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Howard Lake summer rec offers ball games, trips, activities for youth

The Summer Recreation, Exploration, Art, Challenge, Happy and Healthy (REACH) program in Howard Lake offers a variety of activities and trips in the upcoming weeks.

Area youth are also encouraged to participate in the Howard Lake Good Neighbor Days events, Howard Lake Public Library programs, and summer reading.


Boys’ baseball and girls’ softball for ages 5 through completed grade six will be offered Monday, June 12 through Friday, July 21 at Yager Field, 9th Street and 9th Avenue in Howard Lake.

Daytime practices and games are scheduled.

Wednesday afternoons and Fridays will include activities such as soccer, kickball, and dodgeball.

To ensure receiving a summer recreation T-shirt, registrations must be received by Thursday, June 1.

Registrations for baseball and softball will not be accepted by phone.

A registration form is available at Howard Lake City offices, the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Community Education office, or online at, click on Community Education, Youth Activities, youth Summer Rec City of HL.

Registrations are to be returned to the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Community Education office.

Trips, activities

A trip to Valleyfair in Shakopee is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28.

A trip to the Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees is planned for Wednesday, July 19.

A variety of activities for youth will be offered in the commons at MAWSECO, 720 9th Avenue in Howard Lake. Activities include: Art, Craft and a Story; Got-a-Minute Games; Fossils – Reading the Rocks; Chess Camp; Back Yard Science; Take Apart – What’s Inside?; Lego Construction Challenge; Air Dry Sculpture; Slime Making; and a Pencil Drawing class.

For more information, call the city office at (320) 543-3670.

Round one winner of Cutest Pet Contest announced

MINNESOTA – The winner of the first round of the Cutest Pet Contest is Sister Mary “Cookie,” owned by Michael Thoennes. Prize money will be distributed once the entire contest is complete, as a pet could win more than one category.
The top 30 pets have advanced to “round two,” which begins Thursday, May 25. The third and final round of voting will begin Thursday, June 1. Votes do not carry over from one round to the next.
Part of the voting proceeds will be donated to the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter in Hutchinson.
The pets that didn’t advance will still be included in the Cutest Pet Contest Special Edition of the Herald Journal and Enterprise Dispatch.
As a reminder, voting rules are pasted below.
Sister Mary "Cookie"

Sister Mary “Cookie”

Voting is open to the general public, limited to persons 18 years of age or older.  Each vote costs 50 cents.  There is no limit to the number of votes a person can make.  Voting totals will be posted online as they are received.

Voting will be done in three rounds. The first round of voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. (CST) Thursday, May 18, 2017 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  Votes may be submitted in-person or by mail at Herald Journal/Enterprise Dispatch office, or online.  Mailed and in-person votes must be received by 4:00 p.m. on May 23.  The top 50% of entries receiving votes during Round One will move on to the second round of voting.   VOTES FROM ROUND ONE DO NOT CARRY OVER TO ROUND TWO. 

The second round of voting will begin 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 and end at 11:59 p.m  Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  Mailed and in-person votes must be received by 4:00 p.m. on May 30.   The top 50% of entries receiving votes during Round Two will move on to the third and final round of voting.   VOTES FROM ROUND TWO DO NOT CARRY OVER TO ROUND THREE.

The final round of voting will begin 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017  and end at 11:59  p.m  Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  Mailed and in-person votes must be received by 4:00 p.m. on June 6.

Online votes may be cast at or using a valid credit card including MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.  The minimum amount of votes purchased online with a credit card is $5.00.  Credit card transactions are non-cancelable and non-refundable. If your credit card is declined for any reason, no vote will be submitted on your behalf.  Charges for voting online will appear on your credit card statement as “Online Contest-APT” from Advanced Prepress Technologies, Inc., Burbank, CA.  Your computer must accept cookies, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking.  Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so it does not interfere with processing your entry.

HLWW hiring process to be discussed Monday

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – The Monday, May 22 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting has a full agenda, including discussion about school/district parent involvement plans, math curriculum reports, an update on “unplugged week,” discussion about lyceums, a review of the district’s hiring process, and more.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Monday, May 29 edition of the Herald Journal.

Area Memorial Day plans announced

Area Memorial Day programs are set for the morning of Monday, May 29, providing a variety of options for remembering fallen soldiers.

Martin Krueger American Legion Post 407 and its Ladies Auxiliary will begin Winsted’s Memorial Day observance with a Naval tribute at Mill Reserve Park at 8:45 a.m. There will be a worship service at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 9:15 a.m.

In Howard Lake, members of American Legion Post 145 will assemble at the St. James Lutheran Church parking lot at 9 a.m. and then march to the city cemetery, where the program will begin at 9:15 a.m.

The Ray Kirkpatrick American Legion Post 463 in Lester Prairie will host a Memorial Day program at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Service Member Memorial in Central Park.

Charles Claessens Legion Post 305 and Auxiliary Unit will observe Memorial Day with services Monday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m. in Railroad Park in Waverly.

The New Germany American Legion Memorial Day program will begin at 9 a.m. at the Crow River Cemetery in New Germany, followed by stops at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Cemetery in New Germany, 10 a.m. at St. John’s Cemetery in Hollywood, 10:20 at Methodist Cemetery in Mayer, and 10:30 at Zion in Mayer, where there will be a program.

For additional details, see the May 22 edition of the Herald Journal.

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Waverly welcomes Revival Dance Academy

It’s easy to see when someone is passionate about their work.  Stephanie Martinson practically glimmers with it as she discusses her new venture, Waverly’s Revival Dance Academy.

“Miss Stephanie,” as her students call her, has been dancing her entire life, and teaching for nearly a decade.

She was devastated when the studio she worked for closed last August.  “I wasn’t done teaching,” she said.  “The ballet program was mine, and I was having fun.”

Soon, Martinson was dreaming of a studio of her own.  She eventually found herself poking around in an old red building in downtown Waverly.

For the whole story, see the May 22 edition of the Herald Journal.

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HLWW bulletin for Thursday, May 18

Tuesday the JV Girls won the JV/JH Girls portion of the Maple Lake meet.

Maddie Hertzog won medalist for the girls with a 56 followed closely by Katie Moen with a 57.

The Cabinetry class field trip to Dura Supreme has been cancelled- students should be in regular classes today.

Girls Basketball: ​Meeting – Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 am in Mr. Baumann’s room for all girls going into grades 9-12 interested in playing basketball next year. We will be discussing the summer schedule, camps/clinics, strength and conditioning program and expectations. Please let Mr. Baumann know if you are unable to attend the meeting.

RUN FOR THE LAKERS: ​Saturday, June 24 at 9 am. Registration forms can be found at

SENIOR PICTURES: Seniors, please post your pictures on the glass wall, and under classmen, if you want to get a picture from one of the seniors, please make sure to get your name on the ones you want, they will be taken down today.

Bass Classic on Howard Lake – Fishing Tournament: On Saturday, June 3, HLWW Wrestling is hosting its Second Annual Bass Classic on Howard Lake. The winning team (2 anglers/boat) wins a prize of $1,000. The 2nd place team receives $500. The tournament runs from 7 am – noon. For more information see Mr. Puncochar or check out the information at -Info

The Midwest Elite Basketball Camp: will be returning to Howard Lake this summer. The And One Camp is a 2 day camp which costs $105 and includes ten hours of instruction (five hours each day). The camp will be held in the high school gym on June 22-23. This camp is for all girls going into grades 7-12 next year. If you are interested, please pick up a camp form in the high school or middle school office. Checks can be made out to ISD 2687. Forms can be turned into Kayti in the high school office. Questions contact Rick Baumann. ALL forms & money need to be turned into Kayti or Rick Baumann by Monday, June 5.

SELF DEFENSE CLASS: ​The student council will be holding a self-defense seminar TODAY May 18, 3 to 4 pm. This is a one-time course that is directed towards young women in preparation for college and life after high school. Men can also come as well, only as long as they are serious. Come and learn to protect yourself! If you have any questions, please talk or email Caresa Kosek. Look for flyers in the hallways.

Baccalaureate: May 31 at 7:30 pm in the High School Auditorium. Pastor Jake will be doing the service.

SUMMER STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING: ​Is for 7-12th grade students. Three different sessions are available starting June 12. Seventy per person, with a $100 family max. Forms are in the HS Office to be picked up.

Students:​ You are NOT ALLOWED to park in staff parking. Staff comes at different times during the day, so if you are late/leave and come back, those are still reserved for staff. YELLOW Lines are reserved for staff parking and the white lines are for student parking.