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Archive - Apr 2017


April 26th

We need to protect the health, well-being of elders

To the Editor:
As state and federal lawmakers develop funding proposals that will affect older adults and care givers and impact their ability to access services in local communities, consideration should be given to the following principles:

Safeguard the ‘public’ in public policy

By Lee H. Hamilton
For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I’m sorry to report that it’s getting rather full.

City hears results of housing survey

The Glencoe City Council heard the results of a housing study that it had commissioned at a joint workshop with other committees Thursday evening.
AdMark Resources of Sartell conducted the study and presented the results to the city council, the Economic Development Committee and planning commission.
A number of developers and contractors also attended.
A housing study can be used as a tool for potential developers to determine potential building projects in the area.

‘Babbling Brooks’ to open Thursday night

The Glencoe-Silver Lake High School spring play, “The Babbling Brooks,” will be presented April 27-30 at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Auditorium.

GSL Robotics team does well at regionals

The GSL Robotics team had a great showing at the North Star regional April 6-8 at Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota campus. The team had four matches on April 7 and two matches April 8. The first match the team was paired with Team 1710 From Olathe, Kansas. The third alliance partner did not have a working robot, so the team competed with just two robots. The alliance won the first match 230-140.

A few surprises emerge at economic vitality forum

Attendees at McLeod County’s first economic vitality forum Thursday were not surprised to learn that the county’s economy relies heavily on manufacturing and agriculture.
However, many were surprised at where the greatest economic growth in the county has been in recent years — health care and social services, and education.
Bridget Tuck, an economic analyst with the University of Minnesota, presented some of the county’s trends at the forum.

WCAT, Trailblazer Transit partners nearing agreement on future plans

The Wright County Area Transit (WCAT) coalition “really wants” to take back its letter of intent to withdraw from Trailblazer Transit, the joint powers board heard at a meeting Thursday morning at Trailblazer’s Buffalo facility.
WCAT wrote a letter to its Trailblazer partners — McLeod and Sibley counties — outlining some requests that its members feel are needed to make the partnership work.

April 25th

Brownton opens season with win

The Brownton Bruins opened the spring season in fine form by means of a 6-2 win at Gaylord on Sunday, April 23. 
Starting pitcher Josh Wendlandt earned the win with two scoreless innings of work, leaving the mound with a 4-0 lead before five relievers scattered two runs over the final seven innings of the contest.

Brewers victory taps into spring

Five pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Glencoe Brewers got the season off to a triumphant start in a 10-0 defeat of Montrose-Waverly in seven innings on Saturday, April 22, at Vollmer Field.
Starting pitcher Jaime Paumen earned the win with two innings on the hill, allowing no baserunners and striking out one batter. Justin Erkenbrack, Tanner Grack, Stephen Wiblemo and Colt Trebesch combined to toss the next five frames, allowing just one hit and one walk combined. 

Panthers proving to be road warriors

The Glencoe-Silver Lake track and field teams continued their road trip last week by competing in meets at New London-Spicer on Tuesday, April 18, and Foley on Friday, April 21.
Both the Panther boys’ and girls’ teams took first at the NL-S meet. Individual results were not available.
At Foley, GSL took on several top squads from middle Minnesota, with the boys finishing fifth and the girls taking sixth.