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Vol. 112 No. 50 • Thursday, December 5, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Single copy
Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Frosting cookies
On Monday, Dec. 2, the Silver
Lake Ambassadors joined resi-
dents at Cedar Crest Estate in
Silver Lake for some cookie-
decorating fun. Residents and
the royalty not only frosted
cookies, but made each cookie
unique with red hots, sprinkles,
and candies. Above, from left to
right, are resident Dorothy Ban-
das, ambassadors Claire
Wraspir, Jamie Kosek and
Becca Green, and resident Mil-
dred Gregor. To the left, Kosek
helps resident Clinton Halver-
son frost snowman and Christ-
mas tree cutouts.
Hearing hones in on Luce Line Trail
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
Truth in Taxation hearings are meant for res-
idents to ask questions about the proposed
budget, and that is just what they did at the
McLeod County Board hearing Tuesday night,
particularly about the county’s investments in
the Luce Line Trail.
Hutchinson resident Craig Bishop started the
conversation asking about Obamacare and the
county’s budget plans to accommodate the ad-
ditional costs of the new legislation.
“With the escalating costs in health care, how
does the board plan ahead to cover those costs?”
Bishop asked.
County Administrator Pat Melvin said the
county “benefits” in that they have an “em-
ployee-based, self-insured health care plan.”
Bishop asked about Obamacare requiring ad-
ditional employees, and Commissioner Sheldon
Nies said about seven people would be added to
the county employment roll.
“How much more money is that in wages and
benefits, then?” Bishop asked.
Nies rounded figures and said about “$40,000
or $45,000, with benefits.”
“So that’s about $300,000 you have to come
up with. You spent $500,000 on the bike trail,
so how do you justify spending all that money
on a bike trail when you knew this was com-
ing?” Bishop said.
“The bike trail dollars are coming from funds
set aside for such project,” Nies said.
“But certainly that $500,000 isn’t spent, yet,”
Hutchinson resident Glen Sladek said.
“The money has been allocated,” Nies said.
“But you don’t have to spend it,” Bishop said.
“It’s been transferred already? Really?”
Sladek asked.
“Do you normally spend money before bond-
ing comes through?” Bishop asked.
County Commissioner Paul Wright said the
money allocated for the paving of the Luce Line
Trail was used “to get the ball rolling” on the
“The money was used as leverage,” Nies
“In my opinion, county spending is to be for
the common good of the people. That taxpayer
money spent was not for the common good. It
was for a special interest group,” Glencoe resi-
dent Doug Krueger said.
County Attorney Mike Junge said the trail is
for public use, and everyone in the county will
be able to enjoy it.
“But what about the timing on that vote?
What drove you to vote on that before the new
people came onto the board?” asked Acoma
Township resident Jim Bobier.
“The matter was on the table at the time,”
Nies said.
Bishop asked if it was necessary to vote im-
mediately on the issue.
Wright said it was “absolutely not” the intent
of the board to “hurry up” and vote before com-
missioners Ron Shimanski and Jon Christensen
joined the County Board.
“Can someone articulate the benefit of the ex-
penditure on the trail overall? What does Glen-
coe benefit from the trail, Kermit?” Bishop
Commissioner Kermit Terlinden said busi-
nesses throughout the county can benefit from
paving the trail because it would bring more
people to the area.
He added that studies were done in the metro
area of trail benefits, “and money was brought
in over there. We looked at this as possibly
bringing revenue into the county,” Terlinden
Bobier said he sees cities in the northern
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
A District Court judge will con-
sider on Jan. 17, 2014, a petition
seeking a declaratory judgment on
whether the Annamarie Tudhope es-
tate can be used to build an addition
on to the McLeod County Jail.
McLeod County Attorney Michael
Junge filed the petition on behalf of
the county in November.
According to the petition, Anna-
marie Tudhope, former owner and
publisher of the Glencoe Enterprise,
left about $3.865 million to the
county. Quoting Tudhope’s will, the
money bequeathed to the county is
“for the specific purpose of using the
funds obtained from my estate in the
construction of a new McLeod
County Jail to be located in Glencoe,
Minnesota. These funds are to be
used only towards the expense of the
construction of the building and not
for the purchase of real estate, archi-
tectural expenses, studies, or other
expenses not directly related to the
construction of the building.”
However, the petition states that
the County Board is seeking a project
that will expand the current jail to 55
beds from 35 beds, and that the
County Board instructed Junge to pe-
tition the court for a ruling as to
whether the Tudhope money can be
used for the expansion.
“…the reason that interpretation is
necesssary is that there is not now,
nor is there likely to be within the
next 25 years, and possibly well be-
yond that, ever going to be a need for
a new McLeod County Jail separate
and apart from what is currently in
existence. The current McLeod
County Jail is attached to the
McLeod County Courthouse and is
convenient and efficient for the trans-
portation of prisoners to and from
court and for the service of their sen-
tences, and that any new jail not at-
tached to the current jail would
necessarily be detached and, there-
fore, would be inconvenient and in-
The petition asks the court to apply
the doctrine of “cy pres” to interpret
the language of the Tudhope will.
Cy pres is a legal term regarding
trusts, and allows a court to amend
the terms of a trust as closely as pos-
sible to the original intent of the trust
if the literal intent of the will cannot
be accomplished.
According to the petition, the main
intent of Tudhope’s will was to “ben-
efit the McLeod County Jail and to
provide funds for McLeod County to
expand its services for a jail in Glen-
coe, McLeod County, Minnesota.”
The matter is slated for Friday, Jan.
17, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., in McLeod
County District Court.
County’s petitions
court regarding
Tudhope estate
It’s certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas! On Tuesday,
Dec. 3, the snow storm began and continued through Wednesday
afternoon/evening. Nearly five inches were already accumulated
Wednesday afternoon.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
Winter has arrived!
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
On Sunday evening, several resi-
dences of Silver Lake experienced a
power outage from about 8:30 p.m.
to 4:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2.
According to Silver Lake City
Clerk Kerry Venier, rescue trucks re-
sponded to a grass fire in the area of
Highway 7 and Garden Avenue, east
of Silver Lake.
“There was a power line that went
down in the ditch. It caused a grass
fire,” Venier said.
He added, “That power line fed
part of the city.”
The power line also fed the lift sta-
tion on Cleveland Street, and public
works employees were out on Sun-
day night to set up generators to run
the lift station.
Several street lamps on Main
Street, Park Avenue and along
Gehlen Avenue were also out of
Venier said there are three power
lines that feed the city electricity.
“Xcel Energy came out that night
with a spool of new wire to fix the
power line,” Venier said.
Power was back at 4:30 a.m., Mon-
day morning.
Downed power line cause grass fire;
power outage in parts of Silver Lake
Luce Line Trail
Turn to page 4
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Lions Christmas brunch set
The Silver Lake Lions Club is hosting its annual Christ-
mas Brunch on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. at the Silver Lake Auditorium. The menu includes
pancakes, eggs, sausage, toast, fruit, milk, juice and coffee.
A free-will offering will be collected, and all proceeds go
to the Silver Lake summer recreation program and to the
swimming pool. Please bring a food shelf item to donate
to the McLeod County Food Shelf.
Winterfest slated Dec. 21
Silver Lake Winterfest is set for Saturday, Dec. 21 at the
Silver Lake Auditorium. There will be horse-drawn rides
through town from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Santa Claus
and Mrs. Claus will be at the Silver Lake Legion from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m. Drawings for prizes will be held after 2 p.m.
at the auditorium.
Junior high concert set Dec. 5
On Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m., the Glencoe-Silver
Lake Lincoln Junior High will present the annual Decem-
ber band and choir concert for grades seven and eight. The
concert will feature the seventh-grade band, the eighth-
grade band, the seventh-grade choir, the eighth-grade choir
and some selections combining the seventh and eighth
grades together. Admission is free, and the concert will be
held in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Auditorium.
Senior meeting set Dec. 9
The Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club will hold its
Christmas party and regular meeting Monday, Dec. 9, be-
ginning at 1 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium. Dinner
will be served at 4 p.m.
Hutch Auxiliary meets Mon.
The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 96
will meet on Monday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Hutchinson
Legion Post 96 for a Christmas potluck supper and the reg-
ular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. All members are encour-
aged to attend and to bring a guest. Bring a dish to share.
Degree of Honor to meet
Degree of Honor No. 182 will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10,
beginning at 5 p.m. with a catered meal, at the Silver Lake
Auditorium. The meeting will follow the meal.
Senior dining birthday party
The December birthday party at the Silver Lake senior
dining site will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Silver
Lake Auditorium. The menu includes meatloaf, whole
parslied potatoes, country blend vegetables, bread with
margarine, and mandarin oranges. There will be music. To
order a meal, call site manager Pearl Branden at 320-327-
‘Singing Friends’ concerts
The Singing Friends Chorus, a 30-voice community
choir with members from Carver, McLeod, Wright and
Sibley counties, will present two Christmas concerts this
year: Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m., at St. Mark Lutheran
Church, New Germany, and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m., at
Church of Peace in Norwood Young America. There will
be a free-will donation and refreshments will be served
after the concerts. The chorus will also be singing for the
Glencoe Holly Days Parade on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. The cho-
rus will be singing songs and carols at the end of the pa-
rade route.
WFLA Christmas party set
Members and friends of Western Fraternal Life Lodge
Lumir No. 34 are invited to a Christmas party at the
Komensky School on Sunday, Dec. 8 at noon. Refresh-
ments will be provided. Bring a small wrapped item for
games. A paper good collection will be taken for the
McLeod Alliance Against Violence. Community holiday
projects will be completed for delivery. For questions, call
3rd-annual Nikolausabend
St. Peter Lutheran Church in Watertown is hosting its
third annual Nikolausabend event on Sunday, Dec. 8, from
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The evening includes a complimentary
buffet meal of mini bratwurst, baked chicken, mashed po-
tatoes, spatzle, gravy, corn, red cabbage, sauerkraut and
Christmas cookies. There will be kids’ Christmas crafts
and a vist from Nikolaus. Attendees are asked to each
bring either a toy or a monetary donation for Toys for Tots
and local families in need. Reservations are recommended
at 952-955-1679 or e-mail stpeterlc@frontiernet.net.
CRAYO holiday concert set
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra presents “The Mys-
tery of Holiday Dream,” a holiday concert, on Sunday,
Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. The Symphonic Orchestra’s performance
will include selections from Tchaikovsksy’s Nutcracker
Suite, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and the motion picture,
“The Polar Express.” Also performing will be the CRAYO
Varsity Strings ensemble. The public is welcome to attend
the concert at Hutchinson High School Auditorium. A re-
ception with free refreshments will follow, sponsored by
the Hutchinson Lions Club. Tickets are available at the
door. For more information, visit www.crayo.org or call
Upcoming Events
By Julie Sievert,
Extension educator
Extension in Sibley and
McLeod counties, together
with the dairy profitability en-
hancement program, have an-
nounced an upcoming dairy
series, held alternately in both
counties on Thursdays in De-
cember, January, February,
March and April.
The series will begin on
Dec. 12 with a presentation in
Gaylord on adaptive nutrition
for dairy cows by Noah
Litherland, state dairy special-
ist with the University of Min-
Udder health, including an
udder dissection, will be the
topic presented by Brant
Groen of Form-A-Feed on
Jan. 9. That session will be
held in Hutchinson.
The series continues with
two presentations by Regional
Dairy Extension Educator Jim
Salfer. Salfer will discuss pre-
cision dairy in Glencoe on
Feb. 13, and he will discuss re-
productive management, in-
cluding a reproductive tract
dissection, in Gaylord on
March 13.
The series wraps up in April
with a presentation by Exten-
sion Educators Jim Paulson
and Jill Sacket as they discuss
alternative forage options and
cover crops for forage and
grazing. This presentation will
be held in Gaylord on April 3.
Each dairy series presenta-
tion will begin at noon with a
light lunch, and the program
will conclude by 2:30 p.m.
There is no cost to attend, but
pre-registration is suggested to
give an accurate meal count.
A link to the flyer for this
series can be found at:
z.umn.edu/SibMcDairy. For
more information, or to regis-
ter to attend, please call the
Sibley County Extension of-
fice at 507-237-4100.
Sibley, McLeod Extension
to host dairy programs;
series to start Dec. 12
Dec. 9-13
Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Swiss steak, baked
potato, corn, bread, margarine,
pineapple, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Creamed chicken
over pasta, broccoli, fruit cocktail,
apple cake, low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Meatloaf with
catsup, whole parslied potatoes,
country blend vegetables, bread,
margarine, mandarin oranges, low-
fat milk.
Thursday — Pork chop, rice, ap-
plesauce, carrots, dinner roll, mar-
garine, fruit crisp, low-fat milk.
Friday — Chunky vegetable
soup, meat salad on bun, peaches,
crackers, margarine, bar, low-fat
GSL Elementary
Monday — Tony’s breakfast
pizza or Cinnamon Toast Crunch
and string cheese, apple juice cup,
low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Pancake on a stick
with syrup or apple cinnamon muf-
fin and yogurt, mandarin oranges,
low-fat milk.
Wednesday — French toast
sticks with syrup or Golden Gra-
hams and string cheese, diced
peaches, low-fat milk.
Thursday — Tony’s breakfast
pizza or oatmeal with cinnamon
and raisins, mixed fruit, low-fat
Friday — Egg and cheese muf-
fin or whole-grain blueberry muffin,
yogurt, orange juice, low-fat milk.
Helen Baker/Lakeside lunch
Monday — Turkey and cheese
sandwich, seasoned corn, cucum-
ber slices with dressing, apple
wedges, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Beefy nachos, re-
fried beans, jicama sticks with
dressing, banana, chilled apple-
Wednesday — Hot ham and
cheese on whole-grain bun, sea-
soned carrots, marinated cucum-
bers and tomatoes, grapes, chilled
Thursday — Breaded chicken
patty on whole-grain bun, oven-
baked potato wedges, baby carrots
with dressing, orange wedges,
chilled applesauce.
Friday — Tony’s pizza, sea-
soned green beans, caesar ro-
maine salad with dressing, apple
wedges, mandarin oranges.
Junior/Senior High breakfast
Monday — Breakfast pizza or
Cinnamon Toast Crunch, blueberry
muffin, chilled applesauce, low-fat
Tuesday — Pancake on a stick
with syrup or oatmeal with cinna-
mon and raisins, mandarin or-
anges, low-fat milk.
Wednesday — French toast
sticks with syrup or ultimate break-
fast round, yogurt, diced peaches,
low-fat milk.
Thursday — Breakfast pizza or
Cinnamon Toast Crunch, apple cin-
namon muffin, mixed fruit, low-fat
Friday — Sausage, egg and
cheese biscuit or whole-grain ulti-
mate breakfast round, yogurt, or-
ange juice, low-fat milk.
Junior/Senior High lunch
Monday — Mini-turkey corn
dogs, oven-baked beans, oven-
baked tator tots, marinated cucum-
bers and tomatoes, baby carrots
with dressing, apple, pineapple tid-
Tuesday — Swedish meatballs
in gravy over seasoned noodles,
whole-grain dinner roll, seasoned
corn, jicama, cucumber and fruit
salad, red pepper strips with dress-
ing, banana, pineapple tidbits.
Wednesday — Spicy chicken
patty on whole-grain bun, French
fries, roasted butternut squash,
broccoli salad with raisins, jicama
sticks with dressing, grapes, chilled
Thursday — Toasted cheese
sandwich, tomato soup, crackers,
seasoned peas, chick pea salad,
cucumber slices with dressing, or-
ange wedges, chilled applesauce.
Friday — Pasta bar with chicken
alfredo or marinara sauce, meat-
balls, bread stick, seasoned green
beans, caesar romaine salad, baby
carrots with dressing, apple, chilled
mixed fruit.
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The annual Community
Strings Christmas program,
“Christmas on Broadway,”
will be held at Good Shep-
herd Lutheran Church in
Glencoe, at 3 p.m. and 7
p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8.
There is no admission,
but a free-will offering will
be taken to support chari-
ties and defray the costs of
the Community Strings
program. People are en-
couraged to bring non-per-
ishable items for the
McLeod Emergency Food
Community Strings perform
Christmas program Dec. 8
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, December 5, 2013 — Page 3
United Way of McLeod County
Look for your United Way brochure for the
CAMPAIGN 2013-14
in this week’s Silver Lake Leader
We Appreciate Your Support!
United Way of McLeod County
218 Main Street South, Suite 124, Box 504
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Phone: 320-587-3613 E-mail: unitedw@hutchtel.net
Christmas Brunch
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
Serving 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Silver Lake Auditorium
Silver Lake, MN
Menu: Pancakes, sausage, eggs,
toast, fruit, milk, juice & coffee
– Free-will offering –
Proceeds go to Silver Lake Summer Recreation
and Silver Lake Swimming Pool.
Please bring a food shelf item to
donate to the McLeod County Food Shelf.
for Sale!
for Door
I really think my Oil of Olay
daily moisturizer is working
well, because for the fourth
time this month, I was mis-
taken for a high school stu-
I’ve always looked young
for my age, and I was annoyed
when aunts, uncles and ac-
quaintances asked me what
grade I was in even after a
couple years through college.
And when I turned 21, I met
my fair share of bartenders
who skeptically looked at my
ID before handing me a cold
In one instance, a bartender
even scratched at my picture
on my driver’s license, in dis-
belief that I was old enough to
enjoy a Bloody Mary.
But at 27 years of age, I now
relish in those moments of
looking younger.
Each time someone asks if
I’m ready to graduate high
school, or if I’m 21 yet, it re-
minds me of that adventurous
time in my life when I had the
whole world in front of me.
Now we all know you can
feel that way at any age, and
some would agree I’m still
pretty young at 27; however,
in our society, it seems that
once you have graduated col-
lege, you are meant to find a
stable job, get married, buy a
house, and start a family.
Those are all adventures in
themselves, but sometimes I
feel inadequate because I
haven’t taken that route, and
as the holidays draw near, I
dread hearing the question,
“Find a boyfriend, yet? When
are you going to settle down?”
Suddenly, I feel quite old at
27 and wonder what I’ve been
doing and where my life is
But after watching
“Grumpy Old Men” again,
one of my favorite winter
movies, I was reminded that
adventure, love and youth
come at any age in life.
In that film, Jack Lemmon’s
and Walter Matthau’s charac-
ters, John Gustafson and Max
Goldman, are over 60 years
old, and still manage to play
childish pranks on one an-
other, fight over a woman, and
call each other names.
And the woman they are
vying for, Ariel, snowmobiles
and creates snow angels, even
in her 60s.
Sounds like a couple of
teenagers to me, and the men’s
squabble and humorous name-
calling make me laugh and
look forward to growing older.
And Ariel’s snow-angel cre-
ations tell me we are never too
old to enjoy the little things in
So I’ve been feeling very
youthful and adventurous my-
self lately. Perhaps it’s because
age 27 compared to 60 seems
infantile after watching that
Or perhaps because Christ-
mas is coming, and I’m giddy
with the excitement of snow-
ball fights with my brothers,
decorating my apartment in
Christmas decor, and in-
dulging in frosted sugar cook-
ies, just like a kid.
I may also be feeling adven-
turous because I just pur-
chased the best Black Friday
item ever.
An orange kayak!
My family and I don’t usu-
ally shop on Black Friday, but
rather drive around and peo-
ple-watch; however, this year,
Dad needed some insulation to
remodel his shop and so he,
Mom, and I headed to
Menard’s late Friday morning.
I honestly wasn’t expecting
to go home with anything, but
after walking down the back
aisle near the lumber yard and
seeing orange, yellow and
lime green kayaks standing
against shelving with bright
green sale signs, I didn’t want
to go home empty-handed.
I’ve been pricing out kayaks
and canoes ever since working
in the Boundary Waters, but I
never had enough money, or it
was never the right time to buy
But after living only two
blocks from Silver Lake for
the last three years, I realized
how great of an investment a
kayak could be, and that this
was the perfect time with the
50 percent off sale.
So I made a deal with Mom
and Dad to pay for half as my
Christmas gift, and I danced
right out of the store into the
lumber yard to pick up my
I haven’t stopped smiling
since we loaded that 10-foot
tangerine kayak into the van,
and now I’m anxious for
spring so I can use it.
Or do you think it’d make a
good toboggan until then?
What would they do in
“Grumpy Old Men?”
If ‘Grumpy Old Men’ can do it ...
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
Volunteer response was overwhelming
To the Editor:
This year’s Thanksgiving
event turned into one of the
most gratifying dinners of
them all.
The response was over-
whelming as many generous
people, organizations and
businesses donated the food,
such as turkey, ham, great
desserts, coffee, milk, pickles,
corn, coleslaw, kraut, potatoes,
bread products, etc.
Preschool children made
centerpieces, others donated
paper products, some donated
bingo prizes, and still others
were very generous and gave
cash to help buy needed items.
The list goes on and on.
The phone rang and rang as
people were so very willing to
volunteer to help out either on
Wednesday or Thanksgiving
Day itself.
The volunteer list included
families, people who used to
live in the area, residents of
the city and surrounding areas
and people of all ages!
The meal itself went off
with very few glitches. We
served around 165 people, in-
cluding volunteers. It was
great to see the people come
from all areas. People even
came from the Twin Cities!
After the meal, the after-
noon was filled with excite-
ment as the guests, along with
the volunteers, sat down and
played Bingo.
It showed that the people of
this great area really care
about others during the holi-
days. Many residents of other
cities have taken notice and
have offered up compliments
on how Silver Lake is a com-
munity of warm-hearted peo-
ple. So that is something all of
us should be proud of!
On behalf of the committee,
I cannot begin to thank all of
you enough for all your sup-
port. I know I would surely
miss someone, so I do not
want to list everyone. Without
all of you, we could never put
this event on.
And a big thank you goes
out to all of you who came to
eat and enjoy this great day. It
was enjoyable to see how so
many people interacted with
others and I suspect some
made new friends that day.
This was a day when many
of our elderly people got a
chance to meet and share sto-
ries with others! This is what
it is all about.
So again, thank you for
Please be sure to mark down
Dec. 21 on your calendars for
our 12th annual Winterfest!
Santa’s reindeer are coming
again as well as the horse
drawn rides. See you there!
Bruce Bebo,
Mayor of Silver Lake
Submitted photos
dinner fun
Last Thursday, the ninth-
annual Thanksgiving din-
ner was held at the Silver
Lake Auditorium. Above
are Bruce Bebo, Gary
Jerabek, Dale Kosek,
Jennell, Tim and Saman-
tha Johnson working to
carve the ham. To the
right are Ashley and Kris-
ten Navratil, Deb Bebo
and Karen Navratil.
By Paul Thompson
UWMC executive director
The United Way of McLeod
County recently kicked off the
organization’s 51st annual fall
campaign to raise funds for its
partner agencies/programs and
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Li-
brary Initiative.
The need for the programs
and services that our partner
agencies provide has never
been greater.
The news lately has been of
financial crisis and employ-
ment and construction down-
turns, while living costs
continue to rise. Demands on
public agencies, food shelves,
clothes banks and utility funds
are much higher than last year
– and from people who have
never requested assistance be-
State funding to public and
private agencies has been cut,
at the same time that requests
for assistance are increasing.
United Way helps fill that gap.
First as the Hutchinson Area
United Way and then merged
with the Glencoe Area United
Fund in 2008, our organization
has been a part of this region
for over 50 years.
The UWMC supports pro-
grams in the areas of: emer-
gency and basic needs, health
and human services, child de-
velopment and community de-
We don’t just provide a
blank check to our partners;
we fund specific programs
with measurable outcome ob-
jectives ensuring the funds we
invest on your behalf are mak-
ing the greatest impact on
community needs.
Our United Way has deliv-
ered over $750,000 in commu-
nity investment grants to part-
ner agencies over the last five
years. Our 2013-14 campaign
is under way, with a goal of
We realize that you may be
facing financial pressures in
your own home. But, we hope
you’ll give as generously as
you can. We’re sure that
you’re familiar with most of
our partner agencies. In fact,
we’re sure you know someone
who has been helped by them
– your neighbors, co-workers
and possibly your own family.
We need your help this year.
If you work for one of the
businesses that allow you to
donate through payroll deduc-
tion, that is the easiest way. If
your employer doesn’t offer a
workplace campaign, please
ask if they will start one.
If you’ve received our
brochure in the newspaper,
please reply. You can also do-
nate online at: www.united-
waymcleodcounty.org or by
mail to 218 Main Street South,
Suite 124, PO Box 504,
Hutchinson, MN 55350.
Why give to United Way?
• It’s efficient: Over the last
seven years administrative and
fundraising costs average 17
• It’s local: That means 83
percent of funds raised are
used for programs that benefit
McLeod County residents. All
operating decisions are made
by a board consisting of 15
McLeod County residents.
• It’s connected: Partners
with area agencies that in 2011
provided services to over
35,000 people.
• It’s accountable: Each year
we are independently re-
viewed by a local auditor. We
are subject to stringent United
Way Worldwide membership
Our theme this year is
“Give. Advocate. Volunteer.
LIVE UNITED.” Whether you
give your funds, your voice, or
your time, you are making a
difference for many in
McLeod County.
Please support United Way
at the most generous level you
can. Thank you in advance.
Guest column:
UWMC fall campaign sets goal at $268,000
Letters to the Editor
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The Glencoe-Silver Lake schools held its
annual food drive and collected 2,432
pounds of food. GSL Superintendent
Chris Sonju said, “the kids were awe-
some!” Last Wednesday, some of the sec-
ondary school students collected the food
donations from all the GSL school build-
ings, loaded them into a school bus and
took them to the McLeod Emergency
Food Shelf. There, they unloaded and
sorted the donations as Food Shelf Exec-
utive Director Marietta Neumann, far right,
helped supervise. Neumann commended
the young people for all their help in re-
supplying the shelves. She said the stu-
dents brought in a record amount of
donations this fall.
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C h a n h a s s e n D T . c o m
The Czechs and Polish from
Silver Lake are just GREAT!
They go to church, love to
dance, drink beer, and friends
you will APPRECIATE!
Yes, I know everyone, one
and ALL!
Now these are the names as
best as I can RECALL!
OH, OH, These all end in a
You will see them every
Matousek, Hornichek,
Hoodecheck, Poshek, On-
dracek, Sustacek, Vorlicek,
Worshek, Zajicek, Janousek,
Kosek, Pessek, Jilek,
Pulkrabek, Jerabek, Vacek,
Vasak, Vlcek, Wendolek,
Jaskowiak, Wawrzyniak, Sop-
kowiak, Wozniak, Kacz-
marek, Kadlec, Skorpik,
Wosmek, Osmek, Yurek,
Jurek, Dvorak, Ogitzak,
Graczyk, Mallak, Nowak,
Novak, Kasprzyk, Humlichek
and Humlicek, Mickolichek
and Mikolichek, and Totushek
and Totusek.
OH, OH, These all end in an
Some are hard to pronounce
and to SAY!
Hlavka, Havelka, Picha,
Pohanka, Polifka, Popelka,
Posusta, Pesina, Prochaska,
Smutka, Smida, Svanda,
Slanga, Svoboda, Zaruba,
Fiala, Kucera, Korista,
Kalvoda, Konerza, Klima,
Trnka, Tupa, Mrkvicka,
Micka, Miska, Oliva, Shamla,
Ruzicka, Noga, Vejrosta,
Lhotka, Merrill and Cacka and
OH, OH, These all sound
like they end in SKI!
Some are SKY but plainly
pronounced SKI as you can
Makovsky, Metkowski, Po-
drasky, Pilarski, Pokornowski,
Bohenski, Blazinski, Sneg-
osky, Smeiglewski, Smy-
kalski, Shimanski, Stritesky,
Chalupsky, Klenicky, Jagod
zinski, Rozeski, Goranowski,
Juncewski, Kaminsky, Kulin-
ski, Lewandowski, Nagorski,
Witucki, Chmielewski, Ros-
eske and Miskovsky and
OH, OH, I’d like to make
Just to see if I have your AT-
Ardolf, Anderle, Benz, Ban-
das, Chrast, Dubisar, Drahos,
Dostal, Dolezal, Friauf, Hakel,
Horejsi, Kautz, Koktan,
Kuras, Krejci, LaMott, Mraz,
Mikesh, Maresh, Radoush,
Stifter, Schultz, Stibal, Urban,
Wraspir, Wanous, Vasko,
Vokal, Yukel, Verjrosta, Zan-
oth, Zrust, Zeik and Zich —
and Prokop-Prokop.
And there is: Ostendorf!
Thurn! Brelji! Schuette! An-
Where in the HECK did
they come from?
They stole the pretty girls
Those boys are welcome
back any day!
So, please, please, bring the
girls home to stay!
To the Mighty Fine People
Tribute to Czech and Poles
Tracing Roots
By Ron Pulkrabek
Editor’s Note: The following is to be sung to the tune of
“I’ve Been Everywhere,” recorded by Johnny Cash. Sing it
fast! Ask any local musician to play and sing it.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
8th-grade students of month
Lincoln Junior High School honored six of
its eighth-grade students as November
students of the month. They include, from
left to right, Laura Popelka, science; Cas-
sondra Perschau, physical education;
Karsen Howard, algebra; Allie Harpel, art;
Taryn Reichow, history; and Mariah
Koester, band.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
November students of the month
Eight seventh-grade students at Lincoln
Junior High School were selected as the
school’s November students of the month.
They include, front row, from left, Megan
Jochum, English; Jasmine Lorentz, ag/in-
dustrial technology; Samantha Sanchez,
pre-algebra; and Grace Kosek, science. In
the back are Malcolm Everhart, music; An-
drew Wraspir, geography; Alison Kettner,
physical education; and Madelynn Brown,
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whip butter with
an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in powdered
sugar, cornstarch, and flour. Beat on low for one
minute, then on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Drop
cookies by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on an un-
greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
Watch that edges do not brown too much. Cool
on wire racks.
Holiday Salsa
1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranber-
1 cup sugar
6 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
Assorted crackers or tortilla chips
Place cranberries and sugar in a food processor;
cover and pulse until coarsely chopped. Trans-
fer to a small bowl. Stir in the onions, cilantro
and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for several
hours or overnight. To serve, place cream
cheese on a serving plate. Drain salsa and spoon
over cream cheese. Serve with crackers or
1 cup sliced almonds
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
4 cups Kix cereal
1 cup chocolate chips
Position two racks in the middle of the oven;
preheat to 325 degrees. Spread almonds on a
baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted,
about 5 minutes; transfer to a bowl and wipe
baking sheet clean. Beat butter, almond butter,
honey, sugar and brown sugar in a bowl with a
mixer on medium speed until smooth, about 3
minutes. Beat in egg. Add baking soda, baking
powder, cinnamon, and vanilla and almond ex-
tracts and beat until combined, about 1 minute.
Add the cereal, chocolate chips and half of the
almonds to the dough and mix with a wooden
spoon. Form spoonfuls of dough into 2-inch
balls and arrange on ungreased baking sheets,
about 3 inches apart. Top each with remaining
almonds. Bake until cookies spread out and turn
brown, about 12 minutes, rotating baking sheets
halfway through. Let cookies cool 5 minutes on
baking sheets, then carefully remove to a rack
to cool completely.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
On Nov. 9, the Glencoe/Silver Lake Cub
Scouts went door-to-door to pick up
items for the food shelf. In Silver Lake,
members Logan Clouse, left, Owen Pe-
terson, and Jacob Stifter, right, col-
lected over 337 pounds of food.
Submitted photo
Cub Scouts collect for food shelf
Luce Line Trail Continued from page 1
“sliver” of the county benefit-
ting from the trail, “but how do
we on the south end?” he
“It’s a public trail,” Nies
said. He added anyone can
enjoy it.
“What’s the return on invest-
ments? What kind of busi-
nesses will benefit from the
trail?” Bobier asked.
Nies said the Crow River
Winery is one example. “They
plan to build a trail from their
facility to that trail (Luce
Line). Is that going to justify
allocating $500,000? I don’t
know,” Nies said.
“If you’re asking where we
will see that $500,000 back, I
don’t know. But one example
is if we allocated $500,000 to
our parks department. We don’t
see that return,” Wright said.
“But that money is distrib-
uted around the county, right?”
Bishop said.
“Yes, it is,” Wright said.
Wright added the board did
not allocate money for the
paving of the trail, but for pre-
construction. “The paving is
left up to the state,” Wright
“If it gets paved, what is the
annual cost to maintain the
trail? What is the life ex-
pectancy?” Sladek asked.
County Engineer John
Brunkhorst said the trail has
about 30 or 40 years in life ex-
“OK, Steve Cook (Hutchin-
son mayor) was saying 20
years,” Sladek said. He added
he thought it would be expen-
sive to maintain.
“I thought DNR would han-
dle maintenance,” Brunkhorst
“Well, we’re paying that,
too,” Bobier said.
Bobier and Bishop asked
about recovery options of the
$500,000 if the state bonding
money comes in “over.”
“Don’t worry, they’ll spend
it all,” Nies said.
“So there are no recovery
options then,” Bishop said.
“No,” Nies replied.
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‘Potentially the best team we’ve ever had’
Coach Lance Wurm and his wrestlers have high expectations for their upcoming season
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, December 5, 2013 — Page 5
12....at NLS Conf. Tourney ......
14....at Hutchinson Inv.....noon
21....at Academy of Holy
Angels Inv.........................TBD
04....at Belle Plaine Inv....noon
09....at Holy Family Cath Conf.
11....at Waconia Inv..........TBD
18....at Delano Conf. Tourney..
25....at NLS Inv................noon
08....at Orono (Sections) ..TBD
06....at Annandale.............6:00
07....at Northfield Inv.........3:00
14....at St. Peter Tri...........1:00
17....Watertown-Mayer .....6:00
14....Litchfield. ..................6:00
17....at Dassel-Cokato......6:00
18....GSL Inv.....................8:00
21....St. Peter and Orono..6:00
30....at Delano ..................6:00
07....Mound-Wtka .............6:00
14....at Mankato (Sections)......
05....Wabasso/Red Rock Cen-
07....GSL Inv. ....................9:30
12....at Hutchinson 2D  .....6:00
14....at Andover Inv. ........10:00
19....at NLS 2D.................6:00
20....at St. Peter Tri...........5:00
21....at Richfield Inv. .........9:00
02....Watertown-Mayer .....6:00
04....at Ogilvie Inv. ............TBD
09....GSL 2D (with Delano,
Hutchinson and Orono).....6:00
11....at Zimmerman Inv. ....9:00
16....at Mound-Wtka 2D....6:00
18....at LCWM Inv...........10:00
23....at Hutchinson............6:00
30....at ACGC Quad..........5:00
31....at NLS Conf. Tourney ......
01....GSL Youth Tourney...8:00
06....New Prague..............6:00
07....at STMA....................6:00
08....at DC Inv...................8:00
03....St. Peter .............W,60-42
07....at NYA.......................6:00
10....Belle Paine ...............7:30
13....New Ulm...................7:30
17....at New Prague..........7:30
20....Lester Prairie ............7:30
28....MACCRAY tourney.12:45
03....at Sibley East............7:30
07....at Dassel-Cokato......7:15
10....at Mound-Wtka .........7:15
11....at Mayer Lutheran ....3:00
21....at Litchfield ...............7:15
24....at Hutchinson............7:15
28....at Annandale.............7:15
31....Holy Family Cath ......7:15
03....Rocori .......................7:30
10....at NLS.......................7:15
18....Litchfield ...................7:15
20....at Waconia................7:15
21....Delano ......................7:15
25....Annandale ................7:15
26....Maple River .........L,62-61
06....at Bloomington Jefferson
07....at NYA.......................7:30
10....at Hutchinson............7:30
17....at Annandale.............7:15
27....GSL Holiday tourney.3:00
28....GSL Holiday tourney.3:00
03....Sibley East................7:30
04....at Jordan...................3:00
10....Mound-Wtka .............7:15
14....at NLS.......................7:15
17....at Orono....................7:15
21....Litchfield ...................7:15
23....at BOLD....................7:30
28....Annandale ................7:15
31....at Holy Family Cath ..7:15
03....at Belle Plaine...........7:30
06....at Dassel-Cokato......7:15
10....at Rocori ...................7:30
18....at Litchfield ...............7:15
20....at Watertown-Mayer .7:30
21....at Delano ..................7:15
GSL Winter
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
Returning five wrestlers with
31 wins or more from a season
ago, head coach Lance Wurm
said he’s more nervous for this
season because of the expecta-
tions he has for his Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestlers.
Heading the list of returning
wrestlers are captains Jacob Jew-
ett, who finished 37-7 and
claimed 6th place at 106 pounds
in Class AA, and Michael Don-
nay, who finished the season
with an injury default, but still
went 33-6 at 120 pounds.
Brandon Richter returns as a
junior after going 31-12 at 126,
and Nate Tesch returns from
Lester Prairie after finishing 33-
10 as a sophomore and placing
third at 138 pounds in the section
Senior Dalton Clouse also
placed third at sections at 195
pounds, and finished his season
at 32-10 with 97 career wins.
Sophomore Aaron Donnay
completed his freshman season
with a 26-15 record at 113
pounds as well.
The journey ended in the sec-
tion quarterfinals against
Hutchinson for last year’s team,
falling 42-22 to the Tigers who
went on to lose to New Prague.
GSL/LP finished with a 14-7
dual-match record.
This year’s team believes it
has the horses to make a run in
sections, and possibly to the state
But GSL/LP will take on that
task without the school’s first
state champion since 2005 in
Mitchell Hartwig, who was
crowned the Class AA 145
pound champ to cap off a stellar
42-2 senior season.
“He was a good, solid
wrestler,” Wurm said of Hartwig.
“You could always count on him
for a good win.
“He was around all summer,
and hopefully the kids learned a
lot from him,” said Wurm. “We
keep referencing that he’s a state
champ, and (try) to pound that in
... In order to replace him, it’s
going to have to be a team ef-
Despite losing Hartwig, Wurm
and his two captains feel that this
year’s team is primed to make a
run at the state tournament, with
the head coach liking the depth
of his team.
“Our goal is to get to state,”
Wurm said. “I figure it’s a four-
team race right now. Some peo-
ple don’t think we have enough
firepower, but I think we’re
pretty deep. The depth from last
year is going to be used a lot this
year. I feel like we’re a stronger
team from last year, even without
Mitchell (Hartwig) ... We’ve just
got to get them over that edge,
and make them believe that they
are that state caliber team.”
“We didn’t lose a lot (from last
year),” Jewett said, “and we’re
pretty strong all the way
“We’ve got a lot of work, but
it’s very possible.” Michael Don-
nay added. “(This is) potentially
the best team our school has ever
In order to get to state, Wurm
said this group will “have to
score more team points. Be ag-
gressive and be leaders,” and,
“get four or five points rather
than just three-point wins.”
As far as what he expects from
his two captains, Wurm said,
“Big things.
“They’re good leaders, and
they want to succeed,” Wurm
said. “Jewett’s hungry after beat-
ing the state champ three times
last year, and the Class A state
champ. So he knows he belongs,
and that should be enough drive
for himself right there.
“Michael just needs to not get
dropped on his head (like last
year),” Wurm joked. “A lot of it’s
confidence, and mind games that
these guys have to get over and
get through to realize that they
belong on that pedastal at state,”
where Wurm thinks Donnay be-
Individually, both wrestlers
said they do have their sights set
on the state tournament, with
Jewett stating he’d like to bring
home a championship.
“My goal is to win state,” Jew-
ett said. “Coming up short like
that (last year) doesn’t feel good.
It makes you hungrier for more,
and it’s going to make it that
much better this year.”
“I’d like to make a run at plac-
ing in state,” Michael Donnay
With high expectations sur-
rounding an experienced team,
the Panthers will look to take the
program to the next level.
The season kicks off this
Thursday as GSL/LP hosts
Wabasso/Red Rock Central.
— Jewett is currently ranked
second at 106 pounds in Class
AA according to The Guillotine’s
pre-season state rankings.
— The four teams Wurm al-
luded to that should be vying for
a state berth from Section 2 are
GSL/LP, New Prague, Scott
West and Hutchinson.
The Panthers will have their
work cut out for them, with The
Guillotine ranking Hutchinson
sixth, New Prague seventh, and
Scott West ninth in Class AA.
GSL/LP is not currently ranked.
— Listed on the Minnesota
State High School League’s
page, GSL/LP’s roster looks as
106, Jacob Jewett (grade 12);
113, Aaron Donnay (10); 120,
Michael Donnay (12); 126, Alex
Mielke (10); 126, Brandon
Richter (11).
138, Nate Tesch (11); 145,
Dalton Kosek (9); 160, Nick
Brelje (10); 160, Tristan Weber
(10); 170, John Williams (12).
182, Colton Lueders (12); 195,
Dalton Clouse (12); 195 Peyton
Sell (9); 285, Chris Lemke (11).
— The GSL/LP Don Hall
Classic is this Saturday in Glen-
Joining the Panthers are teams
from BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hec-
tor, Howard Lake-Waverly-Win-
sted, Kimball Area, Parkers
Prairie, St. Clair, Trinity (Bloom-
ington), Watertown-Mayer,
Windom and Zumbrota-
Wrestling begins at 9:30 a.m.
and continues into the afternoon.
— Three wrestlers from Lester
Prairie are on this year’s team, in-
cluding: Nate Tesch, John
Williams and Alex Mielke.
— Joining Wurm’s coaching
staff this year is Shawn Fettig
from Detroit Lakes, who is a
North Dakota native where he
was a state tournament entrant.
Fettig will coach JV/Varsity. Jeff
Delwiche returns as a middle
school/JV coach as well.
The current captains and last year’s sec-
tion place winners for the Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake wrestling team: Jacob Jewett*
(first at 106 pounds), Michael Donnay*,
Dalton Clouse (third at 195 pounds),
Nick Brelje (sixth at 160 pounds) and
Nate Tesch (third at 138 pounds). Not
pictured is Brandon Richter (fifth at 126
pounds). *Captains.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
If you would’ve told Glencoe-
Silver Lake boys’ head basket-
ball coach Robb DeCorsey his
team would score 61 points in the
season opener hosting Maple
River on Tuesday, Nov. 26, he
would’ve been pleased.
“I was just worried we weren’t
going to score,” he admitted.
Had you then told him those
points would come in a one-point
62-61 overtime loss, which GSL
led for a majority of the game, he
would tell you it was frustrating,
but he’s “OK,” with how his
team performed. And such was
the case Tuesday, in Glencoe, as
the Panthers gave up 42 points in
the second half and overtime to
the Eagles, despite holding them
to 20 in the first.
“I thought we did OK. We
scored 61 points and shot 50 per-
cent from the field,” DeCorsey
said. But when it comes to giving
up 38 points in the second half of
regulation with 12 of them com-
ing in the last three minutes,
coach DeCorsey said, “You’re
not going to win games doing
GSL took its first lead of the
game about nine minutes into the
first half when Garrett Ober
scored his second score of the
night. Ober’s shot was set up by
Teddy Petersen attacking the
lane, then dishing it to the 6’8”
senior who put GSL up 10-8.
Cole Petersen came off the
bench and sparked some offense
for the Panthers midway through
the first half, scoring six points.
He finished the game five-of-
seven from the field with 11
“That’s highly effective bench
play,” DeCorsey said. “He’s a
pure sixth man.”
DeCorsey’s Panthers never
fully relinquished the lead until
overtime, but some missed free
throws late in the second half
kept GSL from closing out the
Teddy Petersen and Jacob
Popelka both went to the line
with less than a minute remain-
ing and a two-point 57-55 lead
Popelka made one, while
Teddy Petersen missed both,
stretching the lead to 58-55.
Guard Jonah Breiter drove the
ball down the court and got sep-
aration from Keaton Anderson
on a screen the junior tried to cut
under. With extra room, Breiter
pulled up and sunk a three-
pointer that brought the visiting
Maple River crowd to its feet as
he tied the game 58-58, where
the score stayed until overtime.
The Panthers took a momen-
tary 60-58 lead as Anderson hit a
field goal to open up the extra pe-
But the Eagles shored up their
defense and only allowed the
Panthers to score once more
from the free-throw line.
Grant Sonnek put back a
missed shot for the Eagles, giv-
ing them their first lead since the
opening minutes of the first half
at 62-60.
Another foul on Anderson put
him on the line with a chance to
tie the game. He made the first
but the second bounced off the
rim for an Eagle rebound.
GSL had one more chance to
win the game on an inbounds
play with :01 remaining.
The Eagles pressed and forced
a tough pass to Ober who turned
and dribbled. By the time the
senior pulled the ball back to
heave it the length of the court,
the final buzzer had sounded, and
the Panthers lost 62-61.
GSL now travels to Bloom-
ington Jefferson for a 7 p.m.
game on Friday before visiting
Norwood-Young America on
Saturday at 7:30.
— The starting lineup for the
Panthers was: Garrett Ober,
Keaton Anderson, Teddy Pe-
tersen, Mason Goettl and Jacob
Three players came off the
bench for GSL: Cole Petersen,
Mason Albrecht and Jon Richer.
— Though GSL starts 0-1
when it very well could have
been 1-0, DeCorsey and his play-
ers know it’s going to take some
time for this group to gel.
“I thought we did more posi-
tive things than negative,”
DeCorsey said.
“We just learned we’ve got to
finish,” Anderson said. “We
started missing free throws and it
kind of just went downhill at the
end. We’re a young team and
we’re going to learn from it.”
“I thought we played really
well in the first part,” Popelka
said. “We out-hustled them in the
first half, but the second half just
felt like a different story.”
While DeCorsey knew it was
going to take time for his Pan-
thers to mesh, he said his players
will have to do some learning
and growing up as well.
“One thing is immaturity,”
DeCorsey said. “We’re not expe-
rienced, and sometimes we try to
play like it’s a pick-up game. You
can’t just revert back to what you
know and what you’re comfort-
able with, because that’s not
going to happen here. We’ve just
got to get past that part and also
learn to trust each other.”
— The surprise of the game
was Cole Petersen’s 11 points off
the bench for the Panthers. He
boasted the highest field goal
percentage on the team at 71 per-
cent, and had the second most
points behind Anderson with 11.
“It’s been a while since I’ve
played basketball competitively
against another team,” Cole Pe-
tersen said. “It was easy to adjust.
These younger guys, they’ve
been playing basketball together
for a long time, and they just kind
of incorporated me right in, and
I worked well with them.”
“I really thought Cole did
good things and helped us. He
was the sixth guy we counted
on,” DeCorsey said. “He came in
the game and gave us some good
help off the bench. I’m really
pleased with some of the things
Cole could do, and he put some
length on the floor for us.”
Panthers lose nail biter in OT
Cole Petersen (35) fends off Will Keller before driving
down the baseline for two of his 11 points off the bench.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Teddy Petersen puts the brakes on and prepares to pull up
from behind the three-point line during Tuesday’s game.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
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November Panther Paws
The November Panther Paw recipients in
the fifth grade at GSL’s Lakeside Elemen-
tary School were, front, from left to right,
Brittin Posusta, Mason Dietel, Haley Over-
man, Raegan Merrell and Sarai Garcia. In
the back are Dylan Richards, Joey Barrett,
Jackson Everhart, Allie Gronlund and
Kristina Roush.
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Panther Paws for 6th grade
Eleven sixth-grade students were selected
as Panther Paw recipients at GSL Lake-
side Elementary School for November.
The recipients include, front, Derek Trip-
pel, Alex Cohrs, Isabelle Elias and Kaleb
Templin. In the back are Alexis Fronk,
Kathryn Nowak, Kaitlyn Popp, Mia La-
Plante and Dylan Heuer. Missing was Al-
fredo Villarreal.
75 YEARS AGO - DEC. 10, 1938 —Voters
cast their ballots at the village election on Tues-
day and elected Frank A. Chalupsky as mayor.
Not only did Frank Chalupsky get elected as
mayor but his son, Amos, was elected to the of-
fice of recorder. F.A. Bandas, up for re-election
as a councilman for the three-year term, de-
feated Frank Shamla by a vote of 178 to 102.
A.C. “Tony” Urban was re-elected assessor, and
F.J. Burich, who was unopposed, was re-elected
as treasurer.
The election of F.A. Chalupsky as mayor
along with that of his son as recorder is some-
thing unique in village elections. It’s a rare oc-
currence for a father and son to win two of the
important village offices in a village election.
By special arrangements, Silver Lake is to
have the privilege of hearing one of the out-
standing temperance speakers of America, Miss
Norma C. Brown. The Rev. Joseph Leksa has
made arrangements whereby Miss Brown will
speak at the Czech Presbyterian Church on Fri-
day evening, Dec. 16.
Joe Mikolichek becomes a property owner in
Silver Lake through a recent business deal when
he purchased the Zrust dwelling near the public
school building at the auction for $182. Mr.
Mikolichek acquired the lot just west of F.J. Ar-
dolf’s residence, built a foundation and moved
the dwelling to the new location.
Group III of the Presbyterian Church Ladies
Aid are selling Christmas wreaths at 25¢ each.
Katz’s Bar is open for business and solicits a
continuance of your patronage.
The Quality Food Store has just put in a line
of bakery goods which are baked at Winsted and
brought to the store.
Joseph Pohanka Sr., 85, died on Tuesday, Dec.
6, at the Hutchinson hospital. Funeral services
were held on Friday, Dec. 9, at the E.J. Nuwash
Funeral Home.
50 YEARS AGO - DEC. 3, 1963 — Two
hundred forty-seven voters went to the polls to
cast their ballots for mayor, councilman and
treasurer at the annual village election held on
Tuesday. Write-in ballots for the office of mayor
had Henry Shimanski being elected. Harry Jer-
abek received 102 write-in votes electing him to
the positon of councilman. Mrs. Gertrude
(Cyril) Navratil, the only filed candidate for the
office of treasurer, was re-elected to the posi-
A new Cub Scout pack will be organized in
Silver Lake at a meeting to be held in the com-
munity building on Monday, Dec. 9. The pack
organizing committee has secured Don Quast as
Cubmaster and Ernest Jurek as assistant Cub-
master of Pack 398 of Silver Lake.
Shamla Oil Co. and Shamla 7 Hi are giving
away six oven-ready turkeys for your Christmas
dinner. Just stop in and register.
Register at the Silver Lake Leader Office to
be one of the lucky winners of the two free
turkeys that will be given away.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the
Silver Lake Creamery Asssociation will be held
on Tuesday evening, Dec. 10, at the Community
Judy and Richard Wanous, daughter and son
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wanous, were honored
at the Farmers Union meeting in St. Paul for
completing five years of junior activity in the
Swan Lake Farmers Union.
Some of the specials at Ruzicka’s Super Mar-
ket include: ground beef, 39¢ per pound; pic-
nics, 29¢ a pound; 20 pound bag of Russet
potatoes 59¢; dozen tangerines 39¢; Folgers cof-
fee, 2 pound can $1.19; Nestle’s candy bars,
package of 10, 39¢; brown or powdered sugar,
3 pound bag 39¢.
Mrs. Evelyn Wraspir, 68, passed away on
Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Alice Haney Rest Home
in Lester Prairie. Funeral services were held on
Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Presbyterian Church,
Silver Lake.
25 YEARS AGO - DEC. 8, 1988 — Ken
Schweikert recently opened the Audio Video
Center store in the Silver Lake Elevator build-
ing. He will be carrying a complete line of Syl-
vania home entertainment items and will have a
complete repair serivce.
The Silver Lake Lions Club donated $500 to
the city of Silver Lake to be used for the handi-
cap ramp being installed in the auditorium. The
club also donated $100 to the Silver Seekers 4-
H Club for its charitable Holiday Program.
The Silver Lake High School FHA chapter
will be spreading the holiday cheer by caroling
on Monday, Dec. 12.
The Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club members
installed thin ice warning signs on Swan Lake
Saturday morning.
The Silver Lake Public School Elementary
students will hold a Christmas boutique and
bake sale on Friday, Dec. 9, in the multi-purpose
George Portele, 79, passed away on Monday,
Nov. 21, at the Hutchinson hospital. Funeral
services were held on Friday, Nov. 25, at St.
Anastasia Church in Hutchinson.
Earl Sanken, 79, passed away on Sunday,
Dec. 4, at Burns Manor Nursing Home,
Hutchinson. Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, Dec. 6, from the Johnson-McBrde Fu-
neral Chapel in Glencoe.
Mrs. Clifton (Ruth Danek) Holmes, 79, of
Seattle, Wash., and formerly of Silver Lake,
passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Memorial
services were held on Dec. 3 at the University
Congregational Church in Seattle.
Cory Iliff, infant son of Richard and Tami
(Polchow) Iliff, passed away on Dec. 3 shortly
after birth at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 5,
from the Fenske Funeral Chapel, Arlington.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
Geography competitors
The first-level winners of the Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake Geography Bee were announced
at Lincoln Junior High. They will now ad-
vance to the oral geography bee later this
school year. The first-round winners in-
clude, front, from left, Kaleb Elke, Jacob
Reichow, Samantha Sanchez, Cody Rae
and Josh Kuehn, all seventh graders. Mid-
dle row, Leah Bettcher, a seventh grader,
Ashley Teubert, Jaecub Fondurulia, Taryn
Reichow and Laura Popelka, all eighth
graders. In the back are eighth graders
Dylan Richter, Austin Pinske, Blake Ortloff
and Theresa Siers. Missing were Brett
Baumgarten, a seventh grader, and Jack
Gepson, an eighth grader.
Submitted photo
GFWC Silver Lake
Women’s Club hosted a
staff appreciation for the
staff of Glencoe-Silver
Lake Lakeside Elementary
on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in
observance of American
Education Week. GSL
Business Manager
Michelle Sander (left) was
presented a check for
$200 by women’s club
president Margaret Benz
(right) to be used for li-
brary books at Lakeside.
Cindy Pieper was recently
honored as outstanding conser-
vationist at the annual meeting
of the Minnesota Association
of Soil and Water Conserva-
tion Districts, Dec. 1-3, in
Bloomington. They were se-
lected by the McLeod Soil and
Water Conservation District
(SWCD) for the award.
Each year, the state’s
SWCDs recognize individuals
and organizations for outstand-
ing accomplishments in imple-
menting conservation practices
and improving Minnesota’s
natural resources. The award
program is conducted with
support from The Farmer mag-
azine, and the award ceremony
receives sponsorship from the
Minnesota Corn Growers As-
According to Charles Math-
ews, Pieper was recognized for
a variety of reasons. Follow-
ing is a summary of some of
the reasons she was chosen:
• She has planted many trees
to stop wind erosion.
• She is enrolled in multiple
CCRP practices along the
River and Wetland areas.
• She has enrolled riparian
land into the Reinvest In Min-
nesota (RIM) program.
• Many of her projects are
completed without financial
• She enjoys showing her ef-
forts and projects to others.
“We’re really proud of
Cindy Pieper and what she has
done for conservation in
McLeod County,” said Math-
ews. Cindy provides a won-
derful example for
conservationists by her contin-
ued support of conservation
throughout the years by main-
taining her Conservation Re-
serve Program (CRP) land to
promote wildlife habitat and
planting numerous trees over
the years.
Pieper honored
for county
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Active weather early in the week will give way to the
coldest air of the winter as we move toward the weekend.
A strong area of low pressure and cold air slid through the
upper Midwest early this week, bringing snow and plenty
of cold with it.
As I write this, we haven’t seen any of the white stuff
yet, but it looks like we should have had a few bouts. The
main band of snow should have stayed to our north, but the
most recent model I just looked at spread a few inches as
far south as us, so I guess you already know if that did in
fact happen.
The low should move away late Wednesday and move
in a very cold pool of air over the area. Highs to end the
week into the weekend will have a tough time making it
out of the single digits with lows possibly to the minus
teens not too far away (the more snow we got, the colder
it will get).
This seems like it’s all happening a bit early this year,
but perhaps we have just been spoiled in recent years.
A storm is forecast to move to our south Sunday into
Monday, but if the cold were to give way a bit, we could
see a little snow from this one as well (not holding my
Taking a peek at the extended shows a large storm build-
ing for mid to late next week, but forecast models tend to
have a tough time dealing with the cold snaps like the one
we are in, so I’m just mentioning the chance. Have a great
week all, bundle up!
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 3-9; clouds/lingering flurries.
Thursday — Highs 6-12; lows -8 to 0; partly cloudy.
Friday — Highs 3-10; lows -12 to -5; partly cloudy.
Saturday — Highs 3-10; lows -12 to -5; partly cloudy.
Sunday — Highs 8-15; clouds/snow shower.
Weather Quiz: Why does it get colder if we have a snow-
pack in place vs. having no snow on the ground?
Answer to last week’s question: What are some of De-
cember’s weather extremes? December’s extremes —
Highest temperature 68 degrees (Dec. 1, 1998), lowest
temperature -39 degrees (Dec. 25, 1879); most precipita-
tion 1.50 inches (Dec. 14, 1891), most snowfall 16.3 inches
(Dec. 11, 2010). The average high/low for this time of year
is about 30/16.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Submitted photo
3rd-grade Panther Paws
GSL’s Lakeside Elementary School hon-
ored its November Panther Paw award
winners last week. The recipients include,
front, from left to right, Eliot Montes, Is-
abella Nowak, Courtney Mathwig, Finley
Sturges and Christopher Garcia. In the
back are Mitchell Penaz, Madison Witte,
Mason Ittel, Gavin Popp and Skyler Kir-
Submitted photo
4th-grade Panther Paws
GSL Lakeside Elementary School honored
its November Panther Paw award winners
last week. The recipients include, front,
from left to right, Makayla Wigern, Carter
Ruschmeier, Paige Drew, Abigale Boetel
and Madeline Manteuffel. In the back are
Francesca Comelli, Bailey Springer, Alisia
Goettl, Brent Lipke and Karlee Karg.
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sat., Dec. 7 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 8 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship, 9:30
a.m.; adult Sunday school and
Christmas program practice,
10:35 a.m.
Mon., Dec. 9 — Church board
meeting, 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 11 — Confirma-
tion, discipleship class, 6 p.m.;
prayer time, puppet practice, 7
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends
Carol Chmielewski, pastor
Office hours: Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 8 — Handbells prac-
tice, 8:45 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.;
fellowship after worship.
Wed., Dec. 11 — Light supper,
5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.;
Advent worship service, 6:15
p.m.; choir practice, 6:45 p.m.
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Dec. 5 — Reconcilia-
tion at Cedar Crest, 10 a.m.; Mass
at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.;
CCW/Rosary Society potluck,
meeting and Christmas party, 6
Fri., Dec. 6 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
first Friday communion calls.
Sat., Dec. 7 — Reconciliation,
5 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 8 — Second Sunday
of Advent; Mass, 8 a.m and 8 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 9 — Gathering at
Olivia, 10 a.m.; Mass, 7 p.m.
(Rosary Society installation).
Tues., Dec. 10 — Eucharistic
adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 11 — Mass, 5 p.m.;
first- through sixth-grade religious
education classes, 5:30 p.m.-6:45
p.m.; adult choir practice, 6:30
p.m.; seventh- through 11th-grade
religious education classes, 7
p.m.-8 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 12 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.
950 School Rd. S.W.
E-mail: infor@
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., Dec. 8 — Worship, 9:30
a.m. and 6 p.m.
770 School Rd.,
Kenneth Rand,
Branch President
Sun., Dec. 8 — Sunday school,
10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priest-
hood, relief society and primary,
11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
20924 State Hwy. 7 W.,
E-mail: assembly@
Dr. Lee Allison, pastor
Sun., Dec. 8 — Worship, 8:30
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Dec. 11— Family night
activities, 6:30 p.m.
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net
Sun., Dec. 8 — Sunday school,
9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m.
1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Dec. 5 — Morning
prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.;
no junior choir; St. Pius X School
Christmas program, 1 p.m. and 7
p.m.; fundraiser night at Un-
hinged! Pizza, 5 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 6 — Morning prayer,
8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.;
adoration of the blessed sacra-
ments follows Mass until noon;
first Friday communion calls
begin, 10 a.m.; youth group spon-
sored “Kids Nite Out” event, 5:30
p.m.-9 p.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30
Sat., Dec. 7 — Baptism ses-
sion in Spanish, 10 a.m.; KC Ad-
vent reflection day, noon-3 p.m.;
reconciliation, 3:30 p.m.; Mass, 5
p.m.; CUF Christmas potluck fol-
Sun., Dec. 8 — Second Sunday
of Advent; Mass with KC corpo-
rate communion, 9:30 a.m.; Our
Lady of Guadalupe procession,
Mass and celebration, 11:30 a.m.;
no Hispanic ministry religious ed-
ucation for youths and adults;
Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake,
8 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 9 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20
a.m.; gather meeting in Renville,
10 a.m.; Schoenestatt girls’ group
meeting, 3 p.m.; adult choir prac-
tice, 7 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 10 — Morning
prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.
Wed., Dec. 11 — Morning
prayer, 7 a.m.; school Mass, 7:20
a.m.; kindergarten through sixth-
grade religious education, 7 p.m.-
8 p.m.; seventh- through
11th-grade religious education, 7
p.m.-8:15 p.m.
1215 Roberts Rd. SW.,
Rick Stapleton, senior pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship pas-
tor/director of
student ministries
Sun., Dec. 8 —Adult growth
groups, Sunday school and wor-
ship, 9 a.m.; adult growth groups
and worship, 10:30 a.m.; discover
membership, noon; Shalom run-
ning group, 4 p.m.; Financial
Peace University, 7 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 9 — Griefshare
workshop, 6:30 p.m.; women’s
discipleship, 7 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 10 — Women’s dis-
cipleship, 9 a.m.
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
Sat., Dec. 7 — Secret pals re-
Sun., Dec. 8 — Worship with
communion, 9 a.m.; Christmas
program practice, 10:30 a.m.; cof-
fee, 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Dec. 11 — Midweek Ad-
vent worship, 6:30 p.m.; choir,
7:30 p.m.
Church News
The Tim Orth Memorial
Foundation is a non-profit or-
ganization designed to help
young people who are ill and
need assistance in paying for
their medical treatment.
The foundation has a board
made up of unpaid volunteers
who examine the applications
from area families. The foun-
dation also has many volun-
teers who invest countless
hours organizing, preparing,
soliciting and conducting
fundraisers for these youth and
their families.
On Saturday, March 29,
2014, the foundation will stage
its 16th-annual benefit to raise
funds for children with med-
ical needs.
Applications for the
fundraiser will be accepted
until Dec. 23.
Persons in the area who
know of such a child can ob-
tain an application by calling
Ralph Johnson at 320-587-
6733 or Don Tangen 320-864-
The foundation wishes to
thank the many people from
far and near who have volun-
teered, contributed or attended
the fundraiser.
The successful events of the
past 15 years have helped
many youth in the four-county
area and have had a positive
impact on hundred of lives.
Tim Orth
seeks ’14
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