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Whole grain goodness

September 3, 2014 On a cool fall morning what do many people, young and old alike turn to for breakfast? Oatmeal! Oatmeal is a hearty and healthy choice for breakfast — add a few walnuts and pieces of fruit, and you... more »»


September 3, 2014 Our three sons are individually unique and, at the same time, very much alike. James, the eldest, is five years older than Christian and 10 years older than Alexander. more »»

Bringing in the sheaves

September 1, 2014 Part II Out of the back of the threshing machine, the straw would make a steady curving stream from the rig, depositing the straw into a pile. more »»

A focus on rural nursing

September 1, 2014 Laurie Johansen has been a rural nurse for a long time. She knows that rural patients bring with them a rural mindset, and tend to be independent and self-sufficient. more »»

New at the library

August 30, 2014 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Abbott, Jeff. Inside Man: A Thriller • Aird, Catherine. The Religious Body • Andrews, Mary Kay. Save The Date • Box, C. . more »»

Nights are getting longer

August 30, 2014 I love summer stargazing but if you have an early morning wake-up call during the week like I do, you have to restrict your nights under the stars to the weekend. more »»

The face of terrorism is in our face

August 30, 2014 f the culture of extremist militant groups has seemed worlds away to you before this week, chances are it has never felt more real than it does no. more »»

A jaunt to the State Fair

August 30, 2014 It was a little later in the morning on Monday, but Ross and I were making our way to Falcon Heights to partake in the “Great Minnesota Get-Together”— the State Fair. more »»

On the porch

August 30, 2014 School is back in session for many students in the area. Did you know that the first consolidated school district in Minnesota occurred in Lyon County? In 1905, the Lynd School District N. more »»

Marshall Community Services

August 29, 2014 For registration information, call Marshall Community Services at 537-6767 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit more »»

Websites for students

August 28, 2014 By the time you read this, school is in session already. more »»

Notes from the garden

August 27, 2014 Once again it is that time of the year when those of us who garden ask ourselves: Why did we plant two zucchini plants instead of just one? How many loaves of zucchini bread do we really use in a... more »»

Work to become a better investor

August 27, 2014 Neil Frost On Sept. 1, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. more »»

Tailgates, sliders and family fun

August 27, 2014 Can anyone believe Labor Day is already upon us? For most of us that means football and tailgates. more »»

Septic system insurrection

August 27, 2014 All homeowners are familiar with a few inescapable truisms. more »»


August 27, 2014 When was the last time you were surprised? A jaw dropping, eye popping surprise that pushed a wondrous “WOW” out of your mouth. Well, it happened to me a couple of weeks ago. more »»

Bringing in the sheaves

August 25, 2014 Part I Harvest will begin in southwestern Minnesota soon. This time of year is payback time for farmers, the culmination of all their hard work during the crop season. more »»

Editor's column: A long way from Ferguson, in more ways than one

August 23, 2014 The Rev. Jesse Jackson may have overstated it a bit when he called the shooting of Michael Brown an execution, but I forgive him for that — Jackson has never been one to shy away from hyperbol. more »»

‘Everything is Awesome’

August 23, 2014 It was a kids’ movie for me this week as I checked out “The Lego Movie” from the library, along with “Labor Day,” starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. more »»

On the Porch …

August 23, 2014 In the spring of 1895, Father Jager of Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall and St. Edwards of Minneota arranged a get together of Polish Catholics. more »»



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