• GHES adding child care, starting farm-to-school program

    | Published on February 6, 2023 at 2:26pm CST

    By Kris Goracke Reporter Embracing change is a way of doing business at Glacial Hills Elementary School in Starbuck.  Two new changes for the school are the addition of childcare and starting a new farm-to-school program called Full Tray. “Our target to open the childcare is the fall of 2023,” said school director Jodee Lund.  “We are currently in… Read More

  • Rolling Forks Vineyards earns national recognition

    | Published on February 6, 2023 at 2:22pm CST

    Rolling Forks Vineyard, of Glenwood, recently earned top honors at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for three of their locally made wines. The vineyard’s 2020 LaCrescent and 2020 Marquette both earned Double Gold awards, and their 2021 Frontenac Blanc garnered a Gold distinction. Joe Cihlar, co-owner, and Darrien Wallin serve as resident winemakers for Rolling… Read More

  • Annual Winterama is this Saturday

    | Published on February 6, 2023 at 2:21pm CST

    Get ready to celebrate winter. The annual Glenwood Winterama is set for this Saturday, Feb. 11, outside on Lake Minnewaska near the Lakeside Ballroom.   The event, organized each year by Glenwood & Beyond as a fundraiser for its activities, will resume with many of the popular activities that have become associated with Winterama. The event will… Read More

  • Sue Currens is new Early Childhood Coordinator

    | Published on February 6, 2023 at 2:13pm CST

    Minnewaska Area School (MAS) District announced that Sue Currens is the new early childhood coordinator. In this role, Currens will lead all aspects of the preschool program. Currens is an advocate of teaching children through play, using hands-on, experiential learning. “I look forward to meeting more families and working alongside the staff to expand and continue to… Read More

  • Service Club sets course for the year

    | Published on February 6, 2023 at 2:12pm CST

    The General Federated Woman’s Club (GFWC) Potpourri of Glenwood announced its new officer.  They are (from left) Jan Velde, Treasurer; Joann Boyle, Vice President; Cindy Krattenmaker, Secretary and Sandra Josephs, President. They are serving from 2022 – 2024 guiding members to address the needs of the community, to enrich members’ interests as well as carry… Read More

  • Award winners announced at Starbuck Chamber banquet 

    | Published on February 6, 2023 at 2:11pm CST

    The Starbuck Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Starbuck Community Center.  Approximately 80 people attended, including the Miss Minnewaska royalty and their parents.   Karen Tharaldson, president, gave a welcome and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mike Troen, of Shalom Lutheran Church provided the invocation before the meal, which… Read More

  • MAES students earn their medals as Accelerated Readers

    | Published on February 6, 2023 at 2:08pm CST

    Congratulations to the Minnewaska Area Elementary students for their reading accomplishments. The following students earned their Accelerated Reader medals. In 2nd Grade: Emma, Levi, Jasmine, Grayson, Lyra. In 3rd Grade: Carter, Willow, Kjersti, Tristan, Henley.  Accelerated Reader is a program that promotes reading and supports students in their comprehension.


    | Published on February 6, 2023 at 2:03pm CST

    Minnewaska Area Schools is joining all Minnesota school districts across the state to celebrate February as School Board Recognition Month. This year, more than any year, board leadership is essential. It seems long past due to thank the community members who have worked so hard to have the children of the Minnewaska Area School District succeed…. Read More

  • Childcare, preschool dominate discussion 

    | Published on February 6, 2023 at 2:01pm CST

    By Melanie Stegner The Minnewaska Area School (MAS) Board held a work session last week with the Glacial Hills Elementary school board as guests. The discussion involved the future of education in Pope County and the future of Kingdom Kids Childcare Center.  Minnewaska schools recently received the reports from Ehlers Financial Advisors and SiteLogiq regarding the… Read More

  • Schools receive Minnesota Agriculture classroom funding

    | Published on February 6, 2023 at 1:59pm CST

    The Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2023 Agricultural Literacy Grants, which are designed to support agriculture and food systems education efforts from kindergarten to high school across the state. A total of 17 projects received grants of up to $500 each to help educators provide students the opportunity… Read More

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