Archive for Lester Prairie

Funeral notice: Fanchon Radtke 88, of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Fanchon Radtke, 88, of Lester Prairie, passed away Thursday, June 23 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, June 27, at 11 a.m.  at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with interment following at the church cemetery.

Visitation will take place Monday, June 27 from 9 to11 a.m., two hours prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are with Hantge-McBride-Hughes Funeral Chapels.

LP school board approves revisions to principal’s contract

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The Lester Prairie School Board approved revisions to a new three-year contract for Principal Nathaniel Boyer during the meeting on Monday, June 20.

The revisions come after the school board got word that Boyer had been contacted by other school districts about employment opportunities.

Look for more coverage of Monday’s meeting in the June 27 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.



Water main break causes outage for much of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The City of Lester Prairie has experienced an unexpected water main break. Engineers and city staff are working diligently to restore service. The water will be off for a good portion of the day in a large part of the city. The city hopes to have it restored by 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 22. The city apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Midweek community worship service at Bethel Lutheran, Lester Prairie

Since many people are away on weekends during the summer months, Bethel Lutheran Church is offering a special midweek community worship service once per month during this summer. This month’s service is Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m.
It will be a praise service of about 45 minutes in length in an ecumenical format. People from all denominations are welcome. Communion will be offered for all who wish to participate.
This service provides an opportunity to stay connected with God’s word and find spiritual renewal in the summer months.
Bethel Lutheran is located at 77 Lincoln Avenue in Lester Prairie.

McLeod Co. peace officer appreciation night June 22

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – Because of the rise of officers being hurt or killed in the line of duty, a few citizens of McLeod County decided that the officers of McLeod County deserve an event that shows them the citizens appreciate their hard work.

“I thought I should do something to show appreciation for officers,” said Judy Peik of Brownton. “My goal is to give all residents and businesses the opportunity to show their support for law enforcement.”

The public event will feature the police officers, corrections staff, deputies, posse, and conservation officers of McLeod County, and will take place Wednesday, June 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in the Agribition Building.

Residents of all ages are welcome to attend and give their thanks and support to McLeod County’s peace officers.

There will be music, children’s activities, rock wall climbing, face and hair painting, and balloon art.

Rehmann and Hutchinson Police Chief Dan Hatten will also be present.

Food will be available as well, for free. There will be hot dogs, beans, chips, cookies, popcorn, bottled water, and coffee.

A free will donation would be appreciated, but is not necessary.

For more information, McLeod Citizens Beside the Badge can be found on Facebook at

Meet the candidates Fri.

The Lester Prairie ambassadors candidates will be serving hamburgers and cheeseburgers at Garber’s Meat Market, Lester Prairie from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. Friday June 24.