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Lincoln County Board accepts donation of a van for veterans

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IVANHOE — Lincoln County Veterans Service Officer Dan Kuss was afraid he missed the deadline when he applied for a van with a handicap lift from a Twin Cities school that refurbished vehicles as a school project. “The school is about automotive repair,” Kuss said. “They fix up ...

Crime for July 20

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MINNEOTA — An alcohol-related incident was reported at 3:07 p.m. Monday on the 400 block of East 3rd Street, Minneota Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — An I.D. card was reported found at 7:12 a.m. Monday, Marshall Police said. TRACY — An animal bite was ...

Picnic beetles

Ag and Extension

Mid to late July is raspberry picking time on our farm. We will move right into picking green beans soon as well so it keeps us busy in the vegetable garden as we keep marching into late summer. I have been a traditional raspberry grower and I have two patches of Latham raspberries. The heat ...

Ag and Extension Briefs

Ag and Extension

FSA County Committee nomination period in Lyon County now open The nomination period for the Lyon FSA county committee began on June 15. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Lyon County FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 1. County Committees are unique to FSA and ...

Weed killer turns neighbor against neighbor in farm country

Ag and Extension

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A longtime Arkansas soybean farmer, Mike Wallace thought of his neighbors as a community and always was willing to lend a hand if they faced any hardships with their crops. “Mike would do anything for any farmer,” his wife, Karen, said. “If there was a farmer ...

Vet memorial funding on hold

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MARSHALL — Lyon County commissioners went back to discussing a funding request for an area veterans’ memorial at their regular meeting Tuesday. But questions of how to budget for a contribution, and how to handle possible future requests, meant a decision likely won’t come until further ...

Townships in Lincoln County oppose road plan

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IVANHOE — There was standing room only as several Lincoln County township supervisors filled the commissioners’ board room during the meeting Tuesday morning. They were there to express their dissent to having 50 to 60 miles of county roads thrust onto their plates. Lincoln County ...

‘Responding to a need’

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MARSHALL — Death is not necessarily something people like to talk about, but it is part of life. After spending the past few years having conversations and exploring options regarding the shrinking space available at Calvary Cemetery, Holy Redeemer Church efforts led to the installation of ...

Hendricks mayor has Spirit

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HENDRICKS — Service to her community has always played a big part in Julie Hogie's life. “Part of it I would attribute it to my parents,” Hogie said. “My dad was involved in a lot of community organizations. That instills in you that it is a part of living in a small town. You’re ...

Buller spends lifetime at farmers market booth

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MARSHALL — It wouldn’t be a farmers market in Marshall, Hendricks or Ivanhoe without Linda Buller’s booth. Buller’s Gardens of rural Hendricks has been the mainstay of three farmers markets for years. Even during a slow time at 9 a.m. Saturday, customers milled about her booth ...

Crime for July 19

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COTTONWOOD — Vehicles vandalized with spray paint were reported at 6:22 a.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of East 2nd Street South, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department said. COTTONWOOD — A vehicle vandalized with spray paint was reported at 5:53 a.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of East ...

School board OKs 5-year strategic plan

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MARSHALL — One of the four action items approved by the Marshall School Board at its regular meeting on Monday was a working draft of the new five-year strategic plan. “It’s sort of a summary document called a governance document,” Marshall Superintendent Scott Monson said. “The ...

Living with wind farms

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TORONTO, S.D. — While the wind power companies tout the economic benefits of planting not one, but two wind farms in Lincoln County, some neighbors are fearing the possible negative impacts. A Deuel County, South Dakota, resident says he found out the hard way there are drawbacks to having ...

Plum Creek Library System asks for annual contribution

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SLAYTON — Plum Creek Library System’s Executive Director Jim Trojanowski will be asking the Murray County Board of Commissioners for $58,667 for the two libraries in the county at today’s meeting. This is the same amount as was requested last year, he said. “I’m asking for the ...

Rat bike and raptor steal the show in Tracy

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TRACY — A rat bike and a raptor replica stole the show in Tracy Saturday. Al Goergen of Tracy said he just “threw together” his army green 1981 custom 400 motorcycle that he called a “rat bike” and entered it into the Tracy Car and Motorcycle Show at Central Park this ...

Crime and Accidents for July 18

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TRACY — An animal bite was reported at 4:01 a.m. Monday on the 400 block of 8th Street, Tracy Police said. No further information was available. MARSHALL — Theft of a Samsung tablet was reported at 7:28 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of East College Drive, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL ...

New wildlife area dedicated in honor of Jerry Bue

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LYON COUNTY — There were plenty of reasons to celebrate the dedication of a new Wildlife Management Area in Lyon County. It will protect native grassland plants, provide habitat for pollinating insects, and give people opportunities to hunt and watch wildlife. But there was one more ...

Ag Olympics keep everybody moving at Yellow Medicine County Fair

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CANBY — While the sweltering heat likely kept some people away, those who were in attendance at the 128th annual Yellow Medicine County Fair Saturday afternoon were enthusiastically involved in a variety of activities. Despite the temperature nearing 100 degrees, a number of fair goers took ...

Colorado man brings Lego hobby to Tracy

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TRACY — Legos aren’t just for kids anymore. One Colorado man, Curtis Mork, has turned his Lego hobby into a seasonal job and has also been consulted by the Lego company on their Star Wars movie. While at the Tracy Public Central Library Saturday, Mork told the 30-plus children and some ...