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Mary Ann Baumann was given a cake Wednesday to commemorate her employment at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. Her 50th anniversary is Sunday, Oct. 22.
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HLWW's Noah Bundrock and Gwen Helgeson won individual titles in the Central Minnesota Conference cross country meet Oct. 17.
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Members of the Lester Prairie Fire Department sponsored a fire prevention poster contest for students at Lester Prairie Elementary School as part of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14. Fifth-grader Lydia Lemke was the grand champion contest winner.
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Mary Ann Baumann: 50 years of love at St. Mary’s
Working at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted the past 50 years, Mary Ann Baumann has known joy, laughter, love, change, and heartache – and she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m still proud to be here,” Baumann said. “There isn’t a day I don’t think about St. Mary’s and the people here. Even when I’m not working, I’ll wonder what’s going on.”

Howard Lake City Council green-lights historic city hall preservation
Following three years’ worth of planning, grant-writing, budgeting, and revising by city staff and Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. (SEH), the Howard Lake City Council approved the preliminary design specifications and preliminary cost estimates for the historic city hall preservation project at its Tuesday evening meeting.

Lester Prairie School OKs extracurricular contracts
The Lester Prairie School Board approved several extracurricular contracts at its meeting Monday.

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Leonard Krueger
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