• County provides remaining ARPA grant funds to daycare

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 1:38pm CDT

    By Melanie Stegner Reporter ARPA Childcare grant funds were approved for the improvements at the lower level of the Starbuck School to make space for the Lakes Area Enrichment Center. The Pope County Board of Commissioners approved the request unanimously. The request will help give headstart and preschool their own areas in the lower level and… Read More

  • Rotary Club donates $3,300 to Long Beach

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 1:38pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Rotary Club recently donated $3,300 to the City of Long Beach.  The funds came from the “Cash Bash” fundraiser hosted by the local Rotary Club in an effort to raise money for cities within Pope County.  Accepting the check on behalf of Long Beach were (from left holding the check): Terry Duhn, Council… Read More

  • Minnewaska BPA members compete at Nationals

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 1:37pm CDT

    Minnewaska Business Professionals of American members (from left) Soffia Stadtherr, Jayce Kovarik, Blake Nelson and Connor Quelle, along with Coach Karna Palmer, were in Chicago, Ill., over the weekend to compete at the National BPA Conference. The National BPA Conference took place Friday, May 10 through Monday, May 13. More on the results of the… Read More

  • $2 Million Appropriation proposed for state ‘Outdoor School for All’

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 12:26pm CDT

    The Minnesota Senate passed with a 40-27 vote SF 3887, the omnibus Environment and Natural Resources supplemental budget bill, authored by Sen. Foung Hawj, on May 7, 2024, it was announced last week by Outdoor School For All Minnesota.  Sen. Hawj’s bill included a $2 million appropriation to establish an Outdoor School For All grant… Read More

  • MN State Fair encourages everyone to join in the tradition of competition at the fair

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 12:25pm CDT

    The Minnesota State Fair invites all to join in the tradition of competition by putting their best to “Minnesota’s Blue Ribbon Test” at the 2024 Great Minnesota Get-Together. As part of this annual competition ritual, entrants will compete in hundreds of different State Fair competitions for ribbons, trophies, more than $1.5 million in total prize… Read More

  • Murder mystery held in Starbuck

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 12:05pm CDT

    Last Friday, the Starbuck Beautification Committee hosted its second Mystery Dinner Theater, “Murder on Lake Minnewaska!” Above, from left, Paul Warshauer (writer and director), Dan Jahn (as Danny Dingler) and Katy Leppa (as Chamber lady Suzie). More photos will run in next week’s Tribune & Times.

  • Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 12:03pm CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From May 15, 1914 Clara and Libby Salquist and Inga Torgerson were at New Prairie Wednesday. They made the trip by auto. Don’t forget your laundry this week. Basket goes down Tuesday. Returns Friday. Agency, C.O. Christopher. Someone has suggested that we elect a new set of County officers and move the courthouse to Starbuck. We… Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 12:02pm CDT

    Boat line to open at Bottle Bay From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, May 15, 1924 Work on the construction of the Starbuck-Westport state highway is underway and progressing at a good rate. The crew that is camped west of Glenwood, have been working the stretch west of the Minnewaska hotel and the outfit at the… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 12:01pm CDT

    Tribune acquires new photo engraving machine May 14, 1964 – George Opheim, director of instrumental music at Glenwood High School, was given a leave of absence to pursue an advanced educational degree. Hired to replace him while he was on leave was John Varner, who has most recently taught both vocal and instrumental music at Halstad. Photographs… Read More

  • Steam locomotive stops in Glenwood

    | Published on May 6, 2024 at 2:12pm CDT

    The Empress, the historic locomotive 2816, spent the night in the Glenwood Depot recently during a once in a lifetime tour from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Mexico City, Mexico. The steam engine’s journey began in April 2024 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Canadian Pacific Kansas City Limited. On April 14, 2023, a ceremonial final… Read More

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