October 22nd, 2014

Glencoe to conduct tree inventory

An inventory of trees in city boulevards, parks and cemeteries was approved by the Glencoe City Council on Monday night. The survey will be done by Minnesota GreenCorps. Shelby Gamache, a spokesperson for the group, made a presentation to the City Council.
Gamache said she will serve in McLeod County for the next year as the area prepares for the arrival of emerald ash borer. A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, Gamache said the ash disease is expected to have a huge impact in Minnesota, a state with the highest percentage of ash trees in the country.

Infrastructure, priorities dominate forum

Glencoe City Council candidates were asked about their priorities, health insurance,  infrastructure and blight at the Oct. 14 forum sponsored by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce.
At the heart of the discussion was the city of Glencoe’s proposed $11 million projects to address infrastructure, street surface and water issues.
All of the candidates agreed that aging infrastructure needs to be addressed, but there were differences in opinion on how to pay for those improvements.

October 21st

What the WCC is all about

In a previous column, I compared the 2004 Panther football team I played on to this year’s team.
I mentioned how our offense had trouble keeping the ball off the ground running Scott Tschimperle’s option game plan. But once the offense got its bearings, it was clear we were a force to be reckoned with.
While most people would agree our section opponents were tougher than the current residents of Section 2, there remains a similarity: teams in our section have historically had near unblemished records going into the post season, primarily because of playing in weaker conferences.

October 16th

Ernst Dreier, 89, Norwood Young America

Ernst Dreier, 89, of Norwood Young America, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Auburn Home in Waconia.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oxct. 24, at 2:30 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, with interment following at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Norwood Young America.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America. A public prayer service will be at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.

Beulah Buhman, 88, Glencoe

Beulah Buhman, 88, of Glencoe, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral services will beh eld Monday, Oct. 20, at 10: a.m. at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, withinterment following at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
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October 15th

Fred E. Graupmann, 75, of Watertown

Fred E. Graupmann, 75, of Watertown, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at his residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m., at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius with the Rev. Joseph-Quoc T. Vuong as celebrant.
Visitation is today (Wednesday) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a sharing of memories at 7 p.m.; and will continue Thursday for one hour prior to the Mass, all at the church.

Josephine Chalupsky, 86, Silver Lake

Josephine “Dodie” C. Chalupsky, 86, of Silver Lake, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at the Hutchinson Health Hospital.

Wilma Rose West, 91, of Brownton

Wilma Rose West, 91, of Brownton, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Benedictine Living Community of St. Peter in St. Peter.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 a.m., at the Congregational Church in Brownton.
Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, one hour prior to the service, all at the church.

Allen Edward Heil, 81, of Glencoe

Allen Edward Heil, 81, of Glencoe, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 10, at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathinson officiating.
Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “How Great Thou Art” and “O God, Our Help in Ages Past.”
Military honors were by Glencoe VFW Post 5102.

Daughter born to Moses family

Patrick and Melissa Moses of Gaylord announce the birth of their daughter, Zoey Nichole, on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Zoey weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches in length. She is welcomed home by big brother Isiah. Grandparents are Pat and Robyn Moses of New Auburn and Juanita Ramos of Gaylord.