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Archive

November 14th, 2018

Verdie Ellingson, 94, of Moorhead

Verdie Leroy Ellingson was born July 18, 1924, in Montevideo, to Jens and Ragna (Olson) Ellingson. He was baptized and confirmed at Mandt Lutheran Church. Mr. Ellingson attended rural school in Chippewa County through eighth grade and then Milan High School, graduating in 1942. He helped operate the family farm until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Mr. Ellingson served with the occupation forces in Korea in 1946 and 1947.

Michael Wendlandt, 69, of Stewart

Michael Wendlandt age 69, of Stewart, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. A memorial service was held Thursday, Nov. 8, 11a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment in Evergreen Cemetery in Boon Lake Township, Renville County.
Pastor Katherine Rood was the officiating clergy.
Twyla Kirkeby was the organist. “Amazing Grace,” and “On Eagles Wings” were the congregational hymns.
Tara Severson delivered the eulogy.

David W. Wagner, 80, of New Auburn

David Willmer Wagner, 80, of New Auburn, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, at his home in New Auburn. Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn, with interment at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Pastor Keith Ainsley was the officiating clergy.
Kara Scholla was the organist. “Amazing Grace,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” and “On Eagle’s Wings” were the congregational hymns.

Letter to the editor

To the editor,
On behalf of all of us at GSL, I would like to say thank you to all that came out to vote this past Election Day. While we are disappointed in the results, we must continue to move forward and continue to provide a great educational experience for our students. The district will have another opportunity to pass the operating levy in the fall of 2019 before the current one expires.

The people have spoken

Our view: What do you want your school district to be?

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District asked its residents for an increase in operating revenue. We recommended voters approve it. Nov. 6, they decided otherwise.
In a democracy, that is their right.
But with that right comes responsibility. Leaders in the district say they aren’t 100 percent certain why the request for an increase in operating funds was rejected. They could collect opinions and formulate an educated guess.

President signs Klobuchar’s ‘opioid epidemic’ bill into law

President Donald Trump recently signed Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act, Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, and Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act into law as part of a larger piece of bipartisan legislation to address the opioid epidemic.

State students top national average on ACTs

Minnesota students again topped the nation on the ACT college entrance exam. The state was first among the 19 states where 90 percent or more students took the college entrance exam, earning a composite score of 21.3.

Lakeside students win Lions’ ‘Peace Poster’ contest

Avril Kosek and Autumn Schuch, sixth-graders from GSL’s Lakeside Elementary School, have won local Peace Poster competition sponsored by the Silver Lake Lions Club.
Savannah Bonderman and Rita Tkachenko earned second-place honors for their entries. The club sponsors two winners.

State students top national average on ACTs

Minnesota students again topped the nation on the ACT college entrance exam. The state was first among the 19 states where 90 percent or more students took the college entrance exam, earning a composite score of 21.3.

‘Operation Christmas Child’ brings area youth together

They see their work collecting, purchasing, packaging and wrapping small toys and personal care items in boxes for children who don’t know these luxuries as a win-win. They get to enjoy the joy of helping children in need while sharing Christian fellowship with other area youth.