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April 8th, 2015

Strength in numbers for boys’ track and field team

Buoyed by a program-best 46 members in ninth- through 12th-grade, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ track and field team looks to continue its strong tradition and build on successes of the past. 
“We’ve been fortunate to have very good track teams here,” coach Josh Metcalf said. “Kids keep coming out and our numbers keep improving every year.”

Continued improvement is name of the game for boys’ golf team

With the members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys golf team looking to improve and refine their game this season, one key victory has already been achieved – practicing outside before the end of March.
With the snow having mostly receded by the first day of Spring, the Panthers were already getting out and practicing on the links at Glencoe Country Club. It’s a far cry from the last few seasons, when winter’s icy grip kept the team hitting balls into a net inside the high school gym. 

April 1st

Name released in fatal accident

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the driver who was killed early this morning in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 7 near Dairy Avenue, between Silver Lake and Lester Prairie, as Zachary J. Theis, 24, of Chaska.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Theis was westbound on Highway 7 when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck two pickups. The driver of one of the pickups, Kenneth Snegosky of Hutchinson, was not injured. The driver of the other pickup, Jamie Helmbrecht of Silver Lake, was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Waconia.

Tyler ‘Chuck’ Peterson, 27, of Glencoe

Tyler “Chuck” Peterson, 27, of Glencoe, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at his home.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 25, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. Katherine Rood officiated. Vicky Harris was the organist, and a duet of Randy and Kay Wilson sang “When I Survey the Cross.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “Shine, Jesus, Shine.”

Owen Guy Tonak, 63, of Winsted

Owen Guy Tonak, 63, of Winsted, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 28, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted with the Rev. Mark Loder officiating. Urn bearers were Mr. Tonak’s grandchildren.
Owen Guy Tonak was born May 4, 1951, in Springfield, the son of Herman and Dorothy (Meyer) Tonak Jr.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Gretchen Gullickson, Mondovi, Wis.

Gretchen Marie (Schrupp) Gullickson, 96, of Mondovi, Wis., formerly of Glencoe, died after a short illness Saturday, March 21, 2015, at American Lutheran Homes in Mondovi, Wis.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 28, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe with the Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. officiating. Dave Johnson was the organist, and the Rev. Collins sang “In the Garden” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Lead On, Oh King Eternal” and “I Would Be True.”

Son born to Hutch couple

Pamela Huffman and Jeffrey Havelka of Hutchinson announce the arrival of a son, Logan Paul Havelka, born Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Logan weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches in length at birth. He joins a brother, Brayden. Grandparents are Joe and Marlene Huffman of Hutchinson and Donald and Marlene Havelka of Glencoe.

Son born to NYA couple

Casper Casey and Cassandra Brinkmann of Norwood Young America (NYA) announce the birth of a son, Jaxson Newton Casey, born Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jaxson weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long at birth. Siblings are Dallas Casey and Trevor and Hunter Arredondo. Grandparents are Darcy (Kiel) Braun of Norwood Young America, Carl Brinkmann of Little Rock, Ark., and Bev Hullstrom and Tom Casey, both of Glencoe.

School bond vote will soon be upon us

Spring in Minnesota seems to come slowly and in fits and starts, with a couple of warm-weather days sandwiched by late-season snow storms.
So perhaps it should be no surprise that many residents chose to be out and about in Monday evening’s lovely spring weather rather than in a school cafeteria taking in a presentation on the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s proposed $24 million building project.
The forum, the first by the school district, drew just three residents, a couple of school board members and a reporter.

What will happen to Helen Baker?

To the Editor:
Several people have asked me, “What are you going to do with Helen Baker if the vote is successful?” The answer is the district will try to sell the building, and any dollars that are collected will go directly toward offsetting the cost of the bond.