August 12th, 2015

United Way campaign kicks off at county fair

United Way of McLeod County (UWMC) Board President Ron Johnson announced recently that the regional nonprofit will have an exhibit booth at the McLeod County Fair, which takes place Aug. 19-23 in Hutchinson. The five-day run of the fair will serve as the kick-off period to the UWMC’s 2015-16 Campaign.

Seminars for Vietnam era vets set Aug. 13-14

McLeod County Veterans Services is hosting free seminars with information unique to active-duty Vietnam-era veterans (military service between Aug. 5, 1964, and May, 7, 1975), on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 13 and 14, at the McLeod County administrative building in Glencoe.
The seminars will be offered four times daily, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Topics covered will include veterans’ access to health care, long-term care, disability benefits, financial assistance, end-of-life care, burial and survivor benefits.

Human foosball at BARK Day

Pola-Czesky grand marshals

Pola-Czesky junior royalty

4-H'ers show off their skills

Plato heading to state tournament

Brewers bow out of Region tourney

Plato going back to state with two region wins

With a pair of victories in their first two Region 7C Tournament games in Green Isle last weekend, the Plato Blue Jays punched their ticket for the state tournament for the third consecutive season.
“Making it to the state tournament is one of our goals every year,” manager Adam Damman said. “It feels great to have accomplished that goal.”

Brewers bow out of regional tourney

The Glencoe Brewers season came to an end over the weekend with back-to-back losses in the Region 7C Tournament in Green Isle. The Brewers finished the season with a 16-17 overall record and were 11-9 in the Crow River Valley League.
“Overall we were pleased with the season. We won more league games than we have in the past three seasons, and once again we were in the region tournament,” manager Stephen Wiblemo said. “I think any time you are two wins from state you did something right.”