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Youth volleyball tourney to take place at Watertown

The Watertown Community Rec. Center and Watertown Optimist Club are sponsoring the 13th annual Optimist Youth Girls Volleyball Tournament for grades seven through nine.

The tournament will take place Friday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 8, and is for schools or traveling teams.

For additional information on the tournament, which will take place at the Watertown Rec Center, contact either John Small or Dave Greenman at (605) 882-6250 or

Funeral notice: Joanne C. Westlund, 77, of St. Paul, formerly of Watertown

WATERTOWN, MN – Joanne Carol Westlund, age 77, of St. Paul, formerly of Watertown, passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. There will be a memorial service Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Chapel, with a gathering of family and friends from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service. Inurnment will be in the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Watertown. Arrangements are with the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

Sports schedule for Saturday, Oct. 25

Football: Section 4AA – St. Agnes at HLWW; 2 p.m.

Football: Section 2AAA – Glencoe-Silver Lake at W-M; 3 p.m.

Football: Section 4A – LHS at Minneapolis North; 3 p.m.

Football: Section 4A – Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at LP/HT (LP); 7 p.m.

Sports schedule for Thursday, Oct. 23

Volleyball: Section 2AA – W-M at Belle Plaine; 7 p.m.

Cross Country: Section 5A – HLWW, LHS/LP/HT, W-M at Milaca; 4 p.m.

Section 2AAA playoff football update

In the Section 2AAA football playoffs, Providence Academy (#1 seed) and Watertown-Mayer (#2 seed) both earned opening round byes Tuesday.

Meanwhile, third-seeded Glencoe-Silver Lake beat sixth-seeded Rockford 35-0, and fourth-seeded Breck topped fifth-seeded Minneapolis Patrick Henry 39-20.

That sets the section semifinal match-ups for Glencoe-Silver Lake at W-M, and Breck at Providence Academy Saturday, Oct. 25. Both games begin at 3 p.m.

Man buried alive in Carver County ditch

CARVER COUNTY, MN – A man from Dahlgren Township near Chaska is dead after being accidentally buried alive in a drainage tile ditch, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Preliminary information suggests that Dennis Peter Lenzen, 78, of Dahlgren Township was installing drainage ditch tile in his farm field south of Highway 212 when an employee pushed dirt into the ditch to hold the tile, accidentally burying Lenzen.

The employee called for help and attempted to dig Lenzen out by hand. When emergency responders arrived, they found Lenzen and attempted lifesaving efforts. Lenzen was unresponsive, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The case remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.