Archive for Howard Lake

Pet of the Month: A Howard Lake calf that came back from the brink of death

HOWARD LAKE, MN – A few weeks ago, life was looking pretty hopeless for Woolly. The tiny calf had a bad case of rotavirus and coronavirus, and Joe and Jennifer Gallus of rural Howard Lake didn’t know how much longer he’d survive. Look for his story in the Monday, March 30 edition of the Herald Journal.

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Woolly had many people praying for him.

Woolly had many people praying for him.

PHOTO GALLERY: HL Community Expo

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake Community Expo took place Saturday, March 21 at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School. The expo featured 54 vendor booths, and served pancake breakfasts to more than 900 attendees.

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HLWW High School daily bulletin Thursday, March 26


LAKER BULLETIN – Thursday, March 26, 2015


ON THE MENU: Mini Corn Dogs or Chicken Patty with Fries


GOLF: We will plan on indoor practice at Waverly on Thursday and Friday.


SOFTBALL STATS: If there are one-two students interested in doing stats for softball this year, please see Mrs. Moravec in the office or talk to Chad Burau.


SPRING SPORT PICTURES: High School sport pictures have been RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, April 15 for track & field, baseball, softball and all spring captains. Golf pictures will take place on Monday, April 13.


SPEECH: Good luck to the speech team as they compete in the sub-section meet today at Kimball! Bus leaves at 2:40.


GIRLS BASKETBALL: The girls basketball banquet will be Sunday, March 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.


METHOD TEST PREP CHALLENGE: All juniors are invited and encouraged to take place in the Method Test Prep Challenge from now until April 27. Practice and prepare for the ACT test! Here are the specifics: Junior Class Goal: Answer 15,000 questions at 50% accuracy (each question is worth a point) Bonus/Deductions: Each 1% above 50% is good for 100 points; each 1% below 50% is a deduction of 100 pts Individually: Answer 200 points to be eligible for prizes/drawings. For every additional 100 question answered your name gets entered in to the drawing again. Prizes: Fun, games and ice cream during advisory on May 5 and more to be revealed at a later date! See Ms. Sperle-Berg or Mr. Moravec for more information!


COSTA RICA: Any student interested in traveling to Costa Rica in the summer of 2016 should attend an informational meeting with a parent Thursday night, March 26, at 6:00 in the FACS room. Please see posters around the school, Ms. Glessing or Ms. Varner for more information.


LIBRARY BOOKS: Please return or renew any outstanding library books!


SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarship information (available scholarships and deadlines) are available on Family Connection! Please keep checking there as new ones are added!


PROM: Prom will take place on Saturday, May 2nd on the Stillwater Riverboat from 7:00-11:00 pm. Grand march will take place at the high school at 4:00 pm.


PROM COUPONS: There are coupons available in the high school office for tuxes, flowers and garters for prom.


AFTER PROM: This is a non-profit organization made up of volunteer parents that fundraise during the school year in order to provide a safe place for students to go after prom. Prom is May 2, 2015 this coming year. If you are interested in helping or being involved with this committee, please contact Nancy Decker-Miller (612-590-9287 or or Stacey Smida (612-203-9089 or


PARENTS/ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS: Reminder that if a student will not be riding the bus to or from an event they need to have a “Contest Travel Release” form filled out, signed by the parent and on file in the activities office prior to dismissal of school on the day of the contest! This form is available in the high school office and online on the school’s Activity webpage.


ACTIVITY SCHEDULES: To find our activity schedules online go to the HLWW district website and click on “Activities”. Then in the middle of the page click on “Activities Schedule”. That will bring up the weekly schedule for all the activities. If you would like to view a season schedule for a specific activity, then find that activity on the right-hand side, check it and click “View”. There is also an “Activity Schedule Parent Guide” under the “Forms and Links” section of the Activities page for you to reference.


DAILY ACTIVITY LINE: For a voice message of the daily activity contests (high school and junior high), please call 320-543-3900 ext 7. This is will updated with any cancellations, postponements, etc as soon as they are known.


STUDENTS: Reminder that if you are going on vacation, you need to pick up a pre-arrangement form in the office for your parents to sign. This needs to be approved by the principal before you go!


FITNESS CENTER HOURS: The Fitness Center is open for use Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 2:35 – 4:30pm, and Wednesday and Friday from 2:35 – 4:00 pm.


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Monday 3/23

No School

Tuesday 3/24

NHS Banquet

Thursday 3/26

SPEECH @ Kimball




3/27/2015 University of North Dakota Ashley Trdan 10:15 am Media Center

4/9/2015 Navy Irving Mendez 11:30 am Commons

5/15/2015 Navy Irving Mendez 11:30 am Commons



HLWW doesn’t buy Bush’s bid to forgo activity fees

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – “To the day I die, I’ll never accept that we’re charging kids to participate in something we want them to do,” Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board Member Charlie Bush said at the March 23 work session.

Bush proposed eliminating, or at least reducing, extracurricular fees, stating that he believes it could help increase student enrollment.

Other board members, as well as school staff present at the meeting, expressed reasons they don’t believe eliminating these fees would be a wise decision.

“We’re already the second lowest [for fees] in  the geographical area,” Superintendent Brad Sellner said. “If you give up activity fees, there’s no guarantee that it’s going to bring in three or four kids – it is truly a risk.”

Look for the full story in the Monday, March 30 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Wright County Board to hear medical examiner’s report

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Dr. Quinn Strobl, chief medical examiner, will provide her annual report during the Tuesday, March 24 Wright County Board meeting.

Other items on the agenda include: an update from Central Minnesota Jobs and Training, consideration of a memorandum of understanding related to the North Fork Crow River Water Planning Partnership, and consideration of a buffer grant application.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.

Take Herald Journal’s Pub Quiz

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – A trivia quiz compiled by Herald Journal Editor Ivan Raconteur is featured in the community section of the newspaper each week.  Here’s a peek at the questions for the Monday, March 23 edition:

1) How many US states border the Gulf of Mexico?

2) This US singer/songwriter tells listeners she wants to see them be “Brave” in the hit single of that name from her 2013 album, “Blessed Unrest.”

3) Who is the current prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

Check the record page of Monday’s newspaper for answers. Click here to subscribe online or in print.