Community Voices

10 handy ways to use Social Security online

District manager Cotton swabs, aluminum foil, and www.socialsecurity.gov; everyday items that are simple, easy to use, and serve multiple purposes. Cotton swabs can keep your ear and computer keyboard spotless. You can use aluminum foil for both baking and preserving food. And what ...

55,000 supplies…

Help thousands of local children get a good start to the school year by donating some new school supplies or hygiene products. Stuff the Bus is coordinated by United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) and benefits all public, private and charter schools in the UWSWMN service area. Collected ...

Farmers market — a healthy option

August is at our doorstep, which means that the Farmers Market is just reaching peak season for our favorite fresh from the farm produce. The market is a wonderful asset in the community, and vendors work all year to prepare their products for the 16-week market season. This past winter the ...

A special day

Summer, summer! As we near August, kids are about to back to their school activities and practices. That means its time for Marshall to celebrate-with Sounds of Summer. It’s the annual special events that culminate the summer, triggering in my mind that SMSU is back in session, school ...

Looking strategically to the future

It is the time of the year when some of us might be asking, “Where did summer go?” I remember when I was a school-age child and student, I was excited in August — after all, football was starting! I had the same excitement when I was teaching and coaching, and I am still very excited ...

Rotarians begin efforts to upgrade Liberty Park

During the upcoming months the Rotary Club of Marshall Sunrise will work with the city of Marshall and the Marshall Fire Department to upgrade playground equipment at Liberty Park. Current play equipment has served its purpose for many years and because Liberty Park continues to be used by many ...

Clothesline Part II

Clothes hanging on the outside lines gave an opportunity for someone to hide between the lines of clothes. More than once, when I went to gather the clothes, the neighbor boy ran out from between the lines to scare me – which happened every time. I also remember that when I was returning to ...

Social Security and Medicare

District manager In July, communities everywhere celebrate our nation's independence with fireworks, family, and friends. A strong community also creates independence as we help each other recognize our full potential. Social Security has been helping people maintain a higher quality of ...

Social Security’s five top new blog posts

Social Security’s blog is a go-to source for news and resources. That’s why we named it Social Security Matters — it matters to everyone even if you don’t think you directly benefit from Social Security benefits today. The popularity of our blog has grown. We’d like to share some of ...

Talk, read, play, every day

Wild about Reading is being held in 16 different parks throughout southwest Minnesota this summer. The tour has already stopped in Marshall, Fulda, Ivanhoe, Russell, Canby, Balaton and Currie. Upcoming stops include: Cottonwood, Milroy, Marshall, Tyler, Westbrook, Granite Falls, Tracy, Slayton ...

Rotary International celebrates in Atlanta

On June 14-17, over 40,000 Rotarians from around the world gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2017 Rotary International Convention. One of the key points of the conference was to celebrate the Rotary Foundation’s 100th year. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving ...

Happenings in the Marshall Schools

Although school has been out for several weeks and there is still two months of summer vacation left, many things are happening in the Marshall Public School District. I’d like to share a few updates this month. On June 5, the second annual Marshall Public Schools’ Celebration of ...

Summer memories

June — the beginning of a summer for many. When thoughts turn to outdoor activities, blue skies, sunshine and vacations. Our family made our annual vacation trek to Lake Marion near Perham. So many memories of the time spent there. I can see my grandma swimming in the lake — splashing ...

talk, read, play, every day

Wild about Reading is being held in 16 different parks throughout southwest Minnesota this summer. The tour has already stopped in Marshall, Fulda, Ivanhoe, Russell, Canby, Balaton and Currie. Upcoming stops include: Cottonwood, Milroy, Marshall, Tyler, Westbrook, Granite Falls, Tracy, Slayton ...

rotary international celebrates in atlanta

On June 14-17, over 40,000 Rotarians from around the world gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2017 Rotary International Convention. One of the key points of the conference was to celebrate the Rotary Foundation’s 100th year. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving ...

Happenings in the Marshall Schools

Although school has been out for several weeks and there is still two months of summer vacation left, many things are happening in the Marshall Public School District. I’d like to share a few updates this month. On June 5, the second annual Marshall Public Schools’ Celebration of ...

summer memories

June — the beginning of a summer for many. When thoughts turn to outdoor activities, blue skies, sunshine and vacations. Our family made our annual vacation trek to Lake Marion near Perham. So many memories of the time spent there. I can see my grandma swimming in the lake — splashing ...

Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes this one so special — at least ...

On the Porch

Garvin lies in the southeast quarter of section 27, Custer township in Lyon County. The railroad track was laid west from Tracy in 1879. In 1882, a side track was laid and was called Siding No. 7. The Aug. 11, 1882 issue of the Marshall newspaper reported: “Lyon County has a new village, ...

Student emergency fund grants

This year marks 14 years of student emergency grant funding made available to schools in the United Way of Southwest Minnesota service area. Each spring all private, public and charter schools in our service area are invited to apply for a student emergency grant for the upcoming school year. ...