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November 7th, 2018

City, chamber hosting downtown ideas workshop Tuesday

The City of Glencoe and the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting a public workshop on the downtown revitilization plan Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m.
The workshop will be to solicit input and ideas for Glencoe’s downtown. The workshop will be held in Glencoe City Center’s south ballroom. The workshop is part of a public engagement process for Glencoe’s downtown revitalization and vibrancy plan.

County looking at costs for redesigning Jungclaus building

Despite an informal petition opposing McLeod County’s capital improvement plan, the county board heard presentations from I&S Group, Inc. (ISG) — the original architects that worked on the Jungclaus building — and Contegrity Group, Inc. (CGI) a construction management contractor.
The petition originated on Facebook, which isn’t a formal outlet for petitions against the county. The board couldn’t accept the accumulated “signatures” of over 100 people, which were really just commenters on a Facebook post.

New wastewater plant might cost more than city planned

After about two years of planning for a new wastewater treatment plant to replace a facility unable to meet state and federal standards, Glencoe has a $4.96 million-plus problem.

Brownton veteran displays his pride for everyone to see

There is no doubt of where his pride rests.
Duane Becker’s yard in Brownton hosts a display honoring his military service and the service of family members and Americans who served their country. Becker served in the U.S. Navy on active duty from 1963 to ’67 plus two years of inactive duty. The side yard of his house on North Ninth Avenue in Brownton includes a colorful, carefully planned display honoring the service.

Quilts of Valor – Area women sew so vets know they’re not forgotten

Give a group of women time, the material needed, room to work and a veteran to sew for and they’ll create a lasting memento that tells former soldiers their service was not forgotten or taken for granted.

Quilts of Valor – Area women sew so vets know they’re not forgotten

Give a group of women time, the material needed, room to work and a veteran to sew for and they’ll create a lasting memento that tells former soldiers their service was not forgotten or taken for granted.

Glencoe, Silver Lake, GSL voters back new faces; school district’s levy referendum fails

Glencoe and Silver Lake’s city councils, along with the GSL School Board, will have some new faces on them after ballots from the Nov. 6 Election Day voting were counted.

City votes
In Glencoe, Allen Robeck defeated Michael Drew for the councilor-at-large seat, 1,120 to 827.
Councilor John Schrupp was unopposed for re-election to the seat representing the second precinct. He received 423 votes. Paul Lemke was unopposed for the third precinct seat after Councilor Gary Ziemer opted against re-election. Lemke received 443 votes.

November 5th

Panthers fall to Raiders in subsection semifinals

High hopes could not put the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team over the top of its matchup against Norwood Young America in the North subsection semifinals of the Section 2AA Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at New Prague High School.
The third-seeded Panthers came into the night hoping to pull off a similar result to last year’s upending of the Raiders on the very same court. However, the second-seeded Raiders had their revenge by ousting GSL in four sets and ending the Panthers’ season.

Panthers 13th at Class A meet

Making the program’s first appearance at state in 14 years, the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ cross-country team took 13th overall on a damp, brisk afternoon at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Saturday, Nov. 3.
“State was a great experience for all of the girls,” coach Josh Metcalf said. “A great way to end the season.”
The seven members of the Panthers’ squad that secured the team’s first state berth since 2004 by finishing as the runner-up in the Section 2A championship meet all competed on the course that winds around the trails to the north and west of the college.

November 1st

James ‘Jim’ Willemsen, 54, of Norwood Young America

James “Jim” Willemsen, 54, of Norwood Young America, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m., at Church of Peace in Norwood Young America, with interment at a later date in Forest Hill Cemetery in Norwood Young America.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m., until the time of the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America. An online guest book is available at www.mcbridechapel.com