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July 10th, 2019

It's your city council – Our view: If you want something, just ask

Glencoe residents have a good understanding of how to get their point of view out via social media. There is a percentage of the community that seems to make good use of Facebook to express views on city policies and opinions on projects the city council has discussed.

Plan ahead: Take the time to sit down and talk

To the editor,
Well, it’s time we have that talk.
It may feel uncomfortable. You might be embarrassed and there could be some giggling about it as well, but it’s imperative we have this talk. No, I am not talking about the birds and bees. I’m referring to talking with our loved ones, whether a spouse, parent, in-law, grandparent or a friend, about establishing a plan for them as they age.

Larry Kuehl, 67, of New Auburn

Larry “Slinger” Kuehl, 67, of New Auburn, passed away Sunday, June 30, at his home in New Auburn.
A funeral service was held Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m., at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn with interment in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn at a later date. Military honors were provided by VFW Post No. 7266 in New Auburn.
The Rev. Dawn Quame was the officiating clergy.
Brenda Danielson was the organist.
“Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “On Eagle’s Wings” were the congregational hymns.
The New Auburn Fire Department was the honorary casket-bearers.

Donald Lhotka, 82, of Lester Prairie

Donald A. Lhotka, 82, of Lester Prairie passed away Sunday, July 7, at Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake.
He was born in Silver Lake July 26, 1936, the son of George and Mary (Wosmek) Lhotka.
Mr. Lhotka owned and operated Lhotka Construction for many years. He built The Maresh Funeral Home, 40 homes, installed 90 barn cleaners and had many home additions.
He also farmed in Rich Valley Township, McLeod County and worked for Rich Valley Township.

July 9th

Grant Hatten, 62, of Stewart

Grant H. Hatten, 62, of Stewart, Minnesota, passed away Monday, July 8, at his home in rural Stewart.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m., at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson with interment in the Hector City Cemetery in Hector.
A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
The Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Its website is www.hantge.com where online obituaries and a guestbook are located.

July 5th

Louis Kohls, 76, of Glencoe

Louis Kohls, 76, of Glencoe, passed away Wednesday, July 3, at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 9, 11 a.m., at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe.
A gathering of friends and family will be held Tuesday, July 9, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 1½ hours proper to the service at the church.
The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe is handling the arrangements. Its website is www.mcbridechapel.com where online obituaries and a guestbook are available.

July 3rd

Area man facing soaring insulin prices

Like many others, Tim Becker of New Auburn struggles with the cost of insulin to treat his type 1 diabetes.

Storm damage

A severe thunderstorm with winds loosely estimated around 80 mph by the National Weather Service roared into Glencoe late Sunday evening from the west. Around 11:45 p.m., as they were retiring for the evening, Carrie and Scott Schrupp heard a crash on the roof of their house at the corner of West 16th Street and North Fir Avenue in northwest Glencoe. A portion of the silver maple broke off and fell on the roof. It caused some structural damage inside the house. Several property owners reported downed tree limbs. There were no injuries reported to Glencoe police.

Eiden hooks a big one on Lake of the Woods

Glencoe resident Jim Eiden reeled in a 30-inch walleye while fishing with friends from Arlington on Lake of the Woods Thursday, June 20. Eiden, who caught a 29 1/4-inch walleye on a previous year’s trip, released his aquatic trophy after posing for this photo.


Randy Meier from FOX 9 interviewed McLeod County Dairy princesses before the Glencoe Brewers played the Young America Cardinals. From left to right, Erynn Amundson, Elizabeth Krienke and Grace Jeurissen, who were crowned in April. FOX 9’s coverage was part of its Townball Tour series.