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Archive - Sep 2017


September 19th

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.

City planners turn down preliminary plat proposal

The Glencoe Planning and Industrial Commission voted to deny a preliminary plat for 10 lots in Glenview Estates, located south of First Street E and east of Hennepin Avenue, at its Thursday night meeting.
A public hearing on the preliminary plat drew a room full of neighboring property owners, who protested the plan mostly because of potential drainage and lot sizes, but also because they didn’t feel that the proposal was in keeping with the current character of Glenview Estates.

New dentist joins staff of Contemporary Dental

Dr. Chris Ibberson has joined Contemporary Dental in Glencoe.
He was raised in the small farming community of Sleepy Eye. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of St. Thomas and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where he graduated with high distinction and became a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society.
For more, see the Sept. 20 print edition of The Chronicle.

Workshop provides indepth look at city’s budget, financial needs

City of Glencoe Finance Director Todd Trippel briefly presented the preliminary levy proposed for 2018 at the city council’s finance workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Jon VanDamme hired as municipal liquor store manager

The Glencoe City Council approved the administration’s recommendation to hire Jon VanDamme as manager for the Glencoe Municipal Liquor Store.
The city received seven applications after choosing to re-advertise the position as “liquor store manager” instead of “assistant liquor store manager.” City Administrator Mark Larson, Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke and City Finance Director Todd Trippel interviewed three of the seven applicants.

Diamond Avenue railroad crossing to close next spring

The railroad crossing on Diamond Avenue, just east of Glencoe, will be closed to vehicle traffic next spring.
On Tuesday, the McLeod County Board approved a resolution that will allow the crossing to be closed. The state will compensate the county $137,048 to close the crossing, which Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst said could be diverted toward the Morningside Avenue extension in the city of Glencoe, which will create a new railroad crossing northeast of Coborn’s.