Rich Glennie

02/25/2015 - 11:52am
In an unusual action, it took the Glencoe City Council two attempts to pass a motion to complete the sale of a parcel of property — which was started in 1988 — to the Proehl family. At Monday’s meeting, the first motion to complete the sale of .384 acres of land near the Glencoe City Cemetery failed for lack of a second to the motion. The Leo Proehl family owns 1.134 acres of...
02/18/2015 - 9:34am
There have been a couple of things that have chafed my hide over the past several months, and I have to take a moment to address these raw spots. First, anybody who thinks the return of trolley cars to the metro area is a wise thing should look at why trolley cars went the way of the horse and buggy … they became obsolete! They were...
02/18/2015 - 9:28am
The Glencoe Planning and Industrial Commission on Thursday recommended approval of a height variance for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Alliance Nutrition’s proposed new construction project at 1011 Elliott Ave. and along 10th Street. The company indicated it plans to build a structure about 150 feet high, or higher than allowed by ordinance...
02/11/2015 - 9:00am
Local legislators were asked Friday afternoon at a gathering at the Glencoe City Center’s Historic Room what can be done locally to help push for progress and funding for the long-stalled Highway 212 improvements. Those improvements would extend the four lanes west from Carver to Cologne. The historic room seemed appropriate since the...
02/11/2015 - 8:53am
With two openings on the city’s cemetery board, the Glencoe City Council late last year discussed naming the council members as the new board, rather than seek community volunteers to fill the positions. The main reason was there was little interest shown by the public. But last Wednesday afternoon, the Council’s personnel and...
02/11/2015 - 8:51am
The Glencoe Fire Department is having a difficult time filling its 40-person roster and is looking for new volunteers to bring it back up to strength. But that could be difficult, the City Council’s personnel and legislative committee heard Feb. 4. City Administrator Mark Larson said the department currently has 34 members, but is funded...
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