June 15th, 2016

Final round of school construction bids come in over planned budget

The final bid package for the Glencoe-Silver Lake construction project came in over budget, the School Board heard Monday night.
This final bid package covers about 80 percent of the project and has over 20 different scopes, Business Manager Michelle Sander explained. Sander said the total package came in over budget, but many of the separate scopes were under estimates.

A friendly battle between businesses: to end Alzheimer’s

By Rebecca Mariscal
Staff Writer
Professional Insurance Providers and Glencoe’s First Minnesota Bank will be adding some sweet competition to their fundraising efforts for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The two local businesses are competing to see which can raise the most money for the event in Minneapolis. And losing will come at a high price: a pie to the face.

County approves $8,000 for Judd Avenue project

It is impossible to predict every little cost that might come up with a construction project.
The McLeod County Jail project is not any different. As part of the jail expansion project, Ives Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets in Glencoe, was vacated with the plan of opening Judd Avenue between the same streets.
As part of the project, the street is in need of nearly $43,000 in sewer line upgrades.  
The County Board, on Tuesday, June 7, approved to partner with the city of Glencoe by paying up to $8,000 toward the upgrades.

3 injured in separate accidents last week

A motorcyclist was injured in an accident on Highway 15  north of Hutchinson last week, and two women were injured Saturday in a rollover on Highway 212 west of Glencoe.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, motorcyclist Wayne A. Smetana, 69, of St. Michael, was injured Thursday, June 9, at about 7 p.m., when his motorcycle and a car collided in the roundabout on Highway 15 near North High Drive in Hutchinson. The car was a 2012 Dodge Charger driven by Alexander D. Schmidt, 19, of Hutchinson.

County to begin mowing road ditches

Partial McLeod County road ditch mowing will begin this week near intersections and areas where tall grass may cause reduced sight lines for motorists.
Next week, the county highway department will start making a top cut adjacent to the shoulder on all county roads. It also will be mowing any thistle patches and other noxious weeds encountered in the entire road right of way. The mowing usually takes two weeks, weather permitting, and is accomplished with four mower tractors.

Monahan places 7th at state

Keeping cool at the pool

A friendly challenge between businesses

Glencoe VFW team wins Montevideo tourney

Blue Jays now at 9-3 for season