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Archive - Jul 25, 2018


Glencoe City Center on track for busiest year yet

The Glencoe City Center is on the way to having its busiest year since the center opened, including 27 weddings booked in 2018, according to Dan Ehrke, assistant city administrator. Ehrke gave a report at Monday afternoon’s City Council workshop.

Son born to Phillips

Phillips give birth to son
Brody Adam Phillips, 4 pounds, 14 ounces and 19.25 inches in length, was born to Jolene and Michael Phillips of Glencoe.

Girl born to Schuermans

Jillian Lynn Schuerman was born to Erin and Ben Schuerman of Hutchinson. Born on July 17, She weighed 8 pounds, 0 ounces and is 20 inches in length.

Timothy (Tim) John Pinske, 71, of Plato

Timothy “Tim” John Pinske, 71, of Plato, after a short battle of Lewy Body Dementia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, July 24 at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with the Reverends Anthony Stubeda and Paul Schumacher officiating. Sue Mielke was the pianist. Teresa Kuester was the song leader. Special music was provided by Cathie Hueser and Jack Noennig. Urn bearers were Mr. Pinske’s grandchildren.
Interment followed at the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery in Glencoe.

Hillard Oelfke, 91, of Hamburg

Hillard Oelfke, age 91 of rural Hamburg passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Golden Hearts Assisted Living Center in Arlington. A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 24 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Thomas McGannon, 80, of Crystal

Thomas Riley McGannon, age 80, of Crystal passed away peacefully at his home Monday, July 9, 2018.
A private burial was held at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson, MN, on Tuesday, July 17. Reverend Jill Warner of New Journey United Church of Christ in Hutchinson presided.
Pall Bearers were: Thomas R. McGannon, Jr., David Latu, Daniel Latu, Luke Luna, Larse Bevins, and Don Frauendienst.

Leona Braun, 98, of Young America

Leona Marie (Templin) Braun, 98, of Young America passed away at Good Samaritan Home in Arlington on Monday, July 16, 2018.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 21, at Church of Peace in Norwood Young America with Reverend Dale Inman officiating. She was laid to rest next to her husband, Marvin, at Mau Memorial Cemetery in Young America.
Leona Marie (Templin) Braun was the daughter of Alfred and Ella (Fenske) Templin. She was born on January 19, 1920 in McLeod County. She was baptized and confirmed by Rev. Bunge at St. Paul’s E&R Church in Plato.

Bash our friends, embrace our enemies?

Not sure why President Donald Trump and his administration punched Canada, our closest ally, in the face recently, and then had the audacity to claim relations between the two countries could not be better. The kick in the face apparently is now considered a term of endearment.
The dust up is all about a trade deficit that Trump and his advisors call unfair. Americans are getting the short end of the trade deficits. So he blamed everyone else, and then slapped tariffs on imported products.

The filing period for local offices opens on July 31

Our view: Get involved, run for a local office.

Have you complained about a decision made by your city council, township board or the school board?
Who has thought, “I could do a better job in that seat.”?
Are you happy with how things are going in your city, township or school district and want to see the positive things continue?
If you answered yes to any one of the questions above, we encourage you to run for office.
The filing period for local city councils, the GSL school board and township boards opens on July 31 and runs through Aug. 14 at 4 p.m.

Silver Lake Council hears housing needs study results

Council heard the results of a recent housing needs study performed by AdMark Resources of Sartell.
Mike Schoenecker, presented the findings of the recent study to the council on July 16.
Schoenecker informed the council that the study area included the entire Silver Lake zip code (55381) and looked at population and household data, employment, the single family home market, the rental market and housing demand.