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John Mueller

08/14/2019 - 1:43pm
An idea spawned over coffee two years ago figures to help area residents who need a little assistance with some of everyday life’s most basic needs. Two Glencoe women have helped bring an idea started in California to Glencoe. With the support of their church, Christ Lutheran, and the community’s laundromat, the Laundry Love program provides people in need another tool to help improve their...
08/14/2019 - 1:31pm
Years ago, fire departments routinely selected their members and leaders via election. It was, at the time, the accepted modus operandi. Times change. Earlier this year, the leadership of the Glencoe Fire Department approached the city and asked about changing the way the department formally selects its members and its leaders. The request was to...
08/14/2019 - 1:26pm
His favorite genre of music is rock and yet Mark Vacek is wide open about the bands he’ll book for the McLeod County Fair this week. A Glencoe resident, Vacek leads a committee that brings in entertainment for the McLeod County Fairgrounds’ corporate tent and pavilion. The group bases their offers to bands based on positive reviews from previous...
08/14/2019 - 1:20pm
Although the city council offered no direction to reduce the proposed 2020 property tax levy Monday afternoon, city officials expect the final product will be much closer to break-even than where it is now. During a workshop, councilors took their first look at a proposed budget and levy. The proposed 2020 property tax levy is currently at about $...
08/14/2019 - 1:16pm
Deeming the request “necessary and expedient,” the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board unanimously approved the amount it will ask voters to approve Nov. 5 when voters consider the district’s operating levy referendum. The school board approved, with no public discussion Monday, Aug. 12, a request that voters OK an increase in general education...
08/07/2019 - 12:17pm
Councilor Allen Robeck’s vote against changing the Glencoe City Charter left proponents of a proposed change in how the fire department selects its members and officers two weeks to convince him to support the change or possibly place the issue on a referendum ballot this fall. The city council voted 4-1 Monday, Aug. 5, in favor of a proposed...
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