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Archive - Oct 2017


October 17th

Carol Jane Thiesfeld, 75, of Glencoe

Carol Jane Thiesfeld, 75, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. Katherine Rood will officiate, and Vicky Harris will be the organist. Congregational hymns will be “Borning Cry,” “Amazing Grace” and “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”
Urn bearers will be Bob Thiesfeld and Andrew Bonde. Interment will be at a later date.

Highway department warns motorists of mud on roads

With the fall harvest starting and the abundance of wet weather conditions, motorists are reminded to pay particular attention to mud and other debris on the roadways, according to the McLeod County Highway Department.
Mud that is left on the roadways can create a safety hazard to motorists and motorcycles.
Persons depositing mud and other debris onto public roads and streets are responsible for its removal. Failure to clean up mud and other debris may be punishable as a misdemeanor under Minnesota statutes.

Hutch woman dies in crash near Glencoe

Elizabeth Amber Slepica, 40, of Hutchinson, died Thursday, Oct. 12, in a one-vehicle accident in the area of 155th Street and Koala Road, northwest of Glencoe.
The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office said the accident was reported at 7:29 a.m. Responding were the Glencoe Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Allina Ambulance, McLeod County Highway Department, McLeod County Chaplains, Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office and the Hantge Funeral Home, as well as the sheriff’s office. Slepica was declared deceased at the scene.

Jon VanDamme takes on new role as city’s liquor store manager

Jon VanDamme, former Coborn’s director and long-time Glencoe resident, has had a successful first month as liquor store manager. He began on Sept. 19 and took the place of Sue Deckert, who retired mid-September.
For VanDamme, the liquor store manager position came at an opportune time. “I was looking for a job and the timing just turned out right,” said VanDamme.
VanDamme said that since being hired, he has spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of the liquor business.

Green Isle man dies in accident

A rural Green Isle man died Thursday, Oct. 12, at about 4:30 p.m., in a four-wheeler ATV crash, according to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office.
Harlen Harms, 74, of Green Isle, was driving a 2007 Honda ATV northbound on his driveway. While trying to negotiate a curve, he lost control and the ATV rolled. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet, according to the sheriff’s office.
Assisting at the scene were the Green Isle Fire Department, Arlington Ambulance and the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office.

Glencoe VFW makes book donation to library

Pat Melvin attends final board meeting

McLeod County Administrator Patrick Melvin attended his last official county board meeting Tuesday morning.
Melvin, who has been the county administrator since 2008, recently accepted a job with the city of Arlington as its new city administrator.
McLeod County Board Chair Joe Nagel thanked Melvin for his years of service at the close of Tuesday morning’s meeting.
Prior to the board’s regular meeting, it had met in a workshop session to discuss how administrative duties will be handled after Melvin leaves. He starts his new job with the city of Arlington on Nov. 6.

Bridge closed northwest of Glencoe, Inspection finds structural issues

An old, wooden bridge on Koala Avenue near 155th Street, northwest of Glencoe, has been closed because of safety issues.
McLeod County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst told the County Board Tuesday morning that the bridge had been inspected last week by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which discovered that the west half of the south pier cap was severely decayed and deteriorted. The bridge was closed to traffic on Monday.

Residents question City Council about Helen Baker site

A handful of Glencoe citizens attended Monday night’s Glencoe City Council meeting to express their concern over the city’s proposal for the Helen Baker site.
Joe Schrempp and Ron Koester addressed the City Council during the public input section of the meeting on behalf of the residents present

School Board meeting on Helen Baker

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board has set a special meeting for Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., in Community Rooms 443/444 at the Lincoln Campus to discuss the Helen Baker Elementary School site and possible purchase options.
Community members and the public are welcome to attend, according to the school district.
Along with discussion, there may be possible action.