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Archive - 2014

August 6th

Music in the Park

Fouquettes named as ’14-15 grand marshals

Cory and Cyndi Fouquette are still “surprised” to be named the 2014-15 Pola-Czesky grand marshals, though they were told of the honor over a week ago.
The Fouquettes moved to Silver Lake from California in 1993, and in 2000, they moved back to California for a couple of years, but returned to the area in 2002 and currently reside in Hutchinson, but have always felt welcome in Silver Lake though they consider themselves “imports.”
Cory is a Cold Spring native and ended up in San Diego, Calif., through the U.S. Navy, where he met Cyndi.

Marlene F. Graupman, 77, of Chaska

Marlene Fay Graupmann, 77, of Chaska, formerly of Hamburg, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Auburn Manor Home in Chaska.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 31, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. The Rev. Donald Andrix officiated.
The organist was Cheryl Andrix, and special music was “The Lord’s Prayer” by soloist Todd Bentz, and “What A Wonderful World.” Congregational hymns were “Lift High the Cross” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

‘Human foosball’ to anchor BARK activities Saturday in Brownton

Wednesday evening, July 30, a group of friends gathered at the Mark and Lori Cacka home in Brownton to try out the “human foosball” arena that will be used for Brownton Area Resources for Kids” annual fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Lori Cacka took a short video of the practice session and posted it on her Facebook page.
Since then it has gone viral.
At a most recent check Monday, Lori Cacka’s video has had 40,282 “shares.”

July 30th

Corn feed, BARK Day on tap in Brownton

The weekend of Aug. 8-10 will be a busy one for Brownton, with the Brownton Lions Club annual corn feed Friday night, Aug. 8, the Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) day Saturday, Aug. 9, and the Region 7C amateur baseball tournament all weekend.
The Brownton Lions Club’s annual corn feed will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brownton Community Center. The meal includes sweet corn, hodt dogs, baked beans, potato chips, milk and coffee.

July 23rd

'Al luck' strikes again

I just might be the luckiest person in the world.
Only hours after finishing last week’s column about the reliable ol’ Jeep, I headed out to the parking lot after the end of a long work day to find my Jeep didn’t start.
I tilted my head back in frustration and let out a big sigh before panic set in. I was supposed to meet my cousin Tina in Hanover for dinner at 6 p.m. and was already running late.

July 17th

Here's to the reliable ol' Jeep

As much as I write about the troubles of the Jeep, I don’t give it enough credit when it does get me to where I’m going. 

July 9th

Barking dog ordinance main topic of City Council meeting

In a short meeting last Tuesday evening, the Brownton City Council heard an update from Police Chief Ken Bauer about the city’s pet ordinance regarding barking dogs.
Bauer said he talked with the city attorney about the recurring nuisance of a barking dog and found that in Minnesota, “barking dog offenses” can be charged as misdemeanors and offenders can be fined up to $900, “which is something for a couple of our frequent flyers,” he told the City Council.

BMX State Qualifier set for July 27th

From fussy to food fanatic

It would be an understatement to say I ate well this 4th of July weekend. Most of you know I love food, and will find any way to talk about it, but I’ll admit, I didn’t always.
I was quite the fussy eater when I was younger. I despised onions, cauliflower, peppers, brussel sprouts, beets, cranberries, cabbage, celery, olives, liver, brats, and anything that typically made kids stick out their tongues and say, “Yuck.” 
But I was mostly known for my hatred of cheese.