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Archive - Jul 2017


July 12th

Stewart City Council breezes through short agenda, hears annual audit report

The Stewart City Council breezed through some routine items in a 35-minute meeting Monday night.
The most time-consuming item was the 2016 annual audit report, which showed the city gaining in its cash position in its general fund, primarily because it under-budgeted for revenues. Jon Archer, the city auditor, said that a good portion of the revenue increase was because the city received more local government aid (LGA) from the state than it had anticipated.

Thusnelda Vollmer, 91, of Glencoe

Thusnelda “Toots” Alma Selma (Ellig) Vollmer, 91, of Glencoe, died Friday, July 7, 2017, at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 10, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Robin Kruse was the organist. Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings,” “What a Friend We have in Jesus” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Alice E. Pederson, 86, of Silver Lake

Alice E. Pederson, 86, of Silver Lake, formerly of Buffalo Lake, died peacefully with family by her side on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake.

Relay For Life set for Aug. 4

Relay For Life of McLeod County will host its annual event Friday, Aug. 4, at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson. The event is free and open to the public and includes live music, a silent auction, food and activities, and moving programs meant to inspire survivors, care givers and guests. It is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Burich Arena in Hutchinson.

2 injured in crash Tuesday

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Sibley County.
The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call at 6:52 a.m. reporting the crash, which occurred at the intersection of 320th Street and 441st Avenue, about 5 miles southeast of Gaylord.
Cristina Garcia, 27, of Arlington, was northbound on 441st Avenue in a 2000 Honda Civic and Stephen Siegle, 25, of Carver, was westbound on 320th Street in a 2009 Toyota Corolla when the vehicles collided at the intersection and ended up in the northwest ditch.

Locally based World Nice entering 2nd year of helping others help others

People providing food and clothing to the homeless, aiding victims of domestic abuse, empowering women and caring for orphans, helping hard to place animals find a forever home, supporting those suffering with mental illness, sending deployed soldiers a gift for the holidays, showing support to law officers in our county, giving children an opportunity to own their own books.

County will not pursue increase in wheelage tax

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will not be considering an increase to its wheelage tax, it indicated at a workshop session held Wednesday, July 5, after its regular board meeting.
McLeod County currently has a wheelage tax of $10 per registered vehicle in the county, which generates about $375,000 per year. That money is dedicated to the county’s road and bridge fund.

GSL planning for Sept. 5 start date

During the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board meeting Monday, Superintendent Chris Sonju announced that the district is fully anticipating to have a Sept. 5 start date for the 2017-2018 school year.
Sonju said the board will have to wait until the end of July before it can get into the specifics about workshop and open house dates and times, and that the district will keep staff and families informed once these decisions are made.

County Board votes 4-1 to clear horse path on Luce Line Trail

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 July 5 to clear the horse trail that parallels the Luce Line recreational trail, with Commissioner Ron Shimanski expressing a strong dissenting opinion as he cast the only negative vote.
The commissioners met Wednesday, July 5, because the Independence Day holiday fell on its usual meeting date.

Garoutte earns Eagle Scout with Biscay veterans memorial

Adam Garoutte, a member of Boy Scout Troop 352, recently completed the All Veterans Memorial for the city of Biscay as part of his Boy Scout Eagle Project.
The planning for the project began in early August 2016 and was completed in May with the installation of the memorial plaque. The city of Biscay agreed to be the beneficiary of this Eagle Project when Garoutte presented a final proposal for the $6,300 project.