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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
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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Community
Auditorium
Silver Lake Auditorium.....................16
Churches
Faith Presbyterian Church.................16
Grace Bible Church...........................16
Holy Family Catholic Church ...........16
Newspapers
McLeod Publishing ...........................50
Silver Lake Leader ................38, 40, 46
Organizations
City of Silver Lake ..............................1
Crow River Sno Pros.........................33
Silver Lake American Legion ...........38
Silver Lake Knights of Columbus.......6
Silver Lake Lions Club .......................4
Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club.............6
Education
ECFE.................................................20
GSL Community Ed. .........................20
GSL Public Schools...........................18
Health/Medical
Chiropractic
Gauer Chiropractic Clinic .................28
Dentists
Contemporary Dental ........................28
Schoeneberger Dental Clinic.............28
Eye Specialists
Southwest Eyecare ............................28
Fitness
Panther Field House ..........................20
Hospitals/Clinics
Glencoe Regional Health Services........
..............................Inside Front Cover
Hutchinson Health Clinic ..................34
Real Estate
Agents/Agencies
Edina Realty - Ray ............................48
Rental
Uptown Apartments...........................36
Senior Housing
Cedar Crest .........................Back Cover
Grand Meadows ................................48
Lakeside Manor.................................36
Services
Appliances/Electronics
Dale’s Appliance .................................4
Electronic Servicing ..........................12
Auto Sales/Service
Al’s Auto Sales ..................................30
Gene’s Towning...................................4
Harlan’s Auto Repair ...........................6
Kaz’s Auto & Truck Repair ...............10
Child Care
AdventureCare Daycare ....................48
Little Friends Daycare.........................4
Construction/Home Services
Custom Installations & Coverings ....34
Flatworks Concrete Construction......36
Hirsch Roofing ..................................34
Kaczmarek Landscaping ...................12
Leisure Time Mowing .........................4
Lite Electric .......................................38
Mathews Digging ..............................14
Mathews Vasek Construction ............10
Rockhard Concrete & Masonry.........34
Schauer & Sons Construction .............6
Financial Services
First Community Bank,
Silver Lake .....................................32
Security Bank & Trust, Co. ...............44
Hauling
Stritesky Trucking .............................12
Insurance Agencies
Citizens Insurance Agency................10
Jilek Insurance Agency, Inc...............38
Laurie Mickolichek ...........................12
State Farm - Larry Anderson.............44
Sumter Mutual...................................30
Pet Services
Waggin’ Tails Professional Dog
Grooming .......................................36
Plumbing & Heating
Mikolichek Plumbing & Heating ......30
Ziemer Plumbing & Heating.............36
Wood’s Edge......................................34
Printing
Crow River Press.....Inside Back Cover
McLeod Publishing ...........................50
Restaurants
Molly’s Cafe......................................38
Sanitation Services
McLeod County Solid Waste...............6
Storage
K & K Storage...................................14
Transportation
Trailblazer Transit .............................46
Shopping
Camping
R & R Camper Center .......................44
Costumes
Grandma’s Closet ..............................38
Florists
Jean’s Floral & Craft .........................16
Liquor
Silver Lake Liquors...........................12
Produce
Shimanski Orchard............................14
Specialty
Rodan & Fields - Hertzog .................28
ADVERTISING DIRECTORY
Editorial Directory:
• Welcome ..............................................3
• Silver Lake city council........................5
• Silver Lake emergency services ..........7
• Silver Lake city staff ............................8
• Luce Line Trail ....................................9
• Planning for Silver Lake’s future........11
• Pola-Czesky Days ..............................13
• Mileka’s 5K Run/Walk ......................15
• Churches ............................................17
• GSL Schools..................................19-20
• GSL School District............................21
• Local organizations ......................22-25
• City map........................................26-27
• History ................................................29
• Aquatic Center ....................................31
• Snowmobile trail map ........................33
• County parks ......................................35
• Elderly/handicap housing ..................37
• Daycares ............................................37
• Silver Lake expos ..............................39
• Music in the Park................................41
• McLeod County committees ..............42
• McLeod County officials....................43
• Area celebrations ................................45
• State and federal officials ..................47
• Township offices ................................49
• New to town/basic ordinances............52
Cover
Information
Photo by Brenda Fogarty
Main photo: A view of the
Silver Lake from the north-
west shore near Cedar Crest
Estate, Inc. Assisted Living
Facility.
Publisher
2013-2014 Silver Lake
Guide published by McLeod
Publishing, Inc., Glencoe,
Minnesota.
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Welcome Friends,
I would like to take this opportunity
to invite you to visit and enjoy our won-
derful city. Silver Lake has so much to
offer its residents and visitors. For our
residents, Silver Lake is a small town
with many of the big town amenities.
Lakeside Elementary School and the
entire Glencoe-Silver Lake School Dis-
trict offers great educational opportuni-
ties for our young families.
Our community takes great pride in
the fact that we have our own police,
fire, and ambulance services. It brings
great comfort and a sense of security to
our residents to know that if ever need-
ed, these services are only minutes
away.
During the spring and summer
months, there are many activities that
range from biking along the soon to be
paved Luce Line Trail, relaxing by the
pool at the Bruce Maresh Aquatic Cen-
ter, enjoying some volleyball, basket-
ball, or softball, or even throwing a
ringer or two in the horseshoe pits. Dur-
ing the heart of the summer we have a
great group of volunteers that pull to-
gether and sponsor the “Music in the
Park” on Thursday evenings, which in
turn leads us right into our annual
“Pola-Czesky Days” celebration the
first weekend of August. If you are for-
tunate to be around for our celebration,
you will get to witness almost all of our
great organizations in action. You will
be amazed at how everyone works to-
gether!
There are also many activities that
take place during the fall, winter, and
spring months. Some of those events
are the Sportsmen’s Club Turtle Soup
feed, a free will Thanksgiving Dinner
for all, a Winter Festival that includes
horse drawn rides, the Lake Associa-
tion’s golf tournament on ice, the Lions’
brunch, Knights of Columbus fish fry,
the ever growing St. Patrick’s Day Pa-
rade, the Civic Association’s bean bag
Tournament, and the list goes on and
on.
The thing that will jump out at any-
one who visits our fine city is the
friendliness of the residents. I would de-
scribe people of the city of Silver Lake
as “strong and proud!” All of these
events that I mentioned above, as well
as many of the services, are only possi-
ble because of these fine people and
they do it in many different fashions. It
ranges from volunteering hours and
hours of their time, to maybe donating
funds if needed, to even risking their
lives on a daily basis so all of us can go
to sleep at night knowing that if a diffi-
cult situation arises, we are in the best
hands possible. No one could ask for
anything more than that!
Again welcome, and on behalf of
everyone in Silver Lake, we appreciate
you taking the time to visit our city and
I hope you enjoy all of the wonderful
things our residents have to offer.
Sincerely,
Bruce Bebo, Mayor
City of Silver Lake
Enjoy the small town experience
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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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
• 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
LIONS DONATIONS SCHOOL DONATIONS
COMMUNITY DONATIONS
SPECIAL DONATIONS
Over 50 Members
Strong & Growing
Mowing, Fertilizing, Weed Control
Commercial or Residential
Free Estimates
Steve Weber 320-282-9443
22102 Flower Rd., Silver Lake 320-327-3138
Enjoy your leisure time while we mow!
Leisure Time Mowing
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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
Dale’s Appliance &
Refrigeration, Inc.
Repairs on:
• Home Air Conditioning
• All major Appliances
• Light Commercial Refrigeration
~ Reasonable Rates ~
Over 30 years experience
Dale Klaustermeier
6978 190th St., Lester Prairie
(320) 395-2719
Box 25 - Silver Lake, MN 55381
320-327-2506
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Silver Lake City Council
Biscay (864-5024): LeRoy Knoll,
mayor; Paula Brecht, clerk; Marian
Knoll, treasurer; Tom Urban, Dennis
McGuire, Dennis Schwanke and
Rich Pohlmeier, council members.
Meeting: Second Tuesday.
Brownton (328-5318): Jay Wern-
er, 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, Kevin Dietz, 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; Gary Forcier, Chad
Czmowski, Mary Christensen and
Bill Arndt, council members. Meet-
ings: Second and fourth Tuesdays.
Fax: (320) 234-4240; e-mail
jcarter@ci.hutchinsonmn.us
Lester Prairie (395-2646): Andrew
Heimerl, mayor; Marilyn Pawelk, co-
ordinator/treasurer; Sandi Adams-Bru-
ins, Ron Foust, Eric Angvall and
Robert D. Messer, council members.
Meeting: First Monday after first
Tuesday. Fax No. (320) 395-2646
New Auburn (864-5831): Doug
Munsch, mayor; Wendy Becker,
clerk, Marlys Becker, treasurer; Den-
nis Kuehl, Sheri Lowden, Elizabeth
Frahm and Rebecca Brockoff, coun-
cil members. Meeting: First and third
Tuesday.
Plato (238-2570): Bob Becker,
mayor; Gerri Scott, clerk and treasur-
er; VeeAnn Wood, Robert Pflipsen,
Julie Wischnack and Dennis Olt-
mann, council members. Meeting:
Second Monday.
Stewart (562-2518): Jason Peirce,
mayor; Ronda Huls, clerk/treasurer;
Jim Eitel, Mike Knox, Jim Eitel,
council members. Meeting: Second
Monday. Fax. No. (320) 562-2518; e-
mail: cityhall@mchsi.com
Winsted (485-2366): Steve Stotko,
mayor; Brad Martens, administrator;
Deb Boelter, clerk/treasurer; Bonnie
Quast, Tom Ollig, Max Faschng and
George Schulenberg, council mem-
bers. Meeting: First and third Tues-
days. Fax: (320) 485-2858; e-mail:
clerk.winsted@tds.net.
Mayor
Bruce Bebo
217 Summit Ave.
327-3157
Councilmember
Carol Roquette
1316 Main St. W.
320-753-1145
Councilmember
Nolan Johnson
205 E. Main St.
327-2990
Councilmember
Eric Nelson
300 Lake Ave. S.
327-8482
Councilmember
Pat Fogarty
219 Century Ln.
327-2541
Other area city councils
Council meetings:
Third Monday, 6:30 p.m.,
and first Monday of January,
April, July and October
Contact council members
by e-mail:
www.cityofsilverlake.org
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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.
Silver Lake
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.
Join the Club- call 327-2271
HARLAN’S
Auto Repair
211 N. Lake Ave. PO Box 245, Silver Lake, MN
320-327-2255
AAA Motor Club • Most Major Motor Clubs
24 Hour Towing • ASE Certified
Master Automobile Technician
Family Owned
Since 1952
Harlan
Wawrzyniak
Over 40 years
experience
When You
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Recycle...
We Still We Still
Pay Your Pay Your
Bill Bill
VISIT: www.co.mcleod.mn.us/recycling
and find out how to save George.
Schauer & Sons
Construction
• Concrete & Masonry
• Pole Barns • Reclads
• New Constructions
• Houses • Remodeling
• Light Commercial
SILVER LAKE, MN
320-327-3170
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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 for the police department include things such as
escorts for businesses, residential and business checks,
community events, and security for the public.
Residents may speak with an officer by calling 320-
327-0108, or by contacting the McLeod County Sher-
iff’s Office at 320-864-3134 and leaving a message for
an officer. The police department can also be contacted
by sending an email to silverlakepolice@mchsi.com. In
an emergency, residents are strongly advised to call 911.
The police department encourages residents to report
any suspicious activity they observe.
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 30 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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Silver Lake city staff
Supervisor: Dale Kosek, 327-2412
Gary Jerabek, Maintenance
Public works
City administration
Police Chief: Forrest Henricksen, 327-0108 (non-
emergency); John Reigstad, 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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Silver Lake, in conjunction with the
cities of Hutchinson and Winsted, is
working on improving the quality of
the Luce Line State Trail.
The cities have sought legislation to
be included in the State Bonding Bill
for the appropriation of funds to pave
the trail from Winsted to Cedar Mills.
These cities, along with McLeod
County, have put forth money to move
this process along.
Currently, the Luce Line Trail con-
sists of crushed gravel, and 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, stretch-
es across varied landscapes of metro-
politan 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
plants can be found in the east. West of
Hutchinson, the woods give way to
remnants of the tall-grass prairie, with
many prairie plants still visible.
The trail is also home to much
wildlife, including deer, fox, mink,
owls, and pheasants. The many adja-
cent lakes also support habitats for
ducks and geese.
With the state bonding bill monies,
the trail could be paved with a bitumi-
nous surfacing material, and according
to authorities in favor of paving the
trail, this would provide a “superior
surface” for biking, rollerblading,
walking, jogging, cross-country skiing,
and snowmobiling.
According to Steve Cook, mayor of
Hutchinson and advocate for the
paving of the trail, a “paved trail be-
tween the cities would provide a back-
bone connection to local trail systems
between Winsted, Silver Lake, and
Hutchinson.”
The Luce Line Trail has been under
the control of the Department of Natur-
al Resources (DNR) since 1976, and
their “master plan” for the trail, written
in 1998, has identified a large portion
of this section to be paved to accomo-
date local needs.
The paved 10-foot wide trail section
would run approximately 25 miles
from Winsted to Cedar Mills. Besides
providing a variety of uses for non-mo-
torized recreational activities, the trail
would also accomodate snowmobile
traffic and provide parallel sections to
facilitate horseback riding.
The estimated cost for planning and
construction is $2.5 million.
Key benefits of the plan include:
• Safer alternate routes for exercise
and commuting.
• Increased options for physical ac-
tivity to promote healthier lifestyles for
adults, children, and families.
• Valuable means to connect users
with nature and the environment.
• More opportunities for “trail con-
nectivity” and use between communi-
ties.
• Consistency with the “Master Plan”
written by the Minnesota DNR.
• “Kid and wheelchair friendly” sur-
facing for little legs and wheelchairs.
Another benefit to paving the trail
includes connections to other trail sys-
tems.
A paved Luce Line State Trail, ac-
cording to Cook, would create new
recreational opportunities for users of
the system from around the entire state.
This system would be enhanced fur-
ther by future linkages to the Dakota
State Trail, which is a relatively short
distance to the south.
Within Silver Lake, the city and or-
ganizations, such as the Silver Lake
Lake Enhancement Association, have
been working to make the trail system
more “user friendly” by installing
benches along Silver Lake, and creat-
ing a dirt trail in front of Cedar Crest
Estate in Silver Lake, complete with a
fishing pier.
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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Silver Lake will be seeing
many improvements in the
next few years, including
upgrades, sidewalk improve-
ments, and potential busi-
ness.
One of the improvements
includes making Silver Lake
more “pedestrian-friendly.”
For the past couple of years,
the Silver Lake City Council
and local organizations have
been working to accomplish
this goal.
Last July, members of the
Silver Lake Lake Enhance-
ment purchased and placed
benches along Silver Lake,
and worked with the Min-
nesota DNR to install two
fishing piers on Silver Lake.
One pier, which was
reused from the fishing pier
on Swan Lake, sits at the
northeast end of the lake,
along Gehlen Avenue.
The second pier is located
in front of Cedar Crest Es-
tate in Silver Lake, along the
northeast shore.
The Lake Enhancement
Association, along with
other local organizations and
volunteers, worked to create
a gravel trail off of Main
Street South leading to the
pier.
This association also hosts
an annual “shore clean up”
event where volunteers work
to clean up the shore line of
the lake, raking, mowing,
and removing brush.
The Silver Lake City
Council is also working to
increase sidewalk and cross-
walk safety, and as part of
the reconstruction project on
Grove Avenue (County State
Aid Highway 2), the council
is installing a sidewalk on
Grove Avenue south of Main
Street.
More improvements to the
city can be found in the up-
grading of water meters and
replacement of hydrants.
As part of the bonding for
the Grove Avenue project,
the city has included costs to
replace 20 water hydrants
and upgrade all of the water
meters in the city.
The project was set to start
in April 2013 and will be
completed by September
2013.
City Clerk Kerry Venier
also said the city has been
involved in supporting the
paving of the Luce Line
Trail.
“We are hoping that after
the Luce Line Trail is paved,
we can work to connect it to
the Dakota Rail Trail, located
southwest of Silver Lake.”
He added that the City
will continue to maintain
and increase “pedestrian-
friendly” routes throughout
the city.
Venier said he and the
council believe a paved
Luce Line Trail will bring
more traffic into Silver
Lake, and more business for
the local owners.
The Silver Lake Business
Association is also working
to grow business in Silver
Lake, and hopes to meet
with the local bank and city
councilors to discuss afford-
able options for business
owners.
Other improvements in
Silver Lake include the re-
modeling of the Silver Lake
Auditorium.
In 2011, local organiza-
tions in Silver Lake, includ-
ing the Silver Lake Civic
Association, Silver Lake
Lions, Silver Lake Sports-
men’s Club, and GFWC Sil-
ver Lake Women’s Club,
volunteered to repaint the
auditorium as part of a
Valspar painting grant.
After painting the upstairs
portion, the Civic Associa-
tion decided to purchase and
replace all the ceiling tiles.
The Civic Association
continued to upgrade the au-
ditorium by replacing the
wooden booths with tables
and chairs purchased from
the Lake Marion Ballroom
auction earlier this year.
Currently, the Silver Lake
City Council, the Civic As-
sociation, and the Silver
Lake Lions are now looking
into fixing and repairing the
front of the auditorium
building.
Planning for Silver Lake’s future
Above is the new pier on Silver Lake as it was being constructed.
New ceiling tiles being installed in the auditorium.
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Silver Lake is known for
its wealth of activities, from
St. Patrick’s Day parades,
bean bag tournaments, and
ice golf tournament to Dairy
Day, “Rock ‘n’ Roll”
wrestling, and Music in the
Park.
But the city is most fa-
mous for its annual town
celebration, Pola-Czesky
Days, a three-day event cel-
ebrating the community’s
rich Polish and Czechoslo-
vakian roots.
The history of the cele-
bration is a bit foggy —
some sources date the be-
ginning of the celebration to
1969, and in other instances,
some indicate that the event
started in 1975, and that was
the year the celebration was
“revived.”
That year, churches and
organizations throughout
the town received letters
asking for representatives to
create a planning commit-
tee.
A three-day format was
chosen, with a Friday
evening introduction to the
celebration, the crowning of
the royalty on Saturday, and
a grand parade on Sunday.
Since, the schedule has
changed a bit, but still main-
tains much tradition.
Today, the event still
kicks off on a Friday
evening, with toilet bowl
races and lip sync contests,
and on Saturday, the day is
filled with a “kiddie pa-
rade,” “kiddie” games, a
flea market, tractor pull,
street dance, and Queen’s
Ball.
On Sunday, the big day
starts with the grand parade
at 1 p.m. along Main Street,
and after the parade, the
royalty are crowned, with a
street dance to follow.
Pola-Czeksy Days but-
tons have been sold every
year since 1976, becoming a
collector item for many.
Other activities to Pola-
Czesky Days include a
Polka Mass, softball and
kickball tournaments, car
shows, and history “round-
table” discussions.
There is also a variety of
food sold at the celebration,
including pork chops, chick-
en, hamburgers with fried
onions, hot dogs, cheese
curds, malts, mini donuts,
and more.
The Pola-Czesky celebra-
tion runs the first full week-
end in August every year.
The Pola-Czesky queen pageant is one of the high-
lights of the annual community celebration. The 2012
royalty included, from left, front row, Junior King Alex
Oestreich and Junior Princess Emily Larsen, in back,
Miss Congeniality and Princess Chrissy Helmbrecht
and Queen Kayla Schermann.
Pola-Czesky Days in Silver Lake
Grand parade
Pedal tractor pull
Games for kids
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Apple pick-up or pick-your-own by
appointment, or at advertised
Open House events
Call Ron at
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Varieties like “Zestar,” “Honey
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as old favorites.
Also find Shimanski Orchard apples in the
Metro area at Hopkins, Minneapolis and
Maple Grove Farmer’s Markets. Look for
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In 2012, the family of
Mileka Hall, a 9-year-old
girl who passed away from
injuries suffered in an ATV
accident, organized the first-
annual “Mileka 5K
Run/Walk” in her memory.
Her mother and father,
JoAnna Hall and Kyle
Wawrzyniak, and sisters
Brianna and Ashley, hope to
organize the event each
year, which is held Mother’s
Day weekend in May, the
weekend Mileka passed
away in 2011.
“ Mi l e k a
was always
there to sup-
port me
when I ran
5K races.
She was my
cheering sec-
tion,” JoAn-
na said.
In 2012,
the event drew over 750
people. The event not only
includes a 5K run/walk, but
also a one-mile “kids’ run.”
“We wanted it to be a
family event, so we are hav-
ing a run for kids, too,”
JoAnna said.
The event also includes a
meal and entertainment,
such as face painting.
Proceeds from the race go
towards scholarships for se-
niors at Dassel-Cokato and
Glencoe-Silver Lake high
schools.
“Mileka was a student at
Dassel-Cokato, but we live
in Silver Lake, and she was
very much involved in the
community here,” JoAnna
said.
Before the races started,
100 pink balloons were re-
leased in Mileka’s honor,
and the race routed along
the pool, Mileka’s home,
the park, and Silver Lake —
a few of her favorite places.
The 2013 event is sched-
uled for Sunday, May 12.
To register or for more in-
formation, visit www.-
milekasrun.com.
Mileka 5K Run/Walk Event
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Non-Denominational
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
300 Cleveland Street, Silver Lake, MN
(Next to the City Water Tower)
Phone: 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. Wednesday Evening Services
Mission Conferences • Wild Game Feed • 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
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
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• Funerals
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For all occasions:
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17253 Kale Ave., Glencoe
Just 3.5 miles from Silver Lake
327-2242
Available 24/7
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FREE delivery to hospitals
and funeral homes in the surrounding area
Holy Family Catholic Church
700 W. Main St., Silver Lake, Mn 55381
Rev. Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Rev. Patrick Okonkwo, Associate Pastor
Rev. Paul Schumacher, Associate Pastor
Saturday Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Mass 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.
320-327-2356
E-mail: office@holyfamilysilverlake.org
Website: www.holyfamilysilverlake.org
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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, 8:30 a.m.
& 10:30 a.m.
320-587-2074
Fax: 320-587-7407
E-mail: assembly@river-
sidehutch.org
Website: www.riverside
hutch.org
Non-
Denominational
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
300 Cleveland Ave. SW,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.
320-327-2352
Website:
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.
Website: www.wordoflife
churchmn.com
320-587-9443
Baptist
BEREAN BAPTIST
727 E. 16th St., Glencoe
Jonathan Pixler, pastor
Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.
320-864-6113
www.glencoechurch.org
SHALOM BAPTIST
1215 Roberts Rd. S.W.
Hutchinson
Rick Stapleton, Senior
pastor
Adam Krumrie, worship
pastor
Tami Smithee, Student
ministries
Sunday worship, 9 a.m. and
10:30 a.m.
320-587-2668
Fax: 320-587-4290
Website: www.shalom
baptist.org
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. & 8
p.m.
320-327-2356
E-mail: office@
holyfamilysilverlake.org
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
Website: www.lpbethel.org
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
Cindy Mueller, interim pastor
Sunday worship, 10:15 a.m.
320-587-2125
E-mail: congoucc@
hutchtel.net
Website: www.uccwebsites
.net/firstcongucchutchinson
mn.html
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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 ~ 320-864-2666
BButler@gsl.k12.mn.us
Dan Svoboda, Assistant 7-12 Principal
320-864-2456 ~ DSvoboda@gsl.k12.mm.us
Michelle Wang, Assistant Elementary Principal
MWang@gsl.k12.mn.us ~ 320-864-2500
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
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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
Proudly serving the communities of Biscay, Brownton, Glencoe, New Auburn, Plato, and Silver Lake
SCHOOL FACI LI TI ES
SCHOOL BOARD
Clark Christianson, Chairperson
Jamie Alsleben, Vice Chairperson
Anne Twiss, Clerk
Kevin Kuester, Treasurer
Jason Lindeman, Director
Donna VonBerge, Director
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.”
Visit us on the web at www.gsl.k12.mn.us
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GSL: Continues to excel at many levels
The Glencoe-Silver Lake School
District continues to offer a formida-
ble number of opportunities for its stu-
dents. The latest being a competitive
robotics program combining math,
science and engineering skills; a su-
permileage vehicle program; and a
trap shooting club for the outdoors en-
thusisasts.
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
served by Glencoe-Silver
Lake School District
2859.
Consolidated in 1996
from the former Silver
Lake School District 425
and the Glencoe School
District 422, GSL School
District 2859 provides a
quality array of academic,
co-curricular, extracurric-
ular, social, recreational
and community programs
and services to over 1,700
students in grades P-K-12.
Also new will be the
addition onto the Lincoln
Jr. High School to house the youngest
of the district’s students in its Early
Childhood Family Education/Special
Education (ECFE/ECSE) and learning
readiness programs. Work begins in
2013 with the addition expected to be
ready by the end of the year.
As the 2013-14 school year begins,
the grade level configuration of the
school district remain Pre-K-2, 3-6, 7-
8, 9-12 with educational programming
located in four facilities. Helen Baker
Elementary (Glencoe) houses the dis-
trict’s pre-school and K-2 students,
while Lakeside Elementary (Silver
Lake) serves all district students in
grades 3-6. Lincoln Junior High
(Glencoe), grade 7-8 youngsters, and
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School
(Glencoe), grade 9-12 students, are lo-
cated 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 curricular
(subject) content.”
Chr i st opher
Sonju is school
superintendent.
Providing other
leadership are
principals, Bill
Butler, Helen
Baker Elemen-
tary; Michelle
Wang, Lakeside
El e me n t a r y ;
Paul Sparby,
GSL High
School; Jan
Mackenthun, di-
rector of ECFE
and pre-school;
Jeff Jenson, di-
rector of tech-
nology and in-
formation sys-
tems; and Tina
Schauer, director of community edu-
cation/Panther Field House coordina-
tor.
GSL has a strong reputation among
school districts in central Minnesota
for providing an appealing array of
programs and services, including
school-aged childcare; learning readi-
ness and ECFE programming; all
day/every day kindergarten; and ex-
cellent programs and services at all or-
ganizational levels.
The school district’s in-
structional programming
is comprehensive in its
design, preparing students
for entry into the world of
work, post-secondary
technical college training,
or university study, as per-
sonal goals and interests
may dictate.
Course offerings at
GSL High School are
found in 12 subject matter
disciplines, including
agricultural education, art,
business, English, family
and consumer science, in-
dustrial technology, math-
ematics, music, physical
education and health, sci-
ence, social studies, and world lan-
guages. Qualifying students at the
high school level may participate in
Added to the GSL curriculum during the 2012-13 school
year were a competitive robotics program, above, a super-
mileage vehicle program and a trap shooting club.
GSL has an extensive music program including jazz
band as pictured above.
GSL
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GSL Continued from page 19
the “College in the Classroom” cours-
es, which offer dual (both high school
and college/university) credit. The dis-
trict also offers students a progressive
technology program.
Extracurricular and co-curricular
programs and events, as well as a
broad range of academic, club and
leadership competitions, enhance the
physical, intellectual and social devel-
opment of the district’s students.
In 2012-13, the school district’s fine
arts program (vocal and instrumental
music, art and dramatics) continued to
be superlative.
GSL’s athletic prowess flourished
with state level participation by teams
or individuals in girls’ and boys’
sports.
Specialty programs abound at GSL
to address special circumstances,
needs and interests of students. The
district proudly operates a comprehen-
sive, 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, enrichment 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.
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)
Lincoln School ECFE Addition
1621 E. 16th St., Glencoe
Questions? Call 320-864-2681
Moving to our new facility in Dec. 2013!
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
Proudly Serving
School District 2859
Brownton
Biscay
Glencoe
New Auburn
Plato
Silver Lake
2013 Summer Catalog
“Creating a lifelong learning environment”
GSL Area Schools
Community Education
Come Join the Fun!
Something for everyone!
Full catalog for classes
& special events
A new addition to GSL’s extracurricular activities in 2013 is a trap shoot-
ing team, lead by head coach Doug Fegley. The team boasts 33 partici-
pants its first year out.
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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)
Donna VonBerge
12325 Zero Ave., Norwood Young America
238-2315 (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 Avenue.
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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/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: Brent Posusta, chairman; Kristi Mesenbrink, secre-
tary; Kerry Venier, treasurer.
Contact: Kristi Mesenbrink, 327-2412.
GFWC Silver Lake Women’s Club
Purpose: GFWC Silver Lake Women’s Club is a non-profit
organization which addresses the diverse needs of the com-
munity and world. We promote education, preserving natur-
al resources, encourage healthy lifestyles, work on behalf of
the elderly and people with disabilities, and advocate for is-
sues concerning women, children and families, and support
participation in the arts.
Activities: Club projects and programs address a wide range
of issues: support the school by donating funds for library
books and special education needs and providing a Teacher
& Staff Appreciation Tea during American Education Week;
donate time and funds in planting flowers by the auditorium;
organize and help with the Silver Lake Winter Festival; pro-
vide a meal and entertainment for the senior citizen apart-
ments; organize the Pola-Czesky Days Kiddie Parade; serve
food at Music in the Park and the Silver Lake Business
Expo; hold a bake sale in the citywide sales; help with the
Thanksgiving meal; Christmas projects for the Silver Lake
Dining Site and Silver Lake senior citizens, 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
and Cedar Crest Estates of Silver Lake. We are also very in-
volved 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
Club room at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert and meeting
at 7 p.m. Each meeting features a speaker or activity.
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 area clubs and organizations
Silver Lake organizations
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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 4.
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 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: 30. Officers are Dale Kosek, chief; Darrel Kacz-
marek, assistant chief; Wade Dolezal, secretary; training of-
ficers, Brian Nemec, Kerry Venier, 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 2013-14: Kyle Strobel,
president; Chester Kiekhafer, vice president; Bob Kuttner,
treasurer; Brian Wosmek, secretary; board members, Ball
Mathews, Ken Mathews, Luke Runke, & Roger Wersal.
Memberships: Due by Sept. 1.
Contact: Crow River Sno Pros, P.O. Box 123, Hutchinson,
MN 55350; 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.
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 party, senior day at the county fair, quarterly
county meeting.
How to join: $5 per year; must be 60 years of age, not just
from Silver Lake city, but from the surrounding community.
Officers: 43 members; Genny Lhotka, president; Margret
Benz, vice president; Tony Victorian, secretary/treasurer.
Contact: Genny Lhotka, 327-2633; Margret Benz, 327-2249;
Tony Victorian, 327-2344.
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Silver Lake organizations
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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 7:00 p.m. in Holy Family
Catholic Church basement, Silver Lake. Currently 193 mem-
bers.
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 educa-
tion, 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 religious education class-
es, support and volunteer at Holy Family Catholic Church,
support parish education programs, donations to high school
students 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.
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
anniversary 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, 612-720-0583;
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.
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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 Area Business
Association
Purpose: To revitalize business and a sense of community in
Silver Lake, promoting opportunity and growth.
Founded: October, 2007.
Meeting dates: Second Tuesday of each month at the Silver
Lake Auditorium.
Activities: Sponsor and organize Dairy Day in June and host
annual Silver Lake Business Expo in January.
Officers: Alyssa Schauer, president; Chris Brecht,
treasurer/secretary.
Memberships: $25, contact any member to join.
Contact: Alyssa Schauer, 715-579-2154, or Chris Brecht,
320-510-1567.
Silver Lake Civic Association
Purpose: To promote activities for the residents of the Silver
Lake area; To promote friendship and fellowship among its
membership; To help enhance the community through vari-
ous projects.
Founded: 1997.
Meeting dates: Third Tuesday of the month.
Activities: Easter coloring contest, sandbox fill, pillow
cleaning, flower boxes for businesses, senior citizens’ din-
ner, park and rec. program, swimming pool, bean bag tour-
naments.
Officers: George Jones Jr., president; Russ Mickolichek, vice
president; Karen Mickolichek, treasurer; Brenda Jacques,
secretary; Shari Schultz, historian.
Memberships: 36 members. Membership is open to men and
women in the area, annual dues: $10.
Contact: Brenda Jacques, 320-327-2755.
American Legion Post 141
Purpose: Fostering a strong national security, taking care of
veterans, mentoring the youth of our nation, promoting patri-
otism and honor.
Founded: October 13, 1919.
Meeting dates: Third Monday of the month, 7 p.m. at Legion
Post.
Activities/Donations: Veteran donations; City of Silver Lake:
Fire dept., ambulance, Thanksgiving and winter festivals,
summer rec., pool & parks, Business Expo, senior dining,
lake enhancement, Christmas festivities; GSL: After prom
party, Close-Up program, Page program, military history
class, robotics, 2 college scholarships, 2 nursing scholar-
ships; Guatemala Mission Group; First Presbyterian: depres-
sion research, young adult summer camp; McLeod County
Food Shelf; kids’ gun training (food & supplies).
Officers: Larry Lhotka, commander; John Otteson, 1st vice
commander; Myron Ruschmeyer, 2nd vice commander;
George Lhotka, adjutant; Larry Ardolf, finance officer; Leon
Pesina, sergeant-at-arms.
Memberships: $30 per year. Contact any Legion member for
application.
Contact: Membership director, 320-583-9258; Silver Lake
American Legion, 320-327-2404; commander, 320-327-
2119.
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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
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Auditorium
City Hall/Police/
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McLeod County Highway
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The history of Silver Lake
can be traced back to the be-
ginning of McLeod County it-
self, according to the 1989
Silver Lake “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 brothers
chose a spot northwest of
Glencoe and established the
city of Hutchinson.
Silver Lake is known for its
Czechoslovakian and Polish
ancestry. The first Czechs ar-
rived in 1858 and settled in
Rich Valley Township 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 stock-
ade, sent out scouting parties,
continued to try to harvest
their crops and suffered no ca-
sualties during 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 ceme-
tery played a role in the early
establishment in the area.
The Czech Catholics estab-
lished a cemetery at Bear
Creek, about four miles south
of what is now Silver Lake.
Though not much is known
about the Polish migration
into the area, people of Polish
descent built a Catholic
church in the village of Silver
Lake itself, with the help of
the Czechs, in about 1879.
The residents of Protestant
descent began holding reli-
gious services in their homes.
Eventually, they formed the
Czech Evangelical Reformed
Church, finally 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 To-
tusek and John Mimms, who
were operating a general 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
c o mmu n i t i e s
which were by-
passed by the
railroad.
In 1887, the
Minneapolis Lyn-
dale and Min-
netonka 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 subven-
tion of $6,000.
But the busi-
nessmen 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 ex-
pected 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 Cer-
mak became its first pastor. A
parochial school was estab-
lished in 1930.
The Polish Church of St.
Adalbert also founded a
parochial school, much earlier
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 theological
studies.
Later, dissension resulted in
some members of the Czech
Evangelical Reformed
Church splitting off and form-
ing the Free Reformed
Church.
One of the oldest organiza-
tions in the area was the Bo-
hemian Reading and Educa-
tional Society, founded in
1876, and which had its own
building halfway between Sil-
ver 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 public
schools were rural districts,
one of which had a school-
house not far from the village
limits.
Then, Independent School
District 38 was organized and
a four-room schoolhouse 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 commer-
cial life, with a brewery, a
creamery, and many others.
Silver Lake, a city known for
its Czech, Polish ancestry
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The above liquor store is one of the
businesses in Silver Lake in the
early 1900s.
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Every summer, the Bruce Maresh
Aquatic Center continues to be the
center point for Silver Lake recreation.
The Aquatic Center and surrounding
recreational area is located near the
northwest shore of Silver Lake. The
area features a softball field, volley-
ball, tennis and basketball courts,
horseshoe pits and playground.
The Aquatic Center features a
beach-style entry children’s area with
play features, a 20-foot water slide and
diving board, as well as an attached
picnic shelter. The Silver Lake Pool
and Parks Organization continues to
raise money for improvements to the
area and will be adding a large beach
“funbrella” to the deck area for sun-
bathers and families to enjoy.
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 des-
ignated pool time in the mornings for
senior citizens, lap swim, and swim
club. “We’re hoping to get more se-
niors to use the pool,” Kuester said.
She explained that this al-
lows seniors “quiet time” in
the pool and it gives them
the opportunity to swim with
their peers.
Kuester creates a monthly
schedule for the pool that offers specif-
ic times for each pool activity. “Every-
body 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 Organiza-
tion in 2002. There also is a conces-
sion stand and security lighting at the
bath house.
The city of Silver Lake hires a man-
ager to run it, and it has Red Cross cer-
tified life guards. All the admissions
collected go to the city for operation of
the facility.
Another long-range goal for the city
is paving the parking lot on the north
side of the pool.
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
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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 activi-
ties, natural trails, duck pond, large stand of spruce
trees and groomed cross-country ski trails.
The McLeod County park system of-
fers services for everything from an oc-
casional 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, volleyball courts,
softball fields, picnic shelters, showers
and other amenities.
Lake Marion Park is located on the
northeast corner of Lake Marion, north
and west of Brownton. It is served by
U.S. Highway 15.
The 86-acre park opened in Spring
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 life-
guard on duty), a fishing pier, boat
landing, main shower building, camper
dump station, playground equipment,
volleyball pit and a softball field. Also,
in season, there are groomed cross-
country ski trails.
Lake Marion Park offers campers 36
RV sites and 14 tent sites.
There are many campsites available.
Fees for campers who require electrical
service are $28 a day, $132 per week or
$456 a month.
Fees for campers who do not require
electrical service are $18 a day, $90 a
week or $307 a month.
There is an additional cost for air
conditioning hookups and use of the
camper dumping station.
To make camping reservations, con-
tact the caretaker at 11655 State High-
way 15, Brownton, 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. Con-
tact the McLeod County Parks Office,
320-484-4334, to make reservations.
On the south edge of Lake Marion is
the Brownton Rod & Gun Club, which
offers a boat landing, a picnic and
beach area, plus a concession stand.
Each Friday night at the clubroom,
there is a steak, pork chop, chicken
breast and pork chop fry. Shrimp also is
available, as well as beverages.
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 contin-
ue 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, volleyball 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 reservations, contact the
caretaker, 21104 Belle Lake Road,
Hutchinson, MN 55350, 320-587-2082.
Reservations for the park shelters at
Piepenburg may be made by contacting
the county parks office.
Buffalo Creek Park, three miles
southeast of Glencoe (near the airport),
is a little more than 45 acres and fea-
tures a picnic shelter with tables and
grills, playground equipment, 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 activities, 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 con-
necting 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, contact
the McLeod County Parks Office locat-
ed at the county fairgrounds in
Hutchinson, 320-484-4334.
Swan Lake Park
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Silver Lake not only is busy
with town celebrations and pa-
rades throughout the year, but also
many informational events hosted
by local organizations.
In January, the Silver Lake
Business Association sponsors the
annual “Silver Lake Business
Expo,” which is held the third Sat-
urday of the month.
The Expo features vendors from
businesses and organizations
throughout Silver Lake and sur-
rounding communities, including
Lester Prairie, Hutchinson, and
Glencoe.
Vendors also include local
churches and non-profit organiza-
tions, as well as state representa-
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service departments, including the
police and fire departments.
The business expo attracts chil-
dren and families as it offers activ-
ities and entertainment, such as
performances by the Phoenix
Drumline and interactive seminars
about drunk driving, therapy dog
training, and Silver Lake history.
In March, the Christian Deer
Hunters Association hosts the an-
nual “Big Little Hunting and Fish-
ing Expo.” This event features
vendors from taxidermy business-
es and meat markets, fishing and
hunting guides, Christian hunting
organizations, archery clubs, and
the Minnesota DNR.
This expo also offers informa-
tional seminars, such as fly fishing
and cooking wild game, and activ-
ities for the kids, including trout
ponds and minnow races.
The Silver Lake Area Business Expo and
the Big Little Hunting and Fishing Expo
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Music in the Park is just
one of the many activities
Silver Lake has to offer, and
it is a six-week event known
as a “prelude” to the infa-
mous Silver Lake Pola-
Czesky Days, the town’s
celebration of Polish and
Czechoslovakian heritage.
Music in the Park starts
on the Thursday evening,
six weeks before Pola-
Czesky Days, and continues
each Thursday evening until
Pola-Czesky Days begins.
The event is held at the
Legion Park in Silver Lake,
and is organized by volun-
teers, Ray and Sharon Ban-
das and DeNeil and Lisa
Thompson.
The couples book bands
for each evening, and orga-
nizations serve a meal each
Thursday before the music
begins.
Music ranges from old-
time polka music to the
“Big Band” sound of the
1950s.
Several businesses, orga-
nizations, and individuals
also donate prizes for the
event, and nearly 75 win-
ners are drawn each week.
The event is free and
open to the public. So bring
your friends, a few lawn
chairs, and come enjoy a
hot meal and some good
music!
Music in the Park
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Adult Training & Rehabilitation: Chris-
tine Davis, Glencoe; Nancy Krcil, Glencoe;
Charlotte Knick, Brownton; Cheryl Beilke,
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
Ron Shimanski, Kermit Terlinden, Paul
Wright, Sheldon Nies and Jon Christensen.
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-
missioner Kermit Terlinden, McLeod Coun-
ty; Mike Housman, Meeker County; Paul
Setzepfandt, Renville County; Jeff Johnson,
Hennepin County; Larry Lindor, Pope
County; Charlie Borrell, Wright County;
Tim Lynch, Carver County; Roger Imdieke,
Kandiyohi County; Joy Cohrs, Sibley Coun-
ty.
Ditch inspectors: Commissioner Ron
Shimanski, District 1; Roger Berggren, Dis-
tricts 2, 3, 4, 5.
Ditch committee: David Dostal, Silver
Lake; Larry Phillips, Glencoe; Steve Reiner,
Hutchinson; Francis Svoboda, Hutchinson;
Scott Streich, Stewart; Roger Berggren,
county environmentalist; Cindy Schultz, au-
ditor/treasurer; Christy Christensen, GIS di-
rector.
Extension committee: Marian Filk,
Hutchinson; Scott Streich, Stewart; Sara An-
dersen, Hutchinson; Neal DeMars, Winsted;
Carla Kuehn, Plato; Neal DeMars, Winsted;
Becky Kobow, Hutchinson; Rachel Stender,
Hutchinson; Casey Schulz, Glencoe; Cindy
Schultz, county auditor-treasurer; commis-
sioners Paul Wright and Kermit Terlinden.
Fairgrounds commission: Jerry
Schimelpfenig, Glencoe; Jim Fahey,
Hutchinson; Tim Ulrich, Hutchinson; Mari-
an Filk, Hutchinson; Jill Grams, Extension
educator; Al Koglin, parks director; Randy
Starke, fairgrounds manager; commissioners
Paul Wright and Jon Christensen.
High Island Watershed managers: Ver-
non Schlueter, Arlington; Leonard Eibs,
Henderson; Dwight Swanson, Hector; Her-
man Miller, Brownton; Orville Polzin, Gay-
lord.
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, Winst-
ed; 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;
Commissioner Sheldon Nies.
Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems
(SSTS): Commissioner Jon Christsen; Cur-
tis Carrigan, Brownton; William Hard,
Hutchinson; Mark Johnson, Plato; Robert
Billiet, Hutchinson; Paul Merkins, Stewart;
Donald Albrecht, Brownton; Robert Heil,
Brownton; Nathan Winter, Extension educa-
tor ; 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; Gloria Hilgers, Glencoe; commission-
ers Ron Shimanski and Paul Wright.
Noxious weeds appeal committee:
Commissioners Paul Wright, Sheldon Nies,
Ron Shimanski, Kermit Terlinden and Jon
Christensen.
Parks commission: Doug Kenning,
Hutchinson; Doug Krueger, Glencoe; Tom
Prieve, Hutchinson; Dan Rickert, Brownton;
Jerome Thiemann; Sheldon Nies, commis-
sioner.
Planning Advisory Commission: Paul
Merkins, Stewart; Curtis Carrigan, Brown-
ton; Mark Johnson, Plato; William Hard,
Hutchinson; commissioner Ron Shimanski;
Larry Gasow, zoning administrator.
Solid waste advisory committee: Grant
Knutson, Hutchinson; Jeff Bertram, West
Central Sanitation; Greg Revering, Waste
Management; Bill Arndt, Hutchinson; Gary
Schreifels, Glencoe; Jeremy Carter,
Hutchinson; Kerry Venier, Silver Lake;
Mark Reinert, Spruce Ridge Resource Man-
agement; Aren Aas, Seneca; Darren Gores,
3M; Richard Smith; Robert Anderson,
Hutchinson; all five McLeod County com-
misisoners; Ed Homan, solid waste director;
Sarah Young, solid waste coordinator;
Kathy Nowak, public health; John Brunk-
horst highway; Cindy Schultz, auditor/trea-
surer; Patrick Melvin, county administrator;
Areleen Vee, MPCA; .
Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board:
McLeod County commissioners, Ron Shi-
manski, Sheldon Nies and Kermit Terlinden;
and Sibley County commissioners, Jim
Swanson and Bill Pinske.
Water planning task force: Herman
Miller, Brownton; Grant Knutson, Hutchin-
son; Ryan Freitag, SWCD; Skip Quade,
Hutchinson; Virgil Voigt, Hutchinson; Corey
Henke, Stewart; Donald Albrecht, Brown-
ton; Robert Anderson, Hutchinson; Com-
missioner Paul Wright; Lee Sundmark,
DNR.
Wetlands technical advisory committee:
Herman Miller, Brownton; Grant Knutson,
Hutchinson; Skip Quade, Hutchinson;
Corey Henke, Stewart; Virgil Voigt,
Hutchinson; Charles Mathews, Glencoe;
Commissioner Paul Wright; Ryan Freitag,
SWCD; Lee Sundmark, DNR; Jeremy
Maul, Board of Water and Soil Resources
(BWSR), Clayton Schmitz, district conser-
vationist; John Brunkhorst, highway engi-
neer; Roger Berggren, environmentalist;
Nathan Winter, Extension educator.
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
2012 population: 34,898
County seat: Glencoe
General Telephone: 320-864-3410
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: Nine (Biscay, Brownton, Glencoe,
Hutchinson, Lester Prairie, Plato, Silver
Lake, Stewart and Winsted).
Ron Shimanski
1st District
23808 Jet Ave.,
Silver Lake
327-0112
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
Jon Christensen,
5th District
1245 Hwy. 7,
Hutchinson
587-5663
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: 320-484-4321, 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: 320-484-4334, Hutchinson
Allan Koglin, agricultural inspector
Office: 320-484-4334, Hutchinson
Kathy Nowak, public health director
Office: 864-1373, Glencoe
Ed Homan Jr., solid waste director
Office: 320-484-4316, Hutchinson
Allan Koglin, parks superintendent
Office: 320-484-4334, Hutchinson
Wayne Rosenfeld, buildings supervisor
Office: 864-1221, Glencoe
Larry Gasow, zoning administrator
Office: 864-1218, Hutchinson
Roger Berggren, environmentalist
Office: 864-1214, Glencoe
Vincent Traver, information technology
Office: 864-1325, Glencoe
Jill Grams, 4-H program coordinator
Office: 320-484-4334, 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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s Brownton’s Cabin Fever Days, fourth weekend in February.
s Winsted’s Winstock, second weekend in June.
s Hutchinson Water Carnival, third weekend in June.
s Hamburg Zummerfest, third weekend in June.
s Glencoe Days, fourth weekend in June.
s Stewartfest, fourth 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 (Wednesday-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.
(These are approximate dates that are subject to change from year to year.)
Surrounding area celebrations
Brownton’s Cabin Fever Days
Mystery Dinner Theatre
McLeod County Fair
Stewartfest Parade
Sibley County Fair
Glencoe Days BMX Race
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Driveways, Basements,
Shed Sites, Landscaping,
Farm Drainage
Septic Systems &
Snow Removal
Jay & Julene Borka
Winsted • 320-395-8355
The Business and Professional Directory is provided each week for quick reference to
businesses and professionals in the Silver Lake area — their locations, phone numbers and
office hours. Call the Silver Lake Leader (320-327-2216) or McLeod County Chronicle
(320-864-5518) offices for details on howyou can be included in this directory. Wk 1
Sam’s
Tire Service
719 Chandler, Glencoe
(320) 864-3615
Check out
our website:
www.samstire.net
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State legislators
State House of Representatives
State Senate
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. Glenn Gruenhagen,
R-Glencoe
241 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4229 (office); 800-341-0510
320-864-3911 (home)
E-mail: rep.glenn.gruenhagen@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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Independent Living | Assisted Living | Enhanced Services | Memory Care
320-864-5577 | 1420 Prairie Ave. | Glencoe, MN 55336
www.grandmeadows.com
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.
• 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.).
Jeanne Ray
rayjea@mchsi.com
Your Real Estate Resource
Call me for help
with your buying
or selling needs.
904 Hwy 15 S.
Hutchinson, MN 55350
http://jeanneray.edinarealty.com
Cell 320-583-7184
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
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Acoma Township (587-6471): Corrinne Schlueter, clerk;
Gary Graham, treasurer; Lynn Splittgerber, Ron Rusch and
Larry Karg, supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Bergen Township (395-0173): Amy Meyer, clerk; Angela
Leverich, treasurer; Albert Teubert, Sheldon Ehrke and Fran-
cis Burch, supervisors. Meetings: Second Thursday.
Collins Township (562-2567): Alan Fredrickson, clerk;
Daniel Benson, treasurer; Pete Maiers, 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 Poko-
rnowski and Ron Mickolichek, supervisors. Meetings: Sec-
ond Thursday.
Hassan Valley Township (587-6055): Robert E. Ander-
son, clerk; Joan Harren, treasurer; Randy Kirchoff, 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, William L. Chris-
tensen and David Ondracek, supervisors. Meetings: Second
Thursday.
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. Meetings: 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 Monday.
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; Dale Guenigsman, 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 ............................................48
Al’s Auto Sales ..........................................................30
Cedar Crest ................................................Back Cover
Citizens Insurance Agency ........................................10
City of Silver Lake ......................................................1
Contemporary Dental ................................................28
Crow River Press ............................Inside Back Cover
Crow River Sno Pros ................................................33
Custom Installations & Coverings ............................34
Dale’s Appliance..........................................................4
ECFE ........................................................................20
Edina Realty - Ray ....................................................48
Electronic Servicing ..................................................12
Faith Presbyterian Church ........................................16
First Community Bank, Silver Lake..........................32
Flatworks Concrete Construction..............................36
Gauer Chiropractic Clinic..........................................28
Gene’s Towning ..........................................................4
Glencoe Regional Health Services ................................
................................................Inside Front Cover
Grace Bible Church ..................................................16
Grand Meadows ........................................................48
Grandma’s Closet ......................................................38
GSL Community Ed. ................................................20
GSL Public Schools ..................................................18
Harlan’s Auto Repair ..................................................6
Hirsch Roofing ..........................................................34
Holy Family Catholic Church ..................................16
Hutchinson Health Clinic ..........................................34
Jean’s Floral & Craft ................................................16
Jilek Insurance Agency, Inc. ......................................38
K & K Storage ..........................................................14
Kaczmarek Landscaping ..........................................12
Kaz’s Auto & Truck Repair ......................................10
Lakeside Manor ........................................................36
Laurie Mickolichek ..................................................12
Leisure Time Mowing ................................................4
Lite Electric ..............................................................38
Little Friends Daycare ................................................4
Mathews Digging ......................................................14
Mathews Vasek Construction ....................................10
McLeod County Solid Waste ......................................6
McLeod Publishing ..................................................50
Mikolichek Plumbing & Heating ..............................30
Molly’s Cafe ..............................................................38
Panther Field House ..................................................20
R & R Camper Center ..............................................44
Rockhard Concrete & Masonry ................................34
Rodan & Fields - Hertzog..........................................28
Schauer & Sons Construction......................................6
Schoeneberger Dental Clinic ....................................28
Security Bank & Trust, Co. ......................................44
Shimanski Orchard....................................................14
Silver Lake American Legion....................................38
Silver Lake Auditorium ............................................16
Silver Lake Knights of Columbus ..............................6
Silver Lake Leader ........................................38, 40, 46
Silver Lake Lions Club................................................4
Silver Lake Liquors ..................................................12
Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club ....................................6
Southwest Eyecare ....................................................28
State Farm - Larry Anderson ....................................44
Stritesky Trucking ....................................................12
Sumter Mutual ..........................................................30
Trailblazer Transit......................................................46
Uptown Apartments ..................................................36
Waggin’ Tails Professional Dog Grooming ..............36
Wood’s Edge..............................................................34
Ziemer Plumbing & Heating ....................................36
INDEX
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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 — CenturyLink
• New accounts, Repairs, 1-800-366-8201
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, Repairs, 1-866-550-8636
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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Cedar Crest of Hutchinson
Serving the Community since 1984
225 Shady Ridge Rd. NW, Hutchinson
320-587-7077
Cedar Crest of Cosmos
Serving the Community since 2003
130 N. Neptune, Cosmos • 320-877-9100
Cedar Crest of Silver Lake
Serving the Community since 2009
1401 Main St. W., Silver Lake • 320-327-6577
Cedar Crest is unique in that we provide either minimal or total cares for our residnets,
eliminating the need for them to transfer to another facility when their comforts increase.
We also welcome Hospice Patients — Adult Day Services
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