May 10th, 2017

2nd graders show off talent

Daughter born to Ueckers

Jamie and Kassi Uecker of Litchfield announce the birth of a daughter, Elayna Mae Uecker, who arrived May 5, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Elayna weighed 7 pounds, 6.8 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Quint and Dody Fransen of Stewart, Gayle Howe of Hutchinson and Karmen Uecker of Federal Dam.

Girl born to Waverly couple

Stacy Konerza and James Graupmann of Waverly announce the arrival of a daughter, Natalie Taylor Graupmann, born May 4, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Natalie weighed 9 pounds and was 211⁄2 inches long at birth. Grandparents are David and Jackie Konerza of Silver Lake, David and Vonda Stohl of Glencoe, and Dean and Pam Graupmann of Zimmerman.

Raffle winners announced

Glencoe American Legion Post 95 had its spring raffle drawing Thursday, May 4. The raffle raises money for scholarships. Winners were Ray Schmeling, Glencoe, $1,000; Keith Zajicek, Glencoe, $350; Larry Anderson, Glencoe, $150; Rollie Rehmann, Glencoe, Patty Robb, Glencoe and John Lenzen, Chaska, $100 each; and Alan Chastek, Glencoe, Bill Husted, Glencoe, Eldean Enderson, and Emily Popelka, Glencoe, $50 each.

Graduates from Moorhead

Jonathan Schrade, Glencoe, was among the May 12 graduates from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Schrade was a 2011 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School.

Denise L. Redman, 43, of Ramsey

Denise Redman, 43, of Ramsey, formerly of Glencoe, died Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 4, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia with the Rev. Roger Olsen officiating.
Casket bearers were Jennifer Erickson, Kristina Johnson, Linda Hensel, Paula Brown, Tamara Pesek and Jennifer Becker. Interment was in the Glencoe City Cemetery.

Joan Marilyn Bullert, 85, of Glencoe

Joan Marilyn (Genung) Milbrand Bullert, 85, of Glencoe, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 6, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Robert Nowak officiating. Marjorie Hemmann was the organist. Soloist Julie Stiles sang “Borning Cry.” Congregational hymns were “For All the Saints,” “Light High the Cross” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

Silver Lake tennis courts grand re-opening May 21

The Silver Lake Lions Club will host a grand re-opening of the newly refurbished tennis courts in Silver Lake on Sunday, May 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to refurbishing the courts, new markings were put down for pickleball, a game that is played by people of all skill levels and physical abilities. There will be demonstrations of the games and rules will be provided so that everyone can learn.
There also will be free hot dogs and root beer while supplies last. Everyone is invited.

Audit report: city of Brownton built up cash balance between 2015-16

The city of Brownton’s general fund cash balance improved by nearly $70,000, according to an audit report presented at the May 2 City Council meeting.
Paul Harvego of Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing (CDS), said the city ended 2016 with a cash balance of $310,782. It ended its 2015 year with a cash balance of $243,537. Harvego said the difference was primarily because the city had fewer capital equipment expenditures in 2016 than 2015.
“You were down $92,000 in expenditures, most in capital expenditures,” said Harvego.

Stewart City Council amends ordinance to accommodate solar gardens in city

The Stewart City Council amended its land use ordinance Monday night to allow solar gardens in its rural residential and agricultural district.
The city heard a proposal from Sunrise Energy Ventures to place two one-megawatt solar gardens on acreage owned by Dwight and Pam Wiechman at the city’s southwestern edge.