September 28th, 2016

Harlen David Kegler, 68, of Winsted

Harlen David Kegler, 68, of Winsted, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at St. Mary’s Nursing Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wed-nesday, Sept. 28, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Readers were Kimberly Lester and Brian Shawn.
Pallbearers were Thomas Vacek, John Vacek, Kyle Kulinski, Josh Zangl, Reed Birkholz and Bert Hertzog.
Interment with military honors was in the Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

Cynthia Brundell, 53, of New Auburn

Cynthia “Cindy” Brundell, 53, of New Auburn, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at her home.
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 23, at Hahn’s Dining in Winthrop with Darwin Frau-endienst officiating. Special music was on a CD. Honorary urn bearers were Nick Plihal, Tyler Plihal and Travis Plihal.
Cynthia “Cindy” Marie Brundell was born June 10, 1963, to Leslie and Phyllis Brundell in Alexandria. She graduated from Gaylord High School in 1981.

Shirley Graupmann, 86, Grand Rapids

Shirley Ann Graupmann, 86, of Grand Rapids, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Sugar Brook Villa Assisted Living in Cohasset.
The funeral service was held Wed-nesday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., at Community Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids with the Rev. Kimbrel Johnson officiating.
Burial will be Thursday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery in Plato.

David Harry Randt, 65, of Glencoe

David Harry Randt, 65, of Glencoe, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 24, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Robin Kruse was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” “My Faith Looks Up to Thee,” “The King of Love My Shepherd Is,” “Jesus Loves Me” and “Praise to the Lord.”

Charles J. Goranowski, 57, of Welch

Charles John Goranowski, 57, of Welch, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Sept. 24, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Miesville with the Rev. Leon-ard Siebenaler presiding. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Charles Goranowski was born May 9, 1959, to Cyril and Joan (Snaza) Goranowski in Glencoe. In 1977, he graduated from Silver Lake High School and went on to further his education at the University of Minnesota, where he received a master’s degree in education and industrial technology in 1995.

Earl Ernie Stuedemann, 71, of Plato

Earl Ernie Stuedemann, 71, of Plato, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in an accident near Plato.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 23, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, rural Glencoe, with the Rev. Dennis Reichow officiating. Christy Ittel was the organist. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” and “What God Ordains is Always Good.”

September 21st

Trailblazer board sets workshop with attorney

The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board will spend about three hours in a workshop session Oct. 20 with attorney Frank Madden of Madden Galanter Hansen LLP. The law firm specializes in labor issues.
With that in mind, the Joint Powers Board on Thursday tabled most of the items on its meeting agenda until its regular meeting in November, hoping that the workshop will set parameters for taking them up again.
Sandi Blaeser, an attorney with Madden Galanter Hansen, said the workshop is needed to re-establish unity among the board and relationships with employees.

County sets preliminary 5% levy hike

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners is proposing a 5 percent increase in its levy for 2017. The board adopted the preliminary levy Tuesday morning on a unanimous vote.
The proposed increase will generate about $939,700 additional revenue for the county. The 2016 levy was $18,793,585, the proposed 2017 levy is $19,733,264.
Commissioner Paul Wright said the proposed increase is rooted mostly in “investing in our workforce.”

GRHS’ main entrance, first-floor remodeling project under way

Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) announced Monday the beginning of a new construction project that will dramatically alter the first-floor layout and main entrance of the hospital located at 1805 Hennepin Ave. N in Glencoe. Construction began Tuesday, Sept. 20, and should be complete by July 2017. GRHS expects to invest $5 million in the project.

Glencoe City Council approves request for sanitary sewer service outside city limits

The Glencoe City Council approved a request by two property owners outside the city limits to connect to the city’s sanitary sewer service.
Ron and Mary Mielke and Sharon Gruenhagen, who both live on Dove Avenue east of Glencoe along Highway 212, made the request to the council on Monday, Sept 19.