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September 12th, 2012

Board chairman unhappy with state over MMR, levy

The anger in Clark Christianson’s voice was obvious Monday night when the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board met in the Lincoln board room.
First, the chairman of the school board heard the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) would not alter errant data that put a bad light on GSL’s recent Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR), and then he heard MDE also messed up with the district’s preliminary budget levy numbers that threatened to delay approval of the local levy as required by law.

County Board keeps levy same for 3rd straight year

For the third straight year, McLeod County will not increase its property tax levy.
The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 4, approved a preliminary levy of just over $18.29 million, the same as it has since 2011.
At a budget workshop in late August, the County Board had heard that it would need to use about $88,000 in reserves to keep its general fund levy the same as the prior two years.
At the Sept. 4 meeting, McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer Cindy Schultz said her department had made further line-item adjustments, which reduced the amount of reserves needed to $65,537.

'Snowbird' ordinance gets second reading on 3-2 vote

Glencoe City Council last Tuesday, Sept. 4, approved third and final readings on an illicit discharge ordinance and an amendment to its ordinance on ATV use in the city.
But it took a 3-2 vote to get a second reading for a controversial “snowbird” ordinance that would ban all parking on city streets from Nov. 1 to April 1 between the hours of 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., or until the streets are plowed curb-to-curb.

City works on lease to put FSA in City Center

The city of Glencoe and the U.S. Department of Agriculure and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are in negotiations over FSA’s possible move to the Glencoe City Center.
The proposal would be for the FSA to take over the first floor of the west side of the west wing of the City Center, part of it currently occupied by the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce. The chamber office would be moved to the building’s basement and into the former community education office area, also on the west side of the City Center.

Daughter born to Arzate, Diaz

Crystal Arzate and Juan Santos Diaz of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Valentina Elenora Diaz, on Sept. 5, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Valentina weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Siblings are Sabina Esperanza, 7, and Dulce Maria, 5. Grandparents are Deb Douglas of Chaska, Jake and Patty Douglas of Ridgefield, Wash., Miguel Santos Contreras and Juana Diaz Mendoza of Guerrero, Mexico.

Podratz family welcomes first child

Kyle and Beth Podratz are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Ellie Eileen, on Aug. 30, 2012. Ellie weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Eileen Prieve of Hutchinson, Robert Heine of New Prague and Larry and Debbie Podratz of Gaylord.

Daughter born to Teubert, Durbin

Alyson Teubert and Tyler Durbin of St. Cloud announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Lucille Durbin, on Aug. 17, 2012, at the St. Cloud hospital. Avery weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19-1/2 inches in length. Grandparents are Chad and Nicole Teubert of Lester Prairie, Monica Nygren of Good Farming, Minn., Tina Durbin of Brownton and the late Jerry Durbin. Great-grandparents are Sandra Anderson of Lester Prairie, Alan and Jean Teubert of Hutchinson, Mark and Rina Nygren of Eden Prairie, Marlene Nowak of Brownton, Ronald Povick of Hibbing and Don and Betty Durbin of Cloquet.

Son born to Avarado, Cruz

Rosalinda Avarado and Jesus Ruel Cruz of Glencoe announce the birth of their son, Romeo Xavier Cruz, on Aug. 24, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Romeo weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparent is Adalia Alvarado of Glencoe.

Son born to Gregory family

David and Deborah Gregory of Hutchinson announce the birth of their son, Liam Maurice, on Aug. 22, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Liam weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. His older sister is Brenna. Grandparents are Dennis and Diane Sweely of Brownton, Maurice Gregory of North Attleboro, Mass., and the late Gertrude Gregory.

Nelsons welcome home son

Tyler and Melissa Nelson of Plato announce the birth of their son, Max Calvin, on Aug. 20, 2012, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Max weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His older siblings are Jack and Noah. Grandparents are Alan and Deb Brantingham of St. Paul, Rick Nelson of St. Francis and Dan and Mary Joe Dammann of Glencoe. Great-grandparents are Clancey and Teri Campbell of Winsted and Lillian Dammann of Lester Prairie.