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Archive - Feb 20, 2018

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Gun control again at forefront after shooting

A lone gunman, equipped with a military-type assault rifle, took 17 lives and injured another 22 in a school shooting in Florida last week.
There wasn’t even a final tally of the dead and wounded before proponents and opponents took to their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts to debate whether it was time for stricter gun control in our country.
Proposals for stricter control ranged from better screening for licensing — including background checks on private sales between individuals — to banning assault rifles to an outright ban on guns altogether.

Blizzard Blast another very successful fundraiser

To the Editor:
Our 12th annual Blizzard Blast Hospice Charity Event was again a very successful fundraiser! Donations continue to trickle in and we are very close to making our goal of $40,000, for the music and massage therapy programs for our hospice patients in McLeod County and the surrounding area.
The event at Glencoe City Center featured catering by Chef Craig, music by South 40 and also Doug Stuedeman, emcee Dr. Bill Dunbar and special guest speaker Ron Stuedemann.

County Board votes 3-1 for engineering study on trail bridge

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 to spend up to $19,050 for a engineering study to design a bridge on the Dakota Trail between County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 1 and the Carver County line.
Commissioner Doug Krueger voted against the motion. Commissioner Paul Wright was absent.

Trailblazer Board looks at SMART ride program, city of Buffalo request

Rides in sparsely populated areas in Sibley County, a request by the city of Buffalo to provide evening-hour rides, and a dwindling pool of volunteer drivers will have Trailblazer Transit exploring new options for its SMART service.

Housley: tough when needed, ready to work together

Work hard, play fair and do the right thing.
Those are the tenets that Karin Housley’s father drilled into her during her childhood, and she still lives by them today.
Housley, so far the lone Republican running for former U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s seat, spoke briefly to Glencoe-area residents at a meeting of the Greater Minnesota Republican Women Tuesday night, Feb. 13.
Housely said her mother also had her own values to instill into her daughter. Her mother was the daughter of a Lutheran minister, and told Housely, “make sure God is always first in your life.”

Clintsman receives care giver of the year award

Melanie Clintsman, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) with Grand Meadows Senior Living, Glencoe, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the District E Care Giver of the Year Award.
The award honors individuals in older adult services who demonstrate exceptional commitment to older adults, and enhance and enrich the quality of life of those in their care. Clintsman was one of seven care givers selected for the regional award from a field of 50,000 professional caregivers throughout the state.

Candidates sought for McLeod dairy princesses

The McLeod County American Dairy Association is looking for young women to promote the dairy industry as McLeod County Dairy Princesses.
The competition is for high school graduates through but not yet 24 years old on July 1, 2018.
Candidates must be involved in the dairy industry. The banquet will be April 14 at the Glencoe City Center.
If interested contact Kelsey Buss at 320-583-0560 by March 1.

Varsity Knowledge Bowlers win at Chaska

On Saturday, Feb. 17, Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Knowledge Bowlers went to Chaska’s Jan Baker Invitational, where the varsity won the championship and the junior varsity placed fourth. There were 13 schools with 49 total teams from a wide area of the state, including Andover, Big Lake, Chanhassen, Chaska, Hastings, Holy Angels, Holy Family, Prior Lake, Renville County West, St. Francis, St. Thomas Academy and Southwest Christian. GSL was hoping for some good competition at its final Saturday meet, and it was not disappointed.

Glencoe is 5th safest city in state

Glencoe is the fifth safest city in Minnesota, according to Safewise, a company that specializes in safety and home security.
Safewise recently listed the top 20 safest cities in Minnesota, and Glencoe ranked fifth. Safewise looks at population, and property crime and violent crime rates when determining the safest cities.
Glencoe, with a population of 5,495, had just .18 violent crimes for each 1,000 people in its population, and a property crime rate of 12.37 per 1,000 people.
The statistics were based on 2016 FBI crime reports.

Tim Orth Jamboree set April 7

The 20th annual Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Basketball Jamboree will be held at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Gymnasium Saturday, April 7. The doors open at 4 p.m. with the games beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $8 and all students is $6.