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Black bear spotted near Waverly

WAVERLY, MN – Rachael Hardie captured this photo of a black bear crossing Wright County Road 9 just north of Waverly at the junction of Wright County Road 107 about 7 a.m. Sunday, April 23. Photo submitted by her husband, Chris Hardie.

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Mayer approves interim city administrator

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council appointed Rick Almich as interim city administrator during its April 24 meeting. He will start Thursday, May 4. Read more in the May 1 issue of Herald Journal.

LP school bulletin Monday, April 24

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN –

Lester Prairie School Bulletin

April 24, 2017

Today’s Menu: Cheese, Pepperoni or Sausage Pizza or Hot Ham & Cheese, Lettuce Salad, Green Beans, Peaches, Pears, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Stackers with Meat and Bread or Pretzels, Yogurt & Seeds, Corn, Lettuce, Cheese, Salsa, Bananas, Milk

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Buckshot and Blossoms” on three outstanding performances! Audiences loved the humor and your enthusiasm when performing your parts. Well done! Thank you to all

those who helped strike the set and put away props and chairs.

Track bus times for Monday: 2:15 LP, 2:25 HT

Please release athletes 10 minutes early

The next free lunch for high school students will be on Wed., April 26 at City Hall – Menu is pulled pork.

The Labels for Education (Campbell soup labels_ program is coming to an end. If you have any labels, please send them to school by April 30. Please send box tops and Coborns/Cashwise Labels for Learning at this time also. Remember we continue to save Loaves for Learning labels off bread bags and empty computer ink cartridges. We appreciate your continued support of these programs!

All yearbook orders are due by Wednesday, April 26. Order forms are available in the office or you can order online at www.jostensyearbook.com

Prom picture order forms are available in the office.

Hope Feltmann is putting on a jean drive called Teens for Jeans. Teens for Jeans is a program where we collect jeans for homeless teenagers. It allows them some normalcy in their life. Gently used jeans can be donated at the school office or given to Hope. If you have any questions, please contact Hope Feltmann. Thank you!

The band program is once again starting to collect items for their raffle basket fundraiser. The themes are: Grades 6, 7 & 8: Family fun night or arts and crafts, Grade 9: Lazy Saturday, Grade 10: Camping/Grilling, Grade 11: Summer Fun, Grade 12: Baking. Please bring in items to Mrs. Helland by April 21st. Tickets will be sold from May 1st-18th and raffled off at the May 18th band concert. 

Summer Youth Baseball/Softball umpires needed:  Lester Prairie Youth Baseball/Softball will again be offering paid umpire positions for summer youth baseball and softball games.  A free umpire clinic will be offered later this spring for anyone interested.  The umpire clinic will cover basic techniques and positioning.  The umpire clinic is strongly recommended for new umpires and returning umpires are also highly encouraged to attend.  Sign up sheet in the High School office.  Please sign up ASAP if you have any interest.  Need to be a current 8th grader or older to qualify.  If you have questions, contact Jeff Engen at 320-395-9839 or engenjeff@hotmail.com.

The gym will be closed for prom decorating from Wed., April 26 beginning at 3:00 until Sunday, April 30. The stage will be off limits from April 24 to April 30. The prom decorating hours are:

Wednesday, April 26: 3:00 p.m. – ?

Thursday, April 27: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, April 28: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Juniors and Seniors: Please turn in 5 or 6 pictures of yourself from a young age until now for the prom video. You may also add group pictures if you want. You may turn your pictures into the office or email them to Troy Feltmann at troy@heraldjournal.com. Thank you if you have already turned in pictures.

Testing will begin after the pledge each day.

MCA Estimated Testing Times

Grades 6-8 Reading 2.5-3.5 hours 8:30 am – 11:00/12:00 am

Grade 10 Reading 2-3 hours 8:30 am – 10:30/11:30 am

Grades 6-8 Math 2-2.5 hours 8:30 am – 10:30/11:00 am

Grade 11 Math 1.5-2.5 hours 8:30 am – 10:00/11:00 am

Week 2:  April 17-21

Monday

4/17

Tuesday

4/18

Wednesday 4/19

Thursday

4/20

Friday

4/21

No School

Grade 10

Reading

ACT Grade 11

Grade 8

Reading

(1st Hour Science Group)

Grade 8

Math

(1st hour Science Group)

– 

Week 3:  April 24-28

Monday

4/24

Tuesday

4/25

Wednesday

4/26

Thursday

4/27

Friday

4/28

Grade 8

Reading

(1st Hour Social Group)

Grade 8

Math

(1st hour Social Group)

Grade 6

Reading

Grade 6

Math

Make Ups

Detention will be with ? on April 26 from 3-4. Detention will be with Mrs. Amundson from 7-8 a.m. on April 27. Detention will be with Ms. Olson on April 27 from 3-4 Detention is held on Wednesday from 3-4 and Thursday from 7-8 & 3-4.

Homework Help is held every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-5:00. Homework Help will be held in Mrs. Montagne’s Room (#113) on Mondays and it will be held in Miss Smith’s Room (#148) on Wednesdays.

The following 9th graders still need to pay their class dues from previous years…Gerardo Jimenez, Daniel Tirado, Jenifer Tiradeo, and Carter Serna. To find out how much you owe, please contact Treasurer Taylor Bayerl . Thank you!

Spring Sports Practice Shuttle Schedule

3:07 - Pick up at Lester Prairie

3:15 – Drop-off / Pick-up at Holy Trinity

3:30 - Drop-off at Lester Prairie

5:00 - Pick up at Lester Prairie

5:15 - Drop-off / Pick-up at Holy Trinity

5:30 - Drop-off at Lester Prairie

Monday, Apr 24, 2017

Time

Event

Details

12:00pm
 9:00pm

Prom – Gym Decorating  

Gym, Gym Stage, Lester Prairie – Stage

Stage for Prom Decorating.

3:30pm
5:00pm

Softball – Practice JV  

Lester Prairie Bulldog Field

3:40pm
5:00pm

Open Gym  

Gym, Gym Stage, Lester Prairie Gym

Open Gym

4:00pm

Track & Field: Varsity Meet 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Maple Lake @ Maple Lake High School

Bus: 2:15 Lester Prairie; 2:25 Holy Trinity

4:15pm

Baseball:Boys Varsity Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. PACT Charter @ Central Park Ramsey

Varsity followed by JV
Bus Times- LP 1:45, HT 2:00

4:15pm

Softball:Girls Varsity Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. PACT Charter @ The Draw

Varsity Only Bus Times- LP 1:45, HT 2:00

4:30pm

Baseball:Boys 7/8 Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Maple Lake @ Maple Lake High School

One team 7th grade Bus Times- LP 2:40, HT 2:50

4:30pm

Softball:Girls 7/8 Game 

Maple Lake vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie – Lions Field

6:00pm
9:00pm

CE – Dance  

Cafeteria

Mayer to appoint interim city administrator

MAYER, MN – Mayer City Council is expected to appoint an interim city administrator during its meeting tonight, Monday, April 24.

The council is also expected to act on a counter-offer from a new public works employee during the meeting.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

McLeod County vitality meeting tonight, Thursday, April 20

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – The public is welcome to join elected officials from townships, school districts, cities, and the county in discussing the connections between three types of businesses: farms, manufacturers and Main Street retailers Thursday, April 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The meeting will take place in the library of Glencoe Silver Lake High School, 1825 16th St East in Glencoe
University of Minnesota Extension economists Brigid Tuck and Liz Templin will share information about McLeod County’s job trends, drivers of past economic changes, and the ripple effects of job changes in the county. Local businesses will also share their challenges in today’s labor market.
“This is a great opportunity for local government officials from throughout the county to hear about the economic connections between businesses, including agriculture, in our county.  It will also give us insights into how a growth or decline in employment in one area affects other businesses” said Joe Nagel, chair of the McLeod County Board of Commissioners.
The program is sponsored by the McLeod County Board of Commissioners.

Lester Prairie school bulletin April 18

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN –

Lester Prairie School Bulletin

April 18, 2017

Today’s Menu: Mashed Potatoes with Hamburger or Turkey Gravy, Steamed Vegetables, Carrots, Bread, Peaches, Pears, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Chicken Patty or Cheese Pizza, Lettuce Salad, Peas, Applesauce, Milk

The track bus leaves LP at 2:45, HT 2:55.  Please dismiss athletes 10 minutes early.

Elementary and preschool students should have their picture money turned in by Thursday, April 20. Thanks!

Hope Feltmann is putting on a jean drive called Teens for Jeans. Teens for Jeans is a program where we collect jeans for homeless teenagers. It allows them some normalcy in their life. Gently used jeans can be donated at the school office or given to Hope. If you have any questions, please contact Hope Feltmann. Thank you!

The band program is once again starting to collect items for their raffle basket fundraiser. The themes are: Grades 6, 7 & 8: Family fun night or arts and crafts, Grade 9: Lazy Saturday, Grade 10: Camping/Grilling, Grade 11: Summer Fun, Grade 12: Baking. Please bring in items to Mrs. Helland by April 21st. Tickets will be sold from May 1st-18th and raffled off at the May 18th band concert. 

The following items are needed for the spring play:

Cowboy hats

Denim skirts – any size

Western Pictures

Western knick-knacks

Western shirts & blouses

If you can help with any of these items, please drop them off in the office or call or email Ms. Olson. Thank you!

Summer Youth Baseball/Softball umpires needed:  Lester Prairie Youth Baseball/Softball will again be offering paid umpire positions for summer youth baseball and softball games.  A free umpire clinic will be offered later this spring for anyone interested.  The umpire clinic will cover basic techniques and positioning.  The umpire clinic is strongly recommended for new umpires and returning umpires are also highly encouraged to attend.  Sign up sheet in the High School office.  Please sign up ASAP if you have any interest.  Need to be a current 8th grader or older to qualify.  If you have questions, contact Jeff Engen at 320-395-9839 or engenjeff@hotmail.com.

The gym will be closed for prom decorating from Wed., April 26 beginning at 3:00 until Sunday, April 30. The stage will be off limits from April 24 to April 30. The prom decorating hours are:

Wednesday, April 26: 3:00 p.m. – ?

Thursday, April 27: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, April 28: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Juniors and Seniors: Please turn in 5 or 6 pictures of yourself from a young age until now for the prom video. You may also add group pictures if you want. You may turn your pictures into the office or email them to Troy Feltmann at troy@heraldjournal.com. Thank you if you have already turned in pictures.

Testing will begin after the pledge each day.

MCA Estimated Testing Times

Grades 6-8 Reading 2.5-3.5 hours 8:30 am – 11:00/12:00 am

Grade 10 Reading 2-3 hours 8:30 am – 10:30/11:30 am

Grades 6-8 Math 2-2.5 hours 8:30 am – 10:30/11:00 am

Grade 11 Math 1.5-2.5 hours 8:30 am – 10:00/11:00 am

Week 2:  April 17-21

Monday

4/17

Tuesday

4/18

Wednesday 4/19

Thursday

4/20

Friday

4/21

No School

Grade 10

Reading

ACT Grade 11

Grade 8

Reading

(1st Hour Science Group)

Grade 8

Math

(1st hour Science Group)

– 

Week 3:  April 24-28

Monday

4/24

Tuesday

4/25

Wednesday

4/26

Thursday

4/27

Friday

4/28

Grade 8

Reading

(1st Hour Social Group)

Grade 8

Math

(1st hour Social Group)

Grade 6

Reading

Grade 6

Math

Make Ups

Detention will be with with Mrs. Amundson on April 20 from 7-8 a.m. Detention is held on Wednesday from 3-4 and Thursday from 7-8 & 3-4.

The next free lunch for high school students will be on Wed., April 26 at City Hall – Menu is pulled pork.

Homework Help is held every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-5:00. Homework Help will be held in Mrs. Montagne’s Room (#113) on Mondays and it will be held in Miss Smith’s Room (#148) on Wednesdays.

The following 9th graders still need to pay their class dues from previous years…Gerardo Jimenez, Daniel Tirado, Jenifer Tiradeo, and Carter Serna. To find out how much you owe, please contact Treasurer Taylor Bayerl . Thank you!

Spring Sports Practice Shuttle Schedule

3:07 - Pick up at Lester Prairie

3:15 – Drop-off / Pick-up at Holy Trinity

3:30 - Drop-off at Lester Prairie

5:00 - Pick up at Lester Prairie

5:15 - Drop-off / Pick-up at Holy Trinity

5:30 - Drop-off at Lester Prairie

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

Time

Event

Details

3:30pm
5:00pm

Softball – 7-8 Practice  

Lester Prairie Bulldog Field

3:40pm
5:00pm

Open Gym  

Gym, Gym Stage, Lester Prairie Gym

Open Gym

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Softball:Girls JV Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Bethany Academy @ Dred Scott Fields

Bus Times- LP 1:40, HT 1:50

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Baseball:Boys 7/8 Game 

Buffalo Lake-Hector vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Winsted – Barrett Field

One game combined 7th/8th grade

4:30pm<br< td=”"></br<>

Softball:Girls Varsity Game 

Maranatha Christian Academy vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie Bulldog Field 
Lester Prairie – Lions Field

Varsity Only

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Track & Field: Varsity Meet 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Maple Lake @ Maple Lake High School

Bus: 2:45 Lester Prairie; 2:55 Holy Trinity

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Baseball:Boys Varsity Game 

Maranatha Christian Academy vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie Bulldog Field 
Lester Prairie – Municipal Field

Varsity Only

5:30pm
9:00pm

CE – 55 Alive Classes  

Media Center

The start time is still 5:30 unless you wish a change. Cost for the class is $25. Please call the school to sign up 320-395-2521. All checks should be made t…