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August 10th

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.

First Congregational youth learn life lessons on mission trip

What people do, and what they experience, can be two vastly different things, as a group of youth found out on a mission trip to Sisseton, South Dakota.
Six youths from the First Congregational Church in Glencoe joined the Rev. Michael Fritz, the church’s interim pastor, and chaperone Pam Gould on a mission trip from July 10 to July 15. The youths included Andrew Jungclaus, Bryanna Paul, Desiree Richardson, Kayla Salmela, Dylan Dahlke and Maren Warner.

Winsted man faces charges in Saturday vehicle accident

A Winsted man is facing charges of criminal vehicular operation and driving while intoxicated after a two-vehicle accident near Winsted late Saturday afternoon.
The accident was reported at 4:24 p.m., and occurred in the area of 230th Street and Cable Avenue, southwest of Winsted.
Arrested was Jacob Krueger, 30, of Winsted.

CenterPoint awards grant to city of Glencoe for signs

CenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant Program awards grants to local communities to fund safety-related equipment and projects. The company recently awarded the city of Glencoe a $2,500 grant for solar-powered rapid flashing beacons for pedestrian signs that will be used to serve the community.

Glencoe to be featured at county fair

The 144th annual McLeod County Fair will open Wednesday, Aug. 17, and run through Sunday, Aug. 21.
Each day has a theme, and the Friday, Aug. 19, theme is “Celebrating Community,” with Glencoe as the featured community this year.

City of Brownton still trying to nail down funding for project

Two years after initiating a comprehensive street and utility project, the city of Brownton is still struggling to nail down the financing.
John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), the city’s engineering consultant, told the City Council Aug. 2 that Rural Development has yet to approve the city’s application for funding.
“We were thinking we’d be doing it (construction) a year ago,” said Rodeberg. “And here we sit, and we still don’t have an agreement with Rural Development.”