PAS gymnasts solid at BSC meet

Despite the long early-morning bus ride to Waseca and opening the meet performing on their recent nemesis, the balance beam, the Pipestone Area gymnastics team turned in a solid score in placing 10th out of 13 teams at the inaugural Big South Conference championships Saturday afternoon.Jackson County Central went toe-to-toe with the Worthington Trojans at the top of the standings […]

Arrow grapplers head into sections following splits

The Pipestone Area wrestling team rolled into the postseason Saturday in Windom, as the Arrows participated in the Big South Conference meet.Pipestone Area, which currently sports a 12-12 record in its duals, added another split on the day beating the Saint James Saints before bowing out to Windom/Mountain Lake.PAS 49, St. James 30W/ML 43, PAS 22Although Pipestone Area was able […]

Fast and Furious: Alacritous Arrows sweep past Huskies in Big South showdown

Although Pipestone Area Schools warmly welcomed the Jackson County Central faithful to the gymnasium Friday night for a Big South Conference girl/boy basketball doubleheader, the same couldn’t be said of the Arrow teams as they were quite stingy in earning a sweep over the Huskies.The PAS boys (12-8) exacted revenge from their Jan. 2 loss in Jackson, while the PAS […]

House fire sends man to hospital

Firefighters battle two weekend fires

A pair of house fires over the weekend sent two people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and damaged two Pipestone homes. While it was a busy weekend for the Pipestone Volunteer Fire Department, Pipestone Fire Chief Corey Popma said it’s not unheard of to have multiple fires in a short period. He said he’s grateful that firefighters were […]

Crude-by-rail corridors targeted for safety improvements

Four road/rail crossings in Pipestone make high-priority list

To make the transport of Bakken crude oil safer for residents, workers and emergency responders, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has released safety recommendations for the 100 road and rail crossings most in need of improvements. Four of those highway-rail grade crossings are located in Pipestone: S. Hiawatha Ave., E. Main St., Third St. SE, and Fifth St. SE.In […]

Tri-Parish change coming

Plan shows Masses will stop in Woodstock & Jasper; Pipestone & Luverne will share one priest

Two of the Catholic Churches in Pipestone County that make up the Tri-Parish will no longer have a Sunday/Vigil (Saturday) Mass under a recommended restructuring plan for the Diocese of Winona.The details of the “Vision 2016” plan, which were released last week in draft form, show that both St. Martin Catholic Church in Woodstock and St. Joseph Catholic Church in […]

6 comedies, 4 dramas, 3 weekends

Calumet Players open their One Act Festival this weekend

The Calumet Players open their One Act Festival this Friday, Feb. 13, for a three-weekend run that includes comedy for the first two weekends and drama for the third.Calumet Players veteran Sylvia Newell is the producer for this production (as well as a cast member of “Something for the Ducks” that she appears in with her husband, Al VanBemmel) that […]

Opportunity for an Active Living-type program presented to Edgerton council

At the February Edgerton City Council meeting Drew Hage of Southwest Regional Development Commission (SWRDC) shared an opportunity the city could take advantage of currently to implement an Active Living plan. Hage works with the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), specifically in the Active Living portion of the program.”There’s not one definition of what active living is, but it’s just […]

Lost ‘Fancy’ found

The owners of a gray and white cat named “Fancy” reported last week that their lost cat was found and is being cared for by a Jasper family until the owners return from their overwinter-residence in Arizona.Julie and Maurice McKinley were travelling on New Year’s Eve from their Royalton, Minn. acreage to their winter home in Cornville in northern Arizona. […]

Sheriff’s services used for prom invitation

Cassie Richardson, a 17-year-old PAS senior, was driving home after school on Second Ave. NW Jan. 23 when she was pulled over by Pipestone County Sheriff Keith Vreeman.As she sat in her car, nervous and embarrassed as her classmates drove by gawking at her pulled over on the side of the road, Vreeman approached the vehicle and told Richardson he’d […]