May 23rd, 2017

Silver Lake City Clerk submits resignation

Silver Lake City Clerk-Treasuer Kerry Venier submitted his resignation to the City Council Monday, May 15.
Venier, who has been with the city for 15 years, has accepted a position with the city of Duluth. His last day will be June 16.
In other business, the Council:
• Heard that an appraisal on the Main Street properties that the city is trying to obtain was not performed because of concern of the structual condition of the buildings.


Read the full story in the May 24 edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.

Blue Jays fall to Cubs

The Plato Blue Jays had a tough time at Chaska on Thursday, May 18, dropping a 10-2 decision to the host Cubs.
Plato held a quick 1-0 lead on its hosts after Nolan Lepel launched an RBI triple to score Matt Odegaard in the top of the first inning.

Brownton falls at Young America

The Brownton Bruins suffered the team’s first loss of the season after coming up on the short side of a 6-1 loss at Young America on Friday, May 19.
On a brisk evening, the Cardinals heated up quickly with three runs in the first inning and two more in the third to take an insurmountable 5-0 lead. 
Young America increased its edge to 6-0 before Brownton scored its lone run of the contest in the top of the sixth as Dylan McCormick drove home Nick Heller with an RBI single.

Boys’ golf wraps up WCC West schedule

The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ golf team headed into the final stretch of the season by wrapping up the Wright County Conference West schedule last week.
Litchfield Golf Course hosted the second-to-last conference competition of the year on Tuesday, May 16. The Panthers finished eighth with a team score of 383.

Track and field squads fifth at WCC West meet

Both the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ and girls’ track and field teams claimed fifth-place finishes in their respective competitions at the Wright County Conference West championship meet on Tuesday, May 16, at Dassel-Cokato.
The Panther boys were beat out by one-half point for fourth place, claiming an even 85 points to 85.5 for New London-Spicer. Mound Westonka won the boys’ title with 143 points. 

Panthers stumble into playoffs

Losing four of its last five regular-season games is not exactly how the Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team wanted to enter the playoffs, but that is the hand that has been dealt.
Aside from the bright spot of an 11-1 defeat of Annandale on Tuesday, May 16, the past couple weeks has seen quite a dropoff from the nine-game winning streak the Panthers posted mid-season.

GSL tops Watertown-Mayer in softball playoff opener

An eight-game losing streak came to a close as the Glencoe-Silver Lake softball team won its postseason opener with a 3-2 victory at Watertown-Mayer to kick off the Section 5AA Tournament on Friday, May 19.
The Panthers never trailed in the game. Brianna Wraspir scored GSL’s first run in the second inning by scoring on a two-out error after initially getting on base with a single. 

May 18th

Kenneth Stiles, 85, of Norwood Young America

Kenneth Stiles, 85, of Norwood Young America, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at New Perspective Senior Living in Waconia.
Memorial services will be held Friday, June 2, at 2 p.m., at Friedens County Line Church – UCC in rural Norwood Young America, with interment later in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, June 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., 1-1⁄2 hours prior to the service at the church.

City of Brownton-Council Meeting

City of Brownton
Brownton City Council
May 2, 2017
Paul Harvego and Chad Dahlman with Conway, Deuth and Schmiesing presented the 2016 Financial Audit and Findings. Full report is available to review at the Brownton City Office.  
Along with the 2016 financials, highlights included annual utility rate reviews and the city’s high Legal Debt Margin. Brownton utility fees will be reviewed and increased again in 2018 to build up cash to pay future bonds which seems to be the characteristic of most small cities as well.



PROBATE DIVISION                        Court File No: 43-PR-17-594
Estate of Raymond Draeger