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2 2012-2013 Glencoe Area Guide Book
Mayor`s welcome................................3
City utilities/ordinances ......................4
City personnel ....................................5
Other city councils ..............................6
City growth: Glencoe City Center ..7. 9
City parks ....................................10 11
Glencoe Days....................................13
Recreation opportunities ..................15
Dairy Day..........................................17
BMX track ........................................19
School inIormation................21. 23. 25
Area churches ..............................26 27
Town baseball ..................................29
Snowmobile trail map ......................31
Grand Meadows................................33
City map ......................................34 35
Hospital........................................36 37
Orchard Estates ................................39
Rental units ......................................40
Organizations ....................................41
Library ..............................................43
County board/administration ............45
County proiects: SaIety ....................46
County committees ..........................47
County parks ..............................49. 51
Township oIIicials/name origins ......53
Holly Days ........................................55
State/Iederal legislators ....................57
Glencoe Business Expo ....................59
Plato White Squirrel Days ................61
StewartIest ........................................62
Pola Czesky Days ............................63
Agriculture ........................................65
4 H....................................................67
Berean Baptist Church . . . . .27
Christ Lutheran Church . . . .27
First Congregational . . . . . . .28
First Ev. Lutheran . . . . . . . . .28
Good Shepherd Lutheran . . .28
St. John`s Ev. Lutheran . . . . .27
Glencoe Public Library . . . .42
McLeod County Chronicle . 56
Glencoe Area Chamber . . . . .8
Glencoe Lions . . . . . . . . . . .28
Glencoe VFW . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Sno Pros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
ECFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
First Lutheran School . . . . . .24
GSL Public Schools . . . . . . .22
St. Pius X Catholic School . .24
Glencoe City Center . . . . . . .12
Glencoe Country Club . . . . .19
KDUZ/KARP Radio . . . . . .48
KTWN AM 1310 . . . . . . . . .52
Pla Mor Ballroom . . . . . . . .50
Silver Lake Auditorium . . . .50
Gauer Chiropractic Clinic . .38
PureLiIe Chiropractic . . . . . .32
Dunbar Dental Clinic . . . . . .38
Contemporary Dental . . .30. 38
Thomas A. Schoeneberger . .38
Eye Specialists
Gerry`s Vision . . . . . . . . . . .32
Southwest Eye Care . . . . . . .30
Panther Field House . . . . . . .19
My Time Yoga . . . . . . . . . . .42
ConnectCare . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
GRHS . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
Guardian In Home Health . .30
Hearing Care Specialists . . .32
Dominion Home Health . . . .30
Hutchinson Medical Center .38
LMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Seneca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
T C & W Railroad . . . . . . . .19
Real Estate
Real Estate Agents
Coldwell Banker Burnet . . . .20
Edina Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Exsted Realty . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Priority One/Metrowest . . . .20
Re/Max Homes . . . . . . . . . . .20
Senior Housing
Grand Meadows . . . . . . . . . .42
Accounting/Tax Services
Jerry Scharpe LPA Ltd . . . . .18
Schad. Lindstrand & Schuth . .8
Appliance & TV
Home Solutions . . . . . . . . . .14
Auto Sales/Service
Al`s Auto Sales. Inc. . . . . . . .14
NAPA/Do It Best . . . . . . . . .18
Glencoe Oil Co. . . . . . . . . . .44
Harpel Bros. Inc. . . . . . . . . . .1
Larsen Automotive . . . . . . . .44
Pro Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Sam`s Tire Service . . . . . . . .18
Banks/Financial Services
Edward Jones . . . . . . . . . . . .60
First Minnesota Bank . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . .Inside Front Cover
Security Bank . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Flatworks Concrete . . . . . . .58
Gutter Helmet . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Mathews Drainage &
Excavating . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Pro Crete . . .Inside Back Cover
RDV Construction . . . . . . . .20
TBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Clothing Alteration/
J&P Stitches . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Temple Service Center . . . . .58
GK Computer Services . . . .42
Electrical Services
Light & Power Commission .12
McLeod Coop Power Assn. .14
Schiroo Electric . . . . . . . . . .18
Farm Equipment
Arnold`s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Midwest Machinery . . . . . . .48
Framing/Fine Art
Framed Expressions . . . . . . .60
Hair & Beauty Salons
Cutting Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Denny`s Barber Shop . . . . . .42
Gail`s Shear Magic . . . . . . . .42
Pro Nails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Insurance Agencies
Farm Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Kevin Post Ins. Agency . . . .18
Gruenhagen Insurance . . . . .58
ProIessional Ins. Providers . . . .
. . . . . . . . .Inside Front Cover
State Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Young America Mutual . . . .28
Glencoe Laundry/Glen Knoll .
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Legal Services
Gavin. Winters. Twiss. Thieman
& Long Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Bump`s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Dubb`s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Happy Hour Inn . . . . . . . . . .50
Pizza Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Waste Management . . . . . . .18
NU Telecom . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Trailblazer Transit . . . . . . . .54
Glencoe Veterinary Clinic . .38
Retail Stores
Glencoe Fleet Supply . . . . . .54
French Bucket . . . . . . . . . . .60
HomeTown Landscape . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . .Inside Back Cover
Kahnke Brothers. Inc. . . . . .44
Coborn`s Superstore . . . . . . .60
Gould`s Jewelers . . . . . . . . .16
Glencoe Liquor Store . . . . . . .8
Office/Home Furnishings
Bergmann Interiors . . . . . . . .54
Bernie`s Furniture . . . . . . . . .28
Fashion Interiors . . . . . . . . . .16
Printing/Office Supplies
Crow River Press . . . . . . . . .68
McLeod Publishing . . . . . . .66
Conklin Franke . . . . . . . . .38
Pam`s Hallmark . . . . . . . . . .60
This guide published annually. in August.
by McLeod Publishing. Inc.. 320-864-5518.
2QWKHFRYHU (Clockwise from upper left)
Music in the park being enioved bv some of
Glencoes vounger residents. Glencoe Fire
Departments 'Heat in the Street` waterball
event. Glencoe Aquatic Center fun in the sun.
tractor in the Glencoe Davs parade. mud
vollevball during Glencoe Davs. GSL Lakeside
Schools field dav. Buffalo Creek BMX racing. 5
Randy Wilson. mayor
102 Wacker Drive
864-5046 (home)
Dan Perschau.
Precinct 1
325 Scout Hill Dr.
864-5291 (home)
Lori Adamietz.
Precinct 2
2006 E. 11th St.
864-6668 (home)
Gary Ziemer.
Precinct 3
1613 Louden Ave.
864-5291 (home)
Greg Copas.
Precinct 4
1214 Morningside Ave.
864-4483 (home)
1ohn Schrupp.
1415 Elliott Ave.
864-4178 (home)
Planning Commission
Dewey Klaustermeier. chairman. Lynn Exsted. Ron Knop.
Brian Schlagel and Greg Copas. One position remains open.
Light & Power Board
Peter Arnold. Kirk Miller. Roger Hilgers. Everett Bratsch.
Everett Brands and John Schrupp. Plant manager: David
Meyer. 864-5184.
Library Board
Dee Lemke. Amanda StreuIert. John Winter. Rev. Linzy
Collins and Kerry Ward. Pioneerland Regional Board:
Mark Larson.
Park Board
Paul Lemke. Tim Kaczmarek. Mary Stoltenburg. Gloria
Hilgers. Lawrence Winter. Ryan Freitag and Greg Copas.
Cemetery Commission
Gale Roth. Marlene Robeck. Jim Carlson. Sherri Stamps
and Gary Ziemer.
Airport Commission
Dan Perschau. Bruce Moe. Duane Klaustermeier. Ray
Dann and Ken PoliIka.
City Center Board
Amanda Davis. Gary Ziemer. Kathy Olson. Dawn Peter-
son and Rev. James Gomez.
GRHS Board
Jeanne Conkel. chairman. Dr. Kristine Knudten. Carol
Haukos. Jim Waters. Dr. Doug Wagoner. Dr. Bryan Pe-
tersen. Jan Bratsch and Steve Olmstead.
CEO: Jon Braband. 864-3121.
City of Glencoe City Hall. 630 E. 10th St.. 864-5586
Mark D. Larson.
city administrator
Todd Trippel.
city finance director
Gary Schreifels.
public works
Terry Buska.
Mike Drew.
Ron Grack.
fire chief
1im Raiter.
police chief
1ackee Fountain.
Daniel Ehrke.
chamber executive
City Administration
Council committees
City Council
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Biscay (320-310-8635): Ray Urban.
mayor; Janna Kunkel. clerk; Marian
Knoll. treasurer; Tom Urban. Jason
Mielke. Dennis Schwanke and Rich
Pohlmeier. council members. Meeting:
Second Tuesday.
Brownton (328-5318): Curtis Carri-
gan. mayor; Cindy Lindeman.
clerk/treasurer; Norman Schwarze.
Douglas A. Block. Chuck Warner and
Brian Dressel. council members. Meet-
ing: First Tuesday. Fax No. (320) 328-
5318; Web site:
Hutchinson (587-5151): Steve
Cook. mayor; Jeremy Carter. adminis-
trator/treasurer; Chad Czmowski. Mary
Christensen. Eric Yost and Bill Arndt.
council members. Meetings: Second
and Iourth Tuesdays. Fax No. (320)
234-4240; e-mail gplotz(ci.hutchin-
Lester Prairie (395-2646): Andrew
Heimerl. mayor; Marilyn Pawelk. coor-
dinator/treasurer; Art Mallak. Ron
Faust. Eric Angvall and Robert Messer.
council members. Meeting: First Mon-
day. Fax No. (320) 234-4240; e-mail:
New Auburn (864-5831): Roger
Becker. mayor; Wendy Becker. clerk.
Marlys Becker. treasurer; Doug Mun-
sch. Sheri Lowden. Elizabeth Frahm
and Jim Stark. council members. Meet-
ing: First and third Tuesday.
Plato (238-2432): Bob Becker.
mayor; Geri Scott. clerk-treasurer;
Donovan Buckentin. Julie Wischnack.
VeeAnn Wood and Susanne Couval
Templin. council members. Meeting:
Second Monday. Fax No. (320) 238-
2542 or 320-234-4240; e-mail: cityoI-
Silver Lake (327-2412): Bruce
Bebo. mayor; Kerry Venier. clerk/trea-
surer. Carol Roquette. Eric Nelson. Pat
Fogarty and Nolan Johnson. council
members. Meetings: First and third
Monday. Fax No. 320-327-2299; e-
mail: kerry.venier( Web
Stewart (562-2518): JeII Erken-
brack. mayor; Ronda Huls. clerk/trea-
surer; Jason Peirce. Tammy SchauIler.
Michael Aydt and Jason Carter. council
members. Meeting: Second Monday.
Fax. No. (320) 562-2518; e-mail: city-
Winsted (485-2366): Steve Stotko.
mayor; Brad Martens. administrator;
Deb Boelter. clerk/treasurer; Bonnie
Quast. Tom Ollig. Dave Mochinski and
George Schulenberg. council members.
Meetings: First and third Tuesdays. Fax
No. (320) 485-2858; e-mail:
Other city councils
Glencoe City Center
When the GIencoe City Center opened in 2010, it
maintained the historic feeI of the former high
schooI buiIding buiIt in 1934. The haIIways are Iined
with historic photos and dispIays. The City Center
aIso incIudes city offices, the GIencoe Area Cham-
ber of Commerce office, the pubIic Iibrary as weII as
rooms for other community activities. 7
The Glencoe City Center is now
completing its second year oI opera-
tion. and it has a new events coordina-
tor in Hannah Huttner. Huttner took
over in late December oI last year.
Huttner`s goal is to get the Iormer
high school building used more oIten
by more people.
Even though the Iacility. opened in
2010. and it is no longer 'new.¨ people
still have the 'wow Iactor¨ when they
see it Ior the Iirst time.
As one reunion attendee remarked
aIter a tour oI the new Iacility: 'What
a beautiIul thing was done by saving
that building Irom destruction!¨
That is a common reaction Irom Ior-
mer Glencoe High School graduates
returning Ior class reunions and others
who return to the community and take
tours oI the new City Center. They are
oIten amazed at the old high school`s
new lease on liIe.
The main hallways and staircases
look similar to when the school build-
ing was built in 1932. Much oI the old
Ieel oI the Iacility has been retained.
while much more has been upgraded
and modernized.
The historical theme permeates the
Iacility with various displays and old
photographs dotting the hallways and
Iilling display cases.
'The Iirst year was a learning expe-
rience.¨ said City Administrator Mark
Larson. And midway through the sec-
ond year. Huttner took over as events
coordinator. 'The transition went oII
smoothly.¨ Larson said.
Huttner handles the City Center
marketing 'and has iust been tremen-
dous.¨ Larson added.
There is something going on all the
time.¨ Larson said. including 25 wed-
dings so Iar this year. 'There has been
a tremendous amount oI activities the
Iirst six months oI this year. There are
diIIerent things going on in every
room in the building.¨ Larson added.
So what is in the Glencoe City Cen-
City hall now Iills the space Ior-
merly occupied by school administra-
tive staII. Old classrooms are now
Iilled with the chamber oI commerce
oIIice. room Ior Glencoe Township
meetings and the BuIIalo Creek Water-
shed District. the senior center and the
Glencoe Historic Preservation Society.
Perhaps the biggest transIormation
has been on the second Iloor where the
Glencoe Public Library is now located.
The expansive library is well used.
This summer. the library space has
expanded even Iurther with the reno-
vation oI a new 'library activity
room.¨ thanks to the donations Irom
the Geraldine Tews estate and Friends
oI the Glencoe Library.
Most oI the Ioot traIIic coming in
and out oI the City Center during the
Iirst two years has involved library pa-
trons. Larson said.
The key has been consistent library
hours. Larson said. and he predicted
that the new library has twice the ac-
tivity and number oI cardholders than
the old library on 13th Street and
Greeley Avenue. It also is larger. tak-
ing up most oI the second Iloor oI the
City Center.
Daily library visits are up. and a lot
oI that is in the technology area. Lar-
son said. The new library more than
doubled the number oI computer sta-
tions in its move to the new City Cen-
The children`s reading center and
children`s library events 'attract an
amazing amount oI traIIic.¨ Larson
It seems the old school building con-
tinues to be a magnet Ior children.
The latest room in the City Center to
open up is the multi-purpose meeting
room in the basement. which was the
City Center
Turn to page 9
City Center continues to improve
The former GIencoe High SchooI buiIding has been transformed into a muIti-purpose City Center that has main-
tained much of its historic charm. This shows the front of the buiIding and its eIectronic sign. 9
Iormer school lunch room.
Larson said the local 4-H group uses
the room now. and attracts about 70
people per meeting.
'We wanted to oIIer a multi-use
room at little or no cost.¨ he said. In
exchange. the 4-Hers help at events
and groundskeeping around the City
The other maior City Center trans-
Iormation was the Iormer school audi-
torium and gymnasium into the grand
ballroom. which can be split into two
large rooms. The ballroom has hosted
a variety oI events in its Iirst two
The north portion oI the ballroom is
more Ior large group conIerences. re-
tirement parties or anniversary events.
while the south ballroom is more de-
signed Ior concerts and perIorming
arts events with its balcony seating.
The entire ballroom is available Ior
large-group gatherings as well. The
seating capacity is up to 600.
The City Center also has other pub-
lic meeting spaces. like the west con-
Ierence room and its round table
layout and the east conIerence room
with its more seminar-style layout.
The east meeting room also has ac-
cess to a kitchen and adioins the senior
center located on the east side oI the
City Center. The well-used senior cen-
ter room also has access to the kitchen
AIter a slow start during the Iirst
year. there also was a bigger push Ior
more city-sponsored events the second
year. Larson said.
'We had a lot oI initial one-time
events the Iirst year.¨ Larson said. but
there have been some community part-
ners who have held multiple events at
the Event Center. HopeIully. more will
do the same.
Over the past year. the ballroom has
hosted a number oI events Irom the
local musical production oI 'Nun-
crackers¨ to the one-woman show
'Unsinkable Women¨ by Glencoe na-
tive Debra Templin to the Concorde
Singers Irom New Ulm.
A new electronic sign was con-
structed on the south side (11th Street
side) oI the property. thanks to more
donations in 2011.
The Iacility now has two Iull-time
employees Huttner and Brad Eg-
gersgluess. Dan Gildea is the boiler
operator. while Erin McNellis is a
part-time event center staII member.
Larson said the Iacility can be uti-
lized more. 'A lot oI people don`t
know about us yet.¨ He said more ex-
posure to more events will get that
word out.
That remains the goal oI the third
year oI operations. 'We`re very capa-
ble and very Ilexible.¨ Larson said oI
the City Center staII and oIIerings.
On the agenda Ior the third year are
the Polka Fest in September. Richie
Lee Concert-Corvette & Classic Car.
Cruise and the Augsburg Singers in
October. Dueling Pianos in November.
In addition. there are other local events
and celebrations.
City Center
Continued from page 7
The event center is located in the
Iormer school gymnasium and audi-
torium. The Iirst Iloor auditorium
was removed and a concrete Iloor
poured to create a level Iloor in the
new event center.
The original light Iixtures were
restored and have been reinstalled in
the event center.
The new windows were similar to
the original windows in the Iacility.
and provide natural light throughout
the building.
The Iacility is handicapped acces-
sible with at-grade entrances at the
east and west parking lots.
Reservations can be made Ior re-
unions. wedding receptions. holiday
parties. graduations. birthday par-
ties. company celebrations. anniver-
sary parties and other events.
So what did donors get for their
· A City Center oI which the com-
munity will be proud.
· Another local event venue to
· A large grand ballroom.
· A Iresh. open. new public li-
· Another business opportunity Ior
local vendors.
· A quality sound system.
· A senior community room that
provides a meeting place Ior our
senior citizen group to enioy (also a
rentable space).
· New home to Glencoe Area
Chamber oI Commerce.
How to make a reservation?
· Call City Center coordinator or
check Web site Ior rates. room ca-
pacity. date availability. etc.
· Schedule a tour.
· Choose a Iood/beverage vendor.
· Determine your event needs:
Linens? Kitchen? Technology pack-
age? (Proiector. screen. wireless
mic. etc.).
· Plan event set-up (arrangement
oI tables. chairs. etc.).
In order to oversee the operations
oI the City Center. Glencoe City
Council appointed a City Center ad-
visory board. Members oI the board
are James Gomez. Mindy Lemke.
Kathy Olson. Sue Olson and Glen-
coe City Council member Gary
Event Center begins third year
The newest addition to the City Center offerings is the muIti-purpose
meeting area in the basement, where the former schooI Iunch room was
Iocated. 13
GIencoe Days, the community's an-
nuaI ceIebration heId in June, boasts
two days fuII of activities at Oak Leaf
Park. Activities incIude a corn feed,
kiddie tractor puII, parade, softbaII
tournament, basebaII games, kids'
infIatabIe games, a fun run and waIk,
and more. Other events are some-
times heId at various pIaces
throughout the community. 15
Residents oI Glencoe and the sur-
rounding area have several options
Ior their recreational activities within
the city limits.
Oak Leaf Park
Located on the south side oI town
(across U.S. Highway 212). Oak LeaI
Park oIIers a wide assortment oI Iun
and games.
At the center is an outdoor Aquat-
ics Center. which opened in June
2000. The swimming pool Ieatures a
Ilume slide. diving board and kiddie
pool. It has added new pool 'toys¨
each year.
But Oak LeaI Park oIIers more.
Men`s slow-pitch. co-ed. women`s
and church soItball leagues keep the
park`s two lighted soItball Iields busy
most oI the summer.
The park sports one oI the state`s
Iiner amateur baseball parks in
Vollmer Field. It is the home oI the
1998 state champion Glencoe Brew-
ers town team plus Legion. VFW
and youth teams.
Vollmer Field has been selected
three times as host site Ior the Min-
nesota State Amateur Baseball Tour-
nament. the latest came in 2011. The
baseball Iield complex also includes
a cage Ior batting practice. a new
concession stand and grandstand.
Two sand volleyball courts. a Fris-
bee golI course. soccer Iields. basket-
ball court. horseshoe pits. large
playground area and a wildliIe sanc-
tuary are other Ieatured attractions at
Glencoe`s most popular city park.
Five picnic shelters are available to
rent. including the newly constructed
main shelter in the center oI the park.
Oak LeaI Park also oIIers a walk-
ing/biking trail extending south to
Hennepin Avenue and west to 1st
Street. New to the park is a Iishing
pond near BuIIalo Creek.
Oscar OIson Park
Another key recreational location
in Glencoe is Oscar Olson Sunrise
Park. located in the northeast corner
oI town. Oscar Olson Park Ieatures
soccer Iields. a skateboard park and a
shelter house with bathrooms.
Oscar Olson Park is iust one block
Irom Glencoe-Silver Lake High
Panther FieId House
The Panther Field House is at-
tached to the high school building.
Adiacent to the north is the school
district`s outdoor complex Ior sports
and physical education classes.
The Iield house has two Iull-sized.
reIurbished basketball courts. a
gymnastics gym. and weightroom.
The basketball courts double as ten-
nis and volleyball courts with eas-
ily-erectable nets available.
The Iitness area oIIers cardiovascu-
lar machines. as well as an ever-
growing selection oI Iree weights. A
1/8-mile. three-lane walking/running
track. which overlooks the gymna-
sium. is one oI the more popular Iea-
The Iield house oIIers volleyball
leagues. a batting cage and numerous
other activities organized by Glen-
coe-Silver Lake Community Educa-
tion. which has oIIices located within
the Iield house.
The high school`s indoor pool is
iust a short walk down a hallway
Irom the Iield house and also is open
to the public.
Both the Iield house and high
school have locker rooms available.
GSL sports complex
North oI the Iield house and high
school are some oI the newest recre-
ational Iacilities in Glencoe.
Stevens Seminary Stadium is the
showpiece oI the complex. The sta-
dium became the new home oI Glen-
coe-Silver Lake Iootball games in
September 2005. The stadium also
oIIers an all-weather track. with ad-
iacent areas Ior Iield events. South oI
the stadium are eight state-oI-the-art
tennis courts.
Still being Iully developed are sep-
arate Iields Ior baseball (2). soItball
(4) and soccer.
The tennis courts. Iinished in 1999.
are open to the public.
GIencoe Country CIub
The Glencoe Country Club pro-
vides area residents with an 18-hole
golI course Ilowing through 106
acres oI picturesque terrain in the
southeast corner oI Glencoe.
The course oIIers uninterrupted
play. a PGA golI proIessional. a driv-
ing range. putting green. group and
individual lessons. pro shop and ban-
quet Iacilities.
Outdoor skating rink
An ice rink in the BeihoIIer Lake
area at the end oI Greeley Avenue
opened in the winter oI 2000-01. The
complex includes a pleasure ice rink.
hockey rink. warming house and
sledding hill. The area is lit and bar-
riers are in place to protect the sled-
Lots of alternatives to enjoying Glencoe
The newest addition to the GIencoe Park system is the main
sheIter house at Oak Leaf Park that was buiIt this spring and
opened in time for GIencoe Days in June. 17
is dairy
June has been named
Dairy Month in Minnesota.
and many communities cel-
ebrate by dishing out dairy
products as a way to say
'thank you¨ to area`s dairy
producers and the impacts
those producers have on the
state economy.
That applies to the
McLeod County area as
well with communities like
Glencoe. Plato and Silver
Lake setting aside special
June days to honor the dairy
According to the Progres-
sive Dairymen and 2010
U.S. dairy statistics. Min-
nesota ranks sixth in the na-
tion in dairy production.
and second only to Wiscon-
sin in the Midwest region.
Dairy Princess KeIsey Buss was aII
smiIes as she dished out free ice
cream sundaes at GIencoe's Dairy
Dairy Princess and Ambassadors represent the McLeod County Dairy Association
at events throughout the year, Iike the one above at PIato's Dairy Day. Serving are
ambassadors Genna Jeurissen and Shannon Nix, and ejoying the service is Roger
Vergin of PIato.
McLeod County Dairy Princess and Ambassadors served ice cream
at the SiIver Lake Dairy Day. They incIude, from Ieft, Cheyenne
Schmidt, HaIey TempIin and KeIsey Buss. 21
By Christopher Sonju
GSL Superintendent
The Glencoe-Silver Lake Public
School District proudly serves pre-
school-aged children all the way to the
adult populations oI Biscay. Brown-
ton. Glencoe. New Auburn. Plato and
Silver Lake.
Consolidated in 1996 Irom the Ior-
mer Silver Lake and Glencoe School
Districts. and then again with the
McLeod West School District in 2009.
Glencoe-Silver Lake School District
No. 2859 provides a quality array oI
academic. co-curricular. extracurricu-
lar. social. recreational. and commu-
nity education programs and services
to 1.700 students in grades P-K 12.
The district`s grade levels are lo-
cated in Iour teaching/learning Iacili-
ties. Helen Baker Elementary School
(Glencoe) houses the district`s pre-
school and K 2 programs/grades.
while Lakeside Elementary School
(Silver Lake) serves all district stu-
dents in grades 3 6. Lincoln Junior
High School (Glencoe). grade 7 8
youngsters. and Glencoe-Silver Lake
High School (Glencoe). grade 9 12
students. are located on a common site
along with the multi-purpose Pan-
ther Field House and outdoor athletic
complex in northeast Glencoe.
The school district is governed by a
six-member School Board which
meets monthly (typically on the sec-
ond Monday) in the media center at
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School at
1825 16th St. East. Glencoe. School
Board meetings are web streamed via
the Internet at
Christopher Soniu is Glencoe-Silver
Lake School District`s Superintendent
oI Schools.
Glencoe-Silver Lake School Dis-
trict`s teaching. specialist. support.
and administrative staIIs are dedicated
to providing quality programs and
services to the communities` pre-
school. school-aged. and adult popula-
Frequent involvement in staII inser-
vice training and curriculum develop-
ment insures the school district`s staII
employs 'best instructional practices¨
and 'current curricular (subiect) con-
Providing instructional program
leadership in the school district are
Bill Butler. elementary school princi-
pal/child study coordinator; Paul
Sparby. GSL High School/Lincoln
Junior High School principal; Dan
Svoboda. K 12 assistant principal;
Michelle Wang. elementary assistant
principal; Kay Wilson. activities direc-
tor; Jan Mackenthun. director oI Early
Childhood/Family Education and
Learning Readiness; JeII Jenson. di-
rector oI technology and inIormation
systems. Tina Schauer. director oI
Community Education/Panther Field
House. and Michelle Sander is the dis-
trict`s business manager.
Glencoe-Silver Lake School District
No. 2859 provides an appealing array
oI program and service Ieatures. in-
cluding the availability oI school-aged
childcare; learning readiness and early
childhood/Iamily education program-
ming; all-day/every-day kindergarten;
striving Ior lower class sizes. and an
excellent number oI programs and
services at all organizational levels.
Course oIIerings at GSL High
School are Iound in 12 subiect matter
disciplines including agricultural edu-
cation. art. business. English. Iamily
and consumer science. industrial tech-
nology. mathematics. music. physical
education/health. science. social stud-
ies and world languages.
QualiIying students at the high
school level may participate in the
'College in the Classroom¨ courses
which oIIer dual (both high school and
college/university) credit and/or Ad-
GSL offers excellent opportunities
GSL boys’ track and fieId teams have won Wright County Conference team championships in six of the Iast seven
years. HurdIer DaIton CIouse (in purpIe) was a steady points maker for the 2012 team.
GSL Schools
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vanced Placement Classes (AP
The district also oIIers students a
progressive technology program.
which has recently incorporated iPads
into the elementary curriculum. Spe-
cialty programs are oIIered at Glen-
coe-Silver Lake to address special
circumstances. needs and interests oI
The district operates a comprehen-
sive. district-wide special education
program Ior students with a range oI
handicapping conditions. and a mi-
grant summer school program to ad-
dress the limited English proIiciency
oI select youngsters. Other programs
oIIered are: summer school. classroom
drivers` education; adult recreation oI-
Ierings. enrichment and training pro-
grams; and much more. Check the
GSL website at
Ior additional inIormation.
Extracurricular and co-curricular
programs and events. as well as a
broad range oI academic. club and
leadership competitions. enhance the
physical. intellectual and social devel-
opment oI the school district`s stu-
dents and provide abundant thrills Ior
loyal patrons. parents. staII. and stu-
The school district`s Iine arts pro-
gram (vocal and instrumental music.
art and dramatics) continue to be ex-
emplary. Every play. concert. or show
has people awed once again at the tal-
ent level oI GSL students.
This past year. GSL was represented
at state in a variety oI competitions
capping oII another successIul year
with students participating at the state
track meet our 4 x 400 meter relay
team brought home a gold medal.
GSL was also well represented by
students at the state tennis competi-
tion; at the state Science Fair. national
BPA (Business ProIessionals oI Amer-
ica) competition. the state Knowledge
Bowl competition. and in the Hen-
nepin Theatre Trust SpotLight pro-
GSL hosted the MSHSL Visual Arts
Festival this spring and had one stu-
dent go on to compete at the Min-
nesota State Visual Arts High School
The school district owns and oper-
ates the Panther Field House. a multi-
purpose Iacility which oIIers resident
membership in/access to an excellent
array oI Iitness equipment. walking
track. basketball courts. racquetball
court. weightliIting and other opportu-
nities. It is an excellent place where
both school and community beneIit.
Facilities proiects have been in the
works this summer. Overhauls include
repainting oI the entire Iield house and
the installation oI new wood gym per-
Iormance Iloors in Gyms 1 and 2.
Another overhaul will be windows
and doors on the Lincoln building.
Original windows Irom 1963 are
being replaced and updated. A new
rooI is going on over the two-story
section oI the Lincoln building.
Another maior overhaul will be the
windows and the doors on the north
entrance to the high school by the
back parking lot. Last year at this time
we completed the new steps. Phase II
is to remove and replace the doors and
windows which. again. are original
windows back to 1969.
The school district places a high
value on good citizenship and respect
by its students in our schools and in
our communities. All students are ex-
pected to represent their school. com-
munity. and Iamily in a positive
manner. Our students are the most im-
portant aspect oI our school. and we
are Iortunate to have great students
and Iamilies. We are also very thank-
Iul to have such a supportive school
community. The GSL school system is
a great place to learn. and we welcome
the opportunity to become even better.
GSL Schools
Continued from page 21
Fine arts and cIubs, whether drama performances (above), concerts, or sci-
ence fairs, are integraI parts of GSL's extracurricuIar offerings. 25
Jamie Alsleben
320 Edgewood Drive.
864-8242 (home)
Clark Christianson
310 Wacker Drive. Glencoe
864-6227 (home)
Gary Schreifels
1528 Judd Ave.. Glencoe
864-2770 (home)
Anne Twiss
208 W. 18th St.. Glencoe
864-3625 (home)
Kevin Kuester
13082 110th St.
864- 6477 (home)
Jason Lindeman
5650 Oday Ave..
328-5976 (home)
Chris Sonju, superintendent
Lincoln Jr. High School
Michelle Sander, business manager
Lincoln Jr. High School
Paul Sparby, principal
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School
Bill Butler, principal
Helen Baker Elementary
Michelle Wang,
assistant principal
Lakeside Elementary
Kay Wilson, activities director
864-2402 (high school)
Dan Pagel, Transportation
864-3032 (bus garage)
Tina Schauer, Community Education
Beth Petersen. Sharry Good. Jessica Kunkel. Veronica
Coates. Michael Maresh and Lisa Smith. Ex-oIIicio
members: Father Tony Stubeda. the school principal
Cathy Millerbernd and Mark Simons. religious educa-
tion director.
School principal. 864-3214
Central oIIice. 864-2499; Fax: 864-6320
High school. 864-2400; Fax: 864-6475
Activities line. 864-2444
Lakeside. 864-2500; Fax: 327-3122
Activities line. 864-2555
Lincoln Elementary. 864-2455; Fax: 864-2475
Attendance line. 864-2488
Helen Baker Elementary. 864-2666; Fax 864-2682
Attendance line. 864-2688
Glencoe-Silver Lake Community Education.
864-2960; Fax: 864-2695
Panther Field House. 864-2690; Fax: 864-2695
Early Childhood/Family Education. 864-2681
District School Nurse. 864-2604
School Counselor. 864-2406
School liaison oIIicer. 864-2473
Adult Farm Management. 864-2461; Fax: 864-2477
Food service director. 864-2412
GSL School District 2859
St. Pius X Catholic School
GSL School information
Day Board of Education
Amy Schwarzrock Lieske. chairman. Mary Lemke.
Julie Uecker. Tonya Christensen and Dawn Schauer.
Craig Kohls. principal. 864-3317
First Lutheran School
Evangelization & Catechist Committee
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Assembly of God
Crossroads Church
10478 Bell Ave.. Plato
Sunday worship. 10 a.m.
Scott and Heidi Forsberg. pastors
Berean Baptist
727 E. 16th St.. Glencoe
Johnathan Pixler. pastor
Sunday worship. June-August. 9:30
a.m.; September-May 10:20 a.m.
864-6113 or 864-3387 Ior women`s
Church of the Holy Family
712 W. Main. Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda. pastor
Saturday. 6:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses.
8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Phone: 327-2261
Church of St. Pius X
1014 Knight Ave.. Glencoe
Anthony Stubeda. pastor
Saturday Mass. 5 p.m.; Sunday Mass.
9:30 a.m. and Spanish Mass. 11:30 a.m.
Phone: 864-5162
St. Boniface Catholic
Sunday Mass. 9:15 a.m.
Faith Presbyterian
108 W. Main St.. Silver Lake
Sunday worship. 9:30 a.m.
327-2452 or 327-3102;
Lutheran - ELCA
(Evangelical Lutheran
Church of America)
Christ Lutheran
1820 N. Knight Ave.. Glencoe
Katherine Rood. pastor
Sunday worship. 9 a.m.
Immanuel Evangelical
336 8th Ave.. New Auburn
Bradley Danielson. pastor
Sunday worship. 9 a.m.
864-3561; immanuellc(
Grace Lutheran
8638 Plum Ave.. Brownton
Andrew Hermodson-Olsen. pastor
Sunday worship. 8:45 a.m.
St. Paul`s Lutheran
Robert Lehner. pastor
Sunday worship. 10 a.m.
St. Mathews Lutheran
Aaron Albrecht. part-time pastor
Worship. 10:15 a.m.
Lutheran - LCMS
(Missouri Synod)
First Evangelical Lutheran
925 E. 13th St.. Glencoe
Daniel Welch. senior pastor
Ronald L. Mathison. pastor
Sunday worship. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Spanish worship. 6 p.m.
e-mail: Iirstev.lcms(
Good Shepherd Lutheran
1407 Cedar Ave.. Glencoe
James Gomez. pastor
Matthew Harwell. director oI
Christian education
Sunday worship. 9 a.m.
864-6157; goodshepherdglencoe(;
St. 1ohn`s Lutheran
216 McLeod Ave. N.. Plato
Bruce Laabs. pastor
Sunday worship. 9 a.m.
238-2550; silplato(;
Immanuel Lutheran
700 Division St.. Brownton
R. Allan Reed. pastor
Sunday worship. 9 a.m.
Lutheran — WELS
St. 1ohn`s Evangelical Lutheran
4505 80th St.. Helen Township
Wisconsin Synod
Dennis Reichow. pastor
Sunday worship. 9 a.m.
Glencoe area churches
area churches
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First CongregationaI Church UCC is Iocated at1400 EIIiott Ave., GIencoe. 29
Amateur baseball
a proud tradition in
area's town teams
Brewers — Blue Jays — Bruins
Photos by Lee Ostrom and Lori Copler
Come summertime in Glencoe and
neighbors Plato (to the east) and Brownton
(to the west). the boys oI the local town
teams keep busy pitching balls and strikes.
Iielding grounders and Ily balls. and swat-
ting an occasional home run.
Indeed. the Glencoe Brewers. Plato Blue
Jays and Brownton Bruins have proud tra-
ditions in amateur baseball better
known as town ball. All three are members
oI the Crow River Valley League.
The Brewers whose home is pictur-
esque Vollmer Field have made seven
state tournament appearances since 1987.
including 1998 when they were Class C
state champions. Plato`s team which
plays its home games at Blue Jay Stadium
has participated in 10 state tournaments
since 1977. winning it all in 1996 and
2007. Brownton. at home in Barney Tad-
sen Field. has sent six teams to state tour-
naments and six men to the Minnesota
Baseball Hall oI Fame. (Glencoe also
boasts oI two hall members.)
Glencoe and Brownton were co-hosts
Ior the 2011 state tournament some-
thing they had previously done in the sum-
mer oI 1996.
PIato's Joe Nix deIivers another
RBI hit during a Jays’ victory over
rivaI GIencoe.
Brownton first baseman Matt Schwichtenberg stretches for a throw
from the Bruins' shortstop in a recent game against Green IsIe.
ABOVE: Glencoe’s Jaime
Paumen eyes his target as
he pushes off the sIab. This
Crow River VaIIey League
action took pIace in the sum-
mer of 2012 at the baIIpark in
New Germany.
Meet the local boys of summer 33
Because the iourney mat-
ters . Grand Meadows
Senior Living oI Glencoe
oIIers iust that; senior living
at its Iinest!
Grand Meadows opened
in August oI 2009 and pro-
vides seniors living in Glen-
coe and the surrounding
communities. numerous op-
tions to age in place. Grand
Meadows is a senior living
Iacility that oIIers independ-
ent living. assisted living.
memory and enhanced care
services. Independent liv-
ing is a wonderIul option
Ior seniors that want an as-
sortment oI activities. so-
cialization and
Those who are seeking
independent living can relax
and not have to worry about
snow removal. mowing
lawn. association dues or
keeping up with mainte-
nance. At Grand Meadows
this is all done Ior you.
Grand Meadows has un-
Iurnished one- or two-bed-
room apartments ranging
Irom 599 square Ieet to 959
square Ieet. Each apartment
comes with a Iull kitchen.
laundry room and one or
two bathrooms. All oI the
apartments are leased on a
30-day basis; there is no
lock-in contract.
There are many diIIerent
styles oI apartments to
choose Irom. Some have
French doors. balconies.
views oI the city. while oth-
ers oIIer a view oI Iarm-
Grand Meadows oIIers
many other amenities Ior
residents to enioy. such as: a
great room. community
lounge. coIIee shop. chapel.
game room. garages. stor-
age Iacilities. exercise
room. beautiIul sitting
areas. a pond and walking
paths around the building to
name a Iew.
Grand Meadows can ac-
commodate seniors with
medical needs. through our
assisted living services. As-
sisted living provides cares
and is not related to any cer-
tain apartment size or style.
The services oIIered can in-
clude housekeeping. med-
ication management.
assistance with dressing.
grooming. escorts. etc.
One oI the specialty serv-
ices Grand Meadows oIIers
is Memory and Enhanced
Care. which is Ior those that
have dementia and
Alzheimer`s disease and re-
quire assistance with trans-
Ierring via a mechanical liIt
system. This level oI care
provides specialized assis-
tance with the resident`s
emotional. physical. intel-
lectual. spiritual and cogni-
tive areas.
In addition. Grand Mead-
ows has apartments avail-
able Ior couples who would
like to stay living together.
even though they may have
diIIerent needs.
Grand Meadows has staII
on duty 24-hours a day.
seven days a week to help
with residents` needs.
The leadership team con-
sists oI the executive direc-
tor. registered nurse.
licensed practical nurses.
oIIice manager. community
liIestyle coordinator. dietary
manager. maintenance man-
ager and a chaplain.
The executive director
leads the team to strive Ior
excellence in all areas. The
registered nurse is on-call
24/7 to assist in handling
our residents` medical ques-
tions and cares.
The licensed practical
nurses work daily to ensure
saIety. trust and accounta-
bility in our services. The
oIIice manager is detailed.
organized and ensures
prompt service.
The community liIestyle
coordinator promotes inde-
pendence and vitality oI liIe
through a variety oI activi-
Grand Meadows is able to
promote a healthy balance
oI activities Ior residents`
emotional. physical. intel-
lectual. spiritual and cogni-
tive needs.
Residents are able to go
on outings in the commu-
nity. as well as out oI town.
with Grand Meadows` 13-
passenger bus.
The dietary manager
strives Ior balanced nutri-
tion. while oIIering the lux-
ury oI choices. Three
home-cooked meals are
served daily. which also in-
cludes a salad bar and
Last but not least. the
maintenance manager is
available to assist residents
with any issues in their
apartments. as well as over-
seeing the general mainte-
nance and upkeep oI the
building as a whole.
The chaplain oversees
twice-monthly worship
services and assists with the
spiritual needs oI residents.
Grand Meadows has
many wonderIul attributes
within a beautiIul building.
however. staII is most proud
oI the services they provide
to the wonderIul tenants
that live here and make up
the Grand Meadows` com-
Senior living at Grand Meadows
Grand Meadows Senior Living not onIy provides options for GIencoe area senior
citizens, it aIso provides empIoyment opportunities as weII.
36 2012-2013 Glencoe Area Guide Book
Glencoe Regional Health Services
has been part oI the local landscape
Ior more than 60 years. As the region
has grown. so have the Iacilities and
GRHS is a primary care health sys-
tem. oIIering patients quality. con-
venience and personal care all
within a Iew miles oI home.
Top-notch staII. modern medical
technology. excellent Iacilities and a
wide array oI medical resources make
GRHS the region`s best choice Ior
liIelong care.
GRHS oIIers comprehensive serv-
ices. including obstetrics/gynecology.
midwiIery. pediatric care. medical
and surgical care. intensive coronary
care. cardiac rehabilitation. physical
therapy. respiratory therapy. occupa-
tional therapy. diabetes counseling
and health education.
The campus in Glencoe Ieatures:
· GRHS` largest clinic.
· An inpatient hospital.
· Outpatient surgery Iacilities.
· A Level III trauma-designated
emergency department. staIIed 24
hours/day. 7 days/week.
· A 110-bed long-term care Iacility
(skilled nursing home).
· A 40-unit independent senior
housing complex. Orchard Estates.
In addition. there are clinics in the
communities oI Lester Prairie and
The medical staII includes: Obstet-
rics/gynecology specialist John Mark
Johnson. DO. FACOOG; pediatrician
Robert Zaiac. MD; Iamily medicine
specialists William Hammes. MD.
Kristine Knudten. MD. Amanda
Leino. MD. Laura Olson. MD. Bryan
Petersen. MD. William Phillips. MD.
John Tieben. MD. Douglas Wagoner.
MD and Christa Waymire. MD; inter-
nal medicine specialist Bryan Fritsch.
DO; general surgeons John Bergseng.
DO. FACOS. and Chad Robbins. DO;
FACOS; podiatrist Amie Scantlin.
DPM. MS. FACFAS; certiIied nurse
midwives Michelle Quale. CNM.
FNP-BC and Laurel McKeever.
CNM; physician assistants Curtis
Forst. MPA-C. and Kari Knodel Vet-
tel. MPAS-PAC. The Emergency De-
partment at GRHS is staIIed by
emergency medicine specialists
James Jessen. MD. and Timothy
Lane. MD.
The Glencoe clinic oIIers appoint-
ments on Saturday mornings and ex-
tended hours. until 7 p.m.. on
Mondays and Thursdays. The ap-
pointment scheduling line is open
Monday through Friday. Irom 7 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. so appointments can be
made with any provider at any clinic
location Irom the privacy oI home.
Interpreters are on staII to provide
conIidential assistance to Spanish-
speaking patients. For patients who
use American Sign Language. inter-
preters are available through a web-
based video service.
In 2010. the GRHS ambulance
service received Advanced LiIe Sup-
port certiIication through the state oI
Minnesota. Just this year. GRHS`
Level III Trauma Center designation
Irom the Minnesota State Trauma Ad-
visory Committee was renewed Ior
another three-year period.
The diabetes education program at
GRHS. under the direction oI certi-
Iied diabetes educators. is recognized
by the American Diabetes Associa-
tion Ior providing quality education.
Healthy Weighs. a program Ior chil-
dren who struggle with their weight.
teaches young people and their Iami-
lies healthy eating and exercise
GRHS also Ieatures a state-oI-the-
art birth center. Best Beginnings. Best
Beginnings blends modern amenities
and obstetrical technology with per-
sonal care. The mother can labor. de-
liver and recover all in one room.
Central Ietal monitoring equipment
allows the patient`s health care
provider and nursing staII to monitor
the mother`s labor process Irom any
GRHS offers top-notch care
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The main
entrance to the
hospitaI is on
the north side
of the buiIding,
which aIso is
the emergency
entrance. 39
Orchard Estates is an attractive apartment complex on
Ford Avenue which oIIers independent living Ior people
who are '55 and better.¨ Connected by an indoor walkway
to Glencoe Regional Health Services` long-term care Iacil-
ity. hospital and clinic. tenants have easy access to doctor
appointments. and the GRHS giIt shop and caIeteria.
Orchard Estates provides the community and activity that
is missing Ior some peo-
ple who live alone. Freed
Irom the hassles oI cut-
ting lawn. shoveling
snow. raking leaves and
other demanding home
maintenance chores. Or-
chard Estates tenants
have time to explore per-
sonal interests. pursue
interesting activities and
make new Iriends.
'It is so much Iun to
watch tenants discover
common interests. old
Iriends and connections
to their past.¨ says
Nancy ElleIson. Orchard
Estates apartment man-
ager. 'Our tenants and
staII become like Iamily.
We celebrate together.
worry about our neigh-
bors and Iriends. and
genuinely care about
each other.¨
Orchard Estates oIIers
spacious. well-designed
apartments in Iive diIIer-
ent one- and two-bed-
room Iloor plans. a
variety oI dining options.
social and recreational
opportunities and addi-
tional services Ior those
who request them. Rent
includes all utilities. television. activities. weekly light
housekeeping and maintenance. Heated garages are also
Designed with seniors in mind. the apartments have lower
windows Ior easy viewing. lower light switches and higher
electrical outlets Ior easier access. There is a controlled ac-
cess entrance Ior enhanced security and emergency pull
cords in the bedrooms and bathrooms. The building has a
sprinkler and alarm system Ior Iire protection. A guest room
allows Iamily members to visit overnight. close to their
loved ones.
Many proiects were undertaken in 2012. Painting the
commons areas oI Orchard Estates was completed early in
the year. New artwork and decorations were purchased. A
new Orchard Estates monument sign will be erected at the
entrance this summer. Landscaping oI the patio area and
Iront entrance will begin this Iall.
A lively monthly activity calendar oIIers opportunities Ior
Bingo. games. crossword
puzzles. trivia. parties.
reIreshments and card
'Not everyone wants
to participate in every-
thing. and that`s OK.¨
states Kim Witte. Or-
chard Estates activity co-
ordinator. 'We want our
tenants to participate in
the activities that they
A popular addition to
the activity calendar is
Nintendo Wii bowling.
'Even tenants who don`t
want to bowl enioy
watching and cheering
on their Iriends.¨ Witte
'There isn`t a typical`
Orchard Estates tenant¨
ElleIson notes. 'Our ten-
ants range in age Irom 65
to 98. Irom those who
spend all their time here
to those we only see on
their way going out or
coming back!¨
ConnectCare. a
Medicare certiIied home
health care agency. pro-
vides additional services
such as medication re-
minders and bathing as-
sistance. Ior tenants who request it.
Orchard Estates is registered with the Minnesota Depart-
ment oI Health as a Housing with Services provider and has
adopted the Aging Services oI Minnesota`s Housing with
Services Code oI Ethics. The Code oI Ethics demonstrates
to the public that they can count on providers oI older adult
services to hold themselves accountable Ior the quality oI
inIormation and services they provide.
For more inIormation about Orchard Estates. visit their
Website at and click on the Senior
Services link.
Orchard Estates offers independent
living options for its senior citizens
Orchard Estates is Iocated in GIencoe on Ford Avenue.
40 2012-2013 Glencoe Area Guide Book
Pryor Place. 1524 E. 13th St. six
units. Iive two-bedrooms; one-bed-
room; (garages extra). Call 952-466-
Northwood Apartments. 1413 E.
16th St.. 864-5877 39 units. (some
qualiIy Ior rental assistance) one-bed-
room apartments; two-bedroom (no as-
sistance); and three-bedroom
Town Edge Estates. 1710 Newton
Ave. and 1720 Newton Ave.. Curtis
and Twyla Christian. 864-5338 42
low-income units (eight one-bed-
rooms; 22 two-bedrooms; and 12
three-bedrooms; (20 garages avail-
Morningside Meadows I. 2505 E.
11th St.. Mike Gavin. 864-5142 12
units. 1 one-bedroom. 11 two-bed-
rooms. (8 garages).
Morningside Meadows II. 1206
Baldwin Ave.. Mike Gavin. 864-5142
12 units. 7 two-bedrooms. 1 one-
bedroom (8 garages).
Morningside Meadows III. 1214
Baldwin Ave.. Mike Gavin. 864-5142
18 units. 11 two-bedroom; 7 one-
Park Place. 2204 E. 14th St.. John
Korngiebel. 587-2483 16 units
(low income).
513 E. 13th Street. Norma Dahl.
864-3538 4 units. all two-bed-
1110 Armstrong Avenue 4 units.
3 two-bedroom; 1 one-bedroom. Call
Mike Gavin. 864-5142.
1605 E. 1st Street. John Doidge.
864-3447 4-plex with two bed-
rooms each.
806 N. Pleasant Avenue. John
Doidge. 864-3447 Duplex with two
bedrooms each.
831 Greeley Avenue. Chris D. Eu-
rich. 864-6390 4 units. 3 one-bed-
rooms and 1 two-bedroom.
Tall Oaks Properties. 1103 E. 14th
Street 6 units. 5 one-bedroom and
1 eIIiciency. Call 952-955-1889.
Town and Country Properties.
2103 E. 9th Street 12 units and 10
garages. 10 two-bedrooms and 2 one-
bedroom. Call 952-442-4325.
1&C Cardinal Properties. 908
Pleasant Ave.. 864-9974 4 units.
two bedrooms.
Beihoffer Lake Apartments. 715
Greeley Ave.. John Korngiebel. 320-
587-2483 8 units. Fee based on in-
Colonial Apartments. 1805 E. 10th
St.. Michael Gavin. 864-5142 8
units. 7 two-bedroom; 1 eIIiciency.
Glenhurst Apartments. 515 Abby
Lane. Sylvan Becker. 864-4393. 12
West Court Apartments. 908 Rus-
sell Ave.. Mike Gavin. 864-5142 8
units. all two-bedroom.
East Court Apartments. 915
Stevens Ave.. Mike Gavin. 864-5142
8 units. 7 two-bedroom; 1 one-bed-
room (8 garages).
Millie Beneke Manor. 1319 Gree-
ley Ave.. 864-5282 41 units oI sub-
sidized elderly housing.
1419 E. 15th St.. Tom Dressel. 864-
3629 six units.
1108 Hennepin Ave.. Bill Gould.
864-4412 6 units.
Orchard Estates. 1900 Ford Ave..
864-3559. Nancy ElleIson 40 units.
(senior living).
Kestral Park Townhomes. 2401 E.
14th St.. 864-4869 12 units. two-
bedroom; three-bedroom.
County HRA townhomes. 1402-
1432 Morningside Drive. 320-235-
8637 40 units.
W.1. Apartments. Plato Iour-
plex. all one-bedroom.
1.S. Apartments. Plato duplex.
Rental units in Glencoe area
Town's Edge Estates is Iocated on Newton Avenue. 41
4-H CIubs
Jill Grams
McLeod County Extension.
AIcohoIics Anonymous
Christ Lutheran Church. Wednesdays
at 8:30 p.m.; Sundays. 8 p.m.
First Congregational Church. Thurs-
days. 8 p.m.
First Congregational Church. Thurs-
days. 8 p.m.
American Legion
Post 95
Al Gruenhagen. 864-3623
American Legion Aux. 95
Jan Breyer. 864-3631
Boy Scouts
Russell Bass. 864-5353
Brownton Lions CIub
Kevin Norby. 328-5594
Brownton Rod & Gun CIub
Brownton Women's CIub
Conservation Partners of
Dave Sell. 864-6324
Crow River Habitat for
Crow River Sno-Pros
SnowmobiIe CIub
Cub Scouts
David SwiIt. 864-6188
Diabetes Support Group
Glencoe Regional Health Services.
864-3121. extension 348
GirI Scouts
Penny Verdeck. 320-223-0502
GIencoe Area Chamber of
Dan Ehrke. 864-3650
GIencoe Community Garden
Julie. 864-3899
GIencoe Karate CIub
Lisa Bohnert. 864-2690
GIencoe Knights of CoIumbus
St. Pius X Catholic Church. 864-5162
GIencoe Lions CIub
P.O. Box 54; 864-6871
GIencoe Performing Artists Series
Anne Rudy. 864-7633
GIencoe Rotary CIub
Shawn Knorr. 864-3129
GIencoe Senior Citizens
Glencoe City Center senior citizens
room. 864-5586
GIencoe-SiIver Lake Art CIub
Shanda Landes. 864-2438
GIencoe-SiIver Lake FFA
Megan Nelson. 864-2429
GIencoe SoftbaII Association
President. Lisa Alsleben. 320-420-
2622; treasurer/secretary. Joyce Teu-
bert. 320-510-3154
GIencoe Sportsmen CIub
Terry Buska. 864-5410
GIencoe Study CIub
President Mary Jo SchimelpIenig. 864-
Gopher Campfire
24718 County Road 7. Hutchinson;
Phone: 320-587-4868
High IsIand Lake
Conservation CIub
President Wayne Schultz. 864-3815
Kids Against Hunger
LittIe Crow Riders SaddIe CIub
Major Avenue Hunt CIub
11721 Maior Ave.. Glencoe. 864-
McLeod AIIiance for Victims
of Domestic VioIence
P.O. Box 393. Hutchinson; 320-
234-7933. 800-934-0851
McLeod Fish & WiIdIife
Dave Dammann. 864-4961
McLeod County HistoricaI
Hutchinson. 320-587-2109
Minnesota Button Box/
Concertina CIub
Jeannie Enabnit. 864-7669
Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesdays. Brownton Community
Center. 7 p.m.; Saturdays. 1820
Knight Ave.. Glencoe. 7 p.m.
Panther Booster CIub
Glencoe-Silver Lake High
School. 864-2690
Parkinson's Disease
Support Group
Roger Schultz. 864-5451
Retired Educators
President Charlotte Dittmer
Shady Lane Sportsmen CIub
Glencoe; 864-3936
Stewart Lions CIub
Carmen Forcier. 864-6095; Thursdays.
Christ Lutheran Church. 5:15 p.m.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
5102 and AuxiIiary
Clubs, organizations in Glencoe area
In 2010, the Crow River Chapter of Habitat For Hu-
manity compIeted its Iatest home at the corner of
13th Street and Knight Avenue. 43
By 1ackee Fountain
Head Librarian
The Glencoe Public Library strives
to improve its services to the citizens
oI Glencoe and surrounding communi-
ties. Programs continue to change and
increase. Currently. there are the Mys-
tery and Luncheon Book Clubs. II pa-
trons would like to belong to a book
club. please talk with a librarian. Other
adult programs include the Winter
Reading Program. Sen-
ior SurI computer
classes and author talks.
The library oIIers sev-
eral library programs Ior
children. as well. The
Glencoe Library is part
oI the collaboration
among Glencoe ECFE
(Early Childhood Fam-
ily Education). Glencoe
Silver Lake School Dis-
trict. and the Brownton
Public Library to pres-
ent '1.000 Books Be-
Iore Kindergarten¨ to
Iamilies with children 0
to 5 years.
The Glencoe Library
also holds Saturday pre-
school story time Irom
10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m..
giving parents a chance
to visit the library on the
weekend and help their
child choose books.
Other children programs include:
Summer Reading Program. Children`s
Book Week. National Library Week.
Christmas Holly Days event. Spring
Tea Party. and Legacy programs
throughout the year.
The Glencoe Library`s Youth Advi-
sory Committee continues to provide
events Ior teens in the summer. as well
as during Teen Tech Week in the Iall.
Some Iuture proiects include a teen
book club and hosting monthly activi-
ties Ior teens and children. The YAC
also provides services to some oI the
young children`s events. II interested
visit with Miss Gabby. GPL`s Youth
To help with increasing services. the
Glencoe Library will be using the
newly renovated library activity room.
The space. located on the east side oI
the library. next to the children`s sec-
tion is planned to be completed in Au-
gust. Renovation will keep the space
oI the 1932 room with a small stage
area by opening the room to the origi-
nal size. keep original wood Iloor. and
add a proiection screen.
The library activity room is a proiect
oI the Friends oI the Glencoe Library
Iunded by the generous trust giIt oI
Geraldine Tews.
Mrs. Tews was a community-minded
citizen and wanted the Glencoe Li-
brary to continue to serve Glencoe
with special programs. adding more
books to its collections. and help Iund
technology and history Ior the library.
Future proiects and giIts to the library
will be provided by the Tews Trust.
The Friends oI the Glencoe Library
is a non-proIit organization which pro-
vides the Glencoe Library with books
and materials. sponsored programs.
Iundraising events Ior the community.
and opportunities Ior patrons to get to-
gether and support the library. To ioin
and attend the Friends oI the Glencoe
Library meetings and events call the li-
brary. check the Glencoe Library web-
site. or visit with any Friend member.
Your time and giIts will enhance the li-
brary now and in the Iuture.
The Glencoe Library is always
adding new materials to its collections.
The latest novels and non-Iiction
books in history and health are popular
with patrons. The audiobook collection
continues to grow and CD donations
are always accepted.
The E-books. electronic books. are
used oIten. The E-book collection is
provided by the Pioneerland Library
System. which Glencoe Library is a
branch member. Pa-
trons need a Pioneer-
land Library System
card and an electronic
device to use the E-
books. Classes and
procedure handouts
are available at the li-
The library also ac-
cepts DVDs to add to
the video collection.
Most recent movies.
especially Ior chil-
dren. are a welcomed
donation. The library
staII is gathering in-
Iormation and proce-
dures to also add
music CDs to the
media collections.
Storage and barcod-
ing costs need to be
addressed next.
Music CDs. which
are new or almost
new. with no scratches. are also wel-
come donations. Just another im-
provement to services the Glencoe
Library oIIers its patrons.
The Glencoe Library has an adult
reading area with a magazine collec-
tion nearby. a study room. study and
quiet reading spaces. a conIerence
room. and an ongoing book sale room.
Other services provided are 14 pub-
lic computers. an express 15-minute
computer. online library catalog com-
puters. Iax. printer and copy Iacilities.
and Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the
entire building.
Visit the Glencoe Library`s website
Ior more inIormation on upcoming
programs. as well as staII book selec-
tions. Check out the Glencoe Library
on Facebook.
Library strives to improve its services
Story time at the pubIic Iibrary is a popuIar activity at the GIencoe
Library as Gabby Fountain, youth Iibrarian reads a book. 45
Cindy Schultz. county
OIIice: 864-1210
LynnEtte Schrupp.
OIIice: 864-1216
Scott Rehmann.
county sheriff
OIIice: 864-1350
Michael K. 1unge.
county attorney
OIIice: 864-1265
2010 population. 36.651
Countv seat. Glencoe
Courthouse Telephone. 320-864-5551
Size. 503 square miles; 311.388 acres
Township roads. 465.35 miles
Countv roads. 401
State highwavs. 102 miles
Townships. 14 (Glencoe. Helen. Bergen.
Acoma. Rich Valley. Collins. Sumter.
Round Grove. Penn. Lynn. Hassan Val-
ley. Hutchinson. Hale and Winsted.)
Cities. 9 (Glencoe. Hutchinson. Brown-
ton. Stewart. Silver Lake. Biscay. Plato.
Winsted and Lester Prairie).
Ray Bayerl.
1st District
20778 Cable Ave..
Lester Prairie
Kermit Terlinden.
2nd District
1112 14th St..
Paul Wright.
3rd District
15215 County Road 7.
Sheldon Nies.
4th District
1118 S. JeIIerson St..
Beverly Wangerin.
5th District
817 Colorado St. NW.
Elected county officials
McLeod County District Court judges
McLeod County
Board of commissioners
Michael Savre
OIIice: 864-1281
Terry Conkel
OIIice: 864-1281
Patrick Melvin. county administrator
OIIice: 864-1363. Glencoe
Karen Messner. court administrator
OIIice: 864-1285. Glencoe
Dr. Quinn Strobl. county coroner
Midwest Forensic Pathology
OIIice: 763-323-6400. Ramsey
JeII Rausch. county surveyor
OIIice: 587-4789. Hutchinson
Gary Sprynczynatyk. social services direc-
OIIice: 864-1395. Glencoe
John Brunkhorst. county highway engineer
OIIice: 484-0234. Hutchinson
Sue Schulz. county assessor
OIIice: 864-1255. Glencoe
James Lauer. veterans oIIicer
OIIice: 864-1268. Glencoe
Kevin Mathews. emergency services direc-
OIIice: 864-1339. Glencoe
Nathan Winter. county extension educator
OIIice: 484-4303. Hutchinson
Jill Grams. 4-H coordinator
OIIice: 484-4305. Hutchinson
Allan Koglin. agricultural inspector
OIIice: 484-4307. Hutchinson
Kathy Nowak. public health director
OIIice: 864-1373. Glencoe
Ed Homan Jr.. solid waste director
OIIice: 484-4316. Hutchinson
Allan Koglin. parks superintendent
OIIice: 484-4307. Hutchinson
Wayne RosenIeld. buildings supervisor
OIIice: 864-1221. Glencoe
Larry Gasow. zoning administrator
OIIice: 864-1218. Glencoe
Roger Berggren. environmentalist
OIIice: 864-1214. Glencoe
InIormation systems
OIIice: 864-1325. Glencoe
Appointed office heads
46 2012-2013 Glencoe Area Guide Book
Those traveling McLeod County
roads will notice not only road surIace
improvements including County
Road 2 between Glencoe and Silver
Lake and County Road 23 in and near
Lester Prairie but several saIety im-
provements as well.
The County Highway Department has
captured some Iederal saIety improve-
ment program dollars to install intersec-
tion lighting in over 20 locations
throughout the county. and Ilashing stop
signs in others to help improve saIety at
busy rural intersections.
This year. the county is undertaking
proiects which will replace intersection
traIIic-control signs with newer. more
visible ones. and the painting oI road
striping in several areas. including some
'Stop Ahead¨ pavement messages.
The county also will be Iinishing its
intersection lighting proiects.
The next saIety improvement proiect
will be the 2013 installation oI a 'round-
about¨ intersection at County State Aid
Highway (CSAH) 115 and Highway 15.
iust south oI Hutchinson near the air-
The Minnesota Department oI Trans-
portation (MnDOT) is planning to resur-
Iace Highway 15 Irom Highway 212 to
Hutchinson during the 2013 construc-
tion season.
Highway 15`s intersection with
CSAH 115 has been prone to a great
number oI vehicle crashes resulting in
serious and liIe-threatening iniuries.
In order to help lessen the chances oI
crashes at the site. McLeod County ap-
plied Ior and was awarded Iederal
highway saIety improvement dollars to
install the roundabout. which will be the
third such intersection in the county.
Other county road proiects are slated
Ior 2012. including:
· New pavement Ior CSAH 3 Irom
Highway 22 to County Road 72. north
oI Glencoe. a 5.1-mile proiect.
· New overlay on CSAH 33 Irom
Morningside Avenue in Glencoe to
CSAH 1 south oI Glencoe. a two-mile
· Proiects outside oI the Glencoe area
include work in the cities oI Stewart and
Lester Prairie. and work north oI Silver
Lake on CSAH 2.
Radio project
Not so visible to county residents. but
vital to public saIety. is a communica-
tions upgrade Ior emergency services.
including the sheriII`s department. mu-
nicipal police departments. Iire depart-
ments and public works departments.
The proiect. also known as the
ARMER (Allied Radio Matrix Ior
Emergency Response) or 800-mega-
hertz radio system. is driven in part by
a mandate by the Federal Communica-
tions Commission (FCC) to move emer-
gency services communication Irom
broadband (to Iree up space on the
broadband system) to narrow-band.
But the change also will allow greater
inter-operability between various agen-
cies in the event oI a maior catastrophe
in which a wide variety oI emergency
personnel are utilized. A prime example
oI how well that inter-operability
worked was in the response to the I-35
bridge collapse in Minneapolis in 2007.
which involved personnel at the local.
county and state levels.
The Iederal government has mandated
that local agencies be on the narrowband
system by January 2013; the county
hopes to be operational on the ARMER
system in October 2012.
Safety drives county projects
McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann showed off the
new upgrade of his department's communication sys-
tem. The upgrades are part of the ARMER (AIIied Radio
Matrix for Emergency Response) project that integrate
communications among the various poIice, fire and
pubIic works departments in the area. ARMER is a fed-
eraI mandated program. 47
Board of Adjustment: Franklin Boller.
Hutchinson; Ron Mickolicek. Silver Lake;
Leslie Engelmann. Plato; Robert Doerr.
Stewart; Curtis Carrigan. Brownton.
Board of Health: County commission
ers Ray Bayerl. Kermit Terlinden. Paul
Wright. Sheldon Nies and Bev Wangerin.
Buffalo Creek Watershed: Donald Bel
ter. Glencoe; Corey Henke. Stewart; Larry
Phillips. Glencoe; Charles Kubesh. BuIIalo
Lake; Scott Lang. BuIIalo Lake.
Crow River 1oint Powers Board:
McLeod County Commissioners Ray Bay
erl and Paul Wright. Meeker County Com
missioner Ron Kutzke. Renville County
Commissioner Paul SetzepIandt. Hennepin
County Commissioner JeII Johnson. Pope
County Commissioner Randy Shaw.
Wright County Commissioner Jack
Russek. Carver County Commissioner Tim
Lynch. Kandiyohi Commissioner Dennis
Peterson. Sibley County Commissioner
Charles Woehler. Stearns County Commis
sioner Don Otto.
Ditch inspectors: Commissioner Ray
Bayerl. District 1; Roger Berggren. Dis
tricts 2. 3. 4. 5.
Extension committee: Rachel Stender
and Alyssa Sims. youth representatives;
Neal DeMars. Lester Prairie; Tom Maiers.
Stewart; JeII Jensen. Hutchinson; Lynette
Dammann. Plato; Sara Anderson. Hutchin
son; Marian Filk. Hutchinson; Cindy
Schultz. county auditor/treasurer; commis
sioners Paul Wright and Bev Wangerin.
High Island Watershed managers:
Leonard Eibs. Henderson; Herman Miller.
Brownton; Orville Polzin. Gaylord; Verne
Schlueter. Arlington; Dwight Swanson.
Hector; commissioner Paul Wright.
McLeod County HRA: Frank Fay.
Hutchinson; James Mills. Hutchinson;
Charles Lemke. Glencoe; James Lindeman.
Brownton; Dorothy Merrill. Silver Lake;
Chris Schwegler. Hutchinson; Commis
sioner Sheldon Nies.
Individual Septic Treatment Systems
(ISTS): Commissioner Ray Bayerl; Curtis
Carrigan. Brownton; Herman Miller.
Brownton; Mark Johnson. Plato; Robert
Billiet. Hutchinson; Donald Albrecht.
Brownton; Robert Heil. Brownton;
William Hard. Hutchinson; Nathan Winter.
Extension agent; Roger Berggren. environ
mentalist; Larry Gasow. zoning administra
tor; Mary Creech. environmental
Public Health Advisory: Chris Soniu.
Glencoe; Barb Max. Hutchinson;
Genevieve Lhotka. Silver Lake; Joan
Ewald. Hutchinson; Dr. Catherine McGin
nis. Hutchinson; Commissioners Sheldon
Nies and Bev Wangerin.
McLeod For Tomorrow Steering
Committee: Commissioner Kermit Terlin
den; Pat Melvin. county administrator;
Mary Jo Wieseler. county human re
McLeod Soil & Water Conservation
District: Charles Mathews. Glencoe;
Roger Schultz. Glencoe; Jeremy Bolland.
Brownton; John Adamek. Hutchinson; and
Mark Schnobrich. Hutchinson.
McLeod Treatment Program Inc: Glo
ria Hilgers. Glencoe; Gerard StiIter. Win
sted; Barbara Mathwig. Brownton; Linda
Aaberg. Victoria; Joseph Neubauer.
Hutchinson; Shirley Nowak. Glencoe;
Commissioners Ray Bayerl and Paul
Noxious weeds appeal committee:
Michael A. Laxen. Winsted; commission
ers Paul Wright. Sheldon Nies. Ray Bayerl.
Kermit Terlinden and Bev Wangerin.
Parks commission: Doug Kenning.
Hutchinson; Doug Krueger. Glencoe;
Jerome Thiemann. Winsted; Dan Rickert.
Brownton; Commissioner Sheldon Nies.
Tom Prieve. Hutchinson; .
Planning Advisory Commission: Her
man Miller. Brownton; Curtis Carrigan.
Brownton; Mark Johnson. Plato; William
Hard. Hutchinson; commissioner Ray Bay
erl; Larry Gasow. zoning administrator.
Solid waste advisory committee: Kathy
Nowak. public health; John Brunkhorst.
highway engineer; Grant Knutson.
Hutchinson; JeII Bertram. West Central
Sanitation; Bill Arndt. Hutchinson; Gary
SchreiIels. Glencoe public works director;
Greg Revering. Waste Management. Inc.;
Mark Reinert. Spruce Ridge Resource
Management; Gary Plotz. Hutchinson;
Arlen Aas. Seneca; Fred Prieve. Brownton;
Darrell Hoekstra. Winsted; Arleen Vee.
MPCA; Kerry Venier. Silver Lake; Sarah
Young. solid waste coordinator; Ed
Homan. solid waste administrator; Darren
Gores. 3M Company; Robert Anderson.
township association; Jaclyn Gehrke.
school representative; Richard Smith; com
missioners Sheldon Nies. Ray Bayerl. Bev
Wangerin. Kermit Terlinden and Paul
Wright; Cindy Schultz. auditor treasurer;
and Pat Melvin. county administrator.
Trailblazer Transit 1oint Powers
Board: McLeod County Commissioners
Ray Bayerl. Sheldon Nies and Kermit Ter
linden; and Sibley County Commissioners.
Jim Swanson and Bill Pinske.
Water planning task force: Herman
Miller. Brownton; Ryan Freitag. Glencoe;
Skip Quade. Hutchinson; Virgil Voigt.
Hutchinson; Robert Anderson. Hutchinson;
Donald Albrecht. Brownton; Corey Henke.
Stewart; Tom Fischer. BWSR; Clayton
Schmitz. conservationist; Lee Sundmark.
DNR; Nathan Winter. Extension; Kathy
Nowak. public health; commissioner Paul
Wright; Roger Berggren. environmentalist;
Larry Gasow. zoning administrator; Mary
Creech. environmental technologist; Grant
Knutson. Hutchinson.
Wetlands technical advisory commit-
tee: John Brunkhorst. highway engineer;
Jeremy Maul. BWSR; Roger Berggren. en
vironmentalist; Ryan Freitag. SWCD; Her
man Miller. Brownton; Grant Knutson.
Hutchinson; Commissioner Paul Wright;
Nathan Winter. Extension; Cindy Schultz.
county auditor; Skip Quade. Hutchinson;
Corey Henke. BuIIalo Creek Watershed;
Clayton Schmitz. conservationist; Lee
Sundmark. DNR; and Virgil Voigt.
McLeod County committees, commissions
McLeod County Courthouse, Iocated on 11th Street in GIencoe. 51
The McLeod County park system
oIIers services Ior everyone Irom an
occasional picnic to a Iull-blown
camping and Iishing trip.
There are six parks in the system.
Two oI those Lake Marion Park
and Piepenburg Park oIIer camp-
ing. public boat landings. volleyball
courts. soItball Iields. picnic shelters.
showers and other amenities.
Lake Marion Park is located on
the northeast corner oI Lake Marion.
north and west oI Brownton. It is
served by U.S. Highway 15 and lo-
cated about 12 miles west oI Glen-
coe. Those coming Irom Glencoe can
reach the lake by driving west on
County Road 3.
The 86-acre park opened in the
spring oI 1981. The land. which was
Iormerly home to one oI the larger
mink ranches in the United States.
was bought in 1975.
The Iacilities available include two
picnic shelters and grills. a one-mile
hiking trail. a beach (no liIeguard on
duty). a Iishing pier. boat landing.
main shower building. camper dump
station. playground equipment. vol-
leyball pit and a soItball Iield. Also.
in season. there are groomed cross-
country ski trails.
Lake Marion Park oIIers campers
36 RV sites and 14 tent sites.
There are many campsites avail-
able. Fees Ior campers who require
electrical service are $25 a day. $132
per week or $456 a month.
Fees Ior campers who do not re-
quire electrical service are $18 a day
(per tent). $90 a week. or $307 a
There is an additional cost Ior air
conditioning hookups and use oI the
camper dumping station.
To make camping reservations.
contact caretaker Patricia Carey at
11655 State Highway 15. Brownton.
MN 55312. 320-328-4479. The
camping area is open May 1 to Oct.
There is a $35 Iee to reserve a park
shelter at any oI the county parks.
Contact the McLeod County Parks
OIIice. 320-484-4334. to make reser-
On the south edge oI Lake Marion
County parks offer recreation options
Located 3 miIes northwest of SiIver Lake aIong County Road 16, Swan
Lake Park offers a picnic sheIter, fishing pier, griIIs, open-space activi-
ties, nature traiI, duck pond, Iarge stand of spruce trees and groomed
cross-country ski traiIs on its 82 acres.
is the Brownton Rod & Gun Club.
which oIIers a boat landing. a picnic
and beach area. plus a concession
stand. Each Friday night at the club-
room. there is a steak and pork chop
Piepenburg Park is located on
the southeast corner oI Belle Lake.
From Hutchinson. go north on High-
way 15 to County Road 60. turn west
and continue Ior 5 miles.
The park Ieatures two picnic shel-
ters with grills. a red rock trail. a
beach (no liIeguard on duty). a boat
landing. a Iishing pier. a main
shower building. a camper dumping
station. natural prairie. playground
equipment and horseshoe pits. vol-
leyball court and soItball Iield.
The Iees Ior camping and the park
shelter are the same as Ior Lake Mar-
ion Park. To make reservations. con-
tact Merle and Ethel Olson. 21104
Belle Lake Road. Hutchinson. MN
55350. 320-587-2082.
Reservations Ior the park shelters
at Piepenburg may be made by con-
tacting the county parks oIIice.
Buffalo Creek Park. three miles
southeast oI Glencoe (near the air-
port). is a little more than 45 acres
and Ieatures a picnic shelter with ta-
bles and grills. playground equip-
ment. open space activities. nature
trail. duck pond. and a large stand oI
spruce trees.
Swan Lake Park is located three
miles northwest oI Silver Lake on
County Road 16 and is 82 acres in
size. It Ieatures a picnic shelter. Iish-
ing pier. grills. open space activities.
nature trail. duck pond. and a large
stand oI spruce trees.
William May Park is located
three miles east oI Winsted oII oI
County Road 85. Seventy-one acres
in size. it Ieatures a picnic shelter. ta-
bles. grills. nature trail and a large
stand oI maple trees.
Stahl`s Lake Park is located 6 1/2
miles northwest oI Hutchinson and is
127 acres in size. It Ieatures a picnic
shelter. tables. grills. a boat tile con-
necting French Lake to Stahl`s Lake.
a nature trail. a duck pond. a tree
nursery and groomed cross country
ski trails.
The hours at all the parks are Irom
8 a.m. to sunset.
For additional inIormation. contact
the McLeod County Parks OIIice lo-
cated at the county Iairgrounds in
Hutchinson. 320-484-4334.
Swan Lake Park 53
The origins of the names of town-
ships in McLeod Countv as taken from
page 317 of the Minnesota Historical
Societv Collections. Jol. 17-1902.
Glencoe Valley in Scotland
where McDonald clan was massacred.
Hassan (Valley) Indian word
haza or hahzah meaning sugar. maple
sap or sweet iuice. South branch oI the
Crow River was called Hassan River.
Acoma Named Ior a Pueblo vil-
lage in New Mexico by Dr. Kennedy.
Bergen Named Ior city oI that
name in Norway.
Biscay Named Ior Bay oI Biscay
bordering France and Spain.
Brownton The town site was the
Iormer Iarm oI Alonzo Brown.
Collins Named aIter an early set-
tler by that name.
Hale Either named Ior an early
settler by that name or Ior a prominent
statesman by that name.
Helen WiIe oI SheriII Armstrong
and Iirst white woman to settle in that
Hutchinson Group oI singers
who Iounded the town.
Lester Prairie For John Lester
on whose Iarmstead the town began in
Lynn Town in Massachusetts.
Penn By Germans Irom Pennsyl-
Plato Named Ior Greek philoso-
pher Plato.
Rich Valley For its rich soil.
Round Grove For a large grove
oI trees in that vicinity.
Stewart For Iounder Dr. D.A.
Sumter AIter Fort Sumter.
Winsted AIter Winsted. Con-
How McLeod County townships were named
Acoma Township (587-6471): Cor-
rinne Schlueter. clerk; Gary Graham.
treasurer; Eugene HoII. Lynn Splittger-
ber and Larry Karg. supervisors. Meet-
ings: Second Thursday.
Bergen Township (395-0173): Amy
Meyer. clerk; Angela Leverich. treas-
urer; Albert Teubert. Sheldon Ehrke and
Francis Burch. supervisors. Meetings:
Second Thursday.
Collins Township (562-2567): Alan
Fredrickson. clerk; Daniel Benson.
treasurer; Grant Hatten. James
Friedrichs and Jay Reiner. supervisors.
Meetings: Second Tuesday.
Glencoe Township (864-3584):
Loren Mackenthun. clerk; Bruce
Bargmann. treasurer; James Hueser.
Duane Haag and John Albers. supervi-
sors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Hale Township (327-2538): Tammy
StiIter. clerk; Colleen Kaczmarek. treas-
urer; Clarence Juncewski. Roger Pokornowski and Ron Mick-
olichek. supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Hassan Valley Township (587-6055): Robert E. Anderson.
clerk; Joan Harren. treasurer; Garrett Luthens. Steve Reiner
and Randy KirchhoII. supervisors. Meetings: Second Tues-
Helen Township (238-2460): Sharon Dummer. clerk;
Tammy S. Mathews. treasurer; Rodney Mathews. Mark John-
son and Leslie Engelmann. supervisors. Meetings: Second
Hutchinson Township (587-9431): John C. Gregor. clerk;
Marlys Swenson. treasurer; Brent Uecker. Jon Christensen
and David Ondracek. supervisors. Meetings: Second Thurs-
Lynn Township (587-2746): Cheryl Bleil. clerk; Bernice
Baumetz. treasurer; Doug Johnson. Corey Henke and Paul
Merkins. supervisors. Meetings: First Tuesday.
Penn Township (328-5375): Donald R. Albrecht. clerk;
David E. Schuch. deputy clerk; Veryl Becker. treasurer; Kevin
Lindeman. deputy treasurer; Lester Lindeman. Wilbert Hahn
and Rodney Wendlandt. supervisors. Meetings: Second Mon-
Rich Valley Township (864-6647): Theresa A. Rusten.
clerk; Faye Bruckshen. treasurer; Donald Lhotka. Jim Popelka
and Bob Novak. supervisors. Meeting: Second Wednesday.
Round Grove Township (328-5277): Deborah Zellmann.
clerk; LeRoy Hedtke. treasurer; Robert Doerr. Elmer Rettig
and Darwin Wagner. supervisors. Meetings: Second Monday.
Sumter Township (328-5789): Janel Zimmerman. clerk;
Donald Husske. treasurer; JeII Schwarze. Gary Waller and
Joel Griebie. supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Winsted Township (485-3552): Susan Goebel. clerk; Nina
StiIter. treasurer; Tony Hausladen. Dale Guenigsman and
Brian Anderson. supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Township offices
Hassan VaIIey Township boasts a newer town haII/maintenance shed, which
is Iocated on the edge of Biscay. 55
The winter hoIidays are ceIebrated
in GIencoe during Iate Novembe.
The event, caIIed HoIIy Days, in-
cIudes a medaIIion hunt, a visit
from Santa CIaus, a Iighting con-
test, wagon or sIeigh rides, an
evening parade and a visit from a
Holly Days 57
State legislators
State House of Representatives
State Senate (J-888-234-JJJ2)
Federal legislators
U.S. Rep. Collin
Peterson, D
2159 Rayburn House
OIIice Building
Washington. D.C.
Phone: 202-225-2165
Fax: 202-225-1593
Web site:
Main District OIIice
714 Lake Ave.. No. 107
Detroit Lakes. MN 56501
Phone: 218-847-5056
Fax: 218-847-5109
U.S. Sen. Al Franken. D:
309 Hart Senate
OIIice Building
Washington. D.C.
St. Paul oIIice
60 E. Plato Blvd.
Suite 220
St. Paul. MN 55107
Governor Mark Dayton
130 State Capitol
75 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul. Minn. 55155
Fax: 651-797-1850
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Pettner-Solon
102 State Capitol
75 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul. Minn. 55155
Attorney General Lori Swanson
1400 NCL Tower
445 Minnesota St.
St. Paul. Minn. 55101
Sec. of State Mark Ritchie
180 State OIIice Blg.
100 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul. Minn. 55155
State Auditor Rebecca Otto
Suite 500. 525 Park St.
St. Paul. Minn. 55103
Fax: 651-296-4755
Minnesota Constitutional officers
District J8
Sen. Scott Newman,
75 State OIIice Building
St. Paul. MN 55155
651-296-4131 (oIIice)
320-587-5965 (home)
E-mail: sen.scott.newman(
District J8A Rep. Ronald Shimanski,
R-Silver Lake
227 State OIIice Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul. MN 55155
651-296-1534 (oIIice); 651-296-4121 (Iax)
320-327-0112 (home)
E-mail: rep.ron.shimanski(
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D
346 Hart Russell Senate
OIIice Building
Washington. D.C.. 20510
Fax: 202-228-2186
E-mail: senator(
Minnesota oIIice
1 Federal Drive
Whipple Federal Building. Suite
Fort Snelling. MN 55111
612-727-5220 59
GIencoe's Business Expo is heId each winter in the
GSL Panther FieId House. It offers area businesses,
service cIubs and churches the chance to meet and
greet the pubIic. Between 65 and 70 booths are set
up, and part of the two-day event is entertainment
ranging from chicks, at Ieft, to snakes and other rep-
tiIes, above. 61
Plato’s White Squirrel Days
PIato hoIds an annuaI ceIebration in JuIy caIIed the
White SquirreI FestivaI. Activities incIude duck races,
Iive music, food, kids' games, waterbaII, and more. The
County's Edge 4-H group aIso sponsors activities for
chiIdren, and the Hutchinson CIown CIub is usuaIIy
there to offer baIIoons and paint faces.
62 2012-2013 Glencoe Area Guide Book
Stewartfest is hosted the fourth weekend of June in
Stewart, 18 miIes west of GIencoe on Highway 212.
The three-day ceIebration incIudes dances, a firemen's
waterbaII contest, Iive music, beer pong, antique trac-
tor puII, a parade, kids' games, pedaI-puII contest, Iawn
tractor puII, sweet corn feed, medaIIion hunt, antique
impIement show and more.
Stewartfest 63
SiIver Lake's PoIa-
Czesky Days is an an-
nuaI weekend
ceIebration heId the be-
ginning of August that
incIudes a kiddie pa-
rade on Saturday and a
grand parade on Sun-
day. RoyaIty aIso is
crowned to represent
the community, and
there are many other
activities, incIuding Iive
music, toiIet bowI races
and taIent contests.
Pola-Czesky Days 65
Ag still economy’s backbone
Extreme weather conditions have
marked the past two growing seasons in
McLeod County. The pattern has been
oI a wet spring Ior planting and hot. dry
summers beIore the harvest. In 2011
that resulted in reduced yields in the
two maior crops in the county corn
and soybeans. The same scenario could
be shaping up Ior the 2012 harvest.
But when it comes to Iarming in
McLeod County. agriculture remains
the mainstay. the backbone. oI the local
economy. both through crop and live-
stock production as well as Ior the busi-
nesses and industries that support the
agricultural sector in the county.
According to statistics supplied by
the University oI Minnesota Extension
Service. the state oI Minnesota ranks as
the sixth largest agricultural producer in
the United States with Iarm income val-
ues over $15.82 billion.
Statistics also show that the Min-
nesota dairy industry has a total output
inpact oI $11.6 billion in 2011 and em-
ploys over 40.000 people.
Total corn crops planted in McLeod
County in 2011 were 116.000 acres
with 110.000 harvested. compared to
113.500 in 2010 and 108.700 acres har-
vested. Average yields in 2011 were
146.6 bushels an acre. compared to
182.5 bushels an acre in 2010.
Total corn production in 2011 was
16.278 million bushels oI corn. com-
pared to 19.838 million bushels in
Corn Ior silage totaled 4.020 acres in
2011 that yielded 19 tons per acre and
77.000 tons in all. That compares to
4.350 acres in 2010 that yielded 21 tons
per acre and a total oI 92.000 tons oI
corn silage.
There were 86.800 acres oI soybeans
planted in McLeod County in 2011 and
85.800 acres were harvested. Average
yields were 35.2 bushels per acre Ior a
total oI iust over 3 million bushels har-
vested in 2011. That compares to the
2010 totals oI 92.500 acres planted and
91.700 acres harvested Ior an average
yield oI 48.9 bushels per acre. In all.
4.481 million bushels were harvested in
the county.
Hay alIalIa Ior 2011 total 9.000 acres
and 37.200 tons Ior an average oI 4.15
tons per acre. That compares to 2010
totals oI 8.300 acres producing 33.000
tons oI alIalIa hay or an average oI 4
tons per acre.
There were some other McLeod
County statistics Irom the 2010 Census:
· Average size oI Iarms: 266 acres.
up from 2007 census data (239 acres).
· Average value oI agricultural prod-
ucts sold per Iarm: $82.160.
· Average value oI crops sold per acre
Ior harvested cropland: $231.53.
· The value oI nursery. greenhouse.
Iloriculture and sod as a percentage oI
total market value oI ag products sold:
1.04 percent.
· The value oI livestock. poultry and
their products as a percentage oI the
total market value oI agricultural prod-
ucts sold: 36.18 percent.
· Average total Iarm production ex-
penses per Iarm: $68.380.
· Harvested cropland as a percentage
oI land in Iarms: 85.08 percent.
· Average market value oI all machin-
ery and equipment per Iarm: $93.747.
· The percentage oI Iarms operated
by a Iamily or individual: 90.27 per-
· Average age oI principal Iarm oper-
ators: 53 years.
· Average number oI cattle and calves
per 100 acres oI land in Iarms: 11.44.
· Milk cows as a percentage oI all
cattle and calves: 28.52 percent.
· Corn Ior grain: 97.019 harvested
· All wheat Ior grain: 3.756 har-
vested acres.
· Soybeans Ior beans: 96.487 har-
vested acres.
· Vegetables: 4.114 harvested acres.
· Land in orchards: 55 acres.
According to the Minnesota Agri-
Growth Council. Minnesota is the No.
1 producer in turkeys in the United
States. second in pork production and
Ior the Iirst time. the economic impact
oI beeI now topped $1 billion. Min-
nesota is now ranked ninth in the coun-
try in cattle on Ieed and 25th in beeI
cow inventories.
Minnesota also ranked seventh in the
U.S. in egg production. 67
Call the Iollowing 4-H leaders:
Acoma Acorns: Lori Buss. 587-2296
Bear Lake Beavers: Koreen Lemke.
County`s Edge: Erica Britcher. 238-2225
Glencoe 1r. Pioneers: Patty Dahlke.
Lake Marion Lakers: Deb Zellmann.
Lester Prairie Bergen Busy Bees:
Patty Kuhlmann. 395-2466.
Lynn Hustlers: Trudy LickIelt. 234-6634.
McLeod County Riders: Cindy Dolezal.
Otter Lake Royal 1rs:
Dori DuesterhoeIt.587-8534.
Silver Seekers: Jackie Konerza. 327-2730.
Weeping Willows: Wendy Becker.
Winsted 1olly 1rs.: Lori Anderson.
How to get involved in 4-H
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