July 4th, 2017

Raymond R. Dreier, 82, of Glencoe

Raymond Robert Dreier, 82, of Glencoe, died peacefully on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Interment will be held at a later date.

Edward Chmielewski, 68, of Glencoe

Edward J. Chmielewski, 68, of Glencoe, died Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Minneapolis.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 29, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda as the celebrant.
Casket bearers were Jeff Chmielewski, Cory Chmielewski, Tanner Chmielewski, Zac Hindermann, Josh Coon and Ryan Kottke. Interment with military rites was in the St. Adalbert Cemetery in Silver Lake.

First Lutheran Church has new assistant pastor

First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glencoe announces that Peter Adelsen has accepted the call to serve as its assistant pastor.

Rural Stewart man dies in accident

Larry E. Rath, rural Stewart, died Tuesday, June 27, in a skid loader accident, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office received a 9-1-1 call at 5:18 p.m. that day reporting a Bobcat skid loader was on its roof in the ditch and that the operator was still in the machine. The accident occurred in the 52000 block of 840th Avenue, about four miles north of Buffalo Lake in Preston Lake Township.
Responders removed Rath from the machine and attempted resuscitation, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

UWMC distributes $71,000

United Way of McLeod County (UWMC) Board President Ron Johnson announced last week that the organization delivered $71,000 in checks during June to 32 partner agency programs. Those checks represent the first half community investment grants for 2017 United Way funding.
“We’re so thankful that we were able to distribute $71,000 in allocations following our most recent community investment review,” said Johnson. “Those dollars are being used to fund worthy programs that are making a difference in so many lives in our area at this time.”

Small plane makes emergency landing

A Mountain Lake man had to make an emergency landing of his small plane in a soybean field near Morton Saturday afternoon.
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report at 12:50 p.m. Saturday of a small aircraft in a field south of County Road 2 and west of U.S. Highway 71, two miles north of Morton, in Beaver Falls Township.

Physician assistant joins GRHS staff

Certified physician assistant Abby Bennett recently joined the family medicine department at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS). She sees patients of all ages for a wide variety of medical concerns, as well as routine check-ups and preventive care. Bennett works Monday through Friday at the Glencoe Clinic.

Planning commission considers gravel mining renewals

Routine requests for renewals for two gravel mining permits had Acoma Township officials asking if there should be more uniform conditions at the McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission meeting Wednesday, June 28.
The commission considered two renewal requests — one for Luedtke Contracting for a gravel pit on property owned by Bonnie Lou Krueger, and one for Duininck, Inc., for a gravel pit on property owned by Paul Lind. Both pits are in Acoma Township.

GSL History Club enjoys trip to Boston, New York

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) High School History Club recently took a five-day trip to the East Coast, visiting Boston first and then heading south to New York City. The trip focused on exploring and touring educational and historical landmarks, museums and monuments. The club left for the trip on June 18 and returned on June 22.

GRHS re-opens entrance, interior spaces as renovation continues

Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) re-opened its hospital entrance and several interior spaces last week as part of a $5 million renovation project. Construction began in September 2016 and should be completed by November 2017. The hospital is located at 1805 Hennepin Ave. N in Glencoe.