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November 8th, 2017

Frieda R. Hennessey, 87, of Glencoe

Frieda Ruth (Fischer) Hennessey, 87, of Glencoe, died Nov. 2, 2017, at her home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 6, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Abide With Me.”
Casket bearers were Wayne Hennessey, Joshua Hennessey, Michael Hennessey, Randy Thiel, Julane Breems and Dennis Fischer. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Clara ‘Teddy’ Klobe, 87, of Glencoe

Clara “Teddy” Ann Klobe, 87, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held today (Wednesday, Nov. 8), at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating. Mary Ann Thalmann was the organist, and Gus and Irene Makovsky were the song leaders. Bill Klein was the lector. Musical selections were “Be Not Afraid,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” “Be Exalted,” “Be Still and Know,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Song of Farewell” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Willard Carl Parpart, 84, Lester Prairie

Willard “Willie” Carl Parpart, 84, of Lester Prairie, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.
Visitation took place Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. On Friday, Nov. 3, there was a private celebration of life with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Eric Nelson officiated the service, and Jane Holasek was the organist. Special music was Chuck Thiel recordings of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “God’s Family Waltz.” Congregational hymns were “Because He Lives,” “Old Rugged Cross” and “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.”

Mass killings becoming all too commonplace

The victims are piling up; the answers are not: why have there been so many mass killings of late?
Coming on the heels of the slaughter at a country music festival in Las Vegas: an alleged terrorist drives onto a crowded bike path in New York, killing eight and injuring 11. On Sunday, a gunman opened fire in a small, rural Texas church, killing 26 and injuring far more.

Mystery solved: ad breaks in pro hockey

I recently solved one of life’s great mysteries. How does TV slip in commercials during an ice hockey game?
First of all, you have to understand that ice hockey is a constant-movement, constant-action sport. It stops only when a whistle blows for a penalty, an offsides call or a fight. Gawd forbid if they took a TV commercial break during a fight. Many fans only go for the fights. If a hockey game breaks out, so be it.

November 7th

City considers expanding central storm water project

The Glencoe City Council heard a supplemental feasibility report for the 2018 Central Storm Sewer project from Justin Black of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH), at its Monday night meeting.
After Black’s presentation, the City Council passed a resolution to hold a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:15 p.m., for the added improvements and properties to the Central Storm Sewer project.

County Board OKs trail grant agreement

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-1 to enter into an agreement with the state of Minnesota to accept grant funding to improve two miles of the Dakota Trail from the east boundary of the county to County Road 1.
Commissioner Doug Krueger, who said he felt he needed to maintain “consistency” on his stance on trail issues, cast the dissenting vote.

World War II letter brings history to life for First Lutheran 8th-grade students

Under the guidance of teacher and principal Dean Scheele, First Evangelical Lutheran School’s eighth-grade class is in the midst of its own little World War II mystery. It is in search of a relative of the late Don Givens, who was a co-pilot in World War II and a friend and crewman of Dean Scheele’s father, Marvin Scheele.
Dean Scheele came across a letter written from Mrs. O.M. Givens, Don Givens’ mother, to Marvin Scheele, after Mrs. Givens received news that her son was tragically killed in a failed B-24 Liberator training mission by Los Angeles, California.

Sunday incident ends peacefully

A situation involving an armed, suicidal male ended peacefully after negotiations on Sunday.
According to Glencoe Police Chief Jim Raiter, a call was received at 10:16 a.m. Sunday regarding an adult male in a home in the 1500 block of Greeley Avenue who had a firearm and was suicidal.
Law enforcment negotiated with the male, “who surrenderered to law enforcement and was taken to GRHS for evaluation,” said Raiter.
The situation was resolved at about 1:45 p.m. During the negotiating period, some streets surrounding the area were blocked off to traffic.

Braband to retire from GRHS in ’18

Jon D. Braband, fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), has informed the Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) Board of Directors that he plans to retire from his position as president and chief executive officer in July 2018 after 25 years of leading the organization.