Archive for Lester Prairie

LP School Board to approve 2019-2020 calendar

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The Lester Prairie School Board will conduct its annual reorganizational meeting at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. This will include oaths of office. annual designations, and election of officers.

The regular board meeting will follow the reorganizational meeting. Items on the agenda include approval of the 2019-2020 school calendar and a presentation regarding the senior class trip.

The meeting will take place in the school media center.

Public meeting at LPS Wednesday

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – There will be a public meeting Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the media center at Lester Prairie School, to allow people to ask questions and give input on the survey and potential ideas.  Tours of the school will also be provided to anyone who is interested..

Lester Prairie school bulletin Wednesday, Dec. 19


Lester Prairie School Bulletin

Dec. 19, 2018


Today’s Menu: Pancakes & Sausage or Ham Sandwich, Cole Slaw, Lettuce Salad, Apple Sauce, Milk


Tomorrow’s Menu: Cheeseburger Casserole with Bread or Deli Sandwich, Steamed Green Beans, Steamed Carrots, Pears, Milk


The next free lunch for junior and senior high school students is TODAY at Bethel Church.


Congratulations to Alice Daak for winning the candy count contest!  There were 158 pieces of candy in the jar and Alice guessed 160.  Way to go Alice!!!!!


Congratulations to this year’s Spelling Bee contestants:  5th grade – Gael Lopez & Mallorie Torry, 6th grade – Mattie Schultz & Jurney Dammann, 7th grade – Nissa VanDenBroeke & Carl Overbye, 8th grade – Gavin Starr & Nick Guggemos.  These students will compete at the School District Spelling Bee on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the Media Center.  Great job everyone!!!!!


We will not be having a dodgeball tournament Friday.


Attention all students in grades 9 through 12… the Lester Prairie High School Choir is looking for great voices and great people! The end of the first semester is coming in January and it’s an opportunity for students to add choir to your list of classes. If you’re interested in joining in January talk to Mr. Rue or Mrs. Mattson soon. We look forward to having you join!


Knowledge Bowl members: Shirt orders are due THIS AFTERNOON! Please get them to Ms. Carmine by then!


Knowledge Bowl members: If you are attending Saturday, January 5th Knowledge Bowl meet, please let Ms. Carmine know by Friday, December 21st.


The Lester Prairie Gym along with the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms will be closed starting December 27th through January 2 for cleaning and maintenance.


The Student Council will be selling donuts & hot chocolate in the lobby on Dec. 21, cost is $1.00 each.


The weight room will be open on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm, check the activity schedule for any cancellations.

High School and Grades 4-6 Christmas Week (Dec. 17-21) Schedule:

Wednesday:  Christmas Hat and Christmas Socks Day, grades 4-12

Bingo, grades 7-12 and staff

Thursday:  Dress in your Christmas Best Day – Simple dress or pants and polo to formal gown or suit and tie,

grades 4-12

Friday:  Christmas Spirit Day – Dress yourselves out …tinsel, bells, red and green, lights, grades 4-12

Candy Canes, purchased by students in grades 7-12, will be delivered

Candy canes may be purchased by students in grades 7-12 and staff during Sr. and Jr. High Lunches on Dec. 17, 18, 19 and 20.   Candy canes may be sent to elementary students but elementary students may not purchase candy canes. The cost is $1.00 and they will be delivered on Friday, December 21.


K-6 Homework Help will be Monday’s from 3:00-5:00 in Mrs. Smith Kindergarten Room.


7-12 Homework Help is on Wednesday’s from 3:00-5:00 in Ms. Jenn Smith’s room.



The Winsted Cub Scout Pack (Pack 3399) is inviting all elementary students from the surrounding schools to participate in their pinewood derby race this year which will be held on March 9th. They will be selling cars for $5 to anyone wanting to participate. Parents and siblings may participate as well. Please contact Jeremy Mullery with any other questions, information, or to sign up or 507-384-1893.  This is not a school sponsored event.



Names of victims released from fatal McLeod County accident

McLEOD COUNTY – On Monday Dec. 17, at approximately 10:56 p.m., the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of CR 7 and Yacht Ave, northeast of Stewart.

Vehicle one was a 2004 Ford Explorer, owned by Tiffany Dralle, age 25, from Gibbon, and driven by Wayne Bernier, Jr, age 32, from Gaylord, was westbound on CR 7 while vehicle two, a 2010 Dodge Nitro, owned and driven by Bruce Lentz, age 60, from Stewart, was eastbound when the two vehicles collided.

Bernier, Lentz, and Bernier’s passenger, Dralle, were all pronounced dead at the scene, and taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. Lentz and Bernier were wearing their seatbelts. Dralle was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from the vehicle.

There were no witnesses or other occupants in the vehicles at the time of the accident. Also assisting were MN State Patrol, Stewart Fire, and the Buffalo Lake Ambulance.

This case is still under investigation.

LP council trims 2019 levy

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council conducted a special meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18 during which it reduced the 2019 levy by nearly $22,000. Read about it in the Friday, Dec. 21 issue of Herald Journal.

Three fatalities in McLeod County crash

McLEOD COUNTY – The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of CR 7 and Yacht Ave, northeast of Stewart, at 10:56 p.m. Monday night.

Also assisting were MN State Patrol, Stewart Fire, and the Buffalo Lake Ambulance.

As a result, three people were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

More information will be released once the families have been notified. The case remains under investigation.