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December 23rd

Santa visits Wee Friends Preschool

St. Pius X School Christmas program

Second-place finish at Richfield

Panthers win big over Chargers

Panther press leads to big win over Chargers

In an electric performance both offensively and defensively, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team won its second game of the season on Friday, Dec. 18, in a 67-53 defeat of visiting Dassel-Cokato. 
The Panthers slathered on the full-court press early and often to build a double-digit lead just minutes into the contest, never trailing en route to the 14-point victory. 

Panther girls’ cagers drop a pair last week

The up-and-down early-season campaign of the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team trended downward again last week with a pair of double-digit losses. 
The Panthers dropped below .500 at 3-4 as a 63-50 loss at Mayer Lutheran on Tuesday, Dec. 15, was followed by a 48-37 setback against visiting Lester Prairie on Thursday, Dec. 17.

Grapplers finish second at Richfield tourney

It was another busy week for the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team as the Panthers hosted a triangular meet and traveled to Dassel-Cokato for a pair of matchups mid-week, before making a pre-dawn trip to Richfield for a duals tournament to start the weekend.
GSL/LP began last week’s slate with two wins at home on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The Panthers roared past St. Agnes and Spectrum by respective scores of 62-12 and 42-9. Individual results were not available. 

December 16th

MSU, Mankato releases list of summer/fall grads

Minnesota State University, Mankato presented 1,740 degrees during the summer and fall commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 12. 
Carrington Riss of Brownton graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in psychology.
Christopher Becker, Austin Bohnert and Daniel Rach of Glencoe also graduated. Becker graduated with a bachelor of science in aviation, Bohnert with a bachelor of arts in English and Rach with a masters of arts in mathematics. 

Brownton hears back on PER on proposed street, utility project

The city of Brownton has heard back from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program on its preliminary engineering report for a proposed street and utility improvement project, which could cost up to $8 million.
 
John Rodeberg, an engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), told the City Council at its Dec. 8 meeting that he had expected to get comments back from the USDA within 30 days of submitting the report.
 

Brownton to see 8.45% levy hike, increases in water, sewer rates

The Brownton City Council managed to shave its proposed 10 percent levy for 2016 increase to 8.45 percent at its Tuesday, Dec. 8, meeting.
 
City Clerk Ella Kruse said the major reasons for the levy increase were payments on a new fire truck and a newer snowplow truck.
 
Kruse said that payments on a payloader will end in 2016, and the city may be able to look at lowering its budget for 2017 after that payment comes off the books.