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Highway 12 Cokato to Howard Lake lanes close as resurfacing begins July 16

ST CLOUD – Motorists who travel Highway 12 between Cokato and Howard Lake will encounter daytime delays, including during rush hours, while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, July 16.

The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset, up to seven days per week, while crews resurface the road. Flaggers and a pilot car will allow one-way, alternating traffic through work zones on the two-lane segment of Highway 12 located in Cokato.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected during peak travel times. Motorists should plan their travel, and consider alternate routes or staggering their typical travel times. Motorists approaching the daily work zones should slow down, be prepared to stop, and move over to give crews room to work safely.

All lanes of Highway 12 will open by Aug. 10.

When complete, the project will provide a smoother ride along five miles of Highway 12 between Seventh Street E in Cokato and 13th Avenue in Howard Lake, extend the life of the road, upgrade guardrail and restripe a short segment of Highway 12 east of downtown Cokato.

For information on state road projects in Wright County, follow MnDOT District 3 on Twitter @MnDOTCentral and visit www.mndot.gov/d3.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

Waverly Daze photo gallery is now online!

Waverly Daze 2018 is in the books, but you can see or relive all of the fun by viewing our photo gallery.

Enjoy, and see you next year.

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DC Sports Schedule, 7/5-7/12-18

DC sports schedule, July 5-12

Thursday, July 5

Cokato Kernels at Maple Plain, 7 p.m.

Friday, July 6

Montrose-Waverly at DC Saints, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 7

Cokato Legion at Avon Wood Bat Tournament, TBD

Sunday, July 8

Cokato Kernels at Montrose-Waverly, 2 p.m.

Maple Lake at DC Saints, 2 p.m.

Monday, July 9

Legion at Mound, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 10

DC VFW at Hutchinson, 6 p.m., DH

Wednesday, July 11

Hutchinson at Cokato Kernels, 7:30 p.m.

Litchfield at DC Saints, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 12

Legion at Hutchinson, 5 p.m.

GSL at DC VFW, 6 p.m., Saints Field

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.

Four lady Tigers pick up medals at section track meet

Olivia Motley, Maya Carson, Grace Jostock and Naomi Johnson all medaled for Delano June 1 at the Section 2AA Championships at Gustavus.

Motley finished fifth in the high jump with a height of 5-1.

Carson finished fifth in long jump with the distance of 16-8.

Jostock finished eighth in the 3,200 meters with the time of 11:54.86.

Johnson finished eighth in pole vault, clearing 9 feet.

Eight Delano swimmers honored at All-State banquet

Matt Kane
Sports Editor

MINNEAPOLIS — Eight Delano swimmers attended the 2017-18 Minnesota All-State Swimming and Diving Banquet May 4 at the Minneapolis Marriott NW. The Tigers and other swimmers and divers from around the state were honored for finishing in the top eight at state in their respective classes.

The eight Delano swimmers who were honored May 4 at the 2017-18 Minnesota All-Star Swimming and Diving Banquet are (front row, from left) Laila Rosenow, Kylie Strobl, Emma Kern and Emily Bobick; and back row: John Kenison, Morgan Frank, Lauren York and Jordyn Wentzel. Wentzel was named the Class A Girls Athlete of the Year. Delano girls coach Karen Shallbetter was nominated for coach of the year. Photo Submitted

The eight Delano swimmers who were honored May 4 at the 2017-18 Minnesota All-Star Swimming and Diving Banquet are (front row, from left) Laila Rosenow, Kylie Strobl, Emma Kern and Emily Bobick; and back row: John Kenison, Morgan Frank, Lauren York and Jordyn Wentzel. Wentzel was named the Class A Girls Athlete of the Year. Delano girls coach Karen Shallbetter was nominated for coach of the year.
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Senior John Kenison was the lone Delano boys at the banquet.

The seven lady Tigers were seniors Jordyn Wentzel and Lauren York, juniors Emily Bobick and Morgan Frank, freshmen Laila Rosenow and Kylie Strobl, and seventh grader Emma Kern.

Wentzel was named the Class A Girls Athlete of the Year. This past November, she won state championships in both the 500-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, and finished her final state meet with four medals.

Frank also claimed four medals. On her own, she was fifth in the 500 and eighth in the 200 freestyle.

The Delano girls captured state medals in all three relays.

Kern, Wentzel, Rosenow and York finished second at state in the 200-yard medley relay. Kern, York, Frank and Wentzel finished second in the 200 freestyle relay. And Frank, York, Rosenow and Strobl finished fourth in the 400 freestyle relay.

Kern was a three-time medalist. On her own, she placed eighth in the 50 freestyle.

Delano girls coach Karen Shallbetter was nominated for coach of the year.

In March at the boys state meet, Kenison placed seventh in the 500 freestyle.