December 7th

Adeline Alice Klancke, 88, of NYA

Adeline Alice (ZumBerge) (Harms) Klancke, 88, of Norwood Young America, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 4, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg with the Rev. Donald Andrix officiating. Cheryl Andrix was the organist. Special music by the Emanuel LWML was “Softly and Tenderly.” Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

Richard Smykalski, 79, of Hutchinson

Richard “Ski” Smykalski, 79, of Hutchinson, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in rural Darwin.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Dec. 1, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist, and Bobbi Ludewig was the song leader. Musical selections were “Here I Am, Lord,” “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Henry ‘Butch’ Henkelmann, Glencoe

Henry “Butch”  Henkelmann, 71, of Glencoe, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Glencoe.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Shari Templin sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” The congregational hymn was “Amazing Grace.”

Frances J.A. Plath, 88, of Glencoe

Frances Johanna Augusta (Klitzke) Plath, 88, of Glencoe, formerly of Brownton, died Nov. 30, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 5, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist. The Rev. Andrew and Rosine Hermodson-Olsen performed a duet, “Heaven is My Home.” Congregational hymns were “O, Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night.”

Cheryl Jean Bielke, 66, of Stewart

Cheryl Bielke, 66, of Stewart, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Hospital.
The funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 2, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart with the Rev. Mahlon Bededam officiating. Adline Kottke provided the music.
Casket bearers were Dave Cain, Austin Hahn, David Franks, Steve Kirschbaum, Garry Franks and Darrin Schultz.

Son born to Glencoe couple

Miguel and Brenda Cruz of Glencoe announce the arrival of a son, Maximiliano André Cruz, who was born Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Maximiliano weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long at birth.

Wilkens — Misuraca

Mark and Lois Wilkens announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Wilkens, to James Misuraca, son of Anna Disco.
Brittany Wilkens lives in Plato and is currently a teacher at Watertown-Mayer Public Schools. James Misuraca lives in Spring Lake Park, and is currently working at Revolution Systems.
The couple plan to be married June 24, 2017, in Plato.

Lily Kirchoff awarded FFA jacket from foundation

The Minnesota FFA Foundation recently announced the presentation of the official FFA jacket to members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA Chapter. Lily Kirchoff has been selected to receive her own jacket.
As Minnesota FFA welcomes thousands of young people into membership, the Minnesota FFA Foundation has announced the recipients of the Blue Jacket Bright Futures program. The program provides sponsored FFA jackets to Minnesota youth who are starting their FFA career. This is the seventh year the Minnesota FFA Foundation has offered the program.   

Teens overwhelmed by media sources

Our view: Future voters need to learn to discern fact from fiction

People expect to start on the top rung

As I watch protesters shouting loudly into the TV cameras demanding a $15 an hour wage to flip burgers at McDonald’s, I scratch my head and wonder, “Who are these people?”
In the past, a job at any fast-food place was considered an entry-level position, a start to one’s working career. Since when has it become “a career?”
Isn’t the American way to start at the bottom and, as experience is gained, move up the ladder? Since when did anyone expect to start at the top rung?