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Milton Paul Uecker, 91, of Gaylord

Milton Uecker, 91, of Gaylord, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Oak Terrace Assisted Living in Gaylord.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County. The Rev. Harold Storm officiated. Debbie Forstner was the organist, and soloist Curt Kahle sang “O Holy Night.” LeAnn Lendt was the cross bearer. Congregational hymns were “Just As I Am,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Silent Night.”

Omar Peterson, 84, rural Hutchinson

Omar Lowell Peterson, 84, of rural Hutchinson, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Cedar Crest Estate in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Paulus Pilgrim and the Rev. Dave Wollan officiating. Sharon Barton was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Joy to the World,” “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” and “Silent Night.” Special music was “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Marvin Kaufmann, 84, of Lakefield

Marvin Kaufmann, 84, of Lakefield, formerly of Brownton and Glencoe, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Dec. 11, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe.

Junetta ‘Dolly’ Fishbaugher, Harmony

Junetta “Dolly” Fishbaugher, 92, of Harmony, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 8, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with interment in the Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony.
Junetta “Dolly” Fishbaugher was born in Bristol Township, Fillmore County, the daughter of Enos and Bertina (Anderson) Applen. She graduated from the eighth grade in Granger in 1935 and from Harmony High School in 1939.

Irvan F. Posusta, 89, of Glencoe

Irvan Ferdinand Posusta, 89, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Dec. 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Tony Stubeda was the celebrant and Alice Nowak was the organist.
Glen Posusta, Gale Posusta, Ron Posusta, Ralph Posusta, Myron Posusta and Lenny Ardolf were the pallbearers.
Irvan Posusta was born Dec. 3, 1925, in Bergen Township, McLeod County, the son of Joseph and Matilda (Emme) Posusta. He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1943.

Rose family welcomes son

Jeff and Julie Rose of Glencoe announce the birth of a son, Collin Michael Rose, born Nov. 28, 2014, at Ridgeview Medical Center. Collin weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. He is welcomed home by siblings Braxton and Hanna. Grandparents are Ricky and Julie Rose of Glencoe, Harold and Lynn Schroeder of Gibbon and Rita Kiffmeyer and Steve Smith of Becker.

Girl born to Gaylord couple

Janie Mikka Grack was born Dec. 5, 2014, to Monick Castillo and Aaron Grack of Gaylord. She weighed 6 pounds, 4.4 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long. She joins a brother, Michael Stanley Luebesmier. Grandparents are Oliveros Castillo and Lidia Castilllo of Gaylord, Fred Grack of New Auburn and Nora easting of Belle Plaine.

Son born to Bauer family

Andy and Kristen Bauer of Gaylord announce the arrival of a son, Karter Andrew Bauer, born Nov. 20, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato. Karter weighed  7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He joins siblings Aiden and Avery. Grandparents are Gale and Judy Schlueter of Stewart and Ron and Muriel Bauer of Brownton. Great-grandparents are Orville and Dorothy Busse of Arlington and Anna Bauer of Gaylord.

Stewart City Council renews building inspection contract

The Stewart City Council renewed its contract for building inspection services with MNSPECT of Waconia on a 3-2 vote at its Monday, Dec. 8, meeting.
A first motion to renew a 3-year contract died for a lack of a second, and Council Member Jim Eitel advocated his earlier position to approve a one-year contract.
“I’d like to pursue other companies that inspect buildings,” said Eitel.
The city has had some controversy with building inspections after its adoption last year of a rental ordinance.

Silver Lake City Council has tax hearing

A wide variety of issues was raised at the Silver Lake city council meeting Monday night, including budget concerns, fair pay for women and a potential public access channel for the city.

Truth in Taxation
The truth in taxation hearing took place at the top of the meeting’s agenda. City Clerk Kerry Venier reported that the 2015 tax levy will be decreased by .29 percent, or $1,349. Budget expenditures will increase by 3.5 percent, projected revenues will increase by 3.52 percent.