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Archive - Mar 2015


March 11th

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.”

Brownton City Council approves change in garbage collection service provider

City of Brownton residents will have a change in its waste collection service in May.
At its Tuesday, March 3 meeting, the Brownton City Council accepted a proposal from West Central Sanitation for garbage collection, despite the fact that its quote was more than that of the current provider, Waste Management.

VonBerge on fall dean’s list

Joshua VonBerge of Norwood Young America, a 2014 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and the son of Robert and Donna VonBerge, was named to the fall-semester dean’s list at Minnesota State University, Mankato, for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.