Archive for Lester Prairie

Dean Perry named new president/CEO of First Community Bank

SPONSORED POST – Dean Perry’s first day as president/CEO of First Community Bank in Lester Prairie and Silver Lake was July 14.

“I’m looking to continue the Jileks’ great family tradition of being involved in the community,” Perry said. “I’ve always worked for family-owned community banks, and this fits really well with my background.”

Perry is originally from the Quad Cities, a group of five communities on the Iowa/Illinois border. He attended college for business administration/finance at the University of Illinois, and got his first job with a bank in Illinois.

Before joining FCB, Perry served as president/CEO at banks in the areas of Willmar, Cokato, and Chisago City.

Perry said the best part of his job is “working with businesses and helping them succeed.”

In addition to helping businesses, Perry is also focused on the success of the Lester Prairie and Silver Lake communities.

“The same philosophies that are important to the Jilek family are important to me, as well,” Perry said. “Given the tragedy that occurred with the passing of Doug Jilek, we want the community to know that we’re here, and we’re going to continue to be here.”

Bank owner/director Sheila Jilek said she is confident that Perry’s experience will be a good fit for the FCB family.

“We’re looking to move forward,” Jilek said.

FCB in Lester Prairie is located at 500 Central Avenue, and can be reached at (320) 395-2515. The Silver Lake branch is located at 201 W Main Street. The phone number is (320) 327-3191.

Wildcats clip Cardinals in Region 7C tournament

In the opening game of the Region 7C Tournament in Brownton Thursday, the Winsted Wildcats defeated the Young America Cardinals 3-2.

With Thursday’s win, the Wildcats are just one win away from advancing to the Class C state tournament.

Winsted will next be in action Sunday, Aug. 3 in Brownton at 1 p.m. and will face either Plato or Watertown.

Wildcats will be in Region 7C playoff action today (Thur., July 31)

The Winsted Wildcats will play the first game of the Region 7C Tournament today (Thursday, July 31) in Brownton. Winsted will face the Young America Cardinals, game time is early at 5:30 p.m.

Luce Line State Trail paving planned for 2015

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – One year from now, it’s likely that paving of the Luce Line State Trail from Winsted to McLeod County Road 115 west of Hutchinson will be underway.

The plan is to seek bids in February, and start paving in spring/summer 2015.

Look for the full story in the Monday, Aug. 4 edition of the Herald Journal.

McLeod County solid waste retrofit project to begin Monday, Aug. 4.

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – McLeod County Solid Waste Director Ed Homan announced the retrofit project to convert the county’s multi-sort recycling system to a single-sort system will begin on August 4th.

Therefore, effective immediately, the 24/7 recycling baskets at the McLeod County Solid Waste Facility, located at 1065 5th Avenue SE in Hutchinson will be temporarily located to the southeast corner of the facility site.This location is visible from 5th Avenue SE and located in the front parking lot of the building. The public will still be able to access the appliance/e-waste, problem material, and Household Hazardous Waste programs on the west side of the building. Any questions may be directed to McLeod County Solid Waste at or 1-800-335-0575.

LP/HT fall sports meeting is tonight (Monday, July 28)

The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity fall sports meeting will take place Monday, July 28 at the city park in Lester Prairie.

Anyone planning on participating in fall activities needs to attend.

It will also be picture night – all grade 9-12 football players should wear their shoulder pads, maroon jersey, and gold pants, while all grade 4-8 players should wear shoulder pads, maroon jersey, and white pants. If a player wants an individual photo with his helmet, he should bring it.

Times are as follows:

Football – grades nine through 12 at 5 p.m.; grades seven and eight at 5:45 p.m.; and grades four through six at 6:15 p.m.

Volleyball, cheerleading, and cross country – at 7 p.m.