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HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009


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HOWARD LAKE Home of the Good Neighbor

Howard Lake Facts • Commuting Distance: 35 miles west of Twin Cities on Hwy 12 36 miles south of St. Cloud 25 miles northeast of Hutchinson • Community Events: Good Neighbor Days in June Wright County Fair in July/August Arts/Crafts Show in November Community Expo in March

• Built on the beautiful shores of Howard Lake, Dutch Lake, and Mallard Pass • Population: 2,016 (2009 estimate)

One of the Best Fishing Lakes in Central Minnesota

Close Proximity to Fine Parks & Recreational Facilities of All Kinds

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• HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009 •

Advertiser Index

Table of Contents Howard Lake - welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Government directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Howard Lake Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Howard Lake Fire Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Recreation is on the rebound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Peaceful parks and trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Middleville Township . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Victor Township . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Local organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-21 Howard Lake map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Howard Lake postal routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 HLWW school district/map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-26 HLWW school map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 St. James Lutheran School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29 Local churches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Other area churches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Happy homes are plentiful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Good Neighbor Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 It’s all about Howard Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Howard Lake Orphans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-38 Your voice in government. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Wright County Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Howard Lake Business Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-47

Braham-Gilmer Monument Co. ....................................... 15 Burkstrand Agency, Inc.................................................... 10 CenturyLink ..................................................................... 32 City of Howard Lake .........................................Inside cover Codger’s Cove................................................................. 26 Diers Plumbing & Heating, Inc. ....................................... 20 Distinctive Dental Services ...................... Inside back cover Emmy’s Salon ................................................................... 5 Forcier Builders, Inc. ......................................................... 8 Grandpa Ittel’s Meats ...................................................... 18 Herald Journal Novelties ................................................. 12 Herald Journal Printing ...................................................... 9 Herald Journal Sign & Graphics ...................................... 22 Herald Journal ................................................................. 48 Holt Motors ...................................................................... 16 Holt Quick Lane ............................................................... 19 Howard Lake Business Association ........ Inside back cover Howard Lake Drug ............................................ Back cover Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School ........................... 26 Hutchinson Medical Center ............................................. 11 Mid-County Coop .............................................................. 1 Midwest Machinery Co. ..................................................... 3 Mumford Sanitation ......................................................... 10 Pit Stop Convenience ...................................................... 18 Pit Stop Tire & Auto ......................................................... 35 Security State Bank ......................................................... 20 Stellar Health Center ......................................................... 9 The Country Store ........................................................... 17 Winsted Floral ................................................................... 8 Winsted Gentle Dental ...................................................... 5 Zitloff Snowplowing & Lawn Care ..................................... 7

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• HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009 •

By Mayor Richard Lammers est through the Public Facilities Authority for the It has been my pleasure to serve as your mayor, installation of forcemain that provides the city’s and I am looking forward to the exciting challenges connection to the new Annandale/Maple Lake/ to come. The City of Howard Lake is a unique comHoward Lake wastewater treatment facility. munity with rich heritage and strong community The city has been able to utilize this funding values. These values have led the council through to save the residents and businesses of Howard their decision making process, and can be directLake millions of dollars. In addition, a strong ly attributed to our high quality of life in Howard partnership with the neighboring communities of Lake. Annandale and Maple Lake was created that will The council has been faced with many recent fistrengthen the vitality of all three communties. Mayor Richard nancial challenges as a result of the state’s deficit The city is dedicated to the residents and busiLammers and current economic times. The council was able nesses of Howard Lake to help make the city a to weather the storm without cuts to essential sergreat place to be part of. vices, and financially the city is strong as we head We want to continue to offer great service while through these uncertain times. at the same time deliver these services in an efficient manor. In early 2009, the city was awarded approximately $6 mil- Our city council and staff are here to help in any way possible, lion dollars in grant and $4 million in loans at 1 percent inter- so please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Government Directory City of Howard Lake

City Council: Mayor - Richard Lammers, Council members - Tom Kutz, Jan Gilmer, Mike Mitchell, and Pete Zimmerman. The council meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the city hall at 741 6th St., (320) 543-3670, fax (320) 543-3306. The city web site is at http://www.howard-lake.mn.us City Staff:

City Administrator Kelly Hinnenkamp; e-mail: cityadmin@howard-lake.mn.us; City Clerk Gene Gilbert; and Deputy Clerk Dawn Horst.

Police Chief Tracy Vetruba; Patrolmen Eric Anderson and Darek Szczepanik; police station, (320) 543-3670. Public Works Director Tom Goepfert; Street/Building and Grounds Superintendent Tim Kosek; office (320) 543-2318. Building Inspector - Metro West Inspections, 800-223-1720. Fire Chief - Joe Drusch; fire station, (320) 543-2001. Assistant Fire Chiefs – Steve Halverson and Tom Diers. Ambulance Director - Dave Peterson. City Attorney - Charles Paschke. City Assessor - Ken Yager, (320) 963-6219. City Auditors - Conway, Deuth, and Schmiesing. City Engineer - Bolton & Menk, Inc. Civil Defense Director - Craig Lobertmann. Fire Board - Tom Kutz, and Richard Lammers. Community Center/Library Committee - Richard Lammers, and Kelly Hinnenkamp. Economic Development Authority Board - All city council members. Housing Redevelopment Authority Board - All city council members. Liquor Store Committee - Pete Zimmerman, and Tom Kutz. Park Commission - Shelly Reddemann, Mike Mitchell, Darell Main, Jean Schmidt, and April Debner. Personnel Committee - Richard Lammers, and Mike

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City of Howard Lake office staff includes Deputy Clerk Dawn Horst, City Administrator Kelly Hinnenkamp, and Clerk Gene Gilbert. Mitchell. Planning and Zoning Committee - Jean Schmidt, Shelly Reddemann, Fran Wren, Willie Lewis, and Vern Kleve. Police Committee - Tom Kutz, and Richard Lammers. Sewer and Water Committee - Jan Gilmer, and Mike Mitchell. Street Committee - Jan Gilmer, and Pete Zimmerman. Weed Control Officer - Mike Mitchell. Cable/Public Access Committee - Cable Director Andy Krueger, Margaret Marketon, Kendell Kubasch, Donna Reddemann, Tom Kutz, and Mike Mitchell. Official Newspaper - Herald Journal. Official Depository - Security State Bank of Howard Lake.

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Howard Lake council members are Jan Gilmer, Tom Kutz, Mayor Richard Lammers, Mike Mitchell, and Pete Zimmerman.


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• HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009 • Fees Listed below are the various fees you can encounter for such things as licenses, permits, utility hook-ups, or garbage collection. Administrative Dog License .......................................................................... $5 Loose dog fine ............................................................1st - $50 2nd - $100 3rd - $150 Sign permit (per sign).....................................$75 - permanent Cigarette license ................................................................. $50 City staff on private property ...........................$100/hr/person Copies .........................................................................30¢ each Police reports ........................................................25¢ each pg. Special meeting ................................................................ $175 Send or receive fax ................................................ $2 per page Copy of zoning ordinance .................................................. $35 Copy of subdivision ordinance........................................... $35 Copy of comprehensive plan .............................................. $50 City map ............................................................................... $5 Licensing of billiard tables ................................................. $10 Licensing of public dances .................. Determined by council Licensing of electronic machines ......................................... $5 Licensing of mechanical music machines ............................ $5 Licensing of peddlers and solicitors................................... $25 Licensing of transient peddlers ..............................1 day - $10 1 week - $25 1 month - $75 Utility hook-up charges Meter fee (remote read) ............................................... $281.55 Sewer inspection fee........................................................... $30 Water inspection fee ........................................................... $30 New water meter ................................................................ $50 Turn on water ..................................................................... $32 Turn off water ..................................................................... $32

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City maintenance is conducted by Street/Building and Grounds Superintendent Tim Kosek, and Public Works Director Tom Goepfert. Sewer access charge - res. & comm.............................. $4,491 Water access charge - res. & comm. ............................. $3,080 Water meter connect ........................................................... $32 Water meter disconnect ...................................................... $32 Water and sewer utility rates Water........................ $3.15 per 1,000 gallons, $19.87 base rate Sewer ....................... $5.48 per 1,000 gallons, $19.87 base rate

Garbage and recycling 30-gallon per month .............................................$10.70 60-gallon per month .............................................$14.40 90-gallon per month .............................................$15.80 Bi-weekly recycling per month .............................$1.25

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By Chief Tracy Vetruba Howard Lake Police Department The Howard Lake Police Department has focused on leveraging partnerships with other agencies to increase our efficiency in delivering the services our citizens expect. HLPD partnered with Buffalo Police Department and Annandale Police Department in our records management server. We Chief Tracy can also track a person’s involvement with Vetruba the other two departments. We have also recently entered into a partnership with the Buffalo and Annandale police departments in a citation diversion program. The diversion program allows low-level violators to avoid the normal channels of criminal prosecution for minor traffic offenses. The program also requires the violator to take a two-hour class about driving dangers called SMART (Speed Management and Accident Reduction Training). During the class students are shown videos on what happens during a crash. and they are given instruction about behaviors that should be avoided to prevent these types of crashes. Contact the Howard Lake Police Department for more information on this program.

Policing in the age of technology It seems every year new technology presents new challenges in policing. Laws have not kept up until recently with email, text messages, and the Internet. The Howard Lake Police Department has focused on using available resources to meet its needs. It’s tough to stay on top with limited budgets. Policing in a small town limits us in what technology tools we can afford. Getting the most we can for our money is more important

than ever. It seems that every high school student has his or her own cell phone. Many of the middle school students do too. Cell phones present new challenges for school administrators. Many have heard about the new issues with “Sexting.” Often young people don’t consider the consequences of their actions. In a digital age, the information can be easily reproduced and shared among many others. If you discover inappropriate messages or photos on your child’s phone, seek assistance with school officials or the police department so this can be resolved before additional crimes occur.

Overview of the police department The Howard Lake Police Department is a progressive police department that serves the citizens of Howard Lake. The department consists of three full-time officers along with its K-9 Felony, and six part-time officers. We are actively involved in a number of programs that include the following: Nitecap Operation, HLWW MEADA (Methamphetamine Education and Drug Awareness), Safe Schools of HLWW, Safe Communities of Wright County, Region 12 Canine Association, Rivers of Hope Domestic Violence Prevention, and Wright Technical Center Curriculum Committee. Our evening officers, Officer Eric Anderson and Officer Darek Szczepanik, work a night shift that includes patrol, responding to calls, medicals and working with K-9 Felony. They are also assigned to work with the above programs to address the needs of the citizens and work with many community groups. Our part-time officers assist in filling shifts for training, vacations, sick leave, and community events which include the following: Howard Lake Business Expo, child fingerprinting program during the HLWW Community Education Family Night, Good Neighbor Days celebration, and more, along with our non-scheduled events that come up during the year. With the use of K-9 Felony, we are active in our enforcement of narcotics complaints and trafficking along Highway 12. Felony is utilized on the evening patrol seven nights a week. He also performs unannounced searches at the HLWW High School.

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HLPD has sponsored National Night Out events for the last three years. K-9 Felony is on hand to demonstrate his drugsniffing skills. Felony works the night shift and when needed.

To contact the police department... call (320) 543-3670 or email hlpd@howard-lake-mn.us

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By the Howard Lake Fire Department Although called the Howard Lake Fire Department, its role has expanded to many areas over the years. Its purpose remains to protect the citizens of the area. Along with responding to fires of all kinds, it also is called for fire alarms, rescues, lost children and adults, weather watches, storm damage, accidents, and most anything else where people need help. Medical situations account for the most calls. Fire department members also are responsible for running the Howard Lake Ambulance. In 2008, members responded to approximately 300 ambulance calls and 100 fires, rescue, and miscellaneous calls. The Howard Lake Fire Department may have up to 30 members, and of these, there are currently 20 emergency medical technicians. Members are expected to respond to calls seven days a week and 24 hours a day, Required training for all new members include Firefighter One Training and a 120 hour Emergency Medical Technician class. Besides this training, there are two meetings monthly: a business meeting and a training meeting. There are also many other training opportunities members are encouraged to attend including: fire schools, medical conferences, specialized training, and other mandatory and voluntary classes. Over the past several decades, mandatory training has increased in a number of areas. Along with training in fire and medical emergencies, firefighters now must be trained in hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, national incident management systems, mass casualty incidents, and other areas. The Howard Lake Fire Department currently covers the City of Howard Lake, all of Middleville Township, a majority of Victor Township, and parts of Albion Township. The ambulance covers those same areas, as well as the City of Waverly, and parts of Marysville and Woodland townships. For larger incidents that require more equipment or manpower, Howard Lake has mutual aid agreements with all other Wright County fire departments. Funding for the fire department is primarily through tax

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• HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009 • dollars. A fire board, including members of the fire department, Howard Lake City Council, and Middleville and Victor township board members, meet annually to set the department budget. The fire department currently has two fully-equipped pumper trucks, a tanker truck, a heavy rescue unit, a first responder truck, a grass rig, and a Gamm Goat for grass fires. The members also proudly maintain a bit of their past with a 1959 pumper truck and a 1926 Ford Model T pumper truck for parades and special events. Current officers of the Howard Lake Fire Department are: Chief Joe Drusch; First Assistant Chief Steve Halverson; Second Assistant Chief Tom Diers; Captains Paul Utne, Eric Stoll, and Craig Loebertmann; Secretary Joe Sherod; Ambulance Director Dave Peterson; and Assistant Ambulance Director Jeff Granrud. While being a fire department member requires a great deal of time and dedication, members will tell you that they are very proud of their commitment to protecting their neighbors

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New life-saving equipment acquisition The newest lifesaving equipment that the Howard Lake Fire Department and Ambulance acquired in July 2009 is a Lucas device. It is an automated, power CPR machine that can continually perform CPR as long as necessary. “It is an air-driven, mechanical CPR device,” explained Assistant Ambulance Director Jeff Granrud, “that has a suction cup that is placed on the sternum so it depresses the chest and on the up-cycle it pulls the sternum back up so it can circulate blood better.” Proceeds from fundraisers such as the Good Neighbor Days four-wheeler raffle “create an avenue to make money to buy equipment that doesn’t fall into the fire department or ambulance budget.” “We’re excited to have AEDs stationed throughout town, and fortunate to have the Lucas device in the ambulance fulltime,” Granrud explained.

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One trend that can be observed on Howard Lake in recent years is the increased presence of pontoon boats.

Recreation is on the rebound By Jennifer Gallus Staff Writer Since the flood of 2002, Howard Lake has been slowly on the rebound both water-quality-wise and recreationally. Local lake enthusiasts have observed a few new trends on the lake in the last few years, such as more pontoons, personal watercraft, and leisure boaters, according to Howard Lake Sportsman’s Club President Denny Decker. Decker fishes the lake regularly, and says that weekends start getting busy with skiers and tubers around 9 or 10 a.m., however, he said, “I never have to leave the lake because it’s too overrun with pleasure boaters.”

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He has also noticed a trend from two stroke motors to four stroke motors. “Four-stroke motors are a lot easier on gas than two-stroke motors,” Decker said, and added that the trend may have something to do with today’s economy and higher gas prices in the last five years. Joe Drusch of Joe’s Sport Shop said, “Supposedly, the fish population is down, but nobody seems to know why.” Consequently, “the fishing pressure isn’t what is used to be,” he added. Although, he also said that the lake still regularly attracts different fishing groups such as bass leagues. Codger’s Cove Campground managers Mick and Lois Nedegaard also have noticed a decreased fish population

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More personal watercraft have been enjoying the waters of Howard Lake in the last few years, as observed by locals. lately, especially pan fish, and wonder if the cormorants said, “The average clarity is now 5 feet, as compared with 2 and pelicans are taking a toll, which is something Drusch feet a couple of years ago.” He suspects the cooler summer echoed. has something to do with the increased clarity, coupled with “The quality of the water has vastly improved in the last low rainfall amounts, which means less runoff into the lake. couple of years,” Mick said. “Two years ago it was pretty “In general, the lake is being used more in all forms of green, then last year it was clear most of the year, and now recreation,” Forst said. “Maybe fishing is down a bit with this year it has been clear even longer.” local folks, but Codger’s Cove has fishermen out fairly Howard Lake Watershed Alliance President Curt Forst regularly on the weekends.”

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Peaceful parks and trails By Lynda Jensen Eidtor Nature and peace can be found in any park within the City of Howard Lake. Parks in general receive a lot of use by residents for recreational activities, community gatherings and enjoyment of the great outdoors. These parks include the updated Memorial Park on 10th Avenue, and the public water access and beach area at Lions Park on County Road 7, and other smaller parks in the city. The Lake Ridge Development north of town features Lake Ridge Park. This park was created in 2007, offering playground equipment with wood chips underneath, and benches. In recent years, the Howard Lake City Council appointed a parks commission to plan new parks and to make upgrades to current parks. The commission has a five-year plan, created for the funding of park maintenance and improving undeveloped parks around Howard Lake. Memorial Park is a spacious regional park sitting on the shore of Howard Lake, located on County Road 6, north. It is the home of the Orphans’ baseball field and the Legion’s traveling baseball league. The park houses a volleyball court, a park pavilion, a fishing pier, and public restrooms. Memorial Park is used by a number of groups and organization, and can be rented out for $50 per day by calling the city hall. Lions Park is located on highway 12 and offers a public water access to Howard Lake with beach access, a boat launch and dock. The pavilion area offers a place for picnics, and the playground equipment is newly remodeled. A tennis and basketball court is open to the public on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street, which was resurfaced last year. In addition, a nature trail in the Dutch Lake subdivision provides a beautiful nature walk in an area rich with wildlife.

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The trail near Dutch Lake is peaceful and inviting.

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Middleville Township hall is at 3014 County Road 6 SW, Howard Lake, MN 55349. Phone (320) 543-3807 Meetings are 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the township hall. All voting is at the township hall, except for school district elections. Township officers are: • Clerk Joey Berg (320) 286-5839 • Treasurer Everrett Smith (320) 543-3088 • Supervisors Jim Raymond, chairman (320) 543-3205, Virgil Birkholz (320) 543-3651, and John Walter (320) 2862433. • Maintenance - Randy Klugow (320) 543-3807. The clerk is usually in the office 9 a.m. until noon every Monday. Any questions can be directed to the clerk.

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Middleville Township board members and staff include Randy Klugow, maintenance; John Walter, supervisor; Jim Raymond, chairman; Everrett Smith, treasurer; Dan Kyllonen, planning and zoning; Virgil Birkholz, supervisor; Walt Barlow, planning and zoning; and Joey Berg, clerk.

Curbside recycling

Recycling pickup is the first and third Friday of every month. To get recycling bins or for more information, call the clerk at (320) 543-3807 Monday mornings.

Burning permits

Residents can get burning permits from Joe Drusch or Don Marketon.

Gas The township has no gas lines. Residents should contact a local gas company for a liquid propane gas tank and service.

Building permits

Building permits are available at the township hall on Monday mornings or call the clerk for an appointment.

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Local organizations Fire Department

The Howard Lake Fire Department consists of about 30 members who donate time out of their busy schedules to serve the community on a 24-hour emergency basis. There is a retirement package granted to members after 20 years of completed service to the community. There is a nominal amount granted to members per call. Officers for 2009 are Fire Chief Joe Drusch, First Assistant Chief Steve Halverson, Second Assistant Chief Tom Diers, Secretary Joe Sherod, Ambulance Director Dave Peterson, Assistant Ambulance Director Jeff Granrud, and captains Paul Utne, Eric Stoll, and Craig Loebertmann. The fire department also coordinates the ambulance service. Both are part of the City of Howard Lake. To join, contact any member listed above. Meetings are 7 p.m. the second and last Tuesday of the month at the fire hall.

Howard Lake Orphans

The Howard Lake Orphans is an amateur baseball team that has been in existence for most of the last 60+ years. The Orphans currently compete in the North Star League and have consistently been one of the top teams in the league. Home games are played at Memorial Park. The game schedule begins the first weekend in May and could last as long as the Amateur State Championship, which concludes Labor Day.

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The Orphans’ organization shares maintenance responsibilities with the City of Howard Lake for the Memorial Park Baseball Field. The president of the Orphans is Mike Mitchell from Howard Lake, team manager is Mike Gagnon from Waverly, and the coach is Bob Heber from Howard Lake. Visit the Orphans' web site at www.howardlakeorphans. com.

American Legion Post 145

The American Legion was established in 1922 as a national organization of veterans of all wars to serve God, country, and their communities to ensure the freedoms that were fought for do not get taken away. The American Legion conducts Memorial Day and Veterans Day observances each year. It sponsors the Boys and Girls State, Boys and Girls County, Legion baseball, high school programs, and scholarships. The Legion also provides military funeral honors for deceased veterans. The local post meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Officers are Legion Commander Darrin Blanchette, Vice Commander Gary Schmidt, Finance Officer Gene Birkholz, Adjutant Dennis Frey, and Membership Chairman Tom Main. There are approximately 110 members. Membership dues are $25 a year. You must be an honorably discharged member of the Armed Forces who served more than 90 days during a specific period. For more information, contact any post officer.

Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary was organized in 1922 to promote patriotism. There are about 81 members who meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion. The auxiliary’s annual events include Poppy Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day observances, volunteering at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud by doing monthly tray favors and collecting paperback books, and sending care packages to local armed forces enlisted personnel. Officers are Jean Schmidt, president; Sharon Dalbec, vice president; Gene Gilbert, secretary; and Carol Burau, treasurer. Membership dues are $18. To join, call Deb Workman at (320) 543-2647. Members may be a wife, mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, or great granddaughter of a member of the American Legion.

Good Samaritan Auxiliary

The Good Samaritan Society Auxiliary was first organized in 1972. The auxiliary meets quarterly at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Society. The auxiliary supports the center’s mission to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “in Christ’s love, everyone is someone.” Each year, the group has several fundraisers to meet the needs of the residents. With community support, they have purchased for the care center a van with a lift, a large


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screen television, a beautiful gazebo, plants and trees for the backyard, and historical framed photos of Howard Lake in the dining room. Current giving opportunities include new cupboards in the dining room to finish the remodeling project and a Wii Sport for resident recreation. Last year, the auxiliary finished remodeling the family room, and purchased and installed a new counter top and sink in the family room. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining, call the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Society at (320) 543-3800, or write to Box CC, 413 13th Ave., Howard Lake, MN 55349.

Howard Lake Lions

The Howard Lake Lions Club was chartered in 1978. As part of Lions International, the Howard Lake Lions are dedicated to service projects here in the community, across the US, and around the world. The club currently has 45 members which meets at the Lions’ Hall at 625 8th Ave the first and third Thursdays of each month. The club is devoted to drug awareness, diabetes awareness, conservation of hearing and sight, citizenship, educational, environment, youth recreation, health, international and social services and Lions Quest in the local school. Major accomplishments include: the addition of restrooms at Lions Park, helping with playground equipment at the elementary school and Lions park, a veterans memorial, defibrillators for the fire department, scholarships, a handicap ramp, and weight room at the local high school, a dock at Lions Park, donations to various local youth sports organiza-

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tions and youth groups and needy families in the community as well as several contributions to other charitable causes. A major project of the Lions is helping with the many events at Good Neighbor Days in cooperation with the Howard Lake Fire Department. Current officers are Darren McAlpine, president; LaNette Thorson, secretary; and Gary Hagemann, treasurer. Membership dues are $55 per year. Members are required to be involved in at least four Lions’ functions per year. Attending meetings and/or participating in various Lions’ functions will meet these requirements. To join, contact a Lions’ Club member or visit the Lions web site at www. hllions.org.

Senior Citizens Club

The Howard Lake Senior Citizens Club has been dedicated to providing seniors with a sociable and friendly place to meet since 1969. The group, which includes about 18 members, meets every Friday in the Howard Lake Community Center. The group takes trips during the year, including visiting the county and state fairs. They also promote the Outstanding Senior of the Year program. Officers are Millie Molnau, president; Harlan Adickes, secretary; and Isabelle Yager, treasurer. To join, you must be age 55 or older. There are monthly dues of $1.25. New members are always welcome. The group’s mailing address is Howard Lake Sr. Citizen Club c/o Millie Molnau, P.O. Box 784, Howard Lake, MN 55349.

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• HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009 • over the past several years. In the past, those who have been in attendance as members include the late Harriet Zander, Harlan Zander, Jim Ittel, Molly Van Oss, Lynda Jensen, Don Danford (former council member), and others on a less frequent, visiting type of basis. The Howard Lake Historical Society meets on an as-needed basis. Membership is open to any interested individual. Dues are $25. Anyone interested is encouraged to join. For more information, contact Lynda Jensen at (320) 2826558. The mailing address is P.O. Box 142, Howard Lake, MN 55349.

Education Minnesota Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted

Education Minnesota Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted promotes and ensures that students in Howard Lake-WaverlyWinsted School District get the best possible education resources allow. The association meets the last Monday of every other month. Officers are Duane Lichy, president; Dan Athman, treasurer; and Dawn Kalvig, secretary. Membership fee is $120, and you must be a teacher in the HLWW schools to join.

Girl Scouts

All girls in Howard Lake/Waverly/Montrose are invited to join Girl Scouts to discover their talents, connect with others in the community, and take action to improve their community. Girl Scouts strives to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. In Girl Scouts, girls kindergarten age through grade 12 build lifelong

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leadership skills. Girl Scouts in Howard Lake have been active in the community since 1929. Howard Lake Girl Scouts are visible in the community all year round, including the Good Neighbor Days parade, volunteering with community service projects for the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Center, and planning and enjoying dozens of girl-led projects and activities. Adult women and men may volunteer their time and talents with Girl Scouts, ranging from one-time special interest activities and events to serving as troop leader or service unit team member. Girl Scouts has an annual membership fee of $10 per year. Financial assistance is available. No girl will be turned away from Girl Scouts based on ability to pay. For more information about Girl Scouts, or to find out about new member events or girl programs, please visit www.girlscoutsrv.org or call 1-800-548-5250.

Lake Mary Association

The Lake Mary Association was originally organized in 1987 in an effort to improve the water quality of Lake Mary and to protect the lake as a natural resource. Lake Mary is located a few miles southeast of Howard Lake and is a spring-fed lake. It is approximately 180 acres in size and is 47 feet at its deepest point. The board meets quarterly at one of the officer’s homes. The board can be contacted through its 2009 chairman Mike Ollig at 10932 Grunwald Ave. SW, Howard Lake, MN 55349 or by calling (320) 485-4242. The board organizes an annual meeting and potluck picnic each year. It also has an annual (ice out, date guessing) contest. Raffle tickets are sold to finance a walleye stocking program. Stocking of walleye has been done bi-annually since 1999. The Lake Mary Association has also worked with the Wright County Soil and Conservation District on the installation of five agricultural French drains in 1998, which replaced five open field inlets. These French drains allow for filtering of run-off water before entering Lake Mary. In addition, the association, in 2004, entered into a five-year (joint venture) program with the Wright County Soil and Water Department and a local area land owner. One acre of farmland has been set aside as a buffer zone and planted with native grasses to help remove sediment, phosphates, and chemicals before they enter the lake. The Department of Natural Resources monitors wildlife health of Lake Mary through yearly visits. Volunteers submit water samples to the Wright County Soil and Water agency monthly during the spring, summer, and fall for testing. Water clarity tests for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are also performed. A newsletter, stressing communication, community interaction, and articles of interest, is sent out quarterly as one of the benefits of membership. Past accomplishments include surveys of its members, and setting up a neighborhood watch program sponsored by the Wright County Sheriff's Department. Information regarding septic system operations and awareness of regular maintenance is highlighted to area homeowners. The association also sends reminders to members that the use of zero-phoshpate-content fertilizers on lawns is now the law. Membership dues are $30 per year. Associate members are also welcome to join. The association's goal is to improve water quality and the quality of life in the Lake Mary community.


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HLWW High School After Prom Party

The HLWW After Prom Party organization was formed in the fall of 1988 to provide a safe form of entertainment for Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School juniors and seniors and their dates on prom night. The first after-prom party was in 1989, and has seen a steady increase in attendance every year since then. The students enjoy an all night party with food, fun, wonderful prizes, and entertainment. This is a volunteer group that hosts many annual fundraisers which include a pancake breakfast during Good Neighbor Days, bake sales at the Howard Lake annual craft and art expo in November, and the business expo in the spring, a concession stand at home football games, and an annual fall garage sale. The organization welcomes anyone who is interested in helping. Watch the Herald Journal newspaper meetings column for upcoming meetings and times. Meetings take place in the commons area at the HLWW High School.

Lake Ann Improvement Association

The Lake Ann Improvement Association was originally incorporated in 1984, and has newly incorporated and reorganized with new by-laws and board members in 2003. The objectives of the association are to protect, restore, and preserve the water quality of the lake and its watershed, thereby enhancing the community in which residents live. Lake Ann is located between Howard Lake and Winsted, off of Wright County Road

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6. There are 47 property owners who own land surrounding the lakeshore. For many years, concerned residents have put forth efforts to protect the quality of the waters and the fishery. The original association made much progress in organizing efforts to establish a public landing, stock the lake with walleye, and bring the lake community together. In 1996, the association participated in the MPCA sponsored Lake Assessment Program (LAP). This reset the tone for the association’s focus concerning lake management activities. As part of the LAP study, the association has worked to get its septic systems around the lake in compliance and have been successful. Since 1996, the association has continued to monitor precipitation records and DNR lake levels and report them to the state. Since 1999, it has done water clarity measurements on water from the ditch that enters the lake. The board has been very active in the Shoreland Volunteer Program. Annually, the association hosts spring meetings and a fall picnic, along with other special events to keep the community together and educated on the activities and goals of the association. The association has established a buffer program with the assistance of the Wright County Soil & Water Conservation District, and to-date, the association has established just more than 32 acres of buffer in the watershed and committed just more than $4,000 over five years. Additionally, the association has cooperated with the farmers and with the SWCD to install various French drains and other diversions to minimize runoff into the streams and lakes. These activities helped earn the association the award as Outstanding Wright County Conservation Cooperator of the Year from

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• HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009 • the Minnesota Association of SWCD in 2000. The Lake Ann Improvement Association has also been an initiator in developing the Wright County Lakes Monitoring Program, now in action for its second year. Association membership is available to anyone interested by paying annual dues of $35. For more information, contact Debbie Stenberg (320) 543-2440.

HL Business Association

The Howard Lake Business Association was formed in the early 1950s to promote the City of Howard Lake and support the local economy. The association plays a vital part in leading the growth of the community through its personal improvements and in working closely with the city, citizens, and the school district in the Howard Lake area. The association sponsors a business expo each spring, which attracts over 1,000 visitors. Revenue from the expo, along with membership dues, allows the Business Association to promote businesses and provide financial support to community events such as Good Neighbor Days and royalty scholarships. There are currently about 60 members. 2009 Officers are Randy Heuer, president; Laura Rindfleisch, vice president; Louise Arlien, secretary; and Bonnie Seegmiller, treasurer. If you are a business owner or manager in Howard Lake, you are encouraged to join the association; the first lunch is free. The association provides a great outlet for networking, staying abreast of community issues, and opportunities to give back to the community. For more information, contact any of the officers or write to PO Box 521, Howard Lake. (320) 543-2560

HLWW Laker Pride

Laker Pride is a Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools organization made up of school board members, teachers, school staff, parents, and students to support students and school activities, to promote a positive school image, and to provide effective communication. Our mission statement is “To provide timely and informative communication to district residents, promoting HLWW activities that build positive Laker pride.” Laker Pride is involved in many varying efforts around school, including events such as Open House, monthly publications, Meet the Lakers newspaper articles, Laker Store, and more. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated on the Laker Pride committee. If you are interested in participating in Laker Pride, either on a regular or event-related basis, please contact HLWW at (320) 543-3759, or email: lakerpride@hlww.k12mn. us.

Local 4-H organizations

4-H is an organization that focuses on leadership, citizenship, and life skills with a twist of fun. The clubs around Wright County, 23 in all, are for all kids, whether they live in town or rural areas. City kids mix with country kids, demonstrating that the common belief that 4-H is all about agriculture isn’t true any longer. Clubs are a part of the University of Minnesota Extension, so programming is based on university research about youth and learning, according to the 4-H web site: www.mn4h.org Local clubs include the Marysville Merrymakers, Sunrise, the Woodland Woodettes, and Handy Dandy. The Merrymakers meet the third Monday of the month at

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St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Kris Uter (763) 658-4520. The Sunrise group meets at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information about this club, contact Linda Groos (320) 543-3559. The Woodland Woodlettes meet at the Howard Lake community center on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Amy Korsbon (320) 485-3354. Handy Dandy, one of Wright County’s newest 4-H clubs, meets the last Monday of every month at 5 p.m. in a family’s home. For more information, contact Lorrie Kozitka (320) 543-3325. This year Wright County has a new home-schooled club starting up called the Wright Explorers! They will most likely be meeting during daytime hours. For more information, call Roberta Lexvold (320) 398-2287. Whether it be shooting sports or 4-H camp, Wright County 4H promises to have something to offer every family. For more information call (763) 682-7394 or (1-800)-362-3667 or visit the web site www.mn4h.org

HLWW FFA Alumni

The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted FFA Alumni was started in 1980, to help support the local FFA chapter and the agriculture department at the high school in Howard Lake. The group, currently numbering about 40 members, meets the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 p.m. in the high school ag room. The group’s annual events include the annual auction,

July pork chop picnic, monthly meetings, and banquet in December. The group has helped provide equipment for the ag shop as well as curricular materials, and has acted as an advisory board for the agriculture department. Membership dues are $15 per year, $100 for Minnesota lifetime membership, or $150 for a national lifetime membership. Potential members must have a willingness to support high school agriculture. To join, contact, advisor Jim Weninger or the high school ag department at (320) 5434614, or visit one of our meetings.

Ducks Unlimited

The Crow River Chapter of Minnesota Ducks Unlimited has been raising funds for wetlands conservation and waterfowl habitat since 1984. The chapter hosts a spring banquet and a fall sponsor banquet. There are about 150 members of this chapter. Since 1984, this chapter has raised more than $250,000 for conservation. More than 80 percent of that money goes directly to the resources. Officers are Marc Linder, chairman, and April Debner, secretary/treasurer. If you would like to participate with the world’s largest wetlands conservation group, please contact Ken Durdahl at (320) 543-3372 or Marc Linder (320) 543-2339.

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Through various scouting activities in Howard Lake, boys are able to be involved in their community and with other Cub Scout Packs while also having fun.

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• HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009 • Pack activities include: Good Neighbor Days parade, Waverly Daze parade, Memorial Day parade and services at the Howard Lake Cemetery, the Waverly Memorial Day event, singing Christmas carols at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Center, Pinewood Derby, overnight campouts at Stearns Scout Camp, and field trips to various museums and parks. The pack’s community service project each year is to clean up the lakeshore of Howard Lake before fishing season opens. Boys in grades one through five are eligible to join. Council registration is $10 per year. There is an annual sign-up in September at the school. Sign-up information is published in the Herald Journal prior to the event. The pack is sponsored by the Waverly Knights of Columbus. To join, or for more information, contact cubmaster Jesse Tintes, (320) 543-2851.

Howard Lake Sportsmen’s Club

The Howard Lake Sportsmen’s Club was formed over 50 years ago to protect and maintain the natural resources in the area. Meetings take place at the Howard Lake Legion. Dates and times of these meetings are announced in the Herald Journal. Some of the major accomplishments of the group include land development in the Fish and Wildlife “Victor” project, and providing materials and equipment for the Howard Lake rearing pond. Events put on by the club include the winter fishing contest, helping to run the summer fishing contest, and firearm safety training. The Sportsmen’s Club is a sponsor for Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever, as well as donating to the NRA and the Deer Hunters Association. In addition, the club donates to the Cub Scouts to clean the lakeshore, take care of the carp trap on the south side of Howard Lake, and the boat landing on the north end. Officers are Dennis Decker, president; Ken Durdahl, secretary; and Keith ‘Erv’ Luhman, treasurer. Membership dues are $10. Contact Ken Durdahl at (320) 543-3372 or Joe’s Sport Shop for membership information. Write to the club at PO Box 805, Howard Lake.

Winsted Karate Club

The Winsted Karate Club offers instruction in Traditional Japanese Shotokan karate for self-defense, competition, and personal development. The club regularly competes in tournaments and performs various demonstrations throughout the year. Several members have made the US Karate Team and competed in Japan, England, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, and throughout the United States. Club members have also appeared on KTCA TV, Channel 2’s “Newton’s Apple.” Organized in 1981, the club presently has 20 members and meets Mondays and Thursdays at the Winsted Public School at 7 p.m. The club is a non-profit organization and dues are $30 per month, per individual; or $60 per month, per family. It is a member of the American Shotokan Karate Federation (ages 7 and up). For more information, contact Brenda Diers at (320) 5432900.

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Youth sports

Howard Lake offers various team sport participation beyond the public school teams. The traveling basketball team is for girls and boys, grades five through eight. Practices and game schedules vary, but the season generally runs November through March. For more information, contact Belinda Kaye (320) 286-6665. The Junior Olympic Volleyball team is for girls grades seven through 11. It runs approximately 10 weeks between January and May. For more information, or to sign up, contact Marianne Bobrowske (320) 543-3259. The traveling baseball team for boys ages 11-16 meets in the evenings, May through July. For more information, contact John Zander (320) 543-3964. The Laker Summer Softball team for girls ages 10-18 meets evenings, May through July. For more information, contact Chad Burau (320) 543-3366 or Mary Pettit (320) 543-3987.

Howard Lake Watershed Alliance

The goal of the Howard Lake Watershed Alliance is to help protect, maintain, and enhance the waters of and surrounding watershed for Howard Lake. The organization provides educational resources, activities, and tasks to achieve this goal. Information is shared through local cable television and newspaper articles, as well as meetings and newsletters. The original lake association was deeply concerned with the water quality of Howard Lake. In early 2002, Howard Lake was accepted into a joint study venture with Wright County Soil and Water Conservation and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which took in the lake as well as its watershed area. As a result of this broadening venture, the group’s bylaws and incorporation were amended in 2004 and the group was renamed the Howard Lake Watershed Alliance. This action promoted the group to become more focused on total lake and watershed management. The lake has been monitored since 2000 for trends in clarity and nutrient loading. In 2003, a program to control nuisance aquatic vegetation was initiated. A grant from the Minnesota DNR was received in 2007 for a vegetation study to determine how invasive aquatic species are affecting the lake. The alliance has a strong body of volunteers who work to achieve the goals of the organization. The board of directors meets quarterly with an annual meeting in June. A newsletter is published two times per year. Please contact Curt Forst at (320) 543-3736 for further information concerning the Howard Lake Watershed Alliance.

Howard Lake Friends of the Library

The Howard Lake Friends of the Library has been supporting library programs since 2004. There are about 30 members, and they work to bring public awareness to all the programs and services offered through the Howard Lake Library. Meetings take place the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the library. To join, or for more information, call the Howard Lake Library at (320) 543-2020.


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HLWW School District By Brad Sellner Superintendent Independent School District 2687, serving the communities of Winsted, Waverly, and Howard Lake, is dedicated to providing the best possible education for its youth. With that commitment, we strive for quality and opportunity for each student in every offering and activity of the school. The school district comprises an area of approximately 115 square miles, primarily in Wright County, with a portion located in McLeod County, and a small portion in Carver County. District 2687’s high school is located between Howard Lake and Winsted on County Road 6 and its middle school is located in Howard Lake. The k-4 elementary and preschool facilities are located in Waverly and Winsted. Some of the highlights of our district are: • Elementary schools have been recognized as “Schools of Excellence” by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association for achieving continuous improvement in the areas of curriculum, staffing, and school culture (2005). • Extended-day kindergarten option (fee-based) offers traditional curriculum enhanced with activity/exploratory stations, physical education, library, art, and recess. A traditional half day-every day kindergarten option is also available. • Small class sizes and an environment that fosters good teacher-student relationships and allows for individualized attention to students. Due to small class sizes, there is an opportunity for all students to participate in extracurricular activities, too. This allows children to mix with other community members, connecting with long-lasting friendships. Teachers and staff are kind and caring so kids feel protected and safe as they learn. Safe and convenient bus transportation is provided.

• Strong focus on academics at all grade levels proven by student scores on state tests that are consistently above state average; ACT scores are consistently above national and state averages; graduates qualify for colleges of their choice. Elementary and middle school systems help prepare students for high school and beyond. • Excellent elementary music program including annual musicals. Middle and high school students can continue in music, through band, choir, jazz and pep band, and marching band, and individual band lessons. Top honors won by large groups, ensembles, and soloists. • A strong Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program offering school-year and summer activities that are fun and educational, and services such as early childhood screening, parent and child activities, parenting information, and new baby welcome packets. • Preschool for 3 to 5-year-olds located in Waverly and Winsted; educational, nurturing, and fun. Curriculum with a focused approach on learning, and a strong emphasis on literacy skills. Transportation provided; limited scholarships available. • School Age Care (SAC) available for students grades k-6 before and after school and non-school days located in at the middle school (Community Ed) in Howard Lake; provides homework assistance, fun activities, and is convenient for busy families. Transportation available to and from all schools in our district. • Communities Connecting Collaborative-after school programs for youth including enrichment, prevention and intervention for grades k-12, homework help, reading skills, computer time and fun! • Community Education-activities, education, recreation and special events for birth-5, youth k-12, and adults. • Adult Volunteer Program-parents and community

Contact numbers HLWW District Office (320) 543-3900 Superintendent Brad Sellner Secretary Marilyn Greeley HLWW High School (320) 543-4600 Principal Mike Day Secretary Sandy Stallmo HLWW Middle School (320) 543-3501 Principal/Cirriculum Director Jim Schimelpfenig Secretary Jan Fitzpatrick Humphrey Elementary School (763) 658-4424 Principal Jennifer Olson Secretary Terry Knuth

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HLWW administrative staff are: Superintendent Brad Sellner, Elementary Principal Jennifer Olson, Middle School Principal Jim Schimelpfenig, and High School Principal Mike Day.

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fundamentals and skill-building; high school athletics include baseball, basketball, wrestling, golf, track and field, volleyball, gymnastics, football, cross country, and softball. There is an opportunity for all kids to participate. • High school extracurricular activities that meet a wide range of interests, including Knowledge Bowl; student council; sales, law & marketing (SLAM); National Honor Society chapter; drama; yearbook committee; letter club, etc. Outstanding drama department; annual musical production; frequent state honor-winners in One Act Competition including highest honors. • Generous, supportive community that awards nearly $35,000 in local scholarships to graduating HLWW seniors each year. • Our schools have financial strength to further improve the learning environment. New and remodeled facilities greeted families beginning in 2007 as we moved into a new 9-12 high school and remodeled elementary schools. We have the programs, staff, and opportunities that children need for education, development, and growth. The wisdom of our experienced staff and the enthusiasm of our new staff create a learning environment for student success. We’re proud of our school district and how we make the grade for the families of this community every day. Please contact us at (320) 543-3900 with any questions, or for more information check our web site at www.hlww.k12.mn.us.

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members volunteer in the classroom, help with school activities, and work on projects in their homes. • Strong middle school, grades 5-8, that provides a supportive transitional environment in which students can achieve their full potential through a variety of exploratory opportunities. Also, an enriching advisory program to meet student’s needs. • Involved, caring parents and community – school events well attended by parents, grandparents, and friends; parent advisory committees, traveling sports teams, field trips, Laker Pride, district curriculum advisory committee, etc. – many opportunities for parents and community members to be involved and to support students. • Strong foundation of high school courses in math, science, social studies, language arts, physical education, technology, and healthy living, complemented by a wide array of electives such as EMT-first responder, where students can earn first responder certification; CSI: classroom (forensic science); animal science; floriculture; desktop publishing; pottery; Spanish; music-choir and band; and many more. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available in the high school, as well as tech college credit courses which are available through our partnership with Wright Tech Center. • Special activities to expand student interests and experiences such as student councils, after-school activities, English language learners, special programs to assist and encourage healthy students, sixth grade Deep Portage outdoor experience, fourth grade fishing expo, and many others. • High school offers a nationally recognized FFA program that includes consistent state and national award winners. HLWW FFA named the Premier Chapter of Minnesota in 2007. • Boys’ and girls’ sports teams that encourage participation and achieve success. Middle school sports that focus on

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St. James Lutheran School By St. James St. James Lutheran School has been a part of the Howard Lake community for 90 years. It was established by the St. James congregation to provide Christian education for the children of their congregation. The school continues to provide an education that challenges the student academically and reinforces Christian beliefs and behaviors in a safe, caring environment. Currently, the enrollment Photo by Linda Scherer is about 140 students in pre- School Principal Gregory school through grade 8. This Baumann. makes the teacher/student ratio at about 1:14, with each grade level set in a traditional self-contained classroom setting. While most of our students come from the St. James congregation, many also come from various church denominations and from the communities of Annandale, Buffalo, Cokato, Montrose, Waverly, and Winsted. Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Mark 10:14b St. James cares about the whole being of a child. We provide opportunities that challenge the students intellectually, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. The curriculum is continually being up-dated, and the teaching of this curriculum is all based on God’s Word. Along with religious instruction, fundamental concepts and subjects are taught that meet the standards set for Lutheran schools and the state of Minnesota. Although test scores vary from year to year, St. James students traditionally do well on the Iowa Basics with overall school results placing us in the upper percentages nationwide. My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2-3 St. James provides extracurricular activities including piano, spelling contests, science and social studies fairs, and the interscholastic sports of basketball, and volleyball. We are also blessed with solid facilities and equipment. This includes a full-size gymnasium, an updated computer lab and library, and a kitchen that serves the students home cooked meals for our hot lunch program. In addition to employing a tutorial aide who assists with remedial instruction and needs, there are many parents and grandparents who volunteer their help in the classroom (correcting papers, putting up bulletin boards, helping the lower grades with reading), and parents also help in the library, ath-

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St. James fifth graders Morgan Niesen and Seth Pauna work through some math problems on the board. letics, and numerous school programs throughout the year. St. James is an extension of the individual family. There is a lot of casual interaction with families, and teachers provide a comfortable atmosphere for feedback on how things are going both in and out of the classroom. Being a Christian school, we have more freedoms than the public school system. The children are taught the things parents and teachers feel are important, not necessarily what society may dictate. For instance, we still have Christmas and Easter breaks and call them such. We have chapel every Wednesday morning, where all parents are welcome to join us, and many do. Also, because St. James is a small school, all the children pretty much know each other. The older students look out for the younger ones so they do not feel intimidated or scared. We have many fun activities that families help with during the year. Working together gives the parents and teachers time to get to know each other on a more personal level. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom


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During a morning class activity, St. James kindergarteners, Jessica Stueven and Olivia Lester, get help from paraprofessional Carol Moorhead.

you learn it, and how from infancy you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. II Timothy 3:14-15 Though the world may change, however, the one most important thing has remained constant and the same. Teaching our young people the Word of God, equipping them with this knowledge of law and gospel, Christian morals, skills in living a Christian life, continuing membership and involvement in the church, and the joy of knowing that Jesus forgives us, loves us, and is always there for us. Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 St. James Lutheran School is located at 1000 6th Avenue, Howard Lake, MN 55349. To learn more about St. James Lutheran School visit its web site at www.stjameshl.org/school/ or contact Principal Greg Baumann (320) 543-2630.

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Local Churches First Presbyterian

Denomination: Presbyterian Street address: 721 9th St., P.O. Box 246, Howard Lake Phone number: (320) 543-2806 Clergy: Rev. Myra A. CarrollPezzella Established: 1875 Current number of members: 130 Regular schedule: Children and adult Sunday school at 9 a.m.; worship at 10:30 a.m.; fellowship at 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday Alcoholics Anonymous at 7:30 p.m.; youth program, choir and dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays; vacation Bible school in the summer. Church organizations: Presbyterian Women, Mens Turkey Dinner; Mission Outreach; Youth activities; Evangelism; participation in Meals on Wheels To join or for more information: Call the pastor or one of the members, (320) 543-2806, or visit www.firstpreshl.org.

Howard Lake Christian

Denomination: Nondenominational Street address: 800 5th Ave., P.O. Box 568, Howard Lake Phone number: (320) 5433955 office Preaching Minister: Rick Messer Worship/Admin. Minister: Dennis Entinger Youth Minister: Matt Wagner Established: 1887 Current number of members: 150 Regular schedule: Sunday worship at 10 a.m. (nursery provided); fellowship time before worship at 9:30 a.m.; youth groups (jr./sr. high); children’s Bible club (Kid’s Club) takes place Wednesdays after school (during school year). Church organizations: Home fellowship groups, worship team, youth program, vacation Bible school, summer camps. To join or for more information: Call the above number, visit on Sunday morning, or visit the web site at www.howardlakechristianchurch.com

Blessed Hope

Denomination: Fellowship of Christian Assemblies Street address: Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Middle School auditorium. Phone number: (320) 543-2196 Clergy: Russell Doebler Established: May 1982 Current number of members: 70 Regular schedule: Sundays: Christian education for all ages at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m. Wednesday: programs for

nursery, children and youth, and adult prayer meeting. The children’s activities and youth group now meet at the Lion’s Club building at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Church organizations: Missions, youth group, children’s ministries, and men’s softball. To join or for more information: Call the church at (320) 543-2196.

St. John’s Lutheran

Denomination: Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) Street address/directions: 625 12th Ave. (Hwy 12 W), PO Box 307, Howard Lake Phone number: (320) 543-2227 Clergy: Pastor Joel Swedberg, Karen Egeberg (youth worker) – (320) 543-1056 Established: 1884 Current number of members: 511 Regular schedule: Sunday traditional worship 8:30 a.m.; contemporary worship 11 a.m.; Sunday school all ages 9:45 a.m.; also a Saturday service at 5 p.m. during June, July and August. Church organizations: Alpha program, three Bible study groups, two choirs, teen group, Altar Guild, Women of St. John’s; Men’s group. To join or for more information: Contact the pastor or the church office, or visit www.hlchurch.org.

St. James Lutheran

Denomination: Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) Street address: 1000 7th Ave., PO Box 680, Howard Lake Phone number: (320) 543-2766 church, (320) 543-3832 parsonage (320) 543-3148 Clergy: Rev. Michael Nirva, pastor; Rev. Martin Schoenfeld, associate pastor Established: 1875 Current number of members: 1,250 Regular schedule: Sunday morning worship at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible class between services at 9:15 a.m.; Wednesday worship at 7 p.m. Church organizations: Day School, grades pre-8, preschool; Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Lutheran Laymen’s League, guilds, men’s and women’s Bible classes, choirs. To join or for more information: Call the church office at (320) 543-2766 during regular business hours or either pastor at their homes after office hours. Call Pastor Nirva at (320) 5433832 or Pastor Schoenfeld at (320) 543-3148. Web site: www. stjameshl.org


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Open Arms Community

Denomination: Non-denominational Street address: Currently meeting at the Howard Lake Community Center, 617 6th Ave., for Sunday morning worship. Email: openarmshl@yahoo.com, and web site: www. openarmshl.org Mailing address: PO Box 541, Howard Lake MN 55349 Phone number: (320) 286-5858 Clergy: Pastor Steven Basney Established: February 2005 Current number of members: New church, in progress. Regular schedule: Sunday worship at 10 a.m., Home fel-

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lowship at Sundays 6:30 p.m.; “World Changers” intercessory prayer meeting Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Healing Service on the last Sunday of every month at 6 p.m. Church organizations: Healing Hearts divorce recovery group; Mercy Ministry - providing aid and practical demonstration of God’s love, both locally and abroad. To join or for more information: Call Pastor Steve (320) 286-5858 For a more complete listing of area churches, check the most recent issue of the Herald Journal or the web site: www.herald-journal.com/guide/church

Other Area Churches COKATO

COKATO (Cont.)

MONTROSE (Cont.)

Albion Evangelical Free Church 11480 Fifth St. NW (320) 286-5442

Grace Apostles Lutheran Meets at the Cokato City Hall on the corner of Broadway and Third Street. For more information, go to the web site www.gracealc.org.

St. Paul’s & Trinity Lutheran Church (WELS) 310 Buffalo Avenue S. (763) 675-3201

Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church 16233 County Road 30 SW (320) 286-2024 Elim Mission Church (Evangelical Free and Evangelical Covenant) 405 Broadway Avenue S. (320) 286-2662

New Life Assembly of God 190 Johnson Avenue NW (320) 286-2565

WAVERLY Church of St. Mary (Catholic) 606 Elm Avenue (763) 658-4319

North Crow River Lutheran Church 45 Quinnell Avenue SW (320) 286-2354 or (320) 286-5980

Oster Evangelical Covenant Church 1912 Emerson Avenue SW (952) 955-1730 or (952) 955-1338

Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) 280 Third St. E. (320) 286-5964

Stockholm Lutheran Church (ELCA) 16133 County Road 30 SW (320) 286-2991

WINSTED

First Baptist Church 395 Broadway Avenue N. (320) 286-2562

MONTROSE

Good Shepherd Free Lutheran (AFLC) 5939 Oliver Avenue SW (320) 286-2861

Harvest Community Church (Evangelical Free), 471 2nd St. N. (320) 485-4611

Celebration Community Church 1751 40th St. SW (763) 675-3003 or (612) 644-6030 cell

Holy Trinity Catholic Church 111 Winsted Ave. W. (320) 485-4421

Montrose United Methodist Church 230 Center Avenue S. (763) 675-3571

St. John’s Lutheran Church 410 1st St. N. (320) 485-2522


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Happy homes are plentiful By Starrla Cray Staff Writer Howard Lake has an abundance of great places to live. From apartments and mobile homes to townhomes and new houses, residents have a wide array of choices. About 85 percent of Howard Lake residents live in single-family homes, while 15 percent reside in multifamily or townhome units. Howard Lake is a prime area for attractive residential sites. Three lakes, wooded areas, and wetlands make up the city’s natural attractions. When searching for your next home, check out these local options: • Churchill Properties, offering apartments at 405, 435 and 445 9th St., 805 and 813 7th Ave., and 909 7th St., Jim Churchill, (320) 963-6690. • Deer Run Apartments, 650 Shoreline Dr., Darlene, (320) 234-7334. • Lakes Area Realty and Apartments, 600 8th Ave., Tom and Jim Peterson, (320) 543-3300. • Howard Lake Apartments, 1208 7th St., Carol Plemel, (320) 274-5871.

• Lee Apartments, four-plex 624 8th Ave., Patricia Lee, (612) 929-5940. Tri-plex 1220 6th St., Kent Lee, (612) 9250654. • MAB Homes, Dutch Lake Preserve, 12 twin homes and seven single-family lots, Gary Baron, (763) 546-8339. • Village West 5-Plex, 1224 7th St., Kurt, (763) 2277357. • Waters Edge Townhomes, 770 Shoreline Dr., site manager, (320) 543-3008. • Woodland Development, 194 single-family homes, (763) 427-7500, www.woodlanddevelopmentcorp.com. • Shoreline Commons, (320) 543-2663, 790 Shoreline Drive • Howard Lake also has a mobile home park located near the south end of town. There are new single or double spaces available. Contact Renee Lauzer at (320) 543-3116. Senior Living • Heritage Square, 1111 7th St., Pat, (320) 543-3331. • Orchard Terrace, 16 twin-home units, Darlene Hauser, (952) 472-7543. If no answer, call Bradley Hauser at (763) 229-8590.

Photo by Jennifer Galllus

Woodland Development is located north of Howard Lake, close to the lake.


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Ready for Good Neighbor Days 2010? By Starrla Cray Staff Writer The 2010 Good Neighbor Days promises to be an exciting summer weekend, with food, sports, games, and plenty of good times to share with fellow Howard Lake neighbors. Activities will begin Thursday, June 24 and run through Sunday, June 27, with the coronation of Miss Howard Lake and princesses Sunday evening. The Queen’s Tea is the first event Thursday, followed by a banquet in the evening, which is catered by a local restaurant. This popular attraction is sponsored by the Howard Lake Business Association. Friday always brings an abundance of activities, such as a petting zoo, root beer floats, and a Pee Wee Reese Baseball Tournament at Yager Field. An Orphans Baseball Tournament at Memorial Park follows the pee wee tournament. During the games, burgers and fries are available at a stand near the fire station. In the evening, the fire station has a beer garden, and KRWC has a road show with music, games, and prizes. A kiddie parade also takes place Friday evening. Later on, Security State Bank and the City of Howard Lake provide a fireworks show. If it rains, the fireworks are postponed to Saturday night.

Books are sold Saturday at the community room.

Photos by Jennifer Gallus

Saturday’s activities are geared toward children. Saturday morning brings another dose of community fun, beginning with a pancake breakfast at Lions Park. After everyone has eaten, the annual fishing contest begins. Throughout the day, people enjoy a craft, flea, and country market. Books and food are sold at the community room above the Howard Lake Library. An annual one-block run and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted National Honor Society car wash fundraiser take place in the early afternoon. Saturday is geared towards children, with planned activities such as a paper airplane toss, dunk tanks, bingo, turtle races, and fire truck rides, as well as carnival games sponsored by the Good Neighbor Days Royalty Committee. In the evening, there is a pork chop dinner at the fire station. The final day of the celebration is Sunday, starting with a 5k run/walk on the northeast side of Howard Lake and a community church service at the high school gymnasium. In the afternoon, the grande day parade lines up at the Wright County Fairgrounds. Raffle drawings, coronation, and live music are among the attractions. For more information about Good Neighbor Days, go to www.howardlakegoodneighbordays.webs.com.

Runners have fun competing at Good Neighbor Days. There is a one-block run Saturday, and a 5k run/walk Sunday.


Pit Stop Tire & Auto

When you’ve only got time for one stop, make it a Pitstop. Even your vehicle needs a quick pit stop once in a while. At Pitstop Tire & Auto, we make it easy to get what you need to stay on the road. From tire installation and fast lube to automotive repair and vehicle accessories, we offer a full line of products and services for cars, light trucks and SUVs. Rock and Roll When your wheels aren’t rolling the way they should, we work to make it right. Our technicians have years of experience in tire repair and new tire installation. Pitstop Tire & Auto has state-of-the-art tire alignment equipment to prevent excessive tire wear and steering problems on your vehicle. If you want quality, name brand tires, come to Pitstop. We carry Bridgestone, Firestone, Jetzon, Goodyear, Michelin, Nitto, Toyo, Falken, Mickey Thompson and Dick Cepek. Radiant Rims Sporty, luxurious, modern – No matter what look you’re going for, you’ll find it at Pitstop Tire & Auto. From classy chrome to stylish spinning rims, we supply specialty and custom automotive tire rims, designed to give your wheels a look that’s distinctively yours. Available brands include Incubus, Akuza, Devino, Ultra, and Verde. Pitstop Tire & Auto also specializes in Rough Country suspension products.

Free Oil Change! Contact Pitstop Tire & Auto today to get a free oil change with filter. Up to five quarts with purchase of a set of four tires over $350.

Auto Repair When your car needs fixing, take it to Pitstop Tire & Auto. Our highly skilled technicians are committed to honest, fair service. We have experience in preventative measures such as coolant flushes and transmission flushes, as well as major repair work. Quick Lube Need an oil change, tire pressure adjustment or windshield wiper replacement? For minor problems and preventive maintenance, Pitstop’s fast lube service is the way to go. Make a pit stop When your vehicle needs a pit stop, Pitstop Tire & Auto will do the job right. Customers from Wright and McLeod county towns, including Howard Lake, Waverly, Cokato and Winsted find it hard to resist Pitstop’s progressive service, current technology and fast, friendly service.

All in the Details Maximize your vehicle’s appearance with our professional auto detailing service. We’ll do an extremely thorough washing, waxing and polishing of your vehicle, giving it a show-quality gleam both inside and out.

Pitstop Tire & Auto

www.pitstop-tire.com | Phone: (320) 543-3370 | Email: pitstop-tire@lycos.com Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sat. 7:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Highway 12 East | 620 Dutch Lake Dr # 600 | Howard Lake, MN 55349


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It’s all about Howard Lake: www.HowardLakeHeraldJournal.com By Lynda Jensen Editor If anything pertains to Howard Lake, it can be found online at the Herald Journal web site, www.HowardLakeHeraldJournal. com. This site is a portal to any number of links that include connections to school web sites, law enforcement and city web sites, a dining guide, current obituaries, news about Howard Lake

people, a business directory, as well as links to local blogs, and sports. The site also contains access to the guidebook, which offers a seemingly endless supply of information about Howard Lake, including community information listings that pertain to city government, elected officials, housing, churches, organizations, a map of the city, business directory, news about the library, and fire department.


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The Howard Lake Orphans By Aaron Schultz Sports Editor Howard Lake Orphans’ town team baseball is alive and striving, and the 2009 season was as good as ever. The Orphans, members of the North Star League, finished the season with a 24-11 overall record, and were 14-5 in league play, winning the NSL West Division. In the league playoffs, the Orphans took home first place honors to qualify for the Region 11C tournament, which they hosted at Memorial Park in Howard Lake. For the fourth straight year, Howard Lake won the region tournament to qualify for the Class C state tournament. At state, the Orphans fell to Forest Lake in the opening round, losing 4-1 in 11 innings. While the 2009 season ended earlier than the Orphans would have liked, it was again a very successful season. Town team baseball in Howard Lake goes back a long way, starting in 1905. Back in 1905, they were named the Blue Sox. Throughout the early 1900s, Howard Lake eventually lost the nickname, but gained a new one in 1947. Playing their home games in Cokato that year, as their field was being refurbished and couldn’t be played on, they started getting called the Orphans, and the name stuck. The Orphans made their first state tournament appearance in 1951. Town team baseball in Howard Lake ceased from 19421946 due to World War II, but the Orphans took back to the field after the war, and thrived until 1967, when the team folded.

Photos by Aaron Schultz

The Orphans’ John Stueven watches as a ball flies off his bat during the 2009 season. Stueven was the Orphans top run producer in 2009.

Howard Lake’s Andy Gagnon slides into second base against Loretto during a North Star League game in 2009. The Orphans advanced to the Class C state tournament for the fourth straight season.


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The 1970s and 1980s were a dark period for town team baseball in Howard Lake, as they had no team, with many players playing in neighboring towns. The team did try to come back in 1991, and also fielded a team in 1992, but then folded again. That is when a group led by current manager Mike Gagnon and Kevin Gruenhagen started the Orphans back up, and it has been a success ever since. That first year, 1995, the Orphans qualified for state, and have done so six times since then, including in 2008, and the past three years in-a-row. The Orphans play their home games at Memorial Park in Howard Lake, which is located on the shores of Howard Lake. Over the past decade, the park has seen a number of improvements, including seating behind home plate, a batters’ eye, and a grass infield, among other improvements. All of those improvements, along with more to come, have made Memorial Park one of the best baseball fields in the area. New dugouts and a new backstop were recently installed and were in place for the 2009 season. Mike Gagnon manges the Orphans, while being assisted by Bob Heber. For additional information on the Orphans go to their web site at www.orphansbaseball.com.

Orphans 2009 roster 1 Tim Sonnek 2 John Stueven 3 Tom Borrell 4 Shane Khan 5 Ryan Long 6 Andy Gagnon 7 Luke Gagnon 8 Trent Zachmann 9 Adam Koch 11 Jesse Berg 12 Ben Borrell 13 Aaron DeMarais 14 Matt Donovan 20 Shane Heber 21 Jake Streich 23 Matt Streich 29 Tom Bobrowske 30 Cameron Lehner 34 Steve Bobrowske Mike Gagnon Bob Heber Chad Burau Steve Weber

IF OF OF P OF C IF IF P IF OF IF IF P P OF OF IF C MGR Coach Coach Book

Photo by Aaron Schultz

Orphan manager Mike Gagnon talks with catcher Andy Gagnon and pitcher Shane Heber during the 2009 Class C state tournament in Arlington. The Orphans fell to Forest Lake in the opening round of state.


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Your voice in government United States US Senator Al Franken (DFL) Office Senator Al Franken 320 Hart Senate Office Building Washingston, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-5641 MN phone: (651) 221-1016 E-mail: info@franken.senate.gov

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Minnesota State Rep. District 18B Dean Urdahl (R) Office 237 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155 (651) 296-4344 Toll-free: 800-920-5861 Fax: (651) 297-7523 E-mail: rep.dean.urdahl@house.mn District 18B includes the cities of Annandale, Cokato, Howard Lake, and South Haven, and the townships of Cokato, Corinna, French Lake, Middleville, Stockholm, and Southside in Wright County, and extends into Meeker County (covering all of Meeker).

State Senator District 18 Steve Dille (R) Office US Senator Amy Klobuchar (DFL) Office 302 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3244 Fax: (202) 228-2186 Toll-free: 888-224-9043 One Federal Drive, Ste. 298 Fort Snelling, MN 55111 (612) 727-5220 Fax: (612) 727-5223 E-mail: senator@klobuchar.senate.gov Web site: klobuchar.senate.gov

US Rep. District 6 Michele Bachmann (R) Office 6043 Hudson Road, Suite 330 Woodbury, MN 55125 (651) 731-5400 Fax: 651-731-6650 E-mail: go to web site www.house.gov/writerep/ and follow prompts. Web site: http://bachmann.house.gov Washington DC office: US House of Representatives 107 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-2306 (202) 225-2331 Fax: (202) 225-6475

103 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 103 St. Paul, MN 55155 (651) 296-4131 Fax: (651) 296-9441 E-mail: sen.steve.dille@senate.mn Web site: www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/members/ member_bio.php?mem_id=1011&ls=85 District 18 includes all of Meeker and McLeod counties, plus the following area in Wright County: the cities of Howard Lake, Cokato, and Annandale; and townships of French Lake, Middleville, South Haven, Southside, and Stockholm.

State Senator District 19 Amy Koch (R) Office 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 115 St. Paul, MN 55155-1206 (651) 296-5981 Fax: (651) 767-0940 E-mail: sen.amy.koch@senate.mn Web site: www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/ members/member_bio.php?district=19 District 19 includes all of Wright County except for the following: the cities of Howard Lake, Cokato, and Annandale; and townships of French Lake, Middleville, South Haven, Southside, and Stockholm.

State Rep. District 19B Tom Emmer (R) Office 261 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155 (651) 296-4336 Fax: (651) 296-5049 Legislative Ass’t: Rory Koch (651) 296-4336 E-mail: rep.tom.emmer@house.mn Web site: www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/ members.asp?district=19B District 19B consists of communities in eastern Wright County and a small portion of western Hennepin County. These include the cities of Albertville, Delano, Hanover, Montrose, Otsego, Rockford, St. Michael, Waverly; and townships Franklin, Rockford, Victor, and Woodland.


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Wright County Fair is set for Aug. 4-8, 2010 in Howard Lake By Lynda Jensen Editor The Wright County Fair will be serving up plenty of fun and variety Wednesday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. Gold Star Amusements offered more games, bigger rides, and was a more professional carnival in 2009. Aside from the excitement of a new carnival, attendees had fun no matter what their age with 4-H animals and exhibits, savory fair food, live entertainment and music every day, and much more. For the third year in a row, the combine derby was a big hit. With a sold-out derby the previous year with general admission ticket sales, the board decided the 2008 derby would have reserved seating, which allowed 1,000 extra seats. Even with more seats, the derby was nearly soldout. Young ladies from across Wright County have an opportunity to represent this fine fair in the Fairest of the Fair coronation. Here, an array of the county’s single women, ages 17-25, compete for the crown. Those who are interested in serving as an ambassador for the Wright County Fair as the “Fairest of the Fair,” may contact Charlie Nelson at (763) 675-6705 or e-mail him at charlienelson@peternelson.com for information and an application. For car smashing enthusiasts, the fair offers its demolition derby Friday and Sunday nights, which even includes a Powder Puff Derby, where ladies can have a smashing time as well. Twenty-five acts took the stage for the talent show in 2009. There are three categories, pre-teen, for ages 12 and under; teen for ages 13 to 18, and open class for all ages. For more information about the upcoming Wright County Fair and to see the full schedule of events, visit www.wrightcountyfair.com.

Photo by Starrla Cray

The Ring of Fire was one of many exciting rides that were featured this year at the fair. The carnival will return next year.

Photo by Jennifer Gallus

During the Antique, Collector, and Garden Tractor Pull at the Wright County Fair Aug. 13, 2009, a large team of people pulled the weighted sleigh 201.6 inches along the track during “the man pull.”


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Howard Lake Business Directory AGRICULTURE/FARM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT

ATTORNEYS

The Country Store

Charles E. Paschke

501 Hwy. 12 E., PO Box 549, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3517 See ad page 17

Diers Ag and Trailer Sales, Inc.

9283 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2861, www.DiersAg.com

Midwest Machinery Co.

5845 Keats Ave SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2170, fax (320) 543-2482, toll-free 866-875-5093, www.midwestmachineryco.com, www.wegotgreen.com See ad page 3

Munson Lakes Nutrition

917 6th St., PO Box 549, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2561, fax (320) 543-2272, toll-free 800-245-7717, jzander@hutchtel.net, www.munsonlakes.com

Wright Way Ag

601 6th St., PO Box 278, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2931, fax (320) 543-2078

AGRICULTURE/FARM EQUIPMENT - USED Chap Equipment

11678 US Hwy. 12 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 286-2870

AIR CONDITIONING Crow River Plumbing & Heating

7440 20th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2727, fax (320) 543-2727

Diers Plumbing & Heating Inc.

712 6th St., PO Box 248, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2400 See ad page 20

Highland Heating & Air Conditioning

7247 15th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3920

APARTMENTS - SEE ALSO SENIOR HOUSING Churchill Properties offering apartments at 305, 325 and 335 9th St., 805 and 813 7th Ave., 800 6th Ave., and 909 7th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 963-6690

Deer Run Apartments 650 Shoreline Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 587-3228, drun@dominiuminc.com, www.dominiumapartments.com

Deutz Apartments 600 8th Ave., Suite 1 Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3300, www.lakeliving.com

Howard Lake Apartments 1208 7th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3586, (320) 587-3228

Peach Town Homes 5540 Co. Rd. 6, SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2679

Waters Edge Town Homes 740 Shoreline Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3008

610 8th Ave., PO Box 189, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3411, fax (320) 543-3202

AUCTIONEERS Fogarty Auction Service 1005 6th St., PO Box 421, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2504, (320) 543-2100, fax (320) 543-2106, www.goodneighborrealty.biz

AUTOMOBILE DEALERS - USED CARS Auto Choice, Inc.

925 6th St., PO Box 74, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3338, fax (320) 543-3338, autochoiceinc@embarqmail.com, www. autochoiceinc.com

Rainbow Auto

1004 6th St., PO Box 164, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3235

AUTOMOBILE REPAIR AND SERVICE Howard Lake Auto Repair 500 13th Ave., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-0199

John’s Collision, LLC. 1000 Commerce Blvd, Ste 200, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-0190, (320) 420-5076

Pit Stop Tire and Auto 620 Dutch Lake Dr., Suite 600, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3370, fax (320) 543-3570, www.pitstop-tire.com See ad page 35

Triple T Race Products 1000 Commerce Blvd., Ste. 100, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2447, www.tripletraceproducts.com

BANKS/LOANS Security State Bank of Howard Lake 900 6th St., PO Box 280, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2151, fax (320) 543-2638, See ad page 20 toll-free 888 543-5435, www.ssbhl.com

BANQUET/RESTAURANT FACILITIES Howard Lake American Legion Post 145 616 7th Ave., PO Box 63, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2554, Kitchen (320) 543-3897

BARBERS Pete’s Barber Shop 608 8th Ave., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3668

BARS Howard Lake American Legion Post 145 616 7th Ave., PO Box 63, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2554


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Howard Lake Municipal Liquor Store 733 6th St., PO Box 736, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2038

BATHROOM REMODELING Diers Plumbing & Heating Inc.

712 6th St., PO Box 248, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2400

BEAUTY SALONS Howard Lake Beauty Shop 732 6th St., PO Box 415, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2480

Emmy’s Salon 924 6th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2754

See ad page 5 Shape & Style 1114 5th St., PO Box 573, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2050

BOWLING Lake Bowl 1305 6th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2220

CABINET MAKERS Dura Supreme 300 Dura Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3872, fax (320) 543-3310, www.durasupreme.com

Mark’s Wood Shop Inc. 9219 70th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2010

CABLE TELEVISION Mediacom PO Box 110, Waseca, MN 56093, toll-free 800-332-0245

CAMPING Codgers Cove Campground 5912 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2218, fax (320) 543-2219, See ad page 26 micklois@mchsi.com, www.codgerscove.com

CAR WASH The Pit Stop 620 Dutch Lake Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-0194, (320) 543-0195 See ad page 18

CATERING Divine Catering

616 7th Ave., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2645

Sunni’s Grille 728 6th St., PO Box 358, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3334, fax (320) 543-3353, www.sunnisgrille.com

CEMENT Cemstone Howard Lake MN 55349, toll-free 800-543-1977

CHILD CARE Barney, Lynn 9776 Ingram Ave., SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2224

Drusch, Darla 812 12th Ave., PO Box 433, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3176

Krumwiede, Tina 186 Dutch Lake Trail, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2564

Marschel, Karla 1001 Fairway Blvd., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2779

Minnich, Sara 720 6th Ave., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2526

Peterson, Michelle

710 Haywood Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-9496

Schaar, Pat 715 12th Ave., PO Box 332, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2412

Smith, Racquel (Kelly) 9708 67th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3649

Sturgeon, Jessica 915 Haywood Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2619

CHIROPRACTOR Kullberg Chiropractic 606 8th Ave., PO Box 548, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2345

Preferred Choice Chiropractic Stellar Health Center, 1116 Sixth St., PO Box 737, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-1103, www.preferredchoicechiropractic.com

CHURCHES Blessed Hope Church Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2196

First Presbyterian Church 721 9th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2806

Howard Lake Christian Church 800 5th Ave., PO Box 568, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3955, www.howardlakechristianchurch.com

Open Arms Community Church

Community Room Howard Lake Library, 617 6th Ave., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 286-5858

St. James Lutheran Church 1000 7th Ave., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2766, www.stjameshl.org

St. John’s Lutheran Church 625 12th Ave, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2227 www.hlchurch.org


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DOG BREEDING

Herald Journal Publishing

Mary’s Low Riders Mini Dachshund

120 6th St. N., PO Box 129, Winsted MN 55395, (320) 485-2535, fax (320) 485-2878, toll-free 800-567-8303, hj@heraldjournal.com, www.herald-journal.com See ad page 48

CONSTRUCTION Accubrace Inc.

640 Dutch Lake Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3321, info@accubrace.net, www.accubrace.net

AJB Construction

9097 70th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (612) 327-4608, fax (320) 543-3747

Bartz Construction

813 6th St., PO Box 572, Howard Lake MN 55349, cell (763) 300-1945, fax (320) 543-3239, www.bartzbuilt.com

Durdahl Construction

4735 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3372

Jim Hirsch & Sons Construction, Inc.

6494 28th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2628

Lakeside Construction

7533 10th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2304

Larson & Son Masonry

4440 Keats Ave. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2657

CONVENIENCE STORES Sinclair - DinoMart

1025 6th St., PO Box 697, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-0108

The Pit Stop

620 Dutch Lake Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-0194, (320) 543-0195 See ad page 18

CRAFTS 3 Stitches Quilting

7533 10th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2304

Creative Memories, Teresa Larson, Ind. Consultant 11142 Grover Ave. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 485-2147, cell (612) 360-9325

Posey Patch Flowers & Log Cabin Gifts

821 6th St., PO Box 2, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3730, www.poseypatchflowers.com

Quilted Illusions

8722 47th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3846

DENTIST Distinctive Dental Services

612 8th Ave., PO Box 664, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2233 See ad page inside back cover

DEVELOPMENTS Woodland Development Corporation

13632 Van Buren St. NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304, (763) 427-7500, fax (763) 427-0192, www.woodlandmn.com

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9083 Ingram Ave. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (612) 636-9283, (612) 636-3466

DRYWALL CONTRACTORS Paul Berg Drywall Inc.

131 Dutch Lake Trail, Howard Lake MN 55349, (612) 250-1341, fax (320) 543-3888

ELECTRIC CONTRACTORS Diers Electric Inc.

1300 6th St., PO Box 340, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3700 See ad page 20

Laney Electric

2308 Keats Ave. SW., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3616

ELECTRICITY Xcel Energy Residential Customer Service 800-895-4999, Business Solution Center 800-481-4700, TDD/TTY (hearing impaired service) 800-895-4949

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association PO Box 330, Rockford MN 55373-0330, (612) 477-3000, fax (612) 477-3054, toll-free 800-943-2667, www.whe.org

ENTERTAINMENT Cowboy Honor, Old West Entertainment and History

PO Box 34, Howard Lake MN 55349, (763) 227-0150, toll free 800-681-3402, www.cowboyhonor.com

EXERCISE Snap Fitness

613 8th Ave., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3450, howardlake@snapfitness.com, www.snapfitness.com

Vital Fitness

Stellar Health Center, 1116 Sixth St., PO Box 737, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3311, www.stellarhealthcenter.com

FARM EQUIPMENT Boll Sales

8399 72nd St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3523

FEED DEALERS The Country Store

501 Hwy. 12 E., PO Box 549, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3517 See ad page 17

Munson Lakes Nutrition

917 6th St., PO Box 549, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2561, fax (320) 543-2272, toll-free 800-245- 7717, jzander@hutchtel.net, www.munsonlakes.com

FERTILIZER Centra Sota 601 6th St., PO Box 278, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2931


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FISHING/HUNTING SUPPLIES

GIFTS

Joe’s Sport Shop & Hardware

Cattail Corner, Inc., Landscape Design & Garden Center

835 6th St., PO Box 44, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2715

FLOORING Floor Value 813 6th St., PO Box 572, Howard Lake MN 55349, (763) 300-1945, fax (320) 543-3239, www.floorvalue.com

FLORISTS Posey Patch Flowers & Log Cabin Gifts 821 6th St., PO Box 2, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3730, www.poseypatchflowers.com

FOUNDRIES - MANUFACTURERS Casting Creations Inc. 650 Dutch Lake Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349 (320) 543-2185

Innocast Corp. 1315 6th St., PO Box 567, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2121, www.innocastexeculine.com

FRAMING - PICTURES Pat’s Custom Framing

817 6th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3331, (763) 202-3828

FUELS Mid County Coop Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3292 See ad page 1

FUNERAL HOMES Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home Inc. 1224 6th St., PO Box 679, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3401

GARBAGE REMOVAL Mumford Sanitation 9926 Hwy. 12 SW, PO Box 417, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3601, toll-free 800-490-3601

GARDEN CENTER Cattail Corner, Inc., Landscape Design & Garden Center 520 6th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3511, fax (320) 543-3051, cell (612) 741-0131, cattailcorner@msn.com, www.cattailcorner.com

GAS STATIONS Joe’s Sport Shop & Hardware 835 6th St., PO Box 44, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2715

Sinclair - DinoMart 1025 6th St., PO Box 697, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-0108

The Pit Stop 620 Dutch Lake Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-0194, (320) 543-0195 See ad page 18

520 6th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3511, fax (320) 543-3051, cell (612) 741-0131, cattailcorner@msn.com, www.cattailcorner.com

Posey Patch Flowers & Log Cabin Gifts 821 6th St., PO Box 2, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3730, www.poseypatchflowers.com

GOLF COURSES The Greens at Howard Lake 5055 Co. Rd. 7 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3330, fax (320) 543-3330, hlgreens@aol.com

GOVERNMENT City of Howard Lake Kelly Hinnenkamp, Administrator (320) 543-3670, fax (320) 543-3306, www.howard-lake.mn.us See ad page inside cover

Middleville Township Joey Berg - Clerk 3014 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3807

Victor Township Sharon Glessing - Clerk 8718 90th St SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3577

GRAIN ELEVATORS Munson Lakes Nutrition 917 6th St., PO Box 549, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2561, fax (320) 543-2272, toll-free 800-245- 7717, jzander@hutchtel.net, www.munsonlakes.com

GROCERIES/FOOD Tastefully Simple Laura Heuer, Independent Consultant

9601 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2589

HARDWARE Joe’s Sport Shop & Hardware 835 6th St., PO Box 44, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2715

HEATING - SEE PLUMBING & HEATING CONTRACTORS INDUSTRIAL SERVICES Mark’s Pressroom Cleaners

905 Haywood Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 5439406

Mass Finishing Inc.

1060 Commerce Blvd. Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3222, fax (320) 543-3355


• HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009 • INDUSTRY

LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICES

Sonstegard Foods

Zitzloff Snow Plowing

PO Box 359, 205 10th Ave., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3980, fax (320) 543-2204, sonstegardfoods@embarqmail.com, www.sonstegard.com

INSURANCE American Administration & Products 1024 6th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2374

Berg Insurance Agency 10423 10th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 286-5839, fax: (320) 286-5785

Burkstrand Agency, Inc. 1005 6th St., PO Box 570, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3171, fax (320) 543-3530, burkstrand@earthlink.net

Frey Insurance Agency 1137 Woodland Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2217, dfreyins@gmail.com

Pettit Insurance Agency 1100 6th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2950, jesse.pettit@countryfinancial.com

INTERNET SERVICE CenturyLink 800-786-6272

Mediacom PO Box 110, Waseca, MN 56093, toll-free 800-332-0245

JUNK REMOVAL Good Riddance

6664 Mowering Ave. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 286-5542

KENNELS & SUPPLIES The Country Store 501 Hwy 12 E., PO Box 549, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3517 See ad page 17

LANDSCAPING Cattail Corner, Inc., Landscape Design & Garden Center 520 6th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3511, fax (320) 543-3051, cell (612) 741-0131, cattailcorner@msn.com, www.cattailcorner.com

LAWN EQUIPMENT Joe’s Sport Shop & Hardware 835 6th St., PO Box 44, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2715

Midwest Machinery Co. 5845 Keats Ave SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2170, fax (320) 543-2482, toll-free 866-875-5093, www.midwestmachineryco.com, www.wegotgreen.com See ad page 3

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PO Box 684, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2209, cell (612) 269-2469 See ad page 7

LETTERSHOP SERVICES American Spirit Mailing 401 13th Ave., PO Box 707, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3737, fax (320) 543-3228

LIBRARIES Howard Lake Library 617 6th Ave., PO Box 207, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2020 www.griver.org

LIQUOR STORE Howard Lake Municipal Liquor Store 733 6th St., PO Box 736, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2038

LIVESTOCK DEALERS Miller Cattle Sales Inc. 10587 40th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3939

LIVESTOCK HAULING Diers Trucking 9207 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2941

MASSAGE THERAPY Shape & Style Jenny Hatrick 1114 5th St., PO Box 573, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2050

Vital Fitness, Stellar Health Center 1116 Sixth St., PO Box 737, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3311, www.stellarhealthcenter.com

MEAT PROCESSORS Grandpa Ittel’s Meats 704 6th St., PO Box 676, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2285 See ad page 18

MEDICAL CLINIC Ridgeview Howard Lake Clinic, Located at Security State Bank of Howard Lake 900 6th St., PO Box 1007, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2591, www.ridgeviewmedical.org

MOBILE - MANUFACTURED HOME/PARKS Howard Lake Estates 924 11th Ave. P.O. Box 168, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3116

MONUMENTS Braham-Gilmer Monument Co. 1100 6th St., PO Box II, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2650, fax (320) 543-3896, See ad page 15 toll-free 800-367-6881, www.brahammonument.com


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NEWSPAPERS Herald Journal Publishing 120 6th St. N. PO Box 129, Winsted MN 55395, (320) 485-2535, fax (320) 485-2878, See ad page 48 hj@heraldjournal.com, www.herald-journal.com

NURSERY Crow River Nursery

2635 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2263

NURSING HOMES Howard Lake Good Samaritan Society 413 13th Ave., PO Box CC, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3800, fax (320) 543-2305, www.good-sam.com

OIL - FUEL - SEE FUEL - BULK PAINTING Pettit Painting

1215 Shoreline Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3987

PHARMACIES Howard Lake Drug 732 6th St., PO Box 220, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2141, (320) 543-3784, fax (320) 543-3358

See ad page back cover

PHOTOGRAPHY Everlasting Impressions

1209 6th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2209

609 8th Ave., PO Box 9998, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2751

PRINTING Herald Journal Publishing 120 6th St N., PO Box 129, Winsted MN 55395, (320) 485-2535, fax (320) 485-2878, See ad page 48 printing@heraldjournal.com, www.hjp-printing.com

Imprint Designs, Inc,

10717 30th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 286-2267

PROP REPAIR C & D Propeller 1217 6th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2527

REAL ESTATE Good Neighbor Realty 1005 6th St., PO Box 1008, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2100, fax (320) 543-2106, www.goodneighborrealty.biz

KG Realty - Katie Gagnon

159 Dutch Lake Trail, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3441, fax (320) 543-3445, (612) 205-1009, katiegagnon@embarqmail.com

Lakes Area Realty 600 8th Ave. Suite 1, PO Box 410, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3300, fax: (320) 543-3597, cell (612) 834-3201, tom@hobbyfarm.com, www.lakeliving.com

Coldwell Banker-Burnet Realty 5017 Imhoff Ave. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (763) 684-4999, (320) 543-3336, www.perryteam.com

PHYSICAL FITNESS - SEE EXERCISE PHYSICAL THERAPY

REHABILITATION

Howard Lake Good Samaritan Society

Howard Lake Good Samaritan Society

413 13th Ave., PO Box CC, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3800, fax (320) 543-2305, www.good-sam.com

Phenomenal Rehabilitation Stellar Health Center 1116 Sixth St., PO Box 737, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-1104, www.phenomenalrehab.com

413 13th Ave., PO Box CC, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3800, fax (320) 543-2305, www.good-sam.com

Phenomenal Rehabilitation, Stellar Health Center 1116 Sixth St. PO Box 737, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-1104, www.phenomenalrehab.com

PIZZA

RENTAL

Sixth Street Bar-B-Que and Grill

Highway 12 Rental

928 6th St., PO Box 557, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3223

Sunni’s Grille 728 6th St., PO Box 358, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3334, fax (320) 543-3353, www.sunnisgrille.com

PLUMBING & HEATING CONTRACTORS Crow River Plumbing & Heating 7440 20th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2727, fax (320) 543-2727

Diers Plumbing & Heating Inc. 712 6th St. PO Box 248, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2400 See ad page 20

10770 Hwy. 12 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3122

RESTAURANTS Howard Lake American Legion Post 145 616 7th Ave., PO Box 63, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2554

Sixth Street Bar-B-Que and Grill 928 6th St. PO Box 557, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3223

Sunni’s Grille 728 6th St., PO Box 358, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3334, fax (320) 543-3353, www.sunnisgrille.com

POSTAL SERVICE

SCHOOLS

United States Post Office

HLWW School District #2687


• HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009 • www.hlww.k12.mn.us See ad page 26

Winsted Elementary (320) 485-2190, www.hlww.k12.mn.us

Middle School (320) 543-3501, www.hlww.k12.mn.us

High School (320) 543-4600, www.hlww.k12.mn.us

Humphrey Elementary (763) 658-4424, www.hlww.k12.mn.us

Community Ed (320) 543-3600, www.hlww.k12.mn.us

St. James Lutheran School (320) 543-2630 www.stjameshl.org

SEAMLESS GUTTERS Lakeside Constructions 7533 10th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2304

SOD & SODDING SERVICE Ace Sod Farms

PO Box 1002, Howard Lake MN 55349, (763) 658-4587

SPORTING GOODS Joe’s Sport Shop & Hardware 835 6th St, PO Box 44, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2715 Pro Wood Bats 10673 Grover Ave., SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 282-6506, www.prowoodbats.com

STORAGE - SELF SERVICE Howard Lake Mini-Storage 1350 6th St., PO Box 574, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3365

TAX RETURN PREPARATION Crow River Tax Service 620 8th Ave., PO Box 419, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2188, fax (320) 543-2188

SENIOR HOUSING - SEE ALSO APARTMENTS

TELEPHONE SERVICE

Heritage Square

CenturyLink (formerly Embarq) 800-786-6272 See ad page 32

1111 7th St., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3331

Orchard Terrace

Orchard Ct., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-

SEWER/DRAIN/EXCAVATING DESS

1111 Hwy. 12 W, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-1120 Drain Pros 710 Haywood Dr., Howard Lake MN 55349 1-866-525-PRO (7767)

SHIPPING Diers Trucking 9207 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2941

SIDING Lakeside Construction 7533 10th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2304 Trilite Stone Company Stone Veneer 305 13th Ave., Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2254, fax (320) 543-2294, www.trilitestone.com

SIGNS & BANNERS Herald Journal Sign & Graphics

120 6th St N., PO Box 129, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 485-2535, fax (320) 485-2878, See ad page 22 signs@heraldjournal.com, www.hjsigns-graphics.com

Pro-One Sign & Graphics

516 13th Ave. N., Howard Lake, MN (320) 543-3400

SNOWMOBILE/ATV REPAIR J & J Sports 7809 107th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 485-3990

SNOWPLOWING Zitzloff Snow Plowing

PO Box 684, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2209

See ad page 7

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TIRE DEALERS - RETAIL Howard Lake Tire & Auto Service, Mr. Tire 1111 Hwy. 12 W, PO Box 1020, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2490 The Pit Stop 620 Dutch Lake Drive, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-0194, fax (320) 543-0195 See ad page 35

TOURS Lachermeier Tours 8483 Ingram Ave. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, toll free 800-346-4983

TRUCKING Graczyk Trucking, LLC 9792 66th St SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 282-3129 Hatcher Trucking 7647 Co. Rd. 30 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3339

TRUCK REPAIR & SERVICE Mages Truck & Trailers 10770 Hwy. 12 SW, PO Box 635, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-3122

VETERINARIANS Crow River Animal Hospital & Dental Cleaning 1969 Co. Rd 5 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 286-3277

WELL SERVICE Mattson Well Company 2217 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2441

WOODWORKING B&G Woodcrafts 5387 Imhoff Ave. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-0145, bsch120@embarqmail.com Mark’s Wood Shop, Inc. 9219 70th St. SW, Howard Lake MN 55349, (320) 543-2010


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The Howard Lake Business Association’s mission

“To promote a positive economic environment to enhance the quality of life in the community.”

The members of the Howard Lake Business Association are proud supporters of the community organizations and events

March: Howard Lake Community Expo June: Good Neighbor Days August: Wright County Fair November: Arts, Crafts & Collectibles Show

We encourage you to support businesses that support our community. Money spent locally revolves through our community many times.

For more information about the Howard Lake Business Association, or how to become a member, please call (320) 543-3171

We'll make your mouth smile Distinctive Dental Services, P.A. Distinctive Dental Services We perform all phases of dentistry, including dental implants.

Michael Thoennes, D.D.S., and Associates Mon.-Fri. by appointment

131 Main Ave. W., Downtown Winsted

(320) 485-4344


Howard Lake Drug is fully Medicare accredited See us for your diabetic and durable medical needs FREE Meter* *Meter offer available to qualified beneficiaries with diabetes. Meter offer not applicable to all brands of meters.

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Soda Fountain

• Original 1948 Fountain • Nostalgic Atmosphere • Mudballs • Shakes • Malts & Cones

Full-service Pharmacy

Prescriptions Professionally Filled • John W. Ringold, Proprietor, RPh • Margaret A. Packard, RPh • Leanne K. Rindahl, RPh.

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• Senior Citizen Prescription Discount Every Day • Medicare/Medicaid (claims filed at pharmacy) • Accepts Most Insurance Policies • Free Delivery in Town for Seniors • Home Health - Rent or Buy

Hwy. 12, Howard Lake, MN 55349 (320) 543-2141 or (320) 543-DRUG (3784) HOURS: MTWF 8 am - 5:30 pm •Thursday 8 am - 6 pm Saturday 8 am - 1 pm • Sunday Closed


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