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Archive - Sep 2014


September 17th

Driveway damage claims denied

A small agenda led to a lively Glencoe City Finance Committee on Thursday, Sept. 11.
One item on the agenda was how the city should handle the claims of driveway damage on 17th Street following the large rain events in mid-June.
At the Sept. 2 City Council meeting, Mayor Randy Wilson asked that the issue be taken to the finance committee for further review. The committee moved the date of the meeting to handle the issue before Monday’s council meeting.
Five claims of damage of driveway damage have been made to the city.

Glencoe City Council donates house to Habitat for Humanity

The Glencoe City Council approved the donation of a house in the Creekside subdivision near Miller Manufacturing to Habitat for Humanity.
The city purchased the house earlier in the year for $182,500 as part of the development of the Creekside industrial park development.
Habitat for Humanity plans on moving the house in spring 2015. Habitat asked the city if it would heat the house during the winter to keep it in good shape. Habitat will reimburse the city for the expenses.

Becker family homestead earns Century Farm status

Cory Becker just wanted to know more about his family. An admitted history buff, he began researching his family heritage.
And the GFW High School senior’s work led to his family’s farm being recognized as a Minnesota Century Farm, a designation co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau.

September 11th

Delores Engelmann, 86, of Glencoe

Delores Engelmann, 86, of Glencoe and formerly of Plato, passed away on Tuesdasy, Sept. 9, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care in Glencoe.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church in Plato, with interment following at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Plato.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. 

Jerry Jerabek, 93, of Lester Prairie

Jerry Jerabek, 93, of Lester Prairie, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care in Glencoe.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following at Bohemian National Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

September 10th

Cripps new full-time officer in Silver Lake


SL pool, parks receive $5,700 from Twins grant program

The refurbished seats and new dugouts at the Silver Lake Lions softball field are proof that volunteerism and community spirit are alive and well in Silver Lake. 

Brownton City Council adopts social host ordinance on 3-2 vote

The Brownton City Council passed a social host ordinance on a 3-2 vote at its Sept. 2 meeting.
The ordinance is similar to one adopted in Glencoe, said Police Chief Ken Bauer. McLeod County also has a similar ordinance, Bauer said, but its jurisdiction doesn’t extend into the city limits.
The ordinance had been proposed at the Brownton City Council’s August meeting and had been tabled until September so that Council members could review the language.

Stewart Council again expresses dissatisfaction with 2012 project

The Stewart City Council continued Monday night to express dissatisfaction with the quality of work on its 2012-13 street and utility improvement project.
Mayor Jason Peirce launched the issue as the City Council considered pay requests for the project.
Peirce said the project is still not completely finished, and the City Council has set more than one deadline and is still getting requests for extensions on the project.
“Maybe we should pay them the way the do their work,” commented Peirce.

Brownton looks to reconstruct failing storm sewers in 2016

The city of Brownton will not deviate from its plan to begin replacing and repairing storm sewer in 2016, the City Council decided by concensus at its Sept. 2 meeting.
At its August meeting, the Council heard from its maintenance department that about six blocks of storm sewer either had collapsed or was nearing collapse, and had asked its city engineer to review the issue.
John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), Inc., said Sept. 2 that the storm sewer is, indeed, “in really, really bad shape.”