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August 12th

Plato going back to state with two region wins

With a pair of victories in their first two Region 7C Tournament games in Green Isle last weekend, the Plato Blue Jays punched their ticket for the state tournament for the third consecutive season.
“Making it to the state tournament is one of our goals every year,” manager Adam Damman said. “It feels great to have accomplished that goal.”

Brewers bow out of regional tourney

The Glencoe Brewers season came to an end over the weekend with back-to-back losses in the Region 7C Tournament in Green Isle. The Brewers finished the season with a 16-17 overall record and were 11-9 in the Crow River Valley League.
“Overall we were pleased with the season. We won more league games than we have in the past three seasons, and once again we were in the region tournament,” manager Stephen Wiblemo said. “I think any time you are two wins from state you did something right.” 

August 10th

Loretta Hochsprung, 85, of Glencoe, formerly of Brownton

Loretta Hochsprung, 85, of Glencoe, formerly of Brownton, died Monday, Aug. 10, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

Funeral services are pending with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.

An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.

August 5th

Daughter to Henderson family

Dean and Brickael Henderson of Brownton announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Grace Henderson, born July 14 at Hutchinson Health. Brooklyn weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed home by big brother Landon. Grandparents are Ron and Dawn Henderson of Ramsey and Ron Hale of Red Lodge, Montana. 

St. Thomas announces grads

Kyler Anderson and Danielle Bielke of Glencoe and William Kasal of Stewart graduated from the University of St. Thomas in spring 2015. Anderson earned a bachelor of science in biochemistry; Bielke, a bachelor of arts in financial management; and Kasal, a bachelor of arts in operations management. 

Over 380 enjoy final music in the park

The music in the park series in Silver Lake concluded Thursday, July 30, with over 380 people enjoying the perfect weather as well as the music of Jim’s Brewers. Jim Wendolek was joined by fellow musicians Jerome Kadlec, August Makovsky, and Mike Wendolek.
Lunch of grilled pork patty sandwiches, chips, pickle, dessert and beverage was served by the Holy Family Council of Catholic Women. Numerous prizes donated by individuals, organizations and businesses were awarded to attendees young and old.

Registrations set for Lions football team

Registration for the 2015 Silver Lake Lions fifth- and sixth-grade football program began Monday, Aug. 3, at the Hutchinson Recreation Center. All players should be signed up by Aug. 19.
The Hutchinson Recreation Center hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BARK Day Saturday at Brownton ball field

Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) has set its seventh-annual human foosball and bean bag tournament for Saturday, Aug. 8, at the softball field near the Brownton Area Civic Center.
The day will begin with a 5K fun run/walk starting at 8 a.m., with a kids’ dash to follow.
The day will again feature a human foosball tournament, which was a new activity last year.

Rev. Norman Sifferath, 81, Hutchinson

The Rev. Norman A. Sifferath, 81, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the Hutchinson Health Hospital.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart with the Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. Adline Kottke was the organist.
Casket bearers were Tanner Sifferath, Jack Grimm, Leeland Sifferath, Quentin Schmierer, Paul Grimm and Karly Sifferath. 

Maurice A. Pokorny, 82, of Merrifield

Maurice “Morrie” A. Pokorny, 82, of Merrifield, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at Crosby Care Center in Crosby.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m., at Huber Funeral Home, 520 Second St., Excelsior. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to the services and to enjoy a lunch at the American Legion following the service.