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Silver Lake Police Chief to start Dec. 7

After what has been a lengthy process, the Silver Lake City Council heard that new Police Chief Kenneth Bradford will begin his duties on Dec. 7.
Bradford accepted the position in August pending criminal and phycological background checks.
The background checks, performed by the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department, came back with positive results.

Silver Lake council takes steps for possible Dollar General store

As the holiday shopping season is fast approaching, the Silver Lake City Council heard of the possibility of the development of a Dollar General store.
The council reviewed a petition for annexation for just under three acres of land from property owner Robert Shamla.
The petition came to the council after a recommendation from the planning commission to approve the annexation and zone the property commercial in the B2-Highway Business District.

Stewart City Council considers 2016 street, utility proposals

The city of Stewart is considering approximately $3.5 million in improvements for the “worst part of town.”
The City Council discussed financing for the proposed project with engineer Andy Kehren of Bolton & Menk and financial adviser Shannon Sweeney at its Nov. 9 meeting.
The proposed project is to address underground utility and street surface issues for portions of Powers, Croyden, Grove, Bowman, Mowbray and East streets.

Altrichter to fill Stewart council seat

The Stewart City Council has a new council member — Carol Altrichter was appointed by the Council at its Nov. 9 meeting to fill the seat vacated by Chuck Kruggel, who resigned when he moved out of the city limits.
Altrichter will hold the seat until the next city election, which will be in November 2016. At that time, a special election will be held in conjunction with the regular election to fill out the rest of the four-year term.

Haasken joins GRHS orthopedics department

Terese Haasken, a certified physician assistant, recently started seeing patients at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS). With more than nine years of experience in orthopedics, she specializes in injuries and conditions affecting the bones, muscles and joints. 

Baby girl born to Carlsons

Alissa and Trevor Carlson of Silver Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Milena Kay Carlson, born Nov. 11, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Milena weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long. Grandparents are Randy and Julie Vasek of Silver Lake and Tom and Pat Carlson of Chaska

Daughter for Thode family

Tim and Courtney Thode of Hutchinson announce the birth of their daughter, Camdyn Elizabeth Thode, born Nov. 11, 2015, at Hutchinson Health. Camdyn weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She is welcomed home by siblings Ainsley, Nathan and Emelia. Grandparents are Tim and Gail Thode and Maureen Style of Hutchinson and Kevin and Gayle Boesche of Northfield. 

Grandson for Dammanns

Lyle and Sue Dammann of Glencoe announce the arrival of their 12th grandchild, Joseph Charlie McNeil, born Oct. 27, 2015. “Joey” weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. He is welcomed home by parents Joe and Gabby (Lopez) McNeil of Yuma, Arizona. Grandparents are Marie Lopez of Arizona, the late Carlos “Charlie” Lopez, Lyle and Sue, and Mike McNeil of Bend, Oregon. Great-grandparents are Norma McNeil and Maurice McNeil of Glencoe. 

Schuft is club president

Jordan Schuft of Glencoe is the president of the University Sportsmen’s Association Club at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Schuft is a senior accounting and finance major with concentrations in corporate finance, financial planning and investments. 

Ross frisbee club president

Christopher Ross of Glencoe was named the president of the Ultimate Frisbee club at Southwest Minnesota State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. Ross is a sophomore political science major.