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Editorials

12/05/2018 - 11:51am
Last month, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board was deadlocked on a decision to approve new three-year employment contracts for Glencoe-Silver Lake School District Superintendent Chris Sonju and Michelle Sander, the district’s business manager. Their current contracts expire June 30. In previous years, the board has previously decided to renew those contracts in early-November. At the Nov. 13...
12/05/2018 - 11:46am
There is an old newspaper adage: Don’t write an opinion piece when you’re angry. You may regret it later. I’ve purposely followed that advice in recent weeks. But no longer. I’m still angry. After reading about the recent 3-3 votes by the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board over renewing contracts for Superintendent Chris Sonju and Business Manager...
12/05/2018 - 11:45am
By Jakob Kounkel While the spat between General Motors (GM) and President Donald Trump dominates the national spotlight for tariffs costing the auto company hundreds of millions, a lesser-known commodity sits at the fulcrum of the trade war between the United States and China: the lowly soybean, one of the most prominent crops for McLeod County...
11/28/2018 - 1:31pm
N o city or its council members want to spend $24 million, even if it’s on a piece of critical infrastructure. Last week, the Glencoe City Council reached an important milestone when it approved needed renovations on the municipal wastewater treatment plant south of Highway 212 and west of Morningside Drive. The vote to approve it capped several...
11/28/2018 - 1:29pm
By Paul Radtke Nothing impresses the mind with deeper feeling than a review of the streets and scenes of the place you once called home. I experienced this emotional and nostalgic feeling a while ago when I visited Silver Lake after being away for a long, long time. I realized that not only did I change, but the town (Silver Lake) had changed...
11/21/2018 - 10:17am
To the editor, The final Glencoe Community Blood Drive for 2018 was held Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 7 p.m. The American Red Cross set our goal at 105 units, and we exceeded that goal by collecting 111 units: 84 whole blood units and 27 from power red units. The Red Cross is in such dire straits for their blood supply that they are happy with...
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