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Archive - Nov 2017


November 22nd

The importance of poultry to Minnesota economy

To the Editor:
As another harvest season nears its end, farmers around Minnesota find themselves filling every bin and grain bunker with a tremendous crop. Our ability to produce record-breaking yields are thanks to great weather, new technology, environmentally friendly practices and a strong commitment to produce high-quality products. Minnesota farmers produce some of the nation’s leading crops and livestock from corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar beets, beef, pork and dairy. As people notice the large bunkers of grain at every grain elevator, the question is “where does it all go?”

Nov. 15 community blood drive collects 101 units

To the Editor:
The final 2017 Glencoe Community Blood Drive was held Wednesday, Nov. 15. The American Red Cross (ARC) set our goal at 117 units; we collected 101 units. There were 97 presenting donors, seven of whom were deferred (unable to donate at this drive) and four were incomplete donations. Seventy donors were able to donate one unit each, and 16 power red (double-red) donors were able to donate 31 units (one incomplete, able to donate one unit). There were 20 no-shows and eight walk-ins.

World War II vet receives France's highest honor

Elvin “Speed” Homan, a World War II veteran, was conferred with France’s highest honor Saturday morning, the Knight of Legion of Honor medal.
Homan, a Brownton native who later resided in Glencoe and is now a resident of Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, received the medal from French Consul General Guillaume Lacroix.
“This is a great honor,” said Homan. “I thought I’d never get it.”

Hearing: residents, council have questions regarding storm project

The Glencoe City Council held its second public hearing for the Central Storm Sewer project at its Monday night meeting, giving residents another chance to voice concerns about the updated project.
Several residents attended the public hearing and many addressed concerns to the City Council, Mayor Randy Wilson, City Administrator Mark Larson and Justin Black of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), Inc., who gave a short presentation and background on the project.

Cooperative effort results in new roof for veteran’s widow

Darlene Burbeck, a resident of Glencoe and the widow of U.S. Army veteran Arnold Schultz, received a new roof this past week from Legacy Restoration, LLC, as part of Owens Corning’s national Roof Deployment Project.
The roofing project was completed in partnership with Crow River Habitat for Humanity and with additional help from 4 Square Builders and funding from the McLeod County Veterans Office.

Wright County to join Trailblazer

Wright County intends to become a member of the Wright County Area Transportation (WCAT) coalition, the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board heard Friday afternoon.
Currently, WCAT partners with McLeod and Sibley counties to provide transit service. Adding Wright County will both allow expansion of service in Wright County, and provide another source of revenue for local share costs of the transit system, as well as working operating capital to tide the system over between reimbursements from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the fare box revenue.

Christensen wins Peace Poster contest

Logan Christensen, a seventh-grade student at Glencoe-Silver Lake’s Lincoln Junior High School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning local competitions sponsored by the Glencoe Lions Club.
Logan is the son of Tracy and Brenda Christensen of Glencoe.
Logan Christensen’s poster was among more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 30th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

Forest Lake man hurt in rollover on Hwy. 7

Jeffery Jon Haas, 46, of Forest Lake, was taken by ambulance to the Hutchinson hospital Tuesday, Nov. 14, following a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 7 near Grain Avenue, east of Silver Lake. The accident was reported at 12:40 p.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Haas was driving eastbound in a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup, swerved to avoid a deer, lost control of the vehicle and entered the westbound ditch, where the pickup rolled over.
Haas had non-life-threatening injuries.

Watertown man charged with vehicular homicide

A Watertown man is facing a charge of criminal vehicular homicide — operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner after allegedly running over and killing his girlfriend on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The incident was reported at 6:44 p.m.
According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the call originally had come in as an unresponsive female in the roadway. It was determined that Jessica Suzanne Ludenia, 33, of Watertown, had been struck by a motor vehicle driven by her boyfriend, Casey Belden Hoskins, 42, also of Watertown.

Waconia woman charged with stabbing husband

A Waconia woman is facing charges of second-degree assault and domestic assault following a stabbing Saturday at about 5:40 p.m.
According to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, his department was called to investigate an assault at 240 Birch St. S in Waconia. Responding deputies discovered Michael Alan Gilster, 44, lying on the floor just inside the front door, and that he had been stabbed in his chest with a steak knife.