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January 16th, 2019

‘Blizzard Blast’ provides hospice services that can mean so much

Jean Ostrom is grateful for the care and support she and her late husband, Lee, received from Allina’s hospice care team. Lee Ostrom passed away Jan. 14, 2018.

‘Blizzard Blast’ provides hospice services that can mean so much

Jean Ostrom is grateful for the care and support she and her late husband, Lee, received from Allina’s hospice care team. Lee Ostrom passed away Jan. 14, 2018.

Building creativity, self-confidence one piece at a time

A half-dozen area children participated in the monthly LEGO League at the Glencoe Public Library program last Tuesday evening, Jan. 8. The program stresses creativity and challenges participants to build something in line with a theme. After completing their work, participants explain what they made and how the design was important to them. Lucas Blomer and Cooper Foss discussed plans for their creations The next LEGO League program is Feb. 5.

Grapplers host pair of meets

Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestler Cody Rae won the 75th match of his career last week.

Victors emerge at Pinewood Derby

The 2019 Pinewood Derby for Glencoe Cub Scout Pack 352 was held on Sunday, Jan. 13, at First Lutheran School. Pictured above, finishing first through fourth from left to right: Kole Christensen, Bentlee Ondrachek, Jaxson Klitzk and Oscar Freberg.

Stewart City Council accepts bid, hears from freelance writer

At a Stewart City Council meeting on Monday night, councilors approved the sale of a fire truck and heard from a freelance writer working with the McLeod County Historical Partnership.
Councilors — with Council Member Kurt Glaeser absent and with the new addition of Council Member James (Jim) Eitel — were heartily surprised to receive a bid on the sale of the city’s old fire truck at $2,500, with the conditions that the truck be picked up within 30 days, weather permitting. Other bids were as high as $1,200 and as low as $500.

Brownton initiates 2019 street improvements, reconsiders pay schedule, animal ordinance

In its first meeting of the new year, after swearing in elected and appointed officials, the Brownton City Council moved into the bulk of its meeting, which included the monthly engineer’s report, in which the council approved its engineering firm’s supplemental letter agreement for an additional streets project.
The council also tabled a citizen’s request to own a pair of ducks, and formally accepted resignation from Officer Logan Anderson from full-time duties, sparking discussion on the city’s pay schedule.

Nuvera honored for promoting women

Nuvera was recently named one of the honor roll companies in the 2018 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate Leadership conducted by St. Catherine’s University, in collaboration with Twin Cities Business.
This elite group of Minnesota companies was recognized for 20 percent or more women corporate directors and executives.
Nuvera is a well-established communications company with headquarters in New Ulm and a customer solutions center office in Glencoe.

(For the complete story, see the Jan. 16 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Semi crash Friday closes Hwy. 15 south of Brownton

A semi truck crashed in the ditch along Highway 15 near its intersection with McLeod County Road 17 Friday afternoon.
The crash occurred just after 12:35 p.m. Jan. 11. The semi was heading south on Highway 15 in Penn Township, south of Brownton, when the truck, driven by Gregory Allan Portner of New Ulm, unexplainably crossed the highway and crashed into the ditch, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Road conditions were dry.

‘Paddle & Portage’ will put Glencoe on the map

Glencoe is not a destination city. We don’t have a lake. We don’t have many tourist attractions. We don’t have a lot here that would make a driver pull off the highway and spend the day.
We do have, however, a lot of history. Glencoe is an old community dating back before Minnesota was even a state. But as we continue to tear down old buildings and replace them with newer ones or simply leave another vacant lot, we are losing our history.