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The 2023 Land Castle Summer Extravaganza occurred outside of Winsted on the Winstock fairgrounds Sept. 15 and Sept. 16, and event founder Brandon Gatz said it was the biggest one yet.
The event allows people to camp in and show off their ice fishing houses, or wheelhouses, during the summertime when it is still warm.
The Howard Lake City Council met for its regular monthly business meeting Monday night. Nate Walbruch, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (HLWW) School District’s superintendent, and school board members Katie Koch and Kelsey Puncochar presented information on the upcoming operating referendum.
The Lester Prairie School Board heard from teachers Julie Malady and Amy Smith regarding the district’s 2023 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) score data at its meeting Monday.
The Lester Prairie educators used a presentation to show the board the areas in which students at the school meet standards on the statewide exam and which areas they need to improve.
It was announced recently that three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean and first-time Winstock artist Cole Swindell will headline the 30th anniversary Winstock Country Music Festival, set for Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, 2024, at the festival grounds in Winsted. Best-available tickets and camping are on sale now.
Lester Prairie property owners will be able to enjoy one of the lowest annual increases in their tax levy since 2015.
The City Council voted Tuesday on a proposal to set the levy at $1,200,794 in 2024, which would be 2.33% higher than this year’s levy.
For nearly 60 years, the Lake Mary Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has been a staple for many of its member veterans, but with its membership gradually decreasing in recent years, the organization now finds itself in need of new people to keep it going.
Dave Remer, Dave Gailey, and Howard Lake Police Chief Dave Thompson, three current VFW members, are leading an effort to try and increase membership and participation within the organization.