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Vol. 112 No. 38 • Thursday, September 12, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Single copy
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
here is a familiar
face in a new man-
agement position at
the Municipal Liquor Store.
After nearly five years of
full-time bartending, Jon Jer-
abek, 29, is now the MLS
manager in Silver Lake.
Jerabek, a 2003 graduate of
Glencoe-Silver Lake High
School, started at the liquor
store in June 2008, a year
after graduating with a bache-
lor’s degree in communica-
tions from St. John’s
University in Collegeville.
He said in the last two
years, the previous manager,
Jerry Quast, had delegated
more duties, which prepared
him for the manager position.
“In the last year, Jerry let
me do more as far as order-
ing, and he let me implement
my own ideas. I learned a
lot,” Jerabek said.
As a new manager, Jerabek
has some ideas to bring peo-
ple into Silver Lake, particu-
larly to the liquor store.
“I want to have more diver-
sity in our entertainment. For
example, last Saturday, we
had a live band here — the
Country Fried Grubers. That
went over really well,” Jer-
abek said.
He added that the MLS had
not seen live music “in years”
and that he is trying to organ-
ize more similar events to
bring in “people who don’t
often stop in,” he said.
“The band is from Glencoe,
and they brought people from
out of town with them, which
is good for business. We’ll
definitely host them again,”
he said.
Jerabek also just imple-
mented the concept of “daily
specials” again. “It was
something we used to do,
long ago, and I think it’s im-
portant to have again,” he
“And I definitely want to
do more sampling and tast-
ings for people,” he said.
He added that he also
would like to organize an
“open mic night” and book a
comedian for events.
“Also, I think it’d be great
to have weekly events like
the Legion does with Bargo.
That brings in a lot of peo-
ple,” he said.
Jerabek said he considered
starting a “trivia night. I think
that would bring in people
who don’t normally come to
the bar,” he said.
As far as the off-sales go
for the liquor store, Jerabek
said he is “really into craft
beer,” and would like to offer
more of a selection of craft
“We could become a loca-
tion for craft beer, and if peo-
ple know we have craft beer
here, they’d stop more often I
think,” Jerabek said.
He said that although this
job doesn’t necessarily utilize
what he learned in college, he
is getting experience in mar-
keting and advertising.
“And I’m learning very
quickly how to manage peo-
ple. I have to manage 13 peo-
ple and their schedules. And
with our new cash register
systems, it has been super
busy teaching everyone how
to use them,” Jerabek said.
“It seems like all the bar-
tenders are catching on
quickly and the registers will
definitely benefit the bar,” he
“(In managing) I’ve also
learned that there are always
people trying to give you ad-
vice on how to run the bar,
but ultimately it’s up to you
to improve the business,” he
“I’m most looking forward
to bringing a renewed spirit
to the bar. To revamp the
liquor store. Basically, I am
trying to create an ‘identity’
for this bar. I want people to
have something, to have a
reason to come here. I want
to make it a destination for
people,” Jerabek said.
New MLS manager trying to create ‘new identity’
Silver Lake Leader photos
by Rich Glennie
Back to school
at Helen Baker
Sometimes the first day of
school, especially for the
kindergarten students, re-
quires a bit of reassurance
from others — either par-
ents, older siblings, class-
mates or school staff.
Above, Anya Mattson, left,
and Hailey Hanson held
hands as they walked up
to the front door of Helen
Baker Elementary last
Wednesday morning. At
left, Louis Garcia walked
with his son, Aaron, 5,
across the intersection on
Aaron’s first day in kinder-
garten. The first day is al-
ways a mixture of
emotions for all involved.
But, as happens every
year, all settle into a rou-
tine quickly and the learn-
ing begins.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
In June of this year, Jon Jerabek started
his position at the Municipal Liquor Store
as manager, replacing Jerry Quast. Jer-
abek has been employed at the MLS for
five years, and is looking forward to creat-
ing “an identity” for the business.
GSL Board debate over
filling vacancy continues
By Rich Glennie
The sparring over hiring
procedures continued Monday
night at the Glencoe-Silver
Lake School Board meeting.
The issue was first raised at a
special meeting on Aug. 27.
At the center of the debate is
whether to fill the vacant assis-
tant principal position at Lake-
side Elementary, or restructure
the administrative staff by not
filling that position.
Also at play are the roles of
the School Board and the su-
perintendent in the process.
Can the administration post
the position to fill before the
School Board makes a deci-
To the majority of the
School Board, the answer is
yes. But to board member
Jamie Alsleben, the issue is not
so clear cut.
That disagreement caused
frustration for Board Chair-
man Clark Christianson, who
accused Alsleben of not com-
municating his intentions
“Where’s the Board’s role in
hiring?” Christianson asked.
He said a survey of 12 other
districts indicated GSL is not
usual in allowing the adminis-
tration to post a position as
soon as a written letter of res-
ignation is received from an
Christianson said his con-
cern is about delaying the hir-
ing process by waiting until
the School Board takes official
action at its monthly meetings,
or have to call special meet-
He said he wants a School
Board concensus supporting
the administration and policy
that is now in place.
But Alsleben said he was
not sure the survey of other
districts proves GSL’s current
policy is correct.
He said he is not accusing
anyone of doing anything
“wrongly,” and added he was
not sure there is a right or
wrong way.
Alsleben said, as a School
Board it is an “opportunity to
weigh in and give direction to
the superintendent. We want to
make sure the School Board
has an opportunity to discuss
matters” as prescribed in Pol-
icy 203.
By Rich Glennie
After tweaking the numbers
a bit, the Silver Lake City
Council voted Thursday night
to approve its preliminary
budget for 2014. Final budget
approval will come in Decem-
The total ad valorem tax
levy, revenues generated by
local property taxes, will be
$478,319, or about .76 percent
less than 2013.
The total general fund rev-
enues, including $208,209 in
local government aid (LGA),
will increase by 4.267 percent.
That is about $40,000 more in
LGA for 2014.
Meeting is special session in
the auditorium basement
council room, the City Coun-
cil approved setting the gen-
eral fund tax levy at $380,917,
about the same as last year, ac-
cording to City Clerk Kerry
Venier. Added to that is an-
other $97,402 in taxes for debt
service, or about 4 percent less
than in 2013.
The preliminary budget will
now be forwarded to the
county auditor and the final
2014 budget will be approved
in December.
It was noted that the prelim-
inary budget cannot be in-
creased before the final budget
is approved, but it can be re-
Mayor Bruce Bebo sug-
gested the proposed 2014
budget include an additional
$5,000 for costs associated
with the new county highway
shed now being constructed.
The $5,000 would be used
to pay for the city’s share of
the utilities to the new facility.
Venier said in exchange for
renting a portion of the facil-
ity, the city of Silver Lake will
snowplow around the shed on
top of paying its share of the
utility costs.
He said the $5,000 would be
split among the city budgets
— $2,000 each for electricity
and natural gas and $500 each
for water and sewer.
Also included in the 2014
preliminary budget is a 2.5
percent cost of living adjust-
ment for full-time city em-
Insurance was another big
concern, Venier said. There
was a big jump in police de-
partment liability insurance
coupled with the annual uncer-
Preliminary budget eyes
slight decrease in levy
2014 Budget
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On Saturday, Sept. 21, from
6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the fourth-
annual and final Wings Music
Fest will bring top-notch live
music to the Silver Lake Audi-
torium for a vital cause: cele-
brating life and offering hope
to those struggling with de-
Opening the show at 6 p.m.
will be members of the Mid-
Minnesota Concert Band. At 7
p.m., acoustic duo Electric
Guage (Ross Auger and
Trevor Klopp) takes the stage.
The Jason Schooler Band will
share its soulful sound at 8
p.m. and Battlefish, this year’s
headlining act, will unleash its
whirlwind of arena rock and
progressive jams at 9 p.m.
There will be a $5 admis-
sion charged to help cover the
cost of the event. Concessions,
pop and water will be avail-
able at this family-friendly
event. An additional $1 dona-
tion makes you eligible for the
door prizes, and you need not
be present to win.
The Wings Music Fest is
presented in memory of Joe
M. Chmielewski, a talented
musician who loved creating
music and building guitars.
On Nov. 8, 2009,
Chmielewski lost a years-long
battle with depression to sui-
This concert is a way to
honor Joe’s memory through
what he loved most: great
music and sharing good times
with family and friends.
For further information
please call 320-282-9871, or
visit the Facebook page,
Wings Music Fest.
Page 2 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Rich Glennie, Editor; Brenda Fogarty,
Sales; Alyssa Schauer, Staff Writer/Of-
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Thank You
We deeply appreciate all of the
kind expressions of sympathy in
our time of sorrow. Thank you to
everyone who sent cards and flow-
ers, gave memorials, brought food
or attended the wake and funeral of
Marietta Nowak.
We are also thankful for the spe-
cial care given by the workers at
Cedar Crest & Hospice, Fr. Patrick
for his visits and comforting words,
Fr. Paul and Fr. Mark Mallak for
co-celebrating the mass, the special
solo and organ music by Barb
Wawrzyniak and the Holy Family
choir. Thanks to Maresh Funeral
Home and Fr. Tony for their assis-
tance with the arrangements and the
CCW workers and husbands for
taking care of the lunch.
As you know, Marietta was a de-
voted wife and wonderful mother,
grandmother and great-grand-
We are blessed to have had her
love and presence in our lives for so
many years. Your loving support
has been a great help. Thank you
for keeping us in your thoughts and
As Marietta would say many times,
“Thank You - Thank You - Thank You.”
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‘Buddy Bears’ delivered to Silver Lake Ambulance
On Friday evening, members of the South Central Chapter
of A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota (American Bikers For Aware-
ness, Training, and Education) stopped by and delivered
12 “Buddy Bears” to the Silver Lake Ambulance. The
Buddy Bears are given out to kids in difficult and fright-
ening times such as an accident, fire, etc. Accepting the
Bears was Duane Wawrzyniak, Silver Lake Ambulance co-
ordinator. Members of South Central were Dan and Marie
Schrader, Peggy Sundin, Chad Webb, Amie, Huxley, and
Curt Schmitz and Chapter President Galen Sundin.
Wild West Day at Truhaven
On Saturday, Sept. 14, Truhaven Ranch in Winsted is
hosting a Wild Wild West Day full of cowboys, outlaws,
bullwhips, guns and adventure and reenactments by The
Regulators. The gates open at 10 a.m. and reenactments
begin at noon. There is an admisison. There will be oppor-
tunities for photos with outlaws, chuckwagon meals, shop-
ping, and pony and mule rides. Profits go to the Truhaven
Ranch equine rescue and youth programs. The ranch is lo-
cated at 23677 Cable Ave. in Winsted. For more informa-
tion, visit www.truhavenranch.org.
Museum program Sept. 15
The McLeod County Historical Museum is hosting the
“Minnesota Archeology Week: McLeod County’s Earliest
Residents” program in the museum educational media
room on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Senior dining birthday party
The Silver Lake senior dining site September birthday
party date has changed. The celebration will now be held
on Thursday, Sept. 19, and the menu includes meatballs
and gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, bread with margarine
and fruit crisp. There will be music and bingo. Call man-
ager Pearl Branden at 320-327-2621 or 320-327-2536 to
order a meal.
Legion monthly meeting set
The Silver Lake American Legion will hold its monthly
meeting Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Silver Lake
Legion Post 141.
Silver Lake Auxiliary meets
The Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary will re-
sume its monthly meetings Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., at
the Silver Lake Legion Post 141.
Legion steak frys resume
Steak frys at the Silver Lake Legion Club are resuming
Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call in orders by
Fridays at noon at 320-327-2404.
Degree of Honor to meet
The Degree of Honor No. 182 will hold a meeting on
Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m., in the Silver Lake Audito-
Gospel bluegrass at Grace
Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake will host “The Jor-
gensen Family” on Sunday, Sept. 15, as part of its Rally
Day service. The Jorgensens have been playing gospel
bluegrass as a family since 2008. Their ministry tagline is
“Loving God and others through music.” The public is in-
vited to attend. Grace Bible is located next to the Silver
Lake water tower.
Upcoming Events
Silver Lake City Council
Regular Meeting
Sept. 16, 2013
6:30 p.m.
**A portion of the meeting will be closed pursuant to
Minnesota law for the review of personnel**
Call to order:
Approve Agenda
Consent Agenda:
1. Approve minutes of the Aug. 19 regular meeting.
2. Approve mintues of the Sept. 5 special meeting.
3. Approve payroll Nos. 17, 18 and August Ambulance.
4. Claims to be paid:
**Mr. Robert Sopkowiak regarding American Legion up-
coming event.
Old business:
1. Final assessment hearing for Grove Avenue (CSAH 2)
improvement project.
2. Update on Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) project.
3. Update on water meter replacement project.
New business:
1. Commercial recycling clarification.
Department business:
1. Liquor Store.
2. Public Safety: Annual performance review for police
chief (closed portion of meeting).
3. Public Works.
4. Community Development.
5. Administration: Annual review for clerk/treasurer
(closed portion of the meeting).
Open Discussion:
4th-annual Wings Music
Fest set Sat., Sept. 21
The following are standings
for the Silver Lake champi-
onship horseshoe league:
First, K&K Storage.
Second, Silver Lake Fire
Third, Mallak’s Excavating.
Fourth, Silver Lake Legion.
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Well, after 1,800 miles and
a total of 12 hours of sleep in
three and a half days, I made
the trek through Wisconsin,
Illinois and Indiana to central
Ohio for the wedding and back
home to good ol’ Minnesota.
I’m not sure how many of
you have traveled east
throughout the Midwest, but
I’ll tell you right now, it’s not
that exciting. That is, until you
get to Granville, Ohio.
This lush little village with
its cobblestone streets has got
to be the gem of the state.
When I first mapped out the
trip, I was excited to see more
of the United States and
quickly realized life on the in-
terstate offers nothing for
views except generic gas sta-
tions, rest stops overflowing
with semis and trailers, and
corn. Lots of corn.
Of course, since it is me,
Alyssa Schauer, magnet for
bad luck, the trip had to start
out with some hassle at the car
rental counter at the airport. I
made reservations for the car
for $11/day through Alamo on
Hotwire.com and was so ex-
cited that I found a good deal
for my wallet.
Excitedly, I headed to the
counter with my reservation,
ready to hit the road, only to
find it declined since I do not
own a major credit card. The
salesman wouldn’t take my
Visa check card because it’s
not recognized as a “credit
card,” and I got denied the
They referred me to Budget
car rental next door, who was
able to take check cards with a
minimum $300 deposit, so
imagine me frantically carry-
ing my luggage around, wait-
ing in line, red-faced, on the
verge of tears, calling my
mother for assistance. I
thought Alamo could use her
credit card over the phone, but
“Nope. She needs to be here in
person,” they said.
So then I’m making a whole
new reservation, with more
costs and would you believe, I
accidentally signed up for
their “supplemental insur-
ance” at $45 a day? CRIPES.
I could have used that money
for a new muffler.
In the mess of everything,
when the lady at the counter
said, “Click ‘Agree’ here,
here, and here, and sign here,”
on the electronic document, I
didn’t think I was agreeing to
insurance. I thought I was
agreeing to the rules and reg-
ulations of renting a car.
Yes, I am naive enough to
think that the saleswoman
should ask if I want the insur-
ance, not automatically in-
clude it in the package.
I should have known, be-
cause the document was in
small print, and I could hardly
read the screen through the
scratch marks of the stylus
But with nearly 30 people
waiting in lines at the car
rental terminal, hustling and
bustling, and with the anxiety
of starting a 13-hour drive in a
newer car, I was besides my-
self and not thinking. A hard
lesson learned, I guess.
The fun continued when I
made it home to Wisconsin for
a pit stop and was locked out
of the house while my parents
were at work.
Usually we have a house
key in the garage, but alas! It
was missing. So like old times,
I had to crawl down the wood
shoot full of spiderwebs into
the basement just to get into
the house.
But, in the midst of all the
hassle, the trip was very much
worth it.
As I said earlier, Granville is
a beautiful village, with rolling
green hills, low hanging trees,
flower gardens galore, and
home to Skipping Rock Farm,
the bewitching location of the
As an usher, it was my job
to hand out programs, and lead
guests along the trail through
the woods, near the pond, over
the wooden bridge underneath
the willow trees to the scene of
the wedding.
There were tall cattails and
orange wildflowers along the
trail and tea light candles in
mason jars lighting the path;
rows of white chairs in front of
a rustic, white wooden shed
with stained glass windows
where the vows were read and
the marriage made official; a
big white tent alongside the
woods home to a red-brick
oven where we were served a
buffet of wood-fired pizza,
tortellini salad, and jelly-filled
cupcakes; and there was the
glow of a bonfire in the heart
of the woods, where wooden
skewers laid on the benches,
next to glass jars of graham
crackers, marshmallows and
chocolate squares for S’mores.
It was an enchanting
evening, and a day I’ll never
forget. To travel cross-country
to see my best friends from
high school again, dance with
them for hours under the stars,
and to be part of one of the
most beautiful, romantic wed-
dings I have ever been to was
worth spending two nights
sleeping uncomfortably in the
car at a rest stop with noisy
semis, one night in a dumpy,
shabby Econo Lodge, the
$150 in gas, the multiple stops
at McDonald’s along the way,
the frequent teasing about my
Minnesotan accent, and even
the mistake of checking into
the wrong hotel from what my
reservations were.
It is truly the little things
that make problematic, stress-
ful situations tolerable in life.
And a little trouble makes for
a good story, right?
Despite hassles, it was well worth it
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
75 YEARS AGO - SEPT. 17, 1938 —The
village council approved a motion to contact
Mr. Juul of Hutchinson to contract for a water
main to be laid from the George Miskovsky cor-
ner to the Charles Ruzicka corner.
The Presbyterian Ladies Aid will sponsor a
food sale on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Lowy’s
The McLeod County Fair will be held in
Hutchinson Sept. 19-22.
A.L. Danek Hardware Store is holding Cop-
per Clad Range Week Sept. 17-24. When you
buy a Copper Clad range, you will receive a
beautiful eight-piece set of enamelware free, a
retail value of $10.
Come in to the E.J. Nuwash Furniture Store
and see the seven latest styles in smart linoleum
floors by Armstrong.
Joseph Evinski has for sale a 40-acre farm
with good buildings located 2-1/4 miles east of
Silver Lake.
Louis Nowak has fresh sorghum for sale at
75¢ a gallon.
Some of the specials at The Quality Food
Store include: 20 pound average sweet and ripe
watermelons, 15¢ each; 5 pound box of maca-
roni or spaghetti, 29¢; seedless raisins, 2 pound
box 15¢; summer sausage, 21¢ a pound; seed-
less grapes, 2 pounds for 15¢; large cauliflower,
13¢ each; large package of Oxydol, 19¢.
Mrs. Frank (Peggy Grzeskowiak) Witucki,
65, died on Sunday at the Anoka Hospital. Fu-
neral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at
the St. Stanislaus Church in Bowlus.
On Monday morning, Sept. 12, at the Church
of St. Joseph, Mary Brown became the bride of
Bernard Rush.
50 YEARS AGO - SEPT. 12, 1963 — A
major change in a business landmark is occur-
ring as Clarence Ruzicka is removing the west
storage room of his supermarket. The ware-
house will be replaced with a new modern 18-
by-70-foot addition.
Pvt. Roger Lhotka, son of Mrs. Mary Lhotka,
enlisted into the Army, recently leaving for Fort
Leonard Wood, Mo. Pvt. E2 Virgil Vacek, son
of Mr. and Mrs. James Vacek, is receiving his
basic training with the National Guard at Fort
Leonard Wood, Mo.
Janet Nawrocki, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al
Nawrocki, was awarded her stewardess wings
with Northwest Airlines.
Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Yukel were honored on
their silver wedding anniversary with an open
house at their home on Sunday, Sept. 1.
Mrs. Sylvia (Pulkrabek) Caldwell died Sept.
8 at Doctors Hospital, Seattle, Wash.
Mrs. Anna Rozlivka, 96, passed away on
Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Glencoe Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Saturday morn-
ing, Sept. 14, at the Church of St. Joseph.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Ruz-
icka on Aug. 27.
25 YEARS AGO - SEPT. 15, 1988 — Fil-
ings for city offices closed on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Incumbent Mayor Duane Yurek filed for re-
election and is the only one to file for the posi-
tion. Filing for the four-year term of two
councilmen were Dale Miska and Henry Shi-
manski, both incumbents. Filing for a two-year
term, the unexpired term of Duane Jaskowiak,
were Gary Rannow, Dale Nowak and Harold
Nowak. The position is presently held by
Harold Nowak.
The Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church will
hold a chicken dinner on Saturday evening,
Sept. 17.
Gordon Mikulichek and his crew tore down
the building formerly housing My Sister’s
Place. The Silver Lake American Legion owns
the property and will use the area as a parking
Joe J. Micka was among the honorably dis-
charged U.S. veterans who served in France
from April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, to re-
ceived a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf
of the French government.
The Silver Lake Fire Department was called
out last Tuesday and Wednesday to controlled
fires that got out of control. On Tuesday at 3:30
p.m., they were called to the Les Forman farm
on Highway 7 East when sparks jumped to the
roof of a barn while burning some old buildings.
On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., a fire from the pre-
vious day at the Tom Holsapple home rekindled
in some scrapwood and sawdust.
Darlene Mielke, daughter of Don and Martha
Mielke, has been selected as an Outstanding
College Student of America.
Rose Francis, 84, passed away on Sunday,
Sept. 4, at her home in Hutchinson. Funeral
services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from
the Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church in Sil-
ver Lake.
Walter Schumann, 72, passed away on Mon-
day evening, Sept. 5, at his residence in
Hutchinson. Funeral services were held on
Thursday, Sept. 8, from the Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Acoma Township.
The public is invited to attend the wedding
dance honoring JoAnn Eischens and Duane
Schermann on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Silver
Lake Auditorium.
A son was born on Sept. 7 to Duane and
Nancy (Chap) Ebert.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
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tainty about health insurance
How the new MNsure Mar-
ket Place program impacts the
city budget adds to the uncer-
tainty. That state program, part
of the federal Affordable
Health Care Act, kicks in Oct.
“There is so much up in the
air once MNsure goes into ef-
fect,” Venier said. It was not
sure if it applies to small mu-
nicipalities like Silver Lake
with fewer than 50 employees.
As to the Silver Lake Mu-
nicipal Liquor Store, projec-
tions in 2014 are for a $15,000
profit on revenues of
$556,000. Venier said, how-
ever, that is not enough to
transfer any money to the
city’s general fund next year.
At the end of the year, the
profits would remain in the
liquor store fund to build up
Venier said the liquor store
fund typically has a balance of
about $43,000.
New liquor store manager
Jon Jerabek is trying to get a
more realistic budget, Venier
said. The reality is either the
liquor store gets more people
in the door, or it raise prices,
he added.
“Jon (Jerabek) wants to
make it as accurate as he can,”
Venier said, and be able to
make budget decisions or ad-
justments in January and Feb-
ruary rather than in November
and December.
Bebo questioned the need to
cover “cash shortages” of
$500 in 2014 and $800 in 2013
in the municipal liquor store
Venier said the new policy is
that the cash register cannot be
off by more than one tenth of
1 percent at the till each shift
in the future.
Right now there is no policy,
Venier added. The goal of the
new policy is to “hold their
hands to the fire,” he added
about bartenders accounting
for the till’s receipts. “That’s
the goal.”
Councilor Pat Fogarty
agreed and added, while the
shortages are being budgeted,
Jerabek does not want any
shortages at the till.
Venier said the new policy
gives the city and Jerabek a
line when disciplinary action
begins. “Part of the (bar-
tender’s) job is reconciliation
of the till.”
Venier also noted that Silver
Lake will be exempt from pay-
ing state sales taxes on its pur-
chases beginning in 2014. That
amounts to $12,800.
With the new legislation,
Venier said the city needs to
tell its residents “that people
are saving $12,800 in property
Bebo said that is an expense
to the city, so it could allow the
budget to be trimmed even far-
“It could drop by $12,800,”
Venier replied.
“That’s good to keep in
mind,” Bebo said about ap-
proving the final budget later
this year.
“We’ll take it, but I’m not
sure how the state going to
cover it,” Bebo said of the
sales tax exemption.
Venier recommended ap-
proving the preliminary
budget. Councilor Nolan John-
son was absent.
The only other agenda item
was approval of a one-day 3.2
beer license for Holy Family
Catholic Church on Oct. 6.
That is the day of the church’s
annual bazaar, that includes
raffles, Bingo, pulltabs, food
and beer.
Venier said the church has
had the one-day beer license
for years, and there have been
no issues with it.
Board member Donna Von-
Berge added the resignation of
Michelle Wang as Lakeside as-
sistant principal right before
the start of the school year is
“a special circumstance.”
She said she did not ques-
tion the action, but wanted to
know if the district could do
without that position if future
plans are to consolidate onto
two campuses instead of three.
She said she was always
told there is never dumb ques-
tion. “If you have a question,
ask it.”
But Christianson said the
School Board needs to allow
administrators to do their jobs.
“I’m struggling a little bit,” he
added. “I don’t want the super-
intendent looking over his
shoulder with each resigna-
He also said he did not want
a special board meeting every
time an employee resigns.
“I want to be clear, we need
to abide by Policy 203,” Al-
sleben said about School
Board input into the process.
“When do you want the
School Board to approve res-
ignations?” Christianson shot
back. He feared micro-manag-
ing matters that are better left
to administrators.
Alsleben said the School
Board should accept the resig-
nation first, discuss it as a
board second and give direc-
tion to the administration.
“We are creating more am-
biguity,” a more frustrated
Christianson said. “Where do
you want to go? Where does
the superintendent go? I don’t
understand. It’s all about com-
munications, and you’re not
communicating very well
now,” he told Alsleben.
Christianson added the
School Board trusts the super-
intendent and administration.
VonBerge said it is not often
a “high position” is vacant,
and she and Alsleben were not
“questioning what the superin-
tendent does. We don’t want to
micro-manage. We’re just
voicing an opinion and asking
a question.”
Alsleben said the discus-
sions are good in that they are
opportunities for all the board
members to hear the questions
and answers “together and not
as six separate entities.”
In his report to the School
Board, Superintendent Chris
Sonju said the Lakeside assis-
tant principal position has
been posted and interviews are
being set up.
“Hopefully, someone can
start in a week or so,” Sonju
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Friends to
The Singing Friends Cho-
rus, a Central Minnesota
singing ensemble, starts re-
hearsals for the fall concert
season on Sept. 17. This 32-
voice community choir, cen-
tered in McLeod, Sibley and
Carver counties, performs in
many area communities. No
auditions are required to sing
with the chorus. If you are in-
terested in singing, come to an
open rehearsal on Sept. 17 or
Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in All
Saints Lutheran Church, Nor-
wood Young America. For
more information, call Diane
Hoffman at 952-467-3379.
Carlson’s Orchard
Bakery & Restaurant
is your
OPEN 10-5 Tues.-Sun. (Closed Mondays)
Oct. 5 Music, 11-3 George Jundt, Reg. Menu
Oct. 6 Music, 11-3 Benny Weinbeck, Reg. Menu
Oct. 12 Music, 11-3 George Jundt, Reg. Menu
Oct. 13 Music, 11:30-4 George Jundt,
Oct. 19 Music, 11-3 George Jundt, Reg. Menu
Oct. 20 Music, 11:30-4 George Jundt,
Oct. 26 Music, 11-3 Wally Pikal, Reg. Menu
Oct. 27 Music, 11-3 Wally Pikal, Reg. Menu
Weekend Hayrides, Straw Mountain, Picked or U-Pick Apples
North from Silver Lake on Cty. Rd. 2, follow blue signs.
The Silver Lake Senior Cit-
izens Club met Monday, Sept.
9, at the Silver Lake Audito-
President Genny Lhotka
called the meeting to order,
followed by the Pledge of Al-
There were 30 members
present, including one new
member, Carol Navratil.
September birthdays were
Donald Benz, Mary
Jaskowiak, Genny Lhotka,
Judy Penas, Doris Wraspir,
Gary Kaczmarek and Ann
September anniversaries
were Sam and Dolores Shi-
manski and Glen and Doris
Cards were sent to the Earl
Ehrke family and Dallas
The next county quarterly
meeting will be at Brownton
on Wednesdsay, Oct. 16, at
1:30 p.m., at the Civic Center.
Lunch committee for the
Oct. 14 meeting are Donald
and Margaret Benz and Alma
31 winners: Alma Ogitzak
and Doris Wraspir.
500 winners: Richard
Kosek, LeRoy Penas, Joanne
Victorian, Aggie Fiecke, Sam
Shimanski, Tony Victorian,
Betty Vejrosta, Margaret Benz,
Dodie Chalupsky, and Bernie
The next meeting is Mon-
day, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m., in the
Silver Lake Auditorium.
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Preparing for Life’s Adventures
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Hutchinson Event Center
8 ticket includes morning coffee, workshops,
speakers, vendor booths and lunch.
8:00 a.m., Doors Open
9:30 a.m., Keynote Speaker: Scott Thoma
Out of the Blue: 1968 Tracy Tornado
Workshop Topics:
What Do They Do at McLeod Alliance?
Pre-Diabetes: What is it?
Real Money Talk for Women
Getting More from Social Security
McLeod County Emergency Planning Panel
Tickets available at McLeod County Senior Nutrition Sites
Hutchinson: Hutchinson Event Center, Peace Lutheran Church,
Faith Lutheran Church
Glencoe: Glencoe Regional Health Services, First Lutheran Church
or call 320-864-7798.
Additional funding provided by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans,
Friends of GRHS Foundation & Hutchinson Health Care Foundation.
ticket sales
only by
Sept. 17
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sat., Sept. 14 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., Sept. 15 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service
— Rally Day with the Jorgensen
Family, 9:30 a.m.; all-church
potluck to follow.
Wed., Sept. 18 — Confirmation
class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.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.
Sun., Sept. 15 — Rally Sunday
service with fellowship to follow,
10 a.m.
Wed., Sept. 18 — Light supper,
5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.;
choir practice, 6:45 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 19 — Presbyte-
rian Women Bible study, 2 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 21— Wings Music
Fest, 6 p.m.
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Sept. 12 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; area wor-
ship meeting at Holy Family, 7
Fri., Sept. 13 — Mass, 8 a.m.
Sat., Sept. 14 — English bap-
tism class, 10 a.m.; reconciliation,
5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 15 — Mass, 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 17 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10
p.m.; Virtus training session at
Holy Trinity, 6:30 p.m.; KC meet-
ing, 7 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 18 — Anointing
Mass and luncheon, 10:30 a.m.;
Mass, 5 p.m.; grades one through
six religious education classes,
5:30 p.m.; grades seven through
10 religious education classes, 7
p.m.; confirmation candidate and
parent meeting, 7 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 19 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; meet and
greet at The Pines in Hutchinson,
11:30 a.m.; diocesan Hispanic
ministry meting in Hector, 1 p.m.;
CCW fall gathering at St. Mary’s
in New Ulm.
Fri., Sept. 20 — Mass, 8 a.m.
950 School Rd. S.W.
E-mail: infor@
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., Sept. 15 — Worship, 9:30
a.m. and 6 p.m.
770 School Rd.,
Kenneth Rand,
Branch President
Sun., Sept. 15 — 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., Sept. 15 — Worship, 8:30
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Sept. 18 — Family night
activities, 6:30 p.m.
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net
Sun., Sept. 15 — Sunday
school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15
1014 Knight Ave.,
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Sept. 12 — Mass at
GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; area wor-
ship meeting, Holy Family, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 13 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20
a.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 14 — Fall festival
setup, 9 a.m.; mothers group
rosary, 9 a.m.; mothers group
meeting, 9:30 a.m.; pre-baptism
session for Holy Family and St.
Pius X; baptisms, noon; reconcili-
ation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 15 — Fall Festival.
Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass,
11:30 a.m.; Mass at Seneca, 4:30
p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver
Lake, 8 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 16 — No Mass;
CCW fall gathering, St. Aloysius,
Tues., Sept. 17 — Morning
prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.;
KC meeting, 7 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 18 — Evening
prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.;
kindergarten through sixth-grade
religious education classes, 7
p.m.-8 p.m.; seventh- through
11th-grade religious education
classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; confir-
mation candidate and parent ses-
sion at Holy Family, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
1215 Roberts Rd. SW.,
Rick Stapleton, senior pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship pas-
tor/director of
student ministries
Thurs., Sept. 12 — High school
lunch, 11 a.m.
Sun., Sept. 15 — Worship, 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; adult growth
gropus and Sunday school, 9 a.m.
Mon., Sept. 16 — Women’s
discipleship, 7 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 17 — Women’s
discipleship, 9 a.m.; worship team
rehearsal, 6 p.m.; Moms Connect,
6:30 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 18 — AWANA for
children ages 4 through fifth-
grade and SOS, 6:30 p.m.; middle
school youth group, 6:30 p.m.;
high school youth group, 7:30
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
Sun., Sept. 15 — Worship, 9
a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 10
Church News
Recipes submitted by Doris Wraspir
Key Lime Zucchini Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
3 eggs
1/2 cup key lime juice
2 teaspoons grated key lime peel
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 cups powdered sugar
2-1/2 to 4 tablespoons key lime juice
1 teaspoon grated key lime peel
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat two loaf pans
with cooking spray; line bottoms with parch-
ment paper. Spray paper; dust with flour, tap-
ping out excess. Whisk flour, baking soda,
baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat
sugar and oil in a large bowl at medium speed
2 minutes or until blended. Beat in eggs one at
a time, beating well after each addition. At low
speed, beat in 1/2 cup lime juice, 2 teaspoons
lime peel and almond extract. Slowly beat in
flour mixture. Stir in zucchini and pecans. Di-
vide batter between pans. Bake 50 to 55 minutes
or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove
from pans; cool completely on rack. Mean-
while, whisk powdered sugar and 2-1/2 table-
spoons lime juice in medium bowl, adding
additional lime juice to desired glaze consis-
tency. Stir in 1 teaspoon lime peel. Drizzle over
top of breads; let stand until set.
Eggplant-Vegetable Lasagna
4 to 6 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 large tomato, chopped
1 package (14.4 ounces) frozen pepper stir-fry,
1 can (2 ounces) anchovies, drained, chopped
1 cup panko (bread crumbs)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs, divided
1 one-pound eggplant, unpeeled, sliced cross-
9 lasagna noodles
1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
1 package (9 ounces) frozen chopped spinach,
thawed, squeezed dry
3 jars (14 ounces) pizza sauce
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat large skillet over medium heat until hot.
Add 1 tablespoon of the oil; heat until hot. Add
onion and celery; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until
soft, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook and
stir 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add tomato,
bell peppers and anchovies; cook 3 minutes or
until softened, stirring frequently. Place in
medium bowl. Place panko in shallow bowl;
place flour in second shallow bowl. Whisk 2 of
the eggs in third shallow bowl. Dip eggplant
slices in flour to coat, shaking off excess. Dip
in eggs, then in panko to coat completely. Place
on large foil-lined baking sheet. Heat 3 table-
spoons of the oil in large skillet over medium-
high heat until hot. Cook eggplant in batches 3
minutes or until browned, turning once and
adding more oil as necessary. Drain on paper
towels. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat 13x9-
inch glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking
spray. Cook lasagna noodles according to pack-
age directions; drain. Combine ricotta cheese
with remaining egg in medium bowl. Arrange 3
of the lasagna noodles in bottom of baking dish;
top with 1/2 each of the ricotta mixture, egg-
plant, spinach and tomato mixture. Spread with
1/3 of the pizza sauce and sprinkle with 1/3 of
the mozzarella cheese. Repeat. Top with re-
maining noodles, pizza sauce and mozzarella
cheese. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden
brown and bubbly around the edges. Let stand
10 minutes before cutting.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
County to begin accepting
credit cards for payments
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
Residents will soon be able
to use credit cards at the
counter at county offices, fol-
lowing action by the McLeod
County Board of Commission-
ers on Sept. 3.
County Auditor/Treasurer
Cindy Schultz presented the
County Board with an agree-
ment with Point & Pay, LLC,
to accept credit cards at the
counter. Schultz said there will
be no charge to the county for
the service, although cus-
tomers are assessed a conven-
ience fee.
The county previously had a
contract with Official Pay-
ments of California to accept
credit cards over the county
website for such things as per-
mit fees and paying property
taxes. Schultz said that con-
tract will be cancelled once the
new agreement is in place. The
contract with Point & Pay also
will allow payments over the
website, Schultz added.
Asked if customers could
use credit cards at the Lake
Marion and Piepenburg parks
to reserve campsites, Schultz
said the county will need to
look into providing either In-
ternet or cellular service to the
campground offices in order to
use the service.
“We’ll get that worked out,”
Schultz said.
In other business Sept. 3, the
County Board:
• Asked Sheriff Scott
Rehmann to look into selling
five department vehicles that
are no longer in service
through a local auction serv-
ice, rather than through an out-
of-state auction service.
Rehmann said the sheriff’s
office has used a Wisconsin
service in the past because it
paid the cost of removing
graphics and re-keying vehi-
An issue, Rehmann said, is
that most of the sheriff’s office
vehicles are keyed the same,
and selling cars out of state re-
duces the likelihood of some-
one getting access to a car that
is currently in service in the
sheriff’s department fleet.
However, Rehmann said,
while the five cars under con-
sideration are keyed the same,
they are not the same as the
current fleet, so that won’t be
an issue this time around.
Rehmann estimates that it
costs about $500 for each ve-
hicle to re-key them and re-
move the graphics.
Commissioners indicated
that they prefer to do business
locally, if possible, and asked
Rehmann to sell this batch of
cars locally, then provide a
comparison of prices received
with that of the Wisconsin auc-
tion service.
Commissioner Sheldon Nies
also pointed out that Wiscon-
sin will collect the sales tax on
cars sold in that state.
“We need to keep that
money here,” said Nies.
• Heard from Highway De-
partment Engineer John
Brunkhorst that the Minnesota
Department of Natural Re-
sources (DNR) will pay
$5,000 for an “angler accessi-
ble” walkway and for fishing
habitat improvements on the
new bridge on South Grade
Road in Hutchinson.
• Approved annual school
health agreements (school
nurse) with Lester Prairie Pub-
lic Schools and the New Dis-
coveries Montessori Academy
in Hutchinson, as well as an
early childhood screening
agreement with the Lester
Prairie schools.
• Agreed to continue work-
ing with Central Applicators of
Foley to mow trees and treat
stumps in county ditches.
• Agreed to set up a special
revenue account with a begin-
ning balance of $10,000 to
build funds for maintenance
and eventual replacement of
the ARMER (800-megahertz)
radio equipment.
• Approved an agreement
with Annonson’s Air Broom of
Prior Lake in the amount of
$12,400 to clean the ductwork
throughout the Solid Waste Fa-
cility in Hutchinson.
30 attend SL seniors’ Sept. 9 meeting
to perform
in Glencoe
Bluegrass entertainers Mon-
roe Crossing, celebrating 13
years together, will appear in
concert at the Glencoe City
Center at 7:30 p.m., Thursday,
Sept. 19.
Named in honor of Bill
Monroe, “The Father of Blue-
grass Music,” Monroe Cross-
ing has an electrifying blend of
classic bluegrass, bluegrass
gospel and original music.
Tickets are available until
Sept. 12, after which prices go
up. Go to www.glencoemn
concerts or call the Glencoe
City Center at 320-864-5586.
Monroe Crossing includes
Derek Johnson, guitar, lead
and harmony vocals; Lisa
Fuglie, fiddle, mandolin, lead
and harmony vocals; Matt
Thompson, mandolin, fiddle,
baritone vocals; Mark Ander-
son, bass and bass vocals; and
David Robinson, banjo.
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P.O. Box 343
Silver Lake, MN 55381
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
It looked as if the Panthers
were on their way to avenging
last year’s losses to the Hutchin-
son Tigers after Glencoe-Silver
Lake drove 65 yards for a touch-
down in about seven and a half
minutes Friday night.
But the Tigers answered right
back with a 66-yard Robbie
Grimsley scamper on Hutch’s
first offensive snap of the game.
Grimsley set the tone for a
number of Tiger gouges into the
Panther defense, who shared
load with senior running back
Tory Adams.
The score remained 7-7 until
the Tigers ripped off a 14-play
drive to go up 13-7 at halftime,
scoring with only four seconds
The second half saw the phys-
icality of Hutchinson’s offensive
line come into play, as they
rushed for 180 yards and three
“It was definitely a ‘low man
wins’ type of game,” junior de-
fensive tackle Chris Lemke said.
“If you stood up, you got
knocked over. They were quick
and strong and well-coached.”
Meanwhile, GSL’s stable of
backs were held to just 75 yards
and no touchdowns in the sec-
ond half, while the Tiger defense
came up with an interception
and recovered one of three
forced fumbles.
GSL rushed 45 times for 177
yards, to Hutchinson’s 338 yards
on 38 carries.
“They overpowered us,” quar-
terback Keaton Anderson said.
“I was having trouble throwing
the ball, too, and I fumbled a
couple of times. I kind of let the
team down a bit, but we’re defi-
nitely going to come back
stronger ... They’re (Hutch) a re-
ally tough team.”
Head coach Scott Tschimperle
learned some good things about
his team, like the fact that Teddy
Petersen can play safety, but said
Hutch had the better squad.
“Petersen did a phenomenal
job,” he said of the junior’s 15-
tackle performance.
“There were some positives
that came out of there, but I’m
not going to sugarcoat anything.
Hutch is a good team, and they
were the better team,” he said.
“Those two backs are fast and
strong, and they keep their pad
levels low. We knew it would be
tough if our outside containing
tacklers didn’t tackle well, and
we didn’t tackle well from the
Tschimperle stated that the
“ship isn’t broken.” His players
just need to become “better ath-
letes” before this Friday’s
matchup with Annandale, who is
also 1-1.
The Cardinals trounced Wa-
conia 41-26 in the season
opener, but lost 27-18 against
Delano on Friday.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7
p.m. at Annandale High School.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, September 12, 2013 — Page 5
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Panther running back Jake Stuedemann
tries to find some running room, as
Hutchinson’s Robbie Grimsley (5) comes
up to make the tackle. Glencoe-Silver Lake
lost 36-7 as Grimsley led the Tigers on of-
fense and defense.
30....Chain of Lakes ........L,3-0
03....at Delano.................L,5-1
05....Hutchinson ..............L,3-1
09....at Waconia...............L,6-0
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
01....Worthington ..............4:00
03....at HF Catholic...........5:00
22....at Willmar ................L,3-0
30....Chain of Lakes .......L,4-2
03....at Delano.................L,2-0
05....Hutchinson ..............L,5-1
09....at Waconia...............L,7-1
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
01....Worthington ..............6:00
03....at HF Catholic...........5:00
20....Blue Earth................L,5-4
20....Sibley East. .............L,4-3
20....Jordan ....................W,6-1
22....Providence ..............L,7-0
22....Centennial ...............L,5-2
22....Mounds View...........L,7-0
24....at N. Prague Inv..........6th
27....at Orono ..................L,6-1
30....St. Peter .................W,4-3
03....at Annandale ..........W,6-1
05....at Delano. ................L,7-0
07....at Brainerd Inv ............4th
10....HF Catholic...............4:15
12....at Litchfield ...............4:15
13....at Hutch Inv ..............3:00
14....at Litchfield Inv. .......9a.m.
19....N.London-Sp. ...........4:15
28....WCC, at Orono.....10a.m.
24....at NYA Jamboree ............
05....at Montgomery Inv. ..........
..............(Boys 8th) (Girls 17th)
11....at NYA ......................4:00
17....at Waconia Inv. .........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.L,3-1
29....HF Catholic..............L,3-1
03....NYA Central .............L,3-1
09.....Sibley East .............L,3-0
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. .....W,34-7
06....Hutchinson ............L,36-7
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
Dropping five straight games,
the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’
soccer team will look to improve
after facing three very tough
conference opponents in the last
GSL went 0-3 in the past
week, which saw action against
three tough Wright County Con-
ference teams.
Dropping games to Delano,
Hutchinson and Waconia has the
Panthers at 0-5. Those three
teams’ combined conference
record is 5-1-2, so GSL will
need to improve as they will face
all three of these teams once
more in the regular season.
Though the Panthers have lost
all their games thus far, GSL has
been finding the back of the net
recently, with two goals in the
last three games.
Now if they can close the gap
between shots for and shots
against, the Panthers should
have a shot at a victory, or at
least a tie.
GSL travels to Watertown on
Thursday for a matchup with the
Royals at 7 p.m., before visiting
Orono on Monday at 7 p.m.
Waconia 7,
The Panthers visited Waconia
on Monday for a showdown
with the first place Wildcats.
It resulted in a 7-1 drubbing of
the Panthers, who now have a
goal in their last two games.
Perla Lopez scored in the first
half of Monday’s game, which
was 4-1 at halftime.
But three Wildcat goals in the
second half put the game out of
Hutchinson 5,
Hosting Hutchinson last
Thursday, GSL notched its first
goal against a conference oppo-
nent when junior Yocelin Lopez
found the back of the net against
the Tigers.
But the Panthers were outshot
by the Tigers, 31 to eight. Goalie
Zoe Christensen made 26 saves,
but Hutch’s Rebecca Rancour
was just too much for GSL, as
she scored four of Hutch’s five
goals, enroute to a 5-1 Tiger vic-
Delano 2,
The Panthers traveled to De-
lano last Tuesday for the team’s
second matchup with a Wright
County Conference opponent.
The girls kept the score tight
against a Tiger team that has
wins over Watertown-Mayer
and Mayer Lutheran, and a tie
against the WCC’s top team,
Despite losing 2-0, the final
score was promising consider-
ing Delano’s record.
Stephanie Garcia attempts to cut off Hutchinson’s Car-
lie Goranowski in the first half of last Thursday’s game.
The Panthers lost 5-1 as the Tiger’s Rebecca Rancour
scored four goals on GSL’s Zoe Christensen.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Madison Kalenberg goes up for a tip against Mound
Westonka’s blockers during Tuesday night’s matchup.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Tough conference has
girls’ soccer team at 0-5
Grimsley and Adams tackle the Panthers
Top-10 finish for 3
Panthers in first meet
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
The first big cross country
meet of the season is underneath
the belts of the Glencoe-Silver
Lake cross country teams, which
posted some very promising fin-
ishes at the Gerry Smith Invita-
tional in Montgomery.
Three Panthers finished in the
top 10, with Jac Chelman (sixth)
and Brandon Richter (eighth)
placing for the boys, and Tori
Burr (eighth) for the girls.
The boys’ team finished in
eighth place out of 27 teams, and
the girls took 17th out of 22
Both teams will run the hills
at Waconia on Tuesday, Sept. 17
starting at 4 p.m.
Leading the way for the Pan-
thers were juniors Jac Chelman
and Brandon Richter, who each
earned a top-10 finish.
Though, head coach Jeff Del-
wiche said someone on this
team needs to emerge behind
Chelman and Richter.
“Two people in the top 10 is
phenomenal!” Delwiche said.
“Five out of our top seven ran
really well. We’re just hoping
we can fill in that gap between
Brandon and James (Jac) and
the next group. To get to state we
need to fill in that gap. We need
to have a clear third and fourth,
and have them move up.”
One runner Delwiche is opti-
mistic will improve is Isiah Her-
out, who finished in 71st place
(19:56). Delwiche said Herout
got “trapped at the beginning,”
which made it hard for the junior
to move up.
But Chelman has faith in his
teammates, especially since this
was only the first meet, which
was held on a hot, humid, Sep-
tember afternoon.
“It was really hot that day, so
all of the times were still good,
but they were slow,” Chelman
said. “Our other five runners did
really well, but they need to get
their times up a little bit.”
The Panthers will get some
help in the upcoming meets, as
a pair of experienced runners
should be returning from injury.
“Cody Becker and Garret Ar-
dolf are running JV to earn their
way back on to varsity,” Del-
wiche said. “The varsity runners
know there will be two JV run-
ners pushing for their spots, and
that makes a big difference in
The varsity team finished with
215 points.
6.James Chelman 17:48
8.Brandon Richter 17:52
63.Michael Schaefer 19:46
67.Austin Schroepfer 19:52
71.Isiah Herout 19:56
73.Casey Schulz 20:00
100.Garrett Ober 20:30
While Burr’s eighth-place fin-
ish out of 163 runners is a good
start to her senior season, head
coach Jann Savre said “Our
girls’ team is not satisfied with
17th place.”
“We feel we can do better, but
are not looking back,” Savre
said. “We know that each day at
practice we need to continue to
work hard and look forward to
improving throughout the sea-
Kaylee Venier had the sec-
ond-best time for the girls, fin-
ishing in 89th place with a time
of 19:44.
Showing some promise at the
JV level was Annamaria Falcon,
who finished 13th out of 138
The varsity team finished with
392 points.
8.Victoria Burr 16:21
89.Kaylee Venier 19:44
90.Jennifer Illg 19:48
97.Erica Hecksel 19:58
108.Robin Swift 20:26
110.Tarin Michaelis 20:33
114.Mary Roach 20:51
Lady Panthers searching
for first win of the season
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
Losing in three straight sets to
the Sibley East Wolverines is not
how the Glencoe-Silver Lake
volleyball team wanted Monday
night’s matchup to go.
With a record of 0-4, the Lady
Panthers know that it is still early
in the season, but improvements
need to be made in order to turn
some close sets, and games, into
“We need to come out want-
ing it more, and we’re not fight-
ing the way we should,” senior
captain Steph Klockmann said.
“We need to play more as a
team. We play hard, we’re just
not doing what we need to do.
We need to talk to our setter
Head coach Lori Schwirtz
was unhappy with how her Lady
Panthers performed against a
team she thought they could
“This was one of our most
poor performances,” Schwirtz
said. “I just felt like we were a
step behind, not reading the
balls, and not executing. Noth-
ing against Sibley East, they’re
a much better team this year, and
they did a good job blocking us
at the net.”
Schwirtz acknowledged that it
is early in the season, and that
the girls need to be persistent in
order to turn things around, but
said they haven’t been playing
“We’re playing respectable
teams that are better than they
were last year,” Schwirtz said.
“And I still need someone who
is going to be out there with no
fear, and just take it to the house
and be a leader verbally as well.”
The Panthers are at Dassel-
Cokato tonight (Thursday), and
host Waconia on Tuesday, with
both games at 7 p.m.
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Lake School Board
School Board Proceedings
ISD #2859
Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota
August 12, 2013
The School Board of Independent
School District #2859 met in regular
session at 7:00 p.m. in the High
School Media Center. Board Chair
Christianson called the meeting to or -
der. Present: VonBerge, Lindeman,
Kues ter, Alsleben, Christianson, and
Twiss. Also present: Superintendent
Sonju; Business Manager Sander;
Principals Sparby and Butler; Betsy
Knoche from Ehler’s; Glencoe May or
Randy Wilson; Mark Bro derius,
Kirsten Barott; Technology Staff Mor-
ris; and Superintendent’s Secretary Pe-
Announcement: The next regular
School Board meeting will be on Sep-
tember 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the High
School Media Center. Reports: 2011
GSL graduate Broderius – how GSL
prepared him for college; GSL Chap-
ter FFA Secretary Barott – FFA gar-
den; Principals Butler and Sparby,
Business Manager Sander, and Super-
intendent Sonju. Committee Report:
Christianson – Per sonnel Committee.
1. Public Input: None
2. Alsleben/Kuester to approve the
agenda (6-0).
3. Twiss/Lindeman to approve the
consent agenda: July bills; regular
Board meeting minutes of July 8,
2013: Hirings: Kelsey Bussler as 6.75-
hour-a-day Paraprofessional in the
Special Education Program at GSL
High School; Alissa Vasek as 1 FTE
6th Grade Teacher at Lakeside; Susan
Kubasch as 1 FTE EBD Teacher at
Lakeside; Brandy Barrett as Long-
Term Substitute for ECSE Teacher
Kathryn Anglin’s FMLA leave from
August 26 through September 30,
2013; Brandy Barrett as Long-Term
Substitute for Kindergar ten Teacher
Kristal Wendt’s FMLA/ Child Care
Leave from on or around October 11,
2013 through January 21, 2014; Ma-
rina Roberts as Long-term Substitute
for School Readiness Teacher Britta
Aldrich’s FMLA/ Child Care Leave
from September through December,
2013; Kirsten Thisius as 1 FTE Phys-
ical Education Teacher with Adaptive
at Helen Baker; Taylor Melius as 1
FTE 7th Grade English Teacher at
Lincoln; Bertina Miller as 1 FTE 1st
Grade Teacher at Helen Baker; Andrea
Kuenzel as 1 FTE School Nurse; Res -
ig nations: Melissa Boyd as 24-hour-a-
week Paraprofessional in the Early
Childhood Special Education Pro -
gram; Jennifer Dahlke as 6.5-hour-a-
day Paraprofessional in the Spe cial
Education Program at Helen Baker;
Chelsea Lindeman as 1 FTE Phy Ed
Teacher with Adaptive at Helen Baker;
Kay Wilson as Co-Director of the Fall
Musical; Chris Moelter as JV Gym-
nastics Coach; Lindsey Randt as 8th
Grade Volleyball Coach; Sarah
Schoon as 7th Grade Softball Coach;
Mike Coddington as Assistant
Wrestling Coach; Mike Coddington as
Assistant Girls’ Track Coach; Craig
Brenner as Assistant Golf Coach.
Transfers: Tristan Sprengeler to 24-
hour-a-week Paraprofessional in the
Early Childhood Special Education
Program at Lincoln; Carol Silus to
6.75-hour-a-day Paraprofessional in
the ICU Program at Lincoln Junior
High/ GSL High School; Steve Davis
to 1 FTE Title I Teacher at Helen
Baker Elementary; Leave Requests:
Jess Neid, Health As sistant at Lincoln
Junior High/GSL High School, re-
quests Child Care Leave the month of
September, 2013; Kathryn Anglin,
Early Childhood Special Education
Teach er at Lincoln Junior High, re-
quests an additional week of FMLA/
Child Care Leave through September
30, 2013; Extracurricular Assignment:
Zach Otto-Fisher as Head Girls’ Bas-
ketball Coach. (6-0).
4. Alsleben/Kuester to approve the
Resolution Approving a Special Law
Extending the Maximum Duration of
Tax Increment Financing District No.
4 in the City of Glencoe, Min nesota
through December 31, 2023 (6-0).
5. wiss/Lindeman to adopt the Res-
olution Approving and Authorizing
the Execution of a Lease Agreement,
a Ground Lease Agreement and Re-
lated Documents and Certificates (6-
0). This resolution approved the
proposal from Capital One Public
Funding, LLC with a fixed interest
rate of 3.15 percent for the amount of
$1,375,000 over a period of 10 years.
6. Lindeman/Twiss to adopt the
Resolution Establishing Procedures
for Reimbursement of Certain Ex pen -
di tures from Proceeds of Future Bond
Issues or Other Borrowings as pre-
pared by Attorney Tom Deans (6-0).
7. Twiss/Christianson to adopt the
changes in job ratings, updated job de-
scriptions, and the changes made to
the school district flow chart as pre-
sented (6-0).
8. Alsleben/Lindeman to approve
the district employee handbook for the
2013-2014 school year (6-0).
9. Alsleben/Kuester to approve the
elementary staff handbook for the
2013-2014 school year (6-0).
10. Twiss/Lindeman to approve the
high school faculty handbook for the
2013-2014 school year (6-0).
11. Alsleben/Kuester to approve the
low bid for gas and diesel from Super
America – SA Fleet for 10 cents off
pump price per gallon from August 1,
2013 through July 31, 2014 (6-0).
12. Alsleben/Kuester to accept the
base bid of $124,660 and to enter into
a contract with Midwest Tennis and
Track to resurface the track at Stevens
Seminary Stadium. Work is to be com-
pleted in September/October, 2013 (6-
13. Twiss/VonBerge to approve the
overload scheduled for individual
teachers for the 2013-2014 school
year: Randi Erlandson, Music, 1st and
2nd trimester .10 FTE; Roxanne
Stensvad, Science, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
tri mester .14 FTE; and Mary Eckhoff,
Business, .10 of a 7th FTE (6-0).
14. Lindeman/Twiss to extend new
School Nurse Andrea Kuenzel’s con-
tract by five days at a cost of approxi-
mately $1,143.24 (6-0).
15. Announcement: The Glencoe-
Silver Lake School District will hold
its Truth in Taxation Hearing prior to
the regularly-scheduled December 9th
School Board meeting in the GSL
High School Media Center beginning
at 6:01 p.m. The levy will be certified
at the regular Board meeting at 7:00
p.m. that same evening.
16. VonBerge/Twiss to approve the
contracts of Community Education
employees Don Bohnert, Community
Education Assistant; Jane Goettl, Pan-
ther Adventure Club (PAC) Coordina-
tor; and ReNae Jenson, Community
Education Enrichment/Recreation Co-
ordinator, from July 1, 2013 through
June 30, 2015 (6-0).
17. Alsleben/Kuester to approve the
Interagency Agreement Between
Glencoe-Silver Lake School District
and Heartland Community Action
Agency, Inc. Early Head Start/Head
Start from September 1, 2013 through
August 31, 2014 (6-0).
18. Twiss/Lindeman to approve the
2013-2014 School Health Agreement
between McLeod County Public
Health Nursing and the Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake School District to provide
mentoring services to new School
Nurse Andrea Kuenzel. The recom-
mended minimum weekly hours of
service is four and the charges will be
$40.00 per hour (6-0).
19. Kuester/Alsleben to enter into
the PSEO Joint Powers agreement
with Minnesota State University –
Mankato for the 2013-2014 school
year (6-0).
20. Kuester/Alsleben to enter into
the PSEO contract with Ridgewater
College for the 2013-2014 school year
21. Twiss/Lindeman to approve
substitute teachers be paid on an
hourly basis at the rate of $14.00 per
hour and to approve the updated sub-
stitute procedures as presented (6-0).
22. Kuester/Alsleben to approve
the request of Elementary Principal
Bill Butler to increase Paraprofes-
sional hours for 2013-2014: To be
hired from 6/day to 6.5/day; and Tyler
Peterson from 6.5/day to 8/day (6-0).
23. VonBerge/Twiss to accept do-
nations from: 3M and Stevens Semi-
nary (6-0).
24. Lindeman/Twiss to adjourn at
9:13 p.m. (6-0).
25. Complete minutes and all doc-
uments relating to this meeting are on
file and available for review at the Su-
perintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th
Street, Glencoe.
Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District #2859
By: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until
approved by School Board action.
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader September 12, 2013)
Lake School Board
School Board Proceedings
ISD #2859
Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota
August 27, 2013
The School Board of Independent
School District #2859 met in special
session at 8:00 p.m. in the Superi nten -
dent’s Conference Room at Lincoln
Junior High. Board Chair Christianson
called the meeting to order. Present:
Kuester, Lindeman, Alsleben, Von-
Berge, Christianson, and Twiss. Also
present: Super in tendent Sonju; Busi-
ness Manager Sander; Lakeside Ele-
mentary Sec retary Hults; and
Superinten dent’s Secretary Peterson.
Announcement: The next regular
School Board meeting will be on Sep -
tember 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the High
School Media Center.
1. Public Input: None
2. Lindeman/Twiss to approve the
agenda (6-0).
3. Lindeman/Twiss to accept the
resignation of Assistant Elementary
Principal Michelle Wang and to hire
her replacement. Kuester, Lindeman,
VonBerge, Christianson, and Twiss
voted in favor; Alsleben against (5-1).
4. Kuester/Alsleben to adjourn at
9:36 p.m. (6-0).
5. Complete minutes and all docu-
ments relating to this meeting are on
file and available for review at the Su-
perintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th
Street, Glencoe.
Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District #2859
By: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until
approved by School Board action.
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader September 12, 2013)
Public Hearing
that a meeting of the McLeod County
Board of Adjustment will be held on
Thursday, the 26
day of September
2013 at 9:00 A.M. in the County
Board Room on the lower level of the
Courthouse at 830 11
Street East in
Glencoe, Minnesota.
ING is to consider the following ap-
plications located in the County of
McLeod and filed with the County As-
sistant Zoning Administrator. All re-
quests are subject to modification
during the hearing process.
A Variance Application applied for
by Steve Schauer on behalf of William
& Crystal Schauer to reduce the re-
quired setback from 100 feet to 70 feet
from a tributary stream in order to
construct a new dwelling and subsur-
face sewage treatment system.
said request is located is described as
follows: 2.51 Acres of the NW ¼ of
the SE ¼, Section 35, Township 117-
28 (Hale.)
THIS HEARING will be held by
the McLeod County Board of Adjust-
ments at which time you may appear
in opposition to or support of the pro-
posed applications.
Marc Telecky,
McLeod Co. Asst. Zoning Adm.
(Published in the Silver Lake
Leader September 12, 2013)
McLeod County
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
10:00 A.M.
that all persons interested in Real
Estate in McLeod County, Minnesota,
as was originally assessed for benefits
in the proceedings for the
establishment of all County and Joint
Ditches, that the County Board of
Commissioners proposes to levy
assessments on such lands for the
purpose of creating a fund for any
necessary maintenance and repairs of
the various County and Joint Ditches
in McLeod County, as provided in the
Minnesota Statutes 103.705.
GIVEN, that a hearing on such
proposed annual assessments will be
held by the County Board in the
Commissioner’s Room at the
Courthouse in Glencoe, Minnesota on
the 17
day of September, 2013 at
10:00 A.M. at which time all persons
interested will be heard.
The following ditches will be given
consideration for 2014 Maintenance
No. 3 No. 19A No. 32
5 20 33
8 21 35
10 22 35 Br 6
11 25 36
12A 26 37
13 27 38
15A 28 40
16Red 29 63
18 31 64
No. 1 CMc No. 11 SRMc
1 RMcM 13 MMc
3A SCMc 14 WMcM
4 CWMc 15 McM
4 McR 15 McS
5 CMc 15 WMMc
5 SMc 17 McS
8 McS 18 SMc
9 Wholly Mc 19 SMc
11 McW Red 24 SMcR
11 SMc 28 McC
Dated this 23
day of August, 2013
Cindy Schultz
McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader, August 29 and
September 5 & 12, 2013)
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The heat finally got kicked out of the area late Monday
and by the way things look, it might not be coming back
any time soon.
We’ll be at or slightly below normal this week as some
Canadian air filters into the area. Highs will range from the
upper 60s to lower 70s with lows in the upper 40s and 50s.
The middle-end portion of the week looks very dry with
the only chance of rain for this forecast period coming in
over the weekend.
A small system will spread over the Upper Midwest late
Saturday into Sunday, so rain showers can’t be ruled out.
This would be a very good thing, though, as our recent lack
of rain has put us back into drought conditions.
It seems like not too long ago the entire state was moved
out of a drought, but now we are smack dab back in the
middle of one.
Currently, we are in a moderate drought with a severe
drought on our doorstep to the north in central Minnesota.
Have a great week, all, enjoy the normal Minnesota
weather for once!
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 50-56, clear.
Thursday — Highs 70-76; lows 43-50; clear.
Friday — Highs 65-71; lows 47-53; clear.
Saturday — Highs 68-74; lows 53-59; partly cloudy/late
Sunday — Highs 68-75; partly cloudy/early rain.
Weather Quiz: How’s the rest of the nation looking in
terms of drought-excess rain?
Answer to last week’s question: What does our normal
weather look like by the end of this month? Our average
high by the end of the month is around 65, with a low of
46. Things start changing quickly after that, though, so get
out and enjoy the good weather while it’s here!
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Sept. 16-20
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, 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.
GSL Elementary
Monday — Tony’s breakfast
pizza or Cinnamon Toast Crunch
and string cheese and apple juice
cup, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Pancake on a stick
with syrup or apple cinnamon muf-
fin and yogurt and mandarin or-
anges, low-fat milk.
Wednesday — French toast
sticks with syrup, or Golden Gra-
hams with string cheese and diced
peaches, low-fat milk.
Thursday — Tony’s breakfast
pizza or oatmeal with cinnamon
and raisins and orange juice cup,
low-fat milk.
Friday — Egg and cheese muf-
fin or blueberry muffin and yogurt
and mixed fruit, low-fat milk.
Helen Baker/Lakeside lunch
Monday — Chicken nuggets,
fun lunch (yogurt, American cheese
and crackers), mashed potatoes, ji-
cama sticks with dressing, apple
wedges, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Italian meat sauce
over whole-grain rotini pasta, bread
stick, deli combo sub, seasoned
green beans, caesar romaine side
salad with dressing, banana,
chilled applesauce.
Wednesday — Cheeseburger
on a whole-wheat bun, chef salad,
bread stick, oven-baked beans,
confetti coleslaw, kiwi wedges,
chilled peaches.
Thursday — Chicken and
cheese quesadilla, fiesta rice, ham
and cheese on a whole-grain bun,
seasoned carrots, broccoli florets
with dressing, orange wedges,
chilled pears.
Friday — Tony’s pepperoni
pizza, turkey and cheese on whole-
grain bread, seasoned corn, baby
carrots with dressing, apple
wedges, chilled mixed fruit.
Junior/Senior High breakfast
Monday — Breakfast pizza or
Cinnamon Toast Crunch and blue-
berry muffin, diced pears, low-fat
Tuesday — Pancake on a stick
with syrup or oatmeal cinnamon
and raisins and mandarin oranges,
low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Breakfast burrito
or ultimate breakfast round and yo-
gurt, diced peaches, low-fat milk.
Thursday — French toast sticks
or Cinnamon Toast Crunch and
apple cinnamon muffin and orange
juice cup, low-fat milk.
Friday — Sausage, egg and
cheese biscuit or ultimate breakfast
round and yogurt, mixed fruit, low-
fat milk.
Junior/Senior High lunch
Monday — Barbecue pork riblet
on a whole-grain bun, oven-baked
beans, macaroni salad, confetti
coleslaw, baby carrots with dress-
ing, apple, pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Oven-baked meat-
balls in gravy, seasoned noodles,
bread stick, seasoned carrots, ji-
cama, cucumber fruit salad, red-
pepper strips with dressing,
banana, chilled applesauce.
Wednesday — Chicken patty or
grilled chicken on a whole-grain
bun, oven-baked tator tots, corn on
the cob, broccoli salad with raisins,
jicama sticks with dressing, orange
wedges, chilled peaches.
Thursday — Roast turkey in
gravy, stuffing, dinner roll, mashed
potatoes, kidney bean salad, cu-
cumber slices with dressing, cran-
berry sauce, chilled pears.
Friday — Pasta bar with chicken
alfredo or marinara sauce, meat-
balls, bread stick, seasoned green
beans, caesar romaine salad, baby
carrots with dressing, apple, chilled
mixed fruit.
Medical annual open enrollment starts Oct. 15
Remember that the
Medicare annual open enroll-
ment period is Oct. 15 through
Dec. 7, 2013. If you wish to
change Medicare Part D or
Medicare Advantage coverage
for 2014, all changes must be
made between Oct. 15 and
Dec. 7.  Coverage will then
begin Jan. 1, 2014. 
For plan comparisons,
trained Senior LinkAge Line®
counselors will be available by
appointment at the Hutchinson
Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct.
29, and Tuesday, Nov. 26,
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
To make an appointment or
to receive assistance by phone,
call the Senior LinkAge
Line®: One Stop Shop for
Minnesota Seniors at 1-800-
333-2433.  When calling,
please have your Medicare
card and prescription drug in-
formation ready.
The Senior LinkAge Line®:
One Stop Shop for Minnesota
Seniors is a free service of the
Minnesota Board on Aging, as
well as the federally desig-
nated State Health Insurance
Assistance Program (SHIP).
Specialists provide one-to-
one assistance with all
Medicare and health insurance
issues and also provide in-
depth long-term care options
Call 1-800-333-2433 for as-
sistance or go to www.Min
nesotaHelp.info to chat live
with a Senior LinkAge Line®
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Help Wanted
Social Service of MN is looking for
caring individuals to serve individu-
als in McLeod County. Senior Com-
panions are needed to provide
companionship to older adults. Vol-
unteers earn a tax-free stipend,
travel reimbursement, other bene-
fits. Contact Gail Sumerfelt at 507-
337-0382 or 507-530-2295.
Farm operation located in Renville and
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time employees with mechanical ability
and/or trucking experience. Salary/ben-
efits/vacation DOE. Must pass drug
test. Possible housing available. Please
call (320) 329-3536 or email watson-
Truck driver with Class A CDL
wanted to drive semi with live-bot-
tom trailer for sweet corn haul. Min-
imum 2 years verifiable and current
driving experience, 23 or older,
good driving record. Must be flexi-
ble to work day or night shift and
weekends. Mallak Trucking, Inc,
Olivia, MN 320-523-5029.
Wanted: Male/female drivers to pick
up paid meals from Hutchinson to
Silver Lake 1 day per week. Call
Pearl at (320) 327-2536.
Work Wanted
HANDYMAN: Will do remodeling of
kitchens, bathrooms, hanging doors
and windows, painting, sheet rocking,
texturizing or any minor repairs inside
or outside. Will also do cleaning of
basements/garages. Call (320) 848-
2722 or (320) 583-1278.
Heating/Air Conditioning
Special-95% Goodman gas furnace
and programmable thermostat,
$2,200 installed or AC unit, $1,900
installed. J&R Plumbing Heating
AC, Lester Prairie (320) 510-5035.
Lawn, Garden
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Wanted To Buy
We buy used batteries and lead
weights. Paying $12 for automotive
batteries. We pick up with 18 bat-
tery minimum. Call 800-777-2243.
Mobile Homes
1993 Liberty. Glencoe. 3BR. All ap-
pliances. Easy finance. (612) 759-
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2003 3BR, 2BA, 1,506 sq. ft. twin-
home for sale. 408 Lynch Street,
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Updated, spacious one and two BR
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Nice 3BR house for rent on corner
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Want To Rent
Want to rent farmland for 2014 and
beyond. (320) 510-1604.
WANTED: Land to rent and/or cus-
tom farm for 2014 and beyond. Con-
tact Rich Elbert (320) 365-4342.
Want To Rent
Young farmer looking for land to
rent for 2014 and beyond. Compet-
itive rates and reference available.
Call Austin Blad (320) 221-3517.
Misc. Service
your place or ours. White oak lum-
ber decking and firewood. Give Vir-
gil a call. Schauer Construction,
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scoops; Many wooden boxes; Old cameras; Hand planters; Cooking
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Thurs., Oct. 10
By Rich Glennie
At the request of City Ad-
ministrator Mark Larson, the
Glencoe-Silver Lake School
Board on Monday night
waived a 30-day notice period
to establish a new tax incre-
ment finance (TIF) district to
assist Miller Manufacturing
with its expansion plans.
Larson said the aim is to
take a portion of the Miller
Manufacturing property out of
the current JOBZ district and
establish new TIF District 17.
That would permit the city
to establish a “pay-go” devel-
opment agreement with Miller
Manufacturing. The company
would upfront about $600,000
in costs for soil corrections at
the site, and over the next 10
years, the city would rebate
that amount of new tax incre-
ments back to the company.
But to do that requires a
waiver from McLeod County
and the GSL School District,
who share the property taxes
from the development.
Larson said the goal is to do
the ground preparation work
this fall, with construction to
begin next spring. The project
is a 60,000-square-foot addi-
tion to the company’s distribu-
tion facility.
The total project will cost
about $2.5 million, Larson
In all, once the addition is
completed, Miller Manufac-
turing’s facility would be
370,000 square feet in size.
Larson said another expansion
is planned in the future.
“It’s on the fast track,” Lar-
son said of the project.
“There’s not a lot of time be-
fore winter. They want to be
pad ready this year.”
Larson said the pay-go TIF
concept was used with the
Grand Meadows Senior Liv-
ing apartment project. It was a
25-year TIF district, but with
the accelerated payback of tax
increments, it would be com-
pleted in two years and could
then be decertified. That
would place the taxes back on
the tax rolls that are shared by
the city, county and school dis-
The School Board gave its
unanimous approval 5-0 to the
waiver request. Board member
Kevin Kuester was absent.
In other matters, the School
• Approved the maximum
school levy for the 2014-15
preliminary budget, although
that exact amount is not yet
known, according to Michelle
Sander, district business man-
ager. The preliminary budget
needs to be approved by Sept.
Sander said she received
new budget information from
the state just before Monday’s
meeting and had not reviewed
them, yet. So the exact levy
numbers are still unknown.
Sander suggested the School
Board follow past practice and
approve the maximum levy
amount with the idea of possi-
bly reducing that before the
final budget approval at the
Dec. 9 meeting.
Also on Dec. 9, the board
will hold its annual Truth in
Taxation hearing, beginning at
6:01 p.m. in the high school
media center.
• Heard that opening day en-
rollment at GSL was 1,613,
not including Early Childhood
Special Education students.
That compares to 1,627 in
Superintendent Chris Sonju
said it was “a great start” to the
new school year.
• Heard that the district’s
2012 reading scores were not
up to the state average, but
math scores made “phenome-
nal gains,” especially for sev-
enth and eighth graders,
according to Paul Sparby, high
school principal.
Sonju added that “we are
very pleased, but not satisfied”
with the test scores. “But we
are doing things that are work-
• Set the next School Board
meeting for Monday, Oct.14,
Columbus Day. The Board
passed a special resolution to
allow it to conduct business on
that national holiday.
• Approved requests for four
more special education para-
professionals — three at the
high school/junior high and
one at Lakeside Elementary.
• Accepted the following do-
New Auburn VFW Post
7266, $500 for FFA national
Ag Star, $2,500 grant for
learning pads for ag classes
and FFA.
City of Glencoe, 3,739
yards of top soil for the athletic
Brian Jungclaus of Jung-
claus Seeds, $100 for FFA na-
tional convention.
Stevens Seminary,
$16,159.50 for teachers’ iPads.
Panther Booster Club,
$3,024.65 for athletic trainer
and volunteer coach back-
ground checks.
“Thank you to these incred-
ibly generous donors,” board
member Anne Twiss said.
• Hired Amber Alsleben as a
6.5-hour-per-day special edu-
cation paraprofessional at
Helen Baker, replacing Jenn
Dahlke, who resigned.
Julie Schroeder, Sally Davis
and Elizabeth Tromborg as
6.75-hour-per-day special ed-
ucation paraprofessionals at
Lincoln Jr. High/high school.
• Accepted the resignations
of Brenda Worm as high
school LPN, effective Sept. 3,
and Kim Ruschmeier as ele-
mentary volunteer coordinator.
GSL Board approves TIF waiver for development
SWAC members again debate
role in solid waste planning
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
Just what is the role of
McLeod County’s Solid Waste
Advisory Committee
Members of that committee
struggled with precisely that
issue Monday in discussions
that ranged from adoption of
the new solid waste plan to
whether SWAC should have a
voice on the potential retro-
fitting of the Materials Recov-
ery Facility (MRF) to
accommodate a potential shift
to a one-sort recycling collec-
tion program from the current
five-sort program.
Robert Anderson, a member
of the committee who repre-
sents the McLeod County
Township Association, raised
the question of whether
SWAC recommended ap-
proval to the County Board of
the new 10-year solid waste
plan, which adopted it re-
Ed Homan, Solid Waste di-
rector, said the plan was
brought before SWAC for
comment, and Gary
Schreifels, the committee’s
chair, was the only member of
the committee who volun-
teered to be on a review com-
mittee for the plan.
While the SWAC may not
have had a formal vote on the
plan, Homan said, its commit-
tee members were encouraged
to provide comments, and
only one or two members did.
Committee members also
questioned Monday the
county’s progress on a feasi-
bility study for the potential
one-sort recycling program
which, if adopted, would re-
quire a major retrofitting of
Homan said the MRF com-
mittee is currently reviewing
the request for proposal (RFP)
documents, and it was hoped
that vendors would have RFPs
returned by mid-October.
“We’re hoping to make a
retrofit or no retrofit decision
by the first of the year,” said
Schreifels asked if SWAC
should have a role in that
County Commissioner Paul
Wright, who sits on the MRF
committee, said he feels it is
the role of the MRF committee
to gather the information
needed for the decision-mak-
ing process.
“I’m assuming that most of
these responsibilities should
be handled in the MRF,” said
Wright, noting the MRF com-
mittee meets two to three
times a month, as opposed to
SWAC’s quarterly meetings.
Kerry Venier, Silver Lake
city administrator and a
SWAC member, said he would
like SWAC to have “some
input into whether we go one-
sort, two-sort or stay with five-
Wright said he had “no
problem” with the RFPs being
brought before SWAC, but
stressed that the County Board
wants to make a decision be-
fore the end of the current
The group decided to
change its next quarterly meet-
ing from December to Nov. 18
to review the RFPs before the
County Board makes a final
As a more general discus-
sion grew about SWAC’s role,
Schreifels said he feels the
committee lacks direction.
Schreifels said the solid
waste department has adopted
some programs, such as mat-
tress and car seat recycling,
that weren’t necessarily ap-
proved by SWAC, although
information about them was
presented to the committee.
Homan said SWAC doesn’t
meet often enough to give
input on a lot of programs.
“A lot can happen between
meetings,” Homan said, and a
2009 survey of the SWAC
membership suggested that
members didn’t want to meet
more often.
Venier said that he feels the
committee’s bylaws are very
different than the committee’s
actual function.
“I view you as using us
more as an informational
source to take resources back
to our communities,” said Ve-
nier. “But our bylaws are say-
ing we should be doing a lot
more than that.”
Venier also said that while
committee members “don’t
need to know every thing that
goes on every day, our only
source of information is our
quarterly meetings here.”
It was suggested that com-
mittee members review the
bylaws and come up with sug-
gested changes or comments
for the November meeting.
By Rich Glennie
A progress report on the
summer projects within the
Glencoe-Silver Lake District
was given to the GSL School
Board Monday night by
Michelle Sander, district busi-
ness manager.
Sander said the west sta-
dium project, a new activities
field west of Stevens Semi-
nary Stadium, is complete.
Seeding and irrigation have
been done, and “the grass is
coming up,” she said.
The outdoor track resurfac-
ing work is expected to begin
soon and take about a week to
complete, weather permitting,
Sander said.
That work includes replac-
ing the asphalt surface that
separated last winter and pre-
vented the track from being
used last spring.
Sander said the garage proj-
ect started by the industrial
tech students last year is being
completed with a concrete pad
being installed.
She said the garage, located
on the east side of the high
school, will be used for addi-
tional storage. One group, the
After Prom Party committee,
has already moved its materi-
als into one section of the
garage, she added.
The outside security cam-
eras at Lakeside Elementary in
Silver Lake have been in-
stalled, Sander said. Work on
security cameras inside the
building will be done next
Also at Lakeside, the fifth
and sixth graders now have
their iPads for the school year,
Sander said.
As to the Early Childhood
Family Education/Lincoln Jr.
High addition and remodeling
project, Sander said the inte-
rior remodeling at Lincoln “is
a little behind schedule.” But
the bathroom tile is in, and the
former kitchen area will get a
new coat of paint, new tile and
carpeting in the next week or
The outside addition work
for the ECFE program, “is
ahead of schedule,” Sander
said. She said they are begin-
ning to lay the brick, that will
closely match the existing
brickwork at Lincoln.
Projects updated
after busy summer
In last week’s issue of the
Silver Lake Leader, an error
was made in identifying stu-
dents on the front page photo.
The names of Noah Falcon
and Garridin Foley were
switched and pictured was
Dylan Heuer, not Garret
Also, in the Aug. 29 edition
of the Silver Lake Leader, an
error was made in the cutline
for the Barton donation. A do-
nation of $1,150 was made in
memory of Herald Barton.
The Silver Lake Leader
strives for accuracy in its re-
ports. If you find an error,
bring it to our attention.
Call 320-864-5518 and ask
for Rich Glennie, editor.
Gridder suffers
head injury
Dassel-Cokato High School
football player suffered a se-
vere head injury in Friday
night’s game against Orono,
according to the Enterprise
Dispatch. Junior Luke
“Boomer” Nelson collapsed
on the field and was taken by
ambulance to Meeker Memo-
rial Hospital in Litchfield.
During the ambulance trip,
Nelson lost consciousness and
began having seizures. He was
airlifted to Hennepin County
Medical Center in Minneapo-
lis, where surgery was per-
formed to remove half his
skull to relieve pressure on his
Historic band shell needs repair
years after a major reconstruc-
tion, the historic band shell in
Library Square in Hutchinson
again needs repairs, according
to the Hutchinson Leader. The
band shell’s bricks and grout
are deteriorating, likely be-
cause of moisture trapped
under a coat of paint applied
during the 1997 renovation.
An early estimate places the
cost of repairs at $20,000.
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