Archive for Howard Lake

Bloodmobile in HL Tuesday

SPONSORED POST. The bloodmobile will be at St. James Lutheran School, 1000 7th Ave, Howard Lake Tuesday, April 25 from 1 to 7 p.m.  To schedule an appointment, call Donna Haglin, (320) 543-2444.

Kids Onstage performance ‘The 1st Annual Fairytale Granny Awards’ May 6

Kids Onstage will present “The 1st Annual Fairytale Granny Awards” 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at River of Life Church, 170 Main Ave W, Winsted sponsored the the Winsted Arts Council. All ages are welcome.

Clean-up day in Howard Lake May 6

The City of Howard Lake maintenance department will conduct a clean-up day Saturday, May 6 from 8 to 11 a.m. at 920 2nd Ave., Howard Lake. See ad in today’s paper for details.
Elderly and handicapped residents may call the city office at (320) 543-3670 prior to Wednesday, May 3 to arrange free pick-up.

Howard Lake’s Grandpa Ittel’s Meats under new ownership

“Grandpa Ittel’s Meats is going to be old-style, but more artisan,” new owner Kyle Kovack said. “We’re bringing back custom process, and we’re aging meat the way it’s supposed to be done.”
Kyle said his shop offers full-service wild game processing year-round.
Some of the shop’s savory selections include all-beef summer sausage, Italian and Polish sausage, porketta, beef jerky, home-cured hams, cottage and Canadian-style bacon, and Swedish potato sausage.
See the April 24 edition of the Herald Journal for the complete story.

Chickens ok to go to HLWW, per Howard Lake City Council

HOWARD LAKE – The Howard Lake City council recently considered an ordinance amendment that would allow FFA students at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School (HLWW) to keep chickens and a coop on school property.
The ordinance dictated approval of chickens under the following considerations:
• The property shall be occupied by an accredited educational institution.
• The property shall be 10 acres or greater in size.
• Chickens must be kept in a separated, enclosed accessory building, or fenced outdoor containment area at least 50 feet from any adjacent residentially-zoned property.
• No more than 10 total hen chickens may be kept on the property.
• The keeping of roosters or adult male chickens is not permitted.
• The slaughter of chickens on-site is prohibited.
City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller informed the council that the city’s planning committee held a public hearing on the matter earlier in the evening, which no members of the public attended.
Resident Joy Shockley spoke briefly about the chicken issue. She said if chickens were to be allowed at the high school, they should be allowed within the city limits, in general.
Haggenmiller pointed out the ordinance on the table was site-specific for the high school, and was not transferable or applicable to the greater community.
The council adopted the resolution amendment to allow a chicken coop at the high school, as well as a resolution approving a modified conditional use permit (CUP) to allow chickens at the school as part of the agricultural program

Howard Lake City Council hears police chief’s report

Howard Lake Chief of Police Dave Thompson told the city council that the number of incidents his department responded to was up sharply in 2016.
Thompson quickly added the caveat that the increase, from 1,600 calls in 2015 to 2,200 calls in 2016, could be directly credited to Officer Daniel Schmidt, who excelled at traffic stops. Schmidt is no longer with the department.
Thompson, as part of his annual report, noted the department now has a community service officer, Derek Boese. He also said the department has seen some significant personnel turnover.
For the remainder of this story, please see the April 24 edition of the Herald Journal.