City to further consider proposed annexation

There could be a decision Wednesday (tonight) on a proposal to annex pieces of Dryden Township land into the City of Gaylord. Proposed by...

Two file for supervisor’s seat in Transit Twp.

Transit Township will have the only race in area township elections November 2. Jim Janicke and Larry Bumgardner have both filed for a four-year...

County secures three grants for radio system upgrades

Sibley County has secured three grants to help fund the conversion from a 25 kilohertz to a 12.5 kilohertz or less radio system. Tom...

Five County employees to retire September 30

Sibley County will have five employees retiring September 30, four from the Public Works Department and one from the Sheriff's Office. Retirees from the...

It’s back to school week for Sibley East Public Schools

It will be back to school next week for Sibley East students. Sibley East students in Grades 7-12 will start school on Tuesday, September...

Sibley East facilities topic of informational meetings

Options for resolving Sibley East's facility concerns will be the topic of public meetings scheduled in late September and early October. Public meets will...

Sibley East adds early childhood class this fall

Because of high enrollment, Sibley East's Early Childhood Family Education program has added a class for three-year-old students. Amy Sell, coordinator of Sibley East...

City says no to a proposal for an off-sale liquor store

Gaylord’s City Council, on Wednesday, followed the Planning and Zoning Committee’s recommendation to not allow the establishment of an off-sale liquor store in the...

Public hearing September 15 to discuss future of Police Dept.

First comes the petition, then comes the public hearing. In accordance with the Charter of the City of Gaylord, council members Wednesday set a...

Pool gardens featured in Minnesota magazine

Eileen Brandt is known for her energy and excitement but this week the enthusiasm of the City of Gaylord Pool Manager was in...

Bids for work on new pool set to be opened Sept. 1st

City officials announced last week that bids for the demolition of the pool and the construction of the new aquatic center will be opened...

Unexpected soil problems found at Trailblazer building site

Unexpected soil problems at the new Trailblazer Transit site in Glencoe are expected to cost more than $70,000. Gary Ludwig, director of Trailblazer Transit,...

Rail improvements create un-budgeted County expenses

Improvements to the Minnesota Prairie Line will result in un-budgeted expenses for Sibley County's Public Works Department. Darin Mielke, Public Works Director, Tuesday, explained...

Fiber To Home public meetings set for next week

The general public is invited to attend any one of the following public meetings to learn more about the Fiber to the Home project...

County employees will receive 2% COLA in 2011

Sibley County employees, except for County Commissioners, will receive a 2% cost of living adjustment for 2011. County Commissioners, by a 5-0 vote, approved...

LeRoy Grewe to retire as Sibley County Surveyor

Sibley County will have a new County Surveyor next year. LeRoy Grewe, who has held the position since 1978, is retiring at the end...

County health insurance to increase 8.5% in 2011

Health insurance premiums for Sibley and McLeod County employees will be increasing 8 1/2% in 2011. County Commissioners approved the rate increase last week....

Petition takes aim at City’s decision to trim police force

Keep the current City of Gaylord law enforcement “as is.” That is part of the language in a petition which will be presented to...

Races develop in Gaylord, New Auburn and SE school board

Races have developed in Gaylord for both mayor and City Council, for mayor and City Council of New Auburn, and Sibley East School Board....

Uncertainty remains where powerlines will be located

Sibley County will have new electrical transmission lines constructed here in several years, but where they will be located has yet to be determined....

Sibley East will have more students than expected

Enrollment at Sibley East Public School is expected to be higher than projected. Superintendent Stephen Jones said in February, he conservatively estimated enrollment to...

Appeal denied for former Sibley East transportation director

The Minnesota Court of Appeals, Tuesday, denied the appeal made by former Sibley East transportation director Kevin Jones to reduce his 144-month state prison...

Sibley East makes adequate yearly progress in all but four areas

Sibley East School District has met 96.2% of the requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress under the No Child Left Behind Act. The results were...

Hot husking!

Mayor Quast will not seek re-election

Gaylord Mayor Doug Quast announced Tuesday that he would not be seeking re-election. Quast has served as mayor for six years. In a letter...

Dryden wants more answers before land is annexed into City

“A boatload of issues.” That was the comment from City Attorney Donald Lannoye on Wednesday during the City’s Public Hearing for the proposed annexation...

Immanuel Lutheran to honor 50-year organist

Eunice Asmus, long-time organist at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord, will be recognized Sunday, August 15 for 50 years of service. Asmus began her...

Gaylord EDA will keep budget the same as last year

Gaylord's Economic Development Authority is proposing to hold the line on its 2011 budget. At the group's meeting Monday, the board approved keeping their...

Commissioners approve bid for storage shed addition

Sibley County Commissioners, Tuesday, are one step closer to having a new storage facility this year. Commissioners, by a 4-1 vote, with Charlie Woehler...

SE Booster Club tops 100 members

Interest in the Sibley East Booster Club appears to be growing. In a recent quarterly report, the Sibley East’s Booster Club, which is embarking...

Cohrs, Gillaspie, Anderly, Nytes survive Primary

Every vote counts. That saying is certainly true with the results of the Sibley County Commissioner Four Primary Election. The slate of candidates for...

Four seek the Miss Gaylord crown

Four Gaylord-area students are seeking the title of Miss Gaylord. The young woman who earns the title will spend the next year representing the...

Filing now open for city, school board. township offices

Filing opened Tuesday for positions on the Sibley East Board of Education, Gaylord City Council, New Auburn City Council, mayor of Gaylord and New...

Planning for future is scope of City Council workshop

What capital equipment and improvements should receive priority for the City in the near future? Gaylord’s City Council will try to get a better...

Primary election Tuesday for two County Board seats

Two Sibley County Commissioner seats will be the only local races on the Primary Election ballot August 10. Voters will narrow the field of...

Sheriff’s K-9 Zeus to be retired at open house Tuesday

Sibley County Sheriff's K-9 Zeus and Deputy Jeremy Templin will be honored at an open house for media and county employees Tuesday from 2-3...

Superintendent’s salary to remain the same for two years

Sibley East's Board of Education, Monday night, approved a contract with Stephen Jones to serve as Superintendent of Schools from July 1, 2010 to...

Budget picture improving for Sibley East District

Sibley East's budget is improving for the 2010-2011 school year. Superintendent Stephen Jones reported to the school board Monday night that the district will...

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Proposal to have County provide “on call” coverage passes

It was a split vote at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, but a proposal to have the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department provide “on call” coverage...