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Rich Glennie

05/22/2019 - 10:11am
I licked my fingers and tried again. The first attempt to open the new plastic bag in order to fill it with apples was, well, fruitless. I couldn’t open the dang plastic bag! Yes, I checked. It was the right end, because it told me so on the bag. As much as I tried, that blankety-blank bag stayed stuck together. I was running out of saliva and my finger tips were cleaner than the rest of my hand...
04/24/2019 - 11:19am
Glencoe City Council Monday night, April 15, discussed a letter from Greg Wedin concerning the central storm sewer project he says has “greatly restricted use of my property at 1015 12th St. E.” to the point it has caused “significant inconvenience.” Wedin stated that not completing the project on schedule is the cause. Wedin, in his letter to the...
04/17/2019 - 2:30pm
On a unanimous vote Monday, April 15, Glencoe City Council authorized a fund-raising effort to help pay for proposed renovations to existing restrooms in the west wing of the main floor of the Glencoe City Center. The project cost is estimated at about $132,000. Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke said private donations currently amount to $26,...
04/17/2019 - 2:27pm
Following a public hearing, the second reading of a dangerous dog ordinance was approved by Glencoe City Council on Monday. The aim is to amend the existing ordinance. The amendment would require the police chief to name a third, independent party to act as a judge in cases involving an appeal of the city labeling a canine as a dangerous dog. An...
04/17/2019 - 2:07pm
Last week I saw a squirrel wrestling with a stick. Yes, a stick. And, believe it or not, it looked like the stick was winning. Before you think I’m crazy, I called my wife and son to the back window to look, too. They were rather amazed, and as amused as I was as the squirrel lay on its back, feet entangled with a small branch that had blown off...
03/13/2019 - 10:15am
As soon as I did it, I knew it was a mistake. But it was too late, the ‘senior moment’ was over. I happened to be on top of my flat roof in the back of our house, shoveling off the heavy snow onto the yard. The first two-thirds of the two feet of snow were light and fluffy. The other one-third was not. It was compressed snow, turned into ice,...
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