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April 8th

Girls golfers are optimistic about challenging top teams

It’s been mostly sunny this spring for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls golf team. That forecast applies not only to the early-season weather the Panthers enjoyed as they prepared for the season, but also the outlook for the 2015 campaign.
“We’re really excited this year,” coach Scott Eckhoff said. “We have the entire team coming back. Our strength this season should be our experience.”

Conference champs out for even greater laurels

Returning the bulk of last year’s conference championship-winning squad, the Glencoe-Silver Lake softball team looks to be a strong bet to defend their initial Wright County West title and perhaps garner even greater laurels.
“We’ve got a great and experienced group of girls,” coach Steve Davis said. “They work very hard and make each other better.”

Section champs return to the field

When we last saw the Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team, the Panthers were putting the finishing touches on a 19-5 season by finishing third in the 2014 Class AA state tournament. 
It was GSL’s first trip to state in five years and the squad faces a difficult road in its quest to repeat as Section 2AA champions.

April 1st

Name released in fatal accident

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the driver who was killed early this morning in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 7 near Dairy Avenue, between Silver Lake and Lester Prairie, as Zachary J. Theis, 24, of Chaska.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Theis was westbound on Highway 7 when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck two pickups. The driver of one of the pickups, Kenneth Snegosky of Hutchinson, was not injured. The driver of the other pickup, Jamie Helmbrecht of Silver Lake, was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Waconia.

Tyler ‘Chuck’ Peterson, 27, of Glencoe

Tyler “Chuck” Peterson, 27, of Glencoe, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at his home.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 25, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. Katherine Rood officiated. Vicky Harris was the organist, and a duet of Randy and Kay Wilson sang “When I Survey the Cross.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “Shine, Jesus, Shine.”

Owen Guy Tonak, 63, of Winsted

Owen Guy Tonak, 63, of Winsted, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 28, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted with the Rev. Mark Loder officiating. Urn bearers were Mr. Tonak’s grandchildren.
Owen Guy Tonak was born May 4, 1951, in Springfield, the son of Herman and Dorothy (Meyer) Tonak Jr.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Gretchen Gullickson, Mondovi, Wis.

Gretchen Marie (Schrupp) Gullickson, 96, of Mondovi, Wis., formerly of Glencoe, died after a short illness Saturday, March 21, 2015, at American Lutheran Homes in Mondovi, Wis.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 28, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe with the Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. officiating. Dave Johnson was the organist, and the Rev. Collins sang “In the Garden” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Lead On, Oh King Eternal” and “I Would Be True.”

Son born to Hutch couple

Pamela Huffman and Jeffrey Havelka of Hutchinson announce the arrival of a son, Logan Paul Havelka, born Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Logan weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches in length at birth. He joins a brother, Brayden. Grandparents are Joe and Marlene Huffman of Hutchinson and Donald and Marlene Havelka of Glencoe.

Son born to NYA couple

Casper Casey and Cassandra Brinkmann of Norwood Young America (NYA) announce the birth of a son, Jaxson Newton Casey, born Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jaxson weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long at birth. Siblings are Dallas Casey and Trevor and Hunter Arredondo. Grandparents are Darcy (Kiel) Braun of Norwood Young America, Carl Brinkmann of Little Rock, Ark., and Bev Hullstrom and Tom Casey, both of Glencoe.

School bond vote will soon be upon us

Spring in Minnesota seems to come slowly and in fits and starts, with a couple of warm-weather days sandwiched by late-season snow storms.
So perhaps it should be no surprise that many residents chose to be out and about in Monday evening’s lovely spring weather rather than in a school cafeteria taking in a presentation on the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s proposed $24 million building project.
The forum, the first by the school district, drew just three residents, a couple of school board members and a reporter.