August 10th, 2016

GSL Board hears report on MCA results

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board received a preliminary report on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) test scores at its Monday meeting.
High School Principal Paul Sparby and Elementary Principal Bill Butler talked about the results in their reports to the Board.
At the elementary level, Students in third through sixth grade are tested in math and reading. Students in fifth grade are also tested in science.

First Congregational youth learn life lessons on mission trip

What people do, and what they experience, can be two vastly different things, as a group of youth found out on a mission trip to Sisseton, South Dakota.
Six youths from the First Congregational Church in Glencoe joined the Rev. Michael Fritz, the church’s interim pastor, and chaperone Pam Gould on a mission trip from July 10 to July 15. The youths included Andrew Jungclaus, Bryanna Paul, Desiree Richardson, Kayla Salmela, Dylan Dahlke and Maren Warner.

Winsted man faces charges in Saturday vehicle accident

A Winsted man is facing charges of criminal vehicular operation and driving while intoxicated after a two-vehicle accident near Winsted late Saturday afternoon.
The accident was reported at 4:24 p.m., and occurred in the area of 230th Street and Cable Avenue, southwest of Winsted.
Arrested was Jacob Krueger, 30, of Winsted.

CenterPoint awards grant to city of Glencoe for signs

CenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant Program awards grants to local communities to fund safety-related equipment and projects. The company recently awarded the city of Glencoe a $2,500 grant for solar-powered rapid flashing beacons for pedestrian signs that will be used to serve the community.

Glencoe to be featured at county fair

The 144th annual McLeod County Fair will open Wednesday, Aug. 17, and run through Sunday, Aug. 21.
Each day has a theme, and the Friday, Aug. 19, theme is “Celebrating Community,” with Glencoe as the featured community this year.

City of Brownton still trying to nail down funding for project

Two years after initiating a comprehensive street and utility project, the city of Brownton is still struggling to nail down the financing.
John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s engineering consultant, told the City Council Aug. 2 that Rural Development has yet to approve the city’s application for funding.
“We were thinking we’d be doing it (construction) a year ago,” said Rodeberg. “And here we sit, and we still don’t have an agreement with Rural Development.”

Officers seek driver who fled after vehicle pursuit

The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman who fled on foot after a vehicle pursuit that started shortly after midnight on Sunday, Aug. 7.
The sheriff’s office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the alleged driver, Jacqueline Rodriguez, 22, of Gaylord.

Sophia Dwyer, 91, formerly of Stewart

Sophia Dwyer, 91, of Glencoe, formerly of Stewart, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart. The Rev. Mahlon Bekedam will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Alice Grunewaldt, 104, of Winthrop

Alice Grunewaldt, 104, of Winthrop, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
The funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton, with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Vicki Herrmann will be the organist. Soloist Darwin Frauendienst will sing “Asleep in Jesus” and “Children of the Heavenly Father.” Congregational hymns are “Just As I Am” and “Nearer, My God, to Thee.”

Elmer A. Schmidt, 80, of Watertown

Elmer Arthur Schmidt, 80, of Watertown, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
A memorial service is set for Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m., at Watertown Evangelical Free Church. A gathering of family and friends is set for Thursday, Aug. 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., prior to the service at the church. A private inurnment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.