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Archive - Aug 2017


August 16th

Extra DWI patrol on the roads leading up to Labor Day weekend

Whether it’s having fun on the boat or playing beach volleyball, it’s easy for a person to lose track of how much they’re drinking while out celebrating the final days of summer. That’s why, if Minnesotans are planning to drink at all, it’s time to line up a sober driver.
Extra patrol
No longer does our society accept drunk drivers, and law enforcement across Minnesota will be ramping up efforts to get impaired motorists off the road starting Aug. 18 and running through Sept. 3.

More than 225 4-H youths to showcase at county fair

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 16, more than 225 youths from McLeod County will showcase the learning and achievements they have accomplished in 4-H at the McLeod County Fair.
4-H at Minnesota county fairs is not just a fun annual events. Every summer, tens of thousands of 4-H youth participate in county fairs to showcase the knowledge and skills they’ve gained throughout the year, and to continue their learning experiences.

Disturbing uptick in cycle-vehicle crashes

There has been a disturbing number of motorcycle accidents in recent weeks, and we beg to know why.
Tuesday, as we were putting this issue to bed, we learned that there had been a fatal motorcycle accident on Minnesota Highway 5 in Gaylord.
On Monday, Aug. 7, it was reported that a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle had collided in Henderson, sending the cyclist to the hospital with, thankfully, non-life-threatening injuries. The Minnesota State Patrol reported five accidents involving motorcycles on Aug. 12 alone.

His Caller ID said he was calling himself

I called myself the other day. Not intentionally, but my Caller ID said the incoming call was from my own phone number. Not sure how it happened, but the caller on the other end told me I had won a free trip to some resort someplace I never heard of.
How’d you get my phone number was my first thought. But it quickly turned to how did you get me to call myself?

Start of school year is approaching quickly at GSL

To the Editor:
Here we are in the middle of August, and about three weeks from the start of school. As many of you know, construction is in full force at GSL. While there is still much to do in a short amount of time, we are confident that we will be ready to open school on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. This is a reminder of the change in our calendar. Sept. 5 will now be an open house day, and the first official start of the school year will be Wednesday, Sept. 6.

New fertilizer rule needs farmers’ input

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is requesting input from the farming community on a rule that limits fertilizer application in some areas of the state in an effort to minimize nitrate pollution in the state’s groundwater. To effectively achieve this goal, farmers need to voice their questions and concerns in order to help MDA formulate a final rule that works in practice, not only on paper.

Skateboarder, car collide in Hutch

A skateboarder was taken to the Hutchinson hospital and later flown to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after being struck by a car on Main Street (Highway 15) in Hutchinson at the intersection of Second Avenue N Saturday at about 1:30 a.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Ryan Cody Oelfke, 25, of Darwin, was southbound on Highway 15 and Jacob Tayler Clavette, 23, of San Antonio, Texas, entered Main Street from the west side of Second Avenue N and they collided.

Glencoe class of ’67 planning reunion

A 50-year class reunion for the 1967 graduating class of Glencoe High School is just around the corner. The date of the reunion is Saturday, Sept. 16, from 3 p.m. until the last person leaves, at the King Pin party room in Plato.
There will be a cash bar, snacks and a light meal. Spouses, partners and significant others are welcome, as are those who were with this class for only a portion of your high school education. A tour of the Glencoe City Center (formerly the high school) will be available for those who wish to walk through those hallowed halls one more time.

Sunday liquor sales successful in first month

Glencoe Wine & Spirits has been open for five Sundays now and sales seem to be going well.
According to Glencoe Wine & Spirits July sales analysis, the average hourly sales during the week (with 13 hours of operation) is $507.70; on Sundays, the average hourly sales (with five hours of operation) is $400.25.

Thalmanns named farm family of year

The Thalmann family of Plato was formally recognized as McLeod County’s Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota at Farmfest on Thursday, Aug. 7.
The honor is given to families who have demonstrated a commitment to enhancing and supporting agriculture and agriculture production.