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Archive - Oct 2017


October 17th

Great Pumpkin Races

Buffalo Lake man hurt in crash

Dustin Randall Kraemer, 23, of Buffalo Lake, was critically injured Wednesday morning, Oct. 11, just before 7 a.m., in a two-vehicle crash at Highway 212 and Chandler Avenue in Glencoe. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Kraemer was eastbound on Highway 212 in a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup and was turning left onto Chandler Avenue when his pickup was struck on the passenger side by a westbound 2016 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer driven by Robert Joseph Traynor, 42, of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin.

Olivia man dies in ATV crash

A rural Olivia man died Friday, Oct. 13, in an ATV accident in Renville County, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office. The accident was reported at 5:27 p.m., and occurred on Highway 71, about one-half mile north of 840th Avenue.
James Zenk, 72, was driving a 2015 Arctic Cat ATV southwest across Highway 71 when the ATV overturned and threw him off. He sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown by North Memorial Air Care to North Memorial Hospital in the Twin Cities, where he died. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident, according to the sheriff’s office.

Couple opens Enchanted Swap and Sell in Glencoe

Enchanted Swap and Sell, owned by Ashley and Matt Dols, and only open on weekends, sells personalized gifts, consignment clothing, wedding decor and — most importantly — hand-crafted items made by local crafters.
The idea to open a little store began to take shape after the couple got married last October.

Good Shepherd welcomes new pastor

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe welcomed and installed the Rev. Jon Niebuhr at an installation service on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Niebuhr grew up in Norwood with his parents and seven brothers and attended Mayer Lutheran High School. After he graduated college from St. Cloud State in 1981, he and his wife, Jennifer, spent one year at Concordia Seminary before Niebuhr discerned that the time wasn’t right for him to become a pastor.
“I still had a lot to learn,” said Niebuhr.

Silver Lake Council ponders fees

The Silver Lake City Council continued to review its 2018 fee schedule Monday.
City Clerk Jon Jerabek told the council he had contacted the ambulance billing service to obtain a comparison of fees for ambulance services and worked with the city’s ambulance chief.
Fees for basic life support ranged from $500 in Jackson to nearly $1,700 in Cottage Grove. Mileage charges ranged from $11 to $31.
The city’s current ambulance fee is $650 for basic life support and $11 for mileage.
Jerabek proposed an increase to $750 and $13.

Arnold M. Seefeldt, 83, Lester Prairie

Arnold Martin Seefeldt, 83, of Lester Prairie, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at his home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 17, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Eric Nelson officiating. Jane Holasek was the organist. Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “I’m But a Stranger Here” and “Jesus Loves Me.”
Honorary casket bearers were Mandy Lyons, Amy Seefeldt, Alyssa Mclay and Ashley Seefeldt. Casket bearers were Mike Schauer, Billy Schauer, Joey Schauer, Adam Seefeldt, Jason Lyons and Lance Mclay.

Harlan Walter Harms, 74, Green Isle

Harlan Walter Harms, 74, of Green Isle, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at his home.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 18, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington with the Rev. Matthew Rauh officiating. Linda Dose was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Abide With Me,” “Beautiful Savior” and “Rock of Ages.”
Casket bearers were Jim Neubarth, Ryan Neubarth, Shawn Neubarth, Ryan Neubarth (Roger’s son), Robert Neubarth, Randy Neubarth and Dan Neubarth.

Rosemary Steinbrecher, 88, Glencoe

Rosemary Ann (Felepe) Steinbrecher, 88, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date at First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.
Rosemary Ann (nee Felepe) Steinbrecher was born June 11, 1929, in East Chicago, Indiana, the daughter of Walter and Katharina (Hueser) Felepe.

Donald W. Jasperson, 85, of Dassel

Donald Wayne Jasperson, 85, of Dassel, died Oct. 9, 2017, at Augustana Lakeside Care Center in Dassel.
The funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 13, at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church, Cokato, with interment in the Glencoe City Cemetery.
Mr. Jasperson was born Nov. 11, 1931, to Harold and Evelyn (Helgemo) Jasperson. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tracy. He was one of two people in his confirmation class to profess his faith in front of the congregation.