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Archive - Sep 2018


September 12th

Panthers 2-0 after steamrolling Royals

In dominating fashion, the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 54-7 victory over visiting Watertown-Mayer on Friday, Sept. 7.
GSL held a 14-0 lead before the Panther offense took its first snap due to a pair of defensive touchdowns by Will Higgins and Zach Mohr.
Higgins brought the Royals’ optimistic opening drive to a soul-crushing conclusion after corralling a blocked field goal attempt and scampering 70 yards the opposite direction for GSL’s first score of the night.

For the complete story, read the Sept. 12 edition of The Chronicle.

Spikers top Sibley

The Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team claimed its first win of the season with a three-game sweep at Sibley East on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
GSL swept the Wolverines 25-19, 25-15, 25-18 to improve to 1-2 on the season. Individual statistics were not made available.

Cross-Country squads run at Smith Invitational

The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams began their post-Labor Day schedule with an annual appearance in the Gerry Smith Invitational at Montgomery National Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 6.
GSL finished 10th in the 22-team girls’ race, while the boys took 17th in their 28-team contest.
Malayh Metcalf led the Panther girls by placing 28th individually out of 175 finishers in a time of 20 minutes, 47.9 seconds.
Maddie Lemke was 42nd overall in 21:20.1, with Kendall Guerrero taking 47th in 21:27.8.

For the complete story, see the Sept. 12 edition of The Chronicle.

Step by step, area residents hope they can help save lives

It’s what connects them that fuels their desire to try and prevent others from feeling the pain, the memories they feel each day.
Melanie Lindeman, Tammy Diehn and Terri Lynaugh spend time each day thinking about loved ones who took their own lives. They think about the pain their loved ones could no longer deal with, the signs they missed and the memories of the good times. The three women know there is no way to bring their loved ones back.

Carol Jean (Lemke) Fahey, 88, of NYA

Carol Jean (Lemke) Fahey, 88, of Norwood Young America passed away Monday, Sept. 3, at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia. Mass of Christian burial was held Friday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America with interment following at the church cemetery.
Father Gregory Abbott officiated the ceremony. Marilee Widmer played the organ and “Amazing Grace,” “You Are Mine,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” and “Lord Of The Dance” were the musical selections.

Barbara ‘Barb’ Dammann, 73, of Lester Prairie

Barbara “Barb” Jean (Schmidt) Dammann, 73, of Lester Prairie, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, 5 p.m., at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with interment following at the church cemetery. Pastor Joshua Arndt will officiate the ceremony.
Nancy Buckentine will be the organist and “Beautiful Savior,” “Amazing Grace,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” are the congregational hymns.

Frederick J. Prieve, 86, of Brownton

Frederick J. Prieve, 86, of Brownton, passed way Thursday, Aug. 30, at his home at Lake Marion. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m., at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment in the church cemetery. Military honors were by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Rev. Paul Wolf officiated the ceremony. Bev Wangerin was the organist and Lucy Newcomb the song leader. Congregational hymns included “Be Thou My Vision,” “Shepherd Me O God,” “Come Thou Fount,” “In Christ Alone,” “Song Of Farewell,” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Glencoe Lions Club hosting ‘Great Pumpkin Race Oct. 13

The Glencoe Lions are hosting the second annual “Great Pumpkin Race” Saturday, Oct. 13 at the BMX park.
Entrants will insert two independent axles through the pumpkin and attach wheels to the axles. The wheels on the pumpkin racers can’t be more than 24 inches from wheel to wheel. The racers may be decorated but explosives and pyrotechnics are not permitted. Each entrant shall race his or her own pumpkin.

For the complete story, read the Sept. 12 edition of The Chronicle.

Brownton pursues liquidated damages up to $33,000; R&R claims it’s ‘unjustified’

The Brownton City Council, no matter the agenda item, couldn’t seem to abstain from expressing its disgust for R&R Excavating. Its recent shortfall in services to the city compelled the council to pursue liquidated damages — a city’s main non-litigative method of recourse with construction contractors — up to $33,000.

Votes against downtown plan seemingly misinformed, curious

Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Glencoe City Council voted to participate in a study of the potential revitalization of downtown. The vote split the council and required Mayor Randy Wilson to break the impasse.
The votes against the proposed study cast by councilors Allen Robeck and Milan Alexander are, for two different reasons, somewhat puzzling.