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Archive - Sep 2018


September 26th

Edwin Richard Ellis, 92, of Glencoe

Edwin Richard Ellis, 92, of Glencoe passed away Thursday, Sept. 20.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Thursday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m., at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with interment following at the Glencoe Catholic next to his brother, Emil Ellis.

Albany Huskies blank GSL Panthers, 35-0

On the Panthers’ second road trip in as many weeks, they fell to the Albany Huskies by a score of 35-0. The Panthers turn the win-loss ratio to 2-2 with their two wins coming at home and their two losses on the road.
The Huskies moved their offense with force early in the game, scoring 21 of their points in the first quarter to send an early message. Fourteen of those points came so early, fans were still getting situated and finding their seats.

GSL volleyball team sweeps Hutch, Mound Westonka

For the first time since 2013, the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team claimed a three-game sweep over Hutchinson, as the Panthers defeated the visiting Tigers 25-23, 25-15, 25-21 Tuesday, Sept. 18.
“We know when we play Hutch that it will be a tough, competitive match,” coach Lori Schwirtz said. “Little did we know that we would prevail in three straight sets.”
The Panthers rallied from a 17-10 deficit to win the first game by two points and set the stage for the rest of the evening.

Tennis team falls to Annandale

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ tennis team came up on the short side of a 5-2 loss to visiting Annandale on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in what became the squad’s lone match of the week due to poor weather.
Both of the Panthers’ wins during the competition came in doubles play, with GSL claiming victory at both first and second doubles.
The duo of Justine Helmbrecht and Kaitlyn Doolittle won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, while the pairing of Kira Mattson and Sacha Wilhite rallied to win 3-6, 6-0, 6-1.

GSL girls’ soccer team battles to 1-1 draw in emotional match

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ soccer team celebrated its first non-loss of the season on a sunny afternoon at Stevens Seminary Stadium, as the Panthers tied visiting Faribault, 1-1, Saturday, Sept. 22.
Miranda Litzau scored GSL’s only goal. It came 3 minutes into the second half with the Panthers trailing, 1-0.
Statistics from the game were not available.

(For the complete story, see the Sept. 26 edition of The Chronicle.)

GSL shines at Delwiche Invitational Thursday

Under murky skies hovering over Stevens Seminary Stadium, the Glencoe-Silver Lake cross-country teams hosted the annual Katy Delwiche Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 20.
The Panther boys took first place by 11 points in their seven-team race, while the GSL girls had to settle for second after losing a tiebreaker to LeSueur-Henderson in their six-squad competition.
Connor Hallaway led the hosts to victory by placing fifth individually in the boys’ race with a time of 18 minutes, 10.30 seconds.

New GRHS boss has seen health care from many levels

He knows running a health care facility from the entrance to the CEO’s office. Jeff Mason likes what he sees in his first few months at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
After two years leading Miami Medical Center, Mason sought the opening in Glencoe. He arrived at GRHS earlier this summer succeeding Jon Braband who retired July 5 after leading the nonprofit community health care system for the past 25 years.

State begins accepting absentee, early-voting for 2018 General Election

The start of voting for the 2018 General Election is underway.
Minnesota began accepting absentee ballots and early ballots Sept. 21.
This year’s primary election saw near-record voter participation, with 925,554 Minnesotans casting ballots, the most since at least 1950. In addition to leading the nation in voter turnout, Minnesota has the longest early voting period of any state in the country.

MnDOT urging motorists, harvest equipment drivers to share the road

Motorists traveling on Minnesota county roads and highways this fall should be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and processing plants, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
“Harvest season is getting in full swing across the state and farmers and their equipment are out on the highways,” said Ray Starr, MnDOT’s acting state traffic engineer. “Motorists need to be prepared to encounter slow-moving farm vehicles, especially on rural, two-lane roads.”