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Archive - Feb 2016


February 17th

Jail, security project proceeds on 4-1 vote

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday morning to proceed with its jail expansion and courthouse security project by approving most of the low bids for the construction items.
Larry Filippi of Contegrity Group, the project’s construction management firm, said the total budget cost, based on the bids received, would be about $7.69 million, about $470,000 less than the estimated cost of $7.99 million.

Planning commission considers industrial park setbacks

The Glencoe Planning Commission discussed creating setbacks for industrial areas at its regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11.
City Administrator Mark Larson presented the idea to the commission, stating that the setback for such areas is currently zero.
This means property owners could potentially build up to the property line, which Larson said he is worried about in the industrial park.

Quick thinking, response averts major fire in Plato

A quick response and quick thinking were the keys to averting a major fire in Plato Saturday night.
Plato Fire Chief Jay Wood said his department was dispatched at 9:59 p.m. to Stockman Transfer, a trucking company in Plato.
Wood said an employee of the company, who also is a member of the Glencoe Fire Department, was dropping off a rig and noticed that a semi tractor inside the building was on fire.
“He called 9-1-1 and managed to get four other tractors out of the building,” said Wood.

GSL Knowledge Bowl hosts, wins Region 6 meet

Glencoe-Silver Lake Knowledge Bowl hosted its annual home meet Saturday, Feb. 13, inviting nine Region 6 competitors to the high school. GSL turned out to be both host and winner that morning with varsity teams taking first, second and third place.
Present for competition Saturday morning along with GSL were ACGC, Benson, Central Minnesota Christian School, Hutchinson, Lester Prairie, MACCRAY, New London-Spicer, Renville County West and Yellow Medicine East.

Amy Wilde to run for District 18 seat

Amy Wilde, Dassel, has announced her intention to file for the District 18 seat in the Minnesota Senate. She recently registered her campaign with the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board. District 18 is comprised of Meeker, McLeod and Sibley counties and Cokato. Hutchinson, Litchfield, Glencoe and Gaylord are the larger cities of District 18.

Jack Gepson to play in MBDA honor band

On April 9-10, Jack Gepson of the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Concert Band will represent GSL as a member of the 2016 Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) State Level 9-10 Honor Band, held at Duluth East High School.
Students are selected to the band through a competitive recorded audition that was submitted this past December. Gepson, who plays the trumpet, will participate in the MBDA state-level ensemble for the fourth consecutive year. Last year, he was a member of the state 9-10 band, and the two previous years, he was a member of the state level 6-8 band.

New Auburn church planning celebration

Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in April.
Plans are being made for a special worship with former pastors on April 10, as well as a meal. Confirmed members of the church will be invited. A special anniversary booklet also is being prepared, including a history of the church, the oldest married couple, the oldest living member, the baptism foundation and a list of confirmation members from 1935 to the present.

Wee Friends visit Grand Meadows

Knowledge Bowl shines at home meet

Cagers tally 2 crucial wins