Days Gone by Week of July 18, 2016

125 YEARS AGOJuly 17, 1891A move is on foot here to organize a boys brass band and a large amount of money has already been subscribed to help them purchase instruments. It is hoped the enterprise will be successfully carried through.***There was a large attendance at the Episcopal lawn social held on the handsome grounds of Banker Mylius on Wednesday […]

Woodstock News Week of July 18, 2016

A couple of nice rains the past week was very welcome for the slowly growing grasses, crops and gardens. Once again we were able to escape some turbulent weather that occurred around us. The forecast for this week is for some very hot days! Enjoy them as well!Megan Hayes, daughter of Gloria and Mike Powers, and her four children from […]

Holland News Week of July 18, 2016

The community was saddened to learn that Donna Fritz passed away this past week. Her funeral will be held Wednesday morning at St. James Lutheran Church. Donna has been a resident at Good Samaritan Village for many years. She was well liked by many out there as she was always helping others when she was feeling good. I’ve noticed her […]

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry

Planning is a major part of going on a vacation, from planning destinations to transportation and activities there are many components. But no matter how much you plan a trip, you can’t control everything. That became apparent during the travel portion of my vacation last week. In May I purchased tickets for my mother and myself to visit her mother […]

District 7 U.S. Congressional race needs primary voters

To the editor,It seems that in such a polarized election period everyone has lost their mindsas well as their willingness to call a spade a spade. I understand that Trump has broken free of the traditional mold of the GOP, but not without shaking the establishment. Yes, change can be goodbut it can be damaging, depending on how far and […]

What were you thinking?

To the editorI want to thank the person who dumped all the building material with the screws and nails sticking up in the tree branch dump last Sunday, July 17 or early Monday, July 18. Were you really trying to help the tire repair shops and the hospital with more business with flat tires and holes in feet? What were […]

Minnesota’s presence at the RNC

The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday in Cleveland at the Quicken Loans Arena. (One thousand years from now, naming rights will be a detail lost to history and people will visit U.S. ruins like Quicken Loans Arena or U.S. Bank Stadium or Lincoln Financial Field or Bank of America Stadium and will marvel how we once worshiped money lenders […]

County sells rights to wind over gravel pit

Pipestone County Commissioners during their July 12 meeting granted a wind rights easement, contingent upon review of the agreement by the county attorney, to EDF Renewable Development, Inc., for the Stoneray Wind Farm the company plans to construct northwest of Woodstock.The wind rights easement prohibits Pipestone County from obstructing “the free flow of wind” through the area. The county is […]

Variance granted for company that plans to expand a structure too close to the property line it shares with its owner

Calvin Spronk, co-owner of Spronk Seed Farm, Inc., recently applied for and was granted a variance for a building owned by his company that is too close to his own personal property.Pipestone County’s zoning ordinance requires that structures be at least 100 feet from an adjacent property line. The building that Spronk Seed Farm plans to add on to is […]

Pipestone County approves rate increase for Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force

Pipestone, Murray and Nobles counties will pay an extra $.50 per resident to support the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force (BRDTF) in 2017, bringing the per capita fee to $3.50.The Task Force is funded by the per capita fee from the member counties, in-kind contributions from member agencies, and Office of Justice Programs (OJP) grants. It also receives revenue from […]