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August 14th, 2019

Glencoe High School Class of 1954 reunion

Nineteen members of Glencoe High School’s Class of 1954 recently gathered for a reunion. The class had 87 members back in ’54 and 14 still live in Glencoe or the immediate area.

Brownton’s season ends in loss to Black Sox

Matt Schwichtenberg slides home after hustling around the diamond from first base on a Matt Schornack double in Brownton’s season-ending 4-2 loss to Carver in the Region 7C playoffs on Thursday, Aug. 8, in Cologne.

Lions corn feed and pedal pull in Brownton

Brownton was the site of a corn feed and pedal pull on Monday night, Aug. 12 at the community center. Pictured is Savanna Sweely, daughter of Dave and Nancy Sweely, who took her shot at pulling the sled.

Bill takes aim at thwarting ‘robocalls’

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota recently introduced two pieces of legislation to crack down on robocalls.

GOP’s Hughes will make third try to win Peterson’s seat in Congress

Dave Hughes recently announced he is again a Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives to serve the people of Minnesota's 7th Congressional District.
“Congress is failing our nation with irresponsible overspending that saddles the American people with a crushing national debt that threatens the American dream for our children and generations to come. We need more battle-tested veterans and principled leaders to take power back from the federal government and return it to the people," said Hughes, a retired major in the U.S. Air Force.

Christ Lutheran bringing ‘Laundry Love’ to Glencoe

An idea spawned over coffee two years ago figures to help area residents who need a little assistance with some of everyday life’s most basic needs.
Two Glencoe women have helped bring an idea started in California to Glencoe. With the support of their church, Christ Lutheran, and the community’s laundromat, the Laundry Love program provides people in need another tool to help improve their everyday lives.

Raymond Gruenwalt, 77, of Gaylord

Raymond “Ray” Gruenwalt, 77, of Gaylord passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
A funeral service was held Friday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m., at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn with interment in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.
Pastor Dawn Quame was the officiating clergy.
Kara Scholla was the organist. Soloist Darwin Frauendienst sang “The Lord’s Prayer.”
“Why Me Lord,” “How Great Thou Art” and “The Old Rugged Cross” were the congregational hymns.

Loren Oelfke, 76, of Arlington

Loren Leonard Oelfke, 76, of Arlington, formerly of Hamburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Good Samaritan Society in Arlington.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, with interment in the church cemetery.
Pastor Mark Triplett was the officiating clergy.
Kathy Oelfke was the organist.
“Lift High The Cross,” “How Great Thou Art,” “I Am Trusting Thee Lord Jesus,” and “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less” were the congregational hymns.

Brownton to assess property owners $1.5 million for streets project

While approving pay application number 10 for $451,924.27, the Brownton City Council discussed its assessment policy with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) engineers John Rodeberg and Chris Knutson. Total assessment to benefitting properties for the street improvement project is $1,500,611.25. The city’s portion is $4,485,320.78.
The pay application was paid to R&R Excavating, the general contractor for the project that started in 2016 and will see a completion date in 2020. The project was supposed to be done in 2018 according to Brownton city officials.

Stewart approves preliminary budget with $11,813 shortfall

The Stewart City Council nearly balanced its preliminary budget for 2020 at a meeting Monday, Aug. 12. The council cut more than $50,000 from the city’s budget in one night, taking mostly from the city’s maintenance department. Mayor Jason Peirce said the city’s total expenditure is budgeted for $812,685, leaving a shortfall of $11,813.