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Holy Trinity High School Nov. 21 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Cheese Quesadilla, Brown Rice, Carrot/Celery Sticks, Fruit

3:30 – JHGB practice at LP

3:30 – JHBB practice at HT

4:30 – GBB practice at LP

4:30 – BBB practice at HT

The girls’ basketball team will have a scrimmage tomorrow at Jordan. The bus will leave Lester Prairie at 7:30am.

The boys’ basketball team will travel to Sleepy Eye tomorrow for a tourney. The bus will leave Holy Trinity at 11:40am.

We will have mass on Monday so please remember to dress up.

Messages: Jason Entinger, Shane, Katlyn, Andrew Merz, Elijah, Lauren, Silvia, William Snegosky, Jack Luhman, Ellen Mielke, Collin, Evie, Roman, Scott, Katie Yang, Katie Albers.

Video: Dunwoody center in Winsted featured on KARE 11

WINSTED, MN – Click here to see the footage KARE 11 took of the Dunwoody training center in Winsted Thursday afternoon. The new facility (located in the former NAPA building) currently has 11 students enrolled in its fast-track welding program.

Enrollment is open for spring semester, which begins in March. Look for coverage of Dunwoody’s open house and ribbon cutting in the Monday, Nov. 24 edition of the Herald Journal.

Winsted plans to keep 1.7-percent levy increase

WINSTED, MN – When Winsted’s 2015 budget is finalized in December, it’s likely the council will approve a levy that’s 1.7 percent higher than last year.

When adjusted for inflation, the levy increase amounts to zero, according to City Administrator Clay Wilfahrt.

The council discussed lowering the budget at the Nov. 18 work session, but was hesitant to make any cuts. Mayor Steve Stotko said he wants to do what’s best for the city long-term, and he’d rather see small regular increases instead of risking a sudden jump.

With a 1.7 percent increase, a home valued at $150,000 will pay $1,121 in city tax, which is $39 higher than in 2014. Commercial properties are calculated differently; and a business property value of $1 million would pay $17,090 in city tax, which is $601 higher than last year.

Employee health insurance costs came in $9,834 less than the city originally planned, which allows for some flexibility in the budget. One option the council discussed was to keep the budget at its preliminary amount (the 1.7 percent increase) and put the $9,834 into the capital improvement fund.

Another option would be to reduce the total levy by that amount, which would result in a 0.8 percent levy increase, instead of 1.7 percent.

Wilfahrt recommended leaving the budget at a 1.7 percent increase. He noted that JOBZ is sunsetting in 2015 and will add about 5 percent to the city’s 2016 net tax capacity, and that the construction of Dollar General and the addition to Drill Pipe Manufacturing will significantly add to the tax base.

Water/sewer increases
Separate from the regular levy, the council plans to approve an 8 percent increase in sewer rates and a 2 percent increase in water rates.

The purpose of the increase is to build reserves for water future water projects and help fund wastewater treatment facility improvements.

With the increase, the minimum for sewer would be $7.20 instead of $6.67; and sales per 1,000 gallons would increase from $8.43 to $9.10.

Bulldog Basketball Shoot-a-Thon Fri., Nov. 28

The fourth annual Bulldog Basketball Shoot-a-Thon will take place Friday, Nov. 28 at the Lester Prairie High School gym.

The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity Bulldog basketball players have collected pledges for every shot they make. They will each shoot a total of 100 shots.

The shoot-a-thon raises funds for the Bulldog basketball programs.

The evening begins at 5 p.m. with the junior high boys and girls shooting till 6 p.m.

From 6 to 7 p.m., the C-squad and junior varsity boys and girls will shoot.

At 7 p.m., the varsity boys and girls will shoot until 8 p.m.

Starting at 8 p.m., there will be a varsity girls and alumni scrimmage up to 9 p.m.

This is a great chance to preview the basketball players for the 2014-15 season.

Prizes will be given away throughout the night to players and spectators, and admission is free. Concessions will also be available.

Prizes will be donated by the Lester Prairie Booster Club.

Sixth annual Turkey Tagalong 5k in Howard Lake

The sixth annual Turkey Tagalong 5k will be Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 27) in Howard Lake.

All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted softball program.

If you pre-register by Monday, Nov. 17, the cost is either $15 (short-sleeve T-shirt) or $20 (long-sleeve T-shirt). Add $5 for any registration after Nov. 22, and you won’t be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Registration and the race will begin at the HLWW middle school parking lot – registration starts at 8 a.m., and the race will begin at 9 a.m.

The race is being sponsored by C&C Embroidery and KG Realty, Kelli Burau.

For additional information, contact Kelli Burau at

Holy Trinity High School Nov. 20 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Hamburgers/ Bun, Sweet Potato Fries, Fruit

In regards to students who drive to practices: in accordance with our insurance here at school, you may not transport other students to practices or games unless you are 21 years of age. Students who do not drive yet will have to take the practice bus to practices.

3:30 – JHGB practice at LP

3:30 – JHBB practice at HT

4:30 – GBB practice at LP

4:30 – BBB practice at HT

Mr. Kulzer will be praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the chapel tomorrow morning at 7:45am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Messages: Jenna Dolezal