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Archive - Feb 2015


February 18th

Girls hoopsters fall at Annandale

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team dropped its lone game last week, 59-44, at Annandale. With the setback, the Panthers fell to 13-9 overall and 2-4 in the Wright County Conference West. 
“(Annandale) came out and executed their game plan well,” coach Zach Otto-Fisher said. “They are a strong team who I feel will win out their section and make a good push for state.”

Gymnastics season ends at sectionals

A season full of improvement came to an end for the Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team on Friday, Feb. 13 with one last competition – the Section 2A meet in New Prague. 

GSL grapplers claim final team win

The Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team claimed its final win as a full squad before bowing out of the Section 2AA tournament on Friday, Feb. 13.  
After topping No. 11 seed Mankato East, 51-24 in the sectional opener, the sixth-seeded Panthers fell to Waconia, the No. 3 seed and host, 56-12 in the second round.

Panthers continue winning ways

A five-game winning streak, including a defeat of this year’s main Wright County Conference West rival Annandale, has the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team on the precipice of at least sharing this year’s conference championship.
“We’re playing pretty well and feeling good,” coach Robb DeCorsey said. “But we can’t overlook these last two games.”

February 16th

Glencoe City Council to meet Tuesday

Because of the Presidents Day holiday Monday, the Glencoe City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m., and will consider several agenda items, including a variance request from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to exceed height requirements on a new feed mill it is considering constructing; an update on the Denny's Barber Shop building, approval of cemetery board and library board members, a discussion of single-sort recycling, an update on the search for a new executive director for the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce, Highway 212 funding, and more.

February 13th

County Board to consider 5-year highway plan

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will consider a new five-year highway plan at its Feb. 17 meeting. The plan will cover the construction years of 2015 through 2019.

The board also will consider authorizing the letting o bids for the 2015 summer highway projects.

Also on the agenda will be a request to authorize the advertising of bids for the proposed jail renovation and courthouse security project, among several items.

The meeting is set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 9 a.m., in the commissioners' room in the lower level of the courthouse.

February 11th

Lauren Knorr, 6 months, Hutchinson

Lauren Emily Knorr, 6 months, of Hutchinson, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at the Tomah Memorial Hospital in Tomah, Wis.

Lyle M.C. Roepke, 82, of Hutchinson

Lyle Marlin Carl Roepke, 82, of Hutchinson, formerly of Stewart, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.

Thomas Richard Miller, 56, of Glencoe

Thomas “Tom” Richard Miller, 56, of Glencoe, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at his home.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 7, at Johnson McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Congregational hymns were “Rock of Ages” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” Interment was in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Glencoe.

Graduate from St. Cloud State

Two Glencoe students were among graduates from St. Cloud State University at the conclusion of the fall semester. Cody Becker earned a bachelor of science degree in finance and Kaitlyn Schroepfer earned a bachelor of elective studies in communication sciences and disorders.