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Pola-Czesky Days begin in Silver Lake
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District kings
Plato Legion team goes to state
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The McLeod County
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Criminal complaints against two suspects in a July 17 Hutchinson bank robbery have been filed in U.S. District Court. Because the case has moved into the federal court system, McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge moved to dismiss local charges against the two, which was granted in McLeod County District Court last week. Eric Andrew Ebbers, address unknown, and Erica Lea Reeves, Kirkland, Wash., both 25, made appearances in U.S. District Court July 25, where bond for Reeves’ release was set at $25,000, and Ebbers was ordered to be temporarily detained in federal prison. Both had preliminary hearings Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Janie S. Mayeron. Ebbers waived his right to a preliminary and a detention hearing, and remains in federal custody. Probable cause was found for both defendants and both were bound over to U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the defendants “by force, violence and intimidation did take from the person of another money, namely $5,790, belonging to and in the care, custody, control, management and possession of Citizens Bank and Trust Co., a bank whose deposits were insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a).” The complaint, based on interviews with area law enforce-
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ment, bank employees and the suspects, alleges that Ebbers entered the bank on foot July 17 at about 3 p.m. carrying a black backpack. He approached a teller and placed a card on the counter. The teller “saw the words ‘I HAVE A GUN’ written on the card in capital letters.” Realizing that she was being robbed, the teller pulled her silent robbery alarm. She provided Ebbers with money and prerecorded bait bills from her cash drawer, which Ebber put into his backpack and left on foot. A later audit determined that the bank had lost $5,790 in U.S. currency in the robbery. Witnesses outside the bank saw Ebbers run from the bank to a waiting red 2011 Chevrolet Aveo four-door with Washington state license plates, driven by a blond female, later identified as Reeves. The vehicle was then observed driving southbound on Highway 15 by a McLeod County deputy, and a vehicle pursuit ensued which went in and out of the city of Brownton at high speeds, and then started north again on Highway 15 when the suspects’ vehicle drove over a spiked “stop stick” placed in the roadway. Ebbers then allegedly fled the vehicle, stripping off his shirt and heading into a cornfield carrying the backpack. Reeves was arrested and interviewed by law enforcement, and apparently admitted that she and Ebbers had concocted a plan to rob a bank while driving across
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Musicians of all ages
Above, Jason and Chuck Thiel, members of the Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers band, performed at the final Glencoe Lions Music in the Park concert of the summer at Oak Leaf Park last Wednesday. While the two elder Thiels were performing their polished polka-waltz music, Jason’s two sons, Noah and Jacob, stole the show by playing along with their elders. Chuck Thiel said the band was started by his father. Then he joined and later his son Jason took up music as well. Now with Jacob and Noah showing an interest, that could make for a fourth generation of musical Thiels. The Glencoe Lions concert series was held at the new Oak Leaf Park shelter house that received rave reviews for its new look and convenience. The Lions provided food and beverages as part of the series, and the proceeds will go toward Lions projects in the community.
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School, municipal filings close Aug. 14
Filings opened Tuesday for the elections to the GlencoeSilver Lake School Board as well as municipal elections within the school district. Filings close at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14. The general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Glencoe-Silver Lake School has three seats up for the November ballot. They are held by incumbents Jamie Alsleben, Kevin Kuester and Gary Schreifels, all of Glencoe. Glencoe City Council also has three seats up for election, including those held by Mayor Randy Wilson, Precinct 1 council member Dan Perschau and Precinct 4 council member Greg Copas. All are four-year terms. At Silver Lake, four seats are up for grabs. Incumbents include Mayor Bruce Bebo, and council members Nolan Johnson, Carol Roquette and Pat Fogarty, who was appointed to fill an unexpired term. At Plato, two council seats are on the ballot. Incumbents are Donovan Buckentin and Suzanne Couval-Templin. At Brownton, on the ballot will be positions held by Mayor Curt Carrigan and incumbent council members Norman Schwarze and Brian Dressel. Stewart Mayor Jeff Ehrkenbrack, along with council members Jason Carter and Michael Aydt, are up for election this year. At New Auburn, positions held by Mayor Roger Becker and incumbent council members Jim Stark and Doug Munsch will be on the ballot. The entire Biscay City Council is up for election, said new City Clerk Janna Kunkel. That is the result of a couple of recent resignations, she added. The current council positions are held by Ray Urban, mayor; and council members Tom Urban, Jason Mielke, Dennis Schwanke and Rich Pohlmeier. Kunkel said two council seats are for two years, two are for four years and the mayor is a two-year posiiton. Earlier, candidates for the McLeod County Board of Commissioners filed for the four seats open during this election cycle. Four filed for the District 1 seat being vacated by longtime commissioner Ray Bayerl, who announced he would not seek another four-year term. The four candidates include State Rep. Ron Shi-
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Good sport
Glencoe Mayor Randy Wilson was a good sport Saturday afternoon when he agreed to be the target in the dunk tank in the City Center west parking lot. The dunk tank was part of the first “Heat in the Street” event sponsored by the Glencoe Fire Department. Wilson, a retired firefighter, was one of several local officials who volunteered for the duty and took a number of dunkings when some young sharpshooters kept hitting the bullseye. With temperatures nearing 90, a cool dunk, or two, in the water tank kept the mayor smiling, and cool.
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Weather
Wed., 8-1 H: 95º, L: 72º Thur., 8-2 H: 91º, L: 71º Fri., 8-3 H: 90º, L: 72º Sat., 8-4 H: 85º, L: 74º Sun., 8-5 H: 82º, L: 66º
Looking back: Another 1.63 inches of rain fell and temperatures moderated a bit last week. Date Hi Lo Rain July 24 79 ......69 ..........1.21 July 25 90 ......74 ..........0.02 July 26 84 ......63 ..........0.00
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Temperatures and precipitation compiled by Robert Thurn, Chronicle weather observer.
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Happenings
Plato golf tourney set Aug. 13
The Plato Lions will host a golf tournament Monday, Aug. 13, at the Glencoe Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. for the four-person scramble. The entry fee includes a golf cart, dinner and prizes. To register, call 320-238-2370. All proceeds from the tournament go to local projects.
Glencoe Sportsmen to meet
The Glencoe Sportsmen Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6, at the VFW Club meeting room.
Legion Post 95 sets meeting
The Glencoe American Legion Post 95 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m., in the basement of Glencoe VFW Post 5102. All members are invited to attend. Lunch will be served.
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Silver Lake High class of 1962
The Silver Lake High School graduating class of 1962 held its 50-year reunion June 24 at the home of Duane and Debra Kaczmarek in Rosemount. Attending the reunion were, front row, left to right, Patty (Yukel) and Stanley Horstmann, Kathy (Sopkowiak) Thissen, Kathy (Rozeske) Solheim, Minerva (Mikolichek) Stritesky, Luann (Engelmann) Murphy and Irene (Nowak) Thurn. In the second row are Glenn Pilarski, Duane Kaczmarek, Roger Shauer, Elaine (Fiala) Ostlie, RoseMary (Rozeske) Stibal and Veronica Nowak. Unable to attend were Loren Trnka, Delores (Dostal) Matousek, Gene Konerza, Richard Wanous and Ken Stritesky. Deceased members of the class are Henry Hlavka and Ernie Matousek.
Brownton Corn Feed Aug. 10
The Brownton Lions are sponsoring the annual Brownton Corn Feed Friday, Aug. 10, at the Brownton Community Center. Serving is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or until corn is gone. Tickets are required, but free for children 5 and under. Kids’ pedal pull starts at 7 p.m. with registration starting at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to husk corn at 1 p.m. in the city park on that day.
VBS set at Grace Lutheran
Preschoolers to 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.
Pola-Czesky Days begins Friday
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer It’s that time of year again! The 43rd annual Pola-Czesky Days celebration begins in Silver Lake, on Friday, Aug. 3, with something a little different this year. Instead of kicking off the celebration with the lip sync contest, the Silver Lake Civic Association is hosting toiletbowl races Friday evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the races will be held at the First Community Bank parking lot, one hour before the race. During the toilet bowl races, the 2012-13 PolaCzesky Grand Marshals also will be announced. This year, Friday night also features the four-member band DiamondBack of St. Cloud. DiamondBack plays a wide variety of music for all ages to enjoy. They have opened up for national acts, and they also have performed at Winstock Music Festival in 2006, 2008 and 2011. DiamondBack will be playing in the auditorium parking lot beginning at 8:30 p.m. after the toilet bowl races. Also, the annual kickball tournament begins Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the softball field. Saturday morning activities begin with a volleyball tournament at 8 a.m., located at the sports complex, and the kickball tournament will continue at the softball field, beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday. The annual kiddie parade will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the auditorium. In the case of rain, the parade will be held under the big tent. Kiddie games are set to follow the parade, beginning at 10:20 a.m. at Legion Park. The Silver Lake Civic Association also is hosting a bean bag tournament in the auditorium parking lot on Saturday, starting at noon. If interested, sign-up is located under the big tent. The kids’ pedal pull is at 12:30 p.m. on Main Street and the classic car show begins at 1 p.m. on Main Street, near Legion Park. The MN-Mini-E Tractor Pull is also held on Saturday, Aug. 4, starting at 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in front of Legion Post 141. A polka Mass will be held in the park at 7 p.m., and the Queen’s Ball begins at 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium parking lot. The Rhythm Kings will be providing the musical entertainment for Saturday evening, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks also will be displayed on Saturday evening, starting at 10 p.m. Sunday also offers a full schedule of activities, beginning with an outdoor community worship service with Faith Presbyterian Church and Grace Bible Church at 9 a.m. at Legion Park. Bring a lawn chair if you wish to join. The Silver Lake Lions also are holding its annual pork chop dinner on Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. under the big tent. There will be a music and bike giveaway at Legion Park at 11:30 a.m. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, and is hosting over 70 units this year! Following the parade, there will be a free ice cream social hosted by Grace Bible Church at Legion Park. The Pola-Czesky Queen coronation is also held after the parade, at 3 p.m. in the Silver Lake Auditorium. There are four young women vying for the 2012-2013 title of Pola-Czesky Queen this year. At 4 p.m., the final street dance of the weekend begins in the auditorium parking lot with the Prairie Rose Band. At 6:30 p.m., Sunday, the Silver Lake Fire Department will hold the drawing for its raffle. First prize is $200; second: $100; third: $100, among many other prizes to be given away. The Silver Lake Pool and Parks Organization will hold its raffle at 8 p.m. on Sunday. First prize is: $3,000; second: $1,500; third: $500; fourth through 10th: $100. As usual, all three days offer several different kinds of foods and treats for all tastes, including the Silver Lake Knights of Columbus’ famous cheese curds and the mouth-watering hamburgers served by the Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club. And who can forget the chicken provided by the Silver Lake Lions? This year, the Lions are providing chicken from Pizza Ranch. Also, there will be popcorn, polish sausage, donuts, cotton candy, funnel cakes, pork chops, ice cream and more!
Music in Park series finale
Silver Lake’s Music in the Park series finale will be Thursday, Aug. 2, in Silver Lake City Park, with Silver Nickel (Thompson family and friends) performing. Food will be served at 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7 p.m. The sponsoring organization is the Church of Holy Family CCW. 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.
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No August group meeting
There will be no August meeting of the Glencoe caregivers discussion group. The monthly meetings will resume Sept. 24 at 5:45 p.m. at Grand Meadows in Glencoe. Participants are welcome to attend the Hutchinson group meeting at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 21, in the lower level of the Hutchinson Library. To be included in this column, items for Happenings must be received in the Chronicle office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday of the week they are to be published. Items received after that will be published elsewhere in the newspaper as space permits. Happenings in Glencoe, Brownton, Stewart, Plato, New Auburn, Biscay and Silver Lake take priority over happenings elsewhere.
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Corrections & Clarifications
In last week’s Chronicle, it was reported that Teresa Hermodson-Olsen of Brownton was a first-year student at St. Catherine University in St. Paul and was named to the dean’s list for the winter semester. She was indeed named to the dean’s list, but Hermodson-Olsen is a senior who graduated in May summa cum laude with a double major in psychology and Spanish. ***** In the July 18 editorial “Distinct choices will be on the Nov. 6 ballots in state legislative races,” the editor erroniously stated that Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, is attempting to win the House District 18 A seat. It should have read the House District 18B seat. ***** The Chronicle strives for accuracy in its reports. If you find an error, bring it to our attention. Call 864-5518 and ask for Rich Glennie, editor.
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Absentee ballots available for Aug. 14 primary election
McLeod County AuditorTreasurer Cindy Schultz recently 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 AuditorTreasurer’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. 11, and Monday, Aug. 13, 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 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. 14 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.
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The first “Heat in the Street” celebration hosted by the Glencoe Fire Department included a waterball fight among the nine teams entered Saturday afternoon. Above, Police Captain Wyatt Bienfang and Police Chief Jim Raiter manned the Wannabe’s hose, while City Administrator, not pictured, completed the three-man team. At left, one of the female teams competing included Missy Harris, Carol Eggersgluess and Charity Neubarth. “Heat in the Street” also featured two band concerts, one by Prairie Rose and the other by The Killer Hayseeds. Proceeds from the event will be used by the Glencoe Fire Department Relief Association.
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After a four-month liquidation sale and store conversion process, the former Pamida store in Glencoe has completed its much anticipated conversion to Shopko Hometown and will celebrate with a grand opening event next week. The store, located at 3225 10th St. East, will open its doors to the public as Shopko Hometown at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, following an official ribbon-cutting ceremony that will begin at 8:45 a.m. The public is invited to join the Shopko team and community leaders for the event. The grand opening event will be highlighted by a $2,500 check presentation to Glencoe-Silver Lake High School from The Shopko Hometown Foundation prior to the ribbon cutting. In addition, the first 100 customers in line on Thursday will receive a free $10 Shopko gift card. A number of prizes will also be given out through “register to win” events. Refreshments will be served inside the store. “There has been a great deal of excitement in the community through the conversion process and we’re excited to finally be bringing the Shopko Hometown experience to Glencoe,” said Paul Jones, Shopko president, chairman and CEO. “I’m confident that loyal Pamida customers and new customers alike will love what they see and appreciate the great merchandise selection, brands, value and service. We look forward to being part of the local community for years to come,” Jones said. Shopko Hometown combines Shopko’s reputation for health services and customer service with a broad and offering of national brands and private label brands of apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, and lawn and garden products – all in attractive, well laid out, easy-to-shop store formats that range from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet. “Our pharmacy team and store hours remain the same as they were at Pamida and we are dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our customers with prompt, friendly, professional service,” said Pharmacy Manager Matthew Kelly. “We are also committed to looking for new ways to better serve our customers and make their pharmacy experience as convenient as possible, as evidenced by the recent introduction of our free mobile pharmacy app which customers can use to manage and refill prescriptions anytime from their smartphones,” Kelly said. The conversion from Pamida to Shopko Hometown came after the two companies announced a merger earlier this year. As part of the merger, Shopko is investing approximately $80 million into more than 170 Pamida store conversions which are occurring in phases through the end of the year.
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Police were called to a domestic assault in the apartments in the 1700 block of Newton Avenue at 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 24. A two-vehicle accident was reported at 9:53 a.m., Tuesday, at Morningside Avenue and 11th Street. Involved were a 1989 Ford Ranger driven by Collin Scott, 19, of Glencoe, and a 1979 Buick LeSabre driven by Donna Swanson of Lester Prairie. No one was injured. Wet pavement caused one of the drivers to lose control, police reported. A person walking in the Armstrong Avenue-14th Street area at 8:34 p.m., Tuesday, reported being chased by a dog. Police contacted the dog’s owner. A theft was reported July 25 from a residence at 9902 Dairy Ave. in Glencoe. Police were called for a gasoline leak at 2:22 p.m., July 26, at the Highway 212-Chandler Avenue intersection. Also called was the Glencoe Fire Department. About 12 gallons of gas leaked out of a truck. A Harley-Davidson mountain bike was found in the evergreens near the walkover bridge at De Soto Avenue and Sixth Street on July 26. At 12:24 a.m., July 27, police received a report of a male running through backyards in the 1700 block of Judd Avenue. At 5:37 p.m., July 27, police were called to Go For It Gas when a male customer was unable to pay for his gas, left the store and did not return to pay. Police arrested a male for “huffing” aerosol paint about 8 p.m., July 27, in the 1300 block of Newton Avenue. A two-vehicle collision was reported at 8:30 a.m., July 28, at 15th Street and Pryor Avenue. Involved were a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Nicole Howell, 30, of Glencoe and a 1992 Plymouth driven by Robert Schwanke, 56, of Glencoe. There were no injuries. Police issued a citation for driving after revocation after a traffic stop at 10:46 a.m., July 28, on Highway 212 and Lindbergh Trail. A female driver was involved in two property damage accidents within minutes of each other on July 28. At 4:19 p.m., police were called to 630 E. 10th Street when a female driver hit a guard rail and left the scene. At 4:31 p.m., the same driver had another accident at Coborn’s. The driver has a possible fourth-degree driving while intoxicated charge pending lab results, the police reported. Police investigated a reported assault in the 100 block of Seventh Street at 10:26 p.m., July 28. Two intoxicated males were transported to the New Ulm Detox Center after being detained at 11th Street and Louden Avenue at 1:12 a.m., July 29. Someone apparently lit a garbage can on fire and burned its contents. The incident, which occurred in the 1600 block of Judd Avenue, was reported July 29.
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Calling all municipal, school board candidates for Nov. 6 election
Our view: Civic-minded candidates sought to lead area school board, communities for next 4 years
ilings for the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board as well as local municipal elections opened Tuesday and will run for the next two weeks, ending at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14. It is a golden opportunity for those interested in local government to toss their hats in the ring and stand for election by their peers. It is our republican form of representative government at its best — the grassroots level. We, the people, select those who will represent us. Those with the most votes win. Up for election for four-year terms on the GSL Board of Education are Jamie Alsleben, Kevin Kuester and Gary Schreifels. All are completing their first full terms. On the Glencoe City Council ballot will be three positions held by Mayor Randy Wilson and council members Dan Perschau, Precinct 1, and Greg Copas, Precinct 4. At Silver Lake, municipal elections are set for four seats currently held by Mayor Bruce Bebo and council members Nolan Johnson, Carol Roquette and Pat Fogarty, who was appointed to fill out a term. At Brownton, the seats held by Mayor Curt Carrigan and council members Norman Schwarze and Brian Dressel will be on the ballot, while at Plato, seats held by incumbents Donovan Buckentin and Suzanne Couval-Templin will be up for election. New Auburn has three seats on the
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ballot. Incumbents are Mayor Roger Becker and council members Jim Stark and Doug Munsch. It is so easy to sit on the sidelines and criticize. Becoming the target of that criticism is a different matter. But all those who have stepped forward are to be commended, whether they win or not. They have decided that being actively involved is better than sitting on the sidelines, and that is how our political system is supposed to work. Being a school board member or council member can be a thankless job at times. Second-guessing has become an American pastime. Yet being involved also can a very rewarding job. When things are going well, it is great to know you are part of the decision-making team. When tough decisions need to be made, it is a great feeling knowing people trust your judgment. You are a leader by being elected to the school board or city council. It is an awesome responsibility as well. Civic-minded people are the foundation of any organization, elected or otherwise. The goal is to find people to serve who have the big picture in mind; people who look at what is best for the entire school district or community. So if one is interested in serving their community, get on the Nov. 6 ballot by filing for election by Aug. 14. — R.G.
Not sure Obama’s supporters knew this
Every once in a while I come across something I’d like to share with my readers. The following, written by Dale Lindsborg, appeared in the Washington Post: ***** Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening. The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet the Press.” The then Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American flag. General Bill Gann, USAF (ret.), asked Obama to explain why he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played. The general stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Section 171: “During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, stand and face it.” Senator Obama replied: “As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides. There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, could exist between our governments .... “When I become president,” Obama went on, “I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war, or in a state of emnity, and a freedom of disquieting oppressive thoughts. We, as a nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is why my wife disrespects the flag, and she and I have attended several flagburning ceremonies in the past. “Of course, now I have found myself about to become president of the United States, and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring change to this nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our nation’s first black family. Indeed, change is about to overwhelm the United States of America.” ***** Not so sure those who supported Obama knew about what he had in mind. 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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the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.” Obama continued: “The National Anthem should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. “It’s my intention if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle Eastern brethren. If we, as a nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails, perhaps a state or period of mutual accord
Letters to Editor No matter, one-street parking always will be an issue in winter
To the Editor: No matter what city you are located in Minnesota, there is always an issue with parking on streets and snow removal. Most residents, who may need to park on the street, are not going to like any ordinance the city comes up with. I happen to live in an area of town where autos are not moved when there is a foot of snow, much less a half inch or an inch. If the city went to parking odd-even days, that would not make a difference, and if they went to one side then the other side of the street, I doubt it would make a difference. At times, there are more cars in the area than one side of the street can allow. We wish to have the best cleaned streets to drive on. However, in the winter do we wish to pay additional taxes to have the street department out on holidays and weekends to clean a half-inch of snow? Much less, can they clean the street of any snow before everyone wants to leave? Can they plow 24/7? Not hardly. There are cities that by the development rules do not allow for parking on streets even in the summer. Terry Jones Glencoe
Letters to Editor County Relay is enrollment site for cancer study
To the Editor: McLeod County Relay for Life is an enrollment site for the third Cancer Prevention Study (CPS-3) by the American Cancer Society. I am the local CPS-3 chair and would love the opportunity to share some information about it with you. Enrollment will take place on Aug. 3 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Masonic West River Park, Hutchinson, where the Relay is held. For more information about CPS-3, you can go to w w w . c a n c e r .org/cps3. The goal of CPS-3 is to better understand the factors (lifestyle, environmental, genetic) that cause or prevent cancer and, ultimately, to help eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations. The hope is to enroll a diverse group of at least 300,000 men and women who are willing to make a long-term commitment to the study, who are between the ages of 30 and 65 years, and have never been diagnosed with cancer. An individual does not have to be a registered Relay for Life participant to enroll in CPS-3. Any person who meets the eligibility criteria and is willing to make the commitment may enroll. Our goal for McLeod County Relay is to enroll 128 participants. In the 1950s the American Cancer Society began conducting cancer prevention studies, following large groups of people over time, to identify and better understand the causes of cancer and find ways to prevent it. Past studies have been the first to show the link between smoking and lung cancer, the first to show the impact of obesity on cancer deaths, and the first to show the link between aspirin and colon cancer prevention. Because the current study population (CPS-II) is aging, we must recruit a new study population for the next generation of research at the ACS. Also, the environment and individuals’ lifestyles change over time. New follow-up studies are needed to understand these changes. The enrollment process is simple and involves two enrollment phases. One portion will take place at the Relay and one at home. Follow-up will last over the length of the study, approximately 20 to 30 years. At our Relay for Life event, participants will be asked to read and sign an informed consent, complete a brief written survey, provide a waist measurement, and give a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit) drawn by a trained, certified phlebotomist. This process will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Following our Relay, a more detailed full-length survey will be mailed to study participants. Completion of this is mandatory for each individual to be considered an enrolled participant. This survey will ask for information on the participant’s lifestyle, behavioral and other factors related to their health. The follow up surveys will take about 45 minutes to complete. Participants in the study will be mailed annual newsletters with highlights of study results. Niki Pokornowski CPS-3 Chair, McLeod County Relay for Life
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Weddings Shanahan —Sellnow
Mary Shanahan and Jon Sellnow, both of Chaska, were united in marriage May 5, 2012, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. Ronald Mathison officiated. Parents of the couple are Bob Shanahan of Glencoe and the late Debbie Detloff, the late Rachel and Brad Frantsen of Olive Branch, Miss., and Robert and Judy Sellnow of Glencoe. Matrons of honor were Marissa Rannow and Patty Riebe. Usherette was Sara Dammann. Flower girl was Hayley Rannow. The bride’s personal attendants were Shannon Wagner and Cristina Oestrich. Best men were Randy and Brian Sellnow. Groomsman and usher was Brian Dammann. A dinner and reception were held at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in Glencoe. The wedding cake
Nelsons named McLeod County Farm Family of Year
By Jennifer Janak University of Minnesota Extension, summer agriculture intern Seventy-six families from around the state, one from each participating county, have been named a “2012 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. “Farm families and agriculture are a major driver of Minnesota’s economy and the vitality of Minnesota’s rural communities,” said Bev Durgan, dean of University of Minnesota Extension. “The University of Minnesota is proud to recognize these outstanding families for their contributions to agriculture and their communities.” Families were selected by their local county Extension committees for having demonstrated a commitment to enhancing and supporting agriculture. The families will be officially recognized in a ceremony Thursday, Aug. 9, at the annual Farmfest near Redwood Falls. Profiles of the 2011 honorees and information on the recognition event can be found on the university’s farm family website at http://mnfarmfamilies.cfans.u mn.edu. McLeod County is proud to honor Duane and Mary Nelson of Winthrop. The Nelsons began their journey together in the early ’80s with a few cows and a rented facility. Over the years, they built a herd by breeding for high-quality genetics and progressive type, which allowed them to create a strong foundation herd. Investments such as a skid loader, TRM mixer, motorized feed cart, and multiple building improvements, have led to improvements in efficiency, consistency, and reduced labor needs. Today the Nelsons continue to milk about 50 cows which are a mixture of Holsteins and Ayrshires. They raise their own young stock and market excess milking cows and heifers. The Nelsons have three children, Erik, Tracy, and Brenda. Son, Erik, an agronomist, and wife, Megan, live by Brownton with their sons, Charlie and Levi. Daughter, Tracy, is the agriculture teacher at Kimball High School. Daughter, Brenda, is married to Alex Miller and lives in Sauk Centre. They are expecting their first child this November. Off the farm, the Nelsons are active with coaching dairy judging, the CRI Board, Winthrop Lions, and substitute teaching. In 1995, Duane and Mary Nelson were awarded the Distinguished Young Breeder award by the National Holstein Association. Farmfest runs Aug. 7-9 at the Gilfillan Estate, near Redwood Falls. Event hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 7-8, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9. More information on Farmfest is available at www.ideagg r o u p . c o m / f a r m fest. In Meeker County, the 2012 Farm Family of the Year is the Dave and Katie Henderickson family of Dassel.
Mary and Jon Sellnow was made by the groom’s mother. The cake top was from the groom’s parents’ wedding 48 years ago. After a wedding trip to New York, the couple will reside in Chaska. The bride is a travel associate at BIWORLDWIDE in Edina and also works at the Pla-Mor Ballroom. The groom is a machine operator at Millerbernd Manufacturing in Winsted and at Sellnow Salvage LLC.
Engagement Wachlarowicz — VonDran
Marissa Wachlarowicz of Silver Lake and Emanuel VonDran of Chicago, Ill., announce their engagement and plans to marry Sept. 29. Parents of the couple are Thomas and Penny Wachlarowicz of Silver Lake and Joseph and Christina VonDran of Chicago. Wachlarowicz is a child pyschologist at Prairie View, Inc. VonDran is a psychology graduate student at Wichita State University and a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Emanuel VonDran Marissa Wachlarowicz
Brownton kickball, beanbag set Aug. 11
Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) will host its third-annual kickball and bean bag tournaments Saturday, Aug. 11. The kickball tournament starts at 9 a.m. The bean bag tournament starts at 11 a.m., with registration from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration for both tournaments can also be made by contacting Shannon Jerabek or Michele Barley at 320-3284239. There also are several other activities throughout the day, starting with a 5K fun run/walk at 8 a.m. The cost is $20, which includes a T-shirt. To register, contact Steff Gronlund at gron lund@hutchtel.net. Many free kids’ events are on tap, including a mile dash at about 9 a.m.; scavenger hunt for food shelf items, 10 a.m.; kickball game, noon; “clown town,” 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and pony rides, 2 p.m.4 p.m. The day’s events will be capped by a street dance with music by Papa Shaw, uptown from 8 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds from the day go toward the sponsorship of children’s activities in the Brownton area.
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Vacation Bible school
Children at vacation Bible school at First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glencoe assembled mosaic designs on July 24. The mosaic designs were at a booth in the ancient, historic city of Babylon enacted by members of First Lutheran for the Bible school’s theme, “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.” The Bible school was July 22 through July 27. On Sunday, July 29, participants sang as a choir during the church’s 10:30 a.m. worship service. Participants putting together the mosaics, from left, are Cullen Lukes, leader Kathy Brelje, leader Teresa Brelje, Matthew Lieske, leader Linda G. Becker, Madigan Primmer and Hunter Lukes.
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Lucas gets scholarship
Joseph Lucas of Hamburg was awarded the Yellow and Blue Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year at South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D. Lucas, son of Mark and Michelle Lucas, is a 2012 graduate of GlencoeSilver Lake High School. He will be a freshman with a major in wildlife and fisheries. While in high school, Lucas was involved in cross country, track, FFA and was a member of the FFA fish and wildlife team.
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Twenty-two Brownton senior citizens met Monday at the community center. Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners: 500, Norma Albrecht, first, and Della Schulz, second; pinochle, Ordell Klucas, first, and John Hubert, second; and sheephead, Harriet Bergs, first, and Elva Wendlandt, second. Delores Rennecke won the door prize. Theola Fors served refreshments. The next meeting is Monday, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m.
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Sylvia Martinez of Glencoe announces the birth of her son, Eduardo B. Martinez, on July 23, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Eduardo weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 18-3/4 inches long. His older sister is Yessina Sylvia Martinez. Grandparents are Jose and Debra Martinez of Glencoe.
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Stewart City Council begins tweaking preliminary
By Lori Copler Staff Writer Realizing residents will be hit with increased utility rates and property taxes as a result of this year’s street and utility project, the Stewart City Council made few adjustments in its 2013 operating budget. The City Council met in a budget workshop July 25, where it tried to keep most planned 2013 expenditures within the constraints established in its 2012 budget. Perhaps the most notable change in the 2013 operating portion of the budget is the elimination of about $6,000 slated for part-time, temporary help to electronically archive the city’s vital documents. Council Member Jason Peirce suggested eliminating the position, which the Council had approved last year. “I understand the desire to get it done, but what’s the benefit to taxpayers?” Peirce asked. City Clerk Ronda Huls said the majority of the work had already been done, and Mayor Jeff Erkenbrack suggested leaving the position in the budget to get the project finished. Council Member Jason Carter suggested reassessing the job at the end of the current year to see how much is left to be done. But Peirce was adamant in his stance. “I don’t see the benefit, not one bit,” Peirce said, adding that keeping the position in the budget could mean a “2 to 3 percent tax increase to our taxpayers.” The Council agreed to remove the position. Also debated in the budget was the position of brush site monitor. Currently, McLeod County has been reimbursing communities with brush sites for monitor wages, but that may not happen in the future, the Council indicated. The McLeod County Solid Waste Department has indicated that it intends to sunset the program in light of its own budgetary issues. Municipalities who wish to continue it will need to do so at their own expense. If the county does eliminate that reimbursement, Peirce said, he would prefer to “not monitor it (the brush site). If there’s abuse, we’ll have to readjust at that time.” The city had budgeted $800 in 2012 for the brush site; Huls said it will cost the city $4,825 if it needs to pay the wages for the monitor. In other budget matters: • The cost of contracting with the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department for law enforcement increased to $97,850 from $96,100. • The fire department budget was kept at the same level as 2012, $63,885. • Peirce, who also is a First Responder captain, suggested decreasing the First Responder budget by $500. He said no major purchases are planned for 2013. • Increased the park budget to $3,000 from $2,600. “Some of the stuff is getting older,” said Peirce, who said the extra money could be used to replace volleyball nets or swings, if needed. • The budget will continue to be tweaked in the next couple months; Huls said she will present a revised budget with the Council’s suggestions at its Aug. 13 meeting, at which time it can continue to adjust it if desired.
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Gauer’s 25th anniversary
Marilyn and Virgil Vollbrecht enjoyed the brunch prepared by Chef Craig at Gauer Chiropractic Clinic’s 25th anniversary celebration in Glencoe July 15. The crowd of almost 250 also enjoyed music by Seville, children’s activities by the Hutchinson Clown Club and drawings for prizes donated by KTWN radio, Integrative Massage Techniques, My Time Yoga, Snap Fitness, Coborn’s and the clinic.
Time to monitor soybean aphids
By David Nicolai Regional Extension Crops educator There is a tremendous range of soybean aphid populations in fields now. Some areas of Minnesota and some fields have very few aphids. You need to scout to make accurate and profitable decisions. Populations can be very different based on the location of the field, soybean growth stage, crop moisture status and crop stage relative to neighboring fields. Bruce Potter, integrated pest management specialist based at the University of Minnesota, Lamberton Research and Outreach Center (SWROC), recently reports “that aphids in the nondroughty soybeans at the SWROC increased over the past week. Most of these soybean plants now have some aphids and occasional plants with hundreds of aphids can be found. These less-stressed SWROC soybeans could hit the 250 aphid/plant threshold near Aug. 1 if populations continue to increase at the present rate … and it rains. Unless the dry weather continues, we could start seeing more general economic threshold levels by the end of next week in localized areas. The good news is that there were few if any areas in Minnesota and other states that had high SBA populations early in the season to share aphids.” Using research data from commercial soybean fields, University of Minnesota Extension recommends treating when rising aphid populations reach 250 per plant, with 80 percent or more of the plants in the fields harboring aphids. Scouting soybean aphids, while time consuming, is not difficult. Prior to soybeans flowering, aphids are most likely found on the top growing trifoliates of the plant. After flowering, the aphids will disperse lower onto the plant’s stems, lower leaves and even pods. Where aphids feed does not seem to impact the amount of damage they cause, this is more a function of how many aphids there are and how long they have been feeding. Aphids suck sap, so the damage they cause is incurred over time. The potential severity of a sustained level of soybean aphids can be measured by calculating cumulative aphid days (CADs), which is the mathematical basis for determining SBA-induced yield loss in soybeans. CADs are an estimate of aphid pressure and a measure of aphid population density over time. For example, the presence of 200 SBA/plant for 20 days would equal approximately 4000 CADs (200 aphids x 20 days = 4000 CADs). Under stressful growing conditions, yield loss begins around 4000 to 5000 CADs, and it may take many more. This data is based on a large number of trials and produce repeatable results. The real point is that yield loss requires more than a couple hundred aphids/plant. Fields with increasing SBA populations averaging over 250/plant are obviously outstripping natural enemies and more often than not will reach economic injury levels (> 4000 aphid days). Thus, the 250 threshold provides a week lead time for insecticide application. The development of yield reducing SBA populations is much less certain if a field averages 50 or 100 SBA/plant. In other words, a threshold greatly below 250 would mean a high percentage of fields would be treated where SBA populations would not develop to yield reducing levels. It would also lead to treating earlier and in some cases a greater probability that the field would be re-infested and re-treated.
History
From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
Aug. 2, 1912 O.C. Conrad, Editor Last Friday evening about 11 o’clock, fire was discovered coming out of the gabled windows of the large barn on the farm of John Block, residing a few miles west of Biscay. At the time the fire was discovered, just two children were at home; the rest of the family was attending a church social a mile away from the farm. The children dressed themselves hurriedly and immediately began to save the horses and cattle; they were largely successful, except for three calves and the chickens. The fire was soon discovered by those attending the church festivities, and the entire gathering lost no time getting to the farm to help battle the fire. When help arrived, most of the outbuildings were ablaze and attention was turned to saving the house. The cause of the barn fire is speculated to be spontaneous combustion of hay. Aside from the barn, two granaries, a corn crib, a machine shed, wood shed and other buildings, as well as machinery, were destroyed. A state official acting in the capacity of jail inspector was in the village Thursday afternoon to look over the city “bastille.” he found but very little change since his last visit two years ago, at which time he condemned the local “coop.” We understand he advised city authorities to do away with the present building and it is more than likely that provisions will be made to accommodate law offenders by arranging a “cozy corner” in the basement of the new city hall. of Glencoe, has filed for the office of McLeod County auditor. With the filing of Schultz, the contest for the job will become a threeway race. Also filing are incumbent Lida Luthens and former Brownton mayor Marvin Spaude. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson announce the birth of a son, Scott Robert, Wednesday, July 25, at the Glencoe hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces at birth.
75 Years Ago
Aug. 5, 1937 Percy L. Hakes, Editor One of the worst electrical storms in many years hit here early Monday and was accompanied by a heavy downpour of rain. The storm started about 1 a.m. and continued for several hours. Lightning and thunder were continuous with no let up. Lightning hit a straw stack on the Fred Knick farm and burned it to the ground, and also hit the barn on the Bennie Knick place, with very little damage being done because it was a “cold” strike. A large tree was hit in the John West yard here in town and also on the Gust Rennecke farm south of town. Sibley County Attorney H.H. Bonniwell Jr. died at the Miller Hospital in St. Paul following an operation Monday evening. He was 49 years of age. Workmen started the excavation work this week on the basement for the addition which will be added to the old building of the First State Bank, which will house the Brownton Liquor Store after the bank moves into its new building, which will be completed soon. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Schatz are the proud parents of a baby girl born Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Langhoff hospital in Glencoe.
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20 Years Ago
July 29, 1992 Lori Copler, Editor Ten people have filed for candidacy in the McLeod County Board of Commissioners election. Incumbents Grant Knutson and Bev Wangerin, both of Hutchinson, are both seeking re-election, as is incumbent Ray Bayerl of Winsted. Knutson is being challenged by Eloi Hamre of Stewart and Lucille Arlt of Hutchinson. Five have filed for the seat in the new District 4, created by redistricting: Robert E. Anderson, Sheldon Nies and Donn Ulrich, all of Hutchinson, and Warren E. Macemon and Gerald Urban, both of Glencoe.
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10 Years Ago
July 31, 2002 Lori Copler, Editor Brownton and Hutchinson are co-hosting this year’s American Legion Third District tournament. The Brownton field was host to an open ceremony Saturday night for the Division II tournament.
50 Years Ago
July 26, 1962 Charles H. Warner, Editor Clarence E. Schultz, 49, insurance and investment businessman
Thurs., Aug. 2 — AA Group Mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info. Mon., Aug. 6 — Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30 p.m.; Brownton Senior Citizens Club, 1 p.m., Brownton Community Center. Tues., Aug. 7 — Narcotics Anonymous, Brownton Community Center, 7 p.m.; Brownton City Council, 7 p.m.; MN River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. introductory class on Medicare, 1 p.m., Hutchinson Senior Center, Ashley Ronglien at 800-333-2433, ext. 82024 for details. Thurs., Aug. 9 — 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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From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
Aug. 2, 1912 A.F. Avery, Editor It is commonly assumed that when a young man launches in business for himself, he needs a wife to urge him to his best endeavors. This was apparently the view taken by Louis C. Boehlke, who recently entered the mercantile business here. His marriage to Miss Alice M. Burgstahler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Burgstahler of Grafton, was solemnized at 6 o’clock Wednesday evening, July 31, in the presence of only the immediate relatives of the contracting party. Mr. and Mrs. Boehlke will go to housekeeping in this village next week. The community was deeply shocked to learn of the death last evening of Bert Loop, son of Contractor F.A. Loop. The young man, in company with several others, had run to the depot as the passenger was pulling in and had no sooner arrived than he fell to the platform in a seeming faint. He was carried to his room at the hotel and both doctors were summoned, but it appears that death was instantaneous. He had suffered for years from valvular heart trouble, and the exertion of running caused a sudden attack of heart failure. H.J. “Pump” Hanson has sold his team and wagon to Herman Klinkhammer and also transferred to him the job of covering the cream routes for the local creamery. Pump has resume his chair in the barber shop. ter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wendlandt of Stewart, became the bride of Kenneth Louis Schuman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Schumann of Dassel.
35 Years Ago
Aug. 4, 1977 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Issue not available.
75 Years Ago
July 30, 1937 L.A. Hakes, Editor The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Schulze was baptized at the local Lutheran church Sunday morning and given the name William Otto. L.E. Sawyer has greatly enhanced the interior and exterior of his restaurant with paint. The front has been painted a bright silver color.
30 Years Ago
Aug. 5, 1982 John Lipke, Editor Two weeks after Publisher Doug Seitz announced the cessation of the Tribune, it is back in business, under the ownership of publisher/editor John Lipke. Kathy Nelson has returned home after nearly a month at Fairview Southdale, where she had part of her leg amputated after a water skiing accident at Lake Marion. Word has it that Rufus Witte had a serious bike accident this past week. Seems he was traveling to Gaylord to visit his father in the hospital. As bad luck would have it, his motor bike malfunctioned and Rufus was forced to choose between a hard landing on the blacktop or a spill in a deep drainage ditch. He did end up visiting his father — as his roommate for four days in the hospital.
50 Years Ago
Aug. 2, 1962 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor A heap of mangled wreckage is all that remained of a Chevrolet station wagon owned by Eldon Luhman of Howard Lake after it was bumped off the Milwaukee Road tracks by a freight train last Tuesday morning. The four occupants, all from Howard Lake, managed to get out before the impact. A pretty summer wedding took place Sunday, July 8, when Miss Noreen Laura Wendlandt, daugh-
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Churches
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., Aug. 1 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m Fri., Aug. 3 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship, 9:30 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., Aug. 6 — Men’s Bible study, 6 a.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m. CHRIST LUTHERAN 1820 N. Knight Ave., Glencoe Katherine Rood, Pastor 320-864-4549 www.christluth.com E-mail: office@christluth.com Wed., Aug. 1 — Televised worship, 2 p.m., Channel 10; mission team meeting, 6 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 — Grand Meadows worship, 10:30 a.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship with communion; Hunter Hardel baptism; vacation Bible school “Light of Fire” kickoff after worship. Mpn., Aug. 6 — Vacation Bible school, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; televised worship service, 3 p.m., Clannel 10. Tues., Aug. 7 — Vacation Bible school, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; ladies fellowship at Gert & Erma’s, 10 a.m.; worship team meeting, 6 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — Vacation Bible school, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; televised worship service, 2 p.m., on Challen 10; council meeting, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Aug. 5 — No worship. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Aug. 1 — St. Pius X staff meeting, 10 a.m.; bloodmobile at City Center, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; Gospel by the Grill, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; no CCW meeting. Fri., Aug. 3 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; adoration of the blessed sacraments follows Mass until noon; first Friday communion calls begin, 10 a.m.; no Spanish Mass. Sat., Aug. 4 — Widow/widower singles breakfast at Dubbs, 9 a.m.; Spanish baptism session, 10 a.m.; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass and baptism, 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Mass and baptisms, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Hispanic RE registration; Guadalupe committee meeting, 12:30 p.m.; Mass at Seneca, 4:30p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m Mon., Aug. 6 — No Mass; St. Pius X School registration meetings, 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; CCW Province board members, 11 a.m. Mass. Tues., Aug. 7 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; St. Pius X School registration, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; AFC Word meeting at Holy Family, 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — St. Pius X School registration meetings, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; youth group Bible study and potluck, 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., Aug. 1 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m.; board of trustees, 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 — Board of deacons, 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship with communion, 8 a.m.; fellowship time, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.; Spanish worship, 6 p.m. Mon., Aug. 6 — NYG meeting, 6 p.m.; board of stewardship, 6:30 p.m.; youth worship, 7 p.m. Tues., Aug. 7 — O.T. Overview, 9:30 a.m.; Christian education board, 7 p.m.; day school board, 7 p.m.; youth board, 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — Worship with communion, 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., Aug. 1 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m.; board of education, 8 p.m.; deacons, 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 — GRHS communion, 9:30 a.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m. Tues., Aug. 7 — Community Strings, 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m.; council, 8 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Wed., Aug. 1 — Elders meeting, 6 p.m.; church board, 6:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 4 — Bible school set up, 2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Sunday worship, 9 a.m.; Bible class, 10:20 a.m.; summer Bible school, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 6 — Summer Bible school, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 7 — Table Talk, 8 a.m.; summer Bible school, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — Summer Bible school, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: contact@gracebrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Wed., Aug. 1-Thurs., Aug. 2 — youth group trip. Sun., Aug. 5-Thurs., Aug. 9 — Vacation Bible school, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship with communion, 8:45 a.m. Wed., Aug. 8 —Worship, 6:30 p.m.; council meeting, 7:30 p.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Wed., Aug. 1 — Stewardship meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 3 — Ladies Aid meeting, 1:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m.; L.W.M.L. mites; Channel 8 video; pastor at long-term care, Glencoe. Wed., Aug. 8 — Chapel worship with communion, 6:30 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Wed., Aug. 1 — Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — Bingo, bring an item for food shelf, 6:30 p.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Stewart Robert Lehner, Pastor Wed., Aug. 1 — Softball, 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 4 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship with communion, 10 a.m. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., Aug. 1 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 — Mass, 9 a.m. Fri., Aug. 3 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Mass, 9 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, part-time pastor Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, pastor 320-587-5104 Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship with communion, 9:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., Aug. 1 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship, 10 a.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — 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., Aug. 1 — Office open, 9 a.m. Fri., Aug. 3 — Office open, 9 a.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship with communion, 10 a.m.; prayer time, 11 a.m. Tues., Aug. 7 — Council meeting, 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — Office open, 9 a.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Sun., Aug. 5 — 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., Aug. 1 — Prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 4 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; outdoor community service in City Park, 9 a.m.; Living Water Puppets, float and motorcycle parade, 1 p.m.; free ice cream give-away in City Park following parade. Mon., Aug. 6 — Church board, 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — 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 Fri., Aug. 3 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sat., Aug. 4 — Polka Mass, 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tues., Aug. 7 — Mass, 8 a.m.; Area Word, 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — Rosary, 6 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., Aug. 9 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; area worship, 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 10 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sat., Aug. 11 — Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Aug. 5 — No worship. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Wed., Aug. 1 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Sunday school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priesthood, relief society and primary, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. WATER OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA METODISTA LIBRE Clinica del Alma 727 16th St. E., Glencoe Spanish/bi-lingual services Nestor and Maria German, Pastors E-mail: nestor2maria@hotmail.com Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship, 2 p.m. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 77 Second Ave. S. Corner C.R. 1 and Second St. S., Lester Prairie David R. Erbel, pastor Thurs., Aug. 2 — Office open, 9 a.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Worship, 9 a.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. S.W., Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, Senior pastor Adam Krumrie, Worship pastor Thurs., Aug. 2 — Worship team, 6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mon., Aug. 6 — Men’s Bible study, 7 p.m.
Obituaries Elden George Bipes, 89, of Brownton
Funeral services for Elden George Bipes, 89, of Brownton, were held Thursday, July 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. The Rev. R. Allan Reed officiated. Mr. Bipes died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at his home near Brownton. The or- Elden Bipes ganist was Norma Witte. His great-granddaughter, Carrington Riss, sang “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “Beautiful Savior,” “I’m But a Stranger Here” and “How Great Thou Art.” Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Active pallbearers were Clyde Zieman, Kevin Miller, Nolan Schulz, Wade Klabunde, Wayne Rennecke and Brian Meier. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Bipes was born on July 6, 1923, in Sumter Township, McLeod County, to Arthur and Ida (Peltz) Bipes. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith as a youth at the Methodist Church in Brownton. He received his education in the Brownton School District 421. On April 26, 1943, Mr. Bipes was united in marriage to Helen Klitzke by the Rev. Streufert. This marriage was blessed with three children, Elden Vernell, Myron and Frederick. The Bipeses resided and farmed in the Brownton area and shared 69 years of marriage. Mr. Bipes farmed all his life and was also employed at Green Giant in Glencoe. He retired in 1984, but continued part-time work until 1994. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, where he was active on the cemetery board for 18 years and served two terms as a collector. Mr. Bipes enjoyed fishing, traveling, playing the accordion and reading God’s word. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends. Survivors include his wife, Helen Bipes of Brownton; son, Myron (Carol) Bipes of Malmo; grandchildren, Patricia (Rick) Blais, Rachelle (Dave) Yates, Richard Bipes, Michael (Shawna) Bipes, Gene Bipes, Christopher (Kristina) Bipes and Clarissa (Mark) Bipes-Thompson; great-grandchildren, Nichole, Daniel, Karen, Kristin, Zachary, Joshua, Austin, Ava, Carrington, Alexander and Madeleine; daughter-in-law, Susan Bipes of Coon Rapids; many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Arthur and Ida Bipes; sons, Elden Vernell Bipes and Frederick Bipes; sister, Verna Jaekel and her husband, Herbert; father-inlaw and mother-in-law, August and Hulda Klitzke; brothersin-law, Lesley Klitzke and Theophil Klitzke; and sisterin-law, Berdina Pikal. Arrangements were by the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Brownton. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
Deaths Richard Weber, 85, Northfield
Funeral services for Richard Weber, 85, of Northfield and formerly of Glencoe, will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m., at the Church of St. Pius X. Mr. Weber died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Visitation will be today (Wednesday), from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the JohnsonMcBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery. For an online guest book, go to www.hantge.com.
The family of Bertha Milbrand wish to express their sincere gratitude to the employees of GRHS LTC for the wonderful care mother was given during her time in the facility and to the many families and friends that visited her. Thank you also to the following: Pastor Reichow for his visits, prayers and comforting words, the Ladies Aid and the congregational ladies who served the lunch, the soloist, the organist, those who brought food, sent flowers, cards and memorials and offered words of comfort. Also, last but not least, the staff of Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel for their great services. Thanks again. Les & Cordelia Milbrand & families Darlene & Duane Heuer & families Joan Bullert, David & Chris Milbrand *31Ca
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Fr. Tony Stubeda, St. Pius, Glencoe August is tinged with melancholy. The arrival of the county fair, the beginning of sports practices and back to school shopping are intrusions of reality into the dreamy laziness of summer. We still have warm days and long evenings ahead of us, but the days are growing shorter and the reality of our work-a-day lives is starting to loom on the edges of our consciousness. August is a time to remind ourselves that there is serious work around the corner and we should enjoy this time while we can. The one thing sure to ruin these last days of summer is too much thinking about the future. One way to enjoy August is to keep focused on the present and to limit our worries about the future. I know that this is true, but I am by nature a worrier. I sometimes live so far in the future that I forget to enjoy the present. My own desire to look around the corner sometimes makes it hard to enjoy the present. I forget that each day is a gift from God and that each day’s challenges and joys can be missed if I do not pay attention. Very often God is speaking to me in the present, but I am so preoccupied by the future that I do hear his voice or see his presence. August can be a time for us to discover balance in our lives. We can make every effort to enjoy the end of summer, to be thankful for relaxed schedules and to rejoice in the gift of summer. While we cannot ignore the tasks that lie just around the corner, we need to remember that our lives reveal the wonder and power of God only moment by moment, and that too much worry about the future and what is to come can blind us to the blessings and goodness of our ever present God.
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Area News
Henriksen new police chief
SILVER LAKE — The Silver Lake Leader reported that Forrest Henriksen has been named the new Silver Lake police chief, replacing Bill Hummel, who resigned in April. Henriksen has been the interim chief since Hummel’s resignation. He was one of eight finalists interviewed, and had been a Silver Lake Police officer since 2009.
Training center now open
HOWARD LAKE — April and Larry Anderson have opened a nursing assistant registered and home health aide training center in Howard Lake, according to the Herald Journal. The center offers training programs for those looking for entry-level positions in the nursing or healthcare fields. The program outgrew its Cokato facility, so the Andersons moved it to a larger one in Howard Lake.
Former school demolished
GAYLORD — The Immanuel Lutheran School in Gaylord, nearly 100 years old, was demolished in a matter of hours Thursday, July 19, according to The Gaylord Hub. A new, 18,000-square-foot school will be built near by.
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Music by the Pond
The Froemming Family Singers from Mannanah, near Grove City, dazzled the Grand Meadows audience with their high-energy brand of bluegrass and gospel music Thursday night. The outdoor patio concert, part of Grand Meadows’ “Music By the Pond” series, mixed harmonies of the family members with musical talents on the guitar, mandolin, banjo, violin and bass fiddle. Family members, above, from left to right, are Matt, 20, on guitar and a songwriter; Elsie, 12, on banjo; Carl, singing; Ruth, 17, on the mandolin; and Faith, 15, on the fiddle. Not in the photo, but playing the bass was their mother, Anna. At the left are Grand Meadows residents and staff members enjoying the music. They included, left to right, Janett Leavens, Gladys Ortloff and Phyliss Hager. In the back is Sara Brown, Grand Meadows’ activities coordinator.
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
Plato blood drive
Loren Busse of Arlington was one of 43 donors at last Thursday’s blood drive in the Plato area. The blood drive was held at Crossroads West Church near Plato. Mary Miller is the Red Cross worker. Blood drive officials said the goal was 55 units of blood, but only 43 were collected — 31 whole units and 12 pints of double red-cell donations. There were two first-time donors, Jamie Krohn and Bruce Franke. The next blood drive in the Plato area will be Nov. 1 at Crossroads West.
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the Dakotas and Minnesota. While driving through Hutchinson, Ebbers saw the Citizens Bank and Trust and allegedly “said, ‘Right there!’ indicating that was the bank he wanted to rob.” According to the complaint, Reeves then parked in the Target parking lot and waited while Ebbers robbed the bank. “When Ebbers returned, he said, ‘Floor it, drive, go baby go!’” the complaint continued. Ebbers was arrested the next morning, July 18, in a cornfield northeast of Glencoe, about 15 miles from where he fled the stopped car. According to the complaint, “Ebbers confessed to his participation in the bank robbery,” and “suggested it was all his doing” and that “Reeves just got caught up in the crime spree.” Also, according to the complaint, before coming to Minnesota, Ebbers admitted that he walked away from a halfway house for registered sex offenders in Racine, Wis., because his supervised release was about to be revoked. “Ebbers didn’t want to go back to prison to serve the remaining 18 months of his prison sentence, and he had been on the run from police since the end of May or the beginning of July 2012,” the complaint said. During the interview process, Ebbers was shown a photo of the alleged bank robber taken by the bank’s surveillance system. According to the complaint, “Ebbers said, ‘Is it obvious or what?’ Ebbers conceded the surveillance image was “obviously” of him and asked, ‘What do you want me to say? You got me! Yes.’”
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Youth theater
Glencoe-Silver Lake Community Education sponsored a youth theater program last week that culminated with the presentation of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” directed by Randy Wilson. The performances were held Friday afternoon and evening at the Glencoe City Center. Above are Samantha Rudy as the Empress and Dustin Luhman as the Emperor. At right is young cast member Trevor Kirchoff as a baker. In all, the cast included 30 members, ranging in age from kindergarten to grade 8. The summer youth theatre program is new this year. The program also gave an opportunity to older students to help by working with the younger students.
Restraining order dropped
HUTCHINSON — A Douglas County District judge has approved state Rep. Mary Franson’s request to dismiss a restraining order against McLeod County Republican Chairman Eric Harpel of Glencoe, according to the Hutchinson Leader. Franson said she hopes to resolve issues with Harpel, who she says is her exboyfriend, through their attorneys. Harpel continues to deny Franson’s allegations, the Leader reports, and said he looks forward to refocusing his attention on his children, his duties as chairman, and his business.
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