September 14th, 2016

Gibbon man hurt in 3-vehicle accident

A Gibbon man was injured in a three-vehicle accident in Hutchinson Wednesday, Sept. 7. The accident was reported at 4:09 p.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, two Ford pickups were stopped on Highway 15 at the South Grade Road intersection when a 2003 Jeep Liberty, driven by Jack R. Brueggemeier, 20, of New Germany, rear-ended one of the pickups, pushing it into the other pickup.

James S. Draeger, 78, of Glencoe

James S. Draeger, 78, of Glencoe, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Memorial services were held Thursday, Sept. 1, at the First Congregational Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Michael Fritz officiating. Lon Roach was the organist and Renae McKimm was the soloist. Interment was in the Glencoe City Cemetery.

Henry ‘Hank’ Pawlicki, 91, Silver Lake

Henry “Hank” Paul Pawlicki, 90, of Silver Lake, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at Cedar Crest Estate.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 9, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Amy Kylochko was the reader and Alice Nowak was the organist.
Casket bearers were Paul Schultz, Russel Schurmann, Randy Schurmann, Mark Schurmann, Dean Schurmann and Alan Mickolichek.
Interment with military rites was in the St. Adalbert Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Melvin Wolter, 93, of Lester Prairie

Melvin Albert George Wolter, 93, of Lester Prairie, died peacefully Sept. 2, 2016, at Waconia Good Samaritan Society in Waconia.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 6, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Travis Loeslie officiating. Nancy Buckentine was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Crown Him With Many Crowns,” “The Will of God is Always Best” and “All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night.” Dennis Wolter was the cross bearer.

Verna E. Polchow, 95, of Hutchinson

Verna E. Polchow, 95, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at Hutchinson Health.
The funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 2, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lynn Township, McLeod County, with the Rev. Eugene DeVries officiating. Marion Rick was the organist. Soloist Brian Rick sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus,” “Amazing Grace” and “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want.”

September 7th

Notice of Intent to Dissolve

Notice of Intent to Dissolve
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that CORNERSTONE COMMONS, LLC (the “Company”) is in the process of dissolution of the company authorized by its members, and a Notice of Intent to Dissolve has been filed with the Secretary of State of Minnesota on August 1, 2016. All claims against the Company must be submitted in writing to the following address within 90 days from the first date of publication of this notice:
Mulligan & Bjornnes, PLLP

McLeod County Notice

McLeod County
McLeod County, Minnesota will accept sealed Proposals on a Security/Surveillance project until 2:00 p.m. on September 30th, 2016 at the County Administration Office, 830 East 11th Street, Suite 10, Glencoe, MN  55336.
A mandatory Pre-Proposal meeting will be held at McLeod County North Complex Large Meeting Room, 2391 Hennepin Ave North, Glencoe, MN 55336 on September 16th at 10:00 a.m. CDT.
Request for Proposal materials may be obtained from Scott Grivna, 830 East 11th Street, Suite 10, Glencoe, MN 55336

County Board looks at consolidating 3 departments

The McLeod County Board declared its intent to merge the planning and zoning and environmental services departments with the solid waste department at a workshop Tuesday morning.
The conversation came as the County Board debated whether it should fill its currently vacant solid waste director position, or create a combined position to oversee all three departments, with coordinator positions for each of the departments under the supervision of the director.

County Board debates funding requests from library system, McLeod County Historical Society

The McLeod County Board debated requested increases in funding to the Pioneerland Library System and the McLeod County Historical Society at a Tuesday morning workshop.
The library system is asking for a 2 percent increase in funding. Commissioner Ron Shimanski, who sits on the Pioneerland Board of Directors, said that Pioneerland was hit with a hefty health insurance premium increase, and that was part of what is driving the requested increase.

County Board lukewarm to changing some elected officials to appointed heads

McLeod County commissioners had a lukewarm response to the idea of making some elected officials appointed department heads.
The topic was discussed at Tuesday morning’s workshop session.
County Administrator Pat Melvin presented a spreadsheet that shows that many counties have made the traditionally elected auditor, treasurer and recorder positions into appointed department heads.
Commissioner Ron Shimanski said the demands of those positions were much more than when they were created over a century ago.