• Christmas activities continue this week

    Published on December 5, 2022 at 3:55pm CST

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim J. Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Christmas activities in the area continue this week with residential lighting contests in Starbuck and in Glenwood. Starbuck businesses and residents are invited to light up their structures and yards for the Starbuck Holiday Light Contest. No registration is necessary, however, those who would… Read More

  • Some history and the recent improvements at Barsness Park

    Published on December 5, 2022 at 3:51pm CST

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Fifty years ago Barsness Park was much smaller. It was a campground, the ski  area on the south end and baseball and softball diamonds on the north part, the Lion’s Club built Chalet and maybe some horseshoe pits on the south part. It was in the late 1970s that the Federal… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on December 5, 2022 at 3:50pm CST

    Still believes tennis should be available for ‘our children’ By Cody Bosek, Glenwood resident As I write this I am at a cross roads of where to go, and what to do next. I’m sure many of you now have read about the Glenwood City Commission’s decision to retire the last tennis courts in this… Read More

  • BUT or AND

    Published on December 5, 2022 at 3:48pm CST

    Views from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindhl I have always read. As soon as I understood the connection between letters and words at the age of six, I have read. I mostly read for enjoyment. I also read to learn. So now, I read about grief and how to live with it. I have already written… Read More

  • Thanksgiving trip to D.C. area

    Published on December 5, 2022 at 3:46pm CST

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist My holiday trip to see loved ones in the D.C. area occurred in almost perfect weather. The way it occurred, my other daughter, from the Stillwater area, and I flew from Minneapolis to Dulles airport, but for the return trip back to Minnesota, my oldest daughter Kris drove us… Read More

  • Decorating for the holidays

    Published on December 5, 2022 at 3:45pm CST

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Decorating for the winter season can go in many different directions; blown up snowman, holiday lights, garlands, wreaths and more. Using NTFP, or non-timber forest products, is another option to consider. Mother Nature provides so many beautiful items that can be harvested and used in our outdoor and indoor… Read More

  • Oh, what a night

    Published on December 5, 2022 at 3:42pm CST

    The Outdoors  by Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist I had the Black Pack Pheasant Attack group, (four seasoned black Labradors ranging in age from 2-11 years of age),  out one afternoon this week and man was it an adventure. I invited a friend that was in Nobles County for the week and we made plans to try… Read More

  • The magic of December

    Published on December 5, 2022 at 3:37pm CST

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Time to turn the calendar to the magical month of December. Morning stars at 6 a.m. thrill me as I walk to the mailbox for the newspaper. The moon and constellations shine so brilliantly in these dark skies of early winter. The sun is slow to rise in morning’s… Read More

  • Venturing out on ice didn’t take long

    Published on November 28, 2022 at 2:11pm CST

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Last week we mentioned that it probably wouldn’t take long before a few ice anglers were on Lake Minnewaska going for that early ice-season bite. The lake was completely frozen over by Tuesday, but it most anglers stayed off the ice at least until Wednesday. … Read More

  • With state surplus, leaders must look ahead and plan, spend wisely

    Published on November 28, 2022 at 2:08pm CST

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone With control of the governorship, state House and Senate I’m sure Democratic leaders are looking at their unique situation. They have control of the state purse strings and there is a surplus of money to deal with. Republicans, who had played hard ball last spring and put the kibosh on… Read More

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