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HLWW crowns homecoming royalty – photo gallery now online


HLWW – Homecoming royalty was crowned in a Wizard of Oz, “There’s No Place Like Home” themed celebration this afternoon.  Candidates and other students enjoyed goofy games, a slide-show retrospective, and the anticipation of seeing where the royal crowns were going to land.

Kaitlyn Decker, Chase Lange, Noah Bundrock and Jenna Benson will reign over tonight’s homecoming football game.

To see more pictures from the coronation, visit the Herald Journal photo gallery here:

Watch for the October 13 edition of the Herald Journal for more homecoming highlights.

Chili cook-off at Baylor Park Oct. 14

Carver County Parks is hosting its 14th annual chili cook-off at Baylor Regional Park in Norwood Young American Saturday, Oct. from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Participating in the event requires either a camping reservation or submission of a chili into the contest.
There are 50 camping sites at the Baylor campgrounds for RVs, campers, and tents. Those with camping reservations that weekend can attend the event for free.
Everyone is encouraged to enter their chili for the chance to win a prize, including trophies, a weekend camping package, shelter reservation voucher, annual vehicle pass, outdoor cooking-related supplies, and more.
Bowls, spoons, napkins, and meal fixings will be provided, however, each chili entered will require a roaster pan or crockpot, extension cord, and serving spoon.
Along with prizes for first, second, and third, there will also be winners in the categories of “Hottest Chili,” “Most Unique,” and the “People’s Choice.”
In addition to the annual cook-off, tractor hay rides, pumpkins, and a s’mores bonfire will also be available to those in attendance from 1 to 2:30 p.m., after the awards have been announced.
For more information about public programs and events, contact the Carver County Parks Office at (952) 466-5250 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; or email

Plan now for Mayer Rising Community Boutique

The Mayer Rising Community Festival Fall Boutique will take place in the Mayer Community Center Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 9 a.m.
To reserve a booth, call Lauren at (612) 991-0519, or register online on the Mayer Facebook page at Mayer Rising Community Festival.

Westphal graduates basic military training

US Air Force Airman Michael W. Westphal recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Westphal is the son of Lowell H. Westphal of Winsted, and Julie Westphal of Glencoe, and former ward of Robbie Wilkening of Watertown. He is a 2017 graduate of Watertown-Mayer High School.

Two Mayer fish frys offered in October

Two fish frys will be offered in October in Mayer.
• One will take place at Mayer Lutheran High School Sunday, Oct. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Orphan Grain Train, a Christian volunteer network aiding needy people in the US and around the world.
• The annual fall fish fry hosted by the Mayer Fire Department will take place at the Mayer Community Center Sunday, Oct. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Howard Lake Cleanup day slated Saturday

Citywide cleanup day in Howard Lake will take place Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8 to 11 a.m.
Citizens of Howard Lake, and residents of Middleville and Victor townships are welcome to bring items to 920 2nd Avenue in Howard Lake.
The following items will be accepted at the posted fees:
Major appliances – free;
Electronics – $10;
Monitors, TVs – $20;
Couch – $10;
Mattress/box spring – $15;
Recliner/cushioned chair – $10;
Rim – tires – $1;
Tire – $3 (no bigger than a pickup tire);
Lawnmower/bicycle tires – $1;
Batteries, bikes, scrap metal, lawn mowers – free;
Dumpster load of miscellaneous – $10-$20.
No building materials will be accepted.