December 14th

Richard Benson, 82, of Stewart

Richard Benson, 82, of Stewart, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Hospital.
The funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton with the Rev. R. Allan Reed officiating. Music was provided by Dawn Wolter, Robin Kruse, Phillip Benson and the St. John’s Men’s Quartet, Gary, Gene, Randy and Willard Kruse.

McLeod County takes on styrofoam

Our view: County’s efforts in reducing waste streams are commendable

CareConnection still looking for a new home

To the Editor:
The CareConnection Thrift Store has been a blessing to the people of Glencoe in the past years. It serves Glencoe in many ways. Our proceeds go to Hospice to pay for services for Hospice patients that insurance does not pay. It helps make their last days more comfortable and sometimes more meaningful.

 Fake news is dangerous to democracy

By Lee H. Hamilton
Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.” He was talking about why education matters in a representative democracy, but it’s a safe bet that had he known about fake internet news, he’d have said the same thing — except maybe with more pointed words.

McLeod County receives AMC award for ag plastics recycling

Four outstanding programs from counties across Minnesota were recognized with Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) 2016 County Achievement Awards for exhibiting excellence and innovation in their counties. 2016 AMC President Jack Swanson, a Roseau County commissioner, presented the awards at the association’s annual conference Dec. 5 in Minneapolis. The recipients were nominated by their counties and selected by a committee of county officials, chaired by 2016 AMC First Vice President Gary Hendrickx, a Swift County commissioner.

Knowledge Bowl teams compete at NL-S

A little over a week ago, GSL’s High School Knowledge Bowl teams went to Chaska and met some excellent metro-area competition. This past weekend, all of GSL’s Knowledge Bowl teams went to New London-Spicer to compete with its West Central area region.
Teams at the meet included ACGC, Benson, Central Minnesota Christian School, Community Christian School, Dawson-Boyd, Hutchinson, MACCRAY, Montevideo, New London-Spicer, Ortonville, Renville County West, Willmar and Yellow Medicine East (YME).

GSL School District will see decrease in 2017 levy

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board approved a $3.55 million tax levy payable in 2017 at its regular board meeting Monday, Dec. 12.
The 2017 levy is a $213,866, or 5.86 percent, decrease from 2016.
At the truth-in-taxation hearing held before the regular board meeting, Business Manager Michelle Sander explained the levy and budget process and the factors that go into the determination to the two members of the public in attendance at the hearing.

New baler will help county recycle more styrofoam products

McLeod County’s Solid Waste Department has “always dabbled” in styrofoam recycling, but its bulkiness limited collection of the product.
Now, however, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Resource Recycling Systems, the department has purchased a compressed-air baler that will allow it to increase acceptance of the product.

Planning Commission recommends minor subdivision ordinance for city

The city of Glencoe Planning Commission sent a recommendation to the City Council to approve a new minor subdivision ordinance.
Assistant City Attorney Mark Ostlund presented the proposed ordinance to the planning commission on Thursday, Dec. 8.
Ostlund said the goal of the new ordinance is to simplify real estate transactions within the city.
The request for the new ordinance stemmed from the sale of a parcel of land that was recently sold in the newly formed industrial park on the west end of the city.

December 13th

Busy weekend for Panther wrestlers

It was a busy weekend for the Glencoe-Silver Lake/ Lester Prairie wrestling team. The Panthers grappled in a triangular meet at Northfield on Friday, Dec. 9, then headed back east for a tournament in Chanhassen the next day.
It was a rough evening for GSL/LP at Northfield, with the Panthers coming up on the short end of both of its matches – losing 57-13 to the host Raiders and 66-6 to fellow triangular competitor New Prague.