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August 9th, 2017

Restoring faith in America’s democracy

By Lee H. Hamilton
Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington, D.C., and in their state capitals? Despite the cynicism of these times, my answer is, yes, we do … but we have to exercise it.

One injured in crash Sunday

A Cedar Mills woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident in Renville County Sunday just before 11 a.m.
According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Russel Kurth, 27, was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer east on 870th Avenue, and collided with a 2012 Ford pickup driven by Nicholas Gaspar, 29, also of Cedar Mills. Gaspar was traveling north on County Road 20. The accident happened at an uncontrolled gravel intersection.

Small plane crashes at Hector airport

Two people were injured Sunday after a small plane took a nose dive shortly after take-off at the Hector Municipal Airport.
The Renville Sheriff’s Office said the accident was reported at about 3:45 p.m., and the preliminary investigation indicated that a 2011 fixed-wing, single-engine Ultralight aircraft, flown by 75-year-old Gary Bipes of Hector, was attempting to take off from the airport, and was 15 to 20 feet in the air when the engine stalled and the aircraft nose-dived into the ground.

Gibbon teen airlifted from accident scene

A Gibbon teen was extricated from a vehicle and airlifted from an accident scene Wednesday, Aug. 2.
According to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, a one-vehicle rollover was reported at about 5:38 p.m., which occurred about two miles north of Gibbon on Sibley County Road 2 (631st Avenue).

Fire department looking to buy new rescue truck

At its Monday night meeting, the Glencoe City Council heard from Fire Chief Ron Grack about the replacement of its current rescue truck.
The City Council approved the Glencoe Fire Department Truck Committee’s request, contingent upon the fire department meeting with township representatives.

Fahey’s Sales celebrates 70 years in business

Fahey Sales, headquartered in Glencoe, is celebrating 70 years of providing customers with quality auction, appraisal and real estate services.
To celebrate the milestone, Fahey Sales held an open house event on July 20. During the event, Fahey Sales offered tours to visitors, hosted WCCO’s “Sports to the Max” with Mike Max and enjoyed music by the Wendinger Band.

August 8th

Posustas honored as grand marshals

Ron and Brenda Posusta may have been a little stunned to learn they had been chosen grand marshals of Silver Lake’s Pola-Czesky Days parade, but hardly anyone else was.
As Mayor Bruce Bebo said when he announced the grand marshals after the toilet bowl races Friday night, “if you don’t know who we’re talking about by now, you haven’t been around here very long.”

Prehn's perfecto pitches Plato back to state tournament

Twenty-seven batters up, 27 batters down – all in a day’s work for Adam Prehn.
Plato’s starting pitcher for the second round of the Region 7C Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 6, in New Germany, Prehn faced the challenging task of taking on Crow River Valley League North Division champion Waconia with a berth in the state tournament on the line.
In just under two hours time, Prehn finished his day with none of his 97 pitches accounting for a hit or a walk.
He had thrown a perfect game; the Blue Jays won 4-0.

Season's end for Bruins

Two agonizingly close losses at the Region 7C Tournament spelled the end of the season for the Brownton Bruins.
Brownton, which entered the regional bracket as an eighth seed on the strength of a playoff win over Glencoe, lost 3-1 to No. 1 seed Green Isle on Thursday, Aug. 3, before succumbing to fifth-seeded Young America three days later.
Playing at Waconia, Dylan McCormick pitched the opener for the Bruins against an Irish squad that had swept both games in the regular-season series between the teams.

August 2nd

Plato rested and ready for Region 7C tourney