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Archive - Oct 14, 2015

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Grochows welcome son

Ashley and Quentin Grochow of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, August Quentin Grochow, born Oct. 11, 2015 at Glencoe Regional Health Services. August weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. He joins siblings Lillian and Hudson. Grandparents are Dick and Barb Maass and Brian and Irene Grochow of Glencoe. 

Moehring graduates from Mayo

Jackie Moehring of Glencoe graduated from the Mayo College of Medicine, School of Health Sciences in Rochester in May. She was among 17 graduates from the radiology program and 80 from the University of Minnesota, Rochester. Moehring received a certificate in radiography and a bachelor of science degree in health professions. She is now one of eight students pursuing a certificate in nuclear medicine technology at Mayo College of Medicine, School of Health Sciences in Rochester. 

GRHS welcomes new geriatric practitioner

Michele Schuberg, an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner who is certified in hospice and palliative care, recently joined Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS). Unlike the other nurse practitioners at GRHS, Schuberg does not accept appointments to see patients in the clinic. She provides care exclusively for two populations: residents of GRHS Long Term Care and patients in GRHS’ hospital transitional care unit. Schuberg divides her time based on the census in each setting and the care needs of her patients. 
 

Brownton awaits USDA input on proposed street, utiltiy project

The city of Brownton is still waiting to hear the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s response to a preliminary engineering report on a proposed $8 million utility and street improvement project.
 
“The initial review should be done by the end of the month,” said John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s engineering consultant. Rodeberg gave the City Council an update at its Oct. 6 meeting.
 

Dale R.M. Stucke, 69, of Brownton

Dale Stucke, 69, of Brownton, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at his home in Brownton. 
 
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. 
Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”
 

Elaine Alice Alsleben, 88, of Glencoe

Elaine Alice (Tonn) Alsleben, 88, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
 
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Robert Nowak officiating.
 

GRHS adapting well to changing health care

In the ever-changing landscape of medical care, Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) seems to be doing remarkably well in holding down its little corner of the world among the giants that dominate in the metro area.
Monday, the local health-care provider had a “beam-signing” ceremony to celebrate the new 12,000-square-foot addition it is constructing to house its rapidly growing rehabilitation services program. Construction of the third-floor addition started this summer and should be completed in spring 2016.

A lot of work for a little bit of a sore throat

I woke up early Tuesday morning (and by early, I mean 3 a.m.) with three annoying sensations — a sore throat, an earache, and the feeling that my dog was staring at me with that “I need to go out, and I need to go out right now,” look in his eyes.
I had heard over the weekend that head colds were making their fall emergence, along with the Asian beetles. Neither are very welcome in my household.

Commissioners, foundation need to consider small towns, also

To the Editor:
I read with interest the article in last week’s Chronicle (Oct. 7) that the county commissioners want to use county property under the umbrella of Southwest Initiative Foundation to promote the city of Glencoe. I would hope that the commissioners and Southwest Initiative Foundation would spend more time and money promoting the small cities in McLeod County that are struggling to keep their cities operating.

Bringing awareness to domestic violence

By Glynis Vacek
Family violence, domestic assault, and intimate partner violence are words we hear in the news every day. Domestic violence has many names and many victims. It knows no boundaries. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, or where you live. It doesn’t matter what your race, religion, or sexual orientation is. Anyone can become a victim of domestic violence.