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A stellar apple crop for Luce Line Orchard in Watertown

WATERTOWN, MN – Although a tornado tore through Luce Line Orchard in Watertown in July, orchard activities are in full swing this season.

Luce Line Orchard in Watertown has apples galore.

Luce Line Orchard in Watertown has apples galore.

More than 200 volunteers helped bring the landscape back to a state of beauty, and even with the loss of 5,000 trees, there’s still 5,000 trees left – and plenty of ripe, red fruit to go with it.

“We have tons of apples – Honeycrisp, SweeTango, Harlson, SnoSweet, and Zestar!” said Abby Pawelk, daughter of owners Rich Pawelk and Terri Traen Pawelk.

Now, the only signs that a storm swiped the area are on the nature trail.

“We left some of the twisted trees for people to see, and we have markers out there so they can read about what happened,” Abby said.

Luce Line Orchard is popular for dates, and couples have been known to get engaged on the romantic nature trail.

Children love the orchard, too, with a u-pick pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn maze, hayrides, food, and more.

A service member appreciation day is planned for Saturday, Oct. 17, and firefighters, police officers, and military personnel who display their badges will receive special discounts.

$5 off a peck of #1 apples!

Mention this blog post to receive $5 off a full peck of #1 apples at Luce Line Orchard in Watertown. Expires Nov. 1, 2015

For more orchard info, go to or check out the Luce Line Orchard Facebook page.

Click here to see a gallery of orchard photos:

(Content sponsored by Luce Line Orchard.)

Breast cancer benefit in Waverly Saturday

WAVERLY, MN – When Theresa Christensen of Waverly went in for her yearly checkup in July, the doctor discovered a suspicious lump in her breast.

A benefit for lifelong Waverly resident Theresa Christensen will take place Saturday, Oct. 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Waverly Village Hall.

A benefit for lifelong Waverly resident Theresa Christensen will take place Saturday, Oct. 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Waverly Village Hall.

An ultrasound was scheduled for the next morning, and a biopsy took place the following week.

Christensen found out it was malignant July 27, and underwent a double mastectomy for stage-2 breast cancer Aug. 19.

“She will be out at least eight months recovering from several surgeries,” noted Kathy Breault of Waverly, one of Christensen’s coworkers and friends who is organizing a benefit Saturday, Oct. 3 for Christensen.

Christensen is married to Rob, and she has two children – Miranda and Donevan. She has been a hairstylist for more than 18 years.

How to help

A benefit to help Christensen with medical costs and lost wages will take place Saturday, Oct. 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Waverly Village Hall (204 Fourth St.). The pork meal is $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 10.

Activities include a DJ, silent auction, cake walk, kids games, root beer floats, bean bag tournament, backyard bingo, and more.

Before the benefit, people can pre-order take-and-bake pies from Carlson’s Orchard in Winsted for $12 each, with all proceeds going to help Christensen. Pies can be picked up at the benefit, or delivered.

For details, call Dawn at (763) 658-6175.

For those who’d like to donate but aren’t able to attend the benefit, a “Theresa Christensen fund” has been set up at Citizens State Bank in Waverly.

Bethel Lutheran paper drive starts Wed.

Bethel Lutheran Church, 77 Lincoln Ave. N, Lester Prairie will be collecting newspaper, cereal boxes, phone books, cardboard, etc. during a paper drive beginning Wednesday, Sept. 30 through Oct. 15. No plastic bags, string or rope around paper.

Lester Prairie School Board to meet Sept. 24

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 rather than on its regular night, Monday, Sept. 21.

Lester Prairie school bulletin Monday, Sept. 21


Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Sept. 21, 2015

Today’s Menu: (Change of Menu): Cheese, Pepperoni or Sausage Pizza or Cheesy Breadstick & Yogurt, Steamed Vegetables, Broccoli, Peaches, Pears, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Dunkers or Cheese Quesadilla, Green Beans, Cooked Carrots, Lettuce Salad, Bananas, Milk

Homecoming Parade

Thank you to all the floats that were in the parade. It was a great night and we had a Bulldog Football Victory!

Class presidents from 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th grade please stop by the office to pick up your class plaque:

8th Grade- Top Dawg Award –overall best float

10th Grade- Best Theme overall- “Conquer the Knights”

6th Grade- Most Creative Float

7th Grade- Most School Spirit

Please leave the plaques in your advisors room for the school year. Your entire class may sign the back.

Coupons for awards and float decorating participation will be given to you this week.

JH Volleyball practice will be in Lester Prairie today.

Tuesday’s Cross country bus time 2:30

Please dismiss the runners at 2:20

There will be a fan bus to the football game at Mayer Lutheran on Friday.  The bus will leave Holy Trinity at 5:30 and Lester Prairie at 5:45.  There will need to be a minimum of 20 people signed up by 12:00pm on Friday for the fan bus to go. 

There will be a Student Council Meeting on Thursday morning at 7:45 in Miss Aldrich’s Room.

Picture Day will be on Wednesday, Sept. 23 for preschool through 12th grade.

The 2015 Yearbooks have arrived. They are available for pickup in the school office. There are extra yearbooks for sale for $48.00.

There are still 5 people who have not paid their 9th grade dues. Please get them paid ASAP. Thank you!

Attention fall play cast: There will be no practice TODAY. Ms. Olson will not be here in the afternoon. There will be practice on Tuesday, September 22, at 7am.

Any 7-12 students who were unable to attend the Knowledge Bowl interest meeting should sign up in the office by Friday, October 2nd.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Carmine (Room 111).  

There will be pep band for the volleyball game on Tuesday. Please be on stage by 6:55 pm. Please note the time as it is a 7:30, not 7 pm.

Attention 10th graders:  Our records show there are still 8 students who have not paid their dues.  The deadline was last Wednesday, please get this taken care of ASAP.  Bring your receipt to either Arlene or Mrs. Smith.

Band Students will be selling Butterbraids until September 23rd. Please see a band student to buy, or contact Mrs. Helland if interested. Thanks!  

The elementary Club’s Choice fundraiser is going on now until September 29th.  Products will be delivered on October 27th.  You may view items online and place orders by following these easy steps:

1.  Go to

2.  Click on “Online Ordering”

3.  Add items to your cart

4.  At Checkout fill in a student name (if you choose) and our Online School Code:  LEST23

Thank you for your support!!

Homework Help be held in Ms. Nelson’s (Grade 3, Room #113) on Mondays and Miss Smith’s Room (Room #148) on Wednesdays from 3 until 5pm.


Detention will be with Miss Olson the week of Sept. 21. Detention is held after school on Wednesday from 3-4 and on Thursday morning from 7-8 and Thursday afternoon from 3-4.

Juniors and Seniors- College Representatives will be visiting LP in the next few months. Please be sure to check outside Mrs. Mattson’s door or her webpage to see representative’s schedules. Sign up with Mrs. Mattson.

Monday, Sep 21, 2015





Hallway Walking  

LP Hallway




Walking is open to the public from 7:00 am to 7:30 am or from 6:30-8:30 nightly M-F during the school year only.


Theater – Fall Play Practice  

Room 147




Volleyball – 7-8 Practice  

Lester Prairie Gym




Football – Practice 9-12  

Lester Prairie High School





Football – 7th-8th Grade Practice  

Lester Prairie High School





Football:Boys JV Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial @ Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Secondary

Bus: 2:55 HT; 3:10 LP


Volleyball:Girls C Game 

Eden Valley-Watkins @ Eden Valley-Watkins High School


Volleyball:Girls JV Game 

Eden Valley-Watkins @ Eden Valley-Watkins High School


CE – Dance  




3 –6 years old: Beginners – Light jazz and beginning ballet 6-6:45pm 1st –3rd grade: Intermediate – Ballet, jazz and tap dancing


Hallway Walking  

LP Hallway





School Board Meeting  

Media Center



Regular Board Meeting


Volleyball:Girls Varsity Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Eden Valley-Watkins @Eden Valley-Watkins High School

Bus: 3:45 LP; 4:00 HT

Kemps Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt item of the week at Prairie Market


Featured in this weeks Prairie Market grocery ad is Kemps Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt, 2/$5 selected 30-48 oz. See Full listing on page 3 in this weeks Herald Journal or click here for complete ad.