Alyssa Schauer

09/17/2014 - 3:14pm
  During the Silver Lake City Council meeting Monday night, Greg Gillett was sworn in as councilor, replacing Carol Roquette, who resigned in July due to work conflicts. At the August regular meeting, Gillett expressed interest in joining the Silver Lake City Council to get more involved in the community. He and his wife, Kerri, moved to Silver Lake five years ago, and currently reside...
09/10/2014 - 8:42am
I’d like to consider myself a courageous person, especially after backpacking through Central America for six weeks, climbing towering Mayan ruins in Guatemala, snorkeling with sting rays and nurse sharks off the coast of Belize and zip-lining through the Costa Rican rainforest, miles above ground. But after being left alone for 20...
09/10/2014 - 8:26am
Last Thursday afternoon, the Lucas residence on 14th Street in Glencoe was home to a miniature butterfly sanctuary as crowds of monarchs gathered to eat after the morning rains. Linsey Lucas, 34, has been breeding and raising monarchs since she was 9 years old, and in recent years, she started “tagging” them to track their migration...
09/10/2014 - 8:23am
Business Manager Michelle Sander updated the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board on the Panther Field House roof repair and other construction projects at its regular meeting Monday evening. Sander said the Panther Field House roof repair involves repairing the exterior walls on the perimeter of the roof and the penthouse. She said the repairs are...
09/10/2014 - 8:19am
Compared to last year’s Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) scores, Glencoe-Silver Lake Lakeside Elementary improved by 3 percent in reading and 2 percent in math, surpassing the state average. But the biggest improvement has been in the English Language Learner (ELL) math scores, which jumped from 15.2 percent to 25.7 percent in...
09/03/2014 - 8:38am
North of Silver Lake, off of Henry’s Corner, lies Butternut Grove Farm, a beautiful, lush, green pasture of farmland once home to many butternut trees, but is known to most as the Svanda farmstead. “Nobody knows us as Butternut Grove Farm, but that’s what my grandparents called it,” Ernie Svanda, 84, said of the family...
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