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September 16th, 2015

Daughter born to couple

Heather Langness and Cody Creech of Gaylord announce the birth of their daughter, Aubree Mae Schauer, born Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Aubree weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She joins brother Noah James Schauer. Grandparents are Christy Koenig and Angyelile Kantolile of Gibbon, Chris and Julie Langness of Cosmos, Rachelle Creech and Shawn Keyser of Le Sueur and Jessie Schauer and Joni Reed of Arlington. 

Son born to Buckentins

Elizabeth and Christopher Buckentin of Brownton announce the birth of their son, Maverick Joel Buckentin, born Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Maverick weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 201⁄4 inches long. He is welcomed home by brother August Buckentin. Grandparents are Joel and Deb Kampa of Kimball and Alan and Karen Buckentin of Brownton. 

Baby girl for Baumann family

Carmen and Ryan Baumann of Lester Prairie announce the birth of their daughter, Addalyn James Baumann, born Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Addalyn weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 211⁄2 inches long. Grandparents are Jerry Hoese of Lester Prairie, Lynn Norby of Cokato and Mike and Beth Baumann of Mayer.

Daughter born to Hess family

Kandi and Cody Hess of Plato announce the birth of  their daughter, Evelyn Grace Hess, born Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Evelyn weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long at birth. 

St. John’s celebrates its big 150th

After 150 years, St. John’s Church in Biscay has a lot to celebrate. The church held a special polka service and lunch on Sunday, Sept. 13 for its 150th anniversary.
The church has a long history that began in 1865, when a congregation came together to form what was then called the First Lutheran Church and Society of Glendale. At that time, services were held in the home of Philip Block and then at a school just two miles from the current church building. 

City of Stewart will consult with attorney on validity of vote

Was the Stewart City Council’s vote to adopt a rental inspection ordinance legal?
That’s the question it will pose to its city attorney after the ordinance continued to be a bone of contention among Council members Monday night.
The City Council tabled two requests regarding the ordinance until it can clarify whether it legally adopted an ordinance over a year ago.

Scott Shaul, 65, of Glencoe

Scott Shaul, 65, of Glencoe, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 4, at St. Mary’s Care Center Chapel in Winsted with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating.
Scott Shaul was born June 20, 1950, in Superior, Wisconsin.

Eileen Mary Lentsch, 95, of Glencoe

Eileen Mary Lentsch, 95, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

Vikings looking to build a ‘magnet’

Are we the only ones who find it ironic that the Minnesota Vikings, who coaxed state taxpayers into building them a new stadium, are now looking to build a “destination development” in Eagan?
It was recently announced that the Vikings have a purchase agreement on 194 acres in Eagan, on which they intend to build a new Winter Park practice facility. It also was announced that the Vikings want to build a “magnet” around that facility, including a 10,000-seat stadium, a hotel, and a conference and event center.

I’m an elite runner, if the weather is ideal

I’m an elite runner.
And by elite, I don’t mean that I’m outstanding runner. It means I only run when conditions are perfect: no rain, low humidity, low dew point, a whisper of a breeze and temperatures preferrably in the mid to upper 50s.
The last week of August and the first week of September were less than ideal. In fact, they came no where close to meeting my standards. It was hot and humid.