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Archive - Apr 2017


April 19th

35 attend local workshop on soil, bee colony issues

On April 1, a beautiful sunny Saturday, 35 people chose to stay indoors at the Glencoe City Center to participate in a four-hour workshop on Soil Regeneration and Restoring Health to Animals, Bee Colonies and the Human Gut.
The workshop presenter, Dr. Wil Spencer, raised on a Brainard farm, spoke eloquently about the need for a broad spectrum of minerals and beneficial microbes in soil, animals, bee hives and human nutrition.

GRHS offering more for patients with blood disorders, cancer

Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) has strengthened its services for patients with blood disorders and cancer by adding hematology and oncology physicians to its medical staff and opening new facilities where patients can receive chemotherapy and other infusion services.

Conrad M. Helgemo, 68, of Brownton

Conrad Marvin Helgemo, 68, of Brownton, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at his home.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., with Chaplain Joel Sund officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Urn bearers will be Dale Schneider and Gary Degn.

Vanna Gene Wolff, 74, of Glencoe

Vanna Gene (Klitzke) Wolff, 74, of Glencoe, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at her home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Paul Otte was the organist. Soloist Dennis Wolter sang “Borning Cry.” Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings” and “I Am But a Stranger Here.”

Mildred D. Henke, 89, of Arlington

Mildred D. Henke, 89, of Arlington, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington with the Rev. Kurt Lehmkuhl officiating. Interment was in the Arlington Public Cemetery.

Glen Arthur Zdrazil, 81, of Annandale

Glen Arthur Zdrazil, 81, of Annandale, formerly of Winsted, died peacefully following a battle with cancer on April 12, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Home in Howard Lake.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 18, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant.
Casket bearers were John Zdrazil, Julie Schlueter, Chris Schlueter, Brad Schlueter and Joe Schlueter. Interment was in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Winsted.

Consuelo Gomez, 65, of Winthrop

Consuelo (Vazquez) Gomez, 65, of Winthrop, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 18, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe, with the Rev. Tony Stubeda officiating. Sue Mielke was the organist. The Spanish Choir was the song leader. A solo was “Amor Eterno.” Musical selections were “Entre Tus Manos,” “Cien Ovejas,” “Alegres Tomamos” and “Adios, O Virgen de Guadalupe.”

Repair vouchers instead of tickets

Our view: Measure may help promote good citizen-cop relationships

Strib portrays county as full of zealots

It’s not often that the metro media, in particular the Star Tribune, venture into McLeod County, unless it involves something negative.
So when the April 9 Sunday edition, front page no less, zeroed in on our county’s evangelical tendencies, it came as a surprise. “‘God’s Country’ Still Steadfast” read the headline, and the article indicated that McLeod County is one of the most conservative in the state. It is firmly lodged in the Republican camp when it comes to elections and has for generations.
Well, no kidding.

FoodShare March campaign successful in county

To the Editor:
Cheers and thank you to all who supported the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign!
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf received a combination of food and funds totaling over 89,000.
The “Town Challenge” per capita tally allows Plato, Lester Prairie and Silver Lake to boast the top three spots for 2017! With donations credited to every city in the county, it is no doubt McLeod County is a wonderful example of “giving where you live!”
Lennie Albers,
Executive Director
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf