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September 19th, 2018

Wayne Wise, 36, of Glencoe

Wayne Wise, 36, of Glencoe, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, at his home in Glencoe.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m., at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe with interment at the Glencoe City Cemetery in Glencoe.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 12-1 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.mcbridechapel.com

Cross-Country squads both third at NYA meet

Returning to the site of their season-opening victories, the Glencoe-Silver Lake cross-country teams both finished third in the Norwood Young America Lions Invitational at Baylor Park in Young America on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
On a pristine afternoon, the Panther girls took third out of 14 teams, while the boys placed third out of 18 squads.
Malayh Metcalf led the girls to their lofty position by finishing fifth overall in the girls’ race, completing the five-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 30.3 seconds.

Volleyball bests Annandale

The Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team won its conference opener last week, but lost one of its key players for up to a month.
GSL claimed a four-game home victory over Annandale on Thursday, Sept. 13, moving to 1-0 in the Wright County Conference West standings.
The Panthers powered to a 2-0 match lead by means of wins of 25-16 and 25-12 in the first two games against the Cardinals.
While the visitors battled back to take the third game 20-25, GSL ended the evening with a 25-19 game four win to take the match 3-1.

Space needs discussion takes another turn in Silver Lake

Space is at a premium for the city departments in Silver Lake.
Over the last two months, Harvey Mikolichek, representing local organizations, has spoken with the city council about moving the city office to the basement of the city’s auditorium and converting two stalls in the city shed (attached to the city offices) for fire department storage.
At the Sept. 11 planning commission meeting, Mikolichek presented rough drawings and cost estimates of both plans.

Victor M. Brinkmeier, 92, of Hutchinson

Victor Martin Brinkmeier, 92, of Hutchinson, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, at the Saint Cloud Hospital in Saint Cloud. A Funeral Service was held Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Pastor Gerhard Bode officiated the ceremony.
Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon was the organist and “Amazing Grace,” “I’m But A Stranger Here,” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” were the congregational hymns.
Bob Kunkel, Paul Kaufmann, Gary Fitterer, Jerome Karl, Warren Kaufmann, and Eric Kaufmann were the casket-bearers.

Vida Mae Kosek, 87, of Brownton

Vida Mae Kosek, 87, of Brownton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center.
Funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with Pastor Jill Warner officiating. Interment was held in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Special music was provided by Vida’s granddaughter, Brooke Kosek. Casket-bearers were her grandchildren, Lane Hacker, Katherine Hacker, Kayla Hacker, Brooke Kosek, and Dalton Kosek.

Todd E. Brown, 53, of Washington State

Todd E. Brown passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 28, in Washington state where he lived.
He was born in Glencoe to Gene and Colleen Brown. Todd is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Julie Mikulichek; sisters, Cheryl (Frank) Fourneau, Cindy (Rick) Remer, Debbie Hedlund, Lori (Bruce) Andahl, Michelle (Jon) Domning; brothers-in-law, Craig Warnke, Rick Mikulicheck; sister-in-law, Char (Dave) Granberg; nephews and nieces, Christopher (Neiley) Warnke, Shawn Hagen, Jeff and Joanna Schermann,