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Vol. 113 No. 20 • Thursday, May 8, 2014 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Single copy
Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Cinco de
Mayo party
On Monday, residents at
Cedar Crest Estates in Sil-
ver Lake enjoyed a “Cinco
de Mayo” celebration hon-
oring the Mexican holiday.
Carlos Gonzalez (above,
left) serenaded residents
with music. The residents
include Delphine Mallak
and Alma Ogitzak (above)
and David Micka and Ray
Ewald (left).
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
Every year, the annual Sil-
ver Lake Pola-Czesky Days
celebration is put on by many,
many volunteers who put in
countless hours to organize the
This year, one more volun-
teer, Sandy Posusta, is joining
the committee as chair.
“I felt I could help out,” Po-
susta said about volunteering.
The committee has been
looking for a lead organizer
and is currently in search of a
As chair, Posusta said her
goal is to keep things the same
as far as meetings are con-
“Our goal is to grow the
committee with additional
members to assist with some
of the behind-the-scenes tasks
that take place throughout the
year,” Posusta said.
“Some members have been
volunteering and chairing for
many years, and they are now
‘retiring.’ We need volunteers
to help fill their valuable
shoes,” Posusta said.
As a volunteer, Posusta said
she also hopes to bring a water
activity to the celebration.
“I want to utilize the lake,
such as (hosting) canoe or
kayak races, but that will be
down the road. We want to en-
courage anyone who has ideas
for the celebration to bring
them to the committee! We re-
ally do have a wonderful cele-
bration, thanks to our
organizaitons, committees and
volunteers,” Posusta said.
This year’s Pola-Czesky
celebration is set for Friday,
Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug.
Posusta said her favorite
memory about Pola-Czesky
Days is the Kiddie Parade.
“The parade is dear to me as
my mom (Colleen Tschim-
perle) used to hand-sew such
fun costumes for her grand-
children and dear friend’s
grandchildren, the late Donna
Yurek,” she said.
Posusta said she loves most
that the celebration is a “town
“So many Silver Lakers re-
turn for the festivities. And set-
ting up camp in our dad’s
backyard is an annual event.
We make the most of the
whole weekend by volunteer-
ing at the different food stands
and taking in all of the
events,” she said.
Posusta also is involved in
other organizations in Silver
Lake, including the Silver
Lake Lions and St. Patrick’s
Day parade committee.
She and her husband, Roger,
have been married for nearly
22 years and live outside Sil-
ver Lake. They have two chil-
dren, Rachael, who is a student
at Southwest Minnesota State
University in Marshall, major-
ing in accounting, and Trevor,
a sophomore at Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake High School.
Posusta is employed with
McLeod County and has
worked in the planning and
zoning and environmental
services department for nine
She stressed the need for
volunteers on the committee,
and the search for a treasurer.
“We’re in need of a treas-
urer! If you can spare a couple
of hours a year, please con-
sider joining,” she said.
The Pola-Czesky committee
meets on the fourth Monday of
each month. The next meeting
is set for Tuesday, May 27, due
to the Monday Memorial Day
Posusta new chair of
Pola-Czesky committee
Sandy Posusta
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
Six community members
showed up for an active dis-
cussion regarding Glencoe-
Silver Lake’s school district
needs and goals Thursday
evening at Lincoln Junior
High School.
Superintendent Chris Sonju
hosted the public meeting as
part of a requirement for the
“World’s Best Workforce”
(WBWF) plan recently estab-
lished by Minnesota State
The goal of the legislation is
to develop a district strategic
plan that supports teaching and
learning “aligned with creating
the world’s best workforce.”
“This is something we’ve
already been doing for quite a
while,” Sonju said, but that
this is the “first” of a few
meetings regarding the district
strategic plan. He added that
the objective of the commu-
nity meetings is to form a “dis-
trict advisory committee.”
“This will be a group where
we get lots of representation
from all members of the dis-
trict. The group will review
goals of the district and meet
twice a year,” Sonju said.
Sonju outlined the primary
goals for the WBWF, which
include achieving school
readiness for students before
kindergarten; achieving third-
grade literacy by third grade
for all students; reducing the
achievement gap among all
racial, ethnic and economic
categories of students; seeing
all students graduate from high
school; and seeing students at-
tain career and college readi-
He also addressed GSL’s
district goals, which include
increasing student achieve-
ment and learning; increasing
focus on literacy in all subject
areas; promoting positive
community relationships;
maintaining fiscal responsibil-
ity while addressing district
needs; maintaining a “students
come first” mentality; and see-
ing all students graduate from
high school.
Former school board mem-
ber Randall Thalmann was in
attendance and asked when the
strategic plan was started.
“Oh, a long time ago. It’s a
document that should never
stop changing. It’s ‘new’ in
terms of words for the legisla-
tion,” Sonju said.
He added, “It’s something
we’ve been going through
every year.”
To continue researching
needs of the district, Sonju
said over the next six weeks,
he is going to solicit more data
from the community by sur-
veying open-enrollment fami-
lies and other district
“It’s been awhile since
we’ve surveyed open-enrolled
families. I want to see if we
can close our borders,” Sonju
Sonju said the current open
enrollment numbers are at a
“negative 300,” with 400 stu-
dents in the district going to
other schools and 100 students
“coming in” to the GSL dis-
“I surveyed families two
years ago and 95 percent said
they were enrolled at other
schools due to geography,
which I felt good about. Loca-
tion is huge. Most kids we lose
go to Hutch,” Sonju said.
“There is so much to offer at
GSL, but at the same time, that
geography is really important.
Unfortunately, that’s just how
it works, but at the same time,
we do have 100 students com-
ing in,” he added.
Sonju continued to highlight
the district’s goals, and said
when it comes to closing the
achievement gap, “we’re
doing good things at GSL to
help close that gap.”
He said next fall, the district
is looking at starting a cultural
liaison group as part of an out-
reach program for Hispanic
“We want to get more fami-
lies involved in the school. We
still have lots of kids who walk
into kindergarten, and that is
their first exposure to school,”
Sonju said.
Facility upgrades
One major need of the dis-
trict Sonju highlighted was up-
grading the facilities.
“That’s another reason to
have this meeting. I want to
hear from the community
about the building plans. I
keep hearing from people
‘when are going to run that
again’?” Sonju said, referring
to the twice-failed building
project bond.
“In 2011, when we first pre-
sented the referendum about
the building bond, the biggest
concern for people was ‘what
are you going to do with the
Helen Baker building?’” Sonju
He said there are potential
people interested in the prop-
erty, “but I’m afraid after a
couple more years, they’re
going to have their facility
built somewhere else.”
He said the continuing goal
of the district is to have two
campuses in two communities.
“So I’m saying, what is the
next step?” Sonju said.
He continued: “We really
need to continue this conver-
sation. Helen Baker isn’t any
newer.” He said there are con-
tinuing space issues at the
“I always like to compli-
ment our staff and our employ-
ees, though. We are our own
worst enemy. They’re making
it work (at Helen Baker).
Things are well, and I think we
can continue to get better, but
we need to take that next step,”
Sonju said about the address-
ing the continuing needs.
Sonju said the architect of
the building plan noted the
project is already $6 million
more than what was proposed
in 2011 due to increasing con-
struction costs.
Celine Swift, community
member in attendance, asked
if Lakeside Elementary is in
the “forever plan” for the dis-
trict’s building plans.
Sonju said about $400,000
in improvements were already
made to the Lakeside facility
in the past three years. “I keep
telling people, we will have
that school for at least 25 more
years,” he said.
In the building project,
Sonju said the goal was to
move the third-grade students
back to Glencoe, which would
open up more room for the
fourth through sixth grades in
the event of six-section class-
“Also, moving the third
grade fits in with our K-3 lit-
eracy plan, having them all to-
gether,” Sonju said.
Resident Duane Klauster-
GSL Schools looking to form
new district advisory committee
A Dodge Caravan and a
Glencoe-Silver Lake
school bus collided at 12th
Street and Chandler Avenue
at 7:30 a.m., Thursday.
Involved were a 1998
Thomas school bus, owned
by 4.0 and driven by David
Johnson of Glencoe, and a
2001 Dodge Caravan
driven by Bradley
Schlueter of Glencoe.
There were no injuries to
the drivers or the 41 stu-
dents on the bus, the Glen-
coe Police reported.
Also responding to the
scene were the McLeod
County Sheriff’s Office,
Glencoe Fire Department
and Glencoe Ambulance.
Glencoe-Silver Lake Su-
perintendent Chris Sonju
said as soon as he got noti-
fied, he went to the scene
and got on the bus with the
The students were
checked out for injuries and
released to a second bus
that picked them up and de-
livered them to their
The district also activated
its notification system,
Sonju said, to alert parents
of the accident. Parents of
the students also were indi-
vidually talked to or mes-
sages were left for them.
“The kids were all great,”
Sonju said. “They all did
what they were supposed
“Thankfully, no one got
injured,” Sonju said.
No one injured in
bus, van collision
As a prelude to Silver
Lake’s Pola-Czesky Days, the
first of six Music in the Park
Thursday gatherings will be
June 26. Watch for schedules
to be posted soon.
The Music in the Park com-
mittee is asking for donations
for prizes to be given away
during the Music in the Park
events at Legion Park on Main
Street in Silver Lake.
In order to have your dona-
tion acknowledged as being
donated by you, your business
or organization, please have
them to the committee by June
10. A listing will then be com-
Donors are encouraged to
put their names on the prizes if
they want to be acknowl-
edged. 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.
Due to the merging of the
newspapers and space avail-
ability, there may not be a list
of prize winners in the news-
If you have questions,
please call DeNeil or Lisa
Thompson at 320-327-2278 or
Ray or Sharon Bandas at 320-
Donations sought for
Music in the Park events
Turn to page 2
Over 3,500 FFA members
from across Minnesota found
themselves on the University
of Minnesota-St. Paul campus
for the 85th-annual Minnesota
State FFA Convention April
27-29. Among them were 25
members from the Glencoe-
Silver Lake FFA chapter, com-
peting in everything from
parliamentary procedure to
dairy foods.
The convention kicked off
with the Best Informed Green-
hand team (Emily Thalmann,
Hayley Bolland, Adam Thal-
mann, Blake Ortloff and Josh
Kuehn) placing 13th on Sun-
day afternoon.
Monday consisted of con-
tests, workshops and general
sessions. The Parliamentary
Procedure team (Laura
Becker, Kirsten Barott, Becca
Green, Tommy Becker, Zach
Pierson and Samantha Dahlke)
placed sixth.
The Dairy Foods team
placed seventh with Matthew
Dahlke, Tommy Becker and
Zach Pierson all receiving
gold placings.
The Dairy Cattle Evaluation
team (Kole Polzin, Ben Don-
nay and Austin Smith) placed
15th, with Smith and Donnay
placing as gold individuals.
Derek Ortloff, Derek Po-
susta, Blake Ortloff and Adam
Thalmann brought the crops
team in at 18th.
In dairy handling, Samantha
Dahlke was 16th and Sam
Lange received 22nd place.
Finally, the Fish and
Wildlife team placed 26th
(Will Mickolichek, Austin
Bernstein, Becca Green and
Cortney Kressin) with Green
and Kressin receiving gold
Apart from competing in
state Career Development
events, members participated
as delegates at the general ses-
sions, attended leadership
workshops and listened to
guest speakers, including gen-
eral session four keynote, Go-
phers football coach Jerry Kill.
The Glencoe-Silver Lake
FFA chapter was recognized
for participating in the Land of
Service award with almost
1,200 hours of community
service in 2013. The chapter
also was recognized for its ag
literacy programs and contri-
bution to the Minnesota FFA
Three GSL FFA members
were selected to participate in
the Minnesota State FFA Cho-
rus. Maddie Kuehn, Kole
Polzin and Jordan Doolittle
had the opportunity to perform
in the general session with
songs such as “Home” (Phillip
Phillips) and “You Show the
Lights Don’t Stop Me” (Ellie
Goulding), among others.
Matthew Lindemann and
Kyle Wanous served as GSL’s
delegates in the voting ses-
Monday night brought a ca-
reer highlight for five GSL
FFA members as they received
their Minnesota State FFA De-
grees. Sam Lange, Samantha
Dahlke, Zach Pierson,
Matthew Dahlke and Tommy
Becker were recognized with
the receipt of their state degree
charm and chain.
The State FFA Degree is
given to the top members of a
State FFA Association.
To receive a State FFA De-
gree, members must meet the
following requirements: have
been an active FFA member
for at least two years (24
months) at the time of receiv-
ing the State FFA Degree;
have completed at least two
years (360 hours) of system-
atic school instruction in agri-
cultural education at or above
the ninth-grade level, which
includes an SAE; have earned
and productively invested at
least $1,000, or have worked
at least 300 hours outside of
schedule class time through an
SAE; demonstrated leadership
ability by performing 10 par-
liamentary law procedures,
giving a six-minute speech on
a topic relating to agriculture
or FFA; and serving as an FFA
officer, committee chairper-
son, or committee member;
have a satisfactory academic
record, certified by the agricul-
ture teacher and the school
principal or superintendent;
participated in the planning
and implementation of the
chapter’s program of activi-
ties; participated in at least five
different FFA activities above
the chapter level; and com-
plete at least 25 hours of com-
munity service in a minimum
of two different activities.
“We commend our teams
and individuals for their fine
work,” said Becky Haddad,
GSL FFA chapter adviser.
Page 2 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, May 8, 2014
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Concert, ‘Prowl’ set May 8
The second-grade students of Helen Baker Elementary
will present a spring concert tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m.,
in the GSL High School Auditorium. The concert, “Move
to the Music,” will showcase their finest singing, dancing
and instrument playing. Music teacher Carrie Knott will
direct the concert. In conjunction with the concert, the
GSL pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade Panther Arts
Prowl will run as an open house from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
in the GSL High School cafeteria and gym. There will be
projects displayed in the gym, presentations and/or dis-
plays in the cafeteria, and concessions will be available.
Come early, “prowl” the artwork and activities, and then
enjoy the concert. The Arts Prowl is coordinated by art
teachers Andrea Wigern and Shanda Landes.
Sand box fill set for May 10
The Silver Lake Civic Association is sponsoring a sand
box fill on Saturday, May 10. Call Dean Mikolichek to
sign up at 320-327-2855.
Annie Oakley spring shoot
The Annie Oakley spring shoot will be held Saturday,
May 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Gopher Campfire, lo-
cated at 24718 County Road 7 in Hutchinson. The event
includes pistol range challenges with Mike McKirahan,
owner of Mind Sight Firearms Training. There will be
prizes, a trap shoot and root beer floats. For questions, call
Mike Graham at 320-587-6510.
Seniors club to meet May 12
The Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club will meet Mon-
day, May 12, at 1 p.m., at the Silver Lake Legion Club
rooms. Note the change in location.
Degree of honor meeting set
Degree of Honor No. 182 will meet May 13 at 1 p.m. at
the Silver Lake Legion Club rooms. Note the change in
Hutch Auxiliary set to meet
The regular monthly meeting of the Hutchinson Legion
Auxiliary Unit 96 will be Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m., at
the Hutchinson Legion Post 96. The executive board meet-
ing will be at 6:15 p.m. Election of unit officers for 2014-
15 will take place at the meeting. The 2014 3rd District
Convention will be held in Faribault May 16-18. The June
meeting has been changed to Monday, June 2, with a
potluck starting at 6 p.m. and meeting to follow at 7 p.m.
Senior dining birthday party
The May birthday party for the Silver Lake dining site
is set for Wednesday, May 14, at the Silver Lake Legion.
Note change in location. The menu includes country steak,
whole potatoes, creamed carrots, bread with margarine,
pudding and low-fat milk. Call Manager Pearl Branden at
320-327-2536 or 320-327-2621 to order.
Junior high concert May 13
The Glencoe-Silver Lake Lincoln Junior High bands
and choirs present their first concert of the year on Tues-
day, May 13, at 8 p.m., in the GSL High School audito-
rium. This concert will feature over 100 instrumentalists
and vocalists from GSL’s Lincoln Junior High School.
This is a free concert.
Food shelf annual meeting
The annual meeting of the McLeod Emergency Food
Shelf will be held Thursday, May 15, at 9:30 a.m., in the
meeting room at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe. On
the agenda are a 2013 business report on the food shelf,
the election of four positions on the board of directors and
a volunteer recognition ceremony. The meeting is open to
the public.
CMMA breakfast meeting
Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association will hold
a breakfast meeting Thursday, May 22, at River of Life
Church in Cold Spring beginning at 7:30 a.m. John Mat-
tke, president and COO of Coldspring, will share LEAN
principles that have contributed to the success of Cold-
pring, one of the world’s largest producers of natural stone
and bronze. The meeting includes a tour nearby Cold-
spring foundry around 9 a.m.
Upcoming Events
Submitted photos
Members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA chapter recently
attended the State FFA Convention. In the front, from left,
are Samantha Dahlke, Sam Lange, Becca Green, Laura
Becker, Hayley Bolland, Kirsten Barott, Kole Polzin, Josh
Kuehn, Cortney Kressin and Maddie Kuehn. In the back
are Matthew Lindemann, Derek Posusta, Derek Ortloff,
Tommy Becker, Matthew Dahlke, Zach Pierson, Austin
Smith, Ben Donnay, Blake Ortloff, Will Mickolichek, Emily
Thalmann, Adam Thalmann, Kyle Wanous, Austin Bern-
stein and Jordan Doolittle.
GSL FFA chapter well represented
at state; 5 earn State FFA Degrees
Sam Lange, Tommy Becker, Samantha
Dahlke, Zach Pierson and Matthew Dahlke
all received State FFA Degrees at the state
meier said he heard comments
that moving third-grade stu-
dents back to Glencoe might
influence open-enrollment
families in the southern part of
the county, such as New
Auburn, to stay in the GSL
school district.
“There’s definitely some
truth to that. I look at what we
offer at GSL, and I don’t know
why you wouldn’t go here,”
Sonju said.
He said the building needs
and other district goals will
continue to be part of the dis-
cussion, and the next public
community meeting about the
strategic plan will be held
sometime this summer.
GSL Continued from page 1
ACS gets
in honor
of Lhotka
In April, the American Can-
cer Society received memori-
als from family and friends
remembering Lester Lhotka,
according to Jeanne Ray, me-
morial chair.
Donations go toward re-
search, education and patient
services and, hopefully, to find
a cure for cancer.
The American Cancer Soci-
ety receives memorial gifts in
memory of the deceased and
honor gifts as tributes to the
Requests should be sent to
Ray at 809 Lindy Lane NE,
Hutchinson, MN, 55350.
Please call the American
Cancer Society at its toll-free
number at 800-227-2345 or
contact Ray at 320-587-2838.
Editor’s note: This is a
continuation of the
Pulkrabeks’ 1993 visit to
Eileen’s great-grandfather,
Frantisek Urban, was born in
1849 in the tiny 14-house vil-
lage of Lhoty. His was house
No. 13. He died here on his
farm across the road from Bo-
hemian Hall in 1910.
His son, also named Fran-
tisek Urban, passed away at
age 31 in 1919 from the
deadly influenza epidemic.
Over 20 million people in the
world died. It just hit people at
random: strong, weak, old and
Surviving were his wife
Agnes (Anderle) and two
young children, son Rudolph
(Eileen’s dad) and daughter
Mary (Vorlicek). A few years
later, Agnes married Louis To-
tusek. Their son was Danny
We only had a small slip of
paper from Father Bob Mraz
(his mother was an Urban)
giving us the name of the vil-
lage and house number. After
asking direction many times,
driving through beautiful sin-
gle-lane forest roads and up-
hill through a farm field road,
we finally reached Lhoty.
A lady was standing in her
yard. We asked if she knew
where house No. 13 was. She
replied, “This is house No.
We asked if she knew any
Urbans. She replied, “I am an
Urban married to Petr (Peter)
Eileen was ecstatic! She
couldn’t believe she found her
fifth cousin, Marie, who she
never knew existed! More
hugs and happiness!
My sixth cousin, Jana, had
to do much translating, al-
though Petra, Marie’s 21-year-
old daughter, could speak
This is still known as the
“Urban House” and only used
as a weekend house for them.
It was once a working farm,
house/barn combination. Petr
and his brother-in-law com-
pletely remodeled it, making
it, in my estimation, a spotless
showcase vacation home.
The entrance has glazed tile
floors; all the walls were re-
cently stuccoed and painted
white. Many antiques were
hung on the walls. The former
pig sty was turned into a bath-
room, and the former cow sta-
ble was the living room,
complete with a fireplace. The
attached hay barn was now the
It was interesting to crawl
up the old ladder and look at
the 300-year-old beams and
round pole rafters in the attic.
Their yard was immaculate
with the lawn mowed a half
inch high, (an old Urban tradi-
tion still carried on) with many
neatly landscaped flowers,
plants, bushes and flowers.
Their yard around the house
was enclosed in a very neat
four-foot high picket fence,
built with local two-inch di-
ameter sticks.
The back yard overlooked
fields of grain, hay, forests,
and another town in the valley.
Occasionally a rooster
Although we came unan-
nounced, they invited us in
and immediately served us
freshly baked cherry “buctha.”
It was delicious! Under a huge
umbrella and picnic table we
had more “buctha,” coffee,
bread (chleb) and homemade
butter (maslo), made by a
local farmer. His “family crest
stamp” is embedded on the
one-pound butter block. He
drops the butter off weekly,
and it is “settled up for” at the
end of the year. We exchanged
photos with Marie, Petr and
On this quiet, peaceful,
sunny day, with Marie and
Eileen’s cousins, happily hold-
ing hands, we all strolled over
their 20-acre hay field which
they just recently received
back from the communists
after 40 years.
Small, round, hand-stacked
piles of hay were set for dry-
ing. They get just a few dollars
in rent each year.
On the edge of the field,
hundreds of yards from the
village, a mother duck and 10
little yellow ducklings wad-
dled through the tall grass and
patches of “bodlakie” (this-
tles); we all laughed at the one
word we all understood.
During the week, the Vacek
family lives in an apartment in
the nearby town of Pardubice,
where Petr is an engineer at an
electronics factory. Marie, age
51, is a teacher of nurses.
Daughter Petra is a college
student, engaged to Roman
Bok, who will soon become a
medical doctor. Another
daughter, Mirka, is married to
a Vlcek.
After a couple of hours we
said our final goodbyes and
headed down the field road to
the main highway, marveling
at how lucky we were to find
the wonderful Urban family.
In 1996 Roman Bok, Jirsi
Jirak and Jan (John) Navratil,
stayed at our house for over
two weeks. They were on a
motorcycle-buying trip. They
bought about 20 used motor-
cycles and sent them back to
the Czech Republic in a ship
transport container. We never
heard the results of the project
and are afraid to ask.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, May 8, 2014 — Page 3
Mother’s Day
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I think spring is coming.
After what seemed like the
gloomiest set of days last
week, these past few days
have seen blue skies, warm
winds, and that bright sun-
shine we’ve all been waiting
I feel like I’ve been stuck in
a constant state of “Novem-
ber” — where everything is
brown and dull. I don’t re-
member it taking this long for
Mother Earth to bloom, and I
half expected Christmas to
show up on Monday.
I even watched “Grumpy
Old Men” this week, yearning
for snow and that joyous
Christmas holiday season.
What’s wrong with me?
Perhaps my internal Min-
nesotan clock is stuck between
snowy and rainy, seeing as
we’ve only been blessed with
a handful of sunny, warm days
since last fall.
As Midwesterners, we have
the great privilege to enjoy
four seasons (five if you in-
clude construction), and every
year, I try to decide which is
my favorite.
As much as I am an advo-
cate for summer, I do love
spring — hearing the first
cheerful song of the birds,
spotting the first robin, the
scent of fresh-cut grass and, of
course, the beginning of base-
ball season.
I’ll admit, I don’t follow any
teams. I’m not that concerned
with who triumphs in the
World Series, and I don’t care
whether or not the Twins win
or lose any of their games.
(This apathy might stem from
their seeming inability to win.)
I don’t even hate the Yan-
kees, which is practically a sin
for any baseball fan outside of
New York.
Once in awhile, I’ll joke
about loving the Yankees with
my diehard baseball friends
just to see their most wide-
eyed, disgusted facial expres-
sions and hear, “Oh come on,
you jerk!” followed by a list of
reasons why the Yankee fran-
chise is a horrible asset to
Major League Baseball.
But it’s everything else
about the sport that draws me
in — the perfect diamond of
red crushed rock and bright
green grass glowing under the
stadium lights, the smell of
steaming hot dogs wrapped in
aluminum foil, covered in
sauerkraut and ketchup, the
sweet crunch of caramel
cracker jack popcorn, the
crisp, cold sip of a cheap beer,
the camaraderie of fans in the
seventh-inning stretch, as all
stand up and belt out “Take me
out to the ball game,” and the
neatly pressed, clean uniforms
of the players as they jaunt out
to the field, taking their posi-
In college, my roommates
and I blocked out weekends
every February when pitchers
and catchers reported to spring
training to watch “Field of
Dreams,” “Bull Durham” and
“For Love of the Game.”
I’ll admit, we all had
crushes on Kevin Costner (and
still do), but they were perfect
movies to prepare for the great
baseball season.
In our senior year, we even
planned our spring break trip
to Fort Myers, Fla., to catch a
couple of spring training
games and hope for run-ins
with Michael Cuddyer, Jason
Kubel and Joe Mauer.
Unfortunately, I haven’t
been to a professional baseball
game in a couple of years. I
was devastated when the
Twins moved from the
Metrodome — that was the
end of $6 cheap seats and $1
hot dogs.
But it’s my goal to get to
Target Field at least once this
year. There’s nothing quite
like the crack of a wooden bat
to let you know spring has ar-
Maybe that’s what my body
needs to wake up from its win-
ter slumber.
Spring: robins, flowers, baseball
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
The Urban village gets rediscovered
Tracing Roots
By Ron Pulkrabek
75 YEARS AGO - MAY 13, 1939 — Dr. T.J.
Trutna, health officer for the Village of Silver
Lake, reminds citizens that they must have their
premises cleaned up on or before Saturday, May
The annual meeting of Silver Lake Public
School District No. 38 will be held on Tuesday,
May 16, at the school. Terms of F.J. Burich and
A.J. Domagalski expire this year and both have
filed for re-election. No other filings were
made. Polls will be open from 7 o’clock to 8 o’-
The Rev. Rudolph Bandas has purchased the
former Ruza property on Main Street.
The Silver Lake Fire Department made a
quick run to the Fred Lueck farm on Thursday
noon to extinguish a fire which broke out in the
hay in the barn.
Mrs. Anna Mishka will sell her household
goods and other articles at public auction at her
home west of town on Tuesday afternoon, May
16. Mrs. Mishka will leave for Portland, Ore.,
this month.
Mrs. Michael Ruca, 67, mother of Joseph
Kaminsky, passed away on Thursday, May 11,
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Ha-
genmiller, in Cedar Mills. Funeral services will
be held on Monday morning, May 15, at the St.
Adalbert’s Church.
Monday morning, May 1, at nine o’clock at
the St. Adalbert’s Church, Virginia Metkowski
and Benjamin Matuska exchanged nuptial
A son was born on April 28 to Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Jilek.
50 YEARS AGO - MAY 7, 1964 — High
winds on Sunday created a regular dust storm
appearance over the land.
Spring Roundup will be held on Friday, May
8, at the Silver Lake Public School lunch room
for parents who will have children starting
school in the fall at the public and parochials
schools in Silver Lake. Children must be 6 years
old or 6 by Dec. 31, 1964.
Donald Chap, son of Mr. and Richard Chap
of Silver Lake, has been honored with a junior
engineer certificate of award from The Toy Tin-
kers division of A.G. Spalding & Bros., Inc., for
creating an original model of a telephone made
from a Tinkertop Construction Set.
Maresh Furniture Store has GE electric
ranges on sale for $178.
Robert Stinson, 46, husband of Audrey
(Halva) Stinson, died on Monday at their home
in Minneapolis. Funeral services were held on
Wednesday morning at St. Joan of Arc Catholic
Church in Minneapolis.
25 YEARS AGO - MAY 11, 1989 — The
Silver Lake City Council approved McLeod
County’s proposal for Main Street, which would
narrow the street from the present 55 feet to 48
feet. The first step in the work will begin this
month when sewer lines are replaced from
Thomas Avenue to Lake Street.
At the May 1 City Council meeting, a pro-
posal to re-drill the city well behind the audito-
rium was rejected. Representatives from Hydro
Engineering came before the Council to request
the proposal. It would then pump the water nec-
essary to test the pond site.
The Silver Lake Centennial Style Show
“Memories ‘N Melodies” was presented last
Saturday and Sunday evening to a capacity
Tuesday, May 16, School District 425 voters
will go to the polls to elect two directors for
three-year terms. Terms of Dan Dostal and Har-
vey Mikolichek are ending. Six candidates, in-
cluding Clemens Artman, Joe Chmielewski,
Victoria Harris, Donald Koepp, Robert Paulson
and incumbent Mikolichek have filed for the
two positions. Polls will be open from 2 p.m. to
9 p.m. at the public school gym.
Receiving awards for their years of service at
Butler Manufacturing Co. were Gary Jerabek,
Frank Kaczmarek, Larry Nowak and Les For-
man, 15 years; and Rick Thomes, Doug Yurek,
Gene Nordmann and Sandy Koktan, 10 years.
The 4 C’s of the Presbyterian Church are
holding a Mother-Daughter Luncheon on Sat-
urday, May 13, at the church hall.
Blanche Oliva, 90, passed at her home in Sil-
ver Lake on Saturday, May 6. Funeral services
were held on Tuesday, May 9, from the Czech
Brethren Presbyterian Church.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
Auxiliary coloring contest winners
Above are winners of the third-grade and
fourth-grade American Legion Auxiliary
coloring contest. In the front are Sydney
Harpel, second place, and Angelica Duvall,
third place. In the back are fourth-grade
winners, from left to right, Abigale Boetel,
first place, Tison Jay Werner, second
place, and Madeline Manteuffel, third
taxes due
by May 15
McLeod County Auditor-
Treasurer Cindy Schultz re-
minds taxpayers that the first
half of their property tax is due
on or before Thursday, May
Payments are accepted by
mail, in person at the McLeod
County North Complex build-
ing 2391 Hennepin Ave. N. ,
Glencoe, from 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., or there is a convenient
payment drop box located just
outside of the building.
If interested in paying by
credit card or e-check, visit the
county website: www.co.
mcleod.mn.us. There is a fee
involved for paying your prop-
erty tax by this method.
If mailing, please return
your statement stub with your
payment to insure proper
Postmarks are due on or be-
fore May 15. Postmarks after
May 15 will be assessed a
penalty, by state statute.
Call 320-864-1271 or 320-
864-1273 with questions.
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sat., May 10 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., May 11 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship and re-
freshment time, 9 a.m.; pre-ser-
vice prayer time, 9:15 a.m.;
morning worship service, 9:30
a.m.; Sunday school for all ages,
10:35 a.m.
Mon., May 12 — Church board
meeting, 7 p.m.
Wed., May 14 — Confirmation
class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m.
Sat., May 17 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends
Carol Chmielewski, pastor
Office hours: Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., May 11 — Worship with
fellowship to follow, 10 a.m.
Mon., May 12 — Session
meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Wed., May 14 — WOW golf
party, 5:30 p.m.; choir practice, 7
Thurs., May 15 — Presbyterian
Women Bible study, 2 p.m.
Sun., May 18 — Polka service,
10 a.m., with campers picnic to
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., May 8 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; area
worship, 7 p.m.
Fri., May 9 — Mass, 8 a.m.
Sat., May 10 — Reconciliation,
5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.; CCW
selling Mothers Day flowers.
Sun., May 11 — World Day of
Prayer for Vocations; Mass, 8
a.m.; CCW selling Mothers Day
flowers; Mass, 8 p.m.
Mon., May 12 — No Mass;
Lori Penas at Spring Fling in
Olivia, 11:30-4 p.m.
Tues., May 13 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.-
10 p.m.
Wed., May 14 — Committee
on parishes, Olivia, noon; Mass, 5
Thurs., May 15 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; meet and
greet at The Pines in Hutchinson,
11:30 a.m.
Fri., May 16 — Mass, 8 a.m.
Sat., May 17 — Rosary Society
meeting, 9 a.m.; server training,
10 a.m.; religious education reg-
istration before and after Mass;
reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass,
6:30 p.m.
1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., May 8 — GRHS LTC
Mass, 10:30 a.m.; junior choir,
2:50 p.m.; server training, 3:30
p.m.; Area Worship committee, 7
p.m.; CCW meeting, 7 p.m.
Fri., May 9 — Morning prayer,
8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.;
Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m.
Sat., May 10 — Reconcilation
in Spanish for first communion, 8
a.m.; Spanish first communion re-
hearsal, 9 a.m.; mothers group
rosary, 9 a.m.; mothers group
meeting, 9:30 a.m.; CCW pro-life
Mothers Day flower sale; recon-
ciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.
Sun., May 11 — Mothers Day;
CCW pro-life Mothers Day flower
sale; Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish first
communion Mass, 11:30 a.m.;
Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake,
8 p.m.
Mon., May 12 — No Mass; St.
Francis Mission Club, 1:30 p.m.;
Schoenstatt girls’ group, 3 p.m.
Tues., May 13 — Morning
prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.;
parish administrative council, 8
Wed., May 14 — School two-
hour early release; evening prayer,
5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; fall festi-
val committee, 6 p.m.; senior reli-
gious education session, 7 p.m.
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
Sun., May 11 — Mothers Day;
worship and bacculaurate Sunday,
9 a.m.; blessing of quilts; choir, 10
Tues., May 12 — Trustees
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Eugene Henry Wosmek, 70,
of Hutchinson, died Wednes-
day, March 5, 2014, at Har-
mony River in Hutchinson.
A Memorial Mass of Chris-
tian Burial
will be held
Friday, May
16, at 10:30
a.m., at
Holy Family
C a t h o l i c
Church in
Silver Lake.
The Rev.
T o n y
Stubeda and
the Rev. Patrick Okonkwo will
be the celebrants.
A time of gathering will be
held on Friday, May 16, one
hour prior to Mass.
Alice Nowak will be the or-
ganist for the Mass. Interment
will be at Holy Family Ceme-
tery. The urn bearer will be
Jerome Sopkowiak.
Mr. Wosmek was born Dec.
13, 1943, in Glencoe, to Henry
and Alice (Shimanski) Wos-
He lived in Fairbault, Will-
mar, Winsted and Dassel. He
most recently resided at Avey-
ron Homes in Hutchinson.
Mr. Wosmek was very fond
of horses, enjoyed cowboy
movies, receiving mail and
home cookies.
Survivors include a brother,
Donald (Christy) Wosmek of
Scottsdale, Ariz.; sisters, Phyl-
lis (husband Larry Ostendorf)
Sopkowiak of Glencoe and
Lorraine Quast of Winsted;
aunt, Eunice Wosmek; uncle,
Sam Shimanski; nieces,
nephews, cousins and Shelia
Quast, caregiver for many
years. Also, caregivers and
friends of Aveyron Homes in
Preceding him in death were
his parents, Henry and Alice
Wosmek; and two brothers-in-
law, Donald Sopkowiak and
Raphael Quast.
The Maresh Funeral Home
in Silver Lake is serving the
family. Online condolences
may be made at www.maresh
Eugene H. Wosmek, 70, of Hutchinson
Robert Jerome Vorlicek, 77, of Buffalo
Robert “Bob” Jerome Vor-
licek, 77, of Buffalo, died
Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Funeral services will be
held Friday, May 9, at 11 a.m.,
at the Peterson Chapel in Buf-
Visitation will be today
(Thursday) from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. at the funeral home, and
one hour prior to service at the
funeral home Friday. Inter-
ment will be at Ripley Ceme-
tery, Litchfield.
He was born June 24, 1936,
in Cokato in rural Stockholm
Township, to Robert and Han-
nah (Isaacson) Vorlicek.
He graduated from Cokato
High School in 1954.
On June 20, 1959, Robert J.
Vorlicek and Darlene J. Lenz
were joined in holy marriage
at Stockholm Lutheran
Church in rural Cokato. God
blessed their marriage with a
son, Allen.
Mr. Vorlicek was an avid
fisherman and hunter; how-
ever, more than anything, he
loved his family. He never
missed a chance to spend time
with his granddaughters and
watch them in their activities.
He lived his dream of retir-
ing at his home on Mille Lacs
Lake. He enjoyed going to
Arizona in the winter and met
many friends there.
His warm heart touched
everyone and he was well
liked by many. He is now re-
united with his loving wife,
Survivors include his son,
Allen R. (Dianne) Vorlicek of
St. Michael; grandchildren,
Chelsea, Ashley and Made-
line; brother, Clarence (Pat)
Vorlicek of Cokato; sisters,
Helen Miller of Bloomington
and Esther Trautmann of Lit-
tleton, Colo.; other relatives
and friends.
Preceding him in death were
his parents; loving wife, Dar-
lene; granddaughter, Natalie
Vorlicek; and sister, JoAnn
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
3rd-grade Panther Paws
At the all-school meeting at Lakeside Ele-
mentary Friday, April 25, the following
third-grade students were awarded April
Panther Paws certificates. In the front,
from left to right are Genesis Saldana,
Angel Martinez, Mikayla Silva, Conor
Durbin and Charles Zimbrick. In the back
are Vicente Garza, Molly Breitkreutz,
Logan Chistensen, William Urban and
Sydney Harpel.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
4th-grade Panther Paws
Friday, April 25, at Lakeside Elementary,
the fourth-grade April Panther Paw award
winners were announced, including in the
front, from left to right, Mariah Wendolek,
Madison Anderson, Magdalena Villanue,
Ella Malz and Jorge Lorencez. In the back
are Bobbi Finck, Morgan Neu, Denise
Zarate Garcia, Myah Palacios and Tobey
Church News
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
May 16 is Poppy Day
Mayor Bruce Bebo proclaimed Friday,
May 16, to be “Poppy Day” in Silver
Lake as Sharon Bandas, right, poppy
chairperson, looks on. Bandas said the
Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary
Unit No. 141 will distribute poppies at
various businesses on May 16. Col-
lected donations are used for veterans
or active-duty military. Past donations
have purchased equipment for veterans’
care centers. Poppies are available and
donations also are accepted at the Sil-
ver Lake Legion Club, where a donor’s
name is posted on a poster with their
donation. Poppy Day serves as a re-
minder of the sacrifices our military
makes for our freedom. The public is
urged to wear a poppy to honor veter-
ans through Memorial Day, Monday, May
26, Bandas said.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
5th-grade Panther Paw students
Fifth-grade Panther Paw recipients for the
month of April were, in the front, from left
to right, Wyatt Brothers, Taylor Schmieg,
Zachary Wanous and Austin Bakken. In
the back are Gabriella Trevino, Benjamin
Michl, Brooklyn Ewald, Alyssa Jungk and
Alayna Knowles. Missing was Brianna
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, May 8, 2014 — Page 5
GSL Panther
01.....at Lester Prairie ..Postponed
11.....at Mound Wtka.........W,11-1
21.....at Hutchinson ..............L,3-2
22.....Orono .........................W,2-1
25.....at Annandale.............W,11-7
29.....Holy Family ........Postponed
05.....at Dassel-Cokato ......L,10-1
06.....at NLS......................W,12-3
08.....Litchfield ......................4:30
09.....at Waconia ....................4:30
16.....at NYA..........................5:00
17.....at Mpls Edison Invite...........
19.....Burnsville .....................7:00
10.....Lester Prairie..............W,9-3
11.....Mound Wtka.............W,11-1
15.....at NLS ......................W,11-1
22.....at Orono.....................L,11-0
25.....Annandale ..................W,7-3
29.....at Holy Family ....Postponed
02.....at Dassel-Cokato........W,9-3
08.....at Litchfield ..................4:30
09.....Waconia ........................4:30
12.....at Delano.......................4:30
13.....at Annandale .................4:30
16.....Belle Plaine...................5:00
07.....at NYA..................Canceled
21.....GSL Invite ......................3rd
22.....at Litchfield ....................6th
24.....at New Ulm.....................6th
01.....at NLS ................Postponed
02.....at Hutchinson..................6th
05.....at Annandale .................13th
06.....at Dassel-Cokato.............5th
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
07.....at NYA..................Canceled
15.....at Annandale ...................4th
21.....GSL Invite.......................1st
22.....at Dassel-Cokato ............2rd
24.....at New Ulm.....................4th
28.....at Annandale........Postponed
01.....GSL .....................................
.............(2nd front 9) (4th back 9)
06.....at Litchfield ..................3:30
08.....at Becker ......................2:00
15.....at NLS...........................3:30
19.....at Dassel-Cokato.........Noon
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..................
..................(Boys 3rd) (Girls 2nd)
28.....GSL conf. meet ...Postponed
29.....GSL invite ...........Postponed
01.....at Waconia ............Canceled
05.....at Mound Wtka....Postponed
06.....at Litchfield..........................
...................(Boys 5th) (Girls 7th)
13.....at Annandale conf. ........1:30
16.....at Stillwater .................TBD
17.....at Stillwater .................TBD
22.....GSL subsection. ............4:00
GSL beats DC 9-3
All competitions take
place at Winthrop Game
Protective League except
championship and state
tourney events
14.....Reserve Scoring...................
21.....First Competition............6th
05.....Second Competition .......5th
12.....Third Competition ........5:00
19.....Fourth Competition .....5:00
26.....Fifth Competition .........5:00
02.....Sixth Competition.........5:00
06.....Championship meet .....TBD
07.....Championship meet .....TBD
08.....Championship meet .....TBD
14.....State tournament ..........TBD
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
After several years as athletic
director at Glencoe-Silver Lake,
Kay Wilson will be returning to
her position as the choir director,
where she had been before tak-
ing over as AD.
“My passion is teaching and
music,” Wilson explained, “and
I wasn’t getting to pursue those
two passions. It’s been a crazy,
fun, eventful and challenging
seven years, but I’m looking for-
ward to getting back to the class-
Wilson will replace Randi Er-
landson, who will take another
position not at GSL. The news
came April 11, when Erlandson
gave her resignation, Wilson
When she first took over the
AD position from Kathy Olson
in 2007, Wilson said it was sup-
posed to be more of a part-time
position, but after three years it
turned to full-time.
“Chris (Sonju) and I sat down,
and I said ‘It’s a huge job!’” Wil-
son recalled. “I did it for three
years with very little extra sup-
port. It’s a lot, especially if you
want to grow the programs.”
And growing the programs was
one of Wilson’s main goals, she
“I wanted to make all activities
feel like they were important,
and add more things for kids
who didn’t have what they
wanted to do,” said Wilson.
“We’ve brought in trapshooting,
robotics – once Sunny (Mike
Sundblad) got here we brought
in super mileage – and we’ve got
mock trial back and going again
… We’ve got new soccer fields
going in. These are important
things. And the kids feel like
they’re just as important as any
other team.”
Wilson said her favorite part
about the job was the constant
problem solving and challenges
she faced while trying to piece
together things for multiple dif-
ferent schedules like: locations,
transportation, field and audio
equipment, supplying conces-
sions and workers.
“If buses, or officials don’t
show up to the right place, I’m
the one that gets the call,” Wilson
said. “You’re crossing every ‘t’
and dotting every ‘i.’ The emails
and phone calls start from the
crack of dawn, and they go all
night. It’s not a complaint, but a
reality of this job.”
But ultimately, the exhaustive
schedule, and the feeling of
never being finished became too
much, she said.
In her years as AD, Wilson
said she got to know and work
with many different people, none
more understanding than her fel-
low ADs. And while she’ll miss
interacting with them on a regu-
lar basis, she said she’s missed
interacting with kids on a regular
basis since she left the classroom.
She wanted to thank the ad-
ministration for allowing her to
take over as choir director once
again, when it may not benefit
the school financially.
“I really appreciate the admin-
istration letting me step back into
the position,” Wilson said. “They
could find a cheaper choir direc-
tor, so I’m very thankful.”
Kay Wilson
Wilson set to return
to classroom in fall
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
It was a strange case of Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for the
Panther baseball team re-
cently, as it split games with
At home Friday, Glencoe-
Silver Lake squeaked by with
a 2-0 victory. But just three
days later, the Chargers wal-
loped the Panthers 10-1 in
Cokato on Monday.
Despite the slip up, GSL
still sits in first place of the
West Division in the Wright
County Conference.
GSL’s biggest problem
Monday was not taking advan-
tage of opportunities when
they were present, Head
Coach Dean Schwirtz said.
“We had a ton of opportuni-
ties early. But when we had
them, we never got the big hits
when we needed them to open
up the game in our favor,”
Schwirtz said. “We didn’t stay
away from (giving DC) a big
inning today, and it hurt. They
crushed us.”
It also didn’t help when
Panther pitchers fell behind in
the count, allowing the Charg-
ers to be more selective hitters.
“Our pitchers didn’t get
ahead early enough in the
count. We were constantly
pitching down 2-1,” Schwirtz
said. “(We) came down the
middle and they hit the ball
hard. It was their day today.”
Seeing two different teams,
Schwirtz is curious to see
which team emerges during a
full schedule this week.
“How do we respond in the
next game?” Schwirtz ques-
tioned emphatically. “It’s easy
to come back after a win. But
when you get spanked around
like that, it’s interesting to see
who’s going to show up.”
The Panthers had just tied it
at 1-1 in the top of the fourth
when Cole Petersen came
around. He singled to lead off
the inning, and advanced on an
error and a groundout before
VonBerge plated him with a
single up the middle.
But the Chargers paraded
through their lineup in fourth,
scoring seven to go up 8-1.
Grack got Isak Haataja to
fly out to lead off, but walked
Luke Nelson before Davis
Raisanen singled.
Ethan Niemela sent Grack’s
fourth pitch to right field, be-
fore Dalton Asplin and Joel
Carlson drew walks.
Nelson and Raisanen had al-
ready come around to score
when Zach Martin singled,
scoring Niemela and Asplin.
Martin was eventually tagged
for the second out, but Trent
Thinesen and Tom Halonen
each followed with an RBI
single, as well as Haataja in
his second at-bat of the inning.
Josh Schmitt came in after
Thinesen’s single, but gave up
a pair of his own before get-
ting Nelson to groundout at
first to end the inning.
Only Nolan Lepel made it
past first base for the remain-
der of the game for GSL,
reaching on an error and ad-
vancing on Cole Petersen’s
The Panthers left nine men
on base total, as they were out-
hit 13 to eight.
GSL went through three
pitchers, and walked six bat-
ters, while DC’s Halonen went
the distance and walked only
Grack received the loss,
while pitching 3.67 innings.
He gave up eight hits, and
seven earned runs.
GSL played at New Lon-
don-Spicer Tuesday, and host
Litchfield on Thursday before
traveling to Waconia on Fri-
Head Coach Dean Schwirtz (center) has
a discussion with his baserunners after
the Panthers took a 1-0 lead over Das-
sel-Cokato in the sixth at Glencoe on
Friday. GSL won 2-0, but went on to lose
10-1 Monday at DC. Schwirtz said it will
be interesting to see which team
emerges after splitting the two games.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Panthers win 2-0 Friday, then lose 10-1 Monday versus DC
Which team will show up?
Trap team is 5th
in Conference 4
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
In just two weeks of competi-
tion, the Glencoe-Silver Lake
trapshooting team sits in the
middle of Conference 4 (Class
AAA) with 9,255.5 team points.
But the team moved up one po-
sition from week one.
Currently the larger schools
sit in the top stops. St. Francis
holds first with 11,788, while
Eden Prairie has 11,662. Monti-
cello sits in third with 11,523.5,
and Anoka rounds out the top
four with 10,015.
Austin Bernstein shot 47 out
of 50 clays for the team’s best
performance in week 2. Derek
Ortloff and Nick Tabbert trailed
closely behind with 44.
Keith Collins shot fourth best
with 42 hit, while Michael Don-
nay and Alex Ide tied for fifth
with 41.
GSL found itself in the bot-
tom of the conference after its
4,635.5 point performance in
week one.
Collins was first on the team,
hitting 44 clays, while Ortloff
began his reign as No. 2 with a
Matthew Dahlke and Austin
Bernstein tied for third with 42,
while Donnay claimed fifth out-
right with 40.
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
It was a better week of com-
petition for girls’ golf than
boys’, as the Panther girls
played well at their home
course on Thursday but moved
one spot back in team rank-
That was the girls’ only
competition, while the boys
played at Hutchinson on Fri-
day, taking seventh out of nine
teams with a score of 390.
They played again Monday at
Annandale for the 16th annual
Daryl Gunnarson Memorial
Invitational, and placed 13th
out of 15 teams.
Both squads have a busy
schedule as the season gets in
full swing this week.
The boys were at Albion
Ridges in Annandale Tuesday,
while the girls traveled to
Litchfield. Both visit Becker
on Thursday for a preview of
section play, and then travel to
Spicer on Friday. GSL’s boys
have a home meet Monday,
while the girls are back at
GSL claimed second on the
front nine with a score of 200,
but stumbled back two spots
with a 215 on the back.
Overall, the Panthers sit in
third place in the Wright
County Conference, just four
points behind Annandale.
Litchfield has a firm hold of
Lexi Kerslake is currently
ranked eighth in the confer-
ence, 17 strokes back from
Litchfield’s Kennedy Som-
The girls did manage to turn
in their best 9-hole perform-
ance of the season with the
200 they shot on the front.
Ashlyn Ratike led the girls
in that span, finishing in just
46 strokes, good enough to tie
for third.
Kerslake shot a 49 while
golfing No. 1, and Claire
Wraspir finished with 51 at
No. 3.
Lizzy Gran, Allison Eis-
chens and Jenna Lokensgard
shot 54, 55, and 56 in spots
No. 4, 5 and 6.
But on the back nine, the
Panthers turned in a 215, and
fell back to fourth.
Kerslake’s 50 was the
team’s best, while Eischens
was the only other one to stay
in the low 50s with a 53.
Ratike and Wraspir both
shot 56s, while Gran finished
with 57 and Lokensgard with
No Panthers medaled at Fri-
day’s meet, but Lou Iacona
shot a team best 89, six strokes
better than Patrick Fehren-
bach’s 95 while golfing No. 3.
Koenen had a few different
faces on the course Friday,
with Trevor Posusta, Jayden
Lachermeier and Christian
Higgins getting some varsity
Posusta shot a 98 at No. 4,
while Lachermeier finished
with 115, and Higgins a 108.
At No. 2 Dylan Schuth also
shot a 115.
Fehrenbach finished Mon-
day’s meet with GSL’s best
score. Finishing in 89 strokes,
good enough to tie for 30th.
Eric Steffel returned to the
course Monday, and shot a
102, while Schuth and Lacher-
meier both finished with 104.
Posusta was one stroke
down at 105, and Tate Lilien-
thal produced a 109 in his re-
turn as well.
Mixed results for GSL golfers
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
Notching another big win over
a division opponent, the Panther
softball team improved to 5-2
overall with a 9-3 defeat of the
Dassel-Cokato Chargers on Fri-
The win keeps the Panthers in
first place in the Wright County
Conference with a 5-2 overall
Glencoe-Silver Lake was
eager and ready at the plate, de-
spite facing one of the better
pitchers in the conference, DC’s
Sarah Kivisto.
Moriah Maunu made her sev-
enth start, and earned her fifth
win of the season while only giv-
ing up five hits and three runs
while walking five and striking
out four.
Also impressive was the fact
that Rachel Rusten and Piper
Davis were missing from the
lineup for attending BPA. Piper
Davis has been a solid cleanup
hitter for GSL, while Rusten has
had an abundance of success
leading off. Posting a win with
those two absent, “made us a lit-
tle better team,” Head Coach
Steve Davis said.
Layne Herrmann filled in for
Rusten in the outfield, but batted
seventh. In her first start of the
season, she went 3-4 with four
The Panthers were only up 3-
1 when Kivisto was pulled. She
had walked six, while giving up
three hits, two of which belonged
to Steph Klockmann.
GSL was held scoreless in the
fourth, but racked up four runs in
the fifth.
Becca Green reached second
after singling and a sacrifice bunt
from Maunu. Erika Ribar
walked before Herrmann
slapped a single to clear the
bases. And Ellie Lepel reached
on an error by the first baseman,
and eventually scored on Maddy
Kalenberg’s single after Amanda
Meyer struck out. The Panthers
had a 7-3 advantage when the in-
ning finally ended.
The Chargers manufactured a
couple runs in the sixth, but GSL
scored a run in both the sixth and
seventh to close DC out 9-3.
GSL has a stiff schedule
ahead, as it hosted New London-
Spicer yesterday (Tuesday), and
travels to Litchfield for a double-
header on Thursday. The Pan-
thers then host Waconia on
Friday, before playing Hutchin-
son and DC at Hutch on Satur-
Trevor Posusta tried to
steer his ball by leaning
Friday afternoon in
Hutchinson. Posusta
shot a 98 while GSL took
sixth out of nine teams
with a team score of 390.
Silver Lake Leader photo
by Josh Randt
Page 6 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, May 8, 2014
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
KC families of the month
At the annual Silver Lake Knights of Columbus banquet
Friday night, families of the month were recognized. In
the front, from left to right, are Sharon Bandas, Judy
Penas, Carol Miskovsky, Joanne Victorian, Bernadett
Pokornowski and Ann Juncewski. In the back are Gerald
Kucera, Ray Bandas, Ron Penas, LeRoy Penas, Don
Miskovsky, Tony Victorian, Francis Pokornowski,
Clarence Juncewski and Master of Ceremonies Bob
Penas. Missing were Luann Kucera, Joe and Michele
Ebert, Jean Penas, Larry and Janice Lhotka, and John
and Rosie Shimanski. LeRoy and Judy Penas were
named “Family of the Year.”
We’ve definitely turned the right corner on the seasonal
weather map. After the deluge of last week and a cool few
days, the weekend slowly improved and now things are
perking up even more.
First we need to get through the middle part of the week.
A slow-moving storm system will pass to our south around
the middle portion of the week, ushering in moisture and
an increase in temperatures. There will be multiple chances
of rain and thunder from Tuesday night through late Thurs-
day and very early Friday.
This time period won’t be a complete washout, but you’ll
have to look at more up-to-date forecasts for exact timing
of showers or storms.
I say storms because we have our first real chance of
spring severe weather Wednesday evening and again
Thursday evening. It’s hard to tell how well-organized
these storms might be as I sit here and write this Monday,
but all the necessary ingredients are there for a few severe
storms from Minnesota all the way down to the Gulf of
Mexico, basically.
Once the storm moves by, the weekend is looking pretty
nice with highs in the 60s to maybe even 70 Sunday if we
get enough sun.
There are a couple weak chances of scattered showers
over the weekend, but they’ll be fairly spotty so it defi-
nitely won’t be a plan canceler … I hope! If we can dodge
the severe stuff, it should be a fairly nice spring week, fi-
nally. Happy May!
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Thursday — Highs 64-71; lows 43-49; rain/evening
thunder (severe possible).
Friday — Highs 56-62; lows 40-46; partly cloudy/morn-
ing shower possible.
Saturday — Highs 60-66; lows 43-49; mostly
clear/widely scattered showers.
Sunday — Highs 62-70; partly cloudy.
Weather Quiz: How is the drought monitor looking for
the upper Midwest after all of our recent rain?
Answer to last week’s question: What is meant by a
low-pressure area being “cut off?” A “cut-off” area of
low pressure in short means it’s operating outside the nor-
mal flow of weather systems and the jet screen. In rare in-
stances, a low-pressure area will separate itself from the
jet stream, which allows it to pretty much sit and spin over
one place for an extended amount of time. This is what we
were dealing with last week. They tend to linger for a few
days, and then they weaken enough to allow the flow to
take it back in.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
KC knights of the month
The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus held
its annual banquet Friday night at the Sil-
ver Lake American Legion. During the
event, knights of the month were recog-
nized, including, from left to right, Bob
Penas, Dan Giehtbrock, Ray Fiala, Perry
Vacek, Douglas Wosmek and State Deputy
Joe Konrardy. Missing were Darrell Kacz-
marek, Bernie Koktan Jr., Ralph Guen-
nigsmann, Joe Ebert, Ron Posusta and
Dave Humlicek. Kaczmarek was also
named grand knight.
Junior high
band performs
at band festival
On Friday, May 2, the Glen-
coe-Silver Lake Lincoln Jun-
ior High seventh- and
eighth-grade band performed
at the Minnesota Music Edu-
cator’s Association Middle
Level Band Festival.
The festival, held at South
View Middle School in Edina
is an opportunity for middle
school and junior high bands
in the region to perform for an
audience of their peers and re-
ceive comments and feedback
from a clinician.
The clinician for the 2014
festival was Verlene Stotts, di-
rector of bands at Discovery
Middle School in Fargo, N.D.
The combined seventh- and
eighth-grade band from GSL
Lincoln performed three selec-
tions: “Adrenaline Engines”
by Randall Standridge,
“Colonel Bogey March” by
Kenneth Alford, and “Celtic
Air and Dance No. 2” by
Michael Sweeney. The GSL
band is led by Peter Gepson.
Gepson said many positive
comments were received such
as “well-balanced/blended
tone qualities throughout” and
“nice attention to many de-
Other school participating
in the festival were South
View Middle School (Edina),
Valley View Middle School
(Edina), St. Anthony (New
Brighton), Chaska, St. Hu-
bert’s Catholic School (Chan-
hassen), Pioneer Ridge
(Chaska), Valley Middle
School (Apple Valley) and
GFWC meets;
will meet again
on May 27
GFWC Silver Lake
Women’s Club held its meet-
ing April 28 at the Legion
Club rooms. The evening
began with guest speaker
Emily Hackbarth talking about
how she and her dad built her
musical instrument, a harp.
Hackbarth also entertained
the group with several musical
selections on the harp.
Following the demonstra-
tion, the meeting was opened
with the Pledge of Allegiance
and Club Collect.
The club will participate in
the Silver Lake citywide
garage sales by having a bake
sale and serving a lunch.
A donation of $50 was given
to the Food for Kidz project.
Several members will help
pack meals either in Winsted
or Stewart.
The club will be serving
lunch at Music in the Park on
Thursday, July 17.
Five boxes of items, includ-
ing quilts, gowns, “Smile”
dolls, “Smile” bags, personal
care items, stuffed animals,
colors and coloring books, and
many other items for Opera-
tion Smile, were mailed to the
project warehouse.
The next meeting will be
held on Tuesday, May 27, at
6:30 p.m., at the Legion Club
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
6th-grade science fair
On Saturday, April 26, eight sixth-grade students from
Lakeside Elementary particpated in the Southern Re-
gional Science and Engineering Fair in Mankato, includ-
ing, from left to right, Mason Husted, Mackenzie Kantack,
Brittney Richter and Katie Nowak. In the back are Carl
Horrmann, Katilynn Herout, Grace Garoutte and Abby
Gronlund. Four students received first place, including
Garoutte, Husted, Kantack and Richter. Richter earned the
grand bronze medal for outstanding project; Kantack
earned grand silver medal and Garoutte (right) earned
grand gold medal. Garoutte also received the Broadcom
MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engi-
neering as Rising Stars) award. The MASTERS program
is an international science and engineering competition
open to sixth, seventh and eighth graders around the
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
6th-grade April Panther Paws
April Panther Paw certificates were
awarded during the all-school meeting at
Lakeside Elementary Friday morning,
April 25. Sixth-grade recipients include, in
the front, from left to right, Riley Ruzicka,
Sawyer Varpness, Holly Bandemer,
Mackenzie Kantack and Makayla Ron-
ngren. In the back are Claire Witte, Mon-
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Project Manager/Estimator
Rice Building Systems, Inc., is a 60-year-old growing Design/Build firm
in the St. Cloud area. We are currently seeking a Project Manager/Estima-
tor for our commercial and industrial design/build projects in our new
Glencoe office. This position is responsible for scheduling, subcontractor
coordination, estimating, project documentation, communication with
other project staff, and quality control.
Undergraduate degree in construction, management, engineering or re-
lated field is desired. Minimum of 5 years experience in commercial/in-
dustrial construction and project management/supervision required.
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Look for the Garage Sale ads in the
May 1
Silver Lake Leader and
online at glencoenews.com
Silver Lake LEADER
104B Lake Ave. • P.O. Box 343
Silver Lake, MN 55381
716 East 10
St. • P.O. Box 188
Glencoe, MN 55336
Order your Grad
Posters Today!
24” x 36”
Photo Posters
Prices starting as low as
$ 00*
+ tax
Call 320-864-5518 to place your order or stop in at the
Chronicle/Advertiser 716 E. 10th St., Glencoe
*Plus the cost of staff production time.
**Photos can be file photos from
The McLeod County Chronicle, Silver Lake Leader,
The Glencoe Advertiser or one of your own digital files.
Scenery Photos, Sports Photos,
Birthdays and MORE!
Page 8 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, May 8, 2014
The McLeod County Chronicle
An opportunity for your business to congratulate
the graduating seniors and to wish them
continued success in this keepsake edition.
This popular edition includes senior pictures, baby
pictures, and graduation program information.
Published Wednesday, June 4, in the McLeod County Chronicle
1/16 page (2.375"W x 3"H)
1/8 page (5"W x 3"H)
1/4 page (5"W x 6.25"H)
1/2 page (10.125"W x 6.25"H)
Full page (10.125"W x 12.75"H)
To reserve space please call our
Glencoe office at 320-864-5518,
FAX 320-864-5510 or E-mail
Ask for Karin Ramige Cornwell (karinr@glencoenews.com),
Sue Keenan (suek@glencoenews.com),
Brenda Fogarty (brendaf@glencoenews.com)
Check our Web site to see last year’s edition,
www.glencoenews.com, click on
Special Sections at the top of the page.
North Dakota State desig-
nated player Jackie Stifter has
been selected to the Capital
One Academic All-District 6
Softball first-team that was an-
nounced May 1.
The all-district teams are
voted on by members of the
College Sports Information
Directors of America
(CoSIDA). Stifter advances to
the Capital One Academic All-
America® team ballot.
To be nominated, student-
athletes must have at least a
3.30 cumulative grade-point
average, have sophomore ath-
letic and academic standing,
have completed one academic
year at their institution, and be
a starter or key reserve for
their team.
Stifter, daughter of Keith
and Nina Stifter of Winsted
and a graduate of Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake High School, main-
tains a 3.86 grade-point
average, and is majoring in so-
cial science education and
public history.
She was a 2013 National
Fastpitch Coaches Association
(NFCA) All-America Scholar
Athlete, recognized as a Sum-
mit League Distinguished
Scholar and on the Summit
League Winter-Spring Honor
Stifter is currently hitting
.370 with eight doubles, one
home run and 18 RBI. Ten of
Stifter’s 30 career hits have
been for extra bases (nine dou-
bles, one home run).
In the current Summit
League statistics (based on
league games only), she is
10th in batting average (.353)
and on-base percentage (.450).
North Dakota State (27-15,
10-3 Summit League) was
scheduled to close out the reg-
ular season May 2-3 with a
three-game Summit series at
South Dakota (28-17, 9-5 SL).
The Bison are in first place in
the league standings, while
USD is third.
NDSU is scheduled to host
the Summit League Softball
Championship tournament
May 7-10 at the Ellig Sports
Stifter named to Academic
All-District 6 team at NDSU
GSL graduate Jackie Stifter has been named academic
all-district as well as being a top hitter for the North
Dakota State University softball team.
Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Mother’s Day
On Tuesday afternoon,
preschool students at
Faith Presbyterian Pre-
school in Silver Lake were
working on painting pots
made from clothespins for
gifts for Mother’s Day. The
students planted marigold
seeds for the pots, which
are now in bloom. Above
is Ashlynn Imdieke and to
the right is Miranda
Nowak. The students also
planted beans after learn-
ing about “Jack and the
May 12-16
Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Beef tips with gravy,
mashed potatoes, corn, bread,
margarine, peaches, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Barbecued pork, po-
tato salad, cauliflower, bun, mar-
garine, fruit crisp, low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Country steak,
whole potatoes, creamed carrots,
bread, margarine, pudding, low-fat
Thursday — Roast turkey,
mashed potatoes with gravy, green
beans, cranberry sauce garnish,
strawberries, low-fat milk.
Friday — Chicken breast sand-
wich, pea and cheese salad, fresh
fruit, bun, margarine, bar, low-fat
Helen Baker Lunch
Monday — Hamburger on a
whole-grain bun, baked beans,
baby carrots with dressing, apple
wedges, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Hot ham and
cheese on a whole-grain bun, tater
tots, cucumber slices with dress-
ing, banana, chilled applesauce.
Wednesday — Cheesy Italian
dunkers, seasoned green beans,
marinated cucumbers and toma-
toes, grapes, chilled peaches.
Thursday — Turkey corn dog,
french fries, baby carrots with
dressing, orange wedges, chilled
Friday — Tony’s cheese pizza,
seasoned corn, caesar romaine
side salad with dressing, apple
wedges, chilled mixed fruit.
Lakeside Lunch
Monday — Hamburger on a
whole-grain bun, ham and cheese
on a whole-grain bun, baked
beans, baby carrots with dressing,
apple wedges, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Hot ham and
cheese on a whole-grain bun, chef
salad with cheese, egg and crou-
tons, bread stick, tater tots, cucum-
ber slices with dressing, banana,
chilled applesauce.
Wednesday — Cheesy Italian
dunkers, fun lunch with yogurt,
American cheese and crackers,
seasoned green beans, marinated
cucumbers and tomatoes, grapes,
chilled peaches.
Thursday — Turkey corn dog,
chef salad with cheese, egg and
croutons, bread stick, french fries,
baby carrots with dressing, orange
wedges, chilled pears.
Friday — Tony’s cheese pizza,
turkey and cheese on whole-grain
bread, seasoned corn, caesar ro-
maine side salad with dressing,
apple wedges, chilled mixed fruit.
Junior, Senior High Lunch
Monday — Mexican bar with
beef or chicken nachos or tacos,
brown rice, refried beans, corn,
black bean and salsa salad, baby
carrots with dressing, petite ba-
nana, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Chicken nuggets,
mashed potatoes with dressing,
dinner roll, seasoned corn, confetti
coleslaw, red-pepper strips with
dressing, apple, chilled apple-
Wednesday — Turkey corn dog,
seasoned carrots, seasoned po-
tato wedges, broccoli salad with
raisins, jicama sticks with dressing,
kiwi wedges, chilled peaches.
Thursday — Tater tot hot dish,
dinner roll, seasoned peas, apple
crisp, chickpea salad, cucumber
slices with dressing, orange
wedges, chilled pears.
Friday — Pasta bar with chicken
alfredo or Italian pasta with meat
sauce, bread stick, seasoned
green beans, caesar romaine
salad, baby carrots with dressing,
apple, chilled mixed fruit.
This great page will remind everyone of the great places to shop close-by.
Your business will have a full-color 2x3 (3.575” x 3”) ad
on the page in the Glencoe Advertiser on May 25,
online on our Web site, and on promotional posters.
You will also be given the opportunity to have your customers register
provided at no additional cost to you.
We will also be running reminders to stop and
shop at the participating locations in all of
our issues and on the web throughout the summer.
Call today to reserve advertising space
in this summer promotion!
Deadline is Wednesday, May 21.
Call 320-864-5518
Fax 320-864-5510
Ask for Karin Ramige Cornwell, karinr@glencoenews.com;
Brenda Fogarty, brendaf@glencoenews.com
Sue Keenan, suek@glencoenews.com
or contact: Sibley Shopper
507-964-5547 • Fax 507-964-2423
Ashley Reetz, AshleyR@ArlingtonMNnews.com
~ A guide to shopping local ~
Cherry Cobbler Bars
1 cup butter, softened
1-3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add
eggs, one at a time, beating well after each ad-
dition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking
powder and salt; add to creamed mixture.
Spread 3 cups of batter into an ungreased
15x10x1-inch baking pan. Spread pie filling
over batter. Drop remaining batter by teaspoon-
fuls over top. Bake at 350˚ for 30 to 35 minutes
or until a toothpick inserted near the center
comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Combine
the confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla; stir
until smooth. Drizzle over bars.
Philly Steak Potatoes
4 large baking potatoes
1-1/2 cups frozen pepper strips
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 pound sliced deli roast beef, cut into strips
1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish
Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a mi-
crowave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on
high for 15 to 17 minutes or until tender, turning
once. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook pep-
pers and onion in butter over medium heat until
tender. Stir in roast beef; heat through. Cut an
“X” in the top of each potato; fluff pulp with a
fork. Spoon meat mixture into potatoes; sprin-
kle with cheese. Combine mayonnaise and
horseradish; spoon over tops.
Zesty Soft Chicken Tacos
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons Sriracha Asian hot chili sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 naan flatbreads, warmed
1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, shredded
Minced fresh cilantro, optional
In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients.
Spread over flatbreads; top with chicken and, if
desired, cilantro.
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