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March 29th, 2017

Vollmer Field is open for business

‘Orth kids’ battling medical issues

There were no signs of trouble when Adele Franco came into the world in the summer of 2012. The 6 pound, 14 ounce girl appeared to be every bit the picture of health that her mother, Vanessa Figueroa, was expecting.
“According to her ultrasounds and everything, everything appeared fine,” Figueroa said.
For the first couple years of her life, Adele’s childhood seemed to be progressing normally. However, as she grew, she began missing developmental milestones. Her lack of progress became a concern by the age of 3.

City of Glencoe to look at WAC, SAC rates after hearing GRHS concerns

Viewing its water availability charge (WAC) and sewer availability charge (SAC) after Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) said it had “sticker shock” after seeing the proposed charges for its nursing home project.
The city of Glencoe’s finance committee, which is comprised of the full city council, met with GRHS officials Wednesday, March 22. As a committee, it can take no action, but can make recommendations to the city council.

GSL junior found House page experience educational, fun

Glencoe-Silver Lake High School junior Aubrey Giesen recently got to see the state Legislature’s work up close and personal. In fact, from just to the side of the Speaker of the House’s podium.
Giesen spent a week as a House of Representatives page in February.
Giesen, who plans to study political science after high school, applied for the page program with the encouragement of high school teacher Tom Schoper. She had to write an essay and submit and application, and is the first page from GSL in several years. The program is open to high school juniors.

County planning commission considers permit for outdoor venue near Brownton

McLeod County may soon have another outdoor venue for weddings and other ceremonies.
At its Wednesday, March 22, meeting, the McLeod County Planning Advisory Committee heard a conditional use permit request from Tom and Sheila Hagel, who live north of Brownton in Sumter Township, to utilize an existing structure on their property and other property for outdoor occasions. The property is located at 17488 100th Street, Brownton.
While the committee voted unanimously to recommend approval of the permit to the county board, there were concerns.

Tim Orth Jamboree set for Saturday

Each year, the Tim Orth Foundation hosts an annual basketball jamboree at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School gymnasium.
The event brings together some of the best high school basketball players in the area for two games, one featuring girls and one featuring boys.

Firefighters face increased cancer risk

By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
D-Minnesota
Greg Doeden joined the Moorhead Fire Department in 1983 because he wanted to help people. Thirty-four years later, he’s still working — day and night — to keep the city safe. Across the state, firefighters like Greg demonstrate heroism every day. They endure physically and mentally grueling conditions. They have to be able to lift 175 pounds while wearing a full suit of protective gear. They climb ladders and break through doors, windows, and walls all while people’s lives literally depend on them.

 The problem with too much information

By Lee H. Hamilton
Many sources of information today cater to a narrow political view, making no pretense of objectivity. Their goal is to incite, not inform. What’s needed is a common base of knowledge we can use to forge agreement.
The job of being a citizen — and being a member of Congress — has gotten much harder of late. As sources of information proliferate and “news” not actually grounded in fact grows common on social media, Americans have to work to sort reality from fiction and insight from disinformation.

Chase suspect drives into lake, flees on foot

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reports that on March 26, at about 11:30 pm, a sheriff’s deputy observed an occupied, idling vehicle parked outside a business in Norwood Young America (NYA). The deputy ran the vehicle’s registration and other records checks, and learned the driver’s license was revoked.

Gary Lee Bruesehoff, 70, of Victoria

Gary Lee Bruesehoff, 70, of Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Victoria, formerly of rural Norwood Young America, died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Golden Valley Rehab & Care Center in Golden Valley.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, Cologne, with the Rev. Eric Zacharius officiating. Julianne Marcisak was the organist. Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Jesus Loves the Little Children” and “Let Me Be Thine Forever.”