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January 9th, 2019

GSL musicians shine at WCC honor meet Saturday

The annual Wright County Conference Honor Band and Choir Festival was held at Annandale High School Performing Arts Center Jan. 5. Over 180 musicians from 13 conference schools came together to share their musical talents. GSL High School choir members participating included (front row, from left) Beth Cross, Morgan Dahlke, Maren Warner, Elise Petersen, Megan Fehrenbach, (back row, from left) Dan Cross and Calen Schmeig, Jacob Reichow, Devin Everding, and Nathan Warner.

GSL musicians shine at WCC honor meet Saturday

GSL High School Band members participating included Kimberley Kuenzel, Emily Thalmann, Leah Bettcher, Briana Wraspir, Carlee Oberlin, Joshua Kuehn, Lilly Nikkel, Kaitlyn Uecker, and Mia LaPlante.

A1C John Rose, left, and Linda Krueger pictured at her house with the gifts the airman gave her.

A1C John Rose, left, and Linda Krueger pictured at her house with the gifts the airman gave her.

Leo Braunwarth, 95, of Norwood Young America

Leo Braunwarth, 95, of Norwood Young America, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m., at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 4 to 7 p.m., at Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Friday.

Boys’ cagers split

With one win and one loss last week, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team opened 2019 in the same fashion as it closed out 2018. Since winning the first two games of the season, the Panthers have evenly split the next 10 contests and hold a 7-5 overall record.
GSL opened its post-holiday slate with a daunting home matchup against 2018 Class AA state champion Jordan. The game was a showdown between the top two teams thus far in the Section 2AA North standings.

Gymnasts home this week

The Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team kicked off 2019 with a pair of meets last week. GSL opened with a triangular meet at Watertown-Mayer on Thursday, Jan. 3, before competing in the Tropical Twist Invitational at Big Lake two days later.
After topping 120 on the scorecard to close out 2018, the Panthers regressed a bit in its first meet of the new year, scoring 119.400 to finish third in Watertown. Host Watertown-Mayer/Mound Westonka won with 143.375, while Dassel-Cokato took second at 123.225.

(For the complete story, see the Jan. 9 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Wrestlers back on the mat

The Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team returned from its winter break with a pair of meets last week. The Panthers got back to competition in a triangular meet at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton on Thursday, Jan. 3, before taking part in an invitational meet at Ogivlie two days later.
GSL/LP went 1-1 at JWP, defeating Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 56-22, while losing 33-25 to Mankato East.

Panther girls’ hoops takes two to start the New Year

It’s been a splendid start to 2019 for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team. The Panthers commenced their post-holiday schedule with a pair of victories, topping Jordan 54-48 in a crucial section matchup and then besting Dassel-Cokato in the conference opener.
Jordan came to town on Thursday, Jan. 3, with a 1-0 record against Section 2AA North rivals. The Panthers had a bit more subsectional experience under their belt, having gone 3-2 in 2AA North competition.

Minnesota Nice recipient visits Glencoe to show appreciation for care package

A United States Air Force airman who benefited from a McLeod County care package coordination effort — called Minnesota Nice — that sent packages to soldiers overseas recently stopped at former soldier package coordinator Linda Krueger’s house, of Glencoe, to express his gratefulness for the kind gesture that reached thousands of soldiers like himself.

All options . . . Our view: User fees should help fund transportation

We’ve been hearing for years Minnesota’s transportation system is woefully underfunded, something DFLers and Republicans seemingly agree upon. They also agree on the important role a quality transportation system plays to both the quality of life and the overall economy in Minnesota.
Where they seemingly cannot – or choose not to – agree is how to solve the dilemma.
To his credit, Gov. Tim Walz espoused increasing the state’s gasoline tax during the fall campaign. He didn’t hide his belief the gas tax needs to be increased.