Clear Lake man injured

Sherburne County Sheriff's Department

 

A Clear Lake man was injured after crashing head on with a combine Saturday Oct. 26. The accident occurred on Sherburne County Road 8, just east of Highway 24 in Clear Lake Township. According to Sheriff Joel Brott, John Podany, 87, was driving his minivan east on County Road 8, while Nathan Tesmer, 37 also of Clear Lake, was operating a John Deere Combine travelling west on the shoulder/ partial traffic lane of County Road 8 at about 1:30 p.m. When the two vehicles met, they struck partially head on. Podany was transported by air to HCMC where he remains in fair condition.

No arrests were made and the cause of the crash remains under investigation. Also assisting were medics from Gold Cross Ambulance and the Clear Lake Fire Department. Tesmer was uninjured in the crash. 

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SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEMBER Irene Kostreba, pictured here showing a very old poster advertising a Sherwin Linton concert, is still looking for items to display in the county fair history center. Items could be given on loan or donated to the fair board. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).