December 17th

Hard play

Winning four straight games against Class AA teams, the Panther boys will face their most demanding task since opening against Bloomington Jefferson when they hit the court in Woodbury Saturday against New Life Academy. 
Glencoe-Silver Lake improved to 4-1 with a 73-51 besting of the BOLD Warriors Friday night in Glencoe. 
Winning by a margin of 270-189 the past four games, Head Coach Robb DeCorsey likes his team’s hustle most of all. 

Building a program

Many athletes have won championships at one level or another, but not all of them can say they played a pivotal part in building a program.
In the case of Cody Christensen, he’s helped put the University of Minnesota Duluth Fighting Penguins Rugby team on the map as a fill-in captain of the two-time Division II national champions. 

Girls run-and-gun their way to 3 wins

Heading into its first game against a Wright County Conference opponent — Hutchinson — the Panther girls’ basketball team was looking to extend its win streak to four games. 
Most recently, Glencoe-Silver Lake handed the Bulldogs of Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity their second loss of the season in Lester Prairie Friday night, 65-40. 

Panther grapplers still wrestling injuries

Every time the Panther wrestling team seems to make a bit of progress, injuries take down another wrestler in an instant like a well-timed firemen’s carry. 
With Brandon Richter, Nate Tesch and Chris Lemke missing from the lineup, Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie still split duals at Dassel-Cokato on Thursday, losing to the hosting Chargers 46-21, and defeating St. Cloud Apollo 42-33.

Gymnasts prove to be consistent

The Panther gymnastics team proved its opening-season score of 121.125 wasn’t a fluke Friday, as it put forth 120.375 points, despite losing to Orono with 123.225. 
Another score in the 120s is impressive; especially considering Glencoe-Silver Lake was without Amanda Anderson on vault and floor. Anderson is out with a possible stress fracture until cleared to compete by a doctor. 

Milton Paul Uecker, 91, of Gaylord

Milton Uecker, 91, of Gaylord, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Oak Terrace Assisted Living in Gaylord.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County. The Rev. Harold Storm officiated. Debbie Forstner was the organist, and soloist Curt Kahle sang “O Holy Night.” LeAnn Lendt was the cross bearer. Congregational hymns were “Just As I Am,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Silent Night.”

Omar Peterson, 84, rural Hutchinson

Omar Lowell Peterson, 84, of rural Hutchinson, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Cedar Crest Estate in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Paulus Pilgrim and the Rev. Dave Wollan officiating. Sharon Barton was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Joy to the World,” “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” and “Silent Night.” Special music was “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Marvin Kaufmann, 84, of Lakefield

Marvin Kaufmann, 84, of Lakefield, formerly of Brownton and Glencoe, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Dec. 11, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe.

Junetta ‘Dolly’ Fishbaugher, Harmony

Junetta “Dolly” Fishbaugher, 92, of Harmony, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 8, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, with interment in the Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony.
Junetta “Dolly” Fishbaugher was born in Bristol Township, Fillmore County, the daughter of Enos and Bertina (Anderson) Applen. She graduated from the eighth grade in Granger in 1935 and from Harmony High School in 1939.

Irvan F. Posusta, 89, of Glencoe

Irvan Ferdinand Posusta, 89, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Dec. 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Tony Stubeda was the celebrant and Alice Nowak was the organist.
Glen Posusta, Gale Posusta, Ron Posusta, Ralph Posusta, Myron Posusta and Lenny Ardolf were the pallbearers.
Irvan Posusta was born Dec. 3, 1925, in Bergen Township, McLeod County, the son of Joseph and Matilda (Emme) Posusta. He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1943.