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September 9th, 2015

Two seriously injured in accident Sunday

Two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident southeast of Brownton on Oday Avenue, near 75th Street, on Sunday afternoon. The accident was reported at 12:53 p.m.
According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, the injured drivers were Christopher Glen Bardwell, 31, of Hutchinson, and Kimberly Sue Johnson, 38, of Granite Falls.
Bardwell was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, and Johnson was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango that was towing a small moving trailer.

County Board tables health insurance premium request

At its Tuesday, Sept. 1, meeting, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners tabled a proposal to allow employees to voluntarily sign up for the 2016 Ridgeview Community Network.
According to County Administrator Pat Melvin, employees who volunteered for the program — in which they would get their health care at Ridgeview clinics — would get a 5 percent discount on their health insurance premium.
Melvin said Ridgeview’s clinics are primarily in Sibley County, with one clinic in Winsted.

Professional Insurance Providers to lace up sneakers for Alzheimer’s

Professional Insurance Providers of Glencoe will be lacing up their sneakers for a good cause this month. Staff and family members from the company have created a team to participate in the Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimers on Sept. 26.
The Twin Cities walk, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, is one of several in the state. Participants can chose a one-mile or three-mile route through downtown Minneapolis.

State champions!

Victory celebration

Panthers storm to 3-0 record

Brownton City Council proposes 10 percent levy incease for 2016

The Brownton City Council  is proposing a 10 percent levy increase for 2016, following a discussion of its preliminary budget at its Sept. 1 meeting.
City Clerk Ella Kruse told the City Council that it would need to levy $391,977 in 2016 to cover its general fund expenses and bond payments, up slightly from the $387,917 levy set for 2015.

Rudella VonBerge, 100, of Glencoe

Rudella Anna (Hoernemann) VonBerge, 100, of Glencoe, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Monday, August. 31, 2015 at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

Fantastic fans

Irene J. Nemec, 89, of Silver Lake

Irene Josephine Nemec, 89, of Silver Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 4, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Tony Stubeda as the celebrant.
Casket bearers were Mark Wendolek, Dean Wendolek, John Vacek, Joe Schauer, Bill Schauer and Mike Schauer.
Interment was in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery.