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Archive - May 2017


Mary Linda Husberg, 70, of Glencoe

Mary Linda (Hensel) Husberg, 70, of Glencoe, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, May 24, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Luke Dahl was the organist. Special music by the First Evangelical Lutheran School children was “Father Welcomes.” Congregational hymns were “I Heard the Voice of Jesus” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
Interment will be at a later date.

Silver Lake City Council discusses buildings, clerk vacancy at meeting

The Silver Lake City Council had two items on the agenda at a special meeting, Tuesday, May 23 — a continued discussion of the demolition of Main Street buildings, and the process to replace City Clerk Kerry Venier, whose resignation is effective June 16.
The first item to be considered was continued discussion on the demolition of two buildings on Main Street.
The council reviewed a proposal to get the specifications of the buildings to be able to seek bids for the demolition.

RS Fiber to begin construction in Brownton, Stewart in June

RS Fiber Cooperative (RS Fiber) will begin the final stage of its state-of-the-art fiber-optic network next month.
 Construction to link the cities of Brownton, Buffalo Lake, Fairfax and Stewart to the RS Fiber network is scheduled to start by the end of June. Those cities will join six others (Gaylord, Gibbon, Green Isle, Lafayette, New Auburn and Winthrop) which have been connected to the network since the project began in June 2015.

County planning commission hears requests on dwellings, sheds, rezoning

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission made quick work of six items at its Wednesday, May 24, meeting.
Two of those involved conditional use permit applications for secondary dwellings on farm sites for family care.
One of those applications was from Matt and Amanda Dallmann for property owned by Delmer Schmidt on 130th Street near Glencoe.

Messerich elected chief judge of 1st District

The Honorable Kathryn Davis Messerich, who is currently assistant chief judge of Minnesota’s First Judicial District, has been elected to serve as chief judge of the district by her fellow judges in the district. Her term as chief judge is effective July 1.

GSL host end-of-year awards program for staff, community

Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools took time out of a busy “packing day” to host its annual recognition breakfast Wednesday, May 23.
Staff members at Helen Baker Elementary School and Lincoln Junior High were packing up their classrooms in preparation of their move in fall to the new addition at the Lincoln and high school campus.
Because of the packing, Superintendent Chris Sonju issued an official proclamation declaring May 24 Helen Baker Cardboard Box Day.

Katie Ballalatak is new staff writer at The Chronicle

The McLeod County Chronicle announces the addition of Katie Ballalatak as a staff writer.
Ballalatak will be covering the Glencoe City Council, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board and will be writing feature stories for The Chronicle.

Glencoe Days schedule announced

The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the line-up for the 2017 Glencoe Days celebration, set for June 23 and 24. Unless otherwise noted, all events are in Oak Leaf Park.
The celebration gets off to an early start Thursday, June 22, with “Carnival Night” Midway amusement rides starting at 5 p.m.

City’s finance committee hears annual audit report

The Glencoe City Council’s Finance Committee received the executive audit summary at its May 22 meeting.
Christopher Knopik of CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (CLA), the city’s audit firm, reported the city received a “clean” audit, which is the best possible outcome.
Knopik also reported that the city is in good financial standing.
At the end of 2016, the city’s unassigned fund balance was $2.155 million or 56 percent of expenditures.

Latest fad, goat yoga, finds its way to Glencoe

Eddie Becker, creator of Eddie’s Goat Milk Goods, and his family are teaming up with Shape it Up Fitness from Waconia to offer goat yoga (goga) classes this Saturday at their Glencoe farm.