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Archive

August 15th, 2018

Matt Foss is the new principal at the GSL Junior-Senior High School.

Fall sports season is nearly upon us

The weather does not feel anything like fall as of yet, but the local athletic calendar is already turning to the autumn season.
Monday, Aug. 13, was the first day of practice for the Glencoe-Silver Lake sports teams as Panther student/athletes came together both indoors and outside to begin the process of honing their craft for the fast-approaching competitive season.
Scrimmages are scheduled by this week’s end for both girls’ tennis and soccer teams, with the netters also slated to begin competitions within the next week.

Fall sports season is nearly upon us

The weather does not feel anything like fall as of yet, but the local athletic calendar is already turning to the autumn season.
Monday, Aug. 13, was the first day of practice for the Glencoe-Silver Lake sports teams as Panther student/athletes came together both indoors and outside to begin the process of honing their craft for the fast-approaching competitive season.
Scrimmages are scheduled by this week’s end for both girls’ tennis and soccer teams, with the netters also slated to begin competitions within the next week.

Plato heads to state as region champs

With a pair of weekend victories over Young America, the Plato Blue Jays are headed to their fifth consecutive state tournament as the Region 7C champions.
Plato, which earlier cruised to a Crow River Valley League championship with a 17-1 league record, increased their winning streak to 18 games by finishing off a perfect 4-0 regional run.
“All season long, these guys have really worked hard,” Blue Jays manager Adam Dammann said. “We had some things to work through earlier this season, but these guys really have confidence in each other.”

Stewart council hears public input, $7.79 million shortfall

The Stewart City Council worked through a two-page agenda during their monthly meeting on August 13. The council approved the resolution to accept a letter of resignation from Council Member Jacqueline Curlott and declared a vacancy, listened to public input on the city’s pet ordinance, heard an explanation for a $7.795 million RS fiber debt service shortfall, and hired and fired a firefighter.

James P. Jurek, 89, of Silver Lake

James P. Jurek Jr., of Silver Lake passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, at The Good Samaritan Society of Howard Lake.
He was born July 17, 1929 in Appleton, Minn.
A Mass of Christian Burial for James P. Jurek Jr. was held Friday, Aug. 10, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Father Michael Doyle was the celebrant. Interment with military honors followed at Holy Family Cemetery.
A visitation at the funeral home was held Friday, Aug. 10.
Casket-bearers were Pete Swartzer, Jeff Swartzer, Keith Schade, Brad Jurek, Dale Kosek, and Jim Mahon.

Terrence D. Pulkrabek, 77, of New Hope

Terrence Dean Pulkrabek, “Terry,” the son of Ted and Libby (Splichal) Pulkrabek, was born Jan. 17, 1941, in Glencoe, Minn. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Catholic Church in Glencoe and in 1958, graduated from Glencoe High School. Soon after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army. After two years, and an honorable discharge, he returned to his home. It was then he bought his first car, a 1946 coupe for $60.

Elaine Rettig, 86, of Waconia

Elaine Rettig, 86, formerly of Brownton/Winthrop, residing at Auburn Home in Waconia, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m., at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Rev. Paul Tessmer officiated the ceremony and Barbara Naumann was the organist.