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City of Winsted to look at hiring an assistant

WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Tuesday, Dec. 6 Winsted City Council work session is discussion about hiring an assistant to the city administrator. The position is being considered following the vacancy left by the previous clerk/treasurer.

The meeting will start at 5 p.m. in the Lewis Room of city hall. A regular council meeting will take place after, starting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Monday, Dec. 12 edition of the Herald Journal.

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Merry Christmas at St. Mary’s Care Center

SPONSORED POST. “Twas the night before Christmas at St. Mary’s Care Center, and all of the residents were looking their best, their glasses, how sparkly, their wrinkles how merry”
A bed sock was taped to each walker, in hope that Santa would bring some soft candy and soap.
The grandkids had sent some Christmassy crafts, like angels in snowsuits and penguins on rafts.
The bedpans, so shiny, all stood in a row, reflecting the night lights magnificent glow. The supper so festive, the joy wouldn’t stop, was creamy warm oatmeal with sprinkles on top.
Old Grandfather Dooly was feeling his oats, proclaiming that reindeer were nothing but goats!
Our resident wonderer was seated in her chair, in hopes that at bedtime she still would be there.
Then out at the north door there arose quite a clatter, the nurses and aids jumped up to see what was the matter, a little old man all decked out in red, went to each residents room and softly patted their heads.
He whispered “Merry Christmas my friends we meet one more time” then he left a small angle to keep them in line.
As you celebrate your Christmas please keep us in mind, and visit our residents when you have a bit of time. we still enjoy a smile and a friendly hello, that’s all we need at St. Mary’s to make our
Christmas glow.
Merry Christmas and
God bless you and your families!

Waverly, Mayer, and Lester Prairie residents hurt in Highway 7 crashes

McLEOD, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Two separate crashes were reported on Highway 7 recently, one near Mayer, and one near Lester Prairie.

The first occurred Nov. 25 at about 10:43 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Lillian Dammann, 83, of Lester Prairie was driving a 1999 Ford Taurus north on Babcock Avenue when her vehicle collided with Darlene Hemond, 80, of Spicer, who was driving a 2012 Ford Fusion east on Highway 7.

Dammann was transported to Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia with non-life threatening injuries, the state patrol reported. No injuries were reported for Hemond. Both women were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The Lester Prairie Fire Department, the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, and Ridgeview Ambulance assisted at the scene.

The second crash on Highway 7 occurred Wednesday at 5:32 p.m.

The state patrol reported that Paul Wren, 83, of Mayer, was driving a 1999 Chevy Silverado north on Carver County Road 123 when his vehicle was struck by a 2008 Toyota Prius heading west on Highway 7.

Wren was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with serious injuries.

The driver of the Toyota Prius, Timothy LePage, 53, of Waverly, was transported to Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia with non-life threatening injuries.

According to the state patrol, LePage was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, and Wren was not.

Winsted special meeting cancelled

WINSTED, MN – The special city council meeting scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1 has been cancelled. The meeting was originally scheduled to discuss a site plan submitted by Tetra Pak,

Winsted Winter Festival medallion found

WINSTED, MN – The medallion for the Winsted Winter Festival was found on the new wood fence on the corner of McLeod Avenue and Kingsley Street.

Congrats to Jessy Fiecke and her daughter McKay, who will receive $100 in Winsted Bucks. Their photo will be in the Monday, Dec. 5 edition of the Herald Journal.

CLUE #2: Winsted Medallion Hunt

WINSTED, MN – Below is the second clue in the Winsted Winter Festival medallion hunt. Clues will be posted each day at 9 a.m. until found:

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

Medallion and button design

Medallion and button design