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Archive - Feb 2015


February 11th

Son born to Klitzke family

Brad and Nicole Klitzke of Chaska announce the arrival of a son, Barrett John Burton Klitzke, born Dec. 7, 2014, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Barrett weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 181⁄2 inches long. He joins siblings Myah and Hailey. Grandparents are Shirley and the late Burton Klitzke of Darwin and Kenneth and Christine Dodge of Eden Prairie. Great-grandparents are Joyce Schmidt of Glencoe and Jane Stephan of West St. Paul.

Daughter for Glencoe couple

Amber Earl and Nathan Skarhus of Glencoe announce the arrival of a daughter, Elizabeth Rose-Mary Skarhus, born Jan. 29, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. She joins a brother, Aaron Joseph-Alan Skarhus, age 2.

Named to U of St. Thomas list

Four Glencoe students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul — Kyler Anderson, Danielle Bielke, Louis Iacona and Shannon Twiss.

Clark named to dean’s list

Oakley Clark, a freshman at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, was named to the fall semester dean’s list. He is the son of Jerry and LeAnn Clark of Glencoe.

Bemidji State dean’s list

Area students named to the Bemidji State University fall semester dean’s list include: Lindsey Becker, Jennifer Illg, Aaron Luehrs and Jeana Van Dyne, all of Glencoe; and Breanna Wagner of Stewart.

Eberhard awarded scholarship

South Central Electric Association on Feb. 6 presented Ray Eberhard of Glencoe with a $500 scholarship at its facility in St. James. The scholarship was established in memory of former South Center Electric meter foreman Daron Hunstad, who died in 2012. The scholarship was available to students attending the powerline technology program at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Jackson. Eberhard is in his first year at the college. He grew up on a dairy farm near Glencoe, the son of Bob and Gloria Eberhard.

Brownton City Council takes in comments on changes in its winter parking ordinance

The Brownton City Council took in comments from a resident regarding its snow removal ordinance at its Feb. 3 meeting, but indicated that it probably will not be making any more changes.
In November, the City Council decided to adopt a snow removal policy similar to the city of Glencoe’s, establishing no parking on city streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. during the months of November through April, regardless of whether there is snow on the ground or not.

Motion to repeal rental ordinance fails at Stewart Council meeting

A motion to repeal the city of Stewart’s rental inspection ordinance failed on a 2-2 vote Monday night.
New Council Member Curt Glaeser made the motion after the City Council had a lengthy discussion with resident Keith Fredrickson over the ordinance.
Both Glaeser and Council Member Chuck Kruggel (who also took office in January) voted in favor of Glaeser’s motion, while council members Kevin Klucas and Jim Eitel voted against.

Rotten apples spoil the whole barrel

Rental inspection ordinances and “snowbird” ordinances seem to be dominating city council discussions in the area.
Last week in Brownton, a resident complained about the city’s amendement to its winter parking ordinance, which prohibits parking on city streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. from November to April — regardless of snowfall.

Lost keys? No, I lost the whole darn car

Former Chronicle sports editor Lee Ostrom used to tell me that once a person hits 50, “it’s all maintenance.” Which I think was just a nice way of saying “it’s all downhill from here.”
There comes a time in life when a person has a hard time recalling a memory, or wonders obsessively if they left on the iron, stove, oven, lights, forgot to turn down the thermostat, or feed the dog before leaving the house. Or wastes precious minutes looking for keys or a phone that were right where they belonged all along.