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November 28th, 2018

Kenneth Lassen, 81, Minneapolis

Kenneth H. Lassen, 81, departed this life Friday, Nov. 9, in Minneapolis. He was a resident of Minneapolis and a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Tillie (Knutson) Lassen; and sister, Dorothy Henderson.
He is survived by sister, Carol Larson (Paul) of Washington; uncle, Duane Knutson (Andrea) of Florida; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Jane L. Meyer, 80, of Bloomington

Jane L. Meyer, 80, of Bloomington, was called back to the Lord Nov. 21.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Franziska Meyer; survived by her brothers, Leroy Meyer (Eunice) and Duane Meyer; nephews, James Meyer, Gerald Meyer (Sue), Perry Meyer (Greta); and niece, Rhonda Domagala (Jeff).
Ms. Meyer was born in Glencoe. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Valparaiso University and taught third through sixth grades at Cornelia Elementary in Edina for 39 years.

Bruce Ponath, 53, of Belle Plaine

Bruce Ponath, 53, of Belle Plaine, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Fr. Brian Lynch will officiate the funeral Mass.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. prior to Mass. Interment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine.

Bright lights have downtown Glencoe decked out for the holidays

Municipal electric workers installed holiday decorations on street light poles last Monday (Nov. 19). The decorations bring a touch of the holidays to city streets.

Swift uses his hands and warm heart for others

Lee Lemke (right) of World Nice presented Richard Swift (center) a gift certificate and plaque honoring him for his kindness during a surprise birthday celebration at a Glencoe Woodworking Club meeting. It was Swift's 94th birthday.

FLS October marathon for non-public schools

Second-grade teacher Carmel Willett anticipates the first spray of color from first-grader William Horton and kindergarten teacher Linda Donnay. FLS raised more than $10,000 in contributions.

GSL National Honor Society prepares for food shelf

GSL students in the National Honor Society helped collect the food for the food shelf. The drive is a district-wide initiative with a goal of one food item per person.

Pantherettes ready to roar into a new season

Captains for this year's Glencoe-Silver Lake dance team are: from left, Kayla Salmela, Mackenzie Kantack, Morgan Dahlke and Morgan Verdeck.

Venier, Templin voted as gymnastics captains

Gia Venier (left) and Breana Templin were voted by their teammates as the captains for this year's Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team.

November 27th

Winter sports season tips off this weekend

After a few weeks of practicing and scrimmaging, the winter sports season begins in earnest this weekend for most of the Glencoe-Silver Lake squads.
This winter begins as last winter ended, with the Panther girls’ basketball team holding court in their season opener against Tri-City United at 5:45 p.m. Friday evening.
It is the fourth consecutive season in which GSL has played TCU at or near the beginning of the season. The Panthers have topped the Titans in all three of the previous meetings.