Archive for Lester Prairie

Funeral notice: Gladys Miller, 87, of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Gladys Miller, 87, of Lester Prairie, passed away Saturday Sept. 24, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia. Funeral service will take place Thursday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with interment at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie.  Visitation will take place at the church Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 4 – 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 29, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

Hutchinson Technology merger takes step forward

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – A pending merger between Hutchinson Technology, Inc. and TDK Corporation took a step forward today (Sept. 22), with an early end to a legal waiting period.

The termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 satisfies one of the remaining conditions to the closing of the pending merger, according to a company press release.

As of Aug. 21, 2016, HTI’s level of cash (subject to certain adjustments) less any outstanding borrowings on its revolving line of credit, was approximately $47.1 million. Based this position, TDK plans to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of HTI for $4 per share.

The merger is currently expected to close no later than Oct. 5, and remains subject to other customary closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement.

Paper drive at Bethel Lutheran Sept 22 – Oct. 3

Bethel Lutheran Church, 77 Lincoln Ave. N, Lester Prairie will be collecting newspaper, cereal boxes, phone books, cardboard, etc. during a paper drive Friday, Sept. 22 through Oct. 3. No plastic bags, string or rope around paper. Proceeds will be used to buy an AED (automated external defibrillator) for the church.

Hamburgers in Lester Prairie Sept. 23

The Lester Prairie Lions Club will be serving hamburgers Friday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Garbers’ Meats. Proceeds to go to support local projects.

Cub Scout signup Sept. 22

Thursday, Sept. 22 is signup night for boys interested in joining Cub Scouts from 6 to 7 p.m. at Humphrey Elementary School, Winsted Elementary School, and Lester Prairie School. Cub Scouting is for boys in first through fifth grades, and combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a fun program that helps families teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship, and respect.

LP School Board to discuss levy, solar agreement

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board will consider approving the district’s 2017 levy during its meeting Monday, Sept. 19.

Other items on the agenda include scheduling the district’s annual truth in taxation hearing, considering a solar energy project agreement, and renewing its custodial contract with Marsden.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school media center.