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Archive - Jul 2018


July 11th

Rachelle ‘Shelly’ De Blieck, 33, Glencoe

Rachelle “Shelly” Lynn (Brinkmann) De Blieck, age 33, of Glencoe, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Memorial services were held Saturday, July 7, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Robin Kruse was the organist. Congregational hymns were : “On Eagle’s Wings,” “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less,” “Abide With Me”.
Urn bearers were Mitchell Kettner, Alison Kettner, and Andrew Kettner.
Honorary urn bearers were Lauren Brinkmann, Brody Brinkmann, and Benjamin Brinkmann.

Amanda Alvarez-Rodriguez, 32, Glencoe

Amanda (Adams) Alvarez-Rodriguez, 32, of Glencoe passed away on Thursday, July 5 at her residence.
Funeral Services for will be held on Friday, July 13th at 2:00 p.m. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.
A visitation will be held three hours prior to the service, beginning at 11 a.m. and continue until 9 p.m. following the service at the funeral home.
Casket Bearers will be Jorge Serna, Adam Velez, Martin Lezama, Juan Antonio Loano, Dustin Adams, Johnny Adams, Shaun Simmons and Lee Kappes.

Ruth Marie Nelson, 100, of Buffalo Lake

Ruth Marie (Slipka) Nelson, age 100, of Buffalo Lake, formerly Glencoe, died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Buffalo Lake Health Care Center in Buffalo Lake. Memorial Service will be Wednesday, July 11, 11:00 a.m.. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with interment in the Glencoe City Cemetery.
Rev. Peter Adelsen will officiate and Yvonne Schuette will be the organist. Congregational Hymns will be “Amazing Grace” & “Beautiful Savior.

Phyllisann Elling, 91, Burnsville (formerly of Glencoe)

Phyllisann (Lippert) Elling, age 91, of Burnsville, formerly of Glencoe, Minnesota, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Ebenezer Ridges Care Center in Burnsville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating. Sue Mielke will be the organist. Gus and Irene Makovsky will be the song leaders. Musical selections will be: “Here I Am Lord,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Song Of Farewell,” “Amazing Grace.” Scripture readers will be Tom Elling and Max Elling.

Board talks budget

Our view: Pay heed to operations levy

It’s a bit of a head-scratcher that the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board recently rejected its own administrative staff recommendations in dealing with its elementary school staffing. It had an opportunity, with a retirement, to shift staff to meet enrollment needs and save money at the same time.
The board opted to not do that, instead keeping staffing at current levels even though the enrollment numbers did not indicate the need.

First Congregational Church youth serve in Michigan

Rev. Michael Fritz and the members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ are back from the third annual Mable Stockdille mission trip, named after the person who continues to make First Congo’s mission trips possible even after her time on Earth has passed.
This year, 12 students and four adults (a number that’s rising year-to-year) went to Benton Harbor, Michigan from June 10 to June 15 to learn how to “Put faith in action,” a popular catchphrase from the trip that was reiterated in their actions and vocabulary. It was also the biggest goal of the trip.

Board reduces fifth grade position, discusses operating levy

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School District convened for two meetings on Monday, July 9. The first was a work session centered around gathering information for the district’s upcoming operating referendum. The second was the school board’s regular meeting, where Business Manager Michelle Sander revealed a 1953 cornerstone box from Helen Baker, and the reduction of a fifth-grade teacher was passed alongside a 10-year long-term facilities maintenance (LTFM) plan.

City Council holds first workshop

The city of Glencoe held its first city council workshop session on Monday, July 9 to discuss three agenda items: the Morningside Avenue project, the upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility and then they closed the meeting for police union negotiations. Representatives from Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), and McLeod County commissioners sat alongside Glencoe’s council members and city staff.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church welcomes scout’s blessing box

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe now boasts a new piece of door bling in the name of feeding the hungry: Paul Sievert’s blessing box. The goal and purpose of the box come in two parts, according to Sievert. At just 15 years old, he wants to “...reach out to the community (to offer those in need a resource for food) and try to encourage the community to help one another,” Sievert said. “In the long-term, I want to encourage friendliness to your neighbors.”

July 9th

Ruth Nelson, 100, of Buffalo Lake, formerly of Glencoe

Ruth Nelson, 100, of Buffalo Lake, formerly of Glencoe, passed away Thursday, July 5 at the Buffalo Lake Health Care Center.

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, July 11 at 11:a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following at the Glencoe City Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are with Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.mcbridechapel.com.