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Archive - Nov 2018

Date

November 14th

Letter to the editor

To the editor,
On behalf of all of us at GSL, I would like to say thank you to all that came out to vote this past Election Day. While we are disappointed in the results, we must continue to move forward and continue to provide a great educational experience for our students. The district will have another opportunity to pass the operating levy in the fall of 2019 before the current one expires.

The people have spoken

Our view: What do you want your school district to be?

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District asked its residents for an increase in operating revenue. We recommended voters approve it. Nov. 6, they decided otherwise.
In a democracy, that is their right.
But with that right comes responsibility. Leaders in the district say they aren’t 100 percent certain why the request for an increase in operating funds was rejected. They could collect opinions and formulate an educated guess.

President signs Klobuchar’s ‘opioid epidemic’ bill into law

President Donald Trump recently signed Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act, Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, and Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act into law as part of a larger piece of bipartisan legislation to address the opioid epidemic.

State students top national average on ACTs

Minnesota students again topped the nation on the ACT college entrance exam. The state was first among the 19 states where 90 percent or more students took the college entrance exam, earning a composite score of 21.3.

Lakeside students win Lions’ ‘Peace Poster’ contest

Avril Kosek and Autumn Schuch, sixth-graders from GSL’s Lakeside Elementary School, have won local Peace Poster competition sponsored by the Silver Lake Lions Club.
Savannah Bonderman and Rita Tkachenko earned second-place honors for their entries. The club sponsors two winners.

State students top national average on ACTs

Minnesota students again topped the nation on the ACT college entrance exam. The state was first among the 19 states where 90 percent or more students took the college entrance exam, earning a composite score of 21.3.

‘Operation Christmas Child’ brings area youth together

They see their work collecting, purchasing, packaging and wrapping small toys and personal care items in boxes for children who don’t know these luxuries as a win-win. They get to enjoy the joy of helping children in need while sharing Christian fellowship with other area youth.

Woman contends her dog is not dangerous

Sarah Mallory is fighting the city for what she says is the right to keep her dog.
She’s concerned a panel of council members might recommend to the full city council to declare her dog, “Indy,” a potentially dangerous dog under the terms of a seldom-used city ordinance.
That designation means if Mallory is to keep Indy, she must obtain a $50,000 surety bond to cover medical expenses should “Indy” bite anyone else.

Voters reject GSL School District’s operating levy request

Despite displays of support during a series of informational meetings and a dearth of organized opposition, voters rejected the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s request for additional funding for operational expenses by a wide margin.
The measure failed Election Day (Nov. 6), 2,850 (56.55 percent) to 2,190 (43.45 percent). It failed in the school district’s cities, 1,575 to 1,351, and failed in the townships, 1,275 to 839.

Glencoe, Silver Lake, GSL voters back new faces: Voters return Allen Robeck to at-large seat on city council

Glencoe and Silver Lake’s city councils, along with the GSL School Board, will have some new faces on them after ballots from the Nov. 6 Election Day voting were counted.
The election displayed McLeod County voters’ strong level of participation. Voters in the county participated at a level exceeding 71½ percent. Statewide, over 63.8 percent of the eligible voters cast ballots Nov. 6.

Glencoe
In Glencoe, Councilor Allen Robeck defeated Michael Drew for the councilor-at-large seat, 1,120 to 827.