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A summer splash

This year's Sounds of Summer festival didn't go exactly as planned, but the weather didn't put a damper on all the funMARSHALL - The 8th Annual Sounds of Summer celebration drew hundreds of people to Marshall this weekend despite scattered rain showers that looked to put a damper on some of the ...

Porter celebrates 135 years

PORTER - The small town of Porter celebrated in a big way at Porter Harvest Festival 2016 this past weekend.There was a lot to see and do as this year's festival commemorated 135 years as a community and 125 years for the Porter Fire Department. And not even the occasional rain shower could ...

Pilot of spray plane killed in crash

RURAL RUTHTON - The pilot of a spray plane died Friday morning after the plane he was flying crashed after striking a radio tower.The plane went down in Fountain Prairie Township, Section 1, in rural Ruthton in Pipestone County, the Pipestone County Sheriff's Office said.Upon arrival at the ...

Putting on the BBQ

SMSU's annual Smokefest has grown in the past decadeMARSHALL - The setup is detailed. There are themed tents and trailers, rows of smokers, stacks of wood and bags of charcoal, hours spent prepping pork or beef brisket. And the competition can be tough, participants said Friday. But the ...

Lil’ dancers, big energy

Lil' Tiger Dance Camp members worked hard this week, learning new moves they will show off todayLocal first- through seventh-grade girls were busy making leaps and bounds at the Lil' Tiger Dance Camp this week."It's going really well so far," said coach Brooke Lothert, who is a member of the ...

The Sounds must go on (tonight’s events moved indoors)

Tonight's SOS events moved indoorsAll Saturday evening SOS events originally scheduled for the parking lots downtown will be moved to the Red Baron Arena & Expo. Some of the events/food, may not take place or be available, although the Marshall Fire Department will be grilling ...

MASC to perform ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

MARSHALL- One of Shakespeare's most popular works is coming to life this weekend in Marshall.The Marshall Area Stage Company is presenting its Shakespeare in the Park production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 pm. today-Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Park in Marshall. The show is ...

Lyon County SPCC provides innovative health care to residents in 12-county area

MARSHALL - In its new Trailblazer Recognition program, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBS) is highlighting partners across the state that have found innovative ways to service its residents with better health care services. One of those programs is based in Marshall. It is the Southern ...

Move-in day at SMSU

Photo by Jenny KirkPresident Dr. Connie Gores, left, and members of the volleyball team were among roughly 500 Mustang Movers who helped new students carry their belonging to their campus dorms on Thursday at Southwest Minnesota State University. The volunteers are made up of current students, ...

RTR School Board peppered with questions surrounding supt. ouster

TYLER - The controversy over the way the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board handled putting Superintendent Bruce Houck on paid administrative leave continued with heated discussions at the RTR School Board meeting Wednesday night.District resident Gary Erdmann took four minutes of the board's ...

Pilot of spray plane killed in crash

RURAL RUTHTON - The pilot of a spray plane died Friday morning after the plane he was flying crashed after striking a radio tower.The plane went down in Fountain Prairie Township, Section 1, in rural Ruthton in Pipestone County, the Pipestone County Sheriff's Office said.Upon arrival at the ...

Rabbits take center stage

Murray County 4-H'ers show off love of their furry friendsSLAYTON?-?Members of the Murray County 4-H will be busy the rest of the week at the Murray County Fair.On Wednesday, the fair kicked off with the 4-H rabbit show at the Olsen Arena."The show went really well," said Mia Wichmann. "This ...

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 ...