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Archive - 2018

December 6th

McLeod County - Public Notice

McLeod County

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF MCLEOD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

December 5th

Four Panthers selected for Lions award

Four Panther girls were selected for a Lions award for essays that each wrote individually. The topic of the service-based essay was, "Reaching for new horizons through service. The girls are, from left: Hope Kosek, Lyida Rakow, Rachel Trebsech and Kendra Klobe.

Partying with elves at the Glencoe Library

Santa and his elves didn't make an appearance, but kids made their first marks on Christmas by taking part in arts and crafts, eating cookies and grabbing booklets for something to do while traveling for the holidays this year.

Not your typical bell ringers

The Davis family features (from left) Dennis, Chris and their son Shawn. They have been entertaining shoppers at Coborn's once a year for four years. The family plays Christmas songs to raise money for the Salvation Army.

GSL Concert band performs first concert of season

The Glencoe-Silver Lake Concert Band performed in front of spectators at the GSL Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 27, with Mr. Peter Gepson directing.

Panther boys claim titanic opening win

The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys' basketball thumped the Tri-City United 86-33 in the season opener Friday, Nov. 30. The Panther defense smothered the Titans in the second half, allowing the visitors just nine points after halftime.

Grapplers sixth in Invite

The GSL/Lester Prairie wrestling team opened its season with the annual Don Hall Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 1. Brent Lipke (below) and Jaxin Anderson (above) both hit the mats on the day.

A decision is due – Our view: Address contracts next Monday

Last month, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board was deadlocked on a decision to approve new three-year employment contracts for Glencoe-Silver Lake School District Superintendent Chris Sonju and Michelle Sander, the district’s business manager. Their current contracts expire June 30. In previous years, the board has previously decided to renew those contracts in early-November.

3-3 votes has him breaking his own rule

There is an old newspaper adage: Don’t write an opinion piece when you’re angry. You may regret it later.
I’ve purposely followed that advice in recent weeks. But no longer. I’m still angry.
After reading about the recent 3-3 votes by the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board over renewing contracts for Superintendent Chris Sonju and Business Manager Michelle Sander, I had to scratch my head in amazement.
What happened?
First off, a 3-3 vote is a rejection of a motion, or a no vote. There is no way of breaking the tie other than another vote.

The lowly soybean playing big role in foreign trade

By Jakob Kounkel
While the spat between General Motors (GM) and President Donald Trump dominates the national spotlight for tariffs costing the auto company hundreds of millions, a lesser-known commodity sits at the fulcrum of the trade war between the United States and China: the lowly soybean, one of the most prominent crops for McLeod County farmers.