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April 11th, 2018

April 18 open house planned for county’s proposed cement stabilization road projects

McLeod County is currently planning construction projects on County Road 54 (Tagus Avenue) from Sunset Circle to County Road 7 and County Road 62 (Nature Avenue and 125th Street).
The projects include blending cement powder and water with portions of the existing gravel surface and subgrade material to create a hardened base layer. Once the base is stabilized with cement, the road will then be covered with a chip seal similar to what is applied on paved asphalt roads. The purpose of the chip seal is to protect the stabilized base from weather and to act as a wear surface.

Stewart City Council pleased with bids for street, utility project

The Stewart City Council was pleased Monday night to learn that bids for the street and utility improvement project had come in much lower than anticipated.
Engineer Andy Kehren of Bolton & Menk said the city had received six bids, the lowest coming from LaTour Construction, Inc., of Maple Lake, in the amount of $2.72 million, which was 9 percent lower than the engineer’s estimate of $2.93 million.
The proposed project includes work on Powers, Croyden, Grove, Bowman, Mowbray, East, Herbert and South streets.

City of Brownton waiting on Rural Development approval of project bids

The Brownton City Council opened bids on the underground utilities and street surface portions of its comprehensive utility improvement project nearly a month ago, but may have to have a special meeting to actually award the bid.
John Rodeberg, engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), Inc., said at the City Council’s April 3 meeting that the bid still needs to be approved by Rural Development of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“It’s a great bid, but it hasn’t been approved yet by Rural Development,” said Rodeberg.

Silver Lake City Council approves housing study

The Silver Lake City Council approved a contract with Admark Resources of Sartell to conduct a housing study for a cost of $6,000 at its quarterly meeting April 2. The council had tabled the study last year to be able to budget for it in 2018.
The study will look at population and household data, employment data, single family home and rental housing market and current and future demand for housing. The study will look at the city and the surrounding areas.

Annual dairy banquet, coronation set April 14

The 65th annual McLeod County Dairy Association Spring Banquet and Dairy Princess Coronation is set for Saturday, April 14, at the Glencoe City Center.
Dairy princess candidates are Elizabeth Krienke, daughter of Kraig and Rachelle Krienke of Lester Prairie, and Breanna Wright, daughter of Paul and Heather Wright of Hutchinson. The association also will introduce the 2018-19 Dairy Ambassadors — Ella Filk, Jessica Headlee, Alexis Kubista, Kiley Lickfelt, McKenzie Swanson, Allison Wright and McKenna Wright.

Severe Weather Awareness Week April 9-13

Because severe weather can threaten the lives and property of Minnesotans at any time, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed April 9-13 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.
“It takes the whole community to prepare for, respond to and recover from tornadoes, straight-line winds, floods and heat waves,” said Kevin Mathews, director of McLeod County Emergency Management. “We hope all residents will take time during this week to re-assess their personal emergency plans and supplies.”

Online registrations open for Mileka’s Run

Registration is now open for the seventh annual Mileka’s run/walk, set for Sunday, May 13, in Silver Lake. There will be a 5K run/walk and a kids one-mile run. The registration cost includes a T-shirt and lunch.
Registrations are online only at www.milekasrun.com.
All proceeds go to scholarships at Dassel-Cokato and Glencoe-Silver Lake schools.

Mackenthuns announce birth

Anna and Timothy Mackenthun of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Pearl Mackenthun, who arrived April 4, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Olivia weighed 8 pounds and was 211⁄2 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Jerome and Sally Jasken and Bill and Karen Mackenthun, all of Glencoe.

Daughter born to Glencoe couple

Anali Mejia Ozuna and Angel Hernandez Hernandez of Glencoe announce the arrival of a daughter, Hanae Nichole Hernandez Mejia, who was born April 6, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Hanae weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. She joins siblings Alexander, Cristian, Issiah and Moises. Grandparents are Maria Isabel Hernandez of Glencoe, and Santiago Mejia and Selza Ozuna of Guerrero, Mexico.

Girl born to Stewart couple

Samantha Ingalls and Jesse Telthoester of Stewart announce the arrival of a daughter, Ella Hope Telthoester, who was born March 31, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Ella weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long at birth. Grand parents are Mandy Ingalls of Buffalo Lake, Corey Telthoester of Hutchinson, Janell Bryant of Bird Island and Joshua Flower of Shoreview.