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Habitat 500 Bike Ride slated July 9 – July 16

VICTORIA, MN – For 25 years, the Habitat 500 Bike Ride has sent cyclists across Minnesota, biking 500 miles to raise funds and awareness to help Habitat for Humanity build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

This year, the ride will take place from Sunday, July 9 through Saturday, July 15.

Cyclists will begin in Victoria, with overnight stops in Hutchinson, Sauk Rapids, Forest Lake, and Cannon Falls before returning to Victoria.

The second day of the ride, Monday, July 10 will take riders through Mayer. Riders will stop at Zion Lutheran Church between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. to eat and rest.

For more details, see the June 23 issue of the Herald Journal.

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Good Neighbor Days Medallion Hunt Clue Number Two

Here’s clue number two:

Located in a public space,

An easy search won’t be the case,

Might be by water, might be by land,

You will be able to find it by hand.

If found call Cindy at 320-543-2209

Good Neighbor Days Medallion Hunt Clue Number One:

Good Neighbor Days is soon to be,

Who will find the medallion, we will see,

Be sure to join in on the fun,

You might just be the one.

Ron Baumann Memorial Baseball Clinic a big success

The Fourth Annual Ron Baumann Memorial Baseball Clinic took place on Sunday, May 21 from 2-5 PM at Barrett Field in Winsted. Despite the cooler temperatures the clinic hit an all time high with 72 players attending. This year we had players from Winsted, Howard Lake, Watertown, Lester Prairie, Maple Lake and Annandale. The clinic was separated into 2 different ages groups with Session 1 being for boys and girls ages 6-9 and session 2 for players ages 10-12. The clinic covered pitching/throwing, hitting, infield work and outfield footwork and the older group ended their session with a competitive but FUN game.
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 The clinic is held in honor of Ron Baumann, who had a  passion for playing both baseball and softball. When his  playing days came to an end, he stayed involved in the  game by becoming an umpire and umpired numerous,  high school, summer league games and many MSF and  ASA state tournaments. Ron passed away in June 2013  after a courageous battle with Leukemia. He passed his  passion and love for the game on to his four boys and in  his honor this clinic was established as a way to give back  to the community and honor his love for the game.DSCN3446
 The clinic would not be possible without the help of the  wonderful coaches that assisted with the different stations:  Caleb Marconett, Nathan Granum, Derek Gagner, Ken  Tufte, Tim Baumann, Nate Baumann, Nicole Baumann,  and Corbyn Stender. Each player who participated in the  clinic received a T-shirt, cookie, and bottle of water. We  would also like to thank our sponsors, B & B Tire and Auto  for their donation of the bottled water, Twisted Piston  for doing a great job on the shirts. B’s on the River,  Jacque B’s and Rivers Edge Golf Course for there donation as well. A big thank you to Shirley Baumann, Janessa Baumann for helping with the cookies, Lisa Baumann helping hand out and take shirt sizes, and Hailey and Brooke Baumann for taking several clinic pictures.
Submitted by Rick Baumann

PHOTO GALLERY from Lester Prairie Memorial Day 2017

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie residents turned out on a cool, breezy morning May 29 to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. CLICK HERE to view our photo gallery from the program.


Heartland Hospice needs volunteers

Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Howard Lake, Delano, Cokato, Dassel, and the outlying areas.

Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, pet visits, musical enrichment, art enrichment, veteran to veteran visits, and clerical services.

Volunteer classes are available to fit each person’s schedule.

For more information, call Keshia Kettler at Heartland Hospice at (320-654-1136).