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September 16th

St. John’s celebrates its big 150th

After 150 years, St. John’s Church in Biscay has a lot to celebrate. The church held a special polka service and lunch on Sunday, Sept. 13 for its 150th anniversary.
The church has a long history that began in 1865, when a congregation came together to form what was then called the First Lutheran Church and Society of Glendale. At that time, services were held in the home of Philip Block and then at a school just two miles from the current church building. 

City of Stewart will consult with attorney on validity of vote

Was the Stewart City Council’s vote to adopt a rental inspection ordinance legal?
That’s the question it will pose to its city attorney after the ordinance continued to be a bone of contention among Council members Monday night.
The City Council tabled two requests regarding the ordinance until it can clarify whether it legally adopted an ordinance over a year ago.

Scott Shaul, 65, of Glencoe

Scott Shaul, 65, of Glencoe, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 4, at St. Mary’s Care Center Chapel in Winsted with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating.
Scott Shaul was born June 20, 1950, in Superior, Wisconsin.

Eileen Mary Lentsch, 95, of Glencoe

Eileen Mary Lentsch, 95, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

Vikings looking to build a ‘magnet’

Are we the only ones who find it ironic that the Minnesota Vikings, who coaxed state taxpayers into building them a new stadium, are now looking to build a “destination development” in Eagan?
It was recently announced that the Vikings have a purchase agreement on 194 acres in Eagan, on which they intend to build a new Winter Park practice facility. It also was announced that the Vikings want to build a “magnet” around that facility, including a 10,000-seat stadium, a hotel, and a conference and event center.

I’m an elite runner, if the weather is ideal

I’m an elite runner.
And by elite, I don’t mean that I’m outstanding runner. It means I only run when conditions are perfect: no rain, low humidity, low dew point, a whisper of a breeze and temperatures preferrably in the mid to upper 50s.
The last week of August and the first week of September were less than ideal. In fact, they came no where close to meeting my standards. It was hot and humid.

Adjusting power against the squirrels, dirt

I was sitting in my lawn chair, with my adult beverage and book — dodging nuts!
One nut hit me on the shoulder. I moved a bit. The next shell hit me on top of the head. I moved again.
Pretty soon I was out of the shade and into the hot sun. That defeated the purpose of being outside, enjoying my backyard nature scenes.

POW/MIA recognition day Friday

To the Editor:
POW/MIA recognition day is Sept. 18.
The POW/MIA flag appears always in mournful black and white.
The man’s head is bowed in silhouette. Above is a guard tower; below are the words “You are not forgotten.”
And three decades after a former Army pilot first sketched the stark image to commemorate those missing in action from America’s longest war, it has become an enduring emblem of Vietnam, a flag second in popularity only to Old Glory itself.
Submitted by:
Virginia Adams

Board did not recommend pond in cemetery

To the Editor:
In last week’s Chronicle, it was stated by a high-ranking city official that the Cemetery Board in recent years has considered adding a pond for aesthetic reasons, as a point of beauty in the city cemetery.
Let’s get the record corrected. The Cemetery Board has never recommended creating a pond, an eyesore like this. Historians rate societies on their reverence toward their deceased loved ones. We prefer to leave this sanctuary in the pristine conditon it is, and not build a monument to storm water or mosquitoes.

Final grant in place, taxiway construction begins

The Glencoe City Council resolved to accept a grant for the Glencoe Municipal Airport taxiway project from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The grant is for $101,813, which is 5 percent of the project’s cost.
The remaining cost is divided between the city and a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA grant covers 90 percent of the project’s cost while the city will pay the remaining 5 percent.