Pipestone

Eighteen Legion members from posts in Blue Earth, New Ulm, Hardwick and Pipestone met at the Arthur Moeller American Legion Post 478 in Hardwick Saturday afternoon. Hardwick or Pipestone will be the home post for the next Legion Riders, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts for Legion members, who conduct fundraisers to help various organizations. Pictured are (from left) Scott Phillips, Gene Ludtke, Melonie Phillips, Chuck Stone, Richard Skillstead, Randy Olson, Robin Olson, Jeremy Evans, Hope Paz, Mark Coney,
last American Legion Riders group formed in the Minnesota American Legion’s second district, another group is forming and this time it’s at a local level. Hardwick’s Mark Coney conducted the organizational meeting for the new Legion Riders chapter. “I tried three years ago to get the third chapter...
James Thode
James Eldon “Jim” Thode, 59, Pipestone, died Monday, Aug 15, 2016, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at First Lutheran Church in Pipestone. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. James Thode was born to Feb. 8, 1957, to...
Randy Krell
Randall Joseph “Randy” Krell, 62, Billings, Montana, formerly of Pipestone, died at his home Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. A graveside service was Saturday, Aug. 13, at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery in rural Woodstock. Randall Krell was born Aug. 12, 1953, to William, Jr. and Evelyn (Voss) Krell in...
Action taken by a neighboring county will double the fees collected on future aggregate material removed from Rock County gravel pits. On Tuesday, April 12, the Pipestone County Commissioners voted to adopt an aggregate tax at the state-mandated rate of 15 cents per ton. Annually since 2003, Rock...
John Crawford
John Leslie Crawford, 91, Luverne, formerly of Beaver Creek, died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek. Burial will follow in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. John...
County officials will meet with city and school representatives next month to discuss the Minnesota National Guard’s plan to replace its aging armories. County Administrator Kyle Oldre spoke recently with guard officials about their plans to close the Luverne and Pipestone armories and build one...
Brian 'Bernie' Schaap
Brian Jay “Bernie” Schaap, 46, Lismore, died Friday, March 11, 2016, at the Pipestone County Medical Center in Pipestone. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 18, at the Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church in Leota. Burial will follow at the Leota Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4...
Nine Luverne students received medals/honors Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Pipestone Invitational Speech Tournament. Pictured front from left are Megan Rogers, Gunnar Oldre, Samantha Ykema, Marisol Hartshorn, (back) Ryleigh Beers, Knute Oldre, Dylan Thorson, Paul Witte and Derek Krueger.
The Luverne speech team competed Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Pipestone Invitational, the largest invitational ever hosted by the Pipestone speech team. Twenty-four teams brought a total of 409 student speakers to the event. Each participant competed in three preliminary rounds, and the top six from...
  The public is invited to join a free guided prairie hike at the Prairie Coteau Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18.  The two-hour hike will explore a 420-acre dry hill prairie, also known as the highland of the prairies, to learn about the plants and wildlife that make...
Nathan Sparks of Luverne (left) plays Jack in the Pipestone theater production of “Into the Woods” with Milky White (center) played by Katie Scotting of Pipestone and Jack’s mother played by Katie Roberts of Tyler at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center.
A Pipestone theater production of “Into the Woods” will feature a Luverne native playing one of its primarily characters. Nathan Sparks, 24, plays Jack from the fairy tale, “Jack and the Beanstalk.” The Dordt College theatre arts graduate said he wants to build a career in acting and had just...

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