June 8th, 2016

Helen Meyer, 91, of Modesto, California

Helen M. Meyer, 91, of Modesto, California, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at her home in Modesto. 
Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 19 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto with Rev. Francis Joseph officiating. 
Casket bearers were Paul Samando Sr., Paul Samando Jr., Martin Vega, Justin Wilson, James Wilson and Isaac Wilson. 

Carl Klaustermeier, 87, Lester Prairie

Carl Arnold Klaustermeier, 87, of Lester Prairie, died peacefully Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Garden House in Winsted.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie (while the sanctuary at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church was undergoing renovations). The Rev. Travis Loeslie officiated. Jamie Degen was the organist, and congregational hymns were “Beautiful Savior,” “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”

William Madson, 83, of Machias, Maine

William “Bill” Harry Madson, 83, died at Marshall Healthcare in Machias, Maine on May 20, 2016, with those who loved him by his side. 
In keeping with Bill’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. 
William “Bill” Harry Madson was born in Stillwater on August 20, 1932, the son of Edgar and Ivy (Nelson) Madson. 

Thomas Condon, 87, of Silver Lake

Thomas “Tom” LeRoy Condon, 87, of Silver Lake, died Sunday, June 1, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 6, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Revs. Paul Schumacher, Tony Stubeda and Todd Petersen officiating.

Marlys A. Barfknecht, 71, of Glencoe

Marlys Adeline (Becker) Barfknecht, 71, of Glencoe, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

GSL baseball season comes to sudden, stunning end

After losing just once during the regular season, a promising spring campaign Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team came to a sudden end with back-to-back losses to open the Section 5AA playoffs last week.

The Panthers entered the subsectional bracket with a 19-1 record and the No. 2 ranking in Class AA. They were also riding a 12-game winning streak that included five wins of 10 runs or more.

Girls' golf team wraps up season at section meet

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ golf team wrapped up its season with a 12th-place finish in the Section 2AA meet at New Prague Golf Course on Tuesday, May 31.

The Panthers posted a team score of 468 over 18 holes, led by Grace Kosek’s card of 106, good for 35th individually. Lindsay Wedin (49th) and Jenna Lokensgard (58th) wrapped up their GSL careers with scores of 112 and 123, respectively. Rachel Reichow (61st) finished off the Panthers’ team tabulation with a 127.

Brewers best Watertown behind Petersen gem

A 3-0 shutout of visiting Watertown at Vollmer Field on Wednesday, June 1, improved the Glencoe Brewers to 7-3 on the season, with the hometown side set to host St. Boni on Thursday.

Starting pitcher Cole Petersen went the distance, striking out eight Red Devil batters over nine innings, while scattering four hits and three walks.

Petersen was matched frame-for-scoreless frame by Watertown hurler Justin Kohls until the Brewers used a little sleight of hand to record the only run they would end up needing in the seventh inning.

Monahan qualifies for state track meet

Glencoe-Silver Lake will be represented at the state Class A track and field meet this weekend by Maddie Monahan, who earned a qualifying time in the 300-meter hurdles at the Section 2A competition in Mankato on Saturday, June 4. 

Monahan, who will be the final Panther to compete as part of the spring sports season, finished fourth in the 300 hurdles, but beat the state standard time with a run of 46.49 seconds to earn a spot in the Class A field.

June 1st

Welch on honors list

Samantha Welch from Glencoe was named to Concordia University’s honors list for the Nebraska school’s spring 2016 semester. The honors list recognizes the top 25 percent of all undergraduate students.