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Archive - Feb 4, 2015


Arlis (Husfeldt) Anderson, 73, Georgia

Arlis Diana (Husfeldt) Anderson, 73, of Flowery Branch, Ga., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Henning Anderson; children, Hallie A. and Patric Dillon of Atlanta, Ga.; granddaughter, Addie Beth Dillon; and brother and sister-in-law, Alson and Arlys Husfeldt, Slayton.

Gene E. Streachek, 80, rural Glencoe

Gene E. Streachek, 80, of rural Glencoe, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Feb. 4, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Tony Stubeda officiating. Military rites were provided by American Legion Post 141.
Honorary pallbearers were Chris Bahr, Angie Christen, Jenny Bahr and Jacob and Hannahn Kuntz. Pallbearers were Shelby, Sydney, Seth, Shanie, Samson, Simon, Saul and Selah Streachek. Interment was in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Dorothy Kaczmarek, 77, of Litchfield

Dorothy C. Kaczmarek, 77, of Litchfield, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Litchfield. The Rev. Craig Engel will officiate and Marion Rick will be the organist. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 6, from noon until the time of the service, at the church.
Pallbearers will be Brandon, Zachary and Alexander Bondhus, Carsten Sasse, Mitchell Delosoul and Carl Packa.

Son born to LaMott family

Brady and Sarah LaMott of St. Bonifacius announce the birth of a son, Riley Allen, on Jan. 21, 2015, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Riley weighed 6 pounds, 101⁄2 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Steve and Sue Plath of Hutchinson and Bruce and Carrie LaMott of Silver Lake. Great-grandparents are Eunice Lueck of LeSueur, Frances Plath of Glencoe, Harvey and Diane Fritz of Randall, and Ed and Dorothy LaMott of Silver Lake.

Daughter for Schroeders

Jason and Michele (Dammann) Schroeder of Courtland announce the arrival of a daughter, April Ann, born Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at New Ulm Medical Center. April weighed 8 pounds and was 201⁄4 inches long at birth. She is welcomed home by brothers Alex, 5, and Aiden, 2. Grandparents are Donald and Carol Dammann of Glencoe and John and Bev Schroeder of Courtland. Great-grandmother is Ethel Hardel of Glencoe.

Area students on dean’s list

Area students named to the Minnesota State University Moorhead fall semester dean’s list include: Samantha Iverson, Glencoe, majoring in general studies; Samantha Johnson, Silver Lake, who is seeking degrees in studio art, anthropology and biology; Mirand Buesing, Lester Prairie, graphic communications; Krista Lange, Lester Prarie, social work; and Joseph Madsen, Lester Prairie, elementary inclusive education.

Brownton City Council to seek public comment on RS Fiber

The city of Brownton is planning at least one public meeting to get input on whether it should continue its participation in the RS Fiber project.
The project, which includes 10 communities in Sibley and Renville counties, has a goal of providing fiber optic to homes and businesses as an alternative to traditional copper cabling for phone, Internet and television service.
The Brownton City Council met in special session with Mark Erickson, former Winthrop city administrator, who is on a leave of absence to help coordinate the start-up of RS Fiber.

Brownton’s Cabin Fever Days celebration set Friday, Saturday

Brownton’s fourth-annual Cabin Fever Days celebration will open Friday night with a comedy show and live band at the Brownton Area Civic Center.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and the first show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Featured comedians include Ron Lamprecht, a 1988 graduate of Brownton High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran who later turned to comedy.

Bussler’s newspaper fares well in contest

A newspaper owned by a former Brownton resident did very well in the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, with winners being announced at the annual convention last week.
Rick Bussler, son of Cliff and June Bussler of Brownton, is the owner and publisher of the Blooming Prairie Times.
Among other awards, the Times won the prestigious Lynn Smith Community Leadership award for “The Invisible Scar,” which brought awareness to the issue of sexual abuse.

Global warming, volcanoes or a fluke?

Popular meteorologist Paul Douglas outlined some disturbing changes in our climate to members of the McLeod County Corn & Soybean Growers Association at their annual meeting Saturday.