February 25th, 2015

Trailblazer moves forward on Wright County facility

The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board took steps Thursday that will hopefully lead to financing for a new facility in Buffalo to serve its Wright County riders.
Trailblazer Executive Director Gary Ludwig said that trying to secure funding has been, well, trying.
The Buffalo Housing and Redevelopment Authority has offered to issue bonds to build the facility, which would be a virtual duplicate of Trailblazer’s Glencoe building, and then transfer ownership to Trailblazer through a lease-to-own agreement over a number of years.

County Board votes 3-2 for countywide trail plan

On a 3-2 vote Feb. 17, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners agreed to have Mid-Minnesota Development Commission help it develop a countywide trail plan.
The proposal was made by Al Koglin, parks superintendent, who said that a comprehensive trail plan will help coordinate efforts in the county.
“Everyone is kind of going off on their own tangent with trails and walking paths,” Koglin said of plans in different communities throughout the county. “We’d like to look at all these ideas and have a county plan.”

Crawfish boil

On to the state tourney

2015 Glencoe Business Expo

Silver Lake ice golf

Regular season ends with 7-win streak

On to the playoffs for Panther boys' hoops

By closing out the regular season with a seven-game winning streak, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team laid claim to a one-half share of the Wright County Conference West championship, a 20-5 regular season, and the No. 1 seed in the North subsection of the Section 2AA Tournament.
Three goals accomplished – but aspirations remain.

Panther girls' cagers enter final week of regular season

A topsy-turvy campaign for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team has entered the final week of the regular season. 
The 14-10 Panthers found themselves on opposite ends of blowouts last week, defeating Mound Westonka 69-41 at home on Tuesday, Feb. 17, before suffering a 61-35 defeat at Dassel-Cokato two nights later.

Three Panther wrestlers qualify for state

The Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team will be represented at state once again this season. 
A trio of Panthers – Brandon Richter, Nate Tesch and Nick Brelje – all claimed runner-up finishes in their respective weight classes at the Section 2AA individual meet last weekend after two days of competition at Delano High School.