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Don’t forget to vote – Township elections and annual meetings Tuesday, March 10

WRIGHT, McLEOD, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Victor, Middleville, Woodland, and Marysville townships will be electing new officials Tuesday, March 10.

Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. An annual meeting will take place at each township hall following the election.

Victor Township

Where to vote: Victor Township Hall, 8718 90th St. SW, Howard Lake.

Who’s up for election:

David Hoover’s term as supervisor is up, along with Sean Groos’ term as treasurer.

Groos re-filed for the treasurer position, and David Glessing and Ryan Bakeburg filed for the supervisor position.

Middleville Township

Where to vote: Middleville Township Hall, 3014 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake.

Who’s up for election:

Judy Forst re-filed for the two-year treasurer position, and Jim Jacobson re-filed for the three-year supervisor position. Both candidates are running unopposed.

Woodland Township

Where to vote: Woodland Township Hall, 9065 Clementa Ave. SW, Montrose.

Who’s up for election:

Woodland Township features two open seats, including the supervisor position of Dan Domjahn and the treasurer position of Paula Wood Lavigne.

Both incumbents re-filed and are running unopposed.

Marysville Township

Where to vote: Marysville Township Hall, 3733 Dempsey Ave. SW, Waverly.

Who’s up for election:

Jane Hurley is running for supervisor, to fill the remaining year in the position previously held by Dick Sawatzke. (Sawatzke passed away in June 2014, and Hurley had been appointed to his seat.)

The three-year supervisor position of Augie Riebel is also up, and Riebel has re-filed. There were no other filings.

Annual meetings without elections

Some area townships conducted their elections in the fall. These townships still have an annual meeting Tuesday, March 10.

• Bergen Twp. – 8 p.m. at the Bergen Town Hall, 16595 Babcock Ave., Lester Prairie.

• Hollywood Twp. – 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Town Hall, one block east of the Hollywood Sports Complex on County Road 122.

• Watertown Twp. – 7 p.m. at the Watertown Township Office, 3580 Co. Rd. 10 N., Watertown.

• Camden Twp. – 7 p.m. at the Camden Township Hall, 315 State Ave. S., New Germany.

• Winsted Twp. – 8 p.m. in the Vollmer Room at the Winsted City Hall, at 201 1st St. N.

Funeral notice: Frank E. Schmidt, 91, of Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – Frank Edward Schmidt, age 91, of Montrose, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, surrounded by family. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. There will be a gathering of family and friends Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. prayer service in the Parish Center. Gathering will continue Friday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the church, prior to the Mass. Arrangements are with Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Wright County Board to schedule landfill inspection

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider scheduling a time for the board to inspect the Advanced Disposal landfill during its Tuesday, Feb. 23 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include award of a pavement preservation project to Knife River Corp., authorization for surveyor to prepare a highway plat, discussion of a grant opportunity from the board of water and soil resources, and discussion of solar power generation legislation.

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

Wright County Board to consider award of construction contract

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider awarding a contract for County State Aid Highway 12 reconstruction to Knife River Corp. during its Tuesday, Feb. 17 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include a resolution regarding procurement cards and scheduling the county’s 2015 board of review and equalization meeting.

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

Author Christine Husom to share new book Feb. 13

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The Wright County Historical Society is celebrating “I Love to Read” month with an author visit Friday, Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Wright County Heritage Center (2001 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo).
Christine Husom will share her newest book, “Snow Way Out.” The event is free and open to the public. RSVP’s are not required, but much appreciated, to wrighthistory@me.com or 763-682-7323.
A synopsis of her book:
“Ever since she was a child, Cami has loved the sparkling beauty of snow globes, and now, she sells them. In fact, they’re so popular, Cami and her friend—coffee shop owner Alice “Pinky” Nelson—are hosting a snow globe making class. After the flurry of activity has ended and everyone has gone off with their own handmade snow globes, Cami spots a new globe left behind on a shelf, featuring an odd tableau—a man sleeping on a park bench. On her way home, she drifts through the town park and is shaken to come upon the scene from the globe—a man sitting on a bench. But he isn’t sleeping—he has a knife in his back. When the police arrive, it’s clear they consider Cami a little flaky and possibly a suspect. After her friends also come under suspicion, Cami starts plowing through clues to find the cold-blooded backstabber—before someone else gets iced…”

Funeral notice: Sandor ‘Sandy’ Eory, 79

MONTROSE, MN – Sandor “Sandy” Eory, 79, of Buffalo, and formerly of Montrose, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. There will be a memorial service Saturday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, with visitation one hour prior to the service.