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Archive - Apr 2016


April 27th

Dr. Burkart joins GRHS general surgical staff

Nora Burkart, medical doctor (M.D.), has joined the general surgery department at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS), where she consults with patients at the Glencoe clinic and performs surgery five days a week. Dr. Burkart’s colleagues on the general surgery staff are Drs. John Bergseng and Chad Robbins.  

Baby girl to Chance family

Amy Lynn and John Chance of Litchfield announce the birth of their daughter, Lacey Anne Chance, born April 13, 2016 at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Lacey weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is welcomed by sibling Angelyn Chance. Grandparents are John and Kim Chance of Cold Spring and Linda and Randy Ahrndt of Litchfield. 

Baby boy to Gomez, Cruz

Alma Alicia Gomez and Alfonso Cruz of Hutchinson announce the birth of their son, Isaac Isaiah Cruz, born April 12, 2016 at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Isaac weighed 5 pounds, 6.8 ounces and was 12.75 inches long. Grandparents are Leonor Gomez, Alfonso Garcia and Imelda Moemi Cruz of of Matammoros, Tamaulipas and Aurelio Gomez of Brownsville, Texas. 

Daughter to Fasching family

Sarah and Max Fasching of Winsted announce the birth of their daughter, Laura Ann Fasching, born April 16, 2016 at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Laura weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. She joins brother Leo, 5. Grandparents are Carol and Gerry Bisping of Winsted and the late Stan and Jeanne Fasching of Winsted.  

Son born to Fredericksens

Jamie and Andrew Fredericksen of Lester Prairie announce the birth of their son, Isaac James Fredericksen, born April 11, 2016 at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Isaac weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. He joins sister Penelope Fredericksen. Grandparents are Jim and Bev Givens of Grand Ronde, Oregon; Mark and Deb Fredericksen of Waconia and Jon and Janice Fredericksen and John Roth of Lake Crystal. 

Rolf plays with Barry Manilow

Shelby Rolf, a junior at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, was one of 30 members of the Augsburg Choir who performed with Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Barry Manilow on April 7 when he stopped at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on his farewell “One Last Time!” tour. Rolf, the daughter of Dan and Jill Rolf of Glencoe, is a music business major who sings alto in the choir. 

Bernice M. Gehlen, 93, of Hutchinson

Bernice Mary Gehlen, 93, of Hutchinson, formerly of Silver Lake, died Sunday, April 24, 2016.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a rosary and Council of Catholic Women (CCW) prayers at 5 p.m., and parish prayers at 7:30 p.m., at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.

Mabel L. Ehrenberg, 104, of Glencoe

Mabel Louise Ehrenberg, 104, of Glencoe, died Friday, April 22, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Dennis Wolter sang “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “Abide With Me” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

Albert Ardolf Jr., 90, of Silver Lake

Albert “Abbie” Ardolf Jr., 90, of Silver Lake, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family.
A Christian Mass celebrating his life was held Tuesday, April 26, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Paul Schumacher was the celebrant. Glenn Mallak was the reader. Gift bearers were Jessica Dressel, Ashley Boyer and Savannah Ardolf.

Trail plan hearing likely to be feisty

McLeod County will be hosting a public hearing Tuesday, May 3, at 9:30 a.m., on its proposed trail plan. The meeting will be at the Glencoe City Center.
We expect there will be a lot of debate at the hearing, and we hope people present their views respectfully and civilly.
The County Board’s 2012 decision to put $500,000 toward the paving of the Luce Line sparked a lot of backlash many in the public, and it divided the board.