April 19th, 2017

FoodShare March campaign successful in county

To the Editor:
Cheers and thank you to all who supported the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign!
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf received a combination of food and funds totaling over 89,000.
The “Town Challenge” per capita tally allows Plato, Lester Prairie and Silver Lake to boast the top three spots for 2017! With donations credited to every city in the county, it is no doubt McLeod County is a wonderful example of “giving where you live!”
Lennie Albers,
Executive Director
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf

Planning panel recommends denial of permit

The city of Glencoe Planning Commission made a recommendation to the City Council to deny a special use permit (SUP) request after a public hearing Thursday, April 13.
The permit was requested by Glencoe Progressive Partners and its owners, Sam Scholl and Willard Exsted, to build two sets of custom twin homes, a total of four homes, along the 400 block of 20th Street West in Glencoe.
The twin homes, to be built by Tuchtenhagen Construction of Arlington, were to be custom built as they are sold and expected to be in the $200,000 range.

McLeod County Board updated on jail project progress

Work on the interior of McLeod County’s jail project is just about done, the County Board heard at its meeting Tuesday morning.
Sam Lauer of Contegrity, the construction management firm, said that “fire-stopping” walls are being installed and, once they are finished and inspected, contractors can begin painting the interior.
Lauer also reported that one of two elevators is currently being installed.

City Council adopts assessment rolls for Baxter Ave. project

The Glencoe City Council took action on two construction projects at its Monday meeting.
The council passed a resolution, by a 4-1 vote, to adopt the assesment rolls for the Baxter Avenue project after a public hearing was held. Council Member Allen Robeck voted against the resolution.
The council heard from a few members of the public regarding the project.
One resident asked about sump pump hook-ups and another about replacing sanitary sewer connections.

Glencoe Business Expo set for Sunday

The 2017 Glencoe Business Expo is set for Sunday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center, a new location from previous years.

April 18th

Panther golf teams swing into season

The Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ golf team got its season started last week with a pair of meets on the road as the squad prepares to host an invitational contest on Thursday.

The Panthers opened their spring schedule with a scramble in Litchfield on Thursday, April 6. GSL, fielding five golfers, put together a two Panther pairings and also teamed up with Benson for a third duo.

GSL track and field sweeps at Mankato

It was a joyful start to the spring season for the Glencoe-Silver Lake track and field teams as both the Panther boys and girls won their respective competitions at the WEM Indoor Invite at Minnesota State University in Mankato on Tuesday, April 11.

The GSL girls eked out a nailbiter, topping Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial by just three points 108.5-105.5 for first place. The Panther boys had a slightly more comfortable victory, taking first place by 17 points with an even 100 points on the night.

GSL goes 1-2 in opening week

After nearly winning its season opener before falling in extra innings, the Glencoe-Silver Lake softball team did claim a pair of one-run wins to open this week with a 2-1 overall record.

The Panthers rallied from a 2-0 second-inning deficit against visiting Watertown-Mayer in the season opener on Tuesday, April 11, taking a 4-2 lead in the middle frames. However, the Royals rallied and sent the game into an added stanza, where they clinched the win over their hosts.

Panthers go on a tear

The Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team claimed the first three wins of its young season over the past week, defeating Litchfield and Maple Lake.

With the wins, the Panthers sprung back above the .500 mark after dropping their season opener to Hutchinson.

April 17th

Conrad Helgemo, 68, of Brownton

Conrad Helgemo, 68, of Brownton, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at his home.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Interment will be held at a later date at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Arrangements are with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. An online guest book is available at