April 19th, 2017

Glen Arthur Zdrazil, 81, of Annandale

Glen Arthur Zdrazil, 81, of Annandale, formerly of Winsted, died peacefully following a battle with cancer on April 12, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Home in Howard Lake.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 18, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant.
Casket bearers were John Zdrazil, Julie Schlueter, Chris Schlueter, Brad Schlueter and Joe Schlueter. Interment was in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Winsted.

Consuelo Gomez, 65, of Winthrop

Consuelo (Vazquez) Gomez, 65, of Winthrop, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 18, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe, with the Rev. Tony Stubeda officiating. Sue Mielke was the organist. The Spanish Choir was the song leader. A solo was “Amor Eterno.” Musical selections were “Entre Tus Manos,” “Cien Ovejas,” “Alegres Tomamos” and “Adios, O Virgen de Guadalupe.”

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Strib portrays county as full of zealots

It’s not often that the metro media, in particular the Star Tribune, venture into McLeod County, unless it involves something negative.
So when the April 9 Sunday edition, front page no less, zeroed in on our county’s evangelical tendencies, it came as a surprise. “‘God’s Country’ Still Steadfast” read the headline, and the article indicated that McLeod County is one of the most conservative in the state. It is firmly lodged in the Republican camp when it comes to elections and has for generations.
Well, no kidding.

FoodShare March campaign successful in county

To the Editor:
Cheers and thank you to all who supported the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign!
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf received a combination of food and funds totaling over 89,000.
The “Town Challenge” per capita tally allows Plato, Lester Prairie and Silver Lake to boast the top three spots for 2017! With donations credited to every city in the county, it is no doubt McLeod County is a wonderful example of “giving where you live!”
Lennie Albers,
Executive Director
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf

Planning panel recommends denial of permit

The city of Glencoe Planning Commission made a recommendation to the City Council to deny a special use permit (SUP) request after a public hearing Thursday, April 13.
The permit was requested by Glencoe Progressive Partners and its owners, Sam Scholl and Willard Exsted, to build two sets of custom twin homes, a total of four homes, along the 400 block of 20th Street West in Glencoe.
The twin homes, to be built by Tuchtenhagen Construction of Arlington, were to be custom built as they are sold and expected to be in the $200,000 range.

McLeod County Board updated on jail project progress

Work on the interior of McLeod County’s jail project is just about done, the County Board heard at its meeting Tuesday morning.
Sam Lauer of Contegrity, the construction management firm, said that “fire-stopping” walls are being installed and, once they are finished and inspected, contractors can begin painting the interior.
Lauer also reported that one of two elevators is currently being installed.

City Council adopts assessment rolls for Baxter Ave. project

The Glencoe City Council took action on two construction projects at its Monday meeting.
The council passed a resolution, by a 4-1 vote, to adopt the assesment rolls for the Baxter Avenue project after a public hearing was held. Council Member Allen Robeck voted against the resolution.
The council heard from a few members of the public regarding the project.
One resident asked about sump pump hook-ups and another about replacing sanitary sewer connections.

Glencoe Business Expo set for Sunday

The 2017 Glencoe Business Expo is set for Sunday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center, a new location from previous years.

April 18th

Panther golf teams swing into season

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ golf team got its season started last week with a pair of meets on the road as the squad prepares to host an invitational contest on Thursday.

The Panthers opened their spring schedule with a scramble in Litchfield on Thursday, April 6. GSL, fielding five golfers, put together a two Panther pairings and also teamed up with Benson for a third duo.