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January 16th, 2019

Firm direction – Our view: Recommendations help set the city course

Last August, the Glencoe City Council met in a workshop session to discuss budgetary issues relating to the city’s public works department. Councilors spent the better part of two hours discussing the most effective way to spend taxpayer dollars meeting citizens’ wants and the city’s maintenance operations.

GSL Band members attend regional honor band event

Three students from the Glencoe-Silver Lake Junior High bands and four students from the GSL High School Bands attended the Central Region Honor Band of the Minnesota Band Directors Association Jan. 12.
GSL High School Band students Tison Werner (French horn), Madeline Manteuffel (flute), Afton Nelson (clarinet), and Abagail Gruber (alto saxophone) are members of the 9-10 grades honor band. GSL Junior High School band students Cameron Johnson (trumpet), Alyssa Gruber (bassoon), and Cavin Streufert (euphonium) are members of the 6-8 grade honor band.

‘Blizzard Blast’ provides hospice services that can mean so much

When their loved ones needed help most, care from Allina Health Services provided Lee Ostrom, Sandra Tibbits and their families comfort and peace of mind as their lives neared an end.
More than a year later, their surviving spouses, Jean Ostrom of Hutchinson and Bob Tibbits of Glencoe, can hardly imagine how they would have been able to lovingly care for their spouses in their final months, weeks, days and hours without help from Allina’s hospice team. The care and compassion Allina’s team provided made watching loved ones slowly pass away just a little less heartbreaking.

Sen. Newman’s bill takes aim at distracted driving

A proposal by Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, would require drivers in Minnesota use hands-free technology while using a wireless communications device when they are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle in traffic.

GSL’s one-act play public performance set for Jan. 24

The Glencoe-Silver Lake High School one-act play troupe will present “Give and Take” in its public performance Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m., in the high school auditorium before heading off to the sub-section competition at Southwest Christian Academy in Chaska Monday, Jan. 28.

School board picks familiar faces to lead in 2019

Picking up where it left off in December, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board will rely on an established leader to guide it through the year to come, naming Jamie Alsleben as the board chairman in 2019.
During its organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 14, directors unanimously named Alsleben without public discussion. Directors Jason Lindeman was named the school board’s vice chairman and Kevin Kuester its treasurer in similar fashion. Newcomer Alicia Luckhardt was named the board’s clerk.

Joan Schrupp, 62, of NYA

Joan T. “Joaner” Schrupp, 62, of Norwood Young America passed away at her residence Sunday, Jan. 6.
A celebration of life prayer service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s UCC in Plato. A gathering of family and friends runs from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.

Elaine Witte, 88, of Glencoe

Elaine Norma (Breyer) Witte, 88, of Glencoe, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at her home in Glencoe.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with interment following at the church cemetery.
Pastor Peter Adelsen was the officiating clergy.
Yvonne Schuette was the organist and soloist Glenda Schuft sang “Abide With Me.”
“Nearer My God To Thee,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Amazing Grace” were the congregational hymns.

January 15th

Singing Friends looking for interested new members

The Singing Friends Chorus is a 35-voice SATB community choir rehearsing in Norwood Young America and performing regularly in McLeod, Carver and Sibley counties. Rehearsals for the spring season begin Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America.
All voice parts are welcome. Interested singers can sit in at open rehearsals Jan. 15 and/or Jan. 22.
For more information, contact Karen de Boer, director, 320-200-8950.

January 14th

Gymnasts top Rockford

The Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team was not able to top the 120 mark last week, but the Panthers did earn a dual meet win.
GSL easily won a dual meet against visiting Rockford on Thursday, Jan. 10, nearly doubling up the Rockets, 116.475-61.475.
Gia Venier won the all-around competition with a score of 31.700. Marissa Greeley was second with a 31.475.
Greeley won the vault (8.325), uneven bars (7.300) and floor exercise (8.750), with Venier winning the balance beam (8.150).
The win came two nights after a narrow 119.575-118.150 loss to visiting St. Peter.