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Archive - Mar 29, 2017


Tim Orth Jamboree set for Saturday

Township officials retire

Ag students visit Heartland Corn Products

Vollmer Field is open for business

‘Orth kids’ battling medical issues

There were no signs of trouble when Adele Franco came into the world in the summer of 2012. The 6 pound, 14 ounce girl appeared to be every bit the picture of health that her mother, Vanessa Figueroa, was expecting.
“According to her ultrasounds and everything, everything appeared fine,” Figueroa said.
For the first couple years of her life, Adele’s childhood seemed to be progressing normally. However, as she grew, she began missing developmental milestones. Her lack of progress became a concern by the age of 3.

City of Glencoe to look at WAC, SAC rates after hearing GRHS concerns

Viewing its water availability charge (WAC) and sewer availability charge (SAC) after Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) said it had “sticker shock” after seeing the proposed charges for its nursing home project.
The city of Glencoe’s finance committee, which is comprised of the full city council, met with GRHS officials Wednesday, March 22. As a committee, it can take no action, but can make recommendations to the city council.

GSL junior found House page experience educational, fun

Glencoe-Silver Lake High School junior Aubrey Giesen recently got to see the state Legislature’s work up close and personal. In fact, from just to the side of the Speaker of the House’s podium.
Giesen spent a week as a House of Representatives page in February.
Giesen, who plans to study political science after high school, applied for the page program with the encouragement of high school teacher Tom Schoper. She had to write an essay and submit and application, and is the first page from GSL in several years. The program is open to high school juniors.

County planning commission considers permit for outdoor venue near Brownton

McLeod County may soon have another outdoor venue for weddings and other ceremonies.
At its Wednesday, March 22, meeting, the McLeod County Planning Advisory Committee heard a conditional use permit request from Tom and Sheila Hagel, who live north of Brownton in Sumter Township, to utilize an existing structure on their property and other property for outdoor occasions. The property is located at 17488 100th Street, Brownton.
While the committee voted unanimously to recommend approval of the permit to the county board, there were concerns.

Tim Orth Jamboree set for Saturday

Each year, the Tim Orth Foundation hosts an annual basketball jamboree at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School gymnasium.
The event brings together some of the best high school basketball players in the area for two games, one featuring girls and one featuring boys.

Firefighters face increased cancer risk

By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Greg Doeden joined the Moorhead Fire Department in 1983 because he wanted to help people. Thirty-four years later, he’s still working — day and night — to keep the city safe. Across the state, firefighters like Greg demonstrate heroism every day. They endure physically and mentally grueling conditions. They have to be able to lift 175 pounds while wearing a full suit of protective gear. They climb ladders and break through doors, windows, and walls all while people’s lives literally depend on them.