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August 19th, 2015

Loretta Hochsprung, 85, of Glencoe

Loretta Adeline Hochs-prung, 85, of Glencoe, formerly of Brownton, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Kay Wilson was the organist, and also was the soloist for “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “Rock of Ages” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

Michael P. Campa, 59, of Hutchinson

Michael Patrick Campa, 59, of Hutchinson, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at Hutchinson Health.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 13, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. John Pasche officiating. Paul Otte was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “The Lord is My Shepherd” and “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.”

Inattentive driving leads to tragedies

Charges were filed recently against a driver whose alleged inattention caused the death of a local woman.
The case has yet to be played out in court, but the criminal complaint alleges that the driver had received two text messages on her phone within a minute before reporting the accident, which claimed the life of a 40-year-old Glencoe woman.

I’ve come a long way, but not the right way

I’ve never considered myself directionally challenged … until now.
On our recent trip to Michigan and southwestern Ontario, my rusty navigational skills using an old atlas got us lost twice. And both times, I had to get out of the car and ask for directions. That, I believe by macho male standards, is embarrassing.
I’ve always been pretty good at directions. You know, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Standing with the early sun on your right, you are facing north. Cloudy days pose a slight problem, however.

Relay For Life appreciates all who participated

To the Editor:
On behalf of the Event Leadership Team, we would like to thank all who participated in the Relay For Life of McLeod County held Friday, Aug. 7, at Masonic West River Park.
Whether you were a participant of the Relay, a survivor of cancer, a caregiver, a corporate sponsor or private donor, a volunteer, or a community member visiting our event; you made it a night to remember. McLeod County should be proud; to date we have raised $111,000 towards our goal of $121,000!

Lot of people helped make Music Fest

To the Editor:
I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who helped make the Polka Lovers Klub of America 2015 Music Fest a huge success.
First, to all of you who attended; we had people from various states, including Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin; even a couple from Australia.
Dancers commented on the wonderful dance floor we have at the PlaMor Ballroom.

Iran treaty met its number-one objective

To the Editor:

City Council stands by decision regarding vendors at City Center

Monday night’s Glencoe City Council meeting saw an attempt to rescind the previous meeting’s motion to make the city the exclusive bar provider for the city center.
The motion was prompted by public input from Dubbs Grill and Bar owner Gene Moske. He said he felt making the city the only vendor went against the idea of the City Center as a way to support local businesses. He also said he was concerned with the way the city staff ran the bar equipment and felt they left it messy.

City supports proposed plan for archery range in Glencoe

The Glencoe Archery Club hopes to be shooting on a range in town in the near future. The club’s president, George Essen, presented the plan for an outdoor range to the Glencoe City Council at its regular meeting Monday night.
Council members voted to move ahead with the project and have City Attorney Jody Winters draft the necessary changes to the city ordinance.
The range will be located at the end of Ninth Street East near Pleasant Avenue North.

County Board selects construction management firm

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to hire Contegrity Group of Little Falls as its construction manager for the proposed jail expansion and courthouse security project.
Commissioner Sheldon Nies noted that the county had received four proposals for construction management services, and had pared that down to two for consideration at a workshop session — Contegrity Group and Kraus Anderson of Circle Pines.
Nies said two factors led him to believe that Contegrity Group was the best choice.