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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...
12/27/2017 - 8:12am
To the Editor: I read in The Chronicle last weekthat the Glencoe Tourism Committee had a brainstorming meeting. I wasn’t aware we had a tourism committee. I wasn’t aware we had tourism? I have a few ideas. “Glencoe, it’s not happening here.” That may be a good slogan for our town, because there is no sense lying to ourselves, Glencoe has little...
12/27/2017 - 8:12am
By Lee H. Hamilton This was an interesting year that’s just passed, wasn’t it? And here’s the thing: I suspect 2018 will be just as intriguing. Let’s start with some good news. The economy had a good year in 2017, seeing overall growth, subdued inflation, progress on wages, and even some signs that economic growth is reaching the poor. The...
12/20/2017 - 7:55am
Speculation, controversy and confusion continue to surround U.S. Sen. Al Franken. From the time that Franken announced he would resign amidst accusations of sexual harassment, there has been speculation that he really didn’t mean it. Franken offered a vague “sometime in January” date for when he would step down. Some thought he was waiting to see...
12/20/2017 - 7:54am
To the Editor: Happy Holidays from Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL). On behalf of all of us at Independent School District #2859, I hope your holiday season is filled with family and friends and enjoying all that life has to offer. We are currently living in our new space at GSL and things are great! Our new addition has been a true asset to our school...
12/20/2017 - 7:54am
By Lee H. Hamilton I’ve been reminded recently of the old cowboy song, “Home on the Range.” You know the line, “Where never is heard a discouraging word”? That is not the United States right now. It feels like pretty much everywhere I turn, all I hear is discouragement. Our institutions of government are paralyzed. We face serious national...
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