October 26th, 2016

Chamber hires Custer as president

There is a new face in the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce office (GACC).
Sally Custer officially took the helm as president of the GACC on Sept. 20.
She brings a wealth of Chamber and non-profit experience to the position.
For the past 12 years, Custer served as the executive director of the chamber in Buffalo.
Orignally from the Washington, D.C., area, Custer and her husband Ken live in Howard Lake, where they own a glass business.

School candidates asked about testing, transgender facilities

Two of the three candidates for the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board fielded a few questions at the Tuesday, Oct. 18, forum hosted by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce.
All three candidates are incumbents and are running unopposed. At the forum were Donna VonBerge and Kevin Kuester. Jamie Alsleben had another commitment and was unable.
The school board candidates came up to the table at the tail-end of the session, and most attendees had left after the city council forum.
One of the first questions fielded regarded transgender students and restrooms.

Candidates talk about gridlock, health care, transportation

Candidates for state legislative offices differed sharply on transportation and gridlock issues at a candidates forum hosted by the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Attending the forum were Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, and Amy Wilde, DFL-Dassel, who are competing for the Minnesota Senate District 18 seat, and Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, and Darrel Mosel, DFL-Gaylord, who are facing off in the Minnesota House District 18B race. Newman and Gruenhagen are the incumbents.

Panthers enter playoffs on hot streak

Heading into its Homecoming game, the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team was at its low point of the season, carrying a 1-3 record and a three-game losing streak into a Sept. 30 matchup against Watertown-Mayer.
The Panthers used the Royals as a springboard, winning 47-7 on Homecoming night to inaugurate a four-game winning streak that culminated in a come-from-behind 36-22 triumph at Litchfield to close the regular season with a 5-3 record.

Schroepfer tops in WCC West

A single hundredth of a second was the deciding margin as Glencoe-Silver Lake senior Austin Schroepfer legged his way to an individual title at the Wright County Conference West conference championship cross-country race on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Litchfield Golf Course.
Schroepfer out-ran conference runner-up Christopher Groth of Annandale with a victorious time of 16 minutes, 44.04 seconds to 16:44.05 for the Cardinal.

GSL volleyball wins third straight WCC West title

New London-Spicer didn’t make it easy, but the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team was able to overcome its upset-minded opponent and claim a third-consecutive Wright County Conference West championship by means of a five-game win over the host Wildcats in the circuit’s westernmost outpost on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
“It felt great to win the conference for the third year in a row,” middle hitter Maddie Monahan said. “It really shows all of our hard work in the summer and at practices pays off.”

October 19th

Budahn joins GRHS medical staff

Kristen Budahn, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS). A family medicine physician, Dr. Budahn sees patients of all ages for routine illness and injury care, preventive care and chronic condition management. She sees patients in the Glencoe clinic four days a week.
Obstetrics focus

Citizen council not needed

We are all so busy trying to figure who to vote for, or vote against, in the presidential election that we may not be aware of a proposed amendement to the Minnesota Constitution, which also will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.
The proposal would take away the state Legislature’s ability to set the salaries for state senators and representatives, and would instead delegate that task to a 16-member citizen council.

GSL gridders earn 3rd straight win

Spikers split, sectionals beckon