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March 18th, 2015

Stop obstructing the president’s goals

To the Editor:
Throughout President Obama’s presidency, the opposition party has done nothing but obstruct any actions that would benefit the ordinary citizens of the country. They are totally disrespectful of him, call him a foreigner, a Muslim, and assorted other snarky comments. The actions of Congress have ground to a complete halt where anything he proposes is met with no action, and compromise is a foreign concept. They continue to grind away at the Affordable Care Act with the Supreme Court to the detriment of their constituents.

City, other officials ponder storm water options

A plan, called Glencoe northeast drainage improvements, was the topic of a workshop session at the Glencoe City Center Wednesday afternoon, and it included representatives from the city and county as well as state water experts and Buffalo Creek Watershed District board members.
Being looked at was a project that would redirect flood waters from the north and central portions of Glencoe eastward to the east ditch system.

County Board approves permit for Sober Farm

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday granted a conditional use permit for Todd Knapper and Kirstin Jacques to operate a transitional housing facility known as Sober Farm in an existing dwelling in Round Grove Township for overnight lodging and facilities for up to six residents at a time to assist in alcohol and drug addiction recovery.

Glencoe Food Cooperative dissolves, but plans under way for private store

The Glencoe Food Co-op is dissolving before it ever opened its doors, but that doesn’t mean the area will never have a business that offers organic food and other natural products.
One of the co-op’s organizers, Janette Goettl, said Friday that the co-op’s initial members have voted to dissolve the cooperative and discontinue efforts after a market study and consultants showed that there was a slim chance of getting it off the ground.

School district names polling sites, gives absentee ballot information

Residents of Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School District, Independent School District 2859, will be given the opportunity to vote on one question during the school district’s special election on Tuesday, May 12. The ballot question asks for approval of up to $24.19 million for a school district bond issue:
The ballot question is as follows:

Townships hold annual meetings; some also have elections of officials

d their annual meetings March 10, and those who do not have fall elections also had annual elections. Following is a round-up of results:
Acoma — About 45 residents attended the annual meeting, and agreed to keep the 2016 tax levy the same as 2015: general fund, $55,000; road and bridge, $143,000; town hall, $10,000; fire administration, $20,000; heavy equipment, $5,000; and fire equipment, $25,000.

St. Patrick's Day parade

Chelman runs south

Orth Foundation recipients of 2015

MIDIots to perform March 24