August 17th, 2016

Brownton qualifies for state

After missing out on the Region 7C Tournament in 2015, the Brownton Bruins made good on their return by clinching the regional’s fourth and final state tournament berth by going 2-2 in this year’s bracket.

The Bruins claimed their trip to this season’s state tourney – their first since 2013 –by defeating Glencoe 4-2 in an elimination-round game on Friday, Aug. 12.

August 11th

Correction on candidacy filing information

The Chronicle erred in Wednesday's issue when it reported that the term of Plato Mayor Bob Becker is up for election this year. It is not. Up for election in Plato are council seats currently held by Dennis Oltmann and Robert Pflipsen. Filings for candidacy close Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Renville County declares state of emergency

The Renville County Board of Commissioners met in emergency session today (Thursday) to declare a state of emergency due to the recent heavy rain and flooding that affected much of the county, according to Emergency Management Director Mike Hennen.

The West Central Tribune in Willmar reported that Olivia had over 9 inches of rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

This declaration is the first step in the process of obtaining disaster assistance for government owned property damaged by the storm.

August 10th

Glencoe one game from state berth

After suffering a sizable defeat in its Region 7C Tournament opener, the Glencoe Brewers kept their postseason hopes alive with a clutch victory to advance to the final weekend of regional play.

The tournament did not open kindly for seventh-seeded Glencoe, as No. 2 seed Waconia 10-runned the Brewers, 13-3, in seven innings on Saturday, Aug. 6, in St. Bonifacius.

Brownton stuns Plato, to play Glencoe in state qualifier

It was quite the return to regional play for Brownton, as the eighth-seeded Bruins stunned No. 1 seeded – and defending state champion – Plato, 6-5, in ten innings of the Region 7C Tournament opener on Friday, Aug. 5, in Watertown.

The Blue Jays carried an 18-game winning streak into the game and had swept the Bruins in two Crow River Valley League meetings this season. They took an early 1-0 lead as Tyler Lang singled home Nolan Lepel with a two-out single off starting pitcher Josh Wendlandt in the bottom of the first inning.

Plato facing elimination in regionals

What a difference a weekend makes.

Plato entered the Region 7C opener on Friday, Aug. 5, riding high as defending regional and state champions and were also in full control of its season via an 18-game winning streak.

One loss to Plato changed all of that in the blink of an eye.

The eighth-seeded Bruins stunned the top-seeded Blue Jays with a 6-5, 10-inning defeat at Watertown – Plato’s first loss since May 22 – suddenly setting the Crow River Valley champions into a fight for their postseason lives.

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