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May 20th, 2015

Memorial Day services set in Glencoe, other communities

Memorial Day services have been planned in Glencoe and surrounding communities for Monday, May 25.
The Glencoe observation is set for 10 a.m. in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School gymnasium, and is co-sponsored by VFW Post 5102 and American Legion Post 95. The guest speaker will be Mark Hoberg, a retired lieutenant colonel with the National Guard. The American Legion Post also will have a presence at Good Shepherd’s worship on Sunday morning, and at the St. Pius X Mass at the Catholic Cemetery at 9 a.m. Monday.

School Board accepts resignation of assistant principal

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District will be searching for a new assistant principal for its Lakeside Elementary School in Silver Lake.
At a special meeting Monday morning, the School Board accepted the resignation of Diane Schultz, who has been the assistant principal at Lakeside for two years. Superintendent Chris Sonju said Schultz has accepted a position as a principal with the Albert Lea School District. Her resignation is effective June 30.
School Board Member Donna VonBerge expressed concern about the turnover at Lakeside.

Lincoln Park start delayed; Council OKs deferred assessment resolution

While the Lincoln Park street reconstruction project did not get started on time, the Glencoe City Council Monday night approved a deferred assessment resolution to help strapped homeowners pay for those street and utility assessments.
City Administrator Mark Larson said Duininck Brothers was scheduled to start the reconstruction of streets and underground utilities on Monday for the 30 blocks surrounding Lincoln Park, but delays in completing another project pushed back that start until today (Wednesday).

13 GSL students attend national BPA conference

Thirteen students from Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) attended the National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America in Anaheim, California, May 5-10. The theme was “Imagine, Believe, Become.” They competed in various computer and business-related events at the conference. They also did sight-seeing and met other BPA members from throughout the United States.

Legislators to host town hall meetings

State Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, and state Reps. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, and Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, have set town hall meetings Thursday to answer questions and discuss this year’s legislative session.
Gruenhagen and Newman will have town hall meetings in Gaylord and Glencoe Thursday. The two will be at the Prairie House in Gaylord from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and then at the McLeod County Courthouse in Glencoe, in the county commissioners’ board room, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

School Board approves election results, plans next steps for project

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s unofficial May 12 election results are now official.
The School Board met in a special session Monday morning to officially canvass the election results, among other agenda items.
The official canvass shows that the district’s not-to-exceed $24.19 million building bond passed with 1,534 “yes” votes to 908 “no” votes, a 626-vote margin.
Business Manager Michelle Sander said there are a couple of “next steps.”

Scholarships announced at annual GSL senior night

A great number of scholarships was announced at Sunday evening’s Glencoe-Silver Lake High School senior awards program. The program was preceded by a banquet hosted by the booster  club.
Scholarships awarded included:
• American Legion Post 95, Glencoe, which gave five $500 scholarships: Aaron Boraas, Matthew Dahlke, Austin Maynard, Alyssa Overman and Courtney Zajicek.
• American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, Glencoe, two $200 scholarships: Becca Green and Josie Schmitt.

Supermileage team majestically returns from Kansas City, Brainerd competitions

With the sight of flashing lights and the sound of sirens, the Glencoe-Silver Lake Supermileage Team majestically returned home Tuesday, May 12, after a week of exhibition and competition in Kansas City and Brainerd.
“It was a lot of fun,” team co-captain Brent Duenow said. “We got to meet and talk to a bunch of people.”

Eagle Scout candidate helps spiff up BMX park

The Glencoe BMX park on Ninth Street East got a facelift last weekend, thanks to the efforts of Glencoe Boy Scout Michael Dietz.
Dietz, the son of Kevin and Linda Dietz of Glencoe, coordinated a landscaping, flagpole and other improvements project for the park as part of his application to become an Eagle Scout.
Michael Dietz said he and his dad heard about needed improvements at the park while having a conversation with Ryan Voss, manager of the park.

GSL School Board approves staffing changes at regular May 11 meeting

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board approved several staffing items as part of its consent agenda at its regular meeting Monday, May 11, including:
• Two retirements. Mary Eckhoff, business teacher, is planning to retire at the end of the current school year; as is Joan Cousins, a 28.5 hours-per-week paraprofessional in the Early Childhood Special Education program.