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State funding for roads in small cities

The latest state legislative session included an appropriation of $12.5 million as state aid for roads in small cities.“This is no substitute for a long-term transportation plan, but a good first step, and a way to help our small cities who are too often left behind in favor of road fixes in larger areas,” said state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe.

Jumping on Cecil’s media band wagon

You’ve probably heard more than enough about Cecil the lion. I know I have. And yet I can’t seem to just ignore it.
Just in case you were on Mars or in the African plains and haven’t heard, a wealthy Minnesota dentist shot and killed a beloved icon of Zimbabwe, a lion named Cecil who lived on a wildlife preserve.
Apparently, the hunter’s guides lured the lion out of the preserve by dragging meat behind their vehicle.
This isn’t intended to be a commentary on big-game hunting and whether or not it’s a legitimate sport.

Drive collects 114 units; volunteers appreciated

To the Editor:
Thank you to all of the donors who took time out of their day on Wednesday, July 29, to donate at the Glencoe Community Blood Drive.  

County kicks in additional $38,820 for museum parking lot

The McLeod County Historical Society had two funding requests approved at Tuesday’s meeting of the McLeod County Board.
The County Board agreed to spend $38,820 to cover overage costs in the replacement of the parking lot at the historical society’s museum in Hutchinson.
The county had originally contributed $100,000 for the project from its capital fund.
However, once the original concrete was removed and the project was under way, numerous subsurface issues were discovered.

Glencoe Fire Relief Association pension fund is fully funded

Glencoe Firefighters Steve Millard and James Voigt presented the recent actuarial study done  by the Fire Relief Association to the City Council on Monday, Aug. 3.
The study, done every two years, shows the Fire Relief Association fund is over 100 percent funded at over $1.1 million.
The Fire Relief Association provides retirement benefits to members of Glencoe’s volunteer fire department. Benefits are currently $2,300 per year of service. A member is fully vested after 10 years of service, and eligible for benefits after 20 years of service.

Ray Wilkens family raises $11,000 for veterans

A husband, father, grandfather and proud veteran, Ray Wilkens’ legacy lives on through his family.
After his death in November of last year, Ray’s family, consisting of his wife, three children and their spouses and six grandchildren, hosted a memorial golf tournament in his honor on June 26.
In past years the family has held similar events to raise money for Relay for Life, but this time around things were more personal.

Mankato man injured in 2-vehicle accident

A Mankato man was injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 22 and Highway 212, just west of Glencoe, on Tuesday, July 28, at about 10:20 a.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Richard R. Sheely, 68, of Mankato, was northbound on Highway 22 in a 1998 GMC Sonoma, had stopped at the stop sign, and then pulled out on Highway 212 in front of an eastbound 1995 Oldsmobile Ciera driven by Megan R. Hahn, 18, of Brownton.

City Council discusses blight issues

Unmowed property and discarded furniture were points of discussion for the Glencoe City Council at the Monday, Aug. 3, meeting.
Council Member Allen Robeck brought up a couple of blight issues in the city.
The first issue was the unmowed property between 13th Street West and Highway 22 on the west end of town. The land is considered a state highway access way and has some trees on it.  

Hoopla Train coming to Glencoe

Some of the finest comedic actors and directors from the Twin Cities will be in Glencoe Thursday, Aug. 6, and Friday, Aug. 7, to perform The Hoopla Train with Yard Master Yip and his Polkastra at The Pla-Mor Ballroom. Show time is 7 p.m. both evenings.
Randy Wilson, mayor of Glencoe, will be a guest member of the cast.

Pola-Czesky Days