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February 15th, 2024

McLeod County considers becoming fiscal host of SMAMHC

The county board approved the appointment of Bob Lindeman to the Feedlot Committee.

McLeod County considers becoming fiscal host of mental health consortium

The McLeod County Board hosted a meeting and workshop on Feb. 6. where there was a proposed consideration for McLeod County becoming a fiscal host of the Southwestern MN Adult Mental Health Consortium (SMAMHC).
Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services delivered their 60-day notice to resign as fiscal host of the SMAMHC on Jan. 11. Fiscal host responsibilities include all fiscal accounting work such as accounts payable, receipts, budgeting, reporting, audit, grants, and cash flow, and the adherence to Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards.

Glencoe business owner inducted into Minnesota FFA Alumni Hall of Fame class of 2024

Former Watertown-Mayer FFA advisor Russ Runck was honored last month with one of the top individual FFA honors in the state.
He was named one of this year’s six inductees into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame. He will join the more than 240 other members who have been inducted since 2004. His official induction will occur during a ceremony on Sunday, April 21, during the first general session at this year’s state FFA convention.

McLeod County Board passes resolution in opposition to proposed sanctuary state designation

During their special meeting on Saturday, the McLeod County Board unanimously passed a resolution opposing the North STAR Act.
Resolution 24-CB-14 was passed by a 5-0 vote to a standing ovation by the over 130 public members who packed the Martin McLeod board room in the McLeod County Government Center. The resolution urges the legislature and Governor Tim Walz to reject the North STAR Act proposals and give ample acknowledgment to public and local government input and the true impact of becoming a sanctuary state.

Death notice: Vera Wacker, 104, of Glencoe

Vera L. Wacker, 104, of Glencoe, MN, formerly of Brownton, MN, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe.
A funeral service will take place Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, MN, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. Online guestbook is available at www.hantge.com.

Dorothy Micka, 91

Dorothy Mary Micka, 91, formerly of Silver Lake, MN, and Plymouth, MN, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, MN.
She was born Nov. 30, 1932, in Winsted, MN, the daughter of John and Alvina (Sterner) Paul.
Dorothy M. Paul and David F. Micka were joined in holy marriage at Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake Nov. 22, 1952. God blessed their marriage with three children.
David Micka preceded his wife in death Dec. 24, 2015.
Dorothy was a faithful member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake.

Orville Polzin, 89

Orville Polzin, 89, of Gaylord, MN, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at his home.
A funeral service took place Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn, MN, with interment in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Visitation took place Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and continued one hour prior to the service, all at the church.
Clergy who officiated: Pastor Kay Rohloff.
Organist: Kara Scholla.
Congregational hymns: “Abide With Me,” “Old Rugged Cross,” and “Nearer My God To Thee.”

Larry Ostendorf, 91

Larry John Ostendorf, 91, formerly of Freeport, MN, Eagan, MN, and Glencoe, MN, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 5, 2024.
He was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Krain Township, Stearns County, MN, and grew up in St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis, MN, to parents Ben and Mary (Thielen) Ostendorf.
In 1953, he married Dorothy Thelen. Together, they raised six children before her passing. In 1993, he found love again and married Phyllis (Wosmek) Sopkowiak. Their union brought 30 years of companionship and adventures to Alaska, Texas, and Mexico.

Beatrice Koester, 93

Beatrice Mae Koester (Lentz), 93, of Hastings, MN, and formerly of Glencoe, MN, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Rev. Jon Niebuhr will officiate.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Glencoe City Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the church.
Beatrice was born March 9, 1930, in Henry, SD. She was the daughter of Edward and Mabel (Jaehn) Lentz. She was reborn as a child of God in holy baptism. She was confirmed April 2, 1944.

Dianne Mahoney, 86

Dianne Therese Mahoney, 86, of Brooklyn Center, MN, a devout and spiritual woman, passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, after a very full life.
She was reunited in heaven with her youngest daughter, Jenny Rebecca Mahoney, on the day of Jenny’s birth.
Dianne was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Estherville, IA, the daughter of Bernard Vincent Bormann and Wilma Dorothy Wobbe. Her family spent the years of WWII in Superior, WI, but eventually settled in Morris, MN.