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October 10th, 2017

Robert ‘Cuz’ Cousins, 64, of NYA

Robert “Cuz” Cousins, 64, of Norwood Young America, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m., at the Johnson Funeral Home, 141 First St. E, Waconia, with Chaplain Michelle Hienz as the officiant. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. There will be a reception and a time for remembering immediately after the service at the Roy Clay Community Building, 327 Elm St. W, in Norwood Young America.

Local students on dean’s list

Melissa Mallak and Katlin Stockman, both of Glencoe, were named to the summer 2017 dean’s list at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Dean’s list members have achieved a grade point average of 3.75 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Son born to Bussler family

Lyndsay and Derek Bussler of Bloomington announce the birth of their son, Jack Walter, who arrived Aug. 29, 2017, at Fairview Southdale Hospital. Jack weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. He is welcomed by his sister, Claire; grandparents, Mark and Diane Jahnke of Brownton and Randy and Verona Bussler of Glencoe; and great-grandparents, Vernetta Brinkman of Glencoe and Joan Jahnke of Hastings.

Brownton City Council votes to reinstate, increase library funding

The Brownton City Council voted Tuesday, Oct. 3, to restore the funding it had withheld from the Pioneerland Library System, after hearing that the Brownton Public Library was fully staffed.
Head Librarian Jackee Fountain also gave a report on the activities and materials that are offered at the library.
Fountain said two people have been hired to help staff the Brownton library, one from the Glencoe area and one from the Lester Prairie area. In recent months, the library has not always been open for its full 20-hour schedule because of a lack of staffing.

Columnist to speak at Christ Lutheran women’s gathering

“All is Grace,” Christ Lutheran Women’s third annual fall gathering, is Saturday, Nov. 4, at Christ Lutheran Church.

Willmar man arrested after high-speed chase

A Willmar man was arrested Saturday afternoon after allegedly stealing a car, leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase, abandoning the vehicle in a ditch and fleeing from officers.
According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, a report was received at about 11 a.m. of a gas drive-off from a station in Franklin. The suspect vehicle also was reported stolen, and a deputy tried to stop the vehicle. Instead of stopping, the suspect fled and a pursuit began in the area of Renville County Road 16 and 710th Avenue, about 10 miles southwest of Hector.

Registration open for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

Registration is open for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a collaborative effort of the Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools Early Childhood Family Education program and the Glencoe and Brownton public libraries.
The program encourages an early love for reading and books by having parents and other care givers read to their children extensively before kindergarten.

School Board splits on vote to sell Helen Baker site

Ken Polifka’s new proposal for the Helen Baker site failed to pass with a tied vote at the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board’s Monday night meeting. The city’s proposal for the Helen Baker site was not voted on by the School Board.

Glencoe Township, city officials discuss fire truck

Three members of the Glencoe Township Board and the Glencoe City Council met at the city’s Personnel and Legislative Committee meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss the fire rescue truck and the available financing options for the truck.
Tim Haag, treasurer, Duane Haag, supervisor, and Bruce Bargmann, supervisor and chairman of Glencoe Township, were present at the meeting, along with Glencoe Fire Chief Ron Grack, City Administrator Mark Larson and Mayor Randy Wilson. All members of the Glencoe City Council were present.

Family, friends helping family

When Steve Weber of rural Silver Lake went to a doctor because of a swollen knee in January 2016, he had no idea that it would be the trigger for the discovery of stage four cancer.
Weber said fluid around his knee was drained, and he was put on steroids for continuing treatment.
“After taking the steroid pills for two or three days, I started getting severe stomach cramps,” said Weber. He went to the emergency room, and ended up in the hospital.
“Apparently, the steroids activated ulcers that I didn’t even know I had,” said Weber.