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Glencoe City Council considers next round of improvements

Justin Black of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH) presented the feasibility report for the proposed 2017 Baxter Avenue street reconstruction project to the Glencoe City Council Monday night.

Glencoe’s Fort Skedaddle display dedicated

It never provided refuge for anyone, it was never attacked, and there isn’t a lot of information about it.
But Glencoe was home to a fort during the Sioux Uprising of the early 1860s and, on Thursday, a display was dedicated at the original site of the fort, located near the water tower at the intersection of 15th Street and Baxter Avenue.
The display is a project of the Glencoe Historic Preservation Society, and includes a stone historical marker and a display with information about the fort.

Annual Raise the Rouf to benefit Jay Werner

Jay and Shalon Werner of Brownton have been part of the annual Raise the Rouf event since it began 10 years ago.
Raise the Rouf began as a fundraiser for Natalie Roufs, who had breast cancer. Shalon Werner was a close friend of Roufs, who lost her battle to cancer in 2009.
“We’ve helped since day one,” said Shalon Werner. Jay Werner, a member of the Brothers of Unrest motorcycle group, helped organize a motorcycle ride each year. Other activities include a bean bag tournament, a silent auction and live music.

Winter receives national distinguished service award

Nathan Winter recently received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during their annual meeting and professional improvement conference held in Little Rock, Arkansas.
This award is given to agents with more than 10 years of service in cooperative Extension and have exhibited excellence in the field of Extension education. This award is only presented to 2 percent of the county Extension educators in Minnesota each year.

Carver Casey’s store robbed at gunpoint

The Casey’s General Store in Carver was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reports at about 8:16 p.m., Sunday, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Casey’s General Store in Carver to investigate a report of an armed robbery.

Primary election draws few voters

Turnout for Minnesota’s primary election Tuesday, Aug. 9, was just about 7 percent of registered voters.
McLeod County did slightly better than the rest of the state, with a turnout of 8.8 percent of its eligible voters.

What does Congress need? Attention

By Lee H. Hamilton
Now that the conventions are over, I know that all eyes are on the fall presidential campaign. But I’m going to ask you to shift your focus a bit, to Congress. Don’t do it as a favor to me. Do it as a favor to the country.

Kudos to Glencoe for its great city park system

To the Editor:
Just a quick kudos to the Glencoe Park Board, park employees, the City Council and, of course, the citizens of Glencoe for the fine park system and the camper sites which we can all enjoy in the fine city of Glencoe.

Doesn’t agree with assessment statute

To the Editor:
Just a few lines to let you know I’m still alive.

As summer winds down, DWI patrolling steps up

Labor Day weekend is a final hurrah to the fun of a Minnesota summer. The Glencoe Police Department, Winsted Police Department, Brownton Police Department, McLeod County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol will be helping keep Minnesotans safe as they travel and celebrate the final weeks of summer. Law enforcement statewide will be taking drunk drivers off the road as part of the extra DWI enforcement campaign Aug. 19-Sept. 5.