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Archive - 2017

November 8th

Mystery solved: ad breaks in pro hockey

I recently solved one of life’s great mysteries. How does TV slip in commercials during an ice hockey game?
First of all, you have to understand that ice hockey is a constant-movement, constant-action sport. It stops only when a whistle blows for a penalty, an offsides call or a fight. Gawd forbid if they took a TV commercial break during a fight. Many fans only go for the fights. If a hockey game breaks out, so be it.

November 7th

City considers expanding central storm water project

The Glencoe City Council heard a supplemental feasibility report for the 2018 Central Storm Sewer project from Justin Black of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH), at its Monday night meeting.
After Black’s presentation, the City Council passed a resolution to hold a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:15 p.m., for the added improvements and properties to the Central Storm Sewer project.

County Board OKs trail grant agreement

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-1 to enter into an agreement with the state of Minnesota to accept grant funding to improve two miles of the Dakota Trail from the east boundary of the county to County Road 1.
Commissioner Doug Krueger, who said he felt he needed to maintain “consistency” on his stance on trail issues, cast the dissenting vote.

World War II letter brings history to life for First Lutheran 8th-grade students

Under the guidance of teacher and principal Dean Scheele, First Evangelical Lutheran School’s eighth-grade class is in the midst of its own little World War II mystery. It is in search of a relative of the late Don Givens, who was a co-pilot in World War II and a friend and crewman of Dean Scheele’s father, Marvin Scheele.
Dean Scheele came across a letter written from Mrs. O.M. Givens, Don Givens’ mother, to Marvin Scheele, after Mrs. Givens received news that her son was tragically killed in a failed B-24 Liberator training mission by Los Angeles, California.

Sunday incident ends peacefully

A situation involving an armed, suicidal male ended peacefully after negotiations on Sunday.
According to Glencoe Police Chief Jim Raiter, a call was received at 10:16 a.m. Sunday regarding an adult male in a home in the 1500 block of Greeley Avenue who had a firearm and was suicidal.
Law enforcment negotiated with the male, “who surrenderered to law enforcement and was taken to GRHS for evaluation,” said Raiter.
The situation was resolved at about 1:45 p.m. During the negotiating period, some streets surrounding the area were blocked off to traffic.

Braband to retire from GRHS in ’18

Jon D. Braband, fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), has informed the Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) Board of Directors that he plans to retire from his position as president and chief executive officer in July 2018 after 25 years of leading the organization.

Kilo receives body armor

McLeod County Sheriff’s Office K9 Kilo has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by an anonymous sponsor and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”.

Car rear-ends tractor, plow; driver injured

A Litchfield man was injured Wednesday evening when his vehicle rear-ended a farm tractor pulling a chisel plow on Highway 7 near Cable Avenue.
The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident was reported at 9:33 p.m.
Nathan Andrew Duehl-meier, 38, of Litchfield, was driving a 2000 Buick LeSabre eastbound and hit the tractor and chisel plow, which also were eastbound.
Duehlmeier was taken by ambulance to Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Jordan Joseph Fasching, 21, of Winsted, driver of a 2002 John Deere tractor, was not injured.

Two drivers injured in crash near Glencoe

The drivers involved in a two-vehicle accident northeast of Glencoe Thursday afternoon were both taken by ambulance to the Glencoe hospital for treatment of injuries.
The drivers were James Brockhoff, 44, of Arlington, and Arilea Pearson, 38, of Norwood Young America.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Dairy Avenue and 120th Street, and was reported at 1:15 p.m., according to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office. Involved were a 2014 Ram pickup, owned and driven by Brockhoff, and a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, owned and driven by Pearson.
A citation was issued.

Good Shepherd collection site for shoe boxes

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1407 Cedar Ave. N, Glencoe, will once again be a drop-off site for Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child.
Residents are encouraged to transform empty shoe boxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys. Operation Christmas Child will deliver these shoe box gifts to children affected by war, disease, poverty and famine.
For more information on how to participate, or to view gift suggestions, call 612-369-7023 or visit www.samar