2016-06-27

National recognition and new equipment at PCMC



Positive things are happening at Pipestone County Medical Center (PCMC). Construction of PCMC’s new inpatient area is ongoing, the facility was named among the top 100 critical access hospitals in the country earlier this year. Just this month, DaVita Pipestone Dialysis at PCMC was named among the top dialysis facilities in the country and PCMC received a chest compression system […]

Where creativity comes to life



Peggy Jo Harwick has been crafting since she was nine years old. Now, decades later, she is opening up a storefront, KaiBec Community Arts Studio and Shop, in the former Keyes Building on Second Ave. SW Over the years Harwick has done alterations, taught sewing and cooking classes and sold vintage sewing materials online. With her new storefront, she’ll offer […]

Harry L. Hansen



Harry L. Hansen, 83, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Funeral services were held Friday, June 24 at Peace United Methodist Church, Pipestone, with Rev. Jon Schultz officiating. Interment was in the Holland Cemetery in Holland. Harry LeRoy Hansen was born on Feb. 19, 1933 to Harry and Avis (Hart) Hansen in Pipestone where […]

Andrew Hibma



Andy Hibma, 89, Pipestone, died on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone. Graveside services were held Thursday, June 23 at New Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone, with Rev. Clifford Adair officiating. Military honors were provided by Michael Boock American Legion Post 6 and the VFW Post 3814, Pipestone. Andrew “Andy” George Hibma was born to George […]

Robert De Koekkoek



Robert De Koekkoek, 78, Frenchtown, Iowa, died Sunday, June 19, 2016. A memorial service was held at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, Iowa on Thursday, June 23 with Rev. Penny Hansel officiating. Inurnment will be held this coming fall at Hope Cemetery in Tyler. Robert was born on Nov. 12, 1937 in Chanarambie Township, Murray County, Minn., the son of Teunis […]

Verona Weets



Verona Weets, 94, Pipestone, died Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone. Funeral services were held Friday, June 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jasper with Rev. Jon Olson officiating. Casketbearers were her grandchildren. Honorary casketbearers were her great-grandchildren. Interment was in the Jasper City Cemetery, Jasper. Verona Gertrude Selma Weets was born on June […]