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June 12th, 2014

Stewartfest set for June 21-22

Stewartfest will be celebrated Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, in Stewart.
Events have been rearranged to make the former three-day celebration fit into two days.
Activities get under way early Saturday, with an 8 a.m. start for both the annual softball tournament (call 320-848-2857 to register a team), and citywide garage sales.
The first clue for the medallion hunt, with a $250 prize sponsored by First Minnesota Bank, will be posted in the city park at 10 a.m.

John Lipke to run for Legislature

Late Tuesday, June 3, John Lipke of Stewart, DFL, filed as a challenger to District 18B state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe.
In the other state House race, District 18A state Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, will square off against Steve Schiroo of Cokato and formerly of Glencoe.
Both county commissioner races will be contested, District 2 Commissioner Kermit Terlinden of Glencoe is being challenged by Douglas Krueger.

May 16th

Stewart receives favorable bids on proposed street, utility work

The Stewart City Council received favorable bids for its proposed utility and surface improvements to East and Martha streets Monday night.
Engineer Andy Kehren of Bolton & Menk said four bids were received for the work, with the apparent low bid from M.R. Paving & Excavating, Inc., of New Ulm at $165,928. The engineer’s estimate for the cost of the work was $173,500.

April 3rd

Robert Adams, 82, of Glencoe

Robert "Bob" Adams (husband of Lois), 82, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneaplis.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, April 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, and will continue one hour prior to the service at he church on Saturday.

April 2nd

Pamela Kay Templin, 49, of Stewart

Pamela Kay Templin, 49, of Stewart, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
A memorial service was held Monday, March 31, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating.
Robin Kruse was the organist and also sang “Amazing Grace.” The congregational hymns were “Just As I Am,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Honorary bearers were Kaleb Templin and Ella Templin. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Lori Barbara Siewert, 38, of Green Isle

Funeral services for Lori Barbara Siewert, 38, of Green Isle, were held Friday, March 28, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle. The Rev. Eric Rapp officiated.
Ms. Siewert died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington.
The organist was Julie Schwartz, and the soloist,  Diane Hoffman, sang “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “Beautiful Savior,”  “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Alvin Rudolph Schiroo, 79, Glencoe

Alvin Rudolph Schiroo, 79, of Glencoe, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care unit.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 1, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating.
Dawn Wolter was the organist, and the congregational hymns were “Beautiful Savior,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Amazing Grace” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

Gordon E. Tapper, 88, of Hutchinson

Funeral services for Gordon “Gordy” Eugene Tapper, 88, of Hutchinson, were held Monday, March 24, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. The Rev. Paulus Pilgrim officiated.
Mr. Tapper died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the Ecumen Oaks in Hutchinson.
Interment  was in the Monticello Riverside Cemetery in Monticello.  

Margaret Mary Parker, 79, of Glencoe

Margaret Mary “Muggs” (Beer) Parker, 79, of Glencoe, formerly of Le Center, was taken to her heavenly home March 18, 2014, in Lithia, Fla.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, March 31, at All Saints Catholic Church,  Lakeville.
Burial was in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Margaret Beer was born at home in Le Center on May 23, 1934, to Louis and Frances (Tambornino) Beer.  A graduate of Le Center High School, she went on to earn her bachelor of science degree in home economics at the University of Minnesota.

Lester Dana Lhotka, 86, of Silver Lake

Lester Dana Lhotka, 86, of Silver Lake, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at his residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, March 28,  at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
Inurnment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Honorary urn bearers will be his grandchildren, Tim Bauman, Kelly Bauman, Tyler Lhotka, Jasmine Lhotka, Justin Cleveland and Morgan Cleveland.
Mr. Lhotka was born June 19, 1927, on the family farm in Rich Valley Township, to Dana and Christina (Friauf) Lhotka.