Days Gone by Week of May 23, 2016

125 YEARS AGOMay 22, 1891The brands of whiskey kept by W.F. Manke are the best stimulants that can be taken. They restore waste occasioned by disease, and should therefore be used by all sufferers from throat and lung troubles. One way to prevent intemperance is to keep good wines and whiskey at home and teach your children never to use […]

Woodstock News Week of May 23, 2016

Congratulations to all those receiving their diplomas this week, as another year of high school comes to an end. Many challenges and opportunities lie ahead for you. Much success in the future where ever it leads you!Graduations are not confined to any special grade any more, as witnessed the past week!Wednesday evening I attended the graduation of my great-granddaughter Maisy […]

Holland News Week of May 23, 2016

To start last week off I found out what it feels like to have gout. After the x-rays were taken along with blood work sent to the lab and a doctor’s exam that is the reason I was awakened so suddenly at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning with excruciating pain in my left hand. After getting up I realize my left […]

PCMC board issues review-pending solar subscription approval

The Pipestone County Medical Center (PCMC) Board during its May 17 meeting approved, pending review by the county attorney, a 25-year subscription to community solar gardens owned by BHE (Berkshire Hathaway Energy) Renewables, LLC.Geronimo Energy, developer of the solar gardens, estimates based on PCMC’s average annual energy use of 2,840,111 kilowatt hours (kWh) that it could save $28,543 the first […]

City first to complete review, commit to solar garden subscription

The city of Pipestone was the first last week to complete its attorney review of a contract and to proceed with a subscription to community solar gardens being developed locally by Geronimo Energy for owner Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE). City Administrator Jeff Jones, who also serves as the city attorney, reviewed the contract, consulted with the League of Minnesota Cities […]

Hwy. 30 project out to bid

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) gave the city of Pipestone $900,000 for its share of the cost of the state Highway 30 project scheduled for this summer. The Pipestone City Council accepted the agreement for the money during their May 16 meeting, the same evening they sent the project out to bid. The project includes new water, sanitary sewer, […]

Local hotel on market, again

There is a live, online auction taking place this week for the sale of Americas Best Value Inn in Pipestone, 605 Eighth Ave. SE.The May 22-26 auction through Williams and Williams out of Tulsa, Okla. has an opening bid of $50,000 for the 7,200 square foot building. The auction follows two public inspection days last Friday and May 13.It was […]

Set boundaries for kids using technology, speaker says

A 13-year-old girl is murdered after meeting someone she had been talking with on the messaging app Kik. A Chanhassen, Minn. student dies after overdosing on drugs purchased on the dark web. These are just two unfortunate news stories social media and technology speaker Jessica Wong shared with audience members May 16 in the Pipestone Area Schools auditorium. Wong, who […]

Superintendent selected

Contract negotiated, to be considered Tuesday, May 31

The Pipestone Area Schools (PAS) school board began contract negotiations Monday evening with their chosen candidate for the superintendent’s position: Kevin Enerson.Following the negotiations Monday evening, the school board scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. for consideration of the negotiated contract. If the contract is approved, Enerson would assume superintendent duties on July 1.The board […]

Memorial Day programs set for Monday, May 30

The annual Memorial Day program in Pipestone on Monday, May 30, will begin at 10 a.m. at the west end of Woodlawn Cemetery northwest of Pipestone.The program includes a Keynote Address by Lexi Carstensen, a Pipestone Area Schools senior who won a state Speech championship this year in Extemporaneous Reading. American Legion Post 6 Adjutant Steve Longstreet will be the […]