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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.






Sandwich ministry at St. Paul Lutheran Church

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – A community sandwich-making project is planned Thursday, Aug. 16 starting at 8:30 a.m. at St. Paul  Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie. This is an outreach program to inner city homeless. Volunteers and donations are needed. For more information, call (320) 395-2780. Donations may be dropped off at First Community Bank, Lester Prairie, or at the church.

Date change for Lester Prairie City Council meeting

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The August meeting of the Lester Prairie City Council has been moved from Aug. 14 to Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at city hall due to the primary election.

Blood drive in Lester Prairie Aug. 20

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – There will be a Red Cross blood drive at RiteWay Conveyors, Inc., 2364 Highway 7, Monday, Aug. 20  from 1 to 7 p.m. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).