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Archive - Mar 2015


March 18th

Daughter for Mathews family

Shandon and Brittany Mathews of Lester Prairie announce the birth of a daughter, Lia Shandi Mathews, born Monday, March 2, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Lia weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. She joins brothers Broc, age 6, and Keaton, age 4. Grandparents are Virgil and Lynn Mathews of Glencoe and Steven Dunham and Rebecca Clarkin of New Ulm.

Son born to Glencoe family

Marc and Leah Cathey of Glencoe announce the arrival of a son, Jonah Leander Cathey, who was born Friday, March 6, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jonah weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches in length. He joins a brother, Gabriel, and sisters, Emma, Veronica and Iris. Grandparents are Gene and Barb Seipel of Glencoe and Angela Cathey of Washougal, Wash.

Girl for Silver Lake couple

Robert Cripps and Victoria Wendorff of Silver Lake announce the arrival of a daughter, Raelyn Jaymes Cripps, born Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Raelyn weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 181⁄2 inches in length at birth. Her sibling is Aaliyah Hofmeister. Grandparents are Jay Wendorff of Brownton, Cheryl Artmann of Glencoe and Scott and Joyce Cripps of Hutchinson.

Frustrations mount with apartment building

Mountains of garbage and life safety concerns at a local apartment complex were the hot topic at the Silver Lake City Council meeting Monday, March 16.
City officials have been receiving complaints about the mounting garbage at The Villager Apartments on Grove Avenue.
This is not the first time garbage has been an issue at the Villager. The last reported garbage and blight issue was Aug. 29, 2014, according to a report from Police Chief Forrest Henriksen.

Brownton facing up to $12.5 million in improvements over next 25 years

Addressing Brownton’s most critical infrastructure needs could take several years and cost up to $12.5 million, the Brownton City Council heard at a special meeting Tuesday, March 10.
John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s engineering firm, presented the City Council with a preliminary engineering report. SEH is preparing the report so the city can qualify for funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program.

‘Right to Try’ proposal draws support, criticism

We have all become familiar with “right to die” legislative efforts, in which the dying are allowed to authorize the cessastion of resuscitative efforts as their lives come to a close.
Now, according to the Star Tribune, there is a legislative effort for a “right to try.” Right to try legislation allows those diagnosed with terminal illness a chance to try unapproved, experimental drugs and devices as a last-chance effort to save their lives.

Brilliance? Or just odd social behavior?

I tried a scientific experiment recently. I head-butted an engine block to test out the hardness of my head. I now have a scrape on my forehead, but the headache has subsided.

No plans to close Lakeside Elementary School

To the Editor:
As we move closer and closer to the May 12 vote, I want to take this time to address a question that has been brought to my attention. It has to deal with Lakeside Elementary School.
Over the years, I have had many people tell me that “they have heard” that Lakeside will be closed if the building bond passes. I’m not sure where they heard this, or where it has been coming from, but it has never come from the district.

Blizzard Blast exceeded fundraising goal

To the Editor:
On behalf of hospice patients and their families, we would like to thank the Glencoe and Hutchinson communities for their support of 2015 Blizzard Blast. We raised a total of $30,292, which surpassed our $30,000 goal.  

Stop obstructing the president’s goals

To the Editor:
Throughout President Obama’s presidency, the opposition party has done nothing but obstruct any actions that would benefit the ordinary citizens of the country. They are totally disrespectful of him, call him a foreigner, a Muslim, and assorted other snarky comments. The actions of Congress have ground to a complete halt where anything he proposes is met with no action, and compromise is a foreign concept. They continue to grind away at the Affordable Care Act with the Supreme Court to the detriment of their constituents.