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Archive - Jan 2018


January 24th

Dorothy S. Herrmann, 90, of Glencoe

Dorothy Sophia Herrmann, 90, of Glencoe, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m., at Friedens (County Line) Church in rural Norwood Young America, with the Rev. Matthew Orendorff officiating.
Honorary casket bearers will be Thomas Lawson, Michael Lysse, Tinsley Sophia Lawson, Nora Michelle Lysse and Sawyer Joel David Lysse. Casket bearers will be Jodie Herrmann Lawson, Jessica Herrmann Lysse, Dale Hoof, Scott Hoof, Kevin Hoof and Lori Fabel.

Federal government back in operation

Just in case you didn’t notice with all the non-warranted hoopla over the Vikings’ shot at an NFC championship, the federal government shut down. It’s up and running again, albeit on a short schedule.
Our U.S. senators are patting themselves on the back for achieving a compromise bill that will keep the government open — for at least another three weeks.

Lee Ostrom was truly an office favorite

Folks here at The Chronicle were very saddened last week when we learned the news that retired sports editor Lee Ostrom had passed away.
At 6 foot, 6 inches (or maybe more), Lee loomed over the rest of us here at the office, but he was hardly intimidating. If anyone could be called a “gentle giant,” it was he.
Well, maybe he was slightly intimidating, but not because of his size. He had a mind like a steel trap, and could toss out names, jersey numbers, dates, scores, records and other statistics from every sport from high school track and field to Canadian hockey.

What’s the big deal about hair?

By Rich Glennie
It may be buried deep in the DNA of men, but there is a tendency to wade into situations that probably should be avoided. This might be one of them. But here goes.
What is the big deal about women’s hair? (Here’s where smart men just duck).
The topic comes up with my wife regularly as we venture out on our morning walks. In the spring, summer and fall, it is concern about the wind and how it messes with her hairdo. In the winter, it is the cold and how having a hat or hood on also messes with her hairdo.

An idea for cutting Glencoe city taxes by 34%

To the Editor:
If you are interested, as a city taxpayer, in cutting your city tax by more than 34 percent, read on ...
According to our city treasurer, our current city budget levy is $2.383 million. Our city police budget is $1.157 million, or 48.5 percent of our total city budget. This police cost is about $210 per Glencoe resident ($1.157 million divided by our city’s 2016 population census of 5,503).

Opioid epidemic is a national emergency

To the Editor:
Last summer, President Trump’s national opioid commission recommended that he declare the opioid epidemic a “national emergency” or a “public health emergency.” It was my hope that the president would choose the former, which would have allowed for the use of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds to combat addiction. Instead, the president chose to declare a 90-day public health emergency, which was set to expire on Jan. 23. As we approached this deadline, it is clear that little has been achieved as a result.

Political party caucuses set for Feb. 6

To the Editor:
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, political parties in Minnesota will be holding their caucuses as they do every two years. Once again, this year promises to be an exciting time for political change in Minnesota since we have an open seat for the governor’s race and now with the resignation of Sen. Franken, we will have two U.S. Senate seats to fill. This is your opportunity to participate as Republicans begin the process of choosing their endorsed candidates for these offices.

January 23rd

GSL/LP wrestlers finish seventh at Wildcat Invitational

The Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team spent the bulk of last week out west in New London-Spicer, first taking on the Wildcats head-to-head and then competing in an invitational tournament.
NL-S rallied to defeat the Panthers 37-28 in a dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 18, before GSL/LP bounced back to finish seventh in the 11-team Wildcat Invitational the next evening.
In the dual, the Panthers took an early 9-6 lead on a 7-3 win by Carter Ruschmeier at 106 pounds, a 12-7 victory by Sawyer Varpness at 120 and a 9-3 decision in favor of Zachary Voelz at 126.

Boys' hoops tops Royals in overtime

After a 2-1 week that included a 70-65 overtime win over visiting Watertown-Mayer on Tuesday, Jan. 16, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team entered this week with a 6-8 record.
The Panthers withstood a second-half rally as the Royals rallied from a 24-18 halftime deficit to knot the score at 58-58 after regulation and force overtime. However, GSL bounced back after losing the lead to outscore the visitors 12-7 in the extra session and win by five.

Girls' basketball remains in thick of WCC West race

After going 1-1 against its fellow Wright County Conference West frontrunners last week, the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team entered this week in second place in the conference standings with a 4-1 WCC West record.
A 64-55 loss at current conference leader Watertown-Mayer on Tuesday, Jan. 16, ended the Panthers’ four-game winning streak and dropped GSL out of the WCC West’s top spot.
Guard Mac Monahan led all scorers with 23 points and recorded five steals, but the Panthers could not climb out of a 35-27 halftime hole in the nine point loss.