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March 13th, 2019

Groups trying to narrow costs gap for road project

The gap between expected funding and willingness to contribute more money could delay the start of the expansion of Morningside Drive through the existing railroad line to a roundabout linking the roadway with McLeod County Road 15 north of the railroad tracks.

For the love of snowmobiles and speed records

When he was younger, Tom Ische enjoyed riding Arctic Cat snowmobiles, the faster the better. His collection of sleds is a testament to a passion for the Minnesota made machines.
A Glencoe native, Ische owns dozens of old-school Arctic Cat snowmobiles. But the replica of the original Boss Cat is the crown jewel of his collection. It is patterned after the Arctic Cat rocket-powered snowmobile Dale Cormican of Crookston, Minn. drove at 125.87 mph in time trials at Boonville, N.Y. to set a world record in 1971.

Props to public works: Our view – Under brutal conditions, thanks for a job well done

It’s been a brutal winter. It may not be over yet. We all know that.
Almost every day brings a new reason to relocate to a community far warmer than here, a place where the inhabitants have never experienced a snowfall or freezing rain and can’t fathom what a polar vortex really is.
If you still have an upbeat view of winter in Minnesota, we commend you.
There are plenty of reasons to give up. Hang in there folks. It will get better.

A brutal winter is generating ‘senior moments’

As soon as I did it, I knew it was a mistake. But it was too late, the ‘senior moment’ was over.
I happened to be on top of my flat roof in the back of our house, shoveling off the heavy snow onto the yard. The first two-thirds of the two feet of snow were light and fluffy. The other one-third was not. It was compressed snow, turned into ice, turned into water.
In other words, it was heavy.

Glen Wraspir, 77, of Silver Lake

Glen H. Wraspir, 77, of Silver Lake passed away Friday, March 8, at Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake.
Mr. Wraspir was born April 1, 1941, in Silver Lake, the son of Henry and Mildred (Cuhel) Wraspir.
He was baptized. Pastor Walter B. Beach later confirmed him in his faith as a youth June 5, 1955 at The Congregational Church in Silver Lake.
Mr. Wraspir was a graduate of Silver Lake High School in 1959.

Carol Winterfeldt, 90, of Prior Lake

Carol E. Winterfeldt, 90, of Prior Lake, formerly longtime resident of Brownton, passed away Saturday, March 2, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, 1 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, with interment in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
The Rev. R. Allen Reed was the officiating clergy.
Dawn Wolter was the organist and “How Great Thou Art,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “Lift High the Cross,” and “Amazing Grace” were the congregational hymns.

Jeffrey Rehmann, 47, of Lester Prairie

Jeffrey J. Rehmann, 47, of Lester Prairie died Wednesday, March 6, at his residence.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 12, 2 p.m., at St. Peter Lutheran Church (77 Second Ave. S.) in Lester Prairie with Rev. Joshua Arndt as officiant.
Visitation was held all at the church Monday and Tuesday, March 11-12, 4-8 p.m., and one hour prior to the funeral. Interment was in the church cemetery.

March 12th

Panthers place second in 2AA North

The Glencoe-Silver Lake sports calendar officially flipped from winter to spring on Monday, March 11, as the Panther boys’ basketball campaign came to a close with an 81-61 loss to Jordan in the Section 2AA North subsection finals.
GSL, which rode a season-high four-game winning streak into the North final, finished the season with a 15-14 overall record.
Hubmen 81, GSL 61
It was a battle of Nos. 1 vs. 2 seeds in the North final as the Panthers hit the Bresnan Arena floor at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Panther Paws excel at MAGA divisional meet

The Glencoe-Silver Lake Panther Paws gymnastics program had a big day at the Midwest Amateur Gymnastics Association Division 8 meet in New Prague on Saturday, March 2.
The Panther Paws Lightning team surpassed expectations to win the division title with a season best score of 111.2.
The Lightning came into the meet with the third-lowest average score out of eight division teams at 108.05, but rocketed past their average to take the title.
In addition to winning the division crown, the nine-gymnast squad also earned the division’s Sportsmanship Award for the second year in a row.

March 11th

Verona Howell, 98, of Glencoe

Verona Howell, 98, of Glencoe passed away Sunday, March 10, at Woodstone Senior Living in Hutchinson.
No services will be held.
The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel is handing the arrangements. Its Web site is www.mcbridechapel.com where obituaries and an online guestbook are available.