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Archive - Mar 2015


March 25th

Alfred Albert Kieser, 83, of Winsted

Alfred Albert Kieser, 83, of rural Winsted, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at his residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, March 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Winsted with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant.
Honorary casket bearers were Karri Rohling and Shelly Kloos. Casket bearers were Steve Rohling, Tom Kieser, Duane Entinger, Lucas Kloos, Mark Gueningsman and Tony Gueningsman.
Interment with military rites followed the Mass at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Daughter born to Jerabeks

Joel and Hannah Jerabek of Glencoe announce the arrival of a daughter, Elsie Lea Jerabek, who was born Dec. 15, 2014, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Elsie weighed 3 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 163⁄4 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Gary and Joyce Jerabek of Silver Lake and Tom and Sarah Beckius of Belle Plaine. Great-grandparents are Florian Nowak of Silver Lake and Jerry and Donna Soller of Le Sueur.

Ahlers in SMSU soccer club

Breanna Ahlers, a sophomore biology and chemistry major from Brownton, is a member of the Soccer Club at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ahlers is the daughter of Glenn and Nancy Ahlers of Brownton. The purpose of the Soccer Club is to provide athletic competition for the students at SMSU. In the Soccer Club, students will learn how to be cooperative, confident and have the chance to meet new people.

Koester honored for driving

Ron Koester of Glencoe was recently inducted into UPS’ Circle of Honor for 25 years of accident-free driving. He and 16 other Minnesota drivers were inducted into the company’s honorary organization. There were 1,445 UPS drivers inducted into the Circle of Honor nationwide.

A lot of construction will be happening in ’15

Glencoe-area residents will be waking this summer to the sound of truck back-up alarms, heavy equipment moving around and the general din of construction.
As annoying as that is when we are trying to capture 10 more minutes of sleep, or trying to read the newspaper while we enjoy our morning cup of coffee, it should be music to our ears. Those sounds indicate that the Great Recession of the late 2000s and early 2010s is finally fading into the past.
When you shake open this week’s Chronicle, you’ll find our annual Horizons special edition.

Come out and support the ‘Orth Kids’

My co-conspirator here at The Chronicle, “Tom the Sports Guy,” and I have spent a good portion of the past couple weeks on the phone with parents of the “Orth Kids.”
Each year, The Chronicle strives to tell the stories of the children who benefit from the Tim Orth Foundation’s annual Basketball Jamboree, which is set Saturday here in Glencoe in the high school gymnasium.

3 GSL Knowledge Bowl teams advance to state

There were 18 teams from 10 schools at the Regional Knowledge Bowl meet in Willmar Friday, March 20. The schools included Canby, Hutchinson, Lac qui Parle Valley, Lester Prairie, Montevideo, New London-Spicer, Ortonville, Willmar, Yellow Medicine East, and of course, Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL). Many schools brought one team, Willmar had three, Hutchinson and Montevideo had two each, but GSL was the only school which had earned the right to bring five teams to the meet.  

Tim Orth Jamboree is Saturday

The 17th-annual Tim Orth Memorial Foundation “Jam the Gym” fundraising event will be held this Saturday at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School gymnasium. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s mission to assist children in west central Minnesota who face substantial medical expenses incurred as a result of a serious accident or illness.

City of Glencoe moves forward with Lincoln Park street, utility improvements

First-year Glencoe City Council Member Allen Robeck was at least consistent Monday night. He was on the short end of eight 4-1 votes, half of them dealing with the nearly $7 million street improvement project in the Lincoln Park area.

14 GSL BPA members qualify for national convention in May

Fourteen members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Business and Professional Association (BPA) qualified for national competition at the state convention March 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis. Another 13 were recognized onstage at the state BPA convention as alternates.
Qualifying to compete at the national contest were:
• Michael Boesche, first place, advanced word processing; and fourth place, advanced office systems;
• Jacob Wawrzyniak, first place, computer network technology;