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More taxes, spending, gay marriage
By Rich Glennie Editor From the outside looking in, it appeared to be a slam dunk for the majority DFLers at this year’s Minnesota Legislature. They had majorities in both the House and Senate along with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. But all was not rosy for the DFLers, according to District 18 State Sen. Scott Newman, RHutchinson. He said the in-fighting was fierce between the House and Senate Democrats, and in the end, the minority Republicans played a role in what was passed, and not passed. The session will go down in history for two main things — the controversial gay-rights marriage amendment and one of the largest tax increases ever. But it was a frantic race to the finish last week despite total DFL control of the process. In the end, the DFL-controlled Legislature, along with Gov. Dayton, approved nearly $3 billion in new tax revenue and new fees, and ballooned the state budget expenditures to over $38 billion for the next biennium. Newman said there was little minority Republicans could do about it. The gains the Republicans made in the previous biennium to reduce the size of state government were undone by the DFLers this session, Newman admitted.
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Glencoe Days mixes traditional with new
The 2013 Glencoe Days celebration has a full schedule of traditonal and new events planned for Friday and Saturday, June 21-22. The schedule includes events for family fun such as live music, great food, fireworks, parade, and a craft and vendor fair. Returning again to this year’s event is the midway amusement rides, the celebration’s annual parade at 3 p.m., Saturday, and Saturday evening’s fireworks show. New this year is Tricia & the Toonies at 10 a.m. on Saturday and the kiddie costume parade, also on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Glencoe Days Parade entries are now being accepted (call 864-6143). Participants can still register for the kickball tournament (call at 320-510-2390), the co-ed mud volleyball tournament (call 864-5490), and beer pong (call 320-2210291). Same-day registration applies to a number of other activities, such as the Glencoe Regional Health Services Fun Run and Walk and the kiddie tractor pull. This year’s live music will include local band Blurred Vision on Friday night from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday’s live music will showcase Eagle River from the Twin Cities from 8 p.m. to midnight. They bring the hottest sounds of country and rock to please any type of audience. In addition to the live music, Crazy Airwaves will be there providing music on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and again on Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Celebrate our community’s proud heritage by experiencing this year’s Glencoe Days! Friday, June 21 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Midway amusement rides and food stands open. 5 p.m. — Annual free corn feed sponsored by Seneca Foods. 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — free music by “Crazy Airwaves.” 5:30 p.m. — Lions Bingo in Shelter No. 1 6 p.m. — Friday Night Classic Car Cruise (meet at Glencoe Fleet Supply ending at Oak Leaf Park; Contact Cory Popelka at 864-4964 for details.) 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Minute to Win It. 7 p.m. — Brewers baseball game vs. Plato Bluejays. 7 p.m. — Beer pong (register by calling 320-221-0291)
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Members of the Glencoe American Legion Post 95/ Glencoe VFW Post 5102 Color Guard presented tthe flags prior to Monday’s Memorial Day services in the high school au-
ditorium. At left is Duane Flemming of the Legion Post 95 and Lyle Winterfeldt of the VFW Post 5102.
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Commissioners approve CUP for feedlot north of Hutchinson
By Lori Copler Staff Writer McLeod County Commissioner Paul Wright tried to bring harmony to an area that is both rural residential and agriculture at the County Board’s May 21 meeting. At issue was a conditional use permit to establish a feedlot on a parcel less than 40 acres within the Hutchinson Joint Planning area. The site is on 210th Street in Hutchinson Township, and is more than 4,000 feet from the Hutchinson city limits, according to background information furnished at the meeting. The application was made by Kevin Buss and his daughter, Kelsey, who hope to have about 120 milking cows and 100 replacement animals on the farmsite. Although the area is zoned agricultural, a number of rural residential homes have been built in the area, and neighbors expressed concern about potentially declining property values, odors and cows straying from the farmsite onto neighboring property. The Hutchinson Joint Planning Board had considered the permit at its May 15 meeting, but a motion to approve it with three attached conditions failed 3-3. Wright, a dairy farmer himself, said after hearing neighbors’ comments — both against and in favor of the Buss operation — said that the decision to approve or deny the permit would be a difficult one. “What makes it difficult is that this is in the Hutchinson planning area,” said Wright. “The question is this truly a residential area, or a rural area?” Wright noted that the proposed dairy will be located on a farmsite that had been used for a cow herd before, with existing buildings. To try and address all the concerns, as well as grant the Busses’ wishes, Wright suggested attaching 15 conditions to the permit, instead of just three. “These would be on the CUP (conditional use permit) and the Busses would have to abide by them,” said Wright. “I truly believe that this will work.” Among Wright’s suggested conditions were an annual inspection, that any changes in the site or structures be preapproved by county officials, that there be a manure management plan, notification to neighbors before emptying lagoons and spreading manure, all required permits will be obtained, and there be plans for clean-up of any spilled manure, etc. Commissioner Sheldon Nies, while commending Wright for doing his “due
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Memorial Day stresses volunteering, sacrifices
By Rich Glennie Editor For the first time in recent memory, the Memorial Day services at High Island Lake Cemetery in New Auburn were moved ... indoors. The damp weather and drizzle conditions forced the services from the cemetery into the big shelter house near the lake where the Rev. Harold Storm gave the annual Memorial Day speech. While many look at Memorial Day as being a time for camping, family gatherings, a threeday weekend or even for remembering deceased family, Strom said the real meaning of Memorial Day is two words — “for us. That’s what it’s all about. Service to the country for us. Someone gave their life ‘for me.’” Strom said many people volunteer to serve out of patriotism, but every generation needs to “be influential on those who follow us. They are the future of our country.” Strom said veterans served for many reasons, but he said it boils down to commraderie, “those on your left and on your right. That’s actually all that matters in war.” He said soldiers deal with the
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Weather
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Record Happenings
Sportsmen’s Club to meet
The Glencoe Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 3, at the VFW Club meeting room.
Police Report
Glencoe Police investigated a report of a burglary on Morningside Avenue at 12:35 p.m., Tuesday. A house was broken into. A bicycle was found in the parking lot at the law enforcement center on 10th Street on Tuesday afternoon. Police and sheriff’s deputies were called to a domestic disturbance at 10:29 a.m., Wednesday, at a Baldwin Avenue residence. On Thursday, at 8:20 a.m., police were called to a medical emergency at Grand Meadows Senior Living, where a resident had elevated blood pressure, was dizzy and had blurred visiion. The resident was transported to Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) emergency room. Police and firefighters responded to a call to the McLeod County Courthouse at 7:58 a.m., Friday, when someone reported smelling gas in the building. A two-year-old was reported missing at 2:32 a.m., Saturday, in the area of Hennepin Avenue and 16th Street. The child was located in about two hours later uninjured and returned to parents. Involved in the search were police, fire, ambulance and sheriff’s office personnel. Police assisted the sheriff’s office with a vehicle in the ditch on Dairy Avenue at 7:59 a.m., Saturday. A juvenile was arrested for drinking. A person was talked out of jumping off the Hennepin Avenue bridge at about 10 a.m., Saturday, and taken for a mental health evaluation. A gas theft was reported at 2:45 p.m., Saturday, at Super America. Another gas theft was reported at 3:11 p.m., Sunday, at Super America. The individual paid for snacks inside the store, but the card did not register properly when swiped at the pump outside. At 1:58 a.m., Monday, police were called for a medical emergency at a residence on Hennepin Avenue. A woman was unconscious and not responding. She was taken by ambulance to GRHS. Another medical was reported at 12:25 p.m., Monday, also at a Hennepin Avenue residence. The person had difficulty breathing and was transported to GRHS by ambulance. Police were called to Go For It Gas at 10:04 p.m., Monday, when someone put a credit card into the pump but left without canceling their transaction. The next car started pumping on the first person’s transaction. Police could not locate the first party.
Abundant Table set June 5
The Abundant Table community meal is set for Wednesday, June 5, in the basement fellowship hall at Christ Lutheran Church, 1820 Knight Ave., in Glencoe. The meal is free and open to families and children, elderly and all seeking fellowship or in need of a helping hand. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. for fellowship and serving is at 5 p.m. Participants are asked to notify the church by calling 320-864-4549 in order to know how many meals to prepare.
Museum open house June 2
The McLeod County Historical Museum will host an open house at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 2, for its $65,000 archival compression storage system that will double the storage capacity of the museum’s computerized archives. “The new archive is a huge advancement” for researchers and guests of the museum, said Lori Pickell-Stengel, museum executive director. The open house will offer an opportunity “to thank all the volunteers and staff members whose hard work made it happen,” said Pickell-Stengel.
Photos courtesy Nicole Gepson
In concert
The Glencoe-Silver Lake 912 Band performed in concert on May 20 and included a guest soloist, Ben Faugstad, director of bands at Lake Mils (Iowa) High School, above. Faugstad performed “Sticks and Stones” with the GSL Concert Band. At left is Samantha Johnson, a junior trumpet player. Johnson was recognized by GSL Band Director Peter Gepson as the “most improved junior.” Gepson also noted the band now has a facebook page: www.facebook. com/gslbands.
Glencoe seniors to meet
The Glencoe Senior Citizens group will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 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, June 4, for card playing.
Rotary tip night set June 6
The Glencoe Rotary Club will be hosting a tip night at Unhinged Pizza in Glencoe on Monday, June 6, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Proceeds will be used for local community service projects. 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.
Maass, Ober named top senior athletes
The Panther Booster Club sponsored its annual Glencoe-Silver Lake Senior Recognition banquet Sunday evening at the high school that honored seniors for their various accomplishments in athletics and fine arts during the 2012-13 school year. Laura Donnay, Booster Club president, provided the welcome at the event, and GSL High School Principal Paul Sparby presented the recognition awards and scholarships. Among the awards for athletics were: The outstanding senior athletes, who were Ethan Maass and Clarissa Ober. Maass lettered 12 times in his high school career in football, basketball and baseball. He was All-Wright County Conference (WCC) Honorable mention twice and allconference six times, twice in each sport he played. He was a team captain as well. Ober lettered 15 times in her high career in volleyball, basketball and track and field. She was an all WCC honorable mention once and all-conference seven times. She was chosen captain three times and all-state twice in her career. The other awards included: • George Chalupsky awards in memory for the long-time member of Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 and outstanding Silver Lake Athelete. The male award went to Brandon Ebert, a nine-time letterwinner, and the female award went to Kelley Beneke, who lettered 15 times in her high school career. • The Joe Kostelic Award is in memory of Kostelic, a long-time Glencoe athletic director. The recipients were Ray Eberhard, a 10-time letterwinner, and Clarissa Ober, who lettered 15 times in her career. • The Jerry Style Distinguished Athlete Award was in memory of Style, another long-time athletic director at Glencoe and Glencoe-Silver Lake. Recipents were Greg Ober,
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Ethan Maass a 16-time letterwinner; Joe Fehrenbach, a 10-time letterwinner; and Courtney Lemke, who earned 10 athletic letters. • The Triple A awards recognized top students in their class who were involved in Athletics, Academics and the Arts (AAA). The male winner was Eric Thalmann, and the female winner was Alexandra Stensvad. • The Super Senior Award went to Kyle Polzin, Thalmann and Mercy Rakow. It goes to seniors who “have gone above and beyond to make GSL a better place.” • Caty Delwiche Scholarship Award went to Polzin, Jalen Metcalf and Kaitlyn Boesche. • The four-year, three-season awards went to Lindsay Becker, Kelley Beneke, Amber Drong, Reed Dunbar, Ebert, Fehrenbach, Jennifer Jacques, Nicholas Jenkins, Maass, Ober, Travis Rothstein, Thalmann and Shannon Twiss. Special music awards included: • Director’s Band Award — Samantha Iverson. • John Phillip Sousa Award — Elizabeth Bonillo. • Semper Fidelis Award for Band — Nicholas Rose. • Louis Armstrong Jazz Award — Chad Thompson. • L.V. Olson Award — Bonillo. • Choral director award — Tori Varland. • Arion Award — Stensvad. • National Choral Award — Thalmann. Clarissa Ober Special Drama Awards included: • Dramatic Arts Awards (outstanding actor and actress) — John Seipel and Drong. • Theatre Arts Award (outstanding leadership) — Jacques. A special art award was to Heidi Johnson as the outstanding senior visual artist. Special science fair awards included: • Teddi Grego, blue project award. • Mercy Rakow, purple project award, state fair trip, $50 Thin Film award, $50 Iris award, alternate to International Science and Engineering Fair; fourth-place bronze medal at state, state participation medal and $500 Medicine and Health award. Stensvad, purple project award, state fair trip, purple paper award, state symposium trip, $50 Thin Film award, $50 pharmaceutical award, Air Force certificate award, Chemical Society honorable mention, Clarity for Project award honorable mention, state participation medal, Army/Navy state award, ISWEEEP trip to Houston, Texas, in May with a third-place bronze medal and $150 award. The U.S. Army Reserve Scholar/Athlete awards went to Reed Dunbar and Kristin Garbers. A variety of other scholarships were announced as well and will appear in the special graduation issue to be published on June 5.
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Trailblazer ends year in the black; Board establishes reserve fund
By Lori Copler Staff Writer Trailblazer Transit finished 2012 in the black, and its Joint Powers Board voted Thursday to establish a reserve fund for the two-county transit system with the leftover local-share funds. According to its fourthquarter report, Trailblazer spent 96.8 percent of its budget, or about $2.148 million of its proposed $2.219 million budget. Trailblazer Transit Director Gary Ludwig said Trailblazer has seen significant “efficiencies” with its new building, which allowed it to consolidate all of its operations under one roof. In fact, indications are that Trailblazer saved about $110,000 in operating expenses with the new facility. “This was a whole team effort of all the employees of Tr a i l b l a z e r, ” c o m m e n t e d McLeod County Commissioner Kermit Terlinden. “They should be very proud of this.” McLeod County Commissioner Sheldon Nies said he is pleased with how the building project went. “In all my years of being involved in things like this, I’ve never had a contract or a building project this large that came in under budget,” said Nies. The efficiencies meant that McLeod and Sibley counties will save about 12 percent on their “local share” of the operating and other expenses of Trailblazer Transit. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) also contributes financially to the system — 85 percent of its $1.2 million cap on reimbursable expenses, 50 percent toward a $90,000 operating deficit and 80 percent of vehicle purchases — and Trailblazer itself realizes revenue from riders’ fares and service contracts. Typically, Ludwig said, in good years the Joint Powers Board elects to reduce its next year’s share by however much it saved in its local share. Another option is to establish a reserve fund, Ludwig said. Beverly Herfindahl of MnDOT’s District 8 transit program, strongly urged the Joint Powers Board to establish a reserve fund. Herfindahl pointed to last year ’s state shutdown, in which the state withheld payments on non-essential services until the state was back in operation. “A lot of transit systems used their reserves to cash flow during the shutdown,” said Herfindahl. Herfindahl suggested a reserve fund that will equal at least three to four months of expenses. The Board subsequently voted to establish a reserve of at least $50,000. In other business Thursday, the Joint Powers Board: • Approved a new 2013-14 contract with New Country School, a charter school in Henderson, at the same rates as the 2012-13 school year, which is $5 per person per one-way ride, with a 30-person minimum. • Agreed to purchase a used floor scrubber for the bus bay, which Ludwig said will reduce cleaning time to about 40 minutes from about four hours. • Approved a resolution for purchasing three new buses in 2013 for a total cost of $210,000, or about $70,000 per bus. • Heard that Trailblazer had added four drivers with its new pay scale, which the Joint Powers Board had approved at the last meeting. Terlinden suggested making some of the part-time positions full-time, split-shift positions in hopes of attracting more applicants. “I know a big issue is benefits,” said Terlinden. Jim Swanson, Sibley County Commissioner, also pointed out that under the new Affordable Health Care Act, people will qualify for benefits at 30 hours per week. • Held a closed session for the annual evaluation of Ludwig’s job performance.
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Historic preservation
District 18A State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, spoke at a May 21 meeting hosted by the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society (GHPS) at the Glencoe City Center. The GHPS is seeking state funds to help finish exterior repairs on the north side of the City Center and to finish the restrooms on the west wing of the building. GHPS is seeking about $38,000 to complete the work, and that is considered a middle-range grant category. Urdahl, also an author and history teacher, sits on a commission that determines eligibility for the state’s Legacy funds throughout the state. Joining him at the meeting were two members of the Minnesota Historical Society. Urdahl said the state Legislature set aside “good funding” in the Legacy bill approved for the next biennium. “Building preservation is important,” Urdahl said, and pointed to the needs at the state Capitol building as a good example. The meeting was held to give area organizers an idea of how the grant application process works and what grants are available.
Corrections & Clarifications
In last week’s Chronicle sports page caption for the Panthers 12U AA baseball team, a name was misspelled. It should have been Ty Christensen. ***** The Chronicle strives for accuracy in its reports. If you find an error, bring it to our attention. Call 8645518 and ask for Rich Glennie, editor.
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fact that “tomorrow is uncertain.” Memorial Day is not just for those who did not return from war, but for those who did and came back disabled and scarred from their experiences, Strom said. “They still live with their nightmares. We need to support and care and bring some normalcy back to them.” “That is the reason we have the greatest military. It is the desire to help others,” Canarr said. “To me, I joined to help out and to pay back. I felt it was my duty,” he said. He said his lifelong friends are those he made during his 34 years in the Air Force, 21 of those years as an officer. ish his speech, choking up while remembering his fellow soldiers who died in Iraq. He stressed that Americans need to always remember those who sacrificed to serve. District 18B State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, a former U.S. Marine, also spoke at the Plato ceremony. Gruenhagen stressed the the United States is a republic “with God-given rights,” including the right to bear arms. He stressed that the state Constitution as well as 49 of the 50 state constitutions recognize “The Creator, God or the Lord. The rights are Godgiven, not man-given.” Gruenhagen said government and politicians do not solve problems, “they often create them.” He thanked his constiutents for making government function. He also said Americans are “the most generous people in the world,” and pointed to the Plato Legion’s many contributions to many organizations each year as an example. This year, the Plato Legion donated $28,680 to various school, civic and charitable organizations. One benefactor, Eric Thalmann of Plato, a senior at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, spoke on behalf of the Close Up program that travels to Washington, D.C., to see government work firsthand, and the Business Professionals of America (BPA) that received donations to allow the GSL students to compete at national competitions.
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Lt. Col. Weslie Canarr, a retired Air Force officer, was the keynote speaker at the Glencoe Memorial Day service in the high school auditorium. Canarr spoke about why people volunteer to serve their country. He said he comes from a long line of veterans in his family who “have served and are serving. I’ve had the good fortunate not to have lost anyone; and for that I’m grateful.” Canarr said, “Volunteerism is powerful.” People volunteer for the military service for a variety of reasons ranging from self sacrifice or giving back “but all do it with a purpose. “There is no greater good than serving fellow Americans; making a difference,” Canaar said. Volunteering is not for everyone, Canarr said. Volunteering is not for the self-centered; it is not for glory seekers or glory hounds. It is an exclusive club not often joined.” Canarr quoted Teddy Rooosevelt who said, “Great victories require great sacrifices.”
Plato service
Dave Smith, a retired West Point graduate from Norwood Young America, was the keynote speaker at Plato’s Memorial Day service at Plato Community Hall. He had a difficult time finishing his speech when he recalled fellow West Pointers who did not survive the war in Iraq. Smith said he was a West Point graduate in 1999 and chose to serve with the Army’s armored corps after graduation. He served in Kosovo in 2000 and Iraq in 2003. He retired from the military in 2005. He called West Point, the Army academy north of New York City, “a mythical place” steeped in military history of past leaders. The motto is “Duty, Honor and Country.” West Point tests cadets mentally, physically and emotionally, Smith said and added he enjoyed the structured environment of the academy. His time in Iraq showed him the differences between Iraqis who supported Saddam Hussein and those who did not, “and that made it worth it” in helping get rid of the dictator, he said. But Smith struggled to fin-
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diligence” on trying to find a solution, voted against a motion to approve a CUP, citing two stipulations that must be proven prior to granting a CUP — that the conditional use will “not be injurious to the use and enjoyment of other property in the immediate area” and that it will “not impede the normal and orderly development and improvement of surrounding vacant property for uses predominant to the area.” Zoning Administrator Larry Gasow noted that the Busses will still need a variance because the feedlot will be within the required 1,320foot setback from the nearest residence. The feedlot will be about 840 feet from its closest neighbor. In other business May 21, the County Board: • Approved a conditional use permit for the McLeod County Highway Department’s planned maintenance facility in Hale Township. • Entered into an agreement with United Grain Systems (UGS) regarding the installation for three safety lights at the intersection of its driveway with Highway 15, just northwest of Brownton. Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst said the lights will be installed by UGS and the department of transportation, but UGS will take on the electrical costs and future maintenance costs for the lights. Typically, the county picks up the cost of electricity and maintenance once the lights are installed. • Agreed to buy a new crew-cab pickup for the highway department to replace a 2000 regular cab pickup that has 90,000 miles on it.
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Most egregious of many bad bills coming out of 2013 Legislature
Our view: Daycare unionization bill is blatant money, power grab; likely violates federal law
hether you agree with the politics or not, it is always nice to see our local legislators return to the home district and tell us what actually went during the last session in St. Paul. District 18 State Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, availed himself to The Chronicle last week for an interview, and District 18A State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, came to Glencoe to talk to the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society about grants and the Legacy Amendment funding process. Both looked like they could use more sleep after marathon sessions at the Capitol in the final days, something that has now become a tradition it seems. Wait until the last moments of the session to pass crucial legislation — like the omnibus tax bill — that impacts all Minnesotans. To no one’s surprise, the DFLcontrolled Legislature, combined with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, undid all the gains the Republicans had made the previous two legislative sessions. The Republicans’ cuts in the size of state government and its bloated bureacracy in 2011 and 2012 were buried under an avalanche of tax increases, new taxes and a boat load of new spending initiatives. In blunt terms state government just got a whole lot larger, a lot more bloated and now has its hand even deeper into our wallets and purses. And next year may see more of the same. With all the new taxes and other historic changes foisted upon Minnesotans by the majority DFLers, it is difficult to zero in on just one bill to criticize. But one seems more egregious than most. It is the move to unionize childcare providers and personal attendants for the disabled. That may be the most galling of the lot, con-
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sidering it is a blatant attempt to build union membership and union clout in an industry made up mainly of self-employed entrepreneurs and private contractors. In a nutshell, if a provider takes public dollars for caring for children, it must pay union dues. Newman may have said it best. The move to unionize childcare providers will not make for better care of children, or those providing services for disabled persons (personal care attendants). Rather it is “a money train for unions; that’s what it’s all about,” Newman told The Chronicle. The money is deducted at the state level and goes directly to the union, whether providers sign up for union membership or not. So as a care provider, if you take public dollars, you must pay dues, whether you join the union or not. In some instances that would be called racketeering. While the bill allows for a statewide vote by providers on whether to unionize, Newman pointed out that only 30 percent of those actually voting need to agree in order for it to happen. Thirty percent? And whatever happened to a majority vote? Newman also noted that there are 30,000 providers listed in the state, but the bill only requires 500 cards to be signed to put the issue to a vote. What? What happened to the other 29,500 providers? The bill is heavily skewed on the side of unions, Newman said, and he almost guaranteed it will go to federal court for a ruling on its constitutionality. “It is absolutely wrong,” Newman said. We agree. But this is what happens when one party has total control of the legislative process. It results in bad legislation for all Minnesotans. — R.G.
Letters to Editor Letterwriter confirms concerns about gay agenda
To the Editor: If Marina Frestadt-Latourelle meant to make reasonable arguments in favor of gay marriage in her letter to the editor on May 22, (“Response to thoughts on gay marriage”) she failed. If anything, she confirmed exactly what Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen said in his recent editorial, “Thoughts on the passage of state’s gay marriage bill.” As stated in Frestadt-Latourelle’s letter, “gender neutral terms would only be REQUIRED in situations that a student is being presumptuous about another’s family makeup.” So essentially, she confirms the concern that children should be forced to use the gender-neutral terms such as “parent” instead of mother or father so as not to offend someone. I have read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and I cannot find a “Right to not be offended” anywhere in either document. On the other hand, the First Amendment does guarantee the free exercise of religion and free speech. Frestadt-Latourelle goes on to validate Gruenhagen’s other concern, which is that private business owners now must give up their religious freedom to accommodate homosexuals. She states, for example, that a photographer will not have the right to refuse to take pictures for a gay wedding even if they have strong religious convictions against it, claiming that, “This goes beyond the photographer’s right to practice their religion and infringes on the rights of the couple to receive fair and equal justice.” Really? So by her rationale, the gay couple’s rights supersede the photographer’s rights to practice his “freedom of religion” found in the Bill of Rights. And, in fact, this very situation has actually occurred in New Mexico when Christian photographers who owned Elane Photography were approached by a same sex couple looking to hire a wedding photographer. They politely declined citing their Christian faith and were promptly sued and lost. Elane Photography was then unjustly ordered to pay out $6,600 in legal fees for the gay couple, in spite of the fact that the couple found another photographer for their wedding. In New Mexico, you apparently no longer have a right to your free expression and practice of faith. This is only one example of the numerous private business owners in other states who have been sued for supposedly “discriminating” against homosexuals seeking to be married and how it will now negatively infringe upon the rights of Minnesota business owners. In fact, an analysis of the gay marriage bill by six prominent religious liberty scholars warned all Minnesota legislators that the gay marriage bill violates the religious liberty protections guaranteed by the Minnesota and U.S. Constitution. A lesbian attorney from Canada has expressed this best in her statement when she said, “Ultimately, religious freedom will have to give way to the homosexual agenda because the two cannot coexist.” Is this what the people of Minnesota bargained for last fall when we failed to pass the Marriage Amendment? The people of Minnesota have been lied to and duped into believing that the Marriage Amendment wasn’t necessary because, according to them, we already had a law on the books defining marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman. We tried to warn that that law was not enough and could be easily changed. And now, only six months later, we see the impending threat to our religious freedom and what will be taught to our children in school. Parents, be vigilant. Your children are at risk of being forced to learn about and accept a lifestyle that a large percentage of us believe is immoral and unhealthy. Emily Gruenhagen Glencoe
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Please God, I’m only 16 ...
Editor’s note: This article, author unknown, was submitted by Helma Engelmann of Glencoe, who first read it in June 1976. She said she has since given a copy to all her grandchildren whenever they turn 16. She thought with graduation coming, it was a good time to reprint it as a reminder. “Please God, I’m only 16 ...” The day I died was an ordinary school day. But I was too cool for the bus. I remember how I wheedled the car out of Mom. “Special favor,” I pleaded. “All the kids drive.” When the 2:50 bell rang, I threw all my books in the locker. I was free until 8:40 tomorrow morning. I ran to the parking lot, excited at the thought of driving a car and being my own boss. Free! It doesn’t matter how the accident happened. I was goofing off ... going too fast. Taking crazy chances. But I was enjoying my freedom and having fun. The last thing I remember was passing an old lady who seemed to be going awfully slow. I heard a deafening crash and felt a terrible jolt. Glass and steel flew everywhere. My whole body seemed to be turning inside out. I heard myself scream. Suddenly I awakened. It was very quiet. A police officer was standing over me. Then I saw a doctor. My body was mangled, and I was saturated with blood. Pieces of jagged glass were sticking out all over. Strange that I couldn’t feel anything. Hey, don’t pull that sheet over my head. I can’t be dead. I’m only 16. I’ve got a date tonight. I am supposed to grow up and have a wonderful life. I haven’t even lived yet. I can’t be dead! Later, I was placed in a drawer. My folks had to identify me. Why did they have to see me like this? Why did I have to look at Mom’s eyes as she faced the most horrible ordeal of her life? Dad suddenly looked like an old man. He told the man in charge, “Yes, he’s my son.” The funeral was a weird experience. I saw my relatives and friends walk toward the casket. They passed by, one by one, and looked at me with the saddest eyes I’ve ever seen. Some of my buddies were crying. A few of the girls touched my hand and sobbed as they walked by. Please ... somebody ... wake me up! Get me out of here. I can’t bear to see my mom and dad so broken up. My grandparents are so racked with grief they can barely walk. My brothers and sisters are like zombies. They move like robots. In a daze ... everybody. No one can believe this. And I can’t believe this either. Please don’t bury me. I’m not dead! I have a lot of living to do. I want to laugh and run again. I want to sing and dance. Please don’t put me in the ground. I promise if you give me one more chance, God, I’ll be the most careful driver in the whole world. All I want is one more chance. Please, God, I’m only 16.
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From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
May 30, 1913 O.C. Conrad, Editor A postponed meeting of the proposed new cooperative creamery association was held last Saturday afternoon. A large gathering of farmers was present, who adopted a constitution and elected the following officers — T.T.McAdam, president; J.H. Reil, secretary; J.F. Zeidler, treasurer; and Fred Karstens, Albert Hofrock, Otto Schatz, E.R. Preston and Ferdinand Hochsprung, directors. The matter of how much to invest in a new building and equipment was taken up and it was decided to limit the amount to $8,000. It was decided to build the creamery south of the track, in or near the village. The Herman Frauendienst home in New Auburn Township was the scene of a happy gathering last Sunday on the occasion of the marriage of their daughter, Miss Alvina, to Charles F. Uecker, one of Dryden Township’s popular young men. The marriage service took place at the Mountville Lutheran church, following the regular service. cries of the two brothers clinging to the boat. Physical training teacher Lloyd Ostrander and George H. Laible, of the Glencoe Enterprise, started for the distressed men, who were about 200 feet from shore. The two called for them to save their brother, who had gone under. Mr. Ostrander dove several times, but was unable to find the drowning man. The body of the young man was eventually brought to the surface of the lake with the use of grappling hooks brought by the Hutchinson Fire Department. There was nearly another fatal accident on Lake Marion Wednesday when a boat carrying two local anglers, Gust Schwarzrock and Albert Gehrke, capsized, throwing the two men into the icy water. Albert Spaude was the hero of the incident when he rescued the men, who were heavy ladened with clothes as the weather was rather cold that day. Seventeen Brownton High School seniors will receive their diplomas June 2. Class members are Robert F. Booth, Orva Shirley Ewald, Henrietta Emilie Hardel, Charlotte Hochsprung, George Husske, Wendell Klitzke, Ruth S.L. Kreie, Alice Maguire, Alan Edward Petersen, Ruth A. Rickert, Burnetta Schleeter, William M. Schmidt, Cecelie Mae Spiering, Telva G. Urbach, Reuben E. Weerts, Kenneth Eugene West and Evangeline E. Ziemann. Church Sunday morning. They class includes Donald Albrecht, DuWayne Dennin, Bruce Joecks, Larry Klitzke, Judith Henke, Joan Lindeman, Rhonda Spiering and Naomi Zimmerman. Harry Schulz, 60, died Friday morning, May 24, at his home just north of Brownton. Funeral services were held Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. Mr. Schulz spent most of his life farming southwest of Brownton, and also was engaged in farm work at Cosmos, Stewart, Glencoe and Brownton.
Soldier coming home to Minnesota
Editor’s note: Linda Krueger of Glencoe, who is involved in Operation Minnesota Nice at Christmas time, continues to receive correspondence from some of the soldiers who have received her holiday care packages. One, Kevin Wood of Winona, wrote the following: ***** This is most likely the last update I will write of Afghanistan, as May is almost gone and my unit is preparing to leave this distant country. I would like to start my message by saying “thank you” for all the support I have received from everyone on this contact list. Whether it was thoughtful e-mails of support or the carefully handpacked care packages you sent me in the mail, your actions have served as a reminder of the fulfilling life that most patiently awaits my return. For it is this anticipated homecoming that I can’t wait for, to enjoy all the freedoms and liberties America offers and to see family and friends is a reoccurring desire that runs through my mind constantly. In the past month, life at Shindand has seamlessly passed by; missions have been steady and packing up to go home has kept us busy. As we pack up all our equipment, we have to sort whatever equipment we have into two modes of transport: bags flying with us on the C130 and bags/equipment that are to be transported on a ship. It is a good feeling to complete this task as we know it is one step closer to going home. The fighting has picked up here in R.C. West as the Taliban knows the ISAF forces are soon going to be leaving this sovereign nation. Some of the missions I have been on this past month were directly due to this determination and pressure of the enemy. Within their determination comes deception, for this is the fighting tactic they use to breech our heavily fortified lines of defense. The Taliban infiltrate us by pretending to be Afghan Army recruits and get accepted into the Afghan Army; keep in mind it is the task of coalition special forces to train this crude army and take them out on patrol and missions with them in hopes that someday they will be able to defend themselves and force the Taliban out of their country. In training these soldiers, we equip them with all the necessary tools to make them an effective soldier on the battlefield, including that of a weapon so when it comes time that the Taliban leader gives the order to attack it is all too easy for them to turn on the American troops and open fire until lethal force is used against the impostor, and he is rendered mortally wounded. This is what is known as a “Green on a Blue Attack” and is the reason why we had to MEDEVAC two Marines to an echelon of higher care to treat their incurred injuries. I believe this is the limiting factor of our success in this war-stricken country, because as many implications and tools we use to identify friendly vs. enemy, we still will never fully understand who it is we can trust. The hot and dry climate has hit Shindand in full force, highs are usually around a sweltering 104 degrees, and there have been a couple days where it has gotten up to 110 degrees. Needless to say, some of the plants are not fond of this adverse climate and are literally taking a “dirt” nap with no intentions of waking up. I guess there is still a good portion of them that are still standing strong though, but all this hard work of growing these vegetables paid off as we reaped the benefits of our first vegetable crop this past week. The yield consisted of radishes, garden beans, onions, kohlrabi and sweet peas; a pretty fruitful harvest considering the circumstances of growing vegetables in a dust bowl. As for the sunflower contest, it is now over, and there has been a declared winner selected solely due to the fact their plant was the only one to survive the whole duration of the contest. As our mission comes to a close and we leave this lifestyle of combat, I will take with me a sense of pride knowing I contributed to a large scale effort to save the lives of our fellow man. MEDEVAC is a fulfilling mission, and it is evident that infantry soldiers appreciate having us as an asset in the big picture mission. It is not all due to our direct actions, but inordinately due to the reassurance we provide to these soldiers who roll out on missions knowing that we will be there to pick them up if they sustain injuries, and it is this sense of security I am glad to extend. Thank you all again for your support and I hope to see you soon. Kevin
20 Years Ago
May 26, 1993 Lori Copler, Editor Fourteen young people were confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton Sunday. They included Carissa Ahlbrecht, Nathan Bipes, Stacy Braun, Benjamin Hansch, Jayson Hochsprung, Trisha Klabunde, Leah Lindeman, Jason Loeschen, Jason Mathwig, Dorin Nussbaum, Glen Nussbaum, Kristie Redmann, Jody Rickert and Stephanie Schiller. Jill Schlueter was the artist behind the winning design of the 1993 Stewart Summerfest logo, which will be used on buttons and correspondence. The Stewart Jaycees sponsored the design contest.
75 Years Ago
May 26, 1938 Percy L. Hakes, Editor John Fiebing, a resident of the Schillings Lake locality near New Auburn, was drowned in Lake Marion Sunday afternoon about 6:45 when the boat he was fishing from with his brothers, Herman and George, overturned. he was aged 21 years. The upsetting of the boat was caused when the unfortunate man was seized with a fainting spell. His brother tried to grab him to keep him from falling into the water, and the boat overturned. A number of Glencoe young people were enjoying a picnic at the Preiss cottage and were attracted by the
50 Years Ago
May 30, 1963 Charles H. Warner, Editor Four young people will be taken into membership at Grace American Lutheran Church at a special confirmation service Sunday, June 2. Confirmands include Kathy Tongen, Gerald Meyer, Carlene Stuber and Phyllis Stuber. A class of eight will be confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran
10 Years Ago
May 28, 2003 Lori Copler, Editor Forty-two McLeod West High School seniors will receive their diplomas Sunday afternoon at the annual commencement ceremony. Jillian Schuster, daughter of Wayne and Jane Schuster of Brownton, is the class valedictorian, and Laura Loncorich, daughter of Michael and Barbara Loncorich of Stewart, is the salutatorian.
From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
May 30, 1913 A.F. Avery, Editor Math. Buhr traded this week his south quarter section northwest of town to Christ Tanata for an adjoining 80, receiving a cash consideration of $6,000 on the deal. George and Miss Viola Forcier, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.E. Forcier of Grafton, are both patients at the Eitel hospital, Minneapolis, where they will both undergo operations for abdominal trouble. system in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Hanson, a Stewart boy, was superintendent at Hutchinson for several years and for two years has been the superintendent at New Ulm. He graduated from Stewart in 1920, and earned several letters in his days at Stewart High School for basketball, football and baseball, being an outstanding athlete here. The double-ring ceremony was employed last Thursday afternoon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church when the Rev. C.H. Kowalske said the words which pronounced Miss Agnes Beich and Arthur Martin man and wife. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Beich of Round Grove and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Martin of near Winthrop. They will make their home at the farm of the groom’s parents in Round Grove. Henry J. Maiers, will be ordained to the priesthood Saturday, June 1, at 9 a.m., at St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud. First solemn Mass will be offered at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Stewart, on Sunday, June 9, at 11 a.m. An open house will be held at that day in the St. Boniface School auditorium from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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June 1, 1978 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Twenty-three Stewart High School seniors will receive their diplomas Friday, June 2. Class members include Vaughn Wally Andree, Reed John Burgstahler, Brenda Lee Hatfield, Debra Ruth Kalenberg, Danny Loren Kirchoff, Sheryl Marie Klinkner, Noami Jean Klitzke, Jolene Kay Kosek, Carol Grace Kuttner, Kevin Allan Maiers, Calleen Ann Mayer, Susan Kay Moritz, Grant Lawrence Ohland, Cindy Ann Pagenkopf, Michelle Ann Picha, Mark David Renner, Kenneth Alfred Schaufler, Ronald Alan Sondergaard, Betsy Marie Steinbach, Dean Curtis Stockmann, Warren Wen Waller, Wendy Kay Wiechman and Bradley DuWayne Woller. Naomi Klitzke is the valedictorian and Michelle Picha is the salutatorian. Lowell Haroldson of Arlington was recently hired as the new principal at Stewart High School for the coming year.
75 Years Ago
May 27, 1938 Harry Koeppen, Editor Seventeen members of the Stewart High School class of 1938 will graduate June 2 at 8 p.m. at the Stewart Community Hall. Class members include Margaret Anderson, Henriette Boehlke, Adline M. Bulau, Ruth K. Callier, Orma K. Coffin, Loraine Gunther, H. Thomas Koeppen, Orville J. Lipke, Marie Ludowese, Ruth E. McKee, Flora J. Oberlin, Eunice Olney, Eleanora Penk, Stanley Richards, Agnes Schaufler, Earl R. Wagner and Donald Wick. Ruth McKee is the valedictorian and Tom Koeppen is the salutatorian. Superintendent Ernest M. Hanson of the New Ulm Schools has been named assistant superintendent of the public school
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May 30, 1963 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Frank “Harry” Schulz, 60, died last Friday morning of cancer at his home two miles north of Brownton. He is survived by his second wife, Louise, and five children from his first marriage — Arthur Schulz, Minneapolis, Walter Schulz, Storm Lake, Iowa, Vernon Schulz, Stewart, and Mrs. Dennis Boehlert, Stewart. Father Brennan Charles Maiers, son of Mr. and Mrs.
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June 1, 1983 Bill Ramige, Editor Glenhaven walls show as progress continues on the $6 million nursing home construction and hospital remodeling project. The project is about a month behind schedule, but should be completed by January 1984 as planned. The Pleasant Grove 4-H Club honored Mildred and Arnold Thalmann of Plato for their 29 years of service. It all began in 1954 when their son was interested in becoming a member of 4-H. There was no club in their neighborhood, so with the assistance of Vern Hoysler, McLeod County Extension Agent, the Thalmanns organized the Pleasant Grove 4-H Club. All of their 29 years of service have been with this club and many of their former 4-H members are adult leaders. Glencoe Senior High School will hold commencement exercises for 136 graduating seniors on Thursday, June 2. Speakers will be graduating seniors Dave Van Dorpe and Sue Pagel.
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20 Years Ago
June 2, 1993 Rich Glennie, Editor Fire heavily damaged the New Auburn Bar & Grill on Memorial Day, May 31. The early morning fire caused an estimated $60,000 in damage. Area firefighters were on the scene from about 5:30 a.m. to noon. The New Auburn Fire Department and the state fire marshal remained at the scene until about 4 p.m. The fire was in the main floor bar area that was gutted, and there was damage to an upstairs apartment. Kris Olson earned her third consecutive trip to the state golf meet, when she finished third in the Section 5A Meet. Olson a junior at Glencoe High School shot an 89 to qualify for the state competition. High School Principal Steve Wiltgen said he is refusing to issue diplomas to graduating Glencoe seniors until after the ceremony. He hopes to avoid the kind of behavioral problems the school had last year when graduates threw marshmallows and toilet paper onto the stage. The students will receive empty envelopes on stage, and then afterwards, they will be given their
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May 28, 2003 Rich Glennie Editor The Glencoe NAPA store will be under new ownership on July 1. Ray and Mary Skolberg announced that they have sold their Glencoe Store to Steve and Paula Windschitl of Sleepy Eye and Tony Gulden of New Ulm. Jessica Bolland recently joined the staff at The McLeod County Chronicle as a graphic artist in the production department. Bolland is a graduate of the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and South Central Technical Collage in Mankato, with an A.A.S. degree in commercial and technical art. Glencoe-Silver Lake junior Clinton Dammann is going back to the state golf tournament. He fired a 1-under-par, giving him a third-place finish at the Section 2AA meet. Glencoe-Silver Lake’s Zirbes twins both qualified for the girls’ 3,200-meter run at the Class AA state meet. Maggie had a time of 11 minutes, 1.5 seconds and Katie’s 11:11.6 were both safely under the states qualifying standard of 11:14.48.
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UWMC to partner with 35 programs
United Way of McLeod County Board President Russ Trettin announced that the regional non-profit will partner with 35 programs in 2013. The organization recently completed its Community Investment Review for the 2013 funding cycle. “Upon completing the work of our annual volunteerled Community Investment Review, we are confident that the UWMC will again partner with outstanding programs in 2013,” said Trettin. “These agencies represent a crosssection of funded programs servicing McLeod County in emergency and basic needs, health and human services, child development and community development.” “On behalf of the UWMC board of directors and staff, I want to thank the 35 community volunteers and the 60 agency representatives that participated in the Community Investment Review this month,” said Executive Director Paul Thompson. “Annually we see the dedication and professionalism of the agency staff members that present their programs and the sense of community shown by the county-wide volunteers during the interview process.” Following are the 35 programs to be funded by the UWMC in 2013. The 2013 United Way of McLeod County partnering agencies/programs: Emergency and basic needs: • The Salvation ArmyNorthern Division – McLeod County emergency needs. • Heartland Community Action – emergency housing program. • Common Cup – diaper delivery program, • Common Cup – Backpack feeding project. Health and Human Services: • McLeod Public Health Nursing – car seats program. • McLeod Public Health Nursing – universal contact program. • McLeod Treatment Programs – visitation exchange. • McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence – community advocacy. • Safe Avenues – outreach sexual assault program. • Safe Avenues – emergency safe shelter. Child development: • Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education – youth services. • Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education – adaptive recreation. • Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education – senior programming. • Lester Prairie School District – D.A.R.E. program. • Hutchinson School District – ECFE Baby Steps program. • Hutchinson School District – ECFE Childcare Connection program. • Hutchinson School District – emergency assistance program. • Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America – Prepared for Life. • Glencoe-Silver Lake School District – Early Childhood Family Education. • McLeod County 4-H – youth activities program. • Civil Air Patrol – Cadet program. • United Way of McLeod County – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. • United Way of McLeod County – community initiatives. Community development: • Crow River Habitat for Humanity. • Adult Training and Habilitation Center. • Camps of Courage and Friendship – day camps. • Camps of Courage and Friendship – respite care weekend program. • West Central Industries – employment services program. • Compassionate Friends. • The Arc United – family support and advocacy program. • The Arc United – Sibshop program. • Parent Connection. • Lutheran Social Services – caregiver/respite program. • Lutheran Social Services — senior nutrition program. • MEADA of McLeod County – Dangerous Twenty program. Donations to help fund partner agencies and programs supporting area residents can be sent to the United Way of McLeod County located at 218 Main St. South, Suite 124, PO Box 504, Hutchinson, MN 55350. To make an on-line donation, please visit www.unitedwaymcleodcounty.org.
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Remembering the sacrifices
With the exception of the gun salute, above, all of the Brownton American Legion’s Memorial Day activities moved indoors because of the drizzly weather. At right is guest speaker Jim Bartels, a native of Brownton and the general manager of KNUJ Radio in New Ulm. At left in the photograph is Post Commander Elmer Baysinger. The service also included prayers and the “roll call of deceased veterans.” The observation was followed by a community potluck at the Community Center.
Auxiliary names coloring contest winners
The Glencoe American Legion Auxiliary to Post 95 announced its annual coloring contest winners. They included: Kindergarten: Emma Guenningsmann, first; Kayla Stowell, second; and Izzy Eggersgluess, third. First grade: Locie Blackowiak, first; Reese Magnuson, second; Marissa Jenftek, third. Second grade: Ella Nowak, first; Hannah Hanson, second; Angelica Duvall, third. Third grade: Connor Hallaway, first; Bianca Espinoza, second; Lauren Bernstein, third. Fourth grade: Austin Simons, first; Jayden Gray, second; Rachel Trebesch, third. Guenningsmann took first place among all kindergartners in the county.
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The Stewart American Legion’s Memorial Day service was held indoors this year because of inclement weather. Above, Terry Maiers was the emcee for the annual observance. At right, members of the Buffalo LakeHector-Stewart High School Band perform “America the Beautiful.” A potluck was held after the service.
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UWMC delivers $76,677 in May checks to groups
United Way of McLeod County Board President Russ Trettin announced that the organization delivered $76,677 in checks during May, to 35 partnering agency programs. Those checks represent the first half community investment grants for 2013 United Way funding. “We are so thankful that we were able to distribute $76,677 in allocations following our most recent Community Investment Review,” said Trettin. “Those dollars are being used to fund worthy programs that are making a difference in so many lives in our area at this time.” The UWMC will kick-off its 2013-14 campaign in August with a variety of events, including a booth at the McLeod County Fair (Aug. 14-18). UWMC supports programs in the areas of: emergency and basic needs, health and human services, child development and community development. In 2013, the UWMC is funding 35 agencies/programs that support the organization’s mission of impacting the needs of McLeod County by building stronger, healthier communities. Donations to help fund partner agencies and programs supporting area residents, or the UWMC’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library initiative can be sent to the United Way of McLeod County located at 218 Main Street South, Suite 124, PO Box 504, Hutchinson, MN 55350. To make an online donation, please visit www.unitedwaymcleodcounty.org.
Zummerfest set June 14-15
The Hamburg Lions Club and Hamburg Fire Department Relief Association will be sponsoring Zummerfest 2013 on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15. The Friday events include: Food stands open at 4 p.m. A classic car show and cruise with registration at 5 p.m. and the cruise at 7 p.m. Free music by the Castaways, 1950s and ’60s music beginning at 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the Lions shelter. Adult Bingo, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. On Saturday: Food stands open at 9 a.m. Youth baseball games starting at 9 a.m. at Bicentennial Park. Texas Hold ’Em and sheephead tournaments at the Lions shelter, both at 9 a.m. Tractor and truck pull, 11 a.m. at Bicentennial Park. Free youth activities starting at noon. Circus clowns from Carlson Barnes Circus. Magic show by Matt Dunn at 1:30 p.m. Kids pedal pull, registration at 2:30 p.m. for ages 4-11; pull starts at 3 p.m. Classic BBQ contest with judging at 4 p.m. Free music by Blurred Vision, 8 p.m. to midnight at Lions Shelter. Also Saturday are the kids bounce houses, a citywide garage sale and an antique tractor show.
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Now really. Is it summer yet?
It’s May 29. The calendar says summer is coming, but it sure hasn’t felt like it. While we have had a few nice days in the last month, last week and weekend didn’t feel like spring or summer. Instead of grilling, I was thinking chili. It was just chili kind of weather. One of my favorite chili recipes is a slow cooker (of course) white chicken chili. My favorite part about it is that the chicken can go in frozen. I have heard mixed reviews about putting frozen meats into the slow cooker, but I have never had a problem. I have made this for my co-workers and taken it to potlucks. It is always a huge hit. Cream Cheese Chicken Chili 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can corn, undrained 1 can diced tomatoes with chilies, undrained 1 package ranch dressing mix 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese 2 chicken breasts (can be frozen) Place chicken at bottom of pot, then pour out whole can of corn, tomatoes with chilies, and black beans. Top with seasonings and ranch mix. Stir together. Place cream cheese on top. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours or four hours on high. Stir cream cheese into chili. Use two forks to shred chicken. Stir together and serve. It is that easy and oh so good. I always add a sliced onion to the bottom of the slow cooker before adding the chicken. Instead of the cumin, onion and chili powder I use about two or three tablespoons of taco seasoning. It has the same main ingredients. I have found a number of recipes online for different seasoning mixes. Two that I always have on hand are taco and ranch. I thought it would be fun to try making my own and have stuck with it. Here are the taco
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By Karin Ramige Cornwell and ranch recipes I use. Taco Seasoning 1/2 cup chili powder 1/4 cup onion powder 1/8 cup ground cumin 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon sea salt Put ingredients into a jar and shake. Use a couple of tablespoons where you would use a pre-packaged mix. Ranch 1/3 cup dry buttermilk 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dried dill 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in your food processor and whirl for a minute just to blend and crumble those parsley and onion flakes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Again use a couple of tablespoons, to taste, to recipes that call for a pre-packaged mix. It makes a great dip when mixed with mayo and sour cream. Just add a little milk for salad dressing. I had never heard of powdered buttermilk, but found it easily at the grocery store here in Glencoe.
Recipes from: http://www.plainchicken.com/2012/01/slow-cookercream-cheese-chicken-chili.html, http://selfreliancebyjamie.blogspot.com/2011/08/tis-seasonings.html and http://everythingscomingupdaffodils.blogspot.ca/2010/09/ homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix.html. Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
May students of the month
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School honored its May students of the month last week as the school year winds down. Honored were, front row, from left, Ashley Dammann, Shannon Twiss and Christina Helmbrecht. In the back are Eric Dahlke, Kade Haflund, Tanner Schuettpelz, Kaitlyn Cohrs and Steph Klockman. Missing were Trent Senske and Brandon Greeley.
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Nick and Britta Aldrich of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Esmae Therese, on May 16, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Esmae weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-1/2 inches. Older siblings are Teagan, Jace and Solveij. Grandparents are David and Gayle Harvey of Grand Marais and Ralph and Sue Aldrich of Toledo, Ohio.
Miller’s students perform in piano honor contest
The 85th annual “20 Piano Honor Contest,” sponsored by the Minnesota Music Teachers, was held May 18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center to a capacity crowd. Approximately 700 students played in ensemble groups on 20 Steinway grand pianos furnished by the Schmitt Music Company. The students won this honor by competing in the district contest in January and the state contest in March. Students of Ardell Miller of Plato who won this honor were Joanna Jacobs, daughter of Steven and Kathleen Jacobs of Silver Lake, and Sophia Luciano, daughter of Jose and Lisa Luciano of Lester Prairie, both of whom played in the intermediate B division for ages 15 and 16; and Hannah Leverich, daughter of Brian and Angela Leverich of Lester Prairie, who played in the senior A division for ages 17-18. Emily Goldberg, daughter of Howard Goldberg and Gail Von Bargen of Hamburg, was chosen as an alternate in the senior A division. “These students are to be highly congratulated on this very difficult competition,” Miller said.
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Jim Fischer of Glencoe won $10,000 playing Lottery’s Powerball game. He claimed his prize on May 14, and purchased the winning ticket at Casey’s General Store on 13th Street.
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Felicia Flores and Marco Rangel of Gaylord announce the birth of their son, Marco Antonio Rangel Jr., on May 17, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Marco weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches. His sister is Isabella. Grandparents are Rosemary Flores of Gaylord, Glen Deno of Gaylord, Oscar Rangel of Glencoe and Mercedes Arizpe of Topeka, Kan.
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Kaitlyn Boesche, a May 31, 2013, graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, has been accepted for admission to the University of Minnesota-Duluth for the 201314 school year. Boesche, daughter of Jeff and Donna Boesche, plans to major in pre-pharmacy. Kaitlyn Boesche
Klaustermeiers note birth
Kyle and Riana Klaustermeier of Hutchinson announce the birth of their daughter, Faith Eva-Joyce, on May 22, 2013, at Hutchinson Community Hospital. Faith weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches. Older siblings are Jonas, Corey, Mykel, Aleah and Kylee. Paternal grandparents are Shawn and Susie Follett of Glencoe and Rick and Rena Klaustermeier of Bemidji. Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Rhonda Menken of Litchfield and Rick and Lonnie Nelson of Shakopee.
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Seaside worship service set June 9 at Swan Lake
Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake invite all to experience and participate in a unique outdoor worship service. On Sunday, June 9, at 9:30 a.m., a special Sea Side Service will be held at Swan Lake (north side next to the pier). The service is reflective of the times when Jesus preached from a boat. Special guest speaker will be Gerry Caillouet, who hosts a national radio broadcast called God’s Great Outdoors (ggoutdoors.org). Dress is casual, and those who attend are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or a blanket. Swan Lake is located about one mile northwest of Silver Lake on County Rd. 16 (To get there go to Highway 7, and turn west and take County Road 16 (north). In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the church building. Grace Bible Church is located in Silver Lake at 300 Cleveland St., next to the city water tower. For more information call (320)327-2352.
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Guido Henry Lilienthal, 84, of Plato Obituaries Raymond W. Kostecka, 81, of Glencoe
Memorial services for Raymond William Kostecka, 81, of Glencoe, were held on Tuesday, May 28, from the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. The Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiated. M r . Kostecka died on Tu e s d a y, May 21, 2013, at G l e n c o e Raymond R e g i o n a l Kostecka H e a l t h Services long-term care facility. Deacon was Paul Shovelain, the lector was Jim Shovelain, organist was Sister Elizabeth Gruenes and song leader was Shari Templin. Musical selections were “Be Not Afraid,” “Gift of Finest Wheat,” “I Am the Bread of Life” and “Amazing Grace.” Urn bearer was Roger Kostecka. Interment was at the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Kostecka was born on Nov. 8, 1931, in Biscay to William G. and Frances (Podhrasky) Kostecka. He was baptized as an infant on Nov. 14, 1931, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 9, 1943, both at St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe. He received his education in Glencoe, graduating with the Glencoe High School Class of 1949. Mr. Kostecka furthered his education in Mankato, receiving a business administration certificate and an accounting degree. All of his life, Mr. Kostecka made his home in Glencoe. He worked at Minneapolis Moline, which became White Farm Equipment in Hopkins, as an account for over 30 years, retiring in the early 1990s. He was a lifelong member of Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. Mr. Kostecka was a caring, quiet and reserved man, who was uncle and grandpa to all. He also was a dedicated and devoted son, caring for his mother for many years. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports on television, golfing, reading, playing cards and putting together puzzles. He loved to eat spam sandwiches and ice cream and drink Pepsi. He especially cherished the time spent with his family and friends. Survivors include his siblings, Irene Shovelain of Monticello, Donald (Beverly) Kostecka of Hutchinson, Joanne (Tony) Victorian of Silver Lake, Doris Ruffcorn of Brooklyn Park, David Kostecka of Shakopee, Charles Kostecka of Rosemount, Roger (Lucy) Kostecof Norwood Young America; 33 nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, William G. and Frances Kostecka; brother, William Kostecka; sister, Beatrice Kostecka; brotherin-law, Elroy Shovelain; and sisters-in-law, Jane Kostecka and Lenore Kostecka. Memorials preferred to donor’s choice. 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. Funeral services for Guido Henry Lilienthal, 84, of Plato, were held Wednesday, May 22, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato. The Rev. Bruce Laabs officiated. Mr. Lilienthal died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. The organist was Yvonne Schuette, and soloist Lawrence Biermann sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Congregational hymns were “Brief Life is Our Portion,” “Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus” and “Rock of Ages.” Honorary pallbearers were his granddaughters, Payton Lilienthal, Meara Busse, Laria Busse and Cybli Busse. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Colton Lilienthal, Devin Lilienthal, Kaden Lilienthal, Rogan Lilienthal, Spencer Lilienthal, Beau Busse, Reid Busse and Quin Busse. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Lilienthal was born Aug. 3, 1928, at home near Plato, to Heinrich “Henry” and Lydia (Elling) Lilienthal. He was baptized as an infant on Aug. 19, 1928, by the Rev. Zwintocher, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 28, 1942, by the Rev. Ehlen, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato. He received his education at a country school in rural Plato. On Nov. 27, 1965, Mr. Lilienthal was united in marriage to Olga Jopp by the Rev. Brill at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Their union was blessed with four children, Dennis, Deanna, Darren and Denise. The Lilienthals, who made their home in rural Plato, shared over 47 years of marriage. Mr. Lilienthal was a farmer and loved working with his dairy cattle, hogs and planting the fields. His faith was very important, as was being a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato, where he served in many capacities, such as a trustee, usher, a member of the cemetery board and Men’s Club. Mr. Lilienthal’s passion and love was trapping. He also enjoyed dancing, reading, listening to old-time music, driving the threewheeler and watching the Minnesota Twins, wrestling and boxing on television. He especially cherished the time spent with his children, grandchildren and friends. Survivors include his wife, Olga Lilienthal of Plato; children, Dennis (Roberta) Lilienthal of Plato, Deanna (Perry) Scott of Chanhassen, Darren (Teri) Lilienthal of Plato, and Denise (Scott) Busse of Glencoe; grandchildren, Colton Lilienthal, Devin Lilienthal, Kaden Lilienthal, Rogan Lilienthal, Payton Lilienthal, Spencer Lilienthal, Beau Busse, Reid Busse, Quin Busse, Meara Busse, Laria Busse, and Cybil Busse; sister-in-law, Darlene Lilienthal of Plato; brother-in-law, LeRoy (Teri) Jopp of Lakeville; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Henry and Lydia Lilienthal; father-inlaw and mother-in-law, Paul and Gertrude Jopp; siblings, Verona Lilienthal, Vernon Lilienthal and his wife, Lena, Audrey Neseth and her husband, Robert, Milan Lilienthal and his wife, JoAnn, Victor Lilienthal, and Richard Lilienthal; sisters-in-law, Evangeline Tober and her husband, Fred, and Bonnie Lou Barlau and her husband, William; and brother-in-law, Roger Jopp. 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.
Dustin R. Michaelis, 32, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Dustin Richard Michaelis, 32, of Glencoe, were held on Tuesday, May 28, from First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. D a n i e l Welch officiated. M r . Michaelis died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Dustin M a r i e Michaelis Steiner Kelting Hospice Home in Chaska after a courageous fight with alveolar soft part sarcoma. Organist was Dawn Wolter, and the quartet of Mary Haag, Lois Goode, Rhonda Schauer and Lindsey Drexler sang “Amazing Grace.” The duet of Mary Haag and Lois Goode sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” Honorary pallbearers were “The Crew at Kakivik.” Pallbearers were Scott Perschau, J.J. Schauer, Sean Drexler, Pat Haggenmiller, Jon Mackenthun, Marc Mackenthun, Corey Fisher and Nathaniel Doehling. Interment was at the church cemetery. Mr. Michaelis was born on Jan. 25, 1981, in Waconia to James Michaelis and Peggy (Mielke) Drentlaw. He was baptized as an infant on Feb. 8, 1981, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Helen Township, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 30, 1995, by the Rev. Harvey G. Kath and Vance Becker at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He grew up in Glencoe and Arlington and was a graduate of the Sibley East High School Class of 1999. Mr. Michaelis furthered his education by attending Ridgewater College in Hutchinson, where he received a non-destructive testing degree. On May 14, 2005, Mr. Michaelis was united in marriage to Jodi Schauer by the Rev. Terry Brandenburg at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Their union was blessed with two children, Tarin and Cody. The Michaelis family made their home in Glencoe, sharing eight years of marriage. Mr. Michaelis worked at Michael Foods while attending school and started working for Kakivik Asset Management at the site location in North Slope, Alaska, for 10 years. He was a member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe and participated in 4-H growing up. Mr. Michaelis enjoyed boating, bicycling and restoring tractors. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Jodi Michaelis of Glencoe; children, Tarin Michaelis and Cody Michaelis; mother, Peg Drentlaw and husband, Ken, of Green Isle; father, Jim Michaelis and his wife, Judy, of Glencoe; mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Rhonda Schauer of Green Isle; maternal grandmother, Glenna Mielke of Arlington; paternal grandparents, Ernie and Evelyn Michaelis of Glencoe; sister, Randi (Scott) Perschau of Arlington; stepsisters, Katie (Mike) Hillesheim of Shakopee, Becky (Kelly) Lipinski of Coon Rapids; step-brothers, Jeremy (Anbita) Drentlaw of Prior Lake, Jason Drentlaw of New Prague, Jake (Greta) Drentlaw of New Prague; sister-in-law, Lindsey (Sean) Drexler of Arlington; brotherin-law, J. J. (Kari) Schauer of Green Isle; nieces and nephews, Jameson, Cadyn, Cole, Maggie, Owen, Isaac, Riley, Harper and Nathan; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death was his maternal grandfather, Norman Mielke. 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.
Vera Anna Belter, 88, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Vera Anna Belter, 88, of Glencoe, were held Thursday, May 23, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. J a m e s Gomez officiated. Mrs. Belter died peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Glencoe Regional H e a l t h Vera Belter Services long-term care facility. The organist was Jan Heins, and soloist Tara Kleinknight sang “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “Jesus Savior, Pilot Me,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Jesus, Lead Thou On.” Honorary pallbearers were Britt Teply, Tara Kleinknight, Leah Belter and Kristin Teply. Pallbearers were Seth Teply, Bill Kleinknight, Adam Husfeldt, Bill Belter, Darroel Dammann and Jon Warnke. Interment was in First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe. Vera Anna Dammann was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Hamburg, to Arthur and Ella (Grewe) Dammann with her twin brother, Victor. She was brought into God’s family through baptism as an infant on Aug. 10, 1924, by the Rev. H.J. Bouman at her parents’ home in Hamburg, and publicly confessed her faith in the Lord at her confirmation on April 10, 1938, by the Rev. J. Dysterhoeft at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township. She attended District 45 School in Sibley County and St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Parochial School in Helen Township. She graduated from Glencoe High School with the class of 1942. She furthered her education by attending Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, receiving a teaching certificate in 1944. On Feb. 9, 1946, Vera Dammann was united in marriage to Virgil Belter by the Rev. H. Schaller at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township. They made their home on the Belter family farm six miles south of Glencoe. The Belters shared over 65 years of marriage before Mr. Belter died on Aug. 19, 2011. In addition to being a loving homemaker, wife and mother, Mrs. Belter helped on the Belter family farm. She taught at St. John’s Parochial School in rural Henderson and was a substitute teacher at First Lutheran School in Glencoe. The Belters were recognized as the Sibley County Farm Family of the Year in 1989. She was active in 4-H and helped organize the Sundown Busy Bees 4-H Club and later she helped to organize the Weeping Willows 4-H Club, serving as a leader. Mrs. Belter enjoyed exhibiting dairy cattle and horses with her children and grandchildren at the county and state fair levels. In later years, the Belters’ hobby was showing Belgian and Percheron horses. In 1960, after being a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe for 16 years, her family became charter members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She served on the altar committee, was a Ladies Guild member and sang in the mixed choir. She also taught Sunday school, release time and vacation Bible school classes. Mrs. Belter enjoyed reading, teaching, vegetable and flower gardening, baking, cooking, canning and traveling. She loved helping with the outdoor farm chores and in later years always wanted to know what was happening on the farm. She especially enjoyed babysitting for her grandchildren — special activities included reading to them and baking cookies. Her grandchildren were her greatest pride and joy. She always attended all of their 4-H and school activities. Mrs. Belter also cherished the time spent with her family and friends. When Mrs. Belter needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care. Survivors include her children, Lois L. Teply and Don (Marcia) Belter, both of Glencoe; grandchildren, Seth J. (Kristin) Teply of Tonka Bay, Britt L. Teply and special friend, Charles Carlson, of Des Moines, Iowa, Tara (Bill) Kleinknight of Waconia, and Leah Belter and her fiancé, Adam Husfeldt, of Glencoe; great-grandson, Lincoln Kleinknight; brother, Earl (Darlaine) Dammann of Arlington; brother-in-law, Wallace Warnke of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Arthur and Ella Dammann; husband, Virgil Belter; two infant children; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William J. and Dorothea Belter; twin brother, Victor Dammann and wife, Adela; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Ann Warnke, and Lillian Schrupp and her husband, John; brother-in-law, Lawrence Belter and wife, Ruth. 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.
Thank you family & friends for the comforting words in our time of loss. Thank you Father Tony, Father Paul and Father Jeff for your services; sister Elizabeth, August and Irene Makovsky, John Popelka, servers. Thank you pallbearers and honorary pallbearers, the Silver Legioners, and American Legion Rifle Squad, and Maresh Funeral Home. Thank you CCW for making and serving lunch and for those who brought food, sent cards, and called. If we have missed anyone, we want to give our heartfelt thanks. The family of Steve Nemec
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A memorial service for Diana Place, 58, of Glencoe, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 1, from the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Ms. Place died on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral chapel. An online guest book is available at www.hantge. com.
Christ in Glencoe. Mr. Petersen died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at his home in Glencoe. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Friday, at the church. Interment will be at the Winthrop Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.
continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Memorials are preferred. An online guest book is available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
Janet Luedtke, 79, Hutchinson
Funeral services for Janet Luedtke, 79, of Hutchinson, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, at the River of Hope Church (at the Vineyard Methodist Church) in Hutchinson. Ms. Luedtke died Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Visitation will
Lester Steinborn, 70, of Renville
Memorial services for Lester Steinborn, 70, of Renville, will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton. Mr. Steinboirn, brother of Mavis Kraemer, died on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Brownton. Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.
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BEREAN BAPTIST Corner of 16th St. and Hennepin Ave. 727 E. 16th St., Glencoe Jonathan Pixler, Pastor 320-864-6113 Call Jan at 320-864-3387 for women’s Bible study Wed., May 29 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m. Fri., May 31 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., June 2 — Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:20 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., June 4 — Men’s Bible study, 6 a.m. Wed., June 5 — 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 29 — Televised worship, 2 p.m.; community baccalaureate service at GSL auditorium, 7 p.m. Sun., June 2 — Worship, 9 a.m. Tues., June 4 — Ladies fellowship at Gert & Erma’s, 10 a.m. Wed., June 5 — Televised worship, 2 p.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., June 2 — Worship with communion at Friedens, 10 a.m.
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Sun., June 2 — Worship with communion, 9:15 a.m. Tues., June 4 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Wed., June 5 — Communion at GRHS-LTC, 10:15 a.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 29 — Gospel Ringers, 6 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m.; Forward at First task force, 6:30 p.m. Sun., June 2 — Worship with communion, 8 a.m.; fellowship, 9 a.m.; coffee chat, 9:15 a.m.; worship with baccalaureate, 10:30 a.m. Mon., June 3 — NYG meeting, 6 p.m.; LWML prayer service, 7 p.m.; youth worship, 7 p.m. Tues., June 4 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; board of stewardship, 6:30 p.m.; youth board, 7 p.m. Wed., June 5 — Gospel Ringers, 6 p.m.; day school board, 7 p.m.; worship with communion, 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 22 — GYM Bible study, high school, 7:30 a.m. Sun., May 26 — Choir, 7:45 a.m.; worship, 9 a.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Wed., May 29 — Elders meeting, 6:05 p.m.; church board, 6:35 p.m. Thurs., May 30 — Bible study at Grand Meadows, 2 p.m. Fri., May 31 — Outdoor movie night, 8 p.m. Sun., June 2 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Bible class, 10:20 a.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: Pastor@GraceBrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Sun., June 2 — Worship with communion, 8:45 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Sun., June 2 — Worship with communion, graduates recognition, 9 a.m.; L.W.M.L. mites; Channel 8 video. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Not available. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN 300 Croyden St., Stewart Not available. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., May 29 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., May 30 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., June 2 — Mass, 9 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., June 2 — Worship with communion, 9:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, Pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., May 29 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., June 2 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com Thurs., May 30 — Bible study, 8:45 a.m.; bulletin deadline. Sun., June 2 — “Time of Grace” on TV Channel 9, 6:30 a.m.; worship, 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Bill Baldwin, Pastor www.platochurch.com Wed., May 29 — Men’s coffee, 9 a.m. Sun., June 2 — Worship with communion, 10 a.m.; prayer, 11 a.m. Tues., June 4 — Council meeting, 7 p.m. Wed., June 5 — Women’s Guild meeting, 7 p.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Sun., June 2 — Worship with communion and baccalaureate, 9 a.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave. S.W., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., May 29 — Baccalaueate ceremony at GSL, 7 p.m. Sat., June 1 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., June 2 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship/refreshments, 9 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot Archery graduates, 11:45 a.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake Mark Ford, Pastor 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. Sun., June 2— Worship service with fellowship to follow, 10 a.m. Tues., June 4 — Presbyterian Women’s gathering and registration, 8:30 a.m. Wed., June 5 — Presbyterian Women’s meeting, 6 p.m. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Patrick Okonkwo, Associate Pastor Patrick Schumacher, Associate Pastor www.holyfamilysilverlake.org E-mail: office@holyfamilysilverlake.org Wed., May 29 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; St. Pius X, Holy Family graduating seniors potluck at St. Pius X. Fri., May 31 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sat., June 1 — Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., June 2 — Masses, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tues., June 3 — Mass, 8 a.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., June 2 — 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 29 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., June 2 — 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., June 2 — Worship, 2 p.m. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner C.R. 1 and Second St. S. 77 Second Ave. S., Lester Prairie Layton Lemke, Vacancy Pastor Sun., June 2 — 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 Tami Smithee, Student Ministries 320-587-2668 / Fax 320-587-4290 www.shalombaptist.org Wed., May 29 — Middle school youth, 6:30 p.m.; senior high youth, 7:30 p.m.; Griefshare, 7 p.m. Thurs., May 30 — High school free lunch, 11 a.m. Sun., June 2 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; noon potluck. Mon., June 3 — Women’s First Steps group, 7 p.m. Tues., June 4 — Young at Heart luncheon, noon for anyone 55 or better; worship team, practice 6 p.m.
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Lincoln 7/8 band gets high marks
On May 3, the GlencoeSilver Lake-Lincoln Junior High 7/8 Band performed at the Minnesota Music Educator ’s Association Middle Level Band Festival. The festival, held at South View Middle School in Edina, is an opportunity for middle school and junior high bands in the region to perform for an audience of their peers and receive comments and feedback from a clinician, GSL band director Peter Gepsen said. The clinician for the 2013 festival was Terri Svec, director of bands at Buffalo Middle School in Buffalo. The combined 7/8 band from GSL-Lincoln performed three selections: “Climb the Castle Walls” by Minnesota composer Timothy Mahr, “The Red Balloon” by Anne McGinty and “Celtic Air and Dance” by Michael Sweeney. Mikkel Haas, who had just completed her student teaching experience at GSL, conducted the band on “The Red Balloon.” “Our students performed well, and conducted themselves well during this experience,” said Gepson. “They made our communities look good, and their families should be very proud of them.” Many positive comments were received such as “Very good tone quality. Excellent intonation, and very nice rhythmic accuracy.” Other schools participating in the festival were: South View Middle School (Edina), Valley View Middle School (Edina), St. Agnes (St. Paul), Mahtomedi, Chaska, St. Hubert (Chanhassen), Prior Lake, Pioneer Ridge (Chaska), Valley Middle School (Apple Valley) and Hastings.
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
Avenue of flags
There is something awe-inspiring about a row of American flags crisply snapping in the breeze under cloudless, blue skies. That was the case last Thursday morning as the clouds parted, and the days of rain ended to give cemetery-goers an opportunity to pay their respects to their deceased relatives, friends and veterans. Memorial Day services on Monday were attended by a number of area residents as well as by Americans throughout the state and nation. It is a solemn occasion set aside to remember those who came before us.
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As a minority member, Newman said it was interesting to watch the leaders of the DFL fight among themselves, in particular Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, and House Majority Leader Paul Thissen of Minneapolis. “There was significant disagreement,” Newman said between Bakk and Thissen over the tax bill in particular. “In a poker game, I wouldn’t bet against Bakk,” Newman smiled. Thissen was eager to pass a $1 billion bonding bill, but Bakk was not. When the Senate trimmed that bonding bill and approved only the State Capitol building improvements, “Thissen didn’t like that,” Newman said, and Thissen promptly added in another $30 million to $50 million in the House version to include funds for veterans homes, flood mitigation and assistance with wastewater treatment facilities. “They needed Republican votes to pass the bonding bill,” Newman said. “I voted for that one.” Newman said the legislative process is “ugly, sloppy and there is a lot of tension,” but in the end compromises are found. “That’s how it works.” As to the perception that the Legislature is so partisan, Newman disagreed. He said the vast majority of bills pass on a unanimous or nearly unanimous vote. “We really do agree on a lot of stuff.” It is on the big issues, like taxes, bonding and sensitive social agendas, where there are “fundamental philosophical differences.” to warehouse in Minnesota. This is really bad for the state economy.” Also, the new tax bill attacks the foreign royalty deduction/operating credit. As an incentive, Minnesota had exempted 80 percent of the company’s costs for research and development and taxed the other 20 percent of whatever is earned outside Minnesota. The new bill taxes the entire amount, Newman said. He predicted businesses impacted by this new tax will leave Minnesota, “and if they are not here already, they will not consider coming here.” The DFL majority thinks they are gaining $424 million in new revenues over the next biennium in corporate income taxes, Newman said, “but I think they are killing the goose. “Government doesn’t produce anything; it spends,” Newman stressed. Some of what it spends, for public safety and education for example, is necessary, “but if they keep slapping private industry along side the head, they will get less revenue. They are inviting people to not do business in Minnesota.” “In the long run, it will cost more than $424 million,” Newman predicted. ing for the next two years. “We will spend over $38 billion,” Newman said. “We have $35 billion.” When he started in the Legislature in 2004, Newman said the biennium budget was $24 billion. So what are we getting for more spending? “Fourteen hundred new full-time government employees,” Newman said. “The bureaucracy got bigger. You will not see any significant reform. “Minnesotans do not like one party in control,” Newman said. “They get nervous.” While the GOP had no control of the process, Newman said Republicans remained relevant and managed to stop bills, like the proposed minimum wage increases, “that were not a good deal for business.”
Chronicle photos by Alyssa Schauer
GSL Lakeside band performs
The GSL Lakeside grades 5-6 band members performed their annual spring concert at Silver Lake recently. Above is the saxophone section of, from left, Brittney Richter, Anna-Bernice Salgado and Ben Siers. At the left are flutists Marina Balboa and Lexis Werner. The band is directed by Jamie Rossmiller, Lakeside music instructor.
Gay marriage
“It was such a divisive issue,” Newman said. “It was unfortunate. There is no way I can support it.” Newman said it is a generational issue. Young people appear to be less concerned than their elders. While he said he recognizes there are gays and “just like me and you, they just want to be happy, I can never support it (gay marriage).” Newman admitted the gay marriage supporters “were passionate. My political side says I cannot support it vs. my human side, I feel bad. But it’s a done deal,” Newman added.
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8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. — free live music “Blurred Vision.” Saturday, June 22 8:30 a.m. — Co-ed mud volleyball tournament (register by June 18, by calling 864-5490). 9 a.m. — Two-Mile Fun Run and Walk sponsored by GRHS register at Shelter No. 4; free T-shirt (run at 9 a.m./walk at 9:30 a.m.). 9 a.m. — Food stand opens. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. — Craft and vendor fair (register at 320864-3650). 9 a.m. — Kickball tournament (register by calling 320510-2390). 10 a.m.-10 p.m. —Midway amusement rides open. 10 a.m. — Tricia & the Toonies sponsored by Glencoe- Siver Lake ECFE. 11 a.m. — Kiddie tractor pedal pull (registration at 10:30 a.m.). 11 a.m. — Lions Bingo in Shelter No. 1. 3 p.m. — Glencoe Days’ Parade 14th Street from Pryor Avenue to Ives Avenue; north to 16th Street back to Pryor Avenue. 4:30 p.m — Pie in the Park hosted by Glencoe Historic Preservation Society (serving starts after the parade). 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. — free music “Crazy Airwaves.” 5:30 p.m. — Emmanuel Lutheran rib feed. 5:30 p.m. — Lions Bingo in Shelter No. 1. 5:30 p.m. — Kiddie costume parade sponsored by Glencoe 4-H. 6 p.m. — Rock-n-Roll Buck ZumHofe Wrestling. 8 p.m.-noon — free live music “Eagle River.” 8:30 p.m. — Beer pong (register by calling 320-2210291). 10 p.m. — Glencoe Days fireworks celebration. All events at Oak Leaf Park unless otherwise noted on schedule. Visit www.glencoemn.org for the Glencoe Days schedule.
Tobacco taxes
Newman said the additional $1.60 per pack in new taxes on cigarettes is the point of diminishing returns. He admitted smokers may simply go into border states to get their cigarettes. While the idea of hiking taxes on tobacco is to help pay for the state’s share of the Vikings stadium project, Newman said “the Vikings stadium will be built and it will come out of the general fund.” Newman also opposed more income taxes. “It’s wrong to be taxing success and personal initiative.” Rather, he said, a better solution is a straight consumption (sales) tax or a flat-rate income tax. “But that will never happen.”
Day care union
Day care unionization “is not for the better care of children or folks with disabilities,” Newman said. “It is a money train to unions, that’s what it is all about. It is absolutely wrong.” He said there will likely be a federal lawsuit over this bill. ***** Newman said he and his legislative colleagues worked harder this session than in the past in preparing for debate and coming up with amendments to bills. “We played a lot of defense,” Newman said of Republican legislators. “But we really lost a lot.” He predicted a less volatile session in 2014, but because of the smaller bonding bill this year, more pet projects likely will be in the 2014 bonding bill. Also expected to be back in 2014 are bills involving antibullying, guns and what to do about locking up sex offenders who have completed their sentences.
Tax bill
Newman said there are two things he liked about the omnibus tax bill: First, it exempts cities and counties from paying sales taxes for purchases. “That makes good sense,” he added. Second, it eliminates a lot of the paperwork for businesses seeking sales tax exemptions on capital purchases. “It’s now faster, cheaper, easier,” Newman said. But there was a lot in the bill Newman did not like, including a new commercial warehousing/storage sales tax that he claims will drive businesses from Minnesota. “Everything is warehoused,” Newman said. If it is warehoused in Minnesota, but the property is not owned by that company, it is now open to a 6.5 percent sales tax under this bill. “Everything we use is on wheels,” Newman said, “and they (companies) don’t need
Glencoe Aquatic Center
OPENING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
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• 150 ft. Flume Waterslide • 2 Drop Slides • Zero Entry • Kiddie Frog Slide • Lounge Chairs • Shade Funbrellas • Sand Play Area • One Meter Diving Board
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Other taxes
Taxes on Internet sales were approved, but how to collect that tax is still being debated. Also, the Legislature passed a new state gift tax, on top of the federal gift tax. While it will affect few people, one group that may feel the impact will be farmers trying to pass on their farms to their children. Newman said the new taxes and fees approved this session are combined with an 8 percent increase in spend-
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