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The McLeod County
Hutch bank robbery suspects in court
Two suspects in a July 17 bank robbery in Hutchinson will appear in McLeod County District Court Friday morning. Both suspects — Eric Andrew Ebbers, 25, address unknown, and Erica L. Reeves, also 25, of Kirkland, Wash., — each face one felony count of aggravated robbery in the first degree in connection with the robbery of Citizens State Bank in Hutchinson at about 3:05 p.m., Tuesday, July 17. According to a criminal complaint filed in District Court by the Hutchinson Police Department, a teller at the bank was approached by a male who “presented a note to her indicating he had a gun and demanded money.” The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, and then observed the man getting into a red car driven by a female. According to the complaint, when Reeves was apprehended, she told Hutchinson police officers “that her boyfriend and she Ebbers planned to rob a bank so they would have money.” After the robbery, local law enforcement officials chased the suspects’ vehicle, allegedly topping speeds of 90 to 100 miles per hour, south of Hutchinson, through Brownton, then back north on Highway 15 toward Hutchinson. The vehicle was finally stopped on Highway 15 near 150th south of Hutchinson, with the use of spiked “stop sticks.” Reeves was apprehended; and the male suspect, allegedly Ebbers, fled into a cornfield, Reeves and managed to elude officers until early the next morning, when he was apprehended in another cornfield northeast of Glencoe. The search for the male suspect involved officers from Hutchinson, Brownton, the sheriff’s departments from McLeod, Meeker and Carver counties, the Minesota State Patrol, the FBI and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Ebbers was arrested by McLeod and Carver county sheriff’s deputies. The criminal complaint filed against Ebbers by the Hutchinson Police Department is nearly identical to that filed against Reeves. The complaints also state that a Hutchinson police officer observed an interview with Ebbers in which “the defendant admitted that he had
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Opportunities led to new start
Editor’s note: Ray Dreier of Glencoe heard Joachim Pusch speak at a Lions gathering and thought his perspective was one that had not been heard in discussions of World War II. Dreier’s wife, Marianne, was a German refugee who came to America after the war. By Rich Glennie Editor t was not unusual in the 1960s for a World War II veteran to get into teaching. Joachim “Yogi” Pusch was no exception when he arrived at the Central School District in Norwood Young America in 1963. But he was a bit different — he was a German World War II veteran! Being a veteran of 38 brutal months on the Eastern Front in Russia during 1941-44 gave Pusch a far different perspective of the war than most veterans. And his survival after the war, first as an American prisoner of war and then as a German refugee, is equally spellbinding. Pusch, now 89 and living in Shorewood, wrote of his experiences in a booklet “Reflections of a Young German Soldier.” He said his daughter was his chief editor. He also was featured in a 2005 article in the Star Tribune after he had spoken to other veterans at the World War II History Roundtable at Fort Snelling. His talk was from a perspective most of the American veterans had never heard before. Even though he had lived in America for over 50 years, speaking at the Roundtable was the first time he had spoken of his experiences as a German soldier. “Nobody ever approached me before,” Pusch said. Pusch was part of Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. He was a forward observer in the German Wehrmacht. While he survived the harsh climate and the brutal combat conditions that was the Eastern Front, Pusch described his survival after the war in terms of being lucky, and taking advantage of the opportunities when they arose. Those opportunities allowed him to eventually emigrate to the United States in 1951, landing in Wells, Minn. ***** A native of Royn in the district of Legnitz in eastern Germany, Pusch joined the German army at age 17, and after training was assigned to the 14th Artillery Regiment of the 14th Infantry Division (motorized) that advanced as part of the central group toward Moscow in 1941 in Operation Barbarossa.
Absentee ballots now available for primary
McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer Cindy Schultz on Monday released information concerning the process for voting by absentee ballot in the Aug. 14 state primary election. Ballots for the state primary election are available to voters who will be absent from the precinct or unable to go to the polling place due to illness, physical disability, religious observance, or are serving as an election judge in another precinct. Schultz encourages those persons who plan to be out of town on election day or who are disabled and unable to go to their polling place to apply for an absentee ballot. Applications for absentee voting may be obtained from the McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer’s office in person, by mail, by e-mail (mcleod. auditor-treasurer@co.mcleod. mn.us), by fax (320-864-3268) or by visiting the McLeod County website (www.co.mcleod.mn.us). Eligible voters may cast their ballots either by mail or in person at the McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer’s office. The office has extended hours for absentee voting prior to election day. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, and Monday, Aug. 9, until 5 p.m. By mail: Apply early to make certain you can mail back or deliver your absentee ballot before election day, Schultz said. “You can return your application for absentee voting by fax, mail, or in person. If you are in the military or
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Joachim Pusch
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Joachim “Yogi” Pusch was a member of the German army during World War II and came to the United States as a refugee in 1951. His long teaching career included a stint at Central High School in Norwood Young America.
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‘Take it to the Box’ successful beyond ‘wildest dreams’
By Lori Copler Staff Writer McLeod County’s “Take it to the Box” program, implemented in April 2011, “has been successful beyond our wildest dreams,” Public Health Educator Jean Johnson told the County Board July 17. The “Take it to the Box” program is one of 53 in the state, and its goal is to take unused prescription medications out of circulation by properly disposing of them. Johnson said prescription medications have “come to the forefront” as drugs that are abused by youth. The program encourages people to get their unused medications out of the medicine cabinet and into an incinerator. Johnson said she used Rice County’s program as a model for starting a similar program in McLeod County. “It seemed to be a good way to get prescriptions out of the system,” said Johnson. The first step in starting the program was to figure out “who else needs to be at the table.” In the end, the program became a collaborative effort of several different county departments — public health, environmental services (concerned about the effects of prescription drugs being flushed down toilets on wastewater), solid waste (for disposal) and the sheriff’s department (for security and law enforcement. The County Board appropriated $5,000 toward the program, and drop boxes were set up in the McLeod County Law Enforcement Center, and the police departments in Hutchinson and Winsted. Johnson said private businesses and United Way McLeod County also contributed funds toward the project. The sheriff’s department picks up the deposited, unused drugs and make sure they are safely transported to an incinerator. Sarah Young, coordinator for the solid waste department, said that 985 pounds of unused prescription drugs were collected and properly disposed of between April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012. Deputy Pat Geiken of the sheriff’s office agreed that the efforts proved more successful than anticipated. In fact, Geiken added, he has been asked by other counties to help them launch similar programs. In other business July 17, the County Board: • Heard an update on the Extension and 4-H programs and met summer interns Jennifer Janak (Extension) and Kelly Lund (4-H). • Approved a request from the sheriff’s office to sell a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria on the county’s online auction service, as well as a forfeited 1999 Lexus ES3. • Approved the purchase of a 20channel audiolog voice logger for the new 800-megahertz radio system at a cost of $25,586, as well a twoyear agreement with Century Link to provide a backup link to the ARMER system in case the telecommunications tower in Biscay fails. • Agreed to spend $8,777 to renovate the kitchen in the board meeting room, bringing it up to code for electrical outlets, sinks and wall surfaces. • Agreed to a $12,725 contract with the University of Minnesota Extension Service for the McLeod For Tomorrow leadership program.
Weather
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Happenings
St. Pius KCs set paper drive
The Glencoe Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a paper drive July 26 through July 28. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf and the Mission in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. 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 or 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 26-27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., or Saturday, July 28, 8 a.m. to noon, at the drop location in the upper lot of St. Pius X Church in Glencoe.
Bikers’ service is July 29
Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake invite all area motorcycle and bicycle enthusiasts to its annual bikers’ Sunday service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, July 29. This service includes some motorcycles and bicycles parked inside the fellowship hall, a special message tailored for bikers, 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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Glencoe High School class of 1945
Classmates from Glencoe High School’s graduating class of 1945 got together Friday afternoon at Dubb’s Bar and Grill to celebrate their 67-year reunion. Classmates include, front, from left, Al Klobe, John Jilek, John Mullen, Pete Schlauderaff and Vic Schmidt. In the back are Myra (Mackenthun) Neitzel, DeVota (Ortloff) Stoltenow, Vivian (Droege) Krause, Joyce Boesche, Helen Mayer, Lorraine (Luehrs) Rutske and Ruth (Dammann) Kruschke.
VBS set at Grace Lutheran
Sixth graders are welcome to a fun week of vacation Bible school at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton on the days of Aug. 5-9 (Sunday through Thursday), from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests are more than welcome. To learn more or to register, call 320-328-5533 and leave a message if no one is there.
Joachim Pusch Continued from page 1
“I saw action at the Russian Front about two weeks after the actual invasion,” Pusch wrote. “Looking back, I wonder how we were able to keep going day after day with the combination of strain, stress and mental fatigue. But our training helped us to face and overcome all kinds of insurmountable conditions,” Pusch said. His actions during the campaign earned him the Iron Cross First Class, a medal reserved for close-in fighting and infantry attacks. He described how brutal the fight was in his memoirs. But the unsanitary conditions and brutal weather on the battlefield posed as serious health problems as the enemy, Pusch indicated. His memoir describes in graphic detail the conditions on the Eastern Front. It was a leg wound that finally sent him back to a hospital in Germany in June 1944. After he recuperated, he was assigned to the 256th Regiment of the 256th Volksgrenadier Division in Holland. It was on the Western Front that his part in the war ended. Pusch said the cohesion of the German army west of the Rhein River had fallen apart by the late winter and spring of 1945. Everyone was on their own. He said he and two fellow soldiers slept in barns during the day and moved during the night as they worked their way east farther into Germany. They even ran into an American tank camp. “We were lucky there were no guards,” he wrote, “It was eerie to be surrounded by enemy soldiers on all sides.” They simply kept moving, he said. As they continued to move east, he said they also ran into their own soldiers, one of whom was a Hitler youth, who questioned why they were not fighting Americans, and challenged their courage. He said the youth, about 16, was overpowered and disarmed. “We kicked him in the rear and told him to go home to his mother.” In March, he and his fellow soldiers eventually walked out of a wine cellar where they stayed, and went into town with a white flag after a night of drinking. “There were U.S. soldiers all over, but no one seemed to notice us at first. Finally, a GI asked us what we were up to, and we replied that we were surrendering. His next question was ‘Are you thirsty?’ After the previous night’s drinking, we were very thirsty,” Pusch smiled. He became a POW of the Americans for the next 365 days. ***** He said the POWs were loaded into 6-by-6 trucks and sent to POW camps in France. He estimated there were about a million German POWs crowded into these small areas south of Paris. “The food was terrible, and we slept on the ground,” Pusch said. He quickly dropped from 168 pounds to pairs on furniture. “I didn’t know a damn thing about carpentry,” he added. But his American employers seemed to like him. He applied for a job with the American Red Cross and also applied for a driver’s license at the same time. The Red Cross women “were just fantastic,” Pusch said. He drove for the Red Cross for quite a while, and the nurses always made sure he had enough to eat and a place to stay. When the air base closed, he then found a job as an interpreter for the U.S. Army’s inspector of the German POW camps. It was here that he earned his nickname “Yogi,” because the Americans could never quite pronounce Joachim. He later worked for the American counterintelligence service and met a fellow by the name of Paul Keenan. It was another opportunity, because Keenan was instrumental in getting Pusch to the United States several years later. “He (Keenan) was like a brother to me,” Pusch said of the years 1947-48. “Those were bad,” Pusch said of the post-war years in the late 1940s and early 1950s. “Many people gave up (committed suicide).” But he said many, like himself, looked for opportunities. “You all need to keep good connections,” he added. “Sometimes things happen out of the blue.” Keenan, who was being transferred, asked him one day why he “was still here? I said ‘Where am I going to go?’” Keenan suggested he go to the United States, but a sponsor was needed first. An aunt of Keenan’s wife lived in Wells, Minn. After the aunt made an announcement for a sponsor in her Wells church, and no one stepped forward, she did and became Pusch’s sponsor. Pusch said there was nothing left for him in Germany, although his brother and mother had survived the war. The country was still devastated. In 1951, he left for America by boat and landed in New York. “It was overwhelming for me,” Pusch said of his first impressions. “I had no concept of how big this country was.” Keenan, now settled in Washington, D.C., eventually drove Pusch to Wells, where he began work on the sponsor’s farm and in a local canning factory. He eventually went back to school at the ag school on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. He said that was not always pleasant being an older student among students who had not had his experiences. “There also were some nasty remarks about Germans,” he said. He met and married his wife while in the Twin Cities, and they went on to have four children. After he earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture, he worked in Fillmore County as a 4-H coordinator. The program had about 250 4Hers when he started and was up to 800 when he left. “I liked to work with kids, and the farmers liked what I was doing,” Pusch said. He became an ag instructor at Central High School from 1963-66. He also taught adult farmer classes at Norwood Young America before returning to the University of Minnesota, where he earned his master’s degree in education and taught at Anoka-Hennepin Technical College. He retired in 1991.
Music by the Pond July 26
Grand Meadows, 1420 Prairie Ave., Glencoe, will host Music by the Pond on Thursday, July 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The entertainment is provided by the Froemming Family Singers from Grove City, a young family of performers who sing bluegrass and gospel music. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and enter through the front entry door. If you have questions, call 320-864-5577.
GHS class of 1967 to reunite
The Glencoe High School graduating class of 1967 is planning a 45-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 11. The group also is looking for “lost classmates,” and volunteers to help with the reunion details. Call 612-501-0228 for more information.
Joachim Pusch, 1944 108 pounds, he added. But he added, “The Americans had some good ideas about free labor (German POWs) to help with something.” They were put to work. As an NCO fluent in English, Pusch said he was recruited to form three companies of men to work. They filled 6-by-6 trucks with gravel using shovels. The work gave him the opportunity to get out of the POW camp at times and resulted in additional food. “The food was so good, but we all got sick from diarrhea,” Pusch said. Pusch later was recruited to form work companies of POWs with specific skills. He was among the first German POWs to return to Germany, where they worked on repairing the Rhein Main Airport that had been destroyed by the Allies during the war. He said that was a blessing because they were fed C rations, K rations and even got cigarettes. The German POWs also built their own camp watch towers, barracks and strung their own barbwire, Pusch said. He was released exactly a year later on March 22, 1946, and told “You’re on your own. I didn’t know what to do.” By this time his home town was now a part of Poland. Most of the major German cities were in ruins from Allied bombings during the war. So he hopped on a train and went to Bavaria where he heard there were jobs with the American occupation forces. He stopped in Straubing, Bavaria, and stood on the rail platform not knowing what to do in a place he had never seen before. He was told by fellow refugees that there was an old Army barracks where he could stay. “It was March, and it was cold as hell,” Pusch said. “But at least I had a roof over my head.” He was later put up with a family for a time because he was considered a refugee. Pusch said he struggled again with, “What am I going to do, and where am I going to go?” Another opportunity came when the air base at Straubing was looking for a janitor, which later led to a job on the base as carpenter doing re-
Summer musical tickets
Hutchinson Theatre Company’s summer musical is “Singin’ in the Rain.” Thrivent members can get a discount on tickets and can select from either the Wednesday, Aug 8, at 7 p.m., or the Saturday, Aug 11, at 2 p.m., performance at the Hutchinson High School auditorium. A discount is available to the first 100 tickets that are reserved by Thrivent members. You must reserve the tickets by Aug. 1 by calling Jerry Haag at 320-587-5837, then pick up your tickets at the box office.
Music in Park series finale
The Glencoe Lions Club’s Music in the Park series finishes at Oak Leaf Park on Wednesday, July 25. Chuck and Jason Thiel will provide the entertainment. The Glencoe Lions Club will serve food and refreshments. Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Bring a chair. Proceeds from the events go toward the Glencoe Lions’ community projects.
Plato blood drive Thursday
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 26, at Crossroads West (formerly Oakview Community Church) near Plato. For an appointment or more information, contact Ken or Myra Franke at 320-238-2370.
Music in Park continues
Silver Lake’s Music in the Park series continues Thursday, July 26, in Silver Lake City Park, with Alice and the Old Boys performing. Food will be served at 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7 p.m. The sponsoring organization is the Mariner’s Club of Faith Presbyterian. Bring a lawn chair. Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. In case of bad weather, the event will move to the Silver Lake Auditorium. Music in the Park will be held each Thursday through Aug. 2.
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The Glencoe Senior Citizens Club will meet Tuesday, July 31, at 12:30 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 2, at 12:30 p.m., in the senior room at the Glencoe City Center. Sheephead and 500 will be played at both meetings. All area seniors are welcome to attend. The seniors also are looking for canasta and pinochle players, and are open to suggestions for other board and card games.
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The Crow River Area Youth Orchestra (CRAYO) is seeking board members who have backgrounds in business, accounting or banking. Other professionals are welcome to serve, also. People interested should be willing to advocate for youth orchestra programming and high level music opportunities in the Crow River region. Go to www.crayo.org for more information or call 320-5877220. To be included in this column, items for Happenings must be received in the Chronicle office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday of the week they are to be published.
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Area News
Winsted celebrates 125th
WINSTED — Winsted is combining its 125th anniversary with the 39th-annual Summer Festival from Monday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 12, the Herald Journal reported. The grand parade is scheduled for 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12, with special events planned each day.
Man arrested for firing gun
HUTCHINSON — The Hutchinson Leader reported that Kelly James Davis, 36, of Bend, Ore., was arrested by Barnes County, N.D., sheriff’s deputies. Davis was accused of aiming a pistol at man and then shooting into the ground at a home in Hutchinson on July 7. He then fled. When apprehended, North Dakota deputies found two handguns in Davis’ vehicle, a rifle and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Davis was charged with felony second-degree assault in McLeod County District Court.
Burglars target grocery stores
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2012-13 Pola-Czesky queen candidates
This year, four young ladies are vying for the title of PolaCzesky Queen. Candidates are, from left to right, Kayla Schermann, Chrissy Helmbrecht, Alexis Hanson and Sam Johnson. The queen coronation is set for Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m. in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
4 vie for Pola-Czesky queen Aug. 5
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer Four young ladies are vying for the 2012-13 title of Pola-Czesky Queen. The royalty candidates are: Sam Johnson, 16; Chrissy Helmbrecht, 16; Alexis Hanson, 16; and Kayla Schermann, 16. ***** Sam Johnson is the daughter of Tim and Jennell Johnson. “I decided to run for queen because I thought it’d be an interesting experience. I have never done anything like this before, and I thought I would expand my horizons,” Johnson said. The candidates were asked to describe what it is like living in a small community. “In a small community, almost everyone knows each other or has some type of relation. The community feels like a huge family, and neighbors help each other freely,” she said. “In a larger community, you are just a number, but in Silver Lake, you are a valuable community member,” she said. At Pola-Czesky Days, Johnson’s favorite event is the lip sync contest. “When I first saw lip sync, I thought they were actually singing and I thought, ‘Wow, that is so cool!’ Even though I know better now, I still enjoy it,” she said. Johnson is involved in a number of activities outside of school. She has been involved with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Silver Lake for about seven years, and she has been involved with karate for nine years. She has also been on the “A” honor roll throughout junior high and high school, and she has participated in the science fair, knowledge bowl, fall and spring musicals, and choir and band. Johnson also enjoys drawing, biking, swimming and watching movies. After high school, she plans to go to college and major in art, science and another field. “I also plan to get a job as a scientist and sell art on the side. I also want to travel around the world and learn about different cultures,” she said. ***** Chrissy Helmbrecht is the daughter of William and Bridget Kilgore, and she has three siblings: Justine, 11, Cassie, 17, and Jesse Stoeher, 19. “I wanted to run for PolaCzesky Queen to try something different. Also, my older sister, Cassie, ran and is princess, and I always wanted to be like my older sister,” Helmbrecht said. “I love living in such a small town. Small towns bring people closer together. You see more people you know, and people actually wave to you and say, ‘hello,’” she said. Helmbrecht said her favorite part about Pola-Czesky Days is the parade. “I love seeing all of the different kinds of floats and meeting the princesses from other towns,” she said. Outside of school, Helmbrecht helps with vacation Bible school at Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake, and she volunteers at the animal shelter. “At GSL (Glencoe-Silver Lake High School), I also play volleyball in the fall, and during the winter, I compete in gymnastics,” she said. “I lettered for the first time this year! And during the spring, I go out for track just for fun,” she said. Helmbrecht’s hobbies include drawing and spending time with animals. After high school, she hopes to attend school in Mankato to become an art teacher. “Or possibly a zoologist,” she added. ***** Alexis Hanson is the daughter of Ed and Wanda Hanson, and she has one sister, Brittany, 19. “Joan (Paulson) sent us this letter at school about running for Pola-Czesky Queen, and I thought it would be a fun experience. I’m already having a lot of fun. I never usually do stuff like this, so I thought I’d try it,” she said. Hanson said growing up in Silver Lake has been a great experience for her. “I have been in Silver Lake my whole life, and growing up here was great because I got to really know the people around me. My family didn’t stop with our household. It went throughout the community,” she said. At Pola-Czesky Days, Hanson said she looks forward to the parade. “I love just seeing all of the floats and meeting other people,” she said. Hanson is employed at Molly’s Cafe. For extracurricular activities, Hanson has helped at the malt station at Pola-Czesky Days, and she has helped Lisa Blazinski at the Lincoln Junior High School library. “I was also in choir for two years,” she said. Hanson also enjoys fishing and camping. “Lately, I have been teaching myself how to play piano,” she added. After high school, Hanson plans to attend college in the Twin Cities for genetic engineering. ***** Kayla Schermann is the daughter of Mary Mickolichek and Kevin Schermann. She has two siblings: Jamie Maire, 15, and Jason Maire, 6. “I wanted to run for PolaCzesky Queen because I wanted to get to know more people and represent this town. I thought it’d be a fun experience,” Schermann said. “I feel that Silver Lake is a great town to grow up in because of all the loving people and all of the opportunities one finds within a small community,” she said. Schermann says she looks forward to events like Music in the Park and Pola-Czesky Days every year. “My favorite part of Pola-Czesky Days would have to be the parade and the Polka Mass. I love celebrating our heritage,” she said. Schermann works as a nanny for two small children. In school, she is involved in pep band and band. “In seventh grade, I made blankets for the McLeod County Domestic Violence organization, and I am also involved in church and Vacation Bible School,” she said. In her free time, Schermann likes to camp, rollerblade, bike and walk. After high school, she plans on attending college in the cities to study health information technology. ***** The Pola-Czesky coronation will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 5, in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA — The Norwood Young America Times reported that area grocery stores are being targeted by burglars after two stores were hit within 24 hours. One of the stores was Econofoods of NYA and the other was Marketplace Foods in Watertown. At Watertown, the burglars made off with about $7,000 in cash and cigarettes. At Econofoods in NYA, the glass in the exit doors was broken to gain entry, and the burglars stole cigarettes and cough medicine. Damage to the doors was estimated at $1,500, and about $800 in merchandise was taken. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office did not think the two burglaries were related, the Times reported.
3 pickups stolen, recovered
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Enterprise reported that three pickup trucks were reported stolen from Hutchinson Co-op along Highway 5 over the weekend of July 13-15, and all were later recovered. But all three were missing catalytic converters, and the keys were left in the vehicles. Two of the pickups were recovered in a drainage ditch on County Road 9 about four miles north of Arlington and another about five miles northwest of Arlington.
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“Blood donations through the American Red Cross are at the lowest they have been in 15 years, due to extreme heat, severe storms and the midweek Independence Day holiday,” said Charleen Engelmann, Glencoe community blood drive coordinator. “A public appeal in late June briefly stopped the decline, but the effect was temporary and the situation remains tenuous,” Engelmann said. “There continues to be an emergency need for all blood types this summer.” Engelmann added, “Call our scheduler Nelda at 320-8643475 and set up an appointment for the Aug. 1 blood drive at the (air-conditioned) Glencoe City Center ballroom.” Hours are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The early hours are fully booked up, she added. “With your help, we can reverse the decline in donations and ensure an adequate blood supply for patients all summer long,” Engelmann said. “As always, we appreciate your support of the Red Cross mission.”
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Police were called to assist on a medical call at Grand Meadows Senior Living at 6:51 p.m., Monday. A car fire was reported at 9:05 p.m., Tuesday, in the 200 block of 10th Street. It was mostly out by the time the police arrived. At 10:07 p.m., Tuesday, police were called to a home in the 600 block of West 9th Street concerning a threat. When they arrived, a suspect fled on foot, but was apprehended and jailed. On Thursday, police were called about a bicycle that was found in the 1200 block of Abbott Avenue. At 2:45 p.m., Friday, a Trailblazer Transit driver reported five females from the Seneca housing units were seen exchanging cash for a “white substance in clear, small bags on the transit bus.” The five were dropped at the Seneca housing facility. On Saturday, at 3:16 a.m., a father in the 1600 block of Knight Avenue called police to “discipline” his 15-year-old son, who was “playing his computer game too loud and wouldn’t listen to him when he told him to turn it down.” The father reported he took the computer modem away. Police explained to the father that it was a parenting issue and that his son had not violated any law by playing his computer too loud. Police received a call at 2:24 a.m., Saturday, that a ladder was leaning against a dumpster behind Century Link. Wires appeared to have been taken out of the dumpster and were found next to the ladder. On Saturday, a person in the 700 block of 9th Street reported that a man had broken into his mother’s house and gained entry through a window. At 11:15 p.m., Sunday, police issued verbal warnings to three juveniles who were playing in the new building site on 13th Street. Their parents also were called. Police received a report of a possible hit-and-run accident at 9:32 a.m., Monday, in the 1900 block of 9th Street. A boys’ 20-inch freestyle bicycle was found in the 700 block of 10th Street on Monday. It is mint green in color. A theft was reported at a residence in the 1200 block of Baldwin Avenue on Monday evening.
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Council eyes solution to vexing ‘snowbird’ ordinance debate
Our view: There needs to be more public discussion before a total parking ban takes place
esidents of Glencoe are faced with this problem every year: Where to park their cars in the winter months when snow needs to get plowed from city streets. Last week, Glencoe City Council started the process of ending the annual debate and confusion surrounding its “snowbird” ordinance by amending the ordinance to ban all on-street parking from Nov. 1 to April 1. Period. While that sounds like a great, and simple, solution, the idea has been offered as a solution in the past and never seems to stick. A major issue is when it is not snowing and the streets do not need to be plowed. Why cannot people park on the street in front of their homes at those times? Is not the total ban of on-street parking a bit harsh when plowing is not being done? Last winter’s lack of snowfall is a prime example. There are a number of sides to this issue. City Council has sided with its city snowplow drivers, who face the hazards of plowing around vehicles, and city law enforcement officers, who have to ticket and tow those “snowbirds.” City staff has often come before the Council and expressed frustrations with “snowbirds” parked where city snowplows need to plow. They often have to go around the parked vehicles on the first pass, and return later to clean up. That causes more expense to the city and its taxpayers, and strains city snow removal budgets. Plow drivers are out during snow events from about 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. clearing streets, but vehicle owners
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may not always remember to move their vehicles in time before heading for bed. When they wake up the next day and their vehicles have been tagged or towed, or both, their frustration heightens. It is expensive to get their vehicles out of the impound lot. Police Chief Jim Raiter admits the current ordinance, which now allows for on-street parking between snow events, is a pain for law enforcement and confusing to residents. Especially confusing is the requirement that parking is banned until plows return to finish the curb-to-curb clearing required by the ordinance. Glencoe city councils have struggled with this “snowbird” dilemma for many years. A perfect solution has been very elusive. This solution, which received the first of three readings last week, is not perfect either. Of all the ordinances in the city, this one has been the most vexing for city officials and the public alike. The public needs to wade into this debate by contacting city staff, their elected council members and the mayor and let them know what you think. Before this ordinance amendment is enacted, there needs to be more discussion. It seems the total ban, although very clear and straight forward, may not be the best solution. Perhaps someone out there has a better option than this one-size-fits-all approach. It reminds us of the old school appoach of punishing the whole class for the behavior of a few. That did not go over real well, either. — R.G.
Lots of entertainment every 4 years
Every four years, there comes an event which offers many of us lots about which to write and even more of us lots of entertainment. Nope, I’m not referring to the United States presidential election, even though that does afford quite a little attention. It’s the Olympics. And this year’s Olympics will get under way this week in London. Guess the first time I became aware of the games was in 1932 when Johnny Weissmuller set the sporting world on its ears with his swimming. And his great showing in the Olympic games propelled him to stardom in Hollywood as Tarzan. Man, could that guy swim! Most Americans interested in sports in the Golden Age of sports — the era that gave us Jack Dempsey, Red Grange, Bronko Nagurski, Gene Tunney and Lou Gehrig —like to rank the exploits of the young man from Ohio State, Jesse Owens, as a high point of Olympic achievement. Jesse walked off with gold in the 100-, 200-dash and 440-yard relay as well as first in the long jump at the Berlin games. Germany’s dictator, Adolph Hitler, close, medal totals tend to be quite evenly divided. Yet, through the years, American athletes have given excellent accounts for themselves and their country. Not only have American athletes done exceedingly well in the competition, but those with Minnesota connections have made those of us from the Gopher state quite boastful. In 1960 and 1980, the U.S. Olympic hockey teams featured quite a few Minnesotans. Some of America’s top skiers, both male and female, have been Minnesotans. Track and field competitors from Minnesota have been contributors to U.S. medal totals, while wrestlers from our state have taken a fair share of medals. And in this year’s games, Hutchinson’s Lindsay Whalen is a key player on the U.S. basketball team. (It couldn’t get much closer to us than that.) So, on with the games. Good luck to our athletes. May the best teams win! Chuck Warner, former owner/publisher of the Brownton Bulletin from 1953 to 1986, is a current member of the Brownton City Council.
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was so upset that a black athlete from the United States could dominate the games that he walked out. His claim of racial superiority had been dashed, and dashed in a huge way. While Jesse’s achievements headline our memories of the games, the assault on the gold medal count by Bonnie Blair, Michael Phelps, the U.S. hockey team, the U.S. basketball team, and many more have given sports-crazy Americans much about which to be proud. Not for a moment should one suggest the games have been an American run-away. Athletes from other nations have excelled in many areas. Competition has been extremely
Letters to Editor Simple: Make it an inch of snow
To the Editor: Well, the city is at it again. They want to change the snowbird (ordinance) because of confusion. No parking on city roads from Nov. 1 to April 1. The question should be, why is it confusing to people? The simple answer is no one knows when the city is going to plow roads. The plowing has been so inconsistent, people don’t know if the city is going to plow at a 1/2 inch or three inches. I’ve seen the city plow at a 1/2 inch and not plow at three inches. If the city wants to get rid of this confusion, they should do as the people have asked before, put in an inch limit. Simple enough. Put in an inch limit saying if it snows this much, we will be plowing. That would end the confusion of when people need to be off the roads. Brian Schlagel Glencoe
Letters to Editor Gruenhagen clarifies some of his recent remarks
To the Editor: I appreciate the reporting in last week’s Chronicle of my comments regarding the past legislative session. Since communication is an imperfect art, I would like to make a few clarifying comments. It was reported in the article that I was the author of a bill to repay the school districts funding “shift.” I want to clarify that I was not the author of the bill, but I did strongly support and vote for this bill. It was later vetoed by the Governor because he said he believed it to be fiscally irresponsible to repay part of the school shift. (Ironically, the Governor did not believe it was fiscally irresponsible to subsidize a billionaire to build a new stadium.) I also voted for a bill to end school shifts as a tool to solve any future state budget crisis. Finally, I’d like to include some additional information about the projected state pension shortfall. According to the PEW Research and Analysis in its June 2012 State Fact Sheet, Minnesota public retirement plans currently have a liability of $58.8 billion and Minnesota has fallen $13 billion short in setting aside money to pay for it. Keep in mind that state taxpayers are legally obligated to make up this shortfall. The current guaranteed rate of return on investment (ROI) is 8 percent. In the last decade, the actual ROI was 5.8 percent. This means that if the lower rate of return continues, this pension deficit will only grow exponentially in the future. The majority of national economists and our state demographer believe we will see ROIs of under 5 percent in the coming decade due to the large number of retiring baby boomers, and the impact this will have on U.S. economic growth. Let me add that Minnesota is in better shape on the projected pension shortfall than many other states in the nation. Nationwide, the total projected public pension shortfall is approximately $3.5 trillion. None of this shortfall is reported when talking about state or federal deficits. This shortfall is in addition to those deficits. The longer we kick the can down the road in our efforts to solve this problem, the more painful the solution will be for all Minnesotans. Furthermore, because these public pensions are “defined benefit” plans, meaning the benefits are guaranteed, any changes need to be negotiated with the public unions. In contrast, most private sector plans utilize “defined contributions” or 401K plans where the benefits adjust automatically to market returns. If state public pension plans had been defined contributions (such as 401K plans), the benefits would have automatically adjusted to market returns, and we would not be looking at a $13 billion shortfall. This would be true on both a state and national level. We need a public discussion on this issue. I firmly believe that well intentioned citizens, from both union and non-union sectors, can reasonably and amicably solve this problem facing our state. Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen Glencoe
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Do you agree with Glencoe City’s Council plans to ban all on-street parking in the city between Nov. 1 and April 1? 1) Yes 2) No Results for most recent question: With a roundabout scheduled at the intersection of Highway 15 and the airport road in Hutchinson in 2013 and another at the north end of Morningside Avenue project in Glencoe in 2014, what is your opinion of roundabouts ? Love them — 18% Hate them — 40% Don’t care just as long as traffic improves — 42%
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Dakoka Conflict programs planned
The Glencoe Public Library will be hosting the Bringing Books to Life Trunk Program; “Understanding the U.S. & Dakota Conflict of 1862, 150 Year Later” on July 31 at 4 p.m. for preschool through fourth graders and at 5 p.m. for fifth and sixth graders. The adult and teen presentation is Thursday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Glencoe Library. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Conflict of 1862. This tragic event in Minnesota history changed the lives of the early settlers and native people forever. The McLeod County libraries and the McLeod County Historical Society focused this year’s Trunk Program on the book, “Through Dakota Eyes.” The program’s presenter will be the personal story of a mixed-blood Dakota and Anglo woman in Minnesota leading up to and during the Dakota War. Attendees will learn how the cultural differences of the Dakotas and white settlers present a unique perspective on the causes, the battles and the aftermath of the war. This program is presented with funds from the Legacy Act, bringing history and culture to the citizens of Minnesota. No registration is needed and the programs are free. ***** The summer reading pro-
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By Jackee Fountain gram for children ages 5-12 continues on Wednesdays; ages 5-7 at 10 a.m. and ages 8-12 at 11 a.m. This year’s theme, “Dream Big-Read,” has presented the children with topics such as: Minnesota Tall Tales, Nocturnal Animals and Owlfest. The readers have enjoyed games, presentations, crafts, and also make trips to the library’s children’s section to check out books. The young readers are logging their minutes of reading each day. The calendars will be collected to award prizes. Teen summer reading program sessions are on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. The teen group has enjoyed activities and book talks with the theme, “Own the Night.” The summer reading program is sponsored by local businesses and the Friends of the Glencoe Library. ***** Best-selling novels are available at the library from these authors: James Patterson, Lauraine Snelling, James Lee Burke, Catherine Coulter, Ace Atkins, Iris Johansen, Daniel Silva, E.L. James, Jennifer Weiner and J.A. Jance. Juvenile chapter books include latest “Artimis Fowl” by Eoin Colfer, “Big Nate” book by Lincoln Peirce, and the “Conspiracy 365” series from Gabrielle Lord. Several new series have been processed for the young adult readers. ***** The Friends of the Glencoe Library will have its monthly meeting Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. The agenda includes volunteer sign-ups for the brat stand and library activity room update. The Friends of the Library will be have a fund raiser at the Coborn’s brat stand from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25. The library continues to serve the Glencoe community with positive and needed services. The Glencoe Public Library is looking for patrons to be-friend us on Facebook, sign up for the NOVELLIST e-newsletter, and visit the library website for more information at www.GlencoePub licLibrary.webs.com.
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History comes to life
This year, 2012, is the 150th anniversary of the Dakota uprising of 1862, an event that had prominence in the history of this area. The McLeod County Historical Society is commemorating the anniversary with a series of events this summer, including programs at local libraries and tours of area monuments denoting significant events in the uprising. Above, Lori Pickel-Stangel, director of the McLeod County Historical Museum, portrays Nancy McClure Faribault, a Dakota-Anglo woman whose autobiography, “Through Dakota Eyes,” includes an account of the capture of her family during the uprising. She presented the program at the Brownton Public Library Monday evening, dressed in historical garb and bringing several items of the period, including a “carpet bag,” shown at right.
Health department renews GRHS designation as Level III hospital
Glencoe Regional Health Services’ (GRHS) designation as a Level III Trauma Hospital was renewed by the Minnesota Department of Health on June 12. GRHS voluntarily participated in the intense designation process, which included an outside review of its resources and capabilities to care for trauma patients. GRHS met all standards for commitment, clinical and equipment resources and staff training. The designation is valid for three years. “For a severely injured person, the time between sustaining an injury and receiving definitive care is called ‘the golden hour’ because it is the most important predictor of survival. The statewide trauma system decreases an injured person’s ‘time-to-care’ by ensuring that their medical needs are appropriately matched with hospital resources,” says Chad Robbins, general surgeon at GRHS. “A Level III designation reflects the abilities and commitment of everyone at Glencoe Regional Health Services to provide immediate, life-saving care.” Robbins also serves as vice chair of Minnesota’s State Trauma Advisory Council (STAC). STAC was established by the Minnesota Legislature to advise the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health on the development, maintenance and improvement of Minnesota’s statewide trauma system. Level III designation requires GRHS to meet standards, including 24/7 coverage by board-certified surgeons and emergency physicians, dedicated trauma program leadership and management, advanced trauma training for staff, participation in the statewide trauma registry and continuous quality improvement processes for trauma care. Reviewers also praised GRHS’ new full-time advanced life support ambulance service, calling it a “great asset to the community.” Traumatic injuries claim the lives of about 2,400 Minnesotans each year. States with trauma systems have experienced 15 percent to 20 percent increases in trauma survival rates. Minnesota began developing a comprehensive statewide trauma system in August 2005. For more information, visit www.health. state.mn.us/traumasystem/. Currently, four Minnesota hospitals are designated Level I trauma hospitals, 11 hospitals are designated at Level II, 33 hospitals are designated at Level III and 82 hospitals are designated at Level IV. Other Level III trauma hospitals include: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis; Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina; Hutchinson Area Health Care, Hutchinson; Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park; Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar; and Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia. Glencoe Regional Health Services was founded in 1941. It includes a primary-care clinic, 25-bed critical access hospital, a 110-bed nursing home and a 40-unit independent senior housing complex in Glencoe, and outpatient clinics in Lester Prairie and Stewart. For more information, visit www.grhsonline.org.
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Music, dessert in the park
Jerome Kadlec and Jimmy Wendolek, above, furnished music for Brownton’s Music in the Park concert July 18, hosted by the Brownton Women’s Club. Enjoying dessert, at right, are, left to right, Donna Gehrke, Norma Witte, Janice Goebel (back to camera), Orland Witte, Shirley Lindeman (standing) and Joy Draeger.
Thurs., July 26 — AA Group Mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-2125290 for info. Mon., July 30 — Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30 p.m.; Brownton Senior Citizens Club, 1 p.m., Brownton Community Center. Tues., July 31 — Narcotics Anonymous, Brownton Community Center, 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 — AA Group Mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info. Aug. 5-9 — Grace Lutheran Vacation Bible School, 6-8 p.m., call 320-328-5533 to register or for more info.
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Brownton class of 1957
The Brownton High School class of 1957 held its 55-year class reunion at Peters on Lake Ripley on July 6. Those attending included, front row, from left, Dale Peters, Donna (Hanke) Jannicke, George Wehking, Janice (Wagner) Moritz, Granice (Arnold) Jensen and Carole (Lohrenz) Barlage. In the back are the Rev. Robert Lietz, Larry Husfeldt, Marlys (Schatz) Kurtzweg, DuWayne Paehlke, Marilyn (Schmidt) Sell, Janet (Jensen) Lohrenz, Kenneth Raiber and Jerome Streich.
22 Brownton seniors met on Monday
Twenty-two Brownton senior citizens met Monday at the community center. Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners: 500, Jerome Ewert, first, and Gladys Rickert, second; pinochle, Pearl Streu, first, and John Hubert, second; and sheephead, Ruby Streich, first, and Delores Streich, second. Ordella Schmidt won the door prize. Lil Lindeman served refreshments. The next meeting is Monday, July 30, at 1 p.m.
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Shaunte Crowley-Pierce and Andrew Von Lange of Stewart announce the birth of their daughter, Nova Starr Von Lange, on July 7, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Nova weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 193/4 inches long. Her older sister is Kaydence CrowleyPierce. Grandparents are Ruben and Stacey Pierce of Belle Fourche, S.D., Laura Fair of Maplewood and John Von Lange of North Branch.
Applicants are being recruited for the 2012-13 McLeod For Tomorrow Leadership Program. The program is designed to help participants gain an indepth understanding of their personal leadership style, develop a base of leadership knowledge and skills, and build personal and professional networks with community leaders and organizations throughout McLeod County. The nine-session program takes participants into each of the communities in McLeod County. Sessions feature a mix of leadership study using a variety of active adult learning techniques, including tours of local businesses, farms, county and municipal facilities, and local natural resources. Leadership trainings are led by professional University of Minnesota Extension educators and include topics on personal leadership, conflict management, team building,
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Retirement Party
26 Years with the Glencoe Police Department
Open House
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Kevin Dietz
Lindemans announce birth
Tony and Laura Lindeman of Brownton announce the birth of their daughter, Claire Elizabeth, on June 18, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Claire weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 18-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Ron and Deb Donnay of Glencoe and Kevin and Penny Lindeman of Brownton.
Sponsored by St. Peter Lutheran Church Take-outs available.
Weddings Walker — Youngblood
April Walker and Nathan Youngblood were united in marriage May 20, 2012, at Nazareth Chapel in St. Paul. The groom’s grandfather, Dr. Ronald Youngblood, performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Ryan and Laurie Walker of Ripon, Wis., and Glenn and Lynnet Youngblood of Plato. The maid of honor was Carol Lam, and bridesmaids were Carrie Carter and Hannah Youngblood. The flower girl was Emmaline Abubo. The best man was Jack Houlton. Groomsmen were Steve Friebe and Johnny Youngblood. A reception and dinner were held at Northwestern College in St. Paul. After a wedding trip to Cozumel, Mexico, the couple
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JEAN PITTMAN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY
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Daughter for Rodriguez family
Eduardo and Kristin Rodriguez of Chaska announce the birth of their daughter, Danika Sylvia, on July 9, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Danika weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Her older siblings are Katherine and Kierra. Grandparents are Kathy Olson of Glencoe and Olivia Rodriquez of Eagle Pass, Texas.
Your presence is your gift.
60th Anniversary Open House honoring Roylan & Leola Schmidt
Good Samaritan Home, 333 W. 5th St, Waconia 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2012
The event is hosted by their family. Your presence will be their gift.
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Hermodson-Olsen on list
Teresa Hermodson-Olsen, Brownton, has been named to the dean’s list at St. Catherine University. HermodsonOlsen, a 2008 graduate of McLeod West, is a first-year student.
April and Nathan Youngblood resides in Minneapolis. The bride is an office assistant at Northwestern College. The groom is a research assistant at the University of Minnesota.
Schoenrocks announce birth
Eric and Jennifer Schoenrock of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Josephine, on July 9, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Elizabeth weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21-1/2 inches long. Her older siblings are Haley Eggersgluess and Owen Schoenrock. Grandparents are Bill and Linda Schoenrock of Roseville, Juli Schoenrock and Dave Lang of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Jo Crill of Champlin. Great-grandparents are Jeff and Linda Crill of Onalaska, Wis., Tom and Olive Pinske of Plato and Barb Crill of Faribault.
Nightly Specials
Mon.- Hamburger night Tues.- Garlic Shrimp 5-8pm w/ salad bar & baked potato $6.95 Wed.- Cook’s choice Thurs.- 8oz. Sirloin 5-8pm w/ salad bar & baked potato $6.95
Sunday Brunch
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5-8pm- Hamburger Steak $6.95 w/ salad bar & baked potato
‘Singin’ in the Rain’ coming to Hutch stage
Hutchinson Theatre Company presents its summer musical, “Singin’ in the Rain,” Aug. 8-11 at the Hutchinson High School Auditorium. The show, popularized on the big screen 60 years ago by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, features memorable tunes such as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Make ‘em Laugh” and “Good Morning.” The underlying story line, the transition of the Hollywood film industry from silent to talking pictures, has been featured in two Oscar winning movies this past year, “The Artist” and “Hugo.” In a world where we are faced with ever-changing technology, it is fascinating to get a glimpse into the impact of this monumental technological change introduced in the 1920s, conveyed in a romantic musical comedy. Director Randy Wilson promises a show filled with fine toe-tapping music by its actors and orchestra, energetic dance numbers, colorful sets, exciting costuming, and …. rain! The cast of 30 is made up of actors from Hutchinson, Glencoe, Litchfield, Howard Lake and Arlington. Featured are veteran community theatre actors, as well as some making their community theatre acting debut in this HTC production. Curtains open at 7 p.m. on performances Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 8-10, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, in air-conditioned comfort at the Hutchinson High School Auditorium. Tickets are available online at www.hutchtheatre.org, at the Hutchinson Chamber and Visitors Bureau, and at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Hutchinson Theatre Company has provided quality theatrical entertainment for over 10 years, with shows such as “On Golden Pond,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Odd Couple,” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” On the production schedule for this fall is a dinner theatre production of “Twelve Angry Men,” which will be held at the Crow River Winery. Inquiries about upcoming productions or about how to get involved in Hutchinson Theatre Company may be directed to info@hutchtheatre. org.
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Drawing 6-7pm
Wednesday Biker Night
Prizes @ 6:30pm SUNDAY, AUG. 12
Bean Bag Tournament outside - Noon Crow River Cutters
Friday & Saturday
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Son born to Wanous family
Daniel and Trisha Wanous of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Jase Daniel, on July 15, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jase weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19-3/4 inches long. His older siblings are Kyle, Zach and Zoe. Grandparents are Daniel and Arlene Moore of Gaylord and Robert and Melissa Wanous of Hutchinson. Great-grandparents are Ruth Cornell of Hutchinson, Rose Wanous of Cokato and Jean Jensen of Fairbury, Ill.
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Boy for Posusta, Plendl
Shauna Posusta and Thomas Plendl of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Levi Lukas Plendl, on July 16, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Levi weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jim and Chris Posusta of Glencoe and Gerard and Lynea Plendl of Brownton.
Bucholz family notes birth
Nicholai and Michelle Bucholz of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Alexa Nayeli, on July 16, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Alexa weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are William and Lori Bucholz of Redwood Falls and Michael and Arlene Rich of Marshall.
Daughter born to Graf family
Matt and Jackie Graf of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Ruby Lynn, on July 18, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Ruby weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Michael and Nancy Cox of Glencoe and Wendy Graf of Glencoe and the late David Graf.
Daughter born to couple
Vanessa Franco and Uriel Figueroa Andrade of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Adele Maria Figueroa Franco, on July 18, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Adele weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are Tilly Franco, Aleshai Figueroa and Tyler Franco. Grandparents are Benjamin and Maria Del Carmen Franco of Crystal City, Texas, and Maria Consuelo Andrade Altamirano and Efrain Figueroa Garcia, both of Taretan, Michoacan, Mexico.
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July 30-Aug. 3 Millie Beneke Manor Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Liver and onions or pepper steak, Scandinavian-blend vegetables, bread with margarine, blondie bar, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Chicken salad, fruit cup, three-bean salad, bread with margarine, lemon bar, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Roast pork, mashed potatoes with gravy, beets, bread with margarine, rosy applesauce, low-fat milk. Thursday — Beef tips with gravy, noodles, carrots, cole slaw, bread with margarine, fruit cup, low-fat milk. Friday — Salisbury steak, whole potatoes with gravy, green beans, bread with margarine, pineapple, low-fat milk.
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Obituaries Doris Bollingmo, 89, of Buffalo Lake
Memorial services for Doris Alma Bollingmo, 89, of Buffalo Lake, formerly of Stewart, were held Friday, July 20, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart. The Rev. Robert J. Lehner officiated. M r s . Bollingmo died Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Doris B u f f a l o Bollingmo L a k e Healthcare Center. The organist was Julie Pederson; the soloist was Shyann Krumrey; and lector was Mrs. Bollingmo’s grandson, Christopher Bollingmo. The urn bearer was her grandson, Jarrod Bollingmo. Interment was in the church cemetery. Doris Alma Bahr was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Osceola Township, Renville County, to Herman and Hazel (Musel) Bahr. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Osceola Township. She grew up in Osceola Township, where she received her education. On Jan. 12, 1941, Doris Bahr was united in marriage to Arnold Bollingmo by the justice of the peace in Lake Lillian. They made their home in the Hector area until 1956, when they moved to Stewart. Mrs. Bollingmo enjoyed her role as homemaker and mother to their six children. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, and had been involved with WELCA. She enjoyed embroidering and watching wrestling on television. A gardener, she kept busy canning her harvest and tending to her flowers. Mrs. Bollingmo was a quiet and gentle person who loved her family. Survivors include her children, Norvel (Judy) Bollingmo of Freedom, Pa., Gary (Kathy) Bollingmo of Oklahoma City, Okla., Wayne (Carolyn) Bollingmo of Cobden, Minn., and Marla (Clifford) Kersten of Hector; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren; and by other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Arnold Bollingmo; son, Norman Bollingmo; daughter, Audrey Mobley; grandson, Kenneth Mobley; and brother, Donald Bahr. Arrangements were with the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel of Stewart. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
Bertha L. Milbrand, 102, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Bertha Louise (Hoernemann) Milbrand, 102, of Glencoe, were held Wednesday, July 18, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in H e l e n To w n s h i p . The Rev. Dennis Reichow officiated. Mrs. Milbrand died S a t u r d a y, Bertha July 14, Milbrand 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. The organist was Rick Grieger and soloist Lawrence Biermann sang “The Lord is My Shepherd.” Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “I Am But a Stranger Here” and “Asleep in Jesus.” Honorary pallbearers were Debra Ebert, Kathy Mackenthun and Rhonda Fenney. Active pallbearers were David Milbrand, Brian Milbrand, Dean Heuer, Paul Heuer, Maureen Lowden and Sandra Heuer. Interment was in the church cemetery. Bertha Louise Hoernemann was born May 27, 1910, in Young America Township, Carver County, to George and Wilhelmina (Stender) Hoernemann. She was baptized as an infant July 3, 1910, by the Rev. J.C. Ochsner, and confirmed in her faith as a youth April 13, 1924, by the Rev. A. George Schmid, both at St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in Hamburg. She received her education at District 41 country school in Carver County, Hamburg. On March 25, 1930, Bertha Hoernemann was united in marriage to Alvin Milbrand by the Rev. Otto Vriesen at St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in Hamburg. They made their home on the farm in Green Isle Township. They were blessed with three children, Harvey, Lester and Darlene. They shared over 62 years of marriage before Mr. Milbrand died Dec. 16, 1992. In February 1995, Mrs. Milbrand moved to Millie Beneke Manor in Glencoe, living there until August 2006. While at the Millie Beneke Manor, she would always send cookies, mostly ginger snaps, home with everyone. When she needed assistance with her daily care, Mrs. Milbrand became a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care. When visiting her at long-term care, some of her favorite questions and comments were, “How is your family?” “How is the farmer, Brian?” “Is the pig price pretty good?” “Pigs aren’t as much work as cows.” Before her marriage, she did housekeeping for families. In addition to being a loving mother and homemaker, Mrs. Milbrand helped her husband on the farm. She was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid for many years and also served on the Altar Guild. She also was a member of the neighborhood catering gang. Mrs. Milbrand enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, baking, canning, tatting and vegetable and flower gardening. She also liked helping with the farm work, fishing and traveling with family and friends. She especially cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Survivors include her son, Lester (Cordelia) Milbrand of Glencoe; daughter, Darlene (Duane) Heuer of Norwood Young America (NYA); daughter-in-law, Joan Bullert of Glencoe; grandchildren, David (Chris) Milbrand of Glencoe, Maureen Lowden of Glencoe, Debra (Joel) Ebert of Gaylord, Brian (Traci) Milbrand of Glencoe, Dean (Michelle) Heuer of NYA, Paul (Jennifer) Heuer of NYA, Sandra Heuer of Eden Prairie, Kathy (Rodney) Mackenthun of Plato, and Rhonda (LaDaryl) Fenney of Cologne; 18 great-grandchildren, Mitchell Lowden, Ashley (Denver) Dietrich, Brianna Lowden, Hannah Ebert, Samuel Ebert, Megan Milbrand, Mason Milbrand, Chase Heuer, Andrew Heuer, Sarah Heuer, Benjamin Heuer, Katelyn Heuer, RaeAnn Heuer, Anna Mackenthun, Abby Mackenthun, Michael Mackenthun, Micah Fenney and Malcolm Fenney; two stepgreat-grandchildren; five stepgreat-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, George and Wilhelmina Hoernemann; husband, Alvin Milbrand; son, Harvey Milbrand; granddaughter, Nancy Milbrand; sisters, Ella Franck and her husband, William, Minnie Wolter and her husband, Marvin, Elizabeth Fluesemann and her husband, Jerry, and Lorna Wolter and her husband, Clifton. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
Lorraine Brinkmeier, 84 of Hutchinson
Funeral services for Lorraine Emma Brinkmeier, 84, of Hutchinson, were held Friday, July 20, from Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. The Rev. Gerhard Bode officiated. M r s . Brinkmeier died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Harmony River Liv- Lorraine ing Center Brinkmeier in Hutchinson. The organist was Paul Otte, and congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “I’m But a Stranger Here” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Honorary pallbearers were Josie and Larry Lehman; active pallbearers were Jerome Karl, Eric Kaufmann, Joel Kaufmann, Larry Kunkel, Warren Kaufmann, John Tanata and Gary Fitterer. Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Lorraine Emma Kaufmann was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Glencoe, to Alex and Emma (Karg) Kaufmann. She was baptized as an infant Feb. 12, 1928, and confirmed in her faith as a youth May 3, 1942, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She received her education in Glencoe and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School class of 1945. On Aug. 8, 1948, Lorraine Kaufmann was united in marriage to Victor Brinkmeier at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe. This marriage was blessed with two children, Gary and Deb. Mrs. Brinkmeier was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was a waitress at Ida’s Café in Glencoe and was employed as a secretary for the county school superintendent until she and her husband began their career together in farming. The Brinkmeiers resided and farmed in rural Lester Prairie, rural Cedar Mills and south of Hutchinson. After retirement, they lived in Brownton, and later moved to Hutchinson. They shared over 63 years of marriage. Mrs. Brinkmeier was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson and was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, and she was active in the ladies aid in both churches. Mrs. Brinkmeier enjoyed crocheting, cooking, baking, playing cards, fishing, traveling and going to casinos. She loved word search puzzles. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Survivors include her husband, Victor Brinkmeier of Hutchinson; children, Gary Brinkmeier and his fiancée, Cindy Baasch, of Hutchinson and Deb (Curt) Rath of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Brian (Angie) Brinkmeier, Jodi (Tim) Kulik, Ryan Rath, and Kim Rath; great-grandchildren, Abby Brinkmeier, Isabella Brinkmeier, Jacob Brinkmeier, Autumn Kulik, Andrew Kulik, and Aleece Kulik; sisters, Evelyn (Alfred) Burdorf of Arlington and Verna (Harold) Kunkel of Glencoe; brothers, Marvin (Dawn) Kaufmann of Lakefield and LeRoy Kaufmann of Glencoe; sisters-in-law, Lorna Kaufmann of Brownton and LaVonne Kaufmann and Alice Kaufmann, both of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Alex and Emma Kaufmann; daughter-in-law, Yvonne Brinkmeier; sisters-inlaw, Anita Dierfeldt and her husband, Alvin, Marlene Brinkmeier, and Arlene Kaufmann; parents-in-law, Emil and Alma Brinkmeier; brothers, Hillard Kaufmann and Maynard Kaufmann. Arrangements were by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
Toshiko Neuman, 86, of Little Canada
Toshiko (Morioka) Neuman, 86, of Little Canada, and formerly of Glencoe, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. A memorial gathering was held Monday, July 23, at Eventi Bella, Little Canada. For additional information, go to www.pegoraro.us/toshiko. Survivors include daughters Takako (Yoshiki) Hami and Laura (Luke) Pegoraro; grandchildren, Shintaro, Uki, Rachel and Allison; greatgrandchildren, Otto and Sophie; sister, Yoshiko (Masauki) Uzaki; sister-inlaw, Keiko Morioka; and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, Yoshitaro and Tsu Ta Morioka; and brother, Ichitaro Morioka.
The family of Esther Oelfke would like to express sincere thanks for the kindness and support we received during her hospitalization and passing. Thank you to Pastor Schnabel for officiating the service and for his many visits and spiritual care to Esther. Thank you to those who provided special music for the service: Sandy Kroells and Lawrence Biermann, and the ladies at St. Paul Evangelical Reformed Church for serving the lunch. Thank you to Dr. Petersen and GRHS for their care during her hospitalization stay. Also thanks to GRHS long term care for their wonderful care during the last several years. Thank you to the Paul-McBride Funeral Home for your excellent services and guidance during this difficult time. We thank all of our relatives and friends who expressed sympathy, cards, flowers, memorials and brought food for the funeral service. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered! ~ Beverly & Earl Schuth ~ Cindy & Tom Longhenry, Derek & Connor ~ Tim & Janet Schuth, Dylan, Riley & Caleb ~ Christy & Paul Ittel, Gavin
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Dean Larry Mathews, 57, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Dean Larry Mathews, 57, of Glencoe, were held Saturday, July 14, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. R o n a l d Mathison officiated. Mr. Mathews died T h u r s d a y, July 5, 2012, at his home in Glencoe. The or- Dean ganist was Mathews Luke Dahl. Soloist Danielle Mathews sang “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “Jesus, Priceless Treasure” and “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.” Honorary pallbearers: were his nieces and nephews, Nathan, Brenda, Ricky, Kari, Shelley, Sheldon, Tammy, Tera, Brittany, Stacie, Chad, Shawn, Melissa, Jamie, Dakota, Jalissa, Kim, Grant and Dustin. Active pallbearers were Purple Hayes, Mark Schultz, Eddie Picha, Keith Ruble, Kenny Ruble and Loren Evers. Interment was at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Green Isle. Mr. Mathews was born Aug. 23, 1954, in Glencoe to Eldor and Mertle (Pinske) Mathews. He was baptized as an infant on Sept. 12, 1954, by the Rev. A.H. Fellwock and confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 17, 1970, by the Rev. Merlin S. Pohl, both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He received his education in Glencoe School District. On Aug. 23, 1984, Mr. Mathews was united in marriage to Kathryn Bayerl by the Rev. Harvey G. Kath at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. They made their home in Glencoe and the last few years on the family farm. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Nicholas and Danielle. The Mathews shared over 27 years of marriage. Mr. Mathews held employment at Schwartz Manufacturing in Lester Prairie, Fitness Master in Waconia and Delta Fabricating in Glencoe as a welder. He was a lifelong member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Mr. Mathews enjoyed hunting, farming and animals, especially his pets. He loved to design and build different items and could make anything out of nothing. He was a great metal craftsman. He especially cherished the time spent with his family and friends, especially the children. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn “Kathy” Mathews of Glencoe; children, Nicholas “Nick” Mathews and his fiancée, Amber Pregler, of Glencoe, and Danielle “Nellie” Mathews and her special friend, Troy Koecheler, of Glencoe; mother, Mertle Mathews of Glencoe; fatherin-law, Ernest Bayerl of Winsted; siblings, Darlene “Dottie” Miner of Winthrop, Larry (Janice) Mathews of Green Isle, Lynn Schmerbauch of Gaylord, Julie (Scott) Tuchtenhagen of Winthrop, Jeannie Mathews Schmidt of Owatonna, and Sherry (Butch) Henkelmann of Glencoe; brothers-in-law, Milo Muchow of Gaylord, and Steve Bayerl and his fiancée, Kathy McCann, of Maple Plain; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Linda (Fries) Mathews; father, Eldor Mathews; sister, Carol Muchow; mother-in-law, Janet Bayerl; brothers-in-law, Al Schmerbauch and Jim Miner; and nieces and nephews, Ricky, Stacie and Brianna. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
The family of Wade Busse would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to so many people of the surrounding communities during this difficult time. To all the friends and relatives who came to the house, brought food, thought of us through cards and memorials, who sent flowers or trees, for all of this, we are thankful and will never forget. To all or any that helped in Wade’s passing, through service and support, thank you! To the organizations in which Wade was part of, to you we also say thanks, for the bracelets, and the benefit put on in behalf of Wade. Living in a small community truly has proven to be a great place to live in more ways than one. It is in times like this where you take a step back and understand the importance of great community, friends, and family. Thank you again for everything during this difficult time. Dennis & Eileen Busse, Richard & Becky & family, Amy & Eric & family, Nathan & Renae & family *30Cl
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Pastor’s Corner
Pastor Andrew Hermodsen-Olsen Grace Lutheran Church, Brownton So the age old question arises again as we consider the shootings at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. “Why does God permit evil?” While I cannot answer the question to satisfaction, I can point again to the cross in which Jesus was crucified. It also was a great evil, planned in advance, where a just man was killed. Yet for people of faith – more than a just man. In Jesus was the fullness of God. So we look at that event and say that God was there in the darkness and amid the evil. God was hidden in the suffering. God did not condone it but bore it in Jesus. It is the same for us - we must bear suffering. Sure, at times we can push it away or make others suffer instead, but finally there is no escaping suffering and death. Jesus knew that. Yet, by bearing the suffering of the cross with faith, Jesus overcame the evil. Even before the resurrection affirmed it, Jesus was victorious. And his victory did not mean he avoided the pains; it means he endured them with faith. Following in his path, I think we show the presence and goodness of God by facing evil with faith. With no firm answer as to why evil is permitted, we still believe in the goodness of God and draw strength from God and others. This does not answer the question of evil, but it gives us direction in our response to evil. We want to return good in the face of evil. We want to live in a way that witnesses to the God who is greater than that one who is able to take away life. Our God gives life.
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Obituaries Philip N. Plaisance, 82, of Hutchinson
Funeral services for Philip Nelson Plaisance, 82, of Hutchinson, were held Thursday, July 19, at the First Congregational U n i t e d Church of Christ in Hutchinson. The Rev. B r i a n Bronsz officitaed. Mr. Plaisance died Friday, July Phillip 13, 2012, Plaisance at Hutchinson Community Hospital. The eulogy was given by Russell Ringwelski, and the reader was Virginia Plaisance. The organist was Jacquelyn Frerichs, and special music was by Wally Pikal and Bruce Bradley. Congregational hymns were “Give Thanks for Life” and “For the Beauty of the Earth.” Pallbearers were Nicole Krumwiede, Chad Krumwiede, Gretchen Shaw, Brandon Shaw, Brady Plaisance, Beau Plaisance, Andrew Plaisance and Ashley Plaisance. Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Mr. Plaisance was born April 5, 1930, in Glencoe, to Virgil and Helen (Nobles) Plaisance. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School class of 1949. On Aug. 21, 1954, Mr. Plaisance was united in marriage to Marilyn Jungclaus at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe. This marriage was blessed with three children, Connie, Gail and Jon. The Plaisance family resided on the family farm in rural Hutchinson. They shared 55 years of marriage before Mrs. Plaisance died on Dec. 13, 2009. Mr. Plaisance farmed all of his life. He was an active dairy farmer until 1997. He was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hutchinson, where he served as a church trustee. Mr. Plaisance enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, polka music, farming, and growing and selling sweet corn and asparagus. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends. Survivors include his children, Connie (Russell) Ringwelski of Maple Grove, Gail (Jenny) Plaisance of Hutchinson, and Jon (Virginia) Plaisance of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren, Nicole (Chad) Krumwiede of Rogers, Gretchen (Brandon) Shaw of Rogers, Brady Plaisance of Hutchinson, Beau Plaisance of Hutchinson, Andy Plaisance of Hutchinson, and Ashley Plaisance of Hutchinson; greatgrandchildren, Hayden Plaisance, Adam Shaw and Katelyn Shaw; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Virgil and Helen Plaisance; and wife, Marilyn Plaisance. Arrangements were by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
Bruce M. Post, 52, of New Auburn
Funeral services for Bruce Michael Post, 52, of New Auburn, were held Saturday, July 21, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe. The Rev. L i n z y Collins Jr. officiated. Mr. Post died at his home Monday, July 16, 2012, after a cour-ageous Bruce Post battle with lung cancer. The organist was Lon Roach and soloist Mike Wendolek sang “How Great Thou Art.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” The urn bearer was Greg Post. Mr. Post was born Nov. 25, 1959, in Pipestone, to T. Donald and Irene (Madsen) Post. He was baptized as an infant on July 17, 1960, at First Lutheran Church in Pipestone and confirmed in his faith on May 4, 1975, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lake Wilson. He received his education in the Chandler-Lake Wilson School through ninth grade and was a graduate of the Pipestone High School class of 1978. Mr. Post made his home in Iowa, Colorado and, in 1986, moved to the Glencoe area. His life was blessed with two daughters, Shannon and Jessica. For the past 20 plus years, Mr. Post was employed at Schatz Construction in Glencoe, where he enjoyed laying block and pouring cement. Mr. Post enjoyed fishing, playing pool and throwing darts. He also loved riding his motorcycle with his close friends. He was known for his kindness and willingness to do anything for anyone, and his great sense of humor. He especially cherished the time spent with family and friends. Survivors include his life partner, Jolene Horton of New Auburn; daughters, Shannon (Dustin) Burmeister of Jasper and Jessica (Brent) Koprek of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Brayden Burmeister, Kailyn Burmeister and Ayden Koprek; step-children, Kris (Jim) Schmidt of Glencoe and Kelly (Chad) Exum of Norwood Young America; step-grandchildren, Jenna (Tyler) Morris, Justin Schmidt, Julia Schmidt and Jill Schmidt; siblings, Diane (Bill) Scheremet of Hinckley, Dale (Delma) Post of Edgerton, David Post of Mendota, Greg Post and special friend, Kim VonBerge, of Glencoe, Kevin (Karen) Post of Glencoe, and Bryan (Kristen) Post of Spokane, Wash.; mother of Shannon and Jessica, Deb Flanagan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, T. Donald and Irene Post. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
Duane D. Voigt, 76, of East Bethel
Funeral services for Duane Dennis Voigt, 76, of East Bethel and formerly of Green Isle and Arlington, will be held Saturday, July 28, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle. Mr. Voigt died at his home in East Bethel on July 13, 2012, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Mr. Voigt was born Oct. 25, 1935, to Alfred and Evelyn (Soeffker) Voigt at their home in Green Isle. He was baptized and later confirmed in his faith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle. On Nov. 6, 1953, he was united in marriage to Shirley Meyer. The couple made their home in Green Isle, where they owned a business for several years. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Gregory, James, Valerie and Thomas. The family later moved to Arlington, where they resided before moving to the Twin Cities in 1976. Mr. Voigt enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by many. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Voigt of Cambridge; daughter, Valerie West, and son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Lynette Voigt, all of East Bethel; daughters-inlaw, Lori Voigt of Zimmermann and Sharon Voigt of Isanti; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Kenny (Pat) Voigt of Arlington; sisters, Elaine Hebeisen of Gaylord, LaVonne (Melvin) Byer of Norwood Young America, Betty Latzke of Sherburne and Cindy (Lee) Johnson of Aitkin; sister-inlaw, Pat (Blackie) Schwirtz of Arlington; as well as many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his sons, Greg and Jim; greatgranddaughter, Jordan Gosioroski; great-grandson, Maxwell Voigt; parents; brother, Daryl Voigt; and brothers-in-law, Alloyd Hebeisen and Lyle Latzke. Memorials may be sent to Valerie West, 24355 Highway 65, Lot 175, East Bethel, MN 55005.
Delia C. Jaramillo, 83, of Dubuque
Delia C. Jaramillo, 83, of Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Stonehill Franciscan Services Care Center in Dubuque, where she lived with dementia for the past two years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Delia 10:30 a.m. Jaramillo today (Wednesday, July 25), at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2621 Vermont St. N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. The burial service will follow immediately at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Mrs. Jaramillio was born in Jarales, N.M., on Feb. 12, 1929, to Teofilo and Margarita (Gallegos) Sanchez. She was united in holy matrimony to Solomon H. Jaramillo on Jan. 12, 1953, in Albuquerque, N.M. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1981. Mrs. Jaramillo lived in Albuquerque for most of her life until she moved to Minnesota, and later Iowa, to be near her beloved grandchildren. She is survived by her two children, Joanne Jaramillo Pohland and her husband Glenn, of Peosta, Iowa, and Carol Jaramillo Hargrave and her husband Tim, of Lutherville, Md.; and four grandchildren, John, Joy, Joel and Jillian Pohland. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her siblings, Louis Sanchez, Della Heard, Joe Sanchez, Mary Bargas, Mercy Sandoval, Herman Sanchez, Phil Sanchez, Connie Sanchez and Gorman Sanchez. Memorial contributions may be made to Stonehill Franciscan Services Care Center, 3485 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, Iowa, 52001 Information is available and condolences accepted at www.kramerfuneral.com.
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Obituaries Donald Joseph Murch, 88, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Donald Joseph Murch, 88, of Glencoe, were held Saturday, July 21, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. R o n a l d Mathison officiated. M r . Murch died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Glencoe Reg i o n a l Donald Murch Health Services long-term care facility. The organist was Cheryl Andrix. Soloist Glenda Schuft sang “Rock Of Ages.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” Military honors were by Glencoe VFW Post 5102. Pallbearers were Rich Exsted, Randall Exsted, Dale Exsted, Douglas Exsted, Dean Exsted and Dan Exsted. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Murch was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Eagle Bend, to Walter and Maude (Haukens) Murch. He was baptized as a child on Oct. 22, 1927, by the Rev. Henry Hiles at Methodist Episcopal Church in Eagle Bend and confirmed in his faith as an adult on April 2, 1995, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Richfield. He received his education in Eagle Bend. Mr. Murch entered active military service in the U.S. Army on Oct. 4, 1944, and served his country during World War II. He received an honorable discharge on Dec. 3, 1946. In 1944, Mr. Murch was united in marriage to Marjorie Fearing until 1995, when she died. The couple made their home in Minneapolis. On Sept. 20, 1997, Mr. Murch was united in marriage to Lorraine (Lindemeier) Exsted by the Rev. Vance Becker at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. They made their home in Glencoe. They shared over 14 years of marriage. Mr. Murch held employment at the Dayton/Radisson ramp in Minneapolis as a manager. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, was a member of the Everett-McClay VFW Post 1296 in Bloomington and the Glencoe VFW Post 5102 in Glencoe. Mr. Murch was a jack-of-all trades. He enjoyed wood working, fishing and playing cards. He especially cherished the time spent with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Murch of Glencoe; children, Bruce (Cheri) Murch of Minneapolis, Cindy (Neal) Bacon of Lakeville, and Jody (Barry) St. Mane of Phoenix, Ariz.; stepsons, Rich (Chris) Exsted of Cambridge, Randall (Sue) Exsted of Woodbury, Dale (Sandy) Exsted of Glencoe, Douglas Exsted of Shakopee, and Dean (Lynn) Exsted of Glencoe; stepdaughter-in-law, Ruth Ann Exsted of Deerwood; five grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Walter and Maude Murch; wife, Marjorie Murch; son, Donald Murch; stepson, Robert Exsted; brothers, Virgil, Clyde, Chester and Richard Murch; and sisters, Winfred and Maize. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
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BEREAN BAPTIST Corner of 16th Street and Hennepin Avenue, Glencoe Johnathon Pixler Interim pastor Call 320-864-6113 Call Jan at 320-864-3387 for women’s Bible study Wed., July 25 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m Fri., July 27 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., July 29 — Worship, 9:30 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., July 31 — Men’s Bible study, 6 a.m. Wed., Aug. 1 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m. CHRIST LUTHERAN 1820 N. Knight Ave., Glencoe Katherine Rood, Pastor 320-864-4549 www.christluth.com E-mail: office@christluth.com Sat., July 28 — Green Lake Bible Camp quilt auction. Sun., July 29 — Worship with the Rev. Dan Buendorf preaching, 9 a.m. Tues., July 31 — Ladies fellowship at Gert & Erma’s, 10 a.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., July 29 — No worship. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., July 25 — CCW rummage sale set-up; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; Gospel by the Grill, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., July 26 — CCW rummage sale, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Mass at GRHSLTC, 10:30 a.m.; KC paper drive, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Fri., July 27 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; CCW rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; KC paper drive, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sat., July 28 — KC paper drive, 8 a.m.-noon; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.; FOC dinner follows Mass. Sun., July 29 — Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m Mon., July 30 — No Mass. Tues., July 31 — No Mass. Wed., Aug. 1 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; Gospel by the Grill, 6:30 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., Pastor E-mail: congoucc@gmail.com Sun., July 29 — Worship, 9:15 a.m. FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 925 13th St. E., Glencoe Daniel Welch, Senior Pastor Ronald L. Mathison, Associate Pastor 320-864-5522 www.firstglencoe.org E-mail: firstev.lcms@juno.com Wed., July 25 — No worship; polka service on cable TV channel 10, 6:30 p.m.; vacation Bible school, 6 p.m.8:30 p.m. Thurs., July 26 — Vacation Bible school, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; technology committee, 6:30 p.m. Sun., July 29 — Worship, 8 a.m.; fellowship time, 9 a.m.; KDUZ radio broadcast, 9:30 a.m.; worship with communion and vacation Bible school children singing, 10:30 a.m.; Spanish worship, 6 p.m. Mon., July 30 — Endowment committee, 6:30 p.m. Tues., July 31 — O.T. Overview, 9:30 a.m.; Common Cup diaper distribution, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 1 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m.; board of trustees, 7 p.m. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 1407 Cedar Ave. N., Glencoe Rev. James F. Gomez, Pastor Matthew Harwell, Director of Christian Education E-mail: office@gslcglencoe.org Wed., July 25 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m. July 21-28 — Youth mission team to California. Sun., July 29 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m. Mon., July 30 — Lutheran Day at Target Field, 7:10 p.m. Wed., Aug. 1 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m.; board of education, 8 p.m.; deacons, 8 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Thurs., July 26 — Bible class at Grand Meadows, 2 p.m.; summer Bible school preparation, 7:30 p.m. Sun., July 29 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Bible class, 10:20 a.m. Tues., July 31 — Table Talk, 7 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: contact@gracebrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Wed., July 25 — WELCA board meeting, 6 p.m.; worship, 6:30 p.m. Sun., July 29 — Worship, 8:45 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Thurs., July 26 — Vacation Bible school, 6 p.m. Sun., July 29 — Worship, 9 a.m.; register for Aug. 5 communion; Channel 8 video. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Sun., July 29 — Worship, 9 a.m. Wed., Aug. 1 — Bible study, 6:30 p.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Stewart Robert Lehner, Pastor Wed., July 25 — Softball, 7 p.m. Thurs., July 26 — Pastor at Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center, 2 p.m. Sat., July 28 — Green Lake Bible Camp quilt auction; worship, 7 p.m. Sun., July 29 — Worship, 10 a.m. Mon., July 30 — Lutheran night at the Twins. Tues., July 31 — Pastors’ text study, 10 a.m. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., July 25 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., July 26 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., July 29 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, part-time pastor Sun., July 29 — Worship, 10 a.m.. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, pastor 320-587-5104 Sun., July 29 — Worship, 9:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., July 25 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., July 29 — Worship, 10 a.m. Wed., Aug. 1 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com www.christ-4-u.org Thurs., July 26 — Glencoe visits; deacons meeting, 7 p.m.. Sun., July 29 — Worship, 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Bill Baldwin, Pastor Wed., July 25 — Office open, 9 a.m. Fri., July 27 — Office open, 9 a.m. Sun., July 29 — Worship, 10 a.m. Wed., Aug. 1 — Office open, 9 a.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Sun., July 29 — Worship, 9 a.m.; fellowship, 10 a.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., July 25 — Prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., July 28 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., July 29 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service for Motorcycle Sunday with no Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; all-chuch potluck; open shooting for Centershot graduates at Lester Prairie Sportsmen’s Club, 1:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 1 — Prayer time, 7 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-2843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake 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 29 — Worship service, 10 a.m. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., July 25 — Rosary, 6 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.; Gospel by the Grill, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., July 26 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m. Fri., July 27 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sat., July 28 — Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., July 29 — No worship. WATER OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA METODISTA LIBRE Clinica del Alma 727 16th St. E., Glencoe Spanish/bi-lingual services Nestor and Maria German, Pastors E-mail: nestor2maria@hotmail.com Sun., July 29 — Worship, 2 p.m.
Vernon Hanson, 84, of Maplewood
Funeral services for Vernon Peter Hanson, 84, of Maplewood and formerly of Stewart, were held Thursday, July 19, at the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Stewart. The Rev. Rita Augsburger officiated. Mr. Hanson died M o n d a y, July 16, 2012, at his Vernon home in Hanson Maplewood. The organist was Dianne Runke. Pallbearers were Wes Daugherty, Wayne Daughtery, Daniel Hanson, Edward Kongkeo, Steven Roth and Dale Todnem. Interment was in the Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Grafton Township, Sibley County. Vernon Porter Hanson was born April 2, 1928, in Albion Township, Brown County, to William “Bill” and Pauline (Schellum) Hanson. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at Albion Lutheran Church in rural St. James. He received his education at country school. Mr. Hanson entered active military service in the U.S. Army on Feb. 6, 1951, and served his country during the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge on Jan. 1, 1954. On June 30, 1973, Mr. Hanson was united in marriage to Rosella Alsleben Sandman. They resided and farmed in Buffalo Lake, and shared 26 years of marriage before Mrs. Hanson died in 1999. On April 23, 2001, Mr. Hanson was united in marriage to Teofila Ybanez at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul. They resided and farmed in Buffalo Lake until he retired in 2008, and they moved to Maplewood. They shared 11 years of marriage. Mr. Hanson farmed for most of his life. In 1952, his family moved to a farm west of Stewart. In 1959, Mr. Hanson and his brother Harold purchased the family farm. In 1973, he sold his half share and purchased a farm east of Buffalo Lake. Mr. Hanson enjoyed farming in Grafton Township and loved his car, a 2005 Buick LeSabre. He especially enjoyed the time he spent visiting with family. Survivors include his wife, Teofila Hanson of Maplewood; stepchildren, Rosimarie Ybanez, Marivic Ybanez, Ricardo Ybanez, and Teresita Pearson; brothers, Harold (Beverly) Hanson of Hutchinson and Darryl (Lois) Hanson of St. Louis Park; sister, Edell (George) Carlson of Fountain Valley, Calif.; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Bill and Pauline Hanson; wife, Rosella Hanson; sisters, Iola Boomgarten, Bernice Todnem and her husband, Kenneth, and Lucille Nordby and her husband, Marland. Arrangements were by the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Stewart. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com.
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Funeral services for Anthony “Tony” Martin Boettcher, 55, of Glencoe and formerly of Gaylord, will be t o d a y ( We d n e s day, July 25) at 10 a.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord. The Rev. J o h n Gabrielson Tony will offici- Boettcher ate. Mr. Boettcher died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. The organist will be Curt Kahle, and he will also sing “A Closer Walk With Thee.” Congregational hymns will be “Whispering Hope” and “Take My Life and Let it Be.” Pallbearers will be Loren Groehler, ElRoy Groehler, Warren Rosenthal, David Steinke, Lee Kappes, Adam Kappes, Jim Schwalbe and Eric Ernhart. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Boettcher was born July 2, 1957, in Gaylord, to Harvey and Dorothy (Groeh-ler) Boettcher. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith on April 4, 1971, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Gaylord. He received his elementary education in Gaylord and was a graduate of the Gaylord High School class of 1975. On June 11, 1983, Mr. Boettcher was united in marriage to Sandra Lundgren. This marriage was blessed with two girls, Martina and Tianna. On Sept. 13, 2000, Mr. Boettcher was united in marriage to Christine Breaux. He was an excellent craftsman and held employment as a carpenter. He built homes and pole sheds in the local area, as well as beautiful homes in Minneapolis. Mr. Boettcher loved to sit out on the beautiful porch he built and watch all the birds, ensuring they had food and water. We will continue to watch. Mr. Boettcher loved all kinds of music and played drums in many local bands, including “Justin Tyme.” He had the biggest heart and was the most lovable son, brother, and father. He gave of himself and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who was in need. He lived for his family and cherished the time he spent with them. Survivors include his children, Martina Rose Boettcher and her special friend, Adam Kappes, of Hutchinson, and Tianna Dawn Kappes and her husband, Lee, of Maple Lake; granddaughters, Brookyn Rose Ernhart and Kennidy Jade Kappes; mother, Dorothy Boettcher of Gaylord; sister, Jennifer Rose Boettcher of Glencoe; many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his father, Harvey Boettcher, and grandparents. Arrangements were by the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Online guest book and obituaries are available at www.hantge.com.
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Music in the Park
The Glencoe Lions Club sponsored the second of its three Music in the Park events last Wednesday at the new shelter house in Oak Leaf Park. George’s Concertina Band was the musical entertainment. Prizes also were awarded throughout the evening. The Lions’ final
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music event of the summer will feature Chuck and Jason Thiel on Wednesday, July 25. The Lions serve food during the event, and the proceeds from the fund raisers will support local Lions projects. The event begins at 6 p.m.
Cycling through Silver Lake
Silver Lake was one of the “rest stops” for the 20th-annual Habitat 500 Bike Tour held last week. The bicyclists rode over 500 miles to raise funds for Habitat For Humanity. And some of the riders stopped at Hutchinson to help in the building of the newest Habitat home in McLeod County. The riders raised an estimated $30,000 for the Hutchinson home, the 2,001st Habitat home built in Minnesota.
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entered Citizens Bank in Hutchinson and demanded money by presenting a note.” McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge declined to comment on whether additional charges will be filed against the two regarding the robbery and subsequent chase. “Our policy is not to coment on charges until the charges are filed, and therefore I have no comment,” said Junge. Because the bank is federally insured, it has been speculated that the suspects may also face federal charges. Again, Junge declined to comment. “I do not have the authority of the U.S. District Attorney to comment on behalf of his office and, therefore, I cannot comment on possible federal charges,” Junge said. Both will have “Rule 8” hearings Friday at 10:30 a.m. According to MinnesotaCourt Rules, a Rule 8 hearing advises a defendant of the charges, informs him or her of legal rights and allows them to enter a plea of guilty. Only a guilty plea can be entered at a Rule 8 hearing. If the defendant pleads guilty, the court case moves into the pre-sentencing and sentencing phase. If convicted of the charges, Reeves and Ebbers each face up to 15 years in prison, a fine of up to $30,000, or both.
National Night Out set for Aug. 7 in Glencoe
National Night Out block parties are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7. “Residents are encouraged to host a block party in their neighborhoods and get to know their neighbors,” said Glencoe Police Chief Jim Raiter. If hosting a block party, or interested in hosting one, call the Glencoe Police Department at 864-5171.
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outside the United States, you vote based on where you last lived in Minnesota,” Schultz said. “Planning ahead will ensure that your ballot will be counted on election day. Any ballots received after Aug. 10 will not be counted.” In person: Apply and vote at the McLeod County AuditorTreasurer’s office during normal office hours or from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, or until 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, before election day. Voters who apply for an absentee ballot by mail are encouraged to apply no later than Wednesday, Aug. 8, to ensure the timely arrival of the ballot on or prior to election day. Eligible voters in health care facilities located in the municipality where they reside may obtain an absentee ballot application from election judges who will visit the facility prior to election day. Voters should contact the McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer’s office at 320-864-1203 for additional information pertaining to absentee voting.
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