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Archive - Sep 19, 2017


Korson is newest full-time police officer for city of Glencoe

At the Sept. 5 Glencoe City Council meeting, Brianna Korson of Stewart was sworn in by Mayor Randy Wilson as a full-time officer for the Glencoe Police Department.
Korson is replacing Officer Craig Losure, who retired from the department on Sept. 10 after 18 years of service. She comes highly recommended by Police Chief Jim Raiter, who believes Korson will be a solid officer for the Glencoe Police Department and a good fit for the citizens of Glencoe.

Glencoe author writes for homeschoolers

For Angela O’Dell, writing homeschool curriculum started with her own teaching experience as a homeschooling mom.
As a mother of four, O’Dell has been homeschooling since 1998 when her oldest, Andrew, was five. Now, O’Dell has homeschooled three children through high school graduation, continues to homeschool her youngest, Katie, consults homeschooling families and writes full-time from the comfort of her home in Glencoe, where her family has lived since 2004.

Acquisition and demo of Main Street buildings moves forward

After nearly two years of discussion, the four buildings on Main Street in Silver Lake will soon be coming down.
The Silver Lake City Council on Monday night passed a resolution to authorize City Clerk Jon Jerabek and Acting Mayor Nolan Johnson to execute the final sale documents for the purchase of the building owned by Sumter Mutual Insurance for $22,000. The sale is anticipated to be finalized by Oct. 1.
The council learned that the eminent domain process has been completed in the acquisition of the property owned by Mayor Bruce Bebo. The acquisition will take place on Oct. 1.

County 4-H’ers showcase skills at state shooting sports invitational

Thirteen McLeod County 4-H’ers had the opportunity to showcase their skills at the Minnesota 4-H State Shooting Sports & Wildlife Invitational Sept. 8-10 in Alexandria.
Approximately 900 4-H’ers from throughout the state participated in archery, muzzler loader, shotgun, air rifle, .22 rifle, air pistol, silhouette fun shoot, wildlife calling, conservation and wildlife displays and a skill-a-thon.
McLeod County results include, by name, event, score and place:

Edward Rettman Jr., 80, Hutchinson

Edward Albert Rettman Jr. 80, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
The funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 15, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Kevin W. Oster officiating. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.

Kristine M. Lindemeier, 53, of Gaylord

Kristine M. Lindemeier, 53, of Gaylord, formerly of Arlington, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Green Isle Township, Sibley County. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., at the church. The Rev. Eric Rapp will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

James A. Koester, 62, of Apple Valley

James Allen Koester, 62, of Apple Valley, died suddenly Sept. 6, 2017.
A celebration of life was held Sunday, Sept. 17, at White Funeral Home in Appple Valley.
James Allen Koester was born Feb. 14, 1955, and grew up in Plato, along with his four sisters (where, in his words, he was lucky to “not be in prison”), where he learned small-town values, the dangers of playing with fire (in particular, next to a lumber yard), and the consequences of having your father be the fire chief.

Bradley Erwin Boock, 64, of Glencoe

Bradley Erwin Boock, 64, of Glencoe, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
A private memorial service was held with the Rev. Katherine Rood officiating, Vicky Harris as the pianist and a tribute by Aaron Boock. Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace.”

Brownton City Council discusses home repair, fire contract at meeting

The Brownton City Council spent a good portion of a special meeting Monday discussing property on First Avenue S that has a work repair order.
The property, which was cited several times for blight issues under a previous owner, has since been purchased by a couple with the intention of fixing it up as their home.
However, the city kept the work order in place, and there is some discussion as to whether the house can be fixed to address health and safety issues.

GSL student earns State Fair grand champion for projects

Cassie Perschau, a senior at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School (GSL), received a grand champion award at the Minnesota State Fair for two woodworking projects that were completed at a GSL woodworking class taught by Michael Sundblad.
Perschau has taken two woodworking classes and was inspired to start woodworking by her older brother, who also took woodworking classes. “It sounded interesting and I live on a farm, so it’s always been around me. I thought it would fun,” said Perschau.