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Alvin Shiroo, 79, of Glencoe

Alvin Schiroo, 79, of Glencoe, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care unit.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 1, at 2 p.m., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following the service in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, March 31, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Johnson McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

Linda Mueller, 63, of Hamburg

Linda Mueller, 63, of Hamburg, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Memorial services will be held today (Wednesday), at 11 a.m., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, with interment in the church cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the service, at the church.
Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.
 

Joann Hamblin, 59, of Glencoe

Joann Hamblin, 59, of Glencoe, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Memorial services will be held Friday, April 4, at 1 p.m., at Riverside Assembly of God in Hutchinson. A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., two hours prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.

March 26th

Peterson makes it official — he’s running

After weeks of speculation, Minnesota 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson made it official last week. He is running for another term in Congress.
The groans from the district Republicans was audible. They were banking on the veteran Democrat finally getting out of the way so they could reclaim the so-called Republican 7th District as their own.
Won’t happen. Because, as Peterson said during a quick visit last week in Hutchinson, “People in this district are smarter than that.”

Things I do get in my junk e-mail

Sometime late Thursday afternoon, I realized I had not received a single e-mail since early that morning.
Which is odd for me, because I’ve somehow managed to get myself on every mailing list under the sun, from clothing stores to a tire store to a variety of health websites, to a sporting goods store. Like my snail mail, most of it is non-personal junk mail.
But still, I missed the steady stream e-mail and began in my own, limited techie way to try to resolve the issue which, of course, I didn’t, because I’m not as techie as I like to think I am.

March 18th

Lucille Zabel, 86, of Norwood Young America

Funeral services for Lucille Zabel, 86, of Norwood Young America (NYA), will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 21, at St. John's Lutheran Church in NYA.
Ms. Zabel died on Monday, March 17, 2014, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of NYA. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.

February 26th

Get in shape? Well, not in this weather

Like most middle-aged people, I’ve made sporadic attempts to “get in shape” and “drop a few pounds.” (And by a few, I mean 20).
I’ve tried everything from long-distance bike riding to Wii Fit and Tae Bo.
A few years ago, I read somewhere that the best “fat-burning” exercises are those in which you bear your own body weight, such as walking or running, as opposed to swimming or bicycling.

February 5th

ECFE open house

The Early Childhood Learning Center, the new addiiton onto the Lincoln Junior High School, held an open house on Friday, and the attendance by young families as well as the curious was impressive. ECFE/SE and Learning Readiness staff eagerly showed off their new rooms that were opened to students in early January. Above, teachers had an opportunity to talk with parents about how the rooms are being used, while youngsters got some hands-on experience, like Bentlee Ondrachek and his mother, Nicole, at right.

January 29th

Corn & Soybean Growers hear some ag predictions; laugh a lot

The McLeod County Corn and Soybean Growers Association held its 30th annual banquet and ag appreciation night at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in Glencoe and heard a combination of some predictions about agriculture from Al Kluis along with laughing so hard at Dick Jonckowski’s jokes that their faces hurt.
The county group also honored one of their own when it presented a plaque to Francis Svoboda, a long-time board member and president, who stepped down. New president is Brian Thalmann.

December 31st, 2013

County Board calls for final plans for solid waste retrofit

The McLeod County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to have its solid waste consultant, Burns & McDonnell to start preparing contracts, final plans and requests for proposals for a possible retrofit of its materials recycling facility (MRF) to accommodate one-sort recycling.