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Archive - Jan 2017


January 18th

Help through hospice - Glencoe couple appreciates local service

Long before they needed the service, Bob and Sandy Tibbits of Glencoe have supported ConnectCare — later taken over by Allina — by attending the annual Blizzard Blast fundraiser.
Bob Tibbits said the couple attended the Blast for several years before they began spending winters in Arizona.
Which is why, after Sandy Tibbits was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), they looked to the local hospice program for assistance as Sandy’s disease progress.

Hite looks forward to retirement after long career in hardware store

Most people in Glencoe have probably walked into Hite Hardware on 11th Street in Glencoe, not knowing what they were looking for, but walking out with exactly what they needed.
Greg Hite, owner of Hite Hardware, retired in mid-November when he closed the doors to his store after 27 years in Glencoe and 46 years in the hardware business.
Hite announced the retirement sale in late September.
“I wanted to retire by 70,” he said, which is be coming up in August.

January 17th

Dance team reincorporates jazz routine

After a five year absence, the Glencoe-Silver Lake dance team has reincorporated a jazz routine to its high kick routine at competitions.
“We let any girls who wanted to dance jazz be part of the team,” coach Bertina Miller said. “We ended up with 17 girls on our jazz team.”
The Pantherettes’ jazz routine debuted in a Wright County Conference meet at Rockford on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Dragons end Panthers’ win streak

For the first time in over a month, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team succumbed to an opponent as Litchfield halted the Panthers’ nine-game winning streak on Friday, Jan. 13.
GSL, playing for the first time in a week, could not fully recover from a first-half scorching from the Dragons in their Wright County conference West opener as visiting Litchfield took home a 58-50 victory in dropping the Panthers to 9-4 on the season.

GSL girls win first conference contest

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team served up a little buffet over the past week. Included in the stretch was a first conference win, a weather-postponed game, and a loss to an out-of-state team in St. Paul.
The week “began” with the postponement of home game against Dassel-Cokato due to icy conditions on Tuesday, Jan. 10. That game, which was meant to be the Panthers’ Wright County Conference West home opener, has been moved to Monday, Jan. 23.

January 11th

Knowledge Bowl teams compete in Hutch

Oath of office

First baby of 2017 at GRHS

Gymnasts open 2017 with a pair of meets

Making a mad dash upcourt