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Check out our lunch menu Riverside Bar & Restaurant

SPONSORED POST. Riverside Bar and Restaurant, Watertown offering $5 lunch menu coming in March.

Take Herald Journal’s Pub Quiz

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – A trivia quiz compiled by Herald Journal Editor Ivan Raconteur is featured in the community section of the newspaper each week.  Here’s a peek at the questions for the Monday, March 23 edition:

1) How many US states border the Gulf of Mexico?

2) This US singer/songwriter tells listeners she wants to see them be “Brave” in the hit single of that name from her 2013 album, “Blessed Unrest.”

3) Who is the current prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

Check the record page of Monday’s newspaper for answers. Click here to subscribe online or in print.



DiamondBack Sat., March 21 at Hollywood Sports Complex

SPONSORED POST. Hollywood Sports Complex, Watertown is having live music, performed by DiamondBack at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 21

Carver Co. Dairy Princess candidates announced

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Six young women are Carver County Dairy Princess candidates this year, as follows:

• Amy Broll, 17, Chaska. Parents Dan and Kathie.

• Anna Broll, 17, Chaska. Parents: Dan and Kathie.

• Laura Grimm,17, Waconia. Parents: Joel and Barb.

• Katelyn Hesse, 18, Cologne. Parents: Mark and Julie.

• Carley Vinkemeier, 18, NYA. Parents: Jeff and Tina.

• Samantha Wickenhauser, 20, Cologne. Parents: Greg and Andrea.

The 63rd annual Carver County Dairy Day Dinner and princess coronation will take place Saturday, April 11 at the Cologne Community Center, 1211 Village Parkway in Cologne.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Dave Elling, local businessman and part-time radio host/celebrity. Also in attendance will be the 2014 Carver County Dairy Princesses Madeline Beuning, Krianna Boelke, Lauren Manteuffel, 2014 Princess Kay Finalist Christine Leonard, and Carver County’s 3rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Princess Kay #61 Jeni Haler.

Social hour starts at 6:30 pm, dinner is at 7:15 p.m., and the program begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are available for $12 advance purchase until Sunday, April 1 from many local dairy farmers, any ADA board member, any Dairy Day Dinner Committee member, KleinBank-NYA, Carver County Extension Office, or by contacting Mark Wickenhauser at (952) 442-2803 or Barb Grimm at (952) 657-2476 or Tickets will also be available at the door for $16 at the Cologne Community Center the day of the event.

Look for photos of each candidate in the Monday, March 23 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.


Township votes have been tallied

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – A small percentage of voters participated in elections and annual meetings in area townships Tuesday evening.

Victor Township

In Victor Township, David  Glessing was elected as supervisor with 91 votes. Candidate Ryan Bakeberg received 37 votes. Sean Groos received one vote, and five ballots were left blank.

For treasurer, Groos was re-elected with 113 votes. Tom Jeffries received four votes, and Robert Jeffries received one vote. Sixteen ballots were left blank.

Voters set the 2016 levy at $320,000, which is the same as last year.

Discussion at the annual meeting centered on recycling, due to the change in ownership of the township’s previous recycling company.

Middleville Township

A total of 30 people voted in Middleville Township.

James Jacobson was unanimously re-elected for the three-year supervisor position, and Judy Forst was unanimously re-elected for the two-year treasurer position.

The 2016 levy was set at $296,000, which is $10,000 higher than last year. The increase was made in case of a higher recycling fee. No decision has been made yet on the township’s recycling company for the year; most likely, it will be voted on at the township’s Tuesday, April 14 meeting.

Woodland Township

Thirty people also voted in Woodland Township.

Dan Domjahn was unanimously re-elected as supervisor, and Paula Wood was unanimously re-elected as treasurer.

The township’s 2016 levy remains unchanged from last year, at $293,500.

During the annual meeting, Gene Janikula was recognized for his election to township service 50 years ago. (See his story in this issue of the Herald Journal.)

Marysville Township

Fifty votes were cast in Marysville Township.

Augie Riebel was re-elected for a three-year supervisor position, with 37 votes.

Jane Hurley was elected to fill the remaining year in the position previously held by Dick Sawatzke. (Sawatzke passed away in June 2014, and Hurley had been appointed to his seat). She received 44 votes.

A total of 10 write-in votes were cast.

The 2016 levy was set at $260,000.

Topics discussed at the annual meeting included:

• dust coating costs in 2014, and projected costs for 2015;

•  vendor proposals for recycling pick-up;

• clean-up day, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 8 to 11 a.m.;

• candidate considerations for the replacement of the retiring clerk/treasurer; and

• township financial disclosure.

(Look for information about the Bergen, Camden, and Winsted Township annual meetings in the Monday, March 16 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.)

St. Patrick’s Day dinner Tues., March 17 at B’s on the River

SPONSORED POST. B’s on the River, Watertown will be having a St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage dinner Tuesday, March 17. Call (952) 955-2223 or view online at