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January 30th, 2018

City looks at options for funding wastewater treatment improvements

The Glencoe City Council, city administration and Plato city staff — including Mayor Bob Becker, Plato City Council Member Stacy Sohns, City Clerk Gerri Scott and Josh Eckstein, engineer with Bolton & Menk — heard an updated presentation from Karen Cavett of Short, Elliot Hendrickson (SEH), Inc., about the financial implications of the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) project and the wastewater rates necessary for the $22.3 million project.

Storm water topic for city committee

The Glencoe City Council heard an update from John Rodeberg of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), Inc., on the central storm sewer project and the possible options to alleviate flooding near Judd Avenue and First Evangelical Lutheran Church at its finance committee meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24.
Rodeberg answered a few more questions the City Council members had about the central storm sewer project design.

Lilienthal on fall dean’s list

Payton Lilienthal, daughter of Teri and Darren Lilienthal of Plato, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Crown College in St. Bonifacius.

Boy born to Fabel, Alexander

Cassandra Fabel and Darcus Alexander of Texas City, Texas, announce the birth of a son Dartavian Kenneth-Marquis Alexander, who arrived Jan. 21, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Dartavian weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long at birth. He joins siblings Dylan, Dane, Deondra, Devon and Daevionne. Grandparents are Craig and Lori Fabel of Plato and Barbara Gates of Texas City, Texas.

Locals named to dean’s list

Samantha Good, Morgan Harpel and Melissa Mallak, all of Glencoe, were named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. To be named to the dean’s list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.75 or better on a 4.0 scale.

O’Dell on fall chancellor’s list

Lisa O’Dell, an accounting/management student from New Auburn, was named to the fall semester chancellor’s list at the University of Minnesota – Crookston. To qualify for the chancellor’s list, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credits while attaining a 4.0 grade point average.

Schmitt named to dean’s list

Mary Schmitt, an elementary education major, was named to the University of Wisconsin – River Falls fall semester dean’s list. To be named to the list, a student must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Nix named to fall dean’s list

Shannon Nix, a business administration major from Glencoe, was named to the Upper Iowa University dean’s list for the 2017 fall semester. To be named to the list, a student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average and be enrolled as a full-time student.

Named to SMSU fall dean’s list

Among the students named to the Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) fall semester 2017 dean’s list were Korine Schuette, Brownton; and Ashley Alsleben, Glencoe.

Pohlmeier named chair of social services board

McLeod County Commissioner Rich Pohlmeier is the new chair of the McLeod County Welfare and Social Service Committee, which is comprised of the full county board. Pohlmeier is the 4th District commissioner. Ron Shimanski, 1st District commissioner, is the vice chair.
Fifth District Commissioner Joe Nagel was the chair in 2017; and Pohlmeier was the vice chair.
The committee had its reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16.