Archive for Winsted

Tiny Trojans Preschool now enrolling for fall

SPONSORED POST: Children between the ages of 3 to 5 are welcome to attend Holy Trinity Tiny Trojans Preschool, located in the elementary school building in Winsted. Classes are from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday with two programs to choose from based on child’s age prior to Sept. 1.

The Tiny Trojans program provides a happy Christian environment with a meaningful curriculum and professional staff.

For more information visit, call (320) 485-5652 or email

Parade units wanted for Winsted Summer Festival

Winsted Summer Festival is  set for Friday, Aug. 8 through Sunday, Aug. 10. The grand parade is 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. Contact Dale Maus at (320) 485-3825 to participate. More information is available online at

Link to the 2014 Winsted Citizens Survey

WINSTED, MN – Click here to take the 2014 Winsted Citizens Survey, at Responses are due by Sunday, Aug. 10.

The survey is also available in paper form, included in the utility billing insert. Residents should complete only one version of the survey.

The voluntary survey is designed to measure overall satisfaction with the communication and services provided by the City of Winsted.

‘Hand’ in Hutchinson turned out to be a paw

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – For more than 24 hours July 16 and 17, authorities had a mystery on their hands after a dog picked up what appeared to be a human hand inside a glove northeast of Hutchinson, the Hutchinson Leader reported.

The McLeod and Meeker counties’ sheriff’s offices and other agencies were dispatched to the scene to investigate. Rescue personnel searched Lake Byron for a body or other clues. Meanwhile, the partially decomposed hand and glove were sent to the Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Office. By 2 p.m. July 17, the “hand” was determined to be a bear paw. The reason the paw was in the glove is not known.

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Man killed in Highway 7 crash near Silver Lake

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – Ryan Sturges, 23, of Glencoe, died due to injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash three miles west of Silver Lake Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Sturges had been driving east on Highway 7 shortly before 5 p.m. when his 1997 Chevrolet GMT-400 rear-ended an eastbound 2012 International semi that was slowing to turn into a business lot. The driver of the semi, Jerry Ball, 33, of Lake Crystal, had no apparant injuries, according to the state patrol.

The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office and the Silver Lake Police Department assisted at the scene.

Funeral notice: Terrance ‘Terry’ Scherping, 51, of Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Terrance “Terry” Scott Scherping, 51, of Winsted, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.  There will be visitation Friday, July 25 from 3 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the church; and will continue Saturday,  one hour prior to Mass.  Interment will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Winsted. The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.