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Archive - Jul 2015


July 29th

Shades of autumn in July

Bruins sweep final regular season games

The Brownton Bruins won its final two regular season games — both over Young America — to solidify its second-place position in the Crow River Valley League  (CRVL) South Division.

Plato takes third in Crow River South

The Plato Blue Jays finished the regular season as the third-place team in the Crow River Valley League (CRVL) southern division following a 9-3 loss at South champion Green Isle in their final pre-playoff contest on Sunday, July 26.
The loss snapped a season-best six-game winning streak for the Blue Jays, who fell just short of claiming the division title for themselves. 

Brewers look to snag spot in region tourney

A pair of 3-2 losses to wrap up the regular season could not keep the Glencoe Brewers from hanging on to fourth place in the Crow River Valley League (CRVL) northern division as the squad prepares to enter postseason play this week.
Glencoe began the final week of its regular season by improving its season-best winning streak to six games with a 7-0 blanking of Gaylord in a non-league game on Tuesday, July 21 at Vollmer Field.

July 22nd

Commissioner calls for more background

McLeod County Commissioner Doug Krueger on Tuesday praised fellow commissioners Paul Wright and Sheldon Nies for “busting their butts” in getting the county’s retrofit of its materials recovery facility (MRF) completed.

Garden doesn’t live up to expectations

When I bought my house over a decade ago, there was a bare patch in the backyard where a small, wooden shed once stood.
I had two options: plant grass seed, or do the Minnesota thing and plant a vegetable garden. I had images of neat rows of lush vegetables from which I would pluck side dishes while my pork chops cooked to perfection on the grill.
As usual, the reality didn’t live up to the expectations.

Minnesotans deserve better than failed MNsure

To the Editor:
Last week, we learned that MNsure now has a 180,000-case backlog of public-program enrollees who are unable to renew their health coverage. These glitches have left MNsure unable to send bills to thousands of people in order to pay their 2015 premiums, and MNsure is unable to check eligibility information for thousands more, some of whom may be receiving benefits improperly.

Congratulations to Brownton Cubs

To the Editor:
Congratulations to the Brownton Cubs 14U girls softball team on its second-place title at the state softball tournament.
Girls, coaches and parents are to be commended on all the hours and hard work that has gone into making this team what it is. The team has shown time and again that if you work hard and don’t give up, you can accomplish what you set out to do. A good lesson to us all.
Cubs, you have done yourselves, coaches, parents and community proud.
Well done, Cubs. Well done!
From a proud fan and grandma,

Commissioners split on approval of costs at solid waste facility

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved spending $166,904 on a fence and another $19,270 for a concrete apron for the driveway, both at the Solid Waste Facility in Hutchinson.
The approval came on a 3-2 vote — not because dissenting commissioners disputed the need, but the process. Commissioners Doug Krueger and Ron Shimanski, who voted against the motion, both said they are concerned about escalating costs at the facility as the county converts to a one-sort recycling system.

Pre-Heat, Heat in the Street events on tap for this weekend

The Glencoe Fire Department’s Heat in the Street music festival is set for Saturday, July 25.
The event will kick off with a Pre-Heat Party on Friday, July 24, at 5 p.m. hosted by the Glencoe Days Committee. The Friday night event will be held in the City Center parking lot and admission is free.
The pre-party will feature food and live music by the Chad Edwards Band. Activities will include barrel rides, a bean bag tournament, bouncy house, face painting, hammerschlagen, karate demonstrations, hula hoop contests, sidewalk chalk drawing and more.