Archive for Happenings

Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie conducting paper drive

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie will conduct a paper drive from Tuesday, Sept. 26 to Wednesday, Oct 4 .Items being accepted include paper,telephone books,catalogs,magazines, cereal boxes, office paper, and cardboard. Items can be dropped off in the trailer in the church parking lot. Organizers request no string around paper, and no pizza boxes with food on them.

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).

Punt, Pass, and Kick Challenge in Winsted Sept. 16


Blood drive in Howard Lake Tuesday, Sept. 12

HOWARD LAKE, MN – A Red Cross blood drive is sheduled Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Orchard Christian Church, 800 5th Ave. Call Donna Haglin, area coordinator, at (320) 543-2444 to make an appointment or for more information. Walk-ins ar accepted, but appointments are preferred. Any person age 17 or older and in good health who weighs 110 lbs. or more and has not donated for 56 days is eligible to give blood. The process takes about one hour.

Annual turkey dinner in Howard Lake set for Sept. 15

HOWARD LAKE, MN – First Presbyterian Church, 721 9th St. in Howard Lake will host its annual turkey dinner Friday, Sept. 15 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door; children age 5 to 12 are $5, and children younger than 5 are free. Reserve by Sept. 13 at the church office (320) 543-2806, and tickets are $10.

Lester Prairie garage sale day is Sept. 16

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie garage sale day will take place Saturday, Sept. 16. See ads in the Sept. 8 Herald Journal classified section.