July 12th, 2017

GSL planning for Sept. 5 start date

During the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board meeting Monday, Superintendent Chris Sonju announced that the district is fully anticipating to have a Sept. 5 start date for the 2017-2018 school year.
Sonju said the board will have to wait until the end of July before it can get into the specifics about workshop and open house dates and times, and that the district will keep staff and families informed once these decisions are made.

County Board votes 4-1 to clear horse path on Luce Line Trail

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 July 5 to clear the horse trail that parallels the Luce Line recreational trail, with Commissioner Ron Shimanski expressing a strong dissenting opinion as he cast the only negative vote.
The commissioners met Wednesday, July 5, because the Independence Day holiday fell on its usual meeting date.

Garoutte earns Eagle Scout with Biscay veterans memorial

Adam Garoutte, a member of Boy Scout Troop 352, recently completed the All Veterans Memorial for the city of Biscay as part of his Boy Scout Eagle Project.
The planning for the project began in early August 2016 and was completed in May with the installation of the memorial plaque. The city of Biscay agreed to be the beneficiary of this Eagle Project when Garoutte presented a final proposal for the $6,300 project.

July 11th

Brewers battling to finish .500 in CRVL

A split of its two post-Independence Day games gave the Glencoe Brewers an 11-8 overall record entering this week. 
The Brewers opened their weekend with a 4-3 win against visiting Cologne on Friday, July 7. 
Glencoe took the lead for good as Colt Trebesch and Teddy Petersen both scored in the opening inning. Brody Bratsch knocked in Derek Weber with an RBI single in the fifth, before Weber drove in Cameron Chap in the sixth.

Bruins win three straight

A five-game losing streak came to an end in a most unusal way for the Brownton Bruins, as the team was awarded a forfeit victory against visiting St. Boni on Friday, June 30.
The Bruins claimed what goes in the book as a 9-0 win after the Saints were engaged in team behaviors that resulted in the termination of the contest after Seth Schuette, Ryan Grams and Josh Dietz reached base to begin the bottom of the first inning.

Post 641 heads into district playoffs

The Plato American Legion Post 641 baseball team triumphantly returned to action after a long holiday layoff with a 6-2 defeat of visiting Sibley East on Monday, July 10.
Starting pitcher Alex Troska struck out seven while walking four and allowing one hit over five innings to earn the win. Korey Johnson tossed the final two innings in relief, striking out two, walking two and allowing one hit. Both pitchers gave up one unearned run.

Plato winning streak ends

It was an up-and-down weekend for the Plato Blue Jays, as the squad scored a big win followed by a disappointing loss in back-to-back games at Bluejay Stadium.
The quick roller coaster followed Plato’s 6-4 win over Hamburg at Norwood on Wednesday, July 5. It was the fifth win in a row for the Blue Jays, who rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the top of the fifth for the victory.

Post 5102 busts out the lumber

Three straight post-Independence Day wins have given the Glencoe VFW Post 5102 baseball team a 13-6 overall record heading into the final two games of the regular season.
Glencoe closed out the weekend by claiming a doubleheader sweep against Becker at Vollmer Field on Sunday, July 9. 
Starting pitcher Joe Knudten earned the win in the opener with six innings of four-hit, three-strikeout work in a 12-5 victory. Knudten also went 3-for-4 at the plate as Glencoe banged out 16 hits in all.

July 7th

Highway 15 traffic to be detoured through Brownton

Motorists traveling near Brownton will encounter a short detour starting Monday, July 10, as work will be done on the railroad crossing at Highway 15. The work/detour is expected to take one week to finish. The detour is listed below.

Northbound traffic will take County Road 32  (Division Street) to County Road 25 (Plum Avenue) to County Road 26 (100th Street) to Highway 15.

Southbound traffic will take County Road 26 (100th Street) to County Road 25 (Plum Avenue) to County Road 32 (Division Street) to Highway 15.

July 6th

Round Grove Township

Round Grove Township
The Round Grove Township board will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the home of the chairperson.
Deborah Zellmann, Clerk
(Published in The McLeod County Chronicle July 5, 2017)