March 1st, 2017

Orlin ‘Pete’ Stockman, 88, of Glencoe

Orlin “Pete” Stockman, 88, of Glencoe, formerly of Plato, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Feb. 28, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato with the Rev. Brian Brosz officiating. Diane Anderson was the organist. Soloist Bob Becker sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Borning Cry,” “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagle’s Wings.”

Silver Lake Council adopts storm utility fee

The ordinance has been in the works for months and the Silver Lake City Council approved a storm water utility at its Feb. 21 meeting.
City Clerk Kerry Venier said the purpose of the utility is not to make a lot of money, but to lessen the tax burden on the cost of maintenance and repairs of the system.
The new utility is estimated to generate around $13,200 annually. The city has spent nearly $72,000 on repairs and maintenance from 2011-2016.

Repeal of Sunday liquor ban likely

  Our view: It probably won’t affect local operations much


Trump’s first month like reality TV show

Like him or not, Donald Trump is doing what he promised on the campaign trail. The problem is no one believed he would actually win, let alone fulfill his promises. Keeping campaign promises is not what our politicians normally do.
But then again, President Trump is not exactly your cookie-cutter politician.
First disclaimer: I didn’t vote for him. Second disclaimer: I didn’t vote for Hillary either.

Blizzard Blast raises over $38,000 for hospice

To the Editor:
Our 11th annual Blizzard Blast Hospice Charity Event was again a very successful fundraiser! The event raised over $38,000 for the music and massage therapy programs for our hospice patients in McLeod County and the surrounding area.
The event at Glencoe City Center featured catering by Chef Craig, music by South 40 and also Doug Stuedeman, emcee Dr. Bill Dunbar and special guest speaker Kimberly Phifer.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this meaningful event!
We have set the date for the 2018 event for Friday, Feb 2.

February 28th

Teen arrested after vehicle chase in Sibley County

Gavin Richard Hill, 17, of Mankato, was arrested Sunday about 9 p.m. after a six-mile vehicle chase in Sibley County.
According to the Sibley County Sheriff’s Office, LeSueur police officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle, which fled from the city and headed into Sibley County on Sibley County Road 8. A deputy and a Gaylord police officer spotted the vehicle south of Gaylord. The officers pursued the vehicle, which eventually left Sibley County Road 4, hit a stop sign and came to rest in the ditch.

St. Paul woman hurt in 3-vehicle accident

One person was injured in a three-vehicle rear-end accident in Hutchinson Friday, Feb. 24, at about 5:50 p.m.

Supernova dominates at sub-region competition

GSL’s Knowledge Bowlers were busy last weekend. On Friday, they started their post-season with the sub-regional meet in Granite Falls. Then on Saturday, they finished their regular season with an invitational meet in Sartell. The team members represented the school well and brought home some great results.

Glencoe Light & Power proposes rate changes to begin on April 1

Glencoe Light and Power Commission recently conducted an electric rate study, and Director Dave Meyer presented the results and proposed changes to the Glencoe City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Meyer explained that the commission is proposing a 1 percent power rate decrease in 2017 with no proposed changes in 2018 and 2019. The power cost adjustment will also decrease from $.0344 to $.0094, providing the largest impact on residential billing.

Finance committee discusses TIF, Sunday liquor sales

Tax increment financing (TIF) is a tool available for governmental bodies and has the ability to capture and redirect new property taxes paid by new private development to promote development, which may not have occurred without the assistance.
With a couple of possible redevelopment opportunities and new council members, the Glencoe City Council reviewed the process at its finance committee meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22.