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HLWW to consider new name for old middle school

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – At the Monday, April 27 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board work session, one item on the agenda is to discuss potentially renaming the old middle school building.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Other items on the agenda include approving Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative (MAWSECO) project bids, reviewing the school’s 2015-16 preliminary budget, and more.

Look for coverage in the Monday, May 4 edition of the Herald Journal.

HLWW High School daily bulletin Thursday, April 23


LAKER BULLETIN – Thursday, April 23, 2015


ON THE MENU: Turkey/Gravy or Chicken Bites


SOFTBALL: The varsity and JV softball teams lost to Maple Lake last night. Today they play a double-header at Eden Valley-Watkins at 4:00. The bus leaves at 2:10, please excuse players at 2:00.


BASEBALL: The baseball team lost to Maple Lake last night. Today they have a home double-header against Eden Valley-Watkins at 4:00. Varsity plays at Memorial Field.


TRACK: The track team participates in the Maple Lake relay meet today at 4:00. The bus leaves at 2:40.


GIRLS GOLF: The girls golf team has a meet at Rockford (Shamrock Golf Course) today at 4:15. The bus will leave the middle school at 2:50.


SPRING PLAY: The spring play, Ax of Murder, will be performed this Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25th, at 7:30 pm at the high school auditorium.


YEARBOOK: The time has passed for Mr. Smith to order additional yearbooks if necessary. That means if you have not ordered your yearbook yet and want to guarantee you get one, you should order it today…EXTRAS CAN NO LONGER BE ORDERED. The remaining books will be on a first come, first serve basis and there are not many left. You can pay half now and half when the books arrive.


STUDENT COUNCIL DIAPER DRIVE: The student council is hosting a Diaper Drive this week, April 20 – 24th. Please bring in diapers, wipes and new pajamas to your 2nd hour class. All donations go to Wright County Crisis Nursery. The class that collects the most items will win “jungle” themed treats for Friday, May 1st! Bananas will be posted on the tree in the commons to reflect class collections throughout the week.


FFA: There is a meeting tomorrow during Laker Break in the Foods room for all FFA members.


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!


TUESDAY, APRIL 28: Next Tuesday, April 28, the following is happening for the high school students:

Seniors: Senior Appreciation Day – non-attendance day for seniors

Juniors: ACT Test at the high school

Sophomores: Field Trip to Ridgewater Community College and tour of three local businesses

Freshmen: Field Trip to Dunwoody Institute


SENIOR QUILT: The senior quilt that is given away at After Prom is on display in the trophy case in the high school commons.

PROM: The prom committee needs help finding the following items for decorating grand march: 3 -4 nice benches and white Christmas lights. If you have any of these items that can be utilized in this year’s grand march, please contact Amanda Byrne at the high school ( Thank you!


PROM PICTURES: The sign-up for pictures with His Image Photography in now posted in the high school office. Picture forms are due by TOMORROW!


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


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


AFTER PROM COMMITTEE: 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.


SUMMER STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING: The 2015 Summer Strength and Conditioning Program is for HLWW students entering 7-12th grade. The one-hour sessions will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings in June and July at the high school track and weight room. More info and registration forms are located in the high school office and on the Activity page of the HLWW website. Session preference will be given in order of when the registration forms and payment are turned in.


FITNESS CENTER: The Fitness Center is closed due to remodeling.


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Thursday 4/23

TRACK @ Maple Lake



GIRLS GOLF @ Rockford

Friday 4/24

SOFTBALL @ Annandale


Sat. 4/25

SOFTBALL @ Maranatha




4/29/2015 Air Force Sgt. Gattis 11:30 am Commons

5/13/2015 Army Sgt. Batchman 11:30 am Commons

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


Howard Lake citywide garage sale April 25

Citywide garage sale day for Howard Lake is Saturday, April 25.

Wright County Board to review quotes for bond advisors

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Wright County Board will review quotes for bond advisors during its Tuesday, April 21 meeting.

Other items on the agenda are the annual boy/girl county day, during which students from across the county attend a portion of the board meeting; introduction of the new human resources director, and an agreement between the county planning and zoning office and the City of South Haven.

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

Kevin Lange & Mississippi Drifters Fri., April 24

SPONSORED POST. Howard Lake Legion is having live entertainment Friday, April 24 performed by Kevin Lange and Mississippi Drifters from 8 pm -12 am.

Wright County dairy: A list of past and present princesses

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Five new Wright County Dairy Princesses and two ambassadors were honored at the 60th annual Wright County dairy banquet April 11.

Wright County Dairy Princesses

Wright County Dairy Princesses

Princesses include Jessica Howell, Kyla Mauk, Morgan Krause, Ali Spiers, and Bethany Kozitka. Ambassadors are Maisie Walter and Maggie Socha.

“We had a great turnout of past dairy princesses as well, along with a lot of visiting royalty from Wright County communities,” organizer Jen Rasset noted.

The emcee for the evening was Joe Gill, farm director/traffic manager of KASM radio.

The Friend of the Dairyman award went to dairy equipment supplier Hobert Sales of Cokato, for its customer service.

Six decades of dairy princesses in Wright County

This list includes past Wright County Dairy Princesses by year, along with the number of dairy cattle, according to USDA Ag Census data.


Dairy Cows: 44,000

• Margaret Leinonen Groop

• Betty Ann Eull, Buffalo

• Barbara Johnson, Cokato

• Martha Banke, Howard Lake

• Romona Friendshoch, St. Michael

• Pat Elliott Olson


Dairy Cows: 45,500

• Marcia Buck, Monticello

• Carol Rabens, Montrose

• Josephine Luebke, West Albion/ French Lake


Dairy Cows: 47,000

• Caroline Varner, Buffalo

• Gloria Nelson, Cokato

• Audrey Lundquist, Monticello


Dairy Cows: 45,000

• Kathleen Mahoney

• Jeanette Haffton

• Pauline Benson


Dairy Cows: 44,000

• Ann Kaeppe

• Barbara Hamlet

• Carolyn Barberg


Dairy Cows: 44,000

• Karen Oelkle, Howard Lake

• Mary Ring, Maple Lake

• Mary Ann Fobbe, Maple Lake


Dairy Cows: 44,400

• Eva Lorentz

• Gayle Schubert, Delano

• Bonnie Shulz, Monticello


Dairy Cows: 41,400

• Judy Baker, Maple Lake

• Karen Smith Dingmann, Maple Lake

• Lois Strandquist, Montrose


Dairy Cows: 44,300

• LaMae Danger, Howard Lake

• Karen Oelkle, Waverly

• Mary Ann Schubert, Buffalo


Dairy Cows: 43,800

• Judy Maehling


Dairy Cows: 42,000

• Luann Danger Munson, Howard Lake

• Meryl Kottke, Loretto

• Mary Ann Schubert, Buffalo


Dairy Cows: 40,000

• Unknown


Dairy Cows: 37,500

• Unknown


Dairy Cows: 34,400

Milk Production: 320,000,000

• Karen Wetter, Buffalo

• Janet Fobbe, Maple Lake

• Sharon Peterson, Monticello


Dairy Cows: 33,800

Milk Production: 311,000,000

• Judi Bobrowske, Howard Lake

• Rosemary Clark, Howard Lake

• Patricia Piram Tollefson, Maple Lake


Dairy Cows: 28,400

Milk Production: 316,000,000

• Patricia Piram Tollefson, Maple Lake


Dairy Cows: 28,300

Milk Production: 313,000,000

• Nola Carlson, Buffalo

• Carol Schmidt Meyer, Buffalo

• Sue Jude, Maple Lake


Dairy Cows: 28,000

Milk Production: 300,000,000

• Susan Wurm Michaelis, Maple Lake

• Patricia Vetsch Lenz, Monticello

• Colleen Gagnon Kimberly, Waverly


Dairy Cows: 27,600

Milk Production: 286,000,000

• Andrea Behrenbrinker, Buffalo

• Regina Ziegler, Cokato

• LuAnn Perra, Waverly


Dairy Cows: 26,900

Milk Production: 325,000,000

• Shelley Ordorff, Buffalo

• Susan Birkholz, Howard Lake

• Lois Boehlke, Waverly


Dairy Cows: 27,000

Milk Production: 271,000,000

• Betty Wurm Stuhr, Maple Lake

• Debbie Schillewaert, Monticello

• Rene Zachman, St. Michael/ Albertville


Dairy Cows: 26,100

Milk Production: 257,000,000

• Brenda Jost, Annandale

• Ruth Varner, Buffalo

• Nancy Mavencamp VanSickle, Maple Lake


Dairy Cows: 24,000

Milk Production: 264,000,000

• Randi Machovsky, Annandale

• Jennifer Nelson, Annandale

• Gewn Vandergon, Maple Lake


Dairy Cows: 23,700

Milk Production: 253,000,000

• Terri Jost, Annandale

• Marianne Pokornowski Bobrowske, Cokato

• Dawn Glessing Sawatzke, Howard 1979

Dairy Cows: 22,700

Milk Production: 268,000,000

• Jean Barrett

• Jackie Sadowski

• Kathy Zachman Weber


Dairy Cows: 23,900

Milk Production: 281,000,000

• Laura Rumpza, Delano

• Bonny Streich, Howard Lake

• Sandra Zeidler, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 24,500

Milk Production: 296,500,000

• Jacquelyn Berg, Annandale

• Christine Mavencamp Dombrovski, Maple Lake

• Sharon Lindenfelser, Monticello


Dairy Cows: 26,000

Milk Production: 309,500,000

• Cathy Danger, Howard Lake

• Laurie Latzig, Howard Lake

• Michelle Uter Schwartz, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 26,200

Milk Production: 333,500,000

• Theresa Holland, Buffalo

• Julie Diers Berning, Howard Lake

• Suzanne Salonek, Montrose


Dairy Cows: 27,200

Milk Production: 320,000,000

• Valerie Zander, Maple Lake

• Minda Bodin, Waverly

• Pamela Boehlke Koenen, Waverly


Dairy Cows: 27,000

Milk Production: 333,000,000

• Rebecca Fiedler, Annandale

• Pamela Boehlke Koenen, Waverly

• Linda Diers Groos, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 27,500

Milk Production: 331,500,000

• Lolene Liefert

• Jill Engle Kittock, Howard Lake

• Betty Ann Elsenpeter, Maple Lake

• Wendy Epple, Montrose

• Pamela Boehlke Koenen, Waverly

• Linda Diers Groos, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 25,600

Milk Production: 311,000,000

• Julianne Triplett Decker, Annandale

• Diane Weldele Toohey, Buffalo

• Janelle Dalbec Koch, Howard Lake

• Paula Boehlke Fritzke, Waverly


Dairy Cows: 22,900

Milk Production: 316,500,000

• Bonnie Kowalke, Buffalo

• Rena Duske Gruenhagen, Waverly

• Nancy Domjahn Zander


Dairy Cows: 22,700

Milk Production: 315,500,000

• Michele Marketon

• Tracy Diers Janikula, Howard Lake

• Nancy Domjahn Zander


Dairy Cows: 22,000

Milk Production: 312,500,000

• Tami Berg Freed

• Cami Dixon, Buffalo

• Tracy Diers Janikula, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 20,500

Milk Production: 299,500,000

• Stacey Collins, Monticello

• Laura Diers Johnson, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 19,500

Milk Production: 293,000,000

• Susie McAlpine Peterson

• Lauri Beaudry O’Sullivan, Albertville

• Laura Diers Johnson, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 18,900

Milk Production: 288,500,000

• Jenny Beaudry Thompson, Albertville

• Marie Murphy, Delano

• Theresa Vergin Priem, Elk River

• Colette Diers Thorson, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 17,800

Milk Production: 273,000,000

• DeeAnn Boehlke, Waverly


Dairy Cows: 17,400

Milk Production: 272,000,000

• Kali Wozniak


Dairy Cows: 16,500

Milk Production: 251,500,000

• Jessica Beaudry, Albertville

• Joyce Beaudry Weber, Albertville

• Colette Diers Thorson, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 15,900

Milk Production: 255,500,000

• Joyce Beaudry Weber, Albertville

• Michelle Esselman

• Angie Bakeberg Barlau, Waverly


Dairy Cows: 14,700

Milk Production: 251,500,000

• Lisa Lenneman

• Michelle Esselman

• Brittany Boehlke, Waverly

• Stacy Wozniak Spurzem,


Dairy Cows: 14,300

Milk Production: 255,500,000

• Betty Berning Matras, Otsego

• Stacy Wozniak Spurzem

• Rachel Bakeberg Bender, Waverly


Dairy Cows: 14,100

Milk Production: 253,000,000

• Mary Bakeberg Lindberg

• Dawn Lambert Higgins


Dairy Cows: 13,500

Milk Production: 234,000,000

• Anne Wetter

• Angie Bakeberg Barlau, Waverly *Princess Kay finalist

• Melissa Spike


Dairy Cows: 12,900

Milk Production: 215,000,000

• Kristi Swanson

• Tara Johnson

• Molly Miller Uecker, Annandale


Dairy Cows: 11,900

Milk Production: 205,500,000

• Sarah Dennis

• Danielle Sonsteby

• Heather Klatt Olson

• Amy Kozitka, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 11,200

Milk Production: 194,500,000

• Mandi Stifter Kiesling

• Tricia Uecker Nordling, Maple Lake

• Shandi Pawelk, Maple Lake

• Amy Kozitka, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 10,900

Milk Production: 196,000,000

• Michelle Beaudry Gendron, Albertville

• Amy Kozitka, Howard Lake


Dairy Cows: 10,600

Milk Production: 199,000,000

• Jolee Swearingen Marquette

• Jessica Gapinski Wilking, Maple Lake

• Andrea Neuman


Dairy Cows: 10,500

Milk Production: 201,000,000

• Andrea Neuman

• Bridget Boehlke-Bobrowski, Waverly

• Kelsey Kolles Heinz


Dairy Cows: 10,400

Milk Production: 199,000,000

• Kristine Berning Johnson, St. Michael

• Bridget Boehlke-Bobrowski, Waverly

• Kelsey Kolles Heinz


Dairy Cows: 10,600

Milk Production: 201,000,000

• Krista Nelson Nelson

• Bridget Boehlke-Bobrowski, Waverly

• Kelsey Kolles Heinz

• Jillian Koch, Winsted


Dairy Cows: 10,600

• Kelsey Kolles Heinz


Dairy Cows: 10,600

• Rebecca Groos, Howard Lake

• Katie Davis

• Krista Lambert, Buffalo


Dairy Cows: 10,500

• Jillian Koch, Winsted

• Rebecca Groos, Howard Lake

• Katie Davis

• Krista Lambert, Buffalo


Dairy Cows: 9500

• Katie Hirsch, Howard Lake

• Taylor Walter, Montrose

• Jillian Koch, Winsted


• Bethany Kozitka, Howard Lake

• Katie Hirsch, Howard Lake

• Taylor Walter, Montrose

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