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Archive - Jun 2017


June 14th

Catherine Nephew, 70

Catherine “Kay” (Mallak) Nephew, 70, of Shorewood, died Monday, June 5, 2017.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, June 14, at 11 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
Catherine “Kay” Nephew was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Minneapolis. She graduated in 1964 from the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield. She was a team lead at Nordic Track until her retirement.

Arlene ‘Dotsie’ Ruth Kottke, 90

Arlene “Dotsie” Ruth Kottke, 90, died Dec. 31, 2016.
A celebration of Dotsie’s life as accomplished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, beautician and life coach will be held Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m., at First Congregational Church in Glencoe, with interment in Sumter Cemetery in Sumter Township.

Viola Jane Kielas, 94, of Lester Prairie

Viola Jane Kielas, 94, of Lester Prairie, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at The Good Samaritan in Howard Lake.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 9, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Michael Doyle as the celebrant. Alice Nowak was the organist, and special music was by Franklin Vorlicek. Genny Lhotka was the reader. Gift bearers were Sherlyn Stritesky and Brian Mikolichek.

Dale John Jerabek, 64, of Silver Lake

Dale Jerabek, 64, of Silver Lake, died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his home of a massive heart attack. He was an organ donor, and his eyes and skin tissue will be used for transplants and research.
Dale John Jerabek was born Nov. 16, 1952, to Harry and Pearl (Just) Jerabek. He grew up in Silver Lake and attended Silver Lake Public School through the 12th grade. He was baptized and confirmed at Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake, where he was still a faithful member.

Kathleen Deragon, 67, of Hutchinson

Kathleen “Kathy” Deragon, 67, of Hutchinson, died Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, June 10, at Riverside  Assembly of God in Hutchinson with Dr. Lee Allison officiating. Mariah Ralsten Deragon was the vocalist.
Honorary pall bearers were her grandchildren. Inurnment was in the Dassel Community Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 19, 1949, in Dassel, the daughter of Embert and Donna (Johnson) Sorenson.

June 13th

Lora Lorraine Beneke, 87, of Glencoe

Lora Lorraine (Templin) Beneke, 87, of Glencoe, died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 7, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Luke Dahl was the organist. Congregational hymns were “My Faith Looks Up to Thee,” “Nearer, My God, to Thee” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

Stewart City Council approves permit for RV park/tiny home development

On a 3-1 vote, the Stewart City Council on Monday approved a conditional use permit for a proposed recreational vehicle (RV) park and tiny home park on North Street.
In May, the council had declined the permit, requested by Terry Rikke, after hearing concerns from residents, and suggested that Rikke come back with a revised plan to address those concerns.

Brownton to reconsider assessment policy for proposed street, utility project

The Brownton City Council will be taking a look at revising its assessment policy after learning that some assessments for its proposed $8.37 million street and utility improvement project will push $20,000 per parcel.
John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), said that the city’s assessment policy is pretty much 50-50 across all categories, with the city paying 50 percent and the other 50 percent being assessed to benefitting properties.

Use of force power should be shared

By Lee H. Hamilton
The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, has shown an apparent appetite for the use of force overseas. The “mother of all bombs” dropped on Syrian troops, saber rattling toward North Korea, deployments of U.S. forces in 10 or more countries — all of this suggests a growing comfort with the idea of putting our troops in dangerous places.

McLeod For Tomorrow becomes independent nonprofit organization

The McLeod For Tomorrow Leadership Program will no longer operate under the umbrella of McLeod County, although the county will continue to donate funding for the program.
At its June 6 meeting, the County Board heard that McLeod For Tomorrow has attained its 501c3 status, meaning it is considered an independent, nonprofit organization. That status will allow the program more latitude for raising funds to support the program.