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USAC demands RTR School District repay $42,565.53

TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District was presented with a demand for a $42,0000 payment by Southwest West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC) during Wednesday’s school board meeting. Josh Sumption, regional Telecom Co-op director with SWWC delivered the demand for Universal ...

‘A huge wake-up call’

MARSHALL — A heart attack can be subtle but deadly, and recognizing its signs saved Adam Fogelson’s life. Fogelson said that he had been at his parents’ home by Milroy on Oct. 22, 2016, helping his dad, Jerry, trim trees. They had gone into Milroy for lunch when Fogelson noticed that ...

Showing off their acting skills

TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School drama club played to a full house on Saturday night as it presented its 2017 One-Act Plays, which included the show that made it to state competition. The drama club took the show “Not By Chance” to state competition a couple of weeks ...

Area dance teams do well at state competition

MARSHALL — Going from sixth place to the medals at the Minnesota Girls Dance Team Tournament is usually unheard of, said Yellow Medicine East dance team coach Chris Nerdahl. But her high kick team managed to nab third place in Class A high kick on Saturday after placing sixth in the ...

Giving back

MARSHALL — Marshall Middle School students teamed up with Marshall Sunrise Rotary Club members to package about 95,000 meals for a Food for Kidz project on Friday morning at MMS. Sunrise Rotarian and event co-chair Eric Luther said it was the eighth year for the collaboration. “It’s a ...

Protest targets bank’s role in Dakota Access pipeline

MARSHALL — About 20 to 25 protesters lined an area in front of Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street in Marshall Friday morning. Members of Marshall Area Peace Seekers in partnership with Water Protectors Collective held signs, beat drums and chanted to bring awareness of Wells Fargo’s role in ...

Official: District debt at $25.613 million

MARSHALL — The Marshall Public School District’s total indebtedness is currently at $25.613 million, according to its director of business services. Bruce Lamprecht said that total includes debt for major building projects like the construction of Marshall High School, other updates to ...

YME jazz team 3rd at state dance; LQPV/D-B takes 5th

The Yellow Medicine East jazz dance team won third place in Class A, and the Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd jazz dance team placed 5th at the Minnesota State High School League Dance Team competition on Friday. In Class AA, Marshall’s jazz dance team did not move on to finals, taking 10th ...

Looking to change ag rules

MARSHALL — Nearly 50 people flocked to Southwest Minnesota State University Wednesday for the 2017 Farm Outlook & Education Seminar, hosted by SMSU and area banks to help ag-related businesses achieve their goals. Featured speakers included two Iowa attorneys and a marketing analyzer, ...

Wild and fun

MARSHALL — Children here know how to have good time. Just ask Bryan Atchison with Koo Koo Kanga Roo. “This a party crowd,” Atchison said. Atchison and Neil Olstad just finished an hour long show of jumping, dancing and shouting at the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts ...

Around the world with Obama

MARSHALL — From the small town of Madison, to Washington, D.C., Sweden, Russia, Japan and Australia, hard work has taken Lac qui Parle High School graduate Hannah Hankins around the world. Hankins recently completed six years working in the Obama White House. Southwest Minnesota State ...

Tour targets Health and Human Services

MARSHALL — The Lyon County Government Center is a central location for area health and human services workers. The problem is, they’re running short on space, Southwest Health and Human Services Director Chris Sorensen said Wednesday. Compared to a few years ago, there are many more ...

Science on display

MARSHALL — Sixth-grader Braxton Seifert picked up the odd-looking contraption that had a crank on one side and light bulb connected on the other side. It sat on the palm of one hand and the other hand held the light bulb. “I went to an antique shop and basically found this on the floor ...

City council holds off on child care permit

MARSHALL — A growing need for child care was at the center of discussion Tuesday night at a Marshall City Council meeting. Council members received a permit request from Grace Life Church to allow an increased number of children in day care on church property. But while council members ...

YMC board considers well sealing, equipment purchases

GRANITE FALLS — In an unusual action by Yellow Medicine County Board, three items were pulled from the consent agenda Tuesday before the other items would be approved as one unit. Commissioner John Berends asked for more information on a reclassification of terminal agency coordinator. ...

Bingo time at the ACC

Photo by Mike Lamb Several members of the Marshall Adult Community Center spent Valentine’s Day playing bingo. The game was held right after the committee meeting. The center holds activities daily, and the next bingo event will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 537-6109.

District shares tax estimates for referendum

MARSHALL — A new building referendum for Marshall Public Schools could mean tax increases for local property owners, but how much of an impact depends on the property. The actions of the state Legislature could even play a part in how some local taxpayers are affected, said Bruce ...

Lincoln board gets Shaokatan report

IVANHOE — Lincoln County Environmental Administrator Robert Olsen gave a report on the Lake Shaokatan Lake Improvement District (LSLID) at the Lincoln County Board meeting Feb. 7. The LSLID board of directors have met and discussed the resolution setting the ag land assessments for a ...

Tiger alumnus finds smiles in Marshall

Editor’s Note: This story is the latest in a series that reflect the contributions made by Marshall High School graduates when they returned to the community. MARSHALL — Dr. Bart Johnson has found support and opportunity returning to his hometown to live. Currently co-owner with his ...

RTR takes One-Act Play to state competition

TYLER — The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District has something new to celebrate in that its One-Act Play advanced to state competition last week. “Subsections were in Pipestone, and the section finals were in Redwood Falls,” adviser/director Neil Witte said. “We received first place ...