Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on August 15, 2022 at 1:34pm CDT

    From Pat Scherf, FGP Area Supervisor, Central MN Foster Grandparent Program Everyone looks forward to retirement, right?  Are you thinking, “Been there, done that.”? Everything on your retirement “to-do” list is done, you say? Ok, probably not! Retirees are often left wondering, “What’s my purpose now?… The kids are grown, soon the grandchildren will be, too. “They’re just not… Read More

  • Maybe we need just one limit

    Published on August 15, 2022 at 1:32pm CDT

    The subject of age of a public office holder has risen to the surface again with President Joe Biden. It came up with Ronald Reagan, too, and with some of our Supreme Court justices as well. A related issue is term limits for public office holders. How long should a person serve in public office? There are… Read More

  • Are you a storyteller? Call us.

    Published on August 15, 2022 at 1:31pm CDT

     Everyone loves a well-told story. Storytelling is the connection that bonds humanity and communities such as our own. It is how we learn what’s going on in our schools, at City Hall, on Main Street  and on our athletic fields. At the Pope County Tribune & Starbuck Times, we take our duty to tell stories seriously…. Read More

  • View from a prairie home

    Published on August 15, 2022 at 1:31pm CDT

    Hege requested this run as her column this week:  Erland Nils Herfindahl was born on March 7, 1980, in Starbuck, the son of Hege and Grant Herfindahl. He grew up on the family farm north of Benson. He loved the farm, where he cared for a lot of animals; chickens, turkeys and pigs. He was a… Read More

  • Do it right the first time

    Published on August 15, 2022 at 1:30pm CDT

    It took me until I was about 35 years old to come to the realization that each time you purchase a firearm that it needed to be “in addition to the one I already have” instead of trading in the one I already had. It was more a case of having the enough funds so… Read More

  • Becoming a Master Gardener

    Published on August 15, 2022 at 1:29pm CDT

    The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners in Douglas County are a friendly and active group of people who have a passion for gardening, and a desire to share what they know.  They are constantly out and about in our area, teaching classes; answering questions and running the open class fruits and vegetable displays and… Read More

  • Growing Season Drama

    Published on August 15, 2022 at 1:29pm CDT

    Whether you are a farmer or not, this spring and summer weather so far have been conversation starters!!  From high lake levels and creeks and streams to the present much lower levels, it has been a story of contrasts.   While I record rainfall and snowfall for Blue Mounds township, I don’t record temperatures.  I… Read More

  • Tactics designed to erode…destroy

    Published on August 8, 2022 at 12:25pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Disinformation is real.  And it is more dangerous than ever. It’s a form of fraud and its prevalent in our society these days.   Disinformation and hoaxes that are the real “fake news” are accelerating and affecting the way individuals interpret a lot of things,… Read More

  • Business hiccups during the pandemic

    Published on August 8, 2022 at 12:19pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone When the pandemic appeared to hit in the spring of 2020 auto manufacturers had to deal with a difficult question. Would the pandemic, and possible lockdowns, kill auto sales? For how long? Their guess was that there could be a prolonged drop in sales so they should cut back on… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on August 8, 2022 at 12:18pm CDT

    Help needed for local cemetery From Gordy and Bonnie Stock and Karen and John Kirckof Just south of Glenwood on Memorial Drive are three beautiful cemeteries – Calvary Cemetery on the south side of the road,  Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery on the north side of the road, and Glenwood “City” Cemetery on both sides of the road. Calvary… Read More

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