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‘Family Time’ magazine is Herald Journal’s newest special publication

McLEOD, CARVER, WRIGHT COUNTIES, MN – A new, free magazine called “Family Time” was recently mailed to people with children in the area of western Carver, eastern McLeod, southern Wright, and eastern Meeker counties.

If you know anyone else who would like to receive Family Time, call the Herald Journal at (320) 485-2535 or sign up at

Herald Journal's new Family Time magazine

Herald Journal’s new Family Time magazine

HLWW School Board to discuss middle school facility use Jan. 26

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – At a work session meeting Monday, Jan. 26, the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board plans to discuss a facility use policy for amenities at the new middle school. Other items on the agenda include committee organization for 2015, review of the proposed 2015-16 school calendar, review the revised 2014-15 budget, teacher degree advancement, an upcoming board member resignation, and a building project with Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO).

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Monday, Feb. 2 edition of the Herald Journal.

HL City Council approves agreement with HL Estates

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake City Council approved an agreement with Howard Lake Estates regarding payment for delinquent utility bills and repairs on infrastructure, at its meeting Tuesday.

“Staff has been discussing an agreement with the park owners for some time,” City Administrator Jennifer Nash stated.

For full story, see Jan. 26 issue.


Funeral notice: Mardell C. Lemke, 74, of Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Mardel Carol Lemke, 74, of Howard Lake, passed away in Phoenix, AZ Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. A memorial service will take place Thursday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. There will be visitation Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.

HLWW High School daily bulletin Thursday, Jan. 22


LAKER UPDATE – Thursday, January 22, 2015


ON THE MENU: Corn Dog or Sloppy Joe with Baked Beans


GYMNASTICS: The gymnastics team travels to Maple Lake tonight for a meet. Bus leaves at 4:10.


BOYS BASKETBALL: The boys basketball teams have home games against Holdingford tonight.


WRESTLING: The wrestlers have a meet at St. Paul Humboldt tonight. Please excuse the following students at 1:45 today: Garrett Grimler, Dylan Pelnis, Skyler Dacus, Andrew Kieser, Elijah Riemer, Garrett Schanus, Katie Utne, and Haley Wiegert


SPEECH: The speech team travels to Annandale for their first meet of the season! Good luck. Bus leaves at 2:35. Please excuse the speech students at 2:25.


NHS: There is an NHS meeting tomorrow morning at 7:20 in Mr. Smith’s room. Remember to have your service hours recorded and turned in to Abbey by Friday as well.


TRAP SHOOTING: Students interested in trap shooting that need to complete the safety course needs to see Mr. Schmidt for the information.


WORK PROGRAM: There is a mandatory Work Program meeting for all students currently enrolled in Work Program on Monday during 7th hour.


NIGHT SCHOOL: Night School/Credit Recovery will begin Monday, January 26th. It will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm every week until June 3rd at the middle school. There are a limited number of openings. If you are an interested student, please see Mrs. Collins in the Guidance Office as soon as possible.


LAKER GAMES: Laker Games will take place on Saturday, January 31 at 4:00 p.m. at the high school. Put together a team of 6 (any ages) for a fun evening of mental, strategic and physical activities! Registration forms are available in the high school office or by emailing Rita Moravec at


BASEBALL: There will be a baseball meeting right after school TODAY in Mr. Schultz’s room. Also, open gym for baseball will take place on Sundays (except Feb 8) from 3-5 in the middle school gym


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.




COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR: This program is geared toward parents of high school students and will give attendees a clearer understanding of the financial aid process. Some of the content included is an explanation of the college financial aid application and how income and assets affects eligibility, Wednesday, January 28 at 7 pm in the High School FACS room. No fee if registered by January 20 and $7 after January 20. Presented by Luke Gagnon and Brian Marketon, Financial Advisors. Preregister required with Community Education, 320-543-3600


STUDENTS: After Prom needs 7 girls to be in the fashion show for the Prom Boutique on Feb. 1st at 10am. You will need to pick a dress to wear next week by Friday. Please contact Nancy Decker-Miller at 612-590-9287 for details (can text her) or let Cozette Eastman or Taylor Smida know.


PROM BOUTIQUE FUNDRAISER: After prom is hosting a prom boutique on Sunday, February 1 from 10am–5pm at the Howard Lake Community Center (above the library). Come SELL or SHOP for dresses/accessories for Prom or Snowfest 2015! It is $5.00 to consign/sell unlimited dresses, shoes and accessories. Sellers price their own items and After Prom receives 20% of sales. Consignment items must be dropped off prior to the sale on the following dates (Jan 24 10:00-12:00, Jan 25 12:00-2:00, Jan 26 3:00-5:00, Jan 27-30 5:00-7:00 at the high school commons or Jan 31 4:00-6:00 at the HL Community Center). Dresses must be clean, odor-free and on a hanger and jewelry needs to be in zip-lock bags. All shoppers will be eligible for prize drawings for prom services. This is a cash only sale. Any questions or to make special pick-up/drop-off arrangements please contact Nancy Decker-Miller 612-590-9287 or Chris Stueven 612-716-6959.


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.


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


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Photo: January’s ‘Pet of the Month’ is a Scottish Highlander

HOWARD LAKE, MN – “They’re just like teddy bears,” Myron Boll says of the colorful cattle grazing out in his pasture.

Boll currently has 13 Scottish Highlanders on his farm in rural Howard Lake, each with their own personality.

“This one’s Molly; she’s the head cow,” Boll says, resting his hand on a large furry back. At about 15 years old, Molly is one of the more mature cows in the herd.

Look for the full story in the Monday, Jan. 26 edition of the Herald Journal. A different “Pet of the Month” is featured the last issue of each month. If you have a unique pet, contact Starrla Cray at

Myron Boll with his Scottish Highland cattle

Myron Boll with his Scottish Highland cattle