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Archive - Nov 2016

Date

November 9th

Milton Kottke, 85, of Glencoe

Milton Kottke, 85, of Glencoe, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
A celebration of life gathering will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, 1820 Knight Ave. N, Glencoe.

David Ronald Schultz, 62, Silver Lake

David Ronald Schultz, 62, of Silver Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at his home.
A memorial service will be held today (Wednesday) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. A eulogy will be offered at 6:30 p.m. by Sandy Wozniak. Phil McGregor will offer a prayer, and music will be by Stacy Spurzem.
Mr. Schultz wanted his ashes to be spread in the Rocky Mountains.

Mary Brummond, 100, Crystal Lake, Ill.

Mary Brummond, 100, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, formerly of Hutchinson, died Oct. 29, 2016, at Fountains of Crystal Lake Assisted Living in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist and Bobbi Ludewig was the song leader. Congregational hymns were “Be Not Afraid,” “Hail Mary: Gentle Women,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Diane Sue Vinkemeier, 60, of Gaylord

Diane Vinkemeier, 60, of Gaylord, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis after a courageous battle with cancer.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 8, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord with the Rev. Scott Richards officiating. Curt Kahle was the organist. Special music was a CD of “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Elizabeth Quast, 90, of Hutchinson

Elizabeth Quast, 90, of Hutchinson, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson.
The memorial service was held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Gerhard Bode officiating. Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” “Amazing Grace,” “Just As I Am” and “Beautiful Savior.”
Interment was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lester Prairie.

Social Security: Changes needed

It’s been good news, bad news for those who qualify for Social Security benefits.
The good news: recipients received an increase in their benefit. The bad news: the average raise amounts to $5 per month.
A $5 per month increase is almost an insult to those who have paid into the system and worked hard all their lives and expect to reap the benefits of their endeavors. It’s like tipping a waitress a nickel for two hours of excellent service in a busy restaurant.

Lunch issues on GSL board agenda

To the Editor:
It appears that there are concerns and/or issues with the lunch program/process at the various schools within the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District, including, but not limited to, there not being enough time given to the students to sufficiently eat a healthy, nutritious meal. Unfortunately, many parents may not actually be aware of the whole process that the kids must go through before they are able to sit down and begin eating.

Only one week to 3rd, final blood drive of the year

To the Editor:
As you read this, we are only one week away from the third and final 2016 Glencoe Community Blood Drive for the year: next Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center Ballroom.
The American Red Cross has set our goal at 128 units for this blood drive. Please help us meet that goal.  Types O negative, O positive, A negative and B negative blood are always needed; donors with these blood types are strongly encouraged by the ARC to consider giving at this drive.

Street to nowhere finally completed

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Rejoice, Christmas has come early to the citizens of Glencoe. We have a new street in town just in time for Heat in the Street … 2017.
The new block of Judd Avenue connecting busy 10th Street with the not-as-busy 11th Street now has its first layer of blacktop as of last week. And it only took an additional three months to complete.

County Road 7 to close temporarily on Nov. 14

McLeod County Road 7 between 150th Street and Airport Road, south of Hutchinson, will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 14.
Crews will be replacing a centerline culvert over McCuen Creek. Juul Contracting of Hutchinson will be doing the work.
The road is expected to be closed for three to five days, depending on the weather. There will not be a posted detour; motorists should plan alternate routes, such as 150th Street, Highway 15 and Airport Road.