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Archive - Jul 2019


Larry Wraspir, 65, of Howard Lake

It is with great sadness that the family of Larry Dale Wraspir announces his passing Friday, July 26, at Ridgeview Medical Center. Mr. Wraspir was a current resident of Howard Lake, formerly a resident of Silver Lake.
A service for Mr. Wraspir will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, 2 to 4 p.m., at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Pastor John Thorson will officiate the prayer service starting at 4 p.m.
The Chilson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Its website is www.chilsonfuneralhome.com where online obituaries are located and condolences can be offered.

Paul Popelka, 86, of Glencoe

Paul Popelka, 86, of Glencoe, passed away Tuesday, July 30, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m., at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with interment following at Glencoe Public Cemetery.
A gathering of friends and family will be held Sunday, Aug. 4, 3 to 8 p.m., at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. The gathering will continue one hour prior to the service Monday.

National Weather Service confirms Sunday’s tornadoes

A tornado skirted the south side of Silver Lake Sunday afternoon. The EF-1 twister was one of three confirmed tornadoes that damaged houses, trees and crops near Biscay and Silver Lake. There were no injuries reported.

Toilet bowl races a Pola-Czesky tradition

Toilet bowl racing, a popular event during Pola-Czesky Days, returns to downtown Silver Lake Friday night, Aug. 2, 7 p.m.

Brewers open Region 7C play Saturday

After a first-round bye, the Crow River Valley League northern division champion Glencoe Brewers are set to begin play in the Region 7C Tournament this weekend. The second-seeded Brewers are slated to take on No. 7 seed Winsted in their regional opener at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Carver.

Glencoe man looking forward to Sibley County Fair Demo Derby Sunday

Mark Lindemann, owner of The Lucky Brake Shop in Glencoe, will again be competing in the Sibley County Fair demolition derby Sunday, Aug. 4, 1:30 p.m., at the fairgrounds in Arlington. The 42-year-old Lindemann grew up in New Auburn and has been competing in demolition derby since he was 18.

Post 641 advances to Legion state tourney

The Plato American Legion Post 641 baseball team won the District III sub-state title to advance to the Division II state tournament in Ely, Aug. 2-4.

Blood donors top ARC’s goal for Glencoe blood drive

Blood donors Jackie Selchow of Plato (foreground) and Muriel Wavra of rural Glencoe (background) were among the 82 blood donors who donated 103 units of blood at the American Red Cross blood drive in Glencoe last Wednesday, July 24. The 103 units has the potential to help 315 people. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be back in Glencoe Nov. 20.

Brownton sweeps New Germany in 7C opener

By a combined score of 16-1, the Brownton Bruins easily swept the New Germany Dutchmen out of the postseason with a two-game sweep in the opening round of the Region 7C playoffs.
Bruins ace Ryan Grams fired a three-hit shutout at the Dutchmen as the two teams met in Game 1 at Winsted on Wednesday, July 24. Grams struck out 10 batters while allowing three walks in the postseason-opening gem.

(For the complete story, see the July 31 print edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.)

Post 5102 falls in VFW subdistricts

The Glencoe Post 5102 baseball team’s season came to a close as the squad bowed out of the subdistrict tournament on Tuesday, July 16.
Glencoe lost 6-2 in a game split between Monday, July 15 and the next day, due to heavy weather in Gaylord.
While 5102 was tied 2-2 at the time the game was suspended due to lightning, Chaska scored four runs after the Tuesday restart to claim a 6-2 victory.

(For the complete story, see the July 31 print edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.)