February 4th, 2015

Blizzard Blast

Glencoe City Council approves 30-block Lincoln Park project

After more than three years of planning and designing, the second of a three-phased comprehensive street improvement plan received approval from the Glencoe City Council Monday night on a 4-1 vote. Council Member Allen Robeck voted no.
The reconstruction project involves a 30-block area round Lincoln Park and could begin in late April or early May. The project is expected to be substantially completed in November. The final layer of street bituminous will be completed in June 2016.

Paul Douglas talks climate change with area farmers

Whether one believes in global warming, or thinks there is just a blip in climactic trends, weather has changed over the past several years, meteorologist Paul Douglas told members of the McLeod County Corn & Soybean Growers Association Saturday night.
The association had its annual meeting and dinner at the Pla-Mor Ballroom Saturday and Douglas, who has been a meteorologist for Twin Cities television stations and the Star Tribune, was the guest speaker.

McLeod Publishing earns 5 awards in MNA contest

McLeod Publishing, Inc., garnered five awards in the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.
The awards were announced at the association’s annual convention, held Thursday and Friday of last week in Bloomington.
Alissa Hanson, a creative designer with The McLeod County Chronicle and the Glencoe Advertiser, received a first-place award in the self-promotion or house ad category.

County Planning Commission gives nod to permit for mining

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission took an application for a mining conditional use permit that was a bit unusual at its Wednesday, Jan. 28, meeting.
Rather than mining for gravel or sand, brothers Shane and Brett Madsen want to dig up an old demolition landfill in Rich Valley Township, reduce the slope of the property, and restore the land for farming.
“It’s potentially a win-win  proposal,” Zoning Administrator Larry Gasow told the commission.

Tim Orth Jamboree date, recipients are announced

The 17th-annual Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Basketball Jamboree is set for Saturday, March 28, at the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) High School gymnasium.
Doors open at 4 p.m. with games starting at 5:30 p.m. There is a charge for admission.

City approves spending up to $37,000 to demolish barber shop

The Glencoe City Council overrode a suggestion from Mayor Randy Wilson and the chamber’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) and approved up to $37,000 for the demolition of the Denny’s Barber Shop building on Greeley Avenue.

City seeks candidates for Charter Commission

With five of the 10 members of the Glencoe Charter Commission up for appointment, Glencoe City Council on Monday night opened up a 30-day period seeking candidates for the five two-year positions.
Currently holding the two-year positions are Charles Lemke, Duane Klaustermeier, Brian Schlagel, Peter Arnold (who resigned after moving from town), John Winter and former Council Member Lori Adamietz.
Holding four-year terms are Tim Kaczmarek, Linda Radtke, Council Member Gary Ziemer, Marie Thurn and Mayor Randy Wilson.

Students enjoy intensity, challenges of Mock Trial

Glencoe-Silver Lake’s (GSL) Mock Trial team is having one of its most successful years of its existence — currently 3-1 as it headed into its final competition Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Carver County Courthouse.
But its participants have found the activity far more fulfilling than its win-loss ratio.
Many of the team members jokingly claim they joined Mock Trial from “peer pressure” by GSL instructor Tom Schoper, one of the team’s advisers.

McLeod Publishing earns 5 newspaper awards