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February 28th, 2017

Glencoe Light & Power proposes rate changes to begin on April 1

Glencoe Light and Power Commission recently conducted an electric rate study, and Director Dave Meyer presented the results and proposed changes to the Glencoe City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Meyer explained that the commission is proposing a 1 percent power rate increase in 2017 with no proposed changes in 2018 and 2019. The power cost adjustment will also decrease from $.0344 to $.0094, providing the largest impact on residential billing.

Finance committee discusses TIF, Sunday liquor sales

Tax increment financing (TIF) is a tool available for governmental bodies and has the ability to capture and redirect new property taxes paid by new private development to promote development, which may not have occurred without the assistance.
With a couple of possible redevelopment opportunities and new council members, the Glencoe City Council reviewed the process at its finance committee meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Students not getting full history of USA, Republicans hear at county convention

American schools are doing their students a disservice by ignoring certain aspects of U.S. history, Janet Beihoffer told those gathered for the annual McLeod County Republicans convention Saturday morning. The convention was held at the Silver Lake Auditorium.
Beihoffer, who is the Minnesota Republican National Committee chairwoman, has roots in education. She currently is an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.
“Our students are not getting information on the founding of our country,” said Beihoffer.

Season comes to a close for matmen

The 2016-17 campaign came to a close for the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team at the Section 2AA individual meet last weekend. 
The two-day competition, held at snowbound Waseca High School on Feb. 24-25, saw a pair of GSL/LP wrestlers place as high as fourth, with no Panthers qualifying to move on to the state tournament.

GSL closes regular season with win

A three-game winning streak to conclude the regular season gave the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team a 15-11 overall record as the Panthers embarked on their playoff push this week.
The Panthers polished off Wright County Conference West opponents Mound Westonka and Rockford by respective scores of 68-45 and 80-47 last week to finish up the circuit with an 8-6 mark, good for a third-place conference tie with Litchfield. 

Panthers’ roar restored as sectional playoffs beckon

Consider that losing streak fully nipped in the bud. 
The Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team officially squelched any fears of a second-consecutive sub-.500 season by winning all three of its games last week to take a 14-11 into the final game of the regular season on Friday at Dassel-Cokato.

February 27th

Lila Jaskowiak, 86, of Lester Prairie

Lila Jaskowiak, 86, of Lester Prairie, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 1, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, and will continue Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.

February 23rd

City of Plato - Notice

City of Plato
CITY OF PLATO
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ISSUANCE OF
REVENUE BONDS UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTIONS 469.152
THROUGH 469.1655, AS AMENDED, FOR THE BENEFIT
OF GLENCOE REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

Hale Township - Meeting Date Change

Hale Township
HALE TOWNSHIP
Meeting Date Change
The Hale Township meeting has been changed from March 9 to March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hale Township hall.
        Tammy Stifter
Hale Township Clerk
(Published in The M cLeod County Chronicle February 22, March 1 and 8, 2017)
 

Round Grove Township - Notice

Round Grove
Township
Round Grove Township
The Round Grove Town board will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February, 28, 2017 starting at 7 p.m. at 2887 Ulm Ave., Stewart, MN 55385.
                Deb Zellmann, Clerk
Round Grove Township
320-510-2088
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle February 22, 2017)