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Archive - 2014

September 10th

Soldier reflects on Operation Minnesota Nice

Butterflies, bees and botany

Last Thursday afternoon, the Lucas residence on 14th Street in Glencoe was home to a miniature butterfly sanctuary as crowds of monarchs gathered to eat after the morning rains.
Linsey Lucas, 34, has been breeding and raising monarchs since she was 9 years old, and in recent years, she started “tagging” them to track their migration patterns.
Using information and resources from www.monarchwatch.com, Lucas orders tagging kits complete with a pre-migration newsletter, data sheets, instructions and multiple tags that look like small circular stickers.

$11 million worth of reconstruction on tap for 2015

Two big utility and street reconstruction projects, totalling nearly $11 million, are planned for 2015.
The Glencoe City Council heard the feasibility reports on each of the projects at its Tuesday, Sept. 2, meeting.
Justin Black of Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH) presented the reports.
Black again stated the need for the projects. The underground utilities have exceeded their useful life and are beginning to fail.  The utilities are believed to have been installed in the 1950s or before. Many of the roads were constructed at the same time.

GSL School Board hears updates on roof, tennis courts

Business Manager Michelle Sander updated the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board on the Panther Field House roof repair and other construction projects at its regular meeting Monday evening.
Sander said the Panther Field House roof repair involves repairing the exterior walls on the perimeter of the roof and the penthouse. She said the repairs are about 60 to 65 percent complete and that no unexpected surprises have come up.
She said the sodding is done around the new Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) playground and almost finished around the new tennis courts.

Glenn Gruenhagen wants to protect opportunities for future generations

State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, is seeking re-election to his seat for one overriding reason: to provide opportunities for his, as well as others’, children and grandchildren.
“I want to build a better, more prosperous future for our children and grandchildren,” said Gruenhagen, who was first elected to the state Legislature in 2010. “I look at my grandkids and I think, ‘you’re not going to have the same opportunities as I did.’”

Citizens seek help with driveways

There are two certainties in Minnesota, road construction and bad weather.
These two came together on 17th Street in Glencoe in June.
On June 17, the north side of 17th Street was excavated up to the curb by GMH Construction of Chaska as part of the scheduled street improvement project.
Later that day, Glencoe received a couple of inches of rain. The rainfall caused some erosion of the material under the curbing along some parts of the street.

GSL’s MCA test scores exceed state averages

Compared to last year’s Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) scores, Glencoe-Silver Lake Lakeside Elementary improved by 3 percent in reading and 2 percent in math, surpassing the state average.
But the biggest improvement has been in the English Language Learner (ELL) math scores, which jumped from 15.2 percent to 25.7 percent in the last year.

September 3rd

Round Grove Township - Monthly Meeting Notice

Round Grove 
The Round Grove Town Board will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, September 8, 2014, beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the town hall, located at 20731 50th St, Stewart, MN.
Deborah Zellmann, Clerk
Round Grove Township
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle September 3, 2014)

Back to school

GSL Pep Fest