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Rich Glennie

08/14/2019 - 1:35pm
It’s called a vacation from retirement. You know, the time away from the routine of being retired. Hey, retirement can be pretty hectic. We recently returned from ours, refreshed and ready to re-enter retirement. Karen and I, along with her sister, brother and his wife, packed into one vehicle to travel nearly a thousand miles to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island in Michigan for a five-day...
07/17/2019 - 11:04am
Worthington native Andy Ypma, 67, came to McLeod County in 1974 “knowing no one, but I’m leaving with a wealth of relationships and friends.” Ypma retired July 9 as a probation officer after 45 years on the job – all in McLeod County. “I loved working here,” Ypma said. “I’m grateful that I only made the front page once (for an award). I avoided...
07/03/2019 - 10:21am
I happened to pull into International Falls recently on my way to a speaking engagement. I was scheduled to talk about my hockey book at the Koochiching County Historical Society based in the ‘Falls. It was the society’s annual meeting. As you can see, we northerners have no problem with political correctness. We already had a Native American name...
06/12/2019 - 10:49am
After years of interviewing war veterans, it always amazed me how these people could act normally after what they experienced. One more of those veterans, Elvin “Speed” Homan, died May 25 at age 95. To say “Speed” lived an interesting life is an understatement. But it wasn’t until he became involved in reunions of his old combat buddies that he...
05/22/2019 - 10:11am
I licked my fingers and tried again. The first attempt to open the new plastic bag in order to fill it with apples was, well, fruitless. I couldn’t open the dang plastic bag! Yes, I checked. It was the right end, because it told me so on the bag. As much as I tried, that blankety-blank bag stayed stuck together. I was running out of saliva and my...
04/24/2019 - 11:19am
Glencoe City Council Monday night, April 15, discussed a letter from Greg Wedin concerning the central storm sewer project he says has “greatly restricted use of my property at 1015 12th St. E.” to the point it has caused “significant inconvenience.” Wedin stated that not completing the project on schedule is the cause. Wedin, in his letter to the...
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