Archive - 2014


August 20th

Council denies petition to vacate alleyway on technical error


SL city budget proposes 3.9% decrease in 2015 tax levy


Tall aspirations: boys want top 3 in state

After taking eighth as a team at last year’s state cross country meet at St. Olaf College, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ cross country team expects a lot from a 2014 squad that returns all but two members from a season ago.
Head Coach Jeff Delwiche stated his group’s objectives confidently and said, “Our goal is to win the conference, to win the section, and be at least top three (at state),” after losing only Cody Becker and Casey Schulz to graduation.

Blue Jays get a ‘sour taste’ at state

Another disappointing finish to an outstanding season of baseball climaxed close to home during the Class C state tournament Sunday in Arlington, as the Plato Blue Jays fell to the Kimball Express 7-6 on a walk-off single by Ben Johnson.
“It’s a carbon copy of what we did last year,” Blue Jay Manager Adam Dammann said disappointedly in comparing Plato’s loss to New Prague in its first game of last year’s state tournament. “We wanted to get over that hump, but we just couldn’t do it again.”

Panther tennis has new, and solid foundation

Heavy on the seniors this season, boasting nine compared with only four a season ago, Robb DeCorsey likes the chances of his Panther tennis team possibly grabbing a spot just outside the top three teams in the Wright County Conference.
Overall, the 2013 Panthers went 7-15 and finished fifth in the conference. But missing from the cast this year is Kelly Arnold, who finished fourth as an individual at sections, and earned honorable mention honors.

Miranda Lickfelt, 31, of Hutchinson

Miranda Lickfelt, 31, of Hutchinson, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at her home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Gerhard Bode officiating.
Paul Otte was the organist. Soloist Bobbi Ludewig sang “On Eagle’s Wings” and “From the Day You Were Born.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “Borning Cry.”
Pallbearers were Jalen Johnson, Chaz Froemming, Kayla Bailey, Laurel Wallert, Jessica Artibee and Bethany Towle.

Marilyn Martin Doran, 85, of California

Marilyn Martin Doran, 85, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in San Mateo, Calif.
A memorial service was held July 1 at Wee Kirk o’ the Heather, Forest Lawn Mortuary, Glendale, Calif. The Rev. Keith G. Banwart Jr. officiated, with Holly Addy as the organist and Deirdre Mary Rogers as the soloist.
Marilyn Martin Doran was born May 5, 1929, in New Auburn, the daughter of the late Clemence and Hilda (Pinske) Martin.

Lisa A. Matuska, 51, of Maple Grove

Lisa A. Matuska, 51, of Maple Grove, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at North Memorial Residential Hospice after a battle with brain cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delano, with interment in the church cemetery.
Lisa Matuska was born March 29, 1963, in Minneapolis, to Benjamin and Virginia (Metkowski) Matuska. She grew up in Silver Lake, and was a graduate of Glencoe High School.

Evonne Helen Mueller, 70, of Glencoe

Evonne Helen (Lange) Mueller, 70, of Glencoe, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, with loved ones by her side.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 14, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating.
Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say,” “Be Still, My Soul,” “Lord of All Hopefulness” and “Amazing Grace.” The cemetery hymn was “Jesus Loves Me.”

Dorothy Streich, 84, of Madison Lake

Dorothy “Dotsy” Ann Streich, age 84, of Madison Lake, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Sand Prairie Assisted Living in St Peter.
Mrs. Streich was born Oct. 4, 1929, to Eldon and Garnet (Julius) Frank. She graduated from Fairfax High School.
On Jan. 6, 1948, she married August “Augie” Streich.  Their life together found them living in Minnesota, Arizona and California. Dotsy and Augie Streich enjoyed many friends and their family.