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Archive - 2016

January 6th

Locals earn scholarships

South Dakota State University announced the scholarship recipients for this academic year. Scott Landes, of Arlington, and Sadie Paumen, of Glencoe, will both receive the Yellow and Blue Scholarship. Landes, son of Dan and Shanda Landes, is a freshman mechanical engineering student. Paumen, daughter of Joe and Ane Paumen, is a freshman nursing student.

St. Cloud names fall dean’s list

Area students on SDSU list

Several area students were named to the South Dakota State University fall 2015 semester dean’s list. They include: Lindsay Miller, Brownton; Jenna Haag, Kelly Arnold, Katie Mathews and Sadie Jo Paumen, all of Glencoe; and Joshua Hartelt, Nathan Lahr, Ashley Reiner, Alicia Welch, Jacob Filk, Ross Peterson, Carlie Goranowski, Emily Young, Chandler Klawitter and Miah Smith, all of Hutchinson.

Edwin August Becker, 96, of Glencoe

Edwin August Becker, 96, of Glencoe, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 4, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn with the Rev. Bradley Danielson officiating. Brenda Danielson was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “On Eagle’s Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “Beautiful Savior.”

LaVonne Draeger, 84, of Hutchinson

LaVonne Marilyn Draeger, 84, of Hutchinson, formerly of Glencoe and rural Stewart, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 4, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando, rural Stewart, with the Rev. Aaron Albrecht officiating. Linda Dose was the organist. Soloist Curt Kahle sang “How Great Thou Art.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”and “Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me.”

Gale Allan Hamblin, 63, of Glencoe

Gale Allan Hamblin, 63, of Glencoe, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Riverside Assembly of God in Hutchinson.
Gale Hamblin was born July 29, 1952, in Glencoe, to Karl Simon and Jenny Mae (Hennessey) Hamblin. On Feb. 2, 1980, he married Joann Lucille Bartlow at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. To this union were born twin boys, Nathan and Karl.

SL mayor makes appointments

new appointments for the Silver Lake City Council.
Mayor Bruce Bebo made his annual appointments at the City Council’s organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 4.
Councilor Nolan Johnson will serve as acting mayor as well as the liaison to the public safety department.
Councilor Ken Merrill will serve as the liaison for the Municipal Liquor Dispensary as well as continue to serve on the personnel committee.

County Board calls for bids

McLeod County’s jail has been a hot topic off and often for the past decade and a half.
Sheriff Scott Rehmann, in a letter to the editor on this page, does a good job of explaining the history of the jail, and how adding on could both increase safety and efficiency.
But, of course, construction comes with a cost. In this case, a hefty $7.99 million price, of which $6.1 million is estimated for the jail expansion.

Reasons behind proposed jail, security project

To the Editor:
McLeod County has been researching the possibility of expanding the existing jail that was built in 1981. As the decision nears for the McLeod County Board of Commissioners, I wanted to take this time to make everyone aware of the costs associated with it and the reasoning behind it.

Nagel’s out-of-state trips are costly, unnecessary

To the Editor:
At the Dec. 1 Truth in Taxation meeting, a full house of McLeod County taxpayers appealed to the county commissioners not to raise the tax levy for 2016. Residents explained how they are already struggling with increasing school levies and declining farm or wage incomes.