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Highway 25 Watertown-to-Montrose new detour begins June 25

WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Motorists who travel Highway 25 between Montrose and Watertown will encounter a new detour route as one segment of the road opens, and another closes, Monday, June 25.

Motorists should plan their travel, and expect the following beginning June 25:

·        Highway 25 between Highway 12 in Montrose and Wright County Road 30/90th Street will open.

·        Highway 25 between Wright County Road 10/Jefferson Avenue in Watertown and Wright County Road 30/90th Street, located north of Watertown, will close. Motorists should follow the signed detour along County Road 10, County Road 13, and County Road 30, or plan their own alternate route. Get map.

All lanes of Highway 25 between Watertown and Montrose will open by early-August.

The closures are needed as part of a project to improve Highway 25 between Seventh Street in Montrose and County Road 10/Jefferson Avenue in Watertown. The project will resurface or reconstruct segments of the road, replace three underground pipes and one box culvert bridge, install new LED stop signs at the Highway 25/Wright County Road 30 intersection, repair a slope north of Armitage Avenue, upgrade guardrail and install mumble/rumble strips. When complete, the project will extend the life of the road and improve the ride along eight miles of Highway 25, and improve safety and drainage in the area.

Highway 12 project begins mid-July

Wright County motorists should also be aware that Highway 12 between Cokato and Howard Lake will be resurfaced in mid-July. More information on that project and its required lane closures will be issued as details become available.

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Mayer City Council to discuss park items

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council, during its Monday, June 25 meeting, will discuss playground equipment for West Ridge Park, as well as ice rink and archery range locations in Old Schoolhouse Park. The council will also discuss cleaning services for the city hall/community center.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

HLWW Board to discuss Guardian Angel Fund

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Monday, June 25 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board work session is discussion about the school’s Guardian Angel Fund, which discreetly helps students in emergencies.

A few other items include a negotiations update, a review of the backpack food program, and information about teacher provided supply costs.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Friday, June 29 edition of the Herald Journal.

Lester Prairie music in the park moved indoors June 19 due to weather

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie’s Music in the Park series has been moved to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 124 Maple St. N. Tuesday, June 19 due to inclement weather. Food available at 6 pm, music at 6:30.

This week’s program:
Music by Phyllis Hummel and Swinging Country Band
Food – pulled pork sandwiches by DS Smith.
Sponsored by Jilek Insurance Agency

Funeral notice: Joan Merriman, 97, of California, formerly of Delano

DELANO, MN – Joan Theresa Kunkel Merriman, 97, of Hemet, CA, formerly of Delano, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. A Mass of the Resurrection will take place Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, with a rosary to begin at 8:45 a.m., and visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or charity of your choice. Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Good Neighbor Days medallion hunt clue – day two

Hi, day 2


Day 2:

When looking for a place for a medallion to hide

Know that you might need to take a short ride

Whether you are young or old

A tale is to be told