Archive for Happenings

Early newspaper deadline next week

Deadlines will be 24 hours earlier than usual next week due to Thanksgiving. Editorial and advertising content must be received no later than noon Monday, Nov. 21.

Lester Prairie Sandwich Ministry, Thursday, Nov. 17

The Lester Prairie Sandwich Ministry will meet Thursday, Nov. 17, at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 124 Maple Street North in Lester Prairie. Donations of money, new socks and underwear, and quilts are welcome.

Free banquet for veterans, Friday, Nov. 11

The members of the Lester Prairie American Post 463 and the Auxiliary will be hosting a free banquet on Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m., at the Lester Prairie City Hall. All branches of the service including the National Guard with an honorable discharge are welcome. McLeod County Veterans Services Officer Jim Lauer will talk bout the benefits of Legion membership. Members will let everyone know of Post’s activities and how to take part.  Please RSVP to Ralph Machemehl at 320-224-7863 by Oct. 28, 2022  to let the Legion know  who will be there.

Fall festival Sunday, Oct. 30

Come and join the Fall Festival Sunday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 77 2nd Street Ave. South, Lester Prairie. There will be a meal with a free will offering, silent auction, and a holiday story. There will also be music with Nancy Buckentine and Lowell Schubert. Auction bids will close at 12:45 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner Sunday, Oct. 30

Join us at St. John’s Lutheran Church Howard Lake, 625 12th Ave., for our youth spaghetti lunch fundraiser. The meal will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Youth will be serving spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Dine in or take outs available. Free will donations will be used to support all youth programs.

Fall party Sunday, Oct. 30

First Presbyterian of Howard Lake invites you to their Fall Party on Sunday, Oct. 30. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. This is a free event! There will be a chili contest, games, and prizes. Kids are encouraged to come in costume and will receive a treat bag.  All are welcome to come and taste, judge, or enter the chili contest. There will also be a raffle for a quilt, and a country store with baked goods and other items for purchase. To enter the chili contest, please contact: or call 320-543-2806.