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Archive - Oct 2017


October 24th

Jail, courthouse project close to completion

McLeod County is working through an architect’s punchlist on its jail expansion and courthouse security project, the County Board heard at its Tuesday, Oct. 17, meeting.
Sam Lauer of Contegrity, the project management firm, said that most of the work was done by the board meeting, with the exception of the installation of the doors on the cells. Once those are installed and the electronic system for them is completed, the Department of Corrections can do one of its final walkthroughs.

Messner receives distinguished service award

Karen Messner, court administrator for McLeod and Sibley counties, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Association for Court Management in October.
The award was established to recognize an association member who has distinguished herself through their record of service to the profession through leadership roles, outstanding service to the community courts, and demonstrating leadership by improving the administration of justice and delivery of public service through the application of modern management techniques.

Oncologist-hematologist joins GRHS medical staff

Mark Hauge, medical doctor, recently joined the medical staff at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS).
As a medical oncologist, Dr. Hauge treats all forms of cancer in adults. He oversees a patient’s care from the cancer diagnosis throughout the course of his or her disease. After confirming and explaining a patient’s diagnosis, Dr. Hauge discusses and recommends treatment options, provides supportive care, coordinates treatment and helps the patient manage cancer-related pain and other symptoms or side effects.

Second-half taxes due on ag property

McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer Cindy Schultz Ford reminds taxpayers that the second half of property tax for agricultural properties is due Nov. 15.
Payments are accepted by mail, in person at the McLeod County North Complex building, 2391 Hennepin Ave. N, Glencoe, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or there is a convenient payment drop box located just outside of the building.
Those interested in paying by credit card or e-check should visit the county website: www.co.mcleod.mn.us. There is a fee involved for paying your property tax by this method.

Historical society asks for modest increase

When the annual request for funding from the McLeod County Historical Society appeared on the County Board agenda last week, we braced ourselves for a controversial discussion.
As one may recall, last year’s request drew some heated debate at the board level. Along with an increase for the historical society, the discussion got entangled with a request for funding for a coordinator for the new McLeod County Historic Partnership, a separate and yet connected organization whose goal is to assist community historical groups with projects and preservation.

Take time to talk to, thank your veterans

If you didn’t notice, Herb Suerth died Oct. 14.
Herb Suerth, 92, was not a household name in Glencoe. In fact, he never lived in Glencoe or even McLeod County. But he was connected to Glencoe in a way.
Suerth was featured in The McLeod County Chronicle in November 2010 after he spoke to Glencoe-Silver Lake High School history students about his World War II experiences as a paratrooper with Easy Company, 506th Parachute Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. That was the company featured in the hit movie “Band of Brothers.”

There is help here for domestic assault victims

To the Editor:
Family violence, domestic assault, and dating violence are words we hear in the news every day. Domestic violence has many names and many victims. It knows no boundaries. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, or where you live. It doesn’t matter what your race, religion, or sexual orientation is. Anyone can become a victim of domestic violence.

Hutchinson man hurt in crash near Hector

A Hutchinson man was hurt in a one-vehicle crash north of Hector on Saturday, Oct. 14, at about 8:48 a.m.
According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Isiah Boehme, 19, of Hutchinson, was driving east on County Road 11 in a 2015 Chrysler 200 when the vehicle entered the ditch on the north side of the road, hit a field approach and then came to rest in a field.
Boehme was conscious and alert and able to free himself from the vehicle. There were no passengers. Boehme was taken by ambulance to Hutchinson Health Hospital.

Leaping deer causes chain-reaction crash

A deer leaping out of a ditch caused a chain-reaction accident on Highway 169 in Nicollet County that involved five vehicles and resulted in injuries to six people, including two Gaylord teenagers. The accident was reported Sunday at 7:17 p.m.

Lester Prairie woman hurt in 3-car crash Friday

Teresa Beth Jopp, 39, of Lester Prairie, was injured in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 169 at the Highway 22 intersection in St. Peter. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident was reported Friday at 8:38 p.m.