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May 20th

Memorial Day: Honoring those who gave all

During the 1980s and 1990s, which were mostly peacetime eras, attendance at area Memorial Day services steadily dwindled. People turned instead to fully enjoying the three-day weekend with camping, fishing, cookouts, picnics and other recreational activities.

Anal retentive? Or just in a routine?

There’s a fine line between being anal retentive and having a routine.
I’m not sure when, or if, I crossed that line, but I’m getting some hints.
Twice recently I have been approached by people who say they judge how well their morning commutes are going by where they see me on my two-mile route around town, especially coming west on 10th Street. If I’m down by Casey’s and Union Avenue, one gentleman said he is on time. If he sees me on 10th Street near the courthouse, he is running late.

Superintendent appreciates support of building bond

To the Editor:
On behalf of the Board of Education, staff, and all the students at Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL), I want to express my thanks and gratitude to the stakeholders of Independent School District 2859 for your support of our building project. Your support of and commitment to our students is truly appreciated.

Ways to observe Memorial Day

To the Editor:
Memorial Day is about remembering. This is a day to remember all U.S. military personnel who died in wars or other military actions.
It began as Decoration Day on May 30, 1868. The graves of comrades were decorated and flags were flown at half-staff.

Letter spread misinformation about GOP

To the Editor:
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the chair of the 7th District DFL party would write to our local papers to spread misinformation about the Republican budget. Over the years, fewer and fewer Democrats have been elected to the House from the 7th Congressional District, and last year Republican wins in our district helped boost Republicans back into the majority.
The facts are clear: Republicans have been focused on the issues and priorities that Minnesota families in Greater Minnesota care about.

Memorial Day services set in Glencoe, other communities

Memorial Day services have been planned in Glencoe and surrounding communities for Monday, May 25.
The Glencoe observation is set for 10 a.m. in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School gymnasium, and is co-sponsored by VFW Post 5102 and American Legion Post 95. The guest speaker will be Mark Hoberg, a retired lieutenant colonel with the National Guard. The American Legion Post also will have a presence at Good Shepherd’s worship on Sunday morning, and at the St. Pius X Mass at the Catholic Cemetery at 9 a.m. Monday.

School Board accepts resignation of assistant principal

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District will be searching for a new assistant principal for its Lakeside Elementary School in Silver Lake.
At a special meeting Monday morning, the School Board accepted the resignation of Diane Schultz, who has been the assistant principal at Lakeside for two years. Superintendent Chris Sonju said Schultz has accepted a position as a principal with the Albert Lea School District. Her resignation is effective June 30.
School Board Member Donna VonBerge expressed concern about the turnover at Lakeside.

Lincoln Park start delayed; Council OKs deferred assessment resolution

While the Lincoln Park street reconstruction project did not get started on time, the Glencoe City Council Monday night approved a deferred assessment resolution to help strapped homeowners pay for those street and utility assessments.
City Administrator Mark Larson said Duininck Brothers was scheduled to start the reconstruction of streets and underground utilities on Monday for the 30 blocks surrounding Lincoln Park, but delays in completing another project pushed back that start until today (Wednesday).

13 GSL students attend national BPA conference

Thirteen students from Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) attended the National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America in Anaheim, California, May 5-10. The theme was “Imagine, Believe, Become.” They competed in various computer and business-related events at the conference. They also did sight-seeing and met other BPA members from throughout the United States.

Legislators to host town hall meetings

State Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, and state Reps. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, and Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, have set town hall meetings Thursday to answer questions and discuss this year’s legislative session.
Gruenhagen and Newman will have town hall meetings in Gaylord and Glencoe Thursday. The two will be at the Prairie House in Gaylord from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and then at the McLeod County Courthouse in Glencoe, in the county commissioners’ board room, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.