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September 23rd, 2015

Brownton chosen for solar program

Brownton has been named one of four initial communities for an educational solar installation by the city’s wholesale electrical supplier, the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA), under the agency’s new Hometown Solar Grant Program. 

Stewart pursuing bypass road for Form-A-Feed truck traffic

The Stewart City Council will continue to pursue a possible bypass road on the north edge of the city to accommodate truck traffic to Form-A-Feed. Form-A-Feed is located on the northwest corner of the city.
The issue was discussed at the City Council’s Monday, Sept. 14, meeting.
The bypass road will run from County Road 7 on the east edge of the city somewhat parallel to the city’s North Street.

Elva A. Wendlandt, 92, of Brownton

Elva Adeline Wendlandt, 92, of Brownton, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at the Shade Tree Retirement Center in Brownton.

Roger W. Vorbeck, 78, of Glencoe

Roger Warren Vorbeck, 78, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “Here I Am, Lord,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Borning Cry.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace.”

City Council hears feasibility report on Armstrong project

A full crowd attended the regular Glencoe City Council meeting Monday night as the Council heard a feasibility report on the Armstrong Avenue project and the potential storm water pond in the cemetery. A public hearing will be held on Oct. 19 at 7:15 p.m. to further discuss the project.
Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH) engineer John Rodeberg presented the report to the Council.
The Armstrong Avenue project, the city’s 2016 improvement project, was originally developed alongside the Lincoln Park project, but was pushed back when the two projects became too big.

St. Matthew’s in Penn Township to close after 150 years of worship

The once-bustling St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township will host its last worship service Sunday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 a.m. The worship service will be followed by a free-will offering hot sandwich luncheon, with proceeds going toward a perpetual fund for the upkeep of the church cemetery.
David Pikal, the chairman of the church council, said the worship service will allow time for members, former members and others to share their memories.
Pikal said the church’s membership has dwindled to about 25 members in recent years.

Timothy Nussbaum, 23, Hutchinson

Timothy “Ribra” Steven Nussbaum, 23, of Hutchinson, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Hardin County, Iowa.
A celebration of life was held Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Oak Heights Covenant Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Todd Harris officiating.
Soloist Robert Scharpe sang “Go Rest High on That Mountain.” The congregational hymn was “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone).”

City Council, county commissioners discuss recycling bins location

McLeod County Commissioners Doug Krueger and Paul Wright joined the Glencoe City Council Monday night to discuss the recycling bins by the courthouse.
The city has asked the county to move the bins to a different spot that is not in the city’s downtown area. Both Mayor Randy Wilson and the Council have written letters to the county on the subject.

Lowell Virgil Nelson, 85, of Brownton

Lowell Virgil Nelson, 85, of Brownton, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at his home.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 17, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Eunice Warner was the organist. Soloist Rosine Hermodson-Olsen sang “Going Home.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Rock of Ages.”

Elmer H. Maass, 98, of Brownton

Elmer H. Maass, 98, of Brownton, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Norma Witte was the organist. Soloist Darwin Frauendienst sang “Beautiful Savior.” Congregational hymns were “Jesus, Lead Thou On,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Abide With Me.”