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Area athlete takes up new sport
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National Night Out gatherings held in county
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The McLeod County
Glencoe, Minnesota Vol. 116, No. 32
Board finalizes building lease levy financing
$1.375 million to be repaid over 10 years; builds ECFE addition
By Rich Glennie Editor On Monday night, the GlencoeSilver Lake School Board approved the lease purchase financing for its Early Childhood center addition that currently is being constructed. The lease purchase financing is for $1.375 million and was awarded to Capital One Public Funding for a fixed rate of 3.15 percent for 10 years. Capital One was one of three bids for the financing. The others were Security Bank & Trust (3.50 percent) and Kinetic Leasing (3.64 percent). Over the life of the lease, the district will pay $1,608,343. The lease purchase funds would be repaid in two payments totaling nearly $80,000 a year. The total project will cost $1,966,909, of which the district has contributed $591,909 from other district funds. The School Board also authorized the execution of the lease agreement. In other matters, the School Board: • Approved a resolution of sup-
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
port for the city of Glencoe’s 10year extension of its tax increment finance (TIF) District No. 4, the old industrial park. Glencoe Mayor Randy Wilson said special legislation was approved last session to allow the city to extend the life of TIF No. 4 until 2023. He said that will allow the tax increments generated from that district to help fund bonds issued on two other TIFs — for the downtown redevelopment and the new industrial park. Wilson said the city had 16 TIF districts over the years, but 12 have been decertified and no longer exist. Of the remaining four, the city knows when two of them will expire — Grand Meadows and Coborn’s — but the ones for the industrial park are a bit more uncertain, depending on how soon development occurs, Wilson said. When the downtown and new industrial park TIFs begin to cash flow, TIF No. 4 will be decertified, Wilson said.
Chronicle photos by Lori Copler
Brownton Days
Brownton hosted a full weekend of activities July 9-11, including a corn feed and pedal pull Friday night sponsored by the Brownton Lions Club; Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) Day Saturday, which included kickball and beanbag tournaments, a 5K run/walk, and a variety of kids’ activities; a Brownton all-school reunion Saturday evening that attracted between 350 and 400 alumni; a street dance; and the official dedication of the Brownton Area Civic Center, which was transformed from the former Brownton school. Above, Caleb Lindeman, son of Jason and Melanie Lindeman of Brownton, gets his hair painted at the Hutchinson Clown Club’s booth Saturday; and, at right, Savannah Sweely, daughter of David and Nancy Sweely of Stewart, was among the competitors at the pedal pull Friday. More photos can be found on the back page.
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McLeod County Fair opens today
The 141st annual McLeod County Fair opens Wednesday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 18, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Wednesday is celebrating senior citizens. The grandstand show is moto cross at 7 p.m. Thursday is celebrating health and wellness with the grandstand show being moto cross again at 7 p.m. Celebrating community is Friday’s emphasis. Auto cross will be the 7 p.m. grandstand show. Celebrating kids is Saturday’s theme of the day with AMA racing as the grandstand show beginning at 7 p.m. Celebrating family is Sunday’s theme. Xtreme demo derby is the grandstand show beginning at 5 p.m. The complete schedule includes: Wednesday, Aug. 14 JUDGING 10 a.m., Market Lamb Weigh-In 11 a.m., 4-H Poultry Show Noon, 4-H & Open Class Goat Shows 6 p.m., 4-H Beef Show OTHER 1 p.m., Gates open 1 p.m., Midway opens 7 p.m., Moto Cross 10 p.m., Nightly drawing Official opening of 2013 County Fair, 1 p.m. FREE ENTERTAINMENT C&L Stage 1 p.m., Senior citizen entertainment, Myrtle Nerdstrom 1 p.m., Century Farm presentation 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Maiden Dixie Pavilion 2:30-5:30 p.m., Wally Pikal Legacy Stage 3 p.m., “History of Aprons” 4 p.m., “Images of America: Hutchinson” Thursday, Aug. 15 JUDGING 9 a.m., 4-H Dairy Show 9 a.m., Fun and Games Horse Show 9:30 a.m., Open Class Poultry 1 p.m., 4-H Swine Show 3:30 p.m., 4-H Lamb Lead 4:30 p.m., 4-H Sheep Show 6 p.m., Open Class Horse and Pony Halter judging OTHER 9 a.m., Gates open 10:30 a.m., Commercial Building opens 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free health checks by GRHS 1 p.m., Midway opens 7 p.m., Moto Cross 10 p.m., Nightly drawing 10:30 p.m., Buildings close for evening ENTERTAINMENT C&L Stage 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Blurred Vision
Bid awarded to resurface outdoor track for $124,660
By Rich Glennie Editor The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board on Monday night awarded the bid to repair of the outdoor track at Stevens Seminary Field for $124,660. There was only one bidder, Midwest Tennis and Track of Denison, Iowa. Michelle Sander, GSL business manager, said four contractors asked for specifications, but only one bid. The work is scheduled to be completed this fall, and Sander said that tight time line may have been a factor in so few bids. Sander said the resurfacing work will take about a week, and will be done sometime in September or October. The problem is finding a week in which no fall activities are planned for the stadium in order to keep people off the track while the work is being completed. “We need a good week of weather to get it done,” Sander added. The project will include milling off the current surface, repairing any cracks and pouring on the new allweather surface. She said soil borings indicated the base for the track was in good shape. The track was determined unsafe to use last spring and no events were held on it, Sander said. The life expectancy of the track was 10 years, Sander said, and the track is actually 13 or 14 years old. “Considering Minnesota winters. It’s just old,” she added. Sander said the funds to do the project are in the district’s deferred maintenance budget.
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Wed., 8-14 H: 78º, L: 59º Thur., 8-15 H: 80º, L: 62º Fri., 8-16 H: 81º, L: 63º Sat., 8-17 H: 84º, L: 65º Sun., 8-18 H: 87º, L: 66º
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Temperatures and precipitation compiled by Robert Thurn, Chronicle weather observer.
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Legion Auxiliary meets Aug. 19
The Glencoe American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 95 will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19, at the Glencoe Fire Hall. Lunch will be served.
Burger Night Friday at Plato
The Plato Lions will host Burger Night from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Plato City Park on Friday, Aug. 16. Music will be provided by Community Strings at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own chairs. Proceeds from the event will go toward local projects.
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
Fish boil dinner set Aug. 25
First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe will host its fourth annual fish boil dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 25, in the church’s fellowship center. The menu includes pollock, tartar sauce, potatoes, coleslaw, bread and butter, dessert and a beverage. A freewill donation will be accepted for the Orphan Grain Trail. Supplemental funds will be provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Construction season in full bloom
Motorists on Highway 212 have run into road construction preparations over the weekend as work on resurfacing of Highway 212, from Highway 5 near Norwood Young America west of Glencoe, gets under way. Westbound motorists traveling on Highway 212 can expect delays. Last week, crews built crossovers in the median in preparation for resurfacing that portion of the roadway. Traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes, resulting in a single lane of traffic in each direction. Motorists should enter the work zone with caution and expect brief delays until the project is completed in late September. Knife River Corporation North Central of Sauk Rapids is the contractor on this mill and overlay project. The nearly $3.4 million project will provide a smoother ride for motorists when completed, a Minnesota Department of Transportation news release stated.
GHS class of 1968 to reunite
The Glencoe High School class of 1968 will host its 45-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Glencoe VFW Club. Invitations have been sent, however, not all addresses could be found. All Glencoe High class of 1968 members and their spouses are urged to attend. For more information, contact Dennis Wolter at 320-510-0206.
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ENTERTAINMENT Pavilion 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Leon Olson Band, Legacy Stage 12:30 p.m., “Overview of Hutchinson Center for the Arts” 1 p.m., “Up-Cycling” 2 p.m., “Metalsmithing” 3 p.m., “Felting” 4 p.m., “Glass Engraving” 5 p.m.,“Stained Glass,” Promise Stage 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Kid Power w/Rachael Kroog 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Magician Matt Dunn 11:30-12:15 p.m., Kid Power w/Rachael Kroog 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Magician Matt Dunn 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m., “Homeward Bound” Fanny Farmer 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Oaks & Pines Bell Choir 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m., “Homeward Bound” Fanny Farmer 5 p.m., Battle of the Bands, sponsored by MEADA of McLeod County Friday, Aug. 16 JUDGING 9 a.m., 4-H Horse Show 5:30 p.m., 4-H Livestock Auction OTHER 9 a.m., Gates open 10:30 a.m., Commercial Building opens 1 p.m., Midway opens 1 p.m.-3 p.m., “Get to know McLeod Co.: Town Histories & Celebrations,” south stage 4:30 p.m., Kids Pedal Tractor Pull 7 p.m., Auto Cross 10 p.m., Nightly drawing 10:30 p.m., Buildings close for evening ENTERTAINMENT C&L Stage 8 p.m., Hairball; opening act: Strange Daze ENTERTAINMENT Pavilion Noon-3 p.m., Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers Legacy Stage Noon, “Native American Legends & Beliefs” 1 p.m., “History of Dugout Canoe” 2 p.m., “Fur Trading” 3 p.m., “Pioneer Trunk” 4 p.m., “Crazy Quilting” 5 p.m.,“Butter Making” Promise Stage Saturday, Aug. 17 JUDGING 9 a.m., Open Class Sheep Show 9 a.m., 4-H Rabbit Show 9:30 a.m., Open Class Dairy Show 10 a.m.-Noon, Chocolate Lovers Contest entries 1 p.m., Chocolate Lovers Contest OTHER 9 a.m., Gates open 10 a.m., Sky Hawks Air Show 11 a.m., Midway opens 2 p.m., Draft Horse Hitch Show 2 p.m., Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby Race 2:45 p.m., Drawing for Bikes 4 p.m., Round Robin 7 p.m., AMA Racing Cross 10 p.m., Nightly drawing 10:30 p.m., Buildings close for evening ENTERTAINMENT C&L Stage 8 p.m.-midnight, DiamondBack Creative Arts Building 10:30 a.m.-midnight Lego Building ENTERTAINMENT Horticulture Courtyard Noon-4 p.m., Clown Town, Pavilion Noon-3 p.m., Wendinger Band 4 p.m., Birthday Bash! Celebrating 20 years at the “new” fairgrounds 4 p.m.-7 p.m., “Joe McPherson,” South Stage Legacy Stage 11 a.m., “Straw Bale Gardening” Noon, “Native American Legends & Beliefs” Sunday, Aug. 18 JUDGING 9:30 a.m., Open Class Beef Show 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., 4-H Dress Revue 3 p.m., Classic Ribfest Contest 4:15 p.m., People’s Choice Classic Ribfest Contest OTHER 9 a.m., Gates open 10:30 a.m., Commercial Building opens Noon, Antique Tractor Pull, sponsored by Silver Lake Two Cylinder Club 1 p.m., Midway opens 1 p.m., Draft Horse Halter classes 3 p.m., Jr. Driver Cart Team and Farmers Obstacle Course 3 p.m., Car and Motorcycle Show trophies 3 p.m., Herdsmanship awards 4 p.m., Car and Motorcycle Show parade 5 p.m., Xtreme Demo Derby 5:30 p.m., Classic Ribfest awards ceremony 8 p.m., All exhibits released 8:30 p.m., Nightly drawing ENTERTAINMENT C&L Stage 2 p.m.-4 p.m., “Alpensterne” South Stage 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Whitesidewalls Corporate Tent Noon, 34th Annual McLeod County Talent Contest Legacy Stage
Wee Friends orientation set
Wee Friends Preschool orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the First Congregational Church, 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe. New students orientation is 7 p.m.; returning students at 7:15 p.m.
Scarlet Ladies plan outing
The Brownton-Stewart Red Hats Scarlet Ladies have an outing planned for Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m., at Hahn’s Dining & Lounge in Winthrop. If rides are needed, meet at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton at 5:30 p.m. RSVP by Aug. 14 by calling Ardis Waller at 320-328-5371, Myra Scharpe at 507-647-5933 or Elaine Dahlke at 612-655-1575.
Wee Friends Preschool Orientation
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 7 p.m. for New Members 7:15 p.m. for Returning Members First Congregational Church, 1400 Elliott Ave. N., Glencoe
Children who are three or four on or before September 1, 2013 (and potty trained) are welcome to enroll in our program. If you are interested in registration please call the school at 320-510-1811.
Migrant Health notes 40 years
Migrant Health Service Inc. will host a 40-year anniversary open house in Glencoe on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The service is located at 1006 Greeley Ave. Snacks will be served.
Farmers market now open
Glencoe’s Farmers Market is open weekly on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is offering a variety of fresh garden produce, honey, jams, pickles and an assortment of other homemade goods. The market is located on 11th Street in downtown Glencoe across from the Glencoe City Center.
Glencoe seniors to meet
The Glencoe Senior Citizens group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 20, and Thursday, Aug. 22, at 12:30 p.m., at the senior room in the Glencoe City Center. The group will play 500 and Sheephead, and all area senior citizens are invited to attend.
Police Report
Glencoe Police assisted the sheriff’s office in responding to a call of a vehicle in a field with its headlights and taillights on at 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6. The vehicle was supposed to be along Highway 212 near Diamond Avenue, but was gone when officers arrived, however. A semi trailer tire hit the back of a vehicle while backing up on 9th Street at 11:21 a.m., Tuesday. A female juvenile fell off her bike on 15th Street and broke her arm. The call came in at 6:41 p.m., Tuesday, and the ambulance also was dispatched. Glencoe Police assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office in trying to locate a “very intoxicated” male at 4:14 p.m., Wednesday. When the man was found, he was transported to the Brown County detox center in New Ulm. A gas drive-off was reported at Super America at 5:29 p.m., Wednesday. The driver left without paying for $7.81 in gas. The clerk was not sure if the driver attempted to use a credit card or not. On Saturday, Aug. 10, a traffic stop on 13th Street resulted in a citation for driving after revocation. Also on Saturday, at 12:40 p.m., police received a report of the theft of a battery charger from a 10th Street garage. The charger was valued at $75. A black phone, along with debit cards, were found on Judd Avenue and turned in at the police station at 5:56 p.m., Saturday. Police were called to the City Center at 12:34 a.m., Sunday, after police reservists saw several individuals “dropping their pants during a dance.” When the reserve officers told them to stop, “the individuals became upset.” Police were called to help calm down the situation and to get everyone out of the building. A property damage report was received at 3:43 p.m., Sunday, from a 16th Street residence. A vehicle’s wiring had been cut and the transmission dipstick tampered with.
Corrections & Clarifications
In the 2013 Glencoe Guide recently published, several errors were found. First, the Brownton Congregational Church is not associated with the United Church of Christ (UCC). Rather, Brownton Congregational is associated with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (CCCC) and has been for many years. Also its pastor, Barry Marchant, is not the interim pastor, but the pastor at the church. A second error occurred when the legislative page was printed. An older version of the page was mistakenly placed in the new Guide that listed Ron Shimanski as a state legislator. The current state representative is Glenn Gruenhagen of Glencoe. ***** The McLeod County 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.
The McLeod County Chronicle, www.glencoenews.com, Wednesday, August 14, 2013, page 3
Glencoe couple injured in cycle crash
DRESBACH, Minn. — WXOW News 19 of La Crosse, Wis., reported Aug. 8 that a Glencoe motorcycle driver remains in the hospital following a collision with another vehicle in the construction area in Dresbach. Witness accounts said 59year-old James Eiden was northbound on Highway 61 when his cycle struck the driver’s side of an SUV driven by 23-year-old James Kruckow of La Crescent. His vehicle was headed west through the construction zone intersection at the time. Kruckow and his passenger, Pete Zervakis, 24, are both employees of WXOW. Neither were injured in the crash. Eiden’s son, Chris, told WXOW his father suffered non-life threatening head and hip injuries. Eiden first went to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, but later was transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, according to his son. Eiden’s passenger on the motorcycle, 59-year-old Michele Eiden, received nonlife threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. No tickets have yet been issued in the collision. A report from the Minnesota State Patrol is expected later this month, WXOW reported. Assisting the State Patrol at the scene were the Winona County Sheriff’s Office and Tri State Ambulance.
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
National Night Out was celebrated last Tuesday. The event is designed for neighbors to better get to know one another in order to stay alert in their neighborhoods as a crime prevention tool. Above, Meara Lucas, Bjorn Lucas, Lindsay Lucas and Jackie Connelly set up a huge bubblemaking pool as part of the activities. At left, Bob Allison did the cooking for the neighborhood gathering, while Darin Lucas kept on eye on the final result.
Glencoe man injured in 1-vehicle rollover
Joshua Daniel Lindeman, 20, of Glencoe, was injured in a one-vehicle rollover on Sibley County Road 12, one mile east of County Road 13, two miles west of Arlington, at 6:35 p.m., Sunday. According to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, Lindeman was westbound on County Road 12 in a 1994 GMC Sierra, when he ran off the road, and hit a driveway, rolling the vehicle. The sheriff’s office press release stated Lindeman was not wearing a seatbelt and had to be extricated from the pickup truck. He was taken by ambulance to Sibley Medical Center, and then airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. His vehicle was a total loss. Assisting at the scene were the Arlington Fire Department and Arlington Ambulance.
I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, visits, & calls after my heart surgery at Abbott. Thanks to those who brought meals and helped in any way. A special thanks to my family for being there whenever anything needed to be done. God bless you all. ~Marge Farrell
Thank You!
I wish to thank all who sent the lovely cards and greetings celebrating my 60 years in music. It was truly appreciated. God Bless You All.
“Die Kinder” Music Studio 25 years strong!
573 students total participating in Suzuki violin, piano, viola, cello lessons and/or Kindermusik classes Thank you! To all the families that have supported these programs. I felt honored and privileged to have been able to pass on the joy of being musical with all your children! Mary-Anne Olmsted-Kohls Owner, Director, Teacher
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Once decertified, the property taxes would then again be split among the city, county and school district. • Heard the next School Board meeting will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, in the high school media center. • Heard the community pepfest is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28, the same night as the school district open houses and freshmen orientation. • Heard from Paul Sparby, high school principal, that three new secondary teachers have been hired. Shawn Fettig will be the new high school math teacher, replacing Craig Brenner; Taylor Melius is the new junior high English teacher, replacing Clare Nolan; and Jamie Fredrickson is a new high school special education teacher. • Awarded the annual fuel bid to Super America, the lowest of three bidders. • Extended the school nurse’s contract by five days at an additional cost of $1,143. The new school nurse is Andrea Kuenzel. • Approved staff overload contracts for Randi Erlandson in the music department, Roxanne Stensvad in the science department and Mary Eckhoff in the business department. • Approved new two-year contracts with community education staff. Don Bohnert, community education assistant, and Jan Goettl, Adventure Club coordinator, each received a 1 percent increase. ReNae Jenson, community education enrichment/recreation coordinator, received a 5.07 percent increase over the two-year period. All the increases were in accordance with pay equity standards. • Approved additional special education paraprofessional time at the elementary schools. • Accepted the following donations: $3,500 grant from 3M for the robotics program; $17,000 from Stevens Seminary for College in the Classroom courses; and $5,000 from Stevens Seminary for summer school.
Thank you kindly for all the contributions and support from friends, family and the following people and businesses who took part in our Sanctuary Health & Wellness Benefit held Sat Aug 3. at REMAX Homes, Glencoe: Back to Nature Wellness Center, Dr. Steve Fjerstad, Denise & Michaela Schuft, Connie Karstens of The Lamb Shoppe, Tania Krueger of Tania’s Wellness Corner, Dr. Nick Johnson of Pure Life Wellness Clinic, Dr. Dan & Patty Morehouse, Hutchinson Therapeutic Massage, Ensospa, Tim Berry, Marie Mathay, Bob & Barb McGonigal, Back Yard Wines, Jeff Delwiche, Shari’s Hair Design, Locher Bros., Coborn’s Grocery Store, McLeod County Chronicle, Glencoe Chamber of Commerce, Glencoe Police Department, Pla-Mor Ballroom, Bob & Gloria Eberhard, Title Mark, Franklin Printing Inc., Cutting Edge, Belly Dance by Nadia, GSL High School Ag Dept., GSL Theater Dept., Whole Foods, The Cake House, Glencoe Regional Health Services, Mr. & Mrs. Harlan Wilkins, Pro Nails, Mike Schrupp of Sterns Lending, Paul Garrison of Wells Fargo, Pro Auto, Ryan Voss, KGLB, Gert & Erma’s, Dave & Deb Kohout, Tom & Sarah Drong, Lillian’s Boutique, Hutchinson Leader, Waconia Patriot, Litchfield Independent Review and Maple Plaine newspaper! And to all of you who attended and “Danced like no one was watching!”
Soccer Bible camp coming
A soccer Bible camp will be held Aug. 19-23 at Oscar Olson Park in Glencoe. The camp will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. nightly. The event is hosted by St. John’s Lutheran Church, and there is a fee to attend. Call 320864-3093 to register or register online at facebook.com/ stjohnsglencoe.
Apologies on the balloon rides. The pilot could not go up due to the wind being at 9 MPG, as it needs to be below 5 MPG. Thank you all for supporting the balloon and hoping it works out for you all next time!
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 Celebrating Health & Wellness
GRANDSTAND – Moto Cross – 7 PM
9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 4-H Dairy Show Fun & Games Horse Show Open Class Poultry 4-H Swine Show 4-H Lamb Lead 4-H Sheep Show Open Class Horse & Pony Halter Judging Gates Open Commercial Building Opens FREE Health Checks by GRHS Midway Opens Moto Cross Nightly Drawing Buildings close for evening
Sponsored by:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 Celebrating Community
GRANDSTAND – Auto Cross – 7 PM
9:00 am 5:30 pm 4-H Horse Show 4-H Livestock Auction
Sponsored by:
AUGUST 14-18
$2,500 CASH to be given away in drawings GRAND PRIZE: Kawasaki Mule 610 4x4
1:00-4:00 pm Leon Olson Band
12:00-3:00 pm Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers
Legacy Stage
12:30 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 9:30-10:15 am 10:30-11:15 am 11:30-12:15 pm 12:30-1:15 pm 1:30-2:15 pm 2:30-3:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 5:00 pm “Overview of Hutchinson Center for the Arts” “Up-Cycling” “Metalsmithing” “Felting” “Glass Engraving” “Stained Glass” Kid Power w/Rachael Kroog Magician Matt Dunn Kid Power w/Rachael Kroog Magician Matt Dunn “Homeward Bound” Fanny Farmer Oaks & Pines Bell Choir “Homeward Bound” Fanny Farmer Battle of the Bands
Sponsored by MEADA of McLeod Co.
9:00 am Gates Open 10:30 am Commercial Building Opens 1:00 pm Midway Opens 1:00-3:00 pm “Get to know McLeod Co.: Town Histories & Celebrations” South Stage 4:30 pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull 7:00 pm Auto Cross 10:00 pm Nightly Drawing 10:30 pm Buildings close for evening
Legacy Stage
12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 9:30-10:15 am 10:30-11:15 am 11:30-12:15 pm 12:30-1:15 pm 1:30-2:15 pm 2:30-3:15 pm 3:30-4:15 pm 5:00-5:45 pm 6:00-6:45 pm “Native American Legends & Beliefs” “History of Dugout Canoe” “Fur Trading” “Pioneer Trunk” “Crazy Quilting” “Butter Making” Tuey, Comic Stunt Juggler James Wedgwood, Ventriloquist Tuey, Comic Stunt Juggler James Wedgwood, Ventriloquist “Homeward Bound” Paul Bunyan Mona Hjerpe & Band “Homeward Bound” Paul Bunyan Stoney Point Stoney Point
9:00 am 10:30 am 11:00-3:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 10:30 pm
Promise Stage
Promise Stage
Adult General Admission (receive one chance for the GRAND PRIZE drawing) $7 Children (12 years of age & under) ................................................FREE Season Gate Pass (receive five chances for the NIGHTLY DRAWINGS)........ ............................$25 Advance / $30 after 1 p.m. Wed. All Grandstand Tickets: General Admission
Moto Cross $8 • Auto Cross $8 • AMA Racing $8 Extreme Demolition Derby $8 CARNIVAL ARMBANDS ARE PURCHASED AT THE MIDWAY Carnival Arm Bands $20 Wed., Aug. 14 – Fri., Aug. 16 • 1-4 pm, Sat., Aug. 17 • 12-4 pm Carnival Arm Bands $22 Wed., Aug. 14 – Fri., Aug. 16 • 6-10 pm, Sun., Aug. 18 • 3-9 pm Advance Ride Tickets Can be purchased at McLeod Co. banks ATM on Fairgrounds Happy Hour Daily from 3-5 pm in the Pavilion.
8:00 pm Hairball $10 Cover Opening Act: Strange Daze
6:00-10:00 pm Blurred Vision
For Latest Updates, Go To: www.McLeodCountyFair.com SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 Celebrating Kids
9:00 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 10:00-12:00 pm 1:00 pm Open Class Sheep Show 4-H Rabbit Show Open Class Dairy Show Chocolate Lovers Contest Entries Chocolate Lovers Contest Gates Open Sky Hawks Air Show Midway Opens Draft Horse Hitch Show Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby Race Drawing for Bikes Round Robin AMA Racing Cross Nightly Drawing Buildings close for evening Sponsored by:
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 Celebrating Family
9:30 am 12:30-2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:15 pm Open Class Beef Show 4-H Dress Revue Classic Ribfest Contest People’s Choice Classic Ribfest Contest
ENTERTAINMENT Horticulture Courtyard
12:00-4:00 pm Clown Town
GRANDSTAND – Xtreme Demo Derby – 5 PM
2:00-4:00 pm “Alpensterne” South Stage 5:30-8:30 pm Whitesidewalls
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 Celebrating Senior Citizens
10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 6:00 pm Market Lamb Weigh-In 4-H Poultry Show 4-H & Open Class Goat Shows 4-H Beef Show Gates Open Midway Opens Moto Cross Nightly Drawing
Sponsored by: McLeod County Agricultural Association
12:00-3:00 pm Wendinger Band 4:00 pm Birthday Bash! 4:00-7:00 pm 11:00 am 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 11:00-12:00 pm 1:00-1:45 pm 3:00-3:45 pm 4:00-4:45 pm 5:00-5:45 pm 6:00-6:45 pm
Celebrating 20 years at the “new” fairgrounds “Joe McPherson” South Stage
GRANDSTAND – Moto Cross – 7 PM
Official Opening of 2013 Co. Fair 1:00 PM FREE ENTERTAINMENT C&L Stage
1:00 pm Senior Citizen Entertainment Myrtle Nerdstrom 1:00 pm Century Farm Presentation 6:00-10:00 pm Maiden Dixie 2:30-5:30 pm Wally Pikal
9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 10:30 pm
9:00 am Gates Open 10:30 am Commercial Building Opens 12:00 pm Antique Tractor Pull
Sponsored by: Silver Lake Two Cylinder Club
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New sales taxes were so egregious even DFLers recognized it
Our view: All sides are right in calling for special session on repeal new sales taxes
t the end of May, just after the big tax-and-spend DFL-controlled Legislature completed its $2 billion tax package increase, District 18 state Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, sat down and described the impacts of the DFLers’ actions. Amid all the new taxes, the push to pass the controversial same-sex marriage bill and the expansion of state spending to $38 billion in the next biennium, Newman pointed out one piece of legislation he called a “jobs killer.” It needs to be repealed and quickly. He pointed specifically to a new commerical warehousing/storage tax that he claimed would drive businesses, and potential business expansions, from Minnesota to neighboring states. Added to that was another sales tax on equipment repair that would cost Minnesotans, especially farmers, millions of dollars. While the DFLers’ greed for more
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state revenues was egregious enough, these two seemed to be the most egregious to the point that even the DFLers understand they got carried away in the last session. Now there is a push to hold a special session of the Legislature to address these tax problems, as well as disaster relief for Minnesotans hard hit by the devastating June storms. First of all, we commend the DFL leadership for recognizing the problems they created and their willingness to correct them. That said, the DFLers could go back and look at most of their new tax legislation and do the same thing. Perhaps they can explain to the public the need for $2 billion in new taxes to address a $600 million budget shortfall. That special session is likely to be in September. Kudos for coming to our collective senses before any more harm can be inflicted on Minnesota taxpayers. — R.G.
Eloi, a game-changer on County Board
It was with surprise and sadness to learn of the death of Eloi Hamre, a former McLeod County commissioner from 1993-97. Eloi died on July 21 at the age of 83. I first learned of his death from the Faribault County Register, the weekly newspaper serving Blue Earth. The Hutchinson Leader also did a nice article on him in its Aug. 7 issue. Eloi and I Eloi Hamre had something in common. He was a Blue Earth native, and I moved from Blue Earth to Glencoe in 1991. We had common acquaintances, in particular, then Blue Earth Mayor Loren Lein. Eloi liked Lein’s feistiness. I liked Lein because he was usually a good “quote.” Eloi was like that, too. Maybe that’s why I liked Eloi so well. He was always good for a quote or two as he was stirring the pot. He always vote. Much like the late Don Ulrich, a former fourth district commissioner, Eloi’s votes often helped propel the board into a more countywide approach to things rather than the narrower focus of “what was good for Hutchinson was good for the county.” He made his share of enemies, no doubt, and served only one term before his predecessor, Grant Knutson, regained that third district commissioner seat in 1998. But Eloi made for interesting times on the county beat. Despite Eloi’s efforts, and a later lawsuit by Glencoe resident Doug Krueger, Hutchinson’s stranglehold on county board representation continues. Hutchinson will forever have its three-vote majority on the board. That we have come to live with. But every so often, an Eloi Hamre comes along to turn that around more in the favor of the rest of McLeod County. That was Eloi’s legacy in my mind. I will miss his feistiness. And Eloi, you made for great copy.
Tread lightly on any new city street utility tax
alking about new taxes, Glencoe City Council mentioned in passing a suggestion by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities for cities to establish a street fund to help pay for municipal street maintenance and repairs. It is no mystery that cities are struggling to come up with more revenues to address issues concerning aging streets and underground infrastructures. Glencoe is no exception. The first phase of Glencoe’s multiphased comprehensive street improvement plan came to a screeching halt Aug. 5 when bids came in 10 percent over budget. And the first phase, at about $2 million, was the cheapest of the phases because it only involved partial reconstruction, resurfacing and repairs to existing streets in the west one-third of the community. Phase two, in the Lincoln Park area, was to be more extensive and expensive. Future phases also could be expensive. So how do we pay for all that needed work? That is the tough
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had that twinkle in his eye while the controversy swirled, and that little chuckle in his raspy, baritone, madefor-radio voice. It was during his four-year stint on the McLeod County Board that the tide had changed a bit in favor of “Greater McLeod County,” or for those of us living outside of Hutchinson. Eloi often sided with fellow commissioners in the first and second districts on controversial items, rather than the Hutchinson-oriented fourth and fifth districts, even though a major portion of his third district was in Hutchinson. In other words, he was the swing
question. One partial solution being looked at is a new street utility fund, similar to the current water or wastewater treatment enterprise funds, in which property owners/users pay a monthly fee to build up revenues for the specific work. The street utility funds would be dedicated to street-related projects. But there may come a time when a tipping point is reached with taxes — property or user taxes alike. The city is not the only taxing authority. Its taxes must remain in line with school, county, state and income taxes. Too many increases simply may become too much for those on fixed incomes or those unemployed or underemployed. Adding one more regressive “fee” in the form of a street utility tax could be the last straw for some. Explore all other options first; make another utility fee a last resort, not a first option. Just because you can do it, does not mean it is the right thing to do. — R.G.
Letters to the Editor Aborted will never wake up. Or smell the coffee
To the Editor: Last week’s Chronicle headline, “Hey, women: Wake up and smell the coffee!” hooked me. After all, I think both women and coffee are delightful (though for different reasons). Then I read the letter with slackjawed amazement. How rare to see blind faith expressed so passionately, with so little regard to facts. The reason for the letter, it seemed, was the recent flap in the Texas Senate over a bill that would — for well-established scientific reasons, and for plain human decency — prohibit elective abortions after 20 weeks. For instance, in 2011, a German baby was born and survived after only 21 weeks of gestation, so the 20-week limit passed in Texas should seem reasonable to even a pro-abortion zealot. (I have read the forementioned Texas bill. I’m still wondering if the letter writer has). Instead of dealing with such facts, the writer of the letter in question treated us to a “history lesson” which consisted of a few slogans, Rosie the Riveter, Hillary and a speech from public radio. History? Really? Has the writer of the letter ever pondered what might have been if her own mother had decided to “wake up and smell the coffee?” And what about the 55 million American children who, rather than being born, have been brutally sucked from their mothers’ wombs and dumpstered as medical waste? They will never get to wake up. Or smell coffee. Nathan Unseth Lester Prairie
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Letters to Editor Activities pick up as school year nears
To the Editor: It’s the middle of August and we are just about ready to start school. This past week, many of our students have been around the school with the start of the fall season. Things are getting pretty exciting. While there is still much preparatory work yet to be done before the official start to the new year, you can see many improvements and projects that are under way. A special thank you goes out to our custodial staff for their hard work and dedication over the summer. It seems summers go by faster and faster each year, and this year was no exception so, with that said, enjoy the last few weeks as school will be here before you know it. This week, much of our staff will be taking part in our technology “boot camp” and learning more about how to incorporate technology into their classrooms. This year, we have expanded the iPads to fifth and sixth grades, as well as giving all teaching staff an iPad to use in their classrooms. GSL is embracing technology and making the most of the resources that we have. Thank you to Jeff Jenson, Mike Morris and Kara Damm for all of their hard work this summer making improvements in the world of technology. Last Friday was the GSL Panther Association’s golf tournament. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people involved in making this event a success. Without the vendors, sponsors and the participants, this day would have not been as good as it was. On behalf of the GSL Panther Association, thank you once again. We are moving forward on our Early Childhood Learning Center. With each day, you can see the progress. It will be an awesome facility for our youngest learners, and we are looking forward to occupying the addition in late December. A couple of dates to keep in mind as we get closer to the start of school: Aug. 28, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., we will be having our annual open house for all students and parents. We look forward to seeing all the kids as we get ready for the 1st day of school. At 6 p.m. on Aug. 28, the GSL Booster Club’s community pepfest will be held on the parking lot of the Glencoe City Center with the program starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be lots of events going on to help kick off the new school year. We hope to see you there. Until next time, enjoy the last few weeks of summer and here’s to a great 2013-14 school year. Christopher D. Sonju Superintendent of Schools
Waffles, good any time of the day
Waffles have always been my favorite breakfast food. I think it is because I have fond memories of making waffles at the lake cabin with my grandma and great aunt. I would always get to beat the egg whites with the old crank hand mixer, or at least I attempted. I’m sure someone came in the end and made them right. We received a waffle maker as a wedding gift and the first thing my husband said when we opened it was he loved waffles, then talked about finding a good waffle recipe. So I did. This recipe has become a favorite. Swedish Waffles 2 egg whites and 2 egg yolks 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 cups milk 1 tablespoon vanilla 3-4 teaspoons of sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat a waffle iron to desired setting. Beat egg whites till firm and set aside. Mix flour and baking powder in a bowl. To bowl, add egg yolks, melted butter, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and 2/3 of the milk and beat just until smooth. Add rest of milk and delicately add egg whites, stirring in just before baking on iron. Spray waffle iron well with oil to avoid waffle batter sticking in groves. Pour enough batter onto bottom side of iron to barely cover griddle. (Be careful not to overfill because it will expand when you shut lid and batter will run down sides). Don’t ask how I know this. Cook about five minutes or to desired doneness. My grandma and great aunt would say until they stop steaming. Seems to work. Serve with desired toppings. Sour cream
My Turn Now
By Karin Ramige Cornwell and a warm berry sauce or peach sauce is my favorite. The original recipe doesn’t call for sugar, but I always add a little. Blueberry waffles are another of my husband’s favorites. I suppose I could easily add blueberries to the first recipe, but have always made this one. Blueberry Waffles 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1-3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup canola oil 2 tablespoons sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup blueberries Preheat the waffle iron. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add flour, milk, canola oil, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Whisk until combined and smooth. Let sit for 10 minutes. Fold the blueberries into the batter. Spray with non-stick spray. Pour batter into iron, and cook until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup or blueberry or berry sauce. I usually improvise on the sauce, using whatever berries I happen to have in the freezer with a little water and sugar or jam. As long as I don’t forget about them on the stove, it turns out well. Again, don’t ask how I know this!
Recycling after floods successful
Due to the flooding that occurred in Glencoe in late June, the McLeod County Solid Waste Department provided a cleanup collection for damaged e-waste/electronics, appliances, mattresses, box springs and carpet. The collection was a success and we received several wonderful comments from residents who participated in the collection to properly dispose of damaged items. The collections occurred on July 12 and July 26, and here are the results of the items picked up at curbside for Glencoe residents: On July 12, the county solid waste staff stopped at 16 residences and collected the following: • 17 appliances. • 23 e-waste/electronics. • Two miscellaneous/other. On July 26, the county
Solid Waste Notes
By Ed Homan solid waste staff collected the following at items at nine residences: • 10 appliances. • Seven e-waste /electronics. • Two miscellaneous/other. The two-day collection provided 25 residents with the opportunity to properly dispose of: • 27 appliances. • 30 e-waste/electronics. • Four miscellaneous/other. The Glencoe yard waste site no longer operates as a county collection drop-off site for appliances and electronics, so if you missed the collection, have unwanted appliances/e-waste/electronics or simply want more information please contact: McLeod County Solid Waste on Facebook or mcleod.solid waste@mn,.us or call 320484-4300. We are glad we were able to assist the Glencoe residents and greatly appreciate your efforts to properly recycle!
3 cross country runners hurt by 2-vehicle crash
Three Chanhassen High School cross country runners were injured during an accident at 9:38 a.m., Monday, at the intersection of Audubon Road and Lake Drive West in Chanhassen. According to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, deputies responded to the intersection on a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian personal injury accident. A box truck was southbound on Audubon Road and in the process of making a left turn onto eastbound Lake Drive West when it collided with a car that was northbound on Audubon Road. At the time there was a group of students and two teachers from the Chanhassen High School cross country team that were on the sidewalk near the intersection. The vehicle accident caused the car to leave the roadway and strike three of the students. They are a 16year-old girl from Carver, a 16-year-old girl from Victoria, and a 16-year-old boy from Chanhassen. The boy was treated at the scene for superficial injuries. The two girls were transported to an emergency room by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Chanhassen Fire Rescue and Ridgeview paramedics assisted at the scene. A Minnesota State Patrol commercial vehicle inspector assisted with the investigation.
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DHS needs to be accountable
By Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe District 18B As you may have seen recently on the news, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) was cited by the federal government for “significant, ongoing noncompliance” with federal laws that require eligibility checks to be performed for those receiving certain government benefits. Under current law, DHS is required to verify the income and eligibility of those who receive assistance, such as child care subsidies and welfare. Without these checks, there’s the potential for millions in improperly distributed benefits. Taxpayers deserve better than this. At a time when the Democrats are pouring millions of dollars into new government programs, and are paying for it by raising taxes on Minnesotans at every income level, it’s outrageous that we aren’t first working to ensure that every dollar of waste, fraud, and abuse has been identified within government agencies to save valuable taxpayer dollars. What makes this even more outrageous is that this isn’t the first time that DHS has been cited for noncompliance. This has been an issue for several years now, and despite promises that it would address the problem, the seemingly willful noncompliance continues. When will the agencies be held accountable for violating federal law? I know if you or I were deliberately ignoring laws and rules at work that it wouldn’t be long before we were fired. Yet DHS is allowed to violate these laws year after year with no consequence, offering empty promises and empty assurances that the problems will be resolved, and that taxpayer dollars are being spent responsibly. I will work to keep you informed of this pressing issue. I will be monitoring the situation next session and ensuring that DHS is held accountable, and that it provides answers to the Legislature why the noncompliance has continued, what it is doing to correct these problems, and whether or not it has truly worked to identify areas of fraud to prevent taxpayer dollars from being wasted.
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By Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson District 18 The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a law, effective Aug. 1, allowing the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to move forward with an effort to unionize in-home licensed and unlicensed child care providers who accept Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) payments for any children in their care. If you are a child care provider and business owner, the consequences of this new law will likely affect you and impact how you choose to operate your business. The union efforts to organize in-home child care providers will proceed in the coming weeks and months. The unionization process will start by union officials seeking signatures on support cards, which (with enough support) could lead to a union election and ultimately unionization. During the recent legislative session and the past few months, I have received numerous letters and phone calls from providers across the state regarding this effort expressing confusion and concern about the legislation and unionization process. I believe child care provider unionization will make care more expensive for providers, families and taxpayers alike as it seeks to unionize independent businesses. All child care providers should be able to provide quality, affordable services to parents without government interference or being compelled to join any organization. In short, unions are seeking to increase their ranks and membership dues at the expense of providers, parents and taxpayers alike. I voted against this unionization legislation due to concerns with affordability and accessibility of care, as well as objections with compelling small businesses to involuntarily pay union dues. With the process moving forward, each provider deserves factual information in order to make the best decision for their business. Thank you for the important work you do as a child care provider. Please do not hesitate to contact me with additional questions or if you would like assistance from my office.
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From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
Aug. 15, 1913 O.C. Conrad, Editor A two-passenger automobile carrying a man, his wife, and two small children slid off the grade just east of the Fred Zitlow farm Monday afternoon and partially turned over into the water. The accident happened when the man turned out for a bicyclist he met on the road and two wheels went over the edge and the machine went over. Fortunately, none of the passengers were injured, although one of the lady’s feet was pinned under the fender; it was soon released by simply sliding it out of the shoe. It took the services of four horses to extricate the car from the ditch. The new residence being erected by Leonard Groth on the east end of Merrill Street is looming up in fine shape. Mr. Guetchoff of Gaylord has the contract for doing the work. Adolph Redmann has completed the construction of a new barn on his lots on the south end of Pollock Avenue. Operations will commence on the basement of his new residence within a short time. 15 at 8 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is invited. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Janke are the proud parents of a baby boy born last Wednesday. August Kohls lost a nice 400pound calf last Thursday evening when it was hit by a car. The calf suffered a broken leg and had to be killed. The occupants of the car were from New Ulm and were shaken up from the mishap and the car was slightly damaged. August says it was one of his best heifer calves. Misses Ruth Peik and Delores Burch were two lucky girls in winning trips to the Minnesota State Fair next month. They won the trips by taking first place in baking contests at the 4-H Club Achievement Day in Glencoe on Monday of this week. barber. Gerry Hochsprung went along with Ev and provided the hair and beard which Evanson cut in his examination.
Natural gas project still well ahead of schedule
By Lori Copler Staff Writer Construction of Brownton’s municipal natural gas utility “is tracking very well” and may well be completed by Oct. 1, about six weeks earlier than the targeted finish date of mid-November, the Brownton City Council heard at its Aug. 6 meeting. John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), the city’s engineering firm, said that as of that day, there had been 265 applications for service, about 45 above the anticipated 220. “That’s about 20 percent more than what we budgeted for,” said Rodeberg, and extra materials have been ordered through Hutchinson Utilities, with which the city is contracting for operation and maintenance of the system. Rodeberg said that he has been assured by the city’s financial consultants that the additional revenue from the additional customers will pay for the extra materials that are needed. Rodeberg said that most of the mains are in, and meter locations for all residences have been staked, as well as most businesses. Leak testing started last week, and the installation of individual services from the boulevard to homes should start this week, Rodeberg said. In related business, the City Council agreed to spend about $8,500 through a change order to have Michels Corporation, which is doing the installation of the system, to record video inspections of sanitary sewer systems. Rodeberg said that after an incident in the Twin Cities area in which there was an explosion when a natural gas line crossed with a sanitary sewer line, natural gas workers are required to televise sewer lines to make sure there are no crossovers. However, there is no requirement that the installer must tape the inspection. Rodeberg said that having Michels also tape the inspections could help the city locate I&I (inflow and infiltration) issues, in which clean water infiltrates into the sanitary sewer system through broken or eroded sanitary sewer pipes and tiles. Having those tapes could help the city address those issues, Rodeberg said. If the city contracted separately for that work, it could cost $25,000 to $30,000, much more than the offer of $8,500 from Michels. The Council approved the change order, as well as a first payment of $263,352 to Michels for the work that had been done through July. Ken Bauer, concerns about mutual aid calls. In reviewing the July police report, it was noted that Brownton officers had provided mutual aid to the county 14 times, with four of those within the city of Stewart, which contracts with the sheriff’s department for police protection. Council Member Norm Schwarze said he understands the need for mutual aid for emergencies, but noted that one of the calls was for a gravel theft in Stewart. “The city of Brownton is subsidizing someone here,” said Warner, who also wondered how often Brownton receives mutual aid from the sheriff’s department or neighboring police departments in Hutchinson and Glencoe. Warner agreed to talk to Rehmann and Bauer, who was on vacation and not present at the meeting, about the City Council’s concerns. The City Council also: • Appointed Kyle Wigern to the city’s planning and zoning commission to replace Jacob Sanken, who moved out of town. • Discussed the possible replacement of the bathroom stall dividers in the Brownton Community Center. Mayor Jay Werner is getting quotes. • Decided to take a look at its sidewalk ordinance after a discussion about replacing sidewalks damaged or removed during the natural gas project.
20 Years Ago
Aug. 11, 1993 Lori Copler, Editor Members of the Brownton Baseball Association had a couple of work meetings last week to install the new scoreboard at Barney Tadsen Field. The new scoreboard replaces the one that was blown down in last year’s wind storm.
10 Years Ago
Aug. 6, 2003 Lori Copler, Editor City of Brownton residents will now have to license their cats as well as their dogs. The Brownton City Council voted Aug. 5 to amend its pet ordinance to include the licensing of cats, hoping it will help curtail the running at large of cats and ensure that immunizations are kept up to date. Midwest Wireless will buy Xtratyme Technologies’ wireless equipment, the Brownton City Council heard at its Aug. 5 meeting. Xtratyme has declared bankruptcy, and Midwest Wireless approached the City Council about keeping Xtratyme’s antenna on the city water tower until the deal to buy the equipment is completed.
50 Years Ago
Aug. 15, 1963 Charles H. Warner, Editor Julie Kreie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Kreie of Brownton, and a member of the Brownton Brownies 4-H Club, was one of three McLeod County girls selected to compete in the Minnesota State Fair dress revue. The others were Mary Lipke of the Stewart Troopers and Ruth Ann Rolf of the Helen Juniors. “Ev” Evanson, Fred Kucera’s assistant at the Brownton Barber Shop, was down at the Twin Cities last week taking his tests for his state barbering license. Friday he was informed that he had passed and is now a licensed
75 Years Ago
Aug. 11, 1938 Percy L. Hakes, Editor The Minnesota Temperance Movement, Inc., will present Miss Norma C. Brown, a nationally known speaker, at the Brownton M.E. Church on Aug.
Police issues
In other business Aug. 6, the City Council asked member Chuck Warner, its police commissioner, to discuss with Sheriff Scott Rehmann and the Brownton police chief,
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100 Years Ago
Aug. 15, 1913 A.F. Avery, Editor The heat has apparently affected the news supply. Misses Marie Holcomb, Florence Swan and Emma Cayott did a marathon to Brownton last Sunday afternoon, returning on the evening train. The School Board met Wednesday evening and organized for the coming year by electing the following officers: T.C. Mahoney, president; E.N. Schmitz, secretary; and E.M. Hanson, treasurer. The most severe hailstorm of the season occurred north of here last week Thursday in the neighborhood of the Lakeside Store. Charles Abrahamson of Lake Allie says the hailstones were the largest that he ever saw at his place — chunks of ice being a more appropriate name — and his farm was not hit nearly as badly as some further north. Stewart and grew up here. He is survived by his wife and son of Arlington, his parents, six brothers and four sisters. Paul Simons, for the past three years the bulk agent at Stewart for the Standard Oil Company, has resigned his duties with that concern, and will be replaced by Ambrose McGraw, who had recently been employed by Hanson & Larson. Excavating work on the new modern story-and-a-half, sixroom residence to be erected by F.J. Reimers on his lots near the school building, is under way. Jerry Dubisar of Biscay has the contract. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Penk, all of Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Windschitl welcomed the arrival of a baby girl, Rita Ann, born Aug. 13.
35 Years Ago
Aug. 17, 1978 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor McLeod County Sheriff Leon Odegaard was released from the Glencoe hospital over the weekend, where he was hospitalized after an accident last Tuesday morning near the Country Kitchen in Glencoe. Odegaard’s 1978 Pontiac and a 1970 International semi-truck loaded with grain collided at the intersection of Highway 212 and Morningside Avenue. The truck driver was Russell Morris of Brentford, S.D. The Odegaard vehicle was a total loss. The recent Stewart Centennial celebration was a financial success, the organizing committee heard at a meeting Thursday. There was a net profit of $9,087. How the money will be disbursed will be decided at a future meeting. Jill Renee Rennecke, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rennecke of Stewart, and Richard Charles Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Johnson of Fridley, were married at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart on Saturday, June 17.
Stewart City Council agrees to lower building permit fees
By Lori Copler Staff Writer City of Stewart residents will see lower building permit costs following City Council action Monday night. In the past, some Council members have felt that the current building permit fee schedule was too high, and therefore prohibitive. Scott Qualle of MnSPECT, the city’s building inspection service, said Monday that in order to meet MnSPECT’s costs as outlined in the contract, the city could only lower fees by lowering its share of the building permit fee, which helps cover the city’s administrative costs for paperwork, etc. Council members Jim Eitel and Kevin Klucas both felt that lowering the fees could help make it more feasible for residents to make improvements and repairs to their homes. “Any way we could lower the fees, I’d think we would see more stuff being done,” said Eitel. The current fee schedule is based on the 1994 fee schedule as outlined in the state building code. Klucas suggested that the city adopt the 1988 fee schedule in order to lower costs, effective Oct. 1, with a minimum building permit fee of $35. The building permit fees are based on the value of the improvements. Qualle said MnSPECT would need a minimum of at least $30 to $35 to cover its travel costs to the city. Qualle said he will draft an amendment to MnSPECT’s contract that the city can review and perhaps adopt at its September meeting, so that it will be in place when the new fee schedule starts on Oct. 1. In other business Monday night, the City Council: • Agreed to spend about $25,000 to make surface repairs to Martha Street between Cherry Street and Herbert Street, and North Street between Mowbray and Prior. • Agreed to spend about $14,300 for repairs or replacements of several catch basins, hydrants, curb stops, etc. • Heard that Maintenance Supervisor Matt Maiers and council members Klucas and Eitel will discuss some concerns with contractors on the current street project. Those issues include sloping, “honeycombed” cement on the curbs, and the restoration of boulevards. • Agreed to hire Katz & Glieden, Inc., to replace the community center sign at a cost of just over $6,900, with $4,000 of that coming from a donation from the Stewart Lions Club. Maiers said the original limestone community center sign from the old city hall will be incorporated into the new sign.
50 Years Ago
Aug. 15, 1963 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor Miss Kathleen Meier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Meier, and Charles Eichelberger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eichelberger, were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. Paul’s American Lutheran Church in Stewart. Mary Lipke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Lipke and a member of the Stewart Troopers 4-H Club, won a trip to the Minnesota State Fair to compete in the Dress Revue. The wedding of Miss Ilene Dwyer and Jerome Penk took place at St. Paul’s American Lutheran Church Friday evening, Aug. 9. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Orville Dwyer and
75 Years Ago
Aug. 12, 1938 Harry Koeppen, Editor Word received here late Tuesday afternoon conveyed the information that Alex Macejeski had been electrocuted at the canning factory in Arlington. Particulars are vague, except that he had been cleaning the place, preparatory to the season’s run. He is the 28-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Macejeski of
Thurs., Aug. 15 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.; Stewart Lions. Mon., Aug. 19 — Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30 p.m.; Brownton Senior Citizens Club, Brownton Community Center, 1 p.m.; Brownton Lions, Stewart American Legion Post 125 & Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Tues., Aug. 20 — Narcotics Anonymous, Brownton Community Center, 7 p.m.; Brownton Legion. Wed., Aug. 21 — Brownton-Stewart Red Hats Scarlet Ladies outing at Hahn’s Dining Lounge, Winthrop, 6 p.m. Call Ardis Waller at 320-328-5371, Myra Scharpe at 507-647-5933 or Elaine Dahlke at 612655-1575 for info. Thurs., Aug. 22 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.
From The Chronicle archives
30 Years Ago
Aug. 17, 1983 Bill Ramige, Editor The Glencoe Sportsmen’s Club has begun soil testing for the first of two ponds for a proposed wildlife sanctuary on nearly 30 acres of land donated by Ken and Gloriann Wacker of Glencoe. The sanctuary, which will be enclosed by a chain-link fence, will house whitetail deer, ducks, geese and other forms of wildlife. The sanctuary, which is expected to take four to five years to complete, will be located south and west of the Sportsmen’s Club in Oak Leaf Park. All systems are go for the 1983 McLeod County Fair. Areas that were reduced to a pile of rubble by the June 13 tornado that swept through the fairgrounds have been completely rebuilt. The front entrance of the administration building was restored, because if its landmark value, while the rest of the building is new. Other buildings that were replaced are the grandstand, the Pork Producers eat stand, and the bathrooms. The entire fairgrounds had to be rewired with all new lights and poles installed, and major reconstruction work was done to the harness racing stable, while some structural and roof repair was done to the arts and crafts building, 4-H exhibit building, cattle barn, horse, swine and chicken barn and the children’s barnyard.
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20 Years Ago
Aug. 18, 1993 Rich Glennie, Editor Last month, Gene Graczyk and his wife Connie hauled in a 55-inch, 32-pound, 14-ounce muskie while fishing on Leech Lake with a homemade lure and 30-pound test line. This was their biggest catch in the 17 years they have been Muskie fishing. Glencoe dentists and their assistants made impression molds for Eagle athletes on Saturday. The molds will be used to make mouth guards the athletes will need in order to participate in various sports. This is the first year the state high school league requires athletes in volleyball and basketball to wear mouthguards. A new policy adopted by the McLeod County Social Services Board will prevent people from walking into the welfare office with weapons of any kind. The action came after Social Service Director Dan Papin said his staff has “had threatening and dangerous situations” occur on the job.
10 Years Ago
Aug. 13, 2003 Rich Glennie, Editor The drive-through in front of the high school, which has been extended past the Lincoln School for buses and other vehicles, is nearing completion, just in time for the start of the new school year. The new drive also in-
cludes an expanded parking area in front of the high school. Traffic will flow one way to the west to help eliminate some of the snarls before and after school along 16th street. Safety was the main concern of the traffic congestion. The driveway project was included in the city’s north truck sewer line extension work that ran in front of both school buildings to Pryor Avenue. The sewer went through the Lincoln parking lot as it headed north to Pryor Avenue. The Glencoe High School class of 1939 gathered for its 64year reunion on Aug. 3. Of the 67 original members of the class, 31 are living and 13 attended the reunion. Those attending were Walter Miller, Elvin Kottke, Maynard Alsleben, Doris (Howe) Ernst, Francis (Linh) Fleitman, Carmen (Graupmann) Holum, Waldemar Mueller, Mae (Ostlie) Lundquist, Marlys (Phillips) Harris, Lorna (Rolf) Lund, Milford Biermann, Dorothy (Stoeckman) Rathmanner and Hilma (Stoeckman) Flynn. Mark Witte, immediate past president of the Glencoe Lions Club, was presented with the Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellowship Award by past district governor Ellsworth Becker on July 23. Other Lions awards included 16 perfect attendance awards, a 29-year pin to Bill Curtis, the hearing research fellowship award to Marvin Rothfusz and the Hellen Keller Sight Award to Marvin Holmquist.
MMPA gets new board chairman, annual report
The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA), which serves Brownton customers, has named a new board chair, Steve Schmidt of Anoka, and has issued its annual report. Schmidt, city of Anoka council member, has been named chairman of the MMPA’s board of directors. Each member community is represented on the board, which shapes strategy and makes energy policy decisions for MMPA. MMPA is comprised of 12 municipal electrical utilities in Anoka, Arlington, Brownton, Buffalo, Chaska, East Grand Forks, Elk River, Le Sueur, North St. Paul, Olivia, Shakopee and Winthrop. Highlights from the agency’s annual peport include: • Elk River Municipal Utilities (ERMU) became an MMPA member in 2013 after a multi-year search for a power provider. Significant factors in the city’s decision were favorable rates for electricity and its ability to be part of the governing body of MMPA. MMPA’s electrical load increases by approximately 20 percent with the addition of ERMU. • The Oak Glen Wind Farm LLC subsidiary of MMPA received a $25.4 million stimulus grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Rate payers in MMPA member cities will benefit from renewable energy at a lower cost because the grant reduces costs for Oak Glen Wind Farm. • MMPA’s unrestricted cash balance and rate stabilization fund both increased by more than $10 million, further improving the agency’s strong financial position. • MMPA significantly expanded its Energy Education program by inaugurating energy tours at the agency’s Faribault Energy Park for fourth graders. About 1,250 students from 18 schools participated in the 2012-13 school year, learning about energy issues including renewable energy production. • In addition, MMPA won two important awards. For its two wind energy programs — Hometown WindPower and Oak Glen Wind Farm — the organization was awarded the 2012 Public Power Wind Award for its “leadership, innovation, project creativity and benefits to customers.” And MMPA’s Faribault Energy Park won a “Best of the Best” award from prestigious energy trade magazine Combined Cycle Journal for its innovative water management system. MMPA’s mission is to provide reliable, competitivelypriced energy to its members while creating value for the agency and its members. Its long-time management partner, Avant Energy of Minneapolis, directs the agency’s strategic planning, day-to-day management and operations, and energy facility development. More information about MMPA is available at www.mmpa.org.
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Son born to Binnebose family
Jake and Krissy Binnebose of Brownton announce the birth of their son, Carter Lee, on July 30, 2013, at Hutchinson Health. Carter weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches in length. His older siblings are Kassie and Grant, and his grandparents are Brian and Pam Binnebose of Danube, John and Teresa Zetah of Renville and Don Bassett of Texas.
21 Brownton seniors met on Monday
Aug. 19-23 Millie Beneke Manor Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Beef tips with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, bread, margarine, peaches, lowfat milk. Tuesday — Barbecued pork, potato salad, cauliflower, bun, margarine, fruit crisp, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Chicken breast, leaf lettuce, tomato slices, fresh fruit, bun, margarine, bar, low-fat milk. Thursday — Hot dog on a bun, baked beans, watermelon, margaine, ice cream sundae or cone, low-fat milk. Friday — Country steak, whole potatoes, carrots, bread, margarine, pudding, low-fat milk.
Braband earns master’s
Joshua Braband of Glencoe was among the summer graduates of the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks on Aug. 2. Braband received a master of science degree, school of graduate studies.
Rasmussens announce birth
Andrew and Kimberly Rasmussen of Lester Prairie announce the birth of their son, Kyle Steven, on July 19, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Kyle weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Steve and Debbie Plamann of Hutchinson, Allen and Lisa Rasmussen of Delano and Jerry and Lisa Olsen of Hutchinson.
Twenty-one Brownton senior citizens met Monday, Aug. 12, at the community center. Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners: 500, Norma Albrecht, first, and Jerome Ewert, second; pinochle, Leone Kujas, first, and Archie Diehn, second; and sheephead, Lowell Brelje, first, and Lil Lindeman, second. Jerome Ewert served refreshments. Eleanora Lamp won the door prize. The next meeting will be Monday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. All area senior citizens are welcome.

Son born to Schlueter family
Ben and Jennie Schlueter of Stewart announce the birth of their son, Abel Brian, on Aug. 1, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Abel weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 inches in length. Grandparents are Dean and Cindy Schlueter and Ken and Shelly Quast, all of Hutchinson.
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The Brownton Lions’ kids pedal pull winners at the Brownton Corn Feed on Friday, Aug. 9, included: 4-year olds: James Conklin, first; Savanna Sweely, second; Caden Krebsbach, third. 5-year-olds: Hope Markgraf, first; Wyatt Hamilton, second; Aubrey Lindeman, third. 6-year-olds: Darrin Uecker, first; Braden Wigern, second; Lydia Schultz, third. 7-year-olds: Omar Martinez, first; Luke Radke, second; Ariah Oelfke, third. 8-year-olds: Sawyer Melberg, first; Abby Radke, second; Ross Jerabek, third. 9-year-olds: Saxton Melberg, first; Shane Schafter, second; Matthew Harder, third. 10-year-olds: Jaden Uecker, first; Keely Wendlandt, second; Allie Gronlund, third. 11-year-olds: Kaleb Templin, first; Dylan Kucera, second; Rebecca Harder, third.
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Engagements Matousek — Kish
Jessalyn Matousek and Roger Kish, both of Fargo, N.D., announce their engagement and plans to marry Aug. 31. Parents of the couple are Mike and Linda Matousek of Glencoe and Brenda Kish of Hobart, Ind., and Roger Kish Sr. of Lapeer, Mich. Matousek is a graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and the University of Minnesota. She is an employment specialist at Standford Health in Fargo. Kish is a graduate of Lapeer West High School and the University of Minnesota.
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Sibley East teacher suspended
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Enterprise reported that Doug Flieth, elementary physical education teacher and varsity girls’ basketball coach at Sibley East, has been suspended pending an investigation. Flieth has been charged with one count of interference with privacy on July 9, when he was accused of recording underneath a hairstylist’s dress with his cell phone. There also was concern about similar conduct on school-owned property, according to school district attorney Tony Nerud, the Enterprise reported. Flieth appeared in Sibley County District Court on Aug. 8.
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Ortmann announces run
WACONIA — The Waconia Patriot reported that state Sen. Julie Ortmann, R-Chanhassen, announced her candidacy to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. Ortmann announced her candidacy on Aug. 3 and joins the field with two other Republican candidates, Mike McFadden, a Sunfish Lake businessman, and state Rep. Jim Abeler, R-Anoka.
Hantge — Ward
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Hantge of Glencoe announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth Hantge, to Aaron Ward, son of Janet Ward of Rochester and Bob and Marge Ward of Byron. Hantge is a graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and Ridgewater College in Hutchinson. Ward is a graduate of Byron High School and Alexandria Technical College. Both are employed by McLeod County.
Named Miss Sibley County
ARLINGTON — Briana Williams of LeSueur was named Miss Sibley County on July 31 during ceremonies at the Sibley County Fair in Arlington, the Arlington Enterprise reported. Lexi Platz of Winthrop was named first princess, Christy Woehler of Arlington was second princess, and Abby Tourtellot of Gaylord was Miss Congeniality.
Aaron Ward Beth Hantge The wedding is set for Sept. 14.
Rain blamed for accident
SIBLEY COUNTY — The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office reported that at 6:48 a.m., Sunday, a one-vehicle accident occurred when heavy rain obscured the vision of the driver and caused the vehicle to enter a ditch. The car struck a power pole guide wire. Involved was a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Inez Navarro, 44, of LeSueur, who was westbound on County Road 8, turning onto County Road 9. The vehicle hit loose gravel at the intersection and entered the pitch, hitting the guide wire. The driver was not injured and managed to drive out of the ditch. She drove to LeSueur and reported the accident.
Duwal — Henkelmann
Ashley Garee Duwal and Dustin Henkelmann, both of Glencoe, announce their engagement and plans to marry Aug. 30 at Crow River Winery. Parents of the bride are Rick Keck, stepfather, of Glencoe, and Mark Duwal, father, of Mound, and parents of the groom are Henry and Sherry Henkelmann of Glencoe. Duwal is a 2006 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and South Dakota State University. She is a medical laboratory scientist at Hutchinson Health. Henkelmann is a 2005 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and Hennepin Technical School. He is
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Obituaries Stanley W. Droege, 79, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Stanley William Droege, 79, of Glencoe, were held Sunday, Aug. 11, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. J a m e s Gomez officiated. M r . Droege d i e d Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at G l e n c o e Stanley R e g i o n a l Droege Health Services long-term care facility. The organist was Lise Harwell. Special CD music was the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s “The Little Brown Church in the Vale.” Congregational hymns were “Gather Us In,” “Go, My Children, With My Blessing” and “Eternal Father, Strong To Save.” Military honors were by Glencoe VFW Post 5102 and Glencoe American Legion Post 95. Honorary pallbearers were Jennifer Toepper, Leah Peterson and Brittany Johnson. Pallbearers were Kyle Peterson, Daniel Droege, Matthew Droege, Blake Droege, Ben Droege, Tim Nelson, Scott Nelson, Michael Nelson, Peter Johnson, Tony Johnson and Paul Johnson. Interment was in the Glencoe City Cemetery. Mr. Droege was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Plato, to William Henry and Doretta (Selchow) Droege. He was baptized as an infant on Aug. 27, 1933, by the Rev. H.J. Bouman at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 1, 1947, by the Rev. Arthur Koehler at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. He received his education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School class of 1951. He entered active military service in the U.S. Navy on Aug. 4, 1952, and served his country during the Korean conflict. He received an honorable discharge on July 19, 1956. On July 2, 1955, Mr. Droege was united in marriage to LaVera Salmon by the Rev. E.H. Spaude at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. The Droeges made their home in Hutchinson, Dassel, Darwin, Alexandria and Glencoe. Their marriage of 58 years was blessed with loving children Lynn, Michael, Teal, Cathy, Lori and Thomas. Mr. Droege had an entrepreneurial spirit. With his father, he founded and built the Family Bowl & Restaurant bowling alley in Dassel. He designed and built his first home in Hutchinson. He then moved the family to Darwin and started farming (to keep Tom out of trouble). During all this, he worked full time at 3M in Hutchinson in manufacturing and quality control. Even after retirement from 3M, he continued as a consultant for 3M, started a solar energy company and a company that produced an assortment of traps for fishing. The Droeges are charter members of Our Savior ’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. After moving to the farm, Mr. Droege became a long-time member at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ellsworth Township, where he served on the church council. He also served for 13 years as an elected board member for Ellsworth Township. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Mr. Droege enjoyed fishing trips with family, watching the Minneota Twins and Vikings football. He is renowned for his familysized, three-day hamburger hotdish (make for three days and eat for three weeks) and Christmas shish kebabs, both dishes now family traditions. He loved desserts; two of his favorites were lemon meringue and sour cream raisin pies. Family was his world, and he cherished the time spent with them and his friends. His strong will and vigor for life helped him to survive cancer, endure a major organ transplant and long-term kidney dialysis. Survivors include his wife, LaVera Droege of Glencoe; children, Lynn Riebe of Litchfield, Michael (August) Droege of Livermore, Calif., Teal (David) Johnson of Glencoe, Cathy (Duane) Nelson of Wyoming, Minn., Lori (Kevin) Peterson of Glencoe and Thomas (Pamela) Droege of Apple Valley; grandchildren, Jennifer (Doug) Toepper, Tim Nelson, Scott Nelson, Michael Nelson, Kyle Peterson, Leah Peterson, Daniel Droege, Matthew Droege, Blake Droege, Ben Droege, Peter Johnson, Tony Johnson, Paul Johnson, Brittany Johnson, Jamie (Jon) Holzer, Jackie Petersen-Riebe and Danielle (Craig) VanderPloeg; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Adyson Toepper, Bryant, Bailee and Quinton Peterson, Joshua and Lilly Holzer; Chayton, Prestin, Teyah and Sarah PetersenRiebe, and Mekai VanderPloeg; brother, William (Patricia) Droege Jr. of Dassel; sister, Algena Lund of Burnsville; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, William Henry and Doretta Droege; sister, Arlethea Droege; and brother-in-law, Leo Lund. 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.
Deloris Fern Nagel, 90, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Deloris Fern (Severin) Nagel, 90, of Glencoe, were held Monday, Aug. 12, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. Ronald Mathison officiated. Mrs. Nagel died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services longterm care in Glencoe. The organist was Dawn Wolter, and soloist Glenda Schuft sang “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.” Honorary pallbearers were Timothy Nagel, Keith Nowak, Craig Nowak, Heather Lanners, Haley Lanners, Sydney Nagel and Macy Nagel. Pallbearers were Lon Nagel, Kevin Nagel, Dean Nagel, Kay Nagel, Amanda Nagel and Shane Nagel. Interment was in First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe. Deloris Fern Severin was born June 2, 1923, in Gaylord, to Otto and Frieda (Meyer) Severin. She was baptized as an infant by the Rev. E. Schlachtenhaufen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gaylord, and confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 10, 1938, by the Rev. H. Winter at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. She received her education at a country school and helped on the family farm. On July 30, 1944, Deloris Severin was united in marriage to Harold Nagel by the Rev. Winter at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. The Nagels made their home in Minneapolis until 1948, when they moved to Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Lon, Kevin, Dean and Kay. The Nagels were blessed with 56 years of marriage before Mr. Nagel died on Aug. 5, 2000. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Nagel worked at Maurice Rothschild dress makers in Minneapolis, the Star Motel in Glencoe, sold Avon products and assisted her husband, Harold, in his accounting office. She was a faithful member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, where she sang in the church choir, served on the Ladies Missionary Society and sewed quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Mrs. Nagel cherished time spent with her family and friends. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking and gardening. Her green thumb produced not only beautiful flowers, but also vegetables she canned and froze to keep her family filled through the winter. Her pickles and apple pies will not be forgotten. Survivors include her children, Lon (Jacqueline) Nagel of Mankato, Kevin (Connie) Nagel of Bloomington, Dean (Mary) Nagel of Spokane, Wash., and Kay Nagel and her husband, Glen Nowak, of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Shane (Tammy) Nagel of Mankato, Timothy Nagel of Omaha, Neb., Amanda Nagel of Bloomington, Keith Nowak of Atlanta, Ga., and Craig Nowak of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Heather Lanners, Haley Lanners, Sydney Nagel and Macy Nagel; sister, Darlene Kranz of Gaylord; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Otto and Frieda Severin; husband, Harold Nagel; granddaughter, Anneka Nagel; sisters, Mayme Renneke and Laverna Meyer; and brothers, Clarence Severin, Reynold Severin and Orville Severin. 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.
Juliet V. Erickson, 102, of Glencoe
Memorial services for Juliet Victoria (Magnuson) Erickson, 102, of Glencoe and formerly of California, were held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Johns o n McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. The Rev. Linzy Cillin Jr. officiated. Mrs. Er- Juliet ickson died Erickson Friday, July 26, 2013, at Grand Meadows in Glencoe. The guitarist was Brook Magnuson, and special music was by Brook Magnuson, Sue Magnuson, Blair Collins, Ryan Collins and Barb Magnuson, “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” and Reece Magnuson and Rylee Magnuson sang “Jesus Loves Me.” The congregational hymn was “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Interment will be at a later date in California. Juliet Victoria Magnuson was born Feb. 16, 1911, in Bowman County, N.D., to Joseph and Anna (Knutson) Magnuson. She was baptized as an infant in Bowman County, N.D., and confirmed in her faith as a youth in Lake Lillian. She received her education in Willmar, graduating from Willmar High School. She furthered her education by attending and graduating from St. Cloud State College in St. Cloud. She grew up on her family farms, first in Pennock, followed by Lake Lillian. She worked as a teacher in Minnesota and then worked at the War Department in St. Louis, Mo. Juliet Magnuson was united in marriage to Robert Erickson, also from Lake Lillian. They moved to California, where Mrs. Erickson worked as a social worker and probation officer in Los Angeles for the majority of her adult work life. At the age of 99, she moved back to Minnesota to Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe. Mrs. Erickson was known for her intelligence and had a great sense of humor. She was a strong Democrat and loved talking about her various idols, especially Adlai Stevenson; even in her final years, she raved about President Barack Obama! She was always comfortable sharing her ideas and thoughts about all subjects. Mrs. Erickson loved playing bridge; she was excellent, skillful and became life master. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Survivors include her nieces, nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews, greatgreat-nieces, great-greatnephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Magnuson; husband, Robert Erickson; and siblings, Muriel Hansen, Willard Magnuson, Doris Bottoms, Oscar Magnuson and Robert Magnuson. 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.
Marvin Julius Tonn, 87, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Marvin Julius Tonn, 87, of Glencoe, formerly of Lester Prairie, were held Saturday, Aug. 10, at Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie. The Rev. William Baldwin officiated. Mr. Tonn died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services longterm care facility. The organist and accordionist was Alice Nowak. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “How Great Thou Art” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “My Jesus I Love Thee” and “America the Beautiful.” Military honors were by Lester Prairie American Legion Post 463. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren, Adam Wilke, Andrew Wilke, Eric Tonn, Cole Tonn, Logan Tonn, Josie Tonn, Trevor Tonn and Megan Tonn. Pallbearers were Patrick Feltmann, Jim Klaustermeier, Paul Seefeldt, Wayne Severson, Eugene Feltmann and Lee Titrud. Interment was in the Lester Prairie City Cemetery in Lester Prairie. Mr. Tonn was born Jan. 20, 1926, at the family’s home in Bergen Township, McLeod County, to Julius and Margaret (Hoof) Tonn. He was baptized in the Christian faith as an infant on Feb. 14, 1926, by the Rev. H.B. Witzke, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 17, 1940, by the Rev. L. Seybold, both at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, now Prairie Community Church, in Lester Prairie. He helped on the family farm and received his education at a country school near Lester Prairie. Mr. Tonn entered active military service in the U.S. Army for a short time in the early 1950s, but was discharged to return to the family farm when his father ’s health declined. On June 2, 1956, Mr. Tonn was united in marriage to Mabel Sandquist by the Rev. M. William Anderson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown. They made their home on the family farm near Lester Prairie. Their marriage was blessed with one daughter and three sons, Mary, Michael, Matthew and Maurice. The Tonns shared 57 years of marriage. Mr. Tonn was a dairy farmer and raised crops until the early 1970s, when he sold the cows and took a job “in town.” He worked at Green Giant, Sterner Lighting, Glencoe Manufacturing and, for many years, on the night shift at Bongards’ Creameries. Mr. Tonn often used his vacation time from the creamery to work at Green Giant, driving tractor on the silage pile — a job he truly enjoyed. He was a lifelong member at Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie, serving as an usher and on several boards and committees over the years. The Tonns also performed janitorial duties at the church for many years. Mr. Tonn was a member of the Lester Prairie American Legion Post 463 and the Farm Bureau. Mr. Tonn enjoyed working around the farm, often fixing and fabricating machinery, reading about the latest political happenings, goose and duck hunting, going to steam engine threshing shows, helping with church functions, and especially listening to “Hoolerie” music. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends. When Mr. Tonn needed assistance with his daily care, he became a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility in 2003. He enjoyed the many visits from friends and relatives that he received while a resident there. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Tonn of Glencoe; children, Mary (Rick) Wilke of Hutchinson, Michael (Christina) Tonn of Hutchinson, Matthew (Melissa) Tonn of Lester Prairie and Maurice (Emily) Tonn of Lester Prairie; grandchildren, Adam Wilke and his special friend, Bess Casey, Andrew Wilke and his special friend, Krystal Markwardt, Eric Tonn, Cole Tonn, Logan Tonn, Josie Tonn, Trevor Tonn and Megan Tonn; sister, Lila (Dave) Schmidtke of Faribault; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alvin Sandquist and his wife, Eleanor, of Granite Falls, Glen Sandquist and his wife, Elsie, of Watertown, Gladys Cornell of Watertown, Lois Severson and her husband, Harold, of Lester Prairie, and Mary Ann Kamann and her husband, Roger, of Garrison; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Julius and Margaret Tonn; sister, Sophia Rolf; brothers-in-law, Donald Cornell, Herbert Rolf and Woodrow Titrud; and sisterin-law, Esther Titrud. Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
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Historical society asks for increase in contribution from County Board
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Historical Society is asking for a $9,898 boost in funding from McLeod County, a topic that County Commissioner Sheldon Nies said will be taken up by the county’s budget committee. Lori Pickell-Stangel, the executive director of the historical society, told the County Board at its Aug. 6 meeting that the county’s contribution for the society has remained the same for several years, and trails in comparison with that of other counties. Pickell-Stangel, in answer to a question from Commissioner Ron Shimanski, acknowledged that the historical society does receive grants from the state’s Legacy fund, but those grants are targeted for specific programs. “I can’t use that money for lights and heat,” said PickellStangel, who said that operational costs, such as utilities, continue to increase each year. Pickell-Stangel said that McLeod County gives the historical society just over $39,300 a year, which equates to about $1.08 per resident. According to Pickell-Stangel, Brown County allots about $82,380 to its historical society, or about $3.20 per resident; Renville County, $53,100, or about $3.40 per person; and Kandiyohi County about $55,100, or $1.31 per person. Pickell-Stangel said that most of the nearly $9,000 increase the McLeod County Historical Society is seeking will go toward paying for information technology. Pickell-Stangel said that one of the society’s main goals is to improve its website so that citizens can do online research of the county’s and their families’ histories. “Like you, we want to serve our clients in the most efficient way possible,” said Pickell-Stangel. And those clients are seeking ease in online research, she added. Pickell-Stangel said that she could seek grant funding for computers, hardware and software, but the ongoing cost of maintaining and updating the website would be the responsibility of the society, which is considering hiring a part-time information technology person. Nies said he isn’t opposed to the increased contribution request, but that it would have to go through channels before the County Board approved it, including consideration by the budget committee. In other business, Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst presented quotes on the prime and seal coat of County Road 54 (Tagus Avenue) to create a hard surface on the road for a segment from County Road 87 to North Sunset Circle, on the west side of Lake Marion. County officials had met with residents in that area this spring after the road, which is heavily traveled by lake-area residents, washboarded and had other issues because of the heavy spring rains. Brunkhorst said the county had received just one quote, from Pearson Bros., Inc., at a total of $75,561.42 for the one-mile segment, or about $4.02 per square yard. A similar project done in Wright County cost about $2.85 per square yard, Brunkhorst noted. Brunkhorst said the county sought quotes late in the season, when most contractors already had work lined up, which could account for the lack of interest and the higher than anticipated cost, which the engineers had thought would be about $35,000. Brunkhorst suggested that the county postpone the project a year, and bid it out with its annual seal-coating work. “I think we’d see some better bids,” said Brunkhorst. Brunkhorst said the primeand-seal coat method was relatively new technology and, if the county saw good results on Tagus Avenue, it could consider it as a way to hardtop other highly traveled gravel roads, as well as the service roads in the county’s two campgrounds. The County Board also: • Agreed to buy a new copier for the county attorney’s office in the amount of $12,847. • Agreed to put a former group home it owns, located at 440 Grove St., Hutchinson, up for sale through a sealed bid process, with a minimum bid of $25,000. The house is no longer used for a group home and is currently unoccupied. • Agreed to a request from the city of Glencoe to support the extension the duration of tax increment financing district No. 4 in the city of Glencoe.
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Stewart hosts National Night Out activities
A good crowd gathered in the Stewart City Park Tuesday, Aug. 6, for National Night Out activities, including an appreciation meal and displays by the Stewart Fire Department, McLeod County Sheriff’s Department and the Buffalo Lake Ambulance Service. Above, Mike Aydt and Henry Maiers of the Stewart Fire Department grill burgers while, at right, Nick Milbrandt and Kevin Klucas prepare ice cream floats.
Obituary Leola O. Schmidt, 86, of Waconia
Funeral services for Leola O. Schmidt, 86, of Waconia and formerly of Watertown, were held Thursday, Aug. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wa c o n i a . The Rev. Robert Alsleben officiated. M r s . Schmidt died Monday Aug. 5, 2013, at the W a c o n i a Leola G o o d Schmidt Samaritan Center. Pallbearers were Larry Schmidt, Lee Schmidt, Craig Thaemert, Mitch Thaemert, Russ Victorian and Randy Ketcher. Interment was in the church cemetery. Leola Birkholz was born on July 14, 1927, in Camden Township, to William and Agnes (Hecksel) Birkholz. She was baptized Aug. 3, 1927, and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 6, 1941, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown by the Rev. Karl Rudolph. On July 26, 1952, Leola Birkholz was united in marriage to Roylan G. Schmidt at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. Mrs. Schmidt will be remembered as a loving wife, mom, and grandma, always enjoying her grandchildren. She worked 17 years at Molded Products in Maple Plain, raised her children and worked on the farm with her husband. She enjoyed traveling with the truck camper with her husband, playing cards, bingo, doing word finds, painting and the “Wheel of Fortune.” She loved to garden. She will be missed. Suvivors include her loving family, husband, Roylan Schmidt; son and daughterin-law, Larry and Carol Rose Schmidt of Watertown; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Craig Thaemert of Belle Plaine; grandchildren, Lee and Stacy Schmidt of Medina, Mitch Thaemert of Belle Plaine and Katelyn Thaemert of Belle Plaine; great-grandchildren, Laila Schmidt and Minka Schmidt; brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Sue Birkholz of Jordan; sisters and brother-in-law, Glendora Ehrke of Glencoe and Arsylvia and Jon Radtke of Hutchinson; brother-in-law, Norman Mathews of Glencoe; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, William and Agnes Birkholz; sister, Veldora Mathews; and brother-in-law, Edmund Ehrke. Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh. com.
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2013 Brownton - B.A.R.K. Days, Aug. 9-11
Between 350 and 400 Brownton school alumni attended an all-school reunion Saturday evening, including Larry Mathey, left, and Gary Bipes,
right who visited in the new memorabilia room in the Brownton Area Civic Center.
Brownton Area Resources for Kids (B.A.R.K.) added a new activity to its annual kickball/beanbag tournament and activities day, held Saturday — a buffalo-chip toss. Teams of three had
a chance to throw dried buffalo chips into a toilet for points. Above, Cory Herrmann makes his toss as teammate Chad Hahn awaits his turn.
Mark Radke, left, and Todd Kalenberg, right, were among the beanbag tour-
nament competitors Saturday at the Brownton practice fields.
Nick Pichotta of the Form-A-Feed kickball team gets ready to boot the ball during the four-team kickball
tournament held on Saturday as part of B.A.R.K. Day activities. Greeters at the allschool reunion Saturday night (in photo are left) were, from left, Jackie (Alsleben) Rosenow, Konnie (Kujas) Bartels, and Linnell (Braun) Loncorich. The reunion included a social hour, meal and program, all at the new Brownton Area Civic Center, which has been resurrected from the former Brownton school building.
The new Brownton Area Civic Center was officially dedicated at an ice cream social Sunday afternoon, with about 100 in attendance. Recognized for significant contributions to the new facility were the Brownton Lions Club, the family of Wilma and the late Max West, the family of SueAnne Warner (her father, Chuck Warner, is shown above accepting a plaque from Mayor Jay Werner, left), and the Hoese Family Foundation.
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Helping to serve at the Brownton Lions Club’s sweet corn feed Friday night were Jeff Boesche and Larry Herrmann.
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