July 14th, 2015

Brownton City Council turns down request to use center for worship

A motion to allow a group of about 20 people to meet for church services at the Brownton Community Center failed on a split vote at the City Council’s July 7 meeting.
Barry Marchant, who resigned this spring as the pastor of the Congregational Church in Brownton, approached the city about possibly having services for a group of people on Sunday mornings at the Community Center.

24 Brownton seniors met on Monday

Twenty-four Brownton senior citizens met Monday, July 13, at the Brownton Community Center.
Cards were played after the meeting with the following winners — 500, Eunice Schuette, first, and Gladys Rickert, second; pinochle, ORdella Schmidt, first, and Ruby Streich, second; and sheephead, Pearl Streu, first, and Elmer Maass, second.
Theola Fors won the door prize. Audrey Tongen served refreshments.

Son born to Christensens

Jon and Annie Christensen of Hutchinson announce the arrival of their son, Chet Irvin Christensen, born June 16, 2015, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Chet weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. He joins a sister, Ella. Grandparents are William and Gayle Christensen of Hutchinson and Marcia and the late Irvin Milbrandt of Elmore. Great-grandparents are Loretta and the late Irvin Dostal and the late Leroy and Esther Christsensen, all of Hutchinson.

Mahon welcomes baby girl

Abigail Mahon of New Auburn announces the birth of her daughter, Lola Jo Mahon, who was born July 1, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Lola weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long. She is welcomed by grandparent Christopher Mahon of Glencoe. 

Dalos makes Normandale list

Mariah Dalos of Plato was named to the dean’s list at Normandale Community College in Bloomington for the 2015 spring semester. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of at least 3.5.

Franchuk is Normandale grad

Sheila Franchuk of Plato participated in graduation ceremonies for Normandale Community College at Grace Church in Eden Prairie on May 18. Franchuk earned an associate in science degree with a major in engineering foundations. 

Local students on St. Cloud list

St. Cloud Technical and Community College announced the president’s and dean’s lists for the 2015 spring semester. James Navratil of Silver Lake made the president’s list with a 4.0 GPA. Benjamin Maiers of Stewart made the dean’s list with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9. 

Named to St. John’s list

Reed Dunbar, son of William and Marilyn Dunbar of Waconia, was named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at St. John’s University in Collegeville. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of at least 3.8. 

Mankato releases dean’s list

Minnesota State University, Mankato, released its high honors and honors list for the 2015 spring semester. Amy Blazinski and Melanie Nowak of Silver Lake made the high honors list with a GPA of 4.0. Jordan Golde and Jordyn Polzin of Brownton, Amber Drong, Kyle Eberhard, Kristina Kunkel and John Seipel of Glencoe, and Devin Pierson and Chad Thompson of Silver Lake, made the honors list with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99. 

Helen M. Nowak, 93, rural Silver Lake

Helen Marie Nowak, 93, of rural Silver Lake, died Monday, July 6, 2015.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 11, at the Church of the Holy Family in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Alice Nowak was the organist.
Casket bearers were Adam Nowak, Dean Schiro, Barney Nowak, Brian Webb, Dale Jaskowiak and Leo Nowak. Interment was in the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.