November 15th, 2016

Fire, law, medical agencies respond to ammonia leak

Emergency personnel responded to an anhydrous ammonia leak north of Brownton Monday night, an incident that lasted into the early morning hours on Tuesday.
The leak was reported at about 10:54 p.m. and occurred in a farm field on Plum Avenue, north of 90th Street, about a mile north of Brownton.
An equipment issue allowed the ammonia to leak, and a heavy, dense fog kept the ensuing “cloud” close to the ground. Because of the dense fog, there were some vehicles that accidentally drove into the cloud before retreating.

School Board approves contracts on split votes

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board, in two separate actions, voted 4-2 to approve contracts for six district employees.
The contracts for Activities Director Dean Schwirtz and district office staff members Becky Dahl, Crystal Dahlke, Carol Dammann, Dawn Peterson and Lori Peterson were approved.
The contracts are effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2018.

Students, parents embrace Project Lead the Way projects

Many students will drag their feet when it comes to doing homework, which makes it somewhat startling to learn that about 140 students at Glencoe-Silver Lake volunteered to take on unassigned work.
About 85 students at Helen Baker Elementary and approximately another 50 at Lakeside took on projects through the school’s Project Lead the Way program, part of its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) effort.
And not only did students take on the extra work, they got their parents involved, too.

Girls’ hoops aimed at state

There’s no hiding the fact that the 2015-16 season is one of high expectations for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team. 
Eight months removed from a Section 2AA North subsectional loss to St. Peter that ended their season, the Panthers return several integral pieces of a team that went 15-13 overall and 8-6 in the brutal Wright County Conference West last season. 
“I believe we should compete for a section title,” coach Jeff Monahan said. 

Panthers look toward winter

With the probability of the season’s first snowfall this week, most of the Glencoe-Silver Lake winter sports teams have yet to officially begin practice. 
With the 2016-17 season getting off to a little bit later of a start than last year, there’s been a bit of a lull in the local gymnasiums, with only the GSL seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams having taken up the yoke of winter competition.

Monahan signs with Drake

Glencoe-Silver Lake senior Maddie Monahan, who holds the career scoring record for the Panther girls’ basketball team, committed herself last week to attending Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and playing collegiate hoops for the Bulldogs.
“After visiting there a couple of times, I realized (Drake) was the place for me,” Monahan said. 

November 11th

Glencoe to have 2 new council members

The city of Glencoe will have two new council members Jan. 1, according to unofficial election results.
Milan Alexander defeated incumbent Daniel Perschau 367-253 in Precinct 1 and Cory Neid defeated incumbent Kevin Dietz 316-281 in Precinct 4.
Mayor Randy Wilson held off a write-in campaign by Jeffrey Scharpe to retain his seat, 1,243 votes to 1,135 write-in votes.
Rich Pohlmeier will be the new McLeod County Commissioner for District 4.

November 9th

Panthers fall in subsection semifinals

Cross-country trio finishes season at state

‘Legally Blonde’ to open Thursday