July 30th, 2014

Bruins headed to Region 7C tourney

The Brownton Bruins swept Carver in two games in the Crow River Valley League South Division playoffs last week, advancing them to the Region 7C playoffs.
The Bruins, the third-seed team from the South Division, will face Waconia, the second seed from the North Division, Friday at 5:30 p.m. on Barney Tadsen Field in Glencoe. All Region 7C games will be played in Brownton.
The Bruins also drafted Carver lefty Ross Tichy as a pitcher for the regional tournament.
Bruins 5, Carver 3

Odegaards play big role in Blue Jays sweep of Cologne

They say you don’t tug on superman’s cape; you don’t spit into the wind; you don’t pitch meat to the Plato Blue Jays, especially them Odegaard kids.
That last bit was definitely not something mentioned in Jim Croce’s 1972 single. But if he were from Plato and wrote it after the Blue Jays’ July 23, 14-4, playoff victory over Cologne, he might have included it.

Arnold Eldon Evenski, 81, of Dassel

Arnold Eldon Evenski, 81, of Dassel died peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at St. John's Catholic Church in Darwin.
A visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato and one hour prior to service at church on Saturday. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

Brewers to face Irish in Region 7C

Back in the Region 7C tournament for the first time since 2012, Glencoe Brewers’ Co-manager Stephen Wiblemo stressed that “the pressure is on the other team,” when Glencoe meets powerhouse Green Isle in the opening round Thursday.
“Our expectations are that Green Isle is going to be very good,” said Wiblemo after the Brewers’ 8-5 tournament-clinching win over Mayer on Friday. “We know we’re going to have our work cut out for us, but to be two wins away from state — that’s where every team wants to be at this point.”

Music by a Pond

Allen Carlson, vocals and guitar, and son Matthew, 15, on mandolin, performed at Grand Meadows’ Music by the Pond concert series Thursday. The Hamburg duo, frequent guests at Grand Meadows, performed a variety of old country and folk tunes.

Lipke wants bipartisan approach

John Lipke is the DFL candidate for District 18B state representative, but his goal is to develop bipartisan cooperation at the State Capitol.
Lipke, of rural Stewart, is a businessman and financial consultant, and also has farmed and been active in Education Minnesota in his role as a bus driver for the former McLeod West School District.
Lipke said he has advocated for all three interests — business, agriculture and education — at the Capitol, developing relationships on both sides of the aisle.

Glennie reflects on 23-year career at Chronicle

Most Chronicle subscribers probably cannot remember a newspaper without Rich Glennie as its editor.
After all, Glennie has spent over half of his 40-plus-year journalism career in Glencoe — 23 years, to be exact, virtually a generation.
That career will come to a close Friday when Glennie retires from journalism, a career he fell into by circumstance, rather than by choice.
For the complete article, see this week's Chronicle.

Expectations exceeded. Heat in the Street attendance soars with nationally known bands

“Overall, it went well,” said Cory Scheidt of the Glencoe Fire Department when asked about the third annual Heat in the Street concert last Saturday.
Sponsored by the Glencoe Fire Relief Association, the group went big this year, booking several nationally known bands to perform at a new location — the west parking lot of the Glencoe City Center.
Performing were Blackhawk, Josh Thompson, Outlaws and Iron Horse Group.
“It exceeded our expectations,” Scheidt said. “But we didn’t know what to expect” about going to national acts for the first time. “It was a good response.”

County Board approves feedlot amendment for joint planning area

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to the Hutchinson Joint Planning Area ordinance that will allow feedlots within a half-mile of Hutchinson and neighbors, provided a conditional use permit is approved to allow the feedlot.
Original language in the ordinance stated that no new feedlots would be allowed within the joint planning area, which surrounds the city of Hutchinson.

1 killed in 2-truck crash on Highway 7

A two-truck crash Wednesday afternoon, July 23, claimed the life of one driver, Ryan M. Sturges, 23, of Glencoe, and closed a portion of Highway 7 to traffic for hours. The crash occurred at 4:56 p.m. about three miles west of Silver Lake.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2012 International semi, driven by Jerry L. Ball, 33, of Lake Crystal, was eastbound on Highway 7, slowing down to make a turn into a business lot, when a 1997 Chevrolet GMT-400 driven by Sturges rear-ended the semi.
Sturges was killed in the collision, and Ball was not injured, the State Patrol stated.