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Editor's column: No offense, Siri

August 2, 2014 I bid a tearful farewell to a dear, dear friend last weekend. For the last seven years, we have been inseparable. I’d cringe at the very thought of leaving him behind at work or at home. more »»

 
 
 
A ‘Little House’ reunion

August 2, 2014 Early last year, I learned that there was going to be a big cast reunion of the “Little House on the Prairie” television stars in Walnut Grove. more »»

Take advantage of wonderful summer fair opportunities

August 2, 2014 After enduring the very wet spring of 2014, we have enjoyed another season of the Marshall City Band concerts in Liberty Park. Thanks again and accolades to M. more »»

On the Porch…

August 2, 2014 As I start writing the On the Porch column this week, the Lyon County Fair is happening. more »»

Marshall Community Services

August 1, 2014 The MCS fall brochure will be released on Friday, Aug. 15. Registration will begin upon receipt of your brochure. For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m. more »»

Should you be a ‘hands-on’ investor?

July 31, 2014 Neil Frost If you want to send your children or grandchildren to college, retire comfortably and achieve other important life goals, you will have to invest — it’s that simple. more »»

Entertainment — a look back

July 30, 2014 Maybe it shows my age, but I do believe that some of the best stage plays/musicals and movies came from when I was in my teens and that means back in the 1950s. more »»

A Sturgis snapshot

July 30, 2014 My wife and I recently took a trip to the Black Hills, a “just because” jaunt that we made just because it’s summertime. more »»

Back to Sports

July 30, 2014 It’s the height of summer but the start of fall sports practices are right around the corner. more »»

Letter from a WWII soldier (Part III)

July 28, 2014 The following letter (dated July 1, 1944) was written by First Lieutenant Robert A. Engels (who grew up in Ghent) to his father A.J. Engels. Engels had been reported as missing since April. more »»

Is a new SS card in your cards?

July 28, 2014 To help combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft, Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts beginning in August 2014. more »»

Editor's column: Just a reminder: Take nothing — and no one — for granted

July 26, 2014 I tucked my daughter in about 9:30 p.m. last Thursday. But this wasn’t our typical tuck-in time. more »»

New at the library

July 26, 2014 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Allee, Jennifer and Lisa Karon Richardson. Curtain Call • Boggs, Johnny D. Poison Spring (Western) • Brooks, Terry. more »»

Taking pictures through your telescope has never been easier

July 26, 2014 To this day, I absolutely love visual astronomy, using all types and sizes of telescopes to gaze at the celestial treats above. more »»

Create a plan to cover the necessities of retirement

July 26, 2014 Randy Groff What’s going to happen when your paycheck stops? It’s one of the biggest questions that people nearing retirement have. more »»

The never-ending hair battle

July 26, 2014 The last time my hair had bangs was in the mid-1990s. more »»

On the porch

July 26, 2014 Last week, the Lyon County Historical Society received a donation in the mail to add to its collection. more »»

Can you hear me now?

July 26, 2014 North-South vulnerable. North d. more »»

Marshall Community Services

July 25, 2014 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.marshallmn.co. more »»

Welu interning this summer at the Lincoln County Extension Office

July 25, 2014 IVANHOE — Taylor Welu, a 2011 Marshall High School graduate, has been enjoying her time this summer working as a summer intern for the Lincoln County Extension Office. more »»

Environmental care actions

July 24, 2014 With July almost over, I’m wondering if I should start to drag my Christmas tree up from the basement soon. more »»

 
 

Pancake breakfast to benefit Jessica Nelson set for Sunday August 3, 2014

A pancake breakfast benefit will take place Sunday for Jessica Nelson, a Tracy Area junior who was severely injured in a car crash July 8. The free-will donation benefit will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Caboose in Tracy. Kayla Daniels is providing musical entertainment during the event. more »

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"Sharknado" tidbits

July 31, 2014 Watched most of “Sharknado 2: The Second One” last night. I couldn’t give it my full attention because I had my 2-year-old tornado er, granddaughter, but I saw most of the good parts. more »

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