Archive for Lester Prairie

Funeral notice: Leonard Krueger, 49, of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Leonard Krueger, 49, of Lester Prairie, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at his residence. His funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.  There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are with the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

United Way fund drive coming to Lester Prairie mailboxes

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – United Way of McLeod County encourages citizens to “be the change” during its annual fund drive this fall. Lester Prairie residents can expect to receive donation information in their mailboxes shortly.

Local dollars donated are used with partner agencies and programs addressing established needs in Lester Prairie and McLeod County.

Arnold Seefeldt, 83, of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Arnold Seefeldt, 83, of Lester Prairie, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at his home.  Funeral service will take place Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with interment at the church cemetery.  Visitation will be at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie.

Lester Prairie school bulletin Friday, Oct. 13


Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Oct. 12, 2017

Today’s Menu: Pancakes & Sausage, Hot Ham Sandwich, Broccoli, Peaches, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Chicken Nuggets with Bread or Cheese Quesadilla, Corn or Raw Carrots, Fruit, Milk

The first free lunch for Jr. & Sr. High will be held on Wed., Oct. 18, at Bethel Church. The menu will be BBQ Sandwiches, Chips, Pickles, Corn, Ice Cream Treat.

The Student Council Conference meal is posted on Mrs. Bayerl’s Locker  by Mrs. Afrasiab’s room, please stop by. 

There will not be school on Thursday, Oct. 19 and Friday, Oct. 20 due to Education Minnesota Conferences.

The 4th -6th grade maroon football game has been changed to 5:45.

Mrs. A. Smith is missing one of her classroom calculators.  If you have this please return it to Rm 145.  It is labeled LP-19.  

All football, baseball and softball players: You have until Tuesday, October 17th to get all tickets to the coaches. The tickets must be turned in by that day. The prizes will be awarded at 5:30 (place to be announced).

Holy Trinity’s annual Halloween Bash will be on Friday Oct. 27th. LP students in grades 5-12 are welcome to attend. The permission forms are in the office and are due Monday Oct. 23rd.

Wrestling pictures are Sunday, October 15.  Please meet in the Glencoe High School Parking lot at 3:30 on Sunday, October 15.  We will carpool from there. Seniors – please wear black t-shirts and jeans.

Underclassmen – please wear white t-shirts and jeans.

The LPHT winter sports meeting will be on Monday, October 30th at 5:30pm at Lester Prairie High School.

Conferences will be held for students in kindergarten through 12th grade on Thursday, Oct. 12 and Tues, Oct. 17 from 3:30 to 7:30. Students in grades kindergarten through grade 5 have assigned times. Students in 6-12 do not have assigned times, parents just stop in the classrooms on either night. Flu shots will be available to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 4:30 to 6:30. You may stop in the office and pick up your pre-registration for flu shots.

Mrs. Helland will be available for conferences on Thursday the 12th. If that date does not work for you and you would still like to meet, please email to set up a time.

Parents may pick up their ParentVUE access information in the high school lobby during conferences on Oct. 12 and 17. They will also be available to pick up in the office during normal school hours.

Financial Aid Night will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 in Room 126. Parents and students are welcome to attend!

Homework Help is held with Jan Smith on Monday’s and Jennifer Smith on Wednesday’s.

“Don’t Rock the Boat” rehearsal schedule:

Friday, Oct. 13 – 3pm

Monday, Oct. 16 at 3pm

Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7am

Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 3pm

Monday, Oct. 23 at 3pm (lines memorized!)

Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7am

Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 3pm

Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7am

Friday, Oct. 27 at 3pm

Monday, Oct. 30 at 3pm

Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7am

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017





Hallway Walking  

Lester Prairie High School


Football – Practice 9-12  

Holy Trinity High School


Cross Country: Varsity MCAA Conference Tournament 

Heritage Christian Academy, Legacy Christian Academy, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity, Maranatha Christian Academy, PACT Charter, Southwest Christian, St. Croix Preparatory Academy, Trinity, West Lutheran vs. Spectrum @ Bassett Creek Park – Crystal

Bus Time: 2:00 LP / 2:10 HT


Football: 7/8 Game 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted @ Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted H.S.

One game: 7th & 8th grade combined Bus Time: 3:10 LP / 3:20 HT


Volleyball:Girls C Match 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Legacy Christian Academy @ Legacy Christian Academy


Volleyball:Girls 7/8 Match 

St. Joseph´s Catholic vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie High School

7th grade followed by 8th grade


Volleyball:Girls JV Match 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Legacy Christian Academy @ Legacy Christian Academy


LP Fire Department  

Cafeteria, Cafeteria Hallway

LP Fire Department Judging of Fire Prevention Posters. 5:45 set up and judging from 6 pm-7pm. Tables are needed.


Volleyball:Girls Varsity Match 

Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Legacy Christian Academy @ Legacy Christian Academy

Bus Time: 2:05 LP; 2:15 HT

Conferences today and Tuesday, Oct. 17

New doctor joins Hutchinson Health

SPONSORED POST – Dr. Noah Retka, Hutchinson Health’s newest family medicine physician, loves helping families get well and stay well.

He and his wife both grew up in rural Minnesota and are happy to return to a rural lifestyle.  They have two young children and are excited to raise their family here.

In his free time, Retka enjoys working on home improvement projects, wood working, and being outdoors.

Retka studied chemistry at St John’s University. He was then a laboratory technician at the Mayo Clinic for a number of years. Seeking challenge, he attended medical school at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. He participated in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP), spending the third year of medical school in Duluth. He then did his residency in family medicine in St Cloud.

Retka enjoys caring for patients of all ages.  He does many in-office procedures, including vasectomies, joint injections, skin biopsies, IUD placement/removal, and Nexplanon placement/removal. Wellness exams for patients of all ages, as well as sports physicals, are some of the many aspects of his practice.  He has also been working in Urgent Care.

“I chose family medicine for the breadth and variety,” he said. “I enjoy caring for all members of the family and believe that an awareness of family relationships leads to more comprehensive care.  My philosophy is that patients are best served by being active participants in their care and that my role is to make recommendations to help my patients reach their goals; I am not here to nag, but want my patients to understand the recommendations that we make.”

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Dr. Noah Retka cares for patients of all ages at Hutchinson Health.

Funeral notice: Lowell Johnson, 80, Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lowell F. Johnson, age 80, of Lester Prairie, Minnesota, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, Minnesota.  Memorial service will be Friday, October 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, Minnesota. Gathering of family and friends will be at the funeral home Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, from 4 – 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.