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Vol. 112 No. 40 • Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
City Council to look into concert facility
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer Colin Clark, lead organizer of the “Bikes-n-Blues” music event held in August, approached the Silver Lake City Council at its meeting last Monday about forming a committee “to investigate creating a concert facility in Silver Lake.” Clark said the concert in August saw 450 attendees and 300 bikes throughout the day, and he reported that no incidents or accidents occurred. “It was a safe event that drew a lot of people, despite the 100-degree heat,” Clark said. He said he would like to see more events like “Bikes-nBlues” organized and suggested taking the next steps of researching options. Clark asked for help in investigating the idea to create a concert facility of about 25 acres in Silver Lake “so that a number of concerts can be provided.” “In addition, this facility would provide space for fixed vendor locations, parking, and camping facilities,” Clark said. He added that the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has made funds available for cities and forprofit organizations “to create vital community assets.” “I think it’s an awesome idea. Businesses around the area would see that and perhaps come to Silver Lake,” Councilor Eric Nelson said. “The only thing I wonder is would this be something for the planning commission?” Mayor Bruce Bebo asked. City Clerk Kerry Venier said that because the project is “at such initial stages,” the planning commission wouldn’t need to get involved until more details were certain. Clark said the “Bikes-nBlues” event was a “sort of joint-discovery project” with the City and that “there was a lot going on behind the scenes.” “It was a successful event, and I can’t stress enough the importance of what we did there,” Clark said. He said if the event had failed, he wouldn’t consider a concert facility, but he recognizes the need to bring people to small communities and to keep people living in those small communities. City Clerk Kerry Venier and Mayor Bruce Bebo volunteered to help Clark in his research. Clark also noted that the “Kick Off Independence Country” music event is set for July 4-5, 2014. It is a multiday festival celebrating Independence Day with a country music line up. The event will be held at the park near the pool. The second-annual “Bikesn-Blues” is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, and includes a motorcycle contest, more bands, and more activities. In other matters, the Coun-
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
Wings Music Fest
Last Saturday, the family of Joey Chmielewski hosted the fourth-annual and final Wings Music Fest in Silver Lake. The concert is presented in memory of Joey, who lost his battle with depression four years ago. The event featured four bands including the Mid-Minnesota Concert Band, Electric Gauge (duo of Ross Auger and Trevor Klopp (right), The Jason Schooler Band and Battlefish. Above, Joey’s cousins, from left to right, Mya, Abby and Morgan Chmielewski sell Wings Music Fest shirts. All profits of the event benefited “To Write Love On Her Arms.”
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GSL questions city about recycling choice at Lakeside
By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer The Silver Lake City Council clarified its commercial recycling ordinance after Lakeside Elementary questioned the city whether it should use Waste Management or West Central Sanitation for recycling business. City Clerk Kerry Venier said the school wanted to know what it should do as far as recycling goes, because of the “squabble” over recycling between the McLeod County Board and the Glencoe City Council. Currently, recycling is free for residents in McLeod County through its five-sort contract with West Central Sanitation. Earlier this year, the city of Glencoe voted to move to onesort recycling with Waste Management. “The school doesn’t want to get involved in the whole fight over recyclables. They aren’t linked to a contract in Glencoe so they want us to decide for them,” Venier said. According to Venier, Waste Management moved West Central’s blue bins from the school and replaced them with its own bins. “The school then asked us to decide for them which company to use. I recommend we do nothing. I’d rather see us stay out of that battle,” Venier said. He said as a city, Silver Lake doesn’t regulate commercial recycling. Councilor Pat Fogarty asked about the recycling services to the Municipal Liquor Store, and Venier said Waste Management picks up its recycling. “But the residential side is paid for by the county. It is a five-sort program,” Venier said. Fogarty also questioned the action to “sit back and do nothing.” “If we don’t make any recommendation, I could see Waste Management coming in here to say, ‘one-sort is the greatest thing.’ If we let businesses pick who they want, pretty soon people are going to say, ‘why doesn’t Waste Management pick up our recycling, too?’” Fogarty said. “They won’t. Because they’ll have to pay for it. They are paying for one-sort in Glencoe,” Venier said. “Is the school gun shy or something?” Council Carol Roquette asked. “The superintendent doesn’t want to get involved,” Venier said. Roquette also questioned not making a decision between West Central Sanitation and Waste Management. “We don’t want to jeopardize our garbage service with Waste Management,” she said. “Well, we have a contract with them for garbage. But we don’t regulate commercial recycling,” Venier said. He added that there are perks for the school in either service it chooses. “From the county, the school does get money back from recycling with West Central. But on the flipside, Waste Management picks up their recycling and garbage for free, but they might turn around and charge for garbage if they were to choose West Central,” Venier said. “The school can get garbage picked up by West Central too, right?” Mayor Bruce Bebo asked. “Yeah, they can do what they want,” Venier said. The Council also discussed keeping recycling business in the county. With West Central Sanitation, recyclables are brought to the facility in Hutchinson, and with Waste Management, recyclables are transported out of the county to a facility in Maple Grove. “As a community, we should kind of dig our heels in and say we want recycling to stay in the county. Why wouldn’t we want the profits to stay in the county?” Fogarty asked. The Council decided to continue to operate commercial recycling as it already does and leave the decision up to the school.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Lori Copler
The Dahlke family of rural Glencoe was named the 2013 McLeod County Farm Family of the Year. From left to right are Matthew, Doug, Patty and Samantha
Dahlke. The Dahlkes own an 80-acre farm, and raise beef cows and feeder calves.
Dahlkes named McLeod County Farm Family of the Year for 2013
By Lori Copler Staff Writer oug and Patty Dahlke’s farm isn’t the largest in McLeod County in terms of acreage or head of cattle, but the couple and their children, Samantha and Matthew, are just as passionate about it as if they were running 1,200 acres of cropland and a 120-
head herd of cattle. And the family’s passion for their operation is probably why the Dahlkes were chosen as the 2013 McLeod County Farm Family of the Year. The Dahlkes are third generation on the farm, located northeast of Glencoe. Doug Dahlke’s grandfather bought it in 1941, sold it to his son, Bill, in 1976, and now Doug
Dahlke and family are the owners, having purchased the farm from Doug’s father in 2005. The Dahlkes run about 80 acres of cropland, and lease another 50 from the DNR for grazing their beef cows and feeder calves.
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Sportsmen’s Club to meet
The Silver Lake Sportsmen’s Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., at the sanctuary.
Pola-Czesky meeting Mon.
The Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Committee will meet Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium.
Plato Lions pork chop dinner
The Plato Lions will hold a pork chop dinner Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Plato Hall in Plato. In addition to pork chops, the menu includes cheesy hash browns, grean beans, bread, milk, coffee, applesauce and a cookie. Proceeds go to diabetes programs.
Fall sale at Cedar Crest set
The fall sale at Cedar Crest in Silver Lake is set for Friday, Sept. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. There will be free coffee, apple cider and cookies while you shop. A barbequed beef lunch will be available for a cost from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take-outs are available. Garden and/or baked goods can be donated prior to the event.
Silver Lake Leader photos by Alyssa Schauer
GOP women ‘Fall Kickoff’
The McLeod County Republican Women will have their “Fall Kickoff” meeting Monday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m., at the Dunn Brothers coffee shop in Hutchinson. An invitation is extended to women within all of District 18. State Rep. Marion O’Neil will share her experiences as a state legislator.
Fire destroys L.P. building
On Monday, fire destroyed the former Cents Pizza building on Central Avenue in Lester Prairie. Departments from New Germany, Silver Lake, Plato, Glencoe and Winsted responded to the scene for mutual aid to the Lester Prairie Fire Department. The state fire marshal was contacted and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
St. Peter’s ‘Evening’ event
St. Peter Lutheran Church in Watertown is hosting “An Evening of Fine Wine, Food and Fellowship” event on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 5:30 p.m., at the church located at 3030 Navajo Ave. in Watertown. Tickets are needed and the menu includes a five-course dinner with great wines. Tickets are limited to the first 80 people. To order, mail a check for $50 per ticket to St. Peter Lutheran Church, PO Box 508, Watertown, MN 55388.
Fall Bazaar at Holy Trinity
The Holy Trinity Council of Catholic Women will host a fall bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Holy Trinity High School in Winsted. The sale includes crafts and gifts, area crafters and small businesses, produce, baked goods, plants, a silent auction, raffle and grab bags. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m., and lunch is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
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cil: • Heard there will be an updated report for the MLS at October’s meeting. MLS Liaison Pat Fogarty said that with the tills being switched over, there were “glitches” in recording inventory. “We were not able to get an accurate dollar amount for sales, but at the end of the month, we should,” he said. He added that initial sales reports for August showed $53,586 for the month. “Historically, anything over $50,000 is good,” Fogarty added. • Approved retaining parttime bartender Kari Eischens with a step increase. • Held the annual performance review for Police Chief Forrest Henriksen and approved retaining him with a step increase. • Heard in the public safety report there is a significant rise in calls to the Villager Apartments. Henriksen said an adult male was arrested on two occasions. “We have contacted the management company and they advised us they are taking steps to remove individuals from the building,” Henriksen said. Henriksen also informed the Council that the police department is continuing to give “I got caught” certificates to children found wearing their helmets. He said the certificates are good for free ice cream at Dairy Queen and Bebo suggested working with local businesses to provide similar certificates. • Heard in the public works report that fall street sweeping will begin and that the painting of the water tower is complete. • Approved valve repairs for the fire hydrant at Main Street and Silver Avenue. • Discussed agreement options for snow removal and street sweeping contracts with McLeod County. • Approved a one-day onsale liquor license for the Silver Lake Lions on Oct. 25.
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Degree of Honor meets
Degree of Honor No. 182 will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m., in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Senior dining birthday party
The Silver Lake senior dining site is hosting its October birthday party Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Silver Lake Auditorium. The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, dinner roll with margarine, pudding dessert and low-fat milk. There will be bingo. Call manager Pearl Branden at 320-327-2621 or 320-327-2536 to order a meal.
Silver Lake Lions plan tour of state eye bank
Silver Lake Lions members are inviting anyone interested to visit the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank on Saturday, Oct. 12. The Lions Eye Bank, part of the departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, will hold tours at its location on the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus. A second tour is planned for Saturday, April 12, 2014. If interested, please call Silver Lake Lions Club President Roxy Yurek at 320-327-2752. Call if interested in either tour. This will be a chance to visit firsthand some of the care and research that is made possible by Lions support of the Eye Bank.
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A true reporter: a little bit pesky
Ghandi once said, “I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.” It’s no secret that reporters and photographers have a reputation of being distrusted, especially those only interested in uncovering the juiciest gossip or those behind the camera known as the annoying paparazzi. But as I’ve said before, being a reporter in Silver Lake is something special, because I don’t feel like a rat reporter, rather a familiar face the community trusts to cover the latest news in town, such as the re-opening of a meat market or the closing of a gas station. I like being the person to contact to take photos at all the events, whether at Lakeside Elementary of imaginative students goofing around or at the auditorium for Wings Music Fest or Rock-n-Roll Wrestling. And I especially love the calls to capture breaking news, such as the destructive fire in Lester Prairie on Monday, where for the first time in my three years as a journalist, I felt like a true reporter, getting shooed away for being a pest. Monday started off like any other work day — there were e-mails to be read, stories to be written, subscriptions to be filed, and other newspaper tasks to be finished. The office was bustling with advertisers and I was all over Silver Lake, running errands for the newspaper, taking pictures of great-grandpa Sam Shimanski playing the button box at Cedar Crest Estate, and retrieving photos from the school bus extrication held two weeks ago at Lakeside. At about 3 p.m., I got the call from my co-worker to head to Lester Prairie to shoot some photos of a destructive fire. As soon as I hung up, I grabbed my car keys and my camera, posted a sticky note to the door, “Be back by 4 p.m.,” and jumped in the Jeep. It took a few turns of the key before the Jeep turned over, but soon I was roaring down Lake Avenue to race to the scene. About halfway there, I realized I had forgotten my cell phone and my wallet that held my driver’s license, checkbook, and proof of insurance, and I quickly threw up a prayer that the Jeep wouldn’t break down and I wouldn’t get pulled over. Luckily, none of those things happened, and I made it
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to the scene in time to capture the destruction of the former Cents Pizza building in Lester Prairie. I pulled up to the police barricade, and scrambled out of the Jeep to get the best view of the action. Big red fire trucks were parked every which way on the street in front the scene, their flashing lights warning of danger; thick yellow hoses laid like big snakes in the road; water and white foam pooled in the streets as firefighters from several local departments worked to put out the flames; yellow police ribbon tied from vehicles to light poles and trees fenced in the action and police officers stood at intersections directing traffic and curious bystanders standing in the park. I tiptoed around the hoses and past the police officers to join the children leaning against the cautionary “POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS” ribbon for a better look at the firefighters doing their dangerous jobs. I snapped photo after photo, moving along the police barricade to get that perfect shot for the newspaper. After 15 minutes or so, I looked carefully around me and took a chance, lifting the police tape over my head to get closer to the action. I felt like a criminal disobeying the strict police charge “DO NOT CROSS” but as a reporter, it’s my job to do that, right? I got a few photos taken as I crept quietly around the fire trucks, and I even got close enough to step in a puddle of foaming water when a firefighter turned the corner from one of the trucks and flung his hands to “shoo” me away. I started laughing and said, “I know, I know,” and I took a couple more pictures when he sternly said, “It’s for your safety.” Sheepishly, I headed back under the police tape to join the rest of the bystanders, and the police kept their eyes on me until I took the rumbling Jeep out of town. It was a proud moment to be part of the annoying paparazzi because it meant I was doing my job, but I was also thankful for the firefighter’s warning of safety. McLeod County is lucky to have so many first responders and fire departments, and we are especially blessed as a small town to have the volunteer department in Silver Lake. So here’s to the men and women who volunteer their time, risk their lives, and deal with pesky reporters to keep our community safe.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
Button box players
On Monday, Sam Shimanski (left), entertained residents at Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake by playing a few tunes on his button box. Shimanski has been playing the button box and concertina since he was 13 years old. To the right, resident Betty Boll sits in with her button box.
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Doug Dahlke said his father had a dairy operation, but sold the dairy cows in the late ’90s and bought four head of beef cows, with which the Dahlkes are slowly building a herd, expecting to freshen 18 cows next spring. Currently, both Doug and Patty Dahlke have full-time jobs off the farm — Doug works for Arnold’s Implement in Glencoe and Patty works for the Glencoe Veterinary Clinic. Both Samantha and Matthew Dahlke are active in school sports, as well as 4-H and FFA. All of that can leave a small chunk of time for the family to attend to farm duties. The only way to make it all work, Doug Dahlke said, is for everyone to pitch in, and to work a lot of early morning and late evening hours. “There are chores for everyone,” said Doug Dahlke. “Everyone does a little bit of something.” A typical day can start at 6 to 6:30 a.m. with the feeding of cattle and other chores. In the evening, after sports practices, supper, athletic events and meetings, everyone is chipping in on chores again. “Sometimes nights can get really late,” said Dahlke. “We might not get done until midnight or later.” And along with tending the cattle, the family plants and harvests oats, corn, beans and hay. Doug Dahlke said both Sam and Matt contribute a lot, especially in the summer. “They’re both very responsible,” said Doug Dahlke. “I can ask them to do anything, and then I don’t have to worry about it anymore. I know it’s going to get done.” Along with chores, Samantha is involved in cross country, is an FFA officer and participates in a large variety of 4-H activities. Matthew is involved in GSL football, and also is involved in FFA and 4H. Both show beef and swine, and Samantha also shows rabbits, while Matthew participates in shooting sports, shop, small engines and tractor. So, with full-time jobs, kids’ activities and community involvement, why do the Dahlkes keep on farming? It’s the passion for agriculture. “You have to love it,” said Doug Dahlke. “And I do love it. And you really got to love the land. Sometimes there are disappointments — you find out that a cow died during the night or a crop doesn’t do well, but every spring, the calves come along and I can’t wait to get out there.” And it isn’t as if the family doesn’t have help when they need it… if they go on vacation or take a weekend away for kids’ activities, Doug’s brothers and neighbors are willing to lend a hand. And Doug’s dad, although he no longer contributes physically, is always available for some sound advice. Besides farming, the Dahlkes hunt on their land — wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife. Another way the farm gives back to the family, Doug Dahlke said. “I’ve always believed that if you treat the land well, it will treat you well,” Doug said. “And it has treated us well.” He added that he hopes to keep growing the family operation. “I’d like to have something to leave to the kids, if they so desire to keep farming,” said Doug. “I’d like to see it stay in the family.
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Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
75 YEARS AGO - OCT. 1, 1938 — An exceptionally large crowd attended the St. Joseph Church Fall Festival and Bazaar on Sunday. Edwin Hakel was re-elected at the county convention held at Biscay on Sunday to head the McLeod County Sunday Schools. The household goods and tools belonging to Mrs. Josefka Zrust will be sold at a public auction on Monday, Oct. 3, starting at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at the Zrust residence in Silver Lake. Mrs. Marie Bren, 92, died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29, in St. Paul. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 1, at 2 o’clock from the Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake. Angeline Nowak and George Kaczmarek were united in marriage on Tuesday morning, Sept. 27, at 9 o’clock at the Church of St. Adalbert. Mary Marvan and Stanley Dostal exchanged nuptial vows on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at the Presbyterian Church Parsonage. 50 YEARS AGO - SEPT. 26, 1963 — A severe electrical storm plus a heavy downpour struck Tuesday with many places in the area reporting over an inch of rain. Kaminsky, Inc., is busy installing some new equipment. Lightning that struck a nearby tree and ignited a stack of 500 bales of hay, which were lost in a fire at the Simon Shimanski farm on Tuesday afternoon. The Silver Lake Fire Department tanker and the Silver Lake Creamery truck hauled water to the scene. The firemen wound up their work at the fire in a heavy downpour. Frank Stibal suffered severe and painful injuries while assisting with clearing trees near a ditch on the farm of his son Leonard Stibal last Thursday. A falling tree swung sideways as it fell and a limb hit Frank, throwing him face first against a stump. Mrs. Eldon (Darlene Jerabek) Hrouda left Friday for Germany, where her husband is stationed with the Army. Todd Makovsky, born March 4, 1962, has come to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Makovsky, arriving at their home on Sept. 20, 1963. Sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Pilarski on Sept. 18 and Mr. and Mrs. John (Darlene Pokornowski) Baugus on Sept. 6. 25 YEARS AGO - SEPT. 29, 1988 — Sometime early Thursday morning, burglars entered the Shamla Superette and Oil Co. on Highway 7. Bob Shamla found the west door open when he prepared to open for business at about 5:30 a.m. It was found the burglars had removed the entire safe from the back office area as well as some personal property. The safe was later found north of Silver Lake. The door had been forced open and the cash taken with the remainder of the papers strewn about the area. The investigation is being handled by the Silver Lake Police Department and McLeod County Sheriff’s Office. Mike Hlavka, 28, son of William and Adeline Hlavka, died at the Hutchinson Hospital Sunday morning as a result of injuries sustained in an airplane accident which Hlavka was piloting. The crash occurred Sunday at about 10:30 a.m. as Hlavka was practicing landing at the Hutchinson Airport. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m., from St. Joseph’s Church. The St. Adalbert’s Church Dinner and Festival, featuring a chicken and ham dinner, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, with serving from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church dining hall. The 1988 Silver Lake High School Homecoming Royalty were crowned on Monday evening, Sept. 26. Kyle Wawrzyniak was crowned king and queen is Shelly Pokornowski. Attendants are Scott Miska, Tricia Lhotka, Karen Hlavka and Gordy Chmielewski. Richard Kucera, 75, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m., from the St. Joseph Church. Marjorie Victorian and Robert Yurek were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 1:30 p.m., at the St. Joseph Church. The public is invited to attend the wedding dance honoring Evelyn Chacka and Glen Carlson on Friday, Sept. 30, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe. A son was born to Gordon and Wanda (Urban) Konerza on Sept. 20.
Shimanski Orchard Celebrating our 10 Anniversary
Thank you for the many cards, visits and prayers of support during my recent surgery and recovery. Thank you to Ridgeview Medical Center, St. Mary’s Care Center, Silver Lake Lions, and my friends and family members. Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated.
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Obituaries Adam G. Kasprzyk, 91, of Silver Lake
Adam George Kasprzyk, 91, of Silver Lake, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Sept. 23, at Holy F a m i l y Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Adam with the Kasprzk Rev. Tony Stubeda and the Rev. Patrick Okonkwo as celebrants. Honorary pallbearers were Jennifer Anglin, Kayla Anglin, Christy Ayers, Caroline Evans, Sarah Grubnich, Sandy Jenseen, Cindy Stearns, Catherine Wereda and Kim Whitehouse. Pallbearers were Jason Anglin, Tom Ayers, Dennis Evans, John Grubnich, Jake Jenssen, Mike Stearns, Bartek Wereda and Chris Whitehouse. Interment with military rites followed the service in the St. Adalbert Cemetery. Mr. Kasprzyk was born Feb. 22, 1922, in St. Paul, to Joseph and Barbara (Romanski) Kasprzyk. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On June 23, 1947, he was united in marriage to Caroline T. Kroll in Royalton. God blessed their marriage with four children. Mr. Kasprzyk was engaged in farming for 18 years, and was a former custodian at St. Adalbert Catholic Church and school. He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake and belonged to the Knights of Columbus Mother Cabrini Council 1841. He also was a member of the Silver Lake American Legion Post 141, a charter member of the Silver Lake Ambulance and was a former officer of the Silver Lake Seniors Citizens. He also served for many years as the cemetery sexton for St. Adalbert Cemetery. He is survived by his children, Louise (Ronald) Schrupp of Trinity, Fla., Donald (Diane) Kasprzyk of Maple Grove, Marline (Leigh) Anglin of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Rose Kasprzyk of LaCrosse, Wis.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his wife, Caroline, in 1984; his parents; and three sisters, Clara Vorlicek, Nancy Yechout and Helen Kuras. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences can be made at www.mareshfu neralhome.com.
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 300 Cleveland Ave., Silver Lake Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor 320-327-2265 http://silverlakechurch.org Sat., Sept. 28 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 29 — “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.; youth activity after Sunday school at the McCracken residence. Wed., Oct. 2 — Confirmation class, 6 p.m.; prayer time, puppet practice, 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 — Men’s Bible study, 7 a.m. Sun., Oct. 6 — “First Light” radio broadcast on KARP 106.9 FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer time, 9:15 a.m.; fellowship and refreshment time, 9 a.m.; worship service with communion, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35 a.m.; open shooting for Centershot graduates, 11:45 a.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. 29 — Worship service with fellowship to follow, 10 a.m. Wed., Oct. 2 — Light supper, 5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.; choir practice, 6:45 p.m. CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY 700 W. Main St., Silver Lake Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., Sept. 26 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; area pastoral council, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27 — Mass, 8 a.m.; meet and greet at St. Prairie Cottages in Hutchinson, 12:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 28 — Faith Formation Day in Olivia; Vasek-Carlson wedding, 2 p.m.; St. Pius X, Holy Family youth group Mass followed by mystery dinner at St. Pius X, 5 p.m.; reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 29 — Mass, 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tues., Oct. 1 — Mass, 8 a.m.; eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; meet and greet at St. Mary’s in Winsted, 12:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 2 — Mass, 5 p.m.; grades one through six religious education classes, 5:30 p.m.; grades seven through 10 religious education classes, 7 p.m.; conﬁrmation candidate and parent meeting, 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3 — Mass at Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.; CCW, 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 — Mass, 8 a.m.; First Friday Calls. WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 950 School Rd. S.W. Hutchinson 320-587-9443 E-mail: infor@ loversoftruth.com Jim Hall, Pastor Sun., Sept. 29 — 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. 29 — 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. 29 — Worship, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wed., Oct. 2 — 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. 29 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15 a.m. ST. PIUS X CHURCH 1014 Knight Ave., Glencoe Anthony Stubeda, Pastor Thurs., Sept. 26 — Mass at GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; Schoenstatt boys’ group meeting, 3 p.m.; area pastoral council at Holy Family, 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27 — Morning prayer, 8 a.m.; Mass, 8:20 a.m.; no school at St. Pius, Holy Trinity; faith formation teacher day, Sleepy Eye; Spanish Mass, 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 28 — Hispanic ministry liturgical ministers training, 9 a.m.; parish faith formation day, Olivia; reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Holy Family, St. Pius youth group Mass with baptism, 5 p.m.; youth group mystery dinner following Mass. Sun., Sept. 29 — CCW Fall Gathering, St. Edwards; Mass, 9:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Hispanic ministry religious education and youth group, 12:45 p.m.; Mass at Seneca, 4:30 p.m.; Mass at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m. Mon., Sept. 30 — No Mass; H and S committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 1 — Morning prayer, 7 a.m.; Mass, 7:20 a.m. Wed., Oct. 2 — Evening prayer, 5:40 p.m.; Mass, 6 p.m.; kindergarten through sixth-grade religious education, 7 p.m.; sevenththrough 10th-grade religious education, 7 p.m.; conﬁrmation candidate, parent session at Holy Family, Silver Lake, 7 p.m. SHALOM BAPTIST CHURCH 1215 Roberts Rd. SW., Hutchinson Rick Stapleton, senior pastor Adam Krumrie, worship pastor/director of student ministries Thurs., Sept. 26 — High school lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team rehearsal, 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 28 — Gluten-free support group, open to everyone, 9 a.m.; worship seminar, 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 29 — Worship, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; adult growth groups and Sunday school, 9 a.m.; newcomer’s lunch, noon; Shalom running group, open to everyone, 4 p.m.; Couples Connect, 4 p.m.; Financial Peace University, 7 p.m. Mon., Sept. 30 — Women’s discipleship, 7 p.m. Tues., Oct. 1 — Women’s discipleship, 9 a.m. Wed., Oct. 2 — AWANA for children ages 4 through ﬁfthgrade and SOS, 6:30 p.m.; See You at the Pole gathering at Riverside Church, 7 p.m. BETHEL LUTHERAN 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairie Bethany Nelson, pastor 320-395-2125 No calendar submitted.
Craig J. Wanous, 54, of Hutchinson
Craig J. Wanous, 54, of Hutchinson, died Friday, Sept. 20, in Stockholm Township, Wright County. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be held t o d a y (Thursday, Sept. 26), at 11 a.m., at H o l y Catholic Church in Craig Silver Lake. Wanous Visitation was held Wednesday and continues today (Thursday) from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the Maresh Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers are Marvin Neumann, Corey Stearns and Dean Gores. Pallbearers are Duane Wanous, Tom Bebo, Alan Juncewski, Kraig Kunkel, Larry Wanous and Joe Nowak. Craig Wanous was born June 23, 1959, in Hutchinson, to David and Marvel (Carlson) Wanous. He graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 1977. On Nov. 7, 1981, he was united in marriage to Janet Eisenmenger at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Mr. Wanous was a smart and diligent farmer who also hauled grain for many years. He was a hard worker who loved his kids and grandchildren and was dedicated to helping others. He also did the best he could and tried to have the most fun he could while doing it. He also loved to play softball, hunt and John Deere. He is survived by his father, David Wanous; mother, Marvel Carlson; loving wife, Janet; daughter, Stefanie (Dan) Ewert; sons, Travis (Amy Anderson) and Christopher (Amanda Block); grandchildren, Brody Wanous, Clayton Wanous and Hailey Ewert; sisters, Debbie Stearns, Sherrie Neumann and Angela Gores; father-in-law, Leroy Knoll; mother-in-law, Marian Knoll; sister-in-law, Judy Eisenmenger; brother-in-law, Terry Knoll; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by both his paternal and maternal grandparents, and by an infant sister. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at www.maresh funeralhome.com.
Viola Bebo, 96, of Hutchinson
Viola Bebo, 96, of Hutchinson, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Hutchinson hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held T h u r s d a y, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m., at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. The Rev. Viola Bebo Gerald S. Meidl will be the celebrant. A visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. Pallbearers will be Shannon Speiser, Brandon Speiser, Victor Schwich, David Bentz, Douglas Bebo and Justin Bebo. Viola Bebo was born Aug. 26, 1917, in Beresford, S.D., the daughter of Fred and Agnes Hansen Swedlund. Mrs. Bebo was a homemaker and enjoyed embroidering dish towels, family get-togethers, and she loved to celebrate everyone’s birthday. She was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. She also belonged to the Sunshine Club. She is survived by her son, Eugene (special friend, Marjorie) Speiser; a daughter, Patricia (Kenneth) Bebo; grandchildren, Shannon Speiser, Brandon Speiser, Douglas Bebo, Deborah Bentz and Kimberly Bebo; eight greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Fred Speiser and Jerome Bebo; and by two sisters, Elvera Raiber and Leona Gertes. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.maresh funeralhome.com.
KC paper drive set Oct. 11-12
The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Council No. 1841 will have a paper drive Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 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 information or help hauling papers, please call Ray Bandas at 320-327-3115.
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Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, September 26, 2013 — Page 5
Panthers route Wildcats 42-25
By Josh Randt Sports Editor The Glencoe-Silver Lake Panther football team has seen both ends of the spectrum when it comes to competition, and now looks to settle right into the rest of its schedule. The Panthers defeated the New London-Spicer Wildcats 42-25 Friday night at Stevens Seminary Stadium. GSL has stuck with the trend of being a second-half team, scoring 27 of its 42 points in the third and fourth quarters. The game was closer than the final score let on, as GSL had a one score lead, 15-7, at halftime. But it only took about six minutes into the second half before the Panthers were up 28-7. Keaton Anderson completed a 21-yard strike to Tanner Grack on GSL’s eighth play that resulted in a touchdown. NLS committed a motion penalty on the ensuing drive, and was intercepted by Zach Pierson during the next play. Dalton Clouse scored from 13 yards out on the sixth play of GSL’s next possession, giving the Panthers a 28-7 advantage. The Wildcats started to close the gap, scoring on their next to possessions to make it 28-19. But NLS could not recover Sophomore Teddy Petersen intercepted Ryan Vraa’s first pass on the next drive, and two kneeldowns from Anderson later and the game was over. Petersen finished with seven total tackles and the game-ending interception, but gave the credit to the entire GSL defense. “I felt good, but I have to give it to our defensive line and our linebackers too,” the sophomore said. “They were making plays and helping me out and not just having me make tackles by myself.” GSL managed to rush for 300 yards against a large defensive line for NLS, which had linemen at, or close to, 300 pounds. “It was a battle from the first play to the last,” senior offensive linemen Nolan Lepel said. “There were guys flying everywhere, but we knew what we needed to do.” Lepel said offensively, the team wanted to get after NLS early. “Before the game we said, ‘let’s start the game off from the first play, let’s not wait,’” Lepel said. “We fired off right away and got after it.” The 3-1 Panthers now travel to Litchfield this week for a matchup with the 1-3 Dragons, who beat Redwood Valley last week, 21-15.
06....Hutchinson ............L,36-7 13....at Annandale ......W,48-28 20....New London-Spicer ......... ...................................W,42-25 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..............L,3-1
03....NYA Central .............L,3-1 09.....Sibley East .............L,3-0 10....Mound-Wtka ...........W,3-0 12.....at Dassel-Cokato....L,3-1 14....Montevideo Inv ...........5th 17....Waconia...................L,3-0 19....at Orono. .................L,3-2 21....Sibley East Inv............3rd 24....at GFW .....................7:30 26....Delano ......................7:00
Silver Lake Leader photo by Josh Randt
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.
Carter Pinske grabs Adam Essler as he tries to make his way through the Panther secondary during Friday’s 42-25 victory the attempted onside kicks, which gave the Panther offense great field position and al-
over the Wildcats. Pinske had 10 tackles on the evening. scored from 15 yards out with one minute and 43 seconds remaining.
lowed them to keep scoring. Jake Stuedemann put the nail in the coffin when he
24....at NYA Jamboree ............
CC teams perform well at home meet
By Josh Randt Sports Editor Posting a third- and firstplace finish last week, the boys’ cross country team proved it can compete, even when down a runner, or two. Brandon Richter took second place at the Caty Delwiche Invitational hosted in Glencoe on Thursday with a time of 17:45. Earlier in the week, Richter was unable to finish the Run of the Lakes meet held in Waconia due to headaches. Teammate Cody Becker dropped out of the meet last second as well because of a family emergency. Without two very seasoned runners, Glencoe-Silver Lake finished third out of 10 teams with a score of 89 points. The Panthers took first at their home meet, the Caty Invitational, with a score of 26 points, showing what they can do with a full lineup. “If we ran there (Waconia) like we ran at our home meet, we would have been a couple places higher,” head coach Jeff Delwiche said. “That wasn’t our best day, and that was not what we were expecting. But, hopefully we’re not going to be burned out, and we’ll be fresher than a lot of these other teams we’ll see this season.” Richter said part of his problem at Waconia was the way he was running. “I needed to relax my body more,” Richter said. “I did that today and I felt so much better.” The junior said this team is still on track for making it to the state meet, but they need to take care of business. “Just keep winning,” he said of what they need to accomplish in order to make it to state. “We just need to do well at Duluth, rest, and then it’s sections.” Litchfield hosts the next competition on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. GSL then travels to Duluth for the Swain Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5. Results from Caty Delwiche Invitational: 2.Brandon Richter 17:45 3.Jac Chelman 17:49 5.Isiah Herout 18:10 6.Garrett Ober 18:18 10.Cody Becker 18:24 16.Garret Ardolf 19:03 17.Casey Schulz 19:03 Results from Waconia: 7.Jac Chelman 17:19 9.Isiah Herout 17:36 14.Garrett Ober 18:13 28.Casey Schulz 18:47 36.Austin Schroepfer 18:56 Girls Facing competition in the Wright County Conference this past week, the GSL girls’ cross country team earned two top-five finishes. Starting in Waconia on Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Panthers came in fifth with 132 points out of 10 teams. GSL then hosted the Caty
05....at Montgomery Inv. .......... ..............(Boys 8th) (Girls 17th) 11 ....at NYA ............................. ..............(Boys 5th) (Girls 10th) 17....at Waconia Inv ................. ...............(Boys 3rd) (Girls 5th) 19....GSL Inv............................ ................(Boys 1st) (Girls 3rd) 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
Silver Lake Leader photos by Josh Randt
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 ..................L,6-1 29....Mound-Wtka ...........W,4-3 30....St. Peter .................W,4-3
Above, the boys’ team waits for the starting gun of the Caty Delwiche Invitational last Thursday. At right, Tori Burr tries to extend her lead on the rest of the pack. Invitational on Thursday, and the girls finished third out of six teams with 71 points. Tori Burr continued her trend of top-10 finishes, placing third at Waconia (15:59), and first at the home meet with a time of 15:49. The senior standout said she was pleased with her first place finish at home, but that the course conditions made what should have been an easy race a little more difficult. “It was awful!” Burr said of the course conditions. “It was really soft and hard to push off, and super muddy. I was excited to run in the mud, but if we wouldn’t have had a race on Tuesday, my legs would have had more in them.” Burr wasn’t the only one who improved at the home meet. Jenny Illg finished in 13th place with a time of 18:30, while Kaylee Venier finished one spot behind her with the same time. Erica Hecksel’s performance was the biggest improvement, according to head coach Jann Savre. “She closed the gap to 20 seconds between our third and fourth runners, helping that team score,” Savre said. While the improvement is nice, “We need to continue to see this as we approach the second half of our season,” Savre said. Results from Caty Delwiche Invitational: 1.Tori Burr 15:49 13.Jenny Illg 18:30
03....at Annandale ..........W,6-1 05....at Delano. ................L,7-0 07....at Brainerd Inv ............4th 10....HF Catholic..............L,7-0 12....at Litchfield .............W,4-3 13....at Hutch Inv ................4th 14....at Litchfield Inv. ..........2nd 17....Hutchinson ..............L,5-2 19....N.London-Sp. ..........L,6-1 28....WCC, at Orono .....10a.m.
14.Kaylee Venier 18:30 17.Erica Hecksel 18:50 26.Taylor Venier 19:21 33.Tarin Michaelis 20:04 35.Kirsten Barott 20:19 Results from Waconia: 3.Tori Burr 15:59 26.Kaylee Venier 18:20 27.Jennifer Illg 18:20 35.Erica Hecksel 18:43 52.Kirsten Barott 19:52 57.Mary Roach 20:06 58.Taylor Venier 20:07
03....at Delano .................L,2-0 05....Hutchinson ..............L,5-1 09....at Waconia...............L,7-1 10....at Mayer Lutheran ...L,1-0 12....at Watertown-Mayer.L,6-0 16....at Orono ..................L,8-0 17....at Mound-Wtka ........L,8-0 19....at Chain of Lakes ....L,4-0 23....Delano .....................L,6-0 24....at Hutchinson............5:00 27....at Mankato Loyola ....5:00 28....Waconia................12p.m.
Panther tennis team preparing for sections
By Josh Randt Sports Editor The regular season for the Glencoe-Silver Lake tennis team came to an end last week, when they lost 6-1 to the New LondonSpicer Wildcats. With the loss to NLS, the Panthers now have the conference tournament scheduled for Thursday in either Orono or MoundWestonka to decide all conference and honorable mention honors. After that, team sections start on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at St. John’s University. So what did GSL learn from the loss to the Wildcats with the postseason fast approaching? “We need to be one ball better,” head coach Robb DeCorsey said. “There’s things that we know we need to work on. The girls need to ask to hit 100 extra balls or 200 extra balls. They know I’ll do whatever it takes, but they just have to really want to get after it.” Get after it, like Piper Davis and Jenessa Urban did in the No.2 doubles spot against NLS. The two earned the only victory on Friday, and have not played together in doubles all season long. What was the key to their success? “Communication,” Urban said. “Yeah, we communicated really well,” Davis echoed. Communication, and a group that was excited to play together, resulted in a 6-4, 6-0 two set victory. “We just both came in really pumped,” Urban said. “We were ready.” “We were also able to return their lobs really well,” Davis added. The win didn’t surprise DeCorsey, who said “right now, it’s kind of like whoever wants to play with Jenessa seems to be winning.” Going through a 6-14 season, it would be easy to give up, but Urban and the rest of this Panther team haven’t. Which makes the head coach happy. “I’m so proud of her,” DeCorsey said. “She has worked and worked and worked. She got an opportunity and she has made the most of that opportunity given to her.” With a limited amount of opportunities remaining on the season, the Panthers are now focused on the section tournament. “The whole year it’s been, ‘everyday, get better,’” DeCorsey said. “This week, it’s ‘one ball better.’ That’s where we have to be,” he reiterated.
01....Worthington ..............6:00 03....at HF Catholic...........5:00
03....at Delano .................L,5-1 05....Hutchinson ..............L,3-1 09....at Waconia...............L,6-0 12....at Mayer Lutheran. ..L,3-0 16....at Orono ................L,13-0 17....at Mound-Wtka ........L,6-0 19....at Chain of Lakes ....L,5-1 23....Delano .....................L,3-0 24....at Hutchinson............7:00 26....Marshall Public .........5:30 27....Mankato Loyola ........5:00 28....Waconia....................2:00
Silver Lake Leader photos by Josh Randt
01....Worthington ..............4:00 03....at HF Catholic...........5:00
Hannah Lemke attempts to put some back spin on the ball during a matchup with New London-Spicer’s Taylor Bengtson last Thursday in Glencoe.
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By Jake Yurek
Warm early this week with possibly some rain late in the week as a frontal system moves through the upper Midwest. Highs should remain in the 70s close to 80 early- midweek as warm air gets ushered back into Minnesota. A cold frontal system will bring in cooler temperatures and a shot at desperately needed rain Friday into the first part of the weekend. Highs this weekend should stay in the 60s with a run at low 70s Sunday if the front exits the area quickly enough. Weekend plans look mostly OK with the rain pushing to our east; cooler temperatures are all we should have to worry about and it won’t be too bad. There appears to be a shot of an inch for areas directly hit by the rain, so hopefully we’re close enough to the bull’s-eye to see some of that. Taking a peek at the extended shows a ridge trying to build in from the west for early next week, so temperatures should moderate up again. Have a great first full week of Fall! Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
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DeCorsey celebrates 20 years of coaching
Former and current team members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake tennis team got together on Sept. 19 for a surprise party, honoring girls’ tennis coach Robb DeCorsey for his 20 years of coaching. “I had no clue!” DeCorsey said of the planned get-together that featured team photographs, cake and plenty of reminiscing. Current team members are marked with an *. Front row from left: Ashlyn Ratike*, Stephie Elsing*, Teanna Vorlicek*, Jessica Klitzke*, Callie Raduenz*, Jenessa Urban*, Ellie Lepel*, Laura Becker*, Emily VonBerge*, Jessica Fegley*, Grace Draeger*, Allie Harpel*, Emily Popelka* and Chelsea Bandas*. Second row from left: Lindsey Wedin*, Ashley Miller*, Piper Davis*, Hannah Lemke*, Amanda (Hoernemann) Struefert ‘99, Stephanie (Lemke) Jacques ‘03, DJ Schuette ‘06, Amanda George ‘05, head coach Robb DeCorsey, Amanda (Stifter) Johnson ‘05, Justine (Olson) Launert ‘04, Mandy Schlauderaff ‘12, and Justine Helmbrecht*. Third row from left: Emma Birkholz ‘08, Bre Boesche ‘09, Stephanie (Schuette) Mehrkens ‘00, Kim Urban ‘05, Sarah Alsleben ‘06, Rachel (Schrempp) Olson ‘05, Kelly Arnold*, Michaela Boesche ‘13, Mary Arnold ‘12, Vanessa (Olson) Kimball ‘02, Sammy Exsted ‘10, Kelcie Eggersgluess ‘10, assistant coach Josh Otto-Fisher. Fourth row from left: assistant coach Sheri Anderson, assistant coach Kim Schuette, Amy (Hartl) McKay ‘05, Kristin (Walford) Kohout ‘05, Mary (Jaskowiak) Doering ‘05, Hali Haukos ‘07, Jennifer Wedin ‘11 and Megan (Schrupp) Voigt ‘00.
Wednesday night — Lows 52-58; clear. Thursday — Highs 76-82, lows 57-63; partly cloudy/ shower late? Friday — Highs 68-75, lows 47-53; clouds/rain-thunder. Saturday — Highs 63-69, lows 44-50; showers early/ partly cloudy. Sunday — Highs 67-73; clear. Weather Quiz: What are some of October’s weather extremes? Answer to last week’s question: It’s hard to say how trees will react to the dry weather this year since it’s been a weird weather year from the beginning. Indications are a later start and quick finish. This could happen quickly if we get an early frost any time soon. Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Engagements Vasek — Carlson
Alissa Vasek and Trevor Carlson announce their engagment and plans to marry Sept. 28 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Silver Lake. Parents of the couple are Randy and Julie Vasek of Silver Lake and Tom and Pat Carlson of Chaska. Vasek is a graduate of Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) High School and The College of St. Scholastica. She is a sixthgrade teacher at GSL’s Lakeside Elementary. Carlson is graduate of Chaska High School and Park University. He is a logistics coordinator.
Fogarty grad of Rasmussen
Felicia Fogarty of Hutchinson was among the graduates of Rasmussen College on Saturday, Sept. 21, at commencement ceremonies at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. Fogarty received a bachelor of science degree in human resources and organizational leadership. She earned honor and dean’s awards by maintaining a cumulative academic achievement of 3.5-4.0 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Pat and Brenda Fogarty of Silver Lake.
Trevor Carlson Alissa Vasek
6-point buck for Mohr
On Sunday, Sept. 15, his first morning out with the bow, Jake Mohr shot a 6-point buck at 25 yards. It was his first arrow of the season. The deer hunt archery season began on Sept. 14 and continues until Dec. 31.
Thalmann family farm welcomes visitors
The Thalmann family is used to having visitors on its farm in Plato. It just so happens that a lot of those visitors over the years have been from other countries. A 20-member delegation from Taiwan stopped by the Thalmann farm on Saturday, Sept. 14. The group was in Minnesota to sign a letter of intent to purchase $3.5 billion in U.S. grown corn and soybeans and wanted an up-close look at a Minnesota farm. The Thalmann farm — with its many acres of crops, pieces of equipment, buildings and storage facilities — was exactly what the group was looking for. “Being a farmer isn’t all about working the fields. You need to cultivate personal relationships, too,” said Brian Thalmann, who runs the corn and soybean farm that’s been in the family since 1877. Thalmann also serves on the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) board, which helped coordinate the visit along with the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture. “Strong export markets are good for farmers and lead to job creation for the economy overall. Any time we can host one of our trade partners on our farm, we welcome the opportunity.” Brian’s father, Randall, estimates that over 400 foreign visitors (the first group came from Russia) have passed through the family farm since the late 1970s. In fact, the Thalmanns needed to find a new guest book for the Taiwan delegation to sign on Saturday since their old one was completely full. After lunch on the farm, Brian and Randall Thalmann provided an overview of their family operation. In addition to growing corn and soybeans, Randall and his father Arnold started a seed plant on the farm in the early 1970s. Thalmann Seeds, Inc., is still going strong today and sells seed corn, soybean, alfalfa, oats, spring wheat and winter wheat seed. While standing underneath one of the farm’s storage bins, Randall and Brian answered questions from the delegation. “How do you put gas in the combine?” a member of the delegation wondered. “Well, we don’t drive it to the local gas station,” Randall said to laughter from the group before pointing to the 12,000gallon fuel storage tank on the farm. Other questions focused on grain handling, corn drying, crop conditions and the history of agriculture in the area. Climbing on the farm equipment and having an opportunity to examine an actual corn and soybean field are also highlights for any foreign delegation that visits the Thalmann’s farm. The Taiwan delegation was no exception and took in the opportunity to sit in the cab of a combine and pose for pictures next to the Thalmann’s almost-ready-forharvest fields. “It was another great visit,” Brian said. “They’re welcome back any time.” MCGA has over 6,750 members and represents the interests of more than 24,000 corn farmers throughout Minnesota. The Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCR&PC) administers the efficient and effective investment of Minnesota’s corn check-off. The shared mission of both organizations is to identify and promote opportunities for corn farmers, while building better connections with the non-farming public. To learn more about MCGA and MCR&PC, visit www.mn corn.org and follow @mncorn on Twitter.
Search for Miss Teen McLeod County begins
If you are single, never been married, and between the ages of 13 to 18 years, applications are being accepted for the title of 2014 Miss Teen McLeod County. Miss Teen McLeod County will represent her county at the Miss Teen Minnesota pageant, which will be held at the Ritsche Auditorium March 8, 2014, in St. Cloud. The young lady chosen as Miss Teen McLeod County will become an ambassador from the McLeod County Area and will receive an official title and sash. The young lady chosen as Miss Teen Minnesota will receive a prize package and scholarship totaling $10,000 and the chance to represent Minnesota at the 2014 Miss Teen International pageant in Jacksonville, Fla. The American Heart Association’s “Go for Red for Women” is the official charity of the Miss Teen Minnesota Pageant. The current reigning 2013 Miss Teen Minnesota is Megan Muehlberg of Brooklyn Park. As Miss Teen Minnesota, Muehlberg speaks out on “The Silent Disability,” auditory processing disorder (APD). Having APD herself, Muehlberg wants to be a positive example and to share with others how to recognize the symptoms and manage them. For more information about APD go to: www.ncapd.org.
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Remember that the Medicare annual open enrollment period is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2013. If you wish to change Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage coverage for 2014, all changes must be made between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. Coverage will then begin Jan. 1, 2014. For plan comparisons, trained Senior LinkAge Line® counselors will be available by appointment at the Hutchinson Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To make an appointment or to receive assistance by phone, call the Senior LinkAge Line®: One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors at 1-800333-2433. When calling, please have your Medicare card and prescription drug information ready. The Senior LinkAge Line®: One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors is a free service of the Minnesota Board on Aging, as well as the federally designated State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Specialists provide one-toone assistance with all Medicare and health insurance issues and also provide indepth long-term care options counseling.
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Autumn Pot Roast Ingredients: 1 boneless beef chuck roast 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 medium parsnips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 large sweet onion, cut into chunks 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil) 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 bay leaves 1 can (14.5 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth 3/4 cup dry red wine Directions: Cut roast in half; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on all sides; drain. Transfer to a 5-quart slow cooker. Top with sweet potatoes, parsnips, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, thyme, bay leaves and remaining salt and pepper. Combine broth and wine; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Skim fat. Discard bay leaves. All Day Apple Butter Ingredients: 5-1/2 pounds apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped 4 cups white sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground gloves 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Place the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker and mix well. Cover and cook on high 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 9 to 11 hours, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and dark brown. Uncover and continue cooking on low for 1 hour. Stir with a whisk, if desired, to increase smoothness. Spoon the mixture into sterile containers, cover and refrigerate or freeze. Ultimate Potato Soup Ingredients: 1 pound bacon, chopped 2 stalks celery, diced 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 8 potatoes, peeled and cubed 4 cups chicken stock, or enough to cover potatoes 3 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 3 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro Salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until done. Remove bacon from pan and set aside. Drain off all but 1/4 cup of bacon grease. In the bacon grease remaining in the pan, saute the celery and onion until onion begins to turn clear. Add the garlic, and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cubed potatoes, and toss to coat. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Return the bacon to the pan and add enough chicken stock to just cover the potatoes. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender. In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour. Cook stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the heavy cream, tarragon and cilantro. Bring the cream mixture to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir the cream mixture into the potato mixture. Puree about 1/2 the soup and return to the pan. Adjust seasonings to taste.
School bus extrication
Two weeks ago, Ron Posusta and other bus drivers talked to students about steps to take in the event of a school bus accident. In August, local fire departments, ambulance services, bus drivers, and first responders participated in a similiar situation to practice protocol. At Lakeside, Posusta talked to students about exit strategies and safety precautions.
Midwest Dairy to host ‘School Milk Day’ contest
After heading back to school this fall, students across the Midwest will be asked to create their very own milk mustache poses for a chance to win Midwest Dairy Council’s Fuel Up with Milk World School Milk Day Contest, open from Sept. 18 to Oct. 2, 2013. Stickers and contest brochures were included in all Fuel Up to Play 60 Back to School Kits for the 2013-2014 school year. World School Milk Day is Sept. 25. To celebrate, teachers and students are encouraged to submit photos of themselves wearing real milk mustaches or milk mustache stickers while participating in various school activities – eating breakfast or lunch, working at a computer, doing a favorite physical activity or simply posing with a teacher or school principal. Full contest details and contest rules can be found at MidwestDairy.com/rewards. One Grand Prize winner will receive a $1,000 Fuel Up to Play 60 Game Time Rewards Prize Locker and two softsided Fuel Up to Play 60 coolers. Ten second-prize winners will be chosen to receive Fuel Up to Play 60 Game Time Rewards Prize Locker worth $500. Twenty third-prize winners will receive a soft-sided Fuel Up to Play 60 cooler. “We are looking forward to reviewing the submissions for this contest,” said Bridget Sheehan, a registered dietitian with Midwest Dairy Council. “We are encouraging schools to join in the celebrate and be one of many schools from more than 40 countries recognizing the importance of school milk on World School Milk Day.” Fuel Up to Play 60 provides an opportunity for students to collaborate with their peers to showcase what they have learned about “fueling up” with nutrient-rich foods and getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Students and teachers can view other schools’ submissions or get involved with the program by visiting www.Fu elUpToPlay60.com.
‘Walk for Autism’ event set Oct. 6 in Mankato
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Last Thursday’s storm brought damage to the northern area of McLeod County. Corn fields were destroyed by strong winds and at the home of John and Rosie Shimanski, this 100-foot Ash tree cracked and fell, missing their pole shed by only a couple of feet. About 2 inches of rainfall were recorded, and winds were gusting between 17 and 33 miles per hour.
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