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The McLeod County
Jamaica bound
By Rich Glennie Editor t is a rare person who can literally sell all they have and follow the call of Jesus, but the Rev. Bruce Laabs and wife Barb of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato are doing just that this fall. After 14 years at St. John’s, the Laabs are packing up what they do not sell and moving to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to be co-directors of Robin’s Nest Children’s Home, a Christian orphanage for about 30 orphans and vulnerable children. “The Lord has been setting things in place,” Bruce said, and indicated He has called them to do this, much like Jesus called on his disciples to follow him. “They dropped their nets. “We’re starting to see how God has been preparing us for this,” Bruce
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India. “Barb did not,” he smiled. Then in 2010, Barb was talked into joining a friend to go to Robin’s Nest in Jamaica. “It was a captivating trip,” she added. She said it “captured her heart.” But Pastor Laabs said he “was not real warm to the idea” at first, so he also went to Robin’s Nest in 2011, “and it began to capture my heart. There was a lot of confirmation that this is what God wants.” They have returned to Jamaica together twice since. The couple applied for the co-directors position in early 2012, and after a lot of paperwork, was appointed to the non-paid position. The co-directors position includes
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Laabs leaving St. John’s Lutheran after 14 years
said, “and He’s opening up new ways to use our gifts.” As missionaries, the Laabs must raise all of their own financial support. The Plato couple plans to sell all their belongings to raise funds to pay for “God’s calling.” They also are relying on fundraisers in the area to help finance the adventure. One fundraiser was held April 28 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, and the next one planned for Saturday, May 18, at Lutheran High School of Mayer from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The couple also added they are willing to talk to other school and church groups to explain their mission to Jamaica. “Over the years I’ve felt a calling to missions,” Bruce Laabs said. In 2005, he said he felt a calling to go to
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The Rev. Bruce Laabs, and wife, Barb, are leaving St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato after 14 years to take over management of an orphanage in Jamaica.
1-sort: Impressive debut
But not all Glencoe residents happy with new recycling program
By Rich Glennie Editor The city of Glencoe rolled out its new one-sort recycling program on Monday, and initial results had city officials smiling. At Monday night’s Glencoe City Council meeting, City Administrator Mark Larson said the first pick up under the city’s new two-year recycling contract with Waste Management resulted in 4.38 tons of recyclable materials being collected. “That’s more than double the whole city if we do the county’s five-sort (recycling program),” Larson said. Last Monday and Tuesday, Waste Management delivered the 64-gallon green and yellow recycling bins throughout the community. Larson said about 1,950 of the bins were delivered and as of Monday only 138 residents refused the bins or returned them. That amounts to about 7 percent, he added. People who do not want the onesort bins can opt out of the program, Larson said. They can either call Waste Management or city hall. The contract with Waste Management is “exclusive,” Larson said, meaning only one hauler is permitted within the community. That leaves the county’s recycling hauler, West Central Sanitation of Willmar, on the sidelines. But Lar-
2nd Amendment resolution gets County Board approval 3-2
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted 32 in front of a full house Tuesday morning to support a resolution that “will prevent federal infringement on the right to keep and bear arms; nullifying all federal acts in violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.” Commissioner Jon Christensen brought the resolution to the County Board, saying that “nullification” is an act of pushing back when “the federal government expands law beyond the boundaries of the constitution.” While all five commissioners indicated their support of the Second Amendment, the split vote was based on their interpretation of whether the County Board should wade into a federal and state issue. County Attorney Mike Junge told the Board that its authority was created by state statute, and that it was tasked with administering county government, which should be its focus. “There is nothing in the statutes that gives you the authority to be entering into this fight, and it’s one you should stay out of,” said Junge, who argued that support of the County Board of the resolution could open the
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1-sort recycling
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Waste Management trucks were running in tandem Monday as one truck picked garbage containers and right behind was another picking up the new one-sort recycling bins along city streets. The initial reports indicate over four tons of recy-
clables were recovered in the north side of Glencoe, north of 13th Street, on Monday. The area south of 13th Street is scheduled for pick up today (Wednesday).
Koepp enters Alford plea on 4 felony counts; sentencing set June 28
Former Glencoe businessman Bryan Koepp entered an Alford plea of guilty on four felony theft charges in McLeod County District Court Friday. An Alford plea is one in which a defendant maintains his or her innocence but acknowledges that a reasonable jury could find them guilty based on evidence presented during a trial. Koepp entered the pleas in exchange for the prosecution dismissing four other felony charges. Koepp’s Alford pleas were to four felony counts of theft by false misrepresentation. The four dismissed charges were for felony theft by swindle. Judge Thomas McCarthy canceled a May 14 jury trial and ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Sentencing has been set for June 28 in McLeod County District Court. Koepp, 48, the former owner of the Glencoe Garden Center, had faced four felony counts of theft by false representation, and four felony counts of theft by swindle. The charges span a two-year timeframe in which Koepp allegedly obtained over $388,500 from 15 separate victims.
No-parking ordinance a good one, says police chief
By Rich Glennie Editor After much gnashing of teeth and early vocal complaints, the first year of the controversial “snowbird” ordinance produced only 13 tickets-and-tows this winter, according to Police Chief Jim Raiter. That is significantly less than past years, and prompted Raiter to add, “This is a good workable plan. I’d definitely stay with this ordinance.” Speaking before Glencoe City Council on Monday night, Raiter said there were 516 “winter parking restriction (WPR) violations,” where vehicles were parked on city streets illegally even without new snow. Raiter said there were two types of citations: WPR violations, a $25 fine, and a “snowbird” violation, a $50 fine and the vehicle is towed. The snowbird citations were issued for those vehicles parked on streets during snow events. There were only 13 ticket-and-tow violations, Raiter said, compared to 165 in 2010 (January through December) and 22 in 2011. Raiter said most of the WPR citations were issued in November when the new ordinance became effective. The winter on-street parking restrictions lasted until April 1. Of the 516 WPR citations, 462 have been paid, and 28 others have been sent to the city attorney for prosecution. Raiter said the police department issued warnings during the first week of the new ordinance in November before issuing citations. “We should continue this,” Raiter said of the ordinance. But he said perhaps a couple more days of warnings will be used next November. “It’s a learning piece (for the public).” As to downtown parking, Raiter said
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Wed., 5-8 H: 67º, L: 53º Thur., 5-9 H: 64º, L: 43º Fri., 5-10 H: 66º, L: 45º Sat., 5-11 H: 54º, L: 37º Sun., 5-12 H: 59º, L: 46º
Looking back: April snow total was 23 inches! Rain: 1.77 inches; high was 83 on April 28; low: 17 on April 1 and April 20. Date Hi Lo Rain April 30 68 ......53 ..........0.00 May 1 53 ......32 ........0.20*
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* Snow: Trace. Temperatures and precipitation compiled by Robert Thurn, Chronicle weather observer.
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Graduation information now being collected
The McLeod County Chronicle is again collecting Glencoe-Silver Lake High School graduation information for the class of 2013. Information sheets are available at the high school office and at The Chronicle office, 716 E. 10th St. Please include a graduation photo if one has not been turned in at the high school first. If a photo is needed to be taken, contact The Chronicle office at 864-5518. Also, graduates’ baby photos are included in the special graduation issue that will be published with the June 5 issue of The Chronicle. If one wishes to include a baby photo, please bring them at The Chronicle office or the high school office. The deadline for submissions is May 17.
20 GSL FFA members attend state convention; earn awards
Over 3,000 FFA members from across Minnesota converged on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota April 28-30. Twenty members, one adviser and one representative of the GSL Ag Promoters FFA Alumni were among the 3,000 participating in career development events (CDEs), proficiency interviews, workshops, state choir and general sessions. Members participating in CDEs included GSL FFA’s crops, dairy foods, fish and wildlife, best-informed Greenhand, and Farm Bureau discussion meet teams and individuals. The crops team placed eighth in the state, with three individuals receiving gold and one receiving silver. The team consisted of Kyle Polzin (30th individual), Eric Thalmann (11th), Derek Ortloff (46th) and Kole Polzin (70th). The dairy foods team placed 21st in the state with one gold individual, two silver individuals and one bronze. The team consisted of Zach Pierson (123rd), Thomas Becker (54th), Sam Lange (91st) and Matthew Dahlke (41st). The fish and wildlife team placed 44th overall with four bronze individuals, Cortney Kressin, Becca Green, Patrick Kunkel and Austin Bernstein. Blake Ortloff and Adam Thalmann received gold and silver, respectively, in best-informed Greenhand, and Cortney Kressin competed in the Farm Bureau discussion meet. Eric Thalmann and Maddie Kuehn participated in Minnesota FFA State Choir and performed splendidly at the awards ceremony and at their concert before the CDE recognition program, said Becky Haddad, GSL adviser. “They represented GSL FFA well, and had a phenomenal experience.” Delegates to the convention included Jac Chelman, Kirsten Barott, Adam Thalmann and Blake Ortloff.
Senior Awards fete May 19
The GSL Panther Booster Club will host its annual Senior Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 19. The evening begins with a catered dinner for the seniors and their parents. The public is invited to the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the GSL auditorium. Also included in this program is the distribution of scholarships. Questions about the evening can be directed to Lisa Maresh at 320510-0656, or Paul Sparby at 320-864-2401.
Relay For Life fundraiser set
A Dad’s Belgian Waffles fundraiser for the McLeod County Relay For Life will be held Sunday, May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Stewart Fire Hall. A free-will donation will be accepted with all the proceeds going to the team, Freedom Walkers, which will participate in the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life.
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Lions bar bingo set May 11
The Glencoe Lions will be sponsoring bar bingo at the Glencoe Country Club at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11. Everyone age 18 and over is welcome to play for cash prizes. The progressive game pay-out amount remains at $1,199. Food, beverages and pull-tabs also are available.
Glencoe Study Club to meet
The Glencoe Study Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 20, at the home of Ramona Nagel. The program will be presented by David Rohy, author of a “Funny Thing Happened When I Was In.”
VFW Auxiliary meets May 13
The next regular meeting of the Glencoe VFW Auxiliary will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 13, at the VFW Club.
Twenty members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA chapter recently attended the state FFA convention in St. Paul. Those GSL students participating in events, included, front, from left, Kyle Polzin, Patrick Kunkel and Austin Bernstein. Middle row, Kole Polzin, Sam Lange, Kirsten Barott and Cortney Kressin. In the back are Adam Thalmann, Matt Dahlke, Derek Ortloff, Tommy Becker, Jac Chelman, Zach Pierson and Blake Ortloff. Missing was Becca Green. At the right are Maddie Kuehn and Eric Thalmann, choir participants. State degrees were awarded to Kressin and Laura Becker. They attended general sessions, aided in the approval of the budget and accepted awards on behalf of the GSL FFA chapter. Awards received by the chapter include: an achievement award for $9,500 donated to Courage Camps during the annual corn drive, a Land of Service Award recognizing over 1,000 hours of community service, a membership growth award and an 85 percent membership award.
Lincoln band, choir perform
The GSL Lincoln Junior High bands and choirs are in concert on Thursday, May 16, at 8 p.m. in the GSL High School Auditorium. This concert will feature over 100 instrumentalists and vocalists from GSL’s Lincoln Junior High School. This is a free concert. Be sure to arrive early to view the seventh- and eighth-grade art show in the high school cafeteria.
Annual meeting set May 16
The annual meeting of the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf will be held at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 16, in the meeting room at the Church of St. Pius X, 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe. The 2012 report of business at the food shelf will be given, and there will be an election of four positions on the board of directors. Volunteer reorganization also will take place. The meeting is open to the public.
May 19 Teen Challenge at Berean Baptist
Berean Baptist Church in Glencoe will be hosting a Teen Challenge on Sunday, May 19, accordeing to the Rev. Jonathan Pixler. Twenty-six 26 individuals from Teen Challenge will come to the 10:20 a.m. church service to share their testimonies and to sing. The community is invited to join the congregation. There will be a church potluck immediately following the service.
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‘Raise the Roof’ set May 10
The “Raise the Roof” fundraiser for the Nakavule, Uganda, school fund will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, May 10, at the GSL High School auditorium. The fundraiser features Ken Davis, a Christian comedian who is originally from Minnesota, but now lives in Tennessee. Davis has spoken to many audiences over the years across the country and worldwide. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and tickets are on sale now at www.kendavistickets.com or 1800-425-0873. The funds raised will help put a roof on a school in Nakavula.
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Building Permits
The following building permits were approved by the Glencoe City Council on Monday, May 6: Julio Arce, 1605 Birch Ave., mechanical permit. Dennis Preble, 1905 E. 10th St., reroof, reside. Travis Trnka, 1003 E. 15th St., repairs, remodel. Richard Deckert, 1515 Chandler Ave., window replacement. Dick Landkammer, 1007 E. 10th St., plumbing permit. Jeff Caswell, 2408 E. 9th St., sign permit. Gary Carter, 101 Hennepin Ave., mechanical permit. Lee Lemke, 1327 Elliott Ave., window replacement. Orchard Estates, 1900 Ford Ave., window replacement. Steven Greenwalt, 1931 E. 10th St., reroof. Professional Insurance Providers, 613 E. 10th St., reroof.
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Poppy luncheon set May 16
The Glencoe VFW Post 5102 Auxiliary will host a poppy luncheon on Thursday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW Post Home. Take-outs are available and home delivery is available by calling 320-864-5992. The public is invited to attend.
Glencoe seniors to meet
The Glencoe Senior Citizens group will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at the senior room in the Glencoe City Center. The group will play 500 and Sheephead, and all area senior citizens are invited to attend. The club also will meet at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, for card playing.
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Fight against sex trafficking
The Crossroads Church, 10478 Bell Ave., Plato, will be hosting a “Ladies Night to Fight Against Sex Trafficking” event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 18. Spokeswoman Shannon Wegscheid said, “Help us support an organization that rescues children as young as 5 years old from sexual slavery. Join us to release generations of families from forced labor.” The event will include food, games and prizes, all the while supporting the International Justice Mission, Wegscheid said. 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.
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Police Report
At 4:11 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, police were called to a facility on Greeley Avenue for a report of a female juvenile who walked away from Journey Mental Health Services. The girl was known to be a “cutter.” The juvenile was located at her residence and transported back to Journey Mental Health Services. A medical emergency was reported at 9:42 a.m., Thursday, at a location on Greeley Avenue. A person fell when the wheel of a walker got stuck in an elevator. Ambulance transportation was not required. Police received a report of vandalism at Oscar Olson Park around noon on Thursday. A woman reported the theft of her wallet from her purse at 2:55 p.m., Thursday. The incident occurred at a residence on 16th Street. At 9:30 a.m., Friday, police investigated a possible phone scam. A Greeley Avenue resident reported receiving a phone call saying send $1,000 and get $2 million from Publishers Clearing House. When the officer called back, the person on the other end “sounded like the guy just woke up from bed. At first he was Joe and later in the conversation he was no longer Joe.“ The officer advised the Glencoe resident “not to send any money.” A gas drive-off was reported at 1:56 p.m., Friday, from Casey’s General Store on 13th Street. The female driver of an older black Jeep left without paying for $49.41 in gas. One person was taken into custody during a domestic dispute at a 12th Street residence at 4:13 p.m., Friday. A theft was reported at 10:17 p.m., Friday, at an 11th Street address. Someone reported the theft of prescription drugs by another person. At 4:59 p.m., Saturday, a motorist was clocked at 42 miles per hour in 30 mph zone on 10th Street. When stopped the driver admitted he did not know where he was going nor was he paying attention to his speed. “The driver was cooperative,” the officer reported. But he was cited for speed nonetheless. Another theft was reported at residence on Newton Avenue at 10:20 a.m., Sunday. Someone had gone through vehicles there and guns were missing. Also missing were CDs, an iPod, and brief case with personal information and a passport.
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Spring play
The drama department at GlencoeSilver Lake performed a series of short plays “Around the World in 8 Plays” for its spring production. Above, Leah Peterson, center, and Jordan Doolittle, right, with Ellie Forcier, Jenna Jochum and Lili Mallak in the background, were in the short story “Lost Beads.” At right, Ben Rockswold as Prince Ivan and Mallak as Sun’s sister were actors in “Prince Ivan, the With and the Little Sister of ther Sun.” The production was directed by Patrick Hiltner.
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door to its participation in other issues, such as abortion, gay marriage and the gold standard. But Duncan Cameron, a resident of Rich Valley Township, argued that government starts from the bottom and goes up. “It’s local to county to state to federal,” said Cameron, noting that there were individual states before there was a union of states. “We, the individuals, have the jurisdiction of federal government.” And Commissioner Ron Shimanski said that part of each commissioner’s oath office was a pledge to uphold the Constitution. “We made a pledge to the Constitution, not to the laws, rules and statutes that came after it,” said Shimanski. Commissioners Kermit Terlinden and Paul Wright, who both avowed that they are avid sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters, indicated that they did not feel that the County Board was the place to take on the issue. Terlinden said that any change to the Second Amendment would have to come at the federal level, and would require stringent votes for change. “It truly does take an act of Congress,” said Terlinden, who pointed out that it takes a two-thirds vote in each chamber and a three-fourths vote of states to change an amendment. “I don’t think it’s up to the five people sitting here to make this decision,” said Terlinden, who added that if there was a push to change the amendment, “I would be the first in line” in the fight against it. Rosalind Kohls of Glencoe said that the resolution is not asking to change the Second Amendment, “but to uphold it. I would think you should be able to do that.” “I do not feel the County Board needs to go there,” said Wright of his stance on the issue. “We don’t have the authority by statute.” But Wright also said that he is a member of the National Rifle Association and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and, like Terlinden, would take a strong individual stance against greater gun control. But Cameron argued that a stance needs to start now, at the local level. “If you don’t make a stand here, where do you make a stand?” asked Cameron. “At your front door with no help?” Christensen said that he could see “nothing illegal” about the County Board supporting the resolution. “This is where it starts,” said Christensen. “You, the people, are the government.” Commissioner Sheldon Nies said he would support the resolution as a grassroots effort to curb federal government. “Every major thing that has happened in the United States has started at the grassroots,” said Nies. “The bottom line is, I strongly support grassroots efforts, and this is one of them.” After great discussion and hearing comments from many others in attendance, the County Board voted 3-2 to support the resolution. Christensen, Shimanski and Nies all voted in favor, while Terlinden and Wright cast the dissenting votes.
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son said for the first week, West Central was permitted to come into Glencoe to handle its five-sort blue recycling bins. There will be no more blue bin collections for the county program within Glencoe, Larson said. Those non-participants wishing to continue recycling, however, can use the county’s drop site on 13th Street, he said. As to what to do with the blue bins, Larson said he has been in contact with Ed Homan, county solid waste director, and Homan is expected to get back to him with an answer. While the first-day results were impressive, not all residents are happy with the city’s change to one-sort recycling. Gary Ballard, a former Glencoe city council member, asked who was pushing the one-sort recycling. “The county is not pushing it.” Ballard, who attended the City Council meeting, said he was speaking for many residents “who have been dumped on with these (Waste Management) bins.” He said he was led to believe that the city was to contact residents about having the bins, “but all of a sudden everyone gets one! Who did it?” When he called city hall, he was told Waste Management decided that. When he called Waste Management, he was told it was the city’s decision. “Who did it? Ballard asked. Ballard also questioned whether the city is violating the county ordinance and state statute on recycling. He said the state statute allows the county to develop a waste management plan, and once approved it takes precedent. “I’d like to see the attorney’s opinion on why the city can violate the county plan,” Ballard said. But Mayor Randy Wilson shut off the conversation at that point and said he was not going to allow “one-sided information” at the City Council meeting. Wilson suggested he and Ballard get together on Wednesday to answer those questions. “I am confident City Council used good judgment,” Wilson added. Earlier in the day, Larson was asked why City Council was in such a hurry to go to the one-sort program since the county was in the process of doing a study of its recycling program. “There was no hurry,” Larson replied. As to why City Council acted now, “ask the Council. Council was ready to go.” Larson said the city’s plans have been under way since last October because the city’s garbage contract with Waste Management was ending on Dec. 31. Waste Management offered to add a separate recycling contract to the renewal of its garbage contract with the city. Larson said there were three readings of an ordinance change for the new recycling contract, and a public hearing also was held. The new recycling contract was to begin in January, but was delayed. Later, the County Board asked the city to delay implementing one-sort to allow the county to study its program and whether onesort could be handled at its Materials Recovery Facility in Hutchinson. The county committed $50,000 to that study, and City Council delayed the implementation of its one-sort program. But Larson emphasizes the city “made no commitment to the county” over the county’s study. As to the accusation that the city violated the county’s Waste Management Plan, Larson said the city’s legal interpretation is that because the city is providing a “higher level of service than the multi-sort, we have jurisdiction. Lesser or equal, then its the county’s jurisdiction.” The new one-sort recycling program will cost participating residents $2.65 a month and will be billed quarterly by Waste Management, Larson said. The monthly bill could be reduced when Waste Management sells the recyclable material and rebates some of that money back to participating city residents. As to the new one-sort program, Larson said the biggest complaint he has heard is that the 64-gallon bins are too heavy and too big. He said there is a 32-gallon option, too, and residents can call Waste Management or city hall to change to that. Driving around Glencoe streets on Monday doing a visual check, Larson said he and city staff “were really happy” to see the widespread participation. “Driving through town, it felt good,” Larson said.
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City’s one-sort recycling program hits streets in a big way Monday
Our view: City’s decision to start own collection program a bit out of character with past
here seemed to be some confusion in Glencoe lately concerning recycling, and the sudden appearance of large yellow and green Waste Management single-sort containers at all residences last week just added to the confusion. Why was the city so hell-bent on getting single-sort recycling up and running even as the county is undergoing an expensive study of its own recycling program? What is the hurry? According to city officials, there was no hurry. The new single-sort recycling program has been talked about since last fall, and City Council was ready to act. So what about the county’s study? No commitment from Glencoe on that study, apparently. So why is the county wasting up to $50,000 on a study? To cynics in Glencoe, it was a moot point from the start, because the study will likely support the county’s current five-sort recycling program regardless. So Glencoe struck out on its own on Monday when its one-sort program got under way. The result? A great success according to Glencoe officials, who point out that what was collected Monday in the north half of the city nearly doubled what was usually collected under the county’s five-sort system for the entire community. Those in Glencoe who do not want to single-sort, can always use the county’s recycling site on 13th Street if they wish to continue recycling. The current blue bins are no longer being used in Glencoe. OK, some of the confusion has been cleared up, but suspicions about the motivation of the move remain. The suspicions are this issue has more to do with politics than increasing recycling statistics; it has more to do with personalities and control than improving a public service. The strong city personalities are
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clashing with equally strong personalities of county officials. Saving face could have been as easy as letting the county finish its study, and then making a decision. But Glencoe City Council went ahead with one-sort recycling anyway. Minnesota Statute 115A.46 spells out the regional and local solid waste management requirements. A plan needs state approval, first of all. McLeod County submitted that plan using authority from state statutes. In the third statement of the county’s solid waste management ordinance, it cites Minnesota statutes, including Section 115, for its legal authority. In subsection 3.2 it states: “The governing body of any town or local unit of government may continue to exercise the authority to plan solid waste management, but after the adoption of official controls, no local unit of government shall enact official controls inconsistent with the standards prescribed in this ordinance.” That seems pretty clear. The county has authority to run the recycling program. But Glencoe’s legal interpretation viewed it otherwise. The city’s legal counsel ruled the city program is a higher level of service than the county program, therefore, the city has jurisdiction in the matter. How the county legal counsel sees it may be a different matter. Recycling has never been a hotbutton issue for most county or city residents. Those who recycle will continue; those who never did may never start. All of a sudden this non-issue has become a hot potato. And this hot potato could impact future joint projects between the city and county. Is it worth it? We shall see. Normally, Glencoe City Council and its officials take a very pragmatic, well-thought out approach to problem-solving. They seem to be a bit out of character on this issue. — R.G.
Letters to Editor Legislature, Governor, do not legalize gay marriage
To the Editor: In a 2004 editorial “The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage” to The Tech newspaper, Adam Kolasinski answered gay marriage activist claims that heterosexual couples who were sterile or elderly should be denied marriage based on procreation, as this is a key reason for state involvement in marriage. He notes, however, those restrictions would require “state-mandated, costly fertility tests. Furthermore, so few elderly people marry it was not worth government intervention.” The reason states invest in heterosexual marriage is so the state itself, and the culture supporting it, continue to survive by the rearing of healthy children. It is not directly based on making someone’s private life better. There is a lack of evidence that the state would draw long-term, consistent benefits from changing marital law to accommodate same-sex relationships. As Jason Richwine and Jennifer Marshall of the Heritage Foundation note, “The New Family Structures Study by Mark Regnerus indicates prior studies claiming no difference among homosexual or heterosexual parents is inadequate and is an insufficient basis to redefine marriage.” Nationally, syndicated radio host Jason Lewis has alluded to gay marriage as “a government program.” Government programs have a tendency to exceed projected costs and underestimate projected revenue. He also counters the use of the 14th Amendment to justify gay marriage as inappropriate, since “homosexuality is a behavior, and if indeed the 14th Amendment ever applies, it should also apply equally to rich and poor in the tax code.” Some activists often claim “gay marriage will not affect you.” However, bed and breakfasts were sued in Vermont and the United Kingdom. A wedding photography business in New Mexico met a similar fate despite the fact New Mexico does not even recognize gay marriage, but has anti-discrimination laws. In all three cases, constitutional religious freedoms were violated. Claims that legalization of polygamous marriage and other changes to marriage won’t happen are frequently made. Maryland recently approved gay marriage by popular ballot, and there’s already reported discussion about legalizing polygamy. England also recognizes polygamous marriages that were performed abroad. In Canada there was even discussion on how “pedophilia is a sexual orientation,” according to lifesitenews.com. Where exactly is the “two consenting adults” crowd on these matters? The state government (in particular DFLers in conservative and rural districts) must realize the defeat of the amendment is not a permission slip for social activists to change the current recognition of marriage in our state. A recent Star Tribune poll indicates a clear majority of Minnesotans oppose gay marriage at this time. This issue could also prove very costly in 2014 for the majority party already marching onto thin ice amidst a turbulent economy and the swift approval of “ObamaCare.” Marriage, unlike freedom of religion, is not a constitutional right. Having the state subsidize relationships based on feelings alone is counterproductive. There is simply no compelling argument or evidence to change the current law. Jaime Thissen Glencoe
Letters to Editor Plato donors tops in per capita donations to food shelf, again
To the Editor: The totals of the March Challenge Drive among the towns in the county are now in and recorded by each town. The winner again this year is Plato with a total of 16.06 pounds of food per person. Silver Lake was second with 8.06 pounds per person and Lester Prairie with total of 5.33 pounds per person. Cash was figured as one pound of food per dollar, and the amount of food per person was according to the 2010 Census. The total for some of the towns could have been higher, but the donations were not brought in until after the absolute deadline. Although the grand total was less than last year, it still amounted to 99,865 pounds of food. This will supply food for 78,819 meals; in 2012, we supplied food for 354,426 meals! Everyone deserves a big thank you for all that you donated to make this drive a big success. Without everyone’s help, the food shelf would not be able to help all the many needy families of McLeod County that we do. The success of the March drive shows what a wonderful county we live in. Everyone’s help to feed the individuals in need is greatly appreciated. The tears and hugs of appreciation tell the whole story. It may have been one of your own family members that you helped and (you) never knew they needed help. Again, a big thank you to everyone. Marietta Neumann Executive director McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
McLeod County residents stand to lose $70,000
To the Editor: The city took it upon itself to adopt a new ordinance in order to contract our city’s recyclables with Waste Management. This ordinance is in violation of county law. The hiring of Waste Management comes at a cost to Glencoe residents, replacing a free county recycling plan. Based on the Minnesota State statute and county ordinances, the county is in charge of our waste disposal. The county sub-contracted the handling of our recyclables with West Central until September 2015 at a cost of $70,000 a year. With Glencoe backing out of its contract with the county, the county loses this money annually. This is our money, too, as residents of McLeod County! Per MPCA advisers, neither McLeod County and its legal counsel nor the city of Glencoe and its legal counsel admit they are in violation of the county’s Solid Waste Recycling Plan — one for failure to enforce and the other for lack of compliance. Also, this new ordinance says that containers will be given out only by resident request. Then wham! Everyone got a new one-sort recycle container dropped on their driveways. When a local resident called the mayor about this unannounced citywide dump of containers, he said that it was decided by Waste Management. When the resident called Waste Management, it said they were dropped off per the city’s request. Who is telling the truth? We know that very few residents would have requested the new container. What about the billing? In the new contract between the city and Waste Management, it states that the city will bill the residents quarterly. But later on in the contract, it states the city will pay the base rate per residential unit. Which is it? Please call 952-467-2998 to have your unwanted recycle container picked up at no cost, and you can continue to use the free county services with the blue bins at curbside. You have a right to express yourself by complaining to the City Council for this mess. Contrary to our Council reps and mayor assuring us of upfront notification, explanation, and transparency — there was none whatsoever. Gary Ballard and many concerned citizens
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Art students earn awards
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School art students traveled to Jordan High School for the 2013 Region 2A Minnesota State High School Visual Arts Festival on May 1. There are 9 categories: Drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, printmaking, media arts, ceramics, 2D mixed media/collage and graphic design. Schools can bring up to a total of 18 pieces, with no more than six in any one category. Individuals can enter no more than one piece in a category. Participating students with their category entries and awards listed: Hailey Havlik, drawing, superior; sculpture, superior; crafts entry. Samantha Iverson, drawing entry. Heidi Johnson, crafts, excellent; 2D mixed media/collage, superior. Ismael Calderon, ceramics, excellent; crafts entry; sculpture, excellent. Alyssa Lesnau, 2D mixed media/collage, superior. Samantha Johnson, 2D mixed media/collage, excellent,; graphic design-Excellent. Josie Kjenstad, crafts entry. Katie Mueller, ceramics , excellent. The MSHSL students’ works will be on display for viewing on Thursday, May 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the GSL K-12 Panther Art Prowl in the gymnasium at the high school, (in conjunc-
City moves ahead on Morningside design
By Rich Glennie Editor After a lengthy discussion about the Morningside Avenue extension project, Glencoe City Council on Monday night approved a resolution to move ahead with a joint powers agreement with the county to do the design work. The design costs, estimated at about $100,000, would be split 50/50 with the county. The vote was 3-1, with Council member John Schrupp voting no and Lori Adamietz absent due to the recent death of her father. The resolution also called for a 2015 starting date for the project that would extend Morningside Avenue north from 11th Street, across the Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W) tracks to 16th Street, where a roundabout would be built to tie into 16th Street and County Road 15. In making the resolution, Council member Gary Ziemer said he was fearful the $100,000 design plans would be put on a shelf if the project does not move forward. Ziemer also was adamant that the remainder of the cost for the project be split 70 percent county and 30 percent city if the project proceeds. Mayor Randy Wilson said he has heard some comments that the city should not go ahead with the Morningside project, while others are saying it should. Without design plans, however, the financing questions for the project cannot be determined, Wilson said, and he encouraged City Council to proceed with the design work. Wilson said the city and county need to gather more solid cost figures “before we can seriously make a judgment.” Many of those questions involve the soils along the route and the impacts on the railroad and homeowners along Morningside to name a few. “We need to find out (the costs),” Wilson added. Rodeberg said the entire project is about $3.6 million. If the project was on a 50/50 split, the county’s costs would drop about $100,000 and the city’s would increase about the same. But Rodeberg said the only piece that is a 50/50 split is the design work and with every other project around the county (Silver Lake and Stewart), the county’s share of the project is about 70 percent. The Morningside Avenue project is a bit different in that it is construction of a new road, not reconstruction, Rodeberg added. At a 70/30 split, the county’s share would be about $2.4 million and the city’s share about 1.2 million. “If we move forward, we want the 70/30 percent split like other communities,” Wilson stressed. Also being looked at are the use of state aid dollars for the city’s share as well as possible solid waste funds by the county. Solid waste funds were used when the Hutchinson bypass was built to redirect garbage trucks around Hutchinson. That amounted to about $1.2 million, according to Kermit Terlinden, the Glencoe area commissioner on the McLeod County Board. Council member John Schrupp said a big hurdle is getting TC&W to move its switching area farther east of Morningside Avenue. Rodeberg said TC&W wants to move the switching area farther east and is still committed to do something near the city’s industrial park, “but there is no timeline.” Involved is about 850 feet of double track between Union and Morningside avenues. By moving the two tracks farther east it would eliminate the two tracks, and reduce traffic delays, at the future Morningside crossing. “We can’t make those decisions until we have answers (to costs),” Wilson emphasized. Rodeberg said the design phase would look at the poor soils along the Morningside route and what is needed to correct them; it would look at street elevations and the impacts on existing homes along Morningside; and look at the need for storm sewers in the area as well as the railroad issues. City Administrator Mark Larson said once the design work is done, then it can be taken to the contractors for bids on what it all will cost. “We need the design work to move forward, but we need the 70/30 split (with the county). We have to make that request,” Wilson said. “It’s a big project for a short piece of road,” Wilson added. “Sometimes roads can be polarizing.” Ziemer said if solid waste funds are available, it should be used to reduce the city’s portion of the costs and reduce the city’s reliance on municipal state aid dollars to pay for its share of the project.
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Heidi Johnson poses with her art work that received a superior rating at the regional arts festival in Jordan. tion with the first and second grade concert “Snapshot). Also on display will be work by K-12 students. There will be displays and activities in the cafeteria for some hands-on experience. There will be some surprise artists also involved. A slide show of student work will be included in the presentation in the auditorium before and after the first and second grade concerts, which will run from 6 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. The gym and cafeteria will remain open to the families not involved with the concert. After the concerts, a finale presentation in the auditorium of high school student work will conclude the evening. Art students will be able to take their work home at the end of the evening. The public is invited to attend and partipate in the fun, said Shanda Landes, high school art teacher.
Recession continues to impact crimes prosecuted in county
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The economy continues to impact the number of felony convictions both statewide and in McLeod County, the County Board of Commissioners learned at its April 30 meeting. McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge gave his annual report, noting that the number of felony convictions in the county in 2011, the latest year available, was 94, as compared to a peak of 141 felony convictions in 2007. It was 2008, Junge said, when the current economic recession started, which resulted in the dip of felony charges and convictions. “Crimes involving drugs, alcohol, sex and gambling make up 90 to 95 percent of the criminal acts” prosecuted by his office, said Junge. One would assume that crime would increase during hard economic times, but the opposite is true. “At least three of those — drugs, alcohol and gambling — take money,” said Junge. “And when people don’t have the money to spend, the crimes go down.” But overall, the number of felony crimes prosecuted by his office has risen dramatically since he was first elected in 1982, Junge said. In 1982, the McLeod County Attorney’s Office prosecuted 30 felonies. Part of the reason is what Junge referred to as criminal inflation — crimes that were misdemeanors in 1982, such as driving under the influence, can now be gross misdemeanors or even felonies, depending on the applicable laws. In 2012, drug offenses led the county’s felony and gross misdemeanor adult criminal charges with a total of 53. Next highest was assault charges with 41, which Junge indicated was another indicator of the economy — more crimes occur in the home because people don’t get out as much. There were 30 theft charges and 27 driving while impaired offenses. Of all criminal charges filed, including felonies, gross misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors, there were 176 males charged and 68 females. Junge said there always has been a wide gap in gender when it comes to criminal charges, because males seem to mature later. “Part of my job is to see that males get through to their 27th or 28th birthdays, because after that age they don’t repeat,” said Junge. Along with prosecuting criminal cases, the attorney’s office also handles legal issues for Social Services, such as parental rights, guardianship and conservatorship, child protection and issues involving the mentally ill; appeals of criminal convictions; real estate tax appeals; highway department easements, right-of-way and other legal issues; and any civil lawsuits filed against the county. In other business April 30, the County Board: • Bought another mobile recycling collection trailer for the Solid Waste Department at a cost of $22,245, which could be stationed in various communities during town celebrations as a place to deposit recyclables. The Board agreed to spend another $3,000 on graphics for the trailer. Both will be paid for through the abatement fee fund. • Bought 15 additional recycling baskets for a total cost of $20,250 to accommodate the increase in material being brought to the Solid Waste Facility. That cost also will be paid for through the abatement fee fund.
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Stewart Legion Auxiliary to distribute poppies
The Stewart American Legion Auxiliary will distribute poppies during the week of May 12. In 1921, the poppy became the official flower of the American Legion in memory of soldiers who fought on the battlefields of Belgium during World War I. Poppy donations help the American Legion Auxiliary assist disabled and hospitalized veterans by providing comfort and care for America’s heroes. The poppy serves as a tribute to the lives lost in all wars and honors the living veterans. “When you wear a poppy, you are saying ‘I remember,’” said Virgene Roepke, Stewart Legion Auxiliary chairwoman. “Poppies are not sold by volunteers, they are distributed. The person acquiring the poppy is invited to make a donation at his or her discretion. Any amount is appreciated,” Roepke said.
Schweiss, Markgraf named Ervin scholarship recipients
Chronicle photo by Lori Copler
Brownton bike-a-thon
Thirteen bicyclists took part in the bike-a-thon sponsored by the Brownton Fire Department on Sunday afternoon. Above, Brownton Police Officer Larry Warzecha goes over some rules of the road and safety tips before the group takes off. Proceeds from the bike-a-thon will help buy new positive-pressure ventilation fans for the fire department.
From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
May 9, 1913 O.C. Conrad, Editor House cleaning time — the saddest of the year. Mrs. Frederick Krohn received the sad intelligence Wednesday announcing the death of her son, William, at Garner, Iowa. Tillie, the 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Schuett, died Monday forenoon of this week at the home for the feeble-minded at Faribault. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran Church. manuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. A beautiful mock wedding for the couple was staged at 2:30 in the afternoon. Herb Zander was the lucky winner of an Elto outboard motor raffled off at Ernie’s Place Saturday evening. A business deal was made last week whereby Herman Uecker obtained the owner of the old Beatty estate east of town, having bought it from its present owner, Martin Wilhelm. Duane Kucera was the victim of a bicycle accident Tuesday, having caught his foot somehow in the spokes of a wheel and receiving a severe laceration just above the heel. Dr. Jensen took 11 stitches to close the wound. the valedictorian of the Brownton High School class of 1963. Kathy Wendland and Karen Krcil were named co-salutatorians. At its meeting last Wednesday, the Brownton Women’s Club elected officers for the coming year, including: Mrs. Virgil Kreie, president; Mrs. Charles F. Doerr, vice president; Mrs. Howard Madsen, secretary; and Mrs. Darwin Risting, treasurer. Former Brownton furniture dealer and funeral director Franklin J. Peters was among the 32 actors in “Hamlet,” the $2 million Guthrie Theatre’s first production. year in revenue each year for five years to help take care of its statutory operating debt. Kelly Lindeman received the state degree at the FFA state convention April 25-27, while Ellen Adamietz won the state dairy showmanship contest. Both are members of the McLeod West FFA chapter.
The 2013 recipients of the Delores M. Ervin Scholarship are Rachel Schweiss, daughter of Ray and Cathy Schweiss of Brownton, and Rachel Markgraf, daughter of Curtis and Renae Markgraf of Hutchinson. The scholarship was established in 2008 by the late Delores Mae Ervin of rural Stewart. Her goal was to foster post-secondary education
in health care-related fields. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be a resident of the former McLeod West School District as it existed on Jan. 1, 2009; planning a career in a health care-related field; or a 2008 or 2009 McLeod West graduate currently engaged in pursuit of a health care-related career.
18 Brownton seniors met Monday
Eighteen Brownton senior citizens met Monday, May 6, at the community center. Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners: 500, Bernetta Alsleben, first, and Norma Albrecht, second; pinochle, John Huebert, first, and Della Schultz, second; and sheephead, Lil Lindeman, first, and Lowell Brelje, second. Carol Brelje won the door prize. Ordell Klcuas served refreshments. The next meeting will be Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m. All area seniors are welcome.
10 Years Ago
May 14, 2003 Lori Copler, Editor McLeod West’s on-the-job training program has afforded senior Ryan Brugman the opportunity to explore a career most people would never think of — building custom-made aquariums. Brugman found a job through the program with The Aquarium Company, located south of Winthrop. The company custom builds aquariums for hospitals, office buildings and restaurants.
Legion’s scholarship draw winners are announced
The Glencoe American Legion Post 95 Spring Raffle for Scholarships concluded with a drawing on May 2. Winners are as follows: First prize of $1,000, Penny Gildea, Glencoe. Second prize, $500, Sandy Peterson, Hector. Third prize, $250, Randy Bussler, Glencoe. Fourth prize, $125, Steve Malecek, Hutchinson. Fifth prize, $75, Kenneth Donnay, Glencoe. Sixth prize, $50, Judy Radzevicius, Glencoe.
75 Years Ago
May 5, 1938 Percy L. Hakes, Editor Miss Irene Rennecke, daughter of Mr. Louis Rennecke, and Emil Lemke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Lemke of New Auburn, were united in marriage Tuesday evening, May 3, at Im-
20 Years Ago
May 5, 1993 Lori Copler, Editor The Stewart School District has set a levy referendum vote for May 18, asking for voter approval of an additional $50,000 a
50 Years Ago
May 9, 1963 Charles H. Warner, Editor Karen Lehmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Lehmann of Brownton, has been named
From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
May 9, 1913 A.F. Avery, Editor A.F. Avery resigned as the Stewart City Clerk at the May 6 Village Council meeting and was replaced by J.P. Hoyt. Two deservedly popular young people were wedded at the Catholic parsonage Tuesday by the Rev. J.J. Mies, they being Mr. John Novotny Jr. and Miss Ellen Williamette. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Williamette of Collins and the groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Novotny, also of Collins. They will make their home in Glencoe, where the groom is employed in the tile works. Paul Pribnow returned home last Thursday from his trip to Germany. He was gone about four months and was feasted and entertained until he got so fat that his friends hardly knew him on his return. Beginning next Monday, Stewart will have a new produce store, R.E. Cobb & Co. of St. Paul having leased the John Fahse building for that purpose. Albert Uecker, formerly of Gaylord but lately of Marietta, has been placed in charge as manager. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Boehlke Tuesday morning, May 6. truck from the Farmers Elevator Co. The elevator is getting out of the bulk oil business. Next Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, weather permitting, the cornerstone of Stewart’s new $100,000 public school building will be laid. An appropriate program has been arranged by Supt. G.A. Lippert. make room for the new addition to the school, to be built this summer.
35 Years Ago
May 11, 1978 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Naomi Klitzke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Klitzke, is the valedictorian of the Stewart High School class of 1978, while Michelle Picha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Picha, is the salutatorian. Other honor students are Sheryl Klinkner, Carol Kuttner, Calleen Mayer, Grant Ohland, Cindy Pagenkopf, Ron Sondergaard, Betsy Steinbach and Wendy Wiechman. Erica Bents, daughter of Mrs. Vera Bents and the late Jan Bents, was named by the Stewart American Legion Auxiliary as its delegate to Girls State, while Nancy Kirchoff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kirchoff, was named the alternate. Patricia Hazel Slipka and Richard Harold Hansen, both of Stewart, were married April 22, 1978, at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Slipka of Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Hansen of Vining.
75 Years Ago
May 6, 1938 Harry Koeppen, Editor Tuesday afternoon’s sultry atmosphere resulted in a small twister from the southwest which caused many thousands of dollars of damage in and around Stewart. The huge barn on the Virgil Plaisance farm six miles north of town was practically demolished. A silo roof was taken off, a hay rack smashed and other damage was done at the Will farm west of town. A machine shed on the Karg place north of town also was wrecked. Dozens of telephone poles went down in the high wind. In the village, the Richards Poultry Farm was the heaviest loser when a brooder house rolled over, causing the deaths of about 700 chicks. A business deal of considerable interest took place here Monday when Willard Penk purchased the bulk oil plant and
50 Years Ago
May 9, 1963 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor John “Jack” Maiers, a Stewart native, has been named president of Valley National Bank, to be constructed in North Mankato. He most recently was vice president at American State Bank in Mankato. Stewart Produce, owned and operated by Virgil and Lester Goodman, has gone automatic in its egg operations in recent weeks, having installed a Seymour egg washer and Staalkaat egg grader. Donald Hahn was the successful bidder for the steel bus garage, which was sold at public auction last Friday evening by the Stewart School District. The garage is to be removed from the school grounds by June 1 to
Thurs., May 9 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info. Sun., May 12 — MOTHER’S DAY Mon., May 13 — Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30 p.m.; Brownton Senior Citizens Club, Brownton Community Center, 1 p.m.; Stewart City Council, 7 p.m.; Edward Ewald Post 143 Brownton & Auxiliary, Brownton Community Center, 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 14— Narcotics Anonymous, Brownton Community Center, 7 p.m. Thurs., May 16 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.; Stewart Lions; GSL Lincoln Jr. High band & choir concert, GSL High School Auditorium, 8 p.m.; McLeod Emergency Food Shelf annual meeting, meeting room at Church of St. Pius X, Glencoe, 9:30 a.m. May 10-12 Buffalo Lake-Hector/Stewart (BLHS) Theater Dept. presents “12 Angry Jurors.”
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From The McLeod County Chronicle archives
30 Years Ago
May 11, 1983 Bill Ramige, Editor
After exchanging accusations and innuendos at a special community education budget meeting by members of the Glencoe School Board and the Community Education Board the school board approved a $26,000 budget for community education. Glencoe City Council will need to approve the proposed budget before it is given to community education. Voters will go to the polls on May 17 to elect two of the three men who have filed for the Glencoe District 422 Board of Education. Incumbent Donald Gruenhagen and challengers Steve Hatlestad and Randall Thalmann have filed for the two positions. Lorrie Huitt of Glencoe was chosen Crow River District Den Leader Coach of the Year at the district’s annual recognition dinner in Cokato. She has served for the past four years as den leader coach in Michigan and Glencoe Cub Scout Pack 352, and was a den leader for five years in Michigan before becoming a den leader coach.
20 Years Ago
May 12, 1993 Rich Glennie, Editor
Motorists who traveled on Highway 22 near McLeod Landfill on Monday were greeted with about three feet of water when the highway suddenly became another Minnesota lake due to heavy rains. Officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation manned the site all day to ensure the safety of motorists. County Road 67, located three miles south of Hutchinson, was closed as were several township roads. Water levels at Buffalo Creek reached well beyond the banks, but the creek did not pose a serious flood threat. Starkey Labs, Inc., plans to double its manufacturing space in Glencoe this year. Starkey, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is the second largest manufacturer of hearing aids in the world. They currently employ 350 persons in Glencoe.
Mindi Matson, daughter of Bob and Eileen Matson of Glencoe, was named a United States National Award winner in science by the United States Achievement Academy. Matson, was nominated for the award by Glencoe High School biology instructor Roxanne Stensvad.
10 Years Ago
May 7, 2003 Rich Glennie Editor
The Glencoe City Council endorsed a plan presented by the Glencoe Development Corporation that would financially help the county in a future administration building project in downtown Glencoe. The county is looking at several options — a downtown administration building is one and renovations to other sites, including the north complex in Glencoe is another. Glencoe Library expansion plans would expand the current library building by 2,700 square feet and shift the current community room into the new addition. The total cost of the project was estimated at $636,100 and that
includes $191,000 for renovations to the current building and $362,000 for the addition. The board received a $243,000 donation from the estate of Elsie Keasling that could be used toward the expansion project. Changes have been made to the 2003 Minnesota fishing rules beginning May 10. Some of those changes are: No more discounted fishing licenses for adults 65 and over; possession limit changes for crappies has been lowered from 15 to 10; sunfish have dropped from 30 to 20 and lake trout possession has gone from three to two. The catfish limit remains at five fish, only one may be more than 24 inches and only two may be flathead cats. Northern pike slot limits also go into effect on several Minnesota lakes, including Minniebelle in Meeker County. The new slot limit means that all northern pike measuring 24 to 36 inches must immediately be released. Anglers are still allowed to take northerns of less than 24 inches, plus one northern over 36 inches.
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GSL band, choir students earn ‘superior’ ratings at state/region
On April 27, eight-five members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School bands and choirs participated in the State-Section Solo/Ensemble Contest at Minnesota State University-Mankato. This contest is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League and allows students to perform instrumental and vocal solos and small ensembles before a certified adjudicator. Mark Broderius received a “best in site” for his tuba solo and Rachel Bonderman, Sadie Paumen and Leah Peterson also received “best in site” recognition for their vocal trio. The following groups received “superior” ratings: Solos: Mark Broderius, tuba solo. Maddie Kuehn, trumpet solo. Chris Ross, xylophone solo. Alyson Winn, clarinet solo. April Brady, clarinet solo. Ethan Bass, tenor saxophone solo. Mikayla Kantack, vocal solo. Mariah GuldemannChiariello, vocal solo. Rachel Bonderman, vocal solo. Sadie Paumen, vocal solo. Brooke Noeldner, vocal solo. Payton Lilienthal, vocal solo. Cody Wendorff, vocal solo. Eric Thalmann, vocal solo. Kayla Williams-Schwarze, vocal solo Felisha Cadena, vocal solo. Ensembles: Saxophone ensemble (Taylor Breidenbach, Piper Davis, Ashley Alsleben, Kayla Schermann, Ethan Bass, Nick Rose, Richard Wilson). Jazz I (Taylor Breidenbach, Piper Davis, Ashley Alsleben, Ethan Bass, Nick Rose, Richard Wilson, Maddie Kuehn, Layne Herrmann, Jacob Fehrenbach, Beth Bonillo, Emily Oberlin, Patrick Fehrenbach, Lindsay Wedin, Robin Swift, Jack Gepson, Eric Thalmann, Mark Broderius, Tori Varland, Shelby Rolf, Alyson Winn, Chandler Swift and Chad Thompson). Clarinet ensemble I (Beth Bonillo, April Brady, Somers Willock, Sam Iverson, Alex Stensvad and Shelby Rolf). Clarinet ensemble II (Alyson Winn, Lizzy Gran, Lili Mallak, Darin Emery, Ashleigh Robertson and DJ Wemhoff). Percussion ensemble (Mark Lueders, Jacob Wawrzyniak, Brooke Noeldner, Trevor Posusta, Ethan Wolff, Tina
Visit emphasizes value of broadband services
NEW ULM – Bill Otis from NU-Telecom met with the offices of U.S. Reps. John Kline, Tim Walz and Sen. Al Franken in Washington, D.C., recently to discuss the significant impact of small communications providers like NUTelecom in delivering consumers affordable broadband services. Otis spoke about the importance of broadband for rural business development and growth and the ways that broadband brings education, public safety, telemedicine and other opportunities to rural consumers. He provided an overview of NU-Telecom’s service areas in the districts of Kline, Walz and Franken in Minnesota and highlighted the types of service it provides to business and consumers in New Ulm, Hutchinson, Litchfield, Redwood Falls, Springfield, Glencoe, Sleepy Eye and Goodhue, as well as pointing to the number of jobs NU-Telecom provides in the state and other services that contribute to the area’s economic development. Otis urged congressional delegates to help continue to provide the services these communities need at an affordable rate by ensuring Universal Service Fund (USF) and intercarrier compensation reforms don’t deter future broadband investment in rural America and penalize small businesses that have already invested. Otis explained that cuts to this important fund are putting existing investment in rural broadband at risk and discouraging future investment in new broadband-capable networks by small companies, which may lead to increased rates for telephone, broadband and other services. In Washington to participate in the Legislative and Policy Conference hosted by NTCA – the Rural Broadband Association, April 22-24, Otis was among more than 500 rural telecom representatives from all over the country gathered in the nation’s capital for educational briefings about emerging rules and regulations and other industry issues. They also took part in visits to the policy makers on Capitol Hill and the FCC.
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Glencoe-Silver Lake students performed at the annual State-Section Solo/Ensemble contest April 27 at Minnesota State University-Mankato and came away with a basket full of superior ratings from the judges. They even captured four best in site awards. Above, the best of site awards winners were, front on left, Leah Petersen and Rachel Bonderman and in the back Sadie Paumann and Mark Broderius. Among the many other GSL superior ratings winners was Chad Thompson, at left, on guitar with GSL Jazz I. Bonillo, Rachel Rusten). Woodwind ensemble (Steph Chastek, Hailey Havlik, Beth Bonillo, April Brady, Somers Willock, Taylor Breidenbach, Piper Davis, Ashley Alsleben, Kayla Schermann, Ethan Bass, Nick Rose and Richard Wilson). Brass ensemble I (Layne Herrmann, Maddie Kuehn, Tori Varland, Sam Johnson, Eric Thalmann, Cody Wendorff, Mercy Rakow, Cody Becker. Erin Nowak and Mark Broderius). Brass ensemble II (Chandler Swift, Emily Oberlin, Josie Schmitt, Gabe Schweikert, Allison Johnson, Patrick Fehrenbach, Mariah Guldemann-Chiariello, Lindsay Wedin, Madison Kalenberg, Wyatt Ackerson and DJ Wemhoff). Flute trio (Jenna Lokensgard, Freddy Pena and Morgyn Robinson). Flute quartet (Jenna Lokensgard, Stephanie Elsing, Allie Eischens and Grei Butterfield). Saxophone trio (Wyatt Ackerson, Madison Kalenburg and Erika Ribar). Mixed vocal ensemble (Mark Broderius, Cody Becker, Eric Steffel, Cedric Winter, Eric Thalmann, Cody Wendorff, Sam Johnson, Layne Herrmann, Qiwei Huang, Mai Ngyuen, Felisha Cadena and Jessica Fegley). Women’s vocal ensemble (Alex Brusven, Jenny Rose, Katie Urban, Kaitlyn Boesche, Maddie Kuehn, Stephanie Chastek, Alex Stensvad, Erin Nowak and April Kreinke). Vocal duet No. 1 (Tori Varland and Mercy Rakow). Vocal duet No. 2 (Lindsey Becker and Danielle Mathews). Vocal duet No. 3 (Katy Kunkel and Payton Lilienthal). Vocal trio No. 1 (Hailey Havlik, Tori Varland and Shelby Rolf). Vocal trio No. 2 (Rachel Bonderman, Sadie Paumen and Leah Peterson). The following groups received “excellent” ratings: Solos: Beth Bonillo, clarinet solo. Shannon Twiss, vocal solo. April Krienke, vocal solo. Mercy Rakow, vocal solo.

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April Panther Pride winners
Helen Baker Elementary School announced its April Panther pride certificate winners. They include, front row, left to right, Madisyn Fisher, Aziel Salazar, Isaias Vega, Claudia Estrada, Luke Schmieg, Luke Roepke, Conner Morris, Marley Senske, Ana Clouse, Mason Breitkreutz, Damien Krohn and Anahi Rivera, In the middle row are Dylan Mathews, Tanner Rosenlund, Abril Rodriguez, Jordy Diaz-Escamilla, Tommy Dressen, Katrina Robeck, Dallas Mailer-Kelly, Claire Verdeck, Daniel Hernandez, Brenden Miguel-Holzheu and Rita Tkachenko. In the back row are Makenzie Elgren, Genesis Saldana, Michael Headlee, Jakob Lopez, Nic Anguiano, Hannah Hanson, Hunter Gens, Crystal Richards, Cole Tostenson, Wyatt Baumgarten and Sabas Rangel.
Health Care Exchange topic of presentation
Minnesota Health Care Exchange and how it affects your business is the topic of a free presentation by Dave Racer at Tuesday, May 14, at noon, in the South Ballroom of the Glencoe City Center. With the new health care reform, changes are coming into play very soon. As Minnesota has passed the Minnesota Health Care Exchange, businesses will have questions on how they will be affected. Professional Insurance Providers and the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce invite interested business people to the no-cost presentation by Racer regarding how the changes will affect their businesses. Business representatives will have the opportunity to ask specific questions relating to their business. The presentation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Glencoe City Center in the South Ballroom. A buffet lunch will be served and is optional. One must RSVP for the presentation and the lunch by contacting Myranda Vandamme at the Chamber office. There is a cost for the lunch.
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Dennis D. Kosek Sr., 86, of Brownton Obituaries Orville A. Gruenhagen, 85, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Orville Albert Gruenhagen, 85, of Glencoe, were held Monday, May 6, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. J a m e s Gomez officiated. Mr. Gruenhagen died peacefully on T h u r s d a y, May 2, 2013, at Orville R i d g e v i e w Gruenhagen Medical Center in Waconia with his family at his side. The organist was Marjorie Hemmann, and the duet of Brian and Julie Stiles sang “This is My Father’s World.” Congregational hymns were “Joy to the World,” “In the Garden,” and “Christ the Life of All the Living.” Pallbearers were Jon Gruenhagen, Dan Brinkman, David Brinkman, Galen Harms, Dave Witthus and Scott Lilienthal. Interment was in the Glencoe City Cemetery. Mr. Gruenhagen was born on July 6, 1927, in Glencoe, to Albert Sr. and Ella (Tanke) Gruenhagen. He was baptized as an infant on July 17, 1927, by the Rev. H.J. Bouman at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 6, 1941, by the Rev. Alfred Streufert at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He attended First Evangelical Lutheran School and Glencoe Public School through the eighth grade. On April 16, 1950, Mr. Gruenhagen was united in marriage to Geraldine Lange by the Rev. H.H. Schaller at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Helen Township. The Gruenhagens made their home in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Wayne, Larry, Lori and Kristi. The Gruenhagens shared 53 years of marriage until Mrs. Gruenhagen died on June 15, 2003. Together, the Gruenhagens spent 41 years farming in rural Glencoe before retiring and moving to Glencoe in 1991. Mr. Gruenhagen was a charter member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe, serving on the church council. He also served on the Helen Township Board and the Minnesota Valley Breeders Association board of directors. He was a member of the McLeod County Fair Board and the McLeod County Pork Producers Association. Mr. Gruenhagen enjoyed fishing at the cabin, gardening and playing sheephead. During his retirement years, he enjoyed morning coffee and cards with his friends. He especially cherished the time spent with his children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Survivors include his children, Wayne (Nancy) Gruenhagen of Mankato, Larry (Sharon) Gruenhagen of Glencoe, Lori Adamietz of Glencoe, and Kristi Gruenhagen of Wauwatosa, Wis.; six special grandchildren, Jessica (Tom) Nikunen of Jordan, Shawn (Jeanette) Gruenhagen of Wheat Ridge, Colo., Lisa (Shawn) Butler of Woodbridge, Va., Rebecca Adamietz of Milwaukee, Wis., Christopher Gruenhagen of Brookings, S.D., and Heather (Evan) Bierer of Eagan; 10 great-grandchildren, Phillip and Jack Nikunen, Haakon and Greta Gruenhagen, Madalynn, Sydnie and Kennedy Butler, TJ and Lydia Johnson, and Franky Bierer; sister, Jeanette Brinkman of Glencoe; brothers, Kenneth Gruenhagen, Donald (Jean) Gruenhagen and Al Gruenhagen, all of Glencoe; brothers-in-law, Loren (Diane) Lange and Maynard Brinkman, both of Glencoe; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Albert Sr. and Ella Gruenhagen; wife, Geraldine Gruenhagen; sisters, Mavis Gruenhagen and Carol Gruenhagen; sisters-inlaw, Helen Gruenhagen, Marian Brinkman and Jan Gruenhagen; and brother-in-law, Earl Brinkman. 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. A Mass of Christian Burial for Dennis Davis Kosek Sr., 86, of Brownton, was held Wednesday, May 1, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. The Rev. Jerry Miedl officiated. M r . Kosek died S a t u r d a y, April 27, 2013, at Glencoe R e g i o n a l Dennis Kosek H e a l t h Services in Glencoe. The organist was Paula Straub, and the song leaders were Bobbi Ludewig and Rosine Hermodson-Olsen. Musical selections were “Nearer, My God, To Thee,” “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “I Have Loved You.” Special music by his children was “The Lord’s Prayer.” Gift bearers were Alicia Selle, Dylan Kosek, Caresa Kosek and Colton Kosek. Pallbearers were Josh Kosek, Scott Jerabek, Chad Wosmek, Jason Kosek, Trent Selle and Nick Farenbaugh. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Interment was in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Stewart. Mr. Kosek was born Feb. 20, 1927, in Stewart, to Emil and Pauline (Ewert) Kosek. He was baptized as an infant, and confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. He received his education at St. Boniface Catholic School. On Nov. 14, 1945, Mr. Kosek was united in marriage to Grace Woller at St. Boniface Catholic Church Chapel in Stewart. This marriage was blessed with eight children. The Koseks resided in Stewart until 1953, when they moved to rural Brownton and began farming. They shared 67 years of marriage. Mr. Kosek loved farming. He retired in 1993. He attended St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. Mr. Kosek enjoyed fishing, shaking dice and playing cards, especially pinochle. It was his hobby and passion. In his younger years, Mr. Kosek played baseball. He especially cherished the time he spent with his family, grandchildren and friends. Survivors include his wife, Grace Kosek of Brownton; children, Sandy (Alan) Jerabek of Hutchinson, Richard Kosek of rural Hutchinson, Patty (Al) Yost of Cohasset, Jeff (Tammy) Kosek of Brownton, Cindy (Terry) Selle of Hutchinson, Julie Kosek-Colvin of Wyoming, Minn., and Tim Kosek of Winsted; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert (Vida) Kosek of Brownton; sister-inlaw, Mary (Allen) Osterfeld of Bird Island; brother-inlaw, Elmer Braun of Buffalo Lake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Emil and Pauline Kosek; son, Dennis “Joey” Kosek Jr.; brothers, Emil Kosek Jr. and his wife, Luellen, and James Kosek; sisters, Elizabeth Braun, Myrtle Dressel and her husband, Elmer, Billy Juul and her husband, Russell, Dorothy Keil and her husband, John, and twin sisters in infancy; and grandson Mitchell Kosek. Arrangements were by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
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Funeral services for Mabel Marie Raether, 90, of Glencoe, were held Sunday, May 5, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. R o n a l d Mathison officiated. M r s . Raether died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Mabel Raether H e a l t h Services in Glencoe. The organist was Dawn Wolter, and congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “The Lord’s My Shepherd.” Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Kim Nemitz, Kory Benton, Michaele Nelson, Kris Stradtmann, Jesse Koepp, Michael Koepp and Crystal Robinson. Interment was in First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe. Mabel Marie Litzau was born on Jan. 10, 1923, in Helen Township, to Henry and Winnifred (Milbrand) Litzau. She was baptized as an infant on Jan. 28, 1923, and confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 17, 1936, both by the Rev. Dysterhoft at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township. She received her education at Helen Township Parochial School. On Aug. 23, 1942, Mabel Litzau was united in marriage to Herbert Raether by the Rev. Schaller at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township. This union was blessed with three children, Janice, Robert and Karen. The Raethers made their home on the Raether family farm north of Glencoe until the beginning of 1968, when they moved to Knight Avenue in Glencoe for 45 years. They shared over 61 years of marriage before Mr. Raether died on Feb. 16, 2004. In addition to being a loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-greatgrandmother, Mrs. Raether helped on their family farm. She also worked at Green Giant, Telex and First Evangelical Lutheran School cafeteria. She was a faithful member at St. Peter ’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie and First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, where she was active in the Ladies Aid. Mrs. Raether enjoyed mowing lawn, shoveling snow, baking, cooking, visiting with neighbors and entertaining family on holidays. She also loved to play cards and belonged to many card clubs. She especially cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Survivors include her children, Janice (George) Benton of Glencoe, Robert (Dorothea “Dolly”) Raether of Glencoe, and Karen (Larry) Koepp of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Kim (John) Nemitz of Glencoe, Kory Benton of Chaska, Michaele Nelson of Glencoe, Kris (Mark) Stradtmann of Lester Prairie, Jesse Koepp of Cosmos, Michael Koepp and his special friend, Jane, of Cosmos, and Crystal (Rich) Robinson of Hutchinson; great-grandchildren, Brett Nelson and his fiancé, Danielle, of Lester Prairie, Kelli (Ryan) Dahlmann of Glencoe, Michelle Damlow of Stewart, and Chelsea Robinson of Hutchinson; great-great-grandchildren, Alexis Dahlmann and Zachary Damlow; brother, Melvin (Adeline) Litzau of Glencoe; sisters, Lenora Swanson of the Twin Cities, Anita Thiesfeld of Glencoe, Edna (Gordon) Kruschke of Lester Prairie, and Marian Eggersgluess of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Henry and Winnifred Litzau; husband, Herbert Raether; grandson, Jason Koepp; brother, Gene Litzau; sister-in-law, Helaine Litzau; and brothers-in-law, Al Swanson, Melvin Thiesfeld and Lyle Eggersgluess. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.
GHPS to host Urdahl May 21
The Glencoe Historic Preservation Society will host guest speaker state Rep. Dean Urdahl, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, in the South Ballroom of the Glencoe City Center. Urdahl, author and retired educator, will discuss the role of the Minnesota Historical Society in promoting preservation of historically important architectural sites around the state. Two staff members of the state Historical Society also will be present to explain the grant application process and funding possibilities for historic projects. One such project is the completion of work on the north wall of the Glencoe City Center as well as interior work on the west wing of the former school building.
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Virginia Goodpaster, 85, of Brownton
Funeral services for Virginia Helen Goodpaster, 85, of Brownton, were held Thursday, May 2, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. The Rev. James Gomez officiated. Mrs. Goodpaster died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Special music was “Amazing Grace” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Virginia Helen Hayden was born March 17, 1928, in Benson, Iowa, to Edny and Angeline (Brown) Hayden. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed into her faith as a youth. She received her education at a country school and was an enormous help to her parents while growing up. On Sept. 29, 1952, Virginia Hayden married Chester Goodpaster in Northwoods, Iowa. They made their home in Wayzata and in 1974, moved to Brownton. The Goodpasters shared over 38 years of marriage before Mr. Goodpaster died on Feb. 20, 1991. The last years, Mrs. Goodpaster made her home with her “family” at Shade Tree Retirement Center in Brownton and appreciated her time there. Mrs. Goodpaster worked as a housekeeper and took in laundry for other people. She also was the caregiver for her mother, Angeline. She enjoyed all needlework, especially crocheting, quilting and playing Bingo. Survivors include her son, Michael Goodpaster and his children, of St. Cloud; the amazing staff at Shade Tree in Brownton; and other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Edny and Angeline Hayden; husband, Chester Goodpaster; and siblings. 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.
he Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ambivalence as “simultaneous and contradictory feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action.” This is an alltoo-human experience that has a physical basis in our two-sided brain. Positive emotions are usually processed on the left side of the brain and negative emotions on the right. A child who has just “appropriated” a cookie after strict instructions to stay away from the cookie jar may feel pleasure at the same time he is feeling guilt or fear. All of our significant relationships have some ambivalence. Parents love their children and yet nothing can be quite as exasperating as a child misbehaving. The secret to dealing with ambivalence is to not let it spoil an otherwise good experience. Going to a party should be fun, though it will perhaps also have some anxiety attached if you aren’t crazy about parties, but that doesn’t have to ruin the experience. Commit yourself to enjoying the event and you probably will, regardless of the hassles involved. Likewise, our relationships can be spoiled by ambivalence if we focus too much on the negative aspects, but if we commit ourselves to loving the other person despite their flaws then the ambivalence is neutralized. Another way to deal with ambivalence is to reflect on our values and to reconcile our feelings based on the higher value. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God. . . . But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:5-8
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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 8 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m. Fri., May 10 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., May 12 — Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:20 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., May 14 — Men’s Bible study, 6 a.m. Wed., May 15 — 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 8 — Men’s breakfast, Bible study, 8 a.m.; televised worship, 2 p.m.; confirmation ditch clean-up, 6:30 p.m.; church council, 7 p.m. Thurs., May 9 — Rachel Circle at Marcia Miller’s, 9 a.m. Fri., May 10 — Anna Kraemer, Mike Herzog wedding rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Sat., May 11 — Anna Kraemer, Mike Herzog wedding, 4 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Worship with youth leading, 8:15 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday school. Mon., May 13 — Televised worship, 3 p.m. Tues., May 14 — Ladies fellowship at Gert & Erma’s, 10 a.m.; Sarah Circle at Louise Carlson’s home, 7 p.m. Wed., May 15 — Televised worship, 2 p.m.; lay minister meeting, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., May 12 — Worship at Church of Peace, 10 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., May 8 — St. Pius X School two-hour late start; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m. Thurs., May 9 — Food shelf board meeting, 9:30 a.m.; Mass at GRHSLTC, 10:30 a.m.; worship committee meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., May 10 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; no Spanish Mass. Sat., May 11 — Spanish first communion reconcilation, 8 a.m.; Spanish first communion rehearsal, 9 a.m.; mothers group rosary, 9 a.m.; mothers day meeting, 9:30 a.m.; CCW pro-life Mother’s Day flower sale; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., May 12 — CCW pro-life Mother’s Day flower sale; Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish first communion Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., May 13 — No Mass; scheduling of liturgical ministers begins; Schoeneestatt girls’ group meeting, 3 p.m. Tues., May 14 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; St. Pius X staff meeting, 10 a.m.; junior choir practice, 2:50 p.m.; PAC meeting, 8 p.m. Wed., May 15 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., Pastor E-mail: congoucc@gmail.com Wed., May 8 — Women’s fellowship executive board, 5:30 p.m.; choir practice, 6:30 p.m.; church council, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Worship with bells, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Tues., May 14 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Wed., May 15 — Circles meet; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 925 13th St. E., Glencoe Daniel Welch, Senior Pastor Ronald L. Mathison, Associate Pastor 320-864-5522 www.firstglencoe.org E-mail: office@firstglencoe.org Wed., May 8 — Christ Chimes, 4 p.m.; Gospel Ringers, 6 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m.; school spring concert, 7 p.m. Thurs., May 9 — Chapel at Grand Meadows, 1:30 p.m. Fri., May 10 — Ken Davis program, fundraiser at high school auditorium, 7 p.m. Sat., May 11 — NYG paper drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Worship, 8 a.m.; fellowship, 9 a.m.; Bible classes, 9:15 a.m.; contemporary worship with communion, 10:30 a.m.; NYG paper drive, noon-3 p.m. Mon., May 13 — Pictorial directory committee, 6 p.m.; altar guild, 7 p.m. Tues., May 14 — GRHS communion, 9:30 a.m.; Common Cup meeting, 10 a.m.; Manor communion, 1:15 p.m.; Alzheimer support group, 6 p.m.; men’s club, 7:30 p.m. Wed., May 15 — Gospel Ringers, 6 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m.; school musical, 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 8 — Last week of Kids Praise, 3:15 p.m.; REVEAL, 5:30 p.m.; council Bible study, 7 p.m.; council, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 9 — DCE cluster at Waconia, 10:30 a.m. Sun., May 12 — Worship, 9 a.m.; adult Bible study, 10:15 a.m. Mon., May 13 — Spring pastors’ conference, Brainerd. Tues., May 14 — Spring pastors’ conference, Brainerd; GSLC Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Wed., May 15 — Spring pastors’ conference, Brainerd; GYM Bible study, high school, 7:30 a.m.; REVEAL, 5:30 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Wed., May 8 — Fifth- and sixthgrade catechism, 3:45 p.m.; seventhand eighth-grade catechism, 4:45 p.m.; chimes, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., May 9 — Bible study at Grand Meadows, 2 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Bible class, 10:20 a.m. Mon., May 13 — Small group discussion, 7 p.m. Tues., May 14 — Table Talk, 7 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: Pastor@GraceBrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Wed., May 8 — Confirmation class, 4 p.m.; church council, 7 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Worship with communion, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m. Tues., May 14 — Bible study, 9 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Wed., May 8 — Chapel worship with communion, 6:30 p.m.; board of deacons meeting, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Channel 8 video. Mon., May 13-Wed., May 15 — Pastor at spring pastors’ conference. Wed., May 15 — Noah’s Ark preschool closing service, 7 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Not available. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN 300 Croyden St. Wed., May 8 — Church council, 7 p.m. Thurs., May 9-Tues., May 14 — Pastor on vacation. Sat., May 11 — No evening worship. Sun., May 12 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., May 8 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., May 9 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., May 12 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, Pastor Wed., May 8 — “The Bible” on TV, 6 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Sunday school and adult forum, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Wed., May 15 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; “The Bible” on TV, 6 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, Pastor 612-644-0628 (cell) 320-587-5104 (church) E-mail: rlt721@hotmail.com Sun., May 12 — Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, Pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., May 8 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com Wed., May 8 — Youth choir, 5 p.m.; midweek, 6 p.m.; council meeting, 7 p.m. Thurs., May 9 — Bible study, 8:45 a.m.; bulletin deadline. Sun., May 12 — Confirmation; “Time of Grace” on TV Channel 9, 6:30 a.m.; worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10:10 a.m. Wed., May 15 — Youth choir, 5 p.m.; midweek, 6 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Bill Baldwin, Pastor www.platochurch.com Wed., May 8 — Men’s coffee, 9 a.m. Sun., May 12 — Sunday school, 8:45 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; fellowship, 11 a.m. Wed., May 15 — Men’s coffee, 9 a.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Wed., May 8 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m.; fellowship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:20 a.m. Wed., May 15 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5 p.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave. S.W., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., May 8 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time and puppet practice, 7 p.m. Sat., May 11 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., May 12 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 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. Wed., May 15 — Confirmation, 6 p.m.; prayer time and puppet practice, 7 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake 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. Wed., May 8 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m; choir practice, 7 p.m. Sat., May 11 — Spring salad luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Sun., May 12 — Handbell practice, 8:45 a.m.; worship service with fellowship to follow, 10 a.m.; deacons meeting after church. 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 8 — Mass, 5 p.m.; religious education catechist recap meeting, 7 p.m. Thurs., May 9 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; worship meeting, 5 p.m. Fri., May 10 — Mass, 8 a.m.; wedding rehearsal, 6 p.m. Sat., May 11 ‚ Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Masses, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tues., May 14 — Mass, 8 a.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., May 12 — Worship at Church of Peace, 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 8 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Sunday school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priesthood, relief society and primary, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m. WATER OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA METODISTA LIBRE Clinica del Alma 727 16th St. E., Glencoe Spanish/bi-lingual services Nestor and Maria German, Pastors E-mail: nestor2maria@hotmail.com Sun., May 12 — 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., May 12— 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 8 — AWANA, 6:30 p.m.; middle school youth, 6:30 p.m.; senior high youth, 7:30 p.m.; parenting workshop, 6:35 p.m. Sun., May 12 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m. Mon., May 13 — Women’s discipleship, 6:30 p.m.; men’s growth group, 7 p.m.; women’s “First Steps” group, 7 p.m. Tues., May 14 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m.; Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) picnic, Rotary Park, 6 p.m.
Obituaries MaryLee Belle Nelson, 80, Brownton
Funeral services for MaryLee Belle (Duehn) Nelson, 80, of Brownton, were held Monday, May 6, at Grace Lutheran Church, Brownton. The Rev. Andrew HermodsonOlsen officiated. Mrs. Nelson died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at MaryLee H a r m o n y Nelson River Living Center in Hutchinson. The organist was Cheryl Andrix, and soloist Rosine Hermodson-Olsen sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Honorary pallbearers were Adam Revier, Shane Revier, Cord Revier and Chanceton Revier. Active pallbearers were Larry Nelson, Larry Rosenthal, Jeff Messner, Bradley Anderson, Jason Rosenthal and Cody Revier. Interment was at Fort Ridgely Cemetery in Fairfax, following lunch at the church. MaryLee Belle Duehn was born on July 15, 1932, at her home in Stewart, to Leland and Pearl (Tesch) Duehn. She was baptized as an infant on April 9, 1933, by the Rev. Robinson at Methodist Church in Stewart and confirmed in her faith as a youth on March 28, 1945, by the Rev. Tibbetts at the Congregational Church in Brownton. She received her education in Stewart, Lester Prairie, Glencoe and Brownton schools through the eighth grade. She graduated from Sleepy Eye Public School with the class of 1950. She furthered her education by attending Franklin Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis. On Jan. 14, 1951, MaryLee Duehn was united in marriage to Lowell Nelson by The Rev. Conradson at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Fairfax. This marriage was blessed with three daughters, Randy, Vicky and Nancy. The Nelsons made their home in Sleepy Eye, Winona, Waseca and, since 1984, in rural Brownton. They shared over 62 years of marriage together. During high school, Mrs. Nelson worked at the Sleepy Eye Hospital. In addition to being a loving homemaker, wife and mother, Mrs. Nelson was employed at Herters, Montgomery Ward, J.C. Penney and Sears for 30 years in the mail-order departments until she retired in 1994. Mrs. Nelson was a faithful member at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid and Altar Guild. She enjoyed needlework, sewing, cooking and playing cards. She truly cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Survivors include her husband, Lowell Nelson of Brownton; children, Randy (David) Revier of Glencoe and Nancy (Kevin) NelsonDeppe of Waseca; grandchildren, Bradley (Erika) Anderson of Tulsa, Okla., Jennifer Buker of New Ulm, Ginger Buker of Mankato, Jason Rosenthal of Baldwin, Mo., Angela (Joshua) Rosenthal Landrum of Waseca, Amanda Deppe of Waseca, and Megan Deppe of Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, Okla.; nine greatgrandchildren; four greatgreat-grandchildren; brotherin-law, Earl (Joyce) Nelson of Grand Rapids; nephew, Larry (Betty) Nelson of North Branch; other relatives and many friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Leland and Pearl Duehn; and daughter, Vicky Lynn (Nelson) Rosenthal. Memorials are preferred to Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton. 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.
Legion Post 95 elects officers for new year
Glencoe American Legion Post 95, at its regular meeting on May 2, elected the following to serve as officers for 2013-14: Commander, Al Gruenhagen; senior vice commander, Duane Haag; junior vice commander, Jim Entinger; finance officer, Dewey Klaustermeier; chaplain, Don Petrick; historian, Jim Benson’ sergeant at arms, Roger Hilgers; and board members, Chuck Jensen, Bruce Miller and Dennis Matuska. Appointed as adjutant was Don Gruenhagen, and appointed as Honor Guard commander was Dennis Wandrei.
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general duties of working with the Jamaican staff at the orphanage and also overseeing the budget of the facility. It also includes overseeing the various mission teams that come to the orphanage as well as “the general care of the children,” Barb said. As a long-time Christian education teacher, Barb also will use that experience in Jamaica. Her main role will be as an educator. She said the children come from a variety of situations. Most are removed from abusive homes, but some are orphans or were abandoned, Barb added. “A lot of the children are far behind (on their education) due to their circumstances.” Pastor Laabs will concentrate on the spiritual life of the Christian orphanage, and plans to work with the neighborhood around the orphanage in an outreach program. “There is a strong Christian presence,” he said, but there are other religious influences, like Rastafarians, to deal with, too. “But Jesus is greater.” Barb said Robin’s Nest is located on top of mountain overlooking Montego Bay, and Sunday services are held down in town. Bruce said he would like to hold periodic services at Robin’s Nest as well. “The main thing is that the children experience love and stability, especially Christian love,” Bruce added. Barb said life at Robin’s Nest involves children “who come with a lot of issues.” But the orphanage provides these children with three meals a day, snacks, clothing, electricity and running water, something not available to many Jamaicans. Robin’s Nest also has “a lot of people caring for them.” While most Americans take for granted the luxuries offered here, that is not the case in most parts of the world, the couple said. The Laabs agreed to an initial two-year commitment to Robin’s Nest. The Laabs have three grown children, who are all supportive of their mission work. “People are surprised we’re doing this at our age (mid 50s),” Barb said. “But we’re not surprised. We feel we are being called to this place. We don’t know what the hardships will be, but we know there will be hardships,” she added. One hardship will be leaving their family and congregation behind. “I couldn’t do this if we didn’t know God was calling us to,” Barb said. ***** As to leaving St. John’s Lutheran, Pastor Laabs said he felt the call of God to remain at the Plato church for 14 years. “But there is work still to be done.” He said he has had good relations with the congregation. “I have love for them and vice versa.” While there is always work to be done at any parish, he said “our chapter is closing (at St. John’s) and it is time for someone else to pick up the mantle.” He said the process of finding a new pastor has already begun. The congregation has strong leadership in place, Pastor Laabs said, including a youth choir that has “morphed” into a youth group within the congregation. The key is having young adults coming forward within the congregation. “I see the hand of God there.” While the growth in the congregation has been slow, Bruce said “there are many loving folks in the congregation.” ***** Pastor Laabs has been a pastor for over 25 years and previously served at St. Paul’s in Watertown and at Audubon, Iowa. Barb has taught for many years at Christ Community in Watertown as well as Our Savior in Excelsior. She currently helps supervise the media center at Lutheran High School in Mayer. ***** If anyone is interested in having the Laabs speak to their groups or congregations, contact them at babslabs@yahoo.com.
Chronicle photos by Lori Copler
Firefighter training
The Brownton Fire Department hosted a training burn at an abandoned trailer on Highway 15, south of Brownton, on Sunday morning. Certified trainers from South Central College’s Center for Business & Industry, including former Glencoe Fire Chief Bob Scheidt, conducted the training for new firefighters in an inititial firefighter class, as well as experienced firefighters on Brownton’s department. Four crews were allowed to experience interior fire attack strategies during the live burn, giving them a taste of how to battle actual, accidental fires. Above, Brownton Fire Chief Chris Hansch walks the perimeter of the trailer. At right, Brownton firefighters Jamie Bah, Robert Lindeman and Randy Templin stand ready for their turn at an interior attack. Along with apparatus supplied by Brownton, the Winthrop Fire Department provided a tanker truck, the Stewart Fire Department provided a pumper, the Glencoe Fire Department brought the county air van to refill air bottles, and Allina Ambulance Service brought an ambulance to stand by and provide rehab for the participating firefighters. After each crew had completed its rotation as an interior attack team, as a back-up team, and as a hose tending and ventilation team, the trailer was allowed to burn to the ground.
Lot of changes, yet much stays the same for Unhinged!Pizza
By Lori Copler Staff Writer ne of Glencoe’s popular eating places is operating under a new name, new phone number and an expanded menu as of May 1. The former Pizza Ranch, located on the east edge of Glencoe on Ninth Street East, is now “Unhinged!Pizza.” Jason Zehnder, who manages the local restaurant and is a co-owner along with Jeff and Shonna Caswell and Elmer and Karen Kooi, said the change will allow the owners to expand their wings. “Pizza Ranch is a great company,” said Zehnder. “We had a great relationship with them. But after 16 years, it just feels like it’s time for us to have a little more freedom, try a new menu … just to branch out on our own and try some of our own ideas.” Zehnder said the owners wanted to capture a sense of fun with its new name, “Unhinged!Pizza.” “It’s all about fun, crazy fun,” said Zehnder. “We just wanted to embody the word ‘fun.’” Zehnder said Unhinged!Pizza has already expanded its menu, with the main addition being that of “Flavor Burst” ice cream, which is included in the buffet. The soft-serve ice cream includes eight different flavors. Zehnder also said Unhinged!Pizza has changed its pizza sauce and cheese, added a rotisserie-style, dryrub chicken to its breaded chicken, and added pasta to
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landlords were all sent letters explaining the ordinance and where downtown tenants can and cannot park. Mike Drew, city public works director for streets and parks, said there were issues this spring with alleys being impassable and residents seeking permission to park on the streets before the April 1 expiration date. Some people with alley garages could not get to the garages because of problems with the alley. He suggested the city look at that issue for next year. Mayor Randy Wilson said the new ordinance did what it was designed to do; it helped city snow removal efforts to be more effective and more efficient with vehicles off city streets. It saved the city money in the process. Drew said there were 11 major snow events since Nov. 1 where snow needed to be hauled from the downtown area; two minor snow events; and three snow and ice events where streets were salted and sanded only. He said the city used 240 tons of salt this past winter, and had 62 hours of contract work for trucks hauling the snow. Drew said the city’s paved trails were cleared 10 times this winter at a cost of $1,450. He said the trails and airport were not top priorities with city crews, and often were done a day or two later when time allowed. Drew said the curb-to-curb snow removal policy often required the city snowplowing crews to do three passes on a street instead of two this winter, but he said the noparking rules made it easier on the plow operators “to keep moving.”
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One of the new menu items at Unhinged!Pizza (formerly Pizza Ranch) is “Flavor Burst” ice cream, which will be included in the buffet. Shown above with a cone is manager/co-owner Jason Zehnder. its buffet. “We haven’t taken anything away from the menu, we’ve just added to it,” said Zehnder. Along with the name change comes a new phone number, 320-864-4010. While much is changing, much is staying the same, Zehnder added. “We still have the same great staff, the same great service and the same hours,” Zehnder said. Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Unhinged!Pizza will continue to offer take-out and delivery, as well. And, Zehnder said, the restaurant will continue its tradition of supporting its community, from “tipnight” fundraisers for organizations to donations to school activities, events and organizations. “We will continue to be as active as humanly possible,” said Zehnder. Along with the Glencoe restaurant, there are Unhinged!Pizza restaurants in Delano, Norwood Young America and Waconia. Its website is www.unhinged pizza.com. Zehnder said that in the week since the restaurant made the change, “I’ve had almost nothing but very, very good comments. “Of course, we’re definitely open to any input anyone has, also,” Zehnder added.
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