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September 6th, 2017

Drivers hurt in crash near Winsted

Both drivers involved in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning near Winsted were taken to the Waconia hospital for treatment of injuries.
According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred about 6:40 a.m. on Babcock Avenue, south of Winsted, when a 2004 Chevrolet Impala, owned and driven by Jacob Thomas Frattalone, 21, of Cambridge, and a 1999 Honda Civic, owned and driven by Travis Lawrence, 41, of Howard Lake, collided.
Responding to the accident were the sheriff’s office, Winsted Fire, Winsted First Responders and Ridgeview Ambulance.

Mercedes Nowak, 92, of Silver Lake

Mercedes Delores (Quast) Nowak, 92, of Silver Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Hutchinson Health.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 1, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Michael Doyle as the celebrant.
Casket bearers were Ryan Lickfelt, Mark Lickfelt, Chad Bloomberg, Shawn McCormick, Kaitlin Young and Gerald Kucera.
Interment was in the St. Adalbert Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Marlyn Jean Goede, 80, of Mankato

Marlyn Jean Goede, 80, of Mankato, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at the Janesville Nursing Home.
A private memorial Mass of Christian Burial is pending.
Marlyn Jean Goede was born Oct. 18, 1936, in Crow Wing County, Crosby, to Norman and Clara (Domjahn) Goede. Her parents brought her to the Lord Jesus through the sacrament of holy baptism on Nov. 25, 1936, at the Immanuel of Iron Hub Lutheran Church in Aitkin with the Rev. H. Marth officiating.

Helen Irene Melquist, 90, of Cokato

Helen Irene (Wendolek) Melquist, 90, of Cokato, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home.
The funeral service was held Thursday, Aug. 31, at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato, with interment in the Cokato City Cemetery.
Helen Irene (Wendolek) Melquist was born Jan. 26, 1927, at home in Hale Township, McLeod County, to Theophil and Sophie (Pilarski) Wendolek. She grew up on a farm in Hale Township and attended country school until the eighth grade.

Joshua Scott Dietz, 34, of Waconia

Joshua “Josh” Scott Dietz, 34, of Waconia, formerly of Glencoe, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.
Memorial services were held Monday, Sept. 4, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bongards with the Rev. Cathy Kolwey officiating. Earle Akre read Psalm 23. Mariah Meger read the poem “Broken Chain” and Kate Joos read the poem “The Day God Took You Home.” Penny Rolf was the organist. Special music by Morgan and September Meger were “I Can Only Imagine” and “Heaven Was Needing a Hero.” Congregational hymns were “In the Garden” and “He Leadeth Me.”

County Board votes 3-2 for Dakota Trail engineering study

The McLeod County Board, on a 3-2 vote Tuesday morning, approved spending up to $50,000 for an engineering study of the 15 miles of the Dakota Trail between Ranch Avenue in Hutchinson and County Road 1 in Lester Prairie.
Voting against the motion were commissioners Doug Krueger, who acknowledged the need for the study but questioned the timing, and Ron Shimanski, who indicated that other parties should pay for the study.
The intent of the study is to identify areas in need of improvement prior to applying for more Legacy Fund grant funding to make those improvements.

Great Oaks Equine enjoys new home in Plato, seeks to help horses in Texas

Steve and Connie Tusha, owners of Great Oak Equine in Plato, are horse people. So when they heard about the horses that needed housing, veterinarians and food after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, they made the decision to donate 10 percent of their sales from the month of September to the Texas State Horse Council, which will distribute the donations where needed.

September 5th

Panthers dominate football opener at Foley

It wasn’t a traditional way to begin the season, but the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team made the most out of its trip north to Foley.
Using a couple of time-tested recipes for success, the Panthers used a stout defense and a punishing running game to cruise to a 42-17 victory against their new East Central District rivals.
Despite some opening-game hiccups and jitters, GSL fared well in saying goodbye to the old Wright County Conference West and marching headlong into the new district alignment.

Spikers fall twice at home

The Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team did not find home cooking to its liking last week, falling to visiting Norwood Young America and Hutchinson in midweek games before splitting a quartet of contests at Eden Prairie High School on Saturday, Sept. 2.
NYA swept the host Panthers in three games (15-25, 21-25, 20-25) on Tuesday, Aug. 31, to drop GSL to 1-1 on the season.
Setter Lexi Hansch led the hosts with 27 assists, while middle hitter Rhyan Herrmann paced her squad with 12 kills, as did libero Maren Roepke with 21 digs.

Cross-country teams looking for top sectional finishes

They may get there by different paths, but there is at least one shared goal for both the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams: a high finish at the Section 2A meet in late October.
How they get there might differ a bit, however.
While the girls’ team returns its lone state qualifier from last year in Malayh Metcalf, the boys’ team graduated its two state runners (Michael Meyer and Austin Schroepfer) last spring.
Boys’ head coach Jeff Delwiche said the boys’ team, which welcomes four new members will be a “pack running team” this fall.