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April 29th, 2015

GSL takes second, third at Mound

Decent days for competing have been at a premium for the Glencoe-Silver Lake track and field teams, but the Panthers got a honey of an evening on Monday, April 27 and took advantage.
GSL traveled to Mound to compete in a Wright County Conference quadrangular meet against host Mound Westonka, Delano and New Prague. For once, the teams were greeted with sunny skies, still winds and warm temperatures – all of which had eveded them for the past couple weeks.

April 27th

Glencoe woman fatally injured in car-bicycle accident

Penny Lucille Verdeck, 40, of Glencoe, was fatally injured in a car-bicycle accident just north of Glencoe late Sunday afternoon, according to the McLeod County Sheriff's Office.

April 22nd

Eugenia Lydia Keenan, 95, of Glencoe

Eugenia “Gena” Lydia (Dettman) Keenan, 95, of Glencoe, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Memorial services were held Saturday, April 18, at Church of Peace in Glencoe with the Rev. Joseph Clay officiating. Lynne Reinitz was the organist. Congregational hymns were “In the Garden” and “Amazing Grace.”
Honorary urn bearers were Mrs. Keenan’s grandchildren and great-grandchild, Stephanie Zajicek, Jeffery Keenan, Mitchell Keenan, Megan Chrusciel, Benjamin Gramke and Teddy Zajicek.

Ervin ‘Abe’ L. Abram, 92, of Plymouth

Ervin “Abe” L. Abram, 92, of Plymouth, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on April 11, 2015, at Sunrise of Edina in Edina.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Cremation Society of Minnesota, Edina Chapel, 7110 France Ave. S, Edina. The visitation will be held at 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. Private interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Dennis L. Grams, 70, of Gaylord

Dennis Grams, 70, of Gaylord, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m., at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord, with interment in the Gaylord City Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, April 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Gaylord, and will continue Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Joel Henry Teubert, 51, of Glencoe

Joel Henry Teubert, 51, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 20, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating. Sue Mielke was the organist. Song leaders were Shari Templin and Kelly LeCrone, and Jesse Cameron played the bagpipes. Musical selections were “Here I Am, Lord,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Hosea, Come Back to Me,” “Song of Farewell” and “Amazing Grace.”

Peter Joseph Iten, 79, of Chaska

Peter Joseph Iten, 79, of Chaska, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at the Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 2, at St. Hubert’s Catholic Community, 8201 Main St., Chanhassen. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow. Inurment will be in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in June.
Peter Iten was born Oct. 5, 1935, in LeSueur, to Elmer and Rosella (Bendzick) Iten. He was one of two children.

Amy Sackett, 90, of Lamberton

Amy Sackett, 90, of Lamberton, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Lamberton.

New windows for Silver Lake Auditorium

Progress continues on improvements to the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Next on the “to-do” list is window replacement. Monday night, the Silver Lake City Council reviewed a proposal for purchase of 22 windows for the auditorium. The cost of the windows will be $4,338.75.
The city staff estimates it will cost around $50, on the very high end, to install and finish each window. It is hoped to have volunteers help to reduce the cost of installation.

Plato Legion honors World War II veterans

There are fewer and fewer living World War II veterans left each year.
The American Legion Post 641, Plato, honored its two living WWII veterans at its annual recognition dinner Saturday, April 11.
Honored were Walter Miller, 94, of Plato and Willard — also known as “Joe” or “Bud” — Meyer, 96, now of Glencoe. Meyer was unable to attend the dinner.
Miller and Meyer have  been members of Post 641 for 68 years, since its inception in 1948.