February 10th, 2016

Gymnasts top Orono

How much power does the NFL have?

From Lady Gaga’s “National Anthem” performance to reviews of the halftime show, multi-million-dollar ads and, of course, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton slinking out of a post-game interview, the 50th Super Bowl was very much on the minds of armchair quarterbacks on Monday morning.
Funny that much of the talk was about the non-football aspects of the event, particuarly when it comes to the millions of dollars that were spent — and made — in San Francisco on Sunday.

Commissioner, mayor dispute letter’s claims

To the Editor:
In response to Gary Ballard’s letter to the editor in last week’s paper regarding the Morningside Avenue project in Glencoe:

Be careful with what, how much is discharged

To the Editor:
Several times a week, news media are raising our state and federal  water concerns. A good article is in the Feb. 8, 2016, Star Tribune: “We all want clean water, if the other guy pays for it,” by Ron Way.

School Board adopts ’17-’18 year calendar

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year during its regular meeting Monday night.
The calendar sets the first day of school as Sept. 5 for students in grades three through 12 and Sept. 6 for kindergarten through second-grade.
The last day of school for students is set as May 30 with graduation on June 1.
The original calendar presented at the meeting listed the first two storm make-up days as digital difference days and the third and fourth make-up days as Jan. 15 and Feb. 19.

Cabin Fever Days set Feb. 19-20

Brownton’s fifth annual Cabin Fever Days celebration is set for Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20.
The celebration opens Friday evening with two shows at the Brownton Area Civic Center gymnasium (the former Brownton school). Doors open at 7 p.m., and the first show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Up first will be comedian  Ron Lamprecht, a Brownton High School alumnus.

Glencoe Business Expo set for Sunday, Feb. 21

The 2016 Glencoe Business Expo has been set for Sunday, Feb. 21, from  9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Panther Field House.
The Glencoe Rotary will serve a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
Entertainment includes:
• Clowns Mar-Kee & Spar-Kee, 9 a.m. to noon.
• Vikings cheerleaders, noon to 2 p.m. Bring your camera and a donation for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf. The cheerleaders are sponsored by Professional Insurance Providers.

Glencoe ranked as a safe city

Glencoe is among the top 20 safest communities in Minnesota, according to SafeWise, a community-focused  safety organization committed to increasing home and community safety, education, awareness and preparedness.
Glencoe was listed as the 20th safest city in Minnesota. The others, in order from first to last, are: St. Joseph, Winona, West Hennepin, Minnetrista, Orono, Chaska, Rosemount, Farmington, Crookston, South Lake Minnetonka, Cold Spring-Richmond, Shoreview, Kasson, Corcoran, Lakeville, New Prague, Arden Hills, Jordan and Belle Plaine.

Mock Trial: they love to argue, discuss, compete

They love to argue. Which is why they all get along so great.
“They” are members of the 2015-16 Glencoe-Silver Lake Mock Trial team, which is taking a 2-1 record into the regional tournament.
When asked why they participate in Mock Trial, members talk about rising up to new challenges and trying an activity that is different than the usual high school offerings.

County applies for bridge funding

McLeod County is applying for state bridge bond funding for three bridges, including a $1 million project on Hamlet Avenue in Glencoe Township.
The County Board approved a resolution applying for the funds at its Tuesday, Feb. 2, meeting.
According to McLeod County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst, the county is applying for township bridge funds for the Hamlet Avenue project which, if approved, will likely be constructed in 2017. Of the estimated $1 million cost, $980,000 would come from state bonding, while $20,000 will be the township’s local share.