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July 3rd, 2018

Cynthia Mae Glaeser, 78, of Hector

Cynthia Mae Glaeser, 78, of Hector, formerly of Buffalo Lake, died Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake with the Rev. Jackie Cook officiating. Dianne Runke was the organist. Soloist Paula Straub sang “How Great Thou Art” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” and “You Are My Sunshine.”

Donald Charles Christensen, Glencoe

Donald “Don” Charles Christensen, age 80, of Glencoe, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018, at his home in Glencoe.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 6 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Berean Baptist Church in Glencoe and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Funeral services will be held July 7, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Berean Baptist Church in Glencoe, with interment in Glencoe City Cemetery.
Pastor Jonathan Pixler will officiate and Bev Wangerin will be the organist.

Red Cross seeking more blood donors

There aren’t enough people giving blood through the American Red Cross. In fact, for the past four years, new blood donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. In an effort to reverse that trend, we’ve launched the Missing Types campaign.
To raise awareness for the need for blood donors, businesses, organizations and individuals across the country are joining the Missing Types movement by removing the A’s, B’s and O’s, the main blood groups, from signage, websites and public-facing platforms. The goal of Missing Types is to get people to take notice and take action by donating blood.

Glencoe Community Blood Drive July 11

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 Celebrating the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is about the patriots who risked everything to establish a new nation based on life, liberty and equality. And on this anniversary of our nation’s independence, there’s no better time to honor those who continue to defend and serve this great country.

Silent protest from a tree stump perch

I was sitting alone in my lawn chair on my tree stump as the Glencoe Days parade passed a half a block away. It was my silent protest of the city’s latest efforts to beautify my area by sending in a bunch of lumberjacks to “clear cut” the nearby neighborhood trees.
To those who have never heard of clear cutting, just head to northern Minnesota’s logging country and you will find areas in the forests that have nary a tree standing. That, folks, is a clear cut.

July 4th is a time to celebrate

On July 4, 1776, 242 years ago, our founding fathers laid out a plan for a new nation, free from the contraints of a monarchy. A nation that was to be a democracy. The Declaration of Independence declared the orginal 13 colonies soveriegn states, taking the first steps at the formation of The United States of America.
Much has happened in the last 242 years and many times we forget the importance of the declaration of independence. There still many places in the world that don’t experience the freedoms that are easy to take for granted.

Rice Companies buys Gosewisch Construction

Rice Companies recently announced the purchase of Mankato-based Gosewisch Construction, one of south central Minnesota’s leading family-owned, design/build general contractors.
“The addition of Gosewisch and its team will help Rice Companies expand our services and better serve our customers in southern Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota,” said Chris Rice, chief executive officer and president.

Lions announce pedal pull winners

The Glencoe Lions Club has announced the winners of the kids pedal tractor pull that it hosted in conjunction with Glencoe Days on Saturday, June 23:
Age 4 — Drew Echurtz, Lester Prairie, first; Mason Ortloff, Glencoe, second; and Nolan Johnson, Kindred, third.
Age 5 — Travis Neubarth, Norwood Young America, first; Grant Schauer, Glencoe, second; and Caylee Weidendorf, Glencoe, third.
Age 6 — Calvin Steen, Plato, first; Clara Willcox, Glencoe, second; and Jackson Good, Glencoe, third.

Contestants sought for county fair talent show

Singers, musicians, comedians and entertainers of every age are welcome and encouraged to put their talents before a live audience by taking part in the 39th annual talent contest at the McLeod County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 19. The contest is in the North Corporate Tent at noon.
Prizes are awarded to the top three winners of each category: Pre-teen, Teen and Open Division. First-place winners at the county fair level in each division advance to the Minnesota State Fair, which runs Aug. 23 through Labor Day, Sept. 3.