Pipestone News

01/20/2018 01:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
8 to 10 inches of snow forecast for Twin Cities for Sunday night, Monday 

A looming winter storm expected to arrive late Sunday could bring up to 10 inches of snow to a broad swath of southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro area, forecasters said Saturday. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued an updated forecast for the Sunday-Monday storm on Saturday morning, but continued to caution that Minnesotans should "stay tuned to the latest forecast" as "the location of the [snow] will likely shift over the next 36 hours."

01/17/2018 02:53 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rock the Caucus 

The political party faithful will do a lot more than simply cast their votes in 11 months. This option is available to all constituents as well beginning in a couple of weeks with the precinct caucuses that will be held across the state on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. "Caucus is an excellent event to attend for anyone who desires a greater involvement in the political process than just voting in November," said Gene Raak, who is the chair of the Pipestone County Republican party.

01/17/2018 12:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
HRA resolves companion animal issue 

The Pipestone Housing and Redevelopment Authority determined that a service/companion animal living within the building does have the right to be located in common areas, as long as it's on a leash and is housebroken. In December, Nokomis resident Pat Paverud attended the HRA board meeting to discuss her ability to take her companion animal, Babi, a Maltese-Poodle mix, in common areas like the 12th floor of the high rise, where the laundry facilities and TV room are located.

01/17/2018 12:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Snow make-up days could become e-learning days in 2018-19 school year 

Pipestone Area Schools is considering using virtual school days for snow make-up days beginning next school year. The virtual days would be held on make-up days that are built into the school calendar on days when there would otherwise be no school.

01/17/2018 12:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Schoolmeester keeps PAS board chair 

Pipestone Area Schools Board members during their annual organizational meeting on Jan. 8 unanimously decided to keep Wendy Schoolmeester as board chair for 2018. Wendy Schoolmeester was named Pipestone Area Schools Board chair for the third consecutive year at the school board's first meeting of 2018.

01/12/2018 07:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
130-year old Calumet Inn showing signs of distress 

The city closed off access to the alley behind the Historic Calumet Inn after a 15-pound piece of quartzite fell, Jan. 2, from the highest level of the building's south side, just shy of the roof line. The safety precaution barriers will remain until the loose stones are removed, according to Doug Fortune, Pipestone Building and Zoning director.

01/11/2018 08:03 AM  ~~~Source~~~
New well searched for signs of more water 

Construction at the city of Pipestone's water treatment facility was paused for a few weeks during the bitter cold over the holiday season, but the construction of the facility is "a little ahead of schedule" due to the reasonable weather last fall, and will resume again soon. That update, as well as news about the well situation at the new site on the city's north side, was given by Joel Adelman, city water/wastewater supervisor, during the Pipestone City Council's Jan. 2 meeting.

01/10/2018 06:08 PM  ~~~Source~~~
PAS ends fiscal 2017 with surplus 

For the third consecutive year, Pipestone Area Schools ended its fiscal year with a surplus, this one a total $283,584 for fiscal year 2017. The school district had projected a deficit of $620,254 for fiscal 2017.

01/10/2018 01:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
City of Pipestone: Final quarter 2017 departmental updates 

Pipestone city department heads are required to prepare a report and be at Pipestone City Council meetings once per quarter to update the council on departmental activities. What follows is a summary of some of the highlights presented during the council's Jan. 2 meeting: Cold may be penetrating bones, but not too much into the ground -- yet Despite the bitter cold that gripped the area the final weeks of 2017, Joel Adelman, city water and wastewater supervisor, said the city had not received any reports of frozen pipes.

01/10/2018 01:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Indonesian exchange student spends a school year in Pipestone 

Kent Chandra's first impression when he stepped off the jet in Sioux Falls was, "It's cold." That was on Aug. 10. "When I walked out from the airplane in Sioux Falls, it was cold and I asked my host family, 'Is it winter?" Chandra said.

01/10/2018 01:28 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Donations feed and clothe students grades 5-12 

When Tanya Schroyer started her position as counselor at the Pipestone Area Schools middle/high school four years ago, she collected gently used clothing from friends, family and her own closet to give to students in need. "As a human being your basic needs need to be met first," Schroyer said.

01/09/2018 11:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Walter Bauman 

Walter Edward Bauman was born to John and Edna Bauman April 24, 1924 on a farm north of Jasper. He attended country school in District #26 and attended high school in Jasper.

01/09/2018 11:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
James Blom 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church, Pipestone, with Rev. Jerry Blom and Rev.

01/06/2018 01:06 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Arrows fall to Tigers home and away 

The Pipestone Area basketball teams dropped Big South Conference decisions to Marshall Friday night. The Arrow boys fell to the Tigers 78-45 in Pipestone, while the Arrow girls were edged 43-42 in Marshall.

01/05/2018 06:44 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Message on a bottle 

About 25 Pipestone Area Schools high school students filled the Pipestone Liquor Store the Friday morning before Christmas. The students were part of STARS and the underage alcohol use prevention program funded by a Minnesota Department of Human Services grant totaling $945,000 over five years.