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Vol. 112 No. 9 • Thursday, February 14, 2013 • Silver Lake, MN 55381
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Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
This Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Hutchinson
High School, the Phoenix Drumline will be
performing at 1p.m. Three of the members
are Silver Lakeites, including Ivy Nunvar
(left) and Erik Ramgren. Missing was Kyle
Totusek Guetter.
By Alyssa Schauer
Staff Writer
magine a bright high
school gymnasium —
the bleachers filled with
students, parents and grand-
parents — and instead of bas-
ketball players or wrestlers, a
group of teenagers walk out
onto the court, sporting drum
barrels over their shoulders
and holding wooden drum-
sticks upright in their hands.
The gym is silent, until the
lead shouts, “One! Two!
Three!” and soon the room is
echoing with rhythmic beats,
gong rings and melodic
chimes — familiar sounds of
the Phoenix Drumline.
On Sunday, Feb. 17, one
can turn this imagination into
a reality at Hutchinson High
School, where the Phoenix
Drumline is hosting its an-
nual “Distant Drums” show,
featuring other area drum-
“The drumline is known
for its summer marching unit
that performs from June
through August in a variety
of parade routes throughout
the area, including Hutchin-
son, Maynard, Silver Lake,
Litchfield, Glencoe, Olivia,
and Hector. This Distant
Drums show is part of their
winter competition,” Laurie
McCleskey, coordinator of
the Phoenix Drumline said.
McCleskey added that the
drumline also participates in
community events such as
Relay for Life and McLeod
County and Renville County
“The drumline has also
performed at the Minnesota
State Fair,” McCleskey
The Phoenix Drumline
began as the dream of a
group of drummers from
Hutchinson High School,
who wanted to organize a
competitive drumline.
McClesky said the drum-
line’s first competitive season
began in January 1994 after
the state of Minnesota issued
a “certificate of incorpora-
Today, the drumline is op-
erated by the Crow River
Drumline Association, and a
number of parent volunteers,
and consists of members
from Hutchinson and the sur-
rounding areas, including Sil-
ver Lake, where drumline
members Kyle Totusek Guet-
ter, Erik Ramgren, and Ivy
Nunvar reside.
“I was in marching band
before joining the Phoenix
Drumline, and thought it’d be
fun,” Ramgren said.
Ramgren, 18, a senior at
Hutchinson High School, said
he has been a member since
last year, and has enjoyed
being “part of the drumline
Nunvar, 15, a sophomore at
Hutchinson High School, said
she joined because she “al-
ways had liked music.
“I was pretty good at keep-
ing a beat, so I thought I’d
join the drumline,” she said.
At the Silver Lake Busi-
ness Expo held in January,
the Drumline performed its
“new” songs for the winter
competition season.
“Our instructors wrote
pretty cool music this year.
I’m excited to perform the
songs,” Ramgren said.
“Being in the drumline is
like being a part of a family,”
Nunvar said.
“It feels so good to do re-
ally well on the drums. It gets
me hyped up for perform-
ances,” she added.
Ramgren is the son of Scott
and Barb Ramgren, and Nun-
var is the daughter of Bob
and Joy Nunvar, all of Silver
The Distant Drums show is
set for this Sunday, Feb. 17 at
the Hutchinson High School,
starting at 1 p.m.
Local drummers ready
to perform at Hutch High
3 Phoenix Drumline members from Silver Lake
By Rich Glennie
The Glencoe-Silver Lake
School Board on Monday
night approved an easement
request by the city of Silver
Lake on a portion of the
school’s Lakeside football
Silver Lake City Clerk
Kerry Venier said the ease-
ment is required in order to re-
construct Grove Avenue from
Highway 7 south to County
Road 2.
The easement is for the in-
stallation of utilities next to
the football field.
A second, temporary ease-
ment on the same property
would remove and replace the
fencing on the entire east side
of the football field.
Venier said the $2.5 million
reconstruction project is about
a half mile in length and is
being done in conjunction with
the county. The work includes
upgrading underground utili-
ties and total reconstruction of
the roadway.
In the past, Venier said,
these easement agreements
were usually done with a
handshake, but nowadays,
they must be formally
The project also included
making the intersection at
Merrill Street and Grove Av-
enue near the football field
more “pedestrian friendly” for
students and the public.
The aim is to include a side-
walk from Lakeside Elemen-
tary east to the football field,
Venier said, and it ties in with
the city’s comprehensive plan
of “making Silver Lake more
pedestrian friendly” with addi-
tional sidewalks.
Venier said the reconstruc-
tion work is expected to start
in June and wrap up in early
During that period, the offi-
cial detour coming from Glen-
coe will be on County Road 2
north to County Road 22 east
to County Road 15 and then
north to Highway 7. The plans
will not affect the one-way
street in front of Lakeside Ele-
Board member Jamie Al-
sleben thanked Venier and the
Silver Lake City Council for
communicating with the
school board and for partner-
ing “to benefit the city and the
Board member Donna Von-
Berge asked Venier what hap-
pens if the construction goes
longer; if so, can GSL access
the football field when the
football season starts? Or
should the district consider
other options?
Venier said the field will be
accessible. The infrastructure
work will be done first, he
said, and then filled with
gravel before the concrete is
poured sometime in August.
But if there are delays, the
gravel base will remain and
will allow access to the foot-
ball field, Venier said.
Kiddingly, Venier said it will
probably be a good year for
farmers and gardeners “and it
will probably rain a lot.”
Venier said the reconstruc-
tion work will start on the
north end, and street may be
torn up all at once. There also
will be work on the south end,
where the concrete surface of
County Road 2 ends north to
the city limits and Grove Av-
It is hoped to be able to lay
down the concrete final sur-
face all at one time, Venier
GSL grants easement for Grove Street work
Silver Lake City Council
Regular Meeting
Feb. 19, 2013
(Note date change due to holiday)
6:30 p.m.
Call to order:
Approve agenda:
Consent agenda:
1. Approve minutes of the Jan. 22 regular meeting.
2. Approve payroll No. 2 and January Ambulance.
3. Claims to be paid:
Old business:
1. Update on Grove Avenue/CSAH 2 reconstruction proj-
New business:
1. Update on McLeod County Solid Waste operations.
2. One-day on-sale liquor application for American Le-
gion for March 10.
Department Business:
1. Liquor Store
2. Public Safety
3. Public Works
4. Community Development
5. Administration
Open discussion:
School Board OKs Great Britain trip
By Rich Glennie
The Glencoe-Silver Lake
School gave its approval to an-
other trip abroad for Brea
Wiblemo and her social stud-
ies students at the end of the
2014-15 school year. This time
the trip will be to Great
Wiblemo said the 10-day
trip will include 10 to 12 stu-
dents as a minimum and two
chaperones. The emphasis of
the trip is British literature and
Shakespeare, as well as the
history of England and its
Students will pay approxi-
mately $3,485 each, and there
will be two years to work to
earn the money and to do fund
Wiblemo said the students
will be required to do curricu-
lum work before and during
the trip, and make a presenta-
tion to the school board on
their return.
There will be no cost to the
school district, Wiblemo em-
In other matters, the School
• Approved its pay equity
compliance report to the state
Office of Management and
Budget. Business Manager
Michelle Sander said the dis-
trict is in compliance.
• Received certificates of ap-
preciation from Superintend-
ent Chris Sonju thanking them
in recognition of School Board
Recognition Week, Feb. 18-22.
• Heard Winterfest activities
at the high school will be Feb.
• Heard the seventh-grade
field trip to the Twin Cities on
Feb. 21 will be in two parts.
The first will be a trip to help
with Feed My Hungry Chil-
dren, followed by a trip to see
the Body World exhibition.
• Heard the region science
fair is set for Saturday, Feb. 16.
• Heard that the Math
Counts team of Jordan Brei-
denbach, Jacob Fehrenbach,
Connor Heuer, Cora Kuras,
Marisa Luchsinger, Rachel Re-
ichow, Dini Schweikert, Katie
Twiss, Jacob Vasek and Eric
Villow competed at the region
Feb. 1.
• Heard the one-act play
“Medea” finished in the upper
half of the section competition
after finishing second at the
• Granted family leave re-
quests for Suzanne Magnuson,
high school counselor, Tina
Schauer, community educa-
tion/field house director, and
Jessica Neid, health assistant at
high school.
• Approved Mike Sundblad
as the head coach of the first
Robotics program and Doug
Fegley as the head coach of the
new trap shooting program.
• Accepted the resignation of
Greg Fleck as a special educa-
tion paraprofessional at Lake-
side Elementary, effective Feb.
• Accepted the following do-
Silver Lake Lions Club,
$200 for the Robotics pro-
Glencoe American Legion
Post 95, $200 for the Robotics
Glencoe American Legion
Post 95, $400 for the Close Up
Silver Lake Lions Club,
$1,000 for a trip abroad.
Stevens Seminary, $6,600
for the Close Up program.
Plato American Legion Post
641, $2,000 for the Close Up
GSL Panther Boosters Club,
$6,351.38 for the fall activities
Bump’s Family Restaurant,
$250 for a trip abroad.
Eileen Popelka, $250 for a
trip abroad.
Brownton Lions Club, $150
for the junior high Quest pro-
Glencoe VFW Post 5102,
$500 for the trap shooting pro-
Silver Lake Civic Associa-
tion, $500 for the Close Up
Glencoe Regional Health
Services, $500 for community
education programs.
Seneca, $500 for the Close
Up program.
• Set the next GSL School
Board meeting for 7 p.m.,
Monday, March 11, in Room
124 at Lincoln Junior High.
Glencoe-Silver Lake High
School’s 2013 Triple A nomi-
nees are seniors Alexandra
Stensvad and Eric Thalmann.
They will compete with other
Triple A winners for the right
to advance to the state compe-
tition in Class A and Class AA
and a chance at a four-year
$1,000 scholarship.
Stensvad, daughter of
Duane and Roxanne Stensvad
of Silver Lake, will attend
South Dakota State University,
where she plans to major in
At GSL, Stensvad is a mem-
ber of the National Honor So-
ciety, girls’ basketball team,
band and choir. She also was
the manager for the girls’ soc-
cer team and tutors junior high
students in the morning at Lin-
coln Junior High School.
Stensvad has been involved
in Science Fair since the fifth
grade, winning many awards
and a state fair trip in all but
one of those years.
In the seventh grade, she did
a service project for the
McLeod Alliance for Victims
of Domestic Abuse and has
continued this project every
Last year and again this
year, Stensvad has painted old
chairs to be sold as garden
chairs to help raise money for
the Alliance. Two of her chairs
will be at the alliance’s bowl-
ing fund raiser, and the rest
will be sold at the alliance
garage sale in April.
Stensvad, along with four
others, will have her senior
piano recital at Christ
Lutheran Church. She has
been taking piano lessons
since the fourth grade.
She also ushers and is a
reader at church.
Thalmann, son of Brian and
Karen Thalmann of Plato,
plans to attend the University
of St. Thomas with an in-
tended degree in either mathe-
matics or actuary science.
Thalmann has equally im-
pressive credentials as a four-
year participant in band and
choir and as a four-year athlete
in football, basketball and
He has been a two-year
member of student govern-
ment and is a two-year mem-
ber of the National Honor
He also has participated in
the Business Professionals of
America (BPA) competition as
a junior and placed first in the
state in the basic office sys-
tems and procedures.
Thalmann also placed 15th
out of 431 in the open event fi-
nancial math and analysis and
22nd out of 400 in parlimen-
tary procedure at the National
BPA convention in Chicago.
Active in Future Farmers of
America (FFA) since the ninth
grade, Thalmann has partici-
pated in the crops competition.
He also was selected as a
GSL chapter officer as a soph-
omore and continued through
his senior year.
Thalmann competed at the
state FFA convention each
year in high school.
As an eighth grader, Thal-
mann was named the Jenny
Resch Memorial Scholarship
recipient to one student who
showed outstanding achieve-
ments in the classroom, com-
munity and character.
The Triple A state winners
will be honored at the boys’
state basketball tournament in
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Plato Fish Fry set for Friday
The 61st-annual fish fry, sponsored by the Plato Fire De-
partment Relief Association, will be held at the Plato Com-
munity Hall Friday, Feb. 15, beginning at 3 p.m. The menu
includes fish, potato salad, potato chips, baked beans,
bread, pickles, bars, coffee and milk. Take-out orders
Legion meeting set Feb. 18
The Silver Lake American Legion will have its monthly
meeting at Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 on
Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.
Intro to Medicare is offered
The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging®, Inc., will
be teaching an introductory class on Medicare. If you are
getting close to age 65, new to Medicare or just want in-
formation about benefits, this class is for you. The class
will be held at the Hutchinson Senior Center, 1005 Hwy.
15 S, Suite 15, Hutchinson, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 1
p.m. For more details and to reserve a seat, contact Ashley
Ronglien at 1-800-333-2433, extension 82024.
Senior dining birthday party
The Silver Lake senior dining site will hold its February
birthday party on Thursday, Feb. 14. There will be music
at 10:15 a.m. and bingo at 11 a.m. The menu includes roast
turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, stuffing,
cranberry garnish, and angel food cake with strawberries.
Call Manager Pearl Branden to order your meal at 320-
327-2536 or 320-327-2621.
‘Singing Valentine’ program
The McLeod County Historical Museum is hosting a
“Singing Valentine” fund raiser Thursday, Feb. 14, from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. For just a $50 donation to the McLeod
County Historical Society, you can send a song and a rose
to your loved one on Valentine’s Day. For questions, call
320-587-2109 or e-mail at asa@hutchtel.net.
GSL FFA ‘Barnyard Day’ set
The Glencoe-Silver Lake FFA Chapter is hosting a
“Barnyard Day” on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m., at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School in Ag Room
341. Come see cows, horses, chickens, sheep, and much
Classical Gas duo performs
Classical Gas will perform on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7
p.m., in the Glencoe-Silver Lake Auditorium as part of the
Glencoe Area Performing Artists Concert Series. The vio-
linist and pianist combine to offer a show that is a little bit
Jack Benny, Fritz Kreisler, Victor Borge and Abbot and
Costello. Sure to delight all audiences, it will leave you
smiling and warmed with a show encompassing many
styles of musical entertainment.
Lions meeting set Feb. 21
The Silver Lake Lions will meet on Thursday, Feb. 21,
at 7 p.m., for a dinner meeting in the Silver Lake American
Legion Club Rooms.
Upcoming Events
The Silver Lake Senior Cit-
izens Club met Monday, Feb.
11, at the Silver Lake Audito-
President Genny Lhotka
called the meeting to order,
followed by the Pledge of Al-
There were 27 regular mem-
bers present and two new
members, Gary and Kathy
Kaczmarek, and one guest,
Carol Navratil.
February birthdays were
Sam Shimanski, Alma Og-
itzak, Adam Kaspryzk, Ben
Lewandowski, Aggie Fiecke,
Roger Lhotka, Dan Tschim-
perle and Yvonne Urban.
Lunch committee for the
March meeting includes Sam
Shimanski, Genny Lhotka,
Betty Vejrosta and Yvonne
31 winners: Yvonne Urban
and Alma Ogitzak.
500 winners: Adam
Kaspryzk, Mary Jaskowiak,
Martha Wilkins, Milton To-
tusek, Genny Lhotka, Dallas
Ehrke, Joanne Victorian, Mar-
garet Benz, Alice Paul and
Bernie Kaczmarek.
The next meeting is set for
Monday, March 11, at 1 p.m.
in the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Two new members join
Silver Lake Seniors Club
Each Wednesday night, be-
ginning Feb. 13, during the
Lenten season, Grace Bible
Church in Silver Lake will
host a 5 p.m. soup supper
(free-will offering) served by
members of the Living Water
Puppets team.
The meal will be followed
by a 7 p.m. church service.
This year’s Lenten theme is
“Fear Not!” and will involve
an examination of selected in-
dividuals or situations in the
Bible when God told His peo-
ple to not be afraid.
Speakers will include vari-
ous members of the church
The public is invited to at-
tend. Grace Bible Church is
located in Silver Lake at 300
Cleveland St., next to the city
water tower.
Lenten services, soup suppers
begin at Grace Bible Church
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
The 2013 Triple A (Academics, Arts and
Athletics) award selections at Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake High School are Alexandra
Stensvad and Eric Thalmann.
Stensvad, Thalmann GSL’s Triple A nominees
Collection sites needed for food drive challenge
Plans are under way for next
month’s fifth-annual McLeod
Food Drive Challenge, which
is designed to assist the
McLeod Emergency Food
Shelf with efforts to feed the
hungry in McLeod County.
The Glencoe Area Chamber
of Commerce, Hutchinson
Area Chamber of Commerce,
Lester Prairie Business Asso-
ciation, Winsted Chamber of
Commerce and Silver Lake
Business Association are spon-
soring this friendly challenge
with a goal of raising more
than 100,000 pounds of dona-
tions during the month of
Based on the per capita chal-
lenge, Plato won last year’s
challenge by collecting nearly
16 pounds per resident. Silver
Lake claimed second place
with roughly 5-1/2 pounds do-
nated per resident. Close be-
hind in third place was
Glencoe with an average of
five pounds donated per resi-
In total, McLeod County
businesses and residents do-
nated 20,000 more pounds in
2012 compared to the previous
Donations collected during
March are matched by Min-
nesota Food Share Network,
making this a critical time to
restock the shelves at the local
food shelf.
Businesses and organiza-
tions wanting to participate as
a collection site for the upcom-
ing challenge should contact
the Glencoe Area Chamber of
Commerce or the McLeod
Food Shelf.
Glencoe Area Chamber
of Commerce
1107 E. 11th St.
Suite 104
Glencoe, MN 55336
McLeod Emergency Food
808 E. 12th St.
Glencoe, MN 55336
Bustos jury trial
begins Feb. 19
Jury selection began Mon-
day for the David Bustos trial,
set to begin Tuesday, Feb. 19,
in McLeod County District
Bustos, of Silver Lake, has
been charged with two counts
of murder in the February
2012 alleged stabbing death of
Domingo Limon at her home
in Glencoe.
A pool of 68 potential jurors
appeared before Judge
Michael Savre Monday after-
noon, who outlined their re-
sponsibilities as jurors.
Three potential juror candi-
dates were eliminated Monday
afternoon, one of whom is the
spouse of a potential witness,
and two of whom are McLeod
County employees. McLeod
County Attorney Mike Junge,
who is prosecuting the case,
said he gives legal advice to
the two county employees on a
regular basis.
The remaining jurors filled
out questionnaires Monday af-
ternoon, and on Tuesday began
a one-on-one questioning of
each potential juror.
Savre said he intends to seat
16 jurors, 12 as trial jurors and
four as alternates. Savre also
said jury selection could take
three to four days, and the trial
itself could last four to six
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Weight Loss Percentage for February 12, 2013:
Total Weight Loss: 817.40 lbs.
Jan. 22: 438.22 lbs. • Jan. 29: 567.60 lbs. • Feb. 5: 746.20 lbs.
Top Individual Weight Losses:
1) 30.4 lbs. 2) 23 lbs. 3) 20 lbs.
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1) Slimsons 35.61%
2) Got Fat? 30.72%
3) Goodbye Love Handles 21.27%
4) Less than Yesterday 20.97%
5) Slimpossibles 19.97%
6) Melt Aways 18.69%
7) Heartrate Beaters 18.26%
8) Junk in the Trunk 18.19%
9) Polo’s Muffin Tops 16.97%
10) Excess Baggage 13.94%
11) That’s Not Sweat,
That’s My Fat Crying 13.79%
12) Sweet 60’s 13.45%
13) Waddle In Walk Out 13.42%
14) The Committee 12.75%
15) WII Not Fit 12.71%
16) Perfection in Progress 10.83%
17) Slimmetts 10.76%
18) Bicks Babes 9.99%
19) Losin’ on a Prayer 9.23%
20) Scrubs 8.99%
21) Slim Gyms 8.73%
22) Muffin Tops 7.82%
23) Slim Credibles 7.71%
24) Chunky Monkey 7.33%
25) Gym Class Hero’s 6.82%
26) Pretty Girls 6.82%
27) Weapons of Mass
Reduction 6.28%
28) Bod Squad 5.85%
29) The Munchies 5.73%
30) Thy Fat Be Gone 5.56%
31) No Flab Just Fab 5.09%
32) Wannabe’s 5.08%
33) We Be Back 5.04%
34) Stride Rights 4.59%
35) Bust A Gut Buds 4.31%
36) Misfitters 4.06%
37) Rehab 4 Fatties 2.99%
38) Flab-U-Less 4 2.51%
39) Hot Tamales 2.16%
40) Whoosh 0%
I always forget about this
delicious season between win-
ter and spring: Girl Scout
Cookie sales!
The familiar white box
sealed with a Girl Scouts
patch, labeled “Media Kit,” ar-
rived in the mail last week and
seeing the free boxes of Thin
Mints and the caramel, co-
conut Samoas as I tore open
the box was a great way to
kick off the season!
Of course, my collection has
grown with co-workers bring-
ing in sales forms for their
daughters and my little neigh-
bors knocking at my door, and
since I can’t turn down sweets,
my kitchen table is filled with
red boxes of peanut butter
Tag-A-Longs, green boxes of
Thin Mints, purple boxes of
Samoas, and orange boxes of
Do-Si-Do cookies.
I have my very own rain-
bow! And no space to pack my
lunches with the colorful tow-
ers of cookies stacked in piles
all over my wooden table.
As I munch on my crispy
chocolate Thin Mints and
wipe the crumbs from my
face, I can’t help but remem-
ber my time as a Girl Scout.
Yes, for a couple of years, I
was a Brownie and before I
knew it, I earned my green
sash, became a “Junior,” and
religiously read the Junior Girl
Scout Badge Handbook, cover
to cover, studying the different
badges I could earn.
The most memorable expe-
riences I have in earning
badges was when I took
nightly EMT classes with my
mom in order to receive the
first aid badge, and when I
took a camping trip with other
girl scouts and a few chaper-
ones, including my dad, in
Sturgeon Bay.
Attending EMT classes as a
fourth-grader was a little scary
for me. First of all, when I
learned that you have to do
mouth-to-mouth for CPR, I
was grossed out and hoped I
never had to use it, especially
on those icky boys at school.
It took awhile for me to
even practice on the plastic
dummy, but eventually, I
learned that saving a life was-
n’t about mouth-to-mouth, and
a few weeks later, I got over
having “cooties” and I was
But naturally, earning the
camping badge was more fun
and I will never forget my first
“woodland” camping experi-
ence. I can thank my Dad for
Our Girl Scouts team, con-
sisting of about six girls,
headed to Sturgeon Bay for an
overnight camping trip, and
Dad joined our group as a
chaperone with two other
My mom just had baby
brother Mitchell, so of course,
she was home taking care of
him, leaving Dad to fill in the
“motherly” duty of joining me
on my camping trip.
The weekend was filled
with swimming, fishing, mak-
ing beaded bracelets, sleeping
in a giant tent in the woods
and joining in on a Native
American Pow Wow dance
around a large, flaming bon-
The camping experience
was memorable, not because
of the Pow Wow, but because
of the “big bear” patrolling the
woods and scaring Girl Scout
After the campfire, we all
headed back to the tent
through the dim, shadow-y
woods, arm-in-arm, on guard
for anything eerie to “pop” out
and scare us.
We finally made it to the
tent, and began situating our
sleeping bags, when I felt a
sudden movement, as the tent
shook violently back and
forth. I dropped the flashlight
into my sleeping bag and
screamed as loud as I could.
Then I heard the comforting
voice of my Dad outside the
tent and ask “Are you girls
We told him about the tent
shaking and he said he'd take
a look around. He reported
back that bears were suppos-
edly seen in the area, and that
he found nothing outside the
tent, but that he'll keep
"watch" as he sits around the
I could hear his footsteps
grow distant and that’s when I
heard the low growling out-
side the tent. We girls
screamed again and grabbed
the flashlight to look for shad-
ows along the sides of the tent.
Nothing was found, but the
tent started to shake again and
we all screamed as my dad
pulled back the door and
started howling with laughter.
There’s a reason Dads aren’t
invited on Girl Scout camping
As I think about my time as
a Girl Scout, that experience
makes me laugh, and I must
say, I’ve become really good
at growling like a bear. Too
bad there isn't a badge for that.
’Tis the season: for Scout cookies!
The Travel Section
By Alyssa Schauer
Letter to the Editor
Teen dating violence awareness month
To the Editor:
McLeod Alliance for Vic-
tims of Domestic Violence
recognizes February as Na-
tional Teen Dating Violence
Awareness Month. This month
aims to bring attention to per-
vasive teen dating violence
and what communities and
parents can do to recognize
and end it.
There are a number of warn-
ing signs that parents may en-
counter when their teen is in
an abusive relationship.
Your child may have fewer
friends than before meeting a
dating partner, and may be iso-
lated from friends, outside ac-
tivities, and even family.
Parents may also notice
emotional changes in their
child, including crying and
wanting to be alone.
Another red flag is a partner
who constantly calls or texts
your teen, demanding to know
who they are with and where
they are. And although your
teen may be making excuses
for this behavior, don’t ignore
your suspicions.
Experts believe that the best
approach if you suspect vio-
lence is to avoid a power
struggle with your child, keep
lines of communication open,
and provide resources.
The National Teen Dating
Abuse Helpline is a 24-hour
hotline, specifically designed
for teens and young adults. It
offers real-time, one-on-one
support from trained peer ad-
vocates. All communication is
confidential and anonymous.
It is accessible by phone at
1-866-331-9474 or via the In-
ternet at loveisrespect.org. The
website provides additional re-
sources for teens, parents,
friends and family, peer advo-
cates, government officials,
law enforcement officials and
the general public.
I urge you to take a few mo-
ments to visit loveisrespect.
org so that you can be better
prepared to help your child if
they need you to intervene.
If you would like more in-
formation, please call McLeod
Alliance at 320-234-7933.
Glynis Vacek
Advocacy coordinator
McLeod Alliance
for Victims of Domestic
75 YEARS AGO - FEB. 12, 1938 — The
Village Council voted to allot funds for the pur-
chase of a powerful siren for the fire department
and for installation with controls in the fire hall
and in the telephone office. The siren will be
mounted on the water tower.
A Siren Benefit Dance, sponsored by the Sil-
ver Lake Fire Department, will be held on
Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14. Music will
be furnished by Jerry Dostal and his Orchestra.
Tickets are 40¢ and 10¢. Proceeds from the
dance will be used to aid in the purchase of the
new fire siren.
The Farmers Produce Co., at its annual meet-
ing held last Tuesday, reported another success-
ful year with dividends being paid out. Peter
Wawrzyniak was elected to the board of direc-
tors, replacing Stanley Pokorny. Will Zanda,
John Schultz, Dana Lord, Dewey Born, Leo
Zanoth and Joseph Mickolichek were re-elected
to their positions.
Mr. Morse of the University Farm will give a
meat-cutting demonstration at Lowy’s Food
Store on Thursday morning, Feb. 17. A free
lunch will be served at noon.
The Silver Lake Fire Department made a run
on Monday afternoon to the Sylvester Mallak
home near the Dahlin Skimming Station to ex-
tinguish a chimney fire.
Members of the Silver Lake unit of the 4-H
Club and all boys and girls interested in joining
the local club are asked to meet at the Richard
Penaz home on Thursday evening, Feb. 17.
The Young Ladies Sodality of St. Adalbert’s
Church have organized a Glee Club under the
direction of Sister Albertine. They also started
a library with 30 books, which will be increased
to 100 by the Sodality.
The St. Martha’s Society of St. Joseph
Church is sponsoring a card party on Sunday,
Feb. 13. Admission is 25¢ which includes a free
Mrs. Frank Vacek, 69, died at her home in
Glencoe on Jan. 30. Funeral services were held
on Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, at the St. George
Church in Glencoe.
50 YEARS AGO - FEB. 7, 1963 — Temper-
atures are up in the 20s and 30s, but the thawing
of the past few days has made for slippery driv-
ing and walking.
The Pioneer Telephone Company of McLeod
County presented the science class of Silver
Lake High School with two kits containing all
materials for conducting operating experiments
for energy from the sun and from sun to sound.
The Silver Lake Farmers Co-operative Live-
stock Shipping Association will hold its annual
meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Silver Lake
Auditorium. Election will be held to fill the ex-
pired terms of directors Edward Hlavka and
Leonard Fiala.
The senior class of Silver Lake High School
will hold a pancake supper on Monday, Feb. 11,
in the high school cafeteria. Tickets for the all-
you-can-eat pancakes are $1 for adults and 50¢
for children under 12.
The Silver Lake Fire Department made a run
to the Esther and Marvin Eggert farm, northeast
of Silver Lake, on Sunday night at about 8 o’-
Edward Mallak has been named as clerk in
the county treasurer’s office.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Ruzicka observed their
golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 20,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ruzicka.
Marie Artmann and Gerald Kaczmarek were
united in marriage on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the
Church of the Holy Trinity in Winsted.
25 YEARS AGO - FEB. 11, 1988 —Silver
Lake Lions fund-raising chairmen, Stan Drahos
and Joe Gehlen, announced their first fund-rais-
ing effort for the Silver Lake Centennial in
1989, a 30-30 Model 94 Winchester gold-trig-
gered rifle with a hand carved scene of Silver
Lake. Chances for the rifle are $5. The tentative
date to award the rifle is Easter.
The Silver Lake City Council approved the
lease between the city of Silver Lake, d/b/a Sil-
ver Lake Municipal Liquor Store, and the Silver
Lake Lions Club for rental of space for the sale
of games of chance from May 1, 1988, to April
30, 1989.
Tuesday morning, at 4:50 a.m., the Silver
Lake Fire Department was called to a chimney
fire at the Ken Baumann farm.
The Pearl Nuwash Estate Auction will be held
on Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Silver Lake Audi-
Frank W. Chrast, 74, passed away on Jan. 29,
at a Las Vegas, Nev., hospital. Spring burial will
take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Silver
Frank D. Konerza, 99, passed away on Thurs-
day, Feb. 4, at the Delano Nursing Home in De-
lano. Funeral services were held on Sunday,
Feb. 7, at the Czech Brethren Presbyterian
Church in Silver Lake.
Dr. Ben Wrbitzky, 94, passed away on Satur-
day, Feb. 6, at the Hutchinson hospital. Funeral
services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from the
Congregational United Church, Hutchinson.
A daughter was born to Michael and Karen
Navratil on Jan. 9.
Down Memory Lane
Compiled by Margaret Benz
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
Pillars of Character
Six Glencoe-Silver Lake High School stu-
dents were selected as Pillars of Charter
for January. They included, front, from left,
Piper Davis honored for responsibility,
Taylor Zitur for responsibility, and Maria
Leon for caring and trustworthiness. In the
back are Patrick Fehrenbach for responsi-
bility and Laura Yetzer for caring. Missing
was Keenan Mehlos who was honored for
hosts several
To celebrate cultural diver-
sity, Ridgewater College stu-
dents and staff continue to
participate in several aware-
ness activities during its an-
nual Multicultural Month in
February. Several are open to
the public.
The next two weeks of ac-
tivities are unique to each
Willmar campus events in-
clude the following which are
open to the public:
• Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.,
noon and 1 p.m., in the Con-
ference Center: Watch the 45-
minute film, “Minnesota
Nice,” that captures real stories
from real Minnesota students
who have experienced bully-
ing and have bravely stepped
forward to share their experi-
ences. Discussion afterwards
will include guest conversa-
tions with the film’s producer,
Alex Fischer.
• Thursday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m.
to 11:50 a.m., in the cafeteria:
Shannan Paul, professional
speaker and comedian, will ad-
dress cultural sensitivity by
using personal anecdotes and
real situations to teach the au-
dience how to not “be that per-
son” who walks blindly into an
awkward situation.
On the Hutchinson campus:
• Wednesday, Feb. 20, 11
a.m., in the commons: Taste of
Culture is a Multicultural
Month tradition whereby stu-
dents and staff go on a gastro-
nomic, tasteful journey by
tasting many dishes from
many cultures.
• Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11
a.m. to 11:50 a.m., in the Com-
mons: Shannan Paul, profes-
sional speaker and comedian,
will address cultural sensitivity
by using personal anecdotes
and real situations to teach the
audience how to not “be that
person” who walks blindly
into an awkward situation.
Open to the public.
For more information, con-
tact the Ridgewater College
Multicultural Affairs Director
Edel Fernandez at 320-222-
5986 or edel.fernandez@
Financial planning is the
topic of a five-session,
evening series that began Feb.
12 at Ridgewater College,
Hutchinson campus.
“Take a walk through the
step-by-step process that will
help you feel confident in your
financial decisions,” said John
Sanken of Navigator Financial
Group. He will cover every-
thing from estate planning and
long-term care to annuities.
Learn to develop your port-
folio for now and for your fu-
ture. Discover strategies to
minimize estate taxes, learn to
distinguish between various
annuities, and explore the lim-
itations of Medicare and Med-
icaid and how long-term care
insurance can help protect
against the risk of losing your
life savings.
Sessions will run 6:30 p.m.
to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb.
26, March 26, and April 9 and
April 30. There is a per session
cost per person or couple.
For more information or to
register, go to www.ridgewa
ter.edu/customized and do a
search for Financial Planning
Page 4 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, February 14, 2013
In Memory of
Frank Pavlish
who passed away
25 years ago on 2-14-88
In Memoriam
He wished no one a last
Nor even said goodbye.
He was gone before
we knew it
And only God knows why.
They say time heals all
And helps us to forget.
But time so far has only
proved how much we
miss him yet.
Sadly missed by
Larry; Duane & Diane;
and families
In Memory of
Julia Pavlish
who passed away
one year ago on 2-15-12
What would we give if we
could day, Hello Mother, in
the same old way. To hear
her voice, to see her smile.
To sit with you and chat a
while. In tears we saw you
sinking, our hearts were
almost broken. You fought
so hard to stay. But when
we saw you sleeping so
peacefully free from all
pain; we could not wish you
back again to suffer so
again, for your work on
earth is done. But you left
us to remember. There’s no
one who can take your
place. You have gone where
we will follow and meet
you one by one.
Sadly missed by
Larry; Duane & Diane;
and families
Be Safe Little One...
now that you’ve turned 21!
Happy Birthday
Love, your family.
A Mass of Christian Burial
for Bernard C. Koktan Sr., 90,
of Silver Lake, will be held
Friday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m., at
Holy Family Catholic Church
in Silver
Lake. The
Rev. Tony
Stubeda will
be the cele-
Mr. Kok-
tan died Sat-
urday, Feb.
9, 2013, at
the Glencoe
R e g i o n a l
Health Services long-term
care facility.
Visitation will be today
(Thursday, Feb. 14), from 4
p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Maresh
Funeral Home in Silver Lake.
A Knights of Columbus
Rosary will be recited at 6:30
Pallbearers will be Sara
Koktan, Daniel Koktan, Jennie
Nemec, Brent Nemec, Amy
Bipes and Aaron Koktan.
Honorary pallbearers are
Bernard “Ben” Koktan III and
Beau Koktan. Interment will
follow the service at Holy
Family Cemetery.
Mr. Koktan was born Oct. 5,
1922, in Rich Valley Town-
ship, McLeod County, to John
and Anna (Portele) Koktan.
He graduated from Silver
Lake High School in 1940.
He farmed in the Silver Lake
area following his graduation.
Mr. Koktan married Arlene
Zeleny on June 20, 1956, at St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Sil-
ver Lake. God blessed their
marriage with five children.
They continued to farm fol-
lowing their marriage.
Mrs. Koktan died March 30,
Mr. Koktan was active in
the Holy Family Catholic
Church. He also was a mem-
ber of the Knights of Colum-
bus and the First Catholic
Slovik Ladies Association.
He enjoyed farming activi-
ties like gardening, field work
and harvesting. He also liked
attending his four sons’ sport-
ing events, especially their
football games. He avidly fol-
lowed the Gophers, Vikings
and Twins teams.
Over the past 10 years, Mr.
Koktan looked forward to Boy
Scout Troop 3405 from the
Twin Cities biking the Luce
Line Trail and camping at his
In later years, he enjoyed
watching what type of birds
ate at the bird feeders he set
up. He valued visiting his sis-
ters at Our Lady of Good
Counsel in Mankato and cook-
ing for family holidays.
Mr. Koktan was a gentle,
loving and respected man who
will be missed by his family
and the community.
Survivors include his sons,
Kevin (Paula) Koktan, Crys-
tal, Brian Koktan, Silver Lake,
and Bernie (Kris) Koktan Jr.,
Silver Lake; a daughter,
Brenda (Michael) Nemec,
Dassel; daughter-in-law,
Sandy Defries, Hutchinson;
grandchildren, Amy Bipes,
Aaron Koktan, Sara Koktan,
Daniel Koktan, Jennie Nemec,
Brent Nemec and significant
other, Samantha Carston,
Bernard “Ben” Koktan III and
Beau Koktan; two great-
grandchildren, Hailey and
Raydon Bipes; sister-in-law,
June Koktan, Winsted; sister-
in-law and brother-in-law, Vi-
vian and Dan Osmek of St.
Louis Park; and many nieces,
nephews, other relatives and
Preceding him in death were
his parents; wife, Arlene; son,
Greg; brother, John; sisters,
Sister M. Celine (Adeline)
SSND, Sister M. DeLourdes
(Helen) SSND, and Sister M.
Bernard Ann (Martha) SSND.
The Maresh Funeral Home
in Silver Lake is serving the
family. Online condolences
may be made at www.maresh
Bernard Koktan Sr., 90 of Silver Lake
300 Cleveland Ave.,
Silver Lake
Dr. Tom Rakow, Pastor
Sat., Feb. 16 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; church booth at
Glencoe Business Expo, 10 a.m.
Sun., Feb. 17 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service,
9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35
a.m.; church booth at Glencoe
Business Expo, 11 a.m.; open
shooting for Centershot graduates,
11:45 a.m.; Centershot Archery
Ministry, 1 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 20 — Soup and
chili supper, 5 p.m.; confirmation
class, 6 p.m.; Lenten service, 7
Thurs., Feb. 21 — Women’s
fellowship at King’s Wok, 5 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 23 — Men’s Bible
study, 7 a.m.; women’s Bible
study, 9 a.m.; facility in use for
wedding shower; clergy chili
challenge at Glencoe UCC, 4 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 24 — “First Light”
radio broadcast on KARP 106.9
FM, 7:30 a.m.; pre-service prayer
time, 9:15 a.m.; worship service,
9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:35
a.m.; youth activity at Powder
Ridge; open shooting for Center-
shot graduates, 11:45 a.m.; Cen-
tershot Archery Ministry, 1 p.m.;
women’s appreciation dinner, 5
Dial-A-Bible Story, 320-327-
108 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Fax 320-327-6562
E-mail: faithfriends
Mark Ford, Pastor
Carol Chmielewski, CLP
Office hours: Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. and Sundays
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 17 — Handbell prac-
tice, 8:45 a.m.; worship service
with fellowship to follow, 10 a.m.
Mon., Feb. 18 — Session meet-
ing, 6:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 20 — Light supper,
5:30 p.m.; WOW classes, 6 p.m.;
Lenten devotional service, 6:30
p.m.; choir practice, 7 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 21 — Day care
meeting, 6:15 p.m.
700 W. Main St.,
Silver Lake
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Fri., Feb. 15 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
stations of the cross, 6 p.m.; AFC
stations of the cross with Bishop
John LeVoir at St. Pius X, 7 p.m.;
youth group cosmic bowling at
Hutch Bowl, 9:15 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 16 — Youth group
Bible study and breakfast at St.
Pius X, 9 a.m.; reconciliation, 5
p.m.; Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 17 — Mass, 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m.; CCW coffee and rolls
after morning Mass; potluck and
State of the AFC at Holy Family,
5:30 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 19 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
adoration, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.;
quilting, 9 a.m.; KC meeting, 7
Wed., Feb. 20 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
first- through sixth-grade religious
education classes, 5:30 p.m.; sev-
enth- through 11th-grade religious
education classes, 7:15 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 21 — Mass at
Cedar Crest, 10:30 a.m.
Fri., Feb. 22 — Mass, 8 a.m.;
stations of the cross, 6 p.m.
950 School Rd. S.W.
E-mail: infor@
Jim Hall, Pastor
Sun., Feb. 17 — Worship, 9:30
a.m. and 6 p.m.
770 School Rd.,
Kenneth Rand,
Branch President
Sun., Feb. 17 — Sunday
school, 10:50 a.m.-11:30 a.m.;
priesthood, relief society and pri-
mary, 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
20924 State Hwy. 7 W.
E-mail: assembly@
Dr. Lee Allison, pastor
Sun., Feb. 17 — Worship, 8:30
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Wed., Feb. 20 — Family night
activities, 6:30 p.m.
31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,
E-mail: jmm@hutchtel.net
Sun., Feb. 17 — Sunday
school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10:15
1014 Knight Ave.,
Anthony Stubeda, Pastor
Thurs., Feb. 14 — Mass at
GRHS-LTC, 10:30 a.m.; area wor-
ship meeting, Holy Family, 7 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 15 — Morning
prayer, 8 a.m.; school Mass, 8:20
a.m.; stations of the cross with
school children, 2 p.m.; no Span-
ish Mass; Spaeth-Medina wedding
rehearsal, 5 p.m.; stations of the
cross, 7 p.m.; youth group cosmic
bowling in Hutchinson, 9:15 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 16 — Youth group
Bible study, St. Pius X, 9 a.m.;
Spaeth-Medina wedding, 2 p.m.;
reconciliation, 4 p.m.; Mass, 5
Sun., Feb. 17 — Mass, 9:30
a.m.; Spanish Mass, 11:30 a.m.;
Spanish religious education
classes, 12:45 p.m.; Guadalupe
committee, 1:45 p.m.; first com-
munion parent meeting, 2:30 p.m.;
AFC potluck, address at Holy
Family, 5:30 p.m.; Mass at Holy
Family, Silver Lake, 8 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 18 — No Mass; no
school; parish offices closed.
Tues., Feb. 19 — Pastoral
leader days; no Mass, 7:20 a.m.;
junior choir practice, 2:50 p.m.;
KC meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 20 — Pastoral lead-
ers day; no Mass; kindergarten
through sixth-grade religious edu-
cation classes, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.; sev-
enth- through 11th-grade religious
education classes, 7 p.m.-8:15
p.m.; senior religious education
session, 7 p.m.
1215 Roberts Rd. S.W.
Rick Stapleton,
Senior pastor
Adam Krumrie,
worship pastor
Tait Hoglund,
Student ministries
Thurs., Feb. 14 — Senior high
free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team,
6 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 17 — Worship, 9
a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
school for all ages, 9 a.m.; Cou-
ples Connect, 4 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 18 — Women’s dis-
cipleship, 6:30 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 19 — Women’s dis-
cipleship, 9 a.m.
Wed., Feb. 20 — Release time,
9 a.m.; AWANA, 6:30 p.m.; mid-
dle school youth group, 6:30 p.m.;
senior high youth group, 7:30
Thurs., Feb. 21 — Senior high
free lunch, 11 a.m.; worship team,
6 p.m.
77 Lincoln Ave.,
Lester Prairie
Bethany Nelson, pastor
Sun., Feb. 17 — Worship, 9
a.m.; coffee and fellowship, 10
a.m.; global barnyard, 10:15 a.m.
Mon., Feb. 18 — Ladies’ Bible
study, 7 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 20 — Office hours,
3 p.m.; family Lenten service, 6
p.m.; Holden evening prayer, 6:30
p.m.; choir, 7:15 p.m.; worship
team, 8 p.m.
Church News
Mickolichek receives degree
Jamie Mickolichek of Silver Lake received a bachelor
of science degree in business administration during fall
commencement ceremonies at the University of Wiscon-
sin-River Falls. She is the daughter of Larry and Jeanette
Mickolichek of Silver Lake.
Bayerl named to graduate list
Mitchell Bayerl of Silver Lake was among graduates
during the winter commencement ceremonies at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin-Madison. Bayerl earned a bachelor
of science degree in mechanical engineering.
SCSU announces fall grads
Amanda Schermann and Nathan Schlagel, both of Silver
Lake, were named to the fall graduate list at St. Cloud
State University. Schermann earned a bachelor of science
(BS) degree in accounting and graduated cum laude.
Schlagel earned a BS degree in ecology and field biology,
and graduated magna cum laude. Other area students in-
clude: Cokato: Heidi Gruenhagen, Gary Hillukka, Stacy
Janckila and Kayla Koivisto; Dassel: Lesley Burandt,
Timothy Cox, Joshua Lindgren, Susan Rootes and Anne
Tormanen; Hutchinson: Robert Cripps, Erin Hepola, An-
gela Mellies and Lynn Wegner; and Winsted: Laura Ro-
Son born to Eastling family
Lloyd and Jessica Eastling of Silver Lake announce the
birth of their son, Andrew Stefan, on Feb. 6, 2013, at
Hutchinson Community Hospital. Andrew weighed 9
pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches in length. His
older sister is Annie. Grandparents are Lester and Jeannie
Eastling of Cokato and Denise Jaskowiak of Winsted and
the late Stefan Jaskowiak.
People News
Marissa Lee and Luke
Jaskowiak are pleased to an-
nounce their engagement and
upcoming marriage on June
22, 2013, in Alexandria.
Marissa Lee is a 2004 grad-
uate of Fertile-Beltrami High
School and attended The
Salon Professional Academy
in Fargo, N.D.
She is employed at Carlos
Creek Winery in Alexandria.
Luke Jaskowiak is a 2005
graduate of Parkers Prairie
High School and attended Be-
midji State University for con-
struction management.
He is employed at Walt
Johnson Construction in
Parents of the couple are
Gary and Connie Lee of
Mankato and Mark and
Michelle Jaskowiak of Eagle
Grandparents are Orville
and Edith Lee of Mentor, the
late Harvey and Donna Jen-
srud of Fertile, Mary
Jaskowiak and the late Ernie
Jaskowiak of Silver Lake, and
Jim and Marilyn Perry of
The couple will reside in the
Parkers Prairie area.
Lee —
Marissa Lee and Luke
Thank You
We would like to extend
our sincere thanks to the Sil-
ver Lake First Responders
and Ambulance, the ER staff
at the Hutchinson Hospital,
Dr. Mona, the Cardiovascular
ICU Unit at Abbott North-
western Hospital, and the
staff at Harmony River for
their excellent care during
Jim’s recovery.
Jim is now recuperating at
Also, thank you to all who
sent cards and for the phone
calls and visits. Thank You!
The family of
Jim & Lovey Jurek
Financial planning
series held Tuesdays
FFA day
at Capitol
set Feb. 21
Future Farmers of America
(FFA) members from across
Minnesota will be proactive
citizens as they congregate at
the Minnesota State Capitol on
Thursday, Feb. 21.
Minnesota FFA Day at the
Capitol is a chance for students
to meet their legislators, dis-
cuss vital issues surrounding
agricultural education, and to
see state government in action.
In its 16th year, FFA mem-
bers and advisors will start the
day at 8 a.m. in the Stassen
Building, Department of Rev-
enue, Room 2000 Sajegetad
Room, to hear words of wel-
come from representatives
from the Minnesota FFA, Min-
nesota Association of Agricul-
tural Educators (MAAE) and
the Minnesota Agricultural Ed-
ucation Leadership Council
The majority of the day will
have FFA members meeting
with their local legislators and
witnessing the action on both
the Senate and House floor
FFA members also will be
joined by several legislators
from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
in Room 125 of the Minnesota
Capitol. Legislators will ad-
dress the FFA members and
have a question-and-answer
This also will be an opportu-
nity for FFA members to learn
about a variety of topics that
legislators are addressing dur-
ing the 2013 session.
FFA Day at the Capitol is
sponsored and organized by
the Minnesota FFA Associa-
tion, MAAE, and MAELC.
All individuals considering
pursuing a college education
are invited to attend Ridgewa-
ter’s annual spring gathering,
Discover Ridgewater. The free
informational event is sched-
uled for Wednesday, Feb. 27,
on the college’s Hutchinson
campus, and Thursday, Feb.
28, on the Willmar campus.
Both events will begin at 8:30
a.m, with check-in beginning
at 8 a.m.
Discover Ridgewater intro-
duces potential college stu-
dents to all that Ridgewater
College has to offer.
Each campus has numerous
departments and program
areas for students to visit, and
information will be provided
regarding how to apply, what
financial aid is available,
scholarships and other avail-
able student services.
Information sessions and
department tours will run until
11 a.m., at which time guests
are invited to listen to a special
guest speaker who will be ad-
dressing current Ridgewater
Visit www.ridgewater.edu/
discover for details and to reg-
Ridgewater holding annual
spring gatherings Feb. 27-28
Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, February 14, 2013 — Page 5
GSL Panther
07....at Watertown-May.. W,80-63
11....at Bl. Jefferson.....L,64-57
13....Hutchinson .........W,65-64
15....New Ulm.............W,77-67
18....at Waconia...........L,91-69
21....Rocori .................W,67-60
........GSL tourney:
28....vs. Spectrum......W,86-36
29....vs. HF Catholic...W,72-59
05....Jordan .................L,66-55
08....at Dassel-Cok.....W,74-60
11....at Mound-Wtka. ..:L,86-78
12....NYA Central........W,66-46
15....N.London-Sp. ......L,65-63
18....Orono ..................L,79-64
19....at Faribault ..........L,67-64
22....at Litchfield ..........L,58-40
25....at Hutchinson ......L,69-68
29....at Annandale .......L,72-49
01....HF Catholic ........W,73-70
09....Mound-Wtka. ......W,56-47
11....at Sibley East .....W,85-66
14....at N.London-Sp. .......7:30
19....Litchfield ...................7:30
22....Delano ......................7:30
26....Annandale ................7:30
Section 5(AA) Tourney
07....1st Round
27....at St.Peter............L,69-48
29....at Jordan .............L,69-35
04....at Belle Plaine .....L,58-54
06....Marshall ...............L,68-38
11....New Prague.........L,59-45
14....at Annandale .......L,55-42
20....Mayer Lutheran..W,46-37
28....vs. Luverne.........W,39-26
05....at New Ulm.........W,51-29
11....at Mound-Wtka. ..W,75-62
12....NYA Central........W,73-64
15....at N.Londn-Sp. ....L,73-59
18....at Orono ..............L,53-36
22....Litchfield ..............L,41-29
25....Hutchinson ..........L,41-37
29....Annandale ...........L,62-55
01....at HF Catholic......L,70-35
07....at Dassel-Cokato.L,45-29
09....Mound-Wtka. .......L,75-74
12....N.London-Sp. .....W,46-45
19....at Litchfield ...............7:30
22....at Delano ..................7:30
Section 2(AAA) Tourney
26....1st Round
Section 2(AAA) Tourney
02....2nd Round
01....at Becker Inv. ...................
08....at Northfield Inv................
13....at WM triangular ..............
15....at St. Peter.......................
08....at Litchfield ......................
19....GSL Invite .........6th,118.9
24....Delano .............................
26....at Northfield Inv................
01....Mound-Wtka. ...................
06....at NL-Spicer.....................
Section 2(A) Meet
15....at Watertown.............TBA
01....GSL-Don Hall Inv. .......4th
08 ...at Andover Inv. ...........2nd
13....at Litch: vs.DC....W,42-30
........vs. Litchfield .......W,53-14
15....at Richfield Inv. ....2nd,2-1
20....at Hutch: vs.NLS ...L,66-9
........vs.Ann/ML .............L,60-8
03....GSL: Waconia ....W,42-30
05....at Ogilvie Inv ...............1st
08....at WM .................L,36-28
........vs.LeS-Hend. ....W,60-12
10....GSL: Delano.......W,63-11
12....at Zim Invite.. ..............1st
19....at LCWM Invite...........6th
22....St.Peter ..............W,44-31
24....Mound-Wtka. ......W,35-33
25....at N.Prague .........L,39-32
........vs.M’nkatoWest ..W,42-18
29....at Tri-City United....W,39-31
31....at HLWW............W,54-20
01....WCC. at Delano .........3rd
08....at MW Invite ...............3rd
Section 2(AA) Tourney
14....Teams, 1st rounds ....TBA
16....Finat 4, at WM..........4:00
22-23..Indys, at Waconia..TBA
4 wins in a row for GSL boys
By Lee Ostrom
Sports Editor
uddcnly, the Glencoe-
Silver Lake boys’ bas-
ketball team has won
four games in a row and lifted
its overall winning percentage
above .500.
After notching a pair of
home-court victories against
Wright County Conference op-
ponents — 63-56 over winless
Dassel-Cokato and 56-47 over
ailing Mound-Westonka — last
weekend, plus an 85-66 out-of-
league win at Sibley East on
Feb. 11, the Panthers show a
12-10 record with fout games
remaining on their regular-sea-
son schedule.
“We had a little talk after the
Annandale game,” head coach
Robb DeCorsey said.
The Panthers lost 72-49 at
Annandale on Jan. 29, extend-
ing a losing streak to six
games. But they have not lost
Against DC, the GSL boys
played man-to-man defense
throughout a 31-28 first half,
but showed a variety of zones
to spark a 10-1 opening run to
the second half.
When DC closed to 41-35,
DeCorsey turned to his bench,
which responded to the chal-
First, senior forward Bran-
don Ebert stole the ball on con-
secutive DC possessions.
Fellow 12th-grader Greg Ober
— with an assist from fresh-
man guard Teddy Petersen —
turned Ebert’s initial theft into
two fast-break points; with the
next theft, starter Ethan Maass
drew an on-the-run foul, which
produced a pair of free throws.
Another DC turnover re-
sulted in a break-away solo
dash by Ober for two more
GSL led, 47-35.
It became 49-38 when Ober
rebounded his own miss for a
deuce; then 51-40 when Pe-
tersen finished a press-break-
ing GSL surge — on a pass
from Keaton Anderson.
When DC drew closer,
Ebert’s three-point play from
in close — after another assist
from Anderson — fattened the
lead back to 56-48.
Ebert finished with three
points, three rebounds, three
steals and three charges taken.
“He comes in and changes
the game,” DeCorsey said.
Same with Ober — 13
points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals.
Same with Petersen — 7
points, 2 steals.
— Saturday against Mound-
Westonka, the Hawks played
without top scorer Collin Host,
who was sick. Meanwhile, the
Panthers lost Petersen, who fell
hard to the floor in a scramble
for the ball and sustained a
gash on his forehead that de-
layed the game for several
Eventually, the Panthers
emerged victorious, despite
their 10-for-24 performance
shooting free throws — 8 of 21
in the second half.
— GSL’s attack was bal-
anced. Season scoring leader
Maass was whistled for three
fouls in the first half, wound up
fouling out and tallied only 10
points. Anderson matched that,
while senior forward Reed
Dunbar had nine points and 11
— Maass scored 29 points
and Anderson added 22 in
GSL’s win at Sibley East.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Rich Glennie
GSL senior Ethan Maass tries driving the
Dassel-Cokato lane, while watched by
Charger defenders Jake Smith (23) and
Dalton Asplin (12). WCC action occurred
last Friday evening in Glencoe.
• (9) Mankato West vs. (8) Tri-
City United, 6 p.m.
• QUARTERFINAL: 8/9 Winner
vs. (1) New Prague, 7:30 p.m.
• (12) Mankato East vs. (5)
GSL/LP Panthers, 6 p.m.
ner vs. (4) Hutchinson/BLHS, 7:30
• (10) Delano vs. (6) Waconia,
6 p.m.
ner vs. (3) Scott West, 7:30 p.m.
• (11) New Ulm vs. (7) St. Peter,
6 p.m.
ner vs. (2) Watertown-Mayer, 7:30
Semifinals (4 p.m.) and finals (6
p.m.) Saturday, Feb. 16, at Water-
town-Mayer High School. Winner
advances to the state Class AA
tournament in St. Paul.
Times and pairings for the first two rounds of the Section 2
(Class AA) team wrestling tournament, scheduled for Thursday,
Feb. 14, at the four high seeds:
Section 2(AA) Wrestling
GSL/LP seeded 5th
By Lee Ostrom
Sports Editor
Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester
Prairie is the fifth seed, and the
Panthers will wrestle No. 12
Mankato East in a first-round
dual match of the Section 2
(Class AA) tournament Thurs-
day evening (6 p.m. start) at
The winner advances to the
quarterfinals to tangle with
fourth-seeded Hutchinson/Buf-
falo Lake-Hector-Stewart im-
mediately afterward (7:30 p.m.
approximate start time).
New Prague, Watertown-
Mayer and Scott West are the
other top seeds who will play
host to second-round matches
Feb. 14.
Thursday’s final four sur-
vivors converge on Watertown-
Mayer High School on
Saturday. Semifinals at 4 p.m.
Finals at 6 p.m.
GSL/LP closed its regular-
season schedule by placing
third at the nine-team Leopold-
Haglund Invitational last Fri-
day (Feb. 8) at Mound-
Westonka High School.
Several Panthers already had
reached their maximum num-
ber of regular-season matches,
and as a result had to be held
out. Included were 120-
pounder Michael Donnay, who
takes a 31-4 record to sections;
both 126-pounder Brandon
Richter (27-9) and 171-
pounder John Williams (21-
13); plus 132-pounder Kyle
Polzin and senior 160-pounder
Martin Lezama.
Despite being short-handed,
three Panthers placed first in
their respective classes. In ad-
dition, GSL/LP wrestlers com-
bined for one second place, one
third, two fourths and a fifth.
As a team, GSL/LP tallied
144.5 points. Monticello was
the champion with 192, and
South St. Paul was the runner-
up with 160.5.
Following the Panthers were
Eastview (142.5), Mound-We-
stonka (120), Waconia (106),
Buffalo (93), WEM/JWP
(86.5) and St. Paul Como (48).
The Panthers’ three individ-
ual champions were junior
Jacob Jewett at 106 pounds,
senior Mitchell Hartwig at 152,
and junior Dalton Clouse at
Jewett, now 30-4, was the
top seed at 106, and looked like
it, pinning South St. Paul’s
Lorenzo Diaz (2:43) in the
semifinals and Ryan Eustice of
berton at 3:04 of the
championship match.
Hartwig, seeded No. 1 at his
weight, also, improved to 33-2
by scoring a technical fall over
Andrew Morgenstern of East-
view in the first round, pinning
John Byers of Mound-West-
onka (:37) in the semifinals,
and scoring a major decision
over Carter Barnes of Monti-
cello in the finals.
Clouse, now 28-7, pinned his
way to a title. Also a top seed,
he won by fall over Kyle Bu-
dach of WEM/JWP in 1:25,
Jeremiah Yeats of Monticello
in 1:14, and Jack Buck of Mon-
ticello in 1:35.
Nate Tesch, a 10th-grader,
placed second at 138, where he
won twice by fall before being
pinned in the finals by top-
seeded Zach Beaumaster
Tesch goes to sections with a
27-8 chart.
At 120 pounds, GSL/LP
ninth-grader Aaron Donnay
lost his semifinal by major de-
cision, but bounced back to de-
cision Noah Byers of
Mound-Westonka, 8-2, in the
match for third place. Aaron
Donnay improved to 23-13.
A Panther eighth-grader,
Dalton Kosek placed fourth at
145 pounds. Kosek’s varsity
record now is 8-11.
Senior Nick Jenkins placed
fourth at 160. He now sports a
7-12 record.
And Colton Lueders, who
started the winter playing bas-
ketball, but decided to give
wrestling a try at mid-season,
won twice (by fall) Friday,
earning him fifth place at 182.
Lueders’ overall record is 4-8.
Three Glencoe-Silver Lake defenders
—from left, Taylor Breidenbach, Kaitlyn
Cohrs and Erin Nowak — corral Spec-
trum Sting guard Rachel Stevenson
(32) during last Tuesday’s basketball
action in Glencoe.
Hawks nip GSL girls, 75-74
By Lee Ostrom
Sports Editor
ictoria Anderson’s three-
point field goal with 5 sec-
onds remaining rocketed
Mound-Westonka to a 75-74 lead,
and the White Hawks survived GSL’s
last-gasp attempt — a near-miss by
eighth-grader Maddie Monahan — to
claim victory in last Saturday’s
Wright County Conference clash in
Monahan, the Panthers’ young
point, took an in-bounding pass,
drove the length of the court and
tossed up a close-range shot as time
expired. The ball hit the backboard,
hit the rim, and then rolled out.
The loss, GSL’s eighth in their last
nine games, dropped the Panthers’
overall mark to 6-15. Mound-West-
onka improved its chart to 4-16.
The Panthers lost despite getting
24 points and 17 rebounds from 6-
foot-1 senior Clarissa Ober, four
triples and 19 points in all from 5-4
junior Samantha Lange and 17 points
from junior forward Stephanie
GSL trailed 46-36 after a wild first
half of action.
Ober, who has signed to play ball
at South Dakota State University be-
ginning next year, was whistled for
her third foul only eight minutes into
last Saturday’s game.
With Ober on the bench, the Pan-
thers went inside to Klockmann and
outside to Lange to stay with the hot-
shooting White Hawks, who lit up
GSL’s defense from three-point
range during the first 18 minutes of
But Ober returned to the court in
the second half, and GSL ran off the
first 11 points to grab a 47-46 lead.
With 11:47 remaining and her
team trailing 57-55, Ober went to
work at both ends of the court. The
big lefty poured in GSL’s next 13
points, including a basket at 2:10 left
that gave the Panthers a 68-64 lead.
But the White Hawks tallied the
next five points — going ahead 69-
68 on an Anderson triple.
An aggressive drive down the lane
by Monahan resulted in a go-ahead
deuce for GSL; then Klockmann
stole the ball and raced in for a layup
to give GSL a 72-69 lead with 1:11
After Anderson struck again to
knot the score, the Panthers worked
the clock. Finally, Ober rebounded
her own miss and was fouled on the
play. She coverted both free throws
for a 74-72 GSL lead. Only 23 sec-
onds remained.
All that remained was for Ander-
son to swish her winner.
Editor Rich Glennie contributed to
this report.
Page 6 — Silver Lake Leader, Thursday, February 14, 2013
McLeod County
McLeod County
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes 1/8/13
Commissioners Bayerl, Nies, Ter-
linden and Wright were present.
Nies/Wright motion approved the
Bayerl/Wright motion approved the
consent agenda including December
18, 2012 Meeting Minutes and Synop-
sis; December 27, 2012 Meeting Min-
utes and Synopsis.
Bayerl/Nies motion carried unani-
mously to adopt amended Resolution
12-CB-37 Determination County
Ditch #10 Lateral 1 Drainage Systems
is Private or Public.
Nies/Wright motion carried unani-
mously to approve the settlement and
release of Equal Employment Oppor-
tunity Commission Charges.
Nies/Bayerl motion carried unani-
mously to approve the clarifications to
the Fee Schedule as listed above.
Bayerl/Nies motion carried unani-
mously to adjourn for 2012 sine die.
Commissioners Bayerl, Nies, Ter-
linden; Christensen and Wright were
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to cease nominations and
cast a unanimous ballot for Commis-
sioner Paul Wright as Board Chair for
Bayerl/Nies motion carried unani-
mously to cease nominations and cast
a unanimous ballot for Commissioner
Kermit Terlinden as Board Vice Chair
for 2013.
Nies/Terlinden motion carried
unanimously to approve the agenda
with the following item removed;
under Assessor item A; Oath of Office
for County Assessor Sue Schulz; fol-
lowing item added; under Administra-
tion item D; discussion about
Commissioners using I-pads.
Terlinden/Bayerl motion approved
the consent agenda including Decem-
ber 28, 2012 Auditor’s Warrants; Au-
thorize out of state travel for County
Engineer to attend National Associa-
tion of County Engineers (NACE) an-
nual conference April 21-25, 2013 in
Des Moines, IA.  Approximate cost in-
cluding early bird registration, hotel,
and parking is $1,600; Approve the
Sale of Cigarette and other Tobacco
Products License for Dodge House in
Lester Prairie, MN from January 1,
2013 through December 31, 2013; Ap-
prove the Sale of Cigarette and other
Tobacco Products License for Big
Don’s Cathedral in Lester Prairie, MN
from January 1, 2013 through Decem-
ber 31, 2013; Approve Employee Dis-
honesty and Faithful Performance of
Duty Coverage bonds for officers and
Nies/Terlinden motion approved
payment of bills totaling $612,548.47
from the following funds: General
Revenue $567,997.39; Road & Bridge
$26,293.50; Solid Waste $6,870.40;
County Ditch Fund $11,359.80 and
Special Revenue Fund $27.38.
Terlinden/Bayerl motion carried
unanimously to approve the agree-
ment for road maintenance services
with Helen Townships.
Bayerl/Terlinden motion carried
unanimously to approve Amendment
#3 for Lease Agreement 43002 with
MnDOT. This amendment extends the
lease of the old MnDOT Glencoe
truck station.
Bayerl/Terlinden motion carried
unanimously to trading in the 20 year
old floor scrubber for a new one from
Hillyard (Hutchinson, MN) for a cost
of $6,200 with trade in of $500 for a
total cost of $5,700 with funding com-
ing from the 2013 budget.
Terlinden/Nies motion carried
unanimously to appoint Ron Shiman-
ski to the Trailblazer Joint Power
Nies/Terlinden motion carried
unanimously to approve an amended
agreement with the State of Minnesota
which extends the deadline to receive
Next Generation 911 funds from Oc-
tober 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to adopt Resolution 13-
CB-01 authorizing the McLeod
County Auditor-Treasurer to designate
Terlinden/Nies motion carried
unanimously to bill Mark Ahlbrecht of
Lester Prairie, MN $140 rent per acre
for 8.5 acres of property north and
west of the Social Service building on
Ford Avenue in Glencoe, MN effec-
tive Crop-Year 2013 with rent due Oc-
tober 31, 2013.
Nies/Terlinden motion passed to
approve a penalty of $75 for both Cac-
tus Jack’s and Silver Lake Legion for
tobacco violation. Roll Call Vote:
Nies - Yes, Terlinden - Yes, Wright –
Yes, Christensen – No.
Terlinden/Christensen motion car-
ried unanimously to award the 2013
legal newspaper to McLeod Publish-
ing at a cost per column inch of $1.00
and award of the 2012 McLeod
County Financial Statement to
Hutchinson Leader at an insertion rate
of $0.05.
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader February 14, 2013)
McLeod County
McLeod County
Board of Commissioners
Meeting Minutes 1/22/13
Commissioners Wright, Nies, Ter-
linden, Shimanski and Christensen
were present.
Nies/Terlinden motion approved
the agenda.
Terlinden/Shimanski motion ap-
proved the consent agenda including
January 8, 2013 Meeting Minutes and
Synopsis; January 3, 2013 Auditor’s
Warrants; January 11, 2013 Auditor’s
Warrants; and Approve agreement for
road maintenance services with
Collins Township.
Nies/Shimanski motion approved
payment of bills totaling $148,753.81
from the following funds: General
Revenue $96,001.60; Road & Bridge
$17,718.86; Solid Waste $20,763.35;
and County Ditch Fund $14,270.00.
Nies/Terlinden motion carried to
approve the purchase a Caterpillar
938K front end loader from Ziegler
Cat of Minneapolis, MN for
$188,164.13 including tax (State Con-
tract Pricing) with funding coming
from the 2013 budget. Roll Call Vote:
Nies - Yes, Terlinden - Yes, Wright –
Yes, Christensen – No, Shimanski -
Terlinden/Shimanski motion car-
ried unanimously to approve selling
the following equipment locally by
sealed bid: 1986 Fiat FR15 loader
minimum bid: $9,620 and 1969 Cat
966C loader minimum bid: $16,032.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried
unanimously to approve purchasing
two Dodge Durangos via state con-
tract #35446, from Burnsville Dodge
(Burnsville, MN). One vehicle is a V8
for patrol use for a price of $28,329.00
and the other is a V6 Durango for
Sheriff Rehmann at a price of
$25,976.00 with funding coming from
the 2013 budget.
Shimanski/Terlinden motion car-
ried unanimously to approve purchas-
ing two Ford Police Interceptors
Utility Vehicles AWD from Jay Mal-
one Motors (Hutchinson, MN). Jay
Malone is matching the State Contract
#37699 price of $25,633.82 per vehi-
cle for a total price of $51,267.64 with
funding coming from the 2013 budget.
Terlinden/Nies motion carried
unanimously to approve the purchase
5 ARMER Motorola XTS 1500 porta-
bles, 5 speaker mics, and 5 single
chargers to give to the selected schools
across the county for a total of cost of
$8,612.79 including tax, McLeod
County will be reimbursed $8,112.79
from the selected schools.
Nies/Shimanski motion carried
unanimously to approve the McLeod
County Public Health Nursing Serv-
ices Hispanic Outreach Worker Con-
tract with Carmen Patino from
January 1, 2013 through December
31, 2013 at a rate of pay of
Nies/Terlinden motion carried
unanimously to approve out of state
travel for Jean Johnson and Pat
Geiken to attend the Community Anti-
Drug Coalition of America (CADCA)
National Leadership Forum in Wash-
ington, DC from February 3
thru 7
for a total cost of $2,703 for each par-
ticipant with funding coming from the
Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant
Nies/Christensen motion carried
unanimously to approve the Commit-
tee appointments with the above
Terlinden/Nies motion carried
unanimously to approve of an agree-
ment with SAIC not to exceed
$50,000 for a study of the McLeod
County Solid Waste operations with
funding coming from the Solid Waste
Nies/Shimanski motion carried
unanimously to approve a revision to
the current out of state training policy
to state with the requirement that all
out of state come before the board on
the regular agenda for approval and
that a summary of the training be pre-
sented at a board meeting as well.
Terlinden/Nies motion carried
unanimously to close the meeting at
10:38 a.m. to discuss an appeal regard-
ing disciplinary action taken.
Terlinden/Nies motion carried
unanimously to open the meeting at
11:44 a.m.
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader February 14, 2013)
Lake School Board
School Board Proceedings
ISD #2859
Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota
January 14, 2013
The School Board of Independent
School District #2859 met in regular
session on January 14 at 7:00 p.m. in
the Lincoln Meeting Room (Room
124). Interim Board Chair Christian-
son called the meeting to order. Mem-
bers present: VonBerge, Lindeman,
Kuester, Alsleben, Christianson, and
Twiss. In addition, Superintendent
Sonju; Business Manager Sander;
Principals Butler, Wang, and Sparby;
Girls’ Basketball Coaches Cullen Ober
and Zach Otto-Fisher and team repre-
sentatives Clarissa Ober and Taylor
Breidenbach; Mock Trial Coach Tom
Schoper and team members Mitch
Polzin (also Student Government rep),
Shannon Twiss, Ellie Forcier, Josie
Kjenstad, Gustavo Villalobos, and
Derek Ortloff; Student Activities rep-
resentative Shelby Rolf; many stu-
dents from the 9th grade Civics class;
Technology Staff Morris; and Super-
intendent’s Secretary Peterson were in
The Pledge of Allegiance was re-
Interim Board Chair Christianson
administered the Oath of Office to
Kuester, Alsleben, and VonBerge.
Kuester and Alsleben were re-elected
and VonBerge was newly elected in
Officers were elected for 2013. In-
terim Chairperson Christianson re-
quested nominations for Chairperson.
Twiss to nominate Christianson for the
position of Chairperson. After the
third call for nominations, the Interim
Chairperson declared the candidate
elected by acclamation and directed
the acting Clerk to so record in the
Christianson requested nomina-
tions for Vice Chairperson. Kuester to
nominate Alsleben for the position of
Vice Chairperson. After the third call
for nominations, Christianson de -
clared the candidate elected by accla-
mation and directed the acting Clerk
to so record in the minutes.
Christianson requested nomina-
tions for Clerk. Christianson to nomi-
nate Twiss for the position of Clerk.
After the third call for nominations,
Christianson declared the candidate
elected by acclamation and direct the
acting Clerk to so record in the min-
Christianson requested nomina-
tions for Treasurer. Alsleben to nomi-
nate Kuester for the position of
Treasurer. After the third call for nom-
inations, Christianson declared the
candidate elected by acclamation and
directed the Clerk to so record in the
Announcements, Acknowledge-
ments, and Reports: Announced the
next regular School Board meeting
will be on February 11, at 7:00 p.m.,
in the Lincoln Meeting Room (Room
124); Mock Trial Coach Schoper and
team members Polzin, Twiss, Forcier,
Kjenstad, Villalobos, and Ortloff pre-
sented to the Board; Principals Butler,
Wang, and Sparby reported to the
Board; Student Government/Student
Activities representatives Polzin and
Rolf reported to the Board; Girls’ Bas-
ketball Team members Ober and Brei-
denbach reported to the Board;
Business Manager Sander reported to
the Board; Superintendent Sonju re-
ported to the Board; and Committee
reports were given by Twiss, Alsleben,
and Christianson. No action taken.
1. Public Input: None
2. Alsleben/Twiss to approve the
agenda (6-0).
3. Kuester/Lindeman to approve
the consent agenda: December bills;
regular Board meeting minutes of De -
cember 10, 2012; the hirings of
Nathaniel Byrne as Long-Term Sub-
stitute for Emily Foss’ FMLA Leave
Request beginning on or around Feb-
ruary 14, 2013, Ashley Boyer as
Long-Term Substitute for Angie Mel-
lies’ FMLA Leave Request beginning
on January 2, 2013, Tristan Sprengler
as five-hour-a-day Paraprofessional in
the Special Education Program at GSL
High School (replaces Deb Rudy who
resigned); the leave request of Britta
Aldrich, School Readiness Preschool
Teacher, for Child Care Leave for the
months of September through Decem-
ber of the 2013-2014 school year; the
retirement of William Kittel, Special
Education Teacher at GSL High
School, effective at the end of the
2012-2013 school year; and the ex-
tracurricular assignments of Cassie
Helmbrecht as Junior High Gymnas-
tics Coach (replaces Lisa Eischens
who resigned) and Marielle Gatenby
as JV Softball Coach (replaces Tom
Lemke who resigned) (6-0).
4. Kuester/Alsleben to set the reg-
ular School Board meetings on the
second Monday, beginning at 7:00
p.m. and meet in the Lincoln Meeting
Room (Room 124), with a second
meeting, if necessary, to be held on the
fourth Monday. (The November meet-
ing will be on Tuesday because of Vet-
erans Day) (6-0).
5. Twiss/Lindeman to leave the per
diem rates for 2013 as they have been
since 2004: attendance at regular and
special formal Board meetings –
$2,000.00 per year; per committee
meeting – $35.00; per negotiations
meeting – $50.00; and additional pay
after three hours for committee and
negotiations meetings – $35.00 (6-0).
6. Alsleben/Kuester to adopt the
committee assignments for 2013 as
specified by the School Board (6-0).
7. Kuester/Lindeman to authorize
Michelle Sander, Business Manager,
to make payment (prior to School
Board approval) of claims that cannot
be deferred until the next Board meet-
ing without loss to the district of dis-
count privileges and, further, authorize
Michelle Sander to initiate and trans-
act electronic transfers for the purpose
of investing excess monies and for
payment of bond principal and interest
as provided by M.S. 1996, Section
123.35, Subd. 15 (6-0).
8. Twiss/Kuester to delegate the
following statutory duties of the Clerk
to the administrative staff: the keeping
of the book of minutes of all School
Board meetings, the preparation of re-
ports that shall include the condition
and value of school property, receipts
and disbursements in detail and such
other financial matters as may be
called for by the Minnesota Depart-
ment of Education, the length of the
school term and the enrollment and at-
tendance by grades, and the names and
post office addresses of all directors
and other officers, and such other
items of information as may be called
for by the Commissioner of Education
9. Twiss/Alsleben to schedule Meet
and Confer on Wednesday, Feb. 6,
2013 at 3:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Meet-
ing Room (Room 124) at Lincoln Jun-
ior High School (6-0).
10. Alsleben/VonBerge to adopt the
following policies: 104
School District Mission Statement;
202 School Board Officers; and 206
Public Participation in School Board
Meetings/Complaints about Persons at
School Board Meetings and Data Pri-
vacy Considerations (6-0).
11. VonBerge/Twiss to approve
GSL High School Spanish Teacher
Teri Windschitl’s nine-day trip abroad
to Peru at the end of the 2013-2014
school year. Students participating in
the trip will be required to pay approx-
imately $3,200 and there will be at
least two chaperones present. Students
are required to do curriculum work be-
fore, during, and after the trip (6-0).
12. Lindeman/Kuester to adopt the
resolution to amend the Glencoe-Sil-
ver Lake ISD #2859 Flexible Benefits
Plan in order to add a health savings
account optional benefit for eligible
employees, effective January 1, 2013
13. Alsleben/Twiss to approve re-
vising the 2012-2013 budget as pre-
sented by Business Manager Sander:
General Fund Revenues – original
$15,775,596, revised $15,551,524;
General Fund Expenditures – original
$16,197,910, revised $16,271,872 (6-
14. Lindeman/VonBerge to accept
the donations from the following
groups and/or individuals with appre-
ciation: Kurt and Shirley Luhmann,
Silver Lake American Legion Post
#141, Prairie Woods Environmental
Learning Center, Plato Lions Club,
Silver Lake Lions Club, Michelle
Gilbertson, Carol and John Siefert,
Crow River Sno Pros, Thompson
Reuters – Pat Chiariello, Brownton
Lions Club, New Auburn Lions Club,
Plato Fire Department, and New
Auburn Fire Department (6-0).
15. Twiss/VonBerge to adjourn at
8:26 p.m. (6-0).
16. Complete minutes and all doc-
uments relating to this meeting are on
file and available for review at the Su-
perintendent’s Office, 1621 East 16th
Street, Glencoe.
Glencoe-Silver Lake
School District #2859
By: Anne Twiss, Board Clerk
These minutes are unofficial until
approved by School Board action.
(Published in The Silver Lake
Leader February 14, 2013)
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Fifth-grade Panther Paw winners
Lakeside Elementary held its monthly all-
school meeting in the gymnasium Feb. 1,
and the following fifth-grade students
were announced as Panther Paws win-
ners. In the front, from left to right, are
Alexa Alberts, Nina Comelli, Mason
Husted and Breana Templin. In the back
are Earl Janke, Race Hutchins, Paige
Sturges and Courtney Richer. Missing
were Lily Kirchoff and Derek Ramirez.
Silver Lake Leader photo by Alyssa Schauer
Sixth-grade Panther Paws winners
The sixth-grade Panther Paws winners
were announced at the monthly all-school
meeting Feb. 1 at Lakeside Elementary.
They include, from left to right, in the front,
Michael Mathwig, Reid VanHove, Gage Al-
sleben, Rhyan Herrmann and Leah
Bettcher. In the back are Kaleigh Rumrill,
Chelsea Bandas, Kaitlyn Uecker, Haley
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Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
2 cans (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup finely diced celery
1 cup finely diced carrots
1 cup finely diced onions
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 bay leaf
1/2 cup flour
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 cups half and half, warmed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Add tomatoes, celery, carrots, chicken broth,
onions, oregano, basil, and bay leaf to large
slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7
hours, until flavors are blended and vegetables
are soft. About 30 minutes before serving, pre-
pare a roux. Melt butter over low heat in a skil-
let and add flour. Stir constantly with a whisk
for 5 to 7 minutes. Slowly stir in 1 cup hot soup.
Add another 3 cups and stir until smooth. Add
all back into the slow cooker. Stir and add the
Parmesan cheese, warmed half and half, salt
and pepper. Add additional basil and oregano if
needed. Cover and cook on low for another 30
minutes or until ready to serve.
Beer Battered Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
6 slices hickory-smoked bacon
4 slices rustic white bread
2 slices provolone cheese
2 slices cheddar cheese
1 egg
3/4 cup pale ale beer
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 tablespoon butter
In a 12-inch non-stick skillet, cook bacon until
crisp; drain on paper towel. On 2 of the bread
slices, place 1 slice provolone cheese, 3 slices
bacon and 1 slice cheddar cheese on each. Top
with remaining bread slices. Heat griddle or
skillet over medium-high heat or to 375 de-
grees. In a shallow bowl, beat egg, beer, flour,
and chili powder with fork until smooth. Dip
each sandwich into batter, giving it a few sec-
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griddle. Place sandwiches on griddle. Cook 3 to
4 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Skinny Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
6 ounces low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8-inch
pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Place all of the ingredients except the peanut
butter into a blender or food processor. For eas-
ier blending, place the liquid ingredients into the
blender first. Blend until mix is smooth and oats
are ground up. Pour batter into prepared baking
dish. Batter will be thin. Microwave peanut but-
ter or about 30 seconds. Drop melted peanut
butter by spoonfuls onto the batter, swirling
gently with a knife to create a marbled effect.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned
begin to pull away from sides of the pan.
Brownies will be extra fudgy, so be sure to wait
until completely cooled before cutting.
Kitchen Delights
& Other Things
A much quieter weather week is on tap for the country
this week as we put a very active weekend behind us.
Last week saw some of the most active weather across
the country we can see. Everything from 40 inches of snow
in the blizzard on the East Coast, a winter storm of our own
and even tornadoes in the southern portion of the country
(this was tied into the same storm we had).
Wednesday into Thursday will be our best chance of see-
ing any additional snowfall, but the system will be poorly
formed, and it may focus most of its energy to our north.
The system will drag a cold front through the area to end
the week, so highs will have a tough time getting out of the
teens. There could be some passing flurries over the week-
end, but nothing of major note.
Temperatures will ramp back up a bit Sunday as we head
towards a new week. Taking a peek at the extended shows
a strong storm trying to take shape early next week to our
south. Most models right now keep the storm to our south,
but it could be something to watch.
Have a great mid-February week, all!
Ma dobry weekendem Mit dobry vikend
Wednesday night — Lows 18-24; snow showers.
Thursday — Highs 23-29; lows 2-8; clouds/early snow
Friday — Highs 10-18 ; lows -4 to 2; partly cloudy.
Saturday — Highs 10-18; lows 0-6; partly cloudy.
Sunday — Highs 18-24; mostly clear.
Weather Quiz: If all of the precipitation from our week-
end storm had been snow, how much could we have seen?
Answer to last week’s question: Our area has seen any-
where from 25 to 35 inches of snow this winter so far. This
puts us right in line with average. Remember, March tends
to be our snowiest month.
Remember: I make the forecast, not the weather!
Weather Corner
By Jake Yurek
Feb. 18-22
Silver Lake
Senior Nutrition Site
Monday — Closed for Pres-
idents Day.
Tuesday — Liver or pepper
steak, buttered boiled pota-
toes, peas, bread, margarine,
apricots, low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Chicken
chow mein, rice, chow mein
noodles, oriental vegetables,
mandarin orange gelatin,
cookie, low-fat milk.
Thursday — Roast beef,
mashed potatoes, carrots, din-
ner roll, margarine, pudding
dessert, low-fat milk.
Friday — Creamy vegetable
soup, tuna salad sandwich,
tropical fruit, crackers, mar-
garine, brownie, low-fat milk.
GSL Schools
Elementary/Jr. High/Sr.
Monday — No school, Pres-
idents Day.
Tuesday — Pancake on a
stick or Cheerios and apple-
cinnamon muffin, diced
peaches, low-fat milk.
Wednesday — Egg and
cheese omelet or reduced
sugar Coco Puff cereal and
string cheese, apple wedges,
low-fat milk.
Thursday — Breakfast pizza
or reduced-sugar Fruit Loops
cereal and blueberry muffin,
orange juice cup, low-fat milk
(egg and cheese omelet at
junior high and high school).
Friday — Pancakes with
syrup or reduced-sugar Cinna-
mon Toast Crunch cereal and
yogurt, diced pears, low-fat
milk. (French toast sticks with
syrup at junior high and high
Helen Baker/Lakeside
Monday — No school, Pres-
idents Day.
Tuesday — Chicken nug-
gets, brown-rice pilaf, chef
salad with cheese, egg and
croutons, bread stick, sea-
soned carrots, confetti
coleslaw, petite banana,
chilled applesauce.
Wednesday — Italian meat
sauce over whole-grain rotini
pasta, bread stick, ham and
cheese on a whole-grain bun,
seasoned green beans, cae-
sar romaine side salad with
dressing, orange wedges,
chilled peaches.
Thursday — Diced chicken
in gravy, whole-grain dinner
roll, fun lunch, mashed pota-
toes, broccoli florets with
dressing, sliced strawberries,
chilled pears.
Friday — Tony’s pizza, tuna
salad on whole-grain bread,
seasoned corn, baby carrots
with dressing, apple wedges,
chilled mixed fruit.
High School Lunch
Monday — No school,
Presidents Day.
Tuesday — Mexican bar
with beef or chicken tacos or
beef or chicken taco salad,
brown rice, refried beans, kid-
ney-bean salad, baby carrots
with dressing, petite banana,
cinnamon apple slices.
Wednesday — French toast
sticks with syrup, oven-baked
tator tots, cheesy scrambled
eggs, jicama fruit salad, cu-
cumbers with dressing, sliced
strawberries, chilled peaches.
Thursday — Oven-baked
chicken, whole-grain dinner
roll, mashed potatoes and
gravy, seasoned carrots, apple
crisp, confetti coleslaw, red
pepper strips with dressing,
cranberry sauce, chilled pears.
Friday — Pasta bar with
chicken alfredo or marinara
sauce, meatballs, steamed
broccoli, caesar romaine
salad, baby carrots with dress-
ing, apple wedges, chilled
mixed fruit.
GRHS enters
into learning
with Stratis
The long-term care facility
at Glencoe Regional Health
Services (GRHS) has joined
the Stratis Health Acting To-
gether to Achieve Excellence
campaign (ATTAX).
This campaign was designed
to ensure that every nursing
home resident receives the
highest quality of care.
The ATTAX campaign will
instill quality and performance
improvement practices aimed
at attacking and eliminating
health-care-acquired condi-
tions and improving resident
satisfaction in Minnesota nurs-
ing homes.
Supporting the development
of strategies for overall quality
will be at the heart of this
work, as well as specific em-
phasis and resources on im-
proving dementia care and
preventing pressure ulcers,
falls and urinary tract infec-
Successes and best practices
from the group will be shared
with the Minnesota nursing
home community over the
next few years.
“We already have an exten-
sive quality improvement pro-
gram in place,” states Pam
Gould, registered nurse,
GRHS long-term care director
of nursing. “The ATTAX cam-
paign will raise the bar a little
higher as we continue to pro-
vide quality care for our resi-
The work is supported by
the federal Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Serv-
ices (CMS), and is being led
by Stratis Health, Minnesota’s
Medicare quality improvement
“CMS has made transforma-
tional quality improvement a
priority across the country, and
this is such exciting work that
we are able to continue as the
quality improvement organiza-
tion with nursing homes in
Minnesota,” said Jane Peder-
son, M.D., director, medical
affairs, Stratis Health.
Glencoe Regional Health
Services is a primary-care
healthcare facility with a 25-
bed Critical Access Hospital,
110-bed nursing home, 40-unit
senior housing complex and
clinics in Glencoe, Lester
Prairie and Stewart.
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