Archive - 2014


July 23rd

County orders schematic design for jail project; potentially closing Ives

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners asked Wold Architects to proceed with a schematic design of its proposed jail renovation and courthouse security project — including the potential closing of Ives Street and reopening of Judd Avenue.
John McNamara of Wold reviewed the proposed project, which has been on hold while the county waited out the appeal period on a judge’s ruling that allows the county to use the bequest of Annamarie Tudhope, former Glencoe Enterprise publisher, to fund the project.

3 seats up for GSL School Board election

The terms of three Glencoe-Silver Lake school board members will end this year: Chair Clark Christianson, Clerk Anne Twiss, and Director Jason Lindeman.
Filing will open for the office of school board member on July 29 and closes on Aug. 12. Terms will be for four years and will begin on Jan. 5, 2015.
In order to serve on the school board, a candidate must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district for 30 days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same general election.

Son born to Nowak, Catlin

Alexandra Nowak and Yancey Catlin of New Germany announce the birth of their son, Austin Clarence Catlin, on July 8, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Austin weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His siblings are Collyn Catlin, Carter Ruggiero and Talon Catlin. Grandparents are Gerald Nowak of Glencoe, Linda Nowak of Lester Prairie, Magdelana Moss of Prescott, Wis., and Gregory Catlin of Bovey.

Unseth among graduates

Miriam Unseth of Lester Prairie was among the May graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She received her degree in biology from the College of Arts and Sciences. Other area graduates include Joseph Meier, geography degree, and Zachary Swenson, business management degree, both of Hutchinson, and Taylor Williams of Winsted, a nursing degree.

Daughter for Lopez family

Bailey Lopez and Silvestre Lopez Galaviz of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Lexi Jo Lopez, on July 7, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Lexi weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her older sister is Kaia Esperanza Lopez.

Shorey, Krippner note birth

Kristina Shorey and Beau Krippner of Buffalo Lake announce the birth of their son, Dallas Dean Krippner, on July 10, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Dallas weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches in length. His big sister is Braylynn Mae Wolf, 2. Grandparents are Dean and Michele Krippner of Silver Lake, George and Sheila Krienke of Hutchinson, Lynn Miller and Michael Wright of Willow River and Richard and Kristine Shorey.

Johnson, Larson birth noted

Amanda Johnson and Nicholas Larson of Brownton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia May Larson, on June 27, 2014, at Hutchinson Health. Olivia weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Terry and Donna Johnson of Brownton, Mark and Debra Larson of Glencoe and Lisa Tschimperle of Hutchinson.

Albert Fred Droege, 99, of Glencoe

Funeral services for Albert Fred Droege, 99, of Glencoe and formerly of Plato, were held Wednesday, July 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato. The Rev. Donald Andrix officiated.
Mr. Droege died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at United Hospital in St. Paul.
The organist was Cheryl Andrix, and special music by Don Moen was “When It’s All Been Said and Done.” Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Borning Cry” and “Abide With Me.”
Pallbearers were Mark Johnson, Delford Olson, David Pinske, John Royal, Robert Royal and Mark Wilkens. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Yesenia Liestman, 43, of Brownton

Yesenia Marie Cheramie Liestman, 43, of Brownton, entered eternal rest Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park after a courageous battle with cancer.
A visitation and funeral were held in Brownsville, Texas, where she was born and raised.
Yesenia Cheramie and Josh Liestman were united in marriage on Sept. 18, 2004. They made their home in Brownton.
Mrs. Liestman loved decorating, doing crafts, cooking, and fishing and hunting with her husband.

Gladys Lehmberg, 90, of Owatonna

Funeral services for Gladys M. Lehmberg, 90, of Owatonna, were held Friday, July 18, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Owatonna.
Mrs. Lehmberg died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Koda Living Community.
Born to Charles and Martha (Steinborn) Scharmer in New Auburn on Dec. 13, 1923, she married Henry Lehmberg in 1943. The Lembergs had six children.
Later, she enjoyed traveling with her husband, but most of all, she loved her grandchildren and day care kids. Mrs. Lehmberg was known for having wonderful cinnamon rolls and for baking Christmas cookies with the grandchildren.