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From the Glenwood Herald May 20, 1915

A bunch of ball tossers known as the High School Left Overs went to Lowry Friday and came home with with the scalp of the Lowry high school team buckled to their belt. From results which were 26 to 3, it seems as though the Left Overs ought to start in on something a little tougher.

The Park Board asks the Herald to state that driving or permitting stock on the park will not be tolerated under any circumstances. A large part of the park has recently been seeded to grass and if people will keep off there will soon be a fine lawn. The Park Board also wishes to have it perfectly understood that booze parties must stay away from the park. Or they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In a nut shell the Park Board wants the people of the city to co-operate with it in making the park a beauty spot and a joy to everybody.

Do not forget the Grand Opening Ball at the Lakeside Pavilion to-morrow evening. Good music, good floor management and a genuine good time is assured.

Dr. Alexander is moving into his new quarters in the rear of the First National Bank. The room has been remodeled and now has a private office and waiting room.

Happiness reigned supreme yesterday noon among the school children of the six lower grades when announcement was made that these grades would be closed for the rest of the year. This action was taken by the Board of Education in order to help check the spread of scarlet fever of which there are about half a dozen cases in the city. In order that this action may become effective parents should keep their children at home as much as possible and prevent them from gathering in bunches.

A transient on train No. 112 was robbed of a purse containing sixty dollars while on the train about half a mile out of Brooten yesterday. Three men are supposed to have committed the robbery. They jumped off from the train immediately after they had committed the robbery and are said to have returned to Brooten where they bought tickets for Glenwood. It is reported that three men who answer the very meager description which had been obtained at the time this was written came to Glenwood on train No. 111 and left the train at the east end of the Soo yards. Marshall Bogie was informed immediately and he began work on the case.

The three men who are suspected of having robbed a transient on train No. 112 out of Brooten yesterday afternoon were arrested at Morris last evening and held there for the local authorities upon request by special officer P. J. Burns. The three men held at Morris are said to have relieved a Morris resident of ten dollars. It is also thought that the same men visited some of the Glenwood stores yesterday afternoon about four o’clock. No article of any considerable value was however missing.

Corn planting is very late this year on account of of last week’s cold and rain.

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Glenwood Artist Featured On Public TV’s ‘Postcards’

Glenwood Artist Featured On Public TV’s ‘Postcards’

FaytheMillsAn upcoming broadcast on Pioneer Public Television on Sunday, May 17 at 7 p.m. will feature a mysterious 500-year-old dugout canoe in Montevideo, chainsaw artist Scott Hanson from Madison and Glenwood artist and illustrator Faythe Thomas Mills. The award-winning Postcards is a weekly art, culture and history program showcasing the people and communities of western and southwestern Minnesota. The episode will be repeated on Monday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. and on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. The program will also be available for online viewing on the morning of May 18 through the station’s website:  www.pioneer.org/postcards.

About Faythe Mills

Faythe Thomas Mills graduated from high school in Buffalo and graduated in 1990 from North Hennepin Community College with a graphic design degree.  She started her own business soon thereafter and has been creating fine art ever since. Her passion lies in working in pastels, watercolor, ink wash, pencil, and acrylic, and she has illustrated three children’s books.  She now lives in Glenwood on Lake Minnewaska.

“If you can bring something out of somebody that’s already there to make them more confident or believe in themselves, I think is important,” said Mills when describing some of her portraits. “If anyone has the love for art or wants to get into art I would encourage them to just start practicing, she added.

About Pioneer Public Television

Established in 1966, Pioneer Public TV is an award-winning, viewer-supported television station dedicated to sharing local stories of the region with the world. For more information visit: www.pioneer.org.

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MAS Teacher of Excellence Chosen

MAS Teacher of Excellence chosen

GordyGordy Moeller, director of choirs at Minnewaska Area High School, received this year’s PTA Teacher of Excellence award. Moeller was surprised with the honor at MAHS on Friday, capping off the district-wide Teacher Appreciation Week sponsored by the PTA. Dawn Jensen (left), PTA president, and Kristi Gruber, PTA vice president, presented Moeller with a trophy and a $500 check to be used for his classroom. After receiving the award, Moeller told his students it was much more about them than about him. “Without you out there trying your hardest, this would never happen,” said Moeller

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Hawaiian Troll To Attend Lefse Dagen

Hawaiian Troll to attend Lefse Dagen

The following are excerpts of a letter received by the Starbuck Depot/Museum group from John and Vicky Helgeson of Honaunau, Hawaii. The Starbuck Depot caboose was purchased from them in 1989.
    Thank you for contacting us regarding our involvement in the Starbuck Depot project! At one time, we were the proud owners of Soo Line Caboose 99069. We sold it to the Starbuck Depot Committee for restoration. Previously, we had donated it to a city in northern Douglas County for restoration but they never came and picked up the caboose. Of course, it weighed 10 tons. We actually were surprised at your success at moving it from Northern Douglas County to Starbuck. Your success in finding the metal wheels for the caboose was an even bigger surprise.
    We are so proud of the restoration the Starbuck Depot did on the caboose. I have had many friends and co-workers stop to see the caboose and the impressive Starbuck Depot Restoration. We are sending along a small donation for Depot maintenance along with our thanks for a job well done.
    We will not be able to attend the Lefse Dagen celebration. We live in Hawaii now, but we are sending a representative in the form of a Hawaiian troll!
    This troll was happy living in Hawaii with its perfect weather, exotic foods, great fishing and hula dancing, but began to experience a desire for more. There seemed to be a void in the troll’s life. Then one day, a letter came from the Starbuck Lefse Dagen Committee. The troll immediately recognized what he had been missing – it was Lefse! The troll decided he had to attend this year’s Lefse Dagen celebration! We are pleased that the troll will be there for the same reason that many others will be in attendance – the reason is Lefse! So welcome to the 2015 Lefse Dagen celebration!
    Thanks for inviting us to attend. Although we cannot attend this year, we do get back to the Starbuck area and hope to see both the Depot and the Holly Skogen Troll Park again in the future.

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29th Annual Lefse Dagen

29th Annual Lefse Dagen features Caboose shelter grand opening, Hawaiian troll visit

    Lefse Dagen XXIX will take place on Saturday, May 16th at the Starbuck Depot. The open house hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    In addition to the Depot building, the one-room schoolhouse and the Skoglund Ness building will be open to the public.
    The ever popular “Roll your own Lefse” will continue with tips from the “Pederson Holy Rollers” beginning at 10:30. There will be live entertainment and a Scandinavian lunch featuring Lefse and Rømmegrøt. Also on the menu will be Varm Pulsa and homemade pie! Souvenirs and packages of Lefse will be on sale throughout the event.
    An exciting event will take place at 12 noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of the Caboose Shelter/Complex. This is the culmination of several years of planning, fund raising, and construction of a protective roof over the caboose along with two bathrooms and storage areas.
    Harvey Pederson, foreman of the big project, was ably assisted by volunteers-Dick Feigum, Larry Larson, Jon Olson, Bill Pederson, Paul Pladsen, Mark Schumann and Gary Swenson.

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Glimses From The Past

From the Glenwood Herald May 13, 1915

The Glenwood Cemetery Association was formed at a meeting held at the City Hall last Friday evening.  The purpose of the organization is to improve conditions at the Glenwood cemetery.  Individual efforts have been made at all times to keep the cemetery in as attractive a condition as possible, but the sentiment prevails that better results can be obtained by united work.  The association plans on constructing a well in order to get the necessary water supply and make several other improvements.  Members should leave contributions at the First National Bank.   The following were elected, President J. H. Stinson; H. D. Caley, secretary and M. E. Anderson, treasure.  W. J. Carson and Ole Lee were elected directors.

A party of about thirty newspaper men from St. Paul and Minneapolis will visit Glenwood in the near future as guests of W. R. Callaway, general passenger agent of the Soo Line.  They come here for an outing and the Glenwood Commercial Club will look after their entertainment during their stay here.  The citizens of Glenwood feel highly honored by a visit from these gentlemen, and will do all in their power to make their outing a pleasant one.

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A Formal Affair Great Success


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HighFashion There are not too many events throughout the year in Pope County that call for tuxedos or evening dresses, but A Formal Affair hosted by Someplace Safe certainly bought out the tuxes and evening gowns.

 With a setting of elegance at Lakeside Ballroom, the event was a celebration of Someplace Safe’s accomplishments and a fundraiser for Someplace Safe. Attendees were encouraged to peruse the silent auction tables, participate in wine tasting – courtesy of Pautis – after purchasing a wine glass, mingle and enjoy the appetizers and cupcakes that were donated by TRIAD.

 Master of ceremony Jim Thoreen kept the atmosphere light with jokes and introduced the program, which started halfway into the event. Becki Jordan, Someplace Safe director of advocacy; Terri Heggie, Pope County crime victim advocate; and Zach Johnson, a member of Someplace Safe board of directors, all spoke words of thanks to those who attended, gave updates on the happenings at Someplace Safe, and celebrated the work that volunteers had put in to make the event run smoothly.

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