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Archive - Jan 2017


January 24th

Henderson teen injured in 1-vehicle accident

A Henderson teen was taken by ambulance to Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington following a one-vehicle accident Wednesday, Jan. 18.
According to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, Sydnie Dorothy Castor, 17, of Henderson, called 9-1-1 at about 7:44 p.m. to report that she had been involved in an accident, which occurred at the intersection of 481st Avenue and 280th Street, about 1 mile southwest of the city of Gaylord.

Lora Hatlestad, 36, of Cottage Grove

Lora L. (Clarkin) Hatlestad, 36, of Cottage Grove, died Jan. 18, 2017, at her home.
A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 23, at the Croatian Hall in South St. Paul.
She was born Feb. 9, 1980, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Raymond Juncewski, 86, Howard Lake

Raymond “Ray”  Harry Juncewski, 86, of Howard Lake, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
A time of gathering was held Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. A private family interment will be at a later date at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Raymond Juncewski was born May 15, 1930, in Silver Lake, the son of Steven and Irene (Bugnon) Juncewski.
Mr. Juncewski started farming in 1951 and continued until the time of his death. He loved driving truck, transporting many things including corn silage, garbage, milk and beer.

Kathleen Kearney, 67, of Prior Lake

Kathleen Ruth (Biermann) Kearney, 67, of Prior Lake, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Shakopee.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America with the Rev. Eric Hutchison officiating. Rita Luecke was the organist. Rev. Hutchison sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Special music was Vince Gill’s “Go Rest High on That Mountain.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “The Lord is My Shepherd” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Gladys Lillian Bartels, 87, of Glencoe

Gladys Lillian (Gruer) Bartels, 87, of Glencoe, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 19, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Christian Nielsen sang “Softly and Tenderly” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

Silver Lake looking at storm water utility

The city of Silver Lake has been looking at establishing a storm water utility over the last several months.
The money collected from the utility would create a storm water fund that would be used for repairs and future improvements on the city’s storm water system.
Currently, the storm water system maintenance is paid for out of the general fund through the tax levy. However, some of the largest users of the system, including the school, churches and city facilities are tax exempt, and therefore not contributing to the general fund.

Buffalo Lake man arrested after pursuit

Joshua Stark, 34, of Buffalo Lake, was arrested Sunday after leading law enforcement officials on a six-mile chase in Renville County.
According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy had attempted to stop a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix for speeding and failure to signal a turn. Stark allegedly led deputies on a pursuit through Martinsburg Township, and eventually stopped. However, he had to be physically removed from the car. He is believed to have been impaired, according to the sheriff’s office.

Health insurance relief, taxes and buffers strips

To the Editor:
The second week of the legislative session has come to a close. I want to keep you updated on a few items of note from the Capitol.

The media and political accountability

By Lee H. Hamilton
If you watched Donald Trump’s recent press conference, you may have overlooked a telling and worrisome moment. A CNN reporter tried to ask the president-elect about the extent of his ties to Russian officials. “No! Not you. No! Your organization is terrible,” responded Mr. Trump, and moved on to the next question.

The rush to fix Obamacare

Our view: It’s unfortunate it took this long to address health care issue