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Glencoe one game from state berth

After suffering a sizable defeat in its Region 7C Tournament opener, the Glencoe Brewers kept their postseason hopes alive with a clutch victory to advance to the final weekend of regional play.

The tournament did not open kindly for seventh-seeded Glencoe, as No. 2 seed Waconia 10-runned the Brewers, 13-3, in seven innings on Saturday, Aug. 6, in St. Bonifacius.

Brownton stuns Plato, to play Glencoe in state qualifier

It was quite the return to regional play for Brownton, as the eighth-seeded Bruins stunned No. 1 seeded – and defending state champion – Plato, 6-5, in ten innings of the Region 7C Tournament opener on Friday, Aug. 5, in Watertown.

The Blue Jays carried an 18-game winning streak into the game and had swept the Bruins in two Crow River Valley League meetings this season. They took an early 1-0 lead as Tyler Lang singled home Nolan Lepel with a two-out single off starting pitcher Josh Wendlandt in the bottom of the first inning.

Plato facing elimination in regionals

What a difference a weekend makes.

Plato entered the Region 7C opener on Friday, Aug. 5, riding high as defending regional and state champions and were also in full control of its season via an 18-game winning streak.

One loss to Plato changed all of that in the blink of an eye.

The eighth-seeded Bruins stunned the top-seeded Blue Jays with a 6-5, 10-inning defeat at Watertown – Plato’s first loss since May 22 – suddenly setting the Crow River Valley champions into a fight for their postseason lives.

Otto-Fisher headed to UW-Superior

Glencoe-Silver Lake head girls’ basketball and girls’ soccer coach Zach Otto-Fisher has resigned his roles with the school in order to accept a position as assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin-Superior womens’ basketball team.

Minneapolis touts new force policy

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges touted the police department’s new use-of-force policy at a press conference Monday.
There is much to admire about the new policy, particularly its mission of preservation of “the sanctity of life.” It isn’t black lives matter, or blue lives matter, or white lives matter, it’s the sanctity of all life. That’s a principle that we all need to adopt, regardless of our ethnicity, race, profession or social stances.

Commissioner candidates invited to forum

To the Editor:
General election candidates running for McLeod County commissioner will be invited to a question-and-answer forum Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center South Ballroom, 1107 11th St. E, Glencoe.
Commissioner District 3:

GSL still working to bring project back to budget

Glencoe-Silver Lake’s building project is still about $500,000 over its estimated $24 million budget, the School Board heard Monday night.
But that also includes an $800,000 contingency fund, which is not anticipated to be fully depleted.
Luke Papillon, project designer for Architects Rego & Youngquist, went over the changes made over the last month with the School Board.
Papillon explained that changes to two entrances were made, which reduced square footage and realized an estimated $400,000 in savings.

Kerry, Jen Venier named Pola-Czesky grand marshals

Kerry and Jen Venier were honored by the town they “fell in love with” 15 years ago by being named the grand marshals of the Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Days parade.
As grand marshals, they were present throughout last weekend’s celebration, and rode in the parade Sunday afternoon.
Natives of Duluth, the Veniers ended up in Silver Lake by a roundabout route that took them to Wisconsin, the state of Virginia and the city of Chaska.

Filings for candidacy trickling in for school, city council ballots

Filings for candidacy are trickling in for the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board, the city of Glencoe, and surrounding communities.
The filing period remains open through Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Two incumbents have filed for re-election to the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board: Kevin Kuester and Jamie Alsleben. The seat currently held by Donna VonBerge also is up for election. School board terms are for four years.
In the city of Glencoe, Mayor Randy Wilson, Council Member Kevin Dietz, Precinct 4, and Daniel Perschau, Precinct 1, have all filed for re-election.

GSL Board hears report on MCA results

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board received a preliminary report on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) test scores at its Monday meeting.
High School Principal Paul Sparby and Elementary Principal Bill Butler talked about the results in their reports to the Board.
At the elementary level, Students in third through sixth grade are tested in math and reading. Students in fifth grade are also tested in science.