June 27th, 2017

Locals named to dean’s list

Amber Chmielewski of Glencoe has been named to the  St. Cloud State University spring semester dean’s list. Chmielewski is pursuing a Master of Arts in rhetoric and writing.

Locals named to dean’s list

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls spring semester dean’s list includes, from Glencoe, Daniel Raiter, chemistry; Josie Schmitt, biology; and Mary Schmitt, elementary eduation. To be named to the dean’s list, a full-time undergraduate student must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 of 4.0, or midway between an A and B average.

Named to president’s list

Brandon Schlagel of Silver Lake has earned recognition from St. Cloud Technical and Community College for achieving a grade point average of 4.0 during the spring 2017 semester.

Gustavus Adolphus dean’s list

The following local students were named to the spring dean’s list at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter: from Glencoe, Abigail Butler, Oakley Clark and Alyson Winn; and from Stewart, Jillian Driver. The list comprises students who have earned a 3.7 grade point average or higher for the semester ending in May 2017.

Silver Lake City Council offers clerk job to liquor store manager

The Silver Lake City Council voted Thursday night to offer the city clerk job to Jon Jerabek, currently the manager of the municipal liquor store. The offer is contingent on a clean background check, which will be conducted by the Silver Lake Police Department. Jerabek has indicated he will take the position, according to Deputy Clerk Kristi Mesenbrink. Police Chief RJ Cripps said it will take about a week to conduct the background check.

Betty L. Rosenow, 78, of Glencoe

Betty LaVonne (Jaworski) Rosenow, 78, of Glencoe, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 23, at Riverside Church in Hutchinson with Dr. Lee Allison officiating. Worship leader Robert Scharpe performed “He’s Alive.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “It is Well.”
Casket bearers were Kevin Wolden and Duane Mattson. Interment will be at a later date in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Betty Lou Wroge, 70, of Glencoe

Betty Lou (Frahm) Wroge, 70, of Glencoe, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, doing what she loved, camping in Hutchinson.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 21, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “When Peace, Like a River,” “The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

Miriam Droege, 83, of Bemidji

Miriam Droege, 83, of Bemidji, died of Alzheimer’s disease May 19, 2017, at Trillium Memory Care in Bemidji.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 7, at noon, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato with the Rev. Bruce Laabs officiating.

Marian M. Bielke, 79, of Sauk Centre

Marian M. Bielke, 79, of Sauk Centre, died peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at her home.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, June 28) at 11 a.m., at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Rebecca Thomas officiating. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the church.
Casket bearers will be Kurt Kurtzeg, Scott Kurtzweg, Mark Kurtzweg, Todd Smith, Scott Smith and Eric Sandquist. Honorary casket bearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Collette, Mike, Crystal, Danielle, Bennett, Paige and Kylie.

How can county afford millions for another trail?

To the Editor:
We are fortunate to have cable TV broadcast of the county commissioner meetings. Watching these the last few months has flushed out just how much the proposed new Dakota Rail Trail is going to hit the pocketbooks of McLeod County taxpayers. Folks, it isn’t pretty.