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November 18th

Hale Township Board denies request to vacate road

The Hale Township Board of Supervisors denied the vacation of a road opened in September 2014 that connects 199th Circle and 200th Street at a board meeting on Nov. 12. The decision followed a public hearing.

Ingenthron speaks at Vets Day program

As a young boy scared and confused by the acts of Sept. 11, 2001, Specialist Tucker Ingenthron told his mother that someday he would go overseas to fight the people who were responsible.
Exactly 12 years later, on Sept. 11, 2013, Ingenthron arrived in Afghanistan for his tour of service with the U.S. Army.
Ingenthron, a 2012 Glencoe-Silver Lake graduate, spoke about his experience in Afghanistan and what it means to be a veteran at the GSL Veterans Day Program.
The meaning, Ingenthron said, is different to everyone.

Multiple agencies pursue domestic assault suspect

Sheriff’s deputies from Renville, Sibley and McLeod counties, as well as the Minnesota State Patrol and Gaylord Police Department, were all involved Saturday in a pursuit of a domestic assault suspect.
According to news releases from the Sibley and Renville counties sheriff’s departments, a call was received about 10:50 a.m. Saturday of a domestic assault that occurred at 24082 661st Avenue, about seven miles northwest of Gibbon in  Moltke Township.

Lighting contest, parade, bazaar all set for Holly Days

Holiday events are being planned in Glencoe by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce with support from local organizations, businesses and individuals.
Glencoe Light & Power will once again sponsor the holiday lighting display contest. Prizes for the winners of the residential displays will be first, $200 Glencoe Bucks; second, $150 Glencoe Bucks; and third, $50 Glencoe Bucks.
There also will be a storefront lighting display contest. All participating businesses will be put into a drawing for two $50 Glencoe Bucks prizes.

City moves ahead on Armstrong project

The Glencoe City Council took the next steps to move forward with the Armstrong Avenue project at Monday night’s regular meeting.
Armstrong is a street and utility project that will replace sewer lines, water mains and storm sewers on Armstrong Avenue from Seventh Street to 13th Street, Seventh Street from Armstrong Avenue to Chandler Avenue, Baxter Avenue from Seventh Street to Fifth Street and one block of 12th Street.

Community schools lunch gives sneak peek of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ production

Community members got a sneak peek at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” on Friday afternoon at the GSL community schools lunch.
Musical captains Jordan Doolittle, the Cheshire Cat;  Tina Bonillo, the Red Queen; Leah Peterson, Violet; and Travis Uecker, the Mad Hatter, gave a synopsis of the play to those in attendance. Bonillo explained the production follows Alice as she jumps down the rabbit hole into Wonderland and encounters many different creatures.

Lions donate dictionaries to 3rd graders

On Nov. 11, 168 copies of “A Student’s Dictionary” were distributed by members of the Lions Clubs of Brownton, Glencoe, New Auburn, Plato and Silver Lake to the third-grade students and third-grade teachers of Glencoe-Silver Lake Lakeside School, St. Pius X School, First Lutheran School, and to home-schooled third graders in the GSL district. 2015 marks the 11th year that third-grade students in the GSL School district have received these dictionaries free of charge, with well over 1,900 distributed thus far.

Petersen to be a Maverick

With the stroke of a pen, a Panther stated his intention to become a Maverick.

Teddy Petersen, Glencoe-Silver Lake senior and multi-sport standout signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to attend Minnesota State University, Mankato next year and play baseball for the Mavericks.

“The biggest thing for me was to find the best fit academically and the feel of the university,” Petersen said. “(Mankato) just felt comfortable and they have a very good baseball program with a great tradition.”

Several Panthers honored by conference

A bevy of Glencoe-Silver Lake student-athletes were honored for their competitive efforts and achievements this past autumn as 14 Panthers were named all-conference and another 11 were awarded with all-conference honorable mention laurels.

The section champion GSL boys’ cross country team had three all-conference honorees: Michael Meyer, Michael Schaefer and Austin Schroepfer. Joseph Knudten earned honorable mention.

Panthers hit the hardcourt

A morning of scrimmages at Stillwater Area High School on Saturday, Nov. 14, gave the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team its first taste of competition since the Section 2AA final last March.

It was all hands on deck for the Panthers, who began practicing five days earlier, with the squad showing up in force for the trio of competitions with St. Louis Park, Eden Prairie and the host Ponies.