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Archive - Dec 6, 2017


Grace Bible Church puppet show

A pie in the face for United Way

From $1.65 billion surplus to a deficit

It is still early, and it is only a prediction, but a report released Tuesday morning by the state’s Management and Budget Office has us scratching our heads.
In March, that office was predicting a $1.65 billion surplus for our state government. A scant nine months later — not even a year — the Minnesota Management and Budget Office is predicting a $188 million deficit over the next biennium.

Maybe a few more signs would help

By Rich Glennie
I can hear it now: “Not sure what happened, boss, but it just jumped out at me!” the driver tells his supervisor.
To his insurance company, he adds, “I was driving along, minding my own business, and the building just hit me! Ya, that’s what I said!”
It seems drivers cannot avoid running into the Glencoe Dairy Queen. Physically hitting the building, that is.

Council approves playground plan for Oak Leaf Park

The Glencoe City Council approved the Park Board’s plans to purchase new playground equipment for Oak Leaf Park and construct a border sidewalk around the playground at its Monday night meeting.
Public Works Director Jamie Voigt gave the City Council an overview of the Park Board’s playground plans, which would bring all the play structures at the park up to safety standards and compliant with American Disability Act (ADA).

In its final season, Minnesota Nice still seeking donations

Anyone wishing to donate goods or money to Minnesota Nice needs to do it this season.
Linda Krueger, who coordinates the local effort to send gift packages to active military personnel during the holiday season, said Monday that this will be her last year of collecting goods and mailing packages. She is helped each year by LaDonna Stuber and Colleen Benjamin, converting her basement into a Santa’s workshop where gift items are packed into boxes.

Community Strings to perform Dec. 17

Community Strings is excited to present its Christmas show, titled “A Red, White, and Blue Christmas,” at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe on Sunday, Dec. 17, with shows taking place at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Community Strings has been entertaining audiences for the past 12 years. Created as a family musical group by Melissa Pinske and her father Jack Noennig, the group expanded to include musicians from surrounding communities. Currently, there are members from Arlington, Cokato, Glencoe, Hutchinson, Norwood, Plato and Young America.

Two people injured in crash Monday night

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident that may have been weather-related in Renville County Monday evening.
According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, the accident was reported at 7:05 p.m. and occurred at the intersection of Renville County Road 21 and Renville County Road 11, about three miles north of Renville in Crooks Township.

MPCA plans to close Willmar office Dec. 8

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) plans to permanently close its office in Willmar effective Friday, Dec. 8. All staff will keep their jobs. Six staff members assigned to the office will be re-assigned to alternate work locations, or will work from the Marshall MPCA office.
One of seven MPCA regional offices outside the Twin Cities metro area, the Willmar office opened in 1999 at 201 28th Ave. SW. In 2006, it moved to 1601 E. Hwy. 12. With the fewest staff among regional offices, MPCA officials decided that closure would reduce costs with minimal effect on services.

One in win column for boys’ basketball