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‘Longmire’ celebrity spotted at HLWW

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – When Rhonda Remer of Waverly showed up to volunteer at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted preschool through sixth grade wrestling invitational Feb. 3, she wasn’t expecting to see a celebrity from one of her favorite TV shows.

But, as she was collecting entrance fees, she spotted a familiar face. Remer said her “heart skipped a little” when she realized that the man in front of her sporting a Vikings pullover and a farmer’s cap looked exactly like Adam Bartley – the actor who plays Deputy Ferguson “Ferg” on the Netflix series “Longmire.”

Thinking he could be a look-alike, Remer started to ask, “Has anyone ever told you, you look like . . . “

But before she could finish, the man took off his cap and mussed his wavy hair a bit. And he answered, “Ferg from ‘Longmire?’ Yeah, that’s me.”

Remer said that by the time she saw him without the hat, though, she already knew.

“I screamed like a crazy person,” she recalled.

Look for the full story in the Feb. 16 edition of the Herald Journal.

Rhonda Remer with actor from "Longmire"

Rhonda Remer with actor from “Longmire”

Waverly Fish Fry Friday, Feb. 16

Waverly Lions Club’s 25th annual all-you-can-eat fish fry will be Friday, Feb. 16 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. (or when fish runs out) at the Waverly Village Hall.

Tickets are $12 for adults, and $5 for ages 12-and-under. Carry-outs are available.

Lester Prairie City Council to discuss storm sewer project

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council will discuss a storm sewer project during its Tuesday, Feb. 13 issue. Other items on the agenda include playground equipment, the 2017 audit, and rezoning of property. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Mayer council to discuss picnic shelter, wage increases, and more

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council will discuss a picnic shelter at Old Schoolhouse Park during its Monday, Feb. 12 meeting. Other items on the agenda include 2018 wage increases, a text amendment to the zoning ordinance, and purchase of a skid loader. The council will conduct a workshop meeting following the regular meeting. The city’s dog ordinance is among the subjects on the agenda for the workshop. The regular meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

HLWW to approve budget reduction target Feb. 12

HOWARD LAKE-WAVERLY-WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Monday, Feb. 12 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is to approve a “budget reduction target amount” for the 2018-19 school year.

At the work session in January, Superintendent Brad Sellner said he had found some areas where the school could save money, such as switching to a less-expensive testing software, not replacing a custodian who resigned, implementing a budget freeze, and more.

The Feb. 12 meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Friday, Feb.16 edition of the Herald Journal.

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson announces retirement at the end of this term

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson issued the following statement today, Feb. 6: “I have decided to retire at the end of this term and will not be seeking re-election as sheriff of Carver County. I started my law enforcement career with the Carver County Sheriff’s Office in April of 1987. I was elected as Sheriff of Carver County in November of 2010, and sworn in as Sheriff in January of 2011. It has been a privilege to serve the people of Carver County for 31 years and an honor to serve two terms as Sheriff. This has been a difficult decision for me as I love what I do. I believe Carver County is the best place in the state to work, and will greatly miss all the people I have met and worked with over the years. I am not positive what my future holds, but I know it will involve grandkids, some traveling, a fishing pole, and a few projects I haven’t been able to get to around the house.”