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August 6th, 2014

Marlene F. Graupman, 77, of Chaska

Marlene Fay Graupmann, 77, of Chaska, formerly of Hamburg, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Auburn Manor Home in Chaska.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 31, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. The Rev. Donald Andrix officiated.
The organist was Cheryl Andrix, and special music was “The Lord’s Prayer” by soloist Todd Bentz, and “What A Wonderful World.” Congregational hymns were “Lift High the Cross” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

‘Human foosball’ to anchor BARK activities Saturday in Brownton

Wednesday evening, July 30, a group of friends gathered at the Mark and Lori Cacka home in Brownton to try out the “human foosball” arena that will be used for Brownton Area Resources for Kids” annual fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Lori Cacka took a short video of the practice session and posted it on her Facebook page.
Since then it has gone viral.
At a most recent check Monday, Lori Cacka’s video has had 40,282 “shares.”

July 30th

Corn feed, BARK Day on tap in Brownton

The weekend of Aug. 8-10 will be a busy one for Brownton, with the Brownton Lions Club annual corn feed Friday night, Aug. 8, the Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) day Saturday, Aug. 9, and the Region 7C amateur baseball tournament all weekend.
The Brownton Lions Club’s annual corn feed will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brownton Community Center. The meal includes sweet corn, hodt dogs, baked beans, potato chips, milk and coffee.

July 23rd

'Al luck' strikes again

I just might be the luckiest person in the world.
Only hours after finishing last week’s column about the reliable ol’ Jeep, I headed out to the parking lot after the end of a long work day to find my Jeep didn’t start.
I tilted my head back in frustration and let out a big sigh before panic set in. I was supposed to meet my cousin Tina in Hanover for dinner at 6 p.m. and was already running late.

July 17th

Here's to the reliable ol' Jeep

As much as I write about the troubles of the Jeep, I don’t give it enough credit when it does get me to where I’m going. 

July 9th

Barking dog ordinance main topic of City Council meeting

In a short meeting last Tuesday evening, the Brownton City Council heard an update from Police Chief Ken Bauer about the city’s pet ordinance regarding barking dogs.
Bauer said he talked with the city attorney about the recurring nuisance of a barking dog and found that in Minnesota, “barking dog offenses” can be charged as misdemeanors and offenders can be fined up to $900, “which is something for a couple of our frequent flyers,” he told the City Council.

BMX State Qualifier set for July 27th

From fussy to food fanatic

It would be an understatement to say I ate well this 4th of July weekend. Most of you know I love food, and will find any way to talk about it, but I’ll admit, I didn’t always.
I was quite the fussy eater when I was younger. I despised onions, cauliflower, peppers, brussel sprouts, beets, cranberries, cabbage, celery, olives, liver, brats, and anything that typically made kids stick out their tongues and say, “Yuck.” 
But I was mostly known for my hatred of cheese.

Ronald V. Jungclaus, 62, of Glencoe

Funeral services for Ronald Vernon Jungclaus, 62, of Glencoe, were held Wednesday, July 9, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe. The Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. officiated.
Mr. Jungclaus died peacefully at home on July 5, 2014, with loved ones by his side following a two-year cancer illness.
The organist was Dave Johnson, and the congregational hymn was “Fairest Lord Jesus.” The Rev. Collins, soloist, sang “Goin’ Home,” “The Lord’s Prayer,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Jesus Loves Me.”

June 18th

New Auburn convenience store to re-open in very near future

Within the next two weeks, New Auburn will again have a full-service convenience store.
The Brownton Co-op Ag Center bought the C-store in March, and currently has the pumps open for pay-at-the-pump service.
Brownton Co-op Ag Center General Manager Bruce Loeschen said the cooperative’s board began talking about possibly buying the closed store in January, and completed the purchase in February.