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Archive - 2016

December 14th

Students graduate from MSU

Holiday lighting contest winners are announced

The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the holiday lighting contest, sponsored by the Glencoe Light & Power Association. Judges were residents of Grand Meadows Senior Living. Prizes were awarded in Glencoe Bucks.
Winners in the residential contest were Larissa Oelfke, 1429 Russell Ave., first place, $200; Eric Paggen, 1629 14th Street E, second place, $150; and Matthew Conklin, 1410 Prior Ave., third place, $50.

2 injured in Hwy. 212 accident

A Glencoe couple were treated for minor injuries at Glencoe Regional Health Services following a two-vehicle accident Saturday at about 9:20 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 212 and Dairy Avenue, east of Glencoe.
Injured were Arnold Brinkmann, 61, and Jane Brinkmann, 60, of Glencoe.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Brinkmanns were eastbound on Highway 212 in a 2013 Dodge Avenger and Marlys Farber, 78, of Green Isle, was northbound on Dairy Avenue in a 2014 Buick Encore when the vehicles collided. Farber was not injured.

Brownton City Council approves 2017 levy

The city of Brownton had just one person show up for its truth-in-taxation hearing Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The city is proposing a 1.8 percent tax increase for 2017, which will generate an additional revenue of about $6,700.
City Clerk Ella Kruse said the city has started payments on the fire department’s newest truck, which was the reason for the increase. Kruse also noted that the levy “has stayed flat over the past quite a few years, and the increase this year is less than 2 percent.”

Stewart Council looks to fill vacancies

The Stewart City Council swore in its two re-elected council members Monday night — Carol Altrichter and Kevin Klucas — to ensure that it would have a quorum as it moves into 2017.
As Monday’s City Council meeting began, the city still did not have a mayor for 2017 nor one more council member.
Incumbent Mayor Jason Peirce, who did not seek re-election, earned 30 write-in votes, while Klucas received 29.

Deborah Hlavka, 95, of Wayzata

Deborah Hlavka, 95, of Wayzata, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Hillcrest of Wayzata Golden Living Center.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson with the Rev. Carol Chmielewski officiating. Music was provided by Barb Wawryzniak as organist and soloist.
Casket bearers were Ray Hlavka, Dave Knutson, Aaron Macmurdo and Craig Roepke.
Interment was in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Richard Benson, 82, of Stewart

Richard Benson, 82, of Stewart, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Hospital.
The funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Music was provided by Dawn Wolter, Robin Kruse, Phillip Benson and the St. John’s Men’s Quartet, Gary, Gene, Randy and Willard Kruse.

McLeod County takes on styrofoam

Our view: County’s efforts in reducing waste streams are commendable

CareConnection still looking for a new home

To the Editor:
The CareConnection Thrift Store has been a blessing to the people of Glencoe in the past years. It serves Glencoe in many ways. Our proceeds go to Hospice to pay for services for Hospice patients that insurance does not pay. It helps make their last days more comfortable and sometimes more meaningful.

 Fake news is dangerous to democracy

By Lee H. Hamilton
Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.” He was talking about why education matters in a representative democracy, but it’s a safe bet that had he known about fake internet news, he’d have said the same thing — except maybe with more pointed words.