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Playoff time
Town teams gearing up for late run
— Sports page 1B
The McLeod County
Glencoe, Minnesota Vol. 117, No. 29
Open houses
set Monday
for 2015 city
street work
— Page 3
a continuation of
The Glencoe Enterprise
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Diversion report eyes flooding woes
By Rich Glennie
On Monday night, Glencoe City Council received a preliminary report of what a Willow
Ridge Pond diversion channel might entail and
its cost to help alleviate flooding in the central
portion of the community.
John Rodeberg, city engineering consultant
from Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), presented a study update on a possible solution to the
flooding problems, but he cautioned this was
just a preliminary analysis.
The study looked at drainage of the watershed area north of Glencoe, most of which lies
outside the city limits, the impacts of road
crossings and whether diverting the water
runoff to the east “will provide a positive costto-benefit ratio” in which the benefit derived
exceeds the cost to construct it.
The study update set the cost of such a diversion project — taking water from the Willow
Ridge ponds and sending more of it eastward at
a faster rate to the east ditch system — at between $500,000 to $1.5 million.
The lower cost would use a an open ditch
system when feasible and one 48-inch drain
pipe to go along with minimal downstream improvements to the ditch.
The more expensive option would assume
two 48-inch sewer pipes will be needed for the
entire length of the water route, along with
some downstream improvements and a minimal
amount of property or easement acquisition.
Rodeberg called the June 19 floods the
“1,000-year flood. It was such an astronomical
event. It was a monumental amount of water.”
Yet, when looked at, drainage to the east
ditch system during that June rain event “was at
half capacity,” Rodeberg said.
Mayor Randy Wilson asked if the proposed
Willow Ridge Pond channel would take away
50 percent of the water in the central portion of
the city, and Rodeberg said it should.
He said the aim is to try to do as much of the
improvements with an open ditch with piping to
City Council
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Big weekend set
for Glencoe Days,
‘Heat in Street’
Chronicle photo by Alyssa Schauer
WCCO’s ‘best food truck’ in the state
Last week, Taquería Del Buen Pastor, the
food truck stationed on the corner of Hennepin Avenue and 13th Street, was voted
WCCO’s “best food truck” in the state by
viewers’ choice. Owned and operated by the
Ramirez family, the mobile restaurant has
been serving authentic Mexican food. In the
front, from left to right, are Adan and Carolina Ramirez. In the back are two of their
three children, Victor and Dolores, who also
work for the food truck, taking orders and
serving food. Missing was their other
daughter, Carolina.
No surprise about
‘best food truck’
Glencoe’s Taqueria Del Buen Pastor voted tops
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
arinated spicy pork.
Fresh homemade guacamole and tortilla
chips. Flour tortillas bulging with
steaming rice, refried beans,
grilled steak, cool sour cream,
melted mozzarella cheese, lettuce
and juicy tomatoes.
It’s no surprise the local Taqueria Del Buen Pastor food truck
was voted WCCO viewers’
choice for Minnesota’s “best food
truck” last week.
The truck, owned and operated
by Adan and Carolina Ramirez of
Glencoe, is located on the corner
of Hennepin Avenue and 13th
Street, across from Casey’s
downtown location. It has been in
business for the past two years
after the Ramirez family closed
their traditional restaurant location in October 2012.
It was always a dream of Car-
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olina’s to have her own business.
“I never went to school. All I
know how to do is cook,” Carolina laughed.
After the company she and her
husband, Adan, worked for shut
down, she decided to sell tacos
and sell her food.
“People really liked that,” her
son, Victor, said.
Best food truck
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Looking back: It was a rarity this year — a week with little or no precipitation. But heat
and humidity arrived Monday.
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A big weekend is in store when
the delayed Glencoe Days kick off
at 5 p.m. with its annual free corn
feed sponsored by Seneca Foods,
and the weekend concludes when
the Glencoe Lions Beep baseball
game is played Sunday at 1 p.m. at
the old Allen Field near Coborn’s.
In between will be the Glencoe
Fire Relief Association’s third annual Heat in the Street music festival
Saturday at the Glencoe City Center.
Heat in the Street will feature four
concerts, including headliner Josh
Thompson, Blackhawk, the Outlaws
and the Iron Horse Group. The concert will be in the Glencoe City
Center’s west parking lot.
Gates open Saturday at 5 p.m.,
and all proceeds from the Heat in
the Street benefit go to the Glencoe
Fire Relief Association.
Heat in the Street also is sponsored by K102 FM, Budweiser and
C&L Distributing.
Also on Saturday will be a bean
bag tournament in the Glencoe
Farmers Market lot on 11th Street,
across from the City Center parking
But before Heat in the Street
events Saturday, an abbreviated
Glencoe Days will be held at the
Glencoe City Center west parking
lot beginning with the corn feed at 5
The two-day event was originally
scheduled for June 20-21, but heavy
rains flooded Oak Leaf Park and
forced the cancellation of the community celebration.
But the Glencoe Days Committtee
decided to try to hold a one-day
event instead.
Besides the corn feed, the Friday
lineup also includes free music by
the Road House 6 from 8 p.m. to
midnight. There will be other food
vendors as well.
The evening also will include fireworks beginning at 10 p.m., with
viewing from the City Center parking lot.
Then on Sunday, the Beep baseball game pits the Minnesota Millers
visually impaired baseball team
against a local team that will play
Glencoe Lion Gary Koch said
Coborn’s also will provide food for
the event with the Glencoe Lions
providing the servers. Fans should
bring their own lawnchairs.
County orders schematic
design for jail project;
potentially closing Ives
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
The McLeod County Board of
Commissioners asked Wold Architects to proceed with a schematic
design of its proposed jail renovation and courthouse security project
— including the potential closing of
Ives Street and reopening of Judd
John McNamara of Wold reviewed the proposed project, which
has been on hold while the county
waited out the appeal period on a
judge’s ruling that allows the county
to use the bequest of Annamarie
Tudhope, former Glencoe Enterprise
publisher, to fund the project.
Potential heirs had a 90-day window to appeal the judge’s decision
that will allow the county to spend
about $3.8 million from Tudhope’s
will to fund a jail in Glencoe.
McNamara told the County Board
that the preliminary plan had not included the closing of Ives Avenue.
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ferred the closing of Ives Avenue
because of concerns on traffic flow
for Glencoe Oil. Since then, the
county has purchased the Glencoe
Oil property from the Shamla family, and it is currently being demolished.
Closing Ives Avenue will allow
the county to provide handicap-accessible parking on the east side of
the jail. The proposed expansion,
which includes additional jail space,
will cut into about half of the existing parking lot to the immediate east
of the existing law enforcement center.
If the county closes Ives Avenue,
it will then reopen Judd Avenue on
the east side of the parking lot that
exists between Ives and the currently closed Judd Avenue.
McNamara said there is an estimated cost of $160,000 to reopen
Judd Avenue, and that the county already has the support of the city of
Glencoe to close Ives and reopen
County Board
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that deadline will be published as space allows.
The McLeod County Chronicle, www.glencoenews.com, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, page 2
Class reunion, Robby
Vee concert set Aug. 8
The Glencoe High School
graduating class of 1969 will
be hosting a class reunion on
Friday, Aug. 8, as well as a
public concert to help raise
money for the American Cancer Society.
The class members, the last
graduating from of the former
high school (now the Glencoe
City Center), will return to
their former high school to
According to class member
Shar Koch of Arlington, the
gathering will tour the old
high school at 4 p.m., led by
Glencoe alumnus Dan Perschau; hold an open
house/dinner with a short
program and entertainment
for the class; and then open
the festivities to the public at
8 p.m. to hear Robby Vee and
his Rock & Roll Caravan.
Vee is the son of recording
artist Bobby Vee. The proceeds from the concert will
go American Cancer Society,
Koch said.
She said Robby Vee and his
band will pay tribute to the
music and musicians of the
1950s and 1960s, including
his father.
Former Glencoe faculty
members also are invited to
attend, and five have accepted, Koch said. They include
Marilyn Anderson, Louise
Carlson, Darrol Bussler,
Robert Hatlestad and Lowell
Five years ago, Bobby Vee
performed for the class reunion and dance.
For ticket information, contact Koch at 507-964-5452 or
at sdkoch@mchsi.com.
Music by the Pond set July 24
Grand Meadows Senior Living, 1420 Prairie Ave.,
Glencoe, will be hosting Music by the Pond on Thursday,
July 24, at 6:30 p.m. Featured entertainment will be
Allen and Mathew Carlson. 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.
Rod & Gun Club to meet
The Brownton Rod & Gun Club will meet Monday,
July 28, at 7 p.m. Representatives from the Buffalo Creek
Watershed and KNUJ will be present. Lunch will be
Plato blood drive set July 24
The Plato Lions Club is sponsoring a Plato area blood
drive on Thursday, July 24, at Discover Church on Highway 212 near Plato. The American Red Cross blood drive
will run from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. To make an appointment to
donate, call Ken or Myra Franke at 238-2370.
GHS class of 1958 to reunite
The Glencoe High School graduating class of 1958
will hold its 56-year reunion at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2,
at Neisen’s Bar & Grill in Biscay. The plan is to meet annually on the first Saturday in August. Call Marlys
Hueser at 864-4639 for more information.
Plato Lions set golf outing
The Plato Lions Club will host a four-person scramble
golf tournament on Monday, Aug. 11, at the Glencoe
Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the
shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. The entry fee includes a
golf cart, dinner and prizes. Contact Ron at 320-2382285 or e-mail Ken at kmfranke@embarquemail.com.
Anyone not interested in golfing, but interested in sponsoring a hole or door prize, also can contact the above
people. All proceeds from the tournament go toward
local projects.
‘Minnesota Railroads’ July 27
The McLeod County Historical Society and Museum
will host “Minnesota Railroads: A Photographic History
1940-2012” at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 27, in the museum
educational media center. Author Steve Glischinski will
be the presenter. The museum is located at 380 School
Road NW, Hutchinson.
Music in the Park continues
The Glencoe Lions Club Music in the Park series continues on Wednesday, July 23. Jim and Mike Wendolek
will provide the music for the outdoor concert music series. A meal of a shredded beef sandwich, chips, dessert
and beverage will be available from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with
music from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and
enjoy the music and the food. Proceeds will go toward
Lions community projects. Call 320-864-5237 with questions. The final Music in the Park for this summer will be
on Wednesday, July 30, with entertainment by Jack
Noennig and the Community Strings.
Glencoe Sportsmen to meet
The Glencoe Sportsmen Club will meet on Monday,
Aug. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the Glencoe VFW Club meeting
Seniors club to meet July 24
The Glencoe Senior Citizens Club will meet on Thursday, July 24, at 12:30 p.m., in the Glencoe City Center
Senior Room for socializing and games. The senior citizens club also will meet at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 29.
All senior citizens are invited to attend. More information can be obtained by calling at 320-864-3799 or 320510-1551.
To be included in this column, items for Happenings
must be received in the Chronicle office no later than
5 p.m. on Monday of the week they are to be published. Items received after that will be published elsewhere in the newspaper as space permits. Happenings
in Glencoe, Brownton, Stewart, Plato, New Auburn,
Biscay and Silver Lake take priority over happenings
Police Report
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Workers began the removal of the gas pumps
at Glencoe Oil last week,
along with the removal of
the underground gasoline
tanks. Glencoe Oil, formerly owned by Chuck
and John Shamla, was
sold to the county earlier
this year. Part of the sales
agreement is that the
Shamlas remove the
pumps, tanks and building before October. The
property could be part of
a future courthouse expansion project.
County Back to School drive to get
under way; distribution set Aug. 20-21
Common Cup Ministry, in
conjunction with the Salvation Army, will again be
sponsoring a McLeod County
Back to School Drive for
school supplies and distribution for the 2014-15 school
The distribution site in the
Glencoe area will be at First
Lutheran School between 5
p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday,
Aug. 20, and 9 a.m. to 11
a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21.
Parents requesting school
supplies for their children
need to use the official request form that is available at
area schools and churches, or
by calling Common Cup at
320-587-2213 to have a form
Common Cup spokesperson Bev Bonte said that going
back to school for some families is not pleasant. “Many
dread the return because of
added pressure of not having
the right clothes to wear, not
having a nifty haircut and not
having the required school
supplies on the list.”
Common Cup and the Salvation Army are trying to
make going back to school
easier, Bonte added, by supplying some of the basic
school supplies.
The Salvation Army has
purchased 400 backpacks,
Bonte said.
“Our goal is to gather
enough supplies to match or
exceed the number of donated backpacks so each child
can fill their backpack with
the basic supplies needed,”
Bonte said.
Anyone making donations
can drop them off at Common Cup Ministry or at one’s
local church. Monetary donations also are accepted and
will be used to purchase additonal supplies, Bonte added.
“Every little bit helps!”
The basic school supplies
include: No. 2 pencils,
erasers, four-ounce bottle of
glue, glue sticks, pencil boxes
and bags, plastic pocket folders, spiral notebooks, scissors
(Fiskar), rulers, boxes of
color markers, loose leaf
paper, boxes of colored pencils, highlighting markers,
protactors, compasses, calculators, three-ring binders,
black line Sharpie markers,
pencil sharpeners with covers, pens (black, red, blue),
Prang water colors, four-pack
of dry erase markers, dictionaries, thesauruses and backpacks.
Church and businesses will
deliver the collected supplies
to First Lutheran School on
Aug. 18 for distribution Aug.
“Common Cup Ministry
and the Salvation Army appreciate your help in providing children with school supplies they need to do well in
school,” Bonte said.
Anyone with questions can
call Bonte at 234-8344 or
Jackie Olson at 583-3423.
3 seats up for GSL Board election
The terms of three Glencoe-Silver Lake school board
members will end this year:
Chair Clark Christianson,
Clerk Anne Twiss, and Director Jason Lindeman.
Filing will open for the office of school board member
on July 29 and closes on Aug.
12. Terms will be for four
years and will begin on Jan.
5, 2015.
In order to serve on the
school board, a candidate
must be 21 years of age or
In last week’s Chronicle
photo of Music in the Park,
the editor made the mistake
of calling Chuck Thiel’s concertina an accordion. If that
was not bad enough, the editor went on to also err in
Jason Thiel’s playing the
organ when in reality it was a
keyboard. Oops.
The McLeod County
Chronicle strives for accuracy in its reports. If you
find an error, bring it to
our attention. Call 320-8645518 and ask for Rich
Glennie, editor.
more on assuming office,
must have been a resident of
the school district for 30 days
before the general election,
and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same general election.
In order to file for school
board, an affidavit of candidacy must be filed at the district office at Lincoln Junior
High School, 1621 E. 16th
St., Glencoe, and the $2 filing
fee is to be paid before 5 p.m.
on Aug. 12. The general election will be on Tuesday, Nov.
For more information
about filing for the GSL
School Board, contact Dawn
Peterson, superintendent’s
secretary, at 320-864-2495 or
at DPeterson@gsl.k12.mn.us.
Contact Chris Sonju, superintendent of schools, at 320864-2498 or CSonju@
gsl.k12.mn.us for additional
information about serving on
the school board.
On Wednesday, July 16, at
8:01 a.m., an adult woman cut
her leg at a 10th Street residence
and paramedics were called to
stop the bleeding. The patient refused ambulance transportation
and was left in the care of her
adult granddaughter.
At 7:17 p.m., Wednesday, a
resident reported that the previous Sunday her children were at
the Glencoe Aquatics Center
when someone flattened the tires
on their bicycles. The two tires
were valued at $8 each.
At 3:24 a.m., Thursday, police
assisted the sheriff’s office and
Minnesota State Patrol at the
scene of a one-vehicle rollover.
The driver was trapped, extricated and later transported by ambulance to Glencoe Regional
Health Services emergency room
for treatment. The accident occurred on Highway 212 near
Babcock Avenue.
A medical emergency was reported at 6:29 a.m., Thursday,
from a residence on Abby Lane.
A woman was having difficulty
breathing and was transported by
ambulance to the hospital.
A traffic stop at 9:37 p.m.,
Thursday, on Highway 212 near
Falcon Avenue, resulted in the
arrests of the driver and a passenger on outstanding warrants.
A business employee told police that the business had ordered computers on e-bay, but
the company is still missing four
of the monitors. The employee
filed a theft charge on Friday.
Also on Friday, at 9:21 a.m.,
police issued a citation to a driver
for no proof of insurance and no
turn signals. The stop was made
on Highway 212 at Morningside
A 12th Street resident reported
at 10:40 a.m., Friday, that someone attempted to cash a check in
California using his name. The
man said he had not lost any
money, and his bank had
stopped the transaction.
A collision on 11th Street resulted in one of the drivers being
cited for failure to yield and making an unsafe change of course.
The incident occurred at 12:43
A resident reported Friday afternoon that the topper on his vehicle had been damaged while in
the 12th Street area.
Police received a report of a
suspicious person under 18 in
the Coborn’s parking lot at 12:32
a.m., Saturday. Two juveniles
were cited for being out after curfew.
Two medical emergencies
were handled early Saturday
morning. The first was at 1:32
a.m. and involved a “rolling medical” as a Lester Prairie person
was trying to get to the Glencoe
hospital. Police assisted the
sheriff’s office with an escort. The
second incident was at 4:07 a.m.
when an elderly woman fell in her
apartment at Grand Meadows
and was taken by ambulance to
the hospital emergency room.
A traffic stop at 9:44 a.m., Saturday, at Ford Avenue and 120th
Street, resulted in the driver
being cited for driving after suspension and given a verbal warning for speeding.
A driver was cited for having
an open container of alcohol in
his car when stopped at 8:46
p.m., Saturday, on Pryor Avenue
and 10th Street. A passenger
also was cited for having an open
A driver was cited for allowing
her child under 8 to be out of a
booster seat in the vehicle. The
driver also received a verbal
warning about not displaying
trailer lights.
A man with COPD was having
difficulty breathing and was
transported to the hospital by
ambulance from his Judd Avenue
A driver was stopped on Hennepin Avenue at 11:48 p.m., Sunday, and charged with third-degree driving while intoxicated, refusal of a breath test.
A warrant was served on a
10th Street resident, who was arrested for fourth-degree driving
while intoxicated and possessing
drug paraphernalia.
Police were called to an 11th
Street location at 11:53 p.m.,
Monday, concerning a fight. A
woman was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Vote November 4th for Doug Krueger!
• Born and raised on a farm in Sibley County. Resident of McLeod
County for 44 years.
• Married to Linda for 34 years, with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
• Small business owner in the trucking industry.
• Employed by Michael Foods for 20 years.
• Election judge for Glencoe City & Glencoe Township.
• Currently serving on the McLeod County Parks Board (12 years).
• Hobby farmer/Knowledgeable on farming issues.
• Member of American Legion.
• Member of 40/8.
• Lifetime member of Shady Lane Sportsman Club.
• Member of Good Shepherd Church.
• Member of the NRA.
I believe:
• It’s time for a stronger representation for the taxpayers of the 2nd District.
• In a conservative and balanced approach to the spending on the county level.
• In the division of powers in the different branches and levels of government.
• There should be a common good and strong accountability of how tax dollars
are spent.
A strong leader and supporter of the U.S. Constitution,
especially the 1st, 2nd and 5th Amendments.
“I would be proud to
serve as your 2nd
District McLeod
County Commissioner.”
The McLeod County Chronicle, www.glencoenews.com, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, page 3
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The family invites you to
join them as they celebrate
his 100th Birthday!
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
The Cargill Cares Committee selected the Glencoe Fire
Department as the recipient of a $2,320 gift of a Husqvarna rescue saw with several blades. At the formal presentation last week at the fire hall were, from left, firefighter
Jeremy Mattson, Ben Kunzia, a farm marketer with
Cargill, firefighter Mark Simons, Jim Nelson, a personal
marketing manager with Cargill Ag Horizon Marketing
Services, firefighter Jon Dahlke and Assistant Fire Chief
Scott Dietz. The equipment recently arrived, and Dietz
said firefighters will get specialized training on the multipurpose piece of rescue equipment. Dahlke said the
equipment is designed to cut through metal and concrete for use in rescues on the farm, such as when
someone gets entangled in farm equipment or entrapped in a farm structure. “Hopefully, you never have
to use it,” Kunzia said.
Term Care
8:00, 10:00 & 11:59
1805 Hennepin
Ave. N., Glencoe
Let your presence be your gift.
Happy 90th
The open house will be
split in two.
One will apply to residents
in the area around Lincoln
Park from Greeley Avenue
west to Chandler Avenue and
from Sixth Street north to
10th Street.
That project will include
total reconstruction of underground utilities, possible adjusting of street widths, the
installation or replacement of
sidewalks and construction of
a bituminous biking-hiking
trail along Elliott Avenue.
Whatever is decided also
could impact trees that line
streets in that area.
The other open house will
be for the total reconstruction
of Armstrong Avenue from
Seventh Street north to 13th
Street. It also applies to residents living between Chandler Avenue west to Armstrong Avenue.
Rodeberg said more formal
hearings will take place later
this year once the project
costs and assessments are de-
Change order approved
on W. 17th St. project
By Rich Glennie
Glencoe City Council approved a change order to its
2014 street improvement
work on Monday night that
extended the deadline on
some of the West 17th Street
work, and added $6,100 in
crack sealing and sealcoating
of the city’s police and liquor
store parking lots.
John Rodeberg, city engineering consultant from Short
Elliott Hendrickson (SEH),
said the West 17th Street reconstruction work fell behind
schedule because of the
heavy rains in June. Some of
the curb work has failed and
needs to be replaced as well.
Some soil corrections also
were required.
Rodeberg said dealing with
the contractor has been difficult at times, but he said the
city has maintained its position of getting the work done
on time.
As a result, work is getting
done on West 17th Street and
Fir Avenue, Rodeberg said,
because additional workers
are on site. The completion
date is Friday.
He said the contractor has
not been happy with SEH
over the situation, Rodeberg
said. “We’re pushing the contractor hard.”
But Rodeberg recommended the crack sealing and sealcoating work deadline be extended until Aug. 15 for the
subcontractor to complete the
Council member Gary
Ziemer asked what happens if
the contractor disagrees with
the city’s position on enforcing deadlines and not paying
additional costs for the work.
“What’s next?”
“It’s up to them,” Rodeberg
said. He said the contractor
can bill the city for the addiitonal work if he likes.
But City Administrator
Mark Larson said the city always withholds a percentage
of funds until final inspections are completed, and it
plans to do just that.
Council member John
Schrupp noted that the contractor had already received
one extension due to the
rainy weather.
Rodeberg said at that time,
there was a prediction of
more heavy rains in June, yet
the contractor opened up the
street anyway, causing additional delays in the project.
“They took a risk they
probably should not have,”
Rodeberg said. “That was
their decision.”
As to the additional $6,100
in change orders for crack
sealing and sealcoating work
on the city parking lots at the
liquor store and police station, Rodeberg said that was
a good price.
He said the work would
make both lots “look like
new.” Rodeberg added that
both lots are in good shape,
and the sealcoating will add
to their longevity.
Also included in the sealcoating work is the parking
lot next to DaVita Dialysis on
Hennepin Avenue.
In a related matter, Rodeberg said a tree survey is
under way in the Lincoln
Park area, and preliminary results indicted a wide variety
of trees were identified and
the vast majority were in
good health.
The survey is expected to
be completed by the end of
Rodeberg suggested working around the trees whenever possible.
names AG
Distrct 18 state Sen. Scott
Newman, R-Hutchinson, a
candidate for Minnesota Attorney General, has hired
Sen. Dave Thompson, RLakeville, to manage his
“I am excited to have Dave
Thompson on board to direct
our campaign over the next
four months,” Newman said
last week. “Dave has extensive experience in politics,
media and business. And he
understands the demands of a
statewide campaign.”
Thompson added, “Scott
Newman is a dedicated public servant who has chosen to
serve the people rather than
relax in retirement. He will
protect Minnesota’s consumers, while at the same
time recognizing the valuable
contributions of local business owners.
Newman is the Republican-endorsed candidate for
Attorney General. He is serving his second term in the
Minnesota Senate.
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The proposed 2015 street
improvement projects will be
the subject of a come-and-go
open house at the Glencoe
City Center ’s Grand Ballroom on Monday at 1 p.m.
and again at 6 p.m.
John Rodeberg, city consulting engineer from Short
Elliott Hendrickson (SEH),
said, “this is not a hearing,”
but rather to “get feedback on
roads, trails and trees” from
residents who will be affect-
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Sunday, July 27th
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American Legion
329 Main Ave E
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for Todd Martin,
who is battling cancer
Thurs., July 24
4:00 – 8:00 pm
@ Legion Club, Gaylord
Please join us for some
great food (free will donation)
and a Silent Auction
All money raised will help the Martin family with medical bills and expenses.
Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Supplemental funds provided by the Sibley County Chapter
of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
Live farm broadcast
Jeremy Stender of KGLB Radio, left,
Blake Kaping, center, location manager
for Midwest Machinery in Glencoe, and
Lynn Ketelsen of the Linder Farm Network were all a part of a live broadcast
from the Glencoe facility last Wednesday.
It was a part of Farm & Ag Day that included interviews, the Linder Farm Network’s mid-day farm review, a tour of the
Midwest Machinery facility and a meal for
customers and visitors later in the day.
The following building permits
were approved by the Glencoe
City Council Monday, July 21:
Miller Manufacturing, 1450 W.
13th St., sprinkler system.
Ag Star Financial, 1710 E.
10th St., remodel.
Sharon Hoese, 1305 E. 20th
St., deck.
Terry Anderson, 1603 Baxter
Ave., reside garage.
CLT Partners LLC, 1103 Gruenhagen Drive, footings/foundation.
Lona Oltmann, 308 Pleasant
Ave., remodel.
Brad Boock, 1203 Union Ave.,
John Mrsich, 914 Stevens
Ave., plumbing, windows, doors,
Marge Blasing, 1415 Ranger
Drive, plumbing permit.
Earl VonBerge, 1801 E. 1st
St., plumbing permit.
Jeff Cummins, 205 Douglas
Drive, reside.
Steve Ruder, 1510 E. 16th St.,
mechanical permit.
Francisco Vega, 1926 E. 16th
St., reroof.
NU-Telecom, 2104 E. 10th St.,
mechanical permit.
Jonathan Gueningsman, 831
Baxter Ave., fence.
Sarah Howe, 1311 Chandler
Ave., fence.
Building Permits
The McLeod County Chronicle, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, page 4
The GOP message is
the same, so who to
pick in Aug. 12 primary?
Our view: Election year brings out candidates,
but picking a GOP winner may be difficult
ne can sure tell there is an
election this year. The
politicians, or their surrogates, have been showing up with
more frequency of late. Especially
the Republican candidates for governor, who have been stumbling over
themselves to pronounce they are
the most electable, thus the worthiest opponent for incumbent DFL
Gov. Mark Dayton.
The GOP gubernatorial hopefuls
are canvassing the state seeking support in the crucial Aug. 12 primary
election. Yes, voters, there is a primary election this year.
The latest visitor was Bill Kuisle,
the lieutenant governor running
mate of gubernatorial candidate Jeff
Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner.
Well, his visit was cut short by a
flat tire, and his conversation was
over the phone as he was hustling
past Glencoe to his next appointment.
Kuisle, a former state House
member, is from the Rochester area,
and has teamed with Johnson, a
metro politician to balance out the
ticket with a rural-metro mix.
Johnson, however, is a Detroit
Lakes native, and therefore can
claim a more impressive “out-state”
team than Marty Seifert of Marshall.
Seifert’s running mate, Pam Myhra,
is a two-term House member from
Burnsville. The Seifert-Myhra slate
is not only a rural-metro mix, but a
gender mix as well.
Squeezed between those visits
was one by John and Mary Honour,
parents of Scott Honour, a capital investor and political novice, who figures his lack of political experience
is a benefit, not a detriment to being
The Honours say their son is
known for fixing distressed businesses, so that approach can be applied to distressed state government,
too. Honour is a Mound native.
Whenever the politicians travel
outside the seven-county metro area,
they take on the airs of being rural
Minnesota’s favorite sons.
It’s a game of who can be the
most rural in the quest for Greater
Minnesota votes. Once campaigning
in the metro area, we suspect the
tune changes to match that audience.
Asked why the Johnson-Kuisle
ticket is the best for Republicans,
Kuisle admitted there is little separating the candidates on the basic issues like smaller government, more
sensible state regulations on businesses, more dollars for transportation, but not for light rail transit, and
creating and retaining more jobs in
Kuisle said he and Johnson are
“more electable,” because they are
the endorsed GOP candidates. But in
order to get elected, the Republican
slate needs “to get the independent
voters,” Kuisle stressed. He did not
explain how that happens.
The awkward part of a Republican
primary is these candidates are all
on the same side, so bad-mouthing
your fellow Republicans is a no-no.
So, what makes any GOP candidate
different than any other?
Good question.
That is why it is important for voters to turn out for the Aug. 12 primary election, and for candidates to
reach out and get their messages
heard before the primary. The field
of candidates needs to be whittled
down to make it a simpler process
by the Nov. 4 general election.
Kuisle, along with earlier visitors
like Seifert and the parents of Scott
Honour, all plan to abide by the primary results. Whoever the voters select will be on the GOP side of the
Nov. 4 ballot. They will support that
There are others in the GOP race
for governor, too, but they have not
yet shown up at The Chronicle’s
But there is still time.
While we are talking elections, filings for area municipal and school
board elections begin July 29 and
close Aug. 12. Get involved.
— R.G.
You can
online at w w w . g l e n c o e n e w s . c o m
Question of the week
Former Minnesota Gov. Jessie Ventura is currrently
locked in a legal battle with the family of the late Chris Kyle, a fellow
Navy SEAL and author of a book Ventura claims defamed him.
The verdict is now in the hands of a jury. Who do you think is right?
1) Jesse Ventura
2) Chris Kyle
3) Both
4) Neither
5) Don’t really care
Results for most recent question:
If the Republican primary election for a gubernatorial candidate was
held today, who would you favor?
• Marty Siefert — 31%
• Scott Honour — 5%
• Kurt Zellers — 8%
• Jeff Johnson — 48%
• David Thompson — 3%
Brian DuVall-Gambino — 3%
Rob Farnsworth — 4%
I’ll never be like them; well, here I am
Nearly 40 years ago, I was sitting
at my editor ’s desk at the Fort
Frances (Ontario) Times and in
walks my predecessor, Carl
Schubring. He is in his 70s, walks
with a cane and had been the editor
of the Times for more years than
anyone could remember.
He came in with a little advice on
how I should do my job and who I
should talk to in order to get a story.
It was unsolicited, and for the most
part, wasted my time.
I was polite enough, but I just didn’t want to hear from a man who
was of a different era, who did
things the old-fashioned way, and
truthfully, put out what I considered
an awful-looking newspaper.
I was hired to make the Times
look, well, modern.
I know what I’m doing, trust me, I
suggested to Mr. Schubring.
In hindsight, I did not treat him
very respectfully, and I later regretted that.
On top of that, the former coowner of the paper, well into his
Rich Glennie
80s, often stopped by to talk, too. It
was usually about deadline time,
when I had little time to spare putting out the daily newspaper. It was
an inconvenience, to say the least.
He, too, offered unsolicited advice.
I was in my late 20s at the time,
and I thought I knew it all. I later
discovered I did not.
I told myself I would never be like
them; old newspapermen who just
could not fade away.
Now the shoe is on the other foot.
I’m about to retire.
I have since learned these elderly
gentlemen knew what they were
talking about. Not necessarily about
designing or laying out a modern
newspaper, but about how to listen
to others and take the time to communicate about the news they had
come across while traveling around
town. They had the new sources
after decades of experience.
Had I listened, I would have saved
myself a lot of time doing my job.
But I was too young, and too proud
back then.
The one thing I eventually learned
was to stop and listen. I also learned
to not offer unsolicited advice unless
asked first.
Hopefully, the young people taking the reins of The Chronicle beginning in August can learn a few
things from my mistakes.
But then again, sometimes the
best learning experience is doing it
the hard way. Those lessons learned
stay with you a lot longer.
I know.
Community survey? 40 minutes of torture
I have an aversion to filling out
I think it all started in my junior
year of high school, when we started
filling out financial aid applications
for college. My dad, with his “misery loves company” philosophy,
made me sit at the kitchen table with
him to fill out the forms, when all I
really wanted was to be out cruising
around town with my friends.
So when the U.S. Census Bureau
started sending me requests to fill
out its American Community Survey
online, I tossed the mail on the
kitchen counter with the intent to get
to it “later,” as in never.
But the requests kept coming, and
finally I got a post card from the
Census Bureau filled with type that
was all boldfaced and capitalized,
which our publisher refers to as
“shouting” in print.
One of the boldfaced statements
was “your response to this survey is
required by U.S. law.”
And if I broke the law and didn’t
fill out the survey?
“If you do not respond, a Census
Bureau interviewer may contact you
to complete the survey.”
Wow, these people play hardball.
Lori Copler
With that threat in mind, I immediately (two days later) got on my
laptop to complete the survey. After
logging in, a message popped up
saying that the survey could take up
to 40 minutes and gave me a password in case my session “timed
Forty minutes of torture. I’d better
grab a beer, I thought. Or three.
All of the questions were in boldfaced type, capitalized. Still shouting.
I know I’ve filled out census surveys before, but this one seemed to
center around economic statistics.
There were questions about my utili-
ty bills, property taxes, computer
use, income, etc.
Nowhere was there a response
choice of “none of your business,”
which is pretty much how I feel
about the government collecting
data from its citizens.
According to information sent by
the Census Bureau, “local and national leaders use the information
from this survey for planning
schools, hospitals, roads and other
community needs.”
Right. Knowing how much my
natural gas bill is each month will
help the government decide if Highway 212 should be expanded to a
four-lane, or if a hospital should be
built in Brownton.
But what could I do? With the
threat of a phone call or a visit from
a census employee hanging over my
head, I had no choice.
And if nothing else, I became
even more painfully aware of just
how much I spent to heat my humble abode last winter.
It’s time to invest in some more
insulation, I thought. Unless I have
to fill out a form for that. Then it can
wait until next year.
80 votes. New question runs July 23-29
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Crow River Habitat to help
spruce up homes this year
Chronicle photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Farmers Market
The Glencoe Farmers
Market is in full swing,
open every Thursday, 3
p.m. to 6 p.m., until Oct.
30. The market is located
at the grassy plaza across
from the Glencoe City
Center on 11th Street.
Above is John Tucker, a
weekly vendor who sells
fresh produce. To the left
are Ashley Lavedz and
Loren Mueller shopping at
the market. Ashley comes
all the way from Nevada
to spend time with her
grandparents in Glencoe.
For more information
about the farmers market,
visit www.glencoefarm
ersmarket.weebly.com, or
call 320-864-3650.
Habitat for Humanity typically builds new homes with
partner families, but this year
in McLeod County, something new has begun. Crow
River Habitat is also working
with volunteers to help existing homeowners spruce up
their home and neighborhood
through a program called A
Brush with Kindness.
This program concentrates
on repairing and maintaining
existing homes through projects like installing accessibility ramps, exterior painting,
weatherization, porch repair
or light landscaping.
To be eligible for the program, homeowners must have
a need for work, an ability to
pay for the cost of the materials, and a willingness to work
on the project with the volunteers.
Low-income homeowners
in McLeod County, who
would not otherwise be able
to make the repairs, are encouraged to contact the Habitat office at 320-587-8868 for
a pre-application.
“This new program provides us with more options to
serve our community,” said
Todd Schnobrich, Crow
River Habitat construction
manager. “Upgrading existing homes not only makes the
homes safer and more efficient, it also cultivates community pride.”
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ing ingredients and simmer for a few minutes.
Serve on buns or however you like your Sloppy Joes.
Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
12 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups half & half
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Spray 3-1/2 to 4-quart slow cooker with
cooking spray or use slow cooker liner. Cook
the pasta to al dente and drain. Place the macaroni in the slow cooker, immediately add the
butter and stir until melted.
Add the evaporated milk, half & half, 2-1/2
cups of the cheddar cheese, the Velveeta, salt
and pepper; stir to blend well.
Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours (if
you have a larger slow cooker, decrease the
cooking time). During the last 15 minutes of
cooking, sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup
of cheddar cheese. Once done, turn the slow
cooker setting to warm until ready to serve.
Both recipes are easily doubled for a larger
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70-year class reunion
The 70-year reunion of the Glencoe High
School class of 1944 was held recently at
Unhinged! Pizza in Glencoe. The five
classmates and two spouses attending
were, from left, clockwise, Arlene “Dot-
sie” (Albrecht) Kottke, Wayne Howe,
Marlys (Hoernemann) Rehmann, her husband, Rollie Rehmann, LeRoy Donnay
and wife, Delores Donnay, and Martha
(Popelka) Urban.
Sloppy Joes
2 pounds hamburger
1 chopped onion
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons mustard
1-1/2 tablespoons vinegar
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
down payment of approximately $1,200. Potential
homeowners are screened by
the family selection committee. A written application is
followed by an extensive
home visit. Applicants must
have regular income sufficient to pay for their new
Habitat house.
For more information, to
donate or to volunteer, please
visit www.crhfh.org, or follow at www.facebook.com/
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit
Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s
love into action by bringing
people together to build
homes, communities and
Since 1976, Habitat has
served more than 500,000
families by welcoming people of all races, religions and
nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes;
by advocating for fair and
just housing policies; and by
providing training and access
to resources to help families
improve their shelter conditions.
For more information, to
donate or to volunteer, please
visit www.habitat.org, or follow it at www.facebook.
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Comfort food for every family
My cooking club from the
church in Maple Grove where
I used to belong did something a little different for our
meeting this last weekend.
The church in Maple Grove is
hosting families through Beacon’s Families Moving Forward for the week.
Beacon’s Families Moving
Forward offers homeless families with temporary shelter, meals and support with job and
housing searches.
Congregations around the Twin Cities host
the families for a week at a time, providing
lodging, meals, activities and fellowship.
Groups throughout the congregation volunteered for the meal preparation and serving
and hosting the activities.
Our group took Sunday night. Since we always have a themed dinner, we chose to do
family or kid-friendly for the occasion.
I made macaroni and cheese and sloppy
joes. I have my go to recipes for both, but in
the spirit of trying something new, I found
these two easy and delicious recipes.
Crow River Habitat plans
to construct a new home in
2015 again, and is seeking
potential partner families in
McLeod County now. Applicants must have regular income sufficient to pay for
their new Habitat house.
In addition to the new program, Habitat has new leadership. Michele Meis began
as executive director in April.
Meis’ background is in computers and real estate, and she
looks forward to working
with the community to help
homeowners live in safe and
decent homes.
To learn more about Crow
River Habitat, call 320-5878868, visit crhfh.org.
Crow River Habitat for
Humanity has built 22 homes
in McLeod County since
1994. It costs approximately
$100,000 to $120,000 to
build a quality three-bedroom, one-bath home.
Project funds come in the
form of gifts and no-interest
loans. Homes are sold, at
cost, on 20- to 30-year interest-free mortgages held by
Crow River Habitat for Humanity. Loan payments (approximately $550 to $650 per
month) include principal,
taxes, insurance, maintenance
and are recycled to the building fund.
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provided each week for quick
reference to professionals in the
Glencoe area — their locations,
phone numbers and office hours.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014, page 6
SL Council OKs tree
ordinance on 3-1 vote
Chronicle photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Circus sweets
On Sunday, the “Candyland Circus” was in town
at the Glencoe City Center
for two shows featuring
juggling acts, magic
clowns, daredevils and
Spongebob Squarepants.
Unlike most circus
events, Sunday’s circus
was set up in the east
wing of the Glencoe City
Center instead of a tent,
but concessions were
available and it seemed
most children enjoyed
cotton candy, popcorn
and sno cones. Above are
Alexia Dittmar and Ashby
Farenbaugh-Smahel and
to the right are Tiara and
Christana Mays.
’14 Farm Families of year named
Representing agricultural
achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families
from throughout Minnesota
are being honored as a 2014
Farm Family of the Year by
the University of Minnesota.
The Roger and Peggy Engelmann Dairy Farm of Plato
in McLeod County and the
Tony and Patti Fisher family
in Meeker County were two
of this year’s selections.
The farm families will be
recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at the annual
Minnesota Farmfest on the
Gilfillan Estate near Redwood
Falls. The event is in the Wick
Buildings Farmfest Center on
the estate grounds.
The farm families represent
each county participating in
the program. They were chosen by local University of
Minnesota Extension committees based on their demonstrated commitment to enhancing and supporting agriculture.
“The farm families receiving this year’s honors exemplify what makes Minnesota
agriculture strong. They bring
innovation, science and hard
work to farming. They care
greatly about the land and animals and delivering quality
products to consumers worldwide,” said Bev Durgan, dean
of Extension. “The University
of Minnesota takes great pride
in honoring these families.”
In 1945 Engelmann Dairy
Farm Notes
By Nathan Winter
was purchased by Roger Engelmann’s parents. Roger and
Peggy joined them in 1973. At
the time of partnering, there
were 40 milk cows and a
small hog operation.
As time went on, the pigs
were phased out of the operation, and the dairy was expanded. In 1986, Peggy and
Roger bought the farm.
They continued to grow the
dairy and make improvements
to the farm. After their sons
graduated from college, they
joined the operation; Chris in
1999 and Josh in 2001.
In 2003, Chris and Josh
purchased Woodland Dairy, a
dairy with 1,200 cows in Waverly, and in 2009 they purchased a heifer facility east of
Today, Engelmann Dairy
milks 550 cows. The calving
for both farms is done at Englemann Dairy in Plato, and
the calf raising is done at the
heifer facility.
The Engelmanns run 3,500
acres of alfalfa, corn, and soybeans. Roger and Peggy Engelmann enjoy partnering
with their two sons and one
daughter-in-law — Chris,
Josh, and Kristin Engelmann.
They are also thrilled to receive help in the summer from
granddaughter, Samantha
Peggy Engelmann is involved with the McLeod
Dairy Association Board and
Dairy Princess program.
Roger Engelmann is on the
feedlot committee for
McLeod County. The Engelmanns donate dairy products
for the local Lions celebrations and for Plato’s Dairy
Day Event and do tours
throughout the year.
The Tony and Patti Fisher
family near Watkins was
named Meeker County Farm
Family of the Year.
The Fisher Family Farm,
was homesteaded in 1876 by
his great-great grandfather
Peter Pennertz. Tony began
farming with his parents in
Today the Fishers milk 65
cows. They raise all of their
own young stock and feed out
the bull calves.
In addition to the livestock,
they grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and wheat.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
On a 3-1 vote, the Silver
Lake City Council finally approved an ordinance for managing the city’s tree population and establishing a tree
City Clerk Kerry Venier
provided councilors with tree
ordinances from Hutchinson
and Glencoe to give some
guidance, and he reminded
the Council that the goal of
the tree ordinance is to protect the tree population in Silver Lake.
“Again, the big thing to remember is that this is not an
ordinance designed to punish
or single out people. It is designed to manage the city’s
tree population and to give
guidance to a tree board,” Venier said. “The ordinance is
set up to be proactive.”
Venier said creating the ordinance was a requirement to
receive money from the
state’s forestry grant, which
was developed to help cities
diversify their tree populations.
Councilor Eric Nelson
once again outlined his concerns with the ordinance,
specifically regarding the language about the duties, qualifications and authority of the
arborist, the stated penalties
for violating the ordinance
and the idea of required permits for fertilizing and pruning trees in public right-ofways.
Nelson felt the ordinance
was giving the arborist the
right to make rules about
maintaining and removing
trees in the city at his/her
own liberty, and he also felt
the city arborist should have
experience or training in public relations.
He also wanted to omit the
entire section about enforcement of the ordinance that
stated “any person, firm or
corporation in violation of
compliance with any of the
provisions of this ordinance
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor” and be fined a sum
no less than $100 nor more
than $1,000.
“That goes on your
record,” Nelson said. He felt
that was a harsh penalty and
suggested finding a different
way, “something with a different bite to enforce this tree
ordinance if we go forward.”
Venier and Mayor Bruce
Bebo reiterated that the
penalties are meant for those
“deliberately damaging trees
on public property.”
Nelson also questioned the
permit process and felt it unnecessary for residents to obtain permits to fertilize and/or
prune trees on their properties
24 Brownton
seniors met
on Monday
Twenty-four Brownton
senior citizens met Monday,
July 21, at the community
Cards were played with the
following winners: 500, Theola Fors, first, and Eunice
Schuette, second; pinochle,
Betty Katzenmeyer, first, and
Bernetta Alsleben, second;
and sheephead, Lil Lindeman, first, and Elmer Maass,
Della Schultz won the door
prize. Audrey Tongen served
The next meeting will be
Monday, July 28, at 1 p.m.
All area seniors are welcome.
New Auburn
VFW Post 7266
pays for July 4
Submitted photo
Stewart class of 1959
The Stewart High School class of 1959 reunited for its 55-year reunion July 12 at
Oakdale Country Club near Buffalo Lake.
The class consisted of 41 students, eight
of whom are deceased. Fifteen classmates attended the reunion. They included, front row, from left, Val (Roepke)
Uecker, DeLoris (Schulz) Boehlert, Mar-
jorie (Hahn) Klabunde and Marjorie (Eitel)
Streich; middle row, Janice (Zieman)
Klabunde, Connie (Black) Woeffel, Audrey (Schwartz) Borchert, Kathy (Pfaff)
Schroeder, Carolyn (Martin) Kasal and
Elsie (Bethke) Johnson; and, back,
Richard Navara, Patrick Maiers, Lowell
Lewin, Dennis Lenz and Rolland Ebent.
The New Auburn VFW
Post 7266 July 9 meeting
was called to order by Senior
Vice Commander Willard
The Post’s donation was to
Precocious Pyrotechnics Inc.
for $5,000 for the Fourth of
July fireworks.
The next meeting of Post
7266 will be at 7 p.m.,
Wednesday, Aug. 13.
adjacent to public right-ofways.
Bebo asked Venier what
stipulates a permit, and Venier said the city does not
“plan on having a big
process. It could be as easy as
asking a question about the
task at hand.”
Venier said it does not always have to be a written
agreement; it could be as
simple as a discussion or conversation with the city arborist.
Bebo said to ease Nelson’s
concerns, there should be
more of a separation between
private and public property
rights regarding the tree population.
“There’s some gray area,”
Bebo said.
“Seems like a lot of gray
area to me. I just wanted you
all to know my side of it,”
Nelson said.
He added: “I’m not saying
I’m against the ordinance.
I’m not saying that at all.
There just needs to be a better
line drawn between what the
city will do (and what’s expected of the residents).”
Councilor Nolan Johnson
asked if an arborist could
look at the tree ordinance.
Bebo said, “That’s who wrote
“We’re not going to go out
and hammer people. The purpose of this ordinance is to
reconize the city forest as an
asset to the community. It’s a
tool to help manage it,” Venier said.
Nelson said he would approve the ordinance if Council agreed to omit the section
about enforcement and penalties.
“I don’t know where we’d
cover them (penalties),” Bebo
Councilor Pat Fogarty also
disagreed with Nelson and
said “there has to be some
sort of penalty. Otherwise
there would be no consequences.”
Nelson said there are already consequences for
things like long grass and
other blight issues.
“Yeah, but those consequences are listed in other ordinances,” Fogarty said.
“Damage to public trees.
There should be some bite,”
Johnson said.
Nelson was concerned with
homeowners being cited for
pruning trees or unintentionally fertilizing trees in the
public right-of-ways, and Venier compared the enforcement of the ordinance to jaywalking.
He said that “maybe two
tickets” have been issued for
jaywalking in the history of
the city, and that was in the
late 1800s. He said someone
“intentionally damaging
trees” should be penalized.
Fogarty moved to approve
the ordinance with the consequences listed and Johnson
seconded the motion. The
Council approved 3-1 with
Nelson casting the dissenting
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Brownton Co-op Ag Center
Thurs., July 24 — AA Group mtg. next to Post
Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for
Sun., July 27 — McLeod County Historical Society and Museum will host “Minnesota Railroads:
A Photographic History 1940-2012,” 380 School
Road NW, Hutchinson, 2 p.m.
Mon., July 28 — Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30
p.m.; Brownton Senior Citizens Club, Brownton
Community Center, 1 p.m.; Brownton Rod & Gun
Club, 7 p.m.
Tues., July 29 — Narcotics Anonymous, Brownton Community Center, 7 p.m.
Thurs., July 31 — AA Group mtg. next to Post
Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for
737 Hall St.,
The McLeod County Chronicle, www.glencoenews.com, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, page 7
Silver Lake Area News
Kiddie parade
Music in the
Park fun
Last Thursday, over 325
people enjoyed the music
of Jim’s Brewer’s (above)
at Silver Lake’s Music in
the Park. From left to right
are Mike Wendolek, Jim
Wendolek, Jerome Kadlec
and Gus Makovsky. To the
left, Dorothy Hlavka and
Irene Nemec head to their
chairs to enjoy the
evening. The fifth night of
the six-week series is tomorrow, Thursday, July
24, with food being served
at 6 p.m. and music beginning at 7 p.m. Bring your
lawn chairs for an evening
of fun, food and music.
SL homeowner addresses
his neighbors’ concerns
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
Doug Hughes, owner of the
five huskies and subject of
neighbors’ concerns at the
Silver Lake City Council
meeting on July 7, approached councilors with his
side of the story at Monday’s
“I don’t know where to
begin, but after I read the article (printed in the July 9
edition of The McLeod
County Chronicle), I found it
highly emotional,” Hughes
The article discussed issues
with Hughes’ five huskies,
recent construction in his
front yard and the image of
his property looking like an
“implement (dealer).”
Hughes said before he
moved to Silver Lake in December 2013, he sought approval from the city and Police Chief Forrest Henriksen
to be able to live in town with
his five huskies.
Before moving to Silver
Lake, Hughes lived in Litchfield for 15 years and, a few
years ago, he lost his 16-yearold son in a car accident on
his way to Boy Scouts camp.
“I got the dogs to help with
the grief, and they’ve become
my family. I can’t just get rid
of them,” Hughes said.
“So I called Kerry (Venier),
who told me to contact the
chief. He talked with me
about my dogs and said that I
have to keep them under control and make sure they don’t
bark, etc. If there were any
problems, he said I’d be notified,” Hughes said.
He said the variance to
have five dogs was for up to
one year, at which time Henriksen would review it.
Hughes commented on ac-
cusations made in the article
about the “health and safety”
of his dogs and said the 250
pounds of waste was “an embellishment.”
Hughes said that was a
one-time event after the snow
melted, and he could clean up
all of the dogs’ waste in the
back yard.
“I told that to Jeff (Muenchow) in passing and in the
article, it was blown up as
some kind of health issue,”
Hughes said.
He expressed the fact he always cleans up after his dogs,
and will continue to do so.
Hughes also addressed
Muenchow’s issue with his
recent concrete project in his
front yard.
“(Jeff) said it makes the
‘city go to hell,’ but I got permission from the city to do
that project,” Hughes said.
He showed “before and
after” pictures of his project
and commented on the improvements he made to his
“And as far as the dogs
using it (the concrete holding
area), I will clean it up immediately. It won’t be an issue at
all,” Hughes said.
Mayor Bruce Bebo questioned where the waste would
go, and Hughes said he created a buffer area to wash the
waste into.
Hughes then addressed
Muenchow’s concerns about
his yard looking like an “implement,” and commented on
the small RV (recreational
vehicle) parked outside of
Muenchow’s house.
Muenchow said the motor
home Hughes mentioned is a
motorcycle camper that was
airing out before a camping
trip, and is usually kept in his
Hughes showed councilors
pictures of other properties in
the city with blight issues and
parking issues and said, “My
place looks organized compared to these.
“But my neighbors raised
the standards. Only two people I’ve heard having problems: Jeff and the neighbors
to the north,” Hughes said.
He said he wants to work
with them and tries to be at
“peace with everybody.”
“I’m a retired deputy sheriff, and I had to work with
people ... My place works for
me. It’s not as neat as others,
but I try to obey the laws as
best I can. But I can’t please
everybody,” Hughes said.
Bebo said everything is “in
the eye of the beholder, but if
I were your neighbors to the
north and had to look at that
(the dog waste), I’d be a little
upset, too.”
Hughes said that was a
one-time scenario after the
snow melted from the winter.
“I understand that. I don’t
like it anymore than anybody
else. I like a clean place,
too,” he said.
Muenchow said he was not
trying to get the laws
changed for one person. “I
was trying to get the loopholes closed. Unfortunately,
all government is based on
loopholes, but I thought we
could change things at a local
level. I wanted to get the
loopholes closed and clarified,” Muenchow said.
Muenchow asked if Hughes was still planning on keeping a kennel in his front yard.
Hughes said, “Yes, it’s a
holding area for my dogs. I
follow the ordinance. I use
my property the way I want,
and you use your property the
way you want.”
Lions 5th-, 6th-grade football
registration begins Aug. 4
Registration for Silver
Lake Lions fifth- and sixthgrade football season begins
Monday, Aug. 4, at the
Hutchinson Recreation Center. Hours are Monday
through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4
The team will play in the
lightweight or heavyweight
When players are registering, indicate they are a Silver
Lake Lions player.
Players are responsible for
$25 of the $50 registration
fee. The Silver Lake Lions
will be sponsoring $25 for
each player.
Equipment pickup (helmets
and pads) will be Thursday,
Aug. 21, at 7 p.m., at the
Hutchinson Recreation Center. Players are to provide
their own football pants and
shoes (tennis or soccer
Coaches are Gary Kosek
and Brian Mikolichek. A
coaches meeting will be on
Thursday, Aug. 21, at 8 p.m.,
at the recreation center.
More information will follow at a later date.
Lions representatives are
Dan Tschimperle and Sandy
SL seniors
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The 45th annual Pola-Czesky Days celebration in Silver Lake begins next week on Friday, Aug. 1, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 3. The celebration includes toilet bowl races, three days of live music, a kiddie parade,
pedal pull, tractor pull, flea market, a polka Mass and the
grand parade and coronation on Sunday. As always, the
weekend includes a variety of food and beverages. Look
for a full schedule in next week’s issue of The Chronicle.
Music in the Park continues
The Silver Lake Music in the Park series continues
Thursday, July 24, at Legion Park. Food is served at 6
p.m. with music by Cindy’s Concertina Band to follow at
7 p.m. Lunch will be served by the Faith Presbyterian
Church Mariner’s Club and includes hot turkey sandwiches, chips, pickle, dessert and beverage. Next Thursday, July 31, is the final evening of the six-week series,
and music will be provided by Silver Nickel Band with
lunch served by the Church of the Holy Family CCW.
Bring your lawn chairs for an evening of food and music.
Prizes awarded throughout the evening.
Motorcycle Sunday July 27
Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver
Lake invite all area motorcycle enthusiasts to the annual
Bikers’ Sunday Service scheduled for Sunday, July 27,
beginning at 9:30 a.m. Dress is casual, and those who attend are encouraged to wear their favorite biker clothes.
Weather permitting, after the service there will be a short
ride followed by an all church potluck. The public is invited to attend. The church is located in Silver Lake at
300 Cleveland St., next to the city water tower. Visit
www.silverlakechurch.org for more information.
Pola-Czesky meeting Monday
The Silver Lake senior citizens club met on Monday,
July 14 at 1 p.m. at the Silver
Lake Auditorium.
President Margaret Benz
called the meeting to order
followed by the Pledge to the
flag. There were 35 members
July birthdays were Alice
Carol Totusek and Margaret
Benz. July anniversary was
Clarence and Ann Juncewski,
56 years.
The next cards event at
Cedar Crest is Wednesday,
July 23 at 1:30 p.m.
Lunch committee for the
Aug. 11 meeting includes
Bernie and Laura Kaczmarek
and Doris Wraspir.
31 winners: Ann Juncewski and Mercedes Nowak.
Wraspir, Hubert Schermann,
Clarence Juncewski, Dodie
Chalupsky, Don Benz, Mary
Jaskowiak, Delores Goede,
Dallas Ehrke, Margaret Benz
and Milton Totusek.
The Pola-Czesky committee will hold its regular meeting on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium. All organizations are asked to have a representative present for the meeting.
Pola-Czesky tent set-up slated
The annual “big tent set-up” for Pola-Czesky Days is
set for Wednesday, July 30, at 5 p.m., in the auditorium
parking lot. Anyone interested in helping set up the big
yellow tent for the celebration is welcome.
Roundtable discussion Aug. 3
A Polish, Czech, Silver Lake heritage “fun discussion”
is set for Sunday, Aug. 3, during Pola-Czesky Days after
the parade and will be held in the back room of the Silver
Lake American Legion beginning at 3 p.m. Everyone is
invited to attend the event. Bring an old item to “show
and tell” or just come to tell things you remember about
Silver Lake, your relation, your travels to the homeland
or the “old days.” The event includes two couples
dressed in ethnic costumes who will perform a few
dances. Drinks can be purchased at the Legion. For any
questions, call Ron at 320-864-3668.
Citywide garage sales set
The Silver Lake citywide garage sales are set for
Thursday, Aug. 21, through Saturday, Aug. 23. See future
issues of The Chronicle for more details.
Pola-Czesky parade
units still being sought
The Pola-Czesky committee is still seeking parade participants for the Pola-Czesky
parade set Sunday, Aug, 3.
There is a $15 participation
In Loving
Memory of
Dale Ardolf
who passed away
July 23, 1950
When days are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong.
We seem to hear you whisper,
Cheer up and carry on.
Each time we see your picture,
You seem to smile and say
Don’t cry - I’m in God’s keeping,
We’ll meet again some day.
Larry & JoAnn
Kay & Gary
and families
Pola-Czesky Days next week
fee. If interested in entering,
contact Kari Kaczmarek at
320-327-3005 or Keri Mills
at 320-223-4085.
Craft Fair/Flea Market
Displayers and Customers on
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 2 & 3
Silver Lake Main Park
during Pola-Czesky Days.
If interested, call Duane at 320-327-3178
Chronicle photos
by Alyssa Schauer
The GFWC Silver Lake
Women’s Club will again be
sponsoring the annual kiddie
parade during Pola-Czesky
Days on Saturday, Aug. 2, at
10 a.m.
Entrants are to come to the
front of the Silver Lake Auditorium to register between
9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Preregistration is not required,
but it is helpful and pre-registration forms for the parade
can be found at First Community Bank in Silver Lake.
Categories for the parade
remain the same as last year:
“Movie/TV,” “Original,” and
First and second prizes will
be awarded for each category. Each child who enters
will receive a goodie bag and
beverage at the end of the parade.
In case of rain, the parade
will be held under the big
yellow tent at 10 a.m.
For any questions, please
call 320-327-2783 or 320327-2249.
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By Alyssa Schauer
ly for his “assistance” and
sped away, eager to get on
the road to see my cousin.
I made it to the Glencoe
hospital when I remembered
to grab my phone for directions to Tina’s place in
Hanover and to call her to notify her that I’d be a little late.
I didn’t see my phone in
the console and I couldn’t
find it when digging onehanded through my purse in
the front seat, so I pulled
over, dumped out my purse,
searched under my seat, felt
along the tight crevices between the console and passenger seat to find nothing.
A wave of panic washed
over me as I remembered
holding it while fixing my
battery and I thought I left it
either under the hood or on
the roof of the Jeep.
I cursed Josh in my head
for distracting me and making me forget my phone and I
imagined it probably fell off
my Jeep and into the road.
So I sped back to the office
to check the alley for any
sign of my already cracked
I kicked through the grass
and along the side of the
building and found nothing. I
opened the hood to see if I
had set it on top of the engine, but there was no sign of
I looked in the roadway
and in the alley, but nothing.
Nothing, nothing, nothing.
Defeated, I headed back
into the office to print off directions to Hanover from the
web and accepted the fact I
had lost it.
I wanted to cry, thinking
not only about the cost to get
a new phone, but the realization that I lost all of my pictures from my trip to Teddy
Roosevelt National Park in
North Dakota or from the
front row at the Trampled by
Turtles concert with my best
friend Sarah.
Pictures from my hiking
and snowshoeing adventures
in Ely and my first NFL football game with Mom and Dad
at Green Bay against the
Cleveland Browns and the
obscene amount of pictures
of our family dog, Roy.
I headed back to the Jeep
and popped the hood for one
last look when I spotted my
phone sitting neatly on top of
my one good fog light in
front of my grille.
I grabbed it excitedly and
ran into work to tell the production girls about my insane
How had I managed to
drive all the way from the office on 10th Street to the hospital on 18th Street and back
again without it sliding off?
Luck. Pure luck.
My friend Sarah believes I
have a special sort of luck
and refers to instances like
these as “Al luck,” where it
wouldn’t happen to anybody
else, but I’m just that lucky.
Like when we go shoe
shopping and I find the last
cute pair in my size and on
clearance or the time I picked
out a really cute swimsuit and
was ready to pay full price,
but the register scanned it at
75 percent off during checkout.
And then there’s that time
three years ago I told Sarah
it’d be so cool to live in the
apartment above the newspaper office in Silver Lake so I
could walk to work and three
months later, the tenant
moved out.
Al luck.
For my birthday, my grandma got me a pair of pliers, so
I won’t have to rely on the
sports editor for help again.
And it’s a start towards the
tool box for the Jeep. It’ll
look nice next to the TV.
Tracing Roots
By Ron Pulkrabek
The southern Bohemian cottage
Editor’s note: This is
from the Pulkrabeks’ 1993
visit to Czechoslovakia.
Through thick and thin,
through good times and bad
times, through the Communist era, through the freedom
era, somehow Jana and Jirka
managed to hang on to a
southern Bohemian vacation
cottage located about 75
miles south of Prague near
Blatna at Sedlice (pronounced said-leets-a).
They purchased this picture-perfect Bohemian cottage about 30 years ago on
“shoe-string” wages. During
the Communist era the Communists didn’t seem interested in it as it did not generate
En route we stopped at the
cemetery in Humpolec where
Jana’s grandfather, Jan,
(John) is buried. It is a huge,
crowded cemetery; most
gravestones are beautiful with
monstrous highly polished
marble and granite; many are
six feet wide and six feet
As a child, in Nazi times,
(1939-1945), Jana would
spend her summers here in
Humpolec with her grandmother to get away from the
Nazi influence in Prague.
Erected in the town square
is a life-sized statue of
Czechoslovakia’s first President, Jan Masaryk, who
served from 1918 to 1935. He
was a great, great man; comparable to our George Washington.
The statue was taken down
and hidden in 1940 when the
Nazis came; put back up in
1945 when the Nazis left;
taken back down and hidden
in 1946 when the Communists took over; put back up
in 1968 when the Czechs
thought they may get their
freedom from Russia; taken
back down three months later
and hidden for the next 23
years, until 1990 when the
Communist party crumbled.
Their cottage is on the last
of a downstream series of
seven man-made lakes. This
was done a couple of hundred
years ago. A cooperative now
raises fish in them. Fishing is
An old well-kept, rather
large, water-wheeled mill
stands idle in a park-like setting.
The two-story cottage overlooks the lake with old
awning-type windows upstairs and downstairs, which
swing out fully to let in the
breeze and scenery. It is neat
and clean. It was once on a
post card advertising the area.
(We have a copy).
It is so quiet here! Jana and
Jirka and their children spent
many weekends here just relaxing, unwinding and getting
away from the Communist
influences in Prague. In fact,
Jirka’s parents lived here for
two years due to the housing
and economic crunch in
It has a small kitchen and
living room, a toilet stool
room, and three bedrooms
upstairs. Two of the bedrooms are under the eaves
and only five feet wide, but
have served the purpose.
In one corner is a pedal
Singer sewing machine which
Jana still uses. Jirka did much
of the improvement on the
cottage himself, including
adding a more efficient cook
stove, building a better stairway, a mini smokehouse and
digging a 20-foot deep well.
The cottage outside walls are
constructed of solid pine timbers, about four inches square
with an interlocking tongueand-groove-design, stacked
one on top of another, then
covered with some sort of asbestos shingle siding.
They have a garden and
fruit trees which produces
very well. I asked how to say
radishes in Czech. I just
could not roll my R’s enough
times to get the word out. It
might be rrrrock-a-vec-a, but
then again that may mean
They have two (made-inChina) mountain bikes for
riding around the lakes and
trails though the woods. Jana
and Jirka never fail to amaze
us with biking, swimming,
obtaining an education, skiing, traveling, dancing, concerts, active demonstrations
and political meetings, all on
a shoe-string budget.
One night our tour group of
35 stayed in the nearby town
of Blatna. Our evening included a delicious meal in the
tavern/eating room, included
pivo (beer) and entertainment.
Two very pretty, teenage
Czech girls, neatly dressed in
ethnic Czech attire, played a
bagpipe-type instrument. It
was operated by squeezing a
goat skin bellows back and
forth under their arm forcing
air up through a large, highly
carved, flute-like tube, with
note key-holes covered and
uncovered with eight fingers.
Unlike an Irish bag pipe, the
girls could sing at the same
time; and did they ever sing!
Absolutely lovely Czech
songs! It was fantastic! They
are part of a larger group
from this area.
Another young man, age
20, or so, played the accordion. It was the largest accordion I ever saw. It must have
been 30 inches high with 150
keys on it. His finger literally
flew up and down the keyboard.
He was a well-known accordion player and won many
contests. It is lucky we have
home videos to watch and listen to on a yearly basis.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
Councilor Carol Roquette
submitted her resignation
from the Silver Lake City
Council, and councilors discussed options to fill her seat
until elections.
Roquette was absent at the
meeting due to her working
schedule, but she submitted
an explanation and letter of
resignation to councilors to
state her reasons.
In her letter, Roquette said
she tried to arrange her work
schedule with Council meetings to “accommodate both
priorities,” but has had “little
to no success.
“My employment conditions continue to worsen
rather than improve like I had
hoped and anticipated. Therefore, with a heavy heart and
sadness, I see no option but
to ask that my position be
filled,” Roquette stated.
In her letter, she agreed to
attend meetings as her schedule allows until a replacement
can be found.
Roquette’s four-year term
does not expire until 2016,
but City Clerk Kerry Venier
said, unfortunately, the deadline passed to submit open
seats for the November election.
Councilors talked about appointing someone to finish
her term, and Venier said he
would find out if he can submit Roquette’s open seat on
November’s ballot.
In other matters, the Council:
• Discussed mosquito con-
Carol Roquette
trol options and received a
bid from Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management,
Inc., for six weekly community-wide truck treatments up
to eight miles of streets at
$350 per treatment, for a total
cost of $2,100 a year.
Venier said the costs could
be funded by adding $1 to
every city resident’s water
The City Council suggested hiring the company for
2015, but to contract it for
Pola-Czesky Days if costs
come in at $350 for the onetime treatment.
• Set a public hearing for
Monday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m.,
to discuss the petition to vacate the alley running eastwest between Oliver Avenue
and Nimms Avenue and Center Street and Frank Street.
• Reviewed the liquor store
Former Silver Lake royalty
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All former Silver Lake
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Aug. 3, at 3 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Former royalty are also invited for the queens’ lunch-
eon at 10 a.m. that morning at
no cost, and they are welcome to ride on the float in
the parade at 1 p.m.
Please wear crown and
sash. For any questions and
for tickets, contact Joan Paulson at 320-327-2800.
report and found the month
of June had a net profit of
11.59 percent, up from -11.67
percent in June 2013.
Councilor Nolan Johnson,
liaison to the liquor store,
noted that last year’s expenses included auditor fees.
The year-to-date reports
showed a net profit of 12.34
percent, up from 5.37 percent
last year.
• Hired Nicholle Winfrey
and Julia Davis as part-time
bartenders, pending drug
• Approved the annual review for Gloria Lundberg,
auditorium cleaner, with back
• Hired Jordan Kaczmarek,
Cameron Chap, Noah Thomsen, Tyler Ehrke, Shane
Ehrke, Andrea Nelson and
Carissa Bull as lifeguards.
• Heard there have been
five vehicle thefts in the area
this summer. Police Chief
Forrest Henriksen continues
to urge residents to lock their
vehicles and take all valuables out of their cars.
“The stolen vehicles were
crimes of opportunity. The
cars had their keys left in
them,” Henriksen said.
He said they have been recovered, but some valuables
were stolen.
• Acknowledged another
$1,000 donation from the
Sportsmen’s Club towards
auditorium improvements
and a $500 donation from
Sam Shimanski, which brings
the total donations to
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I just might be the luckiest
person in the world.
Only hours after finishing
last week’s column about the
reliable ol’ Jeep, I headed out
to the parking lot after the
end of a long work day to
find my Jeep didn’t start.
I tilted my head back in
frustration and let out a big
sigh before panic set in. I was
supposed to meet my cousin
Tina in Hanover for dinner at
6 p.m. and was already running late.
But thankfully, this happened before, and I quickly
remembered the problem
could be that my battery
cable is loose and easy to fix.
So I popped the hood, and
pressed the battery wire cable
into the terminal to find my
hood light turn brightly on
and that indeed, it was just a
matter of reconnecting the
Fortunately (or unfortunately), our sports editor,
Josh, was headed home
around the same time, and
happened to have a pliers I
could use to reconnect the
cable and tighten the battery
I say “unfortunately” because his assistance came
with a cost: relentless smack
talk about the unreliability of
the Jeep and the irony that
even he had a pliers in his
“reliable” Honda CRV and
how it’s so funny that out of
everything I carry around in
my vehicle (an old TV, a set
of golf clubs, a life jacket,
two sleeping bags), I don’t
have any tools in the “piece
of crap Jeep” that has a notorious record for breaking
This back talk is nothing
new for us; we’re usually
mouthing off to each other on
a daily basis, but my tolerance Tuesday afternoon was
abnormally low after finding
out the Jeep was acting up
I gritted my teeth and focused on tightening the terminal while he paced around the
parking lot spewing sass and
I looked at him disapprovingly and thanked him quick-
‘Al luck’ strikes once again
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County Chronicle
The McLeod County Chronicle, www.glencoenews.com, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, page 9
Son born to Nowak, Catlin
Alexandra Nowak and Yancey Catlin of New Germany
announce the birth of their son, Austin Clarence Catlin,
on July 8, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Austin weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches
long. His siblings are Collyn Catlin, Carter Ruggiero and
Talon Catlin. Grandparents are Gerald Nowak of Glencoe, Linda Nowak of Lester Prairie, Magdelana Moss of
Prescott, Wis., and Gregory Catlin of Bovey.
Unseth among graduates
Submitted photo
Glencoe High School class of 1951
The 1951 graduating class of Glencoe High School held
its 63-year reunion recently. Class members attending included, in the first two rows, from left, Arlene (Bartels)
Pinske, Marion (Litzau) Eggersgluess, Mabel (Dammann)
Stradtmann, Verna (Kaufmann) Kunkel, Doris (Hanson)
Emich, Angie (Paul) Rannow, Geraldine (Gildea) Weber,
Faith (Bergmann) Hoiseth, Marlys (Hahn) Koch, Marlys
(Dammann) Jungclaus and Lucille (Lustman) Ponath.
Standing in the back are Ken Albrecht, Gordon Beneke,
Lester Milbrand, Dale Grenke, Dan Osmek, Paul Popelka,
Leroy Hahn, Lester Ranzau, Don Gruenhagen and
Charles Ponath.
Albert Fred Droege, 99, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Albert
Fred Droege, 99, of Glencoe
and formerly of Plato, were
held Wednesday, July 16, at
St. John’s Lutheran Church in
Plato. The
Rev. Donald
Andrix officiated.
M r .
Droege died
United Hospital in St.
The or- Droege
ganist was
Cheryl Andrix, and special
music by Don Moen was
“When It’s All Been Said and
hymns were “What a Friend
We Have in Jesus,” “Borning
Cry” and “Abide With Me.”
Pallbearers were Mark
Johnson, Delford Olson,
David Pinske, John Royal,
Robert Royal and Mark
Wilkens. Interment was in the
church cemetery.
Mr. Droege was born July
30, 1914, in Plato, to Ernst
and Dorothea (Mehlhop)
Droege. He was baptized as
an infant on Aug. 9, 1914,
and confirmed in his faith as a
youth on April 1, 1928, both
by the Rev. H.J. Bouman at
Emanuel Lutheran Church in
He first attended District 23
country school and later
Emanuel Lutheran Church
Parochial School in Hamburg.
On Sept. 25, 1938, Mr.
Droege was united in mar-
riage to Evangeline Wolff by
the Rev. J. Bunge at the parsonage of St. Paul’s United
Church of Christ in Plato.
Their first home was above
the old Hamburg Hall in
Hamburg, then they rented a
farm house, and moved to
Plato in 1940. In 2008, Mr.
Droege moved to Millie
Beneke Manor in Glencoe,
and in July 2009, he moved to
Glencoe Regional Health
Services long-term care.
The Droeges shared almost
66 years of marriage together.
In the early years, Mr.
Droege helped various farmers, and then worked in the
garage for his uncle in Plato
(until a fire), and then in
In 1940, he began working
for Plato Oil Company, which
he later purchased in 1948.
Mr. Droege loved delivering
bulk oil and gas, retiring in
1980. His customers became
his friends.
He was an active member
of St. John’s Lutheran Church
in Plato, where he sang in the
church choir for over 40
years, was a member of the
Men’s Club, and shared his
time and talents on many occasions.
Mr. Droege was proud to
call Plato his home and
served the community in
many capacities, which included being a member of the
Plato Fire Department, serving for a time as the assistant
fire chief.
He was a generous man.
Spending time with and mentoring children brought him
great joy. Handing out chewing gum and making whistles
out of willow branches was
quite common. He loved
music and playing his guitar
for others, and he would visit
with anyone and everyone.
Mr. Droege enjoyed playing cards and horseshoes,
deer hunting, fishing, bowling, putting together jigsaw
puzzles, bingo and taking
walks, especially along the
railroad tracks or in the
woods. He truly valued the
time spent with his friends
and family.
Survivors include his son,
Richard “Dick” (Carolyn)
Droege of Houston, Texas;
daughter, Suzanne “Sue”
(David) Hansen of Prior
Lake; grandchildren, John
Royal of Houston, Texas,
Robert (Jamie) Royal of
Kyle, Texas, and Christopher
(Jodi) Exsted of Savage;
great-grandchildren, Zachary
Royal, Hannah Royal, Rachel
Royal, Alexander Exsted, Isabelle Exsted and Maxwell
Exsted; brother, John (Betty)
Droege of Plato; nieces,
nephews, other relatives and
many friends.
Preceding him in death
were his parents, Ernst and
Dorothea Droege; wife, Evangeline Droege; brother, Otto
Droege; and sisters, Bertha
Tiefel, Alice Cunningham and
Dorothy Schwartz.
Arrangements were by the
Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel
of Norwood Young America.
Online obituaries and guest
book are available at
Yesenia Liestman, 43, of Brownton
Yesenia Marie Cheramie
Liestman, 43, of Brownton,
entered eternal rest Tuesday,
June 24, 2014, at Methodist
Hospital in
St. Louis
Park after a
battle with
A visitation and funeral were Yesenia
in Liestman
Brownsville, Texas, where
she was born and raised.
Yesenia Cheramie and Josh
Liestman were united in marriage on Sept. 18, 2004. They
made their home in Brownton.
Mrs. Liestman loved deco-
rating, doing crafts, cooking,
and fishing and hunting with
her husband.
She enjoyed time spent
with family and friends, especially at the holidays. The
light of her life was her
grandchildren, Gabriela
“Gabby” and Mason.
She had a strong belief and
faith in God, and Sundays
were spent in church praising
and glorifying God.
Survivors include her husband, Josh Liestman; children, Henry, Charmaine and
Gage Villalon; stepchildren,
Calvin and Johnny Liestman;
four sisters, Patty Hurley,
Vilma Clough, Thalia Nelson
and Ledie Cheramie; five
brothers, Frank Vela, Mark
Cheramie, Russel Cheramie,
Orthmann Cheramie and
Ruddy Brunet; parents, Russel Cheramie and Marie
Juanita Vela; grandmother,
Natalia Solis; granddaughter,
Gabriela Villalon; grandson,
Mason Villalon; mother-inlaw and father-in-law, Sheila
and Darcy Husted; grandparents-in-law, Ralph and Judy
Bulau, Viola Rannow, Dona
Bulau and Bob and Kathy
Villnow; sisters-in-law, Ashley Liestman, Brianna Giese
and Mikayla Husted; many
aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, friends and her
church family.
Preceding her in death was
her grandfather, Julio Solis.
Gladys Lehmberg, 90, of Owatonna
Funeral services for Gladys
M. Lehmberg, 90, of Owatonna, were
held Friday,
July 18, at
Our Savi o r ’ s
Church in
M r s .
d i e d
Wednesday, Gladys M.
16, Lehmberg
Koda Living Community.
Born to Charles and
Martha (Steinborn) Scharmer
in New Auburn on Dec. 13,
1923, she married Henry
Lehmberg in 1943. The Lembergs had six children.
Later, she enjoyed traveling with her husband, but
most of all, she loved her
grandchildren and day care
kids. Mrs. Lehmberg was
known for having wonderful
cinnamon rolls and for baking Christmas cookies with
the grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Marlene Arndt of Owatonna, Larry (Karen) Lehmberg of West Concord, Bon-
nie (Timothy) Johnson of
Owatonna, Randy (Kim)
Lehmberg of Grand Rapids,
Donna (LaVern) Wobscall of
Owatonna and Ron (Roni)
Lehmberg of Story City,
Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and
23 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death
were her husband, two brothers and two sisters.
The Brick-Meger Funeral
Home of Owatonna handled
arrangements. To leave a condolence, visit www.brick
Glencoe Jr.
Pioneers to
meet July 29
By Josh Kuehn
4-H Reporter
The monthly meeting of
the Glencoe Jr. Pioneers 4-H
Club was held on Monday,
July 14, at the Doug Dahlke
family farm. A supper of hot
dogs and bars was served before the meeting.
During the meeting, Tyler
Donnay talked about the National 4-H Shooting Sports
competition that he recently
attended. He was also accepted as a state ambassador.
Maddie Kuehn talked
about her trip to Washington,
D.C., with 4-Hers from
across the United States.
Several members gave reports on various day camps
they had attended.
Following the meeting,
members showed one of the
projects they will be bringing
to the county fair. Members
brought quilts, canning, food
projects, posters, furniture,
and even cattle.
To end the night, the club
members made s’mores over
the bonfire.
The next meeting will be
on Tuesday, July 29, at 6
p.m., at Oscar Olson Park,
and members will be playing
is honored
The July 9 meeting of the
New Auburn VFW Auxiliary
to Post 5266 was called to
order by President Phyllis
The club received citations
for the following:
• Participation in youth activities, a citation of merit.
• Health and happiness
special award for exceeding
the quota for the VFW National Home for Children in
• Good job award from
Janet Rowe, Cancer Aid and
Research chairman, for supporting the programs and
goals of the Auxiliary.
• Americanism program,
citation of excellence, from
Goldie Bosard, program
chairwoman, and Barb
Meyer, 2nd District president.
Donations also were given
to the Veterans and Family
Services, $50; Operation Uplink, $50; and Health and
Happiness, $10.
The POW-MIA candle was
lit, and a moment of silence
The next Auxiliary meeting will be Wednesday, Aug.
13, at 7 p.m.
Miriam Unseth of Lester Prairie was among the May
graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She
received her degree in biology from the College of Arts
and Sciences. Other area graduates include Joseph Meier,
geography degree, and Zachary Swenson, business management degree, both of Hutchinson, and Taylor
Williams of Winsted, a nursing degree.
Daughter for Lopez family
Bailey Lopez and Silvestre Lopez Galaviz of Glencoe
announce the birth of their daughter, Lexi Jo Lopez, on
July 7, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Lexi
weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long.
Her older sister is Kaia Esperanza Lopez.
Shorey, Krippner note birth
Kristina Shorey and Beau Krippner of Buffalo Lake
announce the birth of their son, Dallas Dean Krippner, on
July 10, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Dallas weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches in length. His
big sister is Braylynn Mae Wolf, 2. Grandparents are
Dean and Michele Krippner of Silver Lake, George and
Sheila Krienke of Hutchinson, Lynn Miller and Michael
Wright of Willow River and Richard and Kristine Shorey.
Johnson, Larson birth noted
Amanda Johnson and Nicholas Larson of Brownton
are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia
May Larson, on June 27, 2014, at Hutchinson Health.
Olivia weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches
long. Grandparents are Terry and Donna Johnson of
Brownton, Mark and Debra Larson of Glencoe and Lisa
Tschimperle of Hutchinson.
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County senior royalty
The McLeod County Senior Citizens elected a king
and queen for the day at its annual summer picnic
potluck at the Brownton Community Center on July
16. Elected king for the day was Jerome Ewert, 94, of
the Buffalo Lake Day Care. Elected queen was Marie
Dols, 99, of the Shade Tree Retirement Center in
Brownton. Both belong to the Brownton Seniors
Club. Clubs attending the county picnic were from
Brownton, Silver Lake, Lester Prairie and Glencoe.
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Carolina started cooking at
7 years old, and she always
looked for recipes to try new
foods. When she married
Adan, she spent time trying
to perfect an authentic Mexican cake.
“He (Adan) ate a lot of
burnt cakes. The kids, too,”
Carolina laughed.
She said it took her 10
years to not burn a cake, and
attributes her success to Adan
for his continuous support.
Adan and Carolina have
been married for 34 years,
and Carolina said they compliment each other very well.
“If I’m making tamales,
he’s cleaning the corn husks
so they’re ready to use,” she
The Ramirez family moved
to Glencoe from Puebla,
Mexico, in 1998, and the
food Carolina cooks includes
dishes and specialties native
to that Mexican city, such as
la tinga de pollo, or shredded
chicken stewed in a tomato
base, somewhat spicy sauce.
Victor said another dish native to Puebla is tacos arabes,
which are traditional tacos
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Music in Park
The second in a series of
Music in the Park performances, sponsored by the
Glencoe Lions Club, was
held at Oak Leaf Park July 16.
Performing was the George
Palma Concertina Band. In
the foreground is Nancy
Buckentin on keyboard,
George Palma on concertina
is in the middle and Marv
Bulau, also playing the concertina, in the background.
On the tuba was Gus
Makovsky and on drums was
Gail Schuch. Tonight, July 23,
Jim and Mike Wendolek will
provide the music beginning
at 6:30 p.m. The Glencoe
Lions Club will begin serving
the meal at 6 p.m.
1 in 3
“but there’s a lot more money
He also cautioned that there
are costs with maintaining
ditches. “They are less costly
to build, but more expensive
to maintain.”
It was noted that existing
ditches often are not maintained regularly, and when
problems arise, it becomes
more expensive after years of
Wilson also said the flooding impacts the school district
and school property, too.
Council member Gary
Ziemer said with so much
water coming from outside
the city limits, “it is not only
our problem, but we’re bearing the brunt of it.”
The worst thing to do is
wait too long,” Rodeberg
Larson said the city was
waiting for some kind of document, like this study, before
meeting with the county.
Perschau added that the solution also needs to include
two townships, Buffalo Creek
Watershed District, the county
and the city.
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Namara) the authority to plan
for that,” said Junge. Adding
it to the plans will give the
County Board a more definite
cost estimate for the work,
Junge added.
The proposed project also
includes expanding the court
administration lobby area to
provide space for a new sheriff’s lobby, with additional
Chronicle photo by Josh Randt
Certificate of appreciation
Glencoe Mayor Randy Wilson, right, presented Rich
Glennie with a certificate of appreciation and a key to the
city Monday night after years of covering the Glencoe
City Council. Glennie is retiring after 23 years as the editor of The McLeod County Chronicle.
Also included will be additional jail bed space, sally
port space for the transfer of
prisoners, pre-booking and
booking areas, a program
space area, the moving of the
jail kitchen and a video visitation area for prisoners. Also
included will be a secure hallway for the transportation of
prisoners to the upstairs
Security options in other
areas of the courthouse include the installation of glass
windows at public counters
for the court administration,
county administration and
planning and zoning areas.
“The glass won’t be bulletresistant,” said McNamara,
but will provide a separation
between the public and employees.
“The goal is to make it
public-service friendly while
at the same time making it
safe for employees,” said McNamara. “This is a very simple, clean, elegant solution
for that, without a lot of expense.”
McNamara said he expects
to bring the schematic design
to the County Board at its
Aug. 19 meeting.
After final plans are ordered, the project will be let
for bids in January or February 2015, with potential construction for spring 2015.
study would replace that earlier design.
“It does replace it,” Rodeberg said. The Morningside
design was just to service
drainage in that area, now it
has been expanded to include
the north central ponds as
well. But Rodeberg said the
new drainage plans also
would clear up some east side
drainage issues.
Asked about the townships’
responsibility with drainage,
Rodeberg said there is an
amount of water the city is
obligated to take from outside
its limits, “but the outside
water is a lot.”
“We want to push hard on
this,”Wilson said of addressing the drainage from the
north. “Residents are frustrated.”
He asked if a diversion
project could be done in phases.
Rodeberg said improvements on the east side of the
high school to the east ditch
could be done first. “There
are ways (to phase it in) if
you can’t afford it.”
It is easier to do the project
all at once, Rodeberg said,
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Judd to provide north-south
traffic between 10th and 11th
County Attorney Mike
Junge said that including a
possible closure of Ives and
reopening of Judd in the
schematic design does not
mean the county will definitely close Ives.
“This just gives him (Mc-
orders and serve the food.
Carolina said the importance of the business being
family-oriented is that it
keeps them together.
She said she came from a
poor family, separated from
poverty, and the food truck
keeps her and Adan and their
three children, Carolina, Dolores and Victor, together,
along with their grandchildren.
Taqueria literally means “a
restaurant specializing in
tacos,” and Del Buen Pastor
means, “Of the Good Pastor,
or God.” Carolina said she
named the restaurant in gratitude towards God. “I am a
God follower. I always thank
God for everything I have,”
she said.
The food truck is open
Mondays through Fridays for
lunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
and Mondays through Saturdays for supper, from 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
Orders may also be placed
via phone by calling 320224-5085.
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City Council Continued from page 1
complete the route to the east
ditch system.
Wilson asked if there are
other sources of funding for
such a project.
Rodeberg said potentially
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds
are available along with Buffalo Creek Watershed and
county funding.
He said the project might
get FEMA funding if the city
can “show it will prevent future damage” from flooding.
City Administrator Mark
Larson said the city and county are working together on
other water hazardous mitigation issues as well.
The next issue is the cost
vs. benefit study, Rodeberg
Asked about FEMA funds,
Rodeberg said that usually
takes a lot longer to get, like
two to five years, because of
the bigger amount of funds
Council member Dan Perschau said the Morningside
Avenue extension project included some drainage improvements on the east side of
Glencoe. He asked if this
served with “carne arabe,” or
meat cooked on a rotating
spit, like that of gyros, and
accompanied with their own
smoky sauce.
Carolina also offers
tostadas, burritos, enchiladas,
gorditas and quesadillas with
your choice of meat, including marinated pork, shredded
beef, grilled steak, spiced
pork, Mexican sausage,
chicken, spicy chicken and
even beef tongue and beef intestines.
Another unique dish to the
mobile restaurant is the torta
— a traditional sandwich prepared with beans, choice of
meat, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and mayonnaise.
Carolina also prepares
homemade tortillas, salsas
and guacamoles to serve with
chips and other meals.
And these dishes are all
cooked and prepared without
recipes. “She doesn’t have
recipes for the food. Nothing
is written down,” Victor said.
The Ramirezes consider
the business a “family business;” their children work
with them in the truck to take
The 2014 Big Hitter Golf Classic
was held on Friday, July 11th at the
Glencoe Country Club.
Ameriprise Financial
Anderson Insurance
AgStar Financial
City of Glencoe
Casey’s General Store
Fashion Interiors
Fleet Supply
First Minnesota Bank
Home Solutions
Gavin, Winters, Thiemann & Long, LTD
Jerry Scharpe, CPA
Glencoe Co-op Association
Co-op Power
Glencoe Regional Health Services
Midwest Machinery
Harpel Brothers
Hite Hardware
North Central Int’l
McLeod Publishing
Priority 1 Realty
Miller Manufacturing
Security Bank & Trust
Professional Insurance Providers
Seneca Foods
Schad, Lindstrand & Schuth, LTD
Wee Friends Preschool
The Builder’s Choice
Glencoe Wine & Spirits
Twin Cities & Western Railroad
Mrs. Pork
Glencoe Country Club
Our Wonderful Event Volunteers
and ALL the Players & Teams
Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce
1107 11th Street East, Glencoe, MN 55336 (320) 864-3650
The 12th Annual
Glencoe Big Hitter
Golf Classic
will be held on
Friday, July 10, 2015
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