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Vol. 112 No. 11 • Thursday, February 28, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
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Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
Joe Kaczmarek, owner of the two Kaz’s
auto repair locations in Silver Lake, is
closing his Main Street business and mov-
ing all services to his Highway 7 location.
“March 29 will be our last day at the Main
Street place. We will do all tire repairs and
oil changes here at the highway shop,”
Kaczmarek said. Kaczmarek opened the
Main Street location 10 years ago.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
After exactly 10 years of
business, Joe Kaczmarek,
owner of the two Kaz’s auto
repair locations in Silver Lake,
is closing his Main Street busi-
ness and moving all services
to his location on Highway 7.
The move will be on March
29.
“At the Main Street loca-
tion, we worked on tires and
did oil changes. Those serv-
ices will now be moved to the
Highway 7 location,” Kacz-
marek said.
As for gasoline, “Nope. We
won’t have any more gas
pumps. It’s just too expensive.
I didn’t make any money on
gas, and, in fact, I lost money.
“I wanted to stay open until
the Marathon gas station re-
opened. I tried like heck to
keep a gas station in town, but
I just can’t afford it anymore,”
Kaczmarek said.
The Marathon Station, lo-
cated on Highway 7, closed in
August 2011 after owners
Steve and Lisa Hauer shut the
doors due to the “poor econ-
omy.”
After the station closed,
Kaczmarek purchased equip-
ment to offer essential dairy
products like milk, cheese, and
sour cream, for citizens in Sil-
ver Lake.
“We won’t be offering those
anymore either, once the shop
on Main Street closes,” Kacz-
marek said.
Kaczmarek purchased the
Main Street location from
Schmeling Oil Company in
2003.
“I bought it on my birthday,
March 27, so yes, it will have
been exactly 10 years ....
when we close on March 29,”
he said.
Kaczmarek has worked as
an automotive mechanic for
the last 30 years, starting em-
ployment with George Lhotka
at Lhotka’s shop on Highway
7 — the same shop Kaz oper-
ates today.
“I bought this shop (the
highway shop) from George
about six years ago,” he said.
“I’m so thankful for all of
my loyal customers,” Kacz-
marek added.
Kaz’s Main Street shop to close March 29
Bustos
guilty on
4 counts
of murder
David Muniz Bustos,
44, of Silver Lake, will be
sentenced Thursday after-
noon in McLeod County
District Court after being
found guilty on four
felony murder charges
during a jury trial.
Bustos was convicted
of first-degree murder
while committing domes-
tic abuse with a past pat-
tern of domestic abuse;
second-degree murder-
with intent, not pre-medi-
tated; second-degree
murder without intent,
while committing a
felony; and third-dgree
murder, perpetrating an
eminently dangerous act
and evincing a depraved
mind.
A first-degree murder
charge carries a sentence
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
FFA Barnyard sights
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Glencoe-Silver
Lake Future Farmers of America (FFA)
chapter held its annual “Barnyard Day” in
Ag Room 341 at the high school. All kinds
of animals, from chickens to cows to
horses to goats to sheep were present.
Above, Samantha Lange shows off her
black angus Roxy, and to the left, Saman-
tha Dahlke flashes a smile with her pet rab-
bit, Leo. Below, son of Megan Nelson
seems unsure about the baby chick.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
“Can we go to single-sort
recycling? And is it worth it?”
are the top questions McLeod
County Commissioner Paul
Wright addressed at the Silver
Lake City Council meeting
Feb. 19.
Wright and County Com-
missioner Sheldon Nies up-
dated the City Council on the
solid waste program and cur-
rent recycling efforts in the
county and discussed potential
changes for the future.
Wright said the five-sort re-
cycling program in McLeod
County began in 2005 and has
shown “tremendous success.”
He said the county signed
with West Central Sanitation
last year, which offers every
week pickup versus every
other week.
“We have shown an increase
at four more tons per week
with the change to this new
hauler, and it seems our ton-
nage goes up every week. We
have been seeing a steady in-
cline,” Wright said.
“And this hauler doesn’t
even have their own facility,
so we know all the materials
and profits are coming to us,”
he added.
Wright listed the current
subsidized and partially subsi-
dized programs funded by
profits of the solid waste pro-
gram, including, the house-
hold hazardous waste disposal,
different facilities for recy-
cling, the Hunger Free
McLeod backpack program
and the recycling rebate given
to the schools.
“Most profits from the solid
waste program is put back into
the general fund and some of
the revenues from our recy-
cling efforts have been turned
into the services we have. In
other areas across the state,
those costs of services are in-
corporated into property
taxes,” Wright said.
“There is no added cost for
our recycling program,”
Wright emphasized.
He added that West Central
Sanitation is part of West Cen-
tral Industries (WCI), a com-
pany that provides jobs to
adults with disabilities.
“WCI offers jobs to adults
who otherwise wouldn’t be
able to find work, and by of-
fering employment opportuni-
ties, those adults feel a sense
of pride and accomplishment,
especially when they receive
that first paycheck,” Wright
said.
This year “is the year we
want to swing an increase in
recycling, and we are re-
searching ways to do that. By
going to each community and
educating the towns and town-
ships about our program, we
are getting feedback that will
help us improve the recycling
program in the county,”
Wright said.
Nies told the City Council
that Silver Lake has “one of
the highest recycling rates in
the county.”
“You have what, 350 house-
holds in Silver Lake? And our
records show that Silver Lake
averages about 115 tons in re-
cycling per year,” Nies said.
Wright and Nies also dis-
cussed the differences in con-
tamination rates between
five-sort and one-sort recy-
cling.
“Five-sort recycling in the
county has a contamination
rate of just 1.1 percent, and
one-sort recycling, though it’s
easier, has contamination rates
that average between 10 per-
cent to 20 percent,” Wright
said.
“And anything that is con-
taminated ends up in the land-
fill, so less material is actually
recycled,” Wright said.
“I’m going to be real blunt
with you. Why are you here
this year, and not other years,
to update us about recycling?
Are there other communities
looking into changing it?”
Mayor Bruce Bebo asked.
“Yes, there is one city think-
ing of opting out of the county
program, and we already
signed a contract with West
Central Sanitation for the next
three years. If we lose that
community, the county is still
paying for their end per con-
tract, which is about $2.68 per
household,” Wright said.
“We would lose revenue in
our general fund and for our
services,” Wright said.
5-sort recycling vs. 1-sort:
Which is best for Silver Lake?
A snowmobile-train acci-
dent in Dassel on Saturday
night claimed the life of Paul
Fenske, 31, of Silver Lake.
According to the Meeker
County Sheriff’s Office,
Fenske died of his injuries
after he lost control of his east-
bound snowmobile, slid into
the moving eastbound
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
train and was pulled under-
neath.
Authorities said the accident
occurred sev-
eral cars be-
hind the
locomotive,
and the train
crew wasn’t
aware of it
and kept
going. The
train was
later stopped.
According
to the Meeker County Sher-
iff’s Office, another snowmo-
biler was with Fenske and saw
the accident. That snowmo-
biler wasn’t injured.
The sheriff’s office and train
authorities are investigating
the accident.
Fenske and his wife, Kristi,
live in Silver Lake. He worked
as a manufacturing engineer
for Millerbernd Manufacturing
in Winsted.
Fenske’s full obituary is in
today’s Leader.
Snowmobile, train collision
claims life of Silver Lake man
Paul Fenske
McLeod County officials
on Friday released a state-
ment regarding a January
closed County Board meet-
ing in which it considered al-
legations made against Solid
Waste Director Ed Homan.
The complete statement, e-
mailed to The Chronicle by
County Administrator Pat
Melvin, is as follows:
“The County Board met in
a closed meeting on Jan. 22,
2013, to hear the conclusions
of an investigation into the
following allegations against
Solid Waste Director, Ed
Homan. The allegations in-
cluded:
• Making false statements
to legal counsel and the
county’s HR (human re-
sources) director during the
course of an EEOC (Equal
Employment Opportunity
Commission) investigation
when reporting his involve-
ment in approving training
for Mr. Jeff Strazzinski.
• Requiring Mr. Jeff
Strazzinski to provide written
justification for attending
training that a similarly situ-
ated, younger employee had
previously attended who had
not been required to provide
written reasons for attending.
• Visiting the workplace of
Mr. Jeff Strazzinski’s wife
for the purpose of investigat-
ing Mr. Strazzinski’s FMLA
(Family and Medical Leave
Act).
As a result of the investi-
gation Mr. Homan was
placed on an unpaid suspen-
sion effective Tuesday, Jan.
15, 2013, and lasting for a
period of eight work days.
Mr. Homan was compen-
sated for the Martin Luther
King holiday on Jan. 21,
2013 and was directed to re-
turn to work on Monday, Jan.
28, 2013.”
County releases statement on closed meeting
Recyling
Turn to page 2
Bustos
Turn to page 2
By Rich Glennie
Editor
The theme of the Saturday
morning’s annual convention
of the McLeod County Repub-
lican Party was to change the
message.
But not all the delegates
were in favor of changing the
message, some favored chang-
ing the party’s leadership.
Area legislators were the
main speakers, but it was State
Sen. Scott Newman, R-
Hutchinson, who seemed to
have come armed with his
own message — support the
endorsed candidates, or the re-
sults will be predictable — a
loss by endorsed GOP candi-
date Tom Emmer to Gov.
Mark Dayton in 2010 and the
decisive losses in the 2012
elections that put DFLers in
charge of the entire legislative
agenda.
Because of that dominance
in St. Paul, Newman predicted
nothing will happen in four
years with any legislation of-
fered by the Senate minority
Republicans.
“We took a real beating,”
Newman said of the 2012 re-
sults. “But don’t despair,” he
added about the DFL’s predic-
tions of the GOP’s “demise.”
He called that prediction “pre-
mature.”
He said 2014 will involve
the election of all the Min-
nesota House seats, the gover-
nor’s office and a U.S. Senate
seat.
“We need to fight like the
dysfunctional political party
we are,” Newman said of del-
egates favored candidates, but
once the endorsements are
made, “you need to support
that candidate.”
He said not supporting
Norm Coleman in 2010 U.S.
Senate race resulted in Al
Franken winning and Oba-
macare being enacted. When
Emmer was not supported by
Republicans, “we now have
Dayton as governor.”
The same was true with the
Mitt Romney-Barack Obama
presidential election. “He
(Romney) was not my per-
sonal choice,” Newman said.
“It was our election to lose, not
theirs to win.” He said Obama
is the first president to go
through an economic crisis
and get re-elected.
“The DFL is good at mes-
sages,” Newman said of the
defeats of the two constitu-
tional amendments in 2012 as
well. He said Republicans
need to get better at getting
their message understood.
How the GOP can be so an-
tagonistic to Latino and His-
panic voters, who
overwhelmingly voted for
Obama in 2012?” Newman
asked. “Yet their culture is
steeped in family values and
pro-life. Why do we not recruit
them?”
Continuing, Newman said
the Democrats “are putting the
next generation in debt, yet the
next generation supports the
Democrats.”
His message to the county
Republicans: “Support en-
dorsed candidates and bring
back people into the fold we
have lost.”
But Doug Krueger of Glen-
coe challenged the state lead-
ership that was selected by
legislators like Newman.
Krueger said the party lead-
ership “did not stick up for the
amendments, or for you, or for
Emmer,” he told Newman, the
Senate sponsor of the failed
marriage amendment.
“We have to do something
with leadership,” Kruger
stressed. He expressed his
anger over how former House
Leader Amy Koch was tossed
out of her leadership role. If
she had remained the House
leader, Krueger said the
Vikings’ lucrative stadium
deal would not have happened.
“How do we get good, con-
servative leadership?” Krueger
asked.
Newman said the change
comes from the local level.
“You have to get engaged; it’s
a grassroot effort.”
Even if something happens
that Republicans disagree with
within the party, “stay en-
gaged,” Newman stressed.
“But you elect the leader-
ship, we don’t,” shot back
Diane Robinson of Hutchin-
son.
“You’re correct. You elect
the people who go down there
to represent you,” Newman
replied.
While next year’s elections
in House Districts 18A and
18B will be safe, Newman
said, “you need to expand your
vision” and get Republicans
elected elsewhere in the state
in order to take back the House
and governor’s mansion.
*****
District 18B State Rep.
Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glen-
coe, said the gun-control bills
being offered will be killed on
the House floor because of
support from rural DFLers as
well as Republicans.
Instead of more gun-control
laws, Gruenhagen said the
psychotherapeutic drugs,
which cause violent outbursts
and uncontrollable rage,
should be looked at as a major
source of the recent gun vio-
lence in America.
“We need to have that vet-
ted,” Gruenhagen said, and
said the same needs to be done
with violent video games.
Those issues are not being
talked about in the media.
Gruenhagen added that
there is a marriage penalty in-
cluded in Obamacare legisla-
tion that penalized married
couples over couples who are
living together. He said it is a
$9,000 subsidy for unmarried
couples. He called it the same
philosophy that has permeated
the welfare system and “de-
stroyed families.”
Gruenhagen added that “it is
vitally important Republicans
hear from you, that the gover-
nor hears from you.” He said
Gov. Dayton’s tax plans “will
harm businesses.”
*****
District 18A state Rep. Dean
Urdahl, R-Grove City, agreed
with Newman that the Repub-
lican message “certainly got
lost in the last election.” He
also agreed with Krueger that
there are some state leadership
problems.
While he said the change in
the homestead credits will
work in the long-run, many
voters did not understand the
Republicans’ argument.
In the meantime, they un-
derstood the DFLer’s message
that Republicans raised their
taxes.
The same was true with the
shift of state aid. While the
economy was improving and
the shifted funds were being
paid back quicker as a result,
DFLers’ message was the Re-
publicans short-changed edu-
cation. Again, the Republicans
message was not understood,
while the DFL message was
clear.
“DFLers hit us hard,” Ur-
dahl admitted.
Urdahl said Gov. Dayton’s
budget proposal offers to cut
$1 for every $16 in spending,
and that has to be stopped.
“He is the most liberal gov-
ernor in Minnesota history,”
said Urdahl, a high school his-
tory teacher. But he said with
DFLers controlling both
houses at the Capitol, “they
can pass whatever they want to
pass.
“We have a state to save,”
he told his fellow Republicans.
“We need your help.”
Page 2 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, February 28, 2013
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Sportsmen’s Club to meet
The Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club will meet tonight
(Thursday, Feb. 28), at 7 p.m., at the sanctuary.
Silver Lake KC Fish Fry set
The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus are hosting its
51st-annual fish fry on Friday, March 1, from 4:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium. The menu in-
cludes fish fillets, potato salad, cole slaw, beans, bread,
coffee, and milk. Advance tickets are available until mid-
night, Thursday, Feb. 28 (tonight) and take-outs are avail-
able.
Senior citizens club to meet
The Silver Lake Senior Citizen Club will have its
monthly meeting Monday, March 11, at 1 p.m., in the Sil-
ver Lake Auditorium.
Degree of Honor meeting
The Degree of Honor No. 182 will meet Tuesday, March
12, at 5 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
SLBA to meet March 12
The Silver Lake Business Association will meet Tues-
day, March 12, at 7 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Antique appraisal March 17
The McLeod County Historical Society is hosting an an-
tique appraisal and flea market Sunday, March 17, from 1
p.m. to 4 p.m., at the museum meeting room at the
McLeod County Historical Museum located at 380 School
Rd. NW in Hutchinson.
Upcoming Events
“What will happen to the
rest of the communities if this
were to happen? Would they
have to start paying for recy-
cling?” Councilor Eric Nelson
asked.
“No, the county would still
pay for it,” Wright said.
“The question is: how many
people not recycling now
would start if we moved to
one-sort? We can’t know, and
although our program has been
working very well, we are
doing research to see if a one-
sort recycling program is ben-
eficial to us,” Wright said.
“And if we do that, move to
one-sort, we would have a
higher contamination rate,”
Wright added.
Wright and Nies said they
are looking at “everything,”
including recycling containers.
“The biggest part is getting
past that plateau and increas-
ing our recycling tonnages. We
have got to do some educating,
and that’s why we’re here,”
Wright said.
In other matters, the Coun-
cil:
• Approved a one-day on-
sale liquor application for the
Silver Lake American Legion
for Sunday, March 10.
• Reviewed the year-to-date
financial report for the Munic-
ipal Liquor Store (MLS), find-
ing a net profit of 3.05 percent.
Operating revenues totaled
$255,466.98 and operating ex-
penses totaled $238,723.93 for
the year.
• Reviewed the December
report of the MLS to find a net
profit of -27.55 percent, which
is up from the -30.30 percent
reported in 2011.
City Clerk Kerry Venier ex-
plained that December is typi-
cally a “bad month” because
bills come in two to three
months late and pile up at the
end of the year.
“We get hit with a couple of
months’ worth of bills, like
gas, electric, and phone, and
also, we are paying out vaca-
tion or there’s extra days in the
payroll,” Venier said.
• Approved the annual re-
view with step increase for
part-time bartender Matt
Maiers.
• Hired Mitchell Stockman
and Matthew Kaczmarek as
part-time bartenders.
• Hired Corrine Johnson as
part-time cleaner for the MLS
and auditorium.
• Approved a computer con-
tract with McLeod County for
the police squad computer at a
total cost of $5,699.08 that will
be paid by four annual install-
ments of $1,424.77.
• Heard from Police Chief
Forrest Henriksen that legisla-
tion was introduced in the
Minnesota House of Represen-
tatives, which, if passed,
would mandate the police de-
partment to accept firearms
and ammunition from individ-
uals who had placed them-
selves on a voluntary register.
• Reviewed the public works
report to find that the depart-
ment has been working with
the Silver Lake Civic Associa-
tion on upgrading electrical
service in pump house No. 1 to
service bands for Pola-Czesky
Days.
• Discussed the future of
business in Silver Lake, and
Bebo urged councilors to
“brainstorm” ideas of bringing
more business into Silver
Lake, particularly on Main
Street and Highway 7.
Recycling Continued from page 1
Bustos Continued from page 1
of life imprisonment; second-
degree murder charges carry a
sentence of not more than 40
years in prison, and third-de-
gree murder charges carry a
sentence of not more than 25
years in prison.
The trial began Tuesday,
Feb. 19, and the jury returned
its verdicts Monday, Feb. 25.
Judge Michael R. Savre
presided.
Bustos was charged in the
February 2012 stabbing death
of his girlfriend, Domingo
Limon, at her home in Glen-
coe.
County Republicans regroup after 2012
Sen. Scott Newman Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen Rep. Dean Urdahl
The 8/40 Salon No. 85, De-
partment of Minnesota No.
24, is offering nurses scholar-
ships for $5,000 each for the
academic year.
The awards are made on the
basis of personal and aca-
demic qualifications with con-
sideration given to past
experience and future plans as
they relate to pediatric lung
and respiratory disease nurs-
ing.
For application packets and
brochures, contact Barbara
Stussy at 507-282-6149.
8/40 Salon
offering
nurses
scholarships
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, February 28, 2013 — Page 3
Darwin Rod & Gun Club
55
th
Annual
SMELT FRY
Friday, March 8, 2013
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until gone)
Adults: $10
Children under 12: $4
Children under 5: Free
Serving: Deep fried smelt,
homemade potato salad, coleslaw,
onions, bread & beverage
Take-out orders: $10
containers will be provided
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Thank You
We, the family of Stanley
Klenicky, would like to ex-
tend our thanks to all fami-
lies, friends, and relatives for
their sympathy and support.
We would especially like
to thank the Silver Lake Fire
Department, the coroner, Fa-
ther Patrick and Father Tony,
Celia Knoll and Holy Family
staff, the CCW for lunch, Alice
Nowak and the choir for the
music, the pall bearers, Chil-
son Funeral Home and staff,
Trailblazer Transit, and all
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It seems that almost every
week, I struggle to write this
column, or I should say, write
this column “well.”
I ask myself, “what will I
write about this week? What
will keep readers interested?”
And so I rack my brain for
memories and embarassing
moments to share, or I reflect
on the events of the past week
and usually generate timely
material.
Not only do I have a large
mental file cabinet of stories
from my childhood or recent
past, but I’m lucky enough
that something usually hap-
pens to me each week, and it
always makes for a good story.
And sure enough, some-
thing happened to me last
week — I got to ride in a tow
truck for the very first time
after my Jeep broke down on
I-94.
Sigh. Big sigh.
I was headed home for the
weekend for a doctor’s ap-
pointment and to see my baby
brother’s playoff basketball
game.
I left as soon as I could after
work on Thursday so I could
beat the winter storm headed
our way that evening.
Now, my Jeep has been act-
ing odd in the last year. It
would start shaking if I drove
over 65 miles per hour, so I al-
ways kept it right at 65 and
stayed in the slow lane.
Because my vehicle is older
(1989), I didn’t think twice
about this “symptom” since I
had been used to driving older
vehicles. I knew they always
made weird noises.
That’s just how vehicles not
made in this century were. Or
so I thought.
Turns out, according to the
mechanic at the repair shop in
Baldwin, Wis., I had a bad “u-
joint” and could have easily
had that fixed before it com-
pletely busted.
Oops!
If I were smarter and more
pro-active, I could have
avoided those loud “popping”
and then “clunking” noises,
the thick white smoke bar-
relling from underneath the
frame, and the hour spent
stranded on the shoulder of I-
94 between exits, 50 miles
from home.
Of course, the first call I
make is to Dad, who is at work
and doesn’t answer, and then I
remember it’s 5 p.m., so Mom
is at work, too, until 5:30 p.m.
So then, on the verge of
tears, I’m frantically calling
my brother Nick at home, just
to let someone know what is
going on, and he doesn’t an-
swer because he’s probably
playing video games or shov-
eling snow or something.
Though it’s during working
hours, I call over to Mom just
to see if she’s available, and
am greeted by a “Hey there,
sweetie.” Immediately I’m
sobbing and gurgling my
words, “I - don’t - know -
(sniff) - what - happened -
(sniff) - but - (sniff) - I - am -
stranded on I-94!”
Sob.
I explained to her about the
loud noises and the smoke,
and the fact that even though I
put my vehicle in “drive,” it
doesn’t go anywhere.
Of course, she gets hold of
Dad, and he calls me right
away with a possible diagno-
sis. He asks where I am at so
he can call all of his mechanic
friends to see if they could tow
me and work on my vehicle.
Because I was so far from
home, Dad’s buddies said it
wouldn’t be “cost efficient”
for them, but recommended a
mechanic and tow service in
Baldwin, which was about 5
minutes from my poor
stranded Jeep.
So while I waited for the
tow, and Mom and Dad to pick
me up, I was entertained by re-
membering all the vehicles I
had been through, including a:
• 1991 Dodge Spirit
• 1995 Dodge Neon
• 1997 Eagle Summit
• 1989 Ford Ranger
• 1987 Oldsmobile
and I wondered if I’d have
to add the Jeep to that list.
The tow finally arrived and
as I climbed into the front seat
of the truck while Brian, my
tow guy, hooked up the Jeep to
the trailer, I couldn’t help but
laugh and think, “well, this is
kind of fun!”
I snapped a few pictures of
the Jeep getting hoisted onto
the trailer, reflecting the flash-
ing orange and yellow in its
grill, got settled into the front
seat, turned up the radio, and
enjoyed the ride. I felt impor-
tant sitting up so high and
waved to Mom and Dad as we
passed them in the truck.
Thankfully, I don’t have to
put the Jeep on the “Rest in
Peace” list. It is getting re-
paired, and I can still have
time with my old friend.
Maybe we can get lost at the
Mall of America again.
A new one, first ride in a tow truck
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
A Mass of Christian Burial
for Paul Floyd Fenske, 31, of
Silver Lake, will be held today
(Thursday) at 11 a.m., at Holy
Trinity Catholic Church in
Winsted.
M r .
Fenske died
Sa t u r d a y,
Feb. 23,
2013, from
injuries he
suffered in a
snowmobile
accident.
Pallbear-
ers will be
Adam Birkholz, Josh Eck-
stein, Roy LaFebvre, Jamie
Dulebohn, Dave Vacek, Gar-
rett Ehrke and Rick Ehrke. In-
terment will be in Holy Trinity
Cemetery.
Mr. Fenske was born Oct. 8,
1981, in Winsted, the son of
Floyd and Ann (Bayerl)
Fenske.
He graduated from Lester
Prairie High School in 2000
and from Mankato State Uni-
versity with a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in 2004.
On Dec. 9, 2006, Mr.
Fenske and Kristi Schultz
were joined in holy marriage
at Bethel Lutheran Church in
Lester Prairie.
Mr. Fenske was employed
at Millerbernd Manufacturing
as a manufacturing engineer.
He was a lifetime member
of Holy Trinity Catholic
Church in Winsted.
Mr. Fenske enjoyed boating,
four-wheeling, snowmobiling,
spending time with family and
friends, ice fishing, yard work,
taking trips, helping friends
and family, playing basketball
and building or fixing things.
Survivors include his loving
wife, Kristi Fenske of Silver
Lake; parents, Floyd and Ann
Fenske of Lester Prairie; sister,
Angie (Ryan) Dobey of Wa-
verly; nephew and niece,
Christopher and Ava; father-
in-law and mother-in-law,
Karlo and Betty Schultz;
grandmother-in-law, Della
Schultz; aunts, uncles,
cousins, many other relatives
and friends.
Preceding him in death were
his maternal grandparents,
Frank and Mary Bayerl and
paternal grandparents, Roland
and Evelyn Fenske.
Arrangements are by the
Chilson Funeral Home in
Winsted. Online condolences
may be made at www.chilson
funeralhome.com.
Paul Floyd Fenske, 31, of Silver Lake
Paul Fenske
Obituaries
75 YEARS AGO - MARCH 5, 1938 —A
large and enthusiastic crowd of members and
patrons attended the Silver Lake Farmers Ship-
ping Asssociation annual meeting last Thursday
afternoon at Totushek’s Hall. Henry Nuwash
was re-elected to the board of directors, and
Albin Svihel was re-elected to the office of sec-
retary-treasurer. Other officers and board mem-
bers are Ben Vorlicek, Tom Posusta, Joseph
Chap, Art Hudec and Anton Kaczmarek. Divi-
dend checks amounting to over $100 were is-
sued to patrons.
Silver Lake High School’s basketball team
meets Brownton in the first round of the district
tournament play at Olivia on Friday night. Team
members include Richard Dobis, Teddy Picha,
Tom Chalupsky, Roy Lord, Myron Mikesh,
George Travnicek, Leonard Penaz and Wayne
Young. Coach Jens Midtaune is leading his sev-
enth team into competition this year.
M.J. Matousek has moved his blacksmith
shop to the former Trnka Garage, near the water
tower.
The annual township elections and meetings
will be held on Tuesday, March 8, in the respec-
tive townships. Four candidates have filed for
office in Hale Towship. Three are for the office
of supervisor. Supervisor John Shimanski has
filed for re-election to the office along with op-
ponents Isadore Cacka and Albin E. Svihel.
Adolph Hakel, incumbent clerk, is unopposed
for his position.
Rich Valley Township voters will meet at the
Joe Skorpik place on Saturday, March 5, to
name their candidates for supervisor, clerk, jus-
tice of peace and constable.
Lucille Jerabek received her nursing diploma
at graduation exercises of St. Barnabas Hospi-
tal, Minneapolis, held on March 3.
Jack Hepner of Biscay will rent the Ed
Streachek farm following the Streachek auction
on March 12.
Mrs. J.E. Ziska caught the 100-pound pig
given away at the dance in Glencoe last week
Friday night.
Francis Murphy, 65, died on Thursday
evening, Feb. 24, at the Hutchinson Hospital.
Funeral services were conducted on Feb. 27 at
his home in Hutchinson Township.
Mrs. John Eggert, 64, died on Feb. 11. Fu-
neral services were held on Monday, Feb. 14, at
St. Adalbert’s Church.
Michael Ruca died Thursday morning at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Walenty Nowakowski
where he had made his home for the past seven
months. Funeral services will be held at St.
Adalbert’s Church on Saturday morning, March
5.
A daughter was born on Feb. 12 to Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Vorlicek. On Feb. 26, a son was
born to Mr. and Mrs. James Kautz.
50 YEARS AGO - FEB. 28, 1963 —Win-
ners of the best costumes at the Silver Lake Fire
Department Masquerade Dance were Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Gehlen, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Pilarski, Mr.
and Mrs. Gerald Navratil, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Maresh, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shamla, Mr. Ed
Pavlish, Mr. and Mrs. Milan Podrasky and
LeRoy Pokornowski.
The Silver Lake Auditorium will be the site
for the McLeod County Egg Producers Associ-
ation Egg Show and meeting on Tuesday,
March 5. Each family may exhibit one dozen
eggs, which should weigh between 24-28
ounces per dozen. Eggs must be entered by 1
p.m. Seventy-five cents a dozen will be paid for
the eggs. Prizes for the egg show winners are
$8 for first prize, $5 for second, and $2 for third.
The annual meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m.
World Day of Prayer will be held at the Pres-
byterian Church on Friday, March 1.
Game Warden Don Kasper has completed his
six-month training period with other wardens
and is now stationed at Blue Earth.
The March special at Marlene’s Beauty
Lounge will be a $15 permanent wave for $10,
which includes the haircut.
Some of the Lenten Specials at Ruzicka’s
Super Market include: 1 lb. can Shamrock red
salmon 79¢; Buttercup cheese spread, 2 lb. box
59¢; Robb Ross peanut butter, 4 lb. jar $1.59;
bananas 2 lbs. 29¢; old-fashioned brick cheese,
59¢ lb.; 4 lb. bag Delicious apples 69¢; grape-
fruit, 8 for 49¢; pork steak, 39¢ lb.; Armour Star
braunschweiger chubs, 29¢ each; Motley
smoked Goldies, 59¢ lb.; Folger’s instant cof-
fee, 10 oz. jar 89¢.
Joseph Totushek, 85, died Monday, Feb. 18,
at the Swedish Hospital. Funeral services were
held on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Enga Memorial
Chapel, St. Louis Park, with interment in the
Presbyertian Church Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Paul Kelly, 56, died on Thursday, Feb. 21, at
a clinic in Minneapolis. Funeral services were
held on Saturday morning at St. Ignatius Church
in Annandale.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wen-
dolek on Feb. 18. Daughters were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Picha on Feb. 14 and Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Benz on Feb. 27.
25 YEARS AGO - MARCH 3, 1988 —The
annual fish fry, sponsored by the Silver Lake
Knights of Columbus, will be held on Friday,
March 4, with the serving of all the fish you can
eat.
The Silver Lake Lions Club is sponsoring a
Sunday brunch on Sunday, March 6, at the Sil-
ver Lake Public School multi-purpose room.
The annual meeting of the Silver Lake Farm-
ers Co-operative Shipping Association will be
held on Monday, March 7, at the Silver Lake
Legion Club Rooms.
The annual township election and meetings
will take place on Tuesday, March 8, at the re-
spective town halls. Rich Valley Township polls
open at 10 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Filing
for the three-year supervisor position were in-
cumbent Alan Chastek and Myron Ruschmeyer.
There were no filings for the clerk’s position
currently held by John Popelka.
In Hale Township, the polls open at noon and
close at 7 p.m. The three-year supervisor posi-
tion had only incumbent Lester Lhotka filing.
The one-year supervisor position had no one fil-
ing. Clerk Gerald Harris did not file for re-elec-
tion, nor were there any other filings. Annette
Kaminsky is a write-in candidate for the clerk
position.
Mike Cacka of the Silver Lake High School
wrestling team has advanced to the state tour-
nament in the 132-pound class. The state tour-
nament will be held Thursday through Saturday,
March 3-5.
The Silver Lake High School girls’ basketball
team will play in the district championship
game on Friday after defeating Brownton on
Tuesday night.
The Silver Lake Fire Department responded
to a house fire on Friday morning shortly before
4 a.m. at the Gary Lies residence. Extensive
damage was done to the house.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
Grace Bible to start Outdoor Club
Grace Bible Church of Sil-
ver Lake will host a special
Outdoor Club meeting Sunday,
March 2, at 2:30 p.m., at the
church.
This informal get-together is
titled Turkey Hunting 101 and
will include sharing by Rod-
ney Schmidt and Dr. Tom
Rakow.
Turkey Hunting 101 is espe-
cially designed for the person
who wants to know how to get
started turkey hunting, or who
wants to pick up some helpful
tips from others. Such things
as scouting, calling, decoy
placement, and using a blind
will be discussed.
Each Outdoor Club get-to-
gether will last about an hour
and includes a brief devotional
time that relates to the topic
being discussed, a presentation
on the topic, and a time for
input and questions from those
who attend.
Other upcoming Outdoor
Club meetings in future
months include such outdoor
topics as fly tying and casting,
planning a Boundary Waters
canoe trip, and bow hunting.
Anyone any age is invited to
attend, and there is no charge.
The church is located in Sil-
ver Lake at 300 Cleveland St.,
next to the city water tower.
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
The McLeod County Board
of Commissioners agreed to
extend and change a contract
with Xerox for new tax and
appraisal software at a cost of
$269,513 at its Feb. 19 meet-
ing.
Assessor Sue Schultz told
the County Board that the con-
tract will be in effect until
2020, and will allow the
county to have its taxing and
appraisal software all be PC-
based.
The funding will come from
the Recorders’ Compliance
Fund, Schultz added.
In other business, the
County Board:
• Passed a resolution sup-
porting the city of Glencoe’s
efforts to get a grant from the
Department of Natural Re-
sources (DNR) for the Buffalo
Highlands Trail. If the grant is
awarded, the county also will
act as the fiscal agent for ad-
ministering the funds.
• Bought a new compact
track loader for the highway
department at a cost of
$45,267, which department
mechanic Brian Schrupp said
will replace a 1990 skid steer
with 3,000 hours on the motor.
The old skid steer will be sold
by sealed bid or auction with a
minimum starting price of
$9,187.
• Agreed to send one or two
highway department employ-
ees to a two-day seminar that
will focus on traffic safety and
signage.
• Entered into lease con-
tracts with the cities of Lester
Prairie and Winsted to provide
mobile computers for their re-
spective police departments’
squad cars.
• Bought a 2013 Dodge
Grand Caravan from
Burnsville Dodge for $21,553
to be used as a transport vehi-
cle for the McLeod County
Jail. The cost was the state bid
contract price. The van will re-
place a 2006 Pontiac.
• Agreed to send Jail Ad-
ministrator Kate Jones to the
American Jail Association
conference in Grand Rapids.
Jones said she will be able to
get mandatory training at the
conference.
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
320-327-2265
http://silverlakechurch.org
Sat., March 2 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.
Sun., March 3 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship, 9 a.m.;
pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.;
worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sun-
day school, 10:35 a.m.; open
shooting for Centershot graduates,
11:45 a.m.; Centershot Archery
Ministry, 1 p.m.; Grace Bible
Church Outdoor Club, Turkey
Hunting 101, 2:30 p.m.
Wed., March 6 — Soup and
chili supper, 5 p.m.; confirmation
class, 6 p.m.; Lenten service, 7
p.m.
Sat., March 9 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., March 10 — “First
Light” radio broadcast on KARP
106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service
prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship
service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school,
10:35 a.m.; open shooting for
Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m.;
Centershot Archery Ministry, 1
p.m.
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
2843.
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
320-327-2452
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends
@embarqmail.com
Mark Ford, Pastor
Carol Chmielewski, CLP
Office hours: Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. and Sundays
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sun., March 3 — Handbell
practice, 8:45 a.m.; worship serv-
ice, 10 a.m.; fellowship to follow
service; CE meeting after church.
Wed., March 6 — Light supper,
5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.;
Lenten devotional service, 6:30
p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY
FAMILY
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Fri., March 1 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
first Friday calls; stations of the
cross, 6 p.m.; KC Fish Fry and
CCW bake sale, 4:30 p.m.-7:30
p.m.
Sat., March 2 — Reconcilia-
tion, 5 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., March 3 — Mass, 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m.; Catholicism series at
Holy Family, 4 p.m.; AFC Mis-
sion Group meeting, 6 p.m.
Tues., March 5 — Mass, 8
a.m.; adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10
p.m.; reconciliation followed by a
luncheon, 10:30 a.m.
Wed., March 6 — Mass, 5 p.m.;
first- through sixth-grade religious
education classes, 5:30 p.m.; con-
firmation exams, 7 p.m.; seventh-
through 11th-grade religious edu-
cation classes, 7:15 p.m.
Thurs., March 7 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; Min-
nesota for Marriage rally at State
Capitol, 2 pm.; CCW meeting, 7
p.m.
Fri., March 8 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
stations of the cross, 6 p.m.
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH
950 School Rd. S.W.
Hutchinson
320-587-9443
E-mail: infor@
loversoftruth.com
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., March 3 — Worship,
9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
THE CHURCH OF JESUS
CHRIST OF LATTER DAY
SAINTS
770 School Rd.,
Hutchinson
Kenneth Rand,
Branch President
320-587-5665
Sun., March 3 — Sunday
school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.;
priesthood, relief society and pri-
mary, 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
RIVERSIDE ASSEMBLY
OF GOD
20924 State Hwy. 7 W.
Hutchinson
320-587-2074
E-mail: assembly@
hutchtel.net
Dr. Lee Allison, pastor
Sun., March 3 — Worship,
8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., March 6 — Family night
activities, 6:30 p.m.
FIRST CONGREGATION
UNITED CHURCH OF
CHRIST
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
Hutchinson
320-587-2125
E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net
Sun., March 3 — Sunday
school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15
a.m.
ST. PIUS X CHURCH
1014 Knight Ave.,
Glencoe
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Feb. 28 — Mass at
GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; pastoral
leader meeting, noon; APC meet-
ing, Holy Family, 7 p.m.
Fri., March 1 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20
a.m.; adoration of the blessed
sacrament after Mass; first Friday
communion calls begin, 10 a.m.;
stations of the cross with school
children, 2 p.m.; Spanish Mass,
5:30 p.m.; adoration of the blessed
sacrament after Mass; benediction,
6:50 p.m.; stations of the cross, 7
p.m.
Sat., March 2 — Hispanic min-
istry assembly, 9 a.m.; widow,
widower and senior singles break-
fast, Dubbs Grill, 9:30 a.m.; RCIA
session, parish library, 1 p.m.; rec-
onciliation, 3:30 p.m.; Mass, 5
p.m.
Sun., March 3 — Mass, 9:30
a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.;
Spanish religious education
classes, 12:45 p.m.; Catholicism
series at St. Pius X, 4 p.m.; Mass
at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8
p.m.
Mon., March 4 — No Mass; no
school, teacher workshop; adult
choir, 7 p.m.
Tues., March 5 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20
a.m.; junior choir practice, 2:50
p.m.; Spanish adult catechesis, 7
p.m.
Wed., March 6 — Evening
prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.;
kindergarten through sixth-grade
religious education classes, 7
p.m.-8 p.m.; seventh- through
10th-grade religious education
classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
SHALOM BAPTIST
CHURCH
1215 Roberts Rd. S.W.
Hutchinson
Rick Stapleton,
Senior pastor
Adam Krumrie,
worship pastor
Tait Hoglund,
Student ministries
Thurs., Feb. 28 — Senior high
free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team,
6 p.m.
Sun., March 3 — Worship, 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
school for all ages, 9 a.m.; Cou-
ples Connect, 4 p.m.
Mon., March 4 — Women’s
discipleship, 6:30 p.m.; men’s
growth group, 7 p.m.
Tues., March 5 — Women’s
discipleship, 9 a.m.; MOPS, 6
p.m.
Wed., March 6 — Release
time, 9 a.m.; AWANA, 6:30 p.m.;
middle school youth group, 6:30
p.m.; senior high youth group,
7:30 p.m.
Thurs., March 7 — Senior high
free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team,
6 p.m.
BETHEL LUTHERAN
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
320-395-2125
Sun., March 3 — Worship with
Holy Communion, 9 a.m.; coffee
and fellowship, 10 a.m.; Sunday
school and adult faith forum,
10:15 a.m.; Financial Peace Uni-
versity class, 2 p.m.
Wed., March 6 — Office hours,
3 p.m.; family Lenten service, 6
p.m.; Holden evening prayer, 6:30
p.m.; choir, 7:15 p.m.
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Fashion show at Cedar Crest
On Monday, representatives from CJ
Banks stores in Hutchinson and Willmar
put on a “fashion show” for residents at
Cedar Crest in Silver Lake, and gave resi-
dents the opportunity to “shop from
home.” Above, Mildred Gregor completes
her purchase with CJ Banks representa-
tive Ashley Nowak. Nowak works at the CJ
Banks location in the Hutchinson Mall and
said the stores are “going out into the
communities more frequently to give more
people the opportunity to shop.” JoLen
Bentz, activites director at Cedar Crest, or-
ganized the event for the residents.
Peanut Butter Sheet Cake
Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter
1 cup water
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 whole eggs
Frosting:
1 stick butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
6 teaspoons milk
1 pound powdered sugar
Directions:
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, baking
soda, flour, and salt. Set aside. Combine butter,
water, and peanut butter in saucepan and bring
to a boil. Pour over flour mixture. Add milk,
vanilla, and eggs. Mix. Pour in large cookie
sheet or jelly roll pan. Bake at 400 degrees for
20 minutes. For the frosting, bring butter,
peanut butter, and milk to a boil in saucepan.
Add one pound of powdered sugar. Pour
warmed frosting over cooled cake.
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup salsa
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 packet taco seasoning
1/2 cup sour cream
6 tortillas
Directions:
Place chicken in the bottom of your slow
cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning on chicken. In
a bowl, combine soup and salsa. Pour over
chicken. Cook on high four hours. Shred
chicken with two forks and stir in sour cream.
Serve on tortillas or as desired.
Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast
Ingredients:
1 boneless pork roast (2-3 pounds)
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
Directions:
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking
spray. Place roast in slow cooker. In a small
bowl, combine cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil,
garlic, oil, and salt and pour over roast. Note: If
too thick to desired taste, add a bit of water.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or until
a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Remove
meat to a serving platter and keep warm. Skim
fat from cooking juices, if needed or desired.
Transfer to a small saucepan and bring liquid to
a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until
smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil.
Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Slice roast and serve with gravy.
Creamy Dijon Mustard Chicken Linguine
Ingredients:
1 package linguine noodles, cooked
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup chanterelle mushrooms
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
4 ounces white wine
2 cups whipping cream
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Directions:
Heat olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed frying
pan over medium to low heat. Add chicken
breasts and garlic and season with salt and pep-
per. Continue to fry chicken until completely
cooked. Remove chicken from pan and hold in
a warm oven. To the pan, add white wine and
simmer until volume is reduced by half. Then
add whipping cream, mustard, and salt and pep-
per to season. Simmer until sauce thickens
enough to coat a metal spoon. Return chicken
to sauce, add the mushrooms, and simmer for
an additional 2 minutes. Serve over cooked lin-
guine. Sprinkle with toasted slivered almonds.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
Church News
County Board agrees to contract
extension for tax, appraisal software
THANK YOU!!
On Friday, February 15
th
a very successful Winterfest day of indoor
and outdoor activities was held at Lakeside Elementary School in Silver
Lake. The day was successful thanks to the help from organizations,
volunteers and staff.
A special ‘Thank You’ to Rick Steile and Harvey Mickolichek for
clearing the ice; Tom Chap, John and Angela Roehrich and Troy Heimerl
for helping with fishing; Mike Drew for borrowing us ice skates; NAPA
for donating bait for fishing; Coborn’s for food and Gert and Erma’s for
coffee. Also,‘Thanks’ to the Silver Lake Fire Department, McLeod County
Sheriff’s Department and the many wonderful parents who
volunteered.‘Thank You’ to the Lakeside certified staff for teaching mini
sessions and the paraprofessionals and cooks for helping with
supervision and snacks.
Many helpful people made the day educational and fun for our
480 students. We appreciate your help!
With Our Sincere Thanks,
Chad Koenen and Joyce Peterson
Physical Education Instructors
Glencoe-Silver Lake Lakeside Elementary School
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“Biggest LOSERS”Challenge UPDATE
Weight Loss Percentage for February 26, 2013:
Total Weight Loss: 1013.70 lbs.
Jan. 22: 438.22 lbs. • Jan. 29: 567.60 lbs. • Feb. 5: 746.20 lbs.
Feb. 12: 817.40 lbs. • Feb. 19: 901.20 lbs.
Top Individual Weight Losses:
1) 44.2 lbs. 2) 27.4 lbs. 3) 25.2 lbs.
* Percent of weight loss per team is the competitive number used.
Panther Field House
320-864-2690
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presented by the Panther Field House and the McLeod County Chronicle
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1) Slimsons 48.84%
2) Got Fat? 34.47%
3) Less than Yesterday 30.61%
4) Goodbye Love Handles 28.63%
5) Heartrate Beaters 22.32%
6) Melt Aways 21.95%
7) Polo’s Muffin Tops 21.61%
8) Junk in the Trunk 21.37%
9) Slimpossibles 20.21%
10) Waddle In Waddle Out 16.26%
11) Excess Baggage 15.34%
12) That’s Not Sweat,
That’s My Fat Crying14.25%
13) Sweet 60’s 13.73%
14) Perfection in Progress13.15%
15) Slim Gyms 12.39%
16) Slimmetts 12.30%
17) WII Not Fit 11.36%
18) Slim Credibles 10.53%
19) We Be Back 9.88%
20) Chunky Monkey 9.37%
21) The Committee 8.74%
22) Bicks Babes 7.9%
23) Pretty Girls 7.67%
24) Bod Squad 7.02%
25) Bust A Gut Buds 3.43%
26) Wannabe’s 3.39%
27) Stride Rights 2.96 %
28) Scrubs 2.72%
29) Muffin Tops 2.69%
30) Gym class Hero’s 2.57%
31) Losin on a Prayer 2.55%
32) Flab-U-Less 4 2.53%
33) Rehab 4 Fatties 2.27%
34) Weapons of Mass
Reduction 6.91%
35) Hot Tamales .79%
36) Misfitters 0%
37) No Flab Just Fab 0%
38) The Munchies 0%
39) Thy Fat Be Gone 0%
40) Whoosh 0%
Congrats to
Bob Greeley!
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, February 28, 2013 — Page 5
Sports
WRESTLING
GYMNASTICS
BOYS’ BASKETBALL
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
GSL Panther
Winter
Sports
December
07....at Watertown-May.. W,80-63
11....at Bl. Jefferson.....L,64-57
13....Hutchinson .........W,65-64
15....New Ulm.............W,77-67
18....at Waconia...........L,91-69
21....Rocori .................W,67-60
........GSL tourney:
28....vs. Spectrum......W,86-36
29....vs. HF Catholic...W,72-59
January
05....Jordan .................L,66-55
08....at Dassel-Cok.....W,74-60
11....at Mound-Wtka. ..:L,86-78
12....NYA Central........W,66-46
15....N.London-Sp. ......L,65-63
18....Orono ..................L,79-64
19....at Faribault ..........L,67-64
22....at Litchfield ..........L,58-40
25....at Hutchinson ......L,69-68
29....at Annandale .......L,72-49
February
01....HF Catholic ........W,73-70
08....Dassel-Cokato....W,63-56
09....Mound-Wtka. ......W,56-47
11....at Sibley East .....W,85-66
14....at N.London-Sp. .W,74-60
19....Litchfield ..............L,77-53
22....Delano.................L,69-53
26....Annandale ...........L,65-45
March
Section 5(AA) Tourney
07....1st Round
November
27....at St.Peter............L,69-48
29....at Jordan .............L,69-35
December
04....at Belle Plaine .....L,58-54
06....Marshall ...............L,68-38
11....New Prague.........L,59-45
14....at Annandale .......L,55-42
20....Mayer Lutheran..W,46-37
28....vs. Luverne.........W,39-26
January
05....at New Ulm.........W,51-29
08....Dassel-Cokato.....L,60-47
11....at Mound-Wtka. ..W,75-62
12....NYA Central........W,73-64
15....at N.Londn-Sp. ....L,73-59
18....at Orono ..............L,53-36
22....Litchfield ..............L,41-29
25....Hutchinson ..........L,41-37
29....Annandale ...........L,62-55
February
01....at HF Catholic......L,70-35
05....Spectrum............W,69-18
07....at Dassel-Cokato.L,45-29
09....Mound-Wtka. .......L,75-74
12....N.London-Sp. .....W,46-45
15....Waconia .............W,55-53
19....at Litchfield ..........L,49-42
22....at Delano............W,41-38
Section 2(AAA) Tourney
26....at Mankato W. .....L,50-40
November
30....Annandale...............114.7
December
01....at Becker Inv. ...................
08....at Northfield Inv................
13....at WM triangular ..............
15....at St. Peter.......................
21....Orono...............................
January
08....at Litchfield ......................
11....Dassel-Cokato.................
18....Waconia...............L,113.0
19....GSL Invite .........6th,118.9
24....Delano .............................
26....at Northfield Inv................
February
01....Mound-Wtka. ...................
06....at NL-Spicer.....................
Section 2(A) Meet
15....at Watertown.......117.175
December
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
January
03....GSL: Waconia ....W,42-30
........vs.Hutchinson......L,52-23
05....at Ogilvie Inv ...............1st
08....at WM .................L,36-28
........vs.LeS-Hend. ....W,60-12
10....GSL: Delano.......W,63-11
12....at Zim Invite.. ..............1st
19....at LCWM Invite...........6th
22....St.Peter ..............W,44-31
24....Mound-Wtka. ......W,35-33
25....at N.Prague .........L,39-32
........vs.M’nkatoWest ..W,42-18
29....at Tri-City United....W,39-31
31....at HLWW............W,54-20
February
01....WCC. at Delano .........3rd
08....at MW Invite ...............3rd
Section 2(AA) Tourney
14....M’kato East ........W,58-18
14....Hutchinson ..........L,42-22
22-23..Indys, at Waconia.........
Jewett, Hartwig advance
Silver Lake Leader photos by Lee Ostrom
GSL/LP senior Mitchell Hartwig looks for
an opening in New Prague 145-pounder
Richard Reinartz’s defenses during their
Section 2 (Class AA) semifinal last Sat-
urday in Waconia.
fall; then decisioned Scott
West’s Ben Kelvington, 8-2, in
the semifinals — where he had
experienced disappointment
last year.
“This year, I’m more physi-
cally tough and more mentally
tough,” he said.
What jumps out for Wurm is
Jewett’s riding, which he said
has made strong gains since
last winter.
In the championship match
with Delano’s Tucker Sjomel-
ing, Jewett scored a second-pe-
riod reversal for a 3-2 lead.
Sjomeling chose to start the
third period under Jewett, but
never was able to shake the
Panther.
Jewett not only rode out the
period, he cradled Sjomeling
for a while, gathering three
near-fall tallies.
Final score: Jewett wins, 6-2.
Jewett’s improved riding
makes him a more well-
rounded wrestler, according to
Wurm.
“He had a good ride-out,”
Wurm said.
Meanwhile, Hartwig has de-
veloped to where opponents
usually struggle mightily sim-
ply to score a point on him.
At Waconia, he pinned his
first opponent in 45 seconds,
gave up a single penalty point
in a 6-1 semifinal win over
New Prague’s Richard
Reinartz, and shut out top-
seeded Eric Madson of
Hutchinson, 3-0, in the cham-
pionship match.
“He doesn’t give up a lot (of
points),” Wurm said.
Hartwig, who currently has
146 career wins, and Madson
wrestled through a scoreless
first period. But in the second
period, Hartwig broke through
with an escape, to which he
added a takedown — his 74th
of the year, to seven takedowns
against.
Madson chose to start the
third period under Hartwig,
who proceeded to ride him out.
Madson came to Waconia
with a 34-4 mark — four wins
fewer and two losses more than
Hartwig, who said the seeding
did not sit right with him.
“I’m ready for him,”
Hartwig said prior to his semi-
final. “I’m looking forward to
having a good day.”
Hartwig, who qualified for
state as a sophomore, missed
out last year.
Now, he’s going back.
***
— State Class AA quarterfi-
nals are at 5 p.m. Friday, with
championship semifinals at
11:15 a.m. Saturday and conso-
lation semifinals at 1:15 p.m.
Matches for third and fifth
place begin at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The individual championships
begin at 7:30 p.m.
GSL junior Jacob Jewett had his arm raised in victory
three times — in three matches — at the Section 2 meet
in Waconia. Pictured here, he departs after posting an
8-2 win in the semifinals at 106.
By Lee Ostrom
Sports Editor
J
acob Jewett stuck to
his game plan of push-
ing pace and not allow-
ing opponents to get
any rest at all.
Mitchell Hartwig drew moti-
vation from being seeded sec-
ond instead of first, despite a
superior record.
As a result, Jewett, a Glen-
coe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie
11th-grader at 106 pounds, and
Hartwig, the Panthers’ senior
145-pounder, are headed to St.
Paul for this weekend’s state
Class AA wrestling tourna-
ment.
Jewett, now 35-4, tangles
with St. Thomas Academy
sophomore Josh Tarum, 33-5,
in Friday’s first round at Xcel
Energy Center, scheduled to
begin at 9 a.m. Later that same
morning, Hartwig takes his 38-
2 mark into battle against Kas-
son-Mantorville senior
Branden Schorr, 32-11.
Wrestling continues Friday
afternoon and throughout Sat-
urday.
Hartwig and Jewett each
goes to St. Paul as a Section 2
champion, following strong
performances at the section’s
individual tournament last Fri-
day and Saturday in Waconia.
Six Panthers in all placed in
Section 2, also including soph-
omore 138-pounder Nate
Tesch, who finished third after
scoring four wins — all pins —
in five matches; junior 195-
pounder Dalton Clouse, who
took home a third after three
wins — all pins — in four
matches; sophomore Brandon
Richter, who placed fifth at 126
pounds; and ninth-grader Nick
Brelje, sixth at 160.
Tesch concluded his season
with a 33-10 record. Clouse
went 32-10 with 30 of his wins
by fall. Richter went 31-12.
Over the weekend, Tesch
picked up his 75th career win
and 50th career pin. Mean-
while, Clouse closed his junior
season with 97 career wins.
Michael Donnay, a junior,
finished 33-6 after losing by in-
jury default in the semifinals at
120 pounds last Saturday.
Sunday, head coach Lance
Wurm said Donnay’s neck re-
mains “sore,” but that he is oth-
erwise OK.
“He’ll be fine,” Wurm said.
Younger Aaron Donnay fin-
ished his freshman year with
26 wins.
***
After back-to-back 30-win
seasons, Jewett’s tally of career
wins has reached 76.
At the Region 2 tourney,
Jewett won his first match by a
Silver Lake Leader photo by Lee Ostrom
GSL senior guard Ethan Maass is
watched closely by Delano’s Adam
Schleper as he drives toward the basket.
No. 7 GSL girls ousted, 50-40
By Lee Ostrom
Sports Editor
Glencoe-Silver Lake is the
seventh seed, and the Panthers
played at No. 2 Mankato East
on Feb. 26 in a first-round
game of the Section 2 (Class
AAA) girls’ basketball tourna-
ment.
The final score read: East 50,
GSL 40.
With that, the Cougars ad-
vance to Saturday’s first semi-
final to face No. 3 Marshall.
GSL displayed a 9-16 overall
record after winning its regular-
season finale, 41-38, at Delano
on Feb. 22. The Cougars
headed to the section tourney
with a 21-4 mark.
The section’s three additional
quarterfinals saw top seed New
Prague defeat New Ulm, 74-
24; Marshall top Hutchinson,
57-26, and No. 4 Willmar de-
feat Mankato West, 52-33.
Semifinals are 6 p.m. and
7:45 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at
Gustavus Adolphus College,
St. Peter. The championship
game tips at 7 p.m. March 7 at
GAC.
Glencoe-Silver Lake carried
some positive momentum into
section play. In addition to 15-
11 Delano, the Panthers
downed 21-4 New London-
Spicer and WCC champion
Waconia during the last two
weeks of regular-season games.
At Delano, 6-foot-1 senior
Clarissa Ober contributed 8
points, 15 rebounds and 6
blocked shots to GSL’s totals.
Junior forward Stephanie
Klockmann was GSL’s top
scorer with 14 points, while
eighth-grader Maddie Mona-
han, a guard, added nine.
***
— Clarissa Ober needed 18
points at Mankato East to pass
Brittany Theisfeld and become
GSL’s all-time leader for points
scored in a career. Ober got 13
for 1,442. Thiesfeld graduated
with 1,446.
Ober is GSL’s career leader
for rebounds (1,011) and
blocked shots.
South 5(AA) tourney
looks up for grabs
By Lee Ostrom
Sports Editor
Based on overall records,
Jordan (19-4) looks like the top
seed, but any one of the eight
teams may be capable of win-
ning this year’s South Subsec-
tion 5 (Class AA) boys’
basketball tournament.
Play begins with four quar-
terfinals at four venues (high
seeds) Thursday evening,
March 7.
Semifinals are at Dassel-
Cokato High School, with
starting tips at 6 p.m. and 8
p.m. March 9. The champi-
onship game is set for 8 p.m.
Tuesday evening, March 12,
also at DC.
From there, the champions
of the North and South collide
at St. Cloud State on March 16.
At stake will be a section title
and a berth in the Class AA
state tournament.
For now, each of the South
subsection’s’s teams shows a
winning record. After Jordan,
the other six teams are:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Win-
sted (17-6), Norwood Young
America (17-8), Mayer
Lutheran (15-9), Providence
Academy (11-10), Watertown-
Mayer (14-11), Sibley East
(12-11) and the GSL Panthers
(13-12).
It is interesting to note that
while Glencoe-Silver Lake has
the most losses, it has the sub-
section’s second highest QRF
ranking. In addition, the Pan-
thers have defeated NYA Cen-
tral, Watertown-Mayer and
Sibley East.
***
— GSL was to close its reg-
ular-season schedule at home
Feb. 26 against Annandale.
Going in, the Panthers’
Wright County Conference
mark was 5-8.
The league’s top records be-
long to Waconia (12-2, 20-5),
Litchfield (10-2, 18-5) and De-
lano (10-3, 21-3).
Seven Glencoe-Silver Lake
High School and junior high
school students traveled to
Minnesota State University-
Mankato on Feb. 16 to com-
pete in the 62nd-annual
regional science fair.
“The students have been
working from last May
through January preparing for
this competiton,” said GSL ad-
viser and high school science
teacher Roxanne Stensvad.
“Their hard work paid off.”
The GSL group included:
Faith Rakow, eighth grade:
blue project award.
Shawn Seevers, ninth grade:
purple project award, state fair
trip, $50-Thin Film award, $50
Mankato State award and
$500 Thailand Memorial
Award for clarity in project.
Mark Broderius, 10th grade:
purple project award, purple
paper award, state symposium
trip, $50 Iris award, $50 clarity
in project award, and
ISWEEEP alternate.
Danielle Mathews, 11th
grade: purple state award, state
fair trip, American Fisheries
award of a fishing pole, Min-
nesota River Board award of
$50, junior water competition
nomination, and ISWEEEP
trip to Houston, Texas, in May.
Teddi Grego, 12th grade:
blue project award.
Mercy Rakow, 12th grade:
purple project award, state fair
trip, $50 Thin Film award, $50
Iris award, alternate to Interna-
tional Science and Engineer-
ing Fair (ISEF).
Alexandra Stensvad, 12th
grade: purple project award,
state fair trip, purple paper
award, state symposium trip,
$50 Thin Film award, $50
pharmaceutical award, Air
Force certificate award,
Chemical Society honorable
mention, clarity of project
award honorable mention,
ISWEEEP trip to Houston,
Texas, in May.
McLeod County
McLeod County
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes 2/5/13
Commissioners Wright, Nies, Ter-
linden, Shimanski and Christensen
were present.
Nies/Shimanski motion approved
the agenda.
Terlinden/Shimanski motion ap-
proved the consent agenda including
January 22, 2013 Meeting Minutes
and Synopsis; January 18, 2013 Audi-
tor’s Warrants; January 25, 2013 Au-
ditor’s Warrants; Approve the National
Association of County and City
Health Officials (NACCHO) Medical
Reserve Corp. (MRC) grant of $4,000
to be used from January 5, 2013 thru
July 31, 2013; Approve of Conditional
Use Permit 13-01 for Brian Roushar
for a kennel permit to be named West
Country Kennels for boarding and
training up to fifty (50) hunting dogs
and to breed up to a limit of fifteen
(15) dogs and Approve a Conditional
Use Permit 13-02 for Duininck Bros.
Inc. on property owned by Sharen
Farenbaugh for the excavation of a
25.28 acre gravel mining operation
with crushing and stock piling.
Nies/Christensen motion approved
payment of bills totaling $90,692.73
from the following funds: General
Revenue $63,544.16; Road & Bridge
$10,538.79; Solid Waste $4,490.15;
and County Ditch Fund $12,119.63.
Nies/Terlinden motion carried
unanimously to adopt Resolution 13-
RB01-02 designating the McLeod
County Website as the official publi-
cation for transportation projects.
Terlinden/Christensen motion car-
ried unanimously to adopt Resolution
13-RB02-03.
Nies/Terlinden motion carried
unanimously to approve the 2013-
2017 Highway and Bridge Construc-
tion Plan with removal of the trail
project from CSAH 1 to Boone Av-
enue in 2017 since it was also listed in
2016.
Shimanski/Christensen motion car-
ried unanimously to approve letting
dates as listed above which are pro-
grammed for 2013 from the 5-year
plan.
Shimanski/Terlinden motion car-
ried unanimously to approve the road
maintenance agreement with the City
of Lester Prairie.
Terlinden/Nies motion carried
unanimously to approve the State of
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil
Resources FY2013 Competitive
Grants Program Agreement.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried
unanimously to approve the requested
agreement between McLeod County
and Tri-County Solid Waste Commis-
sion.
Shimanski/Terlinden motion
carried unanimously to approve hiring
Schauer and Sons Construction Inc.,
Glencoe, MN, to construct a Pesti-
cide/Dangerous Materials Room in the
Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried
unanimously to approve the hiring of
K&S Electric, Olivia, MN, to install
electrical for the Pesticide/Dangerous
Materials Room in the Household
Hazardous Waste Facility.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve Mining Con-
ditional Use Permit 13-03 for Craig
Reiner Contracting for the purpose of
mining, extracting, recycling and
stockpiling with the conditions as
listed.
Shimanski/Terlinden motion car-
ried unanimously to approve the Ad-
ministrative Services Agreement.
Shimanski/Terlinden motion car-
ried unanimously to approve the Stop
Loss Contract for Sibley / McLeod
Counties and Medica effective Janu-
ary 1, 2013.
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader February 28, 2013)
Rich Valley Township
Notice of Annual Meeting
Rich Valley Township
Notice is hereby given to the resi-
dents of Rich Valley Township,
County of McLeod, State of Min-
nesota, that the Annual Town Meeting
will be held on Tuesday, March 12,
2013. In case of inclement weather,
the meeting may be postponed until
the third Tuesday in March.
The Annual Meeting will com-
mence at 7 PM to conduct all neces-
sary business prescribed by law. The
Annual Meeting will be held at the fol-
lowing location:
Rich Valley Township Hall
16543 Ideal Avenue
Glencoe, MN 55336
Theresa Rusten, Clerk
Town of Rich Valley
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader February 28, 2013)
Page 6 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, February 28, 2013
Legal Notices
SAMPLE BALLOT
HALE TOWNSHIP
Notice of Annual Meeting &
Election of Officers
Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Hale
Township, County of McLeod, State of Minnesota, that
the Annual Election of Town Officers and Annual Town
Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
In case of inclement weather, the Meeting and Election
will be postponed until the third Tuesday in March
(March 19, 2013).
The election poll hours will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m., at which time the voters will elect:
One (1) Supervisor – Three (3) Year Term
One (1) Treasurer – Two (2) Year Term
The Annual Meeting will commence at 8:15 p.m. to
discuss the usual business of the Township.
The Annual Election and Meeting will be held at the
following location:
Hale Town Hall
9527 220th St.
Silver Lake, MN
Tammy Stifter
Hale Township Clerk
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Quiet weather is on tap this week as all of the activity
stays to our south. The main storm track continues to bring
big storms into the central part of the U.S., the only prob-
lem for snow lovers being that the track continues to point
south of us.
That continues with an early-week storm and then quiet
weather to end the week. Highs this week will be right
around (slightly below) average, which for this time of year
is about 33 degrees.
Storms and precipitation chances stay to our south with
the only chance of a passing snow shower being late Sat-
urday, but it would most likely only be very light.
Our next chance of accumulating snow holds off until
early next week when a system finally moves our way. In
a quiet pattern like this, it’s hard to find anything to talk
about, so I’ll just end with have a good week. March will
be coming in like a lamb this year.
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 17-23, clouds.
Thursday — Highs 27-33; lows 12-18; partly cloudy.
Friday — Highs 26-32; lows 10-16; partly cloudy.
Saturday — Highs 26-32; lows 9-15; partly cloudy.
Sunday — Highs 24-31; ostly clear.
Weather Quiz: How much snow do we see in a typical
March?
Answer to last week’s question: Highest temperature 83
degrees (three separate times); lowest temperature -32 de-
grees (March 1, 1962); most precipitation 1.62 inches
(March 1, 1965); most snow 14.7 inches (March 31, 1985).
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Silver Lake Leader photo by Brenda Fogarty
Seven Glencoe-Silver Lake students com-
peted at the annual regional science fair
Feb. 16 at Minnesota State University-
Mankato, and came away with awards.
They include, front row, from left, Mercy
Rakow, Alexandra Stensvad, Mark
Broderius and Danielle Mathews. In the
back are Faith Rakow, Teddi Grego and
Shawn Seevers.
7 GSL students win region science fair awards
Foss family announces birth
Matt and Emily Foss of Silver Lake announce the birth
of their daughter, Taylor Val, on Feb. 19, 2013, at Glencoe
Regional Health Services. Taylor weighed 8 pounds, 11
ounces, and was 21 inches long. Her older sibling is Bree
Ryherd. Grandparents are David and Donna Foss of Plato
and David and Janet Joachim of Waverly, Iowa.
Daughter born to Posusta
Ashley Posusta of Lester Prairie announces the birth of
her daughter, Jade Marie Posusta, on Feb. 21, 2013, at
Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jade weighed 6 pounds
and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Paulette Zanoth
and LeRoy Posusta, both of Silver Lake.
Kerkvliets announce birth
Neil and Becky Kerkvliet of Lester Prairie announce the
birth of their daughter, Crimson Louise, on Feb. 10, 2013,
at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Crimson weighed 7
pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her older
siblings are Gibson, 7, and Mason, 5. Grandparents are
Dennis and Deanne Zuk of Willow River and Frank and
Robin Kerkvliet of Lester Prairie.
People News
Submitted photo
Finishes 18th
Dave Dostal of Silver Lake participated in the annual Vin-
tage Sled Race in Thief River Falls on Feb. 9. Out of 42
sleds, Dostal finished 18th. “It was a rough ride, but I fin-
ished,” Dostal said. The race was 180 miles long, and
Dostal said he stopped twice to fill up with gas. “A big
thanks to my pit crew for helping me out and getting me
back on track,” Dostal said. He said his sled suffered
slight damage: a broken headlight and a damaged ski.
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By Rich Glennie
Editor
McLeod County Sheriff
Scott Rehmann was pretty
clear when he spoke to the del-
egates at Saturday’s McLeod
County Republican Conven-
tion at the courthouse in Glen-
coe.
“As sheriff I will not en-
force anything that infringes
on your right to bear arms.”
That same message would be
for his DFL friends if invited
to speak at their gatherings, he
added.
Rehmann said when he took
his oath office, he swore to up-
hold the constitutions of the
United States and the State of
Minnesota. “I took that oath
seriously.”
Rehmann was invited to the
Republican county convention
to address gun-control issues
and the Second Amendment’s
right to bear arms.
Rehmann stressed that the
sheriff is not here to enforce
federal laws, that is the duty of
the federal agents, although
they often work together.
As to state legislation being
authored to control guns,
Rehmann was firm in stating
he “will not enforce statutes
that infringe upon your
rights.”
Rehmann pointed to com-
ments by state Rep. Glenn
Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe,
about trying to expand the def-
inition of mental illness at the
federal level as a concern
about local gun rights.
Gruenhagen said this is the
attempt by federal authorities
to “come in the back door with
the expansion of (definitions)
of mental illness.” He pointed
to President Obama’s ap-
proach of using executive or-
ders to bypass Congress.
Rehmann said the state en-
forcement agencies support
stronger mental health laws
when it comes to gaining ac-
cess to guns, especially for
those who have been legally
committed. But he said a lot of
that data has not been put into
the statewide system that law
enforcement uses for back-
ground checks.
He pointed to a recent case
of a Watertown man, con-
victed of murdering his
mother years earlier, who was
found to be in possession of a
small arsenal of weapons, all
purchased legally.
The aim, Rehmann said, is
to not infringe on law-abiding
citizens.
Asked what would happen
if federal agents arrived on the
local scene. Who has jurisdic-
tion?
Rehmann said that is a ques-
tion he needs to research more
thoroughly, but there are dif-
fering views on jurisdiction.
The question is who super-
sedes whom — federal agents
versus local law enforcement.
“I’m your constitutional of-
ficer (as an elected sheriff),
they aren’t,” Rehmann said.
The agencies often work to-
gether, however, in investiga-
tions. “But I’m not opposed to
standing up for your rights and
protections,” Rehmann said.
“We elected you. We look at
you to protect us,” one dele-
gate added.
“There are strength in num-
bers,” Rehmann added. “I
need you as much as you need
me. Right now, there are two
views on jurisdiction.”
Asked about the definition
of an assault rifle, Rehmann
said his definition is a fully-
automatic, military-issued
weapon. He said one can get a
license to own such weapons,
but they are heavily regulated.
But Rehmann called the ar-
gument about assault rifles at
the state and federal levels, “a
strawman argument.”
With simple cosmetic
changes to the stock, for ex-
ample, a rifle can be made to
look like an assault rifle.
Everything is the same on
many of these rifles, “they just
look different. It’s more cos-
metic. It’s hard to define an as-
sault rifle.”
Asked if the sheriff’s office
turns down many gun permit
applications, Rehmann said
none are turned down “unless
they are legally prohibited.”
He said the number of per-
mits requested since the Stony
Brook shootings last Decem-
ber has grown greatly. “I
would not be surprised if
everyone has one by now,” he
smiled.
At the next County Board
meeting, Rehmann said he
plans to ask for a reduction in
the $100 permit fee. He said a
$70 fee to do the initial admin-
istrative work and background
checks seems more appropri-
ate, with a $50 fee for a permit
renewal.
Gun-control is an emotional
issue, Rehmann admitted. But
standing up for constitutional
rights also is important.
“Make your voices known,”
he urged the delegates.
Asked how to make guns
safer, Rehmann offered two
quick methods: keep ammo
and guns separate; and keep
them under lock and key:
“that’s the law.”
Gun control: Sheriff aims
to uphold 2nd Amendment
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Talented students
GSL students put their talents on display Thursday as part of the Winterfest activities.
The annual talent show offered a wide variety of talent, like “Dirty Mike and the Boys’
Long Road to Love,” the high-flying quintet of Ray Eberhard, Nick Jenkins, Tyler Zajicek,
Luke Weiers and Joe Fehrenbach, above, to Alfredo “Freddie” Pena, lower left, and his
robotic dance to Liz Boyum and and her emotion-filled solo “Jar of Hearts.”
Sheriff Rehmann
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
Recyling surveillance installed
Ray Bandas, road foreman for the McLeod County
Highway Department, installed “notice” signs around
the McLeod County Highway Department shed and re-
cycling shed in Silver Lake. Cameras were installed on
site to monitor illegal dumping. The cameras are on 24
hours, seven days a week, and are connected to an of-
fice computer system that records activity at the site.
The county installed the system at a total cost of
$5,633. For more information on what can and can’t be
recycled, visit www.co.mcleod.mn/us/solidwaste or
call 320-484-4300.
Submitted photos
Read-a-thon
The Helen Baker read-a-
thon was held Feb. 12
when several Lincoln Jr.
High students came to the
elementary school to read
to the students. Above,
from left, are elementary
students Christian Reyes,
Courtney Mathwig, Adan
Cortez, Sabas Rangel, An-
gelica Duvall, Holden
Meyer, an unidentified,
partially hidden girl, Rox-
anna Palacios and
Makenna Eiden with junior
high student Marissa Kir-
choff. At the right is Jordan
Briedenbach with elemen-
tary students Justin
Wanous, Tanner Wilson
and Kayla Stowell.
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