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Archive

December 29th

County sets salaries for elected officers, OKs snow plow purchase

The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved a 3 percent salary increase for the county’s elected officials, including themselves, at the Dec. 21 board meeting.
The 2021 commissioner salary was $31,761. County Administrator Shelia Murphy recommended an increase of all elected officials at 3 to 4.5 percent, noting elected officials only received a 1.5 percent increase in 2021.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 29 print edition of The Chronicle.)

The end of an era – After 140-plus years, Gould Jewelry closing its doors

It has been a downtown Glencoe institution not just because of all it has seen in the community, but because it has been a family-owned business.
Next month, the family-owned Gould Diamond & Jewelers just off the corner of North Hennepin and East 11th Street will close its doors after 144 years. Its closure is linked to Bill Gould’s health. The 76-year-old jeweler is in hospice care after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer earlier this year.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 29 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Christmas lights bring bright lights, smiles to neighborhoods

They share an enjoyment of decorating the exterior of their homes with Christmas lights and the smiles it brings to passersby.
Erik Paggen and his wife, Genevieve, figured Casey and Randy Gores would win the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce’s holiday lighting contest. They were wrong.
The Paggens, who live on the 1700 block of Louden Avenue, were named the winners of this year’s contest sponsored by Glencoe Light and Power.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 29 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Brownton area farmer passes gift on to preschool program

Christmas arrived a few months early for Vicki Herrmann and her preschool program in Brownton. A $2,500 donation from an area farmer helped fund needed carpet and flooring upgrades.
Earlier this fall, Dean Zimmerman recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to Noah’s Ark Preschool.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 29 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Silver Lake approves 3.67% property tax levy hike for 2022

The Silver Lake City council approved a $569,469 property tax levy, a 3.67 percent increase from 2021, following its truth-in-taxation hearing Monday, Dec. 20. The 2021 levy was set at $549,412
The final levy amount is a significant decrease from the $613,815 or 11.7 percent preliminary tax levy increase approved by the council in September.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 29 print edition of The Chronicle.)

A crime of opportunity – Dealership loses BMW left running outdoors

A 2010 BMW left running outside Weelborg Chevrolet-Buick was apparently too tempting a target for a thief to pass by last week.
Glencoe police received a report Thursday, Dec. 16, that a vehicle was stolen from just outside the dealership at the corner of Morningside Drive and Highway 212.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 29 print edition of The Chronicle.)

Royals top GSL gymnasts

n its final meet before the holidays, the Glencoe-Silver Lake gymnastics team came up short against a talented Watertown-Mayer/Mound-Westonka squad last Tuesday, Dec. 21.
Winning all four events, the Royals topped the Panthers, 140.5 to 122.925.
“I think they did a great job in our home meet with Watertown-Mayer/Mound-Westonka,” said GSL coach Kim Hahn. “Our goal was to hit new season highs as a team as well as individual goals on their events.”

Record-breakers
The Panthers recently enjoyed two record-breaking performances.

GSL girls thump Titans heading into holiday break

With a solid showing before the holiday break, the GSL girls’ basketball team must prepare for Wright County Conference competition when the Panthers return from the holiday break.
At 5-2 overall, the Panthers come back from break with three games next week. The Panthers will travel to face Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Tuesday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m. They will be at Hutchinson Thursday, Jan. 6, 5:45 p.m., and wrap up the week Friday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m., at home against Annandale.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 29 print edition of The Chronicle.)

GSL enjoys balance in big win heading into break

GSL will come back from break against Tigers
For much of the young boys’ basketball season, two players have led the Panthers’ offense. In their final game before the break, GSL enjoyed a bit of balance to take some of the load off Mitchel Jaskowiak and Eli Ehrke.
Sawyer Kaczmarek joined the scoring leaders in the Panthers’ big win over Tri-City United Tuesday, Dec. 21, in Glencoe. The Panthers finished the night with three double-figure scorers.

(For the complete story, see the Dec. 29 print edition of The Chronicle.)

December 28th

Letter – He might pen a letter to tell people of his new cell phone

To the editor,
Modern communication frustrations: Just got a new cell phone – my first.
Like many, we are tired of getting 95 percent junk and scam calls on the land line and plan to drop that now useless and frustrating service. In this day of instant communications, I am finding faults with the cell phone method also. In trying to update and inform parties that I wish to be able to contact me, I am finding a lot of frustration also.