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Archive - 2019

October 16th

The Great Pumpkin Race crowns a champ

Wyatt Schwartz (above), racing in the 7-9 age bracket, won the coveted grand championship award for the fastest pumpkin at Saturday’s Great Pumpkin Race at the Sterner Meyer BMX Park.

Helberg runs Twins Cities Marathon to honor late mother

For many, running is intrinsically give-and-take. It’s beneficial to our health and well-being, but at a cost of sweaty manual labor and aching joints. But it’s different for Rebecca Helberg, a lifelong Silver Lake resident who ran the Twin Cities Marathon Oct. 6.
For Helberg, running is a therapeutic getaway — a means of conquering her anxiety and smoking habits. It helped her escape a daily schedule flooded with full-time job duties, childrens’ activities, and volunteering and teaching at the Silver Lake Pool.

GSL outlasts Cardinals in snow globe thriller

After the final pass of the game fell to the ground incomplete and the Panthers ran off the remaining seconds to claim victory over Annandale Friday night at Stevens Seminary Stadium, GSL players ran to the end of the field, sliding head first in the snow and making snow angels.
There was no doubt the Panthers had won a big game in thrilling fashion.
The Panthers topped Annandale, 14-8, handing the Cardinals their first loss of the season and grabbing at least a share of the championship in Wright County Conference’s western division.

CC Boys take first, girls second at Watertown-Mayer Invitational

The cross-country meet that took place Tuesday, Oct. 8 was a good one for Glencoe-Silver Lake boys and girls runners as the boys took first place and the girls took second.
The meet, at Watertown-Mayer High School, only saw three teams competing: the Panthers, Mound Westonka and Watertown-Mayer.

Panthers drop another tough five-setter, prep for weekend

As they head down the stretch toward the section volleyball playoffs, the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team is looking to head into form after a pair of tough five-set setbacks.
GSL faced Rockford last night, Oct. 15. Details of the match were not available when The Chronicle went to press. The Rockets entered the match at 18-5 overall, 3-3 in conference play. They were 7-3 in their last 10 matches.

(For the complete story, see the Oct. 16 print edition of The Chronicle.)

After-school program aims to have ‘Girls on the Run’ to healthier future

When the program is completed, GSL fifth-grader Lily Brelje will hopefully be more self-confident, in better touch with who she is as a person, have a greater sense of empathy toward her schoolmates and have an easier time making and keeping long-term friends.

School board divided over GSL Community Education director post

The Glencoe Silver Lake School Board, at its regular meeting Monday night, discussed the Community Education Director position.
After Community Education Director Tina Schauer was placed on an unpaid medical leave this summer, the district found itself in need of an interim director. A position that requires a license.
The one-year position was posted in July and the district received a few applicants, only one with a license.

Glencoe eyeing street maintenance projects

Recognizing it doesn’t have the money readily available for expensive street improvement projects for years to come, the Glencoe City Council is considering a proposal to enact street maintenance projects to delay the seemingly inevitable street reconstruction projects.

Glencoe Planning Commission wants to move ahead with comp. plan

As it hopes to move forward with the creation of a comprehensive plan that will guide the city’s growth and possible redevelopment, the Glencoe Planning Commission is recommending the city council enter a contract for study on the scope of the overall report and possible regulations governing land uses in the city.

GSL’s first concert of year Oct. 28

On Monday, Oct. 28, the Glencoe-Silver Lake Band and Choirs will present their first concert of the school year.
Admission is charged for this concert – $6 for adults/$4 for students – with GSL activity passes honored for entrance. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the GSL High School Purple Gym (auditorium space is not available due to the fall musical).