April 12th, 2017

Vernon A. Moehring, 98, Florida

Ret. Col. Vernon A. Moehring, 98, of Westminster Winter Park, Florida, died peacefully on March 30, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Col. Moehring was born March 7, 1919, in Glencoe, the son of the late Emil J. and Lillian (Jenecke) Moehring.
He attended William Penn College for three years on a football scholarship before enlisting in the U.S. Army to serve in World War II.

Leonard J. Kaminsky, 92, Hutchinson

Leonard Joseph Kaminsky, 92, of Hutchinson, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 10, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating. The Rev. Tim Wozniak was the homilist. Alice Nowak was the organist. The adult choir performed. Congregational hymns were “Be Not Afraid,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” “Panis Angelicus,” “Serdeczna Matko” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Estella Fogarty, 78, of Lester Prairie

Estella “Stella” Ann Fogarty, 78, of Lester Prairie, died peacefully Thursday, April 6, 2017, in hospice at a daughter’s home in Silver Lake.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, April 12, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant.
Casket bearers were Mrs. Fogarty’s grandsons, Robert Fogarty, Martin Justus, Joseph Fogarty, Mitchell Radtke, Myles Radtke, James Justus, David Fogarty and Colin Fogarty.
Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery, Winsted.

Raymond A. Draeger, 70, of Glencoe

Raymond Draeger, 70, of Glencoe, formerly of Brownton, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Rock of Ages,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Abide With Me.”

Ruth Margaret Lemke, 76, of Glencoe

Ruth Margaret (Proehl) Lemke, 76, of Glencoe, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 7, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Jan Heins was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Jesus, Still Lead On.”

Luella Dahlke, 86, of Glencoe

Luella Dahlke, 86, of Glencoe, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Honorary casket bearers were Mrs. Dahlke’s grandchildren, and casket bearers were her sons. Interment was in the church cemetery.

County economic vitality forum set for April 20

The public is invited to join elected officials from townships, school districts, cities, and the county in discussing the connections between three types of businesses: farms, manufacturers and Main Street retailers, on Thursday, April 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the media center at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, 1825 16th St. E, Glencoe.

GSL Knowledge Bowl team captures state championship

“GSL’s Knowledge Bowlers have had a good year,” proudly statedCoach Vicky Harris. Glencoe-Silver Lake’s season culminated with a state championship last week.
GSL’s 43 team memberes participated in 13 meets, up to and including the regional meet. The top varsity team won 10 of those meets, with two second-place finishes and one third place.

School Board ponders proposed budget cuts

Each April, Glencoe-Silver Lake Business Manager Michelle Sander and Superintendent Chris Sonju give the School Board an update on the planning process for the next school year.
In overview presented Monday night at the School Board meeting, Sander explained an adjustment has been made to the 2016-17 budget because there are fewer students than projected when the budget was prepared. The districted budgeted expecting 1,581 students, but currently has 1,547.

Mayor suggests code of conduct for elected, appointed officials

Glencoe Mayor Randy Wilson introduced a code of ethics and conduct policy for elected and appointed officials  to the city’s personnel committee Monday, April 10.
The personnel committee consists of council members Allen Robeck, Cory Neid and Milan Alexander. Council Member Gary Ziemer also was in attendance.
Wilson said, according to the League of Minnesota Cities, more cities are adopting similar policies to address the growing incivility among council and board members.
The policy presented was adapted from another city as an example.