Archive for Happenings

Doug Ohman Uncovering and Saving History-Metal Detecting Workshop, Saturday, June 18

With the use of simple tools; a metal detector and camera, Doug has respectfully recovered and photographed artifacts that help us reconnect to our past. Come join Saturday, June 18, 10:30 a.m at Delano Friends of the Library in Delano.
He will share his experiences, photos, stories and actual relics that will help bring local history to life. Outside will be the workshop where you will pair up to look for buried treasure with real metal detectors provided by Mr. Ohman. For ages 6 and up. Limit 25 people. Registration required. A Legacy event.

PLEASE NOTE: Delano graduation photos

Due to a software malfunction and complications, the section with photos of graduating seniors at Delano High School is NOT included in this week’s newspaper.

We realized an acceptable product could not be completed in time, so a decision was made to hold the section rather than publish it with numerous errors.

The graduation section will be included in the June 10 newspaper for souvenir purposes. We apologize for the delay.


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Area Memorial Day programs set

By Ben Ernhart
Staff Writer
Delano American Legion Post 377 will host a Memorial Day parade and service Monday, May 30. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Legion, stop on the bridge, and conclude at the Central Park gazebo. University of Minnesota Regent Darrin Rosha will be the guest speaker. Rosha is an attorney with the Rosha Legal Group in Orono and is also a Colonel serving as the military judge for the Missouri Army National Guard. Following the service, the Legion will host an open community hotdog lunch.
Maple Plain
Paul Stinson American Legion 514 will hold the Annual Memorial Day service at Lewis Cemetery Monday, May 30, beginning at 10:30 a.m. A 45-minute service honoring active and deceased veterans will be held. Lewis Cemetery is located one mile west of Maple Plain on US Highway 12 at County Road 90. Service will feature Maple Plain’s Mayor, Julie Maas-Kusske, as the guest speaker and a performance by the Orono High School Band. The public is invited to bring “unserviceable US flags,” and the Legion will have a bin available to accept them.
Legion 514 will also be visiting Oakland Cemetery at 8:45 a.m., Christ Cemetery at 9:00 a.m., and Loretto Cemetery at 9:45 a.m.
In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Christ Lutheran Church, East Main St., in Maple Plain, at 10:30 a.m.
Wright County VFW Post 1901, located at 300 Zephyr Avenue, will host a program Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. This will be the last year for memorial crosses, as the Post’s permanent memorial will be completed soon. Wreaths will be on the crosses, rather than having individuals place wreaths on the crosses during the program, as has been past practice. The program will also feature a Buffalo High School Band performance, and cookies and refreshments will be served afterward. A guest speaker has not yet been announced.
The Rockford Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 30, and begin at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Rockford Middle School on Ash Street. The parade will stop for the Navy Memorial program at the Crow River (Bridge St and Mechanic St) at approximately 10:15 a.m. and conclude with a Memorial Service at Elmwood Cemetery (Maple Street) at approximately 10:30 a.m.
“Meet and Greet” will be directly following the program at the cemetery. People can walk around the cemetery and “meet” some of the people who are buried there. More accurately, the Rockford Area Historical Society will have 50 historical plaques of Rockford’s veterans, pioneers, and influential community members who are buried at Elmwood Cemetery.
Following the parade, these local organizations will be serving food and refreshments:
Lion’s Pork Chop Dinner at Riverside Park, 8220 Elm Street, starting at 11 a.m.
Historic Stork House Root Beer Float Social, 8131 Bridge Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
United Presbyterian Church Open House, 6301 Maple Street, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Watertown American Legion Post 121 will have a Memorial Day Service Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. It will take place at the Watertown Mayer High School Performing Arts Center.
There will be student speakers, and the high school chorus will perform — refreshments and fellowship following the service.

Seafood dinner at St. Max Friday, March 18

SEAFOOD DINNER - Lenten gourmet seafood dinner will be Fri., March 18 from 4:30 – 7 pm at Saint Max Kolbe Catholic School, 235 2nd St S, Delano. Dine-in tickets are available by pre-order or at the door. To pre-order by credit card and reserve your plate visit The menu will include blackened shrimp pasta, baked cod, fried shrimp, fried cod, french fries, homemade mac-n-cheese, deluxe coleslaw, fresh assorted dinner rolls and brownies with chocolate sauce. Cost will be $15 for adults and kids (10 and under) $8. Will be accepting cash or check at the door. All proceeds to benefit Saint Max Kolbe Catholic School.

Important Winstock updates! Early-bird deadline countdown is on

SPONSORED CONTENT - We are less than 30 days from the Winstock ’22 early-bird deadline!

Get your tickets and camping secured by Tuesday, March 15 to save big. Ticket prices increase after this date and you do not want to miss seeing Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, Brothers Osborne, Jimmie Allen, Gary Allan, Neal McCoy, Jameson Rodgers, Little Texas, MacKenzie Porter, Larry Fleet, Walker County, and more at Winstock Country Music Festival June 17-18 in Winsted.


VIP, Reserved Seating, and campgrounds A, B, C, and D are all SOLD OUT, but you can still get best-available camping and tickets HERE so you don’t miss a moment of the fun. Winstock 2021 was a sell-out, and based on ticket sales thus far, organizers are expecting 2022 could sell-out, as well.

“It is very important for people this year to get their tickets as soon as possible, especially if they already have their campsites secured,” said Winstock Country Music Festival Chairman Dave Danielson. “This early-bird deadline is a big date for ticket sales, and we anticipate we could sell out again this year.”

Complete lineup announced/Rumble on the Road schedule
In case you missed it, organizers also announced the final four acts to complete the Winstock ’22 lineup. Casi Joy, Stephen Paul, The Jensen Sisters, and Jake Nelson will all be performing Winstock weekend. Get to know them and all the Winstock ’22 artists HERE.

“These artists compliment the rest of the lineup wonderfully and we are excited for how things are shaping up for Winstock this year,” Danielson said.

Organizers are also finalizing this year’s Rumble on the Road stops, with dates and locations to be announced soon.


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