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Play Sparks Anti-Bullying

Students hope anti-bullying play sparks change


During national Anti-bullying Week at Minnewaska Area High School, students, grades 9-12, took in a play presented by the Homeward Bound Theatre, out of Chanhassen, about the effects of bullying.
The play featured five stereotypical teens who are thrown together during a three-day reality TV game-show. During the three days, the teens endure bullying by each other, learn more about one another, and eventually become friends and realize that bullying is not the answer to their own problems.

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VFW Essay Winners

VFW Essay WinnersThe essays of eight area students earned them top honors from Starbuck VFW Post 4582. At a ceremony held Feb. 9, Bob Friesen, post commander, led a program and presented the students with cash and other prizes for their winning efforts in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions.
The Voice of Democracy is a civic essay competition open to students in grades 9-12. The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program in 1947 to provide high school students the opportunity to express their thoughts on democratic ideas and principles. Each year, Voice of Democracy draws nearly 40,000 entries from across the country and offers $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives. Local winners were Justine Dalhoff, Monica Dalhoff, Naomi Dalhoff, Cole Mercier, Camryn Mithun and Madelynn Reichmann.
Local winners of the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen essay competition were also honored on Feb. 9. Each year more than 100,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. This year’s contest asked students to express their thoughts on the importance of veterans in our society. Avery Jergenson and Isabella Ortendahl were local winners of the Patriot’s Pen award.  Photo is Contributed

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DNR Asking Anglers To Remove Trash

668 JunkOnIceRecent weekly activity reports from conservation officers (COs) with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are full of evidence of various types of refuse being discarded along frozen waterways.
“Once again, the most common complaint dealt with while on patrol involved anglers leaving their trash behind,” said CO Bret Grundmeier of Hinckley. Grundmeier spends hours each ice fishing season checking anglers and encouraging them to clean up after themselves and remove garbage from lakes. “Anglers are urged to police themselves and others.”

Deadline near for house removal
Minnesota’s fish house removal deadlines are March 2 in the southern part of the state and March 16 in the north.

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Notes From The Capital

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NEWS FROM THE CAPITOL

paul anderson 150  The issue of governing and how it relates to politics is interesting, if not a bit       frustrating. Case in point; the DFL had in its control both houses of the   Legislature and the governor’s office during the last biennium, but nothing was done about transportation funding. This year, with state government back in dual control between the two parties, the gas tax once again is front and center of what could be a long and drawn out process of coming up with some kind of increase to fund our roads and bridges. The reason for not taking it up last year, in the opinion of many including me, was the reluctance to increase the gas tax in an election year.

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Showstoppers Winter Production

Beat the winter blues with a little chocolate from Showstoppers

Coming up this weekend, Showstoppers volunteers are aiming to continue the tradition of giving back to the community with the winter dinner theater production Death By Chocolate. Proceeds from this year’s show are slated for the Pope County Historical Society and Pope County Lions Clubs’ projects.
A murder mystery steeped in quirky characters who often aren’t quite who they seem, Death by Chocolate follows the antics of detective Nick Noir as he attempts to crack a case for the owners of the Precious Perks Coffee Shoppe.
Death by Chocolate will hit the stage on Jan. 30 and 31 at Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood. Tickets are $25 per person for the dinner and show and are available at Tom’s Food Pride in Glenwood and Starbuck.
On both Jan. 30 and 31, social hour will start at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the show will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. There is no reserved seating for the show. Visit www.minnewaskashowstoppers.org for more information.

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Glimses From The Past

From the Glenwood Herald January 7, 1915

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.

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