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Archive - Sep 2018


September 5th

Planning commission sends Harpel’s Addition Plan to City Council

With no public comment and only questions about the state of streets that will serve it, the Glencoe Planning Commission needed little time Thursday when considering whether or not a development proposal that will bring a Kwik Trip to town should get the commission’s backing.

MCA results: GSL students’ scores about average with peers statewide

Results from last year's Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) in math, reading and science showed Glencoe-Silver Lake School District students performed approximately on-par with their counterparts statewide.
The Minnesota Department of Education released the results of last year's MCAs last Thursday, Aug. 30, just in time for the opening day of the 2018-19 school year. The results can be analyzed in a variety of ways, all depending on how a person chooses to read and interpret the results.

E-cig, charger suspected in Labor Day house fire between Plato and Glencoe

A fire in a bedroom of a farmhouse along Highway 212 just outside Plato has a family living in temporary quarters.
Firefighters from Plato, Glencoe and Norwood Young America responded to a report of a bedroom fire at Steven Robert Kessling’s house at 4039 Highway 212 between Plato and Glencoe Monday, Sept. 3, just before 2:45 p.m. The fire left the house uninhabitable until it is properly cleaned, said Plato Fire Chief Nathan Bruch.

Glencoe man’s fight with MS a selfless effort he won’t give up

He’s never been one to give up, not when was seriously hurt during a high school basketball game and not when his doctor told him he has multiple sclerosis.
Kevin Pries is working to help researchers find a cure for the disease that has changed his life as well as his mother’s life. Pries was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 14 years ago. His mother, Joan, has lived with it since 1998.

MnDOT reports multi-vehicle crash on Hwy. 7 east of Silver Lake Sept. 5

McLEOD COUNTY, MN – MnDOT reported at 8 a.m. this morning, Sept. 5, that a multi-vehicle crash is causing a backup on Highway 7, one mile east of County Road 15 east of Silver Lake. Vehicles are being waved through at this time, however, motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

September 4th

Blue Jays top Skis to win fourth 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.”

Panthers win daytime football 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.