Archive for Winsted

City administrator offer extended in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – After interviewing three city administrator finalists Wednesday, the Winsted City Council has extended an offer to Adam Birkholz for the position. Birkholz has been the community development coordinator in Lester Prairie since 2015.

The other two finalists were Amanda Ziedler (current deputy city clerk in Winsted) and Luke Lewis (a private consultant for 5 Sails Consulting in Missouri). Patty Fitzgerald, who is serving as interim city administrator, noted that all three were strong candidates.


HLWW School Board to hear ‘World’s Best Workforce’ plan update

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Monday, Sept. 24 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is a “World’s Best Workforce” plan update. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

Another item is an update regarding the Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS) program.

Look for coverage of the meeting in the Friday, Sept. 28 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here for subscription information.

PHOTO GALLERY: Holy Trinity homecoming coronation

WINSTED, MN – The energy was high at Holy Trinity High School’s homecoming coronation in Winsted Wednesday night.

Check out our photos here, and in the Friday, Sept. 21 edition of the Herald Journal. 

One highlight was the crowning of the 2018 homecoming king, Michael Dietz, and homecoming queen, Katlyn Pokornowski. Other royalty candidates included Anna Ho, Vy Duong, Adam Cuhel, Matthew Fasching, Nicholas Grgas, and Joshua Millerbernd.

Another bright spot was the presentation of Holy Trinity’s awards. First was the Distinguished Alumni award, given to Tom Scherping from the class of 1984. Scherping and his siblings took over AWI Manufacturing in Winsted in 2004, and the business has grown into a 100,000-square-foot facility. It was noted that Scherping has made the community a better place with his generosity and kind heart. AWI Manufacturing has made several sizeable donations to Holy Trinity School and other local causes.

The second person recognized was Judy Langenfeld, for the Holy Trinity Leadership Award. Langenfeld moved to Winsted in 1977, and has been a humble and dedicated volunteer ever since. She was one of the founders of the Winstock Country Music Festival, and retired from the committee this year. She has also been involved with the lakefront improvements, Meals on Wheels, Holy Trinity’s Spring Fling, and more.


HT alumni band members sought

WINSTED, MN – Alumni band members from Holy Trinity High School in Winsted are welcome to play in the pep band before the homecoming football game Friday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided, all skill levels are welcome. Contact band director Ed Wendt Jr. at 320-485-5601, or

Community meal in Winsted Thursday

WINSTED, MN – St John’s Lutheran Church, Winsted will host a community meal Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. The meal is free, but donations are accepted. This will be a complete meal with a main dish, sides, dessert, and beverages. All are welcome, as this is intended as a community fellowship opportunity. Anyone wishing to help, or in need of transportation to the meal may contact the church at 320-485-2522.

HT School announcements Sept. 17

 Today’s Lunch:  Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Salad, Fruit, and Milk

 3:30 – FB practice at LP

4:00 – CC – A – Glencoe – bus leaves at 2:15 – runners excused at 2:00

4:15 – JHVB – A – NYA – bus leaves at 3:00 –players excused at 2:45

4:30 – JHFB – A – Sibley East – bus leaves at 3:00 – players excused at 2:45

5:30/7:00 – VB – A – Kaleidoscope Charter – bus leaves at 3:34

 Tomorrow’s theme day is Spirit Day, however, we have Mass first at 8:15 so you will need to dress up in Mass attire first.  You may bring your spirit wear and you will be able to change after mass.