June 7th, 2017

Plato native serving as intern at International Wolf Center

For years, Shauntel Stahlke’s career path was a clear one. She’d be a pastry chef. She loved baking and was certain that she’d pursue the craft when she graduated from high school.
Those plans were thwarted, though, thanks to two great high school teachers who instilled a love of the outdoors in Stahlke. So much so that when she enrolled in college a few years ago, her major had changed dramatically.

Winthrop man injured in rollover

A Winthrop man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he fell asleep and his car rolled on Highway 15 at 150th Street, south of Hutchinson, on Tuesday, May 30, at 4:30 p.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Leonard Paul Biermann, 81, of Winthrop, was northbound on Highway 15 in a 2012 Honda CRV when he fell asleep and the vehicle went off the roadway, hit the ditch, and rolled onto its side.
He was extricated from the vehicle by the Hutchinson Fire Department and taken by Allina Ambulance to Hutchinson Health Hospital.

Teens injured in accident near Hutchinson May 31

Two teens, including one from Glencoe, were injured in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 7 just west of Hutchinson Wednesday, May 31, at 1:43 p.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Andrew William Houston, 19, address unknown, was driving westbound on Highway 7 in a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee when it lost control and ran off the road down the embankment toward the Crow River.

Is it back to politics as usual in Minnesota?

The Chronicle was sent to press last Tuesday, May 30, with the editorial page applauding the Legislature and the governor for coming together in a spirit of compromise to get some much-needed work done.
That editorial also held out the hope that the governor would sign off on the 10 budget proposals that had been forwarded to his desk for approval. Which, we were happy to learn the next day, he had.
We were not happy, however, to learn that he did have one line-item veto — he defunded the state Legislature, leaving it with no money to conduct its business.

Rep. Gruenhagen recaps legislative session

To The Editor,
In the small hours of this morning we passed our final state budget bill. After many hours negotiating with Governor Dayton and the Senate, we reached a budget agreement at the last hour of the regular legislative session, and the Governor agreed to call a special session to pass these bills, which he did at 12:01 am on Tuesday morning. The Governor has given his word that he will sign these bills into law.

Newman comments on end of session

To The Editor,
Following the conclusion of the 2017 legislative session, a complete state budget has been signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton. The budget, which amounts to $46 billion over the next two years, was a result of lengthy negotiations between the Republican legislature and Democratic governor.

Local pastor to retire … again

The Rev. Joe Clay, pastor at Church of Peace in Glencoe and Friedens County Line in Norwood Young America, will be officially retiring at the age of 82 on Sunday, June 18.

Familiar, cheerful face retires from Glencoe postal route

A familiar, cheerful face that used to roam the streets of Glencoe will be missed.
Keith “Hermie” Herrmann retired Friday, June 2, from his job as a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, a career that spanned over 36 years.
In about 1980, Herrmann’s mother began escorting him around to take the civil service test, a requirement for being hired by the Postal Service. He had to take the test at each potential hiring site, and spent nearly every Saturday for about two months taking the test around the area.

City Council hears 2 proposals for Helen Baker Elementary

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s building project is on track to be completed by the start of the 2017-18 school year, leaving the Helen Baker Elementary site available for redevelopment.

State grant approved for Morningside project

McLeod County received a $2.35 million grant from the Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) to put toward finishing Morningside Avenue in Glencoe from 11th Street E to 16th Street, also known as County Road 15.
McLeod County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst told the County Board Tuesday morning that the LRIP grant was included as part of the state’s bonding bill this year.