August 10th, 2016

Winsted man faces charges in Saturday vehicle accident

A Winsted man is facing charges of criminal vehicular operation and driving while intoxicated after a two-vehicle accident near Winsted late Saturday afternoon.
The accident was reported at 4:24 p.m., and occurred in the area of 230th Street and Cable Avenue, southwest of Winsted.
Arrested was Jacob Krueger, 30, of Winsted.

CenterPoint awards grant to city of Glencoe for signs

CenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant Program awards grants to local communities to fund safety-related equipment and projects. The company recently awarded the city of Glencoe a $2,500 grant for solar-powered rapid flashing beacons for pedestrian signs that will be used to serve the community.

Glencoe to be featured at county fair

The 144th annual McLeod County Fair will open Wednesday, Aug. 17, and run through Sunday, Aug. 21.
Each day has a theme, and the Friday, Aug. 19, theme is “Celebrating Community,” with Glencoe as the featured community this year.

City of Brownton still trying to nail down funding for project

Two years after initiating a comprehensive street and utility project, the city of Brownton is still struggling to nail down the financing.
John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s engineering consultant, told the City Council Aug. 2 that Rural Development has yet to approve the city’s application for funding.
“We were thinking we’d be doing it (construction) a year ago,” said Rodeberg. “And here we sit, and we still don’t have an agreement with Rural Development.”

Officers seek driver who fled after vehicle pursuit

The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman who fled on foot after a vehicle pursuit that started shortly after midnight on Sunday, Aug. 7.
The sheriff’s office is seeking information on the whereabouts of the alleged driver, Jacqueline Rodriguez, 22, of Gaylord.

Sophia Dwyer, 91, formerly of Stewart

Sophia Dwyer, 91, of Glencoe, formerly of Stewart, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart. The Rev. Mahlon Bekedam will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Alice Grunewaldt, 104, of Winthrop

Alice Grunewaldt, 104, of Winthrop, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
The funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton, with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Vicki Herrmann will be the organist. Soloist Darwin Frauendienst will sing “Asleep in Jesus” and “Children of the Heavenly Father.” Congregational hymns are “Just As I Am” and “Nearer, My God, to Thee.”

Elmer A. Schmidt, 80, of Watertown

Elmer Arthur Schmidt, 80, of Watertown, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
A memorial service is set for Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m., at Watertown Evangelical Free Church. A gathering of family and friends is set for Thursday, Aug. 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., prior to the service at the church. A private inurnment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Renae Lois Jensen, 73, of Glencoe

Renae Lois Jensen, 73, of Glencoe, died Saturday, July 30, 2016, at her home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Jan Heins was the organist. Kay and Bonnie Young sang “Amazing Grace.”  Soloist Carrie Knott sang “When Peace, Like a River” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Beautiful Savior” and “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”

Rev. Edward Ardolf, 79, of Nicollet

The Rev. Edward Ardolf, 79, of Nicollet, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Aug. 5, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet with the Most Rev. John M. LeVoir officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Edward Joseph Ardolf was born July 20, 1937, in Silver Lake, to Albert P. and Cecelia (Pavlish) Ardolf. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1955. He attended St. Paul Seminary and was ordained in 1964.