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April 3rd, 2019

McLeod County Student Government Day

McLeod County invited students from the county area — including GSL, Hutchinson and home-schooled students — to take part in a day of government Tuesday, April 2. Starting at 8 a.m., students were treated to breakfast, sat through a county board meeting, and were taken on tours of various McLeod County facilities, among other activities. Above, County Attorney Michael Junge, who spoke to students about what it takes to be in his position. Shortly after, students sat in District Court Judge Jody Winters’ courtroom for a presentation and questions.

Panther trap/skeet team prepping for campaign

The Glencoe-Silver Lake trap/skeet team begins its competitive season Monday, April 22, at the Winthrop Game Protective League in Winthrop. The regular season runs through May 23.

Koford is Brownton’s new full-time police officer

Karl Koford stands in front of his police vehicle and the Brownton Area Civic Center before his shift started.

Luehmann is driven by spirit of volunteerism

Gaylord’s Al Luehmann has volunteered his time driving for Trailblazer Transit for a decade.

Building replacement

A crew from Ryan Voss Construction of Glencoe razed the Tri-Valley Head Start facility on the Christ Lutheran Church property last Tuesday. The buildings served children of families who come to the area for seasonal work. The buildings date back to the 1980s. The buildings and playground equipment will be replaced later this spring.

Donating for a great cause

Hoping to win prizes during a raffle drawing, Becky Smith and members of her family traveled from Aberdeen, S.D. to help raise money for the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Basketball Jamboree Saturday at GSL High School. Smith deposited 50 $1 raffle tickets she purchased into a bucket hoping to win prizes.

Panther Paws Storm compete in Division 5

The Glencoe-Silver Lake Panther Paws Storm gymnastics team competed in the Division 5 Championships on March 23-24.
“I was so proud of eveery one for reaching their personal goals and staying positive to achieve positive results,” said lead coordinator Trisha Fenske, noting that the team finished six-plus points over its season average at the meet.
Storm gymnasts swept the top five places in the Senior Division all-around, led by Emma Pierce’s score of 28.825.

(For the complete story, see the April 3 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Panther trap/skeet team prepping for campaign

The seventh season of the Glencoe-Silver Lake trap/ skeet team’s participation in the Minnesota High School Clay Target League began on Monday, April 1, under the instruction of head coach Laurie Dummer.
There will be three weeks of practice including reserve scores, with the regular season competition set to begin the week of April 22.
Helping Dummer are assistant coaches David Dummer, Katilyn Susdorf, Ian Coates, John Collins, Chris Larson, Tracy Larson, Brian Alsleben and Jessica Alsleben.

SL Council discusses county shed options, street parking near Lakeside

The Silver Lake City Council discussed its options in acquiring a shed owned by McLeod County at its quarterly meeting Monday, April 1.
The city has been renting the shed since the county vacated it in 2014. In return for the use of the majority of the shed, the city has plowed and swept two miles of county roads within the city limits.

Koford is Brownton’s new full-time police officer

Brownton’s new (and only) full-time police officer, Karl Koford, from Fairfax, comes to town with a voluminous history of service in the field of protection, from 15 years of small-town police departments to the United States Navy.
Koford reached petty officer second class after serving for eight years in the Navy, from 2006 to 2014. Having served two years as a police officer for the City of Hector starting in 2004, his commitment to service drew him to national service.