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August 21st, 2019

GSL gears up for fall season

The Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team got into the spirit of things during a recent practice. The Panthers open their season this coming Tuesday.

Tuesday night is race night at Buffalo Creek BMX

It was another evening of spirited competition at the Buffalo Creek BMX track in Glencoe on Aug. 6, as racers of all ages got their bike on in one of nine races. Pictured above from left to right, Danica Vinkemeier, Jackson Ewert, Zoey Barton, Levi Werner, Levi Weidendorf and Gage Owen head down the initial straightaway towards the first turn. Buffalo Creek BMX runs races at the track every Tuesday night (weather permitting) beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Panther tennis falls in opener

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ tennis team opened the 2019 season with a 6-1 loss at St. Peter on Friday, Aug. 16.
GSL’s No. 2 doubles tandem of Jenna Trippel and Lauren Terlinden claimed the Panthers’ lone victory of the competition. The pair topped the Saints’ Raina Roemhildt and Molly Voeltz in three sets: 6-4, 2-6, 10-5.

(For the complete story, see the Aug. 21 print edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.)

GSL gears up for fall season

While the weather hasn’t quite shown it just yet, autumn has come to the area in the form of the fall sports season.
Glencoe-Silver Lake athletic teams are gearing up for the start of their new campaigns, or in one case, has already commenced the fall season.
The Panther girls’ tennis team began its fall season with a dual meet at St. Peter last week, and hosted an annual quadrangular tournament to begin this week.
GSL’s netters waste no time diving headlong into their campaign, with two more dual meets this week and an invitational tourament his weekend.

Trailblazer moves towards expansion in Wright County

On Thursday, the Trailblazer Transit Board approved a bevy of motions with the sole purpose of supporting its future expansion endeavors into Wright County — a move Executive Director Gary Ludwig says will benefit all Trailblazer entities, McLeod County included.

Trailblazer votes to drop out of joint health insurance pool

The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board voted to withdraw from the joint health insurance pool between McLeod and Sibley counties and Trailblazer.
This came right after Trailblazer voted to approve its second cash infusion in 2019 of $37,230 to the same health insurance pool to cover a shortfall in funding.
Trailblazer will replenish the $74,460 lost in cash infusions by increasing its Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) premium expenses contribution, with which MnDOT will allocate more dollars to Trailblazer.

Leonard Horejsi, 90, of Stillwater

Leonard J. Horejsi, 90, died peacefully Aug. 6, 2019, at Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater.
Mr. Horejsi was born on Oct. 4, 1928, in Silver Lake to Joseph and Elsie (Vorlicek) Horejsi and grew up in the family’s meat market. As a youth, he once had the job of painting the water tower in Silver Lake. He graduated from Silver Lake High School and was inducted into the U.S. Army, serving in the 793rd field artillery battalion with the Allied occupation forces in Germany between 1951-1953. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Janice Urban, 82, of Hutchinson

Janice “Jan” Urban, 82, of Hutchinson, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m., at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Paul Wolf was the officiating clergy.
Bev Wangerin was the organist.
Bobbi Ludewig was the song leader for “I Can Only Imagine” and “I Will Rise.”
“Here I Am, Lord,” “Shepherd Me, O God,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Song of Farewell” and “Lead Me, Lord” were the congregational hymns.

Kathleen Terlinden, 68, of Glencoe

Kathleen “Kathy” Ruth Terlinden, 68, of Glencoe, wife of Kermit, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with interment in the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred.
Pastor Daniel Welch was the officiating clergy.
Yvonne Schuette was the organist.
Solists RaNaye Odegaard performed “Amazing Grace” and Tim Proehl performed “How Great Thou Art.”
“I Know That My Redeemer Lives” was the congregational hymn.

Irene Thurn, 74, of Glencoe

Irene Marie (Nowak) Thurn, 74, of Glencoe, wife of Andrew, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m., at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with interment in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery in Glencoe.
The Rev. Anthony Stubeda was the officiating clergy.
Sue Mielke was the pianist.
Gus and Irene Makovsky were the song leaders.
“Be Not Afraid,” “Hail Mary, Gentle Woman,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Song Of Farewell” and “How Great Thou Art” were the musical selections.