• Graduation, 2020 style

    | Published on June 1, 2020 at 10:48am CDT

    Pictured: Minnewaska Area High School 2020 graduates watched the fireworks from the school parking immediately following the unique outside graduation ceremony.  The ceremony was different because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the graduation ceremony was well received. Minnewaska Area High School seniors graduated on Friday, May 29. The day’s festivities started with a parade of the… Read More

  • Teacher of Excellence

    | Published on June 1, 2020 at 10:45am CDT

    Intermediate Teacher of Excellence:   Jacalyn Skoglund (Pictured) The nomination: Ms. Skoglund is consistently gentle and encouraging.  When my son got off track, she asked him what he needed to get on track.  She always pointed out the bright side and was willing to do whatever it takes to support him.  She has been such… Read More

  • Access to Starbuck businesses is available

    | Published on June 1, 2020 at 10:43am CDT

    Pictured: Crews from Xcel Energy were busy in Starbuck Friday replacing and moving powerpoles along Highway 28. The road will be rebuilt in coming months and a new multi-use path will be running along the south side of the highway. That path will follow the east side of Highway 29 through Starbuck and down to the Hobo… Read More

  • The pandemic may have halted the luncheon, but chamber still names area award winners

    | Published on June 1, 2020 at 10:42am CDT

    Pictured: Shirley Zemke and Lolly Stein are the two directors of Pope County Helping Hands and Hearts Food Shelf.  The two are dedicated and passionate about their work.   Diane Zavadil,  a long-time community advocate and entrepreneur, was the 2020 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.  Other 2020… Read More

  • City to support local restaurants with letter

    | Published on June 1, 2020 at 10:40am CDT

    By Tim Douglass Glenwood restaurant and bar owners/operators got some support from the Glenwood City Commission at last week’s regular meeting. The commission unanimously approved sending a letter to Gov. Tim Walz supporting local restaurant owners in their quest to reopen their businesses with some dine-in capacity.   The letter, though not officially composed at the… Read More

  • Elective Procedures resume at GRHS

    | Published on June 1, 2020 at 10:39am CDT

    An elective surgery is often an essential surgery because it is needed to avoid future complications, relieve or alleviate pain, regain mobility and live healthier.  Gov. Tim Walz on May 5 lifted the elective surgery suspension, effective May 11, as hospitals in the state have been able to obtain a necessary amount of medical and… Read More