Editorials

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 - 7:50am
I’ve returned from North Carolina, y’all, with a belly full of sweet tea and fried chicken and another wedding for the books. This was like the hundredth wedding I’ve had in the past three years, but one of few I wasn’t actually in. It was a true southern experience and one of my favorite weddings to date. One of my...
11/19/2014 - 7:49am
To the Editor: Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity of bringing 39 Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) seventh through 12th graders to St. Paul for WE DAY. You may have seen this event on the news last week. It is a celebration of our youth and the service they provide to make our schools, communities, and even our world a better place. The students...
11/19/2014 - 7:48am
To the Editor: I hate to break this to you kids, but your folks and grandparents actually had lives before you were born. Thanks to the GSL Panther Association on Sunday afternoon, all us gray-hairs (or no-hairs) got a chance to relive some of our youth to the doo-wop music of the Whitesidewalls. What a thrill! And youth today think they...
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 - 8:38am
Over the weekend, I lost my voice, strained nearly every muscle in my body, and overall felt exhausted, like I had been hit by a large dump truck filled with one ton of snow. But it was my own fault as I stayed out much too late Thursday night in Minneapolis, fulfilling my ’90s childhood dream and seeing GARTH. Yes, I was one of the very...
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