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Archive - 2017

February 15th

Vacek in university senate

Brandon Vacek, Glencoe, a sophomore at Bemidji State University, is participating in the student senate this year. Vacek is majoring in exercise science. The student senate is the official voice of Bemidji State University’s students. It also serves as the official body that recognizes student organizations in compliance with policies and constitutions set by the senate and the university. Vacek also is a member of the newly formed student Lions Club at the university.

GSL trap team to practice in Brownton

The Glencoe-Silver Lake Trapshooting and Skeet team will be able to practice in the Brownton Area Civic Center — but only with a laser trainer.
The Brownton City Council, at its Tuesday, Feb. 7, meeting, approved a request from Doug Fegley to use the former wrestling room of the old school building to practice with a laser simulator.
But the City Council asked for safety assurances before it gave its nod of approval to the request. Typically, firearms are not allowed in municipal buildings.

Stewart may help GRHS with ‘conduit’ bonds

The city of Stewart may be a “conduit” for issuing bonds for Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) long-term care project.
At its meeting Monday night, the City Council heard a proposal to issue conduit bonds to help GRHS fund its major renovation of its long-term care facility.
According to John Doidge of GRHS, the health-care provider is talking to the city councils in Plato, Stewart and Lester Prairie about possibly helping with the conduit bonds for the project. Each of this communities has a GRHS satellite clinic.

Notice of Meeting Time Change

Notice to Public

Tim Orth Jamboree set April 1

The 19th annual Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Basketball Jamboree will be held at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Gymnasium Saturday, April 1. The doors open at 4 p.m. with the games beginning at 5:30 p.m. There is a charge for admission.

GSL’s Supernova team wins Wright County Conference title

The Wright County Conference Championship competition for “Academic Challenge” teams was held at Hutchinson High School Saturday, Feb. 11. The competition is very similar to Knowledge Bowl, but Quiz Bowl teams also may compete if they wish. This year, teams from Holy Family, Hutchinson, New Prague, Waconia, Watertown-Mayer and GSL participated. (New London-Spicer, Mound Westonka and Litchfield also have teams, but had conflicts, so chose not to participate.)

County looks at grant options for solid waste

McLeod County is looking at buying a refurbished grinder to process ag plastic, contingent on grant funding from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).
The County Board approved purchasing the grinder at a cost of $215,500 from Rotochopper of St. Martin.

Planning commission hears possible new uses for Helen Baker

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District building project is moving along and the targeted date to move out of Helen Baker Elementary in Glencoe is coming closer.
Assistant Glencoe City Administrator Dan Ehrke told the planning commission of some very preliminary possibilities for the Helen Baker site at the commission’s Thursday, Feb. 9, meeting.
In his presentation, Ehrke informed the commission that the school district has received some preliminary interest from a developer to possibly renovate the building into apartments.

Parents, students want to save boys’ soccer program

Over 35 concerned parents and students attended the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board meeting Monday, Feb. 13, to show support for the boys’ soccer program.
GSL Activity Director Dean Schwirtz met with parents and students Feb. 6 to express safety concerns about the future of the boys’ program.
The program has struggled in recent years. Numbers have declined drastically from 38 participants in 2011 to 19 in 2016.

City of Glencoe - Advertisement For Bids

City of Glencoe

2017 Baxter Avenue Project
Glencoe, Minnesota
SEH No. GLENC 136603
Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by the City Administrator until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Glencoe City Center, 1107 11th Street East, Glencoe, Minnesota, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material for the construction of 2017 Baxter Avenue Project. Major quantities for the Work include: