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Archive - Jun 2017


June 21st

Post 641 remains undefeated this summer

Glencoe’s Mathews’ farm honored as Century Farm by Farm Bureau

The Mathews farm has officially been declared a century farm by the Minnesota Farm Bureau. The Minnesota Farm Bureau honors families who have owned their farms for at least 100 years, are at least 50 acres in size and are currently involved in agriculture production.
Anna Mathews currently resides on the farm. Her sons Rodney and Kevin Mathews, both of Glencoe, continue to grow cash crops and care for the 32 dairy cows on the farm, whose milk is sold to Bongards’ Creamery in Norwood Young America.

James A. Rud (Jimmy Reed), 80

James Arthur Rud (Jimmy Reed, also known as “Art”), 80, of Farmington, died June 16, 2017, in Red Wing.
A celebration of life is set for Sunday, June 25, from noon to 5 p.m., at the Glencoe VFW Club. Burial will be at a later date at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
He was born Oct. 2, 1936, to Geraldine (Feeney) and Norman Rud Sr. in Minneapolis, and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

Kenneth Olderness, 81, of Silver Lake

Kenneth Ira Olderness, 81, of Silver Lake, died Monday, June 5, 2017, at The Estates in Delano.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 13, at Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake with Dr. Tom Rakow officiating. Mike Loch was the pianist. Mike Loch and Daryel Willet performed “In the Garden.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art” and “Beautiful Savior.”

Arthur Marvin Ellanson, 100, Glencoe

Arthur Marvin Ellanson, 100, of Glencoe, died Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 17, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Katherine Rood officiating. Vicky Harris was the pianist. Soloist Randy Wilson sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “Beautiful Savior and “Children of the Heavenly Father.”

2 finalists for Silver Lake city clerk

The Silver Lake City Council learned Monday that the search for a new city clerk had been narrowed to two candidates.
The city received 11 applications for the position, which has been held by Kerry Venier for the last 15 years.
Venier has accepted a position with the city of Duluth. His last day with the city was Friday, June 16.
The hiring committee of Mayor Bruce Bebo, Council Member Josh Mason and Police Chief RJ Cripps narrowed the candidate pool from 11 to three.

SL City Council approves repairs to storm, sanitary sewer systems

The Silver Lake City Council approved two repairs to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems at its meeting Monday.
PeopleService, Inc., conducted smoke testing of the systems in May, which led to the discovery of potential issues. After televising the systems, three cross connections between the sanitary sewer and storm sewers were found, meaning storm water is flowing into the sanitary sewer.
The televising also showed that there was a substantial blockage in the storm sewer with roots, rocks and other debris.

Come on out, support Glencoe Days

Glencoe Days unofficially opens Thursday night with the arrival of the Midway rides, and official events get under way Friday evening and Saturday. Most events, with the exception of Saturday’s parade, are at Oak Leaf Park.
Town celebrations are a dwindling tradition in Minnesota, and perhaps throughout the country. In the past few years, Plato’s White Squirrel Days became a thing of the past.

Stop signs popping up all around town

It stopped me for a moment. A stop sign that is.
Nothing strange about that, except I was walking on Ives Avenue near the railroad tracks at the time. Stop signs are now posted on both sides of the tracks … along the pedestrian path.
Strange place for stop signs I thought. I later noticed more were posted at the Knight Avenue and another closed crossing farther to the east.
Are we having a problem with speedy, inattentive pedestrians, or bikers or techies with ear buds or headphones getting hit by passing trains?

Sibley landowners encouraged to attend hearing

To the Editor:
Sibley County landowners who own land on county ditches 40, 55, 56, 61 and 67 have received notices that the ditch system your land drains into has had a redetermination of benefits. What this means is that a viewing group has viewed your land and determined the increase in value that the ditch has on your land.