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October 21st, 2014

Storyteller visits Brownton library

Raymond C. Rettig, 86, of Winthrop

Raymond Rettig, 86, of Winthrop, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with the Rev. Paul Tessmer officiating.
Vicki Kiecker was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Abide With Me,” “Softly and Tenderly,” “Jesus Loves Me” and “Take My Life and Let It Be.”

Edmund Snegosky, 83, Lester Prairie

Edmund G. Snegosky, 83, of Lester Prairie, died at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Home in Howard Lake on Oct. 17, 2014.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
Ed Snegosky was born June 18, 1931, to Louis and Martha (Bugnon) Snegosky in Winsted Township, McLeod County. He farmed near Lester Prairie for many years. He truly enjoyed farming and also enjoyed working with his cattle.

Dennis R. Asplund, 71, Minnetonka

Dennis “Denny” Reginald Asplund, 71, of Minnetonka, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.
A celebration of life will be held Monday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m., at the Cliffs of Minnetonka - The Club Room (12300 Marion Lane).
Mr. Asplund was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Minneapolis, to Donald and Helen  (Theissen) Asplund.
Mr. Asplund was a kind and generous soul, with a great sense of humor and contagious laughter. He was the proud, second-generation owner of Asplund Coffee Company.

Girl born to Glencoe couple

Christopher Stone and Whitney Hanke of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Bria Grace Stone, on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Hutchinson Health. She weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 161⁄2 inches long. She is welcomed home by big sister Nora Aubrey Hanke. Grandparents are Kris and Wendy Sjogren of Glencoe and Mike Stone and Marleen Wyshock of Scranton, Pa.

Daughter for Nelson family

Megan and Erik Nelson of Brownton announce the birth of their daughter, Nora Marie, on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Nora weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long. She is welcomed home by siblings Charlie and Levi. Grandparents are Jim and Janet Kappers of Spring Valley and Duane and Mary Nelson of Winthrop. Great-grandparents are Irvin and Ester Evers of Wykoff and Vernon and Olive Hupf of Hampton.

Howk family welcomes son

Christina and Justin Howk of Arlington announce the birth of their son, Xavior Lynden, on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Xavior weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches in length. He is welcomed home by siblings Miguel Montes, Elonzo Montes and Gavin Howk. Grandparents are the late Robert and JoAnn Montes of Brownton, JoAnne Howk of New Ulm and Robin Howk of Pittsboro, N.C.

Rudy cast in UCM play

Sam Rudy, daughter of Mark and Deb Rudy of Glencoe, was a part of “The Wedding Singer” ensemble production at the University of Central Missouri (UCM). The UCM department of theatre presented the production on Oct. 8-12 in the Highlander Theatre. Rudy is a junior at UCM and a 2012 graduate of the Perpich Center for Arts Education.

Campaign tactics have been disappointing

What a disappointment the 2014 political campaign season has been. It seems we have reached a new low in our desire to assassinate the characters of our candidates.
Some television ads have become so vitrolic that stations are providing “truth tests” and “reality checks” so that voters can find out if the assertions put forth in these ads are truth or fiction, or can be found in some gray morass in between.

Sometimes you need to treat yourself

For the past couple of years or so, I’ve developed quite the Sunday evening ritual — I throw on my pink terry robe, pull my messy hair into a ponytail, scrub my face with soapy water and apply a green, avocado-oatmeal flavored clay mask before melting into my love seat with cold cucumber slices over my eyes and my feet submerged in a tub of hot water and epsom salt.