October 22nd, 2014

Dennis R. Asplund, 71, Minnetonka

Dennis “Denny” Reginald Asplund, 71, of Minnetonka, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.
A celebration of life will be held Monday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m., at the Cliffs of Minnetonka - The Club Room (12300 Marion Lane).
Mr. Asplund was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Minneapolis, to Donald and Helen  (Theissen) Asplund.
Mr. Asplund was a kind and generous soul, with a great sense of humor and contagious laughter. He was the proud, second-generation owner of Asplund Coffee Company.

Girl born to Glencoe couple

Christopher Stone and Whitney Hanke of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Bria Grace Stone, on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Hutchinson Health. She weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 161⁄2 inches long. She is welcomed home by big sister Nora Aubrey Hanke. Grandparents are Kris and Wendy Sjogren of Glencoe and Mike Stone and Marleen Wyshock of Scranton, Pa.

Daughter for Nelson family

Megan and Erik Nelson of Brownton announce the birth of their daughter, Nora Marie, on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Nora weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long. She is welcomed home by siblings Charlie and Levi. Grandparents are Jim and Janet Kappers of Spring Valley and Duane and Mary Nelson of Winthrop. Great-grandparents are Irvin and Ester Evers of Wykoff and Vernon and Olive Hupf of Hampton.

Howk family welcomes son

Christina and Justin Howk of Arlington announce the birth of their son, Xavior Lynden, on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Xavior weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches in length. He is welcomed home by siblings Miguel Montes, Elonzo Montes and Gavin Howk. Grandparents are the late Robert and JoAnn Montes of Brownton, JoAnne Howk of New Ulm and Robin Howk of Pittsboro, N.C.

Rudy cast in UCM play

Sam Rudy, daughter of Mark and Deb Rudy of Glencoe, was a part of “The Wedding Singer” ensemble production at the University of Central Missouri (UCM). The UCM department of theatre presented the production on Oct. 8-12 in the Highlander Theatre. Rudy is a junior at UCM and a 2012 graduate of the Perpich Center for Arts Education.

Campaign tactics have been disappointing

What a disappointment the 2014 political campaign season has been. It seems we have reached a new low in our desire to assassinate the characters of our candidates.
Some television ads have become so vitrolic that stations are providing “truth tests” and “reality checks” so that voters can find out if the assertions put forth in these ads are truth or fiction, or can be found in some gray morass in between.

Sometimes you need to treat yourself

For the past couple of years or so, I’ve developed quite the Sunday evening ritual — I throw on my pink terry robe, pull my messy hair into a ponytail, scrub my face with soapy water and apply a green, avocado-oatmeal flavored clay mask before melting into my love seat with cold cucumber slices over my eyes and my feet submerged in a tub of hot water and epsom salt.

GSL making wonderful progress, improvements

To the Editor:
It’s hard to believe that we are already coming to the end of the fall season at GSL. The school year has certainly gone quickly as I am sure the rest of the school year will do as well. We are in the middle of this exciting time during our year with the many activities wrapping up seasons and participating in section and state competition. Once again, it has been another successful season at GSL. Best of luck to all our teams!

Disappointed in Adamietz’ letter

To the Editor:
I was disappointed in Lori’s (Adamietz) letter last week. She slung mud at me. I will not throw any back. She also raised several points which deserve to be discussed thoroughly, but at the present time I will only explain briefly.

Glencoe mayor refutes letter’s assertions

To the Editor:
I have been asked by the City Council to respond to Gary Ballard’s letter to the editor on Oct. 15.
Ballard had five points to which I will respond.
1. There is no tax information being withheld in regard to the Armstrong Avenue and Lincoln Park Project.
Debt service will come from five sources, property taxes, special assessments, water and sanitary sewer utility revenues, and municipal state aid.