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Friday, July 1
Here are a few items in this week's newspaper. For much more, see today's Delano Herald Journal
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Delano's "Karaoke King" Mike Merriman, right, has a new song planned for this year's 4th of July parade on Monday.

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Delano’s former mayor Steinmetz pursuing his bucket list
After being involved with Delano-Franklin Township Area Historical Society for over 23 years, founder Jon Steinmetz stepped down from his position as president June 4. Steinmetz’s decision was based on the new perspective he’s gained since being diagnosed with leukemia in May and the recent passing of his wife Sheri in February.
In a Facebook post dated June 2, Steinmetz said the following: “Good morning all; you may be wondering why I haven’t been posting much recently? The passing of my wife was pretty devastating, but I am determined to move forward. Last month I was diagnosed with leukemia; that really opened my eyes to the limit I have on this planet, so going to do my bucket list now and travel, and enjoy the time I have left. I hope the community will continue to support the Historical society and preserve Delano’s past. It has been a blast hanging with all of you!”

‘Karaoke King’ set to sing in the 4th of July parade for the 16th time with new song
Delano resident Michael Merriman will humbly tell you that he has no musical talent, but his fans would tell you otherwise. The “Karaoke King,” his nickname dubbed by his fans,  is preparing new material for the Delano 4th of July parade, which will be his 16th year of singing in the event.

Rock from the Heart founder speaks at Abbott Labs
Delano resident Pete Johnson spoke at an employee event at Abbott Labs June 14, where he shared his survival story and how he was inspired to help others and form the nonprofit organization Rock from the Heart. Abbott Labs created an aortic heart valve for Johnson, who received it during open-heart surgery in 2017 to treat his bicuspid aortic valve disease and aortic aneurysms.

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