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October 29th

Yureks announce twins’ births

Chris and Jamie Yurek of Glencoe announce the birth of twin sons, Evan Daniel and Benjamin Ronald, born Oct. 13, 2014, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Evan weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches in length, and Benjamin weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 171⁄4 inches long. The boys join siblings Kailey and Jordan. Grandparents are Dan and Joanne Biederwolf of Glencoe and Ron and Roxy Yurek of Silver Lake. Great-grandparent is Marion Biederwolf of Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Daughter born to Strobels

Kyle and Leah Strobel of Plato announce the arrival of a daughter, Henley Claire Strobel, born Oct. 10, 2014, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Henley weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long. Grandparents are Kevin and Laura Dahlen of Dassel and Robert and Michelle Strobel of Plato. Great-grandparents are Arthur Dahlen of Thief River Falls, June Buenger of Bemidji, Richard and Dixie Cliff of Rosemount and Bernice Strobel of Arlington.

Becker in BSU honors program

Lindsey Becker of Glencoe is one of 127 students enrolled in the honors program at Bemidji State University in Bemidji. Bemidji State University’s honors program has a long history of providing intellectual and creative excitement as well as academic challenge for students. Becker is a sophomore studying elementary education.

Genz — Plevell

Darla Genz and Alex Plevell of Watkins announce their engagement.
Parents of the couple are Bill Genz of Winthrop, Margie and Steve Longstreet of Pipestone and Fred and Diane Plevel of Tomah, Wis.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, and is currently employed as a lead vendor specialist for Encore Capital Group of St. Cloud.
The groom is a student at St. Cloud State Technical and Community College and is in the military.
The wedding is set for April 24, 2015, in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.

Sievert — Unseth

Katherine Sievert of St. Francis and Isaac Unseth of Lester Prairie, together with their parents, Yvonne and Scott Sievert and Ruth and Nathan Unseth, joyfully announce their engagement.
Wedding and reception to be held Jan. 1, 2015, in Minneapolis.

Brownton’s public works supervisor resigns; city seeking replacement

The city of Brownton is searching for a new public works employee after accepting the resignation of 17-year employee Mark Streich.
Streich has accepted a job in the private sector and his resignation is effective Nov. 12.
The Brownton City Council met in special session Thursday night to start the advertising process for finding a replacement.

Brownton Lions Club sets Halloween party

The Brownton Lions Club will host its annual youth Halloween party Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Brownton Community Center.
The event is open to children in sixth grade and under. There is an entrance fee of $3 per child, and a maximum fee of $10 per family. All proceeds are donated to the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf.
The Lions Club also will be collecting old eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling.
Anyone interested in helping with the games is welcome to call Penny Lindeman at 320-328-4192. Please leave a message.

Head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4

People may well be looking forward to Nov. 5, the day after the General Election, and the relief that will come when the political advertising that is bombarding the television and radio airwaves will finally come to an end.

Zero coordination, but still love dancing

So I joined a fitness dance class last week and I learned something about myself. I have zero coordination and no rhythm.
I have been getting tired of my mundane routine of lifting dumbbells and running the tireless black belt on the treadmill at Snap Fitness.  
And I’m sick of Jillian Michaels’ tyrannical “30-day Shred” home workout DVD and I can’t even finish the once-fun “total body cardio” and yoga routines on Autumn Calabrese’s 21-day fix program.

Glencoe needs better graffiti artists

I think we need some better graffiti artists in Glencoe. What I have seen painted on the city streets, sidewalks and grassy areas is not overly impressive. Colorful, but not very artistic.
Anyone can make the orange letter “H” and spray paint it up and down city streets and boulevards from fire plug to fire plug, or spray paint streets with the blue, red, yellow or white measurements in feet and inches from manhole to manhole. And the little colored flags stuck all around the letters: well, that’s just cute, but not that cute.