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Archive - 2018

October 18th

City of Brownton-Council Meeting

City of Brownton
Brownton City Council
October 9, 2018
Mayor Norm Schwarze called the meeting was called to order.
Brett Klabunde approached council requesting space at the Civic Center for a golf simulator. He stated the former band room would have the height necessary to utilize the simulator. The equipment would be provided and installed by Klabunde, any proceeds collected would be donated to the City. The activity would be open to the public; the drawbacks being no heat in the room and no handicap accessible. Inquiry to be continued.

October 17th

Fall campaign comes to a close for girls’ netters

The season came to a close for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ tennis team last week in the Section 2A individual tournament at Gustavus College in St. Peter.
GSL was represented in both singles and doubles play on Thursday, Oct. 11, recording one victory in bracket play.
The senior duo of Justine Helmbrecht and Kaitlyn Doolittle, seeded fifth, won their opening match 6-2, 6-3, over unseeded Ashlyn Doering/Payden Beran of Redwood Valley. Helmbrecht and Doolittle came up short in their follow-up, however, falling 6-4, 6-1, to fourth-seeded Anna Braun/Alyvia Behr of Jordan.

Boys’ CC wins at W-M

Another round of rain couldn’t keep the Glencoe-Silver Lake cross-country teams from the swift completion of their appointed rounds at the Watertown Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The Panther boys took first place in the five-team competition, while the girls came in second in their 5,000-meter race.
Connor Hallaway placed third overall with a run of 18 minutes, 17.55 seconds to lead GSL to the team victory.
Right behind Hallaway was Oscar Peña, who finished fourth in 18:23.42, as the Panthers placed four runners in the top seven spots.

Soccer goes out with flair

Following a winless regular season, the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ soccer team made some postseason noise before bowing out of the Section 2A Tournament last week.
After defeating Worthington in penalty kicks in the playoff opener on Saturday, Oct. 6, the Panthers exploded in their second-round sectional game at Jordan on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
A team that managed just two non-shootout goals over 14 games that preceded it, 18th-seeded GSL pounded four regulation scores past the Jaguars to win 4-3 over the 10th-seeded hosts.

Football falls again, loses to Cardinals

Despite a valiant effort, the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team lost its fifth consecutive game with a 21-0 defeat against visiting Annandale – the eighth-ranked team in Class AAA – on Friday, Oct. 12.
A scoreless first quarter was highlighted by a goal line stand from the GSL defense, which kept the Cardinals at bay from the one-yard line and forced a turnover on downs.

MnDOT offering planning grants for safe routes to school

Glencoe-Silver Lake Superintendent Chris Sonju said the district is considering an application to the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program for a planning assistance grant to develop safer routes for students to walk and bicycle to and from school each day.
“Planning assistance grants are the first step for communities to assess their current conditions for walking and bicycling to school and decide what they need to strategically and effectively implement a Safe Routes to School program,” said Dave Cowan, SRTS coordinator.

New Auburn Legion Auxiliary, VFW Post 7266 OK donations

President Phyllis Schwanke called the New Auburn American Legion Post No. 7266 Auxiliary meeting to order.
Bernice Polzin read the opening prayer and Arlene Moore read the Patriotic Instructor. Secretary and treasurer reports were read and accepted. General orders, a letter from St. Cloud veterans, and applications are ready for students who want to apply for scholarships from December to February.
Books were inspected and approved.
The Prisoner of War and Missing in Action candle was lit and a moment of silence was observed.

Silver Lake City Council approves shed/ambulance storage remodel, waits on PD upgrades

The Silver Lake City Council approved a plan to update and remodel the city-owned shed that is attached to the city office building at its meeting Monday, Oct. 15.
The plan, brought forth by Harvey Mikolichek and members of local organizations over the last couple of meetings, will heat and insulate the existing space to be used by the fire department for storage.

Time is seemingly running out on street project

Nothing says welcome to Minnesota than looking at a torn up street in front of your house … amid snowflakes!
The gallows humor of Minnesotans claims there are only two seasons in this state — construction and winter. Sunday, it was a combination of the two looking out my front room window.
Even the neighborhood squirrels seem a bit confused. As I was standing near my long gone curb and gutter peering into the gaping hole that was once 14th Street, I noticed a squirrel doing the same thing. It also seemed to be thinking: What the heck happened here?

Families still face discrimination in mental health care

By Sue Abderholden
This year, Mental Illness Awareness Week was Oct. 7-13. We celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the passage of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which was signed into law on Oct. 3, 2008. It is a momentous law, promising an end to discriminatory coverage of mental health treatment thus providing hope to millions of people who struggle to access appropriate mental health treatment.