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Archive - May 2018


May 23rd

Filings for candidacy open for state, county

McLeod County Commissioner Doug Krueger announced Monday that he is filing for candidacy for a second term as the District 2 commissioner. District 2 includes the cities of Glencoe and Plato, and Glencoe and Helen townships. Krueger also said that, if elected, this will be his final term.
Filings opened Tuesday for federal, state and county offices, and will remain open through Tuesday, June 5, at 5 p.m.

Silver Lake woman hurt in 2-vehicle crash

Jill Marie Prochaska, 40, of Silver Lake, was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 7, east of Omega Avenue, Friday afternoon at about 3:47 p.m.

Darwin man killed in collision with planter

A Darwin man was killed when his vehicle collided with a farm implement on Highway 15 near 180th Street, between Hutchinson and Dassel, Saturday night at about 10:20 p.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Kevin Scott Erickson, 62, of Darwin, was northbound in a 2008 Ford Escape when it collided with the right rear side of a planter being pulled by a tractor, which had just pulled out from a field approach to travel north on Highway 15. The tractor was driven by Peter Elvin Peterson, 56, of Dassel. Peterson was not injured.

2 teens injured in rollover accident in Renville County

On Tuesday, May 15, at about 8:30 p.m., the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a one-vehicle rollover in Crooks Township. The crash occurred near the intersection of 240th Street and 850th Avenue. The initial report was that the vehicle had rolled into a field and both the driver and passenger were out of the vehicle.

Constance M. Jutz, 76, of Glencoe

Constance “Connie” Marlene (Templin) Jutz, 76, of Glencoe, died Sunday, May 13, at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 19, at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist and Lucy Newcomb was the song leader. Musical selections were “Precious Lord,” “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Casket bearers were Mark Ische, Ryan Fox, Jim Watercott, Harvey Moulzolf, Terry Templin and Denny Hennen. Interment was in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Buckman, Minnesota.

Paul Frederick Dröher, 67, of Orono

Paul Frederick Dröher, 67, of Orono, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, while he was in London, United Kingdom, on business for Federated Insurance Companies. When he became critically ill, his wife, son and daughter flew to London to be with him at St. Thomas Hospital in London, and were with him at his bedside when he died a short time after they arrived.

Ronald Frischman, 82, of Wisconsin

Ronald Robert Frishman, 82, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, formerly of Glencoe, died Monday, May 7, 2018, in Wisconsin Rapids.
Celebration of life services will be held Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, W5334 Dasssow Ave., Medford, Wisconsin, with the Rev. Randal Jeppesen officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. Burial will be at a later date at Mound Cemetery in LeSueur.
Ronald Frishman was born in Whittlesey, Wisconsin, on Feb. 2, 1936. He was an officer supervior/controller for various Green Giant locations, including LeSueur and Glencoe.

Keith Gordon Pikal, 79, of Gaylord

Keith Pikal, 79, of Gaylord, formerly of Brownton, died Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Oak Terrace Health Care in Gaylord.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 17, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with the Rev. John Pasche officiating. Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon was the organist. Congregational hymns were “It Is Well With My Soul,” “In the Garden,” “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away.”
Interment was in the church cemetery.

Myron H. Krecklau, 81, of Big Point

Myron Harold Krecklau, 81, died from Influenza A and pneumonia on Feb. 6, 2018, at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.
A funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m., at St. Genevieve Parish Community Center, 6996 Centerville Rd., Centerville, Minnesota. Visitation will be at 10 a.m.

Nowak receives scholarship

Arlene Nowak, daughter of Wayne and Julie Nowak of Silver Lake, received the North Dakota State University Provost Award in the amount of $6,000. She will enter the university in the fall and plans to major in history education and history. In high school, she was active in volleyball, band, jazz band, drumline, choir, Future Problem Solving, Knowledge Bowl, National Honor Society and drama. She also managed the cheerleading team.