• The first day of school can be traumatic

    Published on September 1, 2023 at 12:29pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Remember that frightening first day of school? Only five years old, I was the only kid crying to go home on that monumental first day of school, Sept. 5, 1950. Patty’s heart-wrenching cries for Momma must have embarrassed Mom. Relief finally came when Mom spotted my friend Martha, a… Read More

  • Voters should renew, extend Minnewaska Tech levy

    Published on August 28, 2023 at 2:02pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune There is an important decision to be made this fall for the Minnewaska Area School District.  District residents will be voting to renew and/or increase the tech levy for the Minnewaska Area Schools. Technology changes faster than most of us want to realize and it’s important… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on August 28, 2023 at 1:57pm CDT

    Al Quie was a Republican from the good ol’ days From  Jim Thoreen,  Glenwood Minnesotans last week lost another politician from a string of marvelously enlightened public servants. Governor Al Quie lived a full 99 years, most of them in dedicated service to citizens of our great state either as a public servant or in… Read More

  • Of Flutes and Football

    Published on August 28, 2023 at 1:56pm CDT

    Minnewaska Musing Paul Gremmels I played the flute in my high school band. To defuse any gender associated bigotry, I will also say that I started at middle-linebacker on the football team. I would go on to play the latter in college, but not the former. I barley had enough skills to make a colligate… Read More

  • A lot has changed in Glenwood over the past 50 years

    Published on August 28, 2023 at 1:55pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Fifty years ago this day I was starting my second week of employment at the Pope County Tribune working for then owner Jim Kinney. I was thinking back about how Glenwood has changed over those years and the changes have been substantial. The population hasn’t changed much moving up to… Read More

  • No need to sit perfectly still

    Published on August 28, 2023 at 1:54pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist Pheasant road side counts are completed and as we ease our way to the end of the month the next outdoor opportunity is the morning dove hunting season opener on Sept. 1. This season always invokes a fair amount of emotion between those who think it is a barbaric… Read More

  • Japanese beetles confirmed in Douglas County

    Published on August 28, 2023 at 1:53pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is the most destructive insect pest in the landscape and garden. It was first found in this country in 1916, near Riverton, New Jersey, after arriving in nursery stock from Japan. Japanese beetle infestations slowly expanded southward and westward and are now found from… Read More

  • An Immigrant Story

    Published on August 28, 2023 at 1:52pm CDT

    View From a Prairie Home by Hege Hernfindahl, Columnist Tourists have always loved Norway. The west coast consists of many fiords ringed by majestic mountains. Down the mountains waterfalls cascade into the clear blue waters of the fiords. It takes your breath away. But wait! Way up high, balancing precariously, it seems, on top of the cliff,… Read More

  • Chairs invite reflection

    Published on August 28, 2023 at 1:51pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist As the seasons change from summer to fall, late August is a time for reflection. Content and relaxed, I savor the quiet of early morning on the lake. I recall the chats I enjoyed with my husband and friends, watching grandkids playing on the water, neighborhood gatherings and thinking… Read More

  • ‘SEIZED …but not silenced’

    Published on August 21, 2023 at 1:39pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Raid and seizure was likely to stop a Kansas weekly from printing it’s next issue:  It didn’t We were shocked and disheartened by the recent police raid of a community weekly newspaper–The Marion County Record in Kansas. And, we stand in solidarity with that newspaper’s… Read More

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