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June 17th

GSL baseball fans

Plato still perfect on the road, winless at home

The Plato Blue Jays went 2-1 last week, winning a pair of mid-week road games before losing a close one at home on Sunday. In a curious case, Plato is 7-0 on the road this spring, but was 0-3 at Blue Jay Stadium heading into Tuesday’s tilt against Hamburg, played after the Chronicle went to press.
Blue Jays 18, 
Cologne 1

Brownton falls to Red Devils

The Brownton Bruins’ struggles on the mound weren’t helped by struggles in the field in an 11-7 loss to Watertown Wednesday night, June 10.
The Bruins put four pitchers on the mound against the Red Devils, giving up a collective 10 hits, issuing eight walks and striking out just four batters in 34 at-bats. The defense, meanwhile, committed five errors.

GSL Trap takes final aim of ‘15

The Glencoe-Silver Lake trapshooting team concluded its season by competing in The Championship meet in Alexandria on Sunday, June 14.
The Panthers varsity placed fifth overall with 472 points. The GSL junior varsity was eighth with 423 points and the novice team came in 12th with 254 points.
Jake Mohr finished second in the varsity male competition by hitting 98 out of 100 targets. He also hit on 25 straight and 50 straight during the competition. 

Brewers battle back to .500

A three-game winning streak for the Glencoe Brewers was brought to an end as last weekend drew to a close, but the successful run had the squad back at the .500 mark entering this week.
Glencoe’s longest win streak of the season began with a 5-0 defeat of Young America on June 4 and was continued last week with an 8-2 defeat of New Germany and a 10-2 besting of St. Boni before it all came to a halt in a 10-7 loss to Watertown.

Panthers’ super season finishes on a down note

It was not the end to the season that the Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team envisioned. 
The Panthers, who entered the state tournament last week on a nine-game winning streak and had not lost two games in a row since mid-April, bowed out of the Class AA bracket with back-to-back defeats to end the season with a 20-6 record.

June 10th

City of Brownton plans power outage

The city of Brownton is planning a power outage for Thursday, June 11, starting at about 8 a.m.

According to the city clerk's office, the outage is to provide a permanent repair to a transformer issue that caused outages in recent weeks. The power is expected to be out for one to two hours.

Jail project back on agenda June 23

Board of Commissioners will take up its proposed jail expansion and courthouse security plans in a workshop session Tuesday, June 23. The workshop has been scheduled for a day in which no regular meeting has been scheduled. Which is good, because the Board needs to take the time to fully debate how to get the proposal under its original budget.

We all have that special group of friends

Those who are truly blessed in life have at least one — that friend or group of friends whom, although you may not see them often, are still a part of the fabric of your daily lives.
One of mine is a golf foursome that started several years ago, in that casual way in which so many friendships start.
My friend Laura was a member of a bankers association that, in the summer, preceded its monthly meeting with a golf outing. She put together a foursome of two co-workers and me, as a guest, several years ago.

Flag retirement planned June 14

To the Editor:
The birthday of the American flag is June 14. It is a day to be proud of the Stars and Stripes.
The red in our flag symbolizes sacrifice and courage, and its white reflects purity of purpose, and the stars in the blue field represent unity of efforts by the states. Those are powerful attributes through which all of our citizens have made this country free and powerful. That is what our flag symbolizes today.