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August 20th, 2014

Evonne Helen Mueller, 70, of Glencoe

Evonne Helen (Lange) Mueller, 70, of Glencoe, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, with loved ones by her side.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 14, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating.
Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say,” “Be Still, My Soul,” “Lord of All Hopefulness” and “Amazing Grace.” The cemetery hymn was “Jesus Loves Me.”

Dorothy Streich, 84, of Madison Lake

Dorothy “Dotsy” Ann Streich, age 84, of Madison Lake, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Sand Prairie Assisted Living in St Peter.
Mrs. Streich was born Oct. 4, 1929, to Eldon and Garnet (Julius) Frank. She graduated from Fairfax High School.
On Jan. 6, 1948, she married August “Augie” Streich.  Their life together found them living in Minnesota, Arizona and California. Dotsy and Augie Streich enjoyed many friends and their family.

Roger E. Peterson, 83, of Hutchinson

Roger Earl Peterson, 83, of Hutchinson, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Hutchinson Health.
A gathering of family and friends was held Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.
Roger Earl Peterson was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Hutchinson, the son of Emil and Edna (Hanson) Peterson. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith as a youth at Faith Lutheran Church (formerly Main Street Lutheran Church) in Hutchinson. He was educated in Hutchinson and a graduate of the Hutchinson High School class of 1948.

Engelmann Dairy named county farm family of the year

Roger and Peggy Engelmann and their 15 employees manage a 550-head dairy herd, run over 3,500 acres of cropland and help their sons with their 1,200 cows at another farm near Waverly, as well as a heifer facility east of Winsted.
But Roger Engelmann said he doesn’t feel like he works too hard.
“What’s that saying? If you love your job it isn’t work? Something like that,” said Roger Engelmann. “I really enjoy what I do.”

5 file for GSL Board; municipal filings close

Five candidates will compete for three seats on the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board, as filings for candidacy closed Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m.
All three incumbents filed for re-election — Clark Christianson, Jason Lindeman and Anne Twiss. Also filing were former GSL School Board Member Gary Schreifels, and Pat Fogarty.
Christianson, Twiss and Schreifels are all from Glencoe. Lindeman lives near Brownton, while Fogarty is a Silver Lake resident, where he currently serves on the Silver Lake City Council.

From wastewater to de-icer

You may have made a brine for your Thanksgiving turkey, but what about deicing your driveway?
The Glencoe City Council heard a proposal by Karen Cavett, of Short Elliot and Hendrickson (SEH), to turn the brine from the city’s wastewater into a solution to de-ice streets and help with dust control for gravel alleys.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has set a standard for how much chloride can be in wastewater. Preliminary reports indicate that Glencoe’s rates of chloride in the wastewater exceed the 234 milligrams per liter standard.

Christensen, Nagel advance in District 5 commissioner race

The ballot has been set for McLeod County’s District 5 Commissioner race and the city of Hutchinson’s mayoral tilt as the result of the Aug. 12 primary election.
Jon Christensen, incumbent District 5 county commissioner, and Hutchinson resident Joe Nagel will face off for the seat on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Challenger Bill Hard of rural Hutchinson was eliminated from the field.
Christensen received 319 votes of the total 770 cast, for 41.43 percent. Nagel captured 234 votes, 30.39 percent, while Hard garnered 217 votes, 28.18 percent.

August 13th

Bee keepers visit Cedar Crest Estate

Stewart Night Out

Honored for service