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By Rich Glennie
Editor
“If at first you don’t suc-
ceed, try, try again,” is an old
adage. The Glencoe-Silver
Lake School Board is follow-
ing that advice and looking at
another referendum attempt to
get a building bond passed,
possibly in November.
On Monday night, minus
two members — Clark Chris-
tianson and Anne Twiss — the
School Board took a look at
the latest option for a building
bond, but the price has gone up
considerably.
Instead of an $18.6 million
bond of two years ago, this
next attempt will call for a $25
million bond.
Why?
“Because building costs
have gone up,” according to
Michelle Sander, district busi-
ness manager. She said what
cost $153 a square foot to
build new in 2011 is now $197
a square foot. What was $82 a
square foot to remodel two
years ago is now $95 a square
foot.
No School Board decision
was made Monday, but a spe-
cial workshop session could be
upcoming to see if the district
will pursue another referen-
dum this fall.
*****
The School Board ran two
referendums past voters in
2011, and both were defeated
by nearly the same margin.
The latest option, minus the
Early Childhood Family Edu-
cation/Special Education
(ECFE/SE) wing that is being
built this year, is actually a
smaller project than proposed
in 2011.
But the latest option ad-
dresses some of the concerns
expressed after the two refer-
endum defeats, Sander said.
She said since the bids came
in higher than expected for the
new ECFE/ECSE addition, it
was time to look at costs of the
bigger, more comprehensive
building project.
The estimates indicated the
total hard costs had jumped to
$21.1 million over the $16.5
million in 2011. But added into
the mix were about $600,000
in expenses to upgrade win-
dows at Lakeside Elementary
in Silver Lake, make improve-
ments to the Silver Lake foot-
ball field and to install a fire
suppression (sprinkler) system
for the Lincoln Jr. High build-
ing.
Add in “soft costs” for items
like architectural/engineering
fees, permits, printing and con-
tingencies, and the total project
cost is nearly $24 million
under the new option, up from
$18.3 million with the 2011
referendums.
Sander said administration
met with architect Paul
Youngquist to look at some
new options for the building
project.
One was to eliminate the
two-story connection on the
south side of the building that
was originally set to house el-
ementary (second- and third-
grade) students on the second
floor and junior high (seventh-
and eighth-grade) students on
the first floor.
That sparked some negative
comments from some parents
concerned about mixing the
students together with such
age disparities.
So the grade levels will be
separated under the option pre-
sented Monday night.
The second- and third-grade
students would be located in a
two-story addition on the north
end of current Lincoln Junior
High’s east wing.
The seventh- and eighth-
grade students would be lo-
cated in an addition onto the
east end of the high school.
The newest plan also would
enclose the north end of the
high school/Panther Field
House complex and join the
high school with Lincoln Jr.
High with a common cafeteria
and gymnasium on the south
end of the facility about where
the tennis courts are now lo-
cated.
While the total dollars are a
“substantial increase,” Sander
said she was surprised when
the tax impacts were calcu-
lated for $20 million and $25
million bond options.
Some property tax impacts
actually decreased for a 30-
year bond, while others, like
bare agricultural land, in-
creased slightly. The 2011 ref-
erendums sought a 15-year
bond.
“It was not as big a tax im-
pact as one would think,”
Sander said after changes were
made to the homestead credit
at the Legislature.
*****
Sander said if a November
election is planned, then the
School Board needs to make a
decision between now and
July in order to meet timelines
with the state.
GSL Superintendent Chris
Sonju said no decision was
planned Monday night, but
said the newest plan is “an
idea, a tweak to the original
plan.”
Vol. 112 No. 25 • Thursday, June 13, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
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by Alyssa Schauer
Pool Day
Last Thursday, June 6,
the city of Silver Lake
had planned on opening
the Bruce Maresh
Aquatic Center, but with
the pattern of inclement
weather, the pool actually
opened to patrons last
Saturday. Pool patrons
have yet to see good
swimming weather, but
lessons and swimming
classes have still com-
menced. Lifeguard Katie
Dennison (above, middle)
particpates in playful
swim time with younger
class and to the right,
lifeguard Ashley Boyer
teaches diving tech-
niques to some of the
older students. For a
complete pool schedule
of lessons and classes,
pick up a calendar at the
Bruce Maresh Aquatic
Center or call the city at
320-327-2412.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
At a public hearing on Tues-
day evening, the Silver Lake
Planning Commission ap-
proved a variance request by
Jan Welle, and will recom-
mend approval of the variance
to the Silver Lake City Coun-
cil next Monday at its regular
meeting.
A total of three residents at-
tended the hearing, including
Donovan Holtberg, Richard
Smith and Welle.
Welle is proposing to split
her lot at 217 Grove Ave. S,
and a variance is required be-
cause after the split, the two
lots would be at 8,940 square
feet. The zoning ordinance in
Silver Lake requires properties
to be at least 10,000 square
feet.
“The property is already
split into two lots, but she’s
proposing to actually turn the
lots from north and south to
run east and west,” City Clerk
Kerry Venier said.
Welle’s house is located on
one of the lots, and she said by
changing the lot boundaries,
she hopes to have the option to
build on or sell the other lot in
the future.
Venier presented the com-
mission with an application,
and reminded the group about
the “changed” state law.
“You have to have grounds
for approval or disapproval
based on the following five
questions:
1) Is the proposed variance
in harmony with the general
purposes and intent of the zon-
ing ordinances?
2) Is the proposed variance
consistent with the compre-
hensive plan?
3) Is the proposed use rea-
sonable?
4) Is the need for the vari-
ance caused by circumstances
unique to the property not cre-
ated by the landowner?
5) Will the variance not alter
the essential character of the
neighborhood?
Venier said Welle’s intent
follows all questions. “The
two lots will remain residen-
tial in nature, and her proposal
follows our comprehensive
plan, as our plan for develop-
ing that area as a residential
lot,” he said.
“Her request is reasonable
and her property is currently
on two plotted lots that don’t
meet zoning requirements,”
Venier said.
Holtberg and Smith asked
questions about the utility at-
tachments and building re-
quirements on the split lots.
“Would there be any utility
easements?” Holtberg asked.
“That’d be between the
owner and the utility compa-
nies,” Venier said.
Welle said she already had
“water and sewer stubbed in”
during the Grove Avenue re-
construction, so that utilities
would run to that second lot.
“She’s already incurred the
costs to install those lines,”
Venier said.
“If you allow this, which I
Variance approved
to allow splitting of
residential lots
City Council has final say
GSL School Board considers another building vote
Go o g el E ar t h. k nl
Stressing this was only an option being looked at for a
new building project at the Lincoln Jr. High-high school
campus, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board began
discussions Monday on a third attempt to pass a school
bond referendum. The new construction of this option is
in the darker gray, and the lighter gray areas are the cur-
rent configuration of the two school buildings. This de-
sign was an attempt to address some of the concerns ex-
pressed about the original building project in 2011. Two
2011 referendum attempts were rejected by GSL voters.
Variance
Turn to page 3
Building
Turn to page 2
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Silver Lake Music in the Park 2013
Food Served at 6 p.m. - Music Starts at 7 p.m.
In case of bad weather, program will be held at the Silver Lake Auditorium.
An announcement will be made at 5 p.m. on KDUZ/KARP if this is necessary.
BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR.
DATE BAND ORGANIZATION REFRESHMENTS
Thursday, George Palma Pola-Czesky Royalty BBQs, chips,
June 20 Band Bake Sale. Kolaches pickle, dessert &
made by candidates. beverage.
Thursday, Wagon Grace Bible Church Mr. Rib Sandwich,
June 27 Wheelers chips, pickle
dessert & beverage.
Thursday, July 4 HOLIDAY NO MUSIC IN THE PARK
Thursday, Alice and the Mariners’ Club BBQ Pork sandwich,
July 11 Ol’ Boys Faith Presbyterian chips, pickle, dessert
& beverage.
Thursday, Jim’s American Legion Turkey Sandwich,
July 18 Brewers Auxiliary #141 chips, pickle, dessert,
& beverage.
Thursday, Rod Weiers Silver Lake Womans BBQs, chips, pickle,
July 25 Family & Friends Club – GFWC dessert & beverage.
Thursday, Silver Nickel Church of Holy Seasoned Pork Patty,
August 1 Band Family CCW chips, pickle, dessert,
& beverage
*Living Water Puppets & Peepers at 6:15 p.m.*
CO-CHAIRS: DENEIL & LISA THOMPSON 327-2278
RAY & SHARON BANDAS 327-3115
Prizes for children and adults will be awarded throughout the evening.
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Silver Lake Dairy Day set
Silver Lake Dairy Day is set for Friday, June 21, from
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Legion Park in Silver Lake.
A meal of pulled pork sandwiches, chips and a pickle will
be served. There will be free milk, ice cream, crackers and
cheese and prizes will be awarded.
Community ‘500’ set June 19
The community is invited to play “500” at Cedar Crest
Estate in Silver Lake on Wednesday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m.,
in the dining room. Refreshments will be served.
Lions meeting for June 20
The Silver Lake Lions will meet Thursday, June 20, at
the Silver Lake Legion beginning with a director’s meet-
ing at 6:30 p.m. and regular meeting to follow at 7 p.m.
The installation of officers is scheduled.
Music in the Park June 20
The first night of the six-week Music in the Park series
in Silver Lake starts Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. A meal
of barbecues, chips, pickle, dessert and beverages will be
served by the Pola-Czesky Royalty committee, and a ko-
lache bake sale also will be held. At 7 p.m., the George
Palma Band will begin playing. For a complete schedule,
see the ad in this week’s Leader.
Plato Dairy Day set June 14
The Plato Lions are hosting a burger night and dairy day
with free ice cream on Friday, June 14, from 4 p.m. to 7:30
p.m., at the Plato Park. There will be door prizes and pro-
ceeds go to local projects.
Legion meeting on Monday
The Silver Lake Legion will hold its monthly meeting
Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m., at the Silver Lake American
Legion Post 141.
Auxiliary set to meet June 17
The Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary will meet
Monday, June 17, at 7:15 p.m.
Degree of Honor meeting set
The Silver Lake Degree of Honor No. 182 will hold its
social meeting Tuesday, June 25, at 5 p.m., in the Silver
Lake Auditorium. There will be a catered meal.
WFLA meeting set June 28
The Western Fraternal Life Lodge Lumir will hold its
business meeting at the Komensky School on Tuesday,
June 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck supper and
meeting to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Upcoming Events
But acting board chairman
Jamie Alsleben stressed that
this latest diagram of a build-
ing project has not been agreed
to, and he had concerns about
the changes.
“If we change to a different
diagram, we need to do a lot of
educating with the public,” Al-
sleben said. He said the origi-
nal plans had a lot of
efficiencies built into it. “This
diagram takes away from
some of those efficiencies.”
Alsleben said one concern is
that the new plan “is adding a
whole lot more roof” than the
original plan.
Another concern, Alsleben
said, is the new plan will in-
volve three areas of new con-
struction and will involve “the
entire campus” instead of just
two areas.
Board member Donna Von-
Berge asked where the square
footage savings come from in
the new plan.
From the front (south side)
of the original plan, Sander
said, with the elimination of
the two-story addition.
She said the new plan also
gains a classroom near the pro-
posed new field house entry,
and the current kitchen area
would be remodeled into a lab
to tie into the ag and industrial
technology areas.
VonBerge said critics often
tell her to just remodel the
Helen Baker Elementary
building rather than close it.
“It’s been talked about many
times,” Sander said and
pointed to a study done in
2005 that indicated it would
take $4 million back then to re-
model it with new windows,
roof and to update the electri-
cal wiring.
After $4 million, Sander
said, it still would not gain any
more classroom space and not
address the space issue there
that is driving the need for a
building project at the Lincoln-
high school campus.
VonBerge said another con-
cern is what would happen to
the Helen Baker building if it
was closed?
Sonju said if there is an op-
portunity to sell it for other
uses, that is an option. “We
want to make sure the facility
is viable for the community.
We do not want it vacant and
sitting there.”
But Sonju said talk of sell-
ing it is hard to answer. “We
can’t put it up for sale until we
are ready.”
Sander also said the Helen
Baker facility is “landlocked”
for future expansion, and so is
Lakeside Elementary. But to
expand at Helen Baker would
require giving up the play-
ground area that is used exten-
sively.
Board member Jason Linde-
man, who sat on the former
McLeod West School Board,
said the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Education (MDE) also
may not allow any expansion
of the Helen Baker facility or
remodeling of the old facility
due to regulations that reject
projects that cost more than the
building is worth. That was ex-
perienced at McLeod West be-
fore the district dissolved.
Sander agreed. She said
older facilities are tougher to
get through the state permit-
ting process.
The following are the re-
sults for the first week of
horseshoe league:
First, Mallak Excavating,
25.
Second, K&K Storage,
18.5.
Third, Silver Lake Fire De-
partment, 18.
Fourth, Silver Lake Legion,
14.5.
Silver Lake
horseshoe
results
Submitted photo
First turkey
On May 18, Ethan Wraspir shot his first turkey. The
beast weighed 20 pounds and had 3/4-inch spurs and
a 10-inch beard. Wraspir is the son of Dale and Betty
Wraspir of Silver Lake.
Building Continued from page 1
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, June 13, 2013 — Page 3
NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS
OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS
GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT #2859
This is the official notice to parents and guardians of
special education students that the Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District retains records for seven (7) years after a
student's graduation date.
Special Education Records for students who
graduated in the 2005-2006 school year will be
destroyed on July 30, 2013, unless a parent,
guardian, or the special education student makes a request
in writing to the school district and makes ar rangements to
pick the records up at the District Office at Lincoln Junior
High School, 1621 E. 16th St., Glencoe, before July 30,
2013.
If you have further questions about obtaining your
child's special education records please contact Becky Dahl,
MARSS Coordinator, at 320-864-2494 or at
BDahl@gsl.k12.mn.us.
Anne Twiss, Clerk
SCHOOL BOARD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #2859
K22-23CLa
Wanted by God
Vacation Bible School 2013
Where: Faith Presbyterian Church,
Silver Lake
When: June 17-19
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Ages: Pre-K through 6th Grade
Come for Bible stories, crafts,
snacks and games!
Special surprise on the last day!
*Any questions, please contact
Ashley Ardolf-Mason at 320-224-3443
or by e-mail: aardolf@gmail.com
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Silver Lake’s
DAIRY DAY
– Milk once again donated by JB Dairy & Schroeder Milk Co. –
– FIVE -
$
10 Gift Certificates –
for Dairy Products redeemable from the McLeod Co. ADA
Friday, June 21
5:30-8:30 p.m. • Silver Lake City Park
Prizes will be awarded. Receive a ticket with each sandwich purchased.
FREE * Crackers * FREE * Cheese * FREE
5:30-8:30 pm
$
5 Pulled Pork Sandwiches
5:30-7:30 pm Kids Activities by Silver Lake Legion Auxiliary
6:00-8:00 pm Music by Jim’s Brewers
7:00-8:00 pm Guess the Age and Weight of the Calf
7:00 pm Ice Cream Eating Contest
7:15 pm Milk Drinking Contest
Rain Location at Silver Lake Auditorium
Silver Lake Business Association hosts
Meet the McLeod
County Dairy
Princesses & Pola-
Czesky Royalty!
HIT 106.9 FM
broadcasting
LIVE during
the events!
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milk & ice cream
Fun Spots Close to Home!
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• Glencoe City Center • Glencoe Farmer’s Market • Berger Interiors
So the pool opened last
week, believe it or not, and I
can’t help but think — “Brrr!”
We are nearly half way
through June, and what should
be the starting month of sum-
mer. But, of course, this is
Minnesota, where anything
can happen.
Although our current wet,
cool season is less than perfect
for the usual summer activities
of swimming, hiking, canoe-
ing and camping, it’s not im-
possible to accomplish all
those hobbies without the sun
and its warmth.
When I traveled throughout
the northern Great Plains area
for two weeks, camping and
studying the Lakota culture, it
rained for 14 days in a row.
Yes. The entire two weeks!
You can imagine our frus-
tration putting up and taking
down soggy tents daily as we
moved through various areas
of South Dakota, Nebraska
and Wyoming.
My rain gear had ghastly
tears in it by the end of the
trip, and my feet had quarter-
sized blisters from hiking
around in damp boots.
But as I look at the scars on
my heels from those painful
sores, I can’t help but remem-
ber that it was one of the most
exciting and eye-opening ex-
periences of my life.
The trip was part of my in-
ternship at Winona State, and
it was a two-week course on
travel writing and studying
Native American history and
language.
One of our trip leaders, Dr.
Reidy, known as “Leksi”
(Lek-she), or “Uncle” in
Lakota, was adopted into the
one of the Lakota tribes in
South Dakota, and he brought
us to the reservation to study
the language and culture and
to meet some of the medicine
men.
The 15 other students and I
heard old war stories from
early battles and a few Lakota
legends about bison, giant
bears and the landmark Mato
Tipilia, more commonly
known as Devil’s Tower. Also,
we were taught how to make
delicious Indian fry bread, and
we even sang a few Lakota
prayer songs.
Our trip also entailed horse-
back riding, museum visits, a
trip to Mount Rushmore and
the Crazy Horse memorial,
and a 2 a.m. hike up Bear
Butte Mountain to catch the
sunrise.
Although stumbling up the
mountain in the dark, hanging
onto trees and fellow students
for balance makes for some
laughs and a vivid flashback,
my favorite memory has to be
the sweat lodge ceremonies.
These “sweats” are a purifi-
cation ceremony, accompa-
nied by traditional Lakota
prayers and songs. The sweat
lodges are dome-shaped, and
low to the ground — even I
wouldn’t be able to stand in
one at five feet tall.
They are built of wood and
stones, and are covered by
heavy canvases. On one end of
the hut is the entrance, created
by a canvas flap. Inside the
hut, in the center, is a fire pit,
where the hot stones are
placed.
In Lakota culture, women
enter the sweat in plain T-
shirts and long skirts, barefoot,
and men typically wear only
shorts.
In our very first sweat, all
16 of us, plus our two profes-
sors, filed one by one into the
compact sweat lodge, forming
a kneeling circle around the
fire pit.
Leksi then sat near the en-
trance, where he loaded 17 hot
rocks from the bonfire into the
sweat lodge, and with all of us
in there, you could already feel
the heat and the door was still
open!
Once that canvas flap went
down, it was as if the sweat
lodge became the hottest,
darkest sauna in the world.
I couldn’t see anything
around me, except the red
glowing rocks, and the
sparkling, fiery ash of the
dried sage leaves thrown onto
them.
Then Leksi proceeded to
begin with Lakota prayer
songs, and started to pour
water onto the rocks.
At that point, I had bent
over and dug my face into the
dirt, just to feel the cool mud
on my skin.
Yes, it was that hot!
After a few songs, Leksi
opened the door to let cool air
in, before closing it once
more, pouring water on the
rocks, and starting another
round of songs and prayers to
God, or Wakan Takan in
Lakota.
Purification is the right
word to describe the ceremony
— the steam, the image of the
sparkling sage on the glowing
rocks and the melodic Lakota
songs made for quite the expe-
rience. After exiting the lodge,
and after nearly two hours of
sweating, I felt rejuvenated
and even stronger in my faith.
It’s amazing what you can
learn through a little travel,
and even more incredible that
the simple memories of the
sweats can warm up even the
rainiest of June days.
Rain evokes Lakota trip memories
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
75 YEARS AGO - JUNE 18, 1938 —Min-
nesota voters will go to the polls on Monday,
June 20, to participate in the statewide primary
election. Silver Lake will take special interest
in the election with four men in the 4th District
Commissioner race, incumbent Frank V. Zeik,
George Poshek, Reuben Wanous and Anthony
Felepe. The contest for county treasurer has Sil-
ver Lake interested as F.A. Chalupsky is one of
the promising contenders. The County School
Superintendent office has a decidedly local in-
terest as two of the contenders, incumbent Dan
Vorlicek and Clayton O’Hagan, are both grad-
uates of Silver Lake High School and are re-
garded as Silver Lake boys.
Extensive remodeling and repair work was
started last week on the St. Adalbert’s parish
house under Stanley S. Mallak and Steve
Grzeskowiak. Partitions on the first floor have
been moved, rearranging and enlarging where
necessary, and the entire building insulated. In-
terior work also includes new wiring, and F.D.
Slanga has charge of the plumbing alterations
and new plastering. A coat of stucco and re-
moval of the front porch together with changing
of several windows will completely alter the ap-
pearance.
Graduates from all the Silver Lake High
School classes beginning with 1915 have been
invited to attend the annual reunion and banquet
on Saturday, June 18, at the high school audito-
rium.
Patrons must pay for water or go without is
the new drastic regulation put into effect by the
Village Council beginning July 1.
The annual picnic at Bohemian Hall, spon-
sored by the Bohemian Reading and Educa-
tional Society, will be held on Sunday, June 19.
A program by the school children will be given
in the afternoon. Jerry Dostal and his orchestra
will furnish the music in the afternoon and also
at the big dance in the hall in the evening.
Regina Adickes was married to Theophil Ke-
lash in a quiet ceremony held at the Mt. Olive
Lutheran parsonage on Saturday evening.
A son was born on June 10 to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Ondracek.
50 YEARS AGO - JUNE 13, 1963 — Mem-
bers of the Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club will
be about soon soliciting funds to aid them in in-
stalling two aid pumps and lines in Silver Lake.
The Club also plans to install an additional plant
in Swan Lake.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Sil-
ver Lake youngsters will begin Red Cross
swimming lessons at Lake Marion. Buses will
transport the swimmers to their lessons.
Judy Paggen, student at Silver Lake High
School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Paggen, left this Thursday to attend Girls State
in St. Paul.
Jim Gehlen, Minneapolis Star and Tribune
carrier in Silver Lake and son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Gehlen, won a trip to Minneapolis for an ex-
citing houseboat and Ski-O-Rama Holiday as a
reward for his extra sales effort.
Jerry Born was honorably discharged from
the U.S. Army. Roger Dostal, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Stanley Dostal, and Francis Zaruba, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zaruba, enlisted in the
Navy for three years and left on Wednesday,
June 5, for San Diego, Calif., where they will
be stationed.
The Jack Helmbrechts are living in their new
home now being completed, and the Dan
Tschimperles have moved into the residence va-
cated by the Helmbrechts next to the Helm-
brecht Service Station.
Patricia Zaruba and William Droege were
married on Saturday, May 25, at the St. Joseph
Church parsonage.
A wedding dance honoring Sharen Sustacek
and Loren Maresh will be held on Saturday,
June 15, at the Archway Sherman Station.
The public is invited to attend the wedding
dance honoring Sharon Bisping and Donald
Humlicek on Saturday evening, June 15, at the
Blue Note Ballroom.
25 YEARS AGO - JUNE 16, 1988 —The
joint board meeting held with the Silver Lake
and Lester Prairie school boards at Lester
Prairie had about 50 citizens in attendance with
most from Lester Prairie. The interdistrict co-
operation (pairing) appears to be put on a six-
month or longer hold. What will happen next
will be decided by each individual school board.
The Silver Lake Centennial cookbooks are
now on sale at a cost of $6 each.
Betty Kosek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Kosek, is the Silver Lake Job Service
mini-office manager.
John Hendricks will hold an auction on Mon-
day, June 20, at his residence at 308 Frank St.
Jim Hemerick, son of Jerome and Elaine
Hemerick, graduated with a BS degree in engi-
neering technology from St. Cloud State Uni-
versity.
Betsy Ruzicka, daughter of David and Gloria
Ruzicka, was crowned queen of the Glencoe
Days celebration.
John Lewandowski celebrated his 30th year
of service with United Telephone Co.
Sharon Littfin and Leonard M. Ardolf were
united in marriage on Saturday, April 30, at St.
John’s Lutheran Church, Winsted.
The public is invited to attend the wedding
dance honoring Nancy Anderle and Tony Hum-
licek on Saturday, June 18, at the Silver Lake
Auditorium.
A daughter was born on June 7 to Gerald and
Donna Vasek. Bob and Kathy Maresh are the
parents of a son born on May 30.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
have no problem with, would
there still be enough impervi-
ous surface to build on? What
is the percent in Silver Lake?
Thiry-nine percent? Would
that lot be big enough for a de-
cent home,” Smith asked.
“The impervious surface to
build in Silver Lake is 40 per-
cent. If someone were to buy
or build on that property,
they’d meet all setback re-
quirements,” Venier said.
“I’ve been talking with
other neighbors, and we really
don’t have a problem with it.
We just want to make sure it’s
not too small for anything,”
Smith said.
“What are the setbacks?”
Holtberg asked.
Venier said setbacks are at
30 feet for the front, 25 feet for
the rear, and 16 feet total com-
bined on both sides.
The planning commission
will send its recommendations
to the Silver Lake City Coun-
cil for action at its regular
meeting Monday, June 17.
Silver Lake City Council
Regular Meeting
June 17, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Agenda
Call to order:
Approve agenda:
Consent agenda:
1. Approve minutes of the May 20 regular meeting.
2. Approve payroll Nos. 11 and 12 and May Ambulance.
3. Claims to be paid:
**Donation from Knights of Columbus
Old business:
1. Update on Grove Ave/CSAH 2 reconstruction project.
New business:
1. Resolution approving property/casualty insurance pre-
miums.
2. Proposal to replace power panel at pump house.
3. Resolution supporting the use of bonding dollars to
pave the Luce Line Trail.
4. Resolution assessing delinquent utility accounts to
property taxes.
Department Business:
1. Liquor Store
2. Public Safety
3. Public Works
4. Community Development
5. Administration
Open discussion:
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Fri.-Sun., June 14,15, 16
Stockholm Lutheran Church
16133 Cty. Rd. 30 SW, Cokato
www.StockholmTractorShow.com
Info: Randy 320-286-5318
FRIDAY:
5:00 pm Pork Chop Dinner
(Until Gone) (Wright County Pork Producers)
5:30 pm Ice Cream Social/Pie
SATURDAY:
8:30 am Registration
10:00 am Tractor Parade (Starts at Cokato Nursing Home)
10:30 am Show Opens
11:00 am Calendar Pictures Taken
Noon Kids Pedal Tractor Pull
2:00 pm Tractor Teeter Totter
SUNDAY:
9:00 am Church Service (Under the Tent)
FFA Tractor Driving Contest and Safety Training
12:30 pmSlow Tractor Race
Raffle Drawing Following Slow Race
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FAMILY FUN DAY
Sat., June 22 • 2 p.m. • Softball Field
Bring the family to come play
some kickball and have some fun!
Hog Roast with baked beans and chips.
$
5/plate Starting at 2 p.m. Choice or water or juice included.
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We will put
teams together.
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
320-327-2265
http://silverlakechurch.org
Thurs., June 13 — Women’s
fellowship at Molly’s Cafe, 6 p.m.
Sat., June 15 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., June 16 — “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 graduates, 11:45
a.m.
Wed., June 19 — Confirmation
class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, puppet
practice, 7 p.m.
Sat., June 22 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.
Sun., June 23 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service,
Farm Days, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
school for all ages, 10:35 a.m.;
all-church potluck.
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
2843.
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
320-327-2452
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends
@embarqmail.com
Mark Ford, Pastor
Carol Chmielewski, CLP
Office hours: Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., June 16 — Outdoor wor-
ship service with fellowship to
follow, 10 a.m.
Mon., June 17-Wed., June 19
— Vacation Bible school, 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY
FAMILY
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., June 13 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; Area
Worship at Holy Family, 7 p.m.
Fri., June 14 — Mass, 8 a.m.
Sat., June 15 — Mass, 6:30
p.m.
Sun., June 16 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
Mass, 8 p.m.; Friends of San
Lucas brunch, 8 a.m.
Tues., June 18 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.;
KC meeting, 7 p.m.
Wed., June 19 — Youth group
Valleyfair trip; Mass, 5 p.m.
Thurs., June 20 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; meet and
greet at The Pines in Hutchinson,
12:30 p.m.
Fri., June 21 — Mass, 8 a.m.
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH
950 School Rd. S.W.
Hutchinson
320-587-9443
E-mail: infor@
loversoftruth.com
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., June 16 — 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., June 16 — Sunday
school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.;
priesthood, relief society and pri-
mary, 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., June 16 — Worship, 8:30
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., June 19 — 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., June 16 — Sunday
school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15
a.m.
ST. PIUS X CHURCH
1014 Knight Ave.,
Glencoe
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., June 13 — Mass at
GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; area wor-
ship meeting, Holy Family, 7 p.m.
Fri., June 14 — Anointing of
the sick Mass, 9:30 a.m.; coffee
and rolls following Mass; St. Pius
X, Holy Family youth group Val-
leyfair registrations due; Spanish
Mass, 5:30 p.m.
Sat., June 15 — Spanish bap-
tisms, 10 a.m.; St. Pius X CCW
baking, wrapping cookies, 9 a.m.;
Father’s Day cookie sales before
and after Mass; reconciliation, 4
p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.
Sun., June 16 — Father’s Day;
cookie sales before and after
Mass; Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish
Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Mass at Holy
Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m.
Mon., June 17 — No Mass.
Tues., June 18 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.;
combined choirs rehearsal, 7 p.m.;
KC meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Wed., June 19 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.;
Holy Family, St. Pius X youth
group Valleyfair trip.
SHALOM BAPTIST
CHURCH
1215 Roberts Rd. SW.,
Hutchinson
Rick Stapleton, senior pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship pas-
tor/director of
student ministries
Thurs., June 13 — Worship
team, 6 p.m.; men’s softball, 7
p.m.
Sun., June 16 — Worship, 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Tues., June 18 — Women’s
growth groups, 8:15 p.m.
Wed., June 19 — Middle
school youth, 6:30 p.m.; senior
high youth, 7:30 p.m.; Griefshare,
7 p.m.
BETHEL LUTHERAN
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
320-395-2125
Sun., June 16 — Worship, 9
a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 10
a.m.
Mon., June 17 — Bible study, 7
p.m.
Wed., June 19 — Worship on
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
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A Mass of Christian Burial
for Marilyn Ann “Lovey”
Jurek, 80 of Silver Lake, will
be held Saturday, June 15, at
10:30 a.m., at Holy Family
C a t h o l i c
Church in
Silver Lake.
The Rev.
P a t r i c k
Ok o n k wo
will be the
celebrant
M r s .
Jurek died
Tu e s d a y ,
June 11,
2013.
Visitation will be held Fri-
day, June 14, from 4 p.m. to 8
p.m., at the Maresh Funeral
Home in Silver Lake. A com-
bined Rosary Society and
CCW Rosary will be recited at
5 p.m. Parish prayers will be at
7 p.m. Further visitation will
be held Saturday, June 15,
from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the
funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Keith
Schade, James Mahon,
Richard Jurek, Scott Jurek,
Michael Rannow and Duane
Schade. Interment will follow
at Holy Family Cemetery.
Marilyn Ann Schade was
born June 4, 1933, in Glencoe,
to William and Adela (Arlt)
Schade.
On May 19, 1956, Marilyn
Ann Schade and James P.
Jurek were joined in holy mar-
riage at the rectory of St.
George Catholic Church in
Glencoe by the Rev. Skoblic.
God blessed their marriage
with three children.
She was formerly employed
as a cook at The Gallery
Restaurant in Silver Lake.
She enjoyed spending time
with her family, gardening,
traveling, cooking, camping
near Villard and at The Village
at Detroit Lakes for 40 years
during the Fourth of July.
Mrs. Jurek was a faithful
member of Holy Family
Catholic Church in Silver
Lake, where she and Jimmy
were longtime greeters. She
also belonged to the Rosary
Society, CCW and to the Sil-
ver Lake American Legion
Post 141 Auxiliary.
Survivors include her loving
husband of 57 years, James P.
“Jimmy” Jurek; children,
Douglas (Lynn) Jurek of Vic-
toria, Susan (Gerald Vasek)
Jurek of Silver Lake and
Michael (Chaz) Jurek of
Northwood, N.D.; grandchil-
dren, Aaron (Brenda) Jurek,
Justin Jurek (Katie), Em-
maLee and Lauren Jurek; sis-
ters, Gloria (Moe) Mahon of
Glencoe and Gertrude Listrud
of Dalbo; a brother, Donald
(Donna) Schade of Glencoe;
sister-in-law, Mabel Schade of
Glencoe; brother-in-law and
sister-in-law, Ernie and Mary
Ann Jurek of Silver Lake;
many other relatives and
friends.
Preceding her in death were
her parents; an infant sister,
Delores Schade; brothers,
Willard and Clarence Schade;
and her father-in-law and
mother-in-law, James and Bar-
bara Jurek.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als are preferred.
The Maresh Funeral Home
in Silver Lake is serving the
family. Online condolences
may be made at www.
mareshfuneralhome.com.
Marilyn Ann Jurek, 80, of Silver Lake
Marilyn
‘Lovey’ Jurek
Obituaries
Church News
Breakfast Potatoes
Ingredients:
12 russet potatoes
Canola oil, for frying
Butter, for frying
1 large onion, cut into fine dice
1 green pepper, cut into fine dice
1 red pepper, cut into fine dice
1 yellow pepper, cut into fine dice
Salt and ground black pepper
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the potatoes
on a baking sheet and bake until fork tender,
about 45 minutes. Place the hot potatoes on a
cutting board and dice them into 1-inch pieces.
Heat a skillet over medium-low to medium heat.
Next, put a tablespoon of canola oil in the skil-
let. Add in some butter and the onions and saute
until they start to turn brown. Next, throw in the
cooked diced potatoes and the peppers. Salt and
pepper the potatoes, then stir them around,
slightly pressing/packing them in the skillet.
Cook without stirring for 5 to 7 minutes. You
want to make sure the pan is hot enough to crisp
the potatoes. Add more butter to the pan as nec-
essary for moisture. After several minutes, use
a spatula to flip the potatoes over and cook on
the other side for another 5 to 7 minutes.
Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs
Ingredients:
2 sticks butter
Juice of 2 to 3 lemons
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
24 whole chicken legs
Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheets
with foil. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the
lemon juice, salt, black pepper, cayenne and
garlic, and stir. Set aside. Rinse and pat the
chicken legs dry. With metal tongs, dip them
one by one into the butter mixture and place on
the prepared baking sheets. Once all of the
chicken legs are coated and on the baking sheet,
take a pastry brush and give them one last coat-
ing of the butter mixture. Place them into the
oven for 30 to 35 minutes, basting a couple of
times during roasting. If they need a bit more
color, turn on the broiler for a couple minutes
and watch them closely. Remove then when
they are nice and golden brown and fully
cooked.
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
Ingredients:
1-3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces, plus
more for greasing
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 jar (10-12 ounces) strawberry preserves
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-13-
inch pan. Mix together the butter, flour, oats,
brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Press half
the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Spread
with the strawberry preserves. Sprinkle the
other half of the oat mixture over the top and
pat lightly. Bake until light brown, 30 to 40 min-
utes. Let cool completely and then cut into
squares.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
Cornell on president’s list
Kathleen Cornell of Glencoe was named to the 2013
spring semester president’s list at Minnesota State Col-
lege-Southeast Technical in Winona.
Iowa State announces grads
Crystal Marie Cooley of Glencoe and Adam Kenneth
Wilke of Hutchinson were named to the 2013 spring grau-
dates list at Iowa State University. Cooley earned a doc-
torate in veterinary medicine, and Wilke earned a master’s
degree in sociology.
Son born to Glencoe couple
Amanda Ross and Jose Martinez of Glencoe are proud
to announce the birth of their son, Ayden Elias Martinez,
on May 31, 2013. Ayden weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces,
and was 20 inches in length. He is welcomed home by big
sister Lilianna. Grandparents are Diana Martinez, Jose
Martinez, Robin Abrams and Danio Arias, all of Glencoe.
Wills family welcomes girl
Michael and Jessica Wills of Glencoe are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daughter, Arya Matilda, on May
28, 2013. Arya weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20-
1/2 inches long. She is welcomed home by older sibling
Rory. Grandparents are Michelle Goette of Norwood
Young America, Marilyn Wills and Gary Wills of Gaylord
and Ronald Schultz of LeSeuer.
People News
CR 7 project
now under way
Construction on County
Road 7 between County Road
79 and Meeker County began
today. Duininck, Inc., of Prins-
burg, was awarded the project.
The rehabilitation project
involves milling, bituminous
reclamation and bituminous
surfacing. The reclamation is
a process in which machines
grind the existing blacktop
surface in place; this material
is then used as the base course
for new bituminous surfacing.
The road will be closed to
through traffic; there will be
no posted detour in place.
Local traffic having business
along the road will be permit-
ted on the closed road and
should expect delays and in-
conveniences.
The project is expected to
be completed around early Au-
gust. This $1.2 million project
is funded with county funds.
Any questions regarding the
project should be directed to
Phil Schmalz, assistant county
engineer, at 320-484-4362 or
e-mail at phillip.schmalz@co.
mcleodmn.us.
For other county construc-
tion information, please visit
the construction page at
www.co.mcleod.mn.us/high
way/construction.
June 17-21
Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Hamburger,
oven-browned potatoes, corn,
bun, margarine, rhubarb
sauce, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Chicken pa-
prika, brown rice, mixed veg-
etables, peaches, cream puff
dessert, low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Italian meat
sauce, spaghetti noodles, let-
tuce salad with dressing,
green beans, garlic bread,
margarine, ice cream, low-fat
milk.
Thursday — Pork loin,
whole parslied potatoes, car-
rots, dinner roll, margarine,
poke cake, low-fat milk.
Friday — Roast beef,
mashed potatoes with gravy,
stewed tomatoes, bread, mar-
garine, fruit, low-fat milk.
Menu
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Sports
BOYS’ GOLF
BASEBALL
SOFTBALL
GSL Panther
Spring
Sports
April
26.....Holy Family .............L,16-0
27.....NYA .........................W,11-1
29.....Annandale .................W,3-0
30.....Belle Plaine ...............W,4-1
May
02.....Dassel-Cokato . ..........W,7-1
.............................................W,8-3
07.....New London-Spicer ...W,6-0
.............................................W,5-1
09.....at Litchfield . ..............W,7-0
.............................................W,4-1
10.....Waconia......................W,5-4
13.....at Orono ...................W,10-1
14.....at Delano.....................L,6-4
16.....at Annandale.............W,12-0
20.....Mound-Westonka.......W,9-0
23.....Watertown-Mayer ....W,12-7
25.....Sibley East .................W,2-0
28.....Belle Plaine ................W,7-4
30.....at Holy Family ...........W,2-0
June
01.....St. Peter .......................L,8-1
04.....Watertown-Mayer .......L,3-1
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April
26.....Holy Family ...............W,1-0
29.....at Annandale .............L,13-7
May
02.....Dassel-Cokato. ............L,6-2
.......... .................................L,10-5
03.....Annandale .................L,13-5
06.....at Mound-Westonka. ...L,2-0
07.....at New London-Spicer.........
...........................................W,10-3
09.....Litchfield....................W,6-3
.............................................W,4-1
10.....at Waconia.................L,12-9
13.....at NYA........................L,9-2
14.....Delano.......................L,12-0
15.....New London-Spicer W,12-6
16.....Orono ........................L,16-0
21.....at Holy Family ..........L,12-9
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April
25.....New Ulm..............................
29.....at Mound-Westonka.............
30.....at Annandale ........................
May
01.....at Ridges at Sand Creek.......
02.....at New London-Spicer.........
03.....at Hutchinson ......................
06.....at Waconia............................
08.....GSL......................................
09.....Section preview at
Becker...........................................
10.....at New London-Spicer.........
13.....at Annandale ........................
15.....at Hutchinson. ......................
16.....at Litchfield..........................
20.....at Baker National Golf
School ...........................................
22.....at Dassel-Cokato..................
30.....Subsection at Becker ...........
***
GIRLS’ GOLF
April
25.....at New Ulm..........................
26.....at Hutchinson.......................
29.....at Annandale ........................
30.....at Litchfield..........................
May
01.....at Baker National Golf
School ...........................................
02.....GSL......................................
08.....at Mound-Westonka.............
09.....Section preview at
Becker...........................................
10.....at Annandale. .......................
13.....at Baker National Golf
School ...........................................
14.....at Waconia............................
16.....at New London-Spicer.........
21.....at Dassel-Cokato..................
30.....Subsection at Becker ...........
***
TRACK AND
FIELD
April
25.....at Belle Plaine......................
............................(B-2nd) (G-2nd)
29.....at New London-Spicer.........
..............................(B-1st) (G-3rd)
30.....GSL Invitational at Belle
Plaine ..................(B-2nd) (G-5th)
May
02.....at Waconia..(B-2nd) (G-4th)
07.....at Hutchinson Section True
team ....................(B-4th) (G-6th)
10.....Cambridge-Isanti true team.
.............................(B-5th) (G-7th)
14.....at Dassel-Cokato...........4:00
16.....GSL (Conference) Invita-
tional at Hutchinson......................
.............................(B-2nd) (G-7th)
20.....at Holy Family. .............4:30
23.....Subsection at Lake Crystal ..
June
1.......Sections at Mankato West....
............................(B-1st) (G-10th)
7.......State Meet at Hamline Uni-
versity.....................................9:00
8.......State Meet at Hamline Uni-
versity. .....(Three boys medallists)
***
TRAPSHOOTING
April
18.....Reserve Scoring...................
25.....First Competition - ..............
......................6.5 points, 8th place
May
02.....Second Competition- ...........
.........................3 points, 8th place
09.....Third Competition - .............
.........................3 points, 8th place
16.....Fourth Competition- ............
......... ...............3 points, 8th place
23.....Fifth Competition ................
***
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
Three seniors on the Glen-
coe-Silver Lake track and
field team capped off the 2013
season with a state medal this
past weekend at Hamline Uni-
versity.
Ryan Kuester (sixth in the
100-meter dash), Greg Ober
(eighth in the 400-meter dash)
and Tanner Konen (eighth in
the pole vault) each medaled
in their final event as high
school athletes.
Konen was the first to place
on Friday, with a vault of 13-
6, a personal best, that earned
him eighth place; but not be-
fore scaring head coach Josh
Metcalf into thinking that he
had scratched out at a lower
height.
“At 12-6 we thought he was
out,” Metcalf said. “We
thought he had actually
missed on his third (attempt),
but he made it.”
After missing on his first
two attempts at 12-6, Konen
had to complete the vault on
his third try to advance to the
next height.
The senior planted the pole
perfectly and shot up over the
bar with ease as pole vaulting
coach Mike Coddington ap-
plauded from the infield.
Konen topped out at 13-6
with three other vaulters, but
finished in eighth as failed at-
tempts and total number of
jumps are taken into scoring
consideration.
“I beat my personal best and
finished with a state medal, so
that feels good,” Konen said
nonchalantly. “Three years
ago, I never thought this
would happen, so I’m pretty
excited.”
“He finishes his high school
career with a state medal, and
no one can take that away
from him,” Coddington said.
“He earned it. He’s worked
hard and dedicated himself.”
“To PR (personal record)
and get a state medal in your
first trip here, it’s pretty excit-
ing,” Metcalf said.
Kuester was the first to take
the podium for GSL on Satur-
day, as he and Ober’s finals
took place on the second day
of competition.
Against a strong field of
sprinters, Kuester posted an
11.267 in the 100-meter dash,
good enough for sixth place.
Heading into a slight wind
with nerves running high,
Kuester said it probably
wasn’t his best showing, but
he is happy with the outcome
regardless.
“It was good until the end,”
Kuester said with a smile.
“Then I saw everyone in front
of me ... I don’t really remem-
ber how I was running. I don’t
think it was the best of form,
but it kind of all got into my
head. I should have just tried
to stay clear.”
This was Kuester’s fourth
appearance at the state meet.
He said he’s happy that he can
relax for a bit now.
“I’m happy with what I’ve
done. I’ve accomplished a
lot,” Kuester said. “It’s going
to be mixed emotions. It’s a
long season, so it’s nice to be
done, but this year was kind of
short with the indoor stuff and
my injury. So I wish it would
go longer, but it’s going to be
nice to take a break.”
The final Panther to take the
stand for GSL was Ober, who
finished eighth in the 400-
meter dash with a time of
51.24.
He also competed in the
200-meter dash, but did not
qualify for the finals.
After a decent start in the
400, Ober did not have the
speed in the last 100 meters to
close the gap on the rest of the
group.
Still, Ober said he’s proud
of what he’s been able to do as
a GSL athlete.
“It’s been a long road, and
I’m proud of what I’ve ac-
complished,” Ober said.
Asked how it feels to be
done with his high school ca-
reer, the graduate said, “As of
right now, it feels REALLY
good. But I know I’m going to
miss it.”
Overall, Metcalf said he’s
pleased with the way this
year’s boys’ team performed,
and he should be.
“We had another great sea-
son,” Metcalf said. “Second in
conference as a team, subsec-
tion champs, section champs,
three medalists at state — it’s
a pretty great season for
everybody.”
***
The GSL girls’ track and
field team sent its 4x200-
meter relay team (Kelly
Arnold, Taylor Novak, Kelly
Beneke and Shelby Clouse) to
the state meet as well.
The team finished one place
away from qualifying for the
finals, posting a time of
1:48.11.
Arnold also competed in the
200-meter dash, but finished
four spots from qualifying for
the finals with a time of 26.72.
3 senior boys medal at state
Tanner Konen, Greg Ober and Ryan
Kuester each medaled at the state track
and field meet held at Hamline University
this past weekend. Konen placed eighth in
the pole vault with a personal best 13-6.
Ober finished eighth in the 400-meter dash
with a time of 51.24. Kuester finished sixth
in the 100-meter dash with a time a 11.267.
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
The 2013 Panther baseball
season came to an end at the
hands of a former Wright
County Conference team, the
Watertown-Mayer Royals, after
an entertaining regular and post-
season that resulted in a 17-4
record.
After losing for the first time
in the section tournament to the
St. Peter Saints, the Panthers lost
3-1 to Watertown-Mayer in
Belle Plaine on Tuesday, June 4,
ending what looked to be a run
at the state tournament.
“In the big situations, when
we had opportunities to come
through with a two-out hit, we
just didn’t do it today,” head
coach Dean Schwirtz said. “We
struck out in key situations
where the ball needed to be put
in play.”
Senior Reed Dunbar sec-
onded his coach’s take on the
game.
“We had more hits than them,
we just never could seem string
them together and get it going,”
Dunbar said.
“They’re just on fire right
now, I guess. Their whole team
is feeling it in the playoffs, and
they just got hot at the right
time,” Dunbar said.
“They had one inning,”
Schwirtz said. “They led-off
with a walk, we had a ground
ball to short that quite possibly
could have been a double play
ball, but we sort of backed away
from it. Then, another walk and
a hit, and all of a sudden it’s a
three-run game.”
This year’s team was led by a
number of seniors who had a
great season, and laid the foun-
dation for years to come.
“The number of seniors that
stayed out and played baseball,
I can’t thank them enough,”
Schwirtz said. “They’re the rea-
son that we’ll have future suc-
cess, because of the way that
they led themselves.”
Watertown-Mayer
3, GSL 1
Ethan Maass made his second
start in five days and was off to
a great start, striking out three
batters in the first two innings.
Glencoe-Silver Lake took a 1-
0 lead in the first inning as
Maass scored on Nolan Lepel’s
single to left-center field with
one out.
Dunbar hit his first of three
singles, advancing Lepel to sec-
ond before Levi Vorlicek hit into
an inning ending double play.
The third inning was when
the game was won and lost.
Jordan Berrios walked as the
lead-off batter for the Royals,
and moved to second as Brett
Johnson knocked a single to the
gap.
A six-pitch walk to Nick
Tschida put Maass in trouble
with the bases loaded and no
outs.
A fly out to Brody Bratsch by
Matt Elsenpeter gave the Pan-
thers the first out, and hope that
they could get out of the inning
unscathed.
In the next at bat, Maass’ fifth
pitch cracked off the end of
Brandon Weege’s bat and flew
over Vorlicek’s head in left field
for a bases-clearing double, and
a 3-1 Royal lead.
After striking out the next two
batters to end the inning, Maass
hurled his glove into the GSL
dugout in frustration.
Schwirtz tried to rouse his
troops, and the team seemed to
be in the game mentally, but just
could not make the plays needed
to win.
Teddy Petersen and Maass
each singled with one out in the
bottom half of the third inning.
Lepel had been clutch in big
situations for the Panthers all
season long, and GSL looked to
him for another big hit.
He battled back and forth
with Watertown’s pitcher Andy
Nichlos, before going down
swinging on a seven-pitch
strikeout.
Dunbar landed an infield
blooper that managed to earn
him a single and advance both
runners.
With ducks on the pond dur-
ing a crucial moment in the
game, Nichlos retired Vorlicek
on a six-pitch strikeout to end
the inning.
Though four innings of base-
ball remained, the game was es-
sentially over.
The Royals had a man on sec-
ond base in the fourth, sixth and
seventh innings, but never
scored again. GSL reached the
same mark only once the rest of
the game.
An array of superstitions took
place in the GSL dugout in the
remaining innings.
Assistant coaches placed on-
looking players in specific spots,
and sat in areas they hadn’t pre-
viously, as Schwirtz paced the
gravel in front of the dugout. But
none appeased the baseball
gods, as Elsenpeter came in to
close out the ninth for the Roy-
als; striking out two, and getting
Teddy Petersen to end the game
on a ground out.
The Royal’s dugout exploded
as they advanced to the section
championship game against St.
Peter.
The loss is disappointing, es-
pecially considering the Pan-
thers out-hit the Royals, 7-5, but
simply could not score.
Maass pitched seven innings,
faced 31 batters, gave up five
hits, three runs, walked five and
struck out 12.
WM...............003 000 0 — 3-5-1
GSL.. .............100 000 0 — 1-7-0
Losing Pitcher - Ethan Maass,
GSL.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Kelly Arnold passes the baton to Taylor Novak during the
4x200-meter relay at the state meet on Friday, June 7. The
girls missed qualifying for the finals by one place, with a
time of 1:48.11.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
In the first game of the season, the Panthers were blown
out by Holy Family, 16-0. Here, Teddy Petersen gets out of
a hot box against the Fire. A high point of the season came
when the two teams met again in the subsection champi-
onship on May 30, with GSL coming out on top, 2-0.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Reed Dunbar had three singles in the season-ending loss
to the Watertown-Mayer Royals on Tuesday, June 4. The
senior was left on base after each single, as GSL had a
tough time scoring runs. Dunbar was an integral part of
the team as the catcher and clean-up hitter. The team ends
the season with a 17-4 record.
Glencoe-Silver
Lake School Board
School Board Proceedings
ISD #2859
Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota
May 13, 2013
The School Board of Independent
School District #2859 met in regular ses -
ion on May 13, 2013 at 7:21 p.m. in the
Lincoln Meeting Room (Room 124).
(The meeting followed a 6:45 p.m.
Level III (Board level) Education Min-
nesota: GSL Grievance Hear ing.) Board
Chair Christianson called the meeting to
order. Members present: Alsleben,
Kuester, VonBerge, Lindeman, Chris-
tianson, and Twiss. In addition, Superin-
tendent Sonju; Business Manager
Sander; Prin cipals Butler, Wang, and
Sparby; Chartwell’s District Manager
John Durtschi and GSL Food Service
Director Bernie Getzlaff; Teacher Diane
Schultz; Knowledge Bowl Coach and
Teacher Vicky Harris and Knowledge
Bowl State Class A Championship Team
Members Ethan Bass, Patrick Fehren-
bach, Joe Fehrenbach, and Chandler
Swift (Mark Broderius was absent);
GSL Student Tory Varland; students
from the 9th grade Civics class; Tech-
nology Staff Morris; and Superinten -
dent’s Secretary Peterson were in
attendance.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Announcements, Acknowledge-
ments, and Reports: Announced the next
regular School Board meeting will be on
June 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln
Meeting Room (Room 124); The GSL
State Class A Champion Knowledge
Bowl Team and Coach Harris were ac-
knowledged; and Superintendent Sonju
presented “Certificates of Success” to
team members; Chartwell’s Food Serv-
ice District Manager Durtschi and Food
Service Director Getzlaff reported to the
Board; Business Manager Sander re-
ported to the Board; Superintendent
Sonju reported to the Board; and Com-
mittee reports were given by Alsleben
and Christianson. No action taken.
1. Public Input: Student Tory Varland
addressed the Board regarding placing
Social Studies Teacher Brea Wiblemo on
unrequested leave of absence for a por-
tion of her position next year. She pre-
sented a petition to the Board.
2. Alsleben/Lindeman to approve the
agenda (6-0).
3. Twiss/Alsleben to approve the con-
sent agenda: April bills; regular Board
meeting minutes of April 8, 2013; the
hiring of Karol Kiefer as 6.75-hour-a-
day Paraprofessional in the ESL pro-
gram at GSL High School/Lincoln
(replaces Nandini Kraemer who re-
signed); Jamie Fredericksen as 1.0 FTE
Special Education Teacher beginning
with the 2013-2014 school year (re-
places Bill Kittel who is retiring); the
resignations of Stephanie Freund as 4th
Grade Teacher at GSL Lakeside Ele-
mentary School, effective at the end of
the 2012-2013 school year; Sue Magnu-
son as National Honor Society Advisor,
effective at the end of the 2012-2013
school year; Clare Nolan as Junior High
Yearbook Advisor, ef fective at the end
of the 2012-2013 school year; Colin
Kerslake as Head Boys' Soccer Coach,
effective at the end of the 2012-2013
school year; Randy Wilson as Assistant
Boys’ Soc cer Coach, effective at the end
of the 2012-2013 school year; and the
2013-2014 fall and year-round coaches
and advisors (6-0).
4. Superintendent Sonju and Bus i ness
Manager Sander presented the school
district’s plan for the 2013-2014 school
year. No action taken.
5. Twiss/Lindeman to adopt the
Reso lution Discontinuing and Re duc ing
Educational Programs and Po sitions
which included discontinuing/reducing
.10 FTE Social Studies and five kinder-
garten program paraprofessionals (6-0).
6. Twiss/Kuester to adopt a resolution
proposing to place Brea Wiblemo on un-
requested leave of absence for a portion
of her position (.10 FTE) at the end of
the 2012-2013 school year (6-0).
7. Alsleben/Twiss to approve the
summer school plan in the areas of En -
richment, Targeted Services, Extended
School Year, and Migrant Summer
School (6-0).
8. Lindeman/Christianson to revise
the 2012-2013 school calendar to in-
clude snow make-up days as pro posed.
The last day for students will be May 31
and the last day for staff will be June 4,
which will be used as a flex day (6-0).
9. Alsleben/Twiss to approve the stu-
dent accident insurance policy for the
2013-2014 school year with Student As-
surance Services, Inc. (6-0).
10. Alsleben/Twiss to approve mem -
bership in the Minnesota State High
School League for the 2013-2014 school
year (6-0).
11. Alsleben/Lindeman to bring back
these policies for adoption at the next
School Board meeting: 101 Legal Status
of the School District, 101.1
Name of the School District, 102 Equal
Education Opportunity, and 103 Com-
plaints – Students, Employees, Parents
Other Persons (6-0).
12. Twiss/Lindeman to approve the
agreement with Jason Schmitz, Special
Education Teacher at GSL High School,
in order for Mr. Schmitz to complete the
coursework necessary to obtain his
Teacher-Coordinator Work Experience
Licensure for Disadvantaged and Hand-
icapped Students. Mr. Schmitz will
transfer into the Mild to Moderate Men-
tally Handicapped teaching position
open at the beginning of the 2013-2014
school year due to the retirement of Bill
Kittel (6-0).
13. Kuester/Lindeman to enter in to
an agreement between Education Min-
nesota: Glencoe-Silver Lake and In -
dependent School District No. 2859,
Glencoe-Silver Lake, in order to resolve
a grievance which was pro c eeding to ar-
bitration. The agreement resolves this
grievance without further proceedings
(6-0).
14. Twiss/Lindeman to approve a re -
vised agreement with McLeod County
Public Health Nursing Service for
school health services from a li censed
School Nurse due to the resignation of
School Nurse Kevin Peters. This agree-
ment is for a minimum of 20 hours of
weekly service dur ing the academic
school year of 2012-2013 (6-0).
15. Alsleben/Kuester to appoint
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP as the school
district’s auditors for fiscal year 2013.
The total estimated fee for the 2012-
2013 audit is $22,700.00 (6-0).
16. VonBerge/Lindeman to accept the
donations from the following groups
and/or individuals with appreciation:
Glencoe Rotary, McLeod Coun ty Pheas-
ants Forever, Glencoe Lions Club, Crow
River Sno Pros, 4-Square Builders,
McLeod County Bar Association, Cen-
tral MN Two Cylinder Club, Silver Lake
Lions Club, 3M Foundation, MEADA
Coa lition of McLeod County, Stevens
Seminary, Plato Lions Club, 3M Foun-
dation, and Math Counts (6-0).
17. Alsleben/Twiss to adjourn at 9:43
p.m. (6-0).
18. Complete minutes and all docu-
ments relating to this meeting are on file
and available for review at the Superin-
tendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th Street,
Glencoe.
Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District #2859
By: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until
approved by School Board action.
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader June 13, 2013)
Glencoe-Silver
Lake School Board
School Board Proceedings
ISD #2859
Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota
May 21, 2013
The School Board of Independent
School District #2859 met in special ses-
sion on May 21, 2013 at 6:45 a.m. in the
Superintendent’s Conference Room at
Lincoln Junior High School. Board
Chair Christianson called the meeting to
order. Members present: Lindeman, Al-
sleben, Kuester, Christianson, and
Twiss. Director VonBerge arrived after
the start of the meeting. In addition, Su-
perintendent Sonju; Business Manager
Sander; Architect Paul Youngquist from
Ar chi tects Rego + Youngquist, Inc.; and
Superintendent’s Secretary Peterson
were in attendance.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Announcements, Acknowledge-
ments, and Reports: Announced the next
regular School Board meeting will be on
June 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln
Meeting Room (Room 124). No action
taken.
1. Public Input: None
2. Lindeman/Twiss to approve the
agenda (5-0).
3. Director VonBerge arrived.
4. Information was provided by Su-
perintendent Sonju and Business Man-
ager Sander about the GSL Early
Childhood Learning Center estimated
project costs. The estimated hard cost for
the GSL Early Childhood Learning Cen-
ter project (which is the actual construc-
tion) was $1,336,288. Soft costs
(architectural/ engineering/permits/con-
tingency were $160,355, for a total of
$1,496,643. This is how we arrived at
the amount of $1.5 million.
Bids were received on Thursday,
May 16th. Two bids were received and
both were higher than anticipated: Black
& Dew, North St. Paul – Base bid of
$1,595,000 plus alternates; and KUE
Contractors – $1,721,681 plus alter-
nates. Superin ten dent Sonju and Busi-
ness Manager Sander provided five
options to the Board. Lindeman/Twiss to
adopt Option 3 which is to increase the
amount of the lease levy to $1,375,000
with the district to con trib ute the remain-
ing portion of the in crease; to accept
base bid #1 in the amount of $1,595,000
from Black & Dew, alternate #1 (toilet
remodeling), and unit price #2 (addi-
tional con crete) pending approval of the
la bor and materials list by the architect;
with the architect to check into al ter nate
#2 (the computer remodeling), unit price
#1 (additional steel), and unit price #3
(engineered fill) (6-0).
5. VonBerge/Kuester to accept the
resignation of Craig Brenner, GSL High
School Math Teacher, effective at the
end of this school year (6-0).
6. Twiss/Lindeman to approve the
following hirings: Kaylia Johnson as
Front Desk Worker at the Panther Field
House (replaces Vonnie Nel son who re-
signed); Kori McKib ben as 3rd Grade
Teacher at GSL Lake side Elementary
School (replaces Stephanie Freund who
is resigning at the end of the school
year); Rebecca (Becky) Schwartz as 1st
Grade Teacher at Helen Baker Elemen-
tary School (replaces Angela Mellies
who was terminated and non-renewed);
Claire Bergman as 5th Grade Teacher at
GSL Lakeside Elementary School (re-
places Amanda Redman who was termi-
nated and non-renewed) (6-0).
7. Kuester/VonBerge to adjourn at
7:40 a.m. (6-0).
8. Complete minutes and all docu-
ments relating to this meeting are on file
and available for review at the Superin-
tendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th Street,
Glencoe.
Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District #2859
By: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until
approved by School Board action.
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader June 13, 2013)
McLeod County
McLeod County
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes 5/21/13
Commissioners Wright, Nies, Terlin-
den, Shimanski and Christensen were
present.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried unan-
imously to approve the agenda with the
following items added under Road &
Bridge item C; Consider approval to
construct the new Silver Lake/Lester
Prairie highway shop and authorize En-
gineer to proceed with bid letting with
funding coming from $600,000 of high-
way reserves and $600,000 of special
revenue account; under Administration
item D; Consider approval of applica-
tion and permit for a 1 day temporary
on� sale liquor license for South Central
ABATE Chapter of Minnesota, Mar-
shall, Minnesota for their event being
held on June 1, 2013 at 16235 Highway
7, Hutchinson, Minnesota and remove
under Consent item E and add under Ad-
ministration item E; Consider approval
of 2012-2013 LELS Licensed Sergeants
Contract summary.
Terlinden/Shimanski motion ap-
proved the consent agenda including
April 30, 2013 Meeting Minutes and
Synopsis; May 7, 2013 Meeting Minutes
and Synopsis; May 3, 2013 Auditor’s
Warrants and May 10, 2013 Auditor’s
Warrants.
Terlinden/Shimanski motion ap-
proved payment of bills totaling
$186,005.74 from the following funds:
General Revenue $102,539.63; Road &
Bridge $41,988.95; Solid Waste
$41,486.12 and County Ditch Fund
$11.04.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried unan-
imously to approve items 1-3 from the
May 14, 2013 Staffing Request Commit-
tee Recommendations as outlined.
Terlinden/Nies motion carried unan-
imously to approve reimbursement of up
to $150 annually for non-union employ-
ees required to wear safety footwear
upon approval by the department head
and receipts of purchase.
Shimanski/Nies motion carried unan-
imously to approve Latino Financial Lit-
eracy Agreement with University of
Minnesota Extension for January 1 –
December 31, 2013. Extension will pay
$150 per month for its use of McLeod
County space, services and equipment.
Nies/Terlinden motion carried unan-
imously to approve agreement with
United Grain Systems (UGS) for elec-
tricity and maintenance of 3 street lights
on Trunk Highway 15.
Terlinden/Nies motion carried unan-
imously to approve the purchase of a
2013 Ford Crew Cab 4x4 pickup from
Midway Ford (Roseville, MN) for a
price of $26,033.92 plus applicable tax
and license (State Contract price).
Shimanski/Nies motion carried unan-
imously to approve the construction of
the new Silver Lake/Lester Prairie high-
way shop and authorize Engineer to pro-
ceed with bid letting with funding
coming from $600,000 of highway re-
serves and $600,000 of special revenue
account.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried unan-
imously to approve Conditional Use
Permit 13-06 for McLeod County High-
way Department to construct a highway
maintenance building to store and main-
tain vehicles including stockpiling of
salt, gravel and recycled bituminous, on
a parcel less than ten (10) acres within
the Agricultural District and to be lo-
cated as follows: 9.51 Acre Tract within
the E ½ of the NE ¼ of Section 36 of
Township 117-028 (Hale) with the addi-
tion of the following condition: a wind
break shall be planted along the property
line south of the proposed future drive-
way on County Road 15.
Shimanski/Christensen motion
passed to approve Conditional Use Per-
mit JP 13-C1 for Kevin Buss to allow a
feedlot on a site of less than 40 acres to
be located within the Hutchinson Joint
Planning Area, more than 4000 feet from
the municipal boundary with the addi-
tion of conditions 4-18 listed above and
CUP will not substantially diminish and
impair property values within the imme-
diate vicinity. Roll Call Vote: Nies - No,
Terlinden - Yes, Wright – Yes, Chris-
tensen – Yes, Shimanski – Yes.
Terlinden/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve May 14, 2013
Budget Committee Recommendations
as outlined above.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried unan-
imously to approve application and per-
mit for a 1 day temporary on� sale liquor
license for South Central ABATE Chap-
ter of Minnesota, Marshall, Minnesota
for their event being held on June 1,
2013 at 16235 Highway 7, Hutchinson,
Minnesota.
Shimanski/Christensen motion car-
ried unanimously to approve the 2012-
2013 LELS Licensed Sergeants Contract
summaries.
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader June 13, 2013)
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT
PWSID: 1430008
City of Silver Lake
2012 Drinking Water Report
The City of Silver Lake is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to
December 31, 2012. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten
awareness of the need to protect precious water resources.
Source of Water
The City of Silver Lake provides drinking water to its residents from a groundwater source: two wells ranging from 190
to 220 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.
The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that the source(s) used to supply your drinking water is not partic-
ularly susceptible to contamination. If you wish to obtain the entire source water assessment regarding your drinking water,
please call 651-201-4700 or 1-800-818-9318 during normal business hours. Also, you can view it on line at
www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/swp/swa.
Call 320-327-2412 if you have questions about the City of Silver Lake drinking water or would like information about
opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water.
Results of Monitoring
No contaminants were detected at levels that violated federal drinking water standards. However, some contaminants
were detected in trace amounts that were below legal limits. The table that follows shows the contaminants that were detected
in trace amounts last year. (Some contaminants are sampled less frequently than once a year; as a result, not all contaminants
were sampled for in 2012. If any of these contaminants were detected the last time they were sampled for, they are included
in the table along with the date that the detection occurred.)
Key to abbreviations:
MCLG – Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
MCL – Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are
set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
MRDL – Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level.
MRDLG – Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal.
AL – Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirement which
a water system must follow.
90
th
Percentile Level – This is the value obtained after disregarding 10 percent of the samples taken that had the highest
levels. (For example, in a situation in which 10 samples were taken, the 90
th
percentile level is determined by disregarding
the highest result, which represents 10 percent of the samples.) Note: In situations in which only 5 samples are taken, the
average of the two with the highest levels is taken to determine the 90
th
percentile level.
ppm – Parts per million, which can also be expressed as milligrams per liter (mg/l).
ppb – Parts per billion, which can also be expressed as micrograms per liter (μg/l).
N/A – Not Applicable (does not apply).
Level Found
Contaminant MCLG MCL Range Average Typical Source of Contaminant
(units) (2012) /Result*
Fluoride (ppm) 4 4 .69-5.1 1.48 State of Minnesota requires all municipal
water systems to add fluoride to the
drinking water to promote strong teeth;
Erosion of natural deposits; Discharge
from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
Haloacetic Acids 0 60 N/A 1 By-product of drinking water disinfection.
(HAA5) (ppb)
(07/19/2010)
TTHM (Total 0 80 N/A 1.6 By-product of drinking water disinfection.
trihalomethanes)
(ppb) (07/19/2010)
*This is the value used to determine compliance with federal standards. It sometimes is the highest value detected and
sometimes is an average of all the detected values. If it is an average, it may contain sampling results from the previous
year.
Some people who drink water containing fluoride in excess of the MCL over many years could get bone disease, including
pain and tenderness of the bones. Fluoride in drinking water at half the MCL or more may cause mottling of children’s
teeth, usually in children less than nine years old. Mottling, also known as dental fluorosis, may include brown staining
and/or pitting of the teeth, and occurs only in developing teeth before they erupt from the gums.
Contaminant MRDLG MRDL **** ***** Typical Source of Contaminant
(units)
Chlorine 4 4 .2-1 .55 Water additive used to control microbes.
(ppm)
****Highest and Lowest Monthly Average.
*****Highest Quarterly Average.
Contaminant 90% # Sites
(units) MCLG AL Level over AL Typical Source of Contaminant
Copper (ppm) 1.3 1.3 .08 0 out of Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
(08/31/2010) 10 Erosion of natural deposits.
Lead (ppb) 0 15 1 0 out of Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
(08/31/2010) 10 Erosion of natural deposits.
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children.
Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. City
of Silver Lake is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in
plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure
by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about
lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and
steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safe-
water/lead.
Monitoring may have been done for additional contaminants that do not have MCLs established for them and are not re-
quired to be monitored under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Results may be available by calling 651-201-4700 or 1-800-
818-9318 during normal business hours.
Compliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and,
in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human ac-
tivity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater
runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and
residential uses.
Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activ-
ities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prescribes regulations
which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration
regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contam-
inants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about
contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking
Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-com-
promised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ trans-
plants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk
from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC
guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants
are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
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The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission designated
CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications
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month and business services are $17.41-$35.61 per
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CenturyLink participates in a government beneft program
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individuals who live together at the same address and share
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The Glencoe-Silver Lake 10U team took
third place at the Woodbat Tournament
this past weekend. Back row from left:
Coach Joel Voelz, Zach Voelz, Masson Di-
etel, Joey Barrett, Blake Mickolichek and
coach Eric Dietel. Front row from left:
Blake Wischnack, Damien Silus, Carter
Ruschmeier, Spencer Lemke, Beau Lepel
and Dawson Meyer. Not pictured: Jacob
Christianson and Clark Christianson.
GSL 10U Team
Submitted photo
The Glencoe-Silver Lake 11U team took
first place at the Woodbat Tournament this
past weekend. Back row from left:
Coaches Scott Waibel, Todd Trippel and
Tim Lepel. Middle row from left: Michael
Waibel, Preston Sturges, Derek Trippel,
Max Edwards, Isaiah Streich and Bennett
Lepel. Front row from left: Jadon Drier,
Michael Elgren, Kaleb Templin, Mitchel
Klockmann and Carl Horrmann.
GSL 11U Team
Submitted photo
The Glencoe-Silver Lake 13U team took
first place at the Woodbat Tournament this
past weekend, along with the 15A and 11A
teams. The 14U and 12U earned second,
and the 10U third. Back row from left: Zack
Herout, Paul Lemke, Spencer Lepel, Dylan
Richter, Kyle Christensen and Carsen
Strie ch. Front row from left: Jack Gepson,
Taylor Schauer, Joey Cullen-Lawyer, Ethan
Wraspir and Tyler Siewert. Not pictured:
Leam Armstrong.
GSL 13U Team
Submitted photo
The weather finally decided to take a turn for the better
this week as things cleared up and temperatures rose to av-
erage for the first time in what seems a very long time. A
more summer-like pattern has set up over the Upper Mid-
west, and it should hold on at least until the early part of
the weekend.
Highs will be well into the 70s, close to low 80s, if
everything pans out right. Unfortunately, a small storm sys-
tem will move close to the area late Friday into Saturday
and touch off some rain and storms. It’s too early to tell
strength, but any system this time of year should be
watched for the possibility of severe weather, even if we
haven’t really seen any yet this year.
Highs will hold in the 70s and lower 80s even with the
storm threat, so it won’t be all that bad. Saturday looks wet-
ter than Sunday, but a lot can change from when I’m writ-
ing this to then.
The extended shows a slight cool down early next week
with another batch of warmer air brewing to end the week.
Have a great June week, all!
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 54-60; partly cloudy.
Thursday — Highs 74-81; lows 56-62; mostly clear.
Friday — Highs 74-81; lows 60-66; mostly clear/late
thunder.
Saturday — Highs 73-81; lows 58-64; mostly
cloudy/scattered showers.
Sunday — Highs 76-83; partly cloudy/scattered show-
ers.
Weather Quiz: Is there any specific reason for the violent
tornado season to our south this year?
Answer to last week’s question: The long-range forecasts
actually improve things a bit with close to average weather
returning as we head towards the middle part of summer.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Glencoe-Silver Lake Lin-
coln Junior High School an-
nounced its third-trimester
honor rolls. The following stu-
dents were named to the aca-
demic honor lists:
A Honor Roll
Seventh grade: Uilleam
Armstrong, Jessica Brelje,
Aaron Castillo, Kyle Chris-
tensen, Zoe Christensen,
Joseph Lawver-Cullen,
Mackenzie Davis, Ashley
Dreier, Jaecub Fondurulia,
Peter Gepson, Alexandra Han-
sch, Allie Harpel, Emmi Jer-
abek, Mariah Koester, Jamie
Koski, Rebecca Lieser, Paige
Litzau, Austin Pinske, Laura
Popelka, Cody Raduenz,
Taryn Reichow, Jakob Rusten,
Ellie Schmidt, Abigail
Schmieg, Nicole Seevers,
Carsen Streich, Sierra
Trebesch and Mackenzie Wen-
dolek.
Eighth grade: Mitchell
Boesche, Deanna Bondhus,
Jordan Breidenbach, Mollie
Cacka, Cameron Chap, Jacob
Fehrenbach, Devin Fleck,
Luke Frahm, Brandon Fonk,
Shawna Goettl, Erica Hecksel,
Amanda Husted, Jordan Kacz-
marek, Dalton Kosek, Hannah
Kunkel, Cora Kuras, Marisa
Luchsinger, Brittney Medina,
Madison Monahan, Maggie
Petersen, Rachael Popp, Je-
naya Posusta, Faith Rakow,
Rachel Reichow, Mitchell
Rolf, Nicholas Schmidt, Dini
Schweikert, Joseph Torgerson,
Katherine Twiss and Teanna
Vorlicek.
B Honor Roll
Seventh grade: Abisai
Sanchez Anderson, Jacob Bla-
howski, Eduardo Blanco, Gre-
gory Boyum, Ashley Brandt,
Cadi Brooks, Grace Draeger,
Madeline Dressel, Dallas
Durbin, Alyssa Ebert, John
Eiden, Tony Fischer, Audrey
Forcier, Mickalyn Frahm, Za-
ckary Herout, Karsen Howard,
Alex Ide, Connor Kantack,
Colbie Kuras, Nicholas Lange,
Spencer Lepel, Militza Med-
ina, Will Mickolichek,
Mckenna Monahan, Regina
Moosbrugger, Kylie Ness,
Benjamin Olson, Blake Ort-
loff, Cassondra Perschau, Cole
Plieseis, Dylan Richter, Rylie
Schafer, Cassandra Shemanek,
Theresa Siers, Tyler Siewert,
Adam Thalmann, Veronika
Tkechenko and Ethan Wraspir.
Eighth grade: Kelli Bailey,
Sarah Bandas, Ashley Bande-
mer, Marlaina Chelman, Tan-
ner Chmielewski, Benjamin
Donnay, Tatum Engelke,
Daria Fegley, Hunter Glaeser,
Miranda Grack, Connor
Heuer, Catherine Holtz, Justin
Jimenez, Marissa Kirchoff,
Jayden Lachermeier, Ashley
Lawrence, Jacob Litzau, Leah
Litzau, Isabell Mallak,
Grayson Maresh, Michael
Meyer, Jacob Mohr, Michaela
Neyers, Brandi Pikal, Kole
Polzin, Matthew Sanchez,
Sarah Schmieg, Jacob Simons,
Hannah Stifter, Hanna Stuede-
mann, Destiny Senn-Talbot,
Jacob Vasek, Eric Villnow,
Samantha Voigt, Kyle Wanous
and Alexis Widley.
Lincoln honor rolls announced
Foster parent
orientation
set for June 22
Have you ever considered
becoming a foster or a foster/
adoptive parent?
McLeod County Social
Services will host foster parent
orientation for families inter-
ested in becoming foster par-
ents on June 22, from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m., at the McLeod County
Solid Waste Management
building, 1065 Fifth Ave. SE,
Hutchinson.
The meetings are an oppor-
tunity to learn about McLeod
County’s foster care program
and ask questions, to decide if
becoming a foster parent may
be right for you.
If you are a two-parent fam-
ily, both parents must attend.
Please do not bring children
with you to the meeting, as
there is no child care available
at the site and topics may not
be appropriate for them.
Call social worker Brenda at
320-864-3144 or 800-247-
1756 for additional informa-
tion and to register.
The 10th annual Big Hitter
Golf Classic will be held Fri-
day, July 12, at the Glencoe
Country Club.
The event is sponsored by
the Glencoe Chamber of Com-
merce and benefits the cham-
ber’s Glencoe-Silver Lake
scholarship fund.
For more information, con-
tact Myranda VanDamme at
the Glencoe Area Chamber of
Commerce at 320-864-3650
or www.glencoemn.org.
Big Hitter classic set July 12
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