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Remembering a deadly tornado

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TRACY — The morning turned out rainy — too wet for outdoor events at Tracy’s Central Park. But inside nearby Tracy Lutheran Church, a crowd had gathered for lunch and to mingle with both past and current Tracy residents. And around noon, people stood under umbrellas near the corner of ...

Three arrested in Lake Wilson drug search

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LAKE WILSON — Three people were arrested last week, after members of the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on a Lake Wilson residence. Drug Task Force agents seized more than 20 grams of methamphetamine, as well as drug paraphernalia, from the residence, said BRDTF ...

Festerlings retire

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Photo by Cindy Votruba A retirement ceremony for Julie and John Festerling was held at Samuel Lutheran School Sunday afternoon. John Festerling has been with the school since 1996 and served as the school’s principal and taught grades 6-8, and Julie Festerling taught kindergarten for ...

Lucan’s Pretzel Days

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Photo by Jody Isaackson Cole Remiger of Vesta reached 11 feet 9 inches in the pedal tractor pull at Lucan’s Pretzel Days Sunday afternoon.

The royal treatment

Business

MARSHALL — For some, getting a manicure and a pedicure is a special event. You may feel like royalty. Well, step up to the throne at Polish Nail Lounge. Owner Nancy Beck of Marshall moved her salon business to East College Drive in March after growing out of her Third Street location. She ...

Business Briefs for June 11

Business

Kontz qualifies for Million Dollar Round Table Court of the Table Prudential Financial, Inc. announced recently that Jim Kontz, a financial professional with The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s Twin Cities, located at 214 West College Drive, has qualified for membership in the ...

Crime and Accidents for June 11

News of Record

MARSHALL — A Marshall man, 37, was arrested for assault, burglary and making terroristic threats in an incident reported at 6:47 a.m. Sunday on the 900 block of West Main Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL — A Marshall man, 18, was cited for failure to yield in a traffic incident ...

Airport runway work begins Monday

Local News

MARSHALL — The type of traffic is different, but airport runways get wear and tear like other roads. That’s why one of the runways at Marshall’s airport will be off-limits to planes next week. Work on a mill and overlay of the airport’s crosswind runway, Runway 02/20, is scheduled to ...

Head Start needs a home

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MARSHALL — A vital Marshall program for young children is looking for a home. The United Community Action Partnership’s Head Start and Early Head Start program was housed for the past 12 years at the Grace Life Church building on East College Drive, but last December it was notified that ...

Reception for retiring judge

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A retirement reception for Judge Leland Bush was held Friday afternoon at the Lyon County courthouse. Bush was appointed as a District Court judge in 2002, and before that he had a 25-year career as an attorney in southwest Minnesota. Bush, at left, greeted Gary and Beth Erdmann during the ...

fun and faith

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The Southwest Minnesota Fellowship of Christian Athletes held its eighth annual junior sports clinic in Marshall on Thursday. A total of 250 kids, in third through eighth grade, took part in a one-day sports camp at Marshall High School and the Red Baron Arena. After clinics for sports ...

Stars in the making

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Two groups of students in grades 3-8 rehearsed at Southwest Minnesota State University Thursday morning for their upcoming production of “Disney’s The Aristocrats” to be performed at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. June 15. Pictured is Park Side Elementary Music Teacher Paula Dovre as she teaches ...

On the Record

News of Record

Crime TRACY — A suspicious vehicle was reported at 10:06 p.m. Thursday on the 800 block of Center Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. TRACY — An animal complaint was reported at 7:53 p.m. Thursday on the 400 block of Fifth Street, Tracy Police said. No ...

Finding a cause

Features

TRACY Kevin and Wendy Haney of rural Tracy don’t ride motorcycle, but they are participating in Ride-For-A-Reason in two big ways. Wendy Haney designed a quilt for raffle at a national convention, and Kevin Haney will provide electronic and medical support for the fundraising ...

Korean company reportedly seeking to acquire Schwan’s

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A South Korean food giant is reportedly seeking to acquire Schwan’s Co., a Korean business news website said Thursday. CJ CheilJedang, a subsidiary of CJ Group, recently took part in a preliminary bidding process to acquire a U.S. food company for an estimated $2.8 billion, according to a ...

Tracy has meet-and-greet for new city admin

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TRACY — Wednesday was a big day for the new Tracy City Administrator, Chris Ambuehl, with a meet-and-greet. It was his first appearance in his new position, although he doesn’t officially start work until June 25. Ambuehl’s new office is still missing a desk, but the enthusiastic ...

Hunt for medallion new for Pretzel Days

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LUCAN — For the past five years, A Taste of Lucan Pretzel Days has been considered a family-friendly celebration with plenty to do for people of all ages. The sixth annual Pretzel Days will continue in that tradition with an addition of a medallion hunt this evening, with clues being ...

100 years of music in the park

Local News

The Marshall Municipal Band kicked off its 100th season with a evening concert at Liberty Park Wednesday. Band director Bob Meffert leads the musicians through one of the musical selections.

Crime and Accidents for June 8

News of Record

MARSHALL — A 23-year-old male was cited for public consumption at 10:46 p.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. The man was released to a responsible party, Police said. MARSHALL — Parties in a family matter reported at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday on the ...

‘Never Forget’: Saturday event to remember 1968 Tracy tornado

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TRACY — It was a tragic day in the history of a Lyon County community. On June 13, 1968, an F5 tornado struck the city of Tracy, leaving a path of destruction through town. Nine people were killed, and 125 were injured. Although the memories of that day might be painful, the Tracy tornado ...