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August 19th, 2015

Practice makes perfect

August 14th

McLeod County deputy will not face charges in NYA shooting

The Carver County Attorney's office announced today (Friday) that it will not file any criminal charges against McLeod County Deputy Matthew Wyatt, who shot a man in the arm outside the Kwik Trip in Norwood Young America April 17.

A statement from the attorney's office said that "after a thorough and independent investigation, it became clear that no reasonable person could conclude under these circumstances the police officer was not justified under Minnesoa law in shooting the individual."

August 13th

Driver faces charges in fatal accident

The driver of a vehicle that struck and killed 40-year-old bicyclist Penny Verdeck of Glencoe on April 26 is facing three criminal charges in connection to the accident.
Emily Louise Givens, 25, of Prior Lake, has been charged in McLeod County District Court with a felony count of vehicular homicide resulting in death, a misdemeanor count of careless driving and a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a wireless communication device while driving.

Givens will make her first court appearance Monday, Aug. 31, before Judge Terrence Conkel.

August 12th

27 Silver Lake senior citizens met on Aug. 10

The Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club met Monday, Aug. 10, with 27 regular members present and two new members, Tina Dolezal and Father Paul Schumacher.
August birthdays: Bernie Kaczmarek, Richard Kosek, LeRoy Penas and Ron Mickolichek.
August anniversaries: Huebert and Margaret Schermann, 56 years.
Get well cards were sent to Gary Kaczmarek, Donald Benz, Aggie Fiecke and Father Paul Schumacher.

20 Brownton seniors met on Monday

wenty Brownton senior citizens met Monday, Aug. 10, at the Brownton Community Center.
Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners — 500, Gladys Rickert, first, and Norma Albrecht, second; pinochle, Ruby Streich, first, and Ordell Klucas, second; and sheephead, Elmer Maass, first, and Lil Lindeman, second.
Ordella Schmidt won the door prize. Deloris Rennecke served refreshments.

Brownton Lions name pedal pull winners

The Brownton Lions Club hosted a kids’ pedal-tractor pull Friday night in conjunction with its annual corn feed. Fifty-four pullers competed in eight age categories. Placing were, by age category:
4-year-olds: Annelise Zipf, Brownton, first; Eloise Guhl, West Branch, second; and Owen Conklin, Glencoe, third.
5-year-olds: Leyton Yerks, Brownton, first; Charlie Nelson, Brownton, second; and Ty Winterfeldt, Brownton, third.

Brownton City Council rescinds decisions on carports, utilities, rental

The Brownton City Council spent a good chunk of a well-over-3-hour Aug. 4 meeting changing decisions it had made at its July meeting.
Those decisions were made in regard to providing water and sewer service to a property outside the city limits, the use of canvas carports and the renting of the community center to a group that wants to conduct religious services there.
Utility services

City of Brownton slowly adding to general fund cash reserves

The city of Brownton’s cash position is a “bit on the low side,” but is slowly building back up after capital expenditures made in 2011.
Paul Harvego of Conway, Dueth & Schmiesing (CDS) presented the 2014 audit report at the City Council’s Aug. 4 meeting.

Stewart City Council declines to purchase a street sweeper

The Stewart City Council decided not to purchase a newer street sweeper at its meeting Monday night.
City maintenance supervisor Matt Maiers said the city’s current sweeper, a 1991 Elgin Pelican, needs about $4,500 in repair, and presented quotes on four newer, but used, sweepers. The quotes ranged from $32,000 to $37,500.

Daughter for Cronin, Berres

Valerie Cronin and Mathew Berres Jr. of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Kathryn Berres, born Aug. 7, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Avery weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Ruth and Robert Cronin of Virginia and Alice Berres of Benson.