December 21st

Silver Lake Winter Festival

Daughter born to Klassens

Troy and Alexis Klassen of St. Charles announce the birth of a daughter, Jorie Cecelia, born Dec. 12, 2016, at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester. Jorie weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She joins siblings Avery, Chase and Ellie. Grandparents are Duran and Annette Koester of Glencoe and Toby and Gail Klassen of St. Charles. Great-grandparents are Loretta Ide of Glencoe and Enid Sande of Thief River Falls.

Duane E. Rognli, 64, of Silver Lake

Duane E. Rognli, 64, of Silver Lake, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at the Glencoe hospital.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Dec. 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with interment in the Holy Family Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Jill Elizabeth Knick, 61, of Brownton

Jill Elizabeth Knick, 61, of Brownton, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at her home.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 16, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton, with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Borning Cry,” “On Eagle’s Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.” The prelude music was “Daisy a Day” by Jud Strunk.
Casket bearers were Keith Larson, Justin Olson, Jon Posusta, Greg Keiser, Paul Keiser and John Keiser.

December 20th

Council orders improvements, plans for Baxter Avenue project

The Glencoe City Council passed a resolution ordering improvement and preparation of plans for the Baxter Avenue improvement project slated for 2017.
The project is to include full street and utility reconstruction on Eighth and Ninth  Streets from Armstrong to Chandler avenues, 10th Street from Baxter to Chandler avenues, 11th Street from Armstrong to Chandler avenues, 12th Street from Baxter to Ford avenues,  Baxter Avenue from Seventh to 12th streets, Chandler Avenue from 10th Street to the railroad tracks, and Elliott Avenue from 10th to 12th streets.

Trailblazer looking for fresh start

Our view: Maybe it’s OK to kick the can down the road once more

Things to puzzle about on winter walks

When I was a young parent, many times I would dress the kids and then we’d all go frolic in the snow and cold of northern Minnesota.
It was a time-consuming ritual involving snow pants, boots, sweaters, jackets, stocking caps and finally a scarf. About the only thing left exposed was a patch for the eyes.
And then I would hear from the muffled little face. “I’ve got to pee.”
It was frustrating at the time. Now I chuckle at it.

Excited to start a new year at GSL Schools

To the Editor:
Happy Holidays to all of you from all of us at Glencoe-Silver Lake Public Schools I hope this letter finds you enjoying the holiday season and that it allows you to take time with family and friends.

Christmas spirit is alive and well in Glencoe

To the Editor:
The Christmas spirit was alive last Sunday, Dec. 11, in Glencoe.

House fire displaces rural Glencoe family

Charlie and Linda Becker were displaced from their rural Glencoe home as the result of a fire Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Glencoe Fire Chief Ron Grack said his department, as well as the New Auburn Fire Department, were dispatched to the home at 41670 170th Street, Sibley County, in the early morning hours Wednesday.
Grack said the fire appeared to have started near the stove in the kitchen.
“I thought we had a pretty good knockdown on it,” said Grack, and the fire departments left the scene within a couple of hours.