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Inaugural Hall of Famers Unveiled PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Deb Mercier - Tribune Editor   
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 07:23

The inaugural class of the MAHS Hall of Fame has been revealed.

Fourteen former athletes and one team were selected and will be honored in September.

John Benson - Glenwood High School - Class of 1946
Norris Stenson - Starbuck High School - Class of 1954
Dave Tank - Villard High School - Class of 1963
Bill Gilman - Glenwood High School - Class of 1965
Bob Nelson - Starbuck High School - Class of 1968
Todd  Brenden - Starbuck High School - Class of 1969
1973 Glenwood High School track and field team- State Class A Champions
Team Members - Dale Kramer, Mitch Long, Greg McIver, Tom Mork, Bob Swanson, Rick Wheeler;  Head Coach - Dale Gasser;  Assistant Coach- Gunnar Fosker
John Gloege - Glenwood High School - Class of 1974
Melrene Nygaard Millerbernd - Starbuck High School - Class of 1977
Carol Skurat Baumann - Villard High School - Class of 1978
Tom Stackpool - Glenwood High School - Class of 1978
Samantha Mattson Gulon - Glenwood High School -Class of 1986
Jennifer Mattson Wegner -Glenwood High School - Class of 1988
Brian Malyon - Minnewaska Area High School- Class of 1993
Carrie Cooley- Minnewaska Area High School- Class of 1998

More information concerning each inductee will be part of a forthcoming series of articles in the sports page of the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times.
The Minnewaska Area Schools Athletic Hall of Fame will have its inaugural ceremony and banquet on Sept. 20 at the Minnewaska House in Glenwood. More information concerning the banquet and where and when to purchase tickets will be published in upcoming editions of the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times, as well as broadcast on KMGK radio and listed on the Minnewaska Area Schools website.
Questions regarding the event should be emailed to  You may also call at 320-239-1311.
Fifth-Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Zach Anderson - Starbuck Times New Editor   
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 07:20

MAS fifth-graders graduate from D.A.R.E. program

Minnewaska Area fifth-graders are now armed with new information and tools for good decision making. On April 24, fifth-grade students received their D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) certificates during the D.A.R.E graduation ceremony at Minnewaska Area High School.
Fifth-grade students completed a 10-week course presented by the Pope County Sheriff�s Office and taught by deputies Eric Thesing and Gilbert Mitchell.
This year�s course included a new curriculum titled �Keepin� it REAL.� Thesing said the fifth-grade students learned about responsibility, decision making, information about the harmful effects of tobacco and alcohol, risks and consequences, peer pressure, stress, being good citizens and being educated to say no to the abuse of drugs. Mitchell said students also learned about the different types of bullying and the five Ws: who, what, when, where, why. Students discussed helping others and having support networks as well, said Mitchell.
Students were asked to write an essay about their experience with D.A.R.E. and share what the program meant to them. Three students were selected to read their essays at the graduation ceremony: Cole Harste, Samuel Hested and Isabella Ortendahl.
Principal Pat Falk thanked the teachers and deputies who spend their time teaching the students. He asked the students to encourage others to make good and safe choices.
Glimses From The Past PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Merlin Pederson - Pope County Museum   
Friday, 18 April 2014 11:38
From the Glenwood Herald April 23, 1914

Geo. Hallett is building a 62x8 front porch on his residence.  The porch is built of concrete and  will have eleven  ornamental concrete pillars.

C.B. Litstrom is digging the basement for his building between the Lowry bank and Hagstrom’s building.  We understand Larson Brothers of Starbuck will construct the building.

Glenn Reed is preparing to build a residence on his lots near T.O. Ofsthun’s residence.  L.N. Simmons, our popular builder has secured the contract for this building.

Edwin Knutson sold his motorcycle to Edwin Ellertson last week.

Joe Engebrits, who is to be engineer for Thos.  Frankson on the steam tractor went to Spring Valley last week, but is expected back this week.  They intend to break up about 700 acres this spring and will start the steam tractor in a short time.

Richard Carlson of Minneapolis came here Tuesday to enter the employee of Helbing and Warburton as mechanic.  He has had ten years experience in the automobile business and has been employed by the Barclay Auto Company of Minneapolis for the past four years.

Mr. Helbing traded a Ford auto to a farmer near Terrace and took two horses as part payment.  Geo. Fox bought one of the horses which weighted 1240.

E.C. Bunday has installed an up-to-date “Dayton” meat slicer in his store for slicing dried beef, sausage and bacon.

Capt. Bergstrom tells us that he will have his boat “ Minnewaska”  on the lake ready for business by May 15th.

J.H. Furney is making a fine improvement on his lakeshore property.  He is parking the lake frontage a space 300 by 35 feet.  He is placing settees in his park and is building a summer house 12x16 which he will furnish with table and chairs.  We are told that he will throw this open to the public and that people who may wish to take their lunches at the lakeshore during the summer months are welcome to the use of the property.  This is a very praiseworthy act and we are sure that our people will appreciate the fine courtesy extended
Glimses From The Past PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Merlin Pederson - Pope County Museum   
Friday, 21 March 2014 15:07
From the Glenwood Herald March 26, 1914

The New Minton is contemplating installing an automatic switch board and a long distance telephone  in every room.

Captain Bergstrom is going to put in an electric motor to run by the gasoline engine in his boat and will have electric lights.

Berry & Tombs have made an undertaking parlor on the first floor in their store this week.  Mr. Stokes is decorating same this week.  They have also completed an up to date rack for displaying rugs.

I S. Selleseth & Co. are making quite a change and a fine improvement in their store this week.  They have John Anderson and Nate Squires on the job putting in a steel ceiling and will also improve their lights by putting in 4 four light chandeliers.

The famous Norwegian lecturer and newspaper correspondent, Peer Stromme will deliver a travel talk on China, Japan, India, Egypt and Palestine on Monday night, March 30th at 8 o’clock at the McCauley opera house.  Many excellent lantern slides will illustrate the lecture.  Mr. Stromme has just returned from his second trip around the world.  Don’t fail to hear him.  Tickets 35, 25 and 15 cents.

Some time ago the State Game and Fish Commission appointed Hon D. S. Durkin and T. O. Ofsthun as a committee to investigate and report as to the kind of a building that would be best suited for a trout house at the State Fish Hatchery in this city.  The committee met and adopted the plan submitted by J. A. Pinkerton, Supt. of said hatchery.  A.H. Foss of Elbow Lake, who has been engaged to prepare a plan and specifications, was in this city Tuesday in consultation with Mr. Pinkerton and it is expected that bids will be called soon.

Albert Wollan has now contracts for two new dwelling houses, one for Thos. Callaghan and one for F. S. Loomis, and E. E. Kruger contemplates building one this spring.

Margaret Wollan, the little girl of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Wollan, ran a needle through her hand last Friday.  The doctor was called immediately to remove the needle and dress the wound and she is reported to be doing nicely.

Owen Stokes made a trip to Brooten Monday and while there secured the contract for the decoration of the new $13,000 church edifice erected by the North Fork Lutheran congregation.  Mr. Stokes expects this will keep him busy for some time.
Villard Fire Department Donates to Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Merlin Pederson - Pope County Museum   
Friday, 21 March 2014 15:04


The Pope County Historical Society received a check for $1000 from the Villard Fire Department to help replace the museum roof.  This donation moves the project closer to the goal of $180,000.  The museum roof was damaged in the summer storms of 2011. Funds are still needed before the project can be completed.  Handing the check to Merlin Peterson, Pope County Museum director, is Lynn Peterson, representing the Villard Fire Department.

Harvest for Hunger Kick Off PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 March 2014 14:51

Join CHS Prairie Lakes to help fight hunger through CHS Harvest for Hunger

CHS Prairie Lakes is gathering donations of money, food and crops to help fight hunger. As part of CHS Harvest for Hunger food and fund drive, CHS Prairie Lakes will accept contributions from March 1 through March 20 at its locations in Cyrus, Elrosa, Glenwood, Hoffman, Long Prairie, Lowry, Starbuck, and Park Rapids.  and deliver them to regional food banks.

“Hunger is a reality for more than 50 million people in America. That’s one in six who doesn’t have access to enough food,” says Brad Manderschied general manager, CHS Prairie Lakes.  “We’re working together to make a difference for those in need.”

Financial donations are encouraged because they enable food banks to leverage their buying power to provide nutritious food at deeply discounted rates.

CHS Prairie Lakes events include:
February 28—Roller Skating, Hoffman Square 5pm—8pm
March 1—Snowmobile Fun Run, Park Rapids
March 6—Spaghetti Supper, Long Prairie VFW  4pm—7pm
March 13—Noon BBQ Meal, Glenwood shop 11am—1pm
March 20—Spaghetti Supper, Starbuck Community Center 4pm—7pm
March 1—20 2014—Pizza Sales, contact Elrosa Employee
March 1-20, 2014—Buy a “Cooking with the Coop” Cookbook  
compiled by CHS Prairie Lakes

“Our local communities also win when CHS Country Operations makes a contribution to help friends and neighbors right here in our community. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to multiply the impact of every donation we make,” adds Manderschied.

Donations can be made at CHS Prairie Lakes’ locations or call 320-239-2226 for more information on how you can help.

At CHS Prairie Lakes our first priority is to help our farmer-owners and customers grow. This means providing quality products, the latest in innovation, and first-class customer service. As agriculture and our communities evolve, we are committed to staying at the forefront of the industry. Locally we employ a knowledgeable and professional staff to assist you with your agricultural, home and business needs.

CHS Prairie Lakes is a business unit of CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. For nearly 80 years, the CHS system has valued volunteerism and been a responsible steward in its communities; the CHS Harvest for Hunger food and fund drive is designed to harness the power of the 70 CHS-owned/locally governed cooperatives to address America’s growing hunger problem.
Glimses From The Past PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pope County Historical Society   
Saturday, 22 February 2014 09:19

From the Glenwood Herald February 26, 1914

Some of the Gilchrist farmers packed the Lakeside Creamery ice house the fore-part of the week.

Kenneth McKenzie moved the old Bartos building formerly used as a millinery store [in Lowry] onto his lots on the south corner from the hotel and will fix same up for a residence.

M.A. Wagner of Millard, S.D., moved onto Mrs. Lewis’ farm last week.  His son-in-law, H.F. Belling, also of Millard, has rented the Stranahan place.

Ole Fosdahl is doing some work for Mr. Westergaard, remodeling the old Grove Lake school house.

The telephone crew which has been at work in Glenwood the past two weeks repairing the local system went to Starbuck on Tuesday to continue work at that point.

Geo. Hallett returned from the big cement show in Chicago last Sunday.  Mr. Hallett informs us that he purchased  big Peerless brick machine while he was there.  He also visited Milwaukee, Madison and the Twin Cities on his way home and reports a very enjoyable trip.

Mrs. Henry Jackson is busy hauling lumber for a  large barn which she is going to put up this spring.

Rasmus Feigum is busy hauling lumber for his new barn that he intends to build on his farm in Barsness.  The basement will be built of cement blocks.  He reports that sleighing is getting poor for hauling lumber.

The Chippewa Valley Band furnished the music for the farmers Short Course in Benson last week.

There was a ski tournament at Otis Thorson’s [in Gilchrist] Sunday afternoon.  John Oyen made a standing jump of 40 feet.

The Shippers Association [of Lowry] shipped a car of stock to South St. Paul on Monday.  Wm. Bennett, their buyer went with the car.

The first crow of the season was seen in Lowry Tuesday.

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