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Archive - Nov 12, 2014


Mason, Merrill receive write-in Council votes


Roger L. Mallak, 73, of Silver Lake

Roger Leonard Mallak, 73, of Silver Lake, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Nov. 12,, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Revs. Tony Stubeda and Paul Schumacher were the concelebrants. Readers were Glenn Mallak and Jeff Mallak. Gift bearers were Matt and Blake Hahn. Special music was by Bobbi Ludewig.
Roger Mallak was born April 14, 1941, in Hale Township, McLeod County, the son of Dominic and Lucy E. (Mallak) Mallak.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Irene F. Cantin, 96, of Winsted

Irene F. Cantin, 96, of Winsted, died Nov. 8, 2014, at The Garden House in Winsted.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as celebrant. Alice Nowak was the organist.
Pallbearers were Lee Penas-Olson, Steve Olson, Ron Phillips, Tracy Jaskowiak and Melvin and Jason Bayerl.
Irene Cantin was born Jan. 30, 1918, in Howard Lake, the daughter of Albert and Lucy (Lueck) Aritt.

Daughter born to Miller family

Tom and Ashley Miller of Silver Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Sue, on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Hutchinson Health. Avery weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed home by big brother Zachary. Grandparents are Lester and Zana  Miller of Hutchinson, Scott and Kari Graupmann of Plato, and Ed and Cindy Patnaude of Glencoe.

Posusta family welcomes son

Molly and Brent Posusta of Silver Lake announce the birth of their son, Max Anthony, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Max weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches in length. He is welcomed home by big sister Kinley. Grandparents are Ron and Brenda Posusta of Silver Lake and Barb and Larry Hansen of Jackson.

Brownton City Council orders preliminary report on improvements

The Brownton City Council agreed to spend up to $48,000 with Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH) Inc., its engineering firm, to develop a preliminary engineering report on proposed infrastructure improvements.
Dan Ehrke of SEH told the City Council at its Nov. 5 meeting that the preliminary engineering report is needed as the city begins applications for funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program.

Brownton City Council amends snowbird rules

The Brownton City Council voted to change its snowbird ordinance at its Wednesday, Nov. 5, meeting.
The changes to the ordinance will create a no-parking period on city streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. between Nov. 1 and April 1.
The current ordinance prohibits parking on city streets during snow removal events, with a plowable snowfall defined as two or more inches of snow. If a snowplow has to go around a vehicle parked on a city street, that vehicle is photographed and given a ticket, said Police Chief Ken Bauer.

Veterans Day: Time to honor our finest

Tuesday — Veterans Day — arrived on the blustery heels of winter’s first major storm.
Most of us woke up more focused on clearing our driveways, late school starts and navigating treacherous roads on our morning commutes than on taking time to honor and thank our nation’s veterans.
It is far easier to think of veterans’ service when we see American flags snapping in a brisk, cool breeze with a blazing blue autumn sky as a backdrop.

Garth Brooks: childhood dream fulfilled

Over the weekend, I lost my voice, strained nearly every muscle in my body, and overall felt exhausted, like I had been hit by a large dump truck filled with one ton of snow.
But it was my own fault as I stayed out much too late Thursday night in Minneapolis, fulfilling my ’90s childhood dream and seeing GARTH.
Yes, I was one of the very lucky thousands who got tickets to see Garth Brooks live in concert at the Target Center, and Thursday afternoon, my friends, Brittany and Jason, and I, headed east to see our country idol.

Here’s to my veteran hero — my Dad

I remember looking over my mother’s shoulder one evening — this was way back in the early 1970s — as she was writing a letter.
“My Darling,” it started. She was writing to my dad, and it was the first time I had any indication that my parents had a relationship that didn’t include their children.
That was as far as I read. I felt like I was prying into something private that I had no business being involved in.