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Archive - Feb 2018


February 20th

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.

Carver County sheriff to retire at end of year

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson announced Feb. 6 that he will be retiring at the end of this year and will not be seeking re-election. He has been with the sheriff’s office for 31 years, and served two terms as sheriff.

Homeward Bound to offer performing arts classes

Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer performing arts classes Saturday, March 3, through Saturday, March 24, at the Panther Field House in Glencoe.
“A Land of Fairy Tales” will run each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and kindergarten through third-grade students can enjoy tales from Aesop’s Fables, such as “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse,” “The Hare and the Tortoise” and “The Goose with Golden Eggs.”

Gonzalez girls chosen for state Little Miss pageants

Olivia and Juliana Gonzalez, daughters of Jorge and Sarah Gonzalez of Silver Lake, have both been selected by America’s Little Miss Organzation to represent McLeod County in state-level competitions.
Olivia Gonzalez will be competing in the “America’s Princess Minnesota” pageant in Bloomington in April, and Juliana Gonzalez will be in the “America’s Toddler Competition,” also to be held in April in Bloomington. The pageants are “non-glitz” events that encourage young ladies to showcase their personalities from within.

Son born to Odden family

Chris and Kasey Odden of Staples announce the arrival of a son, Declan Christopher, born Jan. 10, 2018, at Lakewood Hospital in Staples. Declan weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He joins a brother, Jackson, and a sister, Alexis. Grandparents are Paul and Shari Schultz of Silver Lake and Larry and Jeanne Odden of Staples. Great-grandparents are Aggie Fiecke, Silver Lake; and Ken and Marylee Becker and John and Norma Odden, all of Staples.

Boesche awarded master’s

Lindsay Boesche, Glencoe, was awarded her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, at its 2017 winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16.

Named to Bemidji dean’s list

Jennifer Illg, Grayson Maresh and Eric Villnow of Glencoe and Shauntel Stahlke of Plato were all named to the Bemidji State University fall 2017 dean’s list. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled for 12 credits and attain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.