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Gregory Stimpert, 74, of Hutchinson

Gregory Stimpert, 74, of Hutchinson, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Hutchinson Health.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist. The song leader was Lucy Newcomb. Congregational hymns were “St. Francis Prayer,” “Here I Am, Lord,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Little Brown Church.”

Evan Denney, 82, of Glencoe

Evan Denney, 82, of Glencoe, formerly of Missoula, Mont., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Birchwood House in Hutchinson.
A memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, at 10:30 a.m., at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
Evan Denney was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Tacoma, Wash., to Evangelos Pangis and Margaret Still O’Connor. He attended elementary schools in Sumner, Wash., and Seward Grade School in Seattle, Wash., and Lincoln High School in Seattle.

Roger ‘Fuzz’ Luehrs, Harlingen, Texas

Roger “Fuzz” Luehrs was born on April Fool’s Day, 1940, and kept the world laughing for 74 years. All who met and knew him loved him.
He left us on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in hospice care at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Harlingen, Texas. He joins his son Jay, sister Betty, his parents, in-laws, family and many friends who were waiting for him.

Graf family announces birth

A son, Leo Wayne Graf, was born Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, to Matt and Jackie Graff of Glencoe, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Leo weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Ruby. Grandparents are Michael and Nancy Cox and Wendy Graf, all of Glencoe, and the late David Graf.

Girl for Glencoe couple

Xavier Strong and Adam Rindal of Glencoe announce the arrival of a daughter, Calliope LaRae, who was born Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Hutchinson Health. Calliope weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She joins siblings Brighton, Hayden, Tavia and Lillian. Grandparents are Wayne and Kim Strong of Glencoe and Ken and Linda Rindal of Eleva, Wis.

Daughter born to Koseks

Gary and Larisa Kosek of Silver Lake announce the arrival of a daughter, Greta Clare, born Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Hutchinson Health. Greta weighed 6 pounds, 91⁄2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed home by siblings Avril and Mavrik. Grandparents are Clarence and Doris Kosek of Silver Lake and Alan and Lori Dahlman of Stewart.

Violence disturbing during season of peace

Crime, sex and money. Those three news topics, poll after poll and survey after survey tell us, are what people want to read about in the print media, see on TV and hear about on the radio.
Unfortunately, that seems to be all too true. Just look at the recent coverage of the shooting of a black man by a white police officer, the subsequent looting and riots, and demonstrations that have turned ugly — even one right next door at the Mall of America in Bloomington.

Operation Minnesota Nice is appreciated

When I was a kid — actually, even until I was well into my 40s — my mother would intersperse necessities into our “fun” gifts each Christmas. I could usually count on opening a box to find underwear and socks.
And, of course, we all had to display our gifts to the rest of the family. I learned not to open the package of underwear the Christmas I pulled out a pair of panties and my brother commented, “Oh, you got pillow cases?”
Most of us receive these gifts with something less than enthusiasm, bordering on disappointment.

School’s needs the same, but cost rises

I have a real strong urge to say “I told you so!” But I will refrain.
However, after sitting in (as a private citizen) on the last Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board meeting and last week’s four-hour workshop session, I wondered why are we even going through this again? Why should we even have to run another building bond referendum?

13th-annual Winterfest a huge success

To the Editor:
On behalf of the city of Silver Lake and the GFWC Women’s Club of Silver Lake, I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who came and made our Winterfest a great day for all. Santa was there with his reindeer, the horse-drawn rides made their annual appearance and the food was excellent as usual.