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October 29th, 2014

Clarence Smykalski, Columbia Heights

Clarence A. Smykalski, 88, of Columbia Heights, formerly of Silver Lake, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Crestview Lutheran Home in Columbia Heights.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m., at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. The Rev. Tony Stubeda will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

Marvel F. Slanga, 87, of Osseo

Marvel F. Slanga, 87, of Osseo, formerly of Silver Lake, died on her wedding anniversary, Oct. 23, 2014, in Brooklyn Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass.
Interment will be in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Carolyn J. Pohlen, 67, Hutchinson

Carol Joyce (Dolieslager) Pohlen, 67, of Hutchinson, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Jerry Meidl officiating.

Girl born to Arlington couple

Dominique Buffet and Joel Farber of Arlington announce the birth of their daughter, Elliana Dakotah Lynn Farber, on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Elliana weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches in length. She is welcomed home by big sister Tatiana. Grandparents are Sara and Rob Schmitz of Long Lake, Gene Farber of New Germany and Jane Rischmiller of Gaylord.

Yureks announce twins’ births

Chris and Jamie Yurek of Glencoe announce the birth of twin sons, Evan Daniel and Benjamin Ronald, born Oct. 13, 2014, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Evan weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19 inches in length, and Benjamin weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 171⁄4 inches long. The boys join siblings Kailey and Jordan. Grandparents are Dan and Joanne Biederwolf of Glencoe and Ron and Roxy Yurek of Silver Lake. Great-grandparent is Marion Biederwolf of Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Daughter born to Strobels

Kyle and Leah Strobel of Plato announce the arrival of a daughter, Henley Claire Strobel, born Oct. 10, 2014, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Henley weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long. Grandparents are Kevin and Laura Dahlen of Dassel and Robert and Michelle Strobel of Plato. Great-grandparents are Arthur Dahlen of Thief River Falls, June Buenger of Bemidji, Richard and Dixie Cliff of Rosemount and Bernice Strobel of Arlington.

Becker in BSU honors program

Lindsey Becker of Glencoe is one of 127 students enrolled in the honors program at Bemidji State University in Bemidji. Bemidji State University’s honors program has a long history of providing intellectual and creative excitement as well as academic challenge for students. Becker is a sophomore studying elementary education.

Genz — Plevell

Darla Genz and Alex Plevell of Watkins announce their engagement.
Parents of the couple are Bill Genz of Winthrop, Margie and Steve Longstreet of Pipestone and Fred and Diane Plevel of Tomah, Wis.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, and is currently employed as a lead vendor specialist for Encore Capital Group of St. Cloud.
The groom is a student at St. Cloud State Technical and Community College and is in the military.
The wedding is set for April 24, 2015, in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.

Sievert — Unseth

Katherine Sievert of St. Francis and Isaac Unseth of Lester Prairie, together with their parents, Yvonne and Scott Sievert and Ruth and Nathan Unseth, joyfully announce their engagement.
Wedding and reception to be held Jan. 1, 2015, in Minneapolis.

Brownton’s public works supervisor resigns; city seeking replacement

The city of Brownton is searching for a new public works employee after accepting the resignation of 17-year employee Mark Streich.
Streich has accepted a job in the private sector and his resignation is effective Nov. 12.
The Brownton City Council met in special session Thursday night to start the advertising process for finding a replacement.