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Waverly, Mayer, and Lester Prairie residents hurt in Highway 7 crashes

McLEOD, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Two separate crashes were reported on Highway 7 recently, one near Mayer, and one near Lester Prairie.

The first occurred Nov. 25 at about 10:43 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Lillian Dammann, 83, of Lester Prairie was driving a 1999 Ford Taurus north on Babcock Avenue when her vehicle collided with Darlene Hemond, 80, of Spicer, who was driving a 2012 Ford Fusion east on Highway 7.

Dammann was transported to Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia with non-life threatening injuries, the state patrol reported. No injuries were reported for Hemond. Both women were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The Lester Prairie Fire Department, the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, and Ridgeview Ambulance assisted at the scene.

The second crash on Highway 7 occurred Wednesday at 5:32 p.m.

The state patrol reported that Paul Wren, 83, of Mayer, was driving a 1999 Chevy Silverado north on Carver County Road 123 when his vehicle was struck by a 2008 Toyota Prius heading west on Highway 7.

Wren was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with serious injuries.

The driver of the Toyota Prius, Timothy LePage, 53, of Waverly, was transported to Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia with non-life threatening injuries.

According to the state patrol, LePage was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, and Wren was not.

Funeral notice: Evelyn Hausladen, 95, formerly of Watertown and Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Evelyn Hausladen, 95, of Waconia, formerly of Watertown and Winsted, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Funeral services will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Oster Covenant Church, followed by interment at the church cemetery. There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to the services. The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolneces may be made to

Waconia man missing after paddleboarding on lake

WACONIA, MN – The Carver County Sheriff Office is investigating an incident on Lake Waconia that was reported Nov. 26 just after 3 p.m., according to a press release.

The caller stated that an unoccupied paddleboard was seen about 100 feet offshore. Deputies learned Andrew John Stifter, 35, of Waconia had gone to Lake Waconia to photograph wildlife from his paddleboard. A search began, and sheriff’s deputies were able to recover property believed to belong to Stifter, but were unable to find Stifter.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at (952) 361-1231 or use the tip line (952) 361-1224.

Sunday Brunch in Watertown

SPONSORED POST. Huge 5 meat Sunday Brunch served from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at B’s on the River, Watertown. Adults $10.99, kids 6-10 $7.99, kids 5 and under $3.99.

Live music in Watertown Nov. 23

SPONSORED POST. Mitch Gordon & the Unleaded Band will perform live music Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Hollywood Sports Complex, Watertown starting at 9 p.m.

Lorie Line – A Merry Little Christmas Nov. 27

SPONSORED POST. Lorie Line will perform Sunday, Nov. 27, 3 p.m. at the Watertown-Mayer Performing Arts Center. Tickets now on sale. (800) 801-5463,