WRIGHT, McLEOD, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Dairy princesses from Wright, McLeod, and Carver counties were among those selected as Princess Kay of the Milky Way finalists May 17.
Front – Maggie Mills, Ellen Sheehan, Kyla Mauk, Kallie Baker, Jennifer Oelfke and Carley Vinkemeier. Back – Kylee Fernholz, Rachel Stender, Morgan Uphoff, McKinzie Smith, Samantha Keller and Michele Green.
The finalists were named at the conclusion of a three-day workshop in St. Cloud attended by nearly 70 county dairy princesses. They include:
- Kallie Baker, 18, Plainview, representing Wabasha County, daughter of Natalie and Bruce Wood;
- Kylee Fernholz, 18, Hoffman, representing Douglas County, daughter of Mark and Michele Fernholz;
- Michele Green, 20, Greenbush, representing Roseau County, daughter of Doug and Corena Green;
- Samantha Keller, 19, Goodhue, representing Goodhue County, daughter of Ted and Lora Keller;
- Kyla Mauk, 19, Howard Lake, representing Wright County, daughter of Chris and Harlan Mauk;
- Maggie Mills, 18, Lake City, representing Goodhue County, daughter of Kent and Deborah Mills;
- Jennifer Oelfke, 18, Hamburg, representing Sibley County, daughter of Jim and Jody Oelfke;
- Ellen Sheehan, 19, Rochester, representing Olmsted County, daughter of Jerome and Karen Sheehan;
- McKinzie Smith, 21, Adams, representing Mower County, daughter of Rick and Tracy Smith;
- Rachel Stender, 17, Lester Prairie, representing McLeod County, daughter of Allen and Lisa Stender;
- Morgan Uphoff, 18, Melrose, representing Stearns County, daughter of Victor and Ann Uphoff; and
- Carley Vinkemeier, 18, Norwood Young America, representing Carver County, daughter of Jeff and Tina Vinkemeier.
On behalf of Minnesota’s dairy farmers, Princess Kay makes appearances to help explain their commitment to taking care of the animals and resources while providing wholesome, nutritious and affordable dairy products. Midwest Dairy Association manages the program.
WATERTOWN, NEW GERMANY, MN – A trip to the grocery store in 1982 turned out to be life changing for Corinne “Cory” Allen of rural New Germany.
It was there that she ran into Tommy Florek, director of nursing at Elim Home in Watertown. Florek was looking for nurses, and Allen, a licensed practical nurse, was looking for a job.
Allen accepted Elim’s offer, and she’s been there ever since.
Look for a story about Allen’s career and information about her upcoming open house in the Monday, May 11 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.
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HOLLYWOOD TOWNSHIP, MN – Kathy Nordling of Delano, and Winsted sisters Sandy Mattson and Sharon Lachermeier, have been bowling on the same team at the Hollywood Sports Complex since 1974.
Kathy Nordling, Sandy Mattson, and Sharon Lachermeier
An appreciation event for past and present bowlers will take place at the Hollywood Sports Complex (15950 County Road 122, Watertown) Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
Look for a story about the history of bowling at the Hollywood Sports Complex on page 2A of the Monday, April 27 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.
CARVER COUNTY, MN – Lenny eats like a pig, but that’s OK. (After all, he is one.)
Luce Line Lenny
“His favorite foods are Lays potato chips and gummy bears,” said his owner, Abby Pawelk, whose family operates LuceLine Orchard in Watertown.
Lenny came to the orchard as a tiny baby two years ago. He weighed about as much as a pineapple then, but has since grown to between 40 and 50 pounds.
Look for the full story in the Monday, April 27 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.
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NEW GERMANY, MN – New Germany City Council will consider an assessment abatement agreement regarding the Trophy Lake Estates property during its Tuesday, April 21 meeting.
Other items on the agenda include a discussion with MN Outboard, an updated PeopleService contract, and discussion of Metropolitan Council forecasts.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.