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Archive - May 2017


May 24th

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

May 23rd

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.

Lena Laura Sell, 104, of Hutchinson

Lena Laura (Behrmann) Sell, 104, of Hutchinson, formerly of Stewart, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 13, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando with the Rev. Aaron Albrecht officiating. Wanda Renner provided the music.
Casket bearers were Kevin Mackenthun, Dave Husfeldt, Dale Cotides, Cory Schnurrer, Dave Kalberg and Henry Brede. Interment was in the Round Grove Lakeside/Stewart City Cemetery.