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Archive - 2018

January 17th

Moorhead names fall dean’s list

Mark Lueders and Rachel Rusten, both of Glencoe, were named to the Minnesota State University Moorhead dean’s list for fall semester 2017. Lueders, a 2016 graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) High School, is majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology. Rusten, a 2015 GSL graduate, is majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology and geographic information science.

Named to NDSU dean’s list

Area students who were named to the North Dakota State University fall 2017 dean’s list include Brandi Pikal, Brownton, majoring in agriculture communication; Mitchell Rothstein, Glencoe, majoring in accounting; and, from Silver Lake, Russell Bayerl, majoring in mechanical engineering, Jacob Fehrenbach, majoring in political science, and Joshua Yurek, majoring in mechanical engineering. To be named to the list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a a 4.0 scale.

Locals on SDSU fall dean’s list

Locals on UMD fall dean’s list

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced its fall 2017 dean’s list. Area students named to the list include, from Glencoe: Mark Broderius, junior, majoring in mathematics and stats and actuarial science; Adam Eberhard, senior, majoring in mechanical engineering; Ryley Oliver, junior, majoring in Hispanic studies and international studies; Alexander Romano, sophomore, majoring in pre-business; and Chandler Swift, junior, majoring in computer science; and, from Plato: Mitchell Pinske, sophomore, majoring in computer science.

3rd-place finishes for varsity, junior high

On Saturday, two buses of Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Knowledge Bowlers left the high school headed in different directions. The seventh and eighth graders were headed for Willmar, where they competed in Willmar’s invitational in the junior high division. The ninth to 12th graders went to St. Francis to compete in the “Rumble on the Rum.” Both came home with third-place finishes.

LeRoy F. Penas, 81, of rural Glencoe

LeRoy Francis Penas, 81, of rural Glencoe, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Hutchinson Health Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Jan. 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. The Holy Family Choir, accompanied by Alice Nowak, provided music.
Honorary casket bearers were Mr. Penas’ five grandchildren, Sydney, Alex and Anna Phillips and Erin and Mitchell Jaskowiak. Casket bearers were Mark Krcil, Mike Krcil, Randy Vasek, Bob Penas, Brad Shamla and Mark Hemerick.

David Leo Heintz, 77, of Glencoe

David Leo Heintz, 77, of Glencoe, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m., at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating. Mary Ann Thalmann will be the pianist, and Gus and Irene Makovsky will be the song leaders. Special music will be “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Musical selections will be “Here I Am, Lord,” “Blest Are They,” “Panis Angelicus” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Alan Jerabek, 74, of Hutchinson

Alan Jerabek, 74, of Hutchinson, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 15, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating. Vicki Herrmann was the organist. The church choir sang “Come Follow Me.” Daughter-in-law Michele Barley offered the eulogy. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “The Lord’s Prayer,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

Franklin Burke, 92, of Hutchinson

Franklin Burke was my grandfather. I have always thought of him as the “George Bailey of Fernando.” He agreed that he had a “wonderful life”.
Franklin Willis Ellery Burke was born in Fernando (rural Stewart) to Herbert and Martha (Spiering) Burke on March 25, 1925, and baptized on April 19, 1925, at his beloved St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Fernando. He was confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Winthrop on June 4, 1939. He graduated from Brownton High School on June 3, 1943, and was quite popular. He had earned the nickname “Wolf” as stated in his yearbook.

Key election dates announced

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is highlighting important 2018 election dates in the and encouraging all citizens, regardless of political affiliation, to get involved, stay informed and, most importantly, vote.