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The United States Air Force Band Concert slated the evening of Saturday, April 14 has been cancelled

Colleen Compton, Executive Director of the Dassel-Cokato Arts Association, regrets to inform the public that the concert featuring the United States Air Force Mid-America Concert Band planned for the evening of Saturday, April 14,  at the PAC has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.

Unfortunately, the event cannot be rescheduled.

Waverly’s Doug Ault loved family, friends, animals, and his fire department

WAVERLY – Waverly, by all accounts, lost an admirable man last week.
Doug Ault, 57, died March 24, following complications from a massive stroke.
Current Waverly Fire Chief Ben Duske said Ault joined the fire department in March 1994.
Ault served as the independent department’s secretary and treasurer for 13 years, was an assistant chief for four years, and was Chief 2 at the time of his death.
Duske said the main thing he will remember about Ault was his vast knowledge of many different areas. Duske remembered Ault was always able to get a downed fire truck back in service.
“He was a good guy,” Duske said, “and he always had a smart ass comment.”

See the Friday, March 30 edition of Herald Journal for the complete story about a local hero.

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PHOTO GALLERY – Howard Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Expo

HOWARD LAKE – A great time was had by attendees, vendors, volunteers, and everyone else at the annual Expo, which took place Saturday, March 17 at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School.

Photos from the 2018 Howard Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Expo may be viewed here:

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.