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February 20th, 2019

Girls’ hoopsters go on three-game win streak

By Tom Carothers
Sports Editor
A three-game winning streak last week ensured the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls' basketball team of finishing the 2018-19 season with no worse than a .500 record as the Panthers' pre-playoff schedule is set to conclude this Friday night.
After falling to 10-10 on the season, GSL rattled off home wins over Mound Westonka, Rockford and Dassel-Cokato to go three games over the break-even point with two regular-season games left to play.

Winsted man sentenced on drug charge

A 22-year-old Winsted man will spend time in the county jail and on probation after pleading guilty to drug possession.

Hutchinson man gets county jail time

A Hutchinson man will spend six months in the county jail instead of 19 months in a state prison after pleading guilty to a felony drug charge in McLeod County District Court.

Hutch man sentenced for making threats

A Hutchinson man will spend 60 days in the McLeod County Jail after pleading guilty in McLeod County District Court to felony-level charge, threats of violence.
District Court Judge Jessica Maher sentenced Adam Barthel, 45, Feb. 12 after he pleaded guilty to the single count. Barthel was placed on probation for three years.

City planning commission backs plan for electric co-op

After months of discussion and behind-the-scenes work on the sale of land and its annexation into Glencoe, the city’s planning and zoning commission gave its blessing to the plat for the new McLeod Coop Power facility Thursday night.
The endorsement of the plat at the commission’s Feb. 14 meeting was promptly forwarded to the city council’s meeting last night, Feb. 19. The Glencoe City Council met last night, and not its regular Monday night meeting, because of the federal holiday.

2018 farm bill to provide support for dairy farmers, rural broadband, hemp

By Jakob Kounkel
Staff Writer
Following President Donald Trump’s signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, House Agriculture Committee ranking member and Congressman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Tina Smith, D-Minn. — both on the Senate Agriculture Committee — avowed their pleasure with the bill’s passing.
The bill saw overwhelming, bipartisan support in Congress, which allocated $867 billion from 2018-2028. It hasn’t initially seen as much support with the public.

Veterans’ health care enrollment fair March 14

A health care enrollment fair for veterans will be held March 14, 4 to 6 p.m., at the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo.
The VA health care enrollment provides a lifetime of benefits to eligible veterans and their families. Veterans who are not currently enrolled in the VA health care system can attend the fair and apply.

Local leadership nonprofit plans a ‘Totally ‘80s Party’ in Glencoe

Dinner tickets
on sale through Friday, Feb. 22
McLeod For Tomorrow is holding a fundraiser Saturday March 2 in Glencoe.
The benefit is a flashback to the 1980s -- a “Totally ‘80s Party” -- at the Glencoe City Center. This event features a social hour and dinner followed by Ladies of the 80s, a Las Vegas-style song and dance review with non-stop appearances by music icons of its namesake decade.

Betty Exsted, 87, of Glencoe

Betty Jean “Jelly Bean” (Larson) Exsted, 87, of Glencoe, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment at Glencoe City Cemetery in Glencoe.
Pastor Katherine Rood was the officiating clergy.
Twyla Kirkeby was the pianist and Randy Wilson was the soloist performing, “The Old Rugged Cross.”
“Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and “Lift High The Cross” were the congregational hymns.

Debra Rolf, 56, of NYA

Debra J. Rolf, 56, of Norwood Young America, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, at her residence.
A memorial service was held Feb. 16, 1 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church (14735 County Road 153) Benton Township, Cologne. A gathering of family and friends began at 11 a.m. the day of the service at the church. Interment was at the church cemetery. Memorials were preferred in lieu of flowers.