March 4th, 2015

Fredrick ‘Fred’ Grewe, 70, of Gibbon

Fredrick “Fred” H. Grewe, 70, of Gibbon, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m., at the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Funeral Home in Gibbon. The Rev. Benjamin Rucker will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Moltke Township, Sibley County. Visitation will be Saturday, March 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Gibbon.

Helen C. Schlueter, 94, of Hutchinson

Helen C. Schlueter, 94, of Hutchinson, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills Township, Meeker County, with the Rev. David Markworth officiating. Robin Kruse was the organist. Special music was by the St. John’s Women’s Choir, “When Love is Slain.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art” and “I’m But a Stranger Here.”

Richard Ellis Wood, 87, of Glencoe

Richard Ellis Wood was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was the son of Benjamin and Winnifred (Worden) Wood. He graduated with the Canby High School class of 1947.
On Dec. 30, 1954, Mr. Wood was united in marriage to Delphine Chlebecek at Church of Peace in Glencoe. They made their home in Glencoe since 1954. They shared over 60 years of marriage.

Geraldine Harbarth, 81, of Hutchinson

Geraldine Olga Harbarth, 81, of Hutchinson, formerly of Brownton, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist, and congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “O, God, Our Help in Ages Past.”

Daughter born to couple

Andrew Trout and Janaly Farias of New Auburn announce the arrival of a daughter, Izabel Rose Trout, who was born Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Izabel weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Miguel Farias of Atlanta, Ga., Ignacia Farias of Gaylord, Alan Trout of Gaylord and Keri trout of Arlington.

Girl born to Marvan family

Crystal and John Marvan of Silver Lake announce the arrival of a baby girl, Jozelyn Jo Marvan, born Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Jozelyn weighed 8 pounds and was 183⁄4 inches long at birth. She is welcomed home by her siblings, Cameron and Clayton. Grandparents are Randy and Pat Schilling of Glencoe and John and Sheila Marvan of Hutchinson.

St. Patrick’s Day set March 14 in SL

 The 28th-annual Silver Lake St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held Saturday, March 14, starting at 1 p.m. sharp from the GSL Lakeside School.
All Irish and “Irish in heart” are welcome to be in the parade. There are no forms to fill out and no one to call — just get out the green and be at the parade around 12:30 p.m.

Prizes sought for Music in the Park

Silver Lake Music in the Park chairpersons DeNeil and Lisa Thompson and Ray and Sharon Bandas, are looking for donations of prizes to be given away at Music in the Park in Silver Lake which is held on Thursday nights starting June 25 through July 30 in the Legion Park on Main Street.
If someone would rather donate cash for the musicians who receive a small monetary amount to cover their driving expense, it would be greatly appreciated. Call 320-327-3115 for more information.

Brownton to host public meetings on RS Fiber

The Brownton City Council has set two public meetings regarding the proposed RS Fiber project, which is proposing to install fiber-optic phone, television and Internet service to homes and businesses in Renville and Sibley counties, as well as the cities of Brownton and Stewart in McLeod County.
The meetings will be held Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday, March 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Brownton Community Center.

Invest state surplus in roads, education

Everyone agrees that it’s good news: the state of Minnesota is expected to have a $1.9 billion surplus with which to work as the Legislature continues its current session.
Of course, not everyone agrees on what to do with the money. Some say the surplus is proof that the state is overtaxing its residents and businesses, and at least some of the money should be returned to the taxpayers. Other feels that the money should be invested into infrastructure and education, among other needs.