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Funeral notice: Earl Tesch, 87, of Watertown

WATERTOWN, MN – Earl H. Tesch, 87, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Westwood Place in Watertown. His funeral service will be Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Watertown, with interment at the Mayer United Cemetery in Mayer. There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia;

Man charged with murder in Watertown overdose death

WATERTOWN, MN – Carver County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call involving an unresponsive adult female on the 200 block of Westminster Ave. NW in Watertown March 23 at about 5:55 p.m., according to a release from Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson.
Deputies arrived to find Olivia Rose Zorbas, 19, deceased.
Deputies immediately noted evidence of recent intravenous drug use and suspected Zorbas had overdosed on controlled substances.
Deputies obtained a search warrant for the premises to look for evidence of the manner of death. They recovered an uncapped syringe, packing material consistent with drug packaging, and a makeshift tourniquet. Deputies also discovered a white powder which tested positive as fentanyl, a controlled substance, using a field test kit.
Through further investigation, deputies learned the identity of the suspect believed to have sold Zorbas the controlled substance(s).
March 26, deputies located and arrested the suspect, Deon Lee Hillard, 29, of Minneapolis. Hillard has subsequently been charged with third-degree murder and remains in the Carver County Jail.
Zorbas was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, where an autopsy will be performed.
Ridgeview Ambulance Service and Watertown Fire department assisted the sheriff’s office in responding to this call.
The matter remains under investigation.

Dairy banquets coming up in McLeod, Wright, and Carver counties

WRIGHT, McLEOD, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Dairy princesses will be crowned at area dairy banquets in April. Details are below:

• Wright County – The Wright County dairy princess coronation will take place Saturday, April 14 at the American Legion Club in Maple Lake. It will start with a social at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon officially beginning at noon. This year’s princess candidate is Bethany Kozitka of Howard Lake, daughter of Wayne and Lorrie Kozitka. For more information, contact Jen Rasset at (320) 420-2745.

• McLeod County – Dairy princesses in McLeod County will be crowned during the annual dairy banquet Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Glencoe City Center. Candidates include Elizabeth Krienke, daughter of  Kraig and Rachelle Krienke of Lester Prairie; and Breanna Wright, daughter of Paul and Heather Wright of Hutchinson. For more information, contact Janice Konerza at (320) 327-2821.

• Carver County – Carver County’s dairy banquet is set for Saturday, April 7 at the Mayer Community Center. This year’s princess candidates are Amy Broll of Chaska, Lisa Brueggemeier of Carver, and Laura Grimm of Waconia. All three candidates will be equally crowned. To reach the Carver County ADA (American Dairy Association), email or send the board a message via Facebook.

Funeral notice: Gladys M. Socher, 93, of Watertown

WATERTOWN, MN – Gladys M. Socher, 93, of Watertown, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church, rural Delano. There will be visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church, with a rosary service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

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Annual township meetings set for March 13

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – People who live in rural areas will have an opportunity to help decide the course of local government Tuesday, March 13. All townships will be conducting annual meetings that evening, and many will be electing officials.

In case of inclement weather, meetings and elections may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March.

Winsted Township

Winsted Township’s annual meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Vollmer Room of Winsted City Hall, 201 1st St. N. Elections for Winsted Township will take place in the fall.

Marysville Township

In Marysville Township, the supervisor position currently served by Augie Riebel is open. Riebel has re-filed.

Voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Marysville Township Hall, 3733 Dempsey Ave. SW in Waverly. The annual meeting will follow, after the polls have closed.

Absentee ballots can be cast through the Wright County Government Center, which can be reached at (763) 682-3900.

Woodland Township

In Woodland Township, the supervisor position of Dan Domjahn is up for election, as well as the clerk position of Gloria Janikula. Both incumbents re-filed.

Voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Woodland Township Hall, 9065 Clementa Ave, SW in Montrose. The annual meeting will follow at 8:05 p.m.

Middleville Township

In Middleville Township, Walt Barlow’s position as supervisor is up for election, as well as the clerk position of Joey Berg. Both incumbents  re-filed.

Voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Middleville Township Hall, 3014 Co. Rd. 6 SW in Howard Lake. The annual meeting will follow as soon as possible after polls close.

Victor Township

In Victor Township, the supervisor position of David Glessing and the clerk position of Sharon Glessing are up for election. Both incumbents  re-filed. Michelle Bascom also filed for the clerk position.

Voting will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Victor Township Hall, 8718 90th St. SW in Howard Lake (just off Co. Rd. 6 SW). The annual meeting will follow at 8:05 p.m.

Watertown Township

The annual meeting for Watertown Township will take place at 7 p.m. at the Watertown Township Office, 3580 Co. Rd. 10 N. in Watertown. Elections will take place in the fall.

Camden Township

Camden Township’s annual meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Camden Township Hall, 315 State Ave. S. in New Germany. Elections will take place in the fall.

Hollywood Township

The annual meeting for Hollywood Township will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Township Hall, one block east of the Hollywood Sports Complex on Co. Rd. 122. Elections will take place in the fall.

Bergen Township

Bergen Township’s annual meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Bergen Town Hall, 16595 Babcock Ave., Lester Prairie. Elections will take place in the fall.