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Archive - Mar 4, 2015


Panthers begin playoffs with a win

It wasn’t easy, but the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team ended a three-game losing streak and kept its season alive with a 64-51 defeat of visiting Belle Plaine in the opening round of the Section 2AA Tournament on  Monday, March 2.
“I give total credit to our girls,” coach Zach Otto-Fisher said. “Belle Plaine battled, but we didn’t buckle.”

GSL wins spirited sectional opener

The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team opened the postseason in fine form by defeating Norwood Young America 59-48 in the Section 2AA North Subsection semifinals on Friday, Feb. 27 at New Prague High School.
It was the eighth consecutive victory for the Panthers, who improved to 21-5 on the season entering this week.

Panthers wrestling trio among state’s finest

The Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team’s season came to an official end over the weekend at the Class AA state tournament in St. Paul.
With it also came the conclusion of two Panther careers, but not before one of those seniors found himself upon the medal stand.
Nate Tesch earned a sixth-place finish at 152 pounds to close out his time with the team.

Kevin Lee Grack, 54, of Glencoe

Kevin Lee Grack, 54, of Glencoe, died after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at his home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 28, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist August Makovsky sang “In the Garden.” Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Honorary urn bearers were Andrew Fauzey, Kelsey Miller, Kayla Grack and Christopher Becker.

Ella Martha Neubarth, 95, of Gaylord

Ella Neubarth, 95, of Gaylord, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord with the Rev. Paul Kratzke officiating. Marge Lindgren was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Children of the Heavenly Father,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Jesus, Still Lead On” and “Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me.”

Fredrick ‘Fred’ Grewe, 70, of Gibbon

Fredrick “Fred” H. Grewe, 70, of Gibbon, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m., at the Minnesota Valley Lutheran Funeral Home in Gibbon. The Rev. Benjamin Rucker will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Moltke Township, Sibley County. Visitation will be Saturday, March 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Gibbon.

Helen C. Schlueter, 94, of Hutchinson

Helen C. Schlueter, 94, of Hutchinson, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Mills Township, Meeker County, with the Rev. David Markworth officiating. Robin Kruse was the organist. Special music was by the St. John’s Women’s Choir, “When Love is Slain.” Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art” and “I’m But a Stranger Here.”

Richard Ellis Wood, 87, of Glencoe

Richard Ellis Wood was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was the son of Benjamin and Winnifred (Worden) Wood. He graduated with the Canby High School class of 1947.
On Dec. 30, 1954, Mr. Wood was united in marriage to Delphine Chlebecek at Church of Peace in Glencoe. They made their home in Glencoe since 1954. They shared over 60 years of marriage.

Geraldine Harbarth, 81, of Hutchinson

Geraldine Olga Harbarth, 81, of Hutchinson, formerly of Brownton, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist, and congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “O, God, Our Help in Ages Past.”

Daughter born to couple

Andrew Trout and Janaly Farias of New Auburn announce the arrival of a daughter, Izabel Rose Trout, who was born Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Izabel weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Miguel Farias of Atlanta, Ga., Ignacia Farias of Gaylord, Alan Trout of Gaylord and Keri trout of Arlington.