Newsmaker Guest // Mon, Feb 27

Connie LiesArmory Rededication

Newsmaker Guest Schedule

Tue, Feb 28

Rotary Spring Fling

Rotary Club Members

Wed, Mar 01

Grove City CARE Health Expo

Rosie Dilley

Thu, Mar 02

Natural Foods Co-op Classess

Emily Oleson

Fri, Mar 03

Sheriff Department Update

Brian Cruze

Mon, Mar 06

New City Council Member

Sara Miller

Tue, Mar 07

Rotary Spring Fling

Rotary Club Members

Wed, Mar 08

LAMP-Kinship News

Ami Bergquist

Thu, Mar 09

Safe Avenues

Michelle Bentley

Mon, Mar 13

“FAME” Music Tribute

Connie Lies

Wed, Mar 15

Hospice Dinner

Nicole Larson

Mon, Mar 20

Meeker County Fair

Judy Barka

Tue, Mar 21

Rotary Spring Fling

Rotary Club Members

Local Community Events

Meeker County Pheasants Forever Spring Banquet

Sat, Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm // Litchfield Eagles Club

 

The 31st annual Meeker County Pheasants Forever Spring Banquet is on Saturday, February 25th at the Litchfield Eagles Club with cackling hour at 5:30, dinner at 7 and special events at 8 p.m.  Registration forms are available at meekerpf.org and tickets must be reserved by February 15th.

 

Relay for Life Hope on the Slopes Fundraiser

Sat, Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm // Powder Ridge

The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Hope on the Slopes fundraiser will be at Powder Ridge by Kimball on Saturday, February 25th from 7-to-10 p.m. If you raise $100, you will get a free lift ticket and rental. There will be live music with Rhinestone, movies, a bonfire, s’mores and more.

“100 Years of Quilts” Program

Sun, Feb 26 @ 1:30 pm // G.A.R. Hall in Litchfield

The Meeker County Historical Society presents a program called “100 Years of Quilts” on Sunday, February 26th at 1:30 p.m. at the G.A.R. Hall in Litchfield. Admission is $2. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 693-8911.

Historic Cemeteries Presentation

Sun, Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm // First Lutheran Church in Litchfield

 

The Lake Ripley Cemetery Committee is hosting a presentation by Doug Ohman on historic cemeteries on Sunday, February 26th at 2 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield.  Refreshments will be served.  Everyone’s welcome.

Smoked Sausage & Pancake Supper

Sun, Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm // Church of Our Lady in Manannah

The Church of Our Lady in Manannah has a Smoked Sausage and Pancake Supper – with beverages and desserts – on Sunday, February 26th from 4-to-7 p.m. It’s $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-to-12, and free for children 5 and under. There will also be cash bingo.

Cokato Blood Drive

Mon, Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm // First Baptist Church in Cokato

 

A blood drive will be held at First Baptist Church in Cokato on Monday, February 27th from 1-to-7 p.m.  To make appointments, call Margaret at 320-286-5827.

Daughters of Isabella Meeting

Mon, Feb 27 @ 1:15 pm // St. Philip's Church

 

The Daughters of Isabella will meet on Monday, February 27th at 1:15 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church in Litchfield.  The program will be a video on Divine Mercy.

Litchfield Blood Drive

Tue, Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm // Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield

A blood drive will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield on Tuesday, February 28th from 1-to-7 p.m. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org. Remember to bring your photo ID or Red Cross donor card.

Wednesday Lenten Suppers

Wed, Mar 01 @ 5:00 pm // Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield

 

Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield is hosting Lenten suppers on Wednesdays from 5-to-6 p.m. for a freewill offering.  Lenten services follow at 6:30 p.m.  The first meal in on March 1st – Ash Wednesday – with chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Free Parent Support Group Meeting

Thu, Mar 02 @ 6:30 pm // WCI in Willmar - 1300 22nd Street Southwest

The Resource Center Program has a free parent support group meeting on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:30-to-8 p.m. at WCI at 1300 22nd Street Southwest in Willmar. For more information, call Marilyn at 320-444-5403.

Patty Wetterling Speaking Event

Thu, Mar 02 @ 7:00 pm // Assumption Church in Eden Valley

 

Patty Wetterling will be speaking at Assumption Church in Eden Valley on Thursday, March 2nd at 7 p.m. – as part of the Eden Valley Area Library’s Protect Our Children campaign.  The Ertl Family of Watkins will be honored guests.

Kimball Lions Fish Fry

Fri, Mar 03 @ 4:30 pm // Kimball Legion Club

The Kimball Lions annual all you can eat Fish Fry is on Friday, March 3rd from 4:30-to-7:30 p.m. at the Kimball Legion Club. It’s $9 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under, and free for children 5 and under. The menu includes battered fish, homemade potato salad, beans, bread, and bars.

Meeker Sportsman’s Club Meeting

Wed, Mar 08 @ 7:00 pm // Litchfield VFW

The Meeker Sportsman’s Club will meet on Wednesday, March 8th at 7 p.m. at the Litchfield VFW.

Litchfield Christian Women’s Club Quilting Bee Brunch

Fri, Mar 10 @ 9:00 am // First Lutheran Church in Litchfield

The Litchfield Christian Women’s Club Quilting Bee Brunch will be on Friday, March 10th at 9 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. The cost is $9. Bonnie Hartung of Hutchinson will provide quilting tips, Sara Miller of Litchfield will do special music, and Jean Peterson of Forest Lake will be the special speaker. To make reservations by noon on March 7th, call Barb Werner at 693-2504.

Pancake & Sausage Supper

Sat, Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm // Rosendale United Methodist Church - 19422 Kandi-Meeker Road - South of Atwater

The Pancake & Sausage Supper at Rosendale United Methodist Church is on Saturday, March 11th from 4-to-7 p.m. at 19422 Kandi-Meeker Road – south of Atwater. Freewill donations will be accepted. The church is handicapped accessible, and everyone’s welcome.

“Singing for the Cows – Homesteading a Dream” Event

Sat, Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm // Dassel History Center

 

The Dassel-Cokato Arts Association presents “Singing for the Cows – Homesteading a Dream” featuring New York City vocalist Deborah Jean Templin – a native of McLeod County – on Saturday, March 11th at 7 p.m. in the Dassel History Center.  General admission tickets are $10.  For ticket information, call Dassel-Cokato Community Education at 320-286-4120.

Hutchinson Blood Drive

Tue, Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm // Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson

A blood drive will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson on Tuesday, March 14th from noon-to-6 p.m.  To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Fri, Mar 17 @ 12:00 am // St. Philip's Church Social Hall

 

The 10th annual Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be on Friday, March 17th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Philip’s Church Social Hall.  The menu includes all-you-can-eat Alaskan Pollock, baked potato, coleslaw, baked beans, dinner rolls, milk, juice, coffee and cookies.  It’s $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for children 6-to-12 and free for children 5 and under.  Drive through and take-out meals are available for $10.  Deliveries of 5 meals or more can be arranged – call ahead:  221-3140.

Rosendale United Methodist Church Craft & Bake Sale

Sat, Mar 18 @ 9:00 am // Atwater Community Center

The annual Rosendale United Methodist Church Craft & Bake Sale will be on Saturday, March 18th from 9-to-1 in the Atwater Community Center.  There will be baked goods, craft items, coffee and lunch.  Everyone’s welcome.

“Fame” Evening of Entertainment

Sat, Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm // Litchfield Opera House

The Meeker County Historical Society presents an evening of entertainment called “Fame” with 4 hall of fame musicians on Saturday, March 18th from 7-to-9 p.m. at the Litchfield Opera House.  Admission is $5 for all ages.  Munchies and beverages will be served for a freewill donation.

Upcoming Local Games

Litchfield

Tue, Feb 28 | 7:00 pm @ Mound Westonka High School

Boys Basketball LHS vs Mound Westonka

Eden Valley-Watkins

Live Broadcast Tue, Feb 28 | 7:15 pm @ Eden Valley-Watkins High School Johnson-Peterson Gym

Boys Basketball EV-W vs Pierz

Dassel-Cokato Chargers

Tue, Feb 28 | 7:00 pm @ Annandale High School

Boys Basketball DC vs Annandale

Tue, Feb 28 | 7:00 pm @ Hutchinson High School

Girls Basketball Sections DC vs Hutchinson

ACGC Falcons

Tue, Feb 28 | 7:30 pm @ Melrose High School

Boys Basketball ACGC vs Melrose ACGC vs Melrose Area

Tue, Feb 28 | 7:00 pm @ Minnewaska Area High School

Girls Basketball Sections ACGC vs Minnewaska Area