July 27th, 2016

Kudos on another great Heat in the Street

To the Editor:
 I would like to commend the Glencoe Fire Department for hosting the fifth Heat in the Street event.

Support Wick for District 4 commissioner

To the Editor:
Support Brad Wick for county commissioner – District 4.
I have known Brad for over seven years. He is a caring, compassionate, dedicated and respectful man with a desire to make a difference. When we talked about “Why now?” for county board commissioner, he said he feels it’s his time to step up for the county.

Trailblazer board continues to debate workplace issues

Contentious and heated discussion continued Thursday morning regarding Trailblazer Transit’s workplace environment, with allegations of micro-managing, violations of the Minnesota open meeting law and whether Executive Director Gary Ludwig was following the directions given earlier this summer in a letter of reprimand.
The heated discussion often resulted in raised voices among members of the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board.

County Board hears funding requests

The McLeod County Board took under advisement two requests for funding from nonprofit agencies at its Tuesday, July 19, meeting.
Jen Johnson, executive director for Save Avenues, asked the County Board to allocate $2,200 in 2017. The county provided $2,100 in 2016.
Johnson said Safe Avenues is an 18-county agency which advocates for victims of sexual abuse.
In 2014, the agency established an office in Hutchinson, and works closely with the McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence, (MAVDV) which has an office just down the hall.

Monticello, Otsego, Hutchinson seeking service from Trailblazer

Trailblazer Transit has more opportunities to expand its service, the joint powers board heard at its Thursday morning meeting.
Jack Russek, who represents Wright County Area Transportation (WCAT) on the joint powers board, said that the cities of Monticello and Otsego want to join WCAT in order to get service from Trailblazer.
In addition, said Executive Director Gary Ludwig, the city of Hutchinson is looking to expand service within its city limits.

GRHS to host open house Aug. 2 for new wound care, rehab facilities

Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) is inviting the community to take a closer look at its new facilities for physical rehabilitation and advanced wound care. An open house has been scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees should enter through the hospital dome at 1805 Hennepin Ave. N., Glencoe, to:
• Tour the new third-floor addition, which features adult and pediatric therapy gyms and other functional spaces for physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and cardiac rehabilitation;

MAVDV starts Coffee and Chat support group

McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence (MAVDV) has started a new  “Coffee and Chat” support group which will meet each Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A new topic will be introduced each week and the discussion will be led by a facilitator. There will be an occasional guest speaker.
The group will give women an opportunity to talk with other women who have “been there” and to learn more about healthy relationships.
For more information, call 320-234-7933.

Sibley County Historical Society plans events

The Sibley County Historical Society is hosting an evening with local cemeteries’ boards of directors on Tuesday, July 26, at 7 p.m.,  at the courthouse annex, 400 Court St., Gaylord.
The directors will share the rules and regulations of area cemeteries, each having their own contracts. The expressed information may help with future decisions. Everyone is welcome.

Girl born to Glencoe couple

Adrian Guerrero and Alma Delia Martinez of Glencoe announce the birth of a daughter, Adaleysa Guerrero, born  July 15, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Grandparents are Alma and Jose Martinez of Eagle Pass, Texas, and Carmen and Lauro Guerrero of Glencoe.

Legion Auxiliary names officers

New officers for the Glencoe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95 include: Mary Sellnow, president; Jean Klitzke, vice president; Marge Farrell, sergeant at arms, Verda Wittenberg, treasurer; and Carolyn Burri, chaplain and secretary.