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Archive - Feb 2015


February 25th

Lisa Rae Zarazua, 50, of Hutchinson

Lisa Rae Zarazua, 50, of Hutchinson, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at her home.
A private memorial Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Tony Stubeda as the celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Adalbert Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Lisa Rae Zarazua was born June 7, 1964, in Glencoe, the daughter of Eugene and Marlene (Ruzicka) Rannow. She attended St. Adalbert’s School and graduated from Silver Lake High School. She was a loving mom, good cook, caring person, and enjoyed doing crafts.

Marilyn ‘Lynn’ Larson, 82, of Glencoe

Marilyn “Lynn” Jean Larson, 82, of Glencoe, formerly of Minnetonka, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home in Chaska.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Bertas Funeral Home in Chaska. Interment was Tuesday in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Marilyn Larson was born May 24, 1932, in Benton Harbor, Mich., to Herman and Eunice (Jarvis) Harms. She was one of two children. She graduated from South St. Paul High School in 1950, and received an associate degree from Metropolitan State in Minneapolis.

Wayne Stockman, 74, of Burnsville

Wayne Warren Stockman, 74, of Burnsville, died peacefully at home Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m., at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr., Burnsville. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Daughter born to Tanatas

Adam and Nicole Tanata of Stewart announce the birth of a daughter, Adley Elizabeth, who was born Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Adley weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Ken and Betty Maritsch of Rockville and John and Wendy Tanata of Stewart.

Son born to Simrell family

Joshua and Tiffany Simrell of Glencoe announce the arrival of a son, Zakery Dean, born Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Zakery weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches in length at birth. He joins siblings Jacob Blahowski, 15, Collin Simrell, 9, and MacKenzie Simrell, 3. Grandparents are Carol Voigt of Glencoe, Jean Aumer of St. Paul and Timothy and Ruth Simrell of Glencoe.

Silver Lake landlord offers alternative to proposed city rental ordinance

A new voice has been raised on the issue of a potential rental ordinance in the city of Silver Lake, that of the city’s landlords. Several of them were in attendance at the City Council meeting on Feb. 17, voicing concern that the proposed ordinance puts too much burden on the city’s landlords.

Sewer main problems persist in Silver Lake

Dan and Sue Keiser are at a loss.

Silver Lake City Council decides to pursue cable access channel

Some new numbers have surfaced in the discussion of a potential cable access channel in Silver Lake. Duane Wawrzyniak had volunteered to take a look at the equipment that Lester Prairie has offered to sell to Silver Lake, and he came back with an evaluation and estimate for the City Council at its Tuesday, Feb. 17, meeting.

Transportation needs better means of funding

One doesn’t need to attend a transportation forum or a highway coalition meeting to learn that roads in our state are in a deplorable condition and rapidly declining, especially in outstate Minnesota.
One only needs to travel Highway 15 between Brownton and Winthrop, or Highway 212 east of Glencoe, to get a jaw-rattling reality check of just how much work our highways and roads really need.

Dog got a new bed so I can sleep better

I bought an orthopedic bed for my dog this week.
My 15-year-old German Shepherd/Yellow Lab mix was once a sprightly pup who could snatch a frisbee out of mid-air, climb my evergreen bushes to get his ball and fly up and down my stairs just to burn off some extra energy. He was so agile that he once followed me up a ladder to the flat roof over my breakfast nook, just to see what I was doing (I was painting). I had to pry open a second-story window to get him in the house. Apparently, his agility didn’t include backing down a  ladder.