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Local Memorial Day program schedules

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Area Memorial Day programs are set for the morning of Monday, May 30, providing a variety of options for remembering fallen soldiers.


Martin Krueger American Legion Post 407 and its Ladies Auxiliary will begin Winsted’s Memorial Day observance with a Mass at Holy Trinity at 8:30 a.m.

A Naval tribute will take place at Mill Reserve Park at 9:30 a.m.

A program will take place at the cemetery beginning at 10 a.m.

Post 407 Commander Jeff Sterner will be the master of ceremonies, and Winsted Mayor Steve Stotko will provide a welcome message.

The invocation and benediction will be delivered by Fr. Paul Schumacher, Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Bruce Gatz will sing the national anthem, and Holy Trinity students will present musical selections.

Art Guggemos, a World War II veteran, will deliver the Memorial Day address.

Fifth grade essay contest winners, Lexi Karnes (HLWW) and Sarah Mendiola (Holy Trinity) will speak.

Sterner will read the honor roll, and Auxiliary President Margie Kritzeck will place a wreath on the war memorial.

Legion Post 407 will perform the honor guard salute, followed by the playing of taps by Joey Berg.

A potluck dinner will take place at the Legion Club at noon for Legion and Auxiliary members, their families and friends, and participants in the program.

Howard Lake

The Howard Lake Legion Post had not yet finalized the program, and information was not available at the time the May 23 issue went to press. See the May 30 issue of Herald Journal for information about the Howard Lake Memorial Day program.


Charles Claessens Legion Post 305 and Auxiliary Unit will observe Memorial Day with services Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. in Railroad Park in Waverly.

All veterans are welcome to march in the parade, which will assemble in front of the Waverly Village Hall at 10 a.m.

The keynote speaker will be Colonel Stephen Gulyas, US Army, retired, a member of Post 305 American Legion.

Patriotic musical selections will be played by the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School band under the direction of Stephanie Dailey.

“In Flanders Fields” will be read by 2016 Girls State representative Destine Butturff, and Maria Jaros, 2015-2016 Waverly Ambassador will answer with We Shall Keep the Faith.

Crosses will be decorated by Melanie Jetson, Rachel Jetson, Gavin Marquette, Madelyn Remer, and Jack Tuchtenhagen.

The public is welcome to attend the program to honor those who have paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom.

Post 305 will also be collecting new personal care items for patients at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.

A blue bin will be available at the fire hall before or after the Memorial Day program.

Suggested items include lip balm, deodorant, large print crossword or word search books, country music CDs, tennis balls for physical therapy, sewing kits, pocket notebooks, reading glasses (any strength), shower shoes (large or XL), and 30-minute phone cards (without expiration dates).

A collection box will also be available for proper disposal of tattered flags which are no longer suitable for flying.

Lester Prairie

The Ray Kirkpatrick American Legion Post 463 in Lester Prairie will host a Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Service Member Memorial in Central Park.

Commander Chester Hoernemann will provide the welcome.

The Rev. Al Fiene, former Army chaplain, will provide the invocation and benediction.

The Legion Auxiliary will give a floral tribute, followed by the setting of the cross and a 30-second silent tribute to deceased veterans.

The Legion firing squad will fire a salute honoring the dead. The Lester Prairie High School Band will play patriotic music.

The Memorial Day address will be presented by Van and Leeann Karg of Hutchinson.

Van served in the Army from 1965 to 1967, including service in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. He received a gunshot wound Jan. 12, 1967 which made him eligible to be a member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV). He has served that organization in numerous capacities over the years.

He is currently serving as adjutant/treasurer for the Hutchinson Area DAV Chapter 37 and DAV State Judge Advocate for Minnesota.

LeeAnn and Van have been married for 48 years. LeeAnn is a life member of the VFW Auxiliary and has served as its president. She is a life member of the Military Order of Purple Auxiliary, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. LeeAnn just completed her year as the DAV Auxiliary National Commander, 2014/15. She is currently adjutant/treasurer of the local DAV Auxiliary Hutchinson Area Unit 37, state adjutant for MN DAV Auxiliary, and is the National DAV Auxiliary scholarship chairman.

The 2016 Boys State representative will recite General Logan’s Orders; and the Girls State representative will read Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Taps will be played.

Legionaires, fire and police departments are welcome to attend a potluck at the Lester Prairie Sportsmen’s Club following the program.

New Germany/Mayer

The New Germany American Legion Memorial Day program will begin at 9 a.m. at the Crow River Cemetery in New Germany, followed by stops at 9:20 a.m. at the Methodist Cemetery in Mayer, 9:30 a.m. at Zion Cemetery in Mayer, and 10 a.m. at St. John Cemetery in Hollywood.

There will be a program at St. Mark Cemetery in New Germany beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The speaker will be Pastor Leroy LaPlant from St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, who is also the chaplain for New Germany Legion Post 601.

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Princess Kay finalists selected

MINNESOTA – Twelve Princess Kay of the Milky Way finalists were announced May 15 at St. Cloud State University, as follows: Kelly Berg, 20, Olmsted County; Haley Hinrichs, 18, Goodhue County; Makaila Klejeski, 18, Dodge County; Morgan Krause, 18, Wright County; Annette Kyllo, 23, Olmsted County; Kayla Leiding, 19, Fillmore County; Sabrina Portner, 19, Brown County; Kiersten Sabolik, 18, Douglas County; Kelly Schouviller, 19, Becker County; Meghan Skiba, 19, Isanti County; Emily Stocker, 18, Scott County; and Stephanie Sukalski, 19, Mower County.

Princess Kay Finalists 2016
Princess Kay Finalists 2016

Camden Twp./ NG Cleanup Day Sat.

Camden Township and the City of New Germany will have cleanup day Saturday, May 21 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the New Germany shed, 250 State Ave. See ad in today’s paper for details.

Live music in New Germany May 19

SPONSORED POST. Merle Haggard Tribute will perform at Down South Bar & Grill, New Germany Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

Internal medicine doctor joins Hutchinson Health

SPONSORED POST – As Hutchinson Health’s newest internal medicine physician, Cybele Johnson, DO is looking forward to caring for the health of patients in McLeod County and the surrounding area.

Cybele Johnson

Cybele Johnson

“I truly love participating in a team approach with patients and appreciate the opportunity to share in the professional physician/patient relationship,” Johnson said. “I enjoy celebrating their triumphs, undertaking diagnostic challenges, participating in educational moments, supporting and encouraging them through complex, chronic or difficult times, to ultimately create together the best state of wellness possible.”

Johnson performs physicals, pre-operative exams, acute visits, and other outpatient internal medicine clinical activities. She has a special interest in adult medicine, preventative medicine, and health maintenance.

Johnson was raised in Iowa, and practiced nursing before earning an osteopathic medicine degree from Des Moines University.

Along the way, she developed an interest in holistic medicine, and received additional training in nutritional therapy, herbalism, and other non-western modalities.

“Internal medicine allows me to integrate care of the different body organ systems, which is consistent with my patient care philosophy,” Johnson said.

She participated in the internal medicine residency program at the University of Minnesota from 2004 to 2007. Other locations where Johnson has practiced internal medicine include Glencoe and Shakopee.

To make an appointment with Johnson at Hutchinson Health, call (320) 234-3290.