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June 1st, 2016

Welch on honors list

Samantha Welch from Glencoe was named to Concordia University’s honors list for the Nebraska school’s spring 2016 semester. The honors list recognizes the top 25 percent of all undergraduate students. 

A renewed interest in Memorial Day

The Chronicle divvied up coverage of Memorial Day services among the three people of its editorial staff, with each taking in two communities — Glencoe, Plato, New Auburn, Silver Lake, Stewart and Brownton all had a photographer present.
There were no complaints about the assignments, even though it is technically a holiday for our staff. We all, it seems, feel it’s important to honor our country’s fallen and to document the observances in our area communities.

Locals named to dean’s list

Several area students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at St. Cloud State University, including Taylor Breidenbach, school of health and human services, community psychology, Tate Lilienthal, college of liberal arts, English, and Courtney Schroepfer, school of education, early childhood education, all of Glencoe; Jake Nelson, Herberger Business School, accounting, of Plato; and Raechell Bayerl, college of liberal arts, sociology, Silver Lake.

The case for limited government

By Lee H. Hamilton

Raymond A. Posusta, 93, of Dassel

Raymond Alfred Posusta, 93, of Dassel, died Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Dassel Lakeside Community Home.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Paul Schumacher will be the celebrant. Megan Posusta will be the reader. Gift bearers will be his grandchildren, Anna Schillewaert, Luis Larios and Validia Larios. Alice Nowak will be the organist.
 

Martha Stoeckmann, 89, of Glencoe

Martha “Moxie” Stoeckmann, 89, of Glencoe, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
 
Memorial services were held Friday, May 27, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Robert Nowak officiating. Marjorie Hemmann was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Take My Hand and Lead Me,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Amazing Grace.”
 

Incumbents challenged in 2 county commissioner districts

There will be races in two of the three McLeod County commissioner districts that are up for election this year.

There are three candidates each in District 3 and District 4, which means those seats will be subject to the August primary election to determine the final two candidates for the November general election.

Paul Wright, rural Hutchinson, the incumbent for District 3, has filed for candidacy. He is being challenged by Rob Raiche, Hutchinson, and Kevin Masrud, Stewart.

Ruth L.A. Goodridge, 90, of Glencoe

Ruth Lydia Anna (Schmidt) Goodridge, 90, of Glencoe, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
 
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 25, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Robert Nowak officiating. Marjorie Hemmann was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
 

County Board tables request for historical partnership job

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday tabled a request to fund a McLeod County Historic Partnership community outreach coordinator.
Lori Pickell-Stangel, director of the McLeod County Historical Society, said that the society had received a Legacy fund grant to help it form a collaborative partnership between the county historical society and similar community groups in the county, most notably Historic Hutchinson and the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society.

2015 audit: city finances looking fairly healthy

The Glencoe City Finance and Strategic Planning Committee heard the audit review for 2015 on Wednesday, May 25.
Kim Hillberg of CliftonLarsonAllen presented the report. She said the city had a clean or unmodified audit for 2015, the same that it has received in the past.
The city’s general unassigned fund balance was $2,032,165 for 2015, up from 2014’s $1,756,937. Hillberg explained the fund ballance is the best measure of overall financial health.