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Archive - 2018

September 19th

Volleyball bests Annandale

The Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team won its conference opener last week, but lost one of its key players for up to a month.
GSL claimed a four-game home victory over Annandale on Thursday, Sept. 13, moving to 1-0 in the Wright County Conference West standings.
The Panthers powered to a 2-0 match lead by means of wins of 25-16 and 25-12 in the first two games against the Cardinals.
While the visitors battled back to take the third game 20-25, GSL ended the evening with a 25-19 game four win to take the match 3-1.

Space needs discussion takes another turn in Silver Lake

Space is at a premium for the city departments in Silver Lake.
Over the last two months, Harvey Mikolichek, representing local organizations, has spoken with the city council about moving the city office to the basement of the city’s auditorium and converting two stalls in the city shed (attached to the city offices) for fire department storage.
At the Sept. 11 planning commission meeting, Mikolichek presented rough drawings and cost estimates of both plans.

Victor M. Brinkmeier, 92, of Hutchinson

Victor Martin Brinkmeier, 92, of Hutchinson, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, at the Saint Cloud Hospital in Saint Cloud. A Funeral Service was held Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Pastor Gerhard Bode officiated the ceremony.
Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon was the organist and “Amazing Grace,” “I’m But A Stranger Here,” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” were the congregational hymns.
Bob Kunkel, Paul Kaufmann, Gary Fitterer, Jerome Karl, Warren Kaufmann, and Eric Kaufmann were the casket-bearers.

Vida Mae Kosek, 87, of Brownton

Vida Mae Kosek, 87, of Brownton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center.
Funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with Pastor Jill Warner officiating. Interment was held in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Special music was provided by Vida’s granddaughter, Brooke Kosek. Casket-bearers were her grandchildren, Lane Hacker, Katherine Hacker, Kayla Hacker, Brooke Kosek, and Dalton Kosek.

Todd E. Brown, 53, of Washington State

Todd E. Brown passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 28, in Washington state where he lived.
He was born in Glencoe to Gene and Colleen Brown. Todd is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Julie Mikulichek; sisters, Cheryl (Frank) Fourneau, Cindy (Rick) Remer, Debbie Hedlund, Lori (Bruce) Andahl, Michelle (Jon) Domning; brothers-in-law, Craig Warnke, Rick Mikulicheck; sister-in-law, Char (Dave) Granberg; nephews and nieces, Christopher (Neiley) Warnke, Shawn Hagen, Jeff and Joanna Schermann,

Lorraine Meier, 96, of Glencoe

Lorraine Meier, 96, of Glencoe and formerly of Brownton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
Funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, with interment in the church cemetery.
Officiating clergy was Pastor Mahlon Bekedam, with organist Bev Wangerin. Merrill Zieman, Wayne Exsted, Rozanne Powers, Ron Meier, Brian Meier, and Wayne Rennecke were casket-bearers.

Bradley H. Roepke, 70, of Rockford, Ill.

Bradley H. Roepke, 70, of Rockford, Ill. passed away peacefully Sept. 1 from complications attributed to cancer.
Mr. Roepke was born Oct. 26, 1947, in Biscay to Harold and Thelma Roepke (Hagen). He graduated from Glencoe High School in 1965. In the fall, Mr. Roepke enrolled at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and graduated with an AA degree in drafting. He went on to a very successful career at Sunstrand, a defense contractor, in Rockford, Ill. Mr. Roepke retired as a manufacturing engineer.

Gladys L. Selma Kroells, 79, of Hamburg

Gladys Laura Selma (Bergs) Kroells, 79, of Hamburg, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, at her residence in Hamburg. Funeral service was held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in rural Hamburg, with interment at the church cemetery.
Pastor Daniel Schnabel officiated the ceremony.
Sandy Kroells was the organist. “Amazing Grace,” “Just As I Am,” “Take My Life & Let It Be,” and “Beautiful Savior” were the congregational hymns.

Edward L. Schugg, 71, New Auburn

Edward Lawrence Schugg, 71, of New Auburn, Minnesota, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota. Funeral Services were held Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m., at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe with interment following at First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.
Pastor Peter Adelsen officiated the ceremony.
Dawn Wolter was the organist and Randy Wilson was the soloist singing “the Lord’s Prayer.” “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagle’s Wings” were the congregational hymns.

Thumbs up, Thumbs down

Thank goodness for people willing to run for elected office, especially at the local level.
Unlike those elected to represent us at the state and, worse yet, federal levels of government, the votes city councilors and school board directors make are too close to home to go unnoticed. Sometimes, they make decisions worthy of a thumbs-up. Other times, they make decisions that make you wonder what it is the average person is missing.