Articles from the August 3, 2023 edition

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  • Pope County Fair is underway! (VIDEO updated)

    Randy Olson|Aug 3, 2023

    Note: a new video was posted with this article that features Friday night sights at this year's Pope County Fair. The 137th annual Pope County Fair is underway in Glenwood. Activities continue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 4 to 6, culminating with the demolition derby in the fairgrounds grandstand at 1 p.m. on Sunday. On Thursday, August 3, the Birch Coulee Rodeo starts at 6:30 p.m.. Exhibit buildings close at 9 p.m., and the 4-H buildings close at 10 p.m. Friday, August 4 The second...

  • The day God, faith, family and baseball united in Elrosa (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Aug 3, 2023

    On Sunday, July 30 at Elrosa's Saints Field baseball stadium, the Parishes on the Prairie Catholic churches hosted a special outdoor Mass led by St. Cloud Diocese Bishop Patrick Neary. The setting, the turnout and the worship was a breathtaking experience with over 500 worshipers filling rows upon rows of chairs across the infield. The choir and altar were on trailers at home plate and near first base. One video clip has been posted with this web article featuring Bishop Neary greeting the...

  • Plenty of smiles to go around at 17th Jake's Day

    Randy Olson|Aug 3, 2023

    The 17th annual Bonanza Valley Royal Strutters Jake's Day youth hunting and conservation event was another success based on the number of smiles it brought to area kids on Saturday, July 29 at the Belgrade Sportsmen's shooting range. A video embedded here features kids shooting at the clay trap station that day....

  • When Democrats are in charge...we're in trouble (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Aug 3, 2023

    When Democrats are in charge, life can become a three-ring circus, just as it has in recent years in New York City. As of this past week, that city's migrant shelters are officially full, and migrants are now forced to live and sleep on the street. New York City is becoming a fallen city under the rule of Democrats. In areas where Democrats are in charge, such as NYC, society is coming apart at the seams. With undocumented immigrants pouring across the southern border, this will only get worse....

  • Elrosa Saints advance to second weekend of regions (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Aug 3, 2023

    The Elrosa Saints baseball team stays alive in the Region 15C amateur tournament after earning a 4-2 win against Pearl Lake on Sunday, August 6 in Lake Henry. Trailing 1-0 through five innings, the Saints put up a four-spot in the bottom of the sixth and ended Pearl Lake's season. NEXT: Elrosa (17-4-1) faces the Cold Spring Rockies in a state-qualifying game next Saturday, August 12 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in Lake Henry. In another region tournament, the Regal Eagles have qualified for the...

  • Missing dogs near Belgrade

    Randy Olson|Aug 3, 2023

    Missing from Belgrade are black labs Buster and Raji. They are going to be very scared. They were taken from their home for the last 8 and 9 years in South Dakota and moved to Minnesota to live in a barn and not have any way of getting outside. Was not my choice. Were taken while I was not home. Please if you see them message me. They will be scared. Please dontt chase. I miss them. I want them back. David (605) 860-2228...