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  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on May 20, 2024 at 2:03pm CDT

    Fishing opener declared the best in years May 21, 1964 – A dairy princess and two attendants would be picked from a field of 14 candidates in Pope County. The 14 were Audrey Mickelson, Sheila Erickson, Nancy Anderson, LaVerne Anderson, Helen Odegaard, Margaret Mortenson, Judy Anderson, Ann Anderson, Mary Ramey, Arlene Lundebrek, Connie Loen, Alyce Kalina,… Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on May 20, 2024 at 2:02pm CDT

    New fire truck purchased by the Village of Cyrus From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, May 22, 1924 Dr. Christenson of Starbuck sneaked out the back door of his office at Starbuck on Monday and took the first train for Washington, D.C. where he goes to see the fireworks in congress. “Doc” is going to let Washington… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on May 20, 2024 at 2:02pm CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From May 22, 1914 Nels O. Urness of Route #1 was a Starbuck visitor on last Saturday. He also paid his annual call at the Times office and gladdened the editor’s heart with that $1.50 that we like so well for his subscription.  Mr. Earl K. Yarick, editor of the Aurora News, Aurora, MN, was… Read More

  • Minnewaska Area High School  9-12 Grade Spring Band Concert

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 2:03pm CDT

    The Minnewaska High School Varsity and Concert Bands had a rousing performance last week to a packed house. A tradition in Mrs. Polzin’s classroom is a box of cornflakes that gets hidden and moves throughout the room. This year’s corn flakes keeper was Ross Thorfinnson. The talented musicians put on a rousing show that included… Read More

  • Minnewaska Area 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade Spring Concerts

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 1:56pm CDT

    Minnewaska Area Elementary Music Students worked hard all year and their skills were proven at several concerts last week. The choirs are directed by Jess Listerud and Jen Germundson and the dedication of the staff to putting on a good show was definitely noticed. Each of the concerts had a theme and the students were… Read More

  • Plan again addresses safety concerns at ‘Bottle Bay

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 1:43pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass tdouglass@pctribune.com The City of Long Beach will again take action with local law enforcement and public officials to address public safety concerns surrounding an “unofficial lake event” that attracts a flotilla of boats and thousands of people to Bottle Bay on Lake Minnewaska in July, especially during Waterama weekend. The flotilla, with hundreds of… Read More

  • Teachers, volunteers provided hands-on activities for students

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 1:42pm CDT

    More than 340 students at Minnewaska Area Elementary School participated in a special Wonder Wednesday last week (May 8). Each student was able to choose two amazing sessions – Tech time, Humane Society, Learn Spanish, Learn about Plants/FFA, Painting, Boomwhackers, Styling Hair, Card Making, Shirt Designs, Building a Hovercraft, Birdhouses, Drumming, Gym Time, String Art,… Read More

  • K. Poegel is Teacher of Excellence

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 1:40pm CDT

    Kaley Poegel was recently named 2024 Teacher of Excellence winner by the Minnewaska Parent-Teacher Organization (PT0).  Kaley is a 4th-grade teacher at MAS and was chosen by nominations from parents with children at MAS.  The nominations included how Kaley impacted student growth. Kaley, center, received a $500 check to be used in her classroom as… Read More

  • County provides remaining ARPA grant funds to daycare

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 1:38pm CDT

    By Melanie Stegner Reporter ARPA Childcare grant funds were approved for the improvements at the lower level of the Starbuck School to make space for the Lakes Area Enrichment Center. The Pope County Board of Commissioners approved the request unanimously. The request will help give headstart and preschool their own areas in the lower level and… Read More

  • Rotary Club donates $3,300 to Long Beach

    | Published on May 13, 2024 at 1:38pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Rotary Club recently donated $3,300 to the City of Long Beach.  The funds came from the “Cash Bash” fundraiser hosted by the local Rotary Club in an effort to raise money for cities within Pope County.  Accepting the check on behalf of Long Beach were (from left holding the check): Terry Duhn, Council… Read More

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