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Archive - Nov 29, 2017


Duane Sylwester, 79, of Glencoe

Duane Sylwester, 79, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
A memorial service will be held sometime in mid-January. Please check the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel website, wwww.mcbridechapel.com, later for more details.

A whole lot of turnover for GSL boys’ basketball team

Retooled girls’ hoop ready for season

Salvation Army seeks volunteers for ‘Red Kettle’ drive

Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

Concert Band performs

Former state senator Dille pens book on Dassel’s first World War I casualty

Hopefully, new study results in better safety

The Minnesota Department of Transportation had a representative at the Tuesday, Nov. 21, McLeod County Board meeting to discuss its proposed 10-year improvement plan in Section 8, which includes our area.
While there are no major reconstruction projects planned in our immediate area, there was mention of a couple of targeted sites that could improve highway safety in our area.

Balancing out the influence of lobbyists

By Lee H. Hamilton
One of the quirks of life in Washington, D.C., is that pretty much the only people who don’t refer to lobbyists by that name are, well, lobbyists. They’re “policy advisors,” or “strategic counsel,” or “public relations advisors,” or lawyers, or even just “consultants.” Whatever they’re called, though, they play a huge role in making policy.

MnDOT plans safety study of Highway 212 through city of Glencoe

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is planning a new safety study of the Highway 212 corridor through Glencoe, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners heard at its Nov. 21 meeting.
Lindsey Bruer of MnDOT was at the meeting to review MnDOT’s District 8 10-year capital highway investment plan.
County Commissioner Doug Krueger, who represents Glencoe, asked about the Highway 212-Chandler Avenue intersection at the southwest edge of the city.
“Is Chandler on the radar?” asked Krueger. “There have been a few things done, but there continue to be accidents there.”