Editorials

11/26/2014 - 7:51am
The McLeod County Board has once again tabled a decision on amending its tobacco ordinance to include other nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes. While some may see tabling an issue a second time as indecisive and evasive, we feel it is prudent. Any time a government body considers adopting or amending an ordinance that regulates social or health issues, it needs to take careful and...
11/26/2014 - 7:51am
Some of you may have noticed The Chronicle is looking for a full-time general assignment reporter to cover my beat — the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board, the Silver Lake City Council, and other feature stories and photography assignments. Yes, the rumors are true: I’m marrying a rich guy and moving to New Zealand. No, just kidding...
11/26/2014 - 7:50am
To the Editor: I want to thank all of the donors who graciously took time out of their day on Wednesday, Nov. 19, to generously donate blood at the Glencoe Community Blood Drive. The American Red Cross set our goal at 124 units; we exceeded that goal by collecting 139 units. We had 103 qualified whole-blood and 18 double-red donors. There were...
11/26/2014 - 7:49am
I’m starting to get on a “first-wave” basis with the regulars along my 10th Street walking route. I wave at the Samuel Adams beer truck driver, the Gutter Helmet truck, the Old Dutch Potato Chip guy and the driver of the Pepsi truck. Most wave back as we head along our paths each morning. Some are almost like clockwork, along...
11/26/2014 - 7:48am
To the Editor: The frigid temps and the white landscape remind me of an overdue thanks: to all the Glencoe city workers and volunteers who beautify the streets of town over the spring and summer with hanging baskets and the businesses who also put out planters, thank you. It is a wonderful simple pleasure to see the flowers brightening up an...
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...
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