September 7th, 2016

Netters head north this weekend

Brandon Darryl Randt, 29, of Garfield

Brandon Darryl Randt, 29, of Garfield, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, while working on a boat, something he loved doing.
The funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 1, at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria with the Rev. David Hinz officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Alexandria.

Harlan Herman Wilkens, 79, of NYA

Harlan Herman Wilkens, 79, of Norwood Young America, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at his home.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 3, at Friedens (County Line) United Church of Christ in rural Norwood Young America with the Rev. Joseph Clay officiating. Marilee Widmer was the organist. Soloist Burt Tellers sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Congregational hymns were “Jesus Loves Me,” “Beyond the Sunset,” “O, God, Our Help in Ages Past” and “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.”

County 4-H’ers earn ribbons with projects, demonstrations at state fair

Many McLeod County 4-H’ers earned trips to the Minnesota State Fair to exhibit projects and give demonstrations. Those who earned ribbons include:
— Elizabeth Anderson, clothing and textiles, non-garment, grades six through eight, blue ribbon.
— Emma Becker, crafts, grades six through eight, red.
— Elise Betcher, fine arts, grades six through eight, blue.
— Orian Blasen, engineering design, grades six through eight, red.
— Hayley Bolland, exploring animals, grades nine and above, blue.

Son born to Nelson family

Matt and Meggan Nelson of Glencoe announce the arrival of a son, Gunnar Jon Nelson, born July 30, 2016, at Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia. Gunnar weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches in length at birth. He joins siblings Hunter, Ashlee and Quinn. Grandparents are Mike and Peggy Kinzler of Glencoe, Paul and Melanie Nelson of LeSueur and Cathy and Dick Molnar of Centuria, Wisconsin.

Spikers top NYA in five

 The Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team claimed its inaugural victory of the season by defeating host Norwood Young America in five games (24-26, 25-22, 13-25, 25-21, 15-13) on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
“I’m exhausted and didn’t even play,” coach Lori Schwirtz said. “It was a long night, however, hard work, teamwork and discipline paid off. The girls never gave up and really fought for every point.”

Hutch knocks off Blue Jays at state

 Plato’s hopes of winning a second consecutive state championship were thwarted by an upstart neighbor as Hutchinson defeated the Blue Jays 4-2 in the Class C quarterfinals on Sunday, Sept. 4, at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Hutchinson.
The juggernaut that had been the Plato offense – the Blue Jays had outscored their first three state opponents by a combined score of 28-4 – was largely stopped short of home plate by the Huskies.

Girls’ soccer opens fall with 2-1 record

 It was a topsy-turvy start to the season for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ soccer team.
The squad got its season off to a 2-0 start under new coach David Frasier, adding a 4-0 win at Worthington on Thursday, Aug. 30 to a season-opening 4-0 win at Rocori three days earlier.
However, the rigors of competing in the Wright County Conference reared an early head, as the Panthers were blanked 7-0 by visiting Mound Westonka in GSL’s home and circuit opener on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Panthers overcome Wildcats in overtime

 It was quite a start to the season for the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team as the Panthers opened their 2016 campaign with a spirited 27-21 overtime victory over New London-Spicer on Friday, Sept. 2, at Stevens Seminary Stadium.
On a picturesque night for football, the two former Wright County Conference gridiron rivals battled in a back-and-forth contest that was hampered only by the second-half onslaught of marauding mosquitoes.

August 31st

County Board approves applying for Dakota Trail grant on 3-2 vote

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to proceed with an application for $3.6 million in Legacy funding for improvements to the Dakota Trail.
The issue had been tabled from its Aug. 16 meeting, when concerns were raised about a 20-year commitment to maintain the trail.
Commissioners Doug Krueger and Ron Shimanski both voted against the resolution for the application for funding, while commissioners Sheldon Nies, Joe Nagel and Paul Wright voted in favor.