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July 20th, 2018

Physician Assistant joins GRHS family medicine Dept.

Certified physician assistant Patricia de Loyal, MPAS, PA-C, recently joined the family medicine department at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS). She sees male and female patients of all ages for a variety of medical concerns and routine preventive care visits. De Loyal will work full time at the Glencoe clinic until fall, when she’ll start splitting her time between the GRHS clinics in Glencoe and Stewart.

Changes coming to courthouse security

Starting Aug. 1, access to the McLeod County Courthouse in Glencoe will be limited to the new, main entry on the southeast corner of the building, which means doors leading to the courthouse on the north side, off 11th Street, will be locked and alarmed.
In conjunction with its jail expansion project, McLeod County also began security measures at the courthouse and other buildings, including secured entrances to department offices and the installation of security glass on access windows, among other measures. The most current step is to reduce the number of entry points to the courthouse.

MMS Community Health Services Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

The Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services (MMS CHS) WIC Program is celebrating Minnesota Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August and World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7. This year’s theme focuses on “Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life.”
The week helps raise awareness of the importance of breastfeeding for both babies and mothers and calls attention to local efforts that support breastfeeding.

Helen Koepp, 95, formerly of Brownton

Helen Rohe Koepp, age 95, formerly of Brownton, passed away on July 10, 2018 at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson where she had been resident for more than a year. She was an amazing mother to 11 children, and throughout her long life, no matter how busy she was, she spread love and goodwill among everyone within reach.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 14 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with Rev. Gerhard Bode officiating. Interment was at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Organist was Dawn Wolter.

Plato receives grant for safety initiatives

CenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant Program awards grants to local communities to fund safety-related equipment and projects. The company recently awarded the City of Plato a $2,000 grant for a new fire hose that will help firefighters keep members of the community safe.
The funds will be used to purchase fire equipment.

Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Committee holds 2019 button design contest

The Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Committee is sponsoring a button design contest for the 2019 50th Annual Pola-Czesky Celebration.
The button design winner will be announced at Music in the Park on Aug. 2.
The rules of the contest are:
1. Design must be actual size of the Pola-Czesky button, two inches in diameter.
2. Design must have the following wording: 50th Annual Pola-Czesky Days, Silver Lake, MN. August 2, 3, & 4, 2019
3. All entries must be postmarked by July 25, 2018.
4. All entries are the property of the Pola-Czesky Royalty Committee.
5. Only one entry per person is allowed.

Filing opens for three GSL Board seats

The terms of three Glencoe-Silver Lake school board members will end this year: Vice Chair Jason Lindeman, Director Clark Christianson, and Clerk Anne Twiss.
Filing will open for the office of school board member on July 31, 2018 and closes on August 14, 2018. Terms will be for four years and will begin on January 1, 2019.

Dieballs named Sibley County Farm Family of the year

The Dieball Family of Green Isle has been named the 2018 Sibley County Farm Family of the Year. Dieball Dairy, which includes Karl and Rosemary Dieball and their children John and James and their families, produce milk and cash crops near Green Isle.

Legislature could have finished its work

To the Editor:
I believe that the Republican led Minnesota legislature is largely responsible for the legislature not finishing its work this session. According to the editor of Mankato Free Press, the process the Republicans used of omnibus bills was unconstitutional. They were well aware of this but chose to do it anyway.

Glencoe Community Blood Drive a success

o the Editor:
The second Glencoe Community Blood Drive of 2018 was held Wednesday, July 11, at the Glencoe City Center ballroom. The American Red Cross set our goal at 111 units; we fell short of the goal and collected 97 units. Because the ARC has such a shortage of blood available, they were still very pleased with the results. 97 units have the potential to help up to 291 patients.