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Archive - 2017

January 4th

Harold Joseph Nowak, 82, Silver Lake

Harold Joseph Nowak, 82, of Silver Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Revs. Tony Stubeda and Paul Schumacher officiating.
Casket bearers were Dave Nowak, Bob Nowak, Randy Wawrzyniak, Rick Wawrzyniak, Peter Swartzer and Doug Jurek.
Interment with military rites was in the St. Adalbert Cemetery, Silver Lake.

Rodney Swenson, 66, of Silver Lake

Rodney Cameron Swenson, 66, of Silver Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at 3 p.m., at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.
Rodney Swenson was born Dec. 23, 1950, the son of Richard and Olive (Hanson) Swenson.

Orlin Charles Meyer, 79, of Green Isle

Orlin Meyer, 79, of Green Isle, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at the Arlington Good Samaritan Society.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 30, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle, with interment in the church cemetery.

Kenneth G. Bauer, 81, of Glencoe

Kenneth George Bauer, 81, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 30, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Away in a Manger,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace” and “Silent Night.”

Readers contributed to opinion exchange

Opinion pages in every newspaper should be a place that community members can voice their cares, concerns, criticisms and laurels, provided, of course, that those opinions are not libelous.
The Chronicle has been fortunate to have readers who are willing to step forward and express their opinions for public debate and the exchange of ideas.
Here are those who contributed their opinions through letters to the editor in 2016:

2016: a year of construction, rain Our view: School, jail, GRHS, street and utility projects show economic rebound

Our view: School, jail, GRHS, street and utility projects show economic rebound

GRHS announces nursing home project

Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) announced this week that it will substantially remodel and expand GRHS Long Term Care, the nursing home on its Glencoe campus. Construction is set to begin in spring 2017, subject to a successful construction bidding process.

Lots of construction, lots of rain marked 2016 news

Although there was lots of moisture in 2016, there wasn’t the flooding that have marred some summers. However, it did slow down considerably construction projects, from the city of Glencoe’s street and utility projects to the Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools construction project. Here’s a look back at 2016, gleaned from the headlines in The Chronile.
Jan. 6 — Willow Faye Roush was the first baby of the new year at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Willow, the daughter of Kaylan Roush of Winsted, arrived Jan. 1 at 7:26 a.m.

Nagel is new County Board chair, Krueger elected as vice chair

Joe Nagel is the new chair of the McLeod County Board of Commissioners, replacing Paul Wright, who had served as chair the past few years.
Doug Krueger was elected vice chair. The 2016 vice chair was Ron Shimanski.
The motions for both appointments passed unanimously at the County Board’s Tuesday reorganizational meeting.
Before the new year began, retiring Commissioner Sheldon Nies took his place at the dais for the last time as the board closed out its business for 2016. Nies retired after 22 years of service.

January 3rd

Boys' cagers host, win holiday tournament

It was a happy holidays for the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team – and then some.

The Panthers entered the new year riding high on a six-game winning streak that included taking first place in its own holiday tournament, held Dec. 28-29.

“I won’t lie, it feels mighty good,” coach Robb DeCorsey said. “We are all jacked up and feeling good about it.”

After opening the season with three consecutive losses, GSL closed out the month of December with a half-dozen victories.