Archive for Montrose

McLeod Co-op looks to return money to former members

MCLEOD COUNTY, MN – The McLeod Co-op has money for former members. They are looking for current mailing addresses of members who had capital credit checks returned to them by the U.S. Postal Service in 2015-16. If you have a current mailing address for anyone listed, notify the office at (320)864-3148, or have the former member contact them directly.

Michael J. Bickman – Lester Prairie

Mike A. Cohrs – Watertown

Chris L. Fischer – Watertown

James Harmening – Howard Lake

Christopher B. Johnson – Mayer

Darryl Jones – Winsted

Donald J. Martin – Winsted

John and Val McCain – Montrose

Scott M. Olson – Montrose

Lance Pasket – Watertown

Valerie Pecharich – Lester Prairie

Benilda Schermann – Winsted

Bruce Seth – Lester Prairie

John C. Simmons – Mayer

Dean and Kim Noel Strehler – Mayer

Joy I. VanDaele – Winsted

Steven Votava – Winsted

Aaron J. Wiemiller – Winsted

Funeral notice: Thomas E. Lynch, 72, of Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – Thomas Edward Lynch, 72 of Montrose, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, with visitation at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment at Calvary Cemetery in Delano. Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo;

Doula offers support to new parents

Doula is a Greek word which means “a woman who serves.”

This is true of Jill Schwartz of Litchfield, a certified and experienced birth doula who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to mothers before, during, and just after giving birth.

Besides helping moms, Schwartz is a support for dads who are sometimes nervous and don’t know what they should do.

“I keep dads at their comfort level, whatever it is,” she said. “I really enjoy that; the very best thing is to see them become a dad and see the tears roll down their cheeks.”

For Schwartz, witnessing birth is the most rewarding part of her job.

“To witness two people become parents and to see their immediate love; birth is a miracle, and I’m reminded of that each time,” she said.

Sweet Miracles Doula is the name of Schwartz’ business, and she can be reached by phone at (320) 699-1400, or by e-mail at Her website is

Read the full story in our special publication, Family Times, which came out with the Monday, July 11 edition of the Herald Journal. Subscribe to print here.



Funeral notice: Marjorie T. Salonek, 81, of Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – Marjorie T. “Marge” Salonek, 81, of Montrose, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 25, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, July 1 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. There will be visitation Thursday, June 30 at the church from 4 to 8 p.m., and continuing Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the Mass. Arrangements are with Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

Early deadlines this week

The Herald Journal will have early deadlines for the July 4 edition.

All advertising, news items, personals, thank you’s, and open houses are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. Classified ad deadlines are 9 a.m. Thursday for the newspaper.

PHOTO GALLERY: Wright County Breakfast on the Farm

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Click here for photos of the June 18 Wright County Breakfast on the Farm. A few photos will be printed in the Monday, June 27 edition of the Herald Journal.