April 1st, 2015

Son born to Hutch couple

Pamela Huffman and Jeffrey Havelka of Hutchinson announce the arrival of a son, Logan Paul Havelka, born Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Logan weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches in length at birth. He joins a brother, Brayden. Grandparents are Joe and Marlene Huffman of Hutchinson and Donald and Marlene Havelka of Glencoe.

Son born to NYA couple

Casper Casey and Cassandra Brinkmann of Norwood Young America (NYA) announce the birth of a son, Jaxson Newton Casey, born Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jaxson weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long at birth. Siblings are Dallas Casey and Trevor and Hunter Arredondo. Grandparents are Darcy (Kiel) Braun of Norwood Young America, Carl Brinkmann of Little Rock, Ark., and Bev Hullstrom and Tom Casey, both of Glencoe.

School bond vote will soon be upon us

Spring in Minnesota seems to come slowly and in fits and starts, with a couple of warm-weather days sandwiched by late-season snow storms.
So perhaps it should be no surprise that many residents chose to be out and about in Monday evening’s lovely spring weather rather than in a school cafeteria taking in a presentation on the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s proposed $24 million building project.
The forum, the first by the school district, drew just three residents, a couple of school board members and a reporter.

What will happen to Helen Baker?

To the Editor:
Several people have asked me, “What are you going to do with Helen Baker if the vote is successful?” The answer is the district will try to sell the building, and any dollars that are collected will go directly toward offsetting the cost of the bond.

All these ‘buddies’ keep tagging along

I am currently on a long journey in pursuit of that elusive pound.
You know the one. That pound that shows up on your bathroom scale one day, and the next time it’s gone. But the following week the pound has returned … with a buddy. The week after, the pound disappears again but two more buddies arrive.
Using rudimentary math, it indicates you are gaining too many “buddies.”
Anyone who claims it is easy to take pounds off once they become attached either has never dieted or has a metabolism of an Ethiopian long-distance runner.

Fatal accident near Lester Prairie

One person was killed this morning and another injured in a three-vehicle accident on Highway 7 near Lester Prairie.

The name of the deceased individual will be released at 6 p.m. today. Injured and taken to Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia was Jamie L. Helmbrecht, 35, of Silver Lake.

Building project outlined at forum

Glencoe-Silver Lake’s first public forum regarding its proposed building bond had a slim turnout Monday evening — three residents, two school board members and a reporter.
Nevertheless, Superintendent Chris Sonju and Business Manager Michelle Sander explained the estimated $24 million project — slated to be on a May 12 ballot — which includes plans to close Helen Baker Elementary School in Glencoe and add on to the high school and junior high school campus.

Putting it all together

Clarence and Melinda Mickolichek of Silver Lake both spend a great deal of their spare time piecing things together — just not the same things.
Clarence puts together jigsaw puzzles. He recently put together a really big puzzle — over 32,000 pieces — the largest commercially made puzzle available.
Melinda, on the other hand, is the publicity chairman of the Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary, and each year comprises a press book of newspaper clippings, photographs and other documents of the Legion’s and Auxiliary’s activities.

Secretary of State visits McLeod Co-op Power

The Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office is best known as the governing body of state elections, but most of its business is, well, really business.
Secretary of State Steve Simon stopped at McLeod Cooperative Power Association Monday morning to talk business.
Simon said the cooperative was chosen because it was the oldest registered business in Glencoe, having filed its original papers on Oct. 18, 1934.
In 1934, Simon added, average rent for a home was $20 a month, the average income was $1,600 a year, and a house cost an average of $5,900.

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