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Vol. 112 No. 37 • Thursday, September 5, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
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Silver Lake Leader photos
by Alyssa Schauer
First day
The yellow blur of incom-
ing school buses and the
cooler weather on Tuesday
meant one thing: school
was back in session. On
Tuesday, it was the first
day of school for some
schools in the Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake school district, in-
cluding Lakeside
Elementary in Silver Lake.
Students seemed excited
to show off their new back-
packs and photo poses
before heading into the
building. Above, from left
to right, are Noah Falcon,
Andrew Jungclaus, Gar-
ridin Foley, Michael John-
son, Michael Butler and
Garret Heuer. To the right
are Kaylie Butcher and Gia
Venier.
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
A proposed expansion of the
McLeod County Courthouse
in Glencoe includes 20 new
beds in the jail, a new lobby
and a secure hallway to one of
the courtrooms.
Those items — as well as
several security improvements
— are expected to cost about
$7 million.
The County Board has in-
vited Wold Architects and En-
gineers to its Sept. 17 meeting
to present the proposed project
to the board and to the public.
Last week, McLeod County
Sheriff Scott Rehmann said
the proposed improvements
grew out of discussions that
began in 2012 “about how to
increase security and safety in
the courthouse.”
Those discussions, by a
committee led by Rehmann,
“looked at everything from
training staff to be able to dif-
fuse angry situations — how
to ‘talk down’ someone who is
upset, to new policies, how to
handle a possible shooting to
the use of interactive cameras
and weapons detectors,” said
Rehmann.
But also on the table was
how to make the courthouse
more physically secure.
And from that discussion,
two major areas of concern
were raised — first, that there
are multiple, unsecured en-
trances to the building and,
second, that there is a need for
a secure hallway between the
jail and one of the upstairs
courtrooms.
But building that secure
hallway would be physically
difficult without an addition to
the building.
A new lobby area, to be lo-
cated at the southeast parking
lot where the Courthouse
meets the law enforcement ad-
dition, was proposed.
That lobby would provide
the only entrance to the Court-
house, Rehmann said, and the
north doors would be closed as
entrances and only used as
emergency exits. A secured
hallway to the courtroom
would run above the lobby.
The lobby would be shared
by the jail and sheriff’s office,
and the design will include
metal detectors, said
Rehmann.
The building expansion will
extend into the parking area at
the southeast corner of the jail
and Courthouse, and there is a
proposal to close Ives Avenue
so the parking lot across the
road can be expanded.
“Whether those detectors
will be used situationally —
for example for a major trial
— or all the time is yet to be
determined,” he said.
Along with the lobby addi-
tion will be the addition of 20
beds to the jail, which
Rehmann said will eliminate
the need to board inmates in
other facilities.
“It should save us over
$100,000 a year (in boarding
costs),” Rehmann said. “That
part of the project should pay
for itself over the next 10 to 15
years.”
Also included in proposed
jail improvements is more
space for nurses and attorneys
to meet with inmates, an area
in which visitors can visit in-
mates via video and an im-
proved kitchen.
Rehmann said the county
hopes to use about $3.8 mil-
lion from the estate of the late
Annamarie Tudhope to fund a
good share of the project.
Tudhope, who was the pub-
lisher of the Glencoe Enter-
prise, left the bulk of her estate
to the county with the stipula-
tion that it only be used to
build a new jail.
McLeod County Attorney
Mike Junge has told the
County Board in the past that
it would need to petition the
probate court as to whether
proposed uses of the money
will be in keeping with the in-
tent of Tudhope’s will.
The remainder of the proj-
ect, Rehmann said, could be
paid through either reserve
funds or bonding.
The project will be brought
up at the County Board’s Sept.
17 meeting, and Rehmann said
the County Board will likely
vote on it in October. If the
project is approved, work will
probably begin next spring,
Rehmann added.
Although the most expen-
sive of proposed security proj-
ects, the courthouse project is
not the only one undertaken by
the county, Rehmann said. Se-
curity improvements have al-
ready been made to the Health
and Human Services building
on Ford Avenue, and now the
North Complex is under eval-
uation.
Proposed courthouse
expansion plans topic
of Sept. 17 meeting
Reward offered for information about who killed area reindeer
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
Two weeks ago, Sandy
Kendall and her husband, Bob,
found their reindeer, Claus,
with a bullet wound and lying
in a pool of blood on their pri-
vate farm near Glencoe.
The couple is offering a
$3,000 reward for a lead to the
arrest and conviction of the
person/persons responsible.
“What happened is that
someone came to our farm the
night of Aug. 24 or early
morning of Aug. 25 and shot
our reindeer bull,” Sandy
Kendall said.
“We were just devastated
because he was so gentle and
so loving. He was a family pet.
We’d cut an apple every day
and hand-feed it to him. He
was really, really, really special
to us,” Kendall said.
Kendall and her husband
take their reindeer all over to
events in the state — to hospi-
tals, the lighting ceremony at
Glencoe Regional Health
Services, Silver Lake Winter-
fest and Arli-Dazzle in Arling-
ton.
“We bring them to Excel-
sior, Plymouth and many city,
corporate and private events.
They are the most gentle, lov-
ing creatures,” Kendall said.
Kendall said Claus was
found dead Sunday morning.
“He probably thought some-
one was coming with an apple
and went right up to the fence.
He was so friendly,” she said.
“You can’t see our farm
from the road, so this is not a
matter of somebody driving by
and shooting him. This was
deliberate,” Kendall said.
She added, “We are trying
our best to do everything we
can to find this person respon-
sible for killing Claus. We are
offering a $3,000 reward that
was funded by people who
want to help us find the people
who did this cruel thing.”
And Kendall pointed out
that Claus wasn’t the only
reindeer of theirs found dead
in August.
“Interestingly enough, a
week earlier, we found our
reindeer, Jingles, dead. He
wasn’t shot, but died from im-
pact. His ribs were broken. We
thought maybe another rein-
deer could have done that, but
now we’re not so sure. I don’t
know if there’s any connec-
tion, but with Claus getting
shot, we are suspicious,” she
said.
Kendall said if anyone has
any information, to please con-
tact the McLeod County Sher-
iff’s Office at 320-864-3134.
“We desperately appreciate
information and God bless
anybody who can help us. We
so much appreciate sharing our
reindeer with the communities
and are heartsick that some-
body would do this to such a
gentle being,” Kendall said.
“The reindeer bring such
happiness and joy to so many
people. They are such loving
and gentle creatures, and it’s
just unthinkable that someone
would do this outright act of
cruelty to one of our beloved
reindeer. We are just heartbro-
ken,” she said. Submitted photo
Bob Kendall feeding Claus.
County’s proposed 2014 budget includes 2.27% levy hike
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
The McLeod County Board
of Commissioners on Tuesday
adopted — on a 4-1 vote — a
preliminary 2014 budget
which has a proposed 2.27 per-
cent levy increase.
Last week, the County
Board debated in a workshop
session whether it would con-
tinue its recent practice of no
levy increases, offsetting
deficits by spending down re-
serves, or seek the state allow-
able 3 percent levy increase
(see separate article).
Tuesday morning, County
Auditor-Treasurer Cindy
Schultz presented the commis-
sioners with three possible sce-
narios, a zero percent increase,
a 2.27 percent increase, or a
budget that showed a reduction
in both revenues and expendi-
tures because the state sales
tax will no longer be applica-
ble for counties after Jan. 1.
In the past, the county levied
money to cover what it had to
potentially pay in sales taxes
on its purchases, which is why
Schultz said the third proposal
reduced both the revenues and
expenditures by about
$160,000.
If the county adopted a zero-
percent levy increase, it would
need to use about $1.39 mil-
lion from its reserves to cover
the gap between its revenues
and expenses.
Schultz said that when
preparing the three scenarios,
she applied the levy limit only
to the general fund portion of
the budget, because that is
where the greatest amount of
reserves would be needed to
balance the budget, which is
how she came up with the 2.27
percent levy increase.
However, she told the board,
the three scenarios were only a
means for opening discussion
among the commissioners.
“What you want to do is to-
tally up to you,” Schultz said.
Chair Paul Wright advo-
cated for the levy increase,
saying that the County Board
has “had several years of zero
increases.”
During that time, Wright
said, the county had managed
to keep staff with no layoffs,
but also with little or not much
in raises.
“We managed to weather
that storm and came out fine,”
said Wright.
But now, Wright said, the
county is poised to put some
long-range plans into place
“and we have the possibility of
taking on some projects.”
The county also is embark-
ing on a new round of em-
ployee salary negotiations,
“which will be cost factor,”
Wright added.
Wright also noted that the
County Board, between adopt-
ing the preliminary budget on
Tuesday and the final budget
in December, can vote to lower
its proposed levy increase, but
can’t raise it above what was
adopted on Tuesday.
“That gives us a cap that we
can work under,” said Wright,
who made a motion to include
the 2.27 percent levy increase,
which will generate about
$415,000, in the 2014 prelimi-
nary budget. Commissioner
Sheldon Nies seconded the
motion.
During its workshop last
week, the County Board had
heard that even with a levy in-
crease, the tax rate overall will
decrease because of a rise in
property values, mostly among
farmland.
But the County Board also
heard on Tuesday, from Asses-
sor Sue Schultz, that values on
farmland have gone up 20 to
25 percent, and are still rising.
While taxes will go down on
Levy
Turn to page 2
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
The McLeod County Board
of Commissioners has not
voted for a property tax in-
crease in the past few years,
opting instead to dip into its re-
serves to cover increases in ex-
penses.
At a workshop Wednesday
morning, Aug. 28, County
Board Chair Paul Wright sug-
gested that this may be the
time to propose a 3 percent
levy increase.
Information provided by
County Auditor/Treasurer
Cindy Schultz indicated that
even if the county adopted a 3
percent levy increase, the total
tax rate would still drop by
5.72 percent, primarily be-
cause of the increase in the
value of farmland. If the
County Board continues its
zero-increase practice, the tax
rate would drop by 7.81 per-
cent.
The Minnesota Legislature
has set a 3 percent levy in-
crease for all counties, and
cities with populations greater
than 2,500.
The proposed 2014 budget,
if kept at zero-percent levy in-
crease, would require using
about $1.4 million in reserve
to balance expenditures with
revenues.
Although using the $1.4
million would still leave the
county with adequate reserves
— about six to eight months
worth of expenditures —
Wright said the County Board
should consider the 3 percent
increase.
“If we don’t do something
besides zero, some day we’re
going to have a number that’s
a lot bigger than zero,” said
Wright.
While property valuations
are high for farmland, that may
not always be the case, Wright
said, which would severely
impact the county’s taxing ca-
pacity.
“If farmland crashes — the
day that goes flat or negative
— that is going to crash us,
too,” said Wright.
Wright said the county
needs to cover operating costs
and a potential bond payment
as it pursues long-range goals,
including security and jail im-
provements, and needs to “just
prepare for the what-ifs,”
Wright added.
Commissioner Sheldon Nies
said that several years ago, the
County Board was in a similar
position, and agreed to start
ticking up the levy.
“We decided, ‘let’s do this in
increments to get ahead,’” said
Nies.
Schultz said she agreed with
Wright that at some point, the
county would need to stop re-
lying on its reserves to balance
its budget. And she noted that
even with a 3 percent levy in-
crease, the overall tax rate will
still drop.
Commissioner Jon Chris-
tensen pointed out that an
overall tax rate decrease will
not necessarily mean a de-
crease in an individual’s prop-
erty taxes.
“That is true,” said Schultz.
“If your valuation went up,
you may see an increase.”
She also said that farms and
commercial properties have
seen increases in values, while
residential values remain flat.
With a 3 percent levy in-
crease, the county could levy
$18.7 million in 2014. With no
increase, the levy would be
$18.3 million, the same as
2013.
The County Board must
adopt its 2014 preliminary
budget and levy in September,
said Schultz. Once the prelim-
inary levy is set, the County
Board can still lower before its
final adoption in December,
but cannot increase it.
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New licensed staff at Glencoe-Silver Lake were introduced
to the rest of the staff on Monday morning, Aug. 26, during
the annual staff back-to-school breakfast in the high
school cafeteria. The new staff members include, from
left, Claire Bergman, fifth-grade teacher; Shawn Fettig,
high school math teacher; Kori McKibben, third-grade
teacher; Bertina Miller, first-grade teacher; Becky
Schwartz, first-grade teacher; Alissa Vasek, sixth-grade
teacher; Taylor Melius, seventh-grade English teacher;
Kirsten Thisius, kindergarten through second-grade
physical education teacher with adaptive certification;
Jamie Fredericksen, high school special education
teacher; Susan Kubasch, Lakeside special education
teacher; Andrea Kuenzel, school nurse; and Liz Tromborg,
high school paraprofessional. Missing was Marina
Roberts, long-term Early Childhood substitute teacher.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
New licensed staff introduced
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.
Hutchinson Auxiliary to meet
The regular monthly meeting of the Hutchinson Auxil-
iary Unit 96 will be Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., at the
Hutchinson American Legion Post 96. Standing rules, the
general budget, membership and poppy budget will be dis-
cussed.
Seniors club meets Sept. 9
The Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club will meet Mon-
day, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Member Adam Kaspryzk has moved and his address is
625 Central Ave., Room 212, Osseo, MN 55369.
Degree of Honor to meet
Silver Lake Degree of Honor No. 182 will meet Tues-
day, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Theater activities to begin
Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Dr.
Seuss and Me,” on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 10 through
Sept. 24, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Panther Field
House in Glencoe. Kindergarten through second graders
will act out their favorite Dr. Seuss stories like “The Cat
in the Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham” and share it with
family and friends. The participants’ experience will in-
clude warm-up games, theater exercises and movement.
For more information and/or cost of registration call Glen-
coe Community Education at 320-864-2690.
Senior dining birthday party
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Silver Lake senior dining
site will host its September birthday party. The menu in-
cludes baked chicken, potato salad, mixed vegetables,
bread with margarine, and fresh melon cubes. There will
be music and bingo. To order a meal, call Pearl Branden
at 320-327-2621 or at 320-327-2536.
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.
Upcoming Events
residential property even if
there is a levy increase, that
may not be the case on farm-
land, and Commissioner Ron
Shimanski said he is con-
cerned about that.
Cindy Schultz said it’s diffi-
cult to come up with possible
impacts on farmland because
there are so many classifica-
tions.
“What I’m hearing you say
is that we should continue
these workshops and, hope-
fully, we’ll have a little bit bet-
ter idea of how this would hit
farmland,” Nies said to Shi-
manski.
Commissioner Jon Chris-
tensen cast the dissenting vote.
First, Christensen said, the
county will be getting about
$450,000 more in county pro-
gram aid (CPA) from the state
in 2014, and the county will be
saving about $160,000 annu-
ally by not having to pay sales
tax on its purchases.
“But the bottom line here is
that we still are looking at
spending $1 million in re-
serves,” said Nies.
But Christensen also felt the
County Board did not put
enough effort in finding ways
to save when it reviewed the
line items in the budget.
“Do we really need a brand-
new payloader?” Christensen
cited as an example.
After the discussion, Wright
called the motion, which
passed 4-1.
The County Board will
adopt its final levy in Decem-
ber, after the annual truth-in-
taxation hearing.
Levy Continued from page 1
County Board debates levy hike in workshop
Silver Lake City Council
Special Meeting
Sept. 5, 2013
7 p.m.
Agenda
Call to order:
Approve Agenda
Old business:
1. Review 2014 preliminary budget and levy.
New business:
2. One-day gambling and on-sale 3.2 beer license for
Holy Family Catholic Church.
Open discussion:
So this weekend, I’m
headed to the sixth of eight
weddings I am invited to this
year, and to my wallet’s de-
mise, it’s the second of three
I’m in.
My closet is a rainbow of
bridesmaid dresses from the
past three years of weddings
I’ve been part of — from
peony pink, to chocolate
brown, basic black, royal blue,
plum purple, and ocean blue,
and, not to mention, my shoe
collection is a growing moun-
tain of heels and sparkly flats.
My jewelry box is over-
flowing with matching
bracelets, necklaces and ear-
rings for each dress, and I have
hundreds of bobby pins from
all the updo hair styles I’ve put
my locks through.
I have permanent scars on
my feet from all the dancing,
and I think I’ve finally mas-
tered the Electric Slide.
I’ve gotten quite used to
drinking champagne, eating
chicken, roast beef and
mashed potatoes and, of
course, cake. Lots and lots of
cake, and even pie at some oc-
casions.
Although I sometimes feel
like I’m working just to pay
for all these nuptials, I can’t
complain. I love weddings —
the food, the dancing, the dec-
orations, the pictures, and see-
ing friends and family.
And I especially love the
fact that I get to travel for half
of these occasions.
Earlier this year, I found
myself in Destin, Fla., for a
wedding on the white sandy
beaches next to the emerald
green ocean, and it was my job
to welcome guests and hand
out seashell necklaces. The
night ended with a lantern-lit
dinner on the pier and a stom-
achache from the unlimited
cheesecake dessert platters.
In June, one of the weddings
brought me to the North Shore
for a nautical theme and in-
stead of cake, we were served
our choice of Dairy Queen
dilly bars!
For my cousin’s wedding in
July, we spent the evening just
down the road at the Crow
River Winery, and we lit 50
lanterns and sent them into the
starry night sky.
I’ve been lucky to experi-
ence these beautiful, unique
celebrations, and the wedding
this weekend will be just as
memorable as I’m driving all
the way to Granville, Ohio.
I’ll be reuniting with high
school friends for an outdoor
ceremony, a S’mores bar, and
what’s sure to be some great
dancing. And I have to re-
member to pack my heels —
all of them are over six feet
tall, and I never fail to feel like
one of the munchkins from
“Wizard of Oz” in their pres-
ence.
I get to see these friends
maybe once a year, as most of
them live all over the United
States — in Boston, Knoxville
and Milwaukee — and so I’m
pretty excited to celebrate a re-
union Ohio style.
I’ve spent the last three
weeks comparing prices be-
tween flights and rental cars,
and decided a car is my best
option. (The poor Jeep will
probably feel left out, but we
all know I certainly can’t trust
it for the 13-hour drive.)
Can you imagine? I would
probably get stuck near
Chicago or somewhere in In-
diana, and I don’t think
Grandma Genny would be
making a trip to come to my
rescue.
It’s been exciting mapping
out the route, and I’ve been re-
searching state parks and other
attractions along the way to
make a road trip out of it, and
just in case, I’m also review-
ing all my options for car me-
chanics along the way.
I know the rental car will be
much more reliable than the
good ol’ Jeep, but with my
luck, I should be prepared for
everything.
Here’s to hoping next
week’s column is about the
highlights of the trip and not a
flat tire or missing car keys or
defective fuel pumps.
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Preschool is in session, too
Joining the other students in “back to
school” schedules were the students at
Faith Presbyterian Preschool in Silver
Lake. The young ones seemed excited. In
front are Ella Graczyk and Hadley Wa-
gener. In the back are Ashlyn Imdieke, Mi-
randa Nowak and Garrett Mills.
Weddings have been adding up
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
75 YEARS AGO - SEPT. 10, 1938 —With
larger attendance, increased receipts, and a
much larger number of high quality exhibits,
Silver Lake’s 18th Community Fair passed into
history and will probably be rated as one of the
best since community fairs became an annual
event in Silver Lake.
Silver Lake’s new Fairbanks Morse turbine
pump was installed over the weekend, giving
the village a much-needed improvement in the
water works department and removing the
heavy vibration in the mains caused by the old
pump. The new pump works at a high speed and
pumps about 100 gallons per minute. During the
installation, it was found that water in the well
was 38 feet from the surface and the well was
254 feet deep.
Silver Lake High School shows a gain in en-
rollment this year with a total of 90 students en-
rolled on Tuesday, the opening day of school.
This will increase when several students who
could not attend on the opening day return to
school. The freshman class shows a large in-
crease with 28 having enrolled on Tuesday,
compared to last year’s 19. The sophomore
class has 25, junior class enrollment is 22, and
the senior class has the largest of all with an en-
rollment of 30.
Clarence Penaz, a member of the Silver Lake
4-H Club, placed first with his pen of Toulouse
geese at the State Fair 4-H exhibit.
Three children of the J.J. Buska family will
be engaged as teachers this year in McLeod
County. Goldye Buska will teach at Plato,
Howard will teach at District 10 near Lester
Prairie, and Justin has been hired to teach at
District 48 near Plato.
William Bach will soon become a resident of
Silver Lake, moving in from the Adolph Kon-
reza farm, and will occupy the house on Cleve-
land Street recently vacated by Mrs. E.W.
Totushek.
Owing to ill health, Joseph Wozniak Sr. will
hold an auction on Thursday, Sept. 15, at his
farm five miles north of Silver Lake.
Harold Ernst, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
William J. Ernst of Lester Prairie, was killed
Monday evening in an accident which occurred
when the Ford coupe he was driving collided
with a sedan driven by Frank Pavlish at the
crossroad on S.A.R. No. 2, near the Henry Ma-
tousek farm. John Pavlish, 64, who was with his
son at the time, was critically injured and died
as a result of his injuries on Thursday at the
Langhoff Hospital in Glencoe. Frank Pavlish re-
ceived cuts, minor bruises and bumps in the ac-
cident. Funeral services for John Pavlish will be
held on Monday, Sept. 12, at the Church of St.
Joseph.
John Folaron Sr., 98, passd away Sunday
morning, Sept. 4, at the home of his niece, Mrs.
Josephine Budzinski. Funeral services were
conducted on Wednesday morning, Sept. 7,
from St. Adalbert’s Church.
Marvin Alfred Tupa, 3-day-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Alfred (Helen Fiala) Tupa, died Sept.
3 at the Holm Hospital. Interment was made on
Sunday afternoon at the Glencoe East Side
Cemetery.
Gladys Ondracek became the bride of Elvin
Yukel on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Presbyte-
rian Church.
50 YEARS AGO - SEPT. 5, 1963 — Supt.
Smith of the Silver Lake Public School reported
that enrollment at the school is up 6.5 percent
over last year. Record-high enrollments are
recorded in both the six elementary grades and
the high school.
The Silver Lake High School football team
will open its season this Friday afternoon, Sept.
6, against Rockford at the high school athletic
field.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Reml are offering a $100
reward for any information leading to the ap-
prehension of the masked intruder at their rural
Glencoe home on Aug. 9.
The Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club will hold
its quarterly meeting and social hour on Tues-
day, Sept. 10, at the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Some of the specials at Maynard’s “Fine
Foods” include: Tastee bread, five loaves $1;
Christman’s skinless weiners, 39¢ per pound;
dozen California Sunkist oranges, 19¢; new red
potatoes, 10 pounds for 19¢; Dassel homemade
ring bologna, 59¢ a pound.; Hershey’s cocoa,
49¢ a pound.
George H. Tupa Sr., 68, passed away on Mon-
day, Sept. 2, at the Glencoe Hospital. Funeral
services were held on Thursday morning, Sept.
5, at the Church of St. Joseph.
A stillborn son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
George Chap on Aug. 19. A son was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Michael (Dorothy Zeleny) Brose on
Aug. 24.
25 YEARS AGO - SEPT. 8, 1988 — Two
new doctors will be staffing the Silver Lake
Medical Clinic. Dr. Bruce Homa will be at the
clinic on Monday morning and Thursday after-
noon while Dr. Dennis Murphy will be at the
clinic on Tuesday afternoon and Friday morn-
ing.
The State Primary Election will be held on
Tuesday, Sept. 13, with polls opening at 7 a.m.
and remaining open until 8 p.m. Voters in Silver
Lake will be voting at the fire hall. In Hale and
Rich Valley townships, voters will cast their bal-
lots at their town hall.
The Silver Lake Post Office will host an open
house for Silver Lake area residents on Thurs-
day morning, Sept. 8.
The Silver Lake Lakeite football team will
host the Lester Prairie Bulldogs in the home
opener.
Laura Bayerl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken-
neth Bayerl, graduated from the accounting pro-
gram at Willmar Technical Institute.
The public is invited to attend the wedding
dance honoring Karen Kauffmann and Arthur
Nowak Jr. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Silver
Lake Auditorium.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
Cokato Museum receives grant
The Cokato Historical Soci-
ety has received a $10,000
grant from the Minnesota His-
torical and Cultural Grants
program.
This grant will be used to
fund Phase VI of the continued
scanning and digitization of
glass-plate negatives from the
Gust Akerlund Photography
Studio collection.
For this phase, 2,000 of the
5x7-inch plates will be
scanned, with digital copies
produced for archiving.
Upon completion of this
phase, nearly 85 percent of the
over 11,380 plates in the col-
lection will have been scanned
and digitized.
Funds distributed through
this program are generated by
the Clean Water, Land and
Legacy Act constitutional
amendment passed by the vot-
ers of Minnesota in November
2008.
This amendment increased
the state sales tax by three-
eighths of 1 percent, with the
funds separated as follows:
outdoor heritage, clean water,
parks and trails, and arts and
cultural heritage.
The State Historical Preser-
vation Office of the Minnesota
Historical Society administers
the portion of the arts and cul-
tural heritage funds made
available to museums and his-
torical agencies.
For more information about
the Legacy Amendment fund-
ing, visit the website of the
Minnesota Historical Society
at www.mnhs.org and click on
the “Historical and Cultural
Grants” link.
Information about the Aker-
lund Studio can be found at the
museum’s website at www.co
kato.mn.us, or call 320-286-
2427.
Sept. 9-13
Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Swiss steak, baked
potato, peas, bread, margarine,
pineapple, low-fat milk.
Tuesday — Cheeseburger,
oven-fried potatoes, corn, bun,
margarine, s’more bar, low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Mandarin
chicken salad, fresh fruit, mari-
nated tomatoes, margarine, muffin,
low-fat milk.
Thursday — Pork chop, mashed
potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, mar-
garine, lemon angel-food cake,
low-fat milk.
Friday — Meatloaf, catsup,
whole parslied potatoes, country
blend vegetables, bread, mar-
garine, pears, low-fat milk.
GSL Elementary
Breakfast
Monday — Tony’s breakfast
pizza or Cinnamon Toast Crunch
cereal 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 — Sloppy joe on a
whole-grain bun, deli combo sub,
oven-baked tator tots, celery sticks
with dressing, apple wedges,
pineapple tidbits.
Tuesday — Beef soft-shell
tacos, ham and cheese on whole-
grain bread, refried beans, lettuce
and tomato cup, banana, chilled
applesauce.
Wednesday — Pizza casserole,
chef salad with cheese, egg, crou-
tons, bread stick, seasoned green
beans, baby carrots, watermelon
chunks, chilled peaches.
Thursday — Roast turkey with
gravy on a whole-grain dinner roll,
fun lunch, mashed potatoes, broc-
coli salad with raisins, orange
wedges, chilled pears.
Friday — Toasted cheese on
whole-grain bread, turkey and
cheese on whole-grain bread,
tomato soup, jicama cucumber
salad, apple wedges, mandarin or-
anges.
Junior/Senior High breakfast
Monday — Breakfast pizza or
Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
and blueberry muffin, diced pears,
low-fat milk.
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 cereal
and apple cinnamon muffin and or-
ange 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 — Hamburger or
cheeseburger, potato wedges,
seasoned corn, marinated cucum-
bers and tomatoes, baby carrots
with dressing, apple, pineapple tid-
bits.
Tuesday — Breaded chicken,
parmesan over whole-grain pasta,
seasoned peas, carrot, raisin,
pineapple salad, jicama sticks with
dressing, banana, chilled apple-
sauce.
Wednesday — Chicago-style
hot dog with relish, diced onions,
sauerkraut, oven-baked french
fries, sweet-corn salad, cauliflower
with dressing, grapes, chilled
peaches.
Thursday — Whole-grain maca-
roni and cheese, garlic bread stick,
seasoned carrots, caesar romaine
salad, cherry tomatoes with dress-
ing, orange wedges, chilled pears.
Friday — Mexican bar with beef
or chicken nachos or tacos, brown
rice, refried beans, corn, black
bean and salsa salad, baby carrots
with dressing, apple, chilled mixed
fruit.
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Charles Kolpek, 98, of Sil-
ver Lake, died Wednesday,
Aug. 28, 2013, at Cedar Crest
Estates in Silver Lake while
under the care of Allina Hos-
pice.
A graveside service will be
held at Memorial Park Ceme-
tery, Mason City, Iowa, on
Saturday, Aug. 31, where full
military honors will be con-
ducted by the Iowa Army Na-
tional Honor Guard and the
Mason City Veterans.
Should friends desire, me-
morials may be left in Mr.
Kolpek’s name in care of his
family.
Mr. Kolpek, son of Michael
and Agnes (Josifek) Kolpek,
was born May 26, 1915, in
Carroll Township, Tama
County, Iowa. He attended and
graduated from Geneseo High
School in Tama County.
On June 21, 1936, Mr.
Kolpek was united in marriage
to Dorothy Klunder and to this
union three sons were born,
Jerry, Larry and Lanny.
Mr. Kolpek entered the
Army in 1944 and was honor-
ably discharged in 1946. He
was stationed with the medical
corps as an ambulance driver
with the 48th Evacuation Hos-
pital C.B.I. (China Burma
India) Theater in Myitkyina,
Burma.
He worked at the sugar beet
plant in Mason City, Iowa, and
the Fairmont Canning Com-
pany in Fairmont. He also
worked for carpentry and
mason contractors before
working as a farm hand for
several farmers in Iowa and
Minnesota.
Mr. Kolpek played the bass
with Svensys Band in
Rochester, the Hovel Brothers
Band in Mason City, the
Moellers Accordion Band in
Waterloo, Iowa, the Frank
Eikenbush Band in Jordan, the
Jerry Dostal Band in Silver
Lake and the Wally Pikal
Band in Hutchinson.
Following his musical ca-
reer, he owned and operated
Charlie’s Place for several
years in Silver Lake and
worked for Tonka Toys in
Mound until his retirement.
He is survived by his three
sons, Jerry (Jo) Kolpek of
Bella Vista, Ark., Larry (Jean)
Kolpek, Mason City, Iowa,
and Lanny (Carol) Kolpek of
Minong, Wis., along with his
five grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death
by his parents; wife, Dorothy;
brothers, Emmanuel, Milo,
Emil, Frank and Adolph; and
sisters, Libby, Emma and Hat-
tie.
Hogan Bremer Moore Colo-
nial Chapel, 126 Third Street
NE, Mason City, Iowa, han-
dled arrangements. Call 641-
423-2372, or visit Colonial
Chapels.com.
Charles Kolpek, 98, of Silver Lake
Obituary
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
It’s back to school time
Glencoe-Silver Lake students were
greeted on the first day of school Tuesday
morning by an enthusiastic Superintend-
ent Chris Sonju. The first day of school
was Tuesday for Lakeside Elementary, Lin-
coln Jr. High and GSL High School stu-
dents. The youngest students, kinder-
garten through second grade, at Helen
Baker Elementary, returned to class on
Wednesday morning.
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
320-327-2265
http://silverlakechurch.org
Sat., Sept. 7 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.
Sun., Sept. 8 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service,
9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35
a.m.; open shooting for Center-
shot graduates, 11:45 a.m.
Mon., Sept. 9 — Church board
meeting, 7 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 11 — Confirma-
tion, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m.
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
2843.
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
320-327-2452
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends
@embarqmail.com
Mark Ford, Pastor
Carol Chmielewski, CLP
Office hours: Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 8 — Worship serv-
ice with fellowship to follow, 10
a.m.; deacons’ meeting after serv-
ice; music and worship meeting,
11:15 a.m.
Tues., Sept. 10 — Session
meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 11 — Christian ed-
ucation meeting, 6:30 p.m.; choir
practice, 6:45 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 15 — Rally Sunday
service with fellowship to follow,
10 a.m.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY
FAMILY
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Sept. 5 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; CCW, 7
p.m.
Fri., Sept. 6 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
first Friday calls.
Sat., Sept. 7 — Rosary Society
meeting, 9 a.m.; reconciliation,
5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.; youth
group registration.
Sun., Sept. 8 — Mass, 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 9 — No Mass; KC
4th Degree meeting in Winsted,
7:30 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 10 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10
p.m.; bazaar meeting, 7 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 11 — Blue Mass, 7
p.m.; no religious education
classes.
Thurs., Sept. 12 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; area wor-
ship meeting at Holy Family, 7
p.m.
Fri., Sept. 13 — Mass, 8 a.m.
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH
950 School Rd. S.W.
Hutchinson
320-587-9443
E-mail: infor@
loversoftruth.com
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., Sept. 8 — Worship, 9:30
a.m. and 6 p.m.
THE CHURCH OF JESUS
CHRIST OF LATTER DAY
SAINTS
770 School Rd.,
Hutchinson
Kenneth Rand,
Branch President
320-587-5665
Sun., Sept. 8 — Sunday school,
10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priest-
hood, relief society and primary,
11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
RIVERSIDE ASSEMBLY
OF GOD
20924 State Hwy. 7 W.,
Hutchinson
320-587-2074
E-mail: assembly@
hutchtel.net
Dr. Lee Allison, pastor
Sun., Sept. 8 — Worship, 8:30
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Sept. 11 — Family night
activities, 6:30 p.m.
FIRST CONGREGATION
UNITED CHURCH OF
CHRIST
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
Hutchinson
320-587-2125
E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net
Sun., Sept. 8 — Sunday school,
9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m.
ST. PIUS X CHURCH
1014 Knight Ave.,
Glencoe
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Sept. 5 — Morning
prayer, 7 a.m.; school Mass, 7:20
a.m.; fundraiser night at Un-
hinged! Pizza; CCW meeting, 7
p.m.
Fri., Sept. 6 — Morning prayer,
8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.;
adoration of the blessed sacrament
follows Mass until noon; first Fri-
day communion calls begin, 10
a.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m..
Sat., Sept. 7 — Spanish cate-
chist retreat at St. Pius X, 9 a.m.-2
p.m.; widows, widowers and sen-
ior singles breakfast at Dubbs,
9:30 a.m.; Spanish baptism ses-
sion, 10 a.m.; reconciliation, 4
p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m.; Holy Family,
St. Pius X youth group sign-up at
Masses.
Sun., Sept. 8 — Mass, 9:30
a.m.; Holy Family, St. Pius X
youth group sign-up at Masses;
Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Mass at
Seneca, 4:30 p.m.; Mass at Holy
Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 9 — No Mass;
principals meeting, New Ulm,
9:15 a.m.; scheduling of liturgical
ministers begins; St. Francis Mis-
sion Club meeting, 1:30 p.m.;
Schoenestatt girls’ group meeting,
3 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 10 — Morning
prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.;
Hispanic ministry adult catech-
esis; parish administrative council
meeting, 8 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 11 — Morning
prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.;
school reconciliation, 9:30 a.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.
SHALOM BAPTIST
CHURCH
1215 Roberts Rd. SW.,
Hutchinson
Rick Stapleton, senior pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship pas-
tor/director of
student ministries
No calendar submitted.
BETHEL LUTHERAN
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
320-395-2125
Sun., Sept. 8 — Worship with
Holy Communion, 9 a.m.; coffee
and fellowship, 10 a.m.
Church News
CRAYO seeking area musicians for fall season
The Crow River Area Youth
Orchestra (CRAYO) is seeking
area musicians for its fall se-
mester.
The Symphonic Orchestra is
for string students and adults
who feel comfortable reading
at a more advanced level —
end of Suzuki Book 3 on up
and band students from an
eighth-grade level on up.
Instrumentation desired for
this group are violins, violas,
cellos, string basses, flutes,
clarinets, oboes, bassoons,
saxophones, trumpets, French
horns, trombones, baritones,
tuba and percussion. The
group is directed by Michael
Zellgert.
The Varsity Strings ensem-
ble is for string students and
adults who feel comfortable
reading at a late beginning to
early intermediate level —
Suzuki Books 1-3.
Instrumentation desired in-
clude violins, violas, cellos
and string bass. This group is
directed by Rhonda Johnson.
New this year are group les-
son classes for ages 7 to adult,
called “Introduction to
Strings.” Students will learn
the basics for playing a string
instrument. There will be two
classes — one for violin/viola
and the other for those who
want to learn to play the cello.
The instructor is Rhonda John-
son.
All groups will meet on
Sunday afternoons at Hutchin-
son Middle School.
Introduction to Strings
classes will meet from 2:15
p.m. to 3:15 p.m. (violin/viola)
and 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.
(cello).
The Varsity Strings will
meet from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in
the choir room, and the Sym-
phonic Orchestra will meet
from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in
the band room.
The first rehearsal for both
will begin Sept. 29. The con-
cert is set for Dec. 8.
For more information or to
register, visit the CRAYO
Open House on Sunday, Sept.
15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., call
320-587-7220, or go to
www.crayo.org. CRAYO also
can be found on Facebook.
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, September 5, 2013 — Page 5
Sports
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Gustavo Villalobos (11) Ismael Calderon
Garcia (15) and Aaron Donnay (right)
form a wall for Panther goalie Kyle Beck
as Trevor Meed of Chain of Lakes at-
tempts to drive the ball over them. Ac-
tion is from Friday’s Panther loss 3-0.
Boys’ SOCCER
Girls’ SOCCER
TENNIS
VOLLEYBALL
FOOTBALL
CROSS COUNTRY
August
29....Mound-Wtka............L,9-0
30....Chain of Lakes ........L,3-0
September
03....at Delano ..................5:00
05....Hutchinson................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
28....Waconia....................2:00
October
01....Worthington ..............4:00
03....at HF Catholic...........5:00
August
22....at Willmar ................L,3-0
28....Mound-Wtka............L,4-0
30....Chain of Lakes .......L,4-2
September
03....at Delano ..................7:00
05....Hutchinson................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
28....Waconia................12p.m.
October
01....Worthington ..............6:00
03....at HF Catholic...........5:00
August
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
29....Mound-Wtka...........W,4-3
30....St. Peter .................W,4-3
September
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.
17....Hutchinson................4:15
19....N.London-Sp. ...........4:15
28....WCC, at Orono.....10a.m.
August
24....at NYA Jamboree ............
September
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
October
03....at Litchfield ...............4:00
05....at Swain Inv. .............TBD
10....at Mound-Wtka. ........4:00
11....Waconia (homecoming)...
......................................12p.m.
15....at Watertown-Mayer..4:15
August
27....at Watertown-Mayer.L,3-1
29....HF Catholic..............L,3-1
September
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.
17....Waconia....................7:00
19....at Orono....................7:00
21....Sibley East Inv........8a.m.
24....at GFW.....................7:30
26....Delano ......................7:00
October
01....at Hutchinson............7:00
03....Annandale ................7:00
08....at New London-Spicer .....
..........................................7:00
10....at Litchfield ...............7:00
18....Rochester Inv ...........5:15
19....Rochester Inv .......10a.m.
August
29....at HF Catholic. .....W,34-7
September
06....Hutchinson................7:00
13....at Annandale.............7:00
20....New London-Spicer ..7:00
27....at Litchfield ...............7:00
October
04....Spring Lake Park ......7:00
11....Waconia (homecoming)...
..........................................7:00
16....Dassel-Cokato..........7:00
GSL Panther
Fall Sports
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
It took eight plays for the
Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers
to find the end zone against the
Holy Family Fire in the season
opener on Thursday, that ended
34-7 in favor of GSL.
“For an opener, we’ll take
that,” head coach Scott Tschim-
perle said. “You never know
with that team (Holy Family).
I’m very pleased with the way
our kids prepared for the whole
week. They were ready.”
While he may be happy with
this week, Tschimperle knows
his team will have to continue
to evolve, especially with
Hutchinson visiting on Friday.
“No question about it, we did
a lot of good things,” he said.
“But there’s also room for im-
provement. Hutch is a very
good football team, but we are,
too. We just have to prepare for
the next four days.”
Leading the charge for the
Panthers offensively was senior
halfback Jake Stuedemann,
who had 115 yards rushing on
18 carries, and three touch-
downs.
The senior captain said the
Fire’s defenders were “knifing
in, and really killing everything
inside.” Which prompted
GSL’s offense to run outside
the tackles more.
“We started hitting the six
hole, and just reading the out-
side,” Stuedemann said.
GSL racked up 263 rushing
yards on 52 carries. Junior
quarterback Keaton Anderson
was seven of nine, and threw
for 93 yards and two touch-
downs.
The offense accrued 16 first
downs, and 356 total yards, and
left Tanner Grack to punt twice
for an average of 39.5 yards.
The defense had a strong
showing in the season opener
as well.
Despite the big run from
Johnson on Holy Family’s first
possession, the Panther defense
held Johnson to 99 yards rush-
ing on 11 attempts.
The Fire were held to just
147 yards of offense on 37
plays.
Senior defensive tackle Tyler
Donnay wreaked havoc on
Holy Family’s offensive line.
The senior had nine tackles
total, with three solo and six as-
sisted tackles. He was pushing
offensive linemen into the back
field all game, and disrupted
some key plays for the Fire.
“I was definitely having my
way with them,” Donnay said
with a smile. “I could do what
I wanted. I was moving them
and just overpowering them,
hitting and reading. It was fun.”
GSL hosts rival Hutchinson
this Friday, who won a 16-13
nail biter against Becker in
overtime last week.
The Tigers defeated GSL
twice last year, with the second
loss ending the Panther’s sea-
son in the Section 2 (Class
AAAA) championship game.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7
p.m. at Stevens Seminary Sta-
dium.
***
A 39-yard return by Jake
Stuedemann started things off
for GSL, and about four min-
utes and eight plays later, Dal-
ton Clouse scored the Panthers’
first touchdown on an 8-yard
pass from Keaton Anderson.
The Fire wasted no time re-
taliating, scoring in just three
plays, when Chazz Johnson
busted a 64-yard touchdown
run on third and eight.
But that was all the scoring
Holy Family accomplished in
the game.
Meanwhile, GSL employed
its same style that’s been so
successful over the years:
smashmouth, three yards in a
cloud of dust, football.
The second possession for
GSL started at its own 49 with
11:14 left in the second quarter.
After a first down, Stuede-
mann lost two yards up the
middle, but sprung a 42-yard
touchdown on the ensuing play
behind the right side of the line,
giving GSL a 14-7 advantage.
The Fire punted after eight
plays on its second possession.
Starting at their own 45 yard
line, the Panthers gained 30
yards on a first-down pass to
Jacob Popelka, which brought
them to the Holy Family 27.
After four consecutive rushes
by Stuedemann, it was 21-7
after the senior ran it in from
four yards out.
It was almost 28-7 heading
into halftime, but a deep pass
along the sideline slipped
through Stuedemann’s fingers
which surely would have led to
paydirt.
The third quarter started off
with a Holy Family punt after
the Fire gained some positive
yardage, but lost 11 yards on a
fumbled snap, which stymied
the offense.
A signature GSL drive en-
sued on the team’s first posses-
sion of the second half at its
own 20 yard line.
Driving 80 yards in five min-
utes, the Panthers tallied an-
other touchdown when
Stuedemann lowered his pads
on the thirteenth play for a two-
yard score. The extra point at-
tempt was no good, leaving the
score at 27-7.
Another Holy Family punt
put the Panthers on their own
36 yard line.
This time, Anderson did the
bulk of the work, rushing five
times for 39 yards. He scored
on third and goal after getting
flushed out of the pocket when
he rolled to his left and found
Tanner Grack in the corner of
the endzone to make it 34-7.
Panthers extinguish the Fire 34-7
Just short
Lady Panthers have won the
first set of every game, still at 0-2
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
Despite losing the first two
games of the season, the Glen-
coe-Silver Lake varsity volley-
ball team has been in every set
of every game, and its captains
have definitely shown why they
lead this team.
Hosting the Holy Family Fire
on Thursday for parents night,
GSL claimed the first set 28-26,
behind eight kills from captains
Stephanie Klockmann and Lexi
Kerslake.
But the Fire came right back
and edged the Panthers in the
next three sets, 25-20, 25-20 and
25-23.
GSL’s attacking percentage
was 14.63 in the first set, but
dropped to -2.78 in the next set,
as the Panthers committed nine
attacking errors to only eight
kills. That percentage improved
in the next two sets, but the Pan-
thers still lost.
A young team with mostly
smaller players, GSL only
amassed three solo blocks dur-
ing Thursday’s game.
Klockmann led the way with
15 kills, Kerslake followed with
nine of her own.
The duo had 17 digs each
against the Royals. Cortney
Konen and Taylor Novak each
had 15 in that game as well.
Layne Hermann had 29 set
assists against Holy Family, and
31 against the Royals.
The Panthers boasted a 90.7
service receive percentage
against Holy Family, and 97.3
percent against Watertown-
Mayer.
In two games, GSL has been
outscored by a total of 15 points.
The Panthers have scored 175
points to its opponents’ 190.
To top it off, Kerslake will be
playing with a plastic-casted
broken finger on her strong hand
for approximately six weeks.
Regardless of the two close
losses to start the season, and an
injured captain, head coach Lori
Schwirtz is happy with the
team’s performance so far. Ac-
cording to Schwirtz, the girls
just need to learn to close out sit-
uations this year by being “a lit-
tle more savvy.”
“(We) can’t afford to get be-
hind in a game when our oppo-
nents are equal,” Schwirtz said.
“We knew coming into this we
would be a predominantly small
team, so we would have to be
scrappy and play solid defense
... Overall, the girls played re-
spectfully.”
The Panthers host Sibley East
on Monday at 7 p.m. at the
Glencoe-Silver Lake High
School.
GSL kicks off its Wright
County Conference schedule
when Mound-Westonka travels
to Glencoe the following day,
Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Cortney Konen digs the ball against Holy Family last
Thursday. The Panthers lost 3-1 after winning the first set.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
By Josh Randt
Sports Editor
The boys’ soccer team kicked
off its regular season last week
with losses to Mound-Westonka
and Chain of Lakes Soccer Club.
The Panthers have been
outscored 11-0 in the first two
games of the season.
Though they have yet to score
a goal or notch a win, head
coach Jeff Shults said the two
games will provide his team
with experience for the rest of
the season.
“We were working as a team
to figure out how to play, and
what needed to be done,” Shults
said. “It will be good preparation
for the rest of the season.”
Lacking reserves makes it
tough on the team, especially
when its opponents have a full
bench of players ready to sub in.
Still, the head coach said there
are things the team can improve
upon to be successful.
“We still have to work on fun-
damental skills and passing and
support,” Shults said. “And we
still need to be in physically bet-
ter shape. Especially playing
without subs. But I think it will
take care of itself — if we go
without substitutions — if we
get in better shape.”
Senior midfielder Eduardo
Herrera echoed his coach’s ob-
servation.
“Conditioning,” Herrera said
of what Glencoe-Silver Lake
can take away from these first
losses. “We got some good con-
ditioning for the season, and we
can learn from our mistakes. We
can definitely take some posi-
tives away, that we got some
shots and a few attempts at
goals. We did some things right,
so we can use that for the next
game.”
The two things the senior said
they need to work on for the next
game is, “passing, and a lot of
listening.”
GSL hosts Hutchinson on
Sept. 5, and travels to Waconia
on Sept. 9. Both games are at 5
p.m.
***
GSL was down 1-0 heading
into halftime of Friday’s game
against the Chain of Lakes
Roosters.
Head coach Jeff Shults tried to
instill a sense of urgency to score
during the intermission, but the
Roosters kept the Panther of-
fense in check.
At 28:27 in the second half,
Trevor Meed gave the Roosters
a 2-0 advantage.
Jacob Fehrenbach and Aaron
Geisen put some shots on goal in
the second half, but to no avail.
Ben Friederichs put the final
goal for Chain of Lakes in the
GSL net at 15:59.
Boys’ soccer team
gaining experience
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Senior fullback Dalton Clouse breaks free after receiving
a pass from Keaton Anderson. Action is from Thursday’s
game in Victoria that resulted in a 34-7 drubbing of Holy
Family.
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Rich Valley Township
Meeting Change
The Rich Valley Township regular
meeting scheduled on Wednesday,
September 11, 2013 has been changed
to Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at
7:30 PM at the Rich Valley Town Hall.
Theresa Rusten, Clerk
320-864-6647
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader September 5, 2013)
McLeod County
NOTICE OF PROPOSED
DRAINAGE DITCH LEVIES
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
10:00 A.M.
BY ORDER OF THE COUNTY
BOARD:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
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.
NOTICE IS FURTHER HEREBY
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
th
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
Levies:
COUNTY DITCHES
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
JOINT DITCHES
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
rd
day of August, 2013
Cindy Schultz
McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader, August 29 and
September 5 & 12, 2013)
McLeod County
McLEOD COUNTY
INVITATION TO BID PRINTING
OF THE 2012 FINANCIAL
STATEMENT
The McLeod County Board of
Commissioners will receive bids for
the printing of the 2012 McLeod
County Financial Statement at the of-
fice of the County Auditor-Treasurer,
2391 Hennepin Ave N, Glencoe, MN
55336. Contact Colleen at for speci-
fications. Bids will be received until
4:30 p.m. September 13, 2013.
Cindy Schultz
County Auditor-Treasurer
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader, August 29 and
September 5, 2013)
Notice of Hearing
NOTICE OF HEARING
ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that the Sil-
ver Lake city council will meet at 7:00
p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013,
at the Silver Lake Auditorium, to con-
sider, and possibly adopt, the proposed
assessment for the Grove Avenue
(CSAH 2) Improvement Project,
which includes improvements on the
following streets:
• Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) from
Gehlen Drive to TH 7
by construction of water main,
storm sewer, concrete curb and gutter,
aggregate base, concrete surfacing,
concrete sidewalks, turf restoration,
and miscellaneous items required to
properly complete the improvements.
Adoption by the council of the pro-
posed assessment may occur at the
hearing. The area proposed to be as-
sessed for such improvements in-
cludes properties abutting such im-
provements.
Such assessment is proposed to be
payable in equal annual installments
extending over a period of 15 years,
the first of the installments to be
payable on or before the first Monday
in January 2014, and will bear interest
at a rate of 4.00 percent per annum
from the date of the adoption of the as-
sessment resolution. To the first in-
stallment shall be added interest on the
entire assessment from the date of the
assessment resolution until December
31, 2014. To each subsequent install-
ment when due shall be added interest
for one year on all unpaid install-
ments.
You may at any time prior to certi-
fication of the assessment to the
county auditor, pay the entire assess-
ment on such property to the city
clerk. No interest shall be charged if
the entire assessment is paid within 30
days from the adoption of this assess-
ment. You may at any time thereafter,
pay to the city administrator the entire
amount of the assessment remaining
unpaid, with interest accrued to De-
cember 31 of the year in which such
payment is made. Such payment must
be made before November 15 or inter-
est will be charged through December
31 of the succeeding year. If you de-
cide not to prepay the assessment be-
fore the date given above the rate of
interest that will apply is 4.00 percent
per year. The right to partially prepay
the assessment is available.
The proposed assessment roll is on
file for public inspection at the city
clerk’s office. The total amount of the
proposed assessment is $254,338.18.
Written or oral objections will be con-
sidered at the meeting. No appeal may
be taken as to the amount of an assess-
ment unless a written objection signed
by the affected property owner is filed
with the city clerk prior to the assess-
ment hearing or presented to the pre-
siding officer at the hearing. The
council may upon such notice con-
sider any objection to the amount of a
proposed individual assessment at an
adjourned meeting upon such further
notice to the affected property owners
as it deems advisable.
Under Minn. Stat. §§ 435.193 to
435.195, the council may, in its discre-
tion, defer the payment of this special
assessment for any homestead prop-
erty owned by a person 65 years of
age or older for whom it would be a
hardship to make the payments. When
deferment of the special assessment
has been granted and is terminated for
any reason provided in that law, all
amounts accumulated plus applicable
interest become due. Any assessed
property owner meeting the require-
ments of this law and the policy
adopted under it may, within 30 days
of the confirmation of the assessment,
apply to the city administrator for the
prescribed form for such deferral of
payment of this special assessment on
their property.
If an assessment is contested or
there is an adjourned hearing, the fol-
lowing procedure will be followed:
1. The city will present its case first
by calling witnesses who may testify
by narrative or by examination, and by
the introduction of exhibits. After each
witness has testified, the contesting
party will be allowed to ask questions.
This procedure will be repeated with
each witness until neither side has fur-
ther questions.
2. After the city has presented all its
evidence, the objector may call wit-
nesses or present such testimony as
the objector desires. The same proce-
dure for questioning of the city’s wit-
nesses will be followed with the
objector’s witnesses.
3. The objector may be represented
by counsel.
4. Minnesota rules of evidence will
not be strictly applied; however, they
may be considered and argued to the
council as to the weight of items of ev-
idence or testimony presented to the
council.
5. The entire proceedings will be
tape-recorded (video-taped).
6. At the close of presentation of
evidence, the objector may make a
final presentation to the council based
on the evidence and the law. No new
evidence may be presented at this
point.
7. The council may adopt the pro-
posed assessment at the hearing.
An owner may appeal an assess-
ment to district court pursuant to
Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving no-
tice of the appeal upon the mayor and
city administrator of the city within 30
days after the adoption of the assess-
ment and filing such notice with the
district court within ten days after
service upon the mayor or clerk.
Kerry Venier
City Clerk/Treasurer
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader, August 29 and
September 5, 2013)
Legal Notices
We finally got relief from the heat over the long week-
end, but things heat back up this week as high pressure
from the west moves back in. This blast shouldn’t be as hot
or long-lived as the last batch, but temperatures should
climb close to, if not into, the 90s again Friday into Satur-
day.
Rainfall continues to be the only thing lacking from our
forecasts of late, and we could really use some. Unfortu-
nately, I don’t see any in the forecast until Sunday. A frontal
boundary will drape itself over the area Sunday and be the
trigger of thunderstorms for someone. Right now there is
some question as to where, but I like our chances of seeing
some rain Sunday.
Looking toward next week, a cooler batch of air is trying
to make a visit from Canada, so I’m thinking we will cool
down towards the middle of next week. I can’t believe it is
September already!
Have a great week, all; enjoy the good weather while it’s
here.
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 55-61; partly cloudy.
Thursday — Highs 79-85; lows 58-64; clear.
Friday — Highs 84-90; lows 62-68; clear.
Saturday — Highs 86-92; lows 62-68; clear.
Sunday — Highs 78-85; partly cloudy/thunder.
Weather Quiz: What does our normal weather look like
by the end of this month?
Answer to last week’s question: Will the delayed sum-
mer mean a delayed winter this year? In true meteorol-
ogist form, there’s no way of really knowing this, so my
answer would have to be maybe. In past years of late sum-
mers, it has trended towards a late start to winter. A late
summer sometimes also points to a colder-than-normal
winter as well, but only time will tell.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Submitted photo
Friendly wager
GSL Superintendent Chris Sonju, left, and Hutchinson Su-
perintendent Daron VanderHeiden made their friendly
wager on the GSL Panthers-Hutchinson Tigers football
game set for Friday at 7 p.m. at Stevens Seminary Sta-
dium in Glencoe. The superintendent of the losing team
must carry the victory bucket to the winning team’s
school and hand out treats during the school’s lunch
hour, while wearing the winning team’s jersey. The
Hutchinson Tigers got the better of the bet last season,
and Sonju is hoping his GSL Panthers get even this year.
Transit, other officials talk cooperation
By Lori Copler
Staff Writer
A large group of city, county
and public transit officials
from several counties came to-
gether in Hutchinson Friday
morning, Aug. 23, to talk
about how different transit sys-
tems can cooperate — and
possibly consolidate — to pro-
vide better service to riders.
Beverly Herfindahl of Dis-
trict 8 of the Minnesota De-
partment of Transportation
(MnDOT), said the talk of
making public transit systems
more efficient started in 2011
when, because of a large
deficit at the state level, “we
thought transit could take a 30
percent cut in funding.”
The discussion centered
around how public transit sys-
tems could “still put the same
level of service on our streets
if we had to cut,” said Herfind-
ahl. “Usually (in cuts), service
is the first thing to go, and we
didn’t want that to happen.”
As it turned out, the 30 per-
cent cut didn’t materialize, but
“we had started down the path
to improve the efficiencies and
effectiveness of our transit sys-
tem,” Herfindahl said.
While there is a perception
that the state wants to reduce
the number of transit systems
to 10 to 15 from the current 53
systems, consolidation isn’t
necessarily the goal, Herfind-
ahl said.
“We would like to see fewer
contracts,” Herfindahl ac-
knowledged, “because we
could give more detailed over-
sight of contracts instead of
running around as much as
we’re doing,” but the overall
goal is to provide better serv-
ice at, hopefully, the same or
lower cost. MnDOT provides
some funding for public transit
systems and oversees them.
“We don’t specifically see
consolidation for everyone,”
Herfindahl said, but some
smaller systems may see the
benefit of joining with a larger
one, especially as employees
retire or move on to other jobs.
And MnDOT will have some
“transitional funding” to help
with re-lettering buses, new
logo designs and new contracts
with personnel if there are sys-
tems that want to merge.
But late in the meeting, Gary
Ludwig director of Trailblazer
Transit, which serves McLeod
and Sibley counties, said that
there was still “an elephant in
the room” regarding consoli-
dation.
Ludwig said that Tom Got-
tfried of the MnDOT state of-
fice of transit, had specifically
told Trailblazer officials that
MnDOT’s goal is to reduce the
number of transit systems to
15.
“That came straight from St.
Paul,” said Ludwig.
But Herfindahl insisted that
was not the case, and offered
to get something in writing to
address the concern.
Herfindahl also said that
changes are not expected
overnight.
“This is going to take a long
and concentrated effort,” said
Herfindahl.
Herfindahl said that cooper-
ation between transit systems
could be something as simple
as sharing routes, administra-
tion or compliance personnel
(such as drug and alcohol com-
pliance officers), or as com-
plex as an eventual
consolidation of systems.
Jim Swanson, a Sibley
County commissioner, said
that part of the problem is that
each system has a defined
“service area” which, in the
case of county systems, in-
cludes the county and one mile
beyond the county borders. He
described each system as an
independent “silo” that doesn’t
cross lines with other systems.
MnDOT provides funding
based on rides within the serv-
ice area. Rides that extend past
the borders of the service area
aren’t subject to MnDOT
funding.
“Yes, we want to get rid of
the silos,” agreed Herfindahl,
“because we realize that is not
how people live.” Herfindahl
said people are not constrained
in movement by county or mu-
nicipal lines.
Rachel Schneiderman of
Heartland Express in Renville
County, said that some transit
systems are already cooperat-
ing with neighboring transit
systems.
“We’re already doing some
of that; it’s just that now
MnDOT is saying its OK,”
said Schneiderman.
Participants threw out some
ideas ways to share services:
• The possibility of having
transit systems in joint powers
agreements in which each part-
ner takes on specialized tasks,
such as training, dispatching,
maintenance or procurement,
but each “partner” retains its
independent status.
• Shared, dedicated routes
along major transportation cor-
ridors, such as Highways 12,
7, 212 and 19, with each sys-
tem “feeding” into the route.
• Opening borders of the
transit systems to improve ef-
ficiency by sharing services
with other systems.
Schneiderman suggested
that the discussion now move
to the transit director level to
come up with some ideas.
“We’re the ones who know
where we’re not doing our
best, and where we need help,”
said Schneiderman.
Herfindahl agreed, but en-
couraged communication with
city, county and other officials
because they are the decision
makers, she said.
Krajewski earns doctorate
Leianne Knoll Krajewski, daugh-
ter of John and Celia Knoll, gradu-
ated with honors from the
University of Minnesota, Min-
neapolis, with a doctor of nursing
practice degree in anesthesia spe-
cialty. Krajewski is a 1998 graduate
of Lester Prairie High School, a
1999 graduate of Ridgewater Col-
lege in Hutchinson with a licensed
practical nursing degree, and a 2002
graduate of the University of Min-
nesota with a bachelor of science
degree in nursing. She resides in
Duluth with her husband, Ryan, and
is employed at Essential Health St.
Mary’s in Duluth.
People News
Leianne
Krajewski
The McLeod County Chap-
ter of Thrivent Financial is
seeking board members for
2014.
These volunteer positions
require minimal time commit-
ment, anywhere from six to
15 hours per month depending
on the role. Each position
serves for a one-year term.
Meetings are held the sec-
ond Monday evening of each
month at rotating locations in
the county.
Thrivent members inter-
ested in making a difference in
the community should contact
Cindy Eggersgluess at 320-
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New board members sought
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wide front. New paint, runs good,
$9,500; JD620 wide front, nice
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$4,500; JD70-JD45 loader, new
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HANDYMAN: Will do remodeling of
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or outside. Will also do cleaning of
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FOR SALE
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REAL ESTATE
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2003 3BR, 2BA, 1,506 sq. ft. twin-
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RENTAL
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2BR Apartment with garage,
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$450/mo. New Auburn (320) 327-
2928.
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Call (320) 564-3351 for appoint-
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Nice 3BR house for rent on corner
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Want To Rent
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Contact Rich Elbert (320) 365-
4342.
Young farmer looking for land to
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The following described property will be sold at farm located at 4202 212th Street, Lester Prairie, MN. From south edge
of Winsted, MN, 1 mile west on McLeod Co Rd 5, then 1.75 miles south on Cable Ave and .25 mile west on 212th Street.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th • 10 a.m.
BRUCE VENSKE ESTATE
Roger Venske, P.R. (320) 485-2484
Dennis Venske, P.R. (612) 483-6355
AUCTIONEERS
Donald Ziemer, Lic 34-07 NewLondon 320-354-4329
Mark Ziemer, Lic 34-46 NewLondon 320-354-4312
Brian Ziemer, NewLondon
Gary Hotovec 612-202-5090
Donald ZIEMER
New London, MN (320) 354-4329
Auctioneer
Mark ZIEMER
New London, MN (320) 354-4312
Auctioneer
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Secretary • Oak 2-door China cabinet
Several mantle clocks
Enterprise 8 qt sausage stufer
Enterprise 3 qt sausage stufer
Cast iron dinner bell • Humpback clocks
Hoards Dairyman Jan 23, 1885
Sears & Roebuck & Co 1909 catalog
Carnival glass items • Clear glass pieces
Pink & green depression pieces
Hand corn planter • National washboard
Cast iron frying pans • Cast iron water pump
Christmas ornaments • Playboy magazines
Salt & pepper shakers • Horse harness
Watertown, MN, souvenier glass
Horse collar w/ mirror & harness
Cisturn pump • Several oil cans
Kraut cutter • Ingraham wind up clock
Gilbert 1807 wind up clock • Glass bells
Brass bell • Glass chickens • Figurines
Knick knacks • Gehl adv. thermometer
8 track tapes • Hop-A-Long Cassidy cup
Schmidt Bear bottle bank
Schultz beer wagon w/ horses,
umbrella, and wooden kegs
Several Christmas villages w/ accessories
Not responsible for accidents Lunch on Grounds
Number systemused
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click on Ziemer Auction Service
Ziemer Auction Service, Clerk
Usual Terms of Auction
(cash or approved check day of sale).
No items removed until settled for.
See all pictures in color on ziemerauctions.comor go to midwestauctions.comand click on Ziemer
8HOP EOU¡PMENT & TOOL8
Coleman Powermate 26 gallon
upright air compressor
Actylene hoses & cart • 1/2 ton chain hoist
Wrenches • Hydraulic jacks • Log chains
Brace & bits • Organizers • Welding table
Stack on tool box • Shingling brackets
Tool boxes • Battery charger • Hand tools
POLARIS 4x6 6-wheeler w/ dump box
HOU8EHOLD
5 piece oak queen size bedroom set
w/ dressers, (2) chests, and nightstand
Danby dorm-sized refrigerator • Vanity
Whirlpool electric dryer • Pots & pans
Kenmore automatic washing machine
Kirby vacuum • China hutch • Corningware
Village House Christmas houses
Crosley 5 cu ft chest-type freezer
Sony 50” fat screen television
GUN8
Mossberg 410 ga shotgun pump
Ithaca model 37, 12 ga Featherlight shotgun
410 ga lever action shotgun
LAWN & YARD EOU¡PMENT
Ferris IS 3000 mid-mount lawn mower,
Kawasaki engine, 61” mower deck, 163 hrs
John Deere GX-345 lawn tractor,
20 HP V-twin engine, 54” mower deck,
hydrostatic, 400 hrs
Troybilt gas weed whip • Yard tools
Lawn dump cart • Tree trimmer
TOY8
AMF Firechief pedal fre chief car
w/ bell, no ladder
Pedal car • Cast iron train engine & 4 cars
John Deere tractors 1/16 scale:
1935 BR, 1930 GP, 1949 AR, 1958 630LP,
A, 70, 310 Diesel, R, 4010, 820 diesel,
5020 diesel, 7800 w/duals, 8760 4x4,
630, 1953D, 1937 G, R Waterloo Boy,
6400 w/ loader
International Tractors:
1066 w/ cab, 1586 w/ cab, 5140 MFD,
Hydro 100 ROPS, 1066 ROPS, T-340,
Super M-TA, WD-9, 606, Cub 1964-76
white & yellow, M, 5488, 7130, Case IH,
1026 Hydro, 1256 Hydro, 886, 826
Farmall F-20, 350, Cub, Super A
Ford 981 Selecto-Speed, 87 Ford,
tractor loader & backhoe
Oliver 1655 diesel tractor
John Deere haybine
Tonka 768 Mighty truck
Tonka semi dump truck
Oliver 2-rowcorn lanter
Several machinery pieces
Arrial hook & ladder fre truck
Case steamengine • IH 2-bottomplow
Case threshing machine • Round baler
Bobcat 756 skid loader • Square baler
Spirit 76 Agro-King • Pull-type combine
John Deere GT cast iron tractor • Wagons
John Deere 494 Acorn planter • Spreader
Red Oliver 2-bottom top pull-type plow
1932 Ford panel delivery bank,
1925 delivery bank, 1931 delivery bank,
iron Irvin Chester bank, 1013 Model T
bank, Chevrolet delivery van bank,
1918 Runabout bank, 1925 Kenworth
Deer Co truck bank, others
Cannons: black & gold, confederate iron,
Fort Sumter 4-wheel cannon & others
Many more toys: most all tractors in boxes
CROCKERY
Red Wing 10 gallon crock w/ handles
Red Wing 8 gallon crock w/ handles
Red Wing 6 gallon crock w/ handles
Red Wing 4 gallon crock w/ handles
Red Wing 3 gallon crock • Buckeye 15-gallon crock
2 gallon crock w/ leaves • Eastern Stone crock #2
Buckeye stone crock #5 moonshine jug
Red Wing Ko-Feeder complete • 1 gallon crock jug
(5) Ideal Sanitary crock bowls • Crock beater jar
Western stoneware 10 gallon crock w/ cover
Many more items
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Panther pepfest
The GSL Panthers extracurricular seasons kicked off with
the annual pepfest on Wednesday. At the top, cheerlead-
ers Faith Havlik, left, and Alicia Fenner escorted some fu-
ture cheerleaders into the pepfest, including Emma
Vandamme. At left, Zoe Christensen competed in the
Hula-Hoop contest, while at right, Claire Wraspir and
Jacob Jewett worked on their teamwork.
Yellow Squash Casserole
Ingredients:
4 cups sliced yellow squash
1/2 cup chopped onion
35 buttery round crackers, crushed
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place squash and
onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour
in a small amount of water. Cover, and cook
until squash is tender, about 5 minutes. Drain
well, and place in a large bowl. In a medium
bowl, mix together cracker crumbs and cheese.
Stir half of the cracker mixture into the cooked
squash and onions. In a small bowl, mix to-
gether eggs and milk, then add to squash mix-
ture. Stir in 1/4 cup melted butter, and season
with salt and pepper. Spread into a 9x13-inch
baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining
cracker mixture and dot with 2 tablespoons but-
ter. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or
until lightly browned.
Caprese Burger
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4 thick slices tomato
1-1/3 pounds lean ground beef
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
4 hamburger buns, split
Directions:
Whisk the balsamic vinegar, oil, salt and pepper
in a small bowl. Pour over tomato slices to mar-
inate. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high
heat and lightly oil the grate. Mix ground beef,
tomato paste, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic,
and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Form
beef mixture into 4 equal patties. Cook on the
preheated grill until the burgers are cooked to
your desired degree of doneness, about 5 min-
utes per side for well done. Top each burger
with mozzarella cheese; allow to melt. Serve on
hamburger buns with marinated tomato slices.
Tomato Zucchini Bisque
Ingredients:
3 zucchini, chopped into 1/2-inch chunks
2 onions, cut into 1/8ths
2 carrots, sliced
3 stalks celery
1 bulb of garlic, top sliced off to expose cloves
2 red peppers, quartered
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 quart chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup basil
Salt and pepper
Directions:
Simmer diced tomatoes, carrots and celery in
broth. Spray the other veggies with cooking
spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper; bake at
375 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes or until tender
and slightly caramelized on bottom, stir occa-
sionally. Combine vegetables and broth, add
wine and basil. Return to a boil over medium
heat while stirring. Reduce to a simmer and
simmer for a couple minutes. Remove from
heat and puree with blender or food processor.
Add half and half. Reheat to warm cream but
do not boil. Add chicken broth if mixture is too
thick. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
Historical Society program set Sept. 15
The McLeod County Histor-
ical Museum will host a Min-
nesota Archeology Week
program entitled “McLeod
County’s Earliest Residents,”
Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 p.m.
to 4 p.m., in the media room at
the county museum, 380
School Road NW, Hutchinson.
Aaron Nathan Moen, a re-
tired professor of wildlife ecol-
ogy at Cornell University, will
talk about carbon testing as
one way to determine the age
of an artifact.
Moen, who received his
bachelor’s degree at Gustavus
Adolphus and master’s from
St. Cloud State, did the carbon
testing on the museum’s
dugout canoe, which deter-
mined the canoe was about
900 years old.
Ken Schumann, a retired
Department of Natural Re-
sources (DNR) Fisheries em-
ployee, will share how the
dugout was found in the 1950s
by a crew of DNR Fisheries
workers on Big Swan Lake.
His story explains why the
canoe was preserved, and he
will provide insights as to how
the canoe was used.
Also, Lori Pickell-Stangel,
museum executive director,
will explain how, after 50
years, the museum was able to
carbon test and evaluate the
canoe, using a state Legacy
grant.
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