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Check out our coverage of Delano’s Memorial Day events.


Dedication ceremony for the final phase of the Wright County Veterans Memorial in Montrose

Wright County VFW Post 1901, located at 300 Zephyr Avenue, will host a Memorial Day and Honor Project Dedication Ceremony Monday, May 29, starting at 10:30 a.m.
VFW Post 1901 was founded to consolidate members from four previous VFW posts in Delano, Buffalo, Montrose, and Waverly, and Howard Lake, resulting in a rich history of honored Veterans hailing from much of Wright County, who have a recognition paver included on the Honor Walk.
The Memorial Day Ceremony will honor Wright County Veterans and their families with a ritual reading of the names of the fallen who were members of the Wright County VFW or Auxiliary.

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Delano Orange Crush Robotics receives grant to support STEM education

Last Friday, Congressman Tom Emmer and representatives of We Work for Health (WWFH) presented members of Delano High School’s Orange Crush Robotics a STEM Talent Pipeline educational grant of $5,000 for Delano Partners in Education.
WWFH’s STEM Talent Pipeline program was created to support existing and developing STEM initiatives nationwide. The goal of the grants is to provide additional investments in STEM education, attempting to develop the next generation of STEM professionals.
Delano Partners in Education will use these funds to support and expand Delano High School’s Orange Crush Robotics Team,

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Where to go for Memorial Day programs


Delano American Legion Post 377 will host a Memorial Day parade and service Monday, May 29. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Legion, stop on the bridge, and conclude at the Central Park gazebo. Retired US Army Command Sergeant Major Greg Bremseth will be the guest speaker at the event. Following the service, the Legion will host an open community hotdog lunch.
Maple Plain
Paul Stinson American Legion Post 514 will hold its annual Memorial Day service Monday, May 29, at Lewis Cemetery beginning at 10:30 a.m. A service with rituals honoring our active and deceased veterans will be performed. Lewis Cemetery is located one mile west of Maple Plain on US Hwy. 12 at County Road 90. Service will also include guest speaker Dean Mooney and performances from the Orono High School Band with soloist Melanie Jacobson. The public is encouraged to bring your “unserviceable” US Flags. The Legion will have a bin available to accept them.
Post 514’s Honor Guard will also visit 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 take place 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 29, at 10:30 a.m. The program will 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 29, 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 at the cemetery directly following the program. 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 60 historical plaques of Rockford’s veterans, pioneers, and influential community members who are buried at Elmwood Cemetery. The memorial plaques will be on display from May 20 to May 29.
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 29, 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.

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From Delano to the majors: Zach Muckenhirn’s journey to baseball success

Earlier this month, Delano Class of 2013 graduate Zach Muckenhirn fulfilled his major league dreams, debuting as a relief pitcher with the New York Mets May 3.
Muckenhirn is the first Delano native and University of North Dakota (UND) player to reach Major League Baseball (MLB).
A lot can happen in a week, especially in professional baseball, and Muckenhirn’s case was no different.

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