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Vol. 112 No. 15 • Thursday, April 4, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Grove Avenue project bids come in under estimates
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer The bids for the reconstruction project on Grove Avenue have been opened and out of a total of eight bids, the Silver Lake City Council awarded the job to R&R Excavating, Inc., of Hutchinson, at a cost of $1.502 million. Justin Black, project engineer from Short Elliott Hendrikson, Inc. (SEH), said the estimate for the project was at $1.744 million, and by contracting with R&R, the city “saves almost $250,000.” “We saw some very aggressive bidding here, among the eight. A bid meeting of all the requirements was held, and all bids were tabulated according to specifications,” Black said. Councilor Eric Nelson voiced concerns about lower costs “upfront” and “increasing expenses” throughout the project. “All contractors had a bid packet, and knew exactly what to bid,” City Clerk Kerry Venier said. “I know they all had a bid packet, but an increase in expenses is still possible,” Nelson said. “Did all companies bid on the same items? What are the variables? Or specifications for tonnage? On any soils, did all bid the same exact amount?” Mayor Bruce Bebo asked. Black said the only variable in the bid packet was the tonnage of contaminated soil and sub-grade filling materials. “The yardage for the contaminated soils we found were included, and all contractors bid on the same yardage. “And per discussion in the past, there was speculation about other areas with contaminated soil. That’s not included in the bid packet because our borings showed nothing there,” Black said. Black assured the Council that all bids were reviewed thoroughly, “line item by line item. R&R was low across the board. We can’t pinpoint an item that was considerably lower than the others,” Black said. “We find no reason to deny awarding this contract to R&R Excavating. They have done satisfactory work with us in the past, and we recommend awarding this bid,” Black said. On a 4-0 vote, the Council approved the bid from R&R Excavating, Inc. Councilor Carol Roquette was absent. After awarding bids, the Council reviewed the financing aspect of the project, regarding assessments. costs will be covered by the levy. The assessments will be final,” Black said. “Is there any way they can change? I mean, what would have to happen if the assessments would change?” Bebo asked. “What could happen, and this is the only way, is if the homeowner on a corner property wanted to change their water service to come through Grove (Avenue), instead of Main Street or something. Only the corner lots would be affected, and that’s their choice,” Black said. Bebo said not many residents would be affected by this option. “No, there are only a few corner lots or so, and they would be notified of increased costs if they wanted to do that,” Black said.
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“We can calculate assessments now based on the low bidder,” Venier said. “With our bid coming in below our projected cost, assessments also will come in correspondence with those costs. So that’s some good news for the homeowners,” Black said. Venier said an assessment hearing for homeowners to discuss these costs and improvements is set for Monday, April 29, and after that meeting, final assessments will be made. “So after that meeting, they are final? They won’t change? What if something comes up in the project?” Bebo asked. “If something comes up, like finding more conatminated soils or something like that, or if we need more subgrade filling, that is part of the city’s contribution and those
“Because McLeod County is contributing $1.2 million in state aid funding to this project, the on-site supervisor must have MnDOT (Minnesota Department of Transportation) certifications for reviewing and documenting the work,” Black said. He said this would be an engineer from SEH, Inc. Black added that the project also requires material and compaction testing that meet MnDOT requirements, and a separate proposal for this comes from Braun Intertec. “So someone will be on the construction site, all day, every day of the project?” Bebo asked. “Yes, someone will be there every day,” Black said. The costs for the adminstra-
Easter Bunny excitement
Last Saturday, the Easter Bunny made a visit to the Silver Lake Auditorium to welcome children and hand out treats. Most children were a bit cautious of the bunny, but Zachary Jaskowiak, to the left, warmed right up to the friendly mascot and couldn’t get enough hugs. Above, Clayton Marvan is a little unsure about the fuzzy bunny, but his brother, Cameron, to the right, is enjoying the visit. The Easter Bunny visit is sponsored by the Silver Lake Civic Association.
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Osmek traces leadership desires to youth in Biscay
By Lori Copler Staff Writer tate Sen. David Osmek, R-Mound, can trace his desire to be a leader back to his youth in the Biscay-Glencoe area, students at GSL High School heard Thursday morning. Osmek grew up in Biscay and graduated with the Glencoe High School class of 1983. He remembers fondly the battles with Hutchinson for the “Little Brown Jug.” “I’m always happy when you beat Hutchinson,” Osmek told Tom Schoper’s class Thursday morning. He recalled that his own football team, when he was a senior, finished 3-6; which was before the time that Glencoe and Silver Lake joined forces to become a gridiron powerhouse. What he learned about leadership, Osmek said, he learned from participating in 4-H, first with the Biscay Wheelers, then with the Glencoe Jr. Pioneers. Osmek is employed with United Health Group, he said, for a total of 15 years. In 2001, he started thinking about running for a seat on the Mound City Council. “I started to think that maybe I wanted to give something back to my community,” said Osmek, a feeling of community gratitude that he says is rooted in his 4-
H experience. He was a city council member for 11 years, and then decided to run for state Senate. The state Senate seat in District 33 was open, thanks to the retirement of his predecessor. Osmek was endorsed by the Republican party, but was still challenged in the primary, where he emerged as the party candidate for the general election ballot in November. He received the highest vote total for any GOP Senate candidate in the state, Osmek said. Osmek took office in January, so he hasn’t had a lot of experience at the state level as yet, he told the students. But Osmek was still more than willing to field their questions about a variety of political issues, starting with gay marriage. “To me, it’s a First Amendment issue,” said Osmek, referring to the separation of church and state. If the state endorses gay marriage, Osmek fears, it may lead down a “slippery slope” to the state forcing churches to perform and recognize gay marriage, whether gay marriage is part of a church’s theology or not. “I’m afraid it will eventually inflict on religious institutions,” said Osmek. “The pilgrims came here for religious freedom, and we need
to respect that.” Osmek said that domestic partners are already given benefits by many businesses and corporations, and feels it best left to the private sector to create its own definition of domestic partnerships. Osmek also was asked about the other premier issue at the Capitol — gun control. Osmek said the state needs to work at better enforcing the laws it already has, rather than creating new ones. For example, Osmek said, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) uses outdated computer software and has a 10-year-old database regarding the issuance of gun permits. “We need to update the BCA software for better background checks” to weed out criminals and the mentally ill from obtaining permits. Osmek said law enforcement associations, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun associations are working on ways to resolve the issues. Osmek also told the students that the two above issues push people’s buttons the most. “If you want people to come to the Capitol, talk about taking their guns away, and talk about gay rights,” said Osmek. Osmek also was asked
about the new Vikings’ stadium, and the apparent lack of the promised funding from gambling. “The genie is already out of the bottle, and we’re going to have to deal with this,” said Osmek. “We have to find some other funding mechanism.” Osmek also was asked about the legal drinking age, driver’s licenses for teens and the school start date. Currently, the legal drinking age is 21. Osmek said he doesn’t have a problem with it being lowered to 18. “As far as I’m concerned, if you’re old enough to go fight in a war at 18, I don’t see why you shouldn’t be able to have a beer,” said Osmek. “You have to learn to be responsible sometime.” Unfortunately, Osmek said, the current age was virtually mandated by the federal government, which threatened to withhold federal transportation dollars to states which didn’t adopt the age of 21 as the legal drinking age. Osmek also sees no reason to raise the age at which a teen can obtain a driver’s license. In rural Minnesota, in particular, teens need to learn to drive to help with farm work. Osmek also said the start of
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State Sen. David Osmek, R-Mound, a native of the Biscay area and a 1983 graduate of Glencoe High School, visited his old school Thursday morning during the Legislature’s spring break. He toured the school and then visited with one of Tom Schoper’s classes.
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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. Zinnia, the Chinese foreign exchange student staying with Tim and Jennell Johnson, will be speaking at the meeting.
Community 500 at CCE
Come play a game of “500” at Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake in the dining room on Wednesday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m. Refreshements will be served and the public is invited to attend.
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.
Hutchinson Auxiliary meets
The regular monthly meeting of Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 96 will be held Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m., at Hutchinson Legion Post 96. The executive board meeting will be at 6:15 p.m. Initiation of new members will be held.
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SLBA meets Tuesday, April 9
The Silver Lake Business Association will meet Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Skyping with Hoese
The classroom was buzzing with excitement when students of Mrs. Lipke’s and Mrs. Schermann’s thirdgrade classes had quite the surprise last Wednesday during their “Mystery Reader” session. Lipke had arranged for the classes to Skype (video chat over the Internet) with professional football player Jon Hoese, former Glencoe-Silver Lake High School graduate. The kids had the opportunity to ask Hoese questions about reading, his favorite sports, his favorite football team, his time in California and even questions about his favorite kind of snowmobile. The conversation was projected onto a big screen in the classroom for the children to see and visit, and Lipke traveled around the room with the Skype conversation on an iPad, giving students face-to-face time with the football player.
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.
Degree of honor meeting set
Degree of Honor No. 182 will hold its regular meeting Tuesday, April 9, at 5 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
County senior citizens meet
The McLeod County Senior Citizens Club will hold its quarterly meeting at the Lester Prairie City Center on Wednesday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. Come for an afternoon of socializing, cards, fun, prizes, and lunch.
Continued from page 1 the school year should be determined by local school boards, not the state. Currently, schools don’t start until after the Labor Day weekend in deference to the tourist industry. Osmek also said he is prolife. “I believe life begins at conception,” said Osmek, but recognizes that not all people feel the same. Osmek also said a pregnancy involves two parties — “the woman and the baby,” and someone needs to look out for the baby, “which should have some level of rights.” Asked why he became a Republican, rather than join another party, Osmek again pointed to his 4-H experience, which taught him to be “very fiscally conservative. “I think people have a core value, and just kind of gravitate (to a political party) from there,” said Osmek. His core value was being financially conservative. “I just don’t think we should spend our money on things we shouldn’t, rather than on things we should,” Osmek said. Osmek said one of his favorite things he likes about his job is “being able to talk to students like you.” Growing up in the Biscay area, Osmek didn’t see a political career in his future. And he told Schoper’s class that most of them probably don’t, either. “But in 25 or 30 years, one of you could be a state senator,” said Osmek. “Don’t kid yourself into believing that couldn’t happen, because it can.”
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Legion meeting for April 15
The Silver Lake American Legion will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m., at the Silver Lake American Legion.
Dining site birthday party set
The Silver Lake Senior Dining Site will hold its April birthday party on Tuesday, April 16. The menu includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, cranberry garnish, bread with margarine, and strawberry shortcake. There will be bingo. Call Manager Pearl Branden at 320327-2621 to reserve a meal before Monday, April 15.
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Spring luncheon set April 19
The Glencoe Historic Preservation Society is hosting a “Come ’n’ Go Spring Luncheon” Friday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the senior room at the Glencoe City Center. The luncheon includes antiques and other collectibles displayed by local citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 320-864-4174.
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Spring means more adventures
I’m anxious for spring — to see the lime-green buds on the trees before they burst into lush, vibrant bunches of leaves; catch the first fragrant breeze of peonies; and to finally spend time in the warm sun outside and shoot my first .22 rifle with my brother. Yes, that’s right, I’ve become a regular “sportswoman,” as my best friend would say. In January, I enrolled in the Centershot Archery Ministry through Grace Bible Church, and the adventures seemed to have continued; 2013 is looking pretty good. After a couple of years of Pastor Tom Rakow gushing about the class, I decided to give it a shot, and haven’t had so much fun in a long time. It was an eight-week class that met Sunday afternoons and combined Bible study with archery lessons. It was a great experience both for my faith and for my goal to be the next “Robin Hood.” I had the opportunity to shoot compound, recurve and long bows at different distances, and would you believe I got more than one bullseye at 20 yards? Definitely a bragging moment. I’ve gotten quite “hooked” on archery — so much that I was having nightmares about missing class. Talk about obsession! Well, the archery classes are done, but I’m lucky enough to have won a free one-year membership to the Lester Prairie Archery Club. I think summer is going to be pretty busy, and I think my brothers are going to be pretty jealous.
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Letter to the Editor The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
And thanks to archery, this new sense of adventure I have attained has snowballed, from gulping down cold oysters while vacationing in Florida to signing up for a month-long firearm safety class and joining my uncle’s trap shooting team for the summer. Two weeks ago, I headed to Destin, Fla., along the Gulf of Mexico, for a friend’s beach wedding and the emerald green water and soft, white sand made for a picture perfect event, and very romantic ceremony. It was a fun, hectic week of normal vacations: time on the beach, losing luggage, relishing in the luxury of the pool house, flight delays, and of course, trying new food, including Mahi Mahi and oysters. I am on and off when it comes to seafood. I like tuna, tilapia, salmon, and even mussels. The Mahi Mahi was delicious, until someone told me it was dolphin. My eyes widened and I freaked a little, but thanks to Google, I found out they meant, “dolphin fish.” Whew. Because I like mussels, I thought oysters would be no problem. Wrong. We ordered a dozen oysters between four of us, and it was the mission to eat three each. Well, in less than a minute, I managed to scoop out the slimy meat and swallow each bite without thinking. It’s something I’ll never do again, but at least can say, “Yeah, I've done it.” Maybe if they were doused in butter or fried in cheese, I’d change my tune. This excitement in trying new things led me to the Lester Prairie Sportsmen’s Club Tuesday night — the first night of firearm safety. Of course, I’m in the class with over 25 kids and only a few parents, but it’s exciting. I’ve never shot a rifle or gun before (besides an air soft gun), and I’m looking forward to learning about the equipment, safety, hunting tactics and conservation of the environment. I called my brother last week to bring his .22 back to Minnesota, and he’s been patient with me as I learn about the muzzle, ammo, trigger, safety, scope, etc. After I told my Uncle Steve about taking the class, he informed me that there was a spot on his trap shooting team with his sons, and asked if I’d be interested. Practice starts on April 10, and you can expect I have plans — I’ll be aiming at my first clay pigeon. Wish me luck!
Morningside: an unnecessary project
To the Editor: I attended a county budget meeting last Tuesday (March 26). The essence of the meeting was whether our county is prepared to spend $3 million (consisting of both county and state funds) of their possible share of nearly $4 million in costs to extend Morningside Avenue a distance of three blocks. Many concerns were raised: 1) What percent is the county’s share of the cost? Should the cost be split 50/50 with the city of Glencoe? 2) What are the costs for moving the railroad to the east? (Meanwhile the railroad, Twin Cities & Western, is embroiled with light-rail transit issues at this time.) 3) What are the unknown problems of building over the old dump site? 4) What is the cost of removing the homes alongside Morningside (which are currently not included in the present costs of the project)? 5) What state and federal funds are available and for how long? 6) The county is not pushing for this project; the push is coming from Glencoe city officials. 7) The project includes closing Union Avenue. Are we OK with closing Union? 8) If the county spends these millions of dollars on this project, other county projects will need to be cut. What county projects would be cut? 9) The county is looking at turning back some of its county streets over to the city of Glencoe to save money. How does this affect future city costs? 10) How will the mediation on wetlands be handled? 11) Was there a commitment to Coborns for a through street? 12) How does Diamond Avenue’s closure affect city and county residents? 13) The new street extension will need to have a weight limit of 10 tons. 14) Should the project be delayed? We know that this $1 million to be spent by the city could be better used to in other ways like upgrading our present streets and not having to assess the adjoining property owners. After conferring with a road engineer, I was informed that the amount of money spent on the three-block Morningside extension would provide the replacement of 7.5 miles of streets with a seven-ton rating! This would be an enormous amount of savings for the taxpayers. Another County Board meeting was set for April 2, with Glencoe city officials invited. I hope the city officials discussed the items listed above and view this monster expense with the same reservations as did the county. Call the Glencoe City Council members, the mayor, and county commissioners, and voice your concerns over this unnecessary project — or put the project on hold. In 2001 Glencoe residents (1,354) petitioned to halt this very project! Gary Ballard Glencoe
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tion are proposed at $172,750, and the costs for materials testing by Braun Intertec are at $43,860, for a total of $216,610. “These are the services for the construction administration portion of the agreement, and this cost was budgeted in the project from the beginning,” Black said. The Council approved the construction administration proposal from SEH and the construction testing services proposal from Braun Intertec (recommended by SEH) on a 4-0 vote. of the one way street in front of the school becoming a temporary two-way street. “We won’t be turning that street into a two-way,” Venier said. He added that the “best” is to meet with the school and the contractors and find out how to accommodate the school. “I’ve talked to Chris (Sonju), and he and I will meet with the contractor to find the best solution. We’ll all need to be working together. And maybe the buses will temporarily have to move their loading zone to Cleveland Street. Who knows? These are some options we’ll be discussing,” Venier said. many of the “water problems” in the city are being addressed by the replacement of water and sewer mains in the Grove Avenue project, the city does not need to “rely on that $400,000.” Bebo and other councilors voiced concern about depleting the water fund versus taking out more money in the bond and the time it will take to build up the water fund again. Venier said he would prepare more options and scenarios for the Council to discuss at a future meeting.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
75 YEARS AGO - APRIL 9, 1938 — At the regular meeting of the Village Council, it was voted to contact the PWA administrator in regard to digging a sewer on West Main Street and to contact oil companies in regard to oiling village streets. A used car lot, operated by Mert Rogers, will open on the lot next to the Svanda Hardware store. E.H. Totushek Red & White Store will celebrate its ninth year in business in Silver Lake with an anniversary sale starting on Saturday, April 9, and ending on Saturday, April 16. Johnny Sunshine will serve free cookies and coffee all day Saturday, April 9. Some of the mercantile specials include: men’s dress shirts 88¢; Big Brother work shoes $1.98; Big Brother overalls 89¢; “Little Brother” overalls 69¢; women’s wash frocks 88¢; cotton street frocks $1.88; ladies hankies 3¢; turkish towels 9¢; curtains 39¢. Grocery specials include: R&W corn flakes, 3 large pkgs. 25¢; seedless raisins, 2 lb. pkg. 14¢; large navel oranges, 19¢ dozen; Sycamore peaberry coffee, 6 lbs. $1.00; Red Ribbon salad dressing, quart jar 29¢; Blue & White peanut butter, 2 lb. jar 25¢. The Young Ladies Sodality of St. Joseph’s Church will present the sacred Lenten drama in five acts, “Claudia, the Daughter of Pilate,” on Sunday and Monday, April 10-11, in the church hall. Admission is 25¢ and door prizes will be awarded. A chimney fire, fanned by a brisk wind, brought the Silver Lake Fire Department to the Fred Friauf farm home on Thursday forenoon. Joseph Zdrazil Sr., 73, passed away on Friday, April 1, at his home in Hopkins. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, April 3, at the Deephaven Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Valentine Jaskowiak, 74, died on Wednesday, April 6, at the home of John Jaskowiak. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday morning, April 9, at the Church of St. Adalbert. Daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Rehmann on April 4 and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Yukl on April 1. Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Ardolf are the parents of a son born on March 30. 50 YEARS AGO - APRIL 4, 1963 — A terrific wind storm struck shortly after 3 o’clock on Wednesday morning causing some damage in the area. Winds were estimated upwards from 55 miles per hour. Snow flurries on Wednesday morning gave the appearance of a full-scale blizzard at times. Silver Lake and Swan Lake opened up on Monday. Kathy Chalupsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chalupsky and an eighth-grade student at the Silver Lake Public School, won first place in the county spelling contest at Hutchinson this Thursday. The Village of Silver Lake Clean-Up Week begins on Saturday, April 6, and ends on Saturday, April 13. The M.A. Gedney Co. is now signing acreage for cucumbers. Interested persons are to contact Ray Paggen if they would like to raise cucumbers. Win a jar full of money at the Silver Lake Hatchery & Breeding Farm just by guessing the total sum of cash in the jar. The winner will be the one who comes closest or does actually guess the correct amount of money in the jar. The five-room house on a corner lot known as the James Kulinski residence in Silver Lake is for sale. A mental patient from St. Peter, who escaped from that institution on Friday, March 29, was apprehended about five or six miles north of Silver Lake on Monday morning, April 1, some distance away from the Emil Kautz farm. The Peter Wawrzyniak auction will be held on Friday, April 5, at the farm located four miles east of Silver Lake on Highway 7. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. David Mickolichek on March 18. 25 YEARS AGO - APRIL 7, 1988 — Ken and Dorothy Merrill have purchased the Silver Lake Leader. Their purchase, effective April 1, takes over from the estate of Wilbert W. Merrill, son of founder W.O. Merrill. Dale and Doris Jerabek, owners of Jerabek’s Market, will kick off their grand opening on Tuesday, April 12, with many specials and prizes. The market has been completely remodeled and will carrying a full line of groceries and fresh meats. Store hours will be Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to noon. The Silver Lake Fire Department Annual Dance will be held on Saturday, April 9, at the Silver Lake Auditorium. The Albrecht Band will furnish the music. Due to the rain on Saturday, the Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Silver Lake Civic Association, was moved from the City Park to the auditorium. Bonnie Nowak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Nowak and Silver Lake High School Homecoming queen, has been selected as a finalist for Minnesota’s eighth-annual Homecoming Queen selection to be held April 30 and May 1 at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hilton. The Silver Lake Fire Department responded to three grass fires in three days. Wednesday, March 30, at 4 p.m., the first fire was at the Donald Pool farm; on Thursday, March 31, grass along the railroad tracks in South Silver Lake caught fire; and on Friday, April 1, grass caught fire at the Broman Vegetable Farm northeast of Silver Lake at 11:30 a.m. Don Kasper has been selected Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer of the Year. Joe and Bernice Gehlen of the Silver Lake Lions Club, along with eye doctors, assistant optometrists, and other men and women, went to Parral, Mexico, in February to distribute the many eye glasses collected by the Lions Clubs. Jim and Judy (Chap) Allbee are the parents of a son born on March 31.
Black said the timeline for the project is 75 working days, with the final end date set for Sept. 13. “It’s a $1,500-per-day penalty for every day after that,” Black said. He discussed a bit of the construction timeline and said the first step would be to remove all the bituminous surface. The second step would be to replace the sanitary sewer main and the water main. “Essentially, construction will be working south to north, like we discussed,” Black said. Nelson asked if water services will be turned off during the entire time, or even for days at some point. “No, the water won’t be shut off for 75 days. There will be temporary connections, or we’ll service new lines,” Black said. He said the project is on a “continuous rolling schedule.” Black said as everything underground gets tested during construction, the plan is to build the road up. “They won’t wait until all the underground construction is completed before filling the road,” Black said. He added that Al Hahn will be the contact person for the residents affected by the project. “Part of his job is to help people out there, answer any questions and communicate with them,” Black said. He said Hahn’s phone number will be provided, so residents are not contacting Public Works Supervisor Dale Kosek. Venier also said the hope is to begin construction at the end of April, so that only “one school year” is affected. “We are hoping that if we can start earlier, we will finish earlier, and not have to worry about traffic in September,” Venier said. The Council discussed detour options and the possibility
Hydrant/water meter replacement
The Council also discussed financing options for the project, including covering costs for the hydrant and water meter replacement. Venier presented the City Council with an option to bond with the Minnesota Rural Water MIDI Loan Program, in conjunction with using $135,000 cash from the water fund. Venier said the water fund has been built up to about $400,000, and because the
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Thursday, April 11, 2013 Silver Lake Auditorium
Serving from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tickets: Adults: $7.50 Ages 4-12: $3.50 3 & under: Free
Menu: Polish sausage, cheesy hashbrown potatoes, corn, bread, sauerkraut, milk, coffee, dessert. Proceeds will go to Silver Lake Fire Department.
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Obituaries Mary Sobeslavsky, 90, of Silver Lake
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Sobeslavsky, 90, of Silver Lake, will be held Friday, April 5, at 11 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with the Rev. Tony Stubeda officiating. Ms. Sobeslavsky died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Willmar Care Center in Willmar. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Interment will be held at Holy Family Cemetery, Silver Lake. Ms. Sobeslavsky was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Silver Lake, to Wencel and Albina (Checkall) Sobeslavsky. Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Frank Sobeslavsky, in 2009. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www. mareshfuneralhome.com.
Kitchen Delights & Other Things
Chicken and Wild Rice Bake Ingredients: 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 cup water 1 package (6 ounces) seasoned long-grain and wild rice mix 1 can of mixed vegetables 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 3 to 6 raw skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces Paprika Directions: Mix soup, water, rice, seasoning mix, vegetables, chicken and 1/2 cup of cheese in a bowl. Pour into three-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour or until done and top with remaining cheese. Butter Pecan Cheesecake Squares Ingredients: Crust: 1-2/3 cup almond flour (or 1-2/3 cup raw almonds finely ground in a food processor) 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 6 tablespoons butter, melted Filling: 3 packages cream cheese (8 ounces), at room temperature 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 3 eggs 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup chopped pecans, finely chopped Topping: 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup brown sugar Pinch of kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup powdered sugar 16 pecan halves (about 1/3 cup) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch square pan with a strip of 9x14-inch parchment paper. Set aside. In a food processor fitted with the steel blade, pulse together almond flour, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Pour in the melted butter and process until the mixture comes together. Press nut mixture into the pan and bake for 20 minutes, just until the edges barely begin to brown. Remove from oven to let cool. Reduce heat to 325 degrees. In a bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, molasses, and salt until smooth and fluffy. Beat in vanilla extract, and eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Add in cream and flour, and mix until just incorporated. Fold in pecans. Pour cream cheese mixture into crust. Place a clean kitchen towel in the bottom of a large casserole dish or a roasting pan, and place the cheesecake on top. Pour cool water in the roasting pan, directly on the dish towel, until it comes to about halfway up the sides of the cheesecake pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the center of the cheesecake is almost not jiggly. Turn off the oven, and keep the oven door partially open while the cake cools. Remove after about 1-2 hours, and allow to cool completely. Transfer to the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. Cover with plastic wrap only after cake is completely cold. For the topping, in a small saucepan, whisk together cream, brown sugar, and salt. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil for about a minute. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and powdered sugar. Keep whisking until most of the lumps of powdered sugar are gone. Stir in pecan halves. Remove cheesecake from the refrigerator or the freezer, and use the sides of the parchment paper to gently lift the cake from the pan. With a warm sharp knife, cut the cake into 16 squares, cleaning the knife after each cut. Top each piece with a praline pecan. Ooey Gooey Cookies and Cream Bars Ingredients: 1 box of Devils Food cake mix 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 large egg 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 14 Oreo cookies, broken into bite-size pieces Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13inch baking pan with tin foil sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Place cake mix, butter and egg into a large bowl, mixing with hands to combine. Press into prepared baking pan. Top with broken pieces of cookies. Pour sweetened condensed milk over cookies and top with chocolate chips. Bake for 23-25 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from oven. After five minutes of cooling, run a plastic knife around edges to loosen, this makes it much easier to remove from foil. Let cool completely, remove foil from pan, then cut into squares.
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2265 http://silverlakechurch.org 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. Mon., April 8 — Church board meeting, 7 p.m. Wed., April 10 — Confirmation, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., April 13 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., April 14 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; fellowship and refreshment time, 9 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.; open shooting for Centershot Archery graduates, 11:45 a.m.; Grace Bible Church Outdoor Club, “How to Tie Flies,” 2 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY 700 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., April 4 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; CCW meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., April 5 — Mass, 8a.m.; ﬁrst Friday calls. Sat., April 6 — Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.; AFC Mission Group dinner and wine tasting at Crow River Winery, 6 p.m. Sun., April 7 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Dioceasan Divine Mercy celebration, 2 p.m.; chaplet, 3 p.m. Tues., April 9 — See bulletin for Mass schedule; adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Wed., April 10 — See bulletin for Mass schedule; 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 at St. Pius X, 7 p.m. Thurs., April 11 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; Area Worship at Holy Family, 7 p.m. Fri., April 12 — Mass, 8 a.m. 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., April 7 — Handbell practice, 8:45 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m.; fellowship to follow service. Mon., April 8 — Session meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wed., April 10 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m. Sun., April 14 — Handbell practice, 8:45 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m.; fellowship and deacons’ meeting to follow service. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 770 School Rd., Hutchinson Kenneth Rand, Branch President 320-587-5665 Sun., April 7 — 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., April 7 — Worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wed., April 10 — 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., April 7 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., April 4 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m.; fundraiser night at Pizza Ranch; CCW meeting, 7 p.m. Fri., April 5 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20 a.m.; adoration of blessed sacrament follows until noon; ﬁrst Friday communion calls begin, 10 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sat., April 6 — Widow/widower and senior singles breakfast at Dubbs Grill, 9:30 a.m.; sacrament of reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., April 7 — Divine Mercy Sunday; Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass and baptism, 11:30 a.m.; religious education for children and adults, 12:45 p.m.; Diocese of New Ulm Divine Mercy celebration at Holy Family, 2 p.m. Mon., April 8 — No Mass; Schoenstatt girls’ group, 3 p.m. Tues., April 9 — See bulletin for Mass times; junior choir practice, 2:50 p.m.; PAC meeting, 8 p.m. Wed., April 10 — School twohour late start; see bulletin for Mass times; kindergarten through sixth-grade religious education classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; seventh through 11th-grade religious education classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; senior religious education class at St. Pius X, 7 p.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, pastor 320-395-2125 Sun., April 7 — Blue Jean Sunday; worship with Holy Communion, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; Financial Peace University, 2 p.m. Wed., April 10 — Office hours, 3 p.m.; deacons’ meeting, 6 p.m.; choir, 7 p.m. Sat., April 13 — WELCA bake sale and luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
KC paper drive set April 12-13
The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Council No. 1841 will hold a paper drive on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 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. For information or help hauling papers, please call Ray Bandas at 320-3273115.
GFWC Silver Lake totals 1,563 volunteer hours in ’12
GFWC Women’s Club met Monday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the Silver Lake Legion Club rooms. President Margaret Benz opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Club Collect. The state reports for 2012 were given, showing the club did 33 projects for a total of 1,563 volunteer hours.
MEMORIES OF OUR PARENTS
The club will participate in the citywide garage sales on April 25-27 with a bake sale and also will serve a lunch. The group will serve lunch at Music in the Park on Thursday, July 28. The next meeting is set for Monday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the Legion Club rooms.
to be a part of the 2013-14 Silver Lake Guide Book
We are now planning the 2013-14 Silver Lake Guide Book. It will be filled with information about the Silver Lake Area and be distributed FREE to area residents and used as a tool for potential residents and businesses interested in making the Silver Lake area their home.
Delma and Casimer Rozeski
July 4, 1979 * April 9, 2011 Dear Mom and Dad, Your daughters are wondering if you have found each other okay. Our thoughts of the two of you together dancing the polka on the fluffy white clouds of heaven put smiles on our faces that you would be able to see from heaven. The good old day we can’t get back when we were all together, but our beautiful memories and thoughts of you both will be close and dear to our hearts forever.
Your loving daughters and their families miss you both.
Connie Mikolichek, of Silver Lake
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The 15th annual Orth benefit tips off this weekend
The 15th consecutive Tim Orth Memorial Foundation basketball jamboree is this Saturday, April 6 in the GSL High School gymnasium. Event proceeds go toward local and area youths battling to overcome costly health issues. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first game starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for all students. There is a boys and a girls game featuring graduating seniors of schools located in and around McLeod County. The girls’ game will take place at approximately 6 p.m. and is followed by the boys’ game. The games will feature high quality entertainment between quarters and intermissions that are sure to energize the crowd. Groups and organizations participating in the event are: Twin Cities Unicycle Club, Encore School of Dance, Kelly’s Dance Academy, GSL competitive dance team, Laketown Gymnastics of Waconia, Zumba movers, GSL pep band, plus slamdunk contests, shootouts, and more. Proceeds from admissions, concessions, donations, raffles and a silent auction go to this year’s Orth kids, who will be recognized during a special ceremony at halftime of the boys’ game. The nine recipients are: Mason Brink and Kailyn Wester of Hutchinson, Levi Silfverston of Brownton, McKenzie Fairbairn of rural Glencoe, Sara Gomez of Litchfield, Philip Gonzales of Edina, Tate Maurer of Waconia, Tianna Schilling of Maple Plain, and Luke Schumacher of Minnetonka. Stories of the class of 2013 Orth kids were published in The Chronicle’s March 20 and 27 issues. TENTATIVE rosters as of April 2. WEST Girls Kaytlin Kuefler (Annandale); Anna Webster and Alexis Carlen (DasselCokato); Baily Koch and Greta Walsh (Litchfield); Lydia Keft (New London Spicer); Kelly Beneke (GSL); Lexi Erpenbach and Brooke Willemsen (NYA); Krista Lange and Rachel Heuer (Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity). EAST Girls Nico Schmidt and Christina Bruggman (Mayer Lutheran); Alicia Martin Vega (Mound-Westonka); Aly Anton and Emily Bauer (Holy Family); Morgan Iverson, Caroline Jacobs and Stephanie Dressen (Waconia); Kim Mercedes (Hutchinson). WEST Boys Brett Ahseumacher (Annandale); Zach Kinney, Zach Whitchurch, Dylan Koll and Riley Pater (Litchfield); Ethan Maass (GSL); Jake Smith and Seth Aho (Dassel-Cokato); Joey Dreier (New London Spicer); Max Corabow and Tyler Bates (Sibley East); Joey Madsen, Peyton Thiry and Ryan Quast (Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity); Brett Rickheim (GFW). Trenton Draeger (GSL) will only participate in the dunk contest. EAST BOYS Zach Checkal, Dalton Pulis and Adam Schleper (Delano); Joe Spur (Holy Family); Alec Nassirzedah and Alex Aalfs (Hutchinson); Collin Host and Trevor Blackstone (MoundWestonka); Tommy GanderOstrom and Ben Turnham (Orono); Matt Rachey, Wylie Ferron (Waconia); Philbur Fiend, Tanner Luebke (Mayer Lutheran); Luke Marschall and Trevor Groschen (NYA). Ben Lies and Shawn Shindler (Hutchinson), Matt Huesner (Orono) and Austin Fuller (Waconia) will only participate in the dunk contest. By Josh Randt Sports Editor The GSL girls’ golf team has been utilizing the snow to breakup indoor practices that most spring sports team are faced with, to work on physical, as well as mental, conditioning. Head coach Scott Eckhoff has had his team cross country skiing on the Glencoe golf course while talking hole strategies. They’ve also been practicing in the snow with tennis balls in anticipation of the season opener on Monday, April 8 at Waconia. The Panthers will miss Caitlin Miller from last year. Miller was a six-time letter winner for the Panthers and earned All Conference honors at the end of last season, with a 46.22 nine-hole stroke average. Eckhoff has a team full of young, promising golfers who will open up opportunities for plenty of varsity experience. “Alexis Kerslake (sophomore) finished the season strong last season,” Eckhoff said. “She advanced to the second round of section play, and we look for Alexis to be our lead golfer this season.” While Kerslake looks to be the leader and build off of her 52.56 nine-hole average
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GSL girls’ golf team looks to be young but experienced according to Eckhoff
Members of the GSL Varsity girl’s golf team have been cross country skiing along the Glencoe golf course to take a break from indoor practices. From left are: Lexi from last season, three other sophomores with varsity experience are looking to become staples on the girls’ golf team. Ashlyn Ratike, Claire Wraspir and Allie Eischens join Kerslake as the most experienced members of the team. Ratike had a 58.78 nine-hole average, Wraspir a 61.44 and Eischens a 66.33. “All three of these girls have shown steady improvements with each year of experience,” Eckhoff said. “Elizabeth Gran (sophomore) is in her second year and played good golf toward the end of last season, and Madeline Kuehn and Jenna Lokensgard (freshmen) show good promise as young golfers.” While fielding such a young team may give some coaches a cause for concern, Eckhoff has young golfers with varsity experience that could lead to success, if not this season, in
Kerslake, Claire Wraspir, Ashlyn Ratike, Lindsay Wedin, Maddie Kuehn, Lizzy Grand and Allie Eischens. seasons to come. “We are returning five golfers with varsity experience, and we look to have improved individual and team scores from last year,” Eckhoff said. The Panthers finished eighth out of 10 teams in the Wright County Conference last season. While losing a steady golfer like Miller may not improve the chances of moving up in the conference, it will allow this young team to grow together and gain invaluable experience moving forward. Working with such a young team, Eckhoff said the key to success for this year’s team lies within their mental psyche. “Golf is such a mental game,” Eckhoff said. “We will really stress the mental aspect of golf along with good techniques and making good golf decisions. We need to have consistent play from each of our varsity golfers.”
Randt, a Glencoe native, takes over as sports editor
some of the guys. Despite the grueling, and sometimes torturous, practice routine of wrestling, I stuck with the sport because it offered something to do during the grueling, and sometimes torturous, winter months. When I first dressed for varsity football games as a sophomore, I couldn’t believe the number of people in the crowd. Growing up in Glencoe, I remembered the championship team from 2000 and was an audience member for a lot of those games. But when you take the field wearing that varsity uniform, even as a puny little sophomore, you feel an energy and excitement that is unparalleled. That energy and excitement is then amplified when you earn a spot on varsity. The same can be said about any varsity sport; and I’m now tasked with capturing that energy and excitement, and conveying it in a way that makes sense, but is also entertaining. My road to this position is much like my time in high school when I was trying to figure out exactly which sports to play. Except, choosing a career is a little more serious than figuring out if I wanted to shoot jump shots or takedowns. After a brief stint at the Minnesota School of Business in Waite Park, studying health and exercise sciences, I worked full-time for about a year and a half. I then enrolled at Minnesota State University, Mankato and graduated in May of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a focus in journalism. As an undergrad, I interned at The Enterprise in Glencoe for about two months from January 2012 through February of 2012, and worked at a group home in Mankato for the last two years of college. I then worked temporarily at the Hutchinson Leader for about two months this past fall, filling in for a writer in their newsroom, while continuing with my position at the group home. A full-time position as the editor of the Lafayette Nicollet Ledger came available in December of 2012, which I accepted. I worked there for a little over three months before accepting the position here. A former classmate sent me a message on Facebook, notifying me that the Chronicle/Leader was looking for a sports editor. I was elated to think that I might be able to cover athletics in my hometown. When I was still in high school, I remember seeing Lee Ostrom with his camera and notepad at all the different athletic activities and thinking, “Wow. He’s got the coolest job. He just talks with people and takes pictures at local sporting events, and then writes about it.” Meeting with Lee and the staff here I was informed that Lee was really in charge of the “toy department.” Toys or not, the fact of the matter is that Lee loved his position and that showed through his work. Lee stressed that I need to be myself and do things my way, but I can’t help but look at what he’s done for sports in the area during his time here, and hope to emulate him just the slightest bit. I’ll be me, but Lee has set a standard of quality here that I would like to maintain, because this position isn’t about myself, it’s about the community. Lee captured the 2003-04 state football championship team that I was a part of. He also covered the final game ever to be played on Allen Field the next year when I was a senior. Without searching through almanacs of newspapers, I can vividly recall the sports section for both events. These events and happenings may not always be important or newsworthy beyond the local level, but the people who experienced them will always remember. Whether you did a good job, or a bad one, they’ll remember. So I ask that you bear with me as I readjust to the area and to my position. Most of my experience thus far has been with general reporting and events. I’ve always wanted to get more involved in sports journalism but was never afforded the opportunity until now, and I fully intend to seize it. I look forward to seeing some old faces and meeting some new ones while in my new position here at The Chronicle. If you see me out at a game or event feel free to say “hi” or introduce yourself, and let’s make some memories together.
By Josh Randt Sports Editor Well, it happened. I’ve returned to the area as the sports editor of The Chronicle after graduating in 2005 and telling myself that Glencoe would remain in my rearview for the foreseeable future. My parents, Chuck and Linda Randt, still live in town for the time being and have graciously spared their living room and home for myself and all of my belongings while I try to find an apartment. My brother, Matt, lives in Glencoe, which I’m sure will afford many more brotherly outings/squabbles reminiscent of our younger days. My grandmother, Ruth Randt, also lives in Glencoe, as well as a number of other relatives. Despite the strong ties, I never really thought that I’d move back to the area. As a youth, McLeod County didn’t offer much for entertainment. For myself, there was fun to be had in athletics, so it should be no surprise that sports have brought me back to the area. During my time as a student at GSL, I participated in football, wrestling, basketball and baseball. The latter two I never played or pursued at the varsity level. For a brief moment, I only played football until some friends from the wrestling room invited me to join them. They brought me in midway through an afternoon practice and let me roll around with
NYWA State and Invitational Wrestlers
Area wrestlers will participate in the Northland Youth Wrestling Association state and invitational tournaments this weekend in Rochester. Wrestlers with an * above their name will be participating in the state tournament. Back row from left: Cody Rae, Dalton Kosek*, Nate Schuch and Maxx Wettengel. Middle row from left: Zach Voelz*, Garrett Berry*, Aaron Higgins* and Wyatt Berry*. Front row from left: Jack Angelo* and Carter Ruschmeier.
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Fifth-grade Panther Paws
Last Thursday, Lakeside Elementary held its monthly all-school meeting in the gymnasium. Panther Paw awards were given to students in each grade. Fifth-grade recipients include, from left to right, in the front, Jose Mendoza, Lexis Werner, Alex Cohrs, Rose Nussbaum and Holly Bandemer. In the back are Drake Lieser, Mikayla Beneke, Abby Gronlund, Taylor Hatlestad and Juliana Henderson.
3rd-grade Lakeside Panther Paws
The third-grade Panther Paw recipients were announced at the monthly Lakeside Elementary all-school meeting held last Thursday. The students include, from left to right, in the front, Paige Drew, Daniel Schultz, Zach Meyer, Magdalena Villanueva and Malayna Graf. In the back are Tison Werner, Andrew Kettner, Mitchel Jaskowiak, Brent Lipke and Bailey Springer.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
4th-grade Panther Paw students
Lakeside Elementary held its monthly allschool meeting last Thurdsay morning in the gynmnasium at Lakeside. Panther Paw awards were announced for each grade, and for the fourth-grade class, recipients included, from left to right, in the front, Nailea Ramirez, Chloe Popelka, Devon Petersen, Bella Hussong and Sandra Maganda. In the back are Connor Bakken, Lucas Follestad, Jacob Stifter, Zach Voelz and Norique Stuewe.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
6th-grade Panther Paws
At the all-school meeting last Thursday morning at Lakeside Elementary, Panther Paw awards for students of the month were announced. For the sixth grade, students include, from left to right, in the front, Haley Kirchoff, Sacha Willhite, Wyatt Konen and Austin Barrett. In the back are Kimberly Kuenzel, Josh Kuehn, Isauro Guerrero and Molly Green. Missing were Libby Blakowiak and Eric Wheeler.
April 8-12 Silver Lake Senior Nutrition Site Monday — Tator tot casserole, green beans, peaches, bread, margarine, bar, low-fat milk. Tuesday — Roast pork, whole potatoes, buttered cabbage, bread, margarine, rosy applesauce, lowfat milk. Wednesday — Lasagna, California-blend vegetables, lettuce salad with dressing, garlic bread, margarine, pudding, low-fat milk. Thursday — Ginger citrus chicken, rice, fruit, mixed vegetables, cake, low-fat milk. Friday — Meaty beef stew with carrots, potatoes, cole slaw, bread stick, margarine, fruit cobbler, lowfat 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/senior high). Tuesday — Pancake on a stick with syrup or Cheerios and applecinnamon muffin, diced peaches, low-fat milk. Wednesday — Late start, no breakfast. 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 — Mini turkey corn dogs, fun lunch, seasoned carrots, celery sticks, apple wedges, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Beefy nachos with fiesta rice, chef salad, refried beans, jicama sticks with dressing, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Italian meatsauce, whole-grain rotini pasta, bread stick, deli combo sub, seasoned green beans, caesar romaine side salad with dressing, kiwi wedges, chilled peaches. Thursday — Breaded chicken patty on a whole-grain bun, ham and cheese on a whole-grain bun, oven-baked potato wedges, marinated cucumbers and tomatoes, orange wedges, chilled pears. Friday — Tony’s cheese pizza, turkey and cheese on whole-grain bread, seasoned corn, baby carrots, apple wedges, chilled mixed fruit. High School Lunch Monday — Oven-baked turkey corn dogs, baked beans, baked tator tots, confetti coleslaw, celery sticks with dressing, apple, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday — Mexican bar with chicken or beef soft-shell tacos, brown rice, refried beans, southwest black beans, baby carrots with dressing, petite banana, chilled applesauce. Wednesday — Breaded chicken parmesan, whole-grain noodles, seasoned carrots, broccoli salad with raisins, red pepper strips with dressing, kiwi wedges, chilled peaches. Thursday — Roast turkey in gravy, stuffing, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, jicama fruit salad, cucumber slices with dressing, orange, chilled pears. Friday — Pasta bar with chicken and broccoli casserole or pizza casserole, bread stick, steamed green beans, caesar romaine salad, baby carrots with dressing,
Outdoor Club at Grace Bible Church set Sunday, April 14
Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will host a special Outdoor Club meeting on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m., at the church. This informal gettogether is titled “How to Tie Flies” and will be led by veteran fly-tiers Al Teubert and Eric Nelson. This Outdoor Club get-together will last about an hour and includes a brief devotional time, actual hands-on experience, and time for input and questions from those who attend. Other upcoming Outdoor Club meetings in future months include: “Planning a Boundary Waters Canoe Trip” and “Bow Hunting.” Anyone any age is invited to attend, and there is no charge. The church is located in Silver Lake at 300 Cleveland St., next to the city water tower.
City of Silver Lake
Assessment Notice City of Silver Lake NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Board of Appeal of the City of Silver Lake, McLeod County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said City at 6 PM on Monday the 8th day of April, 2013, for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said City for the year, 2013. 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 complain. Given under my hand this 18th day of February, 2013. /s/ Kerry Venier Clerk of the City of Silver Lake (Published in The Silver Lake Leader April 4, 2013)
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Appeal - *Equalization of the Town of Hale, McLeod County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said Town Hall at 7 o’clock p.m., Wednesday the 10th day of April, 2013 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Town of Hale for the year 2013. 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 4th day of April, 2013. Tammy Stifter Clerk of the Town of Hale
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OLD MOTORCYCLES WANTED: Cash paid, preferably nonrunning condition, title or no title, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Triumph and other makes. Please call Darick at 507-381-3405. JUNK BATTERIES WANTED We buy used batteries and lead weights. Paying top dollar for junk batteries. Paying $8 to $24/battery. We pick up. Call 800-777-2243. Ask for Dana. WANTED TO BUY: Old signs all types, farm primitive painted furniture all types, cupboards, cubby units, locker and pool wire baskets, wood & metal pieces with lots of drawers, old pre-1960 holiday decorations, industrial/school items such as metal racks, stools, workbenches, lightning rods and balls, weather vanes, architectural items like corbels and stain glass windows. We buy one item and entire estates. Don’t get a dumpster until you call us first! We are local. (612) 590-6136.
Sacred Heart, 205 Harrison St. Nice 2BR, 1BA, single family 1,359 sq. ft. , detached garage. Lease option or cash. $250 down, $217/mo. (803) 978-1542. Newer one-level 2BR townhome on Silver Lake. Open kitchen, dining and living area. One bathroom with shower and grab bars. Washer and dryer included in unit. Single car attached garage. In-floor heating and air conditioning. Cable ready. Gary (763) 639-9505.
REMEMBER THE PAST Spring Vintage Occasional Sale, located in the Hutchinson Mall, April 17-21. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. Furniture, home decor, linens, yard and garden, collectibles and unique treasures. (320) 583-9519 Buying and Selling.
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By Jake Yurek
A cold, quiet start to the week will give way to a more active pattern as we move toward the weekend. We started out this week with high temperatures about 20 degrees south of where they should be thanks to a reinforcing blast of Canadian air. That should be filtered out by midweek and allow temperatures to rise back into the 40s, close to 50, where we should be this time of year. Precipitation chances start on Wednesday night with perhaps a light shower here and there, but it will be hit and miss. The better chance of rain moves in Friday-Saturday, with Saturday being our best chance. We should be able to hold most of the moisture Friday, so we may be able to salvage that one. A frontal system will set up over the state on Saturday though, and it will be the focus of rain and possibly snow showers on the north side. Right now, we’ll be very close to the front, so it’s hard to say for sure how warm/cold we’ll get. I’m guessing most of the precipitation will stay in the form of rain, but a lot can change from when I’m writing this. Sunday stays cloudy with lingering showers. Taking a peek at the extended forecast shows another chance of showers Monday with a weak impulse, and a large storm brewing for the Tuesday timeframe, so that might be something to watch. Have a great week, all. Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend Wednesday night — Lows 30-36; slight chance of rain showers. Thursday — Highs 44-50; lows 26-34; partly cloudy. Friday — Highs 43-49; lows 30-36; clouds/rain possibly mixing with snow. Saturday — Highs 39-45; lows 26-32; rain, possibly mixing with snow late. Sunday — Highs 38-45; clouds/early shower. Weather Quiz: Does the large amount of water we had locked up in the snow this winter ease our ongoing drought conditions? Answer to last week’s question: Highest temperature 95 degrees (April 21, 1980); lowest temperature 2 degrees (April 13, 1962); most precipitation 2.58 inches (April 6, 2006); and most snowfall 13.6 inches (April 14, 1983). And we’ve seen over three inches of snow all the way out to April 30, so we aren’t out of the woods yet. Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
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Seventeen of Glencoe-Silver Lake’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) students qualified for national competition recently. They include, front row, from left, Kaitlyn Boesche, Katie Urban, Shannon Twiss, Mackenzie Matousek, Samantha Iverson and Brody Bratsch. Second row, Joe Fehrenbach, Kurtis Kunkel, Eric Thalmann, Ash-
ley Hall, Krissy Garbers, Mercy Rakow and Rachel Rusten. Back row, Ashlyn Ratike, Ashley Schaefer, Derek Bratsch, Brandon Ebert, Oakley Clark, Patrick Fehrenbach, Mark Lueders, Michael Boesche and Lindsay Wedin. Missing were Tate Lilienthal and Michael Schaefer.
17 GSL students advance to national BPA competition
Seventeen students involved with Glencoe-Silver Lake’s Business and Professionals of America (BPA) competition qualified for the National Leadership Conference, while seven others qualified as alternates after the recent state BPA results. The national qualifiers included: Kaitlyn Boesche, first place, advanced word processing; second place, desktop publishing. Brody Bratsch, first place, database. Mercy Rakow, first place, medical office procedures. Samantha Iverson, first place, advanced desktop publishing; alternate in graphic design. Krissy Garbers, second place, administrative support team. Ashley Hall, second place, administrative support team. Kurtis Kunkel, second place, administrative support team; fourth, database. Eric Thalmann, second place, administrative support team. Michael Boesche, second place, keyboarding. Mark Lueders, second place, fundamental word processing; alternate, fundamental spreadsheet applications. Ashley Schaefer, third place, integrated office procedures; fifth place, advanced office systems and procedures. Katie Urban, third place, advanced office systems and procedures; alternate in desktop publishing. Mackenzie Matousek, fourth place, advanced office systems and procedures. Ashlyn Ratike, fourth place, integrated office procedures. Joe Fehrenbach, fifth place, advanced spreadsheets; alternate, database. Lindsay Wedin, fifth place, basic office procedures. Shannon Twiss, seventh place, legal office procedures. Alternates also included Derek Bratsch, Oakley Clark, Brandon Ebert, Patrick Fehrenbach, Tate Lilienthal, Rachel Rusten and Michael Schaefer.
County planning group approves permit for shed
By Lori Copler Staff Writer The McLeod County Planning Advisory Committee approved a 40-foot by 80-foot pole shed for Jeremy Powell of Hutchinson Township at its March 27 meeting. Powell applied for a conditional use permit because the shed is greater than the 2,400 square feet allowed on parcels of property less than 10 acres in size in an agriculture district. Powell, who has a 3.97-acre farm site on 220th Street, northeast of Hutchinson, intends to tear down two smaller sheds and replace them with the new shed for the cold storage of farm equipment and personal items. Zoning Administrator Larry Gasow said the new shed will meet all of the setback requirements and will “improve the site and blend in with other farms and sites out there.” Gasow said the application also was approved by the Hutchinson Township Board of Supervisors. Wednesday’s meeting also included a public hearing on the application, with no neighbors in attendance. Gasow also said that he had received no feedback either in writing or by phone from neighbors. The Planning Committee will send the application on to the County Board for final approval. Gasow said the permit will appear on the County Board’s consent agenda for its April 16 meeting.
ECFE slates April 18 celebration at library
Calling all readers and wannabees! Mark your calendars now for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading celebration Thursday, April 18, at 6 p..m, at the Glencoe Library in Glencoe. Children who have reached the 1,000 books level will receive a hardbound book to commemorate their achievement from the Friends of the Library group, and all participants will receive a book and certificate to honor their reading achievement. Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam! Starring Wendy Rose Baldinger will highlight the evening with stories and music in a literacy-based, interactive program. All area families are invited to attend there; there is no registration or fees. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is sponsored by GSL Early Childhood Family Education, the Brownton and Glencoe public libraries, and the GSL Schools. Children from infants up to kindergarten-entry are invited to participate in a free, readaloud program that tracks the number of books that are read before a child starts kindergarten. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a continuous program until a child ages out. New children may also join at any time by completing an application and picking up a book journal. Think about participating this summer when the older children will be doing the summer reading program. Reading aloud to your child regularly is one of the best and least expensive ways to help your child be successful in kindergarten! Shelby Rolf Katie Eggert
Dairy Princess coronation set April 6 at Hutchinson
The 60th McLeod County Dairy Association Spring Banquet and Dairy Princess Coronation are set for Saturday, April 6, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. The 2013 candidates include Shelby Rolf, daughter of Dan and Jill Rolf of Glencoe, and Katie Eggert, daughter of Jerry and Connie Eggert of Hutchinson. Appetizers are at 7 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m. followed by the makeyour-own sundae bar. Also presented at the banquet are The Butter Knife, Friend of Dairy and Dairy Farm Woman of the Year awards. The emcee for the evening is Joe Neubauer, who is an agriculture educator. Dinner music is by Alice Nowak. Door prizes will be given. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Children under 5 are free. For tickets contact Peggy Engelmann 238-2341, Roger Rolf 3952207 or Janice Konerza 3272821.
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