Archive - 2014


July 16th

Polzin named to dean’s list

Kyle Polzin of Glencoe was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls.

Son born to Medrano, Zavala

Monica Medrano and Jesus Zavala Jr. of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Isaac Zavala, on June 30, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Isaac weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His older brother is Jayden Zavala. Grandparents are Jose and Maria Medrano of Glencoe, Jesus Zavala of Eagle Pass, Texas, and Rosalba Zavala of Gaylord.

Donnay, Keenan graduate

Alex Donnay and Mitchell Keenan, both of Glencoe, were among the spring graduates of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Donnay received a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering technology. Keenan received a bachelor of science degree in agricultural business.

Robert Lee Zellmann, 54, of Norwood Young America

Funeral services Robert Lee Zellmann, 54, of Norwood Young America (NYA), were held on Saturday, July 12, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hamburg, with the Rev. Don Andrix officiating.
Mr. Zellmann died on Tuesday July 8, 2014, at his home in NYA.
Serving as pallbearers were Dr. Bill Kloempken, Tom Kloempken, Bill Zellmann, Jon Zellmann, Mary Yaeck and Jackie Pijahn.

Christel Wallat Navratil, 76, of Vancouver, Wash.

Christel Wallat Navratil, 76, passed away at her home in Vancouver, Wash., on Tuesday July 1, 2014.
She was born in Germany to Franz and Anna Wallat on April 10, 1938.
She married Don Navratil of Silver Lake in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, N.D., on Oct. 10, 1959.
She was an avid gardener and a constant volunteer at St. Joseph’s Church in Sliver Lake.
She is survived by her son Tom Navratil of Vancouver, Wash.; sister, Margot Wallat Iszler of Fargo, N.D.; nieces, Hannelore Wallat and Margrit Becker of Germany; and nephews, Tom and Mike Wallat of Seattle, Wash.

Water solutions will require cooperation of many agencies

There are numerous views on how to correct the water problems in Glencoe after the torrential rains of the past, including the latest deluge of 10 to 11 inches in less than half a day on June 19.
Homeowners throughout the community are tired of bailing water from their wet basements and having to battle insurance companies over coverage for lost or damaged personal property.
It has grown old.
So who is to blame?
Perhaps no one, or everyone depending on one’s perspective.

Gardening, the retiree’s hobby from hell

I was on all fours amid the zinnias, marigolds, green pepper and tomato plants. I was getting up close and personal with the weeds that had taken over my garden. And they were plentiful and very healthy looking.
For some reason, my wife, who started the weed pulling, thought I needed to help. Something about if you’re going to eat what comes out of the garden, you’re going to weed as well.
I like to eat.

Object to suggestion current GSL Board ‘is casual’ with finances

To the Editor:
Thank you again for your keen interest in the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District, and your special interest in our budget.
Your editorial (“GSL’s deficit-spending budget next year caught our attention,” July 9) seems designed to stir up a fear of something of which you say you are not afraid of right now: Statutory Operating Debt.
The budget reserve is healthy, as you say. The Board instituted a fund balance policy to keep this reserve healthy. This balance may ebb and flow within the mandated policy to ease the operation of our district.

Glencoe Red Cross blood drive set for July 30

To the Editor:
The Glencoe Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 30, is approaching quickly and is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the air-conditioned Glencoe City Center ballroom.
This is our second community blood drive of the year, and the American Red Cross has set our goal at 122 units. Many slots on the July donor schedule have already been prereserved at our last blood drive in April. The volunteer callers are in the process of filling other appointment slots for the day.

Helpful information on Emerald Ash Borer

To the Editor:
As of today we have received no confirmed reports that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in the Silver Lake area. The city is preparing an EAB preparedness plan, which contains steps for indentifying, containing, and destroying trees that may become affected by the EAB. Another part of that plan is to provide public education on the EAB.
Connie Kratzke, a local forestry enthusiast, has provided me with the following information and resources to help understand and identify: