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December 5th

MPCA plans to close Willmar office Dec. 8

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) plans to permanently close its office in Willmar effective Friday, Dec. 8. All staff will keep their jobs. Six staff members assigned to the office will be re-assigned to alternate work locations, or will work from the Marshall MPCA office.
One of seven MPCA regional offices outside the Twin Cities metro area, the Willmar office opened in 1999 at 201 28th Ave. SW. In 2006, it moved to 1601 E. Hwy. 12. With the fewest staff among regional offices, MPCA officials decided that closure would reduce costs with minimal effect on services.

One in win column for boys’ basketball

Girls’ cagers start season off with pair of home wins

New Christmas decor for Glencoe

Santa visits Brownton

Gale Jasper Roth, 87, of Glencoe

Gale Jasper Roth, 87, of Glencoe, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe.
Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m., at First Congregational Church of Christ in Glencoe with the Rev. Michael Fritz officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lon Roach will be the organist for the service. Congregational hymns will be “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace.”

Eleanor Ribar, 100, of Hutchinson

Eleanor Ribar, 100, of Hutchinson, formerly of Brownton, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Brenda Hornick and David Ribar performed “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “In the Garden,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Amazing Grace.” Gale Ribar gave the eulogy.

Loretta A. Windschitl, 89, of Pillager

Loretta A. Windschitl, 89, of Pillager, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Riverside Assisted Living.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley with the Rev. Joe Korf officiating. Family and friends are welcome to gather Sunday evening, from 5 p.m to 7 p.m., with parish prayers at 6 p.m., at Brenny Funeral Home in Staples, and one hour prior to the Mass on Monday at the church. Interment will be in the family plot at Motley Public Cemetery.

Susan Doreen Ling, 60, of Glencoe

Susan Doreen (Simonson) Ling, 60, of Glencoe, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Services Long Term Care.
Visitation was held Tuesday at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
Susan Doreen (Simonson) Ling was born July 15, 1957, to Irvin and Dorothy (Swensen) Simonson in Wells. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth. She graduated from Kiester High School. She attended Mankato State University and received a bachelor’s degree in hotel restaurant institutional management at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Girls' cagers start season with pair of home wins

It was a top notch start to the season for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team as the Panthers took down visiting St. Peter and Tri-City United last week to begin their 2017-18 campaign at 2-0.
“It was a very good start for us,” coach Jeff Monahan said. “You never know how it is going to go starting a season, but I think those scrimmages we had a couple weeks ago really helped us be ready.”