November 20th, 2014

Carl Aul, 94, of Glencoe

Carl Aul, 94, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m., at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with interment following in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at

November 19th

SL Council approves to vacate alley on 4-1 vote

The Silver Lake City Council finally made a decision Monday night to vacate the alley located between Nome and Oliver avenues north of Center Street.
This was the third public hearing since the city received a petition to vacate the alley from Ryan and Kari Kaczmarek in August, who own property adjacent to the alley and who plan to build an addition onto their house.

Posusta finds his niche in flooring business

What was once Kaz’s gas station on Main Street in Silver Lake has now transformed into Brent Posusta’s Custom Installations flooring business, which offers all of the tools to refinish hardwood floors and to install carpeting and vinyl flooring.
Posusta, 35, started his own floor installation company several years ago, and finds his job “very rewarding.”

‘Big eyes, wide open’

With most of his starters set to wear football pads later in the day, Panther Head Basketball coach Robb DeCorsey took the rest of his lineup to Eden Prairie for a scrimmage with St. Louis Park.
“They learned in a hurry that they need to be able to play faster at both ends of the floor,” said DeCorsey, whose starters consisted of Joey Torgerson (10), Mitch Pinske (11), Scott Landes (12), Aaron Boraas (12) and Garrett Ober (12).

End of An(derson) era

After falling in the 3A semifinal football game to the New London-Spicer Wildcats, Panther Head Coach Scott Tschimperle must now reload, and do something he’s not done often in the past 10 years: find a new quarterback not named Anderson.
“To find another quarterback is now our No. 1 mission,” said Tschimperle.
“For seven years we’ve had an Anderson at quarterback,” the head coach said referring to Keaton and his older brother Kyler, who shouldered the position before him.

Zylstra leads Cats past Panthers 13-12

It only took 14 seconds for the New London-Spicer Wildcats to hijack the momentum of Saturday’s Class AAA semifinal football game, and eventually end Glencoe-Silver Lake’s magical run in a 13-12 heartbreaker.
Bennett Bielke had just capped off an 84-yard, 10-play Panther drive with a three-yard touchdown to go, up 12-0 with :59 remaining in the third quarter, when Wildcat Shane Zylstra electrified the crowd at Eden Prairie High School by returning the ensuing kickoff 80 yards untouched to give NLS its first points of the contest.

Irene E. Hajicek, 91, of Hutchinson

Irene Elizabeth Hajicek, 91, of Hutchinson, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care in Glencoe.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Nov. 18, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist and Bobbi Ludewig was the song leader. Musical selections included “Be Not Afraid,” “Ave Maria,” “I Am the Bread of Life,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Ardell Virginia Miller, 90, of Glencoe

Ardell V. Miller, 90, of Glencoe, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care.
Memorial services were held Thursday, Nov. 13, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato with the Rev. Tyson Mastin officiating. Cheryl Andrix was the organist. Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “Abide With Me.”
Interment was in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Lothar F. ‘Butch’ Wolter, 77, of NYA

Lothar F. “Butch” Wolter, 77, of Norwood Young America (NYA) died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at his residence.
A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 14, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in NYA, with the Rev. David Winter officiating. Serving as urn bearers were his godchildren, Tim Wolter and DeAnn Buss. Interment was in the Ferguson Cemetery in NYA.

Gladys Ortloff, 91, of Glencoe

Gladys Ortloff, 91, of Glencoe, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 13, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Jan Heins was the organist. Soloist Matthew Philaya sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “When Peace Like a River” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”