• Veterans honored during MAS Veterans Day Program

    | Published on November 19, 2018 at 10:23am CST

    Minnewaska Area Schools held their Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 12 at MAHS. The program featured musical performances by the Pope County Men’s Chorus, MAHS concert band, MAHS concert choir, elementary students and intermediate students. Songs performed during the program included Mansions of the Lord, Purple Mountain Majesty, An American Celebration, and more. Also during the program,… Read More

  • Thanksgiving for everyone

    | Published on November 19, 2018 at 10:22am CST

    The 25th annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Minnewaska Area High School. Everyone in the area who may be celebrating the holiday alone or otherwise would not be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner is welcome. Reservations are not necessary… Read More

  • Glacial Ridge Hospice Tree of Life Ceremony

    | Published on November 19, 2018 at 10:22am CST

    The annual Tree of Life ceremony, hosted by Glacial Ridge Hospice, was held on Nov. 13 at Ridgewood Villa. The ceremony featured musical offerings by Ginny Hagen and Paul Greene accompanied by Renae Brown. Greene sang Find Us Faithful and In the Bleak Midwinter during the ceremony. Harpist Judi Dahlseng accompanied the candle lighting and reading of… Read More

  • City to purchase Doebbert building

    | Published on November 19, 2018 at 10:20am CST

    By Tim Douglass City offices could move to the Doebbert Law Office building on Highway 29 North in Glenwood after action by city commissioners last week. Commissioners unanimously approved a motion to proceed with the purchase agreement of the building and removed the contingency on that agreement that required city commission approval.  In a related… Read More

  • Insurers put out lures as Medicare recipients face changes

    | Published on November 19, 2018 at 10:20am CST

    By Christopher Snowbeck Star Tribune Editor’s Note: This news story was reprinted from the Nov. 6 issue of the StarTribune.  Those available for Medicare have until Dec. 7 to decide on a health plan for the coming year. Free rides to the doctor. Smartwatch fitness trackers. Hearing aid discounts. Health insurers are dangling extra benefits in front of… Read More

  • Minnewaska Kindergartners Sing and Sign at Ridgewood Villa

    | Published on November 19, 2018 at 10:19am CST

    Nancy Hoffmann’s kindergarten class performed with Ridgewood Villa resident Harold Koch on Nov. 7. The class learned American Sign Language to perform with Harold, who is deaf. Brent and Mary Lisa Cochran performed with Harold and the kindergartners, playing the piano and singing, respectively, while Ridgewood Villa residents enjoyed the performance. Counterclockwise from above: Harold and… Read More

  • Habitat for Humanity of Prairie Lakes Hammer Breakfast

    | Published on November 19, 2018 at 10:18am CST

    By Celeste Rapp Habitat for Humanity of Prairie Lake’s Hammer Breakfast was held on Nov. 6. Dick Dreher, a Habitat for Humanity of Prairie Lakes board member, was the emcee for the morning and told attendees, “Habitat is much bigger than what we do in Pope County.” He highlighted past projects that Habitat for Humanity… Read More