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Archive - Sep 5, 2018


Jay Bosch (left) gives Eric Bivens a technological tour of the cockpit

Local residents and enthusiasts enjoyed a fly-in over the weekend

New playground at Oak Leaf Park

Kevin Pries won't let multiple sclerosis keep him from his work.

GSL quarterback Korey Johnson leads the way to a 27-10 win

Blue Jays reclaim state championship

Panthers win daytime opener

“Friday Night Lights” suddenly became Friday afternoon sunlight as the Glencoe-Silver Lake football opener was played in the middle of the afternoon on Friday, Aug. 31.
The game was suddenly rescheduled from a standard 7 p.m. start to a 2 p.m. kickoff due to the threat of severe weather forecast for last Friday evening.
Despite the switcharoo, the Panthers still got the result they wanted. Despite some late-game hijinx, GSL moved to 1-0 on the season with a 27-20 defeat over its spirited visitors.
“We won, but we have to get back to work this week,” coach Scott Tschimperle said.

Blue Jays reclaim state championship

After overcoming two tall hurdles and then sprinting down “Redemption Road,” the Plato Blue Jays celebrated a state championship on Monday, Sept. 3, defeating the Sobieski Skis 8-5 in the Class C championship game at Memorial Park in New Prague.
“It is the goal at the start of every season – go win the state title,” manager Adam Dammann said. “We knew we had a good team and thought we had a strong chance.
“Now we’ve done it and it is awesome. I am so proud of these guys.”

For one Glencoe fly-in visitor, WWII aircraft is an ‘obsession’

He was only a boy when the P-51 fighter was turning the tide in the Allies’ favor in the skies over Europe during World War II.

County to acquire Jungclaus property for $2.1 million

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners breezed through their agenda yesterday, Sept. 4. The board closed its meeting for discussion, and when it reconvened in an open session, decided to go ahead with the purchase of the Jungclaus Implement dealership and surrounding properties for just over $2.4 million.