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Seven-year-old Gavin Jessen of Waverly was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease. This picture of Gavin, his dog, Bully, and Gavin’s father, Jeremiah, was taken last summer. Bully was diagnosed with Lyme disease in February, and has since passed away. Less than two weeks ago, Gavin’s 13-year-old sister, Faith, also tested positive for Lyme disease. Look for the story in the Monday, July 21 paper.
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Harold Blanchette Jr. of Winsted and Darrin Blanchette of Howard Lake dyed their hair pink following a fundraiser for Relay for Life.
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Ruth Vaa, 90, recently retired as manager for Wright County's Schroeder Regional Park and Campground. Pictured are Parks Maintenance Supervisor Ralph Borrell; commissioners Charlie Borrell, Mike Potter, and Mark Daleiden; former Schroeder Park campground manager Ruth Vaa; Parks Administrator Marc Mattice, Board Chair Christine Husom, and Commissioner Pat Sawatzke.
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Wright County in ‘moderate risk’ area for Lyme disease
WAVERLY, MN – About five months ago, Waverly residents Jeremiah and Dorie Jessen noticed that their Boston Terrier, Bully, wasn’t acting like his normal, energetic self.

HL combines park board with planning and zoning
HOWARD LAKE, MN – Due to lack of participation, Howard Lake City Council consolidated its park board with its planning and zoning commission at its meeting Tuesday.

MPCA throws Winsted’s wastewater project for a loop
WINSTED, MN – Just over a month ago, the City of Winsted was well into the planning phase of wastewater treatment facility improvements. The project had been designed, and seven construction bids had been received.

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