Archive for New Germany

Funeral notice: Marcille M. Groenke, 89, of Minneapolis, formerly of New Germany

NEW GERMANY, MN – Marcille M. Groenke, 89, of Minneapolis, formerly of New Germany, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. There will be a funeral service Friday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. at Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, 3430 51st St. in Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are with the Bradshaw Funeral Home, Minneapolis.

Herald Journal Offices Closing Early Friday, January 17

We will be closing our offices at 3 p.m. in Winsted, Delano, and Cokato today, January 17 due to weather conditions. Our offices will be open again on Monday, January 20 during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need to reach any of our offices, you may call the appropriate number listed below and leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as we can on Monday morning.

Winsted Herald Journal office: 320-485-2535

Cokato Enterprise Dispatch office: 320-286-2118

Delano Herald Journal office: 763-972-1028

Thank you and have a great weekend and safe travels!

- Herald Journal Publishing Management

VIDEO – Procession for Howard Lake Fire Chief Taddy Drusch

HOWARD LAKE – The City of Howard Lake Fire & Rescue/Ambulance Chief Daryl (“Taddy”) Drusch died in the early morning hours of January 13 at his residence from a suspected heart attack. Drusch had responded to an emergency call 12 hours prior.

A fire service procession started at 2 p.m. today, and  transported Drusch from the medical examiner in Minneapolis to Cokato; fire departments along the route will participated. Final arrangements and memorials will be shared as they are made available.

Video by Dan Birkholz.

While the family isn’t available to speak with the media at this time, Chris Parsons, president of the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters, can be reached at 651-545-8100 and may be available for an in-person interview in the Twin Cities. Jay Wood, president of the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation, can be reached at 651-755-5037.

Howard Lake Fire Chief Daryl Taddy Drusch(1)


Funeral notice: Lucille M. (Quaas) Thaemert, 87, of New Germany

NEW GERMANY, MN – Lucille M. (Quaas) Thaemert, 87, of New Germany, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Waconia Good Samaritan Center. Her funeral service will take place Friday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 500 Broadway Street East in New Germany, followed by Interment in the church cemetery.
There will be visitation at the church Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia:

Check out ‘Last Minute Monday’ specials

It’s almost here – see the new local promotion for “Last Minute Monday” which will be Dec. 23. A number of local and area businesses are offering great deals for one final day to finish off your holiday shopping needs. See the large ad inside today’s newspaper. It’s also online at and available for sharing.

Early deadlines due to holidays

Herald Journal/Enterprise Dispatch/Delano Herald Journal offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 and the afternoon of Tuesday, Dec. 24. Newspaper deadline will be noon Monday, Dec. 23. The deadline for the Jan. 3, 2020 issue will be noon Tuesday, Dec. 31. Our offices will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.