• Glacial Ridge Hospice honors volunteers

    | Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:19am CDT

    Glacial Ridge Hospice celebrated and honored their Hospice volunteers with a luncheon at the Minnewaska House on May 15. Over this past year, the volunteers have given hours of selfless service in sharing their unique gifts and talents with love and compassion to both the Hospice clients and their families.  The first Prayer Shawl Yarn Drive… Read More

  • Lefse Dagen

    | Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:18am CDT

    The 2024 Lefse Dagen celebration at the Starbuck Depot and Museum was a rousing success as attendees were able to tour the museum, make their own lefse, participate in some activities, browse the vendors and take in some music. Traditional Scandinavian foods were available to sample and as any traditional Scandinavian celebration, no one left… Read More

  • Central Square 2024 Summer Music Series Beginning in June

    | Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:12am CDT

    “Music on the Lawn” will feature Minnesota and national singer songwriters Central Square is putting the finishing touches on their summer music series, Music on the Lawn. This will be the third year of the series that features singer-songwriters. Each of the three concerts includes a free workshop for aspiring musicians–all ages and skill levels are… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:11am CDT

    Dave Schramm retires after 25 years of teaching May 28, 1964 – Dennis Dale, publisher of the Cyrus Leader, announced that he would take over the Brooten Review. Dale purchased the Review from James McCoy. Jerry Leedahl would be the speaker at the annual Memorial Day observance in Glenwood. The Rev. Merlyn Huke, pastor at Barsness and Chippewa… Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:10am CDT

    Gold Medal awarded to J.R. Hite From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, May 29, 1924 The Annual meeting of the White Bear Lake Insurance Company will be held at Starbuck on Tuesday afternoon June 3rd. Besides the regular business to be transacted a representative of the Minnesota State Prison will be there to give a talk on… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on May 24, 2024 at 11:09am CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From May 29, 1914 The Senior Class of Starbuck High will present their class play, “Bachelor Hall” at the Town Hall Friday evening. Parts will be taken by Harold Peterson, Herman Larson, Paul Metlie, Ernest Stenson, Ahgnes Forde, George Fossen, Bennie Griebenow, Lila Olson, Clifford Torguson, Tina Smedstad, Edna Thompson and Pearly Swenson.  A baby… Read More

  • Minnewaska Area High School 9th-12th Grade Spring Choir Concert

    | Published on May 20, 2024 at 2:43pm CDT

    Gordy Moeller directed his final choir concert, Sunday afternoon, as 9th-12th grade choir students at Minnewaska Area High School took part in a Spring Choral Concert in the high school auditorium.  Moeller is retiring after serving as choir director at Glenwood High School and then at MAHS for 40-plus years.  It was an emotional concert… Read More

  • Minnewaska Area Schools 7th & 8th Grade Spring Choir Concert

    | Published on May 20, 2024 at 2:36pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area Schools seventh and eighth grade choir students presented a concert featuring each grade and the junior high jazz choir. Songs included some spiritual melodies, some moden songs and some disney classics. The jazz choir presented Destination Rock N Roll which included songs such as We Built This City, Blue Suede Shoes, Bohemian… Read More

  • A Memorial Day Tribute

    | Published on May 20, 2024 at 2:29pm CDT

    A Man, his Regiment, and his Flag Erik Barsness, and his “Norwegian Regiment” By Gene Estensen  “They were old men now, and as these Civil War veterans were brought up to the speaker’s platform terrific rounds of applause rose through the hall. As they unfurled the old regimental flag, the cheers and applause of 20,000 sounded like a… Read More

  • Firefighters respond to Starbuck house fire

    | Published on May 20, 2024 at 2:26pm CDT

    Flames could be seen through the roof at the back of a house at 311 West Seventh Street in Starbuck last Tuesday when firefighters arrived at the scene just after 2:15 p.m.  Above Starbuck and Glenwood firefighters entered the front door of the house with hoses as smoke poured out of the home.  The cause… Read More

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