Archive for Montrose

Wright County Sheriff warns residents about unsolicited driveway contractors

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty warns residents about unsolicited driveway contractors. During the past several years, rural homeowners have experienced unsolicited sales of an asphalt product for application to gravel surfaces on their property. Many of these salesmen are from southern states and claim they are working in the area and have extra material left over. They supply a business card with an 800 number and a business name. They do not provide a written estimate. Once the homeowner agrees to have the work done, a crew soon appears with dump trucks and a paver. During the application, the same salesperson or a member of the crew approaches the homeowner for additional work. The original price continues to rise and soon the homeowner is asked to pay for more than was originally agreed upon. Often, the product is a subpar product and not what many people consider commonly used for an asphalt surface. Homeowners who experience such an encounter are asked to contact the Wright County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 763-682-1162 or 911.

Wright County Board agenda includes tax forfeit items

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider action on items related to tax-forfeited property during its Tuesday, Aug. 25 meeting.

Other items on the agenda include an appointment to the Great River Regional Library Board and approval to retain a person to perform appraisals in the City of Monticello for tax court purposes.

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

Funeral notice: Margie Onstott, 94, of Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – Margie Onstott, 94 of Montrose, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21 at Buffalo Hospital. Visitation will take place Thursday, Aug. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Montrose. Further visitation will take place one hour prior to services at the church. Funeral services will take place Friday, Aug. 29 one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow at the Wright Cemetery in Montrose. Arrangements were made with the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made to; www.thepetersonchapel.com.

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Highway 12 in Montrose

MONTROSE, MN – Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty announced that on August 14 at approximately 9:39 a.m the Wright County Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a car vs. motorcycle crash on Highway 12 in the City of Montrose. Upon arrival deputies found that a 2001 Chevy Impala had collided with a 2003 Suzuki Road Sport motorcycle. The lone occupant of the Impala suffered no apparent injury, while the lone occupant of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene. Names have not yet been released.

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the incident.

Wright County sheriff race narrowed to two

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – In the Wright County Sheriff’s race, incumbent Joe Hagerty received the majority of the votes in the Tuesday, Aug. 12 primary, with more than 74 percent of the votes (4,727). Stacy Braun will share the November ballot after receiving 937 votes. Bruce Doney received 781 votes.

For more primary results, see the Aug. 18 issue of Herald Journal.

Montrose Days 5k walk or run Sat., Aug. 16

The Montrose Days 5k walk or run will take place Saturday, Aug. 16 starting at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (tennis court).

There is no pre-registration, instead you sign-up the day of the 5k, with a suggested donation of $5, which goes towards playground equipment for the elementary school.

The event is organized by Citizen State Bank and Montrose Family Chiropractic.