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April 22nd, 2015

Silver Lake bike rodeo set for Saturday, May 2

The Silver Lake Police Department is sponsoring its annual youth bike rodeo Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m., in the Silver Lake City Hall/Auditorium parking lot.
The bike rodeo will include a presentation on bicycle safety as well as an operator course for kids to demonstrate their skills on their bikes. Bikes also will get a safety inspection.
The department also is giving away two bicycles.
The rodeo is open to Silver Lake-area youth. Please bring your bikes and helmets.

Girl born to Glencoe couple

Teddy Burandt and Dyani Goodridge of Glencoe announce the arrival of a son, Paxton Darrell Burandt, born April 6, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Paxton weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. He joins a sibling, Serenity Goodridge. Grandparents are Pamela Ruble of Glencoe, Howard Burandt of New Auburn and Darla Burandt of Hutchinson.

Posustas have new daughter

Bryan and Daina Posusta of Silver Lake announce the birth of a daughter, Brooklyn May Posusta, born April 10, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Brooklyn weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long at birth. She joins siblings Madison and Brittin. Grandparents are Ron and Brenda Posusta and Steve and Cyndee Hanson, all of Silver Lake.

Public remarkably quiet on school bond

We’re less than three weeks away from the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) building bond vote, and we’ve yet to receive one letter to the editor on the subject that wasn’t generated by a school administrator.

Spring (or whatever you are) I hate you

I’ll admit it: I struggle with winter.
My dad was a career Navy man, and I spent most of my childhood in warmer climates. I vaguely remember a small snowfall in Virginia when I was still a toddler, but my first real experience with a significant snowfall was as a teenager. For some reason, when my dad retired from the Navy, my folks decided to return to their roots in the Minnesota-South Dakota area, rather than in one of the tropically warm areas in which they were stationed.

What will happen the if building bond doesn’t pass?

To the Editor:
What will happen if the building bond doesn’t pass?

Budget cuts hurt women, children most

To the Editor:
Have a shirt that says on its front, “When we say women and children first we’re not talking about budget cuts.” It seems that the party that controls the House in Congress has forgotten that reasonable people do not appreciate cuts that threaten the “safety net” of 98 percent of the population (Medicare and Social Security).

City approves change order on project

Even before the Lincoln Park street reconstruction project in Glencoe got under way, it has increased in price.
Monday night, the Glencoe City Council approved a $15,493 change order that increased the cost of the project to $5.868 million, but it won’t cost homeowners any additional money in assessments, according to Justin Black, city engineering consultant with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH). He said the funds could come from the project’s contingency fund, which is built into the contract.

Open house; dates set to start one-sort recycling

On Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day (today), McLeod County is hosting a public open house from noon to 6 p.m. at its Solid Waste and Materials Recovery Facility in Hutchinson.
This open house will offer tours, refreshments, and the chance to register for some prizes. It will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions and see the new equipment, which will change the recycling program from a multi-sort to a single-sort collection system.
The new recycling carts will be distributed starting on May 4. The following distribution schedule has been established:

County Board turns down request for new position

McLeod County commissioners voted not to hire a part-time deputy emergency management director at this time at the meeting on Tuesday, April 21.
The personnel committee could not come up with a recommendation so it asked Kevin Mathews, county emergency management director, to present information regarding the request.