Local Headline News

Friday, September 16, 2022

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reported on the 13th the Heron Lake Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on MN 60 west of Heron Lake.  The vehicle was reported to be entirely engulfed.  The Heron Lake Ambulance also responded for precautionary reasons.  There were no injuries.  Crews were on scene for about 30 minutes. On the 14th in the early morning, two jailers transported a 26-year-old male from Jackson to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility.  The party was convicted of 1st Degree Burglary and received a sentence of 75 months in prison.  The conviction stems from a November 8th, 2021, incident in Jackson involving a 84 year old resident who was the victim of a Robbery inside her own home. At 5:43 pm A Jackson County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of US 71 and MN 60. After investigation, a 58-year-old male from Windom was arrested for Controlled Substance 3rd Degree Possession.


Windom Police Department reported on the 14th at approximately 7:15pm an officer met with a Windom Male in the Law Enforcement Center. The male wanted to speak with an officer about being assaulted and threatened. After investigation, an arrest was made of a 28-year-old Windom Male for Threats of Violence.


The Windom Community Center announces an upcoming event featuring Minnesota Vikings running back Chuck Foreman. The event will take place Thursday September 29th at the Community Center.   Foreman was drafted in 1973 and played for 8 seasons. He was the first rusher for the Vikings to ever get a thousand yards in one season.  According to Tim Snyder, Executive Director at the community center, the night will include a presentation by Foreman as well as an autograph session and door prizes.  Admission is just $5 at the door.  The night is a fundraising event for the community center.


The Jeffers City Council met in REGULAR session on the 12th. The Council approved a 2% increase in the Levy for 2023. The 2023 Budget was reviewed, and the council approved the projected 2023 budget. The clerk gave a review on the bonds that the city presently has. It was reported that that Syd’s Signs will install the new city sign this week and the old city sign south of Highway 30 will be used for city businesses. The council approved for letters to be sent to residents with appliances being stored outside their homes.


This MONDAY, Windom Law Enforcement/EMS and the Windom Fire Department will once again be competing to see who can recruit the most blood donors for the community’s blood supply in the 7th annual “Heroes Behind the Badges” community blood drive. Windom’s Chief of Police, Scott Peterson stated “The Windom Police Department encourages everyone who can to donate blood on Monday, September 19th. It is a good Cause and the Blood Bank is crucial to the health of the region.  We would prefer that you donate in the Police section, but the main thing is to donate blood. I thank everyone for their participation.”

The drive will be held on Monday, September 19th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:30p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Windom Area Health. Community Blood Bank’s bloodmobile will be on-site to take the donations near the main entrance. Each donor designates their donation to the ‘team’ of their choice!

Sign up for a donation time here: www.signupgenius.com/go/windomhospsep19

For more information call 877-877-3070 or visit www.cbblifeblood.org.


I have to admit that when thinking about what today is all I can think about the delicious aroma of Cinnamon Bread browning in the toaster. Yep, it is National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day. In bakeries all across the country, cinnamon raisin bread is requested more often than many other breads and rolls.  It is naturally sweet, and the aroma created from baking this bread makes everyone’s mouth water. The beauty of Cinnamon Raisin Bread is you can eat it in the morning, afternoon or as a late night snack! Cinnamon raisin bread toasts nicely and pairs well with several toppings like homemade apple butter, cream cheese or sliced pears any of those toppings brings this baked good to a whole new level.

It is also National Playdoh Day… I love playdoh and I had a ball watching my 1 ½ year old granddaughter taking such delight in playing with it on our last visit. I can’t wait till she is old enough to really get into building and creating so many fun and interesting things!!! It is going to be epic.

AND as I leave you today I would like to remind everyone that In the United States, the third Friday in September honors National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Each year since 1989, a presidential proclamation brings the nation together to remember and honor the members of the Armed Forces who remain missing in action or are prisoners of war. The day serves as a call to action, reminding the nation to rededicate our efforts. We’re responsible for bringing our patriots home and for caring for our military families awaiting word of their loved ones.