• GRHS 10th Annual Scrub Run

    | Published on June 10, 2024 at 2:57pm CDT

    The 10th annual Glacial Ridge Health System’s Scrub Run took place Saturday morning, starting and finishing at Lakeside near the Glenwood City Park.  The official time of the Scrub Run was 9 a.m.  The participants started off toward Captain’s Bar and Grill and then headed back to the finish line at Lakeside.  At left, the… Read More

  • Music in the Park kicks off

    | Published on June 10, 2024 at 2:55pm CDT

    The annual summer concert series, Music in the Park, hosted by the Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center and featuring live music, held its first event of the summer, Thursday night at Glenwood City Park.  The first Music in the Park event featured the Rob Justice Band.  At right, Dr. Joshua Thomas introduces the band.  Other… Read More

  • Drumming with Thomas

    | Published on June 10, 2024 at 2:53pm CDT

    Students at Glacial Hills had the opportunity to play authentic, handmade African drums with drum master and maker, Thomas. Thomas brought in 22 Ashiko, Djembe, Dun and Ca-jon drums from his collection. Students learned about the origin of these beautiful instruments and the important role they have played in African and South American culture. Their… Read More

  • GHES Color Run

    | Published on June 10, 2024 at 2:52pm CDT

    On Friday, May 10th, Glacial Hills Elementary School proudly hosted its inaugural Color Run, marking a vibrant start to a new tradition. Throughout the year, students diligently trained under the guidance of Mrs. Hill, their dedicated CultivateU instructor, honing their endurance for long-distance running. Their perseverance bore fruit on the eventful day, as families, community… Read More

  • State Park Family Day

    | Published on June 10, 2024 at 2:50pm CDT

    Under clear skies and amidst the scenic beauty of the state park, Glacial Hills Elementary hosted its highly anticipated 2nd Annual State Park Family Day, a resounding success by all measures. Enthusiastic participants enjoyed a plethora of outdoor activities including kayaking, fishing, geocaching, crafting sun catchers and engaging in a lively game of nature bingo. This… Read More

  • Emerald ash borer confirmed in Pope County

    | Published on June 10, 2024 at 2:47pm CDT

    •Emergency quarantine on wood movement put in place for Pope County The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in Pope County for the first time.  County Ag Inspector Barry Bouwman was contacted to check several declining ash trees with woodpecker holes on a landowner’s property in Glenwood Township before Memorial Day and contacted… Read More

  • Local officers to join Shield616 Bike Ride fundraiser

    | Published on June 10, 2024 at 2:45pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass Pope County Sheriff Tim Riley and Chief Deputy Nathan Brecht will join about 30 other law enforcement officers in the TOUR de SHIELD616 Bike Ride fundraiser across Minnesota on June 19-23. Four  other local officers, Elliot Draz, a former Starbuck officer who now works for Alexandria Police Department; Brody Merrill, a former Pope… Read More

  • GHES receives two significant awards for 2004

    | Published on June 10, 2024 at 2:44pm CDT

    By Kris Goracke Reporter Glacial Hills Elementary ended the school year on a high note, with accolades for a job well done. The school recently received the 2024 Minnesota Charter School Innovation Award for its ability to increase student learning opportunities. Director Jodee Lund wrote in their application, “As the realm of education has become more challenging,… Read More

  • Lowry Discovery Days Preschool announces new transportation option for its students

    | Published on June 10, 2024 at 2:40pm CDT

    •New bus will eliminate transportation barriers, expand field trip opportunities Discovery Days Preschool recently announced the purchase of a new school bus, which will significantly impact the early education program in Lowry. Not only will it eliminate common transportation barriers for families, but it will expand their field trip opportunities as well. “The board of directors… Read More

  • Soffia Stadtherr to receive Student Volunteer Award from ABHH

    | Published on June 10, 2024 at 2:37pm CDT

    The board of the Ann Bickle Heritage House is pleased to present Soffia Stadtherr with the Student Volunteer Award. Join the group for the presentation at the Rhubarb Fest on Saturday June 15, at 3 p.m. Soffia has exemplified the true spirit of volunteerism through activities at school, raising awareness and food for the local food… Read More

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