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Clarification regarding Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted polling location

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – A story in the Dec. 15 issue of Herald Journal made reference to a resolution adopted by the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board during its Dec. 11 meeting concerning the polling location for district elections.

The story stated in error that the polling location adopted by the board would affect the district’s 2018 election. However that is not the case, because the 2018 election is a general election, not a special election. The resolution was adopted in response to a change in Minnesota Statute 205A.11, subdivision 2, effective July 1, 2017 that affects the combined polling places for all school districts in the state for special elections.

All school districts will need to adopt resolutions by December 31 each year establishing combined polling places for any potential special elections in the upcoming year, even if the polling places never change. The school district’s combined polling places must be polling places that are used during regular general elections.

Voters in the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District will cast ballots at their usual locations during the November 2018 general election.

Lester Prairie school bulletin Friday, Dec. 15

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN –

Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Dec. 15, 2017

Today’s Menu: Chili & Garlic Bread Stick or Cheesy Bread Stick with Yogurt & Seeds, Corn, Cole Slaw, Fruit, Milk

Monday’s Menu: Corn Dog or Cheese Pizza, Lettuce Salad, Potato Salad, Peaches, Milk

Congratulations to Mrs. Helland, Mr. Rue and the Jr. and Senior High Choir and Band for the excellent concert last night. You did a wonderful job on a variety of tunes and everyone enjoyed it. Keep up the great work!

Congratulations LPHT Football players for receiving the following local area awards:

KDUZ / KARP / KGLB All-Area players: Leighton Buhr, Wyatt Teubert

 Herald Journal All-Area Football Team:

- Michael Ziermann

- Tyler Scheevel

- Leighton Buhr

- Dylan Ruzicka

- Cole Kelger

- Kobe Sanders

- Hunter Lemke

Wyatt Teubert was Herald Journal Football Player of The Year !

Great job guys !! Hard work pays off !

There will not be school on Friday, Dec. 22 and students will be on break until Jan. 1. School resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

The next free lunch for high school students will be on December 20th at St. Peter’s Church. Lunch will be Sloppy Joes, Pickles, Chips , Brownies and Cookies.

The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Boy’s Basketball Team is looking for an announcer for some of their home games this year.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Walstrom at the school.  320-395-2521.

NHS is having their Toys for Mary’s Place toy drive and it ends TODAY. Our goal is to get 250 new toys for children who are less fortunate. If we reach our goal each grade will get to watch a movie on the day before Christmas break. PLEASE BRING IN TOYS.

Do you have school spirit? Do you like to watch basketball? Do you like interacting with fans? Do you like hotdogs or pizza? If so see Cheryl Bayerl for an amazing opportunity.

Christmas Dress-Up Days for the week of Dec. 18-22:

Monday: Christmas PJ Day

Tuesday: Ugly Sweater Day

Wednesday: Christmas Character Day

Thursday: Christmas Spirit Day

The LPHT baseball team will be selling poinsettias during this Holiday season.  The cost is $15.  You will receive a certificate for a poinsettia redeemable at Holasek Greenhouse and Garden Center.  If you are interested please contact Mr. Walstrom.

The office is in need of sweatpants for elementary students. If you have any new or gently worn sweatpants that you would like to donate, please turn them into the office. Thank you for your help!

Attention High School Students and Parents:  The LP Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is once again sponsoring a Christmas wish list project for the high school teachers. We’ve collected wish lists from high school teachers and put tags with the requested items on a display on the trophy case in the high school lobby.  Each tag has a teacher’s name and item(s) they have requested for their classrooms.  Please stop by and take a look at the requested items – there are a variety of items in different price ranges that are easy to purchase at retail stores or online.  If you’d like to give a gift to a teacher, simply select a tag(s) -  Purchase the specified item(s), wrap and deliver the gift to the teacher directly or to the  high school office before December 21, 2017.  The display will be up until Christmas break or all the tags are gone. Please join us in sharing the spirit of this wonderful season with our teachers!  Questions or comments regarding this project can be directed to Darlene Schmidt or Tracy Jackson. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

If anyone is interested in ordering a letterman’s jacket please stop in the Lester Prairie school office and fill out an order form.

Sunday Open gym at Holy Trinity is held from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  Any students 6th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Homework Help is held with Jan Smith on Mondays and Jennifer Smith on Wednesdays.

Dec. 22 – Jan. 1

School resumes Jan. 2, 2018

LPHT Bulldogs Baseball

Poinsettia Fundraiser

Receive a Certificate for 1 – 6.5” Poinsettia w/ pot cover

$15 each

Grown by: Holasek Flower Power / Fred Holasek & Son Greenhouse, Lester Prairie, MN

Certificates are redeemable between

Nov. 19th – Dec 21st, 2017

@ Holasek Flower Power Garden Center

** If you are interested in purchasing a poinsettia please contact Mr. Walstrom

Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for LPHT Baseball:

  1. New catchers gear for 7th & 8th grade teams

  2. New Bats for the 7th & 8th grade teams

  3. Additional practice equipment

Friday, Dec 15, 2017

Time

Event

Details

7:00am
7:30am

Hallway Walking  

Lester Prairie High School

3:20pm
4:15pm

Basketball – Practice 7-8 Boys  

Holy Trinity Gym

3:20pm
4:30pm

Basketball – Practice 9-12 Girls  

Lester Prairie Gym

4:30pm

Basketball:Girls 7/8 Game 

Sibley East vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Holy Trinity High School

7th grade followed by 8th grade

4:45pm

Basketball:Boys C Game 

Watertown-Mayer vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie High School

6:00pm

Basketball:Boys JV Game 

Watertown-Mayer vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie High School

7:30pm

Basketball:Boys Varsity Game 

Watertown-Mayer vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie High School

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

Time

Event

Details

8:00am

CE – Basketball  

NYA Gym

4th Grade Girls Tournament

8:00am

CE – Basketball  

NYA Gym

5th Grade Girls Tournament

8:00am

CE – Basketball  

NYA Gym

6th Grade Girls Tournament

9:00am
12:00pm

CE – Basketball  

Lester Prairie High School

6th Grade Boys – MAROON

9:00am
5:00pm

CE – Basketball (HOST SITE)  

Lester Prairie High School

6th Grade Boys 9:00-1:00; 5th Grade Boys 1:00-5:00

9:00am

Knowledge Bowl – Meet  

Hutchinson High School

Bus Time: 8:15am

10:00am
1:00pm

CE – Basketball  

Lester Prairie High School

6th Grade Boys – GOLD

1:00pm
5:00pm

CE – Basketball  

Lester Prairie High School

5th Grade Boys

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017

Time

Event

Details

2:00pm
3:00pm

Baseball & Softball Open Gym  

Lester Prairie Gym

3:00pm
5:00pm

Open Gym  

Lester Prairie Gym

5:00pm
8:00pm

CE – Basketball Practice  

Lester Prairie Gym

4th & 5th grade boys 5:00 – 6:30 4th, 5th, & 6th grade girls 6:30 – 8:00

6:30pm
8:00pm

CE – Basketball Practice  

Holy Trinity Gym

6th Grade Boys

Movie in Mayer Dec. 17

MAYER, MN – The Mayer Park Commission will host an indoor movie event at the Mayer Community Center Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. The movie will be “Muppets Christmas Carol.”

Lester Prairie school bulletin Tuesday, Dec. 12

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN –

Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Dec. 12, 2017

Today’s Menu: Sloppy Joe on a Bun or Ham Sandwich, Peas, Jicama Sticks, Banana

Tomorrow’s Menu: Hamburger Gravy or Chicken Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Carrot Sticks, Bread, Apple Sauce, Milk

Girls’ Basketball pictures will be TODAY at 4:30.  7th & 8th grade Girls Basketball players you will have pictures at 4:30 and then practice from 4:30-6:00.  There will not be a return shuttle after practice. 

The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Boy’s Basketball Team is looking for an announcer for some of their home games this year.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Walstrom at the school.  320-395-2521.

NHS is having their Toys for Mary’s Place toy drive and it will continue until December 15th. Our goal is to get 250 new toys for children who are less fortunate. If we reach our goal each grade will get to watch a movie on the day before Christmas break. PLEASE BRING IN TOYS.

Do you have school spirit? Do you like to watch basketball? Do you like interacting with fans? Do you like hotdogs or pizza? If so see Cheryl Bayerl for an amazing opportunity.

The LPHT baseball team will be selling poinsettias during this Holiday season.  The cost is $15.  You will receive a certificate for a poinsettia redeemable at Holasek Greenhouse and Garden Center.  If you are interested please contact Mr. Walstrom.

 

Student Council will be doing our Hope for the Holiday Basket again this year.  Applications are in the office and must be returned by TOMORROW, Wed., Dec. 13. If you know someone that could use a little extra hope or a little extra thanks please fill one out and return to Cheryl Bayerl. We will be granting 10 baskets this year. 

The office is in need of sweatpants for elementary students. If you have any new or gently worn sweatpants that you would like to donate, please turn them into the office. Thank you for your help!

Attention High School Students and Parents:  The LP Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is once again sponsoring a Christmas wish list project for the high school teachers. We’ve collected wish lists from high school teachers and put tags with the requested items on a display on the trophy case in the high school lobby.  Each tag has a teacher’s name and item(s) they have requested for their classrooms.  Please stop by and take a look at the requested items – there are a variety of items in different price ranges that are easy to purchase at retail stores or online.  If you’d like to give a gift to a teacher, simply select a tag(s) -  Purchase the specified item(s), wrap and deliver the gift to the teacher directly or to the  high school office before December 21, 2017.  The display will be up until Christmas break or all the tags are gone. Please join us in sharing the spirit of this wonderful season with our teachers!  Questions or comments regarding this project can be directed to Darlene Schmidt or Tracy Jackson. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

The next free lunch for high school students will be on December 20th at St. Peter’s Church. Lunch will be Sloppy Joes, Chips , Brownies and Cookies.

If anyone is interested in ordering a letterman’s jacket please stop in the Lester Prairie school office and fill out an order form.

Sunday Open gym at Holy Trinity is held from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  Any students 6th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Homework Help is held with Jan Smith on Mondays and Jennifer Smith on Wednesdays.

LPHT Bulldogs Baseball

Poinsettia Fundraiser

Receive a Certificate for 1 – 6.5” Poinsettia w/ pot cover

$15 each

Grown by: Holasek Flower Power / Fred Holasek & Son Greenhouse, Lester Prairie, MN

Certificates are redeemable between

Nov. 19th – Dec 21st, 2017

@ Holasek Flower Power Garden Center

** If you are interested in purchasing a poinsettia please contact Mr. Walstrom

Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for LPHT Baseball:

  1. New catchers gear for 7th & 8th grade teams

  2. New Bats for the 7th & 8th grade teams

  3. Additional practice equipment

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Time

Event

Details

7:00am
7:30am

Hallway Walking  

Lester Prairie High School

3:30pm
4:30pm

Basketball – Practice “C” team Boys  

Lester Prairie Gym

3:30pm
4:30pm

Basketball – Practice 7-8 Boys  

Lester Prairie Gym

3:30pm
4:30pm

Basketball – Practice Boys Varsity Only 

Lester Prairie High School

4:30pm
6:00pm

Basketball – Practice 7-8 Girls  

Lester Prairie Gym

4:30pm
6:00pm

Basketball – Practice 9-12 Girls  

Lester Prairie Gym

6:00pm
7:30pm

CE – Youth Wrestling  

Cafeteria

6:00pm
7:00pm

ECFE  

Preschool Room

Lester Prairie City Council to approve budget and levy

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council will conduct its annual truth in taxation public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at city hall during the regular council meeting. Following the hearing, the council will consider approval of the city’s final budget and levy for 2018.

Other items on the agenda include: employee compensation and concerns about employee benefits, zoning amendments regarding hydonic furnaces, an internal control policy, the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, an IT contract employee, and the Maple Street South storm sewer.

Mayer to conduct truth in taxation hearing Monday, Dec. 11

MAYER, MN – The Mayer City Council will conduct its annual truth in taxation hearing during its Monday, Dec. 11 meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions about the city’s proposed budget and levy during the hearing. The budget and levy will be approved following the hearing.

Other items on the agenda include approval of water and sewer rates for 2018, a proposal for investments, a request for proposals for legal services, discussion of fire department processes, and more.

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