Archive for Watertown

Sports schedule for Thursday, Aug. 28

Football: LHS at Eden Valley-Watkins; 7 p.m.

Football: W-M at Rockford; 7 p.m.

Volleyball: LP/HT at W-M; 7 p.m.

Girls Swimming: W-M at Orono; 6 p.m.

New half marathon through Luce Line and Dakota Rail trails Sept. 6

HENNEPIN COUNTY, MN – A new half marathon Saturday, Sept. 6 will take place around the bays of Lake Minnetonka and through the Luce Line and Dakota Rail trails.The race starts at the Mound Westonka Grandview Middle School at 7:30 a.m. Registration and race information is available at

The event is sponsored by area businesses, and proceeds will be donated to charity. In addition to the half marathon, the event also includes a 5K family fun run for all ages and paces.


Wright County Sheriff’s office seeking missing person

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – On Tuesday, Aug.26 the Wright County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a Missing Person. Family reported that Christopher Michael Rossing 04-26-89 has not been seen or heard from since Friday afternoon, Aug. 22.

It is believed that Rossing left work in Maple Plain Friday at approximately 5 p.m. and was expected to meet friends in the Norwood Young America area later Friday evening and did not show up. Rossing frequents the Norwood Young America and Watertown areas, where he has several friends. It is believed that Rossing may have been in the Howard Lake area sometime Friday night after he left work.

Anyone who has information regarding the current whereabouts of Christopher Rossing or has seen him since Aug. 22 is encouraged to call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at (763)682-1162.

UPDATE 8-29-14 6:37 P.M. – Rossing has not been seen or heard from since 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Troubles Bar in Howard Lake, according to the sheriff’s office.


Sports schedule for Tuesday, Aug. 26

Volleyball: HLWW at Glencoe-Silver Lake; 7 p.m.

Volleyball: Norwood Young America at LP/HT (HT); 7:30 p.m.

Volleyball: W-M at Mound-Westonka; 7 p.m.

Volleyball: Waconia at LHS; 7:15 p.m.

Girls Swimming: W-M at St. Cloud Apollo Invite; 6 p.m.

Boys Soccer: Spectrum at W-M/LHS (Mayer); 5 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Southwest Christian at W-M; 7 p.m.

Girls Soccer: Spectrum at LHS; 7 p.m.

Customer appreciation day Saturday, Sept. 6 for Lundeen Auction & Appraisers

Sponsored Post – Clients of Lundeen Auction & Appraisers are invited to a customer appreciation day Saturday, Sept. 6 at the FWR Auction Center, 5646 Co. Rd. 33 in New Germany.

Gates open at 6 a.m. with a swap meet and farm market sale, followed by a monthly hay sale at 10:30 a.m. A free hot dog lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m., while supplies last.

Games and prizes for children will be provided throughout the day.

Vendors are welcome; no selling fees. For vendor information, contact Derek Lundeen at (612) 280-1725.

Carver County selects new library director

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Carver County did not go far to select its new Library Director. Carver County Branch Manager Heidi Hoks emerged as the top choice following a statewide search.

“Heidi will be a great leader of the Carver County Library system,” said Gayle Degler, Carver County board chair and liaison to the library board. “She has a clear vision for our library’s future and will be able to hit the ground running.”

Hoks has managed the Waconia, Norwood Young America, and Watertown libraries since 2007. Previously, she was Youth Service Coordinator for the Great River Regional Library, a six-county regional library system headquartered in St. Cloud, and Assistant Library Director at the Northwest Regional Library, a five-county regional library system headquartered in Thief River Falls.

Among many other hats she has worn, she has served as the President of the Minnesota Library Association. Hoks holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Minnesota. She has been involved in community groups ranging from the Waconia-West Carver Rotary Club to library, educational, and theater organizations too numerous to list.

“I am both excited and honored to lead such an excellent and innovative staff as we, the library board, the various library friends, the library foundation, and the county strive to keep our libraries ever evolving in order to best serve the needs of our public,” said Hoks.

Heidi Hoks’ first official day as the library director was August 18. She welcomes your suggestions on library issues and directions for the future. For more information about Carver County’s Libraries, please visit