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Larsen named DCCW Woman of the Year

LAKE BENTON — Ardith Larsen was passed over last year for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s (DCCW) Woman of the Year Award, so she didn’t think that her name would be submitted again this year. But it was. At the spring DCCW convention in Redwood Falls, Larsen was recognized for ...

Here’s A Thought for Aug. 3

A thankful remembrance Reflecting on my tenure as the first board certified clinical pastoral care provider of Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center within Marshall’s community since my retirement in August 2017, and preparing to move to Mankato, these words from a poem comes to mind, ...

Here’s A Thought for July 20

“When Jesus landed on the shore and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.” (Mark 6:34) The shepherd’s heart for you In our Gospel lesson, Jesus is not telling a story about a shepherd. He is ...

Local/National Faith Briefs

Louwagie celebrates 50 years in the priesthood July 20 The Rev. Vincent Louwagie will celebrate 50 years of ordination Friday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. Mass followed by a meal and reception at St. Clotilde Church in Green Valley. Church group stranded by Haiti fuel protests returns to ...

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SMSU Briefs for Aug. 8

Gold Rush Days Aug. 23-26 at SMSU Freshmen will arrive on campus for Southwest Minnesota State University’s Gold Rush Days orientation Aug. 23-26. Classes begin for all students on Monday, Aug. 27. Orientation is an opportunity for students to meet fellow first-year students while ...

Campus Notes for Aug. 1

Doerr named to dean’s list at Drake Nicholas Doerr of Marshall has been named to the dean’s List at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the spring 2018 semester at Drake.

Education Briefs for July 25

Ritter receives Outstanding Service Award On July 12, Martha Ritter was presented with the 2018 Outstanding Service Award for SWWC. The award was presented at the Minnesota Service Cooperatives Annual Conference July 11-13 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd. Ritter began working at SWWC in ...

SMSU Briefs for July 25

SMSU invites comments prior to October HLC visit Southwest Minnesota State University is seeking comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. SMSU will host a visit Oct. 28-30 with a team representing the Higher ...

Engagements, Weddings, Anniversaries | VIEW ALL

Swanson, Engbarth

IVANHOE — Emily Swanson and Riley Engbarth announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Deb Swanson of rural Ivanhoe, Nicole and Shaun Slegers of Lake Benton, and Nathan Engbarth of Canistota, S.D. Swanson is a 2014 graduate of Lincoln HI Ivanhoe and a 2016 graduate of ...

Bruns, Freiss

MARSHALL — Victoria Bruns and Parker Freiss announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Clyde and Joy Bruns of Green Valley, and Charles Freiss and Catherine Schlagel of Marshall. Bruns is a 2011 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2016 graduate of Minnesota West in Granite Falls ...

Schelske, Amundson

MARSHALL — Kara Schelske and Edwin Amundson announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Steve and Ronda Schelske of Reliance, S.D., and Duane and Jacqueline Amundson of Ivanhoe. Schelske is the granddaughter of Marvin Holtrop and the late LaVon Holtrop, and Ralph Schelske and the ...

Prorok, Fish

MARSHALL — Sydney Prorok and Austin Fish announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Ron and Missy Prorok of Marshall and Kevin and Chris Fish of Lincoln, Nebraska. Prorok is a 2013 graduate of Marshall High School and a 2017 graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She ...