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July 23rd, 2014

'Al luck' strikes again

I just might be the luckiest person in the world.
Only hours after finishing last week’s column about the reliable ol’ Jeep, I headed out to the parking lot after the end of a long work day to find my Jeep didn’t start.
I tilted my head back in frustration and let out a big sigh before panic set in. I was supposed to meet my cousin Tina in Hanover for dinner at 6 p.m. and was already running late.

July 17th

Here's to the reliable ol' Jeep

As much as I write about the troubles of the Jeep, I don’t give it enough credit when it does get me to where I’m going. 

July 9th

Barking dog ordinance main topic of City Council meeting

In a short meeting last Tuesday evening, the Brownton City Council heard an update from Police Chief Ken Bauer about the city’s pet ordinance regarding barking dogs.
Bauer said he talked with the city attorney about the recurring nuisance of a barking dog and found that in Minnesota, “barking dog offenses” can be charged as misdemeanors and offenders can be fined up to $900, “which is something for a couple of our frequent flyers,” he told the City Council.

BMX State Qualifier set for July 27th

From fussy to food fanatic

It would be an understatement to say I ate well this 4th of July weekend. Most of you know I love food, and will find any way to talk about it, but I’ll admit, I didn’t always.
I was quite the fussy eater when I was younger. I despised onions, cauliflower, peppers, brussel sprouts, beets, cranberries, cabbage, celery, olives, liver, brats, and anything that typically made kids stick out their tongues and say, “Yuck.” 
But I was mostly known for my hatred of cheese.

Ronald V. Jungclaus, 62, of Glencoe

Funeral services for Ronald Vernon Jungclaus, 62, of Glencoe, were held Wednesday, July 9, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe. The Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. officiated.
Mr. Jungclaus died peacefully at home on July 5, 2014, with loved ones by his side following a two-year cancer illness.
The organist was Dave Johnson, and the congregational hymn was “Fairest Lord Jesus.” The Rev. Collins, soloist, sang “Goin’ Home,” “The Lord’s Prayer,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Jesus Loves Me.”

June 18th

New Auburn convenience store to re-open in very near future

Within the next two weeks, New Auburn will again have a full-service convenience store.
The Brownton Co-op Ag Center bought the C-store in March, and currently has the pumps open for pay-at-the-pump service.
Brownton Co-op Ag Center General Manager Bruce Loeschen said the cooperative’s board began talking about possibly buying the closed store in January, and completed the purchase in February.

Stewart City Council approves Girl Scout butterfly garden request

The Stewart City Council gave permission to the Stewart-Brownton Girl Scouts to start a butterfly garden on city-owned property at its June 9 meeting.
The garden will be located on Powers Street, just east of the former Red Owl grocery building.
The troop presented the City Council with a schematic drawing of its plans, and the Council voted unanimously to allow the project.
In other business, the City Council:
• Agreed to begin advertising for a 20-hour-per-week deputy city clerk.

June 12th

Stewart City Council moves forward with proposed street improvements

The Stewart City Council moved forward Monday night on three blocks worth of street work, and heard a request for more from a local business.
The City Council held an assessment hearing and awarded a bid for street reconstruction for two blocks of Martha Street and one block of East Street.
“This is mostly street surfacing work,” said Andy Kehren, an engineer with Bolton & Menk.

Brownton Council moves forward on priority list application process

The Brownton City Council continued its application process for priority listing for possible state and federal funding — either through grants or low-interest loans — to repair its sanitary sewer system.
The projected cost for the improvements is $2.34 million.
As part of the process, the City Council held a public hearing at its June 3 meeting. Although no one from the public attended, John Rodeberg of the engineering firm of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), Inc., outlined the need to repair or replace most of the city’s sanitary sewer mains.