August 24th, 2016

Lawrence Biermann, 88, of Norwood Young America

Lawrence Biermann, 88, of Norwood Young America, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at his home in The Harbor in Norwood Young America.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, with interment in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Helen Township, rural Glencoe.

Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 25, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, and will continue Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1-1/2 hours prior to the service at the church.

Herman E. Miller, 75, of Brownton

Herman Miller, 75, of Brownton, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at his home.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 19, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Vicki Herrmann was the organist. Soloist Darwin Frauendienst sang “Rock of Ages.” Congregational hymns were “In the Garden” and “On Eagle’s Wings.”

Alice M. Friauf, 79, of Glencoe

Alice M. Friauf, 78, of Glencoe, formerly of Hutchinson, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 19, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
Casket bearers were Dale Horton, Craig Thran, Jeff and Russ Duenow, and Justin and Jeremy VonBerge.
Interment was in the Bohemian National Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Alice Friauf was born July 7, 1938, in Hutchinson, the daughter of George and Agnes (Schroeder) Baseman.

Leona A. Nowak, 64, of Hutchinson

Leona A. Nowak, 64, of Hutchinson, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term and Hospice Care.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Aug. 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Revs. Tony Stubeda and Paul Schumacher as concelebrants. Alice Nowak was the organist and Shirley Nowak was the reader. Urn bearer was Leo J. Nowak. Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery.

Beverly Ann Schmidt, 81, of NYA

Beverly Ann (Johnson) Schmidt, 81, of Norwood Young America, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 20, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in rural Hamburg with the Rev. Daniel Schnabel officiating. Carol Lagergren was the organist. Alan and Orrin Herrmann sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “In the Garden” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Bruins win first state tourney game since 1967

 It was an historic evening – as well as a damp one – as Brownton defeated Jordan 3-1 on Saturday, Aug. 20. The victory was the Bruins’ first in state tournament play since finishing third in 1967 and it came as they played as the visiting team on their home field.

Blue Jays begin title defense by pummeling Springfield

Plato demonstrated it is every bit ready and willing to defending its Class C state championship as the Blue Jays decimated Springfield 11-1 in their state tournament opener on Sunday, Aug. 21, in Dassel.
The Tigers briefly held a 1-0 first inning lead following a leadoff double and a two-out bloop single off Plato starting pitcher Chris Odegaard. 
However, the blemish only appeared to anger the hurler and his teammates.

Netters inaugurate fall sports season

The fall sports season got off to its official competitive start on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ tennis team hosted United South Central, Blue Earth Area and Sibley East in an invitational tournament on the courts at GSL.
It wasn’t quite the start to the 2016 season that the Panthers hoped for, with the hosts dropping all three contests on the day. 

August 17th

Glencoe City Council considers next round of improvements

Justin Black of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH) presented the feasibility report for the proposed 2017 Baxter Avenue street reconstruction project to the Glencoe City Council Monday night.

Glencoe’s Fort Skedaddle display dedicated

It never provided refuge for anyone, it was never attacked, and there isn’t a lot of information about it.
But Glencoe was home to a fort during the Sioux Uprising of the early 1860s and, on Thursday, a display was dedicated at the original site of the fort, located near the water tower at the intersection of 15th Street and Baxter Avenue.
The display is a project of the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society, and includes a stone historical marker and a display with information about the fort.