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November 27th, 2018

Monahan, Drake have quite a weekend

Glencoe-Silver Lake alumnae Maddie Monahan’s sophomore season with the Drake University women’s basketball team has gotten off to a rollicking start.
The Bulldogs entered the Associated Press Top 25 countdown this week after going 2-1 against a trio of storied national programs over the weekend at the Vancouver Showcase on the west coast of Canada.
Drake rallied from a 15-point deficit to hand two-time Final Four participant Rutgers its first loss of the season in a tournament-opening 69-59 win on Thursday, Nov. 22.

Pantherettes ready to roar into season

They have been practicing since before the beginning of the football playoffs, and now five weeks later, the Glencoe-Silver Lake dance team is ready to compete at last.
“They have been working very hard on learning their new routine,” coach Bertina Schraw said of the Pantherettes. “It is more challenging than routines in the past so we are working diligently every day but we are excited to get our competitive season started.”
GSL has 11 members of the varsity team back from last season, giving Schraw good reason for optimism regarding this season.

November 26th

Jane L. Meyer, 80, of Bloomington

Jane L. Meyer, 80, of Bloomington, was called back to the Lord on Nov. 21.
Ms. Meyer was born in Glencoe. A celebration of life will be held Friday, Nov. 30, at St. James’ Lutheran Church, 4854 Portland Ave. S., Minneapolis, with visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m.

Lorna Kocourek, 86, of Glencoe (formerly Lester Prairie)

Lorna Doris (Black) Kocourek, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, at Grand Meadows in Glencoe, at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 27 days. She was formerly of Lester Prairie.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m., at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie

November 23rd

LaVera Droege, 82, Glencoe

LaVera Droege, 82, Glencoe, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m., at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe with interment in the Glencoe City Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.mcbridechapel.com

November 21st

Gymnasts welcome new faces

There are plenty of fresh faces around the Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team as eight newcomers join the nine returnees from last winter’s Panther squad.
Breana Templin and Gia Venier captain this year’s squad after being voted to the position by their teammates.
They lead a squad that also returns Mikayla Beneke, Kelsey Beneke, Aaliyah Manley, Makayla Wigern, Lena Touailat, Cadance Knick and Marissa Greeley from the 2017-18 campaign.

Girls’ cagers primed for another successful run

Coming off the first 20-win campaign in program history, the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team has reshuffled its deck this winter in search of elusive postseason success.
“I think we’ve gotten to a point where we want to be getting to the subsection finals,” coach Jeff Monahan said. “The state tournament is the state tournament, but we should talk about that as a goal.”
The Panthers have been on a steady climb over the past five years, continually improving both record-wise and conference position.

Cosmos man gets probation, jail time for having sex with girl

A Cosmos man who pleaded guilty to having sex with a child will spend six months in the McLeod County Jail, spend 10 years on probation, undergo sex offender treatment and register as a predatory offender after pleading guilty to one count of criminal sexual conduct.

Stewart man gets jail time for not reporting latest address

Two years after completing prison time for not properly reporting as a predatory sex offender, a Stewart man is again guilty of not meeting the reporting regulations set by the court.
Terry Alan Manderscheid, 37, pleaded guilty in McLeod County District Court Nov. 9 to not reporting to police his new address and other information as required.

Man guilty of drug possession

A Glencoe man caught smoking marijuana in a pickup truck parked in an apartment parking lot in Hutchinson will spend the next three years on probation.
McLeod County District Court Judge Jessica Maher sentenced Jeffrey Raymond Thorson Jr. to probation Nov. 9. The sentence for the felony offense includes 15 days in the county jail. Thorson must submit to a chemical evaluation assessment and agree to follow recommendations of the assessment. He must also not possess alcohol or controlled substances, with the exception of doctor-prescribed medications, during the probation.