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Vol. 112 No. 31 • Thursday, July 25, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
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Becca Green Kallyssa Klatt Jamie Kosek Brianna Nemec Morgan Rumrill Claire Wraspir
6 candidates to vie for Pola-Czesky ambassador
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
This year, six young ladies
are vying for one of the two ti-
tles of Silver Lake Ambassa-
dor, including Becca Green,
16; Brianna Nemec, 16;
Kallyssa Klatt, 16; Jamie
Kosek, 16; Morgan Rumrill,
16, and Claire Wraspir, 16.
Green, daughter of Wayne
Green and Krista Green, has
four sisters, Molly, Kaitlyn,
Randi and Anne Marie, and
one brother, AJ.
“Ever since I was a little
girl, I’ve wanted to run for
princess/queen for Pola-
Czesky Days. I even ran twice
for the junior princess title, and
although I never got it, it was
a memorable experience. The
queen came and gave me her
long gloves, and I’m going to
find a dress to match, so I can
wear them,” Green said.
“I am looking forward to the
possibility of representing Sil-
ver Lake. I love the close-knit
community and would really
appreciate the chance to repre-
sent my hometown to the best
of my abilities. And I would
love to be associated with a
great little town like ours,”
Green said.
The candidates were asked
to share their favorite Pola-
Czesky Days memory and
Green’s favorite part about
Pola-Czesky Days is the pa-
“I love seeing all of the
floats and the community busi-
nesses. People are in costumes,
and the kids are always having
fun,” Green said.
In school, Green is involved
with cross country, cheerlead-
ing, and five different seasons
of softball throughout the year.
She is in 4-H and also on the
trapshooting sports team.
Last year, she achieved a
3.9465 grade-point average
“I’m also in FFA, and I
serve on the officer team as a
reporter. I’ve also helped with
fundraisers at Camp Courage,
where we raised about
$9,000,” Green said.
After high school, Green
plans to go to college and
major in either veterinary med-
icine or pediatrics.
“Some day I would like to
own and live on my own dairy
goat farm,” Green said.
In her free time, Green en-
joys sports of any kind and
being outside.
“I show goats in 4-H, and I
am working on starting to raise
chickens to sell eggs,” Green
She also enjoys hunting and
camping, reading, listening to
music, singing and spending
time with family and friends.
“If I were chosen as an am-
bassador, I would always try
my best to represent Silver
Lake in a positive way. I
would be responsible, courte-
ous, polite, and respectful. I
will do my best to attend all of
the parades I can and help
spread the word about our cel-
ebrations and our amazing
town,” Green said.
Nemec, daughter of Brian
Nemec and Stacey Nemec, has
two siblings, Kayla and Leah.
Nemec said she wanted to
run for an ambassador title
after her sister, Kayla, ran for
Pola-Czesky queen. “Even
though she didn’t win, Kayla
said it was a lot of fun, and that
I should run, too,” Nemec
“It’s also something I’ve
wanted to do since I was little.
The candidates were always
smiling, happy, and so pretty,
and this winter, I went to the
royalty’s New Year’s Eve
dance, which was a lot of fun,”
Nemec said.
Nemec added that she
“loves that everyone is just so
tight-knit in Silver Lake.”
“I think riding in the fire
truck with my dad during the
parade is my favorite memory,
and it’s still my favorite part
about Pola-Czesky Days. I’ve
been riding with him since I
was 4,” Nemec said.
She is currently employed at
Gould’s Diamond and Jewelry.
She also helps her dad pour ce-
ment with his concrete busi-
ness as well as helps him on
the farm.
In school, Nemec has been
on the “A/B” honor roll
throughout middle school and
high school, and achieved a
GPA of 3.6 last year.
“I also help out with the fire
department fundraisers, and I
am on the Pola-Czesky clean-
up crew and I work at the
church stand,” Nemec said.
After high school, Nemec
plans to go to college to be-
come a veterinary technician.
In her spare time, Nemec en-
joys fishing, camping with her
family, being with friends, and
helping on the family farm.
“If I were chosen as an am-
bassador, I would best repre-
sent Silver Lake by being a
friendly and happy person. I
would be friendly and social-
ble to people in and out of
gown and crown. I think it’s
important to be friendly, socia-
ble, and have small-town
charm,” Nemec said.
Klatt, daughter of Jim and
Karen Klatt, has one sister,
Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Flag disposal
Last Thursday at 5 p.m.,
before Music in the Park,
the Silver Lake American
Legion hosted a flag dis-
posal ceremony. The cere-
mony consisted of a
special routine, and the
burning of worn, tattered
American flags that were
no longer being used.
Above, from left to right,
are Larry Ardolf, Bob Sop-
kowiak, Larry Lhotka (be-
hind flag) Cory Fouquette
and Don Koepp. To the left,
George Lhotka carefully
places the worn flags into
the burning bin.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
Security at the Municipal
Liquor Store (MLS) in Silver
Lake is set to improve with the
installation of a new camera
system, approved by the Silver
Lake City Council at its regu-
lar meeting last Monday.
MLS Manager Jon Jerabek
presented the City Council
with options to install a cam-
era system after a recent theft
from the store was reported.
Councilors questioned op-
tions for funding and Mayor
Bruce Bebo said that the capi-
tal improvement fund for the
MLS would pay for this kind
of purchase.
City Clerk Kerry Venier said
that the capital improvement
fund has been “eaten up” by
the recent purchase of the new
till/computer system installed
in the MLS.
“How will they get paid for
then?” Councilor Carol
Roquette asked.
“We could reduce the trans-
fer to the general fund,” Bebo
“Do we need the system?”
Roquette asked. She said she
remembers the MLS running
without cameras.
“It’s pretty important,”
Bebo said. He added that it’s a
“liability and safety” issue, es-
pecially during the days and
evenings when one person is
on shift.
The Council approved to
purchase a camera system
with installation from Elec-
tronic Servicing in Silver
Lake, to not exceed $5,141.
In other matters, the Coun-
• Heard an update on the
Grove Avenue project. Project
manager Justin Black and res-
ident project representative Al
Hahn told the City Council
that R&R Excavating will be
back to work on the road the
week of July 22, after Xcel
Energy is finished with power
pole relocation.
Black also confirmed speci-
fications for the water meter
replacement project. He and
Venier met to discuss options,
City Council OKs new security
camera system for liquor store
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
The Silver Lake Lions are
set to host its annual
fundraiser this year at Pola-
Czesky Days, serving chicken
and pork chops under the big
tent, but look for something a
bit new this year — they are
also serving pizza by the slice!
Past Lions Presdient Ken
Merrill, 2013-14 President
Roxy Yurek and Secretary
Lynn Yurek said this is the
club’s “biggest fundraiser of
the year.”
This fundraiser, as well as
the Lions’ annual fall brunch,
Christmas brunch, St.
Patrick’s Day pork chop feed
and annual sausage feed help
fund the donations the club
makes to various projects.
“The motto of the club is
‘We Serve.’ And that’s exactly
what we aim to do,” Merrill
In the last year alone, the
Lions have donated over
$30,000 between the city of
Silver Lake, community
events, the school district,
Lions International, and other
“That’s a pretty average
total for us. We are very happy
and proud to be able to do
that,” Merrill said.
Roxy Yurek said that the
gambling operations at the
Municipal Liquor Store also
help fund the club’s donations.
“Donations to schools and
the community are our first
priority,” Lynn Yurek said.
Other projects the Silver
Lake Lions Club is involved in
include: fall and spring high-
way clean-up, the Cedar Crest
sidewalk project, local blood-
mobiles and planting the
flower gardens along High-
way 7.
The club volunteers at the
Minnesota State Fair, the
McLeod County Fair and
Winstock, and it sponsors the
fifth-grade and sixth-grade
football teams, the Peace
Poster contest and Write-Off
Essay Contest at Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake schools.
The Lions also co-spon-
sored the “Meet the Candi-
dates” night during elections.
The club has assisted the
Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club
with its annual turtle soup
feed, and has participated in
Silver Lake Lions donate over
$30,000 to variety of projects
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Lions Club
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“When I was younger, I was
the junior princess and it was a
great experience. I had so
much fun, even as a candidate.
It was fun being able to see
how other towns celebrate
their community and heritage
as we do on Pola-Czesky
“At such a young age, I
learned from all these experi-
ences that it is OK to be differ-
ent and that you don’t have to
be shy. Looking back at all of
that, it is definitely an experi-
ence I want to relive,” Klatt
Her favorite memory of
Pola-Czesky Days, besides
being a junior princess, is par-
ticipating in the lip sync con-
test with her friends.
In school, Klatt is on the “B”
honor roll and is the wrestling
stat manager. She also is the
volleyball manager and is in
charge of volleyball stats.
Also, she is a member of the
student activities prom com-
mittee and babysits at church.
After high school, Klatt
plans on attending the Univer-
sity of Minnesota to major in
In her free time, Klatt enjoys
swimming, boating, kayaking,
spending time with friends and
“If I were chosen as an am-
bassador, I would show my
love for my community and
my heritage. I love that I can
walk down any street in Silver
Lake, see someone, and know
who they are.
“I am also so proud of my
heritage. My great-grandpar-
ents are very Polish, and I love
the things they teach me, like
baking kolaches. Because of
my overwhelming love for my
community and my heritage, I
believe I would be a great am-
bassador and I would not be
afraid to show it,” Klatt said.
Kosek, daughter of David
and Karen Kosek, has two sis-
ters, Katie and Kim.
“I decided to run because I
knew it would be a good expe-
rience for me. It is a good way
to get out and get involved in
my city and community.
“I also decided to run be-
cause as a group of girls, you
bond with one another and be-
come close. This creates new
friends, and I would be proud
to be part of the 2013-14 Silver
Lake royalty,” Kosek said.
Her most memorable Pola-
Czesky Days moment was
when she was junior queen. “It
was a fun year. Really fun,”
Kosek said. She said she loves
“everything about the whole
“There are so many activi-
ties, and I love that fact that
everybody is so close in Silver
Lake. We are a tight-knit com-
munity,” Kosek said.
Kosek is employed at
Shopko, and in school, she is
involved in honors advanced
math class, volleyball, and
track. She lettered in track and
earned a GPA of 3.8 last year.
She is also involved in her
After high school, Kosek
plans to go to college and
major in the medical field to
specialize in obstetrics and gy-
In her free time, she likes to
spend time with friends, swim,
and run.
“I think the best way to rep-
resent Silver Lake is to be
friendly to everyone, be in-
volved with everything, and
reach out.
“You should always be
friendly to everyone you meet
and you should want people to
like you and your town. An-
other important thing is to be
involved with the people of
your town and city events. So-
cialization is key if you are
representing Silver Lake,”
Kosek said.
“As an ambassador, I would
reach out to other communities
and towns. It’s always fun to
meet new people from other
places and inform them about
your city,” Kosek said.
Rumrill, daughter of Tim
and Beth Rumrill, has one sib-
ling, Kaleigh.
“I wanted to run for Pola-
Czesky royalty because I ran
when I was little and it was
fun, and I thought it’d be fun
again. I chose to run also be-
cause I’m kind of a shy person
and I know this will definitely
get me out of my shell,” Rum-
rill said.
“I also feel like it is a good
way to get to know the other
candidates. I think Silver Lake
is a great community where
everyone knows everyone, and
it would be a pleasure to be an
ambassador,” Rumrill said.
Rumrill’s favorite Pola-
Czesky Days memories in-
clude watching coronations
and the year she participated in
lip sync. “I loved watching the
girls read their farewell letters
at coronation,” she said.
Rumrill is employed at
Starkey Hearing Foundation
and in school, she has been in-
volved with volleyball and
track. She has a GPA of 3.5
and is a member of Holy Fam-
ily Catholic Church.
After high school, Rumrill
plans to go to Winona State
University and major in nurs-
ing. “I want to become a nurse
oncologist,” she said.
Her hobbies include spend-
ing time with family and
friends, shopping and babysit-
ting. “I enjoy walking and run-
ning with my mom, too,”
Rumrill said.
“If chosen as an ambassa-
dor, I will be a positive role
model for the young girls and
for all the people in town. I
will represent Silver Lake with
dignity and pride and I will
make our town look good and
respectful. I will be involved in
all organizations and be able to
be a spokesperson for our town
and of course, support our
wonderful community,” Rum-
rill said.
Wraspir, daughter of Dale
and Betty Wraspir, has two
brothers, Ethan and Andrew.
“I’ve always wanted to run
for Silver Lake royalty since I
was little. I think it’d be fun to
represent the city this way,”
Wraspir said.
“When I was younger, I ran
for junior royalty twice and
didn’t win, but as a young girl,
I looked up to the older roy-
alty; I adored them and wanted
to be like them. I had always
told myself I’d run when I was
older to follow my dream of
being an ambassador,” she
Wraspir said Pola-Czesky
Days has always been “a big
part of summer. It was some-
thing I looked forward to
while growing up,” she said.
Her favorite memories in-
cluding participating in the
kiddie parade, helping her dad
at the Sportsmen’s Club ham-
burger stand, dancing in the
street, and getting together
with her relatives for the pa-
“Being part of the Silver
Lake royalty would be another
great memory to add to my
list,” Wraspir said.
Wraspir is employed as a
care provider for three chil-
dren, and she works part-time
for the Silver Lake summer
recreation program. She also
works at the concession stand
at the Bruce Maresh Aquatic
In school, she is on the var-
sity golf team, earned honor-
able mention for the
Minnesota Scholastic Art
Award, participated in the
Minnesota State High School
League art show, and is on the
“A” honor roll. Her GPA is
She will be attending Ridge-
water College her senior year
as a post-secondary student
this fall.
Her hobbies include going
to the pool, shopping, golfing
and spending time with friends
and family.
“I would best represent Sil-
ver Lake by being eagerly in-
volved with all of the
community events, while
being kind and respectful to-
wards everyone in our great
town and the surrounding
cities. I would promote Silver
Lake as a wonderful place to
live, filled with good people
and good values. As an ambas-
sador, my goal would be to
have the little girls look up to
me as I have done to the roy-
alty in the past,” Wraspir said.
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Music in the Park continues
The fifth week of the six-week Silver Lake Music in the
Park series continues tonight, Thursday, July 25, with the
Rod Weiers Family and Friends Band. The Silver Lake
Women’s Club GFWC will serve barbeque sandwich
meals beginning at 6 p.m. and the music will start at 7 p.m.
Next Thursday, the Silver Nickel Band will perform and
the Church of the Holy Family CCW will serve pork pat-
ties. Bring your lawn chairs and come for an evening of
music and fun.
Sportsmen’s Club to meet
The Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club will hold its monthly
meeting on Thursday, July 25 (tonight), at 7 p.m., at the
Plato blood drive July 25
The Plato blood drive, sponsored by the Plato Lions
Club, is set for Thursday, July 25 (today), from 1 p.m. to
7 p.m., at Crossroads West.
Pola-Czesky meeting slated
The Pola-Czesky committee will hold a meeting Mon-
day, July 29, at 7 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Pola-Czesky Polka Mass set
The annual Pola-Czesky Days Polka Mass is set for Sat-
urday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m., in the Legion Park in Silver Lake.
Bring your lawn chair.
Museum movie premiere
The McLeod County Historical Society and Museum is
hosting a movie premiere of “The Midnight Gavel of
Judge Lynch” on Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m., in the mu-
seum meeting room located at 380 School Rd. NW in
Hutchinson. Tickets are available at the door. The movie
is about the murder of McLeod County Sheriff Rodgers
on June 24, 1896.
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.
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
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 heavy-
weight division.
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-
Lions 5th-, 6th-grade
football registration set
The Pola-Czesky committee
is still seeking parade partici-
pants for the Pola-Czesky pa-
rade set for Sunday, Aug. 4.
If interested in entering,
please contact Kari Kacz-
marek at 320-327-3005, or
Keri Mills at 320-223-4085.
Parade units still needed
Candidates Continued from page 1
Has it been perfect weather
lately or what?
On Tuesday morning, I had
to run my brother’s vehicle to
Kaz’s for repair, and I was
thankful it wasn’t humid or
raining on my six-block walk
back to the office.
The breeze was cool, the
sky blue, and the sun warm,
and it reminded me of the
summers I was lucky enough
to work outside.
For two years, I had worked
in the tree nursery at Lowes
Creek Christmas Tree Farm.
During the winter months, I
was employed there to deco-
rate wreaths and sell Christ-
mas trees, but in the summer,
they operated as a landscaping
My job was to fertilize and
water the hundreds of fir trees
that would later be someone’s
Christmas decoration, as well
as the hundreds of maples,
Lindens, flowering crab trees,
shrubs, grasses and flowers.
I was also in charge of re-
potting perennials, designing
and planting butterfly gardens,
and even planting the “Sugar
Baby” watermelons.
The farm had an array of an-
nuals and herb plants, and
other edible flowers, such as
nasturtiums, which were quite
After lunch, as I walked the
aisles of the greenhouses, wa-
tering the petunias and gerani-
ums and snapdragons, I
couldn’t help but pluck a few
chocolate mint and spearmint
leaves on my route for dessert.
I’m surprised I didn’t turn
green from eating all those
leaves. We had nearly every-
thing — from basil, lavender,
rosemary, and sage to lemon
verbena, peppermint, thyme,
chives, and marjoram.
Besides being outside for
most of the summer, my fa-
vorite part of the job was when
the fruits and veggies ripened.
My boss didn’t want rotting
tomatoes hanging from the
plants or soggy zucchini lay-
ing around (it wasn’t very ap-
pealing for sales), so who do
you think got to eat the
ripened produce?
During my last summer
working at the nursery, I also
spent time working for my
Dad, scrapping iron.
I grew up going to auctions
with Dad and my brothers, so
I was used to piles of old treas-
ures, used lawnmowers, junk
cars, and other rusty equip-
Dad is a collector of sorts,
and in Wisconsin, when he
owned his own small engine
repair shop, he collected those
old lawnmowers, weed whips,
chainsaws, and snowblowers
for parts, so needless to say, he
had quite the pile of “gold” in
iron materials at home.
He taught me how to re-
move engines from lawnmow-
ers and tires from rusty rims,
as wells as cut wires and col-
lect copper from all the ma-
On my days off at the tree
farm, I would work up in the
open woods, on the hill behind
our house, where Dad’s “trea-
sures” were stored, and scrap
the iron.
I actually really loved that
job; it was always a good feel-
ing when I could finally twist
off the rusty nuts and bolts and
lift the heavy, greasy engines
from the dead lawnmowers.
I got good at collecting
wires and sorting the copper,
and was a pro at prying tires
off the old rims.
One of the most memorable
times on the hill was when I
found an active bee’s nest nes-
tled in one of the old tires.
I had heard a faint buzzing,
but thought it was one of the
normal sounds of the woods,
before five or six bees started
zipping out of the tire I was
trying to pry from the old rim.
I panicked and kicked the
tire away from me, and
watched the bees swarm out of
it as it went rolling down the
I didn’t return to that tire,
and I wonder if it is still laying
near that tree stump in the
After I’d finish scrapping so
many lawnmowers, Dad,
Nick, and I sorted the iron
frames and engines into trail-
ers before taking them to the
scrap yard. Iron was high at
the time, so it was like mining
gold. And Dad was kind
enough to split the profit with
me 50/50.
I loved going to the yard
and watching the magnetic
cranes move junk into piles
and I loved the fact my hands,
and nails were stained black
from the oil and grease and
dirt — just like dad’s.
Anybody have any iron to
scrap? My hands are looking
too clean these days.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, July 25, 2013 — Page 3
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
FOR THE Toilet
Bowl Races
Friday, Aug. 2 at 7:00 p.m.
followed by the
Street Dance & Beer Garden
featuring music from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. by:
See You All at Pola-Czesky Days!
This is one of the fundraisers of the Silver Lake Civic Asso-
ciation which enables us to continue our projects in the com-
munity. Our projects include:
Kiddie Games at PC Days Silver Lake Pool
Pop for Kiddie Games Royalty Crowns
Silver Lake Pier Project Sand Box Fill
Community Sleigh Ride Senior Citizens Party
Flower Planters Around Town GSL Close-Up
Community Thanksgiving Dinner Food Shelf
Tim Orth Foundation Wings Music Fest
Lake Trail Kids Easter Party
Sponsored by: Silver Lake Civic Association
Fri., Aug. 2 – 7 pm
Registration begins at 6 pm
Potty Plungers register by 6:30,
all other classes by 7 pm
Registration held between First
Community Bank & American Legion
Potty Plunger Race for Kids
for ages 6-11, every entry will receive a free sno cone donated by Faith Presbyterian Church
Two Classes: 1. Open Class (18 and older) 2. Stock Class
Open Class will be for those who want to build their own!
Toilet Bowl Racing Rules: • All entrants must pre-register. • 2 people per racer. • Each cart
must have two toilets permanently fixed to the frame. • Racers must propel themselves by
plunger power only. • Rear water tank must be removed. • Race will consist of 2 laps on a
closed course. • Design criteria for the “modified” class is open, but must be cleared with the
judges before the race. • Competition is single elimination. • Helmets must be worn by all
racers. • Racers must be seated at all times.
If you have questions, suggestions or would like to register,
please contact Chris Brecht at
Gray Dog Karaoke
Sat., July 27 • 8:30 p.m.–Close
Silver Lake Liquors
“Your Hometown Liquor Store”
Silver Lake Liquors
On and Off Sale
200 W. Main St. • 320-327-2777
Make sure to stock up for Pola-Czesky Days!
e are like six canoeists, all in the
same boat, but all paddling in dif-
ferent directions. That is the feel-
ing at times, whenever the Glencoe-Silver
Lake School Board calls for a referendum —
whether for additional operation levy money
or for a building bond.
While we may all be in the same boat, we
are getting nowhere.
It is no secret that GSL has had some diffi-
cult times passing referendums over the past
decade or so. But GSL is not alone. While ap-
proving an operations levy is more likely,
passing a building bond seems nearly impossi-
ble. The last building bond in Glencoe was in
1970 for the high school.
A school referendum is one of the few re-
maining opportunities for voters to have a di-
rect say into decision making. But a
referendum also is an anonymous way to say
no without having to offer an alternative.
It has led to immeasurable frustration for
GSL School Board members and administra-
tors who are trying to address the nagging
space issues at GSL, especially at Helen Baker
Elementary School.
The reality is Helen Baker is filled to capac-
ity. If one does not buy that fact, then go to
Helen Baker and see for yourself. That is part
of the problem with a proposed building plan
— people do not see the need.
You cannot see the space problem if you
simply drive by Helen Baker; you cannot see
the problem if you just peek your head in the
door; you will see the problem if you come
during a regular school day and see every
available space in the building being used, in-
cluding the hallways, former locker rooms,
and even former closet space. The electrical
wiring and heating systems also are antiquated
to the point it will cost $4 million in building
renovations, yet not gain an extra inch of
classroom space.
This is an instance in which you need to see
it to believe it.
Sadly, most GSL voters will not take the
time, especially those who have voted no on
the last two referendum attempts.
What do you not believe? And what else
would you suggest?
The GSL School Board, administration and
consultants have offered a solid, efficient
building plan. It has been rejected twice by
nearly identical counts.
The GSL School Board has done an end-
around and took a chunk of the original proj-
ect and built it anyway. The Early Childhood
Family Education/Special Education wing
onto the Lincoln Junior High building is now
under construction. No referendum was held;
no complaints have ensued.
So why not do that with the rest of the
building plan without a referendum? Because
state statute will not allow it.
Now the School Board is pondering a third
try at the building bond referendum, now up to
$25 million from the original $18.6 million as
costs continue to rise.
It is no secret that Silver Lake area voters
have a consistent track record of voting no
whenever it comes to school referendums.
• In 2006, twice Silver Lake voters cast no
votes to help defeat two operation levy at-
tempts as the GSL School Board struggled
mightily with trying to extricate itself from
statutory operating debt (SOD).
• Finally in 2007, Silver Lake joined the rest
of the district voters to decisively pass an op-
erations levy on a third try. More budget cuts
would have been devastating. But the Silver
Lake vote was 426 yes and 278 no votes. Not
exactly overwhelming.
In 2011, Silver Lake voters decisively re-
jected the proposed $18.6 million bond refer-
endum twice — 455 to 205 the first time and
431 to 170 the second. Districtwide, both ref-
erendums were defeated by just over 200
But in 2011 Silver Lake voters helped
renew the operations levy on a close 353 yes;
303 no tally. Again, not overwhelming.
So what has happened to Silver Lake’s ac-
tive involvement in its school district since the
two school boards combined in 1996? At that
time, six Silver Lake School Board members
joined with six Glencoe board members. Over
the next several school elections, the new GSL
School Board was whittled to six.
During that early span, the Silver Lake
Board members were integral in providing
leadership as the newly consolidated district
moved forward.
But there has not been a Silver Lake repre-
sentative on the GSL School Board since
Loren Mathews retired in 2008?
Silver Lake, it is your school district, too! If
you do not like where the current GSL School
Board and administration is heading, get in-
volved. Serve as a Silver Lake representative
in order to have input into the process.
Sitting back and voting no on referendum
attempts is not productive. You need to get in-
volved and offer better solutions.
The GSL School Board is holding another
community meeting to explain the proposed
building project. It will be held at 7 p.m.,
Monday, July 29, in the high school audito-
rium. Attend.
If you attend and are still voting no, at least
you are making an informed vote.
— Rich Glennie, Editor
Silver Lake voters need
to get more involved
in their school district
Outdoor summer jobs were great
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
Security Continued from page 1
and Venier said the city is
looking to install remote read
hand-held units that public
works employees can use in
their trucks.
“They will be able to drive
around and the hand-held units
can pull in all of the meter
readings from the homes. It
can capture up to 90 days of
usage and show a day-by-day
breakdown of water usage,”
Venier said.
“This will be useful when
people complain about in-
creases on their water bills.
Because it shows the last 90
days of usage, it helps resolve
matters real quick,” Venier
The Council approved the
specifications and ordered ad-
vertising for bids to include in-
stallation of water meter units.
• Approved a one-day on-
sale liquor license application
for the Silver Lake American
Legion on Sunday, Aug. 4.
• Hired Laurie McDowell as
a full-time bartender and
Chelsey Mickolichek as a part-
time bartender at the MLS.
• Reviewed the monthly and
year-to-date MLS reports. In
June, operating revenues to-
taled $16,902.62 and expenses
totaled $22,181.99, leaving a
net profit of a negative 11.67
“Our yearly MMBA (Min-
nesota Municipal Beverage
Association) dues landed in
this month, and there was an
increase in advertising. That’s
why we show a loss, compared
to the 2012 report,” Venier
The year-to-date reports
showed a 5.33 percent net
profit, with operating revenues
totaling $123,245.38 and oper-
ating expenses at $109,570.09.
• Hired Schauer and Sons
Construction, Inc., to install a
new door on the fire hall, not
to exceed a cost of $3,042.70,
with money coming from the
fire department fund.
• Approved the repair of the
diesel trash pump at a cost of
$6,010.65 by Tri-State Pump
and Control.
• Heard from the police de-
partment that several thefts
have occurred within the city.
Police Chief Forrest Henriksen
“encourages individuals to
make sure vehicles are locked
and valuable items are se-
• Approved the six-month
review of full-time officer
John Reigstad with a step in-
• Approved the live
dance/on-sale beer sales appli-
cation for Aug. 2-4 for Pola-
Czesky Days.
Lions Club Continued from page 1
the Silver Lake Business Expo
as well as the Pola-Czesky
Days and St. Patrick’s Day pa-
“We also collect eyeglasses
and hearing aids. We work
with other Lions clubs in the
state to help fund the Hearing
Foundation and the eye bank at
the University of Minnesota,”
Lynn Yurek said.
Merrill said the vision foun-
dation specializes in degener-
ative eye research, cornea
transplants and other eye dis-
“And this year, we also
sponsored two Silver Lake
kids to attend a diabetes camp
in Wisconsin. It’s a camp for
kids with diabetes only, and
the counselors have diabetes,
too,” Lynn Yurek said.
The club also works in con-
junction with other Lions clubs
in the Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District to donate dic-
tionaries to third-grade stu-
In the school district, the
club also has donated to schol-
arship funds, Business Profes-
sionals of America (BPA), the
Robotics Club, After Prom and
Close Up.
In the city of Silver Lake,
the club has donated to the am-
bulance service, the fire de-
partment, the summer
recreation program and to the
pool operations, as well as to
other local organizations. And
the Lions was one group to
volunteer to paint the audito-
The Lions also have sup-
ported and made donations to
McLeod For Tomorrow, Smile
Train, an international charity
that provides cleft palate sur-
gery for those in need, Journey
for Service, and the Tim Orth
“We want to emphasize do-
nating to local projects. And
not only does the club donate
money, but the members them-
selves volunteer their time.
Everybody in the club seems
to be very good at participating
in the fundraisers and helping
out at all of the events, ” Mer-
rill said.
“Our donations every year
are dependent on our fundrais-
ers, and without the support
from the community, we
couldn’t do this,” Roxy Yurek
Merrill added that “we are
very fortunate to have a com-
munity full of supporters.”
“Without the amazing sup-
port of the all involved, we
couldn’t give money away to
those in need,” Lynn Yurek
The Silver Lake Lions Club
started in 1966 and currently
has 55 active members. If in-
terested in becoming a mem-
ber, contact any Lion member.
The Lions will be serving
chicken, turkey legs and fries
under the big tent from Friday,
Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug.
4, during Pola-Czesky Days.
The Lions will be serving
pizza by the slice Friday
evening, Aug. 2, and Saturday
afternoon, Aug. 3, and will
serve pork chops on Sunday,
Aug. 4.
The following are the re-
sults of the first week of the
second half of horseshoe
league in Silver Lake:
First, Silver Lake Fire De-
partment, 12.5
Second, Silver Lake Le-
gion, 12.
Third, K&K Storage, 7.
Fourth, Mallak’s Excavat-
ing, 6.5.
Second half
results noted
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Registered at Target,
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Thank You
The family of Hubert
Haekenkamp would like to extend a
heartfelt thank you to everyone for
their kind thoughts and prayers after
the sudden death of Hubey, a loving
husband, father, grandfather, and
great-grandfather. It is truly appreci-
A very special thank you to Father
Paul for comforting words and sup-
port. Thank you to Alice Nowak for
the beautiful music during the service.
Thank you to the Knights of Colum-
bus, the Silver Lake Legion and mem-
ber of the Holy Trinity parish.
Thank you to those who supported
us with food and flowers at the house
and all who sent flowers for the serv-
A special thank you to Chilson Fu-
neral Home for your caring touch.
We are truly blessed to have such a
great family, wonderful friends and
supportive community.
The family of
Hubert Haekenkamp
Thank You
The family of Marilyn “Lovey” Jurek
would like to express their sincere
thanks and deep appreciation to rela-
tives, friends, and neighbors who ex-
tended their sympathy with comforting
words, floral tributes, cards, memorials
and prayers following the death of our
wife, mother, and grandmother.
A special thank you to Maresh Fu-
neral Chapel of Silver Lake, along with
Kevin, Tammy, Dan and family, Father
Patrick for his kind words, Celia, the
organist Alice Nowak, Holy Family
choir for the music, and the women of
the CCW for serving the lunch.
We would also like to thank the won-
derful, caring staff and nurses at Har-
mony River, along with the Allina
hospice nurses for the exceptional care
and their services. Our family was very
fortunate to have such a knowledge-
able and caring group of people han-
dling so many things for us... our
sincere thanks to everyone.
The family of Marilyn “Lovey” Jurek
A Mass of Christian Burial
for Gertrude H. Noga, 76, of
Glencoe, was held Monday,
July 22, at the Church of St.
Pius X in Glencoe. The Rev.
A n t h o n y
Stubeda was
the cele-
M r s .
Noga died
July 17,
2013, at
Glencoe Re-
g i o n a l
Health Serv-
Pallbearers were Anthony
Noga, Joshua Noga, Scott Do-
ering, Altin Niklekaj, Mahdi
Amira and Michael Harris.
Honorary pallbearers were
Marie Noga, Laura Noga,
Randi Niklekaj, Danielle
Amira, Crystal Doering,
Nicole Doering and Jacqueline
Noga. Interment was in the St.
Pius X Catholic Cemetery in
Gertrude H. Donnay was
born July 14, 1937, in Glen-
coe, to Frank W. and Frances
(Klobe) Donnay. She was bap-
tized, received her first com-
munion and was confirmed at
the Church of St. Peter and
Paul in Glencoe. She at-
tended the St. Peter and Paul
Catholic School and was a
graduate of the Glencoe High
Gertrude Donnay was
united in marriage with
Leonard R. Noga at St. Peter
and Paul Catholic Church.
This union was blessed with
children Douglas, Lori,
Wayne, Scott and Daniel.
Mrs. Noga was employed as
a telephone operator prior to
working at Telex Communica-
tions in Glencoe. In 1980, she
began working for Starkey
Labs in Glencoe until her re-
tirement in February 2001.
Mrs. Noga was a very de-
voted member of the Church
of St. Pius X, where she par-
ticipated in serving funeral
lunches, leading the rosary at
the nursing home, counting
and recording the offerings,
and wherever help was
needed. She was also a mem-
ber of the Council of Catholic
Women and the Glencoe VFW
Mrs. Noga enjoyed dancing,
traveling, reading, crossword
puzzles and taking pictures.
She loved spending time with
family and friends, attending
fish fries with her husband,
and following the Minnesota
Twins. She enjoyed crocheting
and made an afghan for each
of her grandchildren.
She will be remembered for
her loving, caring and positive
personality, who was always
concerned for others.
Survivors include her loving
family of husband, Leonard
Noga of Glencoe; children,
Douglas (Margaret) Noga of
Rochester, Lori (Scott) Doer-
ing of Gaylord, Wayne
(Mavis) Noga of Glencoe,
Scott Noga and special friend,
Mona Wehde, of Hutchinson
and Daniel (Rhonda) Noga of
Glencoe; grandchildren, Marie
Noga and fiancé Michael Har-
ris, Laura Noga, Randi (Altin)
Niklekaj, Danielle (Mahdi)
Amira, Crystal Doering,
Nicole Doering, Jacqueline
Noga, Anthony Noga and fi-
ancée, Daphne Martin and
Joshua Noga; great-grand-
child, Bensen Noga; sisters,
Marie Wanous of Silver Lake
and Joan Schmeling of Glen-
coe; brother and sister-in-law,
Frank and Millie Donnay of
Menahga; brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law, Jack Noga of
Chicago, Ill., Ernest and Mar-
ilyn Noga of Isanti, Ida Noga
of Belen, N.M., and Leona
Donnay of Glencoe; nieces,
nephews, other relatives and
many friends.
Preceding her in death were
her parents, Frank and Frances
Donnay; brothers and sisters,
Alphonse Donnay, Pauline
Ettel, Catherine Kutz, Cyril
Donnay, Madonna Hausladen,
Janet Donnay, Louis Donnay,
Charles Donnay and Magda-
lene Donnay.
Arrangements were with the
Johnson Funeral Home in Wa-
conia. An online guest book is
available at www.johnsonfh
Gertrude H. Noga, 76, of Glencoe
July 29-Aug. 2
Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Turkey casserole,
peas, tropical fruit, bread, mar-
garine, bar, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Sweet-and-sour
pork, rice, broccoli, mandarin or-
anges, cookie, low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Baked chicken,
potato salad, mixed vegetables,
bread, margarine, fresh melon
cubes, low-fat milk.
Thursday — Meatballs with
gravy, mashed potatoes, beets,
bread, margarine, fruit crisp, low-
fat milk.
Friday — Lemon-pepper fish,
baked potato, Prince William veg-
etables, bread, margarine, pie,
low-fat milk.
Submitted photo
Princess for a day
Last Sunday, the Pola-Czesky royalty
hosted a “Princess for a Day” event at the
Silver Lake Auditorium. Above are Pola-
Czesky Princess Christina Helmbrecht
with Autumn Kaczmarek. The royalty also
hosted a tea on Saturday afternoon, and a
“royal sleepover” in the auditorium Satur-
day evening. Coronation for 2013-14 roy-
alty is set for Sunday, Aug. 4., at 3 p.m.
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
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.
Wed., July 31 — Prayer time, 7
Sat., Aug. 3 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.
Sun., Aug. 4 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; community wor-
ship service in the park with Faith
Presbyterian Church, 9 a.m.; Liv-
ing Water Puppets in Pola-Czesky
parade, 1 p.m.; ice cream cone
giveaway following parade.
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 28 — Communion
worship service with fellowship
to follow, 10 a.m.
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
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
Sun., July 28 — Mass, 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m.
Mon., July 29 — No Mass.
Tues., July 30 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.
Wed., July 31 — Mass, 5 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 1 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 2 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
First Friday calls.
Sat., Aug. 3 — Mass at Legion
Park, 7 p.m.
950 School Rd. S.W.
E-mail: infor@
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., July 28 — Worship, 9:30
a.m. and 6 p.m.
770 School Rd.,
Kenneth Rand,
Branch President
Sun., July 28 — 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 28 — Worship, 8:30
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., July 31 — Family night
activities, 6:30 p.m.
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net
Sun., July 28 — Sunday
school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15
1014 Knight Ave.,
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., July 25 — Mass at
GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; CCW
rummage sale, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.;
KC paper drive, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Fri., July 26 — Morning prayer,
8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; CCW
rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; KC
paper drive, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; no
Spanish Mass.
Sat., July 27 — KC paper
drive, 8 a.m.-noon; reconciliation,
4 p.m.; Mass with special collec-
tion for food shelf, 5 p.m.
Sun., July 28 — Mass and bap-
tism with special food shelf collec-
tion, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish mass,
11:30 a.m.; Mass at Holy Family,
Silver Lake, 8 p.m.
Mon., July 29 — No Mass.
Tues., July 30 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.
Wed., July 31 — Evening
prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.
1215 Roberts Rd. SW.,
Rick Stapleton, senior pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship pas-
tor/director of
student ministries
Thurs., July 25 — Youth soft-
ball at Roberts Park, 1 p.m.; wor-
ship team practice, 6 p.m.; men’s
softball, 7 p.m.
Sun., July 28 — Worship, 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; adult growth
groups and Sunday school, 9 a.m.
Wed., July 31 — Griefshare, 7
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
Sun., July 28 — Lester Prairie
community worship, 9:30 a.m.
Church News
The following are standings
for the first half of the Silver
Lake horseshoe league:
First, Silver Lake Fire De-
Second, Mallak’s Excavat-
Third, K&K Storage.
Fourth, Silver Lake Legion.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, July 25, 2013 — Page 5
This expansion of our popular
spring section will contain
excellent local stories on the
impact of agriculture in our
area. It reaches out to the
strong agricultural areas of
Renville, McLeod, Sibley
& Carver Counties.
Delivered to more than 18,900
homes in 21 communities.
This agricultural section will be
inserted in the Glencoe Advertiser
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Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
Music in the
Park fun
Last Thursday, Jim’s
Brewers (above) per-
formed at Music in the
Park in Silver Lake. To the
right, music lovers Mar-
garet Lueck of Lester
Prairie and Roy and Alice
Frederiksen of Hutchinson
enjoyed the show.
Over 200 people braved the
heat last Thursday for the
fourth week of the six-week
Music in the Park series held
at the Silver Lake Legion
The event began with a flag
disposal ceremony presented
by the Silver Lake American
Jim’s Brewers provided the
music and the Silver Lake
American Legion Auxiliary
served lunch.
Rod Weiers Family and
Friends Band will provide
music on Thursday, July 25,
and lunch will be served by
the Silver Lake Women’s Club
GFWC beginning at 6 p.m.
The menu includes barbeques,
chips, pickles, beverages, and
dessert. Music will begin at 7
p.m. All Red Hat members are
invited to attend.
The following are the prize
winners from Thursday, July
Donation of $20 to charity
of one’s choice and candy
from Faith Presbyterian
Church, Dallas Ehrke; bag of
3M products donated by 3M
and Doris Wraspir: Lorraine
Trnka and Marlys Raduenz;
Free baskets of cheese curds
at Pola-Czesky Days donated
by the Silver Lake Knights of
Columbus: Ed Karl, Carol
Bruckschen and Harold
Wooden eagle donated by
Wood Creations, LeRoy and
Judy Pokornowski: Susan Al-
berts; $5 cash donated by the
GFWC Silver Lake Women’s
Club: Elmer Howe; $10 cash
donated by Martha Urban:
Judy Penas; loaves of banana
bread donated by Marjorie
Bandas: Dorothy Grack and
Eunice Howe; $5 cash do-
nated anonymously: Tonya
Grenke, Karen Karl and
Harvey Klossner;
Trellis necklace donated by
Joyce Jerabek: Jeff Schufelt;
$5 cash donated by Silver
Lake Civic Association: Brid-
get Kilgore and Delmer
Sturges; 12-pack of pop do-
nated by Silver Lake Liquors:
Cliff Kern and Brianna
Ten-dollar gift certificate for
steak fry donated by Silver
Lake American Legion Auxil-
iary Unit 141: Carol Nuwash;
bag of 3M products donated
by Wayne and Barb Micka:
Joan Paulson;
Crocheted dishcloth do-
nated anonymously: Gerri
Hoerneman; six-month sub-
scription to the Silver Lake
Leader donated by McLeod
Publishing, Inc.: Alyssa
Schauer; 12-pack of pop do-
nated by Ed and Delores
Goede: Nancy Greve;
Five-dollar gift certificate
donated by Molly’s Cafe:
Karen Klatt; postage stamps
donated by DeAnne Fiecke:
Barb Hoppe and Elmer
Raduenz; free hamburger at
Pola-Czesky Days donated by
Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club:
George Lhotka, Susie Hore-
jsi and Kallyssa Klatt;
Ten dollars in cash donated
by Pokornowski Trucking:
Shirley Fiecke and Alice
Nowak; gift certificate at Sil-
ver Lake Legion Club donated
by Brad’s Sealcoating and Joe
Bandas: Darlene Thulin;
Five dollars in cash donated
by Silver Lake Degree of
Honor: Wes Greve; CD do-
nated by Wee Willie Orches-
tra: Marlene Olsen;
Gift bag donated anony-
mously: Deannie Navratil; a
peck of apples donated by Shi-
manski Orchard: Dan Dreis;
bag of 3M products donated
by Dave and Susie Horejsi:
Sophie Stoppelman; $10 gift
certificate toward food and bar
at Silver Lake Legion donated
by Silver Lake American Le-
gion Post 141: Jerome
Floral arrangement donated
by Jean’s Floral: Alice Paul;
$5 cash donated by Western
Fraternal Life Lodge Lumir:
Morgan Rumrill; cookbook
donated by Cedar Crest: Dave
Five dollars in cash donated
by Delmer Sturges: Delores
Goede; 12-pack of pop do-
nated anonymously: DeAnne
Fiecke; and embroidered dish-
towel donated anonymously:
Helen Piehl.
For the kids’ drawing, the
prizes and winners were:
Free hamburger at Pola-
Czesky Days donated by Sil-
ver Lake Sportsmen’s Club:
Ausitn Bakken; fruit snacks
donated by Grandma’s Closet:
Meadow Askerud; balloon
launcher toy donated anony-
mously: Mariah Wendolek;
Basket of cheese curds do-
nated by the Silver Lake
Knights of Columbus: Sha-
niah Dahlheimer; Kool-Aid
bursts and Kool-Aid mix and
pop rocks donated by Beth
Nowak: Mitchell Penaz and
Connor Bakken.
Music in the Park draws crowd;
prize winners for July 18 named
Bacon-Tomato Dip
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 tomato, seeded and diced
6 slices of bacon, cooked, drained, chopped
Stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, cream
cheese, Cheddar cheese, chopped onion, tomato
and bacon in a bowl until well mixed. Chill for
two hours before serving.
Fabulous Zucchini Grinders
Marinara sauce:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
2 medium zucchini, cubed
1 pinch red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 French or Italian sandwich rolls, split
To make marinara sauce, heat olive oil in a
saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, basil,
and red pepper flakes; cook and stir for a minute
or two until fragrant. Stir in sugar, vinegar, salt,
and pepper. Pour in tomatoes with their juices
and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Re-
move from the heat and puree until smooth in
food processor or blender. Preheat oven to 350
degrees. Melt butter in a skillet over medium
heat. Cook the zucchini in butter until browned
and slightly tender. Season with red pepper
flakes, salt, and pepper. Spoon a generous
amount of the zucchini mixture into sandwich
roll. Cover zucchini with about 1/4 cup mari-
nara sauce per roll. Top with a handful of shred-
ded mozzarella. Close the rolls, and wrap
individually in aluminum foil. Bake for 15 min-
utes in the preheated oven, until bread is heated
through, rolls are soft, and cheese is melted.
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, with liquid
1 can kidney (15 ounces) beans with liquid
1 can (15 ounces) whole kernel corn, with
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
2 cups water
2 cans (14.5 ounces) peeled and diced
1 can (4 ounces) diced green chile
1 package (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning
In a medium skillet, cook the ground beef until
browned over medium heat. Drain, and set
aside. Place the ground beef, onion, chili beans,
kidney beans, corn, tomato sauce, water, diced
tomatoes, green chile peppers and taco season-
ing mix in a slow cooker. Mix to blend, and
cook on low setting for 8 hours.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
Blake’s Kool-Aid stand
On Monday, Blake Mickolichek set up his
own Kool-Aid business on the corner of
Lake Avenue and Main Street in Silver
Lake. While he ran home to run an errand,
friends Jackson and Landon Stifter and
Tess Chap ran the business, selling the
drink at 50 cents a cup. A tall glass of fruit
punch is refreshing during this July heat.
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75 YEARS AGO - JULY 30, 1938 —Silver
Lake has more new sidewalks when a new side-
walk from the F.J. Burich residence to the end
of the block in front of the Ewald house occu-
pied by R.G. Tatting on Cleveland Street was
installed. Main Street is also benefitting with
more sidewalks with a two-block length starting
with the St. Joseph Parsonage lot and extending
east to the corner of Frank Bren’s lot. Both side-
walks are being constructed by Frank Bren and
his crew.
Silver Lake Public School Independent Dis-
trict 38 is contemplating establishing transporta-
tion service for non-resident students beginning
this fall if the number of out-of-town students
interested makes it practical. The number of in-
terested students will also determine the size of
the bus required. The cost of this service would
be kept at a minimum of $4.
The Silver Lake Pharmacy has a five-gallon
iron pail of Dr. Hess fly spray for $4.95.
Dr. D. J. Holton, local veterinarian, reported
that five new cases of hog cholera have broken
out in the past two weeks in this vicinity.
Joseph F. Hlavka, threshing at George Ar-
dolf’s with his new Case tractor and separator,
found grain running good.
50 YEARS AGO - JULY 25, 1963 —High
temps and humidity have made the past several
days miserable.
Game Warden Ed Reed successfully com-
pleted the course in Red Cross First Aid instruc-
tion and is a qualified instructor.
The pea pack at Green Giant in Glencoe is
coming to a close and the corn pack will be soon
under way with the first corn to be packed prob-
aby coming in from Iowa.
Work is under way on surfacing the county
road from its junction in Korista’s woods south
of town passed the Great Northern Depot and
Otto Navratil was the winner of “Mr. Murph,”
the 5-month old pig, given away at the Kamin-
sky, Inc., open house on Saturday, July 20.
Mr. and Mrs. Clemens Artmann and son are
residing in Silver Lake in the former home of
the late Joseph Wraspir. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
Boyle and family are living in the apartments
above Kaminsky, Inc.
Mrs. Pearl Nuwash returned after a 4-1/2-
week tour from the General Federation of
Women’s Club 1963 European Study Mission
and Munich Club Woman Conference.
A dance honoring the wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kern will be held on Sat-
urday, July 27, at the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Lenus Ernhart and Angela Capri were mar-
ried July 10 at Fort Davis, Texas.
Joan Kadlec and Arnold Ahrens were united
in marriage on June 22 at the St. Joseph Church
A daughter was born on July 21 to Mr. and
Mrs. Paul (Elaine Jagodzinski) Neumann. Sons
were born to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Charlene
Friauf) Heneke and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wraspir
on July 16.
25 YEARS AGO - JULY 28, 1988 — The
pairing of schools with Silver Lake Public
School and Lester Prairie Public School came
to a halt last month. Lester Prairie is looking at
the construction of a building. Silver Lake will
now have to take a look at a referendum for ad-
ditional fund spending to solve the problems it
is facing — reduced student population. They
will have to wait until the 1987-88 financial re-
port is completed to make a decision on what
amount the referendum will be. An election will
be held this fall if current plans are carried
On Wednesday morning, the Silver Lake Fire
Department responded to a fire in the middle of
the section between the Charles Novak and Ray
Stibal farms, which apparently was caused by
lightning. On Friday, the department responded
to a grass fire on a lot near the Gene Brown res-
idence in Swan Lake Estates.
Fifty men and women participated in the
Pola-Czesky Golf Tournament on Sunday, July
24, at the Cokato Golf Course. Winner in the
men’s division was Tony Boys. Linda
Jaskowiak was the winner in the women’s divi-
Janette Mallak and Paul Pokornowski, mem-
bers of the Silver Lake High School FFA, com-
peted in the McLeod County Safe Tractor
Operators’ Contest on Thursday, July 14, at
Glencoe, and placed third and fourth, respec-
The Silver Lake Catholic School received an
award from the Minnesota School Food Serv-
ices Association, Inc., for its 100 percent certi-
fication in the Child Nutrition Certification
Dorothy Hlavka, cook at the Silver Lake
Catholic School, received a certificate and con-
gratulations on the renewal of her child nutrition
certificate and for her 21 years of service as
cook/manager at the school.
Mildred Dubisar, 53, died on July 13 at Glen-
coe Area Health. Funeral services were held on
Saturday, July 16, from the Church of St. Pius
X in Glencoe.
Mary June (Mrs. Allen) Stritesky, 66, passed
away on Sunday, July 24, at the Hutchinson
Hospital. Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, July 27, from the Congregational
Church in Silver Lake.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
Submitted photo
Royal tea party
The Silver Lake Royalty held their annual
“Royalty Tea” party last Saturday at Grace
Bible Church in Silver Lake. The 2013-14
candidates and their mothers, along with
the 2012-13 royalty and their mothers,
were invited to the event. From left to right
are Pola-Czesky Queen Kayla Schermann,
candidates Brianna Nemec, Kallyssa Klatt,
Claire Wraspir, royalty chair Joan Paulson,
candidates Morgan Rumrill, Becca Green,
Jamie Kosek and Pola-Czesky Princess
Christina Helmbrecht.
The GFWC Silver Lake
Women’s Club again will be
sponsoring the annual kiddie
parade during Pola-Czesky
Days on Saturday, Aug. 3,
starting 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.
Pre-registration forms for
the parade can be found in
the Silver Lake Leader of-
fice or First Community
Entrants are to come to
the front of the Silver Lake
Auditorium to register. Pre-
registration is not necessary,
but helpful.
Each child who enters will
receive a goodie bag and
beverage at the end of the
parade. Children who bring
an item for the food shelf
will receive a coupon for a
free sno cone at the Faith
Presbyterian food stand.
The parade is sponsored
by the GFWC Silver Lake
Women’s Club. Please call
320-327-2249 or 320-327-
2783 with any questions. In
case of rain, the parade will
be held under the tent.
Kiddie Parade participants sought
Pola-Czesky Days featured in magazine
Editor’s note: A portion of
this article first appeared in
the story, “What do 10,000
Festivals Add to the MN
Economy” in the May 2013
edition of the Twin Cities
Business Magazine.
By Andy Greder
and Ann Harrington
For sheer wackiness, it’s
hard to beat Pola-Czesky Days
in the central Minnesota town
of Silver Lake. The 44th an-
nual event has the usual festi-
val fare: a car show, street
dance, parade, craft fair, kick-
ball and volleyball tourna-
ments, and specials on
chicken, pastries, and beer.
And then there are the toilet-
bowl races on Main Street.
Kevin Nowak grew up hearing
about the tradition of wheeled
contraptions with toilets for
seats that were propelled down
the street by pushing plungers
against the asphalt. It all came
crashing down in 1987 when
someone with 10 commodes
stuck to a hayrack crashed into
a barricade, flushing the tradi-
tion for 20 years.
Nowak grew up vowing Sil-
ver Lake would some day re-
gain the title of “Toilet Bowl
Racing Capital.” After high
school, he petitioned the City
Council to revive the races. He
was granted an exhibition year
and never looked back.
Now the event’s emcee, he
has been known to pull people
out of the crowd and put them
in a vehicle he has assembled.
“People love it,” he says, “and
want to be a part of it.”
Businesses sponsor the
races, and the civic association
runs a kid-friendly obstacle
course between heats. Duane
Yurek, an event leader, says
it’s the women in the churches
baking kolaches, a Czech fruit-
filled pastry, and the men in
the Lions Club cooking
chicken dinners that make the
event successful.
In all, Silver Lake estimates
that it raises $40,000 a year to
fund half a dozen civic-minded
groups like the Silver Lake
Lions Club. Forty thousand
dollars may not sound like a
huge number, but it makes a
big difference in a city of 800
And it’s a reason for Nowak,
a mechanical engineer who
now lives in Victoria, to make
the trip home each August.
“It’s a nice last hurrah of sum-
mer. All my friends come back
for that weekend.”
To read the entire article,
visit http://tcbmag.com/Lead
Search on for Mrs. McLeod County
Applications are being ac-
cepted for the title of Mrs.
McLeod County. She will have
the honor of representing her
county at the Mrs. Minnesota
pageant, which will be held at
Ritsche Auditorium on March
8, 2014, in St. Cloud.
The woman chosen as Mrs.
McLeod County will become
an ambassador from the
McLeod County area and will
receive the official title and
She will also receive a prize
package worth $7,000 and the
chance to represent Minnesota
at the 2014 Mrs. International
pageant in July 2014.
The American Heart Associ-
ation’s “Go Red for Women”
is the official charity of the
Mrs. Minnesota pageant. To
learn more visit: www.gored
The current reigning 2013
Mrs. Minnesota is Andrea
Bennett Xiong of St. Paul. She
speaks on her platform “Love
is Not Abuse: Dating Violence
& Education.” Dating violence
is a silent epidemic that is dev-
astating to a young person’s
health and safety. For more in-
formation, visit: www.Loveis
Competitions in the pageant
include personal interview,
aerobic wear and evening
For married women living in
McLeod County who are inter-
ested in applying, write a biog-
raphy and mail to:
Mrs. Minnesota
International Pageant
P.O. Box 240537
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Or complete an online appli-
cation at: www.mrsminneso
Or call for information: 952-
432-6758 or e-mail pagunltd
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, July 25, 2013 — Page 7
Submitted photo
History Club visits bank
On Friday, July 12, several students from the Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake History Club toured the Federal Reserve Bank of
Minneapolis. Some of the things the students found to be
interesting included the very tight security, the amount of
money handled daily, robotic transporters carrying huge
amounts of money, historical facts of the Federal Reserve,
and the local art that decorates the building. The Federal
Reserve building was built in 1997 at a cost of $100 million
and currently employees 1,000 people. The Minneapolis
site is one of 12 Federal Reserve Banks in the United
States. More information can be found by visiting:
www.minneapolisfed.org. From left to right are Oakley
Clark, Shannon Twiss, Sloan Becker, Danielle Mathews,
Mariah Guldemann Chiariello and Derek Ortloff.
We’ll slide out of our “dog days” of summer pattern this
week as more northwest flow blows into the area. A series
of cold fronts has finally broken the heat wave that gripped
a large part of the central and eastern U.S.
Luckily, we were one of the areas that saw some rain
here and there to keep things from completely drying out.
This week, highs will be much more comfortable, near
80, and if things hold out, maybe only 70s for the weekend.
The pattern is hard to forecast right now due to the fact
we’ll be very close to a boundary, so a sway further north
and we could be a tad bit warmer.
The northwest flow also will come with some minor sys-
tems, each bringing a slight chance of scattered showers,
but nothing in terms of an all-day soaker.
Friday night into Saturday, a little larger system will aim
at Iowa, so if that decides to venture more north, we could
get a little soggier. The weekend looks cooler with highs
in the 70s and scattered showers Saturday into early Sun-
Warmer weather begins to creep back in early next week
as high pressure begins to build in.
Have a great last full week of July!
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 56-62; partly cloudy.
Thursday — Highs 77-83; lows 58-64; partly
cloudy/scattered thunder.
Friday — Highs 74-80; lows 56-62; partly cloudy/scat-
tered thunder.
Saturday — Highs 71-77; lows 53-59; partly
cloudy/early shower.
Sunday — Highs 72-78; mostly clear.
Weather Quiz: What are some of August’s weather ex-
Answer to last week’s question: Why haven’t we been
hearing about any Minnesota tornadoes this year? We
haven’t been hearing about any Minnesota tornadoes be-
cause there hasn’t been much to speak of. I couldn’t find
the exact number we have to date this year, but it isn’t more
than a handful. The pattern has not been conducive of su-
percell-type thunderstorms this year. We’ve seen plenty of
rain, but it’s been along the lines of normal thunderstorms
with a few severe outbreaks here and there.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
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 represen-
tative, these students will inte-
grate themselves into a local
family with the goal of experi-
encing American culture as an
American high school student.
In turn they will provide in-
sight into their own culture.
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
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 stu-
dents and will have their own
spending money and health in-
surance,” Becker added.
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
Kari Becker at 320-234-3475
or by email to karibeckersts
@gmail.com For more infor-
mation visit www.stsfounda
GSL area host families
sought for 2 students
Submitted photo
County seniors
The McLeod County Senior Citizens Club held its quar-
terly meeting Wednesday, July 17, at the Glencoe City
Center with 43 seniors present. The oldest man and oldest
woman in attendance were crowned king and queen for
the day. Crowned were Al Wiechman, 82, and Loretta Ide,
92. Cards were played following the meeting.
The Senior LinkAge Line®
has trained specialists and vol-
unteers available in the area to
help answer questions.
Specialists and volunteers
can provide assistance with
Medicare, supplemental insur-
ance, long-term care insur-
ance, Medicare savings
programs, prescription drugs,
forms assistance and much
The outreach site is at the
Hutchinson Event Center. A
trained specialist is available
the last Tuesday of each month
from 10 a.m. to noon.
One may also contact the
Senior Linkage Line® at 1-
Free health insurance
counseling for seniors
Garbers named to dean’s list
Kelli Garbers of Silver Lake was among students named
to the 2013 spring semester dean’s list at the University of
Minnesota-Twin Cities. Other local students include:
Brownton: Kaycie Lindeman and Megan Sikkila;
Cokato: Ellen Korsbon and Mairah Quincy; Glencoe:
Kristine Kirchhoff and Kaylee Kruschke; Hutchinson:
Samuel Collins, Courtney Gunderson, Rebecca Lauer,
Kelly Lune and Gabrielle Montes; Lester Prairie: Shane
Cory; Winsted: Alexandria Kahlert.
People News
Minnesota Department of Vet-
erans Affairs has established
an Emergency Storm Relief
grant to address unreimbursed
cleanup and repair expenses
that may have been incurred
as a result of the storms on
June 21 in McLeod and sev-
eral surrounding counties.
Veterans or their surviving
spouses may apply for this
grant to cover their out-of-
pocket expenses resulting
from wind and/or flooding
damage up to $1,000.
Contact the McLeod
County Veteran Service office
for assistance in completing
the required applications not
later than Sept. 30. The num-
ber is 320-864-1268.
Emergency Storm Relief grant
available for county veterans
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McLeod County
McLeod County
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes 6/4/13
Commissioners Wright, Nies, and
Christensen were present.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve the agenda.
Nies/Christensen motion approved
the consent agenda including May 21,
2013 Meeting Minutes and Synopsis;
May 16, 2013 Auditor’s Warrants;
May 24, 2013 Auditor’s Warrants; Ap-
prove Conditional Use Permit 13-07
for William Mueller & Sons, Inc. on
property owned by Charles Ulrich for
the continuance of gravel mining with
crushing, screening and stockpiling of
recyclables and mined materials; Ap-
prove Conditional Use Permit 13-08
for Barry & Shannon Visser in order
to construct an accessory structure
greater than 2400 square feet on a par-
cel less than 10 acres in size to be uti-
lized for personal storage; Approve an
amendment to the 2012-2013 School
Health Agreement between McLeod
County Public Health and School Dis-
trict #2859, Glencoe-Silver Lake, MN
from May 10, 2013 to June 4, 2013
with the same terms and payment.
Wright/Nies motion approved pay-
ment of bills totaling $77,787.12 from
the following funds: General Revenue
$37,740.51; Road & Bridge
$9,977.61; Solid Waste $29,426.75
and County Ditch Fund $642.25.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve final accept-
ance and payment of $11,588.20 to
Design Electrical Contractors (St.
Cloud, MN) for SP 43-070-004, inter-
section lighting and ITS safety project
with funding from Federal/State Aid.
Christensen/Nies motion carried
unanimously to award countywide
sealcoat, pavement marking and
county courthouse and Health &
Human Services parking lot improve-
ment project bid to Pearson Brothers
(Hanover, MN) for a total of
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve special fund-
ing requests from the City of Winsted
of $73.00 and the City of Stewart of
$1,494.00 for additional site monitor-
ing hours used in 2012 for a total of
$1,567.00 with funding coming from
the Abatement Fund.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve $23,966 plus
tax for an upgrade to our existing
Commvault backup software,
$14,600.95 plus tax for backup disk
shelves and some added disk and
19,117.26 plus tax for the network in-
frastructure that ties everything to-
gether with funding coming from the
2013 IT budget.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve McLeod
County Lactation Support Policy.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve hiring a full-
time Correctional Officer (grade 15)
due to resignation.
Christensen/Nies motion carried
unanimously to approve hiring a sea-
sonal worker for Highway, GIS Divi-
sion, at $9.25 per hour, not to exceed
67 shifts.
Christensen/Nies motion carried
unanimously to enter into the Cost Re-
duction Agreement-NJPA Program
with Cost Control Associates, Inc.
(Queensbury, NY) for an audit of the
County’s energy and telecom bills and
authorize providing the information
necessary to start the process.
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader July 25, 2013)
McLeod County
McLeod County
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes 6/18/13
Commissioners Wright, Nies, Shi-
manski, Terlinden and Christensen
were present.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried
unanimously to approve the agenda
with the following items added Add
under Administration item F; Consider
agreement with Twin Cities &Western
(TCW) Railroad for CSAH 25 railroad
crossing replacement; Add under Ad-
ministration item G; Consider meeting
with Sibley County Board to discuss
health insurance; Add under Adminis-
tration item H; Consider adoption of
Resolution 13-CB-24 Declaration that
McLeod County adopts the State Au-
ditor’s Performance Measures.
Nies/Shimanski motion approved
the consent agenda including June 4,
2013 Meeting Minutes and Synopsis;
May 31, 2013 Auditor’s Warrants;
June 7, 2013 Auditor’s Warrants; Ap-
prove three grant contracts for the
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
McLeod County has been approved in
the amount of $40,000 with a $10,000
local soft in-kind match.
Shimanski/Nies motion approved
payment of bills totaling $205,260.50
from the following funds: General
Revenue $134,731.18; Road & Bridge
$11,977.38; Solid Waste $52,621.29;
County Ditch Fund $4,608.71; Special
Revenue Fund $857.44 and Commu-
nity Health Service Fund $464.50.
Shimanski/Nies motion carried
unanimously to adopt and implement
Resolution 13-CB-22 for the compre-
hensive water plan after approval from
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Nies/Shimanski motion carried
unanimously to approve out of state
travel for Jean Johnson to attend the
Olweus Bullying Trainer Certification
Course Pat II in Plano, TX from June
thru 26
for a total cost of $1,050.
Terlinden/Shimanski motion car-
ried unanimously to approve program
agreement for contracting with Exten-
sion for services for the 2013-2014
McLeod For Tomorrow Leadership
Program for a total cost of $5,575.
Shimanski/Terlinden motion car-
ried unanimously to approve upgrades
to the clerical work stations in the area
of the renovated old dispatch/clerical
area for a cost of $9,205.45 plus tax
from National Business Products, Inc.
(St Cloud, MN) with funding coming
from capital improvement funding in
2013 budget.
Shimanski/Terlinden motion car-
ried unanimously to approve the June
11, 2013 Staffing Request Committee
Recommendations as outlined above.
Nies/Terlinden motion carried
unanimously to approve the June 11,
2013 Budget Committee Recommen-
dations as outlined above.
Nies/Terlinden motion passed to
authorize County Administrator, Pat
Melvin to submit an application to the
State Budget Officer for funding de-
velopment and paving of the Luce
Line State Trail. Roll Call Vote: Nies
- Yes, Terlinden - Yes, Wright – Yes,
Christensen – No, Shimanski – No.
Nies/Terlinden motion passed to
adopt Resolution 13-CB-23 Support to
Secure State Bonding to Further De-
velop and Pave the Luce Line State
Trail. Roll Call Vote: Nies - Yes, Ter-
linden - Yes, Wright – Yes, Chris-
tensen – No, Shimanski – No.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried unan-
imously to approve cost distribution of
50-50 split for the Morningside project
which equals McLeod County
$1,600,000, City of Glencoe
$1,600,000 and an additional
$200,000 per entity for additional
costs for purchasing homes and rail-
road extension.
Nies/Shimanski motion passed to
approve Yard Waste Agreement and
the white goods pilot test area. Roll
Call Vote: Nies - Yes, Terlinden - No,
Wright – Yes, Christensen – Yes, Shi-
manski – Yes.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve agreement
with Twin Cities &Western (TCW)
Railroad for CSAH 25 railroad cross-
ing replacement for a total cost of
Terlinden/Shimanski motion car-
ried unanimously to adopt Resolution
13-CB-24 Declaration that McLeod
County adopts the Performance Meas-
ures Developed by the Council.
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader July 25, 2013)
McLeod County
McLeod County
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes 7/2/13
Commissioners Wright, Nies, Shi-
manski and Christensen were present.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve the agenda
with the following item removed
under Administration item A; Revisit
previous yard waste and white paper
agreement and following item added
under Administration item E; Discus-
sion on upcoming insurance meeting
with Sibley County.
Shimanski/Terlinden motion ap-
proved the consent agenda including
June 18, 2013 Meeting Minutes and
Synopsis; June 14, 2013 Auditor’s
Warrants; June 21, 2013 Auditor’s
Warrants; Approve gambling permit
for Ducks Unlimited, 22034 190th St.
(Hutchinson, MN) to conduct a raffle
on September 5, 2013 according to
Minnesota Statute 349.213; Approve
Mid-Minnesota Development Com-
mission (MMDC) contracts for Pro-
fessional Services to hire MMDC to
update the hazard mitigation plan for
McLeod County; Approve request for
Kirk Quade of a 2-Lot preliminary
plat to be known as Sioux Hills No. 6.
The zoning is “ A “ Agricultural and
“R-1” Rural Residential; Approve re-
newal of Abatement Facility License
for the Waste Management Demoli-
tion Landfill to operate as a demolition
disposal facility from July 1, 2013 to
June 30, 2014; Approval renewal of
Abatement Facility License for Spruce
Ridge Resource Management Facility
to operate as a recycling, MSW, and
demolition disposal facility from July
1, 2013 to June 30, 2014; Approval re-
newal of Abatement Facility License
for the Hansen Demolition Landfill to
operate as a demolition disposal facil-
ity from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Nies/Shimanski motion approved
payment of bills totaling $278,299.70
from the following funds: General
Revenue $166,873.16; Road & Bridge
$47,165.12; Solid Waste $59,821.22;
County Ditch Fund $3,628.50 and
Special Revenue Fund $811.70.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve detour agree-
ment 03471 and Resolution 13-RB04-
25 with MnDOT for use of County
State Aid Highway’s 7, 18, and 115 in
conjunction with the TH 15 round-
about construction.
Shimanski/Nies motion carried
unanimously to approve increase to
design agreement with WSB & Asso-
ciates for SP 43-070-006 (TH
15/CSAH 115 roundabout) an addi-
tional $4,500 with portion of increase
paid by MnDOT based on previous
cost sharing agreements.
Nies/Terlinden motion carried
unanimously to approve increase to
design agreement with Erickson Engi-
neering for SAP 43-715-004 (South
Grade bridge) an additional $5,000.
Nies/ Christensen motion carried
unanimously to award SAP 43-715-
004, South Grade bridge replacement,
to Structural Specialties, Inc.
(Hutchinson, MN) for a total cost
Terlinden/Shimanski motion car-
ried unanimously to award new High-
way Department vehicle storage
facility to Ram General Contracting
(Winsted, MN) for a total cost of
$1,203,000 which will be funded 50%
from Capital and 50% from highway
Terlinden/Shimanski motion car-
ried unanimously to approve the 2013
School Health Agreement between
McLeod County Public Health and
School District #2859, Glencoe-Silver
Lake, MN for summer school from
June 10, 2013 to August 8, 2013.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve the purchase
of needed equipment to provide CPR
classes to county employees for a total
cost of $5848.25 with funding coming
from the Capital Equipment Fund.
Terlinden/Shimanski motion
carried unanimously to approve the
Putting All Communities Together
(PACT) Family Home Visitor grant
with McLeod County Public Health
for $15,000 for each of two years from
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried
unanimously to approve the purchase
of a Ricoh color
copier/printer/fax/scanner from Metro
Sales Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) for a
total cost of $22,141.29 with funding
coming from Designated for Capital
Assets Account.
Shimanski/Terlinden motion car-
ried unanimously to approve the pur-
chase of an automated time card
system, server, and active directory
login for the timecard system from RT
Vision (Little Falls, MN) for a total
cost of $33,561.87 with funding com-
ing from the Designated for Capital
Assets Account.
Terlinden/Shimanski motion car-
ried unanimously to approve a permit
for outdoor fireworks July 13, 2013
from 9:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. for
Flashing Thunder Fireworks shooting
from AWI Manufacturing in Winsted,
Nies/Shimanski motion carried
unanimously to approve out of state
travel for a Sheriff’s Detective to at-
tend Crimes Against Children in Dal-
las TX from August 12-15 2013 for a
total cost of $465 for the training,
lodging of $113 per night, airfare be-
tween $300-$400 plus any per diem
according to labor contracts with fund-
ing coming from the Sheriff’s Depart-
ment 2013 budget.
Terlinden/Christensen motion car-
ried unanimously to the purchase add
on to Netmotion software for trou-
bleshooting purposes from SHI (Som-
erset, NJ), quotation #6681444 (State
Contract), for $6051.00 plus applica-
ble tax.
Shimanski/Christensen motion car-
ried unanimously to approve tempo-
rary increase in hours of two part-time
Social Workers (one increasing from
20 to 24 hours and the other 28 to 40
hours) for 12 weeks to cover a medical
leave starting on or about 7/29.
Shimanski/Christensen motion car-
ried unanimously to approve Memo-
randum of Understanding between
McLeod County and Adult Training
and Habilitation Center (ATHC) for
the processing and marketing of recy-
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader July 25, 2013)
Lake School Board
SECTION 00 11 00
Contractor's sealed Proposals for
the 2013 Track and Field Event Resur-
facing will be received by the Inde-
pendent School District No. 2589,
Glencoe, Minnesota, until 2:00 p.m.,
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at the office of
the Superintendent of Schools, in
Glencoe, Minnesota, in ac cordance
with the plans and specifications pre-
pared by Architects Rego + Young -
quist, Inc., 7601 Wayzata Boulevard,
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426.
Bids will be opened publicly and
read aloud at the above time and place.
Bids received after 2:00 pm will be re-
turned unopened.
A single bid will be received on all
divisions of the project.
Envelopes containing bids must be
sealed, marked on the lower left-hand
corner "Sealed Bid Enclosed" with the
name and address of the bidder and
the date and hour of the opening and
addressed to the attention of Business
Manager Michelle Sander:
Board of Education
Independent School District 2589
1621 East 16th Street
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336
Each bidder must accompany his
Proposal with a Cashier's Check, Bid
Bond or Certified Check equal to 5%
of the amount of the Proposal pay able
to the Owner as a guarantee of prompt
execution of the Contract in accor-
dance with the Proposal and Contract
Documents, and that he will furnish
bond acceptable to the Owner cover-
ing performance of the Contract.
Copies of the Drawings, Speci fi ca -
tions and other Contract Documents
are on file at the Architect's office and
at the following offices:
Minneapolis Builders Exchange
1123 Glenwood Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405
St. Paul Builders Exchange
445 Farrington Street
St. Paul, MN 55103
St. Cloud Builders Exchange
110 6th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Mid Minnesota Builders Exchange
2104 East Highway 12
Willmar, MN 56201
Reed Construction Data
District Office
Independent School District 2589
1621 East 16th Street
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336
McGraw Hill Construction (Dodge)
c/o Thomas Reprographics
801 2nd Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Isqft Planroom
Franz Reprographics
2781 Freeway Boulevard
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Prime Contractors may obtain one
set of documents from the architect
upon deposit of the amount noted,
which will be refunded to all bidders
upon return of the documents to the ar-
chitect in good condition within ten
days after receipt of bids.
Contractors who do not submit bids
will receive refund of one half of their
deposit for plans and specifications
that are returned within ten days after
receipt of bids.
Subcontractors or suppliers may
purchase the entire set of plans and
specifications for a non-refundable
cost of $50 plus shipping and han-
Subcontractors or suppliers who
desire individual plan sheets or speci-
fications may purchase copies at the
non-refundable cost of reproduction
and delivery.
Complete Construction from:
Architects Rego + Youngquist, Inc.
7601 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Plans and Specification Deposit of
Refer to Section 01 11 00, Sum-
mary of Work, for names, address and
telephone and fax number for the re-
spective consultants for the project.
Contact the respective consultant for
each division of the work for answers
to questions regarding the bid docu-
Bidders requiring visitation to the
site are to contact the Business Man-
ager, Michelle Sander, at (320) 864-
2496 and make an appointment for the
site visitation.
Bids may not be withdrawn within
thirty days after the scheduled closing
time for receiving bids. The Independ-
ent School District 2589, Glencoe,
Minnesota, reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to waive any irreg-
ularities in bids.
Independent School District
No. 2589
Glencoe, Minnesota
By: Anne Twiss, Clerk
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader July 25 & August 1, 2013)
Advertisment for
DOCUMENT 00 11 13
2013 Water Meter Replacement
City of Silver Lake, MN
SEH No. SILAK 121498
Notice is hereby given that sealed
Bids will be receive by the City Clerk
until 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15,
2013, at the Silver Lake Auditorium,
308 Main Street West, Silver Lake,
Minnesota, at which time they will be
publicly opened and read aloud, for
the furnishing of all labor and material
for the completion of the 2013 Water
Meter Replacement Project. Work in-
cludes the replacement of 415 cus-
tomer water meters and transmitters, a
new automatic meter read system,
computer system, and billing soft-
Bids shall be on the form provided
for that purpose and according to the
Bidding Requirements prepared by
Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., dated
February 19, 2013.
The Bidding Documents may be
viewed at http://www.sehinc.com.
Digital copies of the Bidding Doc-
uments are available at
http://www.sehinc.com for a fee of
$30. These documents may be down-
loaded by selecting this project from
and by entering eBidDoc™ Number
2541813 on the SEARCH PROJECTS
page. For assistance and free member-
ship registration, contact QuestCDN at
952.233.1632 or info@questcdn.com
Paper copies of the Bidding Docu-
ments may be obtained from Docunet
Corp. located at 2435 Xenium Lane
North, Plymouth, MN 55441
(763.475.9600) for a fee of $50.
Bid security in the amount of 5 per-
cent of the Bid must accompany each
Bid in accordance with the Instruc-
tions to Bidders.
Bids shall be directed to the City
Clerk, securely sealed and endorsed
upon the outside wrapper, “BID FOR
The City reserves the right to reject
any and all Bids, to waive irregulari-
ties and informalities therein, and to
award the Contract in the best interests
of the City.
Kerry Venier
City Clerk
City of Silver Lake, Minnesota
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader, July 25, 2013)
Hale Township
Hale Township
Change of Meeting Notice
The meeting set for Thursday, Au-
gust 8, has been changed to Tuesday,
August 6 at 7 p.m.
Tammy Stifter,
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader, July 25, 2013)
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Pola-Czesky Days
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lowest rate in the Silver Lake Leader.
Ads must run by Aug. 1, 2013.
Not good with any other offer.
*Please ask for this special when placing your ad.
Silver Lake Leader
104B Lake Ave., Silver Lake • 320-327-2216
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Silver Lake, MN 55381
716 East 10
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Pola-Czesky Days
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
August 2, 3 & 4
Stritesky Trucking
Silver Lake • 320-327-2628
First Community Bank
with locations in Silver Lake & Lester Prairie
Edina Realty
Jeanne Ray, Realtor - RSA, Hutchinson
320-583-7184 • rayjea@mchsi.com
Electronic Servicing
216 Grove Ave. SE, Silver Lake
Shimanski Orchard
11155 200
St., Silver Lake
Sumter Mutual
Insurance Company
117 W. Main St., Silver Lake
Harlan’s Auto Repair
211 N. Lake Ave., Silver Lake
Auto & Truck Repair
Hwy. 7, Silver Lake
Schmeling Oil Co., Inc.
Serving the Silver Lake area since 1976
320-587-3361 or 800-578-5636
Crow River Press
170 Shady Ridge Rd., Hutchinson
320-587-2062 • crowriverpress.com
Hutchinson Health
3 Century Ave. SE, Hutchinson
Clinic 320-234-3290
Grandma’s Closet
Costume & Prop Rental
104 Lake Ave., Silver Lake
Chris 320-510-1567 • Rhonda 320-327-0144
Holt Motors
Hwy. 12, Cokato
Your hometown newspaper, the Silver Lake Leader
104B Lake Ave., P.O. Box 343, Silver Lake, MN 55381 • 320-327-2216 • Fax 320-327-2530 • slleader@embarqmail.com
Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Royalty Welcomes you to the
2013 Pola-Czesky Days. Queen Kayla Schermann,
Princess & Miss Congeniality Chrissy Helmbrecht, Junior
King Alex Oestreich, and Junior Princess Emily Larsen.
Bring the Family and Join the Fun!
Food Vendors & Beer Garden All Weekend!
7 pm Kickball Tournament, Softball field
7 pm Toilet Bowl Races, Silver Lake Civic
After Toilet Bowl Races: Street Dance
8 am Volleyball Tournament, Sports complex
9 am Kickball Tournament, Softball field
10 am Kiddie Parade, Starts at Auditorium
10:20 am Kiddie Games, After Kiddie Parade, Legion Park
12:30 pm Kids’ Pedal Pull, Main Street
1 pm Classic Car Show, Main Street, west side of Legion Park
1 pm Bean Bag Tournament, By the tent
1-4 pm History of Silver Lake Round Table, Holy Family Church basement
1:30 pm MN-Mini-E Tractor Pull (Stock & Modified),
Main Street, front of Legion
7 pm Polka Mass, Legion Park Pavilion
8:30 pm Royalty Ball, Street Dance
9 am Outdoor Community Worship Service, Legion Park,
Faith Presbyterian & Grace Bible Churches
11:30 am Music and Bike Giveaway, at Legion Park
1 pm Parade
3 pm Royalty Coronation,
3 pm Street Dance
Music by “PRAIRIE
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