September 30th, 2015

Baby girl to Washington family

Antoine and Gloria (Rettig) Washington announce the birth of their daughter, Blake Erin Washington, born Sept. 18, 2015, at Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Blake weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. She joins siblings Jacie, 13, Brycen, 10, and Ryen, 1. Grandparents are Elmer and Amy Rettig of Stewart and Sharon Washington of Florence, Kentucky. Great-grandmother is Frances Loncorich of Stewart.

Rita M. Klenicky, 90, of Glencoe

Rita Magdalene Klenicky, 90, of Glencoe, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda as celebrant.
Honorary casket bearers were Sharon Ardolf, Shirley Fiecke and Kim Paulson. Casket bearers were Gerald Harris, Glen Mallak, Richard Paulson, Albert Teubert and Mike Popelka.

Alta Mae Krant, 91, of Glencoe

Alta Mae (Peterson) Krant, 91, of Glencoe, formerly of Lester Prairie, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 30, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Travis Loeslie officiating. Nancy Buckentine was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past,” “Just As I Am, Without One Plea” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”

Beverly Ann Stifter, 73, of Hopkins

Beverly Ann Stifter, 73, of Hopkins, formerly of Silver Lake, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m., at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church - St. Joseph Campus in Hopkins.

Girls' soccer ties at Homecoming

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ soccer team snagged a tie in its Homecoming game, but was unable to add to its win tally last week. Entering the final four-game stretch of the regular season, including a home game against Hutchinson that was played on Tuesday after the Chronicle went to press, the Panthers held a 1-6-3 record.

Down 1-0 to Rockford on Tuesday, Sept. 22, midfielder Emily Thalmann corralled a give-and-go pass from defender Abril Iracheta and planted the ball in the back of the net to knot the score 1-all.

GSL Hall of Fame inducts new members

The GSLPanther Association welcomed four new members into its Hall of Fame as part of its eighth-annual induction on Friday, Sept. 25.

Activities director/community volunteer Kathy Olson, student athlete Tom Reid, coach and teacher Dennis Roisum and student musician/actress Deborah Jean Templin were inducted as part of the Class of 2015.

The association also recognized the 1996 Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team, coached by Roisum, which took third in the State Class A Tournament as the first Panthers’ athletic squad to participate on the state level.

CC teams take first, second at Delwiche Invite

The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams competed in a pair of meets last week, competing at Crown College as well as GSLHigh School.

First up was the Run of Lakes Invitational, hosted by Waconia, which took place in St. Bonifacious.

The GSL girls placed fourth out of 10 squads in the team standings, led by eighth-graders Annamaria Falcon and Megan Siewert.

Falcon and Siewert placed ninth and 10th, respectively, with times of 21 minutes, 35 seconds and 21:36.9.

Lady Panthers win SE Tournament

With a clean sweep of the Southeast Invitational Tournament in Gaylord on Saturday, Sept. 26, the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team improved to 16-4 on the season in claiming their first tourney title of the autumn.

The Lady Panthers swept through 10 straight games in winning five matches against Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (25-15, 25-15), Norwood Young America (25-19, 25-15 and 25-14, 25-19), Springfield (25-18, 25-20) and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (25-18, 25-17).

Netters transition to postseason this week

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ tennis team transitions to the postseason this week. After the Panthers took on Hutchinson in a rescheduled match to close out the regular season Tuesday afternoon after the Chronicle went to press, the team is scheduled to play in the Wright County Conference Tournament on Thursday at Orono.

It’s been a predictably difficult season for GSL, with just one player – senior Lindsay Wedin – with any previous varsity experience. The Panthers fell to 0-18 after a 7-0 loss to Holy Family Catholic on Monday, Sept. 28.

Panthers fall to Delano on Homecoming night

Dreams of a perfect season for the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team were suddenly squelched on Homecoming night as Delano thumped the Panthers 25-8 on Friday, Sept. 25.

“We got beat by a good football team,” coach Scott Tschimperle said. “Hand it to Delano.”

GSL was playing without the services of multi-back Teddy Petersen, who is sidelined with a groin injury. With their star player unable to go, the Panthers were pushed around by the visiting Tigers.