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Kids asked, we listened

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Newspapers aren’t just for adults.

A while back, a few of our youngest readers sent a letter to the editor reminding us of this fact.

Part of the letter states, “Once upon a time, there was a girl and a boy who went to Wisconsin, and we only bought the newspaper for the comics, and the girl even separated the comics from the news. Then they went back to Minnesota and got the newspaper and looked for comics, but NEWS FLASH! There was none! The End.”

As a way to put more kid-friendly content in the paper, we’ve created a “Kidz Korner” featuring a question of the week, jokes, and games.

We hope children will enjoy reading this section, and we welcome your feedback. Send comments to scray@heraldjournal.com or call (320) 485-2535.

Here’s a look at our first section, which is in the Monday, Aug. 22 edition of the Herald Journal:

Look for the children's section in each issue of the Herald Journal.

Look for the children’s section in each issue of the Herald Journal.

 

Solar presentation at the Monday, Aug. 8 HLWW meeting

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Monday, Aug. 8 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is a solar presentation from Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Monday, Aug. 15 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe in print or online.

Bus contract awarded at HLWW

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – In an effort to alleviate a bus driver shortage, make routes safer for students, and save money, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board members approved contracting transportation with 4.0 School Services July 11.

The quote from 4.0 (and cost savings) has not been made public yet because the district is still negotiating the contract details, according to Superintendent Brad Sellner.

The contract with 4.0 is contingent upon negotiations with the bus driver’s union, which is part of Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Look for the full story in the Monday, July 18 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

HLWW to approve teacher contracts

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Monday, July 11 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is the approval of negotiated teachers’ contracts.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. A few other topics at the meeting will include a review and possible action regarding transportation services, approval of a post-retirement health care savings arrangement for teachers, and a review of the district’s level III grievance proceedings.

Look for coverage in the Monday, July 18 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

HLWW chooses playground vendor

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – A playweb net, swings, slides and other recreational equipment purchases for the middle school/high school campus were approved at last Monday’s Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting.

The school negotiated pricing with two companies over the past month. The entity chosen, Midwest Playscapes in Chaska, provided a quote of $74,300.

Flagship Recreation (partnering with Landscape Structures in Delano) provided a quote of just under $87,000, which was over the board’s maximum of $80,000.

“We’ve had very good experiences with both companies, and we feel the two drawings [of playground equipment] are as equal to each other as we could possibly get,” Superintendent Brad Sellner said.

Board members Paul Bravinder, Lacy Detlefsen, Dwayne Diers, Joanie Lasiuk, and Jamie Wiech voted in favor, and Board Member Charles Bush voted opposed. Board Member Michelle Heuer abstained.

Look for more school board coverage in the June 20 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.

 

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HLWW to approve activity passes for students and families

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – One item on the agenda for the Monday, June 13 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board meeting is approval of three sport/activity student and family passes.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the high school media center. Look for coverage in the Monday, June 20 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here to subscribe online or in print.