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November 12th, 2014

‘Shrek’ opens Thursday night

Glencoe-Silver Lake High School opens its fall musical production of “Shrek” this Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the GSL High School Auditorium.
The musical, based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation motion picture and the book by William Steig, is centered around Shrek, an irritable green ogre, who loves the solitude in his swamp and finds his life interrupted when an abundance of fairytale characters are exiled there by Lord Farquaad.

Incumbents keep township offices

Seven of McLeod County’s 14 townships held their annual elections in conjunction with the Nov. 4 general election. All had open supervisor seats on the ballots, while others also had either treasurer or clerk positions open. Results included:

Concerns raised about county’s first attempt at prime-and-seal work

McLeod County’s first try at a prime-and-seal road project may need some fixing up, the County Board heard at its Nov. 4 meeting.
The county used funds generated by its wheelage tax to use the prime-and-seal method to provide a blacktop-like surface on Tagus Avenue, west of Lake Marion.
Pete Maiers, chairman of the Collins Township Board of Supervisors, said residents were disappointed with the results.
Maiers said he rode with the construction crew during the application, and the result was an inconsistent surface with ruts.

Winter roars in like a lion

GSL students collect steel

Lions clubs donate dictionaries

November 10th

Sheriff's office issues missing person alert

The McLeod County Sheriff's Office has issued a missing person bulletin for Troy Anthony Hallstrom, 52, who has been missing since Oct. 4.

His vehicle was found in Belle Plaine between Oct. 16 and 18, parked in the area of Walnut Street (Highway 25) and Forrest Street. A person matching Hallstrom's description was seen leaving the vehicle and riding off on a bicycle. Hallstrom often wears camouflage and hunts in the river bottom around the Belle Plaine Area.

November 5th

Betty Ann Smith, 68, of Glencoe

Betty Ann (Cohrs) Smith, 68, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Care Long-Term Care.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 1, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
The Rev. Ronald Mathison officiated. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Lawrence Biermann sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Jesus Loves Me,” “Abide With Me,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Lift High the Cross.”

Mildred J. Buske, 96, of Hutchinson

Mildred Josephine Buske, 96, of Hutchinson, formerly of Silver Lake, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Senior Care Center in Windcrest, Texas.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 29, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hutchinson. The Rev. Cindy Mueller officiated.
Sharon Barton was the organist. Soloist Brian Brosz sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “A Closer Walk With Thee” and “Shall We Gather at the River.”

Marcile Violet Arlt, 88, of Glencoe

Marcile Violet (Schmidt) Arlt, 88, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
The Rev. James Gomez officiated at the service. Hymns were “Old Rugged Cross” and “In the Garden.”
Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.