It was reported today that Starbuck citizens will have several choices for the next Starbuck Mayor. The following citizens have signed up for the Mayor's office: Lyle Katzenmeyer, Dori Ann and Gary Swenson.
There were two Council seats opened with the terms of Renae Spore and Mike Moen expiring. Ted Resink has signed up for one of those positions and Cary Jensen has signed up for other position.
Steve Gorder has signed up to fill out Jamie Logan's term which Jamie resigned from in 2013. Steve was appointed to fill in for Jamie until this year's election.
According to the city ordinances the mayor's term is two year long and the council person would server for four years.
The Langhei Auto Club consisting of ten cars and about 50 people made a trip thru Starbuck, Glenwood and Forada to Alexandria last Sunday and spent the afternoon on one of the nearby lakes. Those from Rolling Forks were R.B. Davidson and C.L. Lund in their Overland cars, Oscar Carlson, Reo, Thor Nelson, Maxwell, Alfred Pederson, Gilbert Berge and CM. Pederson from Langhei, Fords and M.M. Pederson from Benson, Maxwell. The trip was an enjoyable one.
Mr. C. Martin of Sedan is putting in a cement walk to the school house.
Frank Carlson, Grove Lake, is visiting relatives in Sweden. He will not be able to return home as soon as he expected on account of the war in Europe.
Mr. Perry has traded his farm in the northern part of the state for an automobile.
Louis Hafstad has sold his blacksmith shop to Haakon Holmen who recently returned from an extended visit with relatives and friends in Norway. Mr. Holmen took possession of the business Tuesday. Mr. Hafstad has been at work in this shop the past twenty years or more and feels that he is entitled to a vacation. We hope that his successor will meet with the same measure of success as it has been Mr. Hafstad’s good fortune to enjoy.
A stranger who had imbibed too freely of the amber juice was locked up last evening by Marshall Bogie as the result of a gratuitous assault on W.C. Fleming. Mr. Fleming, A.C. Turner and J.T. Hanrahan were sitting in front of Edwards & Swenson’s restaurant when the stranger in question came upon the scene and in very abusive language condemned the local hotels. While talking he pulled Mr. Fleming’s hat down over his face two or three times. Mr. Fleming asked him to desist, whereupon the stranger hauled off and hit him over the eye. The stranger made an effort to get away, but was caught before he reached the Lakeside Hotel and was immediately taken to the city lockup.
A. McGuire, the stranger who assaulted W.C. Fleming last evening was tried before Justice Wood this morning and sentenced to pay a fine of twelve dollars. He was ordered to leave town immediately and complied with the demand.
Lightning struck down in the tower of the Indherred church Sunday morning. Mrs. Knutsvick saw the flames and notified the people in the neighborhood. John Nelson was threshing at Knudtsvik and three of his crew stayed there over Sunday. They ran over to the church and with help from Iver Aal the fire was put out before other members of the congregation got there. The Starbuck Fire Department responded to calls for help. In an incredibly short time there was a large number of people gathered at the church. This is the second time the church has been struck by lightning. Fortunately it has been saved both times. The Young Peoples society at its meeting at Anton Arneson’s appropriated a sum of money to be donated to the parties who saved the church on this occasion as an appreciation of their services.
From the Glenwood Herald August 6, 1914
C. A. Swenson of Minneapolis has bought an interest with Dr. C. A, Fjelstad in the Rogers Restaurant & bakery. Mr. Swenson has been employed as manager of large bakeries in Minneapolis the past twelve years. His last position was with Donaldson’s bakery. Dr. Fjelstad found that this business in connection with his practice gave him too much to do.
Norling and Wollan were putting up a wind mill on the Sam Kroonblawd farm Monday and had the mill raised but in some way it fell to the ground again and was all smashed. A new mill has been ordered.
A hard times social will be held in the school house by Skak Barsness on Saturday evening, Aug. 15. Everybody is welcome. A prize will be given for the best make-up. Anyone coming dressed up will be fired. Ladies are requested to bring cake or sandwiches.
O.A. Johnson has leased the Osborn-Mcmillan Elevator and coal sheds at this station and respectfully asks former patrons as well as new ones for a fair share of your patronage. To date I am the only home coal dealer in the city and for this reason I ask your support. Your trade will have my best attention no matter how small it may be. ‘Honest weight and Prompt Service’ will be my motto.
The Glenwood baseball team went to Morris Sunday and walloped the team there by a score of nine to two. The Morris team did not look dangerous at any stage of the game and Mr. Ruth, their Vancouver pitcher was hit freely by our boys.
Parties who have borrowed articles from H. A. Myron’s store are requested to return them as soon as possible. Information leading to return of borrowed articles will also be gratefully received.
Many of the farmers in this community are through harvesting and have commenced stacking.
With plenty of new events and attractions plus time-honored favorites, the Pope County Fair is keeping it fresh and fun in 2014. And as it has been for more than 140 years, admission is free for the whole family!
One of the highlights coming up at the fair is an opportunity to see award-winning country singer Sherwin Linton in concert. His talent has been noted in special articles and reviews in countless outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone and NBC Nightly News. Linton also holds places in the South Dakota Musicians Hall of Fame, the National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame and continues to receive industry awards and recognition for his many achievements.
Linton will take the Grandstand stage at the Pope County Fair on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. with a Johnny Cash Tribute Show. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 and under, and free for children ages 6 and under.
Jennifer Olson, Pope County Fair board secretary, said she had a chance to see Linton in concert at the County Fair Convention last January and described a show full of energy, wit and charm. “It’s a really good show,” she said. “He had everyone up and dancing!”
Another Grandstand event, Friday’s 5-Man Team Tug-of-War competition, is a “new again” event added to this year’s fair. “The event is actually historical to the fair,” said Olson. “Each township used to have a team.” With $500 in prizes, the Tug-of-War competition promises to bring out the brawn once again.