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February 11th, 2015

Single-sort recycling to start in May

McLeod County is gearing up to launch its one-sort recycling program, and residents are being asked to choose the size of their curbside recycling carts.
Cards regarding cart sizes are to be returned by Feb. 13 to the solid waste department. The goal is to have the program get under way in May.
Sarah Young, solid waste coordinator, brought a few items to the County Board’s attention regarding one-sort recycling at its Feb. 3 meeting.

City cemetery board appointments discussed at personnel committee

With two openings on the city’s cemetery board, the Glencoe City Council late last year discussed naming the council members as the new board, rather than seek community volunteers to fill the positions. The main reason was there was little interest shown by the public.
But last Wednesday afternoon, the Council’s personnel and legislative committee recommended staying with the appointment system after a number of names surfaced showing interest in the two vacancies. Mayor Randy Wilson has the authority to make the appointments with Council approval.

Glencoe Fire Department looking for volunteers to fill out its roster

The Glencoe Fire Department is having a difficult time filling its 40-person roster and is looking for new volunteers to bring it back up to strength. But that could be difficult, the City Council’s personnel and legislative committee heard Feb. 4.
City Administrator Mark Larson said the department currently has 34 members, but is funded for 40.
Because people are more mobile, and often experience more career and life changes than in the past, it is becoming more difficult to find and retain volunteers for the fire department.

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Brownton's Cabin Fever Days

Looking for a WCC title

Back on a winning track

Regular season ends

Panthers set up showdown with Annandale

With the end of the regular season less than two weeks away, the Glencoe-Silver Lake boys’ basketball team remains poised to take the top spot in the Wright County Conference West after going 3-for-3 last week at home.
“It feels good,” coach Robb DeCorsey said. “We played three teams we should beat and we took care of business. Three wins in a week is always a good thing.”

GSL girls snap four-game losing skid

A second half rally in its final game of last week brought an end to a four-game losing streak for the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ basketball team. 
The Panthers tasted victory for the first time since Jan. 23 after overcoming a two-point halftime deficit against Norwood Young America to defeat their visitors 56-53 on Saturday, Feb. 7.