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Beep Ball
Blind baseball is a big hit
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Stewartfest activities, photos
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The McLeod County
Glencoe, Minnesota Vol. 116, No. 25
a continuation of
The Glencoe Enterprise
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Lakes appeared overnight Sunday around Glencoe and remained as daylight dawned. Looking south from 14th Street, is the “lake,” with floating port-a-pots.
Heavy rains equal major flooding
By Rich Glennie Editor For the second time in recent memory, Sunday morning’s torrential rainfall came down so fast and in such volume as to overpower Glencoe storm sewer system, causing street and basement flooding throughout the community. Over four inches of rain fell in a 90-minute period beginning about 4 a.m., causing major flooding at a number of intersections in Glencoe, a semi-tanker truck to hydroplane on Highway 212 and overturn and filling residential and business basements and garages with flood water throughout the city. The Sunday morning rains came on top of several other major rains in the previous days, including Friday night’s rains that curtailed a number of Glencoe Days activities at Oak Leaf Park on Friday night. By Sunday morning, the low-lying areas in Oak Leaf Park and adjoining neighborhoods took on the appearance of another Minnesota lake. In the 13th Street to 15th Street, between Ives and Judd avenues, north of the railroad tracks was hit hard again, similar to 2002 floods. The street and parking lot at First Lutheran Church looked more like another lake Sunday morning with portable bathrooms from Saturday afternoon’s Glencoe Days parade floating in the streets along with other debris. One home at the corner of Judd and 14th Street received four feet of water in its basement, while others in the neighborhood found cars partially submerged by the fast-rising water as well.
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County flooding closes roads, North Complex
By Lori Copler Staff Writer McLeod County closed several roads due to flooding Sunday, according to Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst. As of Tuesday, only County Road 74 (140th Street), east of County Road 1 (Dairy Avenue), remained closed. “The worst seems to be County Road 74; we have a washed-out culvert, probably 48 inches or bigger, that will take some time to replace,” said Brunkhorst. “The other locations seem to be minor, but we can’t do a full assessment until the water really goes down.” Brunkhorst said the Highway Department also became aware of an issue with a culvert on County Road 54 south of Stewart “that we need to do some investigation on. “That seems to be the brunt of it for now, but more rain is forecast for tonight (Monday),” Brunkhorst said late Monday afternoon. Other roads that had been closed because of flooding were County Road 1 (Babcock Avenue), between Highway 7 and Lester Prairie; County Road 65 (75th Street), south of Highway 212; and County Road 93 (190th Street), between County Road 15 (Falcon Avenue) and County Road 1 (Babcock Avenue). McLeod County Emergency Services Director Kevin Mathews said that most damage seemed to be centered in the eastern portion of the county, although there were issues throughout the county. The city of Winsted was hit with a power outage and lost one of its lift stations, causing water and sewer back-ups, Mathews said. As for the county government itself, the North Complex offices were closed Monday because the parking lot was flooded. “It just wasn’t safe to drive in there,” said Mathews. More storms were predicted for Monday night into Tuesday, but fortunately, that didn’t happen, Mathews said. “We did go in and pick up computer cables and power strips from the floor, just in case there was more flooding,” Mathews said. The closure of the North Complex meant that residents couldn’t access
County flooding
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Chronicle photos by Josh Randt and Rich Glennie
Glencoe Days
Glencoe Days had a little something for everyone last weekend. The corn feed, above, found Becky Edwards of Glencoe helping her son, Jaxon, with his free corn-on-the-cob Friday night at Oak Leaf Park. One of the highlights was the Saturday afternoon parade. At left, bearing the flags at the head of the parade were Bob Senst, left, and Al Gruenhagen of the American Legion Post 95 and VFW Post 5102 Color Guard. Rain held off again this year for parade organizer Keith Ortloff, although the rains did disrupt activities Friday night at Oak Leaf Park, forcing the postponement of the annual Plato Blue Jays-Glencoe Brewers baseball game. For more Glencoe Days photos see page 12.
County Board votes 4-1 to continue yard waste program at 50% funding
By Lori Copler Staff Writer McLeod County intends to continue some funding for its yard waste program — but only for communities that also participate in its recycling program. At its June 18 late afternoon meeting, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to continue the yard waste program, funding 50 percent of the average of the costs from the last three years. The funding will leave out Glencoe, which recently approved a contract for recycling services that is separate and independent of the McLeod County program. The participating communities, Commissioner Sheldon Nies said, “will have to demonstrate how the money is spent and participate in the county recycling program.” The logic behind that, Nies said, is that the yard waste program is funded
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Wed., 6-26 H: 86º, L: 72º Thur., 6-27 H: 89º, L: 69º Fri., 6-28 H: 83º, L: 65º Sat., 6-29 H: 80º, L: 64º Sun., 6-30 H: 75º, L: 59º
Looking back: With 2.19 inches last week, another six this week, it is getting a bit water-logged around here. Date Hi Lo Rain June 18 77 ......54 ..........0.13 June 19 86 ......58 ..........0.00
June 20 June 21 June 22 June 23 June 24
89 81 80 80 82
......69 ..........0.00 ......64 .........0.62 ......74 ..........2.22 ......68 ..........3.01 ......64 ..........0.00
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Temperatures and precipitation compiled by Robert Thurn, Chronicle weather observer.
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On 15th Street and Judd Avenue, a basement wall was reported to have collapsed, while several 16th Street intersections were under water. But that did not stop several motorists from attempting to get through, only to find their engines sputter and quit when submerged in the water. Major flood damage was reported at First Lutheran Church when the intersection of 14th Street and Judd Avenue flooded into the church addition on the east side of the facility. It flooded classrooms as well as other rooms in the First Lutheran School. At Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel, staff spent Sunday trying to dry out the building that was inundated with 24 inches of water that came through the front door and garage. A railroad tie also was deposited in the funeral home parking lot. ***** Glencoe Police Chief Jim Raiter said the area between Greeley and Hennepin avenues along the railroad tracks was under water. He said he had never seen that before. “I’ve never seen flooding like this,” said Raiter on Monday morning. “Any lowlying area was full.” Raiter said officers and city public works employees were out during the rain, but he said the volume of water coming down was “so fast.” They spent much of the early hours notifying businesses, including the funeral home, about water running into their businesses. Water also damaged the foundation of the former Pagel grain mill near the railroad tracks on Hennepin Avenue, Raiter said. A gaping hole, now fenced off, is a reminder. In contacting the weather service, Raiter said the official Sunday rainfall total for Glencoe was 4.3 inches in 90 minutes, but he said some residents reported as much as 5 to 5-1/2 inches over that same span. “It’s so frustrating,” Raiter said. “You can’t do much about it.” Raiter said another major area of flooding was at 9th Street and Greeley Avenue near the police station. In the alley behind The Chronicle office, water was as high as two feet on the back steps of the building, causing minor flooding in the Chronicle’s building. A neighbor ’s wood pile also floated over to the storm sewer drain in the alley, causing flooding problems in the neighborhood. Water in the West 16th Street near the Glen Knoll mobile home park remained closed Monday due to flooding in that area of the Haukos Trailer Park. Farm fields also looked more like newly created lakes as well. ***** According to city officials, the rapid rise of Buffalo Creek can impede the storm water outlets to the creek. Once Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie the outlets are beneath the level of the Flooding was widespread Sunday morning basements and backyards, including this one creek, the water after over four inches of rain, in a matter of 90 at the corner of 13th Street and Ives Avenue. backs up. minutes, deluged Glencoe area. The torrential The back yard is a deep depression and the But Raiter said rain overpowered the city’s storm water colwater nearly engulfed the garage and lapped that was not the lection system and caused flooding in streets, up to the house. issue this time, even though Buffalo the runoff water coming from clear water again went into “We accomplished a lot in Creek came up several feet north of the city to allow the the sanitary sewers that go to identifying problem areas,” overnight Sunday. water to drain away. The re- the wastewater treatment Larson said. One area yet to He said the city shuts the sult, however, is standing plant. So the inflow and infil- be addressed is the west ditch outlets when creek levels rise water in many streets. tration (I&I) problems contin- area that the city and the Bufin order to prevent river water City Administrator Mark ue to plague the city. falo Creek Watershed District from backing up into the al- Larson added that 110 acres Also on Monday, county have been working on for ready full sewer lines. of land north of Glencoe workers needed to be years. Also, once the storm sewer needs to drain through the “trucked” into the north comWhile people were inconlines are filled to capacity, the city to get to Buffalo Creek. plex through the standing venienced in the mobile home water has no where to go but He said the Willow Ridge water, much like in 1991. park in west Glencoe, most of back into the streets ... and holding ponds filled and then But Larson said water did those homes have no basebasements. drained east behind the high not get into the building. ments and sit higher up, he The collection system was school to the east ditch sys- Sandbags have been brought said. simply overpowered. tem as they were designed. in at the north complex, in Wilson said City Council Raiter commended all the “We’ve made huge im- case another heavy rain hits began identifying some of the emergency crew members for provements over the years,” the area this week. major problems areas early “a great team effort” to mini- Larson said since the 1991 Larson said it was amazing Monday morning at its public mize flooding damage. That floods. “We’ve invested mil- that Glencoe Light & Power works meeting. The city’s enincluded pounding on doors lions into the (storm and sani- crews kept the electricity on gineering consultants were to alert residents. tary sewer) system. But with during the storm. That, thank- directed to “ID and look at “Now if we can get a little four to five inches of rain in fully, helped to not make a solutions” in the problem dryness,” Raiter said. 90 minutes?” bad situation worse. areas. Larson also noted how Larson said in 1991, the “In many cases, it was sim***** Mayor Randy Wilson said quickly the water went away city pumped water for days, ply too much water for the once the sewer system caught including raw sewage from system,” Wilson said. “We reSunday night, as he toured many of the flooded areas of up. He said it was a dramatic hundreds of basements. That ally had a flash flood.” was not the case this storm “Even though people are the community, there are a lot drop. “If it’s clear water (in base- event, so the improvements madder than hell, in reality, of frustrated homeowners. But Wilson said the sys- ments), there’s not a lot we over the years have helped, natural disasters can’t be planned for,” Wilson said. tem’s design did exactly what can do about it,” he added. unless it was your basement it was supposed to do — hold He said millions of gallons of that flooded.
Panther Association’s ’13 Hall inductees announced
Mark your calendars for the seventh annual Glencoe-Silver Lake Panther Association Hall of Fame. The 2013 inductees will be Nancy (Roach) Kopperud in fine arts, and Greg Jerve, Scott Phifer, James Schmidt and Keith Stifter, all student athletes. Special recognition will also be given to the 1977 Glencoe boys’ basketball team and cheerleaders. Special recognition of inductees, team and cheerleaders will be done during the halftime of the homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 4, at the GSL Stevens Seminary Football Stadium. According to Michele Mackenthun of the GSL Panther Association, new this year will be a reception, including appetizers and a cash bar, following the football game at the Glencoe Country Club. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Panther Field House or Gert & Erma’s. Tickets also will be available at the door. For more information, contact Mackenthun at 320-864-6232 or Kathy Olson at 320-864-5759.
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the auditor-treasurer’s office, recorder’s office, Veterans’ Services and the license center. Water in the parking lot had dropped considerably by Tuesday morning, giving customers access to the building. There also was a water issue at the county’s Health and Human Services building on Ford Avenue North in Glencoe. Mathews said the building has a sub-grade boiler room area which also houses computer equipment, and it took in about a foot of water. “It wrecked some exposed computer equipment,” said Mathews. The building was open for business, though. With more rain expected Monday night, the county filled about 200 sandbags which it intended to use to block doorways at the two buildings, Mathews said. Fortunately, the rain didn’t come and the bags weren’t needed. Mathews said the county is working on contingency plans for keeping employees working even if buildings are closed, such as working at home or using space at the courthouse. “However, so much of the work (at the two buildings) is customer-related, so that makes it tough,” said Mathews. Mathews said the county is currently doing a preliminary damage assessment to see if it will qualify for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding. Cities and townships will be contacted to find out their costs of damage. The county must meet a $125,000 damage threshold in order to qualify for FEMA reimbursement, Mathews said. The state also is doing a statewide assessment, and must meet a threshold of roughly $7.2 million, he added. In Brownton, city workers were kept busy in the early morning hours of Sunday through Sunday evening pumping storm water from sanitary sewers. There were numerous reports of water in basements, from seepage to several inches, at several residences. There also were reports of standing water in several yards. Other than a few downed tree branches, there was no other storm damage. Stewart City Clerk Ronda Huls said she wasn’t aware of any issues that occurred in Stewart, although Friday evening’s rain cut attendance at the street dance at Stewartfest by quite a bit. The dance was moved indoors to the fire hall.
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County Board, on 3-2 vote, passes application for state bond funding for Luce Line
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The controversy over the paving of the Luce Line Trail continued at the June 18 McLeod County Board meeting, resulting on 3-2 votes on two motions. The two new commissioners, Jon Christensen and Ron Shimanski, cast the “nay” votes, and Commissioners Paul Wright, Sheldon Nies and Kermit Terlinden voted in favor. Last year, the County Board voted to devote $500,000 toward the project, with the city of Hutchinson committing $750,000; the city of Winsted, $100,000; and the city of Silver Lake, $10,000. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has committed $500,000, and the group supporting the project is seeking an additional $2.5 million in state bonding. The state did not fund the project last year, which was a non-bonding year. The group decided to reapply this year, which is a bonding year for the State Legislature. The proposed project includes paving the trail from the Carver-McLeod county line to Cedar Mills, as well as an underpass under State Highway 7 east of Hutchinson, and overpass over State Highway 22 east of Hutchinson. Shimanski, a former state legislator, said he has concerns about how money from the “Legacy” funds are distributed. The DNR’s share of the cost of the Luce Line improvements will come from the Legacy fund. Nies said he shares Shimanski’s concerns, but said that if the money isn’t spent in McLeod County, it will be spent somewhere else, probably in the metro area. “We didn’t vote for this money to go to the Twin Cities,” Nies said of the statewide vote on Legacy funding. Christensen said that “most constituents” in his district are “outraged” that the county committed $500,000 toward the project, a vote that took place before he joined the County Board on Jan. 1. It was noted that the $500,000 had already been forwarded to the state to be banked for the project. “I think we need to move ahead,” said Wright. “We already have a half-million dollars into this.” Shimanski said he was “strongly opposed” to spending the money on the trail, “and I urge the Board to ask for that $500,000 back.” The County Board passed the resolution supporting the request for bonding funds on the 3-2 vote. Another motion, which would have authorized County Administrator Pat Melvin to prepare the necessary paperwork, also passed 3-2, with Shimanski and Christensen again casting the dissenting votes. In other business June 18, the County Board: • Adopted the new, 10-year comprehensive water plan, which has received approval from the Board of Water and Soil Resources. • Approved out-of-statetravel for Public Health Educator Jean Johnson to attend an Olweus (bullying prevention) trainer certification course in Plano, Texas, for an approximate cost of $1,050. • Approved its annual agreement with the University of Minnesota Extension Service for the 2013-14 McLeod For Tomorrow Leadership Program. • Agreed to spend about $9,200 to upgrade the clerical work stations in the old dispatch/clerical area of the sheriff ’s department. The work includes moving clerical work stations into the former dispatch area, and additional overhead storage bins and work surfaces. • Heard from McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge that an appeal on a variance granted for the Buss feedlot has been served on the county. That appeal will be heard in District Court, Junge said. • Set a joint meeting with the Sibley County Board of Commissioners for July 11 to discuss health insurance. The two counties share county employee health insurance plans.
Raymond Pavish of rural Hutchinson recalled his days working for the late Annamarie Tudhope at the Glencoe Enterprise when Linotypes, hot lead and letter presses ruled the day. It was labor-intensive work requiring some special skills, like reading backwards and upside down.
When Linotypes ruled; during Enterprise’s prime
By Raymond Pavlish I worked under Annamarie Tudhope from 1970-75. After The Enterprise was printed and before we left, Harlow Reimers and I would clean the rollers on the press so they would not sit overnight and have the ink dry. We cleaned these rollers sometimes at midnight before we were done. In the morning, I would come in and take the pages off the press and put them on a table where we would compose the next week’s pages. I remember these pages were very heavy, as they were composed of lead. They would be cleaned off with a solvent. News stories, obituaries and general stories would be removed and all thrown in the “hell pot.” This was the pot that would melt down the lines of (lead) type. Also, any ads that were to run only one week would be put into the hell pot. The headings would have to be put letter by letter into a drawer where they came from. There were different sizes of type, and remember to put “p”s and “q”s in the right place. That is where the quotation: “Watch your ps and qs” came from. Also, remember you had to read from right to left. The pictures were saved because, usually, they were on a wooden block and could be used again. This was an eight-page paper having eight columns per page. Once all the lead lines and ads were melted, then I would pour the molten lead into a three-foot mold that was used for the Linotype that would be used by the printer for next week’s paper. Harlow would get ads from various businesses in town for next week’s paper. These ads were on a cardboard molded paper, some were two or four columns wide and maybe four to six inches deep. Grocery store ads were much larger. These ads were put in a frame and tied down. This liquid lead composition was poured into this mold. The mold was as high as a line of type, and when it cooled down, the unwanted areas of the ad were routed down and then put into next week’s page at the bottom. Remember, it had to be as wide as the required columns. This continued until all the ads were made. The Linotype operator started to type the articles that Annamarie had typed up. Now this machine was a wonder to watch. He would type a line and then the molten lead would be injected in the line mold. Then an odd-size wheel would turn, the line types would be printed on the molten lead and all the letters and spaces would be sent to the top of the machine. This would continue until the article would be printed. Then the column of type would be put onto a galley and a roller of ink would go over it. Then I would read it and make corrections on whatever line is needed and give it to the operator to reprint the line. We would mark with a note where the line had to go. Now this would continue until the articles were done. Harlow and I would assemble the pages along with the ads, column lines between columns and any pictures used. Now the picture was another art. Harlow would take pictures of sports, individuals, accidents and city events. These would be developed downstairs in a special room. These pictures would be on plastic and be mounted on a wooden block that was as high as the type. Sometimes, if the block wasn’t just high enough, we would put a piece of paper under it so it would print better. Remember, this was a reverse image. Once all the headings, ads, column lines were put in, then the page had to be justified. By that I mean any spaces had to be filled in with a space line. The headings of the article had to have spaces put in when it was put together. Again, remember, you read upside down and backwards. After the page is justified and tightened, I would gingerly pick it up, hold my breath and carry it to the press and pray that nothing fell out. Now the press would have four pages on top and four pages on the bottom. Now running the press was something else. We would carefully run the press and make several copies. Then stop the press and read them carefully. If we all agreed that it was OK, then we would start the run. By this time it was early Wednesday evening. Now, when we had to add a roll of paper, we got nervous. Stop the press, roll the existing roll forward a little and then cut it off evenly. Take the roll off and put on another full roll. We often had to peel paper off to get to the good paper. Once we got to this point, we would take the paper and cut an even part off, and then put a line of double-faced tape. We would take the other end of the paper and evenly put it over the double-faced tape; tear off any extra paper; check the brake on the roll; and slowly run the paper roll through the press. You don’t want to have any glue stick to the ink roller. Once it gets through, then we would run the press faster. The paper had to have a certain tension to it; also it would have a song. Then we were happy. If the web would break, we had to cut the paper off the ink rollers with our fingernails and then re-web the press. We would run the press until the paper run was done. Then go home to sleep, and come back the next day and start all over.
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The Glencoe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95 thanks the public and Glencoe businesses for their generous contributions during poppy month. Donations were made to the following: Veterans’ programs at St. Cloud VA; Veterans’ rehabilitation programs; Operation Military Kids; Gift shops for berans; Fisher House at Mpls. VA; The Armed Forces Service Center at Mpls. St. Paul Airport; Forgotten Children’s Fund; Am. Legion Aux. Hospital Program; Child Welfare Foundation. Thank you for your donations to our veterans’ programs. Am. Legion Auxiliary Glencoe Unit 95
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with revenues the county receives from marketing the recycled waste that it collects through its program. Commissioner Kermit Terlinden, whose district includes the city of Glencoe, asked the County Board to table adoption of the yard waste funding. Terlinden noted that the county is looking into the possibility of a single-sort recycling program, which is what the city of Glencoe adopted when it entered into its recycling contract with Waste Management. Nies pointed out that the county had asked the city of Glencoe to wait until the county explored the option of a single-sort program before Glencoe entered into its own program. However, Nies said, the city went ahead and approved its own program. Nies also said that recycling collected in Glencoe by Waste Management doesn’t come to the county’s Material Recycling Facility (MRF), and, therefore, doesn’t contribute to the revenue source for the yard waste program. What the county collects in other communities does go to the MRF, where it is sold to other markets as a source of revenue. If the county continues to partially fund a yard waste program in Glencoe without being able to collect the revenue from the recycling, it “means that Silver Lake, Winsted and everyone else will pay for Glencoe’s yard waste program, and that’s not right,” Nies said. Nies also said that even if the county adopts a single-sort program, there is no guarantee that Glencoe will terminate its own program and come back under the county’s program. Terlinden said he didn’t feel it is right to leave Glencoe out of the yard waste program and voted against the motion to continue the funding at 50percent level. In 2012, the County Board had considered eliminating funding for the program altogether, with a three-year program to eventually eliminate all funding; the first year of the three-year program was to provide 100 percent funding; the second, year 50 percent; and no funding in the third year. However, participating communities felt it was a worthwhile program, and the 50-percent cost share was considered a fair way to continue the program.
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In other business related to Glencoe, the County Board rejected a resolution proposed by the city of Glencoe on splitting costs on the shared Morningside Avenue project. The city had suggested splitting storm water and engineering costs 50/50, with the remaining cost of the project to be paid 70 percent by the county and 30 percent by the city. The total cost of the project is estimated at $3.2 million. Nies said all costs should be split 50/50, and the County Board voted unanimously to support Nies’ proposal.
County’s latest move only entrenches city recycling position
Our view: County’s penalties to uncooperative communities over recycling is counterproductive
ot quite sure where this is headed, but the war of words between officials of the city of Glencoe and McLeod County just got more interesting. The latest salvo came from the county side of the recycling/waste management debate that has been ongoing ever since Glencoe City Council opted for a one-sort recycling program over the county’s current five-sort program last January. That decision did not sit well with the McLeod County Board, which, through a recent recommendation from its solid waste advisory committee (SWAC), has given Glencoe an ultimatum of sorts, using the future funding for community yard waste sites as the carrot. The “stick” part of the “carrot-and-stick” approach is a loss of thousands of dollars in funding to the city if it continues its obstinance. According to a letter from Sarah Young, McLeod County Solid Waste Management coordinator, cities will receive 50/50 funding for yard waste sites, like the one in Glencoe, effective Jan. 1, 2014, if the city signs a yard waste funding agreement that requires participation in the county’s recycling program. The agreement states: “The City must be participating in accordance with the McLeod County Recycling Services Agreement to receive the yard waste funding allotted for the City. If the City is not participating in the McLeod County Recycling Program, under the Recycling Services Agreement, all funding will be retained by the County and the City will forfeit any right to the allocated funding.” That elevates the war of words to a new level. Now there is a financial penalty for defying the county. The SWAC recommendation was brought before the McLeod County Board of Commissioners on June 18, and it was approved on a 4-1 vote. Glencoe commissioner Kermit Terlinden voted no. So what did the county’s decision accomplish? It caused Glencoe City
The McLeod County Chronicle, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, page 4
Council to dig its heels in even further. In other words, it entrenched both sides deeper into the mire. The county has now issued an edict to the city that the city has little intention of acknowledging. It will cost the city $10,666 in funding for its yard waste site. The county earlier had announced it will eliminate funding for all yard waste sites throughout the county over the next several years; reducing it by 50 percent next year alone. Communities will have to begin funding its own sites in the future, or not offer the service to its residents. The yard waste site in Glencoe is well used and the yard waste is ground up (tree branches) and composted (leaves and garden residue). It is all part of the countywide recycling/composting program. Now to penalize the county’s second largest city because it refuses to fall in line with the county’s demands is ludicrous at best and childish at worst. Whatever happened to negotiated settlements by adults where neither side has all the right answers, and a combining of thoughts of all involved could come up with the best solution to recycling materials. Both sides have the same aim — to increase recycling participation and slow down the growth of materials being landfilled. It is a good, obtainable goal. But when petty politics and petty personalities have their way, nothing gets accomplished other than hard feelings all around. Let us stop this one-up-manship charade and get serious about de-escalating this counterproductive war of words, and deeds. This should not be about which county or city official is right or wrong; good policy looks at the big picture, what is best for the entire constituency, whether citywide or countywide. That is an admirable objective of all around. Can we at least agree on that? — R.G.
Hey, peroxide blond squirrel anyone?
I have a peroxide blond squirrel running around my neighborhood. No, not the entire squirrel, just his, or her, tail. (How do you tell the gender difference from afar?) When I first saw him, or her, I wondered if one of those rarely seen white squirrels of Plato fame had wandered in for a rendezvous over the winter. Needless to say, the peroxideblond tail on a squirrel is quite unusual. I always wondered whether the squirrels in my neighborhood, and constantly on my feeders, were the same ones all the time or from a different clan. They all look alike! My wife suggested we get a paint gun to mark them. I countered a BB gun might be more effective. Neither happened, so we settled on a water hose just to tick them off. But the urge is back to eradicate these buck-toothed vermin from my property, short of cutting down all my beautiful nut trees, that is. You see, it is outdoor plant season again, and my wife’s geranium pots have become favorite targets of these rat-like critters. They seem to think the pots are their own personal haven to store their “treasures.” Out with the geraniums and to the other feeder with the thistle, not to eat, but to hang from and stretch across to the nearby pole with the suet. It looked like a squirrel accordion stretched to the limit. They must have stomach abs that would make any fitness fanatic envious! The sight of a stretched out squirrel eating suet is weird, but it was hilarious to watch as he first shimmied up the pole only to do a slow slide back down. The look on the squirrel’s face was priceless. But danged persistent they are. Before I knew it, the big furry rat had figured it out. There it was — a fur bridge from pole to pole munching on suet. Never knew they liked suet, but if they can dig up and consume nuts buried in the ground over winter, I suspect their tastes are not real sophisticated. So the war of attrition has begun, again. Stay tuned. If you see a squirrel with a red, blue or yellow splat, I may have agreed to a paintball gun after all. If you see one with a colored splat, and a peroxide tail, then you know where it came from. You’re welcome.
Rich Glennie
marigolds, and in with whatever they dug up during the spring. Not really a fair exchange, aesthetically. My wife has tried to discourage the squirrels with hot peppers and hot powders, anything that will make their little tongues burn and feet sizzle. But nothing seems to work for long. The other day, I walked around the corner of my house only to see a squirrel, comfortably sitting in a flower pot, digging up a marigold. It looked at me as if to say, “What?” Needless to say, it scurried away with my first expletive. We finally neutralized the squirrels off our main bird feeders by installing a baffle halfway up the pole. But now the dang squirrels went
Letters to Editor Comments confirm I was correct on assessments
To the Editor: Councilmen’s comments confirm I am correct about street assessments. (Council member John) Schrupp, (City Administrator Mark) Larson, (Council member Dan) Perschau and the city engineer all made attempts to discredit what I wrote and said at the recent street assessments hearing, “... street repairs were routinely paid for by the city over the past 50 years and not assessed to property owners.” Every argument they used against my statement at the last Council meeting (printed in the June 19 Chronicle) were in regard to assessments for new street construction or utilities. Schrupp cited that I approved assessments while on the Council two times — once for new utility and once for a new street with curb and gutter (my street which replaced gravel!) Of course these kinds of projects were and are assessable and should be. The only exception may be if they provide no value to the abutting property owner. Regardless, this has nothing to do with street repairs. The other comments from Larson and Perschau were made in regard to developers paying assessments for new streets with curb and gutters. Developers should pay this. Again, this has nothing to do with street repairs. “Repair” is defined as “to put in good condition again or a condition fit to be used.” Think of shoes being repaired — it doesn’t mean you get new shoes! The hearing we all attended was in regard to the assessing homeowners for street repairs, not new street development or adding utilities. When I was on the Council, we had a “street improvement fund,” which we used for the maintenance of our streets; we did not assess homeowners. You can criticize me if I am wrong, but to say things to make me appear wrong is unacceptable. As for our city engineer, should he not be spending his time making sure our streets are properly maintained to maximize their condition and longevity? Our City Council is, and should be, responsible for the financial decisions and presentation, not the city engineer. And, because of our city’s decision to not prioritize the maintenance of our streets, they have jeopardized the funds for street repairs and maintenance, among other city needs. Gary Ballard Glencoe
Republicans voting ‘no’ means lost opportunities for Minnesotans
To the Editor: Thanks to Pat Tanchin for writing a letter to the editor regarding Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen’s vote against a bonding bill that would have helped to boost Minnesota’s economy (“Disappointed at Gruenhagen’s vote on bonding bill” June 12). Instead, he and his fellow Republicans refused to even consider a bill that would have put 21,000 Minnesotans to work and completed much-needed projects across the state. As the legislative session was winding down, Gruenhagen did vote for a much smaller and inadequate bonding bill that put only a small number of Minnesotans to work. In a letter of response to Tanchin (“Legislature did pass bonding bill, just a smaller one” June 19), Gruenhagen touted the fact that the smaller bill included money for the restoration of the Capitol, but ignored the fact that the bill did not take advantage of interest rates that are now at an all-time low. He also failed to mention that needed, but unfunded projects will be back on the docket, costing taxpayers more next year, and that this was the right time to get blue-collar workers back on the job. In the past, Republicans and Democrats came together to build the infrastructure that contributed to Minnesota’s success. Unfortunately, it seems that all current Republicans want to say is “no.” Even more unfortunate is that voting “no” on the larger bonding bill denied well-paying jobs to far too many Minnesotans, relegating them to unemployment and undercutting the state’s economy. Why? Because fewer workers mean fewer tax dollars for the state and fewer people buying goods from local dealers. Minnesotans deserve better. Jan Conner Hutchinson
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Project open house June 28
In recent weeks, I have had the privilege to speak to several people about the building project. As a school, we have had more conversations about this as our needs have not gone away. A reminder to everyone is that this project is driven by the needs at the Helen Baker facility. It is old and outdated, and while I am the first to say the education the students are getting is second to none, it could be better if our facilities were better. We need space for our students, not only from a classroom standpoint, but from an activity, library, multi/flexible learning space standpoint as well. The other driving force behind the project is the need for more classroom, activity and locker room space at the high school. As wonderful as our field house is, we need more space for our students and community members. This project will allow the district to save money in transportation, lawn and snow maintenance, but most importantly, it will allow our school to have the flexible learning spaces our students need to have. This project has so much potential for the learning opportunities that it makes the possibilities very exciting. From a safety standpoint, we Bowl champs, second place state trapshooting team (in its first year), robotics team completing a first successful year, and we are developing a Farm-to-School program that will link school to community, to name a few. There are many examples of success in the classroom, such as positive improvements in our ICU program, increased usage in ECL (Enrich, Challenge, Learn) our afterschool study program, increases in test scores and proven programs such as Olweus and RtI implemented in our schools. As you can see, great things are happening at GSL and will continue to do so. Other exciting news: construction has started at Lincoln on the Early Childhood Learning Center. In a short six months, we will have a new facility for ECFE/ECSE and School Readiness. This is very exciting and welcomed. While it doesn’t fix all of our facility needs, it is going to be a wonderful space for our youngest learners. Please be very careful and aware when and around Lincoln during construction. Until next time, enjoy the summer days as they are already getting shorter in length, which means the start of school is getting closer and closer!
School meeting set Friday
Glencoe-Silver Lake Superintendent Chris Sonju announced a community meeting will be held for anyone interested in the school’s proposed building project. The meeting will be at noon, Friday, June 28, in the high school auditorium. Sonju said this is an opportunity for the public to “ask questions, get feedback and understand the thought process of the latest designs.” He stressed the latest designs are simply ideas, and not official designs.
Noga pleads guilty for having sex with students
McLEOD COUNTY — Stephen Noga, 29, of Hutchinson, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal sexual conduct that involved two different students at New Century Academy and New Discoveries Montessori Academy in April 2011, where Noga worked, the Hutchinson Leader reported. Noga has been in custody since March 14 and is scheduled to be sentenced July 9.
By Chris Sonju need secure entrances in our buildings and the project will also address this need. This project is still very much in the conversation stage. With that in mind, I would like to invite anyone who is interested to stop by a question/answer session, somewhat like an open house, at the high school auditorium on Friday, June 28, starting at noon and going until 1 p.m. or so. The concept behind this is if people are interested, they can stop in during their lunch hour to ask questions. Later in July, we will schedule an evening meeting for those that couldn’t attend June 28. Shifting gears a little to share some of the successes we’ve had at GSL this past year. It is truly amazing what our students and staff are doing — state Knowledge
Froemmings to entertain
Grand Meadows Senior Living, 1420 Prairie Ave., Glencoe, will host Music by the Pond on Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. Featured entertainment is by the Froemming Family from Grove City. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and to enter through the front doors of the building. Refreshments will be served. Come rain or shine. Call 320-864-5577 with questions.
Church, BSA to separate
WINSTED — The Herald Journal reported that St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted is separating itself from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), effective Jan. 1, after the national organization adopted its new policy opening membership to homosexual youths. “Sexuality has never been, nor should ever be, a part of scouting,” said the Rev. Mark Loder, who also served as a scout leader.
Glencoe seniors to meet
The Glencoe Senior Citizens group will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 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, July 2, for card playing.
GHS class of 1947 to reunite
The Glencoe High School graduating class of 1947 will get together for its 66-year reunion at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 27, at Unhinged! Pizza in Glencoe. All members are urged to attend.
Glencoe Sportsmen to meet
The Glencoe Sportsmen Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 1, in the Glencoe VFW Club meeting room.
Chief earns suspension
ARLINGTON — Arlington Police Chief Bruce Rovinsky was suspended one day without pay by the Arlington City Council after he was found in contempt of court on June 3. The Arlington Enterprise reported Rovinsky received a subpoena to testify in district court on a civil matter, but failed to appear.
Berean challenges its parishioners to write
At its quarterly meeting in February, the Berean Baptist Church congregation approved a writing challenge, and encouraged all who attend Berean to participate. The deadline was the church’s annual meeting in May. The winners of the writing challenge were selected during the church’s anniversary celebration in June. The goal of the writing challenge was “the message of the Gospel,” and submissions were limited to 1,000 words or less. Berean Baptist Church was founded on June 5, 1985, and first met at the former Glenhaven building, which currently houses the county’s nursing and social services. In 1988, the church purchsed the former St. George’s Catholic Church at Hennepin Avenue and 16th Street. The name Berean was chosen by the congregation based upon a single portion of scripture in Acts 17:10-11. That very night the believers sent Paul and Silas to Berea. When they arrived there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.” The goal of the writing challenge is to present the Gospel in the clearest possible language, helping the reader to understand the meaning of the Gospel. Three judges were appointed who had no affiliation with the church. The top selection was by Gary Carter of Glencoe. Another of the top pieces was submitted by Tim Casey. A total of 14 submissions were received. The winning submission is as follows:
Cobs & Pods golf tourney set
The Nicollet/Sibley County Corn and Soybean Growers are hosting its 13th annual Cobs & Pods Golf Tournament on Wednesday, July 10, at the Winthrop Golf Course. Three rounds of nine holes will be held at 9:30 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. This is a “best ball tournament.” Call Sue at 507-237-4100 for more information.
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Two words, Hope and Peace in my walk with the Lord
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Administrator begins duties
ARLINGTON — Liza Donabauer recently began her duties as the new Arlington city administrator, The Arlington Enterprise reported. Donabauer, who replaces Matt Jaunich, comes to Arlington from Clearwater, Kan., where she was the city clerk for nearly two years. Donabauer and her husband, Jeremy, have two children.
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Dairy Day Grill Out hosted by the Glencoe Lions Club from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Oak Leaf Park. There will be food and beverages served by the Glencoe Lions. Machinery Hill along with area rescue vehicles will be present. The Glencoe Junior Pioneers 4-H club and the dairy princesses will be dishing up root beer floats. The Glencoe Fire Department will be giving demonstrations on grain bin safety and will have a fire extinguisher simulator.
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Trailblazer honors volunteers at annual appreciation dinner
By Lori Copler Staff Writer ohn Glawe of Glencoe and John Siewert of Gaylord were honored for their volunteer efforts with Trailblazer Transit at its annual appreciation dinner and training held June 11 in Glencoe. Glawe, a volunteer driver with Trailblazer Transit since 2002, was given the Horizon Award. The Horizon Award is given to a “volunteer driver who has gone above and beyond the call of duty time and time again in a selfless and compassionate manner to assist customers” during the year. Glawe said he began volunteering with Trailblazer after he retired in 2002. “I was 621⁄2 years old, and I was looking for something to do,” said Glawe. “I didn’t want to work full time.” Volunteering as a Trailblazer driver seemed to be perfect for Glawe, who has stuck with the two-county transportation service for 11 years. “It’s very flexible,” said Glawe. “I can take rides if I want, and if I don’t want to, I can say ‘no, thanks.’ It’s perfect for someone who’s retired.” In fact, the job is so flexi-
ble that not only can Glawe turn down individual rides, he can head south for a few months in the winter if he chooses. “You can come back after three or four months and pick up like you never left,” said Glawe. But while the flexibility is important, Glawe said he enjoys volunteering for other reasons as well. “You meet a lot of people, hear a lot of interesting stories, see a lot of interesting places, and you get around the countryside,” said Glawe. Volunteers can take those who do not drive to doctor and other appointments, and Glawe has been all around the state. “It’s rewarding,” Glawe said. “you get a chance to hear a lot of life stories. Trailblazer has done very well by me.” Siewert received Trailblazer’s Voyageur Award, which goes to a volunteer driver “who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in the number of service miles, service hours, trips and oneway rides” provided during a calendar year. Siewert has been a volunteer driver with Trailblazer since July 2010, and has
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Kermit Terlinden, left, vice chair of the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board, presented John Glawe of Glencoe with the Horizon Award at Trailblazer’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner on June 11. completed 615 one-way rides during 230 trips. He volunteered 5441⁄2 hours and drove 18,095 miles as a Trailblazer driver in 2012. Siewert said he volunteered for Trailblazer at the suggestion of his wife, Mavis. Mavis Siewert had been a volunteer driver, but broke her wrist and had to stop driving, and suggested her husband look into it. “So I went and checked it out and took the test, and the rest is history, I guess,” said John Siewert. Like Glawe, Siewert enjoys the flexibility of the job. He is busy on Tuesday mornings with the Sertoma Club, and on Wednesdays he is a carrier for The Gaylord Hub. “If you can’t take a ride, you just say so,” said Siewert. “You can really just take the
John Siewert of Gaylord, right, received Trailblazer Transit’s Voyageur Award from Joint Powers Board Vice Chair Kermit Terlinden at the volunteer appreciation dinner on June 11. trips you want.” Siewert worked for the Post Office for 29 years, “and that really made me kind of a people person, and you really get to meet a lot of people in this job, and you’re still doing a little bit of good for them.” Last year, 14 Trailblazer volunteer drivers completed a total of 4,480 one-way rides on 1,958 trips. The drivers volunteered 5,9423⁄4 service hours and drove 169,819.3 service miles. Those interested in learning more about the volunteer driver program can call Trailblazer Transit at 1-888-7433828, or visit its website at www.trailblazer.com, and click on the “Volunteer Driver Program” tab on the lefthand side of the home page.
Work begins this week on Brownton natural gas utility
By Lori Copler Staff Writer Rainy weather has delayed the start of construction of Brownton’s natural gas utility, but it was expected to get under way Tuesday of this week. John Rodeberg, an engineer with Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH), Inc., gave an update on the project to a crowd of city residents Monday evening. Michels Corporation of Brownsville, Wis., which won the bid for the project, will start with the construction of a border station to connect with the gas main at United Grain Systems, northwest of Brownton, and the construction of the gas mains within the city. Work will be done in quadrants, starting in the northeast section of the city, proceeding to the southeast, then the southwest, then the northwest. The city is quartered by the intersection of Division Street and Fifth Avenue North. “Residential service hookup will probably start in midAugust,” said Rodeberg. Once the hook-ups in each quarter have been tested, service will begin. It is hoped to have all hook-ups done by November, Rodeberg said. A representative from Michels said there is a financial penalty if the work isn’t done on time. Rodeberg said about 170 service agreements have been turned in. There is a deadline of July 1 if residents want their hook-up fee — which is about $800 for the service line and meter — waived. Anyone who signs a service agreement must have the natural gas in use by July 1, 2014, which gives residents about a year to do any converting that they need to. “If you have (LP) gas that you need to burn up, you can certainly do that,” said Rodeberg. Rodeberg also said there has been some misinformation given by some heating and plumbing contractors about 2-pound pressure lines vs. quarter-pound pressure lines for gas lines inside homes and businesses. Those who have LP currently have 2-pound lines, but Hutchinson Utilities, which is selling natural gas to the city and also is providing operating and maintenance support, requires quarter-pound lines. The issue, Rodeberg stressed, is safety. “It’s an unsafe pressure,” Rodeberg said of the 2-pound pressure. “If there is a leak or a problem, it’s much worse with 2-pound pressure than quarter-pound, because it fills your home faster.” Most in-home lines will need to be moved or replaced, any way, Rodeberg said, because the meters will have to be on either the front or side of the house. “You’ll probably have to redo your lines, any way, because most natural gas appliances use quarter-pound (pressure),” Rodeberg said. Rodeberg also said that some contractors may offer to modify appliances to accommodate 2-pound pressure, or in the case of LP water heaters, to convert to natural gas. “You do not want to do that,” Rodeberg said. “It’s safer to do it right. We don’t want to get calls of smells of gas all over and have issues come up. We want to do this right, especially now that the city has some liability involved.” Rodeberg also said that installing 2-pound lines is not an option in residential homes, although they could be used for commercial purposes. All inside work also will require a city building permit, at a cost of $49.50, to cover inspection of the work, which is required before natural gas service is established in residences. Rodeberg also explained that in most of the city, natural gas lines will be installed in the boulevard, to avoid the potential crossing of other utility services, such as sanitary sewer, water, telephone and cable, which are typically located in the alleys. Meters will be placed on either the front or side of the house, and will be read electronically by Hutchinson Utilities, with the information then being forwarded to the city for utility billing. Ella Kruse, Brownton city clerk, said that once customers establish a “baseline” of use, the city will be able to pro-rate, or spread out, costs so that customers aren’t hit hard in the winter months on heating bills. Rodeberg said most questions residents have are about how to pay for converting appliances. Present at the meeting were two representatives from the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), a non-profit foundation that provides low-interest (2.99 percent) loans for up to $10,000. Brenda Yaritz of CEE said that most loan applications will be either approved or declined within a day, and materials were passed out to the residents present about the foundation and its programs.
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Obituaries Dennis W. Mielke, 72, of Cologne
A Mass of Christian Burial for Dennis W. Mielke, 72, of Cologne, was held Tuesday, June 25, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne. The Rev. Gergory Abbott was the celebrant of the Mass. Mr. Mielke died Friday June 21, 2013, at his home. Pallbearers were Duane Wolff, Fred Beier, Augie Kreye, Larry Scherber, Duane Lind, Virgil Hedtke and Dale Farber. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Mielke was born June 23, 1940, in Watertown, to Willmar A. and Sarah E. (Templin) Mielke. On April 30, 1960, Mr. Mielke was united in marriage to Mary Salden at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne. Mrs. Mielke died Feb. 22, 1991. On March 22, 1993, Mr. Mielke was united in marriage to Doris Cebulla in Glencoe. Mr. Mielke was known and loved for his individualism, his sense of humor and his loyalty to family and friends. After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy and developed his passion for the air and the sea. He returned to Carver County to manage his family farm, putting innovations into place that later became accepted practices. Without hesitation, he switched careers midlife and became a successful realtor. He had an adventurous spirit and loved piloting his plane and captaining his beloved boats. He was very proud to become a “Winter Texan,” enjoying his winters in South Padre, Texas. It was more than just the warm temperatures and the cool waters of the Gulf that he appreciated. He saw himself in the bold, individualist, frontier mentality that to him personified the spirit of Texas. Survivors include his loving family, wife Doris; children, Cheryl (Colin) Robertson of Lagrang, Ill., Tim (Debra) Mielke of Wheaton, Ill., Barry (Susan) Mielke of Lester Prairie, Robin (Kirk) Ney of Omaha, Neb., Julie Cebulla and friend, Eddie Leggenhager, of Texas, and John and Jimi Cebulla of Texas; grandchildren, Ian Robertson, Sean Robertson, Matthew Mielke, Nicholas Mielke, Anthony Mielke, Erin Mielke, Alex Mielke, Ellen Mielke, Anna Mielke, Evelyn Mielke, Laura Ney, Kayla Ney, Juliana Cebulla, Victoria Cebulla and Christina Cebulla; great-granddaughter, Sentina Mielke; brother and sisters-in-law, Dean and Joan Mielke of Midlothian, Va., and Jackie Mielke of Plymouth; sistersin-law and brothers-in-law, Roseann and Larry Schabel of Iowa, Kathy and Mike Bergmann of Walker, Michele and Clarence Hudinski of Chaska, and William and Dawn Salden of Cologne; mother-in-law, Lorraine Kelzer of Waconia; sisters-in-law and brothers-inlaw, Carol Kelzer of Iowa, Joe and Debbie Kelzer of Mayer, Paul and Kathy Kelzer of St. Louis Park, Jerry and Lora Kelzer of Waconia, John and Marcie Kelzer of Randall, Donna Herman of Chaska, and Ron and Julie Kelzer of Mayer; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his wife, Mary Mielke; parents, Willmar and Sarah Mielke; and brother, Alan Mielke. Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh. com.
Wendy M. Kruschke, 58, of Litchfield
Wendy Marie Kruschke, 58, of Litchfield, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. A memorial service was held Monday, June 17, at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lester Prairie. Wendy Marie Kruschke, daughter of Ruben and Evelyn (Michaletz) Kruschke, was born Feb. 26, 1955. She lived in various places before settling in Litchfield 32 years ago. She worked at Proworks while she lived in Litchfield. She attended church and Bible study at Zion Lutheran Church and Jesus Cares at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed animals and going to camp. She was especially fond of having fun with her friends through music, singing and dancing. Miss Kruschke is survived by her father, Ruben (Ruth) Kruschke of Glencoe; and sisters, Julie (Mark) Schweitzer of Burnsville and Diane (Tom) Rifkin of Bloomington; niece Kali and nephew Adam. She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Kruschke. Sign an on-line guest book at www.johnsonhagglund. com.
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Tim and Ashley Elsner of Prior Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Samantha, on May 29, 2013, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Abigail weighed 10 pounds and was 21-1/2 inches in length. Her older brother is Tyler. Grandparents are Christi and Bob Jackson of Shakopee and Kelly and Todd Loose of Prior Lake. Great-grandparents are Bev and Loren Sievert of Glencoe.
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Louise Herrmann, 82, of Norwood Young America, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, June 26), at 11 a.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church in NYA. Visitation was held Tuesday, June 25, and will continue at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of NYA. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.

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Ryan and Micky Neubarth of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Emerson Marie, on June 10, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Emerson weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20-3/4 inches long. Her older sibling is Harper. Grandparents are Melinda Samuelson of Hutchinson and Dale and Rachelle Neubarth of Arlington. Great-grandmothers are Berdina Petzel of Arlington and Alice Goehring of Willmar.
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Winsted Holy Trinity announced the following local students to its fourth-quarter honor rolls: “A” honors: Brandon Schlagel, senior, son of Art and Deb Schlagel of Silver Lake; “B” honors: Steph Hoffmann, eighth grade, daughter of Tom and Bev Hoffmann of Silver Lake; Evelyn Penas, eighth grade, daughter of Bob and Peni Penas of Silver Lake; Eric Klima, senior, son of Jim and Kari Klima of Silver Lake; and Craig Wosmek, senior, son of Brian and Wendy Wosmek of Glencoe.
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Karl and Tina Schauer of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Grant Karl, on June 11, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Grant weighed 10 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 22 inches in length. His older sister is Ashley. Grandparents are Gary and Sharon Schauer of Glencoe, Dale Hurni of Princeton and the late Deb Hurni.
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Thomas, Quale on dean’s list
Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter announced the following area students to its 2013 spring dean’s list: Alexis Quale and Joseph Thomas, both of Glencoe.
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Jason and Christine Prochaska of Hutchinson announce the birth of their son, Urban Frank, on June 12, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Urban weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19-3/4 inches long. His older sister is June. Grandparents are Larry and Linda Prochaska of Silver Lake and Paul and Sharon Nelson of Litchfield.
Son born to Maresh family
Luke and Amanda Maresh of Silver Lake announce the birth of their son, Cooper Daniel, on June 15, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Cooper weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21-1/2 inches in length. Grandparents are Robert and Kathy Maresh of Silver Lake and Daniel and Julie Oachs of Herman.
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Nick and Sarah Heller of Hutchinson announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Kathleen, on June 19, 2013, at Hutchinson Health. Kendall weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her older siblings are Madyson and Aiden. Grandparents are Larry and Andrea Heller of Hutchinson and Jerry and Kathy Ewert of Stewart. Great-grandfather is Jerome Ewert Sr. of Stewart.
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JoAnn K. Jackson, 69, of Hutchinson Obituaries Melvin C. Schmeling, 86, of Glencoe
A memorial service for Melvin Carl Schmeling, 86, of Glencoe, was held Tuesday, June 25, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. James F. Gomez officiated. M r . Schmeling died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Glencoe Re- Melvin g i o n a l Schmeling H e a l t h Services. Serving as urn bearers were Shirley Troska and Ray Schmeling. Serving as honorary urn bearers were his grandchildren. Interment was in the Glencoe City Cemetery with military honors provided by the Glencoe American Legion Post 95 and the Glencoe VFW Post 5102. Mr. Schmeling was born July 16, 1926, in Acoma Township, McLeod County, to Carl and Mabel (Monroe) Schmeling. He was baptized on April 13, 1927, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Acoma Township by the Rev. Gervusius Fisher. He was confirmed in the Christian faith on Oct. 26, 1941, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Foley by the Rev. Arthur Beck. Mr. Schmeling attended the Foley High School. Mr. Schmeling enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Jan. 21, 1944, and served during World War II aboard the cruiser USS Cleveland and the USS Manchester. He received his honorable discharge on July 12, 1947. He was awarded the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal and seven campaign stars. On July 19, 1947, Mr. Schmeling was united in marriage with Lorretta Jenneke at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe by the Rev. Edgar Streufert. He suffered the death of his wife, Lorretta, in April 1976. Mr. Schmeling was married to Joan Ballman on May 28, 1977, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Glencoe, by the Rev. Michael O’Connor. Mr. Schmeling always worked as a grocer in Glencoe and retired from Lee’s Super Valu. He was a member of Glencoe VFW Post 5102 and American Legion Post 95, a past member of the Glencoe Lions, and a volunteer for Meals On Wheels. He had served on various committees for both church and community, helping whenever there was need. Mr. Schmeling enjoyed cooking and baking, gardening, playing cards, fishing and hunting. He loved to spend free time woodworking or visiting with fellow hobbyists about their projects. He will be remembered for his loving and giving personality who cherished the time spent with his family. Survivors include his loving family, wife Joan Schmeling of Glencoe; daughter, Shirley Troska (special friend Dennis Dusoski) of Glencoe; son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Linette Schmeling of Glencoe; stepchildren and their spouses, Ron Ballman of Glencoe, Kim and Myron Schuette of Glencoe, Jeff and Jo Ballman of Glencoe, Brian and Karen Ballman of Glencoe, Lisa and Don Miller of Plato, and Rachel and Troy Alsleben of Brownton; grandchildren and their spouses, Jesse and Mary Troska, Jason and Emily Troska, Laura Langley and special friend Reese Lindeman, Kyle Schmeling, Amber Ballman, Angela Ballman, Stephanie and Chris Merhkens, Nicholas and Rachel Schuette, Rebecca and Adam Werner, Danielle Schuette and fiancé John Paszkiewicz, Nathan Schuette, Melissa and Charlie Davidson, Mitchell Ballman and special friend Tina Howard, Brooke Ballman, Matthew Miller, Joshua Miller, Ashley Miller, Cassandra Ehrke, Joseph Ehrke, Gage Alsleben, Jamie and Deana Callais, Angela Callais and Denise Ochocki; greatgrandchildren Katie, Carly, Julia, Erika, Nina, Drew, Quinn, Eli and Elise; and two great-grandchildren soon to be here; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margaret Schmeling of Madison, Marie Wanous of Hutchinson, Frank and Millie Donnay of Menahga, and Gertrude and Leonard Noga of Glencoe; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Carl and Mabel Schmeling; wife, Lorretta Schmeling; brother, Donald Schmeling; and sister, Laurraine Pierson. Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, www.johnsonfh. com. A memorial service for JoAnn Kay Jackson, 69, of Hutchinson, was held Tuesday, June 25, at the DobratzHantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. The Rev. D a n i e l Welch officiated. M r s . Jackson died Friday, June 21, 2013, at the G l e n c o e JoAnn R e g i o n a l Jackson Health Services long-term care center in Glencoe. The organist was Paul Otte, and soloist Matthew Lober sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Special music was “One Day at a Time.” Urn bearers were her grandchildren, Lance Severin, Angie Johnson, Jessica Jackson, Andy Rohlik, Cassandra Jackson, Kyle Severin, Megan Rohlik, Holly Jackson, Victoria Lober and Justin Raduenz. Interment was in the Bird Island City Cemetery. JoAnn Kay Gunderson was born July 2, 1943, in Olivia, to Marvin and Mildred (Buhman) Gunderson. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth on June 23, 1957, both at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bird Island. She attended Bird Island High School. JoAnn Gunderson was united in marriage to Eugene L. Dettmann. This marriage was blessed with three daughters, Charlene, Susan and Laurie. They resided in Hutchinson. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Jackson. This marriage was blessed with two children, Dixie and Michael. The Jacksons resided in Danube. Mrs. Jackson later moved to Hutchinson. Mrs. Jackson was employed at Tonka Toys in Mound and Olivia Health Care as a housekeeper. She retired in 1995. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bird Island. She also was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) of Hutchinson. She volunteered at the Renville County Outreach Center for Victims of Domestic Violence. She enjoyed camping with her family, country music, going to garage sales and traveling with her girlfriends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and friends. Survivors include her former husband, Kenneth Jackson of Cedar Crest in Cosmos; children, Charlene (Matthew) Lober of Juneau, Wis., Susan (Les) Severin of Hutchinson, Laurie (James) Rohlik of Hutchinson, Dixie (Danny) Raduenz of Glencoe, and Michael Jackson of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Lance (Ann) Severin, Angie (Josh) Johnson, Jessica Jackson, Andy Rohlik, Cassandra Jackson, Kyle (Kelly) Severin, Megan Rohlik, Holly Jackson, Victoria Lober, and Justin Raduenz; great-grandchildren, Carter Johnson, Landon Kirchmeier, Mauer Beavens, and baby Jackson due in October 2013; stepsister, Linda Richardson of Minneapolis; aunt, Katherine Buhman of Hutchinson; cousin, Darlene (LeRoy) Karg of Hutchinson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her mother, Mildred, and step-father, Glenn Graves; father, Marvin Gunderson; great-grandson, Jameson Jackson; stepsister, Regina Birkholz; uncles, Earl Buhman and Leland Buhman; and cat, Thomas. 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.
Mary Jane Trutna, 71, of Battle Lake
Memorial services for Mary Jane Ellen Trutna, 71, of Battle Lake, were held Saturday, June 22, at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church in rural Battle Lake. The Rev. Jim Gronbeck officiated. M r s . Trutna lost her courageous battle with cancer and died Mary Jane M o n d a y , Trutna June 17, 2013, at her home near Battle Lake. Mary Jane Ellen Trnka was born Jan. 16, 1942, in Glencoe, to James and Lillian Trnka. She was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake and graduated from Glencoe High School in 1960. On Dec. 20, 1958, Mary Jane was united in marriage to Lyman Trutna in Silver Lake. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Kevin and Connie. After their marriage they lived in Silver Lake, Glencoe, Young America, Wood Lake and Bird Island, retiring to their Clitherall Lake home by Battle Lake in 1997. During the 30 years they lived in Wood Lake, Mrs. Trutna served on the school board, drove school bus, was an EMT, was involved in organizing the Wood Lake Rescue Squad and played softball on the town league for 25 years. While in Bird Island, she drove bus for the BOLD School District and was employed as an aide in a local group home. After moving to Battle Lake, she continued to drive bus and drove until May 2012. She took great pride in driving bus and enjoyed watching her (school bus) kids grow over the years. She enjoyed their lake home, doing yard work, watching for the loons to arrive each spring, fishing and commandeering the evening fish fry for her husband, children, grandchildren and any family or friends that were visiting, as well as enjoying the sunset and watching her many animal friends. She was a member of the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Lyman; son, Kevin (Carrie) Trutna of Maynard; daughter, Connie (Brian) Hanson of West Fargo, N.D.; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren, and several step-great grandchildren; two sisters, Lillie Ann (Harlan) Voight of Green Isle and Joann (Jeff) Jamieson of Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Ray (Lorraine) Trnka of Conchas Dam, N.M.; a sister-in-law, Marlys Trnka of Glencoe; and 14 nieces and nephews, numerous relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, James and Lillian Trnka; sister, Delma Rozeski; and brother, Ted Trnka. Memorials preferred to the Lake Region Cancer Care and Research Center or Lakeland Regional Hospice. Interment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Clitherall. Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Battle Lake, handled arrangements. Condolences can be made by going to www.GlendeNilson.com.
Brian Kurt Wuetherich, 46, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Brian Kurt Wuetherich, 46, of Glencoe, formerly of Lester Prairie, were held Friday, June 21, at Prairie Community Church in L e s t e r Prairie. The R e v . William Baldwin officiated. M r . Brian Wuetherich died Mon- Wuetherich day, June 17, 2013, in a motorcycle accident near Plato. The organist was Sonja Johnson, and soloist Kerri Specht sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” The congregational hymns were “It is Well With My Soul” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Pallbearers were Dave Schuette, Cory Kegler, Brian Gatz, Dave Snegosky, Calvin Dolezal and Dustin LaMott. Interment was in the Lester Prairie City Cemetery in Lester Prairie. Mr. Wuetherich was born May 13, 1967, in Glencoe, the fourth child of Fredric and Dorothy (Ristow) Wuetherich. He was baptized as an infant on June 4, 1967, by the Rev. Gary Kasten, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 3, 1981, by the Rev. Dave Martens, both at Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie. He received his education in Lester Prairie, attending Lester Prairie High School. Mr. Wuetherich grew up on the family farm near Lester Prairie and after school moved into town. In 2000, he bought his own farm site in rural Glencoe. He was blessed with two children, Morgan and Taylor. Mr. Wuetherich worked first at Holasek’s Flower Power, and later went to Lester’s, Inc., and Litzau Excavating in Lester Prairie. For the past 10 years, he worked for William Mueller and Sons, Inc., in Hamburg, operating heavy equipment. He was a member of Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie. Mr. Wuetherich loved to work with wood, plant flowers and trees, having planted dozens of trees in just the past two years. He enjoyed participating in 4-wheel-drive truck pulls and riding his dirt bike. He always had time to help out a friend, loved Morgan’s dog, “Montana” and cherished time spent with his family and friends. And like Billy Currington sings, he was “pretty good at drinking beer.” Survivors include his daughters, Morgan Wuetherich of New Germany and Taylor Schneewind of Maple Lake; mother, Dorothy Wuetherich of Lester Prairie; sister, Debra Kirby of Eden Prairie; brothers, Kerry (Deb) Wuetherich of Gaylord and Guy (Holly) Wuetherich of Paradise, Utah; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his father, Fredric Wuetherich; and niece, Charlene Wuetherich. Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
We would like to thank everyone who came to help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Thanks to all who sent cards, gifts and good wishes. Special thanks to our kids and grandchildren for helping us with this. God bless you all. Errol & Pat Becker *25Ca
Thank You
Thank you to everyone who attended Wendy’s memorial service. A special thank you to Johnson Hagglund Funeral Home, to the hospital staff, staff at the group home and Pastor Nelson, organist Peg Hatlestad, Zion Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran and the ladies for serving.
Thank you to everyone. Family of Wendy Kruschke
Thank You
In loving memory of
Dean Mathews
Aug. 23, 1954 – July 5, 2012
In Memory of
Ray & Leone Brelje
who passed away 10 years ago
I Remember
I remember hearing your laugh, and seeing you drive tractors around, I remember you creating amazing works in the garage, and I hearing every last sound. I remember you telling the stories from your youth, and the comfort you brought me on my first heart break, I remember you supporting my science fair project and the encouragement that got me past state. Dad, Every raindrop that falls from the skies Is worth about a thousand of my tears.
June 28 & 30, 2003
If we had one lifetime wish Our dream that could come true, We’d pray to God so hard For yesterday and you. The things we feel so deeply Are the hardest things to say. But we, your family, love you In a very special way. They say memories are golden Well, maybe that is true. But we never wanted just memories We only wanted you. If teardrops were a stairway And heartaches make a lane, Then we’d walk a path to heaven And bring you back again. Deeply missed by Kathy & Jerome Ehlers & family Judy & Hal Kirchoff & family Bev Wall & family
Marilyn Ann Jurek, 80, of Silver Lake
A Mass of Christian Burial for Marilyn Ann “Lovey” Jurek, 80, of Silver Lake, was held Saturday, June 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Patrick Okonkwo was the celebrant M r s . Jurek died Tu e s d a y, June 11, Marilyn 2013. Pallbear- ‘Lovey’ Jurek ers were Keith Schade, James Mahon, Richard Jurek, Scott Jurek, Michael Rannow and Duane Schade. Interment was at Holy Family Cemetery. Marilyn Ann Schade was born June 4, 1933, in Glencoe, to William and Adela (Arlt) Schade. On May 19, 1956, Marilyn Ann Schade and James P. Jurek were joined in holy marriage at the rectory of St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe by the Rev. Skoblic. God blessed their marriage with three children. She was formerly employed as a cook at The Gallery Restaurant in Silver Lake. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, traveling, cooking, camping near Villard and at The Village at Detroit Lakes for 40 years during the Fourth of July. Mrs. Jurek was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, where she and Jimmy were longtime greeters. She also belonged to the Rosary Society, CCW and to the Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 Auxiliary. Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, James P. “Jimmy” Jurek; children, Douglas (Lynn) Jurek of Victoria, Susan (Gerald Vasek) Jurek of Silver Lake and Michael (Chaz) Jurek of Northwood, N.D.; grandchildren, Aaron (Brenda) Jurek, Justin Jurek (Katie), EmmaLee and Lauren Jurek; sisters, Gloria (Moe) Mahon of Glencoe and Gertrude Listrud of Dalbo; a brother, Donald (Donna) Schade of Glencoe; sister-inlaw, Mabel Schade of Glencoe; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ernie and Mary Ann Jurek of Silver Lake; many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; an infant sister, Delores Schade; brothers, Willard and Clarence Schade; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Barbara Jurek. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made at www. mareshfuneralhome.com.
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Not your average (sloppy) Joe
Sloppy joes are great. They are quick and easy to make and they always taste good. I usually have browned hamburger with a little onion in the freezer, add chili sauce and mustard (my favorite sloppy joe ingredients) or a can of the prepared stuff and dinner is ready in a matter of minutes! They also are great to take to potlucks and family gatherings because they can be made ahead of time and reheated in a slow cooker. There are a lot of variations to sloppy joes, I have learned. I saw a recipe for bacon cheeseburger calzones. I actually made the calzones, which were really good, but putzy. I had some leftover filling and served it on buns as sloppy joes and they almost went over better. I have since only made them as sloppy joes. Bacon Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 pound lean ground beef 1/4 cup dried instant minced onion 1/4 cup chopped hamburger pickle slices 1/4 cup ranch dressing In a non-stick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, about 2 minutes. Add ground beef and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain if necessary. Stir in pickles and ranch dressing. Serve on buns with cheese slices and tomato if you would like. For the calzones: 1 recipe above 2 cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 1 egg, beaten Preheat over to 375 degrees. Unroll dough and separate each can into four rectangles; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press each into 7x4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Spoon about one-third cup ground beef mixture onto one end of each rectangle. Top each with tomato slices and one piece of cheese. Fold dough over filling; press edges
My Turn Now
By Karin Ramige Cornwell with fork to seal. Brush tops with egg. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm. My mother-in-law, Diane, loves to try new recipes as much as I do, and usually has a good new one each time we visit. She made these Italian sloppy joes the last time we were there. It uses Italian sausage instead of ground beef and a few different spices. They were a hit. Italian Sloppy Joes 1 pound bulk ground Italian sausage 1 pound hot Italian sausage, (casings removed if using links) 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup chopped green pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed 8 to 10 French or submarine rolls, split 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese In a large pan, cook sausage, garlic, green pepper and onion over medium heat until the sausage is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Spoon about one-half cup onto each roll; sprinkle with cheese. They had a bit of a kick to them. You could easily use all mild Italian sausage if heat is not your thing; any pepper could be used, and dried parsley flakes could also be substituted. Thanks for the recipe, Diane! I will be making these again.
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
Lang’s Family Meats opens
Randy Lang of Glencoe, a familiar name in the regional meat market business, has gotten back into the retail business after a several-year absence. Lang’s Family Meats will open this week at 820 E. 12th St. in Glencoe and will feature many of the favorites from his meat markets in Hutchinson and Gaylord over the years, including jerky, sausage, pepper sticks and fresh cuts meats. Lang said he will have eight employees, including his wife, Tami, and sons, Mitchell and Tyler. He said he will continue to be associated with Family Farms on the wholesale level. Lang’s Family Meats will be open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday. Lang has 28 years experience in the meat business, starting right out of high school with the former Town & Country Foods (now Coborn’s). After stints in the Twin Cities, Lang said he opened his own business. He owned Lang’s in Hutchinson for 14 years and Lang’s in Gaylord for five before selling the retail businesses. But after several years out of the retail business, Lang said he wanted the Lang name out there again. “I was never out of the meat business,” Lang said, “just the retail part.”
E-waste, appliance pickup set July 12 in Glencoe
If you had appliances and/or e-waste damaged, due to flooding this past weekend, you may contact the McLeod County Solid Waste department for collection, according to Ed Homan, county solid waste director. Residents may dispose of their appliance or e-waste at 1065 SE Fifth Ave., Hutchinson or sign up for a pre-paid collection for curbside pickup scheduled Friday, July 12, at 8 a.m. Pre-paid application forms will be available at the McLeod Environmental Services/Planning and Zoning office. The cost for curbside collection will be $10 per unit and a $5 collection fee, regardless the number of items. Residents have until July 10 to submit their pre-paid application. “Items not pre-paid or not on our inventory collection list will not be picked up,” Homan said. All appliances with a door must be removed for safety reasons. If you have any questions, please contact McLeod County Solid Waste at: McLeod. Solid@co.mcleod.mn.us, or go to www.co.mcleod.mn. us/solidwaste. Click on appliance/e-waste curbside program, or call 320-484-4300 or 1-800-335-0575.
S l i i h Sylvan is coming to the Glencoe-Silver Lake area.
Sylvan will be offering math and reading instruction at the Glencoe City Center two mornings a week from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Sylvan's innovation in technology enables us to offer instruction using iPads, so we can bring Sylvan into your community. Instruction will be offered on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. The days and times will be based on student and parent preferences. If you would like more information, please email or call the Chaska Sylvan Learning Center.

The McLeod County Chronicle, www.glencoenews.com, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, page 12
June 21-22, 2013
The annual Glencoe Regional Health Services Fun Run/Walk on Saturday morning drew a large crowd of both walkers, above, and runners (see sports page). Besides a healthy walk, the participants also
earned free T-shirts thanks to GRHS as well as a free bottle of water. The walkers came in all shapes, sizes and age groups. About 500 T-shirts were handed out at the end of the events.
Above, Eliot and Orlando Murillo enjoyed the free sweet corn on Friday night, along with hundreds of other area residents. At right, members of the Glencoe Karate Club, Kayla DeYonge and Jessica Alsleben, demonstrated some of their training techniques along the parade route Saturday afternoon. In the second row are Lily Kirchoff, Cavin Streufert, Ethan Grimm; third row, Brandon Cornell, Hannah Grimm and Jakob Lopez; and in the back parent Lawrence Winter and Marissa Kirchoff.
The annual tractor-pedal pull was as popular as ever as youngsters, ages 3 to 11, competed for the chance to advance to regional competition. Quinn Swenson, 4, gave it his all in the early pulling.
Samantha Voight of Glencoe seemed pleased with the accumulation of mud during the mud volleyball competition Saturday morning. While Keegan Holcomb, 5, of Glencoe was getting into The Toonies’ performance Saturday under the big tent at Oak Leaf Park, Austin Dressel, 18 months, was not so sure. Austin is the daughter of Nate and Danielle Dressel of Apple Valley. At the right is singer Tricia Haynes.
Chronicle photos by Josh Randt and Rich Glennie
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