-Bald Eagle Water Ski Show @3:30-4:45pm
*based in White Bear Lake, this group has been performing for Waterama since I've been attending almost every year since 00'!
It's hard to see the different cool moves (see wikipedia) they did in the pictures above. I highly reccomend checking it out "live". I've seen this show almost every year since 2000. This year, I think they just did only 1 day compared to 2 days in the past. It's probably because they get tired when they do two shows in a row within two days. I remember last year-it was a Sunday and they kept on falling. This year, I think they did a better job!
Entering the Beautiful Scenic View of Lake Minnewaska
I remember my first time going to Morris as a prospective student before attending the University of Minnesota-Morris, I was captivated by the awesome view going into town from the east on Highway 28....
Taken on January 28th of 2007
Here are other views that this camera phone pic can't really describe the beauty entering Glenwood from the north on highway 29...
History "The range of the variety of performers has been exciting over the past decade. Symphony orchestras, instrumental soloists and groups, pianists, singer- songwriters portraying many eras of American music, chorales, ethnic dance performances as well as multi-community groups coming together to perform have graced the stage. Some of the big names have included: Bobby Mcferrin, Lori Line, Gene Pitney, Mary Beth Carlson, Gary Puckett, Bobby Vee, The Platters, The Coasters, The Kingston Trio, Clay Crosse, Minneapolis Community College Gospel Choir, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, the Heartland Bluegrass Opry, and a host of other wonderful entertainers. In 2003 the Central Square Board of Directors brought an annual concert series to Glenwood. In the first season 4 concerts were offered and in the 2nd series this was expanded to 5 concerts, with more plans for future concert series to expand even further. Central Square is very proud to bring renowned performances to this wonderful venue, for the enjoyment of West Central Minnesota residents. An annual professional children’s theatre production is offered to schoolchildren, who travel as far as 80 miles, one way, for what is perhaps their only exposure to a professionally produced theatre experience."
Below are pictures I took during the performance of "Hitch Your Wagon to a Star" by the area Home School students on Friday, February 15th of 2008..
Resort & Campground
*my personal referal-tell them "Sal" says hi!
Randy, Judie & Scott Crumb
24050 N Lakeshore Drive
Glenwood, MN 56334
320-634-3619 or 800-892-3619 Camping Resort for Avid Travelers, Vacationers, & Fishermen, from woodlawnresort.net
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1/2 mile west
Fishing Boat & Pontoon Rentals
Paddle Boat & Kayak Rentals"
*we payed only $105 (part of the day price-5 hours, which we used it only from 2:30p-7pm) up front and got $12 back for the gas we didn't use that was left in the tank
"Pope County residents woke up Monday morning to dark skies and high winds and by 7:30 a.m. the skies turned violent with cloud-to-ground lightning, winds in excess of 80 miles per hour and heavy rain.
In the aftermath, most of Pope County was without power as trees took down power lines all over the area. At one point, it was estimated some 50 lines were down. The entire Glenwood, Starbuck and Lowry communities were without power, as were most of the rural areas in the county. Reports Monday morning stated that more than 3,000 households and businesses were without power in Pope County.
The winds, suspected of being straight-lined winds, according to police, brought down hundreds of trees in the area, uprooting many 100-year old trees along the Minnewaska lakeshore and in communities.
Power was restored to a portion of Glenwood at about 11:30 a.m., but most of the community and surrounding areas was still without power at that time. By 3 p.m., there were about 1,100 households and businesses in the area still without power.
Boats and docks along South Lakeshore Drive suffered severe damage and the road was impassable for most of the day on Monday as workers tried to restore power and remove trees from the roadway. Hundred-year-old oak trees were said to be uprooted in the area near the stone wall on South Lakeshore Drive. There was also extensive tree and property damage in the Halwood Road area.
While most of the damage in Glenwood was caused by straight-lined winds, a funnel cloud was sighted north of Lowry, according to police reports. Where the UPA-CPA Powerline crosses Highway 55 east of Lowry, a tower on the north side of the highway went down and a power cable was down across Highway 55 and a Canadian Pacific rail line, so no trains or traffic were able to move through that area for more than six hours on Monday.
Then, just after the power was restored to the homes and businesses along Minnesota Ave. in Glenwood, firefighters were called to an apparent electrical fire
at a residence at 608 East Minnesota Avenue. Firefigthters from Glenwood, Brooten and Starbuck were on the scene and there was smoke coming out of the back portion of the home. No further details were available at the time this issue of the Tribune went to press.
Emergency personnel responded to 117 SW 3rd Avenue in Glenwood, when a tree was uprooted and caused a gas line rupture. The tree fell against the home.
Going to press for the Tribune was also a challenge Monday, with no power in Glenwood and no power Quinco Press in Lowry where the newspaper is printed. John R. Stone, business manager at Quinco Press, arranged to have all Monday publications printed at Sauk Centre. The newspaper was delayed, however, because with no power in Glenwood, the Tribune staff was unable to digitally send the news pages to the Press. "
"POPE COUNTY, Minn. (KSAX) – Severe storms hit Pope County Monday morning, uprooting trees and knocking down power lines. Cleanup is underway, but roads are still closed and homes and businesses are without power.
In Glenwood, hundreds of homes are still without power and a few roads around Lake Minneswaska are closed until all the tree debris and fallen power lines can be cleared.
Carl Sudbrink from Glenwood said he is suffering. He has health problems and is losing sleep with electricity.
"I have to have air conditioning; I have to have a mask to wear to make me breath at night when I sleep, because I’ll stop breathing", Sudbrink said, "So I’ve been up since 6:30 yesterday morning and I’m still up".
Highway 55 in Lowry is still shut down and most of the town is also without electricity.
Pat Otremba worries it could be four to five days before her power is restored. In the meantime, she is running a generator and trying not to let it get her down.
"We can keep that running and keep our freezers and our food cold you know, we're fine", Otremba said.
And some neighbors decided to take an alternative route.
"People have just moved in with their friends or relatives or went to a motel", Otremba said.
Excel Energy has been working to restore power to properties in Pope County and said the majority of it should be back on Tuesday night.
While the lack of power has been an inconvenience, many, like Carla Lundblad from Lowry, are just thankful no one was hurt during the storm and look forward to things getting back to normal.
"It will be nice when the generators and chainsaws aren't running and we can go back to the birds and the kids", Lundblad said.
If you're looking to help with the cleanup call: (320) 634-2025, and if you in need of assistance call (320) 634-2017.
THe Minnesota Department of Transportation said Minnesota State Patrol said Highway 55 will remain closed for up to two days to allow cres to restore the damaged power lines.
For updated information on the road reopening, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.
Written for the web by Emily Reppert
Minnewaska Youth For Christ , yfcminnesota.com "... has been serving the youth of the area since 2004. Directors Jon and Hope Jordahl are committed to seeing lives changed by the power of Jesus Christ. ..