May 6th, 2015

Sunny run sheds light on mental health awareness

Nearly 400 runners and walkers took to the streets of Glencoe on Saturday, May 2 for the inaugural Break the Stigma 5K run/3K walk. 
The event navigated a course around the northwest part of town both beginning and ending at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on a sunny morning that matched the mood of its participants.

More Panthers than ever are taking a shot at trap

It’s been a great spring so far for the Glencoe-Silver Lake trapshooting team. Numbers are up, both score-wise and as far as participation, and coach Doug Fegley could not be happier. 
“We’re really getting things on track,” he said. “Things are going real well.”
The Panthers are in the midst of their 2015 season. The squad competes at the Winthrop Game Protective League, and the clubhouse is fuller than ever this season. 

May 5th

3 injured in two-car crash

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Garden Avenue and 120th Street, just north of Glencoe, at about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.

April 29th

Foreclosure - Carlson

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:

Daniel Jay Rickert, 61, of Hutchinson

Daniel Jay Rickert, 61, of Hutchinson, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at his home.
Memorial services were held Monday, April 27, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. John Pasche officiating. Ashley Rettig offered the eulogy. The organist was Dr. Joan DeVeen Dixon. Soloist Jim Wendling sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “On Eagle’s Wings.”
Jay Rickert was the urn bearer. Honorary urn bearers were Jody Guennigsmann, Jill Jaskowiak and Jason Quast.

Esther V. Ziemann, 99, of Hutchinson

Esther V. Ziemann, 99, of Hutchinson, formerly of Stewart, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 28, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. Adline Kottke was the organist. Randy and Mary Zieman sang “Lass Mich Gehen!” and “Supper Time.”
Honorary casket bearers were Duane Kottke, Lloyd Dettman and Melvin Dettman. Casket bearers were Randy Buboltz, Gary Dettman, Don Kottke, Kevin Ziemann, Ryan Kotnik and Logan Meurer.

Myron Henry Seller, 77 of Glencoe

Myron Henry Seller, 77, of Glencoe, formerly of Hassan Valley Township, rural Hutchinson, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
A memorial service was held Friday, April 17, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Gerhard Bode officiating. Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon was the organist. Soloist Jim Wendling sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “In the Garden.”

Carol L. Waller, 74, of Buffalo Lake

Carol Waller, 74, of Buffalo Lake, formerly of Stewart, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Hutchinson Health Hospital in Hutchinson.
Memorial services were held Saturday, April 25, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart with the Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. Adline Kottke was the organist. A duet of Carol Ann Maiers and Molly Markgraf sang “My Mother Called My Name in Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Borning Cry.”

Time to scuttle SW light-rail plan

The proposed Southwest light-rail line, which has been on the books since 2003, now has an estimated cost of $2 billion, according to Tuesday’s StarTribune.
When the project was first proposed in 2003, the cost was estimated at $430 million to $925 million to provide 16 miles of light rail between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie. Even then, that seemed like an exorbitant price for 16 miles of rail.
Now, in 2015, the cost is estimated at $1.99 billion, a figure that “shocked and appalled” Gov. Mark Dayton. It shocked and appalled us, as well.

May 6 is final edition before vote

Last week, we bemoaned the lack of reader letters regarding the proposed Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) building bond election.
That apparently sparked a few people to put their pens to paper and their fingers to their keyboards, and we received several letters to the editor this week. We appreciate them; those letters tell us that our readers are indeed vested in their communities and their issues.