Archive for Denise Ernst

LP approves search firm for administrator

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council during Tuesday’s meeting approved hiring Richard Fursman/Hue Life to conduct the search for its first city administrator at a cost of $16,000 plus expenses.

Early deadlines for Nov. 23 issue

WINSTED, LESTER PRAIRIE, WAVERLY, WATERTOWN, NEW GERMANY, MAYER, HOWARD LAKE, MN – All deadlines for Herald Journal will be 24 hours early for the Nov. 23 issue due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Newspaper deadline will be noon Tuesday, Nov. 20. Herald Journal offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23. Papers will be distributed as usual on Friday.

HT School announcements Nov. 15

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today:   Hot Ham/Cheese Sandwich, Green Beans, Fruit, Milk



All students 7-12 who intend to participate in Speech or Debate must attend a meeting at lunch today in Mr. Athey’s room.  If you are unable to attend see Mr. Athey today immediately after school.  Please bring your ipad or chromebook.



3:20 – GBB practice at LP

           JHBB practice at LP

We will have Mass tomorrow at 8:15 – please dress accordingly.

Football players are reminded that equipment turn in will be Monday at 3:15.  Please make sure your uniforms are clean.

One-Act Play auditions will be held at LP next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Times are: Mon. Nov. 19 – 7:30-8:00am or 3:00-4:00pm

                  Tues. Nov. 20 – 7:30-8:00am only

                  Wed. Nov. 21 – 7:30-8:00am or 3:00-4:00pm

Auditions are in Ms. Smith’s room, Room 148 at LP



Boys’ basketball practice starts on Monday.  All 9th grade players please report to Mr. Machemehl’s room right after school.  All 0-12th grade players report to Mr. Machemehl’s room at 4.  Even if all of your paperwork isn’t turned in you still need to come to practice!  If you have any questions, contact Mr. Machemehl.


HT School announcements Nov. 14

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today:  Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Fruit, Milk  



Students need to make sure that you don’t leave leftover food or milk or coffee containers in your lockers.  Please throw all of that away.  We have been noticing some smells coming from lockers.


3:20 – GBB practice at LP

No Jr. High practices

The juniors are once again selling lollipops before and after school in Mrs. O’s room.  Cost is $1.00.  Students are reminded NO lollipops are to be eaten during the school day.

Varsity football players who plan on going to the state tournament on Thursday need to come to the office and get a permission slip from Mrs. Ide.

If you missed your chance to buy a section 4A championship shirt you can still order one until next Tuesday, November 20th.  If you are interested please see the list in the high school office.

HT School announcements Nov. 13

WINSTED, MN – 7th Grade on Retreat


Lunch for Today:  Walking Tacos, Lettuce, Cheese, Corn, Fruit, Milk


3:20 – GBB practice at LP

           JHBB practice at LP


There will be tutoring tomorrow morning at 7:30 in Ms. Fasching’s room.  Tutors are: Simon, Katlyn, and Jack.

HLWW schools will have a two hour late start tomorrow.  There will be NO morning buses for HT students.  Buses will run on schedule in the afternoon.



A red bag of clothes was found in the elementary school entryway last Friday.  If it is yours you can pick it up at the elementary office.

The football team will be going to the state tournament this Thursday.  The bus will be leaving Lester Prairie at 9:45am and returning home at 3:30pm.  Students interested in going need to get your permission slip signed and sign up at the office.

Equipment turn in will be next Monday, Nov. 19 at 3:15.  Please make sure that your uniform is clean


Auditions for Holy Trinity One-Act Play  “The Bible in 30 minutes or less”, will  be held next Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20th at 7:30am  and 3:30pm.  The sign-up sheet will be posted outside the band room.  Please sign up for the times that work best for you.  If you have questions about the One-Act Play, please talk with Mr. Wendt or Mr. Athey.

HT School announcements Nov. 12

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today:  Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza, Peas & Carrots, Fruit, Milk


Lunch Servers for the week:  Hallie Millerbernd and Lucas Seifert


The football teams’ season ended on Saturday with a loss to Springfield in the first round of the state tournament.  Congratulations to the team and coaches for an exciting season.

Also congratulations to Simon Mendoza for receiving All Conference Honors in Cross Country at the banquet last Thursday.



3:20 – 7-12 GBB practice begins at LP

           JHBB practice at HT



There will be a short meeting right after school today in the cafeteria for those students interested in dance line. Any question contact Tammy Pokornowski.

LD Debate practice will be held Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30am.  All interested should be in attendance.

Speech meetings will be held on Wednesday before school at 7:30am and after school at 3:00.  All interested should attend.

Public Forum debate practice will be held Thursday, November 15 at 6:30am.  All interested should attend.

These will be the final public announcements.  All future Speech and Debate updates will be communicated  in the Goggle Classroom.

Ms. Jones is looking for students to go to Sharing & Caring Hands on Tuesday, Nov. 27th.  Students failing or missing work are not eligible to attend.