Lori Copler

10/01/2014 - 8:53am
The Brownton City Council will not raise its property tax levy in 2015. The City Council met in special session Sept. 23 to consider its preliminary 2015 budget and levy, and felt it had enough on hand to cover a double-digit health insurance premium increase, an additional amount for storm sewer work, and adding to the fire department’s capital expenditure fund to plan for a new fire...
10/01/2014 - 8:37am
The city of Biscay’s wastewater collection and treatment system, currently under construction, will help correct ongoing health concerns, that were documented back in 2009. Peter Miller of Wenck Associates, Inc., told the McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission Wednesday that the city of Biscay was issued a notice of violation in 2009...
09/25/2014 - 1:21pm
The McLeod County Planning Advisory Commissioner held a public hearing Wednesday regarding a conditional use permit (CUP) application by the city of Biscay for its proposed sanitary sewer improvements. The $1.8 million project, already under construction, will build a "cluster" mound system to serve the sanitary sewage needs of 29...
09/25/2014 - 1:14pm
New Century Academy, a seventh- through 12th-grade charter school in Hutchinson, may be looking to relocated, the Brownton City Council heard at a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23. Mayor Jay Werner said he, Council Member Norm Schwarze and City Clerk Ella Kruse have been meeting with New Century personnel about possibly leasing the former...
09/24/2014 - 8:16am
One only needs to scan the “B” section of The Chronicle to see signs that the five- to seven-year long “great recession” is easing. For far too long, the legal notice section of The Chronicle was columns upon columns, and pages upon pages, of notices of mortgage foreclosures that came in the wake of the crash of the...
09/24/2014 - 8:15am
“You loose? Ready to go?” my brother asked me. “Yeah, sure,” I said, not even bothering to look up. I was leaning against the wall of the picnic shelter in the city of Pine Island (which I call my hometown) park, staring at my phone, trying to figure out if I could play a triple word score in Words With Friends. My...
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