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John Mueller

11/14/2018 - 12:45pm
Our view: What do you want your school district to be? The Glencoe-Silver Lake School District asked its residents for an increase in operating revenue. We recommended voters approve it. Nov. 6, they decided otherwise. In a democracy, that is their right. But with that right comes responsibility. Leaders in the district say they aren’t 100 percent certain why the request for an increase in...
11/14/2018 - 12:25pm
Sarah Mallory is fighting the city for what she says is the right to keep her dog. She’s concerned a panel of council members might recommend to the full city council to declare her dog, “Indy,” a potentially dangerous dog under the terms of a seldom-used city ordinance. That designation means if Mallory is to keep Indy, she must obtain a $50,000...
11/14/2018 - 12:23pm
Despite displays of support during a series of informational meetings and a dearth of organized opposition, voters rejected the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s request for additional funding for operational expenses by a wide margin. The measure failed Election Day (Nov. 6), 2,850 (56.55 percent) to 2,190 (43.45 percent). It failed in the...
11/14/2018 - 12:21pm
Glencoe and Silver Lake’s city councils, along with the GSL School Board, will have some new faces on them after ballots from the Nov. 6 Election Day voting were counted. The election displayed McLeod County voters’ strong level of participation. Voters in the county participated at a level exceeding 71½ percent. Statewide, over 63.8 percent of...
11/07/2018 - 12:09pm
Americans will, we hope, take some time to honor its veterans of military service Nov. 11. It is, after all, the least we can do for a group of women and men to whom we owe so much. One day, that’s all. But this isn’t a greeting-card holiday. We would hope people would appreciate veterans and the contributions they make toward a free society each...
11/07/2018 - 11:45am
After about two years of planning for a new wastewater treatment plant to replace a facility unable to meet state and federal standards, Glencoe has a $4.96 million-plus problem. Monday evening, Nov. 5, the Glencoe City Council took a preliminary look at bids on its proposed wastewater treatment plant. The bids to construct the plant came in just...
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