March 8th, 2017

Son born to LaMott family

Brady and Sarah LaMott of St. Bonifacius announce the arrival of a son, Camden Steven LaMott, born Feb. 26, 2017, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Camden weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 inches in length at birth. He joins a brother, Riley. Grandparents are Steve and Sue Plath of Hutchinson and Bruce and Carrie LaMott of Silver Lake. Great-grandparents are Eunice Lueck of LeSueur, Ed and Dorothy LaMott of Silver Lake and Diane Fritz of Randall.

30th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade set March 17

Silver Lake’s 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and Irish party are set for Friday, March 17, at 5:30 p.m.
All Irish and “Irish in heart” are welcome to be in the parade. There are no forms to fill out and no one to call – just get out the green and be at the parade around 5 p.m. to line up.

Bettcher, Gepson chosen for MBDA honor bands

On April 22-23, two Glencoe-Silver Lake band students representing the seventh-grade and concert bands will be members of the 2017 Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) state level honor bands held at Chanhassen High School. Students are selected to the band through a competitive recorded audition that was submitted this past December. This is the fifth consecutive year that GSL will be represented at the state level.

Gepson, Popelka perform with MMEA all-state band

Two Glencoe-Silver Lake Concert Band members have completed their commitment to the 2016-2017 Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Symphonic Band.

Township annual meetings March 14

Annual township meetings and, in some cases, elections, are set for Tuesday, March 14.
Times and places for some area townships include:
• Bergen Township annual meeting, 8 p.m., Bergen Town Hall, 16595 Babcock Ave., Lester Prairie.
• Glencoe Township annual meeting, 1:30 p.m., Town Hall of Glencoe Township.
• Hale Township election for one supervisor and one treasurer, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; annaul meeting, 8:15 p.m.; Hale Town Hall, 9527 220th St., Silver Lake.
• Helen Township annual meeting, 7 p.m., Plato Fire Hall.

No one shows up for public hearing

Our view: Keep tabs on this project as it develops

Cutting wages does not help communities build

To the Editor:
We live in a consumer-based economy, which means our economy is stronger when folks have money to spend on goods and services. Yet state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen wants to take away middle-class purchasing power from blue-collar construction workers by diminishing prevailing wages.

Meals on Wheels seeking volunteer drivers

To the Editor:
Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer experience?
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels in Glencoe is grateful for the wonderful volunteers who deliver meals to Glencoe’s homebound older adults. However, we are currently in great need of additional Meals on Wheels volunteers. We are located at the Millie Beneke Manor in Glencoe, and operate our meal programs daily, Monday through Friday. Volunteer drivers/deliverers pick up meals between 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and delivery takes one hour or less.

Wally Pikal, musical icon, dies at age 90

Wally Pikal, 90, an area musician famous for being able to play two and more trumpets at a time — while jumping on a pogo stick — died Thursday, March 2, at Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.
Pikal graduated from Brownton High School in 1944, and one of his earliest influences was high school band instructor Harris Nelson, who could play three trumpets at the same time.

Brownton Cabin Fever mystery dinner, ‘The Luck of the Irish,’ set for March 18

The Brownton Cabin Fever Days committee will present an Irish-themed mystery dinner this year, set for Saturday, March 18, the day after St. Patrick’s Day, at the Brownton Community Center.
Along with the annual mystery, which attendees help solve, a smoked pork chop meal will be served by the Brownton Lions Club.
This year’s mystery is “The Luck of the Irish,” and actually involves two mysteries — who stole the King of the Leprechauns’ pot of gold, and who killed the king’s goldsmith.