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July 3rd, 2013

Getting to know you on Dairy Day

Noah Brinkmann, 16-month-old son of Tom and Jennifer Brinkmann of Glencoe, tried to get up close to several baby pigs at Thursday’s Glencoe Dairy Day activities at Oak Leaf Park. Local 4-Hers also showed calves as well.

April 17th

Creekside concept plan runs into roadblocks

The Glencoe Planning and Industrial Commission Monday afternoon received a brief update of the concept proposal to turn the Creekside subdivision near Miller Manufacturing into an affordable housing subdivision.
City Administrator Mark Larson said initial research, however, indicated that the tax increment financing (TIF) request by Hutchinson developer Gus Wurdell may not be available for this project, because Wurdell is not the initial developer of the subdivision.

March 27th

Stewart City Council discusses I&I issues in workshop session

The Stewart City Council is hoping to take advantage of its current street and utility improvement project to address some of its inflow and infiltration (I&I) of storm water into the sanitary sewer system.

March 13th

Echo praise for Lee and coverage of local sports

To the Editor:
We, too, have to echo the praise of Rich Glennie in his recent column regarding Lee Ostrom. As parents of three sons, who competed for GSL and the Plato Blue Jays over a 10-year period, we spent a lot of time on bleachers.
We, undoubtedly, saw Lee at every event. It didn’t matter if you saw him at an event on a Tuesday and Thursday; you would still see him Sunday afternoon following a baseball game with his notepad and camera in hand.

February 14th

Great things happening at GSL

February is here, and I thought I would give you some of the highlights of the school year thus far.
With about four months to go in the school year, we look forward to the many success stories that will happen. Things at GSL are going great, and we have lots to be proud of.
During the recent visit from the commissioner of education, we had an opportunity to show her firsthand how great GSL is.

Fracking good for Minnesota, United States

To the Editor:
A controversy is brewing at the state Capitol on whether to end or severely restrict mining of silica sand because of the potential environmental concerns.
These concerns have been inflamed by a Hollywood propaganda film “Promised Land,” filled with misleading information. The film claims, among other things, that families in Pennsylvania had their groundwater contaminated because of “fracking” for natural gas.

January 23rd

Bayerl makes honors list

Mitchell Bayerl of Silver Lake was named to the dean’s honor list at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the fall semester. Bayerl is in the College of Engineering.

Writer expresses concerns with Glencoe’s winter parking rules

To the Editor:
Where are the signs?
Most cities have a minimum of signage posted at city entrances stating that there is a winter parking ban.
I get paid weekly; however, many people are paid bi-weekly or semi-monthly. Why are these citations due in such short time?
Hennepin County requires payment within 30 days.
You cannot get information on your citation from the city of Chaska for a period of 10 days, and then you have to pay the fine or schedule an appearance within 30 days. Yes, that is a city-issued citation.

December 26th, 2012

Mary Jane Draeger, 78, of Hutchinson

Funeral services for Mary Jane Draeger, 78, of Hutchinson, were held Sunday, Dec. 23, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Fernando with the Rev. Aaron Albrecht officiating.
Mrs. Draeger died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at the Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
The organist was Wanda Renner and the soloist was Andrew Hermodson-Olsen. Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art,” “Comfort Ye, Comfort Ye, My People” and “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us.”

November 14th

Why so few handicap cubicles at City Center polls?

To the Editor:
I went to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, as did many others at the City Center. We got there around 9:30 a.m. There was not a large crowd at that time.
I am partially handicapped. Standing is not something I’m able to do very much of.
I asked if there was an area or place where I could sit down to vote. I was directed to a cubicle with a chair, and someone was using it at the time. So I waited in line for the person to get done voting.