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Rotary a big part of SOS, community

Group continues to give at home and abroadMARSHALL - The Sunrise Rotary Club in Marshall on Saturday will be holding its annual pancake breakfast with a new addition: the Mayor's Tour de Sunrise Bike Ride."It's a very family-friendly event," said Rotarian Eric Luther. "People can come in after ...

Sounds of Summer events moved indoors

Sounds of Summer events planned for this evening are being moved to the Red Baron Arena & Expo by the high school, because of the weather. Attendees are reminded to bring lawn chairs, as the only seating at the arena will be in the bleachers. All events are going on as scheduled. ...

It’s soon Sounds of Summer time

MARSHALL - Music, food, fun - it's all coming back to town this week for Marshall's Sounds of Summer festival. Organizers and community members have packed the schedule with events people of all ages can enjoy."It's exciting," said Marc Klaith, one of the members of the Sounds of Summer ...

Smokefest has become an SOS highlight

SMSU - Competitive barbecue and family fun will be big parts of the 10th annual Southwest Minnesota State University Smokefest.Event coordinator Jennifer Graven anticipates up to 50 barbecue teams will compete this year for cash prizes. Smokefest has become a regional favorite as teams from ...

Looking for books

By Natalie RademacherClaire Sohre, who lives in Sioux Falls, S.D., browsed the Marshall-Lyon County Library bookstore on Tuesday while visiting her grandmother in Marshall. The library will be having a Friends of the Library book sale, starting Thursday at noon.

Commissioners split on ABE office lease proposal

MARSHALL - Rent for office space in the renovated Lyon County Government Center was a topic of discussion for members of the Lyon County Board on Tuesday. County commissioners went over possible lease agreements for both Southwest Adult Basic Education and the Office of the State Auditor, but ...

Lincoln County Board awards box culvert bid to R & G Const.

IVANHOE - After presenting three bids for Lincoln County's three box culvert projects, county engineer David Halbersma returned to Tuesday's county board meeting with a recalculated bid for R & G Construction of Marshall that won it the bid. Apparently, there was a $20,000 error in the ...

Byrnes running for another term

MARSHALL - There will be a name on the ballot for mayor of Marshall this November - and a familiar one at that. Marshall Mayor Bob Byrnes said Monday that he will be filing for re-election this year."There were a number of factors that went into my decision," Byrnes said. One was that the ...

ON THE AGENDA: Lyon County Board

When: 9 a.m., todayWhere: Lower level, Lyon County Law Enforcement Center Consent agenda Resolution between Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Lyon County Adult Basic Education lease Office of the State Auditor office space lease Legacy Grant resolution Review 2015 audit results ...

Allen, Bill and all of Tyler welcome film crew

'Hap and Ashley' crew, along with star Barry Corbin, makes its way to small townTYLER - Allen Lund and Bill Furan, both of Tyler, are bracing themselves for the fame that is sure to come once the movie, "Hap and Ashley," which filmed a scene Friday in Tyler, premieres.Their parts were comprised ...

Pullers and back-seat drivers at the Murray County Fair

There will be a special guest coming to the Murray County Fair this year."We are having a tractor pull this year. They call themselves The Great Plains Tractor Pullers," said Fair Board Vice President Dave Herrig."We have never had them before," he added. "But I have heard they have done really ...

School board welcomes student reps, new MCS director

MARSHALL - Marshall Public School board members welcomed its newest student representatives during the school board meeting on Monday.Lyth Shahin, Kevin Berg and Sameh Hedlin are Marshall High School seniors-to-be who were selected as the 2016-17 student school board representatives. They won't ...

Community helpers

Ardys Hughes and Jack McLaughlin named Outstanding Senior CitizensMARSHALL - There are two individuals in the community who have selflessly devoted themselves to serving others over the years. The duo, Ardys Hughes and Jack McLaughlin, were both awarded the Lyon County Outstanding Senior ...

Standing together

Photo by Cindy VotrubaParticipants listen to speakers during "Light Up the Nation In Blue," a 5-kilometer run/walk to recognize the sacrifices made by police and law enforcement on Sunday in Independence Park. The new nationwide event was created by Thomas Burke, founder of the Officers Down 5K ...

Just married

Photo by Natalie RademacherBecky and Jake Lanoue, who got married this past Friday, enjoyed their first day as a married couple by participating in the Lyon County Fair demolition derby Saturday. The duo drove Mr. and Mrs. cars - his wore a tuxedo and hers was dressed in white, wearing a train ...

4 more file for Marshall City Council

MARSHALL - Four more candidates have joined those seeking seats on the Marshall City Council in November. Marshall City Clerk Jane DeVries said council member Ellayne Conyers is filing for re-election in Ward 3, David Bero and Dr. Steven Meister have filed for candidacy in Ward 2, and Donald ...

Biren: County Ditch 69 needs attention

COTTONWOOD - John Biren, Lyon County Soil and Water administrator, spoke this week at the Cottonwood Sportsmen's Club about County Ditch 69, crossing Barstad Road near the former Pizza Ranch, which needs cleaning.The ditch needs class 3 rock riprap on one side, and dirt and vegetation on the ...

Dream realized: Veterans honored, Minnesota-style

COTTONWOOD - Lance Peterson of Wood Lake has always had a dream to do something memorable to honor the memory of his friend, Steven Benzlin, who lost his life serving in the Gulf War. In July, the Cottonwood Sportsmen's Club, of which Peterson is a member, took 10 veterans on a trip of a ...

Team effort

MARSHALL - It takes the contributions of countless volunteers to pull off an event like the Lyon County Fair each year.The 2016 Lyon County Fair - the 113th Annual - is no different. From the fair board to the 4-H club members and families to the food stand workers and more, it requires a team ...