April 8th, 2015

Daughter for Kuttner family

Greg and Lori Kuttner of Glencoe announce the birth of a daughter, Leah Marie, born Friday, March 20, 2015, at Hutchinson Health. Leah weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches in length at birth. She joins a brother, Lukas. Grandparents are Darwin and Mavis Wagner of Brownton and Ken and Eileen Kuttner of Stewart. Great-grandmother is Therese Kuttner of Stewart.

Wawrzyniaks have new son

Justin and Brittney Wawrzyniak of Glencoe announce the arrival of a son, Dane Kyle, who was born Friday, March 27, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Dane weighed 8 pounds at birth. He joins siblings Jeremiah and Macie.

More money for roads and bridges

Both of Minnesota’s parties have rolled out substantial proposals for improving transportation in Minnesota. The DFL is looking at dedicating $10 billion for transportation, the GOP has launched a $7 billion proposal.
So, for once, the parties seem to agree on something: in particular, that Minnesota’s transportation system is in dire need of attention.

How should we value our institutions of education?

To the Editor:
A few weeks ago, I posted a photo on Facebook of a banner that hangs in Glencoe-Silver Lake High School’s cafeteria. The banner hails “Why Do You Go to GSL??? To Learn the Standards!!!”

GOP’s plan prioritizes roads, bridges

Recently, Republicans released the Road and Bridge Act of 2015, a transportation plan that will invest in our roads and bridges and make sure we’re maintaining and improving the quality of our transportation infrastructure for the next 10 years.
Our plan stands in stark contrast to the plan put forward by Gov. Dayton and the Senate DFL, which proposes a minimum 16-cents per gallon gas tax increase that will grow even larger if gas once again goes above $2.50 per gallon.

Moving the Habitat house clarified

To the Editor:
I write on the behalf of Crow River Habitat for Humanity. My hope is that this letter helps clarify specific details surrounding moving our house into Hutchinson, to our lot at the northeast end of Morningside Drive NE.
We anticipate the move to occur on May 14 during daylight hours. The house is to move down Morningside Drive NE and will require that a stop sign, street sign and two street lights be laid down and set back up. This will be completed by the city of Hutchinson.

First blood drive of 2015 set for April 29

To the Editor:
It’s that time of year:  Spring is springing; grass is greening; birds are nesting;  trees are budding; flowers are poking out of the earth; and the first Glencoe Community Blood Drive of 2015 is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, at the Glencoe City Center Ballroom from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The American Red Cross has set our goal at 122 units for this blood drive.

Foreclosure - Walz

Date: April 2, 2015

Jail project heads back to architect’s drawing board

After construction bids for the McLeod County Jail expansion project were opened last week, it was learned they were more than $2 million over estimates.
A workshop was conducted after the board of commissioners’s meeting Tuesday, April 7, that included the commissioners, attorney and officials from the law enforcement community.

Mother-daughter reunion

“I don’t think in all my life I’ve cried as many tears as I did yesterday,” Mabel Ehrenberg said Monday morning.
That’s saying something, because all of Mabel’s life encompasses 103 years.
And, fortunately, Mabel’s tears weren’t of sadness, but of joy: on Easter Sunday, Mabel — a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care — was reunited with her daughter, Diane Sellnow, whom she has not seen for five years.