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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.

Funeral notice: Timothy D. Warden, Jr., 21, of Winsted

WINSTED, MN – Timothy Dean Warden Jr., 21, of Winsted, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Dassel. A memorial service will take place Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, with Fr. Joseph A. Steinbeisser officiating. Interment of the urn will take place at a later date. There will be a time to gather with the family Thursday, May 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, as well as one hour prior to the service Friday.

Lions cook-out Thursday and Friday in Winsted

The Winsted Lions are hosting a cookout Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., in front of Glenn’s Super Valu, Winsted. Veterans eat for free.

Farewell coffee at Winsted Post Office Friday

Winsted Postmaster, Ann Joos, has accepted a new position with the United States Postal Service. Farewell coffee and cookies will be available to the public on her last day, Friday, May 26. The public is encouraged to stop in during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.

PHOTOS: Holy Trinity High School graduation

WINSTED, MN – Click here to see photos from the May 19 graduation ceremony at Holy Trinity High School in Winsted.

Select photos will be printed in the Monday, May 22 edition of the Herald Journal.