November 11th, 2015

Schuft named VP, president

Jordan Schuft of Glencoe was named the Vice President for the Society for Leadership and Success Club (Sigma Alpha Pi) at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. He was also named the President of the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee. Schuft is a senior accounting and finance major with concentrations in corporate finance financial planning and investments. 

Glencoe student is admin

Kevin Riemenschneider of Glencoe was named the administrative assistant for the History Club at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. Riemenschneider is the son of Terry and Marian Riemenschneider. He is a senior history major at SMSU. 

Gordon Gilbert Wroge, 95, of NYA

Gordon G. Wroge, 95, of Norwood Young America, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.
Casket bearers were John Gramith, Warren Tester, Jim Klancke, Clint Hatlestad, Randy Wroge and Ron Oelfke.
Interment was in the church cemetery.

Colleen Mary Smyth, 57, Indianapolis

Colleen Mary Smyth, 57, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died Oct. 21, 2015.
She was born Sept. 8, 1958, and grew up in the Lester Prairie area. She graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Winsted, then the University of Minnesota.

Velda Quandt, 83, of Buffalo Lake

Velda Quandt, 83, of Buffalo Lake, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando with the Rev. Aaron Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Eileen Erna Moehring, 90, of Biscay

Eileen Erna (Rannow) Moehring, 90, of Biscay, went to join Glen and the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at the Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. John’s Church in Hassan Valley Township, Biscay, with the Rev. Robert Taylor officiating. Mary Huebert was the organist. Soloist David Sanken sang “Amazing Grace.”

Jerry Martin, 79, of Glencoe

Jerry Martin, 79, of Glencoe, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at his home.
Family memorial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, with the Rev. Robert Taylor officiating. Mary Huebert was the pianist. Soloist Wanda Litzau sang “Just as I Am.”
Interment was in the First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.

Silver Lake American Legion hosts Veterans Day banquet

Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 had its annual Veterans Day banquet Saturday, Nov. 7.
The guest speaker was Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Yurek, who entertained with his stories of growing up and always wanting to serve his country, his adventures as a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief, duty in Iraq with the unmanned drone program, and then his current position as a National Guard recruiter in the Hutchinson.

Brownton City Council reviews sample assessments for project

The Brownton City Council reviewed sample assessments for its proposed 2016-17 street and utility project at its Tuesday, Nov. 3, meeting.
The city is proposing up to $8 million in improvements to its streets, water, storm sewer and sanitary sewer systems.

Cross County season ends at state meet