April 20th, 2016

Lindbergh Trail to be closed April 21-May 2

In conjunction with a city of Glencoe street reconstruction project, McLeod County Road 77 (Lindbergh Trail) will be closed from Chandler Avenue to a point approximately one-fourth mile west beginning Thursday, April 21, and will remain closed through Monday, May 2, according to the McLeod County Highway Department.

Lindbergh Trail runs east-west on the south edge of the Glencoe City Cemetery, on the west side of the city, parallel to Highway 212.

Mike Kokesch, 63, of Brownton

Mike Kokesch, 63, of Brownton, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his home.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m., at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. The Rev. Jerry Meidl will officiate. Soloists will be Bobbi Ludewig and Patti Cogley. Musical selections will be “Go Rest High on That Mountain,” “Angels Among Us” and “Fly Like a Bird.”

Vernon W. Dressel, 91, Hutchinson

Vernon Walter Dressel, 91, of Hutchinson, died Monday, April 11, 2016, at Woodstone Senior Living in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 15, at Vineyard United Methodist Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Deb Walkes officiating. Kay Hayden was the organist. Soloist Bonnie Baumetz sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “The Garden” and “Amazing Grace.” Rick Reiner offered the eulogy, and Roger Klinghagen was the reader.

Rallying around a cause

It may start with a tragic event: a woman is killed by an automobile while bicycling, and her family arranges a 5K run to bring awareness to the ever-increasing problem of distracted driving.
Or it may start with a rash of news stories, stories about about peace officers being hurt or killed while in the service of protecting the citizen. And, in response, a Lake Marion woman rallies people from across the county to plan a fun night for residents and the peace officers who serve and protect them.

Phifer was a great community leader

I was deeply sadden by the passing of Noel Phifer, 90, last week. It was a loss of another great community leader, who helped shape generations of people through his work as a school teacher and administrator as well as a mentor and community volunteer. His involvement in the community and throughout the area indicates a lengthy list of accomplishments.

Time for a moratorium on new trails in the county

To the Editor:

Transgenderism is taught in classrooms

To the Editor:
This is a warning to all Minnesota school districts. Transgender ideology is being taught by LGBT activists under the banner of “safe schools” and “bullying prevention” and your school could be next. The real bullies are the gender radical trainers who are forcing this transgender training on K-12 teachers all around the country.

Some have difficulty paying assessments

To the Editor:
Residents of Armstrong Avenue are assessed or charged 20 percent for the improvements on the avenue. Some of the households are having a difficult time paying the assessments. Is that not what state aid is for? Is that not what our representatives are elected for?  
Jerry Belcher

GSL improving facilities and programs

To the Editor:
If you have been by the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) High School and Lincoln Junior High campus recently, you have seen the construction fence around the work site. Things are starting to happen at GSL with the new building addition. In the next few weeks, you will start to see the ground work and eventually the precast walls going up. There will be a lot going on around school.

Important information for next blood drive

To the Editor:
I forward two important items of information from the American Red Cross (ARC) for the upcoming Glencoe Community Blood Drive next Wednesday, April 27, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center.