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November 5th, 2014

Mildred J. Buske, 96, of Hutchinson

Mildred Josephine Buske, 96, of Hutchinson, formerly of Silver Lake, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Senior Care Center in Windcrest, Texas.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 29, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hutchinson. The Rev. Cindy Mueller officiated.
Sharon Barton was the organist. Soloist Brian Brosz sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “A Closer Walk With Thee” and “Shall We Gather at the River.”

Marcile Violet Arlt, 88, of Glencoe

Marcile Violet (Schmidt) Arlt, 88, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
The Rev. James Gomez officiated at the service. Hymns were “Old Rugged Cross” and “In the Garden.”
Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.

Aaron Bruce Goette, 43, of Green Isle

Aaron Bruce Goette, 43, of Green Isle, died unexpectedly  Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at his home.
Memorial services were held Thursday, Oct. 30, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, rural Glencoe.
The Rev. Dennis Reichow officiated at the service. Christy Ittel was the organist. Congregational hymns were “See This Wonder in the Making,” “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

Vera Edna Picha, 79, of Glencoe

Vera Edna (Knick) Picha, 79, of Glencoe, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care.
Memorial Services were held Thursday, Oct. 30, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
The Rev. Ronald Mathison officiated at the service. Dawn Wolter was the organist, and congregational hymns were “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” “Jesus Loves Me” and I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Interment was in the First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.

Wayne Bulau, 85, of Gibbon

Wayne Bulau, 85, of Gibbon, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at the Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
The funeral service will be Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon with the Rev. Michael Killinger officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Gibbon, and will continue for one hour prior to the time of the service at the church on Thursday.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Ahlers is house representative

Breanna Ahlers, a sophomore biology and chemistry major from Brownton, is the house representative for Sweetland Hall Third Floor South of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2014-15 academic year. She is the daughter of Glenn and Nancy Ahlers of Brownton. RHA is the governing body of all students living in residence halls. It provides a means for its members to voice their needs and concerns regarding issues affecting the quality of life for on-campus students.

Son born to Glencoe couple

Samantha and Alexander Jung of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Liam George, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Liam weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches in length. Grandparents are Fred and Jody Vollbrecht of Glencoe and Michael and Joan Jung of Brooklyn Park.

Gonzalez family welcomes girl

Stephanie and Gerardo Gonzalez of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Inez, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Piper weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches in length. She is welcomed home by siblings Cynthia, J.J., Jeremiah and Jayden. Grandparents are Lillian Hardy of Fruitland, Idaho, and Maria and Jose Gonzalez of Glencoe.

Redskins nickname: tradition or racial slur?

For several weeks before Sunday’s Vikings-Redskins’ game, The Chronicle received e-mails from organizations touting their plans to rally in the Twin Cities to protest the use of “Redskins” as a team name.
Our gut reaction was that this was another attempt at making society overly “politically correct,” or “PC” as the abbreviation goes, to cater to the hypersensitivity of special interest groups.

An American icon beheaded — by me

Whatever I may accomplish in my career with McLeod Publishing, I suspect my co-workers will always remember me as the person who beheaded an American icon.
We have two candy machines on our front counter. The candy is supposed to be for any child who comes in while mom or dad is renewing their subscription or placing an ad, but the reality is that the employees are constantly hovering around them.
One machine is a giant bubble with a motion-activated sensor. Wave your hand under the spout and candy will plop into it.