• Support Waterama: Buy a Waterama button

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:32pm CDT

    The Waterama Button Committee is continuing to sell Waterama buttons for the 66th Annual Glenwood Waterama. The buttons, which include valuable coupons from local businesses, are just $2 per button. “Waterama buttons are worn as a badge of pride around the Glenwood area,” say Waterama Button Committee members and the money raised from button sales helps fund… Read More

  • Showstoppers to present ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ July 27-30

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:31pm CDT

    Pope County’s community theater company, Minnewaska Showstoppers, is thrilled to announce they will perform four shows of the feel-good ’50s musical “Bye Bye Birdie.”  Directed by Oliver Rivera, the performances will run during Waterama week, July 27-30 at the Minnewaska Area High School Auditorium.    This will be Showstoppers first live theatrical show post-pandemic lockdown.  The musical was… Read More

  • County still looking to fill coroner position 

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:31pm CDT

    The vacant county coroner position was the priority discussion at the Pope County Board of Commissioners meeting this week.  The position has been advertised for a couple of weeks, and no viable candidates have applied. Minnesota is in the minority of states that require a medical doctor to serve as coroner. Other states allow the county… Read More

  • County ATV safety class set for Aug. 13

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:30pm CDT

    Anyone between the ages of 10 and 15 years old can attend an ATV safety class on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class will be held at Pope County Fairgrounds and attendees must preregister by emailing Conservation Officer Daniel Baumbarger at In order to attend, students must take and pass… Read More

  • Local celebration of  National  Farmers Market Week set

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:29pm CDT

    The Pope County Farmers Market in Glenwood will kick of National Farmers Market Week on Saturday, Aug. 6 with “Kids Morning at the Market” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   Kids 12 and under will have the opportunity to make a flower art project, learn how to plant flowers and they can visit vendor Jenny… Read More

  • How many Minnesotans read newspapers?

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:28pm CDT

    By Matt McMillan Minnesota is home to 14,000 lakes, 12,000 loons, 135,000 seasonal lake cabins and 3.9 million newspaper readers. Really?  Really. Every month, 86% of Minnesota adults read newspapers’ print and online issues, according to a new Minnesota Market Study conducted by Coda Ventures. The study measures media usage and purchase behavior of Minnesota adults across… Read More

  • GHS Alumni Memorial Campaign to start July 25

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:27pm CDT

    Alumni of Glenwood High School are once again organizing a campaign that honors GHS graduates and faculty who have passed on by collecting funds that will be contributed to Central Square, the former Glenwood High School building.  The idea for an alumni memorial fund campaign was conceived by 1967 graduating classmates Larry Zavadil and Rick Fischer… Read More

  • Pope County Historical Society to host Cemetery Workshop on Aug. 12

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:26pm CDT

    Learn simple techniques to safely clean cemetery monuments at a one-day workshop hosted by the Pope County Historical Society (PCHS). An expert crew from Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps is spending a full week working at the Glenwood Cemetery. On Friday, Aug. 12, they will share their expertise with us in a hands-on workshop. Participants… Read More

  • Gnomes and Trolls and BEARS…. OH

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:25pm CDT

    After the Trolls of Holly Skogen Park alerted the students of Glacial Hills Elementary School summer program that there were BEARS in the park, students rose up to help.  They reviewed bear crossing safety and grabbed their bear bells and headed across the street.  An open season on bears was authorized, with “Catch and Release” rules. … Read More

  • Alexandria Cub Scout Day Camp 2022

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:23pm CDT

    Each year, the Northern Lights Council hosts Cub Scout Day Camps around the Council. The local day camp is at the Runestone County Park each summer. This year Day Camp was Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 with a theme of Wild Wild West. Camping at the Cub Scout level introduces boys and girls to… Read More

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