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February 20th, 2018

Glencoe is 5th safest city in state

Glencoe is the fifth safest city in Minnesota, according to Safewise, a company that specializes in safety and home security.
Safewise recently listed the top 20 safest cities in Minnesota, and Glencoe ranked fifth. Safewise looks at population, and property crime and violent crime rates when determining the safest cities.
Glencoe, with a population of 5,495, had just .18 violent crimes for each 1,000 people in its population, and a property crime rate of 12.37 per 1,000 people.
The statistics were based on 2016 FBI crime reports.

Tim Orth Jamboree set April 7

The 20th annual Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Basketball Jamboree will be held at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Gymnasium Saturday, April 7. The doors open at 4 p.m. with the games beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $8 and all students is $6.

Carver County sheriff to retire at end of year

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson announced Feb. 6 that he will be retiring at the end of this year and will not be seeking re-election. He has been with the sheriff’s office for 31 years, and served two terms as sheriff.

Homeward Bound to offer performing arts classes

Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer performing arts classes Saturday, March 3, through Saturday, March 24, at the Panther Field House in Glencoe.
“A Land of Fairy Tales” will run each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and kindergarten through third-grade students can enjoy tales from Aesop’s Fables, such as “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse,” “The Hare and the Tortoise” and “The Goose with Golden Eggs.”

Gonzalez girls chosen for state Little Miss pageants

Olivia and Juliana Gonzalez, daughters of Jorge and Sarah Gonzalez of Silver Lake, have both been selected by America’s Little Miss Organzation to represent McLeod County in state-level competitions.
Olivia Gonzalez will be competing in the “America’s Princess Minnesota” pageant in Bloomington in April, and Juliana Gonzalez will be in the “America’s Toddler Competition,” also to be held in April in Bloomington. The pageants are “non-glitz” events that encourage young ladies to showcase their personalities from within.

Son born to Odden family

Chris and Kasey Odden of Staples announce the arrival of a son, Declan Christopher, born Jan. 10, 2018, at Lakewood Hospital in Staples. Declan weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He joins a brother, Jackson, and a sister, Alexis. Grandparents are Paul and Shari Schultz of Silver Lake and Larry and Jeanne Odden of Staples. Great-grandparents are Aggie Fiecke, Silver Lake; and Ken and Marylee Becker and John and Norma Odden, all of Staples.

Boesche awarded master’s

Lindsay Boesche, Glencoe, was awarded her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, at its 2017 winter commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16.

Named to Bemidji dean’s list

Jennifer Illg, Grayson Maresh and Eric Villnow of Glencoe and Shauntel Stahlke of Plato were all named to the Bemidji State University fall 2017 dean’s list. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled for 12 credits and attain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Locals graduate from college

Katlin Stockman, Melissa Mallak and Kacie Walker, all of Glencoe, all graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, at the end of the fall semester. Commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 16.

Kuehn named to Luther list

Madeline Kuehn of Plato, a sophomore at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, has been named to the 2017 fall semester dean’s list. To be named to the list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled for 12 credit hours.