April 27th, 2016

Stewart man injured in crash Saturday

Arlen Alvin Bielke, 69, of Stewart, was injured in a two-vehicle accident in the area of Yacht Avenue and 30th Street, south of Stewart, Saturday. The accident was reported at 6:06 p.m.
According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, the involved vehicles were a 1996 Chrysler Concorde driven by Bielke and a 2000 Dodge Ram, owned by Buffalo Lake Welding and driven by Clete William Fischer, 41, also of Stewart.
Bielke was taken by ambulance to the Glencoe hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Each vehicle had over $1,000 damage.

GSL counselor hospitalized

Glencoe-Silver Lake junior high and high school counselor Sue Magnuson was hospitalized after a fall Friday, according to a districtwide email sent to parents Monday.
Magnuson suffered a fractured skull and is hospitalized at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
She will not return to school the remainder of this year, according to the email.
A CaringBridge page has been set up for Magnuson, and can be accessed at

First Lutheran to conduct online child care survey

First Evangelical Lutheran Church has partnered with Perspectives Consulting Group, Inc., to conduct a child care feasibility study to determine the need for quality child care in the Glencoe area.
Because of changes in state laws regulating home day cares, First Evangelical Lutheran Church is concerned about the availability of quality child care in the Glencoe area. First Evangelical Lutheran Church currently has a successful preschool and kindergarten through eighth-grade school, and is exploring the possibility of opening a child development center.

County parks will open April 29

McLeod County parks will officially open Friday, April 29. Park hours are from 8 a.m. to one hour past sunset.
All six parks open at that time. They are: Buffalo Creek, Glencoe; Swan Lake, Silver Lake; William May Park, Winsted; Stahl’s Lake, Hutchinson; Lake Marion, Brownton; and Piepenburg, Hutchinson.
Camping is available at Lake Marion and Piepenburg. The Lake Marion caretaker’s number is 320-328-4479, and the Piepenburg caretaker’s number is 320-587-2082.

Intersection sign replacement project under way in county

The McLeod County intersection sign replacement project began Monday, April 18.
The project will not include any road closures, but stationary construction vehicles may be present along various state, county and township roads throughout the project. ID Sign Solutions of Glencoe was awarded the project.

Glencoe Lions host Music in the Park series

The Glencoe Lions have scheduled their 2016 Music in the Park series. There will be five Wednesday evening concerts, beginning Wednesday, June 29.
Five businesses have stepped forward to sponsor the entertainment, which will be held at Oak Leaf Park’s Shelter 2.
The schedule is:

GSL prom goers walk the red carpet

First Just Drive! 5K a great success

‘Rosie the Riveter’ takes to the stage starting Thursday

Historical society spotlights county fire departments