June 2022

James Stromenger

 James Stromenger, 81, of Willmar died Wednesday, June 29, at CentraCare Willmar Care Center. His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.…

From the Editor’s Desk

This week’s edition contains more of our new feature, and as we use it more, I get more into the swing of things and can work through it rather quickly. I’ve also learned that out here on the prairie, I most definitely need some type of microphone cover for filming because the wind is always present. Always.

Mulder has Legion senior baseball team peaking for the playoffs

Ben Mulder says he’s living a dream as head coach of the Montevideo American Legion senior baseball team. “It’s even better than I expected,” Mulder, 22, a former Thunder Hawks standout who’s now in his second season as skipper, said in a phone interview Friday morning from Omaha, Neb., as his 19-and-under team prepared for its third of at least five guaranteed games in the 45-team Battle of Omaha tournament later in the day.

Staycation Itinerary: Geocaching in the local area

What to pack: a charged portable battery bank for cell phones, charging cords, water for hydration, little trinket(s) to possibly leave behind, a pen and paper, snacks, gardening gloves, and a tweezer set.

Annual Western Fest PRCA Rodeo draws a crowd

Narria Leenerts, daughter of Travis and Jessica Leenerts, carries the Upper Sioux Community flag in Friday evening’s Western Fest PRCA Rodeo. Photos by Jessica Stolen-Jacobson Hometown rodeo hero Tanner Aus opened the events for the night Friday in the bareback portion of the competition.

LeRoy James Williamson

LeRoy James Williamson, 83, of Montevideo passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on June 20, 2022. A funeral service was held in LeRoy’s honor on Thursday, June 23 at 11 a.m.

Marian Rogge

Marian Rogge, 97, of Montevideo passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Rosewood Assisted Living in Montevideo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 1, 2022 at 11 a.m.

Ralph Heidorn

Ralph Heidorn, 78, of Montevideo passed away Monday, June 27, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Donald Saterbak

Donald Saterbak of Montevideo died Monday, June 20, 2022 at Copper Glen Assisted Living in Montevideo at the age of 99. Funeral services were held Monday, June 27, 2022 at 1 p.m.