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March 18th, 2015

SL couple announces birth

Anna Hawk and Bryon Spring of Silver Lake announce the birth of Nash Donnavin Roach Spring, born Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Hutchinson Health. Nash’s siblings are Annamaria Falcon, Noah Falcon and Alycia Subak. Grandparents are Donna and Marvin Roach of Silver Lake, Andy Spring of Silver Lake and Kathie Strohl of Plymouth.

Daughter born to couple

Eric Godinez and Isabel Alvarado of Gaylord announce the birth of their daughter, Destiny Mae Godinez, born Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Destiny weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. Her siblings are Isabella, Anahii and Rubii. Grandparents are Gerardo and Amanda Godinez of Gaylord and Adalia Alvarado of Glencoe.

Son for Buffalo Lake couple

Andrew Arneson and Venessa Green of Buffalo Lake announce the birth of their son, Huntley Steven Arneson, born Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Huntley weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. His sibling is Brooklyn. Grandparents are Cindy and Tyr Gustafson of Cokato and Glencoe, Rob and Michelle Arneson of Howard Lake, and Sherri Arneson of Buffalo Lake.

Daughter for Mathews family

Shandon and Brittany Mathews of Lester Prairie announce the birth of a daughter, Lia Shandi Mathews, born Monday, March 2, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Lia weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. She joins brothers Broc, age 6, and Keaton, age 4. Grandparents are Virgil and Lynn Mathews of Glencoe and Steven Dunham and Rebecca Clarkin of New Ulm.

Son born to Glencoe family

Marc and Leah Cathey of Glencoe announce the arrival of a son, Jonah Leander Cathey, who was born Friday, March 6, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jonah weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches in length. He joins a brother, Gabriel, and sisters, Emma, Veronica and Iris. Grandparents are Gene and Barb Seipel of Glencoe and Angela Cathey of Washougal, Wash.

Girl for Silver Lake couple

Robert Cripps and Victoria Wendorff of Silver Lake announce the arrival of a daughter, Raelyn Jaymes Cripps, born Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Raelyn weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 181⁄2 inches in length at birth. Her sibling is Aaliyah Hofmeister. Grandparents are Jay Wendorff of Brownton, Cheryl Artmann of Glencoe and Scott and Joyce Cripps of Hutchinson.

Frustrations mount with apartment building

Mountains of garbage and life safety concerns at a local apartment complex were the hot topic at the Silver Lake City Council meeting Monday, March 16.
City officials have been receiving complaints about the mounting garbage at The Villager Apartments on Grove Avenue.
This is not the first time garbage has been an issue at the Villager. The last reported garbage and blight issue was Aug. 29, 2014, according to a report from Police Chief Forrest Henriksen.

Brownton facing up to $12.5 million in improvements over next 25 years

Addressing Brownton’s most critical infrastructure needs could take several years and cost up to $12.5 million, the Brownton City Council heard at a special meeting Tuesday, March 10.
John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s engineering firm, presented the City Council with a preliminary engineering report. SEH is preparing the report so the city can qualify for funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program.

‘Right to Try’ proposal draws support, criticism

We have all become familiar with “right to die” legislative efforts, in which the dying are allowed to authorize the cessastion of resuscitative efforts as their lives come to a close.
Now, according to the Star Tribune, there is a legislative effort for a “right to try.” Right to try legislation allows those diagnosed with terminal illness a chance to try unapproved, experimental drugs and devices as a last-chance effort to save their lives.

Brilliance? Or just odd social behavior?

I tried a scientific experiment recently. I head-butted an engine block to test out the hardness of my head. I now have a scrape on my forehead, but the headache has subsided.