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Winsted Council to hear assessment regarding senior housing

WINSTED, MN – Winsted City Council, during its first meeting of the year Jan. 2, will hear an initial demand assessment for senior housing.

Other items on the agenda include approval of the city’s fee schedule for 2019, information regarding the McLeod County Historical Partnership, and approval of annual appointments. There will be a workshop session at 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m.

Lester Prairie school bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 19


Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Dec. 19, 2018


Today’s Menu: Pancakes & Sausage or Ham Sandwich, Cole Slaw, Lettuce Salad, Apple Sauce, Milk


Tomorrow’s Menu: Cheeseburger Casserole with Bread or Deli Sandwich, Steamed Green Beans, Steamed Carrots, Pears, Milk


The next free lunch for junior and senior high school students is TODAY at Bethel Church.


Congratulations to Alice Daak for winning the candy count contest!  There were 158 pieces of candy in the jar and Alice guessed 160.  Way to go Alice!!!!!


Congratulations to this year’s Spelling Bee contestants:  5th grade – Gael Lopez & Mallorie Torry, 6th grade – Mattie Schultz & Jurney Dammann, 7th grade – Nissa VanDenBroeke & Carl Overbye, 8th grade – Gavin Starr & Nick Guggemos.  These students will compete at the School District Spelling Bee on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the Media Center.  Great job everyone!!!!!


We will not be having a dodgeball tournament Friday.


Attention all students in grades 9 through 12… the Lester Prairie High School Choir is looking for great voices and great people! The end of the first semester is coming in January and it’s an opportunity for students to add choir to your list of classes. If you’re interested in joining in January talk to Mr. Rue or Mrs. Mattson soon. We look forward to having you join!


Knowledge Bowl members: Shirt orders are due THIS AFTERNOON! Please get them to Ms. Carmine by then!


Knowledge Bowl members: If you are attending Saturday, January 5th Knowledge Bowl meet, please let Ms. Carmine know by Friday, December 21st.


The Lester Prairie Gym along with the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms will be closed starting December 27th through January 2 for cleaning and maintenance.


The Student Council will be selling donuts & hot chocolate in the lobby on Dec. 21, cost is $1.00 each.


The weight room will be open on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm, check the activity schedule for any cancellations.

High School and Grades 4-6 Christmas Week (Dec. 17-21) Schedule:

Wednesday:  Christmas Hat and Christmas Socks Day, grades 4-12

Bingo, grades 7-12 and staff

Thursday:  Dress in your Christmas Best Day – Simple dress or pants and polo to formal gown or suit and tie,

grades 4-12

Friday:  Christmas Spirit Day – Dress yourselves out …tinsel, bells, red and green, lights, grades 4-12

Candy Canes, purchased by students in grades 7-12, will be delivered

Candy canes may be purchased by students in grades 7-12 and staff during Sr. and Jr. High Lunches on Dec. 17, 18, 19 and 20.   Candy canes may be sent to elementary students but elementary students may not purchase candy canes. The cost is $1.00 and they will be delivered on Friday, December 21.


K-6 Homework Help will be Monday’s from 3:00-5:00 in Mrs. Smith Kindergarten Room.


7-12 Homework Help is on Wednesday’s from 3:00-5:00 in Ms. Jenn Smith’s room.



The Winsted Cub Scout Pack (Pack 3399) is inviting all elementary students from the surrounding schools to participate in their pinewood derby race this year which will be held on March 9th. They will be selling cars for $5 to anyone wanting to participate. Parents and siblings may participate as well. Please contact Jeremy Mullery with any other questions, information, or to sign up or 507-384-1893.  This is not a school sponsored event.



LP council trims 2019 levy

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council conducted a special meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18 during which it reduced the 2019 levy by nearly $22,000. Read about it in the Friday, Dec. 21 issue of Herald Journal.

Funeral notice: Carol (Kleveland) Gullings, 71, of Annandale

ANNANDALE, MN – Carol Vicki (Kleveland) Gullings, 71, of Annandale passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Dec. 17, 2018 in her Cedar Lake home, after a year-long battle with lung cancer. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball. A prayer service will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Additional services will take place in Mayville, ND.

Funeral notice: Glenna Schmidt, 95, of Mayer

MAYER, MN – Glenna M. Schmidt, 95, of Mayer, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. Funeral service will take place Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, with interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Mayer. Visitation will take place at the church Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

Funeral notice: Aurelia Strei, 91, of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Aurelia Strei, 91, of Lester Prairie, died Thursday, Dec. 6 at Glen Fields Living with Care in Glencoe. Arrangements are pending with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie.