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Archive - 2017

November 8th

GSL volleyball falls in North subsection finals

Glencoe celebrates Halloween

Spooky fun in Silver Lake

Son born to Baumanns

Carmen and Ryan Baumann of Lester Prairie announce the birth of their son, Brayden Alan Baumann, who arrived Nov. 3, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Brayden weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 211⁄2 inches long. He is welcomed by his sister Addalyn Baumann and grandparents, Jerry Hoese of Lester Prairie, Lynn Norby of Silver Lake and Mike and Beth Baumann of Mayer.

Schroepfer enrolled at SJU

Austin Schroepfer, son of James and Loreen Schroepfer of Glencoe, has enrolled at Saint John’s University in Collegeville for the 2017-2018 academic year. Classes for fall semester began Monday, Aug. 28.

Diane Joy Norstrom, 76, of Brainerd

Diane Joy (Stenberg) Norstrom, 76, of Brainerd, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Essentia – St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m., at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd with the Rev. Justin Halbersma officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.

Frieda R. Hennessey, 87, of Glencoe

Frieda Ruth (Fischer) Hennessey, 87, of Glencoe, died Nov. 2, 2017, at her home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 6, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Abide With Me.”
Casket bearers were Wayne Hennessey, Joshua Hennessey, Michael Hennessey, Randy Thiel, Julane Breems and Dennis Fischer. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Clara ‘Teddy’ Klobe, 87, of Glencoe

Clara “Teddy” Ann Klobe, 87, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held today (Wednesday, Nov. 8), at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating. Mary Ann Thalmann was the organist, and Gus and Irene Makovsky were the song leaders. Bill Klein was the lector. Musical selections were “Be Not Afraid,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” “Be Exalted,” “Be Still and Know,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Song of Farewell” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Willard Carl Parpart, 84, Lester Prairie

Willard “Willie” Carl Parpart, 84, of Lester Prairie, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.
Visitation took place Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. On Friday, Nov. 3, there was a private celebration of life with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Nelson officiated the service, and Jane Holasek was the organist. Special music was Chuck Thiel recordings of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “God’s Family Waltz.” Congregational hymns were “Because He Lives,” “Old Rugged Cross” and “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.”

Mass killings becoming all too commonplace

The victims are piling up; the answers are not: why have there been so many mass killings of late?
Coming on the heels of the slaughter at a country music festival in Las Vegas: an alleged terrorist drives onto a crowded bike path in New York, killing eight and injuring 11. On Sunday, a gunman opened fire in a small, rural Texas church, killing 26 and injuring far more.