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Archive - May 2017


May 23rd

Supermileage team competes in challenge

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Supermileage Team competed in the 29th annual MTEEA Supermileage Challenge at Brainerd International Raceway May 15-16. The students competed in three classes with four vehicles. Students have been working all year on building two new vehicles, adding fuel injection to a previously entered vehicle and modifying the ethanol vehicle.

Wigs of Hope still going strong

Pat Brinkman’s mother and two of her best friends died of cancer. Gail Koch also has had friends and family members die of cancer.
The two paired up several years ago to form Wigs of Hope, which provides wigs, scarves and hats — at no cost — to cancer patients who have lost hair to chemotherapy.
Brinkman’s mother battled breast cancer three times. When her mother was in her 80s, she bought a wig to cover her bald head.
“I think it (the wig) cost her about $200,” said Brinkman.

Trailblazer, WCAT close to compromise

McLeod and Sibley counties and Wright County Area Transportation (WCAT) edged closer to an agreement Thursday that could result in WCAT withdrawing its notice of its intent to withdraw from the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Agreement.
Representatives from McLeod and Sibley counties said at a joint powers board meeting Thursday morning that they could agree to nearly all of the points outlined in a letter by WCAT about what WCAT feels would be necessary to continue partnership in Trailblazer.

Memorial Day services set in Glencoe, area cities

Glencoe and its surrounding communities have planned Memorial Day services for Monday, May 29.
On Sunday, May 28, the Glencoe American Legion Post 95 and Christ Lutheran Church on Knight Avenue will host a community service at 9 a.m. at the church.
On Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m., American Legion Post 95 and Glencoe VFW Post 5102 will host a Memorial Day service in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Auditorium. Legion Post Commander Jim Entinger will give the address.

Silver Lake City Clerk submits resignation

Silver Lake City Clerk-Treasuer Kerry Venier submitted his resignation to the City Council Monday, May 15.
Venier, who has been with the city for 15 years, has accepted a position with the city of Duluth. His last day will be June 16.
In other business, the Council:
• Heard that an appraisal on the Main Street properties that the city is trying to obtain was not performed because of concern of the structual condition of the buildings.


Read the full story in the May 24 edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.

Blue Jays fall to Cubs

The Plato Blue Jays had a tough time at Chaska on Thursday, May 18, dropping a 10-2 decision to the host Cubs.
Plato held a quick 1-0 lead on its hosts after Nolan Lepel launched an RBI triple to score Matt Odegaard in the top of the first inning.

Brownton falls at Young America

The Brownton Bruins suffered the team’s first loss of the season after coming up on the short side of a 6-1 loss at Young America on Friday, May 19.
On a brisk evening, the Cardinals heated up quickly with three runs in the first inning and two more in the third to take an insurmountable 5-0 lead. 
Young America increased its edge to 6-0 before Brownton scored its lone run of the contest in the top of the sixth as Dylan McCormick drove home Nick Heller with an RBI single.

Boys’ golf wraps up WCC West schedule

The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ golf team headed into the final stretch of the season by wrapping up the Wright County Conference West schedule last week.
Litchfield Golf Course hosted the second-to-last conference competition of the year on Tuesday, May 16. The Panthers finished eighth with a team score of 383.

Track and field squads fifth at WCC West meet

Both the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ and girls’ track and field teams claimed fifth-place finishes in their respective competitions at the Wright County Conference West championship meet on Tuesday, May 16, at Dassel-Cokato.
The Panther boys were beat out by one-half point for fourth place, claiming an even 85 points to 85.5 for New London-Spicer. Mound Westonka won the boys’ title with 143 points. 

Panthers stumble into playoffs

Losing four of its last five regular-season games is not exactly how the Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team wanted to enter the playoffs, but that is the hand that has been dealt.
Aside from the bright spot of an 11-1 defeat of Annandale on Tuesday, May 16, the past couple weeks has seen quite a dropoff from the nine-game winning streak the Panthers posted mid-season.