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Howard Lake teen passes away; counseling to be offered for students

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – An email was sent to Dassel-Cokato School District staff this afternoon (Friday, Sept. 22) regarding DC sophomore Jacob MacDonald of Howard Lake.

Jacob was airlifted to Children’s Hospital Sept. 16 after suffering from a severe food allergy reaction. At that time, he was put into an induced coma and placed on life support.

The email stated that Jacob’s mother contacted the school to report that Jacob had died. She wanted everyone to know that Jacob went peacefully and did not suffer.

The school email noted: “We know that the news of Jacob’s death may cause strong, varied reactions and we want to support each other as best we can. Please seek out support today as you need.”

School officials have confirmed that the football game at Watertown-Mayer High School tonight will still be played. Jacob was a member of the football team, wearing jersey number 34.

Special counseling services for students will be available in the media center Monday, Sept. 25.

A story about Jacob’s prayer vigil was printed in today’s edition of the Herald Journal:

HT announcements Sept. 22

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Garlic Cheese Bread, Marinara Sauce, Salad, Fruit, Milk

3:30 – VB & CC practice at LP

3:30 – JHVB practice at HT

NO Jr. High FB practice

7:00- FB – A – Janesville-Waldorf- Pemberton – bus leaves at 3:15

There will be a fan bus going tonight to the football game tonight to JWP – bus will leave HT at

4:30, please be here by 4:15. Sign up at the office by noon if you plan on going. Cost is $5.00.

A reminder to students to get out this weekend and get donations for the marathon. The next

turn in day will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 th . We need everyone to do their part so that we can reach

our school goal. Anyone interested in getting donations after weekend masses should talk to

Mr. Meuleners.

Volleyball C-Team will play tomorrow at Mound. The bus will leave HT at 8:10am.

The Cross Country team will be going to Milaca tomorrow – their bus will leave HT at 7:40am.

HLWW work session to start at 7 p.m. Monday

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – The Monday, Sept. 25 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the high school media center. (Normally, meetings start at 6 p.m.)

Agenda items include approving certification of the payable 2018 property tax levy, a discussion about the National Honor Society, and a World’s Best Work Force presentation.

Look for coverage in the Friday, Sept. 29 edition of the Herald Journal.

Girl Scout kickoff event planned in Winsted Sunday, Oct. 1

WINSTED, MN – A kickoff event for those interested in learning about or registering for Girl Scouts is set for Sunday, Oct.1 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hainlin Park in Winsted. There will be songs, crafts, games, and a snack. Those who are unable to attend but would like to register their daughters or become a troop leader may contact Lisa Baumann at (320) 485-7476. Attendees are asked to RSVP by Sept. 29 by emailing Lisa at to ensure enough supplies are available (Note: the email address published in the Sept. 22 issue of Herald Journal was incorrect).

Funeral notice: Arthur Scherping, 78, of Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Arthur “Art” Scherping, 78, of Winsted, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with interment at the church cemetery. There will be visitation at the church Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; continuing Thursday, one hour prior to the Mass. Arrangements are with the Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted.

Winsted to accept website proposal Tuesday

WINSTED, MN – At the Tuesday, Sept. 19 Winsted City Council meeting, one item on the agenda is to consider accepting a proposal from GovOffice Web Solutions for redevelopment of the city’s website, at a cost not to exceed $6,384.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the council chambers. A work session will take place in the Lewis Room prior, starting at 5 p.m.

Look for coverage of both meetings in the Friday, Sept. 22 edition of the Herald Journal.