EV-W Athletes of the Week

Two EV-W seniors have been named Central Minnesota Athletes of the Week in their respective sports. Reilly Hennen, a libero on the volleyball team, had an incredible game two weeks ago with…

Suicide bereavement webinar offered

Dec. 1 webinar aimed at agricultural communities affected by suicide The Minnesota Department of Agriculture…

In her words: Jacki Stockinger on memories growing up with libraries and books

Great River Regional Library will begin moving into the new library building the week of…

Olivia Bowman, newborn

Olivia Rose Bowman was born at 7:03 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz., and she was 17.5 inches. She died at 8:50 a.m. A private family service will be held at Ostmark Lutheran Church.

Kenneth Wills, 94

Kenneth Wills of Kimball died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Harmony River in Hutchinson. A Celebration of Life is tentatively set for May 2021.

Vernon Tschida, 86

Vernon Tschida of St. Augusta died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at St. Cloud Hospital from complications of a stroke, with family by his side. He was 86. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Help…

Arthur Asfeld, 74

Arthur Asfeld of Watkins died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. He was 74. A memorial mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. Visitation will be…

Verna Dahnke, 89

Verna Dahnke, formerly of South Haven, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at Havenwood of Buffalo. She was 89. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Fairhaven Cemetery. 

Ronald Hoefer, 62

Ronald Hoefer of Annandale died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at St. Cloud Hospital. He was 62. A private memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with Pastor Mark Andrews…

Rollin ‘Rollie’ Stuve, 86

Rollin “Rollie” Stuve of Fair Haven died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins due to COVID-19. He was 86. In order to honor Rollin, a memorial service will be held in the future, after the…

Hazel Strand, 95

Hazel Strand of Annandale died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. She was 95. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Lake Union Covenant Church in rural South Haven. Public viewing…

Lynden Township clean-up

On Monday, Nov. 9, members of our Explorer Post and Advisor Brian Theisen attended the Lynden Township Board meeting. They were there to accept a donation for the POST’s help with Lynden Townships annual clean up day on Oct. 3.…

Stearns County election review

Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer Randy Schreifels wants to inform residents of the post-election review process. As an additional checks and balance for the Nov. 3, General Election, a post-election review was conducted Nov. 17. This post-election review process included counting the…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Nov. 26, 2020

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 11/22/20, 08:29 am, Welfare Check, State St S, City of Eden Valley: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 11/22/20, 10:26 am, Motor Vehicle Accident, CSAH 21, Kingston Twp: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 11/22/20, 14:04 pm, Animal Complaint – Dog,…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Nov. 26, 2020

Nov. 22, Amara Martinez, 36 of Cokato, was arrested in Delano on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance violation. Nov. 21, Sandra Jean Kerkow, 48 of Cokato, was arrested in Stockholm Township on the charge…

Laser lights targeted at helicopter from Murray Lake

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, there was a complaint of a Life Link helicopter having been shined with a laser light. The helicopter was over Maine Prairie Township at the time and believed the light had come from the SW corner…

Citizens can apply to serve on a county committee

There is an opportunity for Stearns County residents to get involved with their local county government. Numerous openings exist for residents wanting to serve on a Stearns County board, committee, or task force. The boards and committees serve a variety…

Siren test canceled until March

Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze has determined the 1 p.m. monthly test of the Meeker County outdoor warning sirens will be canceled for all sirens in Meeker County on Dec. 2, Jan. 6, and Feb. 3, to avoid unnecessary strain…

2021 Crop Management Input Seminar Dec. 4

By Karen Johnson, U of M Ext. Educator, McLeod and Meeker Counties The University of Minnesota Extension and the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce the 2021 Crop Management Input Seminar set for Friday, Dec. 4. This event will run from…

Suicide bereavement webinar offered

Dec. 1 webinar aimed at agricultural communities affected by suicide The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will offer a free webinar Tuesday, Dec. 1, about suicide bereavement – what happens to people who are…

Minnesota National Guard ramps up COVID-19 support

More than 200 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard have been activated to support the state’s COVID-19 response efforts. This number was expected to increase to over 400 by the end of last week. The Guardsmen will be…

FSMA Produce Safety Rule trainings

Registration open for winter 2020/2021 By Katie Drewitz, U of M Extension Beginning in December, University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and other partners will host 100% virtual Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule Grower Trainings.…

Soil Management Summit moves online Dec. 15-16

By Liz Stahl, U of M Extension Educator-Crops Like many annual events, this year’s Soil Management Summit (SMS), formerly known as the Conservation Tillage Conference or CTC, has had to make the transition from in-person to online. The SMS planning committee…

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