Archive for Howard Lake

HL residents organize ‘Kruzin for the Kidz’ benefit for children’s hospital

HOWARD LAKE, MN – It started with a group of Howard Lake residents discussing how many local children have been at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, and led to an annual ride to benefit children’s hospitals and research centers in Minnesota.

“We decided we just want to help all children who spend a significant amount of time at hospitals,” Sue Tighe, benefit organizer, said.

Tighe had been speaking to local families with children who have disorders that require frequent hospitalization when she realilzed that many of those places need toys and other supplies.

The first Kruzin for the Kidz benefit will take place Saturday, Aug. 30.

It will begin with a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Howard Lake Municipal Liquor Store.

Registration for the 120-mile ride will be 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Howard Lake Legion, and “wheels roll” at 11 a.m.

The benefit will cost $20 per person, which includes the ride, meal, door prizes, and entertainment. For more information about the benefit, contact Sue Tighe at (612) 910-6410.

For full story, see Aug. 25 issue.


HL resident is celebrating 100 ‘wonderful’ years of life

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Only a select few people nowadays can say they walked almost two miles to school, pulled weeds by hand on 120 acres of land, or harvested corn with a horse and buggy setup.

Christena Rozenberg of Howard Lake has done all three of those tasks in her 100 years of life.

“I praise the Lord for all the wonderful things and memories I have,” she said.

Rozenberg and her twin, Henrietta, were born Aug. 27, 1914 on their family farm near Maple Lake.

There will be a celebration in honor of Christena’s 100th birthday Sunday, Aug. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake.

For full story, see Aug. 25 issue.

HL Area Chamber of Commerce will discuss Feed the Kids program

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will discuss a weekend Feed the Kids program and a Feed the Kids event for Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools at its meeting Wednesday, Aug. 20 at noon.

Other items the chamber will discuss include:

  • chamber website update and support person;
  • its fall gala event; and
  • funds request forms.

For an update after the meeting, check back with HJ Blogs.


HL City Council will discuss extending its cable franchise agreement

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council will discuss a short-term extension of its cable franchise agreement at its meeting tonight, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.

Other business the council will discuss includes:

  • 5K route for Pettit benefit; and
  • personnel appointments.

For an update after the meeting, check back with HJ Blogs.


Ryan’s 5k Saturday, Aug. 23 in Howard Lake

Ryan’s 5k, a benefit run for the family of Ryan Pettit, will take place Saturday, Aug. 23 in Howard Lake.

Registration will take place at the Howard Lake Legion starting at 8 a.m. The run will begin at 9 a.m., followed by walkers at 9:05 a.m.

The race will be chip timed for those who would like it.

The cost of the race is $25, with checks payable to Amy Pettit.

Call Robin Fiecke at (952) 201-4884 with any questions about the event.

Orphans win state opener over Montevideo

BELLE PLAINE – The Howard Lake Orphans kicked off the Class C State Tournament Friday with a 5-0 win over Montevideo.

Check in the Aug. 18 edition of the Herald Journal for complete details of Friday’s win.

The Orphans will next be in action Saturday, Aug. 23 in Belle Plaine at 7:30 p.m., and will face Waconia.