November 28th, 2015

Lester Prairie teen injured in accident

Elizabeth C. Dennis, 18, of Lester Prairie, was taken by ambulance to the Hutchinson Health Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a  one-vehicle accident Saturday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident happened at about 7 a.m. on Highway 7 near Eagle Avenue, east of Silver Lake. Dennis was eastbound in a 2001 Kia Sephia when the car ran off the road to the left and hit a power pole. The highway was shut down for about two hours because of a live power line being down.

November 27th

Karl Monroe, 48, of Green Isle

Karl Monroe, 48, of Green Isle, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at his home in Green Isle.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m., at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America.
Gathering of friends and family will be held Monday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., two hours prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America. An online guest book is available at

County Board to meet Tuesday afternoon

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday rather than at its usual 9 a.m. time slot.

The Board meeting will precede the annual taxation hearing, which is at 6 p.m. in the commissioners meeting rooming.

Among agenda items are a request for the jail administrator to attend a panel in Washington, D.C., Dec. 7-8, several human resources items, a consideration of budget committee recommendations, the 2016 meeting schedule and the setting of the bidding dates for the official newspaper for 2016.

November 25th

Kuphal is in Marketing Club

Ashley Kuphal of Glencoe is a member of the Marketing Club at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. Kuphal is a junior majoring in  marketing. 

Boy born to Zavala, Soto

Stephanie Zavala and Bashier Soto of Hutchinson announce the birth of their son, Geovanni Dante Soto, born Nov. 19, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Geovanni weighed 6 pounds, 5.8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. 

Baby boy for Rosenlunds

Nicole and Tyler Rosenlund of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Emmett Martin Rosenlund, born Nov. 17, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Emmett weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long. He joins siblings Tanner, 10; Cooper, 8; Connor, 6; Aaden, 4 and Sadiee, 3. Grandparents are John and Karen Franceschelli of Farmington and Tim and Linda Rosenlund of Yacolt, Washington. 

Son born to Berry, Dostal

Krystal Berry and Dazz Dostal of Winsted announce the birth of their son, Jax Richard Dostal-Berry, born Nov. 15, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jax weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long. He is welcomed by sister Olivia Kennard. Grandparents are Karen Bergemann of Staples, Kelly Berry and Richard and Teresa Dostal of Glencoe. 

Baby girl for Trocke family

Brady Trocke, 19 months, along with parents Jay and Angie (Hviding) Trocke of Apple Valley, announce the birth of Abigail Marie Trocke, born Nov. 4, 2015, at Fairview Hospital in Burnsville. Grandparents are Dan and Connie Hviding of Apple Valley and Al and Pat Trocke of Glencoe. Abby is also welcomed by her aunt Brittany Hviding of Phoenix, Arizona, and aunt Kim, uncle Matt and cousins Carter, Brody and Aiden Rushmeier of Glencoe.  

Juanita Jean Urban, 81, of Glencoe

Juanita Jean Urban, 81, of Glencoe, formerly of Mound, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Oak Terrace Care Center in Gaylord.

Leola ‘Ole’ Tessmer, 91, of Stewart

Leola “Ole” Tessmer, 91, of Stewart, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 21, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart with the Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. Music was provided by organist Adline Kottke and two songs by Carol Ann Maiers, Lori Bleck and Ruth Wagner.