May 25th, 2017

Shirley Purkapile, 69, of Lester Prairie

Shirley Purkapile, 69, of Lester Prairie, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at her daughter's home in Lester Prairie.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 30, at 11 a.m., at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie, with interment at a later date.

Visitation will be Tusday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie. An online guest book is available at

Notice to Public- Hearing

Notice to Public
The Planning and Industrial Commission of the City of Glencoe will hold a public hearing on June 8, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. in the West Conference Room to consider the Special Use Permit Request of Shawn Knorr, DDS, to allow for new commercial construction of a dentist office  in an R-2 zone  in the 2100 block of 11th Street East, Town of Glencoe, Block 17, Lot 5,6,7.
All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard.
Ron Knop, Chairman
Planning and Industrial

McLeod County-Minutes

McLeod County
McLeod County
Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes 5/2/17

Commissioners Nagel, Wright, Pohlmeier, Krueger and Shimanski were present.
Shimanski/Wright motion carried unanimously to approve the agenda as revised.

City of Glencoe- Council Meeting

City of Glencoe
MAY 1, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Mayor Wilson called the regular meeting of the City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Neid, Robeck, Ziemer, Alexander and Schrupp. Also present: City Administrator Mark Larson, City Attorney Jody Winters, Finance Director Trippel, PWD Schreifels and Voigt, Police Chief Raiter, Fire Chief Grack.
Motion by Councilor Robeck, second by Councilor Neid to approve consent agenda as presented. All members voted in favor.

Arlene 'Dotsie' Kottke, 90, of Glencoe

Arlene "Dotsie" Kottke, 90, of Glencoe, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Arlington. 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe, with interment following at the Sumter Cemetery in Sumter Township, McLeod County. 

Gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the church. 

May 24th

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, and there are plenty of opportunities to pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Typically, we use this space to chastise those who spend Monday morning sleeping in, camping or otherwise enjoying the long weekend — made possible by the sacrifices of our men and women in the military — rather than attending a Memorial Day service.

The federal budget process still broken

By Lee H. Hamilton
Think about this for a moment: Two days away from a federal shutdown, Congress comes up with a stopgap measure to keep the government operating … for a week. A few days later, it arrives at a bipartisan budget deal lasting a bit over four months. This, in turn, moves the president to take to Twitter with the following statement: “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!”

Final choir concert of school year

SL Lions redo tennis courts

Community Schools tour