• Starbuck Glimpses in the Past

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:18pm CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From July 26, 1912 Blacksmithing – all kinds of work, machinery repair, machine oil for sale. Hans Skeslien, Langhei. Eberhart Arneson brought a load of live porkers to Glenwood the latter part of the week. A commodious coal shed had recently been erected at New Prairie and the Elevator Company intended to handle all kinds of… Read More

  • Showstoppers return to the stage during Waterama

    | Published on July 18, 2022 at 12:04pm CDT

    Will perform Bye Bye Birdie July on 27, 28, 29, and 30th Glenwood, MN—Pope County’s community theater company, Minnewaska Showstoppers, is thrilled to announce they will perform four shows of the feel-good ‘50s musical Bye Bye Birdie. Directed by Oliver Rivera, the performances will run during Waterama week, July 27 through 30. This will be Showstoppers… Read More

  • Overpass project on schedule

    | Published on July 18, 2022 at 12:03pm CDT

    In it second year of construction, the Highway 29 overpass project remains on schedule and will likely be completed by late September, it was stated recently.  Crews were moving base material (left) from the north side of Koep’s Bobbers and Bait at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 55 in Glenwood last week and… Read More

  • Music and Art featured at Central Square this weekend

    | Published on July 18, 2022 at 12:02pm CDT

    Along with the second of three outdoor concerts, featuring a talent packed line-up of musicians, Central Square will host a reception sponsored by Rolling Forks Vineyard for Minneapolis-based artist, Jules Bowman, this Saturday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm during their Makers Market. The day of festivities begins at 10:00 am with a fundraiser Yin Yoga… Read More

  • Villard firefighters respond to gas line break

    | Published on July 18, 2022 at 12:01pm CDT

    The Villard Fire Department was the primary responder to a ruptured gas line at the construction site near Koep’s Bobbers and Bait along Highway 29 North.  The area is under construction for a project that will take Highway 29 over the Canadian Pacific Railway and Highway 55.  The gas line was inadvertently  ruptured during construction… Read More

  • It’s nearly time for  ’22 Waterama 

    | Published on July 18, 2022 at 12:00pm CDT

    Glenwood’s annual celebration is July 28-31 Glenwood’s 66th annual Waterama, set for July 28-31, is one of the oldest continuous summer celebrations in Minnesota and will again feature all the fun-filled family activities for which it has become known.   Just some of those activities include street dances, food and merchandise vendors in the Glenwood City Park,… Read More

  • County learns Villard Beach area is on county land

    | Published on July 18, 2022 at 11:59am CDT

    By Melanie Stegner It was brought to the Pope County Board’s attention at a meeting last week that the Villard Beach area southwest of the city is on property owned by the county.  The property is adjacent to CSAH 25 and the multi-use trail. “We had an inquiry, realized it was county property, and would like… Read More

  • Free AgProfit Strategies workshop in Alexandria 

    | Published on July 18, 2022 at 11:58am CDT

    Challenging farm economic times are the mother of important new AgProfit Strategies — workshops, that is, for beginning and experienced farmers, slated for Alexandria,  July 20. From rising input costs to cattle and grain profitability, agriculture has faced many challenges in recent years. Grain and cattle producers want to forge reliable methods for increasing revenue and… Read More

  • Starbuck Thursday Night on the Town

    | Published on July 18, 2022 at 11:58am CDT

    Brent Gulsvig was honored at Thursday Night on the Town at Starbuck Depot last week.  Gulsvig recently left his position at the Pope County Historical Society and was honored for his years of service.  Cake was served along with the hamburger meal by Immanual Lutheran Church.  Pictured above, (from left) are: Pope County Historical Society… Read More

  • Starbuck gets two new self-service boat cleaning stations

    | Published on July 18, 2022 at 11:55am CDT

    Hobo Park on Lake Minnewaska in Starbuck now has increased protection from Starry Stonewort and other aquatic invasive species.  Two new, self-service, solar-powered, boat cleaning stations known as CD3 Wayside Solar units that are manufactured in the U.S. by CD3 Systems were installed last week. The stations will help deter the spread of this deadly AIS… Read More

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