From June 28, 1912

Mr. Hagen lost 14 turkeys in one night by skunks.

A good ball game was played last Sunday on the ground near Albert Anderson’s. Oscar Lund and Henry Tharaldson made some fancy pitching records. They certainly do justice to the curving ability of the ball.

A casual observer informed us they hauled away three loads of drunk men on Tuesday night from the city limits into the country. They had taken a few two many drinks of fire-water.

A magic lantern show was given in the school house of Dist. 83 and was well attended. Some of the pictures were exceptionally good, while others were objectionable and should not have been tolerated by the public.

The Merry Farmers Boys Band would give a fourth annual picnic at the Tharaldson Grove June 30.

Geo. Blackman, our mail carrier, was now making use of the good roads and making the trips in his new runabout. –Lake Emily news.


From June 23, 1922

Harris Nelson, Gladstone Stenson and Howell Skoglund returned last week from St. Olaf College.

John Dyrstad, Anton Wollan, Olaf Flack, Casper Gorder, Tom Lee and John Nelson with their teams met at the Indherred parsonage and spent the day making a driveway and a tennis court.

Confirmation services were held in Immanuel Sunday, a class of three being confirmed namely Peter Barsness, Sophie Vorlan and Esther Ronnie.


From June 30, 1932

E.H. Dahl’s barn destroyed by fire. Estimated damage $8,000. Lowry and Starbuck Fire Departments called.

Rural school pupils graduated Friday. Edner Hustad wins free trip to fair as champion oral speller.

Specials for the 4th at A. Peterson and Sons: Corn flakes, 2 pkgs. 19c; 2# jar peanut butter 23c; 1/2 gal. molasses 29c; 1/2 gal. King Corn syrup 29c; 1 gal. King Corn syrup 41c; Korona flour, 49 lbs. $1.09.

A crowd which exceeded the capacity of the Glenwood Opera House assembled to witness the graduation of 153 rural school pupils. The following pupils would represent Pope County at the State Fair next fall: In the declamatory contest Phyllis Ann Bertelson and Marjorie Bennett; in the oral spelling contest, Edner Hustad of Dist. 3 and the written contest, Dennis Karrigan, Dist. 87.


From July 2, 1942

Arthur Raaum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Raaum, was getting along nicely after injuries received while stripping blue grass. Three fingers, including the little finger on the right hand, were badly torn and 12 stitches were taken.

The following were confirmed at the Minnewaska Lutheran Church Sunday: Philip Kirkwold, Earl Simonson, David Hagert, Dean Hagen, Roger Helgeson and Arlis Wesen.

A Starbuck man, Pvt. Herman J. Carlson, son of Mrs. Ida Carlson, was one of four men of Co. D who qualified as a sharpshooter at Camp Wollers, Texas.

Boyd Opheim was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Opheim. He enlisted in the Army as a national guard. He was sent to California where he was stationed.

Everything ready for big 4th of July picnic at park. There will be two band concerts on at 3 in the afternoon and one at 8 p.m. At 10 p.m. there will be a fine display of fireworks.


From July 3, 1952

Linden Barsness, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Luvern Barsness, while playing on the davenport at their home Sunday evening swallowed a nickel. It became lodged in the esophagus in such a way that the parents were advised to take him to the University hospital. According to word received, the nickel had been removed.

Accompanied by Lyle Hanson 12 Boy Scouts from Troop 91 enjoyed last week at Wilderness Camp near Park Rapids.


From June 28, 1962

Barsness Lutheran Church would dedicate the new Parish Education building next Sunday, July 1. The building had 12 Sunday School rooms.

The Coast to Coast Store was recently sold by Bert Larson to Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens of Gonvick, Minn., effective June 28. The Larsons expected to move to Minneapolis where he would be employed.

Confirmation services were held at the Ben Wade Covenant Church in Lowry Sunday for the following students: Dale Lundblad, Wesley Granstrom, Jay Anderson and Grant Magnusson.

Isaac Kamrud, who had been stationed at Goblinger, Germany the past 20 months returned to his home last Thursday evening.


From June 29, 1972

Lowell Sanvik, a graduate art student at St. Cloud State College opened a thesis exhibit at the Headley Hall Art Gallery. Sanvik, from  Starbuck, would graduate second summer semester.

The oldest home in Blue Mounds Township was the Tilmer Kleven home, built 105 years ago out of oat logs, was still in use today by that family and was in excellent condition.

The basement of Fron church was a busy place as people donated 59 pints of blood to the Red Cross.

Roger E. Shelstad was named to be the principal of Starbuck High School. He would replace Ernest Janisch who was elevated to superintendent.


From June 30, 1982

A log cabin from the Orville Olson farm northwest of Starbuck, was moved to the Starbuck Marina this week and would be the focal point of the upcoming Starbuck Centennial celebration in 1983.

Formal legal papers were served earlier this week on officials of the Starbuck School Board that a decision made by the board in May was being appealed by the Minnesota Education Association on behalf of Miss Kay Martinson, teacher of Starbuck schools. The potential lawsuit stemmed from the placing of Miss Martinson on unrequested leave of absence.

On May 1, the number 283-5222, a way to reach the Lowry Fire Department, was also the number to dial for the Lowry First Responders. There were currently twelve members. They were pictured in the Times with their kits they bring on a call. They were Jim Drewes, Ann Drewes, Jean Person, Fran Larson, Mary Hansen, Al Dahlseng, John Dahlseng, Warren Brager, Daniel Hansen, Dave Mork and Dennis Jones. Not pictured was Ed Novotny.


From July 1, 1992

Gladys Ness Brang was honored by the Starbuck Depot Society as the “Home Town Pride Ambassador” in the Heritage Parade during Heritage Days.

Candidates vying for the Little Miss Starbuck title were Sarah Gulso, Michelle Anderson, Paige Bangsund, Jessica Noyes, Amy Baukol, Theresa Beuckens, Taya Staples, Sara Koos Therese Freeman, Jennifer Johnsrud and Jamie Chlian. The current queen was Cassie Gregersen and princess, Amanda Amundson.

The local Sons of Norway Mjosen Lodge celebrated Midsummer’s Nigh Fest last Sunday, June 21. Pictured in the Times was the new royalty for the year. The queen was Denise Danielson from Farwell, first princess Lisa Hanson of Brooten and second princess Karla Dahlseng of Lowry.


From July 3, 2002

A longtime Starbuck business changed hands as Dick Engebretson sold Starbuck Electric to Leo Floer. The business started in 1944 with Alfred Engebretson, Dick’s father and John Overson. Dick joined in 1959 and took over the business in 1964. Leo Floer had worked for Engebretson for 8 years. He and his wife, Laura, planned to change the name to L&L Electric.

A book store featuring used books and some antiques  opened in the former Wahlquist Law Office.


From July 4, 2012

The Miss Minnewaska Royalty would watch over the Heritage Days celebration. Reigning royalty included Princess Jillian Hendrickson, Princess JoElle Johnsrud, Queen Katie Mogler and Princess Kaylee Jacobs. Larry and Linda Kittelson were the Parade Grand Marshals.

The Starbuck Arts Advisory Council received news on June 21 that they received a $10,000 grant through Lake Region Arts Council that they had applied for earlier in the year. The money would be used at Holly Skogen Park.

Glacial Hills Elementary School could have as many as 118 students in the next year, up from 110, said the School Board Chair Vince Copa while reading the Director’s report to the Glacial Hills Elementary Board members.