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August 29th, 2018

Elizabeth Anne Helberg, 57, of Silver Lake

Elizabeth Anne Helberg, 57, of Silver Lake
Elizabeth Anne Helberg, age 57, of Silver Lake passed way at home surrounded by her family Aug. 26, 2018. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Elizabeth enjoyed writing, bird watching and poker.
She is survived by husband, Duane; children, Seth (Rachel), Becca, Chris, Tamsen, Sam and Danielle (Tanner); grandchildren, Julian, Noah and Abby and their father, Jeremy; siblings, Gene, Bob, Mary and Matt; many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Lakeside teacher, daughter bring positive messages

Girl Scout Troop 34390 spent a day working on the butterfly garden

Roxanne Stensvad's, GSL science teacher, 40th first day

GSL boys’ CC runs to win at NYA

Small in number, but big in quality, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ cross-country team opened the 2018 season by eking out a victory over host Central in the Norwood Young America Alumni meet on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Baylor Park.
In the traditional season opener, GSL claimed four of the top six individual placements in the three-team meet, which also included Maple Lake/Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity, earning the victory with 31 points to 39 for the Raiders.

Football season kicks off at home on Friday

After coming up just short of qualifying for state in a 42-41 overtime loss to Jordan on a snow covered field in Rockford last November, the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team returns to the green grass of home this Friday night against Foley. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Panthers opened up their 9-2 2017 campaign with a 42-17 win at Foley on Sept. 1 of last season. The Falcons finished 2017 with a 2-7 mark.
GSL opens this season with two straight home games. After Foley, the Panthers are scheduled to host Watertown-Mayer at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.

Spikers seek fifth straight WCC West championship

With eyes on a fifth consecutive Wright County Conference West title, the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team opened its season with a pair of pre-Labor Day competitions.
Before the Panthers even got to their first match on Saturday, Aug. 25, the team already had much to be thankful for after hosting a scrimmage last week.
“2018 has started off on the right foot,” coach Lori Schwirtz said. “First and foremost, our program is so happy to be able to participate in a gym with air conditioning. It makes a huge difference on our performance abilities and restrictions. We are so thankful.”

Panther girls’ CC wins opener

It was an impressive start to the season for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ cross-country team as the Panthers cruised to the win at the Norwood Young America Alumni meet at Baylor Park on Saturday, Aug. 25.
GSL swept the top three individual positions and placed all five of its scoring runners in the top seven places to win with a miniscule 18 points. Maple Lake/Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity was second with 45, while NYA was third with 74.

One run is enough for Plato to advance at state

In its most nail-biting contest of the season to date, the Plato Blue Jays opened the 2018 state Class C baseball tournament by gritting out a 1-0 win over the Luxemburg Brewers on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Joe Schleper Stadium in Shakopee.
Chris Odegaard started on the mound for Plato, went the distance, and also drove in the game-winning run on a tense evening in the southwest metro.
“You really can’t say enough about Chris,” Plato manager Adam Dammann said. “He’s a gamer who never gives up; he showed that on the mound and at the plate.”

County planning commission hears ReneSola solar garden proposal

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission made a recommendation to the county board for another 4-megawatt solar garden. On property owned by Dennis and Berta Lilienthal in Helen Township, ReneSola Power — an international solar project development company — is looking to make use of Xcel Energy’s solar rewards community program, which provides residential subscriptions to third-party solar energy companies like ReneSola. SolarOne was the latest third-party company that the county board approved for construction at its first August meeting.