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GSL football
Panthers post 26-6 win at NLS
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Bi-vocational Baldwin to be honored
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The McLeod County
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By Rich Glennie Editor Meeting in special session at 6:30 a.m., Monday, the GlencoeSilver Lake School Board approved adding a sixth kindergarten teacher in an effort to address the large class sizes at that level. The district opened the school year with 138 kindergarten students, or about 27 or 28 per class in its current five sections. GSL Superintendent Chris Sonju told the School Board on Monday morning, “To be quite honest, we’ve exhausted every option, and there is no good option.” The main issue is space at the Helen Baker Elementary School because there is no room to add another classroom. Some of the options include adding a portable classroom, rearranging rooms to fit in a sixth section of kindergarten or hiring a teacher to help team-teach with the other five kindergarten teachers. Sonju said he plans to survey parents of kindergartners to determine if they support efforts to reduce class sizes and, if necessary, whether they would support moving their child into a sixth section
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Kindergarten space issues pose dilemma
if it is added. Sonju said, regardless, there will be a ripple effect with any change now that the school year has begun. Whatever option is determined, Sonju said he would like to keep the students at Helen Baker Elementary campus, even though there is no space available for a sixth section. His recommendation is for the board to agree to add a sixth kindergarten teacher, and the administration will work out the details on how it will be implemented. “There have been lots of ideas,” Sonju said after meeting with kindergarten staff members. “There have been lots of meetings. This is a bigger problem than just adding another a section.” Other issues include scheduling and how that works with the speciality programs like art, music and even the physical education and lunch programs. Sonju added that something needs to be done, “but we have to
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
GSL Homecoming candidates
The candidates have been selected to vie for the 2012 Homecoming royalty honors. The annual coronation ceremony is set for 8 p.m., Monday, in the high school auditorium. Homecoming candidates are, seated, from left, Joe Fehrenbach, son of Brian and Donna Fehrenbach; Ray Eberhard, son of Robert and Gloria Eberhard; Reed Dunbar, son of Bill and Marilyn Dunbar; Mitch Polzin, son of David and Darlene Polzin; and Kurtis Kunkel, son of Ralph and Jessica Kunkel. In the back are Mercy Rakow, daughter of Tom and Elizabeth Rakow; Brooke Kosek, daughter of Robert and Paige Kosek; Kelly Beneke, daughter of John and Monica Beneke; and Brooke Kaczmarek, daughter of Joseph and Dori Kaczmarek. Clarissa Ober, daughter of Collin and Deanna Ober, at right, was missing. GSL Homecoming runs from Oct. 1-5 with a variety of events each day, wrapping up with the Friday Homecoming football game against the Becker Bulldogs.
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Brownton police chief resigns; options debated
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Brownton City Council accepted the resignation of Police Chief Ron Kelm Jr. at a special meeting Monday night. Kelm’s last day on the job will be Oct. 1. Coming on the heels of the resignation of officer Jake Binnebose in early September, Brownton will virtually be without a full-time police department as of Oct. 1. Mayor Curt Ron Kelm Jr. Carrigan said Ken Bauer, a part-time officer for both Brownton and the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department, has developed a schedule for October using part-time officers on Brownton’s roster, including himself, Binnebose and Larry Warzecha. Kelm’s resignation came in the form of a brief memo, and didn’t indicate why he was resigning, or his future plans. Kelm wasn’t at Monday’s meeting. Council Member Chuck Warner, who also is the city’s police commissioner, made a motion to accept Kelm’s resignation “with thanks for his 5-1/2 years of service.” Warner then outlined three potential avenues the Council could take in providing law enforcement in the future. First, Warner said, the city could hire a full-time police chief or officer and fill in his or her off-duty days with part-timers. Warner indicated that he doesn’t feel Brownton needs two full-time officers. “First, we no longer have a school and all of the activities associated with that,” said Warner. Nor, he added, does Brownton still have the commercial businesses it once did. The second option, Warner said, is to contract with the sheriff’s department under a similar arrangement as what neighboring Stewart has. But Warner pointed out that Brownton once contracted with the sheriff’s department for a full-time sheriff’s deputy to work with the city’s police chief, but then chose to go back to its own two-man department. “I, for one, wasn’t entirely happy with that arrangement,” Warner said of contracting with the sheriff’s department. The third option is to keep a department with two full-time officers, which has been the city’s practice for several years. Carrigan indicated that contracting with the sheriff’s department for 40 hours a week, similar to Stewart’s contract, would cost the city about $90,000 annually. Carrigan said the city’s current police budget is nearly $200,000. But Warner and other council members indicated they would prefer their own officers, particularly for response time for emergencies. “I just don’t think we would have the same protection as with our own cops,” said Warner. Council members Doug Block and Brian Dressel both said they have discussed the issue with neighbors, and sense that the community would prefer Brownton to keep its own depart-
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Polka Fest
Caroline Vogt of Glencoe and her dance partner, Rolland Pistulka of Shakopee, above, enjoyed dancing to the music of Czech Area Concertina Band of New Prague, right, Thursday afternoon at the Glencoe City Center. It was Polka Fest in the grand ballroom, sponsored by the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society and the Glencoe City Center. Later in the afternoon, the Leon Olson band played for the polka dancers. More photos inside.
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Weather
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Temperatures and precipitation compiled by Robert Thurn, Chronicle weather observer.
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Happenings
Glencoe Sportsmen to meet
The Glencoe Sportsmen Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, at the VFW Club meeting room.
Wee Friends ‘tip night’ Oct. 1
Wee Friends Creative Preschool will hold a ‘tip night’ at Pizza Ranch from 4 p.m. to closing on Monday, Oct. 1.
Grace Bible salad luncheon
The women of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake invite area ladies to its annual fall salad luncheon at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29. The event is free and includes a variety of salads, special music and a guest speaker. Grace Bible Church is located in Silver Lake at 300 Cleveland St., next to the city water tower. Reservations are not required, but appreciated for planning purposes. For more information, contact the church office at 320327-2352, or Jan at 320-327-2729.
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
Kingery family
The multi-talented Kingery family of the Atwater area performed an outdoor concert in the parking lot of First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon, despite a cool wind and temperatures. Above are five of the Kingery sisters, Elizabeth and Rachel on guitars, Michelle on the mandolin, Anna on the banjo and Rebekah on the bass. At right, three more Kingery children sang. They were David, Joshua and Abigail. The Mike and Chris Kingery family performed the two-hour gospel-bluegrass concert to raise funds and donations for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf. Cindy Eggersgluess, a First Lutheran public relations team member, said the concert raised 294 pounds of food, $1,135 in donations and refreshment sales by the church youth group and $714 in a Thrivent Financial “Care in Communities” program supplemental match. All the Kingery children played a variety of instruments as well as sang.
Outdoor movie night Sept. 29
At 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, the “Blind Side” will be shown as part of a free outdoor movie night at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Refreshments will be served beginning at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair, blankets and friends. A free-will offering will be accepted.
Women’s Club to meet Oct. 3
The Brownton Women’s Club will meet at 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Brownton Community Center. The members will be making a fall craft. New members are always welcome.
Salad luncheon set Sept. 28
The LWML of First Lutheran Church in Glencoe will host a salad luncheon on Friday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A variety of salads, desserts and beverages will be available in the church Fellowship Center. The public is cordially invited.
County bloodmobiles coming
Two American Red Cross blood drives are scheduled in McLeod County for October. The first is Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Silver Lake American Legion, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The other is at Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St., Hutchinson, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from noon to 6 p.m.
Legion Sunday brunch Oct. 7
The Glencoe American Legion Post 95’s annual Sunday brunch is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Glencoe City Center. The menu includes pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. Proceeds support veterans, scholarships at Glencoe-Silver Lake and other community projects. For tickets, call Al Gruenhagen at 320-510-1294; Don Gruenhagen at 320-8643623 or Jim Benson at 320-310-8522.
Brownton police chief
Continued from page 1 ment, rather than contract with the sheriff’s department. The City Council voted to begin advertising for a fulltime officer or police chief, with a goal of getting someone on board close to the first of the new year. In the meantime, the city will continue to use part-time help and, Block suggested, see if the county would be willing to supply help on a short-term basis. The intent now, Carrigan said, is to hire one full-time officer and then fill in, as Warner suggested, with parttime officers. “We can evaluate that as we go along and, if the Council feels it’s needed, hire a second full-time cop,” said Carrigan. The other item on the special meeting agenda was the city’s payloader. The City Council heard at its Sept. 4 meeting that the transmission on the payloader is in need of repair, and the repair bill could run $26,000 to $29,000. A couple of City Council members, maintenance personnel and the clerk have met with dealers to consider lease-to-own options for a new payloader which, depending on a final contract, could cost the city about $25,000 annually for lease payments on a five-year lease. The city could then purchase the equipment for a miminal amount, such as $1. Maintenance Supervisor Mark Streich said he also has looked at used payloaders, but they are at a premium and have pushed the price up. The City Council voted to continue pursuing a lease-toown or purchase of a new payloader, and authorized Streich and two Council members to look at and test drive payloaders. The Council intends to take up the issue again at its Oct. 2 meeting.
‘Performing on Broadway’ program Oct. 4-25
Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Performing on Broadway” Just For The Fun Of It! on Thursdays, Oct. 4 through Oct. 25, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Panther Field House in Glencoe. Fourth through sixth graders will learn the music, drama and dance of the Broadway musical. For more information and or cost of registration, call Glencoe Community Education at 320-864-2690.
Church to honor its pastor
A special service honoring the 20th anniversary of the Rev. Bill Baldwin’s ordination at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Plato will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30. Both congregations that Pastor Bill serves will be there for a joint service at 10 a.m. A pork chop dinner and open house in the church's basement will follow the service. Call St. Paul’s UCC at 320-238-2206 to reserve a spot at the dinner, or join in later for the open house between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
We’re getting the flu shot.
—Ann from Glencoe
Fall barbecue at Hamburg
The LWML Fall Barbecue at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hamburg, is scheduled for Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu consists of barbecues or hot dog, potato salad, baked beans, chips, pickles, dessert and beverage. Takeouts available.
After-Prom meeting Oct. 7
The Glencoe-Silver Lake After-Prom Party committee will meet at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, in the McLeod County North Complex meeting room. Use the south entrance.
Glencoe Seniors meetings set
The Glencoe Senior Citizens Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 27, at 12:30 p.m., in the senior room at the Glencoe City Center. Sheephead and 500 will be played at both meetings. All area seniors are welcome to attend. The seniors also are looking for canasta and pinochle players, and are open to suggestions for other board and card games. The club also will meet at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Plato Lions sponsor dinner
The Plato Lions will host a pork chop dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, at Plato Hall. Besides pork chops, the menu includes cheesy hash browns, green beans, applesauce, cookie, coffee and milk.
Anyone can benefit from getting a flu shot, even healthy adults. Not only will you be less likely to get sick, but you’ll prevent others from catching the flu from you.
Upcoming flu vaccination dates:
Stewart Clinic 300 Bowman St. Wed., Oct. 3 3 pm – 7 pm Lester Prairie Clinic 1024 Central Ave. Wed., Oct. 10 3 pm – 7 pm Glencoe Clinic 1805 Hennepin Ave. N. Thurs., Oct. 11 8 am – 7 pm Mon., Oct. 29 1 pm – 7 pm Appointments are required. To schedule call 320-864-7816 or toll-free 1-800-869-3116. For more scheduling options visit www.grhsonline.org/flu or call 320-864-7972. Flu shots are covered under most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B.
Fall Harvest dinner Oct. 7
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Gaylord, will host its Fall Harvest Windsor pork chop dinner, country store and Usborne books fund raiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Gaylord American Legion Club. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Take-outs also are available. 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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Planning commission gives blessing, but only on 2-1 vote
By Rich Glennie Editor The Glencoe Planning and Industrial Commission met last Thursday and swore in its newest member, Wes Olson. Olson replaces Robert Senst, who resigned earlier this summer. The only other item on the agenda was a variance request by Jason and Alicia Zehnder to build a garage on their property on Vernon Lane in Glenview Woods. The variance is for a 26by-26-foot garage that juts too far into the sideyard setback, which by ordinance is five feet. The request is for a three-foot variance from the ordinance requirement. Because the lot is oddshaped, Alicia Zehnder said only a portion of the garage comes within 2.2 feet of the property line, including the one-foot overhang on the garage. But she said the adjacent lot is a double lot and the home on that property is far from the property line. The vote to approve the variance was 2-1 with commission chairman Dewey Klaustermeier not voting and commissioner Brian Schlagel absent. Casting the dissenting vote was commissioner Ron Knop, who was concerned about the lack of room on that side of the property if the garage is built as designed. Klaustermeier also expressed concerns that the adjacent property was not contacted. That property is in foreclosure and owned by Wells Fargo Bank. The bank was notified of the Zehnders’ plans, but the city has received no reply, City Administrator Mark Larson said. Olson said in his experience dealing with banks and foreclosures, “they (banks) don’t care. You will not get any answers from anyone.” He said the only concern of the bank is financial. “They want to sell (the property).” Council member Greg Copas, City Council’s liaison to the planning commission, said his concern was that the property will sell, and the new owner may have some concerns about building the garage so close to the property line. But Olson said there is a tree line and wooded area around the Zehnder property and a large space between the Zehnders and the adjacent home. Alicia Zehnder said their lot “is a weird-shaped lot next to a weird-shaped lot.” Olson agreed. “All the properties out there (in Glenview Woods) are unique.” Larson added Glenview Woods was built before being annexed into the city. Olson and commissioner Lynn Exsted voted to approve the variance, and the recommendation will be forwarded to Glencoe City Council for its Oct. 1 meeting.
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
They still got it!
Long-time dancers from around the region came to the Glencoe City Center last Thursday afternoon to show they still got what it takes on the grand ballroom dance floor. Above, Angie and Ray Rannow of Eden Prairie waltzed around the floor, while at right Teddy and Al Klobe of Glencoe took a spin to a polka. Angie Rannow is a Glencoe graduate and Ray Rannow is a Hutchinson graduate. Despite that rivalry, they married in 1952 and celebrated their 60-year anniversary this year. The Polka Fest was sponsored by the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society and the Glencoe City Center.
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Trailblazer Joint Powers Board considers proposed ’13 budget
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board had a look at the preliminary 2013 budget Thursday morning, but with a caution from Director Gary Ludwig — it could change based on the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) own budget. “Trailblazer will finalize its budget after MnDOT establishes its funding levels,” said Ludwig. MnDOT provides funding of up to 80 percent for two of Trailblazer’s programs. Trailblazer offers another service on its own, which is totally locally funded, called “SMART Ride,” which Ludwig said provides service outside the MnDOT-funded service area (McLeod and Sibley counties and one-mile beyond their borders), as well as rides outside of normal operating hours. The SMART program uses volunteer drivers and staffed vans. An example of a SMART ride, Ludwig said, would be to take a resident to a Twin Cities hospital, or for Saturday or Sunday service. For 2013, Trailblazer will ask for $2 million for its MnDOT-support programs, which comprises the majority of Trailblazer’s service. At an 80 percent funding level, MnDOT would provide $1.6 million toward those programs, if MnDOT approves the requested amount. In 2012, MnDOT provided Trailblazer with $1.2 million in funding. Ludwig said the proposed amount will include the re-establishment of a route between Winsted and Buffalo that provides service for clients of the Adult Training and Habilitation Center (ATHC), which takes disabled residents to and from work. In the past, the route has been locally funded, without MnDOT assistance, and was taken off Trailblazer’s service plan earlier this year when ATHC elected to provide its own transportation. The Trailblazer Board is hoping that if the route gets some funding from MnDOT, it will be able to offer the service to ATHC at a lower cost. In total, with both MnDOTsupported and local programs, Trailblazer is proposing a 2013 budget of $2.52 million in expenditures. The 2012 budget was $2.21 million. Ludwig said the 2013 budget also includes a 3 percent salary and benefits increase for employees, and funding for two new positions, currently unfilled — an assistant director at a salary (including benefits) of $67,500; and an executive assistant at a salary, again with benefits, of $53,500. MnDOT has suggested that Trailblazer add administrative staff to assist Ludwig. Ludwig said MnDOT should make a decision on funding levels by mid-November, so Trailblazer can then adjust its 2013 proposed budget in November or December. In other business Thursday, the Joint Powers Board: • Agreed to buy a “wholehouse” dehumidifying system for the storage room at a cost of about $2,940. Ludwig said that when the new Trailblazer facility was designed, in order to stay within budget, the office storage area was moved into the bus bay. However, Ludwig said, the high humidity in the bus bay wasn’t taken into account when the storage area was moved into the bay. “We wash buses in there, ice melts — there is very high humidity in there,” said Ludwig. Ludwig said Trailblazer tried putting a couple of standard dehumidifiers in the area, but with little impact. In order to make sure the paper records are preserved, it was recommended that a better dehumidifying system be installed. • Agreed to install a plumbed eyewash station in the bus bay at the request of the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT), which provides insurance for the property. Ludwig said that while the eyewash station isn’t required by the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it was strongly suggested by MCIT. Currently, Ludwig said, Trailblazer uses no chemicals, but MCIT is concerned that some day chemicals could be stored and used at the facility. McLeod County Commissioner Kermit Terlinden pointed out that even with light vehicle maintenance, battery acid could be a concern. Sheldon Nies, also a McLeod County commissioner, said Trailblazer should install the station. “It’s for the safety of our employees,” Nies said. The cost of the station is estimated at $1,500. • Heard that MnDOT had arranged a meeting with Trailblazer, Meeker County Public Transit and the River Rider transit system, which serves Sherburne and Wright counties, to discuss ways the three transit systems might be able to cooperate in providing services to residents. The meeting is set for Sept. 26 in Litchfield. Trailblazer will be represented by Ludwig, Terlinden, who is the Board’s vice chair, and Sibley County Commissioner Bill Pinske, who is the chair of the Trailblazer Joint Powers Board. • Set its next meeting for Thursday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m.
The Sibley County Prairie Line Trail Committee has openings available on its board. Interest in trails and policy making, a willingness to attend evening meetings and a 2 hour commitment every three months required. To become a member of the committee or for more information call Tim or Sue at 507-2374100 or e-mail Sue at bentz002@umn.edu.
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Glencoe VFW Post 5102 Membership Drive
Have you served in the military? Did you serve in an overseas conflict?
Would you like to be a part of a service organization that caters to Veteran’s needs, community and youth? To find out if you are eligible for membership in the VFW, contact James Peters 507-479-0389, Ron Knop 320-510-0287 or stop at the Post home at 923 Chandler Ave. Glencoe, MN.
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Varsity Strings - New Program Offering
Hutchinson Middle School Choir Room Sundays 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuition: $65 per semester Instructed by Becky Bruns Instruments needed: Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses Introductory Level: This is for string students who can read comfortably at the Suzuki Book 1, 2 or beginning Book 3 level.
Gruenhagen sends letter over rating error
State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, sent a letter last week to Minnesota’s Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius asking her to fix the mistakes that affected the latest Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) for Glencoe-Silver Lake schools. “It seems really ridiculous to me that the Department of Education admitted it made a mistake but won’t go back and fix it,” Gruenhagen said. “It’s the Department’s job to get this right, and they failed. I can’t think of one good reason why they insist on punishing the school, which is completely innocent.” At the Sept. 11 GSL School Board meeting, it was learned the Minnesota Department of Education knew of the errant MMR data that gave the district a lower rating than it deserved and refused to correct the error. In his letter, sent Sept. 14, Gruenhagen expressed to Cassellius his “dissatisfaction with the performance of your agency” and chastised them for being unwilling to resolve their error. “It’s not like we’re asking them to turn the world upside down,” Gruenhagen added. “Just fix your mistake so the school can get a fair rating.”
Rehearsals start Sept. 30 For information: Contact Sherri Brigden at 320-2965704 or sherri_l_brigden@ yahoo.com. Or visit us at www.crayo.org
County parks close Oct. 1
The McLeod County parks will be officially closed for the season on Monday, Oct 1. Gates will be closed, but anyone wanting to hike or walk through the area parks is welcome. The following parks will be closed: Buffalo Creek Park (Glencoe), Swan Lake Park (Silver Lake), William May Park (Winsted), Stahl's Lake Park (Hutchinson), Lake Marion Regional Park (Brownton), and Piepenburg Regional Park (Hutchinson). The tentative opening of the parks in the spring will be May 1.
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This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council through appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
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Will passage of amendments address the state’s real issues?
Our view: The general election is about the economy not divisive constitutional amendments
ill passing the marriage amendment, or the voter ID amendment for that matter, improve the economy, create more jobs or get more people back to work in Minnesota? Will passing either of these amendments make the state’s budget balance? Will it improve our roads, bridges and highways? Will it make our schools better and our children better educated? If the answer is no, perhaps you should seriously consider rejecting both of these amendments this fall. The Nov. 6 general election is about the economy; it is about the future of our state’s finances, its educational system and funding and its infrastructure needs. It is not, nor should it be, about a rancorous social issue in which there is no absolute right or wrong, only divisiveness. Nor is it about one party’s concept that there is rampant voter fraud in Minnesota, a claim yet to be proven. So when you go to the polls this year, keep the economy in mind. What, or who, will best get us up
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and moving again? Vote for those who have plans to move the state’s economy forward, not those who want to inflame the passions these amendments generate. A look at both amendments indicates the ultimate aim is to be exclusive, not inclusive. The aims are to make things more difficult, not more workable, for Minnesotans. If the aim of the Founding Fathers was to craft a Constitution that protects the minority from the rule of the majority, do either of these amendments to the Minnesota Constitution accomplish that? No. There are solid arguments for and against the marriage and voter ID amendments. All sides can justify their stands in their own minds. But you need to ask yourself, will you be better off two years from now if these amendments pass? Instead, you should ask yourself, will you be better off two years from now by electing legislators who will concentrate on fixing the economy first? — R.G.
Some consequences for twisting our tail
Teddy Roosevelt said: “Speak softly, but carry a big stick.” Ronald Reagan sent bombers over Libya to let them know that if they killed Americans, there were consequences. From our days on the school playgrounds, we knew the best way to deal with a bully was to hit him in the belly — hard —and that got his attention. In 1938, Britain and France attempted to give in to the Nazis and Socialists. They sought “peace in our time,” but instead ended up in the greatest war of all time. We may well be at that point in time when the United States of America has to let the rest of the world know we’ve had enough. Our current administration attempted to walk the second mile, turn the other cheek and look the other way while terrorists burned our flag, raided our embassies and killed our diplomats. For quite a few years, through numerous administrations, the United States has attempted to buy friends with John Q. Taxpayer’s dollars. It hasn’t worked. If being Mr. Nice Guy doesn’t do the trick, maybe we’ll have to say, “OK, you don’t like us. You resent too impressed with the “American Firsters.” We couldn’t put our heads under a blanket and let the world go by. Leadership was needed, leadership which would employ those Christian teachings we gained from our parents, our churches and, yes, even from public school teachers of that day. World War II went badly until the United States of America entered the battle. This nation’s natural resources, manpower and industrial complex turned the tide. The time is here when we have to show the rest of the world that it’s not nice to twist Uncle Sam’s tail. There are consequences to killing Americans. We don’t like people burning our flag. Once again, peace through strength is needed. Once again, “Don’t tread on me” could very well be our motto. If these clowns want to dance, they better be prepared to pay the fiddler! Chuck Warner, former owner/publisher of the Brownton Bulletin from 1953 to 1986, is a current member of the Brownton City Council.
City Council has spoken; no on-street parking this winter
Our view: Beware vehicle owners: More restrictive winter parking rules kick in Nov. 1
lencoe City Council has spoken, and as of Nov. 1 there will be no on-street parking in the community between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. until April 1. And there will be no onstreet parking on city streets during snow removal until the streets are cleared curb-to-curb, even if that comes after 6 a.m. You have been warned. No excuses. City Council gave its third and final reading to the “snowbird” ordinance amendment last week, but on a 3-2 vote. So not all were in agreement on this cantankerous issue. To many of us who have adequate driveways and garages, this is a nobrainer. We have little empathy for those who complain they have nowhere to park. Tough, does not affect me. That is your problem.
Chuck Warner
all the aid and money we’ve given you. We’re going to pack our bags, take our money and go home!” There are a good many people in the United States of America who can use some of the funds we’ve been spending around the world attempting to help others. Let’s use it on our own citizens. There are lots of places to pour this money: roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, research finding cures for deadly diseases, research to turn natural resources into energy, so we are no longer dependent on countries who don’t like us in the first place. Maybe we can eventually pay off the national debt and then cut taxes. Growing up in the 1930s, I wasn’t
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But most of us homeowners were renters at one time in our lives. We need to look back and remember how difficult at times it was finding off-street parking, especially during the winter and during snowplowing events. The city states those without adequate off-street parking can work with the police department to find a solution. But you have to take the initiative and contact the police department. So in about a month, be prepared to get your vehicles off the street, even when there is no snow on the ground and no plowing to be done. If last winter is the norm, perhaps the city can do some practice runs with its street sweeper in November to test compliance with this all-important city requirement. — R.G.
Letters to Editor Vote for Byberg when considering pro-life issue
To the Editor: Noting the silence of Collin Peterson on his support for abortion in America, Craig Bishop, Congressional District 7 chairman, issued the following statement: When considering the pro-life issue in the November election, please vote for Lee Byberg instead of U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, DMinn., for the following reasons. First, consider Rep. Peterson’s support for the ObamaCare legislation of 2010. The National Right to Life letter of March 19, 2010, described the Senate passed bill HR 3590 as a “vote for the most expansive pro-abortion legislation ever to come before the House of Representatives since Roe vs Wade.” As described in the letter, HR3590 was riddled with loopholes, allowing for abortions through community health centers, direct appropriations for abortions, federally administrated abortion plans, and written authority to HHS to provide for abortions. Mr. Peterson’s response to this bill was to vote against it, but after it was passed he publicly stated that he did not want to change it because it had already become law. In fact, on Jan. 19, 2011, Peterson voted against H.R. 2, to repeal the ObamaCare health care law and on April 14, 2011, he voted against blocking funding for ObamaCare. If Mr. Peterson was sincerely committed to the pro-life cause he would publicly speak against ObamaCare and actively work to repeal it. He can’t have it both ways. We believe Mr. Peterson is playing both sides to support his political career as a congressman. Additionally, Mr. Peterson continually endorses and votes for radically, pro-abortion leadership in the House, such as Nancy Pelosi. These actions are an impediment to the pro-life movement for the simple reason that these leaders then block every pro-life bill that is proposed. How can he support leadership that promotes abortion when he claims to be pro-life? Please vote for Lee Byberg on Nov. 6. He has a heartfelt conviction that life begins at conception and will be an unwavering vote for life, from conception to natural death. Craig Bishop Hutchinson Craig Bishop is currently a member of the Conservative Liberty Panel and chairman of the 7th Congressional District Republicans. He resides in Hutchinson and is employed at Cash Wise Foods.
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ith the general election only weeks away, The Chronicle would like to remind letter writers about its election-year policy, which kicks in during these final weeks of the political campaign season. Those wishing to express their views on the election should do so soon. Letters should be 500 words or less, and be concise and to the point. No form letters to the editor will be accepted. Letters must be original. The Oct. 24 issue of The Chronicle will be the last chance to raise
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Rev. Baldwin is the ‘bi-vocational man’
UCC minister also has radio background
Editor’s note: This article was written by the Rev. Richard Mark, a church minister who served UCC congregations. By the Rev. Richard Mark is friends say that the Rev. William Joseph Baldwin has a “church halo” in one hand and a “radio microphone” in the other. He is a man of many talents and has been bivocational all his life. Baldwin is the pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (UCC), Plato, and Prairie Community Church (UCC) in Lester Prairie. He is also a radio announcer at KDUZ, 1260-AM Radio, Hutchinson. He hosts “Everyday Inspiration,” a 30minute program of music, spirit and inspiration at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. On Sunday, Sept. 30, during the 10 a.m. worship service at St. Paul’s UCC in Plato, the two UCC congregations will celebrate Baldwin’s 20th anniversary of his ministry ordination. At 11:30 a.m., there is a celebration luncheon in the Plato church. The community is welcome to attend Sunday worship and lunch. Baldwin grew up in White Bear Lake and got interested in radio and TV classes during his senior year in high school. He attended Northwestern College in Roseville and earned an associate degree in radio broadcasting (1981). During college, he helped start the student radio station, WVOE (which is the “Voice of the Eagles”). While attending the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Baldwin landed his first big, radio job at WMIN as a radio announcer. He also did some radio sales work. During this time, he gained a bachelor of arts degree in speech communications at the University of Minnesota (1983). Then Baldwin moved to Mason City, Iowa, to become the assistant station manager and program director at KCMR Radio. He also served as the station’s volunteer coordinator. Two things happened while Baldwin was in Mason City. First, he married his wife, Cathy, who is a public school teacher. Two children are part of the Baldwin family: Nick has a 1985 birth date and Abbie was born in 1991. Second, Baldwin became active in church life and felt a call to church ministry. He started taking seminary classes at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton. He completed his theological studies and graduated with a master of divinity degree in June 1992. Baldwin was ordained into the Christian ministry on
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do it in the best interest of the kids. Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing.” Board member Jamie Alsleben agreed. In 2005, the GSL School Board set a recommended kindergarten class size at a minimum of 20 per class. “We may need to revisit those numbers,” Alsleben said, “if 20 is the trigger point. Space is an issue, and that’s the monkey wrench in everything.” Board member Jason Lindeman said the district has had high kindergarten numbers for several years, and last year the classes were in the 23- to 24-student range. Sonju said those numbers were made to work last year, “but now we’re at 28 to 29 per class, and that’s the cause for this discussion. Again it works, but it’s not the ideal,” he added. Alsleben, an elementary teacher in Eden Prairie, said he hated to see a disruption to the kindergarten program because “part of the (kindergarten) program is early intervention” especially in reading and math. He said kindergartners do not have the independence of older students. When a teacher is tied up with one student, the others do not have the same ability to “self work,” Alsleben said. He stressed the need for lower class sizes in the early elementary level. “We need to invest upfront” to save costs later in remedial programs. Board Chairman Clark Christianson questioned the benefits of going from 28 per class to 23 with an additional section. “Maybe we need to add two sections,” he said to get down to 20 per class if that is the ideal. “It’s not the number of students,” Alsleben said, “but the needs that come with those numbers (of students). I realize every one of those 138 students has needs; how best do we meet those needs? I feel that is with a sixth section (of kindergartners).” “No one here will disagree, but how do we do it? Christianson asked. Sonju said in the big picture, the twice-failed building bond referendum addressed the space issues not only at Helen Baker, but at the high school as well. “Talk about the building project needs to be put on the burner again,” Sonju said. “That is our answer to a permanent solution (to space needs).” Asked if migrant students account to the increased kindergarten enrollment, Sonju said, “only a couple of kids according to the staff.” “What happens if we have 138 next year?” Lindeman asked. Board member Kevin Kuester said if next year’s kindergarten class is as big, the district needs to have something in place to address it. “That’s where the portable (classroom) option may be part of the solution,” Sonju said, but that could take months to complete, “and it’s a major undertaking to do.” He said a portable classroom may be a better solution next year, not this school year. “If we do it (portable) now, we’d shift (students) in December.” “The portable is a very ugly Band Aid,” Lindeman added. Board member Anne Twiss said the space issue needs to get the public’s attention. “We need a long-term solution.” But Board member Gary Schreifels said unless there is a grassroots push for the building project, “it will not happen.” He suggested moving the Early Childhood Family Education program from Helen Baker to some other location. Sonju said the ECFE program is well established at Helen Baker, and a move “will ultimately affect a lot of young families.” But he said that is an option. “Whatever option, how do we minimize the ripple effect?” The survey will help with input from parents, Sonju said. Whatever option is recommended, “It’ll take some time to get things worked out. Every option basically is starting over with scheduling. It is not as easy as just having a classroom,” Sonju said. In voting to add another kindergarten teacher, Kuester abstained from the vote because his wife, Teresa, is a kindergarten teacher. “I want your blessing, Sonju said just before the vote. “I’d like to give you a recommendation now, but I can’t. There is still a lot of work to be done, yet.” In another matter, the School Board: • Approved an overnight trip for four GSL students and guidance counselor Sue Magnuson to travel to a youth summit in the Twin Cities on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. The event involves the first-ever Suicide Prevention Youth Summit and public service ad design contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health. Involved in the trip are GSL students Shelby Rolf, Shannon Twiss, Lindsey Becker and Amanda Schmidt. — Approved adding to the duties of English as a second language teacher Sarah Schoon at a cost of $6,076. The addition was recommended by Paul Sparby, high school principal, after 25 secondary students enrolled in the class. Sonju said the seventh- to 12th-grade students “have a wide range of abilities” with the English language. None of the cost is reimbursable, Sonju added.
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The Rev. Bill Baldwin is bivocational with his regular job as pastor of two UCC parishes — St. Paul’s in Plato and Prairie Community in Lester Prairie — and his part-time job as a radio announcer for KDUZ Radio. Aug. 2, 1992, at Mason City’s First Congregational UCC, the childhood church home of the famous Meredith Willson. After ordination, Baldwin was called to serve two United Church of Christ congregations in Stratford and Marshfield, Wis. He was the pastor of both UCC churches for four years. The family moved to St. Louis Park, where Baldwin became the youth and family minister at Edina Morningside United Church of Christ in Edina. Then in 1998, he served as the interim minister at First Congregational UCC in Glencoe. This was his introduction to McLeod County in central Minnesota. In September 2001, Baldwin was called as the pastor and teacher of Prairie Community UCC in Lester Prairie. St. Paul’s UCC, Plato, was added to his ministry in January 2008. Since that time, he has served as the minister of both congregations. During 2010, Baldwin felt the pull of radio life again. When the community found out that Baldwin was a radio man, KDUZ Radio, 1260AM, Hutchinson, asked him to host a Sunday radio program. “Everyday Inspiration” went on the air at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, June 6, 2010. The informative radio show appeals to many people of different Christian expressions. Music is the backbone of the half-hour program, along with some folksy observations, spiritual inspiration, encouraging thoughts and casual musings. Whether he is in the church pulpit or behind the radio microphone, Baldwin loves to work with local people and offers some every-day inspiration and religious faith. So on Sunday, Sept. 30, the United Church of Christ congregations in Plato and Lester Prairie honor this bi-vocational man. And the radio will be tuned to KDUZ 1260 AM, so that the local crowd can listen to “Everyday Inspiration.” A pork chop dinner is provided by the Plato Lions Club and a free-will offering is appreciated for the food. Call the church at 320-238-2206 or email www.platoucc@gmail.com) for lunch reservations.
5 fire departments battle dairy barn fire
GREEN ISLE — The Arlington Enterprise reported that five fire departments responded to a dairy barn fire at the Steven Klancke farm, about 1-1/2 miles north of Green Isle, on Sept. 14. An electrical malfunction was blamed for the fire that started in a milk house and traveled to a hay loft. Fire departments from Arlington, Hamburg, Norwood Young America and Plato also assisted at the scene. The Green Isle Fire Department was at the scene for about 4-1/2 hours.
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GSL’s Homecoming week begins Monday
Glencoe-Silver Lake Homecoming week is scheduled for Oct. 1-5 and kicks off with the annual coronation ceremony at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, in the high school auditorium. The homecoming queen candidates this year include Clarissa Ober, Mercy Rakow, Brooke Kosek, Kelly Beneke and Brooke Kaczmarek. The king candidates are Joe Fehrenbach, Ray Eberhard, Reed Dunbar, Mitch Polzin and Kurtis Kunkel. A school pep fest in the high school gym is planned for 2:10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, and the annual homecoming parade is set for 5:30 p.m., Friday. The route is along 16th Street from Helen Baker Elementary to the high school. A variety of other events are planned throughout the week with a theme for each day. Sporting events include away tennis, soccer and volleyball events on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Region 5A team tennis at St. John’s University is set for Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3-4. On Thursday, cross country is at Litchfield, soccer hosts Holy Family and volleyball is at home versus Annnandale. The homecoming sports events conclude with the annual football game at 7 p.m., Friday, against Becker. Homecoming events end Friday night with the annual dance.
Richie Lee & Fabulous ’50s set for Oct. 13
The Glencoe-Silver Lake Panther Association is sponsoring “Richie Lee & the Fabulous ’50s” Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center. The event also includes a classic car and Corvette cruise. Richie Lee is billed as a rock-and-roll teen-age sensation, and he will pay tribute to Buddy Holly and all those fabulous ’50s. Tickets are available at Dubbs Grill & Bar and Professional Insurance Providers. Ticket information is available by calling Jerome and Judy Ide at 320-8643287 or go online by contacting hhuttner@glencoe.mn.us. Tickets also are available online at www.glencoemn.org.
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History
From the Brownton Bulletin archives
100 Years Ago
Sept. 27, 1912 O.C. Conrad, Editor Last Sunday forenoon, while Johnnie Brandt, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Brandt, residing near Lake Marion, was hunting prairie chickens, he met with an accident that is causing him a great deal of pain as well as the partial loss of his right hand. In going from one field to another, he had to cross a wire fence and, in doing so, leaned his gun against a post. He then leaned over and grabbed the gun by the barrel and must have caught one of the triggers, discharging one of the barrels with the contents passing through the palm of his right hand. His parents took him to Brownton, where Dr. Maurer and Dr. C.W. Tinker of Stewart amputated the index finger and a small portion of the hand. Last Friday, Sept. 20, the village council opened bids for the construction of an electric light plant, which will provide electrical power to the village. The low bid, $6,000, was received from Fort Wayne Electric Works of St. Paul. The plant is expected to be completed by Dec. 1. Emmanuel’s German Lutheran Church was the scene of an autumn wedding Wednesday forenoon when Miss Martha Bullert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bullert, was united in marriage to Mr. Emil Spiering. The groom has rented the Rennecke farm, five miles south of Brownton, where they will begin their married life. Wednesday evening, Sept. 16, when Miss Florence Mae Hanke, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Hanke of Lake Marion, became the bride of Lloyd Charles Harrington, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harrington of near Stewart. After a wedding trip to the Black Hills, Montana and Wyoming, the couple will make their home on a farm near Stewart. St. Francis Baptist Church was the scene of a beautiful wedding Wednesday, Sept. 16, when Miss Helen Lund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Lund of St. Francis, became the bride of Mr. Percy Duehn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Duehn of this vicinity. After a trip through Colorado and other western states, the couple will make their home in an apartment at the Fred Duehn residence. At 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Miss Elsie Winterfeldt, daughter of Mrs. Emma Winterfeldt of this place, was united in holy matrimony with Mr. Leo John Gorney, son of Mr. John Gorney Sr. of Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. John Gehrke and son, who reside northwest of Brownton, and Otto Hein of this village, were slightly injured last Saturday when an eastbound freight train hit the Gehrke car at the crossing just east of the depot. The train, which was just arriving and going at a low rate of speed, hit the car in the center and pushed it about 150 feet down the tracks but didn’t tip it over. were united in marriage Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Zion Methodist Church in Brownton. William Spiering, 74, of Penn Township, died Saturday evening. He is survived by his children, Lloyd Spiering and family of Brownton and Myrna (Mrs. Gerhard) Podratz.
20 Years Ago
Sept. 23, 1992 Lori Copler, Editor Candidates for McLeod West High School’s first homecoming are Corey Husfeldt, Jessica Brede, Shane McCormick, Jennifer Vacek, Cory Schwartz, Jacob Sanken, Kelly Herrmann and Cindy Hagen. To better serve its customers, Security Bank and Trust in Brownton is planning to add a drive-through lane and expand its building.
Chronicle photo by Lori Copler
Safety improvements set
This railroad crossing, located on Fifth Avenue North, just north of Third Street in Brownton (also McLeod County’s Plum Avenue) is slated for safety improvements in 2013. McLeod County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst said the crossing will get new railroad signals and gates at a cost of about $153,000, 90 percent of which will be federally funded with the other 10 percent coming from state-aid highway funds. The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement between McLeod County, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and TC&W Railroad for the project at its Sept. 18 meeting. Commissioner Sheldon Nies said he has been working on getting the improvements at the crossing since he joined the board nearly 20 years ago.
10 Years Ago
Sept. 25, 2002 Lori Copler, Editor Just before noon on Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Stewart Fire Department was called to assist the Buffalo Lake Fire Department with a fire on a farm site owned by Bob Finnell of Stewart, located southwest of Stewart in Renville County. Stewart Fire Chief Jeff Erkenbrack said Finnell was burning brush when the wind picked up and carried sparks to a granary and other buildings. KDUZ-KARP radio personality John Mons, who resides near Lake Marion, will co-host the Minnesota twins pre-game show Saturday, Sept. 28, starting at 11:55 a.m. Mons was invited by John Gordon, the “radio voice of the Minnesota Twins,” to join him in the broadcast booth at the metrodome.
22 Brownton seniors met Monday afternoon
Twenty-two Brownton senior citizens met Monday at the community center. Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners: 500, Norma Albrecht, first, and Carol Brelje, second; pinochle, Pearl Streu, first, and Ordell Klucas, second; and sheephead, Harriet Bergs, first, and Lowell Brelje, second. Betty Katzenmeyer won the door prize. Ruby Streich served refreshments. The next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. All seniors are welcome.
50 Years Ago
Sept. 27, 1962 Charles H. Warner, Editor Karen Marie Schwarze, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schwarze of Brownton, and Russell Leroy Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Clark of Hutchinson,
75 Years Ago
Sept. 23, 1937 Percy L. Hakes, Editor The Methodist Episcopal Church of Brownton was the scene of a beautiful wedding on
From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
Sept. 27, 1912 A.F. Avery, Editor Stewart has been fortunate in securing one of the first of the free circulating libraries sent out by the state library commission. This library consists of 25 books upon agriculture and 25 books for general reading. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John McGraw of Grafton Monday, Sept. 23. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reimer of Round Grove Saturday, Sept. 21. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Rosenow was baptized Sunday. The name bestowed was Frank William Henry. Voters on Friday evening chose Legion Memorial Park at the east edge of the village as the site of the new school building, with 210 voting in favor of the change to the new site and 38 voting to keep the school at its present location. neapolis. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 24. Candidates for 1977 homecoming royalty at Stewart High School are Carol Kuttner, Calleen Mayer, Naomi Klitzke, Michelle Picha, Brad Woller, Dean Stockmann, Vaughn Andree, Cindy Pagenkopf, Danny Kirchoff and Kevin Maiers.
50 Years Ago
Sept. 27, 1962 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor When the Home Bakery opened for business Monday morning, it was operating from a new location. It is now located in the Isaakson building, having moved its fixtures from the Hakes building Saturday evening. Kathleen Eitel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Eitel, lost the tip of her middle finger, left hand, in the corn cutting line at Green Giant at Glencoe while at work recently.
30 Years Ago
Sept. 30, 1982 Dave Stoltz, Editor Stewart School District voters turned down a proposed operating levy on a 211-93 vote Monday night. If it had passed, the levy would have brought in an additional $25,000 to $26,000 in operating revenue. Superintendent Dick Guevremont said, after results were announced, “Hopefully, this will not affect the quality of our staff.” Guevremont also attributed the vote to a poor economy. “I think the election results came out as they did because times are tough for people and they don’t have the money.” Mascots for the 1982 Stewart High School homecoming are Gwen Kamrath, daughter of the Rev. Duane and Mrs. Kamrath, and Corey Maiers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Maiers. Class attendants are juniors Kaye Richards and Shawn Wacker, sophomores Jeff Streich and Connie Schuft, and freshmen Debbie Zieman and Jerrod Kirchoff.
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Scouts help clean up
The Stewart-Brownton Girl Scouts participated in the ninth-annual Crow River Clean-Up on Saturday, Sept. 15. Participating included, front row from left, Allison Milbrandt, McKenna Hallaway, Zachary Chatfield, Laura Taylor and Jordyn Uecker. Back row, Brandi Pikal, Gerri Fitzloff (troop leader) and Emily Chatfield. Not pictured are Joyce Hallaway and Carla Chatfield. The girls found lots of interesting things in the clean-up. For live animals they saw a turkey, deer, mouse and insects. There were dead deer (found two deer skulls), carp carcasses, clam shells and lots of animal tracks. They cleaned up 12 garbage bags full of items — garbage, lots of glass bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic. They also cleaned up an old bed frame, two tires, a 55-gallon barrel, pvc pipe, arrow, cages and shirts. They enjoyed a free meal after all the hard work at the Stewart Community Center. Troop leaders are Mike and Gerri Fitzloff of Stewart.
New recycling schedule starts Oct. 1
Starting the week of Oct. 1, city residents in McLeod County may see a slight change in curbside recycling. West Central Sanitation of Willmar will be the blue truck rolling down neighborhood streets and servicing all the blue bins at curbside. The cities of Glencoe and Hutchinson will not see a change in pick-up frequency. However, the cities of Brownton, Stewart, Silver Lake, Plato, Biscay, Lester Prairie, and Winsted will see much more change. Effective Oct. 1, all cities mentioned will have weekly curbside pick-up. “So if you were trying hard to keep track of your everyother-week recycling schedule, you won’t have to anymore,” said Sarah Young, solid waste coordinator. “Curbside services for all McLeod County cities will be weekly on your regularly scheduled garbage collection day,” Young added. Each recycling route may be organized a bit differently, she said. “So if you were typically serviced by 9 a.m. on your recycling day, this may change to 2 p.m. Therefore, make sure your blue bin(s) and other recycling receptacles are out at the curb by 7 a.m.,” Young said For customer service questions or comments regarding your recycling program, contact McLeod County Solid Waste at 1-800-335-0575 or e-mail questions to mcleod. solidwaste@co.mcleod.mn. us. You may also contact West Central Sanitation at 1800-246-7630 or by e-mail at cust-service@wcsanitation .com. Or visit their websites for further assistance www. co.mcleod.mn.us/solidwaste or www.wcsanitation.com.
Sept. 24, 1937 Harry Koeppen, Editor The Methodist Episcopal Church in Brownton was the scene of a beautiful wedding last Wednesday evening when Miss Florence Mae, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Hanke of Lake Marion, became the bride of Lloyd Charles, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harrington of Grafton Township. The marriage of Miss Delores Tollefson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Tollefson of this village, and Lester DeChene, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. DeChene of Glencoe, took place Sept. 18 at the parish of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Fire discovered at about 3 o’clock last Thursday afternoon at the Charles Reimer home in Round Grove Township, five miles southeast of Stewart, did damage to an amount of several hundreds of dollars before it was put out by prompt action of neighbors who formed an efficient bucket brigade. Fire departments of both Stewart and Brownton were called out, but the blaze was well under control on their arrival.
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Sept. 29, 1977 Kermit T. Hubin, Editor An estimated 400 people attended the open house at the new Stewart fire station Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Greg Markgraf (Bernadette Kalenberg) announce the birth of a daughter, Angela Marie, on Sept. 7. Tanya Jean, infant daughter of Brian and Deborah Draeger of rural Stewart, passed away Sept. 22 at Children’s Hospital in Min-
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Son born to Kuehn family
Jason and Jodi Kuehn of Howard Lake announce the birth of their son, Bennett Gregory, on Sept. 7, 2012, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Bennett weighed 8 pounds and was 19 inches long. His older brother is Cooper. Grandparents are Greg and Michele Miller of Plato and Dave and Allyson Kuehn of Waconia. Greatgrandparents are Bernice Breyer of Glencoe and Ken and Mary Kuehn of Underwood.
Daughter for Wawrzyniaks
Justin and Brittney Wawrzyniak of Silver Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Macie Lynn, on Sept. 18, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Macie weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Her older brother is Jeremiah. Grandparents are Kyle and Jeanna Wawrzyniak of Silver Lake, Lisa Wawrzyniak of Hutchinson and Myron and Sherrie Kimber of Bertha.
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Glencoe High School, class of 1957
The Glencoe High School graduating class of 1957 held its 55-year reunion Sept. 15 at the Glencoe City Center, the former high school building. A tour of the old high school started the celebration followed by a class photograph and luncheon and gathering at Dubbs. Attending the reunion were, front from left to right, Carol (Trueman) Rausch, Eileen (Engelke) Anderson, Elaine (Brelje) Grack, LaVern (Duenow) Graupman, Janet (Damrow) Herd and Jim Benson. In the second row are Marilyn (Pollmann) Jensen, Deanna (Schuette) Locken, Ardys (Ernst) Tallarico, Betty (Gruenwalt) Mahnke, Elvera (Dahlke) Brelje and Donald Dammann. In the third row are Norine (Ruschmeyer) Roepke and June (Engelmann) Bussler. In the fourth row are Dave Huntington, Jenna Rasmussen, Emmett F. Winter, Wayne Proehl and Jim Larson. In the back row are Cliff Illig, David Fitch, Bill Buss, Jerry Beneke, Ben Shamla, Jim Falkenhagen, Don Ranzau, Marv Bartels, Duane Scharpe and Bonn Clayton.
Knoll, Cohrs announce birth
Courtney Knoll and Duston Cohrs of Gibbon announce the birth of their son, Xavier Martin Cohrs, on Sept. 19, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Xavier weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. His older sister is Bella Cohrs. Grandparents are Tina Knoll of Gaylord, Cliff and Lisa Knoll of Fairfax and Glenn and Kim Cohrs of Glencoe.
Daughter born to couple
Elizabeth Barrington and Dominque Johnson of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, La’Naria Elizabeth Johnson, on Sept. 20, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. La’Naria weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her older siblings are Cortez and Mikah. Grandparents are Sharon Johnson of Minneapolis, Katie Kugler-Lex of Coon Rapids and Roger Barrington of Montgomery.
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GSL FFA Corn Drive for Camp Courage set
The Glencoe-Silver Lake Chapter of the FFA will hold a corn drive for Courage Camps on Sept. 28. GSL FFA reporter Samantha Dahlke said FFA members are excited about participating in this important project. For over 59 years, FFA fund-raising activities have helped sponsor children and adults with physical disabilities so that they can attend camp. All proceeds from the FFA drives are used to support camp needs: camper sponsorships, buildings and equipment, to name a few. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday Sept. 28, members will go out into the surrounding community and ask area farmers and businesses for donations of corn or money to help with the Courage Camps. The corn will be delivered to Ag Systems at the end of the day. If you want to make sure FFA members come to your business, please contact Becky Haddad at 320-8642429. Camping services are just some of the many programs and services offered by Courage Center, a non-profit rehabilitation center in the Twin Cities. For more information about Courage Center programs and services for people with physical disabilities or sensory and neurological impairments, please call 763588-0811 or visit www.Cour ageCenter.org.
Scarecrow-making session set Oct. 5 at Helen Baker
The weather has changed and it really is time to think fall. GSL Early Childhood Family Education is sponsoring Scarecrow Make & Take on Friday, Oct. 5, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m,. in the Helen Baker parking lot adjacent to the ECFE classrooms. Bring your own child- or adult-sized set of clothing and an old bleach bottle or pair of pantyhose for the head. We will supply the innards. The ECFE parent ed/conference room will be open to decorate the scarecrow heads with assorted “good junk.” Families are welcome to bring a glue gun if they have one. There is no fee to attend, but we invite participants to bring cash or non-perishable donations for the McLeod County Food shelf. ***** Parents, have you enrolled your child in the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” reading program? If not, stop in at the Glencoe Public Library or GSL ECFE to get started. The purpose of the program is to encourage parents, grandparents, child-care providers and others to read aloud to children on a regular (daily, if possible) basis from infancy to kindergarten entry. Reading aloud to young children is one of the most effective strategies to having curious, successful kindergarteners. In the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program, children receive a small reward for each 100 books read. GSL ECFE will be sponsoring coupons for free gym nights on Nov. 9 and Dec. 7 in the Helen Baker gym this fall. Be sure to get to 100 books by then for a free gym night!
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Street and fled the scene. The vehicle that was hit sustained damage to the rear passenger side and below the window. No suspect was found. Also on Friday afternoon, police investigated a reported theft from a garage in the 1300 block of Elliott Avenue. A man was stopped for questioning in a burglary at 8:13 p.m., Friday, in the 800 block of 13th Street. The man was cited for no insurance and for possessing drug paraphernalia. A check on his insurance indicated no record of his name or vehicle in the insurance company’s files. Police went to an apartment in the 1100 block of Hennepin Avenue to check on a warrant when they smelled marijuana. A woman turned over the marijuana “from inside her shirt” as well as a glass pipe and rolling papers. A gas drive-off was reported at 11 a.m., Saturday, from Super America. The driver left without paying for $61.51 in gas. A youngster was injured in a fall at the BMX track on Ninth Street at 6:16 p.m. The boy’s fa-
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Obituaries Gerald G. Donnay, 85, of Glencoe
Private memorial services for Gerald Godfrey Donnay, 85, of Glencoe, will be held at a later date with interment at the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Donnay died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. Mr. Donnay was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Glencoe, to Francis and Mayme (Smith) Donnay. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his Catholic faith as a youth. He received his education at a country school and then helped his parents on the farm. On June 18, 1949, Mr. Donnay was united in marriage to Delores Johnson at St. John’s Catholic Church in Excelsior. They made their home on a farm in rural Glencoe, and then in 1969, moved to their home in Glencoe. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Margaret, Gary, Gloria and Philip. The Donnays shared 49 years of marriage before Mrs. Donnay died on June 23, 1998. Mr. Donnay farmed for 40 years and worked at Bongards’ Creameries in manufacturing until 1990, when he retired. He was a member of the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Donnay enjoyed fishing and was a master gardener. He cherished the time spent with his family and friends. Survivors include his children, Margaret Donnay of Willmar, Gary Donnay of Eyota, and Gloria Donnay and her fiancé, Tony Jesme, of Glencoe; grandsons, Joe Donnay of Rochester and Steven Donnay of Omaha, Neb.; great-grandsons, Dominic Donnay and Ethan Donnay; brother, Victor (Mary Lou) Donnay of Glencoe; sisters, Lorraine (Clarence) Seeman of Lester Prairie and Carol (Ronald) Maresh of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Francis and Mayme Donnay; wife, Delores Donnay; son, Philip Donnay; brother, Sylvester Donnay; and sister, Betty Harens. 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.
Klobuchar, Peterson, farm groups urge passage of new Farm Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DMinn., and 7th District U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, DMinn., last week joined the National Farmers Union and the American Farm Bureau at a rally calling on the House of Representatives to swiftly pass a five-year Farm Bill; the current Farm Bill expires on Sept. 30. Klobuchar is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and worked to craft the five-year, 2012 Farm Bill which passed the Senate in June with bipartisan support. Peterson is the ranking member on the House Agriculture Committee, which passed a bipartisan farm bill in July that has yet to receive a vote in the House. “This critical legislation will help preserve and strengthen the farm safety net and includes vital livestock disaster programs to support producers during drought,” Klobuchar said. “It is time for the House to take action and pass this five-year Farm Bill so our farmers and ranchers can have the continuity they need to thrive and succeed.” “I simply can’t understand why the Republican leaders in the House won’t take yes for an answer. House Leaders are choosing to play politics rather than bringing the bipartisan five-year farm bill to the floor before Sept. 30,” Peterson said. “The farm economy is one part of the economy that’s actually doing well and has been solid through the past few SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE LOCAL HOUSES OF WORSHIP , CALL TODAY TO BE A SPONSOR OF OUR tough years due, in part I believe, to the strong 2008 Farm Bill,” Peterson said. “We should not jeopardize one of our nation’s economic bright spots. Everyone — farmers and consumers — needs to call their representatives and urge passage of a five-year farm bill.” “Farmers Union thanks Sen. Klobuchar for her work in ensuring the Senate did its part to get the farm bill passed and Rep. Peterson for his work in the House. It is a critical piece of legislation to Minnesota farmers and consumers,” said Doug Peterson, President of the Minnesota Farmers Union. “We appreciate the work that the Senate and the House Agriculture Committee have done. We need the House to pass a comprehensive, longterm farm bill,” said Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap. “Farmers are faced with decisions that carry serious financial ramifications. We need clear and confident signals from our Members of Congress that they understand our concerns, and we need a farm bill done sooner than later,” Paap added. The 2012 Farm Bill that passed the Senate in June strengthens the crop insurance program and also reauthorizes critical livestock disaster programs such as the Livestock Indemnity Program, which compensates ranchers at a rate of 75 percent of market value for livestock mortality caused by a disaster, and the Emergency Disaster Loan Program, which provides producers with low interest loans when a county has been declared a federal disaster area. The Farm Bill also includes four of Klobuchar’s provisions supporting farmers and ranchers, including provisions to help beginning farmers and ranchers gain better access to the critical crop insurance program as well as land for grazing cattle, as well as a provision requiring a feasibility study for insuring swine producers against catastrophic losses.
Stanley P. Schermann, 83, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Stanley Paul Schermann, 83, of Glencoe, were held Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. The Rev. Tony Stubeda officiated. M r . Schermann died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at his home in Glencoe. The or- Stanley ganist was Schermann Sister Elizabeth Gruenes. The song leader was Shari Templin, and musical selections were “Here I Am, Lord,” “Be Not Afraid,” “I Am the Bread of Life,” “Song of Farewell” and “Amazing Grace.” Military honors were by the Glencoe VFW Post 5102. Palbearers were Dale Quast, Ken Quast, Ron Quast, Warren Weber, Donald Knott and Robert Knott. Interment was in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Winsted. Mr. Schermann was born Sept. 1, 1929, in Victor Township, Wright County, to Albert and Ethel (Buska) Schermann. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in the Catholic faith as a youth. He received his education at a country school. Mr. Schermann entered active military service in the U.S. Army on June 12, 1951, and served his country in the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge on March 11, 1953. Mr. Schermann made his home in the Glencoe area, after being raised in the Winsted and Silver Lake areas. He helped his parents on the family farm. He also held employment at Farmhand, Inc., in Green Isle in the parts department. When he moved into Glencoe, he opened a small engine repair shop. Mr. Schermann was a faithful member of Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. A private man with a positive attitude, Mr. Schermann loved to help others. He loved to talk and socialize. He enjoyed watching television, fixing things and being with his dogs. He cherished the time spent with family, friends and his neighbors. Survivors include his cousins, Robert (Elaine) Knott of Minnetonka, Ken Quast of Excelsior, Donald (Mary Ann) Knott of Minnetonka, Ron (Gerry) Quast of Chippewa Falls, Wis., Gary (Nancy) Quast of Malta, N.Y., and Dale (Betty) Quast of Excelsior; cousinin-law, Mavis Weber of Winsted; other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Albert and Ethel Schermann; aunts, Anna Knott, Irene Quast, Isabell Weber, and Hildegard Quast; and cousins, Harold Knott and Leo Weber. Arrangements were by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
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A memorial service for Timothy T. Straub, 71, of Black Hawk, S.D., will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m., at the Ney Nature Center east of Henderson. Visitation will be at the Kolden Funeral Home in Le Sueur on Friday, Oct. 5, from 4 p.m. to 8 Timothy p.m., and Straub one hour prior to the services at the Ney Nature Center. Mr. Straub died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Navarre Province, Spain, while on an archaeological dig. Mr. Straub was born Nov. 16, 1940, in St. Peter, to Harold and Catherine-Lynch Straub. He graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1958. His 38-year career began with Green Giant Company in Le Sueur as a mushroom grower. As he grew and evolved, his career flourished, taking him to new destinations across the globe as an international quality assurance manager. Mr. Straub loved to learn, to be physically active, on the go, to mentor and volunteer and to explore and discover. He was passionate about meeting new people, learning about new cultures and teaching and sharing his experiences with others. He loved being in nature — hiking, playing, exploring and hanging out with his beloved wife Mary, children, grandchildren and many friends. Mr. Straub led by example when living life to the fullest. He touched the lives of many people with his smile and charisma. He maintained his trademark joy in meeting others all the way to the end. Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary Straub; mother of his children, Loretta Lehnert Straub; daughter, Michelle (Timothy) Burns, Steven (Cherie) Straub, Renee (Bob) Tousley, Tony (Tennille) Straub, Mara (Brian) Rayner and stepson, Rob Hermann; 14 grandchildren; siblings, Art (Barb) Straub, Don (Mary Jane) Straub, Pete (Sylvia) Straub, Sam (LuAnn) Straub, Lyle (Connie) Straub, Louisa (Gregg) Voss and Susie (Rick) Edberg; sister-in-law, Janet Straub; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Straub. Memorials will be donated for causes and projects that were very dear to Mr. Straub.
The family of Ken Plihal expresses their thanks to Grand Meadows Senior Living, St. Mary’s Care Center, Glencoe Regional Health Services long term care. Also to hospice and ConnectCare for their support and care. To Dr. Fritsch and the nursing staff at GRHS, and to Maresh Funeral Home. We thank you for the cards, phone calls, food and visits at this difficult time. Thank you to Pastor Ford and the Faith Presbyterian ladies who served lunch. Special thanks to Sharon, Joy and Roberta for their support and help. To Alice Nowak for special music and Barb Wawrzyniak for the organ music. Also, thanks to the Silver Lake Legion for the graveside service and thank you to anyone that we might have missed.
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Pastor Allan Reed Immanuel Lutheran, Brownton When we have all the time in the world to worship God or take care of the business of the church, when do we? This thought came up because of a conversation I had with someone recently about, “What happened to setting aside Wednesday as a church night?” The response I got, of course, was, “We can worship God anytime.” Yes, so what “anytime” did we move church night to- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday? Well, it seems that all the days and nights have become busy with all sorts of good and fun activities for kids and adults. What was once thought to be unthinkable has happened. Wednesday nights, when confirmation, midweek church services, and church organizational meetings once took place, we find them being replaced by sports and many other fun activities. When is your time to give to your church home, to Christ’s church and His family? The real question might be too, “What has happened to Sunday morning?” It would seem that the same dilemma has fallen to this day as well. In a world where we can work 24/7 and all sorts of things are available for us to do, we can easily begin to think that we have little time for worship. After all, we can worship God anytime and anywhere, right? But, do we? Thank God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ didn’t have more fun things to do than go to the cross at Golgotha and there die for our sins. He didn’t die and give His life at “anytime.” Nor, did he do it just “anywhere.” Christ’s gift of salvation was given at a specific time and in a specific place so that we would know for certain the love and mercy that God has for each of us. In response to this great love can we do no less than set aside a time and a place for giving thanks and singing His praises? Oh wait, we already have! It’s called Sunday (The Day of the Resurrection). And, where’s the place? Well, it’s where His Word is preached and taught in all its purity and the Sacraments given out according to Christ’s command.
Deaths Apryl-Lynn Smith, 55, of Hector
Apryl-Lynn Smith, 55, of Hector, daughter of Jeanne Dodd of Glencoe, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Harmony River in Hutchinson. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector. Arrangements are with the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book. Janice “Jan” Moller, 73, of Lester Prairie, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. A gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. For an online guest book, go to www.hantge.com. pital in Rochester. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, Sept. 28, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. The visitation continues Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America. An online guest book is available at www. hantge.com.
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Sibley Co. 4-Hers earn State Fair awards
Minnesota 4-Hers from more than 85 counties arrived with over 2,500 animals at the 2012 “Great Minnesota Get-Together” for this year’s 4-H livestock encampment. In Sibley County the following young people experienced 4H with their livestock at the State Fair. Emily Altenburg, beef junior yearling, blue. Amanda Anderson, goat dry yearling doe, blue; dairy goat showmanship, blue. Megan Bennett, market gilt, purple. Amber Butcher, crossbred barrow, blue. Jaidyn Cohrs, New Zealand junior doe, red. Nicolle Dahlke, beef cow/calf, red. Zachary Dahlke, beef junior yearling, blue. Courtney Eibs, beef prospect calf, red. Angie Esselman, registered Suffolk yearling ewe, blue. Lauren Farber, Jersey calf, purple. Tyler Grams, Satin junior buck, red. Baryn Gronholz, Holstein grade winter calf, blue. Johanna Jutz, Alpine milking 3-4 year doe, blue; dairy goat showmanship, purple. Zachary Klaers, registered beef junior yearling, white. Madison Latzke, Foundation Simmental junior yearling, red. Mason Latzke, Foundation Simmental junior yearling, red. Zachary Latzke, commercial summer yearling, red. Brett Pfarr, Foundation Simmental junior yearling, blue. Chris Pfarr, registered junior yearling, red. Hanna Pioske, Polish senior doe, purple. Kole Polzin, Ayrshire calf, blue. Alissa Ramthun, breeding pen ducks, blue. Hayley Riebe, Holstein grade 3-year old, blue. Victoria Riebe, Holstein grade aged cow, blue. Analise Rogich, market lamb, blue. Hailee Rogich, market heifer, blue. Trenten Rogich, market lamb, blue. Brady Roiger, registered ewe lamb, blue. Lauren Roiger, market lamb, blue. Taylor Schauer, Holstein registered summer junior yearling, purple. Derrek Schmidt, March gilt, red. McKenzie Sommers, Brown Swiss calf, purple. Tanner Sommers, Brown Swiss, 3- and 4-year-old, purple. Sam Thies, ducks market pen, blue. Trevor Tuman, Brown Swiss junior yearling, champion and reserve champion, net merit Brown Swiss heifer;. Jacob Unger, Alpine milking 3-4 year doe, blue and dairy goat showmanship , purple. Kaitlyn Unger, recorded grade milking doe over 5 years, champion and dairy goat showmanship novice, blue. Brent Walters, Holstein registered winter senior yearling, blue. Alyssa Weber, breeding pen of chickens, purple. Zachary Weber, breeding pen of chickens, blue. Austin Weckwerth, crossbred barrow, blue. Megan Wickenhauser, chicken egg productions, blue. Zachary Wisch, purebred Simmental junior yearling, blue. Savannah Zippel, Mini Rex, blue.
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Area harvest in full swing
Recent weather has created nearly ideal harvesting conditions. Above, Bob Lindeman, who farms southeast of Brownton, pours harvested soybeans into a gravity box. At right, Lindeman is shown harvesting beans. Lindeman, who farms with his father, Jim, said the two are about halfway done with both corn and soybeans.
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BEREAN BAPTIST Corner of 16th Street and Hennepin Avenue, Glencoe Johnathon Pixler Interim pastor Call 320-864-6113 Call Jan at 320-864-3387 for women’s Bible study Wed., Sept. 26 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m Fri., Sept. 28 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship, 9:30 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — Men’s Bible study, 6 a.m. CHRIST LUTHERAN 1820 N. Knight Ave., Glencoe Katherine Rood, Pastor 320-864-4549 www.christluth.com E-mail: office@christluth.com Wed., Sept. 26 — Men’s Bible study, breakfast, 8 a.m.; bell choir, 5:30 p.m.; confirmation, 6:30 p.m.; senior choir, 6:30 p.m.; pastor out. Thurs., Sept. 27 — Circle leaders Bible study, 1 p.m. Fri., Sept. 28 — RobertsonLehmann wedding rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 — RobertsonLehmann wedding, 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship with Gideon speaker, 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; adult education, Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — Ladies fellowship, 10 a.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship at Church of Peace, 10 a.m.; confirmation class, 9:15 a.m.; church council meets following worship. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Sept. 26 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; grades K-6 religious education classes, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; grades 7-11 religious classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; confirmation candidate and parent session at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7:15 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 27 — Mass at GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; APC meeting, Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 28 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 — Windhalm-Moosbrugger wedding, 2 p.m.; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Spanish religious education classes, 12:45 p.m.; Mass at Seneca, 4:30 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., Oct. 1 — No Mass; 4th Degree KC meeting, St. Pius X, 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; junior choir, 2:50 p.m.; Area Word meeting, Holy Family, 7 p.m.; Spanish adult catechesis orientation at St. Pius X, 7 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., Pastor E-mail: congoucc@gmail.com Wed., Sept. 26 — Youth See You at the Pole, GSL High School, 7:25 a.m.; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 27 — Memorial committee meeting, 10 a.m.; cottage meeting, fellowship hall, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Mon., Oct. 1 — Lefse making, 9 a.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — Lefse making, 9 a.m. FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 925 13th St. E., Glencoe Daniel Welch, Senior Pastor Ronald L. Mathison, Associate Pastor 320-864-5522 www.firstglencoe.org E-mail: firstev.lcms@juno.com Wed., Sept. 26 — Public school confirmation, 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.; senior choir, 6:15 p.m.; “Time With Me” class, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 27 — Technology committee, 6:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 28 — LWML salad luncheon, 11 a.m. Sat., Sept. 29 — Outdoor movie night, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship, 8 a.m.; fellowship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; KDUZ broadcast, 9:30 a.m.; worship with communion, 10:30 a.m. Mon., Oct. 1 — Stewardship board, 6:30 p.m.; day school board, 7 p.m.; LWML, 7 p.m.; Praise Folk, 8 p.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — OT overview, 9:30 a.m.; youth board, 7 p.m. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod 1407 Cedar Ave. N., Glencoe Rev. James F. Gomez, Pastor Matthew Harwell, Director of Christian Education E-mail: office@gslcglencoe.org Wed., Sept. 26 — See You at the Pole, 7:25 a.m.; Kids Praise, 3:15 p.m.; REVEAL courses, 5:30 p.m.; F3, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 27 — GRHS-LTC birthday party, 2:30 p.m.; men’s and women’s Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Choir, 7:45 a.m.; worship with communion, 9 a.m.; Kingdom Quest, FUEL, adult Bible study, 10:15 a.m.; Community Strings, 4:30 p.m.; LIVE, 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 1 — Mondays at the Manor Bible Study, 1 p.m.; ladies guild, 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — GSLC Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; Orchard Estates Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; GSL Ministerial, 10:30 a.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Wed., Sept. 26 — Grades 5-6 catechism, 3:45 p.m.; grades 7-8 catechism, 4:45 p.m.; chimes, 6:30 p.m.; choir, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 27 — Bible study at Grand Meadows, 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; faith walk presentation, 10:15 a.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — Table Talk, 7 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: contact@gracebrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Wed., Sept. 26 — Confirmation, 4:30 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 27, through Sat., Sept. 29 — Directory photographs. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship with communion, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; ninth-grade confirmation, 7 p.m. Mon., Oct. 1 — Local broadcast, 6 p.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — Bible study, 9 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Wed., Sept. 26 — Bible study with pastor, 9 a.m.; confirmation classes, 4 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 27 — Parkview Bible study, 1:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Examination of confirmands; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; Mission Festival worship with guest pastor, 10:15 a.m.; register for Oct. 7 communion; potluck dinner; deadline for registering for participation in the Christmas program. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Sat., Sept. 29 — Women’s fellowship day at Carlson’s Orchard, 9:45 a.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible study, 10 a.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Stewart Robert Lehner, Pastor Wed., Sept. 26 — WELCA sewing, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 — Worship, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., Sept. 26 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 27 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, pastor Wed., Sept. 26 — Bible study, 6 p.m.; confirmation, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 27 — Newsletter assembly. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, pastor 320-587-5104 Sun., Sept. 30 — Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., Sept. 26 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship, 10 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com www.christ-4-u.org Wed., Sept. 26 — Midweek, 6 p.m.; newsletter deadline. Thurs., Sept. 27 — Bible study, 9 a.m.; Glencoe visits; deacons meeting, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — “Time of Grace,” TV channel 9, 6:30 a.m.; worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10:10 a.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — Just Because visit, 7 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Bill Baldwin, Pastor Wed., Sept. 26 — Office open, 9 a.m.; men’s coffee, 9 a.m.; confirmation meeting, 5 p.m.; adult choir, 6 p.m. Fri., Sept. 28 — Office open, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Sunday school, 8:45 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; fellowship time, 11 a.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — Council meeting, 7 p.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Wed., Sept. 26 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., Sept. 26 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s salad luncheon, 10:30 a.m.; youth activity, shoot at Grego residence, 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Centershot Archery Ministry begins, 1 p.m. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake 320-327-2452 / Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends@embarqmail.com You may be able to reach someone at the church every Tuesday through Friday. Don’t hesitate to come in (use church office door) or call, or e-mail at faithfriends@embarqmail.com. Wed., Sept. 26 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes begin, 6 p.m.; adult Bible study, 6 p.m.; choir, 7 p.m. Fri.,-Sat., Sept. 28-29 — PW fall retreat at Green Lake Bible Camp. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship, 10 a.m. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Sept. 26 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; grades K-6 religious education classes, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; grades 7-11 religious education classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; confirmation candidate and parent session at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7:15 p.m. Fri., Sept. 28 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sat. Sept. 29 — Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tues., Oct. 2 — Mass, 8 a.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship at Church of Peace, 10 a.m.; confirmation class meet at 9:15 a.m.; church council meets following worship. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 77 Second Ave. S. Corner C.R. 1 and Second St. S., Lester Prairie David R. Erbel, pastor Wed., Sept. 26 — Office closed. Thurs., Sept. 27 — Office closed. Sun., Sept. 30 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible study, 10:15 a.m. Mon., Oct. 1 — Office open, 9 a.m.
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Join the Extension Office as they host an open house at the 4-H Café on the McLeod County Fairgrounds Wed., Oct. 10th from 5-6:30 p.m.
Photos courtesy of McLeod County 4-H Extension.
Contact one of these clubs to get involved!
Acoma Acorns Kayleen Jensen, 234-7358 Bear Lake Beavers Koreen Lemke, 587-5984 Countys Edge Donna VonBerge, 238-2315
Glencoe Junior Pioneers Sue Schulz, 327-2807 Lake Marion Lakers Tammy Pikal, 328-4036 Lester Prairie Bergen Busy Bees Marie Mochinski, 320-282-3011
Lynn Hustlers Kelli Reiner, 587-9550 McLeod County Riders Cindy Dolezal, 327-0174 Otter Lake Royal Juniors Lynae Burgstahler, 320-562-2393
Weeping Willows Shari Polzin, 864-4365 or Jennifer Becker 864-3364 Winsted Jolly Juniors Lori Anderson, 395-2806
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