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Vol. 112 No. 6 • Thursday, January 24, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
City gets state variance for Grove Avenue project
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer At its regular meeting Monday evening, Silver Lake City Council heard an update about the Grove Avenue reconstruction project, and found out a variance was approved by the state with no changes to the plan. City Clerk Kerry Venier said the city applied for a variance regarding the corner of Gehlen Drive and County State Aid Highway (CSAH 2). He said the northbound lane of CSAH 2 around the corner was “too sharp” for semi trucks and trailers according to state aid standards, and the options were to either apply for a variance or possibly buy that corner property and remove the house. “The variance was approved, and we will just have to remove a couple of trees on that corner. Also, the stop sign for the southbound traffic will come out,” Venier said. “What is the reason to take the stop sign out?” Councilor Eric Nelson asked. “It’s a state aid standard. The traffic on that road doesn’t warrant a stop sign,” Venier replied. Venier also updated City Council about the parking situation for Grove Avenue. The plans call for parking on the west side of Grove Avenue only from Highway 7 to Main Street, and to keep up with state aid standards, parking will be banned on both sides of CSAH 2 (Grove Avenue) from the centerline of Main Street 235 feet north. City Council passed a resolution approving these parking specifications to go in effect when construction on Grove Avenue begins. Venier also told City Council that the city is in the process of obtaining 10 easements and two temporary easements. “The temporary easements are construction easements and the 10 other easements are permanent,” Venier said. Final plans for the reconstruction project will be presented at the February council meeting. “We turned the project over to the county to get their review, and then it will be ready for our final approval, and we can then get bids,” Venier said. Nelson asked about the start date on the construction, and voiced his concern regarding the school traffic. “We will set a start date once the bids are received and picked. We will try to coordinate construction around the school as much as we can. “The tough part will be in the fall, trying to get the project done when school is back in session,” Venier said. Venier said after the February meeting and City Council’s final review of the project, bids will be sent, and after bids are received, a public hearing will be held to review costs and assessments. “I’m not sure if the assessments will be certified at that public hearing or after the project is done. I’ll find out for sure,” Venier said. In other matters, City Council: • Reviewed the public safety report and heard a meeting regarding school lockdowns and emergency plans was held at Lakeside Elementary. Nelson, the public safety liaison, Police Chief Forrest Henriksen and Mayor Bruce Bebo all attended the meeting, and said it was very “good and informative.” • Heard new officer John Reigstad completed the field training process, and has been working on his own. Henriksen reported that he and Reigstad attended the Silver Lake Business Expo and
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
Expo smiles
A very smiley crowd showed up for the annual Silver Lake Business Expo last Saturday at the auditorium. Guests perused vendor booths, enjoyed some food, and even stayed for the Phoenix Drumline entertainment and other seminars. Above, Molly and Brent Posusta pose for a quick family photo with daughter Kinley. To the right, Payton ZumHofe flashes a big smile as she shows off her American flag, compliments of the Silver Lake American Legion. Over 25 vendors were present, and the day also was filled with demonstrations and seminars from local volunteers and the local fire and police departments. For more Expo photos, see inside this week’s Leader.
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Archery ministry to begin Sunday
Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake will be starting another session of an archery ministry called Centershot. Centershot is a Bible-based archery ministry that consists of a 45-minute Bible study and 45 minutes of archery instruction one day a week for eight weeks. The activity is open for those ages 7 through adult. Individuals need not be a member of the church to participate in the program. The church provides the bows and arrows, which are used during the training sessions in the church basement shooting range. This has proven to be a fun activity for a parent and a child to do together. Participants pay a nominal fee to help cover the cost of the study book. The next session of Centershot will begin Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Those interested in finding out more are encouraged to contact the church office at 320327-2352, or visit www. centershotministries.org. Grace Bible Church is located in Silver Lake at 300 Cleveland St., next to the city water tower.
Bean bag tourney set; proceeds go to pool
The Silver Lake Civic Association is hosting a bean bag tournament this Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Silver Lake Auditorium. The cost is $25 per team, and teams can sign up at the Silver Lake Liquor store and Kaz’s Station. Food and beverages will be served, and proceeds from the tournament will go to the Silver Lake Parks and Pool organization.
Hospice provides end-of-life service
By Lori Copler Staff Writer hen Julia Pavlish’s health began seriously failing, at the age of 91, she just wanted to be home — in the simple rural Lester Prairie home where she and her husband had raised their three children. Her daughter, Diane Zellmann, said her mother was taken to a hospital in early January 2012, suffering from an upper respiratory infection and congestive heart failure. Doctors told the family that Julia “wouldn’t make it through the weekend,” recalled Diane Zellmann. While her mother had suffered a natural decline in her health as she aged, she had continued to live on her own, helped by Zellmann, who lived right next door. Zellmann also is a home health aide. “I visited her every day,” said Zellmann. “We were always very close.” And Julia just wanted to be in that home as her life came to a close, and Zellmann wanted to make that wish a
Blizzard Blast set for Friday
Allina Health Home Care Services (formerly known as ConnectCare) will have its 7th-annual Blizzard Blast charity event Friday, Jan. 25, from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center. As in the past, the event will include dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, wine tasting and live entertainment featuring Blurred Vision. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner, the dance and a chance at a grand prize drawing of $500. Second prize is $200 and third prize is $100. You do not need to be present to reality. Fortunately, Zellmann said, she is good friends with Lona Oltmann, the patient care coordinator for what was then win. Tickets can be bought in Glencoe at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS), the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce, Coborn’s and CareConnection Thrift Shop; and in Hutchinson at Hutchinson Health Care, Cash Wise Foods, and the Allina Health Home Care Services office. For more information, call Allina Health at 1-800454-8616, or visit www.al linahealth.org/blizzardblast. All proceeds from the event benefit local hospice services. called ConnectCare, a hospice program for the dying.
GSL FFA Barnyard Feb. 19
Save the date! The Glencoe-Silver Lake Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter is hosting a “Barnyard Day” on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The barnyard will be located at the GSL High School in Ag Room 341 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come join us to see the cows, horses, chickens, sheep, and much more!
Silver Lake Leader photo by Lori Copler
Diane Zellmann of rural Lester Prairie, shown above with photographs of her mother, Julia Pavlish, is extremely grateful for the help ConnectCare, now known as Allina Health Home Care Services, gave her mother and family as Pavlish came to the end of her life. ConnectCare provided about six weeks of hospice care before Pavlish died in February 2012.
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“Biggest LOSERS”Challenge UPDATE
Weight Loss Percentage for January 22, 2013:
1) Slimsons 16.89% 2) Got Fat? 16.12% 3) Slimpossibles 13.04% 4) Goodbye Love Handles 11.80% 5) Polo’s Muffin Tops 11.62% 6) Less than Yesterday 10.40% 7) That’s not sweat that’s my fat crying 9.75% 8) The Committee 8.51% 9) Losin on a Prayer 8.15% 10) Junk in the Trunk 8.04% 11) Melt Aways 7.98% 12) Excess Baggage 6.76% 13) Heartrate Beaters 6.29% 14) Perfection in Progress 6.19% 15) Scrubs 6.17% 16) Chunky Monkey 5.95% 17) Gym Class Hero’s 5.70% 18) The Munchies 5.39% 19) Slimmetts 5.22% 20) We Be Back 4.65% 21) Weapons of Mass Reduction 22) Sweet 60’s 23) Stride Rights 24) Slim Gyms 25) Waddle In Walk Out 26) Hot Tamales 27) Wannabe’s 28) Pretty Girls 29) No Flab Just Fab 30) Bicks Babes 31) Whoosh 32) Flab-U-Less-4 33) Misfitters 34) WII Not Fit 35) Muffin Tops 36) Bod Squad 37) Rehab 4 Fatties 38) Slim Credibles 39) Bust a Gut Buds 40) Thy Fat Be Gone 4.30% 3.68% 3.67% 3.63% 3.63% 3.54% 3.29% 3.26% 2.92% 2.76% 2.63% 2.59% 2.46% 2.42% 2.17% 1.81% 1.43% 1.24% .49% .37%
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
We’ll remain cold this week, but the coldest of the cold should be out of the area by the time you read this. Temperatures will slowly migrate back up a bit as we move through the middle part of the week as the coldest pool of air is ushered off to our north and east. A weak storm will enter the picture Thursday and increase the chances of a few flakes of snow. There won’t be much moisture to work with, but the most recent model runs are bringing the storm closer to us, so that could mean a few snow showers as it goes by. Behind the system, temperatures will fall off again, having a tough time getting out of the single digits for highs Friday. The computers are all over the place after that, though, with some bringing in warmer weather for the weekend and some hanging onto the cold. I’m thinking we’ll improve slightly Saturday with perhaps a run into the 20s Sunday ahead of a warm surge of air. A storm could be brewing for the middle of next week, but I don’t trust the weekend forecast at this point, so I’ll punt. Fair warning: there is another pool of cold air as cold as the one we just got rid of building in northern Canada trying to inch its way towards us late next week. Hopefully, warmer weather prevails! Have a great week! Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Upcoming Events
Sportsmen’s Club to meet
The Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., at the sanctuary.
Blood drive set Jan. 29
The Silver Lake Bloodmobile is set for Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Due to Hurricane Sandy, blood is in short supply and greatly needed. Volunteers will be calling to set up an appointment or call Margaret Benz at 320-327-2249 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
Singing Friends rehearsals
The Singing Friends Chorus will start rehearsals for the spring concert season on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The Singing Friends are a 30-voice, fun-loving, all-ages soprano, alto, tenor and bass choir based in Norwood Young America (NYA). Tenors and basses are especially sought this season. No auditions are required to sing with the group. If you are interested in singing, attend an open rehearsal on Tuesday, Jan. 29, or Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church in NYA. For more information, call director Karen de Boer at 320-864-2742.
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Top Individual Weight Losses: 1) 13.2 lbs. 2) 12.2 lbs. 3) 11.8 lbs.
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Panther Field House
Good Luck to our teams! Watch for weekly results to be posted.
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Republican women to meet
The McLeod County Republican Women will meet Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m., at the VFW Post 906, located on First Avenue SW in Hutchinson. State Rep. Dean Urdahl will be the speaker. The public is invited to hear him speak and ask questions. For any questions, please call Maureen Krumrey at 320-864-4162.
Wednesday night — Lows -6 to 0; partly cloudy. Thursday — Highs 7-15; lows -6 to 0; clouds/snow showers. Friday — Highs 2-8; lows -14 to -8; partly cloudy. Saturday — Highs 10-16; lows 3-9; partly cloudy. Sunday — Highs 20-30; partly to mostly cloudy. Weather Quiz: What is the coldest temperature recorded in Minnesota, United States and world? Answer to last week’s question: Thin rainbows on both sides of the sun (typically on very cold days for us) are called sun dogs. This phenomenon occurs when tiny ice particles reflect sunlight in a way just like water droplets of a summer rainbow to create the tiny rainbows we see. The light is reflected and the colors of the spectrum are displayed. They occur all over the world in any conditions, but we generally see them the most here in winter. Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Congratulations to our 2013 Silver Lake Expo Winners
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After-Prom group to meet
The Glencoe-Silver Lake After-Prom committee for parents of GSL juniors will meet Sunday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m., at the McLeod County North Complex on Hennepin Avenue in Glencoe. The North Complex also houses county offices of the auditor and drivers license bureau. Call Nicole at 320-864-1601 for information. The goal of the group is to provide a safe night out for GSL’s juniors and seniors.
Intro to Medicare is offered
The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging®, Inc. will be teaching an introductory class on Medicare. If you are getting ready to turn 65, new to Medicare or just want information about your benefits, this class is for you. The class will be held at the Hutchinson Senior Center, 1005 Hwy. 15 S, Suite 15, Hutchinson, on Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. For more details and to reserve a seat, contact Ashley Ronglien at 1-800-333-2433, extension 82024.
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SL KCs free-throw contest set Jan. 27
The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Mother Cabrini Council No. 1841 is sponsoring a free-throw contest for boys and girls ages 10-14 as of Jan. 1, 2013. The contest will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m., at Lakeside Elementary School in Silver Lake. Entrants may compete in only one local competition. Parents must sign an authorization form verifying birthdate. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions. International champions are announced by the KC international headquarters based on scores from the statelevel competitions. All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year, more than 344,000 sharpshooters participated in over 4,700 local competitions. For more information, please call Ray Bandas at 320327-3115.
Thank you to all who stopped by our booth at the expo!
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Lions note Expo toy train winner
The Silver Lake Lions held a drawing for a wooden toy train, constructed by Ron Makovsky, at the Silver Lake Business Expo on Saturday. Mary Ann Mallak of Silver Lake won the drawing.
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Zellmann told Oltmann about her mother’s wish to come home, “but I said, ‘how am I going to be able to do this? How can I take care of her?’” That is when Oltmann suggested ConnectCare. ConnectCare, which recently was assumed by Allina Health Home Care Services, helped provide Zellmann with the equipment she needed for her mother, including a hospital bed, and a lot of emotional and physical support. Zellmann said she had no clue about hospice, and was overwhelmed by how much the program did for her mother and herself. “They had skilled nurses come in and an RN managed all her medications,” said Zellmann. “We had wonderful home health aides who did all of her personal care.” When Zellmann, who quit her job to take care of her
mother, needed a break or had errands to run, a volunteer would come in to sit with Julia. And Chuck Thiel, of the local old-time band Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers, came and played his concertina for Julia. Julia had worked for the Alice Haney Nursing Home for several years, where she met Thiel, who came to play for the residents. And even when the ConnectCare staff was not at the home, Zellmann was welcome to call at any time to get advice or other help. And the staff often called Zellmann “just to see how I was doing.” The doctors’ original prediction that Julia would live only a few days proved to be false; she lasted several weeks after coming home from the hospital. “She actually rallied for a couple of weeks,” said Zell-
mann. In fact, she got well enough to chat with Thiel during his visits. ConnectCare provided service for the remaining six weeks of Julia’s life. “They were wonderful,” said Zellmann. “Toward the end, they got be like family. I can’t say enough good things about them.” Zellmann said she would recommend the hospice program to any “family that has a member that is failing or terminal. I think hospice is a wonderful program.” Allina Health Home Care Services, Hutchinson/Glencoe branch, serves residents in McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Carver, Wright and Sibley counties. Those who would like more information can call the Hutchinson office at 320-2345031 or 1-800-454-8616, or visit its website at www.connectcaremn.org.
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Agri Business seminar set Jan. 31 at Winery
By Nathan Winter Extension educator The 2013 Agri Business Seminar will be held at the Crow River Winery east of Hutchinson on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year, the seminar offers a variety of educational topics for farmers and agricultural professionals. The Agri Business Seminar is hosted by the Hutchinson Agri-business Committee and the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce with financial help from area sponsors. Presenters include: • Jack Uldrich: “Foresight 20/20: A Futurist Explores the Trends Transforming Tomorrow’s Agriculture.” Uldrich is a renowned global futurist and author of 11 books regarding forecasting, technology and business. Uldrich also is the founder and “chief unlearning officer” of The School of Unlearning — an international leadership, change management and technology consultancy dedicated to helping businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations prepare for and profit from periods of profound transformation. • Bob Krogman/Marty Bonnell: “SPCC Compliance and Secondary Containment.” Krogman, executive director for Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association, and Bonnell, civil engineer with Brams Engineering LLC. Both Krogman and Bonnell bring several years of experience in their fields and working with Minnesota farmers. Together they will discuss SPCC rules and compliance as well as Secondary Containment options for local farmers with varying sizes of farming operations. • Justin Remus: “The Old, New, and Future of Precision Agriculture.” Contact the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320-587-5252 or email melissa@explorehutchinson.com for additional information. The brochure with registration information can be found at http://z.umn.edu/2013ag seminarbrochure.
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Down Memory Lane
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75 YEARS AGO - JAN. 29, 1938 — The annual meeting of the Silver Lake Community Creamery Company will be held in Silver Lake on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the village hall when stockholders will name a board of directors for the ensuing year. Members of the creamery board whose terms expire are Joe Chap, Fred Drahos and Frank Schultz. Holdover members of the board are Edward Wraspir, Stanley Drahos, H.A. Nuwash and Art Hudec. A Nickel Carnival, sponsored by the Silver Lake Knights of Columbus, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 30, in the club rooms at the St. Joseph Church. There will be games of chance, entertainment and refreshments. A high grade rocking chair will be given away to the holder of the lucky ticket. A coaster wagon will be given away free to the child holding the lucky ticket. Fire completely destroyed the farm home of Will Vorlicek on the former Joe Witucki farm in Hale Township on Monday forenoon. The fire is thought to have started from the chimney. The Silver Lake Fire Department rushed to the scene of the fire, but had to confine efforts to saving nearby buildings as the house was a mass of flames when the truck arrived. The family is making their home temporarily at the Art Vorlciek home until other arrangements are made. It is not known whether a new house will be rebuilt on the place. The Silver Lake Legion, at a special meeting on Monday evening, decided to give as much help as possible to the Vorlicek family. A request is made to the people of Silver Lake and community to give as much as they are able in the line of food, clothing, bedding, household and cash. The Legion will see to it that all donations are properly taken care of. There are eight children, the youngest 2 years old, besides the parents. Mrs. Anna Navratil, 85, died on Saturday, Jan. 22, at her home near Swan Lake. Funeral services were held on Monday at the St. Joseph Church. 50 YEARS AGO - JAN. 24, 1963 — The weather this month has been well below zero and windy. The Silver Lake Fire Department made two runs in the past week. Last Thursday, it was called to the Ray Jerabek farm to extinguish a chimney fire, and on Wednesday of this week it responded to a call to quell a chimney fire at the Ed Dotal farm. The hatching season at the Silver Lake Hatchery and Breeding Farm is in full swing with the first hatch on Feb. 5. The first 150 customers will be entitled to a free gift valued at $6.95. The Farmer’s Produce is giving a $5 discount on bookings taken now for Smith-Douglas fertilizers. Pete Lewandowski has his 80-acre farm, 45 acres under plow, fair buildings, and electricity, for sale or rent. Louis & Leo Witucki have their 92-acre farm, 75 acres under plow, for sale at $300 per acre. Mrs. Anna (Vasko) Ardolf, 75, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 8, at the Valley View Nursing Home at Jordan. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Church of St. Wenceslaus, New Prague. Mr. and Mrs. Julius (Rose Zajicek) Gulbransen will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Odd Fellow Hall in Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ondracek will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 27, with an open house at the Silver Hi Drive Inn. 25 YEARS AGO - JAN. 28, 1988 — The Silver Lake High School Sports Boosters Club will be hosting a girls’ basketball parent and fan appreciation night on Monday, Feb. 1. The Lady Lakeites are undefeated and will play their last home game of the season on Monday, Feb 1. Mike Stifter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Stifter, and Dan Hingst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hingst, have been selected to represent Silver Lake High School for the National Honor Society Scholarship Program. The KC Free Throw Contest for boys and girls ages 11-14 will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Silver Lake High School gym. Rev. Fr. Andrew Wojciak, 83, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, at St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Center, Minneapolis. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 21, from the Church of Holy Cross, Minneapolis. Arnold Zrust, 80, passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Burns Manor Nursing Home, Hutchinson. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 24, from the Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church.
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that fatal vision goggles were used to show the effects of alcohol on vision and judgement at certain impairment levels. • Heard two individuals were arrested for DWIs this month. Henriksen gave an update for December, saying the state of Minnesota reported over 2,500 DWIs in December alone. • Conducted a six-month review for Henriksen and approved a motion to retain him with a step increase. • Reviewed the public works report to find the alarm dialer at the Silver Edge lift station needs to be replaced. Council approved the replacement of the dialer with an upgrade at a cost of $699. Johnson reported that Electronic Servicing in Silver Lake will assist with installing the dialer. • Discussed a letter received from Maguire Iron Inc. regarding the paint job of the water tower. Maguire Iron Inc. was hired to adjust and install insulation in the riser pipe of the water tower, and fire damage occurred during installation. In the letter, Richard Kemmis of Maguire Iron Inc. said they intend to come back in the spring to touch up the exterior paint where it was damaged from the fire. Kemmis noted that the touchup of paint was “due to the age of the existing paint, not be a perfect match,” and so he offered to discount the complete exterior painting of the tank by $4,000. The total cost to completely paint the water storage tank is $23,800. Council discussed this option, and before making a decision, asked Venier to contact Maguire Iron to “clear up some verbage in the contract” regarding fuel surcharges and other disclaimers. • Heard the planning commision met and is in the process of reviewing the city’s comprehensive plan. Councilor Carol Roquette reported that the commission will work on the plan over the next few months and will present recommendations when completed. • Approved a one-day liquor on-sale permit for the Silver Lake American Legion for Feb. 2. • Approved the one-day gambling application for the Silver Lake Fire Department relief for Feb. 26. • Approved the site agreement with Lutheran Social Services for use of the auditorium for senior dining.
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Visit from Mom, got things done
So my tree is finally out of the apartment! Last Thursday, after procrastinating over cleaning my place before my mom’s threeday visit, I thought I should get my laundry picked up, the dishes done, the garbage out, and, of course, my Christmas tree down and to the shrub pile. It was a harder chore than I thought. I ended up putting on my good ol’ leather gardening gloves — stained with pine sap and tearing at the seams — in order to remove the two strings of Christmas lights and remaining ornaments. After watching boughs break off and needles upon needles pile up on the red fleece blanket I fashioned into a tree skirt, I decided it would be easier if I took my tree outside in pieces. So I ended up breaking off every branch and stuffing the boughs in a heavy-duty trash bag, and I took the bare, knobby tree trunk to Grandma Alice’s woodpile on the farm. Whew! After that adventure, and a few loads of laundry and a good Pine Sol scrub to the floors, my apartment was finally ready to welcome Mom. She is employed at HTI in Eau Claire, and she visits about every other month to do some work at the plant in Hutchinson. There’s nothing like having your mom around for a few days. The last couple of mornings I’ve awoken to my green tea pot whistling and the bustling noises of Mom closing cabinet doors and finding pots and pans. The sizzling sound of the frying pan and the smell of eggs lured me out of bed and into the kitchen, where Mom had a steaming plate of scrambled eggs with black forest
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
ham, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and black beans waiting for me. And on Sunday, as I spent an hour or three cleaning out my closet, Mom kept me company as she prepared her homemade chicken wild rice soup, which she was so kind to leave a cup for me in the refrigerator for Monday’s lunch. Having three brothers and Dad of course didn’t leave much girl time for Mom and me at home. The TV was usually busy with football or Dad’s “Rockford Files” series, and our spring, summer and fall afternoons were often spent playing football, baseball, cutting and stacking wood, or cleaning out the garage. So naturally, when she visits now, the days are filled with shopping, “girl talk,” and watching sappy chick flicks with a box of Kleenex nearby. I look forward to her stay every quarter. It’s nice to have the company and, of course, a few days of hot breakfast waiting for you isn’t half bad either. I’m learning that no matter how old I get, I’ll always need my mom and dad — not only to finish my pile of dishes, or to help me get my taxes done, or to fix the muffler on my Jeep, but to be there to just listen and give advice when I need it. It’s funny how those awkward teenage years, when I was embarrassed by anything my Mom and Dad said and did, have grown into years of me hoping to be just like them some day — smart, unselfish, hardworking and always, always, always giving. I have big shoes to fill, and I welcome the challenge.
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
Beer goggles
Last week at the Silver Lake Business Expo, the local fire and police deparments hosted seminars for the public. The Silver Lake Fire Department displayed its turnout gear and equipment. Above, fireman Kyle Wawrzyniak tests the thermal heat reader on Kathy Simondet and Rhonda Kaczmarek. To the left, Simondet gives a go at the “fatal vision” goggles provided by the Silver Lake Police Department. The goggles show what vision would be at different alcohol levels.
Obituaries Eleanore A. Kucera, 87, of Silver Lake
A Mass of Christian Burial for Eleanore A. Kucera, 87, of Silver Lake, was held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Paul Schumacher was the celebrant. M r s . Kucera died S a t u r d a y, Jan. 12, 2013, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Eleanore Kucera Winsted. Pallbearers were Robert Davidson, Jon Davidson, Brent Kucera, Stephen Kucera, Derek Kucera and Wade Kucera. Interment was in Holy Family Cemetery in Silver Lake. Eleanore A. Yurek was born May 2, 1926, in Silver Lake, to Louis and Jenny Pawlak Yurek. She attended school through the eighth grade. On June 8, 1948, Leonard J. Kucera and Eleanore A. Yurek were joined in holy marriage at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with three children. The Kuceras engaged in dairy farming for many years on his family’s homestead. Mrs. Kucera enjoyed baking, gardening, canning, making homemade soup and raising ducks and geese. She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake and also belonged to Rosary Society and CCW. Survivors include her loving children, Kenny Kucera and Gerald (Luanne) Kucera, all of Silver Lake, and Donna (Gregory) Davidson of Winsted; nine grandchildren, Michelle, Derek and Wade Kucera, Father Jeremy, Stephen (Catherine) and Brent (Rachel) Kucera and Rob (Stephanie) Davidson, Jonathan Davidson and friend Cory and Jennifer (Rick) Stenberg; eight grandchildren, Victoria, Owen, Matthew, Ethan, Caidence, Leah, Nolan and Nathan; and other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her husband, Leonard; her parents, Louis and Jenny Yurek; and brothers, Ed and Florian Yurek. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.
Larry G. Anderson, State Farm Agent 806 10th Street, Suite 102 Glencoe, MN 55336 (320) 864-5515 www.larryanderson.us
Valentine’s Day
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In the Feb. 6 McLeod County Chronicle and the Feb. 10 Glencoe Advertiser, as well as online at glencoenews.com, there will be a special full color page that will be promoting Valentine’s Day gifts or dining specials. This would be a great opportunity for all the local businesses to advertise their Valentine’s events and/or specials on this page to let everyone see how much our area has to offer.
Donald F. Navratil, 80, of Silver Lake
A memorial Mass for Donald F. Navratil, 80, of Silver Lake, was held Monday, Jan. 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Paul Schumacher officiated. M r . Navratil died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at his residence. Honorary pallbearers Donald were Larry Navratil Ardolf, Randy Hlavka, George Lhotka, Roger Lhotka, Virgil Vacek, Cory Fouquette, Ray Bandas Jr. and Larry Lhotka. Mr. Navratil was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Silver Lake, to Frank and Amilia (Svoboda) Navratil. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict. On Oct. 10, 1959, Mr. Navratil and Christel Wallat were joined in holy marriage at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, N.D. God blessed their marriage with a son. Mr. Navratil was employed as a production laborer for 3M for 35 years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake and also volunteered at both the school and church. Mr. Navratil was a lifelong member of American Legion Post 141 in Silver Lake. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Christel Navratil of Silver Lake; a son, Thomas Lee Navratil of Vancouver, Wash.; brothers, Alvin (Bernice) Navratil of Minnetonka and Milton (Caroline) Navratil of Silver Lake; a sister-in-law, Margo (Marvin) Iszler of Fargo, N.D.; and many other relatives and friends. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfu neralhome.com.
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ECFE’s parent-child classes begin
Early Childhood Family Education’s (ECFE) Winter/Spring parent-child classes are starting the week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 1. If you have been thinking about coming to a parent-child class with your infant, toddler, or preschool-aged child, there is still time to register. ECFE classes are a great place to meet other families with children close in age to your children. There also is an opportunity to spend one-onone time with your special little one without the distractions of home. Each week there are group activities, songs, books, finger plays, art, and time to play. Give your child the gift of your full attention and time! To see classes offered, refer to the Community Education catalog available at The Chronicle office, ECFE, the Panther Field house, or online at www.gsl.kqw.mn.us, click on COMM ED/ECFE. For questions or class availability, call ECFE at 320-8642681.
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Ober tops at GSL for rebounds
By Lee Ostrom Sports Editor larissa Ober scored 22 points, hauled down 15 rebounds and blocked five shots in Glencoe-Silver Lake’s basketball assignment at New LondonSpicer last Tuesday — a 73-59 win for NLS, whose Taylor Thunstedt, a junior guard, tallied 50 points. Despite her team’s loss, Ober’s night was something special, too. With her fifth board, the 6foot-1 senior became GSL’s all-time leader for most rebounds in a career, passing Carolyn Busse’s previous list topper. Busse had 842 in her career; with another 15 in last Friday’s 53-36 setback at Orono, Ober has 868. That is with at least 12 games still to play, assuming she stays healthy. “She takes a lot of pride in her rebounding,” says GSL head coach — and dad — Cullen Ober. “The main thing is, she moves. She goes and gets that ball.” Ober will graduate being her school’s all-time leader in rebounds and blocked shots. Currently, she has 300 blocked shots, which are 162 more than anyone else. Wait! There could be more. Ober’s 1,263 career points rank second to Brittany Thiesfeld’s 1,446 on GSL’s list of all-time scoring leaders. If the future South Dakota State University Jackrabbit averages 15.3 points per game in GSL’s next 12 games she will move to the top of the list. She also is sixth on GSL’s all-time steals list, with 203 (leader Busse graduated with
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, January 24, 2013 — Page 5
GSL Panther Winter Sports
07....at Watertown-May.. W,80-63 11 ....at Bl. Jefferson.....L,64-57 13....Hutchinson .........W,65-64 15....New Ulm.............W,77-67 18....at Waconia...........L,91-69 21....Rocori .................W,67-60 ........GSL tourney: 28....vs. Spectrum ......W,86-36 29....vs. HF Catholic ...W,72-59
321), and 10th in made 3-point field goals (Amanda Kinzler’s 315 top that list). Ober has 47. *** GSL’s 10 top rebounders:
Clarissa Ober* .................868 Carolyn Busse.................842 Donna Dose .....................694 Jalissa Huepenbecker ....661 Brittany Thiesfeld ...........641 Robyn Ruschmeier .........634 Megan Mickolichek .........602 Jamie Mickolichek ..........595 Angie Wigern...................520 Hali Haukos .....................514
05....Jordan .................L,66-55 08....at Dassel-Cok.....W,74-60 11 ....at Mound-Wtka. ...L,86-78 12....NYA Central........W,66-46 15....N.London-Sp. ......L,65-63 18....Orono ..................L,79-64 19....at Faribault ..........L,67-64 22....at Litchfield ..........L,58-40 25....at Hutchinson............7:30 29....at Annandale.............7:30
01....HF Catholic ...............7:30 08....Dassel-Cokato ..........7:30 09....Mound-Wtka. ............7:30 11 ....at Sibley East............7:30 14....at N.London-Sp. .......7:30 19....Litchfield ...................7:30 22....Delano ......................7:30 26....Annandale ................7:30
*** — Current GSL junior Steph Klockmann has 450 rebounds to date in her career. — As a result of last week’s two losses, GSL’s records dipped to 5-9 overall and 1-4 in the Wright County Conference.
Section 5(AA) Tourney 07....1st Round
GSL boys drop 3
After winning the championship game of their booster club’s holiday tournament, the GSL Panthers stood 6-2 for the 2012 part of their schedule. Robb DeCorsey’s boys were 50 on their home court. But so far, things have not gone as well in 2013. Last Tuesday at home, the Panthers dropped a Wright County Conference tussle with New London-Spicer. The Wildcats, trailing 63-55, scored the game’s last 10 points to pull out a 65-63 victory. Facing another WCC foe last Friday at home, the Panthers fell to Orono, 79-64. The next night, GSL lost 6764 in overtime at Faribault. Suddenly, GSL is 8-7 overall, with a 6-3 record at home and a 1-4 mark in their league, — Senior guard Ethan Maass scored the 1,000th point of his GSL career last Tuesday.
27....at St.Peter............L,69-48 29....at Jordan .............L,69-35
04....at Belle Plaine .....L,58-54 06....Marshall...............L,68-38 11 ....New Prague.........L,59-45 14....at Annandale .......L,55-42 20....Mayer Lutheran ..W,46-37 28....vs. Luverne.........W,39-26
05....at New Ulm.........W,51-29 08....Dassel-Cokato.....L,60-47 11 ....at Mound-Wtka...W,75-62 12....NYA Central........W,73-64 15....at N.Londn-Sp. ....L,73-59 18....at Orono ..............L,53-36 22....Litchfield ..............L,41-29 25....Hutchinson................7:30 29....Annandale ................7:30
01....at HF Catholic...........7:30 05....Spectrum ..................7:30 07....at Dassel-Cokato ......7:30 09....Mound-Wtka. ............6:00 12....N.London-Sp. ...........7:30 15....Waconia....................7:30 19....at Litchfield ...............7:30 22....at Delano ..................7:30 Section 2(AAA) Tourney 26....1st Round
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
GSL senior Trent Draeger goes to his left hand against New London-Spicer. Action
is Jan. 15 in Glencoe.
Section 2(AAA) Tourney 02....2nd Round
Hartwig, Clouse claim LCWM titles
By Kevin Simonson Special to The Leader Because of match count issues, the GSL/LP wrestlers were not at full strength when they headed south to Lake Crystal for the inaugural Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial Invitational (LCWM). The Panthers, who have been filling all 14 weights recently, only had 11 competitors for last Saturday’s meet. Missing from the lineup were regulars Jacob Jewett, Aaron Donnay, Brandon Richter, Nate Tesch and Ray Eberhard. Others were missing due to potential 9th-grade section and 9th-grade state meet matches. A wrestler can compete in only 36 matches before the section dual meet tournament. Of the 11 wrestlers competing in the LCWM tourney, seven of them placed with three advancing to the finals. Wrestling in the finals were Michael Donnay (120), Mitchell Hartwig (145) and Dalton Clouse (195). Winning titles were Hartwig and Clouse. The championship match at 145 was a dream matchup between two highly ranked wrestlers. Tanner Trembley from LCWM had not experienced defeat since he lost two matches in Glencoe on Dec. 15, 2011. His two losses that night were to Mitchell Hartwig from GSL/LP, 8-5, and Sam Brancale from Eden Prairie, 53. Brancale ended up winning the AAA state title at 126 while Trembley went on to win the Class A 132-pound state title. This championship match was 0-0 after one period with Trembley winning the flip for choice in the second. He chose the down position and is known for being a scrambler. But Hartwig was able to put him on his back for a two-point nearfall. After injury time, Trembley earned an escape, but Hartwig quickly scored a takedown to lead 4-1 going into the third period. Hartwig was given an escape late in the third to win this classic match 5-1. Hartwig advanced to the finals with a pin in the quarterfinals and a 4-0 decision in the semifinals. Clouse wrestled a total of 1:27 to earn his championship. After a first-round bye, he won by fall in the semifinals in :41; and in the finals, he pinned John Wittman from Chaska/ Chanhassen in :46. Finishing second for the Panthers was Michael Donnay. After receiving a bye in the quarterfinals, he faced Louie Sanders from LCWM. Sanders was ranked No. 2 in the state at 120 in Class A. After giving up the initial takedown early in the match, Donnay scored a reversal and two-point nearfall to lead 4-2 after the first period. Sanders scored an escape to start the second period and a quick takedown to lead 5-4. But he was unable to hold down Donnay, who earned a quick escape and his own takedown to lead 7-5 after two. Donnay scored an escape in the third to win 8-5. In the finals he dropped a 4-2 decision to the top seed Isaac Loosbrock from Chaska/Chanhassen. Loosbrock scored a takedown in the first and a reversal in the second. Donnay scored a two-point nearfall in the second prior to Loosbrock’s reversal. Neither wrestler scored in the third. Finishing in fourth place was John Williams (170) and taking fifth place honors was Dylan Melchert (138). Williams was 2-2 on the day and both losses were by two points each with his opponent scoring a takedown in the closing seconds. Melchert picked up his first ever varsity win in the fifth place match with a pin. Sixth place finishers were Chris Lemke (285) and Kyle Polzin (132). Not placing were Alex Mielke (126), Nick Jenkins (152), Martin Lezama (160) and Colton Lueders (182). Thursday night, GSL/LP wrestles Mound-Westonka for parents night and alumni night. Team totals from LCWM:
1.Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial 214.5; 2.Windom Area/Mountain Lake 201; 3.Chaska/Chanhassen 199. 4.Austin 142; 5.Montevideo 127.5; 6.Benilde St. Margaret 113.5. 7.Glencoe Silver Lake/LP 111.5; 8.Madelia/Truman/ Martin Luther 96.5; 9.LeSueur-Henderson 75.5; 10.Northwood- Kenesett 58.
01....at Becker Inv. ................... 08....at Northfield Inv................ 13....at WM triangular .............. 15....at St. Peter....................... 21....Orono...............................
08....at Litchfield ...................... 11 ....Dassel-Cokato ................. 18....Waconia ...............L,113.0 19....GSL Invite .........6th,118.9 24....Delano ......................6:00 26....at Northfield Inv.......10:30
01....Mound-Wtka. ............6:00 06....at NL-Spicer..............6:00 Section 2(A) Meet 15....at Watertown.............TBA
01....GSL-Don Hall Inv. .......4th 08 ...at Andover Inv. ...........2nd 13....at Litch: vs.DC....W,42-30 ........vs. Litchfield .......W,53-14 15....at Richfield Inv. ....2nd,2-1 20....at Hutch: vs.NLS ...L,66-9 ........vs.Ann/ML .............L,60-8
03....GSL: Waconia ....W,42-30 ........vs.Hutchinson......L,52-23 05....at Ogilvie Inv ...............1st 08....at WM .................L,36-28 ........vs.LeS-Hend. ....W,60-12 10....GSL: Delano .......W,63-11 12....at Zim Invite.. ..............1st 19....at LCWM Invite ...........6th 22....St.Peter ..............W,44-31 24....GSL 2D (with MoundWtka., Hutch) ....................6:00 25....at N.Prague 2D.........5:00 31....at HLWW...................6:30
01....WCC. at Delano........3:30 08....at MW Invite..............5:00 09....at DC Invite.............10:00 Section 2(AA) Tourney 14....Teams, 1st rounds ....TBA 22-23..Indys, at Waconia ..TBA
Silver Lake Leader photo by Lee Ostrom
9.25 on floor exercise
Glencoe-Silver Lake’s gymnasts had a busy weekend, scoring 113 points at a home dual Friday with Waconia and a season-high 118.9 for their invitational Saturday. Among highlights, sophomore Ashley Petersen (pictured here) received a personal-best 9.25 for her floor exercise routine Saturday. Teammate Becca Ebbers scored her season-best all-around (31.75) Friday.
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Kitchen Delights & Other Things
Apple Almond Chicken Salad Ingredients: Homemade mayo: 2 large eggs 1 large egg yolk 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/3 cup olive oil 2/3 cup vegetable oil Chicken salad: 1 cup slivered blanched almonds 2 whole boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 1 green apple, cored, peeled, and diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 green onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped 1/2 to 2/4 cup homemade mayo, to taste Salt and pepper, to taste Directions: To make the mayo, combine eggs, yolk, salt, pepper, mustard, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Add oil about 2 tablespoons at a time and blend between additions. Refrigerate while you prepare chicken salad. To make the salad, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place almonds in one layer and toast until fragrant and golden, about 8 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, toss together chicken, apple, celery, green onion, red onion, and parsley. Add mayo to taste, starting with about 1/2 cup until you reach your desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste. Tip: store leftover mayo in air tight container for a week. Southern Pecan Praline Cake Ingredients: Cake: 1 box butter pecan cake mix 1 tub coconut pecan frosting 4 eggs 3/4 cup oil 1 cup water 1/2 cup chopped pecans Sauce: 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, frosting, eggs, oil and water. After mix is combined, stir in 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Pour batter into greased baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. In a small pot over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Pour in can of sweetened condensed milk with the melted butter and stir. Continue to stir until heated thoroughly, then add 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Stir again, then take off heat. Pour sauce over individual slices of cake. Note: You can also make this in a bundt pan. Bake for about 50 minutes. Spicy Honey Chicken Ingredients: 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2 teaspoons vegetable oil Rub: 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder Glaze: 1/2 cup honey 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Directions: Combine the rub spices in a bowl and mix well. Use kitchen shears to trim off any excess fat from the chicken pieces. Pat dry. Drizzle oil over chicken and rub with your hands to lightly coat all pieces. Then toss chicken with spice rub to coat all sides well. Grill chicken for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through. While chicken is cooking, warm honey in the microwave so it’s not thick. Add the vinegar and combine well. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the honey glaze for later, after the chicken has cooked to pour on right before serving. Take the rest of the glaze mix and brush on both sides of the chicken in the final moments of grilling.
County Board hires consultant to examine recycling program
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a not-to-exceed figure of $50,000 to have a consultant review the county’s recycling program. According to Commissioner Paul Wright, the consultant, SAIC, will study different options, including one-sort or two-sort recycling programs, and the equipment that may be needed at the county’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to accommodate a different recycling program. Currently, the county offers a free, five-sort recycling program to residents in the community. But recently, the city of Glencoe has been considering a contract with Waste Management for a one-sort program, which has caused issues with the county’s program. It was reported Tuesday that the city of Winsted also is interested in a one-sort program, and has begun discussions with the county about a potential change in the county program. Wright said the county has used a five-sort system because it helps reduce the contamination between different products that are recycled by keeping them separated at the source, rather than having all of the recycled material taken in bulk and mixed to a facility, and then separating. “There is no single-sort that is as good as five-sort,” said Wright. “Our contamination rate will go up,” if the county goes to one- or two-sort, said Commissioner Sheldon Nies. But city officials in Glencoe and others contend that recycling will increase if people do not have to pre-sort the material. Wright said he prefers an outside consultant look at the recycling program because a change may require a significant investment in equipment, or even a building expansion, at MRF. “We may have to put a lot of money into the facility,” said Wright. “And we want to make sure we do it right.” Wright also said that the study and any resulting equipment or facility changes will be paid for through solid waste funds, and not from the general levy. In related business, Commissioner Kermit Terlinden asked about adding additional recycling bins in Glencoe, perhaps in one of the courthouse parking lots or at some countyowned land at the west edge of the city. Terlinden said city of Glencoe officials had shown county officials photos of the overflowing recycling bin at the current site, located near the railroad on the east side of town. Terlinden said the overflowing bins were proof that people are trying to recycle. Nies said the MRF committee has been discussing that issue, and agreed to add another day a week to pick up cardboard at the site, which seems to be the biggest issue. Nies also said that the current Glencoe drop-off site needs to be relocated because it is partially located on railroad property, and because there has been at least one accident there. In other business, the County Board: • Held an hour-long closed session to hear an appeal of a disciplinary action that had been taken against an employee. After the meeting reopened, Nies said a statement will be made about the matter after the appeals process is fully gone through. • Agreed to buy a Caterpillar front-end loader at the state contract price of $188,164, which Highway Maintenance Superintendent Elvis Voigt said will replace two older loaders. The two older loaders will be sold on sealed bids. • Purchased two Dodge Durangos and two Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicles for the sheriff’s department at a total cost of just over $105,500 for the four vehicles. • Approved the annual committee appointments.
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GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2265 http://silverlakechurch.org Sat., Jan. 26 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Jan. 27 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m.; new session of Centershot Archery Ministry begins, 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time/puppet practice, 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 2 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., Feb. 3 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship and refreshment time, 9 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m.; Centershot Archery Ministry, 1 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake 320-327-2452 Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends @embarqmail.com Mark Ford, Pastor Carol Chmielewski, CLP Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27 — Annual meeting with potluck to follow, 10 a.m. Wed., Jan. 30 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; adult Bible study, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY 700 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Fri., Jan. 25 — Mass, 8 a.m.; Pro-Life prayer service at St. Pius X, 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26 — Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Catholicism series at Holy Family, 4 p.m. Tues., Jan. 29 — Mass, 8 a.m.; adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; quilting, 9 a.m.; Parish Administrative Council, 6:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30 — Mass at Cokato Manor, 10 a.m.; firstthrough sixth-grade religious education classes, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.; seventh- through 11thgrade religious education classes, 7:15 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 31 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m. WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 950 School Rd. S.W. Hutchinson 320-587-9443 E-mail: infor@ loversoftruth.com Jim Hall, Pastor Sun., Jan. 27 — Worship, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Sun., Jan. 27 — Sunday school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priesthood, relief society and primary, 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 20924 State Hwy. 7 W. Hutchinson 320-587-2074 E-mail: assembly@ hutchtel.net Dr. Lee Allison, pastor Sun., Jan. 27 — Worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wed., Jan. 30 — Family night activities, 6:30 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 31 Fourth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson 320-587-2125 E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net Sun., Jan. 27 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., Jan. 24 — No long-term care Mass; APC meeting at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 25 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; staff meeting, 10 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m.; pro-life service, 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26 — Reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27 — Start Catholics Schools Week (CSW); CSW parish Mass, 9:30 a.m.; CSW Catholic United Financial turkey and ham dinner, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; no Spanish religious education classes; baptisms, 3 p.m.; Catholicism series at Holy Family, 4 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 28 — No Mass; HandS committee, parish library, 6:30 p.m.; CUF meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 29 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; no junior choir practice; PAC meeting, 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30 — St. Pius X/Holy Trinity Mass at Winsted, 9 a.m.; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; kindergarten through sixth-grade religious education classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; seventh- through 11th-grade religious education classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; confirmation candidate, parent meeting, Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7 p.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. S.W. Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, Senior pastor Adam Krumrie, worship pastor Tait Hoglund, Student ministries Thurs., Jan. 24 — Senior high free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team, 6 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m.; volunteer appreciation dinner, 11:45 a.m.; Shalom’s Strategy and annual meeting, 1:15 p.m.; Griefshare, 2 p.m. Mon., Jan. 28 — Women’s discipleship, 6:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 29 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m. Wed., Jan. 30 — Release time, 9 a.m.; AWANA, 6:30 p.m.; middle school youth group, 6:30 p.m.; senior high youth group, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 31 — Senior high free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team, 6 p.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, pastor 320-395-2125 Sun., Jan. 27 — Worship, 9 a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. Wed., Jan. 30 — Office hours, 3 p.m.; confirmation, 7 p.m.; choir, 7 p.m.
CRAYO seeks area musicians for spring
The Crow River Area Youth Orchestra is seeking area musicians for its second semester. There are two opportunities for musicians. The Symphonic Orchestra is for string students and adults who feel comfortable reading at a more advanced level — end of Suzuki Book 3 on up and band students from an eighth-grade level on up. Instruments desired for this group are violins, violas, cellos, string basses, flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, saxophones, trumpets, French horns, trombones, baritones, tuba and percussion. The group is directed by Michael Zellgert. The Varsity Strings ensemble is for string students and adults who feel comfortable reading at a late beginning to early intermediate level — Suzuki books 1 through 3. Instruments desired include violins, violas, cellos and string bass. This group is directed by Rhonda Johnson. Both groups will meet on Sunday afternoons at Hutchinson Middle School. The Varsity Strings will meet from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the choir room and the Symphonic Orchestra will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the band room. The first rehearsal for both will be Feb. 3. The concert is set for April 21. For more information or to register, call Sherri Brigden at 320-296-5704 or visit www.crayo.org. Those interested will be able to listen to the pieces selected for the concert on the website. The Crow River Youth Orchestra can also be found on Facebook.
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People News
Bayerl honored on dean’s list
Mitchell Bayerl of Silver Lake was among honors on the University of Wisconsin-Madison fall dean’s list for 2012. Bayerl is in the College of Engineering.
Wawrzyniak among honors
Marc Wawrzyniak of Silver Lake was among several area students announced to the 2012 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Other local students include Katelin Goebel of Brownton; Bethanie Borg of Cokato; Zachary Kaiser of Dassel; Adam Broderius, Kaylee Kruschke and Jorrin Pautz, all of Glencoe; Allysa Lund and Amanda Palubeskie, both of Hutchinson; and Jared Gailey, Mikayla Karels and Abby Schlueter, all of Winsted.
Daughter born to McCalleys
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
Stephanie Welch, left, as Glauce, and Mariah GuldemannChiarillo as Medea square off in one of the scenes of Glencoe-Silver Lake’s one-act play “Medea,” set to be performed on Saturday at Jordan in the subsection com-
petition. But before that happens, the cast will perform a free showing at 7 p.m., Thursday (tonight), in the high school auditorium. At the far right is Stephanie Chastek, a member of Medea’s chorus.
Matt and Melissa McCalley of Lester Prairie are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Maria Sofia, on Jan. 7, 2013. Maria weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches in length. She is welcomed home by three sisters. Grandparents are Brenda and Frank Scandin of Mayer, Mary Thurston of Lakeville and Dick McCalley of Chaska.
‘Medea’ is GSL’s one-act play; free performance set Jan. 24
The dates and times for Glencoe-Silver Lake High School’s one-act play have been set. Director Patrick Hiltner and his cast and crew will present the play “Medea” by Nelly E. Cuellar-Garcia, based on the play by Euripides, at a public performance at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24. This performance is open and free to the public. On Saturday, Jan. 26, Jordan High School will host the subsection one-act play competition. There will be six schools competing, with GSL performing at 1:30 p.m. The play is the classic Greek drama set in ancient Greek times. Deaf to the warnings of her nurse and chorus, griefstricken Medea seeks solace in destroying Jason, her unfaithful husband. This is a condensed adaptation of the classic tragedy that explores Medea’s disjointed psyche within the context of ancient Greek values. The cast members include Mariah Guldemann-Chiarillo as Medea; John Seipel as Jason; Amber Drong as the nurse; Ben Rockswold as Aegeus; Stephanie Welch as Glauce; Stephanie Chastek, Kayla Williams-Schwarze, Sloan Becker and Lili Mallak as Medea’s chorus; Samantha Iverson, Jennifer Jacques, Rachel Bonderman and Leah Peterson as the Greek chrous; and Richard Wilson and Quinten Proehl as the soldiers. Eric Steffel is running the lights and sound
Girl born to Glencoe couple
Amber Thomes and Scotty Matlock, both of Glencoe, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Elizabeth Matlock, on Jan. 8, 2013. Kendall weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She is welcomed home by siblings Wyatt and Kiersten Matlock. Grandparents are Rick and Susan Thomes of Silver Lake, Lydia and Terry Binion of Anna, Texas, and Ronald and Sara Matlock of Forrest City, Ark.
Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Silver Lake Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Hamburger, ovenbrowned potatoes, corn, bun with margarine, escalloped apples, lowfat milk. Tuesday — Chicken ala king, peas, carrots, fruit salad, rice, cookie, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Italian meat sauce, spaghetti noodles, lettuce with dressing, mixed vegetables, garlic bread with margarine, ice cream, low-fat milk. Thursday — Pork loin, whole parslied pottaoes, carrots, dinner roll with margarine, poke cake, lowfat milk. Friday — Not available. GSL Schools Elementary/Jr. High/Sr. High Breakfast Monday — Breakfast pizza or Kix Berry cereal and yogurt, apple juice cup, low-fat milk. (Breakfast burrito at junior high and high school). Tuesday — Pancake on a stick or Cheerios and apple-cinnamon muffin, diced peaches, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Egg and cheese omelet or reduced-sugar Coco Puffs cereal and string cheese, apple wedges, low-fat milk. (Breakfast pizza at junior high and senior high). Thursday — Breakfast pizza or reduced-sugar Fruit Loops cereal and blueberry muffin, orange juice cup, low-fat milk. (Egg and cheese omelet at junior high and high school). Friday — Pancakes with syrup or reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and yogurt, diced pears, low-fat milk. (French toast sticks with syrup at junior high and high school). Helen Baker/Lakeside Lunch Monday — Hot dog on a wholegrain bun, fun lunch, seasoned green beans, celery sticks, apple wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Beefy nachos with fiesta rice, chef salad, bread stick, refried beans, jicama sticks with dressing, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Italian meat sauce, whole-grain rotini pasta, bread stick, tuna salad sandwich on whole-grain bread, seasoned carrots, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes, kiwi wedge, chilled peaches. Thursday — Breaded chicken patty on a whole-grain bun, ham and cheese on a whole grain bun, seasoned carrots, caesar romaine salad with dressing, orange wedges, chilled pears. Friday — Not available. High School Lunch Monday — Oven-baked turkey corn dog, baked beans, baked tator tots, confetti coleslaw, baby carrots with dressing, orange wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Mexican bar with beefy nachos or beef tacos, brown rice, refried beans, sweet corn salad, celery sticks with dressing, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Breaded chicken parmesan over whole-grain noodles, seasoned peas, broccoli salad with raisins, baby carrots with dressing, kiwi wedges, chilled peaches. Thursday — Roast chicken in gravy, stuffing, corn bread, mashed potatoes, kidney bean salad, cucumber slices with dressing, cranberry sauce, chilled pears. Friday — Not available.
GSL Knowledge Bowl teams all earn medals; JV squad wins at Dawson-Boyd
In the third meet for Glencoe-Silver Lake High School teams since the beginning of January (and the fifth meet for junior high students), GSL’s Knowledge Bowl teams traveled to Dawson for an invitational on Saturday. GSL teams at all levels earned medals. “When 12 to 15 schools attend an invitational, this is a relatively unusual accomplishment, and this is the third time (out of four three-level meets) this year that we have had this level of success,” said GSL coach Vicky Harris. “With a rare weekend break coming up next weekend, this was exciting for us.” Harris said the varsity competition included 20 teams from 12 schools, and Willmar won with a score of 106, while Hutchinson took second with 105. GSL’s top team lagged behind the top two, but placed third with 94.5 points. GSL’s second team tied New London-Spicer for fourth with 91 points. While GSL had the highest score in Room 1 two times, the Panthers could not accumulate enough points to move up in the standings. GSL 1 included Joe Fehrenbach, Ethan Bass, Mark Broderius and Chandler Swift. GSL 2 competed for the whole meet in Room 2, and had one high score of 16, but otherwise suffered the same problem as GSL 1 – it just didn’t have enough oomph to move up farther, Harris said. This team included Lindsey Becker, Kyle Beck, Oakley Clark, Patrick Fehrenbach and Jacob Wawrzyniak. The junior varsity meet had 13 teams from nine schools. GSL’s only team started in Room 2, but earned 20 points in the first oral round. It moved into first place where it stayed for the rest of the meet. GSL’s final score was 94.5 points. ACGC was second with 89, while Willmar Community Christian ended in third with 73 points. The GSL team members were Cody Wendorff, Cedric Winter, Mitch Beneke and Maddie Kuehn. GSL had three teams in the 22-team junior high competition. Thirteen schools were represented. GSL’s first team started in Room 2, dropped briefly to Room 3 in the third round, and came back up to Room 2. In the final rounds the team earned 22 and 14 points and got just high enough to earn third place, Harris said. The junior high meet was won by Willmar with 120, and Ortonville took second with 106. GSL 1 finished with 108.5. This team included Maggie Petersen, Rachel Reichow, Dini Schweikert and Katie Twiss. GSL 3 started lower in Room 4, but by round three, the team was competing well in Room 1. In fact, GSL 3 won Room 1 in round 3, 17-16-14. Round four wasn’t as kind, and GSL 3 lost 15-13-9. GSL 3 ended the meet in fourth place, still an excellent placing, with 106 points, Harris said. The team members were Jenna Lokensgard, Lindsay Wedin, Jake Fehrenbach and Theresa Siers. GSL 2 started in Room 5 and during the rest of the meet competed in Rooms 2 and 3. GSL 2 finished in ninth place with 94 points, still in the top half of the meet. The team was Connor Heuer, Cora Kuras, Marisa Luchsinger, Jake Vasek and Jack Gepson. Next weekend there are no Knowledge Bowl meets in the region, but on the first Saturday in February, GSL will be traveling to Little Falls for the “Lucky Lindy Invitational.” Harris said both students and coaches enjoy the Little Falls meet because there is excellent competition from other parts of the state, often including Brainerd, Moorhead, and many good teams from the metro area. Also coaching the GSL Knowledge Bowl teams with Harris is Clare Nolan.
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