August 24th, 2016

County looks at renovating Piepenburg restrooms

McLeod County is planning improvements to the bathroom facility at Piepenburg Park, north of Hutchinson.
Parks Director Al Koglin told the County Board at its Aug. 16 meeting that the current bathroom is 34 years old, and needs some upgrading.
Koglin would like to totally remodel the interior, and divide it up into four family-style bathrooms, rather than having a men’s room and a women’s room.
The family-style bathrooms would allow more privacy, Koglin said.

Storm downs trees, power lines

New staff welcomed at GSL

County experiments with new road technology

Rain drives sPARKit activities indoors

Bruins win first bout in state tourney

Blue Jays pummel Springfield

Girl born to Glencoe couple

Jennie Nemec and Ryan Bleichner of Glencoe announce the arrival of a daughter, Mya Marie Bleichner, born Aug. 1, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Mya weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long at birth. She joins a brother, Eathan-Ryan Michael Simrell. Grandparents are Mike and Brenda Nemec of Dassel, Janice and Doug Roush of Winsted and David and Deb Bleichner of Norwood Young America.

Twins born to Turner family

Rebecca and Christopher Turner of Lester Prairie announce the birth of twins, Ethan James and Ellen Margaret, born Aug. 12, 2016, at home. Ethan weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 inches in length, and Ellen weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long. They join a sister, Lexi, 4; and a brother, Michael, 21⁄2. Grandparents are Mike and LuAnn Kalbfell, Shirley Johnson and James Turner. Great-grandparents are Leonard and Alice Otto.

Graduate from Bemidji State

Jeana Van Dyne, Glencoe, received a Bachelor of Science in elementary teacher education, and Breanna Wagner, Stewart, received a Bachelor of Science in wildlife biology from Bemidji State University at the conclusion of the spring 2016 semester.