• County board hears request for ARP funds

    | Published on April 18, 2022 at 12:58pm CDT

    By Melanie Stegner The Pope County Board of Commissioners continues to hear proposals for the use of American Rescue Plan funds. Christopher Knoll, CEO of Minnewaska Community Health Services, was at last week’s committee of the whole meeting to discuss the proposal from MCHS.  “The pandemic affected our senior living facilities dramatically. We lost… Read More

  • The Salvation Army provides Easter meal boxes

    | Published on April 18, 2022 at 12:56pm CDT

    The Pope County Salvation Army distributed free “Easter Food” Boxes to 50 county residents who pre-registered for the service.  This was the first year of the Easter Food Box program and Donna Ortendahl, Central Minnesota Salvation Army field representative, said if they had the resources they could have given away 100 of the boxes.  The… Read More

  • Glenwood commission tables request for organics drop site

    | Published on April 18, 2022 at 12:56pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass A request to locate an organic recycling drop site near the parking lot of Glenwood United Parish along Highway 29 North in Glenwood was tabled at last week’s regular Glenwood City Commissioners’ meeting. Commissioners wanted more information from the city’s attorney office about locating a public recycling drop site on church… Read More

  • Ambulance, firefighters respond to rollover on CR15

    | Published on April 18, 2022 at 12:54pm CDT

    Glacial Ridge Ambulance Service, firefighters from Lowry and Villard and the Pope County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-car rollover on a windblown stretch of County Road 15, west of Lake Reno.  The incident happened about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.  Reduced visibility in that area caused by high winds and snow made the… Read More

  • Starbuck holds public hearings, supports Lefse Hall of Fame

    | Published on April 18, 2022 at 12:54pm CDT

    By Kris Goracke Two public hearings were held back to back prior to the regular Starbuck City Council meeting on Monday, April 11.   The first public hearing was to amend the alcoholic beverage ordinance.  “The current ordinance reads that no license shall be granted within 500 feet of any school or church,” read… Read More

  • Winter returns, stalls ice-out process

    | Published on April 18, 2022 at 12:52pm CDT

    Wintery weather returned to the area last week stalling the ice-out process.  High winds from some open areas caused large, thick ice chunks to pile up on the Glenwood side of Lake Minnewaska.  Here, the ice pushed well up onto shore along North Lakeshore Drive in Glenwood.  Last year at this time, the lake was… Read More

  • Elsey Hagen places second at sections, heading to state speech competition

    | Published on April 18, 2022 at 12:51pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area High School Speech Team had nine students speak at 5A sections last Friday in Albany. Elsey Hagen (being held by Kaitlyn Pederson) placed second in humorous and is heading to the state tournament on April 22 and 23 in Apple Valley. She had two teammates that made it to the finals, Ethan… Read More

  • Glenwood Lions Support Northern Lights Boy Scouts

    | Published on April 18, 2022 at 12:51pm CDT

    Pictured: The Glenwood Lions Club presented the Northern Lights Boy Scouts with their annual contribution at last week’s meeting. Pictured from left are Mark Thompson, Lions President; Brenda Thomson, Prairie Fire District 2 Executive; Jerry Wright, Secretary; and Jim Gronewold, Director.      The Glenwood Lions Club hosted speaker Brenda Thomson, District Executive, Prairie Fire… Read More

  • Glacial Hills Elementary students participated in the Lions International Clubs’ Annual Peace Poster Contest

    | Published on April 18, 2022 at 12:49pm CDT

    Glacial Hills Elementary 6th grade students participated in the 2022 International Clubs’ Annual Peace Poster Contest that was hosted by the Glenwood and Lowry Lions Club over the winter.  The Peace Poster project is a worldwide project/competition for kids aged 11-13. The students were tasked with creating a piece of art communicating the theme “We… Read More

  • Need a project done?

    | Published on April 18, 2022 at 12:40pm CDT

    Contact Minnewaska schools for Day of Caring project The fourth annual “Day of Caring,” on May 4 is an event where students, staff and volunteers representing Minnewaska Area Schools (MAS) give back to “our communities for everything they have given us,” it was stated recently in a news release from the local school district.   … Read More

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