Archive for Waverly

Holiday schedule for Herald Journal

WINSTED, LESTER PRAIRIE, HOWARD LAKE, NEW GERMANY, MAYER, WATERTOWN, WAVERLY, MN – During the holidays this year, the Herald Journal will be published as usual on Fridays. However, our offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25 as well as Tuesday, Jan. 1. Deadlines remain at Wednesday noon for inclusion in Friday’s paper. Due to the reduced workdays, there may be a lag in processing subscription orders and renewals; please allow extra time for these orders to take effect.

Check out ‘Last Minute Monday’ specials

WINSTED, LESTER PRAIRIE, HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, NEW GERMANY, MAYER, WATERTOWN, MN – It’s almost here – see the new local promotion for “Last Minute Monday” which will be Dec. 17. A number of local and area businesses are offering great deals for one final day to finish off your holiday shopping needs. See the large ad inside today’s newspaper. It’s also online at and available for sharing.

Data breach reported in Wright County

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – The following news release was issued Wednesday by Wright County officials:

A Wright County employee was found to have transferred private data to his home without authorization and in violation of county policy.

Based upon the investigation conducted by the county, no evidence has been found that indicates there was any sale or distribution of the private data. The data was recovered and returned to the county by law enforcement.

Since government agencies are held to a high standard for data protection, Wright County officials notified individuals because they felt citizens had a right to know this transpired – even though the data is back in the county’s possession.

Employees are required to complete multiple trainings about protecting citizen data annually, and the county has several policies in place.  This unfortunate decision by one individual to not follow policy has triggered this notification effort.

While the policy investigation is complete, a criminal investigation related to this employee’s actions is ongoing.

A company that specializes in data notification has been hired by Wright County to handle notifications and requests. Citizens are asked to use these resources to request further information:

Toll free information line: 866-680-3212.


Address for information:

Wright County Data Incident-6354


Minneapolis, MN 55440-0044

Individuals who did not get a letter from the county did not have data accessed in this incident.

Funeral notice: Jeanne A. Painschab, 93, of Waverly

WAVERLY, MN – Jeanne A. Painschab, 93, of Waverly, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Haven Homes in Maple Plain, surrounded by her family. A memorial service will take place Monday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends Sunday, Dec. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service; continuing Monday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

HLWW’s truth-in-taxation hearing set for Dec. 10

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – A truth-in-taxation hearing will take place during the Monday, Dec. 10 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Another item on the agenda is discussion about hiring an additional paraprofessional position, and an extra speech position.

Look for coverage in the Friday, Dec. 14 edition of the Herald Journal.

Two vehicle collision near Hutchinson yesterday resulted in two injured and one fatality

McLEOD COUNTY – On Tuesday Dec. 4 at 1:07 p.m., the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two- vehicle fatal accident in the area of Jefferson Rd S and Airport Rd, west of Hutchinson.

Also responding were Hutchinson Fire, Allina Ambulance, Minnesota State Patrol, and McLeod County Highway Dept.

Vehicle #1 was a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, owned and driven by Rodney Manderscheid, age 52, of Hutchinson. The driver of Vehicle #1 was wearing his seatbelt, and was transported to the Hutchinson Hospital.

Vehicle #2 was a 1999 Volkswagon Jetta, owned and driven by Isaak Erickson, age 21, of Hutchinson. The driver of vehicle #2 was not wearing his seatbelt, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger of Vehicle #2, Alexander Schmidt, age 22, of Hutchinson, was wearing his seatbelt. He was transported to the Hutchinson Hospital for serious injuries, and later airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center.

This case remains under investigation, accoriding to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office.