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November 25th, 2020

Glencoe woman celebrates Thanksgiving virtually this year

Diane Rupp is planning on cooking up Thanksgiving classics tomorrow while chatting with and comparing notes of the family’s traditional 30-ingredient stuffing with her visiting sister.
However, things won’t be as normal as they seem. Her sister will be visiting virtually on Rupp’s Amazon Echo Show as she’ll be cooking dinner for one.

US Solar appeals county’s denial of solar garden to court

The developers of a proposed solar garden are appealing to the Minnesota Court of Appeals a McLeod County Board decision to reject a conditional-use permit for the project in Hale Township.
United States Solar and USS Water Fowl Solar LLC are contending the county board made the wrong decision last spring.

Firefighters keep garage fire from spreading to house

A fire that started in the garage of a house in Bergen Township led to damage in the house, its contents before two people escaped Friday morning.
The fire at Troy and Kelly Higgins’ house on Elderberry Court north of Glencoe was reported at 11:44 a.m. The couple’s two sons escaped the house unharmed after the fire was discovered. The fire started in the garage. Its origin is related to a vehicle in the garage, but the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation, said Glencoe Fire Chief Cory Scheidt.

(For the complete story, see the Nov. 25 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Senior care facilities aim to keep residents upbeat during the holidays

At a time when visitors are restricted to keep residents at two of Glencoe’s larger senior and care facilities safe, their staffs are also trying to keep residents’ spirits up with activities surrounding the holiday.
The staff at both Grand Meadows and GlenFields Living with Care have implemented measures that include making use of space to minimize interaction between residents. Both facilities are prohibiting visitors and are instead utilizing virtual visits.

(For the complete story, see the Nov. 25 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Glencoe woman’s petition for stimulus aid aims to give Congress a shove

Alisha Cox is frustrated, even angered, by news reports that members of Congress can’t agree on the elements of another federal stimulus package. The Glencoe woman is trying to send them a message that help is long overdue.

GSL graduates reunite to ‘spark’ joy in new toy store created for all ages

As Chris Brecht sat at her small toy store in Hutchinson last May, an email popped up on her computer screen she couldn’t ignore.
Toy sales were increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic. After about two years of wanting to expand, Brecht knew this year marked the perfect time for her growing business.
Brecht understood this business venture wasn’t something she could do alone and her old Glencoe-Silver Lake High School classmate Mary Kay Doering came to mind.

(For the complete story, see the Nov. 25 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Winter sports on the shelf, but for how long?

It was described as a peculiar feeling as student-athletes, parents and Glencoe-Silver Lake High School volleyball and football coaches left the school Friday night. Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus brought the high school fall sports seasons to an abrupt end. The GSL volleyball team defeated Rockford. The football team was thumped in a hastily organized game for third place against a team two days earlier they didn’t expect to play.

A finale foiled – Chargers top GSL in section third-place game

While they were grateful to play seven football games this fall, Friday’s final against Dassel-Cokato was anything but the way the Panthers wanted to end their season.
Too many things went the wrong way as D-C thumped Glencoe-Silver Lake, 35-7, in the section third place game Nov. 20 at Stevens Seminary Stadium. It was a game the Panthers didn’t expect to play. They finished the season at 3-4 overall, 2-3 against teams in the Wright County Conference.

(For the complete story, see the Nov. 25 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Panthers send Rockets into orbit in season’s final match

The Panthers’ volleyball team blasted Rockford, 3-1, in their final match of the season Friday, Nov. 20.
Glencoe-Silver Lake took off with a strong start by winning the first set, 25-14. GSL lost the second set, 25-23, but gained its momentum back by winning the third, 25-15, and fourth 25-13.
For the team, it was a chance to celebrate its season, especially its players and other members of the GSL volleyball community who won’t be returning for another season.

(For the complete story, see the Nov. 25 print edition of The Chronicle.)

County planning commission favors denial of solar gardens

Citing the rationale that prime farmland in McLeod County should preserved regardless of what landowners wish to do with it, the county planning advisory commission rejected two proposals for solar gardens in Winsted Township.
The advisory board voted unanimously Wednesday, Nov. 18, to recommend the county board deny applications for conditional-use permits for two separate applications Nokomis Energy filed for 1-megawatt solar gardens. The county board is scheduled to address the two applications at its Dec. 15 meeting.