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Vol. 112 No. 30 • Thursday, July 18, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
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Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Gypsy horse
On Monday, Cedar Crest in
Silver Lake had the treat of
meeting Zarena, a Gypsy
Vanner horse from Lake
Ridge Gypsy Horses, who
is a celebrity. She ap-
peared in the Slumberland
commericals, and she can
do tricks, including sitting,
standing on a podium, and
even teeter-tottering. Han-
dler Laura Robideau has
been working with Zarena
for over a year.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
With a full Council present
at Monday night’s regular
meeting, the Silver Lake City
Council passed yet another
resolution to support the
paving of the Luce Line Trail
on a 3-2 vote.
City Clerk Kerry Venier told
councilors he met with the De-
partment of Natural Resources
(DNR) and representatives
from the McLeod County
Board and the cities of
Hutchinson and Winsted to re-
view trail plans.
Venier said the DNR plans
to prep the trail for paving be-
ginning this summer, some-
time in August.
“The DNR also announced
that they were allotted an ad-
ditional $500,000 in 2014 to-
ward completing the project,”
Venier said.
He added that this additional
$500,000 puts the total amount
of money committed between
the DNR, the county, Hutchin-
son, Winsted and Silver Lake
at $1.8 million, but “bonding
money is still needed to com-
plete the project.
“The DNR reported that this
is the largest state trail project
they have done in 20 years,
and that it is the community’s
collaboration that is moving
the project forward,” Venier
“I think we’re at the center
of this whole project, like it or
not, and since we’ve commit-
ted $10,000, I highly recom-
mend we continue that
support,” he added.
Venier told councilors that
no organizations have come
forward and said “we ab-
solutely do not want this.”
“Did they (DNR) show you
an actual plan of the prep
work?” Mayor Bruce Bebo
“No cross sections were
shown, but they showed us
where the trail is going to run,
and changes in the Hutchinson
area that need to be made.
“They are widening the ma-
jority of it and putting in a
grass horse trail alongside the
existing trail,” Venier said.
He told councilors that the
base prep work would cost
around $1 million, leaving
$800,000 towards the project.
“Next year, they will look at
paving, and if the bonding
fails, the DNR may look at
paving it in sections using the
remaining money available,
and when they run out, I guess
they’ll have to find more
money,” Venier said.
Councilor Nolan Johnson
asked Venier about the organ-
izations who didn’t approve.
“A couple years ago, when
Ron Shimanski was our state
representative, I remember he
had a gathering here regarding
the trail, and there were a lot
of people not in favor. Are the
Sno Pros OK with this?” John-
son asked.
“They haven’t come out
against it,” Venier said. He
added that the current uses of
the trail will remain, and that
“this project is simply expand-
ing the available uses of the
“The Silver Lake Sports-
men’s Club was at that gather-
ing, too, and I think they were
opposed. And I clearly remem-
ber Greg Graczyk, who owns
property on either side of the
trail, standing up and saying,
‘I’ve never heard of pheasant
hunting on a state trail that’s
been paved.’ And didn’t Mr.
Shimanski ask the county for
that $500,000 back?” Johnson
“That’s county money and
they’ve already committed
that. Ron (Shimanski) keeps
saying to use Legacy money
on this project, but it’s simply
not eligible,” Venier said.
He added that according to
the Legislature, Legacy money
is to be used only to maintain
existing trails, not to build new
trails, and that although the
majority of the trail project
consists of maintenance of the
existing Luce Line Trail, there
is a section near Winsted that
will need to be built.
With full City Council, 3-2 vote
supports paving Luce Line
‘Bikes-n-Blues’ music event set for Silver Lake Aug. 25
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
In August, Silver Lake will host the first
ever “Bikes-n-Blues” event, which in-
cludes live music, food, and a motorcy-
cle contest. Event coordinators from left
to right are Michael Koester, Colin Clark
and David Allen. The trio hopes to create
a “grass roots movement” that wel-
comes family-oriented fun for all.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
On Aug. 25, Silver Lake is
going to be host to the first an-
nual “Bikes-n-Blues” music
event, featuring three Blues
bands from Minneapolis, a va-
riety of food vendors, and a
motorcycle contest, all at the
admission cost of: free.
Colin Clark, David Allen
and Michael Koester of
Hutchinson and rural Silver
Lake approached the Silver
Lake City Council about a
venue to host the “Bikes-n-
Blues” event in August.
Clark said the event was
originally planned to be held at
the Masonic West Lodge in
Hutchinson, but due to
changes on the Hutchinson
City Council, the event was
declined, “just after $500 was
spent in advertising,” Clark
He said he moved to
Hutchinson two years ago, and
“died and went to heaven”
when he saw how many mo-
torcyclists and restored old
cars he saw in the area.
Clark added that he restores
old motorcycles himself and
thought about creating a fam-
ily event for other motorcycle
enthusiasts to attend.
“Most bikers just want
somewhere to go. I’ve been to
music fests all over, and I
wanted to bring people to this
area, and so I created this fam-
ily event with live music,”
Clark said.
“We booked three blues
bands from Minneapolis in the
hopes of drawing people from
all over to this area,” he said.
The bands include Jack
Klatt and the Cat Swingers,
Jeff Ray and Crankshaft and
the Gear Grinders.
“The first two I’ve heard
good things about, but the last
one we had to pick because of
their name,” Clark laughed.
He said the event would
consist of food vendors and a
motorcycle contest, where bik-
ers can pay $1 to register their
bike and possibly win a cash
“And it’s free and open to
the public. There will be no al-
cohol served, so we don’t need
to worry about IDing people
or underage drinking.
“I wanted to create a family
event with professional musi-
cians, some food, and fun,”
Clark said.
He said he, Allen and
Koester have volunteered time
and costs to the event. “It’s all
free,” Clark reiterated.
He added that he has been
looking for a municipality to
partner with so that this event
could be annual.
“In the future, I’d even like
to organize two or three festi-
vals to host throughout the
year,” Clark said.
“What is the expense to the
city? I mean, we’d have to
look at having extra law en-
forcement and mini-biffs,
among other costs,” Mayor
Bruce Bebo said.
“We’d pay for all that. We
just need a location. I guess
the biggest issue would be
wear and tear on city streets,”
The GFWC Silver Lake
Women’s Club will again be
sponsoring the annual kid-
die parade during Pola-
Czesky Days Saturday,
Aug. 3, at 10 a.m.
Categories for the parade
remain the same as last year:
“Movie/TV,” “Original” and
“Storybook.” First and sec-
ond prizes will be awarded
for each category.
Watch for more in up-
coming issues of the Silver
Lake Leader.
Participants sought
for kiddie parade
The Pola-Czesky com-
mittee is still seeking parade
participants for the Pola-
Czesky parade set for Sun-
day, Aug. 4.
If interested in entering,
please contact Kari Kacz-
marek at 320-327-3005, or
Keri Mills at 320-223-4085.
Pola-Czesky parade
units still being sought
County Board approves culvert repairs
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
The McLeod County Board
of Commissioners on Tuesday
approved spending up to
$50,000 to replace two cul-
verts that were washed out by
June 23 flooding.
John Brunkhorst, county en-
gineer, said that County Road
74, east of County Road 1, re-
mains closed because of a
large culvert that washed out.
In addition, there is a need to
replace a culvert on County
Road 57, southeast of Stewart,
but that road remains open.
Brunkhorst said three quotes
were received to replace the
County Road 74 culvert, with
the lowest being from
Wuetherich Drainage of Nor-
wood Young America at a cost
of $9,647.50. However,
Brunkhorst said, there may
need to be additional work
done at the site, but that won’t
be known until the contractor
starts digging.
Commissioner Ron Shiman-
ski asked if there were any
plans to enlarge the size of the
Brunkhorst said that in an
emergency situation, the
county could replace a culvert
with a like-size one, but any-
thing larger would need ap-
proval from the watershed
The county can take more
time to evaluate the County
Road 57 culvert situation,
Brunkhorst said, since that
road is still open.
Board Chair Paul Wright
asked County Attorney Mike
Junge if the board needs to get
more firm bids for the work.
“One of the exceptions to
the bidding statutes is this very
type of situation,” said Junge,
who added that the Board
could go ahead and OK the
work because of the emer-
gency situation.
The County Board then ap-
proved the work with a not-to-
exceed cost of $50,000 for
both culverts.
Brunkhorst added that both
culverts should qualify for dis-
aster assistance funding.
In other highway business,
Brunkhorst reported that the
County Road 115/Highway 15
roundabout is proceeding on
schedule, with paving ex-
pected to start next week.
“We are moving on time
with what we had set for
dates,” said Brunkhorst. It is
hoped that the roundabout will
be complete before the
McLeod County Fair opens in
The County Board also ap-
proved a low quote from
Hjerpe Contracting, Inc., in the
amount of $8,895 to install a
septic system at the site of the
new Silver Lake/Lester Prairie
highway maintenance building
in Hale Township.
Also approved was a user
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Silver Lake
The Silver Lake American
Legion Post 141 is hosting a
ceremonial disposal of unser-
viceable flags prior to Music
in the Park on Thursday, July
18 (tonight), beginning at 5
The ceremony will take
place in the Legion Park. Any-
one having worn or torn flags
they would like to dispose of,
please leave them off at the
Legion Club or bring them to
the ceremony that evening.
The public is invited.
Flag disposal
ceremony set
for tonight
Music in the Park continues
Music in the Park continues tonight, July 18, at Legion
Park in Silver Lake with the the American Legion Auxil-
iary Post 141 serving turkey sandwiches beginning at 6
p.m. and Jim’s Brewers performing at 7 p.m. Next week,
the Silver Lake Women’s Club GFWC will serve barbeque
sandwiches and Rod Weiers Family and Friends will en-
tertain. Bring your lawn chairs and come for an evening
of music and fun.
‘Polish Poker’ set July 22
The community is invited to play “Polish Poker” and
“31” at Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake on Monday, July
22, at 1:30 p.m., in the dining room. Refreshments will be
Community ‘500’ set at CCE
The community is invited to play “500” at Cedar Crest
of Silver Lake, located at 1401 Main St. W on Wednesday,
July 24, at 1:30 p.m., in the dining room. Refreshments
will be served.
Firearm safety classes set
The annual firearm safety classes are set for Monday,
Aug. 12, to Saturday, Aug. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each
evening. The classes are open to anyone ages 12 and older.
Call Leon Pesina at 320-327-3120 with any questions.
Biker Sunday at Grace Bible
Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver
Lake invite all area motorcycle enthusiasts to its annual
bikers service on Sunday, July 28, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
This service includes a special message for bikers, repre-
sentatives from the Christian Motorcyclists Association,
and, weather permitting, a short ride followed by an all-
church potluck. The public is invited to attend. The church
is located in Silver Lake at 300 Cleveland St., next to the
city water tower.
GOP women potluck July 30
The McLeod County Republican Women’s annual
potluck picnic will be held at Northwoods Park, 885 Elm
St. in Hutchinson, on Tuesday, July 30, at 6 p.m. Bring
your own utensils and a dish of something to share. For
questions, call RoxAnn Lauer at 320-587-3399 or Mau-
reen Krumrey at 320-864-4162.
Legion picnic set July 21
On Sunday, July 21, the Silver Lake Legion is hosting
its annual picnic at noon in the back room of the Legion.
All Legion and Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion
and Junior Auxiliary members are invited to attend. Re-
freshments and meat will be provided for the meal.
Outdoor Club meets July 21
Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will be hosting a spe-
cial Outdoor Club meeting on Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m.,
at the church. This informal get-together is titled “How To
Use A Fly Rod” and will be led by Eric Nelson and Al Teu-
bert. Both have fly-fished for many years. This Outdoor
Club get-together will include a brief devotional time and
will allow those who attend to have some hands-on expe-
rience with a fly rod. Those who have their own fly rod
are invited to bring it to the meeting. Anyone any age is
invited to attend, and there is no charge. The church is lo-
cated in Silver Lake at 300 Cleveland St., next to the city
water tower.
Fall citywide garage sales
The Silver Lake fall citywide garage sale dates are set
for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-24. Watch up-
coming issues of the Leader for more information.
Upcoming Events
Submitted photo
Bike Rodeo
Last Saturday, the Silver Lake Police Department and Sil-
ver Lake Lions hosted the annual “Bike Rodeo” in town.
Five children particpated in the safety course and two
were entered in a raffle for new bikes. Above, Deja Web-
ster (left) and Marissa Lacy (right) pose with their new
bikes with Police Chief Forrest Henriksen, who coordi-
nated the event.
Luce Line Continued from page 1
“And we’re taking your
word for this?” Johnson asked.
“I definitely wouldn’t make
it up,” Venier said.
He added that state Rep.
Glenn Gruenhagen submitted
a letter to the state, asking the
DNR to put forward an addi-
tional $500,000 toward the
Frank Koelfgen, owner of
Molly’s Cafe in Silver Lake,
came forward to the Council to
ask for its support in paving
the trail. The Luce Line Trail
runs behind his business, and
he feels paving the trail would
bring more people and busi-
ness into Silver Lake.
“Three weeks ago, my
banker was out to see me. He’s
from First Minnesota in Mayer
and his office overlooks the
Dakota Trail, and he said that
in a year, nearly 190,000 were
counted to have used that trail.
“He really got me pumped
up about paving the trail. He
said there is a little cafe along
that Dakota Trail that is doing
really well. I’m looking for-
ward to this for my business,
and I already spent a consider-
able amount of money making
improvements and upgrades to
welcome more business,”
Koelfgen said.
He said that when he read
that the Council failed to sup-
port the paving of the trail at
last month’s meeting, he was
“Knowing Council had pre-
viously approved $10,000 to-
wards the project, I was a little
shocked to read there was no
support,” Koelfgen said.
“Business has been tough.
Businesses are evaporating so
anything that will help bring
people to town, I’ll get behind
it. For me, this is something
I’ve been really looking for-
ward to,” Koelfgen added.
“Well, it’s not 190,000 dif-
ferent people using that
Dakota Trail,” Councilor Eric
Nelson said.
He said he’s heard from trail
users who “actually like riding
on a dirt surface. That’s why
they bought mountain bikes.
And I know a few people who
would rather run on a soft sur-
face than tar,” Nelson said.
“I’m sure for every 100
users, one or two probably do
like a dirt surface, but that’s a
minority. And runners can use
the soft horse trail alongside
the paved trail,” Bebo said.
“Silver Lake is in the middle
of this stretch, and the average
Joe isn’t probably going to ride
from Winsted all the way to
Hutchinson. They’ll probably
ride half of that, stopping in
Silver Lake,” Bebo said.
“From a city standpoint, it’s
a golden opportunity,” Venier
“And I think it would defi-
nitely encourage more busi-
nesses in town,” Koelfgen
“I understand the pros and
cons, but let me just say that
this is going to happen. I’m
going to be really frank. With
all the money the county and
Hutchinson put in, they’re not
going to crush that dream be-
cause Silver Lake doesn’t want
the trail,” Bebo said.
“I’ve come to that realiza-
tion, especially since in the
master plan, it was always
going to be paved,” Nelson
He added that funding was
his issue and felt Legacy dol-
lars should have been used for
the project.
“I guess there’s a fine line
between maintenance and new.
To me, this is an existing trail,
and paving it is maintenance to
me,” Nelson said.
On a 3-2 vote, the Council
passed a resolution to support
a request to secure state bond-
ing money to further develop
and pave the Luce Line State
Councilors Johnson and
Nelson were the dissenting
agreement with the city of
Brownton to allow the high-
way department to hook up to
the city’s new municipal natu-
ral gas utility for its mainte-
nance shed in Brownton.
Brunkhorst said the shed cur-
rently uses liquid propane (LP)
and “switching to natural gas
will be more economical for
the long term.”
Culverts Continued from page 1
Clark said.
He added that the point of
this music fest is to establish a
“grass roots movement to take
advantage of local resources so
that people can have a good
“I think the pros outweigh
the cons here,” Bebo said.
“The thing is, we have time
to organize this. David and I
are semi-retired,” Clark
He said he just hopes to be
able to work with a city to es-
tablish an annual tradition. He
added that the event is on a
Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m.,
so that bikers are not riding
home in the dark, and so fam-
ilies can come enjoy an after-
noon of entertainment.
Councilor Carol Roquette
questioned the noise of the
music and the residents in the
area who may be “bothered by
the noise.”
Bebo said it would not be so
different from Music in the
Park and Pola-Czesky Days,
where music is played past
midnight. “This is a Sunday
afternoon from noon to six. I
don’t think it will really be an
issue,” he said.
Councilor Pat Fogarty asked
about space and the event lo-
cation. He questioned finding
room for all the bikes and re-
stored cars to park.
City Clerk Kerry Venier
suggested the softball park
near the pool could be a good
location, but that Legion Park
is already set up for music.
Clark said he could bring in
a truck and trailer to use as a
stage for the bands.
On a 5-0 vote, the Council
approved to host “Bikes-n-
Blues” in Silver Lake on Sun-
day, Aug. 25, from noon to 6
p.m. Venier agreed to work
with Clark, Allen and Koester
about event details.
Event Continued from page 1
July 22-26
Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Swiss steak, baked
potato, corn, bread with mar-
garine, pineapple, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Roast turkey,
mashed potatoes, peas and car-
rots, cranberry garnish, bread with
margarine, strawberry shortcake,
low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Mandarin
chicken salad, fresh fruit, mari-
nated tomatoes, muffin, mar-
garine, low-fat milk.
Thursday — Pork chop,
mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner
roll with margarine, lemon angel-
food cake, low-fat milk.
Friday —Meatloaf with catsup,
whole parslied potatoes, country-
blend vegetables, bread with mar-
garine, pears, low-fat milk.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, July 18, 2013 — Page 3
This weekend, I couldn’t
have been more proud to be
Polish, and it isn’t even Pola-
Czesky Days yet!
As usual, it was a busy
weekend traveling between
Winona and Minneapolis for
birthday parties, a house-
warming party, visits with old
friends, and a very colorful 5K
race at the state fairgrounds.
Sure, running through
clouds of purple and pink dust
and rolling around in yellow
and green dyed cornstarch was
a major highlight of the week-
end, but I’m not sure it was as
exciting as time-traveling to
the 1960s on Saturday night.
That night, for my friend
Rebecca’s birthday, a group of
us met at Nye’s Polonaise
Room in Minneapolis for au-
thentic Polish cuisine, live
piano karaoke, and a bit of
dancing to the oompa music of
the World’s Most Dangerous
Polka Band.
As soon as I walked into the
lounge, I knew I was in a dif-
ferent era. The restaurant was
dim, with the only light com-
ing from red lamps and can-
dlelight; the carpet was red,
and the walls were covered in
dark, wood paneling.
There was a curved piano
bar near the entrance and a
tall, lanky, white-haired gen-
tleman behind it, playing ro-
mantic tunes and serenading
the guests at the bar as if he
were a long lost member of the
Rat Pack.
Of course, the menu in-
cluded a variety of kielbasa
(Polish sausage) entrees, go-
labki (cabbage rolls), kraut
soups, potato dumplings,
cheese pierogi, prime rib spe-
cials, and eight different mar-
I almost felt like I was look-
ing through Grandma Genny’s
refrigerator when I read the
menu — she knows that my
favorite meal in the world is
pork chops with potato
dumplings and sauerkraut.
Needless to say, I was in
heaven at Nye’s, but would
you believe I didn’t even order
the potato dumplings?
I wanted to be adventurous
and try something different, so
I ordered the macadamia nut-
crusted chicken with roasted
asparagus in white wine sauce
and a cup of kielbasa-kraut
soup — anything with wine
sauce is bound to be delicious.
The motto at Nye’s is “Jedz-
cie pijcie i popuszczajcie pas,”
which means “Eat, drink and
loosen your belt.”
My kind of restaurant.
Of course, I did eat and
drink too much, and if I had
been wearing a belt, I would
have probably loosened it a
notch or two.
After dinner, we headed
across the bar to polka and
check out the World’s Most
Dangerous Polka Band, who
play every Friday and Satur-
day night at Nye’s.
They were entertaining, and
thanks to my Silver Lake
roots, I was one of the few
who knew how to polka, and I
ended up teaching my friends
how to move.
I even got asked by a Navy
officer to polka! I’m thankful
for Grandma Genny and all of
those times she has taken me
to the Legion when Jim’s
Brewers plays so that I could
actually dance.
The band also took requests,
so naturally I shouted, “Beer
Barrel Polka!” It’s my fa-
vorite, and it didn’t take long
for everyone to chime in,
“Roll out the barrel, roll it
The night ended in more
polka-ing and a few loud
shouts of “Nostrovia!”
(Cheers!) over some drinks,
but though they may be
known as the “World’s Most
Dangerous Polka Band,” I
would bet that plenty of Silver
Lake musicians could give
them a run for their money.
Nostrovia to that!
Nostrovia to my Polish heritage!
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
75 YEARS AGO - JULY 23, 1938 —Forty-
two voters cast their ballots at the Silver Lake
Independent District 38 annual election, return-
ing Dr. T.J. Trutna and Richard Penaz to the
A Spring Chicken Dinner and Picnic, spon-
sored by the Ladies Aid of St. Adalbert’s
Church, will be held on Sunday, July 24. Tickets
are 40¢ for adults and 25¢ for children. Besides
a bingo stand and serving of pie-ala-mode,
sandwiches and other refreshments, and old-
time music will be furnished on the grounds
during the afternoon.
Totushek’s Red and White Store has a new
Hosiery Club. Buy 12 pairs of their fine new
line of Fifth Avenue hosiery over a period of a
year and receive one pair free.
Louis and Bolesh Nowak purchased a new
McCormick Deering threshing machine and
will use a tractor for power.
Joseph Barton, prominent Hale Township
farmer, is the owner of an Allis Chalmers com-
bine, the first to be owned in this community.
Joseph Fiala purchased Frank Vacek’s 99-
acre farm in Rich Valley Township.
The City Meat Market, Paul Schultz propri-
etor, is prepared to serve customers promptly
with fine fresh meat. He also has fancy cheese
and cold cuts and homemade sausage, bologna,
and weiners.
Louis Nowak has a 1,650-pound Percheron
mare for sale.
50 YEARS AGO - JULY 18, 1963 — On
Saturday, July 20, Kaminsky Inc., Murphy Feed
dealer in Silver Lake, will hold an open house
in recognition of their appointment as the local
representative for the Murphy line.
The Pioneer Telephone Company will have a
Tel-Trailer at its location north of the Presbyte-
rian Church on Wednesday, July 24. The unit
will contain a display of the latest in phone
equipment and demonstrations will be made.
Basil Navratil has been promoted to Special-
ist 4. A/2c Ronald Yurek, after completing two
years in Alaska, will be stationed in Utah where
he will complete his four years of service. Ray
Fiala CT3 has returned to the states after com-
pleting two years of duty with the U.S. Navy at
Kamiseya, Japan, and will now be stationed in
Bruce Svanda has been accepted as a junior
member of the Holstein-Friesian Association of
America, Brattleboro, Vt.
The Silver Seekers 4-H Club placed second
at the county 4-H picnic softball tournament.
Mrs. Edward Kulinski won the GE electric
hair dryer awarded by Maresh Furniture Store
in the GE Win a Million Contest.
A daughter was born on July 14 to Mr. and
Mrs. Milo Pokorny. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Penas
are the parents of a son born on July 11.
25 YEARS AGO - JULY 21, 1988 — The
Silver Lake City Council awarded bids for the
construction of the 28-by-44-foot addition to the
fire hall. The addition will go to the south of the
present structure. Juncewski Masonry received
the cement bid at $4,384, Great Plains was the
lowest bidder at $12,483 for material and labor,
and Ziemer Plumbing & Heating received the
bid for plumbing at $1,600. No bid was re-
ceived for the electrical work. Construction of
the addition is estimated to begin within three
The ladies and men’s Pola-Czesky Days Golf
Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 24, at
the Cokato Golf Course.
The Silver Lake Fire Department responded
to a fire in a harvested grain field at the Ralph
Piehl farm, south of Silver Lake, on Saturday,
July 16, at 2:15 p.m.
Dale and Doris Jerabek will hold a Vehicles,
Collectibles, Guns, Store Fixtures and Equip-
ment, and Household Auction at 1120 West
Main St. on Monday, July 25.
Joseph W. Rozeske, 75, passed away on Sat-
urday, July 16, at the Hutchinson Hospital. Fu-
neral services were held on Tuesday, July 19,
from the St. Adalbert’s Church.
Ben Matuska, 71, passed away on Sunday,
July 17, at Glencoe Area Health Center. Funeral
services will be held on Saturday, July 23, at the
Maresh Funeral Chapel.
Daughters were born to Kevin and Kari
(Navratil) Becker on July 5 and Dale and Shari
(Schermann) Rannow on July 6.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
Submitted photo
2013-14 Lions officers installed
New officers for the Silver Lake Lions Club
were recently installed. Lions district gov-
ernor Ron Dahlke, far right, performed the
installation ceremony. From left to right
are Secretary Lynn Monger, First Vice
President Jim Denneson, Treasurer Carol
Denneson, Third Vice President Duane
Yurek, Tail Twister Stan Horstmann, Pres-
ident Roxy Yurek, Director Don Benz, Past
President Ken Merrill, Director Ron Yurek,
Second Vice President Joyce Zajicek and
Dahlke. Missing were gambling manager
Norby Schermann, Lion Tamer Jim Hlavka
and Director Jen Venier. Officers began
their one-year terms on July 1.
Grilled Guacamole
4 avocados, halved and pitted
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat and lightly
oil grate. Cook the avocados on the preheated
grill until just slightly browned and
caramelized. Allow to cool to room tempera-
ture, then remove the skins, and cube. Place 1/2
cup of the avocado into a mixing bowl and
mash together with the onion, jalapeno pepper,
and sour cream. Stir in the lime juice, garlic salt,
and hot pepper sauce, then gently fold in the re-
maining avocado, cherry tomatoes and cilantro.
Chill 30 minutes before serving.
Bacon Ranch Chicken Skewers
1/3 cup ranch dressing
1 teaspoon hot chile paste
4 skinless, boneless chicken halves, cut into 1-
inch pieces
24 pieces of red onion (1-inch)
12 slices thick-cut bacon
Salt and black pepper to taste
12 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 2 hours
Whisk together ranch dressing and hot chile
paste in a large bowl. Mix in chicken pieces and
toss evenly to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic
wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 3
hours. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high
heat and lightly oil grate. Remove chicken from
the bag and transfer to a plate or a baking sheet
lined with paper towels. Pat chicken pieces dry
with more paper towels. Thread a piece of onion
about 1-1/2 inches down on the skewer. Thread
the end portion of one strip of bacon onto
skewer so the rest of the strip is hanging down.
Skewer on a piece of chicken; thread on next
portion of bacon. Turn skewer so that the long
end of bacon is again hanging down. Repeat this
process until the entire strip of bacon is
threaded, using 4 to 5 pieces of chicken. Thread
a second piece of onion onto the end of skewer.
Repeat for all twelve skewers. Season chicken
skewers with salt and pepper as desired. Cook
on grill, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until
nicely browned on all sides and meat is no
longer pink in the center, about 12 to 16 minutes
for each skewer. Serve with ranch dressing as a
dipping sauce.
Pork Tenderloin Diablo
1 pound whole pork tenderloin
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon extra-hot prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon cold butter
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season pork with
salt and pepper. Heat oil in an ovenproof skillet
over high heat. Cook pork until browned on one
side, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn over pork and transfer
the skillet to a preheated oven. Cook until pork
is browned and still slightly pink in the center,
20 to 25 minutes. A thermometer should read at
least 145 degrees F. Transfer pork to a plate. Re-
move any excess oil from the skillet and place
it over medium-high heat. Pour in chicken broth
and bring to a boil, scraping any browned bits
off of the bottom of the pan. Whisk in cream,
horseradish, Dijon mustard, and cayenne pep-
per. Continue cooking until mixture is reduced
to a thick sauce, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from
heat and whisk in cold butter. Stir in chives.
Slice pork into 1/2-inch slices and serve topped
with sauce.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
Host families sought in GSL area
International high school ex-
change students are coming to
Minnesota to study during the
2013-14 school year, including
Glencoe-Silver Lake.
According to Kari
Becker,area STS Foundation
representative, these students
will integrate themselves into
a local family with the goal of
experiencing American culture
as an American high school
student. In turn they will pro-
vide insight into their own cul-
STS Foundation, a non-
profit student exchange organ-
ization, is proud to help
facilitate these relationships,
Becker said.
“They have been doing so
for the past 20 years and look
forward to finding new host
families in the Glencoe-Silver
Lake area and connecting
them with exchange students,”
she added.
Two of the students STSF is
looking for host families are
coming from Sweden and the
“Our Swedish student is a
17-year-old boy who describes
himself as a happy, open
minded and social boy. He en-
joys sports such as skiing,
snowboarding and snowmobil-
ing, downhill cycling and
other outdoor activities.
“He enjoys traveling with
his family and is excited to
share this cultural experience
with his host family,” Becker
“The student from the
Netherlands is a family-ori-
ented 17-year-old girl who
loves to participate in sports,
including soccer, tennis and
basketball. She enjoys spend-
ing time with her grandmother,
who she says is very creative.
“She is used to helping
around the house, and her
chores include cleaning her
room and her rabbit’s cage as
well as loading the dishwasher.
She enjoys spending time with
her family, going to the zoo or
just simply watching a movie
with them,” Becker said.
“They are both excellent
students and will have their
own spending money and
health insurance,” Becker
The host family provides a
separate bed, family meals and
a loving and safe environment.
If your family is interested in
being a host family please call
Becker at 320-234-3475 or e-
mail her at karibeckersts@
gmail.com For more informa-
tion visit www.stsfounda
Lions football
registration set
Aug. 1 in Hutch
Registration for Lions fifth-
and sixth-grade football is set
for Thursday, Aug. 1, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Hutchin-
son Recreation Center.
The team will play in either
the lightweight or heavyweight
When registering, indicate if
you are a Silver Lake Lions
Players are responsible for
$25 of the $50 registration fee.
The Silver Lake Lions will pay
$25 for each player at the end
of the season.
Equipment pick-up (helmets
and pads) is set for Thursday,
Aug. 22, at 7 p.m., at the
Hutchinson Recreation Center.
Players are to provide their
own football pants and
footwear (tennis shoes or soc-
cer shoes). Football pants will
be for sale at the recreation
center for $25 and mouth-
guards for $1 during equip-
ment pick-up.
The coaches are Gary Kosek
and Brian Mikolichek, and a
coaches’ meeting is set for
Thursday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m.,
at the recreation center.
The Silver Lake Lions rep-
resentative is Dan Tschim-
Junior Royalty Entry Form
Ages 7-11, boys or girls
Name: ____________________________________
Parents’ names: ____________________________
Address: __________________________________
Phone: ________________________Age: ______
Hobbies/interests: ____________________________
Mail to: Joan Paulson
22202 Lace Ave.
Silver Lake, MN 55381
by July 20
Judging night will be
Tuesday, July 23
at the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Call Joan at 320-327-2800 with any questions.
Craft Fair/Flea Market
Displayers and c ustomers on
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 3 & 4
Silver Lake Main Park
during Pola-Czesky Days.
If interested call Duane at 320-327-3178
E-mail us at: slleader@embarqmail.com
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sat., July 20 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a .m.; Silver Lake royalty
tea party.
Sun., July 21 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service
with communion, 9:30 a.m.; Sun-
day school for all ages, 10:35
a.m.; open shooting for Center-
shot graduates, 11:45 a.m.; Grace
Bible Church Outdoor Club, fly
rod casting, 2 p.m.
Wed., July 24 — Prayer time, 7
Sat., July 27 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., July 28 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service,
Motorcycle Sunday, 9:30 a.m.;
all-church potluck to follow.
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends
Mark Ford, Pastor
Carol Chmielewski, CLP
Office hours: Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., July 21 — Communion
worship service with fellowship
to follow, 10 a.m.
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., July 18 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; meet and
greet at The Pines in Hutchinson,
11:30 a.m.
Fri., July 19 — Mass, 8 a.m.
Sat., July 20 — Reconciliation,
5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., July 21 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
CCW to serve coffee and rolls;
KC picnic at pool shelter, noon;
AFC picnic at Holy Family, 3
p.m.; Mass, 8 p.m.
Mon., July 22 — No Mass.
Tues., July 23 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.
Wed., July 24 — Mass at
Cokato Manor, 10 a.m.; Mass, 5
Thurs., July 25 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.
Fri., July 26 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
Meet and Greet at Prairie Senior
Cottages in Hutchinson, 12:30
Sat., July 27 — Bengston-
Mickolichek wedding, 2 p.m.; rec-
onciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30
950 School Rd. S.W.
E-mail: infor@
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., July 21 — Worship, 9:30
a.m. and 6 p.m.
770 School Rd.,
Kenneth Rand,
Branch President
Sun., July 21 — Sunday
school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.;
priesthood, relief society and pri-
mary, 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
20924 State Hwy. 7 W.,
E-mail: assembly@
Dr. Lee Allison, pastor
Sun., July 21 — Worship, 8:30
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., July 24 — Family night
activities, 6:30 p.m.
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net
Sun., July 21 — Sunday
school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15
1014 Knight Ave.,
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., July 18 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.
Fri., July 19 — Morning prayer,
8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; Spanish
Mass, 5:30 p.m.
Sat., July 20 — CCW rum-
mage sale drop-off, 9 a.m.-noon;
Karina Ace Quinceanera, 2 p.m.;
reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5
Sun., July 21 — CCW rum-
mage sale drop-off, 9 a.m.-noon;
Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish mass,
11:30 a.m.; AFC summer picnic at
Holy Family, 3 p.m.; Mass at Holy
Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m.
Mon., July 22 — No Mass.
Tues., July 23 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.;
CCW rummage sale drop-off, 5
p.m.-8 p.m.
Wed., July 24 — Final CCW
rummage sale drop-off, 8 a.m.-
noon; CCW rummage sale set-up;
evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6
1215 Roberts Rd. SW.,
Rick Stapleton, senior pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship pas-
tor/director of
student ministries
Thurs., July 18 — Youth soft-
ball at Roberts Park, 1 p.m.; wor-
ship team practice, 6 p.m.; men’s
softball, 7 p.m.
Fri., July 19 — Red Cross
blood drive, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun., July 21 — Worship, 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; adult growth
groups and Sunday school, 9 a.m.
Mon., July 22 — MEGA
Sports Camp, 6 p.m.; free parent-
ing workshops, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., July 23 — MEGA Sports
Camp, 6 p.m.; free parenting
workshops, 6:30 p.m.
Wed., July 24 — Youth wor-
ship team rehearsal, 4:30 p.m.;
MEGA Sports Camp, 6 p.m.; free
parenting workshops, 6:30 p.m.;
Griefshare, 7 p.m.
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
Sun., July 21 — Worship, 9
a.m.; coffee, fellowship, 10 a.m.
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Jerry and I would
like to thank you all for
your words and gifts.
We really appreci-
ate your support and
well wishes in this excit-
ing new adventure.
Jerry & Barb Quast
Thank You
The family of Dorothy
Mifek would like to
thank the casket bearers,
the organist, choir, Fa-
ther Tony, and to all for
all the cards, memorials
and flowers.
Thank you also to
GRHS, their staff, and to
Chilson Funeral Home.
Thank You.
Avis and Tony Posusta
and families
In Memoriam
In memory of Joe W. Rozeske
June 28, 1913 – July 16, 1988
In the rising of the sun and in its
going down, we remember him.
In the blowing of the wind and in
the chill of the winter,
we remember him.
In the opening of the buds and in
the rebirth of spring,
we remember him.
In the blueness of the sky and in
the warmth of summer,
we remember him.
In the rustling of the leaves and
in the beauty of autumn,
we remember him.
In the beginning of the year and
when it ends,
we remember him.
When we are weary and in need
of strength, we remember him.
When we are lost and sick at
heart, we remember him.
When we have joys and yearn to
share, we remember him.
So long as we live, he too shall
live, for his is a part of us, and
we remember him.
Sadly missed by
Larry & JoAnn Ardolf,
Al & Betty Rozeske,
RoseMary & Harry Stibal
& families.
In loving memory of
Dale Ardolf
who passed away on
July 23, 1950
A precious one from us
has gone
A voice we loved is
A place is vacant in
our home;
Which never can be
God in His wisdom has
The boon his love had
And though the body
slumbers here,
The soul is safe in
Sadly missed by
Larry & JoAnn Ardolf,
Kay & Gary Nowak
and families
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Agnes Marie (Wojtowicz)
Jurek, 89, of Westerminster,
Mass., and formerly of
Naples, Fla., and Brooklyn
Park, died July 12, 2013.
A Mass of
Ch r i s t i a n
Burial was
held Thurs-
day, July 18,
at the
Church of
St. Alphonis
in Brooklyn
was in Fort
Snelling National Cemetery in
Mrs. Jurek worked for a
number of years for Honey-
well and Prudential Insurance.
She was a lifelong and char-
ter member of the Church of
St. Alphonus.
Mrs. Jurek and her husband,
John, received the Presidential
Award for volunteer service
with the Veterans Administra-
tion, North Memorial Hospital
and the American Cancer So-
ciety from President Bush in
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Thomas L. (Ann) Rost of
Davis, Calif., Richard J.
(Bhunnee) Jurek of Savage
and Leanne (Jack Iwanik)
Bachrach of Westminster,
Mass; 10 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; sisters,
Lucille (Jerry) Nelson and
Betty Dinger; and brother,
Johnny (Janet) Wojtowicz.
Preceding her in death were
her husband of 61 years, John
Jurek; parents; and most of her
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als are preferred to Gardner
VNA Hospice program, 34
Pearl Lane, Gardner, Mass.
Handling funeral arrange-
ments was the Washburn-Mc-
Reavy Robbinsdale Chapel.
An online guest book is at
Agnes Jurek, 89, of Massachusetts
Agnes Jurek
Church News
Blazinski named to dean’s list
Amy Blazinski of Silver Lake was named to the spring
semester dean’s list at Minnesota State Mankato Univer-
sity. Blazinski earned high honors. Other local area stu-
dents include: Dassel: Ethan Germscheid, Hannah Latt
and Tanner Terning; Glencoe: Levi Davis, Kaine Dum-
mer, Hunter Lemke, Aaron Lueders, Stephanie Schrempp
and Elizabeth Wallace; Hutchinson: Cody Erickson,
Sarah Fangmeier, Ashley Farenbaugh, Kelsa Fenske, Seth
Hintze, Kaitlyn Hunstad, Thomas Lokensgard, Ashley
Madson, Jacob McLain, Mitchell McLain, Samantha Rob-
bins, Jasmine Rognrud, Conor Setley, Elisa Van De Steeg,
Jonathan Verdon, Kyle White, Amanda Winget and Alisha
Yost; Lester Prairie: Suhyeon An and Daren Dressler;
and Winsted: Breanna Remer and Anthony Schommer.
People News
Submitted photo
12U baseball team wins tourney
The Glencoe-Silver Lake 12 and under
boys team won the Crow River Youth
Baseball 12U tournament held July 13 and
14. In the front are Jared Lokensgard,
Braydon Moller, Ethan Knudten, Jordan
Forar, Josh Kuehn and Jacob Schuetz. In
the back are Coach Scott Forar, Taylor Ter-
linden, Brett Baumgarten, Malcom Ever-
hart, Austin Barrett, Gage Alsleben,
Hayden Berge and Head Coach Kraig Ter-
BCWD sets open house, photo contest
The Buffalo Creek Water-
shed District (BCWD) will
have an open house Tuesday,
July 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m., in the district’s office lo-
cated in the Glencoe City Cen-
ter, 1107 E. 11th St.
The purpose of the meeting
is to encourage the public to
help identify priority issues to
be addressed in the district’s
water plan, which is currently
being updated.
The BCWD also is holding
a photo contest. All photos
should be submitted in elec-
tronic format to mmrdc@
mmrdc.org or sent to the Mid-
Minnesota Development Com-
mission (333 Sixth St. SW,
Suite 2, Willmar MN 56201)
by Thursday, Aug. 15.
Winners will be announced
at the BCWD Board of Man-
agers meeting Aug. 27, with
first-place ($100), second-
place ($50) and third-place
($25) prizes.
Please limit submissions to
photographs taken within the
Buffalo Creek Watershed Dis-
trict, which includes the com-
munities of Hector, Buffalo
Lake, Stewart, Brownton,
Glencoe, Plato and the numer-
ous townships located along
Buffalo Creek.
The photographer’s name
and contact information, along
with the date, time and loca-
tion of picture, must accom-
pany all submissions.
Preference will be given to im-
ages that show water features,
natural landscapes and people
interacting with nature.
For additional information
on the open house, water plan,
and/or for official photo con-
test rules, contact Matthew
Johnson, MMDC community
development director, by e-
mail at communityplanning
@mmrdc.org or by phone at
320-235-8504, extension 231.
Happy Birthday
Alyssa July 20!
lose your
on a
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Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Music in the
Park fun
Last Thursday, the third of
the six-week Music in the
Park series was held in Sil-
ver Lake. Alice and the Ol’
Boys (above) performed
and the Mariner’s Club at
Faith Presbyterian served
lunch. To the left, Pola-
Czesky Queen Kayla
Schermann and Junior
King Alex Oestreich partic-
ipated in the weekly
“chicken dance.” This
week, Jim’s Brewers will
perform and the Silver
Lake American Legion
Auxiliary will serve a hot
turkey sandwich lunch, be-
ginning at 6 p.m.
Over 300 people gathered in
the Silver Lake Legion Park
for the third of six Thursday
Music in the Park events.
Alice Nowak and the Ol’
Boys Band provided the
music, and the Mariner’s Club
of Faith Presbyterian Church
served lunch.
Jim’s Brewers will provide
oldtime music on Thursday,
July 18. Lunch will be pro-
vided by the Silver Lake
American Legion Auxiliary
and will include hot turkey
sandwiches, beginning at 6
p.m. and music starting at 7
A flag disposal ceremony
will be held by the Silver Lake
Legion at 5 p.m. in the park
prior to Music in the Park. If
you have worn, torn flags that
you would like disposed of,
please leave them at the Le-
gion Club or bring them to the
The following are the prize
winners from Thursday, July
Donation of $20 to charity
of one’s choice and candy
from Faith Presbyterian
Church, Geraldine Grenke;
bag of 3M products donated
by 3M and Doris Wraspir:
Bernard Psyk and Leo Mal-
Free baskets of cheese curds
at Pola-Czesky Days donated
by the Silver Lake Knights of
Columbus: Shirley Nowak,
Brianna Nemec and Floyd
Wooden eagle donated by
Wood Creations, LeRoy and
Judy Pokornowski: Polly
Munkberg; $5 cash donated
by the GFWC Silver Lake
Women’s Club: Eunice
Howe; $10 cash donated by
Martha Urban: Charlie
Smoldt; loaves of banana
bread donated by Marjorie
Bandas: Helene Splettstazer
and Charlie Dietzel; $5 cash
donated anonymously: Donna
Lokensgard and Dave Hore-
Trellis necklace donated by
Joyce Jerabek: Marjorie
Stritesky; $5 cash donated by
Silver Lake Civic Association:
Joan Paulson and Rhonda
Kaczmarek; 12-pack of pop
donated by Silver Lake
Liquors: Helen Young and
Alice Nowak;
Ten-dollar gift certificate for
steak fry donated by Silver
Lake American Legion Auxil-
iary Unit 141: Beverly
Graupmann; bag of 3M
products donated by Wayne
and Barb Micka: Bobbie
Crocheted dishcloth do-
nated anonymously: Eileen
Pawlicki; six-month subscrip-
tion to the Silver Lake Leader
donated by McLeod Publish-
ing, Inc.: Della Stender; 12-
pack of pop donated by Ed and
Delores Goede: Vic
Five-dollar gift certificate
donated by Molly’s Cafe: Ed
Hoppe; postage stamps do-
nated by DeAnne Fiecke:
Mary Ann Nowak; free ham-
burger at Pola-Czesky Days
donated by Silver Lake
Sportsmen’s Club: Rosalie
Knott, Carol Bayerl and
Jason Eischens;
Ten dollars in cash donated
by Pokornowski Trucking:
Shirley Krienke and Kayla
Schermann; gift certificate at
Silver Lake Legion Club do-
nated by Brad’s Sealcoating
and Joe Bandas: Marjorie
Five dollars in cash donated
by Silver Lake Degree of
Honor: Sarah Bandas; CD
donated by Wee Willie Or-
chestra: Beth Nowak;
Gift bag donated anony-
mously: Karen Klatt; a peck
of apples donated by Shiman-
ski Orchard: Marge Mick-
olichek; bag of 3M products
donated by Dave and Susie
Horejsi: Saundra Proeschel;
$10 gift certificate toward
food and bar at Silver Lake
Legion donated by Silver Lake
American Legion Post 141:
Ernie Bruckschen;
Floral arrangement donated
by Jean’s Floral: Sandy
Kautz; $5 cash donated by
Western Fraternal Life Lodge
Lumir: Robert Sellnow;
cookbook donated by Cedar
Crest: Gene Ebnet;
Five dollars in cash donated
by Delmer Sturges: Rollie
Bruckshen; 12-pack of pop
donated anonymously: Cor-
rina Hagen; handmade wood
semi-truck donated by Ron
Makovsky: Terri Wiederholt;
rain gauge donated by Sumter
Mutual Insurance: Barb Ras-
Two-liter pop donated by
Grandma’s Closet: Aileene
Dammann; bag of 3M prod-
ucts donated by Jack and
Carol Nuwash: Jane
For the kids’ drawing, the
prizes and winners were:
Free hamburger at Pola-
Czesky Days donated by Sil-
ver Lake Sportsmen’s Club:
Jazmine Hankins; boy/girl
gift bags donated anony-
mously: Anthony Suess and
Justine Helmbrecht;
Slinky and bubble gum do-
nated anonymously: Carly
Eischens and Anna Maria
Falcon; basket of cheese
curds at Pola-Czesky Days do-
nated by Silver Lake Knights
of Columbus: Mitchell
Penaz; Kool-Aid bursts and
fruit snacks donated by Beth
Nowak: Tanya Carby and
Jared Lokensgard.
Music in the Park draws crowd;
prize winners for July 11 named
Submitted photo
Lions donate to Silver Lake summer rec program
At its June meeting, the Silver Lake Lions Club presented
a check to Silver Lake recreation director Gary Kosek for
the Silver Lake summer recreation and pool fund. A check
for $1,100 was presented. This was the money raised at
the annual Silver Lake Lions Christmas brunch. The
money will be used for this summer’s recreation pro-
grams and pool operations. In the middle, Lions treasurer
Carol Denneson presents check to Kosek.
A very warm start to the week will give way to slightly
more comfortable weather late week into the weekend.
Highs should have stuck around 90 for the first part of the
week and it’ll stay that way until late Thursday, when a
frontal system slams into the upper Midwest.
There’s a bit of disagreement about timing, but as it
looks right now, Thursday’s highs should approach 90
again with a chance of rain and thunder possibly being se-
vere if everything comes together (keep posted to more up-
to-date forecasts).
Behind the Thursday storms, there may be a lingering
early morning thunder shower Friday, but the bulk of the
day should be more pleasant with highs in the 80s.
The weekend is looking pretty darn good with highs in
the 80s and slightly lower humidity levels. Rain should
hold off for the most part, as well, with only scattered
showers Saturday night. It should be a great weekend to
enjoy our Minnesota summer! Have a great week, all!
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 68-74; partly cloudy/scattered
Thursday — Highs 86-92; lows 68-74; mostly clear/late
thunder (severe?).
Friday — Highs 80-86; lows 60-66; mostly clear (morn-
ing thunder?).
Saturday — Highs 78-85; lows 60-66; mostly clear/night
shower (?).
Sunday — Highs 78-85; partly cloudy.
Weather Quiz: Why haven’t we been hearing about any
Minnesota tornadoes this year?
Answer to last week’s question: If you cut open large
hailstones there are layers like rings of a tree, why is
this? Small ice particles get caught in the violent updrafts
of large torndoes. They will fall, be coated with another
layer of supercooled water and freeze. If the updraft is
strong enough to push it back up, it will continue to get
coated like this until it is too heavy and falls out of the
cloud. This is what makes the different layers you see if
you were to cut it open.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
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Thanks to these participating businesses:
• Crow River Winery • Molly’s Cafe • The Flower Mill • Care Connection Thrift Store
• State Theatre • Kahnke Brothers Tree Farm • Pines-n-tiques
• The Peppermint Twist • Neubarth Lawn Care & Landscaping
• Holasek Flower Power Garden Center • The Glencoe Aquatic Center • Berger Interiors
• Computer restore • Fashion Interiors • Sibley County Historical Museum
• Glencoe City Center • Glencoe Farmer’s Market
Southwest Initiative Foun-
dation (SWIF) and Prairie
Woods Environmental Learn-
ing Center (PWELC) an-
nounce that the Glencoe-Silver
Lake YES! Team was awarded
the Creativity and Innovation
YES! award for its 2012-13
project accomplishments. For
its efforts, the team received
$250 in award funding to be
used in future YES! team
The Glencoe-Silver Lake
YES! team was part of their
Supermileage vehicle class. It
was led by Glencoe-Silver
Lake teacher Mike Sundblad
and included 24 Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake students. They cre-
ated a fuel-efficient vehicle for
the 25th Minnesota Super-
mileage Competition, where
they performed well.
The students successfully
built a vehicle that was able to
achieve 160 miles per gallon
during the competition despite
some challenges with the elec-
tric start. Their coach was very
impressed and commented,
“Of all the teams I have taken
to the Supermileage Challenge
over the past 22 years, these
kids were by far the most goal-
oriented, organized, best-be-
haved and focused of any I
have worked with.”
YES! is a unique experien-
tial learning program where
youth in seventh through 12
grades engage in hands-on
learning and undertake mean-
ingful projects that not only
lead to dramatic demonstra-
tions of renewable energy
technology and conservation
practices, but also build skills
that will directly impact their
future in education and our
workforce like creativity, inno-
vation, problem-solving, com-
munication, teamwork, and
project management. These
projects also expose students
to how science, technology,
engineering, and math are ap-
plied in real life.
During the 2012-13 school
year, 32 YES! teams partici-
pated around central, south-
west and southern Minnesota.
This is Glencoe-Silver Lake’s
first year participating in the
YES! program.
The Glencoe-Silver Lake
YES! team is not the only one
winning awards: the YES!
program was recently awarded
the Minnesota Environmental
Initiative (MEI) 2013 Envi-
ronmental Education award.
The MEI awards annually
honor innovative projects that
have achieved extraordinary
environmental results by har-
nessing the power of partner-
YES! empowers youths to
partner with their community
to create economic and envi-
ronmental vitality through
hands-on learning and team-
based projects. The YES! pro-
gram is provided through a
partnership of PWELC and
Funding for the 2012-13
season was provided in part by
the Minnesota Environment
and Natural Resources Trust
Fund, a constitutionally-estab-
lished permanent fund for pro-
tecting and enhancing
Minnesota’s environment and
natural resources, as recom-
mended by the LCCMR. Ad-
ditional support was provided
by AgStar Financial Services
and several other businesses
and organizations. For more
information about YES!, visit
The Southwest Initiative
Foundation is a single connec-
tion offering unlimited possi-
bilities to grow and promote
people, businesses, entrepre-
neurs and communities in rural
southwest Minnesota.
As a regional community
foundation, SWIF has con-
tributed more than $58 million
through its grant and loan pro-
grams. SWIF has helped more
than 580 businesses start or
expand through its business fi-
nance programs, which have
created or retained more than
7,700 jobs. SWIF also has es-
tablished 16 Early Childhood
Initiative coalitions, 49 Youth
Energy Summit teams, 24
community foundations and
more than 80 other funds. The
Southwest Initiative Founda-
tion is an equal opportunity
provider. To learn more, visit
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Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District
Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336
The School Board of Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake School District #2859 will
receive sealed bids for the fuel needed
for its Bus Fleet and Schools for the
period from August 1, 2013 to July
31, 2014 as set forth in the specifica-
tions that are available in the Glen-
coe-Silver Lake District Office, 1621
E. 16th Street, Glencoe, MN 55336.
Bids should be sent to the attention of
Michelle Sander, Business Manager,
marked on the outside of the envelope
“Petroleum Bid Proposal.”
All bids must be received in the
District Office no later than 12:00
p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at
which time bids will be publicly
opened and tabulated.
Consideration of the bids by the
School Board will occur at their reg-
ular meeting to be held on August 12,
The School Board reserves the
right to accept or reject any or all bids
and to waive any informalities
Anne Twiss, Clerk
Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District #2859
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader July 11 & 18, 2013)
Legal Notices
Team Jenkins of Re/Max
Homes, a Glencoe Realtor, is
sponsoring a benefit for the
Tim Orth Foundation on Sat-
urday, Aug. 3.
Michaelee Jenkins, who
with her husband, Tim, is
“Team Jenkins,” said she
planned the day to bring a va-
riety of health and wellness
experiences to participants, as
well as support a deserving
local charity.
Michaelee Jenkins said she
suffered for years from muscle
inflammation, stenosis and
food intolerances and aller-
gies, and finally found some
relief through natural reme-
The spa day, “The Sanctuary
Health & Wellness,” will ex-
pose participants to a variety
of natural health and wellness
techniques, from yoga to Tai
Chi to alternative medicine to
yoga and African drum heal-
The day starts at Re/Max
Homes at 1930 E. 10th St.,
with registration from 7 a.m.
to 8 a.m. At 8 a.m., Jenkins, a
yoga instructor who, with her
husband, owns My Time Yoga,
will lead yoga stretches, fol-
lowed by a 3K walk on the
walking path, starting at 8:30
Breakfast will be served
from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.,
followed by a general session
led by Steven D. Fjerstad, a
trained and certified naturo-
pathic doctor and owner of the
Back to Wellness Center in
Lunch will be served from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with
entertainment by Nadia, a pro-
fessional belly dancer for over
15 years, who also teaches
classes in Glencoe and
Hutchinson. She will offer a
mini lesson for anyone who
would like one.
There will be several break-
out sessions throughout the af-
Choices from 12:30 p.m. to
1:20 p.m. include:
• “How to Grow and Use a
Healing Garden with Herbs,”
by Connie Karstens, a herbal-
ist and holistic nutrition educa-
tor and owner of the Lamb
Shoppe and Wellness Center.
• “You Are What You Eat …
Eats,” with Dean Engelmann,
a co-owner of Tangletown
Gardens of Plato, and the Wise
Acre Eatery of Minneapolis.
Tangletown promotes a “farm-
to-table” concept of restaurant
fare, utilizing grass-fed beef
and other meats, as well as or-
ganically grown vegetables.
• “Alternative Medicine
102” with Dr. Fjerstad.
From 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.,
participants will have a choice
• “What’s Keeping You Up
at Night” with Dr. Fjerstad.
• “Benefits of Performance
Enhancement Therapy” by
Tania Krueger, a naturopath
who owns Tania’s Wellness
Corner in Hutchinson.
• “Gotta Go Right Now”
with Kelsey Bills, who is
trained in urogynecologic
physical therapy. She is em-
ployed by Glencoe Regional
Health Services.
• “You Are What You Eat …
Eats” with Engelmann.
There will be a break from
2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m., with a
Tai Chi performance with
Marie Mathay, a teacher of
Sun Style Tai Chi and Qigong,
and an African drum healing
demonstration with Timothy
Berry, a percussionist and di-
rector of Praise Groove, a
gospel group based in the
Twin Cities.
Breakout sessions will re-
sume after the afternoon break,
and from 3:30 p.m. to 4:20
p.m. will be “calming down”
sessions that include:
• “Tai Chi Beginners Class”
with Mathey.
• “African Drum Healing In-
teraction” with Berry.
• “How to Live Your Ex-
traordinary Life,” a meditation
yoga class by Jenkins.
• “Benefits of Lympatic En-
hance Therapy,” with Krueger.
The day will end with teth-
ered hot-air balloon rides from
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
weather permitting. Rides will
be open to participants for a
charitable donation to the Tim
Orth Foundation, and open to
the public afterward. The bal-
loon rides will be with Steve
Sinnen, owner/operator of
Minnesota Valley Balloons
based in Shakopee, which has
flown the red, white and blue
Re/Max balloons since 1999.
The Tim Orth Foundation
has been helping children with
medical needs and bills for
many years. Tim Orth was a
BOLD High School student
who was diagnosed with an in-
operable brain tumor in 1996
and who died in 1997. His
legacy was to help other chil-
dren battling odds with med-
ical conditions.
Each year, a Tim Orth bas-
ketball “jamboree” is held at
Glencoe-Silver Lake High
School to help children with
serious medical issues.
This year’s recipients in-
clude: Tate Maurer, son of
Mark and Katie Maurer of Wa-
conia; Mason Brink, son of
Ben and Sara Schwarzrock of
Hutchinson; Sara Gomez,
daughter of Ana Franco of
Litchfield; Philip Gonzales,
son of Philip Gonzales and
April Olson of Edina; Luke
Schumacher, son of Troy and
Angela Schumacher of Min-
netonka; Kailyn Wester,
daughter of Julie and Simeon
Wester of Hutchinson;
McKenzie Fairbairn, daughter
of Ed and Margie Fairbairn of
Glencoe; Levi Silfverston, son
of Leif and Angie Silfverston
of Brownton; and Tianna
Schilling, daughter of Steve
and Wendy Shilling of Maple
More detailed information
about the spa day can be found
at the Jenkins’ website,
Space at the spa events is
limited, so participants are
asked to register by Friday,
July 26. Registrations can be
made by calling 952-992-
Team Jenkins Re/Max Realty to host Orth benefit Aug. 3
GSL Supermileage team wins YES! award for innovation
Hutchinson bridge replacement under way
The replacement of the
bridge on South Grade Road
over Otter Lake in Hutchinson
began on Wednesday, accord-
ing to the McLeod County
Highway Department. Struc-
tural Specialties of Hutchinson
was awarded the project.
A new single-span concrete
bridge with timber railings and
a separated trail will replace
the existing timber bridge.
Other amenities include con-
crete steps, a gravel walkway
under the bridge and some en-
hanced fishing habitat will be
constructed with the project as
The bridge is scheduled to
be substantially complete and
open to traffic in time for the
new school year (Sept. 3).
Final completion is scheduled
for early October.
The road will be closed to
traffic and a detour utilizing
County Road 115, State High-
way 7 and School Road.
The $550,000 project is
funded with state bridge funds,
county state aid funds and city
Any questions regarding the
project should be directed to
Phil Schmalz, assistant county
engineer, at 320-484-4362, or
e-mail at phillipschmalz
For other county construc-
tion information, visit the con-
struction page on the highway
department’s website, www.
Up-to-date, project-specific
information also will be posted
on the department’s Facebook
and Twitter pages. User name
is “McLeodCoHwy.”
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‘Summer’ fun
Summer Blazinski (above) spent the af-
ternoon with Grandma, Deb Blazinski,
last Thursday evening at Legion Park
during Music in the Park. Summer posed
for a quick photo before taking another
turn down the slide.
Source: David Nicolai, Ex-
tension educator - crops, U of
M Extension Regional Center,
Farmington, 651-480-7706,
Scout your soybean fields
for effective control five to 10
days after your post-emer-
gence herbicide application.
Scouting will allow you to
determine if any timely rescue
management practices will be
necessary. For those of you
discouraged by dry soil condi-
tions that resulted in poor ac-
tivation of soil residual
herbicides, Dr. Jeff Gunsolus,
University of Minnesota Ex-
tension weed specialist, asks
you to remember that later
rainfall events will activate the
herbicide and reduce the like-
lihood of late-emerging weeds
(waterhemp, for example)
from emerging and going to
seed in the fall.
This summer many soybean
fields are exhibiting multiple
growth flushes of weeds de-
pending on local rainfall
events. Growers need to man-
age larger individual weed
plants in soybean fields if they
were not controlled earlier in
the growing season. If left un-
tended and without crop com-
petition due to previous too
dry or too wet soil conditions,
giant ragweed can produce ap-
proximately 10,000; common
waterhemp 70,000; and water-
hemp 100,000 seeds, or more,
per plant. Such large additions
to the weed seed bank make
next year’s weed management
tactics less effective because
as weed density increases her-
bicide effectiveness decreases.
Seed dormancy also con-
tributes to long-term weed
management problems. The
estimated time to reduce the
weed seed bank by 50 percent
is 12 years for common lamb-
squarters and three years for
common waterhemp. Giant
ragweed populations tend to
decline more rapidly, with es-
timates of 99 percent reduc-
tion within two years if seed is
left near the soil surface. A
confounding factor to consider
is that many giant ragweed
and waterhemp populations
are likely resistant to
glyphosate and/or ALS herbi-
“Keep in mind that the long-
term goal of weed manage-
ment is to deplete weed seed
reserves and to reduce select-
ing for herbicide-resistance by
diversification of weed-con-
trol tactics,” Gunsolus said.
This would include early sea-
son timely rotary hoeing as
weeds begin to germinate in
the spring and inter-row culti-
vation of weed escapes as well
as effective sequential herbi-
cide programs consisting of a
pre-emergence and post emer-
gence herbicide application
Soil residual herbicides that
target your most troublesome
weeds provide an excellent
start in managing herbicide-re-
sistant weeds by targeting
them when they are most vul-
nerable. They also provide the
added benefit of reducing crop
yield-loss due to weed compe-
tition from delayed post emer-
gence herbicide applications.
Scouting soybeans now will pay off
Farm Notes
By Nathan Winter, Extension
Due to a change in the
Homecoming schedule, the
seventh annual GSL Panther
Association Hall of Fame in-
duction ceremony will be
held on Friday, Oct. 11.
It was originally sched-
uled for Friday, Oct. 4, ac-
cording to Michelle
Mackenthun of the GSL
Panther Association, spon-
sor of the event.
The 2013 inductees will
be Nancy (Roach) Kopperud
in fine arts, and Greg Jerve,
Scott Phifer, James Schmidt
and Keith Stifter, all student
Special recognition will
also be given to the 1977
Glencoe boys’ basketball
team and cheerleaders.
Special recognition of in-
ductees, team and cheerlead-
ers will be done during the
halftime of the homecoming
game on Friday, Oct. 11, at
the GSL Stevens Seminary
Football Stadium.
According to Macken-
thun, new this year will be a
reception, including appetiz-
ers and a cash bar, following
the football game at the
Glencoe Country Club.
Tickets can be purchased in
advance at the Panther Field
House or Gert & Erma’s.
Tickets also will be available
at the door.
For more information,
contact Mackenthun at 320-
864-6232 or Kathy Olson at
Hall of Fame ceremony date changed
Letter to the Editor
To the Editor:
According to Webster’s In-
ternational Dictionary, “se-
quester” means to set apart,
separate for a special purpose.
To most of us, the only time
we hear the term is in trial by
jury where the jury is “sepa-
rated” for purpose of delibera-
tion. Now, thanks to the GOP
sequester, $85.4 million was
cut from the federal budget
which has impacted the lives
of millions of Americans.
The most short-sighted re-
sult of the sequester is the life-
changing harm the cuts to
Head Start programs have on
the next generation of stu-
dents, workers and citizens. In
the next decade, studies will
be compiled on the achieve-
ment gap, wondering what
happened to the students who
are under-performing. Duh! If
they never learned to read be-
cause of cuts to Head Start —
what a crime! If they have no
aspirations beyond their cur-
rent status in life, studies are
not going to do them a lot of
good. When businesses are
crying for competent workers
to make more money for them,
could it possibly be the cuts to
Head Start? If the prisons are
crowded with people whose
only survival depends on how
good they are at a life of
crime, what then? The long
term effects of this “smaller
government” mantra will be
Members of the “greatest
generation” may also be
harmed by this sequester.
Funding for the successful
“meals on wheels” program
for seniors was also affected
by this sequester. Malnour-
ished seniors equals older peo-
ple who may need more
intensive care (read cost more)
should they become ill. Again,
short-sighted … and more
All you chest-thumping, US
“uber alles” people should be
protesting this sequester. The
pay for the non-combat mili-
tary is also being cut by 20
percent — maintenance isn’t
being done on ships and other
accouterments of the military
because the cut in funds to the
military defense. See “60 Min-
utes” reporting on July 7 on
Ever been without a job?
Even if you have skills, it
could happen to you. The burst
of the housing bubble and con-
comitant loss of jobs had peo-
ple unemployed who have
never been before in their
lives. It is down right scary —
the unemployment compensa-
tion tided you over until you
were able to secure employ-
ment again. The sequester cuts
will end the unemployment
compensation for those unfor-
tunate enough not to have
found work.
The ultimate chutzpah was
when the sequester affected
one of the spring/summer
breaks for Congress. It took
them a matter of hours to lift
the furloughs on air traffic
controllers because their
flights were being delayed.
OOPs! — their ox was being
gored! I was happy for the air
traffic controllers because I
think their jobs are of vital im-
portance, but the audacity!
Do you see a pattern here?
Those affected are the poor,
the young, the old, the people
who have no political voice. It
is about time that Congress
thinks beyond the next quar-
ter’s earnings, regardless of
what is happening to the Ship
of State. The Ship of State
needs your attention.
Jan Conner
Sequester hurt the young, the elderly
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