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June 29th

Subdivision ordinance, shed permit topics for county planning committee

McLeod County will begin reviewing its subdivision ordinance, Assistant Zoning Administrator Marc Telecky told the county planning advisory committee at its Wednesday, June 22, meeting.
Telecky said the ordinance was drafted in 1981, and was therefore due for a review. He said he will be working on the ordinance in conjunction with the McLeod County Attorney’s Office.

What’s happening to town celebrations?

This past weekend, we divided up our staff to cover a couple of community celebrations — Glencoe Days here, and Stewartfest in Stewart.
From all reports, neither celebration drew the participants that used to be of historic proportions in the past.
Granted, Saturday was probably the hottest day that we’ve seen this summer. And the two celebrations fall on the same weekend, following on the heels of Winstock near Winsted and Hutchinson’s Water Carnival.

Voting should be easy for the eligible

The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primary process “crooked.” Democrat Bernie Sanders suggested his party’s use of super delegates made its nominating process a “rigged system.” For many voters, the intricacies of voting rules quickly became a topic of overriding interest.

It’s OK to disagree, but be respectful about it

To the Editor:
I write this letter because of the great disappointment I have in my councilor at large, Mr. Allen Robeck, and the disrespect he showed to constituents and city staff.

Public fails to support celebration

I was on all fours, eyeball to eyeball with my garden weeds. With the expanded “tire” around my stomach, it was difficult to breathe, and I was perspiring profusely, but the weeds had to go. They were taking over the garden.
While I was talking at (not to) the weeds, I was thinking about the recently completed Glencoe Days. I may have been thinking too much, because when my wife came home, she noticed there were gaps in the zinneas.

City of Brownton approves agreement with SEH for topographical work

The Brownton City Council, in a special session Tuesday, June 21, signed a supplemental agreement with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) to conduct a topographical survey in preparation of its comprehensive utility and street improvement project.
Justin Black of SEH said the survey will identify utilities, map the topography, and gather field data.

St. Cloud State graduates

Locals on Northern Iowa list

University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, announced the dean’s list for the spring semester of 2016. Piper Davis and Kyle Polzin, both of Glencoe, were named to the University of Northern Iowa’s dean’s list.  To qualify for the list, full-time students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and part-time studenets must earn a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. 

Lemke named to dean’s list

Christopher Lemke of Glencoe was named to the Augsburg College dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester. Lemke is the son of Jonathan and Mary Lemke. He is studying biology and chemistry and plays on the football team. In order to earn a spot on the list students must have attained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Ruth E.I. Brinkman, 97, of Glencoe

Ruth Emma Ida (Dittmer) Brinkman, 97, of Glencoe, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 29, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township with the Rev. Dennis Reichow officiating. Jonette Jordan was the organist. Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings,” “In the Garden” and “How Great Thou Art.”