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May 20th, 2015

Daughter for Hamburg family

Darcus Alexander and Cassandra Fabel of Hamburg announce the birth of a daughter, Deondra Mariah-Jane Alexander, born May 9, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Deondra weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long. She joins siblings Dylan Menzel, Dane Fabel, and Devon and Davionne Alexander. Grandparents are Barbara J. Gates of LaMarque, Texas, Walter J. Pines Sr. of Texas City, Texas, and Craig and Lori Fabel of Plato.

Daughter born to Smyths

Jim and Steph Smyth of Chaska announce the arrival of a daughter, Lilian Morisset, born April 7, 2015, at Methodist Hospital. Lilian weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. She joins siblings Rose and Audrey. Grandparents are Pete and Barb Smyth of Eden Prairie and Bill and Diane Hlavka of Silver Lake. Great-grandparents are Florian Nowak and Adeline Hlavka, both of Silver Lake.

Son born to Mathwig family

Jesse and Darcie Mathwig of Maple Grove announce the arrival of a son, Grady Ernest, born April 7, 2015, at the Maple Grove hospital. Grady weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 211/2 inches long at birth. He joins a brother, Blaine, and a sister, Piper. Grandparents are Mark and Barb Mathwig of Brownton and Bruce and Julie Larson of Glenwood.

Silver Lake police chief, councilor submit resignations to Council

The Silver Lake City Council was faced with not one, but two resignations at its regular meeting on Monday, May 18.
Police Chief Forrest Henriksen submitted his resignation to the Council effective Aug. 8.
Henriksen recently became engaged to be married and his fiance lives and works in the St. Paul area where he will be moving.
“This has been one of the hardest decisions I have had to make,” Henriksen said, adding he really enjoyed his time in Silver Lake.

Pedaling for a cause: Elshoff raising awareness for Lions

If you were outside at all on Monday, May 18, you experience the unseasonably cold, mid-40 temperatures and strong winds that made being outside almost unbearable.
Hanna Elshoff, 72, experienced these elements like no one else as she traveled through the area on her solar-powered tricycle.
She left Cologne Monday morning to travel to Silver Lake to speak at the Lions Club meeting. The overcast day proved difficult and she ran out of power near Lester Prairie.
Silver Lake Lions Club member Duane Yurek hooked up his trailer and picked her up.

Memorial Day: Honoring those who gave all

During the 1980s and 1990s, which were mostly peacetime eras, attendance at area Memorial Day services steadily dwindled. People turned instead to fully enjoying the three-day weekend with camping, fishing, cookouts, picnics and other recreational activities.

Anal retentive? Or just in a routine?

There’s a fine line between being anal retentive and having a routine.
I’m not sure when, or if, I crossed that line, but I’m getting some hints.
Twice recently I have been approached by people who say they judge how well their morning commutes are going by where they see me on my two-mile route around town, especially coming west on 10th Street. If I’m down by Casey’s and Union Avenue, one gentleman said he is on time. If he sees me on 10th Street near the courthouse, he is running late.

Superintendent appreciates support of building bond

To the Editor:
On behalf of the Board of Education, staff, and all the students at Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL), I want to express my thanks and gratitude to the stakeholders of Independent School District 2859 for your support of our building project. Your support of and commitment to our students is truly appreciated.

Ways to observe Memorial Day

To the Editor:
Memorial Day is about remembering. This is a day to remember all U.S. military personnel who died in wars or other military actions.
It began as Decoration Day on May 30, 1868. The graves of comrades were decorated and flags were flown at half-staff.

Letter spread misinformation about GOP

To the Editor:
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the chair of the 7th District DFL party would write to our local papers to spread misinformation about the Republican budget. Over the years, fewer and fewer Democrats have been elected to the House from the 7th Congressional District, and last year Republican wins in our district helped boost Republicans back into the majority.
The facts are clear: Republicans have been focused on the issues and priorities that Minnesota families in Greater Minnesota care about.