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04/25/2018 - 10:41am
For some students, history class tends to be among the least exciting. “Why do we have to learn about old, dead people?” “There’s no point in learning history—it already happened,” are a couple of recycled cliches that reflects students’ aversion to history. “(History) was just another class,” said Dean Scheele, principal and teacher at First Lutheran School in Glencoe. That was before Scheele...
04/11/2018 - 10:52am
On Monday, April 9, the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) School Board convened to have first discussions on meeting the district’s 20 percent fund balance policy, the possibility of abatement bonds specifically for parking lot reconstruction, and the operating levy referendum The meeting started with audial technical issues, and board members agreed...
04/11/2018 - 10:51am
Jakob Kounkel has joined The McLeod County Chronicle as a staff writer. Kounkel’s main beats will be the Glencoe City Council, Glencoe-Silver Lake School District and feature stories. “My goal as a writer is to report on government and politics at the highest level, and to reach as many people as I can with my writing and ideas,” said Kounkel....
04/11/2018 - 10:49am
McLeod County is currently planning construction projects on County Road 54 (Tagus Avenue) from Sunset Circle to County Road 7 and County Road 62 (Nature Avenue and 125th Street). The projects include blending cement powder and water with portions of the existing gravel surface and subgrade material to create a hardened base layer. Once the base...
04/11/2018 - 10:48am
The Stewart City Council was pleased Monday night to learn that bids for the street and utility improvement project had come in much lower than anticipated. Engineer Andy Kehren of Bolton & Menk said the city had received six bids, the lowest coming from LaTour Construction, Inc., of Maple Lake, in the amount of $2.72 million, which was 9...
04/11/2018 - 10:46am
The Brownton City Council opened bids on the underground utilities and street surface portions of its comprehensive utility improvement project nearly a month ago, but may have to have a special meeting to actually award the bid. John Rodeberg, engineer with Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH), Inc., said at the City Council’s April 3 meeting that the...
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