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Archive - Mar 2018


March 28th

Renovation of GRHS entry, first floor are now complete

After 18 months of construction that affected nearly all of the first floor of the hospital at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS), renovations are complete and all areas are now open.
“We began the renovation project in September of 2016 to improve services and provide greater comfort and privacy to our patients,” said Jon D. Braband, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of GRHS. “We’re very proud of the enhanced spaces in our emergency room, urgent care, medical imaging, orthopedics, podiatry, oncology, surgery, urology and pulmonology departments.”

PLTW honors Glencoe-Silver Lake elementaries

Glencoe-Silver Lake’s Lakeside and Lincoln elementary schools announced last week that they have been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch™. GSL is one of just 97 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S.

County offering senior citizens forums

McLeod County is offering three sessions on assistance options for senior citizens in April.
The first will be Tuesday, April 10, at 10 a.m., at the Glencoe City Center; the second on Wednesday, April 11, at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m., at the Hutchinson Event Center; and the third on Thursday, April 12, at 1 p.m., at the Winsted Legion.

Semi rolls near New Auburn

A semi rollover accident was reported about one mile west of New Auburn on Thursday, March 22, at about 7:45 a.m.
According to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, Jacob Becklus, 26, of Madelia, was driving a 2005 Peterbilt semi tractor, hauling 25 tons of hog grain, east on 196th Street near Lake Avenue, when he lost control of the semi, tipping it onto its side. The semi and trailer came to rest in the north ditch. Becklus was taken by Allina Ambulance to the Glencoe hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
The semi and trailer had severe damage.

Gruenhagen endorsed by county GOPs

State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, has received the unanimous endorsement from the McLeod and Sibley County Republicans to run as their candidate for Minnesota House District 18B on Nov. 6.

Sibley County sheriff warns about scam

The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scammer calling area residents pretending to be various sheriff’s office personnel and using the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office name.
This person has been calling area medical facilities and businesses asking for specific personnel and telling them they have a warrant for their arrest. The caller then proceeds to tell the person that in order for the warrant to be cleared, and not get arrested. they have to purchase various cash cards and give them the information on the card.

Minivan, pickup collide south of Arlington

A mini-van with a driver and seven passengers and a pickup truck collided at the intersection of Highway 19 and County Road 17, south of Arlington, Saturday, resulting in minor and non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2006 Honda Odyssey, driven by Karen Elena Giron-Rodriguez, 33, address unknown, was northbound on County Road 17 and failed to stop at the stop sign, and entered Highway 19, where it was struck by an eastbound 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Scott Richard Dethmers, 37, of Belle Plaine.

GHPS receives grant

The Glencoe Historic Preservation Society has been awarded a $9,938 grant from the Legacy Small Grant program.
The grant will allow the society to hire a qualified historian to research historic properties in Glencoe.
The Glencoe organization was one of 36 throughout the state to receive Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants. Over $319,000 was awarded in the latest round of grants.

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Mayer, 74, of Glencoe

Gerald “Jerry” Francis Mayer, 74, of Glencoe, died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Gerald “Jerry” Francis Mayer was born Oct. 4, 1943, in Glencoe, the son of Roman and Dorothy (Horton) Mayer. He received his education in Glencoe, graduating from Glencoe High School in 1961. He entered active military service in the U.S. Army on June 20, 1961, and received an honorable discharge on June 5, 1964.

Janet Jean Zeiss, 80, of Hutchinson

Janet Zeiss, 80, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Birchwood House in Hutchinson.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 24, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Gerhard Bode officiating. Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon was the pianist. Soloist Leslie Korngiebel-Zeiss performed “There’s Something About That Name.” She also offered the eulogy. Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “I’ll Fly Away.”