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Archive - Sep 2017


September 26th

Donald Hagen, 88, of Kaukauna, Wis.

Donald “Don” Joseph Hagen (also known as Donnie, as he was affectionately called by his siblings), 88, of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, found his peace after a prolonged ailment on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at his home.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 26, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Appleton, Wisconsin, with the Rev. Jim Leary officiating.

Lilly A. Burtyk, 95, of Cottage Grove

Lilly A. Burtyk, 95, of Cottage Grove, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, 6875 Jamaica Ave. S, Cottage Grove, with visitation Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th St., Cottage Grove, and Thursday for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

At the end of the day, the squirrels won

I had a tomato fight with my wife the other day. It was a one-tomato battle. She threw it; I almost caught it.
It all started in our backyard garden as we were picking tomatoes from the patch. Those that were damaged or split were tossed into a nearby garbage can. My wife picked up a big ripe one that had been partially eaten by something and tried to get rid of it.

Grateful for the health care available in community

To the Editor:
As the city administrator for the city of Glencoe, I have had many opportunities over the last 28 years to promote our local health-care providers to prospective businesses on behalf of our economic development activities. Glencoe Regional Health Services has been there for my family over the years, from simple preventive medicine to minor emergency situations. On Thursday, Sept. 14, I was able to experience from a first-person prospective, what a wonderful community we live in, and how deeply blessed we are to have a small rural hospital in our city.

NFL players were within their rights

Even if one’s preference Sunday afternoon was to turn off the TV and enjoy one of the last truly hot and steamy days of 2017, one still could not avoid being bombarded by the publicity of the NFL players show of solidarity by locking arms, kneeling or hiding in a tunnel during the playing of the National Anthem.
Of course, this all started weeks ago when an NFL player knelt during the National Anthem in protest of what he felt was unfair treatment of police officers toward people of color.

Arlington offers city administrator job to McLeod County administrator

The Arlington City Council, during a special meeting on Monday night, Sept. 25, unanimously approved a motion to offer the open city administrator position to current McLeod County Administrator Patrick Melvin and negotiate an employee agreement.
City Council members Michelle Battcher, Adam Cowell, Tom Hatlestad, Jim Heiland and James Jaszewski all voted in favor of the motion.
Gary Weiers, a management consultant for David Drown Associates, Inc., will negotiate the employee agreement on behalf of the city of Arlington.

Townships seek more funding options for Glencoe rescue truck

A couple of townships served by the Glencoe Fire District asked for other funding options for their share of the cost of a proposed new rescue truck.

Familiar faces take on new roles in Silver Lake

The city of Silver Lake has some familiar faces in new roles.
After the resignation of City Clerk Kerry Venier earlier this summer, who took a job with the city of Duluth, the city looked to fill that job and found a candidate in its then municipal liquor store manager, Jon Jerabek. Jerabek was offered the job after interviews with candidates, and accepted. The City Council then went searching for a new liquor store manager, and filled that position with Ashley Ardolf-Mason, who had been a bartender at the liquor store.

Panthers rally past Albany in Streich's return

While the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team lost one top-notch backfield performer after running back Adrian Trevino went down with a torn ACL, it regained another as rusher Carsen Streich returned to the gridiron for last Friday’s home game against Albany.
The senior made his presence felt almost immediately, carrying the ball 20 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns as the Panthers rallied to defeat the Huskies 21-14 and improve to 3-1 on the autumn.

Spikers rally to defeat Belle Plaine

It was quite a debut for the new Glencoe-Silver Lake High School “Black” gymnasium as the Panther volleyball team rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat visiting Belle Plaine in five sets (25-15, 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-10) on Monday, Sept. 25.
The first varsity competition hosted in the new gym was a barnburner that saw both teams battle to grind out precious points on every serve.
“We preserved and that spoke volumes’ I’m just happy that the girls dug down and won the battle,” coach Lori Schwirtz said. “It is all about momentum, runs and doing the little things.”