SILVER LAKE – A recognition dinner and program for World War II veterans of McLeod County will take place at the Silver Lake American Legion Thursday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. Dinner provided for WWII veteran, spouse, and one guest. Reservatio required (320) 327-2404 or (320) 455-9189. Reservation deadline Aug. 24. Sponsored by Legion Post 141 and McLeod County Disabled American Veterans.
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MAYER - Schools in Mayer will begin during the next two weeks.
• Students of Mayer Lutheran High School will start classes Wednesday, Aug. 23.
There will be a new student orientation session Monday, Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information or to enroll, contact the school at (952) 657-2251 or visit www.mayerlutheran.org.
• The first day of school for students at Zion Lutheran School will be Monday, Aug. 28.
The first day of preschool for 3-year-olds is Tuesday, Sept. 5, and the first day of preschool for 4-year-olds is Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Zion will be starting off the year with its annual “Back to School Picnic” Sunday, Aug. 27 at noon at the school. For more information, contact school administrator Josh Baumann at (952) 657-2339.
• Watertown-Mayer Public School will start the school year Tuesday, Sept. 5, except for the kindergarten classes, which will start Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Kids Company registration is almost full. To learn more about Kids Company in Watertown and Mayer, contact Amy Dimmler at (952) 955-0283.
WRIGHT COUNTY – Local author Karen Erickson is nearing completion of her book about the Albright Mill in Wright County. A meeting is planned for Sunday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Middleville Township Hall to discuss the completion of the book.
Erickson has been working on the book for several years, and is looking for any additional information or pictures that should be included. If you have pictures or information, it can be brought to this meeting, or please contact Erickson at (320) 286-6782 before the meeting.
Individual pictures will be taken at this meeting of everyone who is mentioned in the book, or has been a part of its creation. Dessert and refreshments will be served.
MCLEOD COUNTY – The McLeod County Republicans will provide literature and information on the current issues from our legislators at the Republican Party booth during the McLeod County Fair Wednesday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 20. Stop by the booth for a free cup of water and sign up for daily drawings for adults and children.
State representative Glenn Gruenhagen (District 18B) will be at the booth Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m.
State Rep. Dean Urdahl (District 18A) will be at the booth Friday, Aug. 18 from noon to 4 p.m.
The Wright Technical Center School Board has voted to select Brian Koslofsky, superintendent at MACCRAY Public Schools, as the technical center’s new executive director.
“We believe Brian has the qualifications and skills to move the technical center forward. We look forward to working with Brian in his new capacity,” said Dwayne Diers, board chair.
The start date for Koslofsky will be Monday, Aug. 28.
HUTCHINSON – The Red Cross Disaster Action Team is looking for volunteers in our area. A training event is planned for Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hutchinson Public Library.
At this event, you will meet other volunteers while training to help your community by bringing healing and hope after a home fire or other disaster as a Red Cross volunteer. Lunch will be provided.
The Hutchinson Library is located at 50 Hassan Street SE in Hutchinson. For more information, or to reserve your spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (507) 387-6664, ext. 1504.