August 10th, 2016

Otto-Fisher headed to UW-Superior

Glencoe-Silver Lake head girls’ basketball and girls’ soccer coach Zach Otto-Fisher has resigned his roles with the school in order to accept a position as assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin-Superior womens’ basketball team.

Minneapolis touts new force policy

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges touted the police department’s new use-of-force policy at a press conference Monday.
There is much to admire about the new policy, particularly its mission of preservation of “the sanctity of life.” It isn’t black lives matter, or blue lives matter, or white lives matter, it’s the sanctity of all life. That’s a principle that we all need to adopt, regardless of our ethnicity, race, profession or social stances.

Commissioner candidates invited to forum

To the Editor:
General election candidates running for McLeod County commissioner will be invited to a question-and-answer forum Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center South Ballroom, 1107 11th St. E, Glencoe.
Commissioner District 3:


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage:
MORTGAGOR: Theresa Krueger Graunke, a single adult
MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for State Farm Bank, F.S.B.
Dated: 06/16/2006
Recorded: 06/26/2006
McLeod Recorder Document No. A362914

GSL still working to bring project back to budget

Glencoe-Silver Lake’s building project is still about $500,000 over its estimated $24 million budget, the School Board heard Monday night.
But that also includes an $800,000 contingency fund, which is not anticipated to be fully depleted.
Luke Papillon, project designer for Architects Rego & Youngquist, went over the changes made over the last month with the School Board.
Papillon explained that changes to two entrances were made, which reduced square footage and realized an estimated $400,000 in savings.

Kerry, Jen Venier named Pola-Czesky grand marshals

Kerry and Jen Venier were honored by the town they “fell in love with” 15 years ago by being named the grand marshals of the Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Days parade.
As grand marshals, they were present throughout last weekend’s celebration, and rode in the parade Sunday afternoon.
Natives of Duluth, the Veniers ended up in Silver Lake by a roundabout route that took them to Wisconsin, the state of Virginia and the city of Chaska.

Filings for candidacy trickling in for school, city council ballots

Filings for candidacy are trickling in for the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board, the city of Glencoe, and surrounding communities.
The filing period remains open through Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Two incumbents have filed for re-election to the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board: Kevin Kuester and Jamie Alsleben. The seat currently held by Donna VonBerge also is up for election. School board terms are for four years.
In the city of Glencoe, Mayor Randy Wilson, Council Member Kevin Dietz, Precinct 4, and Daniel Perschau, Precinct 1, have all filed for re-election.

GSL Board hears report on MCA results

The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board received a preliminary report on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) test scores at its Monday meeting.
High School Principal Paul Sparby and Elementary Principal Bill Butler talked about the results in their reports to the Board.
At the elementary level, Students in third through sixth grade are tested in math and reading. Students in fifth grade are also tested in science.

First Congregational youth learn life lessons on mission trip

What people do, and what they experience, can be two vastly different things, as a group of youth found out on a mission trip to Sisseton, South Dakota.
Six youths from the First Congregational Church in Glencoe joined the Rev. Michael Fritz, the church’s interim pastor, and chaperone Pam Gould on a mission trip from July 10 to July 15. The youths included Andrew Jungclaus, Bryanna Paul, Desiree Richardson, Kayla Salmela, Dylan Dahlke and Maren Warner.

Winsted man faces charges in Saturday vehicle accident

A Winsted man is facing charges of criminal vehicular operation and driving while intoxicated after a two-vehicle accident near Winsted late Saturday afternoon.
The accident was reported at 4:24 p.m., and occurred in the area of 230th Street and Cable Avenue, southwest of Winsted.
Arrested was Jacob Krueger, 30, of Winsted.