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Archive - 2014

December 3rd

Darrel E.O. Radke, 76, of Hutchinson

Darrel Edwin Otto Radke, 76, of Hutchinson, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Eric Larson was the organist. Soloist Keith Tongen sang “Softly and Tenderly.” Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Amazing Grace” and “Jesus Lives, the Victory is Won.”

Gladys Clara Adrian, 80, of Glencoe

Gladys Clara (Dalaska) Adrian, 80, of Glencoe, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at her home.
A celebration of life was held Monday, Dec. 1, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe with the Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. officiating. David Johnson was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” “My God and I” and “How Great Thou Art.”

John Wage Winn, 88, of Glencoe

Bernice Tuchtenhagen, 87, Winthrop

Bernice Tuchtenhagen, 87, of Winthrop, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Funeral services were held Nov. 26, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with the Rev. Paul Tessmer officiating. Julianne Trebelhorn was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Abide With Me,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Pallbearers were Chad Voelz, Joel Voelz, Joia Ziegler, Jeff Tuchtenhagen, Todd Tuchtenhagen and Lisa Schwichtenberg. Interment was in the Winthrop Cemetery.

Paul Anderle, Rich Valley Township

Paul Joseph Anderle, 91, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his home in Rich Valley Township.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Nov. 20, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
Honorary pallbearers were Megan Anderson, Isaac Nass, Kirsten Anderson and Paul Nass. Pallbearers were Julie Havelka, Mike Havelka, Lisa Riebe, Jennifer Forcier, Jeffrey Havelka, Ron Maresh, Myron Dvorak and Harvey Dvorak. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Conklin family welcomes girl

Scott and Mandy Conklin of Glencoe announce the birth of a daughter, LilyAnn Zita, born Nov. 17, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. LilyAnn weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She joins a brother, Benjamin. Grandparents are Mike and Mary Ann Drew and Al and Jan Conklin, all of Glencoe. Great-grandparents are Granville and Colleen Drew, also of Glencoe.

Daughter born to Petersens

Jesse and Jennifer Petersen of Glencoe announce the birth of a daughter, Gatlynn Anna Jean, born Nov. 10, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Gatlynn weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches in length. She joins siblings Hunter and Chelsea. Grandparents are Delton and Barb Petersen of Atwater, Dorothy and Kary Opitz of Winthrop and Mel and Linda Meyer of Gaylord.

Vikings Stadium lands ’19 NCAA Final Four

The new Vikings Stadium — and its financing — are still under construction, but two major sporting events will be using it for a venue within the next five years. The stadium is expected to be completed and opened in 2016.
The National Football League has already approved the stadium as the site of the 2018 Super Bowl.
And, a couple of weeks ago, it was announced that the stadium will be the venue for the 2019 NCAA Final Four basketball tournament.

Alyssa, we will miss you, your laughter

I coerced a friend into coming over one evening last week to help me knock one of many home-repair projects off my to-do list.
He brought along his young son, Landen, who has a perpetual smile on his face and that contagious laugh that seem to wholly belong to the very young — that infectious, whole-hearted giggle that gets you laughing along, even when you have no idea what is so funny.

Glencoe City Council approves 3% raises for employees in 2015

After closing its public hearing on the 2015 tax levy and budget Monday night, the Glencoe City Council debated what kind of raise it will give its city employees.
City Administrator Mark Larson said the preliminary budget approved in September had a built-in 3 percent raise for city workers, but he recommended a 2.5 percent raise instead.
Mayor Randy Wilson felt a 2 percent raise was better for the budget, but Council Member John Schrupp argued that the 3 percent raise was warranted.