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February 22nd

Changes in prevailing wage law will hurt workers

To the Editor:
State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen’s prevailing wage ideas will cut pay and cost jobs for blue collar workers.
I am a retired construction worker who spent his career building infrastructure in this state. A recent letter in this paper caught my attention. He attacked prevailing wage laws in Minnesota. For those who don’t know, prevailing wage is nothing more than local area standard wages for construction workers.

Man suffers serious injury in Watertown bar fight

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reports that on Friday, Feb. 17, at about 11:23 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a fight at the Riverside Bar in Watertown. A victim was reported to be laying in the street, unconscious.

Locals named to Mankato honors lists

Eunice M. Warner, 85, of Brownton

Eunice Warner, 85, of Brownton, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe.

Grant M. Willmert, 98, of Glencoe

Grant “Bumps” Markhanna Willmert, 98, of Glencoe, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Hospice Care Unit.
Memorial services will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe with the Rev. Michael Fritz officiating. Lon Roach will be the organist. Congregational hymns will be “My Country, Tis of Thee,” “Just As I Am” and “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.”

Verda Scheele, 83, of Marshall

Verda Scheele, 83, of Marshall, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
A celebration of life memorial was held Saturday, Feb. 18, at First Lutheran Church in Marshall. Interment was in the Marshall Cemetery.

LeRoy Henry Weber, 84, of Glencoe

LeRoy Henry Weber, 84, of Glencoe, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at his home.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 18, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Cheryl Andrix was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

Leona Kuhlmann, 77, of New Auburn

Leona Helen Kuhlmann, 77, of New Auburn, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at her home.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Congregational hymns will be “Just As I Am,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Amazing Grace.”
Casket bearers will be Jeff Thorson, Rollo Barrett, Abigial Bremer, Cheyenne Barrett, Tristen Barrett, Layne Barrett and John Schmidt. Interment will be in the Lester Prairie City Cemetery.

Virginia Chalupsky, 95, of Hutchinson

Virginia Chalupsky, 95, of Hutchinson, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Ecumen Oaks and Pines in Hutchinson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. 20, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating. Bobbi Ludewig was the pianist and song leader. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “How Great Thou Art,” “I Am the Bread of Life,” “Fly Like a Bird” and “Song of Farewell.”

Navigating winter’s icy pathways

We look like something out of the “March of the Penguins.” But without the tuxedos.
Despite recent mild weather, this winter has been dominated by slick, slippery conditions. Taking short, choppy steps is a must to staying upright.
Arms locked, my wife and I often waddle down the slippery sidewalks and streets in Glencoe each morning after the constant thaw, rain and re-freezing cycles.