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June 17th

Son born to Donley family

Ryan and Amber (Ramige) Donley of Victoria announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Thomas Donley, born June 6, 2015, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Benjamin weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 181⁄2 inches long at birth. He is welcomed home by big brother William, 2. Grandparents are Bill and Joyce Ramige of Glencoe and Pam and the late Chris Donley of Fridley.

Son born to Olivia couple

Matt and Amanda Kottke of Olivia announce the birth of their son, Waylon Matthew Kottke, born June 5, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Waylon weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long. Grandparents are Joyce Peterson of Brownton, Alan Peterson of Marshall and Lottie Kottke of Glencoe. Great-grandparents are Norman and Marjorie Peterson of Hector.

Girl for Silver Lake couple

Tyler Helland and Terri Schuft-Helland of Silver Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Etta Gloria-Jo Helland, born June 5, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Etta weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. She joins siblings McCoy and Adderley. Her grandparents are Ben and Gloria Schuft of Stewart and Ken and Denise Helland of LeCenter.  

Son born to Glencoe couple

Jesus Fidencio Rodriguez and Jasmin Elizet Pedraza of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Jax Angel Rodriguez, born June 4, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jax weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18 inches long. He joins brother Jadan Jesus Rodriguez. Grandparents are Alberto Pedraza Sr. and Chelsea Pedraza of Glencoe and San Juana Reyes and Tito Rodriguez of Eagle Pass, Texas.

DWI law tightened; Sunday sales loosened

It seems ironic that the same state Legislature that tightened up driving while intoxicated laws also has made it easier to obtain liquor.
Legislators voted to change the legal blood-level limit for gross misdemeanor driving while intoxicated to .16 percent, down from .20. According to a Star Tribune analysis, that could result in 3,000 more gross misdemeanor arrests each year, a 71 percent increase.
According to David Bernstein, chair of the Minnesota DWI Task Force, the change will mostly affect repeat offenders, who have an average .165 blood alcohol content.

Even the critters have a little spring fever

My wife and I were walking along 14th Street the other day when we both stopped to watch a “moving rope” cross the street heading north near Ives Avenue. It looked like a rope because the line was ramrod straight … and it was moving!
At its lead was a mother duck and 13 ducklings, marching quickly in unison.

GSL busy planning for next year, building project

To the Editor:
I hope this letter to the editor finds all of you enjoying your summer.
At Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL), we are busy planning for next year and for the future building project. Currently, we are in the design phase of the process. This process will continue for the next few months. While we have the conceptual design of the building in place, we now need to get into the details.

City needs to tend to gravel roads

To the Editor:
When we moved into Brownton 37 years ago, I knew we moved on a gravel road. But the city would take care of it.
About three to four years, gravel would be put on and a road grader brought in to take care of the road. Then they put in road and gutter, saying the road would be blacktopped when the equipment was in town.
Well, houses were built on the south end and north end, whch was blacktopped. I know they were new houses, which get top priority.

Campground, runway, vegetation, street work all on Council’s agenda

This summer will be full of projects for the city of Glencoe. The Glencoe City Council heard updates and requests for several different projects during its regular Monday night meeting.

Council hears about building code changes

The Glencoe City Council heard Monday night about changes to the building code from Scott Qualle of MNSpect, the city’s building inspection firm. Several new building codes have or will become effective in 2015.