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February 16th, 2015

Glencoe City Council to meet Tuesday

Because of the Presidents Day holiday Monday, the Glencoe City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m., and will consider several agenda items, including a variance request from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to exceed height requirements on a new feed mill it is considering constructing; an update on the Denny's Barber Shop building, approval of cemetery board and library board members, a discussion of single-sort recycling, an update on the search for a new executive director for the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce, Highway 212 funding, and more.

February 13th

County Board to consider 5-year highway plan

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will consider a new five-year highway plan at its Feb. 17 meeting. The plan will cover the construction years of 2015 through 2019.

The board also will consider authorizing the letting o bids for the 2015 summer highway projects.

Also on the agenda will be a request to authorize the advertising of bids for the proposed jail renovation and courthouse security project, among several items.

The meeting is set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 9 a.m., in the commissioners' room in the lower level of the courthouse.

February 11th

Lauren Knorr, 6 months, Hutchinson

Lauren Emily Knorr, 6 months, of Hutchinson, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at the Tomah Memorial Hospital in Tomah, Wis.

Lyle M.C. Roepke, 82, of Hutchinson

Lyle Marlin Carl Roepke, 82, of Hutchinson, formerly of Stewart, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.

Thomas Richard Miller, 56, of Glencoe

Thomas “Tom” Richard Miller, 56, of Glencoe, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at his home.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 7, at Johnson McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Congregational hymns were “Rock of Ages” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” Interment was in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Glencoe.

Graduate from St. Cloud State

Two Glencoe students were among graduates from St. Cloud State University at the conclusion of the fall semester. Cody Becker earned a bachelor of science degree in finance and Kaitlyn Schroepfer earned a bachelor of elective studies in communication sciences and disorders.

Son born to Klitzke family

Brad and Nicole Klitzke of Chaska announce the arrival of a son, Barrett John Burton Klitzke, born Dec. 7, 2014, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Barrett weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 181⁄2 inches long. He joins siblings Myah and Hailey. Grandparents are Shirley and the late Burton Klitzke of Darwin and Kenneth and Christine Dodge of Eden Prairie. Great-grandparents are Joyce Schmidt of Glencoe and Jane Stephan of West St. Paul.

Daughter for Glencoe couple

Amber Earl and Nathan Skarhus of Glencoe announce the arrival of a daughter, Elizabeth Rose-Mary Skarhus, born Jan. 29, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. She joins a brother, Aaron Joseph-Alan Skarhus, age 2.

Named to U of St. Thomas list

Four Glencoe students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul — Kyler Anderson, Danielle Bielke, Louis Iacona and Shannon Twiss.

Clark named to dean’s list

Oakley Clark, a freshman at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, was named to the fall semester dean’s list. He is the son of Jerry and LeAnn Clark of Glencoe.