July 1st, 2015

UMD announces dean’s list

Several area students are on the University of Minnesota - Duluth’s dean’s list, achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Michael Hahn of Brownton, Kaitlyn Boesche, Adam Broderius, Adam Eberhard and Dylan Jenkins of Glencoe, Michael Coughlin of Silver Lake and Chris Dahlman of Stewart qualified for the list. 

Kramers announce birth

Dr. Kurt and Marion Kramer of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Magdalena Eulalia Marie, born June 21, 2015. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long. She is welcomed by older siblings Terez, 14; Philip, 11; Samuel, 9; Thomas, 7; Tobias, 5; and Odelia, 3.

Daughter for Hochsprungs

Jayson and Laura Hochsprung of Brownton announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Mae Hochsprung, born June 16, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Layla weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long. She joins siblings Zachary Hindermann and Alexander Hochsprung. Grandparents are LaVonne and Alfred Hindermann Jr. of Hutchinson, Kathy Hochsprung of Brownton and the late Kyle Hochsprung. 

It’s OK to criticize, but do it with kindness

Scanning through social media after the Glencoe Days celebration was somewhat deflating, to say the least.
People took to the Internet to offer up their criticisms of the celebration. Every public event is subject to criticism, but what struck us most was the venom of some of the barbed comments. The other thing that struck us was that some people simply have no idea how a community festival or celebration is organized.

The history of Independence Day

To the Editor:
Independence Day, also called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday observed in the United States. It is a day of parades, family picnics, a day off from work and fireworks.
July 4, 1776, was the day that the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress; declaring independence from Great Britain.
Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July and remember to display your flag.
Glencoe V.F.W Ladies
Auxiliary to Post 5102
Americanism Chairman,
Virginia Adams

Legion Post 95 offers flag etiquette guidelines

To the Editor:
Glencoe American Legion Post 95 submits flag adequate guidelines.

County Board spends $14,500 for business plan

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to spend $14,500 to create a business plan for its solid waste department. The plan will be provided by Burns & McDonnell, the consulting firm that helped the county develop its facility retrofit project to accommodate one-sort recycling in the county.
Commissioner Paul Wright said the idea of developing a business plan “is pretty much what we talked about in a workshop a month or two ago.”

A high school graduate — at age 96

bugs were biting, but the skies remained clear. It was another beautiful day for a graduation. Verda Graupmann Templin, the sole graduate, was wheeled up the short procession line and received her diploma.
“Better late than never,” Templin said.
She was last here, at the McLeod District #6 school site, more than 80 years ago as an eighth grader. Now, at the age of 96, Templin has returned to the same spot to finally get her high school diploma.

Options offered for fixing Tagus Avenue surface

McLeod County will be seeking quotes to reclaim the surfacing on County Road 54 (Tagus Avenue) to help the road surfacing issues that resulted from a failed trial of a prime, seal and fog coat of the gravel road between County Road 87 (near the Brownton Rod & Gun Club) to County Road 7. The 3.9 miles of road is located on the west side of Lake Marion.
The process, which uses oil, chips and a fog seal, creates a blacktop-like surface. However, the road surface began to break up shortly after it was created.

Driver arrested after rollover crash

On Thursday, June 25, at 8:55 p.m., the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a one-vehicle accident near the intersection of County Road 20 and 810th Avenue in Preston Lake Township. The accident was located about five miles northwest of Stewart.