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Archive

April 17th, 2019

Letter to editor: Help for dairy famers might be too little, too late

To the editor,
Ronald Reagan so eloquently said: “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I am from the government and I’m here to help.”

Good legislation – Our view: This should be the norm

Congratulations to Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, and all the lawmakers in the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives. The so-called hands-free bill making it illegal to drive a vehicle while holding a cell phone is a solid piece of bipartisan legislation. It seems well-crafted and reasonable.
The House and Senate passed versions of the bill. A conference committee ironed out the differences between the two bills and Gov. Tim Walz signed the bill into law. It goes into effect Aug. 1.

Dorothy Herbst, 98, of Glencoe

Dorothy Elizabeth (Gruenhagen) Herbst, 98, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 7, at her apartment at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe.
A funeral service was held Thursday, April 11, 3 p.m., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Pastor Peter Adelsen was the officiating clergy.
Yvonne Schuette was the organist. First Evangelical Lutheran Church Senior Choir performed special music, “On Eagle’s Wings.”

Aaron Alsleben, 71, of Glencoe

Aaron Edwin Alsleben, 71, of Glencoe, passed away Sunday, April 7, at Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake.
A private family memorial service was held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Pastor Jon Niebuhr was the officiating clergy.
Jan Heins was the organist. “How Great Thou Art,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” and “Jesus Loves Me” were the congregational hymns.

Martha Mielke, 74, of Waconia

Martha Eldoris Mielke, 74, of Waconia and formerly of Silver Lake and Winsted passed away Thursday, April 11, at New Perspective Senior Living in Waconia.
She was born Aug. 16, 1944, in Buffalo, the daughter of Herbert L. and Esther P. (Schultz) Epple. Mrs. Mielke graduated from Buffalo High School in 1962.

Ronald Wibstad, 67, of Darwin

Ronald John Wibstad, 67, of Darwin, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019, in Dassel.
An informal celebration of life gathering will be held Saturday, May 4, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Brownton Rod & Gun Club, 19151 108th St., Brownton.
Ronald John Wibstad was born May 26, 1951, in Alexandria, Minn. He was the son of Raymond and

April 15th

Martha Mielke, 74, of Waconia

Martha Eldoris Mielke, 74, of Waconia and formerly of Silver Lake and Winsted passed away Thursday, April 11, at New Perspective Senior Living in Waconia.
A memorial service for Martha Mielke will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 11 a.m., at Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake. Pastor Carol Chmielewski will officiate. Interment will follow at Cassel Cemetery in rural Delano.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 16, 9 a.m., at the church.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Its Web site is www.mareshfuneralhome.com where online condolences may be made.

April 14th

Kenneth Wendlandt, 87, of Hutchinson

Kenneth “Kenny” Wendlandt, 87, of Hutchinson, passed away Thursday, April 11, at his home in
Hutchinson.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., two hours prior to the service at the church.
The Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson is handling the arrangements. Its Web site is www.hantge.com where online obituaries and a guestbook are available.

April 12th

Ronald Wibstad, 67, of Darwin

Ronald John Wibstad, 67, of Darwin passed away April 8 in Dassel, Minn.
An informal celebration-of-life gathering will be held Saturday, May 4, 1 to 4 p.m., at Brownton Rod & Gun Club, 19151 108th St.
The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe is handling the arrangements. Its Web site is www.mcbridechapel.com where online obituaries and a guestbook are available.

April 11th

Beyond Sorrow seminar cancelled

The 29th Annual Beyond Sorrow Seminar scheduled on April 11, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. at Peace Lutheran Church has been CANCELLED, due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled.