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Archive - May 2017


St. Pius X School closes doors after 140 years

St. Pius X Catholic School officially closed its doors May 23 after providing nearly 140 years of elementary education for children in Glencoe and surrounding areas.
The decision was made by Bishop John M. LeVoir, New Ulm Diocese, upon recommendation by the Rev. Anthony Stubeda, who studied the situation in depth with the help of the parish and educational committees.
“For the last four or five years we have been struggling financially with the school,” said Stubeda, who has been the priest at St. Pius X since 2007.

May 30th

Brownton loses to Plato, tops Waconia

The Brownton Bruins earned a split of in its past two games, bouncing back to top Waconia on Memorial Day after being blanked by Plato on Thursday, May 25. 
Some defensive miscues on account of the Bruins combined with a bit of timely hitting from the Blue Jays combined to form a 10-0 Brownton loss on a damp night at Barney Tadsen Field. 

Blue Jays ten-run two teams

It’s been a heavy hitting stretch for the Plato Blue Jays as the squad ten-runned a pair of Crow River Valley League rivals to improve to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 in league play.

The Blue Jays flew over to Brownton on Thursday, May 25, for a Highway 212 showdown at Barney Tadsen Field.

Plato took advantage of some sloppy defense by their hosts to amass a 5-0 lead after two innings en route to a 10-0 victory over the Bruins.

GSL sending several to 2A meet

The Glencoe-Silver Lake track and field teams are sending 17 individuals and four relay teams to this Saturday’s Section 2A championship meet following competition in Subsection 8 at Jordan High School on Thursday, May 25.

Zoe Christensen is one step from a return to the state Class A meet in the shot put after her lob of 39 feet, 11.25 inches was tops in the subsection by over three feet. However, it was her performance on the track that has etched her name in the GSL record books.

Brewers blast Winsted

It wasn’t an ideal evening for a ballgame, but the Glencoe Brewers made the most of it by rallying to defeat visiting Winsted 6-1 on Thursday, May 25.

The Brewers battled through the raindrops on a cold, damp evening, rallying to top the Wildcats with six runs over their final three turns at the plate.

Starting pitcher Jaime Paumen went six innings for the win, scattering three hits with no walks while striking out six batters.

Panthers make some noise before bowing out in 5AA

The season came to a close for the Glencoe-Silver Lake softball team, but the Panthers made a little bit of noise before they bowed out.

Hot off a 3-2 win at Watertown-Mayer in the Section 5AA opener on Friday, May 19, fifth-seeded GSL stunned No. 1 seed Norwood-Young America 5-1 in the second round of East subsection play on Tuesday, May 23.

“That was one of our best wins in many years,” coach Steve Davis said. “I think (NYA) may have overlooked us a bit.”

May 25th

Notice to Public- Hearing

Notice to Public
The Planning and Industrial Commission of the City of Glencoe will hold a public hearing on June 8, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. in the West Conference Room to consider the Special Use Permit Request of Shawn Knorr, DDS, to allow for new commercial construction of a dentist office  in an R-2 zone  in the 2100 block of 11th Street East, Town of Glencoe, Block 17, Lot 5,6,7.
All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.
Ron Knop, Chairman
Planning and Industrial

McLeod County-Minutes

McLeod County
McLeod County
Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes 5/2/17

Commissioners Nagel, Wright, Pohlmeier, Krueger and Shimanski were present.
Shimanski/Wright motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda as revised.

City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe
MAY 1, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Mayor Wilson called the regular meeting of the City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Neid, Robeck, Ziemer, Alexander and Schrupp. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, City Attorney Jody Winters, Finance Director Trippel, PWD Schreifels and Voigt, Police Chief Raiter, Fire Chief Grack.
Motion by Councilor Robeck, second by Councilor Neid to approve consent agenda as presented. All members voted in favor.

May 24th

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, and there are plenty of opportunities to pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Typically, we use this space to chastise those who spend Monday morning sleeping in, camping or otherwise enjoying the long weekend — made possible by the sacrifices of our men and women in the military — rather than attending a Memorial Day service.