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Funeral notice: Grace Zumberg, 95, of Dassel

DASSEL, MN – Grace M. Zumberg, 95, of Dassel, formerly of Hutchinson, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at Augustana Lakeside Healthcare Center in Dassel. Memorial service will take place Friday, March 15, at 11 a.m. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with interment at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.  Gathering of family and friends will take place at the chapel one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel of Hutchinson.

Funeral notice: John Rokala, 87, of Dassel

DASSEL, MN – John Arthur Rokala, age 87, of Dassel, died Friday, March 8, 2019, at Cokato Manor in Cokato, Minnesota. Funeral service will take place Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Cokato, with interment at Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Cokato. Visitation will take place at the church Monday, March 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, March 12 one hour prior to the service. Military Honors will be by the Johnson Kelly American Legion Post of Kingston.  A US Military Honor Squad will fold and present the flag. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Dassel.

Lester Prairie recommends residents take action to avoid frozen pipes

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The City of Lester Prairie has received several reports of frozen residential water lines. The city recommends that residents monitor their water temperature, and if it is getting close to freezing UPDATE: IF THE WATER TEMPERATURE BEGINS HOVERING NEAR 45 DEGREES, they run a pencil-size stream of water running to help keep pipes from freezing. At this point, no water usage allowances have been approved. The city is recommending this action in the residents’ best interest to avoid damage and expense from frozen pipes.

HLWW School Board to discuss snow make-up days

HOWARD LAKE-WAVERLY-WINSTED, MN – The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board will discuss snow make-up days during its meeting Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. Other items on the agenda include consideration of an update to the 2019-20 school calendar, discussion of E-learning days, discussion of a technology director contract and approval of technology director, approval of a waste removal/recycling contract, and discussion of renewal of an operating levy.

LP school bulletin Friday, March 8


Lester Prairie School Bulletin

March 8, 2019


Today’s Menu:  Cooks Choice Soups, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Lettuce Salad, Carrot & Celery Sticks, Fruit, Milk


Monday’s Menu:  Pizza Rounds or Turkey Sandwich, Steamed Carrots, Potato Salad, Peaches, Milk


The week of March 4-8, 2019, is Paraprofessional Recognition Week.  Please take a moment to thank these men and women for all that they do to help our students!  We appreciate them!!!!


All 9th through 12th grade football players should report to Mr. Scoblic’s Room at this time.  Thank you!


All JV and Varsity Boys Basketball players need to report to the computer lab at this time.


All JH boys basketball players please report to Mr. Machemehl’s room at this time.


The Senior High Band will be going to MSHSL Large Group Contest on Wednesday March 13th at HLWW. They will leave at 12:30 and return about 3:30pm. Band members-you will need concert black for this!


The “spring” Band Concert is on Monday March 18th at 7:30pm. It involves band students in grades 5-12. Students should be in the band room at 7pm. Senior high needs concert black and 5-8 grade needs white/black.


There will be an end of the meeting for 9-12 boys basketball on Monday after school. Please report to Mr. Machemehl’s room and bring your jerseys and shorts to hand in.


Community Ed soccer forms are due by Friday, March 15th.


Reminder all athletic forms and payments are due before you can practice.  Get them in ASAP


Congratulations to the winners of the After Prom Raffle!

$50 Longhorn Burger House Certificate – Angie Litzau

$50 Garber’s Meats certificate – Chip Hentges

$25 Dodge House certificate – Helen Lorentz

$25 Holasek Greenhouse certificate – Laurie Mertz

$25 Big Don’s Carthedral certificate – Jackie Ruzicka

$25 Rock it with Color hair salon certificate – Terri Helland

$25 Cornerstone Hardware a& Gift certificate – Elly Heimerl


Seniors and Senior Parents: The Lester Prairie Scholarship Fund Scholarship was due on Tuesday, March 5th, but the Lester Prairie Foundation for Education has decided to extend the deadline until Friday, March 8th. If you need another application, or have any questions please see Mrs. Mattson.


Registration forms are needed from the following students.  Please turn them in ASAP to the basket in the office:  Gavin Eckstein, Isaiah Odenbrett, Karlee Trittabaugh, Landon Groff, Marissa Radtke,  Daniel Ruelas, Makaisa Stockman, Austin Laisy, Alex Matthews, Mitchell Stuber


Celebrate Spring at the School Carnival

Thursday, March 21 5:00 – 7:30

The carnival is a fun evening for students and families filled with games, activities, prizes, and food.  The PTO needs many volunteers to make this event a success.

Contact April to sign up for a shift:  

612-248-0304 call/text

3:30-5:00       Set Up

5:00-6:30       Games

6:30-8:00       Games/Cleanup


DNR Firearms Training at the Lester Prairie Sportsman Club for ages 11 and up.  Sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday from March 12 to April 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 (8 nights).  For information please contact Gregg Trittabaugh at 715-220-6257 or email him at


Kwik Trip is discontinuing the Milk Moola program.  We will be making one last submission.  Please send all milk caps, milk bag tops, and donut box points to school by Monday, March 11th.  Thank you for your participation.  The PTO


There will be open gym from noon-2 at LP on Sundays.


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


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.


Pie-ing will be on Friday, March 8th at 2:20 in the gym for elementary and high school.



LP council to discuss flood potential, other items

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council, during its Tuesday, March 12 meeting, will discuss flood potential for this spring. Other items on the agenda include police coverage, a pool pump, the McLeod County shed property, pond cleaning, an internal control procedures policy, a budget amendment, and the May meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at city hall. Before getting to the regular portion of the agenda, the council will narrow the field of candidates for the new city administrator position.