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May 13th, 2015

Trap scores improve in Week 2

The Glencoe-Silver Lake trap team resides in sixth place in the Class 4A, Conference 4 standings after two weeks of competition at the Winthrop Game Protective League. 
The Panthers posted a total team score of 5133.5 in Week 2, after recording a score of 3839 in the opening week and began Week 3 competition on Monday with a total points tally of 8972.5. 

Girls’ golfers have nice day at Litchfield

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ golf team had its best 18-hole score of the season in the lair of the Dragon, recording a 394 over a pair of Wright County Conference West meets at Litchfield Golf Course on Tuesday, May 5.
Putting up a 195 as a team over the first nine-hole meet, the Panthers followed up with a 199 over the second meet and continue to hold onto third place in the WCC West overall standings. 

Brewers best A’s in 10

An 8-6 win in 10 innings at Arlington on Saturday, May 9, gave the Glencoe Brewers their second victory in a row and improved the team to 3-1 on the season heading into a 12-day break.
The Brewers got on the board in a big way against the A’s, posting a five-run first inning. However, the hosts chipped away and turned the deficit into a 6-5 lead by the end of the fifth inning. 

Boys’ golf keeps hauling the mail

Come rain or come shine, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ golf team continues to hit the links this spring. Other than when thunderstorms with lightning interfere with their game – as it did at the cancelled Raider Invitational on Wednesday, May 6.
Weather-related calamities aside, the Panthers did get in three of their last four meets. 

Blue Jays win big at Belle Plaine

Another game, another blowout.
The Plato Blue Jays improved to 2-0 on the season with yet another lopsided result, this time 12-1 at the expense of host Belle Plaine on Friday, May 8. Plato, now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in Crow River Valley League play, proved to be rude visitors in the non-league matchup by means of the longball.
Chris Odegaard smashed three home runs, with a fourth round-tripper coming off the bat of Nolan Lepel.

May 12th

GSL building bond passes

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s $24.19 million building bond issue was approved by district voters on Tuesday, according to unofficial results announced after the polls closed.
The proposal passed with 1,534 yes votes to 908 no votes.
The vote passed in four of the five precincts, with the following unofficial tallies — Brownton: 215 in favor, 84 against; Glencoe: 861 in favor, 361 against; New Auburn: 43 in favor, 97 against; Plato: 165 in favor, 143 against; and Silver Lake: 250 in favor and 223 against.

Orlin Dammann, 83, of Glencoe

Orlin Dammann, 83, of Glencoe, formerly of Plato, died Monday, May 11, 2015, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
The memorial service and interment will be private.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 13, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.

May 10th

Update: Names released in fatal accident

The Minnesota State Patrol has released the name of a man who died of injuries he suffered in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 7 near Omega Avenue,  east of Hutchinson, just before 10 a.m. today. He is George J. Horrmann Jr., 81, of Hutchinson.

May 6th

Penny Lucille Verdeck, 40, of Glencoe

Penny Lucille (Meyer) Verdeck, 40, of Glencoe, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, doing what she loved — preparing to race — near Glencoe.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 30, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Katherine Rood officiating. Twyla Kirkeby was the organist. Soloist Randy Wilson sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings,” “In the Garden” and “Borning Cry.”

Ella Meta Ide, 93, of Lester Prairie

Ella Meta (Dittmer) Ide, 93, of Lester Prairie, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 1, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with the Rev. Travis Loeslie officiating. Nancy Buckentine was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Just As I Am,” “Amazing Grace,” “Let Me Be Thine Forever” and “Abide With Me.”