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November 15th, 2017

Celebrating Veterans Day

Veterans remembered, honored

Lions present dictionaries to third graders

Chamber recognizes members, volunteers at annual banquet

A newborn respect for veterans

Nearly two decades ago, there was a mandate from the state of Minnesota that public schools offer Veterans Day programs. The hope was to renew a passion for the history of our country’s military and to bring the honor and respect to our veterans that they deserve.
Government mandates, particularly in our schools, are seldom welcome. But this one seems to be working.

Veteran says thanks for support in recent years

To the Editor:
Thank you very much for the continuing support shown in recent years to this nation!
As a vet, I can tell you it is very much appreciated and a near emotional experience every time someone thanks us for our service. I am often taken by surprise by someone stopping to say “Thank you for your service.” It is not something I have come to expect through the years. This new awareness is a new strength brought on by adversity in our country.

Random act of kindness makes his day

By Rich Glennie
Amid the chaos and carnage of modern American society, it happened again. No, not another mass shooting or another sex scandal. Rather it was that rarer commodity … a random act of kindness.
It happened recently on one of our morning walks around town. Karen and I were walking on the side of Union Avenue near 12th Street. It was prior to the expiration of Daylight Savings Time, so it was still quite dark.

School Board reviews project ‘punchlist,’ looks at future improvements

Punchlist items for the school building project and next summer’s construction plans for the auditorium and parking lot are well under way, according to Business Manager Michelle Sander, who gave an update at the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board meeting Monday night.
“I think we’ll probably still be talking about the building project next fall yet, it seems, with all these little things we have to take care of,” said Sander.

Veterans remembered, honored

While it’s wonderful to honor veterans on Veterans Day and offer them respect on a one-to-one basis, there is more to be done.
That was guest speaker Matthew Tiernan’s message to students and community members at the annual Glencoe-Silver Lake Veterans Day program at the high school Friday morning.
Tiernan is a veteran himself and a U.S. Army recruiter based in Mankato.
Tiernan said that veterans have earned every benefit that they receive from their country and community.

Chamber recognizes members, volunteers at annual banquet

The Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce honored some outstanding volunteers at its annual banquet Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Mindy Lemke of Gavin, Donley & Ostlund, LTD, received the 2017 Mike Popelka Chamber Volunteer of the Year award, and Jon and Myranda VanDamme were named the 2017 community volunteers of the year.