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May 25th

Stanley W. Becker, 75

Stanley W. Becker, 75, of Minnetonka, died May 12, 2016, at his home.
 
He was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Collins Township, McLeod County. He attended elementary country school and graduated from Stewart High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for 31⁄2 years.
 
He is survived by his aunts, uncle, many cousins and friends.
 

John Lane Peterson, 76, of Glencoe

John Lane Peterson, 76, of Glencoe, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
 
Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 24, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Robert Nowak officiating. Marjorie Hemmann was the organist. Soloist Julie Stiles sang “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.
 

Elda Huepenbecker, 104, of Glencoe

Elda Emma Minnie (Borchardt) Huepenbecker, 104, of Glencoe, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
 

Ervin Carl Damlow, 83, of Hutchinson

Earl Carl Damlow, 83, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at his home.
 
A memorial service was held Friday, May 20, at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jill Warner officiating. Sharon Barton was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagles’ Wings.”
 
Military honors were by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
 

Another disappointing end to session

State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen told The Chronicle Monday that the 2016 legislative session ended on a “sour note.”
That was one of his more mild statements in describing the failure of the state Legislature to pass transportation and bonding bills.
Minnesotans seem to be united in their opinion that improvements to roads and bridges need to be a top priority for the state Legislature. Legislators seem to agree, but fell apart when it came to how to fund those improvements, and whether light rail should be involved.

Council needs to talk about what’s important

To the Editor:
Usually, I would not be writing a letter to the editor, but I don’t get to talk about important issues at the council meetings, issues like people’s homes and property being damaged by water, and methods to to correct the problem.
Apparently, location of the recycling bins and drug drop-off boxes are more important. Those issues were not on the agenda, but they were brought forward and thoroughly discussed.

Memorial Day services planned in Glencoe, other area communities

Memorial Day services are planned in area communities Monday, May 30.
Glencoe
The Glencoe American Legion Post 95 will actually begin its Memorial Day observance with a special church service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Sunday at 9 a.m.
On Monday, May 30, members of the Legion will gather at St. Pius X Cemetery at 9 a.m. for a short service.
The Legion and VFW Post 5102 will present a joint Memorial Day community service with a guest speaker Monday at 10 a.m. in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Auditorium.
Silver Lake

Trailblazer hires Sand Creek to help with workplace issues

A long, closed session held by the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board Thursday resulted in a series of motions, including one to write a letter of reprimand to Executive Director Gary Ludwig, and another to hire Sand Creek to help implement workplace changes to improve the working environment.
No reason for the reprimand was given.
Most of the discussion of the open portion of the meeting focused on the report presented by Sand Creek’s Susan Herreid regarding an assessment of the transit system’s workplace environment.

Gruenhagen frustrated at session’s end

State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen vented his frustration Monday over the state Legislature’s failure to pass a transportation and bonding bill before the current session expired.
In particular, Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, feels that a transportation bill was derailed by Senate Democrats who tagged on funding for light rail just as the session was set to expire.
“It ended on a very sour note,” said Gruenhagen of the session.
Gruenhagen said that legislators in both chambers had worked hard to negotiate a transportation and bonding plan.

Common Cup makes city center new home

Common Cup Ministry will now call the Glencoe City Center home. The organization held an open house on May 17 to introduce visitors to its new location on the north side of the center.  
Previously Common Cup, an outreach organization of McLeod County churches, was housed in the basement of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Director Bev Bonte said the new location in the city center reiterates that the organization is a community effort.