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Finally here
Sports seasons get under way
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Youngsters honored by ‘1,000 Books’ program
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www.glencoenews.com • Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Glencoe, Minnesota Vol. 116 No. 17
Social host ordinance passes on 3-2 vote
County Board debates underage drinking
By Lori Copler Staff Writer On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners passed a social host ordinance, with commissioners Jon Christensen and Ron Shimanski casting the dissenting votes. Christensen had the strongest criticism of the proposed ordinance, which would make hosting a party at which underage drinking took place a misdemeanor offense for the “host.” Christensen said he raised the issue with constituents, many of whom felt the ordinance does not address the real concern, “which is how the kids are getting alcohol.” Christensen said he also consulted an attorney, who indicated that adopting the law could open those charged to civil, as well as criminal action. Christensen also called the proposed ordinance “more of a guilty until proven innocent type of a law.” Another concern raised by those to whom he talked, Christensen said, was that it would create more drinking and driving. “Now we’re putting them into vehicles and they’re drinking and driving,” said Christensen. “Rather than be grounded in one place, we’re putting them on the road.” Shimanski, on his part, said he felt that there are already too many laws on the books and, while he felt current prosecutors would use the ordinance responsibly in considering charges, “is it crafted tight enough that another prosecutor wouldn’t try to stretch the boundaries.” Jim Raiter, Glencoe’s chief of police, said
Chronicle photo by Lori Copler
Social host ordinance
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The McLeod County Board of Commissioners hosted its annual student government day Tuesday, with students from both Glencoe-Silver Lake and Hutchinson in attendance. Pictured above is GSL instructor Tom Schoper and the three GSL delegates, Austin Jackson (pink
shirt), Brooke Noeldner and Chad Thompson. The students were actively involved in a discussion of a proposed social host ordinance, and also met with Judge Michael Savre and toured other departments in the courthouse.
Settlement conference set in Koepp case; judge grants change of venue
A settlement conference in the criminal case against former Glencoe businessman Bryan Koepp has been set for Friday, according to District Court records. Koepp, former owner of the Glencoe Garden Center, is facing eight felony counts of theft by swindle and theft by false representation for allegedly obtaining loans from several people under false pretenses and then not repaying them. A jury trial also remains on the court calendar, and District Court Judge Thomas McCarthy has granted a motion for a change of venue that was made by Koepp’s public defender. If the case proceeds to a jury trial, it will be held in Sibley County District, rather than McLeod County, starting Tuesday, May 14. Koepp’s attorney, Fran Eggert, in his motion, said that pre-trial publicity and the potential witness list will make it difficult to find an impartial jury pool in McLeod County. McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge, in a response, said that pretrial publicity had been “factual” and “not derisive.” Junge also asked the judge to deny the motion because Koepp has relatives in Sibley County, may have other alleged victims in Sibley County, and has been employed at the Winthrop golf course. According to Junge, some of the same issues regarding venue in McLeod County would apply in Sibley County.
Bryan Koepp In his ruling, McCarthy said that he did not feel that pre-trial publicity was, in itself, enough justification to move the trial to Sibley County. But pre-trial publicity combined with a potential witness list that contains several prominent McLeod County residents does warrant a change of venue, he ruled. The judge also said that an impartial jury could be seated in Sibley County.
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‘Around the World in 8 Plays’
Glencoe-Silver Lake’s spring play “Around the World in 8 Plays” opens at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2, in the high school auditorium. The play also has performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday. Director is Patrick Hiltner said the production is a comedic exploration of tales and cultures from around the world. Some of the large cast include, from left to right, Ellie Forcier, Jordan Doolittle, Lillianna Mallak and Leah Peterson.
Once postponed, Panther Art Prowl reset for May 9
The public is invited to attend the first GSL K-12 Panther Art Prowl, postponed due to a snowstorm on April 11, has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 9, in conjunction with the Helen Baker Elementary School music concert “Snapshot.” The Panther Art Prowl will be held at the GSL High School cafeteria and gymnasium and auditorium from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “See, make, eat, hear and wear art,” said high school art teacher Shanda Landes. “All ages are encouraged to be involved. Education in action, and made visual.” There will be art displays of K-12 student work in the gymnasium. The cafeteria will be a place for more displays and hands-on activities — “Art on the Spot” and “Working with Clay handbuilding and wheel throwing.” All ages are welcome to participate in the art making. There will be some involvement and displays from the culinary arts/world foods classes (taught by Rochelle Drahos,) technical education and engineering classes (Michael Sunblad), business classes (Mary Eckhoff), welding class (Becky Haddad,) creative writing (Chris Bick). Another aspect will be some “surprise” artists who will be displaying or demonstrating their work, Landes said. There will be some musical performances to listen to as one views the artwork in the gymnasium. In the GSL auditorium there will be fullscreen projected art and info for your viewing before and between the “Snapshot” concerts. The finale of the evening will consist of an auditorium presentation of student projects (animation, film, music and movement, a poetry reading) “Chalk Talk” and art recognition awards at approximately 7:45 p.m. or immediately after the second-grade concert. There will be two dance performances also included by Onnapun Thararuck, dancing to a Traditional Thai dance, and Freddy Pena, dancing to a Dubstep number.
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The McLeod County Chronicle, www.glencoenews.com, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, page 2 St. Pius X Council of Catholic Women
Happenings
Glencoe Sportsmen to meet
The Glencoe Sportsmen Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 6, at the VFW Club meeting room.
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‘Raise the Roof’ set May 10
The “Raise the Roof” fundraiser for the Nakavule, Uganda, school fund will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, May 10, at the GSL High School auditorium. The fundraiser features Ken Davis, a Christian comedian who is originally from Minnesota, but now lives in Tennessee. Davis has spoken to many audiences over the years across the country and worldwide. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and tickets are on sale now at www.kendavistickets.com or 1800-425-0873. The funds raised will help put a roof on a school in Nakavula.
Pick up or purchase geraniums May 3-4
Does your patio, garden or yard need some beautiful color? The Friends of the Glencoe Library have been selling geraniums. If you have ordered plants please pick up your geraniums on Friday, May 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Glencoe Library parking lot on the west side of the Glencoe City Center. If you still need the beautiful red geraniums, you may purchase them for $7 a plant on the dates mentioned or visit the Glencoe Library. Proceeds from this geranium sale will be used for the children’s summer reading programs and adding magazines to the library’s current collection. ***** All “fancy nancys,” “princesses,” and “girliegirls” ages 3-10 years are invited to come to the Glencoe Library for a Tea Party from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 4. Wear your fun, beautiful dress and have some fancy snacks, tea, meet a special guest, and do fun fancy activities. The event is free, but registration is required by May 2. Please call or visit the Glencoe Library. ***** The Lego Club will meet on May 7 at 6 p.m. Anyone aged older than 6 years may come enjoy time to stretch your building imagination and create a Lego masterpiece. ***** May 13-18 is Children’s Book Week. This week’s theme is “Amazing Animals” focusing on dogs, horses, pets and animal books to learn and enjoy. Please check the Glencoe Library website, www.glencoepubliclibrary. webs.com, Facebook, or visit the Glencoe Library for a printed bookmark with information.
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The regular monthly meeting of the Glencoe American Legion Post 95 will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2, in the basement meeting room at the Glencoe VFW Club. All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served.
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Kids Against Hunger event
All Thrivent members are reminded to “Join Hands” and package meals for Kids Against Hunger on Wednesday, May 1. Two shifts are available — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. — at Cactus Jacks II in Stewart. Participants form an assembly line packaging a meal of rice/dried vegetables casserole. “This is a fun, easy and very rewarding experience!” said Cindy Eggersgluess of the McLeod Chapter of Thrivent Financial For Lutherans. Participants also are asked to bring an item to donate to the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf. For more information, contact 320-238-2148.
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Helen Baker music concerts set May 9
The Helen Baker Elementary Music Concert, entitled “Snapshot,” will be performed on Thursday, May 9, in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Auditorium. The first-grade concert is at 6 p.m., followed by the second-grade concert at 7 p.m. Both concerts are a “snapshot” of the learning that takes place in the music room. Some musical highlights include “The Panther Fight Song,” “Rig a Jig Jig,” “The Lawn Mower Dance,” “The Syncopated Clock” and musical interpretations of two “Pete the Cat” books. The audience also will enjoy numerous songs from different cultures. Both concerts are directed by music teacher Carrie Knott. Due to April’s snowy weather, the K-12 Panther Arts Prowl has been rescheduled in conjunction with the concerts. It will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the GSL High School cafeteria and gym. “Come early, prowl the artwork and activities, and then enjoy the concert!” Knott said.
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Poppy luncheon set May 16
The Glencoe VFW Post 5102 Auxiliary will host a poppy luncheon on Thursday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Post Home. Take-outs are available and home delivery is available by calling 320-864-5992. The public is invited to attend.
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‘Christmas in May’ project
The Glencoe Rotary is continuing to do good in the community with another “Christmas in May” project that coincides with the national “Join Hands Day.” With supplemental funding from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, the Rotary Club invites the public to join them in assembling bags of soup at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. This is for adults, youth and families as all join hands to serve.
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‘12 Angry Jurors’ set May 10-12
The Buffalo Lake-Hector/Stewart (BLHS) Theater Department will present one of America’s best courtroom dramas, “12 Angry Jurors,” at the Place Theater in downtown Hector on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m. A young man’s life hangs in the balance, and the jury seems to think that the case is an open-and-shut one; all but one, that is. It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone. Tickets are sold at the door. For more information, call Matthew Pursi at 320-848-2233, extension 322.
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Join Hands Day set May 4 at Good Shepherd church
Join Hands Day is set for Saturday, May 4. This is a nation-wide effort, with local project, supported by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, with an emphasis on doing good in the community and working together across generations. This year, the Glencoe Rotary Club will be involved again in this joint effort, and participants will be making bags of soup. The soup, once assembled, will be donated to the local food shelf, which is excited to receive this help, as usual. The partnership between the Glencoe Rotary and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is now into its third year, according to the Rev. James Gomez. The first year saw new steps and small patios being built for the trailer homes on the east side of Glencoe, as safety was a big concern with some of the entrance/exit areas. The second year (last year), Rotarians and residents of those homes worked side-byside to build garden boxes for many of the homes. “This year, a different need is being addressed, and we’re working indoors at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to make sure the job gets done,” Gomez said. “We’ll begin the event at 10 a.m., with some help arriving beforehand to set up. With a target of 500 or more bags, we project a strong hour to accomplish our task, after which we will enjoy a little soup for lunch,” Gomez said. “The community (all ages) is welcome to join us,” he added.
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Girl Scouts registration set
Area Girl Scouts will have a “root beer float” registration at Oak Leaf Park in Glencoe on Tuesday, May 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Girls who are currently in Girl Scouts, as well as those who may be interested in joining, are encouraged to attend with a parent. There will be registration forms available as well as information on troops, camps and other activities. Everyone who registers will receive a special patch. Adults who are interested in volunteering are also encouraged to attend. Those who are unable to attend but who are interested in registering, volunteering or getting more information, are welcome to call Gerri Fitzloff at 320-562-2369.
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Salad luncheon set at St. Pius
The St. Pius X Council of Catholic Women (CCW) will host a spring luncheon, “A Walk in the Garden,” Thursday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the St. Pius X School gym and cafeteria. A variety of salads and desserts will be served, and attendees will receive a takehome party favor. Take-outs are available for delivery by calling 320-864-5162.
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The Glencoe Senior Citizens group will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 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, May 7, for card playing.
Scholastic book fair set May 7 at Helen Baker
Helen Baker Elementary School will host a Scholastic “buy one, get one free” book fair from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, in the school gymnasium. The book selection will include titles appropriate for children in preschool through grade 8. The public is invited. One also may sign up to win door prizes from Scholastic. For more information, go to http://bookfairs.scholastic. com/homepage/helenbaker.
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. 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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Police Report
A jail transport vehicle was reported damaged at 7:34 p.m., Tuesday, April 23. The back window had been smashed. Police officers assisted the sheriff office and Minnesota State Patrol with a rollover accident at 5 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, on Highway 212 near Dove Avenue. One person was injured. No other details were available. A two-vehicle accident was reported at 2:11 p.m., Wednesday, in the 2100 block of 10th Street. One vehicle backed into another in a parking lot. Involved were a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe belonging to Hector Mendoza-Gzalz of Glencoe and a 2004 Pontiac Aztek belonging to Brian Jurek of Silver Lake. At 9:20 p.m., Wednesday, police, assisted by sheriff ’s deputies, stopped a vehicle at 10th Street and Pleasant Avenue and a foot pursuit ensued. Eight officers and deputies were involved. The vehicle also was impounded. A resident on McLeod Avenue reported her nephew was bitten by her dog on Thursday afternoon. The dog was quarantined at the Glencoe Veterinarian Clinic, and the nephew was treated at the emergency room at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Also on Thursday, at 9:50 p.m., police received a report of a speeding black Camero on Elliott Avenue. The officer, with assistance from sheriff’s deputies, was unable to locate the Camero, but found other vehicles were “tearing around the area.” Two citations were issued by the deputies. At 10:50 p.m., Thursday, a report was received about kids tossing water ballons at a resident on Elliott Avenue. They were advised to stop and apologized to the woman being targeted, who also was allergic to the latex in the balloons. On Friday, April 27, police executed a warrant at a location on Chandler Avenue and arrested a man. It occurred at 1:39 p.m. Police received a report at 7:25 p.m., Friday, from a resident on 12th Street that a neighbor was burning railroad ties. The neighbor was advised to put out the fire. An elderly female fell at her Ives Avenue residence at 9:26 p.m., Friday, and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. An animal complaint was filed for a dog at-large on the 13th Street at 10:33 a.m. Saturday. When police confronted the dog owner, the owner “was very hostile and loud while talking to her.” The owner was advised if the dog is seen at-large again, she will be issued a citation. Another medical call was received at 11:44, Saturday, from a residence on 13th Street. A person fell, hit their head and was semi-conscious. The person was transported by ambulance to the hospital emergency room.
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First Lutheran confirmands
Twenty-one students were confirmed on Sunday, April 28, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. Dan Welch and the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiated in the rite. Those confirmed were, front row, the Rev. Mathison, Addison Luehrs, daughter of Kevin and Sandy Luehrs; Kenzie Boozikee, daughter of Kevin and Sherri Boozikee; Morgan Mathews, daughter of Daniel and Cindy Mathews; Ashlyn Stuewe, daughter of Matthew and Natalie Stuewe; Marisa Luchsinger, daughter of Randy Zajicek and Katherine Luchsinger; and the Rev. Welch. Second row, Blake Dahlke, son of Dean and Cindy Dahlke; Morgan Harpel, daughter of Paul and Koreen Harpel; Marlaina Chelman, daughter of Aimee Chelman and James Chelman; Alexis Grack, daughter of Leon and Nicole Grack; Miranda Grack, daughter of Theresa Grack and the late Troy Grack; and Michael Forar, son of Scott and Kelli Forar. Third row, Mitchell Boesche, son of Bradley and Kristine Boesche; Mitchell Maynard, son of Scott and Brenda Maynard; Dylan Ober, son of Randall and Debra Ober; Ryan Schuch, son of Vicki Schuch and Bradley Schuch; and Axel Schulz, son of Jan and Sue Schulz. Back row, Jacob Jochum, son of Mark and Michelle Jochum; Nathan Schuch, son of Joseph and Stacy Schuch; Peyton Sell, son of David and Jodi Sell; Blake Beneke, son of Quinn and Jolee Beneke; and Alexander Troska, son of Jennifer Becker and Craig Troska.
Neighbors express concerns about proposed highway shed
By Lori Copler Staff Writer A couple of neighbors protested McLeod County’s plans to build a highway maintenance shed southwest of the Highway 7/County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 15 intersection, but the McLeod County Planning Commission will recommend approval of a conditional use permit to allow the shed to the County Board of Commissioners. At a public hearing held by the Planning Commission April 24, neighbors expressed concern about increased truck traffic on CSAH 15, safety on the road and potential noise from back-up alarms and the loading of sand and gravel. The county is planning to build the highway shed on about 9-1/2 acres of land. The proposal includes a nearly 12,000-square-foot shed to store and maintain vehicles, and another sand/salt storage building of about 5,120 square feet. County Zoning Administrator Larry Gasow said the building of the facility is an allowed use in an agricultural zone, but it requires the conditional use permit because the property is less than 10 acres in size. Neighbor Joel Zellmann, who has a retail automotive business across the road from the proposed site, said he had concerns about the road. “That road is already getting kind of narrow, and now you’re going to add even more traffic? Wow,” said Zellmann. Zellmann said concern about traffic “was a big issue” when he applied for his conditional use permit, and “now we’re going to add dump trucks?” Ron Vorlicek, another neighbor, said he was concerned about the driveway being too close to the intersection. “There’s a lot of traffic coming up to the stop sign, and there’s a little bit of a hill,” he said. “The view is tough for a car. It’s a safety issue.” Elvis Voigt, county highway maintenance supervisor, said that plans to improve CSAH 15 are in place, but because he is not part of the engineering department, he was not sure of when or how the road would be improved. Voigt did say, however, that “there has been talk of a turn lane when the road is reconstructed.” Until that reconstruction project happens, Voigt said, the highway department is planning a wider driveway approach to accommodate the turning trucks. Voigt also said that, except during snow removal, traffic in and out of the shed should be minimal, with trucks leaving in the morning and not returning until the end of the day. “It’s not like they’re going in and out all day long,” Voigt said. The building will have 12 stalls, and Voigt said the plan is to house four trucks, a motor grader, a loader and other miscellaneous equipment in the building. Ivan Alsleben, another resident in the area, asked why the county was building the shed. Voigt said the proposed shed will replace two aging sheds currently located in Silver Lake and Lester Prairie, with the one shed between the two communities. Voigt said the Silver Lake and Lester Prairie buildings were both designed for smaller, single-axle trucks, and there is not enough area to walk around today’s larger equipment. “The guys have to climb over the trucks because they can’t walk around them,” said Voigt. “It’s a safety issue.” Alsleben also asked how the proposed $1.2 million building would be paid for. Mark Johnson, the Commission chair, said that Alsleben would have to take that question to the County Board. “We’re just here to discuss the building,” said Johnson. Zellmann also was concerned about noise, particularly the back-up alarms early in the morning on snowy days. Bill Hard, Commission member, said that the building and lot were both designed for through traffic. “The only backing up would be inside the building,” said Hard. Zellmann said that would not hold true when the pay loader was loading sand and gravel into trucks. Hard pointed out that would take place to the northwest of the building, away from the neighbors. However, Hard did say he felt some type of screening should be used to shield view of the building from Zellmann’s residence, and the commission added a tree belt as a condition on the permit. With that condition, the Commission approved the permit, which will now go before the County Board for final approval at its May 21 meeting.
Panther Art Prowl Continued from page 1
Samantha Johnson is the GSL junior student artist behind the Panther design that can be seen on the Pizza Ranch van and posters. Tshirts of her design are available for purchase from the Panther School Store on the GSL web site. The painted Pizza Ranch delivery van that can be seen around town was a GSL Art Club group project in preparation for the homecoming parade and served as a year-long advertisement to gain attention. Johnson also sports her artistic clothing choices that are part of the fun for the Panther Art Prowl Event. All are encouraged (but not required) to wear art, in whatever form chosen and comfortable with, be it full costume, creative hat, footwear, etc. “It will be an evening to celebrate the arts and enjoy some fun and surprises,” Landes said.
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3rd-grade Panther Paw students
At the all-school meeting last Friday morning at Lakeside Elementary School, April Panther Paw students were handed awards. The third-grade Panther Paw recipients include, in the front, from left to right, Aaliyah Bui, Calista Pedraza, Sophie Becker, Elijah Liestman, and Adrian Bernal. In the back are Bobbi Finch, McKenzie Pollmann, Alexis Dahlman, Luis Pena, and Zachery Matthews.
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s there a state tax that Democrats do not like? Probably not because there has been a steady parade of tax increase proposals coming out of the state Capitol this session on everything from sales taxes to income taxes to “sin” taxes (tobacco and alcohol). It adds up to about $3 billion in new state taxes if all are approved. What is left? And what does the DFL-controlled Legislature plan to do with all these new taxes being shoved down our throats? The list is substantial ranging from free all-day kindergarten to repaying school districts for funds shifted by past legislatures to a wide variety of other new projects and initiatives. Do not be surprised if someone proposes that state taxpayers foot the state’s share of the new Vikings stadium. It will likely sneak into an omnibus bill late in the session, buried deeply so no one notices until it is too late. It appears DFLers want to right all the perceived legislative wrongs of the past several decades — all in one fell swoop. Maybe they already know this, but if any or all of these tax bills are enacted, DFLers will be in the minority after the next election. And rightly so. So this may be DFLers’ only opportunity to do as much budget damage as possible before being ousted from the Capitol. The problem is, it may take years of budget austerity to get state spending back under control. The DFL House is trying to keep up with the DFL Senate in seeing who can raise taxes faster and in bigger increments. The Senate’s comprehensive $1.8 billion tax overhaul plan aims directly at income taxes to raise more revenue. It also takes aim at tobacco users and expands the sales tax to clothing for the first time. DFLers claim the money would go toward wiping out the state’s $627 million deficit. Prior to the session, that deficit was estimated at $1.2 billion. That alone implies the economy is improving with more workers going back to work and paying more taxes. There has been a gradual reduction in the deficit on its
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own. More taxes will likely slow down that natural growth in state revenues. But forget the obvious. DFLers in the House, not to be outdone, have proposed free all-day kindergarten statewide and more dollars for K-12 education to the tune of a $15.7 billion education bill, or another $500 million over current spending. So does this major infusion of new tax dollars into classrooms guarantee better results? Does it guarantee smarter students, better prepared for post-secondary education or the work force? No. So why not spend additional dollars on programs that have proven to be successful, instead of tossing money at the “achievement gap” in hopes that something positive happens? Let us get right to the point. If the main goal this session is supposed to be balancing the next biennium budget to cover the projected $627 million deficit, why do we need $3 billion in new revenues? The simple answer is DFLers want to spend your money; they want to expand the size and scope of state government. They also want to buy their re-election in 2014. DFLers have chafed under the tight budgets of the past. It is like a pent-up spending frenzy being unleashed this session. If DFLers are paying attention at all, the economy is improving, state tax revenues are increasing and the state budget deficit is declining — all without the use of additional taxes. So get out of the way and let the state economy heal itself. Freeze state spending at current levels, spend what is available wisely and let state revenues catch up. And by the way, forget all those non-essential issues, like same-sex marriage, this session. If not, DFLers will learn the hard way what Republicans already know from the 2012 election — it is all about jobs and the economy. Veer from that, and you will be in the minority again. — R.G.
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Tax Omnibus Bill: Will you be better off?
By State Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson The Tax Omnibus Bill: • Everyone pays more. • How does this bill grow Minnesota’s economy? • What are we getting for this massive tax increases? How bad is this bill? It is so bad that the DFL majority could not pass its own bill the first time and after twisting some arms REVOTED and passed the bill. This bill raises $1.84 billion in new tax hikes for FY 2014-15. It would make Minnesota’s income tax the fourth highest in the nation, behind only California, Hawaii and Oregon. This bill freezes tax relief on commercial real estate and creates a new sales tax on services and Internet sales. Minnesotans can’t afford the Senate Democrats’ tax plan. Everyone will pay more for clothing, auto repair, haircuts and over-the-counter medication. We should not be extracting an extra dime from hard-working taxpayers of Minnesota until the Legislature goes line-by-line through our budget and cuts the waste that has been accumulating. Raising taxes penalizes small businesses and jeopardizes the welfare of people who work for those businesses. Think about this, the DFL party is elated to be raising your taxes. Senator Rod Skoe, Senate Tax chair, was quoted in Politics in Minnesota as saying: “When I woke up this morning, I was so excited I almost smiled,” on having his Tax Omnibus bill being heard. You can read the whole article here: http://politicsinminnesota. com/2013/04/senate-tax-bill-increases-top-income-tax-rate-to-9-4-percent/. Below are the major provisions in the bill that employers and employees alike will be facing should the DFL pass this tax bill: • Increases sales taxes in the amount of $89 million over FY 2014-15 by expanding the sales tax base to include a new sales tax on: • Clothing, over-the-counter drugs, personal services (hair, nails, tattoos), other personal services (wedding planning, dating services, personal shopping), auto repair services, household goods repair and maintenance, electronic and commercial equipment repair and maintenance, warehousing and storage services, telecommunications equipment, court reporter documents, and publications (excluding newspapers). • Increases cigarette/tobacco taxes by $333 million over FY 2014-15 largely through adopting the governor’s 94-cent-per-pack additional tax on cigarettes. • Increases individual income taxes by $1.2 billion by increasing the current 7.85 percent third tier to 9.4 percent — single: $79,730; head of household: $120,070; and married joint: $140,960. This is not the “tax the rich” mantra the governor has been promoting, but rather a tax increase on middle income, taxpayers. • Increases the statewide property tax by $176 million largely by freezing the tax rate for commercial-industrial (C/I) property at the rate imposed for taxes payable in 2002. The inflator for C/I property is eliminated. • Increases business taxes by a net $63 million in FY 2014-15 through the repeal of the Foreign Royalty Deduction. With the repeal of this deduction on business income earned outside of the state of Minnesota, why would a corporation remain or come to Minnesota? Does our tax policy affect business decisions, remember HTI? • Creates a 13 percent sports memorabilia gross receipts tax ($32 million tax increase) imposed at the wholesale level on licensed professional and Collegiate Division 1 merchandise. • Recognizes a $24 million estate tax increase by tightening current law criteria on exemptions for qualified farms and small businesses. • Increases sales tax on rental vehicles by almost 50 percent from 6.2 percent to 9.05 percent raising $15 million. • Expands sales taxes on Internet sales, digital downloads and direct satellite services. The DFL campaigned that they would only raise taxes on the “rich” and that any tax increases would only impact a few people. As you can see by the proposed tax increases above, that is not the case. The simple truth is that higher taxes do not lead to a healthier economy. Minnesota can’t afford to have thousands of small businesses pay more in taxes rather than hire new employees, buy new equipment or otherwise expand their business. So I ask you: Will you and your family be better off if this bill becomes law?
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The McLeod County Board on Tuesday approved a new social host ordinance that charges those who “host” an underage drinking party with a misdemeanor. Is that something you agree with? 1) Yes 2) No 3) Not sure Results for most recent question: The GSL School Board is again considering a referendum for an addition to Lincoln Jr. High to accommodate students now being taught at Helen Baker Elementary School, which would then be closed. Is now the right time to bring up the issue again? Yes — 31% No — 62% Not sure — 7%
42 votes. New question runs May 1-7
State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe I wanted to share with constituents some updates about the budget bills passed by the House this past week. I hope, as always, you’ll contact me with any input you have about these or any future bills. These bills will ultimately go to conference committee, where differences between the House and the Senate will be worked out before coming back to the House for final passage before heading to the governor’s desk. Health and Human Services: The only budget area Democrats chose to cut this session was in Health and Human Services. While I was glad to see Democrats talking about starting to bend down the cost curve and get HHS spending under control, the cuts that were made were without any meaningful reforms that would reduce future costs, and were made indiscriminately in areas that could have negative consequences on the state of Minnesota.
Part of the $150 million cut to the HHS budget was $26 million from nursing homes and senior care centers. Minnesota has an aging population. By 2020, it’s estimated that we will have more seniors in retirement than students in our K-12 education system. With these kind of demographic realities, it doesn’t make sense to be cutting funding from senior care centers. The Republican budget we passed in 2011 made a promise to seniors. Unfortunately, Democrats reneged on that promise to the tune of a $26 million cut from what Republicans had set under law to give to the nursing homes and senior care centers. Again, I applaud the majority for finally coming to realize that we must get our spending under control, but this is simply the wrong way to do it. We must make serious reforms that address the cost drivers in our health care system, and find ways to deliver health care services to our
citizens more efficiently and more effectively, rather than cutting from our most vulnerable. With 100 nursing homes at risk of closure around the state, it’s irresponsible and risky to be making these types of cuts. K-12 education: As a member of the Education Finance committee, it was great to see months of work and collaboration come to the floor in the form of the K-12 Omnibus bill. I ultimately voted no on the K-12 bill because it removes graduation standard testing, and dilutes the meaning of a students’ diploma. It also grows the Minnesota Department of Education, adding layers of bureaucracy in the form of “regional centers of excellence” rather than adding more funding that would go directly to classrooms. Worse, the bill has a $1 billion negative tail, meaning we will be faced with a funding shortfall in future years, even though the Democrats are already raising $3 billion dollars in new taxes and fees.
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Letters to Editor Glencoe blood drive surpasses its goal
To the Editor: I am excited to thank the donors and volunteers for the Glencoe Community Blood Drive for another very successful blood drive on Wednesday, April 24. The American Red Cross set a collection goal for us of 109 units. I was so happy to learn at the end of the day that we surpassed that goal by collecting 130 units! Each unit of blood can save up to three lives, so the units donated at this drive have the potential to save 390 lives. Awesome! First and foremost, we appreciate all the donors for taking time out of your busy days to sit with us awhile and give of yourselves to save the life of someone you will probably never meet. Your generosity is invaluable. Blood is a perishable product and cannot be manufactured; it can only come from volunteer donors. Thank you for that donation! We appreciate also all the dozens of volunteers (including businesses) who make the blood drives possible. Without your selfless donations of talents and time and services, there would be no blood drives. My greatest appreciation goes to the backbone of our volunteers: scheduling chairperson, Nelda Klaustermeier, and her crew of callers. Without the scheduled appointments, we wouldn’t have the donors! I will be interested to see where the units collected on April 24 will be utilized. At our November 2012 blood drive with a goal of 106 units, we collected 142 units which had the potential to benefit 426 lives. We received a notice that those November donations were dispersed where most needed to help patients in the following hospitals: (in Minnesota) U of M Riverside Minneapolis, Fairview Edina, Crosby, Lake City and New Prague; (in Wisconsin) Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Osceola; some of the units were also dispersed to Gulfport, Miss., and Little Rock, Ark. Maybe your donation helped someone you know. Our next Glencoe community blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31, at the Glencoe City Center. Some donors have already pre-scheduled their donation times for that July drive. If you wish to also pre-schedule your appointment, please call Nelda at 320-864-3475. Otherwise, please respond positively when you are contacted by one of our callers in July. You have the ability to give the “gift of life;” one of the lives you save may be someone you know. Charleen Engelmann Coordinator, ARC Glencoe Community Blood Drive
Chronicle photo by Alyssa Schauer
6th-grade Panther Paw recipients
At the all-school meeting at Lakeside Elementary last Friday morning, Panther Paw award recipients were announced, including the sixth-grade students pictured above. In the front, from left to right, are Hayley Bolland, Madalyn Lemke, Madison Franck and Savannah Ardolf. In the back are Malcolm Everhart, Austin Merrill, Katita Lopez, Grace Witte and Jacob Reichow. Missing was Brianna Wraspir.
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Dangerous times for teen drivers
By Stephen Gray Wallace Prom and graduation season, the Fourth of July and summer vacation give pause to parents of teenagers everywhere. Why? Because celebration paired with newfound freedom can trigger tragedy on our roads and highways. Indeed, young people themselves report that these times of year are the most dangerous when it comes to driving. And alcohol and other drugs are primary reasons. According to new research from SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual Insurance, 23 percent of teens admit to driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs. With 13 million driving-aged teenagers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, that means as many as three million impaired adolescents may be taking to the road. Ironically, most teens (91 percent) consider themselves to be safe, cautious drivers. For example, nearly 40 percent claim that alcohol has no impact on their driving. Some even say it helps. And when it comes to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana, a whopping 75 percent feel the same way. Specifically, about one in four teens who have driven under the influence of marijuana (25 percent) or prescription drugs (23 percent), and about one in seven teens who report drinking and driving (14 percent), say they’re not distracted “at all” when mixing substance use with driving. This cavalier attitude toward driving under the influence is made more somber in light of recent data from the Governors Highway Safety Association which found an alarming 19 percent increase in the number of teen driver deaths (ages 16 and 17) in the first half of 2012. “The end of the school year and the summer months are exciting times for teens, but they are also the most dangerous,” says Dave Melton, a driving safety expert with Liberty Mutual Insurance and managing director of global safety. “A celebratory toast can quickly lead to serious consequences down the line. These new data illustrate that there is clearly a strong need to increase the level of education around risk. More importantly, it’s a flag for parents to make sure they talk to their kids regularly about the importance of safe driving behavior.” His thoughts are echoed by SADD. “Parents play an incredibly important role in communicating expectations to their teen drivers, enforcing consequences for ignoring family driving rules, and setting a good example behind the wheel,” says Penny Wells, SADD’s president and CEO, who points to Liberty Mutual’s Parent/Teen Driving Contract and SADD’s Contract for Life as effective conversation starters for parents and their teen drivers. The good news is that more than 90 percent of teens say their school has a program or policy in place to deter illegal behavior, the most common being security guards or police. Additionally, the use of breathalyzers at school events is up nearly 25 percent. Yet, while school programs play an important role in keeping teens from engaging in dangerous activities, unsupervised celebrations make parent communication about safe driving more critical than ever. If teens really believe there are no adverse consequences from driving impaired, we have our work cut out for us … lest many more families become shattered from injury and death. Stephen Gray Wallace, senior advisor for policy, research and education at SADD and an associate research professor and director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE) at Susquehanna University, has broad experience as a school psychologist and adolescent/ family counselor.
Chronicle photo by Alyssa Schauer
5th-grade Panther Paw award winners
The fifth-grade Panther Paw award winners were announced at the all-school meeting last Friday morning at Lakeside Elementary. Recipients include, from left to right, in the front, Mackenzie Kantack, Megan Siewert, Susana Lopez, Rose Nussbaum and Sawyer Varpness. In the back are Montana Sanchez, Kaitlyn Popp, Paige Sturges, Jack Becker and Kaleb Templin.
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4th-grade Panther Paw students
The Panther Paw students for the month of April were announced at the all-school meeting last Friday morning at Lakeside Elementary. The fourth-grade students awarded include, from left to right, in the front, Jordan Pacheco, Rhissa Eiden, Alexander Smith and Chelsea Brandt. In the back are Teagan Hansch, Maren Roepke, Reagan Spears, Abby Rae and Katherine Ness. Missing was Marissa Greeley.
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Deaths Dennis Kosek, 86, Brownton
Dennis Kosek, 86, of Brownton, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 1, at 1 p.m., at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. Visitation and parish prayers were held Tuesday, April 30, at the DobratzHantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Visitation continues Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the funeral chapel, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Stewart. On online guest book is available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book. April 29, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Visitation will be held from Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will be later at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. An online guest book is available at www.hantge. com.
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Virginia Goodpaster 85, Brownton
Virginia Goodpaster, 85, of Brownton died Monday,
History
From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
May 2, 1913 O.C. Conrad, Editor Wilhelmine (Glander) Krueger, 61, died April 22 of blood poisoning, caused by complications of diabetes. She and her husband, F. Emanual Krueger, had 14 children, six of whom died in infancy, and another daughter (Emma) who died a year ago last November. Those left to mourn her departure are her husband, seven children (four sons and three daughters), one grandson, two sisters and a brother. Mrs. Gustave Rennecke, 24, died at the German Lutheran hospital in St. Paul on Thursday morning, April 24. She was taken sick with appendicitis four weeks before and had been taken to the city by Dr. Kohler, where she was operated on for appendicitis as well as a floating kidney. She did as well as could be expected after the operation until Monday, when her condition took a turn for the worse and she died the following Thursday. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Alsleben; her sorrowing husband; and a little 3-year-old daughter. Little Lester Zitelow died at his home in this village Wednesday forenoon. He had been suffering from an abscess of the hip bone, which finally developed into blood poisoning, causing his death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Lutheran Church. Minneapolis resident, was snuffed out Saturday evening in a traffic mishap just a short distance from the bridge south of the C.A. Sommerdorf farm on Highway 212. Mr. West was enroute to Olivia to visit friends for the weekend when the accident occurred. There are many versions as to how the accident happened, but it seems he had a blow out while going at top speed and the car swerved to the left side of the road and hit an embankment, turning it over at least once. He was evidently thrown from the car because he was discovered pinned underneath it. Jay Gould, who was passing by, picked up him and took him to the Glencoe hospital, but before he reached the hospital the man was dead. The man’s neck was broken. The Junior Women’s Study Club had its annual election of officers at a recent meeting and elected the following: Gertrude Sprengeler, president; Gretchen Knick, vice president; Florence Martin, secretary; and Vivian Padrnos, treasurer. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wendland, a daughter on Wednesday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Duenow are proud parents of a baby daughter born last Friday. and Marlen Matheny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Matheny, will be married Saturday. The McLeod County Rural Mail Carriers Association elected Calvin D. West, Brownton, as its president at its annual meeting at the village hall Saturday evening. The Rev. E.W. Dohmeier was elected president of the Brownton Parent-Teacher Association Monday. Other officers include LeRoy Leverson, vice president; Mrs. Gerald Hochsprung, secretary; and Mrs. Ron Max, treasurer.


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20 Years Ago
April 28, 1993 Lori Copler, Editor The newly paired McLeod West High School (Stewart and Brownton) had its first prom Saturday night at the Stewart Campus gymnasium. An after-prom party was held later in the evening at the Stewart American Legion. Brenda (Lewin) Landin, 42, of Lester Prairie, daughter of Arlene and the late Leonard Lewin of Stewart, died April 16 at Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park.
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10 Years Ago
May 7, 2003 Lori Copler, Editor The McLeod West economics class traveled to the Twin Cities recently, where it got to meet with Gov. Tim Pawlenty and tour WCCO radio and the Federal Reserve. Eunice Wiechman, 66, of Stewart, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003.
50 Years Ago
May 2, 1963 Charles H. Warner, Editor Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Selle announce the birth of a son at the Glencoe hospital Sunday, April 28. He has two brothers and three sisters. Linden Lundstrom’s Gamble store will be closed Saturday night — his daughter, Leaette,
75 Years Ago
April 28, 1938 Percy L. Hakes, Editor The life of John C. West, 46,
From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
May 2, 1913 A.F. Avery, Editor There has been a change in the management of the local Post Office, W.J. Bliss having resigned. A.F. Avery has been appointed acting postmaster and took charge last Friday, April 25. Mr. Bliss tells the Tribune that he intends to continue in the confectionery and stationery business with auto livery as a sideline. A number of people went out to the Hogan Ranch Wednesday to watch a demonstration of a gasoline plow. The Stewart baseball team is now organized with the selection of F.J. Reimers as manager and W.N. Cayott as secretary. New suits have been ordered and games are solicited with teams of neighboring towns. Winners in Round Grove were Dorothy Tabbert, Iola Baysinger, Esther Bents, Elwill Baysinger and Frances Klitzke. A son, Donald Elmer, arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kottke of Grafton Township on Monday, April 25. The new boy tipped the scales at 7 pounds. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Blum Thursday, April 21. gates. A clarinet quartet consisting of Mary Lipke, Joanne Klitzke, Jean Klammer and Virginia Hubin received an “A” rating at the state-regional music contest at Morris last Friday. Named to the straight A honor roll at Stewart High School for the current period were Nancy Doerr, Charlotte Kalenberg, Mary Lipke, Sharon Richards, Karen Tuneberg, Rosalie Grischkowsky, Virginia Hubin, LaVerna Redmann, Lucy Forcier, Carol Lipke, Linda Wieweck, Mark Grams, Barbara Proehl and Deanna Schledwitz.
50 Years Ago
May 2, 1963 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor The Stewart Chapter of the Future Farmers of America has had a good year at district, region and state levels. Earlier this year, Richard Kuttner placed second in the state cow clipping contest. At the regional in Morris recently, the poultry team placed first, the dairy team placed third, the farm mechanics team placed fourth and the general livestock team placed 10th. The farm mechanics team includes Paul Kasal, Warren Klammer and Gary Wieweck. Making up the general livestock team are Peter Kasal, Jim Blum, Burton Kottke and Duane Lenz. Larry Roepke and Gehlan Ebent placed first and second respectively in poultry. Roger Rettmann placed fourth individually in dairy. Earlier, Jim Blum placed second in cow clipping. Gerhard Ziemann and Jim Schilling will attend the state convention as official dele-
35 Years Ago
May 4, 1978 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor The community was saddened to learn of the untimely death of Jan H. Bents, who suffered a heart attack at his home April 27. He would have been 56 years old on May 7. He is survived by his wife, Vera; two sons; three daughters; two daughters-in-law; one son-in-law; and four grandchildren; as well as 10 brothers and four sisters. Sheila Gerhke, Jerome Burmeister and David Quandt were confirmed April 30 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Fernando. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kuttner (Judy Maiers) are the proud parents of a baby boy, Ryan Paul, born April 25 at the Glencoe hospital.
75 Years Ago
April 29, 1938 Harry Koeppen, Editor Superintendent G.A. Lippert of the local public schools informs the Tribune that averages for the senior class of 1938 have been computed, and a result, Miss Ruth McKee is named its valedictorian and Tom Koeppen the salutatorian. Winners in the Collins declamatory contest last Friday afternoon are Loretta Reiner, Wallace Pikal, Roger Olesen, La Von Wagner and Dean Olson.
ment will sponsor the annual Brownton bike-a-thon Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m., at the Brownton City Park. In case of inclement weather, the bike-a-thon will be held Sunday, May 19. Friends, relatives and neighbors can sponsor participating children with either a specific money amount per mile, or a flat donation. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are encouraged to participate. Children have from now until the day of the bike-a-thon to seek pledges. Pledge form packets are available at the city clerk’s office at the Brownton Area Civic Center and at Security Bank & Trust. Those who wish to participate should meet at the Lions Club shelter at the city park on Sunday, May 5, by 1 p.m. Be sure to bring the pledge sheets and consent forms. The bike-a-thon starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. At the end of the ride, hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages will be served to everyone who attends, including participants, their families and supporters. The child with the most pledges from each of the three age groups (kindergarten and first grade, second and third grade, and fourth through sixth grade) will win a new bicycle. The secondplace prize for each age group will be a $50 gift card. The Brownton Lions Club is graciously contributing to the event by donating the bicycles, and supplemental funds will be received from Thrivent for Lutherans. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase positive-pressure ventilation fans.
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From The Chronicle archives
30 Years Ago
May 4, 1983 Bill Ramige, Editor
Glencoe’s Municipal Electric Plant showed a net income of $340,482 last year. That’s an increase of $210,404 over 1981. Dr. Harold Schubert and Dr. Frank Aravich told the Plato City Council that they plan to open a chiropractic office in Plato. Glencoe Baseball Association accepted a new baseball scoreboard for Vollmer Field in memory of Alvin A. Vollmer, donated by his wife, Thusnelda, and her family.
10 Years Ago
April 30, 2003 Rich Glennie, Editor
The Glencoe-Silver Lake Honor Society inducted 54 new members at its ninth annual induction ceremony. Sheila Campbell of Glencoe joined the staff of Priority One Metro West Realty. The Highway 212 Interregional Corridor study had “conceptually” identified three possible access points into and out of Glencoe in the future: two on the east side and one on the west side.
20 Years Ago
May 5, 1993 Rich Glennie, Editor
The city of Glencoe was named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This was the first year that Glencoe has received this national recognition. Ryan Wendlandt and Kimberly Krcil, Glencoe High School students, were named to the MMEA All-State Choirs.
Twenty-one Brownton senior citizens met Monday, April 29, at the community center. Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners: 500, Carol Brelje, first, and Bernetta Alsleben, second; pinochle, John Huebert, first, and Elaine Dahlke, second; and sheephead, Lil Lindeman, first, and Elva Wendlandt, second. Eleanora Lamp won the door prize. Gladys Rickert served refreshments. The next meeting will be Monday, May 6, at 1 p.m.
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Area 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., May 1 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m. Fri., May 3 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., May 5 — Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:20 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., May 7 — Men’s Bible study, 6 a.m. Wed., May 8 — 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., May 1 — Men’s breakfast, 8 a.m.; televised worship, 2 p.m.; Abundant Table, 5 p.m.; bells, 5:30 p.m.; senior choir, 6:30 p.m.; ditch clean-up for confirmation classes, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., May 2 — Grand Meadows worship, 10:30 a.m. Fri., May 3 — Jenna Foust/Matt Pariseau wedding rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Sat., May 4 — Jenna Foust/Matt Pariseau wedding, 3 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Worship with communion, 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship 10:45 a.m. Mon., May 6 — Televised worship, 3 p.m. Tues., May 7 — Ladies fellowship at Gert & Erma’s, 10 a.m.; GSL Ministerial meeting, 10:30 a.m. Wed., May 8 — Men’s breakfast/Bible study, 8 a.m.; televised worship, 2 p.m.; bells, 5:30 p.m.; senior choir, 6:30 p.m.; confirmation, 6:30 p.m.; church council, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., May 5 — Worship with communion at Friedens, 10 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., May 1 — No evening prayer; Mass, 7:15 p.m.; final kindergarten through sixth-grade religious education (RE) classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; final seventh- through 11thgrade RE classes, 7 p.m. -8:15 p.m. Thurs., May 2 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; CCW salad luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; St. Pius X fundraiser night at Pizza Ranch, 5 p.m.; CCW meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., May 3 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; adoration of the blessed sacrament follows Mass until noon; first Friday communion calls begin, 10 a.m.; no Spanish Mass. Sat., May 4 — Widow, widowers and senior singles breakfast, Dubbs Grill, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish baptism session, 10 a.m.; CUF spring boutique before and after all weekend Masses; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass and baptisms, 11:30 a.m.; Spanish religious education for children and adults, 12:45 p.m. Mon., May 6 — No Mass. Tues., May 7 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; no junior choir practice. Wed., May 8 — St. Pius X School two-hour late start; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., Pastor E-mail: congoucc@gmail.com Wed., May 1 — Faith Circle meet at church to deliver May baskets; communion at GRHS long-term care, 10:15 a.m.; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Worship with communion, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; confirmation, 2 p.m. Tues., May 7 — Christian education board, 6:30 p.m. Wed., May 8 — Communion at GRHS long-term care, 10:15 a.m.; women’s fellowship executive board, 5:30 p.m.; choir practice, 6:30 p.m.; church council, 7:30 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., May 1 — Christ Chimes, 4 p.m.; Gospel Ringers, 6 p.m. Thurs., May 2 — Youth involvement committee, 6 p.m.; board of deacons, 7 p.m.; board of evangelism, 7 p.m.; board of trustees, 7 p.m. Sat., May 4 — NYG paper drive, 9 a.m.; Cohrs/Knoll wedding, 2 p.m.; NYG meeting, 5:30 p.m.; youth worship, 7 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Worship with communion, 8 a.m.; fellowship, 9 a.m.; Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.; NYG paper drive, noon. Mon., May 6 — LWML salad supper, 6 p.m.; Praise Folk, 8 p.m. Tues., May 7 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; board of stewardship, 6:30 p.m.; Christian education board, 7 p.m.; day school board, 7 p.m.; youth board, 7 p.m. Wed., May 8 — Christ Chimes, 4 p.m.; Gospel Ringers, 6 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m.; school spring concert, 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., May 1 — GYM Bible study at high school, 7:30 a.m.; Kids Praise, 3:15 p.m.; REVEAL, 5:30 p.m.; deacons, 7 p.m.; education, 7 p.m. Thurs., May 2 — GRHS communion, 9:30 a.m. Sat., May 4 — Join Hands Day — Soup! Sun., May 5 — Spring Mission Sunday; choir, 7:45 a.m.; worship with communion, 9 a.m.; last week of Kingdom Quest, Fuel and adult Bible study, 10:15 a.m.; last day of Heggies fundraiser; NYG meeting, 6 p.m.; LIVE, 7 p.m. Mon., May 6 — Ladies Guild “Hats Off to Mom,” 6 p.m. Tues., May 7 — GSLC Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; GSL Ministerial, 10:30 a.m. Wed., May 8 — Last week of Kids Praise, 3:15 p.m.; REVEAL, 5:30 p.m.; council Bible study, 7 p.m.; council, 7:30 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Wed., May 1 — Grades five-six catechism, 3:45 p.m.; grades seveneight catechism, 4:45 p.m.; choir, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 2 — Small group discussion, 7 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Bible class, 10:20 a.m. Mon., May 6 — Elders meeting, 6:05 p.m.; church board, 6:35 p.m. Tues., May 7 — Table Talk, 7 p.m. Wed., May 8 — Grades five-six catechism, 3:45 p.m.; grades seveneight catechism, 4:45 p.m.; chimes 6:30 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: Pastor@GraceBrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Wed., May 1 — Confirmation class, 4 p.m.; choir, 7 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Mission Sunday; worship with communion, 8:45 a.m.; mission meal, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m. Tues., May 7 — Bible study, 9 a.m. Wed., May 8 — Confirmation class, 4 p.m.; church council, 7 p.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Thurs., May 2 — Stewardship committee meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., May 3 — Concordia Ladies Aid meeting, 1:30 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m.; L.W.M.L. mites; youth meeting; Channel 8 video. Wed., May 8 — Chapel worship with communion, 6:30 p.m.; board of deacons meeting, 7:30 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Not available. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN 300 Croyden St. Not available. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., May 1 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., May 2 — No Mass. Fri., May 3 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., May 5 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, pastor Not available. 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., May 5 — Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship with communion and confirmation, 10:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., May 1 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., May 5 — 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., May 1 — Youth choir, 5 p.m.; eighth-grade midweek, 3:45 p.m.; midweek, 6 p.m.; no council meeting. Thurs., May 2 — Bible study, 8:45 a.m.; bulletin deadline. Fri., May 3 — Coborn’s stand, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; confirmation questioning and recognition, 7 p.m. Sat., May 4 — Coborn’s stand, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Confirmation; “Time of Grace” on TV Channel 9, 6:30 a.m.; worship with communion, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m. Tues., May 7 — Visits Grand Meadows and Arlington. Wed., May 8 — Youth choir, 5 p.m.; midweek, 6 p.m.; council meeting, 7 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Bill Baldwin, Pastor www.platochurch.com Wed., May 1 — Men’s coffee, 9 a.m.; adult choir, 6 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Worship, 10 a.m. Wed., May 8 — Men’s coffee, 9 a.m.; adult choir, 6 p.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Wed., May 1 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m.; fellowship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:20 a.m. Wed., May 8 — 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., May 1 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time and puppet practice, 7 p.m. Sat., May 4 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., May 5 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship and refreshment time, 9 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service with communion, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot Archery graduates, 11:45 a.m. Mon., May 6 — Church Board meeting, 7 p.m. Wed., May 8 — Confirmation, 6 p.m.; prayer time and puppet practice, 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., May 1 — Presbyterian Women meeting, 1:30 p.m.; light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. Sat., May 4 — Preschool open house, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Handbell practice, 8:45 a.m.; Confirmation service with fellowship to follow, 10 a.m. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., May 1 — Closing religious education Mass and May crowning, 6:30 p.m.; ice cream social to follow. Thurs., May 2 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; CCW meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., May 3 — First Friday calls; Mass, 8 a.m.; KC award banquet social hour and dinner at Silver Lake American Legion, 6 p.m. Sat., May 4 ‚ Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., May 7 — Masses, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tues., May 8 — Mass, 8 a.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., May 5 — Worship with communion at Friedens, 10 a.m. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Wed., May 1 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., May 5 — 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., May 5 — 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., May 5— 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., May 1 — 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. Thurs., May 2 — Senior high free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team, 6 p.m. Sun., May 5 — 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., May 6 — Women’s discipleship, 6:30 p.m.; men’s growth group, 7 p.m. Tues., May 7 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m. Wed., May 8 — 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 Gladys Elsie Roepke, 92, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Gladys Elsie Roepke, 92, of Glencoe, were held Wednesday, April 24, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. Katherine Rood officiated. M r s . Roepke d i e d Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at her home at Orchard Estates in Gladys Roepke Glencoe. The organist was Bonnie Westmiller. The duet of Carolyn and Charles Kirchoff sang “This Garden Will Grow” and “I Can Only Imagine,” and the duet of Becky and Preston Kranz sang “I Don’t Need to Understand.” Special music by Kenny Dose was a concertina medley. The congregational hymn was “Here I Am, Lord.” Honorary pallbearers were all her grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charles Kirchoff, Steve Roepke, Gregory Prinkey, Tad Palmquist, Preston Kranz, Edward Kirchoff and Jeffrey Prinkey. Interment was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Stewart. Gladys Elsie Von Berge was born Aug. 24, 1920, in Helen Township, McLeod County, to Henry and Erbie (Milbrandt) Von Berge. She was baptized as an infant on Sept. 12, 1920, and confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 25, 1934, both by the Rev. R.J. Duesterhoeft at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township. She received her education at a country school. On Sept. 3, 1939, Gladys Von Berge was united in marriage to Loren A. Roepke by the Rev. Duesterhoeft at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township. This union was blessed with five children, Marlen, Darlene, Roger, Noreen and Joan. After living on their farm with their family of five children in Round Grove Township, the Roepkes made their home in Glencoe. They shared over 45 years of marriage before Mr. Roepke died on Dec. 22, 1984. In addition to being a loving homemaker, mother and wife, Mrs. Roepke helped on their farm. After moving to Glencoe, she worked at Franklin Printing and the ASCS office in Glencoe. In 1985, Mrs. Roepke worked part time for her son, Roger, in the State Farm office in Cokato for 12 years. She was a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Mrs. Roepke also joined the Kitchen Band in 1994 and enjoyed playing with it until it folded in 2006. Mrs. Roepke enjoyed dancing with her friends, traveling and fishing with her children and grandchildren. She especially cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Survivors include her children, Marlen (Nancy) Roepke of Houston, Texas, Darlene (Ed) Kirchoff of Plymouth, Roger (Joyce) Roepke of Cokato, Noreen Prinkey of Hutchinson, and Joan (Kenny) Dose of Arlington; grandchildren, Steve (Lee) Roepke, Terri Roepke, Charles (Diana) Kirchoff, Edward (Michelle) Kirchoff, Carolyn Kirchoff, Gregory (Tasha) Prinkey, Jeffrey (Tammy) Prinkey, Kelli (Tad) Palmquist, Rebecca (Preston) Kranz, Laura (Aaron) Streich, Jodi (Josh) Kieser, Steve Rice, Brent (Karna) Rice, Leigh (Troy) Sandgren, and Lynn (Scott) Anderson; 28 great-grandchildren with one due in July; one great-greatgrandchild; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Henry and Erbie Von Berge; husband, Loren Roepke; grandson, Paul Roepke; brother, Ernie Von Berge; and special friend, Maynerd Rennecke. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
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The Power of Persistence
here is great power in persistence. Take for example, the angler who catches a large bass on that final cast, or the hunter who stays on stand—just a little bit longer. Indeed, often “just a little more” makes a big difference. The sales person sometimes makes their biggest sale at the end of the day. Certainly the athletic team that continues to play hard right up to the end increases their odds of winning when the buzzer sounds, or the whistle is blown. Even water that continually drips on a concrete floor will leave its mark. Eventually (perhaps after millions of drops) — the hardest concrete must give way to persistence. In the Bible believers are also encouraged to persist. Jesus clearly wanted His followers to be persistent when it came to prayer. In Luke 11 Jesus talked about a man who went to his friend at midnight in order to borrow some loaves of bread to feed a friend on a journey. Jesus pointed out that although that friend may not arise and give him the bread because he is his friend - he will because of the principle of persistence. Jesus said, “I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need” (Luke 11:8). Later in the same Gospel Jesus again emphasized the importance of persistence by telling a parable about a powerless widow woman and a wicked judge. The Scriptures state, “...Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1). How about you? Are you persistent when it comes to prayer? The importance of persistence also applies when it comes to serving the Lord. The fact is (if you have walked with the Lord long enough), there may be times when serving the Lord seems futile. In the 1700s, Irish statesman Edmund Burke wrote, “Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair.” Now, the Lord does not want us to despair, but He does want us to faithfully serve. The Apostle Paul knew that there were times when Christ’s followers would wonder if it was worth the trouble. He told the believers in Galatia, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). And again, the Christians in Corinth were challenged to persist in faithful service. Paul stated, “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58). How about you? Are you persistent in the things of God? Friend, may God help you and may He help me to keep praying, and keep serving. Let’s remember that there is power in persistence.
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Engagements Beckius — Jerabek
Hannah Beckius and Joel Jerabek, both of Glencoe, have announced their engagement and plans to marry May 25 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe. Parents of the couple are Tom and Sarah Beckius of Belle Plaine and Gary and Joyce Jerabek of Silver Lake. Beckius is a graduate of Minnesota State UniversityMankato and is employed as a social worker at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. Jerabek is a marketing graduate of Ridgewater College, where he played foot-
Pinske nearly in finals of state geography bee
Austin Pinske, son of Jennifer and Todd Pinske of Plato, competed April 5 in the Minnesota State Geography Bee at St. Cloud State University. Pinske, a seventh grader, represented Glencoe-Silver Lake Lincoln Jr. High School and came close to being one of the 10 finalists, having answered seven of the eight questions correctly. That gained him access to the tie-breaker room, where he competed for a top 10 finalist spot. Lincoln Jr. High congratulates Pinske for being a top 100 competitor in the Minnesota Geography Bee. His actual rank was 37th in the state.
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Dressel family welcomes son
Jess and Zach Dressel of Silver Lake are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jase Tyler, on April 17, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jase weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21-1/4 inches. Grandparents are Jeff and Julie Mallak of Silver Lake and Brian and Ramona Dressel of Brownton.
Girl born to Polifka, Becker
Tara Polifka and Brandon Becker of Glencoe are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, JoLynn Ivana Becker, on April 16, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. JoLynn weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches. Grandparents are Linette and Raymond Stanley and Robert Polifka, all of Glencoe, and Wendy and Brian Becker of New Auburn.
Joel Jerabek Hannah Beckius ball. He is self-employed as the owner of Perfect Touch Painting. A reception is planned at the Glencoe City Center and the couple plans to honeymoon in Hawaii.
Son born to Notts on April 16
Austin Pinske Sarah and Zachary Nott of Hutchinson are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bennett William, on April 16, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Bennett weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 22 inches. He is welcomed home by big sister Addison. Grandparents are Gary and Dale Graupmann of Glencoe and Les and Kim Nott of Clements.
Brinkman — Lindall
Lindsay Brinkman of Bloomington and Justin Lindall of Arden Hills announce their engagement and plans to marry June 15 at Crow River Winery in Hutchinson. Parents of the couple are Dale and Pat Brinkman of Glencoe, Curt and Kitty Mohr of Prior Lake and the late Dennis Lindall. Brinkman is a 2002 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, a 2006 graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris, and 2013 graduate of St. Mary’s University. She is a client care specialist with The Emily Program. Lindall is a 1992 graduate of Prior Lake High School, a
Early arrival, at grandparents’
Andy and Lindsay Schroeder of Norwood Young America (NYA) are proud to announce the birth of their son, Oliver Andrew, at 9:21 p.m., March 22, 2013. He arrived unexpectedly at his grandparents’ Waconia home. Oliver weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches. Big sister is Morgan. Grandparents are Bert and Luci Tellers of Waconia and Bill and Cindy Schroeder of NYA. Great-grandmothers are Celia Mead of NYA and Laura Schreoder of Cologne.
Son born to Lindahl family
Lindsay Brinkman Justin Lindall 1996 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and attended Bethel Seminary from 2000-03. He is a project manager with Master Electric. Justin and Jenny Lindahl of New Auburn announce the birth of their son, Caiden Robert, on April 22, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Caiden weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19-1/2 inches. Older siblings are Mckenna Lindahl, Hunter Lindahl, Baylee Pearson and Austin Eshelman.
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Mathwigs welcome daughter
Jared and Emily Mathwig of Lester Prairie announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Elise, on April 23, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Natalie weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19-1/4 inches. Older sister is Abigail. Grandparents are John and Althea Mathwig of Glencoe and Art and Karen Nowak Jr. of Silver Lake.
Staff ‘Panther Paws’
For their dedication and kindness to the students, as well as the remaining staff, Rostina Aguilar and Stephanie Freund were chosen for the staff “Panther Paws” award recipients for the month of April. The awards were announced at the Lakeside Elementary all-school meeting last Friday morning.
Sprengeler — Schugel
Dave and Becky Sprengeler of Plato announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Sprengeler, to Scott Schugel, son of Dan and Shelley Schugel of New Ulm. The couple plans a June 8 wedding at Hamburg. Sprengeler is a 2006 graduate of Mayer Lutheran High School in Mayer and a 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is employed at Genex CRI in Shawano, Wis. Schugel is a 2006 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is employed at Select Tires in Shawano, Wis.
Highway 5 construction projects begin May 6
Motorists are advised that road construction on Highway 5 from Gaylord to Arlington may begin as early as May 6, weather permitting. Work will begin on a bridge just east of Gaylord resulting in a two-week detour to Highway 19 and Sibley County Road 13. It also will begin in Arlington with the reconstruction of sidewalk ramps throughout town on Highway 5. The sidewalk improvements will be made on alternating ramps so that pedestrians are not inconvenienced. When the bridge work and pedestrian ramps are complete, the contractor will begin a resurfacing operation from First Street in Gaylord to Sheila Drive in Arlington. Traffic will be restricted to one lane and controlled with flagging operations and a pilot car. Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the work zone and watch for workers, equipment and traffic control devices. Central Specialties, Inc. of Alexandria is the contractor on the $2,593,892 project. The project should be complete in early July. Motorists can expect a smoother ride on Highway 5 and pedestrians in Arlington will have ADA compliant sidewalks. A second project on Highway 5 from Arlington to Green Isle is scheduled to begin in July. Go to www.511 mn.org for current statewide travel information.
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Litzau — Asche
Rebecca Litzau and Alex Asche, both of Chanhassen, announce their engagement and plans to marry June 22 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Helen Township. Parents of the couple are Larry and Eleanor Litzau of Glencoe and Dale and Janet Asche of Willmar. Litzau is a 1998 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, a 2004 graduate of Bemidji State University and is working on a graduate degree at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. She is a music teacher in the Minnetonka School District. Asche is a 2000 graduate of MACCRAY High School in Clara City, a 2003 graduate of Alexandria Technical Col-
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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter will hold “Walk MS: Hutchinson” on Sunday, May 5. Nearly 100 walkers are expected to come out and help raise more than $20,000. “Walk MS: Hutchinson” is one of 33 walk events throughout Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin. Dollars raised will support programs and services for more than 17,000 people with MS and their families in the Upper Midwest Chapter area and will fund cutting-edge research to stop the disease in its tracks, restore lost function and create a world free of MS. Participants in Walk MS: Hutchinson, which starts and ends at Masonic Park (located on Les Kouba Parkway), can choose a one or 4.5-mile route. People can take part in the event individually or as a team. Check-in is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Walkers can begin walking at 11 a.m. Visit myMSwalk.org or call 800-582-5296 for more information.
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April students of the month
Nine seventh-grade students were selected as Lincoln Junior High School’s April students of the month, including, front row, from left, Ben Olson, band; Chase Mohs, ag/industrial technology; Militza Medina, science; and Regina Moosbrugger, geography. In the back are Joseph Richards, English; Alex Invie, art; Theresa Siers, choir; Cole Plieseis, physical education; and Alex Ide, pre-algebra.
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On March 25, Ron Templin, center, of the Plato Lions was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow. At the same ceremony, the Plato Lions Club also observed its 30th year of service to the
community. Joining the ceremony were Plato Lions President Doris Schrupp, left, and District Governor and Glencoe Lion Ron Dahlke, right.
Plato Lions celebrate its 30 years of service to community
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8th-grade students of month
The eighth-grade students of the month of April at Lincoln Junior High include, front row, from left, Christian Higgins, RAP/leadership; Daria Fegley, band; and Becca McKeown, art. In the back are Teanna Vorlicek, family and consumer science; Grayson Maresh, algebra; Joseph Torgerson, health; Cameron Chap, history; and Emily Orocio, choir.
Area News
New city administrator hired
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Enterprise reported that Liza M. Donabauer has been hired as the new Arlington city administrator. She begins her duties on June 4. Donabauer is currently the city clerk for the city of Cleawater, Kan. She was one of four finalists interviewed.
Chiropractor is disciplined
HUTCHINSON — The Hutchinson Leader reported that Blaine M. MacDonald of Glencoe, a chiropractor who practices in Hutchinson and Glencoe, has been disciplined by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners for having an inappropriate relationship with a female patient. His license has been suspended for two years, the Leader reported. The order is stayed if MacDonald serves a 45-day suspension, after which he would be on probation for the rest of the two-year term.
Man sentenced to 86 months
GAYLORD — The Gaylord Hub reported that Jose Luis Acevedo, 51, of Gaylord, was sentenced to 86 months in prison after being convicted of a charge of first-degree sale of a controlled substance. He was sent to the St. Cloud facility for 57-1/3 months and will have another 28-2/3 months on supervised release, the Hub reported.
The Plato Lions club celebrated its 30 years of service to the community by emphasizing the motto “We Serve” on March 25 at the Plato Community Hall. There were 23 members present, along with 28 guests to help the club celebrate. Plato’s sponsoring club in 1983 was the Hamburg Lions. The first four women could not join until 1991, and the club’s guiding Lion was Bill Curtis of the Glencoe Lions Club. Guest speaker for the evening was District Govenor Ron Dahlke of the Glencoe Lions Club, who spoke about the “Reading Action” program, which is a call to action for every Lions club around the world to organize service projects and activities that underscore the importance of reading and to address the specific needs related to illiteracy within their own communities. Lions are known in 207 countries and help at hospitals, senior centers, schools, in areas battered by natural disasters, eyeglass recycling centers and with many community work projects.
Dahlke also said the Reading Action program will continue another nine years thanks to the Lions. One billion adults, or 26 percent of the world’s population, cannot read or write at a fourth-grade level, Dahlke said, and he asked that all Lions clubs complete the Reading Action program. Dahlke also updated the Plato Lions on the mid-winter convention at Mankato and that district Lions clubs collected 18,000 pairs of eyeglasses that are recycled for use with matching recipients often in third world countries. The Plato Lions also participates in the Parade of Green at the mid-winter Lions convention, and the Parade of Green collected $91,000 this past year for programs like the leader dog, LCIF, Project New Hope, the Minnesota Diabetic Foundation, Can Do Canines and the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank. Dahlke also talked about the well known, but very unique day that the Plato Lions celebrate — White Squirrel Day. The celebration consists of an omelet brunch, silent auction, duck races,
community church service, hamburgers in the park and the Hutch Clown Club that comes to entertain the kids and adults. At the March 25 celebration, four Plato Lions received chevrons from Dahlke for their years of service. The 30-year recipients were Tom Pinske, Ed Dummer, Kenneth Franke and Harlan Wilkens. The 25-year recipient was Orvillle Wilkens, and 20-year recipient was Alan Schramm. Plato Lion Ron Templin was the recipent of the Melvin Jones Fellow award. The Plato Lions club also remembered those no long with the club by holding a candle ceremony. The candle was extinguished by Bev Wilkens when the names were read. The members included Harry Lepel, Bob Pinske, John Arens, Wilma Arens, Donald Werth, John Kress and Lois Pinske. The Plato Lions Club currently has 27 members, but is always looking for new members. If interested, find a Lions member and see what the club is all about.
City administrator retires
NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA — Tom Simmons, 64, city administrator at Norwood Young America for the past 13 years, announced his early retirement, according to the Norwood Young America Times. Simmons plans to stay on until his replacement is found, which could be as early as Aug. 1.
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May planting considerations
Source: David Nicolai, Regional Extension Educator, crops Snow cover and precipitation during the week ending April 21 continued to limit field work in Minnesota, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. The topsoil and subsoil moisture levels are slowly recharging between frosts. Across Minnesota topsoil moisture supplies were rated 3 percent very short, 14 percent short, 59 percent adequate and 24 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated percent 18 very short, 38 percent short, 40 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Temperatures remained below normal throughout much of the state. The University of Minnesota’s South West Research and Outreach Center’s weather station reported a soil temperature at the 2inch depth average of 33 degrees on April 21 compared to 50 degrees on April 21, 2012. Corn requires soil temperatures of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for germination. However, once the last week of April is reached, corn planting should generally occur as soon as soils are dry enough, regardless of soil temperature. Wet soil conditions present a challenge with field operations such as applying fertilizers and planting in the spring. Ensure that soil conditions are optimum at planting. The concern we need to think about this spring is the potential for soil compaction. Side-wall compaction that can occur at planting due to wet soil conditions stymies early seedling growth both below and above ground and reduces yield potential. Soil compactions occurring during planting causes root deformation and subsequently yield reduction. Remember that deeper compaction from planting, spraying and harvesting equipment can reduce yields for future row crops. Seed furrows also can open up after heavy soil dries following wet conditions at planting, resulting in poor seed-to-soil contact and poor stand establishment. In addition, soil crusting can greatly hinder soybean emergence in fields planted under marginal conditions. What is the yield penalty for late-planted corn? In a study from 1988 to 2003 at University of Minnesota Research and Outreach Center at Lamberton, planting dates ranging from April 21 to May 6 produced grain yields within 1 percent of the maximum. In another study from 2009 to 2011 at Lamberton, Morris, and Waseca that was funded by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, grain yield was within 1 percent of the maximum when planting occurred between April 25 and May 10. In both studies, rapid decline in corn yield did not occur until planting was delayed beyond midMay when yield reductions of 3 percent and 15 percent when planting was delayed until midMay and late May, respectively. In order to maximize economic return, Dr. Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota Extension corn specialist’s guideline for growers in Minnesota is to stick with the planned seed choices until May 20 to May 25. When planting occurs after May 20 to May 25, it is wise to switch to hybrids that are five to seven relative maturity units earlier than full season for the region. What is the yield penalty for late-planted soybeans? Soybean planting date trials conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Lamberton Research and Outreach Center show similar, but not as severe, yield losses with delayed planting. Results from these trials show that planting soybeans around June 1 will provide about 85 percent of a maximum theoretical yield. However, yield potential drops quickly as planting is delayed though June. Soybean maturities should be adjusted when planting after about June 10. At this point, plant a soybean variety with a relative maturity rating of 0.5 units shorter than your original soybeans.
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Glencoe-Silver Lake School District preschoolers were honored by the Glencoe Public Library recently for reading, or being read to, in the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program that stresses the importance of reading at a young age. The youngsters also had an opportunity to perform as well as Sofia Amaya, Danielle Hermann and Amelia Boetel, above, danced to the music. At left, Ty Winterfeldt also felt the beat of the music. Thirty-nine youngsters took part in the program that is co-sponsored by the public libraries in Glencoe and Brownton as well as GlencoeSilver Lake Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program. Those youngsters completing increments of reading 1,000 books received prizes.
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Glencoe prosecutes one to two social host cases a year, and that it is incumbent upon the police department to “do our due diligence and make sure the investigation is done properly.” Shimanski also noted that stringent laws have long-lasting impacts on people’s job security, saying that many with records can’t find jobs and end up on welfare. Michele Barley, a public defender who helped craft the ordinance with a Zero Adult Provider (ZAP) committee, presented information about the ordinance to a group of students who were in attendance for student government day. She tried to address some of the commissioners’ concerns. Barley likened the ordinance to both the seat belt law and the law passed to restrict the sale of certain overthe-sale medication that also is used to manufacture methamphetamine. The goal of such laws, is public protection and to educate people about the perils of illegal drug use or, in the case cited above, the benefits of using seat belts. “Hopefully, this will change the way people look at underage drinking, and we won’t need ordinances like this any more,” said Barley. And, she said, sometimes the government takes the role of protector and enacts laws for public safety. “Sometimes you have to force people to see that this is a safety issue,” said Barley. Barley also said that most of the crimes she sees in court involve alcohol, drugs, sex and gambling. “If you saw in this courthouse what I see every day, there is no way you’d vote against this ordinance,” said Barley. One student said that a countywide ordinance is better than a city one, such as the one currently in use in Glencoe. Otherwise, Thompson said, the local law just “forces people to move their parties out into the county.” Other students pointed out inconsistencies in the laws. For example, under state statute, a parent can allow their underage child to drink in private setting with their parents’ permission. One student thought that was OK. “Your parents aren’t going to let you get hammered and stumble around,” she said. But other students said that if research shows that if alcohol use is dangerous to young people, it ought not be allowed at all. Barley said research shows that alcohol can have emotional, physical and social impacts on young people. Young people’s brains, she said, don’t fully develop until they are in their mid-20s. “People don’t start to make wise choices for themselves until they are in their mid20s,” Barley said. As the discussion came to a close, and before the County Board voted, Chair Paul Wright asked for a show of hands from the students, asking them “are we making the community safer, or are we just finding another way to bust somebody?” Wright then noted that there was some student support of each view. The County Board then voted, with Sheldon Nies, Wright and Kermit Terlinden voting in favor, and Christensen and Shimanski voting against it.
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