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  • Need for caregivers is growing

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:20pm CDT

    Senior News By Diane Kittelson, Pope County Senior Services Consultant/Coordinator As the number of people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia grows, so too, will the need for caregiving. Many people wonder what the difference is between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is an overall term for a particular group of symptoms, according to the Alzheimer’s… Read More

  • What’s happening at Central Square

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:19pm CDT

    Happenings at Central Square Central Square is throwing three parties this summer! Join the festivities during their June, July and August Makers’ Markets. The summer markets will feature a live outdoor mini music series showcasing singer-songwriters who will combine instruction, music and storytelling into their shows. There will be concessions and handcrafted art and goods for… Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:18pm CDT

    What is the real Main Street? From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, May 25, 1922. Memorial Day has always been observed in Glenwood and this year, as usual, committees are on the job getting everything ready for the day. The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. in front of the court house. Following is the line… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:15pm CDT

    First class to graduate from MAHS receives diplomas May 24, 1962 – A south St. Paul attorney, Harold Levander, was selected to be the speaker for the 71st annual commencement exercises at Glenwood High School. A class of 115 seniors was about to graduate. The salutatory would be delivered by Myron Hedlin and the valedictory by Barbara… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in the Past

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:14pm CDT

    100 YEARS AGO From May 26, 1922 Graduation exercises for the members of the 8th grade class of 1922 would be held at the high school assembly room. The following would receive diplomas, Edith Brevig, Paul Gorder, Irene Hagen, Irving Helgeson, Esther Kjorstad, Gladys Ness, Evelyn Ross, Emma Rasmusen, Beatrice Rye, Lloyd Scheflo, Valborg Stadsvold, Arnold Swenson,… Read More

  • Severe storm brings high winds, heavy rain to the area Thursday

    | Published on May 16, 2022 at 2:54pm CDT

    High winds associated with a strong thunderstorm last Thursday evening caused some building damage, downed trees and power outages across most of western Pope County. The Cyrus, Starbuck and Lowry cities were hit the hardest with mostly tree damage.  There were about 24 trees down in Starbuck, according to Starbuck Fire Chief Doug Noyes.   The storm… Read More

  • RALLY FOR THE ARTS

    | Published on May 16, 2022 at 2:47pm CDT

    A group of Glenwood area residents recently attended a “Rally for the Arts” at the Capitol in St. Paul.  Sarah Fossen (daughter of Ivan and Sue Fossen of Glenwood) is executive director for MN Citizens for the Arts and provided leadership to make the rally happen.  A number of Glenwood area residents were at the… Read More

  • Local sisters start ‘Surf’s Up Waska’ business to teach wakesurfing

    | Published on May 16, 2022 at 2:45pm CDT

    By Melanie Stegner, news@pctribune.com  Kenzie and Kenna Leutmer have spent their short lives on Lake Minnewaska and their entrepreneurial spirit has taken that experience, along with their hobbies, to a new level. The girls will be providing wakesurfing lessons in their new business venture, Surf’s Up Waska.  One thing that has been important to the Leutmer girls… Read More

  • Grand opening of Lefse Hall of Fame is set for Saturday  

    | Published on May 16, 2022 at 2:43pm CDT

    By Mel Stegner, news@pctribune.com  Starbuck has many people dedicated to preserving its history, evidenced by several organizations including the Starbuck Depot Society. One piece of history that is known the world over is Starbuck’s claim to fame, the world’s largest lefse.  Starbuck’s nine foot, eight inch lefse has held the record since 1983, and sparked the creation… Read More

  • Glenwood city accepts sailboat sculpture gift

    | Published on May 16, 2022 at 2:42pm CDT

    A permanent, bronze sculpture of a sailboat will soon replace the actual sailboat placed at the “Sailboat Plaza” that is part of the Lake Minnewaska Lakewalk at the end of Minnesota Avenue along North Lakeshore in Glenwood. The Glenwood City Commission approved the sculpture’s location and agreed to own it and insure the sculpture once it… Read More

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