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Archive - Jan 2018


January 30th

Girls’ cagers dominate pair of WCC West rivals

A pair of lopsided road wins over teams from the bottom third of the Wright County Conference kept the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team among the conference frontrunners entering this week.
The Panthers toppled Mound Westonka 65-44 on Tuesday, Jan. 23, then overwhelmed Rockford 76-47 three nights later to improve to 6-1 in the WCC West standings, one-half game behind league-leading Watertown-Mayer.
Neither game presented much in the way of doubt for GSL, with the Panthers seizing sizable halftime leads before cruising in the final 18 minutes.

January 29th

GSL School Board- Meeting

Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board

PLACE: GSL Schools Community Room #443/444
DATE January 8, 2018
TIME: 7:00 p.m.

Interim Board Chair Christianson called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. The following board members were present:

City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe

JANUARY 2, 2018
7:00 P.M.

Mayor Wilson called the final business meeting for 2017 of the City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Neid, Ziemer, Alexander and Schrupp. Member Robeck was absent. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, City Attorney Mark Ostlund, Finance Director Trippel, PWDs Voigt and Schreifels, Fire Chief Grack and Police Chief Raiter.
Member Ziemer entered the motion to approve the consent agenda as presented for 2017 business. Member Schrupp seconded. All members present voted in favor.

McLeod County-Minutes

McLeod County

McLeod County Board of
Commissioners Meeting Minutes 1/2/18

Commissioners Nagel, Wright, Pohlmeier, Shimanski and Krueger were present.
Krueger/Wright motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda as revised.
Wright/Pohlmeier motion approved the consent agendaincluding December 19, 2017 Meeting Minutes and Synopsis; December 26, Minutes and Synopsis.
Shimanski/Krueger motion carried unanimously to approve December 22, 2017 Auditor's Warrants.
Krueger/Pohlmeier motion carried unanimously to adjourn for 2017 sine die.

Rich Valley Township

Rich Valley
Rich Valley Township
Meeting Change Notice
The regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 7 p.m. has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Rich Valley Township Hall.
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle January 24, 2018)

January 24th

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.