Holland News

01/17/2018 02:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Variance for feedlot approved over city of Holland's objections 

The Pipestone County Board of Adjustments, over the objections of a handful of residents, approved a variance allowing Brinkmeyer Farms to build a feedlot located less than a mile from the city limits of Holland. A variance was required because the county's zoning ordinance prohibits new feedlots or expansions of existing feedlots within one mile of "the corporate limits of any incorporated community."

01/02/2018 04:50 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Louis a oeLoua Brouwer 

Louis "Lou" Brouwer, 92, Pipestone, formerly of Tyler, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 at the Avera Behavioral Health Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 4 from 4-7 p.m. at the Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Peter Louis "Lou" Brouwer was born to Arie and Gertie Brouwer on July 21, 1925 near Larchwood, Iowa and baptized in the Reformed Church in Inwood.

10/31/2017 02:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Wally Smidt 

Honorary casket bearers were his granddaughters, Katie Johnson, Sally Hefner, Brooke Vander Sluis, Stephanie De Zotell, Jackie Smidt and Janna Vander Sluis. Memorials may be directed to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Good Samaritan Home of Pipestone Popcorn and Special Events Fund.

10/20/2017 06:29 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Local data sought on cover crops, groundwater protection | Pipestone County Star 

Cover crops are considered an agricultural Best Management Practice for multiple reasons, including the protection of groundwater quality by preventing nitrogen fertilizer from leaching into the water table. The above draft maps show, in brown, where in the state the area is considered to be vulnerable to nitrate moving easily through the soil into the groundwater.

10/04/2017 03:24 PM  ~~~Source~~~
LPRW adjusts for rising demand 

There was a time not many years ago when Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water allowed its customers to use as much water as they wanted. Increasing demand for water, however, made that an unsustainable way to operate, according to Jason Overby, LPRW general manager.