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November 14th, 2018

President signs Klobuchar’s ‘opioid epidemic’ bill into law

President Donald Trump recently signed Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act, Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, and Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act into law as part of a larger piece of bipartisan legislation to address the opioid epidemic.

State students top national average on ACTs

Minnesota students again topped the nation on the ACT college entrance exam. The state was first among the 19 states where 90 percent or more students took the college entrance exam, earning a composite score of 21.3.

Lakeside students win Lions’ ‘Peace Poster’ contest

Avril Kosek and Autumn Schuch, sixth-graders from GSL’s Lakeside Elementary School, have won local Peace Poster competition sponsored by the Silver Lake Lions Club.
Savannah Bonderman and Rita Tkachenko earned second-place honors for their entries. The club sponsors two winners.

State students top national average on ACTs

Minnesota students again topped the nation on the ACT college entrance exam. The state was first among the 19 states where 90 percent or more students took the college entrance exam, earning a composite score of 21.3.

‘Operation Christmas Child’ brings area youth together

They see their work collecting, purchasing, packaging and wrapping small toys and personal care items in boxes for children who don’t know these luxuries as a win-win. They get to enjoy the joy of helping children in need while sharing Christian fellowship with other area youth.

Woman contends her dog is not dangerous

Sarah Mallory is fighting the city for what she says is the right to keep her dog.
She’s concerned a panel of council members might recommend to the full city council to declare her dog, “Indy,” a potentially dangerous dog under the terms of a seldom-used city ordinance.
That designation means if Mallory is to keep Indy, she must obtain a $50,000 surety bond to cover medical expenses should “Indy” bite anyone else.

Voters reject GSL School District’s operating levy request

Despite displays of support during a series of informational meetings and a dearth of organized opposition, voters rejected the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s request for additional funding for operational expenses by a wide margin.
The measure failed Election Day (Nov. 6), 2,850 (56.55 percent) to 2,190 (43.45 percent). It failed in the school district’s cities, 1,575 to 1,351, and failed in the townships, 1,275 to 839.

Glencoe, Silver Lake, GSL voters back new faces: Voters return Allen Robeck to at-large seat on city council

Glencoe and Silver Lake’s city councils, along with the GSL School Board, will have some new faces on them after ballots from the Nov. 6 Election Day voting were counted.
The election displayed McLeod County voters’ strong level of participation. Voters in the county participated at a level exceeding 71½ percent. Statewide, over 63.8 percent of the eligible voters cast ballots Nov. 6.

Glencoe
In Glencoe, Councilor Allen Robeck defeated Michael Drew for the councilor-at-large seat, 1,120 to 827.

November 8th

David Wagner, 80, of New Auburn

David Wagner, 80, of New Auburn, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, at her home on New Auburn.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn with interment at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
An online guest book is available at www.mcbridechapel.com

Elvera Mackenthun, 93, of Norwood Young America

Elvera Mackenthun, 93, of Norwood Young America, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, at her home at The Harbor in Norwood Young America.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Arrangements are with the McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.
An online guest book is available at www.mcbridechapel.com