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April 24th, 2019

Registration open for Brownton’s summer recreation programs

Families of children interested in participating in Brownton’s summer registration program can begin turning in registration sheets.
The Monday-Wednesday-Thursday program includes co-ed T-ball for children 5 years old by June 1 through first grade, softball for players in fourth through seventh grades, co-ed coach pitch for players in second and third grades, and baseball for fourth through seventh-graders.

S.L. City Council mulling Sunday hours for ‘Muni’

Should the City of Silver Lake decide to offer Sunday sales at its municipal on- and off-sale liquor operation? It’s a question the city council will discuss during a workshop Monday evening, April 29.
Opening the on- and off-sale portion of the business every Sunday is just one of the topics the council will take up at the 6:30 p.m. workshop at the Silver Lake Auditorium. The council will also discuss during the workshop whether children will be allowed in the Muni. City policy currently prohibits children from being in the facility.

Glencoe’s Friauf among trio advancing in Princess Kay judging

Glencoe’s Emma Friauf, Lester Prairie’s Grace Jeurissen and Elizabeth Krienke were selected to continue in the quest to represent and promote Minnesota’s dairy industry as Princess Kay.
The trio was among five princesses crowned at the McLeod County Dairy Association’s 66th Spring Banquet & Dairy Princess Coronation April 13th at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Breanna Wright of Hutchinson and Erynn Amundson were also crowned princesses.

City may switch North Greeley Avenue to two-way traffic

Since the 1930s, North Greeley Avenue has been a one-way street designed to make it easy for vehicles to reach the hospital in Glencoe. That may change if the city council agrees with the planning commission.
Planning commissioners voted unanimously Thursday, April 18, to recommend the city council change Greeley from a one-way street with parking on both sides of the street to a two-way street with parking on both sides of the street. The change, if approved, would impact North Greeley Avenue north of East 13th Street.

Teachers, school board to begin contract talks May 1

Representatives of Education Minnesota, Glencoe-Silver Lake, the union representing GSL School District’s teachers and the school board will begin talks on a new two-year contract Wednesday, May 1.

Exsted proposes creation of city comp. plan

A member of the Glencoe Planning Commission suggested the city should create a comprehensive plan to guide its growth and ongoing development in the short term and for years to come. The commission will consider the idea at an upcoming meeting.

Deputy, Raptor Center vet unable to save red-tailed hawk hit here

Deputy Ken Reynolds from the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office received an unfortunate phone call from the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center Wednesday, April 17. The red-tailed hawk he helped deliver to the arms of veterinarians had to be euthanized after the bird sustained a crushed pelvis and a broken knee.
To Reynolds’ dismay, and after being in contact with The Raptor Center periodically the next day, he was informed the hawk was euthanized. Reynolds said experts from the center noted the hawk was no stranger to near-death experiences.

GSL’s spring play is in the ‘cards’

Glencoe-Silver Lake High School will present its spring play, a flashback to the days when people used playing cards for entertainment.
Remember the days when people would sit around a table with family or friends and play an old-fashioned game of Rummy, Snap, or 500? Now imagine that you were a member of the deck of cards and all you wanted was to not be discarded and thrown away. This is the premise of Glencoe-Silver Lake High School’s spring play “Card Play.” It will be presented May 2, 3, 4, 7 p.m., and May 5, 2 p.m., in the high school auditorium.

Be informed: Family dairies aren’t receiving a fair price

To the editor,
I attended a program put on by the county agriculture extension educator titled, “Managing the Storm,” relating to family dairies, at the Glencoe City Center Dec. 10, 2018. Three panelists related their dairy experiences, the challenges and disappointments of their family dairy business.

A significant disparity: A tale of two tax rates in America

By Karen Seal Stewart
One year on from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the majority of Americans are seeing paltry benefits from President Donald Trump's tax cuts, if any at all, while the wealthiest among us are living like kings.
That’s because our tax code is so skewed in favor of the rich that there may as well be two different tax rates entirely: one for the top 1 percent, and another for everyone else. The fact is, that’s not far from the truth.