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Archive - 2018

October 24th

Barbara Christine Friauf, 74, of Winsted

Barbara Christine Friauf, 74, of Winsted and formerly of Minnetonka, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born Nov. 12, 1943 in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Joseph and Ida (Dallmann) Friauf.
Ms. Friauf graduated from Lester Prairie High School and the University of Minnesota.

Barbara Christine Friauf, 74, of Winsted

Barbara Christine Friauf, 74, of Winsted and formerly of Minnetonka, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born Nov. 12, 1943 in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Joseph and Ida (Dallmann) Friauf.
Ms. Friauf graduated from Lester Prairie High School and the University of Minnesota.

David F. Ondracek, 80, of Hutchinson

David Francis Ondracek, 80, of Hutchinson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He was born June 10, 1938 in Hutchinson, the son of Frank and Helen (Marvan) Ondracek.

Joel Patrick Trebesch, 50, of Kandiyohi

Joel Patrick Trebesch, 50, of Kandiyohi, died unexpectedly as a result of a motor vehicle accident Friday, Oct. 19. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Kolden Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to service time Saturday.
Interment will be in the Arlington Public Cemetery.

Erwin A. Schmidt, 98, of Norwood Young America

Erwin A. Schmidt, 98, of Norwood Young America passed away Wednesday Oct. 17, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, rural Cologne, with Rev. Eric Zacharias as officiant. Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at church. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Erwin A. Schmidt, 98, of Norwood Young America

Erwin A. Schmidt, 98, of Norwood Young America passed away Wednesday Oct. 17, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waconia
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, rural Cologne, with Rev. Eric Zacharias as officiant. Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at church. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Trailblazer Transit mulls over health insurance, more routes

Health insurance was the topic du jour of the Trailblazer Joint Powers Board meeting in Wright County on Thursday, Oct. 18., and why not? Health insurance is at the heart of our nation’s politics, and nobody can seem to get away from it — not even at a Trailblazer board meeting.
But the board had to take action on a health insurance plan for employees to be finalized before the end of the year, so it had no choice but to take the typically painful discussion into deliberation.

October 23rd

Five-game losing streak ends in football finale

Behind a 100-yard rushing game by Riley Ruzicka and two Korey Johnson touchdown passes, the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team ended a five-game losing streak with a 27-20 win at Litchfield in its regular-season finale on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
The Panthers improved to 3-5 with the win and clinched a home game in the first round of the Section 2AAA Tournament. GSL claimed the No. 3 sectional seed with the win and hosted sixth-seeded Norwood-Young America (1-7 this season) on Tuesday, Oct. 23, after the Chronicle went to press.

Panthers third, fourth at conference CC meet

A total of five Glencoe-Silver Lake runners earned all-conference honors at the Wright County Conference West championship meet, held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Watertown, with three more claiming all-conference honorable mention.
The GSL girls’ trio of Maddy Lemke, Kendall Guerrero and Malayh Metcalf finished in the top 12 spots to earn an all-WCC West slot. A fourth Panther, Megan Siewert, earned honorable mention.

GSL wins fifth consecutive WCC West volleyball title

In what has become almost as much a rite of autumn as falling leaves and pumpkin spice, the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team won its fifth-straight Wright County Conference West championship on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
The Panthers clinched their fifth-consecutive title by defeating Watertown-Mayer in a five-set, winner-take-all match in the GSL gymnasium to finish the season with a perfect 7-0 record in circuit play.
The hosts stormed out to a 25-13 first set victory in front of a raucous home crowd, then held on against a rising of the tides.