Pitching Pipestone

Johnstons say awareness growing about Midwest, tribal tourism

Bud and Rona Johnston returned a couple weeks ago from their annual trip to Germany to bring awareness to Europe about tribal tourism in general, and Pipestone and the Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers specifically.They do this through the ITB Berlin show. The annual March trade show draws more than 10,000 exhibitors from 187 countries who set up […]

Death notice for Kenneth Johnson

Kenneth Johnson, 74, Pipestone, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Visitation will be held Monday evening, April 11 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church.Interment will be in New Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone.Hartquist Funeral Home, […]

Albert Ray Peterson

Al Peterson, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Bellingham, Wash. He was born April 29, 1925 in Edgerton, Minn. to Albert I. and Violet (Ray) Peterson. Al graduated from Edgerton High School, earned his B.A. at Hamline University and his M.A. at Cal State University Los Angeles. Al was a teacher, coach, and school principal for […]

LeRoy H. Burch

LeRoy Howard Burch, 79, Ruthton, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center.Funeral services were held Saturday, April 9 at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler, with Pastor Jennifer Thul officiating.Urn carrier was Todd Christensen.LeRoy was mayor of Ruthton for 30 years. He served on the fire department and as an EMT.He is survived by his wife […]

Harold Appeldorn

Harold Appeldorn, 96, Pipestone, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone.Funeral services were held Saturday, April 9 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Pipestone with Rev. Jon Olson officiating. Casket bearers were Steve Appeldorn, Greg Appeldorn, Chris Johnson, Frank Zappa, Brian Griffin and Darin Hinze.Interment was in New Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone.Harold Charles Appeldorn was […]