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Vol. 112 No. 36 • Thursday, August 29, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
Council looking at lowering levy for ’14
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer At its regular meeting last Monday, the Silver Lake City Council heard that the levy could possibly be “lowered” from 2013. City Clerk Kerry Venier said the total levy in 2013 was set at $481,974, and in 2014, “based on the budgets that have been submitted so far, our 2014 levy could total $468,452, a decrease of 2.81 percent,” Venier said. In 2013, the general fund levy was set at $380,604 and the debt service levy was at $101,370. For the 2014 preliminary budget, the general fund levy is at $371,402 and the debt service levy is at $97,402. “We aren’t seeing any new spending in 2014, and we are adjusting wages and insurance. That explains the preliminary decrease,” Venier said. He said there is actually a 2.8 percent increase in general fund expenses. “In 2013, our budget was at $662,473 for expenses. For 2014, we are looking at $680,909. But we are seeing more revenues come in this year than in 2013,” Venier said. He said that local government aid (LGA) saw a $30,000 increase, “bringing us back to 2012 levels. My hope is that will stay,” Venier said. Venier said the city’s net tax capacity also decreased. In 2013, it was at $325,732 and in 2014, it is $322,396. The property tax rate in 2013 was 147.97 percent and in 2014, it is 145.30 percent. “All things considered, we are sitting in a fairly good spot. We have to fine tune the budget yet, and we are missing a few departments, but it’s looking good,” Venier said. A special meeting to review the 2014 budget and levy is set for Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium. In other matters, the Council: • Reviewed the July 2013 and year-to-date Municipal Liquor Store (MLS) reports to find that in July, the MLS had a net profit of negative 9.13 percent, down from the 4.32 percent reported in July 2012. MLS manager Jon Jerabek said the decrease is due to stocking and purchasing inventory for Pola-Czesky Days. “We don’t see profits from that event until the August report,” he said. Revenues in July also were lower than in 2012; they were reported at $14,119.24, and in 2012 revenues were at $19,348.07. This year, expenses also were up compared to 2012 reports; they totaled $18,121.20 and in 2012, expense totals were $17,384.17. “The increase in expenses this month is also due to paying out the previous manager’s (Jerry Quast) vacation time,” Venier said. • Approved on-sale liquor licenses for the Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 for Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 24, and Dec. 29. • Heard two different parties are interested in purchasing the Marathon gas station. “They have been referred to MidCountry Bank and the bank would like to straighten out the misconception that they are holding up the process,” Venier said. “The previous owners still own the property. It’s being sold, and the bank is still real firm in trying to get $300,000, but the bank does not own it,” Venier said. He added that the owners still have the title to the property. “The bank said it’s not them putting a kink in the hold up. They are still interested in the property, and the bank wants to move it, but there’s a hold up with the previous owners,” Venier said. “What is the process for the bank to take over? I mean really, after two years?” Councilor Eric Nelson asked. “The guys told me at the bank it’s longer than you want to know,” Mayor Bruce Bebo said. He added: “I don’t care who owns it, but somebody should
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
Bikes ’n Blues
The first annual “Bikes-nBlues” event was held last Sunday in the softball park in Silver Lake. Over 350 people were in attendance and three bands performed, including Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers, Jeff Ray, and Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders. Above, Nolan Johnson and son Michael pose for a picture in their motrocycle side car. To the right, Alex “Crankshaft” Larson and Pete Knapp (on the drums) of Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders and below are Rachel Taubert and Kristen Knapp as back-up singers. Bikes-n-Blues is scheduled to be an annual event, and the organizers are looking to plan the next event for the weekend of July 4-5, 2014.
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Not everyone supports paving Luce Line Trail
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer Not everyone in Silver Lake supports the paving of the Luce Line Trail, and area resident Greg Graczyk approached the Silver Lake City Council last Monday to put that fact on the record. “I only come forward to you because I read in the paper that no individuals or organizations had ‘expressed opposition’ of it in person. I’m not here to get involved on a drawn-out drama over the pros and cons of paving the trail,” Graczyk said. He owns land around the Luce Line Trail and said he was concerned about the funding of the project regarding state bonding and the county’s involvement. “I am kind of upset our county is going to be taxing us a wheelage tax to fund the highway department, but somehow has money to commit to paving the trail,” Graczyk said. “Ultimately, I can’t support use of my money to do this project,” he added. Graczyk also said he hadbeen in contact with others who oppose the movement to pave the trail, and he said he was there to share their concerns as well. “Some of the residents and farmers opposed to paving the trail had concerns about drainage, access and legal crossings,” Graczyk said. “But I can’t blame Mr. (Frank) Koelfgen and other supporters for supporting the trail,” he added. Graczyk said he understands businesses being interested in bringing “out-of-towners” to Silver Lake. “But is his concern any more important than those of landowners up and down the trail? I would hope not,” Graczyk said. “I’m not here to sway anybody’s opinions and it’s probably a moot point anyway, but my hope is that these issues would be resolved ahead of time, instead of on the fly during the project,” Graczyk said. He added that he hopes his personal concerns with owning land around the trail would be addressed before anything happened. “I also hope the Council agrees that the Silver Lake community isn’t tied by the politcal boundaries of a city, but includes surrounding rural areas, too,” Graczyk said. “I just hope you consider us, too. Anybody can contact me at anytime and I am readily available to talk. My door’s always open,” he said. Mayor Bruce Bebo thanked Graczyk for his presentation and for voicing his opinion.
Wang resigns as Lakeside principal, heated debate ensues
By Rich Glennie Editor After 2-1/2 hours of often heated discussion, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board, meeting in special session Tuesday night, accepted the resignation of Lakeside Elementary Assistant Principal Michelle Wang and will fill the position as soon as possible. It was the only topic on the agenda. But the vote was not unanimous. Board member Jamie Alsleben voted no on the motion, which passed 5-1. While Alsleben had high praise for Wang and her leadership skills, he felt the School Board had a “golden opportunity” to restructure its administrative team. Currently, GSL has four administrators — two principals and two assistants — Wang at Lakeside; Bill Butler, elementary principal at Helen Baker; Paul Sparby, high school principal; and Dan Svoboda, assistant high school principal. Alsleben felt with three building sites/campuses, three administrators could handle the workload, and the money saved from not filling Wang’s position could be used to meet other needs, like a school counselor at each site. He felt moving Svoboda to Lakeside would save money and still continue to have an administrator at each site. But his plan ran into opposition from most of the other board members and Superintendent Chris Sonju. “I’m not willing to go there,” said board member Anne Twiss. She said she was on the School Board as GSL was coming out of statutory operating debt about six years ago, and the administration had been cut to two positions. “It was awful,” she added. Twiss stressed that Alsleben’s reduction in administration could happen if the district proceeds with its facilities plans that would close Helen Baker and move the students to an expanded Lincolnhigh school campus. Board member Donna VonBerge said that is what the public needs to realize. She said the School Board’s discussion is what the public needs to hear in order to understand the administrative needs and why. But Alsleben was persistent. He insisted that it “behooves” the School Board to look at restructuring now that there is a vacant position. “It’s easier to do when there is a vacant spot than when someone’s in it,” Alsleben said, He said looking at restructuring the administrative team now “is not right or wrong.” “The driving force is to save dollars?” Sonju asked of the
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Silver Lake City Council
Special Meeting Sept. 5, 2013 7 p.m. Agenda
Call to order: Approve Agenda Old business: 1. Review 2014 preliminary budget and levy. New business: 2. One-day gambling and on-sale 3.2 beer license for Holy Family Catholic Church. Open discussion:
Hutchinson Auxiliary to meet
Silver Lake Leader photos by Ayssa Schauer
The regular monthly meeting of the Hutchinson Auxiliary Unit 96 will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Hutchinson American Legion Post 96. Standing rules, the general budget, membership and poppy budget will be discussed.
On Saturday morning, the county shed parking lot in Silver Lake was transformed into a school bus accident for local fire departments, emergency medical services, law enforcement and school bus drivers to particpate. The scene was a simulation, and students and adults acted as victims, patients, and bystanders to produce some of the challenges that may occur in such an incident. To the right, patients Madilynn Anderson, Mitchell Humlicek and Jaxin Anderson, and EMTs Andrea Ruud, Dawn Wehmeyer and Duane Wawrzyniak discuss scene logistics.
Seniors club meets Sept. 9
The Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium. Member Adam Kaspryzk has moved and his address is 625 Central Ave., Room 212, Osseo, MN 55369.
Degree of Honor to meet
Silver Lake Degree of Honor No. 182 will meet Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Theater activities to begin
Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Dr. Seuss and Me,” on Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 10 through Sept. 24, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Panther Field House in Glencoe. Kindergarten through second graders will act out their favorite Dr. Seuss stories like “The Cat in the Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham” and share it with family and friends. For more information and/or cost of registration call Glencoe Community Education at 320864-2690.
Mock bus accident tests prepardeness
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer The county shed parking lot in Silver Lake was transformed into a school bus accident scene last Saturday morning for a frightening “what-if” mass casualty situation. Bob Scheidt, former Glencoe fire chief and current fire rescue consultant at the Center for Business and Industry at South Central College, spent the last three months preparing and organizing the “school bus extrication” drill for local emergency responders, fire departments, law enforcement, school bus drivers and Glencoe-Silver Lake school administration. “The purpose of the drill was to create awareness and to develop a level of preparedness in the event of a school bus accident,” Scheidt said. He said one of the training objectives was to incorporate as many entities in McLeod County — fire, ambulance, bus drivers, the school district and law enforcement — to work together and develop a “plan” for this kind of accident. “Preparedness is essential. I put together this program for all these entities to work together and develop a protocol so that if this happens, everybody kind of knows what to do next,” Scheidt said. “I felt the end result of the drill was very positive. Obviously, everybody’s number one concern is the safety of the students — to treat and take care of them, and make sure everyone is held accountable on scene, and that all students are checked over before they are released from the scene,” Scheidt said. He said some of the “preparedness” involves outfitting the school buses with student packets and making sure all bus drivers have up-to-date student lists on their rigs. “Those lists makes it easier for the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) to account for number of victims and patients,” Scheidt said. An in-class portion of the drill was held last Wednesday evening, and members from the Silver Lake Ambulance, Silver Lake Fire Department, Glencoe Fire Department, Glencoe EMS, Plato Fire Department, Brownton Fire Department, Lester Prairie Fire Department, Allina EMS and Ridgeview EMS were present. Glencoe-Silver Lake School District bus drivers also were in attendance, as well as Superintendent Chris Sonju. “Communication is key and one of the big objectives of the program was to create sort of a ‘communication protocol’ so that information is relayed to all agencies in this event,” Scheidt said. The drill on Saturday portrayed a school bus tipped on its side, with rubble and rocks protruding from the vehicle. Students and adults volunteered as actors and were given certain symptoms, injuries, and vital signs for the EMS to triage and treat. Triaging patients means to identify the most critical patients to the least critical — from near-death victims to walking-wounded patients. “We also brought in bigger challenges by having adults act as nosy parents and bystanders. It really creates the scene and shows all the agencies what can happen at an accident. We have to consider all disruptions and distractions. Perimeters need to be set up to deal with these challenges so that responders and EMS can do their jobs safely and efficiently,” Scheidt said. Scheidt added that some patients were given commands to “wander” from the scene. “It’s a very real problem, and we have to make sure we address all possible challenges in keeping the students safe,” Scheidt said. He said another goal was to practice “incident command” between all ambulance services and fire departments. “That communication is so important, especially in these high-stress scenes. We need to know who is arriving for back up, how many ambulances can respond, etc. Everybody needs to know what patients are where and where they’re being treated, etc.,” Scheidt said. “The challenges are definitely there, particularly if something like this happened in the daytime. Help is limited,” he added. “Overall, I think our objectives were met. The situation was well-managed and communication was there between all agencies. It was very well done, and the scope of the situation remained — to deal with the students and take care of them,” he said.
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Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
75 YEARS AGO - SEPT. 3, 1938 — Silver Lake Public Schools will open Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, at nine o’clock and close at 3 p.m. Attention is also called to the parents in Independent School District No. 38 that the Compulsory Attendance Laws now require that all children attend school until they become 16 years of age although they have graduated from the eighth grade. This does not apply to the rural school districts except under certain conditions. Orrin Hager is in charge of the new school bus route established this year. While non-resident high school students will be given preference, if more room is available, elementary grade pupils of public rural schools will be allowed to use the bus by paying the required monthly fee. Work was started this week on the rebuilding, regrading, and changing of Highway No. 7 between Silver Lake and Hutchinson. The road, it is understood, will not be moved in town with work being started a short distance west of the village limits. Bernard Waldoch, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Waldoch of Cokato, who is studying for the priesthood at Nazareth Hall, St. Paul, has been chosen by Archbishop Murrary to go to Belguim for six years of study at Louvain University. A farewell dinner will be given by the St. Adalbert Church parish on Sunday noon, Sept. 4, in the school basement in his honor. Tickets are 50¢ and 25¢. He will leave here on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and will sail from New York on Saturday, Sept. 17. Eighty acres of the 120-acre farm in Hale Township owned by William Miska was sold to Adolph Konerza. The 80 acres is with buildings and has been rented by the Goodman family. Possession is to be given next month. The marriage of Gladys Ondrachek to Elvin Yukel took place on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 30, at 3 o’clock at the Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake. 50 YEARS AGO - AUG. 29, 1963 — Daylight Saving Time ends Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, at 2 a.m. The Silver Lake Public School and St. Adalbert and St. Joseph Catholic schools will open on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 1 p.m. The full program for all schools will begin on Wednesday. The opening football game for the Silver Lake football team, under Coach Ralph Munsterteiger, will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, against Rockford at the high school athletic field at 2 p.m. Harvey Klima has petitioned to the Board of Commissioners of McLeod County to have his land set off from District 101 to District 425. The hearing of the petition will be held at the regular meeting of the commissioners on Thursday, Sept. 5. Some of the specials at Ruzicka’s Super Market include: 10-pound bag of sugar 99¢; Robin Hood flour, 50-pound bag $3.49; Hills Bros. coffee, 3-pound can $1.69; Armour Star whole picnics, 25¢ a pound; Vista Pak graham crackers, 1-pound package 29¢; 7 ounce package; Fruit Loops cereal 33¢; red delicious apples, 4pound bag 59¢; Spry, 2-pound can 59¢; fresh fryers, 89¢ each; Purex, gallon 55¢. Mrs. August Teply, 85, died on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Community Hospital, St. Peter. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Presbyterian Church, St. Peter, with burial services at the Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Silver Lake. Mrs. Emma Miska, 80, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Hutchinson Hospital. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning, Aug. 27, at the Church of St. Joseph. Thomas Purull, 85, passed away on Monday, Aug. 26, at his home in Silver Lake. Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning, Aug. 29, at the Church of St. Adalbert. A 35th wedding anniversary open house for Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bjork will be held on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Stockholm Lutheran Church parlors. Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Yukel will observe their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, Sept. 1, at their home. On Saturday morning, May 11, at the Church of St. George, Ruth Lehman and Dennis Karnos were united in marriage. 25 YEARS AGO - SEPT. 1, 1988 — School opens for the Silver Lake Public School and Silver Lake Parochial School on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Sam Shimanski, who originally designed and painted the Silver Lake Championship Football sign at the school athletic field, updated the sign to include the 1987 State Championship. The Silver Lake Sports Boosters Club sponsored the project. Filings for the position of Silver Lake Mayor and Council have opened and will remain open until Sept. 13. The mayor position is currently held by Duane Yurek. City Council positions are currently held by Dale Miska and Henry Shimanski. Filing for the City Council position for the unexpired term of Duane Jaskowiak, currently held by Harold Nowak, is also open. Postmaster Stanley Drahos and employees will host an open house at the post office on Thursday morning, Sept. 8. Fifteen entries were submitted for the 1989 Silver Lake Centennial Book Cover Contest. The winning entry was submitted by Jeanne Paggen of Rock Island, Ill., a former Silver Lake resident. Mrs. Virginia (Dan) Huebert, 66, passed away at her home in Hutchinson on Friday, Aug. 26. Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Congregational United Church of Christ of Hutchinson. Daughters were born to Daniel and Janice (Pokornowski) Konerza on Aug. 16 and Dave and Nancy (Nowak) Plamann on Aug. 25.
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Last Thursday, the Oaks and Pines Bell Choir entertained residents at Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake. The choir is directed by Jane Messner and Renae Ashwill and consists of 12 members. From left to right, playing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” are Bernice Gehlen, Pat Paulson, Don Ljungren, Marilyn Reinarts, Adrien Schwartz (partially hidden) and Esther Ziemann.
It’s already back-to-school time
Can you believe school starts next week? Are some of you parents ready for it, thinking it’s about time? I remember the days of back to school, especially in rural Wisconsin — those early August mornings, with the hazy grapefruit-like sun hanging over the bluffs, the towering corn fields shimmering under the morning dew, the rumbling of the nearing school bus, and Mom lining us kids up “really quick” for the annual, back-toschool photo before we’re chasing down the driveway to hop on the yellow rig. I’m really so thankful Mom has documented every fashion trend I’ve worn throughout the years — from tall white socks and short shorts, to teddy bear sweaters, to too-short bangs and the classic bowl haircut of the early 1990s, and anything else that has potential to embarrass me. It seems that I blinked once at the beginning of this month during Pola-Czesky Days and all of a sudden, my eyes are open and here I am, in the last week of August. Much has happened in this humid month, and the busyness of the last few weeks has reaffirmed why I love both my jobs here at the newspaper and working for Bonnie Mohr. Since our beloved PolaCzesky Days, the weekends and weekdays have been booked working at the McLeod County Fair, managing a booth at an art crawl event, interviewing local business owners for our harvest supplement issue, covering and participating in an important ambulance drill, meeting cute musicians and taking photos at the first annual “Bikes-n-Blues” event, and putting some time in for Bonnie at her booth at the “great Minnesota get-together,” otherwise known as the State Fair. And the best part is that I’m
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By Alyssa Schauer
actually enjoying all this time running around. While taking photos at the county fair, I experienced my first ever swine show, and witnessed the laborious task of showing uncooperative, galloping, snorting pigs. I’ve concluded that pigs are mean, and cannot be easily maneuvered, especially by petite schoolchildren who are determined to get their hog to behave. I was lucky enough to attend the fair with Grandma, my great-grandma Dolores, and my great-great aunt Rita, who taught me how to twostep during one of the music performances, and didn’t even mind me stepping on her toes once or twice. I think. Then came the art crawl event at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, where I met thousands of people, and even a few that knew where Silver Lake was located! My favorite customer though, was this elderly lady, who said, “Oh yeah, I know right were Silver Lake is. Still has the best dance hall in my mind.” Naturally, I gave her a wideeyed look and excited smile and exclaimed in agreement, “YES, IT DOES!” My dad agrees and said that no matter where I’m living in the United States at the time, my wedding dance has to be at the auditorium. I might agree. And then from the beautiful gardens of the arboretum, I found myself in an expansive meat cooler the very next week, holding my breath so as not to smell the 200 gutted pigs hanging by their hind hooves from a suspended ceiling in a local meat market, as I interviewed Randy Lang about his meat processing business. I can tell you one thing — I’m excited to try those gourmet stuffed burgers he has. I should remember to not interview over dinner time; I had to stop from salivating as I stood in front of the coolers and stared at the summer sausage, pepper sticks, and stuffed pork chops. The week was then rounded out by the exciting, new event in Silver Lake — Bikes-nBlues. I had been looking forward to that since Council approved the event in July. I got to lounge in the grass with blues artist Jack Klatt and his “Cat Swingers,” alongside their vintage camper, talking blues styles, Minneapolis life, and the importance of “good ol’ finger-pickin’ music.” Although the heat was stifling, the event was incredible and the music was outstanding. And in case you missed it, don’t worry, a similar occasion is scheduled for next year over the Fourth of July, and word on the street says there might be 10 bands performing! So yes, I’d say it was a successful August, and the good news is that the Jeep is keeping up with all of this traveling. Let’s hope it stays that way! Both my grandma and my editor had flat tires this week, and I’m just praying I’m not next in line. Stay cool, friends!
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Obituaries Earl Gerhard Ehrke, 85, of Glencoe
Funeral services for Earl Gerhard Ehrke, 85, of Glencoe, were held Thursday, Aug. 22, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe. The Rev. L i n z y Collins Jr. officiated. Mr. Ehrke died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Glencoe Reg i o n a l Earl Ehrke Health Services long-term care facility. The organist was Lon Roach. The soloist was the Rev. Linzy Collins Jr., who sang “Asleep in Jesus,” “My Jesus, I Love Thee” and “Beyond the Sunset.” Special CD music was “Far Side Banks of Jordan.” The congregational hymn was “Just As I Am.” Honorary pallbearers were his great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Brian Landin, Christine Dammann, Daniel Ehrke, Carrie Schrader, Karen Hecksel, Sharon Hecksel and Thomas Ehrke. Interment was in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Rich Valley Township, Silver Lake. Mr. Ehrke was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Lester Prairie, to Frederich Jr. and Ida (Fruetel) Ehrke. He was baptized in the Christian faith as an infant on Jan. 15, 1928, by the Rev. H.B. Witzke at his home, and confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 17, 1940, by the Rev. Martin L. Seybold at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, now Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie. He helped on the family farm and received his education at District 5 country school in McLeod County. On May 9, 1950, Mr. Ehrke was united in marriage to Gladys Vorlicek by the Rev. Walter Fischer at Czech Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake. The Ehrkes made their home on a farm in Bergen Township until 2012, when Mr. Ehrke became a resident of Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Denise, Douglas and Mark. The Ehrkes shared 52 years of marriage before Mrs. Ehrke died on Aug. 26, 2002. Mr. Ehrke was a dairy farmer, plus partial owner of EFG Tilling, worked for Radtke Excavating in Lester Prairie and did clean up at Green Giant in Glencoe. He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Lester Prairie, serving two terms on the church council, on two minister search committees and as the financial chairman for the building committee. In his later years, he was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe, serving on a search committee. He was a member of Western Fraternal in Hutchinson, Farm Bureau and a board member of the Lester Prairie Farmers Elevator in Lester Prairie. Mr. Ehrke raised dairy cattle, hogs and worked the land, providing everything that his family needed to lead an enjoyable life. When the work was done, the Ehrkes often went to a polka dance. Mr. Ehrke enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing, bird watching, gardening, listening to music, playing cards and traveling abroad and in the United States. He loved to play his harmonica, especially at nursing homes, jam sessions and church services. He had a sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes. He cherished the time spent with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchild. Survivors include his children, Denise (Kurt) Landin of Glencoe, Douglas (Suzanne) Ehrke of Glencoe, and Mark Ehrke and Andrew Ruan of Beijing, China; grandchildren, Brian (Jill) Landin of Richfield, Christine (Maurice) Dammann of Lester Prairie, Daniel (Kristal) Ehrke of Glencoe, Carrie (Douglas) Schrader of Glencoe, Karen (Jason) Hecksel of Silver Lake, Sharon (Neil) Hecksel of Lester Prairie, and Thomas (Niki) Ehrke of Clovis, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Henry Landin, Miles Landin, Taylor Kriz, Travis Dammann, Cory Dammann, Lillian Ehrke, Eli Ehrke, Brooke Noeldner, Hunter Noeldner, Chase Noeldner, Tobey Noeldner, Andrea Nelson, William Hecksel, Samuel Hecksel, Benjaman Hecksel and Joshua Hecksel; great-great-grandchild, Domanik Dammann; brother, Clarence (Ramona) Ehrke of Lester Prairie; sister, Doris (Orville) Gatz of Wayzata; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dallas Ehrke of Glencoe, and Evelyn Esping and her husband, Gary, of Woodbury; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceding him in death were his wife, Gladys Ehrke; parents, Fred and Ida Ehrke; inlaws, Art and Blanche Vorlicek; sister, Edna Fenske; brother, Walter Ehrke; sisterin-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Harold Hlavka; and other relatives. Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge. com. Click on obituaries/ guest book.
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2265 http://silverlakechurch.org Sat., Aug. 31 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — “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, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Confirmation class resumes, 6 p.m.; prayer time, 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 7 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 8 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.m. Mon., Sept. 9 — Church Board meeting, 7 p.m. Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-3272843. FAITH PRESBYTERIAN 108 W. Main St., Silver Lake 320-327-2452 Fax 320-327-6562 E-mail: faithfriends @embarqmail.com Mark Ford, Pastor Carol Chmielewski, CLP Office hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship service with fellowship to follow, 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Presbyterian Women meeting, 1:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 8 — Worship service with fellowship to follow, 10 a.m.; deacons’ meeting after service; music and worship meeting, 11:15 a.m. Tues., Sept. 10 — Session meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 11 — Christian Education meeting, 6:30 p.m.; choir practice, 6:45 p.m. CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY 700 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., Aug. 29 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m. Fri., Aug. 30 — Mass, 8 a.m. Sat., Aug. 31 — Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tues., Sept. 3 — Mass, 8 a.m.; eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.; meet and greet at St. Mary’s in Winsted, 12:30 p.m.; Area Word at Holy Family, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Mass, 5 p.m.; grades one through six religious education parent meeting and ﬁrst night of classes, 5:30 p.m.; grades seven through 11 religious education parent meeting and ﬁrst night of classes, 7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 5 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; CCW, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 6 — Mass, 8 a.m.; First Friday Calls. Sat., Sept. 7 — Rosary Society meeting, 9 a.m.; Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.; youth group registration. WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 950 School Rd. S.W. Hutchinson 320-587-9443 E-mail: infor@ loversoftruth.com Jim Hall, Pastor Sun., Sept. 1 — 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., Sept. 1 — 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., Sept. 1 — Worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — 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., Sept. 1 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., Aug. 29 — Teacher workshop; morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m. Fri., Aug. 30 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 5:30 p.m.. Sat., Aug. 31 — Spanish baptism, 10 a.m.; noon baptism in English; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 1 — Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Mass at Seneca, 4:30 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., Sept. 2 — Labor Day; no Mass; ofﬁces closed. Tues., Sept. 3 — First day of school K-6; opening school Mass, 9 a.m.; area word committee meeting, Holy Family, 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 4 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; parent meeting in church, 7 p.m.; grades K-6 religious education (RE) classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; grades 7-11 RE classes, 7 p.m.-8:15 p.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. SW., Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, senior pastor Adam Krumrie, worship pastor/director of student ministries No calendar submitted. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, pastor 320-395-2125 Sun., Sept. 1 — Worship with Holy Communion, 9 a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 10 a.m.
Marietta Nowak, 84, of Silver Lake
A Concelebrated Mass of Christian burial for Marietta Nowak, 84, of Silver Lake, was held Saturday, Aug. 24, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Patrick Okonkow and the Rev. Mark Mallak were the concelebrants. M r s . Nowak died Marietta Wednesday, Nowak Aug. 21, 2013, at Cedar Crest in Silver Lake. The organist for the Mass was Barb Wawrzyniak. Pallbearers were Jason Jerabek, Joel Jerabek, Jon Jerabek, Mike Piehl, Ryan Exsted, Darrin Exsted, Cory Nowak, Zachary Nowak and Matt Nowak. Interment was in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery, Silver Lake. Marietta Fasching was born in Winsted on Feb. 12, 1929, to Joseph and Appolonia (Stifter) Fasching. On Sep, 5, 1950, Marietta Fasching married Florian Nowak at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Their marriage was blessed with 10 children. Mrs. Nowak was a hard worker, devoted farm wife and homemaker. She enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles, gardening and she loved to read. She could never get enough books! She was a strong and caring mother who always put others’ needs before herself. Mrs. Nowak was a great baker and enjoyed making homemade bread and pies. She truly loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Survivors include her husband of nearly 63 years, Florian; sons, Phil Nowak and Gerry Nowak; daughters, Diane (Bill) Hlavka, Mary (Mark) Madson, Joyce (Gary) Jerabek, Kathy (Bruce) Exsted and Jeanette (Larry) Mickolichek; 26 grandchildren, Kristin Hlavka, Steph (Jim) Smyth, Jackie Hlavka and Trevor, Marisa Hlavka and Mike, Allyson Hlavka, Amy (Grady) Knuth, Matt Nowak and Brianne, Heidi Salisbury and Bob, Mike (Heather) Piehl, Janae Piehl and Jarrod, Kate Madson, Anne Madson, Jason (Sarah) Jerabek, Joel (Hannah) Jerabek, Jon Jerabek and Beth, Kelli Nowak and Kelly, Cory Nowak, Stacy (Derek) Clarkin, Darrin Exsted, Ryan Exsted, Megan Mickolichek and Adam, Jamie Mickolichek and Adam, Alexandra Nowak, Erin Nowak, Joanna Nowak, Zach Nowak; seven great-grandchildren, Rosalyn and Audrey Smyth, Emma Salisbury, Jack and Joey Jerabek and Brynn and Isla Clarkin; brothers, Ed (Irene) Fasching, Joseph (Anne) Fasching and Jack Fasching; sisters, Irene Otto, Grace (Jim) Nolan, Rose (Syl) Mallak and Linda (Gary) Ruhland; many other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Boylish and Frances Nowak; sons, Mike Nowak, Larry Nowak and Chris Nowak; a granddaughter, Amanda Nowak; a greatgrandson, Kaydin Salisbury; siblings, Bert Fasching, Finn Fasching, Clarina McInnes and Luella Kaczmarek; other brothers-in-law and sisters-inlaw. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.maresh funeralhome.com.
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get a ticket for blight. It looks terrible down there.” Venier said an environmental assessment was started at the property and soil has been tested. • Heard from Police Chief Forrest Henriksen that “PolaCzesky Days was fairly uneventful for the police department.” Henriksen said three citations for disorderly conduct were issued in regard to a fight that occurred under the beer tent and that one adult male also was arrested for a DWI. “Several found items were received by the police department and anyone missing personal items during the festival is encouraged to contact us,” Henriksen added. He also said a “Community Night Out” is planned for sometime in September or October.
The family of Earl Ehrke would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who remembered us during his hospitalization and death. A special thank you to Dr. Petersen and staff of Glencoe Regional Health Services for the wonderful care he received and thoughtfulness shown to the family. Special thanks to Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. for his many visits, prayers, songs and comforting words during this difficult time and also being the soloist. Also thank you to Lon Roach for being the organist. Thank you to the staff at Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel for all their assistance and being so thoughtful. We also thank the women and men of First Congregational Church for preparing and serving the lunch. Thank you to all our relatives, neighbors, and friends for your kind words, prayers, thoughts, cards, food, memorials, plants and flowers. Blessed be Earl and his memories as we move forward with our lives. He will forever be in our hearts and minds as we have the hope of meeting him again in heaven. Denise and Kurt Landin & family Douglas and Suzanne Ehrke & family Mark Ehrke & Andrew Ruan *34CLa
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Football team eyes return to state
By Josh Randt Sports Editor Football in the Wright County Conference has always been tough for about a decade or more, and this year’s GlencoeSilver Lake varsity football team will face a gamut of battle tested teams. The only two blemishes for last year’s team were a pair of losses to Hutchinson, with the latter ending the Panthers’ season in the second round of the Section 2 Class AAAA playoffs. But Hutch isn’t the team the Panthers need to worry about in this year’s playoffs, as GSL has moved down a class in sections. Head coach Scott Tschimperle knows from experience that the WCC will have his team used to competition by the post season. “I still think it’s (WCC) the best conference in Class AAA,” Tschimperle said. “The level of competition and the playoff caliber teams that come out of our conference and get into the state tournament just proves what kind of conference we have.” The Holy Family Fire host GSL on Thursday night to open up the regular season for both teams. Last year, the Panthers defeated the Fire 46-21 in the opening game, but Holy Family’s top running back, Chazz Johnson, was injured for that game. The Fire eventually went on to play Hutch in the state championship game, and lost 67-7. GSL’s first two games of the season are at Holy Family, and hosting Hutchinson, which means it will be tested early, and often. “It’ll be the typical GSL-Hutchinson game,” Tschimperle said of the crosscounty rivalry. “We know Hutch is very good, and they know we’re very good. It’s just a fun atmosphere to play in, and the competition is just spectacular.” Last weekend, GSL hosted its annual scrimmage with New Prague, BOLD and Minneapolis North coming in to give the team some different looks. “I feel like we’re going to be prepared for Holy Family,” captain Keenan Mehlos said of his defense after the scrimmage. “We really started hitting people after the first scrimmage, and kind of got the kinks out a little bit.” “After that first game, we really got rolling,” captain Jake Stuedemann agreed. “It was just getting those kinks out (after) the first game.” Like most GSL football teams, the goal this year is to make it back to the state tournament, and hopefully bring home another championship. “Our goal every year is to get to the dome,” Tschimperle said. “The last cou“All 22 guys, and special teams, play a huge role,” he said. “Everyone has to work together, and all the coaches have to be on the same page.” The Panthers kick off their season Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Holy Family in Victoria. *** If two brilliant minds truly are better than one, then it is no surprise that legendary coach Dave Dose has returned to the GSL sidelines. “We’re exDave Dose cited to have him back,” Tschimperle said. “He’s been such a vital part of Panther football. Just the knowledge of the game, and what he brings to the staff, and to help our kids, he’s second to none.” When Tschimperle asked his long-time coaching comrade to return, Dose said, “The minute he asked me, I was back in. That was an instant ‘You bet!’” After a year of assistant coaching at GFW, Dose said he’s happy to be back at GSL, where a lot of the same staff he worked with still resides. “All the guys that were my assistants are basically still there,” Dose said. “It’s the perfect role for me to step right back in, because I know the coaches so well. I just asked them to plug me in where I can help.” While the coach will primarily work with linebackers and tight ends, he’ll also help with in-game adjustments from the press box. He also said he’s hoping to help the team return to the Metrodome. “We’re going to do everything we can to get back to that building in the Twin Cities,” Dose said. “That’s what we want. That’s one of our goals. We sure hope we can sell the kids that it’s worth all the hard work to get back there.” Whether or not GSL returns to the Metrodome is up to the players, but ultimately, Dose said he’s just excited to be coaching again. “The most important thing is to make football fun for the kids, and teach them the fundamentals,” he said. “That’s the fun of going to practice and seeing kids develop. Anyone who coaches for a period of time will probably say the best thing is the relationship with the kids, and that’s what I want to get out of it.”
06....Hutchinson................7:00 13....at Annandale.............7:00 20....New London-Spicer ..7:00 27....at Litchfield ...............7:00
04....Spring Lake Park ......7:00 11 ....Waconia (homecoming)... ..........................................7:00 16....Dassel-Cokato ..........7:00
27....at Watertown-Mayer.L,3-1 29....HF Catholic ...............7:00
03....NYA Central ..............7:15 09.....Sibley East...............7:00 10....Mound-Wtka .............7:00 12.....at Dassel-Cokato .....7:00 14....Montevideo Inv .......9a.m. 17....Waconia....................7:00 19....at Orono....................7:00 21....Sibley East Inv........8a.m. 24....at GFW .....................7:30 26....Delano ......................7:00
01....at Hutchinson............7:00 03....Annandale ................7:00 08....at New London-Spicer ..... ..........................................7:00 10....at Litchfield ...............7:00 18....Rochester Inv ...........5:15 19....Rochester Inv .......10a.m.
24....at NYA Jamboree ............
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
The captains of the 2013 Glencoe-Silver Lake varsity football team. Front row from left: Jake Stuedemann and Keenan Mehlos. Back row from left: Carter Pinske and Dalton Clouse. ple of years, it’s been unfortunate that we didn’t get there. It’s a long road, and a long haul to get there.” The captains know that in order to get there, the whole team will have to work together. “The goal is state, and I think we can get there, too, if we’re devoted and work hard in practice,” captain Dalton Clouse said. “As long as everyone’s at practice, doing their part and showing up,” the senior fullback said the team has a shot at their goal. Another part of that will be getting younger players up to speed on both sides of the ball. “They have to figure out the schemes, figure out all the plays and do their jobs,” Mehlos said. “They can’t be afraid to hit,” Stuedemann said. “We’ve got Colton (Lueders) out at running back,” so some of underclassmen will need to step up. If they can perform not only in games, but in practice, Tschimperle said this team can accomplish a lot. “What’s going to make this team is good competition from our reserves,” the head coach said. “High school kids have a hard time focusing on that. Gus (Mendoza, filling in for Lueders at HB) literally almost drove me nuts. But I thought he did really well on Saturday.” It all boils down to working together as a team, in order to be successful, including the coaches, Tschimperle said.
05....at Montgomery Inv. ...4:00 11 ....at NYA ......................4:00 17....at Waconia Invite ......4:00 19....GSL Invite.................4:30 24....at Dassel-Cokato ......4:00
03....at Litchfield ...............4:00 05....at Swain Inv. .............TBD 10....at Mound-Wtka. ........4:00 11 ....Waconia (homecoming)... ......................................12p.m. 15....at Watertown-Mayer..4:15
20....Blue Earth................L,5-4 20....Sibley East. .............L,4-3 20....Jordan ....................W,6-1 22....Providence ..............L,7-0 22....Centennial ...............L,5-2 22....Mounds View ...........L,7-0 24....at N. Prague Inv..........6th 27....at Orono....................4:15 29....Mound-Wtka .............4:15 30....St. Peter..................9a.m.
03....at Annandale.............4:15 05....at Delano. .................4:15 07....at Brainerd Inv ........9a.m. 10....HF Catholic ...............4:15 12....at Litchfield ...............4:15 13....at Hutch Invite...........3:00 14....at Litchfield Inv. .......9a.m. 17....Hutchinson................4:15 19....N.London-Sp. ...........4:15 28....WCC, at Orono .....10a.m.
Tough first week for Panther tennis
By Josh Randt Sports Editor The Glencoe-Silver Lake tennis team kicked off its season last week against some very good opponents. The Panthers hosted quadrangular meets on Tuesday and Thursday with teams like Mounds View, Centennial and Providence Academy, and then traveled to New Prague on Saturday for an invitational meet. GSL is 1-6 after hosting the quads, and finished sixth out of eight teams at New Prague. “The first week was rough,” head coach Robb DeCorsey said. “We had really good competition levels, especially on Thursday. We were playing two big schools in Centennial and Mounds View. Mounds View is kind of a perennial power in Class AA.” Though they have lost the majority of their matches, DeCorsey said his players looked better than the scores show so far. “Score wise, it doesn’t look pretty,” he said. “But I’ve seen some things that will be positives down the road. We have a tough schedule, and it’s hard on this team, because we’re not that experienced as a team ... What we’ve seen now will prepare us and make us better, and that’s what we’re looking for at this point.” On Saturday, the Panthers’ No.1 doubles team that consisted of Kelly Arnold and Rachel Rusten posted a team-
22....at Willmar ................L,3-0 28....Mound-Wtka .............5:00 30....Chain of Lakes..........2:00
03....at Delano ..................7:00 05....Hutchinson................7:00 09....at Waconia................7:00 10....at Mayer Lutheran ....7:00 12....at Watertown-Mayer..7:00 16....at Orono....................7:00 17....at Mound-Wtka .........5:00 19....at Chain of Lakes......4:30 23....Delano ......................5:00 24....at Hutchinson............5:00 27....at Mankato Loyola ....5:00 28....Waconia................12p.m.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
Taylor Novak goes for the kill during the Glencoe-Silver Lake varsity scrimmage last Wednesday. Six teams participated in the event held in the high school and field house gymnasiums. Action is from the team’s third scrimmage.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
01....Worthington ..............6:00 03....at HF Catholic...........5:00
29....Mound-Wtka .............7:00 30....Chain of Lakes ......11a.m.
03....at Delano ..................5:00 05....Hutchinson................5:00 09....at Waconia................5:00 12....at Watertown-Mayer..7:00 16....at Orono....................5:00 17....at Mound-Wtka .........7:00 19....at Chain of Lakes......5:15 23....Delano ......................7:00 24....at Hutchinson............7:00 26....Marshall Public .........5:30 27....Mankato Loyola ........5:00 28....Waconia....................2:00
Rachel Rusten returns a serve from Providence’s Hannah Seitz at last Thursday’s quad in Glencoe. The Panthers were swept by the Lions 7-0, but head coach Robb DeCorsey likes the competition his team has faced so far this season. best second-place finish. DeCorsey said playing the pair in doubles opened up an opportunity for some of the other girls to see tougher competition in singles. “Callie Raduenz and Lindsey Wedin are normally our No.3 and No.4, but they got an opportunity to play against some better competition on Saturday,” DeCorsey said. “They may not have won, but I think they improved in each meet. Callie, the girl she faced against Princeton is ranked 15th in state. So now, when they go back to playing No.3 and No.4, I expect them to play a lot better.”
GSL Tennis Scorecard
New Prague Invitational Results
at NEW PRAGUE (Aug. 24) —
01....Worthington ..............4:00 03....at HF Catholic...........5:00
SINGLES No.1 results for GSL — Callie Raduenz, eighth place. SINGLES No.2 results for GSL — Lindsey Wedin, eighth place. SINGLES No.3 results for GSL — Ashlyn Ratike, seventh place.
SINGLES No.4 results for GSL — Emily Popelka, seventh place. DOUBLES No.1 results for GSL — Kelly Arnold/Rachel Rusten, second place. DOUBLES No.2 results for GSL — Laura Becker/Ellie Lepel, third place. DOUBLES No.3 results for GSL — Piper Davis/Ashley Miller/Emily VonBerge, third place.
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Continued from page 1 restructuring discussion. “It’s an opportunity to be more efficient, save money and meet other needs,” Alsleben replied. Sonju said the School Board and administration have, for the last seven years, “been fiscally responsible” in demonstrating ways to trim budgets and save money. He said it is a continual balancing act between district needs and being fiscally responsible. “We’re saying there are needs for this position (assistant elementary principal),” Sonju said. “The position is in the budget.” Board member Jason Lindeman, frustrated after more than two hours of debate, asked, “If there is so much wrong with this (administrative) structure, why is this the first time it’s come up? It should have come up a long time ago! I don’t get why we’re here.” But Alsleben persisted in pressing the need to re-evaluate the assistant principal position before it is filled. He persisted right up until the vote was taken. Wang submitted her resignation on Friday, Aug. 23, and will take a position as a reading specialist with the Centers of Excellence, Sonju said. Sonju posted the position before the School Board accepted the resignation, and that is what sparked the heated debate about filling the vacancy.
By Jake Yurek
Many people earlier this year were asking “Where is our summer?” Well, we found it! It’s been record-breaking hot the past few days, and the trend will continue through the weekend and possibly a bit past, as strong high pressure builds into the area. Earlier this year, the hot weather was trapped and building to our west. The pattern took its time breaking, but now we’re in the middle of it, and it’s still very slow to move. Highs should be near or above 90 for the entire forecast period, inching slightly up as we head toward Sunday. Rain is hard to come by in these types of patterns as it’s actually too hot for any clouds to develop and give us relief. There may be a couple weak chances of showers or thunder late Wednesday into Thursday with a weak cool impulse. Chances are slim but, hopefully, we could squeeze something out. The only other chance I see would come in late Saturday night, early Sunday morning. This depends on how hot we get, though, so it’s a pretty shaky forecast. Taking a peek at the extended shows hot weather hanging on for early next week so, hopefully, everyone’s air conditioning can keep up! Have a great last week of August, stay cool (don’t forget to keep four-legged friends cool, as well)! Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend Wednesday night — Lows 70-76; partly cloudy/scattered thunder. Thursday — Highs 86-93; lows 65-71; partly cloudy/scattered early thunder. Friday — Highs 86-92; lows 68-74; clear. Saturday — Highs 88-94; lows 69-75; mostly clear/night thunder. Sunday — Highs 90-96; mostly clear. Weather Quiz: Will the delayed summer mean a delayed winter this year? Answer to last week’s question: What are some of September’s weather extremes? Highest temperature 104 degrees (Sept. 10, 1931); lowest temperature 26 degrees (three separate instances); most precipitation 4.96 inches (Sept. 12, 1903); and most snowfall 1.7 inches (Sept. 26, 1942).
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
People’s choice winner
On Sunday, during the Bikes-n-Blues music event in Silver Lake, a motorcycle contest was held for “People’s Choice.” Giles Blazinski won the contest with 30 votes for his entry: a 1982 Harley Davidson FLH series motorcycle. The cycle belonged to his father, Mark, who passed away in November 2011. It is a meaningful accomplishment, as Blazinski and his father used to ride together, and several years ago, the two, along with the ‘82 Harley, appeared in an issue of the Enterprise Dispatch for the annual Dairy Queen ride that raised money for the Challenged Children’s Fund.
KC paper drive set for Oct. 11-12
The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Council No. 1841 will hold a paper drive Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, 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 Ambulance Service, Silver Lake Fire Department and Silver Lake Winterfest. For more information or help hauling papers, please call Ray Bandas at 320-3273115.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED DRAINAGE DITCH LEVIES SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 10:00 A.M. BY ORDER OF THE COUNTY BOARD: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that all persons interested in Real Estate in McLeod County, Minnesota, as was originally assessed for benefits in the proceedings for the establishment of all County and Joint Ditches, that the County Board of Commissioners proposes to levy assessments on such lands for the purpose of creating a fund for any necessary maintenance and repairs of the various County and Joint Ditches in McLeod County, as provided in the Minnesota Statutes 103.705. NOTICE IS FURTHER HEREBY GIVEN, that a hearing on such proposed annual assessments will be held by the County Board in the Commissioner’s Room at the Courthouse in Glencoe, Minnesota on the 17th day of September, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at which time all persons interested will be heard. The following ditches will be given consideration for 2014 Maintenance Levies: COUNTY DITCHES No. 3 No. 19A No. 32 5 20 33 8 21 35 10 22 35 Br 6 11 25 36 12A 26 37 13 27 38 15A 28 40 16Red 29 63 18 31 64 JOINT DITCHES No. 1 CMc No. 11 SRMc 1 RMcM 13 MMc 3A SCMc 14 WMcM 4 CWMc 15 McM 4 McR 15 McS 5 CMc 15 WMMc 5 SMc 17 McS 8 McS 18 SMc 9 Wholly Mc 19 SMc 11 McW Red 24 SMcR 11 SMc 28 McC Dated this 23rd day of August, 2013 Cindy Schultz McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer (Published in The Silver Lake Leader, August 29 and September 5 & 12, 2013) at a rate of 4.00 percent per annum from the date of the adoption of the assessment resolution. To the first installment shall be added interest on the entire assessment from the date of the assessment resolution until December 31, 2014. To each subsequent installment when due shall be added interest for one year on all unpaid installments. You may at any time prior to certification of the assessment to the county auditor, pay the entire assessment on such property to the city clerk. No interest shall be charged if the entire assessment is paid within 30 days from the adoption of this assessment. You may at any time thereafter, pay to the city administrator the entire amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, with interest accrued to December 31 of the year in which such payment is made. Such payment must be made before November 15 or interest will be charged through December 31 of the succeeding year. If you decide not to prepay the assessment before the date given above the rate of interest that will apply is 4.00 percent per year. The right to partially prepay the assessment is available. The proposed assessment roll is on file for public inspection at the city clerk’s office. The total amount of the proposed assessment is $254,338.18. Written or oral objections will be considered at the meeting. No appeal may be taken as to the amount of an assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the city clerk prior to the assessment hearing or presented to the presiding officer at the hearing. The council may upon such notice consider any objection to the amount of a proposed individual assessment at an adjourned meeting upon such further notice to the affected property owners as it deems advisable. Under Minn. Stat. §§ 435.193 to 435.195, the council may, in its discretion, defer the payment of this special assessment for any homestead property owned by a person 65 years of age or older for whom it would be a hardship to make the payments. When deferment of the special assessment has been granted and is terminated for any reason provided in that law, all amounts accumulated plus applicable interest become due. Any assessed property owner meeting the requirements of this law and the policy adopted under it may, within 30 days of the confirmation of the assessment, apply to the city administrator for the prescribed form for such deferral of payment of this special assessment on their property. If an assessment is contested or there is an adjourned hearing, the following procedure will be followed: 1. The city will present its case first by calling witnesses who may testify by narrative or by examination, and by the introduction of exhibits. After each witness has testified, the contesting party will be allowed to ask questions. This procedure will be repeated with each witness until neither side has further questions. 2. After the city has presented all its evidence, the objector may call witnesses or present such testimony as the objector desires. The same procedure for questioning of the city’s witnesses will be followed with the objector’s witnesses. 3. The objector may be represented by counsel. 4. Minnesota rules of evidence will not be strictly applied; however, they may be considered and argued to the council as to the weight of items of evidence or testimony presented to the council. 5. The entire proceedings will be tape-recorded (video-taped). 6. At the close of presentation of evidence, the objector may make a final presentation to the council based on the evidence and the law. No new evidence may be presented at this point. 7. The council may adopt the proposed assessment at the hearing. An owner may appeal an assessment to district court pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 429.081 by serving notice of the appeal upon the mayor and city administrator of the city within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and filing such notice with the district court within ten days after service upon the mayor or clerk. Kerry Venier City Clerk/Treasurer (Published in The Silver Lake Leader, August 29 and September 5, 2013)
McLEOD COUNTY INVITATION TO BID PRINTING OF THE 2012 FINANCIAL STATEMENT The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will receive bids for the printing of the 2012 McLeod County Financial Statement at the office of the County Auditor-Treasurer, 2391 Hennepin Ave N, Glencoe, MN 55336. Contact Colleen at for specifications. Bids will be received until 4:30 p.m. September 13, 2013. Cindy Schultz County Auditor-Treasurer (Published in The Silver Lake Leader, August 29 and September 5, 2013)
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Notice of Hearing
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED ASSESSMENT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the Silver Lake city council will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013, at the Silver Lake Auditorium, to consider, and possibly adopt, the proposed assessment for the Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) Improvement Project, which includes improvements on the following streets: • Grove Avenue (CSAH 2) from Gehlen Drive to TH 7 by construction of water main, storm sewer, concrete curb and gutter, aggregate base, concrete surfacing, concrete sidewalks, turf restoration, and miscellaneous items required to properly complete the improvements. Adoption by the council of the proposed assessment may occur at the hearing. The area proposed to be assessed for such improvements includes properties abutting such improvements. Such assessment is proposed to be payable in equal annual installments extending over a period of 15 years, the first of the installments to be payable on or before the first Monday in January 2014, and will bear interest
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JD 730 restored, original 3 pt. and wide front. New paint, runs good, $9,500; JD620 wide front, nice paint, runds good, new tires, $4,500; JD70-JD45 loader, new tires, nice paint, runs good, $3,000. (507) 964-5909
HANDYMAN: Will do remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms, hanging doors and windows, painting, sheet rocking, texturizing or any minor repairs inside or outside. Will also do cleaning of basements/garages. Call (320) 8482722 or (320) 583-1278.
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Sam’s Tire, located in Glencoe, MN, is seeking a full-time permanent employee for tire service in the shop and on-site service calls. Candidate must have a valid MN driver’s license with no prior DWI convictions. Prior experience in the tire industry is a plus, but not required. Applicants should have a mechanical background, be quick learners, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Employees qualify for health insurance / retirement / pay assessment after 90 day probationary period. Pay is based upon previous work experience. Applications available at:
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2BR Apartment with garage, water/sewer/garbage included. $450/mo. New Auburn (320) 3272928. Updated, spacious one and two BR apartments in Renville. Includes heat, water garbage. New stove, fridge, air conditioner. Pet-friendly. Call (320) 564-3351 for appointment.
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Special-95% Goodman gas furnace and programmable thermostat, $2,200 installed or AC unit, $1,900 installed. J&R Plumbing Heating AC, Lester Prairie (320) 510-5035. Gorgeous sunny 4BR, 2BA like new Plato farmhouse and barn. No smoking/ indoor pets. $1,350/mo. MUST SEE! (612) 562-6608. Nice 3BR house for rent on corner lot in Olivia. Call (320) 212-3217.
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Back toSchool 2013
OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULES
Kindergarten–2nd grade, Tuesday, Sept. 3
Times will be sent to each family. Some times may be scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28 also. Students at Helen Baker will not have regular classes on Sept. 3.
Helen Baker Check-in Day
GSL BOARD MEMBERS
Clark Christianson, 864-6227 Jamie Alsleben, 864-8242 Anne Twiss, 864-3625 Donna VonBerge, 238-2315 Kevin Kuester, 864-6477 Jason Lindeman, 328-5976
Board meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 7pm in the high school media center.
Lakeside Elementary – Lincoln Junior High – High School –
3rd–6th grade, 7th–8th grade,
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3-6 p.m.
9th grade Orientation, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1 p.m.
9th–12th grade Open House, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3-6 p.m.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
District Ofﬁce, Lincoln ................320-864-2491 Super. of Schools, Chris Sonju ..........320-864-2498 Business Manager, Michelle Sander ..320-864-2496 Food Service Accounts, Becky Dahl ..320-864-2494 Facilities Manager, Brady Flaherty ......320-864-2692 Helen Baker Ofﬁce ....................320-864-2666 Elementary Principal/ Child Study Coordinator, Bill Butler ..320-864-2666 Lakeside Ofﬁce ........................320-864-2500 Lincoln Jr. High Ofﬁce ................320-864-2455 Junior High Activities Line ..................320-864-2555 ECFE Director, Jan Mackenthun..........320-864-2681 Field House/ Comm. Ed. Ofﬁce......................320-864-2690 Comm. Ed Director, Tina Schauer ......320-864-2696 Comm. Ed. Activities Line ..................320-864-2487 High School Ofﬁce......................320-864-2400 7-12 Principal, Paul Sparby ................320-864-2401 Asst. K-12 Principal, Dan Svoboda ....320-864-2456 Technology Director,Jeff Jenson ........320-864-2407 Activities Director, Kay Wilson ............320-864-2402 School Nurse, Andrea Kuenzel ..........320-864-2446 High School Activities Line..................320-864-2444 Bus Garage ..............................320-864-3032 Transportation Director, Terry Becker
SCHOOL LUNCH & BREAKFAST
Our school provides healthy meals each day. Breakfasts are served at no charge. The price of lunch for students in kindergarten through 6th grade is $2.10 and the price for students in grades 7 through 12 is $2.30. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals. Reduced price is 40¢ for lunch. To apply for free or reduced-price school meals, complete the Application for Educational Beneﬁts following the instructions. This also helps our school qualify for additional education funds and discounts. Application for Educational Beneﬁt forms are available at the Principals’ Ofﬁces or District Ofﬁce, at the Open Houses, on the website: www.gsl.k12.mn.us, or by calling 320-864-2494.
Sept. 2 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL Sept. 3 - First Day of Classes, gr. 3-12; K-2 Check-In Day Sept. 4 - First Day of Classes, K-2 Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL
Feb. 12 - 2-Hour Early Release, Staff Development Feb. 17 - Presidents’ Day - NO SCHOOL Feb. 24 & 27 - Evening K-6 ParentTeacher Conferences END OF SECOND TRIMESTER
Oct. 8 & 14 - Evening 7-12 ParentTeacher Conferences Oct. 9 - Two-Hour Early Release for Staff Development Oct. 17-18 - Education Minnesota Conference - NO SCHOOL Oct. 24 & 29 - Evening K-6 ParentTeacher Conferences Oct. 25 - K-6 Daytime Conferences; 7-12 Teacher Inservice - NO STUDENTS
School closings due to weather or other emergencies will be announced using the SchoolReach telephone broadcast system, over the website – www.gsl.k12.mn.us, the GSL information telephone line (864-2499 then press "1"), and the following radio and television stations: Radio Stations Television Stations WCCO (AM 830) WCCO (Channel 4) KDUZ (AM 1260) KSTP (Channel 5) KARP (FM 106.9) KARE (Channel 11)
Community Education and Early Childhood and Family Education classes, as well as elementary and secondary activities, will not be held when school is closed due to inclement weather. When school is two hours late, there will be no morning ECFE preschool or classes.
Mar. 3-7 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL Mar. 10 - Teacher Inservice NO STUDENTS
Apr. 9 - 2-Hour Early Release, Staff Development Apr. 18 - GOOD FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL Apr. 24 - Evening 7-12 Parent-Teacher Conferences
Nov. 5 - Election Day Nov. 11 - Veteran’s Day Nov. 28-29 - Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL END OF FIRST TRIMESTER
May 14 - 2-Hour Early Release, Staff Development May 26 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL May 30 - GRADUATION DAY
Dec. 2 - Teacher Workshop NO STUDENTS Dec. 23-Jan. 1 - NO SCHOOL Christmas/Winter/Hanukkah Break
June 3 - Last Day of School for Students June 4 - Last Day of School for Staff END OF THIRD TRIMESTER Storm Day Note:
1st storm day: Jan. 20; 2nd storm day: End of the year. There will be a total of 182 teacher contract days. There will be 172 student school days.
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