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The McLeod County
County hires consultant to look at GSL’s all-time rebound leader recycling data — Page 1B
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By Lori Copler Staff Writer hen Julia Pavlish’s health began seriously failing, at the age of 91, she just wanted to be home — in the simple rural Lester Prairie home where she and her husband had raised their three children. Her daughter, Diane Zellmann, said her mother was taken to a hospital in early January 2012, suffering from an upper respiratory infection and congestive heart failure. Doctors told the family that Julia “wouldn’t make it through the weekend,” recalled Diane Zellmann. While her mother had suffered a natural decline in her health as she aged, she had continued to live on her own, helped by Zellmann, who lived right next door. Zellmann also is a home health aide. “I visited her every day,” said Zellmann. “We were always very close.” And Julia just wanted to be in that home as her life came to a close, and Zellmann wanted to make that wish a reality. Fortunately, Zellmann said, she is good friends with Lona Oltmann, the patient care coordinator for what was then called ConnectCare, a hospice pro-
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Blizzard Blast set for Friday
Allina Health Home Care Services (formerly known as ConnectCare) will have its 7th-annual Blizzard Blast charity event Friday, Jan. 25, from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center. As in the past, the event will include dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, wine tasting and live entertainment featuring Blurred Vision. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner, the dance and a chance at a grand prize drawing of $500. Second prize is $200 and third prize is $100. You do not need to be presgram for the dying. Zellmann told Oltmann about her mother’s wish to come home, “but I said, ‘how am I going to be able to do this? How can I take care of her?’” That is when Oltmann suggested ConnectCare. ConnectCare, which recently was assumed by Alent to win. Tickets can be bought in Glencoe at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS), the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce, Coborn’s and CareConnection Thrift Shop; and in Hutchinson at Hutchinson Health Care, Cash Wise Foods, and the Allina Health Home Care Services office. For more information, call Allina Health at 1-800-454-8616, or visit www.al linahealth.org/ blizzardblast. All proceeds from the event benefit local hospice services.
Chronicle photo by Lori Copler
Diane Zellmann of rural Lester Prairie, shown above with photographs of her mother, Julia Pavlish, is extremely grateful for the help ConnectCare, now known as Allina Health Home Care Services, gave her mother and family as Pavlish came to
the end of her life. ConnectCare provided about six weeks of hospice care before Pavlish died in February 2012. Allina Health Home Care Services is sponsoring its annual Blizzard Blast fund raiser Friday night at the Glencoe City Center.
lina Health Home Care Services, helped provide Zellmann with the equipment she needed for her mother, including a hospital bed, and a lot of emotional and physical support.
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Recycling: So whose facts are right ones?
By Rich Glennie Editor Glencoe City Council members are frustrated. The squabble over recycling options — onesort vs. five-sort — has been blown out of proportion, and consumes a lot of city staff time and effort to get the facts out to the public. All the city officials say they want is to offer citizens of Glencoe a one-sort recycling option. The aim is to increase local recycling efforts, which will save Glencoe homeowners on their future garbage rates. The more that is recycled, the smaller the garbage bins needed at less cost. The city’s efforts also address a lack of recognition in the current garbage ordinance that recycling is occurring. There is no mention of recycling in the current 1970 ordinance, and City Council is seeking to update that. It also happens to coincide with its renewal of the city’s garbage contract with Waste Management, a five-year pact that received City Council approval in December. Waste Management approached the city about adding recycling to the contract, and that is when stuff hit the fan. ***** So why has recycling become such a hot-button item? Glencoe’s withdrawal from the county’s recycling program has been viewed as a threat by county officials. Some Glencoe residents complained that the county service is free now, while the one-sort option will cost Glencoe residents $2.90 a month. And the current debate also has to do with dueling information — the city’s research indicates different conclusions than information released by county officials.
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
One-Act Play ‘Medea’
Glencoe-Silver Lake’s One-Act Play cast will hold a public performance of “Medea,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the high school auditorium. The performance is free. Above are Mariah Guldemann-Chiarello, as Medea in center, encircled by Lill Mallak, Sloan Becker, Kayla Williams-Schwarze and Stephanie Chastek. The subsection One-Act Play competition will be held in Jordan on Saturday, with GSL to perform at 1:30 p.m. More photos are inside today’s Chronicle.
Recycling
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Weather
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‘Give Kids a Smile’ free dental care set Feb. 1
Dr. Shawn Knorr of Contemporary Dental, Glencoe, is joining with dental professionals across the state to provide free care to children whose families cannot afford to pay for their dental care. The service day is known as “Give Kids a Smile,” and will be held at the Contemporary Dental office on Feb. 1. Contemporary Dental is located at 1015 Greeley Ave., Glencoe. Anyone with questions, or who is interested in scheduling an appointment for Feb. 1, may call the dental office at 320-864-3129. The Minnesota Dental Association is sponsoring “Give Kids a Smile” because dentists are committed to providing all children with dental care and improving access to care throughout Minnesota. “Give Kids a Smile” is an annual one-day volunteer initiative to provide free educational, preventive and restorative services to children from low-income families that do not have dental insurance. Now in its 10th consecutive year, “Give Kids a Smile” has provided free dental care to nearly 40,000 children. Patients seeking appointments should be under the age of 18 and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information on specific services that will be provided will be outlined when an appointment is scheduled. You must have an appointment in advance of your visit.
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Great day to fish
While Matt Brennan, above right, works on his equipment, his wife, Jane, was busy fishing at the inaugural ice fishing contest on High Island Lake in New Auburn on Saturday. Jane Brennan had the better plan. She caught five walleyes, while her husband caught none. At right, the threesome of Mitchell Polzin and his father, David, along with Bennett Bielke, working the auger, set up their fish house prior to the contest. The contest attracted over 300 fishermen and women from around the area and as far away as Rochester. The first fish caught, a couple of minutes after the contest opened, was a .05 ounce walleye by Leo Ramirez. In all 98 walleyes were registered, along with three crappies and 13 perch. Winners in the walleye contest were Nate Tesch with a .65-pounder. Tesch also had the third largest at a half pound. In second was Ron Ludwig with a .55-pound walleye. In the crappie division, Jordan Jopp had the largest at .76 of a pound. Second was Kelly Raddatz and third was Mitch Setterman. In the youth competition, first place went to Braden Goebel, second was Ethan Ringo and third was Adam Grouette. In the rough fish category, Ethan Ringo and Amber Biehn tied and split the $50 prize money. In the walleye and crappie categories, first place earned $100; second was $75; and third was $50. In the youth division, the prize money was $50, $30 and $15. Organizers called the first ice fishing contest on the lake successful in that it raised awareness of the results of walleye stocking efforts of the Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with assistance from the Friends of High Island. “It was a family affair,” said Jane Goettl, of the Friends of High Island, sponsor of the event.
Happenings
Legion changes meeting date
The regular monthly meeting of the Glencoe American Legion Post 95 will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., in the basement of Glencoe VFW Post 5102. The change of the meeting is for the month of February only. Future meetings will take place on the first Thursday of each month as usual. All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served.
Potato pancakes are back
The 62nd annual First Lutheran Men’s Club potato pancake and sausage dinner is set for Sunday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the fellowship center of First Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Take out orders also are available.
GOP Women to meet Feb. 2
The McLeod County Republican Women will meet, at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Hutchinson VFW Post, 906 First Ave. SW, Hutchinson. District 18A state Rep. Dean Urdahl will be the speaker. The public is invited to hear him speak and ask questions.
After-Prom group to meet
The Glencoe-Silver Lake After-Prom committee for parents of GSL juniors will meet at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, at the north complex on Hennepin Avenue. The north complex also houses county offices of the auditor and driver’s license bureau. Call Nicole at 864-1601 for information. The aim of the group is to provide a safe night our for GSL’s juniors and seniors.
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Police issued one “snowbird” citation for winter parking on Friday, Jan. 11. Also on Jan. 11, a man fell in a hallway at a residence on Abby Lane and could not get up. Police and firefighters were able to assist him. He was transported by ambulance to Glencoe Regional Health Services’ emeregncy room. A theft was reported on Saturday, Jan. 12, from a home on Interwood Drive. Stolen was a bicycle that was later located on 13th Street, and returned to the owner. A two-vehicle accident was reported on Jan. 12 at 5:21 p.m., in the 1800 block of 16th Street. Involved were a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Gregory Ober of Glencoe and a 2006 Ford Fusion driven by Alyson Nemec of Glencoe. Also on Jan. 12, a theft of gas was reported at Super America. The clerk said a customer used a card, but it did not work. The person filled the vehicle with gas and left heading eastbound on Highway 212. A LeCenter Police officer located the vehicle. The driver contacted Super America and paid for the gas over the phone. Six “snowbird” citations were issued on Sunday, Jan. 13. Police were called to two medical situations that afternoon. One, at 3:47 p.m., was at a residence on Dogwood Avenue and the other, at 7:32 p.m., on Ford Avenue. Both were taken to the hospital emergency room. A traffic stop at 11:39 p.m., Jan. 13, at Highway 212 and Chandler Avenue resulted in a driver being issued a citation for going 85 mph in a 65 mph zone. An attempted burglary was reported at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14, at a residence on 13th Street. The front door frame had been pushed in. Nothing was missing. Another gas drive-off was reported at Casey’s General Store on 13th Street at 11 a.m., Jan. 14. Two more winter parking tickets were issued during the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 15. Two more medical assistance calls were received before the end of the day. One was at 1:36 p.m. on Judd Avenue. A man was taken by ambulance after complaining of weakness in the legs and shaking. At 8:23 p.m., another ambulance run was called to a home on 14th Street. A person was having severe back pain. Two more “snowbird” citations were issued early on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Another medical assistance call was responded to at 3:37 a.m. from a 16th Street residence. A man collapsed in the bathroom and could not get up. An ambulance took the man to the hospital. At 12:33 a.m., Thursday, an officer spotted a woman pushing a baby stroller in the area of 16th Street and Judd Avenue. The officer thought that was a little late for a baby to be outside in the cold and stopped. The woman indicated she was going to the hospital because the baby was sick. The officer transported them to the hospital. Also on Thursday, officers cited three vehicles in violation of the “snowbird” ordinance. A 9-1-1 hangup at 5:57 a.m., Thursday, from a residence in 16th Street resulted in a person being transported by ambulance to the hospital emergency room. A vehicle fire was reported at 5:22 p.m., Thursday, on Dogwood Avenue. There was a lot of smoke, but no flames as Glencoe firefighters responded to take care of the problem.
Intro to Medicare is offered
The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging®, Inc. will be teaching an introductory class on Medicare. If you are getting ready to turn 65, new to Medicare or just want information about your benefits, this class is for you! The class will be held at the Hutchinson Senior Center, 1005 Highway 15 South, Suite 15, Hutchinson, on Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. For more details and to reserve a seat, contact Ashley Ronglien at 1-800-333-2433, extension 82024.
Auxiliary meeting canceled
The February meeting of the Brownton Legion Auxiliary to Post 143 has been canceled, but the February Brownton Legion meeting is still on as scheduled.
TOPS meets on Thursdays
Glencoe TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 1558 meets on Thursday nights at Christ Lutheran Church. Weigh-in starts at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5:45 p.m. For more information call Gloria at 320-864-4174 or Judy at 320-864-5495.
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Glencoe seniors to meet
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Singing Friends to rehearse
The Singing Friends Chorus will start rehearsals for the spring concert season on Jan. 29. The Singing Friends are a 30-voice, fun-loving, all-ages SATB choir based in Norwood Young America. Tenors and basses are especially sought this season. No auditions are required to sing with the group. If interested in singing, attend an open rehearsal on Tuesday, Jan. 29, or Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America. For more information, call director Karen de Boer at 320-864-2742. To be included in this column, items for Happenings must be received in the Chronicle office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday of the week they are to be published. Items received after that will be published elsewhere in the newspaper as space permits.
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Bill Pinske re-elected chair of Trailblazer Joint Powers Board
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Trailblazer Joint Powers Board on Thursday reelected Sibley County Commissioner Bill Pinske as its chairman and McLeod County Commissioner Kermit Terlinden as vice chairman. New McLeod County 1st District Commissioner Ron Shimanski was elected recorder. Shimanski joined the board in replacement of his predecessor, McLeod County Commissioner Ray Bayerl, who retired when his term expired in early January. Sibley County Commissioner Joy Cohrs sat in on the meeting Thursday, acting in proxy for appointed member Jim Swanson, who was out of state. McLeod County Commissioner Sheldon Nies was absent. Trailblazer Transit Director Gary Ludwig spent a good portion of the meeting explaining how Trailblazer operates to the two commissioners who weren’t familiar with it. According to Ludwig, Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board, which is comprised of three McLeod County commissioners and two from Sibley County, based on population, actually operates two separate services. The bulk of the operation is Trailblazer Transit, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), which administers state and federal funds that help support rural transit. Under the Trailblazer Transit umbrella are the system’s bus service, which runs 12 schedules, and one bus schedule that runs under what used to be known as JARC (Job Access Reverse Commute), which was primarily a program that addressed work commute issues. Ludwig said the former JARC program, which is more familiarly known as the 5316 bus service (5316 is an account code used by state and federal agencies), will be combined with the other program, which is known as the 5311 bus service. The 5311 also is an accounting code number. The Trailblazer Transit portion of the service also utilizes about 15 volunteer drivers to supplement the bus routes. MnDOT and other agencies fund about 80 to 85 percent of the Trailblazer Transit program, Ludwig said. The Trailblazer Transit program runs five days a week, from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and encompasses transportation for McLeod and Sibley county residents, and for those living within a one-mile radius of the counties’ borders. However, Ludwig said, there are sometimes transportation needs that are outside the scope of the Trailblazer Transit hours, or its service radius. “The world doesn’t begin at 6:30 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday,” said Ludwig. In recognition of that, the Trailblazer Joint Powers Board started a separate, nonMnDOT program called SMART (Sibley-McLeod Auxiliary Regional Transit), which will accommodate those who need transportation to such places as the Twin Cities and Rochester. Shimanski asked if the SMART program was selffunding. “We tried to establish rates so that we break even or come a little bit ahead,” said Ludwig. Ludwig said Trailblazer started in 1999, an outgrowth of what was first just a Sibley County program. In 1999, its first year of operation, Trailblazer provided about 15,000 one-way rides. “We have been in excess of 160,000 rides at our peak,” said Ludwig. Ludwig said that Trailblazer is sometimes mistakenly thought of as a service for the elderly. “Actually, only about 10 percent of our riders are seniors,” said Ludwig. “We are truly a service for all ages.” Ludwig said the large number of rides attests to the fact that Trailblazer provides a needed service. “Our service makes a profound difference in some people’s lives,” said Ludwig. “We’re here for that quality of life reason.” In other business, the Joint Powers Board: • Increased the commissioners’ per diem to $45 per meeting from $35. • Heard that a conditional job offer has been made to a candidate as the new operations manager. That person should start Feb. 4, provided they pass background checks, said Ludwig. • Heard that Office Manager Cindy Posivio had applied for, and been accepted for, the new position of executive assistant. The office manager position will be eliminated, Ludwig said.
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Above, John Seipel as Jason and Mariah Guldemann-Chiarillo as Medea are two of the main characters in Glencoe-Silver Lake’s One-Act Play performance of “Medea.” At the left are Amber Drong as the nurse with Stephanie Chastek, background, and Sloan Becker as members of Medea’s Chorus. The GSL cast will host a free performance of the play at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the high school auditorium as a practice run for the subsectional competition that is set for Jordan on Saturday. GSL will perform at 1:30 p.m., Saturday. Six teams compete at Jordan. The top two teams will advance to the section competition. Patrick Hilter is directing GSL’s play.
County hires consultant to examine recycling
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a not-to-exceed figure of $50,000 to have a consultant review the county’s recycling program. According to Commissioner Paul Wright, the consultant, SAIC, will study different options, including onesort or two-sort recycling programs, and the equipment that may be needed at the county’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to accommodate a different recycling program. Currently, the county offers a free, five-sort recycling program to residents in the community. But recently, the city of Glencoe has been considering a contract with Waste Management for a one-sort program, which has caused issues with the county’s program. It was reported Tuesday that the city of Winsted also is interested in a one-sort program, and has begun discussions with the county about a potential change in the county program. Wright said the county has used a five-sort system because it helps reduce the contamination between different products that are recycled by keeping them separated at the source, rather than having all of the recycled material taken in bulk and mixed to a facility, and then separating. “There is no single-sort that is as good as five-sort,” said Wright. “Our contamination rate will go up,” if the county goes to one- or two-sort, said Commissioner Sheldon Nies. But city officials in Glencoe and others contend that recycling will increase if people do not have to pre-sort the material. Wright said he prefers an outside consultant look at the recycling program because a change may require a significant investment in equipment, or even a building expansion, at MRF. “We may have to put a lot of money into the facility,” said Wright “And we want to make sure we do it right.” Wright also said that the study and any resulting equipment or facility changes will be paid for through solid waste funds, and not from the general levy. In related business, Commissioner Kermit Terlinden asked about adding additional recycling bins in Glencoe, perhaps in one of the courthouse parking lots or at some county-owned land at the west edge of the city. Terlinden said city of Glencoe officials had shown county officials photos of the over-flowing recycling bin at the current site, located near the railroad on the east side of town. Terlinden said the overflowing bins were proof that people are trying to recycle. Nies said the MRF committee has been discussing that issue, and agreed to add another day a week to pick up cardboard at the site, which seems to be the biggest issue. Nies also said that the current Glencoe drop-off site needs to be relocated because it is partially located on railroad property, and because there has been at least one accident there. In other business, the County Board: • Held an hour-long closed session to hear an appeal of a disciplinary action that had been taken against an employee. After the meeting reopened, Nies said a statement will be made about the matter after the appeals process is fully gone through. • Agreed to buy a Caterpillar front-end loader at the state contract price of $188,164, which Highway Maintenance Superintendent Elvis Voigt said will replace two older loaders. The two older loaders will be sold on sealed bids. • Purchased two Dodge Durangos and two Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles for the sheriff’s department at a total cost of just over $105,500 for the four vehicles. • Approved the annual committee appointments.
Card of Thanks
I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to Pastor Gomez for prayer; to everyone who sent cards, brought food to our home, or helped in any way, after my accident. The quick response to my 911 call. We don’t realize what we have here in Glencoe, until we need help. Thank You, LaVerna Just
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Scholarships $2,250; fireworks over High Island on July 4th $7,750; City of New Auburn Parks $400 and Fire Department $1,000; Salvation Army $625; Friends of High Island $6,250; Veteran’s events and organizations $6,810; GSL and Sibley East schools $3,812; donations to organizations and individuals under the age of 18 for various qualifying activities $1,800; miscellaneous $594. Total $31,291.
GSL Knowledge Bowlers medal at all levels
In the third meet for Glencoe-Silver Lake High School teams since the beginning of January (and the fifth meet for junior high students), GSL’s Knowledge Bowl teams traveled to Dawson for an invitational on Saturday. GSL teams at all levels earned medals. “When 12 to 15 schools attend an invitational, this is a relatively unusual accomplishment, and this is the third time (out of four threelevel meets) this year that we have had this level of success,” said GSL coach Vicky Harris. “With a rare weekend break coming up next weekend, this was exciting for us.” Harris said the varsity competition included 20 teams from 12 schools, and Willmar won with a score of 106, while Hutchinson took second with 105. GSL’s top team lagged behind the top two, but placed third with 94.5 points. GSL’s second team tied New London-Spicer for fourth with 91 points. While GSL had the highest score in Room 1 two times, the Panthers could not accumulate enough points to move up in the standings. GSL 1 included Joe Fehrenbach, Ethan Bass, Mark Broderius and Chandler Swift. GSL 2 competed for the whole meet in Room 2, and had one high score of 16, but otherwise suffered the same problem as GSL 1 – it just didn’t have enough oomph to move up farther, Harris said. This team included Lindsey Becker, Kyle Beck, Oakley Clark, Patrick Fehrenbach and Jacob Wawrzyniak. The junior varsity meet had 13 teams from nine schools. GSL’s only team started in Room 2, but earned 20 points in the first oral round. It moved into first place where it stayed for the rest of the meet. GSL’s final score was 94.5 points. ACGC was second with 89, while Willmar Community Christian ended in third with 73 points. The GSL team members were Cody Wendorff, Cedric Winter, Mitch Beneke and Maddie Kuehn. GSL had three teams in the 22-team junior high competition. Thirteen schools were represented. GSL’s first team started in Room 2, dropped briefly to Room 3 in the third round, and came back up to Room 2. In the final rounds the team earned 22 and 14 points and got just high enough to earn third place, Harris said. The junior high meet was won by Willmar with 120, and Ortonville took second with 106. GSL 1 finished with 108.5. This team included Maggie Petersen, Rachel Reichow, Dini Schweikert and Katie Twiss. GSL 3 started lower in Room 4, but by round three, the team was competing well in Room 1. In fact, GSL 3 won Room 1 in round 3, 1716-14. Round four wasn’t as kind, and GSL 3 lost 15-13-9. GSL 3 ended the meet in fourth place, still an excellent placing, with 106 points, Harris said. The team members were Jenna Lokensgard, Lindsay Wedin, Jake Fehrenbach and Theresa Siers. GSL 2 started in Room 5 and during the rest of the meet competed in Rooms 2 and 3. GSL 2 finished in ninth place with 94 points, still in the top half of the meet. The team was Connor Heuer, Cora Kuras, Marisa Luchsinger, Jake Vasek and Jack Gepson. Next weekend there are no Knowledge Bowl meets in the region, but on the first Saturday in February, GSL will be traveling to Little Falls for the “Lucky Lindy Invitational.” Harris said both students and coaches enjoy the Little Falls meet because there is excellent competition from other parts of the state, often including Brainerd, Moorhead, and many good teams from the metro area. Also coaching the GSL Knowledge Bowl teams with Harris is Clare Nolan.
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Recycling debate needs to find a mutually satisfactory solution
Our view: County Board, Glencoe City Council first of all need to agree on the correct numbers
rior to the Jan. 7 Glencoe City Council meeting, the McLeod County Board and Glencoe City Council were headed for a clash over recycling in Glencoe. They still might get there. McLeod County officials felt the county’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and its funding were being threatened by Glencoe’s decision to look to Waste Management to do its recycling instead of the county-contracted West Central Sanitation. Glencoe City Council, meanwhile, felt it had a right to contract with Waste Management for a deal that would help increase Glencoe residents’ recycling numbers by making it more convenient. It also would tie in nicely with the city’s renewal of its garbage contract with Waste Management. The city wants a one-sort program offered by Waste Management, and the county offers a five-sort program and is not about to change. Stalemate. That is until County Commissioner Paul Wright stepped to the microphone at the Jan. 7 City Council meeting and brought some calm to this squabble that is of little significance to most residents of Glencoe or the county. Wright stressed the need for more time to work out a solution, like a year. Glencoe City Council seemed agreeable at the time. Now, both sides need to use the same facts to come up with a good solution for all involved. But whose numbers are correct? That is where the squabbling comes in. Each accuses the other of not having the right numbers. The county officials, at county board meetings and again at the recent City Council meeting, offered their numbers. Inside today’s Chronicle is the city’s take on the situation, offered at a special meeting last week at the City Center.
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At stake for the county is the loss of Glencoe’s recyclables that are currently brought to the county’s MRF in Hutchinson. Those county recyclables are, in turn, processed and sold as commodities on the markets for glass, plastics, aluminim, etc. The county’s recycling funds, TIP fees at the Spruce Ridge Landfill, along with state funding, support the county’s recycling programs. Going to Waste Management’s one-sort would reduce the volume of recyclables going to the MRF, thus reduce the dollars generated by selling recyclables, thus threaten funding for county recycling efforts. Waste Management has its own recycling facility outside of McLeod County, and would rebate a portion of the recycling revenue directly to Glencoe homeowners who are recycling, lowering the cost of the monthly service charge. So how did we get to this point? It seems to be a battle of wills. Some members of the county board and some members of Glencoe City Council all want their own way. Hopefully, cooler heads, like shown by Wright, will prevail and find common ground. Who controls recycling and its decisions is what appears to be another bone of contention. The county has invested a lot of money in its MRF and household hazardous waste facility in Hutchinson; some city officials think the county should not be in the recycling business at all. Private industry could do it better. The fight could open old wounds between city officials and some members of the county board. Those wounds need to be patched up, and the only way to do that is to have all sides sit down at the same table, discuss the same facts and come to a mutually satisfactory conclusion. To most of us, recycling has been a non-issue. Let’s keep it that way. — R.G.
Letters to Editor ConnectCare: Changes noted, services remain
To the Editor: There’s certainly been no shortage of discussion in the past few years about health care reform and how it will impact people. While there is much uncertainty, one thing is clear: Services like home health and hospice care will be an increasingly important part of the health care delivery system. For the past 15 years, ConnectCare has been providing home health and hospice care services to the communities of Hutchinson and Glencoe as a joint venture of Hutchinson Area Health Care and Glencoe Regional Health Services. As this business becomes more specialized, regulated and complicated, the decision was made by both organizations to explore additional resources. As a result, on Jan. 1, 2013, the ConnectCare employees and volunteers joined Allina Health Home Care Services, part of the notfor-profit health care system, Allina Health. It is the people and the work they do that distinguish any organization. It is important to know that the dedicated employees and volunteers of ConnectCare are still the same and are as committed as ever to serving and improving the community, now with the additional resources of Allina Health. And, while the name may change, much of what we do will remain the same. We will continue the commitment to care by providing home health and hospice care to the communities of Hutchinson, Glencoe and the surrounding areas. We will continue the commitment to our communities by raising funds that benefit local patients through philanthropic activities like Blizzard Blast (Jan. 25) and the CareConnection Thrift Store. We will continue the commitment to you by providing the support, tools and services you need to help live a healthier life. The shared passion of our two organizations — to provide compassionate, quality care to the communities we serve, brought us together. And together, we look forward to continuing to serve all who entrust us with their care. Best wishes for your good health, Michael Bartz President Allina Health Home Care Services
Rough surfacing of county roads is a problem
To the Editor: I hesitate to write these thoughts here as they are only my opinions. However, opinions do matter and, maybe, if more of us would express our opinions, we wouldn’t have to be satisfied with things that really don’t serve us well. My cause here is not to cause unrest or criticisms. This last summer saw McLeod County use a different resurfacing material on several of the roads in the area. It seems like these roads are being used as a test bed for the new resurfacing material. The new material is crushed granite, I am told. Hopes are that it will last longer than conventional surfacing materials that have been used for many years. The material is much more angular and has sharper edges than the “pea rock” used before. These sharp edges are hoped to cling to the resurfacing media better than the rounded material used normally. Other perceived improvements are added traction afforded by the sharper material and more road salt retention due to the rougher surface. My thoughts are on a different course than those. I can see where it is said to have better traction with all those sharp little edges biting into your tires. I think this “positive” attribute is far offset by the increased tire wear it will cause to all our vehicles. It will be much the same as driving on a gravel road, which is said to cut tire life by 30 percent. All these sharp edges are sure to be very wearing on publicly funded snow removal equipment, also. This “traction” also comes at a price of a very noisy road surface. This affects vehicle comfort as well as the comfort of anyone unfortunate enough to live in the vicinity of the road. Many years of research and expense trying to quiet our road surfaces has just been ignored here. As a Minnesotan, I dislike road salt very much even though there are places where it is a necessity. Road salt costs private citizens millions of dollars in car damage every year, not to mention the damage it does to our roads and infrastructure. Left over road salt on the road can actually cause poor driving conditions by catching and holding windblown snow while unsalted roads are blown clear. A road that holds salt too long after an ice event can become a hazard. If this rough-surfaced road holds salt as well as the engineers claim, it could be a problem. I have noticed on the road I am forced to travel on, there is a small spot that was not resurfaced because it has a “stop ahead” painted on the old road. That spot cleared of snow and ice while the rest of the resurfaced road still held slush, snow and ice. Coincidence? I invite you to test drive one of these newly resurfaced roads to form your own opinion. Then relay your thoughts to the folks who make these decisions so they know the facts as the public sees them. Officials would like to know how the surface is performing. County Road 1 south of Highway 212 (Arlington Road) is one. Parts of the road going around the Hutchinson Airport and toward Highway 22 from Menards is another. Maybe I am the only one who sees the negative side of this new surfacing; maybe I’m not. Tire wear, noise, safety and added expenses are not insignificant sacrifices. All roads may soon have this rough surfacing if no one speaks up. Jon Risch Glencoe
Letters to Editor Writer expresses concerns with Glencoe’s winter parking rules
To the Editor: Where are the signs? Most cities have a minimum of signage posted at city entrances stating that there is a winter parking ban. I get paid weekly; however, many people are paid bi-weekly or semimonthly. Why are these citations due in such short time? Hennepin County requires payment within 30 days. You cannot get information on your citation from the city of Chaska for a period of 10 days, and then you have to pay the fine or schedule an appearance within 30 days. Yes, that is a city-issued citation. What happens if you refuse to pay the fine? According to the police department, they will send two letters, one after a month and a second two weeks to a month after that. If you still fail to comply, it is then sent to the city attorney and a warrant for your arrest is issued. Why not make it 30 days to start with and save the administrative costs of repeat letters? I was also informed of a phone number to contact for permission to park overnight; however the officer that informed me that such a number exists was unaware of what the number was. Does this seem fair when you have to purchase the paper that notifies you of the readings and amendments? As a resident I get a paper delivered to my door and that is the paper I read, when time allows. I have had to pay two of these citations, resulting in lost revenue to local stores in our community. Let’s publish the legal notices in a paper that all residents get. Why do we have to pay to know what is happening in our community? Frustrated, Mark Cornell Glencoe
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Brownton sets March 19 vote on municipal natural gas utility
By Lori Copler Staff Writer City of Brownton residents will go to the polls in a special election Tuesday, March 19, to vote on whether or not the city should establish a municipal natural gas utility. John Rodeberg of SEH, Inc., the city’s engineering firm, gave an update on the proposed utility at a special City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15. On the ballot will be a request for voter approval of a $1.9 million revenue bond to establish natural gas service. The estimated cost of establishing the utility is $1.7 million, but Rodeberg and financial consultant David Drown both suggested a $1.9 million bond in case bids come in higher than anticipated. “Of course, we hope that they will actually come in lower, but we try to plan on the high side, just in case,” said Rodeberg. Rodeberg said that although the bond is a revenue bond, which will rely on revenues generated by the utility to make payments, the ballot still must state that “taxes will increase” if the bond passes. “I don’t particularly like that, but that’s what legally has to be on the ballot,” said Rodeberg. In fact, said Rodeberg, once the bond issue is paid off by revenues, the utility should generate about $25,000 to $50,000 annually that can be used to help keep property taxes down. The city is proposing to run a natural gas main from the United Grain Systems facility northwest of Brownton to the city, with service to homes and businesses that wish to participate. Rodeberg suggested that as an incentive to get people to sign up, the city could offer to waive the hook-up fee for a limited time. The service will be brought to the house, and residents will then need to hire someone to run the natural gas service to appliances within their homes. But Rodeberg also suggested the city set a deadline for free hook-up to encourage people to sign on to the utility as early as possible. Rodeberg said the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, to which Brownton belongs, is putting together a mailing with information about the utility and the bond issue. That should be sent out by the end of January. The City Council also set an informational meeting for Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m., at the Brownton Community Center to present information to the public. Rodeberg said another mailing will be prepared after that meeting, with a scheduled delivery date of about Feb. 12. “It will give us a chance to address some of the questions and concerns that people may raise at the meeting,” said Rodeberg. There also may be a third mailing, as well as a second meeting, to ensure that any concerns are addressed, Rodeberg added. Between Feb. 1 and the election, Rodeberg indicated, SEH will continue to work on final plans and specifications, so that they are ready to be sent out to bidders if the vote passes. If the bond issue passes, advertisements for bids will begin April 12, with a bid opening date of May 17. Construction could start in early June with an anticipated completion date of Nov. 1. homes in the city’s floodprone area, the northwest section of town, and remove those homes. Rodeberg said the program is voluntary for homeowners and, so far, only one resident has been interested in selling their home. Rodeberg said the city agreed to offer 75 percent of the assessed value of the homes to those who wish to participate. Unfortunately, Rodeberg said, home values have been dropping and the city’s offer may not be enough to cover homeowners’ outstanding mortgages on their homes. Rodeberg said at least one party indicated that they thought the offer was too low. “But this process doesn’t allow for negotiation,” said Rodeberg. Council Member Chuck Warner suggested creating a deadline for eligibility in the program. Rodeberg noted that the DNR funding actually spans two years, but said he would do some research on criteria for deadlines.
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Rodeberg also gave an update on the city’s flood mitigation project. The city has qualified for funding from the Department of Natural Resources to help it potentially buy up to eight
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Thomes, Matlock note birth
Amber Thomes and Scotty Matlock of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Elizabeth Matlock, on Jan. 8, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Kendall weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her older siblings are Wyatt and Kiersten Matlock. Grandparents are Rick and Susan Thomes of Silver Lake, Lydia and Terry Binion of Anna, Texas, and Ronald and Sara Matlock of Forrest City, Ark.
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LP airman earns honors
Air Force Airman 1st Class Franco T. Luciano, son of Jose Luciano of Highway 7, Lester Prairie, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Luciano earned distinction as an honor graduate.
McCalleys announce birth
Matt and Melissa McCalley of Lester Prairie announce the birth of their daughter, Maria Sofia, on Jan. 7, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Maria weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches in length. Grandparents are Frank and Brenda Scandin of Mayer, Mary Thurston of Lakeville and Dick McCalley of Chaska.
Bayerl makes honors list
Mitchell Bayerl of Silver Lake was named to the dean’s honor list at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the fall semester. Bayerl is in the College of Engineering.
Feltmanns announce birth
William and Jenna Feltmann of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Brynlee Rose, on Jan. 12, 2013, at Hutchinson Community Hospital. Brynlee weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. She joins a sister, Bella Rose. Grandparents are Steve and Joyce Feltmann of Norwood Young America and Ken and Rita Worm of Carver.
Area students on UMD list
Several area students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. They include from Brownton: Katelin Goebel, freshman in college of science and engineering, an undeclared major, and Michael Hahn, sophomore, an accounting major; Glencoe: Adam Broderius, sophomore, majoring in mechanical engineering/industrial engineering, Kaylee Kruschke, freshman, chemical engineering major, and Jorrin Pautz, junior, majoring in accounting; and Silver Lake: Marc Wawrzyniak, senior, teaching mathematics major.
Son born to Inselmanns
Joel and Jamie Inselmann of Kingston announce the birth of their son, Tyler Lawrence, on Jan. 10, 2013, at Hutchinson Community Hospital. Tyler weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21-1/2 inches in length. His older brother is Luke, and grandparents are Wade and Mary Trnka of Glencoe and Larry and Kathy Siegler of Kingston.
Sibley County Dairy Princess candidates are being sought for the 2013 competition sponsored by the Midwest American Dairy Association (ADA) of Sibley County. Dairy Princesses serve as goodwill ambassadors for the dairy industry. Throughout their reign, they take part in dairy promotions, media interviews, classroom presentations, parades and other public appearances to promote the dairy industry and its products. A candidate must be a high school senior about to graduate, or already be a graduate, unmarried, childless and not yet 24 years of age by July 1, 2013. Her Sibley County farm must be actively engaged in the production of milk for sale to a licensed plant contributing to the dairy promotion check-off. A candidate also qualifies if she or either of her parents are employed on a dairy farm in a dairy-related capacity. That farm must also contribute to the dairy promotion check-off program. County dairy princesses are eligible to attend a statewide training seminar to be held May 17-19, and may be selected as a finalist for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way title. Twelve finalists will be selected to compete for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way in August. At all levels of competition, contestants are judged on their communication skills, personality, enthusiasm for dairy promotion, and general knowledge of the dairy industry. Candidate entry deadline is Feb. 18. Contact Sibley County Dairy Princess Coordinator Jessica Oelfke at 952467-2661. Sibley County ADA is also seeking Dairy Ambassadors. Dairy Ambassadors can be any girl or boy between the ages of 13 and 18. They help promote the dairy industry by attending parades and serving dairy products at social events throughout the communities. If interested, contact Oelfke by Feb. 18.
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St. Pius X School 1103 10th St. E., Glencoe Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 Dinner includes:
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Thurs., Jan. 24 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info. Mon., Jan. 28 — Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30 p.m.; Brownton Senior Citizens Club, Brownton Community Center, 1 p.m.; Brownton Rod & Gun Club, 7 p.m. Tues., Jan. 29 — Narcotics Anonymous, Brownton Community Center, 7 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27 — Glencoe-Silver Lake AfterProm Committee for parents of GSL juniors mtg., north complex on Hennepin Ave., 6 p.m. Call Nicole at 320-864-1601 for more info. Thurs., Jan. 31 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.
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Students on SWSU fall list
A number of area students were named to the high honor roll and honor roll at Southwest Minnesota State University at Marshall for the fall semester. On the high honor roll (3.8-4.0 grade point average) were, from Arlington: Rachel Ling; Brownton: Kayla Schuette; Glencoe: Hannah Miner; and Stewart: Sharista Stuber. On the honor roll (3.5-3.79) were, from Arlington: Melinda Haupt; Glencoe: Kevin Riemenschnneider and Lisa Schroeder; and Hamburg: Crystal Joos.
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OPEN HOUSE for Allen Robeck Sr., retiring after over 40 years of service for the City of Glencoe.
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The McLeod County Chronicle, Wednesday, January 23, 2013, page 6
Lugene Dressel, 84, of Hutchinson
Funeral services for Lugene Dressel, 84, of Hutchinson, were held Thursday, Jan. 17, at Vineyard United Methodist Church in Hutchinson. The Rev. Paul Baker officiated. M r s . Dressel died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her home in Hutchinson. Lugene The or- Dressel ganist was Kay Hayden. “Celebration of a Lifetime” was by Jane Selstad. Special music by her grandchildren, Nathan and Amanda Dressel, was “In the Garden.” The congregational hymn was “The Old Rugged Cross.” Other special music was “Sentimental Journey” (CD), and the interment hymn was “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren, spouses and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Brian Dressel, Mark Dressel, David Dressel, Pat Boll, Jane Selstad and Mike Dressel. Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Lugene Peters was born on Dec. 16, 1928, in McLeod County, to F.J. and Dorothy (Merril) Peters. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith as a youth on the same day at the Congregational Church in Brownton. She received her education in Brownton and was a graduate of the Brownton High School class of 1947. On March 5, 1949, Lugene Peters was united in marriage to Vernon Dressel at the Congregational Church in Brownton. This marriage was blessed with six children, Thomas, Pat, David, Mark, Jane and Brian. The Dressels resided and farmed in rural Hutchinson. They shared 63 years of marriage. Mrs. Dressel was a loving wife, mother, homemaker and partner in the farming operation. She was a member of Vineyard United Methodist Church in Hutchinson. Besides being a mother of six, a farm wife and a gardener throughout the years, she was active in 4-H, Farm Bureau and Project Group. She was also a member of UMW and the Brownton Girls. Mrs. Dressel enjoyed baking bread, cooking, fishing, dancing and volunteering. The Dressels enjoyed going to the sales barn every Wednesday. Besides her husband, Vernon, her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren were the most important part of her life. Survivors include her husband, Vernon Dressel of Hutchinson; children, Pat (Delgene) Boll of Hutchinson, David (Annette) Dressel of Hutchinson, Mark (Jane) Dressel of Hutchinson, Jane (Lee) Selstad of St. Louis Park, and Brian (Mona) Dressel of Brownton; daughter-inlaw, Betty Sturges of Brownton; 15 grandchildren; over 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Diane (Warren) Breckenridge of Chicago, Ill., and Fran Guzie of Portland Ore.; brother, Carlton “Buzz” (Margret) Peters of Florida; sister-in-law, Edith Peters of Milwaukee, Wis.; many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, F.J. and Dorothy Peters; son, Thomas Dressel; brother, Jay Peters; brother-in-law, Paul Guzie; sister-in-law, Amy Dressel; and parents-in-law, Aaron and Fredella Dressel. Memorials are preferred. Arrangements were by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
Obituaries Maynard John Picha, 86, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Maynard John Picha, 86, of Glencoe, were held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe. The Rev. L i n z y Collins Jr. officiated. Mr. Picha died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Maynard G l e n c o e Picha Regional Health Services. Organist was Lon Roach and the Rev. Collins sang “Old Rugged Cross,” “In the Garden” and “Softly and Tenderly.” The congregational hymns were “Rock of Ages” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Honorary pallbearers were Katie Payne, Nathan Fleck, Markus Fleck, Matthew Fleck, Devin Fleck, Di Fleck and Victoria Fleck. Active pallbearers were Wayne Exsted, Scott Exsted, Ed Ide, John Vacek, Carey Alsleben and Brad Payne. Interment was at the Glencoe City Cemetery. Mr. Picha was born on May 2, 1926, in Glencoe to John and Christina (Uhlis) Picha. He was baptized in 1926 by the Rev. Viehe and confirmed in 1940 by the Rev. Dalrymple. He received his education at Country School District 65 and graduated from Glencoe High School in 1944. On June 15, 1952, Mr. Picha was united in marriage to Charmaine Exsted at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe for 60 years, 6 months and 27 days. Their marriage was blessed by their daughter LuAnn in 1955. Mr. Picha resided at his farm three miles outside of Glencoe, where he and his family farmed all their lives. Mr. Picha was a farmer, born and raised. He spent his life taking care of his land and his flock, both the livestock and the human kind. He loved to talk to people. He was a listener, a storyteller and a jokester. Mr. Picha liked John Deere tractors, talking shop with the guys, heading to town to Lindy’s, Bump’s, Burger King and Menards, and having anyone stop by for coffee. Mr. Picha also played the accordion, square danced and enjoyed local Indian history. He was an avid reader in the winter. He loved spending time with his family and grandkids. Survivors include his wife, Charmaine Picha of Glencoe; daughter, LuAnn (Greg) Fleck of Glencoe; grandchildren, Katie (Brad) Payne of Eau Claire, Wis., Matthew Fleck of Glencoe, Nathan (Victoria) Fleck of Hutchinson, Devin Fleck of Glencoe, Markus Fleck of Glencoe, Di Fleck of Glencoe; greatgrandchild, Collin Fleck; siblings, Dorothy Picha of Glencoe, Eunice (Leland) Fairbanks of Tempe, Ariz., Erwin Picha of Glencoe, Lorraine Hanson of Fridley; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Christina Picha; grandson, Jason Fleck; sister, Marion Picha; and brother-in-law, Edgar Hanson. 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.
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The family of Dick Stockman would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone for all the kindness, love and support shown to us at this difficult time. Thanks for all the cards, memorials, flowers and plants, food, visits, calls, and especially all the prayers. Special thanks to Drs. Tieben and Lane, the ER, and palliative care nurses at GRHS. Special thanks also to Pastor Bill, St. Paul’s Women’s Guild and Prayer Chain, and Plato American Legion. Thanks Sherry and Johnson-McBride for taking such loving care of us. All the love and care shown to us by our relatives, friends and co-workers will never be forgotten. Dick will live in our hearts forever. Marjorie Stockman Todd & Sabrina Stockman & girls Tammy & Hans Knutson & family Trish & Curt Olson & girls Tony Stockman & girls
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John H. Stoeckmann, 95, of NYA
Funeral services for John Herman Stoeckmann, 95, of Norwood Young America (NYA), were held Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Ref o r m e d Church in Hamburg. The Rev. D a n i e l Schnabel officiated. M r . Stoeckmann died Tues- John day, Jan. 15, Stoeckmann 2013, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. The organist was Sandy Kroells, and soloist Kara Jacobs sang “Now Rest Beneath Night’s Shadow.” Special music was “The King is Coming.” Congregational hymns were “For All the Saints,” “It is Well With My Soul” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Military honors were by Glencoe VFW Post 5102 and Plato American Legion Post 641. Pallbearers were Jeff Madejczyk, Jeff Schmidt, Dan Widmer, Mike Widmer, Paul Jacobs, Josh Goedel, Brian Lehrke and Logan Harms. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Stoeckmann was born Oct. 14, 1917, in Washington Lake Township, Sibley County, to John and Minnie (Elling) Stoeckmann. He was baptized as an infant on Nov. 4, 1917, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 29, 1931, both by the Rev. H.J. Bouman of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. He received his education at Emanuel Lutheran Parochial School in Hamburg. Mr. Stoeckmann entered active military service in the U.S. Army on June 20, 1941, and served his country in New Guinea, South Philippines and Luzon. He received an honorable discharge on Jan. 7, 1946. On June 9, 1941, Mr. Stoeckmann was united in marriage to Lenora Perbix at St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in Hamburg. They made their home on the Perbix family farm. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Marilee and Susie. The Stoeckmanns shared over 31 years of marriage before Mrs. Stoeckmann died on Sept. 2, 1972. On October 23, 1976, Mr. Stoeckmann was united in marriage to Malinda Bruesehoff Harms at The Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. They made their home in Hamburg. Their marriage was blessed with Malinda’s two sons, Bruce and Mark. They shared over 36 years of marriage. Mr. Stoeckmann was a farmer. He also worked at the Hamburg Feed Mill and drove school bus for Central School District 108 for 15 years. He was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in Hamburg, where he sang in the men’s choir and was a member of the Brotherhood. Also, he was a director for Young America Mutual Fire Insurance, a member of the Plato American Legion Post 641, Glencoe VFW Post 5102 and the Minnetonka 40 & 8. Mr. Stoeckmann enjoyed bowling for over 70 years, fishing, playing cards and repairing small engines. He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins and had the honor of raising the United States flag at Target Field on Memorial Weekend in 2012. He also had the privilege to travel with the Waconia Lions to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II Veteran Memorial. He especially cherished the time spent with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Malinda Stoeckmann of NYA; children, Marilee (Gary) Widmer of NYA, Susie (Richard) Schmidt of NYA, Bruce (Yvonne) Harms of Maple Grove, and Mark (Donna) Harms of NYA; grandchildren, Tracy (Jeff) Madejczyk of Chaska, Julie (Jeff) Schmidt of NYA, Dan Widmer and his special friend, Cheryl Craig, of NYA, Mike (Courtney) Widmer of Cologne, Kara (Paul) Jacobs of Waconia, Krista (Josh) Goedel of Mayer, Brian Harms of Naples, Fla., Rebecca (Terry) Spresser of Beaumont, Colo., Mark (Cara) Barthel of Richfield, Denise Barthel of Bloomington, Scott (Debra) Barthel of Coon Rapids, Sarah (Brian) Lehrke of NYA, and Logan Harms of NYA; great-grandchildren, Ellie, Maddie, Jackson, Lauren, Vanessa, Emily, Kiersten, Korrin, Kaelan, Cambria, Caydra, Jacob, Sydney, Wyatt, Jordyn, Weston, Lindsay, Sean, Lauren, Ty, and Lexi; sister-in-law, Pearl Bruesehoff of NYA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Minnie Stoeckmann; wife, Lenora; siblings, Elsie Panning, Edward Stoeckmann, Henry Stoeckmann, Arnold Stoeckmann, Edwin Stoeckmann and Emma Voigt; brothers-in-law, Erwin Perbix and Lester Bruesehoff. Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of NYA. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
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Only One Way!
n many parts of the country raccoon hunting is rapidly becoming a lost art. For those who have never been coon hunting it normally involves walking next to—or through a cornfield (along a pond, or grove of acorns). The ultimate goal is to get your dog to pick up the fresh scent of a raccoon. If the trail is hot enough a fight transpires in the cornfield between coon and canine. In hill country the chase often takes a person up and over a steep hill or two. Once treed the hunter has no choice but to head for the spot where his hounds are howling. However, sometimes the trail ends at a hollow tree or a rock den — and (despite a lot of effort) the hunter returns empty handed. For over fifty years my dad was an avid raccoon hunter. Only God knows how many thousands of miles (I am not exaggerating) he walked up and down the Wisconsin hills where we lived. Much of this walking was in the dark. Dad seldom turned on his flashlight so as not to distract the dogs. However, once the dogs were solidly treeing—then the flashlight came on. As a kid—a young man —and even now decades later, I remain amazed at how my dad could always bring us back to the truck. This was the case even in totally unfamiliar territory. Indeed, there were times when I had absolutely no idea as to how to get back to the vehicle. Nevertheless, I never worried. All I had to do was follow dad. He knew the way. In fact, dad was the way to a warm pick-up truck. Do you know that the way to heaven, the way to God, does not depend on our own efforts or insight? The way to the Heavenly Father rests solely in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself stated, “...I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Peter told his Jewish listeners, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). The fact is there is only one person who can get us to heaven. There is only one person who can put us in a right relationship with God the Father. That person is Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul came to know this and therefore proclaimed, “...there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” (1 Timothy 2:5). Friend, Jesus knows the way. Jesus is The Way. Put your trust entirely in Him!
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Allison D. Williams, 30, of Derby, Kan.
Allison D. Williams, 30, of Derby, Kan., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. A memorial service was held on Friday, Jan. 11, at Mulvane U n i t e d Methodist Church, 107 S. Central, Mulvane, Kan. Growing up, Mrs. Williams was active Allison in 4-H Club Williams and theater, where she played many lead roles. She attended Bethel College, obtaining a 3.85 grade point average and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She was the vice president of the National Student Nursing Association, was the first of two teens to receive an award for therapy dog handling and served two years in the U.S. Navy. Her proudest accomplishments were her two children, Zoey Lynn and Lily Kay. Survivors include her husband, Kyle Williams; children, Zoey and Lily Williams; parents, Jay (Tracy) Simon and Jolene (Tom) Donnay of Derby, Kan.; grandmothers, Bonnie Simon and Leona Donnay of Glencoe; siblings, Samuel (fiancé Sophie Jones) Donnay, Allison Donnay, Jayme (Cory) McEntire, Justin Mooney; aunts and uncles, Linda (Lyn) Swonger, Steve (Willa Beth) Mills, Bruce Mills, Myrna (Gary) Olson, Debbie (Kelly) Comer, Breva Simon, Tim and Marlys Pinske and Gloria Oltmann of Plato; many nieces, nephews and cousins; mother- and father in-law, Randy and Vicki Williams; brother- and sisterin-law, Brandon Williams and DaNae (Jonathan) Schaefer. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wendell Simon, Keith Mills and Darline Patterson. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with the Maricopa County 4-H, 4341 E. Broadway Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85040.
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GSL represented on honor bands
By Peter Gepson GSL Band director Recently, members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and Lincoln Junior High bands represented GSL at regional honor band events. The second-annual Wright County Conference Honor Band was held at Hutchinson High School on Jan. 12. GSL High School Band members participating included Stephanie Chastek (flute), Elizabeth Bonillo (clarinet), April Brady (clarinet), Yodee Rivera (clarinet), Alyson Winn (clarinet), Lizzy Gran (clarinet), Jordan Bergemann (bass clarinet) and Richard Wilson (baritone saxophone). The WCC Honor Band was conducted by Sgt. James Baxter, tuba player with the U.S. Army 34th Infantry Division “Red Bull” Band of the Minnesota National Guard. Baxter also is director of bands at Princeton High School. The final concert took place at the Hutchinson High School auditorium and joining the honor band on the concert was the first-annual WCC Honor Choir. Schools represented at the event were Mound-Westonka, GlencoeSilver Lake, Delano, Waconia, Hutchinson, Annandale, Orono and Dassel-Cokato. On Jan. 19, three students from the Lincoln Junior High bands and three students from the GSL High School bands attended the Central Region Honor Band of the Minnesota Band Directors Association. GSL High School Band students Alyson Winn, (clarinet), Lizzy Gran (clarinet), and Madison Kalenberg (tenor saxophone) were members of the 9-10 Honor Band, and Lincoln Junior High School Band students Robin Swift (euphonium), Priscilla Friberg (French horn), and Erica Hecksel (flute) were members of the Grades 6-8 Honor Band. Held at Elk River High School, the bands featured 126 students from 47 schools throughout central Minnesota. The day included significant rehearsal time and a short amount of time with volunteer section coaches. The event culminated with a concert held in the Elk River High School Auditorium. The SEMBDA 6-8 Honor Band was conducted by William Webb of the Edina Public Schools, while the 910 Honor Band was conducted by Dr. Peter Haberman of Concordia College of Moorhead. Both bands participated in premier performances of works by Native American composer Brent Michael Davids. Davids, whose Mohican tribal name is “Blue Butterfly,” is a nationally recognized film composer who resides in St. Paul. The 6-8 band performed “Indian Story Time,” and the 9-10 band played “Indian Treaty Time.”
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Corn & Soybean Growers banquet set for Jan. 26
The McLeod County Corn & Soybean Growers annual banquet and ag appreciation night will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in Glencoe. The business meeting and elections are at 5 p.m., the social hour at 5:30 p.m. and the banquet at 6:30 p.m. Board members up for election are Mark Johnson, Larry Ide, Steve Reiner and Dean Zimmermann, who is retiring. Myron Oftedahl will be the guest speaker. Oftedahl is a farm business management instructor, a Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) director and a McLeod County Corn & Soybean Growers board member. In 2012, Oftedahl traveled to China on a “See For Yourself” tour with the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. He spent 10 days learning about the Chinese soybean industry, the No. 1 export customer for U.S. soybeans. He will share some of his experiences. The entertainment at the banquet will be Mona Hjerpe, a singer/songwriter from Hutchinson. Hjerpe will be joined by her band mates John Rodeberg, piano and acoustic guitar, Brian Brosz, bass and acoustical guitar, and John “A-Frame” Beck, drums.
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Zellmann said she had no clue about hospice, and was overwhelmed by how much the program did for her mother and herself. “They had skilled nurses come in and an RN managed all her medications,” said Zellmann. “We had wonderful home health aides who did all of her personal care.” When Zellmann, who quit her job to take care of her mother, needed a break or had errands to run, a volunteer would come in to sit with Julia. And Chuck Thiel, of the local old-time band Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers, came and played his concertina for Julia. Julia had worked for the Alice Haney Nursing Home for several years, where she met Thiel, who came to play for the residents. And even when the ConnectCare staff was not at the home, Zellmann was welcome to call at any time to get advice or other help. And the staff often called Zellmann “just to see how I was doing.” The doctors’ original prediction that Julia would live only a few days proved to be false; she lasted several weeks after coming home from the hospital. “She actually rallied for a couple of weeks,” said Zellmann. In fact, she got well enough to chat with Thiel during his visits. ConnectCare provided service for the remaining six weeks of Julia’s life. “They were wonderful,” said Zellmann. “Toward the end, they got be like family. I can’t say enough good things about them.” Zellmann said she would recommend the hospice program to any “family that has a member that is failing or terminal. I think hospice is a wonderful program.” Allina Health Home Care Services, Hutchinson/Glencoe branch, serves residents in McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Carver, Wright and Sibley counties. Those who would like more information can call the Hutchinson office at 320234-5031 or 1-800-454-8616, or visit its website at www.connectcaremn.org.
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Boundless energy
Members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake dance team, Synergy, performed at halftime of last week’s boys’ basketball game as they rehearsed their routines for upcoming competitions. Above, from the left, Tara Tankersley, Kailey Yurek and Ariel Simmons demonstrated the high kick during part of their high-energy dance routine. At the right are Tankersley, Samantha Cornell, Yurek and Elizabeth Boyum. The GSL competitive dance team competed at a tournament at Mound Westonka on Saturday. GSL coach is Brittany Johnson. When the season started, there were 24 girls out for the dance team, four of them are senior captains — Heidi Hanson, Mai Nguyen, Tankersley and Lexi Wendlandt. There also are one junior, eight sophomores, three freshmen and one seventh-grader on the squad.
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So who does one believe? That is where the city has drawn a line in the sand. It wants to make sure its side of the story is understood, and that its figures are based on solid research, not incomplete information offered by the county. The latest confrontation came at the Jan. 7 City Council meeting where residents accused City Council of antagonism over not accepting the county’s current five-sort program. They also presented information about the negative impact on the county program if the city opted for a one-sort program, impacts that City Council members refuted. By going with Waste Management’s offer of one-sort recycling, Glencoe’s recyclable materials would not be hauled to the county’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in Hutchinson. The county claims that loss of Glencoe’s recyclables also means a loss of revenue needed to support MRF and the county recycling efforts. And that is a rub to city officials, who have suggested the county get out of the recycling business and let private business take over. “The MRF is a sink hole,” said Council member Gary Ziemer. He said the MRF operations “sucks up a lot of TIP fees” from the landfill that could be better spent elsewhere. He is not alone in his feelings. Council member John Schrupp said, even using the county’s figures, the county pays its recycling hauler, West Central Sanitation, $70,000 a year to pick up in Glencoe, yet only collects $30,000 in recyclables. If one includes the county’s collection site on 13th Street, designed for township residents, Schrupp said that adds another $40,000 in recyclables a year, and cost and revenue from Glencoe’s materials “are a wash.” But not included in the costs are the expenses for labor to sort materials and other costs at the MRF, which includes the Household Hazardous Waste facility, council members point out. But Schrupp, who has done his own research on the onesort program, said the vast majority of recycling programs in Minnesota use oneor two-sort programs. Few have the five-sort system offered by the county. ***** So how do the city’s facts differ? First of all, Mayor Randy Wilson stressed, the city has no contract with Waste Management to pick up city recyclable materials, yet. Changing the ordinance requires three readings. Only one reading has been approved to date. • As to the county’s program being free, city officials stressed, “Nothing is free.” The city officials claim the county’s recycling program actually costs $2.68 per household in Glencoe, using county statistics, whether the household participates or not. • Larson said the $2.90 a month fee with Waste Management is not entirely correct either, because Waste Management will rebate about $1 back to residents who recycle. The recycling program also is voluntary, the council members stressed. • The city’s one-sort option collects twice a month in larger, covered containers and saves on the wear and tear on city streets, Larson said. The county’s program has weekly pick ups of open recycling totes. • The one-sort option uses automation to pick up the recyclables containers, while the county’s program requires the driver to stop and physically dump the totes. • The Waste Management one-sort option would be free to the school and city facilities. But the county rebate to schools is not offered in the city program. • Educational materials on recycling would be the city’s/Waste Management’s responsibility under one-sort; the county pays for the educational component under the current five-sort program. • As to appliance collection, the fee under the city’s option would cost residents $20 per appliance with curbside pick up. The county fee is $10, but residents need to haul the appliances to the MRF in Hutchinson. ***** At the heart of the recycling debate is a new garbage ordinance proposed by City Council. That ordinance, adopted about 1970, has no mention of recycling in it, according to Larson. “The ordinance needs to match reality,” and Larson noted few people recycled in 1970. But many do now. The ordinance change is to update the rules “to be clearer about recycling,” he said. Another issue is whether the city can opt out of the county recycling program. Council members point to the precedent of Rich Valley Township that did just that years ago. Rich Valley Township also offers one-sort for its residents. “They’re out, why not Glencoe?” asked Wilson. But what incensed Wilson and other council members were the all numbers being floated in the public. Wilson said any further discussions at the open session of City Council meetings will require critics to present proof of their accusations. “There are erroneous claims,” Wilson said. “I want documentation” when people want to offer public input at the future council meetings. Wilson also was upset that the county raised the TIP fee at the landfill in reaction to Glencoe’s decision to look at the one-sort option. He said raising the TIP fee has just the opposite effect and may drive more haulers away from Spruce Ridge, lowering the revenues further. It also could impact the city’s methane-to-electricity program that supplies a large chunk of power to Glencoe residents.
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