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By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
t was a cold November
evening in rural Min-
nesota when Candy
Phillips, Truhaven Ranch
board president, arrived at the
scene of a brown, barren pas-
ture, with trash, broken
fences, piles of discarded mi-
crowaves, TVs, blenders, ani-
mal carcasses, and barbed
wire strewn everywhere.
The trees were naked, with
no bark, and there was no
sign of foliage anywhere —
only 55 equines (horses,
ponies, donkeys and mules)
who were left to feed on their
own manure and each other’s
manes and tails for survival.
Phillips is the founder and
executive director of
Truhaven Ranch in Winsted,
a “rescue haven” for abused
equines. In 2009, the ranch
opened its doors to rescued
equines, at-risk youth, and all
others needing a “haven”
from the stress of modern liv-
In November, Phillips was
called to Fillmore County to
rescue 55 mistreated and
abused equines.
“Drew Fitzpatrick, from the
Minnesota Hooved Animal
Rescue Foundation
(MHARF) out of Zimmer-
man, contacted us with a pos-
sible humane case involving
over 80 equines.
“She was tied up, and was-
n’t able to go, so she asked us
to be on call to haul the most
serious cases to the Univer-
sity of Minnesota as soon as
possible. I didn’t know what I
would be getting into until I
saw the sight,” Phillips said.
She said she was on her
way to pick up another rescue
horse in Cold Spring when
she got the call, “head south.”
Phillips met others from
MHARF and officers with the
Animal Humane Society and
headed to Fillmore County on
a Wednesday afternoon with
hay and trailers to rescue the
“What a sight! This place
was a disaster. It was mouth-
dropping appalling to look at
that property, and I had to
fight tears as I quickly tried to
find the worst cases and load
them into the trailer,” Phillips
“The smell was awful, and
it was getting dark. We were
trying to find the worst cases
and with the help of ‘Ghost,’
an angel of a donkey, we
loaded up six equines and
brought them to the U. Sadly,
two of them were euthanized
that night,” Phillips said.
“One of the little mules had
a halter grown into her head.
It was horribly infected and
really stunk. I finally got it
cut off of her and it took the
vet two hours to disinfect and
clean the wound,” Phillips
“Some of the horses had
pneumonia and one had its
eyes poked out. Some were
blind, and a lot of them had
injuries. Not to mention, they
were starving,” Phillips said.
She continued, and shared
the story of “Ghost,” a little
white donkey that helped in a
big way.
“Ghost appeared to float
around the wreckage, bring-
ing some of the worst cases to
the trailer. We were scram-
bling around in the dark, try-
ing to locate these horses,
when she appeared with a
very ill pony that weighed so
little and could hardly stand.
“We loaded that pony onto
the trailer and Ghost would
‘disappear,’ only to reappear
with a mare with a badly
healed broken rear leg, who
was so thin and weak.
“We could see she needed
to go, too, and we loaded her
into the trailer, and looked for
Ghost, but she was gone,”
Phillips said.
She added that on the way
to the University, she got to
talking about that mysterious
white donkey with the volun-
teers, but nobody had gotten
any photos or footage of her.
“It was an emotional, long
night, and we thought maybe
Ghost was a figure of our
over-stressed minds,” Phillips
Phillips and her volunteers,
Conrad, Melissa and a few
others, returned to the scene
and moved the rest of the
horses to the county fair-
grounds, where they spent the
evening watering and feeding
the animals, trying to identify
their species, gender, age, and
severity of injuries.
“We looked for Ghost right
away, but she didn’t want us
to load her until all of the
other horses were loaded
first. Once we loaded every-
body, she put herself in the
trailer,” Philips said.
“As soon as I met her, I
knew she had to come to
Truhaven Ranch. We brought
her to the University, as her
rear leg was severely swollen.
She had something poked
through it and it was infected
“The vet wanted to put her
down, but I fought her. I
knew she would recover, and
there was no way I was going
to let her get euthanized. I
had to fight them on it, but
she was able to come home
with me, and guess what? She
is nearly 100 percent healed,”
Phillips smiled.
She said she saw this same
vet at a conference recently.
“And you know what she said
to me. She said, ‘I think I am
still right. We should have eu-
thanized that donkey.’ Well, I
have footage of her in reha-
bilitation, with her jumping
around and kicking back that
injured leg.
“Ghost is almost herself
again, and I can’t wait to send
that footage to that vet,”
Phillips said.
She said the attitude of that
vet and of others at the Uni-
versity of Minnesota is why
she wants to open a care and
recovery unit at Truhaven
“I was disgusted by some
of their attitudes. They do
nothing as volunteers, of
course, and all the bills for
the animals are paid by the
Animal Humane Society.
“We feel very strongly
about that care and recovery
unit here, and we could have
used it three times over al-
ready with all of our rescue
cases,” Phillips said.
To raise funds for the care
and recovery unit, Truhaven
Ranch is hosting a benefit
dance this Saturday, March
23, at the Blue Note Ballroom
in Winsted, from 8 p.m. to
Proceeds go to the ongoing
rehabilitation expenses of
these horses for the non-profit
Truhaven Ranch and
For more information, visit
Vol. 112 No. 14 • Thursday, March 21, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Single copy
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
St. Paddy’s Day
When Irish eyes are shining, they don’t al-
ways belong to Irishmen. Silver Lake Pola-
Czesky Queen Kayla Schermann, left, and
Princess and Miss Congeniality Chrissy
Helmbrecht flashed their best St. Patrick’s
Day smiles, Saturday, on a day when
everyone claims to have a little Irish in
them. More St. Patrick’s Day photos are on
page 8 of today’s Leader.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
On-street parking in the Sil-
ver Edge Estates development
was a hot topic of discussion
at the Silver Lake City Council
meeting Monday evening.
Resident Daryl Luthens ad-
dressed the City Council re-
garding vehicles left on the
street between the hours of
midnight and 6 a.m., and that
they have particularly been a
“problem” during this snowy
winter season.
Luthens and the developer
of Silver Edge Estates, David
Broll, asked the City Council
about the options to address
the issue.
Luthens and Broll provided
the Council with a copy of the
“covenant” or “declaration”
for policies regarding the
properties in Silver Edge Es-
The covenant was written in
the hopes of maintaining a
high quality of living in the de-
velopment, according to Broll.
“One of the reasons there
was a rule about no parking on
the street between midnight
and 6 a.m. was to protect the
quality of living in the neigh-
borhood. The development
doesn’t look as appealing
when there are cars parked in
the street on an ongoing
basis,” Broll said.
Luthens added that in the
winter, the parked cars add to
the difficulty of travel.
“The road is pretty narrow
as it is, and when parking is al-
lowed on both sides of the
street, it gets hard to drive
through. Not to mention the
amount of snow we had this
winter piles up and pushes the
cars out into the street even
more,” Luthens said.
“I don’t think your street is
any more narrow than Merrill
Street in town, where cars park
on both sides every day when
school is in session. Traffic
doesn’t seem to have trouble
on that road,” Councilor Eric
Nelson commented.
Mayor Bruce Bebo said,
“Well, let’s ask Dale. He
plows it.”
Public Works Department
Head Dale Kosek said both
roads are narrow, but he
“plows around” cars, or con-
tacts the police department in
case of tows.
He added that Silver Lake
has its own snow ordinance:
No parking on the streets after
two inches or more of snow-
fall from 2:01 a.m. until the
road is plowed curb to curb.
“Is this enforced citywide?
It should be,” Bebo said.
Police Chief Henriksen said
when he started, only vehicles
parked on Lake Avenue and
Main Street were usually tick-
eted, as those are the roads
with “windrows.”
“But we have reviewed the
ordinance, and it is unfair to
plow around some vehicles
and tow others. We have made
our best effort to enforce the
ordinance citywide,” Henrik-
sen said.
Bebo also commented on
the policy of “quality of devel-
“I’m just going to throw this
out there, but if you are going
to prohibit parking on the
Parking in Silver Edge
Estates hot Council topic
‘Ghost’ aids in rescue of abused animals
Silver Lake Leader photo
by Alyssa Schauer
Candy Phillips, president
of Truhaven Ranch, chats
with Ghost, whom she
called an “angel of a don-
key” for helping rescue
some animals in distress
in southern Minnesota. At
the left is a photo taken
during the rescue of sev-
eral of the emaciated
horses. In an effort to
help care for and rehabil-
itate the animals,
Truhaven is hosting a
fund-raising benefit
dance Saturday at the
Blue Note Ballroom in
Submitted photo
Truhaven benefit set Saturday at Blue Note
Turn to page 2
street, then people will park on
their front lawns. What’s the
trade off?” Bebo asked.
He said he felt that would
“look worse” than cars parked
in the street.
“The driveways are pretty
long and can accommodate
more than one vehicle,” Broll
Luthens asked what kind of
enforcement would be needed
on a covenant like this, and
City Clerk Kerry Venier told
him it would be a “civil
Broll and Luthens asked if
the City Council could make
an ordinance of the policy, but
Bebo suggested a “friendly
neighborhood meeting” should
be held before that happens.
“That is the goal, to take a
friendly approach,” Broll said.
“I tried to do that. I talked to
the people involved, but noth-
ing has really changed. I’m
sorry it had to come to this,”
Luthens said.
Councilor Pat Fogarty asked
if all residents living in Silver
Edge Estates received the dec-
“Yes,” Luthens said.
“I didn’t receive one when I
bought my house,” Henriksen
Broll said those who pur-
chased homes that were re-
sold or foreclosed on might not
have received the declaration.
“I can’t always control what
the realtors are giving home-
owners,” Broll said.
“You can’t really enforce it
if not everyone is getting that
packet,” Nelson said.
Fogarty said of the other
policies in the declaration
packet, if one was going to be
enforced, “all should be en-
“I’ll admit, I’m breaking one
of the rules in the covenant by
having my trailer parked next
to my house,” Fogarty said.
Broll said there has been a
lot of “rules broken,” and that
some of the polices should be
“Covenants like these rely
on an active committee. I don’t
know that you can enforce too
much without a real active
committee,” Venier said.
Broll agreed and said the
next step would be to host a
“friendly neighborhood meet-
ing” with residents in the de-
velopment to discuss the
covenant and to address past
and future policies.
“Is that going to help?”
Bebo asked Luthens.
Luthens didn’t respond.
“I think something every-
body’s learned here is that if
you have an issue like this,
there needs to be a committee
that can govern these poli-
cies,” Bebo said.
Luthens and Broll thanked
the Council, and Broll said he
planned to put together a
neighborhood meeting for the
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Lions meeting set tonight
The Silver Lake Lions will meet tonight, Thursday,
March 28, starting at 7 p.m. with a meal. There will be a
guest speaker and a meeting to follow in the Legion Club
Sportsmen’s annual meeting
The Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club will have its annual
meeting Saturday, March 23, at the Silver Lake Legion,
with social hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting
to follow at 7 p.m. There will be an election of directors,
and anyone interested in running is encouraged to attend
the meeting. A guest speaker and lunch will follow the
Benefit dance at Blue Note
Truhaven Ranch of Winsted is hosting a “Spring
Roundup” benefit dance featuring The Basement Band at
at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted on Saturday, March
23, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Proceeds go to ongoing ex-
penses for rehabilitation and training of the Fillmore
County “55” equines in the care of Truhaven Ranch and
the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue.
Pola-Czesky meeting Monday
The Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Days committee will meet
Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at the Silver Lake Audito-
8/40 Salon to hold meeting
The regular monthly meeting of 8/40 Salon No. 85,
Dept. of Minnesota No. 24, will be held Monday, March
25, at 7:30 p.m., at the Hutchinson Legion Post 96. Re-
freshments will be served by Shirey Schloeder and Lor-
raine Nemitz at 7 p.m.
Degree of Honor to meet
Degree of Honor No. 182 will hold its social meeting
Tuesday, March 26, at 5 p.m., in the Silver Lake Audito-
Senior dining birthday party
The March birthday party at the Silver Lake senior din-
ing site will be held Wednesday, March 27, at the Silver
Lake Auditorium. The menu includes salisbury steak,
mashed potatoes, creamed corn, bread with margarine, and
blushing pears. There will be bingo. Call Manager Pearl
Branden at 320-327-2621 or 320-327-2536 to order a
MMDC annual meeting set
The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission will
hold its annual public informational meeting for the Area
Transportation Partnership’s 2014-2017 Area Transporta-
tion Improvement Program (ATIP) on Thursday, April 4,
at 10 a.m., at the Kandiyohi County HHS building, located
at 2200 23rd St. NE in Willmar. The meeting will be held
in the lower level multi-purpose room.
Citywide garage sales set
The Silver Lake citywide garage sales are set for Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday, April 25-27. Look to a future
Leader for more information.
Upcoming Events
Parking Continued from page 1
Jeff and Kelly Hecksel of
Lester Prairie have been cho-
sen as the 2013 Minnesota So-
cial Services Association
(MSSA) Child Foster Parents
of the Year. They were hon-
ored during the MSSA dele-
gate assembly March 12 in
The Hecksels have been li-
censed child foster care
providers in McLeod County
since 1999. Since that time,
they have had 35 placements;
the children ranged in age
from 7 days to 15 years, and
the placements lasted from a
few days to a lifetime.
“The Hecksels willingly
share their experiences to help
prepare new foster parents.
They seek out available train-
ings and welcome the oppor-
tunities to learn,” said Brenda
Sandquist, McLeod County
social worker.
“They also connect with and
mentor new foster parents by
providing support, encourage-
ment and display a willingness
to share what has worked well
for them (and what has not
worked particularly well),”
Sandquist said.
She added that social work-
ers report the Hecksels “are
extremely easy to work with,
supportive, respectful and
nonjudgmental. The home is
structured with consistent ex-
pectations, which apply to
everyone in the home.”
Sandquist said the Hecksels
also advocate for children in
school and provide educa-
tional support in the home.
“Jeff, Kelly and their chil-
dren certainly feel a loss when
a foster child moves on, but
appreciate the time they were
able to share, hoping when a
child leaves their home, they
do so knowing they are truly
cared about,” Sandquist said.
Sandquist added, the Heck-
sels attribute their success as
foster and adoptive parents on
their ability to “willingly love
and willingly forgive.” They
state that they “just love, no
matter what.”
Hecksels named
foster parents of
year by MSSA
On Sunday, March 24, at 4
p.m., The Living Water Pup-
pets of the Grace Bible
Church in Silver Lake will put
on a special Easter season
puppet program.
“Peter Cotton’s Tale” is the
fictional story of a young boy
named Peter Cotton, who has
been looking forward to the
annual Easter picnic.
However, Peter must make
a decision as to whether he is
going to “deny” his real
friend, or participate in the
relay games with the popular
“Peter Cotton’s Tale” is an
exciting short musical that
teaches how a young boy
learns about the great sacrifice
and commitment that Christ
Young children will espe-
cially enjoy this presentation
by the Living Water Puppets.
There is no charge, and the
public is invited to attend.
Grace Bible Church is lo-
cated at 300 Cleveland St. in
Silver Lake, next to the city
water tower. The church web-
site is www.silverlakechurch.
Living Water Puppets
presents Easter story
In last week’s Silver Lake
Leader, a letter to the editor
was critical of Margaret Benz
and her column “Down Mem-
ory Lane” for omitting refer-
ence to an obituary that
occurred in 1988. In Mrs.
Benz’s defense, she wrote the
right column, but the editor
mistakenly ran the same col-
umn twice in a row in early
February. It was the editor’s
fault, not Mrs. Benz’s. Our
apologies for the error.
The Silver Lake Leader
strives for accuracy in its re-
ports. If you find an error,
call 320-864-5518 and ask
for Rich Glennie, editor.
Holy Week
services set
at Faith
Faith Presbyterian Church in
Silver Lake will be having
many Holy Week services.
The Maundy Thursday serv-
ice on Thursday, March 28,
will be a re-enactment of the
Lord’s Supper as painted by
Michelangelo done by church
members. The communion
service begins at 7 p.m.
The Good Friday service
also will be held at 7 p.m. on
Friday, March 29. This will be
a Tanebrae service with scrip-
ture readings, some music, and
the extinguishing of candles.
There will be monologues pre-
sented by “Peter” during the
The Easter sunrise service
on Sunday, March 31, is at
7:30 a.m. A light fellowship of
muffins and beverages will be
held after this service and be-
fore the regular Easter worship
service set at 10 a.m.
The Rev. Mark Ford and a
certified lay pastor, Carol
Chmielewski, will officiate
these services.
All members and visitors are
welcome to worship at any or
all of these services.
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Outdoor Expo
The Big Little Hunting &
Fishing Expo was held last
Saturday at the fair-
grounds in Hutchinson. A
variety of outdoor-related
booths and exhibits were
available throughout the
day, including a fly-tying
exhibition put on by Paul
Johnson, above. Partici-
pants also had an opportu-
nity to make their own
handmade tie. Other ex-
hibits included the making
of bamboo fly rods, tips on
goose and turkey hunting,
tips on cooking wild game,
tree-safety tips, black pow-
der hunting information
and even a try in the fish
tank. At right, Trenton Han-
son tried his hand at hook-
ing a fish while his mother,
Jenny, had her hands full,
too. The event is spon-
sored by the Christian
Deer Hunters Association,
an nonprofit, inter-denom-
ination, all volunteer
Is anyone else tired of this
cold and snowy March?
You think I’d get used to the
Minnesota weather by now
after living in the Midwest for
26 years, but I can’t seem to
muffle those daily groans as I
look out the window each
I’ll groan again. Ugh, win-
But, the first day of spring
has arrived, and in the hopes
for warmer weather, green
trees, blooming flowers, and
open waters, I thought I’d
share a summer story of when
I caught my first walleye.
And nearly fell out of the
Of course, you all know I
love fishing. I find ways to
talk about it whenever I can,
and I remembered this walleye
story after attending the Big
Little Hunting and Fishing
Expo on Saturday.
At Saturday’s Expo, there
were seminars about cooking,
turkey hunting, deer hunting,
but there was one I was partic-
ularly looking forward to: a
seminar by Al Teubert on
bamboo fly rod making and
fly fishing.
Now, I have never been fly
fishing, but it has always been
an interest of mine, especially
after seeing “A River Runs
Through It,” the ’90s movie
with Brad Pitt about two fly-
fishing brothers of a Presbyte-
rian minister growing up in
rural Montana.
Of course, it was a great
movie, not only because of the
dreamy Brad Pitt, but because
it centered around the art of fly
Al showed this same pas-
sion of fly fishing as he talked
about wading through streams
and rivers on sunny mornings,
casting into the moving water,
and the beauty of catching a
fish (or six).
As he showed us some of
his handmade fly equipment,
how to cut tricky bamboo, and
the tools used to create a
strong, durable rod, I couldn’t
help but reminisce about some
of my favorite fishing memo-
ries, and the first time I caught
a walleye came to mind.
Every June, our family takes
a family vacation, and for sev-
eral years now, we’ve occu-
pied Cabin 2 at Pelican RV
Resort in Glenwood.
It’s the one time of year
where all of us kids can get to-
gether with Mom and Dad,
and enjoy a week or two of
fishing, swimming, croquet
and laying on the beach.
Usually, Dad and Nick are
out fishing most hours of the
day, and sometimes I’ll leave
my fishing spot by the bridge
to join them on the boat.
Dad is always excited about
fishing, particularly for
walleyes. It seems we pur-
chase new lures or locate dif-
ferent fishing holes around the
lake to try for them each sum-
mer, but every year, we come
up empty.
Except for the summer be-
fore I left for college.
One late afternoon that
week of vacation, I headed out
on the lake with Mom and
Dad for some quality fishing
We had all of our equipment
ready: neon jigs, backup fish-
ing rods, and a net, just in case
we scored a big one.
After an hour or so of
trolling, I was getting impa-
tient, and leaned back in my
chair before I had a hit!
Excitedly, I stood up, set the
hook, and fervently reeled in
my line, trying to maintain my
balance in the rocking boat.
This guy was a fighter, and
after standing on the stable
ground, fishing water under
bridges, I wasn’t used to the
constant moving of the boat
floor beneath me.
I continued to spread my
feet apart for more balance,
reeling and reeling as fast as I
could, and finally, I could see
the walleye jetting left and
right in the water next to the
boat. I started dancing in my
excitement, and reached into
the murky lake to grab my
catch and pull my fish into the
Before I knew it, the rock-
ing boat caught me off guard,
and I lost my balance, stum-
bling forward and backward,
and forward again, before
falling into the backseat of the
boat, fish in lap.
I think both Dad and the fish
were embarassed for me, but I
couldn’t help but laugh.
A picture of me and that
walleye decorates our fridge
yet today, and I can’t help but
smile as I look at the wide-
eyed fish and my sheepish
As the temperatures con-
tinue to drop, I dream of cast-
ing a slimy nightcrawler into
the sunlight of an open lake,
hoping for a big catch.
Spring, will you please
come soon?
Hey, there are fish to be caught!
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
75 YEARS AGO - MARCH 26, 1938 —
Silver Lake High School boys’ basketball
Coach Jens Midtaune awarded basketball em-
blems to varsity players Roy Lord for sports-
manship; Richard Dobis for best free throw
percentage; Wayne Young for the least amount
of fouls; and to “B” team player James Totushek
for sportsmanship.
The Silver Lake High School girls’ basketball
all-star team for 1938 is Harriet Zrust, Marcella
Ondrachek, Marietta Telecky, Joan Jerabek,
Betty Tatting and Margaret Kaminsky.
An auction sale of lumber, window frames,
mouldings and some windows will be held at
the St. Joseph Church grounds on Wednesday,
March 30.
Joseph Bachinski, having sold his farm, will
hold an auction on Monday, March 28.
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Knoll and family are re-
siding in their new home near Lake Sylvia in
Annandale, where they have rented a farm bor-
dering the lake.
Rudolph Urban has for sale a 1928 Chevrolet
Landau sedan with two new tires and battery,
cheap if taken at once.
Joseph Jagodzinski has for sale a residence
lot, new sidewalk for $240 or will sell two lots
and seven-room house, with bath and toilet, run-
ning water and electric lights.
Anton Poshek, 71, died Sunday evening,
March 20, at his home. Funeral services were
held on Wednesday morning from the Church
of St. Adalbert.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Adamek are the parents of a
son born on March 17. A daughter was born on
March 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Clayton O’Hagan.
50 YEARS AGO - MARCH 21, 1963 —
Monday night into Tuesday morning seven
inches or more of heavy, wet snow fell causing
treacherous driving conditions. Several Silver
Lake school buses did not fare very well. One
bus slid off the road into the ditch by Swan Lake
and another missed a driveway by a bit and had
a difficult time getting going again, but finished
the route without any more mishaps.
Erling Rognli, vo-ag instructor at Silver Lake
High School, was awarded an achievement cer-
tificate by the American Cyanamid Company
because he participated in a training program
involving the use of animal health products for
poultry and livestock.
Parisian Tepidaire permanent waves are now
being featured at the Florenz Beauty Shoppe.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame at St.
Joseph’s and St. Adalbert’s Schools will be
among the Sisters in the United States and
Canada donning a newly designed religious
habit on March 25, the Feast of the Annuncia-
tion. The new semi-tailored garb will replace
the starched veil and wimple which has charac-
terized the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
Joe Molva will hold an auction at his place
five miles northwest of Glencoe on Tuesday,
March 26.
George Ardolf has purchased the acreage of
the late Adolph Hakels on the southeast shore
of Swan Lake.
Sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lester
Lhotka on March 12 and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Pokorny on March 14.
25 YEARS AGO - MARCH 24, 1988 —
Dale and Doris Jerabek have completed the re-
modeling of their grocery store on Main Street,
the former Cliff’s Market. The new Jerabek’s
Market is scheduled to open on Thursday,
March 24.
Shamla Farm Supply & Shamla Oil Co. will
have a Supersweet Feeds Open House and Farm
Tire Days on Thursday and Friday, March 24-
25. Free coffee and doughnuts will be served.
Mrs. Patti Mickolichek graduated cum laude
from St. Cloud State University on Friday,
March 4, with a bachelor of science degree in
elementary education.
The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the shortest
parade perhaps in history, was held on St.
Patrick’s Day when Len O’Brien drove down
Main Street in his decorated pickup truck.
John and Ruby Popelka will hold a farm auc-
tion on Monday, March 28, at their farm 6-1/2
miles southwest of Silver Lake.
Army National Guard Pvt. Joseph Posusta,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Posusta, completed a
combat engineer course at the U.S. Army Train-
ing Center at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Sarah Moon, 83, passed away on Saturday,
March 12, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Park
Rapids. Funeral services were held on Thurs-
day, March 17, from the Riverside United
Methodist Church.
David Barto, 82, passed away on Sunday,
March 13, at his home in Darwin.
Eleanor Anderson, 90, passed away on Tues-
day, March 8, at St. Mary’s Nursing Home,
Winsted. Memorial services were held on Sat-
urday, March 12, from Stockholm Lutheran
A daughter was born to Frank and Lori Kacz-
marek on March 14.
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A Mass of Christian Burial
for Douglas Loren Jilek, 52, of
Lester Prairie, is scheduled for
Friday, March 22, at 11 a.m.,
at Holy Trinity Catholic
Church in
Wi n s t e d .
The Revs.
Paul Schu-
macher and
T o n y
Stubeda will
c o n c e l e -
Mr. Jilek
died sud-
denly on
March 15, 2013.
A visitation will be held
today (Thursday, March 21),
from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the
Chilson Funeral Home in
Winsted. Further visitation
will take place one hour prior
to services on Friday.
Pallbearers will be Bryon
Weisenburger, Barry Kyllo,
Richard Kiekhaefer, Al Miller-
bernd, Tony Foss and Eric
Gustafson. Interment will be
in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Mr. Jilek was born on May
11, 1960, in St. Cloud, to
Loren and Miriam (Skerik)
He was a respected busi-
nessman, president of First
Community Bank of Lester
Prairie and First Community
Bank of Silver Lake, and out-
standing supporter of his local
community and Lester Prairie
School, of which he was an
alumnus, a graduate of the
class of 1978.
Mr. Jilek has served on the
local businessman’s associa-
tion and as treasurer and direc-
tor of the Lester Prairie
Foundation for Education. He
had been an active member of
the Independent Community
Bankers of Minnesota and the
Bank Holding Company asso-
ciation, serving on the board
of directors of both organiza-
Mr. Jilek was an extremely
active community member,
who promoted and supported
many local community in-
volvement projects.
He was cherished by his
family and many, many
friends, and will be dearly
missed by all. He lived life to
the fullest with no regrets for
things left unsaid or undone.
The community and lives
were the richer for the privi-
lege of having him in our lives
even though for far too brief a
“The clock of life is wound
but once, and no man has the
power to tell just when the
hands will stop, at late or early
hour. Now is the only time you
own. Live, love, toil with a
will. Place not faith in time.
For the clock may soon be
Beloved husband to Sheila
for over 30 wonderful years.
Cherished father of JaNaye
(Ryan) Dressler of Lester
Prairie, Kelsey (Aaron) Thie-
mann of St. Bonifacius,
Brooke (significant other Beau
Weise) Jilek and Blair Jilek,
both of Lester Prairie. De-
voted grandfather to Eliza and
Layne Dressler. He is further
survived by his parents, Loren
and Miriam Jilek; brother,
Jerry (Lisa) Jilek of St. Boni-
facius; sisters, Renee (Casey)
Lehman of Iowa City, Iowa,
and Bonnie (Scott) Schlichting
of Ham Lake; mother-in-law
and father-in-law, DeVota and
DeVan Stoltenow; sister-in-
law, Quanita (Norman) Arlt of
Aurora, Colo., and Scott
(Sheila) Schmalz of Wood-
bury; many nephews, nieces,
aunts, uncles and cousins,
other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were
his father-in-law, Ortwin See-
man; and grandparents, Clara
and Ernest Jilek and Bill and
Christine Skerik.
The Chilson Funeral Home
of Winsted assisted the family
with arrangements. Online
condolences can be made at
Douglas L. Jilek, 52, of Lester Prairie
Douglas Jilek
A Mass of Christian Burial
for Helen Catherine Slanga,
90, of Silver Lake, will be held
Friday, March 22, at 11 a.m.,
at Holy Family Catholic
Church in
Silver Lake.
The Rev.
P a t r i c k
Ok o n k wo
will be the
M r s .
Slanga died
S u n d a y ,
March 17,
2013, at Hutchinson Health.
A visitation will be held
today (Thursday, March 21),
from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the
Maresh Funeral Home in Sil-
ver Lake. A combined rosary
will be recited at 5 p.m. and
parish prayers will be held at 7
Further visitation will be
held Friday, March 22, from
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the
funeral home.
Casket bearers will be Ron
Stuedemann, Lois Stuede-
mann, Bruce Buska, Terry
Buska, Bob Hagenmiller and
Bill Hagenmiller. Interment
will follow the Mass at St.
Adelbert Cemetery in Silver
Helen C. Harens was born
May 3, 1922, in Madelia, to
John P. and Elizabeth (Hu-
berty) Harens.
On June 26, 1944, Helen C.
Harens and Ernest F. Slanga
were joined in holy marriage
at Sacred Heart Church in Hat-
tiesburg, Miss. God blessed
their marriage with three chil-
The Slangas engaged in
farming for many years.
She was a homemaker and
worked hard on the farm, too.
Mrs. Slanga was formerly em-
ployed at Tonka Toys for
about 15 years.
Mrs. Slanga was kind to
everyone and willing to help.
She never complained about
things being tough. She also
was a good cook, who also
liked gardening, birds, playing
cards, games and dancing.
Mrs. Slanga always took good
care of her family and was
very supportive of what they
Mrs. Slanga was a faithful
member of Holy Family
Catholic Church in Silver
Lake. She also belonged to the
Rosary Society and CCW.
Survivors include her loving
children, Kathleen “Kathy”
Winter of Hutchinson, Gary
Slanga of Belton, Texas, and
Raymond (Paulette) Slanga of
Georgetown, Texas; a grand-
daughter, Carla (Shannon) Ju-
rgens of Hutchinson; a
step-great-grandson, Nicholas
Jurgens; a brother, Charles
(Darleen) Harens of Lakeville;
other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were
her husband, Ernest F. Slanga
in 2005; her parents, John and
Elizabeth Harens; brothers,
Bernard, Leo, Joseph, Francis
“Fritz,” William “Bill” and
John Harens; sisters, Regina,
Ann, Mildred “Dolly,” Mary,
Margaret, Celeste and
The Maresh Funeral Home
in Silver Lake is serving the
family. Online condolences
may be made at www.maresh
Helen C. Slanga, 90, of Silver Lake
Helen Slanga
A concelebrated Mass of
Christian Burial for Raymond
Cyril Yurek, 86, of Silver
Lake, will be held today
(Thursday, March 21), at
10:30 a.m.,
at Holy
F a m i l y
C a t h o l i c
Church in
Silver Lake.
Mr. Yurek
died Satur-
day, March
16, 2013, at
A b b o t t -
ern Hospital
in Minneapolis.
Honorary pallbearers will
be his grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Pallbear-
ers will be Noah Yurek,
Matthew Yurek, Jason Brede,
Joshua Brede, Ken Nickels,
Andy Blackstone and Rickki
Agimudie. Interment with mil-
itary rites will follow at Holy
Family Cemetery.
Mr. Yurek was born March
23, 1926, in Hale Township,
McLeod County, to Frank and
Lottie Yurek.
He honorably served his
country in the United States
On Aug. 19, 1952, Mr.
Yurek and Agnes H. Remer
were joined in holy marriage
at Holy Trinity Catholic
Church in Winsted. God
blessed their marriage with
seven children.
Mr. Yurek was formerly em-
ployed as a foreman for
Lester’s Incorporated for 25
years. He also farmed and
hauled milk. He had the ability
to fix just about anything.
Mr. Yurek enjoyed fishing,
especially sunfish, hunting, es-
pecially deer hunting, snow-
mobiling, camping and
He was a faithful member of
Holy Family Catholic Church
in Silver Lake.
Survivors include his loving
wife of 60 years. Agnes H.
Yurek; seven children, Pat
(Brad) Brede of Alexandria,
Doug (Connie) Yurek, Randy
Yurek, Vicki Yurek and Steven
(Sue) Yurek of Silver Lake,
Nancy (Rickki) Agi of Broken
Arrow, Okla., and Robert
(Margie) Yurek of Dayton; 15
grandchildren and 14 grand-
children; other relatives and
Preceding him in death were
his parents; an infant son, Tim-
othy; sisters, Bertha Mallak,
Dorothy Novak and Paulina
Hedlund; a brother, Dominic
Yurek; and infant sisters,
Helen and Sophie Yurek.
The Maresh Funeral Home
in Silver Lake is serving the
family. Online condolences
may be made at www.maresh
Raymond C. Yurek, 86, of Silver Lake
C. Yurek
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sat., March 23 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., March 24 — “First
Light” radio broadcast on KARP
106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service
prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship
service with guest speaker Dr.
Doug Vavrosky, 9:30 a.m.; Sun-
day school, 10:35 a.m.; open
shooting for Centershot graduates,
11:45 a.m.; Living Water Puppets
presentation, “Peter Cotton’s
Tale,” 4 p.m.
Thurs., March 28 — Maundy
Thursday service with Holy Com-
munion, 7 p.m.
Fri., March 29 — Good Friday
service, 7 p.m.
Sun., March 31 — “First
Light” radio broadcast on KARP
106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; sunrise
Easter service by women’s fel-
lowship and refreshment time,
7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time,
9:15 a.m.; Easter morning wor-
ship service, 9:30 a.m.
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends
Mark Ford, Pastor
Carol Chmielewski, CLP
Office hours: Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. and Sundays
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sun., March 24 — Handbell
practice, 8:45 a.m.; worship serv-
ice, 10 a.m.; fellowship to follow
Wed., March 27 — No WOW.
Thurs., March 28 — Maundy
Thursday service, 7 p.m.
Fri., March 28 — Good Friday
service, 7 p.m.
Sun., March 31 — Sunrise
service, 7:30 a.m.; Easter service,
10 a.m.
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Fri., March 22 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
stations of the cross, 6 p.m.
Sat., March 23 — RCIA at St.
Pius X, 10:30 a.m.; Reconcilia-
tion, 5 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.;
AFC Mission Group soup and
sandwich supper, 4:30 p.m.-8
Sun., March 24 — Palm Sun-
day; Mass, 8 a.m.; KC Prolife
brunch and bake sale.
Tues., March 26 — Mass, 8
a.m.; adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10
p.m.; Parish Administrative Coun-
cil, 6:30 p.m.
Wed., March 27 — Study of the
Passion according to St. Luke at
St. Pius X, 7 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.;
No religious education classes.
Thurs., March 28 — Commu-
nity Mass of the Lord’s Supper at
the Church of the Holy Trinity, 6
p.m.; Eucharistic adoration after
the AFC Mzass in English until 9
p.m.; night prayer, 9 p.m.
Fri., March 29 — Celebration
of the Lord’s Passion, noon.
Sat., March 30 — Easter Vigil
Mass, 8:30 p.m.
Sun., March 31 — Easter Sun-
day; Mass at Holy Family, 8 a.m.;
Mass at St. Piux X, 8 a.m. and 10
a.m.; Mass at Holy Trinity, 8:30
1014 Knight Ave.,
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., March 21 — Morning
prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.;
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
board meeting, 9:30 a.m.; boys’
Schoenstatt group meeting, 2 p.m.;
evangelization and catechesis
committee, 6:30 p.m.
Fri., March 22 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20
a.m.; stations of the cross with
school children, 2 p.m.; Spanish
Mass, 5:30 p.m.; adoration of the
blessed sacrament, 6 p.m.; bene-
diction, 6:50 p.m.; stations of the
cross, 7 p.m.
Sat., March 23 — Palm clean-
ing and church decorating, 8 a.m.;
CCW palm braiding and deliver-
ing of gifts to homebound; Holy
Family/St. Pius X RCIA at St. Pius
X, 10:30 a.m.; reconciliation, 3:30
p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.
Sun., March 24 — Mass, 9:30
a.m.; Spanish Mass, 10:30 a.m.;
no Spanish religious education
classes; Spanish Bible study,
12:45 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family,
Silver Lake, 8 p.m.
Mon., March 25 — No Mass; H
and S committee, 6:30 p.m.; CUF
meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Tues., March 26 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20
a.m.; no junior choir practice; no
Spanish adult catechesis; KC
meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Wed., March 27 — Evening
prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; no
religious education claases, Easter
break; Bible study with Father
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GSL Panther
07....at Watertown-May.. W,80-63
11....at Bl. Jefferson.....L,64-57
13....Hutchinson .........W,65-64
15....New Ulm.............W,77-67
18....at Waconia...........L,91-69
21....Rocori .................W,67-60
........GSL tourney:
28....vs. Spectrum......W,86-36
29....vs. HF Catholic...W,72-59
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
01....HF Catholic ........W,73-70
09....Mound-Wtka. ......W,56-47
11....at Sibley East .....W,85-66
14....at NL-Spicer. ......W,74-60
19....Litchfield ..............L,77-53
26....Annandale ...........L,65-45
Section 5(AA) Tourney
07....Round 1: WM.....W,71-62
09....Round 2: HLWW..L,72-64
Final Record: 14-14
27....at St.Peter............L,69-48
29....at Jordan .............L,69-35
04....at Belle Plaine .....L,58-54
06....Marshall ...............L,68-38
11....New Prague.........L,59-45
14....at Annandale .......L,55-42
20....Mayer Lutheran..W,46-37
28....vs. Luverne.........W,39-26
05....at New Ulm.........W,51-29
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
01....at HF Catholic......L,70-35
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
Final Record: 9-17
01....GSL-Don Hall Inv. .......4th
08 ...at Andover Inv. ...........2nd
13....at Litch: vs.DC....W,42-30
........vs. Litchfield .......W,53-14
15....at Richfield Inv. ....2nd,2-1
20....at Hutch: vs.NLS ...L,66-9
........vs.Ann/ML .............L,60-8
03....GSL: Waconia ....W,42-30
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
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.........
Final Record: 14-7
By Lee Ostrom
Sports Editor
The Minnesota State High
School League has completed
making section assignments for
the 2013-14 and 2014-15
school years, and member
schools now are checking out
their teams’ paths to state tour-
At Glencoe-Silver Lake, two
teams of Panthers have been
dropped a classification level,
while none has been raised.
Three of the teams receiving
the same classifications have
been moved to new sections.
The five GSL sports teams
with new section assignments
are as follows:
• Football was in Class
AAAA, but now moves to
Section 2 of Class AAA.
The other six members of
Section 2(AAA) are Breck,
Minneapolis Patrick Henry,
Providence Academy, Rock-
ford, Watertown-Mayer, and
West Lutheran/Southwest
• Girls’ Basketball was in
Class AAA, but now moves to
Section 2 of Class AA.
The other 15 members of
Section 2(AA) are Belle
Plaine, International School of
Minnesota, Jordan, LeSueur-
Henderson, Lester
Prairie/Winsted Holy Trinity,
Maple River, Mayer Lutheran,
Medford, New Richland-H-E-
G, Norwood Young America,
St. Peter, Sibley East, Tri-City
United, Trinity, and Water-
• Boys’ Cross Country re-
mains in Class A, but moves
from Section 4 to Section 5.
The other 22 members of
Section 5(A) are Annandale,
Braham, East Central, Foley,
Heritage Christian Academy,
Hinckley-Finlayson, Howard
Maple Lake, Maranatha Chris-
tian Academy, Mayer
Lutheran/LP-Holy Trinity, Mi-
laca, Mora, North Lakes
Academy, Norwood Young
America, PACT Charter, Pine
City, Prairie Seeds Academy,
Providence Academy, Rock-
ford, Rush City, Spectrum,
and Watertown-Mayer.
• Girls’ Cross Country re-
mains in Class A, but moves
from Section 4 to Section 5.
The other 22 members of
Section 5(A) are Annandale,
Braham, East Central, Foley,
Heritage Christian Academy,
Hinckley-Finlayson, Howard
Maple Lake, Maranatha Chris-
tian Academy, Mayer
Lutheran/LP-Holy Trinity, Mi-
laca, Mille Lacs (Isle/On-
amia), Mora, Norwood Young
America, PACT Charter, Pine
City, Prairie Seeds Academy,
Providence Academy, Rock-
ford, Rush City, Spectrum,
and Watertown-Mayer.
• Boys’ Basketball remains
in Class AA, but moves from
Section 5 to Section 2.
The other 15 members of
Section 2(AA) are Belle
Plaine, Jordan, Kenyon-
Wanamingo, LeSueur-Hender-
son, Lester Prairie/Winsted
Holy Trinity, Maple River,
Mayer Lutheran, Medford,
New Richland-H-E-G, Nor-
wood Young America, St.
Peter, Sibley East, Tri-City
United, Waseca, and Water-
New sections for 5 GSL teams
Meet the
Orth kids,
class of ’13
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
2013 Tim Orth Memorial Foundation re-
cipient Mason Brink shares a good laugh
with his mother, Sara Schwarzrock, re-
cently. The 10-year-old Hutchinson boy
has lived his entire life with the genetic
disorder known as Angelman syndrome.
Since the diagnosis, Mason
Brink ‘has come a long way’
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
Like most 10-year-old boys,
Mason Brink enjoys swim-
ming, jumping on trampolines,
playing on his iPad, and goof-
ing around with his brothers
and sisters.
But unlike most children his
age, Mason suffers from An-
gelman syndrome (AS), a ge-
netic disorder caused by partial
deletion of the 15th chromo-
some. AS is characterized by
developmental delay and intel-
lectual disability. Also, it af-
fects motor skills and balance.
“When he was born, I knew
something wasn’t quite right.
He is a twin actually. His sister,
Madison, was born first, and
four minutes later, I had
Mason,” his mother, Sara
Schwarzrock, said.
Schwarzrock added that
Mason was a breached baby,
and that in his infancy, he had
a lot of feeding issues.
“At first I thought Mason
was autistic. He wasn’t inter-
acting quite like his twin sister,
and he was very unstable,” she
said. She added that the doctors
thought he had cerebral palsy.
“AS commonly is misdiag-
nosed as cerebral palsy, but his
MRIs came back clear. We had
a lot of public health nurses and
early childhood specialists in
and out of the house. It was a
constant battle with doctors. A
lot of trial and error, but at 18
months, he was diagnosed with
AS,” Schwarz-rock said.
In Mason’s younger years,
he experienced about 90
seizures a day, and was in and
out of doctor’s offices five to
six days a week.
“He had a lot of therapies. I
was always running him to ap-
pointments, and let me tell you,
he does not like going to see
d o c t o r s , ” S c h wa r z r o c k
She said Mason “freezes up”
and “battles” when it comes to
blood work and other check-
“Sometimes it takes four of
us to calm him down just to
have shots taken. It gets pretty
exhausting,” she said.
“But we have come a long
way since his diagnosis. We are
seeing constant improvement
in Mason. He maybe has a
seizure once to twice a year,
and he will be going into the
sixth grade next fall,”
Schwarzrock said.
She added that he “loves
school,” but that the transition
into the middle school will be
Though Mason is improving,
he still sees therapists and doc-
tors about three times a week.
“We are very excited that
Mason is an Orth recipient.
(Benefit volunteer) Ralph
Johnson actually called us a
couple months ago and asked
us if we’d be interested in ap-
plying. I am so thankful for his
call,” Schwarzrock said.
She said that being an Orth
recipient will help with costs
not covered by insurance.
“Believe it or not, we go
through so many clothes with
Mason. He likes to rough-
house with his brothers and sis-
ters, and he is pretty active. He
wears through a lot of clothes,
not to mention, there was a pe-
riod of years when I couldn’t
have anything hanging on the
walls because he would knock
things down,” Sara said.
She added that she is also
looking forward to being able
to purchase a motorized tan-
dem bike for Mason.
“The bike has an electric
motor, since Mason can’t really
pedal yet, but it will help him
learn. And I really want to par-
ticipate in local 5K races with
him and get him outside more,”
she added.
Sara, and her husband, Ben,
have four other children:
Kassie, 18, Cody, 16, Madison
(Mason’s twin sister), 10, and
Dylan, 7.
“We are so, so blessed and
thankful for this opportunity
with the Orth Foundation. We
can’t wait to attend the event
and be able to help Mason,”
Schwarzrock said.
By Lee Ostrom
Sports Editor
he Tim Orth Memorial Foundation’s 15th-annual bas-
ketball benefit in Glencoe takes place Saturday
evening, April 6, at the GSL High School gymnasium.
As in past years, volunteer officials are preparing an
energetic lineup of entertainment, aimed at creating a community
spirit of love, caring and giving.
Proceeds — raised through admissions, concessions, donations,
raffles and a silent auction — will be shared among nine area
youths, each of whom tells his or her own health-related story.
Mason Brink, age 10 of Hutchinson, battles Angelman syn-
drome; McKenzie Fairbairn, 5, rural Glencoe, deals with epilepsy,
and Sara Gomez, 14, Litchfield, has leukemia.
Philip Gonzales, 13, Edina, lives with a rare type of muscular
dystrophy; Tate Maurer, 12, Waconia, fights a stage of Burkitt’s
lymphoma, and Tianna Schilling, 10, rural Maple Plain, has a can-
cerous brain tumor.
Luke Schumacher, 6, Minnetonka, also has a brain tumor; Levi
Silfverston, 6, Brownton, deals with congenital heart disease, and
Kailyn Wester, 21 months, lives with a rare condition that affects
heart, hearing, vision and teeth.
The Chronicle presents four of the stories about class of 2013
Orth kids this week, with the others to follow in upcoming weeks.
Tianna Schilling
Philip Gonzales
Kailyn Wester
• Kailyn Wester
• Philip Gonzales • Tianna Schilling
Kailyn Wester was a new ar-
rival for June 2, 2011. By then,
doctors already knew about the
cataracts in each eye and the
hole in her heart.
The cataracts were removed
in the first couple of months.
The heart will be repaired later
— in a year, or at most two.
But other issues have
popped up, too, including
glaucoma in her left eye.
Kailyn is diagnosed with a
rare condition known as oculo-
faciocardiodental syndrome,
or OFCD. She wears glasses
over her eyes, tubes in her ears
and braces for her feet.
And she smiles a lot!
Particularly when she sets
out with mom Julie to meet
older sister Madison, 6, at the
bus stop after a day at school.
Kailyn gets so excited, she
often laughs out loud in gleeful
anticipation, according to
— When everyone is home
in Hutchinson, Kailyn’s family
also includes her dad, Simeon,
as well as the Westers’ cat,
Philip Gonzales lives with a
“very, very rare” type of mus-
cular dystrophy, caused by
Muscle-Eye-Brain disease, or
MEB, his dad with the same
name says.
Due to MEB, young Philip,
13, does not eat solids, but
rather is fed through a tube; he
and his wheelchair need to be
lifted on and off the school bus
he rides to and from South
View Middle School in Edina
each day; and he has become
But do not be discouraged!
Philip wants no part of that.
“He’s a real people person,”
says his dad. “He gets along
with just about everybody.”
As for school, he loves it.
“It’s his favorite thing,” Dad
Gonzales says,
His son likes music a lot,
particularly Bach and other
classics. But he performs best
with his blues harmonica.
“He loves to perform,” dad
says, “and he loves to hear peo-
ple applaud him.”
His “stuff” for making music
also includes guitar, keyboard
and drums machine.
“He loves life,” dad says.
“We’re so glad to be part of
that,” he says.
Tianna Schilling likes the
outdoors. Swimming is a pas-
sion. Same with bicycling.
For this 10-year-old rural
Maple Plain girl, it does not get
much better than getting to-
gether for a week in July with
her cousins of the same age,
and other family, at a cabin
near Chippewa Falls, Wis.
But recently, Tianna has not
enjoyed the outdoors like she
once did. She has had neither
the strength nor the stamina.
It was in October 2011 that a
brain tumor, later found to be
cancerous, was removed from
As a result, Tianna and her
mom, Wendy Schilling, spent 8
weeks in Chicago together, al-
lowing the girl to receive pro-
ton radiation treatments at the
ProCure proton therapy center
in Warrenville, Ill.
After returning home,
Tianna began a year of
chemotherapy treatments,
which were completed in Jan-
uary 2013.
Wendy hopes most of
Tianna’s “ordeal” is done, not-
ing the optimism family mem-
bers now share for July 2013
near Chippewa Falls.
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
McLeod County will have a
public hearing Tuesday, April
16, at 9:30 a.m., for a proposed
social host ordinance.
Members of the ZAP (Zero
Adult Providers) committee,
which consists of area law en-
forcement and judicial person-
nel, presented a draft of the
proposed ordinance to the
McLeod County Board of
Currently, the city of Glen-
coe is the only community
within McLeod County to
adopt a social host ordinance.
“It gives another tool on our
belt” to hold people responsi-
ble for providing liquor to un-
derage drinkers, said Glencoe
Police Chief Jim Raiter.
State statutes allow law en-
forcement to prosecute people
who sell or give liquor to un-
derage drinkers, particularly in
retail establishments, but it is
difficult to prosecute those
who provide liquor in private
homes or residences without a
social host ordinance, commi-
tee members indicated.
Jody Winters, Glencoe’s
city attorney, said the pro-
posed ordinance would allow
law enforcement to charge
providers with a misdemeanor
if they knowingly sell or give
liquor to minors in their
Raiter said the key to en-
forcing the ordinance is for of-
ficers to do their “due
diligence” in investigating vi-
olations so that the proper peo-
ple are charged.
For example, Raiter said, if
parents go away for a weekend
and their children take advan-
tage of their absence to host a
party where alcohol is served
to minors, the parents would
not be charged; but their chil-
dren could be.
Winters cited some statistics
to emphasize the issue of un-
derage drinking — 26.5 per-
cent get their alcohol from
friends who are over 21, 20
percent get alcohol at parties
and 18.7 percent get their alco-
hol “directly or indirectly from
their parents.”
According to a 2010
statewide survey, 40 percent of
12th-graders have consumed
alcohol, 17 percent of ninth-
graders and 3.5 percent of
Over 32 percent of college-
age students have participated
in binge drinking (five or more
drinks), 24 percent of 12th-
graders and 11 percent of
Public Health Educator Jean
Johnson said that it is rare for
underage drinkers to be able to
buy alcohol from liquor stores
or bars, saying that most busi-
nesses do a good job of check-
ing identifications.
Most underage drinking is
done in private homes hosted
by people who are in the 22- to
23-year-old range, the com-
mittee contends.
County Attorney Mike
Junge said he doesn’t expect to
see an “avalanche” of citations
being issued under the ordi-
“You might get 10 to 12 a
year throughout the county,”
said Junge. And he pointed out
that law enforcement already
is dealing with underage
drinking parties.
“This just gives them an-
other way to go after those
who are providing the alco-
hol,” said Junge.
Commissioner Sheldon
Nies asked about a timeline for
moving the ordinance forward.
Winters said ZAP would
like see the ordinance adopted
in time for the “graduation and
prom season.”
Junge said the county will
need to hold a public hearing
before adopting the ordinance,
and Auditor-Treasurer Cindy
Schultz said the notice of the
hearing must be published for
three weeks prior to the hear-
ing, so the earliest the county
could have the hearing is April
“I see no reason not to move
ahead with this as quickly as
possible,” said Nies.
The County Board voted to
host the hearing April 16 at
9:30 a.m.
County Board sets April 16 hearing
on proposed social host ordinance
Lake School Board
School Board Proceedings
ISD #2859
Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota
Glencoe-Silver Lake Independent
School District 2859 is proposing an
approximately 7,000 square foot addi-
tion to the Lincoln Junior High School
building and associated remodeling of
adjacent space to create a new early
childhood learning center. This facility
will provide space for the early child-
hood family education and school
readiness programs currently housed
at Helen Baker Elementary and for the
early childhood special education pro-
gram currently housed at Lakeside El-
ementary. Class rooms vacated at those
sites will become available for K-6
populations. Construction of the early
childhood learning center allows syn-
ergy between the district’s programs
for early learners, will provide access
to gymnasium space not available to
early learners at other sites, and will
provide safe access for children and
The district will fund the costs of
construction through the lease-pur-
chase provisions of Minn. Stat.
§126C.40 and school district general
funds. Remodeling of adjacent space
will be funded by school district gen-
eral funds. The cost of the project is
estimated at $1,500,000. The district
will execute a 10-year lease purchase
agreement of $1 million with annual
lease payments funded by proceeds of
an annual lease levy. The remainder of
the funds will be provided from the
district’s general fund balance which
is greater than school board policy tar-
gets. The school board believes that
this project is in the best long-term in-
terest of the district.
Based upon the department’s analy-
sis of the school district’s required
documentation and other pertinent in-
formation from sources of the Depart-
ment of Education, the Commissioner
of Education judges the proposed con-
struction to be educationally and eco-
nomically advisable.
Persons desiring additional infor-
mation regarding this proposal should
contact the school district superinten-
dent’s office.
/s/ Dr. Brenda Cassellius
January 22, 2013
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader March 14 & 21, 2013)
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Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Bean bag
Winter weather did not
keep bean bag enthusi-
asts away from Silver
Lake Saturday. The Silver
Lake Civic Association
sponsored a bean bag
tournament Saturday at
the Silver Lake Audito-
rium. Among participants
were, above, Jeff Rich
and Barry Kratzke and, at
left, Joe Kaczmarek.
We’ll remain below average this week as winter fails to
loosen its grip on the upper Midwest. A vigorous early
spring storm exited the area early in the week, leaving a
batch of cold air behind. Highs to end the week will strug-
gle to get out of the 20s and some indications point to the
weekend possibly having a tough time as well.
I’m thinking temperatures will moderate a little closer
to average Saturday-Sunday, but we’ll still be below where
we should be for this time of year.
The storms should stay away this week as the focus
hangs to our south. We could see some passing snow show-
ers around the Friday timeframe, but most of the activity
should stay to our south.
Another storm will slide to our south Sunday. As I write
this, it looks to be staying a state or two away, but a lot can
change if it decides to head further north, so it might be
something to watch.
Spring is definitely having a tough time getting sprung
this year.
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows, -8 to -2; clear.
Thursday — Highs 18-24; lows 2-8; clear.
Friday — Highs 22-28; lows 10-16; mostly clear.
Saturday — Highs 27-34; lows 16-22; clouds.
Sunday — Highs 30-38; partly cloudy.
Weather Quiz: Why is March so active with storms typ-
Answer to last week’s question: The long-range forecasts
have us in the general area of average for temperatrues with
a slightly more active spring into summer rain season, so,
hopefully, we will break our drought a bit. If our active
weather lately continues, we should definitely see some re-
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Coconut Cashew Cookies
1-1/2 cups raw cashews
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla beans, about 2 beans
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the cashews
and coconut in a food processor and pulse until
a coarse sand texture is created. Add the sugar,
vanilla beans, salt and soda and pulse until com-
bined. Add in the oil and coconut milk and pulse
again to form a dough. Using a cookie scoop or
spoon, place balls of dough on a parchment
cookie sheet and press down slightly on each
dough ball. Place an additional cookie sheet
under the other sheet to prevent the bottoms of
the cookies from browning too much. Bake for
8 to 10 minutes, until slightly brown. Remove
from the oven and let the cookies sit on the
cookie sheet for 5 minutes to set, then place
them on a cooling rack to get crisp. Store in an
airtight container.
Three Envelope Crockpot Roast Beef
3-5 pounds beef chuck roast
1 cup of water
1 envelope of dry onion soup mix
1 envelope of dry Italian dressing mix
1 envelope of dry brown gravy mix
1 jar (8 ounces) picante sauce
Whisk together the water with ingredients from
all three of the envelopes. Pour about 1/4 cup
of the liquid on the bottom of the crockpot and
place the roast on top. Don't be tempted to sea-
son the roast. There is plenty of salt and other
seasonings in these envelopes. Pour the remain-
ing liquid mixture all over the top and all around
the roast. Pour the jar of picante sauce on top of
the roast. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours,
or on high 4 to 5 hours. To thicken gravy, re-
move the roast and tent with foil to keep warm.
Carefully transfer the contents of the crockpot
to a saucepan and stir in a slurry of one table-
spoon of cornstarch with just enough water to
loosen. Stir into the sauce, bring up to a boil, re-
duce and simmer until thickened.
Snickerdoodle Muffins
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1-1/4 cups sour cream
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon (for rolling mixture)
1/2 cup sugar (for rolling mixture)
Cream the butter and sugar until soft, about 3 to
5 minutes. Add in the vanilla. Add in the eggs
one at a time and mix until each is incorporated.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, bak-
ing soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and
nutmeg. Add the flour mixture and the sour
cream alternately to the egg-butter mixture in
the additions. Start with the flour and end with
the flour. Scrape the bowl occasionally. Mix the
1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a
small bowl. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop
out muffin batter one at a time and drop into
cinnamon-sugar mixture. Roll the muffin
around in the mixture until it is covered com-
pletely in cinnamon sugar. Place muffin into
muffin tin. Depending on the size of your tins,
you should get about 12 to 14 muffins. Bake
them at 350 degrees for 20 to 22 minutes or
until they are golden brown.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, March 21, 2013 — Page 7
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11 Acr es, Glen coe. Wil dlife and
new pond, per fect place to build
new home. $99,500. Exsted Re al ty
(320) 864-5544.
155 Acr es North east of Gay lord.
$5,700 per acre. Exsted Re al ty
(320) 864-5544.
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spot to build new home. New dri ve -
way, pri vate pond. $99,500. Exsted
Re al ty (320) 864-5544.
2 Par cels, 14.5 acr es, Hutchin son,
2 build ing eli gi bil i ties, new dri ve -
way, great for walk-out home.
$129,000 each. Exsted Re al ty.
(320) 864-5544.
26 Acr es, Hutchin son, 2 ponds, wil -
dlife, new dri ve way, pri vate! WRP,
RIM Pro grams. Ide al for home.
$129,000. (320) 864-5544.
Se clud ed 14 acr es, $126,000
and/or 11 acr es for $99,900 near
Hutchin son. Build ing eli gibil i ty, wil -
dlife area. Exsted Re al ty (320) 864-
Todd Lake, 26 Acr es near Hutchin -
son, 800 ft. lakeshore. Very pri vate.
$229,000. Exsted Re al ty (320) 864-
23.08 Par cel next to Pla to city lim -
its. Ap prox imate ly 20 acr es til lable
with great fu ture de vel op ment po -
ten tial. Brian O’Don nell, Pri or i ty
One (320) 864-4877.
2BR Apart ment with ga rage, wa -
ter/sew er/gar bage in clud ed.
$450/mo. New Au burn (320) 327-
Newly remodeled apartments for
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garbage included. New appliances,
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3BR Home in Silver Lake. 3BR
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New er one-lev el 2BR town home on
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Young farm er look ing for pro duc tive
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Sat ur day, March 23, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
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Plas tic re pair. Don’t throw it. Let me
weld it. Call Mike, Bird Is land, an y -
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Everyone was in Silver Lake Saturday
Sandy Posusta, Lynn Monger and Alice
Nowak wave to the viewers along the
parade route at the annual St. Patrick’s
Day parade Saturday.
Alice Nowak, right, enjoyed the “Irish After-Glow” party at the Silver Lake
American Legion with her son-in-law, Paul.
Emma Guennigsman
sported a leprechaun hat
that was almost as big as
herself during Saturday’s
George Lhotka’s Model A proved to be a stylin’ ride for his passengers, Janice Lhotka, Helen
Lhotka and Doris Wraspir.
Dale and Joanne Kautz of the Silver Lake Lions Club
kept everyone sweet by throwing out candy along the
parade route.
Brynn Clarkin watched the parade from the
comfort of her grandparents’ (Bruce and
Kathy Exsted) car.
Brenda Fogarty also handed out treats during the pa-
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