2015-07-20

Stop and observe the wildlife



The Pipestone County Highway Department has completed the observation deck on the path along Cemetery Road (Highway 267) northwest of Pipestone. The deck is located near the intersection by the cemetery and provides a place for people to stop and observe the wildlife on Pipestone National Monument and U.S. Fish and Wildlife lands. Share with your Friends

What are your natural resource concerns?



Now is the time when local Soil and Water Conservation Districts in conjunction with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offices are gathering data on the most important natural resources concerns for their areas. Some districts, such as Pipestone, hold local listening sessions for area producers to stop by and give input on what their top natural resource concerns are.“We’d like […]

Harders green-up their natural fruit and vegetable operation



Steve and Judy Harder are expanding production on their naturally grown fruit and vegetable market operation in Mt. Lake. The Harders started as a small community-supported agriculture farm more than five years ago on which they would grow their fruits and vegetables on racks in their house and garage. “It was a very crowded and inconvenient way to operate,” Judy […]

A chat with Mark York, Co-founder of the non-profit Tractors for Africa



Farm Market News: What is your professional affiliation? How long have you served in this position? Mark York: Since January of this year, I have worked for Weather Analytics, a startup company in Bethesda, Md. Using my education in agronomy, mathematics and big data, I build crop production models for various crops in countries around the world. In addition, two […]

I’m a little dirty



It’s 85 hot degrees outside on this Sunday afternoon, so I’ve opted to write my articles today instead of during the week when hopefully it’ll be cooler. As I write, I’m listening to Chris Ledoux and drinking a Blue Moon Peach Ale. Besides knowing that I have the best job in the world, I honestly think it’s the best beer […]

Edna Mae Jones



Edna Mae Jones, age 99, of Burnsville, passed away on July 15, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Survived by daughter, Betty Ann (Dennis) Olson; sons, Richard (Joyce) Jones and Robert (Barbara) Jones; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one niece, four nephews and a sister-in-law, Ruth Skoglund. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon David “Casey” Jones; parents, Leonard […]

Ardes Walz



Ardes Rosemond Walz, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in Sun City West, Ariz. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Pipestone. Ardes was born on June 15, 1923 in Canton, S.D. She attended the University of South Dakota and then completed her diploma in nursing at […]

Lorraine (Whitaker) Bodack



Lorraine was born to Harold and Lena (Meyer) Whitaker in Grange Township, Pipestone County, Minnesota on July 28, 1922. She passed away peacefully with family at her side on October 25, 2014 in Portland, Oregon, where she had lived since 1963. She was 92 years old. Lorraine grew up in and around the Holland area attending high school in Pipestone […]