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April 1st, 2015

Easter Bunny visits Stewart

Raiders win national title

The First Lutheran/Emanuel Raiders girls basketball team wrapped up an undefeated season in the finest of forms, claiming the squad’s first-ever national championship by winning the Lutheran Basketball Association of America National Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 22.
“The community should be proud of this team,” head coach Kathy L. Mackenthun said at a reception for the team on Thursday, March 26. “They are all very respectful, humble and coachable girls.”

Orth cagers delight packed GSL gymnasium

A pair of exhibition basketball games were among the main events at this year’s Tim Orth Memorial Foundation “Jam the Gym” fundraiser, held at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School gymnasium on Saturday, March 28.
Four GSL seniors were among the players representing local high schools in the pair of contests. 
Panthers guard Keisha Prafke played for the Raspberry team in a girls’ game that featured competitors from seven area squads. 

March 28th

County Board to consider re-establishing K9 program

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 31, at 9 a.m., and among agenda items is the possibility of reinstating the sheriff's department's K9 program.

Sheriff Scott Rehmann will be asking for County Board approval of $13,200 to buy a dog and train both the dog and a handler.

Also on the agenda are an update on the county's planned switch to a one-sort recycling plan, including the possibility of the city of Glencoe joining the county program, and the awarding of bids for summer highway department work.

Highway 212 speed limit to increase

Speed limits on U.S. Highway 212 between Granite Falls and Glencoe will increase to 60 miles per hour from 55 mph next week, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Crews will begin changing the speed-limit signs next week. The new speed limit will not go into effect until the signs have been posted.

School building bond forum Monday night

Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools' first public forum regarding its proposed building bond is set for Monday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the Helen Baker Elementary School in Glencoe.

The school district is proposing a $24 million building bond referendum that, if approved by voters on May 12, will close the Helen Baker school and add on to the high school and junior high school campus to accommodate students in kindergarten through second grade, as well as make improvements to the high school/junior high complex.

March 25th

Lucille Christensen, 95, of Watertown

Lucille Elizabeth (Meyer) Christensen, 95, of Watertown, formerly of Glencoe, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.

Anna Lena Bauer, 94, of Gaylord

Anna (Mrs. Harold) Bauer, 94, of Gaylord, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 26, at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 25, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Richard Borchardt, 100, Hutchinson

Richard P. Borchardt, 100, of Hutchinson, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, March 19, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. The Rev. Jerry Meidl officiated. Bev Wangerin was the organist and Lucy Newcomb was the song leader. Special music was by Brock, Ashley and Camille Borchardt and Anna Huebner. Musical selections included “Lead Me, Lord,” “Bread of Life” and “Song of Farewell.”

LaDonna March, 85, of Redwood Falls

LaDonna “Donna” March, 85, of Redwood Falls, formerly of Franklin, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Parkview Home in Belview.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, March 20, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Burial was in the church cemetery.