Archive - 2014


July 30th

Elaine Kroells, 85, of Norwood Young America

Funeral services for Elaine Kroells, 85, of Norwood Young America, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church in Hamburg.
Ms. Kroells died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in the church cemetery in Hamburg.
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Corn feed, BARK Day on tap in Brownton

The weekend of Aug. 8-10 will be a busy one for Brownton, with the Brownton Lions Club annual corn feed Friday night, Aug. 8, the Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) day Saturday, Aug. 9, and the Region 7C amateur baseball tournament all weekend.
The Brownton Lions Club’s annual corn feed will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brownton Community Center. The meal includes sweet corn, hodt dogs, baked beans, potato chips, milk and coffee.

Buffalo Creek BMX has strong showing despite rescheduling

If you noticed an influx of young bikers around Glencoe this past weekend, it wasn’t a new gang in town, but participants in the Buffalo Creek BMX state qualifier held on Sunday. Riders from all sorts of locations, including locals, stormed Sterner Park Saturday and Sunday for the state qualifier and Race for Life events. Despite some rain delays Sunday, the event went quite well, said Ryan Voss, and featured 251 riders throughout 56 motos. That number was down from last year’s count of 267, but the rescheduled date conflicted with another large race out in Michigan.

Ryan Mueller, 40, of Chanhassen

Funeral services for Ryan Mueller, 40, of Chanhassen, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Mr. Mueller died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his home in Chanhassen.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.
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Post 641 brought its guns to Cannon Falls

With its third win of the weekend, the Plato Legion Post 641 baseball team punched its ticket to the American Legion Baseball Division II state tournament in Luverne, Minn., this coming weekend.
After opening the playoffs with three straight wins a week ago, Post 641 returned to Cannon Falls Saturday to finish what it started.
Plato won in dramatic fashion 4-3 over the Giant Valley post on Saturday, before an 11-8 loss to Pine Island, which Post 641 had defeated previously.

Bruins headed to Region 7C tourney

The Brownton Bruins swept Carver in two games in the Crow River Valley League South Division playoffs last week, advancing them to the Region 7C playoffs.
The Bruins, the third-seed team from the South Division, will face Waconia, the second seed from the North Division, Friday at 5:30 p.m. on Barney Tadsen Field in Glencoe. All Region 7C games will be played in Brownton.
The Bruins also drafted Carver lefty Ross Tichy as a pitcher for the regional tournament.
Bruins 5, Carver 3

Odegaards play big role in Blue Jays sweep of Cologne

They say you don’t tug on superman’s cape; you don’t spit into the wind; you don’t pitch meat to the Plato Blue Jays, especially them Odegaard kids.
That last bit was definitely not something mentioned in Jim Croce’s 1972 single. But if he were from Plato and wrote it after the Blue Jays’ July 23, 14-4, playoff victory over Cologne, he might have included it.

Arnold Eldon Evenski, 81, of Dassel

Arnold Eldon Evenski, 81, of Dassel died peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at St. John's Catholic Church in Darwin.
A visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato and one hour prior to service at church on Saturday. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

Brewers to face Irish in Region 7C

Back in the Region 7C tournament for the first time since 2012, Glencoe Brewers’ Co-manager Stephen Wiblemo stressed that “the pressure is on the other team,” when Glencoe meets powerhouse Green Isle in the opening round Thursday.
“Our expectations are that Green Isle is going to be very good,” said Wiblemo after the Brewers’ 8-5 tournament-clinching win over Mayer on Friday. “We know we’re going to have our work cut out for us, but to be two wins away from state — that’s where every team wants to be at this point.”

Music by a Pond

Allen Carlson, vocals and guitar, and son Matthew, 15, on mandolin, performed at Grand Meadows’ Music by the Pond concert series Thursday. The Hamburg duo, frequent guests at Grand Meadows, performed a variety of old country and folk tunes.