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November 5th, 2014

Redskins nickname: tradition or racial slur?

For several weeks before Sunday’s Vikings-Redskins’ game, The Chronicle received e-mails from organizations touting their plans to rally in the Twin Cities to protest the use of “Redskins” as a team name.
Our gut reaction was that this was another attempt at making society overly “politically correct,” or “PC” as the abbreviation goes, to cater to the hypersensitivity of special interest groups.

An American icon beheaded — by me

Whatever I may accomplish in my career with McLeod Publishing, I suspect my co-workers will always remember me as the person who beheaded an American icon.
We have two candy machines on our front counter. The candy is supposed to be for any child who comes in while mom or dad is renewing their subscription or placing an ad, but the reality is that the employees are constantly hovering around them.
One machine is a giant bubble with a motion-activated sensor. Wave your hand under the spout and candy will plop into it.

Thank our veterans on Nov. 11

To the Editor:
The members of the American Legion Auxiliary Silver Lake Unit 141 would like to express sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting us. Thank you for the security we have and feel here at home.
We know you sacrificed much for your country and all of us.
And though you may no longer wear a uniform, we know you’re always on call to serve and protect the freedom and security of the United States of America.

Goal for Nov. 19 Glencoe blood drive: 124 units

To the Editor:
We are at two weeks and counting down!
The Glencoe Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 1 to 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center ballroom.
This is our third and last blood drive of 2014 and the American Red Cross has set our goal at 124 units. We fell slightly short of our goal at our July blood drive; we hope to make and even surpass the goal set for us this time.
The need for blood and platelets is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply.

Cross Country team did an awesome job at state

To the Editor:
As parents of a 2014 GSL cross country team member, we would like to thank all the teammates, former teammates, fans, friends and families who showed up to support our cross country team in the state championship meet on Saturday at Northfield.

Glencoe site considered for medical cannabis

Allay Sciences, LLC, approached the Glencoe City Council Monday night looking for support to manufacture medical cannabis in Glencoe, pending approval from the state of Minnesota.
Suzanne Garry, a representative from Allay, told the Council that the company has applied for a Minnesota medical cannabis manufacturing license and, if approved, would manufacture cannabis at 1207 Cardinal Ave. N in Glencoe.

County Board updated on jail project, sets workshop

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners had already planned a Nov. 13 workshop to discuss its jail expansion and courthouse security project, but will take an extra hard look at it after hearing Tuesday morning that the project’s anticipated cost is $7.1 million, about $200,000 more than the original estimate of $6.9 million.
John McNamara of Wold Architects presented more detail designs for the project, which he said will allow his company to create construction documents for the bid process.
He added that he expects to go out on bids in February.

Woodworking club up and running

Anyone interested in seeing the culmination of a two-year effort to create a woodworking club is welcome to attend an open house Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Glencoe City Center.
Along with finding out about the club, attendees can munch on hammer-shaped cookies and perhaps see a wooden bowl being created on one of the club’s “ringmaster” lathes.
The open house is being held in conjunction with the annual Season Sampler.

Trailblazer Joint Powers Board updated on Wright County service

Trailblazer Transit provided a minimum of 11,545 one-way rides in Wright County during the months of July through September, according to statistics presented to the Joint Powers Board Thursday morning.
Trailblazer Transit started providing service with the Wright County borders in June.

Glencoe City Council moves ahead with Lincoln Park plans

The Glencoe City Council approved going ahead with preparations for plans and specifications for the Lincoln Park public improvement project at its meeting Monday evening.
John Rodeberg, city engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), said estimated project costs total $6.36 million, down from the initial estimate of $6.47 million.
The project includes the reconstruction of the street surfaces and the replacement of deteriorating and undersized water and sewer lines on the 25-block area surrounding the park.