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Archive - 2015

December 9th

2015 Christmas Project collecting donations

The 2015 McLeod County Christmas Project is collecting donations today (Wednesday, Dec. 9), from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Trailblazer Transit building at 207 W 11th St. in Glencoe.
The project works to fulfill the Christmas wishes of the less fortunate children in the county.
Donations of new toys for children ages 0 to 17 will be accepted. Monetary donations can also be made.
The donations made will be set out for parents who applied to come and pick up items off their list.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers for ‘red kettle’ drive at Coborn’s

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers for its annual “Red Kettle” campaign.
Locally, the Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for the red kettle at Coborn’s in Glencoe. Coborn’s is located at 2211 11th St. E. The campaign started Nov. 25 and will continue through the holiday season.
The Glencoe Rotary Club volunteers each year, said local organizer Rita Weber, while many other organizations, groups and individuals have volunteered in the past.

GSL boys' hoop just five seconds from 3-0

The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team was just over five seconds away from being 3-0 after three games.

As it is, the Panthers entered this week at 1-2.

“When you lose games that close, one play makes a difference,” coach Robb DeCorsey said. “There’s so many ‘what-ifs,’ because even playing as poorly as we have been, we’re still just a play or two from being 3-0.”

Matmen finish fifth at Invite

Not quite dealing with their full complement of matmen due to a variety of reasons, the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team managed to pull off a fifth-place finish while hosting the 10-team Don Hall Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 5.

“It went so and so for our first time out on the mat seeing live competition,” coach Lance Wurm said. “Our conditioning is not quite there yet and we made some mental mistakes that cost us some matches. Hopefully, that is something we can correct and keep moving forward.”

Synergy kick off a season of optimism

Smiles were wide and the kicks were high as the Glencoe-Silver Lake Synergy dance team opened its season with a seventh-place finish in Hutchinson on Saturday, Dec. 5. It’s a season of optimism for the Synergy, and coach Bertina Miller is excited for what’s to come.

Panther girls rebound with first victory

Last week was one spent on both ends of the spectrum for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team. After first being thumped by visiting St. Peter on Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Panthers recovered to claim their initial victory of the season three nights later at Sibley East.

Gymnasts third at Northfield Invite

The Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team kicked off its season with an appearance at Northfield’s “Winter Wonderland” meet on Saturday, Dec. 5. With a somewhat improvised lineup, the Panthers finished third overall by posting a score of 108.3.

“I think as a first meet, we did well,” coach Kim Hahn said. “I did have to do last minute changes for five girls Friday night due to ineligibilities and one out with a whiplash injury.”

GSL was narrowly bested by the host Raiders, who finished with 108.35 points for second place.

Abundant numbers for this year's GSL wrestling program

In spite of beginning the season in a short-staffed manner due to various reasons last weekend, the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling program is boasting some of the best overall numbers in memory.

“The numbers are up, way up, which is great,” coach Lance Wurm said. “We are kind of confused at what to do with such numbers – but that’s a nice problem to have.”

December 4th

Brownton Co-op Ag patrons approve merger with UFC

Patrons of the Brownton Co-op Ag Center approved a merger with United Farmers Cooperative (UFC), headquartered in Winthrop, at their annual meeting Friday afternoon.

One hundred thirty  ballots were cast, with 118 voting in favor of the merger and 12 against.

The two cooperatives began talking about a merger when UFC proposed a new fertilizer plant near its existing grain facility northwest of Brownton. A merger will allow the new fertilizer plant to incorporate use of the current Brownton Co-op facility in conjunction with new construction.

December 2nd

Daughter joins Busse family

Scott and Denise Busse of Glencoe announce the arrival of a daughter, Jeili Dru Busse, born Nov. 2, 2015, at Hutchinson Health. Jeili weighed 8 pounds, 5.3 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches in length. She joins siblings Beau, Reid, Quin, Meara, Laira, Cybli and Kynzi.