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Extended summer hours for back-to-school physicals at Hutchinson Health

SPONSORED POST – Summer is a great time to take care of annual wellness and physical exams for kids of all ages.

At Hutchinson Health, extended evening hours for back-to-school appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Monday, July 17 and ending Thursday, Aug. 31.

Regular clinic hours in Hutchinson are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment, call (320) 234-3290.

Back-to-school appointments can include:

• sports physicals

• preschool/kindergarten physicals

• annual wellness check-ups and immunizations

To learn more, go to

Winsted to consider $800K of lift station improvements

WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Tuesday, June 20 Winsted City Council work session is a financial analysis of about $800,000 in proposed lift station improvements.

The work session will start at 5 p.m. in the Lewis Room of city hall, followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Friday, June 23 edition of the Herald Journal.

Winstock winners announced

WINSTED, MN – The 2017 Winstock Country Music Festival raffle winners are:

Darion Ulrich, Howard Lake, MN – $15,000 Cash (Grand Prize)

Gary Starkson, Lester Prairie, MN – $1,000 Cash

Debra Paul, Hutchinson, MN – $500 Cash

Rita Fasching, Redwood Falls, MN – $100 Cash

Bob & Irene Kutz, Winsted, MN – $100 Cash

Jason Sanders, Mora, MN – $100 Cash

Rick Scholtes, Blue Earth, MN – $100 Cash

Ray Cardinal, Waverly, MN – $100 Cash

Elaine Fleischacker, Winsted, MN – $100 Cash

James Neumann, Winsted, MN – $100 Cash

Virgil Scherping, Winsted, MN – $100 Cash

David Wiebe, Wichita, KS – $100 Cash

Gene Gibson, Andover, MN – $100 Cash

Mosquito spraying schedule for Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Winsted’s first mosquito-spraying of the summer was June 6. The next planned spray dates are: June 20, July 3, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 22, and Sept. 5.

Dates may vary due to weather and other factors. For questions, contact public works at (320) 485-2201.

Winsted council votes to pave airport runway

WINSTED, MN – With three people in favor, one opposed, and one abstaining, Winsted City Council members decided to pave the airport runway at a special meeting June 8.

The vote was the culmination of years of discussion, planning, and deliberation, and one the council did not take lightly.

“This has been a very, very difficult struggle for me,” said Council Member George Schulenberg, who voted “yes” to paving.

The other council members who voted in favor were Patty Fitzgerald and Mike Heinrich.

Council Member Tom Ollig voted “no,” stating that the city has other projects that will increase taxes already, and both the turf and tar options would meet the objective of a safe airport runway with improved drainage.

Mayor Steve Stotko abstained.

“My biggest concern is that we’re landlocked,” he said.

Look for the full story in the Friday, June 16 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here for subscription information.




Cutest Pet Contest winners announced

MINNESOTA – Congratulations to the final round of winners of the Cutest Pet Contest:

• Grand Prize ($500) – Meka, owned by Deb Schott of Lester Prairie (550 votes)

• Second Prize ($250) – Wilford Brimley (Brim), owned by Melissa Kraemer Olson of Eagan (390 votes)

• Third Prize ($100) – Wicket, owned by Chris Kittock of Waverly (270 votes)

Look for photos of the winners on the front page of the Herald Journal and Enterprise Dispatch Friday, June 9. All entrants will be featured in the June 9 Cutest Pet Contest Special Edition.

Meka likes to help wash the car.
Meka likes to help wash the car.
Wicket appears to be a Vikings fan.
Wicket appears to be a Vikings fan.
Brim is stylish in heart-shaped sunglasses.
Brim is stylish in heart-shaped sunglasses