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Head-on collision injures Mayer woman

KANDIYOHI COUNTY – A Mayer woman received non-life threatening injuries in a head-on collision in Kandiyohi County at 7:25 a.m. today.  Julie Vonne Stanley, 19, of Mayer, was driving a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer southbound on Highway 71. A Chevy Trailblazer, driven by Kyle James Dimler, 44, of Willmar, was northbound on Highway 71. The vehicles collided head-on.  Both drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Rice Hospital.  Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

VIDEO – Procession for Howard Lake Fire Chief Taddy Drusch

HOWARD LAKE – The City of Howard Lake Fire & Rescue/Ambulance Chief Daryl (“Taddy”) Drusch died in the early morning hours of January 13 at his residence from a suspected heart attack. Drusch had responded to an emergency call 12 hours prior.

A fire service procession started at 2 p.m. today, and  transported Drusch from the medical examiner in Minneapolis to Cokato; fire departments along the route will participated. Final arrangements and memorials will be shared as they are made available.

https://photos.herald-journal.com/Procession-for-Fire-Chief-Taddy-Drusch/

Video by Dan Birkholz.

While the family isn’t available to speak with the media at this time, Chris Parsons, president of the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters, can be reached at 651-545-8100 and may be available for an in-person interview in the Twin Cities. Jay Wood, president of the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation, can be reached at 651-755-5037.

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Wright County road conditions improving; still slick

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN -   An accident adjacent to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School on County Road 6 was one of several reported in the county this morning.

photo by Jami Berg

photo by Jami Berg

As of 10 a.m. Monday, Captain Dan Anselment of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office reported that there were six accidents that involved property damage, one spinout that left a vehicle in a ditch, and no reported crashes that involved injuries.

Although the snow is winding down and moving out of Wright County, Anselment said that many roads, off-ramps, and bridge decks remain treacherous, and extreme caution should be used for those that have to be out on the roads this afternoon.

One issue that will continue to be a concern is that because of the high winds that have accompanied the storm, the Wright County Highway Department will not be able to chemically treat the roads and will depend on plowing to get the roads as clear possible.

Wright County Highway Maintenance Superintendent Steve Meyer said that all of the county’s plows were out on the roads clearing snow, but that, given the gusting wind the came behind the storm not only has created limited visibility in open areas, but that chemical treating of roads isn’t effective. It tends to collect on the road surface because of the wind and, at times, can create more problems than it solves in these kinds of conditions.

 

Highway 123 closed due to flooding between Watertown and Mayer

Effective today, Monday, Sept 16, Highway 123 between Watertown and Mayer will be closed due to flooding. During the road closure drivers won’t be able to travel north of Highway 7 on Highway 123. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes, such as Highway 25 or Highway 21.

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HLWW crowns homecoming royalty

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Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School has crowned its 2019 homecoming royalty.

The royal court includes: Princess Gracie Mallak, Prince Drew Oestreich, Queen CJ Decker, and King Quinn Mathison.

Watch next week’s Herald Journal for full coverage of the coronation and the pep fest that followed.

Routes to reading . . . here are maps to Little Free Libraries in Howard Lake and Waverly

Howard Lake’s Little Free Libraries map: http://www.herald-journal.com/archives/2019/stories/hl_littlefreelibraries.pdf

Waverly’s Little Free Libraries map:  http://www.herald-journal.com/archives/2019/stories/wav_littlefreelibraries.pdf