Archive for Winsted

School open house this week

The following school open houses/orientation has been scheduled this week:
Monday, Aug. 29 – Howard Lake Waverly Winsted kindergarten orientation 5 to 6:15 p.m.; Lester Prairie Schools new student orientation 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 30 – Humphrey and Winsted Elementary, 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 31 – Lester Prairie Schools 4 to 7 p.m. HLWW Middle School, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and HLWW High School 5 to 7 p.m.

Kids asked, we listened

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Newspapers aren’t just for adults.

A while back, a few of our youngest readers sent a letter to the editor reminding us of this fact.

Part of the letter states, “Once upon a time, there was a girl and a boy who went to Wisconsin, and we only bought the newspaper for the comics, and the girl even separated the comics from the news. Then they went back to Minnesota and got the newspaper and looked for comics, but NEWS FLASH! There was none! The End.”

As a way to put more kid-friendly content in the paper, we’ve created a “Kidz Korner” featuring a question of the week, jokes, and games.

We hope children will enjoy reading this section, and we welcome your feedback. Send comments to or call (320) 485-2535.

Here’s a look at our first section, which is in the Monday, Aug. 22 edition of the Herald Journal:

Look for the children's section in each issue of the Herald Journal.

Look for the children’s section in each issue of the Herald Journal.


Community fellowship meal at St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Winsted will host a community meal Thursday, Aug. 25 with serving to begin at 5:30 p.m.
This will be a free meal, but is certainly open to donations to support. It will be a complete meal with a main dish, a couple of sides, dessert, and beverages.
All are welcome to this meal as it is intended to be a community fellowship opportunity.
Individuals wishing to help or in need of transportation to the meal, contact the church at (320) 485-2522.

Winsted Lions cook-out Aug. 26 & 27

The Winsted Lions will grill hamburgers, hot dogs and brats Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glenn’s Super Valu, Winsted.

Winsted music in the park

The Winsted Lions will sponsor Kevin Doely, a musical ventriloquist Thursday, Aug. 25. Music will begin at 7 p.m. at Mill Reserve Park, Winsted. Free ice cream will be served.

St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival Sept. 10

SPONSORED POST. St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Winstock ground in Winsted. Wine sampling is from 2-6 p.m. Order tickets online at