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Phyllis Holtz, 101

Phyllis Holtz of Eden Valley died Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Benson. She was 101. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley with Pastor Jack Baumgarn officiating. Burial will…

Slightly cooler temps and less humidity will be appreciated

The state of Minnesota did see some relief from the drought with some rain that fell late last week. Sauk Centre picked up 2.23 inches of rain late Friday into early Saturday. Meanwhile, Elbow Lake reported 2.00 inches of rain.…

Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, July 29, 2021

Date, Time, Call, Location: Disposition 07/25/21, 01:34 am, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 55: Handled By Officer/Deputy. 07/25/21, 02:07 am, Traffic Stop, MN Hwy 24, Forest City Twp: Warning. 07/25/21, 14:36 pm, Arrest: Kalin James Klein, 29, Domestic Abuse; Violates order…

Wright County Sheriff’s Office, July 29, 2021

July 25, Jacqueline Lynn Long, 40 of Otsego, was arrested in Clearwater on the charge of third-degree DWI. July 25, Pilee Kong Gatwach, 22 of Mankato, was arrested in Silver Creek Township on the charges of third-degree DWI test refusal,…

Nelson leads deputies on multiple-vehicle chase

At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25,  the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unknown individual entering an occupied residence in the 27600 block of MN Highway 24 in Darwin Township. The person left before deputies arrived but…

Four 17-year-olds involved in crash

At 9:41 p.m. Friday, July 23, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a personal injury accident in the 66000 block of CSAH 18 in Ellsworth Township. Meeker County Deputies, Hutchinson Fire and Rescue, and Allina Ambulance responded…

Motor vehicle accident

At about 7:31 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Meeker-Stearns Street east of 632nd Avenue in Forest Prairie Township. Deputies, Eden Valley Police, Eden Valley Fire…

Does Medicare cover home health care?

Dear Savvy Senior, How does Medicare cover in-home health care? My husband has a chronic health condition that makes it very difficult for him to leave the house, so I’m wondering if he could qualify for Medicare home health care.…

Minnesota Starwatch for August 2021

By Deane Morrison, University of Minnesota Jupiter and Saturn are at their best of the year this month, thanks to Earth lapping them in the race around the sun. When Earth laps a planet, the event is called opposition because…

Dear Dietitian: Food attitudes

Dear Readers, Have you ever endured the unpleasant experience of someone criticizing or ridiculing your food choices? One day at lunch, the dietitians were enjoying a party and dining on cheesy foods and rich desserts. A coworker passed by and…