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Archive

June 6th, 2018

City, diocese trying to work out easement agreement

By Rich Glennie
Correspondent
Despite ongoing reconstruction of portions of Knight Avenue and 10th Street and the excavation through the Church of St. Pius X’s two parking lots, the city of Glencoe and the New Ulm Diocese still have not come to an agreement on an easement through the church property.

Wind pushes semi into ditch during storm

A semi driver suffered minor injuries when a gust of wind during a thunderstorm blew his truck off the road on Highway 15 south of Hutchinson Tuesday, May 29, at about 3:12 p.m. The strong winds also knocked down several power poles in the area.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Jeffry Lee Gieseke, 62, of Mankato, was southbound on Highway 15 near 150 Street in a 2012 Freightliner when the wind blew his lightly loaded truck off the road and into the west ditch, where it tipped onto its side.

Kevin Scott Erickson, 62, of Darwin

Kevin Erickson, 62, of Darwin, husband of Terrie, died Saturday, May 19, 2018, as the result of an automobile accident.
Memorial services were held Thursday, May 31, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagle’s Wings.”
Urn bearers were Lexis Markgraf and Payton Norsworthy.

Rev. Donald E. Urbach, 86, of Glencoe

The Rev. Donald E. Urbach, PhD, 86, of Glencoe, died Sunday, May 27, 2018, at his home.
The funeral service was held Friday, June 1, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township, New Germany, with the Rev. Dean Mahlum officiating.
Casket bearers were Duane Haag, Orville Brinkman, Marlow Hecksel, Rollin Stoeckman, Ben Urbach, Josh Urbach, Corinn Kitchen and Jason Alsin. Interment was in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery.

Harold E. Streseman, 83, of Brownton

Harold E. Streseman, 83, of Brownton, died Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 29, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “He’s Risen, He’s Risen,” “Today in Triumph Christ Arose” and “Jesus Christ is Risen Today.”
Jessica Fegley was the urn bearer. Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brownton.

Daughter born to Johnsons

Heather Louise and Joshua Michael Johnson of Silver Lake announce the arrival of a daughter, Elizabella Grace Johnson, who was born May 30, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Elizabella weighed 6.3 pounds and was 193⁄4 inches long at birth. She joins siblings Maxwell, Penelope, Phoenyx and Korbin. Grandparents are Carol and Mike Johnson of Cologne and Kim Baier of Surprise, Arizona.

Swift named to honor roll

Robin Swift, Glencoe, was named to the spring semester dean’s honor roll at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. To be named to the list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

UMD announces dean’s list

Several area students are among those who were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). Named to the list from Glencoe are senior Adam Eberhard, sophomore Alexander Romano, senior Chandler Swift, sophomore Jordan Briedenbach, senior Mark Broderius and junior Ryley Oliver; and, from Silver Lake, senior Jacob Wawrzyniak.

Top 10% honored at graduation

GSL honors staff, community