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Archive

December 12th

Brownton delays razing Turner property

At a Brownton forfeiture auction at the beginning of this year, Rockford resident John Turner bought properties he intended to renovate. One of those properties in Brownton, formerly Nelson’s Market, referenced as the “warehouse,” was the antagonist of a rancorous discussion that visibly and vocally enraged Council Member Curtis Carrigan and the city’s Public Works Supervisor Chad Draeger.
The building was on the Dec. 4 agenda to be “razed” — a complete demolition.

Stewart City Council sets its 2019 levy, new council member takes oath of office

At the Stewart City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 10, Mayor Jason Peirce announced that the budget isn’t balanced — it had a shortfall of just over $15,000 at the beginning of the meeting. City Clerk Debra Huls also swore in the returning mayor, Peirce; a returning council member, Curt Glaeser; and a new council member, James Eitel, filling the spot of former Council Member Jaqueline Curlott who resigned earlier this year.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 12 print edition of The Chronicle.)

For ‘Grandpa Jack,’ music is a family affair

For nearly all of his life, there have been three indelibly linked constants in Jack Noennig’s life — family, music and education.
Sunday, Dec. 16, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Noennig and the 29 members of the Community Strings will perform holiday concerts at 3 and 7 p.m. The group has been rehearsing for weeks to make the concert additionally special for the audience.
“The sound we have this year is probably better than anything we’ve ever had,” Noennig said.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 12 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Treat people fairly - Our view: Ordinance process seems unjust

Sarah Mallory’s dog, Indy, has been deemed potentially dangerous. Whether it really is dangerous is arguable.
What is certain is Glencoe’s ordinance dealing with potentially dangerous dogs does not provide residents anything remotely resembling a level playing field or due process.
The city does not have a lot of practice dealing with supposedly dangerous dogs. It shows. In recent memory, there have only been two declarations a dog is dangerous. One of the owners did not appeal the declaration.

GSL Knowledge Bowl team shines at Dawson-Boyd meet

Following its successes at Ortonville a week ago, the GSL Knowledge Bowl team traveled to Dawson-Boyd High School Saturday for the team’s second December meet. Most of the teams in the region were there, including ACGC, CMCS, CCS, Dawson-Boyd, GSL, Hutchinson, Lac qui Parle Valley, Lester Prairie, MACCRAY, Montevideo, Ortonville, Willmar, and Yellow Medicine East. Those 13 schools brought 16 varsity, 11 JV, and 23 junior high teams. The meet was a little bit unusual in having only three oral rounds, so overall scores are a little lower than normal.

Miller gets prison time for assaulting baby left in his care

A McLeod County District Court judge sentenced Glencoe’s Timothy Daniel Miller to prison time for assaulting an infant left in his care so intently the child suffered brain damage.
Friday, Dec. 7, Judge Jody Winters sentenced Miller to 75 months – 50 in prison and 25 months in supervised release for the assault on a 5½-month old child left in his care at a house on Baldwin Avenue last January. He remained in the county jail Monday, Dec. 10, awaiting assignment to a prison facility by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Miller gets prison time for assaulting baby left in his care

A McLeod County District Court judge sentenced Glencoe’s Timothy Daniel Miller to prison time for assaulting an infant left in his care so intently the child suffered brain damage.
Friday, Dec. 7, Judge Jody Winters sentenced Miller to 75 months – 50 in prison and 25 months in supervised release for the assault on a 5½-month old child left in his care at a house on Baldwin Avenue last January. He remained in the county jail Monday, Dec. 10, awaiting assignment to a prison facility by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

School board OKs new contracts for Sander, Sonju

A month after the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board was split over contracts for the superintendent and business manager following a heated debate, board members quickly approved new contracts Monday night.
How quickly? The board took less than 2 minutes to approve both new agreements at the Dec. 10 meeting, its final meeting of 2018. There was no public discussion before the unanimous approvals of both contracts. Later, directors Kevin Kuester and Jamie Alsleben, two-thirds of the opposition to the contracts at the November board meeting, explained their opposition.

County moves forward with $10 million bond plan

The McLeod County Board worked through the agenda quickly at its regular meeting — until the end. At the meeting, a group of concerned residents sat together ominously to the right of the podium. Among those men was a 22-year veteran on the board, Ray Bayerl. Bayerl asked if the board would be willing to rearrange the “public comment” section of the meeting to before item F, which was the final approval of the county’s consolidation project. Commissioner Joe Nagel agreed.

GSL to attack students ‘vaping’ with information

Alarmed by a dramatic jump in the cases of students caught vaping in school, Glencoe-Silver Lake High School administrators and police are turning to information in an effort to educate students and parents alike.