Alyssa Schauer

12/10/2014 - 8:46am
On a 3-2 vote, the McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved revisions to its county tobacco-free workplace ordinance to include e-cigarettes on Tuesday evening, Dec. 2. Jean Johnson, public health educator, approached the County Board once again, urging it to approve the revisions. She shared an editorial published in the Hutchinson Leader, and written by Dr. Steven Mulder from Hutchinson...
12/10/2014 - 8:45am
Several issues were raised at the McLeod County Truth in Taxation hearing Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, concerning the wheelage tax and the lengthy list of impending county projects, but of most concern was the proposed 2 percent levy tax increase for 2015. And the general consensus of the public was: “No, do not raise taxes.” Wheelage...
12/03/2014 - 7:48am
In 2015, the first day of school in the Glencoe-Silver Lake school district will be Tuesday, Sept. 8, due to a later Labor Day holiday, and Superintendent Chris Sonju suggested to the GSL School Board changing the school calendar so that school begins Tuesday, Sept. 1. Sonju said at workshop session Nov. 24 that when school districts wish to...
12/03/2014 - 7:47am
In their fourth year of the backpack program, volunteers with Common Cup Ministry and Hunger-Free McLeod are packing close to 200 backpacks with food for underfed children in the Glencoe-Silver Lake and Hutchinson school districts. And the need continues to increase. The backpack program is a movement in McLeod County to decrease hunger in...
11/26/2014 - 7:51am
Some of you may have noticed The Chronicle is looking for a full-time general assignment reporter to cover my beat — the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board, the Silver Lake City Council, and other feature stories and photography assignments. Yes, the rumors are true: I’m marrying a rich guy and moving to New Zealand. No, just kidding...
11/26/2014 - 7:39am
In a two-hour workshop session Monday night, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board agreed “something needs to be done” about the recurring maintenance issues at Helen Baker Elementary School and the space issues at the high school, and decided to pose the questions for the public next May in another building referendum election. At...
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