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December 24th

School Board, architect talk building options

What does a 21st century classroom look like? School districts across Minnesota are evolving. Is Glencoe-Silver Lake next on the list?
The School Board met for a work session with architect Paul Youngquist on Tuesday night, Dec. 16, to discuss these questions, as well as the future of Helen Baker School.
Youngquist gave a long list of examples of schools he had remodeled or built for surrounding Minnesota districts, explaining the trends that were showing great results with those students.  

County to reschedule ditch redetermination hearing

McLeod County will hold a new hearing on the redetermination of benefits for County Ditch 20 and County Ditch 22, both of which are in the county’s 5th District.
Fifth District Commissioner Jon Christensen raised the issue at the County Board’s Dec. 16 meeting, saying that some notices sent to property owners for the original hearing, held Nov. 20, had a start time of 9 p.m. rather than 9 a.m.
“Apparently, there were a few people standing around outside the North Complex at 9 p.m.,” said Christensen.

County Planning Commission attaches conditions to meat-processing CUP

A proposed custom-processing business on a goat farm in Hale Township got the approval of the McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission on Wednesday, Dec. 17 — but with a long list of conditions designed to address concerns of neighbors.
Mohamed Gaabane, an immigrant, approached the planning commission at its November meeting seeking a conditional use permit to allow him to custom butcher goats raised on his farm.

Living Nativity

Wee Friends Christmas program

Silver Lake Winterfest

ECFE program

December 17th

Milton Paul Uecker, 91, of Gaylord

Milton Uecker, 91, of Gaylord, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Oak Terrace Assisted Living in Gaylord.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County. The Rev. Harold Storm officiated. Debbie Forstner was the organist, and soloist Curt Kahle sang “O Holy Night.” LeAnn Lendt was the cross bearer. Congregational hymns were “Just As I Am,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Silent Night.”

Omar Peterson, 84, rural Hutchinson

Omar Lowell Peterson, 84, of rural Hutchinson, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Cedar Crest Estate in Hutchinson.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with the Rev. Paulus Pilgrim and the Rev. Dave Wollan officiating. Sharon Barton was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Joy to the World,” “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” and “Silent Night.” Special music was “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Marvin Kaufmann, 84, of Lakefield

Marvin Kaufmann, 84, of Lakefield, formerly of Brownton and Glencoe, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Dec. 11, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe.