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Archive - 2016

November 30th

Glencoe man dies at Brown County Jail

An inmate in the Brown County Jail committed suicide Friday night, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the sheriff’s office, correction officers were alerted by an inmate that another inmate was in need of medical attention. When officers arrived to the cell area, 23-year-old Jarrod Paul Scott of Glencoe was unresponsive due to a suicide attempt by asphyxiation.
Attempts to resuscitate Scott were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.

Silver Lake still coping with staffing shortage

The city of Silver Lake continues to move forward without much of its public works department.
City Clerk Kerry Venier reported to the Council at its Monday, Nov. 21, meeting that the work with People Service has been going well.
The city contracted with People Service to manage the city’s water and sewer operations in October when both full-time public works employees went on medical leave.
The city currently has an hourly contract with the company through the end of November. The Council reviewed a three-year contract at the meeting.

Norma J. Dahl, 98, of Glencoe

Norma J. Dahl, age 98, was born in Glencoe March 8, 1918, and died in Glencoe Nov. 19, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin Mielke and Della Mielke; sister, Mary Falkenhagen; brother, John “Bud” Mielke, and her husbands, Julius Lindh and Gordan Dahl.

Dennis H. Schupp, 84, of Brainerd

Dennis H. Schupp, 84, of Brainerd, formerly of Glencoe, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Brainerd.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 26, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Lisa Hoyne performed “Lift High the Cross.” Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Eternal Father, Strong to Save.”

Kathleen Becker, 73, of New Auburn

Kathleen Elaine (Olson) Becker, 73, of New Auburn, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe.
Memorial services were held Friday, Nov. 25, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn with the Rev. Bradley Danielson officiating. Lisa Petersen was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “Abide With Me” and “In the Garden.”

 Welcome to D.C., Mr. President-Elect

By Lee H. Hamilton
As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning. Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate — his opponent, after all, got more votes — will require finesse, a clear-eyed view of his role in the world, and no small amount of luck.

In midst of turmoil, people still doing good

Our view: Lots of opportunities to help out during holiday season

Newman to chair Senate Transportation Committee

State Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, will assume the chairmanship of the Minnesota Senate Committee on Transportation when the Legislature reconvenes in January.
The Senate Republican Caucus announced the decision on Tuesday morning, Nov. 22, as committee structure and rosters were unveiled. Newman served as the ranking minority member on the Transportation Committee during the previous session.

Medallion hunt, bazaar on Holly Days slate

The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a slate of holiday activities, starting with the kick off of the medallion hunt Friday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m.
Clues will be posted each Friday on the Chamber’s website and its Facebook page. The annual hunt is sponsored by the Crow River Sno Pros, Inc.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, the annual Holly Days Holiday Bazaar will be held at the Glencoe City Center. A variety of local vendors and businesses will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Finance committee considers wastewater issues

The Glencoe City Council’s Finance Committee met with  Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH) to discuss the city’s wastewater treatment facility Wednesday, Nov. 23.
The City Council authorized SEH to complete a facility plan for the treatment plant at its July 18 meeting, with a cost not to exceed $63,900. The full plan is expected to be completed and presented to the council by the end of the year.