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Johnson separated from employment with city

MARSHALL — He had been with the city of Marshall for only a year. But at Tuesday’s meeting of the Marshall City Council, City Administrator Nicholas Johnson and city officials agreed to end his employment there. Council members voted to approve a separation and release agreement for ...

Science gone wild

HENDRICKS — They started with a blank sheet of paper, but by the end, the students had created wacky insect characters. The animation was one of the many activities the K-6 students have taken part in during the two-week long Science Camp in Hendricks. Tuesday marked the seventh ...

YMC Board hears request for more public health funding

GRANITE FALLS — With concerns over a future possible measles outbreak, Countryside Public Health Director Liz Auch asked the Yellow Medicine County Board Tuesday to increase her budget so she could add more staffing. Auch provided the board with statistics on the measles outbreak in ...

Open house at DaVita

Photo by Deb Gau DaVita Kidney Care welcomed area residents Tuesday evening, during an open house at its Marshall location at the Market Street Mall. Staff members gave tours of DaVita’s Marshall dialysis and home training centers and answered questions about the services they offer. Here, ...

Farmers assessing hail damage

MARSHALL — About 40 area farmers struggling with the decision on whether or not to replant after a destructive hail storm last week received advice from area experts Monday morning inside a machine shed on the Paul Lanoue farm south of Marshall. “This is the first hail meeting I’ve ...

Minneota teen killed in crash remembered as a ‘positive influence’

MINNEOTA — Donald “Donnie” Schuelke IV wanted to be a marine biologist someday. This fall, he planned to take steps toward that dream as a biology and chemistry student at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. He intended to follow that up with a master’s degree in marine ...

Multiple crashes

Photo by Jody Isaackson Two people, including a child, were injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Lyon County Road 7 and U.S. Highway 14 on Monday, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The crash was reported at 11:50 a.m. A 2007 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Elizabeth ...

New interim superintendent for RTR excited to get started

MARSHALL — Having been retired for a year, Lee Warne of Marshall wasn’t really looking to go back to work. Not until his former colleague, Dick Orcutt, gave him a call. Warne has had more than 27 years of experience in successful administrative positions such as superintendent, principal ...

‘Community spirit’ displayed at 29th annual Western Fest Stampede Rodeo

GRANITE FALLS — Cowboys and cowgirls of all ages got together to share in the excitement at the 29th annual Western Fest Stampede Rodeo on Friday at Lee Mar Arena. Providing the entertainment for the evening were the littlest cowboys and cowgirls who bravely clutched onto sheep during the ...

Friends share memories of Glasz couple

CANBY — Friends of recently-slain couple Michelle (Marks) and Brian Glasz gathered to begin the healing process at memorial service and celebration of life on Saturday at Central Park in Canby. Michelle Glasz, 54, was a former resident of Marshall and 1981 graduate of Marshall High School. ...

Hail storm strikes Lynd

LYND — Erin Nelson remembers waking up at 4 a.m. hearing loud noises coming from outside her Redwood Court home Thursday. “I’m looking out (window) and saying, ‘no, not my new car,” Nelson said. For about 45 minutes, Nelson watched as hail from the Thursday morning storm hit her new ...

Memorial service for Glasz couple in Canby

CANBY — Area residents will be gathering this weekend to remember an Iowa couple with ties to southwest Minnesota. A memorial service and celebration of life for Brian Glasz and Michelle (Marks) Glasz will be held Saturday at 1 p.m., in Canby’s Central Park. Brian Glasz, 51, and ...

Avera completes community health assessment

MARSHALL — It took Avera Marshall more than a year to complete a community health needs assessment, but Raymond Weiss is confident they have collated a list of needs that the health community can work on fulfilling. Weiss, the Vice President of Mission Services at Avera Marshall, said ...

Warne hired to lead RTR schools

RUTHTON — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved hiring Lee Warne of Marshall as interim superintendent beginning July 1. Warne was one of two candidates interviewed by the administrative personnel committee June 12. His position will be and “at will” ...

County remains undecided on Minneota vet memorial

MARSHALL — More than a month had gone by since they received the request, but Lyon County commissioners still didn’t have answers on whether to contribute funding toward a veterans’ memorial project in Minneota. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Lyon County Board, Commissioner Gary Crowley ...

Breakfast on the farm

MARSHALL — You couldn’t exactly call it a “bright and early” morning. But even though the weather was drizzly outside, there was still a crowd of people lining up for pancakes, sausage and coffee at a farm south of Marshall. Good food and agriculture were the two focuses at the ...

Music is key at church

HAZEL RUN — “When you sing, you pray twice,” was sage advice from some grandmothers. Fire on the Prairie (FOTP) Church is unique for this area in its perspective to worship, praise and music. Not only is it a home church, but Fire on the Prairie members say they like the way the ...

Legacy Foundation tees off first golf fundraiser

MARSHALL — The Legacy Foundation of Marshall, founded by John Drown in 2011, hosted its first team Best Ball Scramble golf tournament at the Marshall Golf Course Wednesday. There were 64 golfers competing for prizes for hole-in-one on holes No. 4 and 10 as well as best score. This year ...

Author: We need to empower mainstream America

MARSHALL — The belief that government should serve the people is of crucial importance to the United States. But current U.S. politicians are more concerned with power than service, author Alan Duff argued. “We need to empower mainstream America,” Duff said, during a talk at the ...

Bid approved for Lincoln County building

IVANHOE — The Lincoln County Board on Tuesday approved a bid from Sussner Construction for building a maintenance building in Tyler during Tuesday’s meeting. Sussner submitted a bid of $143,600 for a wood frame structure that County Engineer Dave Halbersma said his crew could finish out ...