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August 29th, 2018

Suicide awareness, prevention event Sept. 16 at county fairgrounds

The Second Annual “We Walk for Life” suicide awareness and prevention benefit is slated for Sunday, Sept. 16 at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
The event begins at 11 a.m. with check-in and runs until 4 p.m. The opening ceremony is set for 12:30 p.m. with an untimed lap/walk event beginning at 1 p.m. A balloon release and silent auction will follow. Other activities include music by “Chopper, the world’s nuttiest DJ,” face painting, wacky hair, inflatables, temporary tattoos, a resource fair and reflection time for family members and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Highway 7 Resurfacing project begins today

A resurfacing project on Highway 7 near Silver Lake was scheduled to begin today, Wednesday, Aug. 29. Paving will occur on Highway 7 from just east of Silver Lake to the junction of Highway 25.
The road will be reduced to one lane and a pilot car will be directing traffic. Motorists should anticipate delays.
Benefits of the project include a smoother road surface and extending the life of the pavement. The project is estimated to cost $3.1 million and to be complete by Oct. 12. Central Specialties is the contractor.

Stewart reviews gambling ordinance, asks state to address Highway 212

The Stewart City Council, in a special meeting on Aug. 27, approved posting an employment opening for the public works supervisor position, discussed gambling ordinance changes for the Wildlife Habitat Conservation Society of McLeod County, made a resolution to repair tiling on private property owned by the Wiechmans, and decided to send a formal letter to the state about water overflow on a Highway 212.
The council accepted a resignation from Public Works Supervisor Matthew Maiers, and approved the posting of an employment opening for the position.

South Central Minnesota Flyers host annual fly-in Saturday at Perschau Field

Glencoe Chapter 92 of the Experimental Aircraft Association – the South Central Minnesota Flyers – is hosting its annual fly-in, sweet corn and bratwurst feed Saturday, Sept. 1, at Vernon Perschau Field, Glencoe’s municipal airport.
The event is an up-close opportunity for people interested in aviation to see colorful, exotic, experimental, military and working-type aircraft. There will also be a chance to talk with pilots and owners of the aircraft. Many of the aircraft were built from kits or plans.

City planning commission will hear Kwik Trip proposal tomorrow

A proposal for a Kwik Trip convenience store will make its next stop tomorrow evening, Aug. 30, at a Glencoe Planning Commission meeting.
The commission will conduct a public hearing on the proposal at 7 p.m. The public hearing is the only item on the commission's agenda.

Glencoe man pleads guilty to assaulting baby in his care

A Glencoe man recently decided to plead guilty to assaulting an infant rather than face a trial. Now, he awaits sentencing in McLeod County District Court.
Timothy Daniel Miller pleaded guilty Aug. 15 to first-degree assault with great bodily harm of a 5½-month old child in his care in January. A trial was scheduled to begin the following day and Assistant McLeod County Attorney Dan Provencher had refused to offer Miller, 24, any kind of deal to plead guilty to a lesser charge.
“We were ready for trial,” Provencher said.

Stensvad’s ready for 40th first day

Roxanne Stensvad knows the anticipation of the first day of a new school year. She's had plenty of practice managing the anticipation preceding the arrival of students for another school year.

GSL ready for students to return to school Tuesday

A year ago, staff with the GSL School District was scrambling to complete construction projects before students came back to school.
This year, the hectic hustle and bustle of a year ago is a memory the school district doesn’t need to revisit.
The learning space in Glencoe-Silver Lake school buildings is ready for the return of students Tuesday, Sept. 4. Small punch-list items are being completed but the classrooms and learning space for students and staff is ready to go. Teachers are back this week preparing for the school year to come.

City Council hears pitch for 2019 levy hike

Glencoe property taxpayers are facing a proposed property tax hike from the city in 2019, an increase intended to pay for debt in infrastructure improvements.

August 27th

Norman Benkowski, 88, of Lester Prairie

Norman Benkowski, 88, of Lester Prairie, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, at the Minnesota Veterans’ Home in Minneapolis.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with interment following at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 to 11 a.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. Online guest book is available at www.mcbridechapel.com.