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Upset wins
GSL girls top NLS, Waconia
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Zach Pierson named FFA regional director
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Brownton’s second-annual Cabin Fever Days, a three-day celebration to raise funds for the Brownton Area Civic Center, gets under way Friday evening with a mystery dinner theatre production, “Murder is Par for the Course.” The murder mystery is set at a golf course, Porous Pines Country Club, and involves “the match of the century,” according to a summary of the mystery comedy, in which woman champion golfer Birdie Bigelow challenges the men’s champion, Hulin Wunn, to a battle of the sexes. But Hulin Wunn collapses and dies as he tees off on the 18th hole, launching an investigation into whether his death was of natural causes, or a murder. A cast of characters offers information that may help solve the mystery, and point to which of them may be the perpetrator. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Brownton Community Center, 310 Second St. N., with the mystery theatre to start at 7 p.m. After a brief introduction of the plot and characters, a smoked pork chop dinner will be served by the Brownton Lions Club. After the dinner, the cast will be available to be interrogated by the audience to determine who the murderer is. The cost is $20 per person. Tickets are available at Security Bank & Trust, Brownton and downtown Glencoe, and from Cabin Fever Days committee members. Tickets must be purchased in advance so that a meal count is available for the Lions Club. Other activities throughout the weekend include: • Saturday, Feb. 23 — A bean bag tournament in the Brownton Area Civic Center gym, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., hosted by the
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Brownton Baseball Association. There is a $30 per team entry fee, and a cash payback. For more information or to register a team, call 320-583-0981. The Brownton Area Civic Center is located at 335 Third St. S. Story hour and kids’ activities will be held at the Brownton Public Library, located in the civic center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. George’s Concertina Band will perform at the Brownton Community Center from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The $10 admission fee includes lunch. Lost Highway, one of the Upper Midwest’s top country rock bands, will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight in the civic center gym. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and beverages and snacks will be available. The cost is $20 per person, and advancesale tickets are available at Security Bank & Trust, Brownton and downtown Glencoe, and from committee members. Tickets also will be available at the door. • Sunday, Feb. 24 — A community pancake breakfast will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brownton Community Center. Tickets are $6 per person. Children 5 and under eat free. All proceeds go to the Brownton Area Civic Center for renovation costs. Organizations which are helping with the weekend include the Brownton Baseball Association, Brownton Fire Department, Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK), Brownton Lions Club, Brownton Women’s Club and Brownton-area churches. More information is available at 320-328-5318, www.cityofbrownton.com, or visit the Brownton Area Civic Center page on Facebook.
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Reptile rapture
Despite problems with the microphone, audiences at the Glencoe Business Expo on Saturday got the essence of what James E. Gerholdt had to show off — reptiles! Gerholdt of Webster, above, presented “The Remarkable Reptiles” on Saturday morning and then again in the afternoon. His displays ranged from turtles to lizards to the big boa constrictor he is holding. Needless to say, Veronica Cathey, 2, of Glencoe, was not as enthused about the reptiles as others in the audience. Her older sister, Emma, 3, foreground, appeared to be more enthralled with the various reptiles. Vernonica and Emma are the daughters of Leah and Marc Cathey of Glencoe. The Expo attracted an estimated 1,000 people on Saturday from throughout the area, and hundreds more attended on Sunday. Also held in conjunction with the Expo was the annual Rotary pancake breakfast. The Expo featured about 80 vendor booths. For more Glencoe Business Expo photos, see page 10 in today’s Chronicle.
Proposed natural gas utility explained at Brownton hearing
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The city of Brownton’s first public hearing regarding a proposed municipal natural gas hearing drew about 50 people Feb. 12, none of whom raised major concerns about the project. John Rodeberg, an engineer with SEH, Inc., led the hearing, going first through the details of a special election set for March 19 to vote on the proposed utility. Rodeberg said the ballot will have two questions: the first asks for voter permission to allow the city to construct and operate a natural gas utility, and the second question seeks voter approval of a $1.9 million general obligation bond to fund the construction of the utility. According to state statute, both questions must pass by a five-eighths majority (62.5 percent) of those casting ballots at the election. Asked if there wouldn’t be a better chance of the vote passing with a simple (over 50 percent) majority, Rodeberg said the city had to abide by state statute. And, Rodeberg said, a fiveeighths majority is a better indicator as to whether residents will support the utility by subscribing to the service. Rodeberg also pointed out that, by state statute, a ballot for a general obligation bond has to contain the following language “By voting ‘yes’ on this ballot question, you are voting for
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Natural gas hearing
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John Rodeberg of SEH Engineering, Inc., at right, led a Feb. 12 public hearing regarding a proposed municipal natural gas utility in the city of Brownton. At left is Steve Downer of the
Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association, who also is helping with the proposed project. With his back to the camera is Brownton resident Gregory Rolander.
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Happenings
Bow hunting safety class set
A bow hunter safety class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30, at Shady Lane Sportsman’s Park. There is a cost for the class, which is designed for inexperienced archers and people who want to bow hunt in the state. The state requires a bow hunter certificate. Call Janette Goettl for more information at 320-5100810.
‘Clergy Chili Challenge’ set
The Glencoe-Silver Lake Ministerial Association is planning a “Clergy Chili Challenge” for Saturday, Feb. 23, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at First Congregational Church. Local pastors are making pots of chili and need some tasters! For a suggested free-will donation of $3 a person or $10 per family, the community is invited to come and sample. Most importantly, vote for their favorite! “Pastor Linzy Collins (First Congregational UCC) currently holds the title, but the rest of us hope to wrest it from his grip this year!” said the Rev. James Gomez of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
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Noah’s Ark registration
Registration for Noah’s Ark Preschool Brownton begins Friday, Feb. 22, for current students and members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton on Monday, Feb. 25, for siblings of current and former students, and will open to the public March 1. Contact Vicki Herrmann at 320-328-5325, or vickiattheark@yahoo.com, for more information or to register.
Senatorial tour
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., left, visited with employees Bev Lembke, center, and Linda Huff, during her tour Monday morning at Miller Manufacturing in Glencoe. Klobuchar also met with Miller Manufacturing management as well as city officials to update them on happenings in Washington, D.C.. She touched on a variety of issues ranging from the stalled 2012 Farm Bill to the upcoming “fiscal cliff” involving the federal budget deficit. Despite all that uncertainty, Miller Manufacturing continues to thrive. Part of the Monday tour was through Miller Manufacturing’s 24,000-square-foot storage addition that was completed last Friday and “filled in 12 hours,” according to Dan Ferrise, chief executive officer for Miller Manufacturing. The addition expanded Miller Manufacturing’s Glencoe facility to 310,000 square feet. More expansion plans are in the works, Ferrise said.
Chronic pain topic Feb. 22
The Jonas Center of Glencoe is sponsoring a free 90minute informational session for anyone suffering from a severe, debilitating chronic pain disorder. James Jonas, director of the Jonas Clinic, will conduct the session beginning at 11:45 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at Gert & Erma’s Coffee Shop, 1110 Hennepin Ave., Glencoe. Michelle Becker, an occupational therapist, and Clark Christianson, a physical therapist at Glencoe Regional Health Services, also will stress the importance of taking control of chronic pain. RSVP the Jonas Center at 320-864-6139.
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a property tax increase.” Although general obligation bonds are typically repaid through property taxes, the expectation is that this bond will be repaid with profits generated by the natural gas utility. “If your taxes are going to go up, it makes no sense to do this,” said Rodeberg. If taxes do need to be raised to make bond payments, it will be early in the construction phrase of the project while the city is trying to establish its customer base, Rodeberg said. Once the bond is repaid, any profits generated by the utility can be used in the general fund, and should help keep property taxes down, Rodeberg added. ing long-term,” said Rodeberg. “It provides very stable prices.” And providing a cheaper fuel source can help economic development, said Rodeberg, and save large users money. Hutchinson also has agreed to provide operation and maintenance services to the city for three to five years while the utility is getting established, at a cost of probably $25,000 to $30,000 per year. After the initial period, the city can choose to operate the system on its own, or continue its contract with Hutchinson, Rodeberg said. putting together a “pool” of licensed contractors for residents, and noted that many will offer reduced prices if they know they will have several jobs in the same area. Rodeberg also said the city is considering offering the utility to residents or businesses outside of the city limits, but still within close proximity. But, again, Rodeberg said, that will only be done “if it makes financial sense to do so,” with the users contributing to the profitability of the utility. In conclusion, Rodeberg said that another informational brochure will be prepared with a more precise comparison of natural gas costs as compared to LP or fuel oil, and other pertinent information. Another public hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 7, and the special election is slated for March 19.
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.
Glencoe seniors to meet
The Glencoe Senior Citizens group will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, 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. The club also will meet at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, for card playing.
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Rodeberg said a natural gas line will run from the UGS facility, be bored under Lake Addie, and run along Division Street into the city, from which it will branch out to serve homes and businesses. In most places, the utility will run behind the curb in front of homes, with pipes being bored under roads where needed to avoid tearing up the streets. Asked why the utility wouldn’t run down alleys, Rodeberg said most city utilities, telephone and cable services are already established in the alleys. “There are already a lot of utilities in the alleys, and that creates more obstacles,” said Rodeberg. Until Aug. 1, 2014, the city will provide free hook-up to the utility, providing a service line to homes and businesses and a wireless meter, which Rodeberg said could be read remotely from Hutchinson. But work to convert appliances inside homes and businesses will be the expense of the property owners, he added. Conversion to natural gas can cost anywhere from $400 to over $5,000, depending on whether appliances can be converted or need to be replaced. Inside natural gas piping also needs to be larger than LP lines, so those will probably need to be replaced, also, Rodeberg said. Home owners also will be responsible for removing, through a licensed contractor, any LP or fuel-oil tanks prior to converting to natural gas. Rodeberg said that the Center for Energy and the Environment, a non-profit located in the Twin Cities, can help provide low-interest or no-interest loans for residents who make energy improvements. Rodeberg also said SEH is
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Caregiver group to meet
The Glencoe caregiver discussion group will meet at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Grand Meadows, 1420 Prairie Ave. Guest speaker will be Judy Hulterstrum, a pre-planning consultant from Johnson Hagglund Funeral Home and Cremation Service, who will talk on “Are You Living Your Dash?”For more information, call Jan Novotny, caregiver coordinator at 320-894-0479 or 1800-488-4146. Nathan Unseth is the volunteer program facilitator. 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. Happenings in Glencoe, Brownton, Stewart, Plato, New Auburn, Biscay and Silver Lake take priority over happenings elsewhere.
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Rodeberg said the city offered a similar proposal in 2004, which was voted down by residents. But since then, several things have changed, he said. First, the cost is lower, because the original proposal was to construct a natural gas pipeline from the Hutchinson Utilities pipeline between Brownton and Stewart to the city limits, a distance of about four miles. Now, the new United Grain Systems (UGS) facility, a joint effort of United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) and ADM, has brought gas from the Hutchinson Utilities pipeline to its site just northwest of Brownton, cutting the distance in half or better. “That is going to save about $800,000 in cost,” said Rodeberg. The 2004 project was estimated to cost about $2.1 million; the new proposal is expected to cost $1.7 million to $1.8 million. “The cost has gone down despite inflation,” said Rodeberg. He added that the city set its proposed bond for $1.9 million to cover any unexpected costs. Rodeberg also noted that in 2004, the natural gas market was very volatile, with skyrocketing rates during the heating season. Now, the market has stabilized, and natural gas is expected to cost 30 percent to 50 percent less than liquid propane (LP). In addition, the city of Brownton is working with Hutchinson Utilities to both supply natural gas and to operate and maintain the system. “Hutchinson Utilities is known for hedging and buy-
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One “snowbird” ticket was issued Wednesday morning. Police also assisted at the McLeod County Jail at 12:20 a.m., Wednesday, with handling an “uncooperative, intoxicated male.” A two-vehicle accident was reported at 11:07 a.m., Wednesday, at the intersection of 14th Street and Hennepin Avenue. Involved were a 2007 Jeep driven by Elaine Schlechter of New Germany and a 2005 Buick LeSabre driven by Cordelia Milbrand of Glencoe. Glencoe police issued 10 “snowbird” citations early on Thursday morning. Also on Thursday afternoon, police investigated an illegal garbage dumping report at the county recycling site near Pryor Avenue. Two “snowbird” citations were issued Friday morning. Police also were called to a medical at 11:53 a.m., Friday, on Newton Avenue. A 31-year-old was having an asthma attack and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. A burglary was reported Friday evening at a residence on Fir Avenue. Five more winter parking tickets were issues early Saturday morning. Police assisted the sheriff’s office with a “paper service” to pick up an individual and hold at 7:34 p.m., Saturday. When officers arrived at the Judd Avenue residence, a male was heard moaning for help. Entry was gained through a garage door, and the man was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Two more “snowbird” tickets were issued Sunday morning. An elderly female was taken by ambulance to the hospital after she fell at her Greeley Avenue residence at 7:10 p.m., Sunday. Police investigated a report of an unknown vehicle hitting a gas pump at Little’s Duke’s about 10:30 p.m., Sunday, and leaving the scene.
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The following building permits were approved by Glencoe City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 19: Starkey Labs, 2915 E. 10th St., mechanical. Brian Blomer, 1109 Alex Lane, basement finish. Dan Kohout, 1617 Knight Ave., plumbing permit.
Corrections & Clarifications
In last week’s article on the GSL Triple A nominees, it was incorrectly reported that the parents of Eric Thalmann were Randall and Mary Ann Thalmann. They are Eric’s grandparents. Eric’s parents are Brian and Karen Thalmann of Plato. ***** The Chronicle strives for accuracy in its reports. If you find an error, bring it to our attention. Call 8645518 and ask for Rich Glennie, editor.
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Jail to add in-custody treatment program, video visits in March
By Lori Copler Staff Writer A new, in-custody chemical and alcohol substance abuse program will begin in March at the McLeod County Jail. Kate Jones, jail administrator, gave the McLeod County Board an overview of the program at its Tuesday morning meeting. According to Jones, the inpatient program will not cost the jail anything, and should save Social Services money, because Social Services will not have to find another facility to offer treatment. Intreatment programs can cost about $300 per day per person, which includes a bed and board. Social Services will be charged out-patient costs for the service at the jail, rather than in-patient costs. The program will be run by Recovery Resources in Winsted, and consists of three phases — a 28-day in-custody program, and two outof-custody phases of five and three months, respectively. Jones said that inmate participation in the program will be determined by a “Rule 25” assessment and whether a judge feels participation is beneficial during sentencing for crimes. A judge also has the right to offer an incentive for participation, such as a reduced jail sentence for successful completion. “Participation will be on a case-by-case basis,” said Jones, who added that county personnel and Recovery Resources met with the judges to discuss the program prior to its implementation. Recovery Resources will provide two counselors, and the program will run Monday through Friday, eight hours a day, for the 28-day program. Jones said it will be conducted in the jail’s secure holding area. The area will have a camera for security and a phone “so that counselors can contact the jail if they need something,” said Jones. Either jail staff or the counselors can remove an inmate from the program if there are any disciplinary problems, Jones added. Commissioner Sheldon Nies expressed appreciation for the new program. “It’s a step toward getting them (inmates) back on the street with the right attitude,” Nies said. Nies also pointed out that Recovery Resources was once owned by Sheriff Scott Rehmann’s mother, but she is no longer involved, “so there is no conflict of interest.” Jones added that the sheriff did not take part in the decision-making process when staff were evaluating possible programs. Another new program coming to the jail in March is video visitation, said Jones. Through its secure phone system provider, the jail will be able to provide Skype sessions between inmates and their families, rather than injail visits. “It will allow us to have visiting seven days a week,” said Jones. Jones said the jail will schedule the video visits, just as it does personal visits, and the video visits will be monitored. “Everything is recorded and monitored live, just like the phone service,” said Jones. Families will be charged $1 a minute for the visits, but the video system could save them transportation and other costs, Jones said. “We’re excited about bringing in both these programs,” Jones said.
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Robotic action
Students of the Glencoe-Silver Lake Robotics program showed off their creation Sunday at the Glencoe Business Expo as part of the school booth in the Panther Field House. Above, Parker Kerslake, Maddie Kuehn, Samantha Johnson, Sloan Becker and Mike Coughlin put the computerized robot through its final checks before going for a stroll past the Expo booths, at left, as Becker and Kuehn keep on eye on their wayward prodigy. The GSL students, in the first year of the program, received the starter kit for the contest in January and had until Feb. 18 to get it up and running and ready to function at regional competition on March 28-30 at the University of Minnesota. The top three teams from the regional event advance to the state level, with the winner advancing to the national competition in St. Louis, Mo.
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Zach Pierson, son of Bill and Merri Pierson of Silver Lake, has been named a regional FFA director representing the
Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA chapter. He begins his duties in April and will take leadership training courses over the summer.
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Amsden new superintendent
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Enterprise reported that Sibley East High School Principal Jim Amsden was named the new superintendent of the district, but it came after a three-hour discussion and a divided board. The board finally united to offer the position to Amsden, contingent upon Amsden receiving his superintendent’s license before July 1. The other finalist was St. Peter Elementary Principal Karen Coblentz, the Enterprise reported.
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Pierson named FFA regional director; begins duties in April
By Rich Glennie Editor Zach Pierson, 16, a sophomore at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, has become a regional director of FFA and begins his duties after being installed April 16 at the regional FFA banquet. Pierson, son of Bill and Merri Pierson of Silver Lake, lives on a “hay farm” and has been involved in the local FFA for the past two years. He applied for the regional director’s position in order “to teach others about FFA.” The director’s position is a one-year term, but Pierson said he can reapply for a different regional FFA office after his year is up. In between, Pierson said he will attend leadership training sessions over the summer. Currently, Pierson is the treasurer of the GSL FFA group. There are eight regional offices of FFA in Minnesota, Pierson said, and GSL is on the far eastern end of Region 5 that runs as far west at New London-Spicer. Pierson gives a lot of credit to first-year FFA adviser Becky Haddad for getting everyone more involved in the local FFA chapter. Pierson said he applied for the regional position, “to represent the school” and to become a leader who can help others. Pierson has been active in a number of FFA activities, including being on the dairy food team that advanced to state, the general livestock team as well as the parlimentary procedure team that recently earned a second place in region competition and will advance to the state competition. His older sister, Morgan, also participated in GSL’s FFA program and is now attending college. Pierson’s older brother, Devin, is a senior at GSL, but not involved in FFA. “Zach is certainly a great young man,” said Haddad. “I’m so blessed to work with such awesome kids — Zach is just one example!” Currently, 71 GSL students are on the FFA roster. “Zach worked really hard on his application and prepping to go through the process,” Haddad added. “My goals for this first year are to say ‘yes’ as much as possible and get kids energized,” Haddad said. “I’m also trying to do as much as I can to put everything in the hands of the students. It’s their organization. They need to own it. “I'm really lucky with the kids I have this year. I really haven’t done that much apart from unlock my room and make sure they know when stuff is, “ Haddad said. “They put in the time to make FFA great. I have a lot of hard workers. They head up the planning for events, officer selection, meetings, applications and practices. It’s all on them,” Haddad said.
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Minimum wage hikes could be jobs killer around state, country
Our view: If federal, state minimum wages jump, some small businesses may disappear
ne always has to be skeptical when government officials come calling, and begin by saying they are here to help you. What they really mean is they are here to help themselves to your wallet. The latest case is President Obama’s push to increase the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. Majority DFLers in the Minnesota Legislature are all for it, too. A bill already has been introduced at the state Capitol for a $9.50 minimum wage in Minnesota. While it all looks good on paper, to small businesses around the state and country, increased minimum wages could be the final straw that breaks their financial backs. It is a jobs killer, and possibly a business killer. As if they have blinders on, these liberal-leaning politicians pushing for a much higher minimum wage must not be looking at the same economy that small businesses see every day. The economy has not bounced back from the 2007 “Great Recession,” and customers are not flocking back to these small businesses that have tightened their belts to the point of touching their spinal columns. Most small businesses have fought the urge to raise prices to make up for the sluggish revenues; rather, most cut back on expenses, mainly hired help, to get through these tough economic times. Or they have done a combination of things to survive. As a businessman, what should one do? Their budget says they can afford three workers at $8 an hour or a combined $24 an hour, but the government may now require them to pay a minimum of $9 an hour or a combined $27 an hour. He will likely cut down to two
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people. He cannot afford three people because of government meddling. It is that simple. We agree everyone should be paid a liveable wage. That said, not every business can afford to pay a government-imposed liveable wage. Now, the Democratic federal and DFL state politicians, out to solidify their new political gains in 2012, have come up with higher minimum wage plans to help ensure they stay in power. While it will be popular among the low-earning workers, how to pay for that largesse is the problem. It will come on the backs of business owners. It does nothing to help the struggling bottom lines of small businesses. And the bulk of new jobs being created come from small to mid-sized businesses in this country. According to state statistics, those most affected by the current $6.15 minimum wage in Minnesota are young workers, women and those working in rural Minnesota. Now to increase that wage to $9 an hour, or more, will make it even tougher on these groups to find jobs. The proposed state minimum wage bill is like a 30 percent tax increase to small businesses. If a 30 percent property tax hike was proposed, there would be an outcry throughout the state. If the minimum wage is to be increased, we suggest it rise modestly, and certainly no more than the current federal $7.25 an hour. That way, when the additional costs are passed on to customers, the “hit” will not be so traumatic. Oh, yes. You may have forgotten, any minimum wage increase is passed on to customers in the form of higher prices — assuming there are any customers left when the increases kick in. It can be a vicious cycle. But remember, the government is here to help you. — R.G.
Face it: We still have to repay our debts
Government is a lot like individuals. It can have a champagne appetite on a beer budget. Its leaders can go on “pay day drunks”— spending money like it’s going out of style without any thought to how the bill will be paid — offering everything to everybody. It’s great to be liked. Nobody throws rocks at Santa Claus. But sometime, someday, somehow reality hits: “If you want to dance you have to pay the fiddler.” Yes, the time of reckoning arrived for both government and individuals. Facing budget deficits, both President Obama and Governor Dayton feel it is possible to solve fiscal shortfalls by taxing the rich. Economists tell us, however, that even if the government was to take everything away from the richest people in the United States, it would pay for only a few weeks of government spending. In the past four years, each and every year, our government has spent better than a trillion dollars more than it takes in. That’s big bucks! From where did this money come from? It’s borrowed. Bonds are sold. The good faith of the United States stands behind those bonds. Our government pledged to repay the bonds, Statesmen with enough guts to call a spade a spade must step up and advocate the unpopular action of living within our means and make a concentrated effort to pay back what we owe. A number of European nations are facing bankruptcy. Historians tell us in the period after World War I Germans had to bring paper money by the wheelbarrowful to buy their weekly groceries. And if Uncle Sam can’t pay back what’s borrowed, we may have to devalue the dollar. It’s time for true American patriots to stand up. It’s time to bite the bullet. It’s time, just like individuals, our government accepts its responsibilities. While it sounds good to propose cradle-to-grave free stuff for every voter, if one stops for a moment and examines the facts, it soon becomes apparent input equals output. One can spend only that which it has, or is currently making, or will eventually raise. There is no manna from heaven. Chuck Warner, former owner/publisher of the Brownton Bulletin from 1953 to 1986, is a current member of Brownton City Council.
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with interest. And who bought the bonds? People from all over the world. United States citizens hold government bonds. Lots of other people do, too. But right now, the Chinese are the biggest holder of U.S. paper. Just like individual citizens borrow money, so can the government. But just like individual citizens, the government must eventually pay back, with interest, what it borrows. There is no free lunch. None of our leaders seem willing to face facts. True, a few call for eventually balancing the budget — some time down the road. But none seem willing to face the fact that the debt has to be addressed.
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Gruenhagen updates from state Capitol
By State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe Some updates from last week in Saint Paul: • Rally at the Rotunda for health freedom. On Monday, freedom-loving Minnesotans from around the state gathered to rally in the Capitol rotunda at the Citizens Council for Health Freedom rally. I had the honor of addressing the group, and voice the concerns I have about the Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) proposal moving through the Legislature. Democrats continue to fast-track this boondoggle piece of legislation and have repeatedly blocked Republican amendments that would give the HIX more transparency and oversight. I will continue to fight against their attempts to ram through this shoddy piece of legislation, because Minnesotans deserve choice and freedom in their Health Care decisions. • Public employee contracts. On Thursday, the Legislature took up the new public employee contracts. The Democrat plan gives government workers a 2 percent pay raise just one month after most Minnesotans received a 2 percent reduction in take-home pay thanks to a payroll tax increase. The contracts spend millions more taxpayer dollars, but fail to include much-needed reform to contain taxpayer costs. The governor and the DFL are yet again protecting the status quo, which is part of the reason they are calling for massive tax increases on middle-class Minnesotans. • Medicaid expansion. The DFL majority voted to accept Medicaid expansion provided under Obamacare. With this move, Democrats have basically given more control of our healthcare to the federal government. They have also managed to undo the numerous reforms that were enacted last session that slow the growth and costs of health care. The Democrats have moved to add $4 billion dollars of unstable and likely temporary funding to our budget, and when that federal money disappears, you can bet the Democrats will be asking you to pay higher taxes to make up the difference. I want to hear your feedback. If you have concerns or opinions on the issues being debated at the Capitol, I encourage you to write me at rep.glenn.gruenhagen@ house.mn or call my office at 651296-4229. State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen represents House District 18B.
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GSL Knowledge Bowl teams dominate at lone home meet
Glencoe-Silver Lake hosted its own Knowledge Bowl meet Saturday at the high school at the same time the Glencoe Business Expo was under way in the nearby Panther Field House. “If you visited the Expo early in the day, you might have wondered why so many school buses were parked in the high school parking lot,” said Knowledge Bowl coach Vicky Harris. “If you had asked, you would have heard that the Knowledge Bowl team was hosting a meet. Fourteen schools brought students to compete, and the parking lot was full. “The high school was full of kids who are all proud to show off what they know. It was great to experience, and GSL’s results were incredible!” Harris said. The GSL team Upsilon dominated the varsity meet that represented 15 schools, including all the regional powers. GSL had two teams — Upsilon and Yo Tengo ir al Bano. Upsilon won by a whopping 31.5 points, while Yo Tengo ir al Bano finished seventh. Upsilon started in fourth place with a written score of 37, and dominated Room 2 in the first oral round (GSL 18, ACGC 9, MACCRAY 4). Next, the team moved up to Room 1, and won all three rounds there, too. At the end of the meet Upsilon was a remarkable 31.5 points in the lead and won the gold medals with 123.5 points, Harris said. Hutchinson’s Two Bears High-fiving was second with 92 points, while New London-Spicer Mona Lisas took third with 87. The members of the Upsilons were Joe Fehrenbach, Ethan Bass, Patrick Fehrenbach, Chandler Swift and Jacob Wawrzyniak. Yo Tengo ir al Bano began not far behind Upsilon, with a 32 in the written. The team began its competition in oral Room 3, and moved up to Room 2 for round three, but dropped back to Room 3, and won the room again for the final round. Yo Tengo ir al Bano finished in seventh place, with 78.5 points. This team included Lindsey Becker, Cody Wendorff, Cedric Winter, Kyle Beck and Oakley Clark. In junior varsity, there were 17 teams. GSL’s Deltigma began with a written score of 28, which put them in fourth place, and began the meet in Room 2. They won the room (GSL 13, CMCS 10, Benson 4) and moved up to Room 1 where they tied (GSL 10, NLS 10, Lester Prairie 4). In round three, they improved their scores (GSL 14, NLS 7, Willmar 6). They didn't win the room in round four, but only lost by one point (NLS 12, GSL 11, CCS 9), which meant their overall total was high enough to win with 81.5 points. New London-Spicer's CLGNA finished second with 78, while Willmar Power Rangers finished third with 68.5. The members of Deltigma were Brent Duenow, Mitch Beneke, Maddie Kuehn, Jenna Lokensgard and Lindsay Wedin. The junior high meet had 14 teams, with two from GSL. The Samoas and the Nargles began tied for third in the written, with scores of 41. Because only three teams can be in a room, the Samoas were in Room 2 (GSL 23, NLS 8, CMCS 7) while the Nargles were in Room 1 (GSL 18, Hutchinson 14, Willmar 12). For the later rounds, both teams were in Room 1. Round two: Samoas 22, Nargles 9, Hutchinson 7. After round two, the Nargles were frustrated at being behind the Samoas, and they were determined to buzz faster. Round 3: Nargles 20, Samoas 11, Willmar 9. In round four, they were almost even: Samoas 16, Nargles 14, Willmar 9. The final scores showed total GSL domination! In first place were the Samoas with 118.5, while the Nargles were second with 108.0 and Hutchinson Kamikaze Kittens were third with 99. Willmar’s Murica finished in fourth, a half point behind with 98.5. Members of the Samoas were Jake Fehrenbach, Connor Heuer, Maggie Petersen, Dini Schweikert, Robin Swift and Theresa Siers. The Nargles included Marisa Luchsinger, Rachel Reichow, Katie Twiss, Jake Vasek, and Jack Gepson. “All a coach can say is ‘Wow! Good job!’” Harris said. “To finish with GSL capturing top spots in all three divisions at our home meet was beyond amazing! We enjoyed a lot of support and help from friends and family and we are grateful for all of it!” Harris added, “Normally, this is our final regular-season meet, but this year all three levels of GSL teams have one more meet at ACGC (rescheduled from December). The high school varsity and JV teams also will be competing at Chaska next weekend. Harris said that meet “is similar to Little Falls but larger, and we will compete against many strong metro-area teams.” In early March, GSL will have its subregion meet, “which is the beginning of the competitions that give us a chance to go to the state meet in April. We hope to be able to make it to state again!”
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Valentine’s Day surprise
A number of Glencoe area spouses were surprised to receive a bouquet of flowers on Valentine’s Day, hand delivered by Dennis Wolter in his tuxedo and bow tie. Wolter was working with The French Bucket Floral and Gift Shop in Glencoe in delivering the bouquets and Valentine’s Day messages throughout the day.
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Need for affordable drug prices
By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. Medicare has been a great American success story, protecting the health and financial well-being of millions of senior citizens. It’s an American promise that should never be broken. A part of that promise is keeping prescription drug prices affordable for our seniors. When Medicare Part D was created in 2003, its goal was to supply cheaper prescription drugs to senior citizens. Ten years later, it is time to make improvements to this program to ensure we are meeting that goal. The “non-interference” clause in Medicare Part D expressly prohibits Medicare from negotiating lower prices from pharmaceutical companies. Unlike the Veterans Administration (VA), Medicare has its hands tied, unable to advocate on behalf of its beneficiaries. With Medicare barred from negotiating discounts, the more than 35 million senior citizens enrolling in Medicare Part D face inflated prices for vital medications. Recently, I introduced legislation to address this problem. The Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act will empower Medicare to negotiate the best possible price for America’s senior citizens and taxpayers. The bill allows for negotiation for lower prices of drugs just like the Veterans Administration does now. This already existing process has proven to be highly effective, and there is no reason these practices cannot be adopted by Medicare. This is a matter of fairness for our seniors, who deserve affordable prices for their prescription drugs. Faced with many economic challenges, the last thing seniors need is an unnecessary obstacle to their financial security. The health and well-being of seniors is also on the line. A recent study found that older Americans appear to be rationing their use of medications based on financial considerations. This is unacceptable. For many senior citizens, prescription drugs are as essential as food and housing. This legislation also represents an opportunity for common ground on debt reduction. Through negotiating discounts, rebates, and other price concessions, the government could save up to $24 billion every year. Allowing for negotiation of prescription drug prices will help strengthen and preserve Medicare, ensuring that this vital program that has protected and provided for our seniors for decades can continue to do so for generations to come.
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Health and wellness exhibitors and the public are invited to the 16th annual Ridgewater College Community Health Fair and Healthcare Job Fair set for Tuesday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Hutchinson Campus Commons. This event is targeted at regional community members, students and staff who are interested in learning more about health and potential healthcare careers. New this year, the fair will feature a variety of 15-minute demonstrations. Topics will include relaxation techniques, portion sizes, posture for your health, sensible snacking, and healthy eating options. Health fair exhibitors, typically totaling about 30-35, offer hands-on explorations, interactive learning, or samples. Popular exhibits have included fitness clubs, diet and nutrition, natural foods, nutritional supplements, proactive health, weight loss programs, massage therapy, chiropractic health and area healthcare services. The Healthcare Job Fair offers a chance for area healthcare providers to connect with current and soon-tograduate healthcare students, as well as community members exploring careers in health care. Planners always welcome new exhibitors and community members to participate in this free event. Exhibitors should contact Naomi Youngren, preferably by March 19. For more information, contact Naomi at 320-234-8562 or naomi.youngren@ridgewater.edu.
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Wright updates Stewart City Council on recycling efforts
By Lori Copler Staff Writer McLeod County needs to weigh the pros and cons of changing its recycling program to one-sort from fivesort, Commissioner Paul Wright told the Stewart City Council at its Feb. 11 meeting. Wright gave the City Council an update on the county’s solid waste program, and explained potential changes for the future. Wright said the five-sort program began in 2005, and has “proven very successful” for McLeod County. While pre-sorting recyclable material takes time and effort, the benefit has paid off in that the material collected in the county has a contamination rate of just 1.1 percent, said Wright. Contamination rates in onesort programs, in which nearly all recyclable material is put into one receptacle, can run from 10 percent to 20 percent, said Wright. “Anything that is contaminated ends up in the landfill,” said Wright, which means less material is actually recycled. And McLeod County relies on revenues it receives from passing on recycled material to a variety of vendors who reuse it. Most profit from the solid waste program is put back into the county’s general fund, said Wright. Some profit also helps other organizations. For example, a penny-perpound program for recycling plastics donates one penny for each pound collected to nonprofit programs, such as the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf, the Hunger Free McLeod school backpack program, and the law enforcement D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. As for county general-fund projects, “we’ve purchased land in the Winsted-Lester Prairie area for a highway shop, and we’ve been able to put a hard surface in the fairgrounds parking lot,” Wright said. However, Wright added, there is at least one community in McLeod County interested in pursuing a one-sort recycling program, thinking that will inspire more people to recycle if they don’t have to pre-sort their recyclable material. “Although our program has been working very well, we are going to take a look to see if a one-sort program will be beneficial to us,” said Wright. Early indications are that converting to a one-sort program could be “expensive,” with a need to buy new equipment and potentially expand the solid waste department building in Hutchinson, Wright added, which is why the county has authorized a study of the recycling program. Along with curbside and drop-box recycling, the county has tried each year to add new programs or products that it can recycle. Recent additions include mattresses, electronics, infant car seats, fishing line, corks, holiday lights and others. Stewart Council Member Kevin Klucas asked about the future of the municipal yardwaste program. Wright said that was one program started by the county that “just didn’t seem to fit” with the rest of the county’s recycling goals. Wright said the county is phasing out the program, and is hoping that Creekside Soil in Hutchinson will work out a new arrangement with municipalities to collect yard waste. Creekside recycles the material into mulch and other products.
History
From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
Feb. 21, 1913 O.C. Conrad, Editor Edward Paulsen, 53, whose serious illness was mentioned in last week’s issue, passed away Saturday morning at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Karstens of Lake Marion. Mr. Paulsen had been a sufferer of Bright’s Disease the past five years. Deceased was born in Crown Prince and Koch, Germany, in 1860, and came to America in 1881. He lived for a time in St. Paul, then settled in Hassan Valley Township, seven miles north of this village. He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Fred Karstens of Lake Marion, Mrs. M. Schnell of St. Paul, and a sister still residing in Germany. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Zieman of Round Grove on Tuesday of this week. Henry Petrich, who conducted the local creamery for a number of years, and a candidate for county auditor last fall, came close to meeting his death at the Glencoe foundry last Thursday. While assisting several others with a large dredge boat, a heavy piece of iron accidentally fell upon him, crushing his body and seriously injuring his head. At last report, he was still in a precarious condition. The contractor who took the work of driving the piles for the new railroad grade across Lake Addie expects to complete his work the fore part of next week. For a time, the work was rather slow as an unusually soft place was found in the lake and the piles were driven 16 feet deep before bottom could be found. In that particular, it required two piles in the place of one as they had to be spliced in order to bring to bring the trestle work high enough to conform to the new grade, which will be five feet higher than the present one.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 24, 1938 Percy L. Hakes, Editor Dale Wall and Dale Abram, ages 4 and 5, were playing about the home of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Wall, when they spied a shotgun in the garage. They managed to get the gun down off a peg on the wall and found a shell in the car, which the Abram boy managed to get into the gun and, while playing with it, it some discharged, going through the front door of the Wall car, in which the Wall boy was sitting. The discharged hit young Wall on the side of the face and several pellets entered his face and ear. The glass of the door protected the boy from getting the full charge of the shot. The Abram boy became so frightened after the gun went off that he ran as fast as he could for home. Mr. and Mrs. Wall, who heard the shot, rushed out and saw the condition of their son and so immediately took him to Dr. Jensen, who removed several pellets from the boy’s face and treated him for powder burns.
Lutheran Church. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Richard (Hertha) Bullert of Alexandria, and two brothers, Walter of Brownton and Alvin of Stewart. Warning! During the past few days, windows and lights have been the targets for a few youthful BB gun enthusiasts. We cannot allow this practice to continue! In the future, offenders will be apprehended and prosecuted, along with their parents and guardians. By order of the Village Council.
20 Years Ago
Feb. 17, 1993 Lori Copler, Editor St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart will install a new pastor at its regular service Sunday. The Rev. Dennis Creswell has accepted a call to be the church’s fulltime pastor, replacing the Rev. Duane Kamrath, who left last fall to take a position in Illinois. The Stewart Fire Department had an open house Sunday to show off its new, $170,000 pumper. It is the first new truck the department has bought since 1969. The McLeod Central (Brownton/Glencoe) Chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) had its annual banquet Monday, with Kelly Lindeman being named star chapter farmer; Brad Schuch, star greenhand; and Troy Uecker, star agribusinessman.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 21, 1963 Charles H. Warner, Editor Mr. and Mrs. Larry West announce the birth of a daughter, Jennifer Lynn, born Feb. 9. She has a sister, Debbie, and a brother, Randy. Around 65 Brownton community fans were on hand at St. Peter Saturday evening as Ken Abram played in his final home tilt as a member of the Gustavus Adolphus basketball team. Ken, captain of the Gusty cage team, sustained a painful knee dislocation in the first 37 seconds of hte game. He may not be able to play in Gustavus’ final road games. Reinhard Opitz, 53, died Feb. 17 after an illness of one week. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at Grace
10 Years Ago
Feb. 19, 2003 Lori Copler, Editor The McLeod West High School Council is hosting a “Pennies for Patients” fund drive, collecting coins in a large jug. The sophomore class intends to donate the proceeds in honor of the memory of their classmate, Brett Lange, who died of cancer in 1994.
From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
Feb. 21, 1913 A.F. Avery, Editor A petition bearing 54 signatures has been filed with the town clerk of Collins directing that official to include in the notice for the annual town meeting a paragraph stating that the question of the separation of the town of Collins from the village of Stewart will be voted upon at the town meeting to be held March 11. This is the fifth consecutive time that the matter of separation will have been voted upon. The vote has failed each time. A daughter, who has been named Augusta Evalyn, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gust. Hanke. A daughter was born Feb. 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gaulke, who reside on the W.B. Nott farm east of town in Collins Township. Elias Forcier, one of the old settlers of Grafton Township, has sold his 160-acre home farm to his nephew, John Forcier of Round Grove. Elias Forcier expects to move to Pine County, where he has a farm near Sandstone, to make his home. neapolis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arnoldt, and Vincent McGraw of Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McGraw, were married at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis Tuesday morning. After the ceremony, a breakfast was served to the immediate families of the contracting parties at the home of the bride’s parents. A reception was held there that afternoon. The couple returned to Stewart that evening a monster wedding dance was held at the Stewart Community Hall for them. The newlyweds will be at home about March 1 on the McGraw farm southwest of Stewart. They are at present on a short wedding trip. A carload of six new John Deere tractors was unloaded here last week at Hanson & Larson, local dealers, for what looks like a big spring trade on these laborsaving machines. The load consisted of two different models. at the Hutchinson Hospital Feb. 15. He has five brothers and three sisters. Orville O. Martin, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 14. He had farmed in Preston Lake. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura, and survived by three daughters and four sons. The Stewart Volunteer Fire Department made a run to the Maynard Stockmann farm, south of Stewart, about 9 o’clock Wednesday. A chimney fire threatened the house, but was quickly snuffed out by the firemen. Zero temperatures and a stiff wind prevailed at the time.
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Fifth-grade Panther Paw winners
Lakeside Elementary held its monthly allschool meeting in the gymnasium Feb. 1, and the following fifth-grade students were announced as Panther Paws winners. In the front, from left to right, are Alexa Alberts, Nina Comelli, Mason Husted and Breana Templin. In the back are Earl Janke, Race Hutchins, Paige Sturges and Courtney Richer. Missing were Lily Kirchoff and Derek Ramirez.
35 Years Ago
Feb. 23, 1978 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Ken and Eileen Kuttner are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Heather Marie, born Feb. 15 at the Hutchinson hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George Kuttner of Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. Waldemar Fischer of rural New Ulm. The only race in the upcoming township elections is in Collins Township, where DuWayne Woller is challenging incumbent Leo Reiner for a supervisor position. Annual meetings and elections will be held March 14.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 21, 1963 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Peetsch (June Callier) are the proud parents of a baby boy born Feb. 13. He is named Brian Douglas. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schaufler (Flora Oberlin) announce the birth of a son, James Roger, born
75 Years Ago
Feb. 18, 1938 Harry Koeppen, Editor Miss Lenora Arnoldt of Min-
Glencoe Jr. Pioneers met Feb. 11
By Sam Dahlke The Feb. 11 meeting of the Glencoe Jr. Pioneers was held in the basement of the Glencoe Community Center. Flag pledges were done, roll call was taken and the treasurer and secretary reports were given. Club 4-Hers with February birthdays included Matthew Dahlke, Allison Willcox and Ben Donnay. As a fund raiser for the American Heart Association, members participated in a sweet silent auction. In old business, Adam Thalmann talked about county bowling. BLU was canceled due to the weather. For more information regarding BLU, contact the McLeod County Extension Office. Fruit sales were due by Feb. 19. T-Shirt prices were discused and voted on. The date of the next youth association meeting has been changed to March 18 at 7 p.m. in Hutchinson. The Favorite Food Show, Family Fun Night and fruit pick up will all be March 11. Project changes, animal IDs and final enrollment are due May 15. Demonstrations were given by Matthew Dahlke on his generator project and Jackson Everhard on his dogs poster. The next meeting of the Glencoe Jr. Pioneers will be Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center.
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Sixth-grade Panther Paws winners
The sixth-grade Panther Paws winners were announced at the monthly allschool meeting Feb. 1 at Lakeside Elementary. They include, from left to right, in the front, Michael Mathwig, Reid VanHove, Gage Alsleben, Rhyan Herrmann and Leah Bettcher. In the back are Kaleigh Rumrill, Chelsea Bandas, Kaitlyn Uecker, Haley Lukes and Jordan Wildey.
17 Brownton seniors met Monday afternoon
Seventeen Brownton senior citizens met Monday at the community center. Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners: 500, Della Schultz, first, and Gladys Rickert, second; pinochle, John Huebert, first, and Ruby Streich, second; and sheephead, Elva Wendlandt, first, and Elmer Maass, second. Norma Albrecht won the door prize. Theola Fors served refreshments. The next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. All seniors are welcome.
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Weddings Medina — Spaeth
Jessica Medina and Lucas Spaeth of Halstad were united in marriage Feb. 16 at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. Parents of the couple are Nancy Ellefson of Glencoe and Bob and Diane Spaeth of Mahnomen.
Glencoe Bridal Expo set Feb. 24 at City Center
The 2013 Glencoe Bridal Expo is scheduled Sunday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Glencoe City Center. Bride-to-be Consignment will sponsor the fashion show at 2:30 p.m., in conjunction with Temple Service Center, in featuring men’s wear, bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses and bridal gowns. A number of vendors also will be present to help in planning a wedding. Admission is free. More information is available by visiting the Glencoe City Center ’s “upcoming events” page, or call 320864-6951.
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Lucas and Jessica Spaeth Several piano students of Ardell Miller of Plato were chosen to participate in the district piano contests of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA). The contests were held at seven different colleges Jan. 26-27. Miller’s students played at Dr. Martin Luther College at New Ulm and at Bethel College in St. Paul. Those receiving top scores will go on to compete at the state contest in March at the University of Minnesota. Among the winning students were Bennett Lepel (junior A division), son of Timothy and Lisa Lepel of Plato; Clara Luciano (junior A) and Sophia Luciano (intermediate B), daughters of Jose and Lisa Luciano of Lester Prairie; Joanna Jacobs (intermediate B), daughter of Steven and Kathleen Jacobs of Silver Lake; Hannah Leverich (senior A), daughter of Brian and Angela Leverich of Lester Prairie; and Emily Goldberg (senior A), daughter of Howard Goldberg and Gail Von Bargen of Hamburg. Miller said the winners at the state contest will have the honor of playing at the 20 Piano Ensemble Honors Concert of the MMTA in May.
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Hittesdorf — Jilek
Bob and Peggy Hittesdorf of Hollandale, Wis., and Roxy Hittesdorf of Minneapolis are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie, to Christopher Carl Jilek, son of Tim and Sherry Jilek of Lester Prairie. Hittesdorf is a graduate of Pecatonica High School and the Illinois Institute of Art at Schaumburg, Ill. She is employed at Consulting Radiologists, Ltd., in Minneapolis. Jilek is a graduate of Glencoe High School and employed at UHL Company in Maple Grove. He also runs his family farm.
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GSL’s FFA members compete in CDEs
Christopher Jilek Ashley Hittesdorf The couple will be married March 2 at Blackberry RidgeGolf Course in Sartell. Career opportunities abound within today’s agriculture industry. Career development events (CDEs) help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly and perform effectively in a competitive job market. There are 24 CDEs, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams. Before a regional competition, students have put in as many as 25 hours in preparation and practice for the various competitions for which they have qualified. “FFA members show extreme initiative in setting practice times, and arriving at school an hour early to prepare for contests (often multiple days a week),” said Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA Adviser Becky Haddad. “Their hard work has certainly paid off, and the successes over this year would not have been possible without the help of dedicated coaches, including Brian Thalmann (crops) and Russ Runck (parlimentary procedure).” Members of the GSL FFA chapter are required to participate in one CDE a year as part of their membership agreement. Haddad said many GSL teams have competed so far, and the following teams will advance from Region V to represent GSL at the State FFA Convention in April: Fish and Wildlife (sixth), Farm Bureau discussion meet (second), crops (third), and dairy foods (third). Other teams to commend include horse, novice parliamentary procedure (second), creed (ninth), extemporaneous speaking (third) and soils (sixth). Teams yet to compete include ag mechanics, dairy handling, and livestock/dairy evaluation, Haddad said.
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Gepson selected for MBDA state honor band
Jack Gepson of Glencoe Silver Lake’s Lincoln Junior High has been selected for membership in the Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) grades 6-8 State Level Honor Band for the 2012-13 school year. Gepson, who plays the trumpet, was one of 82 students selected through competitive auditions to be a member of this group. “The students participating will have the opportunity to work with some of the finest music educators in the state as section coaches, and will be conducted by Dr. Robert Ouren,” said Peter Gepson, Jack Gepson’s father and music director at GSL. The students will rehearse with Ouren Saturday, April 20, at Chanhassen High School, and then will perform a concert Sunday April 21, at 2 p.m., in the auditorium of Chanhassen High School. The Honor Band program is an ongoing project of MBDA, a professional organization of band directors representing band programs of all grade levels from throughout the state of Minnesota.
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Lloyd and Jessica Eastling of Silver Lake announce the birth of their son, Andrew Stefan, on Feb. 6, 2013, at Hutchinson Health. Andrew weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches in length. He joins an older sister, Annie. Grandparents are Lester and Jeannie Eastling of Cokato, Denise Jaskowiak of Winsted and the late Stefan Jaskowiak.
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Marley Clark, a junior at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, was named to the fall semester dean’s list. Clark, a 2011 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, is majoring in management. She has been hired for a summer internship with Chrysler Corporation in Auburn Hills, Mich., where she will be working on the development team for Dodge. Clark is the daughter of Jerry and Le Ann Clark of Glencoe.
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Helen Tanata, 98, formerly of Stewart Obituaries Floretta C. Mosel, 96, of Gaylord
Funeral services for Floretta Credelia Mosel, 96, of Gaylord, were held Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County. The Rev. William Postel officiated. M r s . Mosel died Wednesday, Feb. 13, Floretta Mosel 2013, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. The organist was Lisa Uecker, and soloist Justin Rierson sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “I’m But a Stranger Here” and “Abide With Me.” Pallbearers were Jim Meidinger, Wendell Lee Meidinger, Michael Anderson, Andy Willocks, Wayne Willocks and Jeff German. Interment was in the church cemetery. Floretta Credelia German was born Sept. 22, 1916, in Ogema, Minn., to Lehart and Bertha (Maus) German. She was baptized as an infant on Oct. 22, 1916, at home, and confirmed in her faith as a youth on July 27, 1930, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewisville. She attended grade school in Lewisville. On Oct. 3, 1937, Floretta German was united in marriage to Alfred D. Mosel at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran parsonage in Lewisville. After their marriage, the couple resided in the LewisvilleMadelia area. In 1950, they moved to rural Winthrop. The Mosels shared 42 years of marriage before Mr. Mosel died in November 1979. In 1997, Mrs. Mosel moved to her daughter’s farm in rural Gaylord. She was employed at Hands, Inc., for over 25 years. Mrs. Mosel was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, in Dryden Township. She enjoyed dancing, reading, crocheting and word-find puzzles. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends. When she needed assistance with her daily care, Mrs. Mosel became a resident of the Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility in December 2008. Survivors include her daughter, Joan Neubarth of Gaylord; grandchildren, Darla Neubarth of Buffalo Lake, Bradley Neubarth of Elk River, and Jolene (Bruce) Mielke of Brownton; greatgrandchild, Erika Mielke of Brownton; brothers, Wendell (Jean) German of Richfield and LeRoy (Jean) German of Bloomington; sister, Irene Anderson of Hanska; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Lehart and Bertha German; husband, Alfred Mosel; sisters, Ivadell Willocks and Winnifred Meidinger; brother, Erwin German; and son-in-law, Earl Neubarth. Arrangements were by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com, Click on obituaries and guest book. A Mass of Christian Burial for Helen Tanata, 98, formerly of Stewart, was held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. The Revs. Jerry Meidl and Eugene Brown officiated. M r s . Tanata died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. Helen Tanata The organist and song leader was Bobbi Ludewig. Special music, “On Eagle’s Wings, was sung by Jamie Ziemer, Sara Hesse and Angela Tanata. Musical selections were “Here I Am, Lord,” “The Summons,” “Be Not Afraid,” “Song of Farewell,” “Lead Me Lord,” “Unless a Grain of Wheat” and “What Wondrous Love is This.” Pallbearers were Adam Tanata, Joel Tanata, Anthony Tanata, Jordan Tanata, David Burrichter and Michael Tanata. Interment was in the church cemetery. Helen Theresa Schaufler was born June 8, 1914, in Buckman, Minn., to Joseph and Mary (Wimmer) Schaufler. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her elementary education in Stewart and was a graduate of Stewart High School. After graduation, she worked as a housekeeper in the Twin Cities area for some time. On Nov. 24, 1943, Helen Schaufler was united in marriage to John Tanata at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. This marriage was blessed with four children, Mary, Thomas, Michael and John. The Tanatas resided and farmed in Boon Lake Township, Renville County, until they moved to Hutchinson in December 1979. They shared 42 years of marriage before Mr. Tanata died on June 25, 1986. Mrs. Tanata was a loving wife, mother, homemaker and partner in the farming operation until her retirement in 1979. She attended St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, where she also was a member of CCW. After the Tanatas moved to Hutchinson, they attended St. Anastasia Catholic Church. Mrs. Tanata enjoyed tending to her gardens, quilting, and braiding rugs. She was an excellent baker and loved to can the fresh vegetables from her garden. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to daily Mass while she lived at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends. Mrs. Tanata moved to the Evergreen Apartments in Hutchinson a few years after her husband passed away. When she needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident of the Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson in 2006. She moved to St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted in 2010. Survivors include her children, Mary Burrichter of Bellechester, Michael (Jodie) Tanata of Atwater, and John (Wendy) Tanata Jr. of Stewart; daughter-in-law, Christene Tanata of Stacey; 18 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; brother, Edward (Doris) Schaufler of Buffalo Lake; sister-in-law, Flora Schaufler of Stewart; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph and Mary Schaufler; husband, John Tanata; son, Thomas Tanata; grandson, Matthew Tanata in infancy; granddaughter, Camille Tanata at age 2; siblings, Louise Smith, Agnes Williams, Alfred Schaufler and Eleanor Schaufler, Maria Schaufler and Joseph Schaufler in infancy; and nephews, Larry Schaufler and Roger Schaufler. Arrangements were by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.
Alleen Petersen, 95, of Brownton
A memorial service for Nina Alleen Petersen, 95, of Brownton, was held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Grace Lutheran Church, Brownton. The Rev. Andrew HermodsonOlsen officiated. Mrs. Petersen died T h u r s d a y, Feb. 7, 2013, at Harmony River Liv- Alleen ing Center Petersen in Hutchinson. The organist was Vicki Herrmann, and soloist Rosine Hermodson-Olsen sang “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Borning Cry.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Peace in the Valley.” Honorary pallbearers were Doreen Burks, Jodeen Stark, Travis Petersen, Jayson Knick, Jennifer Mathews and Lucas Knick. Interment was in the church cemetery. Nina Alleen Rathbun was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Elk River, to A. Vernon and Christabel (Plummer) Rathbun. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at Union Congregational Church in Elk River. She received her education in Elk River and was a graduate of the Elk River High School class of 1935. She was a member of the Sherburne County 4-H Club and sewed band uniforms for the National Youth Administration for Minnesota. On Oct. 26, 1941, Alleen Rathbun was united in marriage to Adrian Petersen at the Union Church in Elk River. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Sheridan and Charlotte. The Petersens resided on the family farm in Collins Township, McLeod County, until 1963, when they moved to a home at Lake Marion near Brownton. They shared 55 years of marriage before Mr. Petersen died on Dec. 4, 1996. In addition to being a loving homemaker and mother, Mrs. Petersen was a partner in the farming operation. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton, where she volunteered with the Ladies Aid. Mrs. Petersen was very creative and loved to work on crafts and taught ceramic classes. She also enjoyed traveling and wintered in Apache Junction, Ariz., for 15 years. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. When she needed assistance with her daily care, Mrs. Petersen became a resident of the Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson on Sept. 23, 2011. She then moved to the Harmony River Living Center in January 2012. Survivors include her children, Sheridan (Barbara) Petersen and Charlotte (Gerald) Knick, all of Brownton; grandchildren, Doreen (Phillip) Burks, Jodeen (Duane) Stark, Travis Petersen and his significant other, Michelle Renville, Jayson (Sandra) Knick, Jennifer (Jesse) Mathews and Lucas Knick; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Russell Petersen and wife, Shirley, of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Vernon and Christabel Rathbun; husband, Adrian Petersen; brothers, Hubert Rathbun and his wife, Rose, and Everett Rathbun and his wife, Dorothy; sisterin-law, Barbara Lohse and her husband, Alfred; brothers-in-law, Roger Petersen and Alan Petersen. Arrangements were by the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Brownton. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/death notices.
Grace Bible hosts Outdoor Club March 2
Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will host a special Outdoor Club meeting Sunday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m., at the church. This informal get-together is titled “Turkey Hunting 101” and will include sharing by Rodney Schmidt and Dr. Tom Rakow. Turkey Hunting 101 is especially designed for the person who wants to know how to get started turkey hunting, or who wants to pick up some helpful tips from others. Such things as scouting, calling, decoy placement and using a blind will be discussed. Each Outdoor Club get-together will last about an hour and includes a brief devotional time that relates to the topic being discussed, a presentation on the topic, and a time for input and questions from those who attend. Other upcoming Outdoor Club meetings in future months include such outdoor topics as fly tying and casting, planning a Boundary Waters canoe trip, and bow hunting. Anyone any age is invited to attend, and there is no charge. The church is located in Silver Lake at 300 Cleveland St., next to the city water tower.
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Feb. 25 - March 1 Millie Beneke Manor Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Tator-tot casserole, green beans, peaches, bread, margarine, bar, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Roast pork, whole potatoes, buttered cabbage, bread, margarine, rosy applesauce, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Lasagna, California-blend vegetables, lettuce salad with dressing, garlic bread, margarine, pudding, low-fat milk. Thursday — Oven-crispy chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, bread, margarine, cake, low-fat milk. Friday — Tuna noodle casserole, peas, cole slaw, bread, margarine, banana, low-fat milk. GSL Schools Elementary/Jr. High/Sr. High Breakfast Monday — Breakfast pizza or Kix Berry cereal and yogurt, apple juice cup, low-fat milk (breakfast burrito at junior/senior high school). Tuesday — Pancake on a stick with syrup or Cheerios and applecinnamon muffin, diced peaches, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Egg and cheese omelet or reduced-sugar Coco Puff cereal and string cheese, apple wedges, low-fat milk (breakfast pizza at junior/senior high). Thursday — Breakfast pizza or reduced-sugar Fruit Loops cereal and blueberry muffin, orange juice cup, low-fat milk (egg and cheese omelet at junior high and high school). Friday — Pancakes with syrup or reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and yogurt, diced pears, low-fat milk (french toast sticks with syrup at junior high and high school). Helen Baker/Lakeside Lunch Monday — Mini chicken corn dogs, ham and cheese on wholegrain bun, oven-baked beans, baby carrots, apple wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Chicken and cheese quesadilla, fiesta rice, deli combo sub, seasoned green beans, broccoli salad with raisins, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Cheeseburger on a whole-grain bun, chef salad with cheese, egg, croutons, seasoned carrots, celery sticks with dressing, kiwi wedges, chilled peaches. Thursday — Herb-roasted chicken, dinner roll, fun lunch, mashed potatoes with gravy, baby carrots with dressing, orange wedges, chilled pears. Friday — Not available. High School Lunch Monday — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned corn, whole-grain dinner roll, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes, baby carrots with dressing, apple wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Mexican bar with beefy nachos or chicken, cheese and bean burrito, brown rice, southwest corn and black beans, sweet corn salad, cucumbers with dressing, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Macaroni and cheese, garlic bread stick, seasoned carrots, broccoli salad with raisins, red pepper strips with dressing, kiwi wedges, chilled peaches. Thursday — Tator-tot hot dish, bread, seasoned peas, chick pea salad, cauliflower with dressing, orange wedges, chilled pears. Friday — Not available. First Lutheran School Lunch Monday — Ham patty, corn, applesauce, milk. Tuesday — Spaghetti hot dish, green beans, garlic bread, mandarin oranges, milk. Wednesday — Subs, lettuce bar, peaches, milk. Thursday — Chicken noodle soup, ham sandwich, fresh vegetables with dip, mixed fruit, milk. Friday — Meatloaf, tator tots, pineapple, bread, milk. St. Pius X Lunch Monday — Pizza burgers, fresh fruit, tator tots, carrots with dip, milk. Tuesday — Turkey subs, mixed fruit, corn, mashed potatoes with gravy, milk. Wednesday — Sloppy joe, orange wedges, peas, broccoli with dip, milk. Thursday — Riblet, banana, baked beans, sweet-potato fries, milk. Friday — Not available.
Pastor’s Corner
Rev. Dennis Reichow St. John’s Lutheran Church, Helen Township n the 1500s, Hugh Latimer was a preacher in England during the reign of King Henry VIII. The story is told that on one occasion, King Henry VIII was angered by something Latimer said in his sermon. The King ordered Latimer to preach a new sermon for him on the following Sunday and to include an apology for what he had said the previous Sunday. The next Sunday arrived. Latimer climbed into the pulpit. At the risk of imprisonment or death, Latimer began his sermon with these words: “I know I stand before a king, who is able to take my life. But I also stand before Christ Jesus, who holds my immortal soul.” And with that, Latimer proceeded to preach a sermon with the same message as the week before. If you attend church regularly, you know that preachers have different speaking styles, different personalities, weaknesses and strengths. However, when a preacher is faithfully speaking the Truth of Christ, he is going to hit a nerver from time to time. He will deliver a message that your old sinful self does not want to hear. In any event, the purpose of the preacher is not just to make you feel good, to avoid difficult subjects or to avoid hurting your feelings. Rather, the preacher’s purpose is to preach Christ. That means calling sin what Jesus calls sin, because only then can Jesus’ message of forgiveness bring real healing for our hurts and real rescue from our guilt.
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Jesus, Preachers and Your Heart
“For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord.” 2 Corinthians 4:5 “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and our of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” 2 Timothy 4:2-3
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January Students of Month
Eight students were selected as January students of the month at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. They include, front, from left, Ryley Oliver, Somers Willock, Derek Bratsch and Braxton Eggersgluess. In the back are Mark Lueders, Ivan Martinez and Chad Thompson. Missing was Hailey Havlik.
Classical Gas to perform
Steve Brook, comedian and violinist will team with Rich Ridenour, on the piano, as Classical Gas and will perform Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School auditorium as part of the Glencoe Area Performing Artist Concert Series. The two combine to offer a show that is a little bit Jack Benny, Fritz Kreisler, Victor Borge and Abbott and Costello. The show encompasses many styles of musical entertainment.
Churches
BEREAN BAPTIST Corner of 16th Street and Hennepin Avenue, Glencoe Johnathon Pixler, Pastor Call 320-864-6113 Call Jan at 320-864-3387 for women’s Bible study Wed., Feb. 20 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m Fri., Feb. 22 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:20 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — Men’s Bible study, 6 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m. CHRIST LUTHERAN 1820 N. Knight Ave., Glencoe Katherine Rood, Pastor 320-864-4549 www.christluth.com E-mail: office@christluth.com Wed., Feb. 20 — Men’s breakfast, Bible study, 8 a.m.; televised worship service on Channel 10, 2 p.m.; Lenten supper, 5 p.m.; bell choir, 5:30 p.m.; senior choir, 6:30 p.m.; confirmation, 6:30 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m.; lay ministers meeting after worship. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Naomi Circle at Orchard Estates, 9 a.m.; long-term care worship, 9:30 a.m.; Leap of Faith, 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 — Clergy Chili Cook-Off meal at First Congregational, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship, 8:15 a.m.; Sunday school and adult education, 9:30 a.m.; worship with Jack Olmstead baptism 10:45 a.m.; confirmation ski trip, 12:30 p.m.; Minnesota Valley Conference gathering, Sleepy Eye, 2 p.m. Mon, Feb. 25 — Quilting, fellowship hall, 1 p.m.; televised worship service, 3 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — Ladies fellowship, Gert & Erma’s, 10 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Men’s breakfast, Bible study, 8 a.m.; televised worship service on Channel 10, 2 p.m.; Lenten supper, 5 p.m.; bell choir, 5:30 p.m.; confirmation, 6:30 p.m.; choir, 6:30 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Wed., Feb. 20 — Lenten service at First Congregational, Glencoe, 7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Confirmation class, 9:15 a.m.; worship at Friedens, 10 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Lenten service at Friedens County Line Church, 7 p.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Feb. 20 — Pastoral leaders day; no evening Mass; kindergarten through sixth-grade religious education classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; sevenththrough 11th-grade religious education classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; staff meeting, 1 p.m. Fri., Feb. 22 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; stations of the cross with school children, 2 p.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m.; adoration of the blessed sacrament after Mass; benediction, 6:50 p.m.; stations of the cross, 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 — RCIA session, parish library, 1 p.m.; reconciliation, 3:30 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Spanish religious education classes, 12:45 p.m.; Catholicism series at St. Pius X, 4 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., Feb. 25 — No Mass; HandS committee, 6:30 p.m.; CUF meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; no junior choir practice. Wed., Feb. 27 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; kindergarten through sixth-grade religious education classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; sevenththrought 11th-grade religious education classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; 11thgrade confirmation session, including exam, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., Pastor E-mail: congoucc@gmail.com Wed., Feb. 20 — Circles meet; soup supper, 5:30 p.m.; choir practice, 6:30 p.m.; joint Lenten service, 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Bible study service, 6:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 — Second-annual Clergy Chili Cook-Off, 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship with older Sunday school children singing, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; deacons meeting. Tues., Feb. 26 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Deaconess meeting, 9:30 a.m.; choir practice, 6:30 p.m.; joint Lenten service at Friedens County Line Church, Norwood Young America, 7 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., Feb. 20 — Lenten worship, 2 p.m.; dessert, 2:45 p.m.; public school confirmation, 3:30 p.m.; no handbells; no senior choir; lenten worship, 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Church council, 7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship, 8 a.m.; Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.; adult Bible study, 9:15 a.m.; KDUZ radio broadcast, 9:30 a.m.; worship with communion, 10:30 a.m.; new member potluck, 11:30 a.m. Mon., Feb. 25 — Voters’ assembly meeting, 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; Common Cup diaper distribution, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Lenten worship, 2 p.m.; dessert, 2:45 p.m.; public school confirmation, 3:30 p.m.; Christ Chimes, 4 p.m.; Gospel Ringers, 6 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 1407 Cedar Ave. N., Glencoe www.gslcglencoe.org Rev. James F. Gomez, Pastor Matthew Harwell, Director of Christian Education E-mail: office@gslcglencoe.org Wed., Feb. 20 — GYM Bible study at high school, 7:30 a.m.; Kids Praise, 3:15 p.m.; Lenten meal, 5:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m.; Lenten service, 7 p.m.; F3, 7:45 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Men’s, women’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 — Clergy Chili Cook-Off, First Congregational, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Choir, 7:45 a.m.; worship with communion, 9 a.m.; Kingdom Quest, FUEL, adult Bible study, 10:15 p.m.; Financial Peace, 5:30 p.m.; LIVE, 7:30 p.m.. Mon., Feb. 25 — Millie Beneke Bible study, 1 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — GSLC Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; Orchard Estates Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; quilting, 1 p.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — GYM Bible study at high school, 7:30 a.m.; Kids Praise, 3:15 p.m.; Lenten meal, 5:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m.; Lenten service, 7 p.m.; F3, 7:45 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Wed., Feb. 20 — Lenten worship at Millie Beneke Manor, 2 p.m.; fifthand sixth-grade catechism, 3:45 p.m.; seventh- and eighth-grade catechism, 4:45 p.m.; Lenten supper, 5:45 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m.; choir, 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Jesus Cares Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Bible class, 10:20 a.m. Mon., Feb. 25 — Sunday school teachers meeting, 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — Chimes, 6:30 p.m.; Table Talk, 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Lenten worship at Millie Beneke Manor, 2 p.m.; fifthand sixth-grade catechism, 3:45 p.m.; seventh- and eighth-grade catechism, 4:45 p.m.; Lenten supper, 5:45 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m.; choir, 8 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: Pastor@GraceBrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Wed., Feb. 20 — Confirmation class, 4 p.m.; Lenten supper, 5:30 p.m.; Lenten worship, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — South Africa partnership meeting at Swedlanda, Hector, 6 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship with communion, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; conference assembly at Sleepy Eye, 2 p.m. Mon., Feb. 25 — Worship broadcast, 6 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — Bible study, 9 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Newsletter submissions due; confirmation class, 4 p.m.; Lenten supper, 5:30 p.m.; Lenten worship, 6:30 p.m.; choir practice, 7:30 p.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Wed., Feb. 20 — Bible study, 9 a.m.; confirmation, 4 p.m.; Lenten meal served by Noah’s Ark Preschool, 5:15 p.m.; midweek Lenten worship, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Visitation and communion to Brownton shut-ins. Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m.; register for March 3 communion; no pastor’s Bible study; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; Christian greeting cards for sale; Channel 8 video. Wed., Feb. 27 — Bible study, 9 a.m.; confirmation, 4 p.m.; Lenten meal (F.A.I.T.H. spaghetti bake), 5:15 p.m.; Lenten worship, 6:30 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Bible study, Sunday school, 10 a.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Stewart Wed., Feb. 20 — Sewing, 10 a.m.3 p.m.; seventh-grade confirmation, 3:30 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5:30 p.m.; lunch served by the Women of St. Paul’s, 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — South Africa partnership meeting at Swedlanda, Hector, 5 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 — Worship, 5 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; Minnesota Valley Conference assembly, 2 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — Pastors’ text study, 10 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 3:30 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 4:30 p.m.; lunch, 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., Feb. 20 — No Mass. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, pastor Wed., Feb. 20 — Bible study, 9 a.m.; Lenten worship, 6 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Breakfast, 8 a.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; coffee and conversation following worship; confirmation classes following worship. Wed., Feb. 26 — Lenten worship, 6 p.m.; lunch follows worship. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, pastor 320-587-5104 Wed., Feb. 20 — Lenten service, 7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Lenten service, 7 p.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., Feb. 20 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — 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., Feb. 20 — Seventh- and eighth-grade midweek, 3:45 p.m.; youth choir, 5 p.m.; fourth- through sixth-grade midweek, 6 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7:15 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Bible study, 8:45 a.m.; bulletin and newsletter deadline. Sun., Feb. 24 — “Time of Grace,” TV Channel 9, 6:30 a.m.; worship with communion, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; pancake dinner, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — Glencoe visits; prayer meeting, 5 p.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Seventh- and eighth-grade midweek, 3:45 p.m.; youth choir, 5 p.m.; fourth- through sixth-grade midweek, 6 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7:15 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Bill Baldwin, Pastor www.platochurch.com Wed., Feb. 20 — Men’s coffee, 9 a.m.; confirmation class, 5 p.m.; adult choir, 6 p.m.; Lenten worship at First Congregational, Glencoe, 7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Sunday school, 8:30 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; fellowship, 11 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Men’s coffee, 9 a.m.; confirmation class, 5 p.m.; adult choir, 6 p.m.; Lenten worship at Friedens County Line Church, 7 p.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Wed., Feb. 20 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5 p.m.; supper, 5:30 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship, 9 a.m.; fellowship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5 p.m.; supper, 5:30 p.m.; Lenten worship, 7 p.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., Feb. 20 — Soup and chili supper, 5 p.m.; confirmation class, 6 p.m.; Lenten service, 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Women’s fellowship at King’s Wok, 5 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; facility in use for wedding shower; clergy chili challenge at Glencoe UCC, 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — “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.; youth activity at Powder Ridge; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m.; Centershot Archery Ministry, 1 p.m.; women’s appreciation dinner, 5 p.m. Weds., Feb. 27 — Soup and chili supper, 5 p.m.; confirmation class, 6 p.m.; Lenten service, 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., Feb. 20 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; Lenten service, 6:30 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Day care meeting, 6:15 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Handbell practice, 8:45 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m., followed by fellowship. Wed., Feb. 27 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; Lenten service, 6:30 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Feb. 20 — Mass, 8 a.m.; first- through sixth-grade religious education classes, 5:30 p.m.; sevenththrough 11th-grade religious education classes, 7:15 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m. Fri., Feb. 22 — Mass, 8 a.m.; stations of the cross, 6 p.m. Sat. Feb. 23 — Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — Mass, 8 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — First- through sixth-grade religious education classes, 5:30 p.m.; seventh- through 11thgrade religious education classes, 7:15 p.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Wed., Feb. 20 — Lenten service at First Congregational, Glencoe, 7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship at Friedens, 10 a.m.; confirmation class, 9:15 a.m. Wed., Feb. 27 — Lenten service at Friedens County Line Church, 7 p.m. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Wed., Feb. 20 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Sunday school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priesthood, relief society and primary, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m. WATER OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA METODISTA LIBRE Clinica del Alma 727 16th St. E., Glencoe Spanish/bi-lingual services Nestor and Maria German, Pastors E-mail: nestor2maria@hotmail.com Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship, 2 p.m. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 77 Second Ave. S. Corner C.R. 1 and Second St. S., Lester Prairie Layton Lemke, vacancy pastor Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible study, 10:15 a.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. S.W., Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, Senior pastor Adam Krumrie, Worship pastor Wed., Feb. 20 — Release time for second throug fifth grades, AWANA, 6:30 p.m.; middle school youth, 6:30 p.m.; senior high youth, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 — Senior high free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team, 6 p.m. Sun., Feb. 24 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Couples Connect, 4 p.m. Mon., Feb. 25 — Women’s discipleship, 6:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 26 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m.
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The John Deere tractors from Midwest Machinery were popular with youngsters and oldsters alike. Above, Ellie Scheidt, 6, and Sophie Groe, 6, sand-
wiched Layla Nordby, 21 months, in the middle of a seat on a lawn tractor. All are from Glencoe. About 2,000 people and 80 vendors attended the Glencoe Business Expo last weeeked at the Panther Field House.
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Jan Mackenthun, director of the Early Childhood Family Education/Special Education program at Glencoe-Silver Lake, posed with a drawing of the new ECFE/ECSE addition onto the Lincoln Jr. High School. Work on the addition is expected to get started this spring or summer.
The Remarkable Reptiles shows were presented by James Gerholdt of Webster, who was even “kissed” by one of his friends, much to the delight of the audience.
Jackie Lemke, daughter of Jon and Mary Lemke of Glencoe, patiently let a member of the Hutchinson Clown Club use her face as a pallette Sunday.
Everett Brands of Fullerton Lumber was one of many many booths at the Glencoe Business Expo over the weekend. It was an opportunity to talk with potential customers.
Eugene Young of Lester Prairie seemed to enjoy having his photo taken with Vikings cheerleaders, Missy, left, and Brittney right. He was not alone. The line was long for an opportunity for a photo and autograph.
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
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