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Vol. 113 No. 18 • Thursday, April 24, 2014 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
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By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
On Monday, the Silver Lake
City Council approved repairs
to the exterior of the audito-
rium at a cost not to exceed
$23,835, with funds coming
from the auditorium capital
improvements fund.
Harvey Mikolichek, lead or-
ganizer of the auditorium im-
provements committee,
presented the Council with a
breakdown of costs to improve
the building.
The exterior repairs include
removing the small windows
on the southwest corner of the
facility and above the entry
way, which will be framed
with plywood and 2x4s. The
entire area will be covered
with stucco to coordinate with
the color of the building.
Exterior repairs also include
flashing costs and costs to re-
pair the handicapped accessi-
ble ramp on the north
entrance.
Mikolichek received quotes
from Schauer and Sons Con-
struction, Inc., for the exterior
repairs and from Rock Hard
Concrete and Masonry, Inc., to
repair the handicapped ramp
for a total cost of $23,835.
Mikolichek also presented
plans and costs to construct a
unisex bathroom for the up-
stairs auditorium level, recon-
struct the bar area and install a
wheelchair lift.
Costs to construct the up-
stairs bathroom include gen-
eral construction, plumbing,
installing a ceramic floor, win-
dow detailing and electric
work, totaling $9,570.
The reconstruction of the
bar area includes installing a
walk-in cooler, construction,
plumbing and electric work at
an estimated cost of $7,850.
Mikolichek received a bid to
install a “fast screw drive”
wheelchair lift with a 36-by-
54-inch platform at a cost of
$28,055.
Construction costs to install
the lift totaled $10,000 and
$2,500 to build a lobby area,
for a total of $40,555.
Mikolichek also presented
improvement costs using do-
nated labor. “I felt I could
work with contractors, doing
the demo, building walls, and
plumbing at a cost of $10 an
hour,” he said.
With Mikolichek’s donated
labor, the exterior work totaled
$22,385; the bathroom con-
struction totaled $7,000; the
bar area construction totaled
$6,200 in repairs; and the
wheelchair lift installation to-
taled $35,555.
Mikolichek also noted that
he talked with Ty Turnquist,
building inspector at MN-
Spect, LLC. “I ran the
sketches by Ty. We are work-
ing with inspectors already to
cover our bases,” he said.
The Council discussed av-
enues to fund the improve-
ments and City Clerk Kerry
Venier informed councilors the
auditorium capital improve-
ments fund currently has
$43,000.
“One thing I hope is that we
can avoid piece-mealing this
together,” Venier said.
He said the Council has
been discussing improvements
to the auditorium for at least
12 years. “We’ve saved up
money and set aside dollars
over the course of the years.
Let’s do this as a project that’s
going to get done,” he said.
Venier said improving the
auditorium has been part of the
city’s comprehensive plan and
he’d like to see progress so
that it’s “off the talking table”
at meetings.
“I think everything we
talked about so far deals with
the aesthetics, safety and ac-
cessibility (of the building).
You got a packaged deal here.
There is no reason we should-
n’t move forward here,” Coun-
cilor Nolan Johnson said.
He said improvements
would make the facility mar-
ketable for future events and
weddings, which would help
recoup costs of repairs.
“Let’s give something Jon
(Jerabek, manager of the Mu-
nicipal Liquor Store) can mar-
ket. We gotta better this
place,” Johnson said.
Though the auditorium fund
has $43,000 in reserves,
Mayor Bruce Bebo said he
would like to take “less” of the
reserves and go after donations
for some of the improvement
costs.
He said repairing the audito-
rium exterior is “building
maintenance and should be
funded by the city.
“It’s a matter of safety and
it’s gotta get done, but I’d like
to see us continue to raise
funds (for the bathroom/bar re-
construction and wheelchair
lift),” Bebo said.
Several organizations and
individuals have already do-
nated time and money to the
projects, and Bebo said an in-
dividual has anonymously do-
nated $10,000 towards audito-
rium improvements after read-
ing about the project in the
local newspaper.
He took a moment to ac-
knowledge and thank Brenda
Fogarty and Alyssa Schauer of
the Silver Lake Leader for
their efforts in keeping the
paper going for 3-1/2 years.
“Without you two, the paper
probably wouldn’t have lasted
a year, and because of some-
thing written in the paper, we
are receiving a generous dona-
tion,” Bebo said.
Councilors discussed the
city “fronting” the money so
that the projects can get
rolling, and continuing to pur-
sue donations for the remain-
ing costs.
The Council voted to use
funds from the auditorium bal-
ance to pay for construction of
the exterior not to exceed
$23,835.
They asked for more spe-
cific cost proposals for the
construction of a bathroom,
the reconstruction of the bar
area and wheelchair lift and set
a special meeting for this Fri-
day, April 25, at 7 p.m., to re-
view the proposals.
They authorized Mikolichek
to go ahead and “begin demo
work” on the other improve-
ments to keep the project mov-
ing, and will discuss funding
at the special meeting, also.
“I think we need to thank
Harvey for all his immense
work in this,” Councilor Carol
Roquette said.
City Council approves auditorium improvements
Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Robotics
At last Monday’s Glencoe-
Silver Lake School Board
meeting, members of the
high school robotics team
reported on their year as a
team and demonstrated
the abilities of the robot
they built. Above, from left
to right are school board
members Anne Twiss,
Kevin Kuester, Clark Chris-
tianson, Superintendent
Chris Sonju, robotics team
member Chandler Swift
and school board member
Jason Lindeman. To the
left is captain Gustavo Vil-
lalobos.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
At its regular meeting on
Monday, April 14, the Glen-
coe-Silver Lake School Board
reviewed a summary of district
goals and needs for the 2014-
15 school year.
Business Manager Michelle
Sander said the district admin-
istrative goals for the next
school year include expanding
technology to the computer
system in the seventh and
eighth grades and hiring a
computer technician; closing
the achievement gap for Eng-
lish Language Learner (ELL)
students; and keeping class
sizes as low as possible.
She said enrollment num-
bers are currently down from
last year, and the first grade
will decrease from six sections
to five sections.
Sander added that one of the
first-grade teachers is retiring,
which eliminates having to let
someone go in that program.
Other proposed program
changes include hiring one
full-time elementary counselor
upon acceptance of a PACT 4
federal grant and hiring an ad-
ditional .5 full-time equivalent
music teacher and paraprofes-
sional.
In the high school, proposed
program changes include
schedule changes in the math,
English, industrial technology,
music and ESL departments to
allow more options for stu-
dents.
High School Principal Paul
Sparby said changes include
hiring a .5 full-time equivalent
music teacher to help with the
overload of students in elective
classes.
Sander said she is also look-
ing at reducing ITV classes,
which could save between
$5,000 and $15,000 for the
district.
However, with the additions
in adding employees to ac-
commodate the high school
elective schedules and hiring a
full-time elementary music
teacher, an elementary para-
professional, a full-time Re-
sponse to Intervention (RtI)
specialist and a full-time tech-
nology specialist, overall pro-
jected costs total $129,532.
Sander said these are
changes the School Board
should consider when dis-
cussing the direction the
schools are going.
“It’s exciting to see how
much progress we have made
in the last few years, and we
are still addressing the needs,
and staying fiscally responsi-
ble,” Sander said.
She said ongoing needs for
the district include the deferred
maintenance projects of the
Panther Field House roof, car-
pets in classrooms and the Lin-
coln parking lot.
“We still haven’t talked
about the facility upgrades and
new building bond, which
need to be addressed, too,”
Sander said.
She also presented the
School Board with a prelimi-
nary general fund budget for
2014-15 that includes im-
provement costs of the tennis
courts, playground and green
house for the ag program.
The School Board tabled the
staffing discussions and
budget for its May meeting.
GSL School Board looks at its 2014-15 goals, needs
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
The Silver Lake Planning
Commission is in the process
of developing a citywide sur-
vey to be administered over
the summer. The survey in-
cludes questions regarding
community development im-
provements and the impor-
tance of services provided by
the city in relation to property
taxes.
Eric Nelson, council liaison
to the planning commission,
said the group plans to admin-
ister the survey via door-to-
door campaigning in July and
August. It hopes to report re-
sults by October.
City Clerk Kerry Venier said
the survey includes questions
about the importance of revi-
talizing the Main Street busi-
ness district; developing along
the Highway 7 corridor; pro-
viding a revolving loan fund
for small business develop-
ment; continuing with housing
developments on the east end
of Silver Lake; working to-
wards improving access op-
portunities to the lake; and
making improvements to the
auditorium.
“These are extremely im-
portant questions to ask as
they all relate to the city’s
comprehensive plan,” Venier
said.
He added: “It’s important
for residents to complete the
surveys honestly as the results
will help the city prioritize
what we spend money on. The
survey will also help guide the
development of the city’s
comprehensive plan and give
us an idea in pursuing funding
the projects with grants, etc.”
The planning commission-
ers will visit households up to
a maximum of three times to
deliver the survey in person,
and after the third attempt, the
survey will be left at the resi-
dence.
The survey also will consist
of an introduction letter noting
the reason and purpose of the
survey, completion and return
instructions, the actual survey
and a postage paid envelope
for its return.
“In the past, the survey
helped us with developing
Cedar Crest Estate, the east
end housing development and
the installation of the piers on
the lake. The questions help us
to identify improvements of
what’s important to residents.
For example, we don’t want to
spin our wheels to revitalize
Main Street if so many people
say it’s fine if it becomes a
housing development,” Venier
said.
He stressed the importance
of residents completing the
survey to help guide the Silver
Lake City Council with future
projects.
In other matters, the Coun-
cil:
• Accepted a donation from
the Silver Lake Knights of
Columbus for $1,000 to use
toward auditorium improve-
ments.
• Approved selling the bro-
ken pay loader to Midwest
Machinery for $7,000.
• Approved a one-day on-
sale liquor license for the Sil-
ver Lake American Legion on
April 27.
• Approved a one-day raffle
permit for the Silver Lake Pool
and Parks Organization on
Aug. 3.
• Reviewed the Municipal
Liquor Store report to find the
March net profit totaled
$7,957, up from the 2013 total
of $2,742. The year-to-date re-
port showed a net profit of
$24,213, up from $18,255 in
2013.
• Approved use of the audi-
torium parking lot for the Sil-
ver Lake Fire Department on
Sept. 13 for a live band and
on-sale liquor. The Council
Citywide survey helps city
set its priorities for projects
Silver Lake City Council
Special Meeting
Friday, April 25, 2014
7 p.m.
Agenda
Call to order:
The purpose of this special meeting is to review propos-
als for improvements to the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Survey
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Turkey hunting success
Siblings Jordan Kaczmarek (left) and Taylor Kaczmarek
(right) had success turkey hunting last weekend in zone
508. Jordan, 15, passed on three Jakes before settling on
his bird, which he harvested on Saturday, April 19, at 1:15
p.m. His bird was 23 pounds with a 10-inch beard. Taylor,
12, shot her first turkey on Friday, April 18, at 3:15 p.m. Her
tom weighed 23 pounds and had a 10-inch beard. They
are the children of Ryan and Kari Kaczmarek of Silver
Lake.
Pola-Czesky meeting Monday
The Pola-Czesky committee will meet Monday, April
28, at 7 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium. All organiza-
tions are required to attend and poster information is
needed at this meeting.
Sportsmen’s lake clean-up
On Saturday, May 3, the Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club
will clean up Swan Lake. Members are to meet at the club-
house at 9 a.m.
Faith Presbyterian luncheon
Faith Presbyterian Women are hosting a salad luncheon
Saturday, May 3, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at Faith Pres-
byterian Church at 108 Main St. W. in Silver Lake. Come
enjoy assorted salads and desserts, entertainment and door
prizes. Tickets can be purchased from any PW member or
by calling Alice Paul at 320-327-2311 or Ashley Ardolf-
Mason at 320-224-3443.
‘Orphan Train’ to be topic
“Orphan Train,” a book by Christina Baker Kline, will
be the program Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m., at the Hutchin-
son Event Center, 1005 Highway 15. It is part of the author
program by the McLeod County Historical Museum. Kline
will present the program, which is free and open to the
public. There also will be a book signing after the program
along with refreshments.
Phantom performs April 25
The Phantom is coming to Glencoe when Gary Mauer,
who most recently starred in “Phantom of the Opera” on
Broadway, will take the stage at the Glencoe-Silver Lake
auditorium Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. The performance is
part of the current Glencoe Concert Association series.
Mauer is replacing Gregg Edelman, who had to cancel his
tour because of a commitment to host a Showtime Cable
TV documentary series. This concert also will kick off the
annual membership drive. Membership tickets can be pur-
chased at a discount. If not a member, one can attend this
concert by buying a membership for the 2014-15 concert
series. Membership allows one to attend six concerts in
Glencoe and Hutchinson.
McLeod Council to meet
The McLeod County Council of the American Legion
and Auxiliary will meet at the Hutchinson American Le-
gion Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. Judging of the flag
posters and election of officers will take place.
Evening of bluegrass music
The public is invited to attend an “Evening of Bluegrass
and Gospel Music” at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts
Center on Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. Admission is a free-
will donation. The Performing Arts Center is located at
4852 Reardon Ave. in Cokato. The evening features The
Froemming Family, Allen and Mathew Carlson, The Jor-
gensen Family, The Berge Family, The Mahlstedt Family
and The Ophoven Family.
Upcoming Events
also approved use of the audi-
torium in case of inclement
weather.
• Approved a one-day gam-
bling permit for Silver Lake
Fire Relief for Aug. 3.
• Accepted the resignation of
full-time officer John
Reigstad. His last shift will be
on April 30. Reigstad has ac-
cepted a full-time position
with the city of Benson, and he
has requested to stay on part
time with the Silver Lake de-
partment.
Police Chief Forrest Henrik-
sen said he posted the vacancy
on the League of Minnesota
Cities website and the Min-
nesota POST board website.
He said the city has received
five applications already.
Henriksen also reported that
the part-time hiring process for
Robert Cripps is continuing,
and that he is interested in the
full-time position, also.
• Heard 90 kids signed up
for summer recreation and
pool activities. This year, the
program will offer summer
recreation, baseball, softball,
and private and group swim
lessons.
• Found the first-quarter ex-
penditure reports are over
budget in the snow and ice
funds.
Venier said the budget is 50
percent over. “Hopefully, May,
June, July and August are mild
months, but it is what it is.”
Another area over budget is
the ambulance fund. “Ambu-
lance is up on training fees
only because they had to do a
refresher this year, but we do
get a good chunk refunded
over the next four years,” Ve-
nier said.
He said the equipment fund
in the public works department
also is over budget from pur-
chasing the new pay loader.
“Otherwise, there is nothing
else that really stands out,” Ve-
nier said.
• Approved a proposal to use
Revtrak for online and credit
card payments of utilities and
other city services.
• Approved property/casu-
alty insurance premiums from
the League of Minnesota
Cities Insurance Trust. Venier
said the 2014 budgeted
amount was $31,100, but pre-
miums increased to $33,517.
Survey Continued from page 1
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
The McLeod County Board
of Commissioners on Tuesday
approved a purchase agree-
ment to buy Glencoe Oil from
Chuck and John Shamla.
County Attorney Mike
Junge said the county has been
working on a potential pur-
chase of the property, which
abuts the county courthouse on
the east, for several years.
The total purchase price for
the property is $190,000, but
there are several stipulations
with that, Junge said.
First, the county is to pay
the Shamlas $60,000 with the
signing of the purchase agree-
ment, and then another
$60,000 on the closing date.
Of that total $120,000,
Junge said, the Shamlas will
be required to demolish the
building and canopy.
The remaining $70,000 of
the purchase price will be put
into a restricted account held
by the McLeod County Audi-
tor/Treasurer. From that
$70,000 will come funds to
clean up the underground fuel
tanks and any “necessary re-
mediation of the site consistent
with McLeod Pollution Con-
trol Agency standards for the
use of the premises as a park-
ing lot and/or green space.”
Junge said if the cost to
clean up the tanks and grounds
costs more than $70,000, that
excess will need to be paid by
the county. If it is less than
$70,000, the Shamlas will get
the difference.
Commissioner Jon Chris-
tensen said buying the prop-
erty is a “good move. Whether
we do something now (with
the property) or 50 years from
now, we’re moving in the right
direction.”
Commissioner Sheldon Nies
asked Glencoe City Adminis-
trator Mark Larson — who
was at the meeting on another
matter — if the city would still
consider allowing the county
to close Ives Avenue so that it
could create a contiguous con-
nection with the current
county property.
Larson said the city has
been willing to allow that in
the past, although with the
stipulation that access to Glen-
coe Oil be kept, and that the
county consider extending
Judd Avenue further to the east
as a north-south access be-
tween 10th and 11th streets.
“I wouldn’t see any reason
why you couldn’t make that
request again,” said Larson.
According to the purchase
agreement — which the
Shamlas have signed — the
closing will take place be-
tween July 1 and Oct. 15, and
that the building structures are
to be removed by Sept. 30.
County enters into purchase
agreement for Shamla property
McLeod County will not
be pursuing adoption of the
state building code at this
time.
Glencoe resident Marie
Thurn asked the County
Board during the public
forum portion of its Tues-
day meeting about a news
brief in the Hutchinson
Leader as citing commis-
sioners Paul Wright and
Jon Christensen as saying
that the county will not be
pursuing the matter.
Asked how a decision
was made to not pursue it,
McLeod County Mike
Junge said any decision to
continue the issue would
need to be “affirmative” in
nature, as in motions to ei-
ther set another workshop
or a public hearing.
No action means the
matter will not be included
on further board agendas.
However, Junge said,
that does not mean that it
will never come up again;
the board could choose to
take it up again at any time
it wishes.
County Board will not
pursue building code
This year’s Glencoe Silver-
Lake High School Prom
theme is “The Great Gatsby.”
Grand march is set for this
Saturday, April 26, beginning
at 3 p.m. in the high school
gymnasium.
Advance tickets are $4 for
adults and $2 for students. At
the doors, tickets are $5 for
adults and $3 for students.
The dinner and dance will
be held after the grand march
at Stonebrook Golf Club in
Shakopee.
‘The Great
Gatsby’ is
prom theme
Minnesota author State Rep.
Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City,
will be the featured speaker at
the 2014 annual meeting of the
Cokato Historical Society.
The presentation will be Tues-
day, April 29, at 7 p.m., in the
Centennial Room of the
Cokato Library. Please use the
library entrance.
Urdahl, a former high
school social studies teacher
and current District 18A state
representative, will speak on
his most recent book, “Con-
spiracy: Who Really Killed
Lincoln.” This is the fourth in-
stallment in his “Uprising” se-
ries.
“Uprising,” “Retribution”
and “Pursuit” each chronicle a
different chapter of the histor-
ically true story of the War of
1862 through the eyes of fic-
tional characters.
The War of 1862, between
the United States government
and the Dakota, took place
during America’s Civil War.
“Conspiracy” follows this tu-
mult to the man who played a
pivotal role in both wars, Pres-
ident Abraham Lincoln.
A brief business meeting for
the historical society will pre-
cede Urdahl’s program.
Light refreshments will be
served at the end of the pres-
entation.
For more information,
please contact the museum at
320-286-2427; or on the web
at www.cokato.mn.us.
Editor’s note: This a con-
tinuation of last week’s arti-
cle “Attending Mass in
Horni Ujezd.”
We still had time to drive
five miles to Dolni Ujezd to
catch the last part of the Mass,
which started a little later than
at the first church.
This neat little 20-by-30-
foot church is only three feet
off the main highway. It holds
about 35 people. About 50
people and the nine-piece
brass band were forced to
stand outside the church in a
30-by-30-foot grassy court-
yard.
Hana’s husband, Oldrich,
played the bass horn and their
12-year-old grandson, Vitek,
played the clarinet.
At one point during the
Mass, the priest read names of
soldiers from this parish who
were killed in the past wars.
Two were Splichals — my
mother’s maiden name. Their
names are listed on a huge
metal plaque marker near the
church.
My grandparents, John and
Anna Splichal and my great-
grandparents, Joseph and
Katherine Bartosh, are buried
in the Silver Lake Presbyterian
Cemetery at Silver Lake.
After Mass, the priest and
altar boys passed candy to the
children. Teenage girls passed
heaping plates of bite-sized,
open-faced kolaches. Bite-
sized seems to be an average
size around here, so with the
urging of the girls, eating two
or three was not a problem.
Meanwhile, the band moved
to the opposite side of the
highway and after having a
few shots of the famous Czech
liquor drink, Becherovka, con-
tinued to play Czech songs.
The bottle sat on the curb in
case the band members devel-
oped a thirst.
Back at the farm, Hana
showed us how she fixed up a
10-by-10-foot former pig sty-
into a memorial for her par-
ents. It is somewhat attached
to the house.
It is squeaky clean with
fresh white-washed stucco
walls and ceiling. A large cru-
cifix hangs on the back wall.
Large framed pictures of Mary
and Joseph were hanging on
each side.
From a closet she brings out
clothes of her parents — a
wedding dress, a wedding hat;
etc. On the white, fancy, doily-
covered dresser are framed
pictures of her parents in vari-
ous stages of their lives.
A made-up bed with a fancy
white bed spread and pillows
and a small night table are also
in the room. With tears in her
eyes and sadness in her voice,
she tells about some of the
hardships they had to endure.
Hana took care of her par-
ents at home during their last
years. When they were in fail-
ing health and food or drink
wouldn’t go down, she fed
them spoonfuls of pivo (beer)
which prolonged their lives by
few months.
On our last visit, Jan Rozek
reached under his pillow on
the cot in the corner and gave
me a quart of Becherovka. I
use it for medicinal purposes
only!
Later in the kitchen, the
usual food festival continued,
accompanied with button-box
music, singing and occasional
toasts of pivo (beer) and
Slivovice. (Pronounced sliv-a-
veet-za and a delicious famous
plum brandy.)
Hours later, being forced to
stay overnight, as I tried to fall
asleep under a six-inch thick,
fluffy, goose-feather-bed blan-
ket, happy thoughts ran
through my head at how lucky
we are to be treated so well
and the genuine love Hana and
Oldrich have had for their par-
ents.
But sadness, also, when
thinking about all the hard-
ships these families have en-
dured over the last 50 years; in
fact, most of their lifetime.
We are so very lucky our di-
rect ancestors made the wise
choice and came to America!
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75 YEARS AGO - APRIL 29, 1939 —The
Village Council has adopted a new water works
ordinance that goes into effect on April 29. The
ordinance prescribes rules and regulations for
the administration of the municipal water sys-
tem and prescribes penalties for the violation of
the ordinance.
Citizens of the Village of Silver Lake are no-
tified that all premises, lots, alleys, etc., in the
Village of Silver Lake should be thoroughly
cleaned of all rubbish and ashes or refuse of any
kind before Saturday, May 13. On Saturday,
May 13, a thorough inspection of all premises
will be made and if not cleaned, the village will
clean the premise and the expense will be
charged to the property owner.
The pupils of St. Joseph School will present
the three-act comedy-drama, “A Street Boy’s
Honor,” on Sunday, April 30, at the St. Joseph
Club Rooms.
The senior class of Silver Lake High School
will present the play, “Up the Hill to Paradise,”
on Friday evening, May 5, at the Silver Lake
Auditorium.
A public auction will be held on the James
Yurek farm in Hale Township, 2
1
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east of Silver Lake on County Road 2, on
Wednesday, May 3.
50 YEARS AGO - APRIL 23, 1964 —Ken-
neth Mallak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mal-
lak, has been selected by Silver Lake American
Legion Post 141 to attend Legion Boys State
June 14-20 at the St. Paul campus of the Uni-
versity of Minnesota.
The Silver Lake High School FFA is sponsor-
ing a big smelt fry Friday, April 24, at the Silver
Lake Public School cafeteria.
Melvin Wurzburger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Wurzberger, has been promoted to specialist
fourth class.
LeRoy Pokornowski, a sophomore at St.
Cloud State University, is chairman of the pro-
gram committee for Parents Day on Sunday,
May 3, at the college.
Mrs. Frank Robison, 34, passed away on Fri-
day morning, April 17, at St. Mary’s Hospital,
Winsted. Funeral services were held on Mon-
day, April 20, from the Holy Trinity Catholic
Church, Winsted.
A son was born March 30 to Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Humlicek.
25 YEARS AGO - APRIL 27, 1989 —The
Silver Lake High School junior/senior prom
will be held April 29 at the Silver Lake High
School gymnasium.
The band and choir from R.D. Parker Colle-
giate High School in Thompson, Manitoba,
Canada, spent last Thursday morning in Silver
Lake and presented a concert to the Silver Lake
Public School students and staff. About half of
the 95 students returned to Silver Lake that
evening for a potluck supper and to meet their
hosts for the evening.
Mark Reese, vocational ag instructor at the
Silver Lake High School, has been nominated
by his fellow teachers as “Teacher of the Year.”
He will now compete with teachers from
throughout Minnesota for the title of “Min-
nesota Teacher of the Year.”
Lakeite junior Pam Klima had a record-set-
ting day last Friday as she set the Silver Lake
High School track record in both the shot put
and the discus in a three-team meet at Waconia.
Other Lakeites who finished in the top positions
were Gordy Chmielewski in the 1600, Kyle
Wawrzyniak in the shot put, Rick Butler in the
high jump, and Tracy Jaskowiak in the long
jump.
Monday afternoon, the Silver Lake Fire De-
partment was called to the Craig Briesemeister
residence in rural Hale Township to extinguish
a brush fire. At about 10:15 p.m. Monday, the
department was called to a car fire on Highway
7 East. The car was owned and driven by Lee
Stewart of Cottage Grove and was considered a
total loss.
Rueben Miller, 67, passed away Tuesday,
April 25, at the Glencoe Area Health Center. Fu-
neral services will be held Friday, April 28,
from the Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church
in Silver Lake.
Rubie Sauter, 92, passed away Monday, April
17, at St. Mary’s Home, Winsted. Funeral serv-
ices were held Thursday, April 20, at the Mora-
vian Church, Waconia.
Daniel and Karen (Smykalski) Gensmer are
the parents of a daughter born April 20.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
It’s not often I get emotional
during Silver Lake City Coun-
cil meetings.
Usually, I’m just trying to
stay awake as they discuss dif-
ferent brands of pay loaders,
the details of infrastructure in
the city, or the ever-exciting
audit reports.
But on Monday evening,
after Mayor Bruce Bebo and
the rest of the Council ac-
knowledged the work and im-
portance of the Silver Lake
Leader, I couldn’t help but
shed a few tears thinking
about our little paper coming
to an end.
I didn’t know what to think
when Bebo called Brenda
Fogarty and myself up to the
Council table in his cool, even
voice.
At first, I thought I was in
“trouble.” That maybe I mis-
quoted somebody or underes-
timated the importance of
discussing and buying a new
pay loader.
Then I realized I was being
foolish and I thought he
wanted to discuss what the
city intends to do with legal
notices and future meetings as
we merge with The Chronicle.
But none of that was dis-
cussed. Instead, he announced
that the city was receiving a
generous donation for audito-
rium improvements, and it
was because of the articles
written about the project in the
Leader.
He acknowledged Brenda
for her hard work in sales, be-
cause without her selling ads,
we wouldn’t even have a
paper I could fill with Council
news, Pola-Czesky photos and
other Silver Lake happenings.
I was very humbled by
Bebo’s and the council’s kind
words about my work as a
journalist — especially be-
cause reporters usually have a
reputation of being pesky.
And I’ve certainly been
pesky. Just ask our city clerk,
Kerry Venier, who has always
been helpful clarifying budget
numbers and council actions
when I have a tough time piec-
ing together my meeting notes
Tuesday mornings.
I can’t say it enough how I
wouldn’t have this job or be
able to write these articles
without the support of the
community.
Thank you to all for sending
me story ideas, whether it’s
about the colorful past of the
Gedney pickle growers or the
thrill of the water tower catch-
ing fire during repairs.
Though the news about the
Leader closing has been out
for awhile, the feeling is still a
bit raw for me.
For one, I’m going to miss
my commute to the office. It’s
not very often one has the
chance to run down a flight of
stairs just to get to work.
I’m going to miss being part
of the “business district” in
Silver Lake. I enjoy greeting
customers and seeing familiar
faces bringing in subscription
payments and ads and, of
course, I’ll miss the daily vis-
its from Grandma, who pops
in with a treat of kolaches or
just to say “Hello.”
Yes, I’ll still be out and
about Silver Lake, covering
the exciting monthly Council
meetings, taking photos at
Lakeside events, covering the
summer activities of Dairy
Day, Music in the Park and
Pola-Czesky Days, and every-
thing else happening in town,
but there’s nothing like BSing
about the latest Silver Lake
news over a candy dish in a
cozy little office.
Maybe I’ll just have to set
up shop at the liquor store Sat-
urday mornings over bloody
marys just to stay in the loop.
I’ll bring the candy.
Surprised by gesture, emotions
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
Attending Mass in Czechoslovakia
Tracing Roots
By Ron Pulkrabek
Urdahl to speak at Cokato on April 29
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great pleasure
Because He’s placed within it
The loved ones that we treasure.
He walks among the blossoms
Giving them eternal rest,
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Obituaries
Sydney Ann-Marie Hlavka,
27, of Buffalo, earned her
wings on Thursday April 17,
2014. She was in hospice at
Lake Ridge Care Center in
Buffalo.
Visitation
will be held
Friday, April
25, from 4
p.m. to 8
p.m., at the
P e t e r s o n
Chapel in
Buffalo.
A memo-
rial picnic
will be held
at Sturges Park in June.
Ms. Hlavka was born Jan. 6,
1987, in St. Louis Park, to
Thomas and Sheila (Hundt)
Hlavka.
She graduated from Buffalo
High School in 2004. She was
involved in volleyball, basket-
ball, lacrosse and played the
saxophone in the high school
band.
During high school she was
employed at Bucks Pizza for
many years. Ms. Hlavka grad-
uated from Rasmussen Col-
lege in 2007 with an associate
in applied science medical
coding degree.
After graduation, she
worked as a veterans affairs
agent for IQOR in Golden Val-
ley.
Ms. Hlavka enjoyed snow-
boarding, wakeboarding and
summer was her favorite sea-
son. She loved summer so
much she wore her “Reef” flip
flops and signature zebra sun-
glasses all year round, even in
the winter.
She was a very loving and
giving person who will be re-
membered by all who met her.
She was a very unique and de-
termined individual who
worked hard to reach her
goals. Ms. Hlvaka’s sky-blue
eyes, sunshine smile, vibrant
personality and contagious
laugh will never be forgotten.
Survivors include her par-
ents, Tom and Sheila Hlavka
of Buffalo; brothers, Aaron
Hlavka of Howard Lake, An-
thony (Heather Radman)
Hlavka of Buffalo and Jared
Hlavka of Monticello; paternal
grandmother, Elaine Hlavka of
New Hope; maternal grand-
mother, Gerry Hundt of Buf-
falo; uncles and aunts, John
(Bonnie) Hlavka of Rose-
mount, Ann Marie (Frank)
Schneider of Champlin, Mark
(Ruth) Hlavka of St. Michael,
Amy (Jim Chabot) Sworan of
Phoenix, Ariz., Mary Kay
(Dan) Billadeau of Rochester,
David Hlavka of Portland,
Ore., Karen (Warren) Ogden
of Raeford, N.C., Julie (Mark
Nowak) Ollikain of Buffalo
and Susan Hundt of St. Louis
Park; numerous cousins, rela-
tives and friends, especially
best friends, Lia, Kyle, Sam,
Josh, Aubbie and BJ; and her
kitties, Spooky and Lola.
Preceding her in death were
her paternal grandfather,
Joseph B. Hlavka; her mater-
nal grandfather, George
Hundt; and uncles, Jerome and
Kevin Hlavka.
The Peterson Chapel in Buf-
falo is serving the family. On-
line condolences may be made
at www.thepetersonchapel.
com.
Sydney A. Hlavka, 27, of Buffalo
Sydney
Hlavka
Kenneth Roy Tupa, 64, of
Brownton, died Friday, April
18, 2014, at Hutchinson
Health.
A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held
Friday, April
25, at 11
a.m., at
Holy Family
C a t h o l i c
Church in
Silver Lake.
Visitation
will be
t o d a y
(Thursday),
from 4 p.m.
to 8 p.m., at the Maresh Fu-
neral Home, Silver Lake.
Parish prayers will be held at
6 p.m. Further visitation will
be held one hour prior to serv-
ices on Friday.
Pallbearers will be Jeffrey
Tupa, Ray Fiala, Randy
Hogan, Derek Kottke, Harvey
Mikolichek and Chris Tupa.
Interment with military rites
will be held at Bohemian Na-
tional Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Mr. Tupa was born Sept. 19,
1949, in Hutchinson, to Jerry
and Gertrude (Mallak) Tupa.
He enjoyed playing cards,
riding motorcycles, visiting
the casinos and fishing with
his family. He was a funny
person who loved to talk and
chat with people. He truly en-
joyed his grandchildren and
loved watching them play.
Survivors include his wife,
Justa Tupa; children, Christo-
pher Tupa and fiancé Lisa
Battcher, Jenifer (Brian)
Kretsch, Patrick Tupa and fi-
ancé Jodie Epperly, Michael
(Jamie) Tupa, Matthew Tupa
and partner Joe Parisse,
Amanda Tupa, Joshua Frauen-
dienst, Roy Tupa, Allan Perez,
Pedro Perez, and Josue Perez;
grandchildren, Jesse, Kaitlyn,
Kylee, Tony, Katie, Jessica,
Samantha, Hunter, Allie, Con-
nor, Camron, Collin, Racheal,
Devan, Summer, Rebecca,
Axel and Anthony; brother,
Gerald (Sandra) Tupa;
nephews, Keith and Wayne
Tupa; nieces, LuAnn Tupa and
Lori (Bruce) Schleif; great-
nephews, Benjamin, Nicholas,
Zachary and Joshua; many
cousins, other relatives and
friends.
He was preceded in death
by his parents and niece
Melissa Tupa.
The Maresh Funeral Home,
Silver Lake, assisted the fam-
ily with arrangements. On-line
condolences can be made at
www.mareshfuneralhome.
com.
Kenneth Roy Tupa, 64, of Brownton
Kenneth
Tupa
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
320-327-2265
http://silverlakechurch.org
Sat., April 26 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., April 27 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; morning worship
service with guest speaker Gerry
Caillouet of God’s Great Out-
doors Radio, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
school for all ages, 10:35 a.m.
Wed., April 30 — Confirma-
tion class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7
p.m.
Sat., May 4 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; 30-hour famine be-
gins.
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
2843.
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
320-327-2452
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends
@embarqmail.com
Carol Chmielewski, pastor
Office hours: Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., April 27 — Worship with
fellowship to follow, 10 a.m.
Wed., April 30 — Light supper,
5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.;
choir practice, 7 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY
FAMILY
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., April 24 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; area pas-
toral council, 7 p.m.
Fri., April 25 — Mass, 8 a.m.
Sat., April 26 — Reconcilia-
tion, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., April 27 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
Divine Mercy celebration, 2 p.m.;
Mass, 8 p.m.
Mon., April 28 — No Mass;
Lori Penas at gather meeting in
New Ulm, 10 a.m.
Tues., April 29 — Mass, 8
a.m.; eucharistic adoration, 8:30
a.m.-10 p.m.
Wed., April 30 — Life Touch
photo sessions, 2 p.m.-9 p.m.;
Mass, 5 p.m.; first- through sixth-
grade religious education, 5:30
p.m.-6:45 p.m.; seventh- through
11th-grade religious education, 7
p.m.-8:15 p.m. (final exams and
essays).
Thurs., May 1 — Rosary and
Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:15 a.m.;
CCW, 7 p.m.
Fri., May 2 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
First Friday calls; KC awards
banquet, 6 p.m.
Sat., May 3 — First commun-
ion practice, 9 a.m.; no reconcili-
ation; first communion Mass, 6:30
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 27 — Worship, 9:30
a.m. and 6 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 27 — 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 27 — Sunday
school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15
a.m.
ST. PIUS X CHURCH
1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., April 24 — Mass at
GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; junior
choir practice, 2:50 p.m.; Schoen-
statt boys’ group meeting, 2:50
p.m.; area pastoral council, Holy
Family, 7 p.m.
Fri., April 25 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20
a.m.; no Spanish Mass; NUD-
CCW board meeting in New Ulm.
Sat., April 26 — NUDCCW
convention, New Ulm, 7:30 a.m.;
Spanish baptism session, 10 a.m.;
St. Pius X Catholic United Finan-
cial spring boutique; KC Tootsie
Roll event; reconciliation, 4 p.m.;
Mass, 5 p.m.
Sun., April 27 — Divine Mercy
Sunday; St. Pius X Catholic
United Financial spring boutique;
KC Tootsie Roll event; Mass, 9:30
a.m.; Spanish Mass with baptisms,
11:30 a.m.; Spanish religious edu-
cation for children and adults;
diocesan celebration of Divine
Mercy at Holy Family, 2 p.m.;
Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake,
8 p.m.
Mon., April 28 — No Mass;
HandS committee and evangeliza-
tion and catechesis committee
meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., April 29 — Morning
prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.;
Spanish adult catechesis, 7 p.m.
Wed., April 30 — Catholic
United Financial meeting, 1 p.m.;
evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass,
6 p.m.; kindergarten through
sixth-grade religious education, 7
p.m.-8 p.m.; seventh- through
11th-grade religious education, 7
p.m.-8:15 p.m.; senior religious
education session, 7 p.m.
SHALOM BAPTIST
CHURCH
1215 Roberts Rd. SW.,
Hutchinson
Rick Stapleton, senior pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship pas-
tor/director of
student ministries
Sun., April 27 — Adult growth
groups, Sunday school and wor-
ship, 9 a.m.; adult growth groups
and worship, 10:30 a.m.; discover
membership, noon; Shalom run-
ning group, 4 p.m.; Financial
Peace University, 7 p.m.
Mon., April 28 — 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 27 — Worship and
baptism, 9 a.m.; Sunday school,
10:15 a.m.
Church News
April 28-May 2
Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Hamburger, baked
beans, pineapple, bun, margarine,
rhubarb sauce, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Chicken paprika,
brown rice, creamed corn,
peaches, cream puff dessert, low-
fat milk.
Wednesday — Italian meat
sauce, spaghetti noodles, lettuce
with dressing, green beans, garlic
bread, margarine, ice cream, low-
fat milk.
Thursday — Pork loin, carrots,
dinner roll, margarine, poke cake,
low-fat milk.
Friday — Salisbury steak,
parslied whole potatoes, squash,
bread, margarine, blushing pears,
low-fat milk.
GSL Elementary
Breakfast
Monday — Apple all sports
bites, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Vanilla sound bites,
low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Blueberry muffin,
string cheese, low-fat milk.
Thursday — Sunrise bites, low-
fat milk.
Friday — Vanilla sound bites,
low-fat milk.
Helen Baker Lunch
Monday — Chicken corn dogs,
oven-baked beans, Italian-sea-
soned carrot fries, apple wedges,
pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Barbecued riblet on
a whole-grain bun, seasoned corn,
broccoli florets with dressing, ba-
nana, applesauce.
Wednesday — Pancakes with
syrup, scrambled eggs, oven-
baked tater tots, celery sticks with
dressing, grapes, peaches.
Thursday — Not available.
Friday — Not available.
Lakeside Lunch
Monday — Chicken corn dogs,
ham and cheese on a whole-grain
bun, oven-baked beans, Italian-
seasoned carrot fries, apple
wedges, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Barbecued riblet on
a whole-grain bun, chef salad with
cheese, egg and croutons, bread
stick, seasoned corn, broccoli flo-
rets with dressing, banana, apple-
sauce.
Wednesday — Pancakes with
syrup, scrambled eggs, yogurt,
American cheese and crackers fun
lunch, oven-baked tater tots, celery
sticks with dressing, grapes,
peaches.
Thursday — Not available.
Friday — Not available.
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 ul-
timate breakfast round and yogurt,
diced peaches, low-fat milk.
Thursday — Breakfast pizza or
Cinnamon Toast Crunch and apple
cinnamon muffin, mixed fruit, low-
fat milk.
Friday — Sausage, egg and
cheese biscuit or ultimate break-
fast round and yogurt, orange juice
cup, low-fat milk.
Junior, Senior High Lunch
Monday — Barbecued pork ri-
blet on a whole-grain bun, oven-
baked beans, oven-baked potato
wedges, confetti cole slaw, baby
carrots with dressing, apple,
pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Oven-baked meat-
balls in gravy over seasoned rotini
noodles, bread stick, seasoned
carrots, jicama, cucumber and fruit
salad, red-pepper strips with dress-
ing, banana, applesauce.
Wednesday — Spicy chicken
patty or grilled chicken on a whole-
grain bun, oven-baked tater tots,
seasoned corn, broccoli salad with
raisins, jicama sticks with dressing,
baked apple slices, peaches.
Thursday — Not available.
Friday — Not available.
Menus
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
Hitting its first bump in the
road of the 2014 season, the
Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball
team lost a tough one, 3-2, to the
hosting Hutchinson Tigers Mon-
day.
Previous to the loss, GSL
notched a 6-1 victory over the
New London-Spicer Wildcats in
the season’s first home game on
April 15.
The Panthers rode a 2-1 lead
over the Tigers into the seventh
inning behind the arm of junior
Tanner Grack, who gave up the
lone run in the bottom of the third
to Mitch Kurth.
Grack walked Matt Kieser to
lead off the seventh, prompting
Head Coach Dean Schwirtz to
replace him with Cole Petersen.
Jayden Fleck reached on a past
ball, and a throwing error by
Tristan Weber allowed Kieser to
score, and Fleck to reach third
with no outs.
Kurth went down swinging
for the first out before Keegan
Macemon dribbled a bunt and
reached on a fielder’s choice,
plating the winning run.
Matt Kieser was the winning
pitcher for Hutch. He pitched
two innings and surrendered
only one hit and struck out two.
Cole Petersen earned his first
loss of the season, only pitching
for .33 of an inning, but gave up
the game winning run while
recording two strikeouts himself.
Grack pitched six innings, giv-
ing up five hits, two earned runs,
walked three and struck out two.
Schwirtz said the loss was a
“tough one,” especially after a
great pitching performance by
Grack. But he liked the poise of
his team, despite the errors.
The Panthers will have ample
opportunities to put that perform-
ance in the past, as they played
Orono on Tuesday at Vollmer.
Friday, the team travels to An-
nandale before hosting Holy
Family Catholic School on Tues-
day, April 29, for a rivalry game.
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
The streak of wins came to an
end Monday for the Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake softball team, as it bat-
tled back and forth with a tough
squad from Hutchinson, ulti-
mately falling 13-9.
Previous to Monday, the team
got off to a 3-0 start with wins
over Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity,
Mound Westonka and an 11-1
victory over New London-Spicer
on Tuesday, April 15.
The loss to the Tigers was dis-
appointing, but Head Coach
Steve Davis said he learned a lot
about his team.
“We were 3-0. We played
well, but there are little things
that you need to do to win,”
Davis said. “They (Hutch) ex-
posed some weaknesses we
knew we had – we haven’t had
balls hit in some places yet - but
we’ll fix that. I’m happy with
how we battled back and gave
ourselves a chance to win.”
GSL twice battled back from
deficits to take the lead, but could
not stave off the Tigers in the
final inning.
A two-inning, nine-run bar-
rage by the Panthers wouldn’t
hold in the seventh, as the Tigers
picked the perfect time to play
small ball.
Taylor Niece and Maddison
Messner, two captains for the
Tigers, led off with singles, be-
fore Alyssa Hart reached on a
well-placed bunt to load the
bases with no outs.
Madalyn Fauth doubled and
scored the two captains, and
McKenzie Ketcher dribbled a
ball right underneath Ellie
Lepel’s glove at second in the
next at bat, scoring two more.
Ketcher later scored on a single
by Mariah Mraz for the 13-9 lead
heading into the bottom of the
final inning.
Becca Green was rung up on
strikes leading off. Amanda
Meyer followed with a ball up
the middle for a single, hopefully
sparking another comeback.
But Rachel Rusten hit a line
drive to the shortstop, resulting in
a fielder’s choice and the second
out, and Lepel was caught look-
ing once more for the final out
with Steph Klockmann warming
up on deck.
Moriah Maunu pitched all
seven innings for GSL in the
loss.
Klockmann had the best day at
the plate, going 3-4, and nearly
hit for the cycle with a single,
double and triple, and three
RBIs.
The Panthers traveled to
Orono on Tuesday, and host An-
nandale on Friday before Nor-
wood Young America visits on
Monday. GSL then plays Holy
Family Catholic School in Vic-
toria on Tuesday, April 29.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, April 24, 2014 — Page 5
Sports
BOYS’ GOLF
BASEBALL
SOFTBALL
GSL Panther
Spring
Sports
April
01.....at Lester Prairie ..Postponed
11.....at Mound Wtka.........W,11-1
15.....NLS............................W,6-1
21.....at Hutchinson ..............L,3-2
22.....Orono .........................W,2-1
25.....at Annandale .................4:30
29.....Holy Family..................4:30
May
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
April
04.....NYA......................Canceled
10.....Lester Prairie..............W,9-3
11.....Mound Wtka.............W,11-1
15.....at NLS ......................W,11-1
21.....Hutchinson................L,13-9
22.....at Orono.....................L,11-0
25.....Annandale.....................4:30
29.....at Holy Family..............4:30
May
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
April
07.....at NYA..................Canceled
21.....GSL Invite ......................3rd
22.....at Litchfield ....................5th
24.....at New Ulm...................1:00
28.....at Minnetrista................1:00
May
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
GIRLS’ GOLF
April
07.....at NYA..................Canceled
15.....at Annandale ...................4th
21.....GSL Invite.......................1st
22.....at Dassel-Cokato ............3rd
24.....at New Ulm...................1:00
28.....at Annandale .................1:00
May
01.....GSL ..............................3:30
06.....at Litchfield ..................3:30
08.....at Becker ......................2:00
15.....at NLS...........................3:30
19.....at Dassel-Cokato.........Noon
TRACK AND FIELD
TRAP TEAM
April
08.....at Mankato West ..................
...................(Boys 3rd) (Girls 4th)
10.....at Willmar ............................
...................(Boys 6th) (Girls 5th)
14.....at Holy Family ......Canceled
21.....at Shakopee..........................
.................(Boys 7th) (Girls 10th)
22.....at Dassel-Cokato...........4:30
28.....GSL conf. meet .............4:30
29.....GSL invite.....................4:00
May
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
Steph Klockmann rounded second on her way to a
triple Monday versus Hutchinson. GSL lost 13-9, as
Klockmann went 2-4 at the plate with three RBIs.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Captain Lexi Kerslake watches her putt on hole 17 dur-
ing GSL’s home triangular on Monday. Kerslake shot a
107 as the team’s No.1 golfer, but turned in the third
best scorecard for GSL, finishing the front nine with
55, and the back with 52.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Girls take 1st,
boys 3rd at home
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
May
05.....Second Competition .....5:00
12.....Third Competition ........5:00
19.....Fourth Competition .....5:00
26.....Fifth Competition .........5:00
June
02.....Sixth Competition.........5:00
06.....Championship meet .....TBD
07.....Championship meet .....TBD
08.....Championship meet .....TBD
14.....State tournament ..........TBD
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
It’s only early, but the Glen-
coe-Silver Lake boys’ and
girls’ golf teams ended their
home triangular with Waconia
and New Ulm on opposite
ends of the spectrum.
Scott Eckhoff’s girls took
first at the event Monday, fin-
ishing their home course with
420 strokes. New Ulm fol-
lowed with 449. Waconia shot
534.
The boys didn’t have the
same success, turning in a 411
while Waconia’s JV team shot
a 395. New Ulm smashed both
teams with a 324.
The boys played at Litch-
field Tuesday, and the girls at
Albion Ridges in Annandale
for Dassel-Cokato’s home
meet. Both teams travel to
New Ulm for an invitational
today (Thursday), before pick-
ing up on Monday at South-
brook in Annandale.
Girls
Playing only nine holes due
to weather at Annandale’s
Southbrook on April 15, the
Panthers took third out of five
teams with a 228.
The biggest surprise of the
season so far has been the
steady play of the team’s No.
6 golfer, Lindsay Wedin.
Wedin tied with Allison Eis-
chens at Annandale, shooting
a 55, before turning in the
team’s best score on Monday,
a 100. She split 50-50 on the
front and back, earning second
place behind New Ulm’s
Corinne McKeeth, who shot
88.
Lizzy Gran took home third
place with her 105-stroke per-
formance, shooting a 49 on the
front half before finishing the
last nine at 56.
Team captain and No. 1
golfer, Lexi Kerslake, has yet
to turn in a team-best perform-
ance, though she’s not far off
from the scores Wedin has
posted so far.
Kerslake shot a 59 at An-
nandale before the weather
discontinued the meet, and
finished her home course with
107 strokes. Her 55 on the
front nine hurt, but the 52 she
posted on the back nine was
second on the team, and third
best for the meet.
Boys
While the golfers them-
selves may have been frus-
trated with the scores at their
home tri, boys’ Head Coach
Chad Koenen said he saw
some “good course manage-
ment” from a few of his guys.
The meet’s top three
golfers: Kelton Schmitz shot a
73, Jonah Cooper an 83, and
Ethan Kraus an 84.
Senior Lou Iacona turned in
GSL’s best performance, a 92,
while golfing No. 1.
Patrick Fehrenbach shot a
105 for the second best per-
formance on the team while
golfing No. 4.
No. 5 golfer, Eric Steffel
was one behind with a 106,
and Dylan Schuth took 108
strokes in the No. 3 spot.
Trevor Posusta completed
the course with 112 strokes at
No. 6, and No. 2 golfer Tate
Lilienthal had a tough outing,
shooting a 116.
Track teams take last at Shakopee
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
It was tough sledding for the
Glencoe-Silver Lake track and
field teams at the Shakopee re-
lays on Monday.
The boys took seventh out
of seven teams with a score of
183, while the girls scored
121.5 claiming last out of 10
teams.
Scoring at the meet included
three individual performances
in each event, leaving GSL at
a disadvantage with bigger
schools like Blaine, Coon
Rapids, Stillwater and
Burnsville in the mix.
Despite the disadvantage,
the GSL 4x800-meter relay
team of Garrett Ardolf, Jac
Chelman, Michael Schaefer
and Brandon Richter brought
home first with a time of
8:46.92.
“To win against the compe-
tition is very impressive,” said
boys’ Head Coach Josh Met-
calf. “They wanted to run a
faster time, but it was very
windy. We pulled them out of
their other events and will try
to improve that time today
(Tuesday).”
Adam Eberhard hit a per-
sonal best in the shot put with
a toss of 44 feet, 9 inches,
good enough for seventh place
at such a competitive meet.
Highlighting the girls’ per-
formance was another solid
turn in by the 4x200-meter
relay squad of Kelly Arnold,
Taylor Nova, Emily Muetzel
and Shelby Clouse.
“The 4x200 keeps dropping
time,” girls’ Head Coach Robb
DeCorsey said. “I’m very
proud of how we performed
and competed against the big
schools.”
The Panthers competed at
the quad in Dassel-Cokato
Tuesday that featured Mound
Westonka, Orono and the host-
ing Chargers.
GSL then hosts back-to-
back meets starting Monday,
when DC, Litchfield and New
London-Spicer come to town
for the first home meet in over
a year. The GSL invitational
follows Tuesday, April 29, at 4
p.m.
Tigers oust Panthers
with 5 runs in the 7th
Teddy Petersen attempts to catch a Hutchinson
baserunner stealing Monday afternoon as the Panthers
fell 3-2. GSL had a 3-1 lead heading into the final in-
ning, but gave up a pair of runs.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Lori Copler
GSL stumbles to Hutch 3-2
By Rev. Richard Marks
Singing Friends Chorus
The 10th anniversary of the
Singing Friends Chorus cele-
brates with two concerts: one
on Saturday, April 26, at 2
p.m., at St. Mark Lutheran
Church, 211 Adams Ave. S.,
New Germany, and the other
on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m.,
at Church of Peace, 424
Franklin St. N., Norwood
Young America (NYA). There
will be a light reception after
each concert.
A committed core of 11
singers guided the Singing
Friends Chorus through 10
years of singing. The director,
Karen de Boer, Glencoe, and
the keyboard accompanist,
Carrie Knott, Winsted, are
joined by nine chorus mem-
bers: sopranos, Betty Diers,
Winsted; Diane Hoffman,
Hamburg; Juliene Klauster-
meier, NYA; and Margaret
Stoeckmann, Hamburg; altos,
Sandra Frederickson, Glencoe,
and Bev Mellgren, NYA;
tenor, Roger Sauerbrey, NYA;
and basses, Don Herrmann,
Waconia, and Earl Wendorf,
New Germany.
Since its first concert season
in 2004-05, the chorus has
grown in size from 18 mem-
bers to nearly 30 singers.
This spring, the Singing
Friends Chorus is presenting
some of the group’s favorite
songs of the past decade.
“The Earth Adorned” (Psalm
of Summer) was first sung at
the spring concert in 2005. The
“unofficial” Korean national
anthem, “Ahrirang,” was per-
formed by the chorus in 2006.
The women in the choir
sang, “Can’t Help Lovin’ That
Man” (from the musical Show
Boat) in 2007, while the men
performed the Irish ballad,
“Star of the County Down.”
Also in 2007, the chorus
sang the moving, “E’en So
Lord Jesus, Quickly Come” by
Paul Manz. In 2009, the jazzy
number, “Straighten Up and
Fly Right,” (made famous by
Nat King Cole) was per-
formed.
In 2010, the chorus pre-
sented the rousing Johnny
Cash hit song, “I’ve Been
Everywhere.” In celebration of
the love of singing, in 2011,
the singers shared, “I Have
Had Singing.”
All of these songs — repre-
senting a wide variety of mu-
sical genres — will be
performed in the 2014 con-
certs.
On Sunday, June 22, the
chorus sings at St. Mark
Lutheran Church’s 100th an-
niversary service. It will per-
form five songs and anthems
in German — two of these
works will be sung at the
spring concerts: a song of re-
joicing, “Ehre sei Gott,” and
the German Doxology, “Preist
Gott.”
In addition, the Singing
Friends Chorus presents the
evocative spiritual, “The Lily
of the Valley,” and the incred-
ible, “The Prayer,” made fa-
mous by Celine Dion and
Andrea Boccelli.
Also showcased in this
year’s concert is Paul Chris-
tiansen’s stately arrangement,
“This is My Father’s World,”
and is surrounded by the dy-
namic spiritual, “I Hear Amer-
ica Singing.”
Director de Boer sings the
amazing Bette Midler’s, “The
Wind Beneath My Wings.”
Roger Sauerbrey of NYA and
Carol Hobert, Cokato, a
brother and sister duet, provide
an old favorite, “I Need
Jesus.”
Central to the Singing
Friends Chorus are two songs
which have been key for 10
years. The chorus experience
is captured by one of the
group’s favorite pieces, “How
Can I Keep From Singing,”
which has become a signature
number for the choir. The sec-
ond song, “Preist Gott,” is the
backbone anthem which the
chorus sings together in a cir-
cle at the end of each concert.
The soprano-alto-tenor-bass
choir presents two annual
singing events: Christmas con-
certs in December and spring
musical shows in April and
May.
The Singing Friends Chorus
sings a wide range of musical
compositions, including
Broadway musicals, folk
songs, patriotic numbers,
world music, spiritual songs,
classical choral music and
popular tunes from all differ-
ent eras.
The 30 members of the
Singing Friends Chorus per-
form in Carver, McLeod, Sib-
ley and surrounding counties.
They are from Cokato,
Cologne, Glencoe, Green Isle,
Hamburg, New Germany,
NYA, Waconia and Winsted.
The central Minnesota
singers range in age from their
30s to their 80s — and come
from many walks of life. The
chorus believes that singing is
a joyous happening and should
not be limited to people of a
certain age or level of musical
training.
For more information or to
volunteer to sing in the chorus,
contact Singing Friends Direc-
tor Karen de Boer at 320-864-
2742.
Page 6 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, April 24, 2014
Holy Trinity honor roll list
The following area student was named to the third-quar-
ter “A” honor roll list at Holy Trinity Catholic School in
Winsted: Katlyn Pokornowski, seventh grade, daughter of
David and Tammy Pokornowski of Silver Lake. On the “B”
honor roll list for the third quarter are Evelyn Penas, ninth
grade, daughter of Bob and Peni Penas of Silver Lake, and
Steph Hoffmann, ninth grade, daughter of Tom and Bev
Hoffmann of Silver Lake.
Grack, McCarthy note birth
Dawn Grack and Mark McCarthy of Montrose announce
the birth of their son, Dennis Oswald McCarthy, on April
9, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Dennis
weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches long.
His older siblings are Collyn, Marshall and Brayden.
Grandparents are Cindy Flatgard of Winsted, Jerome Grack
of New Auburn, Oswald Christen of Silver Lake and Julie
McCarthy of Hastings.
People News
Bacon Vegetable Quiche
Ingredients:
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
2-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups fresh baby spinach
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup crumbled tomato and basil feta cheese
Directions:
Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thick-
ness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450˚ for 8 min-
utes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the mush-
rooms, broccoli and onion in oil until tender.
Add spinach; cook until wilted. In a large bowl,
whisk the eggs, milk, rosemary, salt and pepper.
Stir in the vegetables, cheddar cheese and
bacon. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with feta
cheese. Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake at
375 ˚ for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife in-
serted near the center comes out clean. Let stand
for 5 minutes before cutting.
Bananas and Cream Pound Cake
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
Layers:
2 cups 2% milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant French vanilla
pudding mix
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 package (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping,
thawed, divided
5 medium ripe bananas
Directions:
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until
light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating
well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In an-
other bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda;
add to the creamed mixture alternately with but-
termilk, beating after each addition just until
combined. Transfer to a greased and floured 9-
inch by 5-inch loaf pan. Bake at 325˚ for 40 to
45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes be-
fore removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix
for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes. Mean-
while, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and
condensed milk until smooth; fold in pudding.
Fold in 3-1/2 cups whipped topping. Cut cake
into eight slices; arrange on bottom of an un-
greased 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish, trim-
ming to fit as necessary. Slice bananas; arrange
over cake. Spread pudding mixture over top.
Refrigerate, covered, for 3 hours. Serve with re-
maining whipped topping.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza
Ingredients:
1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
1/2 cup Alfredo sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
10 breaded chicken nuggets, thawed and cut
into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425°. Unroll dough into a
greased 15-inch by 10-inch by 1-inch baking
pan; flatten dough and build up edges slightly.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly
browned. Spread with Alfredo sauce; sprinkle
with garlic salt and Swiss cheese. Top with ham,
chicken nuggets and mozzarella cheese. Bake
8-10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and
cheese is melted.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
The weather gods finally saw fit to give us a reward for
a rough winter: Sunday’s perfect weather! We cooled off
after Monday’s warm start, and we should stay on the
cooler side of things this week as we progress towards the
weekend.
A storm will build into the upper Midwest Wednesday
into Thursday, bringing with it cool temperatures and a de-
cent amount of moisture. Right now, models are hinting at
up to an inch of rain for many areas with some possibly
getting more, depending on exact track.
Thunderstorms also could be a part of this storm, so if
an area would get thunder rainfall totals would be higher.
Things remain cool Friday and Saturday with highs in
the upper 40s to low 50s, with only sprinkles or showers
to worry about.
Another storm is trying to build in from the southwest
Sunday, but the models don’t know how to handle it as they
have been all over the board with forecasts. My best guess
would be a chance of rain showers as it moves closer, but
a track change could leave us high and dry or in the rain
shield, so stay tuned to more up-to-date forecasts.
High pressure tries to move in and warm things up a tad
early next week so, hopefully, we can get closer to the fan-
tastic weather we had Sunday. Have a great end of April
week, all!
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Thursday — Highs 51-58; lows 37-43; rain/thunder.
Friday — Highs 46-53; lows 29-36; clouds/sprinkle or
flurry.
Saturday — Highs 45-52; lows 30-36; mostly clear/night
clouds.
Sunday — Highs 45-53; partly cloudy/showers.
Weather Quiz: What are some of May’s weather ex-
tremes?
Answer to last week’s question: How much rain do we
typically see in April? We normally see about 2.3 inches
of rain in April and 3.4 in May, so it’s that time of year for
the rain to start falling and greening our world back up.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Singing Friends Chorus notes 10th
anniversary with weekend concerts
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Carrie Knott
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AGRICULTURE
Misc. Farm Items
LIESKE TRACTOR
Wanted: Your OLD TRACTORS,
any condition, make or model. We
also specialize in new and used
TRACTOR PARTS AND REPAIR.
Call Kyle. Located west of Hender-
son. (612) 203-9256.
For rent: 30’ and 42’ land rollers.
Also, round corn stalk bales for
sale. (320) 485-3726, (320) 582-
1534.
AUTOMOTIVE
Parts, Repair
$$ DOLLARS PAID $$ Junk vehi-
cles, repairable cars/trucks. FREE
TOWING. Flatbed/ wrecker service.
Immediate pick up. Monday-Sun-
day, serving your area 24/7. (952)
220-TOWS.
EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
1,200 Cow dairy seeking to fill a
farm maintenance position. Will be
responsible for performing preven-
tative and general maintenance on
farm equipment and buildings. Will
also help with field work, manure
hauling, bedding pens, and scrap-
ing pens. Prior work experience re-
quired. must be able to operate
payloaders, skid steers and trac-
tors. CDL a plus. Call (763) 658-
4877 or stop by between 7 a.m.- 5
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Woodland Dairy, Waverly, MN
CONKLIN© DEALERS NEEDED!
Lifetime career in marketing, man-
agement and applying “Green”
products made in America. Full
time/ part time. For a free catalog
call Franke’s Conklin Service now
at (320) 238-2370. www.frankemar-
keting.com.
Owner/Operators with step-deck
trailer for interstate trucking in lower
48 states and Canada. Call Kohout
Trucking, Inc. (320) 444-4108.
Work Wanted
HANDYMAN: Will do remodeling of
kitchens, bathrooms, hanging
doors and windows, painting, sheet
rocking, texturizing or any minor re-
pairs inside or outside. Will also do
cleaning of basements/garages.
Call (320) 848-2722 or (320) 583-
1278.
Shingling and/or steel roofing job.
Also doing siding. David Brown or
Larry Brown (320) 765-8848, (320)
905-0894.
FOR SALE
Heating/Air Conditioning
Special-95% Goodman gas furnace
and programmable thermostat,
$2,200 installed or AC unit, $1,900
installed. J&R Plumbing Heating
AC, Lester Prairie (320) 510-5035.
Lawn, Garden
Our Garden and Gifts Center is
now open for Spring! Save on bulk
vegetable, organic and flower
seeds. Half price on Scott’s grass
seed. Burpee seeds 20-50% off.
THIS OLD HOUSE “Garden and
Gifts,” Highway 5 SW, Arlington.
(507) 964-5990
Wanted To Buy
BUYING JUNK BATTERIES
We buy used batteries. Paying $10
for automotive batteries. We pick
up. Call 800-777-2243.
FOR SALE
Wanted To Buy
WANTED TO BUY: Old signs all
types, farm primitive painted furni-
ture all types, cupboards, cubby
units, locker and pool wire baskets,
wood & metal pieces with lots of
drawers, old pre-1960 holiday dec-
orations, industrial/school items
such as metal racks, stools, work-
benches, lightning rods and balls,
weather vanes, architectural items
like corbels and stain glass win-
dows. Gas station and oil related
items from signs to pumps, dress
forms, old store fixtures, chande-
liers, old lighting fixtures, mantels,
hardware store parts, bins,
feed/grain/seed related items and
old cement statuary/bird baths. We
buy one item and entire estates.
Check out the barns, attic and
basement. Don’t get a dumpster
until you call us first. We are local.
(612) 590-6136 or email
rb7579@msn.com.
REAL ESTATE
Land
Building site consisting of 2.5 or 5
acres north of Olivia. Call (320)
295-1521.
RENTAL
Apartment
2BR Apartment with garage,
water/sewer/garbage included.
$450/mo. No pets. New Auburn
(320) 327-2928.
Now Taking Applications. 1BR
apartment in GLencoe. Must be 62
years of age or older, or disabled.
Some incomed restrictions apply.
Rent based on 30% of income. Call
(320) 864-5282.
RENTAL
Apartment
Updated, spacious one and two BR
apartments in Renville. Includes
heat, water garbage. New stove,
fridge, air conditioner. Pet-friendly.
Call (320) 564-3351 for appoint-
ment.
Want To Rent
Want to rent farmland for 2014 and
beyond. (320) 510-1604.
Wanted: Farmland to rent 2014 and
beyond. Curtis Weckwerth (507)
380-9128, Wayne Franzeen (507)
380-2466.
Young farmer looking for land to
rent for 2014 and beyond. Compet-
itive rates and reference available.
Call Austin Blad (320) 221-3517.
SERVICES
Building Contractors
30 Years professional home repair
service. Interior/exterior. Fair rates
for quality work. Call (320) 359-
0333.
Garden, Lawn Care
Lawn Mowing-Stump Grinding.
Specialty Stump Grinding, LLC.
Bob Novak (320) 327-2975, (612)
581-9661.
Will do garden tilling in Hutchin-
son/Silver Lake area. Call Duane
(320) 327-2309 or (320) 583-3046.
SERVICES
Misc. Service
CUSTOM LOG SAWING- Cut at
your place or ours. White oak lum-
ber decking and buy logs. Give Vir-
gil a call. (320) 864-4453.
LUXURY PARTY BUS Available for
weddings, shuttles, Twins, bache-
lor(ette) parties, birthday or busi-
ness. Contact Dina (612) 940-2184
or www.theurbanexpress.com for
more info.
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Advertising
Deadlines
The McLeod County Chronicle Mondays at Noon
The Arlington Enterprise & The Silver Lake Leader Tuesdays at Noon
The Glencoe Advertiser, The Sibley Shopper
& The Galaxy Wednesdays at NOON
May
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Place your ad in the Silver Lake Leader and receive
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Silver Lake LEADER
104B Lake Ave. • P.O. Box 343
Silver Lake, MN 55381
320-327-2216
Chronicle/Advertiser
716 East 10
th
St. • P.O. Box 188
Glencoe, MN 55336
320-864-5518
SPRINGTIME
Hueser Grain of Glencoe
is currently looking for
full-time owner/operators to
drive in the five state area.
Qualified applicants must
have a current CDL, good
driving record, and two
years of driving experience.
Apply in person or contact
Mark Hueser at
305 7
th
St. E., Glencoe
(Across from Sam’s Tire)
320-864-5891
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RIVER COUNTRY COOPERATIVE
of South St. Paul, MN, is seeking a
qualified CEO/General Manager. This
is a successful retail / bulk energy, grain,
agronomy and feed cooperative with
sales of $140 million with multiple re-
tail locations. Financial and personal
management experience is required.
Email: larry.fuller@chsinc.com or fax
(888/653-5527) resume to: Larry Fuller,
5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck ND 58503.
$1000 SIGN ON BONUS!
Looking for Lease purchase, O/Operators
and O/Operator-drivers to pull our trailer
or yours. We offer excellent revenue,
miles, FCFS dispatch, weekly settlements,
direct deposit, home time. Call Recruit-
ing for incentive info @ 800/845-5838
BASEMENT PROBLEMS SOLVED
Leaky Basement? Walls Bowing?
Cracked Walls or Floors? Over 45 years
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800/348-6247 safedrybasement.com
Providing Realistic Solutions.
IF YOU USED
the blood thinner Pradaxa and suffered
internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, re-
quired hospitalization or a loved one
died while taking Pradaxa between Oc-
tober 2010 and the present. You may be
entitled to compensation. Call Attor-
ney Charles H. Johnson 800/535-5727
COLON CANCER TEST
Over 50 years old? Recommend
this test at home. Over 15,000
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email admin@cfmservicesinc.com
630/271-1866
SAWMILLS
from only $4897.00. Make & save
money with your own bandmill. Cut
lumber any dimension. In stock ready
to ship. Free Info/DVD: 800/578-1363
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MN RESIDENTS
can use a new online app to compare
insurance rates from AAA, Travel-
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10 PERCENT OF AMERICANS
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HAVE YOU LOANED
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www.getmikegetmoney.com 888/438-6453
CANADA DRUG CENTER
is your choice for safe and affordable med-
ications. Our licensed Canadian mail order
pharmacy will provide you with savings of
up to 75% on all your medication needs.
Call today 800/259-1096 for $10.00 off
your first prescription and free shipping.
DISH TV RETAILER
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mos.) & High Speed Internet start-
ing at $14.95/month (where avail-
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stallation! Call now! 800/297-8706
DONATE YOUR CAR
truck or boat to Heritage For The Blind. Free
3 day vacation, tax deductible, free towing,
all paperwork taken care of 800/439-1735
APPLIANCE REPAIR
We fix it no matter who you bought
it from! Call ServiceLive and get re-
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GMH Asphalt
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Photo Credit:
McLeod County
Chronicle
Band – Peter Gepson
Speech – Wanda
Collins
Choir – Randi
Erlandson
Knowledge Bowl –
Vicky Harris
Musical – Pat Hiltner
Art Club – Shanda
Landes
Science Fair – Roxanne
Stensvad
Spring Play – Pat
Hiltner
BPA – Mary Eckhoff
Mock Trial – Tom Schoper
& Joe Morcomb
Robotics – Mike
Sundblad
One Act – Pat Hiltner
Shimanski Orchard
11155 200
th
St., Silver Lake
320-327-0112
Stritesky Trucking
Silver Lake • 320-327-2628
First Community Bank
with locations in Silver Lake & Lester Prairie
320-327-3191
www.fcblpsl.com
Edina Realty
Jeanne Ray, Realtor - RSA, Hutchinson
320-583-7184 • rayjea@mchsi.com
Electronic Servicing
216 Grove Ave. SE, Silver Lake
320-327-2742
www.electronicservicing.net
Crow River Press
170 Shady Ridge Rd., Hutchinson
320-587-2062 • crowriverpress.com
Sumter Mutual
Insurance Company
117 W. Main St., Silver Lake
320-327-2887
Harlan’s Auto Repair
211 N. Lake Ave., Silver Lake
320-327-2255
Kaz’s
Auto & Truck Repair
Hwy. 7, Silver Lake
320-327-2516
Grandma’s Closet
Costume & Prop Rental
104 Lake Ave., Silver Lake
Chris 320-510-1567 • Rhonda 320-327-0144
Hutchinson Health
3 Century Ave. SE, Hutchinson
Clinic 320-234-3290
www.hutchhealth.com
104B Lake Ave.
P.O. Box 343
Silver Lake, MN 55381
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Fax: 320-327-2530
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Hwy. 12, Cokato
320-286-2176
www.holtmotors.com
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