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January 5th, 2022

Tournament champs

The Glencoe-Silver Lake fifth grade Community Education traveling basketball team participated in the Rockford Showcase Dec. 4-5. The girls won the gold division with 15 teams participating in the tournament. GSL topped Big Lake, 33-20, and then defeated Orono, 16-4, to be placed in the gold division for Sunday's play. Sunday, Dec. 5, the Panthers played Osseo-Maple Grove and won, 27-19, and then faced St Cloud Area in the championship game. The Panthers won, 33-10.

Saying farewell to a man who made life his passion, his work

Dennis Nelson was known by many as an accomplished photographer who helped people relax while he captured important moments in their lives. Nelson passed away Nov. 21. A celebration of Nelson’s life is Saturday in Plato.

Appeals court rejects county’s denial of solar gardens CUP

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has once again ruled against McLeod County’s denial of a solar garden project.
In an opinion written by Judge Kevin Ross, the appeals court accepted Nokomis Energy’s appeal of the county board’s denial of its conditional-use permits for solar gardens on land Thomas G. Horstmann owns in Winsted Township. The Dec. 20 ruling remanded the board’s denial back to the county board.

City offering ‘win-win’ deal it hopes will have residents calling about

New water meters could save people money
It’s an opportunity to help homeowners save money on their water bill, one the city of Glencoe wants people to take advantage of with a phone call.
In the final minutes of Monday night’s Jan. 3 city council meeting, Gary Schreifels, the city’s director of Public Works for Water/Waste Water, offered residents the chance to take advantage of new water meters, devices far more accurate and able to immediately detect costly water leaks.

(For the complete story, see the Jan. 5 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Glencoe’s Dollar Fresh sells $1 million raffle ticket

A retailer in Glencoe - Dollar Fresh, 3225 10th St. E. - is one of two retailers that sold a $1 million raffle ticket through the Minnesota Lottery.
Dollar Fresh and a Kwik Trip in Two Harbors will each receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the top-prize winning tickets.
Who won?

(For the complete story, see the Jan. 5 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Saying farewell to a man who made life his passion, his work

When he was a high school student growing up in Willmar, Dennis Nelson enjoyed being behind the camera, capturing images of school activities and sports.
Nelson was so committed to capturing the memories, his father built him a chemical darkroom in the basement of the family home. It was the start of a career spanning decades before it came to an end Nov. 21. Nelson passed from congestive heart failure. He will be remembered Saturday, Jan. 8, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe.

(For the complete story, see the Jan. 5 print edition of The Chronicle.)

With stop at nationals, Becker setting her own path

At 18, Emma Becker knows what she wants to do with her life and is confident in her plan to reach her goal. It’s a plan, like any good one, including provisions for a changing situation.
Becker’s plan is not one most of her female friends would likely take on.
Becker is studying to be an electrician. She recently completed her first semester of a two-year program at Ridgewater College in Hutchinson and is working for Kranz Electric of Gaylord.

(For the complete story, see the Jan. 5 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Chan woman cited after crashing into train

A Chanhassen woman was not supposed to be behind the wheel when the 2021 Honda she was driving crashed into a train Monday morning, Dec. 27.
The crash occurred around 8:05 a.m. A 32-year-old Chanhassen woman who had previously lost her driver’s license to revocation was southbound on Pryor Avenue when she realized she had to stop.

(For the complete story, see the Jan. 5 print edition of The Chronicle.)

GFD chief OK after crash on way to call

Glencoe Fire Chief Cory Scheidt was not injured after he crashed into a county signpost Monday afternoon, Dec. 27, in Helen Township.
Scheidt was responding to a medical request for a lift assist around 1:21 p.m. Driving a city-owned 2008 Chevy Colorado pickup assigned to him for direct response to calls, Scheidt lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch near the intersection of Dairy Avenue and 120th Street.

(For the complete story, see the JAn. 5 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Glencoe Light and Power’s budget includes no rate hike, more revenue, spending

Glencoe Light and Power’s operating budget for 2022 includes both revenue and expenditures for the coming year but also a proposal to protect its assets over the long haul.
The utility’s board of directors voted 4-0, with councilor John Schrupp absent, to adopt the operating budget for 2022. The budget includes $12,124,049 in revenue, a 29.66 percent increase from 2021.

(For the complete story, see the Jan. 5 print edition of The Chronicle.)