Newsmaker Guest // Tue, Jun 27

Jill Schwartz4 Miles 4 Marcus

Newsmaker Guest Schedule

Wed, Jun 28

Miss Litchfield Candidates


Thu, Jun 29

Miss Litchfield Candidates


Fri, Jun 30

Current Watercade Royalty

Queen - Hailey Stoffer & Princess - Justin Madsen

Mon, Jul 03

Garden Tour

Connie Johnson

Tue, Jul 18

Rotary Club August Bash

Paul White

Wed, Jul 19

Hawk Creek Animal Shelter

Cori Heacock

Fri, Jul 21

Invasive Species Workshop

Josh Pommier

Local Community Events

Ice Cream Social

Wed, Jun 28 @ 4:30 pm // First Lutheran Church of Cosmos - 54986 145th St. - just northeast of Cosmos


The First Lutheran Church of Cosmos Ice Cream Social is on Wednesday, June 28th from 4:30-to-7 p.m.  There will be salads, ham and hot turkey sandwiches, raw vegetables and dip, watermelon, cantaloupe, pie, ice cream, egg coffee and milk.  It’s $7 for adults, $4 for children 6-to-12 and free for children under 6.  The church is at 54986 145th Street – just northeast of Cosmos.

Plato Blood Drive

Thu, Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm // Plato Community Lighthouse Church

A blood drive will be held at Plato Community Lighthouse Church on Thursday, June 29th from noon-to-6 p.m. To make appointments, call Ken or Myra at 238-2370.

Just In Time

Thu, Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm // Litchfield Central Park

Concert in Central Park

Spicer July 4th Events

Sat, Jul 01 @ 12:00 am - Tue, Jul 04 @ 12:00 am // City of Spicer

The annual 4th of July events in Spicer include a boat parade July 1st at 4 p.m. on Green Lake, street dance July 1st from 9-to-12:30 by Lion’s Park featuring Lost Highway, Green Lake Road Race July 2nd starting at Zorbaz at 7 a.m., church on the beach July 2nd at 9:30 a.m., flea market at Bell Tower Antiques and an arts & crafts show July 2nd, 3rd and 4th, Lion’s pancake breakfast at Lion’s park July 4th from 7-to-10:30 a.m., parade on July 4th at 10 a.m. on Lake Avenue, and fireworks at dusk on July 4th. For more details, go to

Annandale July 4th Events

Sat, Jul 01 @ 12:00 am - Tue, Jul 04 @ 12:00 am // City of Annandale

The 4th of July parade in Annandale starts at 10 a.m. Other weekend events include a kiddie parade July 1st at 10 a.m. starting at the middle school, pork chop dinner July 1st from 4-to-8 at the city park pavilion, boat parade on July 3rd at 7 p.m. on Pleasant Lake, a carnival each day, music in the park each evening starting at 7 p.m., and fireworks at dusk at the municipal park. For more details, go to

Miles 4 Marcus Run/Walk

Tue, Jul 04 @ 8:30 am // Lake Manuella


The 2nd annual Miles 4 Marcus Run/Walk will be held on Tuesday, July 4th at 8:30 a.m. with a 4-mile run/walk around Lake Manuella, and a 10-mile or 20-mile bike route.  Pork chops on a stick will also be available from 9 a.m. to noon for freewill donations.  You can get more information at Zap Events or on Facebook.  Proceeds will go to the Marcus Huhn Scholarship Fund.

Paynesville Blood Drive

Wed, Jul 05 @ 12:00 pm // American Legion in Paynesville

A blood drive will be held at the American Legion in Paynesville on Wednesday, July 5th from noon-to-6 p.m.


Lake Ripley Cemetery Walking Tour

Fri, Jul 07 @ 4:30 pm // West side of Lake Ripley Cemetery

The Lake Ripley Cemetery Citizens Committee and Heritage Preservation Commission are sponsoring a walking tour of the historic cemetery on Friday, July 7th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.   Enter through the west side and you’ll be directed where to park.  Free will donations will be used for grave repairs.

Friends of the Litchfield Library Book Sale

Sat, Jul 08 @ 10:00 am // Litchfield Public Library

The Friends of the Litchfield Library book sale will be on Saturday, July 8th from 10-to-4 at the Litchfield Public Library.

Joyride Available for Watercade

Sat, Jul 08 @ 10:30 pm // Watercade Street Dance, VFW, Eagles Club, Kicker's and American Legion - 10 Mile Radius of Litchfield

Joyride will provide rides to people in – and within a 10-mile radius of – Litchfield for $5 on Saturday, July 8th from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Watercade street dance, VFW, Eagles Club, Kicker’s and the American Legion. Tickets are available in advance at Ramsey Printing.

Meeker County Master Gardener’s Garden Tour

Tue, Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm // Various Gardens

The Meeker County Master Gardener’s Garden Tour is on Tuesday, July 11th from 5-to-8:30 p.m.  The cost is $5 per person.  Tickets are available at the Emmaus Gift Shop, KLFD, Stockmen’s Nursery, the Meeker County Extension office and from Toucan Do Better Relay for Life team members.  You can also purchase tickets during the tour.  A meal will be available from 5-to-7:30 that evening at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield with proceeds going to Zion Youth.  Hicks Bus will also have a bus available that evening for $10 – call Linnea for more details and to reserve a seat by July 5th at 693-3292.

Marie Omann

Thu, Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm // Litchfield Central Park

Concert in Central Park

Litchfield Christian Women’s Celebrate America Brunch

Fri, Jul 14 @ 9:00 am // First Lutheran Church in Litchfield

The Litchfield Christian Women’s Celebrate America brunch is on Friday, July 14th from 9-to-10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield.  It’s $9.  Don Dufner will do the special feature, Martin Allen will provide special music, and Ellen Bergman of Flandreau, SD will be the special speaker.  To make reservations by noon on July 10th, call Barb Werner at 693-2504.

Tonic Sol Fa Performance

Sat, Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm // Litchfield Opera House

Tonic Sol Fa will perform at the Litchfield Opera House on Saturday, July 15th at 7 p.m.  General admission tickets are $15.  For ticket information, call 320-535-0829 or go to

Atwater Help for Seniors Fundraiser Tournament

Sun, Jul 16 @ 9:00 am // Island Pine Golf Club in Atwater

A fundraising Tournament for Atwater Help for Seniors will be held on Saturday, July 16th at Island Pine Golf Club.  It’s $60 per person which includes 18 holes, cart, gift bag and box lunch.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the tournament starts at 10 a.m.  Call Josh to register at 320-974-8600.

Veteran’s Breakfast

Mon, Jul 17 @ 7:00 am // Viking Room - 200 North Holcombe Ave. in Litchfield

Ecumen of Litchfield has a Veteran’s Breakfast on Monday, July 17th from 7-to-9 a.m. in the Viking Room at 200 North Holcombe Avenue in Litchfield.

Dale Dahmen & The Beats

Thu, Jul 20 @ 12:00 am // Litchfield Central Park

Concert in Central Park

Ice Cream Social

Fri, Jul 21 @ 4:30 pm // St. John's Education Center - Highway 12 between Cokato and Dassel

An ice cream social – sponsored by St. John’s and St. Gertrude’s Council of Catholic Women will be held at St. John’s Education Center on Highway 12 – between Cokato and Dassel on Friday, July 21st from 4:30-to-7:30 p.m. The menu includes BBQs, potato salad, chips, pie, ice cream, lemonade and coffee for a freewill offering.

Spotted Knapweek & Wild Parsnip Education Event

Wed, Jul 26 @ 3:30 pm // Lake Casey Waterfowl Production Area Parking Lot

The Meeker Soil & Water Conservation District and Minnesota Department of Agriculture are hosting an event on July 26th from 3:30-to-4:30 at the Lake Casey Waterfowl Production Area parking lot to educate people about spotted knapweed and wild parsnip. If you would like to attend, please call 693-7287, extension 3.

Gravel Road

Thu, Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm // Litchfield Central Park

Upcoming Local Games


Eden Valley-Watkins

Dassel-Cokato Chargers

ACGC Falcons