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Archive - Mar 11, 2015


Raiders win state title

The Emanuel/First Lutheran eighth-grade girls’ basketball team is returning to the Lutheran National Tournament next week for the third consecutive season. 
However, this year, the Raiders will be doing so as Minnesota state champions for the very first time.
“It’s pretty exciting,” assistant coach Kathy M. Mackenthun said. “This was a goal of ours at the start of the season.”

Bright future remains on hold for GSL girls hoop

As evidenced by this season’s 16-13 record, the future is bright for a youthful Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team. 
However, as further evidenced by a season-ending 60-35 loss to Norwood Young America in the Section 2AA north subsection final on Monday, March 9, the future has not yet arrived.
Hopes were high for the Panthers, seeded second in the northern bracket as they took the court against the top-seeded Raiders. 

Panthers’ run halted one step short of state

It was one step further than last year, but also one step short of their ultimate goal. 
A highly successful season for the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team came to an all-too early end in Mankato on Friday, March 6 when the Panthers were narrowly defeated 59-56 by Maple River for the Section 2AA title.

David Alan Perschau, 64, of Glencoe

David Alan Perschau, 64, of Glencoe, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, following a one-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 7, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Scott Grorud officiating. Ronda Eckhart was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “Beautiful Savior” and “America the Beautiful.”

Werner Schmidt, 83, of New Auburn

Werner Schmidt, 83, of New Auburn, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
The funeral service will be Friday, March 13, at noon, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Helen Township, McLeod County.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord, and will continue Friday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Gene Edward Boesche, 84, of Plato

Gene Edward Boesche, 84, of Plato, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at Lakeview Ranch in Dassel.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 7, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato with the Rev. Tyson Mastin officiating. Cheryl Andrix was the organist, and soloist RaNaye Odegaard sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Military honors were by Plato American Legion Post 641.

Darline M. Hoecke, 75, of Hutchinson

Darline M. Hoecke, 75, of Hutchinson, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Woodstone Senior Living in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 6, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Gerhard Bode officiating. Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon was the organist, and congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

Edna Loncorich, 94, of Hutchinson

Edna Loncorich, 94, of Hutchinson, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, after a brief battle with congestive heart failure and kidney failure.

Dolores B. Shimanski, 90, Silver Lake

Dolores B. Shimanski, 90, of Silver Lake, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Harmony River in Hutchinson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, March 5, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Revs. Tony Stubeda and Paul Schumacher were the celebrants. Alice Nowak was the organist. Readers were Ronald Shimanski and Genevieve Lhotka. Gift bearers were Kim Ziermann, Alyssa Schauer and Ella Mickolichek.

Delores R. (Schatz) Knop, 92, of NYA

Delores Ruth (Schatz) Knop, 92, of Norwood Young America (NYA), formerly of Glencoe, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Auburn Home in Waconia.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in NYA with the Rev. David Winter officiating. Rita Luecke was the organist. Soloist Angela Braunwarth Hartwell sang “How Great Thou Art.” Congregational hymns were “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” “Beautiful Savior” and “Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me.”