Days Gone by Week of July 11, 2016

125 YEARS AGOJuly 10, 1891Banker E.W. Davies received word from his father at Jackson, Minnesota, one day last week that a small package of freight has been sent him, and that he had better be at the depot when the train arrived. Ed was promptly on hand and his surprise can better be imagined than described when he found the […]

Woodstock News Week of July 11, 2016

A very welcome rain spread over the area Sunday morning, along with the usual display of thunder and lightning. Amounts ranged from 1/2 to 3 inches, time to give the thirsty ground a drink!Arnie Veldhuizen celebrated his 95th birthday with an open house on Monday the 4th, the date of his birth. Many friends and relatives came to wish him […]

Holland News Week of July 11, 2016

I spent the 4th of July at the home of Colleen Quinn and Chloe Bents at Rushmore. That evening we were at Chautauqua Park in Worthington for the concert at the bandshell on the shores of Lake Okabena. Both Quinn and Chloe are members of the Worthington City Band – Quinn on the drum and Chloe playing clarinet. The weather […]

Death notice for Margaret Bisson

Margaret Bisson, 98, Jasper, died Monday, July 11, 2016 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.Visitation will be held Friday, July 15 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with a rosary at 7:15 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at St. […]

Entertaining theater staged by Calumet Players

To the editor,My wife and I were in Pipestone the weekend of June 24. Not only did we have a great stay at the Historic Calumet Inn but we enjoyed entertaining theater staged by the Calumet Players in the nearby play house. We attend numerous theatrical performances from New York City to local community theatre and can tell you the […]

Disappointed with city council member’s behavior

To the editor,I attended the July 5 Pipestone City Council meeting and was absolutely appalled by Myron Koets’ behavior. His comments to Stacy Claussen, Pipestone Parks and Rec director, were inappropriate and totally uncalled for. He owes Stacy a public apology.Myron needs to work well with upcoming department heads, or he shouldn’t be mayor. For shame on him. He needs […]

Thoughts in the Heartland – 6 myths about SAHMs (stay-at-home-moms)

Last week, some good friends stopped by for a quick overnight visit. Between our families, we had 12 children in one house. I’ll say that again: we had 12 children in one house.Aside from other moms of big families and daycare providers, that thought gives some of you the vapors. It was actually fun for us, and particularly Becky and […]

A naturally anti-upsetting place

“A typical internet rule is that internet comment sections are upsetting places. Comment sections are full of not-very-interesting people being not very nice to other not-very-interesting people for hours on end while the world dies.” -Wait But WhyThis would be funny if it weren’t so disturbingly true.But fortunately, those not very nice, not-very-interesting people haven’t found our Pipestone County Star […]

Council tables request for grain storage at Pageant Grounds Park

Complaints stall the request; New Horizon Grain to be at July 19 council meeting

The Pipestone City Council tabled a July 5 request from New Horizon Grain to store grain this fall on Hiawatha Pageant Grounds Park until more information could be obtained from the company.That decision followed several complaints made about the park being used for grain storage, one by phone, two in-person by Pipestone residents Steve Weets and Susan Wienands. Wienands was […]

PAS bids farewell to long-time educators

The is the final of two parts. The first appeared in last week's July 7 Pipestone County Star.

Six long-time educators retired at the end of the 2015-16 school year. Four of those were profiled last week. This week, we bring you the final two.Margie Fuerstenberg, 35 yearsMargie Fuerstenberg, 59, began her teaching career as a home economics teacher 35 years ago in Welcome, Minn. and came to Pipestone 26 years ago.”My mother was my role model,” Fuerstenberg […]