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July 14th, 2015

Named to St. John’s list

Reed Dunbar, son of William and Marilyn Dunbar of Waconia, was named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at St. John’s University in Collegeville. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of at least 3.8. 

Mankato releases dean’s list

Minnesota State University, Mankato, released its high honors and honors list for the 2015 spring semester. Amy Blazinski and Melanie Nowak of Silver Lake made the high honors list with a GPA of 4.0. Jordan Golde and Jordyn Polzin of Brownton, Amber Drong, Kyle Eberhard, Kristina Kunkel and John Seipel of Glencoe, and Devin Pierson and Chad Thompson of Silver Lake, made the honors list with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.99. 

Helen M. Nowak, 93, rural Silver Lake

Helen Marie Nowak, 93, of rural Silver Lake, died Monday, July 6, 2015.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 11, at the Church of the Holy Family in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Alice Nowak was the organist.
Casket bearers were Adam Nowak, Dean Schiro, Barney Nowak, Brian Webb, Dale Jaskowiak and Leo Nowak. Interment was in the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.

Terry Ann Maschke, 67, of NYA

Terry Ann Maschke, 67, of Norwood Young America (NYA), died Friday, July 10, 2015, at the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.
The funeral service will be today (Wednesday, July 15) at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 Second Ave SE, NYA, with the Rev. David Winter officiating. Visitation was held Tuesday and continues today for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Michael J. Lohn, 54, Alabaster, Ala.

Michael J. Lohn, 54, of Alabaster, Alabama, died June 3, 2015, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 25, at 11 a.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church, 511 Merger St., Norwood Young America (NYA), with the Revs. Eric Aune and Tania Hammer-Luken as officiants. The pianist will be Chris Starr and the soloist is Jaron Aune. 

Frances Krumrey, 98, of Buffalo Lake

Frances Krumrey, 98, of Buffalo Lake, died July 9, 2015, at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center.
The funeral service was Tuesday, July 14, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake with the Rev. Rita Augsburger officiating. Dianne Runke was the organist.

Roger Kloeckl, 84, of Gaylord

Roger Kloeckl, 84, of Gaylord, died Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Oak Terrace health Care Center in Gaylord.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 13, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Gaylord with the Rev. Keith Salisbury officiating. Sherri Kaufmann was the organist. Soloist Rachel Kiecker sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Ave Maria,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Here I Am, Lord.”

July 10th

Glencoe Airport officially awarded $1.8 million grant

U.S. Congressman Collin C. Peterson today announced that the Glencoe Municipal Airport has been awarded a $1,798,903 Department of Transportation grant to make important infrastructure improvements.
“As a pilot, I understand firsthand the significant infrastructure improvements made possible by this grant,” Peterson said. “Keeping our rural airports in good operating condition is important to meeting the area’s air transportation needs and will greatly benefit the local economy.”

Glencoe woman hurt 2-vehicle accident

Aleshia R. Pouliot, 19, of Glencoe, was injured Thursday evening when the vehicle she was driving struck a parked vehicle on 13th Street E (Highway 22) in Glencoe.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Pouliot was eastbound in a 2011 Chrysler Town & Country on Highway 22 near the Elliott Avenue intersection when her vehicle struck a parked 2004 Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey was not occupied. The accident was reported at 9:01 p.m.

July 8th

Silver Lake City Council considers 5-year plans

It is not often an employee is asked at work for a wish list, but the department heads of the city of Silver Lake were asked just that.
At its quarterly meeting Monday, July 6, the City Council was presented with a 2016-2021 capital improvement plan from each department.