October 5th, 2016

Panthers tear it up at Homecoming

With its season in jeopardy, the Glencoe-Silver Lake football team put forth its most dominant effort of the autumn on Homecoming night.

“We’d been shooting ourselves in the foot a lot this season,” quarterback Luke Frahm said. “But tonight, everything seemed to click.”

Picking itself up off the mat on the heels of a three-game losing streak, the Panthers once again found their collective roar and tore into visiting Watertown-Mayer.

October 3rd

Glencoe woman dies in accident

A Glencoe woman, Stephanie Raduenz, 29, died this morning (Monday, Oct. 3) as the result of a single-vehicle accident in Sibley County, about four miles southwest of Glencoe in New Auburn Township. The accident was reported at 5:06 a.m.

According to the Sibley County Sheriff's Office, Raduenz was driving northbound on Sibley County's 461st Avenue, just north of 162nd Street, when her 2002 GMC left the roadway and struck a bridge guard rail. Raduenz was prounced dead at the Glencoe hospital shortly after arriving at that facillity. She was alone in the vehicle.

September 29th

Foreclosure -Lemke

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage:
MORTGAGOR: Jonathan C. Lemke and Mary K. Lemke, husband and wife as joint tenants
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First Minnesota Bank
Dated: 09/19/2005
Recorded: 09/26/2005

September 28th

Judge convicts driver on 1 of 3 charges in car-bicycle accident

A driver facing charges in the April 2015 death of Glencoe resident Penny Verdeck in a car-bicycle accident has been convicted of careless driving.
District Judge Timothy Looby found her not guilty on two other charges — felony vehicular homicide and a misdemeanor charge of using a cellphone while driving.
Looby filed his findings on the case last week. The case went to a court trial, which is heard by a judge, rather than a jury, in late June.

County hears request to rezone property west of Glencoe

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission is recommending approval of rezoning request that may lead to the establishment of a used implement dealership next to Midwest Machinery on Highway 212, east of Glencoe.
Jerad Huepenbecker and Kenneth Hartung appeared before the commission Wednesday, Sept. 21, asking for a rezoning of a 10-acre parcel to highway business from agricultural.

Commissioner candidates talk taxes, trails, recycling at forum

Candidates for McLeod County commissioner expressed their views and opinions at a forum sponsored by the Greater Minnesota Republican Women Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Candidates included incumbent Paul Wright and Rob Raiche, running in District 3; incumbent Ron Shimanski, running unopposed in District 1; and, in District 4, Jeff Nies and Rich Pohlmeier, who both filed for candidacy, and write-in candidate Ane Fitzgerald.
The forum started with each candidate having a couple of minutes to introduce themselves:

County receives $50,000 grant for foam recycling equipment

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.

Was justice served in verdict?

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.

Hold on to your wallets, taxpayers of Glencoe

To the Editor:
Hold on to your wallets, taxpayers of Glencoe.

Where’s the proof that paved trails are beneficial?

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.