February 10th, 2016

Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board - 1-11-2016

School Board Proceedings
ISD #2859
Glencoe-Silver Lake, Minnesota
January 11, 2016

Litchfield thumps GSL boys’ cagers

A wellspring of good feelings from the 79-78 defeat of visiting Rockford on Monday, Feb. 1, evaporated entirely as the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team was soundly defeated 63-49 by visiting Litchfield four nights later.
“We just weren’t moving, weren’t flowing,” coach Robb DeCorsey said. “It was the same way we’d been practicing all week.”

Panther girls rally for big road win

Once again showing its penchant for a nice rally, the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team battled back from an early 9-0 deficit to defeat host Litchfield 50-42 on Thursday, Feb. 4.
The Panthers were in danger of trailing by double digits less than four minutes into the game as the Dragons took full advantage of some early GSL moppishness. 

Grapplers lose at Canby

The Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie wrestling team fell in its regular-season finale, losing 42-32 at Canby in a dual meet on Friday, Feb. 5.
Canby took a prompt 18-0 lead via a trio of forfeits to begin the competition. Kole Polzin, at 126 pounds, logged the Panthers’ first points by pinning Nolan Fink in one minute, 11 seconds. 

Gymnasts top Orono

With the Section 2A meet on deck this Friday, it was a good time for the Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team to receive a morale boost. 
That boost came on Friday, Feb. 5 via a 118.475-116.8 win over Orono in the Panthers’ regular-season finale. 

February 9th

Deputy will not be charged in shooting death

McLeod County Deputy Sheriff Matthew Wyatt will not be charged in the Nov. 1 shooting death of Hutchinson resident Luverne Christensen, it was announced Tuesday afternoon.

The McLeod County Attorney's Office has found that Wyatt's action was legal under the Minnesota statute that governs the "use of deadly force to protect any person from apparent death or bodily harm."

"Deputy Wyatt's use of deadly force was authorized. No charges will be filed," wrote McLeod County Attorney Michael Junge in a statement of findings.

February 3rd

Two hurt in crash near Brownton

Two people were injured in a two-car, head-on accident on an icy Highway 212 just west of Highway 15, west of Brownton, today. The accident was reported shortly before noon.

Daughter born to Soto

Fatima Soto of Glencoe announces the birth of her daughter, Sophia Analee Canu, born Jan. 20, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Sophia weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. She joins siblings Tiffany Contreras and Sebastian Cantu. Grandparents are Maria and Vicente Soto. 

Baby boy joins Skala family

Amber and Jeffrey Skala of Stewart announce the birth of their son, Landon Jeffrey Skala, born Jan. 27, 2016, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Landon weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 inches long. He joins sibling Bailey and Peyton. Grandparents are Nancy and Dwane Greiner of Biscay, Darren and Jennifer Robinson of Hutchinson and James and Charlene Skala of Cass Lake. 

Bauer honored in contest

Lauren Bauer of Brownton received an honorable mention for her submition to the 2015 “Mayor for a Day” essay contest sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities. Students in grades four through six were asked to write an essay describing what they would do to encourage people to get involved with city government if they were mayor for a day. Bauer is a fifth-grade student at Sibley East.