April 19th, 2017

Easter egg hunt in Brownton

MCPA hosts annual meeting

The members of McLeod Cooperative Power Association gathered for the 82nd annual meeting of the cooperative on Tuesday, April 11, at the Hutchinson Event Center. About 390 members and guests attended the meeting and were served a roast beef dinner.
Three directors were elected for a three-year term each: Oria Brinkmeier of Lester Prairie, Joe Griebie of Brownton, and David Resch of Glencoe were elected to serve Districts 1, 2 and 3, respectively.  

Law enforcement campaign to focus on distracted driving

Reaching down for an item that fell on the floor, turning around to settle the kids down, and picking up the cell phone for an incoming call. They all seem harmless until a driver with their eyes off the road leads to a crash.
Too many people are dying on Minnesota roads because drivers are not 100 percent committed to keeping their eyes on the road. In 2015, distracted driving contributed to 7,666 injuries and 74 deaths in the state.

County’s human resources director resigns

McLeod County Human Resources Director Mary Jo Wieseler has resigned her position.
At Tuesday’s County Board meeting, during the administrative report, County Administrator Pat Melvin reported that his department had been exceptionally busy since Wieseler’s resignation.
It was not disclosed when she resigned, nor the reason behind the resignation.
The County Board planned to discuss the vacancy at a workshop session later Tuesday afternoon.

UWMC lists partner agencies, programs

United Way of McLeod County (UWMC) Board President Ron Johnson announced last week that the regional nonprofit will collaborate with 32 agencies and programs in 2017. The organization recently completed its community investment review for the 2017 funding cycle.
2017 United Way of McLeod County partner agencies and programs include:
Civil Air Patrol – Cadet Program.
• Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools — Early Childhood Family Education.
• Hutchinson Schools — Early Childhood Family Education.

35 attend local workshop on soil, bee colony issues

On April 1, a beautiful sunny Saturday, 35 people chose to stay indoors at the Glencoe City Center to participate in a four-hour workshop on Soil Regeneration and Restoring Health to Animals, Bee Colonies and the Human Gut.
The workshop presenter, Dr. Wil Spencer, raised on a Brainard farm, spoke eloquently about the need for a broad spectrum of minerals and beneficial microbes in soil, animals, bee hives and human nutrition.

GRHS offering more for patients with blood disorders, cancer

Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) has strengthened its services for patients with blood disorders and cancer by adding hematology and oncology physicians to its medical staff and opening new facilities where patients can receive chemotherapy and other infusion services.

Conrad M. Helgemo, 68, of Brownton

Conrad Marvin Helgemo, 68, of Brownton, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at his home.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., with Chaplain Joel Sund officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Urn bearers will be Dale Schneider and Gary Degn.

Vanna Gene Wolff, 74, of Glencoe

Vanna Gene (Klitzke) Wolff, 74, of Glencoe, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at her home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Paul Otte was the organist. Soloist Dennis Wolter sang “Borning Cry.” Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings” and “I Am But a Stranger Here.”

Mildred D. Henke, 89, of Arlington

Mildred D. Henke, 89, of Arlington, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington with the Rev. Kurt Lehmkuhl officiating. Interment was in the Arlington Public Cemetery.