Alyssa Schauer

10/29/2014 - 8:45am
So I joined a fitness dance class last week and I learned something about myself. I have zero coordination and no rhythm. I have been getting tired of my mundane routine of lifting dumbbells and running the tireless black belt on the treadmill at Snap Fitness.   And I’m sick of Jillian Michaels’ tyrannical “30-day Shred” home workout DVD and I can’t even...
10/15/2014 - 9:28am
I wasn’t going to write a column this week as I didn’t have much to say. But then on my way to the school board meeting Monday night, I heard an obnoxious “clunk galunk crunk” when I pulled out of the alley behind work and on a prayer, I made it to Casey’s General Store on 13th Street and Hennepin, where I was left...
10/15/2014 - 9:17am
The “breakfast in the classroom” program at Glencoe-Silver Lake elementary schools will end at the end of October, and breakfast will be served in the cafeteria beginning Nov. 3, the GSL School Board heard Monday night. Business Manager Michelle Sander said she and elementary principal Bill Butler were “just not seeing things...
10/08/2014 - 10:36am
At its quarterly meeting Monday, the Silver Lake City Council learned FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) will not be covering the total rebuild of the catch basin located at Main Street and Oliver Avenue. Public Works Supervisor Dale Kosek said FEMA felt the damage wasn’t “totally” caused by the June rain storms, but...
10/08/2014 - 9:19am
I’ve just returned home from my third stint at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., with Bonnie Mohr and staff, and as with every year, the experience was incredible and very enjoyable. At the World Dairy Expo, which is the largest international event for the dairy industry, there are daily cow shows for the seven breeds (Ayrshire,...
10/01/2014 - 8:48am
Lately, it feels so good to be alive. For the past month or so, it seems my life has been abnormally stressful between working two jobs and picking up another side gig to help a neighbor with technology support, on top of keeping things straight in my daily planner, like council meetings, interviews, school activities and homecoming events....
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