Pipestone News


04/20/2018 06:03 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Engineering costs quoted for Central School demolition 

Pipestone County Commissioners during their April 10 meeting heard a proposal from civil engineering firm Loucks to conduct engineering work for the demolition of Central School for $190,258. The quote from the Maple Grove-based company includes the development of demolition plans, handling of the bid process to hire a contractor to demolish the building, and administration and oversight of the demolition process.


04/19/2018 06:27 AM  ~~~Source~~~
PAS taking applications for Task Force 

About 25 community members gathered at Brown Elementary School the evening of April 12 for a second community meeting on the condition of Pipestone Area Schools' facilities, specifically the elementary schools. The meeting included answers to questions posed by community members during the first community meeting held on Feb. 20. Some of the answers presented by Kevin Enerson, PAS superintendent, included that the school district owns the land upon which both Brown and Hill schools were constructed.


04/18/2018 04:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Pipestone sells sheep business | Pipestone County Star 

Premier 1 Supplies LLC announced last week that it has acquired the sheep business unit from Pipestone Veterinary Services . "The acquisition of Pipestone's sheep business unit complements our existing sheep and goat supply business," said Ben Rothe, chief executive officer of Premier 1 Supplies.


04/18/2018 04:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Single-stream recycling beginning Oct. 1 

Pipestone County plans to implement its new single-stream recycling program beginning Oct. 1, according to a contract with Van Dyke Sanitation that was approved by the county board on April 10. In addition to no longer requiring residents to sort their recyclables, the contract with the Edgerton company expands curbside collection of recyclables to all cities in the county and businesses. Under the current contract with Van Dyke, curbside pick up is only offered for residences in Pipestone, Edgerton, Jasper and Ruthton.


04/18/2018 08:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Dianne Schulze 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11 at First Lutheran Church with Rev. Joyce Tollefson-Capp and Chaplain Char Donaldson, officiating.


04/18/2018 03:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Marjorie Erickson 

Marjorie Rae Erickson, 92, Bloomington, formerly of Pipestone, died Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Founders Ridge Senior Living in Bloomington. Marjorie Rae Erickson was born to Henry and Neola Nagel on June 14, 1925 in Brookings, S.D. where she was raised and attended school.


04/17/2018 11:04 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Dorothy Stangeland 

Funeral services were held Friday, April 13 at Christ the King Free Lutheran Church with Rev. Tim Johnson and Pastor David Bacon officiating.


04/17/2018 11:04 PM  ~~~Source~~~
John Westerbur 

John Carl Westerbur Jr. was born on Dec. 12, 1947 to John C. and Ethel Iona Westerbur in Pipestone. He attended school in Pipestone, graduating from Pipestone High School in 1965.


04/17/2018 11:04 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Lorraine Johnson 

Casket bearers were James Johnson, Jon Bierne, Ron Hellie, Nathan Taylor, Matt Taylor, Pat Bierne, Bill Berkeland and Levi Taylor. Evelyn Lorraine Johnson was born on Dec. 25, 1923 in Dell Rapids, S.D. to Olaf and Ida Berkeland.


04/13/2018 06:56 AM  ~~~Source~~~
PAS amps up internet service 

Pipestone Area Schools will soon have faster, more reliable and less expensive internet service. The school district is scheduled to be connected to fiber optic cable for its internet service by July 1, replacing the wireless service it has now.


04/12/2018 07:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
A different path 

On a school day last month at Blue Mounds Learning Center, the students were heading to Meinders Community Library. Steve Rops, Dean of Students, stood in the hallway to see them off, joking and talking with both students and staff, without managing to look like he was preventing anyone from taking off down the open hallway instead of through the open door leading to the waiting van.


04/12/2018 12:47 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Contamination to be assessed at former dry cleaner site 

The Pipestone City Council approved a limited site investigation last week of the former Toggery Cleaners property to discover the scope of contamination from both underground tanks and dry cleaning chemicals. American Engineering Testing, Inc. provided the lowest of two quotes the city received for the work, and will begin the assessment within the next couple of weeks, weather provided, for $10,084.72.


04/11/2018 08:46 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Main Street assessment hearing draws 17 

The Pipestone City Council held a public hearing on Monday evening, April 9, for property owners along Main Street who will be impacted by a mill and overlay planned for this year. The project under consideration would mill off the top layer of existing asphalt and put down a new layer in its place on Main Street from U.S. Highway 75/Eighth Avenue to Third Avenue NW, and on sections of Hiawatha Avenue, Second Avenue NW and two municipal parking lots.


04/11/2018 04:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Winter won't quit 

As evidenced by the 6 inches of snow that fell in Pipestone on Sunday, winter has been reluctant to yield to spring this year. A convoy of city workers in snow plows, blowers and dump trucks moves south down Hiawatha Avenue in Pipestone Monday morning, April 9, clearing the streets of around 6 inches of snow that fell on Sunday.


04/10/2018 08:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Death notice for Carol Dressen 

A memorial service will be held Friday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone Chapel. Visitation will be held one-half hour prior from 1-1:30 p.m. A second memorial service will be taking place in June at First Presbyterian Church in Pipestone.