The McLeod County Chronicle is a weekly newspaper with the main emphasis in the GSL school district which includes the communities of Glencoe, Plato, Brownton, Silver Lake, New Auburn, Biscay, and some areas of Lester Prairie.
Glencoe-Silver Lake softball pitcher Brianna Wraspir was named to the Class AA All-State second team by the Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Thursday, June 13. Wraspir posted 211 strikeouts during her senior season, helping the Panthers to a 17-6 record and the Wright County Conference West co-championship.
Candidates for Miss Glencoe are (from left) Katrina Dummer, Grace Kohnen, Isabel Petersen, Kaitlyn Grack, Michelle Ruiz and Claire Witte. Coronation is Sunday, June 23, 1 p.m., at GSL High School in the auditorium.
A crew from Schneider Excavating continued work Monday morning, June 17, on the storm water pond that will serve Kwik Trip and a possible hotel just off the intersection of Highway 212 and Falcon Avenue. The city says the pond is just under one acre, is about 10 feet deep and will hold around 1.5 million gallons of storm water.
Reece Schwirtz slid home with the game-tying run as the Glencoe-Silver Lake baseball team rallied to knot its Class AA state consolation semifinal game against Perham at 9-9 Friday, June 14. The Panthers fell 10-9 to the fourth-seeded Yellowjackets after losing 4-3 to top-seeded Duluth Marshall in the state opener one day earlier. GSL wrapped the season with a 19-7 overall record.
Olivia Maita Gonzalez, 7, of Silver Lake, was more interested in petting the cow than guessing its age and weight during Silver Lake's Dairy Days festivities June 13. Gonzalez won Miss Royalty International's Miss Midwest and competes for national honors in Milwaukee, Wis. this August.
The Silver Lake City Council was busy approving expenditures at its meeting Monday, June 17.
The first of the expenditures was for the replacement of a 14-inch gate valve for the pond leaking into Otter Creek. The cost of the replacement will be $18,035. Juul Contracting of Hutchinson submitted the low bid. The leak was discovered when the spring flushing of the ponds was being completed.
The council also approved an expense of $3,500 for minor metal work, sandblasting the box, sander and frame and painting the new plow truck recently purchased by the city.
The McLeod County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.7 million road rehabilitation project Monday with funds coming from the county’s highway budget.
The board also received an update on the government center project, formerly the Jungclaus Implement building.
The road project passed without much public discussion at the board meeting other than to highlight that the project is contingent on federal dollars coming through, a contingency County Engineer John Brunkhorst said is common and has precedent.
(For the complete story, see the June 19 print edition of The Chronicle.)
Higher-than-expected bids for additional street work in Brownton left city council members feeling as if there was only one option – reject the bids and wait for a better time to revisit the proposal.
On Tuesday, June 4, the Brownton City Council voted 4-0 to reject the bids for street-improvement work.
Glencoe was the starting place for a good many men during the war. As many of the veterans returned, interested in socializing with their fellow veterans, the group here gathered informally at the courthouse to see what could be done.