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September 19th, 2017

Workshop provides indepth look at city’s budget, financial needs

City of Glencoe Finance Director Todd Trippel briefly presented the preliminary levy proposed for 2018 at the city council’s finance workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Jon VanDamme hired as municipal liquor store manager

The Glencoe City Council approved the administration’s recommendation to hire Jon VanDamme as manager for the Glencoe Municipal Liquor Store.
The city received seven applications after choosing to re-advertise the position as “liquor store manager” instead of “assistant liquor store manager.” City Administrator Mark Larson, Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke and City Finance Director Todd Trippel interviewed three of the seven applicants.

Diamond Avenue railroad crossing to close next spring

The railroad crossing on Diamond Avenue, just east of Glencoe, will be closed to vehicle traffic next spring.
On Tuesday, the McLeod County Board approved a resolution that will allow the crossing to be closed. The state will compensate the county $137,048 to close the crossing, which Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst said could be diverted toward the Morningside Avenue extension in the city of Glencoe, which will create a new railroad crossing northeast of Coborn’s.

City Council denies preliminary plat

The Glencoe City Council approved the Planning and Industrial Commission’s recommendation to deny a preliminary plat for 10 lots in Glenview Estates with a 3-2 vote at its Monday night meeting.
Many neighboring property owners attended the meeting. Mayor Randy Wilson acknowledged the concerns that were brought up at the public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 14, including the small lot size, the number of cars that would be parked in the neighborhood and the the fact the houses would not match the character of the existing homes.

Cross-country teams place third and sixth at NYA Invite

The Glencoe-Silver Lake cross-country running teams returned to a familiar course at Baylor Regional Park for the Norwood Young America Lions Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Both the Panther squads finished high in their respective five-kilometer runs, with the GSL girls taking third out of 13 teams and the boys placing sixth out of 18 clubs.
Maddie Lemke led the Panther girls by placing 17th in the girls’ race with a time of 21 minutes, 44.6 seconds.
Malayh Metcalf took 18th in a time of 21.51.1, with Ellie Schmidt close behind in 21st with a run of 21:56.8.

Panthers fall to Tigers, 21-9

Points were hard to come by for the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team in its home opener against Delano on Friday, Sept. 15.
The Panthers took an early lead, but were entirely stifled after halftime as the Tigers rallied for a 21-9 victory at Stevens Seminary Stadium.
There was a promising start to a warm evening as Delano botched its first punt of the game to set the hosts up at the Tiger 4-yard line.
Before three minutes had elapsed in the contest, GSL was into the end zone as sophomore running back Will Higgins recorded his first varsity touchdown on a one-yard dash.

Tennis nets a victory

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ tennis team earned its second win of the year, and first since the opening day of the season, with a 5-2 defeat of Southwest Christian at the Hutchinson Invitational on Friday, Sept. 15.
“It was good to get a win there,” coach Robb DeCorsey said. “Probably could’ve won it 6-1, but it was good for the girls to get a win.”
The Panthers took three of four singles matches, with Justine Helmbrecht winning 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1, Katie Doolittle winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 and Krissy Major winning 6-4, 6-0 at No. 4.

Panther spikers drop two to begin road trip

Losses at Mayer Lutheran as well as Annandale last week dropped the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team two matches below .500 on the season.
The Panthers, in the midst of a five-date road trip, narrowly came up on the short end against the Cardinals, losing three of four games by a total of six points.
GSL dropped the first two games 25-23, 26-24, before winning the third game 25-21. However, the Cardinals gritted out the fourth and deciding game 26-24 to take the evening’s victory.

September 14th

City of Brownton-Council Meeting

City of Brownton
Brownton City Council
September 5, 2017
Bayley Schluter from McLeod County Historical Partnership updated council on the timeline to hire a candidate to catalog the 800 memorabilia objects from the Brownton School. This catalog process is being completed via grant received to fund the project. All the information will be cataloged via photo, 3D photo, scanned, and will then put into spreadsheets available to the public. Disaster Preparedness Training is also being offered to learn how to respond to and preserve the collection in the event of an actual disaster.

McLeod County- Public Hearing

McLeod County

Public Hearing

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding buffer ordinance at a regularly scheduled meeting on October 17, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the South Ballroom in the Glencoe City Center in the City of Glencoe, Minnesota. The public is invited to attend.

(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle Sptember 13, 2017)