July 22nd, 2015

Clines welcome baby boy

Nicholas and Rachel Cline of Kenyon announce the birth of their son, Jaxson Graham Cline, born June 28, 2015 at the District 1 Hospital in Faribault. Jaxson weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long. Grandparents are Lawson and Mary Cline of Glencoe and Ronald and Rena Lehman of LeSueur. 

U of M dean’s list released

Miranda Berry of Brownton, Kaylee Kruschke and Taylor Mohr of Glencoe, Zachery Jones of Silver Lake and Cole Myers of Stewart were named to the 2015 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a GPA  of 3.66 or higher. 

Strasmann is lottery winner

Roy Strasmann of Lester Prairie won $15,000 playing the Lottery’s Cash Fireworks Scratch Game. Strasmann claimed the prize on July 9. The winning ticket was purchased at Casey’s General Store, 282 Babcock Ave. S. in Lester Prairie. 

Winsted resident wins big

Debra Thompson of Winsted won $100,000 from the Lottery’s All or Nothing game on June 28. Her ticket matched all 12 winning numbers from the drawing.  Players win top prize by either matching all winning numbers or none. Thompson purchased the wining ticket at the Holiday Stationstores, Inc., at 240 W. Highway 5 in Waconia. 

U of M Duluth graduates

Adam Broderius of Glencoe and Michael Hahn of Brownton graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth on May 16. Broderius earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and industrial engineering. Hahn earned a bachelor of accounting summa cum laude with departmental honors.

Baby boy born to Zajiceks

Brian and Tina Zajicek of Waconia announce the birth of their son, Owen Michael Zajicek, born June 24, 2015, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Owen weighed 8 pound, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Bernie and Joyce Zajicek of Silver Lake and Frank and Kathy Centa of Chisholm. 

Students on Bethel’s list

Victoria Burr, daughter of Bryan and Stacie Burr of Glencoe, and Payton Maiers, daughter of Mark and Cindy Maiers of Stewart, were named to Bethel University’s dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. To earn a spot students must have a GPA of 3.6 or higher. 

Bemidji State’s dean’s list

Lindsey Becker of Glencoe and Breanna Wagner of Stewart earned a place on the dean’s list at Bemidji State University for the spring 2015 semester. To qualify students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

Konen graduates at River Falls

Hayley Konen of Silver Lake received her degree during spring commencement ceremonies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Konen earned a bachelor of science in marketing communications. 

Nancy J. Ondracek, 80, of Hutchinson

Nancy Jane Ondracek, 80, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Country Manor Rehab Center in Sartell.
A gathering of family, friends and fellowship was held Sunday, July 19, at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.