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1-2-13 Chronicle A-Section

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The McLeod County
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“But I had the best board to teach me,” said Wangerin, giving credit to then-commissioner Grant Knutson and others for helping her learn the ropes. Although she was one of just two women who ever served on the traditionally male County Board, Wangerin said she never felt discriminated against – although she is sometimes teased for wearing high heels to a county ditch meeting. “I thought it was just a meeting,” Wangerin laughed. “I didn’t know we were actually going to go out and walk the ditch.”
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 • Glencoe, Minnesota Vol. 116 No. 1
Wangerin bids farewell after 24 years
County commissioner learned a lot about local government
By Lori Copler Staff Writer ev Wangerin, who is only the second woman to serve on the McLeod County Board of Commissioners, is ending a 24year career. Wangerin, the current chairperson, will open the County Board’s Jan. 8 reorganizational meeting, then bid farewell to nearly a quarter-century of county government. Wangerin had served eight years as the Acoma Township clerk when she was approached to run for the County Board. She entered a three-way race with the incumbent and another challenger, and emerged from the primary election to get her
name on the general election ballot, facing the incumbent. She also won the general election and began her first term in 1989. While she is a believer in grassroots government, and enjoyed her time on the township board, Wangerin said she was shocked by how much there was to learn when she joined the County Board. “I found out I really didn’t know a lot about government,” said Wangerin. Working for Hutchinson attorney Ron McGraw gave her familiarity with the recorder and court administration offices, but she did not know much about the other departments, Wangerin said.
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County, city to meet over recycling
By Lori Copler Staff Writer McLeod County and city of Glencoe officials will meet soon to see if they can resolve the recycling issue, commissioners indicated to Glencoe resident Gary Ballard Thursday morning. Ballard spoke during the public forum portion of the County Board’s meeting, asking for county representation at a city public hearing Monday on the issue, which is that the city intends to contract with Waste Management, Inc., to provide a one-sort recycling service to city residents, rather than use the county’s five-sort system. The county recently signed a new contract with West Central Sanitation for its recycling service. Commissioner Kermit Terlinden said that while the city has signed the Waste Management contract, it has not been signed by Waste Management. Terlinden also said he arranged the meeting between city and county officials. Commissioner Sheldon Nies reiterated figures he had offered at an earlier meeting that showed the county could lose up to $100,000 in revenue if the city of Glencoe goes its own way for recycling collection. Nies said that when the county signed the contract with West Central Sanitation, it included recycling services for all McLeod County communities, including Glencoe. “We still have to honor that contract,” said Nies. “We have an obligation of paying them whether we pick it up (in Glencoe) or not.” Nies said that the county will pay West Central about $70,000 per year for the Glencoe portion of the contract, even if the county never picks up recycling in the city. In addition, Nies contends, the county will lose another $30,000 in revenue because the recycled products collected in Glencoe will not be taken to the county’s material recycling facility, and, therefore, not available to be sold at market. Nies called the $30,000 figure a “soft” number that could change with market demands. Ballard also asked if recycling had increased or decreased since the county switched to West Central Sanitation from Waste Management. Commissioner Paul Wright said
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
Semi rollover on Morningside
A 2006 Kenworth semi tractor-trailer rolled over on Morningside Avenue near Burger King on Wednesday morning, snarling traffic in the area. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Stanley Smith Jr., 50, of Rogers was driving the semi and was pulling off Highway 212 at Morningside when he lost control turning the corner. The vehicle and its load tipped over. Smith was treated for injuries and released. Also on the scene were Glencoe City Police officers, McLeod County deputies, Glencoe firefighters and Glencoe Ambulance personnel. The accident occurred at 9:28 a.m.
Erhke steps down to join SEH
By Rich Glennie Editor fter seven years as Glencoe’s main chamber go-to person and community economic development leader, Dan Ehrke has resigned his position as president of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce, effective Jan. 11, to take a job with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), a regional consulting engineering firm. Ehrke said his position with SEH will be as a community development specialist. It also will keep him on the road a lot more with his two SEH regions of work being southeast Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin. He will be based in Mankato. But Erhke said he plans to continue to live in Glencoe with his family — wife, Kristal, and two children, Lilly and Eli. “I want to stay active in the community as time permits,” Ehrke said. “I truly enjoyed my time here,” Ehrke said. “It exceeded my expectations. I can’t say enough about the community. I respect all the volunteers (over the years), because they cared about their community.”
Dan Ehrke The challenge now is to keep the current momentum moving forward, and the chamber board of directors and the city staff have begun the process of replacing Ehrke. Ehrke, who has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in public administration and urban planning, said the appointment committee will
be looking for someone with similar skills. In the interim, Myranda Vandamme, Ehrke’s chamber assistant, will increase her hours, and the chamber board members will fill in some of Erhke’s other duties. Board members Larry Anderson and Sheila Murphy, for example, will assume some of the public relations duties and community functions, and City Administrator Mark Larson “will pick up the slack” as facilitator of the chamber’s Economic Development Committee (EDC). “He’s at all the meetings, anyway,” Ehrke said. “We have a good group of board members coming in,” he said, but added he regrets not being able to work with them. “A large part of my job is facilitating,” Ehrke said, and he said the Glencoe business community, in turn, gets “a lot of direct input” in the community’s progress. The aim is to prepare his successor for a smooth transition by making sure that person has the ability to “interact with the board and get out into the business community.” He said the challenge to the new chamber president will be “to learn
more about our businesses” quickly, and some tours of major industries and smaller businesses are already being planned. ***** Ehrke came to Glencoe from a position in St. Peter in 2005, and the Glencoe chamber position as executive director was paid by both the chamber of commerce members and the city of Glencoe. The city paid for Ehrke’s time in promoting economic development efforts and grant writing. Ehrke said he never considered his position as a half-time position with the city or half time with the chamber. “It was a 40-hour job promoting the city, but not as a city employee,” he said. The city benefits when the business community grows, Erhke said, and the business community benefits when the city grows. “I looked at it as mutual interest” and not as a half-chamber, half-city position. The most obvious accomplishment of his tenure is “this building (City Center),” Ehrke said. “I played
Ehrke resigns
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Public Health offers tips on flu prevention
Sportsmen to meet Jan. 7
The Glencoe Sportsmen Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, at the Glencoe VFW Club. McLeod County Public Health asked the public’s help to reduce the spread of the flu and remind people that it is not too late to receive a flu shot. “Significant increases in flu activity in the U.S. in the last three weeks indicate that an early flu season is under way,” said Kathy Nowak, director of McLeod County Public Health. “We urge everyone to get a flu vaccine now if you have not done so already this season. Vaccination is especially important for children, adults 65 and older, pregnant women and people with asthma, diabetes and other longterm conditions who are at high risk from flu complications.” Officials remind the public, in addition to getting the seasonal flu vaccine, there are other steps everyone can take to prevent contracting and spreading the flu. They include: • Cover your cough. • Wash your hands with warm water and soap, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer. • If you are not feeling well, stay home. • If your children are ill, keep them at home. The seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza (flu) viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The signs and symptoms of the seasonal flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. “Getting a flu shot is one of the most effective ways each of us can avoid getting the flu and spreading the illness to others,” said Erica Hertzog, RN, immunization coordinator at McLeod County Public Health. Supplies of the flu vaccine are plentiful and readily available from your local health care provider or other consumer outlets, including many pharmacies, she said. Since the start of the influenza season, one influenza-related death has been reported in Minnesota; however, more than 297 people have been hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza; 123 of those were in the week of Dec. 16-22 (hospital data). During this same week, 51 schools reported outbreaks of influenza-like illness and since the start of the season, 133 outbreaks of influenza like illnesses have been reported in Minnesota schools (school data). For more information about weekly influenza and respiratory activity statistics, go to http://www.health.state.mn. us and search “flu home” or call Minnesota Department of Health at 1-888-345-0823 or local public health office.
Legion Post 95 to meet Jan. 3
The Glencoe American Legion Post 95 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, in the basement of the Glencoe VFW Club. All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served.
Financial Peace course set
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is hosting Financial Peace University. This is a nine-week course with a proven track record. Financial Peace University (FPU) is biblically sound and will include some prayer time. Classes begin Sunday, Jan. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., and will run through March 10 (a break on Feb. 3, which is Super Bowl Sunday). For more information, contact the church office at 320-864-4760, or visit online at www.gslcglencoe.org.
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Sorrow seminar set Jan. 10
Richard Obershaw, founder and director of the Grief Center in Lakeville, will be the guest speaker of the 23rd annual Beyond Sorrow program set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, at Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St. SW, Hutchinson. Obershaw will speak on “Myths: How They Affect Children, Adults and Healthcare Professionals.” A national and international lecturer, Obershaw enhances his presentation with humor. He believes people must laugh in order to learn. The seminar is free.
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Free community meal Jan. 2
Christ Lutheran Church, 1820 Knight Ave., will be hosting the Abundant Table Community Meal beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2, and on the first Wednesday of each month. The meal is free and open to families and children, the elderly and all seeking fellowship or in need of a helping hand. The meal will be held in the basement fellowship hall of the church. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for fellowship, and the meal is served at 5:30 p.m. Call Christ Lutheran Church at 320-864-4549 so the volunteers prepare a meal for you.
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Two bloodmobiles will be in the area in January. The first will be from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St., Hutchinson. The other is Thursday, Jan. 10, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Cactus Jacks II in Stewart.
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Glencoe seniors to meet
The Glencoe Senior Citizens group will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, at the senior room in the Glencoe City Center. The group will play 500 and Sheephead, and all area senior citizens are invited to attend. Clair Hasse will serve. The club also will meet at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, for card playing. John Huebert will serve.
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County administrator’s job performance rated as ‘very satisfactory’
By Lori Copler Staff Writer McLeod County Administrator Pat Melvin earned a 2.5 rating out of a possible 3.0 in a recent performance review. The County Board met in closed session Dec. 18 for Melvin’s annual review, and released at statement regarding the review at its Dec. 27 meeting. “The overall rating was very satisfactory, scoring 2.5 out of a possible 3,” the statement said. “The areas that need improvement include saying ‘no’ more often to tasks not directly related to administration and skipping meetings and sessions where the attendance of the county administrator is not necessary, and the time could be better spent on other more critical issues. “ T h e areas of excellence include reliability, initiative, collaboration and cooperation with Pat Melvin others, the ability to work with others professionally, and customer service,” the statement concluded. Melvin has been the county administrator since November 2008.
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Deaths Eugene W. Dettman, 93, of Stewart
Eugene W. Dettman, 93, of Stewart, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart. Arrangements are with Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel of Stewart. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
Henry Sondergaard, 85, Glencoe
Henry Sondergaard, 85, of Glencoe, died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church on Friday. Arrangements are with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. For an online guest book go to www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
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Area Churches
BEREAN BAPTIST Corner of 16th Street and Hennepin Avenue, Glencoe Johnathon Pixler, Interim pastor Call 320-864-6113 Call Jan at 320-864-3387 for women’s Bible study Wed., Jan. 2 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 4 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:20 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. CHRIST LUTHERAN 1820 N. Knight Ave., Glencoe Katherine Rood, Pastor 320-864-4549 www.christluth.com E-mail: office@christluth.com Not submitted. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Jan. 6 — Worship with communion at Peace, 10 a.m.; confirmation class, 9:15 a.m.; church council follows worship. Submitted photos ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Jan. 2 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; school resumes; grades K-6 religious education (RE) classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; grades 7-11 RE classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; senior REC session in St. Pius X school library, 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 3 — Region 6 pastoral leader meeting, Hutchinson noon; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; Pizza Ranch fund raiser night; CCW meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 4 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; adoration of blessed sacrament follows Mass until noon; first Friday communion calls begins, 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5 — Widow/widower and senior singles breakfast, Dubbs Grill, 9:30 a.m.; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Spanish RE classes, 12:45 p.m.; Guadalupe committee, 1:45 p.m.; baptisms, 2:30 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 7 — No Mass; principal meeting, New Ulm; 4th degree Knights renewal of obligations, Dubbs Grill, 6 p.m. Tues., Jan. 8 — No Mass, 10 a.m.; jr. choir practice, 2:50 p.m.; Spanish adult catechesis, 7 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., Pastor E-mail: congoucc@gmail.com Wed., Jan. 2 — GRHS-LTC communion, 10:15 a.m.; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — Worship with communion, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; confirmation, 2 p.m. Tues., Jan. 8 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Christian education board, 6:30 p.m. FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 925 13th St. E., Glencoe Daniel Welch, Senior Pastor Ronald L. Mathison, Associate Pastor 320-864-5522 www.firstglencoe.org E-mail: office@firstglencoe.org Wed., Jan. 2 — Public school confirmation, 3:30 p.m. Christ Chimes, 4 p.m.; Gospel Ringers, 6 p.m.; new membership class, 6:15 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 3 — Women’s retreat volunteer meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5 — NYG group, 6 p.m.; youth worship service, 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — Worship with communion, installation, 8 a.m.; no fellowship or adult Bible study; reorganizational meeting, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; KDUZ radio broadcast, 9:30 a.m.; worship with installation, 10:30 a.m.; Spanish worship, 6 p.m. Mon., Jan. 7 — LWML, 1:30 p.m.; altar guild (take down decorations), 6 p.m. Tues., Jan. 8 — GRHS communion, 9:30 a.m.; Common Cup meeting, 10 a.m.; Manor communion, 1:15 p.m.; Alzheimer support group, 6 p.m.; Men’s Club, 7:30 p.m. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 1407 Cedar Ave. N., Glencoe Rev. James F. Gomez, Pastor Matthew Harwell, Director of Christian Education E-mail: office@gslcglencoe.org Wed., Jan. 2 — Kids Praise, 3:15 p.m.; education, 7 p.m.; deacons, 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 3 — GRHS communion, 9:30 a.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — Epiphany worship with communion, 9 a.m.; Kingdom Quest, FUEL, adult Bible study, 10:15 p.m.; ladies guild, 10:15 a.m.; Financial Peace University, 5:30 p.m.; LIVE, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 8 — GSLC Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; GSL Ministerial at Gert & Erma’s, 10:40 a.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Wed., Jan. 2 — Grades 5-6 catechism, 3:45 p.m.; grades 7-8 grade catechism, 4:45 p.m.; Chimes, 6:30 p.m.; choir, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m. Mon., Jan. 7 — Elders meeting, 6:05 p.m.; church board, 6:35 p.m. Tues., Jan. 8 — Table Talk, 7 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: Pastor@GraceBrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Sun., Jan. 6 — Worship with communion, 8:45 a.m. Wed., Jan. 8 — Council, 7 p.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Wed., Jan. 2 — Noah’s Ark Preschool classes resume; Bible study with pastor, 9 a.m.; confirmation classes, 4 p.m.; stewardship meeting, 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 3 — Parkview Bible study, 1:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 4 — No Concordia Ladies Aid meeting. Sun., Jan. 6 — Epiphany; L.W.M.L. widow mites; worship with communion, 9 a.m.; Bible study, youth meeting, Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; Channel 8 video. Tues., Jan. 8 — F.A.I.T.H. meeting, 7 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Sun., Jan. 6 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Bible study/Sunday school, 10 a.m. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., Jan. 2 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 3 — Mass, 9 a.m. Fri., Jan. 4 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, pastor No calendar submitted. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, pastor 320-587-5104 Sun., Jan. 6 — Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship with communion, 10:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., Jan. 2 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com www.christ-4-u.org Wed., Jan. 2 — Midweek, 6 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 3 — Bible study, 8:45 a.m.; bulletin deadline. Sun., Jan. 6 — “Time of Grace,” TV Channel 9, 6:30 a.m.; worship with communion, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10:10 a.m.; remove Christmas decoration, 11:10 a.m. Tues., Jan. 8 — Circuit pastors, 9:30 a.m.; Grand Meadows visits; prayer meeting, 5 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Bill Baldwin, Pastor www.platochurch.com Wed., Jan. 2 — Men’s coffee, 9 a.m.; no confirmation class; adult choir, 6 p.m.; women’s guild, 6:30 p.m.. Sun., Jan. 6 — Sunday school, 8:30 a.m.; worship with communion, 10 a.m.’ prayer time, 11 a.m. Tues., Jan. 8 — Council meeting, 7 p.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Wed., Jan. 2 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — Worship, 9 a.m.; fellowship time, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:20 a.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., Jan. 2 — Confirmation/discipleship class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 5 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m. Mon, Jan. 7 — Church board meeting, 7 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake 320-327-2452 / Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends@embarqmail.com You may be able to reach someone at the church every Tuesday through Friday. Don’t hesitate to come in (use church office door) or call, or e-mail at faithfriends@embarqmail.com. Wed., Jan. 2 — Presbyterian Women meeting, 1:30 p.m.; light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; adult Bible classes, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6 — Worship with communion, 10 a.m. with fellowship after service. Mon., Jan 7 — Session meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Miranda Litzau, pictured above and in the front, and to the right with the Vikings mascot, earned tickets to the Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears game on Dec. 9 after entering an essay on “How to stay active” in the NFL Play 60 online contest. The “Play 60” contest is the National Football League’s campaign to encourage kids to be active. Litzau, a student at Lakeside Elementary, was one of the winning students. Above, she is pictured with her teacher, Tammy Schermann, Assistant Principal Michelle Wang and physical education teacher Joyce Peterson.
‘How to Stay Active’ essay earns Litzau NFL award
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer iranda Litzau, 8, a third-grade student at Lakeside Elementary in Silver Lake, won the chance of a lifetime by simply writing an essay. Litzau’s essay on “How to Stay Active” earned her a trip to the Mall of America Field to see the Minnesota Vikings play against the Chicago Bears, as well as time on the field “diving and catching” with the Vikings mascot. The contest was part of the “NFL Play 60” campaign, which is the National Football League’s movement to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day “in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity.” After the game on Dec. 9, Litzau headed down to the football field to enjoy a few games with other winners, and to meet the Vikings mascot. “We got to dive and catch
against the mascot,” Litzau explained. She also got her picture taken with the mascot and with a couple of the Vikings cheerleaders. “It was my first game, and it was really cool,” she said. To enter the contest, Litzau said she had to write an essay on “How you plan to get active and eat right.” “I wrote about the sports I like to do, and what my Dad always says. He always tells me to get to bed early,” Litzau said. She said she enjoys playing softball and soccer. “I also like gymnastics and swimming,” she said. In her essay, Litzau wrote she would stay active by running a “half of a mile,” playing soccer and “playing gymnastics and learning some new tricks.” Litzau also wrote, “You should eat healthy foods and drinks like fruits, vegetables, and healthy lunches and sup-
pers. And drink milk and some Gatorade and have pop as a treat. You should have 11 or 10 hours of sleep. It is very important to sleep and rest, and then the next morning you should have energy.” Tammy Schermann, Litzau’s teacher at Lakeside, said she sent information about the contest home with the students. “I didn’t require them to write an essay, but I told them about the contest and said it was an option for them to do on their own. Miranda and Malayh Metcalf were the only two from the class who participated. We are so proud of both of them!” Schermann said. The NFL Play 60 campaign offers many contests for students and schools in all communities for the chance to meet NFL players and tickets to football games. Litzau is the daughter of Laurie and Brian Litzau of rural Glencoe.
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Police Report
Police issued two “snowbird” parking tickets in the early hours of Thursday, Dec. 20. Also on Dec. 20, police were called to assist with a medical situation at the apartments on Prairie Avenue at 12:06 p.m. The person was transported by ambulance to Glencoe Regional Health Services. Another medical call was reported at 10:47 p.m., Dec. 20, at a residence on Elm Street. A female with back pains was transported to the hospital by ambulance. A traffic stop at 11:30 p.m., Dec. 20, on Ives Avenue at 13th Street resulted in citations for no insurance and an expired driver’s license. Police also arrested a female on an outstanding warrant. Only one “snowbird” citation was issued early on Friday, Dec. 21. Police stopped a vehicle at 5:03 p.m., Friday, and cited the driver for driving after revocation and having no insurance. The stop occurred at 11th Street and Morningside Avenue, and the vehicle was towed. A resident with possible pneumonia was transported to the hospital by ambulance at 7:22 p.m., Friday. The call was from a residence on Prairie Avenue. At 10:44 p.m., Friday, a traffic stop at Pryor Avenue and 15th Street resulted in the driver being cited for no proof of insurance. Eight “snowbird” tickets were issued in the early hours of Saturday, Dec. 22. An elderly female complained of shortness of breath and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The call was received at 4:48 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, from a residence on 9th Street. Eleven more “snowbird” tickets were issued on Sunday morning, Dec. 23. An elderly male, with pneumonia, was transported by ambulance to the hospital from his home on Prairie Avenue. The call came in at 8:24 p.m., Sunday. A driver was cited for no proof of insurance after a traffic stop at 10:22 p.m., Sunday, in the 1900 block of Ford Avenue. Early Monday morning, Dec. 24, police wrote out four more “snowbird” tickets. A theft was reported from a resident’s room on Prairie Avenue on Monday morning. Police stopped a Dodge Ram at 11:29 p.m., Monday, and arrested the driver, who was charged with driving while intoxicated. The incident occurred in the 2200 block of 11th Street. A male, who was having trouble breathing, was transported by ambulance to the hospital at 4:37 a.m., Christmas morning, Dec. 25. It occurred at a home on 16th Street. That same morning, at 7:41 a.m., another medical call was received. A person had slipped off a bed and fell. The individual was transported to the hospital by Allina. Another medical call from a residence in the 800 block of 10th Street resulted in a man being transported by ambulance to the hospital. It occurred at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. Only one “snowbird” ticket was issued Dec. 26. A traffic stop at 11:01 p.m., Dec. 26, resulted in a citation to the driver for going 44 mph in a 30 mph zone at 10th Street and Ives Avenue. Two “snowbird” citations were issued early Thursday morning, Dec. 27. A theft was reported Thursday morning from a residence on 12th Street. About $465 in tools were stolen. A medical call was received at 2:38 p.m., Thursday, from Grand Meadows. A woman was feeling weakness in her legs and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
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Stop these childish games and make adult decisions on deficit
Our view: Let’s declare war on federal deficit so we all get on the same side of this issue
t sounds something like this. Boot. Ka-tink. Ka-tink. Ka-tink, tink, . That’s the can as it is kicked down the road again. Stop this kids’ game. Are there any adults left in Washington, D.C.? When are our federal representatives going to say “enough!” and take the bull by the horns to get this “fiscal cliff’ mess taken care of once and for all? It seems to be getting worse, not better. It cries out the question: Where are the statesmen? Why have you abandoned us? All we have seen so far has been nothing short of children tossing political temper tantrums! Whatever became of mature grownups making adult decisions for the betterment of all of us? That is why we elect leaders, is it not? Well, lead, dammit! This constantly going to the edge of the cliff is wearing on everyone’s nerves, and it is wearing thin as a political gimmick, too! We need people to come to a common agreement of what is best for the people of this great country. First of all, doing nothing is not an option. That said, what can we agree upon? We’re all Americans. We are all in this together. We need to do something to avert a relapse into the great recession, or worse. We need to stop spending money we do not have. We need to stop pointing fingers and placing blame. We all need to give some in order to get the best result in the end. There, we have a lot in common. So why cannot we come up with a common sense solution? Because we love to “politicize” everything to death, that’s why! So, here is a radical solution. Why not declare war on ourselves. Yes, declare war like we did in World War II. By declaring war, it forced us all to come together for the
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greater good. And we did. We made sacrifices. We looked out for one another. We had a common enemy, and we fought to defeat that enemy no matter how long it took. Well, look at the enemy as the budget deficit. Look at how we can defeat the rising deficits that will some day consume us all. First of all we have to find the real resolve to tackle the deficit. No, not just tinkering with a reduction of the proposed budget increases, but real, actual cuts in spending that reduce the national debt. No more gimmicks. No more sleights of hand and accounting magic. Actual dollars in and dollars out accounting. No more moving the debt ceiling because we do not want to curb our spending habits. Get real about the debt ceiling. Set a maximum to be spent and stick with it. So next year, when we hit the debt ceiling, here is what will happen. Cuts. To avoid the mandatory cuts, bureaucrats should start making adjustments earlier to maintain their budget integrity. Expect no cavalry to ride to the rescue later. Plan accordingly. We have an economy built on a house of cards. If consumer spending, mainly on credit, is supposed to be the foundation to our economy, perhaps we need to rethink that philosophy. How about consumer spending based on savings instead? How about only buying with cash on hand as an example of how to bring debt under control? Most Americans learned something from the current recession. We cannot spend our way back to prosperity. We reduced our personal debt; we saved more. The federal government needs to follow that same budgetary game plan, too. — R.G.
Letters to Editor Lori Pickell-Stangel resigns as museum director
To the Editor: It is with much sadness that I must write that I have resigned from my position as executive director for the McLeod County Historical Museum. My last day will be Monday, Jan. 14. The past six years have been great! I have come to know the communities of McLeod County and made many close friends and learned so much about the rich history that belongs to each and every one of you! Sharing that history with you has been an honor, and I am proud of the strides we have made in my time here. I will miss all our members, local business people, board members past and present, dedicated volunteers and outstanding staff! On a happier note, I have accepted the position of executive director for The Grand, Center for Arts and Culture in New Ulm. This will give me the opportunity to indulge a bit more into my creative side and spend more time with my family and less time on the road. I will miss the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum family very much, but know that all we have built over the past six years will only continue to grow! I ask each and every one of you to make sure this happens through your continued support in any way you can. Our history is a precious commodity that we all have to help preserve and keep alive! Thank you, Lori Pickell-Stangel Executive director McLeod County Historical Museum
Why spend on city recycling when it now is free?
To the Editor: Why spend $70,000 a year for recycling when we can get it for free? Glencoe City Council, at the urging of Councilman Schrupp and City Administrator Mark Larson, are taking away a free weekly recycling program that we presently have for a single-sort program where households will pay Waste Management about $3 a month to pick up our recyclables only two times a month. Not only is this a $700,000 cost to the city residents over 10 years, but it is also a cost to our county of nearly $1 million! (Calculated from the $70,000 yearly contract cost the county now has with West Central to have a free weekly recyclables pick up plus the $30,000 loss of recyclables that are sold annually over a ten year period.) Glencoe city officials claimed they received no recycling information from the county, yet several members from the city and county did meet prior to Glencoe’s decision to change recycling haulers. The county officials said they explained to our city management that the recycling program they now provide is free to city residents — a savings of over $70,000 a year. The county’s loss would approach $100,000 per year if Glencoe changed to Waste Management single-sort program. Weren’t our city officials listening? This is not an argument against “single sort,” but against the increased cost to us as citizens and to our county. In addition to providing this free service to Glencoe residents, the county program now provides this same service to all county cities along with employing many disabled adults. The Glencoe City Council is holding a hearing on this matter on Monday, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the City Center. PLEASE be there to support opposition to this costly mistake. Gary Ballard Glencoe
DFL may be licking chops over control of state government
s the Minnesota Legislature gets ready for the upcoming session, one can almost sense that the new DFL-controlled state government is licking its chops. DFLers control not only both houses of the state Legislature, but the governor’s mansion as well. Republicans, who controlled the Legislature’s last two sessions, lost control mainly due to two proposed amendments to the Minnesota Constitution. One asked to incorporate into the Constitution the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. The other sought to require the Constitution to read government-issued voter IDs are necessary to vote in Minnesota. Both were soundly rejected, and so were the Republicans. Now it is the DFLers’ turn to shoot themselves in the foot. And one quick way to do that is to push the gay rights agenda in the next session. Hopefully, they learned something from the 2012 election. The rejection of the marriage amendment was more about manipulating the state Constitution and political process than defining marriage. It was not an approval of same-sex marriage in Minnesota by any means. Those who believe this
gives impetus to gay marriage in Minnesota are misreading the voters’ intentions. And those who misread voters’ intentions tend to be sitting in the minority the next election. Republicans know that feeling well. So before DFLers get too excited about advocating for gay rights, they need to stop and ask themselves: Did voters approve same-sex marriage in Minnesota? No. Also, did the November sweep in the elections give them the green light to go on a spending spree? Again, the answer is no. Instead of the fringe issues that often prove devisive, DFLers would be wise to concentrate on the immediate needs of the state — job creation and economic stablility. Toss in a balanced state budget with no gimmicks and no accounting “shifts,” and DFLers should remain in good stead with the electorate. If Republicans had stuck to their core objectives of reducing the size of government and creating jobs, they may well have held the majority as 2013 begins. Instead, they veered off track and are now the “backbenchers” in the Legislature. DFLers should keep that in mind. — R.G.
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With the DFL-dominated Minnesota Legislature preparing to reconvene, what should be its top priority? 1) Balancing the budget 2) Restoring shifted school funding 3) Finding more reliable funding for Vikings stadium 4) Addressing same-sex marriage 5) More bonding for delayed capital projects 6) Emphasizing economic recovery/job creation 7) Something else Results for most recent question: So who is to blame in the stalemate over the federal budget as it approaches the ‘fiscal cliff’ if a compromise is not reached before Jan. 1? Republicans — 31% Democats — 28% Both — 41%
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From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
Jan. 3, 1913 O.C. Conrad, Editor Two Winthrop men were overcome by hard-coal gas in their sleeping apartments late Friday evening or early Saturday morning. The bodies of Louis Peterson and his brother-in-law, George Peterson, were found about 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. “Grandpa” Parish, who is making his home with his daughter, Mrs. E.D. Hawley, celebrated his 97th birthday on Monday of this week. The old gentleman is very active, in good health, and is in possession of all of his senses except seeing — not being able to read the daily press. birthday the evening of Dec. 29, and also dedicated the electric lights that evening. Anxiety is being entertained concerning Mr. John Zaske, whose strength has been failing rapidly during the past week. He is being cared for at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zaske. Commissioner A.A. Redmann informs us that a new 21⁄2-horsepower Marmon Harrington truck mounted with a snow plow and wing arrived here last week. The outfit will be used in this district for snow removal and also for summer maintenance. his sons — won the annual Civic & Commerce Association home lighting contest. Second place went to Rufus Klitzke, with Jim Schwarze, Wesley Abram and Werner Weerts tying for third.
20 Years Ago
Jan. 7, 1993 Lori Copler, Editor The McLeod County Board of Commissioners awarded raises ranging from 6 to 17 percent to non-union employees on Tuesday, and approved a 3 percent salary increase for themselves. County Attorney Mike Junge and Sheriff Duane Kopesky each received 17 percent salary hikes. After the meeting, Commissioner Al Huff said “we are correcting the sins of past commissioners on our pay plan.”
Chronicle photo by Alyssa Schauer
3rd-grade awards
At the Lakeside Elementary all-school meeting held last Thursday morning, the December Panther Paw awards for each grade were announced. Above, in the front, are Jorge Guerrero, Alyssa Zellmann, Miranda Litzau and Owen Peterson. In the back are Madeline Manteuffel, Nathan Stoltenburg, Drew Storms, Miles DeBruin and Brooke Becker. Missing was Angel Balboa.
50 Years Ago
Jan. 3, 1963 Charles H. Warner, Editor Mr. and Mrs. Richard Benson of Stewart announce the birth of a son, Daniel Henry, on Saturday, Dec. 22. The Benson family consists of three sons and a daughter. Mrs. John W. Booth (Elsie Klopfleisch), 79, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 26. Funeral services were held Dec. 28. The Busslers — Richard and
75 Years Ago
Jan. 6, 1938 Percy L. Hakes, Editor Mr. and Mrs. William Schuft, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schuft, Mrs. Lehrs, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Wacker and son Roger, and Mr. Ulrich Bentz, all of Fernando, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Wendland and Mrs. August Klitzke and Leslie and Helen helped Miss Louella Rennecke celebrate her 17th
10 Years Ago
Jan. 1, 2003 Lori Copler, Editor The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved a salary increase of just over 2 percent for themselves, making their annual salary $19,300.
From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
Jan. 3, 1913 A.F. Avery, Editor Mrs. Charlotte Headley, 66, passed away at the home of her son, J.E. Headley, in this village Tuesday morning at 1:30 o’clock after having been confined to her bed since Dec. 3, on which date she suffered a paralytic stroke. The funeral was held yesterday morning at the J.E. Headley residence. The funeral of little Frances Kasal, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kasal of Collins, who died last week Thursday evening, was held Sunday morning at St. Boniface Church and burial was made in the Catholic cemetery. This is the fifth visitation the Grim Reaper has made to the Kasal home, each time striking down a young child. They have drunk the cup of bitter sorrow to its dregs.
50 Years Ago
Jan. 3, 1963 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGraw (Joane Martin) announce the arrival of a daughter, Kathryn Elaine, born Dec. 28. Ed Athmann of Athmann’s Store announced the New Year winners of watches: Mrs. Clarence Schiroo of Buffalo Lake won a ladies’ Westclox wristwatch, while Jerry Vacek of Stewart won a men’s Timex watch. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wendlandt observed their silver wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 30, with about 150 friends and relatives celebrating with them at an open house at their home. They were married in Hutchinson on Dec. 29, 1937.
35 Years Ago
Jan. 5, 1978 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor A fire early Tuesday morning gutted Montgomery Ward and Paul’s Appliance Center, located on Main Street in Bird Island. There was smoke damage to adjacent buildings. Departments from Hector, Franklin and Olivia assisted the Bird Island Fire Department in battling the blaze.
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4th-grade awards
At the all-school meeting held last Thursday morning at Lakeside Elementary, the fourth-grade Panther Paw award winners for December were announced. In the front, from left to right, are Teagan Hansch, Maren Roepke and A.J. Lindee. In the back are Katrina Dummer, Jacob Christianson, Miah Monahan, Austin Bakken and Katrina Urban. Missing were Paola Pena and Nathan Warner.
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75 Years Ago
Dec. 31, 1937 Harry Koeppen, Editor Miss Marian Sievert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sievert of Grafton, was united in marraige to Harold W. Reinke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Reinke of Fairfax, last Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 22, at 2 o’clock. The happy couple left Thursday morning for eastern points for a few days, and will then make their home with the groom’s parents on a farm near Fairfax. Mrs. August Gutknecht (Anna Schauer), 61, of Bismarck Township, passed away Monday afternoon from heart failure and double pneumonia. She is survived by two sons, Edward of Stewart and Arthur at home, as well as her husband and a half-sister, Mrs. Robert Klitzke of Stewart.
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5th-grade awards
The fifth-grade Panther Paw awards for December were announced at the allschool meeting held last Thursday morning at Lakeside Elementary. From left to right, in the front, are Claire Witte, Joellen Dammann, Gracie Dreier, Josh Heil and Nathan Fehrenbach. In the back are Jennifer Ramos, Kayla Salmela, Kalie Butcher, Derek Trippel and Morgan Verdeck.
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6th-grade awards
The sixth-grade December Panther Paw awards were announced at the allschool meeting at Lakeside Elementary last Thursday morning. From left to right, in the front, are Andrew Wraspir, Alyssa Rhode, Ryver Victorian and Amanda Overman. In the back are Adam Garoutte, Gabe Roepke, Cody Rae, Jaelynn Pinske and Grace Kosek. Missing was Kenady Rosckes.
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The McLeod County Chronicle, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, page 6
Deaths Richard Stockman 69, of Plato
Richard “Dick” Stockman, 69, of Plato, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato. Visitation is today (Wednesday, Jan. 2) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato, and will continue Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. For an online guest book, visit www.hantge.com.
Obituaries Silvestre A. Guerrero, 93, of Glencoe
A gathering of family and friends of Silvestre “Silver” Aleman Guerrero, 93, of Glencoe, was held Friday, Dec. 28, at the JohnsonMcBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Mr. Guerrero died Tu e s d a y, Dec. 25, 2012, at Glencoe R e g i o n a l Silvestre H e a l t h Guerrero Services in Glencoe. Mr. Guerrero was born Nov. 25, 1919, in Robstown, Texas. He was the son of Nacario and Maria Guerrero. He grew up in Texas, where he started working as a fisherman netting shrimp on the shrimp boats. On Feb. 24, 1943, Mr. Guerrero was united in marriage to his first wife, Enemencia “Anna” Clark. This marriage was blessed with 12 children. In 1950, he moved his family in an old beat-up truck to Minnesota, where he made his home in Biscay, Stewart, Brownton and Glencoe. Mr. Guerrero worked on the Farenbaugh, Kalenberg and Klammer farms. He also worked at Green Giant and later worked for Glencoe Butter and Produce in Glencoe for 26 years. On Nov. 7, 1986, Silver was united in marriage to Martha Hernandaz. This marriage was blessed with a son. Mr. Guerrero was known as the “godfather of the migrants” in McLeod County because he was the first Hispanic man, along with his family, to come to McLeod County. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to migrant workers who were trying to adapt to the new community. Mr. Guerrero was a hardworking man, who took pride in his work and had a strong will and determination with a very big heart for a small man. He enjoyed talking, especially about the everchanging weather, joking with others and sneaking candy. In his younger years, he loved to wrestle and box. He was a caring man who cherished the time spent with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Martha Guerrero of Glencoe; children, Mary “Maggie” Klapotz of Glencoe, Paul Guerrero of Willmar, Mary “Sara” Jasso of Willmar, Jane Guerrero and her fiancé, Merlin C. Nass, of Hutchinson, Santa (William) Wray of Arizona, Jerry (Lucy) Guerrero of St. Joseph, Roy (Dee) Guerrero of Dassel, Phillip (Carol) Guerrero of Dayton, Mary “Helen” (Joel) Hansch of Stewart, Rosie Guerrero and her special friend, Roger Huls, of Pine River, and Charlie Guerrero and his wife, Mandy Leino, of Glencoe; 30 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a few great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Enemencia Guerrero; son, Silvestre Guerrero Jr.; daughter, Lupita Guerrero; and siblings, Raul, Felis, Juan “Grande”, Juan “Chico”, Porfirio and Philipe. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
Gertrude Droege, 96, of Glencoe
Gertrude Droege, 96, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. Funeral services Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, and will continue Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America. For an online guest book, visit www.hantge. com.
Jan. 7-11 Millie Beneke Manor Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Tater-tot casserole, green beans, peaches, bread with margarine, bar, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Roast pork, whole potatoes, buttered cabbage, bread with margarine, rosy applesauce, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Lasagna, California-blend vegetables, lettuce salad with dressing, garlic bread with margarine, pudding, low-fat milk. Thursday — Oven-crispy chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, bread with margarine, cake, low-fat milk. Friday — Meaty beef stew with carrots and potatoes, cole slaw, bread stick with margarine, banana, low-fat milk.
Orville F. Krueger
March 5, 1934-Jan. 2, 2011
The McLeod County Chronicle
June 19th 1922 - December 31st, 2011
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone For part of us went with you, the day God called you home You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Sadly missed by your children, grandchildren, and great granddaughters; Gene Rennells, Lee and Bernie Bullert, Lin and Ron Ziemer, Brent Bullert, Kurt Bullert, Chad and Dawn Ziemer, Dana Ziemer-Haas, Tahlia Haas, and Grace Pruitt *53ACl
Lorna L. Guetzkow, 100, of Mayer
Funeral services for Lorna L. Guetzkow, 100, of Mayer, were held Saturday, Dec. 29, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer. The Rev. Lucas Wo o d f o r d officiated. M r s . Guetzkow died on Christmas Day, Tuesday Dec. 25, 2012, at t h e Ridgeview Lorna L. M e d i c a l Guetzkow Center in Waconia. Pallbearers were Rick Guetzkow, Chris Guetzkow, Joe Blake, Christian Whittemore, Al Heuer and Tim “Stu” Glock. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Interment was in the church cemetery. Lorna Lydia Pinske was born in Glencoe on May 3, 1912, the daughter of Adolph and Minnie (Dummer) Pinske. She was born and raised in Glencoe, baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church and graduated from Glencoe High School. This past June, her 100th birthday was proclaimed “Lorna Guetzkow Day” by the city of Mayer. Lorna Pinske was united in marriage to Clarence H. Guetzkow on June 29, 1934, at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe by the Rev. Ernest Kolbe. Their marriage was blessed by two sons, Roger and Leon. She worked for a number of years with her husband in the Mayer Meat Market and in later years as a secretary at Umco Corporation. Mrs. Guetzkow was active in the Minnesota Rural Letter Carriers Association Auxiliary for many years, including serving as president. She also was active in the Carver County Homemakers and helped organize the Carver County Library Board. In later years, she was an active member of the Watertown Senior Citizens group. She was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer and participated in many church activities. She also was a charter member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. For more than 50 years, she was a member of Zion’s Choir. She loved her Lord and family, attending the many sports events and other activities that involved her sons, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren. Her personal interests included gardening and playing cards. She also enjoyed attending a Twins game with her family at Target Field. Survivors include her loving family, sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Janet Guetzkow of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Leon and Joleen Guetzkow of Mayer; grandchildren, Rick and Heidi Guetzkow, Kristin Whittemore, Lisa and Ken Mroz, Chris and Laura Guetzkow, and Allison and Joe Blake; great-grandchildren, Victoria Guetzkow, Christian, Alyssa and Taylor Whittemore, Andrew and Madeline Guetzkow, and Simon Blake; sisters, Mertle Matthews of Glencoe and Gertrude Coulter of Anoka; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Precedeing her in death were her husband, Clarence; parents, Adolph and Minnie Pinske; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Caroline Guetzkow; brothers, Herbert, Raymond Alvin and Gordon Pinske; sisters, Leona and Laverna Pinske, and Viola Ernst. Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh. com.
His spirit lives on and always will, times he laughed, gave advice, or just listened, echo in the memories of those whose lives he touched. And in being so remembered his legacy will live on. Sadly missed by his family: LaRane, Jay, Kim, Ricci and Cindi & families *53Cl
In loving memory of our dear Husband, Father, and Grandfather Joe Zajicek, who passed away one year ago, January 1, 2012 We love you and miss you!
The Lord saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whipered, “Come with me.” With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer and saw you fade away, although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, a beautiful smile at rest, God broke our hearts to prove he only takes the best. It’s lonesome here without you, we miss you so each day, our lives aren’t the same since you went away. When days are sad and lonely, and everything goes wrong, we seem to hear you whisper, “Cheer up and carry on.” Each time we see your picture, you seem to smile and say. “Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping, We’ll meet again some day.” Sadly missed by, Wife, Laurina Russ & Lorie, Keith & Rhonda, Craig Todd & Jennie & families
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Conradine A. Oltmann, 97, of Plato
Funeral services for Conradine “Connie” Augusta (Meissner) Oltmann, 97, of Plato, were held Wednesday, Dec. 26, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato, the R e v . William Baldwin officiating. Mrs. Oltmann died Sunday, Dec. 23, Connie 2012, at Oltmann Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. The organist was Diane Anderson. Soloist Chuck Thiel sang “O Tannenbaum” and “Away in a Manger.” Congregational hymns were “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Silent Night” and “O Holy Night.” Honorary pallbearers were the St. Paul’s UCC Women’s Guild. Pallbearers were Jeremy Oltmann, Travis Oltmann, Sarah Oltmann, Alissa Pretzel, Bryce Busse and Jaidyn Cohrs. Interment was in the church cemetery. Conradine Augusta Meissner was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Mansfield Township, Freeborn County, to Richard and Mata (Hintz) Meissner. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 24, 1929, by the Rev. Otto Eyrich, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato. She received her education in Fairmont, Plato and Glencoe and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School class of 1933. On June 22, 1935, Connie Meissner was united in marriage to Erwin Oltmann by the Rev. John Bunge at the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ parsonage in Plato. The Oltmanns made their home in Plato. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Dennis and Wayne. The Oltmanns shared over 50 years of marriage, before Mr. Oltmann died on July 31, 1985. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Mrs. Oltmann was a homemaker and later worked for Telex in Glencoe. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato, where she was a charter member of the St. Paul’s UCC Women’s Guild. She also was a member of Masonic Eastern Star. Mrs. Oltmann enjoyed quilting, fishing, needlework, magazines, bird watching and working word puzzles. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends. In 2012, when Mrs. Oltmann needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. Survivors include her sons, Dennis Oltmann of Plato and Wayne (Kay) Oltmann of Roseville; grandchildren; Jeremy Oltmann of India, Travis (Sarah) Oltmann of Maple Grove, and Alissa Pretzel and her special friend, Bryce Busse, of Plato; great-grandchildren, Jaidyn Cohrs, Rylinn Pretzel, Arjun Oltmann, Mrinalani Oltmann, William Oltmann and baby Oltmann due in February; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Richard and Mata Meissner; sister, Ruth Lyons; and her husband, Erwin. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
Pastor’s Corner
Pastor Jonathan Pixler Berean Baptist Church, Glencoe
What Is Driving You In 2013?
hat is your motivation for 2013? What drives you? Wait. Before you answer, I don’t want you to give me the answer you think I want to hear. I want you to give me the answer that is true of you as best you know yourself today. Examine yourself and be perfectly honest. I’ll never know the answer. But Jesus already knows it. If you have your answer in mind, let me now share with you what Paul wrote to the Corinthians about his motivation for living: “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge: that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again” (II Cor. 5:14-15). Paul said that our Lord’s love for him necessitated or obliged him to live for the Savior rather than for himself. I am humbled when I think about God’s love for me and all that He has forgiven me. The Lord brought me back from being a wandering prodigal son to being a new man in Christ along with the old things passing away. He specifically spoke to my heart on that hot August night 1988 on a park bench in N.E. Mpls, and told me He would make something special of my life and looking back over 24 years, He has been faithful every day in keeping me and helping me to grow. That is my wish for everyone reading this message, that you will not put off for another day the salvation and peace the Lord offers you while there is still time. “For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured (helped) thee: behold , now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of Salvation.” 2 Cor. 6:2. The Bible speaks of a day when each of us will stand before Jesus Christ and be judged not for our sin -- because a Christian has already been completely forgiven of his or her sin -- but for how we lived in light of our relationship with Jesus Christ. The event of this judgment is known in Scripture as the Judgment Seat of Christ (Rom. 14:12; II Cor. 5:9-10). Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:21-23 that “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in Heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name cone many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” This doesn’t have to be our fate. Let us no longer live for ourselves but rather live unto Christ. In light of what Christ has done for us, let us in 2013 be “driven by eternity.”
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Obituaries Clara M. Latzke, 80, of Lester Prairie
Funeral services for Clara Martha (Wolter) Latzke, 80, of Lester Prairie, were held Monday, Dec. 31, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with the Rev. Eric Nelson officiating. M r s . Latzke died T h u r s d a y, Dec. 27, 2012, at the M a r i e S t e i n e r Clara Latzke Kelting Hospice Home in Chaska. The organist was Marsha Christenson. Special music by the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Choir was “In the Name of Love.” The congregational hymns were “Today Your Mercy Calls Us,” “Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus” and “Beautiful Savior.” Honorary pallbearers were Renae Hoernemann, Gwen Regnier, Michelle Remus and Ashley Koch. Pallbearers were Brian Latzke, Jason Latzke, Christopher Remus, Robert Hoernemann, Jeff Regnier and Todd Koch. Interment was in the church cemetery. Clara Martha Wolter was born May 12, 1932, in Washington Lake Township, Sibley County, to William and Hilda (Noll) Wolter. She was baptized as an infant by the Rev. Otto Rapp and confirmed in her faith as a youth by the Rev. Burkett, both in the Evangelical Church in Norwood. She attended elementary school in rural Norwood and Plato and attended high school in Lester Prairie. On June 26, 1949, Clara Wolter was united in marriage to Hillard Latzke by the Rev. Walter Fischer at the Evangelical Church in Lester Prairie. The Latzkes made their home in Lester Prairie. God blessed their marriage with four children, Steven, Kathryn, Keith and Greg. They shared and enjoyed 38 years of marriage before Mr. Latzke died on April 2, 1987. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Latzke worked at Tonka Toys for 28 years, Poly Foam for 10½ years and Worldwide Dispensers for 17 years. She enjoyed working with and meeting people. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Mrs. Latzke collected thimbles, miniature shoes and ceramic and stuffed bears. She made towel wedding cakes for her grandchildren and friends. She enjoyed doing yard work, flowers, crocheting, doing small crafts, fishing and camping. She loved and cherished the time spent with her friends and family, especially watching her grandchildren grow up, along with her greatgrandchildren. Survivors include her children, Steven (Joanne) Latzke of Chaska, Kathryn (Daris) Remus of Glencoe, Keith (Cindy) Latzke of Lester Prairie, and Greg Latzke of Lester Prairie; grandchildren, Christopher (Tricia) Remus, Michelle Remus and her special friend, Josh Compton, Renae (Robert) Hoernemann, Gwen (Jeff) Regnier, Brian Latzke, Ashley (Todd) Koch, and Jason Latzke; greatgrandchildren, Megan, Zachary and Emily Hoernemann, Kelli Bailey, Addison Compton, Abigail and Sophia Remus, Caleb and Connor Regnier, and Alexis and Alaina Koch; step-greatgrandson, Sam Breyer; brothers, Donald (Donna) Wolter and Marlin (Seena) Wolter; sister, Shirley (Gary) Kloempken; sisters-in-law, Myra Lorentz, Francis Riss and Harriet Latzke; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding her in death were her grandparents; parents, William and Hilda Wolter; husband, Hillard Latzke; sister, Mavis Wolter; and brother, Harlan Wolter. Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
Catherine L. Templin, 90, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Catherine Lillian (Lustmann) Templin, 90, of Glencoe, were held Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in H e l e n To w n s h i p . The Rev. Dennis Reichow offiicated. M r s . Te m p l i n d i e d Catherine Wednesday, Templin Dec. 26, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe. Interment was in the church cemetery. The organist was Christy Ittel and the violinist was Becky Litzau. Soloist Lawrence Biermann sang “Asleep in Jesus” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Special music by the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Choir was “Be Still, My Soul.” The congregational hymn was “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.” Honorary pallbearers were Mrs. Templin’s granddaughters, Laura Senst, Stacy Templin and Katelyn Templin. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jesse Senst, Adam Templin, John Woodington, Joseph Woodington, James Woodington, David Woodington and Daniel Templin. Catherine Lillian Lustmann was born June 30, 1922, in Glencoe, to Edward and Dora (Michaelis) Lustmann. She was baptized as an infant on July 9, 1922, and confirmed in her faith on May 17, 1936, both by the Rev. A. Julius Dysterheft at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township. Her confirmation verse was 1 John 2:15-17. She received her education in Glencoe and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School class of 1940. She furthered her education by attending Macalester College in St. Paul, graduating in 1945. On Aug. 14, 1949, Catherine Lustmann was united in marriage to Harold Herman Templin by the Rev. Hilbert H. Schaller at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township. The Templins made their home in St. Paul, Watertown and Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Linda, David, Amy and Mark. The Templins shared over 39 years of marriage, before Mr. Templin died on March 1, 1989. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Templin taught high school English in Janesville and Redwood Falls. She was the secretary for the principal of the Glencoe High School, a secretary at Green Giant, and a veterinarian secretary for her husband, Dr. H.H. Templin. Mrs. Templin was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, where she was the organist for over 50 years, choir director and a lifelong member of the Ladies Aid. Mrs. Templin enjoyed sports, especially football, basketball and baseball. She was able to attend the Minnesota Twins game with her children and grandchildren on her 90th birthday this year. She also enjoyed playing cards, fishing, bird watching, and gardening. She cherished the time spent with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and greatgrandchild. Survivors include her children, Linda Senst of Glencoe, David (Barbara) Templin of Cannon Falls, Amy (William) Woodington of Andover, and Mark (Angela) Templin of Pipestone; grandchildren, Laura Senst, Jesse Senst, Adam (Kelsey) Templin, Stacy Templin and her fiance, Daniel Judas, John (Erin) Woodington, Joseph (Colleen) Woodington, James Woodington, David Woodington, Daniel Templin, and Katelyn Templin; greatgrandchild, Emma Templin; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceeding her in death were her parents, Edward and Dora Lustmann; husband, Harold Herman Templin; and brother, Ernie Lustmann. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
Berniece J. Schulz, 89, of Glencoe
A memorial service for Berniece Jeanette (Anderson) Schulz, 89, of Glencoe, was held Monday, Dec. 31, at the Church of Peace in Glencoe. The Rev. Joseph Clay officiated. M r s . Schulz died on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Ecumen Oaks and Pines Berniece A s s i s t e d Schulz Living in Hutchinson. The organist was Marie Eischens, and the duet of Patti Cogley and Bobbie Ludwig sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “In the Garden.” Urn bearers were her grandchildren. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery in Glencoe. Berniece Jeanette Anderson was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Dassel, to Frederick and Jenny (Swanson) Anderson. She was baptized as an infant on Oct. 28, 1923, and confirmed in her faith in October 1938, by the Rev. F. William Hanson, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. She received her education in Dassel, and was a graduate of the Dassel High School class of 1942. She furthered her education by attending St. Cloud State Teachers College in St. Cloud, graduating in 1945. On Nov. 17, 1951, Berniece Anderson was united in marriage to Lester Schulz at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. They made their home in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with six children, Renae, Kurt, Arlen, Jeri, Jan “Fritz” and Leslie. The Schulzes shared over 59 years of marriage before Mr. Schulz died on July 11, 2011. Mrs. Schulz was a loving wife, mother and homemaker, and she helped her husband with many chores on the farm. Much of her life was defined as a teacher. Before marriage, she taught elementary grades in Yakima, Wash., and in North St. Paul, Zumbrota and Hutchinson. When her children were all in school, she taught Title I reading at First Evangelical Lutheran School and did substitute teaching in Glencoe. Mrs. Schulz was a member of Church of Peace in Glencoe, where she served on the Women’s Guild and taught Sunday school. She also was a member of the Glencoe Area Retired Educators and Rich Valley Extension Group III. As a homemaker, Mrs. Schulz baked, gardened, canned and sewed. When she found time to relax, she would read non-fiction, including biographies, and some science fiction. In their later years, the Schulzes watched and fed the many midwestern birds, of which cardinals, hummingbirds and orioles were favored. She cherished her grandchildren most of all and enjoyed spending time with them whenever she could. They have fond memories of cinnamon rolls, waffles and stories. Survivors include her children, Renae (David) Zachman of Clearwater, Kurt Schulz of Glencoe, Arlen Schulz of Bruce, Wis., Jeri (Kelvin) Kaczmarek of Minnetonka, Fritz (Sue) Schulz of Glencoe, and Leslie (Kurt) Koehler of Bakersfield, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Craig) Klocker of Paynesville, Eric Zachman of Clearwater, Michelle (Michael) Kulzer of Brainerd, Laura Kaczmarek, Michael Kaczmarek, and Lucas Kaczmarek of Minnetonka, Casey Schulz and Axel Schulz of Glencoe, and Erin Koehler, Evan Koehler, and Emma Koehler of Bakersfield, Calif.; great-grandchild, Chloe Ulrich of Minnetonka; nephews, Paul Anderson of Dassel and Steve Anderson of St. Cloud; other relatives and many friends. Preceding her in death were her husband, Lester Schulz; parents, Frederick and Jennie Anderson; and brother, Wilton Anderson and his wife, Delores. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
End of year a good time to reflect
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on 2012. The end of the year is also a great time to set goals and plans for 2013. I look forward to thinking back on the previous accomplishments of the past year and trying to accomplish more in the next year. Hopefully, you can look back on 2012 with positive thoughts and have some great goals for 2013. My position and work over the last eight years with the University of Minnesota Extension in McLeod and Meeker counties has been extremely rewarding. I have tried to set goals for myself that were achievable, but have also tried to set some goals that are difficult to achieve. Setting those lofty goals and plans of work has helped to push me and my work forward. My role entails providing education to farmers in McLeod and Meeker counties. Education is provided through educational programs, field days, news releases to the media, radio interviews, e-mail listservs and technical service. Fulfilling all of these areas is needed to make sure that the education is available and provided where the public is looking for it. As I reflect on 2012, I have tried to bring high quality educational programs to the area that can best help producers with their decision making. I have also worked towards weekly communication to area media that ensures that the public is aware of educational programs and timely information for their decision making process. E-mail listservs have been utilized extensively to get information out to clientele. Finally, providing timely feedback to the public regarding their technical service requests is another area that helps to ensure that the public is connected. Some of the educational needs I see in 2013 and beyond include helping farmers with their farm business needs. The price of corn and soybeans has been strong for the last four years. These higher prices, low interest rates, and higher profitability for farmers has also led to increased land rent and land sales in the area. Input prices also have increased in recent years and these increases along with land access have led to increased costs of production. The increased commodity
Farm Notes
By Nathan Winter
prices along with the increased cost of production have increased the amount of money it takes to farm, which can be troubling for current farms, but even more so for transitioning farms and new farmers. Strong prices of agricultural commodities like corn and soybeans also have made it more difficult for the livestock sector. These higher prices have led to higher feed costs for farmers in recent years through either purchasing feed or from higher land access costs. Higher feed costs without higher prices for milk and meat can be detrimental to livestock farmers and the livestock industry.
One of my goals for 2013 is to make sure that farmers are aware of educational programs and resources to better help them with their farm business. Helping these farmers with making decisions that can help strengthen their business and lowering their risk is imperative for sustainability. One of the other goals I have is to make sure that farmers know of the education and resources that are available to them when making farm business decisions.
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The McLeod County Chronicle, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, page 8
County Board sets $1.2 million cap for proposed highway shed
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board on Thursday set a not-to-exceed cost of $1.2 million on a new highway shop that will serve the Silver Lake and Lester Prairie areas. County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst had appeared before the board asking for approval to contract with HCM Architects of Minneapolis “to prepare detailed plans and specifications for the proposed highway maintenance facility east of Silver Lake,” according to the agenda. Brunkhorst said HCM had prepared initial conceptual layouts for the new building, which he said had an estimated cost of between $1 million and $2 million. Commissioner Ray Bayerl warned against putting a general estimated cost in the contract. “If you put in $2 million, that’s what they’ll design for,” said Bayerl. Commissioners Paul Wright and Sheldon Nies agreed. If the architects come back with a design that the commissioners think costs “too much, then we have to change orders, and that drives up the cost even more,” said Wright. Nies said that he was aware of an earlier figure of about $1.2 million for a pre-engineered steel building. Both Bayerl and Nies cited the Trailblazer Transit building as an example in which architects submitted designs with estimated costs that exceeded the proposed budget. He suggested that the County Board set that figure as the not-to-exceed number for the building, and the Board voted on a motion to do that. Brunkhorst said that typically, architects charge 7 percent to 9 percent of the total cost of the project, and asked for a not-to-exceed cost of $100,000 for architectural fees. Because the building is pre-engineered, Brunkhorst expects the actual fees to “be on the lower side.” The next step, Nies indicated, is the “decision as to who will oversee the project.”
Jury trial set Jan. 7 for sheriff’s deputy
A motion hearing is set for this afternoon (Wednesday), and a jury trial is slated for Monday, Jan. 7, starting at 8:30 a.m., in the criminal case against McLeod County Deputy Mark Eischens, charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors after he discharged his weapon during an April event in which he and other members of an emergency response team were executing a search warrant. A male was grazed by a bullet during the incident. Eischens was indicted by a grand jury Oct. 19 Eischens is facing a felony charge of assault in the second degree — dangerous weapon and a felony charge of possessing a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm that endangers safety. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of assault in the fifth degree — inflict or attempt bodily harm; and a misdemeanor charge of dangerous weapons — recklessly handle or use. Eischens is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the court proceedings, and also was released on his own recognizance by the court after being booked. He is being represented by Robert Jon Fowler, an attorney for Fowler Law Firm, which is the general counsel for the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police.
In other business, Gerald Bebo of rural Silver Lake appeared before the board to protest a planned pyrotechnics (fireworks) display set for Jan. 5 at a farm near Silver Lake. The display is a practice session for Northern Lights Pyrotechnics. Bebo said that previous sessions “shook the windows and set all the dogs barking.” Bebo also said his wife is quite ill, and he will probably take her to a hotel to avoid the stress caused by the noise of the fireworks. Bebo said he received a letter from the county notifying neighbors of the display, and said he would have preferred to be notified before the permit had been issued. “If I had the letter prior to this, I would have had a lot of people here (to protest the permit),” Bebo said. Bayerl said that Bebo had
complained about the noise the prior year, and Bayerl had brought the complaint up to the company’s representative at the board’s Dec. 5 meeting. Nies concurred, saying that the County Board had asked the company not to fire off its noisier fireworks in deference to the neighbors. Bebo said the company is from out of the county, and that it should do its testing in its home county. County Attorney Mike Junge said the company and land owner had followed the procedures outlined for obtaining a fireworks permit.
Salaries set
The County Board also set salaries for elected officials for 2013. Junge’s 2013 salary will be $99,058. His 2012 salary was $98,017; Auditor/Treasurer Cindy Schultz’s salary will be $72,937, as compared to $71,897 in 2012; and Sheriff Scott Rehmann’s salary will be $75,306 in 2013, as compared to his 2012 salary of $74,266.
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a very small role. The business people and individuals stepped up (to get the City Center done). That was a massive volunteer effort!” He said he also was pleased to get the Buffalo Highlands Trail opened this fall. “That was many years in the making.” Also the opening of the second industrial park site and the recruiting done to begin to fill those industrial lots has been rewarding as well, Ehrke said. “But most rewarding,” Ehrke said, “was just working with the businesses in Glencoe,” learning what this town has to offer and how fortunate Glencoe is to have all these businesses. There has been a greater impact from the chamber and city continuing to work together to promote Glencoe in its on-going effort to recruit new businesses. “We do a lot more promoting of existing businesses than many other communities,” Ehrke said, and that has drawn the attention of such groups like the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), who has been a great help to Glencoe. He said the chamber continues to support a wide range of businesses, and chamber board has emphasized in recent years the many educational opportunities available for businesses and business owners. Erhke said the Glencoe business community is “more engaged now” than in the past, and the chamber members “have been great” in both moral and financial support of the chamber’s efforts. “Could we use more financial resources? Yes,” Ehrke said. “But we have a good system in place. I like the system we have in Glencoe (city-chamber partnership).” He said it is 40 hours working for business in Glencoe. “It’s a full-time job, I’m just not a city employee. “It’s time for someone else to pick up the ball,” Ehrke said of his decision. “Change is a good thing. I look at it as a great opportunity for the community and organization (chamber).” Some future projects he will miss out on are the expansion of the municipal liquor store and the marketing of the former Mark’s Economart property in downtown Glencoe. ***** But Ehrke also looked at the change as a good opportunity for him, as well. It allows him to better use his experience. Ehrke said his position will be as a community development specialist helping communities with grant writing and developing plans for projects. While Glencoe is pretty well established with its infrastructure and utility needs, Ehrke said not all communities are that fortunate. Another part of his job is to identify other clients for SEH in his regions of work. Now he will be working in the private sector with SEH, and Ehrke said that will offer “more challenges and different perspectives. Each community has its own niches, resources and needs.” He said a big issue always revolves around public utilities and transportation needs. He said the region he has been assigned “is not much different than ours.”
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Retiring commissioners honored
Two retiring McLeod County commissioners were given plaques Thursday morning following a reception prior to the County Board meeting. Above left, County Administrator Pat Melvin presented retiring Commissioner Bev Wangerin with a photograph of long-time fellow Commissioner Ray Bayerl, who also is retiring, so that she would remember the many years the two sat side by side at the commissioners’ dais. Above right, Commissioner Kermit Terlinden presented Bayerl with his plaque. Bayerl also received a framed photograph of Wangerin. Wangerin served 24 years on the board and Bayerl is a 22-year veteran.
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Wangerin firmly believes there is a place for women on county boards. “I think we bring a different perspective to the table,” said Wangerin. In fact, she said, she tried to encourage other women to run after she decided to step down after her current term. “I made tons and tons of phone calls,” said Wangerin. But any county board commissioner needs plenty of two things, Wangerin said — time and “broad shoulders. I think people get afraid of the phone calls they might get” as a county commissioner. Wangerin said the board debated a lot of controversial issues over the years; probably, the most notable was a new jail, at a cost of $22.5 million, that was proposed in 2007. The County Board eventually abandoned that project, which “in hindsight, was probably the best decision the board could have made,” said Wangerin. Other counties which have built jails are struggling with debt payments in the current economy, Wangerin said, while McLeod County is currently debt-free. But the accomplishment of which she is most proud, Wangerin said, is the formation of Primewest Health, a collaboration of 13 counties, which is a county-based purchaser of health-care plans for Medicare clients in the participating counties. Primewest started as a venture of Pipestone, Renville, Meeker and McLeod counties in 1997, and eventually evolved into the 13-county, multi-million dollar organization it is today. “It took tons and tons of meetings and time,” Wangerin said of Primewest’s formation. “But I really developed a passion for public health because of it.” County government, Wangerin said, “is something that gets in your blood,” which is why she stuck with it for six terms. But now Wangerin feels it is time for a change, and thinks her constituents probably feel the same. “I could tell the last time I campaigned that people are probably ready for a change,” said Wangerin, who intends to continue her 54-year career with McGraw and maybe do a little traveling in the future. “It (change) seems to be the political climate right now.” And while she is ready for the change, Wangerin said she will miss county government. “I really enjoyed it,” Wangerin said. “We always had excellent people to work with.”
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that in early weeks, recycling had increased 4-1/2 tons per week, and that there had been so many requests for recycling containers that the county ran out of its supply and had to “borrow” containers from West Central Sanitation. Ballard also asked if it is legal for the city to strike its own contract for recycling collection, and was told that County Attorney Mike Junge is checking into that. “I should have an answer to the board within the next two weeks,” Junge added. Seeking Junge’s opinion does not necessarily mean the County Board intends to take legal action, Nies stressed. The County Board also reviewed a comparison sheet that its Solid Waste Department had prepared, it said, because of inquiries by Glencoe residents regarding the issue. According to the county’s comparison of the city’s proposed single-sort system to the county’s five-sort system: • The city of Glencoe will provide a 64-gallon cart for recycling, while the county provides an 18-gallon bin, but will give residents additional bins upon request. • The city of Glencoe will have every-other-week collection; the county offers every-week collection. • The city of Glencoe will charge residents a $2.90 per month fee for recycling; the county’s service is free. • The city of Glencoe’s system provides “no general revenue fund support,” while the county’s system provides “revenue … to support the general revenue fund.” • There will be no recycling rebate to GSL schools under the city system; GSL does get a rebate under the county system. • The city will have to fund recycling education; the county funds recycling education in its program. • The city is proposing a $20 per appliance recycling fee; the county has a $10 per appliance recycling fee. • The city of Glencoe’s contract has an electronics recycling fee of 43 cents per pound, so a 27-inch TV, weighing 75 pounds, would cost a resident $32.68 to recycle. The county’s recycling fee for electronics is $10 per unit, maximum, regardless of weight, so that same television could be recycled for a $10 fee. And, according to the county information, anything smaller than a laptop can be recycled for free with the county program.
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