Archive for Lester Prairie

Updated schedule for Dakota Rail Regional Trail

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – Phil Schmalz, assistant McLeod County engineer, provided the following update regarding the Dakota Rail Regional Trail project in Lester Prairie. The county plans to advertise for bids April 30. Bid opening will likely take place late in May. The McLeod County Board will consider awarding the bid in the first half of June.

The project involves paving the trail from the existing paved trail in Carver County west through Lester Prairie to McLeod County Road 1.

LP school bulletin Monday, April 23

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Bulletin
April 23, 2018

Today’s Menu: Corndog or Sausage Patty on a Bun, Baked Beans, Steamed Carrots, Peaches, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Cheesy Potato and Ham Casserole with Bread or Bologna Sandwich, Jicama Sticks, Lettuce Salad, Banana, Milk

Thanks to all the cast and crew of this year’s spring play The Cow Tippers.  I am proud of you; your hard work and long hours practicing paid off! Great job, everyone! 

Also, those who lent out props for the play or left hair/ makeup products backstage–they are in Ms. Smith’s room by the black podium.  Please pick them up as soon as you can.

There will be a Student Council meeting on Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 in the cafeteria. Please be prompt!

Notice regarding prom photos from Kim from the Schultz family:  Due to the weather – I have been notified that they need to decline allowing us out there for photos – just too wet and they don’t need the extra cars and people causing damage.  Thank you for your understanding…..And thank you to Kendall for always opening his farm up to allow for such great photo opportunities.

There are order forms in the office for prom pictures.

After Prom is looking for 6 more people to work the games from 11:30 to 4am on April 28th and we are looking for people to be at the school at 4am to help with clean up.  Please let Kim Weinzierl know if you can help.  Thanks for your time!

Prom is this week (Sat., April 28). The gym will be available for use until Wed., April 25 at 3:00 but will be closed for decorating after that. The prom decorating schedule is:
Stage – Tuesday, April 23 – Saturday, April 28 – 8 a.m . to ?
Gym – Wednesday, April 25 – Saturday, April 28 – 3:00 – ?
Lobby – Friday, April 27 – Saturday, April 28 – 3:30 – ?
Parents are encouraged to help during these times, it would be much appreciated!

The prom grand march will be at 4:00 on Saturday, April 28. The public is invited to attend!

Future Problem Solvers are selling Heggie’s Pizza until April 24th to help raise money for their trip to Internationals. If you are interested in buying some pizza, please see one of them or Ms. Carmine. 

Ambassador candidate applications are in the office. Please pick up and application and have it returned to the office by May 25. If you have any questions, please contact Arlene Nowak or Clara Leverich. Thank you!

Swimming lesson registration night will take place Wednesday, May 16th from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Lester Prairie High School Lobby. (This is the same night as t-ball pictures) If you can’t make it on the 16th, mail or drop off your registration and money at Lester Prairie City Hall, 37 Juniper St. PO Box 66, Lester Prairie, MN 55354. Registrations are on a first come first serve basis and preference is given to those that sign up on the 16th. If you would like to look at dates and times prior to the 16th or for more information please visit the Lester Prairie City website at

Yearbooks are now on sale.  Pick up an order form at school or get one from our school website. You can also place an order online at   The 2018 yearbook includes grades K-12. Deadline to order a yearbook is May 23, 2018. More information can be found on the school website main page or by looking under the High School tab.

Summer baseball and softball umpires needed. Anyone interested in umpiring for summer Community Ed baseball and/or softball games please sign up in the office. Umpires need to be 9th grade or older. Earn some extra money and help out with the younger teams in Lester Prairie. If you have questions or need any additional information, contact Jeff Engen at 320-395-9839 or .
Homework help is held with Jan Smith on Mondays and Jennifer Smith on Wednesdays.
Monday, Apr 23, 2018
Hallway Walking  
Lester Prairie High School
Prom – Gym Decorating  
High School Lobby, Lester Prairie – Stage, Lester Prairie Gym
Prom decorating of gym, stage, and lobby. April 23-29 Stage, April 25-29 Gym, April 28-29 Lobby. Projector, Chairs, Tables, and Lift needed.
Baseball – 7-8 Practice  
Lester Prairie Bulldog Field
Baseball – Practice 9-12  
Lester Prairie – Municipal Field
Softball – 7-8 Practice  
Lester Prairie – Veterans field
Softball – Practice 9-12  
Lester Prairie – Lions Field
Track: Varsity Meet 
Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Maple Lake @ Maple Lake High School
Bus Time: 2:20 Lester Prairie; 2:30 Holy Trinity
CE – GED/ELL Classes  
Computer Lab
CE – Dance Recital  
Lester Prairie – Stage, Lester Prairie Gym, LP Lobby Area
CE-Dance Recital-More information will be sent home with participants.
CE – Adult Fitness  
LP Hallway

LP egg hunt cancelled

LESTER PRAIRIE – The Lester Prairie Lions have cancelled the Easter egg hunt that was scheduled Saturday, April 21. Instead, the Lions will distribute treat bags at their booth during the Lester Prairie Business Association’s Spring Fling Business Exp at Longhorn’s Burger House in Lester Prairie Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Storm photos wanted

WINSTED, MN – A late season storm dumped record levels of snow across the area over the weekend. Do you have photos you’d like to share showing the results of the storm in your community? Send them to, or use the “submit news” button on the upper right corner of our home page. Please include when and where the photos were taken.

Sandwich ministry at St. Paul Lutheran

LESTER PRAIRIE – A community sandwich-making project is planned for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie. This is an outreach to inner city homeless. Volunteers and donations are needed. For more information call (320) 395-2780. Donations may be dropped at First Community Bank, Lester Prairie.

McLeod Co. dairy banquet April 14

LESTER PRAIRIE – Dairy princesses in McLeod County will be crowned during the annual dairy banquet Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Glencoe City Center. Candidates include Elizabeth Krienke, daughter of  Kraig and Rachelle Krienke of Lester Prairie; and Breanna Wright, daughter of Paul and Heather Wright of Hutchinson. For more information, contact Janice Konerza at (320) 327-2821. Tickets are $14 in advance $17 at the door children 5-10 $5 under 5 free. For tickets contact Rick Jeurissen 395-2164, Roger Rolf 395-2207 or Janice Konerza 327-2821.