EV-W boys’ basketball team done for the year

By Pat Garry, Staff Writer Following a highly-successful 2019-2020 basketball campaign, the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles (27-2), fell short in the semifinals last Wednesday, March 11; losing to a tough Melrose Dutchmen team,…

Recipe: Beef Stroganoff

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor This is one of our family’s favorites, and we make…

Meeker SWCD serving you remotely

Meeker SWCD continues serving the public by telephone and email during this time of sheltering…

Census Bureau update on 2020 Census field operations

Based on continuing assessments of guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities, the U.S. Census Bureau is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15, 2020. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office

Date, Time, Call, Location, Disposition 03/29/20, 00:31 a.m., ARREST of 58-year-old David Allen Ross, CSAH 1, Litchfield:  Traffic – DWI – Operate Motor Vehicle – Alcohol Concentration 0.08 Within 2 Hours; DWI – Fourth-Degree Driving While Impaired; Described. 03/29/20, 00:44…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office

March 30, Frank Ray Bulock, 54 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of domestic assault. March 25, Toby Robert Schwanke, 33 of Royalton, was arrested in Clearwater on a Wright County warrant for fifth-degree possession of a…

Minnesota Department of Agriculture continuation of services during COVID-19 pandemic

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is continuing inspection services during Governor Walz’ two-week Stay-at-Home Executive Order and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes inspections of dairy, meat, and food manufacturing facilities, retail food outlets, pesticide and fertilizer operations, and…

Spring burning restrictions began in Minnesota March 26

Warm temperatures and dry conditions in central and east-central Minnesota mean increased wildfire risk, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting open burning in the following counties effective immediately: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison,…

Meeker SWCD serving you remotely

Meeker SWCD continues serving the public by telephone and email during this time of sheltering at home. Please visit http://meekerswcd.com or connect with them on Facebook for a list of direct line telephone numbers at which you can reach staff.

Stearns County has Small Business Emergency Loans available

Stearns County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and Stearns County have established a loan program to assist small businesses located in Stearns County (excluding the City of St. Cloud) that have been adversely affected during the coronavirus pandemic and whose…

COVID-19 delays REAL ID requirement deadline

Residents who don’t yet have REAL ID and were looking to get one to travel have more time to do so. The Oct. 1, 2020, deadline for REAL ID requirements to board a domestic flight has been extended a year.…

Making a difference, together.
Dean Koerner, owner of Dino’s Eden Lakeside Club, goes on Facebook with a video message nearly every day. Their menu offerings are posted on their Facebook page daily, and are available for pickup. Submitted photo. Matt Knaus and his crew…
Meeker Coop offering students free internet

Meeker Cooperative Light & Power offers families with -students free VIBRANT Broadband Internet for three months with free standard installation to support e-learning. Meeker Cooperative wants to help students continue their education through this time of crisis. Our broadband Internet…

Irrigation clinic held March 10

A great line-up of speakers participated in the Irrigators Clinic held on Tuesday, March 10, at the Minnewaska House in Glenwood, representing: University of Minnesota, Soil RX Inc., Bonanza Valley Irrigators Association, Natural Resource Conservation Service, West Central Irrigation, Minnesota…

Social Security

Effective March 17, Social Security offices will only offer phone service ** Online services remain available ** All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17. This decision protects the population…

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid awarded Older Americans Act funds to provide legal services for seniors

The St. Cloud office of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid has received a grant of Older Americans Act funds from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging to provide legal services for seniors residing in Stearns County. The funds will be used to…

Additional time to file and pay your taxes

In line with the state’s continued peacetime emergency response to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced that taxpayers filing their annual Minnesota Individual Income Tax return for tax year 2019 now have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to…

What you need to know … so far

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor We are only a few days into the Governor’s stay-at-home order. This means that everyone needs to stay at home except for essential things like a doctor appointment or getting groceries. People are encouraged to…

Turning the COVID-19 stay-at-home order from a problem into an opportunity

By Lynette Imdieke-Struzyk, M.S., L.P.C.C., Psychotherapist When I think of coping well with any sort of forced dramatic change in lifestyle, and the potential traumatic effects of our current pandemic, the first thing I think of is Mr. Rogers retelling…

Thank you from Sheetz family

The family of the late Reta Sheetz (Feb. 29, 2020) and the late Larry Sheetz (Mar. 14, 2020) would like to express our sincere thanks for your kindness, support, and condolences we received since the passing of our parents/grandparents. Brenda…

Thank you from Johnson family

The family of Doug Johnson would like to take this time to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, and memorials to our family at this difficult time. No words can express the gratitude we have for all the kindness, generosity,…

Beautiful plants were appreciated

A very special “thank you” for the plants that were delivered to the members of Quill Park Association. Your kindness is so very much appreciated. Grateful Quill Park members

Brightening days, lives
Eileen Dahlinger, owner of Chickadee Tree Floral & Gift in Kimball, coordinated the purchase and delivery of brightly colored flowers to residents at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins and others last week. Submitted photo.
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