Archive for Howard Lake

Sports schedule for Friday, Oct. 24

Volleyball: Section 4A – St. Agnes at LHS; 7 p.m.

Volleyball: Section 4A – LP/HT at Heritage Christian; 7 p.m.

Volleyball: Section 6AA – HLWW at Rocori; 7 p.m.

HL City Council decides municipal liquor store on-sale will close Jan. 1

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council adopted a resolution at its meeting Tuesday to cease on-sale operations at the Howard Lake Municipal Liquor Store, effective Jan.1, 2015.

The liquor store commission met and heard money-saving suggestions from Howard Lake Municipal Liquor Store manager Myra Laway.

Although acknowledging Laway had good suggestions, the liquor store commission decided to recommend closure of the on-sale operations, according to Mayor Pete Zimmerman.

The on-sale portion of the business has incurred losses that will total $400,000 by the end of this year, despite Laway’s efforts to increase profit.

“All of Myra’s valiant efforts, her cost-saving, and attempts to increase business – it just isn’t working,” Zimmerman said.

For full story, see Oct. 27 issue.


Lodge of HL open house event Tuesday

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Lodge of Howard Lake is complete, and staff are ready to open the doors for community members.

An open house event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The event is free and will include appetizers, desserts, and beverages.

“We want people to come by and see what The Lodge is all about,”

Senior Living Manager Kent Houston said.

For full story, see Oct. 27 issue.


Innovative HL-W class launched several broadcasting careers


Howard Lake-Waverly High School offered the first television production vocational program in Minnesota back in 1971, with KRUD- and KRUM-TV, according to the class instructor, Neil Sideen.

Both programs were produced by a class provided by Wright Vocational Cooperative Center at HL-W High School.

Students received two credits for attending the entire two-hour class. There was also an option to attend less and receive partial credit.

The students covered athletic events, community celebrations, and parades.

They broadcast a daily news-cast, which was a live production that was viewed during the lunch hour at the school.

“One of my fondest memories is when we hooked an antenna up at the school,” Sideen recalled. “We hooked it up backwards, on purpose, so it would transmit instead of receive signal. People could watch our broadcast from 10 miles out.”

For full story, see Oct. 27 issue.

Funeral notice: Clayton M. Mattson, 87, of Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE – Clayton Marvin Mattson, age 87, of Howard Lake, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Howard Lake Good Samaritan Center. A memorial service will take place Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Howard Lake. Visitation is Friday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Howard Lake; and will continue Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church. The Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Howard Lake is serving the family;

Sports schedule for Thursday, Oct. 23

Volleyball: Section 2AA – W-M at Belle Plaine; 7 p.m.

Cross Country: Section 5A – HLWW, LHS/LP/HT, W-M at Milaca; 4 p.m.