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Vol. 112 No. 35 • Thursday, August 22, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Single copy
Silver Lake Leader photos
by Ayssa Schauer
County fair
The McLeod County Fair
was held last week in
Hutchinson and serveral
local pepole were spotted
at the event, including
Gary and Pam Mallak with
their granddaughter, Pay-
ton Lee, to the right. Pay-
ton wasn’t sure of what to
think of the clucking chick-
ens and honking geese in
the poultry barn. As with
any county fair, there were
several animal shows
scheduled, motocross and
autocross events, live
music, interactive booths,
and interesting exhibits.
Above, Ava Bjorngeld tried
out a new John Deere trac-
tor at the lawn equipment
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
The 12-hour shift blocks in
the Silver Lake Police Depart-
ment have been of interest to
residents and councilors as of
late. Mayor Bruce Bebo said
some residents have ques-
tioned why
the depart-
ment has
moved from
1 0 - h o u r
shifts to 12-
hour shifts,
and asked
Police Chief
Forrest Hen-
riksen about
the issue.
said the orig-
inal reason
for the 12-hour shifts was to
avoid an overage in depart-
ment hours, and also to help
cater with the newest full-time
hire, John Reigstad, during his
moving process into the city.
“Also, our 12-hour shifts
allow for more time working
in a span. It makes our blocks
for working easier,” Henrik-
sen said.
He added that the depart-
ment will be moving back to
10-hour shifts as of Jan. 1.
“John was thankful that we
had changed to the 12-hour
shifts while he was moving,
and he supports switching
back to the 10-hour shifts,”
Henriksen said.
“Why wait?” Bebo asked.
“We’re not having any is-
sues with the work not getting
done, and I feel the police de-
partment is seen more during
the day. I’m getting all my
work done, and we’re not run-
ning hours over,” Henriksen
“Does it follow the ordi-
nance?” Bebo asked.
“All of our shifts do,” Hen-
riksen said. The city ordinance
calls for police coverage be-
tween 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Henriksen said the 12-hour
shifts sometimes begin at 2
p.m. and end at 2 a.m., and
sometimes they start at 4 a.m.
Bebo said his concern then
is whether two full-time offi-
cers are needed “if all the
work is getting done.”
Bebo said the 10-hour shifts
were implemented to give the
previous police chief a day to
spend in the office to get work
done and to be present in
“How do you do that with
the 12-hour shifts? I guess the
feedback I’m getting from
some residents is, ‘why the
12-hour coverage?’” Bebo
Henriksen said the 12-hour
shifts give him “plenty of time
to interact with the commu-
“Is the school year a better
time to switch to the 10-hour
shifts?” Councilor Nolan
Johnson asked.
Johnson pointed out that
traffic along Lake Avenue in
front of the school has been
“wicked” and that many vehi-
cles are speeding through that
area and not stopping.
“There are a lot of kids
walking to school. I just don’t
want to see anything happen,”
Johnson said.
“We do modify our shifts
during the school year so that
we can cover that area when
school is in session. We’ve
done that in the past. It’s an
issue that is high on my prior-
ity list,” Henriksen said.
“Both shifts have their
strong suits. With the 10-hour
shifts, we have the opportunity
to work during the day,” he
“That day shift is important.
You can use that to try to net-
work with other law enforce-
ment and be open for the
public to ask questions,” Bebo
Councilor Eric Nelson and
Bebo said then the public can
know when the chief is on
duty and available to approach
with any questions.
“Then we are doing what
we said we didn’t want to do:
telling people when the police
department is covering the
city,” Councilor Pat Fogarty
“But we want people to
know when they can ask ques-
tions,” Nelson said.
“That should be anytime,”
Fogarty replied.
“But this lets people know
they can come down to the po-
lice station and know someone
is there. I’m not saying we
should post all of their hours
and who is working when. It’s
so valuable (for the police de-
partment) to not get hung up
on patrolling the streets, but to
interact with the public and
schools,” Bebo said.
“One of the benefits of start-
ing at 2 p.m. is that there is
someone on duty when school
is out, and people are off of
work. And that 12-hour shift
works instead of us having to
come out and work four hours,
go home for a few hours, and
clock back into work,” Hen-
riksen said.
He said the shifts also allow
time to get reports finished.
Nelson said the police de-
partment should have more of
a “presence” in town, and they
should “build a rapport” with
the public.
“I think you should walk a
Council questions changes
in hours of police patrol shifts
Police Chief
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
The Silver Lake City Coun-
cil heard that the Grove Av-
enue project is “a week
behind” and set to be com-
pleted in the third week of
At Monday’s regular Coun-
cil meeting, Justin Black, proj-
ect engineer from Short Elliott
Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH) in
Hutchinson, and Al Hahn, res-
ident representative for the
project, said the rainy season
is the reason for the delay.
“We were ahead of schedule
earlier this summer, but all the
rain really slowed things
down,” Black said.
Hahn said the project was
originally set to be done Sept.
13, but crews are hoping to be
finished by Sept. 20.
“And that’s warranty work,
not the substantial comple-
tion,” Hahn said.
Black said all the paving is
done on Grove Avenue south
of Main Street, and crews are
looking to start paving the
north end of Grove Avenue by
the end of the week.
“The next major operation
will then be the curb and gut-
ter, followed by backfilling
operations, and then the con-
struction of the sidewalk. That
will be the last step,” Black
He said the critical path to
getting near completion is get-
ting the poles out of the way.
“Xcel should be here this
week to set the poles south of
Main Street, and paving will
begin on Friday. It’s a tight
schedule between Xcel and the
paving contractors,” Black
He said the poles north of
Main Street on Grove Avenue
will be set, but that Xcel will
have to return and “re-string
the lines.”
Hahn said the paving of the
intersection of Grove Avenue
and Main Street will be the last
one poured, and after curb and
gutter are finished, the black-
top paving contractors will
come in to get their work done
in a day.
“What’s expected with the
alley (near Frank Street)? Is it
part of the contract to get that
thing back in shape?” Mayor
Bruce Bebo asked.
“It’s not part of the contract
to ‘get it in shape,’ but they
will get it back to what it was
before they damaged it,” Hahn
City Clerk Kerry Venier also
updated the City Council that
there are “quite a few changes
in assessments,” and a public
hearing is scheduled for Mon-
day, Sept. 16, to review final
“There are about seven resi-
dents who have service lines
into Grove Avenue that
weren’t thought to be there be-
fore,” Venier said.
Bebo also asked engineers
about the televising of the
pipes. “What did you find
when checking where the
water was coming from?”
“We just got the televised
results back, and I haven’t had
a chance to talk with Al about
the results. We were given a
written report and a DVD of
the televised work. We’ll re-
view it and get back to you,”
Black said.
Bids also were published for
the replacement of the water
meters, and Venier said only
one bid was received.
“The bid is from Ferguson
Enterprise, Inc., and was
$118,293.35. The engineer’s
estimate was $135,325, so the
bid is about $16,000 below
what we expected. That’s good
news,” Venier said.
Venier said the company
would look at September and
October as “invitation time.”
“They will send out letters
to homeowners and set up a
website with times and tele-
phone numbers for homeown-
ers to call them and set up a
time to install the meters.
“Then we’ll get a list of
those who haven’t responded,
and we’ll address the issue at
that point. The goal is to have
the project completed by De-
cember so that city staff can by
trained in on the new system
by the end of the year,” Venier
The city’s billing software
was compatible with the new
system, which helped keep the
price down, Venier said.
“Did you have to figure con-
tingency because the compa-
nies have never seen the
households and what’s avail-
able?” Councilor Eric Nelson
“No, the meters use any ex-
isting plumbing,” Venier said.
On a 5-0 vote, the Council
awarded the bid to Ferguson
Enterprises at a total cost of
Grove Avenue project about ‘a week behind’
Bikes-n-Blues is set for
Sunday, Aug. 25, from
noon to 6 p.m., in the soft-
ball field near the pool in
Silver Lake.
The event includes musi-
cal performances by
Crankshaft and the Gear
Grinders, Jeff Ray, and
Jack Klatt and the Cat
Swingers and a “People’s
Choice” motorcycle con-
test with a grand prize of
There will be food tents
and vendors available.
Admission is free and the
event is open to the public.
For more information, visit
Bikes-n-Blues event
set Sunday afternoon
Councilors review pet ordinance
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
On Monday, at their regular
meeting, Silver Lake city
councilors reviewed the ani-
mal control ordinance and dis-
cussed options for pet owners.
City Clerk Kerry Venier said
the resident who requested the
review was unable to attend
the meeting, but suggested that
councilors look into permit op-
tions for local pet owners.
Venier said the resident “got
in trouble with the police de-
partment” because their dog
was not leashed, though, ac-
cording to the resident, the dog
is “well-behaved” and asked
that the leash law be lifted for
“I informed him that there is
a very slim chance of that hap-
pening. I told him that his
‘well-behaved’ dog may be an
exception, but that doesn’t
mean we should let all animals
who are well-behaved run
free,” Venier said.
“He did request that the city
look at a permit process for pet
owners to apply for to let their
pets off a leash if they met cer-
tain criteria and meet with the
police department,” Venier
“Before we go that route, I’d
rather see us look into creating
a dog park. I know we’d have
to worry about clean-up, but it
makes more sense than to per-
mit dogs,” Mayor Bruce Bebo
said. “We could permit some-
one’s ‘well-behaved’ dog and
pretty soon we’re hearing from
owners, ‘The city gave me a
permit. Not my fault my dog
bit him.’”
Police Chief Forrest Henrik-
sen also expressed disinterest
in issuing animal permits.
“I’m not interested in issu-
ing permits for pet owners.
That would open a whole can
of worms. Owners can’t neces-
sarily say, ‘My dog never
bites.’ It can happen. It’s a
huge liability issue,” Henrik-
sen said.
Venier said the city would
have to investigate how many
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The United Way of McLeod
County announced that its
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Li-
brary program was recently
awarded a grant from Target
In recognition of the efforts
of the United Way of McLeod
County in child development,
the grant will be used to sup-
port the nearly 1,000 children
residing in McLeod County
who are enrolled in the organi-
zation’s Dolly Parton’s Imagi-
nation Library program.
“We are so grateful that Tar-
get has partnered with us to
promote our Dolly Parton’s
Imagination Library initia-
tive,” said Paul Thompson, ex-
ecutive director, United Way
of McLeod County. “Time and
again, Target and its employ-
ees have shown a philan-
thropic mind-set in their giving
and volunteering throughout
the area.”
The grant is part of Target’s
ongoing efforts to build strong,
safe and healthy communities
across the country. These ef-
forts include Target’s long his-
tory of giving 5 percent of its
profit to communities, which
today equals more than $4 mil-
lion every week.
As part of this commitment,
Target is on track to give $1
billion for education by the
end of 2015 to help kids learn,
schools teach and parents and
caring adults engage.
“At Target, we are commit-
ted to serving local communi-
ties where we do business,”
said Laysha Ward, president,
community relations, Target.
“That’s why we are proud to
partner with the United Way of
McLeod County as we work to
strengthen communities and
enrich the lives of our guests
and team members.”
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Bartons donate to Legion
At the Aug. 19 monthly meeting of the Silver Lake Ameri-
can Legion, Barry Barton (right) presented a check in the
amount of $1,050 to Leon Pesina (left) and the Legion
Color Guard on behalf of the Barton family, and in memory
of Harold Barton. Also present were Sharon Barton and
Bill Barton. Harold Barton was a 67-continous-year mem-
ber of the Silver Lake Post and served honorably in the
U.S. Army during World War II. Barry Barton shared some
of Harold Barton’s military history and Harold’s love of
time spent during Legion steak frys and Veterans Day din-
ners. Pesina said the money would help fund the uniform
upgrade project of new color guard shirts. With patches
and embroidery added to the cost of the shirts them-
selves, each shirt will be close to $100 and there are 28
active color guard members.
SL golf tourney set Aug. 24
On Saturday, Aug. 24, the Silver Lake Lake Enhance-
ment Association is hosting its annual golf tournament at
Shadowbrooke Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
This is a four-person scramble tournament and the regis-
tration fee is $65 per person ($260 per team). The fee in-
cludes 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, door prizes and
awards. Registration forms can be picked up at the Silver
Lake Liquor Store or Silver Lake City Hall. Send forms
and checks to: SL Lake Enhancement Assocation, Attn:
Golf Tourn., PO Box 384, Silver Lake, MN 55381. For
more information, call 320-327-3157 or 320-327-2412. All
proceeds go toward trail and pier projects around the lake.
Bell ringers at Cedar Crest
On Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m., the Oaks and Pines bell
ringers will perform at Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake.
The public is invited to attend.
Degree of Honor to meet
Degree of Honor No. 182 will hold a social meeting on
Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m., in the Silver Lake Audito-
Fall citywide garage sales
The Silver Lake fall citywide garage sale dates are set
for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-24. See ads in
this week’s Silver Lake Leader.
Tip night for CRHH set Aug. 26
Crow River Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a tip
night at Unhinged! Pizza in Glencoe on Monday, Aug. 26,
from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to-
ward construction of a home for the Karen Klimp family
in Hutchinson.
GSL Pepfest set for Aug. 28
The annual Glencoe-Silver Lake community pepfest,
sponsored by the GSL Panther Booster Club, will be held
Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m., in the parking lot of the
Glencoe Event Center. A program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Food vendors also will be there.
Music by Pond set Aug. 22
Grand Meadows Senior Living, 1420 Prairie Ave., Glen-
coe, will be hosting its final summer Music by the Pond
on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Featured entertainment
will be Chuck Thiel. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn
chairs or blankets and to enter through the front doors of
the building. Refreshments will be served. Come rain or
shine. Call 320-864-5577 with questions.
Upcoming Events
people would actually utilize a
dog park.
“We’d have to worry about
finding an ideal spot and clos-
ing an area off, as well as
maintaining the park,” Venier
Bebo mentioned an area
near the softball parks by the
pool, but Venier said the city
would need to be ready to ad-
dress maintenance issues, such
as the grass being killed from
too much dog “urination.”
“This is Minnesota. We have
to have something for the ani-
mals,” Councilor Carol Ro-
quette said.
“It’s something we should
definitely look into,” Bebo
Ordinance Continued from page 1
beat some nights and meet and
greet residents who are out and
about. Let them know you’re
here as a friend, not an enemy.
That’s what I mean about pub-
lic presence,” Nelson said.
He continued: “Let them
know you’re not here to catch
somebody necessarily, al-
though there are plenty of peo-
ple ‘to catch,’ but to show you
care about everybody. Not just
the people at the bar at night,”
Nelson said.
Bebo said the current per-
ception in the city is “almost
that we have two officers. Not
a chief and an officer. We’re
missing that presence of you
getting involved. It’s a percep-
tion, is all it is. I mean, you
guys are doing a great job,”
Bebo said.
“If you feel so strongly
about the 10-hour shifts, we’ll
do our best to get that
changed,” Henriksen said.
Continued from page 1
Aug. 26-30
Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Swedish meatballs,
paprika potatoes, spinach, bread,
margarine, ice cream, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Liver or pepper
steak, buttered boiled potatoes,
peas, bread, margarine, apricots,
low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Chef salad,
turkey, ham and cheese, lettuce
with salad dressing, tomato and
cucumber slices, muffin, mar-
garine, brownie, low-fat milk.
Thursday — Roast beef,
mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner
roll, margarine, pudding dessert,
low-fat milk.
Friday — Pork chow mein, rice,
chow mein noodles, oriental veg-
etables, mandarin oranges,
cookie, low-fat milk.
Pioneerland seeks increased funding from county
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
The Pioneerland Library
System is seeking $193,138 in
funding from McLeod County
for 2014, a 3 percent increase,
or $5,625, over 2013. Accord-
ing to statistics provided to the
County Board, the library sys-
tem has not had an increase in
four years.
Jackee Fountain, head li-
brarian for Glencoe and
Brownton, and Pam Dille,
head librarian for Hutchinson
and Winsted, appeared before
the County Board Tuesday to
review library activities and
make the funding request.
Fountain said that while
total circulation of library ma-
terials has decreased, most
other areas have increased, in-
cluding the total number of
materials available, the use of
library computers, the number
of registered card holders and
the total number of visits to the
county’s four public libraries.
The total circulation has de-
creased to 171,039 from
182,853, but Fountain pointed
out that the circulation figure
does not include electronic
books (“e-books”).
The county libraries gained
1,150 new card holders in
2012, and saw an increase in
usage of library computers of
1,211. The number of visits to
libraries increased by 468 vis-
Fountain also said the li-
braries have noticed an in-
creased interest in reading by
“There’s been a big increase
in teen reading,” said Foun-
tain. “They’re getting back to
Fountain also outlined what
the libraries will do with the
increased funding, if granted
by the County Board, includ-
• Brownton: An increase of
its teen book and audio book
• Glencoe: Purchase of up-
dated medical books and in-
creases in its teen services and
audio book collections.
• Hutchinson: Updating of
computer information books
and medical books, as well as
beginning a teen program.
• Winsted: Increase audio
book and large-print book col-
Commissioner Sheldon Nies
said the library’s request will
be reviewed by the county’s
budget committee, and that the
county’s preliminary budget
will be adopted in September.
In other business Tuesday,
the County Board:
• Agreed to partner with the
city of Hutchinson for a trans-
portation study to determine a
route for a new “ring road”
that will go around northeast
Hutchinson. The total cost of
the study is $37,000, and the
County Board agreed to pay
$10,000 of that cost.
• Agreed to send two mem-
bers of the sheriff’s depart-
ment to a tactical officers
conference in September in
Kansas City, Mo. Sheriff Scott
Rehmann said the officers who
attend will, in turn, be able to
train local officers in the tacti-
cal procedures that they learn
at the conference.
• Approved annual school
health agreements with Glen-
coe-Silver Lake and New Cen-
tury Academy in Hutchinson.
• Approved buying 120 trees
from Kahnke Brothers of Plato
at a cost of $15,559, which
will be funded through a
Legacy grant obtained through
the Department of Natural Re-
Parks Director Al Koglin
said the county was approved
for a $25,000 grant, and the
purchase from Kahnke will
help provide trees for the fair-
grounds. Also on tap will be
trees for the county’s two
campgrounds at Lake Marion
and Piepenburg parks.
• Agreed to allow the Sno-
Pros snowmobile group to de-
velop a trail right-of-way
along the north property line at
Buffalo Creek Park, located
just southeast of Glencoe near
the airport. Koglin said the
agreement is for one year, to
allow the parks department to
evaluate the impact on the
Target, UWMC partner to help library program
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We were really spoiled ear-
lier this month with those
mildly warm sunny days and
cool, breezy nights, weren’t
Honestly, I didn’t mind that
summer was subsiding — I
was looking forward to that
breath of fresh air and the hint
of the coming autumn season.
But even though this humid,
sticky week brought a bout of
uncomfortable heat exhaus-
tion, it reminded me of some
memorable travel experiences
as well — particularly about
the time I was slightly insulted
by a homeless man in Costa
So this past weekend, I was
at the Minnesota Landscape
Arboretum working at the art
crawl event for Bonnie Mohr
and after our shift on Saturday,
my coworker and I headed to
Floyd’s Bar in Victoria for a
tall, cold glass of beer, natu-
Floyd’s outdoor patio with
its “tiki” theme and the sticky,
humid weather of this August
week brought me back to the
outdoor restaurants sur-
rounded by palm trees on the
Caribbean Sea, with their
wooden tables and boat-
themed settings in tropical
Costa Rica.
During my time traveling in
Central America, I met a lot of
people, including colorful lo-
cals selling handmade jewelry,
homemade pizzas, bags of
water and shark tooth neck-
Of course, we also ran into
quite a few homeless people
who played music or per-
formed magic tricks, looking
for a dollar or two.
So one afternoon there, after
my friend Brent and I
snorkeled on the reef, sunned
ourselves on the black sand
beaches, and enjoyed authen-
tic jerk chicken, I wasn’t sur-
prised when we ran into a
shabby looking older man on
our way back to the hostel.
He was a skinny old man,
with dark, tanned skin, bright
white hair, and a bright, white,
scraggly beard.
He was very funny and talk-
ative, and he told a few jokes.
He asked us about our trip,
where we were from, and he
proceeded to show us a few
card tricks.
Because we were used to
these encounters, we started to
walk away casually to get to
the hostel, and, of course, he
kept following us and asked
for a tip for his magic tricks
and jokes.
In these situations, I usually
tried to give 500 colones (the
equivalent of $1 in the United
States) to get the jokers off our
backs, but we didn’t have any
money on us after spending it
on the chicken and other sou-
So he then asked us,
“What’s the difference be-
tween a Minnesotan and a
canoe?” and when I said I did-
n’t know, he yelled, “A canoe
He threw his head back and
let out a loud, toothless cackle,
and I just sheepishly laughed
and headed onward.
He started to sing and as he
headed away from us to the
next group of travelers, I could
hear echoes of “A canoe tips!
A canoe tips!”
To this day, I still can hear
that man’s scratchy cackle and
see his fluorescent beard, and
I remember to always have
cash on hand in the event of a
spontaneous comedy or magic
Humidity reminds me of Costa Rica
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
75 YEARS AGO - AUG. 27, 1938 — The
Board of Education of Independent School Dis-
trict No. 38 bought a new 36-passenger school
bus at its meeting last Saturday when bids for
the purchase of a school bus body were opened.
At Monday night’s meeting, when bids for fur-
nishing chassis and driver service were opened,
the contract was awarded to Orrin Hager, who
had the lowest bid of the three bids submitted.
Orrin will purchase a new chassis on which the
body will be mounted in the city, and the new
outfit is expected to be here next week.
Silver Lake’s 18th annual Community Fair
opens on Wednesday, Aug. 31, and continues
through Thursday, Sept. 1, at the public school
grounds with entertainment, a dance each night
of the fair, a carnival, free acts and a complete
display of community field crops, garden veg-
etables, fruits, home canning and baking,
needlework, etc. Music during the fair will be
by the Silver Lake Band, under the direction of
B.W. Stibal. The Citizens State Bank of Silver
Lake is offering $5 in cash as first prize and the
Community Fair will give $3 as second prize
and $2 as third prize for the best display booths
of local merchants and dealers on the fair
grounds. Jack’s Café is offering a Hot Bouja
special during the Community Fair, plus he will
give away two cases of beer each night of the
fair. Winner must be present at the time of the
Stop in at Navratil’s Service Station during
the Community Fair and fill your tank for 15.5¢
a gallon with tax paid.
Milton Hakel is attending Dunwoody Insti-
tute, taking a course in newspaper printing.
Joseph Wozniak has an 80-acre farm, five
miles north of Silver Lake, for sale.
50 YEARS AGO - AUG. 22, 1963 — The
junior and senior high school students attending
Silver Lake Public School this fall will register
for classes on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 22-23.
The fall term begins on Sept. 3.
St. Joseph Church is sponsoring its Fall Fes-
tival and Bazaar on Sunday, Aug. 25, with the
ladies of the parish serving a chicken dinner and
supper in the church dining hall. A wide range
of activities is planned for the day.
Eleven Silver Lake High School FFA mem-
bers participated in a tractor driving contest on
Saturday, Aug. 13. Bruce Svanda placed first,
Kenneth Kaczmarek placed second and third
place was a tie between Roger Korista and
Duane Yurek.
Donald Radoush returned home from France
the latter part of July after serving for five
months in the Army in Missouri and 17 months
stationed in France.
Pvt. Donald Kielas, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Kielas, is stationed with the National
Guard at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Friday night, sometime after 1:30 a.m., van-
dals destroyed 13 flashing lights used to warn
drivers of road construction on the black top-
ping job of County Road No. 24, the turn-off
from County Road 2 into Korista’s woods and
south to Koniska.
The public is invited to attend the wedding
dance honoring Mary Ondracek and Leroy
Brelje on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Lake Marion
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Hakel, Jr. on August 21.
25 YEARS AGO - AUG. 25, 1988 —Con-
struction of the addition to the Silver Lake Fire
Hall began this past week. Juncewski Masonry
completed the footing installation and Great
Plains Co. will begin the side wall construction
of the metal building.
A drinking fountain at the Silver Lake Sports
Complex was given in memory of Henry and
Elsie Witte by the Witte daughters and their
family. Henry Witte came to the Silver Lake
Creamery in 1918 as an apprentice and re-
mained until 1921 when he moved to the Rich
Valley Creamery as manager. In 1934, he re-
turned to the Silver Lake Creamery and served
as manager until his death in 1948.
The Silver Lake Civic Association recently
completed a fundraising painting project. A bid
was accepted by Bill and Betty Polchow for the
repainting of Henry’s Corner by the association.
Hilda Wood, 85, mother of Mrs. Betty
Radoush, passed away on Sunday afternoon at
the Sundwood Care Center in Redwood Falls.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday after-
noon, Aug. 25, from the Christ Lutheran Church
of Cottonwood.
Mrs. Clara (Bill) Svoboda, 80, passed away
on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Milwaukee, Wis. Fu-
neral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 23,
from the Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church,
Silver Lake.
Emil Ardolf, 79, passed away at Willmar on
Tuesday, Aug. 16. Funeral services were held
on Friday, Aug. 19, from the St. Joseph Church,
Silver Lake.
Emma (Mrs. Bill) Maresh, 93, passed away
at St. Mary’s Nursing Home of Winsted on
Thursday, Aug. 18. Funeral services were held
on Saturday, Aug. 20, from the Holy Trinity
Catholic Church, Winsted.
Mary (Mrs. Eldon) Wraspir, 68, passed away
on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Hutchinson Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug.
24, from the Czech Brethren Presbyterian
Church, Silver Lake.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
Submitted photo
The Glencoe-Silver Lake 14U softball
team finished the year with an 18-10-2
record. The girls finished the season 17-
5-2 after starting out 1-5, and competed
in both the state qualifier and state tour-
nament, and finished 2-2 in those tour-
naments. Back row from left: Coaches
Jeff Monahan, Bruce Stifter, Dave Popp,
and Bryan Posusta. Middle row from left:
Maddie Monahan, Rachael Popp, Han-
nah Stifter, Miranda Grack, Sam Voigt,
Cora Kuras. Front row from left: Molli
Cacka, Colbie Kuras, Mac Monahan,
Maddi Posusta, Destiny Talbot.
GSL 14U softball team
Specialists can
help seniors
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-
800-333-2433, if one needs to
schedule help with a specialist
or volunteer at a different time
and/or location.
The Senior Linkage Line®
is a service of the Minnesota
Board on Aging and the Min-
nesota River Area Agency on
Aging®, Inc.
The following are standings
for the second half of the Sil-
ver Lake horseshoe league:
First, K&K Storage, 45.5.
Second, Silver Lake Fire
Department, 43.5.
Third, Mallak’s Excavating,
Fourth, Silver Lake Legion,
5th-, 6th-grade equipment pick-up set
Silver Lake Lions fifth- and
sixth-grade players can pick-
up football equipment (hel-
mets and pads) on Thursday,
Aug. 22 (tonight), at 7 p.m., at
the Hutchinson Recreation
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.
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-
Carver and McLeod coun-
ties will host a one-day infor-
mational workshop on Oct. 10
at the Norwood Young Amer-
ica City Hall Council Cham-
bers. This workshop will
introduce the Carver and
McLeod County Geologic At-
lases, Part B, Hydrogeology,
which were recently com-
pleted in both counties.
The Geologic Atlas is a
comprehensive collection of
maps and other information
describing the geology and
groundwater systems of the
The program will include
presentations and map exer-
cises in the morning, followed
by a field tour in the afternoon.
The program is intended for
county, city and township
staff, local decision makers,
citizens, teachers, well drillers,
environmental consultants,
planners, engineers, septic pro-
fessionals and anyone inter-
ested in land and water in
Carver and McLeod counties.
Registration for the program
is $10 and is due by Sept. 20.
Lunch is provided and copies
of both the geology and
groundwater portions of the
atlas will be available to atten-
To register for the program
or for more information, con-
tact Madeline Seveland at 952-
361-1026 or mseveland@co.
carver.mn.us or visit www.co.
The Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources com-
pleted the groundwater sys-
tems part of the Atlas (Part B)
in 2013. The maps of the
groundwater systems show the
aquifers, direction of ground-
water flow, age of groundwa-
ter, and pollution sensitivity.
The Minnesota Geological
Survey completed the geology
part, or Part A, in 2009. The
geology maps of the atlas
show the type of bedrock and
sediment beneath the land sur-
face of the county. Also in-
cluded are maps showing
depth to bedrock and aggre-
gate resources.
For more information about
the county atlas program, con-
tact Dale Setterholm, Min-
nesota Geological Survey,
612-627-4780 or Jan Falteisek,
Minnesota Department of Nat-
ural Resources, 651-259-5665.
Page 4 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, August 22, 2013
Silver Lake
Paul Pokornowski
320-286-6570 Cokato, MN
Brian Mikolichek: Owner • Bonded-Insured
Residential Remodel
Service Light Commercial
Complete Plumbing and Heating Systems
Air Conditioning Installation
Winsted, MN 320-395-2002
Plumbing & Heating
Submitted photo
The Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA organization
was granted $2,500 from AgStar Fund for
Rural America. From left to right are Zach
Pierson, FFA Treasurer, Kirsten Barott,
FFA Secretary, Becky Haddad, FFA Advi-
sor, and Paul DeBriyn, Ag Star CEO. GSL
FFA is using the grant money to purchase
learnpads and keyboards. Bringing this
technology into the classroom gives stu-
dents new and different opportunities to
The Glencoe-Silver Lake
FFA received a $2,500 grant
from the AgStar Fund for
Rural America, the corporate
giving program of AgStar Fi-
nancial Services, through its
annual AgStar Agriculture
Classroom Equipment Grant
Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA is
using the grant money to pur-
chase learnpads and key-
boards. Bringing this
technology into the classroom
gives students new and differ-
ent opportunities to learn.
“AgStar recognizes the im-
portance of ag education as we
look into the future,” stated
John Monson, chairman of
AgStar’s Fund Board of
Trustees. “These grants bring
opportunities to youth in rural
schools that would not other-
wise be available. We want
students who are interested in
the agricultural field to have
new and applied opportunities
to help them plan their futures,
and these grants make that
Since its inception in 2001,
the AgStar Fund has donated
more than $4 million to organ-
izations working to improve
the future of rural America.
AgStar Financial Services,
ACA, headquartered in
Mankato, employs more than
600 full-time team members.
The company is part of the na-
tional Farm Credit System and
has a public mission to serve
69 counties in Minnesota and
northwest Wisconsin.
The company has expertise
in the corn, soybean, swine,
dairy and bio-energy indus-
tries. AgStar has developed
successful programs in loans,
leases, crop insurance, con-
sulting and rural home mort-
As a value-added financial
services cooperative, AgStar
allocates patronage dividends
to its 14,000 stockholders. The
company is also committed to
giving back to rural residents,
organizations and communi-
ties through AgStar’s Fund for
Rural America. Visit www.Ag
Star.com for more informa-
GSL FFA receives $2,500 AgStar grant
Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl,
cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat
in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk
flour, baking powder, spices and salt; gradually
beat into creamed mixture. Spread into a
greased 9-inch square baking pan. Mix topping
ingredients; sprinkle over top. Bake 35 to 40
minutes or until set and golden brown. Cool in
pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars and store in an
airtight container.
Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Coat the inside of the slow cooker with cooking
spray. In a large bowl, beat eggs with fresh and
evaporated milks. Mix in uncooked macaroni
and 3 cups shredded cheese. Transfer to slow
cooker, and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Do not stir or re-
move lid while cooking.
Grilled Chicken Quesadillas
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Adobo seasoning to taste
12 flour tortillas (10-inch)
1-1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 onion, chopped
1 can (6 ounces) sliced black olives, drained
1 can (7 ounces) diced green chiles, drained
Place the chicken on a plate and sprinkle with
adobo seasoning on both sides. Let it marinate
for 15 minutes. Heat grill for medium-high heat.
Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on grill
and cook for 10 minutes per side, or until juices
run clear. Remove chicken from grill, and cut
into bite-size pieces. Place one or two tortillas
on the grill and sprinkle each with a thin layer
of cheese, chicken, onion, olives, and chiles.
Top with another tortilla, and grill until brown
and crispy on both sides, about 3 minutes per
side. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut
into wedges to serve.
Garden Tomato Relish
10 pounds tomatoes
3 large sweet onions, finely chopped
2 medium sweet red peppers, finely chopped
2 medium green peppers, finely chopped
2 teaspoons mustard seed
1 teaspoon celery seed
4-1/2 cups white vinegar
2-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons canning salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil.
Add tomatoes, a few at a time; boil for 30 sec-
onds. Drain and immediately place tomatoes in
ice water. Drain and pat dry; peel and finely
chop. Place in a stockpot. Add onions and pep-
pers. Place mustard and celery seed on a double
thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of
cloth and tie with a string to form a bag. Add
spice bag and the remaining ingredients to the
pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer,
uncovered, for 60 to 75 minutes or until slightly
thickened. Discard spice bag. Carefully ladle
relish into hot 1-pint jars, leaving 1/2-inch head-
space. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and ad-
just lids. Process in boiling-water canner for 20
minutes. Makes 10 pints.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
By Rich Glennie
t is a wonder any attor-
ney would wade into
the public defenders’
realm with the part-time pay,
large caseloads and added
stress, but Scott Nokes, 49, of
the Glencoe Law Office did
just that on June 19, when he
was named a public defender
in McLeod County District
He replaces Michelle Bar-
ley, a long-time McLeod
County public defender, who
was promoted to managing
attorney for the western half
of the large First Judicial Dis-
trict that stretches from Glen-
coe east to Hastings. She is
now based in Chaska.
Her area includes not only
McLeod and Sibley counties,
but Scott, Carver and
LeSueur counties as well.
Barley also is a one-half
time public defender for Scott
Nokes is not fazed by the
daunting tasks of a public de-
fender. He said he knew what
he was getting into, after all,
he had been a volunteer for
nearly five years as he
worked toward his law de-
gree, much of that working
with public defenders.
“Public defense is not for
everyone,” Nokes admitted.
He was among 68 attorneys
applying for the three-quar-
ters time position, and was
among the six finalists inter-
He was selected to join
Fran Eggert and Tiffany Do-
herty-Schooler as one of the
three public defenders in
McLeod County.
Like Eggert, Nokes’ cases
will mainly be gross misde-
meanor and felony cases.
Nokes said when Barley
left, he was given her 40 ac-
tive cases.
“Replacing Michelle Bar-
ley is impossible,” Nokes
said, because she was so well
respected by the court staff,
judges and other attorneys.
He said Barley was his men-
But Nokes also has experi-
enced the routine of being a
public defender when he
acted as “second chair” dur-
ing the David Bustos murder
trial earlier this year. He said
he worked on the Bustos case
as a volunteer for Eggert,
Bustos’ public defender, and
did much of the “research”
for Eggert.
“That was noticed in the
interview (process),” Nokes
said of his application for the
public defender position.
Public defenders tend to
stay a long time in McLeod
and Sibley counties, Nokes
said. “There is low turnover
in this area.”
Nokes said he originally
applied for the position cur-
rently occupied by Doherty-
Schooler, “but I had just
passed the bar (exam).” He
added he was glad he was not
selected at that time. “Now
that I’ve been here awhile,
I’m more established.”
He works about 30 hours a
week as a public defender, or
about three-quarters time. But
he actually puts in about 70
hours a week, and that in-
cludes his private practice lo-
cated across 11th Street from
the county courthouse.
“We say we are a private
attorney and do public de-
fense, not the other way
around,” Nokes added.
Because he was a long-
time volunteer, the transition
to the public defender posi-
tion “made it a whole lot eas-
ier.” He already knew many
of the key players in the court
Nokes admitted the volume
of cases for public defenders
“is challenging,” and it does
not allow a lot of time to de-
vote to clients.
“You need to be very effi-
cient,” with the time avail-
able, Nokes said, “and still
provide a high level of repre-
He said 22 years in the mil-
itary, along with the arduous
task of remodeling the former
theater into his law office, are
examples “that I don’t do
anything short term. I do
things for the long haul.”
Doing something a lot also
makes for more efficient use
of time, he added. “The more
you learn, the easier the
wheels turn.”
Despite attempts to in-
crease funding for public de-
fenders as case loads
increased in recent years,
problems remain.
Nokes said about four or
five years ago, there were
deep cuts made and a state
hiring freeze put in place for
public defenders. “It’s still
going on.”
And in some instances,
judges now need to appoint
private attorneys to represent
some cases, especially young
juvenile cases, Nokes said.
Those additional court
costs — about $75 an hour —
is borne by the counties,
Nokes added. Some of those
cases involve issues like child
protection or terminating
criminal rights.
His appointment as a pub-
lic defender is permanent,
Nokes said, and it is a state
union job.
“All out-state public de-
fenders are part time,” Nokes
said. Most are three-quarters
time. “I feel that’s (part time)
a strength. You’re not just a
public employee; you’re an
attorney first and a public de-
fender second.”
As to the responsibility of
being a public defender,
Nokes said it is “like one
against an army,” with the
state of Minnesota on the
other side. “It’s the weight of
the state on your shoulders.”
But he said a public de-
fender cannot get too “emo-
tionally invested in a case.
The ultimate client is the
Besides his duties as a pub-
lic defender and private attor-
ney, Nokes still teaches one
night a week at Brown Col-
lege in the Twin Cities.
New public defender
knows what he is in for
Scott Nokes
Geologic atlases topic of Oct. 10 workshop
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, August 22, 2013 — Page 5
27....Worthington ..............4:00
29....Mound-Wtka .............7:00
30....Chain of Lakes......11a.m.
03....at Delano ..................5:00
09....at Waconia................5:00
12....at Watertown-Mayer..7:00
16....at Orono....................5:00
17....at Mound-Wtka .........7:00
19....at Chain of Lakes......5:15
23....Delano ......................7:00
24....at Hutchinson............7:00
26....Marshall Public .........5:30
27....Mankato Loyola ........5:00
03....at HF Catholic...........5:00
22....at Willmar..................1:00
27....Worthington ..............6:00
28....Mound-Wtka .............5:00
30....Chain of Lakes..........2:00
03....at Delano ..................7:00
09....at Waconia................7:00
10....at Mayer Lutheran ....7:00
12....at Watertown-Mayer..7:00
16....at Orono....................7:00
17....at Mound-Wtka .........5:00
19....at Chain of Lakes......4:30
23....Delano ......................5:00
24....at Hutchinson............5:00
27....at Mankato Loyola ....5:00
03....at HF Catholic...........5:00
20....GSL Quadrangular..9a.m.
22....GSL Quadrangular..9a.m.
24....at N. Prague Inv......9a.m.
27....at Orono....................4:15
29....Mound-Wtka .............4:15
30....St. Peter..................9a.m.
03....at Annandale.............4:15
05....at Delano. .................4:15
07....at Brainerd Inv ........9a.m.
10....HF Catholic...............4:15
12....at Litchfield ...............4:15
13....at Hutch Invite...........3:00
14....at Litchfield Inv. .......9a.m.
19....N.London-Sp. ...........4:15
28....WCC, at Orono.....10a.m.
24....at NYA Jamboree ...9a.m.
05....at Montgomery Inv. ...4:00
11....at NYA ......................4:00
17....at Waconia Invite ......4:00
19....GSL Invite.................4:30
24....at Dassel-Cokato......4:00
03....at Litchfield ...............4:00
05....at Swain Inv. .............TBD
10....at Mound-Wtka. ........4:00
11....Waconia (homecoming)...
15....at Watertown-Mayer..4:15
27....at Watertown-Mayer..7:15
29....HF Catholic...............7:00
03....NYA Central ..............7:15
09.....Sibley East...............7:00
10....Mound-Wtka .............7:00
12.....at Dassel-Cokato.....7:00
14....Montevideo Inv .......9a.m.
19....at Orono....................7:00
21....Sibley East Inv........8a.m.
24....at GFW.....................7:30
26....Delano ......................7:00
01....at Hutchinson............7:00
03....Annandale ................7:00
08....at New London-Spicer .....
10....at Litchfield ...............7:00
18....Rochester Inv ...........5:15
19....Rochester Inv .......10a.m.
29....at HF Catholic. ..........7:00
13....at Annandale.............7:00
20....New London-Spicer ..7:00
27....at Litchfield ...............7:00
04....Spring Lake Park ......7:00
11....Waconia (homecoming)...
GSL Panther
Fall Sports
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
With a young team full of ex-
perienced runners, the Glencoe-
Silver Lake boys’ cross country
team looks to buck the four-year
trend of finishing just one place
shy of making the state meet.
“State,” was the answer given
by junior Brandon Richter when
asked what this year’s team goal
Head coach Jeff Delwiche
said this year’s team is made up
of some young kids who have a
lot of varsity experience, and is
excited about the upcoming sea-
“We have a good solid team
with potentially up to 10 runners
that may make varsity on and off
this year,” Delwiche said. “The
heart of this team is to make it to
state as a team and break this
four-year curse of always finish-
ing just out of the state spot.”
The conference looks to be
Hutchinson’s to lose, but the
team feels the next few spots are
up for grabs.
“I think we can be third or
fourth in the conference,”
Richter said. “But we’ll be in the
top five.”
“We would love to be top
three,” Delwiche said. “Hutchin-
son is the heavy favorite, with
Mound-Westonka, Orono and
Holy Family looking good, too.”
In order to gain one of those
top conference spots and head to
state as a team, senior Cody
Becker said this team needs to
start pushing each other.
“It’s always fun, but I think
we’re getting to the point where
the team understands that we
need to push ourselves while
having fun,” Becker said.
The Panthers look to excel by
competing against each other for
top varsity spots, something
Becker feels will benefit this
“It’s going to be a battle for
the top seven varsity spots,”
Becker said. “We’ve had kids
finish minutes before the second
place runner at JV meets, just be-
cause they’re trying to make that
varsity time.”
Richter echoed the senior’s
observation and said, “Before
the Waconia meet, when we all
got hurt, our JV destroyed every-
A number of injuries last sea-
son kept some of the Panthers’
best runners sidelined. But that
also freed up some varsity spots
for other kids to get some expe-
With a whole new season
ahead of them, Casey Shulz said,
“We’ll be good this year if we
can stay healthy.”
With only two seniors on this
year’s team, the coming seasons
should be competitive ones for
the boys’ cross country team.
“This year, the strength of our
boys’ team is the juniors, and
that gives us one more year next
year to compete with these
young men,” Delwiche said.
“Individually, Richter has an ex-
cellent shot at state, as do a cou-
ple of others as individuals, one
being Jac Chelman.”
The Panthers have a jamboree
at Baylor Park in Norwood
Young America on Saturday
starting at 10 a.m. The regular
season kicks off on Sept. 5 at
Goal is state for boys’ cross country team
Returning letter winners for the 2013
Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ cross country
team. Back row from left: Mitch Pinske,
Isiah Herout, Garrett Ober and Jac Chel-
man. Front row from left: Casey Shulz,
Garret Ardolf, Brandon Richter and
Cody Becker.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
Returning five letter win-
ners from a year ago, the
Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’
cross country team is poised
to move up within the Wright
County Conference.
Last year’s girls’ season
was highlighted by a trip to
the state tournament for Tori
Burr now leads a group of
girls with multiple years of
varsity experience, and will
look to move into the middle
of the WCC.
“I think we can shoot for
fifth this year,” Burr said of
the upcoming season.
That was echoed by head
coach Jann Savre, who said, “I
think we need to be in the top
four or five teams. Nothing
lower than five, because we’re
better than that. But we’re
going to have to work at it.”
The girls echoed their
coach’s opinion, and said they
will need some support from
younger girls on the team.
“I think we have to push the
younger ones who are kind of
inexperienced,” senior Mary
Roach said.
“And just keep everyone
moving on our varsity team,”
Burr said. “Because I know if
it’s more competitive, every-
one starts wanting it more.”
“We’ve got some runners
with a lot of varsity experi-
ence,” Savre said. “But we
also have some who haven’t
ran much at all. So the older
kids will have to lead the
younger kids.”
One obstacle the Panthers
will face a number of times
this year is top-ranked Annan-
The Cardinals have earned
two second-place team fin-
ishes at state the past two
years, and return all of their
runners from a year ago. This
season, Annandale not only
resides in the conference, but
also in the section, which
means the two teams will see
each other plenty.
Individually, Savre said she
would like to see Burr add to
her rap sheet of all-conference
and all-section honors, and
hopefully place at state this
The senior has made it to
the state meet the past three
years, earning 17th place last
“I put on 265 miles this
summer,” in preparation for
this year she said.
“I want to see Tori do well
at conference, sections and
make another trip back to
state,” Savre said. “I am hop-
ing her success will influence
her teammates, Kaylee Venier
and Jenny Illg. Those three
were consistenly our top three
runners last year.”
The trio will be counted on
heavily, but Savre said they
will welcome anyone who
steps up and performs.
“If others jump on, we
would love to have a crowded
bandwagon,” Savre said.
The Panthers have a jam-
boree at Baylor Park in Nor-
wood Young America on
Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
The regular season kicks off
on Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. in Mont-
Girls see themselves in
top 5 of the conference
Returning letter winners for the 2013 Glencoe-Silver
Lake girls’ cross country team. Back row from left: Tori
Burr, Jennifer Illg and Sam Dahlke. Middle row from
left: Kaylee Venier and Mary Roach. Front row: Taylor
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
Losing three outstanding
seniors from last year’s Glen-
coe-Silver Lake volleyball
team that went 25-4 puts a lot
of pressure on the returning
Clarissa Ober was a four-
time all conference middle
hitter, and earned all state
honors last season.
Setter Courtney Lemke was
a two-time all conference
player for GSL with over
2,250 career set assists.
They also lost Krissy Gar-
bers, who earned recognition
as an all conference honor-
able mention left forward.
Now leading the Panthers is
senior Stephanie Klockmann
and junior Lexi Kerslake.
While both are captains,
head coach Lori Schwirtz said
this team will look for Klock-
mann to “put the monkey on
her back, and be our strongest
offensive threat, and biggest
defensive player for block-
Schwirtz hopes that Ker-
slake will “step up with lead-
ership, maturity, and lead us
in sufficient digging, and
playing as an all-around
This year’s team was de-
scribed as a “scrappy” group
of girls by Klockmann, who
said underclassmen will play
a pivotal part in solidifying
this team.
“All the girls that are com-
ing up — all the sophomores
— they’ve been playing for a
long time. They’re pretty
scrappy and can hit hard,” the
senior said. “They’re all good.
That whole class is good.”
Sophomore Layne Her-
rmann will be plugged into
the setting position, “in an ef-
fort to build strength and lead-
ership,” Schwirtz said.
Returning at the defensive
specialist position is Cortney
Konen, also a sophomore,
who will see some opportuni-
ties to be a hitter this season.
Emily Muetzel and Maddie
Kalenberg saw time last year
as freshmen, and will be even
more involved in the rotation
this year.
Look for Erika Ribar, Tay-
lor Novak and Ryley Oliver,
all sophomores as well, to see
floor-time on varsity.
“We will take it one prac-
tice at a time, and one match
at a time,” Schwirtz said. “If
we continue to improve
throughout the season, we
will have a successful year.”
The game to watch is on
Oct. 1, as the Panthers travel
to Hutchinson for a Wright
County rivalry game.
“We lost to them seven
years in a row, and last year
we beat them in three (sets),”
Kerslake said. “They sound
about as good as us right now,
so it’s going to be a good
game, and I’m really looking
forward to it.”
Asked how long that game
has been on her calender, Ker-
slake said, “For about a
month now. Ever since the
schedule came out in July.”
The Panthers have a home
scrimmage at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, Aug. 21. The reg-
ular season starts on Tuesday,
Aug. 27, at 7:15 p.m. in Wa-
Volleyball team looks to be ‘scrappy’
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
The 2013 Glencoe-Silver Lake varsity vol-
leyball team. Back row from left: Madison
Kalenberg, Layne Herrmann, Stephanie
Klockmann (captain), Alexis Kerslake (cap-
tain), Olivia Sharpe and Erika Ribar. Front
row from left: Ryley Oliver, Taylor Novak,
Cortney Konen, Emily Muetzel and Amanda
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Submitted photo
Bebo second in pedal pull
Aaron Bebo of Silver Lake, middle, took
second place in the pedal pull contest in
the age 9 category at Farmfest in Redwood
Falls. The fest is sponsored by Minnesota
Farmers Union and Farmers Union Insur-
ance. Bebo now has the opportunity to
participate in the state pedal pull contest
in Hutchinson scheduled for Sept. 7.
Sharon L. Dahlheimer, 67,
of Silver Lake, died Sunday,
Aug. 18, 2013, at Hutchinson
She was born April 9, 1946,
in Minneapolis, to Raymond
Mankowski and Alice
Mankowski Martinson. She
attended Robbinsdale High
School, where she met her
high school sweetheart and
husband of 48 years, Les
She lived and worked in the
Minneapolis area until retiring
and moving to the peace and
quiet of Silver Lake several
years ago.
She enjoyed spending quiet
quality time with family, punc-
tuated with the sounds of vis-
iting grandchildren and great-
Survivors include her hus-
band, Les Dahlheimer of Sil-
ver Lake; sister, Pam Curnow
of Brooklyn Park; brother,
Rick Martinson of Brooklyn
Center; her son and daughter-
in law, Jason and Megan
Dahlheimer of Plymouth;
daughter, Wendy Dahlheimer
of Willmar; nine grandchil-
dren, Shannon, Jacob, Kayla,
Courtney, Jamison, Lauren,
Sami, Chloe and Aiden; eight
great-grandchildren, Sklyar,
Mya, ’Deja, Shany’ah, Kiki,
Lany’ah, Ariella and Gracie;
as well as loving in-laws,
nieces, nephews and a host of
long-time friends.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; stepfather, Leo
Martinson; daughter, Mindy
Dahlheimer; brother, Wally
Mankowski; brother-in-law,
Lee Curnow; grandson, Ian
Dahlheimer; and great-grand-
daughter, Amani Dahlheimer.
In accordance with her
wishes, an informal memorial
gathering for family members
is planned in her honor.
Serving the family is the
Maresh Funeral Home in Sil-
ver Lake. Online condolences
may be made at www.maresh
Sharon Dahlheimer, 67, of Silver Lake
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sat., Aug. 24 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., Aug. 25 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service
with guest speaker Dr. Doug
Vavrosky, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
school, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting
for Centershot graduates, 11:45
Wed., Aug. 28 — Prayer time,
7 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 31 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.
Sun., Sept. 1 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship and re-
freshment time, 9 a.m.; pre-ser-
vice prayer time, 9:15 a.m.;
worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sun-
day school, 10:35 a.m.; open
shooting for Centershot graduates,
11:45 a.m.
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.
Thurs., Aug. 22 — Pork chop
dinner, 6 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 25 — Worship serv-
ice with fellowship to follow, 10
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Aug. 22 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; Area Pas-
toral Council, 7 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 23 — Mass, 8 a.m.
Sat., Aug. 24 — No reconcilia-
tion.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 25 — Mass, 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 27 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.;
Parish Administrative Council,
6:30 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 28 — Mass at
Cokato Manor, 10 a.m.; Mass, 5
Thurs., Aug. 29 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 30 — Mass, 8 a.m.
Sat., Aug. 31 — Reconcilia-
tion, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
950 School Rd. S.W.
E-mail: infor@
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., Aug. 25 — Worship, 9:30
a.m. and 6 p.m.
770 School Rd.,
Kenneth Rand,
Branch President
Sun., Aug. 25 — 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., Aug. 25 — Worship, 8:30
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 28 — Family night
activities, 6:30 p.m.
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net
Sun., Aug. 25 — Sunday
school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15
1014 Knight Ave.,
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Aug. 22 — Glencoe Re-
gional Health Services long-term
care Mass, 10:30 a.m.; area pas-
toral council at Holy Family, 7
Fri., Aug. 23 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.;
staff meeting, 11 a.m.; no Spanish
Sat., Aug. 24 — Reconciliation,
4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 25 — Mass, 9:30
a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.;
Guadalupe committee, 12:30 p.m.;
Hispanic ministry religious educa-
tion registration; Mass at Seneca,
4:30 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family,
Silver Lake, 8 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 26 — No Mass;
gathering meeting in Renville, 10
a.m.; teacher workshop day; re-
tired priest gathering in Olivia, 4
p.m.; Catholic United Financial
Council meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 27 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.;
teacher workshop day.
Wed., Aug. 28 — Committee
on parishes, Olivia, noon; teacher
workshop day; evening prayer,
5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; open
house at St. Pius X, 6:30 p.m.-7:30
1215 Roberts Rd. SW.,
Rick Stapleton, senior pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship pas-
tor/director of
student ministries
Thurs., Aug. 22 — Youth soft-
ball at Roberts Park, 1 p.m.; wor-
ship team practice, 6 p.m.; men’s
softball, 7 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 25 — Worship, 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; adult growth
groups and Sunday school, 9 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 28 — Griefshare, 7
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
Sun., Aug. 25 — Worship, 9
a.m.; baptism of Maddox Johnson.
Thurs., Aug. 29 — Book club at
One Eyed Willy’s, 6:30 p.m.
Church News
Hannah Lea Hope Beckius
of Belle Plaine and Joel David
Jerabek of Silver Lake were
united in marriage on May 25,
2013, at the Church of St. Pius
X in Glencoe. The Rev. Tony
Stubeda and the Rev. Patrick
Okonkwo officiated.
Parents of the couple are
Tom and Sarah Beckius of
Belle Plaine and Gary and
Joyce Jerabek of Silver Lake.
The matron of honor was
Abby Chmielewski, and the
bridesmaids were Missy
Duffy, Abby Lundborg, Sara
Thomas, Tiffany Gilster, Jenna
Ahlbrecht, Rachel O’Brien
and Stacy Kramer. Personal
attendants were Andrea Ger-
res, Jenna Haller, Shannon
Leppert, Katie Dietz and
Jamie Beckius. The flower girl
was Briar Duffy.
The best man was Jon Jer-
abek, and the groomsmen
were Jason Jerabek, Jake
Beckius, Tyler Sonsalla, Matt
Roberts, Karl Wawrzyniak,
Nick Posusta and Matt
Maresh. Ushers were Matt
Graf, Josh Schultz and Jes
Soller. Ringbearer was Joey
A reception and dinner were
held at the Glencoe City Cen-
After a wedding trip to
Chicago, the couple resides in
The bride is a graduate of
Belle Plaine High School and
Minnesota State University-
Mankato, with a degree in so-
cial work and corrections. She
is a social worker at The
Lutheran Home in Belle
The groom is a Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake High School and
Ridgewater College, Willmar,
graduate with a degree in mar-
keting. He is self-employed as
owner of Perfect Touch Paint-
Beckius —
Joel and Hannah Jerabek
Search on
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McLeod Co.
Applications are being ac-
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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
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The American Heart Associ-
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Mrs. Minnesota pageant. To
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The current reigning 2013
Mrs. Minnesota is Andrea
Bennett Xiong of St. Paul. She
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Woman robs
Cologne bank
COLOGNE — Carver
County Sheriff Jim Olson re-
ports that on Aug. 15, at 12:30
p.m., deputies responded to a
robbery at Klein Bank, 210
Paul Ave. N, Cologne.
The suspect presented the
teller with a note demanding
money, didn’t brandish any
weapons, but implied she was
armed with a firearm. The
teller set cash on the counter,
which the suspect picked up
and then left the bank. No one
was injured during the en-
The suspect is described as
a white female, approximately
5 feet, 8 inches tall, and in her
early to mid-20s. She was
wearing a black head scarf, a
loose black blouse and loose
black slacks. She wore black
framed sunglasses with gold
trim on the temples.
Anyone with information re-
lated to this incident is encour-
aged to contact the Carver
County Sheriff’s Office at
952-361-1212 or 952-361-
1231, or call the tip line at 952-
361-1224 to leave an
anonymous message. The FBI
is available to receive informa-
tion about this case at 763-
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Garage Sales
11514 199th Circle- Thursday, Au-
gust 22, 5-8 p.m.; Friday, August
23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, August
24, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. Nice vintage
jewelry, $5 each; purses, $5 each;
clothes $1 each; furniture, antiques,
much more. 3-car garage full.
Sloppy Joes and lemonade, $3
(until gone.)
216 Main St. E.- Friday, August 23,
8 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday, August 24,
8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Downsizing sale with
a wide variety. Furniture, pool table,
beds, antiques, tools, canning sup-
plies, linens, dishes, pots/pans,
much miscellaneous.
312 Frank St.- Junior size name
brand clothing, purses, shoes.
Some furniture, pictures, wall hang-
ings, children’s clothing, toys, misc.
household, wedding dress and veil.
312 Frank St.- Silver Lake
Women’s Club GFWC Bake Sale
also BBQ lunch served at noon.
705 Main Street- Jon Jerabek,
Joyce Jerabek, Diane Hlavka.
Table and chair sets, night
stand/end table, electric dryer,
daybeds, loveseat/Hide-A-Bed,
men’s medium leather jacket,
purses, Christmas, Disney albums,
household, trellis necklaces, ruffle
900 Highway 7- Next to Molly’s.
Thursday, August 22- Saturday, Au-
gust 24; Multi-family. Quality teen
clothing, baby clothes and items,
antiques, vintage, household, furni-
ture, home decor, perennials and
Highway 7 N/Park Ave.- Thursday,
August 22-Saturday, August 24, 8
a.m.-?; ESTATE SALE (Chester
and Luella Kaczmarek) Watch for
signs. Furniture, bedroom sets,
dishes, pots and pans, glassware,
silverware/ utensils, vases, enter-
tainment center, lamps, miscella-
neous, free items.
Misc. Service
your place or ours. White oak lum-
ber decking and firewood. Give Vir-
gil a call. Schauer Construction,
Inc. (320) 864-4453.
Professional Caretakers on per-
sonal basis with reasonable rates.
Interior and exterior scheduled
cleaning, pet care, grounds keep-
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is seeking a qualified General Manager.
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Look for a listing of the sales in the AUGUST 15
Silver Lake Leader available at Kaz’s ,
Molly’s Cafe, Silver Lake Leader office,
McLeod County Chronicle office in Glencoe.
is currently seeking reliable
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General Production / Line Workers
Molding Machine Operators
Metal Assemblers
Woodworking / Finishers
Positions are long term to hire, based on
Local companies, competitive wages, weekly pay!
For immediate consideration for one of the
above mentioned opportunities, please call
to schedule an appt (320) 587-0400, or e-mail
resume to: tkorson@theworkconnection.com
Manufacturing and Carpenters
Lester Building Systems, a locally owned leader in the post-frame
building industry, is looking for people like you to join our team.
Manufacturing: We have full and part-time positions open working
in our Truss Plant (building trusses), Woodworking area (various saw-
ing and assembly operations), Yard (loading and unloading trucks) and
Maintenance area (welding, general tool, forklift, building repair and
maintenance). Prefer wood working or experience in a manufacturing
environment. Pay is based on experience and position.
Carpenter: We have opportunities for self-motivated individuals to
join one of our construction crew based out of Hutchinson or Glencoe
areas. Responsibilities are to prepare and complete necessary tasks
from basic framing to finish work for post frame buildings. Position
responsibilities vary with placement level and exp. and comes with a
$500 hiring bonus! Candidates should be knowledgeable, capable and
experienced in handling equipment & tools. Must be available for
overnight travel (per diem provided).
Full time positions offer a full benefits package (medical, dental, STD,
LTD, vacation, holidays and 401k).
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has an opportunity for a self-motivated experienced individual to lead
a construction crew in and around the local area.
Responsibilities include planning, organizing, and supervising the
construction of all buildings while supervising a 3-4 member crew and
ensure all safety policies and procedures are followed.
Qualified candidates must be knowledgeable, capable and experi-
enced in handling equipment and tools. Have minimum of 5 years car-
pentry, 2-years post frame and experience in a working supervisory
Must have valid driver’s license and meet driving criteria guidelines.
Position offers a $3,000 employment bonus. Pay is based on experi-
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holiday’s and 401 k), computer and company truck.
Additional opportunities exist for carpenters and crew leaders
in training located through out MN.
For more information or to Apply go online
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ST. PAUL — September is
National Preparedness Month,
a time for Americans to pre-
pare for emergencies of all
types, including ones that re-
quire blood transfusions. By
giving blood through the
American Red Cross, donors
help ensure an adequate sup-
ply is available.
Two area blood drives are
set in September. The first is
Tuesday, Sept. 10, from noon
to 6 p.m. at Peace Lutheran
Church, 400 Franklin St. SW
in Hutchinson. The other is
Thursday, Sept. 12, from noon
to 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity High
School in Winsted.
It can take up to three days
for donated blood to be tested,
processed and made available
for patients, so the blood on
the shelves is what saves the
day when an emergency
Currently, eligible donors of
all blood types, especially O
negative, A negative and B
negative, are needed for the
Red Cross to readily meet pa-
tient needs. Donors who gave
blood at the start of summer
may now be eligible to donate
Help the Red Cross be pre-
pared by making an appoint-
ment to donate blood. Visit
redcrossblood.org or call 1-
How to donate blood: Sim-
ply call 1-800-RED CROSS
(1-800-733-2767) or visit red-
crossblood.org to make an ap-
pointment or for more
All blood types are needed
to ensure a reliable supply for
patients. A blood donor card or
driver’s license or two other
forms of identification are re-
quired at check-in. Individuals
who are 17 years of age (16
with parental consent in some
states), weigh at least 110
pounds and are in generally
good health may be eligible to
donate blood. High school stu-
dents and other donors 18
years of age and younger also
have to meet certain height
and weight requirements.
The American Red Cross
shelters, feeds and provides
emotional support to victims
of disasters; supplies about 40
percent of the nation’s blood;
teaches skills that save lives;
provides international human-
itarian aid; and supports mili-
tary members and their
Page 8 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, August 22, 2013
This great page will remind everyone
of the great places to shop close-by.
Your business will have a full-color 2x3 (3.575” x 3”)
ad on the page in the Glencoe Advertiser on Sept. 15,
online on our Web site, and on promotional posters.
You will also be given the opportunity to have your customers register within your business for
CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES TICKETS, provided at no additional cost to you.
We will also be running reminders to stop and
shop at the participating locations in all of
our issues and on the web throughout the fall months.
Call today to reserve advertising space in this fall promotion!
Deadline: Monday, Sept. 9
Call 320-864-5518
Fax 320-864-5510
Ask for Karin Ramige Cornwell, karinr@glencoenews.com;
Brenda Fogarty, brendaf@glencoenews.com
Sue Keenan, suek@glencoenews.com
or contact: Sibley Shopper
507-964-5547 • Fax 507-964-2423
Ashley Reetz, AshleyR@ArlingtonMNnews.com
Fun Spots
Close to Home
Silver Lake Leader photos by Josh Randt
Interior work under way
While the outside brick work is on schedule for the new
Early Childhood Family Education/Reading Readiness ad-
dition to Glencoe-Silver Lake Lincoln School, the interior
remodeling work also has been progressing well. Demo-
lition work was done while the outside work was awaiting
proper permits, according to Michelle Sander, district
business manager. She said disputes between the state
and city officials over the building permits delayed the
start of the interior work. The old Lincoln Junior High
locker rooms and rest rooms have been gutted and elec-
trical work is being done. Both are expected to be ready
by the start of school on Sept. 3. A school open house is
set for Wednesday, Aug. 28. Sander said the contractor,
Black and Dew, promised the area would be ready in time.
Above is a view of the former kitchen area at Lincoln. That
room will be utilized as a new computer room/conference
room, Sander said. If a building bond referendum is ever
passed, the room would be the elementary media center.
Adjacent to this multi-purpose room is the science room
of Scott Eckhoff, she said. At the left is the view looking
down the new hallway leading into the future ECFE addi-
tion. Temporary doors will be installed as work continues
once school starts. The addition is not expected to be
ready for occupancy until after the first of the year. The
ECFE programs will be housed elsewhere in the Lincoln
building in the meantime.
The Upper Midwest finally gets another shot of summer
heat as our cool pattern has broken. Warmer temperatures
and added moisture have returned to the area as a more
southerly flow has taken over. Highs into the 90s early this
week will give way to slightly cooler temperatures as we
end the week, with another weekend warm-up.
A cold front should slide through the area sometime
Wednesday, bringing highs in the low to mid 80s Thursday
and Friday.
The southern flow returns for the weekend, possibly
kicking temperatures back up towards 90. There will be
isolated chances of thunder throughout the end of the week
as we will be near a frontal boundary. There’s a slight
chance of showers and thunder each morning from Friday
through Sunday, but no worries, each doesn’t look too well
organized, so it won’t be a washout.
And some models are hinting at keeping the moisture
away from the area, so keep posted to more up-to-date
forecasts. Have a great week, all, and enjoy the state fair!
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 56-62; clouds/thunder.
Thursday — Highs 78-84; lows 59-64; mostly clear.
Friday — Highs 81-87; lows 63-69; partly cloudy/ early
Saturday — Highs 86-92; lows 66-72; mostly clear.
Sunday — Highs 86-92; mostly clear.
Weather Quiz: What are some of September’s weather
Answer to last week’s question: Heck, why not ask it
early this year … when will we see our first snowflakes
this fall/winter? Thinking it might be a late winter this
year, so I’ll go with first snowflakes around Halloween and
first measureable a week or two after that.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Son born to Arandia family
Ruben O. and Sarah Arandia of Glencoe announce the
birth of their son, Peter Edward, on Aug. 6, 2013, at Glen-
coe Regional Health Services. Peter weighed 7 pounds, 8
ounces, and was 19 inches in length. His siblings are An-
gelina and Ruben D. Arandia. Grandparents are Ruben and
Maria Arandia of Glencoe, Lois Fasching of Winsted and
David Danielson of Rochester.
Son for Martinez, Alvarado
Daisy Martinez and Cesar Alvarado of Glencoe an-
nounce the birth of their son, Alexander Jesus Alvarado,
on Aug. 6, 2013, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Alexander weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. His older siblings
are Jaileen, Cesar Jr. and Brizza Alvarado. Grandparents
are Martin and Norma Martinez of Glencoe and Francisco
Alvarado and Petra Mendoza of Reynosa, Mexico.
Seth, Fisk announce birth
Tina Seth and Mitchell Fisk of Winsted announce the
birth of their son, Zack Owen Fisk, on Aug. 7, 2013, at
Glencoe Regional Health Services. Zack weighed 7
pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His older sib-
lings are Colby, Sarayah and Leo. Grandparents are Mon-
ica Krueger of Winsted, Bruce Seth of Lester Prairie, and
Ken and Brenda Fisk of Buffalo.
People News
September blood drives set for Hutch, Winsted
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