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January 14th

Elroy Frauendienst, 79, of Gaylord

Elroy Frauendienst, 79, of Gaylord, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 10, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County.

Walter Carl Alsleben, 94, of Winthrop

Walter Carl Alsleben, 94, of Winthrop, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at The Lodge in Winthrop.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 13, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Paul Otte was the organist, and soloist Justin Rierson sang “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” Congregational hymns were “Abide With Me,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “My Faith Looks Up to Thee.”

Mavis Huepenbecker, 81, of Glencoe

Mavis Huepenbecker, 81, of Glencoe, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at the St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 10, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato with the Rev. Brian Brosz officiating.
Serving as urn bearers were her grandchildren, Jerad, Joslin, Jalissa, Cole, Mandy and Grace, and honorary urn bearers were her great-grandchildren, Kade, William, Eli, Brooke, Cora, Pierce, Kinsley and Brayden.
Interment was in the church cemetery.

Jimmie Gene Huitt, 77, of Glencoe

Jimmie Gene Huitt, 77, of Glencoe, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home, with family by his side after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Dressels announce son’s birth

Michael and Mindy Dressel of Hutchinson announce the birth of a son, Ryder Dale, born Dec. 16, 2014, at Hutchinson Health. Ryder weighed 9 pounds, eight-tenths of an ounce and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Myron and Julie Fehlandt of Glencoe and Dale and Betty Sturges and the late Tom Dressel of Brownton. Great-grandparents are Mary Klapotz and Vernon Dressel.

Schroepfer on dean’s list

Courtney Schroepfer of Glencoe was named to the fall-semester dean’s list at St. Cloud State University. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Schroepfer is majoring in early childhood education.

Brownton Council continues participation in RS Fiber effort

On a 3-1 vote Jan. 6, the Brownton City Council passed a resolution indicating that it will use its bonding authority to help secure a loan for the fledgling RS Fiber project.
Shannon Sweeney of David Drown Associates, the financial advisor for both RS Fiber and the city of Brownton, said the proposal to bring fiber-optic service to homes in 10 communities and rural areas in Renville, Sibley and McLeod counties, had changed from a public entity to a private cooperative.

Brownton City Council names Tim Olson to two-year term

The Brownton City Council appointed resident Tim Olson to the Council for a two-year term at its Jan. 6 meeting.
The two-year term was created when then Council Member Norm Schwarze was elected mayor in the November 2014 election. Schwarze officially resigned his council position Tuesday when he was sworn in as mayor.
In the public comment portion of the meeting, resident Harlow Karg said that he felt it was time for some new blood on the City Council.

Stewart City Council to set workshop to talk pay equity

The Stewart City Council will meet in a special session or workshop to consider its pay equity schedule.
The City Council discussed at its Monday meeting whether it should reclassify the position currently held by Matt Maiers, who is the city’s water and wastewater operator, as well as the maintenance supervisor.
Mayor Jason Peirce said that Maiers’ duties and responsibilities are different than those of previous employees in the maintenance department.

From Boston to Paris, terrorism acts abound

The trial of 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to get under way Jan. 26 in a federal courtroom in Boston. Jury selection has already begun.
You may remember that Tsarnaev is accused of the bombing that killed three people and injured nearly 260 people at the Boston Marathon nearly two years ago.
According to news accounts, his attorneys are expected to argue that Tsarnaev was under the mind control of his older brother (by seven years), Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police after the bombing. Typical defense: blame the dead person.