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Good Neighbor Days photo gallery is now online

Howard Lake’s Good Neighbor Days may be over for 2017, but you can re-live the memories at the photo gallery.  Click this link to check it out.

Congratulations to Howard Lake’s new royalty!

HOWARD LAKE – The City of Howard Lake officially crowned a new royal court this evening.  Shelbi Johnson (right) is the city’s New Miss Howard Lake, and Natelee Gillmore Is Howard Lake Princess.  For complete coverage of Good Neighbor Days 2017, see the June 30 edition of the Herald Journal.


Mayer Rising Community Festival slated Saturday, July 8

MAYER, MN – Saturday, July 8 is the day set aside for the annual Mayer Rising Community Festival, which will take place near the Mayer Community Center.

If you have information you would like in Cathy Stifter’s weekly column; call her at (952) 657-2128, prior to Sunday, June 25.

Items will be posted on the Mayer timeline if not in Stifter’s column, and she would like to see the lineup here, as well.

Opportunities for all at LP Prairie Days in mid-July

Organizers of Prairie Days in Lester Prairie are looking for participants for various events scheduled to take place.

Prairie Days, sponsored by the Lester Prairie Lions Club, and Lester Prairie Ambassador Program, will take place downtown and in Central Park in Lester Prairie Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16.

Those interested in participating in the parade should contact Tasha at (320) 296-1579.

Vendors interested in selling at the craft fair should contact Andria at, or Melissa at (320) 282-3816

Those interested in displaying a vehicle in the car show should contact Larry Hoof at (320) 395-2604.

Actors, musicians, singers, and others who would like to participate in the talent show should call Sue Mielke at (320) 395-2571.

Anyone interested in participating in the 5k run/walk should email

Applications to participate are also available at Cornerstone Hardware Store; at the website,; and on Facebook.

Habitat 500 Bike Ride slated July 9 – July 16

VICTORIA, MN – For 25 years, the Habitat 500 Bike Ride has sent cyclists across Minnesota, biking 500 miles to raise funds and awareness to help Habitat for Humanity build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

This year, the ride will take place from Sunday, July 9 through Saturday, July 15.

Cyclists will begin in Victoria, with overnight stops in Hutchinson, Sauk Rapids, Forest Lake, and Cannon Falls before returning to Victoria.

The second day of the ride, Monday, July 10 will take riders through Mayer. Riders will stop at Zion Lutheran Church between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. to eat and rest.

For more details, see the June 23 issue of the Herald Journal.

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Good Neighbor Days Medallion Hunt Clue Number Two

Here’s clue number two:

Located in a public space,

An easy search won’t be the case,

Might be by water, might be by land,

You will be able to find it by hand.

If found call Cindy at 320-543-2209