May 23rd, 2017

SL Women’s Club meets, sets Dairy Day

Silver Lake Women’s Club GFWC  held  its meeting on May 1 at the Silver Lake Legion Club room. There were 16  members present.
The garage sale went very good thanks to all the ladies who brought food and helped working at the sale.
Dairy Days will be held June 15 and lunch will be served. The Silver Lake Women’s Club is in charge of this event.
Work on the cookbook will be finished soon.
A report was given on the district convention and some of the ladies won blue ribbons on their projects.

Named to NDSU dean’s list

Recently named to the North Dakota State University  (NDSU) spring dean’s list were Mackenzie Matousek, strategic communication, Mitchell Rothstein, accounting and Tristan Weber, construction management, all of Glencoe, and Russell Bayerl, mechanical engineering, and Joshua Yurek, mechanical engineering, both of Silver Lake.

Named to St. Cloud dean’s list

St. Cloud State University has announced its spring  semester dean’s list. Local students who earned spots on the dean’s list and their majors include: Carolin Goebel, accounting, Brownton; and Tate Lilienthal, communication arts and literature, and Tyler Raduenz, studio art, both of Glencoe.

Brandon Ebert receives award

Don’t close Elliott Avenue RR crossing

Years ago, the late Melvin “Sarge” Hammerstrom was considered a “gadfly” by the Glencoe City Council. He had a few special concerns he wanted the Council to address, and he would not take no for an answer. Relentless would be a good word for him.
Sarge also was about as hard of hearing as a door knob, so there was no use arguing with him.
Sarge was insistent in getting the railroad crossings fixed within the city. It was all about safety to him, and the crossings, at nearly all the avenues in central Glencoe, were not exactly safe.

YES! team named state champs, competes in Solar Boat regatta

Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) High School’s Youth Energy Summit (YES!) group had a busy weekend May 20 and 21. At the Twins game on Sunday, the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School YES! Team was named 2016-2017 Youth Energy Summit state champions for their exemplary work to find solutions to today’s environmental challenges.

Supermileage team competes in challenge

The Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Supermileage Team competed in the 29th annual MTEEA Supermileage Challenge at Brainerd International Raceway May 15-16. The students competed in three classes with four vehicles. Students have been working all year on building two new vehicles, adding fuel injection to a previously entered vehicle and modifying the ethanol vehicle.

Wigs of Hope still going strong

Pat Brinkman’s mother and two of her best friends died of cancer. Gail Koch also has had friends and family members die of cancer.
The two paired up several years ago to form Wigs of Hope, which provides wigs, scarves and hats — at no cost — to cancer patients who have lost hair to chemotherapy.
Brinkman’s mother battled breast cancer three times. When her mother was in her 80s, she bought a wig to cover her bald head.
“I think it (the wig) cost her about $200,” said Brinkman.

Trailblazer, WCAT close to compromise

McLeod and Sibley counties and Wright County Area Transportation (WCAT) edged closer to an agreement Thursday that could result in WCAT withdrawing its notice of its intent to withdraw from the Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Agreement.
Representatives from McLeod and Sibley counties said at a joint powers board meeting Thursday morning that they could agree to nearly all of the points outlined in a letter by WCAT about what WCAT feels would be necessary to continue partnership in Trailblazer.

Memorial Day services set in Glencoe, area cities

Glencoe and its surrounding communities have planned Memorial Day services for Monday, May 29.
On Sunday, May 28, the Glencoe American Legion Post 95 and Christ Lutheran Church on Knight Avenue will host a community service at 9 a.m. at the church.
On Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m., American Legion Post 95 and Glencoe VFW Post 5102 will host a Memorial Day service in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Auditorium. Legion Post Commander Jim Entinger will give the address.