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Five questions to ask your financial professional

July 23, 2014 Joshua Johnson When was the last time you met with a financial professional? Would you be more likely to keep those appointments if you knew some specific questions to ask? These meetings provide a... more »»

Hoping to be missed

July 23, 2014 One morning while looking at the Independent, I read that some youngsters were returned home in a runaway incident. I’m sure their parents had been worried and were happy to have them back hom. more »»

Books and beyond

July 22, 2014 Library patron When I saw Simon Garfield’s book, “To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing,” in the New at the Library list in the Independent Weekender earlier this summer, I... more »»

The tough conversation all couples ahould have

July 22, 2014 If asked, most couples would say it’s important to protect the financial future of their families in the event of a spouse’s unexpected death. more »»

Retirement is a big decision

July 21, 2014 District manager If you believe in going all the way or not going at all, there’s a day to celebrate your extreme ways. July 26 is All or Nothing Da. more »»

Letter from a World War II soldier

July 21, 2014 PART II We were led to a small native village and given rice, of which we were to get awfully sick of eating before our journey was ove. more »»

On the agenda

July 21, 2014 Marshall School Board meeting When: 5:30 p.m. more »»

Editor's column: Paywhat? You knew it was coming

July 19, 2014 Times change. We used to pull a plow in our fields with horses, now we have GPS guiding our building-size tractors (which, by the way would make killer Transformers. more »»

Camping in a tent

July 19, 2014 The last time I had been camping in a tent was 16 years ago when a couple of friends and I decided to make a trip out to the Black Hills area for the 50th anniversary of the Crazy Horse Monument. more »»

On the Porch

July 19, 2014 In the On the Porch column, I write about various topics relating to Lyon County history. more »»

Serious summer illnesses

July 19, 2014 Every summer I try to discuss the potentially serious problems of heat-related medical illness in this column or on the KMHL radio program. more »»

Your health: Summer Food Swaps

July 19, 2014 Be healthy and still eat ice cream while kicking back and drinking a cold one. As the adage goes, “have your cake and eat it too. more »»

Internships take SMSU grads to the Far Eastast

July 19, 2014 Two Southwest Minnesota State University students are learning about the hospitality industry, and Chinese culture, this summer. more »»

New at the library

July 19, 2014 New Materials at the Marshall-Lyon County Library Fiction • Abbott, Mega. The Fever • Aird, Catherine. Dead Heading • Andrews, Mary Kay. Save the Date • Baldacci, David (ed. more »»

Marshall Community Services

July 18, 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.com. more »»

Empowering girls to become leaders and advocates

July 18, 2014 Jim Smalley, executive director, New Horizons In August 2013, New Horizons Crisis Center received a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. more »»

What can investors learn from the All Stars?

July 17, 2014 Neil Frost Baseball’s best players gathered in Minneapolis this week to participate in the All-Star Game. more »»

Viens

July 17, 2014 I have this fence line that follows along our long driveway, which ends at the beginning of our entrance to our vegetable garden. more »»

Not exactly open-and-shut

July 16, 2014 One of the frustrations that I do not believe I am alone in having is opening some medicine bottles (over the counter or prescription – it makes no difference. more »»

The throwback

July 16, 2014 The tale goes something like this: a pair of Norwegian homesteader brothers built themselves a nice granary, two stories tall, with a sturdy stairway. more »»

 
 

 

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