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HLWW special election cost nearly $5K

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Because of state law, the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District had to spend $4,866 to chose a new school board member last month, Superintendent Brad Sellner reported at last Monday’s school board meeting..

Since July 2015, Minnesota law has required a special election for vacancies with more than one year left on the term. The term of Jesse Tintes, who moved out of the area last fall for a new job opportunity, was set to expire in January 2017. He resigned in October 2015, a few months over the one-year mark.

HLWW’s special election took place April 19, and Lacy Detlefsen was elected to fill the vacancy, with 50 votes. Six-hundred ballots were ordered, and a total of 56 people voted (six were write-in votes.)

“There is a way the school board can do this without being forced to have an election and spend all that money,” Sellner said, explaining that it would have been more cost-effective for the board to appoint Detlefsen instead.

The current state statute notes, “If one year or more remains in the unexpired term, a special election must be held under subdivision 1. If less than one year remains in the unexpired term, the school board may appoint a person to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term, unless the vacancy occurs within 90 days of the next school district general election, in which case an appointment shall not be made and the vacancy must be filled at the general election.”

Look for more school board coverage in the Monday, May 30 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

Holy Trinity High School May 24 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Chicken Gravy/Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Veggies, Dinner Roll, Fruit

3:30 – Track & BB practice at LP

4:30 – SB Sections – HLP– Mayer Lutheran

The following girls need to turn in their clean softball uniforms, Julia, and Maddie.

Students with ipads need to turn the ipads and the chargers in tomorrow, Wednesday. Make sure to take them home tonight and charge them up.

The following students need to get their 4 th quarter service hour forms turned in: Tanner, Jazmine, Maddie, Felicia, Adam, Steph and Darla. This is part of your Religion grade so you need to get the forms turned in.

HLWW to discuss senior class incentives

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Discussion about incentives for senior class students is one item on the agenda for the Monday, May 23 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting, which will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

A few other topics include transportation, budget items, activity passes, iPads vs. Chromebooks, and special election costs.

Look for coverage in the Monday, May 30 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

PHOTO GALLERY: Holy Trinity High School 2016 graduation

WINSTED, MN – Click here to see photos from the May 20 graduation ceremony at Holy Trinity High School. A few photos will be printed in the Monday, May 23 edition of the paper.

Holy Trinity High School May 19 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Chicken Patty, Lettuce, Pickles, Baked Beans, Fruit

Michael Bickman and Frank Dolezal still need to turn in their 4th quarter service hours.

3:30 – Track, (9-12)SB & (9-12) BB practices at LP

We will have mass tomorrow at 8:15 – please remember to dress up – Seniors need to be at church by 8:00 and please remember your caps and gowns.

The Winsted Ambassador Program is in need of young women to run and represent the great town of Winsted. You must be between the ages of 16-19 by May 1, 2016. Please consider running for ambassador – it’s a great opportunity to represent your town and to meet lots of great people. If you have questions ask current ambassadors Alicia Swartzer and Mariah Lenz.

Students in grades 6-12 interested in going to Valley Fair can sign up at the high school office and pick up a permission slip.

Holy Trinity High School May 17 announcements

WINSTED, MN – Lunch for Today: Turkey Subs, Lettuce, Pickles, Peas, Fruit

3:30 – BB practice at LP

3:30 – JHSB practice at LP

4:00 – MCAA Track – A – Hastings- bus leaves at 1:25 – students excused at 1:15

4:15 – JHBB – HLP – NYA

5:30 – JV/VSB – A – Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s – bus leaves at 3:00 – players excused at 2:50

There will be tutoring tomorrow morning at 7:30 in Ms. Fasching’s room. Tutors are: Steph,Emily Darsow, Nicole Entinger, Amanda, and Shelby. This will the last Wednesday for tutoring for this school year.

The seniors will have their retreat tomorrow at 8:15.

Seniors are reminded to get your 4 th quarter service hour forms turned in to your religion teacher as soon as possible.