Archive - 2014

October 1st

City of Biscay project will mitigate violations

The city of Biscay’s wastewater collection and treatment system, currently under construction, will help correct ongoing health concerns, that were documented back in 2009.
Peter Miller of Wenck Associates, Inc., told the McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission Wednesday that the city of Biscay was issued a notice of violation in 2009 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), because most of the sewage generated in the city was “going straight into the Crow River,” which he referred to as a “straight-pipe” violation.

Krienke wins new vehicle at state fair

When April Krienke, 19, of Glencoe, ventured to the Minnesota State Fair in August, she never imagined winning a brand new 2015 Honda Fit.
But one day after the fair ended, she received a phone call with the news and immediately called her parents, grandparents and friends to share her excitement.
“Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I couldn’t believe it. When they called, I was like ‘Are you serious?’ Then I called Mom, Dad, my grandma. I made it a world announcement,” Krienke said.

GSL Homecoming parade

Community in the schools

Limeliters visit Glencoe

September 26th

Silver Lake couple pares down for life on the road


September 25th

County CUP hearing on Biscay sanitary draws comments

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commissioner held a public hearing Wednesday regarding a conditional use permit (CUP) application by the city of Biscay for its proposed sanitary sewer improvements.

The $1.8 million project, already under construction, will build a "cluster" mound system to serve the sanitary sewage needs of 29 homes in the city.

An engineer for the city said most of the necessary permits had been aquired, but a conditional use permit from the county had been overlooked.

Brownton, New Century Academy in talks

New Century Academy, a seventh- through 12th-grade charter school in Hutchinson, may be looking to relocated, the Brownton City Council heard at a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Mayor Jay Werner said he, Council Member Norm Schwarze and City Clerk Ella Kruse have been meeting with New Century personnel about possibly leasing the former Brownton school, which the city owns, to New Century.

The city sent out questionnaires with its last utility bills asking citizens if they would be interested in a charter school in the city.

September 24th

Runners get back on track at home

At Thursday’s home Caty Delwiche cross country invitational, the Panther boys picked up where they left off after taking a short break, while the girls worked as a team to place well on their home course.
Glencoe-Silver Lake’s boys nearly had a perfect score on Thursday, claiming first place as the top six Panthers all finished in the top 10. The No. 7 runner, Michael Meyer, still cracked the top 20 with his time of 19:29, which was good enough for 20th.

Wolverines have Panthers’ number

The Lady Panther volleyball team appears to have met its match in the Sibley East Wolverines, as it fell three times to its fellow Section 2 foe this past week, but not without making it interesting.
The two teams met first on Sept. 16 in Gaylord as the Wolverines claimed the match in four sets, with two out of the four going past 25 points as both teams were quite evenly matched. Sibley East took set one 27-25 before the Panthers eked out a 28-26 victory in set two, only to fall 25-18 and 25-20 in the final two frames.