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Editorials

08/21/2019 - 12:20pm
To the editor, In 2015, a majority of McLeod County Commissioners voted to organize a committee to create a McLeod County Trail Plan. The stated goal was to unite McLeod County around trail development. Former Commissioner Sheldon Nies stated that, “It would put everyone in the loop.” At that time, Nies speculated that the county could have similarly benefited from an inclusive committee the...
08/07/2019 - 11:38am
To the editor, Where has the summer gone? August is here and school is right around the corner. While I am not wishing away the wonderful summer days, I can’t be more excited to get the 2019-2020 school year underway. I’m eager to get the students back to start another year of success stories and learning experiences. It’s going to be a great...
08/07/2019 - 11:37am
To the editor: What do you think of you when you hear the word “aging”? Does your mind race to the fact that you are growing older, wiser or more experienced? Or do you think of a sore back, needing assistance or not being able to do things you once did? I’m sad to say that as a society our perception of aging has become negative and many people...
08/07/2019 - 11:36am
Glencoe does a decent job with economic development. Naturally, the city wishes it had more businesses knocking at its door wanting to buy more land in its industrial parks. It would be nice if the city council had the luxury of more frequent discussions about implementation of an economic development assistance policy and the extent of which the...
07/31/2019 - 10:41am
To the editor, We had a wonderful outcome by exceeding the goal the American Red Cross set for us. After the cancellation of our first Glencoe Community Blood Drive in April (due to a nasty snowstorm), the second scheduled Glencoe Community Blood Drive of 2019 was held Wednesday, July 24, at the Glencoe City Center ballroom. The American Red Cross...
07/31/2019 - 10:39am
We learned last week McLeod County and the City of Glencoe were putting plans to extend Morningside Drive to a connection with County Road 15 on the shelf for 2019. The project would require the opening of a railroad crossing. It, the county and city contend, will be sent out for bids early next year at a time when construction companies are most...
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