April 1st, 2015

Secretary of State visits McLeod Co-op Power

The Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office is best known as the governing body of state elections, but most of its business is, well, really business.
Secretary of State Steve Simon stopped at McLeod Cooperative Power Association Monday morning to talk business.
Simon said the cooperative was chosen because it was the oldest registered business in Glencoe, having filed its original papers on Oct. 18, 1934.
In 1934, Simon added, average rent for a home was $20 a month, the average income was $1,600 a year, and a house cost an average of $5,900.

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County planning commission considers permit applications for shed, second farm dwelling

The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission made quick work of its agenda at its Wednesday, March 25, meeting. The agenda had just two items, neither of which drew any public comment.
The first was for a conditional use permit for Jason Schwartz in Hutchinson Township, who intends to build a storage shed greater than 2,400 square feet on a parcel less than 10 acres in size.
Because of the layout of Schwartz’ property, with a pool in the back and a non-buildable area, the shed will be located in the front yard area.

County re-establishes K-9 program

McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann asked the McLeod County Board of Commissioners to re-establish a K-9 dog program to help with narcotics detection and patrol tracking at its Tuesday meeting.
The board voted to move forward with a job description for the dog handler. After negotiation with the union, a final proposal will be brought to the board for approval.
The cost for the new K-9 program is estimated to be $13,200 from Performance Kennels in Buffalo for a dog and 14 weeks of narcotics detection and patrol/tracking/

Orth jamboree jams the gym at GSL High School

The Glencoe-Silver Lake High School gymnasium paid host to an entertaining evening for a great cause as the Tim Orth Foundation “Jam the Gym” event took over the home of the Panthers on Saturday, March 28.
The stands were full, as was the adjoining GSL cafeteria, for five-plus hours of festivities to benefit the 13 recipients of this year’s Tim Orth Memorial Foundation endowments. Glencoe’s fundraiser was the third and final of this year’s fundraisers, joining similar occasions in Fairfax and Bird Island that were held a week previous.  

Grand Meadows eggstravaganza

National champions welcomed home

First Lutheran School operetta

Jam the Gym a huge success

Antique appraisal