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Editorials

01/17/2018 - 8:31am
Tuesday morning, in a workshop session, the McLeod County Board heard a proposal to install a security checkpoint in the new lobby of the law enforcement center and courthouse. Representatives of the sheriff’s office noted that they had received a citizen complaint regarding the current system for checking bags at courtroom entrances. Would a one-stop, scanning station at the courthouse’s main...
01/17/2018 - 8:29am
It has not been a good month for me. In the span of less than a month, I’ve lost three good friends. It’s said that bad news comes in threes. DeWayne “Duke” Hanson died Dec. 22, Dave Heintz passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care facility and my close friend and long-time Chronicle colleague Lee Ostrom...
01/10/2018 - 10:37am
A motion was made at the Glencoe City Council’s Jan. 2 meeting to sign an agreement with McLeod County regarding the Morningside Avenue extension project. That motion died for a lack of a second. The agreement, had it passed, outlined the responsibilities and cost shares for the county and the city. The project is a joint partnership between the...
01/10/2018 - 10:35am
To the Editor: My wife and I moved to Glencoe four years ago. We found out rather quickly that there isn’t much offered here from a business and shopping perspective. When family comes to visit, we either go to Hutch or Buffalo to shop or to hunt for antiques. Previously, we lived in a small town in Pennsylvania called Lititz. It really didn’t...
01/03/2018 - 8:00am
January brings the annual reorganization meetings of various boards, committees and city councils. Since 2017 was not an election year in this area for school boards, city councils or the county board, there are no new members coming on to start the new year. The first reorganizational meeting for the boards and councils The Chronicle covers was...
12/27/2017 - 8:13am
What a difference a year makes. The Trailblazer Transit Joint Powers Board had a graduation of sorts on Thursday morning of last week. First, it finalized a new joint powers agreement after months of negotiating among its member entities. Second, it decided it no longer needs its attorney to attend every meeting. As you may recall, just over a...
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