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July 8th, 2015

Post 641 nipped by Jordan; tourney next week

The Plato Legion Post 641 baseball team kicked off its post-Independence Day schedule with a back-and-forth battle against visiting Jordan on Monday night at Vollmer Field. Unfortunately for the hosts, the visitors had the final say, claiming a 5-4 win in nine innings.
What had been a pitcher’s duel for the first three innings turned offensive in the fourth, with Jordan staking itself to a 3-0 lead on a series of singles and doubles.

VFW 5102 nearing playoffs

It’s the final full week for the Glencoe VFW 5102 baseball team and the squad is looking well prepared for a nice playoff push.
Glencoe kicked off its final seven-game regular-season stretch by winning 4-2 at Becker on Monday night to push the team’s record to 8-2 overall and 6-1 in league play.

Larsen claims gold at Senior Games

Hank Larsen brought home a gold medal on Sunday.
Larsen, who turns 75 this month and has called Glencoe home for more than half of those years, was the triathlon champion in the 75-79 age group at the 2015 National Senior Games. The games are currently being held in the Twin Cities.
“It was a lot of fun,” Larsen said.

Bruins remain on a roll

he Brownton Bruins posted three wins in as many games last week, defeating Hamburg and Carver in the Crow River Valley League (CRVL) and Gaylord in a non-league game.
The Bruins hosted Hamburg Tuesday, June 30, in a make-up game and won with an 8-0 shutout behind the arm of Ryan Grams. Grams, who hurled eight innings and was awarded the win, gave up just one hit, fanned nine and walked just one. Dylan McCormick tossed the final inning and gave up one hit and struck out two.

Blue Jays thump Cologne

It was a light schedule to open the month of July for the Plato Blue Jays, but the squad made their one game last week count.
Plato remained hot heading into the July 4 holiday by pounding visiting Cologne 11-1 on Wednesday, July 1. The victory was the Blue Jays’ sixth in a row in Crow River Valley League (CRVL) play and the eighth in the team’s last nine league games.

July 2nd

NYA couple dies in motorcycle crash

A Norwood Young America couple died Wednesday night as the result of a motorcycle accident, according to the Carver County Sheriff's Office. Heidi Gongoll, 40, a passenger on the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Patrick Gongoll, also 40, was taken by ambulance to the 212 Medical Center, where he died as a result of his injuries.

July 1st

Good crowd at Music in the Park

Over 250 people enjoyed a beautiful summer evening for the first Music in the Park on Thursday, June 25, in Silver Lake with music by Cindy’s Concertina Band and lunch by the Pola-Czesky Royalty.

23 Brownton seniors met on Monday

Twenty-three Brownton senior citizens met Monday, June 29, at the Brownton Community Center.
Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners — 500, Gladys Rickert, first, and Alice Olson, second; pinochle, Betty Katzenmeyer, first, and Ruby Streich, second; and sheephead, Lil Lindeman, first, and Norma Albrecht, second.
Phyllis Mahnke won the door prize. Gladys Rickert served refreshments.

Ervin A. Schauer, 84, of Litchfield

Ervin A. Schauer, 84, of Litchfield, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.
A funeral service was held Friday, June 26, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Interment was in the Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield. Military honors were provided by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard.

Sheryl ‘Sheri’ Lowden, of New Auburn

Sheryl “Sheri” Lowden, 75, of New Auburn, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
A gathering of family and friends was held Friday, June 26, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Interment will be at a later date in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn.