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HLWW School Board appoints new member to fill vacancy

The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School board interviewed two applicants for the board vacancy left by Lacy Detlefsen’s resignation.

Kelsey Puncochar and Brian Marketon both attended the board’s work session tonight, Monday, Aug. 24.

Both candidates completed interviews previously with a subcommittee of school board members.

Board members asked each candidate several questions, and allowed time for the candidates to ask questions.

Following the departure of the candidates, board member John Scheuch made a motion to nominate Puncochar, which Jeremy Peterson seconded.  Following a short period of discussion, Puncochar was unanimously appointed.

Puncochar’s seat on the board will not become official for 30 days by law, allowing the public a chance to respond.

Watch Friday’s Herald Journal for the full article about the meeting.

HLWW School Board chooses pre-K to 6th grade in-person learning; 7-12 hybrid learning

At tonight’s Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting, the board unanimously followed the recommendation of its COVID-19 Committee to open in-person for students in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade; and to open using a hybrid model for students in grades 7 through 12.

Watch here and in Friday’s Herald Journal for additional information.

Waverly Daze 2020 canceled

WAVERLY- At a meeting this evening, May 12, the Waverly City Council struggled to make a decision about the fate of this year’s Waverly Daze celebration.

After a lengthy discussion, the council did regretfully decide to cancel the town celebration.

The  council also agreed to use an already-contracted fireworks show on a Friday or Saturday night in August, pending vendor availability, and social distancing rules at the time.

Lester Prairie Sportsmen’s Club to open limited hours

LESTER PRAIRIE – The Lester Prairie Sportsmen’s Club Board has announced the club will be open limited hours.


Howard Lake Good Neighbor Days canceled

HOWARD LAKE – The Good Neighbor Days Committee has announced the 2020 celebration has been canceled.


Howard Lake’s Karin Schaefer named MFBF executive director

HOWARD LAKE – Karin Schaefer of rural Howard Lake has been named Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF) executive director and will manage and coordinate all activities of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and Affiliated Companies effective June 1.

For the past eight years, Karin has served as the executive director of the Minnesota Beef Council.

Prior to that, Karin worked for six years for the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation as the Public Relations associate director and working with the Young Farmers & Ranchers and Promotion & Education Committees.

Karin and her husband Matt are active members in the Wright County Farm Bureau.

Karin and her family farm near Howard Lake in Wright County raising beef cattle and growing crops.

Karin and Matt also own and operate an agricultural and commercial fencing company, Grassland Solutions.