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Archive - Dec 2017


December 27th

New courthouse entry open, jail pod occupied

GSL Supermileage Team continues to explore renewable energy sources

GSL Supermileage Team continues to explore renewable energy sources

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Supermileage Team hosted a Youth Energy Summit (YES!) winter workshop in early December to talk about renewable and efficient automotive design practices to help them in their team-based projects this school year.
At the YES! winter workshop, nine GSL YES! students heard presentations from multiple experts in the automotive and technology fields.

Glencoe man dies in 2-vehicle accident

Virgil Richter, 69, of Glencoe, died Monday, Dec. 25 in a two vehicle crash just southwest of Lester Prairie.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Virgil Richter was the driver of a 1994 Dodge Caravan. Dolores Ramirez de Juarez, 35, of Glencoe, was the driver of the second vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban.
All occupants of the Chevrolet Suburban, including Ramirez de Juarez, Salvador Juarez-Medina, 36, a 13-year-old child, a 10-year-old child, two 3-year-old children and a female infant, were transported to Glencoe Regional Health Services.

Duane A. Pagenkopf, 80, of Stewart

Duane Pagenkopf, 80, of Stewart, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at United Hospital in St. Paul.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 23, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart with the Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Nancy M. Wraspir, 72, of Hutchinson

Nancy Wraspir, 72, of Hutchinson, formerly of Silver Lake, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Dec. 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Anthony J. Stubeda officiating. Alice Nowak was the organist. Music was by the Holy Family Catholic Church Choir. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” “Holy God, Praise Thy Name,” “Panis Angelicus” and “On This Day, O Beautiful Mother.”

DeWayne ‘Duke’ Hanson, 72, Glencoe

DeWayne “Duke” Hanson, 72, of Glencoe, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, after a short illness, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 22, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Katherine Rood and the Rev. Vicki Toutges officiating. Peggy Hatlestad was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Thine is the Glory,” “Standing on the Promises,” “Joy to the World” and “Blessed Assurance.”

Cordella L. Schultz, 87, of Silver Lake

Cordella Laura (Gebhardt) Schultz, 87, of Silver Lake, formerly of Glencoe, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 22, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Peter Adelsen officiating. Paul Otte was the organist. Soloist Chuck Thiel performed “Abide With Me” and “Away in a Manger/Silent Night.” Congregational hymns were “Abide With Me” and “Just Keep Me Nearer the Cross.”

Madge Dammann, 93, Washington

Madge Ilene Gordon Dammann was born Nov. 9, 1924, to Jesse Noble Gordon and Bonnie Jean Wheeler Gordon in Sunnyslope, Chelan County, Washington, and died at the age of 93 on Dec. 8, 2017, at Aegis Assisted Living in Lynwood, Washington.

What a difference a year makes

What a difference a year makes. The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board had a graduation of sorts on Thursday morning of last week. First, it finalized a new joint powers agreement after months of negotiating among its member entities. Second, it decided it no longer needs its attorney to attend every meeting.