December 14th

Planning Commission recommends minor subdivision ordinance for city

The city of Glencoe Planning Commission sent a recommendation to the City Council to approve a new minor subdivision ordinance.
Assistant City Attorney Mark Ostlund presented the proposed ordinance to the planning commission on Thursday, Dec. 8.
Ostlund said the goal of the new ordinance is to simplify real estate transactions within the city.
The request for the new ordinance stemmed from the sale of a parcel of land that was recently sold in the newly formed industrial park on the west end of the city.

December 13th

Busy weekend for Panther wrestlers

It was a busy weekend for the Glencoe-Silver Lake/ Lester Prairie wrestling team. The Panthers grappled in a triangular meet at Northfield on Friday, Dec. 9, then headed back east for a tournament in Chanhassen the next day.
It was a rough evening for GSL/LP at Northfield, with the Panthers coming up on the short end of both of its matches – losing 57-13 to the host Raiders and 66-6 to fellow triangular competitor New Prague.

Gymnasts open season at Northfield

The Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team got its season off to a spirited start at the "Winter Wonderland" meet in Northfield on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Due to the snowy conditions, only four of the eight teams scheduled to appear at the Northfield Gymnastics Center actually showed up for the competition, making for a quick day for the Panthers.

Hot-shooting Hutch thwarts GSL

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team dropped to 2-2 on the season with a 98-70 loss at hot-shooting Hutchinson on Friday, Dec. 9.
“It was a great game,” coach Jeff Monahan said. “We would have liked to have defended better, but when the other team shoots the lights out like that, what are you going to do?”

Panthers take down Tigers

It was a happy night for the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys' basketball team as the Panthers recorded their first win of the season on Friday, Dec. 9, at Hutchinson.
GSL improved to 1-3 on the season and kept the Tigers winless this winter by means of a 65-50 victory that provided the Panthers a taste of happiness after a difficult start to the season. 

December 12th

Gary ‘Sparky’ Johnson, 68, of New Germany

Gary “Sparky” Johnson, 68, of New Germany, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia.
Memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are pending with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.
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December 9th

McLeod County - Homestead

McLeod County - Notice 2nd Half Ag Property Taxes Due


McLeod County
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that the regular meeting of the McLeod County Planning Commission has been scheduled on Wednesday, the 23rd day of November 2016 at 9:30 A.M. in the North Complex (Driver License Center) North Half-Large Conference Room (south side of Bldg.) at 2391 Hennepin Avenue North in Glencoe, Minnesota.

Round Grove Township - Meeting Notice

Round Grove Township
The Round Grove Town board will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, November 14, 2016 beginning at 7 p.m. at the home of the chairperson.
Deborah Zellmann, Clerk
Round Grove Township
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle November 9, 2016)