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December 28th

Minnesota Nice brightens soldiers’ holidays

The gifts shipped out by Minnesota Nice, operated locally by Linda Krueger, Colleen Benjamin and LaDonna Stuber, are greatly appreciated by soldiers living in some pretty bleak conditions, especially in the Middle East.
Krueger said she has been receiving notes, photos and Facebook messages from some of the recipients of the gifts, many who live in tents and “containers” on makeshift military bases.
One person was particularly gratified to receive a coffee pot and supplies, since that soldier had to hike a considerable distance to get a cup of coffee.

County considers private firm to run recycling programs

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners will be seeking requests for proposals (RFPs) from private firms to manage its materials recovery facility (MRF), which takes in recyclable goods.
The board met as the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) on Wednesday, Dec. 21, where it heard from Sarah Young, solid waste coordinator, that the facility had been approached by a private company regarding operating the MRF.
“We’ve had a lot of internal dicussion about this, and we think it’s worth looking into, for several reasons,” said Young.

County receives Legacy grant for improvements to east end of Dakota Trail

McLeod County has received a $647,000 grant for improvements to the Dakota Trail, the County Board learned at its Tuesday, Dec. 20, meeting.
Al Koglin, parks director, said the county has been trying for five to six years for a Legacy Fund grant for the trail.
“Creating a regional trail plan helped,” said Koglin.
However, Koglin noted, the amount awarded was not the full amount sought by the county. The $647,000 grant will pay for Phase 1, which will pave the trail from the Carver County border through the city of Lester Prairie.
 

December 27th

Gymnasts fall to visiting Cardinals

A score just two-tenths behind its season opener was not enough to secure a second-straight home victory for the Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team as the Panthers fell 123.600-116.325 to visiting Annandale on Thursday, Dec. 22.
However, Gia Venier won her second consecutive individual all-around victory with a score of 31.775. Venier won the floor exercise with an 8.5, finished third in the vault (8.35) and balance beam (7.625) and claimed a third-place tie on the uneven bars with a 7.3.

Wrestlers fall at Annandale

The Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team closed out 2016 with a 51-23 loss at Annandale on Thursday, Dec. 22. Though the Panthers won five of eight contested matches, Annandale/Maple Lake was the beneficiary of six GSL/LP forfeits in claiming the overall victory.

Boys’ hoops on a hot streak

After beginning the season with three straight losses, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team has found itself on the happy side of .500 headed into Christmas following a four-game winning streak. The Panthers improved to 4-3 by means of back-to-back home wins against Mayer Lutheran and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted last week. 

Girls’ cagers return to winning ways

 A 69-32 win at Belle Plaine sent the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team into the holiday break with a winning record at 4-3. 
The Panthers wasted little time in going up large on the host Tigers, a fellow Section 2AA competitor, taking a 42-17 halftime lead en route to the 37-point victory. 

December 21st

Submitted photo Students donate to McLeod County Christmas Project

GSL girls split in pair of section matchups

Chronicle photo by Lori Copler Letters for Santa