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October 17th, 2018

County signs purchase agreements for Jungclaus buildings

A purchase agreement was signed between McLeod County and Security Bank and Trust Company for the acquisition of the Jungclaus building, bringing the county a crucial step closer to the physical start of its consolidation project.
Earnest money of $25,000 — money indicating the county has sincere intentions to move forward with the project — has been paid to the Fahey Trust account.

Most candidates will be at chamber candidates’ forum

Most of the candidates seeking election and re-election to city, school board, state and federal office have committed to attend the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce’s candidates’ forum Oct. 23 at Glencoe City Center.
The forum is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and be completed by 9 p.m.

(For the complete story, see the Oct. 17 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Group begins setting course on downtown Glencoe’s revitilization

The potential future of downtown Glencoe was open for discussion Monday as the steering committee charged with planning a vision for the commercial district met for the first time.
The Oct. 15 meeting included representatives of businesses, residents and city staff. Breaking into groups, the participants discussed ideas on the types of amenities and additions they’d like to see in downtown Glencoe. The group will conduct a weekday walking tour of the downtown area in the next week. An open house for citizens and businesspeople is set for November.

School Board OKs beefing up cyber insurance coverage

On its face, the email looked legitimate. The address was correct but the message was alarming. Why would Glencoe-Silver Lake Superintendent Chris Sonju want district staff to immediately cut a check for thousands of dollars to someone the school district had never done business with?
Questioning the email’s legitimacy, a staff member brought the email to Michelle Sander, the district’s business manager. She immediately recognized it as a phishing scheme, a fraudulent attempt to steal money. Sander knew someone had obtained Sonju’s email address and used it nefariously.

The Great Pumpkin Race decorated winner

Ashley Schauer was voted as the decorated winner for the unique and creative design she incorporated on her pumpkin for The Great Pumpkin Race.

An important message

Terrence Talley of Lighthouse Church brought an important message for Glencoe-Silver Lake students last Wednesday, Oct. 10. His message was that every student is important and valued no matter what.

City trades TC&W railroad crossings at Union Avenue, Morningside Drive

Glencoe city councilors formalized a longstanding plan to exchange an improved railroad crossing for an unimproved one Monday night.
The city council passed a resolution at the Oct. 15 council meeting to close the Union Avenue crossing at the Twin Cities & Western Railroad tracks crossing as soon as a new crossing is completed at Morningside Drive. City Administrator Mark Larson said the crossing at Union Avenue is not safe, though he is unaware of any crashes at the crossing. Larson said the approaches to the crossing are too steep.
“They would not be built like that today,” he said.

For GSL family, strong memories from Helen Baker will remain

For GSL family, strong memories from Helen Baker will remain

Soccer goes out with flair

Glencoe-Silver Lake goalkeeper Destiney Exsted made one of her 31 saves in a 2-0 loss to Holy Family Catholic in the Section 2A playoffs last week.

For GSL family, strong memories from Helen Baker will remain

She sat in the front seat of the truck Friday afternoon, watching the heavy equipment take down her elementary school. Keisha Prafke was sad to see her old elementary school reduced to rubble.