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August 13th, 2014

Stewart Night Out

Honored for service

August 8th

Roger E. Peterson, 83, of Hutchinson

Roger E. Peterson, 83, of Hutchinson, husband of Elna Peterson, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Hutchinson.

A gathering of family and friends is set for Thursday, Aug. 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson.

An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.

August 7th

2 file for Stewart City Council seats

Two candidates have filed for election to seats on the Stewart City Council, according to City Clerk Ronda Huls.

Chuck Kruggel filed on Wednesday, Aug. 6, and Kevin Masrud filed Thursday.

There are two council seats for four-year terms up for election on the Nov. 4 ballot. Also up for election is the two-year mayor term.

Council members who terms will expire this year are Cindy Merrell and Mike Knox, as well as Mayor Jason Peirce.

August 6th

Music in the Park

Fouquettes named as ’14-15 grand marshals

Cory and Cyndi Fouquette are still “surprised” to be named the 2014-15 Pola-Czesky grand marshals, though they were told of the honor over a week ago.
The Fouquettes moved to Silver Lake from California in 1993, and in 2000, they moved back to California for a couple of years, but returned to the area in 2002 and currently reside in Hutchinson, but have always felt welcome in Silver Lake though they consider themselves “imports.”
Cory is a Cold Spring native and ended up in San Diego, Calif., through the U.S. Navy, where he met Cyndi.

Marlene F. Graupman, 77, of Chaska

Marlene Fay Graupmann, 77, of Chaska, formerly of Hamburg, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Auburn Manor Home in Chaska.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 31, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. The Rev. Donald Andrix officiated.
The organist was Cheryl Andrix, and special music was “The Lord’s Prayer” by soloist Todd Bentz, and “What A Wonderful World.” Congregational hymns were “Lift High the Cross” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

‘Human foosball’ to anchor BARK activities Saturday in Brownton

Wednesday evening, July 30, a group of friends gathered at the Mark and Lori Cacka home in Brownton to try out the “human foosball” arena that will be used for Brownton Area Resources for Kids” annual fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Lori Cacka took a short video of the practice session and posted it on her Facebook page.
Since then it has gone viral.
At a most recent check Monday, Lori Cacka’s video has had 40,282 “shares.”

July 30th

Corn feed, BARK Day on tap in Brownton

The weekend of Aug. 8-10 will be a busy one for Brownton, with the Brownton Lions Club annual corn feed Friday night, Aug. 8, the Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) day Saturday, Aug. 9, and the Region 7C amateur baseball tournament all weekend.
The Brownton Lions Club’s annual corn feed will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brownton Community Center. The meal includes sweet corn, hodt dogs, baked beans, potato chips, milk and coffee.

July 23rd

'Al luck' strikes again

I just might be the luckiest person in the world.
Only hours after finishing last week’s column about the reliable ol’ Jeep, I headed out to the parking lot after the end of a long work day to find my Jeep didn’t start.
I tilted my head back in frustration and let out a big sigh before panic set in. I was supposed to meet my cousin Tina in Hanover for dinner at 6 p.m. and was already running late.