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Archive - Dec 2017


December 20th

Steven Charles Weber, 54, Silver Lake

Steven Charles Weber, 54, of Silver Lake, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at his residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today (Wednesday, Dec. 20), at 11 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant.
Honorary casket bearers are his sons and brothers, Spenser Weber and Severin Weber, Todd Weber, Mike Weber, Gene Weber and Brad Weber. Casket bearers are John Bayerl, Carey Kieser, John Entinger, Pat Fogarty, Sam Anderson and Jason Kalis. Interment will follow the Mass in Holy Family Cemetery.

Kenneth ‘Fritz’ Dahlke, 89, Alexandria

Kenneth “Fritz”  Roy Dahlke, 89, of Alexandria, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 16, at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, with interment with military honors at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brownton.
Casket bearers were Nicholas Sundgaard, Mitchell Sundgaard, Maurico Segovia, Heidi and Cory Haskamp and Bradley Capp. Honorary casket bearers were Marleen Sundgaard, Maria Segovia, Karen and Samuel Strassburg, Angela Capp and great-grandchildren.

Kenneth Otto, 69, Spring Lake Park

Kenneth Otto, 69, of Spring Lake Park, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, surrounded by his family.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 16, at Cedar United Methodist in Church in Ham Lake. Interment was in the Bohemian National Cemetery, rural Silver Lake.
Mr. Otto was born in Gaylord to Marcedies (Klitzke) and Lester Otto. He was a longtime employee of Cummins/Onan.

Leona Schultz, 102, of Winsted

Leona Sophie Schultz (Gennrich) Dietel, 102, of Winsted, formerly of Glencoe, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Eric Nelson officiating. Jane Holasek was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Just As I Am,” “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us,” “I’m But a Stranger Here,” “Abide With Me” and “Silent Night.”
Casket bearers were Orlin Hoernemann, Dale Dietel, Roger Dietel, David Rustad, Ray Hoernemann and Louis Dammann. Interment was in the church cemetery.

MMS CHS receives accreditation

Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services (MMS CHS) recently announced that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public, by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, Tribal, and territorial public health departments.

Does Franken really intend to resign?

Speculation, controversy and confusion continue to surround U.S. Sen. Al Franken.
From the time that Franken announced he would resign amidst accusations of sexual harassment, there has been speculation that he really didn’t mean it.
Franken offered a vague “sometime in January” date for when he would step down. Some thought he was waiting to see how the contentious election in Alabama would play out between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, who were vying for the seat left vacant when Jeff Sessions was appointed attorney general by President Donald Trump.

Things are great in new GSL’s new school space

To the Editor:
Happy Holidays from Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL). On behalf of all of us at Independent School District #2859, I hope your holiday season is filled with family and friends and enjoying all that life has to offer.

 Finding hope in discouraging times

By Lee H. Hamilton
I’ve been reminded recently of the old cowboy song, “Home on the Range.” You know the line, “Where never is heard a discouraging word”? That is not the United States right now. It feels like pretty much everywhere I turn, all I hear is discouragement.

December 19th

Gaylord man critically injured in pickup crash

A Gaylord man suffered injuries that are considered life threatening in a one-vehicle accident Thursday night just before 8 p.m.
The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office said Jerry Lee Johnson, 75, of Gaylord, was critically injured when his 2001 Chevrolet Silverado crashed on Sibley County Road 8, about eight miles southeast of Gaylord. The vehicle was a total loss.
Assisting at the accident were the Arlington Fire Department, Arlington Ambulance, LeSueur Fire, LeSueur Ambulance, and Mayo One helicopter.

GSL teams sweep Hutch Knowledge Bowl meet

At Hutchinson on Saturday, Dec. 16, Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Knowledge Bowl teams won first place in varsity, junior varsity and junior high.
GSL was missing students at all levels, but the students who remained stepped up and filled in the holes that were left and had the same results that they had the week before with larger teams.