• Minnewaska Music Boosters conduct successful fund drive 

    | Published on February 5, 2024 at 1:50pm CST

    Minnewaska Music Boosters conducted a shoe drive to raise funds for the Minnewaska Schools’ music department. More than 2,500 pairs of shoes were donated and bagged as seen here with volunteer Deidre Williams. Donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise partners, and the Minnewaska Music Boosters will be paid per pound… Read More

  • Tribune/Times wins newspaper awards again

    | Published on February 5, 2024 at 1:49pm CST

    The Pope County Tribune garnered eight awards in the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s 2023 Better Newspaper Contest. Again, the newspaper’s annual magazine, Minnewaska Visitor Guide won top honors winning first place for “Best Magazine Design” and “Best Magazine Cover” as well as first and second place in “Best Magazine Reporting.”  The Minnewaska Visitor Guide has won “Best… Read More


    | Published on February 5, 2024 at 1:45pm CST

    Local performance is popular winter event The Minnewaska Showstoppers wowed audiences last weekend with their dinner theater performance of “No Body Like Jimmy” at Lakeside Ballroom.  A packed house was on hand to enjoy the antics of Ralph and Harold as they tried to hide a body from Ralph’s wife, who was running for Congress… Read More

  • Polar Plunge canceled due to unsafe ice conditions

    | Published on February 5, 2024 at 1:42pm CST

    In light of warmer- than-usual winter temperatures, the Waterama Board of Directors regrets to announce the cancellation of the highly anticipated Waterama Polar Plunge scheduled in conjunction with Winterama on Saturday, Feb. 10.  “The decision has been made with the utmost consideration for the safety and well-being of our valued participants and dedicated spectators,” it was… Read More

  • Winterama activities still set for Saturday

    | Published on February 5, 2024 at 1:42pm CST

    Celebrate Winterama in Glenwood with good old-fashioned winter fun for the entire family. The Winterama activities set for this Saturday, Feb. 10 at Lakeside on Lake Minnewaska include: •Shop Hop (specials at local retailers) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  •Chili Cook-off in Lakeside Ballroom from noon until 2:30 p.m. •Kids’ Art, Scavenger Hunt and Face Painting inside… Read More

  • Glenwood city approves agreement to allow short-term rental property

    | Published on February 5, 2024 at 1:41pm CST

    By John R. Stone Reporter The Glenwood City Commission approved a short-term vacation rental agreement with Moseng Enterprises for a home on South Franklin Street at its end-of-the-month meeting last Wednesday. Fred Sandal of Hometown Planning, who works with the city’s planning commission, presented the proposal and indicated that the planning commission had recommended two conditions for… Read More

  • Clarification: Starbuck mayor clarifies city’s position on BeachSide RV Park

    | Published on February 5, 2024 at 1:35pm CST

    A report on the Jan. 8 Starbuck City Council meeting published in the Pope Co. Tribune & Starbuck Times on January 15, contained some information that needed clarification.  The article stated in paragraph 9, “Contrary to the commission’s recommendation to follow the city ordinances, the Bluhms are not required to consolidate all parcels, and there… Read More

  • Kia Matt awarded Academic Honors from CBNRP

    | Published on February 5, 2024 at 1:32pm CST

    Minnewaska Area Schools recently announced that Kia Matt has been awarded Academic Honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out… Read More

  • The traditional parade route honors the vision, memory of past leaders

    | Published on February 5, 2024 at 12:25pm CST

    By Paul Gremmels On behalf of numerous, concerned  citizens and visitors    I have been asked of late, by many local citizens and visitors to our community, about the Waterama parade. In particular, the current Waterama parade route. The question is; Why was the parade route moved out to the edge of town from the Main Streets of… Read More

  • Local Rotary grant gives PCHS push to start facility addition, improvement

    | Published on February 5, 2024 at 12:25pm CST

    The Pope County Humane Society looks a little different these days. A 32’ by 32’ addition was added on to the north end of their building recently.  A $15,000 grant from the Minnewaska Rotary Club gave PCHS the push it needed to start the project. The addition created some much-needed storage space which freed up space… Read More

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