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Vol. 111 No. 49 • Thursday, November 22, 2012 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Concrete or bituminous on Grove Ave. project?
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer At a special meeting last Tuesday evening (Nov. 13) to review the feasibility report for the reconstruction of Grove Avenue, Silver Lake city councilors voiced their opinions regarding the street surfacing. Justin Black, project engineer from Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH), presented City Council with a feasibility report that outlined the infrastructure issues and proposed solutions for the project, as well as estimated costs and assessments. Currently, the project is designed for concrete surfacing, and at the neighborhood meeting in September, councilors, as well as residents, expressed their concerns using a concrete surface versus a bituminous surface. The councilors and residents thought that concrete was more expensive, more difficult to repair, and “louder” than a bituminous surface. When councilors realized no estimated costs for bituminous surfacing were presented, they spoke up. “I thought we were going to look at feasibility reports comparing bituminous surfacing to concrete surfacing. It was my understanding we were going to get those figures,” Councilor Eric Nelson asked. Councilor Nolan Johnson added, “I thought we made it very clear we didn’t want concrete.” Johnson added that he did not like the surfacing on County Road 2, and he did not want that same work to be done in town. City Clerk Kerry Venier reminded councilors that the design would change a bit if using a bituminous surfacing. “In using a bituminous sur-
Brunkhorst points to savings with concrete
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer At its regular meeting Monday night, Silver Lake City Council, as requested, received a comparison of bituminous surfacing and concrete surfacing on the Grove Avenue reconstruction project from County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst. Brunkhorst outlined the initial costs and long-term costs using either surfacing material. The initial construction costs of bituminous mainline paving totaled $476,620, and the initial construction costs of the concrete mainline paving totaled $528,186. “The initial cost of the concrete surfacing is around $50,000 more than a bituminous surfacing, but look at the 50-year life cycle analysis,” Brunkhorst face, there are different costs — the design of the project would change, which would cost more money for the City because the engineers are putting in time to design an entirely new project,” Venier said. Nelson asked if there would be a way to see a “breakdown” of costs using concrete versus bituminous. Mayor Bruce Bebo added, “There has to be a way we can see costs side-by-side. I want to know why they love it. They probably got a good reason — durability, maintenance, and what not — but I’d simply like to compare the stated. “We will save over twice that much, not to mention having less ‘road work ahead’ signs up equating to less traffic interruptions,” he added. The life cycle analysis Brunkhorst provided showed that the life cycle of bituminous surfacing totaled $791,478 while the life cycle cost analysis of concrete mainline paving totaled $660,338. “I don’t understand the issue with the county choosing a concrete surface. We are the road authority. If we feel that concrete is the right choice for a particular road, then that is what we will use,” Brunkhorst said. “I think in the long run, concrete has less maintenance and thus costs less. That is why we selected it,” he stated. costs.” “To be honest, I don’t know how much say we really have,” Councilor Pat Fogarty said. “We can’t tell them, as a city, what we prefer, and they’d take it into account?” Nelson asked. Nelson added he felt that Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst “dropped the ball” by not having the costs for the Council. “He didn’t even know we were having this special meeting, though. He may have
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
Lakeside Election
Last week, to celebrate Election week, third-grade students casted their ballots and voted between Mrs. Romney’s cookies and Mrs. Obama’s cookies. Students registered their names, tasted the cookies, casted their votes and submitted their ballots for voting. Above, Amanda Rosenlund, Miranda Litzau, Malayh Metcalf and Nadia Ramirez get ready to taste the two cookies. To the right, Leah Nemec casts her vote. Ann Romney’s M&M cookies won, with 83 votes, while Michelle Obama’s white and dark chocolate chip cookies with mint flavoring finished with 51 votes.
Grove Avenue
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Council eyes another $13,000 in cuts to keep tax levy down
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer The Silver Lake City Council is working to trim the 2013 budget in order to keep the levy from increasing. “I’d really like to see a zero percent increase for our 2013 tax levy,” Mayor Bruce Bebo said. City Clerk Kerry Venier informed councilors that $13,000 would need to be “trimmed” from the budget to keep the tax levy from increasing. He pointed out some areas in the general fund budget that could be discussed and reviewed to try to cut $13,000 out of the budget. “We are making changes in health insurance. We are looking at giving individual plans for the employees, rather than group plans. That would save us quite a bit of money,” Venier said. “What are the pros and cons of that? I mean, why didn’t we do that before if it saves money,” Bebo asked. “We didn’t have the ability to do that before,” Venier said. He explained that with the implementation of Obamacare, insurance companies can no longer deny people with preexisiting medical conditions. “The city can sponsor health insurance companies. We can contribute to plans, but the employee has to set up their own plan,” Venier explained. He said the city is allowed to “administer the health care plans. We can contribute to two different insurance companies, Health Partners and Minnesota Care,” Venier added. By changing the health insurance plans, the budget can be cut by $6,525. “The totals at the end of the year will vary, depending on who can use Health Partners and who can use Minnesota Care,” Venier said. Venier said other areas where money could be saved is in the transfers to the capital fund and in the transfer funds for the streets. He talked about the increase in the general fund budget and how the mindset of the Council has contributed to that significant increase, despite the contingency in place. “If we keep using that mindset that we’re not within $500 of every item, we can take that contingency out completely. I would feel comfortable if we took the contingency out, just because in past years, we’ve underspent what we budgeted, which helps us grow our general fund faster,” Venier said. Bebo and councilors disagreed and voiced their opinions regarding the need for a contingency. Councilor Pat Fogarty asked about covering emergencies, “like that year the loader blew up. That was about $25,000 to $30,000 in costs,” Fogarty said. “What if something happens again next year? How are we going to pay for that?” he asked. “The odds of going backwards are greater than going forward, even if everything goes perfect with the budget next year,” Bebo said. “I think we truly want to keep it,” Fogarty said. “But I think we really, truly want to keep the levy from increasing, especially with the costs added to residents on Grove Avenue with the reconstruction,” Councilor Eric Nelson said. “We should leave the contingency there, at least. We can decrease it, but once it’s gone, how do you get it back?” Fogarty said. Council also looked at changing the transfer on the squad and discussed analyzing the wages in each department. Council agreed to talk with department heads to find other areas that could be “trimmed” in order for the 2013 levy to have a zero percent increase. “If department heads are cutting areas, I want to know how they are going to compensate. I want to know their reasoning. I just don’t want them to cut $500 just because,” Bebo added. In other matters, Council: • Reviewed the liquor store report, finding that October 2012 showed a net profit of 3 percent, up from the -.29 percent in 2011. In the year-to-date reports, Council saw that total operating revenues totaled $207,705.62 and total operating expenses totaled $178,868.61, showing a 6.4 percent net profit. Fogarty reported that the lottery and pull tab revenues were up, and contribute to the increase in operating revenues. • Approved a request from the Silver Lake Fire Department to rent the auditorium for $1 for its special fund raiser on Feb. 9, 2013. The fire department is hosting a dance on Saturday, Feb.
County dedicates $500,000 toward Luce Line project
By Lori Copler Staff Writer After well over an hour of listening to constituents Tuesday morning, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to dedicate $500,000 from its capital improvement projects fund for the development of the Luce Line Trail into a paved recreational trail. The commissioners heard a wide variety of opinions — from those who felt a paved trail will bring economic development, to those who feel the money could be better spent on other projects, to those who advocated a paved trail as a fitness tool, and to adjoining land owners who expressed concern about easements, maintenance and crossing rights. Hutchinson Mayor Steve Cook said the proposed paving of the trail, which stretches from Cedar Mills to the Twin Cities, has been an ongoing issue for over 20 years. Paving proponents have tried to get state bonding money for the project and, in fact, were successful in getting the project in the 2010 bonding bill. However, Cook said, then-Gov. Tim Pawlenty “vetoed all of the trails” in the bill. Cook said proponents then decided they would have a better chance at attracting funding if they entered into a collaborative effort. To that end, the city of Hutchinson has pledged $750,000 toward the project, the city of Winsted has proposed $100,000, and the Department of Natural Resources has committed $500,000. The group has approached McLeod County for a $500,000 contribution. If the county approved that contribution, Cook said, about $1.6 million of the trail’s estimated $3.5 million cost would be met. The group would then seek additional bonding money from the state in 2014 to finish the project. Cook said the $1.6 million in local dollars would be spent in 2013 to get the trail ready for paving in
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Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Our weather winning streak continues this week as our dry pattern holds on for one more week. The overall pattern is shifting to a west-east flow, which typically means little in the way of storms and above-average temperatures. We should climb well into the 50s on Thanksgiving Day with only a slight chance of showers as we move through the day. A weak storm and cold front will push through the area later in the day, but right now moisture looks to be lacking so I’m not too worried about it. Behind the front highs should stay in the 30s, gradually inching up as we move into the weekend. The weekend will be quiet as well with highs in the 40s by Sunday. There shouldn’t be a whole lot of travel trouble spots anywhere you might be heading this Thanksgiving, so enjoy the long weekend! Taking a peek at the extended forecast shows a possible shift by mid to late next week, but it’s way too early to be sure about anything. Have a great week, all; travel safe! Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend Wednesday night — Lows 38-44; clear. Thursday — Highs 52-59; lows 24-30; partly cloudy/showers. Friday — Highs 31-39; lows 20-26; mostly clear. Saturday — Highs 33-40; lows 24-30; clear. Sunday — Highs 40-48; clear. Weather Quiz: The latest three-month forecast is out, how is the long-range winter forecast looking? Answer to last week’s question: Sorry, looks like I forgot to jot down a weather question for last week. Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
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October students of month
The October students of the month at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School are, front row, left to right, Mikayla Kantack, Aaron Boraas, Kyle Polzin, Charley Wyser, Cole Cameron and Samantha Welch. In the back are Erika Mielke, Tyler Melchert, Sarah Clark, Martin Mallak and Brandon Gran.
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thought to bring a comparison at the next neighborhood meeting,” Bebo said. Nelson asked about the progress of the design, and if it is too late to even consider different surfacing material. “We can change our design at anytime, but it’ll cost us,” Venier said. “I feel they are dropping the ball on purpose so we get further into the design and pay more money,” Nelson said. “You guys are the decisionmakers. You can decide anytime,” Venier added. Nelson said many residents voiced their concerns about concrete at the last neighborhood meeting, and he was working as a councilor to get those opinions heard. “Blacktop is quieter, smoother and easier to drive on, and every year, I see them doing construction on concrete roads in the county,” Nelson said. “One thing you can do, is set up a meeting with John Brunkhorst between now and the public special meeting,” Venier said. “I want to know, is it more cost effective? Is it less expensive? Forget the engineering. There’s a base cost for bituminous surfacing per foot and concrete surfacing per foot,” Bebo said. “It’s not rocket science. John (Brunkhorst) should be able to say, ‘This is what we found.’ There’s an easy way to look at this,” Bebo added. On a 4-0 vote, City Council approved receiving the feasibility report and the calling for the hearing of improvement. Councilor Carol Roquette was absent. The hearing of improvement is set for Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Silver Lake Auditorium. In other matters, City Council: • Certified the results of the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election. Votegetters were Bebo, mayor, with 355 votes; Johnson, four-year term, 349 votes; Roquette, four-year term, 26 votes; and Fogarty, two-year term, with 348 votes.
Upcoming Events
8/40 Salon to meet Monday
The regular meeting of 8/40 Salon No. 85, Dept. of Minnesota No. 24, will be held on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Legion Post 96. Lunch will be served at 6:30 p.m. Raleen Tolzmann, American Legion Auxiliary Department President and an 8/40 partner will be our special guest.
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2014, if the project is included in the bonding bill. Proponents said a paved trail will help attract people from outside the county to McLeod County where, it is hoped, they will spend money. There were some questions about using county money to help promote economic development in Hutchinson, but Silver Lake City Administrator Kerry Venier said a paved trail will help his community, too. Venier said that currently, traffic passes by Silver Lake at 65 miles an hour as residents go to Hutchinson to shop. A trail, he said, brings slower traffic with bicycles and pedestrians. “Maybe people will slow down, stop … eat at Molly’s Cafe, maybe head downtown,” said Venier. Steve Stotko, mayor of Winsted, said improving the trail is part of the city’s economic development plan, hoping to attract dollars to the retail community. “Are there other ways we can spend $100,000? Absolutely,” said Stotko, but investing in economic development is a priority. But others argued against spending tax dollars on the trail, saying there are more pressing needs that could be addressed with those dollars. Gene Feltmann of Lester Prairie said there are residents on gravel roads who would like those roads paved (“or at least get some dust coating”), and the courthouse needs security upgrades. Those issues also need money to fix, Feltmann said. Lee Henke of Brownton said the trail only impacts part of the county. “People in Brownton and Stewart will probably never use that trail, and probably 95 percent of the people in Hutchinson won’t, either,” said Henke. Glenn Sladek of rural Hutchinson said he has no problem with the paving of the trail. “Just don’t use tax dollars to do it,” Sladek said. But Chris Schultz of Winsted said he feels the paving of the trail will be a good return on the investment of his tax dollars, because it will bring economic development to Winsted. Schultz said he owns commercial property in Winsted, and noted that businesses have seen their property taxes increase 40 to 60 percent in the past year. But if businesses develop along the trail, Schultz indicated, the tax base will broaden and be beneficial to all taxpayers. After a great deal of discussion, Commissioner Bev Wangerin made a motion that the county support the trail project with $500,000 from its capital improvements project fund. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Sheldon Nies. Wangerin said that she liked the fact that various communities were collaborating on the effort, and felt without that collaboration, any effort to attract additional state money would fail. Commissioner Paul Wright echoed Wangerin’s sentiment, pointing out how collaboration among the county, fair commission, snowmobile clubs, and various ag associations, as well as an archery club, had brought about much-needed improvements to the fairgrounds. “And they’re (the buildings) full all the time,” said Wright. Wright also noted that the county spends a significant amount of money on its parks. And while the parks are not used by all county residents, “they are always full.” Collaboration among various organizations, Wright said, “is a model that has done a lot in the past. Hopefully, it’s the one that’s going to slam the home run (for the trail).” Commissioner Ray Bayerl cast the lone dissenting vote, saying that while he understands the stances of the trail’s proponents, he feels the county also needs to protect the property owners along the trail. Before the county committed any money, Bayerl said, he would have liked to have made sure that all of the easements and crossing agreements were in place.
Degree of Honor will meet
Degree of Honor No. 182 will hold its social meeting Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5:30 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Sportsmens Club will meet
The Silver Lake Sportsmens Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m., at the sanctuary. Note the meeting is held on the fifth Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Lincoln Junior High concert
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GSL Board to proceed with ECFE addition
By Rich Glennie Editor The Glencoe-Silver Lake School, meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, instead of Monday, agreed to proceed with a $1.5 million building project for the district’s Early Childhood/Family Education (ECFE) and Early Childhood/Special Education (ECSE) programs. The proposed building project, which includes an addition onto the northwest corner of the Lincoln Jr. High building, will be paid for with about a $1 million lease levy spread over a 15-year period, and the district will use an additional $500,000 from its capital funds. The ECFE/ECSE project is a small part of the $17.8 million building bond project that was rejected by voters in two referendums. But GSL Superintendent Chris Sonju said the district’s space issues are not going away, especially after the district found it had a larger-thanexpected kindergarten class at the beginning of this school year. The space needs at the Helen Baker Elementary became even more critical. Last month, the School Board agreed to hire another kindergarten teacher, but not add another classroom because there is no additional space in the Helen Baker facility. The new kindergarten teacher assists the other five kindergarten teachers. But Sonju stressed Tuesday night that the space issue still needs to be addressed for the next school year because this year’s large kindergarten class moves into the first grade next year, in the same Helen Baker building. To gain additional classroom space at Helen Baker, the board debated building the ECFE/ECSE addition and moving those programs out of Helen Baker and into the Lincoln Jr. High building. The current ECFE addition would then be remodeled for classroom use at Helen Baker. After the 6-0 vote, Michelle Sander, district business manager, said the vote allows the district to proceed with survey work at the Lincoln site “sooner rather than later,” and gives a glimmer of hope it can be completed for use next school year. But Sander said the project still must pass though the Minnesota Department of Education’s Comment and Review process, which requires more detailed plans for the project and how to fund it. Board Chairman Clark Christianson asked when the board certifies the lease levy to collect the taxes on district properties. “When is the lease levy vote?” Sander said work will begin immediately on the Review and Comment process and with the district’s bond counsel on the financing details. She said the goal is to have all that data together in January or February with the selling of the bonds taking place in May or June. She said the district’s $500,000 capital funds could be spread over two school fiscal years. Sander said the digging for the project could begin in the spring. Prior to the vote, Jan Mackenthun, director of the ECFE/ECSE, asked the board to maintain the classrooms in the new addition for those programs and not use those classrooms for other programs in the future, like kindergarten. She said when the ECFE addition to Helen Baker was built with state grant funds and ECFE funds in 1994, it was for the intended use of ECFE “for the life of the building.” She wanted that guarantee with the new addition at Lincoln. Christianson responded that the district is committed to the ECFE/ECSE program. “We’re investing a lot of dollars (into the project).” He asked why Mackenthun was questioning the district’s commitment to the programs. Christianson said the ECFE/ECSE and Learning Readiness programs are integral to learning for GSL’s youngest students. He said families using the district’s early learning program “usually stay” with the district. It makes sense to start with ECFE.” Christianson said the upgrades to the early learning programs are apparent with the Lincoln building project. “ECFE is getting a pretty good upgrade with this (project).” Board member Anne Twiss said she understands Mackenthun’s concerns, and she said the building addition is specifically being designed for the ECFE/ECSE and Learning Readiness programs. Twiss said, as a current board member, she does not want to tie the hands of future boards by never allowing the new ECFE rooms to be used for kindergarten or other uses. “But I support ECFE/ECSE with my whole heart,” Twiss said with emotion in her voice. Board member Jamie Alsleben agreed with Twiss. He stressed the need to get input from staff “to do the design correctly. That's very important.” He said the project design needs to “look at what works and what will make it even better. If we do this, then let’s do it right.” Asleben said ECFE/ECSE is important because it starts students “on the first educational piece in the system” and the district needs to do it right. Board member Gary Schreifels, who lost in his reelection bid, encouraged the board to maximize the classroom spaces in the new addition, a criticism of the referendum building plans in the past. “Good luck with the project,” he added.
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Obituaries Katherine P. Brausen, 71, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Katherine Patsy Brausen, 71, of Glencoe, were held Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. Mrs. Brausen died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Owatonna Care Center. Pallbearers were Tyler Brausen, Jeremiah Gunnerson, Gail Thiele, Chad Thiele, Joyce Casey and Ray Casey. Interment followed at Koniska Cemetery in Rich Valley Township. Katherine Kucera was born on Jan. 15, 1941, in Glencoe to John J. and Mabel (Osmek) Kucera. She worked at Jennie O in Litchfield, Green Giant in Glencoe and engaged in farming south of Silver Lake for many years. She was fond of knitting, crocheting, crafts, working with her goats and polka music. Survivors include a son, Henry (Linda) Brausen Jr. of Grove City; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeremiah) Gunnerson and Tyler (Cassandra) Brausen; great-grandchildren, Blair Brausen and Evan Gunnerson; siblings, Dorothy Linder of Grey Eagle, Delores (Reinhardt) Goerke Sr. of Buffalo, Gladys Casey of Annandale, John Kucera of Glencoe and Sophie Schade of Glencoe; other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her husband, Henry Brausen Sr.; parents; and loving companion, Arnold Remmel. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.maresh funeralhome.com.
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GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2265 http://silverlakechurch.org Sat., Nov. 24 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; Christmas decorating, 9 a.m. Sun., Nov. 25 — “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. Wed., Nov. 28 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time and puppet practice, 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Dec. 2 — “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 and Christmas program practice, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.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., Nov. 25 — Worship, 10 a.m.; coffee fellowship to follow service; memorial committee meeting, 11:30 a.m.; Christian education cookie bake following coffee. Wed., Nov. 28 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 30 — Hanging of the greens, 6:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1 — Session meeting, 10 a.m. CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY 700 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., Nov. 22 — Thanksgiving Day Mass, 9 a.m. Fri., Nov. 23 — No Mass. Parish offices closed. Sat. Nov. 24 — Wedding, 2 p.m.; Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 25— Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Catholicism series at Holy Trinity, 4 p.m. Tues., Nov. 27 — Mass, 8 a.m.; quilting, 9 a.m.; Parish Adminstrative Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 28 — No morning Mass; grades 1 through 6 religious education classes, 5:30 p.m.; grades 7 through 11 religious classes, 7:15 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 29 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; Area Pastoral Council, 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 30 — Mass, 8 a.m. WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 950 School Rd. S.W. Hutchinson 320-587-9443 E-mail: infor@ loversoftruth.com Jim Hall, Pastor Sun., Nov. 25 — 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., Nov. 25 — 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., Nov. 25 — Worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wed., Nov. 28 — 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., Nov. 25 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., Nov. 22 — No Mass, or school; parish offices closed. Fri., Nov. 23 — No Mass or school; parish offices closed; St. Pius X Christmas tree sales at Coborn’s begin, 9 a.m.; no Spanish Mass. Sat., Nov. 24 — Reconciliation, 4 p.m.; youth group tie blanket tickets before and after Mass; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 25 — Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; youth group tie blanket tickets before and after Masses; no Spanish RE classes; Catholicism series at Holy Trinity, 4 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 26 — No Mass; no CUF meeting; HandS committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 27 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; junior choir, 2:50 p.m. Wed., Nov. 28 — Diocesan pension board meeting, 1 p.m.; evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; grades K-6 RE classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; grades 7-11 RE classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. S.W. Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, Senior pastor Adam Krumrie, worship pastor Tait Hoglund, Student ministries Sun., Nov. 25 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Griefshare, 2 p.m. Mon., Nov. 26 — Women’s discipleship, 6:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 27 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m. Wed., Nov. 28 — Release time for second through fifth grades; AWANA, 6:30 p.m.; middle school youth, 6:30 p.m.; senior high youth, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 29 — Senior high lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team, 6 p.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, pastor 320-395-2125 Sun., Nov. 25— Traditional worship, 9 a.m. Wed., Nov. 28 — Office open, 2 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m.; worship commitee meeting, 8 p.m.
My week with great-grandpa
Last week, I had the great opportunity to spend the week with my great-grandfather, Simon Shimanski. I am very blessed to have a set of great-grandparents still living, and though coming home from work to watch “Columbo” isn’t first on my list of things to do, I had fun with great-grandpa. He was staying with Grandma Genny and Grandpa Roger before getting ready to move into an apartment, but they were in Branson for a few days polka-dancing and whatnot, so I kept great-grandpa company. We spent our time together watching nature documentaries, old country music programming, PBS specials on the Dust Bowl, and, of course, “Columbo” and reading the newspaper, talking about politics, history, and we even spoke some Polish together. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner together most days, enjoying the homemade meals Grandma Genny left for us in her fridge. I had to laugh when I opened the refrigerator at Grandma’s. There were bright orange post-it notes on nearly everything. “Beef stew, eat this” and “chicken noodle soup: eat this, too” were some of the notes I spotted amid the stacks of tupperware filled with pancake mix, pork chops and hamburger rice hotdish. She made sure greatgrandpa and I were taken care of while her and Grandpa were in Branson. I came into her
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house Sunday evening to orange post-it notes all over the cupboards, too. The notes on the cupboards were lists, like “Coffee, Sugar, Honey, Peanut Butter” and “Bowls, Cups, Plates” in case Great-Grandpa and I couldn’t find anything. And lucky for us, there were post-it notes that read “blueberry pie: eat this” and “brownies, cookies, donuts” on the containers on the counter. Needless to say, we were well fed last week. Our only job, according to Grandma, was “Make sure you eat everything I made.” You can imagine greatgrandpa and I failed at that job. I’m still full from staying there last week. After supper, great-grandpa and I usually watched the news and read the newspaper. One night, I even impressed him by speaking some of the few Polish words I know, like “dupa” (butt) and “juda” (hole) and “Jak się masz?” (How are you?) When I asked him about having a juda in his dupa, he laughed and laughed and laughed. I could still hear him giggling in the living room when I headed into the kitchen to try some blueberry pie. Then I heard him say, “You didn’t learn that from me!” I can still hear greatgrandpa’s laugh, and I hope it is a memory that stays with me forever. I had never really had the chance to sit down and spend time with great-grandpa like last week. Usually I would only see him at family Christmases and other gatherings, but I was lucky last week to learn more about his life. A series about the Dust Bowl was on one evening and he told me about his experience seeing the dust storms during that time of drought. We also talked other events in history, like the Dakota-Indian War and about World War II, and I realized I had so many questions to ask him. I’m thankful to be back in town, so I can take advantage of being close to relatives and see them more often instead of the major holidays. Speaking of major holidays, I’d like to wish all a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels this week. If I could say “Happy Thanskgiving” in Polish, I would, but it’s definitely not as fun as the slang. Happy Thanksgiving!
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County Board raises tip fee for Spruce Ridge Landfill
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board of Commissioners more than doubled the tip fee at the Spruce Ridge Landfill — to $3.50 from $1.50 per ton — apparently frustrated with Waste Management’s new contract with the city of Glencoe to provide one-sort recycling. Waste Management also owns Spruce Ridge. Commissioner Sheldon Nies introduced the motion Tuesday morning. “We have some large concerns about this contract,” said Nies. First, Nies said, the Waste Management contract with the city of Glencoe will cost Glencoe taxpayers about $77,000 in 2013, based on an estimated 2,000 households who will pay a city-imposed $2.90 per month fee for the single-sort recycling. The county sponsors a fivesort recycling program — funded through the tip fees collected at the landfill — at no additional charge to residents through fees or taxes. When the county instituted its recycling program, Nies said, the goal was to “take these products and not have a cost to our constituents.” Second, Nies said, Waste Management will not be taking the recyclable material to the county’s Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), where it is processed and then marketed elsewhere. That will result in a loss of revenue for the solid waste department, Nies said. Losing the products generated by a city of Glencoe’s size can significantly impact the Solid Waste department’s revenue, Nies added. Nies said when the county first instituted the tip fee, it was $1 per ton. Later it increased to $3 per ton, in 1998. But because Waste Management “partnered” with McLeod County in collecting its recycled products, the county lowered the tip fee to $1.50 in 2001. However, the county recently took requests for proposals for its recycling collection contract, and switched to West Central Sanitation. Since that time, the city of Glencoe has negotiated its own contract for recycling with Waste Management, for the single-sort program set to start Jan. 1. Commissioner Paul Wright, who sits on the MRF committee with Nies, seconded Nies’ motion to increase the tip fee. Wright said the MRF committee has had several meetings regarding the issue. “This has been hours of frustration,” Wright said of meetings with various involved parties. Wright also pointed out that the increase was “merely putting fees back to where they were before, with a slight increase.” And, Wright added, to point out to Waste Management, “that OK, we’re not partners any more.” The motion to increase the fee passed unanimously. In addition, Nies made a motion to have McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge look into the “legalities” of the issue. First, Nies said, the county had to file a solid-waste plan with the state, and the city of Glencoe’s contract with Waste Management is not in that plan. And, Nies added, the county has an ordinance governing solid waste, and he is not sure how private city contracts are governed by that ordinance. That motion also passed, with Commissioner Kermit Terlinden voting against it.
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April Brady, left, and Yodee Rivera, two members of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School bands attended the 23rd annual Gustavus Honor Band Festival at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Nov. 4-5. Both students play the clarinet. The Gustavus Honor Band was conducted by Dr. Douglas Nimmo, director of Wind Orchestras at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Honor Band weekend culminated with a final concert held at Gustavus Christ Chapel and featured the Gustavus Wind Orchestra as well as the High School Honor Band. Over 100 student musicians from about 40 high schools in Minnesota and Iowa comprised the Honor Band membership.
School lunch participation down, guidelines blamed
By Rich Glennie Editor A visibly frustrated Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board and its food service managers discussed how to improve participation in the school lunch program at the Nov. 12 GSL School Board meeting at Lakeside Elementary in Silver Lake. Statistics from the first two months of this school year showed a marked decrease in students eating the school lunches and the free breakfasts. The culprit appears to be the new federally mandated school lunch guidelines that aim at attacking obesity in students. A main component of the new guidelines is portion sizes, in which maximum portions are set by the new guidelines. John Durtschi, district manager of Chartwells School Dining Services, said one of the greatest challenges involves the maximum portion sizes that the new federal rules demand. Many students feel the portions are not large enough. “Acceptance by students has been difficult,”Durtschi said. “Participation is lower than expected.” Participation fell on average 119 meals a day in September and 138 a day in October compared to last year at the secondary level. Numbers were “flat” at the elementary school level. The main concern, Durtschi said is at the middle school and high school level. Durtschi cited a lot of negative media publicity shortly after the new federal mandates were announced. He predicted the downward trend will turn around, but perhaps not this year at the secondary school level. Bernie Getzlaff, GSL food services director and a Chartwells employee, said a survey of students a couple of weeks ago was “disappointing,” because there was a lot of criticism, but not many suggestions of how to improve the food choices. Another survey, to be conducted by student government, is being planned, she said in hopes of getting more concrete ideas. “In some ways, my hands are tied with the new regulations,” Getzlaff said. The aim of the new federal rules on school lunches is to address the growing epidemic of obesity among young people in the country. “Kids are not becoming obese on school lunches,” said angry board member Kevin Kuester. He suggested the federal and state officials — who made up these new guidelines and the smaller portions being dished out to students — should be asked to come to GSL “and eat the same meals kids are eating.” While Chartwells is only doing what is required, Kuester said, federal officials “need to figure out where obesity is coming from, and it’s not from school lunches!” He pointed to after-school eating habits, along with lack of exercise and activities as bigger culprits leading to obesity in students. Durtschi said his gut feeling is the middle school students may be more accepting of the school lunches than the high school students, but the two groups are lumped together in the statistics. The new federal rules have eliminated some popular foods, including the self-serve salad bar, Durtschi said. “We can’t do that this year,” and staff is now required to mete out proper portions. GSL food service has the same food, same cooks “but different quantities of some items,” Durtschi said. On the positive side, GSL is certified to receive the additional 6 cents per meal (reimbursement),” Durtschi said. “A lot of parents have talked to me,” Kuester said of the new school lunch program. “Consider a survey of parents.” Kuester said there also needs to be a better understanding of portion sizes. “The government does not realize that one size does not fill all,” Kuester said. He cited the example of giving the same portions to an 80-pound eighth-grade girl and a 200pound high school boy. Durtschi agreed that one size does not fill all and added that some officials at the state level “recognize that, too. But the USDA guidelines dictate.” Board member Jason Lindeman said as the federal government tries to solve the obesity problem, “they’re starving our kids. That makes no sense. We have to deal with it, but it makes no sense.” Getzlaff noted more students area bringing bagged lunches to school. Often, they also buy school lunch as well, she said. Board member Gary Schreifels asked if the mandates in the coming years will be stricter? There will be changes next year, Durtschi said, like only 100 percent whole-grains, but he added that GSL already is heading in that direction. Durtschi said there will be changes in the breakfast programs in 2013-14 in which, for example, the portion sizes for fruits will increase from a half cup to a full cup. Lunch prices also will be increased another 10 cents next school year, according to the federal guidelines, Durtschi added. Schreifels also asked, “Is there a lot of food waste?” Getzlaff said she has not witnessed that at GSL. She said when the students do not like something they say “no thanks” and leave it. “I’ve seen more waste at other schools than I’ve seen here,” Durtschi added. Schreifels also asked how the lower participation in school lunches will impact the district’s ability to offer free breakfast to students. Durtschi said GSL’s lunch program will remain profitable and “be solvent for next year.” But he added that several years down the road, the district may need to look at whether to continue offering free breakfasts to students. “If you turn participation around, it will make a decision next spring a little easier,” Durtschi said. The 10-cent price increase does not generate a lot of additional money, Durtschi added, “and there are still fixed costs that need to be paid.” Durtschi said two months of data “is not enough to determine what’s happening.” GSL Superintendent Chris Sonju said he appreciated Chartwells working with the district on this issue.
MnDOT approves $397,000 funding increase for Trailblazer Transit
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board (JPB) heard some good news Thursday morning — the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has increased its funding for the two-county public transit system. Trailblazer Director Gary Ludwig said Trailblazer had submitted a $2 million request for MnDOT-funded programs for 2013, and MnDOT approved $1.597 million, an increase of $397,000 over 2012. MnDOT funds about 85 percent of its approved programs. That means the local share (costs paid by McLeod and Sibley counties) will be significantly lower in 2013, Ludwig said. If funding levels had remained the same, the local share would have been $434,200 in total, or $289,467 for McLeod County and $144,733 for Sibley County. Now, the local share will be $398,250 total; $265,500 to be paid by McLeod County and $132,750 by Sibley County. The MnDOT-approved budget also includes funding for an operations manager, which has been included in the Trailblazer organizational structure and budget in recent years, but never filled. Ludwig said Trailblazer will begin advertising for the position now. The one program that wasn’t approved, Ludwig said, was a route between Winsted and Buffalo to accommodate the Adult Training and Habilitation Center (ATHC), although MnDOT did approve a route between Winsted and Watertown, which also will accommodate AHTC clients. “MnDOT identified that as a service we need to start,” said Ludwig. Ludwig said the Winsted-toBuffalo route isn’t out of the question, but Trailblazer may need to work something out with either Wright County for funding or collaborate with another transit service to get the route established. Jason Telander, ATHC executive director, said ATHC will continue to use leased vans for those clients until such time as another option can be worked out. Ludwig said not funding the Buffalo route through localshare dollars will save the two counties another $60,000 collectively. In other budget items, the JPB approved a 3 percent salary increase for 2013, with 1.5 percent to be applied to the salary range, and the other 1.5 percent to be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase. It also approved increasing Trailblazer’s contribution to health insurance premiums by $34 per month on family coverage. In other business, Ludwig reported on a meeting regarding possible cooperation between transit systems with Meeker County and River Rider held in September. “Pets are Braggin’ and Tails are Waggin’ at...” The three systems discussed the possibility of sharing a safety director, but refrained from discussions on other ways to partner until after the November election. Meeker County’s Board of Commissioners will have all new membership Jan. 1, while Wright County also will have a majority of its board as new commissioners. Ludwig said those participating in the discussions decided it would be best to discontinue them until March or April 2013, after the new commissioners have had some time to get oriented.
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Panther girls’ basketball to build team around Ober, Klockmann
By Lee Ostrom Sports Editor he 2011-12 girls’ basketball season at Glencoe-Silver Lake was supposed to be a dandy. Maybe 20 wins. Maybe a run in Section 2 (Class AAA). Maybe. Instead, there were neverending injuries, illnesses and other disruptions. When all was said and done, only three girls — senior Jackie Stifter, 61 junior Clarissa Ober and 5-11 sophomore Stephanie Klockmann — had played in every game. The team won only 10 times in its first 25 outings, and the Panthers were one and done in the section tournament. Yet, through it all, head coach Cullen Ober noted that the players who could play “always battled.” Teamwork persisted. So did a strong work ethic. “The biggest thing,” he said, “they allowed (opponents) only 44 points per game.”
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07....at Watertown-Mayer. .....7:30 11....at Bloom. Jefferson...7:00 13....Hutchinson................7:30 15....New Ulm ...................1:30 18....at Waconia................7:30 21....Rocori .......................7:30 28....GSL tourney..............TBA 29....GSL tourney..............TBA
05....Section play-in ..........TBA 08....at Dassel-Cokato ......7:30 11....at Mound-Wtka. ........6:30 12....NYA Central ..............7:30 15....N.London-Spicer.......7:30 18....Orono........................7:30 19....at Faribault................7:30 22....at Litchfield ...............7:30 25....at Hutchinson............7:30 29....at Annandale.............7:30
Now, nine seniors off that squad have graduated, bigs Clarissa Ober and Klockmann are back, and some new faces hope to round out a new edition of Panthers. Maybe in 2012-13. *** Clarissa Ober begins her fifth year in a varsity role; Klockmann her third. Last winter, Ober averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 2.3 steals a night; Klockmann 8.2 points and 7.3 rebounds. Ober was an All-Wright County Conference selection; Klockmann received honorable mention. Since then, each girl has played about 60 summer games (50 in AAU, 10 more in a local Tuesday night league); then filled major roles on GSL’s 25-4 volleyball team
this past fall. Cullen Ober says the two are stronger both mentally and physically; indeed, they are improved as all-around basketball players. After Ober and Klockmann, though, varsity experience is scarce. The five additional letter winners — 5-4 junior guard Samantha Lange, 5-3 senior guard Brooke Kaczmarek, 5-9 senior center Taylor Breidenbach, 5-9 senior guard/forward Courtney Wolff, and 5-2 senior guard Alex Stensvad — combined to score only 11 varsity points on 24 shots a year ago. Cullen Ober likes the “tough defense” and willingness to shoot Lange brings, he likes Kaczmarek’s “quickness,” and he likes the high energy and positive attitudes all five girls offer. Of the five, Lange picked up the most varsity minutes in the final weeks of the 2011-12 season. GSL’s preliminary varsity roster for its opener Nov. 30 at St. Peter includes another senior in 5-9 Kelly Beneke, who transfers over from gymnastics, and an eighth-grader in 55 guard Maddie Monahan. Look for Monahan to play. “She’s so smooth with the ball,” Cullen Ober said, “and she knows how to shoot and score.” Monahan played a busy AAU schedule over the summer, too, and has impressed coach Ober with her work ethic. Another newcomer to keep an eye on is 5-5 junior guard/forward Maria Leon, who transfers to GSL from a school district in Nevada. Coach Ober likes her explosiveness and shooting form. Watch, too, athletic ninthgrader Madison Kalenberg, a 5-5 guard/forward. Rounding out a 13-girl varsity roster are
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
Section 5(AA) Tourney 07....1st Round
27....at St.Peter. ................7:30 29....at Jordan...................7:30 Silver Lake Leader photo by Lee Ostrom
04....at Belle Plaine...........7:30 06....Marshall ....................7:30 11....New Prague..............7:30 14....at Annandale.............7:30 20....Mayer Lutheran ........7:30 28....vs. Luverne ...............7:30
Six of Glencoe-Silver Lake’s seven returning letter winners are pictured. From left, they are: front row, Alex Stensvad, Samantha Lange; back row, Courtney juniors Erin Novak, at 5-6, and Jenny Illg, 5-8. Cullen Ober is working with a lot of new players. He says it will be tough to replace last year’s nine graduates. “But I think we’11 be up to the challenge,” he said. *** — The Panthers expect to start the season with six seniors, seven juniors, four sophomores, two ninth-graders and 46 girls in all, grades 7-12. These nine players will open the winter on the JV: Amanda Meyer (grade 11), Samantha Dahlke (11), Keisha Prafke (10), Piper Davis (10), Callie Raduenz (10), Tiffany Weber (10), Jordan Rolf (9), Rachael Popp (8) and McKenna Monahan (7).
Wolff, Taylor Breidenbach, Clarissa Ober, and Stephanie Klockmann. Missing is Brooke Kaczmarek.
January Early on, look for Nowak, Leon, Illg and Kalenberg to get playing minutes in both games — varsity and JV. — Ober’s staff retains Zach Otto-Fisher (JV, top varsity assistant) and Sarah Schoon (eighth-graders). Newcomers are Dave Prehn (C-squad) and Becky Haddad (seventhgraders). This year’s volunteer varsity assistants are Dave Wendlandt and Matt Ober. — As a member of the Wright County Conference’s West Division, GSL will play each West rival twice (one at home, one away) and each team from the WCC East once. That makes for a 14-game league schedule. Members of the WCC West Division are Annandale, Dassel-Cokato, Litchfield, New London-Spicer and GSL. “There are a lot of battles we’re going to have to be ready for,” coach Ober said about any game night in the WCC. He expects Marshall and Mankato East to be strong in a tough Section 2 (Class AAA). — No holiday tournament for GSL’s girls this winter. Their lone game during the holidays is a Dec. 28 clash with Luverne to be played at Southwest State University in Marshall. — Ober played her summer AAU ball as a member of North Tartan program; Klockmann played with the Comets out of St. Cloud/Sauk Rapids; Monahan with the Minnesota Fury.
05....at New Ulm ...............3:00 08....Dassel-Cokato ..........7:30 11....at Mound-Wtka. ........7:45 12....at NYA Central ..........6:00 15....at N.London-Spicer...7:30 18....at Orono....................7:30 22....Litchfield ...................7:30 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
Section 2(AAA) Tourney 02....2nd Round
30....Annandale ................6:00
Coach getting to know GSL gymnasts
By Lee Ostrom Sports Editor Glencoe-Silver Lake’s new gymnastics head coach is just starting to get acquainted with her pupils. Ashleigh Moelter did not know GSL was looking for a coach, or that she might be interested, until husband Chris brought home the news this past August. A captain her senior year (class of 2006) at St. Peter High School, where she competed as an all-arounder, Moelter coached a year at New Ulm before stepping back to have twins Christopher and Makenna, now age 3, and Jack, 1. Suddenly in the summer of 2012, though, a door was opening. “I missed gymnastics the past few years,” she said. So, here she is — with Chris, who coaches soccer in Chaska and has a spotting background in gymnastics. The Moelters, who own and operate the Dairy Queens in Winthrop and Redwood Falls, figure to keep busy at Panther Field House, too. Moelter reports having 17 high school and 13 middle school gymnasts on roster; plus another 30 in grades K-6 with GSL Community Education’s Panther Paws program, which the couple also takes over. The varsity has been making steady progress lately, taking its team tally at the last three Section 2 (Class A) meets from 126.8 in 2010 to 128.2 in 2011 last year’s sections, but did not compete. Cassidy Schrader is not an all-arounder, but she is a captain — along with Petersen and Ebbers. Ashleigh Moelter likes all four. “They’ve got a lot going for them,” she said. She is just starting to get to know most of the girls, and what each might be capable of doing. It’s all about building routines full of good skills and fun excitement. The 2012-13 GSL gymnasts go on stage for the first time Friday evening, Nov. 30, when fellow Wright County Conference member Annandale pays a visit to Panther Field House. *** — In 2012-13, GSL continues its cooperative in gymnastics with Buffalo Lake-Hector. — GSL has six WCC duals on its home schedule. After Annandale, Orono will be here on Dec. 21, followed by Dassel-Cokato, Waconia, Delano, and Mound-Westonka. — GSL’s invitational is Saturday, Jan. 19. Invitees are New Ulm, Orono, Sauk Rapids-Rice, South St. Paul, Stewartville, Waseca and Watertown-Mayer. — This year’s Section 2 (Class A) meet is Feb. 15 at Watertown-Mayer. Teams are from Blue Earth Area, Chaska, GSL, Mankato East, Mankato West, New Prague, New Ulm, St. Peter, Waconia, Waseca and Watertown-Mayer.
01....at Becker Inv. ...........noon 08....at Northfield Inv.......10:30 13....at WM triangular .......6:00 15....at St. Peter................1:00 21....Orono........................6:00
08....at Litchfield ...............6:00 11....Dassel-Cokato ..........6:00 18....Waconia....................6:00 19....GSL Invite................noon 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 Invite.................9:30 08 ...at Andover Inv. ........10:00 13....at Litchfield 2D..........6:00 15....at Richfield Inv. .........9:00 20....at Hutch 2D...............6:00
03....GSL 2D (with Waconia, Hutchinson).......................6:00 05....at Ogilvie Inv...........10:00 08....at WM 2D..................6:30 10....GSL 2D (with Delano, Orono)...............................6:00 12....at Zimmerman Inv.. ...9:00 19....at LCWM Invie ........10:00 22....St.Peter (at LP).........6:00 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
GSL’s 2012-13 gymnastics captains, from left, are: Cassidy Schrader, Ashley to 129.4 last winter. While two all-arounders from the 2011-12 team have not returned, three do. They are
Petersen, and Becca Ebbers.
sophomore Ashley Petersen, who posted a 32.7 score at sections last February; junior Becca Ebbers, who missed two
of four events (her better two) at sections due to injuries; and ninth-grader Paige Anderson, who dressed for and soaked in
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Grand jury indicts deputy for alleged assault during April 13 drug raid
A McLeod County deputy sheriff was indicted by a grand jury Oct. 19 and faces four charges — two felonies and two misdemeanors — regarding a shooting incident while he and other members of an emergency response team were executing a search warrant April 13. According to documents filed in McLeod County District Court, Deputy Mark Eischens “intentionally discharged a firearm under circumstances that endangered the safety of another …” According to a news release from the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, department policy is that “a criminal investigation is initiated when a deputy is involved in this type of incident.” The matter was referred for investigation to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), which turned over its findings to McLeod County Attorney Mike Junge. Junge, in turn, referred the case to Sibley County Attorney David Schauer. Junge and district judges Terrence Conkel, Thomas McCarthy and Michael Savre have all recused themselves from the case. A grand jury was convened after the matter was referred to Schauer and returned the indictment. An indictment is a determination that there is probable cause to believe the offenses have been committed by a defendant. It does not mean that a defendant is guilty; that is determined in future court hearings. In addition, evidence at a grand jury hearing is presented only by prosecutors, not the defendant. The defense presents its evidence and witnesses during the criminal trial. The alleged incident occurred while Eischens and other members of an emergency response team executed a search warrant at a home northeast of Biscay on April 13. Harry Lee Ondracek, who was at the home, was grazed by a bullet, taken to a hospital where he was treated, then booked on fifth-degree drug charges. Eischens is facing a felony charge of assault in the second degree - dangerous weapon and a felony charge of possessing a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm that endanger safety. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of assault in the fifth degree - inflict or attempt bodily harm; and a misdemeanor charge of dangerous weapons - recklessly handle or use. The sheriff’s office news release said Eischens, 41, has been a deputy sheriff since Oct. 1, 2001. In that time, “there is no history of discipline in his personnel file,” although there is “one letter of recognition in 2008 as well as one letter of appreciation in 2008.” Along with being a patrol deputy, Eischens also has been a field training officer, defensive tactics/use of force instructor, firearms instructor, Taser instructor, and a member of the McLeod County Emergency Response team. Eischens is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the court proceedings, and also was released on his own recognizance by the court after being booked. He is being represented by Robert Jon Fowler, an attorney for Fowler Law Firm, which is the general counsel for the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police. A contested omnibus (evidentiary) hearing has been set for Dec. 17 in McLeod County District, and a jury trial has been set for Jan. 7, 2013.
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Submit a recipe to be used for print in this section. All submissions will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres tickets. Drawing(s) will be held throughout the year. *Recipes will be printed at the discretion of the editor. Baked Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls Ingredients: 1 package (13.3 ounces) refrigerated french bread loaf 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups baby spinach, coarsely chopped 1 clove fresh garlic, minced 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup light sour cream 2 tablespoons fresh shredded Parmesan cheese 1/8 teaspoon Ancho chili pepper 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 10 muffin cups with cooking spray. Unroll package of french bread loaf and slice into 10 equal slices, about 1-inch thick. Press each slice into about a 3-inch round. Press into bottom and up sides of the muffin cup. Set aside. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir spinach until wilted, about 3 minutes, then add garlic, cook and stir for another minute then turn heat off. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, cooked spinach and garlic, Parmesan cheese, Ancho chili powder, garlic salt, salt and pepper. With a cookie scoop, scoop dip into each of the centers of bread bowls. Top evenly with shredded cheese and bake 15 to 17 minutes until just turning brown on edges. Remove and let cool 3 to 5 minutes before serving. Red Rooster Slush container. Freeze for several hours. Scoop into punch cups or wine glasses and serve. Brown Butter Snickerdoodles Ingredients: 2-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter 1-1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt Rolling mix: 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoon cinnamon Directions: Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt in a bowl and set aside. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk consistently while butter foams. After a couple of minutes, butter will begin to brown on bottom of saucepan; continue to whisk and remove from heat as soon as butter begins to brown and gives off a nutty aroma. Transfer butter to a bowl immediately to keep from burning. Set aside to cool. Then mix butter and sugars until well-blended. Beat in egg, yolk, vanilla, and yogurt. Add in flour mixture slowly and beat on low speed until just combined. Chill dough for 30 minutes in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon for rolling mixture. Once dough is chilled, measure about 1-1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Roll into cinnamon sugar mixture and flatten very slightly. Place dough balls on cookie sheet, 2 inches apart, and bake 8 to 11 minutes.
Nov. 26-30 Silver Lake Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Swiss steak, baked potato, corn, bread, margarine, pineapple, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Lemon pepper fish, augratin potatoes, green beans, bread, margarine, apple cake, lowfat milk. Wednesday — Meatloaf with catsup, whole parslied potatoes, Scandinavian blend vegetables, bread, margarine, mandarin oranges, low-fat milk. Thursday — Pork steak, rice, applesauce, carrots, dinner roll, margarine, lemon angel food cake, low-fat milk. Friday — Minestrone soup, meat salad on bun, peaches, crackers, margarine, cookie, lowfat milk. GSL Schools Elementary/Jr. High/Sr. High Breakfast Monday — Blueberry muffin and yogurt or Kix Berry cereal and blueberry muffin, apple juice cup, lowfat 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 — Breakfast pizza or reduced sugar Coco Puffs cereal and string cheese, orange wedges, low-fat milk. Thursday — Egg and cheese omelet or reduced sugar Fruit Loops cereal and blueberry muffin, orange juice cup, low-fat milk. Friday — No school. Helen Baker/Lakeside Lunch Monday — Chicken nuggets, yogurt-American cheese-crackers fun lunch, mashed potatoes, jicama slices with dressing, orange wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday —Italian meat sauce over whole-grain rotini pasta, bread stick, deli combo sub, seasoned green beans, caesar romaine side salad with dressing, grapes, baked cinnamon apple slices. Wednesday — Hamburger on whole-wheat bun, turkey and cheese on whole-grain bread, oven-baked beans, confetti coleslaw, petite banana, chilled peaches. Thursday — Turkey noodle casserole, bread stick, ham and cheese on whole-grain bun, seasoned carrots, broccoli florets with dressing, sliced strawberries, chilled pears. Friday — No school. High School Lunch Monday — Sweet and sour popcorn chicken, brown rice, seasoned peas, sweet corn salad, cucumbers with dressing, orange wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Italian meatsauce over whole-grain rotini pasta, bread stick, seasoned green beans, romaine caesar salad, jicama sticks with dressing, grapes, cinnamon apple slices. Wednesday — Beefy nachos with tortilla chips, cheese sauce, brown fiesta rice, refried beans, confetti coleslaw, red pepper strips with dressing, petite banana, chilled peaches. Thursday — Chicken alfredo, whole-grain pasta, broccoli, wholegrain dinner roll, seasoned carrots, kidney bean salad, broccoli with dressing, sliced strawberries, chilled pears. Friday — No school.
Ingredients: 1-1/2 quarts cranberry juice cocktail 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, defrosted 2 cups vodka Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a large plastic
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Hearing Notice
NOTICE OF HEARING ON IMPROVEMENT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the city council of the City of Silver Lake, Minnesota, will meet at the Silver Lake Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012, to consider the making of an improvement, described as “Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) Improvement Project”, on the following street: • Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) from Gehlin Drive to TH 7. Improvements will include but not be limited to construction of sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, concrete curb and gutter, aggregate base, concrete street surfacing, concrete walk, turf restoration, and miscellaneous items required to properly complete the improvements, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §§429.011 to 429.111. The area proposed to be assessed for such improvement includes properties abutting such improvements and properties for which benefit can be attributed. The estimated cost of the improvement is $2,133,464.45. A reasonable estimate of the impact of the assessment will be available at the hearing. Such persons as desire to be heard with reference to the proposed improvement will be heard at this meeting. Kerry Venier City Clerk/Treasurer (Published in The Silver Lake Leader November 15 & 22, 2012)
People News
Daughter born to Goldens
John and Debra Golden of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Erin Debra Dell, on Nov. 4, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Erin weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 inches. Siblings are Matthew and Addison John “A.J.” Grandparents are Alvin Krueger of Hutchinson and John and Eva May Golden of Menomonie, Wis.
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Clarkin family notes birth
Derek and Stacy Clarkin of Prior Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Isla Mae Clarkin, on Oct. 25, 2012, at Fairview Ridges Hospital. Isla Mae weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches. Older sister is Brynn Olivia. Grandparents are Bruce and Kathleen Exsted of Silver Lake, Steven and Rebecca Clarkin of New Ulm and Donald Zimmermann of Hastings. Great-grandparents are Florian and Marietta Nowak of Silver Lake, Elizabeth Woodward of Roseville, Bonnie Zimmermann of Hastings and Beverly Clarkin of Falcon Heights.
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GENERAL INFORMATION: Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.10 requires that every school board shall publish the subject data of this report. Glenceo-Silver Lake Schools 2859 District Name: District Number: FY 2013 BUDGET FY 2012 ACTUAL JUNE 30, 2012 JUNE 30, 2013 FY 2012 FY 2013 BUDGET FY 2012 ACTUAL EXPENDITURES EXPENDITURES FUND ACTUAL FUND PROJECTED FUND BEGINNING FUND REVENUES AND REVENUES AND AND TRANSFERS AND TRANSFERS BALANCES BALANCES BALANCES TRANSFERS IN TRANSFERS IN OUT OUT General Fund/Restricted $ 968,021.00 $ 1,881,239.00 $ 2,025,880.00 $ 823,380.00 $ 1,726,444.00 $ 2,036,771.00 $ 513,053.00 General Fund/Other Food Service Fund Community Service Fund Building Construction Fund Debt Service Fund Trust Fund Internal Service Fund * OPEB Revocable Trust Fund OPEB Irrevocable Trust Fund OPEB Debt Service Fund TOTAL - ALL FUNDS $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 5,304,082.00 $ 14,014,532.00 $ 14,206,448.00 $ 116,600.00 $ 140,299.00 $ $ 14,233.00 $ 998,832.00 $ 802,302.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ 953,643.00 $ 757,949.00 $ $ 557,376.00 $ 3,785.00 $ 911,875.00 $ 722,819.00 $ $ 540,530.00 $ 16,700.00 $ $ $ $ $ 5,112,166.00 $ 14,049,152.00 $ 14,161,139.00 $ 158,368.00 $ 175,429.00 $ $ 31,079.00 $ 985,917.00 $ 803,627.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ 993,394.00 $ 693,340.00 $ $ 567,788.00 $ 3,700.00 $ 967,782.00 $ 736,615.00 $ $ 549,530.00 $ 17,700.00 $ $ $ $ $ 5,000,179.00 183,980.00 132,154.00 49,337.00
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Page 8 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, November 22, 2012
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
75 YEARS AGO - NOV. 27, 1937 — A petition signed by 47 voters was presented to the village council requesting the council present to the voters at the coming election the question whether the Village of Silver Lake shall own, conduct and operate on behalf of said village a municipal liquor store. The village council decided not to submit the municipal liquor store proposition to the voters at the coming election for an “advisory” vote, but boosted 3.2 and the liquor store license substantially. The 3.2 license was advanced from $50 to $250 and the hard liquor license raised from $700 to $1200. Saturday, Nov. 27, is the last day for candidates to file for village office. To date only Councilman F.G. Zrust has filed for re-election. Three positions remain open: that of president of the council, justice of the peace and constable. A squad of 25 men answered the call of the 1937-38 Silver Lake High School basketball season when drills began Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pavlish moved to Silver Lake and are living in rooms in Joe Jagodzinski’s residence. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sowinski moved from the farm to Minneapolis where they will reside. Some of the specials at The Quality Food Store include: Softasilk cake flour, 4 pound bag 25¢; 49 pound bag of IGA flour for $1.79; Spry or Crisco, 3 pound can 55¢; large head lettuce 6¢; apples, bushel 89¢; Blue G coffee 26¢ pound, dinner plate with each pound; 5 pound box assorted chocolates 89¢. Wednesday morning, Nov. 10, Barney O’Hagan and Germaine Weiss were united in marriage at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Glencoe. Mildred Totushek and Alvin J. Bren were married on Thursday evening, Nov. 18, at the Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake At noon on Tuesday at the Silver Lake Presbyterian parsonage, Mildred Mohring and Richard Lenz were married. Saturday at two o’clock at the Silver Lake Presbyterian manse, Edith Fimon was united in marriage to Edward A. Ondrachek. St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart was the scene of the wedding on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at nine o’clock of Helen Navara and Alfred Urban. 50 YEARS AGO - NOV. 22, 1962 — Wednesday was warm with the temperature 55 degrees and windy. At the first ever Silver Lake Parent-Son FFA Awards Banquet, Harvey Dvorak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dvorak, received the Star Chapter Farmer Award. Supt. Howard I. Smith, Joseph Gehlen, Orrin Hager, and Jerome Kaminsky were elected to the degree of honorary chapter members because of the help they have given the chapter and its members during the past year. The Silver Lake Lakeite basketball team opens its season on Tuesday evening at the public school gym when it plays the visiting Winsted team. A herd of approximately 20 to 30 head of young stock belonging to Harlan Wegscheid of Lester Prairie broke out of the line fence and ran up onto Highway 7 on Friday night at about 8:30 o’clock. Two vehicles rammed into the cattle, killing one of the cows and damaging both cars. A week ago Saturday afternoon, Raymond Gueningsmann, 28-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gueningsmann, suffered serious injury when both his hands were caught in the picker, resulting in the loss of eight fingers; his thumbs were not injured. 25 YEARS AGO - NOV. 26, 1987 — Charles Greentree, former Citizens State Bank president, was arrested this past week in Florida. The arrest, made by the FBI, followed a Federal Grand Jury indictment alleging six counts of bank embezzlement. The Silver Lake Civic Association is sponsoring its sixth-annual Arts & Craft Sale on Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Silver Lake Auditorium. There will be a battle of the undefeated on Saturday, Nov. 28, when the Silver Lake Lakeite football team takes on the Verndale Pirates for the State 9-Man Championship at the Dome. The Lakeites defeated Waldorf-Pemberton 47-27 last Saturday, advancing them to state playoffs. Jerry Dubisar Sr., 83, passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, at the Veterans Hospital, Minneapolis. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 27, from the St. Adalbert’s Church.
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Lions donate dictionaries
On Monday, several members from area Lions clubs donated dictionaries to the third-grade students at Lakeside Elementary. The Lions Clubs include Silver Lake, Glencoe, New Auburn, Plato and Brownton. The Lions have been donating dictionaries to the students for several years. Above, students Sophia Becker, Karlee Karg and Kalista Willhite are all smiles with their new dictionaries. To the left, Silver Lake Lions member Lynn Monger shows students all the features of the dictionary.
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9, and hired the band “Shirts & Skins” to entertain. The fire department will pay for the rates for liquor, beer and pop, as well as the costs for bartenders and will be required to clean the auditorium or pay the $75 organization fee. • Reviewed the public safety report to find that the Silver Lake Police Department has seen an increase in mental health and domestic assault calls. Chief Forrest Henriksen reported that violations in the one-way portion of Lake Avenue are still occurring and citations are being issued. • Reviewed the public works report to find that the water tower epoxy is in “good shape,” according to water tower specialist Rich Kemmis, from Maguire Iron, Inc. “The tank is actually in good shape. We should do an overcoat on the exterior, but the epoxy is in really good shape,” Kemmis said. “We’ll be cleaning the tank every year now, and we’ll keep an eye on the epoxy,” Kemmis said. Council hired Maguire Iron to apply a frost jacket to the water tower at a cost of $19,500, but will discuss painting the exterior at a future meeting. • Approved the proposed building fee schedule presented by Scott Qualle of MNSpect, LLC, pending discussion of the “special investigation fee.” • Approved an on-sale wine license for Molly’s restaurant.
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‘Annie’ ends its run
The Glencoe-Silver Lake fall musical “Annie” completed its two-week run of performances Saturday night at the high school auditorium. Morgan Dahlke, center, played the lead role as Annie. To the left is Mark Broderius, who starred as Oliver Warbucks, and at right is Steph Chastek as Grace Farrell. The performance also featured elementary students as well as high school actors, a pit orchestra as well as behind-the-scenes crews. The GSL students also added a fund-raising collection to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.
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