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04/16/2014 - 3:36pm
“Life happens when you have other plans,” Nathan Backstrom said Thursday afternoon to an engrossed audience of secondary students at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. He had their attention. Backstrom, his wife, Connie, and son, Charles, were part of a McLeod County MEADA-sponsored program about drunk driving and its consequences. They know the consequences first-hand. As the Backstroms spoke, one...
01/29/2014 - 11:28am
The McLeod County Corn and Soybean Growers Association held its 30th annual banquet and ag appreciation night at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in Glencoe and heard a combination of some predictions about agriculture from Al Kluis along with laughing so hard at Dick Jonckowski’s jokes that their faces hurt. The county group also honored one of their own...
12/31/2013 - 12:45pm
The McLeod County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to have its solid waste consultant, Burns & McDonnell to start preparing contracts, final plans and requests for proposals for a possible retrofit of its materials recycling facility (MRF) to accommodate one-sort recycling. Board Chair Paul Wright emphasized that Monday's decision doesn...
07/03/2013 - 9:34am
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Early Childhood Family Education/Special Education addition to Lincoln Junior High was held last week. Participating in the ceremony were members of the chamber of commerce, school district and ECFE/SE program. They included, from left to right, Laurie Gauer, Nicole Gepson, Deb Schiroo, Sofia Nohling,...
07/03/2013 - 9:32am
Noah Brinkmann, 16-month-old son of Tom and Jennifer Brinkmann of Glencoe, tried to get up close to several baby pigs at Thursday’s Glencoe Dairy Day activities at Oak Leaf Park. Local 4-Hers also showed calves as well.
04/17/2013 - 10:05am
The Glencoe Planning and Industrial Commission Monday afternoon received a brief update of the concept proposal to turn the Creekside subdivision near Miller Manufacturing into an affordable housing subdivision. City Administrator Mark Larson said initial research, however, indicated that the tax increment financing (TIF) request by Hutchinson...
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