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Archive - Nov 30, 2016


Dennis H. Schupp, 84, of Brainerd

Dennis H. Schupp, 84, of Brainerd, formerly of Glencoe, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Brainerd.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 26, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Lisa Hoyne performed “Lift High the Cross.” Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Eternal Father, Strong to Save.”

Kathleen Becker, 73, of New Auburn

Kathleen Elaine (Olson) Becker, 73, of New Auburn, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe.
Memorial services were held Friday, Nov. 25, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn with the Rev. Bradley Danielson officiating. Lisa Petersen was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “Abide With Me” and “In the Garden.”

 Welcome to D.C., Mr. President-Elect

By Lee H. Hamilton
As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning. Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate — his opponent, after all, got more votes — will require finesse, a clear-eyed view of his role in the world, and no small amount of luck.

In midst of turmoil, people still doing good

Our view: Lots of opportunities to help out during holiday season

Newman to chair Senate Transportation Committee

State Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, will assume the chairmanship of the Minnesota Senate Committee on Transportation when the Legislature reconvenes in January.
The Senate Republican Caucus announced the decision on Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, as committee structure and rosters were unveiled. Newman served as the ranking minority member on the Transportation Committee during the previous session.

Medallion hunt, bazaar on Holly Days slate

The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a slate of holiday activities, starting with the kick off of the medallion hunt Friday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m.
Clues will be posted each Friday on the Chamber’s website and its Facebook page. The annual hunt is sponsored by the Crow River Sno Pros, Inc.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, the annual Holly Days Holiday Bazaar will be held at the Glencoe City Center. A variety of local vendors and businesses will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Finance committee considers wastewater issues

The Glencoe City Council’s Finance Committee met with  Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH) to discuss the city’s wastewater treatment facility Wednesday, Nov. 23.
The City Council authorized SEH to complete a facility plan for the treatment plant at its July 18 meeting, with a cost not to exceed $63,900. The full plan is expected to be completed and presented to the council by the end of the year.

Driver in fatal crash sentenced to probation, jail

Emily Louise Givens has been sentenced to a year of probation and 30 days in jail on a misdemeanor charge of careless driving.
Givens was convicted in September of careless driving in regard to the April 2015 death of bicyclist Penny Verdeck of Glencoe, who was killed when her bicycle was struck by Givens’ vehicle just north of Glencoe.

Minnesota Nice continues tradition of giving to soldiers

Linda Krueger’s basement once again looks like a mini version of a busy department store — piles of goods waiting to be sorted and packaged, while already packed boxes are stacked up, ready to be shipped out to soldiers who are deployed away from home for the holidays.
As the packages are shipped out, thank yous are quickly returning via email and regular mail.
Some samples:

Accidents abound on state highways over holiday weekend

A Stewart man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon, in the first of four accidents that occurred over the Thanksgiving weekend.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident was reported at 1:54 p.m. and occurred on Highway 15 just south of Hutchinson. Leo M. Murphy, 56, of Fairfax, was southbound on Highway 15 in a 2005 Ford F-350, pulling a trailer, and was slowing to enter a residence on the left when the trailer was rear-ended by a 1997 Infiniti QX4 wagon driven by Ryan Redden, 35, of Stewart.