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Panthers roll
GSL socks Fire 46-21 in opener
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GSL pepfest kicks off school year
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Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 • Glencoe, Minnesota Vol. 115 No. 36
County plans no levy hike for ’13 budget
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board of Commissioners does not intend to increase its levy for 2013, it indicated at an Aug. 29 budget workshop. The County Board set its preliminary budget and levy Tuesday at its regular board meeting. Once the preliminary levy is set, the County Board can lower it, but not raise it, before it is finalized in December. The proposed 2013 levy is $18.29 million, the same as 2012. In order to accomplish its goal, the County Board indicated that it will transfer about $1.3 million from its capital outlay fund to the general fund to cover capital expenses, mainly equipment. The County Board also indicated that Social Services will use about $352,325 of reserves to cover its budgeted expenses. Colleen Robeck of the county auditor/treasurer’s office said that even with the spending down of reserves, the county will still carry a healthy reserve of the equivalent of about six months of expenses, which is recommended by the state. Cindy Schultz, county auditor-treasurer, also said that she had only budgeted $1 million in county program aid (CPA) revenue, rather than the $1.4 million that has been allocated by the state Legislature. While the state has overcome some of its budget woes, Schultz noted that this is an election year and “you don’t know who your legislators will be,” or what their budget priorities may be. In the past, the state has cut local government aid and county program aid to balance its own budget.
Chronicle photo by Rich Glennie
New school year begins
Many students at Glencoe-Silver Lake kicked off the new school year by boarding and unboarding buses about 7:30 a.m., Tuesday. The first day of school for most GSL students went well, and the youngest students at Helen Baker Elementary (grades K-2) started school on Wednesday morning. School hours are 8 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. for Helen Baker students; 8:05 a.m. to 2:55 for Lakeside Elementary students (grades 3-6) in Silver Lake; and 7:55 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. for GSL High School and Lincoln Jr. High School students (grades 7-12).
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Too busy to slow down even at 100
By Rich Glennie Editor lda Huepenbecker started crocheting when she was 12 years old, but it was 88 years later that she won her first ribbons for her handiwork at the McLeod County Fair. Of course, she had never entered anything before. She only entered her crocheting after being encouraged by her family and staff members of the Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. Her daughter, Myra Huepenbecker, said it was posted in the long-term care newsletter that residents could enter the county fair competition if they desired. Elda entered two doilies she made after she turned 100 on April 30 of this year. As a result, her doilies both won blue ribbons and one was selected as the reserve champion. Not bad for a first-timer. But to those who know her, Elda is a non-stop centenarian, who is always on the go. “She doesn’t have time to watch TV,” daughter Myra said. “At long-term care she is a member of the bell choir, plays bingo, goes to church and devotions. Her day is very busy,” Myra said. “That’s why I had to look at her calendar to see when she was available (for an interview).
County Board again debates HRA funding requests
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board again on Tuesday debated requests from the county Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to provide $50,000 annually in assistance to help with maintenance and replenish its reserve funds. The County Board voted to not grant the HRA authority to levy funds on its own. “That’s our job,” said Commissioner Sheldon Nies. Commissioner Bev Wangerin said in meetings with the HRA, an agreement had been reached in which the county would work with the HRA on water and pavement issues at its townhouses in Glencoe when the county does its nearby Morningside Avenue project in 2014. At a previous meeting, Jim Mills of the HRA Board of Directors said that freezing issues had caused pavement to heave at the units, sometimes leaving garage doors and front doors inoperable. However, said Commissioner Ray Bayerl, that does not occur every winter. Mills had estimated it could cost up to $100,000 to correct the water issues and subsequent heaving caused by freezing, and to replace the damaged pavement. As to the annual request for $50,000, County Auditor-Treasurer Cindy Schultz said it is currently in the 2013 budget as part of the county’s own annual levy. Wangerin said she does not like the idea of using county funds to help out the HRA. “I’m not hep on this $50,000 we put in the budget,” said Wangerin. Wangerin said the county-sponsored townhouses, which are market-value housing and not part of the Section 8 housing program, competes with privately owned rental housing. Wangerin said she has been approached by private owners and has heard the statement, “If you help them, you should help us.” Commissioner Sheldon Nies pointed out that the county will have some liability on the bonds the HRA used to finance the townhouses if the townhouses go under. “If they fold, we’re responsible for the bonds,” Nies said. County Attorney Mike Junge said the county would be responsible for about 10 percent of the total value of each bond issue, of which there are four separate issues totaling about $3.69 million. If the county chooses not to levy for the HRA, it could help in another way, Junge suggested — refinancing the bonds. Junge said interest on the bonds averages about 5 to 6 percent. The county could offer a lower percentage rate, and then gain some interest income on the money it lends to the HRA. Both the HRA and the county would be in a “winwin” situation under that scenario, he added. “That would decrease their
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Huepenbecker
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Elda Huepenbecker, 100, won three ribbons at the McLeod County Fair this year. She submitted two doilies she had crocheted for the fair competition, and it re-
sulted in two blue ribbons and a reserve champion ribbon. It was the first time she ever entered her craftwork at the county fair.
County HRA
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Looking back: The high in August was 94 on Aug. 1; the low, 49 on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21. Rain total: 2.64 inches. Date Hi Lo Rain Aug. 28 87 ......70 ..........0.00 Aug. 29 92 ......66 ..........0.00
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Luce Line RR show Sept. 22
Happenings
Legion Post to meet Sept. 6
The Glencoe American Legion Post 95 regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, in the basement of the Glencoe VFW Club Post 5102. All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served.
VFW Auxiliary meets Sept. 10
The Glencoe VFW Post 5102 Auxiliary will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, at the Glencoe VFW Club.
The Luce Line Railroad Club Train Show and Flea Market will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Agribition Building on the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. There will be operating layouts, vendors, selling and trading railroad-related items, a model contest and hourly door prices. Lunch and beverages will be available.
Legion, Auxiliary to meet
The Brownton American Legion Post 143 and Auxiliary Unit will meet Monday, Sept 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Brownton Community Center. Hostesses and host for the evening are Rose Fonder, Phyllis Matheny, Dorothy Lindeman and Daniel Meyer. Auxiliary membership dues should be brought to the meeting.
Photo by Lee Ostrom
NHS members raise funds
Members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake chapter of the National Honor Society were present at last Friday’s Panther football game, offering games and contests to raise funds for their chapter. From left, are, front row, Shelby Rolf and Courtney Wolff; back row, Alex Stensvad, Kelly Beneke, Joe Fahrenbach, Katie Urban
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Pillow cleaning set Sept. 14
The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is sponsoring its fall pillow cleaning event from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, at the Glencoe VFW Club. Pillows will be cleaned, deodorized, sanitized and fluffed.
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Fall Festival, dinner at Grace
Grace Lutheran Church, 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton, invites all to its pork chop dinner Sunday, Sept. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hot dogs also will be an option for the children. At the same time, a country store will sell baked goods and garden produce. The worship service that day begins at 8:45 a.m.; guests are welcome.
New GSL accountability system working
Many of you have heard about the new accountability system that the Minnesota Department of Education is using to measure schools. AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) has been replaced by MMR (Multiple Measurements Rating). With the MMR scores it still takes proficiency (which is basically the same as was measured through AYP, but now this counts as only part of the end score, not all of it), Achievement Gap Reduction (which scores student who are in groups such as free and reduced lunch, special education students, English Language Learners (ELL) students), etc., and compares them to non-free and reduced, non-special education students, and non-ELL students with the expectation that the “gap” in scores between these groups is shrinking. A third component is growth. The MMR scores students on how they perform from one year to the next. Based on student scores, they are assigned a goal and schools are scored on whether or not the students are reaching their target goals in terms of growth. The last component is graduation rate, which takes place in the high school only because this is where we track whether or not students graduate from high school. In the end, each of our buildings is scored in these areas with a total score of 25 points in each category based off of the MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments) tests in reading and math. In the end, we have seen some improvements in our scores – especially when you really dissect them. It is safe to say that we are on the right track and the programs and instructional strategies that we have implemented over the past few years at GSL are being done at a very high level. What pops out when people see our scores at the high school level is the big reduction from last year. This leads me to the main purpose of this letter, and why I began by giving some background information on the MMR. What happened at the high school is that we scored only a 3.73 in the area of graduation compared to 24.96 out of 25 each of the last two years. This is the major reason our score at the high school is down from last year. So what happened? The short answer to a complex question is that we had eight students grouped in the free and reduced lunch category who did not graduate. We started digging into the data, and discovered that they all either moved out of state, transferred to another school, or completely dropped out of school. Because GSL was the last place on record where they went to school according to MARRS reporting (Minnesota Automated Reporting Student System, the system In the end, we still need to improve, and I can honestly say we are. However, I wanted to give our public some background information as to why our scores, especially at the high school, are not moving in the direction they should be. Please know that we are placing an emphasis on academics and will continue to do so in the years ahead. I love the things we are doing at GSL and the direction we are headed. We take these scores very seriously and are working to improve while, at the same time, educating the entire student population and teaching things like respect, honesty, responsibility and integrity. These values are not measured as part of the MMR score, but are very important in educating the whole child. Christopher D. Sonju is superintendent of schools at Glencoe-Silver Lake.
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Introduces
Quarter Bingo set Sept. 12
Grand Meadows Senior Living, 1420 Prairie Ave., Glencoe, invites the community to play “Quarter Bingo” Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m., in its lounge. Call 320864-5577, if one has questions.
Keith Ortloff
Profession/Occupation: Owner, Franklin Printing, Inc How many years have you been in Glencoe: all my life How long have you been a Rotarian and why did you join Rotary: I have been a member of the Glencoe Rotary Club since 1996. I joined to give back to the community and help with local, national and international projects that Rotary donates time and energy to. Name some reasons you came to Glencoe and/or what are some good things about Glencoe: Having lived here all my life, I have seen many good things that have gone on here. Building projects, local groups and organizations that have donated time and money to make Glencoe a better place to live and work, businesses that have relocated or expanded in Glencoe, just to name a few. Family: Wife, Amanda; children, Mitchell and Grace.
––– DID YOU KNOW ––– Glencoe Rotary Club awards Strive Scholarships to GSL students.
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By Chris Sonju the state uses to track students for many reasons), these kids are counted when figuring out MMR scores. It is true that GSL had no control over where these kids went when they left GSL, but they are still being counted against us. For many schools, the cell size in this category would not have been big enough to count towards a score; however we are just big enough that it does.
Memory loss support group
The next meeting of the local area support group for adult children, spouses, and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory loss will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at First Lutheran Church. Contact Kristal Ehrke, Alzheimer’s Association volunteer facilitator, at 320-583-1551, for more information. The group meets at First Lutheran Church, 925 E. 13th St., on the second Tuesday of every month. The support group is open to the public and free of charge.
Legion Auxiliary to meet
The Glencoe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95 will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, at the Glencoe Fire Hall. Lunch will be served.
Octoberfest in September
Octoberfest in September is set for Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Brownton City Park. Sponsored by the Brownton Lions Club, the event features brats and kraut, German potato salad, hot dogs, pop and beer being served at 5:30 p.m., and music by George’s Concertina Band from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair. In the event of rain, the celebration will be moved to the Brownton Community Center.
Heel Pain: Heal!
What causes heel pain? How is it treated? How can it be prevented?
Choir to begin rehearsals
The Buffalo Creek Community Choir will begin rehearsing Sunday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, Brownton. A December concert is being planned. Please contact Steffie Gronlund, 320-234-7889, or Rosine Hermodson-Olsen, 320-328-4365, so books can be ordered. Everyone is welcome.
Retired educators to meet
The Glencoe Area Retired Educators group will meet at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, for a potluck lunch at Grand Meadows, 1420 Prairie Ave., Glencoe. Members will discuss the future of the organization and its programs.
Glencoe Seniors meetings set
The Glencoe Senior Citizens Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 6, at 12:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 11, also at 12:30 p.m., in the senior room at the Glencoe City Center. Sheephead and 500 will be played at both meetings. All area seniors are welcome to attend. The seniors also are looking for canasta and pinochle players, and are open to suggestions for other board and card games.
A health talk by
5K run/walk set for Sept. 8
Grace Lutheran Church of Brownton will host a 5K fun run/walk Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at 8 a.m., at the church located at 8638 Plum Ave., north of Brownton. The cost is $20. Race day registration starts at 7:15 a.m. There also will be a free kids’ dash after the run/walk. All proceeds will go to the church’s 125th celebration.
Amie Scantlin, DPM, MS, FACFAS, Podiatry
Women’s Club meets Sept. 5
The Brownton Women’s Club’s fall kick-off meeting is tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 5,) at 7:45 p.m., at the Brownton Community Center. New members are needed to keep the club viable. Lunch will be served. Call 320-3285715 for more information.
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‘Fun Shoot’ set Sept. 15
Shady Lane Sportsmen’s Club will host a “Fun Shoot” on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the club house. There will be black powder shooting at 10 a.m.; Annie Oakley clay shooting at noon; and pistol shooting at 2 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day. Gun raffle winners will be drawn. 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.
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Singing Friends to rehearse
The Singing Friends Chorus will start rehearsing for the fall season on Sept. 11. The Singing Friends is a 30-voice, all-ages soprano-alto-tenorbass choir based in Norwood Young America (NYA). No auditions are required to sing with the group. If interested in singing, consider attending an open rehearsal on Tuesday, Sept. 11, or Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church in NYA. For more information, call director Karen de Boer at 320-864-2742. Altos are especially sought, but all voice parts are welcome.
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
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Music almost by the pond
Harold Kruger of Winsted, the Jolly Woodchopper, was the entertainment last Thursday night during Grand Meadows’ “Music By the Pond” concert series. Due to threatening weather, the concert was moved indoors and upstairs to Grand Meadows’ meeting rooms and dining areas. The extra space was needed after about 120 people showed up to listen to the old-time music.
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THE PLATO BLUE JAYS WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEIR BOOSTERS: AKO Electric, Inc., Ag Specialist, Al’s Auto Sales, Arnold’s of Glencoe, Bussler Lawn Service, C&L Distributor, Damman Seed, Dunbar Dental Clinic, Fashion Interiors, First Minnesota Bank, Franke Conklin, James Stockman Trucking, King Pin Pub, Life Stage, PureLife Chiropractic, Bill’s Repair, Mighty’s Liquor, My Own Body Shop, North Central International, Inc., Plato C Store, Plato Custom Cabinets, Plato Woodwork, Pro Auto, Security Bank, 4-Square Builders, Minnesota Flyaway.com, Stockman Transfer, Tangletown Gardens, Thalmann Seeds, Cornerstone Mortgage (Joan Johnson), Franklin Printing, Inc.
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Popsicles with Principals events
The Glencoe-Silver Lake elementary parent/staff advisory council is organizing a districtwide book study called “Popsicles With the Principals.” The schedule of events includes: Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m., Plato City Park and 5:30 p.m. Oscar Olson Park in Glencoe. Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m., New Auburn City Park and at 5:30 p.m., Brownton baseball parking lot. Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m., Biscay City Park and 5:30 p.m.
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Police responded to a medical call in the 1400 block of Ford Avenue at 7:31 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28. An 80-year-old woman could not move her legs and was transported to the hospital emergency room. A theft was reported Tuesday afternoon from a residence in the 800 block of Greeley Avenue. A resident in the 600 block of 8th Street reported vandalism to a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon. Also on Wednesday, police received a report of a bicycle being found at the front gate of the Seneca housing facility. The bicycle was returned to its owner. The police department assisted the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office with a suspicious vehicle report at 12:33 p.m., Wednesday, in the 700 block of 9th Street. The driver was arrested and taken to the McLeod County Jail. Police assisted at a medical emergency at Grand Meadows in the 1400 block of Prairie Avenue for a male resident with back pains at 1:23 p.m., Thursday. He was transported to Glencoe Regional Health Services. Also on Thursday night, police stopped a vehicle because the driver’s side headlight was out. The driver was cited for that violation and also arrested for driving after revocation. The driver had many DARs, the police reported. At 10:26 p.m., Thursday, police investigated a driver complaint received earlier on Highway 22 and Glen Knoll Avenue. The female driver said she does not like to drive at night and had just left her in-laws. She admitted she “braked abruptly” when she entered the 30 mph zone in Biscay earlier. Police warned her to drive more cautiously. Police were called to a two-vehicle accident at 11:16 a.m., Friday at 11th Street and Hennepin Avenue. Involved were 2001 Dodge Ram truck driven by Riley McKenzie, 20, of Maple Grove, that backed into a 2007 Dodge Caravan driven by Lou Ann Montgomery, 56, of Montevideo. A burglary was reported Saturday at a residence in the 1200 block of Hennepin Avenue. A screen on a door had been damaged, but there were no signs of forced entry. A resident in the 1400 block of 12th Street reported that an XBox 360, one controller and 17 games were stolen on Aug. 26, but it was not reported. The person said he found that other thefts also had occurred in that neighborhood. It was later reported that a suspect had approached two of his neighbors asking if they would “like to buy an XBox 360 with all the games for $200.” The suspect was questioned and denied the claim. The theft of $64 in gas was reported at 3:17 p.m., Monday, from Super America. Details of the theft were passed on to the Sherbourne County Sheriff’s Office. A fire was reported at 5:50 p.m., Monday, at 1710 Newton Avenue and there was a smell of smoke. The fire department was called, and the building was evacuated.
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Possible Manor buyer found
HUTCHINSON — The Hutchinson Leader reported that a possible buyer for the now vacant Burns Manor may have been found. At the end of a recent Hutchinson City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Cook told the council that a man has sought support to convert the former nursing home into lower-cost condominiums. The talks also involve the Hutchinson hospital, owner of the Burns Manor facility.
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KINGSTON — Kingston Lion Bob Harms rode a lawnmower over 500 miles from the Canadian border to the Iowa border to raise funds for children with hearing loss, the Dassel-Cokato Enterprise Dispatch reported. Harms, who raised the funds for the Lions Children Hearing Center of Minnesota, rode a donated Toro with a canopy from Roseau, starting on Aug. 20, to Iowa, completing the journey on Aug. 29. He traveled about six or seven miles per hour, the Enterprise-Dispatch reported.
Schauer appointed to council
GREEN ISLE — The Arlington Enterprise reported that John Schauer has been appointed to the Green Isle City Council for the remainder of the year. He replaces former council member Shane Sheets, who resigned in July. Schauer previously served three terms on the Green Isle City Council.
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County pays large water bill
GAYLORD — Sibley County paid an $18,000 water bill to the city of Gaylord for water use at the county jail, but appointed two commissioners to investigate why the bill was paid without first discussing it with the County Board, The Gaylord Hub reported. The bill was received after the city replaced water meters, and it was discovered the water meter installed at the jail when it was constructed in the mid 1990s was never incorporated into the city’s accounting system. The county’s maintenance supervisor, Jim Gronholz, told the County Board he was never aware that a jail water meter existed.
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Funeral services for Dora Kingsley, 93, of Glencoe will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, from St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato. Mrs. Kingsley died on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Glen-
coe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at the church. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. For an
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Vote ‘no’ until all our questions are answered on voter ID amendment
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ote “no” on Nov. 6 on the proposed amendment requiring state-issued voter IDs. Blatant political maneuvering should have no permanent place in Minnesota’s Constitution. As the rheotoric ratchets up as the election nears, what does the voter ID amendment actually say? While there has been a lot of discussion over the wording of the amendment titles between the Republican-controlled Legislature and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, a DFLer, not many of us have a good grasp on what the amendment actually states. A trip to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website gives the complete version of what the Legislature approved. The voter ID amendment proposal adds a (b) subsection to Section 1, Article VII, that states “All voters voting in person must present valid government-issued photographic identification before receiving a ballot. The state must issue photographic identification at no charge to an eligible voter who does not have a form of identification meeting the requirements of this section. A voter unable to present government-issued photographic identification must be permitted to submit a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot must only be counted if the voter certifies the provisional ballot in the manner provided by law.” “(c) All voters, including those not voting in person, must be subject to substantially equivalent identity and eligibility verification prior to a ballot being cast or counted.” The ballot question will ask: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to require all voters to present valid photographic identification to vote and to require the state to provide free identification to
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eligible voters, effective July 1, 2013?” While that seems to be straight forward, it is anything but. There are a lot of details that need to be worked out before it becomes effective July 1, 2013, assuming the amendment passes. There is a whole lot of politicking going on over this amendment. So, if approved, how will the voter ID provision be implemented and how much more will it cost taxpayers to fund the changes? And what constitutes a government-issued photo ID? Is it a valid driver’s license, a corporate badge, a student ID card, or will entirely new photo IDs be issued to all of us? While we are at it, where is the proof that there is rampant voter ID violations in Minnesota to warrant such a major overhaul of voter requirements? And why is a constitutional amendment needed when legislative actions could have accomplished the same thing through a state statute? Minnesotans are being asked to alter the Minnesota Constitution. That is a permanent change for a situation that does not seem to warrant such drastic action. And voters are being asked to change the state Constitution without all the details being spread before them. Voters are being asked to “trust” that our leaders will get the right details in place by July 1. Would you buy a car without seeing it first? Or a house without ever stepping foot into it? So why should we approve a voter ID amendment when we do not know all the details or costs? The voters of Minnesota should look long and hard at this proposed amendment. Get your questions answered. If the answers are not available by Nov. 6, then vote no. If the
Do something in return and give blood
The American Red Cross Brownton-Stewart blood drive will be Thursday, Sept. 20, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Brownton Community Center. There continues to be a need for blood, and this time of the year tends to be the “down” time for donations. Many are on vacations while our farm friends are getting to their busiest time of the year. Appointments may be made by calling Eunice Warner at 320-3284445 or Olive Evanson at 320-3285744. As the Red Cross says, “The need is constant, the gratification is instant.” Having had a family member who received a good deal of blood, I can attest to the need and the good feelings of those who have benefited from blood drives. Back in 1953, when we moved to the Brownton area, the blood drive was a big deal. Carol Bartels was in charge of the Brownton drive, and she did an outstanding job rounding up givers. The American Legion and its Auxiliary lend a solid boost to the project. The communities of Brownton and Stewart had a friendly rivalry as reasons. For whatever reason, the younger generation seems to feel there is no need. Perhaps if they or a loved one were to need a blood transfusion, this attitude might change. One wonders what the attitude of the public would be if there were a need for blood, and there was none available. As time goes by, we tend to think more and more about what will make me feel good, what can I enjoy, how life can be better. Perhaps one should also consider how can I help my fellow man; what can I do to make someone else’s lot better? Giving blood to the Red Cross is painless. It’s something most of us can part with without hurting our health. Why not mark your calendar for Sept. 20 and give the gift of life for a fellow resident of the county? America has been good to us, let’s do a small something in return. Chuck Warner, former owner/publisher of the Brownton Bulletin from 1953 to 1986, is a current member of the Brownton City Council.
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to which area would have the larger turnout. Many times the draw in Brownton would go over 100 pints. In raw numbers, Brownton would generally outdo its neighbor to the west. Yet when percentage of overall population of each community was factored in, Stewart would hold its own. Time tends to diminish enthusiasm for many things. This is true of the turnout for giving blood to the Red Cross. Those of us from the World War II era have pretty much “had it.” Our ranks have been diminished greatly. And those still alive have been increasingly turned down for many
Letters to Editor Rep. Gruenhagen explains vote on disaster relief
To the Editor: On Aug. 24, Gov. Dayton called a special legislative session to pass a disaster relief bill for the severe storm damage in Duluth and other parts of northeastern Minnesota. Prior to this special session, I spent some time reviewing the bill, and I also attended the committee meeting to evaluate other legislators’ thoughts and concerns about the disaster relief bill. I had several concerns about the disaster relief bill, including the total expenditure of $167.5 million in comparison to previous disaster relief packages. My primary concerns about the bill were found in a report by the State Office of the Legislative Auditor, which contained many criticisms and recommendations on how to eliminate waste and abuse of tax dollars designated for disaster relief. Some of the recommendations offered by the State Auditor to improve the expenditure of tax relief funds were included in the final bill passed by the legislature. Unfortunately, the leadership of the House and Senate had negotiated an agreement with the governor, which prohibited legislators from amending the disaster relief bill. Could the bill have been improved if the Legislature could have amended the bill? The answer is yes. I had misgivings about voting for a bill that could not be amended or improved, but in the end the reforms contained in the bill and my desire to help the businesses and individuals suffering from this disaster outweighed my reservations, and in the end I did vote in favor of the bill. On another note, the recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision rejecting Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s assertion that he had a constitutional right to change the titles on the ballot for both the Voter ID Amendment and the Marriage Amendment, was a victory for the constitutional principle of the separation of powers between the legislature and the executive branch. The constitutional principle of separation of powers is one of the founding principles of our Republic and all citizens should be thankful that the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld and protected this legal cornerstone of our Republic. I was a representative co-signer on the Marriage Amendment lawsuit challenging Mark Richie’s authority to change the title. I was also a coauthor on both amendments, which will be on the ballot this fall. I am urging citizens to vote “yes” on both of these important amendments. State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe
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Dose family announces birth
Darrick and Laura Dose of Plato announce the birth of their son, Caleb David, on Aug. 10, 2012, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Caleb weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches in length. His older sibling is Eli. Grandparents are Norman and Carol Dose of Plato and Dennis and Linda Johnson of Waconia.
Son born to Frank family
Nicholas and Stefanie Frank of Hector announce the birth of their son, William Steven, on Aug. 16, 2012, at Hutchinson Community Hospital. William weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces, and 21-1/2 inches long. His older sister is Julianne. Grandparents are Steve and Linell Loncorich of Brownton and Steve and Sheri Frank of Bird Island.
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Class of 1970 reunites
Engagements Ranzau — Schwartz
Amber Ranzau and Jonathan Schwartz announce their engagement to be married Sept. 15 at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Parents of the couple are Tom and Ann Ranzau of Glencoe, David Schwartz of Glencoe and Kim Walter of Naples, Fla. Ranzau is a graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and the Art Institutes International of Minnesota. She is working as an interior designer at Modern Design, LLC, in Cologne. Schwartz is a graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High
The Glencoe High School graduating class of 1970 held its 42-year reunion Aug. 4 at the Glencoe City Center. Class members attending included, front row, left to right, Jean Hartelt, Linda (Ernst) White, Linda Huff, Sue (Jenneke) Rannow, Ann (Winter) Mevissen, Barb (Havelka) Finnelly and Al Chastek. In the second row are Bob Becker, Tom Reid, Lyle Engelmann, Dan Hannig, Norma Jean (Tiegs) Sather, Lynn (Mathews) Schmerbauch and
Eldon Bielke. Third row, Shelly (McKee) Jilek, Rob Pearson, Joan (Miller) Davis, Jane (Hatz) Blanco, Greg Ettel and Deb (Miller) Kosek. Back row, Jim Vogt, Mike Sedivy, Russ Michaletz, Jim Bullert, Bill Eischens, Dave Dammann, Leon Becker, Larry Dammann, Jan Haukos, Tom Warnke, Karene (Thom) Stuewe, Jean (Pautz) Turtle and Janice (Lucht) Mowery.
GRHS adds 2nd certified nurse midwife
Amber Ranzau Jonathan Schwartz School and the University of Minnesota/College of Design. He is employed at Southview Design Landscape Contracting as a design assistant in Inver Grove Heights. The couple have made their home in Minneapolis. Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) is adding a second provider to its new certified nurse midwife service for women who seek a primary provider for their reproductive health needs, including care before, during and immediately after childbirth. Laurel McKeever, registered nurse (RN) and certified nurse midwife (CNM), is GRHS’ newest nurse midwife. She will be working with Michelle Quale, CNM, family nurse practitionerboard-certified (FNP-BC), who has been providing midwife services at GRHS since October 2011, as well as one obstetrics-gynecology (OB/GYN) specialist physician, three family medicine physicians and one family medicine physician assistant who also provide reproductive health care services at GRHS. “We are very pleased to offer such a wide range of pregnancy care and childbirth options so our patients can choose the type of provider that works best for their needs,” said Jon Braband, cator and now as a nurse midwife, I am very focused on patient education. Every patient visit is an opportunity for teaching and answering questions. I support my patients in making lifestyle choices that will help them enjoy the benefits of good health,” said McKeever. McKeever will see patients four days per week at GRHS’ Glencoe campus. Her practice will include: women’s health such as annual physicals, health screenings and immunizations; placing and prescribing contraceptives and other medications related to reproductive health; managing uncomplicated pregnancies and delivering babies; providing reproductive education and wellness counseling; care of newborns up to 4 weeks old; and other nurse midwife services. McKeever is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. She holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Jamestown College in Jamestown, N.D., and a master of science degree in nursing from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. While attending graduate school, McKeever also earned a minor in complementary and alternative medicine from the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, so she will be able to incorporate therapies such as aromatherapy, acupressure, massage, music and hydrotherapy for those patients who are interested. Appointments with Laurel McKeever or any of GRHS’ women’s health providers can be scheduled by calling GRHS at 320-864-7816 or 1800-869-3116. More information about McKeever and nurse midwife services at GRHS can be found at www.grhsonline.org.
Arens — Sowers
Richard and Joy Arens of Buffalo, Todd Raffelson of Buffalo and Ron and DeeDee Sowers of Deadwood, S.D., are pleased to announce the engagement of Samantha Jo Arens and Dan Owen Sowers. A September wedding will be at the Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Arens is a 2006 graduate of Buffalo High School and a graduate of St. Cloud Technical College. She is employed at Allina Clinic in Buffalo.
Laurel McKeever GRHS president and chief executive officer. McKeever is returning to McLeod County from Rochester, where she has worked as a certified nurse midwife at the Mayo Clinic since 2010. Prior to her move to Rochester, McKeever lived and worked for more than 15 years as a labor-and-delivery nurse in Hutchinson. During that time, she also was an instructor in the nursing program at Ridgewater College. “As a former nursing edu-
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Dan Sowers Samantha Arens Sowers is a 2004 graduate of Buffalo High School and is employed at North Central Incorporated in St. Cloud. The couple will reside at their home in Maple Lake.
Archaeology of dug out canoe topic of museum program
“Archaeology of a Dug Out Canoe: Celebrating Archaeology Week” is the topic of a presentation Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the McLeod County Historical Society’s meeting room, 380 School Rd. N.W., Hutchinson. Guest speakers will be Ken Schuman and Dale Maul, archeologist. From the historical society’s newsletter is this article: “For many years the Game and Fish Department had seined Big Swan Lake, north of Dassel ... Only the north end of the lake was ever seined, but in 1957 the south end was also seined. Game and Fish personnel knew that in the fall, large numbers of fish would school up at the south end of the lake. “About Nov. 15, 1957, when the ice was only 5 to 6 inches thick, a 3,000-foot net was pulled under the ice. All equipment had moved on the lake by hand. “The canoe came out of the lake in the first 100 feet of net. The canoe damaged only about 50 feet of the net. With all the mud in the south end of the lake there was no problem getting the canoe out. The canoe laid on the ice for a day. People were taking samples of wood, so on the second day, 11 other men and I loaded it on a truck and took it to Hutchinson. “Arlyn McLain gave it to Joe Eheim, who gave it to the McLeod County Historical Museum... — Story by Ken Schumann of the Dug out Canoe. This is how the dug out canoe came to be the center attraction of the McLeod County Historical Museum’s Native American Display. The canoe is impressive, reaching over eight feet long and sporting burn and scrape marks left behind by its maker. The canoe found that icy day in 1957 has made us here at the Historical Society ponder many questions about its age and origin. But it wasn’t until September of last year that the museum had much hope of getting any answers. Although the museum has preserved the canoe for over 50 years, there was no funding to have any testing or expert evaluation done on the artifact. Then on Sept. 12, 2011, a check for $3,000 came in the mail that changed everything! The donation came from the Ken Schumann family, namely his daughter Kristine Malmberg. Ken had given programs at the historical society on finding the canoe, as he was one of the members of the DNR Game and Fish seining crew who found and donated the canoe to the Museum back in 1957. Ken has always loved history and felt a connection with this one-of-a-kind artifact and had pushed to learn as much about it and the early Native Americans who probably made it. Well, now Ken and the McLeod County Historical Society will get their wish to learn more! With $2,000 from the Schuman family’s generous donation as matching funds, the museum wrote a successful $7,000 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant through the State Historical Society’s Legacy Funds. This grant will pay to have the canoe evaluated by a professional archeologist and have carbon-dating tests performed to help date the canoe. The grant also will pay to have all our early Native American stone tools evaluated, dated and turned into an I.D. and guide book to our collection that we can make available to the public. “We hope to present the results from our carbon dating of the canoe and all the historical information we have learned about this one-of-a kind artifact here at the Museum on Sept. 9, so don’t miss it!” said Lori PickellStangel, museum director.
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Obituaries Marcille I. Brelje, 82, of Norwood YA
Funeral serivces for Marcille I. Brelje, 82, of Norwood Young America (NYA), were held Monday, Sept. 3, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. Ronald Mathison officiated. M r s . Brelje d i e d Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012, at Marcille Brelje the Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility. Pallbearers were Sharol Ernst, Delton Brelje, Lendra Tesch, Darron Brelje, Barton Brelje and Brian Brelje. Interment was in the First Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe. Marcille I. Stender was born March 17, 1930, in Waconia Township, to Andrew and Pearl (Filbrandt) Stender. She was baptized April 20, 1930, and confirmed April 2, 1944, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Young America by the Rev. Kramer. On June 2, 1948, Marcille Stender was united in marriage to Reuben Brelje at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Young America. Mrs. Brelje loved life and was always willing to help other people when needed. She will be remembered for her smile and warm heart. She will be missed by all. Suvivors include her loving family, children Sharol (David) Ernst of Glencoe, Delton (Miriam) Brelje of NYA, Lendra (Michael) Tesch of Glencoe, Darron (Sheri) Brelje of St. Paul, Barton Brelje of Matamoras, Pa., and Brian (Kelly) Brelje of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Torrey and Amy Ernst, Tristin and James Sprengeler, Janel Harper, Kristine Brelje, Amber Sievers, BraeLynn and Ryan Glander, Brandt and Amy Brelje, Brenden Tesch, Alana Kenyon, Ben Sweep, Spencer Brelje, Jasmine Brelje, Kylie Brelje and Isabella Brelje; great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Tyler, Parker, Preston, Anna, ScotLynn, Natalie, Carson, Cohen, Olivia, Karlie, Abigail, Jacob, Jack and Pete; sisters, Lorraine Smith of Monticello and Pearl Krumm of Texas; sisters-in-law, Leila Brelje of NYA and Margaret Buckentin of Hamburg; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Pearl Stender; and brothersin-law, Donald Smith and Philip Krumm. Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. Its website is www.johnsonfh.com.
Sheriff announces 2012 scholarship program now open for applications
McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann announced the start of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2012. Rehmann said the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15 scholarships for this year. These $600 scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 sheriffs of Minnesota. The MSA members give special recognition to the financial needs of students attending the peace officer skills course, or one of the two- or four-year law enforcement degree colleges. “The board of directors feel peace officers in our democratic society have complex duties to perform,” said Rehmann. MSA recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice. MSA also recognizes some students need outside help in meeting the costs of such training, even though they excel academically. The scholarship committee, in making its selection of awards, intends on achieving representation from all geographical areas of the state. Scholarship awards will be announced by Dec. 31 of the same year. Application forms and a statement of procedures are available at the McLeod County Sheriff ’s Office. Scholarships are only available to students currently enrolled in one of the following three categories: 1) Mandated POST skills program. 2) In their second year of a two-year law enforcement program. 3) In their third or fourth year of a four-year college criminal justice program. In order to qualify, students must have completed at least one year of the two-year program or two years of a fouryear program. Students meeting these criteria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form from their local sheriff’s office or online at www.mnsheriffs.org.
9th-annual Crow River clean-up Sept. 15
The ninth-annual Crow River Clean-Up is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 15. The Crow River Clean-Up started in 2002 with citizens groups in Rockford (Crow River Pride), Hanover (Hanover Area River Team HART) and Delano (Delano Dream Team). The cleanup activities inspired Diane Sander, watershed coordinator for the Crow River Organization of Water (CROW), to organize a regional event that would encompass the entire watershed. In the past eight years, the CROW has helped coordinate over 2,061 citizens to remove over 55.2 tons of trash from 278.25 miles of shoreline on the Crow River and its tributaries. The Crow River Clean-Up Day is a one-day event. Clean-up activities start at 8 a.m. and run until noon in each community. Following the clean up, volunteers enjoy a sponsorprovided lunch while they admire their piles of trash. Each volunteer receives a T-shirt commemorating the event as a thank you for all their hard work. It is a great activity for Boy Scout troops, Cub Scout packs, Girl Scouts, 4H clubs, church or school groups, and businesses to participate in. If interested, contact Dan Nadeau, CROW watershed resource specialist, at 763682-1970 or by e-mail daniel.nadeau@mn.nacdnet. net or your local contact below. Local contacts for cleanups include: Biscay — Patty Dahlke at 320-864-5537 Brownton and Stewart — Gerri and Mike Fitzloff at 320-562-2369. Hutchinson — Jane Johnson at 320-234-2262 or Dean Dietel at 320-587-3153 Lester Prairie — Bill Bull at 952-472-3088 “We’re always looking to add new cities, clean-up locations, and groups to the effort,” Nadeau said.
Patrick ‘Pat’ G. Kuck, 74, of Glencoe
Mass of Christian Burial for Patrick “Pat” George Kuck, 74, of Glencoe and formerly of Arlington and the Searles area, will be held at 11 a.m., S a t u r d a y, Sept. 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arlington. Mr. Kuck died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Patrick Kuck Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Burial will be at a later date in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, rural Searles. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Mr. Kuck, the son of George and Hildegard (Reinhart) Kuck, was born Nov. 11, 1937, in New Ulm. He attended St. John’s Catholic School in Searles. Mr. Kuck was the owner and operator of the J&P Farm Supply Store in Arlington for 22 years before retiring in 2000. He met a special friend, Joan Meffert, and in 2005 he moved to her hobby farm in rural Glencoe, where they raised horses. He loved spending time with his family, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting. Mr. Kuck was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and of the Knights of Columbus, both in Arlington. Survivors include a daughter, Theresa Crawford of Oakdale; sons and daughtersin-law, Tony and Dawna Kuck of Brookings, S.D., and David and Sarah Kuck of Plymouth; grandchildren, Taylor, Alex, Krissy and one on the way; a greatgrandaughter, Danyella; a sister, Betty Ubl of New Ulm; a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Shirley Kuck of Searles; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a special friend, Joan Meffert, in 2011. The family prefers memorials to the American Lung Association. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is handling the arrangements. To sign the guest book, or to leave an online condolence for his family, go to www.mvfh.org.
The family of Marvin Schreiner would like to say Thank You to family, friends, and all who expressed sympathy with words of condolence, cards, flowers, food and memorials. We would also like to thank the Glencoe Police, Fire, Rescue and Ambulance, McLeod and Sibley County Sheriff Departments, Minnesota State Patrol and the Glencoe Regional Health Services staff for all they did and tried to do for our loved one. A special Thank You to the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel for their guidance during this time of tragedy and sorrow. Your acts of kindness will never be forgotten. Kevin Schreiner and Megan Winterowd; Doris Schreiner; Dale & Claire Schreiner: Darleen & James Jutz;
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Hutchinson Medical Center adds new family physician
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County Farm Bureau annual meeting Sept. 11
Members of the McLeod County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Pizza Ranch in Glencoe. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. with the meal being provided by the McLeod County Farm Bureau Federation. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m., with speakers being Kevin Paap, Minnesota Farm Bureau president, and 2nd District Director Greg Bartz. Also on the agenda will be passing of resolutions, election of officers, reports and a candidate form. Farm Bureau members are asked to bring all resolutions to be considered to the meeting. Area legislators also have been invited.
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Glencoe VFW Auxiliary will meet Sept. 10
The regular monthly meeting of the Glencoe VFW Post 5012 Auxiliary was called to order by President Angela Johnson Aug. 13 with 20 members present. After the opening ceremony and roll calls, reports were approved and orders and communications read. A prayer and moment of silence were held for POWs/MIAs. Kathy Schuetz and Margaret Koester will look into what vests need to get made. The Auxiliary fall conference is in Plymouth Sept. 1416. LaVerne Graupmann volunteered to make up a basket for a donation for the fall conference. The 2nd District meeting was held on Aug. 18. The amended 2012-13 budget was approved. The annual pillow-cleaning event has been set for Friday, Sept. 14. The members approved a motion for Virginia Adams to get gifts for the students in the three elementary schools where she teaches them the Pledge of Allegiance. The serving committee for the Sept. 10 meeting will be Marilyn Templin, Karen Vogt, Tammy Rechtzigel and
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Crow River Singers to begin practices Sept. 13
Practices for the Crow River Singers begin Thursday, Sept. 13, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Practices will be at 7 p.m. each Thursday. All are welcome, and there are no tryouts. The Crow River Singers will have two concerts, one during the holiday season and one in the spring. The winter concert dates are Friday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 2, under the direction of Jim Nelson. The spring concert dates are Friday, April 19, and Sunday, April 21, under the direction of Paul Otte. There is a $20 participation fee to help cover the cost of the music, but the fee is not required to participate. There is no pre-registration, just come and sing. If one has additional questions, contact Holly Dapper at 320587-0710 or Otte at 5873031.
“I (Paul) pray that...you may be strengthened in you inner being...and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray...that you may be filled with the fullness of God.” — Ephesians 3:16-19. We are so often living under stress and tension, and are capable of both trust and fear, of love and suspicion, of generosity and grasping, of campassion and cynicism. We are stressed by the demands around us. People need our attention, tasks need to be completed, bills need to be paid, and events get our of control. There really is not enough time and energy to go around. However, Paul reminds us where our strength is found. We have a generous and loving God. He is our true friend, teacher, guide and Savior. We thank Him for relieving our fears, our many burdens, both physical and mental. But above all, we thank Jesus for taking upon Himself our guilt and sins and giving us the promise of the resurrection.
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Now is a good time for lawn seeding
Many lawns have had a rough year due to above-average moisture early in the growing season and droughtlike conditions through the summer. Consider fall seeding as an option to fill in dead areas of the lawn. According to the University of Minnesota Extension, a mixture of 60 to 70 percent Kentucky bluegrass and 30 to 40 percent fine fescue grasses is suitable for most sunny lawns. A mixture of 60 percent fine fescue grasses and 40 percent Kentucky bluegrass is best for most shady lawns. For high-traffic lawns with high-maintenance practices, a mixture of 60 percent Kentucky bluegrass and 40 percent perennial ryegrass may be best. Recommended seeding rates per 1,000 square feet of lawn: Kentucky bluegrass, 2-3 pounds. Fine fescue, 4-5 pounds. Kentucky bluegrass/fine fescue mix, 3-4 pounds. Kentucky bluegrass/perennial ryegrass mix, 3-4 pounds. No more than 5 to 10 percent of a mixture should be
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By Nathan Winter annual ryegrass. High percentages of this grass are commonly found in cheap mixtures that give unsatisfactory results. Annual ryegrass is a soft, short-lived annual grass that germinates rapidly and is useful only for temporary cover. The best time to seed a lawn in Minnesota is between Aug. 15 and Sept. 10. Most annual weeds do not germinate after Aug. 15, which can give your new seed the chance to compete. A lawn seeded during late summer can become established before winter and be growing in spring before weeds start to germinate. The second best time to seed is early spring as soon as the ground can be worked. Rake the seed in lightly and leave approximately 10 percent of the seed showing. Next, roll the seed bed lightly to firm seed into the soil and water lightly. Visit the University of Minnesota Extension Garden Website at http://z.umn. edu/94e to learn more about lawns and gardening. ***** The number of master gardeners is growing, but there is still plenty of room for you! Do you have an active interest in gardening? Do you have a desire to share your gardening interest with others? Are you willing to learn more about gardening? Are you able to communicate with groups of people? If you answered yes to these questions, you have the qualities looked for in the master gardener grogram. The 2,000 master gardeners in Minnesota invite you to join them. To become a master gar-
dener, you first must make contact with your local extension office and complete a short application to be returned to your county extension office. Upon acceptance of your application, you will complete the master gardener core course, which is 48 hours of classroom instruction by University of Minnesota personnel. This instruction covers 12 basic topics concerned with all phases of gardening, lawn care, pesticide safety and landscape design. After completing the master gardener core course, you will be expected to complete an internship of 50 hours of volunteer service the first year by working on volunteer projects. Following the initial year, expectations include 25 hours of volunteer service and five hours of continuing education. Contact the McLeod County Extension office at 320484-4303. Visit the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Website more information on the Master Gardener Core Course: http://z.umn.edu/94d.
Registration open for area Girl Scouts
Girl Scout troops are forming in the Brownton-Stewart and Glencoe-Silver Lake communities. Girl Scouts are open to all girls in grades K-12. It is a fun way to make new friends, share outdoor adventures, check out future careers, explore science and technology, run a cookie business and develop leadership skills. As the largest girl network in the country, Girl Scouts empower girls to become confident, courageous and thoughtful leaders who take action to make the world a better place. Volunteers make it happen. Adult volunteers are vital to Girl Scouts. For more information on joining a troop or volunteering as an adult leader, contact Gerri Fitzloff, McLeod South Service unit manager, at gerrif@embarqmail.com, or call 320-562-2369.
Seal-coating work begins on county roads; to last 5 days
Seal-coating work began Tuesday on approximately 20 miles of McLeod County roads and is expected to last about five days, according to John Brunkhorst, county highway engineer. Pearson Brothers of Hanover was awarded this year’s annual seal-coat project. Value of the work is approximately $628,000. The roads will remain open. Flaggers will be present to help guide traffic, which should expect minor delays. Seal coating is a preventative maintenance activity that involves applying road oil to a blacktop surfaced road and covering with aggregate chips. This process extends the life of the roadway and helps hold off costly reconstruction, Brunkorst said. Any questions regarding the project should be directed to Chad Hausmann, assistant county engineer at 320-4844353 or e-mail at chad.haus mann@co.mcleod.mn.us. Up to date project specific information will also be posted on the department’s Facebook and Twitter pages; username is McLeodCoHwy.
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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. 5 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m Fri., Sept. 7 — Men’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Worship, 9:30 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 10:30 a.m. Tues., Sept. 11 — Men’s Bible study, 6 a.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; service on Glencoe Cable Channel 10, 8 p.m. CHRIST LUTHERAN 1820 N. Knight Ave., Glencoe Katherine Rood, Pastor 320-864-4549 www.christluth.com E-mail: office@christluth.com Wed., Sept. 5 — Confirmation orientation for grades 7-9 students, parents, 6:30 p.m.; building committee meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6 — Grand Meadows worship, 10:30 a.m.; “Unbinding the Gospel” facilitator training, 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 — Confirmation guide meeting, 10 a.m.; hayride at Mark and Joan Johnson’s home, 5:30 p.m.; sign up for potluck meal. Sun., Sept. 9 — Rally Sunday; worship, 9 a.m.; fun run/walk and game day after worship; refreshments served. Tues., Sept. 11 — Ladies fellowship at Gert & Erma’s, 10 a.m.; Sarah Circle, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — 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.; church council, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF PEACE 520 11th St. E., Glencoe Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Sept. 9 — Rally Sunday at Friedens, 10 a.m.; confirmation class meets, 9:15 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Sept. 5 — Fund-raising night at Pizza Ranch; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; religious education (RE) parents meeting in church, 7 p.m.; grades K-6 RE classes, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; grades 7-11 RE classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; diocesan Hispanic meeting, Fairfax, 1 p.m.; CCW meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 7 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; adoration of the blessed sacrament follows Mass until noon; first Friday communion calls begin, 10 a.m.; no Spanish Mass. Sat., Sept. 8 — Mothers group rosary, 9 a.m.; Mothers group meeting, 9:30 a.m.; English baptism at Holy Family in Silver Lake for Holy Family and St. Pius X; youth group sign-up weekend at Holy Family and St. Pius X; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Mass, 9:30 a.m.; youth group sign-up weekend; Spanish Mass and baptisms, 11:30 a.m.; Spanish orientation parents’ meeting, 12:45 p.m.; Mass at Seneca, 4:30 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., Sept. 10 — No mass; principal meeting, 9:15 a.m.; scheduling of liturgical ministers begins. Tues., Sept. 11 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; registration for junior choir; PAC meeting, 8 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Staff meeting, 11 a.m.; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; religious education (RE) K-6 RE classes, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; grades 7-11 RE classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; confirmation candidate/parent session at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7:15 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH UCC 1400 Elliott Ave., Glencoe Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., Pastor E-mail: congoucc@gmail.com Wed., Sept. 5 — Communion at GRHS long-term care, 10:15 a.m.; choir practice begins, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6 — UCC clergy cluster, 11:30 a.m.; cottage meeting at Rudy’s, 2 p.m.; Christian education board meeting, 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Worship with Sunday school kickoff, 9:15 a.m. Tues., Sept. 11 — Bible study, 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Women’s fellowship executive board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; choir, 6:30 p.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. 5 — Preschool for 4year-olds starts, 8 a.m.; board of trustees, 7 p.m.; grade 6 (midweek only); grades 7-8 parent, student confirmation orientation. Thurs., Sept. 6 — Board of deacons, 7 p.m.; board of evangelism, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 7 — Preschool for 3year-olds, 8 a.m. Sat., Sept. 8 — NYG recycling, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oelke-McCormick wedding, 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Education Sunday; worship, 8 a.m.; fellowship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school registration and carnival, 9:15 a.m.; worship with communion, 10:30 a.m.; NYG recycling, noon-3 p.m. Mon., Sept. 10 — Altar Guild, 7 p.m.; LWML, 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 11 — GRHS communion, 9:30 a.m.; Common Cup meeting, 10 a.m.; Alzheimer’s support group, 6 p.m.; stewardship board, 6:30 p.m.; Christian education board, 7 p.m.; Men’s Club, 7:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Public school confirmation, 3:30 p.m.-4:45 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. 5 — Board of education, 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6 — GRHS communion, 9:30 a.m.; confirmation comedy night, 5:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 — Draeger-Anderson wedding, noon. Sun., Sept. 9 — Rally Day; worship, 9 a.m.; Kingdom Quest, FUEL, adult Bible study, 10:15 a.m.; chapel at long-term care, 1 p.m.; annual softball at Plato field, 6 p.m. Mon., Sept. 10 — Ladies guild executive board, 6:30 p.m.; ladies guild prayer shawl ministry, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — REVEAL courses, 5:30 p.m.; council, 7 p.m. ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 4505 80th St., Helen Township Glencoe Dennis Reichow, Pastor Wed., Sept. 5 — 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. 6 — Wish List team meeting, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Bible class, 10:20 a.m. Tues., Sept. 11 — Table Talk, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — 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. GRACE LUTHERAN 8638 Plum Ave., Brownton Andrew Hermodson-Olsen, Pastor E-mail: contact@gracebrownton.org www.gracebrownton.org Wed., Sept. 5 — Choir practice, 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 — 5K fun run, 8 a.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Fall Festival Sunday; worship, 8:45 a.m. Mon., Sept. 10 — Local broadcast, 6 p.m. Tues., Sept. 11 — Bible study, 9 a.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Choir practice, 7 p.m.; council meeting, 7:30 p.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN 700 Division St., Brownton R. Allan Reed, Pastor www.immanuelbrownton.org Wed., Sept. 5 — Noah’s Ark Preschool Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes start, 1 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6 — Noah’s Ark Preschool Tuesday/Thursday classes start, 8:30 a.m. Fri., Sept. 7 — Ladies Aid meeting, 1:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; Bible study follows worship; Channel 8 video, 10:30 a.m. Tues., Sept. 11 — F.A.I.T.H. group, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Bible study with pastor, 9 a.m.; confirmation classes, 4 p.m.; chapel worship with communion, 6:30 p.m.; deacons meeting, 7:30 p.m. CONGREGATIONAL Division St., Brownton Barry Marchant, Interim Pastor browntoncongregational.org Wed., Sept. 5 — Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Worship, 9 a.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Bingo, bring item for food shelf, 6:30 p.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN Stewart Robert Lehner, Pastor No calendar submitted. ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC Stewart Wed., Sept. 5 — Mass, 9 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 6 — No Mass. Fri., Sept. 7 — Mass, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Mass, 9:15 a.m. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN Fernando Aaron Albrecht, pastor Wed., Sept. 5 — Bible study, 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Rally Sunday; breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; balloon launch after worship. Wed., Sept. 12 — Bible study, 6 p.m.; confirmation orientation, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 13372 Nature Ave. (rural Biscay) Robert Taylor, pastor 320-587-5104 Sun., Sept. 9 — Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. (fall hours begin). CROSSROADS CHURCH 10484 Bell Ave., Plato Scott and Heidi Forsberg, pastors 320-238-2181 www.mncrossroads.org Wed., Sept. 5 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Worship, 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Youth and adult activities night, 7 p.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN 216 McLeod Ave. N., Plato Bruce Laabs, Pastor 320-238-2550 E-mail: stjlplato@embarqmail.com www.christ-4-u.org Thurs., Sept. 6 — Belle Plaine and Arlington visits; bulletin deadline. Sun., Sept. 9 — “Time of Grace,” TV channel 9, 6:30 a.m.; worship with installation of teachers, 9 a.m.; Sunday school open house, 10 a.m. Tues., Sept. 11 — Circuit pastors, 9:30 p.m.-2 p.m.; Just Because visit, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Midweek, 6 p.m. ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 308 First St. N.E., Plato Bill Baldwin, Pastor Wed., Sept. 5 — Office open, 9 a.m.; men’s coffee, 9 a.m.; women’s guild, 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6 — Worship committee meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 7 — Office open, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Sunday school, 8:45 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; pancake dinner, 11 a.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Office open, 9 a.m.; men’s coffee, 9 a.m.; confirmation meeting, 5 p.m. IMMANUEL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN New Auburn Bradley Danielson, Pastor E-mail: immanuellc@yahoo.com Wed., Sept. 5 — Seventh-grade confirmation, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade confirmation, 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Luther League, 9 a.m.; worship with installation of Sunday school staff and blessings of students and staff, 10 a.m.; potluck dinner, 11:15 a.m. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2352 http://silverlakechurch.org Wed., Sept. 5 — Confirmation class resumes, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; Rally and Hillbilly Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; all-church potluck to follow; new session of Centershot Archery Ministry begins, 1 p.m. Mon., Sept. 10 — Church board, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Prayer time, 7 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake 320-327-2452 / Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends@embarqmail.com You may be able to reach someone at the church every Tuesday through Friday. Don’t hesitate to come in (use church office door) or call, or e-mail at faithfriends@embarqmail.com. Sun., Sept. 9 — Worship, 10 a.m.; coffee and fellowship to follow service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH 712 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Wed., Sept. 5 — Rosary, 6 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 6 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m. Fri., Sept. 7 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. FRIEDEN’S COUNTY LINE 11325 Zebra Ave., Norwood Joseph Clay, Pastor Sun., Sept. 9 — Rally Sunday at Friedens, 10 a.m.; confirmation class meets, 9:15 a.m THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Wed., Sept. 5 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Sunday school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priesthood, relief society and primary, 11:40 a.m.12:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Young men and women (12-18 years old) and scouting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. WATER OF LIFE CHURCH IGLESIA METODISTA LIBRE Clinica del Alma 727 16th St. E., Glencoe Spanish/bi-lingual services Nestor and Maria German, Pastors E-mail: nestor2maria@hotmail.com Sun., Sept. 9 — Worship, 2 p.m. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 77 Second Ave. S. Corner C.R. 1 and Second St. S., Lester Prairie David R. Erbel, pastor Thurs., Sept. 6 — Office open, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school and Bible study, 10:15 a.m. Mon., Sept. 10 — Office open, 9 a.m. Wed., Sept. 12 — Office closed. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. S.W., Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, Senior pastor Adam Krumrie, Worship pastor Wed., Sept. 5 — Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT), 1 p.m.; AWANA training, 6:30 p.m Thurs., Sept. 6 — Worship team, 6 p.m. Fri., Sept. 7 — Young at Heart campfire supper, 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m. Mon., Sept. 10 — Women’s discipleship, 6:30 p.m.; men’s Bible study, 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 11 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m. Wed, Sept. 12 — AWANA, 6:30 p.m.
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Scout registration set Sept. 11 at Christ Lutheran
Pack 352 of the Glencoe American Legion invites boys in grades kindergarten through fifth grade to join Cub Scouts at its new member registration night on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Christ Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Boys and an adult are encouraged to attend to learn more and register for our fall programs. Cub Scouts explore a variety of new interests and activities with other boys their age. Cubs meet bi-weekly or monthly in small groups (dens) and monthly with the entire group (pack) to share experiences, activities and recognition. Boys in kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible and can start at any level. Participation helps Cubs develop a sense of confidence, teamwork, responsibility and a spirit of service. “Simply put Scouting helps your son be prepared for life,”said Cubmaster Bob Mathwig. “Scouting strengthens family and community relationships, builds friendships and identifies areas of interest,” Mathwig said. Independent research shows that scouting helps boys develop increased skills and abilities including teamwork, willingness to help others and to carry out responsibilities, as well as an increased ability to get along well with other young people and adults, he added. Local independent research also shows that scouting helps boys develop increased skills and abilities, Mathwig said. Top areas that parents reported had increased since their son’s involvement in scouting included: ability to work as a team member (79 percent), willingness to carry out responsibilities (75 percent), willingness to help others (69 percent), and ability to make good decisions (60 percent), Mathwig said. Families who are unable to attend a sign-up night or have questions should call Mathwig at 320-238-9306. Pack 352 is known for its bi-annual food drive and the cubmobile and pinewood derby races. Additional information on Cub Scouts can be found by visiting www.joincubs.org. Pack 352 is part of the Northern Star Council BSA, which serves over 100,000 young people in twenty-one central Minnesota and four western Wisconsin counties. To learn more visit www.northernstarbsa.org or call the Scout Service Center at 763-231-7201.
Chronicle photos by Rich Glennie
GSL pepfest
Above, the Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers cheerleaders led the kiddie parade through the crowd at last Wednesday’s community pepfest to kick off the new school year. The pepfest was held in the west parking lot at the Glencoe City Center. At left, emcee Bill Dunbar tossed cards to a blindfolded Chris Sonju, GSL superintendent of schools, as part of the entertainment. Sonju was supposed to catch the cards. Holding the microphone is Randy Draeger of the GSL Boosters Club, sponsor of this year’s pepfest.
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(HRA) interest payments by an awfully lot of money,” said Junge, which would free up money for maintenance and building reserves. But on the other side of the coin, Junge cautioned, is that the county would then be responsible for the entire HRA debt, rather than 10 percent. And there is some doubt, with the declining housing market, if the properties are worth the money borrowed against them. Another option, Junge said, is to “sell them out (the townhouses), suffer the consequences and say ‘never again’” to county-owned, market-value housing projects. Wangerin said the townhouses started with a good purpose — to bring marketvalue rental housing to the smaller communities in the county, which are not as desirable to private investors. In the early to mid-1990s, the HRA built townhouse complexes in Stewart, Brownton, Lester Prairie, Silver Lake and Glencoe. The County Board asked County Auditor-Treasurer Cindy Schultz and Junge to investigate the financial and legal issues involved with helping out the HRA. “We need to know what our liability would be,” said Nies. Schultz and Junge said they would bring information back to a future Board meeting for further debate.
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Elementary students at Glencoe-Silver Lake Lakeside in Silver Lake eagerly waited outside for the doors to open on the first day of school Tuesday morning. School also opened at the high school and Lincoln Jr. High in Glencoe. The kindergarten through second grades at Helen Baker Elementary in Glencoe begins school on Wednesday morning (today).
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“She’s never idle. And she does not nap,” Myra emphasized. Myra added that her mother also likes to walk her wing three times each day, and likes to go out to eat and visit and have visitors. ‘She loves Pizza Ranch, not the pizza, but the chicken,” Myra said. “She loves Hillcrest and Bump’s for their chicken, too.” The staff at long-term care kid her about chicken, her favorite food. “Chicken, chicken, chicken, so what’s she want when we go out? Chicken!” Myra said. Elda Borchardt was born on April 30, 1912, and lived on a farm in the Lake Marion area when she was growing up. She said when she was a youngster she attended her first McLeod County Fair and entered chickens into the competition, “and won a few prizes at that. There was no such thing as 4-H then,” she added. “I was taught by my mother,” Elda said of picking up the crocheting needles for the first time at about 12 years of age. But the county fair was not a priority with her family. “We had to get the shocking (in the field) done first, then my father let us go to the fair,” Elda added. Her father, Raymond Borchardt, lived to be “nearly 102,” she added. Myra said her mother has been busy all her life, including helping with the farm work and canning as well as working off the farm, house cleaning in her younger years and working at Green Giant later until she retired from there at the age of 70. She also enjoyed going to the Minnesota State Fair, the last one was when she was 84, Myra said. She said her mother always went to the State Fair for the entire day. When the Mall of America opened, Elda was asked if she wanted to go there instead. “But she said there was still stuff to see at the State Fair, so we went back on the bus for another full day,” Myra said. Elda lived in her own house in Glencoe until she was 91. She has been a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility for about five years. Prior to that she lived with her daughter, Myra, in Richfield and at St. Mary’s care center for a time before returning to Glencoe “where my doctor was.” Elda said a “lady doctor” told her “to keep my hands and arms going,” and she has done just that with her crocheting and many other activities. And Elda was already working on another project with her crocheting needles not far from her reach. Would she enter something in the McLeod County Fair again next year? “Yes, but it’s all up to Him,” she pointed in the air. “It’s what He has planned.”
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Commissioner Ray Bayerl said he supports under-budgeting for CPA. “That ($1.4 million) could easily turn into $800,000,” said Bayerl. “At least this way, we have some cushion.” It also was pointed out that while the county is maintaining a healthy reserve, it also has no debt. “There aren’t too many counties that can say that,” said Commissioner Sheldon Nies, who said that he can remember years in his tenure when “we ran out of money.” Bayerl, who along with Commissioner Bev Wangerin is retiring from the County Board at the end of the year, indicated he is glad that is the situation as new commissioners come on the Board. “Any time you can hand over the county debt-free, you’ve done pretty good,” said Bayerl.
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