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Archive - 2018

January 24th

LuAnn (Debner) Emich, Plato native

LuAnn (Debner) Emich died Jan. 12, 2018.
She was born and raised in Plato. After eighth-grade graduation, she entered Glencoe High School and graduated in 1955 as the class valedictorian. She entered the business world as a secretary to Ann Crowley in the Food Service Department at Abbott Hospital. After Abbott closed its doors, she helped her husband Roger at the Burl Oaks Country Club with inventory and tournaments on a part-time basis. She took a seasonal job as a para-mutual teller at Canterbury Downs. She worked her way to supervisor on a line and worked at the $50 window.

Donald David Seay, 80, of Glencoe

Donald David Seay, 80, of Glencoe, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at his home.
Private family services will be held.
Donald David Seay was born Oct. 17, 1937, in Saluda, North Carolina, the son of James B. and Jessie (Southers) Seay. He attended school in Ashville, North Carolina. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force before being honorably discharged.

Donald Miskovsky, 80, of Silver Lake

Donald Henry Miskovsky, 80, of Silver Lake, died Jan. 15, 2018, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Jan. 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Revs. Mike Doyle and Paul Schumacher officiating. Interment was in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Dorothy S. Herrmann, 90, of Glencoe

Dorothy Sophia Herrmann, 90, of Glencoe, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m., at Friedens (County Line) Church in rural Norwood Young America, with the Rev. Matthew Orendorff officiating.
Honorary casket bearers will be Thomas Lawson, Michael Lysse, Tinsley Sophia Lawson, Nora Michelle Lysse and Sawyer Joel David Lysse. Casket bearers will be Jodie Herrmann Lawson, Jessica Herrmann Lysse, Dale Hoof, Scott Hoof, Kevin Hoof and Lori Fabel.

Federal government back in operation

Just in case you didn’t notice with all the non-warranted hoopla over the Vikings’ shot at an NFC championship, the federal government shut down. It’s up and running again, albeit on a short schedule.
Our U.S. senators are patting themselves on the back for achieving a compromise bill that will keep the government open — for at least another three weeks.

Lee Ostrom was truly an office favorite

Folks here at The Chronicle were very saddened last week when we learned the news that retired sports editor Lee Ostrom had passed away.
At 6 foot, 6 inches (or maybe more), Lee loomed over the rest of us here at the office, but he was hardly intimidating. If anyone could be called a “gentle giant,” it was he.
Well, maybe he was slightly intimidating, but not because of his size. He had a mind like a steel trap, and could toss out names, jersey numbers, dates, scores, records and other statistics from every sport from high school track and field to Canadian hockey.

What’s the big deal about hair?

By Rich Glennie
It may be buried deep in the DNA of men, but there is a tendency to wade into situations that probably should be avoided. This might be one of them. But here goes.
What is the big deal about women’s hair? (Here’s where smart men just duck).
The topic comes up with my wife regularly as we venture out on our morning walks. In the spring, summer and fall, it is concern about the wind and how it messes with her hairdo. In the winter, it is the cold and how having a hat or hood on also messes with her hairdo.

An idea for cutting Glencoe city taxes by 34%

To the Editor:
If you are interested, as a city taxpayer, in cutting your city tax by more than 34 percent, read on ...
According to our city treasurer, our current city budget levy is $2.383 million. Our city police budget is $1.157 million, or 48.5 percent of our total city budget. This police cost is about $210 per Glencoe resident ($1.157 million divided by our city’s 2016 population census of 5,503).

Opioid epidemic is a national emergency

To the Editor:
Last summer, President Trump’s national opioid commission recommended that he declare the opioid epidemic a “national emergency” or a “public health emergency.” It was my hope that the president would choose the former, which would have allowed for the use of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds to combat addiction. Instead, the president chose to declare a 90-day public health emergency, which was set to expire on Jan. 23. As we approached this deadline, it is clear that little has been achieved as a result.

Political party caucuses set for Feb. 6

To the Editor:
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, political parties in Minnesota will be holding their caucuses as they do every two years. Once again, this year promises to be an exciting time for political change in Minnesota since we have an open seat for the governor’s race and now with the resignation of Sen. Franken, we will have two U.S. Senate seats to fill. This is your opportunity to participate as Republicans begin the process of choosing their endorsed candidates for these offices.