• Barsness Park Easter Egg Hunt

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 2:09pm CDT

    Despite colder temperatures on the Saturday before Easter, a large crowd was on hand at Barsness Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center. “ It was a packed event with a great turnout on a cold but nice morning,”  said Kay Blauert, Director… Read More

  • Minnewaska ice free on April 23

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 2:04pm CDT

    The weather last Thursday was more aligned with the calendar with sunny conditions and temperatures in the upper 50s during the mid-afternoon hours.  A couple of anglers took advantage of the calm, warm day to do some fishing just out from a shoreline piled high with ice.  The lake was not completely ice-free after that… Read More

  • County updates land-use ordinance

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 2:01pm CDT

    By Mel Stegner  Changes are being made to the Pope County Land Use Controls Ordinance. After a staff-initiated review, the sections of the ordinance that required amendments were Section 2.2, Section 6, Section 7 and Section 8. Section 2.2 is a list of definitions for the terms used in the ordinance that were not previously defined… Read More

  • Glenwood board reduces some home values

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 2:00pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass Who says it isn’t possible to make a case for lowering the estimated market values on property? The Glenwood City Commission hosted the annual Board of Appeal and Equalization  meeting last Wednesday for city property owners and heard a number of requests for reducing property values and took action to reduce dozens of them…. Read More

  • ASB donates $5,000 to create pickleball courts

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:59pm CDT

    American Solutions for Business recently donated $5,000 for pickleball courts.  A dedicated group of local community members are raising funds to convert existing tennis courts to pickleball courts in City Park in Glenwood.   Pickleball is growing rapidly in all surrounding communities and ASB  is supporting the conversion.  Accepting American’s donation are: Merlin Schroeder (left)… Read More

  • Starbuck’s Heritage Days was main discussion at Starbuck chamber meeting

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:58pm CDT

    Chamber meetings are the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the chamber office  Report from last week’s Starbuck Chamber meeting: At last week’s meeting of the Starbuck Chamber of Commerce, six board members and four guests were present and 2022 Heritage Days preparation was the main topic on the agenda.  The board discussed and confirmed each Heritage Days… Read More

  • Dragon Boat Festival set for Aug. 13 in Starbuck

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:57pm CDT

      The beautiful western shores of Lake Minnewaska will again be hosting the Dragon Boat Festival on Aug. 13.  This will be the 13th anuual Dragon Boat Festival hosted by the Starbuck Chamber of Commerce. “We are so excited to bring this race back!  For those who have not taken part-this is the time to join in!… Read More

  • DNR Forester to assist in buckthorn efforts

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:56pm CDT

    Kylee Berger, a Forester for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will be in Glenwood on May 3 to assist in management of buckthorn and other invasive species in Barsness Park.   She will meet with anyone interested at 12:30 p.m. in the lower group meeting room at Pizza Ranch in Glenwood. Her presentation will include: •Providing… Read More

  • Mother Son Event

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:55pm CDT

    The annual Mother/Son event, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization, was held on Thursday, March 19, at the Minnewaska Area High School. The group played a rousing game of moms vs. kid’s dodgeball, made a photograph holder, and had pizza together. Mary Walsh was the coordinator for the Mother/Son event and Minnewaska High School students… Read More

  • Starbuck Marina’s calm, warmer water attracts anglers

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:53pm CDT

    A few anglers took advantage of the warm temperatures last Saturday and wet a line at the Starbuck Marina. Anglers were targeting crappies and sunfish, which usually move into the warmer shallow water just after ice-out.  The Starbuck Marina was about the only place to fish out of the wind on Saturday, with gusts up… Read More

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