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Archive - Nov 2014


November 26th

June Koktan, 86, of Glencoe

June Koktan, 86, of Glencoe, passed away on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted.
Graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m., at Holy Family Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.

Glencoe City Council agenda includes tax hearing, 2015 wages

The Glencoe City Council will meet Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center.

The annual taxation hearing will begin at 7:15 p.m., and the City Council will discuss the 2015 levy and employee wages.

Items for discussion include the medical cannabis proposal and an update on the demolition of the former Economart building.

County Board meeting, taxation hearing Tuesday

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will have its regular meeting Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., followed by its annual truth in taxation hearing at 6 p.m. Both will be held in the Commissioners Room in the courthouse.

Among agenda items for the meeting are the replacement of the fishing pier at the Lake Marion Regional Park, revision of the McLeod County tobacco and smoke-free workplace ordinance, and recommendations from the County Board's budget committee.

Nelson submits resignation from Chamber

David Nelson, president of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce the past two years, has submitted his resignation effective March 31, 2015.

In his resignation, Nelson confirmed his desire to transition back to a position in finance, business and economic development, as well as return to his primary home in the Mankato area.

The Chamber Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 3, to discuss the job description and set a recruitment timeline.

Carl Aul, 94, of Glencoe

Carl Aul, 94, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Nov. 24, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating. Laura Pettit was the reader. Sue Mielke was the organist and Kelly LeCrone was the song leader. Musical selections were “Be Not Afraid,” “Here I Am, Lord,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” and “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.” Military honors were by Glencoe VFW Post 5102.

Raymond L. Wilkens, 68, of Plato

Raymond “Ray” L. Wilkens, 68, of Plato, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 23, at Friedens County Line Church in rural Norwood Young America (NYA) with the Rev. Joseph Clay officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Terry Schwirtz, Dean Schwirtz, Tony Scheele, David Franke, Nathan Wilkens and Robert Wilkens. Military honors were provided by Plato American Legion Post 641. Interment was in the Ferguson Cemetery in rural Norwood Young America.

Marguerite Perschau, 96, of Glencoe

Marguerite Delores Perschau, 96, of Glencoe, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 22, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Katherine Rood officiating. Peggy Hatlestad was the organist and Lou Ann Perschau was the lector.
Interment will be in the spring.

Herbert Henry Becker, 100, Glencoe

Herbert Henry Becker, 100, of Glencoe and formerly of New Auburn, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 20, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn with the Rev. Bradley Danielson officiating. Ruth Ann Gehrke was the organist. Soloist Andrea Lynn sang “Old Man.” Congregational hymns were “Oh, Take My Hand, Dear Father,” “Amazing Grace” and “Just As I Am.”

Myrtle Gehrke, 97, of Winthrop

Myrtle Gehrke, 97, of Winthrop, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop.
The funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m., at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Penn Township, with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Visitation is Wednesday, Nov. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the church.
Bev Wangerin is the organist, and soloist Darwin Frauendienst will sing “I’m But a Stranger Here.” Congregational hymns are “How Great Thou Art” and “Asleep in Jesus.”

Silver Lake man wins in lottery

Anthony Schwarze of Silver Lake won $21,000 by playing the Minnesota Lottery’s Holiday Cash Crossword scratch game. Schwarze claimed the prize on Nov. 14. The winning ticket was purchased at Corner Market in Silver Lake.