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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...
04/16/2014 - 3:33pm
It’s National Library Week, which seems like a good time to introduce the new librarian at the Brownton Public Library, and some of the activities that are going on, both this week and throughout the year. Sylvia Muecke is the new librarian. The North Dakota native has lived in Brownton for 12 years with her husband, Bruce. The couple has two sons...
04/16/2014 - 3:30pm
The Glencoe-Silver Lake Knowledge Bowl Black team captured second place at the State Class A competition, April 10, at Brainerd. The GSL Purple team earned the Heritage Spirit award at the meet. St. John’s Prep won the competition with 128.5 points, while GSL Black finished at 120, an excellent score, according to GSL Coach Vicky Harris. After a...
04/16/2014 - 11:22am
The Stewart City Council voted Monday night to drop Winona Street from its latest round of street and utility improvements. The street runs for one block north and south between Highway 212 and Croyden, and has St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on the east side and the church’s parsonage on the west. At issue is the church’s desire...
04/16/2014 - 7:59am
Several people took advantage of the McLeod County Board’s open forum portion of its April 8 meeting to express displeasure with a potential county adoption of the state building code. The County Board had a workshop regarding the building code after its regular meeting, but had determined at an earlier meeting that only invited guests would be...
04/16/2014 - 7:57am
At Monday’s Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board meeting, Business Manager Michelle Sander reported that the district received an insurance rebate of $125,611. Sander said the rebate “basically came about because of the settlement process.” She said when the school district has two good consecutive years of premiums paid, it can qualify for a refund....
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