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 follow at Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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 for protection w/in 10 years of previous conviction/adj of delinq. 07/25/21, 15:11 pm, Domestic, 129th…

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, false information to law enforcement, and a Blue Earth County warrant for aggravated first-degree robbery.…

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 was located at the intersection of MN Hwy 24 and 285th St. Once stopped, the…

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 to the scene. Deputies learned that a vehicle driven by Lexie Llamas, 17 of Hutchinson,…

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 and Rescue, Watkins Ambulance, and Lifelink 3 were all dispatched to the scene. Deputies learned…

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. – Seeking Help Dear Seeking, Medicare covers a wide variety of part-time or intermittent in-home health…

Luxemburg Parish Festival, June 25

The Church of St. Wendelin held their parish festival on Sunday, June 25. It was a beautiful, warm day for a festival, and it was a good crowd perhaps especially since the 2020 festival was canceled because of COVID-19. Staff photos by Anton Matua.

Weed of the Month: Vining Milkweeds and Rough Potato

By Christina Basch, MN Department of Agriculture There are more than 2,900 described species in the milkweed family. Minnesota is home to 14 native milkweeds, all of which are herbaceous perennials. In the summer of 2020, a vining milkweed was discovered along the Lake Wobegon Trail by a University of Minnesota Extension Master Naturalist. Though species of…

National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 3

Zion United Methodist Church will host Neighborhoods throughout Minnesota are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie and connections to make our neighborhoods safer, more…