• Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on June 27, 2022 at 12:36pm CDT

    The First National Bank of Glenwood celebrates its 50th anniversary From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, June 29, 1922. The party of Campfire Girls from Appleton who are camping at Glenwood delightfully entertained the audience that attended the “movies” at the McCauley Opera House last Saturday evening by giving a drill and going through some of the… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in the Past

    | Published on June 27, 2022 at 12:35pm CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From June 28, 1912 Mr. Hagen lost 14 turkeys in one night by skunks. A good ball game was played last Sunday on the ground near Albert Anderson’s. Oscar Lund and Henry Tharaldson made some fancy pitching records. They certainly do justice to the curving ability of the ball. A casual observer informed us they hauled… Read More

  • Barsness Buckthorn Brigade gets boost with $50,000 Minnesota DNR grant

    | Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:10pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass The Barsness Buckthorn Brigade will be getting a boost in the on-going battle against buckthorn from a Minnesota Department of Resources (DNR) grant for about $50,000. The grant request was written by Holly Kovarik, District Manager of the Pope Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and she said last week that she approached… Read More

  • Glenwood, Starbuck beaches ready for summer

    | Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:09pm CDT

    Pictured: A group of lifeguards organized by Linda Hoffmann moved a platform into place at the Glenwood City Beach on Lake Minnewaska last Tuesday. A lifeguard rakes the Starbuck Beach, getting it ready for swimmers. The beaches were opened just in time for a heat wave that moved into the area over the weekend.

  • Glenwood commission starts work on ATV ordinance 

    | Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:06pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass Glenwood City Commissioners last week saw a first draft of an ordinance that would allow certain ATVs and golf carts to travel on city streets. The ordinance is still in the early stages, but commissioners were directed by Troy Nelson, the city’s attorney, to review the draft and get back to his office… Read More

  • Kyle Nestor retires after 25 years with Glenwood Fire Department

    | Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:05pm CDT

    Kyle Nestor (center) was presented a plaque to honor his 25 years of “dedicated service to the Glenwood Fire Department.”  Nestor recently retired from the fire department and was honored by the Glenwood City Commission at its regular meeting last Tuesday.  The plaque was presented by Glenwood Mayor Sherri Kazda (right) and Bruce Cerney, Glenwood… Read More

  • Take the pledge to prevent AIS spread 

    | Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:04pm CDT

    Heading into the summer recreation season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is rolling out a new online pledge to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Anyone 18 or older can go to the new Pledge to Protect Minnesota Waters page of the DNR website ( to take the pledge and upload a photo,… Read More

  • County board hears report about Horizon Public Health 

    | Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:03pm CDT

    By Melanie Stegner Ann Stehn, administrator of Horizon Public Health, presented the annual report of the organization at last week’s Pope County Commissioners’ committee of the whole meeting.  In February of 2021, HPH was awarded national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. “This serves to recognize health departments for their ability to meet public health… Read More

  • Minnewaska Marine donates to MLA

    | Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:03pm CDT

    Minnewaska Lake Association board member Fred Anderson recently accepted a donation of $1,375.00 in merchandise from Minnewaska Marine in Starbuck.  The merchandise will be featured at the MLA banquet, which is set for this Saturday, June 25 at the Minnewaska House Brewing Co. + Grill.  Tickets are still available for the banquet, which is the… Read More

  • Additional Hwy. 29 closure near Glenwood to begin June 22

    | Published on June 20, 2022 at 2:02pm CDT

    Starting Wednesday, June 22, Highway 29 will close south of the Highway 55 intersection near Glenwood. Crews will begin constructing the southern portion of the overpass bridge, as well as the roundabout at 160th Street. With Highway 29 closed both north and south of the Highway 55 intersection, the detour will follow County Road 28, Highway… Read More

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