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June 19th, 2019

Dairy Days in Silver Lake

Olivia Maita Gonzalez, 7, of Silver Lake, was more interested in petting the cow than guessing its age and weight during Silver Lake's Dairy Days festivities June 13. Gonzalez won Miss Royalty International's Miss Midwest and competes for national honors in Milwaukee, Wis. this August.

Gordon Shrode, 92, of Lester Prairie

Gordon Shrode, 92, of Lester Prairie, passed away Wednesday, June 19, at Emerald Crest Assisted Living in Victoria.
A private, family memorial service will be held.
The Paul McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie is handling the arrangements. Its website is www.mcbridechapel.com where online obituaries and a guestbook are available.

Panthers battle, fall short at state tournament

Dreams of a state championship didn’t die without a fight as the Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team took a pair of seeded teams to the limit before falling in back-to-back games at the state Class AA tournament in St. Cloud last week.
Unseeded GSL faced No. 1 seed Duluth Marshall in the state opener on Thursday, June 13, before taking on fourth-seeded Perham in the consolation semifinal the next day, falling by a single run in both games to end the season with a 19-7 record.
“I’m extremely proud and thankful,” coach Dean Schwirtz said after the Perham loss.

Bruins sweep Irish, Hawks

A pair of Crow River Valley League wins over Hamburg and Green Isle has boosted the Brownton Bruins to a 9-2 overall record.
Brownton entered this week trailing Waconia by just one-half game atop the CRVL standings with an 8-2 league mark.
The Bruins opened last week with a 10-4 victory over one-time league power Green Isle, which has won just two league games so far this season.

(For the complete story, see the June 19 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Brewers top Cologne, St. Boni

The Glencoe Brewers ended a four-game losing streak by winning two of its latest three games and enter this week with a 4-5 record.
Glencoe opened last week with a 4-2 home win over Cologne on Tuesday, June 11. The Brewers scored a pair of runs in both the first and fourth innings, before quelling a Hollander uprising in the fifth en route to the two-run win.

(For the complete story, see the June 19 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Plato blasts New Germany

As part of a split of last week’s games, the Plato Blue Jays bounced back from a 5-4 loss at Winsted on Wednesday, June 12, to pound visiting New Germany 13-2 three days later.
Plato led the host Wildcats 2-0 through seven innings after scoring in the top of the first and sixth frames.
However, Winsted stormed back with four runs in the bottom of the eighth to seize a two-run lead.

(For the complete story, see the June 19 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Short-handed VFW swept by Fire

Without four team members due to the Glencoe-Silver Lake’s involvement in the state tournament, the Glencoe VFW Post 5102 baseball team was swept by Holy Family on Wednesday, June 12, losing 5-4 and 5-2.
Jordan Grack started the opener and pitched all five innings. He struck out five batters, while giving up five hits and five runs.

(For the complete story, see the June 19 print edition of The Chronicle.)

GSL puts 43 on WCC All-Academic Team

A total of 43 student/athletes from Glencoe-Silver Lake High School earned a place on the Wright County Conference All-Academic Team for the spring semester.
Team honorees are students in grades 9-12 that had a third trimester grade-point-average of 3.70 or better and lettered in their sport.

(For the complete story, see the June 19 print edition of the Chronicle.)

GSL trap team competes at state

The Glencoe-Silver Lake trapshooting team concluded its season by competing in the state championship meet in Alexandria on Wednesday June 12.
GSL, as a whole, finished 12th out of 40 teams with a score of 452. The Panthers varsity placed 13th overall with 450 points. The GSL junior varsity was fourth with 413 points and the novice team was also fourth with a score of 332 points.

Silver Lake council approves $45,000-plus in expenditures

The Silver Lake City Council was busy approving expenditures at its meeting Monday, June 17.
The first of the expenditures was for the replacement of a 14-inch gate valve for the pond leaking into Otter Creek. The cost of the replacement will be $18,035. Juul Contracting of Hutchinson submitted the low bid. The leak was discovered when the spring flushing of the ponds was being completed.
The council also approved an expense of $3,500 for minor metal work, sandblasting the box, sander and frame and painting the new plow truck recently purchased by the city.