See Wright County 4-H Champions’ special section inside the Journal-Press
This week’s issue of the Journal-Press includes a Wright County 4-H Champions special section.
With the help of the Extension Service, we have put together several pages so you can see the accomplishments of the 4-H members, who have devoted their time and efforts throughout the year.
See more 4-H special sections in the coming weeks.
Congratulations to the 4-H Champions of 2018.
November ballot now set for Buffalo, Hanover, and Montrose seats
Filings for Buffalo mayor and two councilmembers, as well as two council seats in both Hanover and Montrose, closed on Tuesday, August 14. The Tuesday, November 6, ballot is now set.
In Buffalo, incumbent Mayor Teri Lachermeier will face no opposition in November. On the ballot for two four-year council seats will be incumbent Eric Anderson, incumbent Scott Enter and Jameson Wakefield.
In Hanover, two four-year seats are up for election. Nick Bovee-Gazett, incumbent Ken Warpula and incumbent Jim Zajicek will be on the ballot.
The Montrose City Council has two four-year seats open. Nine residents have filed. They are Nicole Andreoff, Joel Flug, Roy Henry, Dean Holm, Tom Marszalek, Kirby Moynagh, Bru Ploog, Rose Rasset, and Sam Solarz,
Look for candidate profiles in future issues of the Wright County Journal-Press.
‘Family Fun for Everyone,’ Montrose Days set for this
John Dolan of Huntington, New York, and his passengers, are all smiles as they roll into BHS in Dolan’s 1908 Rolls Royce, which is a new addition to the Antique Car Run this year. The Rolls was a crowd favorite, earning a series of applause and comments throughout the day. (Photo by Miriam Orr)
It may have been hot on Saturday, August 11, but cruisers and spectators were not deterred from participating in the 32nd Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run, which rolled into Buffalo on Highway 35.
The ACR is a “non-profit organization designed to foster an appreciation of the beauty and endurance of vintage automobiles,” as the official roster for the event reads on the front page, and continues with, “the run celebrates a time when our cars and our country were young.”
The Minnesota countryside is explored in a 120-mile tour, beginning in New London and ending in New Brighton, Minnesota. Buffalo is a lunch-stop along the way and has been for many years. This year, the Wright County Car Club provided lunch for cruisers, as they chugged their way to Buffalo High School to park, enjoy a meal, and mingle with other drivers and those who had gathered to watch the vehicles arrive.
John Hagen MC’d the event, welcoming automobiles of various years, makes, designs, and colors to the High School. From Maxwells to Fords to Cadillacs, each vehicle was welcomed by stating their name, where they were from, and what they were arriving in.
Jeff Amundson of St. Anthony, Minnesota, was showing American pride in his 1911 Maxwell, while one of his passengers dozes off for a nap in the seat. (Photo by Miriam Orr)
Crowd favorites included the rare 1908 Rolls Royce, owned and operated by John Dolan, of Huntington, New York. Hagan chatted with Dolan, where they discussed the vehicle and its “near perfect” condition, with Hagan admitting that he, in all his years of working the event, hadn’t ever seen that vehicle at the ACR. Dolan was more than pleased with Hagan’s response, who joked that the Rolls was “more of a politician’s car than anything else.”
Also at the event were other enthusiasts, with different vehicles of their own – an array of Mustangs, Camaros, Chryslers and more were lined up beside their vintage predecessors for spectators to enjoy. Other big hits included the refabricated HUM-VEE, a vintage ambulance, and a visiting Triumph from California.
The 2019 ACR is set for August 10. For more information, and a route map, please visit www.antiquecarrun.org.
By Miriam Orr
Minnesota held its primary election on Tuesday, August 14. Results, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State website, are unofficial until the State Canvassing Board meets to canvass votes for candidacy, on August 21.
Up for election this year is Wright County Sheriff. The two candidates moving forward to the general election on November 6 will be Sean Deringer and Mike Kaczmarek. Deringer received the most votes at 5,543, with Kaczmarek following at 5,032.
Drew Scherber received 3,155 votes, Stacy Braun at 2,471, and Chad Torkelson at 1,184.
Statewide, the ballot listed candidacy for federal offices including that of two U.S. Senator seats that will expire January 2021, and a U.S. Representative for District 6. State positions included seats for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and also Attorney General.
The results that follow below are first statewide results, and then Wright County totals.
For U.S. Senator, Jim Newberger held the most votes for Republican candidacy statewide at 200,787, with Wright County votes totaling 6,233; DFL candidate Amy Klobuchar held 555,656, with 7,112 of those votes coming from the county. The second U.S. Senator seat candidates include Republican Karin Housley with 185,743, with Wright County votes totaling 5,411; DFL candidate Tina Smith held 432,327, county votes including 5,435.
For U.S. Representative, the Star Tribute reports that Republican candidate Tom Emmer led with 34,251 votes statewide, with Wright County votes totaling 8,158. DFL candidate Ian Todd ran unopposed.
For Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the Republican candidate includes Jeff Johnson (Donna Bergstrom), with 168,230 votes statewide, with 5,475 of them coming from Wright County. The DFL candidate includes Tim Walz (Peggy Flanagan), with statewide votes of 242,395, and 3,210 Wright County votes.
The Attorney General Republican candidate is Doug Wardlow, with 135,557 votes; 3,966 of them from Wright County. The DFL candidate is Keith Ellison, with 280,546 statewide votes, Wright County’s votes totaling 3,240.
For more information on results, visit www.sos.state.mn.us.
The General Election will be held November 6.
Don’t miss out on one of the best summer events in downtown Buffalo - the 35th Annual Art and Craft Festival! Saturday, August 18 from 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. This show brings in over 150 vendors from all around the five-state area to show their wares! There is glass, metal, and wood art, photographers, authors, hand-sewn textiles, handmade jewelry, fun home and garden décor and more! Get your holiday shopping started! Don’t forget, you can treat your taste buds as well. There will be roasted almonds, kettle corn, ice cream, fresh lemonade and tasty sandwiches to purchase and eat there or take home for later! Many of the stores downtown will be open and welccming shoppers as well, so make a day of it with family and friends. (Photo courtesy of Buffalo Chamber)
August is here, and Concerts in the Park is still going strong, continuing on every Thursday until August 30!
This event features a number of musical concerts and bands, sponsored by local businesses in their performances for the community. It promises to be a good time, with family-friendly music, and all the concerts are free of charge for anyone who wants to join in on the fun.
On August 16, “Hornucopia” will be in town to regale you with the gorgeous sounds of trumpets. Then, watch for “Heart Strings” on August 23 at 7 p.m., whom will play a variety of country and gospel songs.
Everyone is welcome to attend a distribution of free children’s clothing, school supplies, and winter coats on Thursday, August 16, which will help kids to get a great start for the upcoming school year. All the events will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 Hwy #25 So, Buffalo, Minn.
The Blessing Closet will provide free children’s clothing. Parents can shop for themselves and their children without restrictions or any qualifications. Children need not be present.
Coats for Kids will have new winter coats available for children. Children must be present to shop for the coats. (Depending on the size and availability, we cannot guarantee a new coat for all children).
School Supplies will be distributed to all K-12 grade school age children. Children must be present to get their basic supplies.
Everyone is invited to come to Crossroads Animal Shelter this Saturday August 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the “Clear the Shelters” Event.
Crossroads is participating in this nation-wide event to find homes for the 51 cats and 12 dogs living at the shelter. The shelter is located on HWY 55 and County RD. 14; stop by to see who’s looking to be your forever friend, and have a “purr-fect” cup of coffee!
Maple Lake’s Bridging Zambia will be hosting their two final events prior to leaving for Zambia in September! The event itinerary is as follows:
On August 18, there will be the “Gear Head Get Together” In Maple Lake, where Bridging Zambia will be serving breakfast and regular pizza at the Maple Lake Legion Club parking lot, starting at 6 p.m., and selling throughout the entire day.
August 26, Bridging Zambia will be hosting their final pancake breakfast at the Maple Lake Legion Club from 8:30 a.m. to noon. A free-will offering is suggested.
Bridging Zambia is a branch of Carol McBrady’s “Action for Children in Zambia.” It is specifically designed to bring volunteers from local areas face-to-face with children in Zambia. The current need is to finish a housing project on the farm, which was suggested by McBrady to raise around $12,000 for the purchase of materials.
Please be sure to stop by and wish the inaugural group farewell before their departure in September! If you’re unable to attend, a tax-deductible contribution can be made online at www.afczambia.org.
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