August 27th, 2014

Panthers drop 9 on Rocori

It may only be the first game of the season, but after a 9-0 victory over Rocori on Saturday, Panther girls’ Head Soccer Coach Zach Otto-Fisher was very pleased with his squad.
The skipper had good reason to be happy; the nine goals his girls scored were four more than the 2013 team put together all season. But Glencoe-Silver Lake wasn’t exactly an offensive monster from the get-go.

Recent mosquito spraying raises concerns for some in Silver Lake


A healthy Dose helps reload

After losing key pieces from last year’s team that went 8-3 and made it back to the Class AAA state tournament for the first time since 2010, the Panther football team will have to do what it’s done before: reload.
Softening that blow is the addition of legendary coach Dave Dose, who takes over as defensive coordinator for current Glencoe-Silver Lake’s newly appointed Activities Director Dean Schwirtz.
Dose was an assistant last year, and offering him the position was a “no brainer,” according to Head Coach Scott Tschimperle.

Lady Panthers return quicker, stronger

After going 10-17 and losing in the opening round of the section volleyball tournament in five sets to the Jordan Jaguars, Lori Schwirtz’s Lady Panthers are set on 17 wins instead of losses.
Flipping the script on your record is never easy, especially after losing all Wright County Conference-middle blocker Steph Klockmann to graduation.
While Klockmann and fellow classmate Amanda Meyer are no longer with the program, Glencoe-Silver Lake returns a battle-tested starting lineup headed by senior captain Lexi Kerslake.

Tennis on the table

It’s tough to come away with victories when you let your opponents creep back into a game, or a set, and that’s exactly what the Panther tennis team did when it went 2-4 at last week’s home quads.
On Aug. 19, the Glencoe-Silver Lake tennis season kicked off by hosting Sibley East, Blue Earth Area (BEA), and United South Central. (USC). The Panthers were only able to top Sibley East 4-3, but easily could have defeated all three teams. BEA downed the Panthers 4-3 in the next series, before USC escaped with a 5-2 victory.

Stewart City Council sets hearing on possible rental ordinance changes

The Stewart City Council has set a special meeting and public hearing for Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m., to consider changes to its rental property regulations and inspection ordinance.
The Council met in a workshop session Tuesday, Aug. 19, to consider changing the ordinance after some landlords complained that it was too stringent.
The City Council seemed to agree at its Aug. 11 meeting that the ordinance should focus mainly on health and safety issues.
Some of the proposed changes that came out of the workshop include:

Rannow — Mackenthun

Brittany Rannow and Tanner Mackenthun of Mayer announce their engagement and plans to wed on Oct. 4 at Church of the Holy Family in Silver Lake.
Parents of the bride are Dale and Sharon Rannow of Silver Lake and parents of the groom are Dave and Michele Mackenthun of Glencoe.
The bride is employed as a registered nurse at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.
The groom is an engineer at Rosemount Measurement in Chanhassen.

Miller— Clapper

Jill Miller and Michael Clapper of Minneapolis announce their engagement and plans to wed Sept. 6 at the bride’s parents’ home.
Parents of the bride are Grant and Debra Miller of Glencoe. Parents of the groom are David Clapper and Tera Lynn of Victoria and Doreen Clapper of Eden Prairie.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of home education, including post-secondary education at Crown College in St. Bonifacious.

Son born to Stockmans

Heather and Brian Stockman of Silver Lake announce the birth of their son, Bentley Brian, born Aug. 13, 2014, at Hutchinson Health. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches in length. Grandparents are Rhonda and Darrell Kaczmarek of Silver Lake and Michael and Brenda Stockman of Plato.

Mertle R.A. Mathews, 89, of Glencoe

Mertle Ruth Alice Mathews, wife of Eldor Mathews, 89, of Glencoe, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 23, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating.
Dawn Wolter was the pianist. Soloist Danielle Mathews sang “The Rose” and “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings” and “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.”