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Archive - 2017

January 11th

Martha M.E. Schultz, 99, Hutchinson

Martha Marie Elizabeth Schultz, 99, of Hutchinson, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. The Rev. R. Allan Reed will officiate, and burial will follow in the Brownton City Cemetery in Brownton. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church.

Judith Martineau, 74, of Hutchinson

Judith “Judy” Ann Martineau, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist, and congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Just As I Am.”

Marella F. Kemmer, 96, of Lakeville

Marella F. Kemmer, 96, of Lakeville, formerly of Moorhead, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Ave., Lakeville, with interment in Moorhead Memorial  Gardens. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to funeral services.
Casket bearers will be Dean Kemmer, David Kemmer, Jeff Kemmer, Bradley Kemmer, Jayson Stiefel and Christi Stiefel.

Arnold L. Hepner, 82, of Hackensack

Arnold Leroy Hepner, 82, of Hackensack, died Dec. 28, 2016.
Services were held Jan. 6, 2017, at the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson, with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating.
Urn bearers were Alisa Schmidt, Jonathan Larson, Joshua Larson and Joel Larson. Cody Schmidt was the honorary urn bearer. Military honors were by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad. Interment was in the Bohemian National Cemetery, rural Silver Lake.

Arnold D. Hanson, 80, of Faribault

Arnold “Arnie” D. Hanson, 80, of Faribault, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 7, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Faribault, with interment at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault, with military rites by the Rice County Central Veterans Association.

E. Mae Barfknecht, 88, of Gaylord

E. Mae Barfknecht, 88, of Gaylord, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord with the Rev. James King officiating. Jeanne Bruss was the organist, and congregational hymns were “Savior, I Follow On,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Jon Barfknecht was the urn bearer. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Four junior high Knowledge Bowl teams compete at Marshall meet

Early in January, all the best seventh- to ninth-grade Knowledge Bowlers from Southwestern Minnesota converge on Marshall to compete. This year there were 48 teams from schools from Windom, Redwood Falls, and Minneota to Lester Prairie, Hutchinson, Winsted, and Glencoe. These teams all advanced from Region 6 and 8 meets in December.

 Our system comes with no guarantees

By Lee H. Hamilton
There are a lot of dire predictions out there about our representative democracy. We’re just past a presidential election campaign in which candidates complained about a rigged political system. Now, commentators worry about the imminent failure of the American experiment.

New council members jump in feet first

Our view: Alexander, Neid will become more effective with experience

City needs input on storm water project

The inaugural 2017 meeting of the Glencoe City Council got off to a rocky start. Two new members joined the Council at its Jan. 3 meeting and promptly got into a procedural mess that looked clumsy at best.
It centered around the reorganization of the Council for the new year. Most agenda items were simply procedural and expected to take several minutes to complete. But not this year.