July 1st, 2015

Sheryl ‘Sheri’ Lowden, of New Auburn

Sheryl “Sheri” Lowden, 75, of New Auburn, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
A gathering of family and friends was held Friday, June 26, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Interment will be at a later date in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.

Marty Klockmann Jr., 46, of Brownton

Martin “Marty” Phillip Klockmann Jr., 46, of Brownton, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in an accident near his home in the country by Brownton.

Harry Drahos, 87, of Excelsior

Harry Drahos, 97, of Excelsior, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, surrounded by his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 29, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Oakdale, with interment in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Mr. Drahos’ family was a very important part of his life. He also was proud of his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II and his 40 years with the United States Post Office.

Students on UST dean’s list

Danielle Bielke and Shannon Twiss of Glencoe, Eric Thalmann of Plato and William Kasal of Stewart were named to the University of St. Thomas 2015 spring semester dean’s list. To make the list, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  

Boy born to Zajicek family

Steph and Kyle Zajicek announce the birth of their son, Harrison Mitchell Zajicek, born June 28, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Harrison weighed 9 pounds. He joins brother Teddy Zajicek. Grandparents and Mike and Sue Keenan and Keith and Rhonda Zajicek, all of Glencoe. 

Paredes graduates at NDSU

Julio Cesar Paredes of Stewart graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science degree in management. 

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.