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  • Mother’s Day

    Published on May 20, 2024 at 1:51pm CDT

    View From a Prairie Home by Hege Hernfindahl, Columnist My own mother didn’t like Mother’s Day. She thought it was too commercial. Looking up the origins of Mother’s Day, I thought it was quite interesting that the founder of mother’s day, Anna Jarvis came to regret it for the same reason. Anna Jarvis’ mother, Anna Maria Reeves,… Read More

  • Grads with high hopes

    Published on May 20, 2024 at 1:50pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Remember when we were kids and school days ended by the end of May? It was planting time for many farmers and they needed workers in the fields. Kids got a break from school work so they could help at home. Today in 2024, many schools are finalizing their… Read More

  • Just getting out on the lake was worthwhile on Saturday

    Published on May 13, 2024 at 11:54am CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune It was nice to see all the activity in Glenwood and Starbuck on Friday.  The highways were busy and many vehicles were pulling boats and pontoons on their way to area lakes. It is the unofficial start of the summer season with the opening of the… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on May 13, 2024 at 11:44am CDT

    Laker Foundation’s Taste on the Lake Event, Thank You! From Bill Mills, Laker Foundation President and Greg Uhde, Laker Foundation Vice President This marks the 12th year of the Minnewaska Laker Foundation’s Taste on the Lake which was recently held on May 8 with a full house in attendance at the Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood!… Read More

  • There’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution about presidential immunity

    Published on May 13, 2024 at 11:41am CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone If you look through the U.S. Constitution you won’t find anything about presidential immunity for acts a person would take as president. Congress does have the power to impeach and remove the president after a trial if it felt it was necessary. Presidential immunity hit the Supreme Court in 1867… Read More

  • Hard for an old dog to learn a new trick

    Published on May 13, 2024 at 11:40am CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist For whatever reason I awake every morning between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. My coffee pot is in my garage and as the coffee is brewing, I let out the herd of dogs at my house and then we spend the next two hours getting ready for work and paying… Read More

  • National Identity

    Published on May 13, 2024 at 11:40am CDT

    View From a Prairie Home by Hege Hernfindahl, Columnist Syttende mai is coming this Friday and I always write a column about it. Writing about how Norway struggled for 400+ years with being ruled by a foreign nation for us to emerge to what our nation is today, is one of my passions. I love stories about… Read More

  • Moms are only human

    Published on May 13, 2024 at 11:39am CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” Jewish proverb Now that my Kate and Andy are grown, having children of their own, I’ve been wondering what my kids remember about their childhood. What do they remember about their childhood with Mom and Dad in the eighties?… Read More

  • An early ice-out date may mean good walleye fishing on opener

    Published on May 6, 2024 at 11:58am CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune It seems like it has been “spring” for months.  Lake Minnewaska was officially ice free on Wednesday, March 13, making it the earliest ice-out date since records began in 1906. Although we’ve had cooler weather in April, the spring-like weather started in late February and March…. Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on May 6, 2024 at 11:53am CDT

    Reminded of the difference between hero and counterfeit From Todd Guggisberg, Starbuck We tend to throw the word, ‘Hero’ around a lot lately in America. John R. Stone’s editorial about Senator John McCain in the April 22nd edition, should remind all of us of what a genuine person of character, commitment and patriotism looks like…. Read More

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