Palmer Bus Service has been serving the Farwell, Glenwood, Long Beach, Lowry, Sedan, Starbuck, Villard, and Westport communities by safely transporting students since 1999. We safely transport about 700 students each school day in Minnewaska.
Minnewaska School District #2149 consists of a K-12 school with a beautiful view of the lake.
Glenwood is located in Pope County and is about 130 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Lake Minnewaska is a breathtaking landmark in west central Minnesota and central to this school district.
Phil Sammon manages Palmer Bus Service for the Minnewaska School District in Glenwood, MN. Phil started with Palmer as a driver in the West Central Area School District in 2017 and became the manager in Glenwood mid-way through the 2018-2019 school year. Phil is retired from more than 30 years of federal service with the US Forest Service, Department of the Army and the Veterans Administration following his career in the US Navy. He and his wife, Teri, live in nearby Kensington and have four children. The family has traveled cross-country on several trips, and have lived literally coast to coast, from Virginia to Alaska.
Phil has a strong background in community relations and administration. He takes great satisfaction in making positive impressions on students and motivating drivers and staff to be their best.
Our Minnewaska Team
Award Winning Driver for Palmer Bus Service of Minnewaska 2017-2018
Curt Hoium-Driver of the Year for Palmer Bus Service of Minnewaska
Curt is a great example of a star driver for Palmer Bus Service. He is always ready to drive, with a clean safe bus. The kids and parents love his friendly personality. Curt has received high praise from Extra-Curricular activities and is highly requested. Whenever he is asked to do a trip or something extra his answer is always “yep, I can do that”.
Thank you Curt for your dedication.