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Archive - 2016

December 20th

Council orders improvements, plans for Baxter Avenue project

The Glencoe City Council passed a resolution ordering improvement and preparation of plans for the Baxter Avenue improvement project slated for 2017.
The project is to include full street and utility reconstruction on Eighth and Ninth  Streets from Armstrong to Chandler avenues, 10th Street from Baxter to Chandler avenues, 11th Street from Armstrong to Chandler avenues, 12th Street from Baxter to Ford avenues,  Baxter Avenue from Seventh to 12th streets, Chandler Avenue from 10th Street to the railroad tracks, and Elliott Avenue from 10th to 12th streets.

Trailblazer looking for fresh start

Our view: Maybe it’s OK to kick the can down the road once more

Things to puzzle about on winter walks

When I was a young parent, many times I would dress the kids and then we’d all go frolic in the snow and cold of northern Minnesota.
It was a time-consuming ritual involving snow pants, boots, sweaters, jackets, stocking caps and finally a scarf. About the only thing left exposed was a patch for the eyes.
And then I would hear from the muffled little face. “I’ve got to pee.”
It was frustrating at the time. Now I chuckle at it.

Excited to start a new year at GSL Schools

To the Editor:
Happy Holidays to all of you from all of us at Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools I hope this letter finds you enjoying the holiday season and that it allows you to take time with family and friends.

Christmas spirit is alive and well in Glencoe

To the Editor:
The Christmas spirit was alive last Sunday, Dec. 11, in Glencoe.

House fire displaces rural Glencoe family

Charlie and Linda Becker were displaced from their rural Glencoe home as the result of a fire Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Glencoe Fire Chief Ron Grack said his department, as well as the New Auburn Fire Department, were dispatched to the home at 41670 170th Street, Sibley County, in the early morning hours Wednesday.
Grack said the fire appeared to have started near the stove in the kitchen.
“I thought we had a pretty good knockdown on it,” said Grack, and the fire departments left the scene within a couple of hours.

Trailblazer Transit Board approves wage increases, health insurance

The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board approved a 2 percent step increase and a 2 percent cost of living adjustment for its employees at its Thursday, Dec. 15, meeting.
The board tabled a proposal to add holiday pay until it surveyed other transit systems to find out how they handle the issue.
Julie Latzig, Trailblazer’s human resources director, had proposed a 3 percent step increase and a 3 percent cost of living increase for the employees.

Trailblazer board tables WCAT withdrawal plans until January meeting

The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board on Thursday tabled action on a possible withdrawal by WCAT (Wright County Area Transportation) until January, hoping that a change in board membership will bring “fresh eyes” to the situation.
In November, WCAT announced its intention to withdraw from the Trailblazer Transit joint powers agreement because of lingering issues surrounding a workplace enviromental study and a letter of reprimand that had been issued to Trailblazer Executive Director Gary Ludwig.

Council hears report on central storm water improvements

The Glencoe City Council heard the initial feasibility report on the central storm 2018 proposed sewer project at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 19.
The council had ordered the reported in August to look at addressing localized flooding issues within the city.
Chris Knutson and John Rodeberg with Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH) presented the feasibility report.

Wrestlers drop two in abbreviated week

While the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team was scheduled to compete in four meets last week, an outbreak of skin herpes cut that schedule to just two.
Before the outbreak, the Panthers traveled to Arlington for a double dual meet against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (ACGC) and host Sibley East on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
It was not the kindest of evenings for GSL/LP as the Panthers dropped both ends of the double dual, losing 48-30 to ACGC and 44-21 to Sibley East.