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August 5th, 2015

Registrations set for Lions football team

Registration for the 2015 Silver Lake Lions fifth- and sixth-grade football program began Monday, Aug. 3, at the Hutchinson Recreation Center. All players should be signed up by Aug. 19.
The Hutchinson Recreation Center hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BARK Day Saturday at Brownton ball field

Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) has set its seventh-annual human foosball and bean bag tournament for Saturday, Aug. 8, at the softball field near the Brownton Area Civic Center.
The day will begin with a 5K fun run/walk starting at 8 a.m., with a kids’ dash to follow.
The day will again feature a human foosball tournament, which was a new activity last year.

Rev. Norman Sifferath, 81, Hutchinson

The Rev. Norman A. Sifferath, 81, of Hutchinson, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the Hutchinson Health Hospital.
The funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 1, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart with the Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. Adline Kottke was the organist.
Casket bearers were Tanner Sifferath, Jack Grimm, Leeland Sifferath, Quentin Schmierer, Paul Grimm and Karly Sifferath. 

Maurice A. Pokorny, 82, of Merrifield

Maurice “Morrie” A. Pokorny, 82, of Merrifield, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at Crosby Care Center in Crosby.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m., at Huber Funeral Home, 520 Second St., Excelsior. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to the services and to enjoy a lunch at the American Legion following the service.

Alice M. Moritz, 87, of Severn, Md.

Alice Marie (Moliter) Moritz, 87, of Severn, Maryland, formerly of Stewart, died Nov. 24, 2014, in Maryland.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m., at Round Grove Lakeside Cemetery in Stewart with the Rev. Andrew Hermodson-Olsen officiating.

Audrey Lorraine Lipke, 88, of Glencoe

Audrey Lorraine (Rose) Lipke, 88, of Glencoe, died Saturday, July 25, 2015.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 1, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Peggy Hatlestad was the organist. Soloist RaNaye Odegaard sang “Bless the Lord, O My Soul.” Congregational hymns were “The Lord is My Shepherd” and “Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me.”

Rodney Curtis Horton, 61, of Plato

Rodney Curtis Horton, 61, of Plato, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at his home.
Memorial services were held Friday, July 31, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Luke Dahl was the organist. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “Abide With Me” and “Rock of Ages.” Military honors were by the Glencoe American Legion Post 95.

State funding for roads in small cities

The latest state legislative session included an appropriation of $12.5 million as state aid for roads in small cities.“This is no substitute for a long-term transportation plan, but a good first step, and a way to help our small cities who are too often left behind in favor of road fixes in larger areas,” said state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe.

Jumping on Cecil’s media band wagon

You’ve probably heard more than enough about Cecil the lion. I know I have. And yet I can’t seem to just ignore it.
Just in case you were on Mars or in the African plains and haven’t heard, a wealthy Minnesota dentist shot and killed a beloved icon of Zimbabwe, a lion named Cecil who lived on a wildlife preserve.
Apparently, the hunter’s guides lured the lion out of the preserve by dragging meat behind their vehicle.
This isn’t intended to be a commentary on big-game hunting and whether or not it’s a legitimate sport.

Drive collects 114 units; volunteers appreciated

To the Editor:
Thank you to all of the donors who took time out of their day on Wednesday, July 29, to donate at the Glencoe Community Blood Drive.