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Archive - Nov 2014


November 19th

Ardell Virginia Miller, 90, of Glencoe

Ardell V. Miller, 90, of Glencoe, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care.
Memorial services were held Thursday, Nov. 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato with the Rev. Tyson Mastin officiating. Cheryl Andrix was the organist. Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “Abide With Me.”
Interment was in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Lothar F. ‘Butch’ Wolter, 77, of NYA

Lothar F. “Butch” Wolter, 77, of Norwood Young America (NYA) died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at his residence.
A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 14, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in NYA, with the Rev. David Winter officiating. Serving as urn bearers were his godchildren, Tim Wolter and DeAnn Buss. Interment was in the Ferguson Cemetery in NYA.

Gladys Ortloff, 91, of Glencoe

Gladys Ortloff, 91, of Glencoe, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 13, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Jan Heins was the organist. Soloist Matthew Philaya sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “When Peace Like a River” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

Girl born to Winterfeldt family

Melanie and Neil Winterfeldt of Brownton announce the birth of their daughter, Elsa Adalynn, on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Elsa weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 201⁄4 inches in length. She is welcomed home by siblings Ty and Brielle. Grandparents are Doug and Lois Albin of Clarkfield and Lyle and Elaine Winterfeldt of Glencoe. Great-grandparents are Lila Mauland of Cottonwood and Marge Albin of Granite Falls.

It’s time for a long-term plan for Helen Baker

We can’t say we weren’t told. In the wake of failed building referendums, the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board and administration have warned us time and again that we need to address issues at the aging Helen Baker Elementary School.
Thursday night, School Board members heard that the heating system has responded well to the early and frigid cold snap; in fact, it has responded all too well.

Another wedding, more great times

I’ve returned from North Carolina, y’all, with a belly full of sweet tea and fried chicken and another wedding for the books.
This was like the hundredth wedding I’ve had in the past three years, but one of few I wasn’t actually in. It was a true southern experience and one of my favorite weddings to date.

39 GSL students participate in WE DAY Nov. 12

To the Editor:
Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity of bringing 39 Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) seventh through 12th graders to St. Paul for WE DAY.
You may have seen this event on the news last week. It is a celebration of our youth and the service they provide to make our schools, communities, and even our world a better place.

Whitesidewalls put on great show

To the Editor:
I hate to break this to you kids, but your folks and grandparents actually had lives before you were born.
Thanks to the GSL Panther Association on Sunday afternoon, all us gray-hairs (or no-hairs) got a chance to relive some of our youth to the doo-wop music of the Whitesidewalls. What a thrill!

Heat turned up (way up) at Helen Baker School

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board learned heating problems have arisen at Helen Baker Elementary School and scheduled a work session on Monday, Nov. 24, to further discuss the issues and how to resolve them.
“Last week, Brady (Flaherty, facilities manager), Michelle (Sander, business manager), and Jamie (Alsleben, board member) and I met in an emergency meeting to discuss the heating problems at Helen Baker. Some of the classrooms are at 98 degrees, 99 degrees, and cannot be adjusted,” Board Member Jason Lindeman said.

County will likely use reserves for jail project excess

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners indicated Thursday morning that it will not cut anything from its jail expansion and courthouse security project.
The County Board had heard at its Nov. 4 meeting that costs were expected to be about $200,000 more than originally anticipated after the final design was drawn by Wold Architects.
The anticipated cost overruns pushed the project to about $7.1 million from the original projected cost of $6.9 million.