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Archive - Jul 2018


July 25th

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?
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Are you happy with how things are going in your city, township or school district and want to see the positive things continue?
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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.

City council looks towards 2019 balanced budget

Glencoe City Council got another look at its proposed 2019 general fund budget at Monday afternoon’s workshop session, and City Administrator Mark Larson said what he is proposing shows no increase in ad valorem (local property) taxes.
Larson said proposed ad valorem taxes would remain at $1.577 million, while local government aid will increase about $4,000 to $1,408,083. That gives total revenues at $3,701,783, a decrease from 2018 at $3,710,901.
On the expenditure side, spending will increase from $3,693,201 in 2018 to $3,788,345 in 2019.

Bruins win regular-season finale vs. Cologne

Cubs 16U softball wins state championship

Post 641 season comes to a close in playoffs