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Archive - 2014

December 10th

Residents to county: Do not raise ’15 levy, get rid of wheelage tax

Several issues were raised at the McLeod County Truth in Taxation hearing Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, concerning the wheelage tax and the lengthy list of impending county projects, but of most concern was the proposed 2 percent levy tax increase for 2015. And the general consensus of the public was: “No, do not raise taxes.”
Wheelage tax
Glen Sladek of Hutchinson approached the Board about the $10 wheelage tax. “I was against it then and I’m against it now. I’m begging you to rescind that tax.”

Annual Holly Days festivities are now under way

Glencoe’s annual Holly Days celebration got under way last week with the Friday announcement of the first clue of the annual medallion hunt.
Clues for the treasure hunt will be announced each Friday on glen
coemn.org, the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce and city of Glencoe website.
Holly Days activities continue this week. Thursday, Dec. 11, Coborn’s will host a Christmas Jubilee from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a visit from Santa Claus.

Turn-out light at school tax hearing as GSL proposes .08% levy increase

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s Truth in Taxation hearing took place Monday night in Room 124 at Lincoln Junior High School and was presented by Business Manager Michelle Sander.
The purpose of the hearing was to provide a background of school funding, tax levies and budgets, as well as information on the proposed pay 2015 levy and the district budget.
Unlike cities and counties, a school district does not set its budget when setting the tax levy. The final levy is set in December, and the budget is approved the following June.

School Board hears updates from building principals, others

The December Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board meeting took place Monday evening.
The first order of business was the reports from the business manager, principals, student activities, superintendent and various committees.
Bill Butler, Helen Baker principal, explained the school’s instructional leadership team will be meeting each month to develop strategies for teachers and students. He also noted that Helen Baker was considering having a special monthly silver table in the cafeteria designated for a class that exhibits excellence lunchroom behavior.

Santa visits Brownton

Bell ringers

December 3rd

Gerhardt ‘Bud’ Dahlke, 92, of Glencoe

Gerhardt “Bud” Melvin Dahlke, 92, of Glencoe, formerly of Brownton, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long-Term Care.

Allyn ‘Bud’ Ahlers, 93, of Hutchinson

Allyn “Bud” Ahlers, 93, of Hutchinson, formerly of Stewart, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson with the Rev. Deb Walkes officiating. Kay Hayden was the organist. Soloist Bonnie Baumetz sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “America the Beautiful.” Military honors were provided by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.

Deane G. Peters, 82, of Apple Valley

Deane Gregory “Greg” Peters, 82, of Apple Valley, died Nov. 22, 2014, in Burnsville.
A Memorial Mass was held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Church of the Risen Savior in Burnsville. Interment was in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Deane Gregory “Greg” Peters was born April 21, 1932, in Glencoe, to Henry “Hap” and Agnes (Moravec) Peters.

Evangeline Neuhaus, 84, of Glencoe

Evangeline “Vangie” Elsie (Lange) Neuhaus, 84, of Glencoe, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 28, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Christian Nielsen sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Just As I Am,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Amazing Grace.”