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HLWW Sno Fest 2018 celebrated this afternoon

PHOTO GALLERY – Students at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School threw an enthusiastic pep fest this afternoon, doling out funny games and a lot of school spirit.

Hannah Scherping is the 2018 Sno Fest Queen, and Zach Uter is the 2018 Sno Fest King.

Check out more pictures from the pep fest and coronation by clicking here:“>

For additional coverage of Sno Fest, please watch for our Feb. 23 issue of the Herald Journal.  Subscriptions available here:

Hagerty will not seek re-election

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – There will be a new sheriff in town, actually throughout Wright County, come Jan. 8, 2019, as Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty has announced he will not seek re-election, opting to retire after 33 years of service, including eight years as sheriff.


Sheriff Joe Hagerty

“I am going to pull the pin,” Hagerty said.

It is not a decision he has taken lightly.

“I’ve been struggling with this for quite a while, since September or October,” he said. ” . . . I know it’s a four-year commitment. I know I’ve got plenty of gas in the tank to go three or four years. I just wanted to make sure I left when I still really loved what I do.”

See more in the Feb. 9 edition of the Herald Journal.

Howard Lake family in need of donations following Christmas day blaze

HOWARD LAKE – A mother and her three children lost their home and its contents in a fire that occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 25.

According to Kirk Jensen, who coaches one of the children on his youth basketball team, Karen Mumford, of Mumford Sanitation, has opened her business office for the collection of donations for the fire victims.  The Mumford Sanitation office is located at 612 6th Street, Howard Lake.

Mumford will collect cash donations for the family, as well as clothing, hygiene supplies, household goods, etc.

Mumford indicated the two girls in the family wear a womens’ size medium in tops, and a size 8 in pants.  The boy in the family wears a size 10/12 in shirts and pants.  The mother wears a size 4x.

According to Jensen, the family lost everything in the fire.

Questions regarding donations may be directed to Jensen at (612) 618-8710; or to Mumford at (952) 261-6888.

Watch the Friday, Dec. 29 issue of Herald Journal for further details.

Names released from fatal crash near Lester Prairie Christmas day

MCLEOD COUNTY – A two-vehicle crash occurred near the area of 180th St. west of Baldwin Court, southwest of Lester Prairie, at 4:36 p.m. Dec. 25., according to a press release issued by the McLeod County Sheriff’s office.

A 1994 Dodge Caravan driven by Virgil Richter, 69, of Glencoe collided with a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Dolores Ramirez De Juarez, 35, from Glencoe, according to the release.

The occupants of the Dodge Caravan were trapped inside their vehicle and needed to be extricated. The passenger, Bonnie Richter, 63, of Glencoe, was transported to Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. North Memorial Air Care transported Virgil Richter to the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, where he later died.

All occupants of the Chevrolet Suburban, Dolores Ramirez De Juarez, two 3 year-old children, a 13-year old female, a 10-year old female, a female infant, and Salvador Juarez-Medina, 36, of Glencoe, were transported to the Glencoe Hospital.

Also responding to the scene were the Lester Prairie Police Department, Lester Prairie Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Silver Lake Ambulance, Winsted Fire Department, Allina Ambulance, Ridgeview Ambulance, and North Memorial Air Care.

The crash is still under investigation.


Howard Lake’s old Kadlec building coming down today

HOWARD LAKE – The building considered by some to be an eye-sore in the heart of downtown Howard Lake is being demolished today.  The video included via the link below was taken at approximately 10:15 this morning, and shows just a glimpse of the process.

See Herald Journal’s Dec.15 edition for more photos and information about Howard Lake’s revitalization projects.

Howard Lake’s Pit Stop million dollar lottery ticket winner claims prize

WAVERLY – A woman from Waverly has a lot of be thankful for this Thanksgiving after claiming a $1 million Powerball® prize.

The $1 million Powerball prize was claimed by Jean Davis of Waverly Nov. 22. Davis won a $1 million Powerball prize Aug. 23—the same drawing that the $758 million jackpot, Powerball’s second-largest prize ever, was won in Massachusetts.

Davis purchased her winning ticket at Pit Stop, located at 620 Dutch Lake Drive, in Howard Lake. The winning Powerball numbers  Aug. 23 were 6-7-16-23-26 and the Powerball was 4.