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MSU, Mankato releases list of summer/fall grads

Minnesota State University, Mankato presented 1,740 degrees during the summer and fall commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 12. 
Carrington Riss of Brownton graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in psychology.
Christopher Becker, Austin Bohnert and Daniel Rach of Glencoe also graduated. Becker graduated with a bachelor of science in aviation, Bohnert with a bachelor of arts in English and Rach with a masters of arts in mathematics. 

Brownton hears back on PER on proposed street, utility project

The city of Brownton has heard back from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program on its preliminary engineering report for a proposed street and utility improvement project, which could cost up to $8 million.
 
John Rodeberg, an engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), told the City Council at its Dec. 8 meeting that he had expected to get comments back from the USDA within 30 days of submitting the report.
 

Brownton to see 8.45% levy hike, increases in water, sewer rates

The Brownton City Council managed to shave its proposed 10 percent levy for 2016 increase to 8.45 percent at its Tuesday, Dec. 8, meeting.
 
City Clerk Ella Kruse said the major reasons for the levy increase were payments on a new fire truck and a newer snowplow truck.
 
Kruse said that payments on a payloader will end in 2016, and the city may be able to look at lowering its budget for 2017 after that payment comes off the books.
 

Agnes Helen Yurek, 80, of Silver Lake

Agnes Helen Yurek, 80, of Silver Lake, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Dec. 12, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating. Alice Nowak was the organist, and Chuck Thiel provided special music. Readers were Nicole Nickles and Noah Yurek. Gift bearers were her granddaughters.
 

Delphine Ann Wood, 79, of Glencoe

Delphine Ann (Chlebecek) Wood, 79, of Glencoe, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at her home.
 
No services were held.
 
Delphine Ann (Chlebecek) Wood was born March 15, 1936, in Yellow Medicine County, Canby. She was the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Lacek)  Chlebecek. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Canby. She received her education at Canby High School in Canby.

Theophil Wendolek Jr., 86, of Cokato

Theophil Joseph Wendolek Jr., 86, of Cokato, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at the Cokato Manor.
 
A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 11, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin.
 
Theophil Wendolek Jr. was born Feb. 11, 1929, at his home farm in Silver Lake to Theophil and Sophie (Pilarski) Wendolek.
He farmed for several years prior to working at Johnson Produce and later at Ralston Purina for 39 years.

Alpha E. Rosenow, 87, of Hutchinson

Alpha E. Rosenow, 87, of Hutchinson, formerly of Brownton, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
 
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Norma Witte was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Rock of Ages,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Jesus Christ is Risen Today.”
 

Phylliss Hager, 88, formerly of area

Phylliss June Hager, 88, formerly of the Glencoe-Silver Lake area, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, in Apple Valley.
 
A prayer service was held Thursday, Dec. 10, at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake with the Rev. Carol Chmielewski officiating. Interment was Friday, Dec. 11, at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Silver Lake.
 
Phylliss Hager was born April 22, 1927, in Rich Valley Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Philip and Anna Hepner.

Holly Days parade lights up 11th Street

Santa visits Plato brunch