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July 29th, 2015

Pola-Czesky Days start up Friday night

Silver Lake’s annual Pola-Czesky Days will be this weekend starting Friday night and continuing through Sunday night.
The event kicks off, literally, with a kickball tournament at 7 p.m. on Friday night at the softball field. Toilet bowl races will also take place at the same time downtown. After the races Mitch Gordon and the Unleaded Band will take the stage for a street dance and beer garden music near the auditorium.

McLeod County will hire two new child protection workers

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners agreed at its Tuesday, July 21, meeting to hire two additional child protection employees for its Social Services department — with some reservation.
The two positions will be paid for through a two-year grant from the state of Minnesota in the amount of $161,600. The hesitancy on the part of the commissioners came because funding after two years is uncertain.

County Board hires company to reclaim Tagus Avenue surface

A prime-and-seal project on Tagus Avenue near Lake Marion will be pulled up and restored to gravel following action at the McLeod County Board meeting July 21.
The project, which tried to incorporate some newer technology to create a blacktop-like surface on the road, failed to hold up to traffic. As the surface broke up, it became difficult to travel upon.
County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst presented the board with quotes for removing the surface, with the lowest of three quotes coming from Road Reclaimers in the amount of $19,101.

Garden City man killed, Winsted man injured in accident

A Garden City man was killed and a Winsted man injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 169 in Faribault County Wednesday, July 22.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Daniel T. Hamann, 58, of Winsted, was driving southbound on Highway 169 in a 1993 Freightliner semi when his vehicle was broadsided by a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Keith Wilds, 32, of Garden City, which was westbound on 240th Street.

GRHS starts full-time orthopedics department, to expand rehab area

Glencoe Regional Health Services (GRHS) is establishing its first full-time orthopedics department and significantly expanding its rehabilitation department to provide area residents with convenient, local access to specialized care for bones, muscles, joints and connective tissues.

Hale resident files suit against township

Resident George Pawlitschek is suing Hale Township over the alteration of the road Jupiter Court in the Waters Edge subdivision near Silver Lake. Pawlitschek filed a civil suit with the McLeod County District Court on June 15.
The road in question was extended by the township in June 2014 in order to connect 199th Circle and 200th Street.

2 accidents reported in Sibley County

The Sibley County Sheriff’s office responded to two separate one-vehicle accidents last week.
On Friday, July 24, at about 3 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of an unoccupied vehicle in a county ditch on 246th Street, near 535th Avenue, about three miles north of Winthrop.
The driver was later identified as Katelyn Plendl, 16, of  rural Brownton. She apparently lost control while navigating a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix on a curve on the gravel road. She was not injured; the car had moderate damage.

Home occupation CUP sought for recycling cooking oil

A Minnetonka man is hoping to move his cooking oil recycling business to property just south of Highway 212 between Glencoe and Plato.
Lev Mirman appeared before the McLeod County Planning Advisory Commission Wednesday, July 22, looking for approval of a conditional use permit to construct a building larger than 2,400 square feet on less than 10 acres of land to be used for personal storage and a home occupation to recycle cooking oil.

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