August 19th, 2015

143rd McLeod County Fair opens today

The 143rd McLeod County Fair is slated to open today (Wednesday). The fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 23.

The fair officially opens at 1 p.m. today, but the 4-H and open class goat show starts at noon. Other 1 p.m. events include the senior citizen program with entertainment by Sugar Loom in the Corporate Tent; Century Farm presentation, Corporate Tent; midway opens; and Lake Superior Helicopter rides until sunset.
Other events throughout the day include:

Glencoe hosts polka festival

Brownton takes delivery of new engine

Lincoln Park construction continues

Plato cops Region 7C championship

Comin’ at you!

Practice makes perfect

August 14th

McLeod County deputy will not face charges in NYA shooting

The Carver County Attorney's office announced today (Friday) that it will not file any criminal charges against McLeod County Deputy Matthew Wyatt, who shot a man in the arm outside the Kwik Trip in Norwood Young America April 17.

A statement from the attorney's office said that "after a thorough and independent investigation, it became clear that no reasonable person could conclude under these circumstances the police officer was not justified under Minnesoa law in shooting the individual."

August 13th

Driver faces charges in fatal accident

The driver of a vehicle that struck and killed 40-year-old bicyclist Penny Verdeck of Glencoe on April 26 is facing three criminal charges in connection to the accident.
Emily Louise Givens, 25, of Prior Lake, has been charged in McLeod County District Court with a felony count of vehicular homicide resulting in death, a misdemeanor count of careless driving and a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a wireless communication device while driving.

Givens will make her first court appearance Monday, Aug. 31, before Judge Terrence Conkel.

August 12th

27 Silver Lake senior citizens met on Aug. 10

The Silver Lake Senior Citizens Club met Monday, Aug. 10, with 27 regular members present and two new members, Tina Dolezal and Father Paul Schumacher.
August birthdays: Bernie Kaczmarek, Richard Kosek, LeRoy Penas and Ron Mickolichek.
August anniversaries: Huebert and Margaret Schermann, 56 years.
Get well cards were sent to Gary Kaczmarek, Donald Benz, Aggie Fiecke and Father Paul Schumacher.