Norberg to play in All-State Symphonic Band

Pipestone Area Schools junior Whitney Norberg recently learned she’s been recognized as one of the top high school musicians in the state by being accepted to the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Symphonic Band.Norberg was one of 571 students selected out of 1,585 who applied for the chance to play in one of seven All-State choirs and bands. She […]

The Aubrac cattle of Valley View farm

Bob Schelhaas is a producer who has been raising drug-free beef for 10-15 years in Pipestone County, just outside the city of Edgerton. Drug-free means no hormones, growth promoters, feed additives, antiobiotics or other drugs. “I just thought it was healthier that way,” Schelhaas said. “I think we get enough chemicals in everything else we don’t need it in our […]

Farm girl enjoys meeting new people back home

Even though Brooke Burmeister lived in Jackson County for the first 18 years of her life before pursuing an education and career out of county, now that she’s back, she can’t believe how many new people she is meeting.Burmeister, a rural Lakefield native, began working as Jackson County’s water resource technician and feedlot officer on March 17. “I have really […]

A chat with Wally Wichmann – District 7 Director for the Minnesota State Agricultural Society Board of Managers

Farm Market News: What is your professional affiliation? How long have you served in this position?Wally Wichmann: I am the director from district seven, which is southwestern Minnesota, for the Minnesota State Agricultural Society board of managers (the governing body of the Minnesota State Fair). There are 19 counties that I represent. I’ve completed five terms, and I was re-elected […]

2015 Summer Entertainment & Recreation

Our Summer Entertainment & Recreation guide offers pages of fun things to do and see. The book contains enough information to provide a complete Summer’s worth of fun. From Casinos to Golf, and Shopping to Community Festivals, this book has something for everyone!Click this link to view the online flip-page version of the Summer Entertainment guide Online edition of the […]

Robert Wischmann

Robert “Bob” Lee Wischmann, 76, Scotland, United Kingdom, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 of complications from peritonitis. He had been living with symptoms of ALS for the past several years.Robert was born to Gustav and Emma (Haasch) Wischmann on Nov. 16, 1938 in Holland.While attending high school in Pipestone he worked as a printing apprentice at the newspaper. After graduating […]

James D. Kennedy

James D. Kennedy, 90, Streamwood, Ill., died Nov. 8, 2014.James will be laid to rest at Black Hills National Cemetery on May 27, 2015 at 1 p.m. His military funeral will be officiated by Father Biegler from the Black Hills Catholic Church.James “Darrell” Kennedy was born in Pipestone on Jan. 15, 1924. He was the son of James “William” and […]

Kristy K. Giesler

Kristy K. Giesler, 32, Jasper, died Monday, May 11, 2015 near Jasper as a result of an accident.Funeral services were held Monday, May 18 at Living Rock Church in Luverne, with Pastor Billy Skaggs officiating.Interment was in the Leota Community Cemetery near Leota.Kristy Kaye Giesler was born on Oct. 28, 1982 to Evert and Carolyn (Bruggeman) Van Surksum in Pipestone. […]

Sharla Drew

Sharla Drew, 50, Jasper, died Monday, May 11, 2015 near Jasper due to an accident at work.Funeral services were held Friday, May 15 at Christian Reformed Church, Pipestone with Rev. Tim Ouwinga officiating.Honorary casket bearers were Lynn Carr, Robyn Miller, Trisha Jessen and Ashley Whipkey.Casket bearers were Gary Gorter, John Gorter, Kevin Gorter, Del Gorter, Doug Gorter and Brad Gorter.Interment […]