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The McLeod County
Glencoe, Minnesota Vol. 116, No. 29
Sprengeler taking nothing for granted
Plato woman overcomes severe injuries after being attacked by cow
Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the Dairy Star publication. By Missy Mussman Dairy Star Staff Writer PLATO — What should have been a normal evening at the Sprengeler household on Dec. 4, 2012, turned into something they thought could only happen to someone else when one of their Brown Swiss cows showed aggression toward Becky Sprengeler. Sprengeler had just finished making lasagna for supper, and went to the barn to help her husband, Dave, finish milking their 100 Brown Swiss cows. The last group of cows was walking back to the freestall barn, and the last thing Sprengeler had to do was open the gate to give the cows access to the freestall barn. “I usually bring a strap with me in case a cow gets too close because I am not big enough or mean enough,” Sprengeler said. “I can’t remember if I had one with me that night.” Sprengeler went to open the gate with cows standing and watching her. As she unlocked the gate, one cow charged through the others and forced Sprengeler in a corner. “She lowered her head and hit me into the wall,” Sprengeler said. “I couldn’t crawl through anything fast enough. She had me cornered.” The 9-year-old cow didn’t stop once she had Sprengeler in the corner. The cow rammed into her a half dozen times. “I kept thinking don’t let her get my head or spine. so I kept moving on instinct,” Sprengeler said. “The whole time I could hear and feel my bones breaking. One of my ribs punctured my lungs. I tried, but I couldn’t scream for help.” Dave heard something going on in the freestall, so he went to see what the commotion was all about. Once he realized what was
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County Board approves 10-year solid waste plan
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board of Commissioners gave its approval of a new, 10-year solid waste plan at its July 16 meeting. Arlene Vee of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) said the original draft of the plan had gone through a review period and had received four comments — from the cities of Glencoe and Lester Prairie, Waste Management and a private citizen. “We did receive comments, which is rare,” said Vee. The MPCA and McLeod County Solid Waste sent responses to those who commented, Vee added, “we haven’t received any feedback from those four.” The MPCA reviewed the plan and recommended some “minor changes — none that were substantial,” she added. Mary Chamberlain of SAIC Solid Waste, a consultant which helped the county draft the plan, said that one change was in regard to the recycling rate in the county. Chamberlain said the county had claimed a recycling rate of over 50 percent, but the state has since changed how counties are to calculate their recycling rates. “You used to get a credit for yard waste and source reduction,” said Chamberlain. “Those credits are no longer in effect.” The goal is for counties to achieve a 35 percent recycling rate, Chamberlain said. Even with the recalculation, McLeod County has a recycling rate of 46 percent. In other business, the County Board also reviewed and approved Part B of its McLeod County Geologic Atlas. Todd Peterson of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), said that Part A of the study had included a survey of the bed rock and sediment “under the county,” while Part B includes a geology of the county’s water resources, including data on aquifers, recharge areas, groundwater flow, and sensitivity to potential pollutants. Also on July 16, the County Board appointed a committee of commissioners Sheldon Nies and Ron Shimanski to work with Auditor/Treasurer Cindy Schultz and Assessor Sue Schultz on assigning minimum values to tax-forfeited properties. Schultz said the county
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Strings perform
Members of the Community Strings performed for the Music by the Pond series at Grand Meadows Senior Living Thursday night. Because of the hot and humid weather, the performance was moved indoors to the facility’s dining area. Community String members include, above, from left, Joel Noennig, Lon Roach, Lisa Harwell, Bekah Lundstrom, Nancy Koperud and Joy Freitag. The large audience not only appreciated the variety of music from patriotic music to parade and dance tunes ... but cooler temperatures, too.
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Trailblazer to meet with other transit systems to discuss cooperation efforts
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Trailblazer Joint Powers Board hopes to meet with some of its contemporaries from surrounding transit systems in late August to discuss ways the systems can collaborate and cooperate. The Joint Powers Board met Thursday morning and asked Beverly Herfindahl of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to set up the meeting. Last year, MnDOT announced that it will be encouraging transit systems to find ways to cooperate and perhaps even merge in an effort to streamline public transit in Minnesota. While Trailblazer had some initial discussion with neighbors last year, fall elections brought some dramatic changes to other county boards — in particular Meeker County, where the entire board was replaced. Herfindahl told the Joint Powers Board Thursday that discussions among transit systems need to involve more than those systems’ directors or other employees, and urged the board to contact their counterparts in other systems. Trailblazer Transit board member Bill Pinske, a Sibley County representative, said that many county board members have no idea how their transit systems operate, or that MnDOT is encouraging cooperation, sharing and possible consolidation. “I tried to get MnDOT on the AMC (Association of Minnesota Counties) agenda in December” to explain MnDOT’s goals, said Pinske. Pinske also said that he has had some discussions with a “couple of commissioners from Renville County,” who are looking at a potential partnership with the Kandiyohi County transit system. “But they would still like to talk to Trailblazer,” he added. There is a potential of six transit systems that could meet with Trailblazer and
2nd annual Heat in the Street set July 27
The second annual Heat in the Street Music Festival will be held on Saturday, July 27, on 11th Street in downtown Glencoe. The event is sponsored by the Glencoe Fire Department. The festival will feature three bands and a bean bag tournament, which will be held rain or shine. The events will be in the street between the Happy Hour Inn and the McLeod County Courthouse. Bands performing will be the Prairie Rose Band from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. At 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. will be Roy Dawson & the Bootleggers. The finale will be Hitchville, performing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. There is a cover charge, and the event is open to all ages. The bean bag tournament starts at 11 a.m. Registration for the tournament begins at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the fundraising event will benefit the Glencoe Fire Relief Association.
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Wed., 7-24 H: 79º, L: 63º Thur., 7-25 H: 81º, L: 64º Fri., 7-26 H: 77º, L: 54º Sat., 7-27 H: 74º, L: 58º Sun., 7-28 H: 78º, L: 61º
Looking back: The past seven days were hot, humid, but mainly dry. Date Hi Lo Rain July 16 92 ......71 ..........0.00 July 17 95 ......71 ..........0.00 July 18 93 ......73 ..........0.00
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School meetings set July 29
The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board will be holding a pair of public meetings on Monday, July 29. The first is a community meeting to discuss a possible school building project. That meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The second meeting begins at 8 p.m. and is a School Board work session in the high school media center to look at equity revenue. Both meetings are open, and the public is encouraged to attend.
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KC paper drive set July 25-27
The Glencoe Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a paper drive July 25-27. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf. Items collected are newspaper (including glossy inserts), magazines, catalogs, phone books and cardboard. All items must be clean and dry. Newspaper should be in paper bags, boxes or bundled and tied with string or twine. Corrugated cardboard and box board (cereal boxes) should be kept separate. Plastics cannot be accepted. Items may be dropped off Thursday and Friday, July 25-26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., or Saturday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the upper lot of St. Pius X Church in Glencoe.
Polka worship service
Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers provided music for the polka services enjoyed by worshippers at First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glencoe on Sunday, July 21.
Police Report
Tuesday, July 16, police were notified at 8:11 p.m. of a sink hole that developed at 16th Street and Knight Avenue. At 1:57 p.m., Wednesday, police received a complaint of a dog being locked in the cab of a tractor parked along 11th Street. The owner was found and advised not to keep the dog locked in the tractor cab without a window being opened. At 10:01 p.m., Thursday, an officer made a vehicle stop on Elliott Avenue over expired tabs. A check revealed the tabs expired in April. The driver said she had been stopped recently, and that is when she realized the tabs were expired. She also did not have proof of insurance and a citation was issued. At 10:24 p.m., Thursday, a man was arrested for violating a trespass notice at a home on Basswood Street West. Assisting were sheriff office deputies. At 12:15 a.m., Friday, police investigated a property damage report of a car on 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue. The vehicle had been egged. Later in the morning another egging of a vehicle was reported from a resident on 15th Street. A resident on Ford Avenue reported an attempted burglary of a shed. The handle of the shed door was missing. Damage was estimated at about $100. Police investigated a report of Internet fraud on Thursday. An area resident reported that his checking account had been used several times on online sites in St. Cloud. The incidents occurred in June, and that account has since been closed. The matter was turned over to the bank’s fraud department. A medical emergency call from Grand Meadows was received at 1:19 p.m., Friday. A resident was having difficulty breathing and was taken by ambulance to the emergency room at GRHS. A gas drive-off was reported at 5:16 p.m., Friday, at Casey’s General Store on 10th Street. Police issued a citation to a driver who was stopped for texting while driving at 6:48 p.m., Friday. At 9:32 p.m., Saturday, police stopped for a man walking down Highway 212 near Chandler Avenue. The man said he was walking “to get away from his girlfriend.” Police reported the “male was transported back.” A female fell and needed help getting up at a residence on Greeley Avenue at 9:22 p.m., Sunday. The Glencoe Ambulance also was called to assist. Another medical emergency was reported at 3:23 a.m., Monday, from a residence on Judd Avenue. A women fell and injured her leg and hip. She was transported by ambulance to the emergency room. A resident on Greeley Avenue reported on Monday afternoon that a rear tire had been punctured with a sharp object. Damage was estimated at $100. A resident on 15th Street reported on Monday that his 2013 Ford Focus had been damaged by eggs earlier in the week.
Music in Park continues
The summer Music in the Park series continues at Silver Lake on Thursday, July 25, when the Rod Weiers Family and Friends perform in Silver Lake City Park. The event is sponsored by the Silver Lake Women’s Club GFW. The menu includes barbecues, chips, dessert and a beverage. Serving begins at 6 p.m., and the music is at 7 p.m. Bring your own chairs. The final Music in the Park for the season will be Thursday, Aug. 1, with the Silver Nickel Band to perform.
FunDay Sunday tourney set
The 20th annual FunDay Sunday best-ball golf tournament, sponsored by the Glencoe Regional Health Services Foundation, will be held on Sunday, July 28, at the Glencoe Country Club. Proceeds from the event help the Foundation fund scholarships for students pursuing health care careers, as well as support community health initiatives. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. along with a team photo and burgers. There is a noon shotgun start, with a 4:30 p.m. dinner and prizes. To register, call Laura at 320-864-7810.
Work on a new McLeod County Highway Department vehicle storage facility, located at the corner of State Highway 7 and County Road 15 (Falcon Avenue), is scheduled to begin in late July. RAM General Contracting of Winsted was awarded the $1.2 million project, which is being funded with county funds, according to John Brunkhorst, county highway engineer. The project involves construction of a 12,000-squarefoot pre-engineered metal building and a separate salt storage shed. The new facility will replace two antiquated shops located in Silver Lake and Lester Prairie, Brunkhorst said. The project is scheduled to be finished by mid-November. A ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled onsite for Wednesday, July 24, at 10 a.m. For other county construction information, visit the construction page on the department’s website at www.co.mcleod.mn.us/high way/construction. Up-to-date project specific information will also be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages; username is “McLeodCoHwy.”
Class of 1948 sets reunion
The Glencoe High School class of 1948 will have its 65-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 17, at noon, at Dubbs Grill & Bar in Glencoe. Reservations may be made by calling 320-864-3062.
County may be eligible for aid after June storms, floods
SIBLEY COUNTY — The Gaylord Hub reported that Sibley County appears to be in line for federal assistance after severe storms and flash flooding occurred from June 20-26. Local officials, along with state and federal emergency management officials, recently met and assessed damages to public infrastructure. Preliminary damage estimates were set at $107,000 and included the city of New Auburn and New Auburn Township as well as the townships of Henderson, Jessenland, Sibley and Washington Lake. For Minnesota to qualify for federal assistance, the state damages must be at least $7.2 million Each county also has a threshold it must reach based on per capita. Sibley County’s threshold is $52,529, The Hub reported. The majority of Sibley County damage occurred in the city of New Auburn and Henderson Township.
Republican women set picnic
The McLeod County Republican Women’s annual potluck picnic will be held at Northwoods Park, 885 Elm St. NE, Hutchinson, (corner of Elm and Northwoods), Tuesday evening, July 30. The meal will be at about 6 p.m. Bring your own utensils and a dish of something to share. It is hoped that local Republican officials and any candidates for office will be there to speak. Those with questions are welcome to call RoxAnn Lauer at 320-5873399, or Maureen Krumrey at 320-864-4162.
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Farmers market now open
Glencoe’s Farmers Market is open weekly on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is offering a variety of fresh garden produce, honey, jams, pickles and an assortment of other homemade goods. The market is located on 11th Street in downtown Glencoe across from the Glencoe City Center.
Highway 5 construction begins Aug. 5
Highway 5 motorists from Arlington to Green Isle may be detoured to county roads beginning Aug. 5 if local utilities can be repositioned in time. The nearly $5 million dollar pavement replacement project includes replacing the culvert at the south edge of Green Isle and relocating it with a new channel. The utilities are located in the area of the culvert and need to be moved to accommodate construction. When the project begins, traffic will be detoured to Sibley County Road 9, McLeod County Roads 1 and 10 and Carver County Road 50. Heavy commercial traffic will be detoured to Sibley County Road 13 and 15 and then connect to the remaining detour to avoid the weightrestricted bridge on County Road 9.
Glencoe seniors to meet
The Glencoe Senior Citizens group will meet Tuesday, July 30, and Thursday, Aug. 1, at 12:30 p.m., at the senior room in the Glencoe City Center. The group will play 500 and Sheephead, and all area senior citizens are invited to attend.
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Biker Sunday at Grace Bible
Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake invite all area motorcycle enthusiasts to its annual Bikers Service scheduled for Sunday, July 28, beginning at 9:30 a.m. This service includes: a special message for bikers, representatives from the Christian Motorcyclists Association, and (weather permitting) 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.
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The ninth annual Panther Association Golf Tournament will be on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Glencoe Country Club. The shotgun start will be at 1:30 p.m. with dinner, door prizes, silent auction and more. To register or for more information, contact GSL Superintendent Chris Sonju at 952-467-2815 or 320-864-2498.
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Music by the Pond continues
Grand Meadows Senior Living, 1420 Prairie Ave., Glencoe, will host Music by the Pond Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. Featured entertainment is Creekside Jazz. 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 320864-5577 for more information. To be included in this column, items for Happenings must be received in the Chronicle office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday of the week they are to be published. Items received after that will be published elsewhere in the newspaper as space permits. Happenings in Glencoe, Brownton, Stewart, Plato, New Auburn, Biscay and Silver Lake take priority over happenings elsewhere.
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McLeod County Relay For Life set for Aug. 2
The 20th annual McLeod County Relay For Life will be held Friday, Aug. 2, beginning at noon, at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson. The American Cancer Society is the official sponsor of the event that begins at 9 a.m. with the set up of luminary bags along the course. The silent auction begins at 3 p.m. along with free entertainment. The silent auction ends at 8:30 p.m. Survivor registration begins at 4 p.m., and the opening ceremony will be at 6 p.m. The introduction of the cancer survivors and a survivor lap begins at 7:15 p.m. The lighting of the luminaries is set for 9 a.m., and the closing ceremonies are planned for 5:30 a.m., on Saturday. The live entertainment Friday includes the Cogley Sisters at 3 p.m., Phyllis Hummel and her country swing band at 4 p.m., Joy Berg at 5 p.m. and Detour at 7 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation or purchase a luminary in memory of someone can contact Angie Lawson at 507-380-4071; Niki Pokornowski at 320-582-1054; Penny Stuber at 320-5822493; or Arlene Schwarz at 320-587-5581. To order a butterfly for release, contact Kelli Kreiter at 612-723-9381 or e-mail kkre iter@hutchtel.net. The butterflies will be released during the opening ceremonies on Friday evening. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. An announcement will be made at 10 a.m.
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Building a foundation
Despite a delay in getting state permits, the construction work on the Early Childhood Family Education/Early Childhood Special Education and Learning Readiness building addition is under way with hopes of having it completed by the end of the year. The addition will be attached to the Lincoln Jr. High School’s northwest corner and will house the school district’s youngest learners. Above is the view looking south with the Lincoln building in the background. The addition was needed in order to free up space at the Helen Baker Elementary, where the ECFE program has been located for years. The move will allow for additional classroom space at Helen Baker to accommodate the six sections of first graders next school year. Space issues at Helen Baker are the driving force behind a proposed building bond that could be on the ballot next November. The district administration is now conducting a series of special meetings to talk about the needs and the building project. The next meeting is set for 7 p.m., Monday, July 29, in the high school auditorium.
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Vogt honored as ‘Rural Health Hero’ for his work
Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the Duluth News Tribune. Al Vogt, a graduate of Glencoe High School, is the son of Franziska Vogt of Glencoe. By Angie Riebe Staff Writer COOK — Cook Hospital CEO Al Vogt has spent more than three decades as a leader and champion of rural health care — both in his community and beyond. He now has one more distinction — “Rural Health Hero.” The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and partners recently honored Vogt with its Rural Health Hero Award. The accolade, along with the Rural Health team award, was presented at the recent Minnesota Rural Health Conference in Duluth. A mobile health team of Open Door Center, based in Mankato, received the other honor. “Minnesota has one of the best rural health systems in the country, and it’s because of the commitment and passion of people like Al Vogt and the team at Open Door Center,” said Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger. Among other partnerships, Vogt helped launch the Minnesota Wilderness Health Care Coalition, a group of 15 northeastern Minnesota hospitals that have joined forces to ensure access in rural areas of the state through innovations, such as telepharmacy services that bring after-hours services to member hospitals. He started in 1976 at the Cook Hospital — critical access facility and nursing home that serves a 2,500square-mile region. He was originally hired as a lab supervisor and imaging manager. In 1986, he became the hospital’s assistant administrator and has been CEO since 1989. Vogt, who is active in statewide and national advocacy organizations, is also a founding and current board member of SISU Medical Solutions, which uses a cooperative approach to bring information technology services to rural hospitals and other health care providers throughout the state. This year ’s conference, “Rural Health: Engage,” was hosted by MDH’s Office of Rural Health, the Minnesota Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Resource Center.
New Auburn VFW OKs donations
The New Auburn Post 7266 met on July 10. After correspondence was read and approved, the membership approved the following donations: Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA, $500; Sibley East Band, $500; Kyle Wanous, $100 for 4-H leadership camp; Zach Wanous, $50 and Zoe Ruschmeyer, $50, both for the 4-H camp. The next meeting of the New Auburn VFW will be at Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m.
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New Auburn VFW Auxiliary notes July 4 prize winners
The New Auburn VFW Auxiliary to Post 7266 meeting was held July 10. After correspondence was read, the members approved the following donations: Veterans and Family Services, $50; Operation Uplink, $35; Health and Happiness, $10; Armed Forces Service Center at airport; the Junior Girls Unit, $5; and to a GSL girl for a scholarship, $200. The next Auxiliary meeting with be Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. During the Fourth of July celebration at High Island Lake, the following prizes were awarded: flags, Niki Moser, Connie Jack and Larry Kirschbaum; and puzzle, Bernice Wieshert. Children’s prizes included: T-shirts, Laura Yeslzer, Dylan Dahlke, Kelsey Dahlke, Ava Ranzau and Tim Louden; a squirt gun, Zach Dahlke; a nail polish kit, Madison Dahlke; and a sand bucket, Camden Moser.
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Our view: District residents need to overcome apathy in order to make informed decisions
he surest way to kill enthusiasm is with apathy. And apathy seems to be alive and well entrenched in the GlencoeSilver Lake School District if the turnout at the first round of community meetings on the proposed building project is any indication. The first meeting was held June 28 at a bad time (noon), and only a handful of people showed up, all school employees. GSL Superintendent Chris Sonju was preaching to the choir. Those attending were likely to vote for a school building bond, and many had already sat through previous meetings that explained the needs and the scope of the plans. Even when the referendum meetings were held throughout the school district in 2011, few people attended to see what the project was all about. The public was not fully engaged, and the two referendum votes that year were defeated by just a couple hundred votes each time. The public will get another opportunity to hear the plans, with some possible adjustments to address concerns expressed after the referendum defeats of two years ago. The next community meeting is set for 7 p.m., Monday, July 29, in the high school auditorium. It would be nice to see a decent turnout, especially from those who either are sitting on the fence over the building bond, or who are skeptical about the space needs that are the driving forces behind the new school addition. That building project would connect the Lincoln Junior High and high school campuses into one campus. The plan also involves closing the Helen Baker Elementary building and moving those primary grade students to the current Lincoln building. The community meeting is designed to explain the building bond project that has increased in price, but not scope. It also is aimed at getting public input about the plans. There have been some new wrinkles put into the proposed plans, especially involving grade configurations and grade locations on the combined campus. The last two referendum votes indicated that majorities in Brownton and Glencoe favored the project, while voters in Silver Lake, Plato, New Auburn and Biscay did not. The majority in Glencoe, however,
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was not big enough to overcome the votes outside the city. Glencoe voters are split, too. There are a variety of reasons for nitpicking the plan apart, ranging from the anti-sports people who vote no because a new gymnasium is included; to the anti-consolidation voters who want the Helen Baker to remain viable despite all the additional costs associated with keeping it open that does got gain any additional space; to the anti-tax voters who will vote no on anything that raises their taxes. Thank goodness our predecessors did not use these excuses to avoid building adequate facilities to teach their children — us. We would not have had Henry Hill built during the Great Depression; the high school built in 1970; or Silver Lake school rebuilt after its devastating fire. Brownton residents are the only ones who really know first-hand what happens when there are too many “no” votes. School districts are a major economic development tool for the region. Good schools attract new residents and students. GSL is no exception. GSL has experienced recent growth at its primary grade levels — kindergarten through grade 2. It also has resulted in space issues at the Helen Baker facility. Growth in student population is a good thing; it generates additional dollars to help educate our students. But growth that results in overcrowding in the classrooms, especially at the primary level where smaller class sizes are important, is not a plus. Driving potential students, and families from the district because of overcrowding is self-defeating. There is a tenent of economic development: If you are not growing, you are falling behind. GSL needs to keep growing, or people will go elsewhere to educate the next generations of potential district residents. Educating our young people is an obligation of every generation. It is our turn to step to the plate and get it done. But it is hard to make an informed vote without hearing the message. Get involved, attend the July 29 meeting, or future community meetings, to find out first-hand what is being proposed. Remaining apathetic, and uninformed, is the worst of all options. — R.G.
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Leadership: The essential ingredient
By Lee H. Hamilton For those of us who think and write about democracy, few things are more appealing than a book about how to make it work better. My shelves are groaning with them. They contain a lot of good and helpful ideas. There are proposals on how to improve elections and plans for strengthening legislative bodies, judicial systems, and the rule of law. There’s a whole body of literature on how to make government and civil institutions stronger and more effective. There are ideas for buttressing the press and the public’s access to information, and schemes for improving the civic organizations, think tanks, watchdog groups and policyfocused nonprofits that make our democracy so vibrant. But over time, I’ve concluded that as complicated as democracy’s workings might be, one thing matters above all else: effective leadership. It might not guarantee results, but without it, nothing much happens. I saw this throughout my career in Congress, but it was most obvious in the counties and communities that made up my district. What struck me over and over was the difference that good leadership — both within and outside government — could make. For instance, we now have fairly elaborate programs for the education of special-needs children. In my own state of Indiana, and in many others, this was not true a relatively short while ago. But over the years, parents, teachers, school leaders and others recognized the need, stepped forward, and pressed for change at every level from the school board to Congress. Similarly, managing water resources has been an enormous challenge — dealing with floods when there’s too much and drought when there’s too little is a pressing matter in both rural and urban areas. But over the years, I’ve watched countless local leaders do the hard and sometimes tedious work of developing watershed programs. Our water supply today is far better managed than it used to be. Everything from getting a gate put in at a dangerous rail crossing to strengthening local health care facilities to building an effective local law enforcement system — with capable police chiefs, dedicated judges and energetic prosecutors — demands that people step forward and lead. Strong leadership matters: to quality of life, to how well communities respond to challenges, and to how vital our communities are. Being an active citizen matters, too, but as citizens we know that we depend heavily on good leaders to make our communities work. We rely on people to roll up their shirtsleeves at every level of our democracy, and we demand a great deal of them. We want them to set goals and motivate us. We expect them to plan, organize and manage effectively. We hope that they can take the disparate strands of our communities in hand and make sure they’re all pointed in the same direction. We look for a sort of tough-minded optimism, a conviction that “I can make a difference and so can you,” so that we’ll be inspired and energized by it. That’s why communities pay so much attention to leadership development — to identifying and training young leaders who can make a difference to the places they live. Strong, capable, determined leadership provides the energy that improves the quality of life in a community and breathes life into our representative democracy. One of the eternally refreshing gifts of our representative democracy is that it encourages people to solve problems in their community — to remember, as the saying goes, that democracy is not a spectator sport. Maybe they love where they live and want to make it better; maybe they have a child with special needs who is not being served well by the schools; perhaps they know in their hearts that they can do a better job than the people who are in charge right now. Whichever it is, people step forward — often out of nowhere — to take matters in hand. That’s what moves us forward as a society. “I believe in Democracy because it releases the energies of every human being,” Woodrow Wilson said. It is the great paradox of representative democracy: we are free to remain passive, but we can’t make progress unless skillful, can-do people recognize that with freedom comes the responsibility to lead. Lee Hamilton is director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.
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The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board is contemplating a third attempt at passing a building bond referendum, possibly this fall. Should the School Board make another attempt at it? 1) Yes 2) No Results for most recent question: Former Glencoe businessman Bryan Koepp was recently sentenced to 20 years probation, a year in jail and ordered to pay $367,475 in restitution for theft by false representation from family, friends and businesses. Should he have gone to prison? Yes — 76% No— 24%
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Lady Di wed; and now again when their son, Prince William and his wife, Kate, gave birth to a son, third in line to the throne. The world, including us revolting Americans, seems glued to every word coming out of Buckingham Palace. Perhaps we crave a return of the long tradition of British royalty. But then again, any student of the American Revolution understands why America revolted — it was the British monarchy and its absolute power. Maybe we should keep that in mind. — R.G.
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Precipitation above 5-year average
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service’s July 19 report, precipitation totals since April 1 for Hutchinson were 3.8 inches above the norm and 1.3 inches above the norm the last month. Precipitation totals for St. Cloud were 3.4 above the norm since April 1 and 1.2 above the norm the last month. Statewide corn height was determined to be 44 inches tall compared with the fiveyear average of 59 inches. Many area corn fields are now starting in the tasseling stage. Soybeans height was determined to be 12 inches tall compared with the fiveyear average of 16 inches. Spring wheat percent that was headed was 87 percent headed compared with the five-year average of 85 percent. Locally, crop conditions are doing very well other than drowned-out spots from heavy rainfall in June. Moisture stress is starting to set in on some corn fields where less rainfall was received and in fields with lighter soil textures. Weed control has been a major concern in recent weeks due to the rainy weather. There are reports of soybean aphids in Minnesota, but levels have remained low thus far. A practice that can be considered after harvesting small grains, sweet corn and corn silage is planting a cover
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In August, Silver Lake will host the first ever “Bikes-n-Blues” event, which includes live music, food, and a motorcycle contest. Event coordinators from left to right are Michael Koester, Colin
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‘Bikes-n-Blues’ music event set for Silver Lake Aug. 25
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer On Aug. 25, Silver Lake is going to be host to the first annual “Bikes-n-Blues” music event, featuring three Blues bands from Minneapolis, a variety of food vendors, and a motorcycle contest, all at the admission cost of: free. Colin Clark, David Allen and Michael Koester of Hutchinson and rural Silver Lake recently approached the Silver Lake City Council about a venue to host the “Bikes-n-Blues” event in August. Clark said the event was originally planned to be held at the Masonic West Lodge in Hutchinson, but due to differences with the Hutchinson City Council, the event was declined, “just after $500 was spent in advertising,” Clark said. He said he moved the Hutchinson two years ago, and “died and went to heaven” when he saw how many motorcyclists and restored old cars he saw in the area. Clark added that he restores old motorcycles himself and thought about creating a family event for other motorcycle enthusiasts to attend. “Most bikers just want somewhere to go. I’ve been to music fests all over, and I wanted to bring people to this area, and so I created this family event with live music,” Clark said. “We booked three blues bands from Minneapolis in the hopes of drawing people from all over to this area,” he said. The bands include Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers, Jeff Ray and Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders. “The first two I’ve heard good things about, but the last one we had to pick because of their name,” Clark laughed. He said the event would consist of food vendors and a motorcycle contest, where bikers can pay $1 to register their bike and possibly win a cash prize. “And it’s free and open to the public. There will be no alcohol served, so we don’t need to worry about IDing people or underage drinking. “I wanted to create a family event with professional musicians, some food, and fun,” Clark said. He said he, Allen and Koester have volunteered time and costs to the event. “It’s all free,” Clark reiterated. He added that he has been looking for a municipality to partner with so that this event could be annual. “In the future, I’d even like to organize two or three festivals to host throughout the year,” Clark said. “What is the expense to the city? I mean, we’d have to look at having extra law enforcement and mini-biffs, among other costs,” Mayor Bruce Bebo said. “We’d pay for all that. We just need a location. I guess the biggest issue would be wear and tear on city streets,” Clark said. He added that the point of this music fest is to establish a “grass roots movement to take advantage of local resources so that people can have a good time.” “I think the pros outweigh the cons here,” Bebo said. “The thing is, we have time to organize this. David and I are semi-retired,” Clark laughed. He said he just hopes to be able to work with a city to establish an annual tradition. He added that the event is on a Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m., so that bikers are not riding home in the dark, and so families can come enjoy an afternoon of entertainment. Councilor Carol Roquette questioned the noise of the music and the residents in the area who may be “bothered by the noise.” Bebo said it would not be so different from Music in the Park and Pola-Czesky Days, where music is played past midnight. “This is a Sunday afternoon from noon to six. I don’t think it will really be an issue,” he said. Councilor Pat Fogarty asked about space and the event location. He questioned finding room for all the bikes and restored cars to park. City Clerk Kerry Venier suggested the softball park near the pool could be a good location, but that Legion Park is already set up for music. Clark said he could bring in a truck and trailer to use as a stage for the bands. City Council approved the request 5-0.
crop. A cover crop is any crop grown between two cash crops. Cover crops can even be worked into the corn-soybean rotation, especially when overseeded at the leaf yellowing stage. Be sure to check with the Farm Service Agency and your crop insurance provider any time you intend to harvest or pasture a cover crop. The benefits of utilizing cover crops in a rotation are numerous. Cover crops can reduce soil erosion from wind and rain, prevent soil crusting, improve water absorption and infiltration and slow water and nutrients from leaving the landscape. Protecting and improving our soils can help to conserve and improve the soil in your field. Soil quality will be improved and more water will be available for your future cash crops. Choosing which species or mix to plant depends on your needs and goals, as well as the availability of the seed. There are a few main categories of cover crop species and those include grasses, legumes, and brassicas/mustards. Some of the utilized grasses include oats, triticale,
millet and winter rye. The legumes commonly include clovers, field peas, alfalfa and vetches. The other category that is utilized is the brassicas/mustards. The most famous of these includes the tillage radish as well as canola, forage turnip and yellow mustard. The same rules on planting timing apply for cover crops as other agronomic crops. Cover crops need to be planted when soil conditions are favorable and rainfall is adequate for germination and establishment. The Midwest Cover Crop Council has numerous publications listed on its website, www.mccc.msu.edu, as well as a web-based cover crop decision tool to assist farmers in choosing an appropriate cover crop for their situation. University of Minnesota Extension researchers and educators worked with a committee of farmers, agencies and organizations to help growers make the best decisions about cover crops. Minnesota’s decision tool is available by utilizing the following link: http://z.umn. edu/covercropdecisiontool.
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’14 could be year of the senior
By Douglas E. Schoen This summer, policymakers and pundits alike remain distracted by a host of scandals in Washington. The alleged targeting of conservative political groups by IRS officials, while relegated to Congressional hearings and calls for additional investigations (for now), will be red meat for candidates running in next year’s midterm elections. Recent revelations that the NSA has been monitoring phone calls only adds to the narrative that we’ll likely see play out in the coming months: government, regardless of its reach, is increasingly misguided. However, it would be political malpractice to assume that fundamental issues — Medicare, the economy, trade, etc. — will take a backseat to today’s scandals. As incumbent policymakers know well, taking one’s eye off these fundamental issues (often at the expense of entire voting blocs) is often a recipe for failure. This is especially relevant for voters over 65, who are increasingly drifting to the Republican Party. Taking into account that nearly six in 10 seniors voted for Mitt Romney (up from half who voted for McCain 2008), it’s critical that Democrats right the ship before 2014. By all accounts, 2012 marked a period in which Democrats were inspired by a larger turnout of young and non-white voters. However, two years earlier, seniors comprised 23 percent of the vote (an increase from 16 percent in 2008). The youth vote in 2010 was only 11 percent, down from 18 percent in 2008. A fired up senior electorate can easily sway a close election. With this idea in mind, a key issue for Republicans and Democrats will be establishing a permanent trust on Medicare. Every American over 65 relies on the program in some way, and a large swath of Medicare participants have to deal with a chronic medical condition. Seniors are often afraid of losing their benefits and having programs they rely on cost more money or get cut altogether. Case in point is Medicare Part D, the popular prescription drug benefit. This is a program that has been a sterling success, in a time when confidence in government is reaching all-time lows. Part D is a rare example of a government program that has consistently cost less year after year than originally budgeted. To be specific, it has cost $348 billion less than original estimates. The Congressional Budget Office found every 1 percent increase in prescriptions filled results in a .20 percent decrease in spending on other Medicare services. Key take-away for seniors: what works in heath care is likely to be well received heading into next year’s election. While Obamacare continues to experience stagnant approval ratings (the latest polls continue to trend downward), it’s clear that seniors will gravitate toward public policies that meet their needs and help to address health care spending. For both Democrats and Republicans, the good news is that the senior vote is still gettable. However, a good portion of voters over 65 pay close attention to policy specifics, making it more important to ensure that both parties recognize this. Preserving programs that work, while prioritizing seniors’ long-term interests, will yield significant political dividends in 2014 and beyond. Neither side can afford losing them. Douglas Schoen is a political strategist and author of “Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What it Means for 2012 and Beyond,” published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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BARK kickball, beanbag tourneys set for Aug. 10
Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) will host its fifth annual kickball and beanbag tournament Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Brownton softball field. The day starts at 8 a.m. with a 5K fun run/walk, with a kids’ dash immediately following. The cost for the fun run is $20, and entries can be made by contacting Stef Gronlund at gronlund@ hutchtel.net. There is no charge for the kids’ dash. The deadline for registering is Friday, July 26. The kickball tournament starts at 9 a.m., and will pay out $300 to the first-place team, with prizes going to the top three teams (based on an eight-team tournament). Team members must be at least 16 years old, and there is an entry fee of $130 per team. Registration deadline is Aug. 8. To register and to get the official rules, contact Shannon Jerabek at 320-3284239. The beanbag tournament will have a 90 percent payback, with $350 slated for the first-place team. Payouts will be to the top six teams, based on a 32-team tournament. There is an entry fee of $30 per team. The tournament starts at 10 a.m. at the softball fields (it will be moved indoors to the Brownton Area Civic Center in the event of rain). Registration deadline is Aug. 7. To register and to get the official rules, call Todd Kalenberg at 320-582-1605. Other activities include a kids scavenger hunt for food shelf items from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; pony rides, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; an exhibition kickball game for kids, noon; and “Clown Town,” 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The day will conclude with a street dance, for those 21 and older, in front of the Brownton Bar & Grill from 8 p.m. to midnight, featuring Papa Shaw. All proceeds from the day help fund activities for Brownton-area youth.
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Okee Dokee Bros. concert
The Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers visited the Glencoe City Center on Wednesday, July 17, to play some traditional bluegrass music. At right, Jason Zehnder holds his son, Maxwell, while his daughter, Winnie, swings her dress while she dances. Above, Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander, the Okee Dokee Brothers, play a song from their album “Can You Canoe?” The duo played for about an hour and signed autographs after the show. “It was a huge honor!” Mailander said of winning a Grammy for “Can You Canoe?” “It’s important to spread this kind of music. We don’t want traditional bluegrass music to die off in the pop culture of this country.” Mailander said they love the interactive themes and audience participation of kids music, which is what drew them toward the genre. “We’re just so happy everyone came out and participated,” Mailander said. “It was a very enthusiastic crowd, and we’re thankful for that.”
From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
July 25, 1913 O.C. Conrad, Editor The weather man was on his best behavior and served up an ideal day for the annual band picnic and baseball game held at Lake Marion on Sunday. People began to arrive before noon, and by 1 p.m., one of the largest crowds seen at the lake this summer had assembled. After dinner, the Brownton band gave a concert of about an hour’s duration, which was followed by the baseball game between Arlington and Lake Marion-Brownton teams. On Wednesday, July 16, the wedding of Thusnelda, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. George Diemer, and John Judt, son of an African missionary, was solemnized at the St. Matthew’s Church of Town Penn, the Rev. Diemer officiating. The Rev. and Mrs. Judt will leave for their home in Morse, Canada, the beginning of August.
75 Years Ago
July 21, 1938 Percy L. Hakes, Editor The stockholders of the Brownton Farmers Co-operative Elevator Co. held their annual meeting at the Brownton City Hall last Saturday evening and elected the following officers and directors: A.S. Holmes, president; E.E. Griebie, secretary; F.F. Gaulke, treasurer; John Schultz, vice president; and Fred Knick, H.B. Opitz, Fred Winterfeldt, Henry Streich and Fred Duehn, directors. Nick Tadsen, who has been the elevator ’s manager for 17 years, was again named manager. Mrs. Emma Volkmann, resident of Brownton and the vicinity for the past 61 years, was suddenly called by death early last Friday morning. At the time of her demise, she had attained the age of 63 years.
50 Years Ago
July 25, 1963 Charles H. Warner, Editor Frederick Hallstrom, a former music and English teacher at Brownton High School, was ordained a pastor in the American Lutheran Church on June 9 at Webster, S.D. Three pitchers combined for a no-hitter as the Brownton Legion team shut out New Germany 160 in the sub-district tournament Friday. New Germany failed to get a hit off the offerings of Chuck Peik, Tyrone Wacker and Dave Henke.
20 Years Ago
July 21, 1993 Lori Copler, Editor Stanley and Jean Ewald of rural Brownton were host to the Big Bend Reunion, a group of folks they camp with at Big Bend National Park in Texas each year. Attendees came from as far away as Ottawa, Canada, and Texas, to as near as McGregor, Minn.
From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
July 25, 1913 A.F. Avery, Editor The McLeod County Commissioners, in session at Glencoe Wednesday, voted to reject the petition for annexation of portions of school districts 59, 85 and 31 to Independent School District 33. The board was apparently afraid to take the step for the improvement of educational conditions here in face of the decided opposition voiced against the proposition. The village water tank is being painted this week by H.H. Hoeft. trict’s annual meeting and election of officers, with a total of 175 ballots cast as against just 38 last year. The big vote is accounted for by the fact that a last-minute contest was sprung, which resulted in the election of C.A. Graupmann over F.R. Headley, who had filed to succeed himself for a three-year term. L.S. Richards and Graupmann were elected to three-year terms with 146 and 11 votes respectively, while Headley received 54. O.W. Bethke was elected to a two-year term with 141 votes. day evening. Norwood Electric Co. was awarded the electric bid in the amount of $33,469, and the mechanical bid was awarded to Gorhams Construction, Inc., of Mora in the amount of $63,470. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Tucker of St. Paul have taken over the local Coast-to-Coast Store as of Tuesday this week, taking over from Nobel and Ella Stotroen, who have operated it the past two years. Tucker and his wife, Delores, have taken up residence on the Norman Hahn farm, about five miles southwest of Stewart.
19 Brownton seniors met on Monday
50 Years Ago
July 25, 1963 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Ed Pinske and Sons of Plato was awarded the contract for the proposed addition to the Stewart Public School and a bus garage in the amount of $216,788 Mon-
75 Years Ago
July 22, 1938 Harry Koeppen, Editor Voters of Independent School District 33 turned out in force Tuesday evening for the dis-
35 Years Ago
July 27, 1978 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor No issue — the Tribune was closed for the editor’s annual vacation.
Nineteen Brownton senior citizens met Monday, July 8, at the community center. Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners: 500, Lona Albrecht, first, and Gladys Rickert, second; pinochle, Ruby Streich, first, and John Huebert, second; and sheephead, Lil Lindeman, first, and Elmer Maass, second. Ordella Schmidt served refreshments. Bernetta Alsleben won the door prize. The next meeting will be Monday, July 22, at 1 p.m. All area senior citizens are welcome.
Thurs., July 25 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info. Mon., July 29 — Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30 p.m.; Brownton Senior Citizens Club, Brownton Community Center, 1 p.m.; GSL School Board public meeting, GSL High School auditorium, 7 p.m. Tues., July 30 — Narcotics Anonymous, Brownton Community Center, 7 p.m.; McLeod County Republican Woman’s annual potluck Picnic, Northwoods Park, 885 Elm St. NE, Hutchinson, 6 p.m., call RoxAnn Lauer at 320-587-3399 or Maureen Krumrey at 320-864-4162 with questions. Thurs., Aug. 1 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.
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From The Chronicle archives
30 Years Ago
July 27, 1983 Bill Ramige, Editor Evelyn Brinkman was reelected president of the Glencoe Hospital Board of Commissioners at the board’s annual meeting. Dewey Klaustermeier was elected vice president and Robert Johnson was elected secretary. One day Sherman Station, located on a dusty, gravel road just a few miles southwest of Winsted, was a deserted, old combination dance hall-grocery store-gas station. The next day it was a honest-to-goodness movie set bustling with activity. Film in the Cities was shooting some scenes for its 1983 Minnesota Screen Project, a half-hour documentary entitled “Harold of Orange.” The film will premiere in January at the Orpheum Theater. The film is to be shown primarily at film festivals. Workers of the Hendrickson Organ Company, Inc., of St. Peter, began dismantling some of the 1,200 pipes in the organ at First Evangelical Lutheran Church. The company will spend the next five to six months enlarging and rebuilding the organ, including installing new mechanisms. The Rev. Harvey Kath said the project will cost $125,000. Organ parts that will be reused in the project are valued at another $100,000.
July 29-Aug. 2 Millie Beneke Manor Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Turkey casserole, peas, tropical fruit, bread, margarine, bar, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Sweet-and-sour pork, rice, broccoli, mandarin oranges, cookie, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Baked chicken, potato salad, mixed vegetables, bread, margarine, fresh melon cubes, low-fat milk. Thursday — Meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, bread, margarine, fruit crisp, lowfat milk. Friday — Lemon-pepper fish, baked potato, Prince William vegetables, bread, margarine, pie, low-fat milk.
20 Years Ago
July 28, 1993 Rich Glennie, Editor As of June 30, building permits in Glencoe have totaled over $5.5 million and with another half a year to go, it appears that the city is headed for its third consecutive record-setting year. City Administrator Mark Larson said it is possible that permits could top the $9 million to $10 million mark with projects that are in the works or could be started this year. In the works are two-apartment complexes — an 18-unit apartment by Mike Gavin and a 42-unit apartment by developer Kent Oliver of Duluth. The McLeod County Senior Citizens crowned their annual king and queen at the picnic in Brownton. The honors go to the eldest two senior citizens in the county. Emma Rickert, 98, of Brownton, was crowned queen and Ed Ranzau, 87, of Glencoe, was crowned king. Ginger Koch, daughter of Glenn and Gail Koch of Glencoe, was named a United States national science award winner by the United States Achievement Academy.
10 Years Ago
July 23, 2003 Rich Glennie, Editor About 200 people attended an
open-air concert in the backyard of Dr. Brent Williams to hear the gospel music of the Chancellors Quartet of Becker. The aim of the concert, sponsored by Williams and Dr. John Bergseng, was to encourage the greater church with an uplifting evening of gospel music for the area to enjoy. Scott Morris, son of Jeff and Nancy Morris of Glencoe, will receive his Eagle Award during the Eagle Scout ceremony on Sunday, July 27, at Christ Lutheran Church. For his Eagle Scout project, Morris had to plan, organize and complete a community service project. He chose to repair and paint walls in Christ Lutheran Church. The project was completed with the help of fellow scouts from his troop. After qualifying as the second seed from the West District, the Glencoe Stars Soccer Club’s U12 Classic 3 girls’ team is headed to the Minnesota Soccer Association state tournament. The players are Megan Mahon, Courtney Beck, Ashley Luehrs, Shannon Heitz, Megan Hallett, Lindsey Boesche, Melysa Voigt, Val Kloeckl, Rachel Voigt, Mallory Engen, Sam Raduenz, Brianna Giese, Stephanie Schrempp, Brittany Thiesfeld, Abby Landes, Megan Kinzler and Alexis Quale. The coaches are Kelly Mahon and Bob Beck.
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Enochson — Schumacher
Chelsi Enochson of Minneapolis and Cody Schumacher of Glencoe announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding on Aug. 17. Parents of the couple are Kyle and Stacey Enochson of Wahpeton, N.D., and Randy and Rhonda Schumacher of Glencoe. Enochson is a graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is a dental student at the University of Minnesota. Schumacher is a graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and Minnesota State University-Mankato. He is an
UWMC starts its annual fundraising campaign at county fair Aug. 14-18
United Way of McLeod County (UWMC) Board President Dave Schwedler announced that the regional non-profit will have an exhibit booth at the McLeod County Fair, which takes place Aug. 14-18, in Hutchinson. The five-day run of the fair will serve as the kickoff period to UWMC’s 2013-14 campaign. “The county fair is one of the most exciting times of the year for our organization, in that we get a unique opportunity to let people know who we are and where we are going as a United Way,” said Schwedler. “We relish the fact people from throughout the county have a chance to stop by our booth and see the agencies and programs we are partnering with and to hear about the services provided by our partners and United Way,” he said. “We are excited to be a small part of the fair again this year,” said UWMC Executive Director Paul Thompson. “This year we invite preschoolers to visit our Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Reading Nook in the Exhibition Building.” Schwedler said the organization would conduct its 2013-14 campaign in a similar manner to the last few years. The residential, small business, public employees and major firm campaigns will be staggered in monthly increments beginning the week of Aug. 19. Donations to the 2013-14 campaign can be made through March 31, 2014. Donations to help fund partner agencies and programs supporting area residents can be sent to the United Way of McLeod County located at 218 Main St. S, Suite 124, P.O. Box 504, Hutchinson, MN 55350. To make an online donation, please visit www.unitedway mcleodcounty.org.
Schuette receives scholarship
Kayla Schuette, daughter of Doug and Cindy Schuette of Brownton, has been awarded a University Gala Fine Arts Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Recipients of this scholarship are recognized for their academic accomplishments and outstanding leadership abilities. Schuette’s planned major field of study is art.
Son born to Martin family
Mike and Kim Martin of Hutchinson announce the birth of their son, Connor Andrew, on July 12, 2013, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Conner weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19-1/4 inches in length. His siblings are Hailey and Mason. Grandparents are Duane and Gloria Wigern of Biscay and Greg and Jan Martin of Hutchinson.
Cody Schumacher Chelsi Enochson engineer at Emekon Network Power in Eden Prairie.
LP woman wins $25,000
Jean Masterton of Lester Prairie won $25,000 by playing Lottery’s Pink Panther Crossword game. She claimed her prize on July 15, and bought the winning ticket at Schmidty’s in Lester Prairie.
Parsons — Schlueter
Jon Schlueter and Megan Parsons announce their engagement and plans to marry on Sept. 28. Parents of the couple are Deb and Roger Schlueter of Glencoe and Mark and Anne Parsons of Deephaven. Schlueter is a graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is employed as a mechanical engineer at Pentair. Parsons is a graduate of Minnetonka High School and the University of MinnesotaDuluth and is employed as a recruiter for Pro Staff.
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Jon Schlueter Megan Parsons For marketing and sales management students on the Hutchinson Campus of Ridgewater College, learning is a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job experience. Scott Christenson has completed an academic year of classroom instruction and is employed by NAPA in Glencoe. This fall, Christensen will be returning to Ridgewater in the marketing and sales management program. The marketing internship at Ridgewater College involves Scott Christensen more than simply performing job skills. The intern is under the direction of a training sponsor from his or her internship site and a coordinator from Ridgewater College. Each week the intern sets a job-related goal and then evaluates performance toward this goal at the end of the week. The intern also does a set of job-related projects to help develop merchandising skills.

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The McLeod County Historical Society and Museum will host a “thrilling murder mystery movie” premiere Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m., called “The Midnight Gavel of Judge Lynch.” But the best part of the premiere is that here at the museum, “our murders are fact, not fiction!” said Lori Pickell-Stangel, museum executive director. The premiere movie concerns the murder of Sheriff Rodgers on June 24, 1896. Current McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann, also a history buff, has spent the past several years researching the various murders in McLeod County, 15 of them from 1887 through the 1950s. But it was Sheriff Rodgers’ murder “that first caught Scott’s imagination and started it all,” Pickell-Stangel said. The accused murderers, drifters Dorman Musgrove and Henry Cingmars, were eventually lynched by Glencoe citizens for the sheriff’s murder. There is an admission cost for the movie premiere, with buttered popcorn, in the museum’s meeting room, Pickell-Stangel said. For more information, call the museum at 320-587-2109 or e-mail asa@hutchtel.net. The muesum is located at 380 School Rd. NW, Hutchinson.
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GSL After Prom group seeks fair volunteers
Would you like to get into the Minnesota State Fair for free and earn a food voucher? If so, the Glencoe-Silver Lake After Prom Committee is asking for your help to volunteer to work at the fair on Friday, Aug. 23. “We welcome any student (age 16 and older) and adults,” said Lisa Maresh, a co-spokesperson for the committee. The shifts are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., “however, if you are unable to work the entire shift, please let us know what time you are available to help,” she added. Maresh said if students need community service hours, “this would be a great opportunity to earn those hours. “We realize that everyone is busy, but any time you could spare would be appreciated,” Maresh said. “We hope this is a great fundraising opportunity for the after prom party 2014 and for future years,” she added. “Each of the committees tries to leave as much money for next year’s committee, so this will benefit classes for years to come.” Maresh said the group will try to carpool as much as possible. Those interested can contact Maresh at 320-510-0656, Mindy Lemke at 320-3101096 or Laura Donnay at 320-510-1241.
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Panther Association’s ’13 Hall inductees announced
Due to a change in the Homecoming schedule, the seventh annual Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Panther Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 11. It was originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, according to Michelle Mackenthun of the GSL Panther Association, sponsor of the event. The 2013 inductees will be Nancy (Roach) Kopperud in fine arts, and Greg Jerve, Scott Phifer, James Schmidt and Keith Stifter, all student athletes. Special recognition will also be given to the 1977 Glencoe boys’ basketball team and cheerleaders. Special recognition of inductees, team and cheerleaders will be done during the halftime of the homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 11, at the GSL Stevens Seminary Football Stadium. According to Mackenthun, new this year will be a reception, including appetizers and a cash bar, following the football game at the Glencoe Country Club. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Panther Field House or Gert & Erma’s. Tickets also will be available at the door. For more information, contact Mackenthun at 320-864-6232 or Kathy Olson at 320-864-5759.
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McLEOD COUNTY — The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has established an Emergency Storm Relief grant to address unreimbursed cleanup and repair expenses that may have been incurred as a result of the storms on June 21 in McLeod and several surrounding counties. Veterans or their surviving spouses may apply for this grant to cover their out-ofpocket expenses resulting from wind and/or flooding damage up to $1,000. Contact the McLeod County Veteran Service office for assistance in completing the required applications not later than Sept. 30. The number is 320-864-1268.
Roberts hired as new GSL School Readiness teacher
Hot news for the hot summer! GSL’s ECFE and School Readiness Preschool are pleased to announce the hiring of Marina Roberts for the fall term of School Readiness Preschool. Roberts is a graduate of St. Cloud State University in early childhood education. She is creative and enjoys using technology in her teaching. She will be at the new School Readiness location at Lincoln School Room 124 (16th Street and Pryor Avenue) on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., to meet new families or those looking for preschool in the fall. If you are thinking about preschool for the fall, but have not registered yet, please stop in to meet Roberts and see the Lincoln School classroom. Park in the school parking lot and follow signs through the construction zone to the room. There will be frozen treats. And there are still some openings available. For more information, call us at 320-864-2681.
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Hilda Sondergaard, 94, of Hutchinson
Funeral services for Hilda Anna Martha Sondergaard, 94, of Hutchinson, were held Tuesday, July 23, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. The Rev. Scott Grorud officiated. Mrs. Sondergaard died July 20, 2013, at the Glencoe Regional H e a l t h Hilda S e r v i c e s Sondergaard long-term care facility. The organist was Shirley Holtz. Soloist Bobbi Ludewig sang “How Great Thou Art.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Honorary pallbearer was Dale Carlson. Pallbearers were Jeremy Sondergaard, Jeffre Sondergaard, Ronald Sondergaard, Jay Sondergaard, Bruce Lickfett and Rick Quast. Interment was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Stewart. Hilda Anna Martha Lickfett was born April 23, 1919, in Penn Township, McLeod County, to Julius and Emma (Weishert) Lickfett. She was baptized as an infant on May 11, 1919, by the Rev. George Diemer at St. Matthew’s Church in Penn Township and confirmed in her youth on April 9, 1933, by the Rev. C.H. Kowalske, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton. She received her education at Brownton Public School District 71. On Nov. 22, 1940, Hilda Lickfett was united in marriage to Arthur Sondergaard at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton by the Rev. Kowalske. This marriage was blessed with two children. The Sondergaards resided and farmed in rural Stewart. They shared 41 years of marriage before Mr. Sondergaard died on Dec. 22, 1981. Mrs. Sondergaard held employment at Telex in Glencoe on the assembly line and as a repair clerk for almost 22 years. She retired in 1982. After her retirement, she helped the elderly in the area with housework and shopping. She was a former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart. She became a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson in 1983, when she moved from the farm to an apartment in the city. Mrs. Sondergaard enjoyed crafts of all types, latch hook, needlepoint, crocheting afghans, quilting and embroidery. She loved to make things for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing pinochle, reading and making her special rice recipe. She especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family. When Mrs. Sondergaard needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident of the Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility on May 21, 2013. She will be dearly missed. Survivors include her son, Jim (Judy) Sondergaard of Stewart; grandchildren, Jeremy Sondergaard and his special friend, Jani Tews, Jeffre (Krista) Sondergaard and Jody (Rick) Quast; greatgrandchildren, Brysen Sondergaard, Daylen Sondergaard, Briana Sondergaard, Logan Sondergaard and Hunter Quast; stepgreatgrandchildren, Kayla Petersen, Tyler (Melissa) Quast, Brandyn (Karisa) Quast and Caitlyn Quast; stepgreatgreat-grandchildren, Danika Quast, Weston Quast and Cameryn Quast; brother-inlaw, Melvin (Luella) Sondergaard of Stewart; sister-inlaw, Mae Sondergaard of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Julius and Emma Lickfett; husband, Arthur Sondegaard; daughter, Janice Sondergaard in infancy; siblings, Leila Karg and her husband, John, Hilmer Lickfett and his wife, Helen, Gilbert Lickfett and his wife, Lavon, Orville Lickfett in infancy and a sister in infancy; sisters-in-law, Marie Otto and her husband, Herman, Bertha Kruse and her husband, Christian; and brothers-inlaw, Henry Sondergaard and Henry Sondergaard. Arrangements were by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/death notices.
Obituaries Gertrude H. Noga, 76, of Glencoe
A Mass of Christian Burial for Gertrude H. Noga, 76, of Glencoe, was held Monday, July 22, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. The Rev. Anthony Stubeda was the celebrant. M r s . Noga died Wednesday July 17, 2013, at Glencoe R e g i o n a l Gertrude H e a l t h Noga Services. Pallbearers were Anthony Noga, Joshua Noga, Scott Doering, Altin Niklekaj, Mahdi Amira and Michael Harris. Honorary pallbearers were Marie Noga, Laura Noga, Randi Niklekaj, Danielle Amira, Crystal Doering, Nicole Doering and Jacqueline Noga. Interment was in the St. Pius X Catholic Cemetery in Glencoe. Gertrude H. Donnay was born July 14, 1937, in Glencoe, to Frank W. and Frances (Klobe) Donnay. She was baptized, received her first communion and was confirmed at the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Glencoe. She attended the St. Peter and Paul Catholic School and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School. Gertrude Donnay was united in marriage with Leonard R. Noga at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. This union was blessed with children Douglas, Lori, Wayne, Scott and Daniel. Mrs. Noga was employed as a telephone operator prior to working at Telex Communications in Glencoe. In 1980, she began working for Starkey Labs in Glencoe until her retirement in February 2001. Mrs. Noga was a very devoted member of the Church of St. Pius X, where she participated in serving funeral lunches, leading the rosary at the nursing home, counting and recording the offerings, and wherever help was needed. She was also a member of the Council of Catholic Women and the Glencoe VFW Auxiliary. Mrs. Noga enjoyed dancing, traveling, reading, crossword puzzles and taking pictures. She loved spending time with family and friends, attending fish fries with her husband, and following the Minnesota Twins. She enjoyed crocheting and made an afghan for each of her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her loving, caring and positive personality, who was always concerned for others. Survivors include her loving family of husband, Leonard Noga of Glencoe; children, Douglas (Margaret) Noga of Rochester, Lori (Scott) Doering of Gaylord, Wayne (Mavis) Noga of Glencoe, Scott Noga and special friend, Mona Wehde, of Hutchinson and Daniel (Rhonda) Noga of Glencoe; grandchildren, Marie Noga and fiancé Michael Harris, Laura Noga, Randi (Altin) Niklekaj, Danielle (Mahdi) Amira, Crystal Doering, Nicole Doering, Jacqueline Noga, Anthony Noga and fiancée, Daphne Martin and Joshua Noga; great-grandchild, Bensen Noga; sisters, Marie Wanous of Silver Lake and Joan Schmeling of Glencoe; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Millie Donnay of Menahga; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack Noga of Chicago, Ill., Ernest and Marilyn Noga of Isanti, Ida Noga of Belen, N.M., and Leona Donnay of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Frank and Frances Donnay; brothers and sisters, Alphonse Donnay, Pauline Ettel, Catherine Kutz, Cyril Donnay, Madonna Hausladen, Janet Donnay, Louis Donnay, Charles Donnay and Magdalene Donnay. Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. An online guest book is available at www. johnsonfh.com.
It’s not delivery, it’s homemade
It was just too hot last week to even think about cooking anything big. Luckily, I had homemade pizza crusts and sauce in the freezer for a quick dinner and little oven time. I love to order pizza and have dinner show up on my doorstep a short time later, but it doesn’t always fit into the budget. I was really excited when I happened upon recipes for make-ahead pizza crust and sauce for the freezer. Make-Ahead Pizza Crust 1-1/2 tablespoons dry yeast (2 envelopes) 4 cups flour 1/8 cup olive oil 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 1-1/2 cups warm water Add water, olive oil and yeast to bowl and let sit for a minute or two. Combine dry ingredients and knead for five minutes or mix in a stand mixer with a dough hook for five minutes. Turn dough into a warm, oiled bowl and cover. Let sit until doubled in size (around 45 minutes). Divide dough and form four to six balls. Cover and let sit for around 10 minutes. Then form into 10-14-inch pizza crusts depending on how many you are making. Bake at 500 degees for 2-4 minutes, or until they are just able to firmly hold their shape. Cool and store in the freezer for up to three months. Tip: If you plan to store these in gallon-size freezer bags, just be sure you don’t make your crust larger than your bag. I usually substitute one cup of whole wheat flour. It’s healthier, right? Pizza Sauce 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes 1 can (14-1/2 ounces)
Sherrie A. Loncorich, 44, of Brownton
Funeral services for Sherrie Ann Loncorich, 44, of Brownton, were held Monday, July 22, at Grace Lutheran Church, Brownton. The Rev. Andrew HermodsonOlsen officiated. Mrs. Loncorich died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the H e n n e p i n Sherrie C o u n t y Loncorich Medical Center in Minneapolis. The organist was Terri Helland and the pianist was Chelsie Fotis, who played “Si Bheag Si Mhor.” Soloist Rosine Hermodson-Olsen sang “Thy Holy Wings.” Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Amazing Grace.” Special CD music was “In the Arms of an Angel,” “Angels in Waiting,” and “Hallelujah.” Pallbearers were her family and friends. Sherrie Ann Loncorich was born Oct. 7, 1968, in Modesto, Calif., to Charlie Potter and Ruth Hess. She was baptized as an adult at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton. She received her education in California and received her GED and her nursing degree at Ridgewater College in Hutchinson. On Feb. 22, 1997, she was united in marriage to Cyrus “Cy” Loncorich at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton. This marriage was blessed with three children, Crystal, Hadeon and Corbin. The Loncorich family resided at Lake Marion, Collins Township area. They shared 16 years of marriage. Mrs. Loncorich was employed at Cash Wise in customer service and at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson as a certified nursing assistant. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, rural Brownton. Mrs. Loncorich was adventurous. She enjoyed fishing, traveling and reading, especially Harry Potter books. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends. Survivors include her husband, Cy Loncorich of Brownton; children, Crystal (Kyle) Peik of Hutchinson, Hadeon (Brittany) Loncorich of Hutchinson and Corbin Loncorich of Brownton; grandchildren, Xander Loncorich, Keaton Peik and Kolden Peik; father, Charlie (Linda) Potter of Fairbanks, Alaska; mother, Ruth Hess of Hutchinson; brother, Jerry (Sally) Cook of Hutchinson; sister, Rachel (Ryland) Potter of Fairbanks, Alaska; brotherin-law, Matt (Jeannine) Loncorich of New Auburn; mother-in-law, Donna Loncorich of Brownton; nieces, Haylee Loncorich, Rachel Loncorich, Angela Galante, Lisa Galante, Desiree Cook and Maria Arrendondo Lopez; nephews, Nygel Cook and Noah Potter; godson, Michael Halderson; many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her grandmothers, Dorothy Hogue and Leota Potter; father-in-law, Hank Loncorich; granddaughter, Scarlett Mae Loncorich; and niece, Hannah Mae Potter. She will be dearly missed. Arrangements were by the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Brownton. Online obituaries and guest book area available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
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Joel Phillip Lietz, 59, of Apple Valley
Joel Phillip Lietz, 59, of Apple Valley, died July 19, 2013. Visitation will be Friday, July 26, at 2 p.m., with a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. at Evergreen Church, 2300 E. 88th St., Bloomington. The Rev. Jeff Groen will officiate. Mr. Lietz was born Feb. 6, 1954, in Glencoe to John E. and Elenor (Sievert) Lietz of Brownton. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed on June 2, 1968, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. Mr. Lietz graduated from Brownton High School in 1972 and trained to become a welder. He was employed at FSI in Chaska and also Toro Company in Shakopee, where he was currently employed. Mr. Lietz enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and motorcycles. He also was talented at creating metal yard art items. Survivors include his brothers, the Rev. Robert Lietz of Oak Park, Ill., Roger (Mary) Lietz of Arlington and John (Sandi) Lietz of Hutchinson; sister, Jane (Norman) Wolfe of Vancouver, Wash.; brother-in-law, Dr. Jerry Close of Glencoe; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Elenor Lietz; brother, Randy Lietz; sisters, Ruth Close and Julie Riegert; and sister-inlaw, Donna Lietz. Memorials are preferred to Evergreen Church.
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“Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had.” — Luke 21:3-4 he gospels of Mark and Luke both tell the story of the poor widow who gives two small copper coins to the temple treasury. This would have been the rough equivalent of putting in two pennies, but Jesus tells his disciples that she has actually given more than all the others. They have given from their abundance while she has given from what she had to live on. With income inequality growing in many countries we have a much larger number of both impoverished and wealthy people and consequently a “hollowing out” of the middle class. In the United States, the U. S. Census Bureau reports that 15.9 per cent, 48.5 million Americans, fell below the poverty line in 2011, while the Wall Street Journal reports that the wealthiest 1% of Americans saw their income increase by 275% over the last three decades. What income growth there has been in the United States during the last few years has been reaped mostly by the wealthiest of us. The poor are indeed getting poorer, the rich are getting richer, and more middle class folks are falling into poverty. It is certainly nice when the wealthy share their riches, but when billionaires donate a million dollars they are literally giving one thousandth of their wealth away. When someone living below the poverty line, whose net worth may be less than zero, gives a single dollar, they are literally giving of their very life. How many of us, whether rich or poor, can actually heed the call of the gospels to give of our substance, not just our abundance?
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JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Thurs., July 25 — Wish List team meeting, 7 p.m. Sun., July 28 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Bible class, 10:20 a.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: Pastor@GraceBrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Sun., July. 28 — Worship with communion, 8:45 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Sun., July 28 — Thurs., Aug. 1 — Vacation Bible school, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., July 28 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m.; register for Aug. 4 communion; Channel 8 video. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Sun., July 28 — Worship, 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN 300 Croyden St., Stewart Wed., July 24 — Summer softball, 7 p.m. Sat., July 27 — Quilt auction at Green Lake Bible Camp. Sun., July 28 — Worship, 9:30 a.m. Wed., July 31 — Summer softball, 7 p.m. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., July 24 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., July 25 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., July 28 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, Pastor No calendar submitted. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, Pastor 612-644-0628 (cell) 320-587-5104 (church) E-mail: rlt721@hotmail.com Sun., July 28 — Worship, 9:30 a.m.; vacation Bible school begins, 6 p.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, Pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., July 24 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., July 28 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com Thurs., July 25 — Bulletin deadline. Sun., July 28 — “Time of Grace” on TV Channel 9, 6:30 a.m.; worship with communion, 9 a.m.; youth choir, 10:15 a.m. Tues., July 30 — GRHS LTC, 9 a.m.; Millie Beneke Manor, 11 a.m.; GRHS LTC, 1 p.m.; deacons, 7 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato www.platochurch.com Sun., July 28 — Worship, 10 a.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Thurs., July 25 — WELCA salad luncheon at the Gaylord Legion, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun., July 28 — Worship, 9 a.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave. S.W., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., July 24 — Prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., July 27 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., July 28 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; Motorcycle Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; all-church potluck. Wed., July 31 — Prayer time, 7 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake Mark Ford, Pastor 320-327-2452 / Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends@embarqmail.com You may be able to reach someone at the church every Tuesday through Friday. Don’t hesitate to come in (use church office door) or call, or e-mail at faithfriends@embarqmail.com. Sun., July 28 — Worship, 10 a.m.; fellowship follows worship. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Patrick Okonkwo, Associate Pastor Patrick Schumacher, Associate Pastor www.holyfamilysilverlake.org E-mail: office@holyfamilysilverlake.org Wed., July 24 — Mass at Cokato Manor, 10 a.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Thurs., July 25 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m. Fri., July 26 — Mass, 8 a.m.; meet and greet at Prairie Senior Cottages in Hutchinson, 12:30 p.m. Sat., July 27 — Bengston-Mickolichek wedding, 2 p.m.; reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., July 28 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Mon., July 29 — No Mass. 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PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner C.R. 1 and Second St. S. 77 Second Ave. S., Lester Prairie Layton Lemke, Vacancy Pastor Sun., July 28 — Worship, 9 a.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, Pastor 320-395-2125 Sun., July 28 — Lester Prairie community worship 9:30 a.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. S.W., Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, Senior Pastor Adam Krumrie, Worship Pastor Tami Smithee, Student Ministries 320-587-2668 / Fax 320-587-4290 www.shalombaptist.org Thurs., July 25 — Youth softball at Roberts Park, 1 p.m.; worship team practice, 6 p.m.; men’s softball at Roberts Park, 6:30 p.m. Sun., July 28 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; adult growth groups and Sunday school, 9 a.m.
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going on, Sprengeler said he came running like crazy, and scared the rest of the cows away. “I was on all fours when Dave came and could only manage a few breaths,” Sprengeler said. “I didn’t have any external injuries except for bruising, so he asked me if I wanted to call an ambulance. I kept trying to say yes, but I started going into shock.” By the time the ambulance arrived, Sprengeler’s lungs had collapsed. They immediately took her to the hospital in Glencoe and worked on her for a couple of hours. “I had ruptured my spleen. I was bleeding so much internally they couldn’t take care of me there,” Sprengeler said. “It was 10 p.m. by that time. They then sent me to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), which is the trauma center for our area.” Upon arrival at HCMC, Sprengeler was given 22 pints of blood, which is three times the normal amount of blood a person should have. The doctors also noted she had 17 broken ribs with multiple breaks. “No one could get the exact number of breaks,” Sprengeler said. “They operated on me until 4 a.m.” They tried to stabilize Sprengeler, and put her in an induced coma. They also put her on a ventilator for her lungs. “The last thing I remembered was telling Dave to call work,” Sprengeler said. “I woke up three weeks later on Dec. 17. Those three weeks, Dave never left Sprengeler’s side in the ICU and slept on a bench the whole time. This left their son, Kyle, to take care of the farm. “Kyle was going to school in Willmar at the time, and was able to work it out with his instructors to have his classes moved to the afternoon,” Sprengeler said. “He milked the cows in the morning, drove 70 miles to class and drove 70 miles back to do chores. It’s a huge job to do. He was so amazing.” Kyle wasn’t alone in doing the chores. Ashley, their eldest daughter working with Genex CRI of Shawno, Wis., came home for a while. Kristin, their middle child, completing her senior year at UW-Madison, had come home as well to help with the house and chores. “Kristin’s professors told her not to worry about finals, and go home to be with her mom,” Sprengeler said. “They told her to take her finals by the end of spring semester.” Their neighbor, Karen Anderson of Lester Prairie, was the first one to come over and help the family with chores, and she is still coming over to help out daily. Many other neighbors were bringing food and offering to help with chores. Sprengeler also had a CaringBridge site. Hundreds of people wrote to her, and offered their support. “There were people we didn’t even know who were wishing me well,” Sprengeler said. “I was humbled. The support and help from everyone was amazing.” Sprengeler was able to return home six weeks after the accident and a couple of weeks in physical therapy at the Knapp Center at HCMC. “It was a challenge to even stand up straight and walk. They had to lift me out of bed. I felt like such a baby,” Sprengeler said. “It was discouraging at first because the things I thought would be easy were hard. I didn’t know how I was going to get back to what I needed to do. I had to more than just show up, so I worked hard and made it through.” Sprengeler was relieved to
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‘Excited about Grace’ theme of anniversary
Grace Lutheran Church of Brownton celebrated its 125th anniversary over the weekend with a wide variety of activities, from horse-drawn wagon rides with Keith Tongen (above) on Friday night to a special worship service Sunday morning presided over by the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, left, current pastor at the church, and former pastors Larry Strenge, Don Hippe and Hans Lillejord, as well as the church choir, below. Other activities included a fun walk, ice cream social, games, a dinner and a program.
Becky Sprengeler, right, of Plato, needed 22 pints of blood after being seriously injured by one of her Brown Swiss cows last December. Now she is helping Myra Franke, left, at the Plato American Legion’s Red Cross blood drive set for Thursday, July 25, at Cross Roads West Church. The blood drive is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call Franke at 238-2370 to make an appointment. get home when she did because Kyle was getting ready to leave for basic training with the Marine Corps only days after her return home. “I got home on a Wednesday, and he left for training on that Sunday,” Sprengeler said. “He came to the hospital a little, but not a lot because of chores. We mainly communicated over the phone.” Sprengeler is now fully mended and getting ready to return to work. She will have a decreased capacity of her lungs, but is still optimistic. “The doctors couldn’t believe I was in the shape I was,” Sprengeler said of her last check up. Sprengeler doesn’t want people to think of her as a miracle, but to take this as a learning opportunity, especially her fellow farmers. “If you have a cow giving you trouble, get them off the farm,” Sprengeler said. “It doesn’t matter if she is your best milker or best genetic cow. It is not worth it in the end if someone is going to get hurt. The cow that came after me went down the road the day after the accident.” Sprengeler is OK with the cows after the accident, but is taking more precautions. “I will make sure I am not on the wrong side of the fence from any cow that could hurt me,” Sprengeler said. “I wonder how I will feel walking at fairs. I am not afraid, but I won’t be in a cow’s path. I realize that I am vulnerable. It can happen to anyone.” Dave also believes there is something to be learned from this. “People need to be aware, and don’t take things for granted,” Dave said. “There is a reason for this.”
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McLEOD COUNTY – In an effort to assist local veterans in accessing online information concerning their veteran entitlements, McLeod County Veteran Services has set up a public computer work station for use by veterans who don’t have access to a computer at home or need assistance with navigating the myriad of veteran benefits websites. The public work station is located in the Veteran Services office at the county administrative building, north of Glencoe. Veterans can stop by during regular business hours to research and apply for veteran benefits on their own. Staff will be available to assist in navigating the different veteran websites and to answer questions as needed. “McLeod County Veteran Services has been patiently waiting to provide this new and much-needed capability to local veterans,” said Jim Lauer, county veterans officer. “Many of the popular veteran benefits websites, such as MyHealtheVet (which provides access to VA health care records) and eBenefits (which allows accessing VA claims files and the filing of online benefit applications) as well as Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense information sites are setup on this public work station so they can be accessed with a simple click from the desktop,” Lauer said. Assistance is available to navigate to the veteran’s specific needs. “With the rest of the world going digital, McLeod County Veteran Services believes this new option will assist veterans who are not quite ready to take the step into the digital world on their own,” Lauer said. For more information, or to schedule your first session, contact McLeod County Veteran Services at 320-8641268.
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July 25, 26 & 27
10 - 1# pkg. Lean Ground Beef ....$29.90 ea. Jumbo Chicken Leg Qtrs. ...................79¢ lb. Lang’s Homestyle Fresh Bratwurst ......$2.99 lb.
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MnDOT late in August. Herfindahl told the Joint Powers Board that if transit systems want a say in the future, the time is now. If no progress is made by this time next year, Herfindahl indicated, MnDOT “will be much more forceful in telling you what is going to happen.” Herfindahl said that cooperation will come when transit systems realize that it could be a “win-win” situation for everyone. In particular, Herfindahl said, the smaller counties and cities could realize some benefit by no longer having the burdens of managing personnel, conducting compliance checks and maintaining vehicles, while at the same time maintaining service for their clients that is the same as or better than what is being offered now. Gary Ludwig, Trailblazer’s director, noted that Trailblazer’s expansion into the city of Hutchinson and replacing its “Hutchmobile” service proved successful, because it provided a wider range of service. The Hutchmobile only operated within the city of Hutchinson, Ludwig pointed out, while Trailblazer offered the potential of bringing customers and employees into the city from the surrounding area. Herfindahl said she would set up the meeting between the area transit systems. In other business, the Joint Powers Board heard that Trailblazer was having an easier time filling jobs with the new wage scale, and recently hired two full-time drivers and a part-time dispatcher. It is still advertising for drivers, a dispatch manager and an operations manager, Ludwig said. It also increased the meal allowance for volunteer drivers to $10 from $7.50.
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Lean Pork Steak ..................................$1.59 lb. Whole Pork Loins (20-22 lb. avg.) ............$1.89 lb.
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