Archive for Lester Prairie

Funeral notice: John ‘Jack’ Parpart, 70, of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – John “Jack” Parpart, 70, of Lester Prairie, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral services will take place Thursday, Nov. 9  at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with interment at the church cemetery. There will be visitation at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m.; continuing Thursday at the church, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie.

McLeod County Board to consider acceptance of trail grant

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – The McLeod County Board will consider approval of an agreement with the State of Minnesota through the Department of Natural Resources during its Tuesday, Nov. 7 meeting.

This involves acceptance of a grant for the development of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail using Legacy funds which will connect the Dakota trail that starts at the Carver County Line through the City of Lester Prairie ending at County Road 1. Grant Project # GMRPTC 18-06 will use $647,000 Legacy funds, a $33,000 local match from the City of Hutchinson and McLeod County for in-kind engineering services for a total grant of
$680,000. Project to be completed by June 30, 2020.
The meeting will take place at the Glencoe City Center, 1107 11th Street in Glencoe starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Lester Prairie school bulletin Monday, Nov. 6


Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Nov. 6, 2017

Today’s Menu: BBQ, Riblet & Bread or Chicken Nuggets, Green Beans, Hashbrowns, Pears, Milk

Tomorrow’s Menu: Spaghetti with Meat or Plain Sauce, Garlic Bread, Cole Slaw or Carrot Sticks, Banana, Milk

Reminder: 7th & 8th grade girls’ basketball starts today.  They will practice in Lester Prairie from 3:30-5:00.

Senior High Band will be performing for the Veteran’s Day Program on Friday November 10th. Band Students will need to wear their Concert Black for this performance. 

Please release high school band and choir students at 8:45am on Friday November 10th for the Vet’s Day Program.

BOOSTER CLUB will have Winter apparel set up in the school lobby on Thursday November 9th from 5-7pm. Come look and buy. Many items on hand or you can place your order that night also.

Football players, Cheerleaders, and Parents: You are invited to the 2017 LPHT Football Banquet, on Thursday, November 16th, at 6:15 PM. Banquet will be in the LPHS Gymnasium.  

The LP PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) is collecting donations of items and/or money to make gift baskets for the upcoming Winsted Library Silent Auction Fundraiser.  The silent auction will take place during the Winsted Winter Carnival and part of the proceeds will be donated back to Lester Prairie School for purchasing books for the library. We are looking for donations for these theme baskets:  Ice Cream Party (toppings, bowls, cones, etc), Cozy hot cocoa basket (hot cocoa, cups, chocolate, etc), Grandparents survival kit (fun activity items for families to do together), Winter Car Survival Kit (flashlights, snacks, blanket, first aid kit, etc), Bird Watchers Basket (bird books, bird feeders, food, etc), Family Game Night (family movie, games, snacks).  Donations can be brought to the school office by Wednesday, November 8th.  The PTO will be wrapping the baskets at our monthly meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 8th.  Volunteers are needed to help wrap baskets and to bring supplies to help decorate them.

Cross country uniforms can be handed into Mr. Oie sometime before November 7th. Please drop off before or after school and make sure they are washed. 

There will be a cross country banquet at Unhinged in Glencoe on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30p.m. We hope to see all of our runners and their families there. 

Chase Engelke is colleting new unwrapped gifts for his National Honor Society project. He will be giving these gifts to residents at a local nursing home for Christmas. Here are examples of gift items to donate:

lotions, throw/lap blankets, calendars, word find books, robes, baseball sport hats, pajama pants and other items. He is also collecting gift bags for these items. You may donate items to the drop box in the school office or at Cornerstone Hardware. He will be collecting items through Dec. 15th.

There are order forms in the office for Bulldog apparel. Deadline to order is Monday, Nov. 20 and no late orders will be accepted.

The PTO will be hosting a FREE Family Movie Night in the school gym o Friday, November 17th. They will be showing the classic film, Home Alone to kick off the holiday season. Popcorn and water will be provided at no charge. Hope you can make it!

“Don’t Rock the Boat” rehearsal schedule:

Monday, Nov. 6 at 7am and 3pm

Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7am and 3pm

Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7am and 3pm

Thursday, Nov. 9 at 3pm – Dress rehearsal. Everyone must attend.

Friday, Nov. 10 – Performance for the school at 1:15pm. Cast and crew should be dismissed at 11:15am to eat lunch. Cast and crew should report to the stage for hair/make-up and costumes.

Cast and crew should be at the school on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, at 5pm to do hair/make-up and costumes. The performance time is 7pm.

The next free lunch for high school students is on Wed., Nov. 15 at St. Paul’s Church.

Sunday Open gym at Holy Trinity is held from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  Any students 6th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Monday, Nov 6, 2017





Hallway Walking  

Lester Prairie High School


Theater – Fall Play Practice  

Gym Stage


Knowledge Bowl – Practice  

Room 111


Theater – Fall Play Practice  

Gym Stage


Basketball – Practice 7-8 Girls  

Lester Prairie Gym


CE – Dance  



CE – GED/ELL Classes  

Computer Lab


CE – Adult Fitness  

LP Hallway

LP parking ban

The annual citywide parking ban in Lester Prairie went into effect Nov. 1. Parking is prohibited on any city street from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 through April 1.

LP flushing hydrants

LESTER PRAIRIE – Weather permitting, the Lester Prairie maintenance department will be flushing water hydrants the week of Nov. 6. Temporary drops in water pressure and water discoloration may occur. Residents are advised to let water run clear before washing white or light-colored clothes.

Funeral notice: Willard C. Parpart, 84, of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Willard “Willie” Carl Parpart, 84, of Lester Prairie, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. There will be visitation Thursday, Nov. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. A private family celebration of life and interment in the church cemetery will take place Friday, Nov. 3. The Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie is handling the arrangements.