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Archive - 2018

April 18th

Man hurt when vehicle hits building

GIBBON — A Winthrop man was injured Tuesday, April 10, shortly after 5 p.m., when his vehicle hit a building head-on in Gibbon.
According to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, Roger Holm, 60, of rural Winthrop, was driving a 2017 Buick Essence southbound on First Avenue when the vehicle left the roadway and hit the building. He was the sole occupant and had moderate injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.
Assisting at the accident were the Winthrop Police Department, Winthrop Ambulance, Gibbon Police Department and Gibbon Fire Department.

Explosion injures 3 at 3M plant in Hutch

Three people were injured in an explosion Thursday, April 12, at about 1:30 p.m.
The Hutchinson fire and police departments and Allina Ambulance were dispatched to the plant.
According to the Hutchinson Leader, a 3M spokesperson said the incident was caused when a piece of equipment experienced a “process upset” during a cooling operation.
All three of the injured were taken to Hutchinson Health Hospital, and one of the three was then transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center by air ambulance.
There apparently was no fire nor any hazardous materials involved in the accident.

William ‘Bill’ Genz, 66, rural Winthrop

William “Bill” Genz, 66, of rural Winthrop, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at his home in Bismarck Township, Sibley County.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando with the Rev. Aaron Albrecht officiating. Loretta Ahlbrecht was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Just as I Am” and “Amazing Grace.”
Casket bearers were Scott Katzenmeyer, Mark Katzenmeyer, Joel Hansch, Ron Bullert, Scott Schuette and Wade Dwinnell. Military honors were by Brownton American Legion Post 143. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mathias P. Wirtz, 74, Tucson, Arizona

Mathias “Matt” Wirtz, 74, of Tucson, Arizona, died March 29, 2018.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tucson, Arizona, with interment of ashes in Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana, Arizona.
Mr. Wirtz was born in Glencoe to the late Francis and Barbara Wirtz. He was married to Mary Wirtz for over 51 years.

Son born to Wiblemo family

Stephen and Brea Louise Ettel Wiblemo of Glencoe announce the arrival of a son, Bear Louis Wiblemo, who was born April 9, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Bear weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21-1/2 inches long at birth. He joins a brother, Stephen William Wiblemo II. Grandparents are Terri and Jerry Wiblemo of Lynd and Greg and Cindy Ettel of Glencoe.

Pinske accepted at UM-Morris

Austin Pinske of Plato has been accepted at and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota, Morris. Pinske will graduate from Glencoe-Silver Lake High School June 1, and will attend Morris beginning in fall 2018. He is the recipient of an Achievement Scholarship, which is renewable up to four years

State champions

GSL spring play set April 26-29

Weekend blizzard dumps on area

Snow removal crews were still busy on Monday trying to clear up after a winter blizzard that dumped 16 inches of snow or more Saturday into Sunday. Gusty winds created large snow drifts, and numerous vehicles ended up in ditches or stuck on roadways. Another four to six inches of snow is predicted for today (Wednesday) in the area.

Mystery author visits Glencoe