April 13th, 2016

County offers low-interest loans for septic repairs, replacement

More than a quarter of all Minnesota households use on-site sewage treatment systems, often referred to as septic systems, to treat their wastewater. While septic systems are designed and installed by licensed professionals, it is ultimately up to the homeowner to care for their system. Septic systems often fail because owners are unaware of the proper maintenance after installation.

GSL after prom committee to host silent auction April 23

The Glencoe-Silver Lake After Prom Committee is hosting a silent auction fundraiser Saturday, April 23, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. The auction is set for right before the grand march, which starts at 3 p.m.
For a list of the auction items, see the April 13 print edition of The Chronicle.

Mileka’s run set for Sunday, May 8

The fifth annual Mileka’s Run is set for Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day), in the Silver Lake City Park.
A kids’ 1K run will start at 10:30 a.m., followed by a 5K fun run/walk at 11 a.m.
The run is hosted by the family of Mileka Hall, who died on Mother’s Day weekend in 2011 from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident.

Historical society to spotlight firefighters

The McLeod County Historical Society and Museum will hold a McLeod County firefighters panel discussion on Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m., in the educational media center of the museum.
The museum is currently searching for all things related to the history of McLeod County firefighting to create displays and the 2016 Fighting Fire History booklet.
During this search, the society wanted to take time to learn from the men and women who are currently volunteers as firefighters.

Common Cup 5K run/walk set for May 7

There will be a 5K walk or run to raise funds for Common Cup Ministry on Saturday, May 7, at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson.
Each entrant who pre-registers before April 25 will receive a T-shirt and a backpack. Pre-registration fees are discounted from same-day registration fees. Same-day registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the park shelter, and T-shirts and backpacks are not guaranteed for same-day registrants. All registered participants will receive lunch at the park shelter.
The 5K walk will start at 10 a.m. The run will start at 10:30 a.m.

GSL breaks ground for building project

Fire Department officers take oath

GSL musicians host jazz concert

Boys track to defend WCC title

Softball team looking to rebound