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HLWW fall sports eligibility meeting set for Aug. 7

The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School fall sports eligibility meeting will take place in the auditorium at the high school Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Any student in grades seven through 12 planning on participating in a sport this year needs to attend, with their parents or guardian.

At this meeting, eligibility rules, insurance forms, and athletic fees will be addressed.

Parents and athletes should complete all paperwork required for the upcoming season at this time. They can also get forms online at the HLWW website at hlww.k12.mn.us.

Fall coaches will be available to meet and discuss practice times and distribute schedules.

Athletes will not be allowed to practice until all paperwork and fees are taken care of with the high school office. Students will then be given a participation slip to give to their coach.

Athletes who do not turn in the required paperwork and fees will not be allowed to practice.

Local families to be recognized at Farmfest Thurs., Aug. 7

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER, and MEEKER COUNTIES, MN – Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota.

The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at the annual Minnesota Farmfest on the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls. The event is in the Wick Buildings Farmfest Center on the estate grounds.

Here are a few of the local honorees:

• Engelmann Dairy – McLeod County Farm Family of the Year

• Tony and Patti Fisher Family – Meeker County Farm Family of the Year

• Buetow Farms Inc. – Carver County Farm Family of the Year

• Carlsons Orchard, Bakery, and Restaurant – Wright County Farm Family of the Year

To see a full list of the 2014 farm families, click here.

HL City Council will hold a special meeting Tues., July 22

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. regarding use of city space for the Wright County Fair.

The council will also discuss searching for a new city administrator.

For an update after the meeting, check back with HJ Blogs.

Wright County Board to approve bid for salt storage facility

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider approval of a bid for a salt storage facility during its Tuesday, July 22 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include discussion of quorums at committee meetings and scheduling a meeting to discuss the county’s capital improvement plan.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.

June was the wettest month in Minnesota’s history

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Record-setting precipitation gave ag broadcaster Lynn Ketelsen and his guests plenty to chat about during a live radio show at Midwest Machinery in Glencoe July 16.

“June was the wettest month in Minnesota’s history,” commented assistant state climatologist Pete Boulay with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The state average rainfall total for June 2014 was 7.75 inches – well over the previous record of 7.32 inches set in July 1897 and again in June 1914.

At 14.24 inches, Glencoe’s June total was higher than most locations in the state.

Look for the full story in the August edition of Farm Horizons.

Photo by Starrla Cray Lynn Ketelsen of the Linder Farm Network broadcast the Mid-Day Farm Review at Midwest Machinery in Glencoe July 16, as part of KGLB radio’s Glencoe Farm & Ag Day. Above, Ketelsen gets ready to analyze the market with Marc “Pete” Peterson, director of United Farmers Coop’s risk management department.

Photo by Starrla Cray
Lynn Ketelsen of the Linder Farm Network broadcast the Mid-Day Farm Review at Midwest Machinery in Glencoe July 16, as part of KGLB radio’s Glencoe Farm & Ag Day. Above, Ketelsen gets ready to analyze the market with Marc “Pete” Peterson, director of United Farmers Coop’s risk management department.

 

Beer Festival Sat. July 19 – Winsted, MN

SPONSORED POST: For a chance to sample beer and wine from about 25 local and national craft breweries, look no further than the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. In addition to the beer and wine sampling, food will be served at the event including burgers, brats, pork chops, pizza, bottled water, & pop.

This first-ever event will take place Saturday, July 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

b-brewfest.052014“We’re anticipating 1,000 people for the first year,” said Tom Ollig, development director at St. Mary’s Care Center.

Only those 21 and older, with a valid ID, will be allowed to enter. Participants will receive a commemorative mug to use for the 2-ounce beer and wine samples, and they will be able to vote for their favorite beverage.

HURRY SPECIAL PRICING ENDS TODAY (JULY 18)

Tickets can be purchased online at www.stmarysbrewfest.com, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Tickets will be $30 when ordered online through the event date. At the gate, tickets will be $35 each. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each, and include a mug and non-alcoholic beverages.

There is no charge for parking.