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Archive - Jan 24, 2018


City Council updated on possible housing development plans

The Glencoe City Council heard a brief economic development update by Assistant Administrator Dan Ehrke at its Tuesday, Jan. 16, meeting.
The developing company which originally wanted to build a two-phase apartment complex at the Helen Baker Elementary school site is currently in the midst of evaluating other potential sites in Glencoe.
“We’re working with Justin’s (Black of Short, Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.) team on one particular site that we think has potential,” said Ehrke.

Buffalo requests Trailblazer to provide evening, weekend service

The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board will have a year to consider a request from the city of Buffalo to provide evening and weekend service to its residents.
Gary Ludwig, Trailblazer’s executive director, told the board at its Thursday morning meeting that Buffalo currently has its own program, but is considering eliminating it because of difficulty getting drivers.

Annual Blizzard Blast set for Feb. 2 in Glencoe

The 12th annual Blizzard Blast charity event, a fundraiser for the Allina Hospice program, is set for Friday, Feb. 2, at 5:30 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center.
According to Lona Oltmann of Allina, the annual event has almost quadrupled its revenue since its inception 12 years ago.
“We expect this to be the best year yet,” said Oltmann.
Dr. Bill Dunbar will be the emcee, Ron Stuedemann is the guest speaker, and music will be by Doug Stuedemann and South 40. There also is a meal catered by Chef Craig and a live and silent auctions.

Hospice provides extra level of care for loved ones

Gary Vogt of Glencoe cannot say enough about the care his mother received toward the end of her life, both from Allina Hospice and the staff at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Caroline Vogt, his mother, remained fairly active and was still in her own home in Glencoe until she was about 85 years old, although Gary Vogt helped out a lot.
“I got all her groceries, ran her errands, helped with laundry,” said Vogt.

SL council agrees to hike on-call pay for officers

The Silver Lake City Council voted to increase the police department’s on-call pay to $3 per hour at its Tuesday, Jan. 16, meeting.
The current on-call pay is $2.42 per hour with a two-hour minimum regular hourly wage for a call. The rate has not been increased since at least 1999. Officers are considered on call for the 14 hours they are off their regular 10-hour shift.
Police Chief RJ Cripps looked at other similar-sized cities. On-call rates ranged from $2.50 per hour in Brownton and Buffalo Lake to $3.75 per hour in Twin Valley.

GSL students named to CMBDA honor bands

On Jan. 13, three students from the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Lakeside Elementary School Intermediate Band, three students from the GSL Junior High Bands, and four students from the GSL High School Bands attended the Central Region Honor Band of the Minnesota Band Directors Association.

GSL announces dates, times for one act play

The dates and times for Glencoe-Silver Lake High School’s one act play have been set. Director Patrick Hiltner and his cast and crew will present the play “Cagebirds” by David Campton at a public performance on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m., at the GSL High School Auditorium. Note the early start time. The cost for attending the performance is $6 for adults or $4 for students.
On Monday, Jan. 29, GSL will compete in the Section 4A sub-section competition at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School. There will be five schools competing, with GSL scheduled to perform at 6:30 p.m.

Girl born to Engelsmeier family

Austin and Jessica Engelsmeier of Brownton announce the arrival of a daughter, Ellie Eva, born Jan. 15, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Ellie weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20-3/4 inches long at birth. She joins siblings Easton, Emma and Addison. Grandparents are Jim and Deb Martinson of Cokato and Kathleen and the late John Engelsmeier of Hutchinson.

Daughter born to Harveys

Ryan and Kjirsten Harvey of Plato announce the birth of a daughter, Olivia Kate Harvey, who arrived Jan. 11, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Olivia weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long at birth. She joins sisters Abby and Maggie. Grandparents are Dennis and Kathy Harvey of Norwood Young America and Mike and Kari Fletcher of Mankato.

Esser graduates from NDSU

Tyler Ray Esser of Stewart graduated from North Dakota State University (NDSU) in fall 2017. Esser earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management degree.