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January 4th, 2017

Dennis Carl Wandrei, 76, of Glencoe

Dennis Carl Wandrei, 76, of Glencoe, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Jan. 3, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Onward, Christian Soldiers.”

Rhonda Jane Zajicek, 53, of Glencoe

Rhonda Jane (Tonn) Zajicek, 53, of Glencoe, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 31, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Amazing Grace” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Urn bearers were Stephanie Zajicek and Abbie Zajicek.

Iona Gladys Scharpe, 89, Arlington

Iona Scharpe, 89, of Arlington, entered eternal rest Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at the Arlington Good Samaritan Society.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington with the Rev. Deborah Dawson officiating. Interment was in the Glencoe City Center.

Harold Joseph Nowak, 82, Silver Lake

Harold Joseph Nowak, 82, of Silver Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Revs. Tony Stubeda and Paul Schumacher officiating.
Casket bearers were Dave Nowak, Bob Nowak, Randy Wawrzyniak, Rick Wawrzyniak, Peter Swartzer and Doug Jurek.
Interment with military rites was in the St. Adalbert Cemetery, Silver Lake.

Rodney Swenson, 66, of Silver Lake

Rodney Cameron Swenson, 66, of Silver Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m., at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.
Rodney Swenson was born Dec. 23, 1950, the son of Richard and Olive (Hanson) Swenson.

Orlin Charles Meyer, 79, of Green Isle

Orlin Meyer, 79, of Green Isle, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at the Arlington Good Samaritan Society.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 30, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle, with interment in the church cemetery.

Kenneth G. Bauer, 81, of Glencoe

Kenneth George Bauer, 81, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 30, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Away in a Manger,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace” and “Silent Night.”

Readers contributed to opinion exchange

Opinion pages in every newspaper should be a place that community members can voice their cares, concerns, criticisms and laurels, provided, of course, that those opinions are not libelous.
The Chronicle has been fortunate to have readers who are willing to step forward and express their opinions for public debate and the exchange of ideas.
Here are those who contributed their opinions through letters to the editor in 2016:

2016: a year of construction, rain Our view: School, jail, GRHS, street and utility projects show economic rebound

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GRHS announces nursing home project

Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) announced this week that it will substantially remodel and expand GRHS Long Term Care, the nursing home on its Glencoe campus. Construction is set to begin in spring 2017, subject to a successful construction bidding process.