Holland News Week of October 24, 2016

This Monday morning seems to be a wonderful fall day as the sun is just appearing on the horizon and as of eight o’clock the temperature tells me it is nearing 40 degrees. The grass is nice and green and there are still leaves on some trees. I honestly believe there are extra leaves this year. The crops are bountiful […]

Woodstock News Week of October 24, 2016

Another week of kind fall weather has brought us to enjoy a bit more of Mother Nature’s beauty! Girls’ weekends have become a favorite way to enjoy each other! Some choose to stay within mostly state borders. But for Gloria Powers and daughters, Kristen Knight, Raechelle Kor and Megan Hayes they decided to spend it in a very different way. […]

Days Gone By Week of October 24, 2016

125 YEARS AGOOctober 23, 1891 The boys band discoursed some very choice music on the street last Monday evening. This organization is certainly a credit to Pipestone and our people should give the boys the support necessary to keep up the band.*** Funk’s tonsorial parlor in the bank block basement has been in the hands of the painters and paper […]

Election 2016

City council positions

Two seats are open on the Pipestone City Council, with three candidates running, none of those incumbents: Dan Delaney, Justin Schroyer and Susan Wienands. Wienands chose not to participate in the Q&A. Dan Delaney Dan Delaney, 58, is a retired Pipestone County Sheriff who has lived in Pipestone his entire life. He is married to Linda Delaney, and they have […]

Election 2016

Pipestone County Board

There is one contested race on the Pipestone County Board: the District 5 seat that represents the north side of Pipestone. Voters will be asked to choose between Chris Hollingsworth and incumbent Jerry Remund. Chris Hollingsworth Chris Hollingsworth, 34, is a surveillance supervisor/surveillance tech at Royal River Casino in Flandreau, S.D., and a part-time clerk at the Pipestone Municipal Liquor […]

Election 2016

PAS School Board election

Christina Alderson Christina Alderson, 44, lives in Pipestone. She has four children, three school-aged, one an adult, and a significant other, Chris Tow. She is currently in-between jobs, and has never run for a political office. She is a member of the Pipestone United Way and Pipestone Chamber and is on the Pipestone JO Volleyball Board. Pipestone County Star: Why […]

Thoughts in the Heartland – Whirling leaves & change

There is no easy way to break abrupt and difficult news. A house fire, a cancer diagnosis, a fatal accident or tragedyall break our normal illusions that life is a series of softly undulating events, a gentle ride with small dips and peaks. Instead, such news moves us like fallen leaves floating down a slow trickling stream. Just when we […]

Nothing says ‘vacation’ like typhoid

When I think vacation, I typically think of relaxation, beaches, swimming or hiking. I do not think of vaccinations for diseases that I’ve only heard of while playing Oregon Trail, as in “Mary has died of typhoid fever.” The typhoid vaccination was just one of several Rachel and I were advised to have before our upcoming trip to India. We […]

2 gas leaks in 2 days

Pipestone firefighters responded to gas leaks caused by the construction work on state Highway 30 on two consecutive days last week. No one was injured in either incident, but firefighters evacuated two blocks of Eighth Ave. SW north of Hwy. 30 after the second leak that occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. Wind out of the south […]

At PAS – The role of counselors at PAS

Have you ever wondered what your school counselors do at Pipestone Area Schools? We would love to share what we do, starting with Ellen Dulas. Dulas has been employed with PAS since 2002. She spends much of her time keeping track of students and their academic journey to graduating from high school. Starting in September, she meets with each senior […]