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November 25th

AMP Night

Nine seniors on boys' cage team

Three return to starting line-up

Girls' hoopsters get first taste of competition

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball program dipped its toe in the pool of competition for the first time this season with a morning of scrimmages at Waconia High School on Saturday, Nov. 21.

“It was a good morning,” coach Zach Otto-Fisher said. “We hadn’t put in our offense yet, but we did a lot of good things defensively. We focused a lot on defense and did some very nice things – got beat up on the boards, which we expected.”

Girls' Basketball Preview: No more 'Mr. Nice Guy'

With four returning starters and one more waiting in the wings, the future may indeed be now for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team.

“It’s pretty great to have all of our starters back, save Zoe, who should be back by the end of January,” coach Zach Otto-Fisher said.

“Zoe,” is sophomore forward Zoe Christensen, the Panthers’ power in the paint who is in the final stages of recovery from ACL surgery.

Boys' Basketball Preview: Some assembly required

It’s a whole new ballgame for the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team.

The Panthers, who fell one step short of a trip to the state tournament after losing 59-56 to Maple River in the Section 2AA final last March, will look far different when they take to the court for the season opener against Hutchinson on Friday.

“We have a lot of new guys and many, many things to work on,” coach Robb DeCorsey said. “We’ve lost 90 percent of our scoring and three all-conference players from last year.”

November 23rd

Glencoe driver involved in Highway 212 accident

James Gildea, 40, of Glencoe, and Ryan C. Miller, 27, of Winsted, had minor injuries after a two-vehicle accident on Highway 212 near Powers Driver in Carver County this morning.

November 18th

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.