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Archive - 2018

October 24th

Bonus golf: Dan Rolf and Paul Harff enjoy a late-season round of golf at the Glencoe Country Club.

Bonus golf: Dan Rolf and Paul Harff enjoy a late-season round of golf at the Glencoe Country Club.

Cross-Country teams take third, fourth at WCC West championship meet

Cross-Country teams take third, fourth at WCC West championship meet

GSL earns fifth consecutive conference volleyball title

In what has become almost as much a rite of autumn as falling leaves and pumpkin spice, the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team won its fifth-straight Wright County Conference West championship on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
The Panthers clinched the tiele once again by defeating Watertown-Mayer in a five-set, winner-take-all match in the GSL gymnasium to finish the season with a perfect 7-0 record in circuit play.
The hosts stormed out to a 25-13 first set victory in front of a raucous home crowd, then held on against a rising of the tides.

Cross-Country teams take third, fourth at WCC West championship meet

A total of five Glencoe-Silver Lake runners earned all-conference honors at the Wright County Conference West championship meet, held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Watertown, with three more claiming all-conference honorable mention.
The GSL girls’ trio of Maddy Lemke, Kendall Guerrero and Malayh Metcalf finished in the top 12 spots to earn an all-WCC West slot. A fourth Panther, Megan Siewert, earned honorable mention.

Footballers losing streak ends at last

Behind a 100-yard rushing game by Riley Ruzicka and two Korey Johnson touchdown passes, the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team ended a five-game losing streak with a 27-20 win at Litchfield in its regular-season finale on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
The Panthers improved to 3-5 with the win and clinched a home game in the first round of the Section 2AAA Tournament.
GSL claimed the No. 3 sectional seed with the win and hosted sixth-seeded Norwood-Young America (1-7 this season) on Tuesday, Oct. 23, after the Chronicle went to press.

County attorney weighing possible criminal charges against Eden Prairie cop

McLeod County Attorney Attorney Michael Junge is weighing possible criminal charges against an Eden Prairie detective who allegedly intentionally falsified search warrants in drug cases he worked.
Yesterday, Junge said he could have a charging decision involving Eden Prairie Police Detective Travis Serafin as soon as this week or as late as mid-December. Serafin allegedly falsified search warrants in 2017. The first of as many as almost three dozen drug cases Serafin worked using information gained from the allegedly falsified warrants could be thrown out.

Final county levy may ask just over $1 million for social services

At a special meeting to set the preliminary tax levy, McLeod County Commissioner Paul Wright sent a harrowing message to McLeodians: behave. His words were in response to rising social services costs in the county, responsible for well over half the dollars in the 2019 preliminary levy. The message was that out-of-home placements and foster care costs are on a patterned slope upwards, and both could be avoided if McLeod County parents were more responsible.

Halloween in Brownton

She remembers her older brothers attending the Halloween party volunteers in Brownton put on for members of the community. Mark and Kevin Miller dressed as hobos for the Halloween fun.

A special kind of mom

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When her telephone rings and a McLeod County social worker asks Rachel Strobel if she can take care of some children for a few days, the Glencoe resident typically can’t bring herself to say no.

Council weighing slight hike in ‘balanced’ general fund budget for 2019

A minor increase in spending is proposed with a corresponding bump in revenue as the Glencoe City Council weighs its operating budget for 2019.
Meeting in a workshop Monday afternoon, Oct. 22, the city council reviewed a proposed general fund budget with about $3.808 million in revenue paying for approximately $3.802 million in spending for services that include police, fire, public works and parks services. The increases from 2017 are 2.639 percent on the revenue side and 2.306 percent in additional spending.
The city council will take up the proposed budget later this fall.