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Mayer to conduct truth in taxation hearing Monday, Dec. 11

MAYER, MN – The Mayer City Council will conduct its annual truth in taxation hearing during its Monday, Dec. 11 meeting. Residents will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions about the city’s proposed budget and levy during the hearing. The budget and levy will be approved following the hearing.

Other items on the agenda include approval of water and sewer rates for 2018, a proposal for investments, a request for proposals for legal services, discussion of fire department processes, and more.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

HLWW to approve final levy Dec. 11

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Certification of the final levy payable in 2018 is one item on the agenda for the Monday, Dec. 11 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Coverage will be in the Friday, Dec. 15 edition of the Herald Journal.

PHOTO: Award presented to Metal Trade Solutions in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Tobias Flood and Mark Eiden of Metal Trade Solutions (MTS) in Winsted were presented with a First Dollar of Profit Award today (Dec. 8) by the Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce.

An article about the business appeared in the Aug. 25 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to see the story online:

Photo: Flood and Eiden hold the plaque they were given by chamber board members Glenn Weibel, Monica Hertzog, Sarah Fasching, Dawn Rodin, Chip Guggemos, and Jeff Campbell.

Metal Trade Solutions in Winsted

Metal Trade Solutions in Winsted

Watch for ‘Last Minute Monday’ coming soon

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

A new local promotion named “Last Minute Monday” will be announced in next week’s newspaper.

Last Minute Monday will be Dec. 18 and feature special offers from local area businesses geared for people who still need to finish their holiday shopping and can do so locally.

Watch next week’s newspaper for the details.


Lester Prairie school bulletin Tuesday, Dec. 5


Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Dec. 5, 2017

Today’s Menu: Hamburger on a Bun or Bologna Sandwich, Green Beans, Potato Salad, Lettuce, Cheese, Tomato, Banana, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Spaghetti with Meat or Plain Sauce, Garlic Bread, Cole Slaw, Fresh Broccoli, Apple Sauce

Last night Hutch Wrestling Invitational Results: Jace Cacka tied for 1st place, Logan Lambrecht placed 4th and Trevor Forcier placed 2nd. Congratulations!

The elementary concert will be on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:00. The high school band and choir concert will be on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7:30.

There will be a Student Council meeting Thursday at 7:30 in the Cafeteria. Please be prompt!

Do you have school spirit? Do you like to watch basketball? Do you like interacting with fans? Do you like hotdogs or pizza? If so see Cheryl Bayerl for an amazing opportunity.

The LPHT baseball team will be selling poinsettias during this Holiday season.  The cost is $15.  You will receive a certificate for a poinsettia redeemable at Holasek Greenhouse and Garden Center.  If you are interested please contact Mr. Walstrom.


Student Council will be doing our Hope for the Holiday Basket again this year.  Applications are in the office and must be returned by Wed., Dec. 13. If you know someone that could use a little extra hope or a little extra thanks please fill one out and return to Cheryl Bayerl. We will be granting 10 baskets this year. 

The office is in need of sweatpants for elementary students. If you have any new or gently worn sweatpants that you would like to donate, please turn them into the office. Thank you for your help!

Attention High School Students and Parents:  The LP Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is once again sponsoring a Christmas wish list project for the high school teachers. We’ve collected wish lists from high school teachers and put tags with the requested items on a display on the trophy case in the high school lobby.  Each tag has a teacher’s name and item(s) they have requested for their classrooms.  Please stop by and take a look at the requested items – there are a variety of items in different price ranges that are easy to purchase at retail stores or online.  If you’d like to give a gift to a teacher, simply select a tag(s) -  Purchase the specified item(s), wrap and deliver the gift to the teacher directly or to the  high school office before December 21, 2017.  The display will be up until Christmas break or all the tags are gone. Please join us in sharing the spirit of this wonderful season with our teachers!  Questions or comments regarding this project can be directed to Darlene Schmidt or Tracy Jackson. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

NHS is having their Toys for Mary’s Place toy drive and it will continue until December 15th. Our goal is to get 250 new toys for children who are less fortunate. If we reach our goal each grade will get to watch a movie on the day before Christmas break. PLEASE BRING IN TOYS.

The Boys’ Basketball Parents’ Night will be held on Friday, December 8 when the Bulldogs will be playing HLWW at the LP Gym. All players, managers, cheerleaders and parents of the C squad, JV, and Varsity will be announced between the JV and Varsity games (approximately 6:45-7:00 p.m.) so please be there early so you don’t miss it.

The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Boy’s Basketball Team is looking for an announcer for some of their home games this year.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Walstrom at the school.  320-395-2521.

If anyone is interested in ordering a letterman’s jacket please stop in the Lester Prairie school office and fill out an order form.

PE ski trip for grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 is Dec. 12.  Please turn in forms and money if you have not already done so.

The babysitter class scheduled for this Saturday, December 9th, has been rescheduled to accommodate schedules.  The new date and time will January 13th at 2:00-5:30.  Please contact Kelly Elling at the school to reserve your spot.

Sunday Open gym at Holy Trinity is held from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  Any students 6th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Homework Help is held with Jan Smith on Mondays and Jennifer Smith on Wednesdays.

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017





Hallway Walking  

Lester Prairie High School


Basketball – Practice 7-8 Boys  

Lester Prairie Gym


Basketball – Practice 7-8 Girls  

Holy Trinity Gym


Basketball:Boys C Game 

Sibley East vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie High School


Basketball:Girls JV Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Christ Household of Faith @ Salvation Army Gym


Basketball:Boys JV Game 

Sibley East vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie High School


CE – Youth Wrestling  




Preschool Room


Basketball:Girls Varsity Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Christ Household of Faith @ Salvation Army Gym

Bus Time: 3:15 Lester Prairie only


Basketball:Boys Varsity Game 

Sibley East vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie High School

GSL-LP Wrestling TONIGHT at GSL!

5 pm – Sibley East vs. HLWW

6 pm – (or immediately following) GSL/LP vs. HLWW

7 pm – (or immediately following) GSL/LP vs. Sibley East

Come out and cheer on our wrestling team at their first home event!

Lester Prairie 2018 After Prom Party


HELLO, to all Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Parents:

Each year the After Prom Party has a bake sale to help pay for the all-night party that follows the prom. In the past, the party has featured a hypnotist, deejay and dancing, interactive inflatables, plenty of food and games with prizes.

To guarantee a fun evening for all concerned, your help is needed to make this year’s bake sale a success. The proceeds of this bake sale will go towards the 2018 and 2019 After Prom Party.

The bake sale will begin at 6:00 p.m. before the Lester Prairie Elementary Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 7th, and continue immediately after the concert as well. Each family is asked to bring 2 to 3 baked goods to the High School lobby between 7:30-8:30 a.m. or 3:00-5:30 p.m. that day.

This year we will be doing something different from our usual November meal for Veterans. We will be having a meal before the boy’s basketball game on Friday, December 8th from 4:30 to 7pm. If you would be willing to help please let Cheryl Bayerl know.

If you have any questions regarding the Bake Sale or Dinner and need to drop off items at a different time, please contact Kim Weinzierl at 612-723-1510 or 320-485-7420. Thank you for your help to make this year’s bake sale a success!


LPHT Bulldogs Baseball

Poinsettia Fundraiser

Receive a Certificate for 1 – 6.5” Poinsettia w/ pot cover

$15 each

Grown by: Holasek Flower Power / Fred Holasek & Son Greenhouse, Lester Prairie, MN

Certificates are redeemable between

Nov. 19th – Dec 21st, 2017

@ Holasek Flower Power Garden Center

** If you are interested in purchasing a poinsettia please contact Mr. Walstrom

Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for LPHT Baseball:

  1. New catchers gear for 7th & 8th grade teams

  2. New Bats for the 7th & 8th grade teams

  3. Additional practice equipment

Winners announced for Winsted Winter Festival

WINSTED, MN – Winners from the 2017 Winsted Winter Festival button raffle, coloring contest, model train drawing, and bike drawings are as follows:

1st place $100 raffle winner – Steve Ebert
2nd place $75 raffle winner – Jennifer Kohler
3rd place $50 raffle winner – Nancy DeBruin

Model Train winner – Ruben Arandra

Girls Bike – Paisley Pickar
Boys Bike – Jason Valen

Coloring Contest
Ages 0-4 – Matt Grandahl
Ages 5-8 – Colin
Ages 9+ – Holly Eberhard