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Pope County Tribune & Starbuck Times

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Starbuck Punch Card Promotion

Starbuck punch card promotion offers chance to win $50 in gift certificates

 As part of a Starbuck Chamber promotion and local businesses Starbuck is running a punch card promotion to encourage people to shop local.

 How it will work
 A person will have to enter all 12 of the participating businesses and receive a punch on their card. All cards will stay in the drawings for $50 worth of gift certificates for the 12 weeks. A $50 winner will be selected each week. Punch cards can be picked up at the Chamber Office or participating businesses. Drop off for the cards is at the Chamber Office or Peddler Dan’s if Chamber is closed.
 Participating businesses include Minnewaska Bait & Tackle, Peddler Dan’s, Little Angels Consignment, Precision Body & Frame, Minnewaska House, Samuelson’s Drug, Starbuck Bakery, Tom’s Food Market, Minnewaska Liquor, Creative Images Salon, Kruger Farms, Water’s Edge.
 The intent of the punch cards are to promote buying local and supporting neighbors, strengthen the local economy, increase area jobs, circulate money in the community, reduce environmental footprint and to save time and win $50 in gift certificates.

 The promotion will have drawings every Wednesday from April 1- June 17, for a total of 12 $50 winners. One entry per person.



 The promotion will have drawings every Wednesday from April 1- June 17, for a total of 12 $50 winners. One entry per person.

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Starbuck Approves Interim City Office Staff

By Zach Anderson
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The Starbuck City Council approved interim city office staff on Monday evening, selecting Joan Kerkvliet as interim clerk/treasurer, Jan Norby as interim deputy clerk and Bonnie Rasche as assistant (when needed).
The interim staff was needed due to the resignation of city clerk/treasurer Andrea Swenson; the council accepted Swenson’s resignation at the same meeting.
The pay rate for Rasche will stay at $11 per hour. Norby’s rate was set at $15 per hour. Mayor Gary Swenson and council member Lyle Katzenmeyer said they would meet with Kerkvliet to discuss pay rate and also what changes need to be made in the office.

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Quilt of Valor Presented

Richard Hollermann presented with Quilt of Valor

HallermannHow do you begin to say “thank you” to a veteran—especially one who has sacrificed so much during service to the nation? If you’re a quilter like Charlotte Norlien, you begin with a piece of fabric.
On Feb. 16, Norlien presented Richard Hollermann, a Vietnam veteran who lives south of Farwell, with a Quilt of Valor. The quilt was Norlien’s way of offering comfort, healing and sincere gratitude to a veteran touched by war.
Norlien said she had seen a PBS program about the Quilts of Valor Foundation and was determined to make a quilt for a local veteran—the Fons and Porter quilt pattern, in particular.

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Pearl On Lake Minnewaska Nears Completion

Pearl On Lake MinnewaskaGlenwood’s newest housing project is nearing completion as contractors, working through the winter, are finishing up construction of the 23-unit condominium complex called The Pearl on Lake Minnewaska.  
“We’re excited,” said Brady Klick of Centre Graphics, Inc., the company that constructed the project located along Lakeshore Drive between Minnesota Avenue and First Street SE.  “It’s a nice piece of property to add to the Lake Minnewaska lakeshore.”
Klick told Glenwood Commissioners Tuesday night that his company would be showing the first units to buyers after March 1.   “The units turned out very nice and they are much bigger than they looked during the construction,” Klick said. “I think you’ll find that the majority of the units will be sold by the end of the year,” he added.

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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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