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Fire destroys barn, greenhouse in Watertown Township

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Carver County sheriff’s deputies responded to a barn fire at 12975 32nd Street in Watertown Township at approximately 7:26 p.m. June 15, according to a release from Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson. The barn was fully engulfed when deputies arrived. Deputies learned that the homeowner was in the barn and started an older vehicle when something under the engine caught fire. The fire spread before the homeowner had a chance to extinguish it, and he called 911 for assistance. The 50-foot-by-75-foot barn and contents, along with an adjacent 20-foot-by-30-foot greenhouse, were a total loss. There were no injuries. Watertown Fire Department responded and summoned assistance from fire departments in Mayer, Delano, St. Bonifacius, and Victoria. Ridgeview Ambulance was called to scene as a precaution.

LP School Board to approve preliminary budget for 2017-18

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board will consider approval of the district’s 2017-18  preliminary budget during its June 19 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include the first reading of policy 905-advertising, and various contract approvals.

The meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the school media center.

Funeral notice: Myrtle Lenz, 101, of Mayer

MAYER, MN – Myrtle L. Lenz, 101, of Mayer, passed away Monday, June 12 at Auburn Home in Waconia.  Funeral service will take place Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, with interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mayer. Visitation will take place at the church Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

Funeral notice: John Carlson, 77, of Cokato

COKATO, MN – John Arthur Carlson, 77, of Cokato, passed away Monday, June 12. Graveside service will take place Thursday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Cokato, with a time of gathering beginning at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire and bright colors are preferred. Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Cokato and Howard Lake.

City of Mayer working to resolve technolgy issues

MAYER, MN – The City of Mayer has been experiencing technology issues at city hall recently, including problems with the telephone system. The city council took action during its June 12 meeting to resolve the telephone problems. Read the story in the June 16 issue of Herald Journal.

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Funeral notice: Arlaine (Kruschke) Schiebe, 85, of Rockford, formerly of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Arlaine (nee Kruschke) Schiebe, 85, of Rockford, formerly of Greenfield, Plymouth and Lester Prairie, passed away Friday, June 9.  Funeral service will take place Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, 15800 37th Avenue North, in Plymouth, with interment on Thursday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Visitation will take place at the funeral chapel Wednesday, June 14, from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements are with the Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel of Plymouth.