Days Gone By Week of March 16, 2015

125 YEARS AGOMarch 14, 1890 The newly elected village officers qualified on Wednesday and the new council held its first meeting yesterday afternoon. The license for selling intoxicating liquors was fixed at $1,000, which was just the right thing to do, and we congratulate Mayor Carson and the entire new village council. The council will not meet again until March […]

Holland News Week of March 16, 2015

Last Friday night supper guests at the home of Dorothy LaBrune were Tim and Joyce LaBrune. Ryan LaBrune and family came on Saturday and Kathy LaBrune stopped to visit at times. They all attended church services at St. Martin’s Saturday night and then enjoyed supper at Dar’s Pizza. All left Sunday afternoon for their respective homes. Stopping at the Center […]

Woodstock News Week of March 16, 2015

We were blessed with beautiful summer weather over the past week, with temps reaching close to 80 on Saturday and Sunday! Robins were seen recently and legend has it that for every first robin seen in the spring indicates a snowstorm!! Yes it is possible! Just don’t be surprised! Monday evening Mertz Vortherms and I attended the Sioux Valley Energy […]

Thoughts In the Heartland – On education: Starting with the Ark

News about educationits successes, its failures, its many challengesappears every day. We’ve seen stories about it locally as well as nationally and internationally. And I’m left wondering: what is education’s purpose? I stumbled across a seemingly unconnected answer to that question in a press release about a man I’d never heard of. Last week, Dr. Jean Vanier, a French Canadian […]

Life is not a Frankenstein it’s a hotel

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for […]

PAS’ should be removed from name of private local Facebook page

Dear Editor, We found out about a Facebook page called “PAS Parents & Students Against Bullying & Violence.” Since it uses the name “PAS (Pipestone Area Schools),” we thought it was for everyone in the community to POST and VIEW what is really going on inside our schools. But, when I try putting my daughter’s bullying incident on, it didn’t […]

2015 Home & Garden

The edition features ideas to Raising the Bar Five Top Home Improvements that Raise Your House’s Resale Value. Download the 2015 Home & Garden edition by following the link below: Click here to download the 2015 Home & Garden Edition. You can also view this publication in an easy to use online flip page version. Follow this link to start […]

New campaign manager hired to finish PCMC fundraiser

The former company exercised its right to opt-out of the campaign

A new company has taken charge of raising $2 million for the Pipestone County Medical Center (PCMC) expansion project. Philanthropic Professionals, Inc. (PPI) out of Billings, Mont., one of the original firms to bid for the campaign management job, has picked up the ball put down by Kraemer Management Services (KMS). “They (PPI) were gracious enough to come in and […]

Former Pipestonians bequest $1 million for South Dakota statute

Norm and Eunabel McKie will commemorate South Dakota's 125th years as a state

Norm and Eunabel (Vogel) McKie, former Pipestone County residents, recently donated $1 million to create a 45-foot-tall stainless steel statue of a Native American woman with a sweeping star quilt for the state of South Dakota. The statue entitled “Dignity” will help commemorate South Dakota’s 125th year as a state. It will be located off of U.S. Interstate 90 at […]

Producer relocates feedlot site after hearing neighbors’ concerns

In January Ryan Weinkauf heard complaints from several neighbors during a public hearing about a swine barn he planned to build in Sweet Township. In March he was back in front of Pipestone County Commissioners during another public hearing after he decided to heed those neighbors’ concerns and build the barn in a different location. “Last time I was here […]