Archive for Waverly

Funeral notice, Beverly Elsenpeter, 81, of rural Waverly

WAVERLY, MN – Beverly Elsenpeter, 81, of rural Waverly, passed away Sunday, August 17. Funeral service will take place Wednesday, August 20 at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, with interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo. Visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo.

Waverly Council candidates include Jeremiah Jessen

WAVERLY, MN – In the Aug. 18 issue of Herald Journal, it was reported Waverly Mayor Connie Holmes filed for re-election, and council members Ken Antil and Ben Duske will compete with Lane Johnson and Scott Wilson for the two available council seats. However, Jeremiah Jessen filed Aug. 12, so five, not four, candidates will compete for two council seats.

Renter damages Village Hall in Waverly

WAVERLY, MN – A renter utilizing Waverly’s Village Hall recently did “a fair amount of damage,” according to maintenance supervisor Jim Woitalla.

“The damage deposit didn’t cover all the damage,” Woitalla said at the Aug. 13 Waverly City Council meeting. “I’d like to see the damage deposit be higher.”

Currently, renters are required to pay a $350 damage deposit that is 100 percent refunded to them if the hall is left in its original condition.

The council plans to look into possibly requiring a renter’s insurance policy or a higher damage deposit.

Not counting labor, Woitalla estimated that the recent renters caused at least $550 worth of damage, including a broken water pipe, a snapped toilet seat, a ruined rug, broken tables and chairs, extra cleaning fees, etc.

“We did bill them for it, but we’ll never see it,” Woitalla said.

HLWW board appoints Paul Bravinder to fill vacant seat


Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board announced Paul Bravinder as the candidate chosen to fill the vacant board seat at its meeting last Monday.

Bravinder recited the oath of office, and began voting with the board at the meeting, as well.

He will serve on the seat until a candidate is elected to complete the term. Bravinder is among the candidates who filed to fill the seat, which is on the ballot for the Tuesday, Nov. 4 election.

Bravinder is a Howard Lake native who moved away after graduation, but has recently returned.

He expressed his satisfaction with the HLWW School Board’s diligence on moving forward with the middle school project.

“The need was present, and the board took the necessary steps to get the project in motion,” Bravinder said during his interview.

For full story, see Aug. 18 issue.


Wright County sheriff race narrowed to two

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – In the Wright County Sheriff’s race, incumbent Joe Hagerty received the majority of the votes in the Tuesday, Aug. 12 primary, with more than 74 percent of the votes (4,727). Stacy Braun will share the November ballot after receiving 937 votes. Bruce Doney received 781 votes.

For more primary results, see the Aug. 18 issue of Herald Journal.

Waverly City Council meeting moved to Wed., Aug. 13

WAVERLY, MN – Normally, Waverly City Council meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month. However, due to primary elections Tuesday, Aug. 12, this month’s meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 13. It will start at 7 p.m. at the Waverly city office.

Look for coverage of the meeting in the Monday, Aug. 18 edition of the Herald Journal.