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January 30th, 2019

Letter to the editor: Applying ‘farmers’ logic’ to end immigration

To the editor,
This letter is in response and regard to the U.S. Government shutdown and the focal point, “the wall.”
Having grown up and currently living in an agricultural area with livestock (farm animals), I can relate to “the wall.” In my world, it is very simple. If we want to keep the bull from the cows, the boar pig away from the sows, horses apart from the sheep, or the young animals away from their mothers at weaning time, we use a fence to keep them apart.

Plan smart – Our view: City streets too valuable to ignore

TThe amount of money being discussed is staggering. But the cost of doing nothing or cutting corners is equally as concerning. Glencoe residents can only hope their city councilors make good, sound decisions regarding city streets.
Two weeks ago, representatives of the city’s engineering firm provided the city council with a series of options regarding the maintenance of city streets in the north-central and northwestern sections of Glencoe. By 2035, the streets will be 50 or 60 years old. The municipal sewer and water lines beneath them will be significantly older.

Richard Kosek, 83, of Silver Lake

Richard C. Kosek, 83, of Silver Lake passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Glencoe Regional Health Services after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Kosek was born Aug. 7, 1935, in Hale Township, McLeod County the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Nowak) Kosek.
He was formerly employed by Frank Bren Saw Mill in Silver Lake and also worked for a farmer custom spraying and milking cows. He was fond of fishing and deer hunting. Mr. Kosek also enjoyed having coffee with his coffee buddies. He liked going to high school football games and watching the Minnesota Vikings.

Mark Kurtzweg, 53, of Lake Stella

Mark G. Kurtzweg, 53, husband of Ronda and father of Mitchell and Jake, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, in Upper Peninsula, Michigan.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m., at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment in Oakland Cemetery.
Pastor Kevin Oster was the officiating clergy.
Shirlee Landskroener was the organist. “Just As I Am,” “Beautiful Savior,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” and “How Great Thou Art” were the congregational hymns.
Dan Neubarth, Darrin Neubarth, Joel Froemming, Tony Tydlacka, Greg Tiemens, and Eric Gehrke were the casket-bearers.

Roland W. Thiel, 91, of Lester Prairie

Roland William Thiel, 91, of Lester Prairie passed away Monday morning, Jan. 21, at St. Mary’s Care Center.
Mr. Thiel was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Winsted Township, McLeod County, the son of Gustav and Hulda (Paul) Thiel. He grew up in Bergen Township.
Mr. Thiel was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bergen Township by Pastor Vomhof. His confirmation memory verse was Psalm 143:10, “Teach me to do the will for thou art my God. Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path.”

Jerome Grack, 70, of New Auburn

Jerome Fred Grack, 70, of New Auburn, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe. Funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m., at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn with interment at High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Pastor Larry Glaeske was the officiating clergy.
Kara Scholla was the organist. Amber Husemann and Anna Grack performed a duet, “I Can Only Imagine.”
“How Great Thou Art” and “Rock Of Ages” were the congregational hymns.

January 29th

Harold Fritz, 93, Brownton

Harold Fritz, 93, Brownton, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, at his home in Brownton.
A private family memorial service will be held with interment in Lakeview Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Its Web site is www.mcbridechapel.com where an online guestbook is available.

Carol Brelje, 85, of Glencoe

Carol Brelje, 85, of Glencoe, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m., at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop, with interment following at Glencoe City Cemetery in Glencoe.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 1, 5 to 8 p.m., at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe and will continue one hour prior to the service at the Church Saturday.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Its Web site is www.mcbridechapel.com where an online guestbook is available.

January 28th

Gymnasts compete at Waconia

Three-game skid for girls' cagers

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team. The Panthers entered this week mired in their first losing streak of the season, which hit three games with a pair of losses against the top two teams in the Wright County Conference West last week.
Playing without guard Miah Monahan, who injured her ankle in a loss at Rockford on Jan. 18, the Panthers were nearly doubled-up in a 49-25 loss at New London-Spicer on Tuesday, Jan. 22.