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”
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, 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, 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.
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, 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.”