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October 3rd, 2018

Randall 'Randy' Wilson

Randall 'Randy' Wilson, 73 of Norwood Young America, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at his home in Norwood Young America.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.

Gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m., one-and-a-half hours prior to the service at the chapel.

Arrangments are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America. Online guestbook is available at www.mcbridechapel.com

Cross-Country squads both third at D-C Invite

The Glencoe-Silver Lake cross-country teams both finished third in their respective boys’ and girls’ races at the Charger Invitational in Cokato on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Oscar Peña paced the Panther boys with a fourth-place finish in a time of 18 minutes, 35.20 seconds. GSL took three out of the top nine slots in the 68-finisher race.
Following Peña was Connor Hallaway in sixth with a 5,000-meter run of 18:49.10 and Joe Knudten in ninth with a time of 19:11.20.

Spikers win, stay atop WCC West

A three-game sweep at Wright County Conference West rival New London-Spicer on Thursday, Sept. 27, pushed the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team to a 3-0 record in circuit play.
The Panthers, 15-5 overall this season, rolled over the Wildcats in three straight, winning 25-18, 25-19 and 25-21.
Hitters Rhyan Herrmann and Kasidy Cacka led the way with 13 and 12 kills, respectively, for the Panthers. Setter Hannah Boesche dished out 28 set assists, while libero Maren Roepke paced the GSL defense with 18 digs.

Gridders suffer another shutout

There proved to be little joy on Homecoming Night as the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team fell to 2-3 on the season with a second consecutive shutout defeat.
After falling 35-0 in Albany one week earlier, the Panthers were blanked 28-0 by visiting Holy Family Catholic during a brisk evening at Stevens Seminary Stadium on Friday, Sept. 28.
The Fire recorded the only score they ended up needing late in the first quarter before recording two more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead into halftime.

‘Caty’s Run’ concludes at Homecoming football game

Connor Hallaway (pictured top) was the lead torch as the Glencoe-Silver Lake cross-country program completed the annual “Caty Run” on Homecoming night last Friday. The Panther teams ran the game ball from Holy Family Catholic in Victoria during the day Friday and presented it to the football team prior to kickoff. The run honors Caty Delwiche, daughter of GSL boys’ cross-country coach Jeff Delwiche, who was killed on Oct. 2, 2007, when she was hit by a SUV while out jogging in Mankato.

Girls’ soccer wrapping regular season at Hutch

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ soccer team carries a 0-11-1 record into its regular-season finale at neighboring rival Hutchinson on Thursday.
On a sunny Saturday afternoon at Stevens Seminary Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22, the Panthers claimed a 1-1 tie against visiting Faribault.
Forward Miranda Litzau scored a second-half goal for the hosts, with midfielder Isabel Villareal earning the assist. Goalkeeper Destiney Exsted saved 16 of the 17 shots against her in the contest.

Netters earn first win

After a winless run through its regular season, the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ tennis team claimed its first victory of the autumn in the opening round of the Section 2A Tournament on Monday, Oct. 1.
Seeded ninth out of nine teams, the Panthers traveled west to Redwood Falls to take on eighth seed Redwood Valley in the sectional play-in game. GSL made the trip well worth the while, rolling to a 5-2 defeat of the host Cardinals.
The doubles teams carried the day for the Panthers, as all three duos won their matchups for a clean sweep of the tandem tennis.

Stewart man killed, father-daughter hurt in two-car crash Friday

A 50-year-old Stewart man was killed Friday morning, Sept. 28, when a car hit his vehicle after he crossed into oncoming traffic on County Road 7 in Collins Township.
The two-vehicle crash near the intersection of County Road 7 and Yacht Avenue just north of Stewart occurred when a 2001 silver Pontiac sedan, driven by David Paul Pfeiler, 50, from Stewart, was traveling southbound on the county road, crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a 2001 Mazda Protégé sedan driven by 38-year-old Jeremy Myrick of Stewart.

McLeod PAC approves agenda items, talks about solar gardens

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) met on Wednesday, Sept. 26 to discuss and approve two conditional use permits and a sketch plan. The commission also talked about the sudden and unrelenting emergence of solar gardens in the county after the meeting was recessed.
Many members of the Pawlicki family attended the meeting hoping for approval for a second dwelling on the property owned by Eileen Pawlicki — an elderly woman who seeks the second dwelling for family care reasons.

Shawn M. Blanchard, 55, of Hutchinson

Shawn Marie Blanchard, 55, of Hutchinson, passed away Sept. 23. She was born May 6, 1963 in Brainerd, MN, to Bernard Eisel and Sharon (Zulich). Ms. Blanchard grew up in Glencoe and graduated with the Glencoe High School Class of 1981. She worked as a housekeeper in various hotels and homes and eventually operated her own cleaning business. Ms. Blanchard enjoyed fishing, finding unique items at garage sales, and having fun at the casinos.