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Vol. 112 No. 4 • Thursday, January 10, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
City Council appoints, then debates, role of its liaisons
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer At its annual meeting and first meeting of the year on Monday, the Silver Lake City Council started the evening with swearing-in ceremonies and reviewed city council appointments. City Clerk Kerry Venier swore in Mayor Bruce Bebo, who will be starting his sixth two-year term as mayor of Silver Lake, and Councilors Pat Fogarty and Nolan Johnson, who were all re-elected in November’s election. Fogarty will be serving a two-year term and Johnson will be serving a four-year term. Councilor Carol Roquette also was re-elected to a fouryear term, but was absent for Monday’s meeting. She will be sworn in at a future date. The City Council also discussed the liaisons appointed by Mayor Bruce Bebo for 2013. The Council liaisons will remain the same as 2012. “Everything is moving really smoothly between liaisons and departments heads. I feel there is good, open communication, so I am proposing that we keep liaisons as they are for this next year,” Bebo said during the December meeting. Councilors agreed, and at the Monday meeting, a resolution was passed to keep liaison appointments. The following were approved by the Council: • Official city depositories: First Community Bank and Minnesota Municipal Money Market Fund. • Official newspaper: Silver Lake Leader. • City attorney: Gavin, Olson, & Winters, LTD. • Acting mayor: Councilor Nolan Johnson. • Deputy weed inspector: Dale Kosek. • Civil defense director and emergency response coordinator: Chris Wawrzyniak. • City administration liaison: Bebo. • Public works liaison: Johnson. • Public safety liaison: Councilor Eric Nelson. • Municipal liquor dispensary liaison: Fogarty. • Community development and planning commision liaison: Roquette. • Assistant to all liaisons: Bebo. • Regular meeting dates and times: third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and April 1, July 1, and Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. • Economic development authority: members of the city council. • Personnel committee: Bebo, Roquette and Department Head Dale Kosek. Council meeting etiquette and liaison descriptions also were reviewed and Fogarty asked about including pay in next year’s budget for councilors attending special meetings with their liaisons, such as the quarterly meetings scheduled for the Municipal Liquor Store. Venier emphasized that the liaisons are “not supervisory. “The liaisons were created to provide an individual link to each department. The goal was that each department head would meet with the liaison, and give them the report,” Venier said. He said liaisons shouldn’t have to attend the meetings. Venier felt that liaisons may then “overstep their boundaries” and that the department heads should be capable of relaying information to their employees and reporting back to the liaisons. Johnson disagreed. “I think it’s good for liaisons to attend these meetings, so we can put faces to names, and vice versa.” Bebo suggested that if liaisons attend such meetings, they should serve as “an observer.” Venier also reminded councilors that the department reports they give should also include their own observations. “They shouldn’t be regurgitated. It would be nice to include your observations in the reports, also,” Venier said. He asked that councilors also include their observations along with the typed reports given by department heads. “That was the initial intent of having liaisons meet with department heads,” Venier said. “I agree, and I disagree with
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The annual meeting of the Silver Lake City Council on Monday night began with the oath of office for reelected members. Starting his sixth term as mayor is Bruce Bebo (right) and Councilors Pat Fogarty and Nolan Johnson (above) take the oath for their elected positions. Fogarty was elected for a two-year term and Johnson for a four-year term. Councilor Carol Roquette was absent, but also was elected in November for another four-year term. She will take the oath of office at a future date.
County Board: new commissioners, chair
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Board of Commissioners’ new year got off to an odd start Tuesday. Newly elected 1st District Commissioner Ron Shimanski was unable to attend because of illness, and therefore was not sworn in to his new position. That meant that current Commissioner Ray Bayerl, who thought his retirement would start with the adjournment of the 2012 business year on Tuesday, stayed around to vote during one more meeting. According to County Attorney Mike Junge, state statute says that an incumbent commissioner remains in office until his successor is administered the oath of office. While Shimanski was absent and unable to vote because he had not be sworn in, the County Board kept the new commissioner on speakerphone so he could listen in its discussions. And 5th District Commissioner Bev Wangerin, who also was the chair and was to have led the current board in finishing its 2012 business, also was absent and Vice Chair Kermit Terlinden led the County Board through that part of the agenda, until new went on to elect its 2013 chair and vice chair, with Wright, who is starting his second four-year term, getting the nod as chair, while Terlinden was re-elected vice chair. Because of the absence of Shimanski and because it was Christensen’s first day on the board, Nies suggested the County Board table committee assignments until its Jan. 22 meeting, adding that the newcomers should meet with County Administrator Pat Melvin to learn about the various committees to determine upon which they may be most interested in serving. In other business Tuesday, the County Board: • Heard that work on a bridge replacement on County Road 15 has been suspended and will resume in spring. Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst said the bridge is ready for the pouring of concrete, but the weather isn’t favorable for the job. The contractor did not complete the job on time, and has been fined since the anticipated completion date. Brunkhorst said the contractor could try to pour the concrete now, but the end result may be less than desirable and shorten the expected lifespan of the bridge, which will cost about $750,000. The highway department had hoped the bridge could be open to traffic before Christmas, but Brunkhorst said it will now likely not open until the first of May. Junge said that the daily fines levied against the contractor are no longer in effect. “The penalty stops with the date of the suspension,” said Junge. The work was suspended Dec. 20. Brunkhorst said the county will continue to have a priority of plowing the detour route. He also said that he had one complaint from a neighbor about the bridge not being open to traffic on time. “She understood the issue,” said Brunkhorst. “She doesn’t like it, but she understood why we stopped the work.” • Approved the McLeod County Chronicle as the official newspaper for the county for 2013. • Agreed to buy iPads for the commissioners to replace the used laptop computers they are currently using at meetings. • Agreed to trade in a 20year-old floor scrubber for a new one at a net cost of $5,700.
Charges against deputy dropped
Criminal charges against McLeod County Sheriff Deputy Mark Eischens have been dismissed. Eischens had been indicted by a grand jury Oct. 19 on four separate charges that resulted from the discharge of his weapon while he and other members of an emergency response team were executing a search warrant in April 2012. Eischens faced a felony charge of assault in the second degree — dangerous weapon and a felony charge of possessing a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm that endangered safety. He also faced a misdemeanor charge of assault in the fifth degree — inflict or attempt bodily harm; and a misdemeanor charge of dangerous weapons — recklessly handle or use. The case had been scheduled for a jury trial Monday in McLeod County District Court, but the trial was cancelled after the charges were dropped. Sibley County Attorney David Schauer, who was the prosecutor because Eischens is a county employee, said in a court filing that “the state does not believe the case can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.” Schauer’s filing dismissed the charges, with approval from a district court judge. According to court documents, the team had made entry, and Eischens heard a “thud” or a “bang” just as Harry Lee Ondracek, 58, of rural Glencoe, had come around a corner and emerged into view. Eischens asserted that he thought Ondracek had fired a weapon, and fired his in return in self-defense. It was later determined that Ondracek was unarmed. Ondracek was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries sustained, and later released and booked into the McLeod County Jail on a fifth-degree charge of possession of a controlled substance. Eischens has been on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the court proceedings.
Paul Wright, chair 5th District Commissioner Jon Christensen was allowed to assume his seat for the commencement of the 2013 session. Along with Christensen, incumbents Paul Wright, 3rd District, and Sheldon Nies, 4th District, who were re-elected in November, took their oaths of office and resumed their seats at the table. Shimanski will be sworn in sometime this week by County Auditor/Treasurer Cindy Schultz. The County Board then
Glencoe hospital imposes visitor restrictions because of flu
Glencoe Regional Health Services has implemented visitor restrictions due to the recent outbreak of influenza-like illnesses. Visitors will be limited to family members and to a maximum of two visitors per hospital patient. Individuals who are ill are being asked to reconsider their visit. If visits are necessary and visitors are sick, they must wear a mask. In addition, children under the age of 5 will not be allowed to visit patients or long-term care residents until the outbreak of influenza-like illnesses subsides. South Central Minnesota continues to see high volumes of patients with influenza and others with flu-like symptoms prompting all hospitals in the region to announce they are adopting the same visitor restrictions at each of their facilities. Counties impacted by the flu outbreak include Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Meeker, McLeod, Sibley and Waseca. “We realize these restrictions may be inconvenient, but we believe they are necessary to protect the health of our patients, residents, staff and visitors,” said Jon Braband, President and CEO. In addition to enforcing these restrictions, GRHS would like to remind the public that each of us can help reduce the spread of influenza and other illnesses by taking a few simple steps, washing your hands often, covering your cough, and staying home if you are sick. It is also not too late to get vaccinated against the flu. GRHS has both injectable flu vaccine and flu mist available. To schedule a vaccination-only appointment, call 320-8647816 or 1-800-869-3116.
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SL KCs free-throw contest set Jan. 27
The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Mother Cabrini Council No. 1841 is sponsoring a free-throw contest for boys and girls ages 10-14 as of Jan. 1, 2013. The contest will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m., at Lakeside Elementary School in Silver Lake. Entrants may compete in only one local competition. Parents must sign an authorization form verifying birthdate. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions. International champions are announced by the KC international headquarters based on scores from the statelevel competitions. All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year, more than 344,000 sharpshooters participated in over 4,700 local competitions. For more information, please call Ray Bandas at 320327-3115.
Putting Christ back into Christmas
The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Council No. 1841 hosted its annual “Put Christ Back Into Christmas” poster contest for the Church of the Holy Family religious education students in first through sixth grade. Each student was given specific criteria for his or her poster, and they were judged at the Dec. 18 by KC members. Each student received a goodie bag and monetary awards were given for first, second and third place winners. In the front, from left, is second place winner Sawyer Ardolf (second grade); third place, Ella Nowak (second grade); first place, Chyanne Pawlicki (second grade); first place, Blake Hahn (first grade); second, Braylon Loeschen (first grade); and third, Jake Ondracek (first grade). In the middle row, from left, are third place, Keara Baumgarten (fourth grade); second, Jacob Stifter (fourth grade), first, Katy Lacy (fourth grade); third, Jacob Baumgarten (third grade); second, Riley Butcher (third grade); and first, Max Davis (third grade). In the back, from left, are Deputy Grand Knight Paul Davis; first, Savannah Ardolf (sixth grade); second, Megan Fehrenbach (sixth grade); third, Jared Lokensgard (sixth grade); first, Alexa Alberts (fifth grade); second, Kaitlyn Popp (fifth grade); third, Zach Mohr (fifth grade); and Grand Knight Joey Ebert.
Hutchinson Auxiliary to meet
The regular monthly meeting of Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 96 will be Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Hutchinson Legion Post 96. The executive board meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. Lunch servers are Darlene Gregor and Shirley Schloeder. Note: Unit 96 will not have its spaghetti supper Feb. 7 because National Commander Jim Kontz will be at the Legion Post 96. For more information about the social hour and reservations for the 6 p.m. dinner, call 320-587-2665.
Seniors to meet Jan. 14
The Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Bloodmobile drive set here for Jan. 29
The Silver Lake blood drive is set for Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Silver Lake Legion. Due to Hurricane Sandy, blood is in short supply and is greatly needed. Volunteers will be calling shortly to set up an appointment or call Margaret Benz at 320-327-2249. Walk-ins are welcome. January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes and thanks the millions of dedicated blood donors across the country for helping ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need. Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in an effort to educate Americans about the importance of regular blood donation and the impact it can have. Every day, around 44,000 pints of blood are needed in hospitals to help treat trauma victims, surgery patients, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, cancer patients and more. January can be an especially challenging month to collect blood donations because of inclement weather and seasonal illnesses. Throughout the month, the Red Cross is honoring the contributions of those who roll up their sleeves to help save lives, one donation at a time.
Senior dining birthday party
The January birthday party at the Silver Lake senior dining site will be Wednesday, Jan. 16. The menu includes meat loaf with catsup, whole parslied potatoes, countryblend vegetables, bread with margarine, and mandarin oranges. There will be bingo. Call Manager Pearl Branden to order a meal at 320-327-0621.
SLBA meeting set Jan. 15
The Silver Lake Business Association will meet Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. The meeting is to finalize details for the business expo set for Jan. 19. All members with questions are asked to attend.
Business Expo set Jan. 19
Save the date! The Silver Lake Business Association is hosting the annual Silver Lake Business Expo on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All businesses and organizations interested participating should contact Chris Brecht at 320-510-1567 or Alyssa Schauer at 715-5792154.
Donates to Cedar Crest
Degree of Honor Lodge 182 presented a Christmas wall hanging to Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake. The wall hanging was made by lodge member Dodie Chalupsky. In the front, from left, are Laura Kaczmarek, Alice Paul, Martha Wilkins, Dodie Chalupsky, Alice Carol Totusek and Margaret Benz. In the back are Bernie Kaczmarek, Milton Totusek and Donald Benz.
Pageant info meeting set
An informational meeting for the Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant is set for Sunday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m., at the Montgomery Oil Co. and David’s Diner in Montgomery. All interested contestants, parents and family are welcome to attend. The 24th-annual Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant will be held April 6 at the American Legion Club in Montgomery.
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you. I can honestly say that I thought the liaisons and department heads did an excellent job this year,” Bebo said. He said department heads shared their written reports, and councilors added their concerns and observations to the reports. Nelson agreed. “I saw everybody had a report, but everyone also had their personal thoughts and concerns. That told me we were doing our jobs,” Nelson said. ***** The Council also discussed the duties of the community development liaison. Bebo said part of the duty is to “work with county boards, township boards and other development boards to ensure that growth and development opportunities are capitalized upon. “I’d like to see somebody keep a pulse on things. I think the county is moving on that county shed. Something we’ve never really had is a constant dialogue with a county repre-
sentative,” Bebo said. Councilors agreed and Johnson thought it would be a good idea to invite Commissioner Ron Shimanski to attend Council meetings. Bebo also suggested that Roquette be put on an e-mail list with the county and township boards if possible, so she may receive updates and agendas of future meetings to have an idea of upcoming projects. **** In open discussion, Bebo reported that the Silver Lake Civic Association is working on improving the auditorium. “They started taking steps last year, when they replaced the ceiling tiles, and this last Saturday, they went to the Lake Marion Ballroom auction and purchased tables and chairs to replace the booths,” Bebo said. He said the goal is to update and remodel the auditorium. He added that the Silver Lake Lions are also working to make improvements to the facility.
Aeration notice for Swan Lake
An aeration system, creating open water and thin ice, is tentatively set to begin in January 2013, weather permitting. The system will be on Swan Lake in McLeod County, Township 117, Range 28, Sections 28-31. Weather conditions may cause the area of thin ice and open water to fluctuate greatly. Stay clear of marked areas, and watch for future notices.
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Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
75 YEARS AGO - JAN. 15, 1938 — Starting Monday, Jan. 17, a new mail service becomes available to Silver Lake by the inauguration of the Minneapolis and Hutchinson Star Route, which will give Silver Lake a forenoon and afternoon mail in addition to the service now available on the Minnesota-Western Railroad. According to the schedule of the new route, Silver Lake will receive a forenoon mail at 10:05 a.m. and an afternoon mail from Hutchinson at 3:40 p.m. Mail will also be dispatched from Silver Lake at that time. Silver Lake will continue to receive and dispatch mail, morning and evening, over the MinnesotaWestern Railroad. The Silver Lake Fire Department held its annual meeting last Saturday evening and reelected Will Halva as chief. Also re-elected were Alfred Nuwash as secretary and Alfred Halva as treasurer. W.O. Merrill was elected historian. A Hobby Show will be sponsored by the sophomore class of the Silver Lake High School starting Wednesday, Jan. 19, and continuing until Friday, Jan. 28. Anyone wishing to contribute their hobby to the show may do so by bringing it to the English room on or before Monday, Jan. 17. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Citizens State Bank of Silver Lake held Wednesday afternoon, it was voted to increase the capital stock of the bank by $5,000, which increases its capital stock from $20,000 to $25,000. The directors also voted a stock dividend of 25 percent to stockholders on record as of Jan. 12, 1938. The Quality Food Store, Joseph Lowy proprietor, is giving away a bushel basket of groceries on Saturday, Jan. 15, to some lucky person. His One Day Sale on Saturday, Jan. 15, includes: old-time mixed candy, 3 pounds 25¢; chocolate drops, 2 pounds 17¢; peanuts, 3 pounds 25¢; Softasilk cake flour, 4-pound bag 25¢; 49pound bag of I.G.A. flour $1.69; Red A coffee, 3 pounds 43¢; navy beans, 5¢ a pound. Subscribe to the Silver Lake Leader for $1.50. 50 YEARS AGO - JAN. 10, 1963 — A youth dance, sponsored by the Youth Group, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Silver Lake Auditorium. Music will be by Whirl Winds Rock ’N Roll. Admission is 50¢. Joe Gehlen of Gehlen’s Farm Services will hold his annual Purina Dairy meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17. The big event will get under way at the Silver Lake Auditorium. A free lunch and the awarding of door prizes will climax the affair. Mrs. Frances Urban, 76, passed away on Thursday morning, Jan. 10. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the St. Joseph Church. Mrs. Albert Horejsi, 84, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, at her home in Silver Lake. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the St. Joseph Church. Joseph Nowak, 57, died on Friday, Jan. 4, while fishing at Lake Henry. Funeral services were held on Monday morning, Jan. 7, at the St. Adalbert’s Church. A son was born on Jan. 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Koktan, the first baby of the New Year born at the Glencoe Hospital 25 YEARS AGO - JAN. 14, 1988 — The Silver Lake Fire Department “He & She Party”will be held on Saturday night, Jan. 16, at the Silver Lake Auditorium. Two $5 prizes will be given away each hour starting at 9 p.m. to 12 midnight. Admission is $3, which includes lunch. A Unity Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Presbyterian Church. Gerald and Linda Brooks received a letter from the American Red Cross telling them that the kidneys donated from their son, who recently died from injuries, were successfully transplanted in two recipients. Sons were born to Bruce and Kathy Exsted on Dec. 31 and Tom and Mary (Gehlen) Quiring on Jan. 9.
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The annual Glencoe-Silver Lake area schools spelling bee was held last Friday with 25 students in from fifth through eighth grades. Besides public school contestants, there also were contestants from First Lutheran School and St. Pius X Catholic School. After less than 45 minutes, the top two spellers emerged in Maddie Dressel, left, a seventh grader, who finished second, and Cora Kuras, an eighth-grader, who was crowned the new champion. It took six rounds for Kuras to win. McLeod Publishing, Inc., parent company of the Silver Lake Leader and the McLeod County Chronicle, sponsored the annual spelling bee and presented the top spellers new hard-bound Miriam-Webster’s College Dictionary (first) and Theraurus (second).
How are the resolutions coming?
How are the New Year resolutions coming? I read this quote once that said, “May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virture, so that I triumph even when I fall!” I had to laugh at that one. It sounds like something I could live up to. I don’t make resolutions that are unattainable, but inevitably, it seems that every January of a new year is strong and successful, as I plow into the year full steam ahead, but by Feb. 10 or so, my schedule gets busy with meetings and meetings and meetings, and some weather disaster like a blizzard sets in and then I have no motivation to do anything. Oh, who am I kidding? By Jan. 10 I am pooped out from trying so hard to accommodate my resolutions into a busy schedule that I forget what they even were. This year, I’ve been so sidetracked with the holiday schedules and deadlines and family get-togethers, that I didn’t even get the chance to make any New Year’s resolutions. I know it’s not yet too late to make a few resolutions, as we round off our second week in January, and a few goals for 2013 have crossed my mind. And you know what? I think writing them down and putting them in print will hold me more accountable. Not to mention, it gives the few of you who read this section the power to hold me to them throughout the year, so I better work at them. But this year, I’m going to try something a little different with my resolutions. I usually make promises to myself that surround the popular subjects, like health and finance and organization, but I need to be more specific.
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By Alyssa Schauer
Each year, I promise myself I’m going to be more healthy, and every year, I work at this in spurts. Summers are usually productive, with the warmer weather, and I’m outside doing something active nearly everyday. But when the colder weather comes around, in October or so, I find comfort in staying on the couch and eating obscene amounts of potato soup. Then of course, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner, and I indulge in pecan pie, sweet potato casseroles, and all varieties of cookies on the holiday treat table. It’s embarrassing, really. And so, in order to keep up a routine of healthy habits throughout the entire year, and not just spring and summer, I’ve decided to register for a few 5K races. Lucky for me, there are Thanksgiving “turkey trots” and “polar dashes” in the winter, so that my indulgences may be offset by physical activity. I think I should maybe tell my goals to my grandmothers, so that they are more inclined to send me home with carrots and apples instead of pudding and pies. Another favorite resolution of mine is to organize my finances. Each year, I tell myself I’m going to put away a little bit of each pay check and build up my savings account, but then I see the cutest pair of shoes at Target or I find summer dresses that I just have to have, and my savings go to pot. Most of you know this about me, and as the title of this column suggests, I love to travel. And so, I have opened a savings account at another bank specifically dedicated for a travel fund, so that I can adventure off to a new place this year. And I can use this column as accountability to report back. My final resolution this year revolves around organizing my belongings. As I dug through boxes upon boxes stacked in my closets and under my bed looking for check blanks, I realized I keep everything. I mean, EVERYTHING. I found a movie ticket receipt from 2009 for the movie “Avatar,” an unopened box of fish hooks, bobby pins, broken pencils, a Christmas ornament, corroded pennies, a clothespin, an empty white-out bottle, photographs from high school, and yarn in a small cardboard box, filled with other miscellaneous junk. Talk about a hoarder. So I’m going to ring in the New Year by cleaning up and getting rid of junk. I think I’ll start by taking down my Christmas tree and putting away the Christmas decorations. And I should probably get rid of the box of cookies on the table and put all loose change I find into a glass jar labeled “Travel Fund.” Check back with me in July and we’ll see how everything is coming. Good luck to all on their own resolutions!
Silver Lake High School class of 1967 reunion
The Silver Lake High School class of 1967 gathered for its 45-year reunion Nov. 24, 2012, at the Silver Lake American Legion Club. Twenty-two of the original 46 in the graduating class were present. In the front, from left to right, are Ken Tupa, Larry Cacka, Emmy (Mikkelsen) Perrizo, Bonnie Sustacek and Diane (Schultz) Horstmann. In the middle row are Roy Vorlicek, Paulette (Navratil) Slanga, Linda (Koktan) Fleischman, Linda (Hoem) Prochaska, Gary Piehl, Bruce Svanda, Roger Korista and Larry Prochaska. In the back are David Kaczmarek, Harvey Mikolichek, Ray Slanga, Cathy (Mackedanz) Plath, Dianne Ruzicka, Pat (Smoley) Wischnewski, Lorelei (Trnka) Line, John Vokal and Bob Shimanski. Roses were displayed in memory of Robert Hlavka, James Pavlish, Dale Mikesh and Russell Dolezal.
OPEN HOUSE RETIREMENT PARTY for Duane Yurek 28+ years at Littfin Lumber Co. Come and help celebrate! Silver Lake Legion Club Saturday, Jan. 12 7:00 p.m. No invitations sent. No gifts please.
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2 snowmobilers hurt; airlifted by Life Link
A two-snowmobile accident, reported at 3:17 p.m., Saturday, injured two people seriously enough to call in the Life Link Air Ambulance to transport the injured to the Twin Cities. According to the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, the two snowmobiles crashed into a drainage ditch in the area of Highway 212 and Hilton Avenue, west of Glencoe. One snowmobile, a 1999 Polaris XC700, was owned and driven by Thomas Anthony Hedin, 33, of Glencoe. The second snowmobile, a 2006 Artic Cat Crossfire, was owned and driven by Joshua Scott Jeppesen, 30, of Brownton. Both individuals were transported by ambulance to the Glencoe Regional Health Services and then airlifted by Life Link Air Ambulance. The snowmobiles were removed from the scene, and the deputies cleared with reports. Also responding were the Minnesota State Patrol, Glencoe Police Department, the Glencoe Fire Department and the Glencoe Ambulance Service.
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GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2265 http://silverlakechurch.org Sat., Jan. 12 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Jan. 13 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m. Wed., Jan. 16 — Confirmation, discipleship class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 19 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; booth at Silver Lake Business Expo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 20 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35 a.m.; all-church potluck; annual meeting, 1 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake 320-327-2452 Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends @embarqmail.com Mark Ford, Pastor Carol Chmielewski, CLP Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 13 — Communion service, 10 a.m.; coffee fellowship after worship. Wed., Jan. 16 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes and adult Bible study, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 17 — Presbytery Women Bible study, 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 20 — Worship service with fellowship after, 10 a.m. CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY 700 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Fri., Jan. 11 — No Mass. Sat. Jan. 12 — Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 13 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; take down Christmas decorations, 8 a.m. Tues., Jan. 15 — Mass, 8 a.m.; adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; quilting, 9 a.m.; KC meeting, 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 16 — No Mass; ﬁrstthrough sixth-grade religious education classes, 5:30 p.m.; sevenththrough 11th-grade religious education classes, 7:15 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 17 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; staff meeting, 1 p.m. Fri., Jan. 18 — No Mass. WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 950 School Rd. S.W. Hutchinson 320-587-9443 E-mail: infor@ loversoftruth.com Jim Hall, Pastor Sun., Jan. 13 — Worship, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Sun., Jan. 13 — Sunday school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; priesthood, relief society and primary, 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. RIVERSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 20924 State Hwy. 7 W. Hutchinson 320-587-2074 E-mail: assembly@ hutchtel.net Dr. Lee Allison, pastor Sun., Jan. 13 — Worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wed., Jan. 16 — Family night activities, 6:30 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATION UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 31 Fourth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson 320-587-2125 E-mail: email@example.com Sun., Jan. 13 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., Jan. 10 — Mass at GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; no worship and spiritual life committee meeting. Fri., Jan. 11 — No Mass, no Spanish Mass. Sat., Jan. 12 — Moms’ group rosary, 9 a.m.; Moms’ group meeting, 9:30 a.m.; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 13 — Mass, 9:30 a.m.; KC free-throw contest after Mass; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Spanish religious education classes, 12:45 p.m.; take down Christmas decorations, 1 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake,
8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 14 — No Mass; scheduling of liturgical ministers begins; Mission Club, 1:30 p.m.; Schoenestatt girls’ group meeting, 3 p.m. Tues., Jan. 15 — No Mass; junior choir practice, 2:50 p.m.; KC meeting, 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 16 — No evening prayer; Mass, 6 p.m.; kindergarten through 10th-grade religious education conferences; no religious education classes. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. S.W. Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, Senior pastor Adam Krumrie, worship pastor Tait Hoglund, Student ministries Thurs., Jan. 10 — Senior high free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team, 6 p.m. Sun., Jan. 13 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages, 9 a.m.; Griefshare, 2 p.m. Mon., Jan. 14 — Women’s discipleship, 6:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 15 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m. Wed., Jan. 16 — Release time, 9 a.m.; AWANA, 6:30 p.m.; middle school youth group, 6:30 p.m.; senior high youth group, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 17 — Senior high free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team, 6 p.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, pastor 320-395-2125 Sun., Jan. 13 — Communion worship, 9 a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. Wed., Jan. 16 — Office hours, 3 p.m.; choir, 7 p.m.
GFWC donates to Seniors
A check for $50 was presented to Genny Lhotka, president of the Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club, by the GFWC Silver Lake Women’s Club. From left to right are Dodie Chalupsky, Mary Jaskowiak, Genny Lhotka, Margaret Benz, Laura Kaczmarek, Mercedes Nowak and Delores Goede.
GFWC donates to Senior Dining
The GFWC Silver Lake Women’s Club presented a check for $50 to Silver Lake Dining Site Manager Pearl Branden (far right). From left to right are Dodie Chalupsky, Mary Jaskowiak, Mercedes Nowak and Margaret Benz.
Kitchen Delights & Other Things
Pumpkin Roll Submitted by Stacy Miska Ingredients: 1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel) 3/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup pumpkin Filling: 1 package cream cheese, room temperature 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted 6 tablespoons butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Powdered sugar (optional for decoration) Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 15x10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thick, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, start with narrow end. Cool on wire rack. For filling, beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Re-roll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. California Chili Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 pound ground lean turkey 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium green bell pepper, diced 2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 can (15 ounce) pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 ounce) kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (8 ounce) tomato sauce 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add turkey and cook until browned, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes. Stir in all remaining ingredients and simmer until thickened, at least an hour. Easy Skillet Lasagna Ingredients: 1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup mushrooms, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans (14.5 ounce) Italian diced tomatoes, drained 1/4 cup tomato sauce 3 basil leaves, chopped 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 6 ounces lasagna noodles, broken into thirds and fully cooked 2 tablespoons parsley Directions: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add onions and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until garlic is fragrant, about one minute. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, salt and pepper. Cook mixture until it thickens up a bit, around 5 minutes. Add noodles to skillet and stir into the mixture well. Add scoops of ricotta cheese over the noodles; add in mozzarella and Parmesan. Stir in parsley. Cook about 2 minutes, or until mixture is thick. Serve immediately with additional basil or parsley. Pina Coloda Cupcakes Ingredients: Cake: 1 box (18.25 ounces) yellow cake mix 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice (do not drain) Frosting: 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple juice, completely drained 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes 1/4 cup sugar Directions: Combine cake mix and 1 can crushed pineapple in juice (not drained). Mix on medium speed with electric mixer. Pour into lined cupcake tins about two-thirds full. Bake in accordance with cake mix directions or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool. To make the frosting, combine cream cheese, crushed pineapple (drained), sugar, and coconut flakes in a medium bowl and mix with a hand mixer until combined well. Spread on cooled cupcakes and refrigerate until ready to eat.
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By Kevin Simonson Special to The Leader On the strength of seven individual champions and 20 total pins, the GSL/LP wrestlers have brought home the championship trophy from the Ogilvie Lions Invitational for the second straight year. Panther wrestlers went 27-10 in matches wrestled and scored 20 pins while giving up only 4. Only seven teams participated in the 33rd annual event, and GSL/Lester Prairie was the only team to fill all 14 weights. Second-place SartellSt. Stephen used 13 wrestlers. Panthers earning championship medals were Jacob Jewett (106), Michael Donnay (120), Brandon Richter (126), Nate Tesch (138), Mitchell Hartwig (152), John Williams (170) and Dalton Clouse (195). Jewett, a second seed, won his first two matches each by fall; then jumped out to an 111 lead against top-seeded Caleb Kreitter of Crosby-Ironton in the championship match. Jewett, who settled for a 13-2 victory, also was recognized as being the tournament’s outstanding wrestler. Donnay opened his title run with a 15-0 technical fall — his 60th career win at the varsity level. He won his final two matches by fall, in 24 seconds and 49 seconds. After receiving a bye in the
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Panther wrestlers repeat at Ogilvie
GSL Panther Winter Sports
07....at Watertown-May.. W,80-63 11 ....at Bl. Jefferson.....L,64-57 13....Hutchinson .........W,65-64 15....New Ulm.............W,77-67 18....at Waconia...........L,91-69 21....Rocori .................W,67-60 ........GSL tourney: 28....vs. Spectrum ......W,86-36 29....vs. HF Catholic ...W,72-59
05....Jordan .................L,66-55 08....at Dassel-Cok.....W,74-60 11 ....at Mound-Wtka. ........6:30 12....NYA Central ..............7:30 15....N.London-Spicer.......7:30 18....Orono........................7:30 19....at Faribault................7:30 22....at Litchfield ...............7:30 25....at Hutchinson............7:30 29....at Annandale.............7:30
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie 01....HF Catholic ...............7:30 08....Dassel-Cokato ..........7:30 09....Mound-Wtka. ............7:30 11 ....at Sibley East............7:30 14....at N.London-Sp. .......7:30 19....Litchfield ...................7:30 22....Delano ......................7:30 26....Annandale ................7:30
GSL/LP 195-pounder Dalton Clouse, top, muscled his way to a pin of Waconia’s Zach Christians last Thursday in quarterfinals, Richter won 160 in the semifinals — for his 50th career win. In the finals, Richter prevailed 8-6. Also going 2-0 on the day and winning their weight classes were Tesch, Hartwig and Williams. Tesch won by fall in 1:20 and by a 3-1 decision in his title match. Hartwig won by fall in 1:33 before disposing of Bryce Ortloff from Deer River 9-1 in the title bout. Williams pinned both of his opponents to win his title. Times of the falls were 1:09 and :58. Clouse hardly worked up a sweat on the day, as he wrestled a total of 2 minutes, 33 seconds — his pin times were 1:02, 1:15 and :16. His quick pin in the finals propelled him to being named the wrestler with the most pins in the least amount of time. Filling in for the Panthers at 220 was eighth-grader Peyton Sell, who placed second with a
Glencoe. Clouse helped seal a 42-30 Panthers’ victory over their conference and section rivals. 1-1 record. Sell won his semifinal by fall; the first contested victory of his varsity career. Finishing in third place were Aaron Donnay (113), Kyle Polzin (132) and Nick Jenkins (160). Donnay and Polzin each finished the day 2-1 with two pins. Jenkins was also 2-1 with one pin. Polzin was recognized at the end of the tournament for having the fastest fall (13 seconds) on the day. That came in his match for third place. Fourth-place finishers for the Panthers were Dalton Kosek (145) and Martin Lezama (182). Each went 1-2 on the day with the wins being by fall. Chris Lemke, (285) finished fifth after going 1-2. The highlight of the day for Lemke was winning his first competitive varsity match. This was in the match for fifth place. Lemke had lost by pin to this same wrestler earlier in the day.
Section 5(AA) Tourney 07....1st Round
27....at St.Peter............L,69-48 29....at Jordan .............L,69-35
04....at Belle Plaine .....L,58-54 06....Marshall...............L,68-38 11 ....New Prague.........L,59-45 14....at Annandale .......L,55-42 20....Mayer Lutheran ..W,46-37 28....vs. Luverne.........W,39-26
GSL girls’ team tops Luverne, New Ulm
By Lee Ostrom Sports Editor After starting the season with six straight losses, the GlencoeSilver Lake girls’ basketball team now operates with a three-game winning streak. The Panthers got to 2-6 by downing Luverne, 39-26, Dec. 28 in Marshall; then won again, 51-29, last Saturday at New Ulm. Defense was a key factor in each victory. GSL limited Luverne to only eight second-half points. Eight days later, GSL outscored New Ulm 30-6 in the first half of the teams’ Jan. 5 clash. As a result, the Panthers took a 3-6 mark into last night’s Wright County Conference home date with Dassel-Cokato. GSL is at Mound-Westonka on Friday, home against NYA Central (6 p.m. tip) Saturday, and at New London-Spicer on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Decorated forwards Clarissa Ober and Stephanie Klockmann led Panther scorers and rebounders in GSL’s most recent games. Against Luverne, Ober tallied 16 points and grabbed 16 boards, while Klockmann, a junior, added 13 points and 11 rebounds. At New Ulm, Klockmann topped all scorers with 18 points. She also took down six boards. Ober added eight points and 11 rebounds. A 6-1 senior, Ober also blocked five shots and got credit for seven steals in the two games. Against Luverne, GSL had an 11-to-11 ratio of assists and turnovers. Klockmann and guard Maddie Monahan were charted for three assists apiece. At New Ulm, Monahan added six points, six boards, six steals and four assists, while Samantha Lange also tallied six points. In all, no fewer than 10 Panthers tallied at least two points against the Eagles.
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Panthers 51 New Ulm 29
GSL ................ 30-21 — 51 New Ulm ........ 06-23 — 29 PANTHERS — Clarissa Ober 8; Steph Klockmann 18; Maddie Monahan 6; Madison Kalenberg 2; Taylor Breidenbach 3; Samantha Lange 6; Kelly Beneke 2; Brooke Kaczmarek 2; Erin Nowak 2. EAGLES — H. Ahlness 3; M. Shaul 1; K. McDonald 2; E. Schneider 7; T. Bolduan 3; A. Grejtak 4; K. Anderson 3; E. Rummel 4.
05....at New Ulm.........W,51-29 08....Dassel-Cokato.....L,60-47 11 ....at Mound-Wtka. ........7:45 12....NYA Central ..............6:00 15....at N.London-Spicer...7:30 18....at Orono....................7:30 22....Litchfield ...................7:30 25....Hutchinson................7:30 29....Annandale ................7:30
01....at HF Catholic...........7:30 05....Spectrum ..................7:30 07....at Dassel-Cokato ......7:30 09....Mound-Wtka. ............6:00 12....N.London-Sp. ...........7:30 15....Waconia....................7:30 19....at Litchfield ...............7:30 22....at Delano ..................7:30 Section 2(AAA) Tourney 26....1st Round
Panthers 39 Luverne 26
GSL ................ 19-20 — 39 Luverne.......... 18-08 — 26 PANTHERS — Clarissa Ober 16; Steph Klockmann 13; Maddie Monahan 2; Madison Kalenberg 2; Alex Stensvad 2; Taylor Breidenbach 2; Samantha Lange 2. CARDINALS — K.Wohnoutka 11; T. Sudenga 9; M.
Section 2(AAA) Tourney 02....2nd Round
GSL boys fall 66-55 at home
By Rich Glennie Editor lagued by foul trouble, missed scoring opportunities, turnovers and poor free throw shooting, the Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers dropped a 66-55 non-conference decision to the visiting Jordan Hubmen Saturday afternoon. Ethan Masss and Travis Rothstein, the Panthers starting guards, were both in foul trouble midway into the first half. In a foul-plagued game, Jordan was having the same trouble. It was a matter of whose depth would prevail, or whose star would stay in the game. It also boiled down to who could make free throws. Jordan won on all counts. In the end, it was Jordan’s Brian Hartman who propelled the Hubmen to victory. Maass, who sat out a large portion of the first half and picked up his fourth foul early in the second, re-entered the game and pulled GSL within 51-50 with a basket with 4:04 left to play. But Hartman and the Hubmen came right back. The junior guard hit a three-point shot at the top of the circle to give Jordan a 54-50 edge. Later, Hartman drove the lane for a basket and two free throws in a span of 29 seconds that sealed Jordan’s victory. The physical game was closely called. Both teams were in the bonus early in each half. Jordan simply made more
01....at Becker Inv. ................... 08....at Northfield Inv................ 13....at WM triangular .............. 15....at St. Peter....................... 21....Orono...............................
free throws down the stretch. *** — GSL made 23 of the 77 shots it attempted from the field, an icy 29 percent. The Panthers were 3 of 14 (21 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc. Greg Ober, a senior guard, was 6-for-11 and senior forward Trenton Draeger 4-for-6. But Maass was 5-for-13, Reed Dunbar 4-for-18 and Keaton Anderson 2-for-13. — At the free-throw line, GSL went 6 of 16 (37.5 percent). Ober was 4-for-6 and Brandon Ebert was 2-for-2. Collectively, everyone else was 0-for-8. Jordan made 16 free throws and missed 16 free throws. Rebounds went 41-37 in Jordan’s favor. Anderson led GSL rebounders with 11 boards. Dunbar pulled down seven. He also got credit for four assists and a couple of steals. Ober finished with a Panther-high 16 points, to go with three steals, two assists and four boards.
08....at Litchfield ...............6:00 11 ....Dassel-Cokato ..........6:00 18....Waconia....................6:00 19....GSL Invite................noon 24....Delano ......................6:00 26....at Northfield Inv.......10:30
01....Mound-Wtka. ............6:00 06....at NL-Spicer..............6:00 Section 2(A) Meet 15....at Watertown.............TBA
01....GSL-Don Hall Inv. .......4th 08 ...at Andover Inv. ...........2nd 13....at Litch: vs.DC....W,42-30 ........vs. Litchfield .......W,53-14 15....at Richfield Inv. ....2nd,2-1 20....at Hutch: vs.NLS ...L,66-9 ........vs.Ann/ML .............L,60-8
03....GSL: Waconia ....W,42-30 ........vs.Hutchinson......L,52-23 05....at Ogilvie Inv ...............1st 08....at WM .................L,36-28 ........vs.LeS-Hend. ....W,60-12 10....GSL 2D (with Delano, Orono)...............................6:00 12....at Zimmerman Inv.. ...9:00 19....at LCWM Invite .......10:00 22....St.Peter (at LP).........6:00 24....GSL 2D (with MoundWtka., Hutch) ....................6:00 25....at N.Prague 2D.........5:00 31....at HLWW...................6:30
Jordan 66 Panthers 55
Jordan......... 30-36 — 66 GSL............. 33-22 — 55 HUBMEN — Brian Hartman 29, Jake Andersen 14, Daniel Gutzmer 9, Nate Beckman 8, Nick Heitkamp 5, Jack Gray 1. PANTHERS — Greg Ober 16, Ethan Maass 11, Reed Dunbar 8, Trenton Draeger 8, Keaton Anderson 5, Teddy Petersen 2, Travis Rothstein 2, Brandon Ebert 2.
01....WCC. at Delano........3:30 08....at MW Invite..............5:00 09....at DC Invite.............10:00 Section 2(AA) Tourney 14....Teams, 1st rounds ....TBA 22-23..Indys, at Waconia ..TBA Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
Glencoe-Silver Lake senior forward Trenton Draeger wheels to the basket against Jordan. Draeger finished with eight
points and five rebounds. But the Panthers lost at home for the first time this winter.
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Obituaries Donna Hartmann, 77, of Hutchinson
Funeral services for Donna Lu Hartmann, 77, of Hutchinson, were held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. The Rev. Cindy Mueller officiated. M r s . Hartmann died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake. Donna Lu The or- Hartmann ganist was Jacquelyn Frerichs, and congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “In the Garden.” Pallbearers were Jason Pawlicki, Chad Eggert, Brian Plath, Jason Kaczmarek, Jeff Pokorny and Jeremiah Clark. Interment was in Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield. Donna Lu Dascher was born March 5, 1935, in Hutchinson, to John and Margaret (Trutna) Dascher. She was baptized as an infant on June 21, 1936, and confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hutchinson. She received her education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School class of 1953. She was salutatorian of her class and played clarinet in the Hutchinson High School Band. On Sept. 5, 1953, Donna Dascher was united in marriage to Gordon Hartmann at their cabin on Lake Washington in Meeker County. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Shelly and Susan. The Hartmanns resided in Hutchinson and shared 59 years of marriage. After high school, Mrs. Hartmann was employed at 3M Company in Hutchinson and also worked on a farm in the Hutchinson area. After 3M, she was employed at the Hutchinson Leader office and later at Crow River Press, which was part of the Hutchinson Leader, for 27 years as a bookkeeper. She also had her own income tax service for many years. Mrs. Hartmann was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hutchinson. She also was a member of Road Runners, Extension Group and the Bag Lady Travelers (BLTs). Mrs. Hartmann enjoyed gardening and always had huge flower and vegetable gardens. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, painting and crafts. She cherished spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends. When she developed major health problems, Mrs. Hartmann became a resident of Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson in September 2009. On Dec. 31, 2009, she moved to Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake. Survivors include her husband, Gordon Hartmann of Hutchinson; daughters, Shelly (Steve) Eggert and Susan (Daniel) Clark, both of rural Hutchinson; grandchildren, Brandi (Jason) Pawlicki, Chad (Loriley) Eggert, Amber (Brian) Plath, Jackie (Jeff) Craft, Sara (Jason) Kaczmarek, Lisa (Jeff) WilliamsPokorny and Jeremiah (Lauren) Clark; great-grandchildren, Chyanne Pawlicki, Kayson Pawlicki, Lily Eggert, Gavin Eggert, Bianca Plath, Keira Plath, Kaela Schober, Karie Schober, Carter, Alyssa and Preston Kaczmarek, Courtney, Ella and Jayden Pokorny, and Estelle Clark; sisters-in-law, Sharon Dascher of Mound, Lenore Hartmann of Roseville; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Margaret Dascher; brother, Lee Dascher; parents-in-law, George and Nellie Hartmann; brother-in-law, Les Hartmann; and nephew, Steven Hartmann. Arrangements were by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com. Click on obituaries/guest book.
Jan. 14-18 Silver Lake Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Swiss steak, baked potato, corn, bread with margarine, pineapple, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry garnish, bread with margarine, apple cake, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Meat loaf with catsup, whole parslied potatoes, country-blend vegetables, bread with margarine, mandarin oranges, low-fat milk. Thursday — Pork steak, rice, applesauce, carrots, dinner roll with margarine, lemon angel food cake, low-fat milk. Friday — Minestrone soup, meat salad on a bun, peaches, crackers with margarine, cookie, low-fat milk. GSL Schools Elementary/Jr. High/Sr. High Breakfast Monday — Breakfast pizza or Kix Berry cereal and yogurt, apple juice cup, low-fat milk (breakfast burrito at junior high and high school). Tuesday — Pancake on a stick or Cheerios and apple-cinnamon muffin, diced peaches, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Egg and cheese omelet or reduced-sugar Coco Puffs cereal and string cheese, apple wedges, low-fat milk. (Breakfast pizza at junior high and senior high.) Thursday — Breakfast pizza or reduced-sugar Fruit Loops cereal and blueberry muffin, orange juice cup, low-fat milk (egg and cheese omelet at junior high and high school). Friday — Pancakes with syrup or reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and yogurt, diced pears, low-fat milk. (French toast sticks with syrup at junior high and high school). Helen Baker/Lakeside Lunch Monday — Chicken nuggets, fun lunch, mashed potatoes, jicama slices with dressing, apple wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Italian meat sauce over whole-grain rotini pasta, bread stick, deli combo sub, seasoned green beans, caesar romaine salad with dressing, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Cheeseburger on a whole-wheat bun, ham and cheese on a whole-grain bun, oven-baked beans, confetti coleslaw, kiwi wedge, chilled peaches. Thursday — Chicken-andcheese quesadilla, fiesta rice, turkey and cheese on whole-grain bread, seasoned carrots, broccoli florets with dressing, orange wedges, chilled pears. Friday — Tony’s cheese pizza, tuna salad on whole-grain bread, seasoned corn, baby carrots with dressing, apple wedges High School Lunch Monday — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner roll, seasoned carrots, sweet-corn salad, celery sticks with dressing, orange wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Mexican bar with chicken tacos or beefy or chicken taco salad, brown rice, refried beans, kidney bean salad, baby carrots with dressing, petite banana, cinnamon apple slices. Wednesday — Pancakes with syrup, potato o’browns, scrambled eggs, jicama fruit salad, cucumbers with dressing, sliced strawberries, chilled peaches. Thursday — Oven-baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned carrots, apple crisp, confetti coleslaw, red pepper strips with dressing, cranberry sauce, chilled pears. Friday — Pasta bar with chicken alfredo or marinara sauce, meatballs, steamed broccoli, caesar romaine salad, baby carrots with dressing, apple wedges, chilled mixed fruit.
Girl dies in sledding accident
DASSEL TOWNSHIP — The Dassel-Cokato Enterprise Dispatch reported that a 10year-old North Carolina girl, visiting her grandparents, died as a result of a sledding accident Dec. 27. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office reported that the girl was sledding with other children in the back yard when she hit a stump and was ejected from the sled. She was transported to Meeker County Hospital in Litchfield, where she died of her injuries.
Felix Leo Juncewski, 86, of Winsted
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Felix Juncewski, 86, of Winsted, will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 10), at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. The Rev. Paul Schumacher and the Rev. Eugene Brown will be the c o n c e l e - Felix Juncewski brants. Mr. Juncewski died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Hutchinson Health Care. The reader for the Mass will be Daryl Kiefer. Gift bearers will be Lauri Shamla and Darlene Kiefer. Pallbearers will be Kenny Wraspir, Alan Juncewski, Mike Cacka, Paul Pokornowski, Joey Wraspir and Blake Ogle. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Mr. Juncewski was born was born on March 8, 1926, in Silver Lake to Steven and Irene (Bugner) Juncewski. He was confirmed at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. On Oct. 21, 1947, Mr. Juncewski and Sophie M. Fiecke were joined in holy marriage. God blessed their marriage with three sons. They lived and farmed in rural Silver Lake. He also had a trucking business and a sod business. They moved and semi retired in their new home in Winsted in 1990. From there, he continued to drive truck and worked with his boys. He was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Survivors include his loving wife, Sophie M. Juncewski; sons, Kenneth Juncewski of Silver Lake, Leonard “Lenny” (Linda) Juncewski of Winsted and David Juncewski of Silver Lake; 11 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, Steven and Irene Juncewski; stepmother, Stella Juncewski; sister and brotherin-law, Clifford and Lucinda Pilarski; daughters-in-law, Bernadine Juncewski and Sandra Juncewski; twin grandsons, the Shamla babies; and a nephew, Leonard Pilarski. The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.
Fire destroys rural home
SIBLEY COUNTY — The Arlington Enterprise reported that a house owned by Mark Neils was destroyed by fire on Sunday, Dec. 30, in Faxon Township, Sibley County. The house was fully engulfed in flames when fire departments from Green Isle, Hamburg, Gaylord, Henderson and Belle Plaine arrived. Neils escaped with minor injuries, and the cause of the fire was not released.
STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF MCLEOD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a meeting of the McLeod County Board of Adjustments will be held on Thursday, the 24th day of January 2013 at 9:30 A.M. in the County Board Room on the lower level of the Courthouse at 830 11th Street East in Glencoe, Minnesota. THE PURPOSE OF THE SAID MEETING is to consider the following application located in the County of McLeod and filed with the County Zoning Asst. Adm. All requests are subject to modification during the hearing process. A Variance Application by Dallas Yurek requesting the following: 1.) Reduce required setback from 130’ to 60’ from Swan Lake Rd (CR 79) to construct an attached garage addition on to the dwelling; 2.) Reduce required setback from 100’ to 53’ from Killdeer Ave. to construct an attached garage addition on to the dwelling; 3.) Reduce required setback from 10’ to 8’ from rear yard property line and to reduce required side yard setback from 10’ to 6’ to construct an addition on to a rear yard accessory bldg.; 4.) Reduce required setback from 125’ to 70’ from the right of way of Swan Lake Road to construct an access driveway for the attached garage addition. THE PREMISE UPON WHICH said request is located is described as follows: .94 AC of Lot 2, Sec 30, Twp 117-028 (Hale.) THESE HEARINGS will be held by the McLeod County Board of Adjustment at which time you may appear in opposition to or support of the proposed application. Marc Telecky, McLeod Co. Asst. Zoning Adm. (Published in The Silver Lake Leader January 10, 2013)
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School Board Proceedings ISD #2859 Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota December 10, 2012 The School Board of Independent School District #2859 met in regular session on December 10 at 7:03 p.m. in the Lincoln Meeting Room (Room 124). Board Chair Christianson called the meeting to order. Members present: Lindeman, Alsleben, Kuester, Schreifels, Christianson, and Twiss. In addition, Superintendent Sonju; Business Manager Sander; Principal Butler; Auditor Kim Hillberg; teachers Teri Windschitl and Teresa Kuester; Student Government/Student Activities representatives Emily Popelka, Kelly Beneke (also Girls’ Basketball Team representative), and Chantelle Wolf; Girls’ Basketball Coach Cullen Ober and Team representative Clarissa Ober; Donna VonBerge; Mike and Crystal Dahlke; Technology Staff Morris; and Superintendent’s Secretary Peterson were in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Announcements, Acknowledgements, and Reports: Announced the next regular School Board meeting will be on January 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Meeting Room (Room 124) and it will be the annual organizational meeting of the School Board; Outgoing Board Member Schreifels was acknowledged by Superintendent Sonju with the presentation of an engraved brass bell; Board Chair Christianson thanked Director Schreifels for his service; Auditor Hillberg from CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, provided an overview of the audit summary and financial statements for the school district for the 2011-2012 school year; Ms. Windschitl, GSL High School Spanish Teacher, gave a presentation on the proposed 2014 trip abroad to Peru; Business Manager Sander reported to the School Board; Principal Butler reported to the Board; Superintendent Sonju gave Principal Sparby’s report to the Board; Student Government/Student Activities representatives Wolf, Popelka, and Beneke reported to the Board; Superintendent Sonju reported to the Board; and Committee reports were given by Director Twiss and by Director Alsleben. No action taken. 1. Public Input: Girls’ Basketball Coach Ober and Team members Ober and Beneke provided information about a cancer fundraiser to be held during the January 12th Girls’ Basketball home game against Norwood Young America. 2. Alsleben/Kuester to approve the agenda (6-0). 3. Twiss/Alsleben to approve the consent agenda: November bills; regular Board meeting minutes of November 13, 2012; the hiring of Tricia Schilling as 9-hour-a-week Paraprofessional in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program at GSL Lakeside Elementary School; the resignations of Deb Rudy as 6.75hour-a-day Paraprofessional in the Special Education Program at GSL High School, effective December 3, 2012; Brea Wiblemo as Head Cheerleading Coach; and Lisa Eischens as Junior High Gymnastics Coach; the extracurricular assignments of Rebecca Haddad as 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach; David Prehn as 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach; Carrie Chap as Co-Head Cheerleading Coach; Mona Ewald as Co-Head Cheerleading Coach; and Jeff Delwiche as Junior High Wrestling; and approval to designate the January 12th home Girls’ Basketball game against Norwood Young America a “Cancer Game” in order to hold a cancer fundraiser (6-0). 4. The school district held its annual Truth in Taxation Hearing at 6:01 p.m. Information was presented at the Truth in Taxation Hearing about the levy by Business Manager Sander. Schreifels/Lindeman to set the final 2012 levy payable 2013 at $2,323.663.11, or a decrease of 3.765 percent (6-0). 5. Kuester/Twiss to to accept the audit summary and financial statements for the 2011-2012 school year as prepared by CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (6-0). 6. Alsleben/Lindeman to approve the Review and Comment document for the proposed ECFE/ ECSE/SR addition project that is being submitted to the Commissioner of Education (60). 7. Twiss/Kuester to bring back Policies 104 School District Mission Statement, 202 School Board Officers, and 206 Public Participation in School Board Meetings/Complaints about Persons at School Board Meetings and Data Privacy Considerations for adoption at the next School Board meeting (6-0). 8. Lindeman/Schreifels to approve the Crisis Plan as revised for the 20122013 school year (6-0). 9. Alsleben/Twiss to approve the contract with Business Manager Sander from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016 (6-0). 10. Kuester/Twiss to accept the donations from the following groups and/or individuals with appreciation: Silver Lake Lions Club, GFWC of Silver Lake, New Auburn VFW Post #7266, PRI Robotics, Inc., Silver Lake Knights of Columbus, Glencoe Lions Club, Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary #141, and New Auburn VFW Post #7266 (6-0). 11. Director Schreifels expressed his thanks to the people he has worked with during his time on the School Board. 12. Schreifels/Alsleben to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. (6-0). Complete minutes and all documents relating to this meeting are on file and available for review at the Superintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th Street, Glencoe. Glencoe-Silver Lake School District #2859 By: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk These minutes are unofficial until approved by School Board action. (Published in The Silver Lake Leader January 10, 2013)
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GSL Knowledge Bowl teams in top 4
On Saturday, Jan. 5, Glencoe-Silver Lake Knowledge Bowlers competed at Lac qui Parle Valley High School in western Minnesota, and placed in the top four at the meet. “It had been a month since the last meet for the junior varsity and varsity, and they were ready,” said GSL coach Vicky Harris. “Lac qui Parle Valley had decided to add some unusual ‘nerdy’ questions about science fiction series like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Doctor Who,’ TV shows like ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and video games. This, and an invitation to wear costumes, made the meet interesting,” Harris added. There were 13 teams in the varsity division from nine schools. The two GSL teams placed in the top four. Willmar and Hutchinson started in first and second places with written scores of 49 and 45 and competed for the whole meet in Room 1. Willmar won the meet with 104 points. GSL’s teams began the meet in Room 2 with slightly lower written scores (44 for GSL 1, 40 for GSL 2). After round 1, GSL 1 moved up to Room 1. It competed in Room 1 for the next two rounds, while GSL 2 stayed in Room 2. However, the scores of the top four teams remained similar, and for round four the two GSL teams traded places. GSL 2 finished in second with 100.5 points, while Hutchinson and GSL 1 ended tied for third with 100 points, “so these three teams were extremely close,” Harris said. The members of the second place GSL 2 were Lindsey Becker, Patrick Fehrenbach, and Jacob Wawrzyniak. Third place GSL 1 members were Joe Fehrenbach, Mark Broderius and Chandler Swift. The junior varsity division included 13 teams from 10 schools. GSL’s team began in Room 3 with a written score of 31, but steadily moved up during the meet. For rounds two and three, it was in Room 2, where it won each round, then went to Room 1 for the final round. Harris said the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (ACGC) team in Room 1 was quite dominant for the whole meet and ended with 96 points. GSL finished second with 79 points, while Benson teams finished in third and fourth places with 74.5 and 74 points. The GSL team included Cedric Winter, Kyle Beck, Brent Duenow and Oakley Clark. The junior high division was quite large, with 25 teams from 14 schools. The meet was won by Hutchinson with 129 points. Willmar ended in second with 112.5, and GSL 1 finished third with 110.5 points. GSL 1 had never competed in Room 1, but stayed in Room 2 for most of the meet, “doing quite well there,” Harris said. This team included Kaitlyn Arthur, Mitch Beneke, Maddie Kuehn, Jake Vasek, Alexis Sanchez and Theresa Siers. GSL 2 began in Room 2, dropped to Room 3, then moved up to Room 2 and finally Room 1. But in the final round the team earned the fewest points. It finished in seventh with 104.0 points. Harris said the fourththrough seventh-place teams were within one and a half points of each other. The team members of GSL 2 were Jenna Lokensgard. Lindsay Wedin, Jake Fehrenbach, Robin Swift, Katie Twiss and Jack Gepson. GSL 3 competed in Room 3 for two rounds, then dropped to Room 5 and finished the meet in 18th with 81 points. This team included Connor Heuer, Cora Kuras, Marisa Luchsinger, Maggie Petersen, Rachel Reichow and Dini Schweikert. Several GSL Knowledge Bowlers won prizes for unusual costumes. Robin Swift won gold for being dressed as a pencil. Knowledge Bowl will continue its busy schedule with a meet in Willmar on Saturday, Jan. 12, and another at Dawson-Boyd on Saturday, Jan. 19. In addition, the junior high teams will be competing at Marshall on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in a Region 6 and 8 meet.
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This week’s forecast will be quite difficult as a warm, then active, weather pattern sets up over the upper Midwest. Warning: forecast confidence is low as computer models are having a very tough time deciding what is actually going to happen. We’ll start the week out very warm, producing a not-toooften-seen January thaw. Highs should make it well into the 30s, with some areas of southern Minnesota pushing perhaps to 40. This is all ahead of what basically amounts to a double-barreled storm system sliding its way into the area late week. The first impulse will come Thursday into early Friday. Right now, computers are keeping most of the precipitation in the form of rain as things will be too warm in all layers of the atmosphere to get snow. As the precipitation moves on, there could be a mess, however, with rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow not out of the question. The second, and possibly more powerful storm for us, should enter the area by very late Friday into Saturday. There will be enough cold air with this one to make everything snow, but it’s hard to pinpoint almost a week out who the bullseye will be on. My advice about the end of this forecast … stay tuned to more up-to-date forecasts, especially if you have weekend plans! Behind the storms, COLD air will move back in so get out and enjoy the warmth while it is here. There is a very cold pool of air building in northern Canada and a piece is wiggling its way free, so we could be in for some of the coldest air of the season by late next week if things pan out. Have a great week! Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend Wednesday night — Lows 18-24, clear. Thursday — Highs 32-38; lows 26-32; rain, then freezing rain/snow/sleet. Friday — Highs 29-36; lows 12-18; early mix/clouds, snow late. Saturday — Highs 16-24; lows 0-8, snow. Sunday — Highs 12-18; mostly clear. Weather Quiz: What were the top five weather stories for 2012 in Minnesota? Answer to last week’s question: It was a year of ups and downs. We started out near normal and then went very warm and wet early. We proceeded to end the year warm, but the rain faucet turned off, and we are currently in the middle of a moderate to severe drought. In the end, the Twin Cities tied for the warmest year on record, with St. Cloud coming in with its second warmest year ever. Can’t wait to see what this year brings! Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Girl born to Glencoe family
Jeannette Arroyo and Jorge Manuel Noyola of Glencoe, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kiana Monique Noyola, on Dec. 17, 2012. Kiana weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Norma Arroyo and Fernando Arroyo of Eagle Pass, Texas, and Barbara Noyola-Salas and Jorge Noyola-Garcia of Lester Prairie.
GSL junior high Knowledge Bowl teams all advance
On Friday, Jan. 4, three Glencoe-Silver Lake Knowledge Bowl teams traveled to Marshall to compete in the 45team Region 6 meet for students up to ninth grade. The three GSL teams finished fourth, 10th and 16th, and all three teams will move on to the next competition on Wednesday, Jan 9, according to GSL coach Vicky Harris. The meet was won by Ortonville’s first team, with a score of 122, while Willmar’s second team earned second place with 109 points. Canby 1 finished third with 107.5. “GSL 1 was tied with Canby until the strength-ofschedule points were added, but GSL finished fourth with 106.5 because Canby had been in higher rooms more often,” Harris said. GSL 1 team members were Mitch Beneke, Maddie Kuehn, Jenna Lokensgard, Lindsay Wedin and Robin Swift. GSL 3 finished in 10th with 90 points. The team members were Jake Fehrenbach, Maggie Petersen, Rachel Reichow and Theresa Siers. GSL 2 came in 16th with 84.5 points. That team included Connor Heuer, Marisa Luchsinger, Dini Schweikert, Jake Vasek, and Jack Gepson. Other McLeod County teams which will move on to the Region 6 and 8 meet on Wednesday include: Hutchinson (seventh with 96.5 points and 15th with 85 points), Lester Prairie (eighth with 95.5 points), New Century Academy (21st with 79 points), and Winsted Holy Trinity (24th with 78 points).
Hutch couple welcomes girl
Nathaniel Harris and Sara Miller of Hutchinson are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Marae Harris, on Jan. 2, 2013. Hailey weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches in length. Grandparents are Vicky Miller of Aitkin and Ronny Miller of Locust Grove, Ga.
Dettmans welcome daughter
Daniel and Ann Dettman of Hutchinson are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jordyn Marie, on Dec. 20, 2012. Jordyn weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 193⁄4 inches long. Grandparents are Tony and Vonnie Schmit of Wyndmere, N.D., and the late Kevin Dettman and the late Deb Dettman.
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Son born to Glencoe couple
Vanessa George and Dan Kohout of Glencoe are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cole David Kohout, on Dec. 20, 2012. Cole weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long. He is welcomed home by sister Nevaeh. Grandparents are Dave and Deb Kohout of Glencoe and Roxanne George of Buffalo.
Man guilty of stealing corn
WINTHROP — The Gaylord Hub reported that Kyle Grams, 35, of Winthrop, pleaded guilty in Sibley County District Court to unlawfully taking corn from his employer, selling it at United Grain Systems in Winthrop, and keeping the money. The thefts were valued at over $13,000 and occurred between March and July.
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Daughter born to local couple
Chantel Deserae Ross and Jonathan Christopher Robb are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Maia Deserae Robb, on Jan. 5, 2013. Maia weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 inches in length. She is welcomed home by big sister Hailey Marie. Grandparents are Robin Abrams of Glencoe and Judy Robb and Lisa Robb, both of Cleveland.
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ECFE family bowling night set for Jan. 19
Calling all family bowlers! It’s time to register for Cosmic Bowling Family Night. ECFE is planning a trip to Lano Lanes on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 5:45 p.m. Dance music and “starlight” will make this a bowling night to remember! Bumpers in the gutters will help make your child successful in hitting the pins. If you or your child(ren) haven’t bowled, this is a great opportunity to give it a try with other novices; most kids just roll the ball between their legs. Families will bowl for up to two hours. For registration information, call ECFE at 320-864-2681. All families must be registered to attend.
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