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The Winsted Winter Festival Medallion has been found!


Charlie Remer, his son Jack and Jack’s friend Luke found the medallion this morning, Thursday, Dec. 3.

It was located at the lift station next to Littfin Truss office.


Just for is the last clue:


Helping you find me is such a bore.

If you go south, you will find more

Finding me will give you a “lift”

Just like a nice gift.

You will see my neighbor, give him a shout.

He helps us when the power goes out.

Winsted Winter Festival Clue #4 Dec. 3, 2020



Not sure what to do?

I really feel for you!

I really don’t care for any park -

so you may need another spark.

A super “power” may be of help

Since I am not just sitting on a shelf

Winsted Winter Festival medallion hunt Clue #3 Wednesday, Dec. 3



Location, location, location

The three important words in real estate

I know what you are thinking -

A better clue would be great!

I see traffic all day long

Being located at the edge of town

Winsted Winter Festival medallion hunt clue #2. Tuesday, Dec. 1



Need some direction?

I feel your pain.

These clues seem so vague –

Who could be to blame?

Keep looking as you should

I am connected to treated wood

Winsted Winter Festival medallion hunt clue #1 Monday, Nov. 30


2020 Medallion Hunt Clue for Monday:

Anywhere in Winsted I shall be

On City property -

Around a corner I can be found

If you find me today

All will be astounded!


  • Runs from Monday 11/30 to Saturday 12/5.
  • Daily clues will be posted digitally on HJ Blog, Chamber FB page and physically at Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate office located at 121 W Main Ave. It will be hid on City of Winsted property.
  • The person to find the medallion will receive $100 in Winsted bucks. Once found, bring the medallion to HJ during their regular business hours of 8:00-4:30 M-F. If after hours, call Jeff Campbell at 612-554-7439 (I include this info with the medallion)

Glencoe Regional Health, Ridgeview, Hutchinson Health leaders together ask for community vigilance against COVID-19

Leadership of three regional health systems have banded together to ask community members to work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

A press release from President and CEO Patricia Henderson of Glencoe Regional Health; President and CEO Mike Phelps of Ridgeview; and President Jim Lyons of Hutchinson Health indicated all facilities continue to see increasing cases of COVID-10.

The release reads as follows:

“To our community –
As we continue to see a dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases in our communities, we – as the leaders
of your local healthcare systems – are urging you to do your part to reduce the spread.
The rise of COVID-19 cases is having a significant impact on our hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.
It is draining our resources such as beds, PPE (masks, gloves, gowns), supplies, and our most valuable
resource: our staff.

An increase in community spread is having a significant impact on our staffing levels,
as our employees on the front lines are affected by high-risk exposures or direct illness.

While some people may not be very sick with COVID-19, they still have the possibility to spread the virus
to others, who can become very ill or even die. We want to protect the elderly and other vulnerable
people from getting sick and needing urgent medical care.
We need everyone to work together to slow down the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We are
asking for you to take this virus seriously. After nine months of sacrifices, we know you are exhausted.
Now is not the time to become relaxed and complacent about prevention measures. Wear a mask and
stay apart. We’ve been practicing all year, and now is the time that it matters most. Let’s work together to
keep our communities safe. We are stronger together.
While it’s a tradition to gather with your family during the holidays, we ask that you stay home this year.
In-person family gatherings will continue to spread the virus and not only risk the health of our family and
friends, but put unnecessary strain on our healthcare systems. Consider other ways of connecting with
your loved ones, such as video calls and phone calls.
Please continue to be extra diligent with these preventive measures:
• Avoid going out, except for essential items.
• Avoid gatherings.
• Keep at least six feet of distance between you and another person.
• When in public, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.
• Wash your hands OFTEN with soap and water for AT LEAST 20 seconds, especially after
using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol IF soap and water are
not readily available.
• Stay home if you are feeling sick.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Get a flu shot to reduce the risk of a hospital stay.
Thank you for helping us slow down the spread of COVID-19. We will get through this, together.
Patricia Henderson
President & CEO, Glencoe Regional Health
Mike Phelps
President & CEO, Ridgeview
Jim Lyons
President, Hutchinson Health