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Vol. 112 No. 18 • Thursday, April 25, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Jerabek to replace retiring Quast at Liquor Store
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer At its regular meeting last Monday, the Silver Lake City Council approved the retirement of Municipal Liquor Store (MLS) Manager Gerald Quast, and hired full-time bartender Jon Jerabek to replace him. Quast submitted a written statement on April 12 that he intends to retire from his position on Saturday, June 29. The Council discussed promoting the position from within the department and Mayor Bruce Bebo, City Clerk Kerry Venier, and Councilor Pat Fogarty met with Jerabek to discuss his interest in the job. Jerabek has been employed at the MLS for four years, and has been learning and doing managerial work for the past two years. “It’s my recommendation that we promote the job from within and hire Jon,” Bebo said. Councilor Eric Nelson agreed, and Jerabek met with the full Council to discuss his qualifications, educational background and experience, his plans for the job and training schedules. The Council suggested he work “side by side” with Quast and approved his start date as manager for June 1. “This will give you a month to work alongside Jerry and get a handle as manager before he leaves,” Bebo said. In other matters, the City Council: • Reviewed the MLS monthly report to find that the liquor store made a net profit of 6.27 percent for March. Total operating revenues were $20,703.76 and total operating expenses were $17,964.11. The year-to-date report showed that sales were down roughly $10,000 from this time in 2012. Venier reported a 12.35 percent net profit for 2013, with total operating revenues at $55,952.18 and total operating expenses at $41,635.59. • Accepted the $2,193.15 in donations toward the purchase of television sets for the MLS, and authorized the MLS manager to purchase three televisions for an amount not to exceed $2,200. • Approved the annual review with step increase for Matt Wojciak, part-time bartender. • Reviewed the public safety report to find that initial planning for Pola-Czesky Days has begun. Chief Forrest Henriksen also reported that the Bike-o-Rama will be held sometime in May. • Approved the purchase of a Stair PRO stair chair from Stryker EMS for the Silver Lake Ambulance service at a cost of $2,657, using the $2,700 donation from the Silver Lake Lions Club. • Approved the purchase of a John Deere lawn tractor from L&P Supply Co. to replace the city’s lawn tractor. Public Works Department Supervisor Dale Kosek said, “it’s basically the same deal as last year. We trade in every year.” • Approved the annual review of Deputy Clerk Kristi Mesenbrink with step increase.
Matt Schuldt named interim president at Silver Lake, LP banks
By Ivan Raconteur Editor Herald Journal The First Community Bank Board of Directors has named Matt Schuldt interim president of First Community Bank, with locations in Lester Prairie and Silver Lake, effective April 15. “Business going forward, for the most part, isn’t going to change,” Schuldt said. “With what occurred, with Douglas Jilek’s passing, we just want the communities – both our communities that we serve, our two locations in Silver Lake and Lester Prairie, we want them to know we’re stable, everything’s going to move forward, and it will be business as usual,” Schuldt said. The only change, he said, will be that he will have office hours in both locations. He will work in the Lester Prairie office Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and in the Silver Lake office Tuesdays and Thursdays. Schuldt noted the bank merged the Lester Prairie and Silver Lake banks into one – First Community Bank. Schuldt said he has always had an open-door policy, and customers will be able to reach him at either location. “I am looking forward to getting to know people and build relationships in Silver Lake,” he added. It’s an honor, but it’s a humble honor, Schuldt said of being named interim president. “I want people to know; ‘your bank is still here for you.’” Schuldt said. “We’ve always had a great staff,” he noted, adding that customers are greeted with a smile and a friendly “hello” when they enter the bank. The staff knows the customers and they know the community, he said. Schuldt grew up in a small town, Caledonia, which had a population of 2,700 at the time. “This community reminds me of my small town,” Schuldt said. “People care. People take care of each other.” He noted local church groups, the Lions Club, Lester Prairie Business Association, and the American Legion are all active in the community. Schuldt noted he enjoys serving the community, and he has become “a very good pancake flipper” since joining the Lester Prairie Lions. Schuldt has been employed as vice president at First Community Bank since September 2009. Schuldt currently lives in Buffalo with his wife, Melissa, daughter, Gabrielle, 6, and son, Samuel, 3.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
2013 GSL prom: ‘Mardi Gras’
On Saturday afternoon, Glencoe-Silver Lake High School hosted their annual Prom event. This year’s theme was “Mardi Gras.” A total of 87 couple participated in the Grand March, which was held in the gymnasium. The junior class created several “photo stations” for couples to stop through and pose for pictures. Above, Luke Weiers and Kaitlyn Boesche stop between stations for the perfect photo opportunity.
City, Civic Association talk auditorium issues
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer Auditorium remodeling plans and repairs were a hot topic of discussion at last Monday’s regular Silver Lake City Council meeting. After hearing there was some “miscommunication” between the City Council and the Silver Lake Civic Association regarding improvements to the auditorium, Civic Association members Harvey Mikolichek and George Jones approached the Council with their “plan” for the building. “We heard that there was some questions as to what we are doing in the building, so we are here to let you all know our plan,” Mikolichek said. He said improvements began two years ago, when the city received a grant for paint from Valspar, and one condition of the grant was that the painting be done by volunteers. The Civic Association was one of the organizations from Silver Lake to volunteer, and after realizing how much more improved the upstairs looked with new paint, the association decided to purchase and replace ceiling tiles, Mikolichek said. “The ball sort of kept rolling. After we purchased the ceiling tiles, we thought, ‘wouldn’t it be nice if we could get these booths out of here,’” Mikolichek said. He then told the City Council that some members of the association and Mayor Bruce Bebo attended the Lake Marion Ballroom auction to purchase tables and chairs. “We spent about $5,000 on tables and chairs to replace the booths upstairs,” Mikolichek said. Bebo and City Council members said they thought the booths located on the outside of the building were going to stay, due to the lack of proper flooring underneath them. “When we saw they were taken out, we only wanted to know what the big picture was. Do you have enough seating? What’s the plan? When’s it going to be done? Those were our questions,” Bebo said. Bebo said he also wondered about the costs to improve the flooring, because he heard it could cost nearly $30,000. Both Bebo and Councilor Eric Nelson said they commend the association for “stepping up” to improve the building. “Kudos to you guys! We just didn’t know the end plan,” Bebo said. “I don’t know where contact got lost. I thought you knew, and I was kind of upset to hear there was some concern,” Mikolichek said. He said that the intent of the association was to have enough tables and chairs for the booths, which they have. Jones added it would be “nice” to finish the flooring, but $30,000 was just “too much” for the Civic (Association). He said the flooring beneath the booths closest to the outside of the auditorium can be repaired with plywood. “We were just wondering, ‘what are they doing up there?’ That plan wasn’t that clear to me,” Nelson said. “We just want to know the big picture. We absolutely appreciate everything the Civic (Association) is doing,” Bebo reiterated. Jones said he also realized that the front of the auditorium needs repair. “Basically, in the front of the building, where the brick is crumbling, is what needs work,” Jones said. He said he had been calcuating preliminary numbers and had a couple of questions. “Is the building on a historical registry? And are there any programs we can apply for to get money to repair it? I’ll gladly do the paperwork,” Jones said. City Clerk Kerry Venier said the auditorium is not on the historical registry, and that there may be programs to apply for grant money. “There used to be grants for these kinds of projects,” Venier said. He added that those grants were used to update safety standards of buildings, such as the grant received to repair the old Henry Hill build-
Photo courtesy of the Herald Journal
Matt Schuldt has been named the interim president of First Community Bank, with locations in Lester Prairie and Silver Lake.
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GSL Board considers fall building vote
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Sportsmen’s Club to meet
The Silve Lake Sportsmen’s Club will meet Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m., at the sanctuary. By Lori Copler Staff Writer It appears the majority of the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board will support another try at a building bond referendum, probably late this fall. The School Board met in a work session Monday night and, while no formal decision was made, it looks as if it it will resurrect its proposed addition to Lincoln Junior High for a November or December vote. The goal of that project is to close the Helen Baker Elementary School in Glencoe and move those children to the new addition. Superintendent Chris Sonju said that while an ECFE/ECSE facility planned to be built this year will help free up space at Helen Baker, that building continues to have safety, technological and other issues. The new ECFE building “buys us a year or two, depending on kindergarten classes coming in,” said Sonju. But when it comes to longterm planning, “we don’t have that building (Helen Baker) in our future.” Michelle Sander, business manager, said the building bond issue also needs to be discussed because it impacts other planned improvements to the district’s school buildings. “A lot of things are hinging on our next steps,” said Sander. For example, Sander said, a “link” door between the school and the Panther Field House needs to be replaced, with an estimated price tag of $5,000. If that door is replaced now, and the school goes through with its planned addition, “we’re throwing that $5,000 away.” School board members indicated that they would like to stick close to a $17.6 million proposal that failed by a 298vote margin in April 2012, 1,741-1,443. There will be a few “tweaks,” the most major of which is the removal of the ECFE/ECSE space, because that is being built this year in a separate project. Sander and Sonju also indicated that there may be some rearrangement of grade levels in the new addition to create a greater separation between the elementary and junior high segments. Sonju also proposed adding some improvements to the Lakeside building in Silver Lake “to continue to say that this building is a part of our plans for a very, very long time.” One of the concerns in past votes, the administrators indicated, is that Silver Lake voters may have perceived the closing of Helen Baker and an addition to the junior/senior high school site as a first step in consolidating all of the district’s students at a central location in Glencoe. Board Chair Clark Christianson indicated that it is time for the board to decide between maintaining the status quo or building for the future. “Is the status quo what we want for the next 20 years?” Christianson asked. And Christianson’s opinion is that the status quo is not what will be best for the district, especially if it wants to retain its students. Christianson pointed to other school districts, such as Maple Lake and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, which have recently completed building projects. “They’re not Taj Mahals, but they serve the purpose,” said Christianson. The Helen Baker building, Christianson said, “is a difficult sell on a first-appearance standard,” because of its age and crowded conditions. But the School Board’s newest member, Donna VonBerge, questioned the affordability of the project for taxpayers. Those who voted against the two previous bond questions weren’t against better buildings, VonBerge said. “It’s not at all that we don’t want a better school,” said VonBerge, “it’s that we can’t afford it, whether we need it or deserve it.” Board Member Kevin Kuester asked if the district “can afford not to” improve its facilities, particularly with 400 children open enrolling to other districts. Board Member Ann Twiss agreed, saying that many open enroll to other districts after seeing the Helen Baker building. “They want facilities that are bigger, brighter and have more room to move around,” said Twiss. Sonju said the Board, in previous proposals, tried hard to find a balance between what the school district needs and what taxpayers can afford, which is why the district came up with a proposal for an addition rather than a whole new building. The closeness of the last vote, Sonju said, indicated that there is community support for a project. Twiss added that the proposed project is “really well reasoned and efficient, and I support this 100 percent.” The administrators indicated that the issue will be further discussed in future work and regular business sessions. In other business, Sander reported that the proposed ECFE/ECSE project is moving along, and should be ready for occupancy by the end of December, as planned.
Polka service set at Faith
The Music and Worship Committee at Faith Presbyterian Church will host a polka service on Sunday, April 28, at 10 a.m. Music will be provided by the James Wendolek Band. Weather permitting, the service will be held outside. Following worship, the Silver Sails Mariner’s Club is sponsoring a “good ol’ fashioned” ice cream social. The menu includes barbecued pork sandwiches, beans, potato salad, pickles, beverage, and ice cream sundaes. A freewill donation will be collected for the social. The public is invited to attend. Bring your lawn chairs.
Crow River ELCA meeting
The spring gathering of the Crow River Conference Women of the ELCA will be held Saturday, April 27, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Brunch and special music will follow, and a business meeting and election of officers will be held. The Rev. Andrea DeGroot-Nesdahl, ELCA Synod minister, will be the guest speaker. Under her leadership, the ELCA Malaria Campaign was successfully launched and is expected to raise $15 million by 2015 in the fight against malaria in Africa. For tickets, contact Pat Johnson at 320-28-2018.
Breakfast to benefit missions
The junior youth group at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Watertown will host a “pancake breakfast extravaganza” on Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the church. The menu includes potato, buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, fresh fruit, Taylor’s sausage, and beverages. A free-will offering will be collected to benefit the Rev. Bruce and Barbara Laabs’ mission work for the Robins’ Nest Children’s Home in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Ridgewater concert April 30
Music will be in the air Tuesday, April 30, when the Ridgewater Concert Choir will perform at the Hutchinson Campus Auditorium. The “Songs from State and Screen” event will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Choral highlights include performances from “Les Miserables” and “Jersey Boys.” Additional selections include numbers from “Newsies,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Into the Woods.”
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ing in Glencoe for abestos abatement. “The whole front of the building needs some care.” Jones said. Bebo added that the crumbling bricks are definitely a safety issue. Jones said he would look into the costs to repair the front of the building, and that the costs would depend on the architectural structure of the building. “My concern is that the front would be dual width, which would cost a lot more to repair,” Jones said. “What’s your gut feeling on costs?” Bebo asked “I’d like to think it could get done at $120,000 or less, but that’s with burnished finish, not demolition,” Jones said. “What do we have set aside for capital improvements?” Bebo asked. “We have about $33,000,” Venier said. “What are we saving it for? I think it’s time we address some of these issues,” Bebo said. Bebo also asked if the city inspector would want a licensed architect involved in the project. “There might be some safety issues where an engineer would be needed,” Venier said. Jones said he will continue to look into costs and calculate repairs for the building. Once more information is gathered, the City Council will discuss the issue at a future meeting.
Silver Lake City Council
Public Hearing and Special Meeting April 29, 2013 7 p.m. Silver Lake Auditorium Agenda
1. Review final assessments for the Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) reconstruction project. 2. Approve sale of $935,000 in bonds to finance Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) reconstruction, hydrant replacement (20), and water meter replacement.
Pola-Czesky meeting Monday
The Pola-Czesky committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the upstairs floor of the auditorium.
Silver Lake Lions meet May 2
The Silver Lake Lions Club will meet on Thursday, May 2, in the Legion Club rooms, beginning with a directors’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting to follow at 7 p.m. There will be a guest speaker.
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‘Spring Clean Up’ set May 4
The city of Silver Lake, in conjunction with Waste Management, will offer a “Spring Clean Up” on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the McLeod County shed on East Main Street. Items that will be accepted include trash bags, old furniture, construction materials, etc. A nominal fee will be charged for disposal. For a complete list of things that will be accepted, and the charge for disposal, contact the city hall at 320-327-2412 or visit www.cityofsilverlake.org.
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County parks to open May 8
McLeod County parks will officially open for the season Wednesday, May 8. Park hours are 8 a.m. to one hour past sunset. All six parks will open that day; they include Buffalo Creek in Glencoe, Swan Lake by Silver Lake, William May Park near Winsted, Stahl’s Lake near Hutchinson, Lake Marion near Brownton, and Piepenburg near Hutchinson. Camping facilities are available at Lake Marion (caretaker’s phone number is 320-328-4479) and at Piepenburg (phone 320-587-2082). All picnic shelters are available on a reservation basis. To guarantee a shelter, call the McLeod County Parks Office at 320-484-4334. A $35 fee is required to guarantee reservations. Picnic shelters are available at Buffalo Creek, Glencoe; Swan Lake, Silver Lake; William May, Winsted; Stahl’s Lake, Hutchinson; two shelters at Lake Marion, Brownton; and two at Piepenburg, Hutchinson.
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Music in the Park June 20; prize donations are sought
As a prelude to Pola-Czesky Days, the first of six Thursday night Music in the Park gatherings will begin Thursday, June 20. There will not be Music in the Park on Thursday, July 4. Watch for schedules, which will be posted soon. The Music in the Park Committee is asking for donations of prizes to be given away at these gatherings. In order to have your donation acknowledged as being donated by you, your business, or organization, please have them to the committee by June 10, so a listing may be compiled. Donors are encouraged to put their names on the prizes if they want to be acknowledged. Any donations turned in to the committee after that date, or brought to Music in the Park, will be listed as given by an anonymous donor. If you have any questions, please call DeNeil or Lisa Thompson at 320-327-2278 or Ray or Sharon Bandas at 320327-3115.
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Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
75 YEARS AGO - APRIL 30, 1938 — Saturday, April 30, the District 6 P.T.A. Convention will be held in Silver Lake at the high school auditorium beginning at 9:30 a.m. Silver Lake men filing for county offices are Clayton O’Hagan for the office of county superintendent of schools and Frank A. Chalupsky for the office of county treasurer. The senior class of Silver Lake High School will present the three-act farce, “For Pete’s Sake,” on Friday evening, May 6, at the high school auditorium. Forty Hour Devotions will begin at the Church of St. Adalbert on Sunday morning and will continue until Tuesday evening. Sen. Ancher Nelson will be the principal speaker at the Silver Lake Farm Bureau meeting on Thursday, May 5, at the village hall. Harold Hlavka of Rich Valley Township District 51 School and Irene Svanda of Hale Township District 62 School are the winners of the declamatory contest and will represent their respective township at the county contest. Bohemian language classes are scheduled to start on Saturday, April 30, at Bohemian Hall with Miss Gladys Svoboda as the teacher. “The Archway,” George Peterson’s popular new dance hall and night club at Sherman Station, will put on a big entertainment splurge on May 8 featuring comedians, banjoist, beauty contest winners, and the famous Beaux Arts Swingingtime Band will furnish music. In addition, a Hollywood cameraman will be on hand to take pictures of the crowd on the dance floor. Angeline Dobis and Emil Halva were married on Tuesday, April 19, in Minneapolis. A son was born on April 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Witucki. Mr. and Mrs. John Horejsi are the parents of a daughter born on April 26. 50 YEARS AGO - APRIL 25, 1963 — Thursday, April 18, the first major thunderstorm of the spring season occurred. Then on Monday, Mother Nature dumped seven inches of wet, heavy snow in the area followed by a welcome rainfall on Wednesday. The Silver Lake High School FFA and FHA are sponsoring their smelt fry on Friday evening, April 26, at the high school cafeteria. The Silver Lake High School Band received an “A minus” rating at the District Music Contest held at Hector. The chorus received a “B” rating. Saturday, May 4, the band and the four small groups that won previously will go to the state contest at Mankato. The annual Silver Lake Fire Department Dance will be held this Saturday evening, April 27, at the Auditorium. Music will be furnished by Eddie’s Mello Kings Orchestra. Francis Ardolf has installed a new tile floor in his store. While working on the floor, Francis suffered a severe hand sprain when the floor he was replacing, where a radiator had stood for years, gave way and he fell. Mrs. Arthur Prochaska was injured when her car collided with another at the outskirts of Hutchinson Saturday morning. Ronald Dostal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dostal, was honorably discharged from the Air Force after serving four years. 25 YEARS AGO - APRIL 28, 1988 — Friday night into Saturday morning about a half inch of snow fell. The Silver Lake Kiddie Pool Committee has signed a contract with J&J Pools of Paynesville to construct a kiddie pool on the west side of the present pool. The installation will be completed by June 1. Three candidates have filed for the two director positions on the Silver Lake Public School Board. Candidates are Clem Artmann, LeRoy Pokornowski and Stan Horstmann. The Citizens State Bank of Silver Lake is holding an open house on Friday, April 29, to meet Arvid Evensvold, president of the bank. Les Kouba, who was in Silver Lake on Sunday to autograph his painting, stopped in at the Sportsmen’s Bar to look over the painting he had done on the back wall of the bar in his early years for Jack Horejsi, proprietor of Jack’s White Owl Inn. The Silver Lake Fire Department responded to two grass fires on Thursday. A wood pile near the rural home of Jim Lawrence accidently started to burn about noon, and at about 5 p.m., a swamp between the Daryl Cacka and Tom Rozeske farms was ignited. Jen Midtaune, 79, former teacher and basketball coach at Silver Lake High School, passed away on Friday, April 22, at Vista, Calif. Dr. Frank Kucera, 93, of Hopkins, died Thursday at the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 23, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Minnetonka. Carol Rueter, 39, sister of Mrs. Duane Yurek, pased away on Sunday, April 24, in Cold Spring. Services were held on April 26 at 11 a.m. from St. Boniface Church, Cold Spring. A 50th Anniversary Open House for Art and Helen Ondracek will be held on Sunday, May 1, at the Presbyterian Church basement. An Open House 40th Wedding Anniversary honoring Eugene and Alice Paul will be held on Saturday, April 30, at the Silver Lake Legion Club Rooms. Phil and Joleen Nowak are the parents of a son born on April 19.
And the Jeep is at it once again ...
Well, Saturday was an eventful day. Not only did I suffer from a camera malfunction at the highlight event of the year (prom), but I had the pleasure of hitchhiking along County Road 2 into Silver Lake after my muffler fell off and got twisted over my rear wheel axle. Let’s start when I got to the prom in Glencoe (early, even!) to peruse the gymnasium to find the best spot for those glamorous photos. I took a few snapshots to test out the flash and my zoom function, and after looking at my photos in the display, I was confident the night would be a success. Then about 3:35 p.m., 10 minutues before the grand march started, I snapped a shot of the emcees and after replaying the photo, I noticed it was much too dark, and that my flash had shut down. Bewildered, I frantically opened the flash and rearranged the batteries, thinking maybe something came loose. Then I remembered I had opened a new pack of rechargeable batteries and cursed myself for not knowing they probably should be charged before use. My question: Who sells uncharged batteries? So quickly, I scurried around the dark gymnasium asking all with cameras, “Do you have double A batteries? What about you? Do you have any double A batteries?” I got a few sympathetic “sighs,” some concerned looks, and, of course, one or two glances of “What the heck
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do you want?” Unfortunately, nobody had any batteries, so I tested my regular fill flash against the prom scenery, and realized it would do. After 233 photos, I found I had more than enough for both The Chronicle and the Leader, and my stress level declined. That is until I heard a loud clunk! driving home around the corner of Iris Road and County Road 2 outside Silver Lake. Familiar with this routine, I pulled over to the shoulder of the road, put on my hazards and got out to look what happened. First, I looked at all my tires to make sure I hadn’t blown one out, and then crouched to find my muffler broke loose and the front end of it was digging into the road, while my tailpipe twisted over the rear axle and got caught in the undercarriage. I let out a big SIGH and proceeded to call Grandma and Grandpa, of course, only to find my cell phone had 5 percent battery left. After the first ring, it died, and I was left to walk into town. Luckily, I was close to Silver Lake, and the weather was nice, so I welcomed the walk to give me a chance to “cool down.” I got maybe 30 yards before Dallas Ehrke and Martha Mielke, a couple of Grandma’s acquaintances, spotted me on their way into town and offered a ride to Grandma’s house. I love living in Silver Lake and knowing people. When we got to Grandma and Grandpa’s, my stress level got the better of me as I tried to fight back tears to tell them what happened. It wasn’t a big deal, but I couldn’t help but think, “Really Jeep, we’re going to go through this again?” Grandpa Roger grabbed some tools and we headed out of town. After about 30 minutes of laying in the dirt, trying to loosen the bracket bolts on the pipe, Grandpa and I got the muffler untwisted, and we worked to get the curvy tailpipe off of the rear axle. It was a success before dark! And I was so thankful for Grandpa and to Dallas and Martha for the ride. We put the busted muffler and tailpipe in my back seat, dusted off our coats, and called it a night. So when you here a loud gurgling and chugging through town, remember, it’s only me until I can get it fixed.
Obituary Cyril ‘Cy’ Navratil, 95, of Silver Lake
Cyril “Cy” Navratil, 95, of Silver Lake, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake. A Mass of Christian Burial was h e l d Wednesday, April 24 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Cyril Navratil T o n y Stubeda was the celebrant. Casket bearers were Gary Kaminsky, Jim Navratil, Dan Navratil, Jim Pichotta, Jerry Svihel and Dennis Tsukinari. Interment with military rites follwed the service at St. Joseph Cemetery. Mr. Navratil was born Dec. 6, 1917, to James and Josephine (Fiala) Navratil on the family farm in Rich Valley Township south of Silver Lake. He was the eldest of his three brothers, Bernie, Gerald and Jim, and three sisters, LaRue, LaVonne and Annette. He attended the Rich Valley country grade school and graduated from Silver Lake Public High School in 1936. He played the trombone in the high school band and was a member of the football team. After high school, he worked at Danek’s Hardware Store in Silver Lake. On Sept. 18, 1940, he joined the U.S. Army along with his brother Bernie, cousin Richard, and friend Willard Urban. Mr. Navratil completed his basic training in Tacoma, Wash. From there, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Air Corps in New Guinea for the duration of World War II. He returned home on Oct. 16, 1945, and went to work at the creamery in Hutchinson. In 1947, he married Gertrude Stachowiak and they had three daughters, Paulette, Ann Marie and Karen. They made their home in Silver Lake, where Mr. Navratil worked with his father and brother Jim for the Standard Oil Company. One of Mr. Navratil’s greatest enjoyments of his work day was having morning coffee with his brother Gerald and his buddies Eddie Wawrzyniak, Leslie Vasek and Ralph Piehl. Together they solved many of the world’s problems in less than an hour. Mr. Navratil especially enjoyed family gatherings and fun times with his brothers. There was always a lot of good-hearted humor and laughter.
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GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2265 http://silverlakechurch.org Sat., April 27 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., April 28 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot Archery graduates, 11:45 a.m.; wild game feed, 5 p.m. Wed., May 1 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time and puppet practice, 7 p.m. Sat., May 4 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., May 5 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship and refreshment time, 9 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service with communion, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot Archery graduates, 11:45 a.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 Mark Ford, Pastor Carol Chmielewski, CLP Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., April 28 — Handbell practice, 8:45 a.m.; polka service, 10 a.m.; Mariner’s Club Ice Cream Social to follow service. Wed., May 1 — Presbyterian Women meeting, 1:30 p.m.; light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. Sat., May 4 — Preschool open house, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., May 5 — Handbell practice, 8:45 a.m.; Confirmation service with fellowship to follow, 10 a.m. CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY 700 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., April 25 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m. Fri., April 26 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sat., April 27 — Mass at St. Pius X, 11 a.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., April 28 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Catholicism series at St. Pius X, 4 p.m. Tues., April 30 — Mass, 8 a.m.; adoration 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Parish Administrative Council, 6:30 p.m. Wed., May 1 — Closing religious education Mass and May crowning, 6:30 p.m.; ice cream social to follow. Thurs., May 2 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; CCW meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., May 3 — First Friday calls; Mass, 8 a.m.; KC award banquet social hour and dinnner at Silver Lake American Legion, 6 p.m. WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 950 School Rd. S.W. Hutchinson 320-587-9443 E-mail: infor@ loversoftruth.com Jim Hall, Pastor Sun., April 28 — 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 28 — 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 28 — Worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wed., May 1 — Family night activities, 6:30 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 31 Fourth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson 320-587-2125 E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net Sun., April 28 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., April 25 — Mass at GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; boys’ Schoenstatt group, 2:50 p.m.-4 p.m.; first communion rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. Fri., April 26 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; no Spanish Mass; NUDCCW board meeting at St. Pius X; NUDCCW Mass, 6 p.m.; NUDCCW dinner, 7 p.m. Sat., April 27 — NUDCCW convention at St. Pius X; NUDCCW convention Mass, 11 a.m.; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., April 28 — DNU junior high festival at Sleepy Eye; first communion Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Spanish religious education for children and adults, 12:45 p.m.; Catholicism series at St. Pius X, 4 p.m. Mon., April 29 — No Mass; principals meeting in New Ulm. Tues., April 30 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; no junior choir practice; Spanish adult catechesis, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. SW., Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, senior pastor Adam Krumrie, worship pastor/director of student ministries Thurs., April 25 — Senior high free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team, 6 p.m. Sun., April 28 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school for children, teens and adults, 9 a .m.; adult growth group, 10:30 a.m.; Couples Connect, 4 p.m. Mon., April 29 — Women’s discipleship, 6:30 p.m.; men’s growth group, 7 p.m. Tues., April 30 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, pastor 320-395-2125 Sat., April 27 — WELCA spring gathering, 8:30 a.m. Sun., April 28 — Quilt Sunday; worship, 9 a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; Financial Peace University, 2 p.m.
He retired from Standard Oil in 1976. He and “Gertie” enjoyed their retirement. For over 20 years, they traveled the United States by car and especially enjoyed spending winters in Florida. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage. Mr. Navratil was a proud member of American Legion Post 141 for over 65 years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his daughters, Paulette (Ray) Slanga and Ann Marie Venezio (Dennis Tsukinari); granddaughters, Alissa and Julie Venezio; sisters, LaRue Svihel and Annette (Jerome) Kaminsky; sisters-in-law, Julie Navratil, Carol Navratil, Deannie Navratil, Doris Stacey and Mildred Stachowiak; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Josephine Navratil; wife, Gertrude; daughter, Karen; brothers, Bernie, Gerald and Jim Navratil; sister, LaVonne Pichotta; and brothers-in-law, Joe Pichotta and Clarence Svihel. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.maresh funeralhome.com.
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Oct. 1, 1913 – April 21, 1994 When we look back upon our life, no matter when or where, at every age and step and stage, our Mom was always there... She made us feel so safe, so loved, her kindness meant so much. We still can hear her words of cheer and feel her gentle touch. If we had news to celebrate, or hopes that had been shattered, she always knew just what to do to show that our feelings mattered. And still today we are glad to say: We still can feel her loving care surrounding us always.
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Rehearsals are under way for the GSL spring play, “Around the World in 8 Plays,” a production which incorporates stories from eight different cultures into a montage, including the Far East, Russian countryside, Japan, India, South Africa and more. The play, directed
by Patrick Hiltner, will be presented May 2-5 in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Auditorium. Among cast members who rehearsed Monday afternoon were, front, from left, Jordan Doolittle, Quentin Proehl, Travis Uecker, Rachel Bonderman and Lili Mallak.
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GSL to stage spring play May 2-5
The Glencoe-Silver Lake spring play, “Around the World in 8 Plays,” will be presented May 2-5 at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Auditorium. The production “Around the World in 8 Plays” by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello is a comedic exploration of tales from around the world. The authors adapted stories from eight different cultures which were published from the late 1800s to the early 1900s into a full length play. “Around the World in 8 Plays” is directed by Patrick Hiltner. Guided by a troupe of traveling actors who happen upon a mall commons area, the audience is transported from the ancient Far East, where a hero must kill a giant centipede to save a dragon king, to the Russian countryside, where a poor orphan must defeat three witches who stole his grandfather’s eyes. These are just two of the eight stories that are presented within the play. With the group of traveling actors we explore plays from Czechoslovakia, Japan, Russia, India, South Africa, the Americas, and Ireland. Although the plays are presented in a comedic manner, each has a moral or lesson. Students have enjoyed exploring the storytelling mode of theatre. Unlike other productions, “Around the World in 8 Plays” is told through storytelling with other actors taking on the roles and portraying the characters. Each story then transitions between the storytellers and the actors. Students must work on acting techniques to keep the transitions smooth. GSL seniors John Seipel and Samantha Iverson lead the group of actors to present the stories. They provide the transitional dialogue between stories with the help of the other actors. Other students participating in the production include seniors, Lindsey Becker, Beth Bonillo, Amber Drong, Jennifer Jacques and Shannon Twiss; juniors, Steph Chastek, Danielle Mathews, and Kayla Williams-Schwarze; sophomores, Sloan Becker, Ellie Forcier, Mariah GuldemannChiariello, Jenna Jochum, Ben Rockswold, Samantha Welch and Richard Wilson; and freshmen, Rachel Bonderman, Tina Bonillo, Jordan Doolittle, Katy Kunkel, Autumn Lindback, Lili Mallak, Leah Peterson, Quinten Proehl, Travis Uecker and Stephanie Welch. Assisting the production as crew members are juniors Tiffany Rusten and Mark Schuth and sophomore Sadie Paumen. The play is truly an ensemble piece with all actors on stage for the entire show and working together to present the multiple stories. One additional element for all students in the spring play this year is that of being actively involved with the technical aspects of the production. Each student is on one of the five crews; scenery, costumes, props, promotions, or sound and lighting. Director Patrick Hiltner has incorporated this back into the spring play this year to allow students to learn about the behind-the-scenes process of theatre as well as the acting process. He has done this with productions in the past and felt that this was a good production with which to bring it back. Students have learned a lot about the crews as they learn what it takes to put on a production. The production of “Around the World in 8 Plays” will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 2, 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m. There also will be a Sunday matinee on May 5 at 2 p.m. There is a charge for admission.
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Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Well, we got our second big winter storm in as many weeks last week with a surprise foot of snow that had computer models guessing right up to the end. One would think that has to be it for winter this year, but nope, a third storm hit the area Monday with more large snow amounts. At this point I am sick of talking about snow, so we will move on to the good news. Behind the storm we will remain on the chilly side of things as a couple reinforcing shots of cold air move through the area. Highs will start creeping up towards the weekend though as spring air pushes into the upper Midwest. Our highs will be kept a little lower than they normally would be due to the extra energy it takes to melt the new snow, but it will definitely feel like spring, finally! Highs Saturday and Sunday could push close to, if not into, the 60s! A weak storm could push through the area late Saturday into Sunday morning, but it will not be anything major. Taking a look at the extended shows a weak cool-down early next week, but another warm-up as we progress through the week. Long-term forecasts hold in a spring-like pattern, so I am going to venture a guess and say we’ve seen the end of winter this year, finally! If you have been wondering, yes, records have been breaking all over the state with all of this April snow we have been seeing, especially in Duluth where it has seen over 40 inches of snow just in April. Have a great week all! Ma dobry wekeendem Mit dobry vikend Wednesday night — Lows 23-29; clouds/snow showers. Thursday — Highs 43-50, lows 32-38; clear. Friday — Highs 54-60, lows 38-44; partly cloudy. Saturday — Highs 58-65, lows 42-48; clear/night shower. Sunday — Highs 60-68; early sprinkle/partly cloudy. Weather Quiz: What are some of May’s weather extremes? Answer to last week’s question: Normal weather this time of year should have us in the upper 50s and typically an active rainy pattern, but obviously this year we are stuck with snow. My only worry now is that we will skip right from winter to summer. Remember, I make the forecast, not the weather!
St. Pius X will host diocesan women’s convention
The Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe will be the host of the New Ulm Diocese Council of Catholic Women 54th annual convention Saturday, April 27. The keynote speaker, Colleen Carroll Campbell, will speak on “My Sisters the Saints.” Her talk will start at 9 a.m. Campbell is an author, print and broadcast journalist, and former presidential speech writer. She writes for national outlets, such as The New York Times, Washington Post, National Review Online, Amerian and First Things, and appears as a commentator on networks such as Fox News, CNN, PBS and NPR, and hosts “Faith & Culture,” a weekly television and radio show that airs internationally on EWTN, the world’s largest religious network. Her newest book is “My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir.” The convention day begins at 7:30 a.m., and the theme is “Be an Instrumentation of Salvation.” Along with Campbell’s keynote address, the day’s events include the celebration of Holy Mass by the Most Holy Rev. Bishop John M. LeVoir, lunch, a silent auction, various displays, vendors, religious article suppliers, and Catholic Q&A with Msgr. Eugene Lozinski. The day concludes at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Carmen Forcier at 320864-6095.
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GSL Panther Spring Sports
BASEBALL
April
26.....Holy Family .................4:30 29.....Annandale ....................4:30 30.....Belle Plaine ..................5:00
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, April 25, 2013 — Page 5
May
02.....Dassel-Cokato - double header ....................................4:00 03.....at New London-Spicer..4:30 04.....Hutchinson..................11:00 07.....New London-Spicer......5:00 09.....at Litchfield - double header.....................................4:30 10.....Waconia. .......................4:30 13.....at Orono ........................4:30 14.....at Delano.......................4:30 15.....Lester Prairie ................4:30 16.....at Annandale .................4:30 17.....at Mayer Lutheran ........4:30 21.....Watertown-Mayer .........4:30 ***
Twins bullpen catcher says snow may be an advantage
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
The back of the golf carts at the Glencoe Country Club read, “No Riders,” but they probably won’t be seeing drivers any time soon, either. The late season snow is giving golf course owners financial headaches by pushing back opening
dates, and also compacting high school golf schedules into about a month of competition, which will take up a majority of opportunities for courses to make money during early spring months.
SOFTBALL
April
26.....Holy Family..................3:45 29.....at Annandale .................4:30
Snow buries golf courses and financial opportunities
By Josh Randt Sports Editor High school golf teams are missing out on competition, while golf courses across the state are missing out on crucial early-season dollars. It has only been about two weeks past the average date that most golf courses and country clubs open their doors to patrons. But the effects might last for weeks, or possibly months, to come. “This is the latest we’ve ever not been open,” Colin Kerslake of the Glencoe Country Club said. “We’ve got a lot of memberships in limbo right now. During these challenging times, with that extra discretionary dollar it’s easy to cut something out.” “Right now we’re utilizing the club for everything but golf,” General Manager Peter Kurvers of the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson said. “In our case we do a lot of weddings, so we’re still pretty active.” Staying active during this lull is one thing, but courses and clubs will feel the effects once weather does cooperate because of the scheduling conflicts with high school teams. “Everytime they cancel it’s harder to reschedule. Sometimes we’re going to have an event four days a week,” Kerslake said. “We’re trying to do the most we can to accommodate everyone, but we have to have the best interest for the golf course in mind, too. If we ruin the course now, our members will see it into June and July. But the high school pays a pretty good fee to get them out here for that month and a half, and we’re trying to accommodate them, too.” “The hard part is trying to get a balanced schedule,” Kurvers said. “We are limited even going into May. It’s almost going to be Monday, Wednesday, Friday where we’ll have a high school event every day ... People have to be understanding. There might be some frustration where it seems like the high school kids are out here every day, and, they are. We just have to deal with it.” Constant schedule changes have certainly tested relationships between course managers and athletic directors. “Kay (Wilson) is getting frustrated, and the kids are getting bored in the gym,” Kerslake said. “We’re going to open up a day early for the high school before the public just to help out ... On one of the days that we had a shotgun on the front nine, we ended up doubling up and having a shotgun on the back nine. So we have two events going on the same day.” “Paul Szymanski is the athletic director for Hutchinson, and it almost seems like a daily thing where we keep rescheduling and pushing events back,” Kurvers said. “I even told the principal that as far as golf is concerned, we’re maybe a week behind average. But that’s assuming that we’re opening up tomorrow, which isn’t going to happen. It’s tough.” Though course managers can do nothing but wait, they seem hopeful and have found silver linings in the pitch white days of April. “Lions bar bingo has been huge for us this winter,” Kerslake said. “We have it coming up this Saturday and the pot is up to $1,199. The last time we had 111 people in here. We’re shooting for 120 on Saturday. People have said we should just turn this place into a bingo hall ... But the course is ready. The pins are in place, tee markers are up and the cups are cut. It’s just a matter of getting the ground temperature up.” “Maybe we’ll get pay back and it’ll turn around and we’ll have the best May we’ve ever had,” Kurvers said optimistically. “I’d rather take that approach than complain about what we do have and what we’ve gone through.”
May
02.....Dassel-Cokato - double header ....................................4:00 03.....Annandale.....................4:00 04.....Hutchinson....................1:30 06.....at Mound-Westonka......4:30 07.....at New London-Spicer..5:00 09.....Litchfield - double header.....................................4:00 10.....at Waconia ....................4:30 13.....at NYA ..........................5:00 14.....Delano...........................4:30 15.....New London-Spicer......3:30 16.....Orono ............................4:30 ***
BOYS’ GOLF
April
25.....GSL...............................4:30 29.....at Mound-Westonka......1:00 30.....at Annandale .................4:30
May
01.....at Ridges at Sand Creek3:00 02.....at New London-Spicer..4:30 03.....at Hutchinson ...............1:00 06.....at Waconia ....................3:00 08.....GSL...............................2:00 09.....Section preview at Becker...................................TBD 10.....at New London-Spicer10:00 13.....at Annandale ...............12:00 15.....at Hutchinson................1:00 16.....at Litchfield. .................4:30 20.....at Baker National Golf School ....................................2:30 22.....at Dassel-Cokato.........12:00 ***
GIRLS’ GOLF
April
25.....at New Ulm...................1:00 26.....at Hutchinson................3:00 29.....at Annandale .................2:00 30.....at Litchfield ..................4:30
May
01.....at Baker National Golf School ....................................4:00 02.....GSL...............................3:00 08.....at Mound-Westonka......3:00 09.....Section preview at Becker...................................TBD 10.....at Annandale. ................4:30 13.....at Baker National Golf School ....................................4:30 14.....at Waconia. ...................4:30 16.....at New London-Spicer..4:30 21.....at Dassel-Cokato...........2:30 ***
By Josh Randt Sports Editor A Minnesota Twins bullpen catcher with area roots says April snow may provide a home field advantage, among other things. Nate Dammann has been the bullpen catcher for the Twins for seven years now. Though he was raised in Maynard, Minn., he says his roots are in Carver County. More specifically, Dammann said his parents grew up between Hamburg and Norwood, and considers the area a “second home.” I caught up with the man responsible for warming up pitchers and throwing batting practice to see how the weather that’s been plaguing high school and amateur athletics is affecting the pros. His answers may or may not surprise you. “The guys are making the best of it, and we’re trying to use it to our advantage,” Dammann said. “The Angels came into town this week and they’re not used to this type of weather. We’ve been in it for a week now.” Being acclimated can provide a number of advantages. Though it seems like the current situation takes more of a toll on the players’ mind set than their bodies. “Teams land and they see the snow. They’re not used to it, and they just want to leave,” Dammann said. “We’re playing better than we did last year. Maybe it’s the fact that we’ve got a home field advantage.” Whether that advantage is real or imaginary is debatable. It may just be coincidental, especially since a number of players on the team come from different climates as well. “There are a few guys from Canada and Minnesota that are used to this,” Dammann said. “But the majority are from California, Florida or even further down south like the Dominican Republic or Venezuela. A lot of them are saying when their families come in for games, it’ll be the first time they’ve seen snow.” If you want to see snow, Minnesota typically doesn’t disap-
Nate Dammann point. But even natives like Dammann are surprised by the current weather conditions of the state. “We took a flight yesterday, and that’s the first time we’ve ever de-iced in season,” Dammann said with disbelief. “We’ve de-iced before, but never in the middle of April ... Once we got above the storm we saw the sun. It was pretty amazing that we had to get 10,000 feet above Minneapolis just to see the sun.” The Twins’ season hasn’t gone unscathed by the weather, either; and Dammann said you can’t expect high school or amateur athletics to stand a chance if pro teams with plenty of resources have to cancel or postpone games. “We’ve had two games canceled and we’ve got the best facility in the world,” Dammann said. “If you’re at a field out in Brownton, or anywhere nearby, you’ve got to wait for it to dry. We have heaters and underground heating. They’re at the mercy of the sun.” But like most seasoned Minnesotans, Dammann knows anything is possible when it comes to weather in this state, and that you are best served not even trying to understand it. Just move on, and play ball. “It’s been an experience, but it’s Minnesota,” he said with a laugh. “You’re at the mercy of whatever’s in store ... But it is baseball season. Believe it or not.”
Glencoe fields young Brewers team
By Josh Randt Sports Editor The Glencoe Brewers find themselves in the midst of reconstruction, which is different than rebuilding. Finishing last year with an 11-18 record and in fourth place in the north division of the Crow River Valley League, the Brewers will field a young team with the hopes of making a run in the region tournament. The team is now co-managed by six-year veteran Stephen Wiblemo, and behindthe-scenes man Matt Godel. Wiblemo will take the field for the Brewers while also comanaging. The two take over for Scott Wawrzyniak, who was a player/manager last year. Wiblemo said he is looking forward to taking on a new role this year with Godel. “It’s been smooth,” Wiblemo said of the transition from strictly playing to also calling the shots. “Matt Godel and I are doing it together as co-managers and it’s helped split the load between the two of us. He helps with a lot of the behindthe-scene type things, like scheduling games and other things that managers have to do to comply with state regulations.” The two are now tasked with not necessarily rebuilding the team, but putting some sort of structure on top of a foundation that has been laid over the past couple years. “The team has changed quite ers last year with a 4.05 ERA and threw the second most strikes on the team with 514. Jamie Paumen had 656 strikes in 68.33 innings pitched, the most of any Brewer. With 49 strikeouts, he also will find himself in the pitching rotation again this season. The co-manager himself also will take the mound for the Brewers. Wiblemo posted a 3.89 ERA with 44 strikes in 44 innings pitched. “We’ll see what my arm lets me do this year,” Wiblemo said. “It’s getting older and older but it’s still got some juice in it.” After that, the Brewers will use some of that youth Wiblemo alluded to for pitching. Defending the warning track for the Brewers will be Tony Paggen in center field. The rest of the outfield is up for grabs, or subject to change once the roster is actually full. “We’ve got a host of more young guys” contending for outfield positions, Wiblemo said. Derek Weber, Travis Rothstein and Parker Kerslake are among the younger guys vying for those spots. Marc Wawrzyniak, Mike Lien and Ryan Styles all saw time in the outfield last year, and will most likely find themselves there at one time or another. The Brewers also will gratefully welcome back Tony Beringer, a jack of all trades. “He’s off in Europe right now, and he’ll be coming back in May,” Wiblemo said. “When he gets back, he’s a bit of everything. Outfield, third base, he can catch. He also brings some more of that veteran presence that we don’t have a lot of right now.” Josh Kraby returns as the two-time, consecutive player of the year for the Brewers, and will play a vital role in run producing. Kraby saw the most at bats of any Brewer last season with 108. He scored 23 runs for the team while batting in another 10, and finished with a season average of .269. He also stole 13 bases, the most on the team. Still, the Brewers will need more offensive production if they want to make a run in the Region tournament, which Glencoe hosts this year. “We have a lot of guys batting in the low to mid .200s. We’ve just got to hit the ball better. We’ve been in the middle of reconstruction for about three years now,” Wiblemo said. “We don’t have a lot of veteran experience, but we do have a lot of young athleticism and I hope that speeds the rebuilding process up.” Even though he mentioned the dreaded “R” word, Wiblemo is optimistic this season is about picking up where they left off last year. Not rebuilding. “I’m hoping that this year is less rebuilding and more of just building off of last year,” he said. “The foundation has been laid. Now we just have to keep building.”
TRACK AND FIELD
April
23.....at Foley .........................4:15 25.....at Belle Plaine...............4:15 29.....at New London-Spicer..4:30 30.....GSL Invitational at Belle Plaine ....................................3:30
May
02.....at Waconia ....................4:00 06.....at Hutchinson................4:00 07.....at Hutchinson Section True team .....................................3:30 14.....at Dassel-Cokato...........4:00 16.....GSL (Conference) Invitational at Hutchinson...............1:00 20.....at Holy Family. .............4:30 23.....Subsection TBD.................. ***
TRAPSHOOTING
All competitions take place at Winthrop Game Protective League except State Tourney events April
18.....Reserve Scoring............5:00 25.....First Competition..........5:00
May
02.....Second Competition .....5:00 09.....Third Competition ........5:00 16.....Fourth Competition .....5:00 23.....Fifth Competition .........5:00 ***
Stephen Wiblemo a bit since I started five years ago,” Wiblemo said. “We had a veteran team that was filled with guys who were around when they won a state title. Over the last two to three years, a lot of those guys have been retiring. I was kind of a new young guy on the team, and now I’m one of the most veteran guys on the team and I’ve only been around for five years.” Though the team is young, Wiblemo said he considered last year to be the rebuilding year, and this year as more of a transition year. “We have a really young team, and some guys who are trying to figure out how to play amateur baseball,” Wiblemo said. “As long as we have a lot of these same guys coming back, we’ll get better and better and compete at that level.” Returning players appears to be the Brewers’ number one concern, especially with high school and college seasons extending or compacting because
Matt Godel of the weather. “These early games are going to be tough for us to fill out a roster,” the co-manager said. “We’re going to have to rely on guys that aren’t playing college ball and high school to come and play.” If they can manage the early part of the schedule, Wiblemo said, there will be some options for different positioning that will be dictated by offensive production. “Offense is going to determine a lot of the defense. If guys are hitting well, we’re going to try and find places for them in the field somewhere,” Wiblemo said. “The infield is probably where we have the most need for players to step up.” John Thell will be an integral arm and provide veteran leadership for the Brewers. “He’s been around longer than me, and he’ll be shoring up the pitching mostly on the weekends,” Wiblemo said. Thell pitched 11 games for the Brew-
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People News
Dressel family welcomes son
Jess and Zach Dressel of Silver Lake are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jase Tyler, on April 17, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jase weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Jeff and Julie Mallak of Silver Lake and Brian and Ramona Dressel of Brownton.
Engagements Beckius — Jerabek
Hannah Beckius and Joel Jerabek, both of Glencoe, announce their engagement and plans to marry May 25 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe. Parents of the couple are Tom and Sarah Beckius of Belle Plaine and Gary and Joyce Jerabek of Silver Lake. Beckius is a graduate of Minnesota State UniversityMankato and is employed as a social worker at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. Jerabek is a marketing graduate of Ridgewater College, where he played football. He
Son born to Hutch family
Sarah and Zachary Nott of Hutchinson are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bennett William, on April 16, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Bennett weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 22 inches long. He is welcomed home by big sister Addison. Grandparents are Gary and Dale Graupmann of Glencoe and Les and Kim Nott of Clements.
Joel Jerabek Hannah Beckius is self-employed as the owner of Perfect Touch Painting. A reception is planned at the Glencoe City Center and the couple plans to honeymoon in Hawaii.
Girl born to Glencoe couple
Tara Polifka and Brandon Becker of Glencoe are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, JoLynn Ivana Becker, on April 16, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. JoLynn weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches in length. Grandparents are Linette and Raymond Stanley and Robert Polifka, all of Glencoe, and Wendy and Brian Becker of New Auburn.
McLeod caregivers spring retreat scheduled April 30
The 11th-annual McLeod County Caregivers Spring Retreat will be held Tuesday, April 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. The retreat is sponsored by Lutheran Social Services for Minnesota, Touching Hearts at Home and Eucimen Oaks & Pines with funding from the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging. To register, contact Jan Novotny at 320-894-0479 or jan.novotny@lssmn.org. As a result of the spring retreat, the April meeting of the Glencoe caregiver discussion group has been cancelled.
Kloos family welcomes girl
Justine and Luke Kloos of Glencoe are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, McKenna Audrey, on April 10, 2013 at Glencoe Regional Health Services. McKenna weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21-1/2 inches long. She is welcomed home by big sister Brielle. Grandparents are Shelly and Kevin Kloos of Winsted and Lori Harper of Wadena.
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Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board
SECTION 00 11 00 REQUEST FOR BIDS BID OPENING Contractor's sealed Proposals for the 2013 Additions and Alterations to Lincoln Junior High School will be received by the Independent School District No. 2589, Glencoe, Minnesota, until 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, in Glencoe, Minnesota, in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by Architects Rego + Youngquist, inc., 7601 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at the above time and place. Bids received after 2:00 pm will be returned unopened. A single bid will be received on all divisions of the project. Envelopes containing bids must be sealed, marked on the lower left-hand corner "Sealed Bid Enclosed" with the name and address of the bidder and the date and hour of the opening and addressed to the attention of Business Manager Michelle Sander: Board of Education Independent School District 2589 1621 East 16th Street Glencoe, Minnesota 55336 BID SECURITY Each bidder must accompany his Proposal with a Cashier's Check, Bid Bond or Certified Check equal to 5% of the amount of the Proposal payable to the Owner as a guarantee of prompt execution of the Contract in accordance with the Proposal and Contract Documents, and that he will furnish bond acceptable to the Owner covering performance of the Contract. Copies of the Drawings, Specifications and other Contract Documents are on file at the Architect's office and at the following offices: Minneapolis Builders Exchange 1123 Glenwood Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55405 St. Paul Builders Exchange 445 Farrington Street St. Paul, MN 55103 St. Cloud Builders Exchange 110 6th Avenue South St. Cloud, MN 56301 Mid Minnesota Builders Exchange 2104 East Highway 12 Willmar, MN 56201 Reed Construction Data www.reedconnect.com or www.reedbulletin.com District Office Independent School District 2589 1621 East 16th Street Glencoe, Minnesota 55336 McGraw Hill Construction (Dodge) c/o Thomas Reprographics 801 2nd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55405 Mankato Builders Exchange 75 Navaho Avenue, Suite 1 Mankato, MN 56001 Isqft Planroom Franz Reprographics 2781 Freeway Boulevard Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY Prime Contractors may obtain one set of documents from the architect upon deposit of the amount noted, which will be refunded to all bidders upon return of the documents to the architect in good condition within ten days after receipt of bids. Contractors who do not submit bids will receive refund of one half of their deposit for plans and specifications that are returned within ten days after receipt of bids. Subcontractors or suppliers may purchase the entire set of plans and specifications for a non-refundable cost of $75 plus shipping and handling. Subcontractors or suppliers who desire individual plan sheets or specifications may purchase copies at the non-refundable cost of reproduction and delivery. Complete Construction from: Architects Rego + Youngquist, inc. 7601 Wayzata Boulevard Minneapolis, MN 55426 Plans and Specification Deposit of $150.00 Refer to Section 01 11 00, Summary of Work, for names, address and telephone and fax number for the respective consultants for the project. Contact the respective consultant for each division of the work for answers to questions regarding the bid documents. PRE-BID MEETING A pre-bid meeting will be held in at the Lincoln Junior High School located at 1621 East 16th Street, Glencoe, MN on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Bidders requiring visitation to the site at times other than the pre-bid meeting as listed above are to contact the Business Manager, Michelle Sander at (320) 864-2496 and make an appointment for the site visitation. BID WAIVER Bids may not be withdrawn within thirty days after the scheduled closing time for receiving bids. The Independent School District 2589, Glencoe, Minnesota, reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities in bids. Independent School District No. 2589 Glencoe, Minnesota By: Anne Twiss, Clerk (Published in the Silver Lake Leader April 18 & 25, 2013) parcel less than 10 acres in size, within the Agricultural District.  This property is located on 3.97 AC OF NE ¼ of the NW ¼, Section 23, Township 117-029 (Hutchinson). Nies/Shimanski motion approved payment of bills totaling $189,121.75 from the following funds: General Revenue $137,189.64; Road & Bridge $36,653.88; Solid Waste $12,659.69; County Ditch Fund $1,911.03 and Special Revenue Fund $707.51. Nies/Christensen motion carried unanimously to approve tax settlement with Target Properties – Parcel 23.325.0010 as follows: 2010 payable dismissed; 2011payable 6,977,100 to 6,066,100; 2012 payable dismissed; 2013 payable 6,227,900 to 5,942,300 and to authorize County Attorney Michal Junge to execute agreement. Nies/Terlinden motion carried unanimously to adopt Resolution 13CB-14, Recognition of National Telecommunications Week – April 14th through April 20th. Terlinden/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to adopt Resolution 13-CB-15 Temporary Loan of $102,100 from the General Revenue Fund to the Ditch Fund to cover negative County and Joint Ditch fund balances dated 12/31/12 at a 1% interest rate. Christensen/Nies motion carried unanimously to approve re-determination of benefits for County Ditch 20 and County Ditch 22. Christensen/Nies motion carried unanimously to approve Ron Ringquist of Redwood Falls as Lead Viewer, John Dotolo and Brad Wick as Viewers and John Cunningham as the alternate. Wright/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to approve the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) requested changes of Chapter 3 McLeod County Water Plan Goals, Objectives & Action Steps adding the following statement along with a cover letter; the action steps are estimates of potential implementation activities that can change due to work loads, available project funding, or a re-determination of priorities in the water plan. Furthermore, many of the action steps represent commitments on behalf of the various water plan stakeholders and can only be accomplished if funding is available. Terlinden/Nies motion passed to adopt Resolution 13-CB-16 Support for New Transportation Revenue. Roll Call Vote: Nies - Yes, Terlinden - Yes, Wright – Yes, Shimanski – No, Christensen – No. Nies/Terlinden motion carried unanimously to award SAP 043-607015 (reclaim & overlay CSAH 7 to NCL) to Duininck Bros Inc. (Prinsburg, MN) for a total cost of $1,227,745.10 which will be funded by Local Aid. Shimanski/Christensen motion carried unanimously to award SAP 43602-29 (Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) Improvement Project) to R & R Excavating, Inc. (Hutchinson, MN) for a total cost of $1,502,463.87 which will be funded by State Aid. Shimanski/Terlinden motion carried unanimously to award SAP 043602-030 (rehabilitation on CSAH 2 from CSAH 24 to Gehlin Ave) to Hoffman Concrete Inc. (Mankato, MN) for a total cost of $421,136.57 which will be funded by Local and State Aid. Shimanski/Christensen motion carried unanimously to award SAP 12078-01 (CR 78 in Lester Prairie) to Wm. Mueller & Sons Inc. (Hamburg, MN) for a grand total of $1,764,957.58, which includes City of Lester Prairie bid alternates which will be funded by Local. Nies/Terlinden motion carried unanimously to approve out of state travel for County Engineer and possible Commissioner(s) to attend Minnesota Transportation Alliance Fly on June 4-6, 2013 in Washington DC. Shimanski/Nies motion carried unanimously to approve Master Partnership Contract and adopt Resolution 13-CB-17 with State of Minnesota. Nies/Christensen motion carried unanimously to approve Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with City of Hutchinson for SP 43-070-006, roundabout construction project on TH 15/CSAH 115. Shimanski/Christensen motion carried unanimously to implement the dust control program as in the past but to start the education process to residents to notify them of possible future changes to the dust control program. Nies/Terlinden motion carried unanimously to hire Stonebrooke Engineering of Burnsville, MN for construction engineering on TH 15 Mill/Overlay and Roundabout – estimated cost $200,000  (County and MnDOT funds), WSN of Alexandria, MN to assist with construction engineering on CSAH 15 bridge construction – estimated cost $27,000 (County funds) and Erickson Engineering of Bloomington, MN to assist with construction engineering on South Grade bridge replacement – estimated cost $55,000  (County and some City Funds). Shimanski/Christensen motion carried unanimously to approve the March 26, 2013 Staffing Request Committee Recommendations as outlined above. Nies/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to recess meeting at 11:14 am to conduct Morningside workshop and reconvene following workshop. Nies/Shimanski motion carried unanimously at 12:43 to reconvene the April 2, 2013 Board meeting. Nies/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to make payment from the Commissioners budget for the lunch that was provided at today’s Morningside workshop. Wright/Terlinden motion carried unanimously to hire Dave Unmacht from Springsted for conducting the Board’s long-range planning. Nies/Shimanski motion carried unanimously to send a letter to the McLeod County legislators asking for their continued support in preserving the Park and Trail Legacy funding for greater MN. (Published in the Silver Lake Leader April 25, 2013)
McLeod County
McLeod County Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes 4/2/13 Commissioners Wright, Nies, Terlinden, Shimanski and Christensen were present. Nies/Terlinden motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the following item added; under Administration item E; Consider approval to support not reducing current distribution of 20% of Park and Trail Legacy funding to Greater Minnesota. Terlinden/Nies motion approved the consent agenda including March 19, 2013 Meeting Minutes and Synopsis; March 15, 2013 Auditor’s Warrants; March 22, 2013 Auditor’s Warrants; Adopt Resolution 13-CB-13 temporarily transfer $3,165.10 from the general fund to the forfeited tax fund for the year ended 12/31/2012 to cover expenses; Approve Confession of Judgment for Todd and Kelly Colonna on Property ID 21.050.0325 in the City of Winsted; Approve Confession of Judgment for Paul D. Krippner on Property ID 23.050.1960 in the City of Hutchinson; Approve the Sale of Cigarette and other Tobacco Products License for Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 Club in Silver Lake, MN from April 2, 2013, through December 31, 2013; Approve the McLeod County Public Health Nursing Services Hispanic Outreach Worker Contract with Carmen Patino from January 1, 2013-December 31, 2013 at a rate of pay of $28.09/hour. Carmen is used as needed for interpretation on home visits and during WIC clinic and Approve Conditional Use Permit 13-05 for Jeremy Powell in order to construct an accessory structure greater than 2,400 square feet (40’ X 80’ pole shed) on a
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FOR SALE Campers
Home for sale by owner. 3BR, 2BA, AC, large lot in Arlington, wood fireplace, $119,000. (507) 380-1967 or (507) 964-2946.
Lake Homes
2007 Sunset Creek Travel Trailer. IMMACULATE condition! All aluminum, nice and lightweight- easy pull with 1/2 ton. Water heater, shower, two sky lights, front and rear easy lowering stabilizing jacks, front queen bed, fridge, oven, microwave, battery, one slide out, nice awning. Sleeps 6. Always stored indoors when not in use. $14,500. (507) 995-0739.
Lake home for sale 7 miles north of Willmar on Eagle Lake. (320) 2358648, after 6 p.m.
RENTAL Apartment
LADIES NIGHT EVENT May 17, 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. Hutchinson Event Center *Fashion Show *Demonstrations *Door prizes every hour on the hour. *25+ Vendors, businesses and crafters. *Buffalo Wild Wings food and drinks. Remember the Past Spring Vintage Occasional Sale. Located in the Hutch Mall. May 15-19. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. Furniture, home decor, yard and garden, glassware, pottery, cottage, kitchen collectibles, Victorian, collectibles and unique treasures. (320) 5839519, Buying and Selling.
A d ve rti s e h ere s tate wi d e i n 2 7 0 n ew s pa p er s f or o n Ly $ 2 4 9 p er week ! Cal 800-279-2979
Silver Lake City Wide Garage Sales
Heating/Air Cond.
SERVICES Garden, Lawn Care
2BR Apartment with garage, water/sewer/garbage included. $450/mo. New Auburn (320) 3272928. Lawn mowing/trimming, stump removal. Family operated. Call SPECIALTY STUMP GRINDING (320) 327-2975, (612) 581-9661, bobnovak@hotmail.com. Will do garden tilling in Hutchinson/ Silver Lake area. Call Duane (320) 327-2309 or (320) 583-3046.
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.
Misc. Service
Newly remodeled apartments for rent in Renville. Water, heat, garbage included. New appliances, air conditioners. (320) 564-3351. Glencoe Towns Edge Estates has a 2BR & 3BR available soon. Includes heat, water, garbage and sewer. We accept cats and small dogs. (320) 864-6600. Silver Lake: Upstairs, spacious, 3BR, 1.5BA. Water, sewer, garbage, garage included. $650/mo. Deposit/references required. No smoking/pets. (320) 583-1902.
Miscellaneous
Minnesota Twins season tickets for 2013 season. Section 121 seats. Package includes 2 seats. 5, 10 or 15 game packages available. Contact Rick at (952) 224-6331 for more information.
Thursday, April 25 & Friday, April 26 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, April 27 • 8 a.m.-?
Wanted To Buy
CUSTOM LOG SAWING- Cut at your place or ours. White oak lumber decking and firewood. Give Virgil a call. Schauer Construction, Inc. (320) 864-4453.
View sale listings online at GlencoeNews.com, in Special Sections.
OLD MOTORCYCLES WANTED: Cash paid, preferably nonrunning condition, title or no title, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Triumph and other makes. Please call Darick at 507-381-3405.
Want To Rent
Want to rent farmland for 2013 and beyond. (320) 510-1604.
LIMO/ PARTY BUS. Weddings, business, sports, birthdays, etc. Check us out www.theurbanexpress.com or call Dina (612) 940-2184, Glencoe business. DOT 375227.
Listings also available in the April 18 Silver Lake Leader.
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Jesters Taylor Venier and Ashley Pollmann got into character at the prom. The two served as “curtain openers” for one of the photo stations. Marcus Lietzau and Christina Helmbrecht were a smiley pair at the Mardi Grasthemed prom on Saturday.
Brandon Ebert escorted Lexi Kerslake for the big event on Saturday.
Eric Thalmann and Mercy Rakow paused for a quick photo before heading to dinner.
Noah Tankersley and Ariel Simmons served as emcees for the junior prom event at GSL Saturday. Chad Thompson and Brooke Kosek looked sharp in red.
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
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