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May 16th, 2018

Healthy partnership: program pairs up new moms, nurses

Thanks to a program that partners registered nurses with new moms, first-time and single mother Bethany Hagman is parenting her daughter, Kennedy, with confidence.
Hagman, of Lester Prairie, became pregnant when she was 17 years old.
“Yeah, I was scared,” said Hagman.
Although she had grown up with younger siblings, whom she helped care for, Hagman didn’t feel she was entirely prepared for motherhood on her own.

Deejay PT’s message: ‘Get #LIVIN’’

Paul Thomas — also known as “PT,” a Twin Cities radio personality — expected Jan. 21, 2013 to be one of the most memorable days of his life.
Thomas had coached his Jefferson youth hockey team, ages 9 and 10, to what was one of his ultimate goals — a 4-0 win over archrival Edina.
“I called the person who meant the most to me … my dad,” said Thomas. His father, he said, had been “super supportive” of Thomas and his team, coming to practices, games and generally being the team’s best cheerleader.

City’s personnel committee discusses microbrewery, social media, evaluations

An interesting juxtaposition of Glencoe’s governmental functionality was readily on display at a city of Glencoe Personnel and Legislative Committee meeting on Monday.
The committee discussed amending the city’s liquor ordinance to allow for a potential microbrewery that has interest in expanding into Glencoe, Police Chief Jim Raiter presented a social media “blanket policy” as a preventative measure for online media in which the city is responsible for, and evaluations for city government positions.

City planning commission hears garage height variance request

At a city of Glencoe Planning and Industrial Commission meeting on Thursday, there were only two items on the agenda: approve the minutes from the last meeting, and hear a variance request from Ted Newmann, whose son spoke for him, to build a detached garage greater than the dimensions that city ordinance codes allow.

Dairy princesses, award winners, ambassadors named by McLeod ADA

Unfortunately, the McLeod County American Dairy Association (ADA) Princess Banquet had to be canceled due to the historical snowstorm on Saturday, April 14.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the ADA had a private banquet for its dairy royalty and their families on Saturday, May 5.
The new 2018-2019 McLeod County Dairy Princesses are Elizabeth Krienke, daughter of Kraig and Rachelle of Lester Prairie, and Breanna Wright, daughter of Paul and Heather Wright of Hutchinson.

Kurtzweg announces candidacy for county auditor-treasurer

Connie Kurtzweg, McLeod County’s interim auditor-treasurer, has announced her candidacy for auditor-treasurer.
Kurtzweg was appointed the interim auditor-treasurer when Cindy Schultz Ford was named as the new county administrator, and resigned the position of auditor-treasurer.
Kurtzweg has been employed for five years with McLeod County, working under the mentorship of Schultz Ford.
“This time has provided an opportunity for advanced knowledge and insight,” said Kurtzweg.

Click It or Ticket campaign starts Monday

Imagine hopping on a rollercoaster, speeding at 70 mph and going upside down. Now close your eyes and imagine riding that same rollercoaster unbelted. It only takes a split second to realize the tragic consequences of an unbelted rollercoaster rider. If you wouldn’t ride a rollercoaster without a seat belt, why would you ride in a car without one? The two seconds it takes to buckle up in a vehicle can save your life if you are ever involved in a crash.

One-car crash results in minor injuries May 8

One person suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Sibley County Road 9, just south of 70th Street, about seven miles north of Arlington on Tuesday, May 8, at about 4:30 p.m.
A 2004 Chevrolet Classic was involved in the accident, and was driven by Vanessa Marie Godinez, 28, of Arlington. Godinez was not injured. A passenger, Osbaldo Cardoza, 26, of Arlington, had minor injuries and was transported by private vehicle to the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington.
The car had moderate damage.
The Minnesota State Patrol assisted at the accident.

4 injured when ATV rolls near Green Isle

Four people were injured when a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rolled over on Renville County Road 11, about one mile south of Green Isle, on Sunday afternoon at about 2:17 p.m.
According to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, a juvenile was operating a 2007 Yamaha Rhino when the vehicle rolled along a driveway.

World War I display featured at Sibley museum

Volunteers at the Sibley County Historical Museum have been busy organizing a display of items from World War I, 1914 to 1918.
The display includes military uniforms, a flight suit worn 100 years ago by a Sibley County pilot, maps, discharge papers, along with short histories about the lives of these servicemen. The display is on the main floor and is handicapped accessible. Other artifacts, throughout the three floors, include agricultural items, household, toys, handicrafts, more military items and Sibley County government.