The Foam Recycling Coalition has awarded a $50,000 grant to McLeod County, to help it expand its foam polystyrene recycling operation. McLeod County Solid Waste Management will buy a foam polystyrene densifier for the newly retrofitted county-owned material recovery facility (MRF) located in Hutchinson.
A district court judge handed down his findings last week in the criminal case against Emily Givens, the driver charged in the car-bicycle crash death of Glencoe resident Penny Verdeck last April.
Givens was alleged to have been reading a text message when the accident occurred.
Many have expressed disappointment in the judge’s findings. He found Givens not guilty of criminal vehicular homicide and use of a cellphone in a vehicle. She was found guilty on a misdemeanor count of careless driving.
To the Editor:
Last April, proof was requested for the claims within the McLeod Trails Plan about the benefits of paved bike trails. To date, no response has yet been provided by either the city of Hutchinson or McLeod County.
The Mcleod County Historical Society and the Pioneerland Library System have partnered to present a family history research series at each of the county’s four libraries.
The series features a series of three classes each of beginner through advanced that will focus on topics and current methods in genealogy history research. Participants can sign up for one or all three in the series. A team of local genealogists who have spent decades doing their own family history research will assist with the classes.
McLeod County Veterans Services and the St. Cloud VA Medical Center will present a veterans information fair and flu shot clinic Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Hutchinson National Guard Armory, 1200 Adams St. SE, Hutchinson.