• Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on June 30, 2023 at 11:38am CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From July 11, 1913 A little baby boy came to gladden the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Theordore Sylvester some time ago.  Found, some money. Too much to lose. Owner can have same by proving ownership and paying for this ad. Call at N. Johnson’s restaurant.  100 YEARS AGO From July 6, 1923 Miss Rosa Rasmusen, daughter of… Read More

  • Happenings at the Depot

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 2:25pm CDT

    The Starbuck Depot and Museum was to host two events last Thursday, welcoming the Tour of Minnesota Bike Tour and the Valdres Samband 2023 Stevne.  The Tour of MN Bike Tour is formerly known as the Klobuchar Ride and was started in 1974 by Jim Klobuchar, columnist for the Star Tribune. It has three main goals,… Read More


    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 2:23pm CDT

    After years of fundraising and planning, splash pad is now open  The grand opening of the Barsness Park Splash Pad last Tuesday attracted  a large crowd and dozens of children ready to try out the new summer attraction. Of course the weather cooperated too. It was a sun-drenched afternoon with temperatures hovering around 90 degrees when… Read More


    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 2:21pm CDT

    Annual summer celebration features four-days of fun Crowds of local residents and visitors will converge on Starbuck this weekend for the annual Heritage Days and there is a full weekend of events planned starting  Thursday through Sunday. Local businesses will have crazy days sales and there are tons of activities for kids and adults.  Thursday Night on… Read More

  • Girl Scouts receive awards, discuss future projects

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 2:18pm CDT

    Several local Girl Scout troops gathered together on June 11 to celebrate the 2022-2023 scouting year. Girls received awards and shared their favorite activities from the year, while looking ahead to next year’s events and projects. Pictured from left are, back row, Sydney Klassen, Greta Randleman, Grace Gylsen and Sophie Grandy; middle row, Emma Heidelberger,… Read More

  • MAS District reassigns administrative duties

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 2:17pm CDT

    Minnewaska Area Schools (MAS) recently announced updates to its district administration to focus more intently on supporting student success, expanding career and technical education, and aligning more closely with the district’s long- term goals. The MAS school board of directors approved significant changes to reassign administrative duties of three key existing school district employees. One main… Read More

  • PC Veterans Service Officer resigns from position

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 2:12pm CDT

    By Melanie Stegner The Pope County Board of Commissioners accepted the retirement of Veterans Service Officer Hugh Reimers at last week’s meeting by passing a resolution to recognize his years of service to the county. His replacement, Jeffrey Stewart, was then sworn in. Land and Resource Management Director David Green came before the board with a… Read More

  • Harvey and Diane Pederson are 2023 Heritage Days Grand Marshals

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 2:07pm CDT

    The honor of being a Starbuck Heritage Days Parade Grand Marshal is a great tribute to the individual, couple or group that was selected.  This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Heritage Days celebration and the selection this year goes to a couple that is well deserving of this recognition.  They were Starbuck High School… Read More

  • Phil Stumpf fireworks set for July 3, will benefit PC ‘Families in Need’

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 2:03pm CDT

    Phil Stumpf and his wife Catherine, have sponsored Independence Day fireworks shows for many years on the grounds of Evergreen Park Tree Farm. “Again, this year, our show is being held on Monday, July 3 to coincide with the United Parish’s Ice Cream Social. We invite the community to come out to the park around… Read More

  • Mjøsen Lodge holds annual coronation

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 2:02pm CDT

    Mjøsen Lodge members held their annual Midsommarfest picnic and coronation of Royalty at Glenwood City Park last Tuesday evening. Member Rose Meade thanked last year’s Royalty Blake and Peyton Andersen, children of Steve and Magan Andersen of Starbuck. Rose introduced this year’s Princess Skylar, daughter of Chris and Karla Jermy. She will be a 2nd grader… Read More

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