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July 10th, 2019

Blue Jays fall below .500

Plato starter Chris Odegaard pitched the first nine innings of a 3-2, 10-inning loss to Glencoe last week, striking out five batters.

Finishing what Mother Nature started

Working with Becker’s Tree Service of Glencoe Friday, July 5, Shawn Abrams removed the remnants and stump of a sugar maple at the corner of East 15th Street and North Baxter Avenue. The tree was blown down during the storm the previous weekend. Abrams and Gene Becker estimated the tree was about 100 years old.

VFW prepping for sub-district playoffs

The Glencoe VFW Post 5102 baseball team dropped a pair of games to Excelsior last week, falling 1-0 on the road Tuesday, July 2 and 8-5 at home six days later. Dawson Meyer (pictured) and his VFW teammates are scheduled to play Hutchinson on Wednesday and Jordan on Thursday before commencing the sub-district playoffs at Gaylord Monday.

Group blends passion for gardening with service to community

Volunteers like (from left) Eileen Harff, Linda Roisum, Roger and Gloria Hilgers help the city plant and maintain flower gardens in city facilities and water hanging baskets downtown.

Round and ‘round

Children in the Glencoe-Silver Lake Early Childhood Family Education’s Panther Adventure Club made good use of the playground at the ECFE facility outside Lincoln Elementary School Friday afternoon, July 5. Gordon Levesque (right) and Elsie Schauer (left) were among a group of children with their young-adult supervisors played on the playground equipment and played games before a passing rain shower brought their time outdoors to an untimely end.

CRVL co-leading Bruins enter a crucial week of season

While continuing to sit in a three-team dead heat atop the Crow River Valley League and Region 7C standings, the Brownton Bruins opened the month of July with a pair of non-league home victories against Gaylord and New Ulm.
Brownton got in some pre-Independence Day fireworks by means of a 5-0 win over Gaylord on Tuesday, July 2.
Josh Wendlandt started on the mound for the Bruins, going three innings with three strikeouts and four hits allowed.
However, it was reliever Seth Schuette that awarded the win after 10 strikeouts with two hits and one walk given up in six frames of work.

Legion squad sweeps Watertown

It was a triumphant return to the ball field for the Plato American Legion Post 641 baseball team on Monday, July 8, as the squad swept a doubleheader at Watertown.
Between rain, circumstance and the Independence Day break, Plato hasn’t seen all that much action recently. However, the squad showed little signs of rust despite competing for just the second time in two weeks.
Post 641 was all over Watertown from the start in Game 1, scoring five runs over the first two innings, compared to just one for the hosts, en route to a 10-1 win.

Brewers remain near top of CRVL

A 3-2, extra-inning victory at Plato on Sunday, July 7, was the third victory in a row for the Glencoe Brewers, as the team moved to within a game of .500 overall.
Glencoe entered the week with an 8-5 record in the Crow River Valley League after rallying to defeat the Blue Jays in 10 innings.
Starting pitcher Korey Johnson held Plato scoreless for six innings before the hosts struck for a pair of runs with one out in the seventh.
The 2-0 deficit did not last, however, as the Brewers rallied for a pair of scores in the top of the eighth.

Blue Jays fall below .500

It’s been a rough start to July for the Plato Blue Jays as the squad dropped its first two games of the month to drop two games below .500 on the summer.
Plato headed to Minnetonka for a non-league game on Tuesday, July 2, and ended up on the wrong side of a 17-0 decision in seven innings.
The Blue Jays sent a youthful squad on the road trip, minus several of the team’s key contributors.
It was a lopsided affair, with the hosts putting up seven runs in the opening inning en route to scoring in five of six turns at the plate.

Brownton officer displeased with sick pay policy

Logan Anderson, part-time Brownton police officer and full-time McLeod County sheriff’s deputy, stood before the Brownton City Council to encourage the council to reconsider its sick pay policy for full-time employees.
Anderson was a full-time employee with the Brownton Police Department and part-time with the sheriff’s office before deciding to go a different route after almost three years.