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Vol. 112 No. 15 • Thursday, March 28, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Grove Avenue bids on quarterly Council agenda
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer Bids for the Grove Avenue reconstruction project are set to be opened during the quarterly meeting of the Silver Lake City Council on April 1. The City Council heard an update about the project at its regular meeting March 18. “Bids have been advertised, and will be opened by engineers at the county facility in Hutch on March 28,” City Clerk Kerry Venier said. The engineers “make sure bids are correct,” Vennier said, regarding specifications, etc., before the McLeod County Board and the Council look at them. “We then will work on the financial aspect of the project and set our final assessment hearing,” Venier said. Mayor Bruce Bebo asked if the assessment hearing can be “final” if the project is not even started. “What if something comes up and we have to charge more than we assessed?” “We can get real close,” Venier replied. Venier also updated the City Council about some work regarding the project that has already started. “Xcel Energy will be out this week to start trimming trees for the project,” Venier said. Bebo also discussed planting some trees from the “tree grant” in place of ones being cut down and trimmed. There are 50 trees remaining from the tree grant to be planted this spring. “We will utilize the tree grant with this project to replace some of those Xcel will trim,” Venier said. In other matters, the City Council: • Approved workers’ compensation insurance premiums at $21,640, under the budgeted $22,440. • Reviewed the January, February and year-to-date reports for the Municipal Liquor Store (MLS). The January report showed a net profit of 21.08 percent, down from 29.77 percent in 2012. January operating expenses totaled $10,158.68 and operating revenues totaled $17,961.82. Venier said the change in the net profit year-to-year is due to the billing cycle. The February report showed a net profit of 16.24 percent, an increase from 11.31 percent in 2012. Total operating expenses for February were $16,382.96 and operating revenues were $23,040.96. The year-to-date report showed a net profit of 18.09 percent, down 2 percent from the 2012 year-to-date report. • Approved retaining Jessica Trebbensee as a part-time bartender with a step increase. • Discussed filling the MLS manager position. “Being our manager is retiring in June, I think we should start figuring it out now what exactly we’re going to do. Let’s not wait until May,” Bebo said. The Council tabled the item for an April meeting. • Approved the purchase of turnout gear, helmets and boots for the Silver Lake Fire Department. “The life expectancy, which is 10 years, of turnout gear has been reached. It was decided to change out one-third of the coats, bunker pants and boots, but we will change out all of the helmets,” Fire Chief Dale Kosek said. At a cost of $23,145, the Council approved the purchase using monies from the fire department’s fund-raising activities. • Approved replacing the tires on tanker truck 932 for the Silver Lake Fire Department. • Heard an update from Police Chief Forrest Henriksen regarding public safety. Henriksen said the police depart-
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Prominent banker, community supporter Douglas Jilek dies
By Ivan Raconteur Editor Herald Journal Douglas Loren Jilek, 52, of Lester Prairie, died suddenly Friday, March 15. Jilek was a respected businessman. He was the president of First Community Bank, with locations in Lester Prairie and Silver Lake, and an outstanding supporter of his local community and Lester Prairie School, of which he was an alumnus, a graduate of the class of 1978. He had served on the local business association and as treasurer and director of the Lester Prairie Foundation for Education. He was an active member of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota and the Bank Holding Company Association, serving on the board of directors for both organizations. An extremely active community member, Jilek promoted and supported many local community improvement projects. Jilek was committed to the community he served, and that was reflected in his business philosophy. “Our motto is 100 percent interest in every customer. That means we give you our undivided interest. You are not Jilek took over as vice-president of that bank in 1995. On Jan. 1, 2001, Jilek took over as president of the Lester Prairie and Silver Lake banks. Jilek also worked outside the bank to promote the community banking industry. He served on the board of directors of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota. In 2007, he was appointed to a three-year term on the board of the Bank Holding Company Association (BHCA). The BHCA is a nonprofit trade association that serves the educational needs of bank holding companies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and the upper peninsula of Michigan. Jilek was elected chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM) during the association’s annual convention in August 2009. He described his new post as “an exciting challenge,” and said he felt fortunate to have the chance to serve as chairman. “It is an honor that my peers wanted me to serve,” Jilek said in a 2009 interview. Douglas Jilek’s full obituary appeared in last week’s Silver Lake Leader.
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Douglas Jilek just an account number to us,” Jilek said in a 2008 interview on the occasion of the bank’s 95th anniversary. Three generations of the Jilek family have worked at the bank over the past four decades. Jilek worked to promote Lester Prairie’s downtown to keep it a place where people would want to shop and do business. Jilek had more than 30 years of banking experience, and joined the board of First Community Bank in 1985. The bank acquired the Silver Lake bank in 1992, and
Preschool at Faith Presbyterian Church is up and running, and looking for students for the 2013-14 school year. Above, teacher Sue Nord helps Ashlyn Imdieke plant grass seeds and to the right, Imdieke supervises Jameson Bublotz as he waters the newly planted grass. The current preschool class consists of four students and meets twice a week for projects, “Jesus Time,” snacks, and lessons.
Preschool growing at Faith Presbyterian
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer reschool is “growing” at Faith Presbyterian in Silver Lake! In January this year, the church hired Sue Nord as the preschool teacher and is currently taking applications for the 2013-14 school year. Nord, a teacher’s aide at First Lutheran School in Glencoe, travels to Silver Lake twice a week to teach the four registered students Monday and Tuesday afternoons. “I love it. I love my job and teaching these kids. You can have the worst morning, and feel grumpy and crabby, but as soon as you walk into the classroom and those kids come running to you for a hug, you forget about everything and just smile,” Nord said. Nord said the preschool is set up to get students ready for kindergarten and to en-
Another resource for veterans: Carrigan joins county VSO
By Lori Copler Staff Writer n recent years, the United States has had a whole new flock of veterans returning to its shores after decades of its military presence in the Mideast. And that has put a strain on the local Veterans Services Office (VSO), with officer Jim Lauer cutting back on his outreach programs in order to focus on individuals, who often have had to wait for weeks for an appointment. But McLeod County recently lifted its no-new-hires policy and brought on a parttime officer to alleviate some of Lauer’s load in the person of Cassandra (Jenneke) Carrigan, a Glencoe native (GSL class of 2004) and a member of the Minnesota National Guard. Lauer was quick to get her started — she went to a seminar in St. Cloud her very first day on the job, where she discovered she was the newest
gage them in “educational, fun activities. “Right now, we are planting grass seeds,” Nord said, as she helped students Ashlyn Imdieke and Jameson Bublotz dump soft, black dirt into gardening boxes. “Our typical day consists of taking attendance, engaging in a little play time, and then we have ‘Jesus time,’ where we read a Bible story and sing ‘Jesus Loves Me,’” Nord said. “Today, we prayed for our friends who were sick,” Nord said, about the other two students, Lexi and Garret, who were home sick. After Jesus time, Nord said the class then completes two or three projects and plays “Alphabet Bingo” and other educational games. Nord said the students are also assigned “jobs” to teach responsibility. “We have someone who charts the weather, is in
charge of the calendar, rings the bell for clean-up time, and helps with snacks. The students rotate between these jobs each day of class,” Nord said. She added that the jobs really teach the children about teamwork and taking care of themselves. “They know to wash their hands before and after snack, wash the table after crafts and after snacks, and help pick up trash,” Nord said. This preschool semester will run until May, and Faith Presbyterian is taking applications for the 2013-14 school year. The church also is working to open daycare services in the building again and just hired Corinne Johnson as director. To register for preschool, contact the church at 320327-2452 and for daycare, contact Johnson at 320-3272990.
veterans service officer in the room, having been employed a mere three hours. She learned about Veterans Administration (VA) health benefits at the seminar. Then it was off to the Twin Cities, where she learned about state benefits for veterans. Lauer is happy to not only have the extra help but, he said, Carrigan brings skills that complement his own. For example, Carrigan will be working to not only keep the veterans services section of the county website up to date, but to help veterans with online applications for benefits. “I’m a computer user, she’s a computer ‘person,’” said Lauer. Carrigan provided computer support for communications/signal while on active duty with the Minnesota National Guard. “I’m trying to bring the office into the 21st century,” Carrigan agreed. “We’ve set
Cassandra Carrigan up a self-help computer station for anyone who doesn’t have a computer at home.” Carrigan can help veterans navigate the online Veterans
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Continued from page 1 ment and the sheriff’s office met with staff at Lakeside Elementary to go over the school’s crisis management plan. “A lockdown was announced and school was checked by administration and law enforcement,” Henriksen said. Henriksen also reported that the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office has decided to install “CodeRED,” a high-speed notification system involving weather warnings. “It sends notifications through cell phones, text messags, e-mail, phone, mobile alert applications and social media,” Henriksen said. He added that there is no additional equipment to install for this program. “The only costs involved would be if the city requested notifications outside of the public safety realm. For things like snow emergencies, street cleanings, community events and whatnot,” Henriksen said. • Reviewed the public works report to find spring preparation is beginning with pond discharge sampling, hydrant flushing and street sweeping when weather permits. • Reviewed bids to replace the gutters on the east and west sides of the auditorium building and on the east side of the public works building. The Council approved installing seamless “Aluminum GenGo Titan 6” commercial gutters” from Gutter Helmet. • Discussed options for gas stations in the city. According to Venier, when’s Kaz’s Main Street location closes at the end of this month, the city will rent two 576-gallon tanks from Glencoe Co-op to fuel city department vehicles.
Skywarn training set April 1
The McLeod County Emergency Management is hosting a Skywarn training Monday, April 1, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Plato Community Center in Plato. Jonathan Yuhas, Channel 5 meteorologist, will be presenting information on storm development and how to recognize severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. He also will discuss the aftermath considerations that communities may face. No RSVP needed.
Lions hold meeting April 4
The Silver Lake Lions will meet Thursday, April 4, at the Silver Lake Legion Club rooms, beginning with a directors’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. and a regular meeting to follow at 7 p.m.
MMDC annual meeting set
The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission will hold its annual public informational meeting for the Area Transportation Partnership’s 2014-17 Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP) on Thursday, April 4, at 10 a.m., at the Kandiyohi County HHS building, 2200 23rd Street NE, Willmar. The meeting will be held in the lowerlevel multi-purpose room.
Seniors Club to meet April 8
The Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club will meet Monday, April 8, at 1 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Pola-Czesky Royalty meets Maple Lake
Last month, the Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Royalty, consisting of Queen Kayla Schermann and Princess Chrissy Helmbrecht (back row) posed for a picture with the newly crowned Maple Lake Ambassadors. The new ambassadors are Samantha Hollencamp, Stephanie Kolb, Lauren Nelson, and Kristi Reid.
SLBA meets Tuesday, April 9
The Silver Lake Business Association will meet Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Lions sausage supper set
The Silver Lake Lions Club is hosting its annual sausage supper Thursday, April 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Silver Lake Auditorium. The menu includes Polish sausage, cheesy hashbrown potatoes, bread, corn, sauerkraut, dessert and milk or coffee. Proceeds will go to the Silver Lake Fire Department.
Lincoln Junior High names 2nd-trimester honor rolls
GSL’s Lincoln Junior High School has released its secondtrimester honor rolls: “A” Honor Roll Seventh grade — Uilleam Armstrong, Jessica Brelje, Kyle Christensen, Zoe Christensen, Joseph Cullen-Lawver, Mackenzie Davis, Ashley Dreier, Peter Gepson, Alexandra Hansch, Allie Harpel, Emmi Jerabek, Connor Kantack, Mariah Koester, Jamie Koski, Rebecca Lieser, Paige Litzau, Blake Ortloff, Austin Pinske, Laura Popelka, Cody Raduenz, Taryn Reichow, Ellie Schmidt, Abigail Schmieg, Nicole Seevers, Carsen Streich and Sierra Trebesch. Eighth grade — Ashley Bandemer, Mitchell Boesche, Deanna Bondhus, Jordan Breidenbach, Cameron Chap, Jacob Fehrenbach, Devin Fleck, Luke Frahm, Shawna Goettl, Erica Hecksel, Amanda Husted, Justin Jimenez, Jordan Kaczmarek, Dalton Kosek, Hannah Kunkel, Cora Kuras, Jayden Lachermeier, Madison Monahan, Maggie Petersen, Kole Polzin, Rachael Popp, Faith Rakow, Rachel Reichow, Matthew Sanchez, Nicholas Schmidt, Sarah Schmieg, Dini Schweikert, Joseph Torgerson, Katherine Twiss, Jacob Vasek and Teanna Vorlicek. “B” Honor Roll Seventh grade — Abisai Anderson Sanchez, Jacob Blahowski, Eduardo Blanco, Gregory Boyum, Ashley Brandt, Cadi Brooks, Aaron Castillo, Grace Draeger, Madeline Dressel, Dallas Durbin, Alyssa Ebert, John Eiden, Tony Fischer, Jaecub Fondurulia, Audrey Forcier, Mickalyn Frahm, Alexander Haflund, Zackary Herout, Karsen Howard, Alex Ide, Madelynn Kjenstad, Colbie Kuras, Nicholas Lange, Spencer Lepel, Militza Medina, Will Mickolichek, McKenna Monahan, Regina Moosbrugger, Kylie Ness, Benjamin Olson, Dylan Richter, Jakob Rusten, Alexis Sanchez, Rylie Schafer, Tyler Siewert, Adam Thalmann, Mackenzie Wendolek and Ethan Wraspir. Eighth grade — Kelli Bailey, Sarah Bandas, Molli Cacka, Marlaina Chelman, Tanner Chmielewski, Benjamin Donnay, Tatum Engelke, Daria Fegley, Brandon Fronk, Hunter Glaeser, Miranda Grack, Connor Heuer, Catherine Holtz, Marissa Kirchoff, Ashley Lawrence, Jacob Litzau, Leah Litzau, Nicole Llovera, Marisa Luchsinger, Isabell Mallak, Grayson Maresh, Brittney Medina, Michael Meyer, Michaela Neyers, Brandi Pikal, Jenaya Posusta, Madison Posusta, Xochitl Ramirez, Macy Rhodes, Mitchell Rolf, Roxanna Sanchez, Austin Schroepfer, Nathan Schuch, Jacob Simons, Hannah Stifter, Hanna Stuedemann, Destiny Talbot-Senn, Eric Villnow, Samantha Voigt, Kyle Wanous and Alexis Wildey.
Citywide garage sales set
The Silver Lake citywide garage sales are set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 25-27. Look to a future Leader for more information.
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Silver Lake KC paper drive to aid summer programs
The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Council No. 1841 will hold a paper drive on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The trailer will be parked on the north side of Holy Family Church in Silver Lake. Items accepted include newspapers, junk mail, magazines, paper bags, and cardboard. Cardboard should be kept separate from papers. No plastic, please. Profits will go to Silver Lake swimming pool operations and Silver Lake Summer Youth Recreation program. For information or help hauling papers, please call Ray Bandas at 320-327-3115.
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Administration applications, she said. And not only is Carrigan a female veteran, but her husband, Darren, also is active in the military. The couple has two children, and reside in rural Brownton. “We’ve all been reading about the unique needs returning women veterans have,” said Lauer, and Carrigan is attuned to that, as well as to the needs of families with active and returning military members. Carrigan joined the Minnesota National Guard while she was still in high school, at the age of 17. She has now attained the rank of staff sergeant, and has nearly 10 years of service in the Guard, with two tours in Iraq behind her. After high school, she earned associate degrees in early childhood education and business management. But when the job opened with veterans services, a somewhat unrelated field, Carrigan jumped at the chance. “My heart is in the military,” Carrigan said. “The opportunity to give back to veterans on the civilian side was just ideal for me.” Carrigan has had some oneon-one time with veterans in her month on the job, but mostly she is learning, she said. “I’m learning a lot; there’s a lot of information to absorb,” Carrigan said. And part of that learning has been finding out how few veterans actually take advantage of the services offered to them. “At least 60 percent of McLeod County veterans don’t seek benefits, or don’t even know about them,” said Carrigan. “If they have any questions, I’m more than willing to help.” But it is that contact with veterans that has been the best part of the job. “It’s just having a happy client,” said Carrigan. “It’s the satisfaction of offering services to people who are truly, truly thankful for them.”
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‘Church giggles’ on Palm Sunday
Have any of you ever gotten the “church giggles?” You know, those laughs you have to stifle when something funny happens in church, or you think of something funny while sitting in church and you have to laugh out loud, but you can’t because, well, you are in church. So you stifle your giggles silently, and end up shaking the whole pew with silent, uncontrollable laughter. Yeah, I get those a lot, and mostly, I can thank my three brothers for that. And, of course, last Sunday, Palm Sunday, illicited some “church giggles,” as I remembered how much my brothers and I enjoy receiving palms. Going to church is one of my favorite things ever, especially as a family. As a family of six, we pretty much fill up an entire pew, and it always seems to be the one in the very front because we fail to get to church on time. Someone’s usually finishing breakfast (Alex) or brushing their teeth at the last minute (Mitch), or changing their clothes (me), or washing the dishes (Mom), while Dad and Nick are sitting in the driveway, honking the horn, and we all climb in the van around 9:55 a.m. to get to the 10 o’clock service. Too many times we’ve quietly opened the side door to the sanctuary and filed down the side aisle at church while the congregation is singing the opening hymn, their eyes following us as we slide into the wooden benches. But, I’ll admit, I kind of love it, because we seem to always end up with the sunniest pew. Just as we sit down and scramble through our hymnals to join in the last verse, the warm sun comes up, shines through the stained glass windows and illuminates not only the cream pages of our maroon hymnals, but our entire pew. Sometimes I think it is God’s way of saying, “Hello
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Schauer family! You finally made it to church!” It really is a beautiful sight, and I relish in feeling happy until I get a bad case of the “church giggles” when my youngest brother distracts me and sings the final “Allelu-” in a deep, low voice, and moves into a quiet, high-pitched “ia!” For someone who has a little beard and towers over me, he’s pretty good at sounding like a little girl. Often, Mom can tell the pew is shaking and shifts her eyes over to us in a glaring gaze that screams, “That’s enough!” Yes, you would think I’m old enough to know better, but sometimes, you just have a giggly morning. And unforutnately, those giggles continue when the pastor is in the middle of his sermon and the organist accidentally drops her hymnal on the keys, making for a loud, deafening hum before she quickly removes it from the organ. My brothers and I glance at each other, and I quickly look away, biting my lip to keep from laughing. Sounds like the organist is having a bad morning, too. You can imagine what it was like having three brothers when it came to Palm Sunday. Our church hands out palms to each of the congregation members, and more than once, I had to bat away a floating palm hovering over my shoulder or tickling my ear. Can you picture the glaring eyes on Mom’s face those Sundays! Well, this last Sunday, Mom and Dad and two of my brothers were in town, so we could all go to church together. And Mom lucked out because we didn’t receive our palms until after the service. Would you believe we filed into church down the side aisle, and sat in the front row? Yep, five minutes late, once again, but just in time to see the parade of children waving their palms down the center aisle. I had to stifle a laugh as I saw some of them tickling the palms against their own faces or through their younger sisters’ hair. Must be a sibling thing. You can bet I still got my palms after church and managed to wave them in my brothers’ faces before Mom noticed and they grabbed the branch away from me. Happy Easter! See you in church!
One of Glencoe-Silver Lake’s Knowledge Bowl teams captured the section title on March 22 and earned a berth in the state Knowledge Bowl set for April 11-12 at Cragun’s near Brainerd. Team members include, from left to right, Patrick
Fehrenbach, Joe Fehrenbach, Mark Broderius, Ethan Bass and Chandler Swift. GSL sent three teams to the regional competition at Canby, and also added sixth-place and 17th-place finishes.
GSL Knowledge Bowl wins section, on to state
The Glencoe-Silver Lake Knowledge Bowlers were starting to feel jinxed. The subregional competition had been postponed earlier because of snow. On Monday, March 18, the regional competition had to be postponed for the same reason. On the snow date, Friday, March 22, however, the weather was sunny and nice, and things went well as GSL captured first place with 114 points and will compete at the state competition on Thursday and Friday, April 11-12. GSL team members are Joe Fehrenbach, Ethan Bass, Mark Broderius, Patrick Fehrenbach and Chandler Swift. GSL had earned the right to send three teams to the regional meet, which was held in Canby. Eighteen other teams were there from Winsted Holy Trinity and Hutchinson on the east end, to Lac qui Parle Valley, Ortonville and Canby in the west. Teams from Willmar, New LondonSpicer, Yellow Medicine East, Central Minnesota Christian, ACGC, Benson, MACCRAY and BOLD rounded out the competition. “GSL’s first team started off with a first-place written score of 49 points, and they never slowed down,” said coach Vicky Harris. While Willmar competed against GSL in every round, the third team in the room never lasted more than two rounds. In oral round one, GSL beat Willmar and YME (18-15-7). Scores in round two were not as high, but GSL won again (GSL 11, Central Minnesota Christian 9, Willmar 8). In round 3, CMC stayed in room one (the only team to do so more than once), but was not as successful (GSL 15, Willmar 13, CMC 4). In the final round, GSL’s second team moved up to third place, and the result for GSL was mixed (GSL 1 had 15, Willmar 11, GSL 2 finished with 5). By the end of the meet GSL 1 had held Willmar to under 100 points, and had captured a solid first-place finish. Final scores for the two top teams were GSL 114 and Willmar 99. Hutchinson’s first team, which spent the whole meet in Room 2, moved up to capture third place with 93 points. GSL’s second team also did better at the regional meet than at subregional. “Competing in third place at one point, GSL 2 gave a remarkable demonstration of GSL’s depth as an entire team. They performed far better overall than any other school’s second team,” Harris said. GSL 2’s written score (41) started it in Room 2, and the team never competed in a lower room. “While they were not always dominant, their scores kept them in Room 2,” Harris said. In oral round one, New London-Spicer won (NLS 16, Hutchinson 11 and GSL 2 had 11). In round two, GSL 2 edged out the other two teams (GSL 10, NLS 9, Hutchinson 9). GSL 2 was dominant in round three (GSL 13, Hutchinson 10, New London-Spicer 8). At this point, GSL 2 was tied with New London-Spicer for third place, but GSL moved to Room 1, while NLS stayed in Room 2. “There were five teams within four points of third place, which always leads to a possibility for an upset,” Harris said. During the fourth round, GSL 2 did poorly against Willmar and GSL 1 in Room 1, while Hutchinson suddenly came awake in Room 2. Hutchinson earned 17 points and earned third place for the meet with a total score of 93. GSL 2, which had far out-performed its own expectations for the entire meet, finished sixth with 84.5 points. GSL 2 consisted of Lindsey Becker, Kyle Beck, Oakley Clark, Brent Duenow and Jacob Wawrzyniak. “One hazard of rescheduling a meet is that there can be other events within GSL which force team members to choose where to be,” Harris said. For GSL 3, the choral solo and small-group competition claimed three members, so Cody Wendorff and Mitch Beneke were a team of two for the regional meet. They started in 20th place, and earned 9, 13, 8, and 8 points in the oral rounds, to finish in 17th with 61 points. “This was fantastic for them with the difficult regional questions,” Harris said. “Three weeks is a long time to wait for the state meet, and spring sports are starting. Our state team includes both golfers and runners, while our support team also includes a cast member of the spring play and more tracksters and golfers,” Harris said. “Spring activity coaches have been wonderful about sharing their team members with Knowledge Bowl, and we appreciate their support. We will continue to work on our weak points between now and then. We just wish the meet came sooner,” Harris said.
We would like to thank each and every one for the cards, Mass offerings, flowers, food, help with the lunch, and for sharing your time with us. Special thanks to our pastors, Father Tony. Thank you for your beautiful and comforting words. To the Silver Lake First Responders and ambulance, and the Hutchinson ambulance for all their help and support. Thank you to the pall bearers, readers, organist, neighbors, soloist Alice Nowak, choir for their beautiful music, and the honor guard. We would also like to thank Abbott and Hutchinson hospitals’ doctors and staff, the Fresenius Care Team also for their care and concern, and Van Karg and the drivers that took Ray to dialysis. We thank all our family for the care and support given Dad. To Vicky and Randy who took over Dad’s care for the last six months to the nurses P.T. and the home health aides from ConnectCare. Everyone’s kindness and thoughtfulness will always be cherished. Once again, thank you very much and God Bless you all. *12La
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Silver Lake City Council
Regular Meeting April 1, 2013 6:30 p.m. Agenda
Call to order: Approve agenda: Consent agenda: 1. Approve minutes of the March 18 regular meeting. 2. Approve payroll No. 6 and February ambulance. 3. Claims to be paid: Old business: 1. Update on Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) project. a. Review bids on Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) project b. Review financing for Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) project and hydrant and water meter replacement. c. Set final assessment hearing New business: 1. Update on above ground fuel storage for city vehicles. 2. Review first quarter expenses and revenues. Open discussion:
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Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
75 YEARS AGO - APRIL 2, 1938 — Rita Domagalski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Domagalski, was named valedictorian of the 19 graduating members of the Silver Lake High School Class of 1938. Ernest Wozniak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Wozniak, gained salutatorian honors. Doc Franta and Jim Navratil gave the kids of the neighborhood a few lessons in kite flying this week. The Young Ladies Sodality of St. Adalbert’s Church is sponsoring the motion picture play “When Dawn Came” on Sunday evening, April 3. Admission is 25¢ for adults and 10¢ for children. A door prize of a bushel of groceries will be given away. On Wednesday evening, April 6, children of Silver Lake will have the opportunity to see “Claudia, the Daughter of Pilate” presented by the Young Ladies Sodality of St. Joseph’s Church. Milo Pipal, who sold his farm to Alfred Urban, moved to the Emil Telecky farm vacated by C.L. Peterson, who moved to Hutchinson. Otto Rehmann has moved to a farm near Glencoe and the Ed Mlinar farm which he vacated is now the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Lawrence. The Will Vorlicek family have moved to the Herman Greip farm near Glencoe. Joe Bachinski, who recently held an auction after selling his farm in Wright County, will live on his 20-acre place in Hale Township. Albin Ruzicka purchased the Clifford Ruzicka beer parlor at Waverly, which he is operating. Clifford Ruzicka has moved to Montrose, where he will engage in a similar business. The Citizens State Bank of Silver Lake has for sale cheap the six-room Valentine Mallak house with two acres of land in Silver Lake. Theresa Woalanski has a house with one acre of land for sale 11⁄2 miles south of Silver Lake. Mrs. Marian Junczewski, 78, died Wednesday afternoon, March 23, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Junczewski. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday morning, March 26, from the Church of St. Adalbert. 50 YEARS AGO - MARCH 28, 1963 — Sunday the temperature was in the 70s with a gentle breeze and bright sunshine. Monday, of course, was cooler with the temperature in the 40s and a gentle rain falling. The village is calling for bids on curb and gutter and sidewalk improvement on Grove Avenue, running north from the Conoco Station to Highway 7, and for the installation of a pump at the lift station in the village sanitary sewer system. The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus will host its annual KC Fish Fry on Friday night, March 29, at the Silver Lake Auditorium. The Silver Lake Fire Department made a run to the Henry Konerza farm home in Hutchinson Township Friday morning, March 22, to extinguish a chimney fire. The Frank Ernharts purchased the Ricilla’s Resort on Lake George near Itasca State Park and plan to move there April 22. Maresh Furniture Store is having a gigantic warehouse sale on GE TVs. The Silver Hi Drive-In & Cafe is for sale for full price of $50,000 or one-half interest can be purchased. Beginning April 1, Ervin Haekenkamp will haul livestock to any firm at South St. Paul. Gloria Kroeger and David Ruzicka were married on March 23. 25 YEARS AGO - MARCH 31, 1988 — Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, April 3. Silver Lake opened up on Sunday, March 27. Variety Plus will hold an anniversary sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1-2. Free refreshments will be served, door prizes awarded, and many specials throughout the store. The Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Silver Lake Civic Association, will be held on Saturday, April 2, at the Silver Lake City Park. Forty-three members of the Silver Lake High School Band participated in the District 16A Band Contest held at Glencoe on Tuesday, March 22, and earned an “excellent” rating. Beatrice Graczyk has been named director of operations at Hutchinson Technology Incorporated. Arlen Dostal, carpentry crew leader of Lester Building Systems, was named the 1988 Crew Leader of the Year by the Rural Builder magazine. Zoa Grzeskowiak, 95, passed away on Saturday, March 26, at the St. Mary’s Nursing Home, Winsted. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 30, from the St. Adalbert’s Church.
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
Palm Sunday puppet pals
Last Sunday, the Living Water Puppets performed for the public at Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake. Above are Mercy Rakow, Josiah Aldrich, and Kaiman Bondhus. To the left are Julianna Henderson and Dini Schweikert. The group is directed by Marion Klatt and consists of about 13 students. The group designed the set and presented “Peter Cotton’s Tail” about forgiveness and Jesus’ love.
Kitchen Delights & Other Things
Resurrection Rolls Ingredients: 1 can (10 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls 8 large marshmallows 1/4 cup melted butter 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Separate crescent rolls into individual triangles. In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar. Dip a marshmallow into melted butter, then roll in sugar mixture. Place marshmallow into the center of a dough triangle. Carefully wrap the dough around the marshmallow. Pinch the seams together tightly to seal in marshmallow as it melts. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining marshmallows and crescent rolls. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Crescent Sausage Bites Ingredients: 1 pound hot sausage (pork or turkey) 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese 2 packages crescent rolls Dash salt & ground black pepper Directions: In a saute pan, brown sausage; drain. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Blend in cream cheese until the cream cheese is melted.Unroll one package of crescent rolls and place on a baking sheet. With your fingers, gently press the seams together to seal them. Spread the sausage mixture evenly over the crescent roll dough, leaving about a 1/2-inch border along the edges. Unroll the remaining package of crescent rolls and place on top of the sausage mixture. Press the edges together to seal. Gently press the seams Directions: In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and the flour. Stir in cream until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 160 degrees. Remove from heat. Gently stir in ice cream and vanilla until ice cream is melted. Place plastic wrap over the surface of the sauce; cool. For berry sauce, combine raspberries and sugar in a saucepan. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside. In a shallow bowl, beat three eggs. Dip both sides of croissants in egg mixture. On a griddle, brown croissants on both sides in butter. Serve with vanilla and berry sauces. together. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until crescent roll dough is golden brown. Cut into small squares and serve. (A pizza cutter makes really quick and easy work of the cutting.) Croissant French Toast Ingredients: Vanilla Sauce: 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 cups heavy whipping cream 4 eggs yolks, beaten 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Berry Sauce: 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries 2 tablespoons sugar French toast: 3 eggs 4 croissants, split 2 tablespoons butter
Easter Coloring Contest Winners:
Age 3-5 winner: Nate Nowak, age 5 of St. Louis Park
Age 6-12 winner: Iadejeauna Webster, age 10 of Silver Lake
Thank you to all participants - Happy Easter!
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We at Kaz’s Auto & Truck Repair would like to thank all of our customers for their loyalty to us for the past 10 years at the downtown location. We appreciate your past and continued business. Our last day at the downtown location will be Friday, March 29. We will continue oil changes, tire repair and sales, along with repair services at the Hwy. 7 location. We will now offer pick up and delivery from town locations. Gas and grocery items will no longer be available. Kaz’s Hwy. 7 location will continue to operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be available for your complete car and truck needs. Schedule your appointment today. Call 320-327-2516 or 320-327-2445.
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716 10th St., Glencoe, MN 55336
By Lee Ostrom Sports Editor he Tim Orth Memorial Foundation’s 15th-annual basketball benefit in Glencoe takes place Saturday evening, April 6, at the GSL High School gymnasium. As in past years, volunteer officials are preparing an all-star lineup
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, March 28, 2013 — Page 5
Part 2: Orth kids, class of ’13
GSL Panther Winter Sports
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of entertainment, aimed at creating a community spirit of love, caring and giving. Proceeds — raised through admissions, concessions, donations, raffles and a silent auction — will be shared among nine area youths, each of whom tells his or her own health-related story. Mason Brink, age 10 of
Hutchinson, battles Angelman syndrome; McKenzie Fairbairn, 5, rural Glencoe, deals with epilepsy, and Sara Gomez, 14, Litchfield, has leukemia. Philip Gonzales, 13, Edina, lives with a rare type of muscular dystrophy; Tate Maurer, 12, Waconia, fights a stage of Burkitt’s lymphoma, and Tianna Schilling, 10, rural
Maple Plain, has a cancerous brain tumor. Luke Schumacher, 6, Minnetonka, also has a brain tumor; Levi Silfverston, 6, Brownton, deals with congenital heart disease, and Kailyn Wester, 21 months, lives with a rare condition that affects heart, hearing, vision and teeth. Last week, The Chronicle
presented stories about four of the 2013 Orth kids— namely, those of Brink, Wester, Gonzales and Schilling. Two of the families chose not to be interviewed. The remaining three stories — about McKenzie Fairbairn, Tate Maurer and Levi Silfverston — are being presented here this week.
McKenzie Fairbairn likes to learn things. According to her mom, Margie Fairbairn, McKenzie is fascinated by letters of the alphabet. Numerals, too. Also, by colors and the sounds of music. More than one of the 5year-old’s pre-school teachers has been “amazed” by McKenzie’s learning achievements, and hunger for more. Then suddenly one day in the summer of 2012, the rural Glencoe girl lost it all. *** Born 32 weeks early via emergency C-section, the infant was adopted at 6 months by Ed and Margie Fairbairn, licensed givers of Foster care for the past 10 years. McKenzie is the second of four Foster-care kids the Fairbairns decided to adopt. Sebastian, the eldest, is 9; followed by McKenzie, who will turn 6 in October 2013, Ella, 3, and Heather, 2. They get along “like brothers and sisters,” the elder Fairbairns say, meaning they often scrap. At the same time, they are there for each other when it counts. McKenzie had “lung issues” from the beginning, including annual bouts of pneumonia. The first seizure occurred at 14 months. Many more have followed. Early on, a rapid-to-spike fever would accompany the seizures. With some, she stopped breathing temporarily. On one (June 8, 2012) day, she had four separate seizure bouts. But it was the seizure event in July 2012 that deprived her of her basic functions: walking and talking, feeding herself, and all those letters, numerals and sounds she had learned about. McKenzie is diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a hard-to-treat form of childhood-onset epilepsy. “We’re lucky, because we’re in Minnesota,” says Ed, noting the large epilepsy unit at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul,
January which takes patients from across the nation and beyond. McKenzie spent 34 days at St. Paul Children’s last summer; then another 5 days in October, Her latest diet and medications are working for now. McKenzie returned to preschool in December. She has not had a seizure since midJanuary 2013. “She’s coming back,” says Margie, pointing out that while McKenzie is not walking like before, she’s getting there. Same with talking, and her schooling. “The amazing thing is, she (remains) very social and outgoing,” Margie says. “She’s very happy; very tolerant.” *** — The foundation plans to assist the Fairbairns by “picking up (some of the) loose ends” insurance fails to cover. — Leah Seifert, McKenzie’s speech therapist, tuned the Fairbairns in with the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation. L.O.
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01....HF Catholic ........W,73-70 08....Dassel-Cokato....W,63-56 09....Mound-Wtka.......W,56-47 11 ....at Sibley East .....W,85-66 14....at NL-Spicer. ......W,74-60 19....Litchfield ..............L,77-53 22....Delano .................L,69-53 26....Annandale ...........L,65-45
Section 5(AA) Tourney 07....Round 1: WM .....W,71-62 09....Round 2: HLWW..L,72-64 *** Final Record: 14-14
27....at St.Peter............L,69-48 29....at Jordan .............L,69-35
By Katie Maurer Tate Maurer is wise beyond his years. More than most kids his age, he knows the power of positivity, humor, and perseverance. Tate was born Nov. 21, 2000. Twelve years later, to the day, doctors discovered a deep tissue mass on the left side of Tate’s neck. This is his story. Tate’s symptoms started as a minor headache and some jaw discomfort, treatable with ice packs, hot packs, and a 10-day prescription of amoxycillin. After two days on antibiotics, Tate had an episode of very intense pain in his head and face, the first sign that something just wasn’t right. He had a similar episode a few days later. Tate had big plans to spend his 12th birthday at an arcade with a couple of his friends. The morning of his birthday he had yet another episode of intense pain. The party was canceled and a CT scan was scheduled. Less than an hour after the scan, the doctor called and said the words no parent can be prepared to hear: “You need to go to Children’s. This is not at all what we thought it was.” That’s when everything changed for the Maurer family. Tate and his parents, Mark and Katie, spent most of Thanksgiving in the emergency department of Children’s Hospital, and their biggest fear was confirmed: Tate had cancer. A tumor biopsy, additional scans, a bone marrow biopsy and a spinal tap were scheduled immediately. Ultimately, Tate would be diagnosed with Stage III Burkitt’s lymphoma, a type of nonHodgkin lymphoma (NHL). About 800 children are diagnosed with NHL per year, twice as many boys as girls. Researchers do not know the cause of NHL. Although the cure rate for this type of cancer
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is very high, the treatment is particularly aggressive and difficult to endure. Since late November, Tate has gone through five rounds of intensive in-patient chemotherapy treatment. Each round consisted of at least six days of hospitalization, with five or six different kinds of chemo coursing through him each time.As hard as the last few months have been, the Maurers have seen many blessings. Tate’s Caring Bridge site (caringbridge.org/visit/tatemau rer) has had more than 40,000 visitors. The compassion and generosity of the Waconia community, family, church and friends have been a constant source of encouragement for Tate, and he has said more than once how he can’t wait to pay it all forward. Last week, Tate had his first CT and PET scans postchemotherapy. He is now cancer-free. The make-up birthday party is in the works.
05....at New Ulm.........W,51-29 08....Dassel-Cokato.....L,60-47 11 ....at Mound-Wtka...W,75-62 12....NYA Central........W,73-64 15....at NL-Spicer.........L,73-59 18....at Orono ..............L,53-36 22....Litchfield ..............L,41-29 25....Hutchinson ..........L,41-37 29....Annandale ...........L,62-55
01....at HF Catholic......L,70-35 05....Spectrum............W,69-18 07....at Dassel-Cokato.L,45-29 09....Mound-Wtka. .......L,75-74 12....N.London-Sp. .....W,46-45 15....Waconia .............W,55-53 19....at Litchfield ..........L,49-42 22....at Delano............W,41-38 Section 2(AAA) Tourney 26....at Mankato W. .....L,50-40 *** Final Record: 9-17
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: Delano .......W,63-11 12....at Zim Invite.. ..............1st 19....at LCWM Invite ...........6th 22....St.Peter ..............W,44-31 24....Mound-Wtka.......W,35-33 25....at N.Prague .........L,39-32 ........vs.M’nkatoWest ..W,42-18 29....at Tri-City United ....W,39-31 31....at HLWW ............W,54-20
By Lori Copler Staff Writer By all outward appearances, Levi Silfverston is a robust first-grader, flitting from activity to activity — bouncing a ball off the wall, thumbing through his mom’s phone looking at photos from a recent fishing trip, climbing over furniture, teasing his little sister. “You’d never know from looking at him that he has congenital heart disease,” said his mother, Angie Silfverston. In fact, said the 6-year-old’s parents, Angie and Leif Silfverston of Brownton, they thought they had a perfectly healthy baby the day Levi was born — and thought that through the first five months of his life. Then, it seemed that Levi was sick all the time, so his parents took him to a doctor. He was prescribed antibiotics, but they didn’t seem to help. So the Silfverstons went back a week later. A chest X-ray was taken and it was determined that Levi’s heart was “the size of a hockey puck,” said Angie Silfverston. Generally, she added, a heart should be about the size of a person’s fist, which for 5month-old should be pretty tiny. “So straight to Children’s (Hospital) we went,” said Angie. There, it was determined that Levi’s heart had two congenital defects — first, his aorta (the main artery from the heart) was narrow in the middle, shaped like an hourglass. Second, it was found that his ventricles, and their associated arteries, “were flip-flopped,” said Angie. Doctors were able to repair the aorta with surgery, cutting out the narrow middle part and splicing the two larger-diameter ends together. But repairing the transposed heart chambers is a little trickier. Leif Silfverston said his son’s transposed ventricles is rare — Children’s Hospital performs surgery to correct such problems “maybe twice a year.” In fact, said Leif, Children’s has been consulting with a Michigan hospital about Levi’s condition. Levi’s heart needs to be strong to survive the surgery, so at the age of 2, doctors placed a band around his pulmonary artery to make his heart work harder to push blood — muscle building, in other words. Levi will be going in for an MRI April 23 to determine if
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Silver Lake Leader photo by Lori Copler
The Silfverston family from Brownton; from left, Angie, Natalie (just up from a nap), Levi and Leif. Levi, 6, is one of nine beneficiaries of this year’s Tim Orth Foundation’s Jamboree, set for April 6 his heart has become strong enough to withstand the corrective surgery. The Silfverstons are entering a narrow window of opportunity, Leif said. In order to get the best results, the surgery needs to be done between the ages of 6 and 8. And if Levi’s heart doesn’t
at the GSL High School gym. Levi suffers from congenital heart disease, and is hoping to have corrective surgery in the near future. 50.” *** For the most part, Levi’s condition, though precarious, hasn’t slowed him down much or impacted his quality of life. “A week after the last surgery, he wanted to wrestle,” said Angie. “We had a hard time keeping him down.”
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gain that strength in that window of opportunity? “Then we basically wait for him to go into heart failure,” said Angie, at which time he could be a candidate for a heart transplant. “We just don’t know when that could happen,” she said. “He could be 18, 20 or even
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By Jake Yurek
We finally start to inch back towards normal this week as a warming trend will descend upon us. The active cold weather pattern that has been locked in place lately finally changes gears and allows the Midwest to have a mostly pleasant week. Highs to end the week will push close to, if not even a few degrees above, 40, with lows in the teens to 20. Saturday will be the warmest of the period with the high well into the 40s and lows only in the 20s. A weak cool frontal system will slide through the area late Saturday and bring a few chances of most likely rain showers. If it comes in late enough, we could see some passing snow showers, but it won’t amount to much. Sunday looks dry and slightly cooler behind the frontal passage, but highs will still be in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Taking a peek at the extended shows the warming trend continuing early next week with a storm brewing for someone in the Midwest mid to late in the week. Have a great final week of March, everyone; it’s looking like March came in and went out like a lamb with the middle part being the lion this year. Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend Wednesday night — Lows 16-22, clear. Thursday — Highs 33-41; lows 21-27; partly cloudy. Friday — Highs 38-44; lows 25-31; partly cloudy. Saturday — Highs 41-47; lows 28-34; partly cloudy/showers. Sunday — Highs 38-44; mostly clear. Weather Quiz: What are some of April’s weather extremes? Answer to last week’s question: March is one of our transition months as winter and spring battle it out. The contrast of warm southern air and cold northern air sets the stage for multiple storm systems. Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
ChildPrint program schedule released
McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann has released the schedule for this year’s ChildPrint program. The sheriff’s department will be visiting schools throughout the county, with the exception of those in Glencoe, which are handled by the Glencoe Police Department. Kindergarten students will be finger-printed for the first time and sixth-grade students also will be printed in order to give their parents updated records. The sheriff’s office will send a letter home to all parents explaining the program, and the appropriate forms that need to be filled out. The schedule includes: Monday, April 15 — GSL Lakeside, sixth grade, 8:30 a.m.; Our Savior’s Lutheran, Hutchinson, kindergarten, 10:15 a.m.; Northwood’s Seventh Day Adventist, Hutchinson, kindergarten and sixthgrade, 10:40 a.m.; and Lester Prairie Elementary, kindergarten and sixth-grade, 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 — West Elementary, Hutchinson, kindergarten, 9 a.m.; Winsted Elementary, kindergarten, 1 p.m.; Winsted Holy Trinity, kindergarten and sixth-grade, 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 — Immanuel Lutheran School, Hutchinson, kindergarten and sixth-grade, 10 a.m.; St. Anastasia Catholic School, Hutchinson, kindergarten and sixth-grade, 10:30 a.m.; and Park Elementary, Hutchinson, fifth-grade, noon. Thursday, April 18 — New Discoveries Montessori, Hutchinson, kindergarten and sixth-grade, 9 a.m.
Rich Valley Township
Rich Valley Township 2013 Dust Coating Bids Rich Valley Township requests sealed dust coating bids for a single application covering a 24-foot width of 41-45 miles of township roads. Bids should contain cost per mile and the application should consist of 30% magnesium chloride. Job is expected to be completed by June 7, 2013. Submit bids by April 10, 2013 to: Theresa Rusten 16343 Ideal Ave Glencoe, MN 55336 (Published in The Silver Lake Leader March 28, 2013) Bids should be submitted by April 10, 2013. Mail bids to: Theresa Rusten 16343 Ideal Aven Glencoe, MN 55336 (Published in The Silver Lake Leader March 28, 2013)
Rich Valley Township
Assessment Notice Rich Valley Township NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Board of Appeal of the Township of Rich Valley, McLeod County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said township hall at 6 o’clock PM on Wednesday the 10th day of April, 2013, for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said property for the year, 2014. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting and show cause of having such assessment corrected. No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint. Given under my hand this 20th day of March, 2013. Theresa R. Rusten, Clerk Township of Rich Valley (Published in The Silver Lake Leader March 28, 2013)
Rich Valley Township
Rich Valley Township 2013 Gravel Hauling Bids Rich Valley Township will receive sealed bids for hauling and laying 2500 cubic yards, more or less, of class 5 gravel (not to exceed 8% of 200 screen clay or binder mix) on specific township roads. The bid should include the cost for the roads to be graded immediately after gravel is dropped. Job is expected to be completed by May 25, 2013. The Township Board also requests that the winning bidder sell and deliver gravel to any Rich Valley resident who wishes to purchase gravel at the same cost. The bidder will work directly with the resident for this service and payment. Gravel price should be good until August 1, 2013.
Cathey family welcomes girl
Leah and Mark Cathey of Glencoe are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Iris Anne, on March 5, 2013. Iris is welcomed home by siblings Gabriel, Emma and Veronica. Grandparents are Gene and Barb Seipel of Glencoe and Angel Cathey of Washougal, Wash.
Son born to Grochow family
Ashley and Quentin Grochow of Glencoe are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hudson Wade, on March 11, 2013. Hudson weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 201/2 inches long. He is welcomed home by big sister Lillian. Grandparents are Brian and Irene Grochow and Dick and Barb Maass, all of Glencoe.
Nowak — Knuth
Amy Nowak and Grady Knuth, both of Hutchinson, announce their engagement and plans to marry May 11, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Parents of the couple are Kathy Nowak and the late Larry Nowak of Silver Lake and Doug and Judy Knuth of Round Lake. Nowak is a graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School and Ridgewater College, Hutchinson. She is employed as a licensed practical nurse at Presbyterian homes and Services/Harmony River Living Center, Hutchinson.
Hutch family welcomes girl
Amy Drahos and Jeremy Koehler of Hutchinson are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kylynn Veronica Ann, on March 15, 2013. Kylynn weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 18-1/2 inches long. She is welcomed home by big brother Wyatt. Grandparents are Tammy Koehler of Bird Island, Tim and Janette Koehler of New Ulm, and Dan and Sherry Drahos of Hutchinson.
Amy Nowak and Grady Knuth Knuth is a graduate of Sioux Valley-Round Lake-Brewster High School and Minnesota West College, Worthington. He is employed by 3M in Hutchinson. Following the wedding ceremony, there will be a reception at Crow River Golf Course in Hutchinson.
April 1-5 Silver Lake Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Swedish meatballs, paprika potatoes, spinach, bread with margarine, ice cream, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Liver or pepper steak, buttered boiled potatoes, peas, apricots, bread with margarine, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Pork chow mein, rice and chow mein noodles, oriental vegetables, mandarin oranges,cookie, low-fat milk. Thursday — Roast beef, hased potatoes, carrots, dinner roll with margarine, pudding dessert, lowfat milk. Friday — Turkey, ham and cheese on lettuce salad with dressing, tomato and cucumber slices, muffin with margarine, brownie, low-fat milk. GSL Schools Elementary/Jr. High/Sr. High Breakfast Monday — No school. Tuesday — Pancake on a stick with syrup or Cheerios and applecinnamon muffin, diced peaches, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Egg and cheese omelet or reduced-sugar Coco Puff cereal and string cheese, apple wedges, low-fat milk (breakfast pizza at junior/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/senior high). Friday —Pancakes with syrup or reduced-sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, yogurt, diced pears, low-fat milk (French toast sticks with syrup at junior/senior high). Helen Baker/Lakeside Lunch Monday — No school. Tuesday — Hot dog on bun, French fries, deli combo sub, baked beans, baby carrots, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs, ham and cheese on whole-grain bun, ovenbaked tator tots, celery sticks with dressing, kiwi wedges, chilled peaches. Thursday — Herb-roasted chicken, dinner roll, fun lunch, mashed potatoes with gravy, baby carrots with dressing, orange wedges, chilled pears. Friday — Macaroni and cheese, bread stick, turkey and cheese on whole-grain bread, seasoned green beans, caesar romaine side salad with dressing, apple wedges, chilled mixed fruit. High School Lunch Monday — No school. Tuesday — Mexican bar with chicken or beef nachos or tacos, brown rice, refried beans, sweet corn salad, baby carrots with dressing, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Hot dog on whole-grain bun, baked beans, oven-baked French fries, chick pea salad, cauliflower with dressing, kiwi wedges, chilled peaches. Thursday — Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, seasoned corn, broccoli salad with raisins, red pepper strips with dressing, orange, chilled pears. Friday — Pasta bar with chicken alfredo or marinara sauce, meatballs, steamed green beans, garlic bread stick, caesar romaine salad, baby carrots with dressing, apple, chilled mixed fruit.
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McLeod County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, LLC, to license its CodeRED highspeed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides McLeod County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county. Kevin Mathews, McLeod County Emergency Management director, cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. “If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called,” Mathews said. One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is that it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system’s database, which is an extremely important feature. “No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” Mathews said, urging all individuals and businesses to log onto the McLeod County website at www.co.mcleod.mn.us. Click on the “Code Red Sign Up” in the “Notices” box on the upper right corner of the web page. That will take you to the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” page. Those without Internet access may call Kevin Mathews at 320-864-1339 to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes: first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number; additional phone numbers can be entered as well. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number. “CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages,” Mathews explained. CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will be used mainly for emergency notification purposes, but can also be used for general notifications. Questions should be directed to the McLeod County Emergency Management Office at 320-864-1339.
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GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2265 http://silverlakechurch.org Thurs., March 28 — Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion, 7 p.m. Fri., March 29 — Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Sun., March 31 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; sunrise Easter service by women’s fellowship and refreshment time, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; Easter morning worship service, 9:30 a.m. Wed., April 3 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m. Fri., April 5 — Facility in use for a wedding, 6 p.m. Sat., April 6 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m.; youth 30-hour famine. Sun., April 7 — “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 for all ages, 10:35 a.m.; all-church potluck. 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. Thurs., March 28 — Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Fri., March 28 — Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Sun., March 31 — Sunrise service, 7:30 a.m.; Easter service, 10 a.m. Wed., April 3 — Presbyterian Women meeting, 1:30 p.m.; light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY 700 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., March 28 — Community Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 6 p.m.; eucharistic adoration after the AFC Mass in English until 9 p.m.; night prayer, 9 p.m. Fri., March 29 — Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, noon. Sat., March 30 — Easter vigil Mass, 8:30 p.m. Sun., March 31 — Easter Sunday; Mass at Holy Family, 8 a.m.; Mass at St. Piux X, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Mass at Holy Trinity, 8:30 a.m. Mon., April 1 — KC meeting, 7 p.m. Tues., April 2 — Mass, 8 a.m.; eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Area Word, 7 p.m. Wed., April 3 — Mass, 5 p.m.; grades one through six religious education classes, 5:30 p.m.; grades seven through 11 religious education classes, 7:15 p.m.; senior religious education, 7:15 p.m. Thurs., April 4 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; CCW meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., April 5 — First Friday calls; Mass, 8 a.m. WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 950 School Rd. S.W. Hutchinson 320-587-9443 E-mail: infor@ loversoftruth.com Jim Hall, Pastor Sun., March 31 — 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., March 31 — 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., March 31 — Worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wed., April 3 — Family night activities, 6:30 p.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., March 28 — Holy Thursday; no school, Easter break; bilingual Mass, 8:15 p.m.; adoration of blessed sacrament follows Mass until 11:30 p.m. night prayer. Fri., March 29 — Good Friday; no school, Easter break; parish ofﬁces close at noon; divine mercy chaplet, 3 p.m.; server practice, 4:30 p.m.; celebration of the Lord’s passion, 5:30 p.m.; bilingual celebration of the Lord’s passion, 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 30 — Holy Saturday; service practice, noon; reconciliation by appointment only; bilingual Easter vigil, 8:30 p.m. Sun., March 31 — Easter Sunday; Mass, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; no Spanish religious education classes; no Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake. Mon., April 1 — No Mass; school and parish ofﬁces closed. Tues., April 2 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; no junior choir practice; area word meeting at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7 p.m.; Spanish adult catechesis, 7 p.m. Wed., April 3 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; grades kindergarten through six religious education classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; grades seven through 11 religious education classes, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.; senior religious education class at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7:15 p.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, pastor 320-395-2125 Thurs., March 28 — Maundy Thursday potluck and worship, 6:30 p.m. Fri., March 29 — Service of healing, 6 p.m.; Good Friday service, 6:30 p.m. Sun., March 31 — Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m.; Easter breakfast, 8 a.m. Wed., April 3 — Office hours, 3 p.m.; confirmation, 7 p.m.; choir, 7 p.m.
Silver Lake Legion donates to project
The Silver Lake American Legion donated a check for $500 to the Department of Minnesota Amercican Legion Commander Don Pancake for his commander project. Pancake’s project involves the construction of a new education building at Legionville. From left to right are Pancake, and Silver Lake American Legion Commander Larry Lhotka and finance officer Larry Ardolf, presenting the check.
Christensen questions county’s mandatory employee policies
By Lori Copler Staff Writer A motion to make the direct deposit of paychecks optional for McLeod County employees failed on a 3-2 vote at the County Board’s March 19 meeting. Currently, county policy makes direct deposit of paychecks mandatory for employees. Commissioner Jon Christensen sought to change that, saying he felt employees should have the right to get their paychecks and deposit them themselves to avoid possible theft over the Internet. Christensen said his wife has been the victim of identity theft on three different occasions. On one of those occasions, someone posing as her bank sent her an e-mail asking her to verify account information, which she did, not realizing it was a scam. Vincent Travers, the county’s information technology director, said banks will never e-mail customers asking for that information. Travers also said that the county’s direct deposit information is “very, very secure.” Nevertheless, Christensen said he didn’t feel employees should be “forced” to use direct deposit, and made a motion to make it optional, which was seconded by Commissioner Ron Shimanski. A subsequent vote failed 3-2, with Christensen and Shimanski voting in favor and commissioners Sheldon Nies, Paul Wright and Kermit Terlinden voting against. Christensen also questioned the county’s policy of requiring employees to get health insurance with the county, saying that in some instances, it was a duplication of services that a spouse may receive from their own places of employment. Currently, the county requires each employee to take a minimum of single coverage, the premium of which is covered by the county. County Attorney Mike Junge said the requirement helps provide a better “pool” of employees for insurance rates. If healthy people opted out, Junge said, “the less healthy people would stay in the pool and drive your costs up.” Wright pointed out that McLeod and Sibley counties share a program to further widen the pool of participants. Nies said that an insurance committee had studied those issues and weighed whether the county would save more by not requiring mandatory participation, thereby saving on premiums, or if it would pay more in costs if the pool shrank by not requiring participation. “I had some of those same questions that you have now,” said Nies. Because the commissioners are considered employees, they also participate in the health plan. Christensen noted that he is covered on his wife’s policy, so he is “double covered.” Not having the county’s coverage, Christensen said, would save the county about $500 a month. “I’m just looking at it as trying to save money for the taxpayers,” he said. County Administrator Pat Melvin said the health insurance committee meets regulary to try to find ways to provide adequate health insurance at the least amount of cost to the county. “Your message will be carried to the health insurance committee,” said Melvin. In other business March 19, the County Board: • Agreed to a request from Sheriff Scott Rehmann to reduce the concealed carry permit to $50 from $70. Rehmann said the money from the gun permit fee is used to fund background checks of applicants, and the fund has built to about $50,000, which can only be used for items related to issuing the permits. Rather than continuing to build the fund, Rehmann asked to lower the fee, which the County Board approved. • Heard that the Penny per Pound program earned about $935 each for two programs, Hunger Free McLeod and the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf. Solid Waste Director Ed Homan said his department had agreed to donate one penny per pound of recycled plastics to county-based charities. The county took in 189,000 pounds of plastics in a six-month period. • Agreed to put the updated solid waste plan up for public review for a 30-day period, as required by state law. • Tabled a decision on hiring a consultant for a one-day, long-range planning session while references are checked on the three proposals, which range in cost from $700 to $2,500. Nies said he felt the county needs to have someone help guide it through the process. The county, he said, has attempted to do it in-house, and “all we accomplished was a list, and no means of accomplishing the items on that list.”
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February students of month
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School named its February students of the month. Honored were, front row, left to right, Shelby Clouse, Michael Donnay, Amanda Schmidt and Kaitlyn Boesche. In the back are Tino Bonillo, Sloan Becker and Sarah Bolf. Missing were Brent Duenow, Nick Jenkins, Gus Mendoza and Gabe Schweikert.
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