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Archive - Jan 2017

Date

January 11th

Panthers past and future line up for anthem

Members of the current Glencoe-Silver Lake varsity girls’ basketball team lined up with players from coach Clark Christenen’s GSL fifth-grade girls’ squad for the national anthem prior to the Panthers’ game against Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Thursday, Jan. 5. The fifth-graders had the opportunity to hit the court for a scrimmage at halftime of the varsity contest.

Barry wins service award

Catholic United Financial Council 044 of Glencoe announces that Pat Barry of Glencoe is its 2016 Community Service Award winner. Barry, who may be remembered as the manager of the Glencoe Ben Franklin Store, has always been active member of St. Pius X Church, by distributing communion at Orchard Estates, teaching catechism for many years, washing dishes at St. Pius X School and lending a hand when needed.

Locals named to SDSU list

Several area students were named to the South Dakota State University fall semester dean’s list. To be named to the list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Locals named to the list include Erika Mielke, Lindsay Miller and McKayla White, all of Brownton; Kelly Arnold, Kelly Beneke, Jenna Haag, Madison Kalenberg, Abbie Nistler and Sadie Paumen, all of Glencoe; and Lilianna Mallak, Silver Lake.

Winn accepted at Gustavus


Alyson Winn has applied for and been accepted into the education department at Gustavus Adolphus College. She also has been chosen to be a part of the prestigious honor society in education, Kappa Delta Pi, a network of educators working together to support quality education for all. Alyson is the daughter of Tom and Janice Winn of Glencoe.
 

Woytcke on Alex dean’s list

Nathan Woytcke of Glencoe is among the students who were named to the Alexandria Technical College’s dean’s list for fall semester 2016. Students must attain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale to be named to the dean’s list.
 

St. Cloud State fall dean’s list

St. Cloud State University has announced its fall-semester dean’s list. Among the over 1,300 students named to the list are Carolin Goebel of Brownton, enrolled in the accounting program; Tate Lilienthal, Glencoe, majoring in communications arts and literature; and Courtney Schroepfer, Glencoe, majoring in early childhood education. Students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale to be named to the dean’s list.
 

Teen to attend inauguration


Cory Becker, son of Curtis and Shelly Becker of Gibbon and granddaughter of Beverly (Mrs. Halbert) Becker of New Auburn, managed to get four tickets to President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, set for Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. Becker, 16, is a junior at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (GFW), where he also is a student representative on the school board. Cory Becker also will be a page for state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, in February.
 

St. Pius X students to participate in raffle

Starting Jan. 13, students at St. Pius X School in Glencoe will be selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Just one $5 bill gives buyers the opportunity to win a 2017 Jeep Compass (or $20,000 in cash), vacation packages, cool gadgets or other great prizes totaling $40,000 in value.
St. Pius X and the other 81 participating schools will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the raffle, including prizes, ticket printing and promotional materials.

Stewart Council’s new year off to a quiet start

The Stewart City Council breezed through its first meeting of 2017 in about an hour Monday night.
The City Council discussed  its proposed north bypass road, to be known as Mill Street, with engineer Andy Kehren of Bolton & Menk.
At issue is whether the city should bid the project with turning lanes off County Road 7. The new road will extend from County Road 7 on the northern edge of the city to Form-A-Feed, which is located on the northwest corner of the city.

Silver Lake City Council to seek loan for demolition

The Silver Lake City Council asked City Clerk Kerry Venier to move forward with a loan application for the demolition of four buildings on Main Street at its Jan. 3 meeting.
The city currently owns two of the buildings that have been condemned, and will look to purchase the two adjoining buildings.
All four buildings are currently unoccupied and have been for some time.
The city is seeking a loan of $200,000, which would include demolition, interior asbestos abatement, and acquisition of the two additional properties.