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January 9th, 2019

School’s principal a man of strong principles

Dean Scheele, principal at First Evangelical Lutheran School, prepared to spend Friday night into Saturday morning sleeping in a hollowed-out snow pile in the school’s parking lot. Scheele spent the night outside to make good on a promise he made to students. They raised over $10,000 in pledges for the school during last fall’s Marathon for Non-Public Education.

New year, new arrival

Elaina Leigh Woytcke was the area’s first baby of 2019. She was born at Glencoe Regional Health Services Jan. 2 at 1:01 a.m. She is the daughter of Kaitlyn and Nathan Woytcke of Glencoe.

Panther girls’ hoops takes two to start the New Year

Glencoe-Silver Lake guard Miah Monahan scored a game-high 16 points – all in the second half – as the Panthers topped Jordan 54-48 last week. Monahan also had a double-double in a win at Dassel-Cokato.

GSL musicians shine at WCC honor meet Saturday

The annual Wright County Conference Honor Band and Choir Festival was held at Annandale High School Performing Arts Center Jan. 5. Over 180 musicians from 13 conference schools came together to share their musical talents. GSL High School choir members participating included (front row, from left) Beth Cross, Morgan Dahlke, Maren Warner, Elise Petersen, Megan Fehrenbach, (back row, from left) Dan Cross and Calen Schmeig, Jacob Reichow, Devin Everding, and Nathan Warner.

GSL musicians shine at WCC honor meet Saturday

GSL High School Band members participating included Kimberley Kuenzel, Emily Thalmann, Leah Bettcher, Briana Wraspir, Carlee Oberlin, Joshua Kuehn, Lilly Nikkel, Kaitlyn Uecker, and Mia LaPlante.

A1C John Rose, left, and Linda Krueger pictured at her house with the gifts the airman gave her.

A1C John Rose, left, and Linda Krueger pictured at her house with the gifts the airman gave her.

Leo Braunwarth, 95, of Norwood Young America

Leo Braunwarth, 95, of Norwood Young America, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m., at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 4 to 7 p.m., at Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Friday.

Boys’ cagers split

With one win and one loss last week, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team opened 2019 in the same fashion as it closed out 2018. Since winning the first two games of the season, the Panthers have evenly split the next 10 contests and hold a 7-5 overall record.
GSL opened its post-holiday slate with a daunting home matchup against 2018 Class AA state champion Jordan. The game was a showdown between the top two teams thus far in the Section 2AA North standings.

Gymnasts home this week

The Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team kicked off 2019 with a pair of meets last week. GSL opened with a triangular meet at Watertown-Mayer on Thursday, Jan. 3, before competing in the Tropical Twist Invitational at Big Lake two days later.
After topping 120 on the scorecard to close out 2018, the Panthers regressed a bit in its first meet of the new year, scoring 119.400 to finish third in Watertown. Host Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka won with 143.375, while Dassel-Cokato took second at 123.225.

(For the complete story, see the Jan. 9 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Wrestlers back on the mat

The Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team returned from its winter break with a pair of meets last week. The Panthers got back to competition in a triangular meet at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton on Thursday, Jan. 3, before taking part in an invitational meet at Ogivlie two days later.
GSL/LP went 1-1 at JWP, defeating Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 56-22, while losing 33-25 to Mankato East.