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Panthers lose, yet still gain
Gridders snag top sectional seed
Area youths
hurt in one-car
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The McLeod County
Glencoe, Minnesota Vol. 118, No. 41
October 14, 2015
‘Beam signing’ celebration
GRHS building upward with 12,000-square-foot addition
By Lori Copler
Employees of Glencoe Regional
Health Services (GRHS) were invited Monday to become a personal,
permanent part of a $4.1 million expansion project.
Employees gathered in the GRHS
cafeteria for a “beam-signing” ceremony. Signatures and personal messages were gathered on a piece of
steel, which will be incorporated
into the third-story expansion project.
That project got under way in
July, and is expected to be completed in spring 2016. Currently, a large
crane is dominating the area on 18th
Street, putting expansion beams into
place on the roof of the two-story
The project will add 12,000
square feet of space, which will be
devoted to rehabilitation services.
Jon Braband, GRHS chief executive officer, said Monday that the
local medical facility has long
known that it needed to address
space issues for its rehabilitative
services program.
Even when GRHS was making
budget cuts a couple of years ago, it
was adding therapeutic staff because of increasing demand for rehabilitation services, Braband said.
“Since 2011, we have experienced a 65 percent increase in the
annual number of patient appointments for physical, occupational
and speech therapy,” said Braband.
The program grew so much that
Braband and John Doidge, vice
president of finance, were pushed
out of their administrative offices.
“We had to move up the street,”
joked Braband.
Braband said GRHS began looking at ways to internally rearrange
space to accommodate the growing
rehabilitation program.
School Board
hears reports
from Common
Cup, auditor
By Rebecca Mariscal
Staff Writer
The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL)
School Board heard reports from
community organization Common
Cup and accounting firm Clifton
Larson Allen at its regular meeting
Monday night.
Common Cup
Chronicle photo by Lori Copler
Members of Glencoe Regional Health Services’
rehabilitative staff and others gathered Monday
for a “beam-signing” ceremony to celebrate its
new 12,000-square-foot addition, which will
house physical, occupational and speech therapy services. Personnel signed a sheet of
metal that will become part of the construction
of the new addition. Pictured are, front, Physical Therapist Jennifer Keenan; Speech Therapist Leah Seifert, Physical Therapist Erin
Sauter, Physical Therapist Dorothy Tevis,
“But nothing seemed like a good
fit, and nothing seemed to flow
right,” said Braband.
The decision was made to add on
to the building with another story.
The new space will be about four
times larger than what is currently
devoted to rehabilitation, Braband
said. It will allow for the separation
of adult and pediatric services, as
well as provide some room for
Physical Therapist and Director of Rehabilitation Services Clark Christianson, and Jill
Hatlestad, vice president Human Resources
and Marketing; and, back, Occupational Therapist Michelle Becker; Julie Schmidt, vice president of Long Term Care and Ancillary Services;
Physical Therapist Jenni Keltgen, Jon Braband, FACHE, president and CEO; Patty Henderson, vice president of Nursing & Clinical
Services and John Doidge, vice president of Finance.
growth for the future.
The new space will feature:
• A new, larger gym and nine
treatment rooms for adult therapy;
• A new gym and three treatment
rooms for pediatric therapy;
• New treatment rooms for adult
occupational therapy and speech
• A functional kitchen designed
for therapy that develops skills for
activities of daily living such as
cooking and eating;
• A new treatment room for cardiac rehabilitation; and
• A new reception area with a
larger waiting room for patients, including a separate family waiting
The ceremony was followed by
cake and lemonade.
Cheryl McDougall, Ralph Johnson and Bev Bonte updated the
board on the various Common Cup
programs that benefit GSL students.
Common Cup is an organization of
churches in McLeod County that
provide resources to the community.
One way the group helps is the
weekend backpack feeding program. McDougall explained the
program reaches out to students
kindergarten through third grade
who qualify for the free lunch program at GSL and offers them the
opportunity to join. The program
provides registered students with
bags of food for the weekend. The
program is confidential and currently helps 200 students.
Another program that Common
Cup runs is a school supply distribution. This took place earlier this
year before school began. All supplies are donated by the public and
distributed to registered students.
About 185 students received supplies this year.
A third program by Common
Cup is Provision of Personal Products (PoPP). Johnson said this program is based off a Twin Cities organization called Kody’s Closet.
PoPP provides various personal
products such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, brushes and more to
School Board
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Anderle farm named a 2015 Century Farm
By Rebecca Mariscal
Staff Writer
Vintage is the word the Anderle
family uses to describe their farm located about halfway between Glencoe and Silver Lake. Vintage indeed,
the land was first purchased almost
150 years ago by their great-greatgrandfather, Joseph Anderle, and is
still run by the family today.
This summer, the Anderle farm
was recognized as a Minnesota Century Farm at the McLeod County
It all started back in 1867, when
Joseph immigrated to America from
Czechoslovakia with his wife and
young son, Joseph Jr. He purchased
two 80-acre parcels in Rich Valley
Township and set to work farming.
Over the years, the two parcels
were passed down to Joseph Jr. and
then divided between sons. After the
death of Joseph Anderle III, the current 80-acres were rented out before
Paul Anderle Sr. and his wife Edna
bought the land.
Their son, Paul Anderle Jr. and his
five sisters, Marlene Havelka, Betty
Steele, Judy Anderson, Mary Nass
and Nancy Humlicek, make up the
current generation of Anderles. Paul
Jr. now farms the land first purchased a century ago.
During the last 150 years, the farm
has grown corn, soybeans and alfalfa. The farm also raised dairy cows
until 2005.
Looking back, the six Anderles
reminisced about the different chores
they did as kids to help out around
the farm. They dished feed out,
drove the tractor, baled hay and
milked the cows.
The six recalled helping their dad
with the cows in the old barn they
now stand in front of, managing to
find fun in the work.
“We’d stand with our mouths open
and he would squirt the milk in,”
Mary Nass said.
Although the farm has seen many
changes over the years, new sheds
and barns were built to replace the
old, farming techniques changed and
help came and went, one constant is
the farmhouse itself. It was first built
in 1913 and has remained for over
100 years.
Though the Anderle farm has a lot
of history, the strongest memories
the six members have are of free
time spent with the family. The Anderles took advantage of the size of
their land to play family games of
“Our dad always played with us,”
Century Farm
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Wed., 10-14
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Fri., 10-16
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Sat., 10-17
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Sun., 10-18
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Chronicle photo by Rebecca Mariscal
The Anderle Farm has been in the family since
1867 and was recently recognized as a Minnesota Century Farm at the McLeod County
Fair. Above, the current generation of Anderles
Looking back: Mostly
pleasant with just a touch of
rain, until Monday’s cold front
swept through with high winds.
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gathered on the farm. From left are Nancy Humlicek, Mary Nass, Judy Anderson, Betty Steele,
Paul Anderle Jr. and Marlene Havelka.
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Temperatures and precipitation compiled by Robert Thurn, Chronicle
weather observer.
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Health services meeting
Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services
will have its quarterly community health board meeting
Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the
McLeod County Solid Waste building, 1065 Fifth Ave.
SE, Hutchinson. The meeting is open to the public.
Plato blood drive Oct. 27
The Plato blood drive is set for Tuesday, Oct. 27, from
1 p.m to 7 p.m., at Lighthouse Church on Highway 212.
For appointments or more information, call Ken or Myra
Franke at 320-238-2370.
Legion Auxiliary tip night
The Glencoe American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will
work “tip night” at Unhinged! Pizza in Glencoe on Monday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sportsmen Club shrimp fry
The Glencoe Sportsmen Club will have a shrimp fry
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Glencoe
VFW Club.
The congregation of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
(UCC) in Plato invites the public to join in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of its church building on
Sunday, Oct. 25. Worship is at 10 a.m.; the Rev. James
Slocum, former pastor of the church, will be the guest
speaker. The service will be followed by lunch with
music by Johnny Pineapple and kids’ activities. Please
RSVP to [email protected] or by phone to 320-2382206.
Glencoe seniors meetings
The Glencoe Senior Citizens meet on Tuesdays and
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the seniors room at the Glencoe City Center. Sheephead is played on Tuesdays, and
both sheephead and 500 are played on Thursdays. All
seniors over 55 are invited. For more information, call
320-864-3799 and leave a message.
McLeod senior meeting
The McLeod County Senior Citizens will meet on Oct.
21 at 1 p.m. at the Lester Prairie Community Center.
Silver Lake Auxiliary meets
The Silver Lake Auxiliary Unit 141 will meet on Monday, Oct. 19. Lunch is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7
Lakeities reunion meeting
The final meeting for the Lakeities reunion will be
Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., at the Silver Lake Legion.
GSL FFA annual corn drive
The Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA Annual Corn Drive for
True Friends Camp will take place on Oct. 14. Students
will be traveling to local farms and businesses to collect
donations to aid in providing scholarships to attend
camp. Last year, GSL raised $4,500 and was a top-10
chapter in the state. For over 59 years, FFA fundraising
has helped sponsor children and adults with physical disabilities so they can attend camp. All proceeds are used
to support camp needs.
Girl Scouts Halloween fun
The local Girl Scouts will host a Juliette Lowe Halloween Fun Night Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center. Girls are invited to
come in costume (or not) to enjoy fun, games, face painting, minute-to-win-it games, apple bobbing, crafts and
other activities. Donations for the food shelf will be accepted. The event is open to all girls in kindergarten
through 12th grade, and information about Girl Scouts
will be available. For more information, call 952-4638356.
Submitted photo
Glencoe Jr. Pioneers clean up
The Glencoe Jr. Pioneers 4-H club picked up garbage
on Saturday, Oct. 3, as part of the Adopt-A-Highway
program. They cleaned a two mile stretch of Hwy. 22
between Glencoe and Biscay. Club members and
friends who participated are, front, from left to right,
Maddie Kuehn, Jackson Everhart, Allison Willcox,
3 juveniles injured
in one-car accident
Three juveniles were injured in a one-vehicle accident late Monday night, according to the McLeod County Sheriff ’s Office. The
names of the juveniles were
not released.
According to the sheriff’s
office, the accident was reported at 11:18 p.m. and occurred in the area of Harvest
Road and Ideal Avenue, north
of Glencoe.
The vehicle, a 2008 Toyota
Corolla, was driven by a 17-
year-old from Silver Lake.
The driver and two passengers were taken by ambulance to the Glencoe hospital,
and one of the passengers
was then transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center
in Minneapolis.
The car had over $1,000 in
Assisting at the scene were
the Minnesota State Patrol,
Glencoe Fire Department and
the Glencoe Ambulance.
Elise Betcher, Eli Kuehn, Samantha Mattson, Joe
Mattson and Luke Mattson; and, back, Hattie Schultz,
Emily Thalmann, Josh Kuehn, Adam Thalmann, Emily
Ward, Claire Witte, Montana Sanchez, Rebecca Olson
and Morgan Dahlke.
Thanks to all who
remembered me on
my 90 th birthday
with cards, gifts and
well wishes. It was a
great day.
Thanks to my family and friends who
helped in any way.
God Bless you all.
Anita Thiesfeld
Re-Grand Opening
How 2 Spirits
Fridays 11 am-5 pm
Saturdays 11 am-3 pm
706 13th St., Glencoe
or call for appointment
Call Ron at
320-223-2355 or
Genny at
Saturday, Oct. 17
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Lunch
• Door Prizes
• In-Store
Historical society annual
meeting set for Oct. 26
The McLeod County Historical Society & Museum
will have its 2015 annual
meeting Monday, Oct. 26,
from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,
at the Crow River Winery.
There is a charge to attend,
which includes an artisan
pizza buffet. Tours of the
winery will be available at an
additional charge.
Dorothy Lindeman and
Alice Boller, both retired
McLeod County country
school teachers, will share
their memories of country
schools. Isaac Wehler also
will present his portrayal of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
that he did for the seventhgrade historical character presentations.
The historical society will
be awarding nine seventh
graders with history project
awards; six did displays and
three did character portrayals.
The society also will honor
the volunteer and donor of
2015 and thank retiring board
members for their many years
of service.
RSVPs will be accepted
through Oct. 23 by contacting
the museum at 320-587-2109,
or by e-mail at [email protected]
11155 200th St.,
Silver Lake
1/2 mile NW of Silver
Lake on Co. Rd. 16
Precious Little Blessings
> MAY 2016
Located at 1304 Fir Ave., Glencoe
Call St. John’s Lutheran Church
at 320-864-3093 for more information.
St. Paul’s UCC centennial
Stewart Legion, Auxiliary
The Stewart American Legion and Auxiliary will meet
Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Stewart Community
Center. Legion speakers will be Hayden VanderVoort and
Cory Gee. Hostesses will be Marjorie Ehlert and Shirley
Glencoe Study Club to meet
The Glencoe Study Club will meet Monday, Oct. 19, at
the home of Karen Wendlandt at 110 Woodcrest Drive,
To be included in this column, items for Happenings
must be received in the Chronicle office no later than
5 p.m. on Monday of the week they are to be published. Items received after that will be published elsewhere in the newspaper as space permits. Happenings
in Glencoe, Brownton, Stewart, Plato, New Auburn,
Biscay and Silver Lake take priority over happenings
Benefit seminars for reservists,
Guardsmen set for Oct. 15
McLeod County Veteran
Services will host an information seminar focusing on
benefits for individuals with
military service in either the
National Guard or the various
military reserves.
Often reservists and
Guardsmen have been told
that the lack of active duty
service precludes them from
any and all veteran benefits,
but this is not necessarily the
case. On Thursday, Oct. 15,
there will be four opportunities to attend a 45-minute
seminar tailored to the Re-
serve component and National Guard veterans. The seminars will be held at 9 a.m., 11
a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., at
McLeod County’s administrative building on North
Hennepin Avenue in Glencoe.
Subjects covered during
this seminar will include possible access to health care, financial assistance, home loan
guarantees, death, burial and
survivor benefits.
For details contact McLeod
County Veteran Services at
Brad Paisley to headline
2016 Winstock Festival
The Winstock Country
Music Festival has announced its 2016 dates and
Main Stage lineup.
The festival’s headliner
will be country superstar
Brad Paisley. The critically
acclaimed singer, songwriter,
guitarist and entertainer, will
be featured on Saturday, June
Lee Brice will be on the
Main Stage Friday, June 10.
Brice has three number-one
singles to his credit.
Also on the Main Stage on
Saturday, June 11, will be
Thomas Rhett, a rising country star whose debut project
produced five country top-40
Other Main Stage artists
include Big & Rich, Cowboy
Troy, Tyler Farr, Parmalee, A
Thousand Horses and Clare
Dunn. Many more artists will
be announced in the future.
Winstock has added additional campsites for 2016.
Early-bird general admission
tickets and campsite reservations may be made by calling
1-888-946-7865, or online at
Opening 7
Sat., O2cpt.m..
9 a.m.-
Spices, Flours, Nuts
Soaps, Coffees, Teas
Good health starts here
• Local Meat,
• Nut Butter
Produce & BeauGrinders
ty Products
• Gluten-Free Items
• Organic Salad Bar, Mon.-Fri. 11-2
Door Prizes ~ In-Store Specials
Special guest: Eddie Becker (15 yrs old) and his baby
goats! Eddie sells a line of goat lotions.
Goats will be in a pen outside, bring the kids!
1234 Greeley Ave. N.
Glencoe • 864-6400
112 Lake Ave. S., Silver Lake
Open Year Round by Appointment
Special October Hours
Century Farm Continued from page 1
Betty Steele said. “A few
windows were broken out.”
Winter months brought
more free time and lots of
chocolate chip cookies, made
with love from Paul Sr.
“One sheet would get
cleaned off before the next
one was finished,” Paul Jr.
Paul Anderle Sr. died in
November of last year, and
like his father and grandfather
and great-grandfather before
him, passed the family farm
onto his son.
“He did his job,” Marlene
Havelka said. “He’s resting
He left the “vintage” farm
in the capable, and plentiful,
hands of his six Anderles.
Saturday, Oct. 17 • 10 am-1 pm
Oct. 19, 20 & 22 • 6-8 pm
Saturday, Oct. 24 • 10 am-2 pm
Sunday, Oct. 25 • Noon-3 pm
Oct. 27, 29, 30 • 6-8 pm
Saturday, Oct. 31 • 10 am-Noon
Chris Brecht
Rhonda Kaczmarek
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School Board Continued from page 1
schools for students who
would otherwise not have access to them. The program
works with counselors and
nurses to determine the need
at each school. Common Cup
is always accepting donations
of these products.
The final program from
Common Cup is the warm
coat distribution that will take
place this Thursday, Oct. 15,
at the McLeod County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Donated coats will be
handed out to those who need
them. If someone wishes to
donate coats, Bonte explained
they can bring them to the
fairgrounds after noon on
Wednesday or contact the
Common Cup office at 320864-5511.
Bonte said that although
Common Cup is a Christian
organization, no religious affiliation is advertised with the
Audit Report
Kim Hillberg of Clifton
Larson Allen presented the
board with a draft of the audit
report. A draft was presented
because new pension accounting standards were implemented this year and one
of the pension plans had delays in issuing information
necessary for financial statements. Hillberg said the final
audit report will be available
The fund balance for this
past school year, ending on
June 30, 2015, was
$5,110,622. This is slightly
lower than the previous year’s
$5,198,630 but Hillberg said
the decrease isn’t a concern.
Hillberg said the report is
clean and shows high marks.
In other business, the
School Board:
• Heard a report on Glencoe’s FFA chapter at the state
fair from Ambassador Kirsten
Barott. She was at the state
fair for more than 10 days in-
forming visitors about the
FFA program and speaking to
news outlets.
• Approved the negotiated
contract with Donlar Construction Company for construction management services. The payment will be a
percentage fee based on the
final project cost.
• Approved a new threeyear contract with Superintendent Chris Sonju for
$140,741.26 for 2016-2017,
$144,963.50 for 2017-2018
and $149,312.40 for 20182019.
• Approved two-year contracts with community education employees Jane Goettl,
ReNae Jenson and Don
• Approved a final calendar
for the 2016-2017 school
year. The approved calendar
will have school start on
Monday, Aug. 29. This calendar has no early releases.
Winter break will be Dec. 26
through Jan. 2 and no spring
break is scheduled. Graduation will be held May 19 with
the last day of school set as
May 23.
• Approved an assurance of
compliance document that
must be approved on an annual basis to ensure the school
follows the Civil Rights Act.
• Approved a proposed seniority list for certified GSL
staff. The list will be posted
for 20 days to identify potential inaccuracies.
• Approved a proposed seniority list for SEIU Local 284
employees. This list will be
posted for 20 days to identify
potential inaccuracies.
• Adopted a resolution to
support Activities Director
Dean Schwirtz’s grant application to the Minnesota State
High School League to reimburse activity fees of students
who qualify for the free and
reduced lunches.
• Approved a limited expansion of the school district’s transportation of
kindergarten through eighthgrade students during Nov.
23, 2015, through March 24,
2016. The expansion is to
help students get to school in
the winter.
• Approved the district
strategic plan as discussed on
Sept. 22 and submitted a
summary to the Minnesota
Department of Education.
The new plan will change the
mission statement to: “Creating a culture where education
is valued, excellence is expected and lifelong learning
• Approved Schwirtz’ request for a school-wide Panther clothing sale. The items
in this sale will be general
Panther apparel, rather than
activity-specific clothing. An
extra cost of one dollar will
be added to the cost as a
fundraiser for the Activities
• Adopted a resolution accepting donations, with appreciation, from: Midwest In-
dustrial Grinding, $500, Supermileage; Miller Manufacturing, $500, Supermileage;
Glencoe Lions’ Club,
$518.09, Lakeside Lions
Quest; McLeod County Corn
and Soybean Association,
$2,000, Supermileage; Silver
Lake American Legion Post
141, $500, high school military history class; Zoetis Glencoe Vet Clinic, $99,
FFA; Glencoe VFW Post
5102, $200, high school military history class; Brownton
Lions Club, $75, dictionary
project; Brownton Lions
Club, $50, write-off contest;
Thomsen Reuters, $1,000,
girls’ soccer; Stevens Seminary Foundation, $8,000,
teacher learning initiative;
Stevens Seminary Foundation, $10,000, iPads for students; Stevens Seminary
Foundation, $8,000, “Get-to”
shirts; Stevens Seminary
Foundation, $14,540, College
in the Schools Program.
warning for a headlight out were
issued at a traffic stop on Highway 212 between Chandler and
Hamlet avenues.
1:22 a.m. — Officers assisted
the Glencoe Ambulance with a
medical on Greeley Avenue N for
a person who was having difficulty breathing.
5:16 a.m. — A broken window
was reported on Sumac Lane.
8:03 a.m. — An officer responded to a trespassing issue
on 10th Street E.
2:25 p.m. — An officer responded to a burglary on 12th
Street E.
7:36 p.m. — Officers mediated
a verbal domestic on 16th Street
8 p.m. — Citations for driving
after revocation and no proof of
insurance were issued at a traffic
stop in the area of Highway 212
and Chandler Avenue.
9:03 p.m. — Citations for driving after cancellation and no proof
of insurance were issued at a traffic stop on Highway 212 between
Hamlet Avenue and Morningside
11:23 p.m. — Officers responded to the hospital for a report of
threats by a male upset with the
staff. He left the hospital and the
situation was mediated.
11:48 p.m. — Officers responded to a report of yelling on Armstrong Avenue N.
12:09 p.m. — A driver was
cited for speeding and given
warnings for inattentive driving,
failing to stop at a stop sign and
failing to yield to an emergency
vehicle at a traffic stop in the area
of Louden Avenue N and 11th
Street E.
5:08 p.m. — Officers mediated
a verbal domestic on Pryor Avenue N.
8:32 p.m. — A pickup truck
backed into a car that was parked
behind it on 10th Street E. There
was damage to the rear driverside bumper of the car. There
were no injuries.
10:43 p.m. — An officer responded to a barking dog complaint on Eighth Street E, and
spoke to the dog’s owner about
the issues.
12:54 a.m. — A theft regarding
an unpaid bill was reported at a
business on Greeley Avenue N.
The bill was paid for by other patrons.
3:26 a.m. — A report was received of a vehicle driving south
on Hennepin Avenue with no
lights on. An officer caught up to
the vehicle in the cemetery off
Pleasant Avenue, and arrested
one person for fourth-degree driving under the influence. The person was taken to the McLeod
County Jail.
10:15 a.m. — Suspicious activity was reported on Newton Avenue N in which someone broke
into a locked garage by prying the
door open. Nothing was taken.
10:46 a.m. — An officer assisted the Glencoe Ambulance with a
medical on 13th Street E.
2:27 p.m. — The Glencoe Fire
Department responded to an
oven fire at an apartment on 14th
5:25 p.m. — A citation was
given for no current proof of insurance, and warnings given for
speeding and expired registration
at a traffic stop in the area of
Hennepin Avenue N and 10th
Street E.
5:58 p.m. — A gas drive-off
was reported on 11th Street E.
The party stated they would come
back and pay for the fuel.
8:03 p.m. — A ring was reported lost in a parking lot on 14th
Street E.
8:05 p.m. — An officer checked
a residence on Chandler Avenue
N after a man reported that his
wife left their kids at home alone.
9:31 p.m. — A gas drive-off
was reported on 13th Street E.
The customer comes in frequently, and staff hope to collect the
next time they are in.
Several verbal warnings were
issued a traffic stops conducted
as part of the Toward Zero
Deaths (TZD) campaign.
12:30 a.m. — Officers assisted
a female who had slid out of bed
at a facility on Ford Avenue N.
3:45 a.m. — Officers checked
on a vehicle with a flat tire in the
area of Highway 212 and Chandler Avenue. The driver was cited
for no proof of insurance and driving after revocation; the vehicle
was towed to Sam’s.
5:43 a.m. — A resident on Hennepin Avenue N reported receiv-
ing a threatening letter in the mail.
7:33 a.m. — The theft of tools
and other items from job trailers
on Elliott Avenue N was reported.
10:45 a.m. — An officer removed road signs that had blown
over and were blocking the road
in the area of Morningside Drive
and 10th Street E.
11:02 a.m. — A tree fell on a
shed on 10th Street E, possibly
hitting some power lines.
11:24 a.m. — The Glencoe
Ambulance and officers responded to Prairie Avenue for an elderly
female who was having trouble
2:49 p.m. — A person on Baldwin Avenue reported that someone had scratched their hubcaps
3:03 p.m. — The Glencoe Fire
Department and officers responded to a report of a tree on fire in
the area of 10th Street E and Elliott Avenue N.
3:33 p.m. — A citation for no
Minnesota driver’s license was issued at a traffic stop in the area
of Highway 212 and Falcon Avenue.
4:17 p.m. — A citation was issued for no proof of insurance
and a warning given for seat belt
at a traffic stop in the area of
HIghway 212 and Morningside
4:20 p.m. — Officers issued a
citation for driving after revocation
and seized license plates at a
traffic stop in the area of Highway
212 and Morningside Drive.
4:30 p.m. — Citations were issued for no proof of insurance
and expired license tabs at a traffic stop in the area of Owen Avenue N and 11th Street E.
4:38 p.m. — A citation was issued for driving after revocation
at a traffic stop in the area of
Chandler Avenue N and 10th
Street E.
4:55 p.m. — A driver was cited
for driving without a valid license
and given a warning for speeding
at a traffic stop on Chandler Avenue N.
5:17 p.m. — Officers and the
Glencoe Ambulance responded to
Ford Avenue on a report of an unresponsive person, who was
taken by ambulance to the hospital.
5:41 p.m. — A citation was issued for expired registration and
a warning given for failure to yield
at a traffic stop in the area of 11th
Street E and Hennepin Avenue.
6:20 p.m. — An officer responded to an issue involving a
juvenile on Armstrong Avenue.
10:54 p.m. — A person reported a stolen cell phone on 13th
Street W, but found it later in a
friend’s car.
50 Wedding
Annual Glencoe Lions Club
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food od Shel
Sausage, ham, scalloped potatoes,
Advance Adult - $8.00
At Door - $9.00
Child - $4.00
3 & Under FREE
corn, applesauce, bars, coffee & milk
OCTOBER 17, 2015
Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe
Bernie & Joyce Zajicek
Come celebrate their
50th Wedding Anniversary
Sat., Oct. 17, 2pm-5pm
Silver Lake Legion Club
McLeod County
Hutchinson, MN
Hosted by their family
Show Times:
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Take Out Meals Available • Take out parking near door
Information, call:
Tootie Sturges @ 320-587-9430
Collection boxes will be available for your
used eye glasses & hearing aids.
German Dinner
Sunday, Oct. 25
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Serving 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. • All You Care To Eat
Advance adult tickets can be purchased at: Franklin Printing,
Hite Hardware, and from Lions Club members
Proceeds to be used toward Community Projects.
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Brownton
Polka Service with Chuck Thiel at 9 a.m.
Menu: Brats, meatballs, glazed carrots, mashed potatoes & gravy,
German potato salad, sauerkraut, dessert, coffee & milk.
Price: Adults: $11.00; Children (6-10) $6.00; Preschool: FREE
Takeout orders available
Supplemental funds provided by Thrivent.F41-42C42-43Aj
12:00 to 5:00 pm
77 Lincoln Ave.
Lester Prairie, MN
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12:25 p.m. — An officer
checked on a construction trailer
parked in a no-parking zone in
the area of Elliott Avenue N and
13th Street E. It was moved.
2:01 p.m. — An officer responded to a dispute between
neighbors regarding noise on
14th Street.
2:29 p.m. — Property damage
was reported on Lindbergh Trail.
3:08 p.m. — An officer responded to a report of a vehicle
that was parked in a lot on 11th
Street E for a couple of weeks.
The property manager was advised it would need to contact a
tow company if it wanted the vehicle removed.
4:18 p.m. — A person reported
they had lost their wallet on
Eighth Street W.
4:53 p.m. — An officer spoke
with a business manager about a
customer for whom she was concerned on 10th Street E.
8:32 p.m. — An officer responded to a dispute between
two males on Armstrong Avenue.
10:28 — An officer responded
to a child protection call at a residence on Chandler Avenue.
11:40 a.m. — An officer responded to a report of a theft by
fraudulent use of credit card and
personal checks on Knight Avenue.
11:57 a.m. — An officer responded to a report of harassment at an address on Newton
3:31 p.m. — Officers responded to a report of alarms at an address on Greeley Avenue.
11:55 p.m. — A medical was
reported at an address on Edgewood Drive.
2:08 p.m. — Officers responded to a burglary at an address on
13th Street. A television was
4:36 p.m. — Officers assisted
county units with a possible gas
leak on Ninth Street.
5:32 p.m. — Officers responded to a domestic on Greeley Avenue.
8:33 p.m. — An officer responded to a verbal domestic on
Chestnut Avenue.
1:03 a.m. — A citation for no
proof of insurance and a verbal
Glencoe Police
The McLeod County Chronicle, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, page 4
GRHS adapting well
to changing health care
Our view: New, $4.1 million expansion
shining example of GRHS’ growth
n the ever-changing landscape of medical care,
Glencoe Regional Health
Services (GRHS) seems to be
doing remarkably well in
holding down its little corner
of the world among the giants
that dominate in the metro
Monday, the local healthcare provider had a “beamsigning” ceremony to celebrate the new 12,000-squarefoot addition it is constructing
to house its rapidly growing
rehabilitation services program. Construction of the
third-floor addition started this
summer and should be completed in spring 2016.
GRHS has adapted well to
the changing tides of health
care, despite a round of reductions a couple of years ago. It
has chosen not to compete
with the giants, but to partner
with them to bring services to
the Glencoe area while still
maintaining that small-town
clinic and hospital persona. It
has expanded programs that
are needed, while trimming
programs that have low use
and can be better served by its
We continue to be impressed
with the quality and variety of
services offered by our local
health-care system, from longterm care to assisted living to
hospitals and medical clinics.
The new addition is just another example of GRHS’ commitment to providing quality
care to the community. Its staff
recognized that the demand
for rehabilitative services has
been growing in leaps and
bounds (65 percent since
2011) and made a huge, $4.1
million commitment to make
sure that demand was met.
Kudos to GRHS. We expect
you will being serving our
area communities well into
generations to come.
— L.C.
Letter to the Editor
Commissioners, foundation need
to consider small towns, also
To the Editor:
I read with interest the article in
last week’s Chronicle (Oct. 7) that
the county commissioners want to
use county property under the umbrella of Southwest Initiative Foundation to promote the city of Glencoe. I would hope that the commissioners and Southwest Initiative
Foundation would spend more time
and money promoting the small
cities in McLeod County that are
struggling to keep their cities operating.
I would remind the Commissioners to remember that they were
elected to serve all the citizens of
McLeod County and not just
Hutchinson and Glencoe.
Norman Schwarze
Mayor, city of Brownton
A lot of work for a little bit of a sore throat
I woke up early Tuesday morning
(and by early, I mean 3 a.m.) with
three annoying sensations — a sore
throat, an earache, and the feeling
that my dog was staring at me with
that “I need to go out, and I need to
go out right now,” look in his eyes.
I had heard over the weekend that
head colds were making their fall
emergence, along with the Asian
beetles. Neither are very welcome in
my household.
I got up, let the dog out to do his
business, then pulled a chair into the
kitchen so I could scour the top shelf
of the cupboard for cold pills. Why I
store my meds on the top shelf, out
of reach, is beyond me, since there
are no children in my house and the
dog has never shown any interest in
I pawed through antacids, migraine medications, heartworm pills,
vitamins, and other paraphernalia
and finally netted myself a lone cold
pill ensconced in a foil and plastic
bubble wrapper. Anyway, I think it
was a cold pill. I’d left my bifocals
upstairs on the nightstand.
After about five minutes of trying
to get the dang pill out of the bubble, I was sure it was a cold pill.
Lori Copler
Pharmaceutical companies want to
make sure these little things don’t
fall into the wrong hands — like
toddlers and meth makers.
After several attempts to catch a
corner of the foil under my fingernail so I could peel it back, I was
tempted to stab it open with a butcher knife, but finally settled for cutting it out with a scissors. It seems
like an awful lot of work for something that only relieves symptoms,
and isn’t actually a cure. After all
that effort, I was sure I would put on
my glasses and find out it had expired. (Mental note to self: clean all
expired stuff out of cupboards,
which should free up a lot of room).
After finally swallowing the pill, I
remembered the dog was outside. I
opened the door to find him standing
with his nose about two inches from
the storm door, staring with his eyes
squinted half shut, as if trying to
send me a telepathic message that he
wanted back in. He then went to his
water bowl and slurped down about
a gallon, ensuring me that we would
be back up by 6 a.m. to relieve his
bladder again.
I woke up actually feeling somewhat better, which was great. I was
in no mood to go shopping for cold
medication, which requires a driver’s license and all kinds of hoopla
that I don’t care to deal with. It’s
probably easier to buy a gun in this
state than over-the-counter cold
Maybe the cold pill hadn’t expired
after all. Come to think of it, I’m
still not 100 percent sure it was a
cold pill. But I do know it wasn’t a
heartworm pill. Those are chewable,
not to mention much easier to get
out of the foil wrappers.
But still, I’d better go through
those cupboards this week and find
out what all I have … and move it to
the bottom shelf.
Guest Column:
Bringing awareness to domestic violence
You can
online at w w w . g l e n c o e n e w s . c o m
Question of the week
The paving of the Luce Line Trail within
the county was recently completed.
Have you tried it out?
1) Yes, it’s a great improvement.
2) No, I think it was fine the way it was.
3) Yes, and I can’t wait until the rest is paved.
4). No, what a waste of money.
Results for most recent question:
By Glynis Vacek
Family violence, domestic assault,
and intimate partner violence are
words we hear in the news every
day. Domestic violence has many
names and many victims. It knows
no boundaries. It doesn’t matter how
much money you have, or where
you live. It doesn’t matter what your
race, religion, or sexual orientation
is. Anyone can become a victim of
domestic violence.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Coalition Against Domestic
Violence is one of many agencies
that work together to provide statistics that are helpful in creating
awareness. Some recent facts are:
• On average, nearly 20 people per
minute are physically abused by an
intimate partner in the United States.
During one year, this equates to
more than 10 million women and
• One in five women and one in
seven men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
• On a typical day, there are more
than 20,000 phone calls placed to
domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
• Women between the ages of 1824 are most commonly abused by an
intimate partner.
McLeod Alliance for Victims of
Domestic Violence provides services
to people who are experiencing family violence in McLeod County and
the surrounding area. Since Jan. 1,
2015, we have provided service to
163 victims of domestic violence;
107 of these were people were new
clients who heard about our services
and reached out for the first time.
They heard about our services from
law enforcement, medical professionals, co-workers, media, and
from you. Please continue to speak
out against domestic violence.
If you know someone who is
being abused, encourage them to
seek help. If you aren’t sure what
you can do to help, please call us at
320-234-7933 or toll free at 1-800934-0851. For information about our
services, please visit our website at
www.mcleodalliance.org, or our
page on Facebook.
Glynis Vacek is the advocacy coordinator for McLeod Alliance for
Victims of Domestic Violence.
Should the recycling containers
in the courthouse parking lot remain there?
1) Yes. It’s a convenient location — 66%
2) No. They’re unsightly in the downtown area — 23%
3) I never noticed they were there — 11%
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The McLeod County Chronicle, www.glencoenews.com, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, page 5
Tracing Roots
100 Years Ago
Oct. 15, 1915
O.C. Conrad, Editor
Part of the congregation of the
Lutheran church tendered a surprise on the Rev. and Mrs. A.C.
Bode on Wednesday evening of
last week. The reception was in
the shape of a farewell to the
Bodes, as they leave soon for
their new home in Good Thunder. When the guests took their
departure, they presented the host
and hostess with a beautiful dining table.
The death of Carroll Jess, the
little son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess
Johnson, occurred at their home a
mile east of town at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 7, of spinal
meningitis. The dear little one
had attained the age of 2 years, 7
months and 26 days. Funeral
services were held at the home
on Sunday.
75 Years Ago
Oct. 10, 1940
Milton D. Hakel, Editor
Death has claimed one of the
prominent pioneers of the area.
John Stilman West, 73, one of the
oldest and most prominent citizens in business, civic and
church circles in this village, died
Sunday morning. He started a
harness business at the age of 18
and for the past 30 years he has
been in the wholesale hay and
feed business. He also served 30
years on the local school board.
Miss Elvera Perschau of Glen-
coe and Mr. Gerald Zimmerman
of Brownton exchanged marital
vows at a pretty fall ceremony at
The Church of Peace in Glencoe
on Sunday, Oct. 6. Parents are
Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Perschau of
Glencoe and Mr. and Mrs. O.G.
Zimmerman of Brownton.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 14, 1965
Charles H. Warner, Editor
Carol Wendlandt was crowned
the 1965 Brownton High School
homecoming queen Thursday
night and Bob Raeth was
crowned the king.
Roscoe Dwinnell, 67, died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 8, while
out in the field. He is survived by
his wife, Alice, and sons, Loren,
Lyle and Rodney; and several
grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his first wife, Grace,
and a son, Cyril, who died at the
age of 1.
Several Browntonites were
fortunate to have tickets to the
World Series games between the
Los Angeles Dodgers and the
Minnesota Twins last Wednesday
and Thursday. They include Mr.
and Mrs. William Pinske, Mr.
and Mrs. Paul “Pete” Schwarze,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warner,
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Ewald, Warren West, William Peik, A.A.
Wilson, G.L. Griebie and Gary
20 Years Ago
Lori Copler, Editor
Ninety days after a motorcycle
accident nearly claimed his life,
Stewart Police Arnie Olson feels
he is ready to return to work. The
Stewart City Council was set to
review his medical and psychological records Monday night,
but a fire call took two of the
Council members away and the
decision on reinstating Olson has
been tabled.
Taylor and Kayla Schuette announce the arrival of a sister, Korine Melanie, who was born Oct.
1, 1995, to parents Doug and
Cindy Schuette of Brownton.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 12, 2005
Lori Copler, Editor
Heidi Doerr was crowned the
McLeod West High School
homecoming queen Monday
night while Taylor Schuette
earned king honors. Doerr is the
daughter of Larry and Kristen
Doerr of Stewart and Schuette is
the son of Doug and Cindy
Schuette of Brownton.
Warren “Max” West, 83, a
longtime Brownton teacher,
coach and community member,
died Thursday, Oct. 6, at the
Glencoe Regional Health Services’ long-term care unit.
Waste Management of Winsted bought D&J Sanitation of
Stewart on Oct. 1. D&J Sanitation has been the waste hauler for
Stewart and Brownton for many,
many years.
Oct. 11, 1995
From the Chronicle archives
30 Years Ago
20 Years Ago
Oct. 16, 1985
Bill Ramige, Editor
An undetermined amount of
cash and checks were stolen Friday from Union 76 when employee Loren Streich was attacked from behind while walking to his car. Glencoe Police
Chief Rudy Witenberg said a
masked person grabbed Streich
around the chest and wrestled
him to the ground, knocking off
Streich’s glasses. The thief
grabbed the bag containing the
money and headed west on the
service road toward Swilley’s.
Streich had locked up at 9 p.m.
and was walking toward his car
when he was jumped, Wittenberg said. Streich was going to
take a deposit to First National
Bank in Glencoe, he added.
Oct. 18, 1995
Rich Glennie, Editor
The Glencoe-Silver Lake
competitive cheerleading team
took second place in its first
competition of the year.
Harvest is humming along at
its usual October pace this year,
but it is unusual in at least one
aspect. McLeod County Extension Agent Joe Neubauer said
many farmers are harvesting
both beans and corn now. “Normally beans are taken first and
then farmers turn to corn. A lot
of farmers are switching back
and forth, depending on which
fields are ready. They’re looking
at potential field losses in corn
and they’re trying to get the corn
in before there are any more
dropped ears.
Marilee Dammann, daughter
of Donald and Carol Dammann,
received grand champion honors
on her pen of Khaki Campbell
breeding ducks at the Minnesota
State Fair. Dammannn is a member of the Weeping Willows 4-H
10 Years Ago
Oct. 19, 2005
Rich Glennie, Editor
A ground-breaking ceremony
was held for Coborn’s new
building at 11th Street and
Morningside Drive. The building, which will house the new
grocery store, pharmacy and Little Duke’s gas station and convenience store, is expected to be
completed by next summer.
There also are plans for a car
wash in the parking lot.
Delivering what Coach Robb
DeCorsey labeled their finest
performance to date, the players
of GSL’s 2005 tennis team repeated as South Sub-Section 5A
champions by downing top-seeded Providence Academy 5-2.
From the Silver Lake Leader archives
75 Years Ago
Oct. 12, 1940
Delbert Merrill, Publisher
Leo Bohenski’s Texaco Service Station is holding its Grand
Opening this Saturday and Sunday.
The Silver Lake community
was stunned as news spread that
Paul Dobis had died suddenly at
his home in Silver Lake Monday
evening following a heart attack.
He was 53.
The Herman Thole farm located two miles west of Glencoe on
the Lake Marion road has been
selected as the site for the County
Corn Husking Contest which will
be held Oct. 17.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 14, 1965
Wilbert Merrill, Publisher
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Holm (Mary Jane Bebo) of Hop-
kins, at the Hutchinson Community Hospital, on Tuesday, Sept.
28, 1965, a boy, Troy Michael.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Osmek (Vivian Zeleny) of St.
Louis Park, at the Methodist Hospital on Monday, Oct. 4, 1964, a
boy, Lawrence George, weight 8
Beatrice Shimanski, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shimanski, and Lyle Chacka, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard Chacka,
reigned as queen and king of the
1965 Silver Lake Homecoming
festivities last weekend.
25 Years Ago
Oct. 11, 1990
Ken and Dorothy Merrill, Publishers
Dave and Nancy (Nowak) Plamann of Hutchinson announce
the birth of a daughter, Melissa
Leann, born Saturday, Sept. 29,
1990, at 7 pounds, 19 inches, at
Hutchinson Community Hospital.
Proud grandparents are Stanley
and Mary Ann Nowak of Silver
Lake and Walt and Cary Plamann
of Hutchinson.
George and Elizabeth (Hlavka)
Shellum of Crystal announce the
birth of their daughter, Katherine
Marie, born Sunday, Oct. 7, 1990,
weighing 8 pounds and 20 inches
long. Grandparents are Henry and
Dorothy Hlavka of Silver Lake.
Silver Lake native Joel Wosmek, son of Mike and Sandy
Wosmek, is a contributing member of the ongoing football success story at Moorhead State University. He is a defensive tackle
for the Dragons.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 13, 2005
Ken and Dorothy Merrill, Publishers
Memorial services for Roger
Loren LeNore were held on Oct.
2 a the Shelly Funeral Home in
Little Falls.
From the Stewart Tribune archives
100 Years Ago
Oct. 15, 1915
Koeppen Brothers, Editors
A wedding of unusual interest
to Stewart people was solemnized in Holy Trinity Church in
Minneapolis Tuesday at high
noon when Miss Franklyn Cayott
became the bride of Clemance
Schmitz. The bride is the second
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.A.
Cayott. The groom is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. M. Schmitz. The
couple will stay in Minneapolis a
few days, then go to northern
Minnesota where they will spend
several days with friends and relatives. After Nov. 12, they will
make their home in the house the
groom has rented in the northeast
corner of Stewart.
75 Years Ago
Oct. 11, 1940
Harry Koeppen, Editor
Stewart and the entire surrounding community were
deeply shocked early last Saturday morning to learn of the death
at his home north of Stewart of
George F. McCarty, one of the
real pioneer residents of this
vicinity. He had reached the age
of 74. He was a county commissioner from this district for 12
years and served a number of
terms as the chairman of that
board. About 20 years ago, he
was elected mayor of our village
and served in that capacity for 10
terms. It was under his regime
that the Stewart Community Hall
was built, the village sewer system installed, extensions to the
water works were laid and a new
water tank constructed.
Sophie, 2-month-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William Bethke
of Round Grove, passed away at
her home Tuesday morning from
a severe attack of whooping
cough. Funeral services were
held at the home Wednesday afternoon, and interment was in the
Lutheran church cemetery.
50 Years Ago
Oct. 14, 1965
Kermit T. Hubin, Editor
David LaPlante, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Oliver LaPlante, and
Stanley Krienke, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Krienke, left from
Glencoe Monday afternoon to
begin service in the U.S. Army.
Henry Grochow, 57, died at
his home in Round Grove Township Friday evening, Oct. 1. He
had been watching television, but
failed to respond when Mrs. Grochow called him for dinner. She
went into the room to find him
dead. Funeral services were held
Tuesday at Zion Lutheran
Church in Winthrop.
35 Years Ago
Oct. 23, 1980
Douglas G. Seitz, Editor
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Fillbrandt
(Debbie Hedtke) are proud to announce the birth of their first
child, a daughter, on Oct. 17. She
was named Michelle Lynn.
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Virgil Hedtke of New Germany
and Mr. and Mrs. Fillbrandt of
Kay Ludowese, the daughter
of Mrs. Richard Ludowese and
the late Richard Ludowese, and
Steve Klein, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Klein of Marshall, exchanged wedding vows June 7 at
St. John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville.
By Ron Pulkrabek
A farewell to ‘Tracing Roots’
All good things must come
to an end. This week is my
last article that will be published in The McLeod County Chronicle and formerly in
the Silver Lake Leader. It has
been a fun two years. I want
to thank Rich Glennie, the
editor of the Silver Lake
Leader and The Chronicle for
publishing my articles. I want
to thank my wife, Eileen,
who knows more about Silver
Lake than I do, for editing
and correcting each article. I
also want to thank Lori
Copler, the present The
McLeod Chronicle editor for
continuing to publish my articles and correcting my mistakes.
A big thank you goes out to
Tony Kadlec, who is now living back in the Silver Lake
area, and to Father Bob Mraz,
former pastor of the Holy
Family Church in Silver Lake
for their encouragement, help
and clarifications. They both
are trying hard to keep the
Czech history alive. Tony is
on the staff of the Czech Genealogical Society International.
I want to thank all the people who called, e-mailed me
and personally thanked me;
some people I didn’t even
know, but I know them now.
I hope people learned a lit-
tle about life in the old days
and what hard times their ancestors endured. All nationalities came to America and
went through the same conditions. It was a difficult decision for them to leave their
homeland, leaving their relation which they knew they
would never see again. They
headed off into the unknown,
landing in America almost
penniless. They had been told
America was a land of “milk
and honey,” which certainly
did not turn out that way at
first but with hard physical
work, it generally turned out
successful. Towns were built
from scratch, one building at
a time, where only trees and
grass once grew, until a
whole lively town blossomed
into shape. They were mostly
poor peasants who had no experience in forming a town
and creating city governments.
Farmers grubbed stumps
by hand and eventually built
an attractive farm site, more
or less mini-factories with
hauling products to town for
sale and bringing back storebought items. Running water
into the house for the women
was always one of the last
improvements. My grandfather had running water in the
barn in 1923, but Grandma
Helen Baker
book fair is
next week
never got running water until
she moved off the farm in
1957, 34 years later.
I hope some of the articles
will give some inspiration for
the younger generation to
“Trace Their Roots.” We
should all thank our elderly
relation for making our lives
a much happier place to live.
Encourage them to talk about
it and to write things down.
Once their memories are
gone, they will be gone forever! Visit your relatives at
the cemetery now lying under
the sod and think about the
hard physical work and hardships they endured. Thank
them for coming to America,
the land and home of the
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sent by mail. (Unfortunately,
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book rate). This would make
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and Thursday, Oct. 22, from
3 p.m. to 7 p.m., as well as
on Friday, Oct. 23, from 8
a.m. to noon, in the Helen
Baker gymnasium.
The theme this year is
“Monster Book Fair - Reading is So Much Fun, You’ll
Get Goosebumps.”
The selections will include
titles appropriate for children
in preschool through eighth
Visit the fair and have a
chance to win free Scholastic
books or merchandise.
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Brownton awaits USDA input on
proposed street, utility project
Students from Noah’s
Ark Preschool in Brownton visited the local fire
department Friday as
part of Fire Prevention
Week activities. Above,
firefighter Jason Lindeman shows the students
some of the fire department’s equipment, including two ATVs that
are used for grass fires.
At left, Liam Schlueter
enjoyed crawling around
one of the department’s
fire engines.
Regular Meeting
Monday, Oct. 19, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Call to order:
Approve agenda
Consent Agenda:
• Approve minutes of the Oct. 5, 2015, regular meeting.
• Approve payroll 21, third quarter, and September Ambulance.
• Claims to be paid.
Old business:
• Update on police chief selection process.
• Review schedule for implementation of rental ordinance.
• Review results of tree survey.
New business:
• Personnel Committee report on review of benefits.
• 2016 proposed fee schedule.
Department reports:
• Public Works.
• Community Development.
• Administration.
• Municipal Liquor Store.
• Public Safety.
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
It’s back to reality this week as our nearly perfect
weekend is a distant memory.
A very strong cold front moved through the area late
Sunday, bringing much cooler temperatures and very
strong winds. Highs should hang around the 60-degree
mark until late Thursday into Friday, when another cold
front knocks temperatures back a tad more. Friday’s high
will have a tough time getting out of the lower 50s with a
low in the upper 20s to 30 (if things clear out). That
would mean, at the very least, a strong frost and, if we
get into the 20s, a freeze, so beware.
Highs should creep back up towards the lower 60s by
Sunday and maybe even a little higher to start next week
before another cold-front early in the week.
In terms of rain, we’ll remain mostly dry with the only
real chance coming in Thursday (scattered showers, nothing major). Believe it or not, rain would be a good thing
again, though, as things have dried out substantially from
our wet summer. Drought conditions haven’t set in just
yet, but if we don’t see any rain before winter, we’ll definitely be heading that direction.
Have a great fall week, everyone!
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Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 37-43; partly cloudy.
Thursday — Highs 54-61, lows 33-39; partly cloudy
with scattered showers.
Friday — Highs 48-54, lows 33-39; clear.
Saturday — Highs 50-56, lows 32-38; clear.
Sunday — Highs 58-64; clear.
Weather Quiz: Why do Asian beetles (ladybugs) always seem to show up about this time of year and attempt to get into our houses?
Answer to last week’s question (Why don’t we typically see the large rainfall amounts this time of year vs.
summer months?): Typically this time of year, our weather mainly comes from the west and north, so our summer
moisture supply from the Gulf of Mexico is cut off.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
18 Brownton
seniors met
on Monday
Eighteen Brownton senior
citizens met Monday, Oct.
12, at the Brownton Community Center.
Cards were played after the
business meeting with the
following winners — 500,
Eleanora Lamp, first, and Audrey Tongen, second;
pinochle, Ordell Klucas, first,
and Leone Kujas, second,
and sheephead, Harriett
Bergs, first, and Lil Lindeman, second.
John Burgstahler won the
door prize. Ruby Streich
served refreshments.
The next meeting will be
Monday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m.
All area seniors are welcome.
The McLeod County Senior Citizens meeting will be
Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 1
p.m., in Lester Prairie.
Grace Bible women to host salad luncheon
The women of Grace Bible
Church in Silver Like would
like to invite area ladies to
their annual fall salad luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 24, at
10:30 a.m.
The event is free and will
include a variety of salads
and a talk by Grace Rakow titled “In the Footsteps of
Christ.” Rakow spent the
summer of 2014 teaching in
Tiberius, Israel, and will be
sharing some of her experiences. She is a 2010 graduate
of Glencoe-Silver Lake High
School and graduated this
past spring from Moody
Bible Institute in Chicago
majoring in the biblical languages.
Reservations are not required, but are appreciated
for planning purposes. For
The Silver Lake Blood
Drive will be held Thursday,
Oct. 29, from 1 p.m. to 7
p.m., at the Legion Club
Donors can reduce the time
spent answering questions before donating by going on the
Internet and visit redcross
blood.org/rapidpass prior to
the date of the drive. The
donor must complete the
steps to redeem their pass on
the day they donate. Donors
print the pass or e-mail it to
Volunteers will be calling
donors in the next week to set
up appointments, or call Margaret at 320-327-2249 to
Secretary-Treasurer Gary
The next 500 cards at
Cedar Crest will be Oct. 14 at
1:30 p.m.
The lunch committee for
the Nov. 9 meeting are Mercedes Nowak and Deloris and
Ed Goede.
31 winners: Yvonne Urban
and Tina Dolezal.
500 winners: Hubert Scherman, Tony Victorian, Alice
Paul, Mary Jaskowiak, Roger
Lhotka, Marcella Pokornowski, Genny Lhotka, Joanne
Victorian, Margaret Scherman and Richard Kosek.
A Colorado man died when
the semi tractor-trailer he was
driving rolled over on County
Road 11 near Sacred Heart in
Renville County. The crash
was reported Monday, Oct. 5,
at 7:24 a.m.
According to the Renville
County Sheriff’s Office, 78year-old Harold Schwindt of
Ft. Collins, Colorado, was
driving east when the vehicle
entered the south ditch and
overturned. Schwindt was
ejected from the cab, and was
pronounced dead at the
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at
the scene by the Sacred Heart
Medical Response Unit, Sacred Heart Fire Department,
Renville Ambulance Service
and the Minnesota State Patrol.
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26 Silver Lake seniors
met Monday, Oct. 12
The Silver Lake Senior
Citizens Club met Monday,
Oct. 12, with 26 members
October birthday: Gerry
October anniversaries:
LeRoy and Judy Penas, 51
years, and Ed and Deloris
Goede, 54 years.
The next regular meeting
will be Monday, Nov. 9, at 1
The next quarterly county
meeting will be at Lester
Prairie on Wednesday, Oct.
21, at 1 p.m.
The newly elected officers
for 2016 are: President
Joanne Victorian, Vice President Hubert Scherman and
more information or to let the
church know you will be attending, contact Beth at 320327-2266 or leave a message
at the church office at 320327-2352.
Grace Bible Church is located in Silver Lake at 300
Cleveland St., next to the city
water tower.
Blood drive Oct. 29 at SL Legion
Silver Lake City Council
• Heard a concern from
Planning Commission member Harlow Karg about the
city’s not acting on the commission’s recommendations
on recent issues.
“I thought we did a pretty
good job, and nothing was
accepted,” said Karg.
Mayor Norm Schwarze
said new ideas and information arose during Council discussions that influenced the
final decisions on the matters.
• Approved the 2016 lease
agreement for the senior nutrition site.
• Discussed possible locations for a proposed solar
panel array being proposed
by the Minnesota Municipal
Power Association (MMPA).
• Gave the city clerk the
go-ahead to develop an energy-efficiency rebate program
for the natural gas franchise.
• Briefly discussed the possible merger of United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) and
the Brownton Ag Co-op.
Schwarze noted that the
merger may result in the closing of the grain elevator within the city, which is a major
customer for the city’s electric and natural gas utilities.
visit fire hall
The city had originally set
a Sept. 23 workshop to discuss the project and financing
more in depth. That was cancelled and rescheduled for
Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.
In other engineering business, Rodeberg suggested the
city partner with McLeod
County’s Geographic Information Services (GIS) to develop a digital map for the
city’s infrastructure. Rodeberg said there would probably be a per-parcel charge for
the county to develop the
maps, which would include
the sites and sizes for water
and sewer mains, as well as
hydrant locations and sizes.
“The information would be
invaluable,” Rodeberg told
the Council, which agreed to
pursue the partnership with
the county.
In other business, the City
• Agreed to look at replacing the video camera in the
police squad at a cost of
about $1,700.
• Heard a concern from resident Ken Archer about potentially feral cats in his
neighborhood. Police Chief
Ken Bauer said he could provide a live trap to capture the
Chronicle photos by Lori Copler
By Lori Copler
The city of Brownton is
still waiting to hear the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s response to
a preliminary engineering report on a proposed $8 million
utility and street improvement project.
“The initial review should
be done by the end of the
month,” said John Rodeberg
of Short Elliott Hendrickson
(SEH), the city’s engineering
consultant. Rodeberg gave
the City Council an update at
its Oct. 6 meeting.
Once the USDA gives its
input, the city will need to
wait for the federal budget,
said Rodeberg.
“We don’t know yet what
the federal budget is going to
be,” said Rodeberg, “but it
looks like you may be in line
for about $2 million in
The city has applied for
funding through the USDA’s
Rural Development program.
The proposed project is a
comprehensive improvement
plan that includes upgrades to
the city’s water, sanitary and
storm sewer mains, as well as
the city water tower.
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Wed., Oct. 14 — Brownton Women’s Club, Brownton
Community Center, 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 15 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in
Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.; Stewart
Lions; Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services quarterly community health board mtg., McLeod County Solid Waste building, 1065 Fifth Ave. SE, Hutchinson,
9-11:30 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 19 — Tops Weigh-In mtg., 5-5:30 p.m.;
Brownton Senior Citizens Club, Brownton Community
Center, 1 p.m.; Brownton Lions; Stewart American Legion
Post 125 & Auxiliary mtg., Stewart Community Center, 7
Tues., Oct. 20 — Local Girl Scouts will host a Juliette
Lowe Halloween Fun Night, Glencoe City Center, 6:307:30 p.m., call 952-463-8356 for more info.
Thurs., Oct. 22 — AA Group mtg. next to Post Office in
Stewart, 8 p.m., call 320-212-5290 for info.
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GRHS welcomes new adult-geriatric practitioner Schuberg
Michele Schuberg, an
adult-geriatric nurse practitioner who is certified in hospice and
care, rec e n t l y
j o i n e d
H e a l t h
Unlike the Michele
other nurse Schuberg
practitioners at GRHS, Schuberg does
not accept appointments to
see patients in the clinic. She
provides care exclusively for
two populations: residents of
GRHS Long Term Care and
patients in GRHS’ hospital
transitional care unit. Schuberg divides her time based
on the census in each setting
and the care needs of her patients.
“The best part of my job is
providing greater accessibility to care,” Schuberg says.
“Being on site full time to deliver routine care for hospitalized patients and long-term
care residents, I serve as an
extension of the doctor. I love
being able to meet people’s
needs right in the moment
when they arise.”
Schuberg will tend to longterm care residents when the
charge nurse reports an immediate health concern such
as acute pain or sudden
changes in vital signs.
“I also invite residents and
their families to talk to me
any time about anything that
bothers them, from indigestion to a stubbed toe,” Schuberg says. “Having worked in
hospice and palliative care for
15 years, I can also help ease
a person’s journey at the end
of life.”
In her role in the transitional care unit, Schuberg serves
as a primary member of the
medical team that provides
care for patients who are undergoing longer recoveries
from surgery, serious illness-
es and injuries. Schuberg usually sees every patient in the
transitional care unit every
day and coordinates care with
the hospitalist physician on
duty and the nursing team
Schuberg received her
bachelor’s degree in nursing
from Bethel University, St.
Paul, and her master’s degree
in nursing from Concordia
Mequon. She is licensed as a
registered nurse by the Minnesota Board of Nursing, certified as an adult-geriatric primary care nurse practitioner
by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and certified as a hospice and palliative care nurse by the National Board for Certification of
Hospice and Palliative Nurses.
Before joining GRHS,
Schuberg worked as a registered nurse for three years at
Woodbury Health Care Center, Woodbury, and for 15
years at Hospice of the Twin
Cities, Minneapolis. At the
latter, she worked as an registered nurse (RN) case manager for six years and, more recently, as a hospice-palliative
care nurse for nine years.
Schuberg and her husband,
Mike, live in Cottage Grove,
with their two children.
“Mike grew up on the east
side of St. Paul and I grew up
in small towns and suburbs
all over the U.S.,” Schuberg
says. “I chose to practice at
Glencoe Regional Health
Services because it feels like
home. There is a family atmosphere here that I felt from
the moment I walked in the
Glencoe Regional Health
Services was founded in
1941. It includes a primarycare clinic, 25-bed critical access hospital, a 110-bed nursing home and a 40-unit independent senior housing complex in Glencoe, and outpatient clinics in Lester Prairie
and Stewart.
Moehring graduates from Mayo
Jackie Moehring of Glencoe graduated from the Mayo
College of Medicine, School of Health Sciences in
Rochester in May. She was among 17 graduates from the
radiology program and 80 from the University of Minnesota, Rochester. Moehring received a certificate in radiography and a bachelor of science degree in health professions. She is now one of eight students pursuing a certificate in nuclear medicine technology at Mayo College
of Medicine, School of Health Sciences in Rochester.
Grochows welcome son
Ashley and Quentin Grochow of Glencoe announce the
birth of their son, August Quentin Grochow, born Oct.
11, 2015 at Glencoe Regional Health Services. August
weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches
long. He joins siblings Lillian and Hudson. Grandparents
are Dick and Barb Maass and Brian and Irene Grochow
of Glencoe.
Chronicle photo by Karin Ramige Cornwell
Act 2Day 4 Tomorrow
Youths from Christ Lutheran, Grace
Lutheran, First Congregational, Assembley of God and First Lutheran Chruches participated in the second annual
24-hour Act 2Day 4 Tomorrow event
held at Christ Lutheran in Glencoe from
Saturday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 11.
The overnight program brings youth together to learn about the role they can
play in eradicating hunger and poverty
in the world. The students fasted for 24
hours, eating only small amounts of
rice during the time. Above, Nathan
Warner and Jacob Paul prepare their
cardboard boxes for the night. Thirtynine area youth participated in this
year’s event. All proceeds will go to the
McLeod County Emergency Food Shelf
and ELCA World Hunger.
Submitted photo
Auxiliary distributes school supplies
On Monday, Sept. 28, members of the
Glencoe American Legion Ladies Auxiliary distributed school supplies to three
Glencoe schools. The above photo is
from the distribution at St. Pius X School.
In the front are students Marco Inacheta,
Brianca Espinoza, Aobni Guardado and
Sara Cross. In the back are Auxiliary
members Connie Jutz and Marge Farrell.
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Elaine Alice Alsleben, 88, of Glencoe
Elaine Alice (Tonn) Alsleben, 88, of Glencoe, died
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at
Glencoe Regional Health
Services Long Term Care in
were held
Oct. 14, at
Good Sheph e r d
Church in
the Elaine
Rev. Robert Alsleben
Nowak officiating. Marjorie Hemmann
was the organist. Soloist Julie
Stiles sang “The Lord’s
Prayer.” Congregational
hymns were “Amazing
Grace,” “Children of the
Heavenly Father” and “Take,
Thou, My Hands and Lead
Casket bearers were Brian
Alsleben, Matthew Alsleben,
Ryan Goebel, Jason Alsleben,
Tony Alsleben, Josh Gehlen
and Nick Gehlen.
Interment was in the Glencoe City Cemetery.
Elaine Alice (Tonn) Alsleben was born July 12,
1927, in Bergen Township,
rural Lester Prairie. She was
the daughter of Ewald and
Emma (Schuette) Tonn. She
was baptized as an infant on
July 24, 1927, by the Rev.
J.A. Schert at St. Peter ’s
Lutheran Church in Lester
Prairie, and was confirmed in
her faith as a youth on June 9,
1940, by the Rev. G. Schmidt
at Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Brownton. She was
educated at the parochial
school in Brownton.
On Oct. 14, 1945, she was
united in marriage to Willard
Alsleben by the Rev. G.
Schmidt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. The
couple made their home on a
farm in rural Arlington from
1949 to 1981, where one
could find Mrs. Alsleben
working right beside her husband with the day-to-day
farm chores. Their marriage
was blessed with four children, Larry, Wayne, Arlys and
Leon. They shared over 62
years of marriage before Mr.
Alsleben’s death in December
Mrs. Alsleben was a member of Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
She enjoyed quilting, embroidery, cross stitch, dancing,
playing the harmonica and
cards. Perhaps her greatest
treasure was having all her
children living nearby; the
highlights of her days were
when one of her children
would stop in and she could
show her love by coaxing
them to eat a little something.
She is survived by her children, Larry (Diane) Alsleben
of Glencoe, Wayne (Janet)
Alsleben of Glencoe, Arlys
(Bob) Gehlen of Glencoe and
Leon (Diane) Alsleben of
Plato; grandchildren, Tamra
(Wade) Rolf, Teresa (Andrew) Giesen,
(Amber) Alsleben, Brian
(Michelle) Alsleben, Jason
Alsleben, Josh (Tamara)
Gehlen, Nick Gehlen (fianceé
Becky Kormanik), Ryan (Angela) Goebel, Tony (Anna)
Alsleben, Beth (Brandon)
Adams, Tiffany (Albie) Gordon and Dawn (Curtis)
Bergsholm; many greatgrandchildren; sisters-in-law,
Bernetta Alsleben of Brownton, Janet Alsleben of Brownton and Joan Alsleben of
Glencoe; nephews, nieces,
other relatives and many
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Ewald and
Emma Tonn; husband,
Willard Alsleben; siblings, infant twins (a girl and a boy),
Harold Tonn, Raymond Tonn,
Clarence Tonn and Evelyn
Vollmer; father-in-law and
mother-in-law, August and
Alma Alsleben; brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law, Edna
and Ray Stresemann, Mabel
and George Gehrke, Marvin
Alsleben, Willmer Alsleben,
LaVerda Tonn and Ed
Arrangements were with
the Johnson-McBride Funeral
Chapel of Glencoe. Online
obituaries and guest book are
available at www.hantge.
Dale R.M. Stucke, 69, of Brownton
Dale Stucke, 69, of Brownton, died Sunday, Oct. 4,
2015, at his home in Brownton.
were held
Friday, Oct.
9, at Immanuel
Church in
with the
R. Dale Stucke
Allan Reed
Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns
were “Sweet Hour of Prayer,”
“Amazing Grace” and “How
Great Thou Art.”
Casket bearers were James
Stucke, Gary Tangen, Steve
Cogley, Bob Patkoff,
Jonathan Snow and Brent
Interment was in Oakland
Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Dale Ronald Michael
Stucke was born April 28,
1946, in Hutchinson. He was
the son of Wallace and Luella
(Jaeger) Stucke. He was baptized as an infant on May 26,
1946, at St. John’s Lutheran
Church in Cedar Mills Township, Meeker County, and
was later confirmed in his
faith as a youth on June 5,
1960, at Grace Lutheran
Church in Hutchinson. He re-
ceived his education at rural
country School District 1769
through eighth grade and was
a graduate of the Buffalo
Lake High School class of
1964. During his high school
years, he enjoyed playing
On Dec. 18, 1965, he was
united in marriage to Jean
Nadrchal. Their marriage was
blessed with two daughters,
Lori and Brenda.
On July 2, 1974, he was
united in marriage with
Karen Patkoff in Watertown,
South Dakota. Their marriage
was blessed with twin sons,
Wallace and Michael. The
couple resided most of their
lives in Minnesota, but also
lived in Texas, Oklahoma and
Missouri. They later moved
to Brownton in July 2000.
They shared 41 years of marriage.
In his younger years, Mr.
Stucke farmed in Renville
County. After a car accident
left him disabled, he worked
in the Fargo-Moorhead area
in real estate.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching old westerns and classic television
movies. In his younger years
he enjoyed playing the accordion. He especially cherished
spending time with his fami-
ly, grandchildren and friends.
He is survived by his wife,
Karen Stucke of Brownton;
children, Lori (Jonathan)
Snow of Arden Hills, Brenda
Klamerus of Burbank, Illinois, and Wallace Stucke of
Olivia; grandchildren, Kayla
and Joshua Snow and Lauren
and Andrew Klamerus; mother, Luella Stucke of Hutchinson; brother, Duane (Alison)
Stucke of Duluth; sisters,
Barb (Gary) Tangen of Coleraine and Cheryl (Steve)
Cogley of Kiester; sisters-inlaw Marlene (Steve) Haught
of Manford, Oklahoma, and
Margaret (Steve) Feehan of
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
and Ruth (Brian) Hanson of
Eufaula, Oklahoma; brothersin-law, Bob (Cathy) Patkoff
of Mendota Heights and
Ronald (Beth) Patkoff of
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma;
many nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by
his father, Wallace Stucke;
son, Michael Stucke; grandparents, Ernest and Eleanor
Stucke and Walter and
Martha Jaeger; and father-inlaw and mother-in-law, Lincoln and Josephine Patkoff.
Arrangements were with
the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in
Hutchinson. Online obituaries
and guest book available at
Oct. 19-23
Millie Beneke Manor
of Glencoe, Brownton, Stewart
and Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Sites
Monday — Swiss steak,
mashed potatoes, seasoned
peas, bread with margarine,
pineapple, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Honey mustard
chicken breast, baked potato with
sour cream, green beans, bread
with margarine, cake, low-fat milk.
Bingo at the Silver Lake site.
Wednesday — Lasagna, California-blend vegetables, peaches,
garlic bread with margarine, cookie, low-fat milk.
Thursday — Pork loin, whole
potatoes, buttered cabbage, dinner roll with margarine, fruit crisp,
low-fat milk. Bingo at the Silver
Lake site.
Friday — Pubhouse fish with
tartar sauce, augratin potatoes,
mixed vegetables, bread, pie, lowfat milk.
Glencoe-Silver Lake
Helen Baker Breakfast
Monday — Breakfast sausage
pizza, applesauce, apple juice.
Tuesday — Cocoa Puffs cereal, whole-grain blueberry muffin,
chilled mandarin oranges, grape
Wednesday — Skewered
turkey sausage pancake, orange
wedges, apple juice.
Thursday — Breakfast sausage
pizza, raisins, orange juice.
Friday — No school, teacher
Glencoe-Silver Lake
Helen Baker Lunch
Monday — Barbecued Rib-B-Q
sandwich, baked crinkle fries,
baby carrots, Red Delicious apple
half, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Whole-grain chicken nuggets, whole-grain dinner
roll, mashed potatoes, celery
sticks, banana, applesauce,
chicken gravy.
Wednesday — Toasted cheese
sandwich, Campbell’s tomato
soup, broccoli florets, orange
wedges, chilled peaches.
Thursday — Chicken and
gravy, whole-grain dinner roll,
mashed potatoes, sliced cucumbers, green grapes, chilled pears.
Friday — No school, teacher
Glencoe-Silver Lake
Lakeside Breakfast
Monday — Breakfast sausage
pizza, Cinnamon Toast Crunch,
whole-grain apple cinnamon muffin, applesauce, apple juice.
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Tuesday — Skewered turkey
sausage pancake, Cocoa Puffs,
low-fat mozzarella string cheese,
chilled mandarin oranges, grape
Wednesday — Egg and
cheese sandwich, whole-grain
blueberry muffin, strawberry banana yogurt, raisins, orange juice.
Thursday — Breakfast sausage
pizza, Golden Grahams, whole
grain blueberry muffin, fresh orange wedges, apple juice.
Friday — No school, teacher
Glencoe-Silver Lake
Lakeside Lunch
Monday — Barbecued Rib-B-Q
sandwich, vegetarian baked
beans, turkey and cheese sandwich, baked crinkle fries, baby
carrots, Red Delicious apple half,
pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Whole-grain chicken nuggets, whole-grain dinner
roll, ham and turkey chef salad,
whole-grain seasoned croutons,
mashed potatoes, celery sticks,
banana, applesauce.
Wednesday — Toasted cheese
sandwich, sun butter and grape
jelly sandwich, Campbell’s tomato
soup, broccoli florets, orange
wedges, chilled peaches.
Thursday — Chicken and
gravy, whole-grain dinner roll,
double cheese chef salad, wholegrain croutons, whole-grain dinner
roll, mashed potatoes, sliced cucumbers, green grapes, chilled
Friday — No school, teacher
Glencoe-Silver Lake
Junior, Senior High Breakfast
Monday — Skewered turkey
sausage pancake, peanut butter
and grape jelly Uncrustable,
chilled pears, apple juice.
Tuesday — Cocoa Puffs,
whole-grain blueberry muffin,
apple sauce, orange juice.
Wednesday — Breakfast
sausage pizza, homemade granola, strawberries, sliced banana,
vanilla yogurt, chilled peaches,
apple juice.
Thursday — Whole grain
French toast sticks, strawberry
banana yogurt, peanut butter and
grape jelly Uncrustable, chilled
fruit cocktail, orange juice.
Friday — No school, teacher
grain dinner roll, pepperoni pizza,
cheese pizza, deli selections, carrot sticks, sweet-corn and pepper
salad, Red Delicious apple,
chilled pears.
Tuesday — Tater tot casserole,
peas, whole-grain dinner roll, Italian sausage pizza, cheese pizza,
deli selections, celery sticks, caesar salad, banana, applesauce.
Wednesday — Sloppy joe,
home-fried potatoes, vegetarian
baked beans, chicken alfredo and
broccoli pizza, cheese pizza, deli
selections, red bell pepper strips,
broccoli slaw, watermelon cubes,
chilled peaches, broccoli slaw..
Thursday — Teriyaki chicken,
steamed brown rice, crunchy
Asian topping, stir fry vegetables,
beef taco pizza, cheese pizza,
deli selections, broccoli florets,
tomato, green bean and chickpea
salad, Red Delicious apple, mandarin oranges.
Friday — No school, teacher
St. Pius X School
Monday — Whole-grain turkey
corn dog, potato wedges, wholegrain dinner roll, carrot sticks,
sweet corn and pepper salad,
Red Delicious apple, chilled
Tuesday — Tater tot casserole,
peas, whole-grain dinner roll, celery sticks, caesar salad, banana,
Wednesday — Sloppy joe,
home-fried potatoes, vegetarian
baked beans, red bell pepper
strips, broccoli slaw, watermelon
cubes, chilled peaches.
Thursday — Teriyaki chicken,
steamed brown rice, crunchy
Asian topping, stir fry vegetables,
broccoli florets, tomato, green
bean and chickpea salad, Red
Delicious apple, mandarin oranges.
Friday — No school, teacher
First Lutheran School
cheese, french fries, mixed fruit,
whole-grain bun.
Tuesday — Waffles, ham, tritator, applesauce.
Wednesday — Beef taco, refried beans, peaches, tortilla
Thursday — Chicken dumpling
soup, turkey sandwich, carrots,
Friday — No school.
Glencoe-Silver Lake
Junior, Senior High Lunch
Monday — Whole-grain turkey
corn dog, potato wedges, whole-
We would like to thank all of our family and friends for their
cards, flowers, memorials, food, support, thoughts, and prayers
during our time of loss.
We would also like to give a special thank you to Father Paul,
Father Tony, and Father Cornelius for the celebration of Mass. The
Hutchinson hospital, Silver Lake American Legion Honor Guard,
Degree of Honor, adult choir, CCW, Knights of Columbus, and
Maresh Funeral Home.
May God bless you all!
With deepest gratitude, the Bernard Kaczmarek Family.
*In lieu of individual acknowledgements,
a donation will be made by the family to the
American Heart Association.*
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The Glencoe High School class of 1942
recently celebrated its 73rd reunion at
Unhinged! Pizza in Glencoe. Fifteen
members of a class of 82 still survive,
and 10 were present at this year’s reunion. Front row, from left, are Eunice
(Vacek) Wosmek, Jean (Streu) Vaughn,
Ray Jilek, Audrey (Bargmann) Thiele and
Vivian (Howe) Grimm; and, back row,
Ruben Ernst, Caroline (Schlacht) Laugtug, Wilma (Grenke) Schmidt, Esther
(Oelfke) Michaletz and Don Tifft.
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The McLeod County Chronicle, www.glencoenews.com, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, page 9
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High School students of the month
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FLS principal spends night on roof
First Lutheran School Principal Dean
Scheele spent the night on the school’s
roof Friday, Oct. 9. The principal told his
students if they raised $5,100 for the
school’s nonpublic school marathon, he
would camp out for the night. The
fundraiser exceeded its goal. Though the
night got a bit chilly, Scheele said it was
worth it.
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School recently announced the September students of the month. Front row, from left
are Emily Muetzel, Roxanna Sanchez,
Rachel Bonderman and Morgan
Dahlke; and back, Alex Romano, Ethan
Knudten, Maggie Petersen, Alex Endres and Dylan Melchert. Not pictured
are Paige Ackerson and Hattie DreierSchultz.
Soybeans wrapping up, corn starts
Soybean harvest is wrapping up and corn harvest is in
progress in the region. According to the United States
Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Statistics Service Oct. 4 report,
topsoil and subsoil moisture
both appear to be in good
Ninety-one percent of Minnesota’s corn is mature,
which is two weeks ahead of
last year and eight days ahead
of the five-year average. Soybean harvest was 69 percent
complete, which is 48 percent
ahead of last year and 25 percent ahead of the five-year
This year has been ideal for
crop growth and development
and for home landscape
At the beginning of autumn, stop watering until the
leaves fall from the trees.
Once they fall, water your
trees up until the ground
freezes so they will have
enough water to make it
through the winter drought.
Trees and shrubs, especially
conifer trees and trees and
shrubs planted in the last
three years, should be watered generously.
Young trees are especially
susceptible to the temperature
changes that come with winter in cold climates. They are
usually not developed enough
to withstand the constant
freezing and thawing that
may occur. Mulching newly
planted trees with a thick (3to 6-inch) layer of bark chips
or leaves will help reduce
winter root damage. Do not
put the mulch right up against
the trunk — this can cause
moisture buildup that attracts
fungus. Put this mulch layer
down once the ground has
Young maples and thin-
Farm Notes
By Nathan Winter
15 words or less for
barked trees may benefit
from some kind of sun scald
protection to prevent the bark
from cracking this winter and
spring. This protection is usually in the form of a plastic
tube or tree wrap (remove in
spring). These practices can
also help in reducing winter
animal damage. Other fall
management practices which
will help reduce winter damage to trees and shrubs can be
found at http://z.umn.edu/
Protecting trees from rabbits, mice, voles and deer is a
major concern in some landscapes during the winter.
Mow or remove tall grass to
reduce mice and vole damage. If the bark is removed or
severely damaged around the
tree, it will die. Protective
physical barriers such as tree
tubes, hardware cloth or fencing can be used when practical. Odor, taste and visual repellents can also be used to
repel many wildlife species,
but may have inconsistent effectiveness. Human hair,
soaps, garlic oil, hot sauce
and animal repellents can be
applied to branches and foliage to discourage browsing,
but weather, application frequency, animal population
and feeding pressures all affect the success of repellents.
Some animals become desensitized to the repellent, so you
may want to alternate repellents. A web resource that reviews prevention and control
of wildlife damage can be
found at: http://z.umn.edu
Fall is also a good time to
plant trees. The temperatures
are cooler, stressing the trees
less and allowing them a better chance to get their roots
established. The recommendation is to plant at least three
weeks before the ground
freezes. If you have already
planted this fall make sure to
water until the soil freezes.
Recommended trees for all
regions of Minnesota can be
found at the University of
Minnesota’s extension website: http://z.umn.edu/105q.
While pruning can be done
in the fall, the best time to
prune trees is during the dormant season from January to
March. Flowering shrubs can
be pruned in the summer
after flowering. Make sure to
remove the “three D’s” —
dead, diseased or damaged.
They all serve as points
where diseases or pests could
enter and removing them will
also make the tree look better.
You can also prune branches
that aren’t growing the way
you would like.
If you are unsure what is
causing problems in your
landscape, the University of
Minnesota Extension has a
great website to help homeowners diagnose tree, shrub
and plant problems or identify a weed or insect. This site
also has links to the University of Minnesota Plant Disease
Clinic and Soil Testing Lab:
http://z.umn.edu/10 5r.
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GSL character students
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School announced the
September character students. Joseph Torgerson,
pictured at left, received recognition for trustworthiness, and Tarin Michaelis, right, was recognized for
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Miller Manufacturing
celebrates 10 years
as part of Glencoe
Miller Manufacturing recently celebrated its 10th year
as part of the Glencoe community. The company’s manufacturing and distribution
facility first came to town in
Marketing Communications Manager Ashley Lenz
explained the move allowed
the company to consolidate
its facilities in Dassel, Savage
and Amery, Wisconsin.
In its 10 years in Glencoe,
the facility went from 75 employees to more than 350.
Lenz explained this was possible through organic growth.
“It was all by acquisition of
other companies and new
products,” she said.
Over the years the company has been frequently involved with the community,
said Lenz, with various outreach activities.
Lenz said the facility will
continue to grow. The facility
recently added 100,000
square feet of warehouse
space in November 2014, and
120 employee positions that
it is looking to fill.
“Our CEO is really passionate about healthy growth
and making sure we are set
up to grow that way,” Lenz
Minnesota Nice starts boxing
up care packages for soldiers
Minnesota Nice is already
packaging up boxes to send
to soldiers, according to local
One of those organizers,
Linda Krueger of Glencoe,
said the local group is already
receiving e-mails that new
units have been sent to remote locations where supplies are very limited — the
nearest PX can be up to 60
miles away and it is very dangerous to travel.
Minnesota Nice sends soldier care packages through
the Christmas season.
Krueger said the local Minnesota Nice group already
has packed up 16 boxes of
donated items, but is in need
of donations to help pay for
the postage. But, of course,
Krueger stressed, donations
of both items and cash are always welcome.
Chronicle photos by Rebecca Mariscal
St. Pius X school holds marathon
The St. Pius X students and community members
held a marathon for nonpublic schools on Friday, Oct.
9. The walk left the church after Mass and followed
Hennepin Avenue north and looped back to the
church. The marathon started off with a blessing, pic-
tured at top. At left, Emma Cathey and Ella Schaefer
link arms as they start off the marathon. At right, Cierra Bullock, Reese Magnuson and Dakota Bullock
laugh along the route.
“Some people like to shop,
others don’t,” she said. “Everything helps.”
Those who wish to make a
donation may contact
Krueger at 320-864-5944.
Cash donations by check can
be made out to Minnesota
Nice and sent to Krueger at
9525 County Road 2, Glencoe MN 55336.
Our Savior’s will host
LWML conference rally
Our Savior ’s Lutheran
Church, Hutchinson, will
host the Lutheran Women’s
Missionary League (LWML)
Crow River Conference Rally
on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
The LWML is the official
women’s auxiliary of the
Lutheran Church - Missouri
Registration begins at 6:30
p.m. (there is a cost) and the
program starts at 7 p.m.
The Rev. John Grein will
speak on “Being a Christian
in a Secular World.” Using
Humanist Manifestos I and
II, along with a number of
U.S. Supreme Court rulings
from the 1800s to the present,
Grein shows how the country
has become more secular
over the years and the consequences. He then suggests
what Christians need to do
and what they can expect
from the secular world
around them.
Gifts from the Heart items
will be given to Birthright
Crisis Pregnancy Center in
The church is located at
800 Bluff St. NE in Hutchinson. The public is welcome to
attend. Please RSVP to the
church office at 320-5873318.
Trumpeter Swans visit Lake Addie
About a half-dozen Trumpeter Swans made Lake
Addie near Brownton a rest stop in their migration
south. The swans were spotted Friday and Saturday
in the area.
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