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Archive - May 2017


May 17th

Elda S. Lombardo, 93, Connecticut

Elda Anna (Spaude) Lombardo, 93, of Connecticut, died peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, after a brief illness.
She was the widow of Donato C. Lombardo, who died in 1963.
She was born in Brownton on March 14, 1923, to the late Albert and Alma (Schuette) Spaude. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Elrick and Muriel Spaude and Marvin and Grace Spaude; and son-in-law, Jerry Olson.

Alma F. Ogitzak, 91, of Silver Lake

Alma F. Ogitzak, 91, of Silver Lake, died May 11, 2017, at Cedar Crest in Silver Lake.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, May 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher presiding. Hannah Stifter and Dylan Lhotka were the readers. Bruce Gatz was the vocalist, and Alice Nowak was the organist. Mrs. Ogitzak’s grandchildren were the gift bearers.

Donald Roy Trettin, 79, of Hutchinson

Donald Roy Trettin, 79, of Hutchinson, formerly of Buffalo Lake, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 11, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart with the Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. Bev Wangerin was the organist. Soloist Randy Zieman sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Day By Day.”

Edward A. Fasching, 90, of Winsted

Edward Andrew Fasching, 90, of Winsted, died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 11, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with the Revs. Paul Schumacher and Mark Mallak (a nephew) officiating.
Casket bearers were Neil Wolford, Kerri Fasching, Jacob Paurus, Brad Danielson, Eddie Sautel, Joshua Fasching and Cassie Sherman. Interment was in the Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Auxiliary seeks cancelled stamps

Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary Unit 141 is saving used (cancelled) postage stamps as one of its programs.
Please leave a quarter-inch border around the stamp if possible so the stamp doesn’t get damaged. A quick way to do this is to tear off the corner of the envelope with the stamp on it. Machine-metered postmarks are not being collected.

SL Auxiliary to offer poppies

Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed May as Poppy Month in Minnesota. Members of the Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary Unit 141 will be distributing poppies in Silver Lake on Friday, May 19. In addition, there will be containers of poppies on counters of local businesses throughout the end of May. All donations go to the benefit disabled or hospitalized veterans.

Silver Lake tennis courts grand re-opening May 21

The Silver Lake Lions Club will host a grand re-opening of the newly refurbished tennis courts in Silver Lake on Sunday, May 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to refurbishing the courts, new markings were put down for pickleball, a game that is played by people of all skill levels and physical abilities. There will be demonstrations of the games and rules will be provided so that everyone can learn.
There also will be free hot dogs and root beer while supplies last. Everyone is invited.

There are efforts to check welfare fraud

Our view: Local county seems to have handle on keeping fraud in check


Time for the School Board to do its job

Reading last week’s Chronicle account of the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board meeting sparked flashbacks. The School Board was discussing program and staff cuts … again.
Over 15 years ago, the GSL Board went through tumultuous times in trying to extricate itself from statutory operating debt (SOD) and was faced with agonizing budget cuts. The School Board hemmed and hawed back then, and the problems only got worse.

 Investing in a 21st-century workforce

By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Wyoming Machine is making a big difference in Stacy. The company recently brought home the National Association of Workforce Boards’ business leadership award for its work developing the local workforce and economy.
In Duluth, thanks to partnerships with local employers, 70 students are graduating Lake Superior College every year with the skills needed to fill high-wage, high-growth jobs around the region.