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Jakob Kounkel

05/23/2018 - 11:27am
As Council Member Al Robeck was interrogating Mayor Randy Wilson and City Administrator Mark Larson at Monday night’s Glencoe City Council on why he isn’t allowed to speak during periods allotted for public input, Wilson immediately took action. He explained that the League of Minnesota Cities contacted him about how the Council has been conducting meetings. The League has offered free guidance...
05/23/2018 - 11:24am
For Matt Orendorff, the new pastor for Church of Peace United Church of Christ (UCC) in Glencoe and Friedens UCC in Norwood Young America, the path to ministry didn’t become clear until an internship at Walt Disney World — where everybody goes to get their career’s straight. Orendorff spent his undergrad in public relations, the same field he...
05/16/2018 - 10:27am
The Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board took on two major financial issues Monday night — a proposed reduction of a full-time fifth-grade teacher for the 2018-19 school year, and a proposal to implement a literacy curriculum. The reduction of a 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE) teacher failed 4-2, and the expenditure for a new literacy curriculum...
05/16/2018 - 10:21am
An interesting juxtaposition of Glencoe’s governmental functionality was readily on display at a city of Glencoe Personnel and Legislative Committee meeting on Monday. The committee discussed amending the city’s liquor ordinance to allow for a potential microbrewery that has interest in expanding into Glencoe, Police Chief Jim Raiter presented a...
05/16/2018 - 10:20am
At a city of Glencoe Planning and Industrial Commission meeting on Thursday, there were only two items on the agenda: approve the minutes from the last meeting, and hear a variance request from Ted Newmann, whose son spoke for him, to build a detached garage greater than the dimensions that city ordinance codes allow. Though it’s not uncommon to...
05/09/2018 - 10:17am
Wednesday, May 2, the focus was on Marcella Cohrs at Grand Meadows Senior Living for her birthday. She officially became a centenarian — 100 years old — a mark that only .0173 percent of Americans achieve, according to a 2010 study by GenealogyInTime magazine. Marcella Cohrs was the second of seven children born to Otto and Emma Rennecke. She...
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