Newsmaker Guest // Thu, Dec 14

Isaiah MahlstedtBluegrass Gospel Concert

Newsmaker Guest Schedule

Fri, Dec 15

Wayne Baumgartner’s Progress

Josh Baumgartner

Tue, Dec 19

Litchfield Writer’s Group

Duane Hickler

Wed, Dec 20

Small Town Books

Jill Johnson

Thu, Dec 21

911 Texting

Brian Cruze

Fri, Dec 22

Litchfield Area Community Foundation

Judy Hulterstrum & Members

Wed, Dec 27

Litchfield School District Update

Beckie Simenson

Wed, Jan 03

Litchfield Area Mentorship Program

Ami Bergquist

Thu, Jan 04

Cokato Museum Melting Tin Event & Open House

Mike Worcester

Tue, Jan 09

Litchfield Community Ed Update

Rebecca Warpula & Janaye Prieve

Wed, Jan 10

Litchfield Area Mentorship Program

Ami Bergquist

Thu, Jan 11

Nancy Carlson Visit

St. Philip's School

Wed, Jan 17

Litchfield Area Mentorship Program

Ami Bergquist

Local Community Events

Litchfield Blood Drive

Thu, Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm // Litchfield Christian Church

A blood drive will be held at the Litchfield Christian Church on Thursday, December 14th from 1-to-7 p.m. and on Friday, December 15th from 8-to-1. To make appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org.

Litchfield Blood Drive

Fri, Dec 15 @ 8:00 am // Litchfield Christian Church

A blood drive will be held at the Litchfield Christian Church on Friday, December 15th from 8-to-1. To make appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org.

Litchfield Christian Women’s “Joys of Christmas” Brunch

Fri, Dec 15 @ 9:00 am // First Lutheran Church in Litchfield

The Litchfield Christian Women’s “Joys of Christmas” brunch will be on Friday, December 15th from 9-to-10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. The cost is $9. The Kellen Family Singers of St. Cloud will provide special music and Donna Clark of Forest Lake will be the special speaker. To make reservations by noon on December 12th, call Barb Werner at 693-2504.

Birthday Party for Jesus

Fri, Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm // Grove City Community Center

A Birthday Party for Jesus will be held on Friday, December 15th from 4-to-6 p.m. in the Grove City Community Center. Children, families, and people of all ages are welcome to the free event for games, crafts, stories and cake.

ACGC Dance Invitational

Fri, Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm // ACGC High School

The ACGC Dance Invitational is at the high school in Grove City on Friday, December 15th at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5:45.

Bluegrass Gospel Christmas Concert

Sat, Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm // Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center

The 3rd annual Bluegrass Gospel Christmas concert at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center will be on Saturday, December 16th at 6:30 p.m. for a freewill donation. The performers will include the Kingery Family, the Mahlstedt Family and the Kellen Family.

“Go Tell It” Christmas Cantata

Sun, Dec 17 @ 8:30 am // Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield

The vocalists and instrumentalists of Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield will present a Christmas Cantata called “Go Tell It” at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.
services on Sunday December 17th. The story of Jesus birth will be told through narration and music. The concert will be directed by Keith Johnson.

Free Parent Support Group Meeting

Mon, Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm // First Lutheran Church in Litchfield

A free parent support group meeting, sponsored by the Resource Center Program, will be held on Monday, December 18th from 6:30-to-8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church. The topic will be Cerebral Palsy: A Parent’s Journey with speaker Rebecca Wanha. For more information, contact Becky Sook at sookbecky@gmail.com.

Peanut Butter & Milk Festival Committee Meeting

Tue, Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm // Litchfield High School Ag Room

The Peanut Butter & Milk Festival Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 19th at 7 p.m. in the Litchfield High School Ag Room. Everyone is welcome. The 2018 Festival will be held February 24th through March 3rd.

Dassel Blood Drive

Wed, Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm // Covenant Church in Dassel

A blood drive will be held on December 20th from 1-to-7 p.m. at the Covenant Church in Dassel. To make appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org.

Paynesville Blood Drive

Thu, Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm // American Legion in Paynesville

A blood drive will be held at the Paynesville American Legion on December 21st from noon-to-6. To make appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org.

Children’s Christmas Eve Service

Sun, Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm // St. John Lutheran Church - North of Atwater

The St. John Lutheran Children’s Christmas Eve Service is at the church north of Atwater on December 24th at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Christmas Day Dinner

Mon, Dec 25 @ 11:00 am // First Lutheran Church in Litchfield

The annual Christmas Day dinner will be served on December 25th from 11-to-1 at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. It’s especially for people who will be alone that day. If anyone is willing to help, contact Marlene Schrum at 693-3318.

Grove City Christmas Dinner

Mon, Dec 25 @ 11:30 am // Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City

The annual Grove City Christmas dinner will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on December 25th from 11:30-to-1. If you plan to attend, it would be helpful for planning if you could call the church by December 22nd at 857-2001 or Virginia Fleming at 857-2717.

Watkins Blood Drive

Wed, Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm // Church of St. Anthony in Watkins

A blood drive will be on December 27th at the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins from 1-to-7 p.m. To make appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org.

New Year’s Open House & Melting Tin Demonstration

Sun, Jan 07 @ 1:00 pm // Centennial Room of the Cokato Museum/Library Building

The 18th annual New Year’s Open House and Melting Tin Demonstration will be in the Centennial Room of the Cokato Museum/Library Building on Sunday, January 7th from 1-to-4 p.m.

Upcoming Local Games

Litchfield

Thu, Dec 14 | 6:00 pm @ Orono Ed Link Pool

Swim & Dive Meet LDC vs Orono

Live Broadcast Thu, Dec 14 | 7:00 pm @ Litchfield High School Gym

Girls Basketball LHS vs Paynesville Area

Thu, Dec 14 | 7:00 pm @ Paynesville High School

Boys Basketball LHS vs Paynesville Area

Thu, Dec 14 | 7:15 pm @ New Prague Community Center

Girls Hockey Litch-DC vs New Prague

Thu, Dec 14 | 7:00 pm @ Waconia City Ice Arena

Boys Hockey Litch-DC vs Waconia

Fri, Dec 15 | 5:00 pm @ Redwood Valley High School

Wrestling Invitational LHS & ACGC

Sat, Dec 16 | 8:00 am @ Redwood Valley High School

Wrestling Invitational LHS & ACGC @ Redwood Valley

Sat, Dec 16 | 1:00 pm @ New Ulm Civic Center

Girls Hockey Litch-DC vs New Ulm

Live Broadcast Sat, Dec 16 | 3:00 pm @ Litchfield Civic Arena

Boys Hockey Litch-DC vs New Ulm

Sat, Dec 16 | 2:00 pm @ Litchfield High School Gym

Girls Basketball LHS vs Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted

Eden Valley-Watkins

Thu, Dec 14 | 8:00 pm @ St. John's University

Boys Basketball Tournament EV-W @ St. John's University

Thu, Dec 14 | 6:30 pm @ Eden Valley-Watkins High School Johnson-Peterson Gym

Wrestling EV-W vs Paynesville

Fri, Dec 15 | 7:00 pm @ St. John's University

Boys Basketball Tournament EV-W @ St. John's University

Live Broadcast Fri, Dec 15 | 7:15 pm @ Eden Valley-Watkins High School Johnson-Peterson Gym

Girls Basketball EV-W vs Maple Lake

Sat, Dec 16 | 2:00 pm @ St. John's University

Boys Basketball Tournament EV-W @ St. John's University

Dassel-Cokato Chargers

Thu, Dec 14 | 6:00 pm @ Orono Ed Link Pool

Swim & Dive Meet LDC vs Orono

Thu, Dec 14 | 7:00 pm @ Hutchinson High School

Boys Basketball DC vs Hutchinson

Thu, Dec 14 | 7:15 pm @ New Prague Community Center

Girls Hockey Litch-DC vs New Prague

Thu, Dec 14 | 7:00 pm @ Waconia City Ice Arena

Boys Hockey Litch-DC vs Waconia

Thu, Dec 14 | 5:00 pm @ Dassel-Cokato High School West Gym

Wrestling Tri DC, HLWW, NLS

Fri, Dec 15 | 7:00 pm @ Dassel-Cokato High School East Gym

Girls Basketball DC vs Hutchinson

Sat, Dec 16 | 10:00 am @ Dassel-Cokato High School East Gym

Wrestling Invitational DC, Albany, Big Lake, Delano, Elk River, Foley

Sat, Dec 16 | 1:00 pm @ New Ulm Civic Center

Girls Hockey Litch-DC vs New Ulm

Live Broadcast Sat, Dec 16 | 3:00 pm @ Litchfield Civic Arena

Boys Hockey Litch-DC vs New Ulm

ACGC Falcons

Thu, Dec 14 | 7:30 pm @ ACGC High School

Boys Basketball ACGC vs Sauk Centre

Fri, Dec 15 | 5:00 pm @ Redwood Valley High School

Wrestling Invitational LHS & ACGC

Fri, Dec 15 | 8:00 pm @ Benson High School

Boys Basketball ACGC vs Benson

Fri, Dec 15 | 7:00 pm @ BOLD High School

Girls Basketball ACGC vs BOLD

Sat, Dec 16 | 8:00 am @ Redwood Valley High School

Wrestling Invitational LHS & ACGC @ Redwood Valley