October 12th, 2015

Bruce Bradley Mielke, 68, of Brownton

Bruce Bradley Mielke, 68, of Brownton, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at his home.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. until the time of the service, all at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

Arrangements are with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. An online guest book is available at

Elaine Alsleben, 88, of Glencoe

Elaine Alsleben, 88, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following at the Glencoe City Center.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, and will continue Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

October 7th

Netters move on to sections

It’s onto sections for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ tennis team. The Panthers played out their final Wright County Conference matches last week with a dual competition against Hutchinson as well as the conference tournament.

GSL dropped a 7-0 decision to the Tigers in their home finale on Tuesday, Sept. 29 before heading to the WCC tourney in Orono two days later.

The conference as a whole was not kind to the Panthers, as only the No. 3 doubles tandem of Marlaina Chelman and Katie Doolittle mustered up a victory against the difficult WCC field.

CC teams run in Cokato and Duluth

The Glencoe-Silver Lake cross country teams headed out on the road for a pair of meets last week, traveling to Cokato on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and making their way to Duluth for a large weekend meet on Saturday, Oct. 3.

At Cokato’s Collinwood Park for the Dassel-Cokato Invite, the Panther boys placed fourth while the girls took fifth. Megan Siewert was GSL’s top individual finisher with a third-place time of 20 minutes, 45.93 seconds on the 4,000-meter girls’ course. Michael Schaefer took fourth on the 5,000-meter boys’ course with a time of 17:18.29.

Girls' soccer seeking elusive second win

It was another difficult week for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ soccer team as the Panthers went goalless in their last three games and have now failed to score in nine of their 13 games this season.

A home game against Hutchinson on Tuesday, Sept. 29 was particularly heartbreaking for the Panthers. After more than 79-1/2 minutes of scoreless play, the Tigers tallied the breakthrough tally on a long arcing goal that soared into the GSL net with just 27 seconds remaining in regulation time.

Spikers nearing conference title

While the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team’s string of clean sweeps came to an end at seven matches on Monday, Oct. 5 at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, it only took one more game for the Panthers to defeat the Thunderbirds and improve their winning streak to eight matches.

GSL looked well on its way to a clean sweep at GFW, posting a 10-0 game in the first game before the hosts rallied for a 25-22 victory.

Football gets back to winning ways

Happy days are here again for the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team. The Panthers rebounded from their first loss of the season at Homecoming by winning 39-6 at Dassel-Cokato on Friday, Oct. 2 behind sophomore running back Carsen Streich’s Herculean effort.

SMSU homecoming royalty

Jordan Schuft of Glencoe was a candidate for homecoming king at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Schuft is a senior and accounting and finance manor. He is the son of Gaylen and Sheri Schuft. Homecoming king and queen were announced as Kyle Lecy of Echo and Karissa Herrman of Becker during coronation on Sept. 24. 

Son born to Glencoe couple

Mellissa Sherman and Noel Johnson of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Axle Patrick Johnson, born Sept. 30, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Axle weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Pat and Judy Sherman of River Falls, Wisconsin and Pat and Dennis Johnson of Hamburg.

James Lawrence, 73, of Hutchinson

James “Jim” Gilbert Lawrence, 73, of Hutchinson, died Sept. 28, 2015, at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Minneapolis.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Oct. 5, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with interment in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Silver Lake.