• 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

  • Report fish die-offs to help DNR determine if investigation is needed

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:52pm CDT

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages Minnesotans to contact the state if they see evidence of a fish die-off in a lake or stream. These fish die-offs happen occasionally and can result from a variety of causes. “People can help by reporting fish die-offs right away,” DNR limnology consultant Tom Burri said. “These reports help… Read More

  • Laker baseball players give mother nature a hand

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:51pm CDT

    Members of the Minnewaska High School Baseball Team were busy last Wednesday after school shoveling snow from the field near the third-base line at Marthaler Stadium on the MAS campus.  Their work paid off, with the local high school team taking the field for the first home game of the season on Thursday of last… Read More

  • Library sponsors author visit to Minnewaska schools

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:49pm CDT

    Children’s Book Author David LaRochelle was at the Minnewaska Area Elementary School this week to share an interactive experience on writing and illustrating books with the kids. His presentation included puppets, drawings and storytelling. The kids helped LaRochelle tell a story by offering suggestions for characters, situations and props. LaRochelle’s visit was sponsored by the… Read More

  • Area youth participate in annual Pope County 4-H Adventure Day 

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:06pm CDT

    About 30 area youth participated in Pope County 4-H’s annual Adventure Day held at Minnewaska Area High School on Saturday, April 9.   Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade choose a session for the morning, Creative Creations, Walk on the Wildside, or Explore Science and spent 3 hours learning about these engaging project areas.  In the… Read More

  • Need a project done?  MAS students will help

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:05pm CDT

    Contact Minnewaska schools by April 29 for Day of Caring The fourth annual “Day of Caring” on May 4 is an event where students, staff and volunteers representing Minnewaska Area Schools (MAS) give back to “our communities for everything they have given us,” it was stated recently in a news release from the local school district.   … Read More

  • Appleton Area Health to use USDA grant for improvements

    | Published on April 25, 2022 at 1:03pm CDT

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced the establishment of a program under President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to expand rural hospitals and providers’ access to COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and supplies, while helping rural health care providers stay financially solvent in the long-term.  The initial awards of the Emergency Rural Health Care… Read More

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