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Archive - Nov 2017


November 22nd

Glencoe blood drive collects 101 units

The American Red Cross blood drive at the Glencoe City Center Wednesday, Nov. 15, resulted in 101 units being donated. The goal was 117 units.
Mavis Schilling and Chaz Kroells were first-time donors.

Crop management seminar Nov. 30 in Hutchinson

The University of Minnesota Extension and the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce announce the 2018 Crop Management Input Seminar set for Thursday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Hutchinson Event Center.
There will be educational speakers, agribusiness vendors, lunch and more. There is a registration cost at the door without a ticket. No pre-registration is required.
For a complete list of the topics and speakers, see the Nov. 22 print edition of The Chronicle.

Silver Lake Council approves water and sewer fee increases

The Silver Lake City Council approved a 25-cent increase to the water and sewer utilities at its Monday meeting.
The base fees for water and sewer will increase to $8.75 each. Water usage will increase to $4.50 and sewer to $6.50 per 1,000 gallons respectively.
The council reviewed area cities’ fees. Base fees in the area range from $6.11 in Winsted to $16.75 in Lester Prairie.
The last increase of 50 cents was two years ago.

November 21st

Waconia woman charged with stabbing husband

A Waconia woman is facing charges of second-degree assault and domestic assault following a stabbing Saturday at about 5:40 p.m.
According to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, his department was called to investigate an assault at 240 Birch St. S in Waconia. Responding deputies discovered Michael Alan Gilster, 44, lying on the floor just inside the front door, and that he had been stabbed in his chest with a steak knife.

Gloria L. Schauer, 85, of Litchfield

Gloria L. Schauer, 85, of Litchfield, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at her home.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 21, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield, with interment in the Ripley Cemetery, Litchfield.
Gloria Leola (Rutske) Schauer, daughter of Harold and Minnie Rutske, was born July 4, 1932, in Glencoe. She graduated from Glencoe High School in 1951.

Lois Evelyn Polzin, 85, of Glencoe

Lois Evelyn (Schoenecker) Polzin, 85, of Glencoe, formerly of Brownton, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at her home in Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Nov. l7, at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating. Denise Lueders was the pianist, and Sue Mielke was the flutist. Song leaders were Teresa Kuester and Shari Templin. Musical selections were “Here I Am, Lord,” “You Are Mine,” “I Am the Bread of Life,” “Song of Farewell” and “Be Not Afraid.”

DNR seeking information in illegal shooting of deer

Conservation officers are seeking information leading to the arrest in two incidents where deer were illegally taken, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Both cases involve shooting deer on private property after shooting hours.
The first case took place the night of Nov. 11 in Renville County, northwest of Buffalo Lake. An eyewitness reported a suspicious vehicle near their property. A neighboring hunter found a doe the next morning. It was killed by a shotgun. The only vehicle description is that it was a white extended pickup truck of unknown make.

Panthers are prepped

Just under two weeks away from its season debut, the Glencoe-Silver Lake dance team is hard at work in the school’s Lincoln Gym.
Time is short, and the Pantherettes are busy getting their routines in order for the season opener at Hutchinson on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Head coach Bertina Miller drills her team diligently, with an eye towards every single detail. The team has been a work in progress over the years under her guidance, and GSL’s determination from season to season is showing in the program’s growth.

Otto-Fisher steps into head coaching role at Superior

Former Glencoe-Silver Lake head girls’ basketball and soccer coach has ascended to the role of interim head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball team after just one year as an assistant.
The move occurred after UW-Superior’s previous longtime coach, Dr. Donald Mulhern, resigned his post to take over as the head coach at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

Gymnasts flip into winter

As the latest to start of Glencoe-Silver Lake’s four winter sports squads, the Panther gymnasts are two weeks into a preparatory stretch that will last until their first meet of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 19.
The added time is welcome to a squad that is adding a quartet of new members to its band of nine returnees.
“We have four new girls that have joined our team this season,” head coach Kim Hahn said. “Some of our veterans trained during the summer and are excited to be back for the season – so yes, we are ready.”