Archive - 2014


August 20th

Roger E. Peterson, 83, of Hutchinson

Roger Earl Peterson, 83, of Hutchinson, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Hutchinson Health.
A gathering of family and friends was held Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.
Roger Earl Peterson was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Hutchinson, the son of Emil and Edna (Hanson) Peterson. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith as a youth at Faith Lutheran Church (formerly Main Street Lutheran Church) in Hutchinson. He was educated in Hutchinson and a graduate of the Hutchinson High School class of 1948.

Burr enrolls at St. Benedict’s

Victoria Burr, daughter of Bryan and Stacie Burr of Glencoe, has enrolled at the College of St. Benedict for the 2014-15 academic year. On Thursday, Aug. 21, new students move in and begin orientation, which continues through Sunday, Aug. 24. Classes for fall semester begin Aug. 25.

Petersen earns scholarship

Cole Petersen, son of Shawn and Lisa Petersen of Glencoe, has been selected to receive a leadership award scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Recipients of this scholarship are recognized for their academic accomplishments and outstanding leadership abilities. Peterson plans on majoring in physical education at SMSU.

Girl born to Glencoe couple

Sandra Mejia and Daniel Bustos of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Camila Janet, on Aug. 6, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Grandparents are Ofelia Guereca and Rosa Bustos, both of Glencoe.

Daughter for Vinkemeiers

Elizabeth and Steven Vinkemeier of Plato announce the birth of their daughter, Danica Elizabeth, on Aug. 4, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Danica weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches in length. She is welcomed home by big brothers Nolan and Bennett. Grandparents are Lance and Kristin Lewin of Plato and Duane and Joan Vinkemeier of Glencoe.

Gruber family welcomes son

Shauna and Matt Gruber of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Axel Mathew, on Aug. 4, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21 inches in length. Axel is welcomed home by big sisters Abagail, Alyssa and Autumn. Grandparents are Virgil and Lynn Mathews of Glencoe and Chuck and Karen Gruber of Pierz.

Ludowese earns scholarship

Madison Ludowese of Stewart, a senior at Buffalo Lake-Hector/Stewart High School, is one of 128 students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, who will receive a Freshman Honor scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year.

Nov. 4 ballot set after primary, filings

Two events came together Aug. 12 that are instrumental in slating the names that will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot — it was primary election day, and it also was the closing day for the filing of candidacy for school board and municipal elections.

I know I’m aging; please don’t rub it in

No wonder we elderly people are prone to depression.
It seems there is always someone waiting to point out that I’m aging. I feel it when I try to crawl out of bed in the morning.
Saturday morning, I was at the McLeod County Fair shooting some photos for the paper. As I do every year, I took a stroll through the commercial building.
I’m still reminded of the year that I went from booth to booth, putting my name on every entry form I could find.

Sarah: friendship is greatest gift of life

Well, I’ve got blisters on my feet, a broken big toe nail and bruised toes, about 50 new bobby pins, and a beach-glass blue dress to add to my colorful collection of bridesmaid attire.
On Friday night, my dearest and best friend, Sarah, got hitched at Fort Snelling Chapel in St. Paul, and it happened to be the ninth wedding I’ve been a part of in four years, but probably the most important of my life so far.
Sarah and I met 10 years ago to the date at Winona State University during freshmen orientation, and have since been the greatest of friends.