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Archive - 2015

December 16th

Holly Days Parade float winners announced

The winners of the 2015 Holly Days parade were released Tuesday. The parade  was on Saturday night with over 20 floats making up the event.
First place went to the Hutchinson macaronikid.com for its Peanuts theme float. The group won 250 Glencoe Bucks.
Second place was awarded to the Brian Goff family for their USA truck and camper and accompanying music. They won 150 Glencoe Bucks.

Building bond causes school levy to jump 93.29% for 2016

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s Truth in Taxation hearing was held Monday night at 6 p.m.
Business Manager Michelle Sander presented the proposed levy that will be payable in 2016. The total proposed is $3.76 million. This is a 93.29 percent increase from last year’s levy due to the new building project.
Sander provided a background of school funding, tax levies and budgets and information on the proposed payable 2016 levy and district budget.

WCI thrift store staying open after partnership

The West Central Industries’ (WCI) thrift store in Hutchinson will remain open due to a new partnership between WCI, Adult Training and Habilitation Center (ATHC) and His House Foundation.
The store was originally set to close on Dec. 31. ATHC President Chris Davis said the closure was due to financial concerns as well as a new state Olmstead Plan that encourages shelter centers to have people with disabilities working in the community.

Planning commission reviews solar, underground ordinance

The Glencoe planning commission continued discussions on two new city ordinances — one on solar power and one on underground utilities — at a regular meeting Thursday night.
Public Works Director Gary Schreifels and Light and Power Commission Dave Meyer presented a right-of-way and under grounding ordinance for utilities to the commission.

Busy week for Panther matmen

What had been a bit of a slow start to the season kicked into high gear for the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team last week. The Panthers competed in seven total matches over four days, culminating in the Andover Husky Invite on Saturday, Dec. 12.

GSL/LP finished fifth in the 12-team Husky Invite, recording 120 total points.

Gymnasts log 119 at New Prague

Competing in its first dual meet of the season, the Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team came in second to host New Prague on Thursday, Dec. 10, 135.225-119.000.

Marissa Greeley led the Panthers with a second-place finish in the all-around with a score of 31.925. Teammates Gia Venier and Ellie Schmidt followed in second- and third-place with respective scores of 29.525 and 26.725.

Panther boys' hoop thumped by New Prague

It was the only game of the week for the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team – and it wasn’t much to write home about. A matchup at New Prague on Tuesday, Dec. 8 turned out to be a forgettable affair, with the Panthers falling 67-25 to drop to 1-3 on the season.

Whereas GSL’s previous two losses both came in the final moments of games against Hutchinson and Sibley East, this time matters were settled early on. The Trojans led 39-17 at halftime, then held their visitors to a miniscule eight points after the break en route the 42-point decision.

GSL girls' hoop on a roll

Things started clicking into place for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team last week as the Panthers broke above the .500 mark for the first time this season.

GSL ran its overall record to 3-2 on the season and its winning streak to three games after a 53-45 win over Tri-City United on Tuesday, Dec. 8, followed by a 68-38 shellacking of host LeSueur-Henderson four days later.

December 14th

Lyle Burge, 65, of Stewart

Lyle Burge, 65, of Stewart, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at his residence.

A private family servcie will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart.

Arrangements are with the Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Stewart. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.

December 9th

Schuette member of Cru

Kayla Schuette of Brownton is a member of the Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) at Southwest University for the 2015-2016 academic year. Schuette is a senior art major.