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Archive - May 24, 2017


Memorial Day is Monday, May 29

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, and there are plenty of opportunities to pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Typically, we use this space to chastise those who spend Monday morning sleeping in, camping or otherwise enjoying the long weekend — made possible by the sacrifices of our men and women in the military — rather than attending a Memorial Day service.

The federal budget process still broken

By Lee H. Hamilton
Think about this for a moment: Two days away from a federal shutdown, Congress comes up with a stopgap measure to keep the government operating … for a week. A few days later, it arrives at a bipartisan budget deal lasting a bit over four months. This, in turn, moves the president to take to Twitter with the following statement: “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!”

Final choir concert of school year

SL Lions redo tennis courts

Community Schools tour

Wigs of Hope still going strong

Wee Friends Creative Preschool graduation

GSL Class of 2017 graduates

Click It or Ticket campaign under way

A typical day for Minnesota drivers includes encounters with distracted drivers, farm machinery, road rage, deer and other unplanned situations. The danger is that being a safe, confident driver won’t make a difference if a crash happens and the person isn’t buckled up. With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend and the anticipation of warmer weather, road trips, barbeques and fun at the lake, seat belt safety should be a part of every Minnesotan’s plans.

Lillie Ann Voight, 78, of Green Isle

Lillie Ann Voight, 78, of Green Isle, died Friday, May 19, 2017, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 23, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle. Family ushers were Mary Trnka and Steve Luepke.
Casket bearers were Jerome Schuft, Gary Voight, Sharon Martins, Wade Trnka, Scott Luepke and Tom Edmonds. Honorary casket bearers were Jerry and Patty Battcher, Dave and Connie Rohde and Rita Edmonds.
Interment was in the church cemetery.