June 10th, 2015

Plans shaping up for Glencoe Days

The annual Glencoe Days celebration is set for June 26-27.
A predecessor to the actual celebration will be the Dairy Day celebration on Thursday, June 25. That day’s activities include the Glencoe Lions Club picnic, machinery hill, Glencoe Fire Department display and “Adventures in Dairy Land,” all from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oak Leaf Park. The midway amusement rides also will open at 5 p.m. that day.

School Board OKs Aug. 31 start date

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board approved a revision to the 2015-2016 school year calendar at its meeting Monday night. The first day of school will be Aug. 31 and the last day for students will be May 20. Graduation will also be held on May 20.
The board received special approval from the Minnesota Department of Education to start before Labor Day because of the construction scheduled to begin in spring of 2016.
Also for the 2015-2016 school year, the board approved an increase to meal prices and activity fees.

County looks at County Road 54 fixes

McLeod County commissioners took a first step to fix the poor road conditions on County Road 54 between County Road 87 and County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 7 near Lake Marion.
A new road resurfacing process used on the four-mile stretch of road last year did not work out and ways to improve the road quality have been sought ever since.

City Council hears updates on project, Heat in the Street

Public Works Director Gary Schreifels updated the Glencoe City Council on the Lincoln Park street project at its meeting Monday, June 1.
Schreifels reported crews are working on installing the waterline on Eighth Street from Greeley Avenue by the skating rink to the water plant. The temporary line has been tied into the water plant to feed the neighborhood residents while crews continue to put in the new water lines.
The sanitary sewer line installation on Ford Avenue was expected to start Tuesday, June 2, and continue through the week, weather permitting.

Care Connection, Disabled American Veterans partnership

The Care Connection Thrift Store and Hutchinson Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary continued their partnership on June 3 with a donation of $250 from the auxiliary to the Allina Health Hospice that runs the store.

County Board amends CUP for gravel mining

A conditional use permit (CUP) for mining an existing gravel site in Bergen Township near Lester Prairie was approved by McLeod County Commissioners at the June 2 meeting after some tweaks were made to appease protesting residents.
Another CUP at the same site that includes production of hot mix asphalt was tabled because it was not made clear in the notice to residents. Another public hearing will be conducted in this case but the application fees will be waived.

Dedication ceremony

Connectcare/DAVA partners

Delbert E. Knuth, 86, of Glencoe

Delbert E. Knuth, 86, of Glencoe, entered eternal life on June 3, 2015, at Senior Class Care in Nisswa.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, June 9, at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe.

Patrick William Maiers, 74, of Willmar

Patrick “Pat”  William Maiers, 74, of Willmar, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at St. Cloud Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 6, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar, with burial in the church cemetery.