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Community
Auditorium
Silver Lake Auditorium.....................16
Churches
Faith Presbyterian Church.................14
Grace Bible Church...........................14
Newspapers
McLeod Publishing ...........................50
Silver Lake Leader ............................14
Organizations
City of Silver Lake ..............................4
Crow River Sno Pros.........................35
Silver Lake American Legion ...........48
Silver Lake Knights of Columbus.....38
Silver Lake Lions Club .....................12
Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club...........10
Education
ECFE.................................................30
GSL Community Ed. .........................30
GSL Public Schools...........................28
Health/Medical
Chiropractic
Gauer Chiropractic Clinic .................40
Dentists
Contemporary Dental ........................38
Schoeneberger Dental Clinic.............38
Eye Specialists
Southwest Eyecare ............................20
Fitness
Panther Field House ..........................30
Hospitals/Clinics
Glencoe Regional Health Services........
............................Inside Front Cover
Hutchinson Medical Center...............20
Real Estate
Agents/Agencies
Exsted Realty.....................................40
Edina Realty - Ray ............................44
RE/MAX - Huls ................................46
Senior Housing
Cedar Crest .........................Back Cover
Grand Meadows ................................33
Lakeside Manor.................................16
Services
Appliances/Electronics
Electronic Servicing ..........................48
Auctioneers
Kathy Krone Auctioneer....................10
Auto Sales/Service
Al’s Auto Sales ....................................1
Harlan’s Auto Repair .........................44
Kaz’s Auto & Truck Repair ...............32
Child Care
AdventureCare Daycare ....................36
Faith Child Care ................................36
Little Friends Daycare.......................36
Michele’s Day Care...........................36
Construction/Home Services
Custom Installations & Coverings ......6
Kaczmarek Landscaping ...................16
Lite Electric .......................................12
Mathews Digging ..............................34
Mathews Vasek Construction ............12
Nick’s Lawn Service .........................44
Rockhard Concrete & Masonry...........6
Schauer & Sons Construction ...........16
Embroidery
J & P Stitches Embroidery ................40
Financial Services
Edward Jones - Kirk Miller ...............40
First Community Bank,
Silver Lake ...................................39
New Era Financial Group, Inc...........20
Security Bank & Trust, Co. ...............46
Gas Stations
Glencoe Oil Co. .................................40
Kaz’s Auto.........................................32
Schmeling Oil Co., Inc. .....................44
S L Express, Inc.................................10
Hair Salons
The Hair Company............................40
Hauling
Stritesky Trucking ...............................6
Insurance Agencies
Citizens Insurance Agency................48
Jilek Insurance Agency, Inc...............20
State Farm - Larry Anderson.............10
Sumter Mutual...................................32
Pet Services
Waggin’ Tails Professional Dog
Grooming .....................................10
Plumbing & Heating
Dale’s Plumbing & Heating ..............46
Mikolichek Plumbing & Heating ........6
Ziemer Plumbing & Heating.............34
Printing
Crow River Press.....Inside Back Cover
McLeod Publishing ...........................50
Restaurants
Molly’s Cafe......................................48
Sanitation Services
McLeod County Solid Waste.............44
Storage
K & K Storage...................................34
Shopping
Costumes
Grandma’s Closet ..............................16
Farm/Fleet
Glencoe Fleet Supply ........................44
Florists
Jean’s Floral & Craft ...........................6
Liquor
Silver Lake Liquors...........................16
Produce
Shimanski Orchard............................32
Specialty
Healing Waters ..................................10
ADVERTISING DIRECTORY
Editorial Directory:
• Welcome ..............................................3
• Silver Lake city council ......................5
• New to town/basic ordinances ............7
• Silver Lake city staff............................8
• Planning for Silver Lake’s future ........9
• Silver Lake Leader continues ..............9
• Aquatic Center ..................................13
• Churches ............................................15
• Cedar Crest ........................................17
• History ..............................................18
• Pola Czesky Days ..............................19
• Elderly/handicap housing ..................21
• Local organizations ......................22-24
• Luce Line Trail ..................................25
• City map ......................................26-27
• GSL Schools ......................................29
• GSL School District ..........................31
• Snowmobile trail map........................35
• Daycares ............................................36
• Silver Lake emergency services ........37
• County parks......................................41
• McLeod County committees ............42
• McLeod County officials ..................43
• Silver Lake expos ..............................45
• State and federal officials ..................47
• Township offices................................49
• Area celebrations ..............................52
Cover
Information
Photo by Brenda Fogarty
Main photo: The bandshell lo-
cated at downtown American Le-
gion Park. Additional photos are
of the annual Ice Golf Tourne-
ment, the Bruce Maresh Aquactic
Center, Music in the Park, and
the kiddie parade held in con-
junction with Pola Czesky days.
Publisher
2011-2012 Silver Lake Guide
published by McLeod Publishing,
Inc., Glencoe, Minnesota.
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Dear Friends and Visitors:
I cannot begin to count the number
of times over the years I have been
asked, “Why have you always stayed
in the Silver Lake area?” The short and
simple answer is “I cannot think of a
better place to live.”
Outsiders may say that we have
fewer businesses than we used to have.
The response to that is yes; like many
other communities our size, there are
less, but the ones that we do have are
very loyal and they keep the communi-
ty’s best interest close to their hearts.
For that we should all be very grateful
and continue to give them our support.
Another thing I hear from visitors,
“there always seems to be something
going on in Silver Lake.” And the rea-
son for that is our city has so many
very fine organizations which are con-
stantly putting on different events to
raise money for their numerous pro-
jects.
Some of the most heartwarming
things you will ever witness are when
an individual or family is in need, the
whole community will come together,
organize and support an event or fund
raiser to help these people out. Like I
have said many times before, without
these many volunteers, small town
America would cease to exist. Hats off
to all these fine individuals who make
up this fine community,
Finally, years ago before our area
communities joined together and
formed our great GSL school district,
our small school’s nickname was the
“Lakeites.” Back then if you ever
asked anyone what a Lakeite was, they
had no definitive answer. Well, I feel
the best answer to that question are all
those individuals described in the para-
graphs above and the many fine resi-
dents of the Silver Lake Area. Every-
one should be proud to call this our
home!
Sincerely,
Mayor Bruce Bebo
City of Silver Lake
The city that we call “home”
Silver Lake Mayor Bruce Bebo
Population: 837
City of Silver Lake
308 Main Street West,
Silver Lake MN 55381
320-327-2412
www.cityofsilverlake.org
Silver Lake
Where is
Silver Lake?
Silver Lake is located in
McLeod County, south-central
Minnesota. It is 50 miles west
of the Twin Cities, located on
Minnesota Highway 7.
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Local Celebrations: Pola-Czesky Days, Music in the Park,
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Dairy Days, Winter Festival/Santa Day
City of Silver Lake
PO Box 347, 308 Main St. W.
Silver Lake, MN 55381
320-327-2412 • www.cityofsilverlake.org
✧Located on State Hwy 7
✧Friendly, small town
atmosphere
✧Downtown redevelopment
✧A great place to develop your
business
✧Centrally located between the
cities of Hutchinson & Glencoe
✧Economic development
✧Schools, parks, pool
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Silver Lake City Council
Biscay (864-5024): Ray Urban,
mayor; Paula Brecht, clerk; Marian
Knoll, treasurer; Tom Urban, Jason
Mielke, Dennis Schwanke and Rich
Pohlmeier, council members. Meet-
ing: Second Tuesday.
Brownton (328-5318): Curtis Car-
rigan, mayor; Cindy Lindeman,
clerk/treasurer; Norman Schwarze,
Douglas A. Block, Chuck Warner and
Brian Dressel, council members.
Meeting: First Tuesday. Fax: (320)
328-5318
Glencoe (864-5586): Randy Wil-
son, mayor; Mark Larson, city ad-
ministrator; Daniel Perschau, Lori
Adamietz, Greg Copas, John Schrupp
and Gary Ziemer , council members.
Meetings: First and third Mondays
each month; Fax: 864-6405.
Hutchinson (587-5151): Steve
Cook, mayor; Jeremy Carter, admin-
istrator/treasurer; Eric Yost, Chad Cz-
mowski, Mary Christensen and Bill
Arndt, council members. Meetings:
Second and fourth Tuesdays. Fax:
(320) 234-4240; e-mail
jcarter@ci.hutchinsonmn.us
Lester Prairie (395-2646): An-
drew Heimerl, mayor; Marilyn
Pawelk, coordinator/treasurer; Art
Mallak, Ron Faust, Eric Angvall and
Robert D. Messer, council members.
Meeting: First Monday after first
Tuesday. Fax No. (320) 395-2646
New Auburn (864-5831): Roger
Becker, mayor; Wendy Becker, clerk,
Marlys Becker, treasurer; Douglas
Munsch, Sheri Lowden, Elizabeth
Frahm and Jim Stark, council mem-
bers. Meeting: First and third Tues-
day.
Plato (238-2570): Bob Becker,
mayor; Gerri Scott, clerk and treasur-
er; VeeAnn Wood, Donovan Buck-
entin, Julie Wischnack and Susanne
Couval Templin, council members.
Meeting: Second Monday.
Stewart (562-2518): Jeff Erken-
brack, mayor; Ronda Huls,
clerk/treasurer; Jason Carter, Mike
Aydt, Jason Peirce and Tammy
Schaufler, council members. Meet-
ing: Second Monday. Fax. No. (320)
562-2518; e-mail:
cityhall@mchsi.com
Winsted (485-2366): Steve Stotko,
mayor; Brent Mareck, administrator;
Deb Boelter, clerk/treasurer; Bonnie
Quast, Tom Ollig, Dave Mochinski
and George Schulenberg, council
members. Meeting: First and third
Tuesdays. Fax: (320) 485-2858; e-
mail: clerk.winsted@tds.net.
Mayor
Bruce Bebo
217 Summit Ave.
327-3157
Councilmember
Carol Roquette
224 Century Ln.
320-753-1145
Councilmember
Nolan Johnson
205 E. Main St.
327-2990
Councilmember
Eric Nelson
300 Lake Ave. S.
327-8482
Councilmember
Wilbert Krone
208 Lake Ave. S.
No phone
Other area city councils
Council meetings:
First and third
Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
Contact council members
by e-mail:
www.cityofsilverlake.org
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General Freight Hauling
Daily Delivery to and from the Twin Cities
(and surrounding areas).
Family owned
since 1946
320.212.9265
Flowers • Plants
Balloons • Bouquets
• Weddings
• Anniversaries
• Birthdays
• Hospital stays
• Funerals
Silver Lake’s
Local Florist
For all occasions:
Jeans Floral &Craft
327-2242
FREE delivery to surrounding area
Available 24/7
Jean Penas
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New to town? Some things to know
Utilities
Electricity — Xcel Energy
• Customer service, 1-800-895-4999
Natural Gas — CenterPoint
• Gas leak-emergency, 1-800-722-9236
• Billing, account set-up, 1-800-245-2377
• Web si te, www.mi nnegasco.Center-
PointEnergy.com
City water and sanitary sewer
• New accounts, 327-2412
• After hours emergencies, 864-3134
Telephone — Sprint
• New accounts, 1-800-788-3500
• Repairs, 1-800-788-3600
Mail — U.S. Postal Service
• Most city residents require a post office box
to receive mail. Check with postmaster.
• Postmaster, 327-2155
Cable television — MediaCom
• New accounts, 605-697-5447
• Repairs, 1-800-322-0245
Refuse/recycling service —
Waste Management
• Refuse pickup each Thursday; recycling
pickup every other Thursday
• Recycling bins available at city hall.
• New accounts, 1-800-450-9378
Underground utility location — Gopher
State One Call
• Call 48 hours before digging, 1-800-252-
1166
Some city ordinances to be aware of ...
The following are some of the more applicable city ordinances that people need to be aware of in Silver Lake:
— Building permits are required in Silver Lake for virtually any type of construction/remodeling project and
these include plumbing and heating as well. Permit forms can be obtained through city hall. The city building in-
spector is MNSPECT and can be reached at 888-446-1801.
— Animal control ordinance states that if you have more than two cats or dogs you must obtain a permit
through city hall, and if you have pets other than cats, dogs, or indoor caged pets, a permit must also be obtained.
— Silver Lake does enforce parking restrictions for snow removal from November to May each year.
— The city’s blight ordinance does not permit anything that may cause a blighting factor within the community.
— Water/sewer utility accounts are handled through the city.
This is not a complete listing of all city ordinances. Feel free to contact city hall at (320) 327-2412 for more or-
dinance information.
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Silver Lake city staff
Supervisor: Dale Kosek, 327-2412
Gary Jerabek, Maintenance
Public works
City administration
Police Chief: Bill Hummel, 327-0108 (non-emer-
gency); Forrest Henricksen, Police Officer
silverlakepolice@mchsi.com
In an emergency, dial 9-1-1
Fire Chief: Dale Kosek, 864-3134
Ambulance Chief: Duane Wawrzyniak, 327-2412
Emergency Response Coordinator: Christine
Wawrzyniak, 327-2412
Emergency contacts
Silver Lake City Hall, located at 308 Main Street W.,
houses city police, ambulance and public works staff.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day, with the lobby open until 6 p.m. each day. The
city hall phone number is 327-2412.
City signs welcome visitors into town. The signs were
completed with funds from the city and donations by
the Silver Lake Lions Club.
Kerry Venier
Clerk/Treasurer
327-2412
Kristi Mesenbrink
Deputy Clerk
View of Silver Lake from Cornerstone
Park.
Above, the Silver Lake Auditorium. Left,
the water tower.
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“Something we’re im-
pressing upon the council is
this idea to plan for im-
provement,” City Clerk
Kerry Venier said about the
2011 plan for the city of Sil-
ver Lake.
“One of our biggest plans
is to improve our infrastruc-
ture,” Mayor Bruce Bebo
elaborated. “It’ll take
awhile. There is a lot of it.”
City infrastructure needs
include sidewalk mainte-
nance and repair of the water
and sewer lines. They con-
tinue to discuss the outlook
for 2011, discussing major
improvement projects as
well as minor projects that
would benefit Silver Lake.
The biggest part of plan-
ning for 2011 includes think-
ing about 2013, which is the
year debt will come off the
budget in Silver Lake.
“We need to see where
our needs are with the debt
coming off,” Venier said.
According to Venier, the
council has taken the ap-
proach that “this is the time
to plan, but so it doesn’t
break the bank.” Bebo said.
“If we look at the city’s fi-
nancial and general funds,
there’s no comparison as to
what it was a few years
ago.”
“Before, we had to pay to
get through the year, and
now we can look at how we
can spend for the future. In
2006, the budget was a half
a month ahead, and now
we’re at three and a half
months ahead,” Venier said
about budget reserves. “Au-
ditors will tell you six
months (in reserves) is
great,” Bebo added.
Although the budget is
looking up for 2011, Bebo
said the city had made “seri-
ous budget cuts” to get
there. “And, hopefully, the
state doesn’t cut more of
our aid,” he added. “We
don’t want to spend a lot of
money working on big
things,” Bebo said. “People
like to see things they can
feel and touch and notice
the improvement. After
putting effort into these im-
provements, we don’t want
them to step outside and see
that the city looks the same.”
Smaller improvement pro-
jects include painting the au-
ditorium and building a
more handicap-accessible
ladies’ bathroom in the audi-
torium.
“It’s a big challenge,” Ve-
nier said. “We have such
limited resources and such
big needs. It’s tough to bal-
ance it.
“Also, we watch what
other governments are doing
as well, like the school
board for example. They’re
asking and pushing for refer-
endums and money, and
people will be looking at
where money is going when
they see increases in taxes,”
Venier said.
“We (City Council) are
the most visible to the pub-
lic,” Venier added. “Not
everybody has kids in
school, so they don’t often
pay too much attention to
things like the GSL building
referendum.”
Although Bebo and Venier
discussed the plans for
changes and improvements
to Silver Lake, Bebo added,
“we still have to do things
we did in the past, like the
pool, summer recreation,
and other ongoing projects.
In addition to this planning,
we still have daily require-
ments of operating the city.”
To begin and manage
these improvements to Sil-
ver Lake, such as painting
the auditorium, Bebo and
Venier discussed other re-
sources, such as the help
from the public.
“A city like this is really
based on volunteering,”
Bebo said. He described the
volunteers who showed up
to help with a Cedar Crest
project. “There were people
there from 8 years old to 75
years old. People want to
feel like they’re a part of
something,” Bebo said. “In
today’s world, that’s huge.”
In March 2011, the city
applied for a “Minnesota
Beautiful” grant through the
Valspar Corporation and the
Southwest Initiative Founda-
tion to help fund the painting
project for the auditorium.
Ninety-seven gallons of
paint have been awareded to
the city on the condition that
only volunteers use the paint
for the project. No help can
be hired to complete the pro-
ject. Currently, seven organi-
zations in Silver Lake have
agreed to volunteer for the
painting project. The City
Council is developing paint-
ing priorities for the audito-
rium and working on creat-
ing a painting schedule for
the organizations so that the
project is completed in an
efficient manner. The city
has one year to use the
awarded grant to complete
the project.
The Silver Lake Lake En-
hancement Association is
also working to improve the
city by installing two piers
on the shores of Silver Lake.
Currently, the association is
waiting on the approval of
the DNR for the fishing
piers. The hope is for the
piers to be installed by Au-
gust 2011.
Planning for Silver Lake’s future
View of downtown Silver Lake looking west along Main Street.
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Sportsmen’s Club
We meet the fourth Thursday
at the clubhouse, Swan Lake
Sanctuary, at 7 p.m.
Join us for the annual turtle soup feed.
We will be selling burgers during
Pola-Czesky Days.
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AUCTIONEER
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Krone Auction Center, Hwy. 7, Silver Lake
(Behind SL Express/Marathon)
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On Jan. 1, the 109-year
history of the Silver Lake
Leader being a part of the
Merrill family came to an
end when Ken and Dorothy
Merrill sold the Leader to
McLeod Publishing of
Glencoe, the parent compa-
ny of The McLeod County
Chronicle.
Besides the sale, which
was effective Dec. 30, 2010,
the Leader office, long a
fixture on Main Street,
moved into the Zeimer
building, 104B Lake Ave.,
Silver Lake.
In a farewell article in the
Leader, Ken Merrill
summed up his feelings and
that of many others in the
community. “I’m very
happy. I hope the communi-
ty supports the Leader
(under new ownership) like
we’ve enjoyed.
“It’s a mixed emotion
time. We are happy the Sil-
ver Lake Leader continues,
but we’re sad as we leave
the business that has been
such an important piece of
our lives, as we move on
into full retirement.”
Begun in 1901 by W.O.
“Oscar” Merrill with the
help of the Avery family
and the Hutchinson Leader,
Oscar Merrill moved on to
be the Silver Lake postmas-
ter and his sons, Delbert and
Wilbert, took over the busi-
ness. When Delbert went
into the military service, the
Silver Lake Leader was op-
erated by Wilbert and
Genevieve Merrill, Ken
Merrill’s parents. They con-
tinued publishing until their
deaths.
Ken and Dorothy Merrill
purchased the Leader from
Ken’s siblings in 1988 and
continued publishing the
Leader until the Dec. 30
sale.
Ken Merrill said he was
literally born into the news-
paper business, in fact, born
in the same building that
housed the Leader office on
Main Street.
“I was born and raised in
this building,” he said. “I
grew up here.”
He said he and his sib-
lings often worked in the
back with the presses, while
his mother worked the old
hot lead linotypes.
“We’d catch and feed the
paper,” Ken said of the old
letter presses that printed on
one side and then the big
newspaper page was flipped
to print on the other side.
He said that was used
until the 1950s when a more
automated press was pur-
chased.
In the 1970s, the newspa-
per went to off-set printing
that eliminated the need for
the hand presses and lino-
type equipment.
The first Apple computers
were purchased in the
1990s, and he said the com-
puters “made life a whole
lot easier.”
Ken was the chief finan-
cial officer for the city of
Hutchinson for 32 years be-
fore he retired.
Dorothy, on the other
hand, worked for many
years for the school districts
of Hutchinson, Silver lake
and Glencoe-Silver Lake
while also doing a second
job —putting out the Leader
each week.
The Merrills said their
children also grew up in the
newspaper business, spend-
ing many Tuesday nights in
the Leader office, while
their parents and hired staff
pieced together another edi-
tion of the Leader.
Some of the Leader ’s
contibuting writers have
continued, with the history
column by Margaret Benz,
the weather column by Sil-
ver Lake native Jake Yurek
and a Czech-Polish history
column by another Silver
Lake native Tony Kadlec.
Yet another Silver Lake
native, Alyssa Schauer has
become the staff writer at
the Silver Lake Leader.
Joining her in putting out
the Leader since the sale
have been Rich Glennie, ed-
itor, who writes on the
Glencoe-Silver Lake school
news; Lori Copler, who puts
the Leader together through
computer pagination; and
Brenda Fogarty, the Leader
salesperson and Silver Lake
resident.
Silver Lake Leader continues
but without the Merrill family
Ken and Dorothy Merrill sold the Silver Lake Leader
on Dec. 30, 2010, ending a 109-year family tradition.
Alyssa Schauer
Leader staff writer
Brenda Fogarty
Leader salesperson
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Silver Lake Lions Club
To serve the community through volunteerism
and support the Lions international projects.
Silver Lake Lions, PO Box 451, Silver Lake, MN 55381
LOCAL PROJECTS
Thank you Silver Lake for your support!
• Lions Hearing Dog • Lions Hearing Foundation
• Leader Dog • Journey for Service
• Youth Exchange • Diabetes
• Peace Poster
• Lions Eye Bank & Children’s Eye Clinic
• Lions Club International Foundation
• Collect used eyeglasses, sunglasses & hearing aids
• Habitat for Humanity • Foundation for Children
• Tim Orth Foundation • McLeod County Food Shelf
• McLeod County Historical Society
• Take tickets at McLeod County Fair
• High School Scholarships • Close-Up Program
• High School After Prom Party
• Field House • Holy Family School
• Pola-Czesky Days • Flower Garden
• Highway Clean Up • Summer Recreation
• Churches • City Street Signs
• Cornerstone Park • Lions Shelter
• City Tennis Courts • Softball Field Restrooms
• Lions Youth Football • Swimming Pool
• Senior Dining • Senior Citizens
• Fruit Baskets for Shut-ins • Bike-a-Rama
We would love to have you visit a meeting
on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the
Silver Lake Legion Club rooms. Enjoy a free meal
on us and see if you would like to join
COMMUNITY DONATIONS
SCHOOL DONATIONS
SPECIAL DONATIONS
LIONS DONATIONS
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The Bruce Maresh Aquatic Center
continues to be the center point for the
Silver Lake recreation area. It is locat-
ed near the northwest shore of Silver
Lake. The area features a softball field,
volleyball, tennis and basketball
courts, horseshoe pits and playground.
The Aquatic Center, constructed in
2006, features a beach style entry chil-
dren’s area with play features, a 20-
foot water slide and diving board, as
well as an attached picnic shelter.
There also is a concession stand and
security lighting at the bath house.
The Silver Lake Pool and Parks Or-
ganization continues to raise money
for improvements to the area and will
be adding a large beach funbrella to
the deck area for sunbathers and fami-
lies to enjoy. Another long-range goal
for the city is paving the parking lot on
the north side of the pool.
Currently, Teresa Kuester and Gary
Kosek, coordinators for swimming
pool activities, are in the process of
developing a new pool schedule that
will not only cater to children and
young adults, but senior citizens as
well. Kuester and Kosek have
arranged a swimming schedule that
will offer designated pool time in the
mornings for senior citizens, lap swim,
and swim club. “We’re hop-
ing to get more seniors to use
the pool,” Kuester said. She
explained that this allows se-
niors “quiet time” in the pool
and it gives them the oppor-
tunity to swim with their
peers.
Kuester is currently work-
ing on creating a monthly
schedule for the pool that will
include themed nights, such
as “Hawaiian Night.” She
hopes that the themed nights
will draw more people to the
pool.
“Everybody is so proud of
the aquatic center. And they
should be,” she said. “It has a
small-town atmosphere and
that’s key.”
The aquatics center was
named for the late Bruce
Maresh, who started the drive
for a new pool and formed
the Silver Lake Pool and
Parks Organization in 2002.
The city of Silver Lake
hires a manager to run it, and
it has Red Cross-certified life
guards. All the admissions
collected go to the city for
operation of the facility.
Maresh Aquatic Center in Silver Lake
The Silver Lake pool, which is called the Bruce Maresh Aquatic Center,
opened June 15, 2006. It offers a zero-entry to 3-foot deep pool and a 3-
foot deep to 10.5-foot deep pool with a diving board and tube slide.
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Faith
Presbyterian
Church
“Where you’re only a visitor once,
then you’re family.”
108 W. Main St., Silver Lake
320-327-2452
Join us for Sunday morning
worship at 10 am.
EVERYONE is welcome!
We are handicap accessible with a ramp entering
the church from the parking lot, and an elevator
to the lower level from the sanctuary. We have
an FM Hearing Assistance System for the
hearing impaired.
Faith
Presbyterian
Church
Non-Denominational
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
300 Cleveland Street, Silver Lake, MN
(Next to the City Water Tower)
Phone: 320-327-2266 or 320-327-2352
http://silverlakechurch.org
Listen to our First Light Radio broadcast Sundays
7:30-8:00 a.m. on KARP 106.9 FM
9:30 a.m. Morning Worship
10:35 a.m. Year-round Sunday School
7 p.m. Sunday & Wednesday Evening Services
Mission Conferences • Writer’s Seminars • Men’s Bible Study!
Unique Outreaches! • Women’s Fall Salad Luncheon • Rally Day!
Motorcycle Sunday • Fall Canoe Trip • Women’s Bible Study
Home of The Living Water Puppets • 30-Hour Famine
Centershot Archery Ministry ... and much more!
* Sea Side Service at Swan Lake 2nd Sunday in
June (Hear a message preached from a boat!)
* Attend Vacation Bible School in July! Check
our Web site for exact dates.
* Look for our float and then stop in for a FREE
ice-cream cone in the city park after the
Pola-Czesky Parade!
* Visit our booth at the McLeod County Fair in August!
“For it is by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:8a)
Grace Bible Church
104B Lake Ave., P.O. Box 343, Silver Lake, MN 55381
Telephone: 320-327-2216 • Fax: 320-327-2530
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Silver Lake area churches
Holy Family Catholic Faith Presbyterian
Grace Bible Church
Assembly of
God
RIVERSIDE ASSEMBLY
OF GOD
20924 State Hwy. 7 W.
Hutchinson
Dr. Lee Allison, pastor
Sunday worship, 9 a.m.
320-587-2074
Fax: 320-587-7407
E-mail: assembly@hutch-
tel.net
Non-
Denominational
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
300 Cleveland Ave. SW,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.
320-327-2266 (parsonage)
http://silverlakechurch.org
WORD OF LIFE
CHURCH
950 School Rd. S.W.,
Hutchinson
Jim and Sheree Hall, pastors
Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m.
Wednesday worship, 7 p.m.
www.loversoftruth.com
320-587-9443
Baptist
BEREAN BAPTIST
727 E. 16th St., Glencoe
Paul Friberg, pastor
Sunday worship, 10:20 a.m.
320-864-6113
www.glencoechurch.org
SHALOM BAPTIST
1215 Roberts Rd. S.W.
Hutchinson
Rick Stapleton, Senior
pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship
pastor
Tait Hoglund, Student
ministries
Sunday worship, 9 a.m. and
10:30 a.m.
320-587-2668
Fax: 320-587-4290
E-mail:
shalom@hutchtel.net
Catholic
HOLY FAMILY
CATHOLIC CHURCH
712 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Patrick Okonkwo, Associate
Pastor
Saturday Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Mass, 8 a.m.
320-327-2261
E-mail: holyfamily
church@mchsi.com
Website: www.holy
familysilverlake.org
Church of Jesus
Christ of the
Latter-day Saints
770 School Rd., Hutchinson
Kenneth Rand, Branch
President
Sunday worship, 11:40 a.m.
320-587-5665
Lutheran-
ELCA
BETHEL LUTHERAN
77 Lincoln Ave. N, Lester
Prairie
Sunday worship, 9 a.m.
320-395-2125
E-mail: bethellp@
embarqmail.com
Presbyterian
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Mark Ford, Pastor
Sunday worship, 10 a.m.
320-327-2452
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends@
embarqmail.com
United Church
of Christ
FIRST CONGREGATION
UNITED CHURCH OF
CHRIST
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
Hutchinson
Brian Brosz, pastor
Sunday worship, 10:15 a.m.
320-587-2125
E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net
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Grandma’s Closet
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and Formalwear.
Joan Paulson
22202 Lace Ave., Silver Lake
320-327-2800
During October: M-F 5-9pm; Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 12-5pm
Year round by appointment.
Cedar Crest Estate, Inc.,
of Silver Lake, was con-
structed in 2009 and con-
sists of 40 resident rooms,
including those in the mem-
ory care unit. Cedar Crest is
a family-owned corporation
that originated in Hutchin-
son in 1984 and has facili-
ties in Cosmos and Silver
Lake.
Cedar Crest offers initial
health care assessments for
all residents moving into the
facility, along with 24-hour
supervision with trained
medical staff. Because
Cedar Crest is an assisted-
living facility, services
ranging from minimal care
up to and including total
care are offered and services
are provided according to
the resident’s individual
needs.
Along with trained med-
ical assistants, Cedar Crest
also employs activity direc-
tors who organize and coor-
dinate several different
daily activities for residents
to participate in and social-
ize amongst themselves,
such as arts and crafts,
bingo, and card games. The
activity directors also coor-
dinate visits with organiza-
tions such as the Cub Scouts
and P.O.L.K. of A. dancers,
along with monthly events
that welcome the communi-
ty to enjoy a card game of
500 with the residents.
Another unique quality
about Cedar Crest is that it
overlooks Silver Lake Resi-
dents can enjoy the view in
the foyer furnished with
comfortable couches and a
stone fireplace.
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Cedar Crest offers comfort and care
The front entry foyer at Cedar Crest is furnished with a stone fireplace and
overlooks Silver Lake. Below, the dining room at Cedar Crest.
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Silver Lake’s history can
be traced back to nearly the
beginning of McLeod Coun-
ty itself, according to infor-
mation published in Silver
Lake’s 1989 centennial
book.
Settlement of the area
began in the 1850s after the
Minnesota Territory was ac-
quired from the Sioux with
the Treaty of Traverse Des
Sioux in 1851.
In spring 1855, a party of
men consisting of Martin
McLeod, Col. J.H. Stevens
and others explored the area
and founded the town of
Glencoe, now the county
seat. At about the same time,
the three Hutchinson broth-
ers chose a sport northwest
of Glencoe and established
the city of Hutchinson.
Silver Lake is known for
its Czechoslovakian and Pol-
ish ancestry. The first
Czechs arrived in 1858 and
settled in Rich Valley Town-
ship east of Hutchinson.
Some of the early family
names are still remembered
today — Kasper, Maly and
Navratil.
During the Sioux Uprising
of 1862, the Czech families
banded together at the
Kasper home, built their
own stockade, sent out
scouting parties, continued
to try to harvest their crops
and suffered no casualties
through the ordeal.
The beginning of Silver
Lake (once called Fremont)
probably happened in the
1860s.
Like most communities, a
need for a church and a
cemetery played a role in the
early establishment in the
area.
The Czech Catholics es-
tablished a cemetery at Bear
Creek, about four miles
south of what is now Silver
Lake. Though not much is
known about the Polish mi-
gration into the area, people
of Polish descent built a
Catholic church in the vil-
lage of Silver Lake itself,
with the help of the Czechs,
in about 1879.
The residents of Protestant
descent began to hold reli-
gious services in their
homes. Eventually, they
formed the Czech Evangeli-
cal Reformed Church, final-
ly building a church home in
1881 after a delay caused by
a grasshopper invasion.
Also in 1881, the Silver
Lake townsite was laid out
by pioneers Jan Jerabek, Jan
Totusek and John Mimms,
who were operating a gener-
al store and saw mill. Eight
years later, a petition was
presented to the McLeod
County Board to incorporate
the townsite into a village,
which was granted
Surprisingly, Silver Lake
did not fall to the same fate
as other communities which
were bypassed by the rail-
road.
In 1887, the Minneapolis
Lyndale and Minnetonka
Railroad was built through
to Hutchinson. The railroad
had proposed to come on the
north side of the lake and
through the town, and had
asked for a subvention of
$6,000. But the businessmen
and farmers were unable to
raise this large sum, and the
railroad line was laid on the
south side of the lake. A Mr.
F.D. Fimon, who owned the
land, gave the railroad 60
acres and expected a town to
spring up. This future town
was often referred to as
South Chicago, although it
was rumored that a town of
“Fimon” was platted. But to
most people, it was simply
known as South Silver Lake.
A side track and a few stores
were built, but the land was
low and swampy and not de-
sirable, and eventually South
Silver Lake faded away.
The churches have always
played an important part in
Silver Lake’s history. The
Czech and Polish Catholics
worshiped together until
1894, when Father Jiranek, a
Bohemian priest in charge of
the Polish church, took steps
to establish a Czech congre-
gation. The following year,
the Church of St. Joseph was
built and Father Jaroslav
Cermak became its first pas-
tor. A parochial school was
established in 1930.
The Polish Church of St.
Adalbert also founded a
parochial school, much ear-
lier than that of St. Joseph.
The first pastor for the
Protestants was Jan Prucha,
college student. He served
the church in 1887-89, but
then returned to his theologi-
cal studies.
Later, dissension resulted
in some members of the
Czech Evangelical Re-
formed Church splitting off
and forming the Free Re-
formed Church.
One of the oldest organi-
zations in the area was the
Bohemian Reading and Edu-
cational Society, founded in
1876, and which had its own
building halfway between
Silver Lake and Hutchinson.
It maintained its own library
of about 1,000 volumes of
Czech books in the fields of
history, politics, literature
and philosophy.
Until 1893, the only pub-
lic schools were rural dis-
tricts, one of which had a
schoolhouse not far from the
village limits.
Then, Independent School
District 38 was organized
and a four-room school-
house was built on the shore
of Silver Lake. In 1912, a
high school department was
organized and graduated its
first class in 1914, with a
total of five members.
The village for many
years also had a bustling
commercial life, with a
brewery, a creamery, and
many others.
Silver Lake history rich with
ethnicity, faith, industrial folks
Silver Lake’s early history included a large variety
of businesses and industries, including a cream-
ery.
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Silver Lake has a strong
tradition of community cel-
ebrations — from a St.
Patrick’s Day parade to an
ice golf tournament to bean-
bag tournaments to a fish
fry.
But its most famous cele-
bration occurs each August
— Pola-Czesky days — a
three-day event celebrating
the community’s rich Polish
and Czechoslavkian roots.
There are varying ac-
counts of the celebration’s
date of origin. The 25th an-
niversary of Pola-Czesky
Days was in 1994, which
means it would have begun
in 1969.
However, other sources
indicated that it started in
about 1975 in anticipation
of the celebration the United
States’ bicentennial in 1976,
showing that peoples of dif-
ferent nationalities had co-
existed well in Silver Lake
for nearly 100 years.
In that year, 1975, the cel-
ebration was considerably
revived. Letters were sent to
each church and organiza-
tion asking for representa-
tives on a planning commit-
tee.
A three-day format was
chosen, with a Friday-
evening introduction to the
celebration, the crowning of
royalty Saturday and a
grand parade on Sunday.
The town has crowned
“royalty” on and off since
1955, when JoAnn Ardolf
was chosen as the first
queen.
In 1975, “junior royalty”
also was selected after the
kiddie parade on Saturday,
as a prelude to the crowning
of the Pola-Czesky royalty
in the evening.
Pola-Czesky Day buttons
have been sold every year
since 1976, becoming col-
lector items for many.
In the past, other activi-
ties included toilet bowl
races (an activity which was
resurrected in recent years),
and canoe races.
Other activities over the
years have included (and
sometimes still include)
polka Masses, softball tour-
naments, lip sync contests,
kiddie carnivals, car shows
flea markets and water ball
tournaments featuring area
fire departments.
There also is a wide vari-
ety of food offered through-
out the weekend, from pork
chops to chicken to hot dogs
and cheese curds.
This year’s celebration is
set for Aug. 5-7.
The Pola-Czesky queen pageant is one of the high-
lights of the annual community celebration. The 2010
royalty included, from left, Madeline Mills, junior
princess; Jeni Vasko, princess; Rachel Posusta,
queen; and Taylor Kaczmarek, junior princess.
Pola-Czesky Days in Silver Lake
Grand parade Toilet bowl races.
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Silver Lake’s elderly housing options
127 Park Ave., Silver Lake
One-level living for 62 years of age and
older. 12 units, partially subsidized. Social
room. Laundry facilities.
320-327-2536
1401 Main St. West, Silver Lake
Two-story building with 40 units, ten of
which are memory loss. We offer cus-
tomized living for the elderly. Contact Roz
Ewald at 320-327-6577, ext. 15, for more
information.
Cedarcrestmn.com
Lloyd Management Inc.
Elderly housing and for persons with
disabilities. Two-level living for 62 years of
age and older. 12 units, rent-based living.
Laundry facilities.
Contact Melissa Holland
507-625-5573
Cedar Crest of Silver Lake
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Uptown Apartments
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Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club
Purpose: To improve hunting and fishing opportunities
around the Silver Lake area, and at the same time conserve
our natural resources for future generations.
Founded: 1948.
Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the
clubhouse at Swan Lake sanctuary.
Activities: Operates and maintains a clubhouse, sanctuary
and aeration system all near Swan Lake; annual clean-up
around shores of Swan Lake; hold annual fund raisers, in-
cluding turtle soup feed; and sell sportsmen’s burgers during
Pola Czesky Days.
Membership: 13 officers, 150 members.
Officers: Robert Sopkowiak, president; Dale Wraspir, secre-
tary; Brian Koktan, treasurer, and 10 directors.
Memberships can be purchased from any Silver Lake busi-
ness or at the annual turtle soup feed for $15 a year or $150
for lifetime.
Contact: Robert Sopkowiak, 320-327-2271.
Pola Czesky Days Committee
Purpose: Coordinate annual city celebration.
Founded: 1970.
Meetings: January through September, last Monday of each
month, 7 p.m. in Silver lake Auditorium.
Activities: All arrangements necessary to put on Pola-
Czesky Days, a three-day celebration honoring Polish and
Czechoslovakian ancestry in Silver Lake.
Membership: One member of every city organization that is
involved in the event.
Officers: Pat Fogarty, chairman; Ron Yurek, vice chairman;
Kristi Mesenbrink, secretary; Kerry Venier, treasurer.
Contact: Pat Fogarty, 327-2541.
Silver Lake Women’s Club
Purpose: The Silver Lake Women’s Club GFWC is a
non-profit organization which addresses the diverse needs of
the community and world. We promote education, preserv-
ing natural resources, encourage healthy lifestyles, work on
behalf of the elderly and people with disabilities, an advo-
cate for issues of concern to women, children and families,
and support participation in the arts.
Activities: Club projects and programs address a wide range
of issues: support the schools by donating funds for library
books and special education needs and provide a Teacher &
Staff Tea during American Education Week; donate time and
funds in planting flowers by the auditorium; organize and
help with the Silver Lake Winter Festival; provide a meal
and entertainment for the three senior citizen apartments; or-
ganize the Pola-Czesky Days Kiddie Parade; serve at Music
in the Park; have a bake sale in the citywide sales; help with
Thanksgiving meal; Christmas projects for the Silver Lake
Dining Site and McLeod County veterans, plus many other
activities within the community. We also make donations to
McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence,
Guatemala Mission Group, and McLeod County Food Shelf;
involved in Operation Smile, the National GFWC project.
Meetings: Every fourth Monday of the month during Sep-
tember through May, at the Silver Lake American Legion at
6:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert and meeting at 7 p.m.
Each meeting features a speaker.
Membership: Area women of all ages and professions are
invited to join.
Contact: Call 327-2783 or 327-2249.
Silver Lake
Enhancement Association
Purpose: To better our lake and community.
Founded: 2004.
Meetings: Third Tuesday each month, 7 p.m.
Members: Over 25 members.
Officers: Gerald Quast and Bruce Bebo, co-chairs.
Memberships are $10 per individual (over 18 years) and free
(under 18).
Contact: Gerald Quast, 327-0158 or Bruce Bebo, 327-3157.
Silver Lake Lions
Purpose: To serve the community through volunteerism and
support the Lions International programs.
Founded: Chartered Sep. 26, 1966.
Meetings: First and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Silver Lake
Legion
Activities: See advertisement on page 37.
Members: 50+ members. Officers are elected annually and
take office in July.
Contact: Silver Lake Lions, P.O. Box 451, Silver Lake, MN
55381.
Silver Lake area clubs and organizations
Silver Lake organizations
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Silver Lake Fire Department
Purpose: Fight fires, provide rescue services and First Re-
sponder Services.
Founded: 1889.
Meetings: Drills second and last Mondays and meeting on
last Monday each month.
Activities: Established/set up gambling (pull tabs) to help
fund the procurement of trucks and fire rescue equipment.
Members: 28. Officers are Dale Kosek, chief; Darrel Kacz-
marek, assistant chief; Keith Anderson, treasurer; Wade
Dolezal, secretary; training officers, Brian Nemec, Kerry Ve-
nier, Kyle Wawrzyniak, Tim Grenke, Mike Posusta.
How to join: Contact a member.
Contact: Dale Kosek, 327-2860.
Crow River Sno Pros Inc.
Purpose: To have snowmobile trails in McLeod County;
keep trails groomed and set up trails in the fall; take down
trails in the spring.
Founded: October 1986.
Meetings: First Tuesday of the month at Major Avenue Hunt
Club.
Activities: Donate to area schools, police and fire depart-
ments; hold picnic in July for landowners where trails cross;
hold vintage sled show and swap meet in March; give out
scholarships.
Members: About 100. Officers for 2011-12: Kyle Strobel,
president; Chester Kiekhafer, vice president; Bob Kuttner,
treasurer; Reggie Baudreau, secretary; Lenny Rutledge, past
president; board members, Brian Wosmek, Bruce Ochs, Ken
Mathews, Roger Wersal.
Memberships: Due by Sept. 1.
Contact: Reggie Baudreau, 406 17th Street, Glencoe, MN
55336; or email crowriversnopros@broadband-mn.com
Silver Lake Ambulance
Purpose: Provide ambulance service to city of Silver Lake
and surrounding townships.
Founded: 1970.
Meetings: Second Thursday of each month in Silver Lake
Auditorium.
Members: 15 EMTs. Officers: Duane Wawrzyniak, chief;
Chris Wawrzyniak, assistant chief; Jen Venier, secretary;
Ashley Ardolf, training officer.
Memberships: Must be a Minnesota-certified EMT; ambu-
lance service pays tuition costs for EMT class.
Contact: City hall at 327-2412 or call 320-327-2751, or con-
tact Silver Lake Ambulance, P.O. Box 160, Silver Lake, MN
55381.
Knights of Columbus
Mother Cabrini Council 1841
Purpose: A Catholic, family, fraternal organization dedicated
to values and faith of the Roman Catholic Church. It is com-
prised of Catholic men, who with the involvement of our
families, provide support for the church, our families, our
community and our youth through charity, unity, fraternity
and patriotism.
Founded: May 12, 1916.
Meetings: Third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Holy Family
Catholic Church basement, Silver Lake. Currently 193
members.
Projects: Service projects to strengthen and aid the Catholic
church, our families, our youth, such as: awards banquet,
KC family picnic, Pola-Czesky Days float, Pola Czesky
Days Polka Mass, Pola-Czesky Days cheese curd stand,
Holy Family bazaar tent set up, marathon for non-public ed-
ucation, lead the rosary before Mass, Masses and rosaries
for deceased members of the Holy Family parish, religious
Christmas card sales, fruit baskets for shut-ins, Christmas
radio ads, Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest, family
Christmas party, Blue Mass, free throw contest, turtle soup
feed, Mass servers bowling, prolife pancake breakfast, fish
fry, Tootsie Roll drive, prolife billboards, birthright ads,
paper drives supporting community events, seminarian
grants, GSL High School scholarships, ladies night and fam-
ily night meeting; insurance available for members and their
families, donations to Holy Family Catholic School, support
and volunteer at Holy Family Catholic Church, support
parish education programs, donations to high school stu-
dents and activities, support a variety or organizations that
support our community, and much more.
Memberships: $20 a year; contact any officer or member for
more information.
Contact: Bob Penas, 320-327-2122 or bobpenas@wildblue-
coop.com; Silver Lake K of C 1841, P.O. Box 93, Silver
Lake, MN 55381-0093.
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Silver Lake organizations
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Central Minnesota
Two-Cylinder Club
Purpose: Dedicated to the restoration and preservation of an-
tique John Deere two-cylinder tractors, their accessories,
lore and literature, and the special place John Deere holds in
America’s agricultural heritage. The club has members from
at least seven counties.
Founded:1988. The club received its charter on April 22,
1989, and was the first chapter organized in Minnesota.
Activities: Since the beginning, club members participated in
and displayed tractors and equipment at: the National Two-
Cylinder Expo, the Minneapolis Branch House 100th an-
niversary celebration, Farmfest, North American Farm and
Power Show, and area threshing shows and parades. Mem-
bers provide assistance at the NTPA tractor pull in Hutchin-
son and, with members of other clubs, organize the antique
farm equipment display and threshing event at the McLeod
County Fair.
Meetings: First Monday (second Monday in September.), 8
p.m., usually at the Silver Lake Auditorium. Some meetings
are held at members’ homes to be able to view their collec-
tions.
Officers: Rick Reiner, president, 320-587-5823 or 320-583-
8054; Chris Johnson, vice president, 320-848,2448; Gerald
Konerza, secretary, 320-327-2488; Gary Ahlbrecht, histori-
an, 320-328-5587; Margie Kritzeck, editor, 320-543-2888;
Cindy Pieper, membership chairman, 320-864-4484.
Membership: Membership dues are $15.00 per member per
year. To join send your membership dues to the membership
chairman, Cindy Pieper, 11606 155th St., Glencoe, MN
55336.
Silver Lake Dining Site
Purpose: Provide a nutritional meal for senior citizens as
well as an opportunity to socialize and play cards, bingo, etc.
Founded: 1993.
Meeting dates: Monday through Friday, starts at 10:30 a.m.;
dinner at 11:30 a.m., and the senior council meets the third
Thursday of the month at the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Activities: Cards, bingo, dice games, music, observe birth-
days and snacks.
Officers: Senior council is made up of five members.
Contact: Silver Lake Dining Site (320) 327-2621. Site man-
ager is Pearl Branden, 327-2536. Delivery to homebound
available. Delivery to home bound available. Call for reser-
vation one day in advance.
Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club
Purpose: To promote the welfare of all people 60 and older
in the Silver Lake community and surrounding area.
Founded: Nov. 22, 1965 with 20 members meeting at the
public school.
Meeting dates: Second Monday of the month, 1 p.m., at the
Silver Lake Auditorium.
Activities: Meet once a month, county senior citizens picnic,
Christmas dinner, Valentines party, quarterly county meet-
ing.
How to join: $5 per year; must be 60 years of age, not just
from Silver Lake city, but from the surrounding community.
Officers: 48 members; Bernie Kaczmarek, president; Genny
Lhotka, vice president; Tony Victorian, secretary/treasurer.
Contact: Bernie Kaczmarek, 327-2499; Genny Lhotka, 327-
2633; Tony Victorian, 327-2344.
Silver Lake Area Business
Association
Purpose: Revitalizing business and community to help pro-
mote growth and opportunity. “AFuture to Grow On.”
Founded: October, 2007
Meeting dates: Second Tuesday of the month at the Silver
Lake Auditorium.
Activities: Silver Lake Business Expo.
Officers: Steve Hauer, president; Frank Koelfgen, vice presi-
dent; Chris Kaczmarek, treasurer/secretary.
Memberships: $20. To join, speak to any Member Business-
es. Individuals welcome.
Contact: Steve Hauer, 327-2415; Chris Kaczmarek, 320-
510-1567; Frank Koelfgen, 327-2524.
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Running north of Highway
7, the Luce Line Trail offers a
variety of recreational op-
tions.
The gravel trail can be used
for biking, hiking, horseback
riding, mountain biking,
snowmobiling and skiing.
The trail, which is a 63-
mile-long former railroad
track that runs from the Twin
Cities west past Cosmos,
stretches across the varied
landscapes of metropolitan
and rural Minnesota. It is a
preserved strip of countryside
alive with many varieties of
plants and animals.
Rolling stands of sugar
maple and basswood, along
with many colorful ground-
cover plants can be found in
the east. West of Hutchinson,
the woods give way to rem-
nants of the tall-grass
prairie,with many prairie
plants still visible.
Wildlife inhabitants range
from deer, fox and mink to
owls and pheasants. Many ad-
jacent lakes also support
ducks and geese.
Near Silver Lake, the trail angles
across Hale Township, from the north-
east corner to the southwest corner.
People can access both the city of Sil-
ver Lake and Swan Lake County Park
from the trail.
The Luce Line Trail started as a rail-
road track that reached Silver Lake in
1914. The Electric Short Line Railroad
Company began construction of the
line in 1913 and reached Hutchinson
in 1915. Construction resumed several
years later, and the tracks reached Cos-
mos in 1922 and Lake Lillian in 1923.
The railroad’s alignment partially fol-
lowed a trail used by the Dakota peo-
ple nearly two centuries earlier.
The line was a boon to early tourists
and vacationers, transporting them
quickly to popular resort areas on
Medicine Lake, Parkers Lake and
Lake Minnetonka.
By the early 1920s, one freight train
per day was scheduled each direction
between Minneapolis and Lake Lillian.
In 1924, the line was sold and reor-
ganized as the Minnesota Western
Railroad Company. The plans called
for an extension to Montevideo, and
then on to Brookings, S.D.
In 1927, the line reached Gluek,
about 12 miles east of Montevideo.
All funds had been expended, and
Harry Pence, president of the Min-
neapolis, Northfield & Southern Rail-
road, bought the line in December
1927.
From the late 1920s, hauling grain,
lumber and other commodities was the
railroad’s major role.
The line changed hands twice dur-
ing the 1950s. Its final owner was the
Chicago & North Western Railway
Company, which purchased it in 1960.
The 1960s brought increasing com-
petition from other modes of trans-
portation creating an unprofitable situ-
ation for the rail line. The Luce Line
was formally abandoned in 1970.
The Luce Line Trail Association, a
non-profit organization dedicated to
preserving and promoting the Luce
Line Trail, was organized to promote
acquisition of the entire line for trail
use by snowmobile clubs, hiking
clubs, horse clubs and environmental
groups. It sponsored and published an
engineering feasibility report on con-
verting it into a trail in 1973, and suc-
cessfully lobbied the Legislature to
designate the Luce Line as a state trail.
In 1975, the Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources (DNR) acquired
a major portion of the rights-of-way,
with all but about three miles of right-
of-way acquired by 1977.
Alawsuit was filed by adjoining
property owners because they believed
the original contracts stipulated the
rights-of-way would return to the
property owners if the rail line was
abandoned.
The Supreme Court ruled in 1988
that a recreation trail was a legitimate
public transportation use of rail corri-
dors.
The first master plan for the Luce
Line Trail was completed in 1978.
About 30 miles of the trail, from
Plymouth to Winsted, has a limestone
surface with a parallel treadway for
horseback riding.
The trail from Winsted to Hutchin-
son was developed with a class five
aggregate base in 2002. Through
Hutchinson, the trail is paved, and
from Hutchinson to Cedar Mills it has
a crushed granite surface.
Luce Line Trail offers a variety of recreation
The Luce Line Trail, a 63-mile recreation trail from Plymouth to Cosmos is used for
walking, biking, horseback riding and snowmobiling.
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Churches
Faith Presbyterian Church
Grace Bible Church
Holy Family Catholic
Church
Recreation Facilities
American Legion Park
Corner Stone Park
Silver Lake Recreational
Facility
Pool/Aquatic Center
Rumrill/Tschimperle Field
City/County Facilities
Auditorium
City Hall/Police/
Ambulance/Public Works
McLeod County Highway
Department
Fire Hall
Post Office
School
GSL Lakeside
1
4
6
5
4
6
7
7
8
14
3
3
9
10
11
12
13
2
STATE HWY 7
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5
8
14
9 10
11 12 13
2
WY 7
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SCHOOL FACI LI TI ES
Helen Baker Elementary School
Grades Pre-K through 2 ~ 320-864-2666
405 16th St. E., Glencoe
Lakeside Elementary School
Grades 3-6 ~ 320-864-2500
229 Lake Ave., Silver Lake
Lincoln Junior High School
Grades 7-8 ~ 320-864-2455
1621 E. 16th St., Glencoe
District Office ~ 320-864-2491
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School
Grades 9-12 ~ 1825 16th St. E., Glencoe ~ 320-864-2400
Panther Field House/Community Education
1825 16th St. E., Glencoe ~ 320-864-2690
Paul Sparby, 7-12 Principal ~ 320-864-2401 ~
PSparby@gsl.k12.mn.us
Bill Butler, K-6 Principal/Child Study Coordi-
nator ~ 320-864-2677 ~ BButler@gsl.k12.mn.us
Dan Svoboda, Assistant K-12 Principal ~
320-864-2456 ~ DSvoboda@gsl.k12.mm.us
Michelle Wang, Assistant Elementary Principal
MWang@gsl.k12.mn.us ~ 320-864-2501
Michelle Sander, Business Manager ~ 320-864-2496 ~ MSander@gsl.k12.mn.us
ADMI NI STRATI ON
Christopher Sonju, Superintendent of Schools ~ 320-864-2498 ~ CSonju@gsl.k12.mn.us
Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools
I N D E P E N D E N T S C H O O L DI S T R I C T #2 8 5 9
Proudly serving the communities of Biscay, Brownton, Glencoe,
New Auburn, Plato, and Silver Lake
MI SSI ON STATEMENT
Creating an environment where
education is valued, excellence is
expected and lifelong learning thrives.
VI SI ON
“To Connect. To Lead. To Inspire.”
SCHOOL BOARD
Clark Christianson, Chairperson
Jamie Alsleben, Vice Chairperson
Anne Twiss, Clerk
Gary Schreifels, Treasurer
Kevin Kuester, Director
Jason Lindeman, Director
Visit us on the web at www.gsl.k12.mn.us
“It’s a great day to be a Panther!”
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GSL: Continues to excel at many levels
The Glencoe-Silver Lake School
District continues to combine brains
with brawn to offer a formidable num-
ber of opportunities for its students.
Whether on the athletic fields, in con-
cert, acting on stage or being creative
in the classrooms, GSL students excel.
Silver Lake is one of six communi-
ties — Biscay, Glencoe, New Auburn,
Plato and Brownton are the others —
whose pre-school, school-aged and
adult populations are proudly served
by Glencoe-Silver Lake School Dis-
trict 2859.
Consolidated in 1996 from the for-
mer Silver Lake School Dis-
trict 425 and the Glencoe
School District 422, GSL
School District 2859 provides
a quality array of academic,
co-curricular, extracurricular,
social, recreational and com-
munity programs and services
to over 1,700 students in
grades P-K-12.
The grade level configura-
tion of the school district re-
main P-K-2, 3-6, 7-8, 9-12
with educational programming
located in four facilities. Helen
Baker Elementary (Glencoe)
houses the district’s pre-school
and K-2 students, while Lake-
side Elementary (Silver Lake)
serves all district students in
grades 3-6. Lincoln Junior
High (Glencoe), grade 7-8
youngsters, and Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake High School (Glen-
coe), grade 9-12 students, are
located on a common site,
along with the multipurpose
Panther Field House and new
outdoor athletic complex in
northeast Glencoe.
The district provides its own special
education programs, working with the
Little Crow Special Ed. Co-op.
The school district is governed by a
six-member school board which meets
monthly (typically on the second
Monday) in the media center at Glen-
coe-Silver Lake High School at 1825
E. 16th St., Glencoe.
GSL’s teaching, specialist, support
and administrative staffs are dedicated
to providing quality programs and ser-
vices to the pre-school, school-aged
and adult populations.
Staff in-service training and curricu-
lum development ensures the school
district’s staff employs “best instruc-
tional practices” and “current curricu-
lar (subject) content.”
Christopher Sonju became school
superintendent in 2007-08. Providing
other leadership are principals, Bill
Butler, Helen Baker Elementary;
Michelle Wang, Lakeside Elementary;
Paul Sparby, GSL High School; Jan
Mackenthun, director of early child-
hood/family education and pre-school;
Wyatt Bienfang, school resource offi-
cer; Jeff Jenson, director of technolo-
gy and information systems, and Tina
Schauer, director of community edu-
cation/Panther Field House coordina-
tor.
GSL has a sterling reputation among
school districts in central Minnesota
for providing an appealing array of
program and service features, includ-
ing school-aged childcare; learning
readiness and ECFE programming; all
day/every day kindergarten; low class
sizes, and excellent programs and ser-
vices at all organizational levels.
The school district’s instructional
programming is comprehensive in its
design, preparing students for entry
into the world of work, post-secondary
technical college training, or universi-
ty study, as personal goals and inter-
ests may dictate.
Course offerings at GSL High
School are found in 12 subject matter
disciplines, including agricultural edu-
cation, art, business, English, family
and consumer science, industrial tech-
nology, mathematics, music, physical
education/health, science, social stud-
ies, and world languages. Qualifying
students at the high school level may
participate in the “College in the
Classroom” courses, which
offer dual (both high school
and college/university) credit.
The district also offers students
a progressive technology pro-
gram.
Extracurricular and co-cur-
ricular programs and events, as
well as a broad range of acade-
mic, club and leadership com-
petitions, enhance the physical,
intellectual and social develop-
ment of the district’s students,
and provide abundant thrills
for loyal patrons, parents, staff
and students.
In 2010-11, the school dis-
trict’s fine arts program (vocal
and instrumental music, art and
dramatics) continued to be su-
perlative.
GSL’s athletic prowess flour-
ished with state level participa-
tion by teams or individuals in
girls’ and boys sports.
Specialty programs abound
at GSL to address special cir-
cumstances, needs and interests
of students. The district proud-
ly operates a comprehensive, district-
wide special education program for
students with a range of handicapping
conditions; a migrant summer school
program to address the limited English
proficiency; adult recreation, enrich-
ment and training programs; and
more.
The school district operates the Pan-
ther Field House, a multipurpose facil-
ity which offers resident membership
in/access to an excellent array of fit-
ness equipment, walking track, basket-
ball courts, racquetball court,
weightlifting and other opportunities.
Fine arts, along with successful athletic programs,
have been a strong tradition at Glencoe-Silver Lake
High School. The fine arts include fall and sping
plays, the one act-play and art exhibits, as well as
popular music concerts held throughout the school
year.
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New Parent? New to the Community?
Join ECFE for learning, friendship & fun!
We offer:
* Parent-child classes for children birth to
kindergarten entry and their parents
* 1-time classes & trips—for parents and children
* School Readiness Preschool—serving children
3-5 yrs. by September 1.
Bright, well-equipped
classrooms. Caring,
licensed teachers,
experienced staff.Watch
for class offerings in
Community
Education/ECFE catalog
in mid-August and
December.
Glencoe-Silver Lake Early Childhood
Family Education (ECFE)
Helen Baker ECFE Addition
405 E. 16th St., Glencoe
Questions? Call 320-864-2681
Check our classes and activities at
www.gsl.k12.mn.us, go to Departments
and click on ECFE
Get Fit!
With the staff at the Panther Field House
We have what you’re looking for:
• Receive $20/mo. just for working out! Frequent Fitness Reimbursement
in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield, Medica, Health Partners & more.
• Lift program (exercise and cardiovascular equipment)
• 1/8 mile walking track • Racquetball court
• Free Weights/Cardiovascular • 3 Gyms
• Full line of exercise equipment • Pool
• Yoga, Aerobics & other classes
Stop in and join today!
Panther Field House
1825 E. 16th St., Glencoe • 320-864-2690
Lots of room for;
Birthday parties
Anniversaries &
Family Reunions
Adult Enrichment • Youth Enrichment • Trips & Tours
Youth Recreation • Panther Adventure Club
Pre-School Activities • School Readiness
Early Childhood Family Education
Lots of great classes:
Spanish • Music • Babysitting • Drivers’ Ed • Computer • Painting • CPR • And lots more…
GSL Community Ed
1825 E. 16th Street • Glencoe 320-864-2690
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Jamie Alsleben
320 Edgewood Drive, Glencoe
864-8242 (home)
Clark Christianson
310 Wacker Drive, Glencoe
864-6227 (home)
Jason Lindeman
5650 Oday Ave., Brownton
328-5976 (home)
Gary Schreifels
1528 Judd Ave., Glencoe
864-2770 (home)
Anne Twiss
208 W. 18th St., Glencoe
864-3625 (home)
Kevin Kuester
13082 110th St.
Glencoe
864- 6477 (home)
Chris Sonju, superintendent
Lincoln Jr. High School
864-2498
Michelle Sander, business manager
Lincoln Jr. High School
864-2496
Paul Sparby, principal
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School
864-2401
Bill Butler, principal
Helen Baker Elementary
864-2677
Michelle Wang, assistant principal
Lakeside Elementary
864-2501
Kay Wilson, activities director
864-2402 (high school)
Transportation
864-3032 (bus garage)
Tina Schauer, Community Education
864-2696
Jan Mackenthun, ECFE/School Readiness
864-2681
Central office, 864-2499; Fax: 864-6320
High school, 864-2400; Fax: 864-6475
Activities line, 864-2444
Lakeside, 864-2500; Fax: 327-3122
Activities line, 864-2555
Lincoln Elementary, 864-2455; Fax: 864-2475
Attendance line, 864-2488
Helen Baker Elementary, 864-2666; Fax 864-2682
Attendance line, 864-2688
Glencoe-Silver Lake Community Education,
864-2960; Fax: 864-2695
Panther Field House, 864-2690; Fax: 864-2695
Early Childhood/Family Education, 864-2681
District School Nurse, 864-2446
School Counselor, 864-2406
School liaison officer, 864-2473
Adult Farm Management, 864-2461; Fax: 864-2477
GSL School District 2859
Administration
GSL School information
Glencoe-Silver Lake Lakeside Elementary School, located on Lake Ave.
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Joe Kaczmarek, Silver Lake, MN
701 Highway 7, (320) 327-2516 • 412 Main Street W., (320) 327-2445
We provide the following services:
• All Major & Minor
Repairs
• Oil Changes
• Tune-ups
• Brakes
• Air Conditioning
• Cooper Tires
• Transmission Flushes
and Services
Shimanski
Orchard
Located 1/2 mile Northwest of Silver Lake,
11155 - 200th St.
Apple season runs from
Aug. 15 to Oct. 31 with stored
apples available till Thanksgiving.
Apple pick-up or pick-your-own by
appointment, or at advertised
Open House events
Call Ron at
320-327-0112
Varieties like “Zestar,” “Honey
Crisp” & “Sweet Sixteen,” as well
as old favorites.
Also find Shimanski Orchard apples in the
Metro area at Hopkins, Minneapolis and
Maple Grove Farmer’s Markets. Look for
our ad in the “Minnesota Grown” directory.
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117 W. Main St., P.O. Box 269
Silver Lake, MN 55381
320-327-2887
LARRY DOERR AGENCY 320-562-2428
LAURA SCHIROO 320-864-3990
HUTCHINSON AGENCY, INC. 320-587-4939
FAUST INSURANCE AGENCY 800-635-0359
CITIZENS INSURANCE SERVICES
952-467-2535
STATE AGENCIES 320-274-8216
WOITALLA AGENCY 763-658-4936
STEVE DAVISON AGENCY 320-275-3932
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Independent Living | Assisted Living | Enhanced Services | Memory Care | Respite
320-864-5577 | 1420 Prairie Ave. | Glencoe, MN 55336
www.twdcc.com/grandmeadows
DISCOVER SENIOR LIVING AT ITS FINEST!
For more information
or to schedule a tour call:
320-864-5577
• Independent Living, Assisted Living,
Enhanced/Memory Care & Respite Available.
• Studio, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Offered
with FULL Bathrooms.
• Individualized Care/Services Provided for
Changing Needs.
• Activities Offered: Daily Exercise, Weekly
Shopping Trip to Coborns, Social Events,
Bingo, Cards & MUCH MORE!
• Paved Walking Paths around Facility,
Outdoor Garden & Sitting Areas.
• Community Bus provides transportation for
Residents to Grand Meadows sponsored trips
(restaurants, shows, etc.).
• Quarter Community Bingo offered the 2nd
Sunday each month!
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512 Lake Ave N., PO Box 248
Silver Lake, MN 55381-0248
320-327-0123

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14925 Co. Rd. 7
Hutchinson, MN 55350
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Mobile 612-245-7522
20475 Co Rd 2, Silver Lake
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Meetings held 1st Tuesday of each month
at Major Ave. Hunt Club
Annual Mn USA Membership $20; Sno Pros $20
Send checks to Crow River Sno Pros,
406 17th St. W., Glencoe, MN 55336
Attention Snowmobilers!
We have a Swap Meet (New and Used Items)
& Vintage Sled Show
at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson
the Middle of March
Also don’t miss our Snowmobile Safety Classes
in Hutchinson the week after Thanksgiving
or in Glencoe the first week of December.
Have fun, meet people, and help support
safe snowmobiling in McLeod County, join
Area Snowmobile Trails
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108 West Main 320-327-6548 Silver Lake, MN
Providing a safe, caring place for the children of Silver Lake
and the surrounding area. Ages from infant to Kindergarten
Michele’s Day Care
108 Century Lane, Silver Lake
Michele Ebert 327-2834
• Serving children 6 weeks to 12 years of age since 1996
• Provides nutritious meals & snacks
• Activities & projects
• CPR & First Aid Certified
(McLeod County Daycare Provider of the year - 2006)
Preschool Program • Story Time
Crafts • Outdoor Play Area
Lots of Play Time
Good Friends and Fun Times
Little Friends
Daycare
Sandy & Alyssa Heuer
217 Frank St. NE, Silver Lake
320-327-2756
AdventureCare Daycare
Owner, Jen Venier
605 Main St., Silver Lake
327-8445
— Daily Crafts & Activities
— We Track the child’s development and
customize to child’s needs
— Participate in Food Program to offer
delicious & nutritious meals.
— Licensed EMT — Big outdoor play areas
— Lots of Love & Fun
AdventureCare Daycare
605 Main St. W., Silver Lake
Jen Venier, 327-8445
Michele’s Day Care
108 Century Lane, Silver Lake
Michele Ebert, 327-2834
Little Friends Daycare
217 Frank St. NE, Silver Lake
Sandy Heuer, 327-2756
Pam’s Country Bugs
24978 County Road 2, Silver Lake
Pam Bayerl, 327-6541
Little Hugs Day Care
640 Grand Ave., Silver Lake
Stacy Anderson, 327-3067
Faith Child Care
108 Main St. W, Silver Lake
327-6548
Silver Lake area day care locations
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Silver Lake emergency services
Silver Lake Police
The Silver Lake Police Department is a
proactive police department that prides itself
on community-oriented policing, with its mis-
sion statement being: “To provide public pro-
tection from crime and provide services that
enhance the safety and quality of life for the
City of Silver Lake.”
The department consists of one full-time
chief, one full-time officer, and three part-time
officers. Treating everyone in a professional, respectful,
and courteous manner is what goes a long way for the
Silver Lake Police Department.
Members of the department train and work closely
with the Silver Lake Ambulance, Silver Lake Fire De-
partment, and the Silver Lake First Responders.
Roles of the police department include things such as
escorts for businesses, checking businesses, security for
the public.
Residents may speak with an officer by calling
320-327-0108, or by contacting the McLeod County dis-
patch center at 320-864-3134 and leaving a message for
an officer, or by emailing silverlakepolice@mchsi.com.
In an emergency, residents are strongly advised to call
911.
Silver Lake Ambulance
Since 1970, the Silver Lake Ambulance has pro-
vided the City of Silver Lake, Hale Township and
portions of Rich Valley Township with Basic Life
Support (BLS) ambulance service, responding to
over 100 calls per year. Approximately 15 Min-
nesota certified EMTs staff the ambulance service,
providing 24/7 coverage.
The ambulance is a 1995 MedTec on a Ford
chassis. Along with the state-required BLS equip-
ment, the service has variances, which allow it to carry
and administer several potential life-saving medications.
The ambulance is funded by the City of Silver Lake,
Hale Township and Rich Valley Township. In addition,
the ambulance staff conducts an annual fund raisier for
additional funding for equipment acquisition.
The ambulance service meets every second Thursday
of the month in the Silver Lake Auditorium. Anyone in-
terested in joining the service can contact the Silver Lake
City Hall at 320-327-2412.
Silver Lake Fire
For more than 100 years the Silver Lake Fire
Department has proudly provided fire and rescue
protection to the residents of the city of Silver
Lake, Hale Township, and portions of Rich Valley,
Winsted and Hassan Valley townships.
With the strong support of the city and town-
ships, the department maintains two pumper
trucks, two tanker trucks, a rescue van equipped
with the jaws of life, a gamma goat (grass rig) and
a six-wheeler for the fire and rescue activities. The
department also maintains a vintage 1932 pumper
truck, which is proudly shown in parades.
Silver Lake firefighters are required to attend the basic
firefighter course through South Central Technical Col-
lege during their probationary first year on the depart-
ment. In addition to their initial training, the firefighters
attend drills twice a month and the department holds
monthly meetings.
The department is 28 members strong. In addition to
drills and training the department is also active in the
schools and the community providing fire prevention
training.
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K NI GHT S OF COL UMBUS
SERVI NG THE NEEDS OF CHURCH,
FAMI LI ES AND COMMUNI TY
What do Knights Do?
We conduct Service Projects and Provide Activities and Materials to Strengthen and Aid the Catholic
Church, Our Families, Our Youth, Our Community, and Our Council.
Brochures with more information are available in the back of Holy Family
Catholic Church or Contact Us at PO Box 93 ~ SL MN 55381-0093 or
Call Bob Penas at 320-327-2122 • bobpenas@wildbluecoop.com
Make Your Family Part of Ours and JOIN US TODAY!!!
We are a Catholic, Family,
Fraternal Service Organization dedi-
cated to the values and faith of the
Roman Catholic Church.
We are comprised of Catholic
men who, with the involvement
of our families, seek to insure
the blessings of the Catholic
faith through opportunities that
provide support of the Church, our
families, our community,
and our youth
The Purpose of Our Organization
CHARITY ~ To share our time, talents, gifts, and treasures
with those in need.
UNITY ~ To work together to accomplish deeds not
achievable individually.
FRATERNITY ~ To aid our Brother Knight and his family; to aid and
show concern for them and to provide insurance to protect them.
PATRIOTISM ~ To serve and honor our country
in the church and community.
Dr. Shawn D. Knorr • Dr. Merrill Nelson
1015 Greeley Ave., Glencoe • 864-3129
www.contemporarydentalmn.com
Pictured, from left to right, front: Karla Ardolf, office manager; Dr.
Shawn Knorr, owner/dentist; Dr. Merrill Nelson, dentist; Marilyn
Vinkemeier, receptionist. Back row: Bobbi Ehrenberg, dental assis-
tant; Char Sullivan, lab coordinator; Bonnie Rothi, dental assistant;
Sheila Czech, dental assistant; Tanya Reichow, hygienist; Denise
Lueders, hygienist; Sherry Voight, hygienist.
Pictured, from left to right, front row: Stacy Stotts, dental assis-
tant/office manager; Deb Rannow, financial coordinator. Middle
row: Jol een Nel son, dent al hygi eni st ; Dr. Thomas
Schoeneberger; Joyce Burandt, scheduling coordinator. Back
row: Karissa Tumberg, dental assistant; Jennifer Pokornowski,
dental hygienist.
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Gentle Dental Care
Thomas
Schoeneberger
dental Clinic
Providing
Beautiful Healthy Smiles
Creating
To Your
Oral Health
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At Glencoe Oil you can
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• Locally Owned and Operated since 1922
• Personalized Service
• Full Service/Self Service
• Auto & Truck Care Specialists
• Firestone Tires
• Three grades Gasoline, Diesel & K-1 Kerosene
• Bulk Farm Fuel and Home Heating Fuel
• Farm & Industrial Lubricants
Glencoe Oil Co.
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Downtown Glencoe,
Across from the Courthouse
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To view properties in your area or to arrange an
appointment, call 320-864-5544.
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Glencoe area’s best neighborhoods!
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The McLeod County park system
offers services for everything from
an occasional picnic to a full-blown
camping and fishing trip.
There are six parks in the system.
Two of those — Lake Marion Park
and Piepenburg Park — offer
camping, public boat landings, vol-
leyball courts, softball fields, picnic
shelters, showers and other ameni-
ties.
Lake Marion Park is located on
the northeast corner of Lake Mari-
on, north and west of Brownton. It
is served by U.S. Highway 15 and
located about 12 miles west of
Glencoe. Those coming from Glen-
coe can reach the lake by driving
west on County Road 3.
The 86-acre park opened in the
spring of 1981. The land, which
was formerly home to one of the
larger mink ranches in the United
States, was bought in 1975.
The facilities available include
two picnic shelters and grills, a
one-mile hiking trail, a beach (there
is no lifeguard on duty), a fishing
pier, boat landing, main shower
building, camper dump station,
playground equipment, volleyball
pit and a softball field. Also, in sea-
son, there are groomed cross-coun-
try ski trails.
Lake Marion Park offers campers
36 RV sites and 14 tent sites.
There are many campsites avail-
able. Fees for campers who require
electrical service are $22 a day,
$116 per week or $400 a month.
Fees for campers who do not re-
quire electrical service are $15 a
day, $79 a week or $270 a month.
There is an additional cost for air
conditioning hookups and use of
the camper dumping station.
To make camping reservations,
contact caretaker Patricia Carey at
11655 State Highway 15, Brown-
ton, MN 55312, 320-328-4479. The
camping area is open May 1 to Oct.
1.
There is a $35 fee to reserve a
park shelter at any of the county
parks. Contact the McLeod County
County parks offer recreation options
Swan Lake Park is located three miles northwest of Silver Lake along
County Road 16. Its 82 acres feature a picnic shelter, fishing pier, grills,
open-space activities, natural trails, duck pond, large stand of spruce
trees and groomed cross-country ski trails.
Parks Office, 320-484-4334, to
make reservations.
On the south edge of Lake Mari-
on is the Brownton Rod & Gun
Club, which offers a boat landing, a
picnic and beach area, plus a con-
cession stand. Each Friday night at
the clubroom, there is a steak and
pork chop fry.
Piepenburg Park is located on the
southeast corner of Belle Lake.
From Hutchinson, go north on
Highway 15 to County Road 60,
turn west and continue for 5 miles.
The park features two picnic
shelters with grills, a red rock trail,
a beach (no lifeguard on duty), a
boat landing, a fishing pier, a main
shower building, a camper dumping
station, natural prairie, playground
equipment and horseshoe pits, vol-
leyball court and softball field —
plus groomed cross-country ski
trails.
The fees for camping and the
park shelter are the same as for
Lake Marion Park. To make reser-
vations, contact Merle and Ethel
Olson, 21104 Belle Lake Road,
Hutchinson, MN 55350, 320-587-
2082.
Reservations for the park shelters
at Piepenburg may be made by con-
tacting the county parks office.
Buffalo Creek Park, three miles
southeast of Glencoe (near the air-
port), is a little more than 45 acres
and features a picnic shelter with
tables and grills, playground equip-
ment, open space activities, nature
trail, duck pond, a large stand of
spruce trees and groomed cross-
country ski trails.
Swan Lake Park is located three
miles northwest of Silver Lake on
County Road 16 and is 82 acres in
size. It features a picnic shelter,
fishing pier, grills, open space ac-
tivities, natural trail, duck pond,
large stand of spruce trees and
groomed cross-country trails.
William May Park is located
three miles east of Winsted off of
County Road 85. Seventy-one acres
in size, it features a picnic shelter,
tables, grills, nature trail and a large
stand of maple trees.
Stahl’s Lake Park is located 6-1/2
miles northwest of Hutchinson and
is 127 acres in size. It features a
picnic shelter, tables, grills, a boat
tile connecting French Lake to
Stahl’s Lake, a nature trail, a duck
pond, a tree nursery and groomed
cross country ski trails.
The hours at all the parks are
from 8 a.m. to sunset.
For additional information, con-
tact the McLeod County Parks Of-
fice located at the county fair-
grounds in Hutchinson, 320-484-
4334.
Swan Lake Park
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Adult Training & Rehabilitation: Chris-
tine Davis, Glencoe; Nancy Krcil, Glencoe;
Charlotte Knick, Brownton; Cheryl Bielke,
Hutchinson; Gerard Stifter, Winsted;
Richard Schimmel, Mayer; and James
Fahey, Hutchinson.
Board of Adjustment: Franklin Boller,
Hutchinson; Les Engelmann, Plato; Ron
Mickolicek, Silver Lake; Curtis Carrigan,
Brownton; Robert Doerr, Stewart; Marc
Telecky and Larry Gasow, zoning depart-
ment.
Board of Health: County commissioners
Ray Bayerl, Kermit Terlinden, Paul Wright,
Sheldon Nies and Bev Wangerin.
Buffalo Creek Watershed managers:
Donald Belter, Glencoe; Corey Henke,
Stewart; Larry Phillips, Glencoe; Charles
Kubesh, Buffalo Lake; Scott Lang, Buffalo
Lake.
Crow River Joint Powers Board: Com-
missioners Ray Bayerl and Paul Wright;
Ron Kutzke, Grove City; Paul Setzepfandt,
Bird Island; Jeff Johnson, Minneapolis;
Randy Shaw, Villard; Jack Russek, Delano;
Tim Lynch, Mayer; Dennis Peterson, Spicer;
Charles Woehler, Arlington; Don Otte, St.
Cloud.
Ditch inspectors: Commissioner Ray
Bayerl, District 1; Roger Berggren, Districts
2, 3, 4, 5.
Extension committee: Marian Filk,
Hutchinson; Tom Maiers, Stewart; Jeff
Jensen, Hutchinson; Neal DeMars, Winsted;
Lynette Dammann, Plato; Sara Andersen,
Hutchinson; Katie Eggert, Hutchinson;
Allyssa Sims, Hutchinson; Cindy Schultz,
county auditor-treasurer; commissioners
Paul Wright and Bev Wangerin.
Fairgrounds commission: Scott
Schochenmaier, Hutchinson; Jim Fahey,
Hutchinson; Tim Ulrich, Hutchinson; Nancy
Witte, Hutchinson; Marian Filk, Hutchin-
son; Jill Grams, Extension educator; Al
Koglin, parks director; Randy Starke, fair-
grounds manager; commissioners Paul
Wright and Bev Wangerin.
High Island Watershed managers:
Leonard Eibs, Henderson; Herman Miller,
Brownton; Orville Polzin, Glencoe; Vern
Schlueter, Arlington; Dwight Swanson,
Hector; Paul Wright, commissioner.
McLeod County Public Health Adviso-
ry: Chris Sonju, Glencoe; Barb Max,
Hutchinson; Genevieve Lhotka, Silver
Lake; Joan Ewald, Brownton; Dr. Catherine
McGinnis, Hutchinson; Bev Fritz-Hults,
Glencoe; commissioners Sheldon Nies and
Bev Wangerin.
Hike and Bike Trail: Gary Lenz, Winsted;
Heidi Pflipsen, Plato; Martin Briggs,
Hutchinson; Larry Mulenburg, Glencoe; Ed
Doring, Hutchinson.
McLeod County HRA: Frank Fay,
Hutchinson; James Mills, Hutchinson;
Charles Lemke, Glencoe; James Lindeman,
Brownton; Dorothy Merrill, Silver Lake;
Chris Schwegler, Hutchinson; Commission-
er Sheldon Nies.
Individual Septic Treatment Systems
(ISTS): Commissioner Ray Bayerl; Curtis
Carrigan, Brownton; William Hard,
Hutchinson; Mark Johnson, Plato; Robert
Billiet, Hutchinson; Herman Miller, Brown-
ton; Donald Albrecht, Brownton; Robert
Heil, Brownton; Nathan Winter, extension
director; Roger Berggren, environmentalist;
Larry Gasow, zoning administrator; Mary
Creech, environmental technologist.
McLeod For Tomorrow: Kermit Terlin-
den, commissioner; Pat Melvin, county ad-
ministrator; Mary Jo Wieseler, human re-
sources.
McLeod Treatment Program, Inc.: Ger-
ard Stifter, Winsted; Barbara Mathwig,
Brownton; Shirley Nowak, Glencoe; Joseph
Neubauer, Hutchinson; Linda Aaberg, Vic-
toria; Joyce Schad, Glencoe; commissioners
Ray Bayerl and Paul Wright.
Noxious weeds appeal committee:
Commissioners Paul Wright, Sheldon Nies,
Ray Bayerl, Kermit Terlinden and Bev
Wangerin.
Parks commission: Doug Kenning,
Hutchinson; Doug Krueger, Glencoe; Tom
Prieve, Hutchinson; Dan Rickert, Brownton;
Jerome Thiemann; Sheldon Nies, commis-
sioner.
Pioneerland Library: Commissioner Bev
Wangerin; Julie Guggemos, Winsted.
Planning Advisory Commission: Her-
man Miller, Brownton; Curtis Carrigan,
Brownton; Mark Johnson, Plato; William
Hard, Hutchinson; commissioner Ray Bay-
erl; Larry Gasow, zoning administrator.
Solid waste advisory committee: Kathy
Nowak, public health; John Brunkhorst,
highway engineer; Grant Knutson, Hutchin-
son, Jeff Bertram, Hutchinson; Bill Arndt,
Hutchinson; Arlen Aas, Hutchinson; Arleen
Vee, MPCArepresentative; Robert Ander-
son, township representative; Kerry Venier,
Silver Lake; Mark Reinert, Spruce Ridge
Resource Management; Sarah Young, solid
waste coordinator; Ed Homan, solid waste
administrator; Darren Gores, 3M Company;
Gary Schreifels, Glencoe; Gary Plotz,
Hutchinson; commissioners Sheldon Nies,
Ray Bayerl, Bev Wangerin, Kermit Terlin-
den and Paul Wright; Cindy Schultz, audi-
tor-treasurer; and Pat Melvin, administrator.
Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board:
McLeod County commissioners, Ray Bay-
erl, Sheldon Nies and Kermit Terlinden; and
Sibley County commissioners, Jim Swanson
and Bill Pinske.
Water planning task force: Ryan Freitag,
Glencoe; Skip Quade, Hutchinson; Virgil
Voigt, Hutchinson; Herman Miller; Robert
Anderson, Plato; Donald Albrecht, Brown-
ton; Corey Henke, Stewart; Tom Fischer,
BWSR; John Sellnow, district conservation-
ist; Lee Sundmark, Hutchinson; Nathan
Winter, Extension; Kathy Nowak, public
health; commissioner Paul Wright; Roger
Berggren, environmentalist; Larry Gasow,
zoning administrator; Mary Creech, envi-
ronmentalist; Grant Knutson, Hutchinson.
Wetlands technical advisory committee:
John Brunkhorst, highway engineer; Jeremy
Maul, BWSR; Roger Berggren, environ-
mentalist; Ryan Freitag, SWCD; Herman
Miller, Brownton; Grant Knutson, Hutchin-
son; Paul Wright, commissioner; Nathan
Winter, extension; Cindy Schultz, county
auditor; Skip Quade, Hutchinson; Corey
Henke, Buffalo Creek Watershed; Charles
Mathews, Glencoe; John Sellnow, conserva-
tionist; Lee Sundmark, Hutchison; Virgil
Voigt, Hutchinson.
McLeod County committees, commissions
Along with the main Courthouse, McLeod County has other office build-
ings, including this one on Hennepin Avenue North.
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Cindy Schultz,
Auditor/Treasurer
Glencoe
Office: 864-1263
LynnEtte Schrupp
Recorder
Glencoe
Office: 864-1327
Scott Rehmann
Sheriff
Winsted
Office: 864-3134
Michael K. Junge
Attorney
Hutchinson
Office: 864-1265
2010 population: 36,651
County seat:: Glencoe
Courthouse Telephone: 320-864-5551
Size: 503 square miles; 311,388 acres
Township roads: 465.35 miles
County roads: 401
State highways: 102 miles
Townships: 14 (Glencoe, Helen, Bergen,
Acoma, Rich Valley, Collins, Sumter,
Round Grove, Penn, Lynn, Hassan Val-
ley, Hutchinson, Hale and Winsted.)
Cities: 9 (Biscay, Brownton, Glencoe,
Hutchinson, Lester Prairie, Plato, Silver
Lake, Stewart and Winsted).
Ray Bayerl,
1st District
20778 Cable Ave.,
Lester Prairie
485-2181
Kermit Terlinden,
2nd District
1112 14th St.,
Glencoe
864-3738
Paul Wright,
3rd District
15215 County Road 7,
Hutchinson
587-7332
Sheldon Nies,
4th District
1118 S. Jefferson St.,
Hutchinson
587-5117
Beverly Wangerin,
5th District
19369 Judson Circle,
Hutchinson
587-6869
Pat Melvin, county administrator
Office: 864-1363, Hutchinson
Karen Messner, court administrator
Office: 864-1285, Glencoe
Dr. Quinn Strobl, county coroner
Midwest Forensic Pathology
Office: 763-236-9050, Coon Rapids
Jeff Rausch, county surveyor
Office: 587-4789, Hutchinson
Gary Sprynczynatyk, social services
director
Office: 864-1395
John Brunkhorst, county highway engineer
Office: 234-0234, Hutchinson
Sue Schulz, county assessor
Office: 864-1255, Glencoe
James Lauer, veterans officer
Office: 864-1268, Glencoe
Kevin Mathews, emergency services
director
Office: 864-1339, Glencoe
Nathan Winter, county extension director
Office: 234-4303, Hutchinson
Allan Koglin, agricultural inspector
Office: 234-4307, Hutchinson
Kathy Nowak, public health director
Office: 864-1373, Glencoe
Ed Homan Jr., solid waste director
Office: 320-234-4316, Hutchinson
Allan Koglin, parks superintendent
Office: 320-234-4307, Hutchinson
Wayne Rosenfeld, buildings supervisor
Office: 864-1221, Glencoe
Larry Gasow, zoning administrator
Office: 864-1218, Hutchinson
Roger Berggren, environmentalist
Office: 864-1214, Glencoe
Tom Keefe, information services
Office: 864-1325, Glencoe
Jill Grams, 4-H program coordinator
Office: 320-234-4304, Hutchinson
Elected county officials
McLeod County District Court judges
Appointed office heads
McLeod County
Michael Savre
Glencoe
Office: 864-1284
Terry Conkel
Glencoe
Office: 864-1281
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GLENCOE
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The Silver Lake Business Asso-
ciation organizes the Silver Lake
Business Expo annually in Janu-
ary. The Expo features vendors
from businesses in Silver Lake
and surrounding area.
The vendors present informa-
tion about their businesses and
offer incentives for visitors to the
Expo. Vendors also include local
churches and non-profit organiza-
tions, along with state representa-
tives and members from the public
services, such as the police and
fire departments.
The Business Expo also attracts
children and families as it offers
activities like Cub Scouts derby
races and free flu clinics.
In March, the Christian Deer
Hunters Association hosts the an-
nual Big Little Hunting and Fish-
ing Expo. This Expo features ven-
dors from taxidermy businesses
and meat markets, fishing and
hunting guides, and Christian
hunting organizations. This Expo
also offers seminars on hunting
and fishing and minnow races for
kids to enjoy.
Buisnesses like the Minnesota
Official Measurers and the Min-
nesota Trappers Association also
are present at this expo.
The Silver Lake Area Business Expo and
the Big Little Hunting and Fishing Expo
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State legislators
State House of Representatives
State Senate (1-888-234-1112)
Federal legislators
U.S. Rep. Collin
Peterson, D
2159 Rayburn House
Office Building
Washington, D.C.
20512-307
Phone: 202-225-2165
Fax: 202-225-1593
Web site:collinpeter-
son.house.gov
Main District Office
714 Lake Ave., No. 107
Detroit Lakes, MN
56501
Phone: 218-847-5056
Fax: 218-847-5109
U.S. Sen Al Franken, D
309 Hart Senate
Office Building
Washington, D.C.
20510
202-224-5641
E-mail: senator@franken.
senate.gov
St. Paul office
60 E. Plato Blvd.
Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55107
651-221-1016
Governor Mark Dayton
130 State Capitol
75 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, Minn. 55155
651-201-3400
1-800-657-3717
Fax: 651-797-1850
E-mail:
mark.dayton@state.mn.us
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Pettner-Solon
102 State Capitol
75 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, Minn. 55155
651-296-3391
Attorney General Lori Swanson
1400 NCL Tower
445 Minnesota St.
St. Paul, Minn. 55101
651-296-3353
1-800-657-3787
E-mail:
www.ag.state.mn.us/
Sec. of State Mark Ritchie
180 State Office Blg.
100 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, Minn. 55155
651-296-2803
1-877-551-6767
State Auditor Rebecca Otto
Suite 500, 525 Park St.
St. Paul, Minn. 55103
651-296-2551
Fax: 651-296-4755
E-mail:
state.auditor@osa.state.mn.us
Minnesota Constitutional officers
District 18
Sen. Scott Newman,
R-Hutchinson
75 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4131 (office);
320-587-5965 (home)
E-mail: sen.scott.newman@senate.mn
District 18A Rep. Ronald Shimanski,
R-Silver Lake
367 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-1534 (office); 800-920-5882
320-327-0112 (home)
E-mail: rep.ron.shimanski@house.mn
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D
346 Hart Russell Senate
Office Building
Washington, D.C.
20510
202-224-3244
Fax: 202-228-2186
E-mail: senator@
klobuchar.senate.gov
Minnesota office
1 Federal Drive
Whipple Federal Building,
Suite 298
Fort Snelling, MN 55111
612-727-5220
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Acoma Township (587-6471): Corrinne Schlueter, clerk;
Gary Graham, treasurer; Eugene Hoff, Tony Forcier and
Larry Karg, supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Bergen Township (395-0173): Amy Meyer, clerk; Melis-
sa Tonn, treasurer; Albert Teubert, Sheldon Ehrke and Fran-
cis Burch, supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Collins Township (562-2567): Alan Fredrickson, clerk;
Daniel Benson, treasurer; Jay Reiner, James Friedrichs and
Grant Hatten, supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Glencoe Township (864-3584): Loren Mackenthun, clerk;
Bruce Bargmann, treasurer; James Hueser, Duane Haag and
John Albers, supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Hale Township (327-2790): Tammy Stifter, clerk;
Colleen Kaczmarek, treasurer; Clarence Juncewski, Roger
Pokornowski and Ron Mickolichek, supervisors. Meetings:
Second Thursday.
Hassan Valley Township (587-6055): Robert E. Ander-
son, clerk; Joan Harren, treasurer; Garrett Luthens, Steve
Reiner and Garrett Luthens, supervisors. Meetings: Second
Tuesday.
Helen Township (238-2460): Sharon Dummer, clerk;
Tammy Mathews, treasurer; Rodney Mathews, Mark John-
son and Leslie Engelmann, supervisors. Meetings: Second
Thursday.
Hutchinson Township (587-9431): John Gregor, clerk;
Marlys Swenson, treasurer; Brent Uecker, Jon Christensen
and David Ondracek, supervisors. Meetings: Second Thurs-
day.
Lynn Township (587-2746): Cheryl Bleil, clerk; Bernice
Baumetz, treasurer; Robert Theuringer, Corey Henke and
Paul Merkins, supervisors. Meetings: Second Tuesday.
Penn Township (328-5375): Donald R. Albrecht, clerk;
David E. Schuch, assistant clerk; Veryl Becker, treasurer;
Kevin Lindeman, deputy treasurer; Lester Lindeman,
Wilbert Hahn and Rodney Wendlandt, supervisors. Meet-
ings: Second Monday.
Rich Valley Township (864-6647): Theresa A. Rusten,
clerk; Fay Bruckschen, treasurer; Donald Lhotka, Jim Popel-
ka and Bob Novak, supervisors. Meeting: Second Wednes-
day.
Round Grove Township (328-5277): Deborah Zellmann,
clerk; LeRoy Hedtke, treasurer; Robert Doerr, Elmer Rettig
and Darwin Wagner, supervisors. Meetings: Second Mon-
day.
Sumter Township (328-5789): Janel Zimmerman, clerk;
Donald Husske, treasurer; Jeff Schwarze, Gary Waller and
Joel Griebie, supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Winsted Township (485-3552): Susan Goebel, clerk;
Nina Stifter, treasurer; Craig Yellick, Tony Hausladen and
Brian Anderson, supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Township offices
Rich Valley Township Hall
The origins of the names of town-
ships in McLeod County as taken from
page 317 of the Minnesota Historical
Society Collections, Vol. 17-1902:
Glencoe — Valley in Scotland
where McDonald clan was massacred.
Hassan (Valley) — Indian word
haza or hahzah meaning sugar, maple
sap or sweet juice. South branch of the
Crow River was called Hassan River,
1860-69.
Acoma — Named for a Pueblo vil-
lage in New Mexico by Dr. Kennedy.
Bergen — Named for city of that
name in Norway.
Biscay — Named for Bay of Biscay
bordering France and Spain.
Brownton — The townsite was the
former farm of Alonzo Brown.
Collins — Named after an early set-
tler by that name.
Hale — Either named for an early
settler by that name or for a prominent
statesman by that name.
Helen — Wife of Sheriff Armstrong
and first white woman to settle in that
township.
Hutchinson — Group of singers
who founded the town.
Lester Prairie — For John Lester on
whose farmstead the town began in
1888.
Lynn — Town in Massachusetts.
Penn — By Germans from Pennsyl-
vania.
Plato — Named for Greek philoso-
pher Plato.
Rich Valley — For its rich soil.
Round Grove — For a large grove
of trees in that vicinity.
Stewart — For founder Dr. D.A.
Stewart.
Sumter — After Fort Sumter.
Winsted — After Winsted, Con-
necticut.
How townships were named
Weather facts
1934 — An extreme drought hit the
area with daily temperatures up to near
110. The entire summer went without
rain, and only the smallest of corn
crops was raised.
1936 — The most prolonged cold
snap occurred, beginning Jan. 15, as
temperatures held below zero, day and
night, for 26 days. Temperatures
reached 35 below zero and froze water
mains that were six feet under ground.
Nov. 11, 1940 — The Veterans Day
storm of 1940 started out with a warm
rain with fog, but by 9 a.m. a violent
storm front rolled in and hit the area
with one of its worst snowstorms of the
century. The raging snow storm closed
roads, trapped hunters and killed nu-
merous people throughout the state as
temperatures dipped to 13 below zero
before the day ended. The cold temper-
atures prevailed without a thaw until
mid April of 1941.
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AdventureCare Daycare............................................36
Al’s Auto Sales............................................................1
Cedar Crest of Silver Lake ........................Back Cover
Citizens Insurance Agency........................................48
City of Silver Lake......................................................4
Contemporary Dental................................................38
Crow River Press ............................Inside Back Cover
Crow River Sno Pros ................................................35
Custom Installations & Coverings..............................6
Dale’s Plumbing & Heating......................................46
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) ............30
Edina Realty - Ray....................................................44
Edward Jones - Kirk Miller ......................................40
Electronic Servicing..................................................48
Exsted Realty............................................................40
Faith Child Care........................................................36
Faith Presbyterian Church ........................................14
First Community Bank, Silver Lake ........................39
Gauer Chiropractic Clinic ........................................40
Glencoe Fleet Supply................................................44
Glencoe Oil Co. ........................................................40
Glencoe Regional Health Services
....................................................Inside Front Cover
Grace Bible Church ..................................................14
Grand Meadows........................................................33
Grandma’s Closet......................................................16
GSL Community Ed. ................................................30
GSL Public Schools ..................................................28
Harlan’s Auto Repair ................................................44
Healing Waters - Roquette ........................................10
Hutchinson Medical Center ......................................20
J & P Stitches Embroidery........................................40
Jean’s Floral & Craft ..................................................6
Jilek Insurance Agency, Inc. ....................................20
K & K Storage ..........................................................24
Kaczmarek Landscaping ..........................................16
Kathy Krone Auctioneer ..........................................10
Kaz’s Auto and Truck Repair....................................32
Lakeside Manor ........................................................16
Lite Electric ..............................................................12
Little Friends Daycare ..............................................36
Mathews Digging......................................................34
Mathews Vasek Construction....................................12
McLeod County Public Health ................................30
McLeod County Solid Waste ....................................44
McLeod Publishing, Inc. ..........................................50
Michele’s Daycare ....................................................36
Mikolichek Plumbing & Heating................................6
Molly’s Cafe ............................................................48
New Era Financial Group, Inc. ................................20
Nick’s Lawn Service ................................................44
Panther Field House..................................................30
RE/MAX - Huls ........................................................46
Rockhard Concrete & Masonry ..................................6
Schauer & Sons Construction ..................................16
Schmeling Oil Co., Inc. ............................................44
Schoeneberger Dental Clinic ....................................38
Security Bank & Trust, Co. ......................................46
Shimanski Orchard ..................................................32
Silver Lake American Legion ..................................48
Silver Lake Auditorium............................................16
Silver Lake Knights of Columbus ............................38
Silver Lake Leader....................................................14
Silver Lake Liquors ..................................................16
Silver Lake Lions Club ............................................12
Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club ..................................10
S L Express, Inc. ......................................................10
Southwest Eyecare....................................................20
State Farm - Larry Anderson ....................................10
Stritesky Trucking ......................................................6
Sumter Mutual ..........................................................32
The Hair Company....................................................40
Waggin’ Tails Professional Dog Grooming ..............10
Ziemer Plumbing & Heating ....................................34
INDEX
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s Winsted’s Winstock, second weekend in June.
s Hutchinson Water Carnival, third weekend in June.
s Hamburg Summerfest, third weekend in June.
s Glencoe Days, fourth weekend in June.
s Stewart Summerfest, last weekend in June.
s New Auburn Fourth of July.
s Plato’s White Squirrel Days, second weekend in July.
s Lester Prairie’s Prairie Days, third weekend in July, Friday-Saturday.
s Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Days, first weekend in August.
s Sibley County Fair, first weekend in August (Thursday-Sunday).
s Carver County Fair, second weekend in August (Wednesday-Sunday).
s McLeod County Fair, third weekend in August (Wednesday-Sunday).
s Renville County Fair, third weekend in August (Wednesday-Saturday).
s Norwood Young America Stiftungfest, fourth weekend in August.
s Hutchinson Arts & Crafts in Park, second weekend after Labor Day.
(These are approximate dates that are subject to change from year to year.)
Surrounding area celebrations
▲White Squirrel Days
▲McLeod County Fair
▼Stewart Summerfest
▲Sibley County Fair
▼Glencoe Days Parade
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Now Open in Silver Lake
CEDAR CREST is a family owned business, originating in Hutchinson in 1984, followed by Cosmos in 2003
and now Silver Lake in 2009. Our goal is to eliminate the need for residents to relocate by accommodating
individual changing needs. Also to provide maximum dignity, privacy, independence, choice, and safety. We
also encourage family and community involvement.
Physical Building: Our newest facility consists of 40 resident rooms which are approximately 350 sq. ft. Each room has a
private 1/2 bath, spacious closet, and a mini-kitchen. (We provide 3 meals a day to our residents.) It is a two-story building on
the shores of Silver Lake. The facility consists of 30 resident rooms plus a 10-bed Memory Loss Unit with its own communi-
ty and dining areas.
Services: Cedar Crest has always taken pride in our unique services. We are the only 24-hour customized living (assisted
living) that provides either minimal care or total care within a 30-mile radius of our three facilities. Our nursing staff consists
of a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Trained Medication Aids and Home Health Aids. Our trained medication
aids go through the same training that is provided by the state of MN. They then must prove their skills to our RN before they
are allowed to pass medications on their own. Our staff goes through regular inservices for continued learning and they have
special training in Dementia cares and end of life cares, however, we always welcome our local Hospice if the family prefers.
Services included in the base rate will include: •Initial assessment by registered nurse. •Follow-up assessments every
62 days to ensure continuum of cares. •Medication distribution and monitoring. •24-hour supervision. •Minimal assistance
with daily cares. •Three meals a day plus snacks. •Activities. •Laundry. •Maintenance. •Companionship and peace of mind.
Other services that will be at an extra charge will include but not be limited to: Assistance with ambulation,
dressing, toileting, eating, special treatments or special diets, etc. We do not provide any physical therapy (except range of
motion as directed by a doctor), or occupational therapy, etc. but we will arrange for in-house therapies or schedule outside
appointments and provide and/or arrange transportation. The only type of cares that we can not provide are invasive life-re-
serving measures such as intravenous feeding or respirators, etc. By providing extensive services, it eliminates the need for
the elderly resident to ever have to transfer to a different facility.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL ROZ EWALD at 320-327-6577, Ext: 15
Email: rozewald@cedarcrestmn.com • Web site: Cedarcrestmn.com
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