E. Kaldahl’s ice crew is busy putting up ice for the coming year’s ice cream and creamery business. Mr. Kaldahl’s business is growing every year and it has been necessary for him to enlarge his ice house. He has volunteered to furnish ice at cost to any farmer customers who wish to put up ice now in order that their cream may be kept in better condition for the market next summer.
Whist teams captained by David Bogie and Ole j. Quam will contend for championship honors at the City Hall this evening. Mr. Bogie’s team has already established a record by winning decisively from J. A. Eastman’s bunch of picked players. There are those however who expect that Quam’s team will give Bogie and his clan considerable trouble this evening. Quam’s team is composed entirely of experts in the great Norwegian game, all of whom are imported directly from Norway for the occasion. That is at least a report which has gained credence around town during the day.
Sigurd Bergeson, of Virginia, Minn., is in Glenwood today. Mr. Bergeson is the National Amateur Champion skier of America. He won that title at the National Ski Tournament last year. Mr. Bergeson was out at the ski scaffold last evening and this forenoon doing a little practicing. He says our slide is one of the best in America.
Clara Ennen’s young son fractured his collar bone while skiing Monday. The broken part was attended to immediately and the boy is doing as nicely as can be expected.
Rev. & Mrs. A. J. Lee were tendered a surprise New Year’s night by members of the Glenwood Lutheran congregation as an expression of the good will in which the estimable couple is held and of the splendid work which Rev. Lee has done both for the congregation and for the Old Peoples Home. Several musical selections were given and refreshments were served. Prof. B. K. Savre who was in Glenwood at the time spoke on behalf of the visitors and conveyed their good wishes to Rev. and Mrs. Lee. A purse of money was presented to the honored guests as a further token of esteem.
Some of the hunters of our city are planning to get together sometime before New Year, choose sides and go on a rabbit hunt. The side shooting the most rabbits wins the contest. The losers will treat the winners to a New Year’s dinner.
Geo. A. Fischer has been given the contract for constructing a residence for Mr. Jordahl on his property west of this city. This has been a busy season for our contractors and carpenters, and Mr. Fischer has been kept as busy as anyone in his profession.
The Senior class will give a literary program at the high school Friday evening, December 11. The principle feature of the program will be a debate between representatives of the junior and senior classes on the question ‘Resolved that religious instruction should be given in the public schools, constitutionality granted.’ Juniors will debate on the affirmative side, while the seniors will defend the negative. An interesting discussion is assured. A small admission fee of ten cents will be charged.
The Gleaner Farm Club met at the home of Mrs. C. F. Cooley last Friday evening. There was a large attendance and an excellent program was rendered. A rest room in Glenwood was one of the topics for discussion. Sentiment in favor of one was general and a committee consisting of Mrs. A. D. Anderson, Mrs. Edwin James and Miss Mary Hibbard was chosen to investigate what might be done in the matter. We are glad to report that definite action has been taken in the matter and that we shall have a place for this purpose in a short time.
A basketball social will be given at the Woodmen hall on Friday evening, Dec 11 for the benefit of the Grove Lake School. Lunch will be served to those not desiring baskets. The play ‘Hans von Smash’ will be presented and the Grove Lake band will play. Everybody come and have a good time.
Pope County Agricultural Society annual meeting will be held on November 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Starbuck VFW community room. All members and interested citizens are welcomed to attend. Only members will be allowed to vote on society matters.
Sauk Centre and Villard Fire Departments responded to a call last Tuesday about 6 p.m. at 10 Mile Tavern near Westport. The fire reportedly started in a wall of the building in the basement, and was quickly contained by firefighters. The Glenwood Fire Department was called to provide mutual aid, but the fire was under control before they arrived, it was reported.
Candidate forum draws good crowd at Minnewaska Lutheran Home
The candidates for the City of Starbuck Mayor and Council open positions gave their thoughts and opinions during a candidate forum put on October 7 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home. On November 4, the citizens of Starbuck will be able to cast their votes for a new Mayor and also two new council members. For Mayor the choices are Dori S. Ann and Gary Swenson. Three candidates, Cary Jenson, Tom Spychalla and Ted Razink are looking to fill the two open four year positions. Steve Gorder is running for the two year council position unopposed. Numerous issues were covered such as how to get more people to volunteer, how to retain the businesses Starbuck has and do economic development to bring more businesses in. Other issues discussed were the best way to improve the aging infrastructure, thoughts on lowering the speed limit going north and south from the four way stop to the Dairy Queen, how effective blight notices are and how to enforce them.
Glacial Ridge Chapter of Pheasants Forever hosts hunt and education event for local youth
Operating under the principle of “tell them and they will forget, show them and they will remember, involve them and they will understand,” the Glacial Ridge Chapter of Pheasants Forever recently held their 11th annual comprehensive youth hunt and education event. The Sunset Lodge Preserve near Sedan was the site of this year’s program, and judging by all the smiling faces, the event was a big hit with the kids. Gun safety was the order of the day, with Pheasants Forever committee members making sure everything ran smoothly. The youth in attendance were treated to sessions on pheasant biology, bird cleaning, gaining permission, dog training and care, and before heading out for a mentored pheasant hunt, they shot clay pigeons and were given instruction on proper shooting technique. Each participant also received a Ringnecks membership—a $15 value. The Ringnecks membership, which includes a quarterly magazine, is a program with the goal of fostering and nurturing an enduring interest in shooting sports, wildlife conservation and upland game bird hunting in America’s young people. The chapter thanked Tom Schmidgall and his crew for hosting the event, and Travis McCrory for teaching dog care and training. A big thank you was also offered to Eric Jensen of Minnewaska Meats for a lunch of hot dogs and Glenwood Pizza Ranch for their donation.