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HLWW football update to be given Monday, Aug. 27

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – An update on the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District’s football program is on the agenda for the Monday, Aug. 27 school board meeting.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Other agenda items include an enrollment update, a solar garden agreement, community education contracts, and more.

Look for coverage in the Friday, Aug. 31 edition of the Herald Journal.

PHOTO GALLERY: McLeod County Fair 2018

HUTCHINSON, MN – Today (Friday, Aug. 17) was a celebration of community at the McLeod County Fair, and several presentations about Winsted were included in the schedule.

Click here to see photos from the fair. Some will be printed in the Friday, Aug. 24 edition of the Herald Journal.

Winsted city administrator candidates to be reviewed Tuesday

WINSTED, MN – A “city administrator candidate review and discussion” will take place during the Tuesday, Aug. 21 Winsted City Council work session.

The meeting will start at 5 p.m. in the Lewis Room of Winsted City Hall. The regular council meeting will follow, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Friday, Aug. 24 edition of the Herald Journal.

Honorary commodore awards given in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Two honorary commodore awards were given during the Winsted ambassador coronation Aug. 12.

The first recipient was LuAnn Ollig, who has been involved in numerous committees and volunteer efforts since she moved to Winsted 45 years ago. Among other accomplishments, Ollig has worked with the Winstock Country Music Festival, the Holy Trinity Spring Fling, the St. Mary’s Walk of Hope, and the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival.

The second award recipient, Tom Specken, is also active in Winsted. He has helped the Winsted Ambassador Committee with parade float decorating, is a member of the Winsted Arts Council, and has been involved in many other aspects of the community.

See photos here, and in the Friday, Aug. 17 edition of the Herald Journal:

PHOTO GALLERY: Winsted Summer Festival 2018

WINSTED, MN – Just like summer in Minnesota, the Winsted Summer Festival goes by fast. Here are some photos to remember the festivities from Aug. 10-12:


Select photos will appear in the Friday, Aug. 17 edition of the Herald Journal.

PHOTO GALLERY: New royalty crowned in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Emma Fury and Katlyn Rose Pokornowski were crowned the 2018-19 Winsted Ambassadors this afternoon (Aug. 12) at the Blue Note Ballroom.

Fury was named Miss Congeniality, and she was also recognized for selling the most buttons (403) for the raffle drawing.

During the coronation ceremony, Heidi Otto and Ellen Guggemos gave their farewell speeches as the outgoing 2017-18 Winsted royalty. Both received scholarships, and Otto was selected to represent Winsted at next year’s Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization candidate program.

Check out our photos here, and in the Friday, Aug. 17 edition of the Herald Journal.