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What are you doing to pass the time? Share your photos with us!

These are interesting times.  Herald Journal, Enterprise Dispatch, and Delano Herald Journal want to know how you and yours have been spending your time.

Is your family distance-learning?  Have you kicked off a new hobby?  How are you getting fresh air every day? How are you celebrating birthdays, graduations, and other events? What are you doing differently now than you were pre-COVID-19?

Please share photos with our staff.  Clear, high-resolution photos work the best for publication.

Please fully identify each person in the photos you send – first and last names –  and give us a short description of what is taking place in the photo.  Please also tell us what town, township, or part of the world in which the photo was taken.

Staff will review submissions, and use some in print and in blogs.

Submissions may be emailed to Nancy Dashwood at

Thank you in advance for sharing.  We will get through this together!


Check out Mid-County’s Fall 2017 Newsletter

SPONSORED POST: Check out the Mid-County Fall 2017 Messenger. Inside you can learn more about Mid-County Agronomy, Energy, and the Auto, Truck & Tire Center! Click on the photo below to view!


Smoky fire on Darrow Ave SE caused by mower

DELANO- Delano Fire Chief Bob Van Lith confirmed Monday morning that a lawn mower was the cause behind his department being called out to a shed on Darrow Avenue Friday.
Van Lith said the mower, which had just been used, had cables attached to the battery at the time of the incident. He reported the cables melted and burned off the mower by the time the department arrived on the scene.
“Nothing got going,” Van Lith said, noting nothing else caught fire during the incident. The Delano Fire Department was on scene for approximately an hour and a half. Van Lith said there was considerable smoke and heat damage inside the shed. He indicated the shed wall by the mower was charred, and that five vehicles in the shed were “smoked up.”
The Watertown Fire Department provided mutual aid.

River Street Jam June 3

SPONSORED POST. Delano’s annual summer kick-off, River Street Jam, is set for Saturday, June 3 in downtown Delano. Entertainers include: The White Keys at 7 p.m.; Martin Zellar at10 p.m. Gates will open at 6 p.m. A pork chop dinner with be served with music by Delano River Band. Advance tickets are $15, available at Dave’s Town Club and State Bank of Delano. Tickets are $18 at the gate.

New newspaper deadlines in effect

Delano Herald Journal customers are reminded that new deadlines are in effect for copy submitted for publication. Deadline for display advertising and submitted new items is noon Wednesdays each week. Classified/Going Out section ads must be in by the end of the day Wednesdays.

Public input sought at open house

SPONSORED POST. As part of the Park and Recreation Committee meeting Wednesday, May 24, there will be an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. at Delano City Hall to welcome citizens to learn more and ask questions about the splash pad proposed for Central Park.