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Archive

April 24th, 2019

Welcome news – Our view: 21 is better than 18

As a community newspaper, we generally reserve this space for thoughts on local issues. However, a recent national news item with a potential local impact was too significant to pass by unnoticed.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, announced last week he would offer a bill next month requiring people be 21 years old to legally purchase and consume tobacco products. About 450 cities across the country have already enacted similar legislation on a local level. Minnesota is again considering similar legislation as part of its health and human service bill.

Richard Wanous, 74, of Glencoe

Richard George Wanous, 74, of Glencoe, passed away April 21. He was born March 19, 1945, in Hutchinson, to Richard and Sophie (Jaskowiak) Wanous.
Mr. Wanous grew up in Silver Lake and graduated from high school there with the class of 1962. He briefly attended St. Cloud State University, but returned back home to own and operate his own dairy and beef cattle farm for the next 55 years.
Mr. Wanous was married Dec. 19, 1970, to Janice Popp in Hutchinson and together they raised four children.

Arthur Korson, 79, of Stewart

Arthur “Buzzy” Korson, 79, of Stewart, husband of Judi Korson, passed away Sunday, March 31, at Oak Terrace Health Care in Gaylord.
A celebration of life was held Friday, April 5, 2 p.m., at Cactus Jack’s in Stewart.
Arthur H. Korson was born Dec. 1, 1939, in Collins Township, McLeod County. He was the son of John and Emma (Siegler) Korson. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education at a country school and Stewart High School.

Kenneth Wendlandt, 87, Hutchinson

Kenneth “Kenny” Wendlandt, 87, of Hutchinson, passed away Thursday, April 11, at his home.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Rev. Greg Tobison was the officiating clergy.
Brenda Hartkopf was the organist.
“Amazing Grace,” “Lift High the Cross,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “On Eagle’s Wings” were the congregational hymns.
Kenny’s grandchildren, Jennifer Goff, Justin Wendlandt and Ana-Lisa Pasek were the urn-bearers.

Arthur Schuette, 84, New Meadows, Idaho

Arthur Schuette passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 in Boise, Idaho from complications after contracting Legionnaire’s Disease. He was 84.
Mr. Schuette was a resident of New Meadows, Idaho. He was born at home Oct. 1, 1934, in Plato, to Arthur and Emma Schuette. Mr. Schuette grew up on the family’s dairy farm with eight brothers and sisters and attended school in Glencoe. He graduated from Glencoe High School in 1952 and worked a year on a local farm.

April 23rd

Richard Wanous, 74, of Glencoe

Richard George Wanous, 74, of Glencoe, passed away April 21.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 25, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. Funeral service will be held Friday, April 26, 11 a.m., with visitation one-hour prior at Maresh Funeral Home.

April 22nd

Busy week for track and field teams

The Glencoe-Silver Lake track and field teams took a couple of trips north for a pair of meets last week, heading to Orono for a Wright County Conference competition on Tuesday, April 16, before competing in the Foley Invitational two days later.
Both the Panther boys and girls placed third in their respective four-team fields at Orono. The GSL girls tallied 57 points, behind New Prague's 140.5 and Orono's 63.5; the boys claimed 44 points to 98 for the Trojans and 93 for the Spartans.

Softball stings Chargers in throwback game

It was an impromptu throwback day for the Glencoe-Silver Lake softball team on Tuesday, April 16. Despite sun-soaked conditions, a mucky home field at GSL High School prompted a move back to the team's former home at Oak Leaf Park.
The Panthers celebrated the move – and a chance to play on a sunny and warm afternoon for the first time this season – by swamping visiting Dassel-Cokato 10-2 to head into the Easter break with a spotless 3-0 record.

Panthers fall to Wildcats

It was a dandy day for a ballgame, but not the result the home side hoped for as the Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team took on New London-Spicer under sunny skies at Vollmer Field on Tuesday, April 16.
The dapperly-dressed visitors led from the start, scoring three runs in the first two innings en route to a 4-1 victory over the host Panthers.
The loss dropped GSL to 2-3 heading into the Easter break.
NLS scored a pair in the top of the first inning and added another in the away half of the second to take a 3-0 edge.

Boys’ track and field a couple laps in

With a few meets already under its belt, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ track and field team is beginning to hit its stride on the sprint that is the spring sports season.
“The team is looking good so far,” coach Josh Metcalf said. “The weather has improved greatly since the first two weeks of the season.”
The Panthers return five section finalists from last season’s squad, including Oscar Pena, Zach Mohr, Keaton Goettl, Will Higgins and Wyatt Konen.