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December 3rd

Glencoe City Council approves 3% raises for employees in 2015

After closing its public hearing on the 2015 tax levy and budget Monday night, the Glencoe City Council debated what kind of raise it will give its city employees.
City Administrator Mark Larson said the preliminary budget approved in September had a built-in 3 percent raise for city workers, but he recommended a 2.5 percent raise instead.
Mayor Randy Wilson felt a 2 percent raise was better for the budget, but Council Member John Schrupp argued that the 3 percent raise was warranted.

School Board considers earlier first day for 2015

In 2015, the first day of school in the Glencoe-Silver Lake school district will be Tuesday, Sept. 8, due to a later Labor Day holiday, and Superintendent Chris Sonju suggested to the GSL School Board changing the school calendar so that school begins Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Sonju said at workshop session Nov. 24 that when school districts wish to change a school calendar, they must go through a legislative process, as Minnesota state law requires public schools to begin after Labor Day.

School backpack program grows, needs more help

In their fourth year of the backpack program, volunteers with Common Cup Ministry and Hunger-Free McLeod are packing close to 200 backpacks with food for underfed children in the Glencoe-Silver Lake and Hutchinson school districts. And the need continues to increase.

Jessica Grams joins Chronicle news staff

Jessica “Jess” Grams, 35, is the newest member to the team of reporters at The McLeod County Chronicle, and began employment Monday.
She will be covering the Glencoe-Silver Lake school district and the Silver Lake City Council, among other feature stories and events.
She is a 1998 graduate of GSL, and studied theater at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. There, she earned a bachelor of arts degree in theater, and worked as a high school theater teacher for four years after college.

Tree of Lights kicks off new holiday season

Three-vehicle accident

Community Thanksgiving

November 26th

June Koktan, 86, of Glencoe

June Koktan, 86, of Glencoe, passed away on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at St. Mary's Care Center in Winsted.
Graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m., at Holy Family Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at www.hantge.com.

Glencoe City Council agenda includes tax hearing, 2015 wages

The Glencoe City Council will meet Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center.

The annual taxation hearing will begin at 7:15 p.m., and the City Council will discuss the 2015 levy and employee wages.

Items for discussion include the medical cannabis proposal and an update on the demolition of the former Economart building.

County Board meeting, taxation hearing Tuesday

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will have its regular meeting Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., followed by its annual truth in taxation hearing at 6 p.m. Both will be held in the Commissioners Room in the courthouse.

Among agenda items for the meeting are the replacement of the fishing pier at the Lake Marion Regional Park, revision of the McLeod County tobacco and smoke-free workplace ordinance, and recommendations from the County Board's budget committee.