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Buffalo woman dies following McLeod County crash

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash in the area of 120th St and Dairy Ave. Tuesday, March 2 at 5:31 p.m., according to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office. Also responding were the Glencoe Police, Minnesota State Patrol, Glencoe Fire, Plato Fire, and Allina ambulance.

Vehicle #1 is a 2013 Ford Taurus owned and driven by Rosemary Braun, age 73, of Waconia. Vehicle #2 is a 2009 Nissan Altima owned and driven by Whitney Nelson, age 23, of Buffalo.

Both drivers and passenger were transported to the Glencoe Hospital for injuries sustained. Nelson was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center where she later died.

All occupants were wearing their seatbelts. This case is still under investigation.

Lester Prairie school bulletin Wednesday, March 3

Lester Prairie School Bulletin

March 3, 2021

Menu:

Today’s Menu:  Chicken Alfredo with Pasta and Bread or Roast Beef Sandwich, Steamed Carrots, Apple Sauce, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Soft Shell Taco or Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Lettuce Salad, Pears, Milk

Important Notes and Reminders

 Reminder: If you have been assigned a detention, you need to report to Mr. Machemehl’s room after school on Thursday. You will need to stay until 4:00 PM.

Seniors:  Please submit your graduation photos for the yearbook by March 31st.  Please submit electronic files. (Minimum size 2.5 in x 3.5 in at 300 dpi) You can send us the full size photo and we can take care of the sizing. When our final layout is complete the pictures may be cropped to other dimensions. All senior photos are cropped with vertical orientation.  It would be great if you could have your photographer submit the picture digitally. Email the photo to stender@lp.k12.mn.us  We can scan a photo you submit to us but the quality will be better if you can get us the photo in digital form.  Please have your photographer submit your photos when you have them taken. If you do not plan to have a senior graduation portrait taken please let us know that as well, we can take a photo for you. We want everyone in the yearbook.  If you do not submit a photo, we may use your individual photo taken in the fall by the school portrait photographer.  stender@lp.k12.mn.us or yearbook@lp.k12.mn.us

Juniors are still selling fudge until March 15th. Questions, please contact Mr. Thode or Ms. Stender.

All students will be dismissed every Friday at 11:40 until further notice due to the Executive Order by the Governor.

We are looking for items for the 2021 Bulldog Bash!  If you have items, you may drop them off at school or contact school and they will connect you with a Foundation member. Foundation members are:

Becky Kerkvliet, Joe Scoblic, Terri Helland, Rick Heimerl, Mary Otto, Kim Kutz, Shannon Alsleben, Jackie Ziermann, Chris Schultz, Christine Mattson, Jackie Ruzicka, Shandon Mathews, Sara Drier, Kim Schauer, and Cheryl Bayerl

The bash will be held on April 17, 2021, more information to follow in upcoming weeks

Activities and Sports:

Snofest Activities:

Wednesday:  Twin Day

Thursday:  Tye Dye Day – Lip Sync Contest

Friday:  Class color Day – Dodgeball

 

Day 1 – Snofest Clue

Let’s play a game this Snofest week

It’s a variant of good old hide and seek

I’ve hidden a medallion that must be found

It might be on the ceiling or maybe the ground

It could be inside or outside in the snow

You’ll need to look hard, so on your marks. Get set. Go.

 

Day 2 – Snofest Clue

Is the medallion out in the cold or inside our walls?

You may need to roam both the sidewalks  and halls.

If you are swift, you might win the prize.

The answer is probably in front of your eyes.

Merriam-Webster’s defines swift as great speed

But what other knowledge will you all need?

 

Day 3 – Snofest Clue

It’s a wonderful day to be paired with a twin.

Turn your search indoors if you want to win.

Your cousins might help you along on this quest.

Your relatives are among this town’s very best.

Can you plow through and beat other teams?

There is more to this little clue than it seems.

The deadline for ordering March Art Kits for PreK-6th grade students is Thursday March 11. Order forms are available in the school office.

The deadline to register for Youth Soccer for K-6th grade students is Monday March 15. The cost is $45; scholarship applications are available in the school office.

The deadline to register for the Robotics/Coding Spring Session is Monday March 15. The session is open to all students currently in grades 5-12. The session meets once per week for eight weeks. The cost is $28; scholarship applications are available in the school office.

A virtual Spring Sports Meeting for 7-12th grade students will be held on Tuesday March 16 at 7:00 PM. A link to the meeting will be posted on the home page of the school website and the activity calendar. Registration is now open for Spring Sports. Forms are available in the school office and on the school website.  Anyone interested in golf should see Ms. Wolff by Friday, March 5.

JV and Varsity Baseball practices will start on Monday, March 22

7-12 Softball,  JH Baseball, Track and Golf practices will begin on Monday, March 29

The Trap team will have an optional practice on Saturday, April 3. Official practice begins on Sunday, April 11.

As the Robotics teams’ regular seasons come to close and regular meetings are no more. Consider joining Coach Teut for a Spring and/ or Summer Coding Session. Details like specific dates are in the Community Ed Booklet. You have until March 15th to secure your spot for $28. For Current 5th to 12th graders for the spring. $53 by June 21st for incoming 5th-12th graders.

Registration is now open for Summer 2021 Lester Prairie Youth Softball and Baseball for youth ages 4 to 18. Registration forms can be found in the school office. Any questions should be directed to Jeff Engen. Completed registration forms can be mailed in or turned in at the school office. The deadline to register is March 19.

Thu 3/4 – JH Boys Basketball players are dismissed at 2:55 for their games at St. Josephs. The bus will leave from the elementary side at 3:10. Players must be dressed for the game before leaving.

Thu 3/4 – Wrestlers are dismissed at 2:40 for their match at New London-Spicer. The bus will leave from GSL at 3:15.

 

Wednesday, March 3

3:20 pm – 4:50 pm   Basketball – Boys Practice 9-12   Lester Prairie High School – Gym

5 pm – 6:30 pm   Basketball – Girls Practice 9-12   Lester Prairie High School – Gym

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm   Booster Club Meeting   Media Center

7:30 pm – 9 pm   After Prom Committee   Media Center

 

 

Boys Basketball Parents Night

Attention: All parents of boys basketball players – C squad, JV, and Varsity

Event: Parents Night

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021  vs. West Lutheran

Place: Lester Prairie High School Gym

Time: Game Times – 4:45, 6:00, 7:30

C Squad and C Squad/Junior Varsity players and parents will be announced BEFORE the C Squad game. Approximately 4:40.

Junior Varsity/Varsity and Varsity will be announced RIGHT AFTER the Junior Varsity game. Approximately 6:45.

Thanks so much for your support. GO BULLDOGS!

Bulldog Boys Basketball Coaches

 

 

Howard Lake advertisement for bids: splash pad

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CENTRAL PARK DEVELOPMENT -
PHASE 2; SPLASH PAD
CITY OF HOWARD LAKE
HOWARD LAKE, MN
RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS: Proposals for the work described below will be received online through QuestCDN.com until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, at which time the bids will be electronically opened. A bid tab of the results will be posted on Quest following.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the construction of approximately:
• Site work – including misc. removals, common excavation and amenity preparation, finish, and restoration
• Concrete – curb & gutter, sidewalks, and slabs
• Sewer & Water – service connections and piping
• Splash Pad – product elements and installation with mechanical and electrical services
together with numerous related items of work, all in accordance with Plans and Specifications.
COMPLETION OF WORK: All work under the Contract must be complete by August 15, 2021.
PLAN HOLDERS LIST, ADDENDUMS AND BID TABULATION: The plan holders list, addendums and bid tabulations will be available for download on-line at www.bolton-menk.com or www.questcdn.com.
TO OBTAIN BID DOCUMENTS: Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.bolton-menk.com or www.questcdn.com. You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #7633300 on the website’s Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded for $45.00. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, viewing, downloading, and working with this digital project information.
BID SUBMITTAL: A bid shall be submitted online no later than the date and time prescribed. For this project, the City will only be accepting online electronic bids through QuestCDN. To access the electronic bid form, download the project document and click online bidding button at the top of the advertisement. Prospective bidders must be on the plan holders list through QuestCDN for bids to be accepted.
BID SECURITY: A Proposal Bond in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total amount bid, drawn in favor of City of Howard Lake shall accompany each bid.
OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract to other than the lowest bidder if, in their discretion, the interest of the Owner would be best served thereby.
DATED: 2-16-21
/S/ Mr. Nick Haggenmiller
City Administrator
Published in the Herald Journal, March 5, 2021.

Waverly public hearing: Mondloh variance

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
VARIANCE REQUEST
CITY OF WAVERLY
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Waverly Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. in the council chambers of Waverly City Hall on Thursday, March 18, 2021 to consider a variance request submitted by Jeff Mondloh for the property located at 5621 Dempsey Avenue, Waverly, Minnesota.
The variance, if granted, would allow the construction of an addition to the existing residence.  A variation of the regulations in the Waverly Zoning Ordinance is proposed for Shoreland setback rules and the distance to Dempsey Avenue (CSAH 9).
Interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing in person or by agent or attorney to provide comments in favor or in opposition of the proposed variance application.
Deborah Ryks
Clerk/Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal, March 5, 2021.

Waverly public hearing: Dumas variance

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
VARIANCE REQUEST
CITY OF WAVERLY
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Waverly Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers of Waverly City Hall on Thursday, March 18, 2021 to consider a variance request submitted by Craig and Deb Dumas and their contractor, Beau Munsell, Excelsior Homes for the property located at 200 Lake Drive, Waverly, Minnesota.
The variance, if granted, would allow the construction of an engineered slab for placement of a new 26’-8” x 44’ factory constructed manufactured home on the property with a 40-foot setback to the OHWM of the lake.  A variation of the regulations in the Waverly Zoning Ordinance is proposed for Shoreland setback rules.
Interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing in person or by agent or attorney to provide comments in favor or in opposition of the proposed variance application.
Deborah Ryks
Clerk/Treasurer
Published in the Herald Journal, March 5, 2021.

HLWW School District request for proposals – insurance

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
GROUP INSURANCE COVERAGE 2021
HLWW School District #2687
HLWW School District requests proposals for group insurance coverage for the health plan year beginning October 1st, 2021. Sealed proposals will be accepted in paper form until 3:00pm central time on April 21st, 2021 at the District Office Attn: Megan Tormanen 8700 CR 6 SW, PO Box 708, Howard Lake MN 55349. Copies of the request for proposal and exhibits may be requested from Jennifer Stratton at jennifer@flagshipinsuranceservices.com, and will be sent electronically at no charge. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. The District reserves the right to select the proposal which it determines to be in the best interest of the District.
Published in the Herald Journal, March 5 and 12, 2021.