September 7th, 2016

TC&W appreciates efforts to obtain federal grant

To the Editor:
Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W) would like to express its public gratitude to Minnesota’s congressional delegation in securing a federal grant to help our railroad install Positive Train Control (PTC) technology to comply with federal safety mandates in time for the December 2018 deadline.

4-H’ers earn ribbons, awards at state fair livestock show

A large number of McLeod County 4-H’ers earned ribbons and awards for their livestock and animal projects at the recent Minnesota State Fair. They include:
— Cody Andersen, swine, crossbred March gilt, purple.
— Emily Andersen, dairy, registered Holstein cow, 5 years and older, purple.
— Mackenzie Bayerl, registered or grade senior meat breeding doe, blue.
— Randilynn Becker, beef, heifer calf, red.

Fly-in, brats, sweet corn at airport

GSL gridders earn win in OT

Plato Blue Jays lose to Hutch at state

Girls' soccer starts out at 2-1

A patriotic crowd

Netters head north this weekend

Brandon Darryl Randt, 29, of Garfield

Brandon Darryl Randt, 29, of Garfield, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, while working on a boat, something he loved doing.
The funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 1, at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria with the Rev. David Hinz officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Alexandria.

Harlan Herman Wilkens, 79, of NYA

Harlan Herman Wilkens, 79, of Norwood Young America, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at his home.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 3, at Friedens (County Line) United Church of Christ in rural Norwood Young America with the Rev. Joseph Clay officiating. Marilee Widmer was the organist. Soloist Burt Tellers sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “Jesus Loves Me,” “Beyond the Sunset,” “O, God, Our Help in Ages Past” and “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.”