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07/16/2014 - 10:05am
After nearly three years of sitting empty, the old Marathon Station on Highway 7 in Silver Lake is now up and running as Cenex gas station owned by the Hutchinson Co-op. Mike Conner, general manager, said the Hutchinson Co-op purchased the station in early January and had hopes of opening the store on June 12 before Winstock. “Naturally, with all of the rainy weather, we encountered a number of...
07/16/2014 - 10:03am
Chuck Thiel, above, his son, Jason, and two grandsons, Noah and Jacob, performed at the first Glencoe Lions Music in the Park last Wednesday. Jacob, nearly 6, performed on the drums while Chuck played the concertina and sang vocals. Jason played the keyboard and also sang, while Noah tooted his own horn. The first in a series of July performances...
07/16/2014 - 10:01am
The annual White Squirrel Festival in Plato was held Sunday morning at the Plato City Park. The event began with an omelet breakfast sponsored by the Plato Lions and a community worship service featuring the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Choir. The festival also included face-painting and balloon-making activities by clowns Bubbles and Fanny...
07/16/2014 - 7:53am
The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board on Monday approved a request to hire four additional paraprofessionals to work in the special education program at Lakeside, and Superintendent Chris Sonju explained the detailed thought process and need in hiring the additional employees. He referred to an editorial written by Editor Rich Glennie published in...
07/16/2014 - 7:49am
It is one of those programs that has been around of years, but few people even know it exists. It is called Fare For All. Whether you have heard of it or not, the program is changing. And if more people do not sign up for the program, it may disappear, according to local program coordinator Mary Ann Forcier of Glencoe. Forcier has been with the...
07/16/2014 - 7:47am
A solar panel “farm” may soon be located north of Lester Prairie along Highway 7, near Balow’s Auto Salvage, Inc., the McLeod County Board of Commissioners heard at its July 8 meeting. Nathan Franzen, director of solar energy of Geronimo Energy, gave the Board an overview of the project, explaining that it is a statewide effort by Xcel Energy to...
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