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Archive - 2018

December 26th

Stewart Historical Society aims to restore former Red Owl

Brewer, restaurateur bringing new life to downtown building

GSL elementary students deliver holiday cheer

Wrestlers drop dual at HLWW

Local scholarships offered to Class of ‘19

Wednesday, Dec. 26, local scholarship applications will become available to current Glencoe-Silver Lake High School seniors.
Students can find scholarship information and an application on the school Web site – www.gsl.k12.mn.us – under “student resources” tab. Seniors should give these applications the time they deserve, said school counseling secretary Cheryl Templin. Deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7:50 a.m.
Local scholarships will be awarded to the Class of 2019 at the senior banquet Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m.

McLeod County Board gives in to statute

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved grade positions for workers as well as a leave of absence for the current property taxation and drainage administrator.
Gradation is a government-style pay schedule used to identify pay ranges. McLeod County Deputy Administrator Sheila Murphy said various factors are considered, like responsibility, education, experience, knowledge and skills. The county’s scale starts at 100 and can go as high as 260, measured in increments of 10.

Sen. Newman vehemently opposes gas tax increase

I’ve served as chairman of the Senate Transportation Finance and Policy Committee since 2017 and am pleased to announce I have been re-appointed as chairman for the next two years. I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this appointment brings.

Sensible taxation – Locals try to keep property tax hikes reasonable

Everybody likes to kvetch about property taxes. It’s a popular pastime in most every corner of the area, though you’d never know it by the attendance at local city council, county board and school district meetings.
In short, it’s oftentimes easier for people to complain amongst friends over coffee than make their voices heard. Elected officials, especially at the local level, are sensitive to the concerns of their neighbors. They are, after all, easily accessible.

MnDOT setting bounds for highway study in Glencoe

As it begins its study of highways 212 and 22 through Glencoe and the surrounding area, the Minnesota Department of Transportation came to town looking for input from the people who know both highways well.
Last Wednesday, Dec. 19, MnDOT asked civic and business leaders their opinions on what the study of the two highways should include.

Council OKs negotiated contract with police union

Police patrol officers and the City of Glencoe recently reached a labor contract for the coming year.
The city council unanimously approved the negotiated agreement Dec. 17, the council’s final meeting of 2018. The council waited until the agreement had been OK’d by the union members represented by Minnesota Public Employees Assoc. The agreement runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019 unless the city or union give each other 60 days’ notice to terminate or amend the contract.