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Archive - Feb 2015


February 25th

Crawfish boil

On to the state tourney

2015 Glencoe Business Expo

Silver Lake ice golf

Regular season ends with 7-win streak

On to the playoffs for Panther boys' hoops

By closing out the regular season with a seven-game winning streak, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team laid claim to a one-half share of the Wright County Conference West championship, a 20-5 regular season, and the No. 1 seed in the North subsection of the Section 2AA Tournament.
Three goals accomplished – but aspirations remain.

Panther girls' cagers enter final week of regular season

A topsy-turvy campaign for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team has entered the final week of the regular season. 
The 14-10 Panthers found themselves on opposite ends of blowouts last week, defeating Mound Westonka 69-41 at home on Tuesday, Feb. 17, before suffering a 61-35 defeat at Dassel-Cokato two nights later.

Three Panther wrestlers qualify for state

The Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team will be represented at state once again this season. 
A trio of Panthers – Brandon Richter, Nate Tesch and Nick Brelje – all claimed runner-up finishes in their respective weight classes at the Section 2AA individual meet last weekend after two days of competition at Delano High School.

February 22nd

Fire damages former parochial school in Silver Lake

An early morning fire heavily damaged a former parochial school — now a home — in Silver Lake this morning.

Silver Lake Fire Chief Dale Kosek said the fire apparently started in the electrical wiring of the building, and traveled through the uninsulated walls of the bulding to the roof.  The call came in about 1:20 a.m., and firefighters from Silver Lake, Hutchinson and Glencoe were on the scene until about 6 a.m. There were no injuries to either the family or the firefighters at the scene.

February 18th

County extends deadline on choosing recycling carts

McLeod County Solid Waste has extended the deadline for choosing a size for a single-sort recycling cart, according to an e-mail from Sarah Young, solid waste coordinator. Residents within the communities in McLeod County should have received an information mailing regarding the county's planned switch to single-sort recycling from five-sort, and a response card to indicate what size recycling cart resident would like.