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January 10th, 2018

Lorna E.R. Shanahan, 98, of Glencoe

Lorna Esther Rose (Grenke) Shanahan, 98, of Glencoe, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 8, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “How Great Thou Art” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” The congregational hymn was “Amazing Grace.
Casket bearers were David Schiroo, Jim Jensen Jr., Jeff Templin, Lori Allen, Anissa Parsons and Angela Marshall. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Carmen Johnson-Klassen, Glencoe

Carmen Johnson-Klassen, 46, of Glencoe, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at her home.
A private family celebration of life will be held at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson with Chaplain Penny Entringen officiating. Soloist Cory White will sing “I Can Only Imagine.” The congregational hymn will be “Amazing Grace.” Special music will be “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper and “Seasons of Love” from the Broadway musical “Rent.”

Karen Leona Martin, 78, of Plato

Karen Leona (Wilkens) Martin, 78, of Plato, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe.
Memorial services were held Sunday, Jan. 7, at Friedens (County Line) Church in rural Norwood Young America, with the Rev. Matthew Orendorff officiating. Carol Heckmann was the organist. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.”

January 9th

Is Morningside project dead? Our view: A scheduled workshop may answer that question for us

A motion was made at the Glencoe City Council’s Jan. 2 meeting to sign an agreement with McLeod County regarding the Morningside Avenue extension project. That motion died for a lack of a second.

Glencoe man faces charges after allegedly shaking baby

Timothy Daniel Miller, 24, of Glencoe, is facing a felony charge of assault in the first degree – great bodily harm after allegedly shaking a 51⁄2-month-old child on Jan. 4.
According to a criminal complaint filed in McLeod County District Court, Glencoe police responded to a home on Baldwin Avenue at about 10 a.m. that day, where a baby was found to be non-responsive and breathing shallowly. Miller allegedly admitted to shaking the baby. Miller was the only caretaker in the house at the time.

County to reconsider reimbursement to management company for MRF

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will consider increasing the amount it pays to Green Forest Recycling Services to $75 per ton for materials shipped to end markets from the current rate of $56 per ton.
Green Forest was hired by the County Board in 2017 as a private contractor to manage the county’s materials recovery facility (MRF), which handles the items collected through recycling.

First baby of 2018 at GRHS

Rural Glencoe shed destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed a shed and two vehicles on Harvest Road north of Glencoe Sunday night.
Glencoe Fire Chief Ron Grack said the department received the page at about 6:30 p.m., and was on scene for about three hours.
The shed was fully involved when the department arrived, Grack added. The approximately 30-foot by 40-foot shed was located at the Wayne and Kim Strong property. The shed was a wood-frame building lined with tin.
Grack said his department was aided by Silver Lake with a tanker and manpower, and water tanker trucks from Lester Prairie and Hutchinson.

GSL captures title at Laq qui Parle Valley

On Saturday, Jan. 6, the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Knowledge Bowlers traveled to Lac qui Parle Valley High School in western Minnesota, to compete against other teams from Region 6. Lac qui Parle Valley calls its meet “Nerdtopia” and enjoys putting in an unusual number of questions about “nerdy” subjects such as video games, specific TV shows and books (“Game of Thrones,” “Dr. Who,” and so on), and certain collectibles. For many students some of these questions were extremely difficult.

Read the full story in the Jan. 10 edition of The Chronicle.

January 4th

City of Silver Lake - Notice

City of Silver Lake
The City Council of the City of Silver Lake, Minnesota does hereby ordain:
Section 1. Chapter 10, Section 5, Subd. 3 shall be amended as follows:
Subd 3. When City to do Work.