July 27th, 2016

Bruins lose 2 as regular season ends

Regional play-ins take place this week

While Plato gets to relax this week given its No. 1 seed, both Glencoe and Brownton will be fighting for their postseason lives as the Region 7C Tournament play-in series begin this week.
The Bruins, which claimed the No. 9 seed in the final regional standings, are scheduled to open their play-in series at eighth-seeded Watertown at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The best-of-three series is slated to continue with the venue switching to Brownton for a 7:30 p.m. contest on Friday. 

Brewers enter playoffs having lost five of six

July has not been a kind month for the Glencoe Brewers. 
Having entered the month with a 12-9 overall record that included its forfeit victory against Norwood, Glencoe lost five of six games in July to close out the regular season with a 13-14 overall record and a 9-9 mark in the final Crow River Valley League (CRVL) standings.

Bruins lose twice to close out regular season

 A pair of losses – one in-league, one out – brought the regular season to an end for the Brownton Bruins last week, though the squad didn’t go down without a fight in its Crow River Valley League (CRVL) finale at Green Isle on Sunday, July 24.
Four days after losing 10-0 to visiting Chaska, Brownton trailed the host Irish 9-0 heading into the eighth inning of their concluding CRVL clash before this week’s Region 7C playoffs begin.

Plato win streak hits two months

At one point early this season, the defending state Class C champion Plato Blue Jays had a rather slight 4-3 overall record.
That was on May 25, after Plato dropped a 4-2 decision to Green Isle at Blue Jay Stadium.

July 25th

Henry Becker, 91, of Glencoe

Henry Becker, 91, of Glencoe, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at his home.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 31, at 1:30 p.m., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at

July 21st


McLeod County
A public accuracy test of the M100 & DS200 Ballot Counters and AutoMark will be held on August 1, 2016 starting at 8:30 A.M. at the McLeod County North Complex Building Large Conference Room, 2391 Hennepin Ave. N., Glencoe, Minnesota. This test is open to the public.
Cindy Schultz Ford
McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer
Published on July 17th, 2016
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle July 20 & 27, 2016)

Notice of Election - Polling Places

Notice of Election
To the voters of the County of McLeod, State of Minnesota:
Notice is hereby given that a Primary Election will be held on
Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Location of Polling Place for the
2016 State Primary and General Election
Acoma    23486 230th St., Hutchinson (Acoma Town Hall)
Bergen    3548 180th St., Lester Prairie (Lester Prairie Sportsmen’s Club)
Collins    551 Prior St., Stewart (Stewart Community Center)

July 20th

Repair work set for Highway 22 in Glencoe on Thursday

Repair work on the Highway 22 railroad crossing in downtown Glencoe is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, from 10 am to 2 pm

Motorists should be prepared for short delays as the road will be reduced to one lane and flaggers will be used to direct traffic.

Still a chance for a special session?

In the wake of the shooting of police officers in Texas, a mass killing in France and the long-awaited start of the Republican National Convention, the thought of a special leglisative session in Minnesota has faded from our minds.
But apparently, there is a spark of hope that a bonding bill and a transportation bill may yet be passed this summer.