June 13th, 2017

City committee recommends expanded yard waste site hours

The Glencoe City Council will be voting Monday night on a plan that will expand hours at the city yard waste site.
The city’s Personnel and Legislative Committee unanimously voted Monday afternoon to recommend approval of a plan proposed by the city staff. The committee consists of council members Milan Alexander, Cory Neid and Allan Robeck. Mayor Randy Wilson and council members Gary Ziemer and John Schrupp also attended the meeting, along with city staff.

Jody Winters sworn as new district judge

On Friday, June 9, Jody Winters was appointed as the new First District judge for McLeod County. The investiture ceremony took place at at the Glencoe City Center and she was sworn in by Chief Judge Terrence Conkel.

Brownton tops Cologne as part of weekly split

The Brownton Bruins earned a split in last week’s games, claiming a 9-4 home win over Cologne on Tuesday, June 6, before falling by the same score at Dassel-Cokato three nights later.

A five-run first inning gave the Bruins a solid start against the Hollanders.

Reggie Vacek capped off the scoring with a two-run double, plating Nick Heller and Taylor Schuette after the pair had knocked in Derek Randy and Ryan Grams, respectively. Heller went 2-for-3 in the game, Grams was 3-for-5.

Post 641 opens summer by topping Southwest

It was a successful start to the summer season for the Plato American Legion Post 641 baseball team as the squad topped Southwest 1-0 in Cologne on Saturday, June 10.

In a game that featured just six hits even split between the teams, Carsen Streich drove home Taylor Schauer with the lone run of the game in the top of the third inning.

Schauer led off the inning with a walk, stole second, went to third on a double by Dane Schwirtz, and scored on Streich’s base hit.

The lone run held as Johnson and Luke Frahm combined on a three-hit shutout.

Brewers topple Watertown

A pair of losses on complete opposite ends of the scoring spectrum gave the Glencoe Brewers a 6-4 record entering this week. The Brewers return home after going 2-1 on last week’s three-game road trip.

Glencoe began last week’s set with a 5-1 win at Watertown on Thursday, June 1. Cole Petersen earned the win with seven innings of three-hit ball, allowing two walks and one run while striking out nine. Tanner Grack tossed the final two innings, allowing no hits and one walk with four K’s.

Christensen, Litzau both earn medals at state meet

It was another scorching pair of days at Hamline University as a trio of Glencoe-Silver Lake student-athletes performed the final act of the Panthers’ 2016-17 sports season at the Class A state track and field meet last weekend.

The meet represented one last donning of GSL colors for two of the three, while it marked a return to the premier stage for the other.

Competing in the shot put were senior Jacob Litzau and junior Zoe Christensen.

Post 5102 opens season at 2-2

The Glencoe VFW Post 5102 baseball team is off to a 2-2 start this season after splitting its opening quartet of contests.

Glencoe opened the summer with a 4-3 loss at St. Michael-Albertville on Thursday, June 1. Adam Garouette led 5102 with two RBI on a 2-for-3 day at the plate, with Preston Sturges logging the team’s other RBI.

June 9th

Arlington woman hurt in two-vehicle crash

An Arlington woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 212 at Dairy Avenue, east of Glencoe, today (Friday) at about 5:45 p.m.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Nicole Ann Wendinger, 38, of Arlington was westbound on Highway 212 in a 2006 Toyota Corolla and was turning to head southbound on McLeod County Road 1 when her vehicle collided with a 2006 Saturn Vue being driven eastbound on Highway 212 by Heather Shannon Decasas, 37, of Glencoe.

June 8th

Hennepin Avenue detour to start Monday

Motorists traveling in Glencoe will encounter a short detour starting Monday, June 12, as Twin Cities and Western Railroad Company (TCWR) will be working on the railroad crossing at Highway 22 and Hennepin Avenue, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  Motorists traveling east will go south on Armstrong Avenue and east on Seventh Street.  The road is expected to open Thursday, June 15.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit

City of Glencoe- Charter Meeting

City of Glencoe
City of Glencoe
Charter Commission Meeting
June 12, 2017
7:00 p.m.
City Center
West Conference Room
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle May 24, 2017)