March 15th, 2017

GSL Robotics team competes in Steamworks robotics game

FFA children’s barnyard

Brownton City Council updated on street, utility project at workshop

After a year or more of hammering out financing for its street and utility project, the city of Brownton may finally be able to put the project out for bids late this year.
The City Council met with John Rodeberg and Chris Knutsen of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), its consulting engineers, in a workshop session prior to its regular meeting Tuesday, March 7.

Jean Penas, 75, of Silver Lake

Jean Frances (Ardolf) Penas, 75, of Silver Lake passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Glencoe Long Term Care after a short battle with gallbladder cancer.
A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Jean Penas will be held on Monday, March 20 at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.  Father Paul Schumacher will be the Principal Concelebrant.  Alice Nowak will be the organist.  The Adult Choir will provide special music.

Adeline Harpel, 89, of Glencoe

Adeline Ella Harpel passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Service Long Term Care in Glencoe.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 14 at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with Rev. Anthony Stubeda  officiating.

Gene Wawrzyniak, 67, of Silver Lake

Gene Edward Wawrzyniak, age 67, of Silver Lake passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Cedar Crest.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.  Father Paul Schumacher will be the Celebrant.
A visitation will be held Thursday, March 16 from 4-8 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.  A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  Further visitation will be held Friday morning, March 17 from 9-10 a.m.  at the funeral home.

Nathan Dammann, 41, of Hamburg

Nathan Dammann, age 41, of Hamburg passed away Monday March 6, 2017 at his residence.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 11  at Emanuel Lutheran Church  in Hamburg with Rev. Donald Andrix as officiant.
Urn bearers were Bill Wark, Brian Oelfke, Matt Rechtzigel, Dan Goetze, Jason Schroeder and Jeremy Stoeckmann. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arlene Wendolek, 88, of Silver Lake

Arlene Frances Wendolek, 88, of Silver Lake, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 13, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Michael Doyle officiating. Gift bearers were Ron and Eileen Pulkrabek.
Casket bearers were her grandchildren, Beth Keith, Aaron Wendolek, Eric Wendolek, Cole Wendolek, Lucas Wendolek and Logan Wendolek. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Derelict buildings are marring our cities

Our view: Press property owners to make needed repairs

Fond memories of high school hockey

I recently traveled to International Falls in the dead of winter … on purpose. Twice  My wife politely turned down my invitation to join me both times.
It has been awhile since I stayed in International Falls in the winter. I had forgotten how much snow it receives and how cold it can get. But my mother didn’t raise any fools. So the first trip, I traveled during the annual “January thaw.” It wasn’t so bad. The week before it was 39 below zero! That is air temperature, folks, not windchill.