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GIRLS HOCKEY: Delano No. 2 seed for playoffs; opens at home Thursday

4a moundBy Matt Kane
Sports Editor

Playing two tied games against Mound-Westonka wasn’t enough to push Delano above the White Hawks for the No. 1 seed in the Section 2A tournament.

The White Hawks are the top seed and have a first-round bye Thursday.

Delano is the No. 2 seed, and will host No. 7 Waconia Thursday night at 7 p.m.

The winner of the Delano/Waconia game will play the winner of Thursday’s game between No. 3 Hutchinson and No. 6 St. Peter Saturday night, Feb. 9, at the home of the higher seed.

Mound-Westonka awaits the winner of No. 4 New Ulm and No. 5 Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato.

The section championship game is Thursday, Feb. 14, at Gustavus Adolphus College.

UPDATE: Suicide awareness speaker at Lyndale Lutheran Sunday, Jan. 13

INDEPENDENCE, MN – What causes a life journey to end in suicide? After the death of her 14-year-old son by suicide in 2012, Lisa Lehnherr Hansen completed her MA in educational leadership at Luther Seminary and began investing her time in learning, teaching, speaking, and writing about trauma recovery, resiliency, suicide intervention, and mental wellness for all ages.

Lehnherr Hansen will offer a presentation at Lyndale Lutheran Church, 8012 County Rd 6, Independence. It is titled “Focus on Community” and will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, with a light meal preceding it at 12:15 p.m.

Lenherr Hansen will present on her compassionate path meeting people where they are through an interactive exploration of reliable information and tested practices for understanding and addressing suicidal desperation.

“Suicide loss and suicidal desperation touches us all, whether through the effects of rising suicide rates, news of celebrity suicides, or personal experience,” states a news release from the church. “As a faith community, we must learn how to be a healing force for those whose life journeys have been marked by suicide or suicidal desperation.”

Delano blood drive Monday, Dec. 10

DELANO, MN – Delano American Legion, 200 Babcock Blvd. W., will host a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. To donate, call Linda at 763-972-3037 or visit and use the sponsor code Delano Community.

Auxiliary collecting items for Women’s Veterans Clinics

DELANO, MN – Delano American Legion Auxiliary is collecting clothing and personal care items to be given to women at the Women’s Veteran Clinics in Minneapolis and St. Cloud. Boxes are available at the Legion. Cash donations are also accepted. Contact Delano American Legion Auxiliary via Facebook for more information or to schedule a pickup of items.

Jaycees collecting toys through Friday, Dec. 14

DELANO, MN – Residents are asked to consider those in need when holiday shopping. Toys can be dropped off at the following locations through Friday, Dec. 14: CorTrust Bank, Coborn’s, World Taekwondo Academy, Crow River CrossFit, Randy’s Environmental Services, My BodyShop Fitness, Alex Roeser-American Fanily Insurance Agent,  CVS Pharmacy, and Caliber Home Loans. The Delano Jaycees will then collect the toys so they can be distributed to those in need.