Archive for Howard Lake

Funeral notice: Joyce Lee, 94, of Howard Lake

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Joyce A. Lee, 94, of Howard Lake, passed away April 19 at Brookridge Assisted Living Center in Cokato. Funeral service will take place Tuesday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake. Visitation will take place Monday, April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake.

Sports schedule for Monday, April 21

Baseball: Buffalo Lake-Hector at LP/HT (Winsted); 5 p.m.

Baseball: Sibley East at W-M; 5 p.m.

Baseball: LHS at Norwood Young America; 5 p.m.

Baseball: HLWW at Annandale; 4:30 p.m.

Softball: HLWW at Dassel-Cokato; 4:30 p.m.

Softball: LP/HT at Buffalo Lake-Hector; 5 p.m.

Softball: Norwood Young America at W-M; 5 p.m.

Boys Golf: HLWW home meet; 4 p.m.

Boys Golf: W-M, LHS at Glencoe Country Club; 4 p.m.

Girls Golf: HLWW home meet; 4 p.m.

Wright County Board to consider terms of Trailblazer agreement Tuesday, April 22

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will consider some basic terms of agreement proposed by the Trailblazer Joint Powers Board during its Tuesday, April 22 meeting.

The terms include Wright County accepting the Trailblazer model of operation, paying 35 percent of the local match, if there is one, and contributing $210,000 toward Trailblazer’s working capital budget.

Representatives from Wright County met with the Trailblazer Joint Powers Board  Thursday, April 17. During that meeting, the Trailblazer board voted to impose a deadline of April 22 for agreement on the above points.

For more on this developing story, see the April 28 issue of Herald Journal.

HLWW High School bulletin Fri., April 18


LAKER UPDATE – Friday, April 18th, 2014


WHAT’S ON THE MENU? Hot Dog or Cheese Pizza; Baked Beans


JUNIORS: If you are interested in learning about your county government and how it works, you now have an opportunity to attend Boys and Girls County.  This event is open to everyone and takes place on April 22nd. The group will be leaving the high school at 7:35 and returning @ 2:00. Lunch is provided. This opportunity is provided courtesy of the American Legion. Please see Lacy if you are interested in signing up.


STUDENTS: If you’re looking for a summer job lead, please stop into the office for info.


STUDENTS:  If students need Summer School information, please see Amy in the Media Center.


PROM PICTURES: Prom picture sign-up is now available in the high school office. Extra picture order forms are also available in the office.


HLWW SADD PROGRAM: The SADD donation drive for The Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN startsTODAY! Items being collected are new or homemade blankets and pillowcases, new PG or G rated DVD’s (please no Blu-Ray), Lego sets, new books, new coloring books and coloring crayons. *Please remember that items must be new due to the hospitals infection policy to protect all the patients.* The drive will run until Wednesday, April 30th. Thank you for your support!


ATTENTION: The Prom Committee wants your Christmas trees! In order to make our theme successful this year, we need to create an enchanted forest in the high school gymnasium for grand march. If you have a fake Christmas tree that you are able to lend (without the decorations), please email Mrs. Byrne (


PARENTS & COMMUNITY MEMBERS: If you would like to be added to the list of people who receive  the High School bulletin daily, please send a request to Lacy @

Hydrant flushing April 23-25 in Howard Lake

Hydrants will be flushed in Howard Lake Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25. Residents may experience low water pressure and should be cautious doing laundry due to rusty water.

A second look at Legacy grants

WRIGHT, CARVER, McLEOD COUNTIES, MN – Nine thousand, five hundred and twenty-one.

That’s the number of projects that have been funded, so far, through the Legacy Amendment passed by Minnesota voters in 2008. Look for a story about how Legacy funds are allocated in the Monday, April 28 edition of the Herald Journal.

To see the first story on this topic, which was printed in the March 17 edition of the Herald Journal, click here.