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Archive - Jul 15, 2015


‘Affirmative consent’ is still in a gray area

nesota should be applauded for trying to be more proactive in preventing campus sexual assaults. Statistics say one in five women on college campuses are the victim of some form of sexual assault. Any effort to reduce that statistic is welcome.
The University of Minnesota recently proposed an “affirmative assent” policy — in effect, each partner in a potential sexual encounter must provide a verbal “yes” or some other clear symbol before engaging in a sexual act.

What ideals does the Confederate flag represent?

To the Editor:
I lived in the Richmond, Virginia, area off and on for over 20 years beginning in 1965, so I have been following the Confederate battle flag controversy with a great deal of interest.
A flag — any flag — is representative of the ideals of those who created and flew it.
So what did this flag represent?

School Board awards bid on bond sale

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board resolved to accept a bid for the bonds put up for sale last month. The board awarded the sale to Piper Jaffray and Co. of Minneapolis.
Ehlers Financial Specialist Betsy Knoche presented the five bids from the July 13 sale at the regular board meeting Monday night. Piper Jaffray’s price is $24,303,591.50, higher than the projected premium price.

Sonju receives favorable evaluation

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board heard a report on the formal evaluation of Superintendent Chris Sonju at the regular meeting Monday night. Personnel Committee Directors and Board Members Anne Twiss and Clark Christianson presented the report.
Twiss said Sonju had good overall job performance and the committee was pleased with the progress he has made in the goals set for the district.

Security Bank, Hoese family provide support for GRHS remodeling

Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) has accepted a $311,000 gift from Security Bank & Trust Co. and the Hoese Family to support a remodeling project in its hospital transitional care unit. The project includes a new patient and family lounge as well as treatment and equipment rooms for respiratory therapy services.

Trailblazer Transit breaks ground for new facility in Buffalo

Trailblazer Transit broke ground Wednesday, July 8, on its new facility in the city of Buffalo in Wright County. Trailblazer, which traditionally served Sibley and McLeod counties, began offering service in Wright County under the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Transportation after the former River Rider system dissolved.

Glencoe woman injured in 2-vehicle crash

GSL fall activities meeting set July 27

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School (GSL) District is having a required informational and eligibility meeting for fall activities Monday, July 27, at 6 p.m., in the high school cafeteria. Fall activities include cross country, boys and girls soccer, tennis, volleyball, football, cheerleading and the fall musical. The meeting is required for seventh- through 12th-grade students and their parents or guardians.

Playoff time for Plato Legion

Glencoe Music in the Park