September 14th, 2016

Fitzgerald announces write-in candidacy

Local family farmer, licensed marriage and family therapist, and Presbyterian minister Ane Fitzgerald has announced her write-in candidacy for the McLeod County Commissioner seat in District 4.
Fitzgerald works for Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson as a Presbyterian chaplain and is a workplace advocate for 3M Hutchinson employees. She and her husband Joe also raise organic corn and soybeans on their family farm in Sumter Township.

Grace Bible Church to celebrate 125th

On Sunday, Sept. 18, the Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will have its 125th anniversary celebration.
The special day will include a 9:30 a.m. worship service, a catered meal beginning at 11:30 a.m., and a one-hour special celebration program beginning at 1:30 p.m., which will conclude with a dove release, followed by coffee and cake. The public is invited to attend. Those interested in making reservations for the meal can do so through the church website:

GRHS presents plans for long-term care

Sheriff's posse celebrates 40 years

Grace Bible Church to celebrate anniversary

Blue Mass celebrated at Holy Family

Tigers win over Panthers

Back on the court

Stewart City Council reviews bids for new north access road

The Stewart City Council received six bids for its proposed north access connector road been County Road 7 and Form-A-Feed.
Andy Kehren, engineer with Bolton & Menk, presented the bid information to the council Monday night.
Kehren said the new road was bid as both a base bid for just the road, and with an alternate to provide a passing lane and turn lane as requested by McLeod County.
The total bids, with both the base and the alternate, ranged from $793,077 to over $1 million said Kehren.

Brownton City Council signs contract for project funding

The Brownton City Council finally signed its contract with Rural Development of the United States Department of Agriculture for funding for its proposed $8.4 million street, utility and facility improvement project.
John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s consulting engineering firm, told the City Council Sept. 6 that Rural Development and SEH had come to a compromise on the expected engineering fees for the project.