May 25th, 2016

KC scholarships awarded

The Glencoe Knights of Columbus (KC) awarded its 2015-2016 St. Christopher Council 4842 scholarships to Mark Lueders and Mitchell Rothstein. Each received $500 and qualified by being graduating members of St. Pius X parish who have demonstrated academic achievement and a record of parish service. The $250 Pauline Stubeda Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Samantha Good. This scholarship provides grants to individuals pursuing post-secondary health care-related program. 

AgStar scholarship to Barott

Glencoe-Silver Lake senior Kirsten Barott was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program for AgStar Financial Services. Students in AgStar’s 69-county service area were eligible if they plan to receive higher education to pursue careers in agriculture-related fields or come from a rural background. Barott plans to attend South Dakota State University, pursuing a degree in Agricultural Communications. She is the daughter of Curt and Teresa Bussler. 

Eleanor Trocke, 85, of Arlington

Eleanor Trocke age 85, of Arlington, passed away at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
The funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington on Tuesday, May 17, with the Rev. James Carlson officiating.
Casket bearers were Mark Lueck, Doug Wolf, Grant Bening, James Trocke, Paul Trocke and Peter Trocke. 
Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Stanley W. Becker, 75

Stanley W. Becker, 75, of Minnetonka, died May 12, 2016, at his home.
He was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Collins Township, McLeod County. He attended elementary country school and graduated from Stewart High School. He served in the U.S. Navy for 31⁄2 years.
He is survived by his aunts, uncle, many cousins and friends.

John Lane Peterson, 76, of Glencoe

John Lane Peterson, 76, of Glencoe, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 24, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Robert Nowak officiating. Marjorie Hemmann was the organist. Soloist Julie Stiles sang “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.

Elda Huepenbecker, 104, of Glencoe

Elda Emma Minnie (Borchardt) Huepenbecker, 104, of Glencoe, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

Ervin Carl Damlow, 83, of Hutchinson

Earl Carl Damlow, 83, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at his home.
A memorial service was held Friday, May 20, at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jill Warner officiating. Sharon Barton was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagles’ Wings.”
Military honors were by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.

Another disappointing end to session

State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen told The Chronicle Monday that the 2016 legislative session ended on a “sour note.”
That was one of his more mild statements in describing the failure of the state Legislature to pass transportation and bonding bills.
Minnesotans seem to be united in their opinion that improvements to roads and bridges need to be a top priority for the state Legislature. Legislators seem to agree, but fell apart when it came to how to fund those improvements, and whether light rail should be involved.

Council needs to talk about what’s important

To the Editor:
Usually, I would not be writing a letter to the editor, but I don’t get to talk about important issues at the council meetings, issues like people’s homes and property being damaged by water, and methods to to correct the problem.
Apparently, location of the recycling bins and drug drop-off boxes are more important. Those issues were not on the agenda, but they were brought forward and thoroughly discussed.

Memorial Day services planned in Glencoe, other area communities

Memorial Day services are planned in area communities Monday, May 30.
The Glencoe American Legion Post 95 will actually begin its Memorial Day observance with a special church service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Sunday at 9 a.m.
On Monday, May 30, members of the Legion will gather at St. Pius X Cemetery at 9 a.m. for a short service.
The Legion and VFW Post 5102 will present a joint Memorial Day community service with a guest speaker Monday at 10 a.m. in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Auditorium.
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