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June 12th, 2019

Stewart tables request for water line payment

The Stewart City Council, with Mayor Jason Peirce and Councilor Kevin Klucas absent, tabled a water line repair reimbursement at its meeting June 10.
Franciska Phillippi, Stewart, requested the city pay for the repair to her broken water line, costing $1,512.25 to repair. Councilors tabled the item for more information on the culpability of the city for the damages.
Councilors Curt Glaeser and Jim Eitel thought they’d be setting an undesirable precedent if they paid for the entirety of the damage, especially without looking further into the issue.

Brownton pushing for grocery store demolition on July 26 court date

The City of Brownton scheduled a court date with John Turner, of Rockford, on Friday, June 7, but a request for continuation rescheduled the hearing to Friday, July 26.
The hearing was intended to make a formal decision on the building Turner bought from the city at an auction early last year. The building was on the council’s December 2018 agenda to be razed because of safety hazards, but Turner attended the meeting and convinced the council to give him more time.

Controlled burn helps young firefighters learn

They can’t wait to graduate from the blue firefighter trainee helmets to the regular black helmets their certified brethren wear when they respond to a call for help.
Glencoe firefighters Jose Villanueva and Collin Gustafson and 13 other trainees from several other area fire departments took part in a training drill Saturday, June 8, in Helen Township, between Plato and Glencoe. The training exercise was intended to provide young firefighters the live fire training needed to graduate from trainee status to firefighter and give experienced firefighters a refresher to hone their skills.

Brownton Days slated for July 26-28

Brownton Days is scheduled for July 26, 27 and 28, starting with a meat raffle at 8 p.m. on Friday.
The 5K run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, kicking off a weekend of Brownton Days festivities.

(For the complete story, see the June 12 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Pola-Czesky Royalty hosting 2020 button design contest

he Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Royalty Committee is hosting a design contest for the 51st Pola-Czesky Days button.
The design must be actual size of the Pola-Czesky button, two inches in diameter and the design must have the “51st Annual Pola-Czesky Days, Silver Lake, MN. July 31, Aug. 1- 2, 2020.”

(For the complete story, see the June 12 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Piece by piece, new Head Start building coming together

After weeks of preparation and weather-related delays, the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council’s new Head Start building on the Christ Lutheran Church campus is coming together and should be ready to serve children next month.

GSL School District hosting free daily summer, breakfast, lunch program

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District is participating in the summer food service program and invites children to have a free meal.
Meals will be provided to all children, birth to age 18, without charge. The meals meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Breakfast and lunch are available at GSL Public School, 1621 16th St. E., Monday through Thursday, June 17-July 25. The service is closed July 4. Lunch only will be served at Lakeside Elementary School in Silver Lake, 229 Lake Ave., June 17 to July 25.

Drews honored to lead celebration of their hometown

They recall earlier Glencoe Days celebrations during a time when their children were younger and Mike was actively involved in helping keep things running smoothly.
Now Mike and Mary Ann Drew will take their children and grandchildren to the community festival June 20-23. The couple was recently honored to accept an invitation to serve as grand marshals of the community festival. They’ll ride up front during the Glencoe Days Parade Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m.

Three marching bands among highlights of Glencoe Days parade

The Glencoe Days parade, a staple of Glencoe Days festivities, is set to be a celebration with marching bands, drumlines, balloon animals, and other entertainment geared for the family.
The parade route will be altered from previous years because of road construction. The Glencoe Days Facebook page posted the following:
“We know that change is hard, but we can’t change road construction so we need to be flexible. Help us by spreading the word about the new parade route. The parade will start at 16th and Cedar; east to Ford; south to 14th Street; west back to Cedar.”

GSL School Board OKs preliminary budget

If the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s proposed budget for 2019-2020 follows the same course as this year’s budget, the district could once again need to tap its reserves and test the boundaries of its fund balance policy.