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2nd Annual Car Show Draws Crowd In Starbuck

Second Annual Minnewaska Car Show draws a crowd in Starbuck

The Second Annual Minnewaska Classic Car Show was held Saturday, August 2 in the Starbuck City Park.
There were approximately 75 cars that cruised into the park to enjoy the show. Prizes and plaques were presented during the show. Eight top choice awards were given out by participant voters and one “Best in Show!”
Top Eight winners were as follows (in no particular order):
Gary Peterson of Buffalo, 1955 Chevy.
Don Schwanke of Benson, 1967 GTO.
Terry and Deb Randt of Kensington, 1963 Chevy Impala SS.
Anita Landmark of Benson, 1954 Chevy Belair.
Brian Thompson of Glenwood, 1966 Chevy Caprice.
Mike Carlson of Granite Falls, 1970 Ford Maverick.
Robert Johnson of Alexandria, 1930 Model A Coupe.
Bill Sievert of Inver Grove Heights, 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner.
The “Best In Show” went to Gary and Beth VanKempen of Brooklyn Park and their 1947 Buick Super Convertible.
A special thank you to our local sponsors, the staff who worked hard the put the show together and the spectators. Our success goes out to them!
See you next year August 1 at the park.
Thanks again for attending.
Jef Fredine and Dave Gunderson

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Glimses From The Past

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.

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Dragon Boat Races Are Right Around The Corner

Get your paddles ready, Dragon Boat  races are right around the corner

The Seventh Annual Dragon Boat Festival is coming up next weekend on August 8 and 9. Friday, August 8 will be the Dragon Boat Dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Opening Ceremony at 7 p.m. and Parade of Teams at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, August 9, the Dragon Boats will hit the water for racing action starting at 9:30 a.m. There will also be inflatables for kids along with a food court and beer garden.
Teams consist of 16-20 paddlers plus a drummer. Get ready to come on down to the Starbuck City Park and grab a paddle or cheer on your favorite team. Full story on the Dragon Boat Festival to come in the August 6 issue of the Starbuck Times.

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Pope County Fair Serves Up Family Fun

Come out and join the fun
photo by PC Tribune

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.

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Scope of Repairs to Schools to Be Decided

A motion to approve a major project dealing with maintenance and repairs at three Minnewaska Area Schools buildings was delayed until this week to give school board members a little more time to become more familiar with the numbers involved.
The board set a special meeting for 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, to come to some conclusions.
The board is near the end of a project dating back to last year to detail physical needs at district buildings, decide which are the most important and then take that list of needs to voters who would be asked to approve a bond to pay for the repairs.                                                                                                   Photo by PC Tribune
Last Tuesday the board heard the latest numbers from Bert Haglund of TSP Architecture, Stephanie Howe of studio e architects and Betsy Knoche of Ehlers, a financial firm and the district’s bond consultant.
The projects outlined come in at just over $9 million, with nearly $7 million at Minnewaska Area High School,  $500,000 for the Minnewaska Area Day Treatment Center in Starbuck and $1,659,598 at Minnewaska Area Elementary in Glenwood.
The big issue at the high school is the roof that comes in at $2.97 million. In addition to the roof, another $294,012 is proposed to replace the through-wall flashing which has been failing in spots and allowing water to run into the building.

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MGC hosts area pro-am tournament

MGC hosts area  pro-am tournament

Minnewaska Golf Club was the site for a pro-am golf tournament, held on Sunday, July 20. MGC’s head pro, Scott McDonald, finished one shot off the lead and also recorded an ace on the 9th hole. A number of MGC members enjoyed competing in the team format with area professionals.
Professional results, Top 10
T1 Chrs Borgen LostSpur GC 36-33--69
T1 Eric Roland Woodhill CC 35-34--69
T3 Brent Snyder Troy Burne GC 34-36--70
T3 Scott McDonald Minnewaska GC 34-36--70
T5 Bill Israelson Vintage GC 37-34--71 
T5 Eric Chiles Chaska Town Course 34-37--71
T7 Don Berry Edinburgh USA 38-35--73
T7 Kris Kroetsch Fargo CC 38-35--73
T7 Mike Snow Cragun’s Legacy Courses 37-36--73
T10 Grant Hanson Geneva GC 38-36--74
T10 Jon Reigstad Keller GC 39-35--74
T10 Tim Johnson The Pines at Grand View 37-37--74

Team results: 3 of 4 Chicago points (1 for net bogey, 2 for net par, 3 for net birdie, 4 for net eagle, 5 for net double eagle)

1st  Shane Eastman, Chad Moon, Gregg Henderson,
Chuck Klecatsky (Craguns Legacy Courses) 130 points
2nd Missy Tabery, Tony Janu Jr, Ben Vangsness,
Bill Israelson (The Vintage at Staples) 126 points
3rd Paul Kostelecky, Terry E Jones, Scott Ringdahl,
Eric Chiles (Chaska Town Course) 125 points
4th Gary Locke, Dennis Spindler, Bob Gorg,
Jon Reigstad (Keller Golf Course) 121 points
5th Cody Hvezda, Aaron Hvezda, Andrew Wiener,
Grant Hanson (Geneva Golf Club) 120 points
6th Trevor Solem, Josh Sherlin, John Shirkey,
Kris Kroetsch (Fargo Country Club) 119 points
7th Brett Buckingham, Greg Buckingham, Chris J Buckingham,
Don Berry (Ediburgh USA) 118 points

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