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Archive

November 15th, 2017

Chamber recognizes members, volunteers at annual banquet

The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce honored some outstanding volunteers at its annual banquet Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Mindy Lemke of Gavin, Donley & Ostlund, LTD, received the 2017 Mike Popelka Chamber Volunteer of the Year award, and Jon and Myranda VanDamme were named the 2017 community volunteers of the year.

November 14th

Stewart City Council OKs relief association increase

The Stewart City Council on Monday night approved a requested increase in the per year benefit amount for the Stewart Fire Relief Association’s pension fund.
The council approved a request to raise the benefit to $1,500 per year from the current $1,200 per year.
Nick Millbrandt, representing the fire relief association, said the pension fund is currently funded at 147 percent.
“Even with the increase, we would still be 110 percent solvent,” said Millbrandt.
Millbrandt said the increase will bring the benefit more in line with what is offered in other communities.

Brownton City Council approves base rate increases for water, sewer

City of Brownton utility customers will see a $5 a month increase on their bills starting in January.
The City Council, at its Nov. 7 meeting, approved raising the base rate by $2.50 per month for each of the water and sewer utilities.
City Clerk-Treasurer Ella Kruse said the increases are in keeping with recommendations from the city’s financial auditor to continue building funds to help offset the costs of the city’s comprehensive street and utility improvement project, with construction anticipated to begin next summer.

Roger Sandau, 83, of Fridley

Roger Stanley Sandau, 83, of Fridley, died Oct. 11, 2017.
He graduated from Glencoe High School in 1952. He joined the Air Force in 1954. He was united in marriage to Carol Warnke in 1957. He graduated from Minnesota State University in 1950, and got his master’s degree in 1960 from the University of Colorado.
Mr. Sandau taught in Minneapolis Public Schools from 1960 to 1990. He coached boys soccer at Patrick Henry and later at South High.
He enjoyed going to Florida for the winter months and playing golf. He was very generous with a great sense of humor.

John ‘Jack’ Parpart, 70, Lester Prairie

John “Jack” Parpart, 70, of Lester Prairie, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 9, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. John Grein officiating. Yvonne Schuette was the organist. Special music by Angela Parpart was “Place in the Sun.” Congregational hymns were “Jesus, Lead Thou On,” “My Faith Looks Up to Thee,” “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” and “God Be With You Until We Meet Again.”

Jean M. Lewandowski, 73, of Glencoe

Jean M. Lewandowski, 73, of Glencoe, formerly of Lester Prairie, died Saturday, Nov. 11, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Revs. Paul Schumacher and Mark Mallak officiating. Alice Nowak will be the organist.
Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to the time of the Mass, at the church.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Lewandowski, Tami Alsleben and Melissa Barsness.

Michael ‘Mick’ Cox, 64, of Glencoe

Michael “Mick” Brian Cox, 64, of Glencoe, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at his home with his family by his side.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating. Sue Mielke was the organist, and Gus and Irene Makovsky were the song leaders. Special music was Paul McCartney’s “Mull of Kintyre.” Musical selections were “Here I Am, Lord,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “You Are Mine,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace.”
Urn bearers were Randy Sigler, Kevin Koralewski, Steven Nelson and Paul Metza.

SL Lions name Peace Poster winners

Halle Becker and Avis Elias, sixth graders from Glencoe-Silver Lake Lakeside Elementary, have won local Peace Poster competitions sponsored by the Silver Lake Lions Club. Placing second were Brooke Christianson and Grace Lipke. The club sponsored two winners.
Becker’s and Elias’ posters are among more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 30th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This year’s theme was “The Future of Peace.” Their posters will now advance to round-two competition, where their entries will compete against entries from other local Peace Poster contests.

Lions present dictionaries to third graders

On Nov. 8, 144 copies of “A Student’s Dictionary” were distributed by members of the Lions Clubs of Brownton, Glencoe, New Auburn, Plato, and Silver Lake to the third-grade students and third-grade teachers of Glencoe-Silver Lake Lakeside School, First Lutheran School, and to home-schooled third graders in the GSL district. 2017 marks the 13th year that third-grade students in the GSL School District have received these dictionaries free of charge, with well over 2,250 distributed thus far.

Tim Orth Foundation seeking applications

The Tim Orth Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization designed to help young people who are ill and need assistance in paying for their medical treatment.
The foundation has a board made of unpaid volunteers who examine the applications from area families. The foundation also has many volunteers who invest countless hours organizing, preparing, soliciting and conducting fundraisers for these youth and their families.
On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the foundation will stage its 20th annual benefit to raise funds for children with medical needs.