Lori Copler

11/19/2014 - 7:51am
We can’t say we weren’t told. In the wake of failed building referendums, the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board and administration have warned us time and again that we need to address issues at the aging Helen Baker Elementary School. Thursday night, School Board members heard that the heating system has responded well to the early and frigid cold snap; in fact, it has...
11/19/2014 - 7:43am
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners indicated Thursday morning that it will not cut anything from its jail expansion and courthouse security project. The County Board had heard at its Nov. 4 meeting that costs were expected to be about $200,000 more than originally anticipated after the final design was drawn by Wold Architects. The...
11/19/2014 - 7:39am
When Dave Meyer joined the U.S. Army as a senior in high school, he did it for a lot of reasons — a chance to pay for college, to see the world, and to carry on a family tradition. “But at some point, serving in the military took on a whole new meaning,” Meyer told the audience at the Glencoe-Silver Lake Veterans Day program...
11/12/2014 - 8:41am
The Brownton City Council voted to change its snowbird ordinance at its Wednesday, Nov. 5, meeting. The changes to the ordinance will create a no-parking period on city streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. between Nov. 1 and April 1. The current ordinance prohibits parking on city streets during snow removal events, with a plowable snowfall defined...
11/12/2014 - 8:39am
Tuesday — Veterans Day — arrived on the blustery heels of winter’s first major storm. Most of us woke up more focused on clearing our driveways, late school starts and navigating treacherous roads on our morning commutes than on taking time to honor and thank our nation’s veterans. It is far easier to think of veterans...
11/12/2014 - 8:37am
I remember looking over my mother’s shoulder one evening — this was way back in the early 1970s — as she was writing a letter. “My Darling,” it started. She was writing to my dad, and it was the first time I had any indication that my parents had a relationship that didn’t include their children. That was as...
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