Woodstock News Week of August 3, 2015

Welcome to August! July slipped by so fast, I almost missed it, as it was a very busy month!July 26th was the day in which the Heard family chose for their annual family reunion held at Harmon Park. Approximately 45 members gathered for the occasion, coming from Kansas, Texas and Minnesota. The Texas family were children of Mary and Rex-their […]

Edgerton to consider partnering with other schools for gymnastics, trapshooting

Edgerton Public School is looking into collaborating with other school districts to offer gymnastics and trapshooting as extracurricular activities.Ninth grade Edgerton Public student Anna Agresto asked the school board to pair with Pipestone Area Schools to make gymnastics available at the school. Agresto, who previously participated in gymnastics at PAS, told the board that gymnastics “combines athletics, stage presence and […]

Pipestone Area Schools: In brief

Early Childhood Family Education fee increasedPipestone Area School Board members during their July 27 meeting increased the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program fee from $20 per session to $30 per session based on the recommendation of Dawn Stokesbary, ECFE coordinator. The increased fee is expected to generate an additional $630 in revenue that will help offset a projected ECFE […]

Help a student, fill a book bag

Donations for the Fill a Book Bag program can be made through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. For a list of supplies, people may stop at The Volunteers in Mercy (VIM) Thrift Store. Backpacks will be distributed from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at VIM's 122 West Main St. store.

The first full week of August signals a time for parents to begin shopping for back-to-school essentials a stressful time for many due to the cost of those needing supplies and clothing. To help those who find that cost more than they can handle, there is the Volunteers In Mercy (VIM) Fill a book bag,’ that’s been operating in Pipestone […]

Sealcoating of city streets underway

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5

Sealcoating of about 60 streets within the city of Pipestone began Wednesday, Aug. 5 and by Thursday, about 50 percent of the job remained to be completed, according to Scott Swanson, city public works director.Hiawatha Ave. north, shown here, is one of the streets that received the new coating the rock surface shown here will be swept away once the […]

Day 2: Pipestone County Fair

Dairy cows, sheep and brand new baby pigs

Day two of the Pipestone County Fair (Thursday, Aug. 6) started out wet due to an early rain, but that didn’t slow down the activities.A crowd gathered shortly after 9 a.m. at the Ag Learning Center to watch the sow give birth to 13 baby pigs, all but one of which were female. The mother and babies appeared to be […]

Death notice for Michael “Mike” E. Hilpipre

Michael “Mike” E. Hilpipre, 64, Blue Earth, died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at his home.Visitation will be held Monday, August 10 from 4-7 p.m. at Shiloh Lutheran Church of Elmore.A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 11 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Lutheran Church.Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery.A full obituary will appear later on this website when it […]