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Mayer City Council to consider replacement of trees in parks

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council will consider purchase of trees for city parks during its March 27 meeting. Other items on the agenda include approval of a grading agreement for Hidden Creek 7th Addition, and approval of jetting and slip lining sewer projects. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

Down South Bar & Grill brings in the bands

Head to Down South in New Germany for tune time.  Saturday, April 1 brings in Lennie Thompson at 7 pm. On Sunday, April 2 at 3 pm, Papa Bear Norton takes the stage.

Stop in Friday, March 31, to take advantage of the two for one rail drink special running from 9 – 11 pm.

For further information, call (952) 353-2520.

HLWW to give update on portable classrooms

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – An update of the portable classrooms that are planned at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District is on the agenda for the Monday, March 27 school board meeting.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Look for coverage in the Monday, April 3 edition of the Herald Journal.

PHOTOS: Winsted Women’s Expo

WINSTED, MN – Click here for photos from the March 25 Women’s Expo in Winsted. 

The expo was presented by the Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce, and featured more than 60 vendors. A few photos will appear in the Monday, April 3 edition of the Herald Journal.

Funeral notice: Martha T. Rohling, 87, of Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Martha T. Rohling, 87, of Winsted, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
A memorial service will take place Monday, March 27 at 10 a.m. at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with visitation one hour prior to the services. Interment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

Funeral notice: Virgil L. Hecksel, 71, formerly of Watertown

WATERTOWN, MN – Virgil Lyle Hecksel, 71, formerly of Watertown, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. His funeral service will take place Monday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township, New Germany, followed by interment at St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday, March 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and continuing Monday at the church, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia;