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May 29th, 2019

GSL Class of 2019 graduates Friday

Glencoe Silver Lake’s Class of 2019 will complete its final act Friday when it graduates and begins the next phase in life’s journey.
The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. It will include a welcome from Matt Foss, the high school’s principal, performances by the senior choir and concert choir. Andrew Wraspir, the senior class president, will deliver the student address, “Class of 2019.”
Following the announcement of honors and awards, a senior class video will be shown. Diplomas will be presented and the new graduates will be presented.

Graduating songwriter, rapper looks forward to using his education at next level

He knows his music isn’t for everyone. Ethan Knudten is OK with the notion not everyone likes rap or the songs he creates.
His music has been a learning process so far, learning he expects to continue next fall as a freshman at the University of Minnesota. But first, Knudten and his classmates at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School have a date with their commencement Friday evening, May 31, 7 p.m., at the senior high school.

GSL’s super mileage team brings home third-place hardware

They went to Brainerd primarily interested in recording the best results they could.
For the five members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake super mileage team, last week’s trip was mission accomplished.
The five students – Anna Salgado, Jon Ramige, Markus Fleck, Adam Garouette and Isaac Swift – are proof hard work and working to overcome difficulties pays off. The quintet earned third-place finishes in the E85 fuel-powered class and the electric-motor class Monday and Tuesday, May 13-14, at Brainerd International Raceway.

City, county moving toward start of Morningside project

With the funding picture coming into sharper focus, Glencoe and McLeod County are moving toward the start of the Morningside Drive project.
The lone hurdle before sending the project out for bids is completion of discussions on cost and cost sharing with TC&W Railroad, said John Brunkhorst, McLeod County engineer and director of Public Works.

Mental health is an important health care issue for all

By Tina Smith
U.S. Senator
I’ve learned the lessons of depression the hard way. It's something I experienced first in my late teens, and then again in my 30s.
Depression makes you feel so hopeless that you can’t even see hope on the horizon. You can’t feel joy or love or contentment, and you can’t see a way you’ll ever feel that way again. And at that point, what’s the point?
The worst part about depression is how treacherously it saps your capacity to function. Treacherous because depression can feel like a per-sonal weakness rather than what it is: a malfunction of our brain.

Congratulations Class of 2019 - Our view: Make the most of whatever path you choose

Friday evening, about 135 seniors will graduate from Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. Congratulations to you all. Whether or not it seems like a big deal, you have all accomplished something special.
You get to begin the journey into the rest of your life. You have been prepared for the journey so make the most of it.
Some of you will enter the workforce; some will perhaps enter military service. Most of you will advance to some form of post-secondary education. We wish you the best as you continue your education.

James Breitkreutz, 72, of Hutchinson

James “Jim” Breitkreutz, 72, of Hutchinson, passed away Sunday, May 19, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
A private family service was held Friday, May 24, 11 a.m., at Riverside Church in Hutchinson. Interment will be in the Sumter Cemetery in Sumter Township, McLeod County, at a later date.
A public celebration of life was held Friday, May 24, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at VFW Post 906 in Hutchinson.
Pastor Arnold Allison was the officiating clergy
Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad provided military honors.

May 28th

Girls' track and field places second in 2A subsectionals

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ track and field team will be sending multiple individuals over 11 events to the Section 2A championship meet in Mankato this Saturday after finishing second at the 2A Subsection 8 meet at Stevens Seminary Stadium on Thursday, May 23.
GSL qualified in four relay races: the 4x100-, 4x200- and 4x800-meter events. The 4x200 quartet of Ellie Sonju, Rhyan Herrmann, Malayh Metcalf and Emily Graupmann won the subsectional title with a time of one minute, 50.31 seconds.

Boys' track takes second in subsectionals

The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ track and field team placed second at the Section 2A Subsection 8 meet at Stevens Seminary Stadium on Thursday, May 23, and will be competing in nine events at this Saturday’s Section 2A championship meet in Mankato.
GSL claimed two subsection individual titles, both in field events. Wyatt Konen took first place in the pole vault by clearing 11-feet even, while Jonathan Liestmann won the shot put competition with a throw of 44 feet, 05.25 inches. Liestmann also placed second in the discus with a toss of 132-08.5 to qualify for Mankato in that event as well.

Softball season comes to an abrupt end

After blowing out Brooklyn Center 26-0 in the Section 5AA opener, the Glencoe-Silver Lake softball team’s season came to a sudden conclusion following a pair of upset losses in follow-up rounds of postseason play.
Playing its final game at home this season, the third-seeded Panthers were knocked out of the winner’s bracket after a 9-3 loss to No. 6 seed Maranatha on Tuesday, May 21.
GSL followed up that defeat with a stunning 5-3 loss to seventh-seeded Watertown-Mayer in an elimination game matchup on Thursday, May 23.