November 2nd, 2016

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Oak Leaf campground has profitable year

In its first full year of operation, the new campground at Oak Leaf Park netted $18,475, City Administrator Mark Larson reported to the city of Glencoe’s Finance Committee on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Larson said he anticipates the campground will generate $25,000 in 2017.
The campground opened in the middle of the summer 2015 on a first-come, first-served basis. Starting in 2017, reservations will be on an online only system.

Jeffrey Scharpe announces write-in campaign for mayor

Jeffrey Scharpe on Monday announced a write-in campaign for Glencoe mayor.

“Let me start by apologizing for my late entry into the race for mayor,” Scharpe said. “It was a difficult decision to make and one that my wife and I had many conversations about. After many discussions with family and friends, I realized this was something I strongly believe in and want to do.”

Reconstruction of County Roads 15, 3 set for 2017

McLeod County is gearing up for an approximately $6 million reconstruction of County Road 3 between County Road 1 and the Carver County line, and County Road 15 from County Road 22 to Highway 7. Both are locared on the east side of the county.
County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst told the County Board Tuesday that work has begun on acquiring right-of-way for the project. He said there are 54 parcels of property involved, and negotiations have begun on behalf of the county with property owners along the two roads.

Tigers end Panthers season again

The location, weather conditions and score were different, but the outcome was the same as Belle Plaine rallied to end Glencoe-Silver Lake’s season in the semifinals of the 2AAA football playoffs.
However, whereas the Tigers dominated the Panthers last October on a sunny day at Stevens Seminary Stadium, this year’s matchup was a back-and-forth war of attrition played under ever-increasing rainfall at the Belle Plaine Athletic Complex.

Spikers sweep in sectional opener

 Playing its final game before the home crowd, the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team claimed its 22nd victory of the season – against eight losses –by defeating Sibley East in a three-game sweep to win its Section 2AA Tournament opener on Friday, Oct. 29. 
The Panthers had already defeated the Wolverines once this season, winning in three games at Sibley East on Sept. 6. 

Panther trio qualifies for state CC meet

Three members of the Glencoe-Silver Lake cross-country teams will represent their program and their school at the state Class A meet after earning qualifying placements at the Section 2A championship competition in Montgomery on Friday, Oct. 28.
Malayh Metcalf from the Panther girls’ team will join both Austin Schroepfer and Michael Meyer from the boys’ squad at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Saturday, Nov. 5, running in their respective fields among the best that Class A has to offer. 

October 26th

GSL volleyball wins third straight WCC West title

Panthers enter playoffs on hot streak

Schroepfer tops in WCC West