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Hutchinson Health recognized for high-quality diabetes education

Hutchinson Health’s diabetic educators include registered nurse Colleen Bonniwell, registered nurse  Holly Oestreich, and registered dietitian Lynn Marcus.

Hutchinson Health’s diabetic educators include registered nurse Colleen Bonniwell, registered nurse Holly Oestreich, and registered dietitian Lynn Marcus.

Sponsored Post – The American Diabetes Association estimates that 8.5 percent of people in the US have diabetes.

Some will be unaware that they have this disease until they’re treated for one of its life-threatening complications, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, or amputation.

The diabetes education team at Hutchinson Health takes a proactive approach to diabetes, helping those who have been diagnosed or are at risk.

Hutchinson Health’s comprehensive self-management education program meets national standards, and was recently awarded the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate.

The four-year certificate is awarded to programs that offer effective education as an essential component of diabetes treatment.

“The process gives professionals a national standard for measuring the quality of their services, and it gives patients extra assurance that they’ll receive quality care,” noted Lynn Marcus, a registered dietitian at Hutchinson Health.

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US, and about 5,205 Americans are diagnosed with this disease each day.

Hutchinson Health is one of the largest independent health care providers in Minnesota. Services include primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, and specialty programs. To learn more, go to

Sports schedule for Wed., April 23

Boys Golf: HLWW at LHS Invite (Shadowbrooke); 2 p.m.

Wright County accepts Trailblazer’s terms of partnership on split vote

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – After a lengthy discussion that took many twists and turns, Wright County Board accepted terms of partnership proposed by the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board. The vote, during the April 22 board meeting, passed 3-2, with Board Chair Chirstine Husom and commissioners Mike Potter and Mark Daleiden in favor, and commissioners Pat Sawatzke and Charllie Borrell opposed.

The motion was approved contingent on approval of a joint powers agreement. If the Trailblazer board accepts this amendment, Wright County will continue negotiations with the Trailblazer board.

Read more in the April 28 issue of Herald Journal.

Waverly Gun Club to host hand gun league

The Waverly Gun Club will be hosting a hand gun league at the club.

The league will run for four nights in May, starting Wed., May 7, and continuing May 14, May 21, and May 28.

Shooting starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m.

For additional information go to, or contact Gary at either (612) 210-5356 or

Sports schedule for Tues., April 22

Baseball: Heritage Christian at LP/HT (Winsted); 5 p.m.

Baseball: Kimball at HLWW; 4:30 p.m.

Baseball: Norwood Young America at W-M; 5 p.m.

Softball: Heritage Christian at LP/HT (LP); 5 p.m.

Softball: HLWW at Kimball; 4:30 p.m.

Softball: Sibley East at W-M; 5 p.m.

Softball: LHS at Norwood Young America; 5 p.m.

Track & Field: LP/HT at St. Peter; 4:15 p.m.

Track & Field: HLWW at Maple Lake Invite; 4 p.m.

Track & Field: W-M, LHS at LeSueur-Henderson; 4:15 p.m.

Boys Golf: W-M at St. Peter; 2 p.m.

Girls Golf: W-M, LHS at LeSueur-Henderson; 4 p.m.

Look for Easter egg hunt photos in the April 28 paper

LESTER PRAIRIE, WINSTED, WAVERLY, HOWARD LAKE, MN – Children in several local communities participated in Easter egg hunts April 19. Below, Piper Strom visits with the Easter Bunny in Lester Prairie.

Look for more photos from each event in the Monday, April 28 edition of the Herald Journal.

Lester Prairie Easter Egg Hunt

Piper Strom with the Easter Bunny in Lester Prairie