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Archive - 2018

Date

July 20th

Plato receives grant for safety initiatives

CenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant Program awards grants to local communities to fund safety-related equipment and projects. The company recently awarded the City of Plato a $2,000 grant for a new fire hose that will help firefighters keep members of the community safe.
The funds will be used to purchase fire equipment.

Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Committee holds 2019 button design contest

The Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Committee is sponsoring a button design contest for the 2019 50th Annual Pola-Czesky Celebration.
The button design winner will be announced at Music in the Park on Aug. 2.
The rules of the contest are:
1. Design must be actual size of the Pola-Czesky button, two inches in diameter.
2. Design must have the following wording: 50th Annual Pola-Czesky Days, Silver Lake, MN. August 2, 3, & 4, 2019
3. All entries must be postmarked by July 25, 2018.
4. All entries are the property of the Pola-Czesky Royalty Committee.
5. Only one entry per person is allowed.

Filing opens for three GSL Board seats

The terms of three Glencoe-Silver Lake school board members will end this year: Vice Chair Jason Lindeman, Director Clark Christianson, and Clerk Anne Twiss.
Filing will open for the office of school board member on July 31, 2018 and closes on August 14, 2018. Terms will be for four years and will begin on January 1, 2019.

Dieballs named Sibley County Farm Family of the year

The Dieball Family of Green Isle has been named the 2018 Sibley County Farm Family of the Year. Dieball Dairy, which includes Karl and Rosemary Dieball and their children John and James and their families, produce milk and cash crops near Green Isle.

Legislature could have finished its work

To the Editor:
I believe that the Republican led Minnesota legislature is largely responsible for the legislature not finishing its work this session. According to the editor of Mankato Free Press, the process the Republicans used of omnibus bills was unconstitutional. They were well aware of this but chose to do it anyway.

Glencoe Community Blood Drive a success

o the Editor:
The second Glencoe Community Blood Drive of 2018 was held Wednesday, July 11, at the Glencoe City Center ballroom. The American Red Cross set our goal at 111 units; we fell short of the goal and collected 97 units. Because the ARC has such a shortage of blood available, they were still very pleased with the results. 97 units have the potential to help up to 291 patients.

MPCA reps discuss WWTP project

On a scale of 1 to 10, the arrogance recently shown Glencoe City Council members by three representatives of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) may have broken the scale.
The three MPCA “gentlemen” were called into a City Council workshop session to help quash a mini-rebellion of council members who had the audacity to question the city’s planned $20 million to $23 million wastewater treatment plant renovation/expansion of an aging facility.

Hilstrom visits Glencoe

Debra Hilstrom, a Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party candidate for Minnesota’s attorney general seat, stopped at The Chronicle to discuss her reasons for running, why she believes she embodies the features of a versatile candidate, facing a combative federal administration, and her dedication to protecting Minnesotans from corporate exploitation.

Council tables Hennepin Ave. building demolition, again

For the second meeting in a row, Glencoe City Council tabled any action on demolishing the former General Store building, 1128 Hennepin Avenue, because of the complications with the property. The old store is in close proximity to Kevin Post’s building to the north and the Home Solutions building to the south.
City Attorney Mark Ostlund recommended tabling action again because of liability issues over demolishing the building. After researching the situation, Ostlund stated there is no shared wall agreement on this property.

McLeod Co-op to move to east industrial park

Glencoe City Council authorized drafting a development agreement with McLeod Cooperative Power Association to sell land in the east industrial park in order for the co-operative to build a new corporate campus east of Midwest Porcine.
“This would be a nice addition to our industrial park,” said Councilmember Allen Robeck at Monday night’s City Council meeting. “I would hate to lose the REA (Rural Electric Association).”