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August 19th, 2015

Hutchinson Health adds new MRI unit

Hutchinson Health’s radiology department recently began using a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine that offers several advantages for patients. 
 
The Siemens MAGNETOM Aera 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner has a larger, more powerful magnet, and produces higher quality, higher resolution images. This technology gives Hutchinson Health’s doctors superior diagnostic confidence. 
 

Brownton graduate named college chair

The College of Health Sciences of Rush University, Chicago, has named Kathryn S. Keim, PhD, RD, LDN, chair of the Department of Clinical Nutrition. 
 
Keim has been with Rush since 2005, serving as a professor and coordinator for the department’s master’s degree program.
 

Baby boy to Rodriguez, Rouser

Ayerim Rodriguez and Earl Rouser of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Avery Jermih Rouser, born Aug. 12, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Avery weighed 7 pounds, 1.6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He joins sibling Kaiden Nash Arnsdorf. Grandparents are Arnoldo and Rosa Rodriguez of Glencoe. 

Daughter for Madden family

Andrew and Trista Madden of Brownton announce the birth of their daughter, Lucille Audrey Madden, born July 23, 2015, at Hutchinson Health. Lucille weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 18 inches long. She is welcomed home by brother William. Grandparents are Jeff and Paula Schons of Brownton, Robin Biggs of Evansville, Indiana, and Daniel Madden of Lewiston, Idaho. 

SL City Council approves rental property ordinance

After months of discussion, the Silver Lake City Council on Monday night approved a rental ordinance for multi-unit housing complexes.
 
The new ordinance will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Owners of any property that has two or more dwelling units is now required to apply and obtain a certificate of occupancy from the city of Silver Lake.
 

SL City Council offers police chief job to Rochester man

The Silver Lake City Council met with a lone finalist for the open chief of police position at its meeting Monday night.
 
Kenneth Bradford of Rochester met with the Council for a final interview on Monday.
 
Bradford, currently an officer for the city of Chatfield, has more than 11 years of experience as a police chief. He served as chief in the city of Lewiston from 2000 to 2004 and later in the city of Mountain Lake from 2004 to 2011.

SL Council sets preliminary budget, tax levy at $484,073

When the city adminstration and department heads presented the preliminary 2016 budget to the Silver Lake City Council in July, they were asked to scale back and try to keep the tax levy amount the same as 2015.
 
On Monday, Aug. 17, a pared down budget and tax levy of $474,073 was presented to the Council, a .45 percent increase from the 2015 tax levy of $471,970. The original property tax levy presented in July was $507,538.
 

19 Brownton seniors met on Monday

Nineteen Brownton senior citizens met Monday, Aug. 17, at the Brownton Community Center.
 
Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners — 500, Gladys Rickert, first, and Alice Olson, second; pinochle, Bernetta Alsleben, first, and Ruby Streich, second; and sheephead, Lil Lindeman, first, and Elmer Maass, second.
 
Lowell Brelje won the door prize. Phyllis Mahnke served refreshments.
 

Morgan man arrested in Renville County death

Dwayne A. Case, 29, of Morgan, has been arrested in connection with a death that occurred near Franklin in Renville County on June 12.
 
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that occurred in a tent in a makeshift campsite near Franklin on June 12.
 
A male, later identified as Case, was treated at the scene for a gunshot wound and airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Jimmie Allen Salmela, 71, of Oregon

Jimmie Allen Salmela, 71, died at Avamere Nursing Home in Lebanon, Oregon, on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.
 
A private service and inurnment will take place at a later date at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.