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Board OKs new road funding sources 3-2
By Lori Copler Staff Writer A motion to adopt a resolution asking the state Legislature and the governor to support wheelage taxes and local sales taxes as options for local funding for roads passed on a 3-2 motion by the McLeod County Board of Commissioners at its April 2 meeting. Commissioner Kermit Terlinden brought the resolution before the County Board, saying it could bring an “opportunity to possibly get some more funding for roads and stuff.” Terlinden said he looks at it as an opportunity to improve rural roads, which are increasingly supporting larger machinery and heavier loads, and requiring more maintenance. Terlinden added that passing the resolution doesn’t mean that McLeod County will impose a local sales or wheelage tax. “It’s just a resolution to see if we can even go there,” said Terlinden. Commissioner Ron Shimanski spoke against the resolution, saying he felt that additional taxes will impact job growth as neighboring states continue to cut taxes in an effort to lure more business to them. Shimanski also said that, typically, the metro and rural areas battle for road funds, and the rural area usually loses out. “I just don’t think rural Minnesota would fare fairly in the distribution of those funds,” said Shimanski. Commissioner Sheldon Nies said the state cannot continue to rely primarily on gas tax increases to fund road improvements, particularly now that cars are becoming more fuel efficient, or even running on alternate fuels, and aren’t generating as much revenue at the pumps through gas taxes. “We have to look at the effect of fuel-efficient and electric cars, and how do they help
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Medical examiner investigated 178 deaths in county
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office investigated 178 cases in McLeod County in 2012, the County Board heard at its April 2 meeting. Dr. A. Quinn Strobl presented the 2012 annual report, saying that 56 of those deaths, or about 31 percent, required a scene investigation. One of the investigated deaths was a homicide, said Strobl, which was the death of an 80-year-old nursing home resident who was pushed by another resident. Strobl said the incident actually occurred in Waconia, but the man died later of complications of a broken hip at the St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Winsted. Mike Junge, McLeod County attorney, said that because the original incident occurred in Carver County, the Carver County attorney “assumed jurisdiction” and will determine whether criminal charges should be filed. Strobl said that determining that a death is a homicide “is not a blame, is not a judgment. It was determined a homicide because it was caused by another human being.” Both Strobl and Junge said that jurisdiction can become hazy when criminal acts take place in one county, but a death results in another. Junge said McLeod County actually had another homicide in 2012, when a Glencoe woman was allegedly stabbed in her home. But the woman died later at Hennepin County Medical Center, so her autopsy was performed by Hennepin County, rather than McLeod County’s designated medical examiner, which is Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. But the case was prosecuted in McLeod County because that is where the original incident leading to the death took place, said Junge. Six of the other investigated deaths requiring autopsies were due to natural causes, and those decedents ranged in age from 27 to 72 years. Most of those deaths, including that of the 27-year-old, were due to heart disease, said Strobl. There were 15 accidental deaths, including three people who perished in a small-plane crash north of Glencoe and five in motorvehicle crashes. A 24-yearold woman died of drug toxicity. Six accidental deaths were in the elderly population (age greater than 65), four of which were from complications from a fall, one of which was from complications of a misplaced feeding tube, and one was a male who aspirated food. There were six deaths by suicide, with the decedents ranging in age from 22 to 86, said Strobl. Junge commended the medical examiner’s office for its work, and stressed that the office is not under the supervision of the county attorney’s office. “Their job is to determine the truth, not to help us build our cases,” said Junge.
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
Another first-year engineering program offered at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School is the supermileage program in which the students design, build and test a vehicle for competition May 14-15 at the Brainerd International Speedway. Mike Sundblad, GSL industrial technology instructor, said the vehicle is built from scratch. Members of the class include, front, from left, Kyler Kohnen,
Colton Lueders, Alex Lamp, Trent Senske, Jordan Van Vickle, Chris Boyum, Kurtis Kunkel, Isaiah Herout, Andrew Lind, Tyler Grack, Pat Amborn, Reed Dunbar, Eric Thalman, Brody Bratsch, Javier Calva, Alek Foss, Mike Skoglund, Derek Bratsch, Tyler Donnay, Brenden Howard, Daniil Tkachenko, Colton Butler and Brandon Greeley.
Supermileage engineering class is building vehicle ‘from scratch’
By Rich Glennie Editor nstructor Mike Sundblad tries to get out of the way of his young engineering enthusiasts as they build from scratch a vehicle that will compete in the upcoming supermileage competition set for May 14-15 at the Brainerd International Speedway. But he is bombarded with questions about the first-year program offered at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. Sundblad is a veteran of the competition, and also was instrumental in the first-year robotics program that recently competed at the University of Minnesota. Sundblad, however, is quick to point to the work of his young charges, who have designed the vehicle, selected the materials to be used and even divvied up assignments for the students to work on. Sundblad said the supermileage program was not offered until the third trimester this year, but many of the students have been involved with the inau-
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gural project since the start of the school year. He said the group of students met prior to the start of the official program and got a good start on the design and framework for the vehicle. Over the past several years, former industrial arts instructor Rick Corrick offered the trebuchet project for the GSL engineering students. The supermileage vehicle project is a new offering. Corrick retired at the end of the 2011-12 school year, and Sundblad is his replacement. Sundblad said the engineering class will construct only one vehicle this year with the goal of achieving 500 miles to a gallon of gas. He said the vehicle is heavier than anticipated, “but mechanically sound,” he said. Who will be driving it at Brainerd has yet to be determined by the class, Sundblad said. There are a myriad of rules to follow in the supermileage competition. For example, the vehicle needs rollover protec-
tion; it can only travel up to 30 miles per hour, but not less than 15 miles per hour; there are no limits on the vehicle weight, but there are limits on the driver’s weight; it needs adequate brakes; it has to be able to handle a 10-degree banking on the track without tipping over; and it must be able to have a 35-foot turning radius among other rules, Sundblad said. The students selected by the class to be the lead people for the project are Brandon Greeley, who is the “project engineer” and oversees the whole project, and Brenden Howard, the design leader because he has experience from his former school in Willmar. Sundblad said the goal is to test drive the vehicle in the near future, using the high school outdoor track. He said the students will test one element of the vehicle at a time, like the gear ratio, and the testing could take several weeks. Also, outside advice is sought. Last week, Adam Revier, an auto body expert, was in the class offering advice on the body work for the vehicle.
Band-O-Rama set Sunday at GSL gym
On Sunday, April 14, at 4 p.m., the GlencoeSilver Lake Public Schools will present its annual districtwide band concert known as the “Band-O-Rama.” This concert will feature the fifth-grade band and sixth-grade bands from Lakeside Elementary School, the seventh- and eighthgrade combined bands from Lincoln Junior High, as well as the Ninth/10th-Grade Band and GSL Concert Band from Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. Admission will be charged. The concert will be held at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School gym.
Identity theft to be topic of April 18 workshop
Identity theft will be the topic of a Thursday, April 18, workshop sponsored by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans. The workshop will be held at 6 p.m. at the Glencoe City Center, 1107 E. 11th St. Guest speaker will be McLeod County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Geiken and local representatives for Thrivent Financial. Topics include: • How identity theft can occur. • How you can take steps to prevent it. • What to do if your identity is stolen. A light meal will be served. To reserve a spot, call 320-587-6440 or e-mail diane.knorr@thrivent.com by Friday, April 12.
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The Lake Marion Improvement Association will meet Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., at the Brownton Rod and Gun Club located on the south bay of the lake (County Road 87) off Highway 15. All friends of the lake are invited to attend. Meetings are April 18, June 20 and Aug. 15. For information, call 320-328-9911.
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Legion Auxiliary to meet
The Glencoe American Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Post 95 will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 15, at the Glencoe Fire Hall. Lunch will be served.
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Students of the Month
The March Students of the Month at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School included Nick Jenkins, left, and Aaron Boraas. Missing was Marissa Lietzau.
Plato garage sales April 19-20
The Plato garage sales days will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at many locations throughout the community. Watch for the balloons.
Mission Club sets card party
The St. Francis Mission Club will host a “500” card party at St. Pius X School at 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 15. Use the 10th Street entrance. All 500 players are invited to the free event. A free-will offering dessert luncheon will follow. Prizes will be awarded.
Concordia A Cappella Choir to perform at First Lutheran April 11
Concordia University, Nebraska’s premier vocal ensemble, the University A Cappella Choir, will perform a concert at First Lutheran Church, 925 E. 13th St., Glencoe, on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. The concert, cosponsored by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, is free and open to the public. Visit cune.edu/music for additional performance information. The University A Cappella Choir has been performing concerts and joining congregations in worship for 74 years. One of the United States’ oldest touring Lutheran college choirs, the A Cappella Choir has performed extensively throughout the U.S. (including Hawaii), and internationally in Greece, Italy, France, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Spain, Mexico and Australia. The choir performs literature from the entire spectrum of sacred and secular choral music. While the ensemble strives to perform with a high level of musical artistry, the primary goal is to honor God through singing and proclaiming the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. Dr. Kurt E. von Kampen is the fourth conductor in the 74-year history of the University A Cappella Choir. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Concordia University in Seward, a master of music degree in choral conducting from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., and a doctorate in choral music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Von Kampen has choral music published by Concordia Publishing House and is in demand as a choral clinician throughout the U.S. He has been awarded several teaching awards and was named the Nebraska Choral Director of the Year by the Nebraska Choral Directors Association. Concordia University, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb., that currently serves over 2,200 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.
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Sandbox fill set April 15
The Brownton Lions area sandbox fill will be held Monday, April 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and is free to Brownton-area residents. Call Security Bank & Trust, Brownton branch, at 320-328-5222 or Joe Griebe at 320-328-4085 to schedule a sandbox fill.
Christ Lutheran open house
Christ Lutheran Church will host a dedication open house for its new addition at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14, from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. Christ Lutheran is located at 1820 Knight Ave., Glencoe.
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Salad luncheon set April 12
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 308 First St. NE, Plato, is hosting a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 12. The luncheon is sponsored by St. Paul UCC Women’s Guild. Also available for sale are cookbooks.
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Orchard Estates, an independent senior community at Glencoe Regional Health Services, is hosting a presentation on the Civil War at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 23. The Rev. Mark Ford, Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake, is the presenter. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so call to reserve your spot, at 320-864-7798. Orchard Estates is located at 1900 Ford Ave. in Glencoe.
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The Glencoe Historic Preservation Society (GHPS) is hosting a “come-’n-go” spring luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 19, in the senior room at the Glencoe City Center. Tickets are available at the door or from a GHPS member. Local citizens will be displaying their vintage and other collectables in the east entrance of the City Center. Call Gloria at 864-4174 or Ruth at 864-5209 for more information.
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St. John’s Lutheran Church, Plato, in conjunction with Plato’s citywide garage sales, will be hosting a garage sale/bake sale/hot dog lunch on Friday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Panther Art Prowl set for April 11
The Glencoe-Silver Lake Panther Art Prowl will be held Thursday, April 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the high school gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium. The Panther Art Prowl features art work by GSL students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
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Glencoe seniors to meet
The Glencoe Senior Citizens group will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 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, April 16, for card playing.
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County senior citizens meet
The McLeod County Senior Citizens Club will hold its quarterly meeting at the Lester Prairie City Center on Wednesday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. Come for an afternoon of socializing, cards, fun, prizes, and lunch.
Arlington city administrator finalists set
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Enterprise reported that five finalists have been named for the vacant Arlington city administrator position. They include Dana Hedberg, operations manager for Ramsey County; Scott Weske, city administrator at Clarksville; Silver Lake City Clerk-Treasurer Kerry Venier; Liza Bonabauer, city clerk-department head at Clearweater, Kan.; and Abraham Algadi, city administrator at Pine Island. Arlington City Administrator Matt Jaunich resigned in February to accept the new position as Sibley County administrator.
Lions bar bingo set April 13
The Glencoe Lions will be sponsoring bar bingo at the Glencoe Country Club at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13. Everyone age 18 and over is welcome to play for cash prizes. The progressive game pay-out amount is up to $1,099. Food, beverages and pull-tabs also are available.
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Garden plots now available
The Glencoe community garden project organizers are again leasing plots on the 14th Street site across from Kestral Apartments near Panther Heights. The available plots are 10-by-10 feet, 10-by-15 feet and 10-by-20 feet in size. For information, call 612-308-1503.
Study Club to meet Monday
The Glencoe Study Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 15, at Grand Meadows.
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Penn Township bridge work now under way
The replacement of bridge L0341 over High Island Creek began Monday, according to John Brunkhorst, McLeod County highway engineer. This bridge is located on Leaf Avenue, approximately one-fourth mile south of County Road 17 in the southeast part of Penn Township. The road is closed to through traffic, and there will be no detour posted. Local traffic should find an alternate route, Brunkhorst said. The construction should last approximately 50 days.
McLeod caregivers spring retreat scheduled April 30
The 11th-annual McLeod County Caregivers Spring Retreat will be held Tuesday, April 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. The retreat is sponsored by Lutheran Social Services for Minnesota, Touching Hearts at Home and Eucimen Oaks & Pines with funding from the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging. To register, contact Jan Novotny at 320-894-0479 or jan.novotny@lssmn.org. As a result of the spring retreat, the April meeting of the Glencoe caregiver discussion group has been cancelled.
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The Predators, Glencoe-Silver Lake’s first-year robotics team, competed March 28-30 at the University of Minnesota-Mariucci Arena. There were about 60 teams competing at the Mariucci Arena and another 60 or more teams competing at the Williams Arena. Thursday was a day of practice rounds for the teams. Qualifying rounds began on Friday and went through Saturday morning. GSL was one of six rookie teams this year and placed 41st out of 60. Predators team members are front row, from left, Jordan Bergemann, Kurtis Kunkel, Danielle Mathews, Richard Smith, Randy Johnson, Cheryl Templin and Tim Johnson.
Second row, Sloan Becker, Gustavo Villalobos, Samantha Johnson, Ethan Wolff, Maddie Kuehn, Mike Sundblad and Brad Seevers. In the back row, Mike Coughlin, Chandler Swift, Joe Fehrenbach, Shawn Seevers, Parker Kerslake, Ismael Calderon and Gabe Schweikert. “This was a great learning experience and the Predators will be back again next year,” said Templin. Students in grades nine through 12 make up the team and would like to have more students join the team. “This was a very fun event to watch,” Templin said. “Seeing the creativity of students from all over was very rewarding.”
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Board gets highlights of robotics, Close Up
By Rich Glennie Editor The Glencoe-Silver Lake High School robotics team, during Monday night’s School Board meeting, demonstrated its first-ever robot that was entered into recent state competition. The 16-member team finished 41st out of 60 teams in its inaugural effort at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. Mike Sundblad, high school industrial technology teacher, led the students, who designed and built the robot to perform designated tasks. This year it was designed to toss a frisbee and climb a pyramid. Sundblad said the robotics competition is like no other. Rather than simply compete, he said the teams help each other in the competition. When one team’s robot does not work, the other teams assist in getting to robot up and functioning. The GSL team also won the rookie team award at the Mariucci site, and took home the team award for its name and mascot “the Predators.” In all there were 60 teams at Mariucci Arena and another 63 team competing at Williams Arena on the university campus. Asked about engineering as a career, several of the GSL students attending the School Board meeting said they were already looking at engineering, and this simply inspired them even more. “Thank you to the advisers and all the students,” said GSL Superintendent Chris Sonju, and to Sundblad for “taking leadership roles.” All were presented certificates of acknowledgement from the GSL School Board. Jamie Alsleben, acting board chairman in Clark Christianson’s absence, also thanked the many donors to the first-year robotic program. He said those donors should be pleased with the results of the GSL engineering students. The School Board also heard about another program, the recent Close Up trip to Washington, D.C. Paul Lemke, GSL history teacher, said 19 students, along with Assistant Principal Dan Svoboda and himself, spent a week touring the nation’s capitol. The only hitch in the tour was the impact of “sequester” that cancelled the planned tour of the White House due to budget cuts, he said. Lemke said there were many sites to see, but two that had stood out were visits to the Holocaust Museum and Arlington National Cemetery. “The kids walked out quiet,” he said after the Holocaust tour. The group also met with Minnesota’s U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken as well as U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. Lemke thanked the generous donors who helped raised about $15,000 for the trip. The cost per student was estimated at $1,922, he said. “The greatest thing,” Lemke added, is that the GSL students got to meet with other students from around the country. He said the Close Up Foundation has been in existence for 41 years, and Glencoe and now Glencoe-Silver Lake has participated 38 of those years. Lemke requested permission, and received approval, to take the Close Up trip again in 2014. It is open to GSL seniors and juniors. Alsleben added that it is indeed impressive how all the donor groups and individuals step up to support these student opportunities.
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The winter 2012-13 Wright County Conference all-academic team members were announced recently and included a number of GSL students. The GSL students included, front row, left to right, Ashley Alsleben, dance team; Keaton Anderson, boys’ basketball; Kelly Beneke, girls’ basketball; Brody Bratsch, boys’ basketball; Taylor Breidenbach, girls’ basketball; Nicholas Brelje, wrestling; Reed Dunbar, boys’ basketball; and Ray Eberhard, wrestling. Second row, Emily Oberlin, dance team; Tara Tankersley, dance team; Colton Lueders, wrestling; Christopher Lemke, wrestling; Stephanie Klockmann, girls’ basketball; Madison Kalenberg, girls’ basketball; Nick Jenkins, wrestling; Brandon Ebert, boys’ basketball. Third row, Teddy Petersen, boys’ basketball; Kyle Polzin, wrestling; Jacob Popelka, boys’ basketball; Brandon Richter, wrestling; Travis Rothstein, boys’ basketball; Eric Thalmann, boys’ basketball; Courtney Wolff, girls’ basketball; Chantelle Wolff, gymnastics. Missing were Alex Stensvad, girls’ basketball; Erin Nowak, girls’ basketball; Rebecca Ebbers and Ashley Peterson, both gymnastics and students at Buffalo Lake-Hector/Stewart.
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Fund balance has dropped Bertrang heads to New Ulm
ARLINGTON — The general fund balance at Sibley East dropped $1 million over the past two years, the Arlington Enterprise reported, and Interim Superintendent John Langenbrunner challenged the school board to work toward a balanced budget. The general fund balance is expected to be $2.18 million at the end of the school year on June 30, a drop from $2.98 million at the end of the 2010-11 school year. WINTHROP — The Winthrop News reported that GFW Superintendent Jeff Bertrang has been offered the superintendent’s position at New Ulm and Bertrang has asked the GFW Board to opt out of the final two years of his current contract, effective June 30. Bertrang began his GFW duties in January 2012.
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Our view: Comprehensive street improvement plan aims at problem areas in community
n first blush, the reaction is to recoil from the proposed increases in the city water and sewer rates. After all, in the next five years those rates will be about double what is being paid now. But if one looks at the broader scheme of things, Glencoe City Council did the right thing in approving the rate increases now so that they will generate enough funds to help address some major water and sanitary sewer issues lurking on the horizon. The city needs funding to do the necessary street and utility work. The rate increases, combined with assessments, will pay for the millions of dollars in needed street and underground utility work identified in the city’s comprehensive street improvement plan. The first phase addresses street surfaces; the next phase digs deeper. Glencoe City Council has been proactive in looking at those future utility needs with its comprehensive plan. One needs to know where the problems are before one can address those needs. That is what the comprehensive planning process is all about, determining priorities, getting them fixed in a timely manner and finding the funding sources to get it accomplished. If one has been around long enough, it was exactly what the city’s comprehensive storm water management plan accomplished in correcting the glaring flooding problems in the early 1990s. That massive plan methodically worked to replace an inadequate sewer system, much of it in the downtown area, that simply could not handle the annual 100-year-rain events that were occurring back then. It was a multi-year plan costing millions of dollars, but there has
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been little flooding in those parts of the community since those expensive projects were completed. Now it is time to address some other inadequate sewer and water line issues, starting in the west third of Glencoe and working eastward. Of particular concern is the area around Lincoln Park, one of the oldest areas of the community. It has been no mystery that water and sewer lines are inadequate, and often under-sized, in that part of Glencoe. The comprehensive plan also ties into the city’s annual inflow and infiltration (I&I) program aimed at eliminating rain water from getting into the city’s sanitary sewer system and washing out the wastewater treatment plant’s ability to treat sewage during heavy rain events. That said, no one likes to pay more taxes, and yes, the rate increases may be called fees, but they are taxes on users of the city water and sanitary sewer systems. Call them necessary evils if you like. So what will we get for our money? Piece of mind that our city underground utilities and street surfaces are being repaired and replaced in a timely fashion. While not as glamorous as building a new facility or remodeling an old building, the comprehensive street improvement plan is even more essential. After all, who wants to go to the water tap and nothing comes out, or flush the toilet and nothing happens? Some of the essentials we take for granted need attention once in awhile. And that takes money to do. So before you get all riled over the planned rate increases in water and sanitary sewers, think about what you are getting for the money. What is piece of mind worth? — R.G.
Guest column:
Cut waste, before we ask for any more
By District 18B State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe This session, Gov. Dayton and Democrats in the Legislature are demanding billions of dollars in new taxes to fix our $627 million dollar budget shortfall. They insist that raising revenues is the only way to fix our budget, putting forth a budget with minimal reforms and cuts. The Governor’s initial plan for instance asked for $22 dollars in new taxes for every $1 in cuts. Hardly a balanced approach. It’s my belief that before we ask hardworking Minnesotans for even one more dollar in tax increases that we ensure our government programs are devoid of waste and running as efficiently as possible. Last month, the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) issued a report faulting the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) for failing to check the eligibility of participants in a number of public assistance programs that provide medical, cash and food benefit to low-income citizens. Under state and federal law, agencies are required to verify income levels for participants in the various public assistance programs. The OLA report cited the MinnesotaCare insurance program as having failed to adequately verify the income level of participants. In addition, despite federal requirements, DHS failed to crosscheck and address discrepancies in reported income levels with other government data for the Medical Assistance program, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance food-stamp program. In February, I received a memo from DHS Inspector General Jerry Kerber that cited just five cases of fraud and abuse that resulted in $2,762,197 dollars in overpayments from the government. These fraud and abuse investigations were the result of anti-fraud measures instituted by the Republican-led Legislature in 2012. If anything, we should be increasing funding to the departments that are tasked with finding and fighting fraud and abuse to help clean up these government programs. I believe these examples should be a wake-up call to Democrats in the Legislature. We don’t need to raise taxes to address our budget gap. We need to be examining our government programs from top to bottom, ensuring that we find every dollar of cost savings possible, and that our programs are free of waste, fraud, and abuse. I am concerned that these examples are just the tip of the iceberg. These are your tax dollars at work — I believe your government owes it to you to ensure that those dollars are being spent responsibly and efficiently. You deserve nothing less.
Letters to Editor Let Vikings go, there are lot more important needs
To the Editor: Do you need more money for teachers? Do you need your food shelf filled? Do you need more money for streets and roads? Does your library need more help and more programs? Does Glencoe need more police officers and fire fighters? Let the Vikings go, unless those millionaire players and owner want to build a new stadium themselves. We have the Panthers here in North Carolina, but, “ya’all” get real. Minnesota taxes are high enough, why would any of you want to say yes to this issue? Barbara Halloran Hickory, N.C.
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Gov. Mark Dayton rolled out a $750 million bonding bill proposal for state projects around the state. What do you think of his wish list? 1) Love it 2) Hate it 3) Like a larger bonding bill proposed 4) Like a smaller bonding bill proposed Results for most recent question: The DFL-controlled state Legislature is pushing for sweeping increases in educational funding — from preschool through post-secondary — this session. Do you agree it is needed? Yes — 51% No —42% Not sure — 7%
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Expected snowfall could pose problems in city
To the Editor: With the anticipated snowfall this week, things are going to get ugly. As the frost has been coming out of the ground, it has made everything real soft. The city will not be able to plow alleys this week. We are also going to be lifting our blades on the main thoroughfares due to manholes and water shutoffs that have moved and raised due to the frost. We also do not want to be peeling bituminous sections of the soft streets. We ask the public to please bear with us. We have reattached the wings to the plows and the blower to the tractor and will have the streets cleared. Snow parking restrictions are also no longer in effect as of April 1 and may result in windrows on the streets. Again, we ask the public to bear with us with this late snow event. Mark Larson City Administrator
Cheers for all who donated, participated in event
To the Editor: Cheers to everyone who donated to, participated in, attended and promoted the 15th Annual Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Basketball Jamboree April 6 in Glencoe. Thanks to you, the families of Sara Gomez, Mason Brink, Kailyn Wester, Levi Silfverston, McKenzie Fairbairn, Tianna Schilling, Tate Maurer, Philip Gonzales, and Luke Schumacher will receive financial help for ongoing medical needs. Tim Orth Foundation Committee
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Events planned for Book Week
The Glencoe Public Library is holding “Senior Surf,” adult computer classes, each Thursday in April from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the computer lab. These sessions teach the basics of computer and Internet usage. Call the Glencoe Library if interested or have questions, or to register for these computer classes. There is no charge for the Senior Surf sessions. ***** The Glencoe Public Library will be celebrating National Book Week 2013 April 15-20. Monday will be a teen program at 6 p.m. Teens, please bring imaginations and current book that you are reading for fun; snacks will be provided. Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m., Nathan Winter, from the McLeod County Extension office, will be speaking on “Garden Preparation and Care.” There is no reservation needed, and this informative workshop for adults having gardens will be held in the library activity room. Wednesday, April 17, is Family Game Night. Families are welcome to come to the library to play games and
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Library News
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enjoy the opportunity of quality family time. Games are provided. Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., is the Milestone Celebration for the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program in which participants receive certificates for their efforts in achieving the goal of hearing 1,000 books. Included in this evening will be a performance of “Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam.” Friday, April 19, is Family Movie Night. Children will watch “Wreck-it Ralph” rated PG, teens will watch “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” rated PG-13, and adults could watch “ARGO,” rated R. Saturday, April 20, is story time at 10 a.m. with a special craft. The Glencoe Library invites you to celebrate Nation-
al Book Week with us. Continue reading, and we hope to see you soon! As always, more information is on our website: www.glencoepublic library.webs.com. ***** Beginning May 1, Pioneerland Library System will be going green. This means patrons will be receiving notices only via e-mail. Please stop in the Glencoe Library to add and update your library card information, including your e-mail address. For those patrons who do not have an e-mail address, notices for hold requests will be called, notices for overdue items will not be contacted until the items are billed. Children will be using parents’ e-mail addresses. See a librarian for more information.
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7th-grade students of March
Seven Lincoln Junior High seventh-grade students were selected as the March students of the month recently. They include, front row, from left, Ethan Wraspir, geography; Shania Rose, English; and John Eiden, science. In the back are Mickalyn Frahm, band; Alyssa Ebert, family and consumer science; and Nicholas Lange, pre-algebra. Missing was Timothy Lowden, art.
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April 15-19 Millie Beneke Manor Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Swiss steak, baked potato, corn, bread, margarine, pineapple, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, cranberry garnish, bread, margarine, strawberry shortcake, lowfat milk. Wednesday — Meatloaf with catsup, whole parslied potatoes, country-blend vegetables, bread, margarine, pears, low-fat milk. Thursday — Pork chop, mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, margarine, lemon angel food cake, low-fat milk. Friday — Mandarin chicken salad, fresh fruit, marinated tomatoes, margarine, muffin, 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). Tuesday — Pancake on a stick with syrup or Cheerios and applecinnamon muffin, petite banana, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Egg and cheese omelet or reduced-sugar Coco Puffs cereal and string cheese, diced peaches, 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/senior high). Friday — Pancakes with syrup or reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, yogurt, diced pears, low-fat milk (french toast sticks with syrup at junior/senior high). Helen Baker/Lakeside Lunch Monday — Hamburger on a whole-grain bun, deli combo sub, oven-baked beans, baby carrots with dressing, apple wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Chicken nuggets, fun lunch, mashed potatoes with gravy, cucumber slices with dressing, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Italian dunkers with sauce, chef salad with cheese, egg and croutons, bread stick, seasoned green beans, cauliflower florets with dressing, kiwi wedges, chilled peaches. Thursday — Diced barbecued chicken on a whole-grain bun, ham and cheese on a whole-grain bun, oven-baked fries, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes, orange wedges, chilled pears. Friday — Tony’s pepperoni pizza, turkey and cheese on whole-grain bread, caesar romaine side salad with dressing, apple wedges, chilled mixed fruit. High School Lunch Monday — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, dinner roll, seasoned corn, confetti coleslaw, celery sticks with dressing, apple, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Mexican bar with chicken or beef quesadilla or Mexican beef lasagna, brown rice, refried beans, southwest pinto beans, sweet-corn salad, baby carrots with dressing, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Barbecued pork riblet on a whole-grain bun, seasoned green beans, oven-baked fries, broccoli salad with raisins, red-pepper strips with dressing, kiwi wedges, chilled peaches. Thursday — Oven-baked chicken, whole-grain dinner roll, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned carrots, apple crisp, kidney bean salad, broccoli with dressing, orange, chilled pears. Friday — Pasta bar with chicken alfredo or Italian spaghetti with meat sauce, bread stick, steamed green beans, caesar romaine salad, baby carrots with dressing, apple, chilled mixed fruit. First Lutheran School Lunch Monday — Mini corn dogs, carrots, bread, mixed fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken pot pie, fresh vegetables, peaches, bread, milk. Wednesday — Chili, pineapple, garlic bread, milk. Thursday — Hot ham and cheese sandwich, tator tots, mandarin oranges, milk. Friday — Grilled chicken on a bun, mashed sweet potatoes, applesauce, milk. St. Pius X Lunch Monday — Chicken patty on a bun, pears, baked beans, carrots with dip, milk. Tuesday — Hamburger on a bun, pineapple, peas, lettuce salad, milk. Wednesday — Shredded pork on a bun, mandarin oranges, corn, vegetables with dip, milk. Thursday — Pancakes, sauage patty, applesauce, green beans, broccoli with dip, milk. Friday — Italian dunkers, marinara sauce, banana, corn, lettuce salad, milk. Chronicle photo by Brenda Fogarty
8th-grade students of the month
Lincoln Junior High honored the following eighth-grade students as its March students of the month. They include, front row, from left, Michael Meyer, history; Catherine Holtz, English; Ashley Bandemer, band; and Miranda Grack, algebra. In the back are Kyle Wanous, choir; Brandon Potter, health; David Pineda, family and consumer science; and Jenaya Posusta, art.
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Corrections & Clarifications
In last week’s article submitted by the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society, an error was made. It should have read that the “Society has been working on refurbishing the (Historic) room for the last two years. We have completed the venting system, the floor, the walls and the ceiling. There is still some electrical work to be done.” Last week’s article indicated all that still needed to be done. ***** In the March 27 issue, a list of Glencoe VFW Post 5102’s donation for 2012 was published. It also should have
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Brownton City Council calls for final plans for natural gas, sets bid dates
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Brownton City Council has set a couple of special meetings to move its municipal natural gas utility project along. At its April 2 regular meeting, the City Council set a special meeting for April 16 to approve the final plans and specifications, and another for May 21 to award the bids. At its April 2 meeting, John Rodeberg of SEH, Inc., told the City Council that construction of the new natural gas system should begin in mid June and, hopefully, be completed by mid November. Rodeberg also had the City Council review a form that will be sent to citizens asking them to indicate if they plan to use the service or not. Those who hook up to the utility before July 2014 will have the $800 hook-up fee waived, although they will still have to pay for any work done inside their homes. However, the city will ask residents to indicate by July 1 of this year if they intend to utilize natural gas, even if they don’t begin the service immediately, in order to plan for the construction. Rodeberg said that because of the overwhelming vote to establish a municipal natural gas utility, he is concerned that more residents may sign up than the city had originally planned for, which will increase the cost of the project, perhaps to the point where the cost will exceed the $1.9 million general obligation bond voters approved to finance the project, Rodeberg added. Rodeberg said he was afraid the city may have to limit the number of people who can sign up for free because of the cost. “It’s a good problem to have,” said David Drown of David Drown Associates, the city’s financial consultant. “We will figure it out.” Drown assured the City Council that it could find ways to pay the cost without making some customers pay the connection fee while others may get it waived. One possibility, commented Council Member Chuck Warner, is to “borrow” money from the city’s electric utility and repay it with revenue from the natural gas utility. In related business, Rodeberg said a letter had been received by a farmer stipulating that the city couldn’t sell natural gas to the Brownton Coop Ag Center without the permission of farmers who granted easements for a natural gas service to United Grain Systems (UGS), which has a terminal just northwest of Brownton. However, said Rodeberg, legal counsel had determined that “there is no case for that” assertion. Rodeberg said the city isn’t buying its gas from UGS, but from Hutchinson Utilities, and that the referenced line is being used to transport the natural gas. In addition, United Natural Gas, LLC, which is the utility arm of UGS and its parent company, United Farmers Cooperative (UFC), issued a letter supporting the city’s legal stance. According to the easement, United Natural Gas and the farmers with easements have to mutually agree to add any parties that wish to purchase gas for drying grain. However, legal counsel for both United Natural Gas and the city contend the city isn’t buying gas from United Natural Gas, nor is it buying it to dry grain. In other business April 2, the City Council briefly discussed a letter from attorney Scott Nokes, representing a handful of residents, asking the city to reconsider its offer of 75 percent of the fair market value based on the 2012 assessed valuation to buy homes located in the floodprone northwest quadrant of the city. Nokes said the residents are having a difficult time with the offer because “they either owe more than is being offered, would have nothing left for a down payment on a substitute home, or both.” Nokes suggested that the city have each property appraised by an independent appraiser, and increase its offer to 95 percent of whatever that value would be. However, the City Council indicated that it doesn’t care to bear the cost of appraisals, nor does it feel that it has the money on hand to increase its offer. The City Council took no action on Nokes’ letter. In other business, the City Council also approved the purchase of a new pump for one of its lift stations. It also agreed to send Deputy Clerk Ella Kruse to a city clerk’s institute.
History
From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
April 11, 1913 O.C. Conrad, Editor Considerable talk has been going the rounds for the past few weeks in regard to the organization of a village fire department. In order to get the sentiments of the citizens, a petition was circulated which received a hearty endorsement. At a meeting last Friday, the following committee was appointed to draft a constitution and bylaws: W.H. Alden, O.G. Zimmerman and H. Peters. They will report at the next meeting. One of the most interesting and spirited school elections ever held in the history of Brownton was pulled off at the school house Saturday evening. One hundred ninety-seven votes were cast, with 105 in favor of issuing $25,000 in bonds for a new high school building and 91 against, with one bad ballot, this giving the favorable vote a margin of 14 votes. School District No. 32, south of town, held a special election last Saturday for the purpose of voting on bonds in the amount of $2,800 to be used for the construction of a new school building, which passed 23-3. The new building will be erected on the Louis Wilhelm farm, and we understand will be within a very few feet of the center of the district. Immediately following the worship service at the large church in Penn Township last Sunday forenoon, the Rev. George Diemer performed a ceremony that united in marriage two young people, Miss Martha Gaulke, to Mr. Herman Frauendienst. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Gaulke, and the groom is a properous young farmer of Penn Township. prise birthday party in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. A ground-breaking ceremony was held at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Penn Township, on Palm Sunday, for the church’s new 34-foot-by-56-foot educational building to be located just north of the church. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Peterson announce the birth of a daughter, Pamela Jo, on April 4.
Stewart sets public hearing on possible Hall Street project
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Stewart City Council will have a public hearing May 13 on possible improvements on Hall Street from Herbert Street west to the old school, then north to Main Street. The improvements had originally been slated as an alternate project of the city’s Main Street/Prior Street improvement project, but was tabled when the city learned that it had not received a Local Road Improvement Project (LRIP) grant for that portion. However, the city did receive an unexpected “loan forgiveness” grant in the amount of $700,000 on the 2012-2013 project, which Mayor Jason Peirce said would help cover the major portion of the costs of the proposed Hall Street project. The project calls for the narrowing of Hall between Herbert and the school to 42 feet from 46 feet, 9 inches, and to 42 feet from 51 feet, 7 inches, in front of the former school building. Council Member Jim Eitel, who lives along the proposed improvement route on Hall Street, recused himself from the City Council and spoke from the audience, expressing concern about reducing the width of the street. Eitel said there is heavy semi traffic on the road for both Form-A-Feed and Food For Kids. Semis often park on the street, well away from the curb, while the drivers put tarps over their loads, Eitel said, creating a narrow stream of traffic. However, both Peirce and Maintenance Supervisor Matt Maiers said that 42 feet is the same width as Main Street, which is a designated truck route in the city. Eitel asked that the City Council get feedback from residents on Hall Street before proceeding with plans to narrow the street. Peirce said that would be the purpose of the hearing, to explain plans to the residents and get their comments. The City Council set the hearing as part of its May 13 regular meeting. In other business Monday night, the City Council: • Discussed a resident’s request to place a stop or yield sign at the intersection of Martha and Bowman streets because of truck traffic. A lengthy debate on whether a yield or stop sign would be most effective. Neither would be effective, Eitel said, unless there was enforcement. “It won’t do any good unless there is someone to enforce it,” said Eitel. The City Council also noted that Form-A-Feed intends to raze a house at the intersection, which should improve visibility. The Council decided to wait until the house is razed and see if the situation improves. • Discussed whether it should amend its ordinance banning non-domestic animals in the city to allow residents to raise chickens. Council Member Kevin Klucas suggested having the planning and zoning commission consider the issue and make a recommendation to the City Council. • Discussed the deterioration of the brick and stone sign in front of the community center. Maiers said he is checking into repair costs and will report back to the Council. • Agreed to allow the fire department to apply for a grant from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to help fund new gear. • Agreed to ask the city attorney to amend its ordinance regarding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to allow travel after dusk provided the vehicles are properly lighted and taking direct routes to their destinations. Klucas said that stipulation would be the same as that required of snowmobile traffic in the city limits.
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April 7, 1938 Percy L. Hakes, Editor A wedding of local interest took place at the Congregational Church parsonage in Hutchinson Monday afternoon when Miss Cathren Stites, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stites, became the bride of Mr. Edward Karg of Hutchinson. The young couple will be home to their many friends on the groom’s farm northeast of Hutchinson after April 6. Melvin Blum, accompanied by several other boys and girls, met with a car mishap while returning to their homes Tuesday evening after attending a 4-H meeting at the city hall. They were driving down the pavement when the car skidded near the Alden home and hit the curb, turning it over on one side. None of the occupants in the car received so much as a scratch.
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April 7, 1993 Lori Copler, Editor Lynn Friedrichs, a junior at McLeod West High School and the daughter of Jim and Jane Friedrichs of Stewart, appeared in a television ad for Pontiac Grand Am cars. Friedrichs was tapped for the commercial when she visited an auto show at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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April 16, 2003 Lori Copler, Editor A string of fires Thursday through Sunday prompted a call for a countywide burning ban. Retired farmer Frank Jerabek, 87, perished in a fire northwest of Hutchinson on Thursday. The Brownton and New Auburn departments battled a shed fire at the Jerome Karg residence Friday; Stewart, Plato, Silver Lake and Hutchinson all responded to grass fires Friday; more were reported Saturday; and six fire calls were on Sunday.
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April 11, 1963 Charles H. Warner, Editor Saturday evening, a group of relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Karg honored them with a sur-
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100 Years Ago
April 11, 1913 A.F. Avery, Editor Two of Stewart High School’s distinguished themselves in the week’s short course at the University Farm School last week. Erbin Piehl placed third in a class of 125 boys both in the correct placing of the animals and in the reasons for placing. Kathryn Smith placed third among about 400 contestants in the free-for-all spelling bee. A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Beaudry this morning, but the little one lived only a short time. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery tomorrow. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their affliction. its annual election of officers with the following chosen to lead the club for the coming year: Mrs. G.A. Lippert, president; Mrs. R.J. Chisholm, vice president; Mrs. Harry Koeppen, secretary; and Mrs. L.E. Nelson, treasurer. Plans are under way to make a state fish hatchery from the creamery building at Lake Stella, northwest of Hutchinson. The building is not being used as a creamery at this time and its location between lakes Stella and Manuella would make it a fine location for the rearing of small fish. replaces Ardis Hoverstein, who was named secretary-treasurer to succeed Joe Schmidt, who resigned from that office. Harvey Klammer remains as vice president of the association. Confirmation services were held at both St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Fernando, and the Stewart Methodist Church on Palm Sunday. Confirmands at St. Matthew’s were Arlette Just, Richard Bents, Ronald Boelter and Henry Brede. Confirmands at the Methodist Church were Richard Larson and Terry Chatfield.
Bloodmobile set Thursday in Brownton
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will have a drive Thursday, April 11, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Brownton Community Center. How to donate blood? Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
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April 8, 1938 Harry Koeppen, Editor “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” will be presented by the Stewart High School senior class on Tuesday, April 26. Stanley Richards has been given the lead of Tom Sawyer, while Eunice Olney has been cast as Becky Thatcher. Other leading parts are held by Ruth McKee as Aunt Polly and Tom Koeppen as Huck Finn. The Stewart Study Club had
April 11, 1963 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Mr. William Sunde, operator of the Red Owl food store in Stewart, attended the 1963 Red Owl Food Show in Minneapolis. Stewart firemen answered a call to the Leonard Klammer farm, four miles southwest of Stewart, Saturday at about 11:30 p.m. A grass fire threatened vacant buildings on the farm. The alarm was turned in by Lester Grams, whose farm adjoins the Klammer farm. Mr. Stan Maiers was elected president of the Stewart Trucking Association at its annual meeting last Friday evening. He
April 13, 1978 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor American Legion Post 125 of Stewart has selected Joe Kalenberg to go to Boys State this year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kalenberg Sr. Other candidates were Randy Korson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Korson, is an alternate, and Jerry Schaufler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schaufler. The Stewart Trucking Association had its organizational meeting Wednesday, April 5, and elected the following officers: Myrle Wagner, president; Alfred Schaufler, vice president; and James Steinbach, secretary-treasurer.
Brownton seniors met twice recently
Twenty Brownton senior citizens met Monday, April 1, at the community center. Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners: 500, Jerome Ewert, first, and Della Schultz, second; pinochle, Ruby Streich, first, and Ordella Schmidt, second; and sheephead, Lowell Brelje, first, and Elva Wendlandt, second. Deloris Rennecke won the door prize. Harriet Bergs and Eleanora Lamp served refreshments. Twenty-four seniors gathered Monday, April 8. Winners at cards were: 500, Norma Albrecht, first, and Carol Brelje, second; pinochole, Elaine Dahlke, first, and John Huebert, second; and sheephead, Pearl Streu, first, and Elmer Maass, second. Gladys Rickert won the door prize. Melvin and Elaine Dahlke served refreshments. The next meeting will be Monday, April 15, at 1 p.m. All area seniors are welcome.
Stewart Legion, Auxiliary to meet April 15
The Stewart American Legion and Auxiliary will meet Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m., at their usual places. It is Children and Youth Month. Marjorie Ehlert will be the speaker. The nomination committee also is to be chosen, and the installation of new members will take place. Hostesses are Joyce Markgraf and Virgene Roepke.
Thurs., April 11 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info. Mon., April 15 — Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30 p.m.; Brownton Senior Citizens Club, Brownton Community Center, 1 p.m.; Brownton Lions, Stewart American Legion Post 125 & Auxiliary, 7 p.m.; Brownton Lions area sandbox fill, 4:30-6:30 p.m., call 320-328-5222 or 328-4085 for more info. Tues., April 16 — Narcotics Anonymous, Brownton Community Center, 7 p.m.; Brownton Legion Thurs., April 18 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.; Stewart Lions; Lake Marion Improvement Association, Brownton Rod & Gun Club, 6:30 pm.
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Polka worship/German dinner set April 14 at St. Paul’s, Stewart
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart will host a polka worship service followed by a German dinner on Sunday, April 14. The 10 a.m. worship service will feature the Wendinger Band. The German dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features German potato salad, brats and meatballs, glazed carrots, German sauerkraut, bread, bars and refreshments. A free-will donation will be accepted. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to replace windows and two exterior doors to the church, and supplemental funding will be provided by Thrivent Chapter 30090.
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Kaczmarek — Smith
Megan Kaczmarek and Cody Smith, both of Portsmouth, Va., announce their engagement and plans to marry June 21 at Virginia Beach, Va. Parents of the couple are Frank and Lori Kaczmarek of Silver Lake and David and Janel Smith of Surgoinsville, Tenn. Kaczmarek is a 2006 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. She is a registered nurse at the U.S. Navy Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth. Smith is a 2004 graduate of Lakeland High School in Suffolk, Va. He is a radar operation for Systems Application
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Aul, both of Minneapolis, announce their engagement and plans to marry June 1. Parents of the couple are Jody Jukich of Hibbing and David and Joyce Aul of Glencoe. Jukich is a graduate of Apple Valley High School and the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She is a registered nurse in St. Louis Park. Aul is a Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and Gustavus Adolphus graduate. He is a trader for Citi Bank.
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CRAYO sets spring concert for April 21
The Crow River Area Youth Orchestra (CRAYO) will have its spring concert Sunday, April 21, at 4 p.m., in the Hutchinson High School Auditorium. Both the Varsity Strings and the Symphonic Orchestra will perform. A special feature will be performances by CRAYO seniors — a flute solo, a trumpet solo and a string quartet piece. Also, there will be a silent auction at the end of the concert to raise funds for the orchestras. The Symphony Orchestra is directed by Michael Zellgert and the Varsity Strings is directed by Rhonda Johnson, both of St. Cloud. Members come from a 60mile radius, including the communities of Brownton, Buffalo Lake, Cokato, Dassel, Darwin, Glencoe, Hector, Hutchinson, Jordan, Kimball, Litchfield, Olivia, Plato, Silver Lake, St. Cloud, St. Joseph, Stewart and the Twin Cities. For more information, contact 320-296-5704 or visit www.crayo.org.
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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., April 10 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m Fri., April 12 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., April 14 — Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:20 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., April 16 — Men’s Bible study, 6 a.m. Wed., April 17 — 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., April 10 — Men’s breakfast, Bible study, 8 a.m.; televised worship service on Channel 10, 2 p.m.; bell choir, 5:30 p.m.; senior choir, 6:30 p.m.; mentor roundup, 6:30 p.m.; confirmation after roundup; choir, 6:30 p.m.; church council, 7 p.m. Thurs., April 11 — Rachel Circle at Jeanne Pagel’s, 9 a.m.; pastor at gathering at Gustavus. Fri., April 12 — Pastor at Gustavus. Sun., April 14 —Worship with communion, 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; Sunday school and adult education, 9:30 a.m.; Taylor Foss baptism at 8:15 a.m. service; dedication of new addition, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., service with refreshments and open house. Mon, April 15 — Televised worship service, 3 p.m. Tues., April 16 — Ladies fellowship, Gert & Erma’s, 10 a.m.; Minnesota Valley Conference gathering at Grace Lutheran, Brownton. Wed., April 17 — Men’s breakfast, Bible study, 8 a.m.; televised worship service on Channel 10, 2 p.m.; bells, 5:30 p.m,; confirmation, 6:30 p.m.; choir, 6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., April 14 — Worship with confirmation at Peace, 10 a.m.; confirmation, 9:15 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., April 10 — School twohour late start; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; grades K-6 RE classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; grades 7-11 RE classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; senior RE class at St. Pius X, 7 p.m. Thurs., April 11 — Mass at GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; area worship meeting, Holy Family, 7 p.m. Fri., April 12 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sat., April 13 — Youth groups at Holy Family and St. Pius X bake sale preparation at St. Pius X, 8:30 a.m.; mothers group rosary, 9 a.m.; mothers group meeting, parish library, 9:30 a.m.; Perez 25th anniversary Mass, 2 p.m.; youth group bake sale before and after Mass; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Youth bake sale before and after Mass; Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; religious education for children and adults, 12:45 p.m.; Guadalupe committee meeting, 12:45 p.m.; baptism, 2 p.m.; first communion interviews, 3 p.m. Mon., April 15 — No Mass; liturgical minister scheduling begins; mission club card party, 1:30 p.m.; KC scholarship applications due. Tues., April 16 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; junior choir practice, 2:50 a.m.; Spanish adult catechesis, 7 p.m.; KC meeting, 7:30 p.m. Wed., April 17 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; grades K-6 RE classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; grades 711 RE classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; senior RE class at St. Pius X, 7 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., Pastor E-mail: congoucc@gmail.com Wed., April 10 — Women’s fellowship executive board, 5:30 p.m.; choir, 6:30 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Worship with bells, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Tues., April 16 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Wed., April 17 — Circles meet; choir, 6:30 p.m. FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 925 13th St. E., Glencoe Daniel Welch, Senior Pastor Ronald L. Mathison, Associate Pastor 320-864-5522 www.firstglencoe.org E-mail: office@firstglencoe.org Wed., April 10 — Public school confirmation, 3:30 p.m.; Christ Chimes, 4 p.m.; Gospel Ringers, 6 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m. Thurs., April 11 — Grand Meadows chapel, 1:15 p.m.; Concordia (Seward, Neb.) A Capella Choir, 7 p.m.; cemetery board, 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 12 — Youth lock-in, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m., Saturday. Sun., April 14 — Worship, 8 a.m.; fellowship time, 9 a.m.; Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.; contemporary worship with communion, 10:30 a.m. Tues., April 16 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Wed., April 17 — Public school confirmation, 3:30 p.m.; Christ Chimes, 4 p.m.; Gospel Ringers, 6 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m.; “Time With Me” club, 6:30 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., April 10 — Kids Praise, 3:15 p.m.; REVEAL, 5:30 p.m.; council Bible study, 7 p.m.; council, 7 p.m. Thurs., April 11 — Circuit pastors at Good Shepherd, 8:30 a.m.; Concordia Choir meal, 5:30 p.m.; Concordia Choir concert at First Lutheran, 7 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Choir, 7:45 a.m.; worship, 9 a.m.; Kingdom Quest/FUEL/adult Bible study, 10:15 a.m.; NYG meeting, 6 p.m.; LIVE, 7 p.m. Mon., April 15 — First Bible, 7 p.m. Tues., April 16 — GSLC Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; First Bible, 9:30 a.m. Wed., April 17 — GYM Bible stuidy at high school, 7:30 a.m.; Kids Praise, 3:15 p.m.; REVEAL, 5:30 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Wed., April 10 — Grades 5-6 catechism, 3:45 p.m.; grades 7-8 catechism, 4:45 p.m.; chimes, 6:30 p.m.; choir, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., April 11 — MLC Ladies Auxiliary, 11:15 a.m.; Bible study at Grand Meadows, 2 p.m.; Wish List team meeting, 7 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; mission work presentation, 10:15 a.m.; game/card fun, 2 p.m. Tues., April 16 — Jesus Cares planning meeting, 6 p.m.; Table Talk, 7 p.m. Wed., April 17 — Grades 5-6 catechism, 3:45 p.m.; grades 7-8 catechism, 4:45 p.m.; chimes, 6:30 p.m.; choir, 7:30 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: Pastor@GraceBrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Wed., April 10 — Confirmation class, 4 p.m.; choir practice, 6:30 p.m.; council meeting, 7 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Worship, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m. Tues., April 16 — Pastors’ conference meeting, 9 a.m. Wed., April 17 — Confirmation class, 4 p.m.; choir, 7 p.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Wed., April 10 — Pastor’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; confirmation, 4 p.m.; chapel worship with communion, 6:30 p.m.; board of deacons, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., April 11 — No morning office hours for pastor; Parkview Bible study, 1:30 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Worship, 9 a.m.; pastor’s Bible study, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; Channel 8 video. Tues., April 16 — L.W.M.L. spring convention at St. Paul’s, Lester Prairie. Wed., April 17 — Bible study, 9 a.m.; confirmation, 4 p.m.; chapel worship with communion, 6:30 p.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN 300 Croyden St. Wed., April 10 — Eighth-grade confirmation, 5:30 p.m.; church council, 7 p.m. Sat., April 13 — Esther Circle at Elvera Trettin home, 9 a.m.; worship, 7 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; polka worship, 10 a.m.; German dinner. Tues., April 16 — Pastors’ conference meeting at Grace Lutheran, Brownton, 9 a.m. Wed., April 17 — Eighth-grade confirmation, 5:30 p.m.; first communion class, 7 p.m. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., April 10 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., April 11 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., April 13 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, pastor 612-644-0628 (cell) 320-587-5104 (church) E-mail:rlt721@hotmail.com Sun., April 14 — Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., April 10 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com Wed., April 10 — Youth choir, 5 p.m.; midweek, 6 p.m. Thurs., April 11 — Bible study, 8:45 a.m.; bulletin deadline. Sun., April 14 — “Time of Grace” on TV Channel 9, 6:30 a.m.; worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10:10 a.m. Tues., April 16 — No prayer meeting. Wed., April 17 — Youth choir, 5 p.m.; midweek, 6 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Bill Baldwin, Pastor www.platochurch.com Wed., April 10 — Men’s coffee, 9 a.m.; confirmation class, 5 p.m.; adult choir, 6 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Worship, 10 a.m. Wed., April 17 — Men’s coffee, 9 a.m.; confirmation class, 5 p.m.; adult choir, 6 p.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Wed., April 10 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Worship, 9 a.m.; fellowship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.. Wed., April 17 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5 p.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., April 10 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., April 13 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., April 14 — “First Light” broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship and refreshments, 9 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centerpoint Archery, 11:45 a.m.; Outdoor Club “How to Tie Flies,” 2 p.m. Wed., April 17 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 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., April 10 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Handbell practice, 8:45 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m., with fellowship to follow; deacons meeting after church. Wed., April 17 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., April 10 — See bulletin for Mass schedule; grades one through six religious education classes, 5:30 p.m.; grades seven through 11 religious education classes, 7:15 p.m.; senior religious education at St. Pius X, 7 p.m. Thurs., April 11 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; Area Worship at Holy Family, 7 p.m. Fri., April 12 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sat., April 13 — Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wed., April 17 — Grades one through six religious education classes, 5:30 p.m.; grades seven through 11 religious education classes, 7:15 p.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., April 14 — Worship with confirmation at Peace, 10 a.m.; confirmation, 9:15 a.m. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Wed., April 10 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., April 14 — 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., April 14 — 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., April 14 — 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., April 10 — Release time for grades 2-5, AWANA, 6:30 p.m.; middle school youth, 6:30 p.m.; senior high youth, 7:30 p.m.; free parenting workshop, 6:35 p.m. Thurs., April 11 — Senior high free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team, 6 p.m. Sat., April 13 — Women’s Luce Line spring pickup at Oddfellow’s Park, 1 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; adult growth group, 10:30 a.m.; Couples Connect, 4 p.m. Mon., April 15 — Women’s discipleship, 6:30 p.m.; men’s growth group, 7 p.m. Tues., April 16 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m. Wed., April 17 — Release time for grades 2-5, AWANA, 6:30 p.m.; middle school youth, 6:30 p.m.; senior high youth, 7:30 p.m.
Obituaries Ervin Herman Muchow, 90, of Dassel
Memorial services for Ervin Herman Muchow, 90, of Dassel and formerly of Brownton, were held Saturday, April 6, at JohnsonMcBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. The Rev. Gerhard Bode officiated. Mr. Muchow died Wednesday, April 3, Ervin Muchow 2013, at Lakeside Assisted Living in Dassel. The organist was Paul Otte, and the congregational hymns were “Softly and Tenderly” and “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.” Interment will be at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery in Brownton. Mr. Muchow was born Feb. 26, 1923, on a farm in Lynn Township, near Hutchinson, to Herman and Helena (Gehrke) Muchow. His mother passed away in 1925, when he was only 3 years old. Mr. Muchow was baptized as an infant on March 18, 1923, by the Rev. Kowalske at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township, Brownton, and was confirmed into his faith as a youth in April 1936, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hillpoint, Wis. On Oct. 6, 1946, Mr. Muchow was united in marriage to Clara Abraham by the Rev. Fred Lehne at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando. They made their home on the Abraham family farm, located southeast of Stewart, for four years. Later, they farmed southwest of Brownton from 1950 to 1977, prior to moving to Glencoe in August 1993. Mr. Muchow then lived in Buffalo Lake, before recently moving to Lakeside Assisted Living in Dassel. The Muchows shared over 52 years of marriage, until Mrs. Muchow died on Dec. 24, 1998. Mr. Muchow was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson until Jan. 2, 1996, when he became a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. On July 14, 2003, he became a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Mr. Muchow enjoyed fishing and traveling throughout the United States with his wife. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends. Survivors include his nephew, Eugene Pfeil and his friend, Cinda Walker, of Baraboo, Wis.; and special friend, Betty Quast of Hutchinson. Preceding him in death were his parents, Herman and Helena Muchow; and wife, Clara Muchow. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
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Rev. R. Allan Reed Immanuel Lutheran Church, Brownton ife is full of tall tales. We begin hearing and telling them at a very early age. Dad used L to tell me that he would walk five miles to school through two feet of snow. Here in Minnesota that might not sound so strange, but in southwest Missouri, where my dad grew up, it might not be as believable. How about the fish that got away? It seems that the fish gets bigger as time passes. Call them what you will—tall tales, embellished stories, or outright lies—we have heard them and we have shared them. Some consider the resurrection of Jesus a tall tale. For some, time has embellished the story and for others it is just an outright lie. It seems too hard to believe that someone gets up after dying and lives. On our own, to believe such a story as the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is impossible. Only the work of the Holy Spirit can create faith that will trust the words and promises of God in Christ Jesus. There is no evidence to prove the resurrection, let alone to prove that somehow it was done for us. That is precisely what has happened, though. The risen Christ is now distributing His life, given for us, to us in Word and Sacrament. The world, the devil, and our own sinful flesh would say that this is even a taller tale. But faith, created in the Christian heart, understands the story differently. In Christ, we see the love of God at work from the beginning, whether we are walking through two feet of snow, or traveling through this wilderness called the valley of the shadow of death. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! He brings life to our world! … And this is no tall tale.
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Work site wellness conference set May 1
Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services and the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) will host a free work site wellness conference Wednesday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Victorian Inn in Hutchinson. “Learn more about how work site wellness initiatives can help create a healthier, more productive workforce at your work site,” said Kerry Ward, SHIP coordinator. “Whether you are new to work site wellness or a longstanding leader, this conference will provide you with new skills and tools to enhance wellness initiatives in your work site,” Ward said. “This unique opportunity is being sponsored by SHIP through Meeker, McLeod and Sibley counties and is being made available to you for absolutely no cost,” Ward added. Participants can choose from multiple sessions to learn best practices for implementing wellness initiatives in one’s workplace from the area’s leading experts. These sessions will focus on many aspects of work site wellness, including healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco and stress relief. While there is no cost, preregistration is required. To view the complete agenda for the day or to register, visit www.mmshealthycommuni ties.org or contact Ward at 320-864-1512.
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3rd-grade Lakeside Panther Paws
The third-grade Panther Paw recipients were announced at the monthly Lakeside Elementary all-school meeting held March 28. The students include, from left to right, in the front, Paige Drew, Daniel Schultz, Zach Meyer, Magdalena Villanueva, and Malayna Graf. In the back are Tison Werner, Andrew Kettner, Mitchel Jaskowiak, Brent Lipke, and Bailey Springer.
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Glencoe concert group announces ’13-14 lineup
The Glencoe Area Performing Artists Concert Series is kicking off its 2013-14 membership drive at this season’s final concert on April 12. Friday’s finale features Cahal Dunne, a songwriter, pianist, comedian and one of Ireland’s best vocalists, who will perform at 7 p.m. in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School auditorium. The Glencoe concerts planned for next season include the Abrams Brothers, a mix of bluegrass with country and rock; Opus 2, a violin and piano duo; and Gregg Edelman, a Tony Awardnominated Broadway singer/actor with piano. Because the Glencoe and Hutchinson associations have reciprocity, members also can attend the Hutchinson Concert Association concerts when it offers Goldwing Express, featuring Native American and gospel/bluegrass; New Century Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble with a varied program; and Mark Bailey, a folk singer from the Lamplighters. Members can attend all six concerts with the purchase of an adult, student or family ticket for the 2013-14 season. “Each association has its own board and budget, so continue to buy your tickets in Glencoe to support the concerts in Glencoe,” said contact persons Sue McBride and Anne Rudy. “The support of the Glencoe Area Concert Association since 1974 emphasizes the desire and need for such an organization to provide top quality entertainment for our community,” said McBride and Rudy. For more information, McBride can be reached at 320-864-3876 and Rudy can be reached at 320-864-7633.
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4th-grade Panther Paw students
Lakeside Elementary held its monthly allschool meeting March 28 in the gynmnasium at Lakeside. Panther Paw awards were announced for each grade, and for the fourth-grade class, recipients included, from left to right, in the front, Nailea Ramirez, Chloe Popelka, Devon Petersen, Bella Hussong, and Sandra Maganda. In the back are Connor Bakken, Lucas Follestad, Jacob Stifter, Zach Voelz, and Norique Stuewe.
Bloodmobile plans stops in Glencoe, Plato
The American Red Cross has scheduled two area bloodmobiles for April 23 and April 24 in Plato and Glencoe, respectively. The Tuesday, April 23, bloodmobile will be held at Crossroads West Church in Plato from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. To make an appointment for the Plato blood drive, call Ken or Myra Franke at 320238-2370. The Glencoe bloodmobile will be at the Glencoe City Center on Wednesday, April 24, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sounds like multiplication? It’s newspaper talk for a one column by two inch ad. Too small to be effective? You’re reading this one! Put your 1x2 in the Chronicle or Advertiser today. 320-864-5518
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5th-grade Panther Paws
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County Board agrees to hire consultant for long-range planning
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board of Commissioners, at its April 2 meeting, agreed to spend about $2,000 for a consultant to help it with its long-range planning. The contract will be for about one day’s worth of service, which Board Chairman Paul Wright hopes will provide the board with a “road map” for accomplishing long-range goals. Commissioner Jon Christensen asked if the planning could be done with in-house professionals rather than contracting outside the county. Christensen said that he is concerned that a consultant might put together a costly long-range plan for the county. “It’s easy when you’re spending someone else’s money,” said Christensen. County Administrator Pat Melvin said the County Board had conducted nearly a year’s worth of workshops with its department heads and other officials, and had identified several goals. However, Melvin said, “we have all these things just floating out there” with no clear direction on how to get them accomplished. Wright agreed, saying that the only solid thing that came out of the workshops was a decision to build a new highway shop for the Silver Lake-Lester Prairie area. But Wright also said that he doesn’t want a team-building program from the consultant. “That’s not what I want from this,” Wright said. “We need to make a road map here on how to accomplish our long-range goals.” In other business April 2, the County Board: • Agreed to begin the process of redetermining benefits for the County Ditch 20/County Ditch 22 system near Hutchinson, in Acoma and Hutchinson townships. • Agreed to suggested changes for the county water plan that were made by the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), and to submit it to BWSR for final review. The County Board and the county’s water committee also will include a letter emphasizing that the improvements outlined in the plan aren’t set in stone, but will be considered as resources are available.
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Jazz concert
The Glencoe-Silver Lake Music Department hosted a Spring Jazz Concert Friday night in the commons area of the high school. Beside the GSL Jazz Band, special guests included members of the Bethany Lutheran College Jazz Band of Mankato. Above, GSL Jazz Band members include, front, from left, Ethan Bass and Taylor Breidenbach. Second row, Patrick Fehrenbach and Lindsay Wedin. In the back are Maddie Kuehn, Layne Herrmann and Jacob Fehrenbach. At left is guitarist Chad Thompson. Many of the band members also performed solos. Both bands performed separately and then joined for the finale, “Gospel John.” The GSL FFA chapter also held a pork chop dinner in conjunction with the concert, and attendance was nearly double from last year, according to GSL music director Peter Gepson.
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A burglary was reported to police at 4:14 p.m., Tuesday, at a residence on 12th Street. Police received a complaint of two dogs on 10th Street that nearly bit a mailman on Wednesday morning. Police also addressed three complaints over noncompliance with the city’s inflow and infiltration (I&I) ordinance at residences on 14th Street, Elliott Avenue and 15th Street. Also on Wednesday, a reported theft occurred the previous day at a residence on 13th Street. The resident reported the passenger side mirror was stolen from his vehicle. On Thursday, police received several reports of vehicles being broken into and gone through. One was on Knight Avenue, a second on 13th Street and a third on Ives Avenue. Some cigarette packs were missing on the last reported break-in. Four tires were reported slashed on a vehicle parked on Chandler Avenue Saturday morning. Two thefts were reported Monday. The first was reported at 8:51 a.m. from a residence on Ford Avenue. Stolen from a vehicle was an X-plode CD player valued at $700. The other theft was reported at 1:48 p.m., also at a residence on Ford Avenue. Sometime over the past two weeks, someone had stolen about $700 in tools from a garage.
Lorie Line to perform May 9
Lorie Line & Her Fab 5 will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, in the Glencoe City Center’s Performing Arts Center. Line opens her Intimate Series tour May 9 and plans to travel to 25 cities this spring and summer. This is her 24th year of touring, and she will be playing all new music from a new album, “Come Together,” as well as favorites from her previously recorded 45 CDs. She will be bringing her Fab Five, and as always, Line has come up with new young talent. This year, national championship solo drummer Jean-Pierre Bouvet returns to the tour, as well as multi-instrumentalist bass player Josh Fink and Derek Bromme, who is currently pursuing his doctorate degree on bass trombone at the University of Minnesota. After a few years in fulltime college, violinist/fiddler Robbie Nordstrom will join Line once again on the stage, and new to the group is 23year-old Mike Linden on guitar, a recent Boston Berklee College of Music graduate. Line and her husband/manager Tim (famous for being Santa at the annual holiday show) own and manage Lorie Line Music, Inc., one of the largest independent labels in the country. Line is most known for her holiday extravaganza and tours annually to 80 cities. Over the years, the Lines have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities, this year supporting Tee It Up For The Troops , a Minnesota volunteer group that helps to support wounded soldiers. Line has two adult children, and she and Tim are now “empty nesters,” enjoying life on Lake Minnetonka.
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pay for the roads?” said Nies. Commissioner Paul Wright agreed with Shimanski that higher taxes can impact the economy, but “some roads are quite wretched in some areas, and that affects businesses as well.” The motion passed 3-2 with Shimanski and Commissioner Jon Christensen as the dissenting votes, while Nies, Terlinden and Wright voted in favor. In other road business, Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst brought up the possibility of eliminating the county-sponsored dust-control program. Brunkhorst said that many residents and some townships work with private firms on dust-control applications on gravel roads. Part of the problem with residents going with private contractors, Brunkhorst said, is that they don’t notify the county, which may negate their efforts by grading gravel roads and removing the applications. Nies said that notification is a key. If residents contract privately, Nies said, “we don’t want to come along and put their chloride in the ditch two days later.” After more discussion, the County Board decided to go with the program this season, but seek input from those who use it to see how it would impact them if the county got out of the program. “This will give us a year to start that education process and get feedback from our constituents,” commented Nies. The County Board also approved bids for several 2013 road and bridge projects, including: • County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 2, which also is Grove Avenue in Silver Lake — $1.502 million from R&R Excavating, Inc., of Hutchinson, which was 16 percent under the engineer’s estimate. Eight contractors submitted bids on the project. • The reclamation and overlay of CSAH 7 from County Road 79 north to the Meeker County line — $1.227 million from Duininck, Inc., of Prinsburg, which was 31 percent under the engineer’s estimate. Four firms submitted bids on the project. • CSAH 2 from Gehlen Avenue in Silver Lake to about 1 1⁄2 miles south of the city. The lowest bid was from Hoffman Concrete, Inc., of Mankato, in the amount of $421,137 which, although it was the lowest of four bids received, was 25 percent over the engineer’s estimate. “It’s a shorter piece of work, but we were hoping we’d get a little better bid on it,” said Brunkhorst. The good news, he said, is that Hoffman Concrete is a subcontractor for R&R Excavating, Inc., which is doing the rest CSAH 2 work in Silver Lake, so coordination should be easy. • CSAH 78 and CSAH 23 in Lester Prairie at a total cost of $1.87 million to William Mueller & Sons of Hamburg. The county’s share of the project is about $1.42 million. There were eight firms that bid on the project, and Mueller & Sons’ bid was about 15 percent under the engineer’s estimate.
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