• Area youth participate in annual Pope County 4-H Adventure Day 

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:06pm CDT

    About 30 area youth participated in Pope County 4-H’s annual Adventure Day held at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 9.   Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade choose a session for the morning, Creative Creations, Walk on the Wildside, or Explore Science and spent 3 hours learning about these engaging project areas.  In the… Read More

  • Need a project done?  MAS students will help

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:05pm CDT

    Contact Minnewaska schools by April 29 for Day of Caring 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

  • Appleton Area Health to use USDA grant for improvements

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:03pm CDT

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced the establishment of a program under President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to expand rural hospitals and providers’ access to COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and supplies, while helping rural health care providers stay financially solvent in the long-term.  The initial awards of the Emergency Rural Health Care… Read More

  • Minnesota now up to 54 sites infected with avian flu, now approaching 2.5M birds affected

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:02pm CDT

     The daily update on the status of avian flu in Minnesota now showed 50 sites of infection and nearly 2.3 million birds impacted last Friday. According to the state Board of Animal Health web page, H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed Wednesday, April 20, at two commercial meat turkey sites in Todd County — the… Read More

  • Thompson inducted into the Minn. Livestock Hall of Fame

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:01pm CDT

    Dave Thompson, a retired dairy farmer from Starbuck, was inducted into the Minnesota Livestock Hall of Fame on March 10 at ceremonies held on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota Livestock Hall of Fame was established in 1934 and Thompson was the 194th inductee. Members are honored for their lifetime… Read More

  • Wear jeans with a purpose on April 27 in honor of Denim Day 

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:00pm CDT

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which occurs each April, is about more than just raising awareness of sexual violence. It is about coming together, educating communities and taking action. In fact, education and awareness are some of the best ways to prevent sexual violence, sexual harassment and exploitation. One way in which communities can take an… Read More

  • VFW Auxiliary News

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 12:59pm CDT

    Article submitted by Kathryn Kyvig, secretary The VFW Auxiliary to Starbuck Post 4582 held their meeting on Monday, April 11, 2022, at 2 p.m. with President Deb Kuusisto presiding. The Chaplain offered the opening prayer and the pledge to the flag was given. The roll call of officers found 12 present and 2 absent with 13… Read More

  • What’s happening at Central Square

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 12:59pm CDT

    Happenings at Central Square On Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m., experience multi-talented singer and performer, Maud Hixson, perform songs from the Doris Day songbook. Jazz Lives says of Hixson, “What Maud does is a special art, rooted in the deep desire to make singer and song interwoven and inseparable. She IS the song, and the… Read More

  • Proposition of a tourists’ camping ground presented

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 12:55pm CDT

    Pope County Museum Notes From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, April 27, 1922. Barsness has organized a baseball team for the coming season. Candidates are numerous and with some practice to get into form it is expected that they will have a country team that will challenge all comers in its class. Last season there was a… Read More

  • Down memory lane

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 12:53pm CDT

    April 26, 1962 – Glenwood led schools in this part of the state and ranked seventh in the entire state in the percentage of faculty members with advanced degrees. Ahead of Glenwood were Winona, Rochester, Faribault, Austin, Hibbing and Ely, then Glenwood (tied with Ada and East Grand Forks). These schools were followed by Edina, Biawabik,… Read More

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