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Vol. 113 No. 16 • Thursday, April 10, 2014 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
County Board votes 3-2 to proceed with 1-sort recycling plan
By Lori Copler Staff Writer McLeod County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday morning to move forward with its proposed retrofit of Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), despite an expected increase in costs. Commissioners Jon Christensen and Ron Shimanski voted against the proposal, both saying they were not comfortable with the new expected costs, which are nearly $1 million more than the preliminary budget. Christensen said he likes the concept behind the proposal, but not with the anticipated cost. Christensen noted the County Board had a workshop last week to review the new estimates, and heard it’s going to be about $1 million more than expected. “I’ve kind of got a ball in my stomach,” said Christensen. Christensen said if he is not comfortable with the financing of a project, “I don’t know if I can support it.” Shimanski echoed Christensen’s concerns toward the end of the meeting. “Like Jon, I just have that knot in my stomach,” said Shimanski. “I have reservations about the movement of the dollars.” Shimanski also noted he was unable to attend Thursday’s
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Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
1983 nine-man anniversary
On Saturday, an anniversary reunion celebrating the 1983 Silver Lake Lakeites nine-man state championship title was held at the Silver Lake Legion. Silver Lake Lakeite memorabilia was distributed throughout the crowd, and a program honoring the team and coaches was held, with Kevin Benz as the emcee. Above are the football players, cheerleaders, coaches and trainers of the 1983 team. In the front, from left to right, are Robin (Luck) Baysinger, James “Buck” Blazinski, Brian Blazinski, Wade Stritesky and Debbie (Wraspir) Krueger. In the second row are Bruce Stifter, Coach Buz Rumrill, Trainer Don Ranzau, Coach Dan Tschimperle, Scott Tschimperle and Nancy Benz. In the back are Kevin Benz, Larry Stifter, Jim Hemerick, Mike Mickolichek, Bob Yurek, Tony Kadlec, Henry Wraspir, Bernie Koktan, Brian Wosmek, Lisa Blazinski, Durwin Jones, Sandy (Tschimperle) Posusta and Todd Cuhel. To the left, Rumrill gives a presentation on his time as a coach.
Quarterly City Council meeting lacks quorum
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer Silver Lake’s quarterly City Council meeting was canceled Monday evening due to a lack of quorum. Only Mayor Bruce Bebo and Councilor Pat Fogarty were present, but the two still heard the first-quarter report for building permits from Director of Operations Ty Turnquist of MNSpect, LLC. Turnquist said one permit for 2014 has been filed for a garage structure valued at $71,937. He said the values are based on square footage. In the first quarter of 2013, only one permit for a house remodel was filed, valued at $2,178. The agenda items for the quarterly meeting will be on the agenda for the April 21 regular meeting.
HHS building most pressing county need
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer At a workshop Tuesday morning, April 1, to discuss long-range planning for McLeod County, the majority of commissioners agreed that the Health and Human Services building is the most “pressing need” for improvements. The building has issues with temperature control and County Administrator Pat Melvin said crews are looking at updating the roof structure and other options to improve climate control in the facility. “The majority of complaints I get in administration are from the Health and Human Services building. The primary issues are out there. It’s something we definitely have to take a look at,” Melvin said. He said when the costs come in to upgrade the building, the county “should look at the big picture instead of solving one problem at a time.” Melvin referred to the longrange plan for county buildings and improvements and said, “Maybe we can solve two or three problems at the same time.” “Absolutely,” Commissioner Sheldon Nies said. John McNamara of Wold Architects and Engineers met with commissioners about the McLeod County’s long-range plans and presented results from a recent survey that asked questions regarding population growth, the preference of a more centralized organization for county office versus decentralized organization, service trends that could affect how county services are offered and structural changes to the county’s organizational chart. Since 2010, Wold reported there has been a “slight loss” in population. “But there is potential modest growth for the future,” he said. Wold also reported changes in staffing numbers developed on a department by department basis. “There hasn’t been a lot of growth staff-wise. In 2013, staffing numbers were lower than what we projected,” Wold said. However, there has been major growth in staff in the social services department. Human Services Director Gary Sprynczynatyk said the growth in staffing stems from changes in health care services and an increase in case management for the aging population. In discussion about the organization of county services, Melvin reported the survey found one commissioner in favor of a “decentralized organization,” where the offices would be located in separate locations. “Another commissioner thought the IT (informational technology) department and board room should be moved to the north complex and another felt we should move health and human services to the north complex,” Melvin said. He said tearing down the front part of the north complex and adding on to the back of the facility is in the current “master plan” for the county. “I think this board is on record saying we’re not adding on to that building,” Nies said. He said he remembers discussing the expenses, and “we didn’t see an advantage as to making that place bigger. It’s on the record. But we can change that, too,” Nies said. “I would prefer a centralized location in the building downtown here,” Commissioner Ron Shimanski said. “A onestop shop for county operations.” “Impossible,” Nies commented. “But I can go along with that if it’s economically reasonable, but with technology, it’s becoming less and less important for us to be located in one spot,” Nies said. Commissioner Jon Christensen said he felt it isn’t “feasible” to move health and human services offices to the downtown building. He said the county should consider the jail project and any additions that would benefit moving offices from the north complex to the downtown location. “That would free up space for public health (in the north complex),” he said. Commissioner Kermit Terlinden said his biggest concern about bringing more services to the downtown building is parking. “When I first became com-
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
Spring jazz concert
Last Thursday, April 3, the Glencoe-Silver Lake Jazz Bands I and II performed at the Glencoe City Center in conjunction with the GSL FFA pork chop feed. The spring concert was to feature the “MIDIots” from Bemidji State University, but the special guests had to cancel due to inclement weather. Yet, the GSL jazz bands still performed. Above are members of the Jazz II band. On trumpets are Adam Garoutte and Jaecub Fondurulia. In front of them are Robin Swift and Kole Polzin on trombones. To the right is Jacob Vasek of the GSL Jazz Band I on trombone. The annual district-wide concert will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in the GSL High School gym.
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GSL Lincoln Junior High honor rolls named
Upcoming Events
Silver Lake seniors to meet
The Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club will meet Monday, April 14, at 1 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium. Glencoe Silver-Lake’s Lincoln Junior High School announced its second-trimester honor rolls, which include the following students: A Honor Roll Seventh grade: Gage Alsleben, Madilynn Anderson, Savannah Ardolf, Chelsea Bandas, Brett Baumgarten, Leah Bettcher, Hayley Bolland, Madelynn Brown, Katherina Cohrs, Bethany Cross, Hattie Schultz-Dreier, Malcolm Everhart, Annamaria Falcon, Megan Fehrenbach, Madison Franck, Molly Green, Rhyan Herrmann, John Ingeman, Haley Kirchoff, Wyatt Konen, Grace Kosek, Joshua Kuehn, Olivia Lemke, Nathan Litzau, Jared Lokensgard, Haley Lukes, Kristine Major, Carlee Oberlin, Jaelynn Pinske, Cody Rae, Jacob Reichow, Samantha Sanchez, Justine Stoehr, Olvia Streich, Emily Thalmann, Adrian Trevino, Charles Urban, Ryver Victorian, Jordan Wildey, Sacha Willhite, Grace Witte, Andrew Wraspir and Brianna Wraspir. Eighth grade: Uilleam Armstroing, Cadi Brooks, Aaron Castillo, Zoe Christensen, Joseph Lawver-Cullen, Mackenzie Davis, Mickalyn Frahm, Peter Gepson, Alexandar Hansch, Allie Harpel, Karsen Howard, Emmi Jerabek, Mariah Koester, Jamie Koski, Colbie Kuras, Rebecca Lieser, Paige Litzau, Kylie Ness, Laura Popelka, Cody Raduenz, Taryn Reichow, Dylan Richter, Ellie Schmidt, Abigail Schmieg, Nicole Seevers, Carsen Streich, Ashley Teubert and Sierra Trebesch. B Honor Roll Seventh grade: Morgan Anderson, Austin Barrett, Angela Binder, Kasidy Cacka, Alexis Tranby-Christianson, Kayla Deyonge, Kaitlyn Doolittle, Kaleb Elke, Di Fleck, Jordan Forar, Adam Garoutte, Chandler Glaeser, Brayden Goebel, Erin Jaskowiak, Megan Jochum, Kimberly Kuenzel, Madalyn Lemke, Jonathan Liestman, Katita Lopez, Jasmine Lorentz, Marvin Losa, Kira Mattson, Austin Merrill, Luke Ness, Bryanna Paul, Peyton Proehl, Alysse Rhode, Gabe Roepke, Kenady Rosckes, Kaleigh Rumrill, Dane Schwirtz, Jakob Siewert, Kianna Stuber, Yekaterina Tkachenko, Madison Tschimperle, Kaitlyn Uecker, Eric Wheeler and Allison Wick. Eighth grade: Abisai Sanchez-Anderson, Jacob Blahowski, Gregory Boyum, Jessica Brelje, Kyle Christensen, Grace Draeger, Madeline Dressel, Alexa Dubuc, Dallas Durbin, John Eiden, Tony Fischer, Jaecub Fondurulia, Audrey Forcier, Zackary Herout, Alex Ide, Connor Kantack, Nicholas Lange, Spencer Lepel, Will Mickolichek, McKenna Monahan, Regina Moosbrugger, Blake Ortloff, Cassondra Perschau, Austin Pinske, Cole Plieseis, Jakob Rusten, Rylie Schafer, Theresa Siers, Tyler Siewert, Morgan Stoeckman, Adam Thalmann, Mackenzie Wendolek and Ethan Wraspir.
Senior dining birthday party
The April birthday party for the Silver Lake senior dining site is set for Wednesday, April 16. The menu includes meatloaf with catsup, whole parslied potatoes, countryblend vegetables, bread, margarine, pears and low-fat milk. Call Dining Site Manager Pearl Branden at 320-3272536 or 320-327-2621 to order.
Puppets present Easter show
This Sunday morning, April 13, beginning at about 10:45 a.m., the Living Water Puppets of the Grace Bible Church will be putting on a special Easter season puppet program. This year’s presentation is titled, “It’s All Because of Jesus.” Young children will especially enjoy this 25-minute presentation. There is no charge and the public is invited to attend. Grace Bible Church is located at 300 Cleveland St. in Silver Lake, next to the city water tower. The church website is www.silverlakechurch.org.
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workshop, which added to his discomfort with new numbers. The preliminary plan had called for an estimated cost range of $2.87 million to $3.59 million for the project. However, commissioners heard Tuesday and at a workshop last Thursday morning that the anticipated cost is now about $4.45 million. Equipment needed to retrofit McLeod County’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to accommodate one-sort recycling will cost about $300,000 more than anticipated, the County Board heard at the workshop Thursday morning and at Tuesday’s meeting. Bob Craggs of Burns & McDonnell, a solid waste consulting firm, said at the workshop that the additional $300,000 for equipment is based on estimates provided by a couple of vendors, but will not necessarily play out in the actual project. Craggs said the vendors will usually provide “value engineering,” in which they will look for ways to reduce costs as the equipment is being installed. Along with the additional money for equipment, there is an anticipated cost of $110,000 for permits, etc., $60,000 for site preparation and another $499,000 for associated items such as rolling stock, a new track scale, software for the scale, and an eddy current separator for aluminum cans. Commissioner Sheldon Nies said that some of those items — such as the truck scale — were needed regardless of whether the County Board moved forward with the retrofit or not. “We just decided to roll them into this project,” said Nies. Nies also said that the focus of the MRF committee was to “do things right the first time, and not be coming back for this or that. Our goal was to have no surprises.” That is partly why the cost is coming in higher than anticipated, he said. Commissioner Paul Wright said he felt the County Board has done well in preparations, even if estimates are coming in higher than anticipated. And Wright said it is important for the county to be clear that the project could still be done without the use of levy dollars. “It’s very important that we make sure it’s quite clear what we’re doing,” Wright said. At the workshop, Wright had said the plan is to use abatement fund money to finance the project. That fund currently has about $5.5 million, and the County Board has set a standard of keeping at least $2 million in that fund “as a safety mark,” Wright said. The increased cost will bring that fund to less than that $2 million cushion. Nies then suggested “bouncing” the issue back to the budget committee and perhaps use bonding to finance the project, “rolling it” into other building needs under consideration for the county. However, Wright pointed out that when the County Board visited the cities and townships about the one-sort recycling proposal, “we stressed that we would not be using tax dollars, and we would not be bonding” for it. “Yes, you’re absolutely right,” agreed Nies. The County Board, at the workshop, discussed two optional items for the sorting equipment, an OCC (old corrugated cardboard) screen, and an eddy current separator. The OCC screen provides a screen to remove cardboard from the waste stream coming through the equipment, and the eddy current separator “blows” aluminum cans out of the system. Craggs said both can be bid as alternates for the rest of the equipment. At Tuesday’s meeting, the County Board approved a resolution to move forward with a design/build agreement with Burns & McDonnell to continue with the project, which the county hopes to complete within a year.
Hutch Auxiliary sets meeting
The regular monthly meeting of Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 96 will be held Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m., at the Hutchinson Legion Post 96. The executive board meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. Initiation of new members will be held. April is “Month of the Military Child.” Military children are strong and resilient, but they, too, make sacrifices and experience hardships associated with military life. The American Legion Auxiliary wants to promote awareness of their needs.
Quarterly seniors meeting set
The McLeod County Seniors Citizens Club will meet Wednesday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Easter party set for April 19
The Silver Lake Civic Association is sponsoring its annual Easter party on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Silver Lake Auditorium. The event if for children ages 0-10.
Degree of Honor meeting
Degree of Honor No. 182 will meet Tuesday, April 22, at 1 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Summer rec sign-up night
The Silver Lake summer recreation and swimming lesson sign-up night is set for Wednesday, April 16, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium. Programs include kindergarten through sixth-grade summer recreation morning program; kindergarten through secondgrade baseball; third- and fourth-grade boys baseball and fifth- and sixth-grade girls softball. All grades are for the 2013-14 school year. Students must have completed kindergarten to participate in any activity. Programs are dependent on number of participants and coaches available. For questions call Gary Kosek at 507-351-4272.
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missioner, I heard about the parking problem out here. If we bring more buildings uptown here, we’ll need more parking. What is it going to take to park all of our people and where are they going to park?” Terlinden said. In service trends, McNamara said technology is allowing offices to “do more and more things electronically.” “The idea came up about mobile workers, especially with the shortage of space at Health and Human Services. We’d have to look at developing a mobile workers policy,” Melvin said. Nies said he has heard huge success stories about working from home and “a lot of scary stories, too. “There were as many that failed as worked. A structure has got to be in place for what ‘work at home’ means,” Nies said. “We are seeing a lot of pressure on technology and how it affects work. I think it is still evolving and a lot of organizations are doing ‘test pilots,’ (for working at home,)” McNamara said. “In order for us to move forward, I’d really like us to have discussion on the next steps for our next meeting. Arrive at a consensus. Whatever we decide, it is not binding, but it will help us move forward. We should better define what our goals are,” Melvin said. “I certainly agree we should make more definitive moves. It’s been 11 to 12 years since the last long-range planning was done. I’m in favor of continuing discussion and putting it on our timetable,” Shimanski said. Christensen said he would like to see the County Board consider long-range plans in the construction of the jail. “We can utilize our dollars best if we have an idea of where we think we’re going,” he said. “The jail we will move on with, but I wouldn’t hold it up for a long-range plan,” Nies said. Commissioner Kermit Terlinden said he contacted Glencoe-Silver Lake Superintendent Chris Sonju about the future of the Helen Baker building and hinted at using that facility for county services. Nies said there would be same issues with that building as the health and human services building. “I don’t want to buy another white elephant, but if we don’t look into it, we’re not doing our job,” Nies said. Commissioners agreed to keep the long-range planning discussion on their “timetable” for future meetings.
Legion meeting set April 21
The regular monthly meeting of the Silver Lake American Legion is set for Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m., at the Legion Club.
Legion Auxiliary meeting set
The regular monthly meeting of the Auxiliary to the Silver Lake American Legion is set for Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m., at the Legion Club.
GSL concert set for Sunday
The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Public Schools will present the annual districtwide band concert Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m., the GSL High School gym. The concert will feature the fifth-grade and the sixth-grade bands from Lakeside Elementary, the combined seventh- and eighthgrade bands from Lincoln Junior High, as well as the ninth-10th-grade band and GSL Concert Band from the high school. There is an admission charge.
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Change is tough on all involved
As most of you read this, I’m sure you’ve heard the news that our little Silver Lake Leader is closing May 29. In today’s world of advancing technology, it’s not surprising to see yet another newspaper end publication. Nor is it surprising to find another small business close its doors in this uncertain economy, especially in Silver Lake. But it still doesn’t make the news any easier. When I was first told we were closing the paper, I wasn’t caught off guard. Frankly, I had been wondering since 2011 how long the Leader would remain open, but that evening on my drive home, I burst into tears thinking about the paper, what it means to the community and what it means to me. I’ll admit it was tough reporting that first year. I often heard negative comments about the newspaper. About how it will fold up in six months. About how “everybody” is displeased with its layout, the stories, the duplication. Weekly I was told, “Oh this won’t last six months.” After six months, I heard, “I give it a year.” Well, when May 29 comes around, it’ll have been 3-1/2 years, and I consider that a huge success. But without all of you subscribers, that wouldn’t have happened, so thank you, thank you, thank you. I know change is tough, and I expected the initial negativity. I understood the annoyance of duplication for Chronicle and Leader subscribers. It’s challenging to keep individuality when there are two publications in the same county, same school district. My remedy for the situation
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, April 10, 2014 — Page 3
Letter to the Editor The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
was to start this column, to give readers of Silver Lake something personal and something different from The Chronicle. I wasn’t expecting to keep a weekly column. My editor had said that once you start writing frequently, you have to keep it up for the readers. I knew I could share my traveling adventures, the fishing mishaps my brother and I have experienced and the gruesome bike accident that left scars on my right knee, inside my bottom lip, on the bridge of my nose and in the center of my forehead. I also had a vault of funny memories about calling 9-1-1 from a school pay phone and the time it took our family 12 hours to get home for Christmas because of a series of unfortunate events. Though I had a plethora of stories, I was nervous I’d run out of material to keep this section alive. But then I bought a Jeep. Who knew that gray 1989 Cherokee Laredo with its yellow Sven and Ole’s bumper sticker would give me weeks of columns? With all of its messes, from mufflers falling off to flat tires to faulty fuel pumps to its first tow ride because of a bad ujoint, the Jeep quickly became notorious in Silver Lake. I was designated as “Jeep girl” by Ron Makovsky, and last Christmas, Georgia Rumrill even sent a card addressed to “Alyssa Schauer and Jeep.” That made my holiday. The Jeep has become a significant figure in my life, a friend of sorts, who is always up for adventure, whether I have time for one or not. Our sports editor would disagree and say the Jeep is a villain, causing too many problems for me, but I think the Jeep was just paying me back for that time I lost it at the Mall of America. We haven’t had any trouble recently (knock on wood), but I have a feeling the Jeep will want to introduce itself to The Chronicle readers when we close the office. Yes, you will still be able to find us when the Leader ceases. I’m not sure yet if it’ll be a weekly column, but I plan on continuing this section to keep that “Silver Lake flavor.” And, of course, to keep you all updated on the current shenanigans of my beloved Jeep. Also, I’ll still be reporting on all things Silver Lake and then some. So please keep me as your contact for the latest news and events for the area. And you can bet I’ll still be attending all of the Christmas brunches, fish frys, sausage suppers, pork chop feeds, pancake breakfasts, etc. Who can pass up a good hot meal? Thank you all again, for supporting me and my writing. It has been a great 3-1/2 years, and I look forward to what this new change will bring. I hope you do, too.
Football literally put Silver Lake on the map
To the Editor: What a special evening it was last Saturday, April 5, as many of us shared our memories of the glory days of nineman football at the Silver Lake Legion Club! How bittersweet it is that it came within weeks of the end of the Silver Lake Leader. Thank you, Alyssa Schauer, for being there for pictures. I feel some thank yous are in order, and I would like to do just that. First of all, Buz Rumrill, Dan Tschimperle, Don Ranzau and other coaches who did scouting for the playoffs; Ken and Dorothy Merrill for always being there for pictures; all the many fans who followed the team no matter what the weather, led by Don and Margaret (our beloved historian) Benz; the cheerleaders, band, all the mothers who washed and repaired uniforms and fed that special meal that was required beforte each game; the Silver Lake Lions, who for years provided uniforms, trophies and whatever else was needed, and still do. And last, but not least, the young men, whose blood, sweat and tears over all the many years made us all so proud to say we are from Silver Lake. You literally put Silver Lake on the map. Jerome Kadlec Silver Lake
Tracing Roots
By Ron Pulkrabek
The Communist communal farm
Editor’s note: This is a continuation of the Pulkrabeks visit to the family’s old Czech farmstead in 1985. 1985 VISIT: Oldrich, from the old Pulkrabek farm, works on a communal farm located in the corner of his father-inlaw, Jan’s (John) farm. It was Jan’s very productive 80-acre farm until the Communists took it away from him in 1948. He and his “family” were reduced to a life of peasantry the rest of their lives. Joining the Communist party may have given them a chance to try another occupation. Oldrich stopped at an office in town to get written permission to visit the commune. We told him we didn’t want to cause him any trouble, but he assured us it was OK. When we arrived at the farm we had to sign in again. The farm consists of about 5,000 acres. It has 640 milk cows, 250 big bulls for meat and 5,000 other cattle and 8,000 hogs at other farms. The milk barn is the stanchion type with 10 rows of 64 cows. They looked to be a heavy-duty Guernsey type, most with horns. They never left the barn or put in pasture. They had pipeline milking systems, milked by 12 women two times a day, taking about two hours each time. At various times of the day, men with tractors and auger wagons drove down the feeding alley, augering a mixed ration to the cows. The gutter cleaners were about like ours and ended up about 40 feet in the air, where it fell onto a 60foot diameter, four-foot high, cement walled manure dump to be hauled away later. One end of the wall was open for cleaning with a pay loader. Heavy duty trucks with big manure spreaders were used for hauling. The juice was collected in another pit and pumped at various times. Another huge barn had a maternity ward with 200 cows with calves tied to their mothers. Another large barn contained 250 bulls, weighing about 1,200 pounds each, in crowded conditions on slatted floors. They will be ready for market in two months. They are not steers; bulls gain faster; and meat is meat. (The emphasis is on quantity not quality.) The barns were very clean, but the yards were messy, with weeds and unpainted buildings, although the tractor driving areas were paved. Men driving 70 horsepower tractors were pulling chopped corn silage and green chopped hay into the yards. The wagons were twowheeled outfits that held about as much as our silage boxes. Each load was weighed and recorded at the entrance gate. They didn’t waste much time and never got off the tractor. They dumped the loads off the side hydraulically in 30 seconds in front of a bunker silage pit. Then a pay loader mixed it together with chopped hay and corn and pushed and packed it into place. The drivers reweighed and headed back to the field. Other pay loaders were loading from another pit for the daily feeding. The equipment looked well used. A big, old-looking, dirty Caterpillar with four big chisel plow knifes stood in one corner of the yard. Windrows of straw are picked up by a special machine and blown into silage box wagons. These loads are then taken to a huge blower, usually in the corner of a field and blown onto a gigantic straw stack, estimated 60 feet wide by 300 feet long and 40 feet high. No manual labor involved! I do not know how they get the straw to the barn. Several tiling machines were at work. The crops looked very good on the low rolling hills. A few huge fields of colorful poppies were blooming. The Russian Communists set goals and quotas for these farms and farm products must be sent to Russia. Any overage, like a load of potatoes, might be shared by the commune people. Generally, families survived for 45 years on what they raised on their 2 acres. UPDATE 2005: After 45 years, Jan received his nice flat 80-acre farm land back after the fall of Communism in 1990. At near age 80, he was too old to farm it. He rented it out for $3 an acre. Jan died on a cot in the corner of the kitchen in 2003 at age 93. His family now gets about $12 an acre rent. The commune tried to limp along under private ownership for a few years, but was unable to find a market source for the products. Milk and meat prices slid lower and lower. The one-time commune is now reduced to a small hog operation. Oldrich rides his old, noisy Czech motorcycle one mile to the farm three or four times a day to check on the operation and fill feeders. In 1993, he was making $3 a day working 40 hours a week with every other Sunday off. He may make a bit more now, but if he quits, another man will fill the position. Jobs are scarce. Although a multitalented man, it would be hard for Oldrich to find a new job!
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
75 YEARS AGO - APRIL 15, 1939 — There has been enough compliance with Silver Lake’s new traffic ordinance ordering parallel parking of cars and eliminating the parking of trucks on Main Street to see that it will make a very noticeable difference in widening the traffic lane. The village council expects to have signs erected within the coming week calling attention to parallel parking. Ray Chalupsky of Ray’s Bar opens its brand new lunch counter on Saturday, April 15. Ray will serve hot coffee and doughnuts free from 6 to 6. Ray has fitted up a nifty lunch counter equipped with an electric coffee maker, added a very inviting array of hot and cold lunches, and restored the long popular 5¢ hamburgers. An enthusiastic turnout of band boosters at the meeting on April 10 elected John Marvan as president and Harriet Zrust as secretary-treasurer. The organization plans to contact Arthur Lunow to direct the band and to open the concert season on Memorial Day. The Ladies Aid of the Presybterian Church will hold their Annual Spring Supper, Apron Sale, and Food Sale on Thursday evening, April 20, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church. Hakel’s Garage is offering brake and battery tests and light and tire checks free during the month of April. He also has Chevrolet and Ford head gaskets for 30¢ each. William Uherka, 38, son of Mrs. Anna Uherka, died on Friday, April 7, at the St. Peter Hospital. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, April 11, from the Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake. Frank Kasper, 83, died on Saturday, April 8, at his home in Glencoe. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 10, at 9:30 a.m. from the St. George Church, Glencoe. Sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Stibal on March 23 and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin (Mildred Totushek) Bren on April 7. 50 YEARS AGO - APRIL 9, 1964 — The Silver Lake High School Band will wear its new concert uniforms at the East-Half of District 12 Band and Chorus District Contest at Norwood this Saturday, April 11. Contributions are still needed to meet the total cost of the concert and marching band uniforms. The Silver Lake Cub Scouts are sponsoring a Mardi Gras Carnival on Sunday, April 12, from 2 to 9 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium. Betty Krcil has been chosen by the Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary to attend Girls State. Jean Vorlicek is the alternate. Ed Goede was at the University of Minnesota on Monday and Tuesday of this week taking a special course for municipal employees. Pvt. Larry Pavlish, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pavlish, completed eight weeks of advanced infantry Training at Fort Gordon, Ga. Marine Pvt. Kevin Paggen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Paggen, completed recruit training March 25 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. Harvey Hlavka is holding a dairy auction on Wednesday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at his farm 53⁄4 miles northwest of Silver Lake. Floyd Lhotka got a fine catch of crappies out of Silver Lake last Sunday. Robert Zeik, 83, passed away on Wednesday, April 1. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning at 9:30 at the St. Joseph Church. Sophia Zeik, 74, died on Sunday, March 29, at the St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee. Funeral services were held on on Wednesday morning at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Chaska. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Anton Posusta Jr. on March 28. Twins, a boy and a girl, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mickolichek on March 3. 25 YEARS AGO - APRIL 13, 1989 — Three days of sell-out crowds gave the cast of the Silver Lake Centennial play, “The Spirit of Silver Lake,” great pride and an agreement to meet one more time for a performance this Friday, April 14. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. with the performance at 7:30 p.m. Crowds of nearly 1,500 have attended the three-day performance which concluded this past Sunday. Video tapes of the play will also be on sale. Archie and Dixie Herrington have purchased the Silver Hi Cafe from Gordie and Gladys Mikulichek. The sale became effective on Wednesday, April 5. The Herringtons are planning no major changes in the operation of the business but the hours will be expanded to include Sunday. Some renovation of the building will also be completed. The Silver Lake Civic Association is sponsoring pillow cleaning on Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium. Katie Mahon, 4-year-old daughter of Jim and Pat Mahon, won first place in the coloring contest sponsored by the Technical Institute of Hutchinson for its Spring 1989 Extension brochure. Robert Konerza will hold an auction at his place six miles nothwest of Silver Lake on Sunday, April 16, at 1 p.m. Eva Baird, 77, passed away on March 21 at the Glencoe Area Health Center. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m., from St. John’s Lutheran Church, Winsted. Clarice (Vorlicek) Thomson, 90, passed away on March 26 at Our Lady of Compassion Nursing Home, Anchorage, Alaska. Funeral services were held on March 30 from the nursing home chapel.
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Kitchen Delights & Other Things
Sweet Potato Burritos Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups canned kidney beans, drained 2 cups water 3 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 4 teaspoons prepared mustard 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 3 tablespoons soy sauce 4 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 12 flour tortillas (10-inch), warmed 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Heat oil in a medium skillet, and saute onion and garlic until soft. Stir in beans, and mash. Gradually stir in water, and heat until warm. Remove from heat, and stir in the chili powder, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper and soy sauce. Divide bean mixture and mashed sweet potatoes evenly between the warm flour tortillas. Top with cheese. Fold up tortillas burrito style, and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven, and serve. Bananas Foster Ingredients: 5 medium firm bananas 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup rum 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup flaked coconut Vanilla ice cream or sliced pound cake Directions: Cut bananas in half lengthwise, then widthwise;
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layer in the bottom of a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker. Combine the brown sugar, butter, rum, vanilla and cinnamon; pour over bananas. Cover and cook on low for 1-1/2 hours or until heated through. Sprinkle with walnuts and coconut; cook 30 minutes longer. Serve with ice cream or pound cake. Heavenly Deluxe Marshmallow Bars Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, softened 1-1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons baking cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional 4 cups miniature marshmallows Topping: 1-1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup peanut butter 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups crispy rice cereal Directions: In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased 15-inch by 10inch by 1-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 1518 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with marshmallows; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until melted. Place pan on a wire rack. Using a knife dipped in water, spread marshmallows evenly over the top. Cool completely. For topping, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until blended. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal. Spread over bars immediately. Chill until set.
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5th-grade Panther Paws
Fifth-grade students were honored Friday, March 21, with March Panther Paw awards during ceremonies at Glencoe Silver Lake’s Lakeside Elementary in Silver Lake. The 10 students selected include, front, from left, Jessica Headlee, Jacob Haag, Katarine Ness, Gerardo Gonzalez and Nailea Ramirez. In the back are Ladejeauna Webster, Jaden Uecker, Oscar Juarez, Katelyn Fiecke and AJ Lindee.
6th-grade Panther Paws
Ten sixth-grade students were selected as March Panther Paw award winners at Glencoe-Silver Lake’s Lakeside Elementary School in Silver Lake. The recipients include, front row, from left, Cole Mathwig, Mason Husted, Brittney Richter, Jacqualynn Connolly and Ryan Kientzy. In the back are Julia Ramige, Katelyn Pagel, Morgan Verdeck, Jacob Schuch and Cullen Lukes.
Child Print program April 22-25
The McLeod County Sheriff’s Department will conduct its annual Child Print program April 22-25. The sheriff’s office takes fingerprints of all children in kindergarten and sixth grade in the county, with the exception of Glencoe, which are printed by the Glencoe Police Department. Letter will be sent to all parents explaining the program. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, April 22 — West Elementary, Hutchinson, 9 a.m.; Immanuel Lutheran, Hutchinson, 10 a.m.; Our Savior’s, Hutchinson, 11 a.m.; and New Discoveries Montessori, Hutchinson, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 — Winsted Elementary, 9 a.m.; Winsted Holy Trinity, 10:30 a.m.; and St. Anastasia Catholic, Hutchinson, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24 — GSL Lakeside in Silver Lake, 9 a.m.; Lester Prairie Elementary, 11:15 a.m. Friday, April 25 — Northwoods Elementary, Hutchinson, 10:45 a.m.; Park Elementary, Hutchinson, 11:50 a.m.
Church News
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2265 http://silverlakechurch.org Sat., April 12 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., April 13 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; Palm Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Living Water Puppets presentation, “It’s All Because of Jesus,” 10:45 a.m. Thurs., April 17 — Maundy Thursday worship with communion, 7 p.m. Fri., April 18 — Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake 320-327-2452 Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends @embarqmail.com Carol Chmielewski, pastor Office hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., April 13 — Palm Sunday worship service with fellowship to follow, 10 a.m.; deacons meeting, 11:15 a.m. Wed., April 16 — No WOW classes; choir practice, 6:45 p.m. Thurs., April 17 — Maundy Thursday service, 6:30 p.m. Fri., April 18 — Good Friday service, 6:30 p.m. CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY 700 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., April 10 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, 7 p.m. Fri., April 11 — Mass, 8 a.m.; stations of the cross, 6 p.m. Sat., April 12 — Reconciliation, 5 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., April 13 — Palm Sunday; Mass, 8 a.m; KC pro-life breakfast and rosary society food sale after Mass; Mass, 8 p.m. Mon., April 14 — No Mass. Tues., April 15 — Mass, 8 a.m.; eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; KC meeting, 7 p.m. Wed., April 16 — Mass, 5 p.m.; no religious education classes; AFC study on the “Passion According to Matthew” at St. Pius X, 7 p.m. Thurs., April 17 — Holy Thursday; rosary and communion Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:10 a.m.; meet and greet at The Pines, 11:30 a..m; Mass, 6 p.m.; bilingual Mass at St. Pius, 8:15 p.m. Fri., April 18 — Good Friday; celebration of the Lord’s Passion at Holy Family, 5:30 p.m.; Tenebrae at Holy Trinity, 7 p.m.; Spanish service at St. Pius X, 7 p.m. Sat., April 19 — Easter vigil; no reconciliation; Mass at all three parishes, 8:30 p.m. WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 950 School Rd. S.W. Hutchinson 320-587-9443 E-mail: infor@ loversoftruth.com Jim Hall, Pastor Sun., April 13 — 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., April 13 — Sunday school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priesthood, relief society and primary, 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 20924 State Hwy. 7 W., Hutchinson 320-587-2074 E-mail: assembly@ hutchtel.net Dr. Lee Allison, pastor Sun., April 13 — Worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. FIRST CONGREGATION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 31 Fourth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson 320-587-2125 E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net Sun., April 13 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., April 10 — GRHS-LTC Mass, 10:30 a.m.; no junior choir practice; KC paper drive, 4 p.m.7 p.m.; no worship committee meeting; Chrism Mass at Cathedral, 7 p.m. Fri., April 11 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; stations of the cross with school children, 2 p.m.; KC paper drive, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m.; adoration of the blessed sacrament, 6 p.m.; benediction, 6:30 p.m.; stations of the cross, 7 p.m. Sat., April 12 — KC paper drive, 8 a.m.-noon; church decorating for Palm Sunday, 8:30 a.m.; palm braiding event; mothers’ group rosary, 9 a.m.; mothers’ group meeting, 9:30 a.m.; sacrament of reconciliation, 3:30 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., April 13 — Palm Sunday; Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; no Spanish religious education; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., April 14 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; Mission Club card party, 1:30 p.m.; Schoenstatt girls’ group meeting, 3 p.m. Tues., April 15 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; no religious education classes; AFC adult education, “Passion According to Matthew,” 7 p.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. SW., Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, senior pastor Adam Krumrie, worship pastor/director of student ministries Sun., April 13 — Adult growth groups, Sunday school and worship, 9 a.m.; adult growth groups and worship, 10:30 a.m.; discover membership, noon; Shalom running group, 4 p.m.; Financial Peace University, 7 p.m. Mon., April 14 — Griefshare workshop, 6:30 p.m.; women’s discipleship, 7 p.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, pastor 320-395-2125 Sun., April 13 — Palm Sunday worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; choir, 10:30 a.m.
Entries sought for art show
Crow River Arts is seeking entries for its annual spring art show. Categories include painting, drawing, digital art, fiber art, sculpture and three-dimensional and jewelry. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 10. Prizes will be given for first and second place and honorable mention in each category. The submitted artwork will be on display at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts from April 15 through May 1. An artists’ reception and awards ceremony will be held Friday, April 18. For more information on submitting entries and associated fees, visit www.Hutchin sonArts.org, or e-mail Direc tor@hutchinsonarts.org.
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We think of you today and every day. We treasure the memories and happiness you brought into our lives. We miss you and love you forever. Dearly missed by wife Betty, children Michael, Lavonne, Duane & families
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GSL Panther Spring Sports
01.....at Lester Prairie ..Postponed 11.....at Mound Wtka .............4:30 15.....NLS...............................4:30 17.....at Litchfield ..................4:30 21.....at Hutchinson................4:30 22.....Orono ............................4:30 25.....at Annandale .................4:30 29.....Holy Family..................4:30
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Putting the pieces together
By Josh Randt Sports Editor It will be tough to top last year’s 17-4 West Division championship baseball team, but that’s exactly what Head Coach Dean Schwirtz and his Panthers need to do. Glencoe-Silver Lake graduated seven seniors from that team, which lost to WatertownMayer 3-1 in the Section 2 (Class AA) semifinal. The most notable names missing from last year include ace pitchers Ethan Maass and Derek Bratsch. The two combined accounted for 95 of 141 innings pitched, as well as 118 of the team’s 158 strikeouts. Taking over a bulk of the pitching duties is senior Cole Petersen. Cole Petersen recently signed his letter of intent to play with Dakota Wesleyan University, which is a Division II program in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. A lefty, last year Cole Petersen went 2-1 in 22 innings pitched. He accrued a 0.64 ERA and struck out 27 of 86 batters faced. Also scheduled to throw this year are Josh Schmidt (12) and Tanner Grack (11). Only Schmidt saw time on varsity last year, throwing 5.33 innings with a 0 ERA in a win. Nolan Lepel (12) and Teddy Petersen (10) return with the two highest batting averages from a season ago. Lepel led at .406, Teddy Petersen at .356. However, Lepel will be absent for the first three games. Patrolling the fences for the Panthers this year will be an experienced unit of captains, made up of Carter Pinske (12), Levi Vorlicek (12) and Cole Petersen when he’s not hurling. Taking over the middle of the infield are Teddy Petersen at shortstop and Bennett Bielke (11) at second base. Schwirtz said the pair are two of the most talented infielders he’s seen in recent years. Currently, the Panthers are scheduled to start play at Mound-Westonka on April 11, with a home game against New London-Spicer on Tuesday, April 15.
02.....Dassel-Cokato...............4:30 05.....at Dassel-Cokato ..........4:30 06.....at NLS...........................6:30 08.....Litchfield ......................4:30 09.....at Waconia ....................4:30 13.....Delano...........................4:30 15.....Annandale.....................4:30 16.....at NYA ..........................5:00 17.....at Mpls Edison Invite........... .............................................11:00 19.....Burnsville .....................7:00
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
04.....NYA ......................Canceled 10.....Lester Prairie ................4:30 11.....Mound Wtka .................4:30 12.....at Hutchinson Invite .....9:00 15.....at NLS...........................4:30 17.....Litchfield ......................4:30 21.....Hutchinson....................4:30 22.....at Orono ........................4:30 25.....Annandale.....................4:30 29.....at Holy Family ..............4:30
This year’s Glencoe-Silver Lake Panther baseball team is led by eight seniors, all of which have seen playing time at the varsity level. Head Coach Dean Schwirtz said of the group, “As far as strengths for this year’s ball club, I believe chem-
istry will be high on that list.” * denotes captains. Front row from left: Josh Schmidt, Chris Ross, Levi Vorlicek* and Josh VonBerge. Back row from left: Colton Lueders, Cole Petersen*, Carter Pinske* and Nolan Lepel.
02.....at Dassel-Cokato...........4:30 06.....NLS...............................5:00 08.....at Litchfield ..................4:30 09.....Waconia ........................4:30 12.....at Delano.......................4:30 13.....at Annandale .................4:30 16.....Belle Plaine...................5:00
Up for grabs
By Josh Randt Sports Editor With everyone returning from a year ago when it finished ninth out of 11 teams in the Wright County Conference, the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ golf team is poised to make a run toward the upper half of the conference. “Litchfield has been dominant the past couple of years, and they have everyone back,” Head Coach Scott Eckhoff explained. “After that, it’s (the conference) a toss up. We’re all right there. It’s going to be fun, competitive golf.” In order to climb a few spots in the conference, Eckhoff said his golfers just need to focus on their game. Leading his group of returnees is second-year captain Lexi Kerslake, who finished 23rd overall in the conference and earned honorable mention recognition. Then a sophomore, Kerslake made it to the second day of sections, barely making the 101-stroke cut with a 100, before getting eliminated. While Kerslake was the only Panther to make it to the second day of sections, the rest of her teammates closed out the season in close proximity of one another. Elizabeth Gran finished in 41st place in the conference and shot a 116 at sections. Ashlyn Ratike and Claire Wraspir tied for 44th place in the conference. Ratike shot a 111 at sections, while Wraspir finished with 114. Allie Eischens finished one spot down from Ratike and Wraspir at 46th in the conference, but barely missed the second day of sections, shooting a 104. Lindsay Wedin finished in 48th place and took 126 strokes at sections as a freshman. All but Wedin are juniors this season, so Eckhoff will have at
07.....at NYA ..................Canceled 10.....GSL...............................3:30 21.....GSL Invite...................Noon 22.....at Litchfield ..................3:30 24.....at New Ulm...................1:00 28.....at Minnetrista................1:00
01.....at NLS ..........................3:30 02.....at Hutchinson................1:00 05.....at Annandale ...............Noon 06.....at Dassel-Cokato...........3:30 08.....at Becker ......................2:00 09.....at NLS ........................10:00 15.....at Annandale .................3:30 19.....at Buffalo Lake ...........Noon 21.....at Dassel-Cokato .........Noon
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
07.....at NYA ..................Canceled 21.....GSL Invite...................Noon 22.....at Dassel-Cokato...........3:30 24.....at New Ulm...................1:00 28.....at Annandale .................1:00
The 2014 Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ golf team has eight girls in grades nine through 12, though six will primarily see time on varsity. * denotes captain. Front row from left: Elizabeth Gran, Ashlyn least one year after the current one with this group. The girls were scheduled to
Ratike, Claire Wraspir and Lindsay Wedin. Back row, from left: Jenna Lokensgard, Rachel Reichow, Allison Eischens and Lexi Kerslake*. The next scheduled competition is set for Tuesday, April 15, at Annandale.
face Norwood-Young America and St. Peter on April 7, but that event was canceled.
01.....GSL ..............................3:30 06.....at Litchfield ..................3:30 08.....at Becker ......................2:00 15.....at NLS...........................3:30 19.....at Dassel-Cokato .........Noon
08.....at Mankato West ...........4:00 10.....at Willmar .....................4:00 14.....at Holy Family ..............4:30 17.....at Annandale .................4:00 22.....at Dassel-Cokato...........4:30 28.....GSL conf. meet.............4:30 29.....GSL invite.....................4:00
Boys have ‘learned a lot’ since last year
By Josh Randt Sports Editor After a disappointing 2013 season in which it finished last in the Wright County Conference, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ golf team is looking to get back on track. The good news is that the Panthers only lost one player to graduation in Joe Fehrenbach. The bad news is that he was the team’s most consistent golfer last year, finishing 50th in the conference. However, the rest of Joe Fehrenbach’s teammates trailed closely behind. Tate Lilienthal, Patrick Fehrenbach, Dylan Schuth and Eric Steffel finished the season ranked 51st through 54th. The only outlier was Lou Iacona, who finished 58th and was anticipated to be a top golfer in the conference. The conference is split into two divisions this year, with GSL residing in the West Division with Annandale, DasselCokato, Litchfield and New LondonSpicer. Shifting to two divisions allows all meets to be 18-hole competitions, and cuts down the traffic on the course, which Koenen and the Panthers should enjoy. The season-opening meet with Norwood-Young America scheduled for April 7 has been cancelled, and the home opener on April 10 has been postponed to April 17.
01.....at Waconia ...................4:00 05.....at Mound Wtka .............4:00 06.....at Litchfield ..................3:00 13.....at Annandale conf. ........1:30 16.....at Stillwater .................TBD 17.....at Stillwater .................TBD 22.....GSL subsection.............4:00
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
All competitions take place at Winthrop Game Protective League except championship and state tourney events April
14.....Reserve Scoring............5:00 21.....First Competition..........5:00
This year’s Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ golf team returns five starters from a season ago. From left, Eric Steffel, Dylan Schuth,
Tate Lilienthal and Lou Iacona. Not pictured is Patrick Fehrenbach.
Trapshooting expands, gains recognition
By Josh Randt Sports Editor In only its second year in existence, the Glencoe-Silver Lake trapshooting team will take part in making history this year, along with the rest of the high school trap teams in Minnesota. The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) approved trapshooting as a varsity sport in December, allowing athletes to letter. While the MSHSL adopted the activity, the sport is still primarily ran by the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL), which handled the sport in previous years. One change is that there will be a varsity state meet held in Prior Lake, Minn., where the top 100 shooters, and eight teams will compete. To qualify for the state meet, shooters will have to qualify at the championship meet in Alexandria, which was the site for last year’s MSHSCTL championship. There are five classes ranging from A to GSL only graduated one senior from the trap team last year, and has five this season. It’s early, but from what Head Coach Doug Fegley has seen, he’s optimistic. The roster at GSL swelled from 33 a season ago to 43 currently, including seven girls, up from three. Shooters still rotate twice through five positions, shooting at five targets per station, trying to hit or break all 25. Team scores are still calculated by taking the top 10 percent of your top 10 scores. There is one competition week for eight weeks, starting next week, when shooters record their reserve scores. Reserve scores are used if a shooter, or a team, misses a competition week because of weather or other complications. All of GSL’s competitions take place at the Winthrop Game Protective League, until the championship meet in Alexandria June 6-9, and the state tournament in Prior Lake June 13 and 14.
05.....Second Competition .....5:00 12.....Third Competition ........5:00 19.....Fourth Competition .....5:00 26.....Fifth Competition .........5:00
02.....Sixth Competition.........5:00 06.....Championship meet .....TBD 07.....Championship meet .....TBD 08.....Championship meet .....TBD 14.....State tournament ..........TBD
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This year’s Glencoe-Silver Lake trapshooting team boasts five seniors. From left: Jacob Jewett, AAAAA, with each class split into conferences. The Panthers are in Conference 4 in Class AAAA with a number of larger
Michael Donnay, Gannon Grochow, Derek Ortloff and Danielle Mathews. schools. GSL will shoot against Anoka, Belle Plaine, Eden Prairie, Heritage Christian Academy, Monticello, Norman County, Princeton and St. Francis.
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Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
We may have officially turned the corner on our unending winter this week as highs actually go above average for a change. Having said that, I’m not officially saying winter is over as there is still a cold pool of air fairly close to us in Canada, but we’re definitely moving in the right direction. And we were reminded that snowstorms do occur in April with a fresh 10 inches of snow … the good news is it was gone over the weekend! The overall pattern has changed to allow the warmer temperatures in while at the same time keeping most storms to our south. Highs this week will be in the 60s neighborhood with perhaps a run at 70 Wednesday. We’ll cool off Sunday behind a storm system that should exit the area late Saturday. Right now, it’s looking like Saturday could be a bit soggy with showers and possibly thunder as the storm builds. I’m not too worried about the white stuff with this one, but we could see some flurries on the back side as the storm moves away. Highs Sunday will cool into the 40s as some of the cold air from Canada filters in. The extended forecast shows the cold weather hanging on early next week, but the good news is at this time of year, we should warm right back up fairly quick. Have a great week April week all! Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend Wednesday night — Lows 42-48; clouds/ shower. Thursday — Highs 53-60; lows 34-40; mostly clear. Friday — Highs 57-63; lows 42-48; partly cloudy/night shower. Saturday — Highs 59-68; lows 32-40; partly to cloudy/showers and thunder. Sunday — Highs 40-48; partly cloudy/early sprinkle. Weather Quiz: How rare are April snowstorms? Answer to last week’s question: How rare are March tornadoes in Minnesota? Since 1950, only 20 tornadoes have touched down in Minnesota in March, so they’re very rare. The earliest tornado on record was March 18. And not too long ago, in 1998, we had a breakout from Comfry to St. Peter, so even though they’re rare, they do happen and can be large and dangerous. The interesting part of this latest tornado was that it occurred while there was a blizzard warning only one county away! Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
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These are the 11th- and 12th-grade band and choir students at Glencoe-Silver Lake who competed at the
State-Section Solo/Ensemble Contest at Minnesota State University at Mankato on April 5.
Above are the ninth- and 10th-grade State-Section Solo/Ensemble contest participants from Glencoe-Silver
Lake High School who garnered a variety of superior and excellent ratings from the contest judge.
GSL band/choir members garner superior, excellent ratings at State-Section contest
On April 5, 84 members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School bands and choirs participated in the State-Section Solo/Ensemble Contest at Minnesota State UniversityMankato. This contest is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League and allows students to perform instrumental and vocal solos and small ensembles before a certified adjudicator, said Peter Gepson, GSL band director. Rachel Bonderman received a “best in site” award for her vocal solo of “Porgi, Amor” by W.A. Mozart, while Jazz I also received a “best in site” award for its performance of “Round Midnight” and “Frankenstein.” The following individuals and groups received superior ratings: • Solos: Robin Swift, euphonium; Mark Broderius, tuba; Alyson Winn, clarinet; Ethan Bass, tenor saxophone; and Erica Hecksel-flute. • Concert Band Saxophone Ensemble (Piper Davis, Ashley Alsleben, Ethan Bass, Wyatt Ackerson, Richard Wilson). • Jazz I (Piper Davis, Ashley Alsleben, Ethan Bass, Lili Mallak, Richard Wilson, Maddie Kuehn, Layne Herrmann, Jack Gepson, Emily Oberlin, Mariah GuldemannChiariello, Robin Swift, Jake Vasek, Mark Broderius, Austin Cooper, Alyson Winn, Chandler Swift, Noah Tankersley). • Concert Band Woodwind Ensemble (April Brady, Alyson Winn, Lizzy Gran, Darin Emery, Arin Thayer, Lili Mallak, Richard Wilson). • Concert Band Percussion Ensemble (Jacob Wawrzyniak, Tina Bonillo, Rachel Rusten, Chris Ross, Austin Stream, Austin Cooper, Piper Davis, Chandler Swift, Alyson Winn, Vanessa Villareal). • Concert Brass Ensemble (Layne Herrmann, Maddie Kuehn, Sam Johnson, Josie Schmitt, Allison Johnson, Patrick Fehrenbach, Mariah Guldemann-Chiariello, Cody Becker, Erin Nowak, Mark Broderius, Wyatt Ackerson). • 9/10 Flute Trio 1 (Maggie Petersen, Grei Butterfield and Morgyn Robinson). • 9/10 Flute Trio 2 (Maggie Petersen, Marissa Kirchoff and Erica Hecksel). • Vocal solos: Brooke Noeldner, Mariah GuldemannChiariello, Sadie Paumen, Rachel Bonderman, Becca Green, Alicia Fenner, Payton Lilienthal, Katy Kunkel, and Kayla Williams-Schwarze. • Vocal duet (Lili Mallak and Samantha Johnson). • Vocal duet (Rachel Bonderman and Leah Peterson). • Vocal trio (Rachel Bonderman, Leah Peterson, and Sadie Paumen). • Women’s Ensemble No. 1 (Dannielle Wemhoff, Kelli Bailey, Emily Oberlin, Amanda Husted, Marissa Kirchoff, Robin Swift, Erica Hecksel, Brandi Pikal, Brooke Noeldner, Katie Twiss and Daria Fegley). • Senior Women’s Ensemble (Steph Chastek, Danielle Mathews, Jenny Rose, Angela Schmitz, Christina Helmbrecht, Jessica Fegley, Kayla Williams-Schwarze, Alicia Fenner, Erin Nowak and Samantha Johnson). • Women’s Ensemble No. 4 (Jenna Lokensgard, Lindsay Wedin, Jordan Doolittle, Julia Gomez and Payton Lilienthal). • Junior Women’s Ensemble No. 1 (Sadie Paumen, Courtney Zajicek, Katilyn Susdorf, Layne Herrmann, Ashley Miller and Keisha Prafke). Men’s Ensemble No. 2 (Austin Cooper, Samantha Johnson, Noah Tankersley, Eric Steffel, Cody Becker, Eric Arandia, Jordan Tessmer, Ethan Wolff and Mark Broderius). The following received excellent ratings: • Kyle Wanous, tuba solo. • Maddie Kuehn, trumpet solo. • 9/10 Brass Ensemble (Chandler Swift, Emily Oberlin, Jake Fehrenbach, Kelli Bailey, Gabe Schweikert, Blake Dahlke, Isabell Mallak, Michaela Neyers, Jake Vasek, Robin Swift and Kyle Wanous). • 9/10 Woodwind Ensemble (Rachel Reichow, Dini Schweikert, Hannah Kunkel, Cora Kuras, Shawna Goettl, Brandi Pikal and DJ Wemhoff). • 9/10 Flute Quartet (Alfredo Pena, Erica Hecksel, Daria Fegley and Marissa Kirchoff). • Vocal duet (Payton Lilienthal and Katy Kunkel). • Junior Women’s No. 2 (Lili Mallak, Becca Green, Stephanie Ross, Maddie Kuehn, Mariah GuldemanChiariello, Jenessa Urban and Vanessa Villarreal). Men’s No. 1 (Kyle Wanous, Jacob Fehrenbach, Chandler Swift, Peyton Sell, Quinten Proehl, Freddy Pena, Ethan Wolff, Jacob Vasek and Jordan Tessmer).
Legal Notices
Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board
School Board Proceedings ISD #2859 Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota March 10, 2014 The School Board of Independent School District #2859 met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Meeting Room. Board Chair Christianson called the meeting to order. Present: Alsleben, VonBerge, Lindeman, Christianson, and Twiss. Kuester was absent. In addition, Superintendent Sonju; Business Manager Sander; Principals Butler and Sparby; Food Service Director Bernie Getzlaff and Chartwells District Manager John Durtschi; Teacher Richard Smith; Student Government/Student Activities Representatives Patrick Fehrenbach and Freddy Pena; Katie Twiss; Technology Staff Morris; and Superintendent’s Secretary Peterson. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 1. Announcement: The next regular School Board meeting will be on April 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Meeting Room. 2. Acknowledgement: Superintendent Sonju acknowledged the official ending of the winter sports season. 3. Public Input: None. 4. Reports/presentations: Mr. Smith; Business Manager Sander; Principals Butler and Sparby; Student Government/Activities Representatives Fehrenbach and Pena; and Superintendent Sonju. 5. Alsleben/VonBerge to approve the agenda (5-0). 6. Lindeman/Twiss to approve the consent agenda: February bills; Board meeting minutes of February 10 and February 26, 2014: Retirement: Connie Heitz as 4th Grade Teacher at Lakeside effective June 10, 2014; Hirings: Michelle Woods as 7-hour-a-day LPN at Lakeside; Sharon Maresh as part-time Front Desk Worker at the Panther Field House; Resignation: Joyce Koepp as 6.5-hour-a-day Paraprofessional in the Academic/Behavioral Program at Lakeside; Terminations: Elizabeth Tromborg as a 6.75-hour-a-day Paraprofessional in the Special Education Program at the Lincoln/High School Campus effective February 14, 2014, and Fernando Leon as a part-time Front Desk Worker at the Panther Field House effective February 28, 2014; Leave Request: Jamie Fredericksen, Special Education Teacher at the High School, requested FMLA Leave from on or around May 18, 2014 through the end of the school year; Extracurricular Assignments: Lori Cacka as 7th Grade Softball Coach; Tanya Reichow as Assistant Golf Coach; and Shawn Fettig as Assistant Track Coach (5-0). 7. Alsleben/Twiss to contract with SW/WC Service Cooperative for services for the 2014-2015 school year (50). 8. Lindeman/Alsleben to approve the agreement with 4.0 Services for grounds management services and fertilizing/weed control of the approximately 42 acres of the GSL School District’s grounds from April 1, 2014 through November 15, 2015 (5-0). 9. VonBerge/Twiss to accept the food service bid from Chartwells School Dining Services for the next year (on a three-year cycle but renewable every year) (5-0). 10. Twiss/VonBerge to approve the three-year contract with Musser Environmental Consulting, Inc. from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017 (5-0). 11. Alsleben/Lindeman to approve the student teaching agreement with Minnesota State University – Mankato from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019 (5-0). 12. VonBerge/Twiss to accept donations from: Southwest Initiative Foundation, Shopko Foundation, Glencoe VFW Post #5102, Midwest Machinery Co., McLeod County United Way, and Silver Lake Lions Club (5-0). 13. A work session was set for Monday, March 24th at 5:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Meeting Room. 14. Twiss/Lindeman to adjourn at 8:43 p.m. (5-0). Complete minutes and all documents relating to this meeting are on file and available for review at the Superintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th Street, Glencoe. Glencoe-Silver Lake School District #2859 By: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk These minutes are unofficial until approved by School Board action. (Published in The Silver Lake Leader April 10, 2014)
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GSL honor rolls announced
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School announced its secondtrimester honor rolls that included the following students: A Honor Roll Ninth grade: Jordan Briedenbach, Tyler Ehrke, Jacob Fehrenbach, Devin Fleck, Luke Frahm, Shawna Goettl, Elsie Graupmann, Erica Hecksel, Amanda Husted, Jordan Kaczmarek, Hannah Kunkel, Cora Kuras, Marisa Luchsinger, Morgan Mathews, Madison Monahan, Rachael Popp, Rachel Reichow, Nicholas Schmidt, Dini Schweikert, Robin Swift, Katherine Twiss and Teanna Vorlicek. 10th grade: Paige Anderson, Kirsten Barott, Rachel Bonderman, Krista Boraas, Grei Butterfield, Darrin Emery, Bodee Ewald, Layne Herrmann, Madison Kalenberg, Cortney Konen, Madeline Kuehn, Payton Lilienthal, Jenna Lokensgard, Mark Lueders, Lilianna Mallak, Moriah Maunu, Erika Mielke, Emily Muetzel, Taylor Novak, Emily Oberlin, Ryley Oliver, Theodore Petersen, Mitchell Pinske, Jacob Popelka, Erika Ribar, Mitchell Rothstein, Michael Schaefer, Michaela Tichy, Travis Uecker, Yesenia Vega, Lindsay Wedin, Stephanie Welch and Ethan Wolff. 11th grade: Ashley Alsleben, Keaton Anderson, Michael Boesche, Aaron Boraas, Mark Broderius, Oakley Clark, Piper Davis, Brent Duenow, Stephanie Elsing, Patrick Fehrenbach, Jenna Jochum, Jessica Klitzke, Eric Kruschke, Patrick Kunkel, Scott Landes, Christopher Lemke, Hannah Lemke, Ellie Lepel, Tate Lilenthal, MicAnna Maresh, Ashley Miller, Sadie Paumen, Rachel Rusten, Olivia Scharpe, Mary Schmitt, Robyn Siewert, Chandler Swift, Jenessa Urban, Jacob Wawrzyniak, Samantha Welch and Alyson Winn. 12th grade: Kelly Arnold, Ethan Bass, Erick Dahlke, Adam Eberhard, Zachery Jones, Cortney Kressin, Colton Lueders, Carter Pinske, Emily Popelka, Christopher Ross, Jessica Tschudin and Joshua VonBerge. B Honor Roll Ninth grade: Sarah Bandas, Ashley Bandemer, Mitchell Boesche, Deanna Bondhus, Molli Cacka, Cameron Chap, Marlaina Chelman, Daria Fegley, Brandon Fronk, Hunter Glaeser, Julia Gomez, Miranda Grack, Marissa Kirchoff, Dalton Kosek, Jayden Lachemeier, Jacob Litzau, Isabell Mallak, Grayson Maresh, Brittney Medina, Jacob Mohr, Maggie Petersen, Kole Polzin, Faith Rakow, Mitchell Rolf, Matthew Sanchez, Sarah Schmieg, Payton Sell, Jacob Simmons, Ashlyn Stuewe, Joseph Torgerson and Kyle Wanous. 10th grade: Mason Ahlbrecht, Mitchell Beneke, Sarah Bolf, Christina Bonilla, Anmorisa Chandler, Shelby Clouse, Jordan Doolittle, Braxton Eggersgluess, Shane Ehrke, Alexander Endres, Hannah Heuer, Mitchell Kettner, Katelynn Kunkel, Autumn Lindback, Spencer Lund, Dylan Melchert, Brooke Noeldner, Garret Novak, Thalia Otero, Alfredo Pena, Leah Peterson, Trevor Posusta, Quinten Proehl, Samantha Rogney, Jordan Rolf, Alexander Romano, Tanner Rosckes, Nathan Schmidt, Alexander Schrader, Dylan Schuth, Gabe Schweikert, Kayla Steinborn, Alexis Stradtmann, Tristan Weber, Danielle Wemhoff and Hannah Yurek. 11th grade: Garret Ardolf, Kyler Beck, Thomas Becker, Bennett Bielke, Skyler Bulau, Ashley Dammann, Allison Eischens, Ellie Forcier, Tanner Grack, Elizabeth Gran, Becca Green, Mariah Chiariello Guldemann, Zachary Jungclaus, Alexis Kerslake, Kallyssa Klatt, Jamie Kosek, Ricardo Martinez, Austin Maynard, Agustin Mendoza, Peyton Alberts-Miska, Brianna Nemec, Garrett Ober, Clydja Ockerman, Blake Pieschke, Derek Posusta, Callie Raduenz, Ashlyn Ratike, Brandon Richter, Stephanie Ross, Samantha Roush, Morgan Rumrill, Josie Schmitt, Ariel Simmons, Wyatt Simrell, Morgan Streich, Katilynn Susdorf, Jose Vega, Taylor Venier, Vanessa Villarreal, Emily VonBerge, Reed Wawrzyniak, Richard Wilson, Clair Wraspir and Courtney Zajicek. 12th grade: Laura Becker, April Brady, Matthew Brelje, Ismael Garcia Calderon, Stephanie Colon Chastek, Austin Cooper, Samantha Dahlke, Michael Donnay, Tyler Donnay, Hailey Havlik, Christina Helmbrecht, Elisabeth Hild, Louis Iacona, Jennifer Illg, Jacob Jewett, Samantha Johnson, Stephanie Klockmann, Taylor Koski, Samantha Lange, Maria Leon, Marissa Williams-Lietzau, Danielle Mathews, Zoe McCaw, Erin Nowak, Derek Ortloff, Cole Petersen, Mathew Richards, Ashley Schaefer, Julia Schmidt, Cassidy Schrader, Casey Schulz, Eric Steffel, Kaylee Venier and Kayla SchwarzeWilliams.
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4th-grade Panther Paws
Ten fourth-grade students at Glencoe-Silver Lake’s Lakeside Elementary were named Panther Paw recipients for March at the March 21 ceremony in Silver Lake. Selected for the honor were, front, from left, Dominic Brusven, Gabi Schwirtz, Cameron Kazmarck, Jorge Guerrero and Mitchel Jaskowiak. In the back are Brianna Tabbert, Tal Rosenlund, Kaeden Amberg, Grace Patnaude and Maxfield Madson.
April 7-11 Silver Lake Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Tator tot casserole, green beans, peaches, bread, margarine, bar, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Roast pork, whole potatoes, buttered cabbage, bread, margarine, rosy applesauce, lowfat milk. Wednesday — Lasagna, California-blend vegetables, lettuce salad with dressing, garlic bread, margarine, pudding, low-fat milk. Thursday — Ginger-citrus chicken, rice, fruit, mixed vegetables, cake, low-fat milk. Friday — Tuna noodle casserole, peas, cole slaw, bread, margarine, cookie, low-fat milk. GSL Elementary Breakfast Monday — Tony’s breakfast pizza or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, apple juice cup, lowfat milk. Tuesday — Pancake on a stick with syrup or apple cinnamon muffin and yogurt, mandarin oranges, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Whole-grain french toast sticks with syrup or Golden Grahams and string cheese, diced peaches, low-fat milk. Thursday — Tony’s breakfast pizza or oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins, mixed fruit, low-fat milk. Friday — Egg and cheese muffin or blueberry muffin and yogurt, orange juice, low-fat milk. Helen Baker Lunch Monday — Hamburger on a whole-grain bun, oven-baked beans, baby carrots with light dressing, apple wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Cheesy Italian dunker, seasoned green beans, cucumber slices with light dressing, banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Whole-grain chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes, grapes, chilled peaches. Thursday — Whole-grain turkey corn dog, oven-baked french fries, baby carrots with light dressing, orange wedges, chilled pears. Friday — Macaroni and cheese, fish sticks, seasoned corn, caesar romaine salad with light dressing, apple wedges, chilled mixed fruit. Lakeside Lunch Monday — Hamburger on a whole-grain bun, ham and cheese on a whole-grain bun, oven-baked beans, baby carrots with light dressing, apple wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Cheesy Italian dunker, chef salad cheese, egg and croutons, bread stick, seasoned green beans, cucumber slices with light dressing, banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Whole-grain chicken nuggets, yogurt/American cheese/crackers fun lunch, mashed potatoes with gravy, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes, grapes, chilled peaches. Thursday — Whole-grain turkey corn dog, chef salad with cheese, egg and croutons, bread stick, oven-baked french fries, baby carrots with light dressing, orange wedges, chilled pears. Friday — Macaroni and cheese, fish sticks, turkey and cheese on whole-grain bread, seasoned corn, caesar salad with light dressing, apple wedges, chilled mixed fruit. Junior, Senior High Breakfast Monday — Breakfast pizza or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, blueberry muffin, chilled applesauce, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Pancake on a stick with syrup or yogurt bar with fruit and granola, mandarin oranges, low-fat milk. Wednesday — French toast sticks with syrup or whole-grain ultimate breakfast round and yogurt, diced peaches, low-fat milk. Thursday — Breakfast pizza or Cinnamon Toast Crunch and apple cinnamon muffin, mixed fruit, lowfat milk. Friday — Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit or whole-grain ultimate breakfast round and yogurt, orange juice, low-fat milk. Junior, Senior High Lunch Monday — Mini turkey corn dogs, oven-baked beans, ovenbaked tator tots, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes, baby carrots with light dressing, apple, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Mexican bar with chicken fajitas or beefy nachos with brown rice and refried beans, corn, black-bean and salsa salad, red-pepper strips with light dressing, banana chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Tator tot hot dish, dinner roll, season peas, apple crisp, broccoli salad with raisins, jicama sticks with light dressing, kiwi wedges, chilled peaches. Thursday — Pasta bar with chicken alfredo or Italian pasta with meat sauce, bread stick, seasoned green beans, caesar romaine salad, cucumber slices with light dressing, orange wedges, chilled pears. Friday — Toasted cheese sandwich, tomato soup, seasoned corn, jicama, cucumber, fruit salad, baby carrots with light dressing, apple, chilled mixed fruit.
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Daughter for Zirbes, Marx
Clara Jane Marx was born March 14, 2014, to Maggie Zirbes and Kenneth Marx of South Haven. Clara weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Glen and Celeste Zirbes of Silver Lake and Michael and Shelia Marx of Mountain Lake. Great-grandparents are Jane Zirbes of Albany and Betty Marx of Mountain Lake.
Richardsons welcome girl
Rob and Christina Richardson of Lester Prairie announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Charlotte, on March 13, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Olivia weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches long. Her older siblings are Hunter Richardson, Lydia Weishert, and Adrian and Asher Richardson. Grandparents are Bob and Eileen Vasko of Lester Prairie, Fred and Ellen Zumberge of Apple Valley, Renee Vasko of Lester Prairie and Craig Richardson of Oakdale.
Girl for Ringer, Raddatz
Amanda Ringer and David Raddatz Jr. of Silver Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Aubriana Louise Raddatz, on March 29, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Aubriana weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18 inches long. She is welcomed home by siblings Joshua Ringer and Elijah Raddatz. Grandparents are Suzy and Don Hammer of Lester Prairie, Pamela Karfa of Victoria, Stanley Ringer of Feeding Hills, Mass., and David Raddatz Sr. of Arizona.
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Panther Paws for 3rd grade
Lakeside Elementary held its monthly Panther Paw awards ceremony Friday, March 21. Third-grade recipients of the honors include, front, from left, Evan Battcher, Kassima Pedersen, Ingrid Sanchez and Cole Tostenson. In the back are Valerie Rivera, Aaron Higgins, Lucas Brelje, Noah Dressen and Mckenna Eiden. Missing was Mya Dahlheimer-Brown.
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