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Archive - Oct 31, 2017


Biscay woman dies in construction accident

Jacqueline Jill Brueggemeier, 55, of Biscay, died at a construction site in Delano on Wednesday, Oct. 25, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.
Brueggemeier was driving a dump truck for William Mueller & Sons, Inc., at a road construction project. While Brueggemeier was outside of her truck, another dump truck backed over her. The other truck was owned by Molnau Trucking LLC and was driven by a 39-year-old Eden Valley woman.
Authorities said the accident remains under investigation, and no charges are pending at this time.

First Lutheran students raise $10,400

Students at First Evangelical Lutheran School raised over $10,400 in the annual nonpublic school marathon.
Students may have well been motivated by a couple of challenges — they were told if they raised over $5,000 they would get a pool and pizza party; if they raised over $7,000, fifth-grade teacher Luke Dahl and Principal Dean Scheele would have their heads shaved; and, if they raised over $9,000, Scheele would jump out of a plane.
The head shaving took place Oct. 23, and the pool party is set for Nov. 21. Scheele will go sky diving in April or May, when the weather is acceptable.

Neighbors protest proposed salvage yard near Hutchinson

Larry Phillips, chair of the McLeod County Planning and Zoning Commission, didn’t even have time to open a public hearing before neighbors started protesting a conditional use permit application by Mitchell Niccum to establish an auto salvage home occupation on Major Avenue in Hutchinson Township.
Niccum’s application requested that he be allowed to store up to 40 vehicles at a time on about three acres of land.
Niccum was not present at the hearing, which was held Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Dr. Bill, Marilyn Dunbar share dental skills in Haiti

On Sunday, Oct. 15, Dr. Bill and Marilyn Dunbar returned from a nine-day dental mission trip to Haiti. The trip, organized through the Haiti Nursing Foundation and NurseTim (run by Dr. Tim Bristol of Waconia), had a two-fold mission — to teach nurses dental care and practice dental care in the communities of Haiti.

Pat Melvin takes leave of county after 9 years

Pat Melvin worked his last day as the McLeod County administrator on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Melvin, who has worked for the county for nearly nine years will become the city of Arlington’s new administrator next week.
Melvin came to McLeod County in November 2008, after about 10 years working at neighboring Wright County. But his first public administration job was with a city, so he feels he is coming full circle.

Committee discusses crack sealing, seal coating

The city of Glencoe’s Finance Committee discussed finding funds to provide crack sealing and seal coating to select roads in either the 2018 or the 2019 budget at its Monday afternoon meeting.
The committee was presented with the city’s proposed 2018 budget. Mayor Randy Wilson mentioned to the City Council members that if they would like to find money to provide crack seal ing or seal coating, now would be the time to find the funds.

GSL volleyball wins home finale in playoff opener

A three-set sweep of visiting Sibley East in the opening round of the Section 2AA playoffs on Thursday, Oct. 26, gave the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team a 5-0 record in the school’s gymnasium this season.
“Kind of a cool feeling and history making,” coach Lori Schwirtz said of the 5-0 record in the new gym, a mark christened by a come-from-behind defeat of Belle Plaine on Sept. 25.
More urgently, the win over Sibley East also secured the Panthers a spot in the North subsection semifinals.

Metcalf, Rusten run to state meet

Once again, Glencoe-Silver Lake will be represented by multiple runners at this year’s Class A State Cross-Country Meet, scheduled to be held on Saturday afternoon on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield.
This time around, Panther girls’ runner Malayh Metcalf will be joined by Jakob Rusten of the boys’ team after the pair qualified for the season’s ultimate competition via their finishes in the Section 2A title meet last week.
Metcalf, an eighth-grader, punched her ticket for a second consecutive trip to state after finishing eighth in the 2A girls’ race on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Panthers maul tigers, advance to section final

After falling to Belle Plaine in the sectional semifinals the past two seasons, the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team dished out a heapin’ helpin’ of revenge in the Section 2AAA semis on Saturday, Oct. 28, blanking the Tigers 34-0 at Stevens Seminary Stadium.
The Panthers dominated all facets of the game, taking the lead for good on a touchdown scamper by running back Carsen Streich with just over two minutes remaining in the opening half.