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Archive - Mar 28, 2018


Suicide and mental health focus of event

We heard it again just today on the emergency services scanner we keep in our office — officers and medical personnel were summoned for a potentially suicidal person.
Those type of calls seem to come more frequently these days; we hear them on the scanner and we read about them in the police and sheriff’s office reports. Is it really a growing problem? Or are people finally overcoming the stigma associated with mental health issues to reach out for help — either for themselves or for their loved ones?

Congress tanks — but does it care?

By Lee H. Hamilton
We’re at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress — I’m talking about the people’s body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who currently inhabit it — is in deep trouble. And no one seems to be offering hope.

Chamber to spotlight platinum members monthly

To the Editor:
The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our local businesses who continually support our efforts to create a vibrant business community in Glencoe.
In an effort to recognize our members and promote the Glencoe business community, we are introducing a new piece to be featured in The McLeod County Chronicle each month: The Glencoe Area Chamber Member Spotlight. Each month, you can look forward to learning a little more about some of the Chamber’s Platinum members.
A special thank you to The McLeod County Chronicle for sponsoring this initiative.

School building project $1.39 million over budget

At a Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board budget work session Monday night, Business Manager Michelle Sander announced a $1.39 million debt owed to Architects Rego Youngquist (ARY), Donlar Construction and subcontractors in relation to the school district’s recent building project.

Glencoe Wine & Spirits trying new marketing, finance committee hears

Glencoe Wine and Spirits Store Manager Jon VanDamme joined the ciyt of Glencoe’s Finance and Strategic Planning Committee on Monday to update and review the progress of the liquor store.

‘Stories of Hope & Healing’ set for April 8 in Hutchinson

“Stories of Hope & Healing,” a suicide and mental health awareness public event, is set for Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 Highway 15 S, Hutchinson.
The event is free, open to the public, and no registration is required.
The event will feature two international speakers.
Kevin Hines is a Golden Gate Bridge suicide attempt survivor, storyteller and activist. Hines is one of very few to survive the fall from the bridge and is spreading the message of living mentally healthy around the world.

County Board approves permit for solar garden near Winsted

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for ReneSola Power Holdings, LLC, to install a 3-megawatt solar garden on property owned by Patricia Karels in Winsted Township.

GSL bands, choirs give superior performances at large group contest

On Wednesday, March 14, four music ensembles from Glencoe-Silver Lake High School participated in the state-section large group contest at Comfrey High School. These ensembles are under the direction of Peter Gepson, band, and Kay Wilson, choir.

Renovation of GRHS entry, first floor are now complete

After 18 months of construction that affected nearly all of the first floor of the hospital at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS), renovations are complete and all areas are now open.
“We began the renovation project in September of 2016 to improve services and provide greater comfort and privacy to our patients,” said Jon D. Braband, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of GRHS. “We’re very proud of the enhanced spaces in our emergency room, urgent care, medical imaging, orthopedics, podiatry, oncology, surgery, urology and pulmonology departments.”

PLTW honors Glencoe-Silver Lake elementaries

Glencoe-Silver Lake’s Lakeside and Lincoln elementary schools announced last week that they have been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch™. GSL is one of just 97 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of K-12 students and teachers in over 10,500 schools across the U.S.