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The McLeod County
Glencoe, Minnesota Vol. 116, No. 34
‘Murder & Mayhem’
Sheriff co-authors booklets detailing county murders from 1800s to 1950s
By Lori Copler Staff Writer cLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann is, of course, interested in law enforcement. He also is a history buff, and the two interests have come together in two booklets he authored — with an abundance of help — for the McLeod County Historical Society. “I’ve always been into history,” said Rehmann, and he started some research into McLeod County’s law enforcement history when he once considered starting a Citizens Academy in the sheriff’s department. “I was hooked,” he said, especially after meeting Mavis and Milton Kottke at the historical society, who helped him with his research. He began reading newspaper accounts of various crimes in the county, and other related items, such as pictures, “just started popping up” and he began to collect them. He is now a member of the historical society board of directors, and was tapped for assistance when director Lori Pickell-Stangel announced this year’s theme, “Murder & Mayhem in McLeod County.” The theme resulted in two booklets spearheaded by Rehmann, “The Midnight Gavel of Judge Lynch,” an account of the murder of Sheriff Joseph Rogers by two transients in 1896, and the subsequent lynching of the two transients by a group of masked men after a grand jury failed to indict them on first-degree
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murder charges; instead, indicting them on lesser second-degree charges. The booklet outlines the events that led to the murder, which occurred when the two got into a physical altercation with a farmer over a dog; to the attempted arrest of the two men which led to guns being drawn and the sheriff being shot; to the manhunt for the two and their subsequent capture; to the trials of the two men; and, finally, the lynch mob breaking into the jail, dragging the two men out and hanging them from a bridge just south of Glencoe. Also included are results of an inquiry into the hangings and the reactions of citizens throughout the county. “The Midnight Gavel of Judge Lynch” also has been made into an audio/visual presentation on DVD, with voice-overs by local volunteers accompanying images from the booklet. The other booklet is “Murder & Mayhem in McLeod County,” which offers accounts of 19 murders that took place in McLeod County between 1881 and 1959. The booklet was written by Scott and Katie Rehmann, and edited by Alyssa Schauer and Brittany Koch. The booklet starts with an account of the first recorded murder in McLeod County, that of James E. Chesley in 1881, who was killed by a longtime friend who leased a farm from Chelsey, in a dispute over grain.
Chronicle photo by Lori Copler
McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann helped compile two booklets for the McLeod County Historical Society outlining the murders that occurred in McLeod County over its history. The first booklet, “The Midnight Gavel of Judge Lynch,” which he worked on with Barb Reiger, outlines the 1896
murder of Sheriff Joseph Rogers. The second booklet, “Murder & Mayhem in McLeod County,” which he wrote with his wife, Katie, with help from Tony Kadlec, Alyssa Schauer and Brittany Koch, details 19 murders that occurred in the county from the 1800s through the 1950s.
At 101, Elda continues to reap blue ribbons
By Rich Glennie Editor hen Elda Huepenbecker was born April 30, 1912, the Titanic had just sunk weeks earlier; and when she first learned the art of crocheting from her mother, she was 12 years old and Warren G. Harding was president of the United States. While those facts have gone into the dust bin of history, Elda is still going strong. In fact, she garnered six more blue ribbons and a purple ribbon at the McLeod County Fair recently for crocheting towels. That goes with the two blue ribbons and reserved champion ribbon she won last year in her first entry into county fair competition. All of the awards came after she had turned 100! How long is she going to continue? “When I get there,” she smiled and said pointing to heaven, “then I’ll quit.” Elda said she has been crocheting for nearly nine decades. She has been a resident at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility for about five years, and lived independently until then. She said the key to longevity is to stay busy and being active. That is where crocheting comes in handy along with her “daily walks.” The daily walks consist of pedaling her wheelchair around with her feet. She deflected an offer of help when going to pose for a photo with her ribbons, which were located in the main lobby of
Proposed courthouse expansion plans topic of Sept. 17 meeting
By Lori Copler Staff Writer A proposed expansion of the McLeod County Courthouse in Glencoe includes 20 new beds in the jail, a new lobby and a secure hallway to one of the courtrooms. Those items — as well as several security improvements — are expected to cost about $7 million. The County Board has invited Wold Architects and Engineers to its Sept. 17 meeting to present the proposed project to the board and to the public. Last week, McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann said the proposed improvements grew out of discussions that began in 2012 “about how to increase security and safety in the courthouse.” Those discussions, by a committee led by Rehmann, “looked at everything from training staff to be able to diffuse angry situations — how to ‘talk down’ someone who is upset, to new policies, how to handle a possible shooting to the use of interactive cameras and weapons detectors,” said Rehmann. But also on the table was how to make the courthouse more physically secure. And from that discussion, two major areas of concern were raised — first, that there are multiple, unsecured entrances to the building and, second, that there is a need for a secure hallway between the jail and one of the upstairs courtrooms. But building that secure hallway would be physically difficult without an addition to the building. A new lobby area, to be located at the southeast parking lot where the Courthouse meets the law enforcement addition, was proposed. That lobby would provide the only entrance to the Courthouse, Rehmann said, and the north doors would be closed as entrances and only used as emergency exits. A secured hallway to the courtroom would run above the lobby. The lobby would be shared by the jail and sheriff’s office, and the design will include metal detectors, said Rehmann. The building expansion will extend into the parking area at the southeast corner of the jail and Courthouse, and there is a proposal to close Ives Avenue so the parking lot across the road can be expanded. “Whether those detectors will be used situationally — for example for a major trial — or all the time is yet to be determined,” he said. Along with the lobby addition will be the addition of 20 beds to the jail, which Rehmann said will eliminate the need to board inmates in other facilities. “It should save us over $100,000 a year (in boarding costs),” Rehmann said. “That part of the project should pay for itself over the next 10 to 15 years.” Also included in proposed jail improvements is more space for nurses and attorneys to meet with inmates, an area in which visitors can visit inmates via video and an improved kitchen. Rehmann said the county hopes to use about $3.8 million from the estate of the late Annamarie Tudhope
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Elda Huepenbecker, who turned 101 in April, captured seven more ribbons, including a purple ribbon, at the McLeod County Fair earlier this month. A resident of the long-term care facility at Glencoe Regional Health Services, Huepenbecker posed with the purple ribbon for her crocheting as well as six blue ribbons for her crocheted towels (on the shelf). Her awards, along with others earned by fellow long-term care residents, are on display at the facility’s main lobby. the long-term care facility. She simply “walked” her wheelchair down the hall from her room at a healthy clip. Elda managed to crochet her county fair entries in a short period of time. She said does the intricate work “to pass the time. I just can’t sit. I’ve got to keep busy.” She said she has been blessed with good health. Her goal is to outlive her father, who was near 102 when he died. “I’ve a got a little ways to go,” she smiled. While many people who crochet need to have a pattern to follow or a book to see, Elda said she looks at a doily and works from memory. She said people are never too old to start new things or keep doing what they enjoy. “You better keep going!” she added to those younger folks.
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Glencoe Sportsmen to meet
The Glencoe Sportsmen Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the VFW Club meeting room.
Theater activities to begin
Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Dr. Seuss and Me,” on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 10 through Sept. 24, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Panther Field House in Glencoe. Kindergarten through second graders will act out their favorite Dr. Seuss stories like “The Cat in the Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham” and share it with family and friends. The participants’ experience will include warm-up games, theatre exercises and movement. For more information and/or cost of registration call Glencoe Community Education at 320-864-2690.
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New licensed staff introduced
New licensed staff at Glencoe-Silver Lake were introduced to the rest of the staff on Monday morning during the annual staff back-to-school breakfast in the high school cafeteria. The new staff members include, from left, Claire Bergman, fifth-grade teacher; Shawn Fettig, high school math teacher; Kori McKibben, third-grade teacher; Bertina Miller, first-grade teacher; Becky Schwartz, first-grade teacher; Alissa Vasek, sixth-grade teacher; Taylor Melius, seventh-grade English teacher; Kirsten Thisius, K-2 physical education teacher with adaptive; Jamie Fredericksen, high school special education teacher; Susan Kubasch, Lakeside special education teacher; Andrea Kuenzel, school nurse; and Liz Tromborg, high school paraprofessional. Missing was Marina Roberts, long-term Early Childhood substitute teacher.
Girl Scout registration set
Girls in grades kindergarten and up are invited to join Girl Scouts in the Glencoe area. There are troops that meet in Glencoe for all age levels. Troops will begin meeting within the next month. Registration night is Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Unhinged! Pizza in Glencoe, in the meeting room. This will be a short, informal time in which you will receive information about Girl Scouts and fill out registration forms. Call Gerri Fitzloff at 320-562-2369 to get further information, or visit www.girlscoutsrv.org and register on the council website.
Early deadlines announced
In observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2, The Chronicle and Silver Lake Leader will have early deadlines for news and advertising for the Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 issues, respectively. The Chronicle and Leader deadlines will be at noon, Friday, Aug. 30. Both offices will be closed on Monday for Labor Day and will reopen at 8 a.m., Tuesday.
Thank You
I would like to thank Pastor Mathison and Welch for their prayers and visits while I was in the hospital the last three months. Also, thanks to the many people who visited, called and prayed for my recovery. Many thanks to all the staff at GRHS for all the good care I received from them. Miracles do happen. ~ Judy Sellnow
GSL Pepfest set for Aug. 28
The annual Glencoe-Silver Lake community pepfest, sponsored by the GSL Panther Booster Club, will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the parking lot of the Glencoe Event Center. A program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Food vendors also will be there.
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Legion Post 95 meets Sept. 5
The September meeting of Glencoe American Legion Post 95 will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the basement of Glencoe VFW Post 5102. All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served.
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Business leadership is topic
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a new four-part series of classes, “Learn to Lead Team Building,” under Ridgewater College. The classes will be held at the Glencoe City Center from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4. There is a fee for the series. Register by calling 800722-1151, extension 8692.
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St. Paul’s church picnic set
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart will host its annual church picnic on Sunday, Sept. 8. An outdoor worship service begins at 10 a.m. with a picnic and fellowship to follow. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m.
Grace sets fall festival Sept. 8
Grace Lutheran Church will host its annual fall festival Sunday, Sept. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the church located at 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton. The fall festival includes a dinner of smoked pork chops, hot dogs, scalloped potatoes, corn, glazed carrots, dinner rolls, an assortment of desserts, milk and coffee. There is a charge for the dinner. Also included is a basket raffle of a variety of items, and a “country store” of crafts and baked goods. Supplement funding has been applied for from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
VFW Auxiliary meets Sept. 9
The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary to Post 5102 will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at the Glencoe VFW Club.
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Wee Friends orientation set
Wee Friends Preschool orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the First Congregational Church, 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe. New students orientation is 7 p.m.; returning students at 7:15 p.m.
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Farmers market now open
Glencoe’s Farmers Market is open weekly on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is offering a variety of fresh garden produce, honey, jams, pickles and an assortment of other homemade goods. The market is located on 11th Street in downtown Glencoe across from the Glencoe City Center.
English showmanship
Breil Steen of Plato, a member of the McLeod County 4-H Riders, showed her horse in the English showmanship category, sixth through eighth grades, at the 4-H horse show at the McLeod County Fair Friday morning.
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Glencoe seniors to meet
The Glencoe Senior Citizens group will meet Thursday, Aug. 29, at 12:30 p.m., at the senior room in the Glencoe City Center. The group will play 500 and Sheephead, and all area senior citizens are invited to attend.
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to fund a good share of the project. Tudhope, who was the publisher of the Glencoe Enterprise, left the bulk of her estate to the county with the stipulation that it only be used to build a new jail. McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge has told the County Board in the past that it would need to petition the probate court as to whether proposed uses of the money will be in keeping with the intent of Tudhope’s will. The remainder of the project, Rehmann said, could be paid through either reserve funds or bonding. The project will be brought up at the County Board’s Sept. 17 meeting, and Rehmann said the County Board will likely vote on it in October. If the project is approved, work will likely begin next spring, Rehmann added. Although the most expensive of proposed security projects, the courthouse project is not the only one undertaken by the county, Rehmann said. Security improvements have already been made to the Health and Human Services building on Ford Avenue, and now the North Complex is under evaluation.
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New board members sought
The McLeod County Chapter of Thrivent Financial is seeking board members for 2014. These volunteer positions require minimal time commitment, anywhere from six to 15 hours per month depending on the role. Each position serves for a one-year term. Meetings are held the second Monday evening of each month at rotating locations in the county. Thrivent members interested in making a difference in the community should contact Cindy Eggersgluess at 320-238-2148 or cindye@hutchtel.net 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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Transit, other officials gather to discuss ways to cooperate
By Lori Copler Staff Writer A large group of city, county and public transit officials from several counties came together in Hutchinson Friday morning to talk about how different transit systems can cooperate — and possibly consolidate — to provide better service to riders. Beverly Herfindahl of District 8 of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), said the talk of making public transit systems more efficient started in 2011 when, because of a large deficit at the state level, “we thought transit could take a 30 percent cut in funding.” The discussion centered around how public transit systems could “still put the same level of service on our streets if we had to cut,” said Herfindahl. “Usually (in cuts), service is the first thing to go, and we didn’t want that to happen.” As it turned out, the 30 percent cut didn’t materialize, but “we had started down the path to improve the efficiencies and effectiveness of our transit system,” Herfindahl said. While there is a perception that the state wants to reduce the number of transit systems to 10 to 15 from the current 53 systems, consolidation isn’t necessarily the goal, Herfindahl said. “We would like to see fewer contracts,” Herfindahl acknowledged, “because we could give more detailed oversight of contracts instead of running around as much as we’re doing,” but the overall goal is to provide better service at, hopefully, the same or lower cost. MnDOT provides some funding for public transit systems and oversees them. “We don’t specifically see consolidation for everyone,” Herfindahl said, but some smaller systems may see the benefit of joining with a larger one, especially as employees retire or move on to other jobs. And MnDOT will have some “transitional funding” to help with re-lettering buses, new logo designs and new contracts with personnel if there are systems that want to merge. But late in the meeting, Gary Ludwig director of Trailblazer Transit, which seves McLeod and Sibley counties, said that there was still “an elephant in the room” regarding consolidation. Ludwig said that Tom Gottfried of the MnDOT state office of transit, had specifically told Trailblazer officials that MnDOT’s goal is to reduce the number of transit systems to 15. “That came straight from St. Paul,” said Ludwig. But Herfindahl insisted that was not the case, and offered to get something in writing to address the concern. Herfindahl also said that changes are not expected overnight. “This is going to take a long and concentrated effort,” said Herfindahl. Herfindahl said that cooperation between transit systems could be something as simple as sharing routes, administration or compliance personnel (such as drug and alcohol compliance officers), or as complex as an eventual consolidation of systems. Jim Swanson, a Sibley County commissioner, said that part of the problem is that each system has a defined “service area” which, in the case of county systems, includes the county and one mile beyond the county borders. He described each system as an independent “silo” that doesn’t cross lines with other systems. MnDOT provides funding based on rides within the service area. Rides that extend past the borders of the service area aren’t subject to MnDOT funding. “Yes, we want to get rid of the silos,” agreed Herfindahl, “because we realize that is not how people live.” Herfindahl said people are not constrained in movement by county or municipal lines. Rachel Schneiderman of Heartland Express in Renville County, said that some transit systems are already cooperating with neighboring transit systems. “We’re already doing some of that; it’s just that now MnDOT is saying its OK,” said Schneiderman. Participants threw out some ideas ways to share services: • The possibility of having transit systems in joint powers agreements in which each partner takes on specialized tasks, such as training, dispatching, maintenance or procurement, but each “partner” retains its independent status. • Shared, dedicated routes along major transportation corridors, such as Highways 12, 7, 212 and 19, with each system “feeding” into the route. • Opening borders of the transit systems to improve efficiency by sharing services with other systems. Schneiderman suggested that the discussion now move to the transit director level to come up with some ideas. “We’re the ones who know where we’re not doing our best, and where we need help,” said Schneiderman. Herfindahl agreed, but encouraged communication with city, county and other officials because they are the decision makers, she said.
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Airport fly-in
The Glencoe Chapter 92 of the Experimental Aircraft Association held its annual corn-brat feed and fly-in Saturday at Vernon Perschau Memorial Field. Vintage aircraft, above, along with a helicopter, other modern fixed-wing planes and ultralights were on display. The other highlight was the food. Jason Graupmann of Waconia, below, and sons, Adam, 3, and Austin, 5, enjoyed the sweet corn and hot dogs.
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Police Report
Glencoe Police stopped a vehicle at 10th Street and Ford Avenue at 12:27 a.m., Monday, Aug. 19, and found the driver had a suspended license. The driver also was arrested for having a third driving after suspension violation within a three-month period. A bicycle was found Monday afternoon near a house on Hennepin Avenue. At 12:07 a.m., Tuesday, police arrested a man and charged him with first-degree driving while intoxicated and driving after cancellation. The incident occurred on 10th Street. A woman was taken by ambulnace from her Greeley Avenue residence after feeling weak and sick for a week. The call came in at 10:58 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20. Police were called to a 16th Street West residence at 9:41 p.m., Tuesday, over a male and female arguing. The female wanted the man removed from the house. Instead, the female was arrested on a warrant. On Thursday, at 1:48 a.m., police assisted at a medical emergency at Grand Meadows. A woman complained of chest pains and bleeding after a fall. She was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Police responded to a domestic disturbance call at 3:11 p.m., Thursday, at a Ninth Street residence. Police spoke to a man at 4:36 p.m. in the 16th Street and Ives Avenue area. The man was putting broken bricks in the alley way. When asked why, the man said he was trying to help the city by stopping sand from washing away. He was advised to contact the city in the future if he had a problem with the alley.
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75 years noted
The Glencoe Light and Power Commission celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Glencoe municipal utility last week by hosting an open house. Above, Light and Power Commission member Roger Hilgers looks over a historical display. At right, Light Plant staff served up over 500 hamburgers to customers. The staff also gave tours of the facility located at 11th Street and Chandler Avenue.
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Enterprise reported that a crop-dusting helicopter collided with some utility power lines in Washington Township, Sibley County, on Aug. 16. According to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred near 331st Street and 170th Street about four miles northeast of Green Isle. David Lee, 29, the pilot, was able to maintain control of the helicopter after the collision and landed in a nearby alfalfa field. He was not injured. Xcel Energy repaired the damaged power lines. The incident is being reviewed by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Time to step back and pause on $1 billion Vikings Stadium ‘deal’
Our view: If it is such a good deal, then Vikings owners need to prove they can pay their share
s anyone else getting antsy over the recent revelations concerning the Wilfs, owners of the Minnesota Vikings, and the $1 billion Vikings stadium project? That the Wilfs have been branded as unreliable in past real estate dealings by a New Jersey judge should be an omen of a red herring to anyone in Minnesota, since Minnesotans could be on the hook for the costs of this professional football “palace” for the rich and mighty. How about we all step back for now and take a new look at this “deal” the Vikings are presenting to the fans and residents ... and taxpayers ... of Minnesota. This may be a “raw deal” Minnesotans are being handed just to keep professional football in this state. We think no deal is better than a raw deal, and hope all our legislators, as well as those dealing in good faith with the Vikings owners on our behalf, pause to scrutinize this contract more closely before signing it. The impending deadline for construction is an arbitrary deadline. It is when the National Football League and the Wilfs want the project to be done. But that is like the tail wagging the dog. It should be
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the other way around. When Minnesotans and their negotiating team are completely satisfied this is a good deal, then, and only then, should contracts be signed and deadlines kick in. If that takes an extra construction year, so be it. At this point, there are too many signs that this is not such a good deal. The Wilfs need to bring to the table absolute proof they can hold up their end of this financial deal. If they are not willing to prove that, Minnesota’s stadium negotiators should back away of this potential boondoggle. In any other instance, due diligence by one development partner concerning the finances of another is warranted, and imperative. But that does not seem to be the case whenever professional sports, and its form of entertainment, are involved. Professional team franchise owners seem to think they are above public scrutiny because they have a product that the public demands. In other words, they are saying, “trust us.” No thanks. — R.G.
A view from the bench:
There is a real cost of alcohol abuse
By Judge Michael Baxter Alcohol, the most widely used drug in Minnesota, grosses the state an estimated $296 million in tax revenue. But there is also a cost to Minnesota taxpayers: The true cost of the abuse of alcohol, including its impact on the judicial system, has consistently resulted in a negative economic effect. This is because alcohol abuse or dependence is not an isolated problem. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 10 percent of Minnesotans meet the criteria for alcohol dependence or abuse. A quantifiable direct result in the court system, as noted in a recent Hennepin County court order, is the more than 40,000 driving-under-theinfluence citations in 2012. In Minnesota, it is no surprise that alcohol abuse leads to death, crime and economic costs across the board. The Minnesota Department of Health estimates that the economic cost of alcohol abuse to the state per year exceeds $5 billion, which is 17 times greater than the estimated revenue generated through the various alcohol taxes. Specifically, alcohol-related costs directly associated with the criminal justice system are estimated at $117 million for 2010. This does not include an estimated $196 million incurred through the lost earnings of victims and those incarcerated. The costs do not end with alcoholrelated driving crimes. Alcohol also is a factor in many violent crimes, including domestic abuse, child neglect and other child-protection matters. In my job as a district court judge for almost five years, I see alcohol abuse issues each and every week. Minnesota is known for harsh sentencing guidelines for DUIs, with second, third or fourth offenses receiving increasing levels of mandatory time in jail and higher mandatory fines. With the fourth conviction in 10 years, and all subsequent convictions, the defendant faces a felony conviction and prison sentence. However, the strict sentences do not seem to be a deterrent since one out of every seven current Minnesota drivers has at least one DUI on his or her record. We know that part of the reason for the large number of DUI arrests is that all law enforcement agencies now strictly enforce the law and work hard to keep impaired drivers off the roads. But, there is still a large segment of the general public that feels drinking and driving isn’t really that bad. Thus, taxpayers are left to pay the increasing costs to the court system. Alcohol’s negative impact is clearly demonstrated by the billions of dollars spent to deal with its abuse. There also is an emotional impact on the victims, family and the many defendants. This “cost” in many cases stays with me even after sentencing. The price is in the tears and agony of the victims who have lost a son or wife or uncle to an accident caused by a drunk driver. It is the price paid by the spouse and children for the physical and emotional abuse inflicted by drunken parents or spouses. I hear the victims’ stories and witness the devastating effect alcohol abuse has on families across the state. The impact of alcohol is not confined to the criminal cases in the justice system. It also can be found in divorces, custody battles, children in need of protective services and other family and juvenile matters. Each and every time I sentence a defendant in an alcohol-related offense to jail or prison, I question whether they will truly receive the help they need to control their abuse of alcohol. There is a 50 percent chance that people sentenced to prison, when released, will commit a new crime and return to prison. The new crime will likely create more cost and new victims. Efforts to address the problems include drug/DUI “specialty” courts, first implemented in the early ’90s. The goal of these courts is to focus on the offender and his or her treatment needs. While not every offender is eligible, those who are receive the time and attention required to address their dependency problems. Specialty courts have been successful and have emerged in every state. However, many drug courts only look at the offender and not the entire family, which has sparked efforts to broaden the goals of the court and allow families to be treated, as well. In addition, treatment programs have been implemented within some county jails and prisons to help address some of the dependency issues. These specialty courts and expanding opportunities for treatment while in jail are a step in the right direction. The costs of these interventions may be viewed as expensive on the front end. However, they work to potentially eliminate the never-ending cycle of addicted persons in and out of the justice system by treating the problem that brought them into the system, and this clearly outweighs the front-end costs. Minnesota courts continue to look for additional ways to treat the underlying issues of alcohol abuse to reduce cost of incarcerations, use tax dollars efficiently and make our roads and homes safer. Judge Michael Baxter serves in Minnesota’s First Judicial District.
Because someone can, doesn’t mean they should
Whenever anyone wades into the gun control/gun rights debate, they are asking for an earful from either side ... or both. There seems to be little middle ground in this tug-of-war over the right to bear arms, as embedded in the U.S. Constitution, versus the right to live fear-free in this great country. Like it or not, we are a nation of guns. We like our firearms, and we intend to keep them. I grew up in a household of guns. We were a family of deer hunters, so guns — hunting rifles in particular — were common place. My brothers and I all received safety training as part of the school curriculum in those days. My family had gun racks in the house; and most pickup trucks in northern Minnesota had gun racks in the back window. So seeing and having guns was a given. No one got all bent out of shape. But no one ever imagined school massacres, business shootings, postal workers going “postal.” It was unfathomable to think people were that ... crazy. So with my background, I am no gun control advocate; but I also think it is insane to allow gun-toting individuals — properly licensed or not— to roam the hallways of the state Capitol. I don’t care what rights they think
Rich Glennie
they have. It simply makes no sense! What are we thinking? Why have we gone to the extreme in this “I have a right and I’m going to use it” mentality? The only legitimate reasons people have guns is to be a deterrent (for protection), to kill (hunt) or to target shoot (sport). With the volatility of heated political debates at the Minnesota Legislature, especially in recent rancorous sessions, what possible good could come from adding firearms to the equation? Where is the common sense in this ideological standoff, or have we tossed that aside in our “I’m better than you” mentally that disguises itself as discourse nowadays? Let’s take a deep breath and think about this for a moment. Just because you can do something legally, doesn’t mean you should.
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For Mexican mood, try enchilada
I have been in a Mexican food kind of mood lately. I have a really good white chicken enchilada recipe that I make often, but have been looking for a new and different recipe and I think I found it. White Chicken Enchiladas 10 soft tortillas 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup sour cream 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilis Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll up in tortillas and place in pan. In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Stir in sour cream and chilis. Do not bring to boil, you don't want curdled sour cream. Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese. Bake 22 minutes and then under high broil for 3 minutes to brown the cheese. Cream Cheese Chicken Enchilada 5 ounces softened cream cheese 1/4 cup light sour cream 10 ounce can enchilada sauce 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
My Turn Now
By Karin Ramige Cornwell 1 cup frozen or canned corn kernels 4 ounce can diced green chilis 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin Salt and pepper 4 scallions, thinly sliced 8 (8-inch) soft tortillas Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and 1/2 of the enchilada sauce. Stir in 1/2 cup of each type of cheese. Add chicken, corn, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper, green chiles, and half of the scallions. Combine well. Spread about half of the remaining enchilada sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Spoon the filling into each tortilla, roll the tortilla up, and place in the baking dish with the seam down. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the filled tortillas and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with the remaining scallions and serve. These were really good. I used corn tortillas because it was what I had on hand. I like the flavor, but they broke apart, which doesn’t change the taste, just the look. The original recipe actually called for whole wheat tortillas which I might try next time or at least regular flour tortillas. At any rate, this recipe will be added to our menu schedule!
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Pick-up hoops game
Nick Schmidt, left, drives on Grayson Maresh, both 14-year-old GSL basketball prospects. The two were in a friendly game of one-on-one this past week at Oak Leaf Park. They were getting in some final summer hoops before the new school year starts on Sept. 3.
Recycling in August successful
The countywide appliance and e-waste cleanup collection project has been successful! During August, the McLeod County Solid Waste Department has conducted cleanup collections in the cities of Winsted, Lester Prairie and Silver Lake and included the townships of Winsted, Bergen and Hale. On Aug. 7, there were 49 residents who participated in the Lester Prairie and Bergen Township collection of: • 62 appliances. • 111 electronics. • Five miscellaneous items. On Aug. 14, there were 48 residents who participated in Winsted and Winsted Township collection of: • 82 appliances. • 191 electronics. On Aug. 21, there were 22 residents that participated in Silver Lake and Hale Township collection of: • 65 appliances.
Solid Waste Notes
By Ed Homan • 65 electronics. • Five miscellaneous items. In August, the McLeod County Solid Waste Department assisted 119 residents and collected the following: • 313 appliances. • 367 electronics. • 10 miscellaneous items. The September city/township cleanup collection schedule is as follow: • Sept. 4 – City of Stewart, Round Grove, and Collins townships. • Sept. 11 – Hassan Valley, Rich Valley and Lynn townships. • Sept 18 – Hutchinson and Acoma townships. • Sept. 25 – City of Brownton, Sumter, and Penn townships. If you missed the collection, have unwanted appliances/e-waste, or simply want more information please contact: McLeod County Solid Waste on Facebook or mcleod.solidwaste@co.mcleo d.mn.us or call 320-484-4300. We take pride in being able to assist the McLeod County residents and greatly appreciate your efforts to recycle your items with McLeod County Solid Waste.
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Hartmann in trouble again over raw milk
GIBBON — The StandardGazette reported that Gibbon area dairy farmer Michael Hartmann is in trouble again after a recent traffic stop in Anoka County revealed he was transporting raw milk for sale. Sibley County prosecutors claim that is a violation of his parole. Hartmann, in 2010, sold raw milk that sickened more than dozen people and resulted in criminal charges. He pleaded guilty of illegally selling raw milk. He faces more criminal charges, the Standard-Gazette reported.
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Stewart City Council begins work on 2014 budget, levy
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The city of Stewart is slated to get about $21,000 more in local government aid (LGA) from the state in 2014, but the City Council is banking on it. At a special meeting Monday night, the City Council indicated that it will continue its practice of not including planned increases in LGA in its revenue column of its budget. In past years, Mayor Jason Peirce explained, the City Council would move any LGA it received into capital expenditure budgets at the end of the year. The city is scheduled to receive $153,701 in LGA in 2014, as compared to $131,959 in 2013. For many years, especially during budget crises, the state of Minnesota either cut — sometimes in mid-year — or held even LGA to cities, leading previous Stewart City Council members to a desire to wean themselves from reliance on the state. In other 2014 budget discussion Monday night, council members indicated that they are loathe to increase property taxes. But Council Member Kevin Klucas pointed out that values of homes in Stewart have dropped about 3 percent, which decreases the tax capacity of the city, and Peirce said the city may need to look at a modest tax increase of 1 to 1-1/2 percent. City Clerk Ronda Huls said she would provide a preliminary budget at the Council’s September meeting showing proposed changes to the budget, and alternate budgets showing possible wage increases. The City Council must adopt its preliminary 2014 budget in September. In other business Monday night, the City Council: • Again discussed the watering of newly seeded grass on the boulevards along the street projects. Klucas and Council Member Jim Eitel will discuss with the construction team whose responsibility it is to water the grass, as well as the possible reseeding of some areas where the grass failed to grow. • Agreed to revise its assessment policy to allow deferments for those with permanent disabilities, and members of the military reserves who may be called to active duty. • Agreed to donate a flagpole the city is no longer using to the Heatwole Threshing Association. • Discussed amending its sanitation ordinance to make landlords of rental properties responsible for garbage collection bills.
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Stewart class of 1977 reunites
The Stewart High School class of 1977 reunited at the home of Guy and Linda Pagenkopf on Lake MinnieBelle in late June. Those attending were, front row, seated, from left, Guy Pagenkopf, Danny Klover and Janice (Schwartz) Rose; and, standing in back, Danny Kalenberg, Sandy (Burns) Mullen, Randy Roepke, Cheryl (Schlueter) Brugman, Randy Wagner, Wendy (Novotny) Wieweck and Kevin Klucas.
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From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
Aug. 29, 1913 O.C. Conrad, Editor On Saturday of last week, William Volkman purchased the furnishings of the Commercial Hotel from Mrs. J.P. Schroeder and took immediate possession. “Billy” and his good wife are experienced hotel people and will doubtless bring the Commercial Hotel up to a standard along with any other along this line of road. Mrs. Schroeder left Saturday afternoon for Braidwood, Ill., her former home. J.J. Greaves of Glencoe, with a crew of five men, is working in this village this week reconstructing the local telephone system. New and larger poles are being set where necessary and the entire exchange will be cabled, which will be more positive and also give the phone company a larger capacity. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wisdorf on Monday of this week. al shots were fired at the Edward Hochsprung farm south of town. The shooting took place about 9 p.m., and the first shots were fired at Harry Thueson, who was working in the garage. Mr. Hochsprung, who was sitting on the porch, turned on the yard lights and two shots were fired at him. The assailant who fired the shots made a clean getaway and left no clue to his identity. Sheriff Belhoffer and Police Chief Martin Braun were notified immediately, but no clues were found. A business deal was consummated last Friday afternoon when the B&A Tavern, which has been operated by Mr. and Mrs. William Vacek, was sold to Mr. H.E. Closz of LeSueur. The heavy wind Friday morning blew over the silo on the Edw. Schuett farm southeast of town. Other damages were done to other small buildings and trees in this vicinity. Lietz Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lietz Sr., all of Brownton, were married at Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Gary Wilson, manager of Brownton Grain & Feed, won the 1963 Dodge car given away at the McLeod County Fair. This Sunday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m., St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township will dedicate its new parish education unit, which consists of a vestibule, 10 classrooms and a full basement.
Sept. 1, at 2 p.m.
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18 Brownton seniors met on Monday
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10 Years Ago
Aug. 27, 2003 Lori Copler, Editor State rep. Dean Urdahl is investigating how Fort Snelling grave markers ended up in a retaining wall in Brownton. The stones in question are ones that were slated for replacement because they were either worn or had mistakes on them. Urdahl said it is Fort Snelling’s responsibility to make sure discarded grave markers were crushed beyond recognition before the material was sold to recyclers. However, these stones still had names and dates on them.
Eighteen Brownton senior citizens met Monday, Aug. 26, at the community center. Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners: 500, Norma Albrecht, first, and Bernetta Alsleben, second; pinochle, Betty Katzenmeyer, first, and Ordella Schmidt, second; and sheephead, Harriett Bergs, first, and Elmer Maass, second. Della Schultz served refreshments. Theola Fors won the door prize. The next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Dady), at 1 p.m. All area senior citizens are welcome.
Advertisement for Bids
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Brownton, McLeod County, Minnesota will receive sealed bids, until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 for demolition of property at 349 Fifth Street North in the City of Brownton to include the complete removal and disposal of all material and debris, backfilling hole with suitable fill, disconnection and capping of water and sewer lines, and removal of foundation. All demolition material must be disposed of in compliance with Federal, State and local standards. Bid forms will be available at the City Clerk’s Office; stop by or call the office at 320328-5318. Bids can be submitted to the Brownton City Clerk at 335 3rd Street So., P.O. Box 238, Brownton, MN 55312-0238. Bids will be publicly opened and presented for consideration by the City Council in the Council Chamber at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities or irregularities and reserves the right to award the bid in the best interest of the City.
50 Years Ago
Aug. 29, 1963 Charles H. Warner, Editor Friday evening, Sandra, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bullert of Brownton, and John
75 Years Ago
Aug. 25, 1938 Percy L. Hakes, Editor Last Thursday evening, sever-
Abundant Table offers free meal on Sept. 4
The Abundant Table community meal is free and open to everyone — families and children, elderly and all seeking fellowship or in need of a helping hand. The community meal will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, (and each first Wednesday of every month) at the Christ Lutheran Church basement fellowship hall, 1820 Knight Ave., Glencoe. Serving will be “Back-toSchool” pork chops, scalloped potatoes, fruit and apple crisp dessert. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for fellowship; the meal is served at 5 p.m. Call Christ Lutheran Church at 320-864-4549. “Remember there is a place for you at our Abundant Table.”
From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
Aug. 29, 1913 A.F. Avery, Editor On Sunday, a change was made in the management of the Golden West Hotel. P.A. Seim retired and is succeeded by H.L. Stanchfield of Minneapolis. Pete Klinkhammer of Boon Lake informs the Tribune that he has lost several hogs to cholera. This disease has become quite prevalent throughout the state and hog owners should watch their herds closely for signs of it. County fair officials discouraged exhibition of swine at the fair because of the disease. phone and light poles went down, resulting in the tangling of wires which put the lighting system on the “blink.” One power short started the fire siren. The poles were replaced the next day. Miss Mabel Skalbeck of Viroqua, Wis., was seriously injured in an automobile-truck crash on Highway 212 at the southeast edge of Stewart about 6 o’clock last Saturday, and her car, a new Studebaker Commander, was totally smashed when it collided with a truck owned by the Hutchinson Bottling Company. Miss Skalbeck was rushed to a Minneapolis hospital when it was discovered here that she was suffering from severe bruises about her body and a smashed knee cap. for the sum of $2,000, on which a highway maintenance shed will constructed.
35 Years Ago
Aug. 31, 1978 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor The Stewart City Council announced Monday that it has hired a California man to be the new police chief to replace Gary Hahn, who resigned effective Aug. 31. The new chief is Ronald J. Liners of Rowland Heights, Calif., who will begin his work here on Oct. 1. He is presently an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, a position he has held for five years. The Stewart Fire Department assisted the Brownton Fire Department with a basement fire at the Hillard Rickheim farm, east of Fernando, on Friday afternoon. The fire was believed to have started with a faulty extension cord, and damaged some of the floor joists above a refrigerator.
Wed., Aug. 28 — Glencoe-Silver Lake community pepfest, sponsored by the GSL Panther Booster Club, Glencoe Event Center parking lot, 6 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 29 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info. Mon., Sept. 2 — LABOR DAY; Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30 p.m.; Brownton Senior Citizens Club, Brownton Community Center, 1 p.m. Tues., Sept. 3 — Narcotics Anonymous, Brownton Community Center, 7 p.m.; Brownton City Council, 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 5 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.
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Aug. 26, 1938 Harry Koeppen, Editor A wind storm which gained the proportions of a small cyclone descended on Stewart last Thursday night shortly before midnight, and did considerable damage to trees and power and telephone lines. A couple of tele-
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Aug. 29, 1963 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor At a recent meeting of the McLeod County Board of Commissioners, Herb Doerr was authorized to purchase two acres of land on the east edge of Stewart
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30 Years Ago
Aug. 31, 1983 Bill Ramige, Editor The starting offensive and defensive lineups for the Glencoe High School football season opener are: offense: tackles, Tory Belgum and Chuck Noll; guards, Kirk Vergin and Jon Lentz or Mark Wendorff; center, Jon Lemke; ends, Wade Matuska and Tim Proehl; quarterback, Corey Hegan; fullback, Scott Weber, Brian Bandemer or Bob Thiesfeldt; tailback, Brent Carver; wingback, Paul Ringo and Mark Hueser. Defense: line, Noll, Vergin, Dan Rolf and Lemke; linebackers, Matuska, Belgum and Hueser; cornerbacks, John Kath and Bandemer; free safety, Ringo; strong safety, Thiesfeldt. Place kicking: kicker, Carver; snapper, Ringo, holder, Kath. Punting, Carver, Vergin or Proehl. The McLeod County Sheriff’s Department received complaints of magazine salespersons using high-pressure sales methods. Residents have stated that the salespersons attempt to push their way into the homes when the residents refused to purchase from them and indicated that they are personal friends of the sheriff’s office personnel. Sheriff Duane Kopesky would like residents to be aware that this statement is untrue. McLeod avenues.
10 Years Ago
Aug. 27, 2003 Rich Glennie, Editor The Glencoe Police Department will be honoring three people with an Outstanding Citizens Award and another officer with the Stork Award at Glencoe’s City Council meeting. The three to receive Outstanding Citizens Awards are Jim Benson, Wyatt Bienfang and Matt Rolf. The Stork Award will be presented to Mark Shoutz. Charter Communications is preparing the cable system in the Glencoe area to offer Charter Pipeline High-Speed Internet Service beginning as early as October. The captains of the 2003 Glencoe-Silver Lake football team are four seniors, defensive end Willie VanDeSteeg, inside linebacker Derek Dittmer, quarterback and safety Nick Johnson and inside linebacker Luke Maresh.
20 Years Ago
Sept. 1, 1993 Rich Glennie, Editor The Glencoe School Board hired Lee Obermiller of Belle Plaine as its new high school principal. Obermiller had been the assistant principal in Chaska and is expected to begin work immediately, although his hiring will not be official until the School Board approves it at its meeting on Sept. 13. The railroad announced on Monday, Aug. 30, that five crossings will be replaced; those are located on Greeley, Hennepin, Chandler, Pryor and Union avenues. In addition, four other crossings will be closed on Knight, DeSoto, Ives and
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Obituary Sophie I. Hasse, 92, of Mayer
Funeral services for Sophie I. Hasse, 92, of Mayer, were held Aug. 28 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer with the Rev. Adam Gless officiating. Mrs. Hasse died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Garden House of St. Mary’s in Winsted. Pallbearers were her children and grandchildren, Kathleen Stuedemann, Kathryn Stender, Cherryl Lynn Krienke, Pamela Warren, David Stuedemann, Marie Torres, Dale Krienke and Paul Krienke. Interment was in the church cemetery. Sophie I. Ristow was born May 18, 1921, in Bergen Township, McLeod County, to Max and Anna (Buechner) Ristow. She was baptized on June 19, 1921, at the Evangelical Church of Lester Prairie by the Rev. H.B. Witzke, and confirmed at the same church on March 25, 1934, by the Rev. E.J. Becker. She attended school through the eighth grade at the Country School (District 5 of McLeod County) and graduated on June 30, 1936. Sophie Ristow was united in marriage to Wilford Hasse on June 25, 1943, by the Rev. H.R. Burkett at the Evangelical Church of Lester Prairie. God blessed their marriage with three daughters, identical twins Kathleen and Kathryn, and Cherryl Lynn. Mrs. Hasse was a housewife as well as a factory worker at Tonka Toys in Mound for 28 years until she retired. She also helped her husband on his dairy farm. She also enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, doing word puzzles and loved spending time with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Earl Stuedemann of Plato, Kathryn and Willard Stender of Norwood Young America and Cherryl Lynn and Daryl Krienke of Lester Prairie; grandchildren, Pamela (Steve) Warren of Wausau, Wis., David (Heidi) Stuedemann of Shakopee, Marie (Jesus) Torres of Austin, Texas, Dale Krienke of Lester Prairie, and Paul Krienke and fiancée, Justine Murphy, of Lakeville; greatgrandchildren Brock Warren and Grant Warren of Wausau, Wis., and Nolan Stuedemann of Shakopee; step-greatgrandchildren, Alexis Peterson and Jordan Peterson of Shakopee; sister-in-law, Luella Ristow of Norwood Young America; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her husband and best friend of 66 years, Wilford Hasse; parents, Max and Anna; brothers, Paul, Ernest, Henry, Edwin, Otto and August Ristow; sisters, Ruth, Elsie, Lillian and Esther; sisters-in-law, Helma Ristow, Iris Ristow and Erna Ristow; and brothers-in-law, John Hoof, Steven Schmidt, and August Zabel. Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. Go to www.john sonfh.com.
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Scouts visit Savannah
Stewart-Brownton Girl Scouts recently returned from a week-long trip to Savannah, Ga. They were accompanied by three girls and one adult from Blue Earth and two girls and two adults from Fairmont. In addition to seeing the birthplace of Juliette Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, they also toured several attractions along the way, including the CNN studio and Coca Cola Attraction in Atlanta, St. Louis Arch, Tybee Island Lighthouse, Tybee Island Marine Science Center, a dolphin tour, swam in the ocean on Tybee Island, ate at the famous Crab Shack on Tybee Island, and toured Old Fort Jackson and shot off a cannon. On the way home, they toured Ruby Falls and Mammouth Cave. The final destination was a tour of Jelly Belly Factory in Wisconsin. Mike and Gerri Fitzloff, Heather Peirce and Jenny Wolverton were area adults who accompanied the girls. Girls who attended include, in front, Emma Peirce holding the mascot, Savannah. First row, from left, Sunita Xiong, Emily Chatfield, Hannah Botzet (Fairmont), Calan Roepke, Julia Hanson (Blue Earth), Malarie Scholtes (Blue Earth), and Lauren Schoenfelder (Blue Earth). Back row, Lauren Schulze, Caitlin Schulze, Jasmine Kron, Kaylee Hable, Rachel Botzet (Fairmont), Brandi Pikal and Laura Taylor, peeking over shoulder.
Son born to Medina family
Juan A. and Maria D. Medina of Lester Prairie announce the birth of their son, Brian, on Aug. 17, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Brian weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. He joins a sister, Evelyn. Grandparents are Ruben and Maria S. Medina of Lester Prairie and Raul Resendiz and Audelia Mejia of Mexico City.
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Beckius — Jerabek
Hannah Lea Hope Beckius of Belle Plaine and Joel David Jerabek of Silver Lake were united in marriage May 25, 2013, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. The Rev. Tony Stubeda and the Rev. Patrick Okonkwo officiated. Parents of the couple are Tom and Sarah Beckius of Belle Plaine and Gary and Joyce Jerabek of Silver Lake. The matron of honor was Abby Chmielewski, and bridesmaids were Missy Duffy, Abby Lundborg, Sara Thomas, Tiffany Gilster, Jenna Ahlbrecht, Rachel O’Brien and Stacy Kramer. The bride’s personal attendants were Andrea Gerres, Jenna Haller, Shannon Leppert, Katie Dietz and Jamie Beckius. The flower girl was Briar Duffy. The best man was Jon Jerabek, and groomsmen were Jason Jerabek, Jake Beckius, Tyler Sonsalla, Matt Roberts, Karl Wawrzyniak, Nick Posusta and Matt Maresh. Ushers were Matt Graf, Josh Schultz and Jes Soller. The ring bearer was Joey Jerabek.
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Reed Dunbar and Ryan Kuester, both of Glencoe, will be attending classes at St. John’s University at Collegeville for the 2013-14 academic school year. Dunbar is the son of William and Marilyn Dunbar, and Kuester is the son of Kevin and Teresa Kuester, all of Glencoe.
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Joel and Hannah Jerabek A reception and dinner were held at the Glencoe City Center. After a wedding trip to Chicago, the couple resides in Glencoe. The bride is a graduate of Belle Plaine High School and Minnesota State UniversityMankato, with a degree in social work and corrections. She is a social worker at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. The groom is a GlencoeSilver Lake High School and Ridgewater College, Willmar, graduate with a degree in marketing. He is self-employed as owner of Perfect Touch Painting.
Say, Fahey announce birth
Jessica Say and Zachariah Fahey of Brownton announce the birth of their son, Liam Martin Fahey, on Aug. 18, 2013, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Liam weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. His older brother is Noah Say. Grandparents are Hope Hirdler of Mayer and Mark and Victoria Fahey of Arlington. Great-grandparents are Jean and Martin Hirdler of Crystal, Rosella Fahey of Belle Plaine and Audrey Cronick of Chanhassen.
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Aaron and Caitlin Stromberg of St. Paul announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Lucille, on Aug. 7, 2013, at The Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis. Addison weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches in length. Grandparents are Joel and Kate Ide of Glencoe and Mike and Cheri Stromberg of Webster, Wis. Great-grandparents are Victor Ide of Glencoe, Gordy Stromberg of Zimmerman, and Bonnie and Bill Plath of Danbury, Wis.
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Mike and Cara Tschida announce the birth of their son, Lukas Michael, on Aug. 25, 2013, at Clovis Community Center Hospital in Clovis, Calif. Lukas weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches in length. His older brother is Ryan, 2. Grandparents are Paul and Lila Tschida of Glencoe, and Loree and Mike Sterling and Dan and Denise Littleton of Visalia, Calif. Great-grandparents are Lloyd and Audrey Lipke of Glencoe. Lukas is the Lipkes’ seventh great-grandson. They also have one great-granddaughter.
GSL FFA receives $2,500 grant from AgStar Fund
The Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA received a $2,500 grant from the AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, through its annual AgStar Agriculture Classroom Equipment Grant Program. Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA is using the grant money to purchase learnpads and keyboards. Bringing this technology into the classroom gives students new and different opportunities to learn. “AgStar recognizes the importance of ag education as we look into the future,” stated John Monson, chairman of AgStar ’s Fund Board of Trustees. “These grants bring opportunities to youth in rural schools that would not otherwise be available. We want students who are interested in the agricultural field to have new and applied opportunities to help them plan their futures, and these grants make that possible.” Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated more than $4 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America. AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its 14,000 stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar ’s Fund for Rural America. Visit www.AgStar. com for more information.
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Lisa Kunkel of St. Paul and Christopher Schwartz of St. Louis Park announce their engagement and marriage on Sept. 20 at Crow River Winery in Hutchinson. Parents of the couple are Bob and Lori Kunkel of Glencoe and Jerry and Cathy Schwartz of Norwood Young America. Kunkel is a 2005 GlencoeSilver Lake graduate and a 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She is a TV news producer for KSTP in St. Paul. Schwartz is a 2005 Mayer Lutheran graduate and a 2009 graduate of the Univer-
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Obituaries Earl Gerhard Ehrke, 85, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Earl Gerhard Ehrke, 85, of Glencoe, were held Thursday, Aug. 22, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe. The Rev. L i n z y Collins Jr. officiated. Mr. Ehrke died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Glencoe R e g i o n a l Earl Ehrke Health Services long-term care facility. The organist was Lon Roach. The soloist was the Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., who sang “Asleep in Jesus,” “My Jesus, I Love Thee” and “Beyond the Sunset.” Special CD music was “Far Side Banks of Jordan.” The congregational hymn was “Just As I Am.” Honorary pallbearers were his great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Brian Landin, Christine Dammann, Daniel Ehrke, Carrie Schrader, Karen Hecksel, Sharon Hecksel and Thomas Ehrke. Interment was in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Rich Valley Township, Silver Lake. Mr. Ehrke was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Lester Prairie, to Frederich Jr. and Ida (Fruetel) Ehrke. He was baptized in the Christian faith as an infant on Jan. 15, 1928, by the Rev. H.B. Witzke at his home, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 17, 1940, by the Rev. Martin L. Seybold at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, now Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie. He helped on the family farm and received his education at District 5 country school in McLeod County. On May 9, 1950, Mr. Ehrke was united in marriage to Gladys Vorlicek by the Rev. Walter Fischer at Czech Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake. The Ehrkes made their home on a farm in Bergen Township until 2012, when Mr. Ehrke became a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Denise, Douglas and Mark. The Ehrkes shared 52 years of marriage before Mrs. Ehrke died on Aug. 26, 2002. Mr. Ehrke was a dairy farmer, plus partial owner of EFG Tilling, worked for Radtke Excavating in Lester Prairie and did clean up at Green Giant in Glencoe. He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Lester Prairie, serving two terms on the church council, on two minister search committees and as the financial chairman for the building committee. In his later years, he was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe, serving on a search committee. He was a member of Western Fraternal in Hutchinson, Farm Bureau and a board member of the Lester Prairie Farmers Elevator in Lester Prairie. Mr. Ehrke raised dairy cattle, hogs and worked the land, providing everything that his family needed to lead an enjoyable life. When the work was done, the Ehrkes often went to a polka dance. Mr. Ehrke enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing, bird watching, gardening, listening to music, playing cards and traveling abroad and in the United States. He loved to play his harmonica, especially at nursing homes, jam sessions and church services. He had a sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes. He cherished the time spent with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchild. Survivors include his children, Denise (Kurt) Landin of Glencoe, Douglas (Suzanne) Ehrke of Glencoe, and Mark Ehrke and Andrew Ruan of Beijing, China; grandchildren, Brian (Jill) Landin of Richfield, Christine (Maurice) Dammann of Lester Prairie, Daniel (Kristal) Ehrke of Glencoe, Carrie (Douglas) Schrader of Glencoe, Karen (Jason) Hecksel of Silver Lake, Sharon (Neil) Hecksel of Lester Prairie, and Thomas (Niki) Ehrke of Clovis, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Henry Landin, Miles Landin, Taylor Kriz, Travis Dammann, Cory Dammann, Lillian Ehrke, Eli Ehrke, Brooke Noeldner, Hunter Noeldner, Chase Noeldner, Tobey Noeldner, Andrea Nelson, William Hecksel, Samuel Hecksel, Benjaman Hecksel and Joshua Hecksel; great-great-grandchild, Domanik Dammann; brother, Clarence (Ramona) Ehrke of Lester Prairie; sister, Doris (Orville) Gatz of Wayzata; brother-in-law and sister-inlaw, Dallas Ehrke of Glencoe, and Evelyn Esping and her husband, Gary, of Woodbury; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his wife, Gladys Ehrke; parents, Fred and Ida Ehrke; in-laws, Art and Blanche Vorlicek; sister, Edna Fenske; brother, Walter Ehrke; sisterin-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Harold Hlavka; and other relatives. Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
Orville Milan J. Nemitz, 87, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Orville Milan John Nemitz, 87, of Glencoe, were held Friday, Aug. 23, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. R o n a l d Mathison officiated. Mr. Nemitz died Tu e s d a y, Aug. 20, 2013, at Ridgeview M e d i c a l Orville Center in Nemitz Waconia. The organist and pianist was Dawn Wolter, and soloist Linda Dahlen sang “Goin’ Home.” Congregational hymns were “Just As I Am” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Military honors were by Glencoe VFW Post 5102. Bugler Tim Proehl played “Taps.” Honorary pallbearers were Stephanie Tallman, Andrea Nord, Laura Watkins, Kelli Dahlman and Michelle Nemitz. Pallbearers were Joseph Tallman, Nathan Nemitz, Marshall Christensen, Larry Neuhaus, David Dahlen and Darvin Neuhaus. Interment was in First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe. Mr. Nemitz was born June 29, 1926, in Hutchinson, to Paul and Alma (Schlueter) Nemitz. He was baptized as an infant on July 18, 1926, by the Rev. Henry Albrecht at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, and was confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 6, 1941, by the Rev. W.J. Schulze at Frieden’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Mr. Nemitz received his education in Hutchinson. As a young man, he helped on farms and worked at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries. He entered active military service in the U.S. Army in October 1944, and served his country in Manila, Philippines, as an Army Tec 5 Corporal. He received an honorable discharge in October 1946. On July 24, 1947, Mr. Nemitz was united in marriage to Lorna Annette Neuhaus by the Rev. Alf Streufert at First Evangelical Lutheran Church parsonage in Glencoe. They made their home in Glencoe, Cokato, Hutchinson, Lake Washington in Darwin and moved back to Glencoe in 1997. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Nancy, Terry, Janey and John. The Nemitzes shared 66 years of marriage. Mr. Nemitz worked at Glencoe Motors in Glencoe for 38 years as a Ford auto and truck mechanic, retiring in 1982. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Mr. Nemitz, a veteran, also was a member of the Glencoe VFW Post 5102 and the Hutchinson D.A.V. Chapter 37. Mr. Nemitz was a sweet and gentle man. He enjoyed fishing, hunting pheasants and deer and watching wildlife. He was a perfectionist and took pride in everything he did. He cherished the time spent with his friends and family, especially teasing the grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Lorna Nemitz of Glencoe; children, Nancy (Jim) Tallman of Big Lake, Terry (Wanda) Nemitz of Shakopee, Janey (Mark) Christensen of Glencoe and John (Kim) Nemitz of Biscay; grandchildren, Joseph Tallman, Stephanie Tallman, Andrea (Jim) Nord, Nathan (Stephanie) Nemitz, Marshall Christensen, Laura (Jon) Watkins, Kelli (Ryan) Dahlman and Michelle Nemitz; great-grandchildren, Emilee Tallman, Caitlin Kling, Jackson Nemitz, Mitchell Nord, Breanna Nord, Micah Watkins, Grace Watkins, Christian Watkins, Eve Watkins, Victor Watkins, Alexis Dahlman and Zachary Damlow; sisters, Ruth Schiro of Norwood Young America and Lorraine Lemke of Hutchinson; sister-in-law, Lorraine Nemitz of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Paul and Alma Nemitz; brothers, Harry Nemitz, Edwin Nemitz and Alfred Nemitz; brothersin-law, Leonard Schiro and Wallace Lemke; sisters-inlaw, Genevieve Nemitz and Betty Nemitz; nephew, Tom Nemitz; and niece, Susan Nemitz. 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.
Oscar ‘Mannie’ Bryant, 73, of Stewart
A private memorial service for Oscar Ray “Mannie” Bryant, 73, of Stewart, will be held at the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Stewart. M r . Bryant died S a t u r d a y, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Birchwood House in Hutchinson. A gathering of family and Oscar Bryant friends will be held today (Wednesday, Aug. 28), from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Stewart. Mr. Bryant was born May 7, 1940, in Bowbells, N.D., to Foster and Leone (Luckman) Bryant. He grew up in Portland, Ore., and attended high school there. Everyone knew Oscar as “Mannie.” He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves, and was honorably discharged in the rank of specialist fourth class on Oct. 31, 1966. On Sept. 14, 1964, Mr. Bryant was united in marriage to Betty Ann Voss in Oregon City, Ore. The couple lived in Portland and Hutchinson, prior to making their home in Stewart. Five children were born to this union. Mr. Bryant was a 20-year employee of Hutchinson Manufacturing. He loved spending time with family and friends, and received great joy by making his grandchildren smile. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting coins, and also going to Cactus Jack’s. He liked watching the Vikings and Twins, and putting puzzles together. Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Bryant of Stewart; son, Terry Stoll of Hector; daughters, Cherri (Jan) Schmidt of Stewart, Candace (Vern) Fisher of Waterville, Dody (Quint) Fransen of Stewart, Janell Bryant of Olivia, and Shelly Hans; 16 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren and one on the way; sisters, Margie Spencer of Beaverton, Ore., Judy Cayo of Oregon City, Ore., and Mary (Tom) Kelsey of Eugene, Ore.; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Foster Bryant and Leone Wallace, and his brother, Mark Bryant. Arrangements were with Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Stewart. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book. Thank You
The family of Richard and Jan Feltmann would like to extend our sincere thanks to family, friends, and neighbors for your prayers, calls, flowers, food, memorials, condolences, and expressions of sympathy during our time of loss. Special thanks to Paul McBride Funeral Chapels of Norwood Young America and Glencoe; Pastor David Winter for your prayers and for presiding over memorial services; organist Rita Luecke; the women of St. John's Lutheran Church for preparing and serving lunch, and all others who provided support through your own individual contributions. Words cannot adequately express our appreciation and gratitude that you expressed through your acts of kindness towards our family during this time. God bless you all. Russ & Sean Feltmann, Fallon Wiseman, Reagan and Mena Feltmann, Gladys Pedersen, and Lorraine Feltmann
Erwin Henry Panning, 84, of Hamburg
Memorial services for Erwin Henry Panning, 84, of Hamburg, were held Friday, Aug. 23, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. The Rev. Donald Andrix officiated. Mr. Panning died Tu e s d a y, Aug. 13, 2013, at Glencoe Regional H e a l t h S e r v i c e s Erwin l o n g - t e r m Panning care facility. The organist was Kathy Oelfke, and special music was by the Emanuel Lutheran Church Men’s Choir, which sang “Muede Bin Ich, Geh Zur Ruh” and “Beautiful Savior.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Military honors were provided by Glencoe American Legion Post 95. Honorary urn bearers were his grandchildren, Barret Panning, Brice Panning, Emma Panning, Cora Panning and Nathan Panning. Urn bearer was his godson, Jason Brinkman. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Panning was born Oct. 13, 1928, in Washington Lake Township, Minn., to Otto and Hilda (Proehl) Panning. He was baptized as an infant on Oct. 21, 1928, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 29, 1942, both by the Rev. H.J. Bouman at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. He received his education in Hamburg and Glencoe, and was a graduate of the Stevens Seminary class of 1946. Mr. Panning entered active military service in the U.S. Army on Aug. 12, 1952, and served his country during the Korean conflict, stationed in Germany. He received an honorable discharge on Aug. 13, 1954. On June 24, 1961, Mr. Panning was united in marriage to Ruth Brinkman by the Rev. A.H. Fellwock at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Pannings made their home on the two family farms in rural Hamburg, moving to the second family farm in 1988. In 1997, they moved into Hamburg, in October 2010 to The Harbor in Norwood Young America, and Mr. Panning moved to Glencoe Regional Health Services longterm care in October 2012. Their marriage was blessed with two sons and one daughter, Randall, Lynn and Christopher. The Pannings shared over 52 years of marriage. Mr. Panning loved the land and animals, so after his Army service, he worked with his dad and eventually took over the family farm. He was a lifelong member at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, where he was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church Men’s Club, Silver Seniors and church choir for 50 years. He willingly shared God’s message as a member of the Lutheran Laymen’s League and his love for music inspired him to sing with the Harmonaires chorus for decades. Mr. Panning enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and his favorite place was Germany. He also was a pilot and loved to fly. He most cherished the time that he spent with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Panning of Norwood Young America; children, Randy (Terri) Panning of Hamburg, Lynn Panning of Mound and Chris (Jennifer) Panning of Hamburg; grandchildren, Barret Panning, Brice Panning, Emma Panning, Cora Panning and Nathan Panning; sister, Lorraine (Clair Hasse) Schroeder of Glencoe; brothers-in-law, Maynard Brinkman of Glencoe, Howard (Donna) Brinkman of Gardendale, Texas, and Orville (Phyllis) Brinkman of Glencoe; sisterin-law, Rosella Brinkman of Glencoe; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Otto and Hilda Panning; brothers-inlaw, Edmund Schroeder and Gerald Brinkman; and sisterin-law, Marion Brinkman. Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
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The family of Earl Ehrke would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who remembered us during his hospitalization and death. A special thank you to Dr. Petersen and staff of Glencoe Regional Health Services for the wonderful care he received and thoughtfulness shown to the family. Special thanks to Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. for his many visits, prayers, songs and comforting words during this difficult time and also being the soloist. Also thank you to Lon Roach for being the organist. Thank you to the staff at Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel for all their assistance and being so thoughtful. We also thank the women and men of First Congregational Church for preparing and serving the lunch. Thank you to all our relatives, neighbors, and friends for your kind words, prayers, thoughts, cards, food, memorials, plants and flowers. Blessed be Earl and his memories as we move forward with our lives. He will forever be in our hearts and minds as we have the hope of meeting him again in heaven. Denise and Kurt Landin & family Douglas and Suzanne Ehrke & family Mark Ehrke & Andrew Ruan *34CLa
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Funeral services for Marlys Tessmer, 84, of Glencoe, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Mrs. Tessmer died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. Visitation will be Friday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the church. Interment will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
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for back to school supplies and sales, I would still know that it is August. The sun is beginning to shine through the great west window in the choir loft almost directly into my face during our Wednesday evening Mass. That only happens twice during the year, one period of time just before spring and one period just before fall. And since there is no snow on the ground it must be August. Last spring’s graduates are preparing to leave home for new adventures in school, and soon they will be off to another stage of their lives. I see their parents beginning to feel the excitement and the worry of sending their sons and daughters off for the first time, and I thought this would be a good time to talk to them about the new freedoms and challenges they will face as they live away from home for the first time. In Luke’s Gospel Jesus reminds us that the richness of life comes not from the things we are able to accumulate nor from the wealth we are not able to count on, but in the richness of faith and the bonds of hope and love we have forged throughout our lives. Life is the opportunity we have of becoming saints, of becoming true children of our loving Father and disciples of Christ. Up until now your parents, brothers and sisters and your faith communities have guided you and called you to build a life rich in faith, full of hope and lived in generous service and love. We now send you off to continue that journey on your own, and while we love you all and trust that you will continue to grow in the richness of faith, we also know that you will be faced with many difficult decisions as you assume more responsibility for your lives. We pray and hope that you will remember that your life finds its deepest meaning in your relationship with the Lord. We hope that you will find joyous communities of faith to celebrate with, and faithful friends who will call you to be what God has called you to be. We hope that in the midst of the excitement of the new life you are beginning and a new level of freedom you will experience you will remember that your faith travels with you and that the Lord is always by your side to guide you. Mostly we pray that in the midst of the many decisions you will have to make that your faith will shine brightly, that your hope will be in knowing that God is always with you, and that the love of God will surround you with joy and protection. This weekly message is contributed by the following concerned citizens and businesses who urge you to attend the church of your choice. To be added to this page, contact us at 320-864-5518.
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www.firstglencoe.org E-mail: office@firstglencoe.org Wed., Aug. 28 — Worship with communion, 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 29 — Supplies dropoff, pictures and book fair, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship with communion, 8 a.m.; fellowship time, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Mon., Sept. 2 — Office closed for Labor Day. Tues., Sept. 3 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; stewardship board, 6:30 p.m.; youth board, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Parent, student confirmation orientation, 7 p.m. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 1407 Cedar Ave. N., Glencoe www.gslcglencoe.org Rev. James F. Gomez, Pastor Matthew Harwell, Director of Christian Education E-mail: office@gslcglencoe.org Wed., Aug. 28 — Last Wednesday worship of summer, 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 30 — Church office closes at 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m. Mon., Sept. 2 — Labor Day, office closed. Tues., Sept. 3 — GSL Ministerial, 10 a.m.; GriefShare, 5:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Deacons, 7 p.m.; education board, 7 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Bible class, 10:20 a.m. Mon., Sept. 2 — Elders meeting, 6:05 p.m.; church board, 6:35 p.m. Tues., Sept. 3 — Table Talk, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Fifth- and sixthgrade catechism, 3:45 p.m.; seventhand eighth-grade catechism, 4:45 p.m.; chimes, 6:30 p.m.; choir, 7:30 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: Pastor@GraceBrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Wed., Aug. 28 — Choir practice, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship with communion, 8:45 a.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Choir practice, 7 p.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship with communion, L.W.M.L. mites, 9 a.m.; Channel 8 worship video. Mon., Sept. 2 — Labor Day; office closed. Wed., Sept. 4 — Classes begin Noah’s Ark Preschool. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Pastor browntoncongregational.org Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship, 9 a.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN 300 Croyden St., Stewart No calendar submitted. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Thurs., Aug. 29 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, Pastor Wed., Aug. 28 — Bible study, 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Bible study, 6 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, Pastor 612-644-0628 (cell) 320-587-5104 (church) E-mail: rlt721@hotmail.com Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship with communion, 9:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, Pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., Aug. 28 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com Thurs., Aug. 29 — Bulletin deadline. Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato www.platochurch.com Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship with communion, 10 a.m. Tues., Sept. 3 — Council meeting. Wed., Sept. 4 — Women’s Guild, 7 p.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Confirmation orientation for seventh graders and famlies, 7 p.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave. S.W., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., Aug. 28 — Prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 31 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship and refreshments, 9 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Confirmation class resumes, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake Carol Chmielewski, Pastor 320-327-2452 / Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends@embarqmail.com You may be able to reach someone at the church every Tuesday through Friday. Don’t hesitate to come in (use church office door) or call, or e-mail at faithfriends@embarqmail.com. Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship, 10 a.m.; fellowship after worship. Wed., Sept. 4 — Presbyterian Women meeting, 1:30 p.m. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Patrick Okonkwo, Associate Pastor Patrick Schumacher, Associate Pastor www.holyfamilysilverlake.org E-mail: office@holyfamilysilverlake.org Wed., Aug. 28 — Mass at Cokato Manor, 10 a.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 29 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m. Fri., Aug. 30 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sat., Aug. 31 — Reconcilation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tues., Sept. 3 — Mass, 8 a.m.; eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.; meet and greet at St. Mary’s in Winsted, 12:30 p.m.; Area Word at Holy Family, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Mass, 5 p.m.; grades one through six religious education parent meeting and first night of classes, 5:30 p.m.; grades seven through 11 religious education parent meeting and first night of classes, 7 p.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship with communion at Peace, 10 a.m. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Wed., Aug. 28 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Sunday school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priesthood, relief society and primary, 11:40 a.m.12:30 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., Sept. 1 — Worship, 2 p.m. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner C.R. 1 and Second St. S. 77 Second Ave. S., Lester Prairie Layton Lemke, Vacancy Pastor Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship, 9 a.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, Pastor 320-395-2125 Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship with communion, 9 a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 10 a.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. S.W., Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, Senior Pastor Adam Krumrie, Worship Pastor Tami Smithee, Student Ministries 320-587-2668 / Fax 320-587-4290 www.shalombaptist.org Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; adult growth groups and Sunday school, 9 a.m.
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Others in the booklet include: • John Boehn, 1897. School children walking to school discovered his body in a creek northwest of Brownton. Originally ruled a suicide, it was discovered five or six years later that Boehn had been murdered when another man made a death-bed confession. • Willie Rahn, 1899. Rahn’s death occurred north of Hutchinson on Halloween of 1899, when some youths’ pranks “mutated from mischief to manslaughter” when one of the boys, Willie Rahn, was shot while tampering with a wagon. • Mrs. Joseph (Frances) Fajmon, 1910. Mrs. Fajmon was shot in the kitchen of her rural Silver Lake home by an intruder intent on robbing the Bohemian couple. Her husband managed to escape by running upstairs and jumping out an upper-story window and then running to a neighbor for help. Through an investigation by local law enforcement and a “Pinkerton” detective, a suspect was ultimately apprehended. • Mrs. Fred Wagner, 1912. Mrs. Wagner was murdered by her husband at their home near Winsted “after a night of heavy drinking in Howard Lake” with their hired hand. The murder occurred the next day as the couple argued. • Clayton Dunham, 1917. Clayton Dunham, of Lakeville, was murdered on a freight train in Glencoe as he was enroute to hunting trip in South Dakota, by “bandits” who jumped the train. • John Gust Larson, 1919. Larson had bought an ElginSix automobile in the Twin Cities, and had agreed to give two uniformed soldiers a ride west on the Yellowstone Trail as Larson returned to his home in McLeod County. About 2-1/2 miles west of Glencoe, just after noon that day, the two men forced Larson to stop on the side of the road, took him out into a cornfield, and killed Larson by hitting him in the head with the engine crank. • Constance Brader, 1921. Old friends were visiting on a Sunday afternoon in a farmyard north of Stewart, arguing about an old debt, when shots rang out. Brader was shot three times. • Frank Micka, 1925. Frank Micka, a pioneer resident of Hutchinson and a tailor, left his daughter’s home in October 1925, intending to go to his farm in Bear Lake and help his hired man, Albert Tupa, build a hog house. He intended to stay two to three weeks, but never returned. When two weeks went by and the daughter had not heard from her father, she contacted a cousin who was a neighboring farmer, who said her father had never arrived at the farm. A search turned up Frank Micka’s body in a ditch near Lake Hook. He had been shot at close range with a shotgun. Nine years later, a suspect was found. • Clare Michaelson, 1934. The 23-year-old Michaelson was working at the Pure Oil Station in Glencoe, when two youths came into the office, left, and returned in an hour and asked for a map. When Michaelson turned to oblige the request, one of the youths pulled out a gun and threatened him. A shot was fired and the two fled. • Lars Rasmussen, 1935. Lars K. Rasmussen had left home early one Sunday morning to tend to one of his cornfields on his farm north of Stewart, but did not return that evening, which wasn’t unusual as he was prone to go to a neighbor or his daughter’s after fieldwork. However, when he wasn’t home by the next morning, his wife and 19-year-old son became concerned. A neighbor, at the request of Rasmussens, went to look for Lars and discovered his body lying in the stubble of a cornfield. Lars had been shot, and his 12gauge shotgun was found about 58 feet away from the body. After an investigation, Ellsworth was arrested for his father’s murder. • William Miller, 1937. In March 1937, William Miller, of Lester Prairie, entered the bar and restaurant owned by Ellisworth Dascher in Lester Prairie, and asked for a loan of money. An argument ensued, during which Dascher leaned over the bar and punched Miller two or more times between the eyes and kicked him before ejecting him from the establishment. Miller died the next day, and Dascher was charged with second-degree manslaughter. • Mrs. Albertina Ahlbrecht, 1942. On a fall morning in 1942 in Glencoe, Police Chief Fred Schade, going about his business, noticed that a vacant garage owned by William Ahlbrecht was ablaze. Having just noticed Ahlbrecht walking near his home, Schade went there and discovered Ahlbrecht sitting on the porch of his house, smoking a pipe. The pipe wasn’t the only thing smoking, the house also was on fire. When inquiries were made about Ahlbrecht’s wife, he replied that she was in the bedroom. When Ahlbrecht was asked why he made no attempt to save her, he replied, “We don’t have to; I killed her.” • Gordon Jones, 1950. Gordon Jones, an attorney with offices in Hutchinson and Brownton, was shot to death in the lobby of his Hutchinson office allegedly by Laura Miller, a lover from Minneapolis, who had come to Hutchinson to confront Jones about her alleged pregnancy. Miller was arraigned on first-degree murder charges. At the trial, Miller testified that her intent was to shoot herself, not Jones, and that the gun went off as the two wrestled over it. The court trial had a surprise outcome, as the charge against Miller was dismissed. • Mrs. Andy Heldt, 1952. On a later summer day in Lester Prairie, Andrew Heldt’s threats against his wife, Lena, exploded into action. Home early from his shift at the Minnesota Valley Canning Company in Winsted, and as his wife was getting ready to leave for her shift, Andy Heldt followed Lena Heldt and her two daughters and granddaughter through the house to the front door with a shotgun. He shot Lena Heldt and the other three escaped through the door, one to an alfalfa field, and the other daughter and baby to the car of Mrs. Alice Zellman, who had arrived to give Mrs. Heldt a ride to work. Heldt later attempted to take his own life, but failed, and later stood trial for his wife’s murder. • Mary Melichar, Sanford Melichar and Rodney Mosel, 1953. Mary Melichar, a widow, lived with two of her sons, Sanford, an invalid, and Arthur, on the small family farm just east of Hutchinson, where the McLeod County Solid Waste Facility is now located. In December 1952, two of Mrs. Melichar’s children petitioned McLeod County Court to have Arthur Melichar committed to a mental health hospital, citing his strange behavior, including an alleged threat to their mother with a pistol. However, the petition, for unknown reasons, was dropped. On Feb. 2, 1953, Arthur Melichar drove to a neighbor’s farm, asking for fuel oil. He grabbed the neighbor around the neck and, agitated, told the neighbor that he had shot his mother. After Arthur left, the neighbor called law enforcement. After Arthur Melichar left the neighbor’s, he parked his car sideways on the road as a roadblock. Rodney Mozel, 16, was driving to school and was the first to encounter the roadblock. He stopped to see if Arthur needed help. Meanwhile, a cattle truck driven by Carl Baumetz also arrived and stopped. At first, Arthur asked Baumetz for help, but then, without warning, raised his gun and started shooting at Baumetz, who was still in the truck. Baumetz was hit by three bullets, but got out of the cab. Arthur Melichar began chasing both Mozel and Baumetz, who started running for another farm. Mozel and Baumetz, both of whom suffered from gunshot wounds, reached the George Benjamin farm. Mozel, whose heart was nicked, died of his wounds. After a tense manhunt which eventually led to the capture of Arthur Melichar, officers went to the Melichar home, where they found Sanford Melichar murdered in his bed, and Mary Melichar “dead and stuffed in the silo.” • Jeannette Moonen, 1959. On June 16, 1959, Winsted Police Officer Leroy Moonen was preparing to patrol the streets. Reportedly, while Moonen was preparing his gun for work, his weapon accidentally discharged, with a bullet piercing the heart of his wife, Jeanette. A coroner’s jury ruled the shooting an accident. However, in 1992, an unidentified person walked into the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office and shared information with Sheriff Duane Kopesky about the case. A new investigation was launched and, in the course of it, Moonen was again interviewed about that fateful night in 1959, and finally confessed. More details about each of these murders, are available in the 64-page booklet available for purchase from the McLeod County Historical Society, as is “The Midnight Gavel of Judge Lynch.”
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Got the beat
At right, Tommy and Maddie Medina, greatgrandchildren of resident Mabel Stockdill, got into the beat of Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers Thursday evening at Grand Meadows’ Music by the Pond summer series. Thiel and his son, Jason, performed before a large crowd in the facility’s dining areas. The event was held indoors after the facility held its annual family picnic. Rather than move everyone outdoors, it was decided to move the Thiels indoors. Chuck Thiel also announced that a fourth generation of Thiels has begun performing when 5-year-old Jacob debuted on the drums during the recent McLeod County Fair.
Corn progresses with warmer temperatures
Source: David Nicolai, Extension educator-crops, U of M Extension Regional Center, Farmington. Cooler and drier-than-normal weather continued in Minnesota during the week ending Aug. 18, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. A quick review of some basic corn physiology and dry conditions as outlined by Dr. Bob Nielsen at Purdue University reveals some interesting facts when applied to current Minnesota conditions. According to the Aug. 18 Minnesota crop report, 76 percent of the corn crop was at or beyond the milk stage, 15 days behind last year. The milk stage occurs about 18 to 22 days after silking, and it can be identified as the stage when kernels are mostly yellow and contain “milky” white fluid. Much of Minnesota has come up short of rainfall so far in August. Thus dry soil conditions and excessive heat can lead to “droughty conditions,” which can impact some corn fields if these conditions continue even if pollination occurred successfully. The younger kernels on an ear are most susceptible to photosynthetic stress and thus are at most risk of kernel abortion with only 27 percent of the crop statewide estimated to have reached the dough stage as of Aug. 18. This is one week behind normal. Kernel moisture content at the milk stage is approximately 80 percent. The thermal time from milk stage to physiological maturity or black layer in corn is approximately 880 growing degree day (GDD) units. A total of 2,600 to 2,700 GDDs are needed for most corn hybrids to complete the growing process from planting to physiological maturity or black layer. For example, corn planted on May 15 at Olivia accumulated 1,558 GDDs as of Aug. 19. While St. Cloud accumulated 1,598 and St. Paul accumulated 1,659 GDDs for the same time period About 24 to 28 days after silking, the kernel’s milky inner fluid is changing to a “doughy” consistency as starch accumulation continues in the endosperm indicating that the corn plant is in the dough or R4 stage of development. The shelled cob is now light red or pink. By dough stage, four embryonic leaves have formed and the kernels have reached about 50 percent of their mature dry weight. Kernel moisture content is approximately 70 percent. Kernel abortion is much less likely to occur once kernels have reached early dough stage, but severe stress can continue to affect eventual yield by reducing kernel weight. The thermal time from dough stage to physiological maturity is approximately 670 GDD units. About 35 to 42 days after silking, all or nearly all of the kernels are denting near their crowns. The fifth (and last) embryonic leaf and lateral seminal roots form just prior to the dent stage. Kernel moisture content at the beginning of the dent stage is approximately 55 percent. A distinct horizontal line appears near the dent end of the kernel and slowly progresses to the tip end of the kernel over the next three weeks or so. This line is called the “milk line” and marks the boundary between the liquid (milky) and solid (starchy) areas of the maturing kernels. The thermal time from full dent (kernel milk line barely visible) to physiological maturity is approximately 350 GDDs; however, one of the consequences of delayed planting, such as occurred, is that thermal time from the dent stage to physiological maturity is shortened. Continued dry weather this September may result in severe stress which can continue to limit kernel dry weight accumulation between the dent stage and physiological maturity, especially for some lighter textured soil corn fields.
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In last week’s Back to School full-page ad, there was a mistake in naming the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board members. Instead of Gary Schreifels, as reported, it should have read Donna VonBerge. VonBerge won the seat in the 2012 elections. VonBerge’s phone number is 238-2315. ***** The McLeod County Chronicle strives for accuracy in its reports. If you find an error, bring it to our attention. Call 864-5518 and ask for Rich Glennie, editor.
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