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August 12th, 2015

Son born to Nicholsons

Tashia and Devin Nicholson of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Everett Dallas Nicholson, born Aug. 3, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Everett weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He joins his siblings Norah and Iris. Grandparents are Dallas and Christine Smid of Litchfield, Carol and Brad Eggersgluess of Glencoe and Alan and Carla Nicholson of Ellendale. 

Girl for Galvan, Burkstrand

Alexi Galvan and Derrick Burkstrand of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Fayth Everlie Burkstrand, born Aug. 2, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Fayth weighed 10 pounds and was 22 inches long. She joins siblings Nevaeha, Gracie and Jaycee. Grandparents are Angela Lenz of Hutchinson, Holly Reyes of Glencoe and Jaun Herrera of Glencoe. 

Stepien family welcomes boy

Stacia and John Stepien of Arlington announce the birth of their son, Ty Lawrence Stepien, born Aug. 1, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Ty weighed 9 pounds and was 211⁄2 inches long. He is welcomed home by sibling Reed. Grandparents are Kurt and Laurie Becker of Gaylord and Bob and Clarine Stepien of Glencoe. 

Baby girl born to Ulrich family

Heidi and Andrew Ulrich of Litchfield announce the birth of their daughter, Eliza Michelle Ulrich, born July 31, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Eliza weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She joins sister Evelyn Ulrich. Grandparents are Steven and Deborah Ulrich of Hutchinson and Larry and Kristin Doerr of Buffalo Lake. 

Alsleben receives NMB scholarship

Ashley Alsleben, daughter of Brian and Michelle Alsleben, was awarded National Mutual Benefit’s National Volunteer Service Scholarship. 
This scholarship recognizes volunteer action in a student’s community or school, and honors those dedicated to learning, as well as serving others. Alsleben has spent numerous hours helping others and improving her community. She started volunteering at the age of 12.

MITGI is finalist for manufacturing award

Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding, Inc., (MITGI), located in Hutchinson, has been named a finalist for the Minnesota Business magazine 2015 Manufacturing Awards in the Image award category.  Recognizing excellence in Minnesota manufacturing, the Image award honors an organization for working to improve the industry’s image and the appeal of careers in manufacturing. 

Shalom Baptist Church, Hutch, changes name

This August, Shalom Baptist Church in Hutchinson will be re-introduced to the community with a new name, CrossPoint Church and, as many have seen by driving alongside School Road Southwest, an expansion to the church building.
The church recognized that the new building project provided an opportunity to reintroduce itself to Hutchinson and the surrounding area. 

Hutchinson Health welcomes new doctor

As Hutchinson Health’s newest family physician, Dr. Zhi Halbach is looking forward to listening to patients’ needs and providing trustworthy advice for a broad spectrum of health issues.
Halbach is originally from Chaska, and is joining Hutchinson Health after completing her residency at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Pennsylvania. 

Milton J. Totusek, 89, of Silver Lake

Milton John Totusek, 89, of Silver Lake, died Friday, July 31, 2015, at Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m., at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. The Rev. Paul Baker will officiate. A time of gathering will be held Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Orvel Henry Tessmer, 92, of Stewart

Orvel Tessmer, 92, of Stewart, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Aug. 12, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Adline Kottke was the organist. Special music was provided by Carol Ann Maiers, Ruth Wagner and Lori Bleck. The urn bearer was grandson Craig Tessmer, and his grandchildren were honorary urn bearers. Interment was in the church cemetery.