August 9th, 2017

Frank A. Forcier, 88, of Hutchinson

Frank A. Forcier, 88, of Hutchinson, formerly of Stewart, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at his residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Aug. 8, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart with the Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating and The Basics provided the music.

Public hearing set for Aug. 15 for Brownton’s proposed project

The Brownton City Council will host a public hearing on its proposed $8.4 million street and utility improvement project on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Brownton Community Center.
Chris Knutson of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH) reviewed again the project history with the City Council at its Tuesday, Aug. 1, meeting, and said the same information will be made available to the public at the hearing. An assessment hearing will be held at a later date.

Last year for Vikings camp in ’Kato

A 52-year tradition is ending at the end of this week — it’s the last year that the Minnesota Vikings will hold their annual training camp in Mankato, what was formerly known as Mankato State University, now known as Minnesota State University Mankato.
For generations, fans who could not afford a ticket to a regular season game flocked to the campus to watch the Vikings work out. It was a family tradition for many, both Minnesotans and fans from out of state.

Appreciates downtown hanging flower baskets

To the Editor:
Was driving around Glencoe this morning doing my errands and decided I needed to thank the businesses and volunteers who keep the hanging flower baskets looking so very lush. The flowers are a beautiful colorful addition to downtown Glencoe! Thanks!
Charleen Engelmann

Restoring faith in America’s democracy

By Lee H. Hamilton
Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington, D.C., and in their state capitals? Despite the cynicism of these times, my answer is, yes, we do … but we have to exercise it.

One injured in crash Sunday

A Cedar Mills woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Renville County Sunday just before 11 a.m.
According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Russel Kurth, 27, was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer east on 870th Avenue, and collided with a 2012 Ford pickup driven by Nicholas Gaspar, 29, also of Cedar Mills. Gaspar was traveling north on County Road 20. The accident happened at an uncontrolled gravel intersection.

Small plane crashes at Hector airport

Two people were injured Sunday after a small plane took a nose dive shortly after take-off at the Hector Municipal Airport.
The Renville Sheriff’s Office said the accident was reported at about 3:45 p.m., and the preliminary investigation indicated that a 2011 fixed-wing, single-engine Ultralight aircraft, flown by 75-year-old Gary Bipes of Hector, was attempting to take off from the airport, and was 15 to 20 feet in the air when the engine stalled and the aircraft nose-dived into the ground.

Gibbon teen airlifted from accident scene

A Gibbon teen was extricated from a vehicle and airlifted from an accident scene Wednesday, Aug. 2.
According to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, a one-vehicle rollover was reported at about 5:38 p.m., which occurred about two miles north of Gibbon on Sibley County Road 2 (631st Avenue).

Fire department looking to buy new rescue truck

At its Monday night meeting, the Glencoe City Council heard from Fire Chief Ron Grack about the replacement of its current rescue truck.
The City Council approved the Glencoe Fire Department Truck Committee’s request, contingent upon the fire department meeting with township representatives.

Fahey’s Sales celebrates 70 years in business

Fahey Sales, headquartered in Glencoe, is celebrating 70 years of providing customers with quality auction, appraisal and real estate services.
To celebrate the milestone, Fahey Sales held an open house event on July 20. During the event, Fahey Sales offered tours to visitors, hosted WCCO’s “Sports to the Max” with Mike Max and enjoyed music by the Wendinger Band.