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8-22-12 Chronicle A-Section

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The McLeod County
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By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Glencoe Police Department was hoping for simplicity and consistency when it proposed a change to the city’s “snowbird” ordinance. The Glencoe City Council and Mayor Randy Wilson were hoping for improved safety and efficiency. But residents indicated Monday night at a public hearing on the proposed ordinance — which would ban all parking on streets from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., or until streets had been plowed “curb to curb, whichever is later,” from Nov. 1 through April 1 — was “a little bit of overkill,” as resident Linda Senst put it. “The public streets are public streets, and we should be able to park on them if there’s no snow,” said Senst. City Council Member John Schrupp said he feels the proposed ordinance is simple, and eliminates the need to measure snowfall to determine a “snow event,” and is clear as to when people can or cannot park on the city streets. Schrupp indicated that if people
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City Council tables 2nd reading of new snowbird ordinance
know they cannot park on the street from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. during the snow season, it will become a “routine” to them and they will not have to wonder if the city will be plowing or not. Last year, Schrupp said, many people got into a routine of parking on the street. Last winter was mild and “the one night it did snow” many people — including Schrupp’s neighbor — got a ticket because they weren’t in the routine of moving their cars off the street. Police Officer Wyatt Bienfang said the department debated a proposed ordinance, seeking, above all, some consistency. And Mayor Randy Wilson said the Council was seeking a less confusing ordinance. “The less confusion, the less tickets are issued,” said Wilson. The proposed ordinance, Wilson added, would help in protecting safety and improve the efficiency of plowing the streets. Wilson also acknowledged, after questions from those present, that
Residents vent at public hearing
Chronicle photo by Alyssa Schauer
County Fair showcases 4-H’ers’ efforts
The 140th McLeod County Fair ran Aug. 15-19 and, as usual area 4-H’ers got to show off their best efforts. Samantha Lange, above, a member of the Glencoe Jr. Pioneers, does some lastminute grooming before the senior beef showmanship competition, for which she was chosen grand champion and earned a trip to the Minnesota State Fair. Complete 4-H results can be found on page 6.
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Shimanski, Feltmann square off Nov. 6; primary vote
By Rich Glennie Editor Despite 11 percent registered voter turnout for the Aug. 14 primary election in McLeod County, State Rep. Ron Shimanski of Silver Lake and Eugene “Gene” Feltmann of rural Lester Prairie emerged from the four-man primary election to advance to the general election Nov. 6. The two will vie for the 1st District McLeod County commissioner seat being vacated by long-time Commissioner Ray Bayerl, who announced his retirement at the end of the year. In the primary, Shimanski earned the top place with 380 votes, or 42 percent of the ballots cast. Feltmann was second with 251 votes, or 28 percent. Third was Nathan Schmalz, also of rural Lester Prairie, with 194 votes, or 22 percent. Owen Tonak of Winsted was fourth with 66 votes, or 7 percent. Shimanski, who lost his Minnesota House seat to redistricting, and Feltmann will now vie to replace Bayerl in the general election. The primary election attracted few of the county’s 20,088 registered voters, according to the county auditor’s office. Only 2,222 county residents voted. The best turnout, percentage wise, was at Biscay (30.99) and Bergen Township (28.99). The lowest turnouts were in the Glencoe area, where no primary races were on the ballot. Three of the four Glencoe precincts were under 5 percent participation, as were Glencoe Township, Helen Township and Hutchinson Township. Where there was a race, Silver Lake came in at 18.5 percent voter turnout, Winsted Township had 27.6 percent and the city of Winsted was 14.8 percent. Hale Township came in at 19.58 percent. In the 1st District commissioner race, Shimanski dominated in Silver Lake, Winsted and Hale Township, while Feltmann led in Bergen Township, and Lester Prairie was evenly split between Feltmann (62 votes) and Schmalz (63). Other primary results included U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar easily winning 84 percent of the county ballots on the Democratic side. She received 88 percent of the vote in the 7th Congressional District and 91 percent of the vote statewide. In the field of Republican challengers to Klobuchar, Kurt Bills earned 511 county votes, or 48 percent. He finished with 43 percent of the vote in the 7th District and 51 percent statewide. Fellow Republican hopefuls were David Carlson, 406 votes (38 percent), and Bob Carney Jr., 135 votes (13 percent) in the county. Statewide, Carlson has 35 percent of the GOP votes and Carney had 14 percent. The Independence Party also had a primary election, with Stephen Williams out-polling Glen Menze 50 votes to 42 in McLeod County. Williams also won the majority statewide. In the primary election for the Minnesota Supreme Court, incumbent Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea and International Falls attorney Dan Griffith were the top two
Ron Shimanski vote-getters in McLeod County. Gildea garnered 43 percent of the votes to 37 percent for Griffith. Jill Clark had 20 percent of the county vote. Statewide, Gildea had 50 percent of the vote to 29 percent for Griffith and 21 percent for Clark.
Gene Feltmann In the Associate Justice 4 primary race, McLeod County voters favored David Stras (42 percent) over Tim Tingelstad (37 percent) and Alan Nelson (21 percent). Statewide, Stras had 49 percent of the vote to 29 percent for Tingelstad and 22 percent for Nelson.
GSL, most area municipal elections to be competitive
The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board elections will have a race this year, while most city council elections within the school district also will see competitive races. But write-in candidates will be necessary to replace members on the Silver Lake and Plato city councils. In the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board election on Nov. 6, all three incumbents filed early for new four-year terms on the board. They include Jamie Alsleben, Kevin Kuester and Gary Schreifels. Donna VonBerge of rural Norwood Young America also filed for a GSL School Board position. Two challengers have surfaced in the Glencoe municipal election after Lloyd Thurn filed to run for mayor and Kevin Dietz filed for the Precinct 4 council seat. Earlier, all three incumbents filed for re-election to Glencoe City Council. Glencoe Mayor Randy Wilson and City Council members Dan Perschau, Precinct 1, and Greg Copas, Precinct 4, will run again for new four-year terms.
County Board asks for repeal of 27-year-old state solid waste statute
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved support of a resolution asking for the repealing of enforcement of a Minnesota statute regarding waste management policies. The statute states that “a person may not dispose of unprocessed mixed municipal solid waste generated in the metropolitan area at a waste disposal facility unless the waste disposal facility meets the standards set by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).” It was enacted in 1985 and was never implemented or enforced by MPCA for 27 years. Ed Homan, director of the solid waste department, explained that the statute would send more solid waste
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Annual fly-in set Aug. 25 at Glencoe Municipal Airport
Glencoe Chapter 92 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), known as the South Central Flyers, will host its annual sweet corn and bratwurst feed and fly-in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, at Vernon Perschau Memorial Field (Glencoe Municipal Airport). Sweet corn and bratwurst will be served, and discount tickets are available for young children. “This is a great opportunity to see many colorful, exotic, experimental, military and working-type aircraft,” said Stuart Selchow, spokesman for the local EAA chapter. “There will be ample opportunity to examine many aircraft up close. Many of these aircraft and helicopters have been built from kits, or just from plans,” Selchow said. “There also will be a chance to have conversations with, and ask questions of, the owners/pilots, many of whom have built their own airplanes and flown them to the fly-in,” he added. Selchow said, “There may well be aircraft from the new Federal Aviation Administration category, light sport aircraft, as well as ultra-light aircraft (no pilot’s license required) and helicopters.” World War II military aircraft will be in attendance, he said. If one has questions, contact Selchow at 320-238-2376 (home), cell phone at 320583-8367 or by e-mail at stuselch@myclearwave.net.
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the city also will need to find a way to provide off-street parking to those who live in apartments above businesses in the downtown area, the trailer courts and for others who do not have available off-street parking. Brian Schlegel questioned some of the verbiage in the proposed ordinance, in particular, why attended vehicles were banned, and that people call the police department seven days in advance if they are planning an event that will require several vehicles being parked on the streets. Schlegel said he didn’t understand why attended vehicles should be banned. “If someone is parked in front of a house waiting for someone to come out, they’re going to get a ticket?” asked Schlegel. Schlegel also said people shouldn’t have to report to the police that they are planning a family event or party. “That is none of their business,” said Schlegel. But Wilson said that having residents contact the police department about potential issues with complying with the ordinance was a key way to avoid issuing tickets. “We’re trying to be more efficient, and still work with the public,” said Wilson. “We need people to talk to the PD and say, ‘I can’t make this work … is there another solution?’” Schlegel asked the Council to consider an ordinance that establishes a standard mark — for example 1-1/2 to 2 inches — measured at a set location, to determine a “snow event,” and then ban parking streets from “12:01 a.m. until the streets are plowed curb to curb.” Senst and Lynn Exsted both asked the City Council to consider an even-odd method of plowing, in which one side of the street would be plowed one day and the other the next. But Wilson said that will mean less, rather than more, efficiency in plowing snow. Larger cities adopt that type of program, he said, because they cannot plow all of their streets curb to curb in one outing. Glencoe can generally complete its streets in eight hours. Under an odd-even scenario, the city would “have to run our plows for two days.” But Exsted said that doing just the odd or even side of the street would mean a shorter plow day for city workers, who could then focus on other tasks the rest of the day. Mark Larson, city administrator, noted that it was more difficult to move snow on the second day of a snow event because the snow had been packed down by vehicles driving over it. Schlegel asked the Council to consider the residents’ proposals. “You’ve heard two different ideas; I hope you consider them,” said Schlegel. Marie Thurn also asked the City Council to table the second reading of the ordinance, saying it will allow for more public input. And communication seemed to be an issue for many in attendance, with requests for electronic communication regarding snow events to publishing maps of potential off-street as requests. Bienfang agreed that communication is important, and said that the police department is likely to put warnings and information about the ordinance, rather than tickets, on vehicles during the first couple of snow events to help with the “learning curve.” After well over an hour, the hearing was closed. Council Member Gary Ziemer moved to table the second reading of the ordinance, saying that it will give the public more time to discuss it and, while he appreciated Bienfang’s comments, he would like to hear directly from Police Chief Jim Raiter. The City Council voted to table the second reading until its next meeting.
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Yoga Open House Monday, Aug. 27 • 5-7 p.m.
NEW Expanded Main Level Studio
Sign up for Classes & Door Prizes! Serving Cold Teas & Gluten Free Snacks 6:00 “Tap into Your Unlimited Potential”
GUEST SPEAKER: “Janet Meyer” CWC, speaks on Food Intolerances and the Importance of a Gluten Free Diet
Community pep fest Aug. 29
The annual Glencoe-Silver Lake community pep fest is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m., in the west parking lot of the Glencoe City Center. It is an opportunity to meet the GSL Panthers’ fall sports teams and coaches. There also will be food, games, a kiddie parade, and “lots of Panther spirit” available at the pep fest. Also, guests can get their picture taken with the Panther mascot, courtesy of Creek View Sports.
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Glencoe’s USBC City Association Meeting Monday, August 27, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
GOP’s ‘Meet and Mingle’ set
The McLeod County Republicans will host a “Meet and Mingle” event at its new campaign headquarters Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The headquarters are located at 101 Main St., Suite 102, Hutchinson, next to Domino’s Pizza, and the event is an opportunity to meet with GOP candidates. A small donation is asked to cover the cost of pizza, beverages and bars that will be available. The campaign headquarters will be open from Aug. 20 through Nov. 10. Campaign literature, bumper stickers, yard signs and information on how one can volunteer will be available.
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from the metro area to the landfill in Elk River instead of the Spruce Ridge Landfill in Glencoe. “Under this statute, the metropolitan area can refuse to send solid waste out here,” Homan said. “The city of Glencoe has made a financial commitment and partnered with Waste Management to capture the methane gas from the waste to provide the electricity to onethird of the homes in Glencoe,” he added. Homan explained that this commitment would not be able to continue without the solid waste resources from the metro area. “Doesn’t our landfill meet MPCA requirements,” Don Albrecht, a resident of Penn Township, asked. “It surpasses every landfill in Minnesota,” Commissioner Sheldon Nies said. “It’s my understanding, that the landfill in Elk River is short on fuels to produce this refuse derived fuel (RDF), and this statute would force solid waste materials to that plant,” Homan explained. McLeod County has adopted a comprehensive solid waste plan per MPCA rules and has established the financial funding mechanisms to provide funding to all county recycling programs and the city of Glencoe, McLeod County and all muncipalities are dependent on the municipal solid waste and revenue generated at the Spruce Ridge Landfill to continue the project. Based on a preliminary review of the landfill records, relative to disposal of metro waste, McLeod County could lose an estimated $547,000, according to Homan. “McLeod County receives $8.16 per ton for every ton of waste that is deposited at the landfill,” Homan said. Albrecht pointed out that some areas of the resolution were vague, and questioned commissioners about the “solid waste fee.” “That is a budget issue, and we haven’t addressed that yet. Even if this is not repealed, there still might be 18 percent to 40 percent coming in, depending on Waste Management.” Nies said. Nies explained that options to fund this include either cutting recycling programs and subsidies or cutting staff. “There’s also the option to spend out of the reserves or raise property tax money,” County Attorney Michael Junge said. “My last step is to add it to the property taxes. I don’t want to do that,” Nies said. The commissioners approved the resolution, which would show that the commissioners do not want to impose a solid waste fee on to constituents to cover the lost revenue from implantation and enforcement. Commisioner Kermit Terlinden and Homan will be meeting with Senator Newman, as well as other county representatives and Waste Management personnel on Monday to discuss the statute. In other matters, the Board: • Adopted a resolution for the Trails Legacy Grant Application for the Dakota Rail Trail, presented by Parks Director Al Koglin. • Approved to initiate discussions with the preferred propser with intent to negotiate a service agreement for county-wide recycling services. • Approved an amended contract that the County has entered into with the State of Minnesota and MnDOT to house four base stations on the MnDOT tower in Biscay. This amendment is for the addition of two microwave antennas required for the ARMER system. • Entered into a joint powers agreement with the state to allow the state to work with the county’s current Records Management System to implement e-charging in McLeod County. The state will cover costs up to $5,000.
Pla-Mor Lanes
All team captains and bowlers should attend following city meeting, all leagues for Tuesday and Wednesday will meet.
Anyone interested in joining a league contact Joel Pla-Mor Lanes
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Glencoe Seniors meetings set
The Glencoe Senior Citizens Club will meet Thursday, Aug. 23, at 12:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 28, also at 12:30 p.m., in the senior room at the Glencoe City Center. Sheephead and 500 will be played at both meetings. All area seniors are welcome to attend. The seniors also are looking for canasta and pinochle players, and are open to suggestions for other board and card games.
Wee Friends Preschool Orientation
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 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, 2012 (and potty trained) are welcome to enroll in our program. If you are interested in registration please call the school at 320-510-1811.
Fish dinner at First Lutheran
First Evangelical Lutheran Church Glencoe LLL Zone is hosting a fish boil dinner Sunday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the church’s fellowship hall. Besides pollock, the menu includes potatoes, coleslaw, bread, dessert and a beverage. The price is a freewill donation for the Orphan Grain Train with supplemental funds by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
5K run/walk set for Sept. 8
Grace Lutheran Church of Brownton will host a 5K fun run/walk Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at 8 a.m., at the church located at 8638 Plum Ave., north of Brownton. The cost is $20. Those who register before Aug. 26 will receive a free T-shirt; those who register after Aug. 26 will not be guaranteed a T-shirt. Race day registration starts at 7:15 a.m. There also will be a free kids’ dash after the run/walk. All proceeds will go to the church’s 125th celebration.
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Luce Line RR show Sept. 22
The Luce Line Railroad Club Train Show and Flea Market will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Agribition Building on the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. There will be operating layouts, vendors, selling and trading railroad-related items, a model contest and hourly door prices. Lunch and beverages will be available.
Wednesday: Pick an apple and receive 15 - 30% off your entire purchase of regularly priced merchandise (no other discounts apply) Thursday: 20% off all jewelry
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Register to win a GRHS lunch bag filled with school supplies!
Firearms safety class to start
A firearms safety course will start Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m., at the Stewart Community Center. Students must be 11 years old or older. To pre-register, by Aug. 27, or for more information, call 320-562-2367 or 320-583-2047.
Open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Use the dome entrance at 1805 Hennepin Ave. N.
Old-Time Radio to be featured
An “Old-Time Radio: A Readers Theater” will be performed at the Litchfield Opera House, 136 N. Marshall Ave., Litchfield, at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2526. It is a trip down memory lane when the family gathered around the radio for news, sports and programs. Tickets are available at the door. To be included in this column, items for Happenings must be received in the Chronicle office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday of the week they are to be published. Items received after that will be published elsewhere in the newspaper as space permits. Happenings in Glencoe, Brownton, Stewart, Plato, New Auburn, Biscay and Silver Lake take priority over happenings elsewhere.
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City Council hears of county’s plans to eliminate yard waste program funding
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Glencoe City Council heard Monday night of McLeod County’s plans to phase out funding of municipal brush sites. Public Works Superintendent Gary Schreifels said the county began funding the program about 10 years ago when the state of Minnesota barred the deposit of branches, shrubs, leaves and grass in landfills. The county provided funding to cities to create sites where brush, leaves and grass could be collected, pay for monitors for the site, and for transportation of the matter collected to CreekSide Soils near Hutchinson. The county also bought a large wood chipper to grind larger branches. Now, said Schreifels, the chipper is nearing the end of its life and the county does not want to bear the cost of replacing it. “The county also wants to get out of the yard waste program, take these dollars, and put them somewhere else,” said Schreifels. Schreifels said the city gets about $20,590 from the county for the program. The county plans to provide full funding in 2012, cut it by half for 2013, and eliminate it entirely by 2014. “This is an upfront FYI that it’s happening,” said Schreifels. City Administrator Mark Larson said the city actually sponsored its own yard waste program prior to the county solid waste department taking it over. Larson said the city has a $1 per month recycling fee that it used, at first, for its yard waste program. Larson said the city site was located near Knife River, and the city paid to haul compostable waste to a farm owned by the late Dr. Mabel Brelje. The rest was burned. Once the county took over the yard waste program, the city used its recycling fund to pay for citywide clean-up days. The recycling fee generates about $24,000 annually, Larson said, which would be enough for the city to continue the yard waste program on its own. Larson said the city would then need to decide if it wanted to eliminate the cleanup day program, or increase the recycling fee to help cover that cost, as well. Schreifels said he is expecting CreekSide to contact each municipality to discuss how it could continue to take their yard waste. Schreifels also said it was unknown if CreekSide would buy a new chipper on its own, if the municipalities would jointly buy one, or if the cities could contract with private companies for chipping and grinding services. Schreifels said the city of Hutchinson, which manages CreekSide, needs to “take the lead” in discussions on how the municipal programs could continue, since CreekSide is the closest facility for taking the material. Schreifels said he was bringing the issue to the City Council’s attention now so that it could plan for the eventual elimination of the funding.
Police Report
A gas drive-off was reported at Casey’s General Store on 10th Street at 7:54 p.m., Monday, Aug. 13. The driver was located and went back and paid the $20 for the gas. At 12:37 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, a bartender at the VFW Club reported an intoxicated male on a bicycle who was being belligerent. The bartender was concerned when locking up. A woman reported at 10:17 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, that she had been locked out of her home in the 1600 block of Greeley Avenue by her 2-year-old after she went into her three-season porch. There also was an infant inside the home. She called for help to get back in. A traffic stop at 5:04 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, resulted in a citation for driving after revocation. The stop was on 11th Street and Russell Avenue. A resident in the 200 block of Hennepin Avenue reported on Wednesday that a tire on his vehicle had been punctured the night before. A theft was reported on Thursday, Aug. 16, from a residence in the 1300 block of First Street. Taken were 150 gallons of unleaded gasoline and a trail camera extension cord. A spotlight also had been taken down. Another theft was reported Thursday morning in the 100 block of Baxter Avenue. Someone had gone through an unlocked vehicle. It appeared nothing was taken. A light-blue-and-green girls Huffy 10-speed bicycle was reported stolen from an address in the 400 block of Ninth Street East on Friday. Also on Friday, a GPS device was reported stolen from a vehicle in the Shopko parking lot. A two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Chandler Avenue North and 13th Street Friday. Involved were a 1992 Toyota Camry driven by William Stark of Glencoe and a 2008 Buick Lucerne driven by Marilyn Alsleben of Brownton. There were no injuries. Drug paraphernalia was found in a stairwell at the Super 8 Motel on Saturday. A glass pipe was destroyed and disposed of. Another two-vehicle accident occurred Saturday at the intersection of Owen Avenue and 11th Street. Involved were a 2001 Lincoln driven by Jacob Ackerson of Glencoe and a 2003 Nissan 350Z driven by Lauro Guerrero, also of Glencoe. There were no injuries. Suspicious activity was reported Saturday in the 700 block of Morningside Drive. A resident in the 200 block of Pleasant Avenue North reported receiving fraudulent phone calls on Sunday. A verbal warning was issued Sunday to a bicyclist who almost ran into a police squad car. A resident in the 1300 block of 10th Street East reported Sunday that watermelons had been stolen from his garden.
Building Permits
The following building permits were approved by the Glencoe City Council on Monday night: Stephanie Rizzio, 911 15th St. E., handicap ramp. The Cake House, 917 12th St. E., plumbing permit. Christ Lutheran Church, 1820 Knight Ave., plumbing permit. Scott Salmela, 600 Chestnut St. W., re-roof. Elaine Griesmann, 1815 Knight Ave. N., re-roof. Jon Dahlke, 212 Andrew Dr., reroof. Hilgers Properties, LLC, 1120 10th St. E., re-roof. Jon Kirchberg, 365 Edgewood Dr., re-roof. Tammy Tankersly, 1331 12th St. E., re-roof. Kathleen Beneke, 415 Eighth St. E., window replacement. Wes Olson, 928 13th St. E., foundation. Lawrence Norton, 1723 Ford Ave., re-roof. Andrew Thurn, 1624 11th St. E., front step replacement. Paul Sauter, 105 Andrew Dr., reroof.
Council passes Legacy funds resolution
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Glencoe City Council on Monday night approved a resolution supporting greater distribution of “Legacy” funding to greater Minnesota. Mike Drew, parks superintendent, asked the City Council to consider the resolution. Drew said voters in 2008 approved the Legacy funding, created from a portion of the state sales tax, which is suppose to provide funding for arts, clean water, the environment and parks, trails and the outdoors. However, Drew said, most of the money was going to programs in the seven-county metro area. “Forty-three percent goes to the metro area, 43 percent to the DNR,” said Drew. That leaves 14 percent for other programs. And 20 percent of that 14 percent also goes to the metro area, he added. Drew said that politicians in the metro area will argue that the metro generates the most sales tax. While that may be true, many shoppers come from outstate, said Drew, and many metro-area families use greater Minnesota parks and campgrounds. Drew said the resolution asks legislators to reevaluate how the funds are being distributed. It is being supported by other communities and counties in greater Minnesota, he added. The City Council supported the resolution. In other business Monday, the Council: • Had hearings on ordinances on illicit discharges and the operation of ATVs within the city limits. No one spoke to the discharge ordinance; and three spoke in regard to ATVs. Kendall Picha said he doesn’t feel ATVs are safe vehicles for traveling on public streets because they don’t have turn signals, and for other reasons. Street Superintendent Terry Buska expressed concern about ATVs operating at night, saying they have nearly been hit by snowplows because they are not well lit. He also expressed concern about them being used for plowing. Buska was assured the proposed ordinance addresses both of those issues. Don Ide spoke in support of the ordinance, saying it was restrictive in that it only allows ATVs to use direct routes in and out of town, and not be used for general travel within the city. He also said other cities with similar ordinances have no issues with accidents or violations. “It basically standardizes (the operation of ATVs) for everyone who lives in the community,” said Ide. The Council passed the second readings for both ordinances. • Heard from City Administrator Mark Larson that the city is working on a proposal to house USDA/FSA offices at the Glencoe City Center. Those offices are currently located near the Pizza Ranch. Larson said the offices would need about 2,500 square feet, which would pretty much take up the west wing of the center, if the proposal is approved, which would require relocating the Chamber of Commerce office elsewhere in the building. Larson said the proposal requires a significant amount of paperwork, and will need to be approved by the USDA, which also may be considering other
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Aug. 27-31 Millie Beneke Manor Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Meatballs with gravy, whole potatoes, mixed vegetables, bread with margarine, fresh fruit, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Lasagna, green beans, tossed salad with dressing, garlic bread with margarine, pudding, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Barbecued pork, augratin potatoes, cole slaw, bun with margarine, mandarin oranges, low-fat milk. Thursday — Roast turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, Scandinavian-blend vegetables, bread with margarine, cranberry garnish, cream puff dessert, low-fat milk. Friday — Bratwurst, potato salad, baked beans, bun with margarine, bar, low-fat milk.
Mike, Eileen and crew would like to thank everyone who helped celebrate our 25th Anniversary and for all the support over the past 25 years!
KIDS DRAWING WINNERS: iPod Touch: McKenzie Fahey (Green Isle), Nintendo DS: Madison Anderson (Glencoe), $50 iTunes Gift Card: Logan Krone (Lester Prairie). ADULT DRAWING WINNERS: Apple iPad 3: Donna Birk; Catering up to 20: Kathy Schuetz; Bump’s sweatshirts: John Shamla, Ann Phillips; Bump’s cookbooks: Art Just, Francisco Moran; $10 Bump’s gift certificate: Mickey Beltz, Joyce Bening, Adam Broderius, Donna Pavelek, Lorraine Krumm; Bump’s Tshirt: Chip Anderson, Amanda Schwecke, Tim Proehl, Denise Scharpe, Melanie Grack, Roger Hilgers.
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Profession/Occupation: Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce President How many years have you been in Glencoe: 7 years How long have you been a Rotarian and why did you join Rotary: I joined Rotary in 2011 being interested in the club’s opportunities to serve others. The club contributes to numerous local, national and international causes benefiting those in need. Rotary also is a great opportunity to network with other business professionals. Name some reasons you came to Glencoe and/or what are some good things about Glencoe: When I accepted my position with the Chamber of Commerce, my wife and I were fortunate to relocate our family back to our home town. Glencoe truly feels like home and we couldn’t be any more excited to raise our family here. Family: Wife, Kristal; children, Lillian and Eli.
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History suggests you will want to catch GSL football opener
Our view: Support all Panther activities; the kids will be most appreciative
he opener to another Glencoe-Silver Lake football season is fast approaching. If you have not already done so, be sure to circle Friday, Aug. 31, on your calendar. That evening (7 p.m. opening kickoff), the GSL Panthers play host to Wright County Conference newcomer Holy Family Catholic at Stevens Seminary Stadium. If the game is anything like recent openers, you will want to be there. After losing three consecutive openers to quality Hutchinson teams, GSL football is 6-0 in its last six openers. Check your recall! • In 2006 at GSL’s glimmering, year-old stadium, quarterback Matt Muenchow and halfback Jon Hoese teamed up on two lengthy seam passes — first, a 63-yard gain that set up the Panthers’ first touchdown; then, a 58-yard TD that made the score 14-3. GSL would defeat Hutch, 21-10. Those Panthers went on to win the first of what would be three straight Class AAA state championships. • On opening night 2007 at Hutchinson, the Panthers trailed 1312 with less than 5 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. But on 3rd-and19 from the Tigers 30, Muenchow called for “28 Cross” and hit end Hunter Dunbar in the end zone with a TD aerial. A couple of minutes later, linebacker Tyler Lang tacked on a
pick-6 to secure a 27-13 GSL victory. Those Panthers eventually capped a 14-0 season with a 56-20 finishing act over DeLaSalle in Prep Bowl XXVI. • The 2008 opener in Glencoe was Scott Tschimperle’s first game as GSL’s head coach and sophomore Kyler Anderson’s first start as varsity QB. The Panthers committed no turnovers that night. Hutchinson scored no points until the final 2:32. GSL won, 20-7. • In 2009 at Hutchinson, halfback Aaron Lueders tallied five touchdowns in a 41-0 GSL romp. The host Tigers managed only 121 yards of total offense. • The 2010 opener was at Orono. In it, sophomore Ryan Kuester caught three TD passes and ran for a fourth, as GSL posted a 35-6 victory. Eight players on defense made their first varsity starts that evening. • Last year in Glencoe, freshman Keaton Anderson made his first varsity start at QB a winner, rushing for 95 yards – including a 26-yard TD — and passing for 41 in a 20-7 triumph over Dassel-Cokato. See what we are saying? You do not want to miss opening night or any other night the Panthers play. While you are at it, consider taking in all GSL activities. The kids will appreciate your support, and you probably will want to come back for more. L.O.
Guest column:
County experiences ‘brain gain’
By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo McLeod County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college degrees. In 1970, 6.4 percent of those over 25 years of age had college degrees in McLeod County. By 2010, 18.3 percent of adults here had completed college. The percentage of adults with college degrees in McLeod County was less than the national average of 27.9 percent in 2010. The college-educated rate here was less than the Minnesota average of 31.4 percent. The number of adults in the United States with college degrees has nearly tripled since 1970, when only 10.7 percent of adults had graduated from college. But the percentage of adults with degrees in counties with small cities, such as McLeod County, while increasing, has generally fallen behind the proportion of college-educated residents in urban counties. The loss of young, well-educated residents has posed a long-standing difficulty for rural communities. “One of the problems that rural areas face is that in order to get a college education, young people often have to leave,” says Judith Stallmann, an economist at the University of Missouri. “Once you leave, that introduces you to other opportunities that you might not have seen had you not left.” The good news for rural America is that it has caught up in every other measure of education. In 1970, 7.8 percent of adults in rural counties had some education after high school, but less than a college degree. By 2010, 27.4 percent of rural adults had attained some post high school education without earning a college diploma. That level of education was close to the national average of 28.1 percent. In McLeod County, 7.8 percent of adults had some college in 1970, rising to 35.2 percent in 2010. The Minnesota average in 2010 was 32.1 percent. McLeod County had 15,304 adults (those over 25 years of age) in 1970 and 24,513 adults in 2010. Overall, Stallmann says, the trends show that “rural people have responded to the demand for increased job skills by increasing their post secondary education.” Only 10.6 percent of the adult population in McLeod County had failed to graduate from high school in 2010. Nationally 15 percent of adults had not completed high school; in Minnesota, the rate was 8.7 percent. Mark Partridge, a rural economist at Ohio State University, says that regional differences in college graduation rates have increased in recent years. Partridge said his studies have found that rural counties and counties with small cities in the South and West didn’t fare as well as those in the Midwest and Northeast in attracting college graduates. Even though the Sunbelt has seen tremendous growth over the past few decades, the South’s rural counties haven’t kept up in terms of attracting adults with college degrees. But the problem of keeping college graduates in rural America is a national issue and one that is also enduring. Missouri economist Stallmann said this is a reflection of the kinds of jobs that are generally available in rural communities. If there are fewer jobs demanding college degrees in a community, there are likely to be fewer college graduates. “It’s a big deal in a lot of rural counties because you don’t see a lot of jobs that require a college education,” Stallmann said. Young people graduating from high school don’t see many jobs that demand a college diploma, so they don’t think about coming home once they leave for the university. There can be a “self-reinforcing cycle” in rural communities, Stallmann said — young people leave to gain higher education, they don’t come back after college because there aren’t jobs that demand such education, and their absence diminishes the chances that more of these kinds of jobs will be created. Nationally, rural counties and counties with small cities have caught up with urban counties in the percentage of adults who have some post high school education. Stallmann sees this as a sign that “there are perhaps more jobs in rural areas that require post secondary education but not college.” Both Stallmann and Partridge said the data on college education rates told them that rural communities should consider the kind of jobs being created locally. “Rural communities may need to think about the types of jobs” being created, Stallmann said. “There are some communities that are doing things like getting local businesses to put an emphasis on hiring local kids who got a college education.” “It really suggests that rural communities that aren't thinking about making themselves attractive to educated people are really going to suffer,” Partridge said. Bill Bishop is co-editor of the Daily Yonder (www.dailyyonder. com), an online news publication covering rural America that is published by the Center for Rural Strategies. The Center for Rural Strategies (www.ruralstrategies .org) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote healthy civic discourse about rural issues. Roberto Gallardo is an assistant extension professor at the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University, (srdc.msstate.edu).
Letters to Editor
Marriage amendment benefits all of us
To the Editor: In a recent letter, Ashly Kyte asks why the state of Minnesota is trying to put a ban on “gay marriage.” She makes the logical error of assuming that the state is trying to place some new ban on gay marriage. Along with other varying forms of “marriage” like polygamy and polyandry, Minnesota already has such a ban on “same-sex” marriages. But this November, Minnesota voters are now given the chance to place this current law into the state constitution itself. But I agree with Ashly when she believes that “People definitely should not get discriminated against…” Because back in the 80s, I was “gay” myself and felt that my emotional dignity wasn’t being served because my relationships were not called “marriages” by others. But “marriage” has always been for the expressed purpose of uniting two people of the opposite sex for the purpose of raising families. Therefore, everyone has the same right to get married. Even though I was only attracted to men at the time, I always had the same equal right under the law as all men to marry a woman. So, there is really no need to change the definition of marriage so that someone’s emotional dignity is served. And the only way we can keep the current law as it is, is to place the current law into the constitution. Ashly also wrote that she has a family member who is “gay.” Well, as an “EX-gay” myself, I can appreciate her love and support for this “gay” family member. When I was an active member of the gay community, I had a few rough times, and it was very important for me to know that I had the loving support of my family and friends. So, by all means, Ashly should continue to love and support this family member and, at the same time, vote “yes” on the marriage amendment because the social and economic benefits of traditional marriage benefit all of us – “straight,” “gay” or even “ex-gay.” Kevin Petersen Minneapolis Pro Marriage Amendment Forum
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Good time for controlling lawn weeds
Many homeowners start forgetting about their lawn this time of year. However, this is the ideal time for using post-emergence chemical applications for weed control. According to the University of Minnesota Extension, post-emergence herbicides may be applied any time the weeds are actively growing, the air temperature is 60–80 degrees F, there are no winds, and there is no rain in the forecast for 48 hours. Most effective control of perennial broadleaf weeds is obtained when applied in early fall (Aug. 15–Oct. 15) or in spring (May 1–June 1). For some weeds, repeated application at 20–30 day intervals may be required for control. For dandelions, use 2, 4-D or a combination of 2, 4-D, MCPP (Mecoprop), and dicamba can also be utilized. The ideal timing for applying these products for dandelion control is September. If your weed-control approach is to control dandelions in the spring, apply herbicides after they have finished blooming in May. The non-chemical option is to manually dig out the plants. A weeding fork or dandelion diggers may be a couple of options for that task. Get as much of the dan-
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Guest column
Farm Notes
By Nathan Winter delion root as you can so the dandelion does not start growing again. For creeping charlie, use a combination of 2, 4-D and MCPP or a combination of 2, 4-D, MCPP, and dicamba. The ideal timing for applying these products to creeping charlie is in September or autumn once temperatures have cooled to the 60s and 70s. If your weed-control approach is to control creeping charlie in the spring, apply herbicides while the temperatures remain cool and the plant is actively growing in the beginning to middle of May. The non-chemical approaches are to pull the plant out or utilize a dethatching rake. It may be necessary to start over with the lawn if the creeping charlie gets out of control. Most other broadleaf weeds can be controlled by herbicide applications of 2, 4-D and/or a combination of 2, 4-D, MCPP, and dicamba. It is always a good idea to know what you are spraying to be sure that the herbicide will control the desired pest. The herbicide label should list the weeds it will control. Another option is to utilize a non-selective herbicide like glyphosate. Use of these types of products should only be used when spot spraying targeted weed pests. Drift on to lawns and ornamental plants will injure or kill the desired plants as well as the targeted weed pests. A healthy lawn is very important to limit the competition of lawn weeds. Work on improving the lawn while trying to slow down and eliminate weed competition. Try to seed grass into bare areas of the lawn, fertilize, and aerate your lawn this fall to help it compete against the weeds. When using herbicides, read and follow all of the directions for using the specific product.
Disaster funding is itself a disaster
By Phil Krinkie This week, the State Legislature is scheduled to meet in a special session to consider the governor’s recommendation to spend $190 million in disaster relief for the June flooding that occurred in the Duluth area. In working group meetings several legislators have already raised questions about the amount of the governor’s request and the purpose of some of the funding. But before legislators head back to the Capitol to appropriate 10s of millions in aid to Duluth area residents, they should first read a recent report from the State Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) entitled “Helping Communities Recover from Natural Disasters.” Like most reports from the legislative auditor, the study is chock-full of facts and figures, as well as key recommendations that could resolve many shortcomings in the funding process. The report covers 32 natural disasters that have occurred in Minnesota over the last 15 years. A total funding of $488 million has been spent in that time frame to assist local communities in disaster relief. The OLA outlines how federal disaster declarations are made and what happens if there is no assistance from the federal government. In the last 20 years the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided funding to repair and replace public property and buildings on 29 separate occasions. But in only 12 of those situations has FEMA provided assistance to individual home owners. There are several key findings in the report, but the most striking is that “Minnesota has insufficient criteria for activating state recovery programs following natural disasters.” Simply put, the process is a hodge-podge of state and local government programs as well as nonprofit agencies working to provide disaster relief services. For large disasters, the state designates more than a dozen state agencies to activate a variety of programs to help local communities. The report highlights the fact that “When communities and individuals are dealing with devastating losses due to a recent disaster the complexity of recovery programs can be especially burdensome.” Another recommendation contained in the study is for the “Legislature to set clear criteria for determining the level of state funding provided to local jurisdictions.” This recommendation is based on recent legislative decisions to pay the entire amount required to match federal recovery aid for public infrastructure. This action increases state costs and in many cases requires no local share, in turn raising expectations by local officials that the state will always pick up the entire tab for the local required match. The report also points to a lack of coordination with non-profits that often provide assistance in emergencies. The number of non-profits providing assistance during natural disasters are numerous, from local churches to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Not to coordinate with these groups or measure the monetary value of their contributions is foolish. One more shortcoming the report points out is the lack of inadequate follow-up to measure the results of state and federal programs. “The overall effectiveness of the state’s approach toward disaster recovery is unknown because no state agency routinely assesses the effectiveness across programs.” In other words, the state spends hundreds of millions to aid individuals and communities after a natural disaster, but fails to follow up to find out if the programs achieved the intended results. No one asks the questions: was the money used properly or did it help the right people? The report concludes that there are “Gaps in funding information that prevent measuring the cost effectiveness and a full accounting for state spending on each disaster.” The legislative auditor’s report makes a clear case that the legislative process for funding of natural disasters is a “disaster.” Therefore, before the legislators dish out another $200 million of taxpayer money claiming to be coming to the rescue of cities and citizens with washed-out roads and flooded basements, they should first implement the key recommendations in the OLA report, which are: • Determine under what circumstances state funding should be made available. • Set explicit criteria for what share of local cost the state will fund. • Institute mechanisms to evaluate recovery activities and spending. • Develop plans to expand and improve coordination with non-profits. Even in your desire to help others you need to include accountability. Phil Krinkie, a former eight-term Republican state rep from Lino Lakes who chaired the House Tax Committee for a while, is president of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota. GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently appointed Krinkie to the board of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. You can contact him at: philk@taxpayersleague.org.
From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
Aug. 23, 1912 O.C. Conrad, Editor Last Thursday, shortly after the noon hour, Herman Brown, residing 11⁄2 miles west of here, came in with the report that a man had committed suicide in his barn some time during the forenoon by hanging. While the family was having breakfast, a stranger, minus one leg and hobbling on crutches, appeared at the house. He was invited in for breakfast, but he refused, saying he just wanted a drink of water and the privilege of the use of the barn that he might take a nap. This he was allowed. When Mr. Brown came in from work in the field and entered the barn, he was dumbfounded to find the stranger in a kneeling position with one end of a halter rope around his neck and the other tied to one of the two by fours of the stall. Mr. Brown immediately cut the rope, but found that the man was dead from strangulation and had apparently been dead for several hours. The coroner was summoned and found no possible means of identification. The man’s buggy was found just west of the Brown home, and his horse had wandered to the August Dahlke farm. The remains were left in charge of Undertaker Podratz, and after waiting the required length of time for possible identification, were buried in the potters field. Dr. E.L. Maurer reports a son at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Mielke, born Tuesday, Aug. 20. Carpenter work was begun on the new Lutheran parochial schoolhouse on Friday of last week. Mr. Kath, the contractor, says work on the building is not progressing as fast as it would otherwise on account of not having a full crew at the present time. On Friday of last week, the Commercial Hotel was turned over to Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Schroeder of Lake Benton. We understand that the new proprietor is an experienced hotel man and there is no question but that he will conduct a first-class hostelry. Albert Spiering, 30, died at the St. Peter hospital last Sunday, where he had been an inmate the past eight years. His departure is mourned by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Spiering, five brothers and three sisters. this village, was joined in holy matrimony to Mr. Otto Templin, a son of Mrs. John Templin, of Gibbon, Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m.
50 Years Ago
Aug. 23, 1962 Charles H. Warner, Editor Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bullert of Brownton won the $1,000 prize given away at the McLeod County Fair Tuesday evening. Clea Faith Enger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. France Enger of Mayville, N.D., became the bride of Shannon Rickert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Rickert, Brownton, Saturday evening, Aug. 11. Milo Wacker of Stewart recently completed the course of study at the Reisch School of Auctioneering at Mason City, Iowa. Wacker will now be associated with his brother-in-law, Victor Rennecke, who has been an active auctioneer in this area for many years.
City, school board races develop
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Enterprise reported that races have developed for the Arlington and Green Isle city councils, as well as the Sibley East School Board, after filings closed last week. At Green Isle, six candidates filed for two twoyear seats on the City Council, while two others filed for the two four-year positions. One other filed for mayor. All five Green Isle City Council positions will be on the ballot Nov. 6. At Arlington, six candidates have filed for the three open seats on the Arlington City Council. The three open positions on the Sibley East School Board attracted six candidates.
75 Years Ago
Aug. 26, 1937 Percy L. Hakes, Editor For the marriage of Miss Ruth Zimmerman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Zimmerman, and Harold E. Hansen, son of Mr. Peter Hansen of Hutchinson, the home of the bride’s parents was decorated with garden flowers and ferns. The ceremony took place at high noon Saturday with the Rev. Weerts reading the vows in the presence of the immediate families and a small group of intimate friends. A business deal was completed the latter part of last week whereby Mr. and Mrs. William Hausladen disposed of the B&A Tavern to Mr. and Mrs. William Vacek of Glencoe. Mr. and Mrs. Vacek took possession on Monday of this week. Before a beautifully embanked altar of garden flowers, ferns and candles, Miss Cornelia Hochsprung, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Hochsprung of
20 Years Ago
Aug. 19, 1992 Lori Copler, Editor A cool and gloomy day turned into a beautiful evening for the annual Brownton Civic and Commerce Association’s Brownton Day and corn feed. Among other activities were a kiddie parade sponsored by Brownton Community Education, and drawings for items donated by area businesses. John Mons of Brownton, an announcer for KDUZ radio, has been promoted to the position of “handler of the stars” as the grandstand production superintendent at the Minnesota State Fair.
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From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
Aug. 23, 1912 A.F. Avery, Editor Work on the school house is being rushed to completion and with no interruptions, the building should be ready for the opening of school Sept. 2. L.M. Harrington this week sold the northeast 40 acres of his farm southwest of town in Grafton Township to William Quandt; consideration $50 per acre. The heavy and continuous thunderstorms of the past week have been doing a little damage; lightning struck Albert Schimmelpfennig’s house and also a large tree about a rod from John Piehl’s house, splitting the tree from top to bottom. William J.B. Dettman won a 100-pound sack of sugar given away at the Red & White Store Saturday night. While waiting for the drawing, Bill stood in line holding a 10-pound sack of sugar that he had just purchased. Charles Reiner Jr., a lifetime resident of this community, passed away following a major operation at the University Hospital in Minneapolis Wednesday evening. He was 51 years of age, and farmed all his life. will team up with his brother-inlaw, Victor Rennecke, who has served this area as an auctioneer for a number of years.
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Aug. 20, 1937 L.A. Hakes, Editor A telegram was received Aug. 17 from Congressman Elmer J. Ryan announcing that the Public Works Administration has awarded Stewart a $46,345 grant to build a new school. Immediately upon receiving the telegram, Superintendent G.A. Kippert and clerk of the district, P.L. Schmitz, went to St. Paul to consult with the department of education regarding plans for the building.
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2012 McLeod County Fair 4-H grand, reserve champions
Grand and reserve champions from the 2012 McLeod County Fair 4-H competitions have been announced. They include:
Paige Hausladen, Winsted Jolly Juniors (WJJ), grand champion; Axel Schulz, Glencoe Jr. Pioneers (GJP), reserve.
Heifer — Samantha Krone, WJJ, grand; Samantha Lange, GJP, reserve. Dairy Steer Rate of Gain — Nathan Anderson, WJJ, grand; Samantha Krone, WJJ, reserve. Dairy Steers — Samantha Krone, WJJ, grand; Nathan Anderson, WJJ, reserve. Market Steer Rate of Gain — Axel Schulz, GJP, grand; Casey Schulz, GJP, reserve. Market Steers — Gregor Fraser, Acoma Acorns (AA), grand; Randilynn Bayerl, WJJ, reserve. Prospect Calf — Elizabeth Anderson, WJJ, grand; Samantha Lange, GJP, reserve. Cow/Calf — Jacob Kaufmann, AA, grand; Justin Frick, AA, reserve. Showmanship Beginner — Zachary Wanous, GJP, grand; Grace Jeurissen, WJJ, reserve. Showmanship Intermediate — Abby Reiner, Lynn Hustlers (LH), grand; Nicholas Lange, GJP, reserve. Showmanship Senior — Samantha Lange, GJP, grand; Samantha Krone, WJJ, reserve.
felt, LH, grand; Allison Wright, AA, reserve. Overall Champion - Holstein Registered — Becca Plamann, OLRJ, grand; Whitney Lang, AA, reserve. Overall Champion - Jersey — Brennen Albrecht, Independent (I), grand; Katie Eggert, AA, reserve. Senior Champion - Brown Swiss — Kyle Sprengeler, CE, grand and reserve. Senior Champion - Crossbred — Emily Andersen, BLB, grand. Senior Champion - Holstein Registered — Becca Plamann, OLRJ, grand; Whitney Lang, AA, reserve. Senior Champion - Jersey — Brennen Albrecht, I, grand. Senior Champion - Ayrshire, Kyle Tews, AA, grand. Showmanship - Beginner — Mckenzie Swanson, AA, grand; Grace Jeurissen, WJJ, reserve. Showmanship - Intermediate — Sierra Swanson, AA, grand; Whitney Lang, AA, reserve. Showmanship - Senior — Nathan Donnay, GJP, grand; Sarah Eggert, AA, reserve.
Home Environment
Alena Ave-Lallemant, BLB, grand; Paige Hausladen, WJJ, reserve.
English Showman/Rider — Jamie Voelker, MCR, grand; April Krienke, MCR, reserve. English Showmanship — Jamie Voelker, MCR, grand; April Krienke, MCR, reserve. English Equitation — Jamie Voelker, MCR, grand; Katie Goebel, MCR, reserve. Game Points — Sarah Clark, MCR, grand; Brooke Kaczmarek, MCR, reserve. Game Times — Sarah Clark, MCR, grand; Brooke Kaczmarek, MCR, reserve. High Point — Jamie Voelker, MCR, grand; Hayley Bolland, MCR, reserve. Novice — Donnae Morton, LH, grand; Ashley Kerkvliet, MCR, reserve. Western Showmanship — Jamie Voelker, MCR, grand; April Krienke, MCR, reserve. Western Horsemanship — Jamie Voelker, MCR, grand; April Krienke, MCR, reserve. Western Showman/Rider — Jamie Voelker, MCR, grand; April Krienke, MCR, reserve. Training — Natalie Johnson, MCR, grand. Horseless Horse — Natalie Johnson, MCR, grand; Emily Thalmann, GJP, reserve.
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Samantha Krone, a member of the Winsted Jolly Juniors, was one of the many serve. Showmanship Intermediate — Jacob VonBerge, CE, grand; Kiara Hahn, LML, reserve. Showmanship Senior — Lindsay Miller, LML, grand; Samantha Dahlke, GJP, reserve. Junior Purebred — Lindsay Miller, LML, grand; Jacob VonBerge, CE, reserve. Senior Purebred — Katherine Hacker, OLRJ, grand; Lindsay Miller, LML, reserve. Overall Champion — Lindsay Miller, LML, grand; Katherine Hacker, OLRJ, reserve.
4-H members who exhibited projects at the McLeod County Fair last week. April Krienke, MCR, reserve.
Demonstration Livestock
Samantha and Matthew Dahlke, GJP, grand; Alyssa Borka, BLB, reserve.
Junior Graduate Beginner — Cassandra Jurgenson, LH, grand. Graduate Beginner — Jillian Nordquist, I, grand; Allyssa Sims, MCR, reserve. Obedience - Novice — Ashle Lukes, WJJ, grand. Agility - Beginner — Cassandra Jurgenson, LH, grand; Allyssa Sims, MCR, reserve. Jumpers 1 — Allyssa Sims, MCR, grand; Cassandra Jurgenson, LH, reserve. Rally - Pre-Novice — Elizabeth Boor, BLB, grand; Mitchell Sims, MCR, reserve. Rally - Novice — Cassandra Jurgenson, LH, grand; Jillian Nordquist, I, reserve. Showmanship - Junior Novice — Cassandra Jurgenson, LH, grand. Showmanship - Open — Allyssa Sims, MCR, grand; Ashle Lukes, WJJ, reserve. Exhibit — Lucas Plamann, OLRJ, grand.
Indoor Gardening
Paige Lemke, BLB, grand; Katie Eggert, AA, reserve.
Lawn & Landscape
Samantha Dahlke, GJP, grand; Samantha Lange, GJP, reserve.
Child & Family Development
Rachel Stender, Bergen Busy Bees (BBB), grand; Briel Steen, County’s Edge (CE), reserve.
Needle Arts
Madison Fitzgerald, AA, grand; Allyssa Sims, MCR, reserve.
Ryan Hoffman, WJJ, grand.
Constructed — Emily Thalmann, GJP, grand; Shelby Fasching, WJJ, reserve. Purchased — Emily Thalmann, GJP, grand; Madeline Kuehn, GJP, reserve. Non-Garment — Elizabeth Krienke, WJJ, grand; Randilynn Bayerl, WJJ, reserve. Fashion Review, Purchased — Emily Popelka, GJP, grand; Madeline Kuehn, GJP, reserve. Fashion Review, Constructed — Shelby Fasching, WJJ, grand; Emily Thalmann, GJP, reserve.
Performing Arts Performance
Cassandra Juergenson, LH, grand; Grace Roach, BLB, reserve.
Heidi Ide, GJP, grand; Rachel Stender, BBB, reserve.
Market Barrow — Hayden Jensen, AA, grand; April Krienke, MCR, reserve. Market Barrow Pen of Two — Hayden Jensen, AA, grand; Cody Kurth, AA, reserve. Market Barrow Pen of Three — Hayden Jensen, AA, grand; Cody Kurth, AA, reserve. Market Gilt — April Krienke, MCR, grand; Garrett Jensen, AA, reserve. Market Gilt Pen of Two — Kylee Fischer, AA, grand; Garrett Jensen, AA, reserve. Market Gilt Pen of Three — Garrett Jensen, AA, grand. Showmanship Beginner — Hayden Jensen, AA, grand; Cody Kurth, AA, reserve. Showmanship Intermediate — Garrett Jensen, AA, grand; Kylee Fischer, AA, reserve. Showmanship Senior — Matthew Dahlke, GJP, grand;
Adam Thalmann, GJP, grand; Nathan Anderson, WJJ, reserve.
Vegetable Gardening
Elizabeth Boor, BLB, grand; Gregor Fraser, AA, reserve.
Veterinary Science
Becca Plamann, OLRJ, grand; Becca Geen, OLRJ, reserve.
Christopher Britcher, GJP, grand.
Wildlife Biology
Randi Green, I, grand.
Youth Leadership
Eric Thalmann, GJP, grand; Alicia Kulmann, BBB, reserve.
Jackson grand. Everhart, GJP,
Self Determined
Madison Jasken, LH, grand; Andrew Rettig, LH, reserve.
Pets - Live Exhibit
Emma Murphy, BLB, grand; Miranda Lemke, BLB, reserve.
Breeding Ewe — Ashley Reiner, LH, grand; Eric Hoffman, BLB, reserve. Lamb Lead Grades 6-8 — Abby Reiner, LH, grand. Lamb Lead Grades 9+ — Lucas Plamann, OLRJ, grand; Alicia Kuhlmann, BBB, reserve. Market Lamb - Black Face — Abby Reiner, LH, grand; erick Hoffman, BLB, reserve. Market Lamb - Speckled Face — Jesse Reiner, LH, grand; Eric Hoffman, BLB, reserve. Market Lamb - White Face — Kyle Rickeman, LH, grand; Nina Grunzke, LH, reserve. Market Pair - Black Face — Donnae Morton, LH, grand; Dayne Morton, LH, reserve. Market Pair - Speckled Face — Eric Hoffman, BLB, grand. Market Pair - White Face — Erick Hoffman, BLB, grand; Katherine Mueller, GJP, reserve. Market Pair - Black Face — Dayne Morton, LH, grand. Showmanship Beginner — Donnae Morton, LH, grand; Jesse Reiner, LH, reserve. Showmanship Intermediate — Abby Reiner, LH, grand; Jacob Kaufmann, AA, reserve. Showmanship Senior — Ashley Reiner, LH, grand; Kyle Rickeman, LH, reserve.
Nicholas Lange, GJP, grand; Mathias Goebel, MCR, reserve.
Alyssa Borka, BLB, grand; Sally Krull, BBB, reserve.
Club Awards
Banner — Otter Lake Royal Juniors (OLRJ), grand; WJJ, reserve. Community Pride — Bear Lake Beavers (BLB), grand; GJP, reserve. Potted Flowers — McLeod County 4-H Riders (MCR), grand; AA, reserve. Scarecrow — MCR, grand; GJP, reserve. Scrapbook — AA, grand; WJJ, reserve.
Exploring Animals
William Snegosky, WJJ, grand; Nathan Anderson, WJJ, reserve.
Plant & Soil Science
Ashle Lukes, WJJ, grand; Casey Schulz, GJP, reserve.
Gregor Fraser, AA, grand; Alena Ave-Lallemant, BLB, reserve.
Exploring the Environment
Emily Ward, GJP, grand.
Thurs., Aug. 23 — AA Group Mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.; McLeod County Republicans host “Meet & Mingle” event, 101 Main St., Suite 102, Hutchinson, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 27 — Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30 p.m.; Brownton Senior Citizens Club, 1 p.m., Brownton Community Center; Rod & Gun Club. Tues., Aug. 28 — Narcotics Anonymous, Brownton Community Center, 7 p.m.; Brownton Legion. Wed., Aug. 29 — Firearms Safety course, Stewart Community Center, 7 p.m., pre-register by Aug. 27 to 320-562-2367 or 320-583-2047. Thurs., Aug. 30 — AA Group Mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.
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Fine Arts
Heidi Ide, GJP, grand; Jenaya Posusta, GJP, reserve.
Chicken - Bantam Breeding Pen — Eric Hoffman, BLB, grand; Kiley Lickfelt, LH, reserve. Chicken - Breeding Pen — Zachary Rademacher, BBB, grand; Kiley Lickfelt, LH, reserve. Ducks - Bantam Breeding Pen — Gregor Fraser, AA, grand and reserve. Ducks - Breeding Pen — Miranda Lemke, BLB, grand; Paige Lemke, BLB, reserve. Ducks - Market Pen — Miranda Lemke, BLB, grand; Paige Lemke, BLB, reserve. Geese - Breeding Pen — Gregor Fraser, AA, grand. Geese - Market Pen — Gregor Fraser, AA, grand. Overall Champion — Gregor Fraser, AA, grand; Miranda Lemke, BLB, reserve. Pigeons - Fancy — Eric Hoffman, BLB, grand and reserve. Pigeons - Flying — Eric Hoffman, BLB, grand and reserve. Showmanship Beginner — Lane Miller, Lake Marion Lakers (LML), grand; Kiley Lickfelt, LH, reserve. Showmanship Intermediate — Zachary Rademacher, BBB, grand; Cullin Lickfelt, LH, reserve. Showmanship Senior — Miranda Lemke, BLB, grand; Paige Lemke, BLB, reserve.
Flower Gardening
Mitchell Sims, MCR, grand; Miranda Lemke, BLB, reserve.
Matthew Fasching, WJJ, grand.
Consumer Education
Samantha Uecker, AA, grand; Morgan Dahlke, GJP, reserve.
Food & Nutrition
Paige Lemke, BLB, grand; Emily Wright, MCR, reserve.
Food Preservation
Samantha Lange, GJP, grand; Madeline Kuehn, GJP, reserve.
Joshua Kuehn, GJP, grand; Wayne Heller, AA, reserve.
Forest Resources
Christopher Britcher, GJP, grand.
Emily Thalmann, GJP, grand; Adam Thalmann, GJP, reserve.
Ben Donnay, GJP, grand; Heidi Ide, GJP, reserve.
Junior Champion - Brown Swiss — Kyle Sprengeler, CE, grand and reserve. Junior Champion - Crossbred — Grace Jeurissen, WJJ, grand. Junior Champion - Holstein Grade — Cullin Lickfelt, Lynn Hustlers (LH), grand; Allison Wright, AA, reserve. Junior Champion - Holstein Registered — Sarah Eggert, AA, grand; Sierra Swanson, AA, reserve; Junior Champion - Jersey — Katie Eggert, AA, grand. Overall Champion - Brown Swiss — Kyle Sprengeler, CE, grand and reserve. Overall Champion - Crossbred — Emily Andersen, BLB, grand; Grace Jeurissen, WJJ, reserve. Overall Champion - Holstein Grade — Cullin Lick-
Global Connections
Alicia Kuhlmann, BBB, grand.
Dairy Goat Overall Champion — Jacob VonBerge, CE, grand; Randi Green, I, reserve. Market Overall Champion — Alyssa Borka, BLB, grand and reserve. Showmanship Beginner — Grace Borka, BLB, grand; Molly Green, I, reserve. Showmanship Intermediate — Alyssa Borka, BLB, grand; Jacob VonBerge, CE, reserve. Showmanship Senior — Randi Green, I, grand; Becca Green, I, reserve.
Shooting Sports
Becca Green, I, grand; Matthew Dahlke, GJP, and Cody Wright, AA, reserve.
Jaden Albrecht, I, grand; Zachary Stai, MCR, reserve.
Small Engines
Matthew grand. Dahlke, GJP,
Kyle Tews, AA, grand; Katie Eggert, AA, reserve.
Adam Thalmann, GJP, grand; Eric Thalmann, GJP, reseve.
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Paige Hausladen, WJJ, grand; Ashley Lukes, WJJ, reserve.
Showmanship Beginner — Riley Hahn, LML, grand; Grace Jeurissen, WJJ, re-
Breeding Gilt — Samantha Krone, WJJ, grand; Samantha Dahlke, GJP, reserve.
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Hallahan — Schrader
Brittney Hallahan and Adam Schrader announce their engagement to be married Sept. 22 in Easton, Minn. Parents of the couple are Patrick and Sharon Hallahan of Silver Lake and Jeff and Marie Schrader of Easton. Brittney Hallahan is a graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and Southwest State University in Marshall. She is currently pursuing a career in optometry. Adam Schrader is a graduate of United South Central High School and Southwest State University. He is currently a pitcher in the minor leagues for the San Diego Padres.
Fiber to Home bond still possible this fall
click of a button on the website. Home Run Propane also offers “express delivery” and “hassle-free service,” which includes installing the new tank right on the homeowner’s grill. Terry Voigt said, “For the greatest benefit, we recommend that customers have two propane tanks, so they always have a spare on hand. Then, when their main tank is empty, they can contact us online to get a new one delivered and exchanged for the empty tank, while using their spare.” The idea for Home Run Propane was realized with some of Voigt’s own experiences. Right now, Home Run Propane delivers to select areas within the counties of Benton, Carver, Hennepin, McLeod, Sherburn, Stearns and Wright. Home Run Propane has plans of expanding the delivery area throughout Minnesota in 2013. To find out more, visit www.homerunpropane.com or visit the Home Run Propane’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/home runpropane. Home Run Propane also can be reached at 320-281-9477. By Kurt Menk Editor Arlington Enterprise The Joint Powers Board (JPB) for the Renville-Sibley Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Project, during a meeting in Winthrop Aug. 9, received an update on the process for financing the project. Financial Adviser Shannon Sweeney of David Drown Associates, told the JPB that Oppenheimer is planning a bond sale to finance the project yet this fall. The approximately $70 million bond issue will pay for construction and operation of a fiber-to-the-home, farm, and business to residents and businesses in Sibley County, the rural telephone exchange around Fairfax and residents in the cities of Fairfax, Buffalo Lake, Stewart, Brownton and Lafayette. If the bonds are sold this fall, the project will be engineered over the winter with bids let early next year for a spring 2013 construction start.
Home Run Propane opens in Lester Prairie
Home Run Propane, LLC, recently opened for business on Highway 7 in Lester Prairie, under the ownership of Terry and Ann Voigt. The business offers a new propane tank delivery and exchange service to consumers and restaurants in the area. Home Run Propane offers propane cylinders commonly used for grills, patio heaters, fish houses, camping equipment, mosquito traps, and more. It specializes in smallcylinder propane, delivering up to 100-pound cylinders. Benefits of choosing to use grill tank delivery, instead of typical propane tank exchange, include safety, convenience, and affordability, the Voigts said. Safety concerns related to traveling with propane cylinders are avoided with Home Run Propane Delivery Service. For instance, when hauling propane tanks in a vehicle, leaks can occur, they are exposed to excessive heat, vehicles are not well ventilated and most cylinders are not secured properly when transporting, Terry Voigt said.. Home Run Propane offers the convenience of ordering a tank to be delivered with a
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Kosek — Ryks
Katie Kosek and Justin Ryks of Willmar announce their engagement and plans to marry Aug. 25 at Assemblies of God Church in Willmar. Parents of the couple are David and Karen Kosek of Silver Lake, Michelle Corey of Big Lake and Dale Ryks of Willmar. Katie Kosek is a 2005 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and a 2007 graduate of Ridgewater College with a degree in accounting. She is employed as a retail supervisor at Visionworks in Willmar. Justin Ryks is a 2004 graduate of Willmar High School and graduated in 2006 from Ridgewater’s welding pro-
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Sharilee’s launches new project, ‘Reflections’
Sharilee Arhart-Ackerman, owner of Sharilee Studios in Hutchinson, has launched her newest project, “Reflections of Your Life.” She said Reflections will change how legacies are preserved, and how the stories of life can be passed on from one generation to the next by utilizing a combina- Sharilee tion of mul- Arharttimedia and Ackerman artistic tools, she said. “Reflections of Your Life” is a way of capturing individual life stories using images so that they will tell more than a simple story, she said. Arhart-Ackerman has combined her artistic skills and Christian faith to help people uncover and create these touching Reflections. “I recognized that people were looking for a different way to tell their special stories. My mission is to record their compelling story in a way that will make it memorable for eternity, and to transform their story into an heirloom that can be passed from generation to generation,” said Arhart-Ackerman. “I’ve seen too many great stories fade and die after the storyteller passes away. While some of the stories are passed on to future generations, most of them are changed, enhanced, or even diluted as they are retold over the years. “How many times have you looked at an old photo and wondered about the real story behind the image? I feel bad when I hear about a lost story or even when I look at a photo that has lost its story. I want to change this,” she said. Arhart-Ackerman introduced her “Reflections of Your Life” for the first time at the McLeod County Fair Aug. 15-19 in Hutchinson. Arhart-Ackerman was born and raised on a farm in the Winthrop area and currently resides in rural Dassel. For more information, call her at 320.587.6453 or e-mail her at sharileestudios@ xtratyme.com.
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Battcher — Hacker
Keith and Lisa Becker of Arlington and Tad and Brenda Berens of Sioux Falls, S.D., announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Marie Battcher of Arlington, to Nicholas Duane Hacker of Lafayette, son of Duane and Carol Hacker, also of Lafayette. Battcher is a 2005 graduate of Sibley East High School in Arlington and a 2011 graduate of Colorado Technical University of Sioux Falls, S.D., with a degree in accounting. She is employed at Griffith’s Grocery Co. in Lamberton and The Good Samaritan Society in Westbrook. Nicholas Hacker is a 2002 graduate of New Ulm High School and a 2005 graduate of Central Lakes College, Brainerd, with a degree in natural resources/law enforcement.
SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012 • 10 A.M.–2 P.M. There will be a sweet corn and bratwurst meal with trimmings. There are discounted tickets for young children.
This is a great opportunity to see many colorful, exotic, experimental, military and working type aircraft. Anyone interested in aviation will find this an especially delightful occasion. There will be ample opportunity to examine many aircraft up close. Many of these aircraft and helicopters have been built from kits or just from plans. There will also be a chance to have conversations with and ask questions of the owner - pilots, many of whom have built their own airplanes and flown them to the Fly In. There may well be aircraft from the new Federal Aviation Administration category, Light Sport Aircraft as well as ultralight aircraft (no pilots license required) and helicopters. World War II military aircraft will be in attendance.
The Glencoe Municipal Airport is located 2 miles East of Glencoe and one mile south of State Hwy. 212 on Dairy Avenue (McLeod County Highway 1). For more information, call 320-238-2376 or 320-864-5142. K33-34ACa
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Selle family announces birth
Todd and Joni Selle of Hutchinson announce the birth of their daughter, Kendal Nicole, on Aug. 10, 2012, at Hutchinson Community Hospital. Kendal weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches in length. Her older siblings are Mason, Dalton and Alexis, and her grandparents are Terry and Cindy Selle of Hutchinson and Wayne and Karley Johnson of Brainerd.
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Son born to Hortons Aug. 12
Brandon and Rachel Horton of Glencoe announce the arrival of a son, William Warren, born Aug. 12, 2012, in Waconia. William weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His grandparents are Paul and Kris Villnow and Keith and Eileen Horton, all of Glencoe.
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Son born to Doerr family
Ross and Karen Doerr of Stewart announce the arrival of a son, Jacob Walter, who was born Aug. 17, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jacob weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. He joins a sister, Naomi. Grandparents are Larry and Kristin Doerr of Buffalo Lake and Larry Mueller and the late Lois Mueller of Danube.
Heuers named Farm Family
NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA — The Paul and Dean Heuer families were named the 2012 Carver County Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota, the Norwood Young America Times reported. The Heuers have been farming near Norwood Young America in Carver County for five generations. The Heuers’ farm operation is known as Heuer Dairy, Inc.
HTI, Inc., names new president
HUTCHINSON — The Hutchinson Leader reported that Hutchinson Technology, Inc., has named a new president. Rick Penn will take over from Wayne Fortun Oct. 1. Fortun has been with HTI since 1975, and Penn began his career at HTI in 1981. Jeff Green, co-founder of HTI in 1965, will retire from the company’s board of directors Sept. 30.
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Debra Luanne Kottke, 58, of Cologne
Memorial services for Debra Luanne Kottke, 58, of Cologne, were held Saturday, Aug. 18, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe. The Rev. L i n z y Collins Jr. officiated. Miss Kottke died Tu e s d a y, Aug. 14, Debra Kottke 2012, at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. The organist was Lon Roach, who played “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.” Soloist David Kottke sang “Precious Lord.” The congregational hymn was “In the Garden.” Interment was at the Zion Methodist Cemetery in Sumter Township, McLeod County. Debra Luanne Kottke was born Feb. 2, 1954, in Glencoe, to Louis and Arlene (Albrecht) Kottke. She was baptized as an infant at Zion Methodist Church in Brownton and confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 7, 1968, by the Rev. Donald Chapman at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe. She received her education in Glencoe and was a graduate of the Glencoe High School class of 1972. Miss Kottke furthered her education by attending Northwestern School of Nursing, graduating in 1976, and received her bachelor of science degree at the College of St. Francis, graduating in 1990. Miss Kottke was raised in the Glencoe area and then made her home in the southwest metro area. In 1990, she moved to Cologne. In addition to being a loving daughter and sister, Miss Kottke was employed for over 35 years as a delivery nurse at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center and Fairview Southdale Hospital. She was a member of the Nursing Association. Miss Kottke was always thinking of others and liked to have a good time. She was dedicated, organized and had a great sense of humor. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, cooking, baking and traveling. She especially cherished the time spent with her family and friends. Survivors include her mother, Arlene “Dotsie” Kottke of Glencoe; siblings, Linda (Allen) Kottke-Melzer of Deadwood, S.D., Susan (Michael) Austad of Pine River, Daniel Kottke of Glencoe, and Fredric “Ric” Kottke and his special friend, Cyndi Schacht, of Glencoe; special friend, Craig Winterfeldt of Cologne; nieces and nephews, Josh (Kate) Austad, Sarah (Scott) Biros, Andy Austad and his special friend, Kari Hesse, Mary (Zac) Alexander, Elizabeth Austad and her special friend, Jimmy VanDorn, Tricia (Justin) Schimmelpfennig, Chad Kottke, Sean Kottke and Ethan Kottke; great-nieces and great-nephews, Alex, Nic and Carter Austad, Luis and Peter Biros, Bailey, Elijah and Becket Alexander, Elsie Kottke and Lily Kottke; aunts and uncles, Kenneth and Jan Albrecht, Leland and Carol Kottke and Irene Nundahl; numerous cousins, other relatives and a host of special friends. Preceding her in death were her father, Louis Kottke; grandparents, John and Helen Albrecht and Adolf and Lena Kottke; and uncles and aunts too numerous to list. 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.
Obituaries Herbert F.H. Krienke, 86, of Glencoe
A memorial service for Herbert “Herb” Frederick Harry Krienke, 86, of Glencoe, formerly of Hutchinson, was held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in L e s t e r Prairie. The Rev. Eric Nelson officiated. M r . K r i e n k e Herbert died Friday, Krienke Aug. 10, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. The organist was Marsha Christenson. The congregational hymns were “Jesus, Lead Thou On,” “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” and “How Great Thou Art.” Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Krienke was born Oct. 10, 1925, in rural Lester Prairie, to Adolph and Anna (Schmidt) Krienke. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. He received his education at country school through the 10th grade in rural Lester Prairie. On Aug. 24, 1956, Mr. Krienke was united in marriage to Elizabeth Casey at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. This marriage was blessed with four children, Daniel, Donald, Brenda and Bonnie. The Krienkes resided in Lester Prairie and later moved to Hutchinson. They shared 55 years of marriage. Mr. Krienke held employment as a foreman for Lester Buildings in Lester Prairie for 20 years, and then worked as a vaporizer operator at the creamery in Winsted for 16 years. He retired in 1988. After retirement, Mr. Krienke worked at Jack & Jill Supermarket in Lester Prairie for five years and at Econofoods in Hutchinson for five years. He was an active member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, where he served on the board of trustees and as an auditor. He loved to attend church and Bible classes. Mr. Krienke enjoyed woodworking, fishing and gardening. He was an avid reader of the Bible and Portals of Prayer. He liked to do wordsearch puzzles and watch game shows on television. His favorite was “The Price is Right.” Mr. Krienke also enjoyed listening to concertina and polka music and watching the Minnesota Twins games. He loved to socialize and especially enjoyed the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. When he needed assistance with his daily care, Mr. Krienke became a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care on July 10. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Krienke of Glencoe; children, Daniel Krienke of Hutchinson, Donald (Lori) Krienke of Browerville, Brenda (Joel) Tucholke of Lester Prairie, and Bonnie (Loren) Johnson of Plato; 12 grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren and one soon to be born; sister, Arsylvia Loehrs of Mayer; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Adolf and Anna Krienke; siblings, Art Krienke and his wife, Lucinda, Walter Krienke and his wife, Adaila, Victor Krienke and his wife, Esther, Argoldie Schubert and her husband, Wilmer, and Rosesylvia Redepenning and her husband, Harvey; and brother-in-law, Elmer Loehrs. Arrangements were by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.
In Loving Memory of
Gladys Ehrke
March 18, 1931 – Aug. 26, 2002
Ten years have come and gone since the day God called you home. We cannot see or touch you, but we will always have you in our hearts. We love you & miss you deeply. Earl Ehrke, Denise & Kurt Landin & family, Doug & Sue Ehrke & family Mark Ehrke
The family of Elden Bipes expresses their sincere thanks to Drs. Allen & Maher, ConnectCare home health aides and nurses, Hantge Funeral Home and Buffalo Lake Nursing Home. We thank you for the cards, phone calls, food and visits at our loved one’s passing. Thank you to Pastor Reed for a masterpiece of a service and the Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aide who served lunch. A special thank you to the ones that made it possible for Elden to live out his days in the comforts of his home. And thank you to anyone that we might have missed. Helen Bipes & family *34Ca
Rosemary Schuette, 64, of Brownton
Funeral services for Rosemary Elsie Schuette, 64, of Brownton, were held Wednesday, Aug. 15, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township, McLeod County. Officiating was the Rev. Andrew HermodsonOlsen. M r s . Schuette died Sun- Rosemary day, Aug. Schuette 12, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. The organist was Vicki Herrmann, and the congregational hymns were “The Old Rugged Cross,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace.” Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren, Nick, Nathan, Derek, Haley, Meagan, Rileigh, Sophia, Frank, Josephine, Kayla, and Kody, and great-grandson, Kayden. Pallbearers were Geno Kriesel, Lonnie Dotseth, Blaine Kriesel Jr, Darwin Wells, Brian Schuette and Craig Zieman. Interment was in the church cemetery. Rosemary Elsie Kriesel was born Sept. 7, 1947, in her parents’ home in Anoka County. The daughter of Roy and Irene (Griep) Kriesel, she was baptized as an infant and confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Columbia Heights. On Nov. 25, 1972, Rosemary Kriesel was united in marriage to Dennis Schuette at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township, McLeod County. They resided in Brownton and shared 31 years of marriage before Mr. Schuette died on Sept. 7, 2003. Mrs. Schuette was a loving homemaker and mother. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township. She volunteered each year for the Relay For Life. Mrs. Schuette enjoyed cross stitch and playing bingo. She loved to read, especially James Patterson novels. She also enjoyed camping, playing cards, especially Farkle, going to Chinese buffets and eating eggrolls, and listening to country music. She was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings and loved to watch the games. She was affectionately known as “Big Red,” “Toots” and “Mama Sita.” Mrs. Schuette cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and brothers and sisters. Survivors include her children, Jody (Duane) Niichel of Granville, Iowa, Bill (Cassie) Peterson of Lester Prairie, Janice (Chris) Petz of Hamburg, and Tim (Tanya) Schuette of Mayer; grandchildren, Nick, Nathan, Derek, Haley, Meagan, Rileigh, Sophia, Frank, Josephine, Kayla and Kody; great-grandson, Kayden; siblings, Kenneth (Maria) Kriesel of Motley, Richard (Sharon) Kreisel of Cushing, Harold (Deb) Kriesel of Mankato, LeRoy (Amy) Kriesel of Moundsview, Steve (Emma) Kriesel of Blaine, Nancy (Mario) Tegola of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, Vivian (Doug) Steglich of Cambridge, and Blaine (Carol) Kriesel of Coon Rapids; brother-in-law, Brian (Elaine) Schuette of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, Roy and Irene Kriesel: husband, Dennis Schuette; brother, Emmet Kriesel; and sister, Kathleen Kriesel. Arrangements were by the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Brownton. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.
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Matthew C. Harwell, DCE | Youth & Education Minister Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Glencoe
Placing Prayers
Well, it has been a super busy summer. A conference in San Antonio. My grandfather’s passing. Two mission trips, one to SD and one to CA. Vacation in San Francisco with my wife’s family. Observing my wife, sister-in-law, and father-in-law recording music in a studio in San Jose, CA. Packed in the midst of all the scurrying around was a find. A book that is in the studio where my wife’s family recorded. It’s a book that compiles things people from all over the country have found. Notes, drawings and publicity. Much of it is quite humorous. However, one stood out to me and has not left my mind. A woman in Chicago found a note, in Polish, stuck in the bushes outside a little Polish church in her neighborhood. She found many, many more. The same note. Folded the same way. Tucked in the bushes and church window sills. More than forty in all. Not being able to read Polish, it took her some time to find some who could read and translate the notes. She first found a new immigrant in a park who read the note and began to weep. Soon after, a friend of the woman read the note and told her it was a prayer request from a seemingly young woman, diagnosed with breast cancer, which had already lost one breast and was in danger of losing the other one. It was apparent the writer was quite scared. The finder learned that in Poland it is common for people to leave their prayer requests tucked in nooks and crannies all around churches. The finder continued to gather the notes, but never caught a glimpse of the woman leaving them. She left notes of her own reassuring the woman that she was praying for her. After six months of not finding notes, she wondered what had happened. Crazy story, huh? If it weren’t for my busy summer I might not have ever found this book and this brief story. Regardless, it has caused me to think…a lot. What if our churches here in Glencoe and McLeod County were a place where anyone felt comfortable enough to just leave a prayer request placed in a bush? In Scripture, Paul, inspired by the Spirit, writes to the church at Thessalonica. The final portion of the letter urges the Christians there to pray continually or without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17). Though the concept might not ever catch on in Glencoe, I regularly pray that all Christian churches would be in regular prayer for our communities. September 26 marks the annual See You At The Pole event where youth, community members and teachers will gather at the flag pole at GSL High School to pray. I hope to see more youth than last year! Ultimately, let’s strive to be a community where prayer can be “placed” anywhere and we’ll then lift them up! Pray on!
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Plato firm completes U work
Plato Custom Concepts recently completed a large project for the University of Minnesota Centennial Hall in Minneapolis. This is the sixth year that dormitory bathrooms were completely remodeled to include solid surface showers fabricated by Plato Custom Concepts. In celebration of the project’s successful finish, a hog roast celebration was held for over 100 of all the involved tradespeople. Pictured above, from left, are Anna Potter, M.A. Mortenson; Nancy Rudstrom, University of Minnesota; Connie Thompson, University of Minnesota; Tom Pinske, Plato Custom Concepts; and Kevin Swanson, M.A. Mortenson.
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Allina Health to acquire ConnectCare hospice, home health services
Allina Health recently announced its intention to acquire ConnectCare, a non-profit company providing home health care and hospice services to the Glencoe and Hutchinson communities. ConnectCare is a joint venture of Hutchinson Area Health Care and Glencoe Regional Health Services. “As the business of home care and hospice has become more specialized, regulated and complicated, we felt the need to explore resources beyond Hutchinson Area Health Care and Glencoe Regional Health Services to assure these services would continue at a very high level in our communities,” said Steven Mulder, medical doctor, president, Hutchinson Area Health Care. “We explored a number of options, and Allina Health clearly has the resources and focus to build on the great services our staff have provided over the past 15 years.” ConnectCare will become part of the Home & Community Services division of Allina Health, which currently provides home care and hospice services to 28 counties throughout Minnesota. “Home care and hospice services are an increasingly important part of the health care system” said Robert Wieland, medical doctor, executive vice president, Clinic & Community Division. “We are excited to have ConnectCare join Allina Health and look forward to continuing to work closely with Hutchinson Area Health Care and Glencoe Regional Health Services to meet the care needs of those communities.” ConnectCare’s 37 employees will join Allina Health, and its operations will be integrated into Excellian, the Allina Health electronic medical record system. The transaction is expected to be completed by Jan. 1. Allina Health (formerly Allina Hospitals & Clinics) is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services, providing care throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina owns and operates more than 90 clinics, 11 hospitals, and health care services, including home care, hospice and palliative care, oxygen and medical equipment, pharmacies and emergency medical transportation. More about Allina Health and the latest health information can be found online at www.allinahealth.org.
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Central High School, class of 1952
The Central High School class of 1952 held its 60-year reunion Aug. 11 at Dubb’s Grill & Bar in Glencoe. Classmates attending the reunion include, seated, from left to right, Norma (Kroells) Willemsen, Gerald Wischnack, Majel (Harms) Burkowski, Elaine (Bergmann) Sprengeler, Doris (Peterson) Strand, Glenda (Ische) Franck and Marlene (Stender) Doheney. In the center row are Duwayne Schmitz, Earl Wendorf, Joann (Mackenthun) Brinkman, Jean (Bergmann) Harms, Donna (Shubert) Menth, Myra (Bentz) Heuer, Ronald Fritz, Shirley (Platzer) Michaelis and Margaret (Wirtz) Koester. In the back are James Pawelk, Harlan Kroells, Eldert Menth, Franklin Schoenke, Marilyn (Bentz) Mackenthun, Dick Jaas, Carol (Meyer) Smith and Richard Oelfke.
Commission OKs variance, new member
By Rich Glennie Editor In a 12-minute planning and industrial commission meeting Thursday at the City Center, approval was granted to a variance request by Jerry Scharpe and the commissioners selected a new member. Both recommendations will be forwarded for final approval by City Council at its Aug. 20 meeting Scharpe requested the variance for his property at 1519 Hennepin Ave. He plans to install a 30-by-42-foot slab and relocate a garage on that site. But the slab is 1,260 square feet in size, and the ordinance limits the maximum size to 960 square feet. The home of the site is a duplex, Scharpe lives in one unit and rents the other. As a duplex, the ordinance requires 2-1/2 stalls per unit, according to City Administrator Mark Larson. But this property is considered “existing” and is grandfathered in as one stall per unit, Larson added. The only other agenda item was a recommendation to appoint a new commission member to replace Robert Senst, who resigned earlier this year. The only applicant was Wes Olson, former police chief. Both Olson’s appointment and Scharpe’s variance were approved by the Glencoe City Council at its regular meeting Monday evening.
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BEREAN BAPTIST Corner of 16th Street and Hennepin Avenue, Glencoe Johnathon Pixler Interim pastor Call 320-864-6113 Call Jan at 320-864-3387 for women’s Bible study Wed., Aug. 22 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m Fri., Aug. 24 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 9:30 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., Aug. 27 — Men’s Bible study, 6 a.m. Wed., Aug. 29— Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m. CHRIST LUTHERAN 1820 N. Knight Ave., Glencoe Katherine Rood, Pastor 320-864-4549 www.christluth.com E-mail: office@christluth.com Wed., Aug. 22 — Televised worship service on Channel 10, 2 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 23 — Community meal planning meeting, 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 25 — Jessica Robertson bridal shower, 11 a.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 9 a.m. Mon., Aug. 27 — Televised worship service on Channel 10, 3 p.m. Tues., Aug. 28 — Ladies fellowship at Gert & Erma’s, 10 a.m. Wed., Aug. 29 — Televised worship service on Channel 10, 2 p.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Aug. 26 — No church service. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Aug. 22 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; confirmation candidate/parent/sponsor meeting at St. Pius X for all parishes, 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 23 — Mass at GRHSLTC, 10:30 a.m.; area pastoral council, Holy Family, 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 24 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; no Spanish Mass. Sat., Aug. 25 — Reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Hispanic religious education (RE) registration; Mass at Seneca, 4:30 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m Mon., Aug. 27 — No Mass; teacher workshop day; Catholic United Financial Council meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 28 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; teacher workshop. Wed., Aug. 29 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; teacher workshop; Holy Trinity in Winsted open house. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., Pastor E-mail: congoucc@gmail.com Wed., Aug. 22 — Trustees meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 9:15 a.m.; deacons meeting. Tues., Aug. 28 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m. FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 925 13th St. E., Glencoe Daniel Welch, Senior Pastor Ronald L. Mathison, Associate Pastor 320-864-5522 www.firstglencoe.org E-mail: firstev.lcms@juno.com Wed., Aug. 22 — Common Cup school supply distribution, First Lutheran School gym, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; worship with communion, 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 23 — Common Cup school supply distribution, gym, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.; K-8 registration day in the Fellowship Center, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. and 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; technology committee, 6:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 25 — Lentsch/Peterson wedding, 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 8 a.m.; fellowship, 9 a.m.; KDUZ radio broadcast, 9:30 a.m.; worship with communion, 10:30 a.m.; fish boil dinner, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 27 — 4-year-old preschool registration and open house, 6:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 28 — O.T. Overview, 9:30 a.m.; Common Cup diaper distribution, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 3-year-old preschool registration and open house, 6:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 29 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 1407 Cedar Ave. N., Glencoe Rev. James F. Gomez, Pastor Matthew Harwell, Director of Christian Education E-mail: office@gslcglencoe.org Wed., Aug. 22 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 24 — First Bible rewind party, 5:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 25 — Church clean-up day, 9 a.m.; ninth-grade confirmation retreat, 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m.; “Valley of Dry Bones” fantasy football draft, 10:30 a.m.; national youth gathering meeting, 5 p.m.; glass mosaic class with Shanda Landes, 6 p.m. Tues., Aug. 28 — Community Strings, 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 29 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m.; deacons, 8 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Thurs., Aug. 23 — Bible study at Grand Meadows, 2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship at Oak Leaf Park, 9:30 a.m.; church potluck picnic, 10:45 a.m.; swimming, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mon., Aug. 27 — Sunday school teachers meeting, 7 p.m. Tues., Aug. 28 — Table Talk, 7 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: contact@gracebrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship with communion, 8:45 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Thurs., Aug. 23 — Preschool volunteer night, 6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m.; Sunday school meeting, 10:15 a.m.; Channel 8 video; register for Sept. 2 communion; Noah’s Ark open house, 4:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 29 — Confirmation meeting, 7 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Stewart Robert Lehner, Pastor Wed., Aug. 22 — WELCA sewing, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 25 — Worship, 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 10 a.m. Tues., Aug. 28 — Pastors’ text study, 10 a.m. Wed., Aug. 29 — Sunday school teachers’ meeting, 7 p.m. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., Aug. 22 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 23 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, pastor Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, pastor 320-587-5104 Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 9:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., Aug. 22 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 10 a.m. Wed., Aug. 29 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com www.christ-4-u.org Thurs., Aug. 23 — Glencoe visits. Sun., Aug. 26 — “Time of Grace,” TV Channel 9, 6:30 a.m.; worship with communion, 9 a.m. Tues., Aug. 28 — Newsletter deadline. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Bill Baldwin, Pastor Wed., Aug. 22 — Office open, 9 a.m. Fri., Aug. 24 — Office open, 9 a.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 10 a.m.; fellowship and treats, 11 a.m. Wed., Aug. 29 — Office open, 9 a.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Wed., Aug. 22 — Confirmation meeting, 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 9 a.m.; fellowship after worship; worship committee, 10:20 a.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., Aug. 22 — Prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 25 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship and refreshment time, 9 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-2843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake 320-327-2452 / Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends@embarqmail.com You may be able to reach someone at the church every Tuesday through Friday. Don’t hesitate to come in (use church office door) or call, or e-mail at faithfriends@embarqmail.com. Thurs., Aug. 23 — Pork chop and sweet corn dinner, 6 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 10 a.m.; coffee and fellowship to follow service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Aug. 22 — Mass at Cokato Manor, 10 a.m.; Rosary, 6 p.m.; Mass, 6;30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 23 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; Area Pastoral Council, 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 24 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sat., Aug. 25 — Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Mass, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8 p.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Aug. 26 — No worship. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Wed., Aug. 22 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Sunday school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priesthood, relief society and primary, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 29 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. WATER OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA METODISTA LIBRE Clinica del Alma 727 16th St. E., Glencoe Spanish/bi-lingual services Nestor and Maria German, Pastors E-mail: nestor2maria@hotmail.com Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 2 p.m. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 77 Second Ave. S. Corner C.R. 1 and Second St. S., Lester Prairie David R. Erbel, pastor Thurs., Aug. 23 — Office open, 9 a.m. Sun., Aug. 26 — Worship, 9 a.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. 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The McLeod County Chronicle, Wednesday, August 22, 2012, page 10
‘Animals first’ is guideline for Star Thrower Farm
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer nimals first” is the guideline Deborah and Scott Pikovsky live by when it comes to running their business, Star Thrower Farm. Star Thrower Farm is a 100-acre farm located a few miles south of Silver Lake, on County Road 2, and is home to a few llamas and over 500 Icelandic sheep. “The idea to run a sheep farm came to us after Scott and I were eating French sheep cheese for dinner one evening. We were at a food show in San Francisco, and I just loved the cheese, and I looked at Scott, and I said, ‘we could make this,’” Deborah said. The Pikovskys were living and working in the Twin Cities before purchasing and moving to the farm. “The idea was to keep our corporate jobs and travel back and forth to run the farm,” Deborah said. “Well, after a couple of years, I decided to stay on the farm permanently, and at the end of August, I’ll have been working on the farm full time for three years,” Deborah said. Deborah, originally from Rhode Island, was employed in the food safety industry at G&K Services. “My undergrad is in Japanese language and East Asian history, and I got my MBA (master of business administration) in marketing,” she said. “Scott continues to work on the farm and at his job in the cities. He operates Great Ciao, a high-end food distributor located in Minneapolis,” Deborah said. Great Ciao provides chefs and specialty retailers in Minnesota and around the country with artisan-produced cheese and other “hard-tofind ingredients,” Deborah added. The Pikovskys spent a few years doing research on raising and milking Icelandic sheep before purchasing the farm. “We had vets train us to care for the sheep and we even had nutritionists help us plant the pastures,” Deborah said. The Pikovskys purchased the farm in 2007 from Chuck Jensen and planted permanent grass and legume pastures for their flock of pure Icelandic sheep. They also planted a small orchard of fruit trees and nut
trees, as well as an herb garden that supplies fresh herbs throughout the summer and dried and frozen herbs used in the winter. The farm was a cow-dairy farm, and the Pikovskys converted the land and the facilities before the milking parlor and creamery were opened in 2008. “I know many people thought we were crazy for tilling up great farmland to plant grass seed, but it was for the sheep,” Deborah said. “The farm is large enough to graze the sheep and produce grass and alfalfa hay to feed the sheep in the winter,” Deborah added. “We operate the farm in a sustainable manner. The sheep naturally fertilize the pastures, and the waste water from milking and cheesemaking goes back into the fields. “The hay and the manure from the barns are composted and applied to the fields in the fall,” she added. The Pikovskys implement an “intensive rotational grazing” pattern to feed the sheep, where the sheep are moved from pasture to pasture depending on the growth of the alfalfa. “With alfalfa and hay, the sheep can bloat,” Deborah said. She said all of the sheep are grass fed, not corn fed. “Grass-based diets are natural and best for the sheep. We want to produce wholesome food for people,” she said. Currently, Star Thrower Farm is home to 300 lambs, 150 dairy ewes, 100 yearlings, 12 breeding rams and 10 dry ewes. “The dairy ewes are milked twice a day, and unlike cows, we don’t milk them dry, so they have some milk yet for the lambs. “Lambing usually occurs between mid-April and the first week of May,” Deborah said. Star Thrower Farm currently employs nine milkers, most of who are local students in the area. The farm also is home to three llamas, who act as guardians to protect the sheep. “The llamas are out in the pastures with the sheep all year, and they help keep coyotes and eagles away,” Deborah said. She said the animal population on the farm is very diverse, with white-tailed deer,
wild turkeys, pheasants, raccoons, songbirds, owls, wood duck, rabbits, field mice and squirrels. “Coyotes and eagles are the only predators we need to be concerned with. The llamas, and the extensive high tensile electric fence have allowed us to pasture the sheep 24 hours a day,” she said. “Icelandic sheep are smart. They’re very bright creatures. They are a mountainous type, also, so they love climbing. She said the sheep can be found climbing the hay bales in the summer and snow piles in the winter. She said the sheep on the farm are “triple purpose” animals because they not only provide rich milk for cheeses, but they produce beautiful fleece and delicious meat. “We use the rich milk to make cheese here. We produce six different kinds of cheeses, including ricotta, Camembert-style cheese and Ubriaco, which is Italian for drunken. Ubriaco is an aged tomme and tommes are cheeses soaked in grape must from the production of a local port wine,” she said. Must is a sweetener, freshly pressed fruit juice that contains the skins, seeds and stems of the fruit. “This cheese is called ‘Three Sheeps to the Wind,’” she laughed, “and is produced in limited quantities. “Scott and I also invite local chefs to come and load the sheep they are taking so they get to see their product first,” Deborah said. “We want to help people reconnect with the source of their food.” Icelandic sheep also produce “premium fleece,” and the Pikovskys shear the sheep twice a year and sell the wool as well. Deborah also knits using the wool, and creates many different items, such as hats, scarves, blankets and sweaters, and sells them at farmers markets in the cities. Icelandic sheep are also known for their delicious and mildly-flavored meat, which the Pikovskys also sell to chefs and other interested retailers. “The farm is not about us. It’s about the animals. We want to challenge producers to take care of their animals,” she said. Scott, originally from Edina, met Deborah in 1978. The couple have two daughters, Sasha, 27, and Amy, 25. Amy is a law student and Sasha earned a master’s de-
Chronicle photos by Alyssa Schauer
In 2007, Scott and Deborah Pikovsky (right), purchased Chuck Jensen’s farm a few miles south of Silver Lake on County Road 2 and renovated the 100 acres in order to raise sheep. Named Star Thrower Farm, the business is home to over 500 sheep, and the Pikovskys, with the help of nine workers, milk 150 dairy ewes twice daily. The sheep are kept in the pasture, where they are protected by an electric fence and three guard llamas. Above, Deborah waters Kerwyn, one of the guard llamas, who was trying to cool off in his pool during the hot July weeks.
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In other area elections, three of the four seats up for election on Silver Lake City Council have candidates, but the fourth, currently occupied by Carol Roquette, will require a write-in to fill. Silver Lake City Clerk/Treasurer Kerry Venier said Wednesday that Mayor Bruce Bebo will run unopposed for another two-year term. Council member Pat Fogarty filed for another two-year term, while council member Nolan Johnson has filed again for another four-year term. No one filed for Roquette’s four-year position. City Council incumbents filed for re-election in Brownton, and a council race is developing in Stewart. In Stewart, incumbent mayor Jeff Erkenbrack filed for re-election, with no other filings for the position. Two seats will be voted upon for Stewart City Council members. Incumbent Mike Aydt filed for re-election. New candidates will be Kevin Klucas, Jim Eitel and Ben Schlueter. Incumbent council member Jason Carter did not file. In Brownton, incumbent Mayor Curt Carrigan and incumbent council members Brian Dressel and Norman Schwarze filed. At Plato, incumbent Suzanne Couval Templin filed for another four-year term, but incumbent Donovan Buckentin did not. That council seat will be filled through a write-in candidate, said Geri Scott, city clerktreasurer. At Biscay, all seats are up for election, including the mayor, two two-year council seats, and two four-year seats. Three candidates filed for the two-year seats — Tom Urban, Donavan Dose and Joanne Chrast. There were no filings for the four-year positions or for mayor. For the first time in 26 years, New Auburn will not have Roger Becker as its mayor. He did not file for reelection. Doug Munsch, current council member, filed for the mayor’s two-year position. Four-year council seats held by Munsch and Jim Stark are on the ballot, too. Stark also did not refile. The two candidates who did file for the council positions are Craig Lowden and Rebecca Brockoff.
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