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Archive - 2018

November 14th

'Cats' enjoy solid opening weekend

Hansch helps Wildcats to D-II national tourney

County board approved hefty list of expenses

Though the county board spent most of its Nov. 6 meeting hearing two presentations regarding the new government center — if approved, the two line items would amount to nearly $800,000 — its meeting approved just over $415,000 worth of purchases aside from the two big-ticket items.

Brownton council continues to show disdain for R&R Excavating

With Mayor Norm Schwarze, the remaining four Brownton City Council members convened on Wednesday, Nov. 7, a day after its normal meeting slot due to elections, and begrudgingly approved payment application number six to R&R Excavating for $447,459.79, with five percent retainage, putting the city at 47 percent payment completion.

Global think tank predicts 30 percent unemployment by 2030

McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), a globally-recognized business and economic research think tank, predicted up to one-third of the future workforce in the United States may need to find new occupations due to automation. The report added, depending on big-business alacrity to adopt full automation, the United States labor force could face unemployment as high as 30 percent by 2030.
From the industrial revolution to the technological revolution, some American employees may be feeling a familiar connection with their 18th and 19th century ancestors.

LaVerne M. (Stibal) Ford, 98, of Glencoe

LaVerne M. (Stibal) Ford, 98, of Glencoe, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe. Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m., at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with interment following in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery in Glencoe. Visitation is Nov. 21, 9-11 a.m. at the church.
Father Anthony Stubeda is the officiating clergy.

Verdie Ellingson, 94, of Moorhead

Verdie Leroy Ellingson was born July 18, 1924, in Montevideo, to Jens and Ragna (Olson) Ellingson. He was baptized and confirmed at Mandt Lutheran Church. Mr. Ellingson attended rural school in Chippewa County through eighth grade and then Milan High School, graduating in 1942. He helped operate the family farm until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Mr. Ellingson served with the occupation forces in Korea in 1946 and 1947.

Michael Wendlandt, 69, of Stewart

Michael Wendlandt age 69, of Stewart, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. A memorial service was held Thursday, Nov. 8, 11a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery in Boon Lake Township, Renville County.
Pastor Katherine Rood was the officiating clergy.
Twyla Kirkeby was the organist. “Amazing Grace,” and “On Eagles Wings” were the congregational hymns.
Tara Severson delivered the eulogy.

David W. Wagner, 80, of New Auburn

David Willmer Wagner, 80, of New Auburn, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, at his home in New Auburn. Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn, with interment at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Pastor Keith Ainsley was the officiating clergy.
Kara Scholla was the organist. “Amazing Grace,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and “On Eagle’s Wings” were the congregational hymns.

Letter to the editor

To the editor,
On behalf of all of us at GSL, I would like to say thank you to all that came out to vote this past Election Day. While we are disappointed in the results, we must continue to move forward and continue to provide a great educational experience for our students. The district will have another opportunity to pass the operating levy in the fall of 2019 before the current one expires.