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...
11/26/2014 - 7:38am
The McLeod County Board, meeting Nov. 17, yet again tabled a decision on adopting amendments to its tobacco ordinance and postponed the vote to its Dec. 2 meeting. Public Health Director Kathy Nowak and Jean Johnson, public health educator, presented a revised proposal of the ordinance for board members that included language more closely...
11/26/2014 - 7:34am
Alicia Beste, 38, is the new director and parent educator in the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Early Childhood Family Education program, replacing Jan Mackenthun, previous ECFE director, and Mary Jo Schimelpfenig, previous parent educator, who both retired last June. “For the last eight years, I’ve stayed at home, caring for my four...
11/19/2014 - 12:52pm
The Silver Lake City Council finally made a decision Monday night to vacate the alley located between Nome and Oliver avenues north of Center Street. This was the third public hearing since the city received a petition to vacate the alley from Ryan and Kari Kaczmarek in August, who own property adjacent to the alley and who plan to build an...
11/19/2014 - 12:51pm
What was once Kaz’s gas station on Main Street in Silver Lake has now transformed into Brent Posusta’s Custom Installations flooring business, which offers all of the tools to refinish hardwood floors and to install carpeting and vinyl flooring. Posusta, 35, started his own floor installation company several years ago, and finds...
11/19/2014 - 7:50am
I’ve returned from North Carolina, y’all, with a belly full of sweet tea and fried chicken and another wedding for the books. This was like the hundredth wedding I’ve had in the past three years, but one of few I wasn’t actually in. It was a true southern experience and one of my favorite weddings to date. One of my...
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