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Stephen Leo Glady


Tue, Mar 4th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Stephen Leo Glady, age 69, of rural Wykoff, Minn., died Sunday evening, March 2, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Stephen was born January 17, 1945, in Wykoff the son of Leo and Esther (Mensink) Glady at his great-aunt’s, Mrs. Anna Shepherd’s midwifery house. Most local women without high risk pregnancies in the mid-1940’s had their babies delivered there. Both mother and baby were taken care of for ten days before going home. On September 4, 1951, he entered first grade at Wykoff Public School and graduated from there on Friday evening, May 31, 1963. From 1963-1967, he attended and graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn. He played Johnnie football under Coach John Gagliardi, the winningest coach in college football history. The team won NCAA Division III championships in 1963 and another in 1965 when he played there. On August 12, 1967, at St. Kilian’s Catholic Church in Wykoff he married his high school sweetheart, Jewell Miland, who he never stopped loving. In September 1967 they both began teaching in the Barnum Public School District. In May 1970 they left Barnum because Steve was drafted into the US Army. His tour of duty took him to Washington D.C. He worked as a chaplain’s assistant for the Military District of Washington (MDW) at Ft. McNair and at the Pentagon. In January 1972 President Nixon ordered early discharges from active duty so the couple returned to Minnesota. He began dairy farming with his father at that time. In 1973 he and Jewell bought the Roger Shaw farm (the old Quinn farm) directly south of his home farm. He farmed with his dad for 33 years. On March 24, 2004, the dairy cows were sold and he began crop farming and doing custom heifer raising for Trailside Dairy of Preston. In August 2009 he and Jewell sold a portion of their farm and moved onto his home farm where four generations of Gladys had lived: Christ and Mary (Hayes) Glady, Harry and Anna (Raabe) Glady, Leo and Esther (Mensink) Glady and the fourth generation, Stephen and Jewell (Miland) Glady.

Stephen was an active member of St. Kilian’s Catholic Church and after it closed he joined St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley. He was a Eucharistic minister, lector and church committee member. He served on the boards of Land O’ Lakes, Northland Farmers’ Co-op and Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company. He was also a member of the Stahl-Linnemeyer American Legion Post #369 in Wykoff and the Timm’s .....
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Health care and Obama care...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Karen Reisner’s February 17 editorial acknowledged Obama Care is “not yet a work of perfection”. Kind of like saying the Captain of the Titanic made a “small error of judgment” by steaming at top speed through an area kno ..... 
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Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

With a petition in hand, Lynn Kidd, of Wykoff, Minn. addressed the Kingsland School Board and announced, “I have 230 signatures from people who walked into my office to sign this petition to recall the motion that was made to close the middle scho ..... 
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Cindy Gallea to compete in 12th Iditarod

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Features

While some people in this area complain about the cold and the snow of winter, there are others whose passion depends on such conditions. Cindy Gallea of Wykoff, Minn. has a passion for dog sled racing or “mushing” and the snow we now have in ..... 
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Randy L. Meyer

Tue, Feb 11th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Randy L. Meyer, age 54, of rural Wykoff, Minn., passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, February 10, 2014, at his residence. Randy was born September 25, 1959, in Rochester the son of Kermit and Louella (Albrecht) Meyer. He was raised in the Fil ..... 
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Kingsland discusses impact of snow days

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Superintendant John McDonald was also present. Following the Pledge of Allegi ..... 
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Problem solved but problem remains for City of Wykoff

Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Progress Edition

In an interesting turn of events, it was decided that Steve Bushman would provide consultation during the construction of the waste treatment plant for the City of Wykoff. Previously, Bushman had visited with the council and offered his services in D ..... 
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Kingsland Superintendent McDonald discusses proposed one site location

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

By Jackie Horsman Over the past few years, Kingsland has been a school that has made leaps and bounds in the academic realm. It is now considered by many to be one of the most progressive and cutting edge schools in Minnesota, as well as a model f ..... 
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