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Marshall’s Legion Boys Staters chosen

Marshall American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) announce the following eight young men as their representatives to the 68th annual American Legion Boys State at Southwest Minnesota State University, from June 12-18.The Boys Staters representing Marshall are Kevin Berg, the son Cathy ...

Lyon County Board

When: 9 a.m., TuesdayWhere: Lower level, Lyon County Law Enforcement Center Consent agenda Joint powers modification for tribal inclusion to Regional Radio Board Resolution for court e-services Quotes on cleaning Judicial Ditch 15 Lateral A, County Ditch 37 County Ditch 48 Park donation ...

Seifert to represent CD 7 at RNC

MARSHALL - Former Minnesota House Rep. and Minority Leader Marty Seifert was elected this weekend to represent western Minnesota at the July Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.Voting jurisdiction included 38 counties in Congressional District 7. Seifert said his slot was the ...

Rolling with the ‘Stangs

CANBY - It might have seemed like an intimidating proposition: strap yourself into a wheelchair, and try to dribble a basketball down the court past opponents much more experienced than you. While a group of Canby High School students were willing to try, they didn't seem overly enthusiastic ...

Plenty left to do in St. Paul in next 3 weeks

MARSHALL - Transportation: Everyone agrees there is a major need to fund improvements. Technology: Everyone agrees more money is needed for expanded rural broadband Internet infrastructure. Education: That's an area that rightfully gets its share of funding every year, and will again in ...

Fghting Parkinson’s

A Marshall fitness instructor will be offering a new boxing training program designed to help people with Parkinson's diseaseMARSHALL - We might think of boxing as an intense sport. But it's more than that, Joy Boerboom said - it can give people with Parkinson's disease a chance to jab back at ...

A chair for Eric

Photo by Karin EltonEric Boerboom of Marshall tried out his new Action Trackchair on Friday afternoon. He and his family - parents Dennis and Dawn Boerboom, and brother, Brent - gathered the money to pay for it from a variety of sources: the Action Mobility Foundation, a gofundme.com page, a ...

Off the hook

With Minnesota's fishing opener a couple weeks away, there is plenty of action on the water. At Lake Sarah, the DNR is working on unraveling the mystery to its walleye population's success and how it can be duplicated on other area lakesGARVIN - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ...

Martig farewell

Photo by Deb GauMarshall community members gathered to say farewell to City Administrator Ben Martig during an open house at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Thursday. Martig will be leaving Marshall after eight years as city administrator, to take a position as administrator of the city of ...

Mock case is a learning experience for SMSU students

MARSHALL - A special session of the U.S. Supreme Court was called to order at the Adult Community Center Thursday afternoon, but it wasn't your typical Supreme Court hearing. Southwest Minnesota State University students in Professor Doug Simon's U.S. Supreme Court class assembled before a ...

Trash talking

GreenStep City Clean-up Day was a big success - just look around for proofMARSHALL - Volunteers were out in force last week for the second annual Marshall GreenStep City Clean-up Day. And whether or not one considers Marshall a big city or a small town, keeping it clean, everyone can agree, is ...

When they grow up

Photo by Deb GauPre-kindergarten students at Samuel Lutheran School thought about what they'd like to be when they grow up, as part of Samuel Lutheran's spring program. The kids dressed for their future jobs, and sang songs about being builders, firefighters, farmers and more.

Jim Witter’s Piano Men to perform Friday in Marshall

MARSHALL - When Jim Witter developed a show featuring songs by Elton John and Billy Joel, he intended to do just a few performances.Since then, the show has traveled across the United States as well as Dubai, England and Scotland.Jim Witter's Piano Men, A Musical Journey Through the '70s, will ...

Fashion from WWI

Photo by Karin EltonSheila Tabaka, a Southwest Minnesota State University theater professor, points out a few details on a dress she created from a pattern from the World War I era. Her presentation, "Inside and Out: Women's Fashion in World War I," at the Whipple Gallery Wednesday was part of ...

Council passes tax abatement bond for softball fields

MARSHALL - A bonding proposal to pay for construction of a softball complex and other recreation projects in passed the Marshall City Council on Tuesday night. A public hearing on a $2.9 million tax abatement bond was held at the council's regular meeting.Although the council voted to approve ...

Mission accomplished

Photo by Karin EltonTRiO Upward Bound program's mission is to provide services and activities that will prepare high school students for post-secondary enrollment upon graduation from high school. Six Upward Bound graduating seniors in Marshall have been accepted into college for the fall. A ...

Power of the Purse

Photo by Anna HaecherlMark "Monty Hall" Fokken was the special guest at the United Way of Southwest Minnesota's Power of the Purse fundraiser Tuesday at the Ramada Inn. Attendees were asked to produce items from their purses - such as Denise Odegaard who was able to find a cartoon-themed ...