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Archive - Nov 2016


November 23rd

Volunteers needed for Glencoe living nativity

Plans are under way for a living nativity in Glencoe at Oak Leaf Park on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This will be a drive-through production featuring six scenes depicting the good news of Jesus’ birth.  Live animals, crafted scenery, biblical characters, and music will provide a memorable Christmas experience.

Request to follow up on workplace study sparks tension at Trailblazer meeting

Tensions and frustrations erupted at Thursday morning’s Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board meeting when Sibley County Commissioner Jim Swanson proposed a questionnaire to follow up on the Sand Creek report, which assessed Trailblazer’s work environment and staff morale.
Swanson said a lot of questions were raised in the report, and the questionnaire he proposed would help the board determine if those concerns had been addressed.

WCAT threatens to pull out of Trailblazer Transit

Wright County Area Transit (WCAT) is threatening to pull out of the Trailblazer Transit public transit system, the joint powers board heard Thursday morning at its regular meeting.
The member cities of WCAT recently passed a resolution announcing its intent to withdraw from Trailblazer no later than Dec. 31, 2017. In that year, WCAT intends to conduct a transit service study and work with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) on establishing its own system.

Council accepts revised Baxter Avenue plan

The Glencoe City Council accepted a revised feasibility report on the proposed 2017 Baxter Avenue project at its meeting Monday night.
The new scope of the project eliminates 11th Street from Elliott to Ford avenues and Elliott Avenue from 11th Street to 12th Street.
It also adds installing a new water line, trench repair and paving on 11th Street from Armstrong to Chandler avenues.
The streets eliminated required minimal underground utility work and it is felt that the streets and surfaces are in adequate condition.

County Board approves major security project

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to spend $172,369 for security and surveillance.
The low bid was from UHL of Maple Grove. The other bids were from NAC of Vadnais Heights in the amount of $399,500; and Honeywell of Golden Valley in the amount of $421,354.
Vincent Traver, who heads up the county’s information technology department, said the project will bring all of the county’s security under one system.

Boys' basketball retooled and ready to run

Off of a topsy-turvy season last winter, there’s once again plenty that is new about the 2016-17 edition of Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball. 
While there’s not a bevy of varsity experience returning to the court for the Panthers this season, the team did list nine seniors on the big squad for the first day of practice on Monday, Nov. 21.

November 22nd

GSL all-conference honorees announced

Fifteen Glencoe-Silver Lake student-athletes earned all-conference/district honors this autumn, with another eight Panthers claiming honorable mention laurels from the Wright County Conference West and East Central-South District for their efforts during the autumn sports season.

Girls' cagers hit the hardcourt for scrimmages

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team made its now-yearly trip to Waconia High School on Saturday, Nov. 19, to take part in a morning full of scrimmages in order to prepare for the upcoming season.
The Panthers took on Maple Grove and Maranatha, as well as the host Wildcats, as all four teams mixed and matched lineups in order to hone strategy and technique before the contests begin to count next week.

Otto-Fisher buzzing with the Yellowjackets

Four months into his new role as assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) womens’ basketball team, former Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball coach Zach Otto-Fisher said he’s working tirelessly, but enjoying every minute of his new life.
“At first, I was working 85-95 hours a week,” he said. “I’m not sure if my body simply likes a lack of sleep.”

November 21st

Norma Dahl, 98, of Glencoe

Norma Jean Dahl, 98, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.