August 2nd, 2017

Bringing awareness to suicide

3 injured in 3-vehicle crash on Highway 212

Three people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries following a three-vehicle accident on Highway 212 near Major Avenue Monday. The accident was reported at 5:09 p.m.

2 adults, 5 children hurt in single-vehicle accident

Two adults were taken by air ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and five children were taken to Hutchinson Health Hospital for treatment of minor injuries following a one-vehicle rollover west of Hutchinson Sunday.
According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, the accident was reported at 7:02 p.m. and occurred just east of Zane Avenue on 870th Street.

Diehn, Lynaugh organize Emotions in Motion walk

lington and Terri Lynaugh of Hutchinson are partnering with Minnesota-based nonprofit organization Suicide Awareness Voices Education (SAVE) to put on an Emotions in Motion Walk for Life event on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
Diehn and Lynaugh are both suicide survivors, which is a term used to describe those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Diehn lost her sister, Shelly Teubert, 43, on Jan. 21, 2017, and Lynaugh lost her sister, Tami (Beasley) Newcomb, 48, on Aug. 25, 2014.

Mission trip youths help others, grow themselves

Ten young people from First Congregational Church in Glencoe went away in June to help others, and came back as better people themselves.
The youths went to Kansas City, Kansas, June 25 to June 30, an area that included a wide diversity of people, in terms of both economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Kansas City spans the border of two counties.
“One of the counties is the poorest in the state, and it is right next to the wealthiest in the state,” said the Rev. Michael Fritz, who chaperoned the trip with Pam Gould.

Pola-Czesky Days starts Friday night

Silver Lake’s 48th annual Pola-Czesky Days celebration gets under way Friday evening with a wide variety of events and activities throughout the weekend.
Friday, Aug. 4 — Country Fried Grubers will perform from 5 pm. to 8 p.m. The famed toilet bowl races will get under way at 7 p.m. on Main Street near the auditorium. A street dance will follow the toilet bowl races until 12:30 a.m. with music by Double D’s.

County to consider lifting load limit for gravel pit near Glencoe

The McLeod County Planning Commission is recommending that the McLeod County Board of Commissioners lift a truck limit imposed on a gravel mining conditional use permit held by Northern Lines Contracting, which is operating a gravel pit on property owned by Huepenbecker Land Holding Co., LLC, just east of Midwest Machinery along Highway 212.
The Planning Commission had recommended approval of the permit in May, with 15 conditions. At its June 6 meeting, the County Board added a 16th condition — that there be a maximum of 30 round trips in and out of the pit per day.”

Nevertheless, the governor persists

It became a popular battle cry for supporters of women’s rights after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced by the U.S. Senate over her objection to the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as the attorney general — “Nevertheless, she persisted.”
One could re-tool that phrase to accommodate Gov. Mark Dayton’s battle to “defund” the Minnesota Legislature — “Nevertheless, he persisted.”

Nothing says ‘welcome’ like pond scum

Nothing says “Welcome to Glencoe” like a holding pond full of green slime.
That’s what greeted Heat in the Street attendees recently at the Glencoe City Center. A similar pond greets guests at the east entry into town at Veterans Memorial Park (near Burger King).
It seems all holding ponds are not alike. There are retention ponds that retain water but never drain away. There are ponds that hold water and slowly drain out later. And there are ponds that are dry most of the year until the annual “monsoon rain event” arrives.
We have them all.

Recent blood drive donations helped 324 people

To the Editor:
Thank you to all the donors who patiently waited to donate at the Glencoe Community Blood Drive last Wednesday, July 26! There was an unusually high number of donors at the 1 p.m. hour, which set the medical team back for the remainder of the day. Your patience waiting to donate is gratefully acknowledged and appreciated! We apologize to those who could not remain to donate and had to leave.