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Vol. 112 No. 2 • Thursday, December 27, 2012 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Single copy
Submitted photos
NFL Play 60
Miranda Litzau, pictured
above and in the front, and
to the right with the
Vikings mascot, earned
tickets to the Minnesota
Vikings vs. Chicago Bears
game on Dec. 9 after enter-
ing an essay on “How to
stay active” in the NFL
Play 60 online contest. The
“Play 60” contest is the
National Football League’s
campaign to encourage
kids to be active. Litzau, a
student at Lakeside Ele-
mentary, was one of the
winning students. Above,
she is pictured with her
teacher, Tammy Scher-
mann, Assistant Principal
Michelle Wang and physi-
cal education teacher
Joyce Peterson.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
iranda Litzau, 8, a
third-grade stu-
dent at Lakeside
Elementary in Silver Lake,
won the chance of a lifetime
by simply writing an essay.
Litzau’s essay on “How to
Stay Active” earned her a trip
to the Mall of America Field
to see the Minnesota Vikings
play against the Chicago
Bears, as well as time on the
field “diving and catching”
with the Vikings mascot.
The contest was part of the
“NFL Play 60” campaign,
which is the National Foot-
ball League’s movement to
encourage kids to be active
for 60 minutes a day “in
order to help reverse the
trend of childhood obesity.”
After the game on Dec. 9,
Litzau headed down to the
football field to enjoy a few
games with other winners,
and to meet the Vikings mas-
“We got to dive and catch
against the mascot,” Litzau
She also got her picture
taken with the mascot and
with a couple of the Vikings
“It was my first game, and
it was really cool,” she said.
To enter the contest, Litzau
said she had to write an essay
on “How you plan to get ac-
tive and eat right.”
“I wrote about the sports I
like to do, and what my Dad
always says. He always tells
me to get to bed early,”
Litzau said.
She said she enjoys playing
softball and soccer. “I also
like gymnastics and swim-
ming,” she said.
In her essay, Litzau wrote
she would stay active by run-
ning a “half of a mile,” play-
ing soccer and “playing
gymnastics and learning
some new tricks.”
Litzau also wrote, “You
should eat healthy foods and
drinks like fruits, vegetables,
and healthy lunches and sup-
pers. And drink milk and
some Gatorade and have pop
as a treat. You should have 11
or 10 hours of sleep. It is very
important to sleep and rest,
and then the next morning
you should have energy.”
Tammy Schermann,
Litzau’s teacher at Lakeside,
said she sent information
about the contest home with
the students.
“I didn’t require them to
write an essay, but I told
them about the contest and
said it was an option for them
to do on their own. Miranda
and Malayh Metcalf were the
only two from the class who
participated. We are so proud
of both of them!” Schermann
The NFL Play 60 campaign
offers many contests for stu-
dents and schools in all com-
munities for the chance to
meet NFL players and tickets
to football games.
Litzau is the daughter of
Laurie and Brian Litzau of
rural Glencoe.
‘How to Stay Active’ essay
earns Litzau NFL award
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
Three citizens and several
McLeod County Sheriff De-
partment members were hon-
ored Wednesday for their
efforts throughout 2012.
The three citizens — Gus-
tavo Guevara and Clark and
Kenny Fillbrandt — were rec-
ognized for the roles they
played in two separate events
— a fiery car crash in Septem-
ber that claimed the lives of
two young men, and the July
16 bank robbery that resulted
in a suspect fleeing on foot
through area corn fields.
According to Sheriff Scott
Rehmann, Guevara came upon
a car crash Sept. 28. Along
with Deputy Matt Rolf, Gue-
vara attempted to pull the vic-
tims from the vehicle despite
the flames.
“Deputy Rolf and Gustavo
approached the car, which was
on fire, and worked together in
pulling one of the victims
away from the vehicle and
fire,” said Rehmann.
Guevara received a plaque
for his efforts; Rolf received a
letter of recognition.
Clark and Kenny Fillbrandt
received letters of recognition
for their roles in helping the
sheriff’s department locate a
suspect from the Hutchinson
bank robbery.
According to Rehmann, the
Fillbrandts reported to Deputy
Justin Thompson that a person
matching the suspect’s de-
scription had been spotted rid-
ing a bicycle near their
Although deputies were un-
able to locate the suspect at
first, Thompson was on his
way home July 18 when a bi-
cyclist crossed the road in
front of him. Thompson called
for additional deputies, a
perimeter was set up, and the
robbery suspect was arrested a
short time later.
Thompson also received a
letter of recognition for his ef-
Rolf also received a merito-
rious service award for his ac-
tions regarding an attempt to
locate a vehicle driven by a
suspect in a domestic assault,
and a subsequent high-speed
chase in March, which re-
sulted in the driver of the sus-
pect vehicle threatening
officers with a knife.
Rolf, Rehmann said, suc-
cessfully subdued the driver.
Detective Sgt. Rich Gron-
lund also received a letter of
recognition for his efforts in
attempting to stop the bank
robbery suspects’ vehicle the
day of the robbery; and dis-
patcher Angie Sandgren was
honored for her handling of
the incident as a communica-
tions officer.
Sandgren “handled the pur-
suit and acted in a very calm
and professional matter,”
Rehmann said.
Three communications offi-
cers — Teresa Housenick,
Elisa Dording and Jennifer
Otto — were recognized for
their efforts during a school
bus accident that was reported
Jan. 13.
Rehmann said that about 3
p.m. that day, the communica-
tions center began receiving
numerous 9-1-1 calls regard-
ing a school bus accident with
children aboard the bus.
“The initial callers were
very upset and unable to ad-
vise communication officers
Teresa Housenick and Elisa
Dording of their location,”
said Rehmann. “Sgt. Jennifer
Otto was also in dispatch, and
began assisting with the mul-
tiple calls and radio traffic.
After several minutes, the
communications officers were
able to get an accurate location
and got all appropriate respon-
ders en route and on scene.”
Office commendations were
given to Emergency Services
director Kevin Mathews and
Otto for their efforts regarding
the ARMER radio project, and
to Otto and Barb Rieger for the
conversion to a new records
management system.
Citizens, sheriff’s office personnel
honored for efforts during 2012
Update on water tower fire
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
Last Wednesday, the Silver Lake water tower caught fire
while undergoing maintenance.
According to Silver Lake Fire Chief Dale Kosek, the city
contracted Maguire Iron of Sioux Falls, S.D., to replace the
insulation on the riser pipe inside the center column of the
water tower.
Kosek said that while replacing the insulation, some cut-
ting with a torch had to be done, and that’s when the old
insulation caught fire.
The Silver Lake Fire Department had to call in the
Hutchinson Fire Department for support, as it is equipped
with longer ladders to able to reach the fire and put it out.
No structural damage was found on the water tower it-
self, but according to Kosek, “it will need a paint job.”
Silver Lake Leader photos
by Lori Copler
Among those honored
Dec. 19 for extraordinary
efforts during 2012 at the
the McLeod County Sher-
iff’s Department award cer-
emony were, front, from
left, communications offi-
cers Teresa Gutzke and
Elisa Dording, and office
specialist Barb Roiger;
and, back, Kevin Mathews,
emergency services direc-
tor; Matt Rolf, patrol
deputy; Sgt. Jen Otto, com-
munications; Detective Sgt.
Rich Gronlund; and citizen
Gustavo Guevaro. Also
honored, at right, were
Kenny and Clark Fillbrandt,
shown with Sheriff Scott
Swan Lake
aeration will
begin soon
An aeration system, creating
open water and thin ice, is ten-
tatively set to begin in January
2013, weather permitting.
The system will be on Swan
Lake in McLeod County, 117
township, Range 28, Section
Weather conditions may
cause the area of thin ice and
open water to fluctuate greatly.
Stay clear of marked areas, and
watch for future notices.
January is National Blood
Donor Month, a time when the
American Red Cross recog-
nizes and thanks the millions
of dedicated blood donors
across the country for helping
ensure a stable blood supply
for patients in need.
The upcoming blood drives
for McLeod County are set for
Jan. 8, from noon to 6 p.m., at
Peace Lutheran Church, 400
Franklin St. SW, Hutchinson,
and Jan. 10, from 2 p.m. to 7
p.m., at Cactus Jacks II in
Since 1970, National Blood
Donor Month has been cele-
brated in an effort to educate
Americans about the impor-
tance of regular blood dona-
tion and the impact it can
Every day, around 44,000
Two blood drives set in county in January
Blood drives
Turn to page 2
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Hats Off To A
New Year
We look forward to serving
you in 2013.
Silver Lake City Council
Mayor Bruce Bebo; Council members Carol Roquette,
Nolan Johnson, Eric Nelson and Pat Fogarty
With greetings and best wishes
to our neighbors, customers
and friends for a magical and
memorable year. We know we’ll
never forget your generosity,
and look forward to your
continued support.
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From all of us to all of you, go our very best wishes
for a year filled with high spirits, glad tidings and
lots of cause for celebration.
For your goodwill and support,
please accept our deepest gratitude.
Jen Venier & Family
605 Main St., Silver Lake
Silver Lake Leader photo by Brenda Fogarty
December honorees
The December Students of the Month for seventh grade
were honored Thursday at Lincoln Jr. High School. Se-
lected for the honors were, front row, left to right, Jakob
Rusten, science; Avery Correll, choir; Katelyn Dammann,
health; Nicole Seevers, geography; and Ashley Dreier,
ag/industrial technology. In the back are A.J. Anderson
Sanchez, ag/industrial techology; McKenna Monahan,
family and consumer science; Cole Novak, band; Zackary
Herout, English; Paige Litzau, pre-algebra; and Mariah
Koester, art.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Brenda Fogarty
8th-grade students of December
Twelve eighth-grade students were selected as the De-
cember students of the month at Lincoln Jr. High. They
included, front row, left to right, Jayden Lachermeier,
ag/industrial technology; Nicole Llovera, algebra; Marisa
Luchsinger, ag/industrial technology; Dini Schweikert,
science; Tanner Chmielewski, physical education; and
Mitchell Rolf, history. In the back are Brittney Medina, art;
Luis Blanco, English; Ashley Lawrence, English; Luke
Frahm, band; Mitchell Boesche, music; and Sarah Ban-
das, family and consumer science.
Business Expo set Jan. 19
Save the date! The Silver Lake Business Association is
hosting the annual Silver Lake Business Expo on Satur-
day, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All businesses and or-
ganizations interested participating should contact Chris
Kaczmarek at 320-510-1567 or Alyssa Schauer at 715-
Upcoming Events
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
3rd-grade awards
At the Lakeside Elementary all-school
meeting held last Thursday morning, the
December Panther Paw awards for each
grade were announced. Above, in the
front, are Jorge Guerrero, Alyssa Zell-
mann, Miranda Litzau and Owen Peterson.
In the back are Madeline Manteuffel,
Nathan Stoltenburg, Drew Storms, Miles
DeBruin and Brooke Becker. Missing was
Angel Balboa.
pints of blood are needed in
hospitals to help treat trauma
victims, surgery patients,
organ transplant recipients,
premature babies, cancer pa-
tients and more.
January can be an especially
challenging month to collect
blood donations because of in-
clement weather and seasonal
Throughout the month, the
Red Cross is honoring the con-
tributions of those who roll up
their sleeves to help save lives,
one donation at a time.
Blood drives
Continued from page 1
It seems that most of my
holiday and Christmas cele-
brations are routine events
each year.
On Christmas Eve, we usu-
ally spend the evening with
Mom’s immediate side of the
family, and on Christmas Day,
we always go to the Legion in
Silver Lake to spend the morn-
ing and early afternoon with
the Shimanski side, and in the
afternoon, we head to the farm
to spend Christmas evening
with Dad’s side.
We have been doing this
every year of my life I can re-
member. The same menu is
even served each year.
Chicken wild rice, beer
cheese, and chicken dumpling
soups served at Grandma
Genny’s, scalloped potatoes
and turkey sandwiches with
chocolate chip cookie fluff
dessert at Shimanskis, and
meatballs, ham, and an over-
abundance of hors d’oerves at
Grandma Alice’s.
Naturally, I’m always feel-
ing too full the day after
Christmas and can hardly even
look at the jars of leftover
Christmas cookies.
And every year, we engage
in the same activities. At the
Shimanski Christmas, we play
the “dice game” where you
can get a “gift” if you roll dou-
A pie plate of two dice are
set at each table, and you all
take turns shaking the dice and
passing it to your neighbor.
Every time you roll doubles,
you get to grab a gift from the
gift table.
These gifts are much like
white elephant gifts – candles,
picture frames, knick knacks –
re-gifted items that seem to get
re-wrapped and passed around
at next year’s Christmas.
Sometimes, if you’re lucky,
you end up with a box of
chocolates or a deck of cards.
Once the gifts are gone from
the table, you start “stealing”
from each other, and that’s
when the fun begins, and this
cycle continues until time runs
It seems that everyone steals
the biggest gift, and the Legion
gets pretty loud with rambunc-
tious people running from
table to table, grabbing gifts
from each other.
Usually, the biggest gift is
the one everyone takes from
one another, and it always
ends up being an ugly table
setting or something no one re-
ally wants.
So of course, I’ve learned to
grab the smaller gifts, which
usually yield fun little things,
like pens or word finds.
This year, however, the
smallest box turned out to be
one of the biggest gifts, and I
was the lucky one to receive it.
My brothers, a few cousins,
and I were at the table in the
corner (which is a smart
choice because then others for-
get about you when it’s time to
steal gifts), and I was pretty
lucky rolling doubles, so I had
a good stack of small wrapped
boxes at my side.
When the gift table emptied
and it was time to start stealing
from each other, my brother
grabbed one of the smallest
boxes I had and I told him it
was probably jewelry, so he
gave it right back.
After my 17-year-old
cousin, Brittany, heard that,
then she of course took it from
me when she rolled doubles,
but I was lucky enough to roll
doubles again and steal it back,
right in time before the clock
ran out.
I unwrapped the little gift to
find a “Lia Sophia” box (a
brand of jewelry) and immedi-
ately, I was excited, but as I
opened the box, I found a note
inside that said “See Jesse for
this special prize.”
I was confused, and looked
up to find Jesse looking
around to see who got this lit-
tle box. I showed him I had it,
and he smiled and brought an
electric leaf blower over to me.
Yes, that’s right, an electric
leaf blower.
He works as an engineer for
a power tool company in
South Carolina, and this was
one of the prototypes that I
was so lucky to receive!
Of course, my brothers were
jealous, and my cousin was
happy I had taken back that
small box.
So now, come fall, it’s part
of my New Year’s resolution
to have the cleanest sidewalks
around town. And in the mean-
time, I’m thinking of using it
to try out a new dusting tech-
nique in my apartment.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, December 27, 2012 — Page 3
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In loving memory of
David Mickolichek
who passed on Dec. 27, 2009
Our lives go on without you.
And nothing is the same.
We have to hide our heartaches
When someone speaks your name.
Sad are the hearts that love you.
Silent are the tears that fall.
Living our lives without you
Is the hardest part of all.
You did so many things for us
Your heart was kind and true.
And when we needed someone
We could always count on you.
You left us beautiful memories.
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken,
But as God calls us one-by-one
The chain will link again.
Sadly missed by, Gerry
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Mary & John & family
Mike & Brenda & family
Jean & Rob
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The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
winter concert
The Glencoe-Silver Lake
Lakeside bands performed
a winter concert last
Thursday before the
Christmas break. Some of
the six-grade band mem-
bers include, above, front,
from right, Kaliegh Rumrill,
Maddy Lemke and Haley
Lukes. In the back are
Rhyan Herrmann, Leah
Bettcher, Adam Garoutte,
Josh Kuehn and Savan-
nah Ardolf. The group per-
formed “Ding Dong Merrily
on High.” At the left are
clarinet players Lily
Schmitt, at left, and Taylor
Kaczmarek. Lakeside
music teacher Jamie
Rossmiller directed the
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sat., Dec. 29 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 30 — “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.; take down Christmas deco-
rations, 11:30 a.m.
Mon., Dec. 31 — New Year’s
Eve get-together, 8 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 2 — Confirmation,
discipleship class, 6 p.m.; prayer
time, 7 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 4 — Church building
in use for a wedding.
Sat., Jan. 5 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.
Sun., Jan. 6 — “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 Center-
shot graduates, 11:45 a.m.
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends
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., Dec. 30 — Worship, 10
a.m.; coffee fellowship after wor-
Wed., Jan. 2 — Presbyterian
Women meeting, 1:30 p.m.; light
supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes,
6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m.
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Fri., Dec. 28 — Meet and greet
at Prairie Senior Cottages, 1:30
Sat. Dec. 29 — Reconciliation,
5 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 30 — Mass, 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 31 — Mass, 6:30
Tues., Jan. 1 — Parish offices
closed; Mass, 9 a.m.
Wed., Jan. 2 — Religious edu-
cation parent-teacher conferences,
5:30 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.; senior re-
ligious education at Holy Family,
7:15 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 3 — Mass at Cedar
Crest, 10:30 a.m.; CCW meeting,
7 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 4 — No Mass; no first
Friday calls.
950 School Rd. S.W.
E-mail: infor@
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., Dec. 30 — Worship, 9:30
a.m. and 6 p.m.
770 School Rd.,
Kenneth Rand,
Branch President
Sun., Dec. 30 — Sunday
school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.;
priesthood, relief society and pri-
mary, 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
20924 State Hwy. 7 W.
E-mail: assembly@
Dr. Lee Allison, pastor
Sun., Dec. 30 — Worship, 8:30
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Jan. 2 — Family night
activities, 6:30 p.m.
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net
Sun., Dec. 30 — Sunday
school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15
1014 Knight Ave.,
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Dec. 27 — Mass at
GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; KC
Christmas party, 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 28 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20
a.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 29 — Reconciliation,
4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 30 — Mass, 9:30
a.m.; Spanish Mass and baptisms,
11:30 a.m.; no Spanish religious
education classes; Mass at Holy
Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 31— School break
continues; parish offices open;
Mass, 5 p.m.; midnight Spanish
Tues., Jan. 1 — Mass, 10 a.m.;
no school; parish offices closed;
no junior choir practice.
Wed., Jan. 2 — Evening prayer,
5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; school re-
sumes; kindergarten through
sixth-grade religious education
classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; seventh-
through 11th-grade religious edu-
cation classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
1215 Roberts Rd. S.W.
Rick Stapleton,
Senior pastor
Adam Krumrie,
worship pastor
Tait Hoglund,
Student ministries
Thurs., Dec. 27 — Worship
team, 6 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 30 — Worship, 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Griefshare, 2
p.m.; youth New Year’s Eve
Thurs., Jan. 3 — Senior high
free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team,
6 p.m.
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
Sun., Dec. 30 — Christmas
hymn sing, 9 a.m.
Wed., Jan. 2 — Office hours, 3
p.m.; confirmation, 7 p.m.; choir,
7 p.m.
Church News
Dec. 31-Jan. 4
Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Happy New Year!
Site closed.
Tuesday — Liver or pepper
steak, buttered boiled potatoes,
peas, bread, margarine, apricots,
low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Chicken chow
mein, rice, chow mein noodles,
oriental vegetables, mandarin or-
ange gelatin, cookie, low-fat milk.
Thursday — Roast beef,
mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner
roll, margarine, pudding dessert,
low-fat milk.
Friday — Creamy vegetable
soup, turkey sandwich, tropical
fruit, crackers, margarine,
brownie, low-fat milk.
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Silver Lake Leader photo by Brenda Fogarty
7th-grade Geography Bee participants
Thirteen seventh-grade students advanced to the Lin-
coln Jr. High Geography Bee, which will be held at 7
p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, in the high school media center.
Advancing to the final round of the local Geography
Bee are, front row, left to right, Dallas Durbin, Ellie
Schmidt, Aaron Castillo, Jaecub Fondurulia and Dako-
tah Beckman. In the back are Jack Gepson, Austin
Pinske, Micki Frahm, Connor Kantack, Blake Ortloff
and Laura Popelka. Missing were Gavin Mueller and
Lexi Dubuc.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Brenda Fogarty
8th-grade Geography Bee
The eighth-grade students at Lincoln Jr. High to ad-
vance to the school’s Geography Bee set for 7 p.m.,
Monday, Jan. 7, at the high school media center, in-
clude, front row, left to right, Jacob Vasek, Michael
Meyer, Mitchell Rolf, Kyle Wanous and Devin Fleck. In
the back are Joey Torgerson, Grayson Maresh, Jacob
Litzau, Dalton Kosek and Connor Heuer.
Submitted photo
December Panther Pride recipients
The Helen Baker Elementary School awarded its Decem-
ber Panther Pride recipients last week. The students re-
ceived an award for displaying caring and kindness. The
recipients of the award for the month included, front row,
left to right, Drew Alsleben, Cheyenne Cadena, Mason
Schilling, Caroline Dostal, Madison Schultz, Sophie Groe,
Cooper Rosenlund, Alexis Kube, Isabel Eggersgluess and
Anthony Witte. In the middle row are Clayton Moore
(standing), Joe Mattson, Hannah Graf, Grace Lipke,
Madyson Mathews, Caden Neid, Brooklyn Christenson,
Karla Rodriguez, Adrian Flores, Ben Southerland, Hunter
Fearing and Bree Ryherd (standing). In the back are Josi-
lyn Marentes, Mason Ittel, Melanie Zavala, Yajaira Villar-
real, Tage Rosenlund, McKenzie Patnaude, Gabriel
Hussong, Jaxin Anderson, Calla Becker and Holden
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
4th-grade awards
At the all-school meeting held last
Thursday morning at Lakeside Elemen-
tary, the fourth-grade Panther Paw
award winners for December were an-
nounced. In the front, from left to right,
are Teagan Hansch, Maren Roepke and
A.J. Lindee. In the back are Katrina
Dummer, Jacob Christianson, Miah
Monahan, Austin Bakken and Katrina
Urban. Missing were Paola Pena and
Nathan Warner.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, December 27, 2012 — Page 5
GSL Panther
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
28....GSL tourney: vs.
29....GSL tourney ......6 or 7:30
08....at Dassel-Cokato......7:30
11....at Mound-Wtka. ........6:30
12....NYA Central ..............7:30
19....at Faribault................7:30
22....at Litchfield ...............7:30
25....at Hutchinson............7:30
29....at Annandale.............7:30
01....HF Catholic...............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............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...............7:30
05....at New Ulm...............3:00
11....at Mound-Wtka. ........7:45
12....NYA Central ..............6:00
15....at N.London-Spicer...7:30
18....at Orono....................7:30
22....Litchfield ...................7:30
29....Annandale ................7:30
01....at HF Catholic...........7:30
07....at Dassel-Cokato......7:30
09....Mound-Wtka. ............6:00
12....N.London-Sp. ...........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
01....at Becker Inv. ...................
08....at Northfield Inv................
13....at WM triangular ..............
15....at St. Peter.......................
08....at Litchfield ...............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-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 2D (with Waconia,
05....at Ogilvie Inv...........10:00
08....at WM 2D..................6:30
10....GSL 2D (with Delano,
12....at Zimmerman Inv.. ...9:00
19....at LCWM Invie........10:00
22....St.Peter (at LP).........6:00
24....GSL 2D (with Mound-
Wtka., 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
By Lee Ostrom
Sports Editor
What a difference one week
can make.
On Thursday, Dec. 13, at
Litchfield, the 2012-13
GSL/Lester Prairie wrestlers
celebrated being the first Pan-
ther squad since 2007 to win
dual meets over Dassel-Cokato
(42-30) and Litchfield (53-14).
On Thursday, Dec. 20, at
Hutchinson, the 2012-13 Pan-
thers hoped to knock off two
more Wright County Confer-
ence wrestling powers —
namely New London-Spicer
and Annandale/Maple Lake.
But it didn’t happen.
Instead, several Panthers
came down with colds, while
another sat out because of con-
cussion symptoms from a Dec.
15 match.
Indeed, lineup regulars Dal-
ton Clouse, Michael Donnay
and Nate Tesch did not wrestle
at the Hutchinson double-dual.
Same with at least four other
As a result, GSL/LP forfeited
five weights in a 66-9 loss to
New London-Spicer; then six
weights in a 60-8 loss to An-
nandale/Maple Lake.
On top of that, last GSL/LP
unbeaten Mitchell Hartwig is
unbeaten no longer. Jordan
Hanan of Annandale/ML
scored a last-second escape to
edge Hartwig, 3-2, at 152
GSL/Lester Prairie wrestling vic-
tors from last week’s two Wright
County Conference dual meets:
N.London-Spicer 66,
Panthers 9
• 106 pounds — Jacob Jewett
(GSL) pinned Jacob Travis, 2:32.
• 152 — Mitchell Hartwig (GSL)
def. Cameron Steffen, 9-3.
Annandale/Maple L. 60,
Panthers 8
• 113 — Aaron Donnay (GSL)
def. Tanner Vassar, 14-13.
• 132 — Brandon Richter (GSL)
def. Nick Anderson, 21-6.
Short-handed GSL/LP wrestlers tumble twice
GSL/Lester Prairie sophomore Brandon Richter has Annandale/Maple
Lake 132-pounder Nick Anderson stretched out and on his back dur-
ing last Thursday’s WCC action in Hutchinson. Richter won by a 21-6
technical fall.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
GSL senior Clarissa Ober (13) scored 23
points and took down 18 rebounds in a
win over Mayer Lutheran.
coach Ober had switched de-
fenses to a man-to-man, which
had Mayer Lutheran struggling
some more. The Panthers led,
25-6. It was 29-8 before Mayer
Lutheran started coming back.
When Josie Peters nailed a
long three-pointer, Mayer
Lutheran was within 38-32.
But an offensive rebound
and basket by Ober seemed to
steady the Panthers. And with
time running out, Mayer
Lutheran was forced to foul.
Panthers 46,
Mayer Lutheran 37
at GLENCOE (Dec. 20) —
M.Luth...........06 ....31 — 37
GSL...............19 ....27 — 46
CRUSADERS — Nico Schmidt
11, Shelby Sicheneder 8,Christina
Bruggman 6, Brenna Larsen 6,
Krianna Boelke 4, Josie Peters 2.
PANTHERS — Maddie Mona-
han 6, Samantha Lange 5,
Clarissa Ober 23, Taylor Brieden-
bach 7, Steph Klockmann 5.
By Rich Glennie
and Lee Ostrom
staff writers
Clarissa Ober scored 23
points and grabbed 18 re-
bounds, leading Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake to its first win of the
season, a 46-37 decision over
visiting Mayer Lutheran last
Thursday evening.
The Panthers had dropped
their first six starts, including
58-54 to Belle Plaine on Dec.
4. On Dec. 18, Mayer Lutheran
downed Belle Plaine, 50-34.
But GSL was not to be
turned back again.
Head coach Cullen Ober’s
girls played a defensive gem,
limiting Mayer Lutheran to six
first-half points; then starting
the second half with a 10-2 run.
With 12:34 to go, GSL led
When the Crusaders finally
got some shots to drop, and
closed to within six (40-34)
with 79 seconds remaining, the
Panthers knocked down six (of
10) pressure free throws to seal
the deal.
Afterward, the Panthers
were elated.
“It felt good,” coach Ober
He noted that assistant Dave
Wendlandt told the girls:
“What better way to celebrate
Christmas than by giving your-
selves your first win.”
From the start, GSL threw a
full-court trap at the Crusaders,
from which it dropped back
into either a 1-2-2 zone or a 2-
3 zone.
The game plan worked. In-
deed, Mayer Lutheran did not
tally a point during one 12-
minute stretch of the first half.
Nico Schmidt finally scored
a basket for the Crusaders with
2:43 left in the half to break the
long drought.
But GSL added baskets by
Taylor Breidenbach, on a feed
from Ober, and eighth-grade
point guard Madison Mona-
han, whose nice drive down the
lane with two seconds left gave
the Panthers a 19-6 halftime
GSL scored the first six
points to open the second half
on baskets by Briedenbach and
Ober and a pair of free throws
by Monahan. At the same time,
Stingy on defense, GSL girls notch 1st win
Silver Lake Leader photo by Lee Ostrom
Panther seniors Reed Dunbar and Tren-
ton Draeger stretched out prior to last
Friday’s non-conference clash with Ro-
said GSL’s game plan called
for playing active defense (the
Panthers were charted for 13
steals) and pushing the ball for-
ward at every opportunity.
Ebert thought the Panthers
might have “shocked” their
highly regarded guests.
Head coach Robb DeCorsey
did not think the Panthers did
anything terribly complicated.
“They bust their butts,” he
said about his boys. “That’s
how they win games.”
At 45-45, the 6-4 Dunbar hit
a 17-footer from the side. On
GSL’s next possession, Maass
pushed the pace; then finished
by getting down a floater. GSL,
After an exchange of deuces
by Eisenschenk (17 tallies
overall) and Dunbar, guard
Mac Mueller posted a tradi-
tional three-point play from in-
side, which Anderson matched
on the run with an assist from
Maass. GSL, 55-50 — 4:19 to
The teams continued to go
back and forth. Rocori’s Zach
Templin and GSL’s Trenton
Draeger traded deuces after
collecting in-close feeds. After
Templin scored again, Maass
and Eisenschenk exchanged
triples. GSL, 60-57.
With 1:30 remaining, Roth-
stein — on a fast-breaking pass
from Maass — converted,
making the count 62-57.
Dunbar’s one free throw
lifted GSL’s lead to six, but
Mueller knocked down a triple
with 58 seconds remaining.
Rothstein nailed his two free
throws 12 seconds later. Ro-
cori, meanwhile, would not
score again.
— GSL made 26 of 55 shots
from the field, 47 percent.
Maass was 10-for-22, includ-
ing four triples. Dunbar was 6-
for-10 from the floor and
4-for-5 from the line.
Rocori shooters were 7-for-
24 in the first half, 17-for-26 in
the second half and shot 48 per-
cent for the game.
Rebounds went to GSL, 27-
By Lee Ostrom
Sports Editor
he Glencoe-Silver
Lake boys’ basket-
ball team remains
unbeaten on its
home court, following last Fri-
day’s 67-60 victory over Class
AAA state power Rocori.
The Spartans, who arrived in
Glencoe with a 3-0 mark and a
sixth-in-state ranking, were
outrun 14-3 for starters, trailed
by as many as 14 points on a
couple of first-half occasions,
and went to intermission down
When they rallied back to 45
apiece — behind 6-5 senior
Jonah Eisenschenk, a rugged
inside-outside threat with touch
— GSL refused to buckle. In-
stead, the Panthers outscored
Rocori 22-15 during the final 6
minutes, 50 seconds.
Seniors Ethan Maass and
Reed Dunbar led GSL with 24
points and 16, respectively, and
those two took the big shots
and made the big shots down
the stretch.
However, it was Travis
Rothstein, another Panther
12th-grader, who may have re-
moved the last rays of belief
from the Spartans. With only
36 seconds to go, the steady
guard stuck two free throws for
a 65-60 bulge. Indeed, Rocori
turned the ball over seconds
later; then after one free throw
by Keaton Anderson, it turned
the ball over again.
“I think we play better on
our home court,” senior Bran-
don Ebert said. “When the
crowd really gets into it, we
seem to respond.”
Maass agreed.
“The more support we get,
the better,” he said.
About the fast start, Maass
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
The McLeod County Plan-
ning Advisory Committee ap-
proved a renewal for a gravel
pit conditional use permit
Wednesday morning, Dec. 19,
after hearing comments and
concerns from neighboring
property owners.
Darian Litzau of Litzau Ex-
cavating, Inc., applied for the
extension of the permit, for a
gravel pit he operates on prop-
erty leased from Orville Foust
on Zero Avenue, east of Lester
Zoning Administrator Larry
Gasow said the permit for the
pit was first issued in the early
1990s, before there were 10-
foot setbacks from the prop-
erty line.
“Back then, it was common
to mine right up to the prop-
erty line,” said Gasow, which
sometimes caused problems
with neighboring property.
That is why the county
adopted a 10-foot setback, he
Gasow also said the permit
had been issued prior to a sur-
vey of the property, and that
the mining operation had
crossed what were then as-
sumed to be the property lines.
Gasow said that Litzau had
worked to restore what had
been mined over the property
lines, and that with the exten-
sion of the permit, anything he
mines “to the south and the
west (of the original mined
area), he will have to conform
to the setbacks.”
Kerry Wuetherich, who
owns a farm to the south of the
property, also noted that mate-
rial had been taken from his
property, but added that Litzau
“did a pretty good job of
restoring it.”
Deb Wuetherich, his wife,
said that originally, the mate-
rial brought in to restore it
contained concrete and other
undesirable material, which
she said was cleaned up.
“But I think there needs to
be closer eyes out there,” Deb
Wuetherich said.
Kerry Wuetherich also ques-
tioned the classification of the
gravel pit property for tax pur-
poses, but County Commis-
sioner Ray Bayerl, who sits on
the planning committee, said
that is not an issue for the
“How the property is taxed
isn’t up to us,” said Bayerl.
“You need to take that up with
the assessor.”
Kerry Wuetherich also
asked about the restoration of
the pit. Wuetherich, who had a
pit on his property, said he has
fully restored it with wildflow-
ers, and that two neighboring
pits are “an eyesore” in com-
Amy Anderson, assistant
county attorney, said that until
the pit is closed, restoration re-
quirements do not have to be
“As long as it’s an active pit,
you don’t have to restore it,”
said Anderson.
But once the permit expires,
Gasow said, the pit must be re-
stored within a year.
Gasow also said that, typi-
cally, most excavation compa-
nies will do the restoration
work as they close out one
area of the pit and move to an-
“It’s just easier and more
cost-effective to do it while
they have the equipment
there,” said Gasow.
Kerry Wuetherich also con-
tended there is a thistle prob-
lem near the pit, which has
spread on to his property.
The committee agreed to
add weed control as a condi-
tion to the permit.
The committee also set the
hours of operation for 6 a.m. to
6 p.m., which are the same as
a pit across the road from the
Foust property. Gasow noted
that there may be occasions
when material may need to be
moved outside of the stipu-
lated operating hours, and
asked that Litzau contact his
office if that is the case.
The permit will be on the
County Board agenda at its
Dec. 27 meeting.
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Cran-Pistachio Cookies
1 package (1 pound, 1.5 oz.) sugar cookie mix
1 box pistachio instant pudding mix
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 cup dry roasted pistachio nuts, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl,
stir cookie mix, pudding mix, and flour. Add
melted butter and eggs and stir until incorpo-
rated. Add pistachios and cranberries and mix
well. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a parch-
ment-lined cookie sheet and slightly flatten with
fingertips. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Don’t over
bake. They will not look done, but take them
out and let them sit on pan for about 2 minutes.
Cook on a wire rack.
Cherry Chocolate Kisses
1 cup unsalted butter, softened, but still cool
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
Granulated sugar, for sprinkling
36 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In large bowl, beat
the butter at medium speed until creamy, about
1 minute. Reduce speed to lowest setting and
add the powdered sugar and salt. Add the cherry
juice and almond extract until combined. With
mixer still on low, slowly add the flour, scraping
down the sides of bowl as needed. Increase
speed to medium and add the cherries. Shape
the dough into 1-inch balls, and place on a bak-
ing sheet, about 2 inches apart. Using your
thumb, gently press each cookie in its center
until the cookie is about 1/2-inch thick. Sprinkle
each cookie with sugar and bake the cookies
until the bottoms are lightly browned, about 14
minutes. Once removed from the oven, imme-
diately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie’s
center. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool
Lemon Cool Whip Crinkle Cookies
1 container (8 ounces) whipped topping
2 eggs
1 package (18.25 ounce) lemon cake mix
1/3 cup powdered sugar, for decoration
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease
baking sheets. Beat together the whipped top-
ping and eggs together. Add the lemon cake mix
and continue to mix. Dough will be sticky. Re-
frigerate for 30 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls
into a bowl of powdered sugar and roll to coat.
Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on racks.
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Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
75 YEARS AGO - JAN. 1, 1938 — Silver
Lake received $101.70 from cigarette licenses
for the year 1937. This is money collected by
the state and returned to the village.
The village council has issued a notice that
all property owners and tenants must remove
the snow promptly from sidewalks abutting
their premise during the winter months. If not
removed, the cost will be assessed to the prop-
The Silver Lake Fire Department’s annual
dance will be a “Three Kings’ Dance” this year
being held on Thursday evening, Jan. 6, at the
Silver Lake Village Hall. Music will be by
Klima’s Orchestra. Admission is 10¢ for ladies
and 40¢ for gents.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Ondrachek have moved
in from Hassan Valley and have become perma-
nent residents of Silver Lake. Mr. Ondrachek,
some time ago, purchased the Picha residence.
Mrs. Caroline Brychta, 78, of Rich Valley,
died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 30, at the Holm
Hospital in Glencoe. Funeral services were held
on Monday, Jan. 3, at the Church of St. Joseph.
50 YEARS AGO - DEC. 27, 1962 — Henry
Shimanski has sold his 3.2 establishment to Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Kolpek, who plan on taking
over Jan. 1.
At the annual Silver Lake Creamery Associ-
ation meeting held on Thursday, Dec. 13, Sam
Shimanski, Lester Lhotka and Edward Kacz-
marek were re-elected to the board of directors.
The Silver Lake Fire Department extin-
guished a chimney fire at the Edward Klima Jr.
home northwest of Silver Lake on Friday night,
Dec. 21, shortly after 11 p.m.
Ralph Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Schultz, and Franklin Dolezal, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Dolezal, received their honorable dis-
charges from the U.S. Army.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wraspir have moved into
their new home on the east edge of town.
25 YEARS AGO - DEC. 31, 1987 — The
Silver Lake High School girls’ basketball team
will play in a holiday tournament on Saturday,
Jan. 2, and Monday, Jan. 4, at Norwood.
Michael Jurek, son of James and Marilyn
Jurek, entered the Air Force’s delayed enlist-
ment program and is scheduled to enter active
duty in September 1988.
Nancy Benz, daughter of Donald and Mar-
garet Benz, received an honorable mention in
the New American Poetry Contest for her poem
entitled “We Really Need to Strive.”
Pearl Nuwash, 83, passed away on Tuesday,
Dec. 29, at the Hutchinson hospital. Funeral
services were held on Saturday, Jan. 2, at the
Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church in Silver
Mrs. Reuben Bakken, 61, passed away on
Dec. 16 at the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis
Park. Funeral services were held on Tuesday,
Dec. 22, from the Faith Lutheran Church in
The public is invited to attend the wedding
dance honoring Klark Larson and Christine
Brown on Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Silver Lake
Kevin and Paula Koktan are the parents of a
daughter born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
County planning committee OKs
renewal of gravel pit permit
Glencoe Regional
Health Services
Roman Michael Russell born
Dec. 12, 2012, to Clarissa Marie
Russell of Winsted.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, December 27, 2012 — Page 7
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May your spirits soar and your dreams take
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freedom become a reality for all people,
With hope and gratitude in our hearts, we
wish you a happy New Year and offer our
thanks for your faithful support.
At Year’s End
We’re truly grateful for neighbors
like you, and wish you all a very
happy and prosperous year.
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As we toast to a New Year, we’re filled with gratitude
when we recall the many people who have helped
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As the celebration begins, we hope that
wherever life takes you in the year ahead,
that you are blessed with much love,
happiness and good fortune.
With sincere blessings for a
memorable new year.
to the world
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Knights of Columbus
Your generous support makes it all possible, and
your friendship makes it all worthwhile.
Happy New Year & many thanks!
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The following obituaries ap-
peared on the pages of the Sil-
ver Lake Leader this past year:
Leonard Smykalski, 68,
Died: Dec. 17, 2011
Leonard was the son of the
late Peter and Cecelia
Marcella M. Koktan, 84,
Silver Lake
Born: Aug. 11, 1927
Died: Dec. 27, 2011
Marcella had a gift for bak-
ing, with her specialties being
Czech foods, especially her
kolaches. A treasured experi-
ence for her was her trip with
her husband to Czechoslova-
kia in 1972.
Lydia Kruschke, 89,
Lester Prairie
Born: June 19, 1922
Died: Dec. 31, 2011
Lydia loved nature and
watching birds. She loved to
cook, entertain, sew and she
sewed many outfits for her
twin daughters.
Colleen A. Carrigan, 47,
Silver Lake
Born: Jan. 26, 1964
Died: Jan. 1, 2012
Colleen Carrigan enjoyed
fishing, cooking (especially
smoking turkeys), shopping
and spending time with her
children and grandchildren.
Floyd D. Ondracek, 80,
Born: Aug. 18, 1931
Died: Jan. 2, 2012
Floyd enjoyed fishing, trav-
eling, horse shows and antique
tractor shows. He was an avid
reader and enjoyed watching
his children and grandchildren
in their sporting events.
Lucille E. Mallak, 99, Sil-
ver Lake
Born: Dec. 13, 1912
Died: Jan. 6, 2012
Lucille was fond of playing
cards and bingo. She enjoyed
dancing and going out to eat.
She also enjoyed visits and
celebrating family get-togeth-
Wilbert E. Krohn, 71, Sil-
ver Lake
Born: July 8, 1940
Died: Jan. 8, 2012
Wilbert enjoyed fishing,
gardening, garden tilling and
visiting with people.
Leona Lewandowski, 81,
Silver Lake
Born: April 13, 1930
Died: Jan. 9, 2012
Leona enjoyed baking,
cooking, gardening, canning,
embroidering, African violets,
playing cards and camping.
Marcel Mallak, 63, rural
Silver Lake
Born: May 19, 1948
Died: Jan. 23, 2012
Marcel loved farming. He
would easily get distracted
when driving past field work
and machinery and would
drive off course.
Antoinette “Annette” M.
Kaczmarek, 71, Silver Lake
Born: April 19, 1940
Died: Feb. 1, 2012
Some of Annette’s favorite
things were sitting by friends,
lotion rubs, and her meals. She
made many friends throughout
the years and was truly loved
by everyone.
Mildred Barton, 89, Silver
Born: March 12, 1922
Died: Feb. 12, 2012
Mildred was a dedicated
wife and mother, keeping busy
with church activities, garden-
ing, and always doing for oth-
Joanne Decker, 69, rural
Born: Feb. 15, 1942
Died: Feb. 14, 2012
Joanne was a person who
lived life to the fullest and en-
joyed coral art, pottery, poetry,
and traveling.
Myron Barfknecht, 91,
rural Hutchinson
Born: Jan. 11, 1921
Died: Feb. 13, 2012
Myron enjoyed crafting, fix-
ing things and wood working,
making wooden projects for
his church and relatives, as
well as gardening, mowing
grass, TV and word finds.
Blanche D. Bandas, 99,
Born: June 10, 1912
Died: Feb. 13, 2012
Blanche liked to stay in-
formed about local and na-
tional news as well as listen to
polka music on the radio.
Anna G. Vacek, 103,
Born: Aug. 13, 1908
Died: Feb. 14, 2012
Anna enjoyed gardening
and canning. She was 93 years
old when she had her last gar-
Julia V. Pavlish, 91, Lester
Born: March 21, 1920
Died: Feb. 15, 2012
Julia loved cooking, garden-
ing, canning, traveling, and
spending time with her chil-
dren, grandchildren and great-
Herald M. Barton, 97, Sil-
ver Lake
Born: July 2, 1914
Died: Feb. 15, 2012
Herald enjoyed watching
church services, listening to
old-time music and photogra-
phy. He loved the time he
spent with his children, grand-
children and great-grandchil-
Betty Elsie Nelson, 80, Sil-
ver Lake
Born: June 19, 1931
Died: Feb. 17, 2012
Betty enjoyed working with
plants, going out to eat, cook-
ing, painting crafts and playing
with the family pets. She loved
to dance and enjoyed going to
community senior dances.
Willard F. Trnka, 84, Sil-
ver Lake
Born: July 3, 1927
Died: Feb. 21, 2012
Willard enjoyed woodwork-
ing, camping, fishing, dancing,
and riding motorcycles and
snowmobiles. He also enjoyed
spending time with his wife in
Texas during the winter.
Shirley A. Sterner, 78,
Born: Aug. 31, 1933
Died: Feb. 28, 2012
Shirley loved flower garden-
ing and feeding the birds, es-
pecially her cardinals. She was
a very social person who loved
to travel.
Stanley Drahos, 78,
Born: Aug. 31, 1933
Died: March 11, 2012
Stanley had a great sense of
humor and he enjoyed garden-
ing and woodworking. He
never missed a chance to fol-
low his children’s and grand-
children’s ball teams.
Edward Klima Jr., 74,
rural Silver Lake
Born: Dec. 15, 1937
Died: March 12, 2012
Edward was a lifetime pilot,
and one of the founding fa-
thers of the Hutchinson chap-
ter of the Civil Air Patrol.
Bernadine Nowak, 80, Sil-
ver Lake
Born: May 23, 1931
Died: March 24, 2012
Bernadine enjoyed cards,
playing bingo, polka music
and she loved to travel. She
was also known for making
Robert Radoush Sr., 82,
Born: July 27, 1929
Died: March 27, 2012
Robert enjoyed hunting,
going to auctions and was a
good story teller.
Alice G. Lueck, 85, Glen-
Born: June 14, 1926
Died: April 25, 2012
Alice enjoyed cooking and
Angeline F. Halva, 98,
Apple Valley
Born: N/A
Died: April 29, 2012
Angeline was active in
TOPS, the Garden Club and
St. Anastasia Catholic Church.
Violet E. Chalupsky, 93,
Born: Dec. 3, 1918
Died: May 20, 2012
Violet spent most of her
time with her husband in his
businesses in Nicollet, St.
Cloud and Osseo, and with her
loving family, relatives and
Elmerine R. Nowak, 82,
Silver Lake
Born: Sept. 17, 1929
Died: June 12, 2012
Elmerine enjoyed garden-
ing, baking, spending time
with family and traveling. She
was a very kind and friendly
Leonard M. Matousek, 95,
Born: July 24, 1917
Died: July 26, 2012
Leonard honorably served
his country in the United
States Army during World War
Riley Lenard Svihel, 78,
Born: April 13, 1934
Died: July 28, 2012
Riley was a skilled handy-
man, woodworker, and spent
many hours painstakingly ren-
ovating Faith Baptist Church.
Brenda Merriman, 50,
Lester Prairie
Born: Oct. 21, 1961
Died: July 31, 2012
Brenda was very creative,
which showed in her love of
photography, scrapbooking,
crafts sewing and baking. She
loved animals, especially her
Sister M. Nora Eggert, 92,
Born: April 15, 1920
Died: Aug. 16, 2012
Sister Nora worked first as a
home service sister, and then
as an elementary teacher in
several Catholic schools in
Minnesota and Washington
Delores Arlene Miller, 80,
Silver Lake
Born: April 16, 1932
Died: Aug. 30, 2012
Delores enjoyed playing
cards, pull tabs, owls, shop-
ping, canning, gardening,
making pickles, bingo, danc-
ing and fishing.
Michael G. Brose, 77,
rural Winsted
Born: July 26, 1935
Died: Sept. 8, 2012
Michael was always helping
others and put his family be-
fore himself. He was a handy-
man with carpentry skills and
was mechanically inclined.
Leo Joseph Weber, 75,
rural Winsted
Born: Nov. 30, 1936
Died: Sept. 13, 2012
Leo enjoyed spending time
with his grandchildren, visit-
ing with people, collecting toy
tractors, woodworking and
playing cards.
Kenneth D. Plihal, 74,
Born: Aug. 3, 1938
Died: Sept. 3, 2012
Kenneth enjoyed working in
his “Milkhouse” shop and
growing asparagus. He en-
joyed tending his lawn and
growing flowers, especially
gladiolas and iris.
Daniel L. Totushek, 89,
Born: April 10, 1923
Died: Sept. 28, 2012
Daniel enjoyed fishing and
hunting, dancing and doing
arts and crafts with his wife,
Jeanne. He loved to play the
accordion and played for all
kinds of functions.
Marvin Neumann Sr., 88,
Silver Lake
Born: Oct. 1, 1924
Died: Oct. 15, 2012
Marvin enjoyed playing
cards and putting jigsaw puz-
zles together. He loved being
surrounded by his kids, grand-
kids and great-grandkids.
Sandra Lee Hunter, 69,
rural Glencoe
Born: June 21, 1943
Died: Oct. 20, 2012
Sandra was born in Pennsyl-
vania. She was formerly em-
ployed as a truck driver and
later tended bar in Rockford.
Veronica M. Jilek, 80,
Born: July 18, 1932
Died: Nov. 7, 2012
Veronica enjoyed dancing
with her husband, playing
bingo and cards with many
friends, putting together puz-
zles and quilting.
Katherine P. Brausen, 71,
Born: Jan. 15, 1941
Died: Nov. 17, 2012
Katherine was fond of knit-
ting, crocheting, crafts, work-
ing with her goats and polka
Lives remembered: Those who passed on in 2012
For farmers in need of help,
there are some resources avail-
able, mostly organizations
with professionals who assist
farmers when the need arises.
Often some of the organiza-
tions can help strengthen the
financial position of the farm
One of the most important
factors to getting through
tough situations is communi-
cation. Communication is vital
for families to discuss the cur-
rent situation and to make de-
cisions together that impact
the family. If communication
isn’t happening at the family
level, it may very well be nec-
essary to seek out professional
help or to reach out to trusted
Stress management: Uni-
versity of Minnesota Exten-
sion has a web-based
educational series available
for farm families dealing with
change and stress found under:
“The Crisis Connection is a
nonprofit agency that provides
24-hour crisis counseling by
telephone. Anyone can call
from throughout Minnesota to
receive support at any time.”
The Minnesota Crisis Line can
be reached at 612-379-6363,
toll free at 866-379-6363, or
visit its website:
Financial management:
University of Minnesota Ex-
tension runs the Farmer-
Lender Mediation Program.
“Mediation is the use of a
trained neutral facilitator to as-
sist in the negotiations of par-
ties in a dispute. Mediation is
an informal and confidential
process that generally requires
less cost and time than adver-
sarial court litigation.” For fur-
ther information on the
Farmer-Lender Mediation
Program, contact 218-935-
5785 or visit its website:
The Minnesota Department
of Agriculture (MDA) runs the
Minnesota Farm Advocates
“Farm Advocates provide
one-on-one assistance for
Minnesota farmers who face
crisis caused by either a natu-
ral disaster or financial prob-
lems. They are trained and
experienced in agricultural
lending practices, mediation,
lender negotiation, farm pro-
grams, crisis counseling, dis-
aster programs, and to
recognize the need for legal
and/or social services.”
For further information on
finding Minnesota Farm Ad-
vocates, contact the MDA
Hotline at 800-967-2474, or
visit its website and search
under Minnesota Farm Advo-
cates: http://www.mda.state.
The MDA also runs the
Minnesota Farmer Assistance
Network (MFAN).
“MFAN provides business
and financial guidance at no
cost to Minnesota farmers and
farm families facing economic
hardship. This network of vol-
unteer financial analysts work
in collaboration with farm
business management instruc-
tors, extension educators and
others with the expertise to
help in several areas including
financial statement prepara-
tion, debt restructuring, busi-
ness reorganization, and farm
MFAN also will provide re-
ferrals for legal advice and
mental health counseling.” For
further information on the
MFAN Program contact 877-
898-6326 or visit their website
and search under MFAN:
“Farm business manage-
ment programs are designed to
provide education to farm
owners and operators or per-
sons interested in farming. The
purpose of the program is to
assist students in meeting their
business and personal goals.
This is best accomplished
through the use of quality
records and sound business
decisions. Effective financial
management in the business is
the best way for the business
to maintain that competitive
edge. Farm business manage-
ment education programs in
Minnesota are available
through the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities
For further information on
farm business management
programs, contact 651-201-
1672 or visit its website-
h t t p : / / w w w . f b m .
Upcoming educational
• Private pesticide applica-
tor training, Litchfield, Jan.
• Private pesticide applica-
tor training, Cologne, Jan. 30.
• Hutchinson agribusiness
committee winter seminar,
Hutchinson, Jan. 31.
• Soils 101 workshop, Wa-
tertown, Feb. 4.
• Private pesticide applica-
tor training, Willmar, Feb. 8.
• Private pesticide applica-
tor training, Hutchinson, Feb.
• McLeod County Master
Gardener Horticultural Day,
March 23.
• Meeker County Gardeners
Gala, April 9.
Page 8 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, December 27, 2012
Holiday Office Hours:
Monday, Glencoe Office 8 a.m.-5 p.m
Dec. 31 Arlington Office 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Silver Lake Office CLOSED
Tuesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day – All Offices CLOSED
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Hale Township
Hale Township
Notice of Filing
Filing for the following of the Hale
Township board opens on Tuesday,
December 25, 2012, and will remain
open until Tuesday, January 8, 2013
at 5 p.m.
One (1) three-year term supervisor
(Roger Pokornowski) expired
One (1) two-year term treasurer
(Colleen Kaczmarek) expired.
Affidavits may be obtained at the
home of the clerk.
Tammy Stifter Clerk
Hale Township
10255 225
Silver Lake
(320) 327-2538
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader December 20 & 27, 2012)
Legal Notices
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
5th-grade awards
The fifth-grade Panther Paw awards for
December were announced at the all-
school meeting held last Thursday morn-
ing at Lakeside Elementary. From left to
right, in the front, are Claire Witte, Joellen
Dammann, Gracie Dreier, Josh Heil and
Nathan Fehrenbach. In the back are Jen-
nifer Ramos, Kayla Salmela, Kalie Butcher,
Derek Trippel and Morgan Verdeck.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
6th-grade awards
The sixth-grade December Panther Paw
awards were announced at the all-
school meeting at Lakeside Elementary
last Thursday morning. From left to
right, in the front, are Andrew Wraspir,
Alyssa Rhode, Ryver Victorian and
Amanda Overman. In the back are Adam
Garoutte, Gabe Roepke, Cody Rae, Jae-
lynn Pinske and Grace Kosek. Missing
was Kennedy Roickes.
I might be a day late, but Merry Christmas!
It will certainly feel like winter as a batch of arctic air
slides into Minnesota. The coldest air will have moved out
by the time you read this, leaving mostly teens and 20s for
highs as we approach the weekend.
The main storm track has been ushered off to our south,
but there could be a disturbance that moves through the
upper Midwest late Thursday into Friday. At this point
strength may be an issue, but we could see some more ac-
cumulating snow from the system as it moves by.
The weekend is looking mostly dry with highs inching
up Saturday only to be knocked back down by a reinforc-
ing blast of cold air Sunday. There could be snow showers
lingering Saturday, but nothing to get worried about.
Highs should retreat to the teens Sunday and cold air will
stay close to the area so next week is looking a bit chilly
as well.
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year. Be safe if heading out and about. Happy 2013!
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows -3 to 3; partly cloudy.
Thursday — Highs 16-22; lows 10-16; clouds/snow late.
Friday — Highs 19-26; lows 10-16; clouds/snow early.
Saturday — Highs 16-24; lows 2-8; clouds/snow shower.
Sunday — Highs 12-18; mostly clear.
Weather Quiz: What are some of January’s weather ex-
Answer to last week’s question: Normal high for Christ-
mas is right around 23 degrees with a low around 5. Record
high is 51 degrees and record low is -39. The most snowfall
on the day itself is 8.6 inches.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Hingst makes
Justin Hingst, a senior at
South St. Paul High School,
was recently named to the
Classic Suburban All-Confer-
ence football team. Hingst is
the grandson of Lee and Edna
Hingst of Silver Lake and Art
and Jan (Luedtke) Schmitz of
Hingst was a guard in the
South St. Paul Packers double-
wing offense and regularly a
lead blocker of the Packer rush-
ing attack. His efforts helped the Packers win the confer-
ence championship and finish as the Section 4AAAA
runnerup. He was named the Packers’ offensive lineman
of the year.
Hingst also is a six-year member of the Packers’ varsity
swim team.
He plans to attend South Dakota State University in
Brookings, S.D., in the fall to study wildlife and fisheries
management and environmental science.
Son born to Schauer family
Billy and Crystal Schauer of Silver Lake announce the
birth of their son, Wyatt William, on Dec. 18, 2012, at
Hutchinson Community Hospital. Wyatt weighed 8
pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches in length. His older
siblings are Abigail and Kaylee, and his grandparents are
Joel and Cheryl Beganek and Steve and Patsy Schauer, all
of Silver Lake.
DeMars family welcomes son
Thomas and Angela (Ostlie) DeMars are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son, Alan Thomas, on Dec. 5,
2012. Alan weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 22
inches long. Proud grandparents are Roger and Elaine
Ostlie of rural Glencoe and Neil and Susan DeMars of
People News
Justin Hingst
Help available if farmers struggle
Farm Notes
By Nathan Winter
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, December 27, 2012 — Page 9
Want ed: Your OLD TRAC TORS,
any con di tion, make or mod el. We
also spe cial ize in new and used
Call Kyle. Lo cat ed west of Hen der -
son. (612) 203-9256.
500 Cow dairy farm in Pla to, MN is
search ing for an as sis tant herds -
per son to work in tran si tion facil i ty
with an empha sis on spe cial needs
and calf care. Please call (320)
238-2341 bet ween 7 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Mon day through Fri day. En gel -
mann Dairy, Pla to, MN.
Life time ca reer in mar ket ing, man -
age ment and ap ply ing “Green” pro -
ducts made in Amer i ca. Full time/
part time. For a free cat a log, call
Franke’s Con klin Serv ice now at
(320) 238-2370. www.frank e mar -
ket ing.com.
HAND Y MAN: Will do re mo del ing of
kitch ens, bath rooms, hang ing
doors and wind ows, paint ing, sheet
rock ing, tex tur iz ing or any minor re -
pairs in side or out side. Will also do
clean ing of base ments/ga rag es.
Call (320) 848-2722 or (320) 583-
Fire wood for sale. 100% Ash, split
and dry. Any quant i ty. De liv ery is
avail able. Call (320) 583-1597.
Fros ty’s Ma gic comes alive at This
Old House Gift Shop, High way 5
SW, Ar ling ton, with beau ti ful hand -
made gifts, felt ed purs es, wool mit -
tens, pot tery, fur San tas pock et
scarves, Christ mas and gar den
decor and more! Or na ments per -
son al ized FREE start ing at 3/$5.99.
Open 7 days a week. (507) 964-
Oak TV stand. 48.5” tall x 38.5”
wide x 21” deep. Holds up to 35”
TV, with shelf and draw er. Sol id.
$50. (320) 327-2541.
New 95% Good man gas fur nace
with new Fo cus Pro 6000 ther mo -
stat in stalled for only $2,100. J&R
Plumb ing, Heat ing, AC, Lester
Prair ie, MN. Li censed, bond ed, in -
sured. (320) 510-5035.
Min ne so ta Twins sea son tick ets for
2013 sea son. Sec tion 121 seats.
Pack age in cludes 2 seats. 5, 10 or
15 game pack ag es avail able. Con -
tact Rick at (952) 224-6331 for
more in for ma tion.
We buy used bat ter ies and lead
weights. Pay ing top dol lar for junk
bat ter ies. Pay ing $8 to $24/bat tery.
We pick up. Call 800-777-2243. Ask
for Dana.
Busi ness op por tun i ty. 2,160 Square
foot block struc ture, con struct ed in
1983. Served as an auto re pair shop
on lot along State High way 25 in
Green Isle. Ap prox imate ly 9,516 sq.
ft. Brian O’Don nell (320) 864-4877.
You must see it to ap pre ci ate it!
11798 155th St., Glen coe. Hob by
farm for sale. 6 +/- acr es, beau ti ful
4BR home. Very new out build ings.
MLS# 4177963, $300,000. Con tact
me for a pri vate show ing. Paul Krueg -
er, Edi na Re al ty, (612) 328-4506,
Paul Krueg er@edi nare al ty.com.
5BR Farm house. Spa cious kitch en
with lots of cab i nets. Wood burn ing
stove, new er sep tic, shin gles, cen -
tral air, main floor laun dry. Large
ga rage with heat ed shop. Brian
O’Don nell, Pri or i ty One Met ro west
Re al ty, (320) 864-4877.
Newly remodeled apartments for
rent in Renville. Water, heat,
garbage included. New appliances,
air conditioners. (320) 564-3351.
One lev el, 2BR town home on Sil ver
Lake. Open floor plan, 1BA with
show er/grab bars. Wash er/dry er in -
clud ed in unit. Sin gle car at tached
heat ed ga rage. in-floor heat ing/ air
con di tion ing. $725/mo. (763) 639-
FARM LAND WANT ED to rent for
2013 and beyond. Con tact Jay
Gass, (320) 522-0273 or (320) 523-
Want to rent farm land for 2013 and
beyond. (320) 510-1604.
Want ed to rent: Farm land. Call Paul
Schultz at (320) 327-2763.
Young farm er look ing for pro duc tive
farm land for 2013 and beyond.
Com peti tive rates and ref er enc es.
Call Aus tin Blad at (320) 221-3517.
place or ours. Give Vir gil a call.
Schau er Con struc tion, Inc. (320)
www.theur ba nex press.com or call
Dina (612) 940-2184 to re serve bus
to day. Two bus es avail able for wed -
ding, busi ness, bachelor(ette)’s,
sport ing, etc. Glen coe busi ness,
DOT 375227.
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Page 10 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, December 27, 2012
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
The first annual 5K run/walk, organized by the family
of Mileka Hall, was held Mother’s Day weekend, with
over 800 people participating. Proceeds of the event
went to scholarships for senior students at Dassel-
Cokato High School and Glencoe-Silver Lake High
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
The first St. Patrick’s Day parade grand marshal for the
Silver Lake parade, Lenny O’Brien, made an appear-
ance at the 25th-annual parade held this year on March
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
The 2012-2013 Pola-Czesky Royalty in-
cludes Junior Prince Alex Oestreich,
Junior Princess Emily Larson and
Princess and Miss Congeniality Chrissy
Helmbrecht and Queen Kayla Scher-
2012 through the Leader’s lens
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
This year, Ron and Roxy Yurek were chosen as the
2012-2013 Pola-Czesky Grand Marshals.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
The Crow River Winery completed con-
struction earlier this year, and opened
its doors to welcome all sorts of gather-
ings. The winery located on Highway 7,
West of Silver Lake and is one of four
vineyards owned by Mike and Val
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
The old Silver Lake Leader office, lo-
cated on Main Street, was one of two
historic buildings in Silver Lake to be
demolished this year. The feed mill, lo-
cated on East Main Street, also was torn
down this year.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
Colton Engels, son of Leo Engels and Jenny Arthur of
Silver Lake, was one of six recipients for the Tim Orth
Memorial Foundation this year.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
Dan and Mandy (Carrigan) Schoenherr, of Hutchinson,
were chosen as the McLeod County Foster Parents of
the Year for 2012.
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