Archive for Happenings

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.

Coffee and donuts at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Drive through/up coffee and donuts, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16, 7:30 – 11 am. Beverages, donuts & cookies. Two locations: St. Peter Lutheran Church and in Prairie Ridge in Lester Prairie.

2 Days Left for DISCOUNTED TICKETS to the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted

SPONSORED POST: One final reminder that there are only 2 Days Left for DISCOUNTED TICKETS to the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. Order online through the afternoon of Friday, Sept., 8th and get General Admission Tickets for $25 ($35 at the Gate).PLEASE PRINT YOUR ORDER EMAIL AND PRESENT AT THE GATE.

For a chance to sample beer, wine, & spirits from more than 20 local and national vendors, look no further than the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. In addition to the sampling, food will be served at the event including burgers, brats, pork chops, pizza, bottled water, & pop.


This 4th annual event will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

Only those 21 and older, with a valid ID, will be allowed to enter. Participants will receive a commemorative mug to use for the 2-ounce beer and wine samples, and they will be able to vote for their favorite beverage.

Tickets can be purchased online at, St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Early bird tickets will be $25 through Sept., 8th 2017. At the gate, tickets will be $35 each. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each, and include a mug and non-alcoholic beverages.

There is no charge for parking.

McLeod County veterans recognition dinner slated Thursday, Aug. 31

SILVER LAKE – A recognition dinner and program for World War II veterans of McLeod County will take place at the Silver Lake American Legion Thursday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. Dinner provided for WWII veteran, spouse, and one guest. Reservatio required (320) 327-2404 or (320) 455-9189. Reservation deadline Aug. 24. Sponsored by Legion  Post 141 and McLeod County Disabled American Veterans.