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Year in review: weather dominated

People across the globe — even those in our own country — tend to think of Minnesota as being tucked just beneath the polar ice cap, with year-round snow, freezing temps, stalled cars and bundled-up residents.
Those of us who actually live in the state know, however, that Minnesota is subject to weather extremes, from frigid winters to sultry summers and floods, tornados and droughts.
As we paged through the 2014 issues of The Chronicle for our end-of-year round-up, it was obvious that, once again, the weather dominated the news.

Absolutely supports school building referendum

To the Editor:
I believe we absolutely need to pass a referendum school bill.
Any delay will absolutely cost more money. We may need a new building or we may need additional rooms.
Last time, Glencoe did pass the bill, but some of our neighbors did not support the project. I don’t know why they wouldn’t support a school system for their children and grandchildren.

County Board amends tobacco ordinance, again

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners once again tweaked its tobacco ordinance Tuesday, this time addressing an omission regarding “loosies” from its last tweak in November.
According to McLeod County Public Health Coordinator Kathy Nowak and educator Jean Johnson, the ordinance should have included a minimum cost for “loosies” — cigars that are removed from cartons and sold individually.

A look back at 2014: flooding again dominated the news

January
Jan. 1 — Missionaries Efi and Mindy (Lamberty) Tembon made plans to return to mission work in Cameroon after a lengthy stay in Minnesota. Mindy Tembon is a native of Glencoe.
Winners of the Glencoe Area Holly Days Lighting Contest were Tony Barth, 603 Fir Circle, first place; Leroy Lewin, 1527 Knight Ave., second place; and Dave Grimm, 210 Interwood Ave., third place. The contest was sponsored by the Glencoe Light & Power Commission.

Vehicle slides off road, hits sign in Sibley County

On Sunday, Dec. 28, at 1:13 p.m., the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle, property damage crash on Sibley County Road 9, about one mile south of State Highway 19.
The driver, Joseph Sinniger of North Mankato, lost control of his 2010 Ford Fusion while entering into an “S” curve. The vehicle slid off the roadway and hit a sign. Slush on the roadway was a contributing factor, according to the sheriff’s office.
Sinniger was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. There was moderate damage to the vehicle.

December 30th

Silver Lake schedules Christmas tree pick up

The city of Silver Lake's annual Christmas tree pick up will take place this Saturday, January 3rd from 8 a.m. to noon.  Residents are asked to place their trees by the curb and they will be picked up by mayor Bruce Bebo for disposal.

December 24th

Foreclosure - Hennessey

Foreclosure
14-0987401
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE 
FORECLOSURE SALE
THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:

Gregory Stimpert, 74, of Hutchinson

Gregory Stimpert, 74, of Hutchinson, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Hutchinson Health.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist. The song leader was Lucy Newcomb. Congregational hymns were “St. Francis Prayer,” “Here I Am, Lord,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Little Brown Church.”

Evan Denney, 82, of Glencoe

Evan Denney, 82, of Glencoe, formerly of Missoula, Mont., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at the Birchwood House in Hutchinson.
A memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, at 10:30 a.m., at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
Evan Denney was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Tacoma, Wash., to Evangelos Pangis and Margaret Still O’Connor. He attended elementary schools in Sumner, Wash., and Seward Grade School in Seattle, Wash., and Lincoln High School in Seattle.

Roger ‘Fuzz’ Luehrs, Harlingen, Texas

Roger “Fuzz” Luehrs was born on April Fool’s Day, 1940, and kept the world laughing for 74 years. All who met and knew him loved him.
He left us on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in hospice care at Retama Manor Nursing Home in Harlingen, Texas. He joins his son Jay, sister Betty, his parents, in-laws, family and many friends who were waiting for him.