According to the National Weather Service, the Herald Journal readership area including Winsted, Lester Prairie, Waverly, Silver Lake, New Germany, Howard Lake, and all points in between, all received somewhere between seven and 10 inches of snow this past weekend, March 9 and 10. Locals who measured the snow themselves say it may have been even more than that.
The staff at Herald Journal braved the elements to capture some of the scenery around the area during and after the big snow. Check out the resulting photos in the gallery here: https://photos.herald-journal.com/Winter-shows-no-mercy-to-entire-HJ-readership-area/i-TCChHxR
If anyone who lives here happened to be out of town last weekend, never fear. The National Weather Service is forecasting rain and fog beginning Wednesday, which eventually turns to snow later Thursday night. Keep those shovels handy!
Remember to “spring ahead” and set your clocks ahead one hour Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m.
NEW GERMANY, MN – Ronald Stahlke, 81, of New Germany, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia. His funeral service will be Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, with interment at the church cemetery. There will be visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.
NEW GERMANY, MN – Virgil W. Baumann, 75, of New Germany, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. There will be a memorial service Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia with the Rev. Howard Krienke officiating. One hour prior to the service, there will be a gathering of family and friends at the funeral home. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.
NEW GERMANY, MN – Richard E. Mielke, 87, of New Germany, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. A private funeral service will take place with interment at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery in New Germany. There will be visitation at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia Thursday, Feb. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements are with the Johnson Home of Waconia.
NEW GERMANY, MN – The New Germany City Council will discuss an update to the city website during its Tuesday, Feb. 5 meeting. Other items on the agenda include a fourth quarter water and sewer report, a solid waste grant agreement, and a report on the city clerk’s annual review. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.