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Archive - Jul 2017


July 19th

Post 5102 heads into sub-districts

Plato pounds a pair

Planning Commission hears plans for lot development

The city of Glencoe’s Planning and Industrial Commission heard a review from Terry Schneider of Project Developers about developing additional lots for individual homes on Alex Lane on Thursday, July 13. Schneider is a consultant of Glenview Estates landowner David Williams.

Locals graduate from college

The College of St. Scholastica held its spring 2017 commencement ceremony on May 13 at Amsoil Arena. The following local students graduated: Sadie Nass of Glencoe, who graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and Heather Worm of Silver Lake who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Locals named to dean’s list

Locals named to dean’s list

Students from Glencoe and Plato earned dean’s list honors from Bemidji State University at the conclusion of the spring 2017 semester. From Glencoe, students are Krista Boraas, Jennifer Illg, Garrett Ober and Brandon Vacek; from Plato, Shauntel Stahlke. To be eligible for the dean’s list, BSU students must be enrolled for at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 GPA during the semester.


Silver Lake Council moves forward on Main Street buildings

The Silver Lake City Council took significant steps toward the demolition of four buildings on Main Street at its Monday night meeting.
The council approved a purchase agreement with Sumter Mutual Insurance for the purchase of its former office building at 117 Main Street for $22,000.
The council also voted to begin condemnation proceedings to acquire the building at 129 Main Street, which is owned by Mayor Bruce Bebo, for $17,500.
Because Bebo is a city official, the process will go through the court system to eliminate any conflict of interest.

Participants sought for Pola-Czesky kids parade

The Silver Lake Women’s Club GFWC is again sponsoring the Pola-Czesky Days kiddie parade, and is looking for participants.
The categories are Original, Storybook and Movie/TV. The parade will be Saturday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m., with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Silver Lake Auditorium. In case of inclement weather, the parade will be held under the big tent.
Each participant will receive a goodie bag and snack at the end of the parade. Cash prizes for first, second and third place in each category will be given, as well as lots of door prizes.

Norman Mathews, 90, of Glencoe

Norman Mathews, 90, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
The funeral service was held Monday, July 17, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Dan Welch officiating.
Casket bearers were Duane Mathews, Kevin Mathews, Rodney Mathews, Tim Mathews, Larry Schmidt and Charles Mathews. Interment was in the First Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.

County Board considers engineering study on Dakota Trail issues, future

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to seek requests for proposals from engineering firms to determine the existing condition and future needs of the Dakota Trail.
Commissioner Doug Krueger, who is the board liaison to the county’s trails committee, said his “phone lit up” after the trails committee voted unanimously to make the request for the engineering study.
Nevertheless, Krueger said, “it’s the right thing to do.”