• Memorial Day storm wreaks havoc in Forada

    | Published on June 6, 2022 at 3:43pm CDT

    The National Weather service confirmed last Wednesday that it was an EF-2 tornado that ripped through Forada and Maple Lake area on Memorial Day, causing extensive damage to homes and trees in and near the town of about 170 residents located on the east side of Maple Lake about 10 miles north of Glenwood.   There… Read More

  • Annual ‘Kids Day’ attracts large crowd

    | Published on June 6, 2022 at 3:26pm CDT

    Saturday was a beautiful day and after a few years of COVID-19 restrictions, the Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center “could finally celebrate 25 years of Glenwood Lakes Area Kids Day,” said Kay Blauert, executive director of the Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center.  The annual event is sponsored by the Welcome Center with support from area businesses…. Read More

  • Lefse Hall of Fame officially opens at Starbuck Depot

    | Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:33am CDT

    By Melanie Stegner The 2022 Lefse Dagen celebration at the Starbuck Depot and Museum was a roaring success last weekend. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the depot’s grand opening. Visitors and residents turned out in full force to share in the activities.  This year’s event was extra special as it was the Grand… Read More

  • Minnewaska Elementary School Kindergarten Graduation

    | Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:31am CDT

    Minnewaska Area Elementary School graduated 81 Kindergarteners last week as the class of 2034. Mrs. Wendt’s class, Mrs. Larson’s class, Mrs. Reichmann’s class and Mrs. Johnsrud’s class all performed musical selections for an audience filled with families, friends and community members. Each of the four teachers introduced their students and let them say what they wanted… Read More

  • Improvements commemorate the only Pope County resident to die in Vietnam

    | Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:29am CDT

    The sign at Charles Branch Memorial Field has been undergoing a face-lift for the last couple summers thanks to some helpful Veterans and Clyde Machine in Glenwood.  The ball fields were dedicated to Charles Branch in the late 1990s. Branch is the only Pope County resident to lose his life in the Vietnam War. “Terrence Engel… Read More

  • Area programs set to observe Memorial Day

    | Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:28am CDT

    Area residents will once again have ample opportunities throughout the area to publicly observe Memorial Day this Monday, May 30. In Glenwood, the annual Memorial Day service is set to begin at 10 a.m. at Central Square Historic Auditorium.  Vietnam veteran Gordy Wagner will once again serve as Master of Ceremonies.  The American Legion and Veterans… Read More

  • Starbuck has become the home for CampSite Treats 

    | Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:27am CDT

    By Kris Goracke “As a little girl, I would watch my mother bake and spend hours staring at the pictures in a cake decorating book.”  And for Amy Camp, that is where it all began.    Camp, owner and baker of CampSite Treats is new to Starbuck, but not new to the business of baking.  … Read More

  • Glenwood commission tables variance

    | Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:26am CDT

    By Tim Douglass Glenwood City Commissioners tabled a request from Pope County for a variance that would allow fewer off-street parking spaces at its parking lot in front of the renovated human services building at Minnesota Avenue and 2nd Street. The commissioners voted unanimously to table the request until its first June meeting to allow city… Read More

  • Minnewaska Mayhem demolition derby attracted a good crowd 

    | Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:25am CDT

    Chaos Motorsports presented the Minnewaska Mayhem demolition derby on Saturday, May 21, at the Pope County Fairgrounds in Glenwood. There were 60 registrations in total in the first ever Minnewaska Mayhem derby across six classes, including auto cross. Chaos Motorsports is an LLC formed in December 2021 by Dylan Sanvig of Starbuck. They also had… Read More

  • Marina, EMP, paving project discussed at Starbuck meeting

    | Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:24am CDT

    The Starbuck City Council met for a work session on May 12, followed by a brief special city council meeting.  During the work session, the council discussed possible treatment for Starry Stonewort in the Hobo Park Marina for 2022.  They also reviewed Starbuck’s Emergency Management Plan with Starbuck Chief of Police Mitch Johnsrud.  And last, the… Read More

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