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August 10th

Polka, polka, polka

National Night Out

Bruins stun Plato in playoffs

August 9th

It's Pohlmeier, Nies in District 4; Wright, Raiche in District 3

Rich Pohlmeier of Brownton and Jeff Nies of Hutchinson will advance to the general election ballot for the McLeod County 4th District commissioner seat. The two were the top vote getters in today's (Aug. 9) primary election. Pohlmeier garnered 220 votes, or 40 percent, while Nies captured 182, or 33 percent, and challenger Brad Wick trailed with 142 votes, or 26 percent. A total of 559 votes was cast in the election. Pohlmeier and Nies will now compete for the seat currently held by Jeff Nies' father, Sheldon Nies, who intends to retire at the end of his current term.

August 4th

Strong winds flip semi south of Hutch

Strong winds caused a semi to flip onto its side on Highway 15 south of Hutchinson this morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Albert Holker, 30, of Hutchinson, was southbound on Highway 15 in a 2001 Freightliner when a very strong crosswind blew the semi onto its side into the east ditch of the highway. The accident was reported at 7:20 a.m.

Holker was taken to the Hutchinson hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt. The semi sustained moderate damage and was towed to Jerry's Transmission.

August 3rd

Primary election, candidate filings

The turnout for primary elections in Minnesota is noticeably low, hovering around the mark of 10 percent of registered voters heading toward the polls.
Were it not for our local races, the ballot in McLeod County would be remarkably bland, with just a race for a Republican candidate for U.S. Congressional District 7 in Minnesota, and another for a Supreme Court associate justice.

Wick has vision; is backed by Republican party

To the Editor:
When I attended the candidate forum last week in Hutchinson, I could hear the excitement in Brad Wick’s voice as he shared his plans for the future of this county. Brad wants to build on the foundation of our many assets, he sees so much more potential for McLeod County. Brad wants McLeod County to be the envy of Minnesota, he wants other counties to desire to emulate what we are doing here.

Willing to take on responsibility as commissioner

To the Editor:
Being a county commissioner is a big responsibility. After many words of encouragement, and much thought, I decided to run for this office for the people of District 4 in McLeod County.

Jail project is just another disappointment

To the Editor:
I fought hard in stopping the $22 million jail project (originally $25 million) and tried unsuccessfully against the $7 million remodeling project.
It just did not seem to make sense in spending millions on tearing down what looks like nearly one-third or more of, hopefully, a well-planned addition built in the 1970s by our previous commissioners. When this brick structure addition was built, many called it Glencoe’s Holiday Inn.

Glencoe blood drive collected 124 units

To the Editor:
Many thanks to all the faithful donors who donated at the Glencoe Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 27 — especially those who braved the downpours to enter the building during the afternoon.