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Archive - May 30, 2018


Contaminated recycling will cost us all

McLeod County has long had a vigorous recycling program and, until last week, one that we thought county residents had some pride in.

Much to be proud of as school year wraps up

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What will be the impact of TIF for area taxpayers?

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County officials join Highway 212 group at nation’s capitol

McLeod County commissioners Joe Nagel and Doug Krueger feel that the Highway 212 corridor is important enough that they spent two days last week trying to convince federal officials in Washington, D.C., that it’s deserving of federal grant money.
The commissioners, along with McLeod County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst, were among a delegation of about 50 people who participated in a transportation “fly-in” at the national Capitol to talk about Highway 212.

Last of the class of 1938: surviving members reflect on the past

As graduation day nears, many seniors from Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) High School are staring at their first life-altering decision. The path a young mind takes after graduation has the potential to change the fabric of our society, for better or worse. They’re valuable free agents to the market, molding future generations’ thoughts and continue on the pavement for sweeping changes in science, industry, medicine, nutrition, technology, politics and so on.

McLeod County Planning Commission reviews proposed ordinance change

Members of McLeod County’s Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed and approved a proposed change to the zoning ordinance regarding language allowing second homes on lots for the care of those in need of medical help.
The commission met Wednesday, May 23.
The old language in the ordinance allowed for a second dwelling in the agricultural district as “an accessory home for family members needing special care.” That care could be because of illness or age.
The new language will allow friends of family to be included, not just family members.

Lions announce Music in the Park schedule

The Glencoe Lions have scheduled their 2018 Music in The Park events for four Wednesdays, beginning June 27.
This year, five local businesses have again stepped forward to help sponsor the entertainment expense at each event, which will be held at Oak Leaf Park, Shelter 2.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, June 27 — Security Bank & Trust Co. will sponsor Allen and Matt Carlson, a father and son duo who share a passion for music, especially classic country, gospel and hymns that entertain audiences with positive, uplifting messages.

Chaska man injured in pickup-cycle crash

A Chaska man was flown to Hennepin County Medical Center Sunday after a pickup-motorcycle collision on Highway 19 near Sibley County Road 9. The accident was reported at 10:12 a.m.

Janette L. Goettl, 54, of Brownton

Janette Goettl, 54, of Brownton, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
A private family service will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe. A celebration of life will be held at Backwoods Bar and Grill in New Auburn on Saturday, June 23, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Janette was a very giving person, and her final gift was a full body donation to the University of Minnesota for use in educational research.

Richard S. Kosek, 69, of Hutchinson

Richard “Dick” Steven Kosek, 69, of Hutchinson, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 25, at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Brian Nehring and Mark Richardson officiating. Bonnie Westmiller was the organist. Tim Sanken offered the eulogy. Special music was a piano solo by Brendon Begnaud, “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “When Peace, Like a River,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace.”