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Archive - Sep 2018

Date

September 26th

Dorothy Wuetherich, 87, of Lester Prairie

Dorothy D. (Ristow) Wuetherich, 87 passed away Sept. 20 at her home in Lester Prairie. She was born May 12, 1931 in Saint Paul, the daughter of Ruth Ristow.
Mrs. Wuetherich’s mother passed away when she was 3-years-old. Her grandparents, Max and Augusta Ristow, raised her.
Mrs. Wuetherich was confirmed March 25, 1945 at the Evangelical Church of Lester Prairie. She attended the local country school outside of Lester Prairie through the eighth grade.

Melissa P. Guldemann, 55, of Glencoe

Melissa Paige Guldemann, 55, of Glencoe, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15.
Memorial services were held Sunday, Sept. 23, 3:30 p.m., at Church of Peace in Glencoe.
Pastor Matthew Orendorff officiated the ceremony.
Bill Litzau was the guitarist.
Melissa Paige Guldemann was born Sept. 26, 1962, in Minot, N.D. She was the daughter of Michael and Darlene (Kjellberg) Guldemann. Ms. Guldemann was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education at Mt. Vernon High School and furthered her education at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.

Bel Peterson, 73, of Winthrop

Bel Peterson of Winthrop passed away peacefully Sept. 19, in Waconia at the age of 73.
She is survived by her children, John Lanz (Becky) of Sherburn, Judy Rasche (Keith) of Norwood Young America, Jackie Wilson (Dan) of Brownton, Katie Ibarra (Miguel) of Winthrop, as well as 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Willard A. Jessen, 61, of Barnum

Willard A. Jessen, 61, of Barnum passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake.
Mr. Jessen was born Feb. 18, 1957 to Elmer and Lucille (Fisher) Jessen in Park Rapids.
He attended school in Sebeka and graduated from Cokato High School in 1975.
July 11, 1992, he married Linda (Behrens) Ide.
Mr. Jessen was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Carl.

Dale Anthony Smith, 55, of Hamburg

Dale Anthony Smith, 55, of Hamburg passed away Monday, Sept. 10. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m., at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with interment at a later date.
Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiated the ceremony.
Denise Lueders, Theresa Kuester, Patti Bulau, Paige Kosek, and Sue Mielke were the musicians. “ Here I Am Lord,” “ Hosea,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Fly Like a Bird,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Women,” and “ Be Not Afraid” were the musical selections.
Wyatt Smith and Austin Smith were the urn-bearers.

Now comes the tough part for the city council

Congratulations to the Glencoe City Council. Councilors completed the easy part of the 2019 budget process last Monday, Sept. 17. Now comes the challenge, approving an operating budget complementing next year’s property tax levy.
City staff deserves credit for presenting the council with a preliminary 6.8 percent proposed levy increase intended to add little or no new property tax liability to existing property. This is the result of increasing value of property in the city of Glencoe. Increasing value, especially if you’re a seller, is a good thing.

Is county’s decision on Jungclaus building déjà vu all over again?

Ever feel like you’ve been down a road before, and it’s the wrong road?
Well, the McLeod County commissioners are doing just that with their hasty decision to purchase the Jungclaus Implement building on Chandler Avenue and turn it into a consolidated county office building.
First, the building is not designed as an office building.
Second, it removes another piece of commercial property from Glencoe's tax rolls.

Mom enjoys BMX racing, just like her boys

When she was growing up in Waconia, Amanda Hill didn’t get too fired up about team sports.
Put her on a BMX bike with 14 hills, four corners and 1,000 feet of track to cover and Hill gets a bit more competitive. The mother of three BMX racers at the Buffalo Creek BMX Track in Glencoe enjoys seeing her sons race. They are among the top racers in their respective age classes.

TC&W Railroad crossing work will close intersection this week

Replacement of the Twin Cities and Western Railroad crossing on McLeod County Road 1 (Dairy Avenue) is scheduled to begin today, Sept. 26, and be completed by the end of the week.
The installation of the new concrete surfacing and approach work requires the road to be closed to through traffic. A detour utilizing Highway 212, McLeod County Road 72 (Diamond Avenue), and County Road 3 (120th Street) will be in place.

(For the complete story, see the Sept. 26 edition of The Chronicle.)

50 years and counting

He’ll get up tomorrow and prepare to leave his home for school, just like he has for over 9,200 school days before. For some, that may seem like a lot.
Joe Fountain isn’t like every other teacher.
Fountain is in the first quarter of his 51st year as a teacher. He started teaching in 1968, long before many of his public and private school colleagues in Glencoe were born. Citizens were protesting America’s participation in the war in Vietnam. Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated. A gallon of milk cost $1.07, a dozen eggs 53 cents and a gallon of gasoline was 34 cents.