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Archive - Jul 14, 2015


Stewart City Council scraps 2015 street, utility project

The Stewart City Council rejected all bids for a street and utility project at its Monday night meeting.
The City Council had proposed improvements for Croyden Street between Mowbray Street and the cemetery, Mowbray Street between Hall Street and Main Street, East Street from Main Street to Martha Street, and Powers Street from Prior Street to Mowbray Street.

Brownton Council limits use of temporary, canvas storage sheds

Canvas quonset-type storage tents will only be able to be used temporarily in Brownton following an amendment to the city’s planning and zoning ordinance.
The Brownton City Council, at its July 7 meeting, accepted a recommendation from its planning and zoning commissions that the canvas sheds can only be used for storage for a maximum of one year. Existing tents must be removed within a year of adoption of the amendment to the ordinance.

Brownton Council concerned about financial impact of proposed work

Although it’s very much in the early stages, the impact of the cost of a comprehensive street and utility project has Brownton City Council members worried.
John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s engineering firm, again reviewed the preliminary engineering plan with the City Council at its July 7 meeting. The plan will be presented to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the hopes of getting grant and low-interest loan funding for the project.

Brownton City Council turns down request to use center for worship

A motion to allow a group of about 20 people to meet for church services at the Brownton Community Center failed on a split vote at the City Council’s July 7 meeting.
Barry Marchant, who resigned this spring as the pastor of the Congregational Church in Brownton, approached the city about possibly having services for a group of people on Sunday mornings at the Community Center.

24 Brownton seniors met on Monday

Twenty-four Brownton senior citizens met Monday, July 13, at the Brownton Community Center.
Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners — 500, Eunice Schuette, first, and Gladys Rickert, second; pinochle, ORdella Schmidt, first, and Ruby Streich, second; and sheephead, Pearl Streu, first, and Elmer Maass, second.
Theola Fors won the door prize. Audrey Tongen served refreshments.

Son born to Christensens

Jon and Annie Christensen of Hutchinson announce the arrival of their son, Chet Irvin Christensen, born June 16, 2015, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Chet weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. He joins a sister, Ella. Grandparents are William and Gayle Christensen of Hutchinson and Marcia and the late Irvin Milbrandt of Elmore. Great-grandparents are Loretta and the late Irvin Dostal and the late Leroy and Esther Christsensen, all of Hutchinson.

Mahon welcomes baby girl

Abigail Mahon of New Auburn announces the birth of her daughter, Lola Jo Mahon, who was born July 1, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Lola weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long. She is welcomed by grandparent Christopher Mahon of Glencoe. 

Dalos makes Normandale list

Mariah Dalos of Plato was named to the dean’s list at Normandale Community College in Bloomington for the 2015 spring semester. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of at least 3.5.

Franchuk is Normandale grad

Sheila Franchuk of Plato participated in graduation ceremonies for Normandale Community College at Grace Church in Eden Prairie on May 18. Franchuk earned an associate in science degree with a major in engineering foundations. 

Local students on St. Cloud list

St. Cloud Technical and Community College announced the president’s and dean’s lists for the 2015 spring semester. James Navratil of Silver Lake made the president’s list with a 4.0 GPA. Benjamin Maiers of Stewart made the dean’s list with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9.