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Archive - 2017

January 11th

Personnel Committee hears proposed policy changes

The Glencoe City Council  Personnel Committee heard about updates to two Glencoe Police Departments policies from Police Chief Jim Raiter on Monday afternoon.
Council members Allen Robeck, Milan Alexander and Cory Neid are on the personnel committee.
The two policies were Use of Force - Regarding the Use of Tasers, and Use of Force - Firearms and Ammunitions.
Raiter reported there were minor changes to the policies. In the policy regarding taser use, the name of the devices were updated from electroinc control devices to conducted electrical weapons.

Vehicle rolls on snowy road, 1 person injured

Regina Elizabeth Kruggel, 25, of Glencoe, was injured Monday evening in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 212, just east of Plato. The accident was reported at 9:57 p.m.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Kruggel was eastbound on Highway 212 in a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox when she lost control of the vehicle, which entered a ditch and rolled. The road was covered with snow and ice at the time.
Kruggel was wearing her seat belt. She was taken by Allina Ambulance to Glencoe Regional Health Services for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

GSL considers later start time

Research is showing a significant benefit to later school start times, allowing students to sleep in, especially in the upper grades.
Superintendent Chris Sonju presented research to the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board Monday, Jan. 12, supporting the benefits of a later start time.
Sonju, with the support of principals Paul Sparby and Bill Butler and assistant principals Dan Svoboda and Joy Frietag, are proposing a 25-minute later start time for the 2017-18 school year.

Annual appointments controversial for Glencoe City Council

An agenda item that should have taken about a minute took the Glencoe City Council over 20 minutes at its annual organizational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 3.
The agenda item at hand:
“Appointments made by the City Council as recommended by Mayor Randy Wilson.    
a. Cemetery Commission – Re-appoint Marlene Robeck
b. Airport Commission – Re-appoint Ken Polifka
c. Light & Power Commission – Appoint Tom Hueser
d. Library Board – Re-appoint Mark Schmidt

Christianson re-elected GSL School Board chair

The Glencoe Silver Lake School Board re-elected Clark Christianson as the 2017 School Board chair at its organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 9.
Board Member Jamie Alsleben was elected vice-chairperson, Board Member Anne Twiss was re-elected as the clerk of the board and Board Member Kevin Kuester was elected as the treasurer.

Christianson re-elected GSL School Board chair

The Glencoe Silver Lake School Board re-elected Clark Christianson as the 2017 School Board chair at its organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 9.
Board Member Jamie Alsleben was elected vice-chairperson, Board Member Anne Twiss was re-elected as the clerk of the board and Board Member Kevin Kuester was elected as the treasurer.

January 10th

GSL girls’ hoopsters enter conference play

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team wrapped up its pre-conference schedule with a pair of wins against Section 2AA competitors last week.
The Panthers were able to improve their case for future sectional playoff seeding by downing Jordan 74-60 on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and then defeating Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 78-63 two nights later.

Panthers enter WCC fray on nine-game win streak

It seems so long ago that the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team opened its season with an 0-3 record.
Nine victories ago, to be exact.
The Panthers finished off the pre-conference portion of their schedule with three consecutive wins last week to up its streak of victories to nine games as the squad prepares to open Wright County Conference West competition on Friday against visiting Litchfield.

Panther matmen third at Ogilvie

Competing in just its second meet since Dec. 13, the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team finished third in the Ogilvie Lions Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 7.
“After having so much time off in the past month, it was good to see them get back at it,” coach Lance Wurm said. 
Wurm noted that it took a little bit for the Panthers to “knock the rust off” as they competed for the first time since Dec. 22. 

January 9th

Terry Danner, 52, of Stewart

Terry Danner, 52, of Stewart, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
No services will be held.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.