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A year ago at 2:34 p.m. Feb. 15, fire departments from nine communities responded to a fire at 128 Main St. in Somerset, General Sam's Sports Bar & Grill. The fire closed Main Street for five hours and when the last truck departed at 10:30 p.m., Somerset Fire chief Travis Belisle declared the building a total loss.
On a steamy evening when there were more than enough chairs to accommodate the 20 or so citizens who attended a special meeting of the Glenwood City Council, Mayor John Larson, inspired by the tenor of recent public meetings, opened proceedings by announcing he’d googled “civil discourse” and proceeded to read aloud the definition.
In response to recent tragedies which have occurred at schools, the Somerset School District, area law enforcement and public safety agencies partnered to run a full-scale exercise Wednesday, Aug. 14. “People were starting to ask a lot of questions in terms of our district and what we’re doing and how we’re keeping our kids safe,” said Shannon Donnelly, director of Pupil Services and Emergency Management coordinator for the district.
Despite the growing interest by residents and media in Glenwood City's debate over whether to permit Vista Sand to mine and process silica sand within the city limits, this week’s council meeting lacked enough chairs to accommodate a standing-room-only audience.